Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo is said to release a flagship device soon and reports suggest that it's going to be the successor of the Oppo Find 7 which is the Oppo Find 9.
According to The Mobile Indian, the predecessor was previously found on Antutu benchmark with the model number Oppo X9007 before it was released back in 2014. Now, the model number Oppo X9009 has been spotted in GFXBench and fans have a strong hunch that it's going to be the Find 9.
There are no official details yet regarding the said upcoming device, but the rumor mill is packed with possible information about it. more >>
Sad news for all the fans of the action-adventure sandbox video game "Disney Infinity." The time has come that they will need to definitely say goodbye to the series as Disney has decided to cancel the supposedly coming new edition of the game, which is the "Disney Infinity 4.0 Edition." This is in line with the verdict of the company to exit the video game business.
According to The USB Port, the company will no longer create toys for "Disney Infinity," which is a game that makes use of collectible figurines that are then synchronized within the game world using pads. They will also take a $147 million charge for its cancellation and cease making games for consoles like Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation. This also means a closure of developer Avalanche Software which Disney bought in 2005. The Wall Street Journal reveals that the shutdown has cut around 250 to 300 employees, who are mostly from Salt Lake City.
The reason for the sudden layoff is due to the decreasing sales of the game for more than a year already. As per CBS Sacramento, CEO Bob Iger revealed to the analysts that risks has already caught up with them. more >>
With the Internet and its use becoming more ubiquitous in daily life, more and more people are going online, using their mobile phones or computers at home and at work. A recent study conducted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, however, showed that more Americans are becoming fearful of going online because of their concerns about online security.
According to a report in PC Magazine, of the 41,000 households participating in the survey, about one-fifth of the respondents said that they experienced some form of data breach or identity theft in their overall Internet experience.
The NTIA report says that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned with privacy and security online. When the survey asked the respondents whether these security and privacy concerns kept them from doing online transactions, 45 percent of the households reported that they opted not to conduct financial transactions, online purchases, post on social networks or share their opinions or political views online, while 30 percent of households decided not to engage in any two of the activities mentioned. more >>
Apple is highly expected to officially unveil its next mobile OS, the iOS 10. All this is expected to be made at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Rumored features of the iOS 10 have already been scouring online with most likley to be made official soon.
According to Forbes, the latest update won't offer a major redesign meaning there won't be massive tweaks. But just like the previous updates, this one should carry enough improvements to keep iOS device users excited.
Let's try and have a look at what features to expect from the iOS 10 update: more >>
South Korean tech giant LG has recently unveiled to the world an action camera that will have its competitors reevaluate their products. According to a report by LG Newsroom, the latest addition to the company's product line is officially dubbed as the LG Action CAM LTE. Fans who have been waiting for this will be impressed with the new device as it holds a feature that has never been seen before in other brands—a built-in LTE connectivity.
Engadget detailed that the world's first action camera with LTE connectivity allows users to stream directly to YouTube Live. This basically means that there is no need for the gadget to be connected to a smartphone in order to be able to broadcast live. Aside from its LTE, Mashable noted that the new gadget is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The new device captures images with its 12.3-megapixel camera incorporated with a ½.30-inch sensor. It records videos at ultra HD resolution at 30 frames per second and 720p HD resolution at 120fps for slow motion. Users also have the option to record at full HD with 1080p resolution at 60 fps. There's a limitation with broadcasting live on YouTube though. Users will only be allowed with 720p at 30fps. more >>
Google is on a roll, bringing in several updates to multiple platforms and apps, the latest of which is a bunch of new features for Google Translate on mobile, including Offline Mode for iOS users, Tap to Translate, and a Word Lens for Chinese text.
Per report from Adweek, the new feature called "Tap to Translate" gives Android users the ability to copy any text in chat messages, internet comments and others while also getting a translation without the need to switch apps. Perhaps the best thing about this new feature is that it is now integrated into all 103 languages previously supported by Google Translate. Here's a brief video explaining how it works:
Meanwhile, the iOS offline mode, according to LifeHacker, allows the translation of a text even without access to the internet or data connection. The same report says that this feature comes in very handy for those who are traveling but isn't subscribed to any international data plan. more >>