Editor's note: The following op-ed originated in response to an interview request for an article about sexbots. You can read that article here.
Sexbots will not be the cure for many of society's ills that some predict. But intelligent, sentient robots could, some day, help us become more Christ-like.
People idolize a lot of things, using them as coping mechanisms. When we lose interest or hope, when we get depressed — we turn to things that we think will fill the void. Sometimes these little "g" gods can provide people with a false sense of identity. Alcohol, drugs, smoking, excessive eating … excessive anything really, can lead us down a narcissistic path of unhealthy living. Sex too can be one of these idols. more >>
Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that "Stars Wars: Battlefront 3" is being made for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is unclear however whether the PC version will be available for both Mac and SteamOS. What is clear from the recent announcement is that the game will not be available for 7th generation consoles such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
As far as definite release date, the game's developers are still gunning for a Holiday 2015 release, which can be between October to December 2015., according to Gamranx. Some reports are, however, saying that the game will be released in conjunction with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie release in December 2015.
Electronic Arts has also confirmed that it will unveil more of the game during the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, which is slated from April 16 to 19. more >>
The release of Samsung's next flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge is one of the most awaited smartphone releases of the year. After the company revealed the new phones at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, many consumers are wanting to know when and how they can get a hold of these new devices. Samsung has announced that the phones will be available on April 10.
In the US, Samsung has confirmed that they will be available from these carriers: AT&T, Verizon Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Boost Mobile, Cricket, and MetroPCS. In the lead up to its release, carriers have started setting up preorder sign up pages, according to a report in Tech Times. Samsung and some U.S. carriers are anticipating "record preorders" that some carriers already have dedicated registration pages on their websites.
Verizon for instance took to Twitter to make the announcement that they will accept preorders starting April 1. The tweet also leads to a link to their dedicated registration page. Registration however means that users will receive email alerts and notifications about the phones' availability. more >>
Only a month has passed since "Dragon Ball XenoVerse," a video game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC was released in February 2015. To date, the game has reportedly shipped 1.5 million copies worldwide.
On March 17, Namco, the game's developers, made available the first set of Downloadable Content for the game. Immediately after DLC 1 was released however, Namco came out detailing the contents of the second DLC pack, in what is seen by observers as building up the momentum for the game. According to a report in iDigital Times, Namco published more than 30 screenshots of its next DLC last March 20, "giving fans a glimpse at everything from new characters to the various special moves coming to DBX later this year."
The second set of downloadable content, which is scheduled to be released sometime before the end of March in Japan, is reported to be introducing four new characters to the game's roster. The next round will supposedly add "Eis Shenron, Mira, Nuova Shenron and Towa, along with costumes inspired by both of the 'Dragon Ball XenoVerse' antagonists." The game already has a long list of characters, but this is not stopping Namco from adding some more. It is not yet known when DLC Pack 2 will be made available outside of Japan. more >>
HTC's next flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9 is now available in stores in Taiwan, the rest of Asia and Europe. This is in accordance to their March 1 launch announcement at the Mobile World Congress.
According to a report in GSM Arena, the phone is available in both 32GB and 64GB variants, but in limited case colors. Only Gunmetal Gray and the Silver/Rose Gold will be available. The Amber Gold variant is said to be available sometime in April. The report did not mention when the Pink/Gold variant will be released.
Buyers in the U.S. will have to wait until April 10, when HTC makes the phone available in the country. This is the same schedule that they announced during the Mobile World Congress. And incidentally, it is also the same day that Samsung will release the Galaxy S6. more >>
Google's lineup of Nexus series devices have already been rolled out with their latest mobile operating system, Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The most recent update was for the Motorola-made Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) smartphones which are under contract with US mobile carrier T-Mobile.
The new OS versions however created confusion among users as a report from Tech Times indicated that the mentioned device will be receiving a different Lollipop update version which is labelled as LMY47M. more >>