The normal charge cycle for batteries consumers use today range from 5,000 – 7,000, which means that after that point, the capacity will substantially be reduced to a point that the battery is no longer usable. That's why no matter how one takes really good care of a battery in a smartphone, tablet computer, or laptop, there will come a time that it'll reach its end.
But what if there was one that gives you the luxury of never having to buy a replacement battery, and we mean ever?
A group of researchers from the University of California in Irvine recently claimed that they were able to build a battery that has 200,000 charge cycles with the use of wires which are literally thinner than human hair. more >>
While it was announced back in 2015 and was expected to drop mid-April this year, the second season of the popular anime series "Attack on Titan" is reportedly being delayed.
The Japanese anime adaptation, which is based off the internationally successful manga series, first aired in 2013 and is produced by Wit Studio and Production I.G. The first season aired on the Japanese network MBS from April to September 2013.
Fans of both the TV adaptation and the manga series rejoiced last year when a new season was finally announced. However, the anticipation has hit a wall, with reports now coming out that the new season is being delayed while the manga's creators create new content. more >>
After months of rumors and speculation, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has confirmed that they are announcing a new flagship smartphone with the Honor brand on May 10. According to a Tech Times report, the company's website teased the event with the confirmed name of the handset which is the Honor V8.
The company likewise confirmed that the upcoming device will rock two rear cameras, each of which is a 12-megapixel shooter. Unfortunately, the rumor about these cameras being made by Leica, a known imaging company, was quashed by Huawei.
Aside from the launch date, Huawei's did not reveal much in terms of the phone's specifications, but the dual camera set-up does indicate that this successor of the Honor 7 will be carrying the same cameras as the ones found on other Huawei devices such as the upcoming Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. more >>
The "Homefront" franchise is making a comeback with the upcoming release of the second game in the series, "Homefront: The Revolution." The open-world first-person shooter will be arriving for the Windows, Linux, OS X, Xbox One and PS4 on May 17 in the U.S. and a few days later on May 20 for Europe.
According to a report in IGN, "Homefront: The Revolution" is a reboot of the franchise, rather than a sequel. It borrows the same story premise as the first game, which is the invasion of America by North Korea. The events in the new game are said to occur four years after the events in the first game.
The franchise has gone through some ownership issues this past few years, having passed through three different owners after its original publishing studio had to shut down due to financial issues. The current developer, Dambuster Studios is working with publisher Deep Silver to release the game, and according to the IGN report, this developer has had some considerable experience in making shooter games as Crytek UK. more >>
"Dark Souls III" is an action role-playing game that does not disappoint gamers who are familiar with the game series as well as new gamers who are playing the "Souls" series for the first time. And like previous games in the series, it also holds many secrets that players can unlock to improve their success in the game. A report in GameSpot lists down some of these big secrets which are useful for gamers who wish to gain an upper hand.
The game features several new bosses that need to be defeated in order to successfully finish the game. There are however other bosses who are considered optional in the game's story but when defeated will bring the player different rewards. According to the report, these optional bosses can be found in areas that are hidden and need to be discovered. Among these bosses are Curse Rotted-Greatwood, Old Demon King, Oceiros the Consumed King, Champion Gundyr, Ancient Wyvern, and the Nameless King. Another report has more detailed tips on how to find these bosses and possibly how to defeat them.
Multiple endings are one feature that the game boasts of. This is another of the game's secrets. The player must follow a series of steps for each ending to be unlocked in order. There are four endings, namely To Link to the First Flame, Usurping the Fire, Usurping the Fire (Alternate ending) and Lord of Hollows. The easiest ending to achieve is To Link to the First Flame as all the player needs to do is to get to the final boss, the Soul of Cinder and defeat him. After his defeat, the player can then "interact with the bonfire" that appears which leads to the game's ending cutscene. For details about the other endings, players can check out another GameSpot report on obtaining endings. more >>
Chinese smartphone company LeEco, formerly known as Letv, unveiled three smartphones that have an all-metal design and thin bezels, and more notably, no more headphone jacks. According to a report in Gadgets 360, the company decided to let go of the standard headphone jacks in favor of using USB Type-C ports for audio. It has also put one over Apple, who has been repeatedly rumored to remove the headphone jack on its next iPhone.
The three phones namely the Le 2, the Le 2 Pro and the Le Max 2 have the same look and design, according to the report. The difference is mainly what is under the hood. The high-end device among the three is the Le Max 2, which has a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, paired with either 4 GB of RAM and internal storage options of 32 GB and 64 GB or 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB onboard storage. Battery capacity is at 3,100 mAh. Camera set-up is a 21-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The Le 2 has a MediaTek deca-core Helio X20 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of onboard storage. It has a 16-megapixel main camera with an LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Le 2 Pro has two variants – one powered by a Helia X20 processor and one with a Helio X25 processor; both have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The Le 2 Pro has a better rear camera at 21-megapixels, while the front shooter is also an 8-megapixel one. Both the Le 2 and the Le 2 Pro have full HD screens and 3,000 mAh batteries. more >>