Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Asus has hit it big with its ZenFone line of phones, the most recent one being the ZenFone 2. November of last year, Asus added another variant of ZenFone 2 which it called the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition, boasting a whopping 128 GB of internal storage and a faster 2.3 GHz Intel Atom processor. Early this year, that same variant is getting an upgrade, with the release of a second edition of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, according to a report in Tech Times.
This time around, the device is equipped with an even faster processor. While the first edition only had a 2.3 GHz Intel Atom quad core Z3580 processor, the second edition will have a 2.5 GHz Intel Z3590 processor. It will still be paired with 4 GB of RAM.
In terms of internal storage, the new device will still have 128 GB of storage but instead of an additional 64 GB through a microSD card, it can now be boosted up to 128 GB which effectively gives the user 256 GB of total storage possible. more >>
The not-so-ordinary first-person shooter game called "Superhot" is finally being released for PC, Mac and Linux later this month on February 25. A report in Polygon calls it an "unusual" FPS because of its different game dynamics, which is time-based and switches from one perspective of the player shooting at enemies to another where the player has to dodge bullets being shot at him.
The independently-developed game was first conceptualized in 2013 during a seven-day game jam for first-person shooter games. In 2014, the game launched a Kickstarter campaign which fed into the game's development. A beta version of the game was released in August 2105, which was only provided for those who funded the game through the campaign.
Recently, game developer Superhot Team announced that the game is coming to PC, Mac and Linux platforms within February. Xbox One users will also get a console version of the game a month after, according to the Polygon report. more >>
Third-person shooter "Tom Clancy's The Division" is close to its March 8 release date and publisher Ubisoft is continuing its effort to sweeten the pie for those who are still thinking of getting the game's Season Pass. According to a report in Digital Trends, Ubisoft has revealed what it plans for the game in terms of new content in the months following the launch of the game.
Those who buy the Season Pass, according to the report, will be getting three expansions in the coming months. According to Ubisoft, the loads of content that players can expect will include new equipment and new weapons, as well as "new types of gameplay that are designed to engage players after they've completed the main portion of 'The Division.'"
The first expansion pack that is arriving is called "Underground," and will have players exploring the depths of the Big Apple with a four-player squad, at most. The second expansion pack called "Survival" is considered a "mini-campaign" which will only be available to those who have completed the main storyline of the game. It is "designed to test the skills of veteran players." The final DLC is titled "Last Stand," details of which have been scarce so far. more >>
The iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak probably will not be released anytime soon, and there are still no announcements on when the tool is scheduled to come out.
Rumor has it that hacker groups PanGu and TaiG have decided to release the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak after iOS 9.3 comes out to prevent Apple from creating a more secure operating system. However, many were disappointed when the public version of iOS 9.3 Beta 2 was released last week and no jailbreak tool followed, according to Neuro Gadget.
Apple is reportedly planning to release the iOS 9.3's final version to the public within this month, but the schedule for the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak is still up in the air, the Inquisitr reports. more >>
"Battlefield 5" will be released before the end of the financial year on Mar. 31, 2017, based on EA's latest announcement.
EA's recent statement says "Battlefield 5" will be out just in time for the holidays. Along with it, the firm will also release "Mass Effect" and "Titanfall" in the same fiscal year, according to the International Business Times UK.
"An all-new 'Battlefield' game from DICE will arrive in time for the holidays, we're excited to have a new 'Titanfall' experience coming from our friends at Respawn," said EA in a statement. "And of course, 'Mass Effect Andromeda' from the team at BioWare will launch later in the fiscal year." more >>
In the smartphone industry these days, it is common knowledge that Taiwanese multinational company HTC has not been performing very well in the past year or so, with the mediocre sales of its latest flagship, the HTC One M9, as well as the controversy it got mired in when they were accused by Apple that they copied the iPhone's design with its HTC One A9. The company however may be trying its hand to make a comeback with its upcoming flagship, the HTC One M10.
According to a Forbes report, recent leaks about the device point to one big change it is planning to make with the HTC One M10 and it has to do with equipping it with a bigger and better-performing camera. The report cites a leak from known tipster Evan Blass who is said to have seen a prototype model in action.
According to the leak, the device is said to have a 1,440 by 2,560 pixel display, which is also said to be using AMOLED technology. Under the hood, it is said to sport the latest Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 820, which comes with an Adreno 530 GPU and is paired with 4 GB of RAM. Internal storage is said to be at 32 GB and comes with expandable memory support through a microSD card slot. more >>