Just how big is the open world featured in the upcoming game "Mad Max?" A Tech Times report tries to piece together information from various sources to answer this question.
Another report in Forbes also noted that even before the game is officially released on September 1 for various platforms, the amount of marketing materials that has already been released about the game is nothing short of a "deluge." Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive recently released a TV commercial for the game, giving gamers a good glimpse of what's in store for them if they purchase the game.
"Mad Max" is an open-world post-apocalyptic survival video game. It is set in what is called the Wasteland and its description says: "In the Wasteland, it's every man for himself. Playing as the reluctant warrior, players must embark on a treacherous journey to build the ultimate war vehicle and leave the madness behind." more >>
McDonald's may have leaked the release date of Android Pay, Google's mobile payment system that utilizes Android smartphones.
Based on memos distributed across several McDonald's outlets, Android Pay could be launched in the United States on August 26. The memos detail to the restaurant's managers and crew members how they should accept mobile payments, according to Mashable.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is getting a lot of positive reviews over its sleek physique, but a major design flaw lurks in the new smartphone.
There have been reports circulating online about the potential permanent damage that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's S Pen could inflict on the handset's functionality. If a user inserts the pen the wrong way, the phone's stylus detection could be affected, according to IBN Live.
Styluses are usually designed in such a way that the user cannot insert it in its slot the wrong way, but not the S Pen for the Galaxy Note 5, or so it seems. more >>
Huawei does not want to be outdone by its competitors. The company recently unveiled its newest smartphone called Honor 7i that boasts of a 180-degree rotating camera, the first smartphone ever to have such a camera.
According to a report in Tech Times, the Huawei Honor 7i is a smartphone that is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. This same camera, however, can be turned or flipped to face front and become a front-facing camera. The phone thus no longer has a secondary front-facing camera. Although the camera isn't as powerful as the main cameras of other high-end smartphones, it definitely beats any front-facing camera available on most smartphones in the market. For smartphone users who love to take selfies, it is definitely a big plus. In comparison, it is much better than the 5-megapixel front camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the 1.2-megapixel front camera of the iPhone 6.
Not only is the camera able to turn 180-degrees, it also has a Sony Exmor sensor which has an f/2.0 aperture and comes with an integrated flash, so even selfie shots come out well lighted. more >>
The Taiwanese technology company Asus is gearing up to make some big announcements at the upcoming IFA Consumer Electronics Trade Fair in Berlin, which will run from September 4 to 9, 2015. The company, according to a Tech Times report, said that it will be holding a special event at the IFA 2015. It has scheduled a special press conference on September 2, at 1:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time. The said press conference will also be livestreamed.
Aside from information about the press conference, Asus also released a video with teaser images of what's in store for the public during the unveiling. The 20-second video was released through the company's Facebook page and it featured some teaser shots of at least three devices.
Entitled "IFA 2015 Asus ZenFamily," it showed brief shots of what looked like a streamlined desktop computer, a smartphone and a smartwatch. Except for the desktop computer, the two other devices that were shown were very vague. The video post was accompanied with the following text: "Ready for the latest innovations inspired by the power and beauty of nature?" as the video also featured images of "forces of nature." more >>
There were recent reports, including one on Tech Times, that the first-ever modular smartphone codenamed "Project Ara" that Google is currently developing had failed the drop test and the company was having trouble keeping the components together. The report also said that the project would be experiencing a delay because of these developments.
A recent report, also in Tech Times, however disputed these earlier reports, saying that it was just a joke and not a very good one. The earlier news about failing the drop test all seemed real because it was the project team themselves who tweeted it to the rest of the world, and naturally, it became trending news all over the Internet. According to the report, the person in charge of Project Ara's Twitter account decided it was better to joke around rather than make an announcement about the project ditching electropermanent magnets altogether. This however did not turn out well because a few days later, the project team took to Twitter again to clarify and say that they had already found "a new solution to secure the modules to the smartphone."
The clarificatory tweet said: "BTW #FailedTheDropTest was a joke. Didn't fail. We have been configuring a new solution. It's better too. #WorkingOnOurHumor." more >>