Fans of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 4 may soon be able to see the device sporting a mobile operating system other than Android. If reports are true, Thanksgiving will pave the way for the release of a version of the Xiaomi Mi 4 that runs on the latest mobile OS of Windows, Windows 10 Mobile. According to a Tech Times report, the phone, which is touted to be an iPhone lookalike, will be made available with Windows 10 mobile soon.
The report noted that this rumor is bolstered by a previous revelation from Xiaomi and Microsoft that they are experimenting on using Windows 10 mobile for the Xiaomi Mi 4 since March this year.
According to the report's source which is a GSM Dome report, a photo of the device sporting a Windows 10 mobile has appeared on Chinese website Weibo. The Weibo account owner is supposedly a Microsoft China employee who is the director of Engineering of the OS Software Engineer Institute, and he also claimed that the beta is close and will be making an appearance in Thanksgiving or November 28, to be exact. This particular employee is said to be responsible for the development of the OS for Xiaomi. more >>
"Beyond: Two Souls" is an interactive action-adventure video game that originally came out as a game for the PlayStation 3 in 2013. Fans of the paranormal game, which was the first video game to have been part of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be happy to know that a remastered version of the game will be coming out next week and it will be for the PlayStation 4.
The game was designed by French game designer David Cage with his Quantic Dream Studio. The remastered version, according to a report in The Verge, will have improved visuals with 1,080p resolution and will also include an extra DLC chapter titled "Enhanced Experiments." Another new feature of the game will also allow the player to play the game again in linear progression, as opposed to the nonlinear way the original game was played. This feature, however, is only available after a player has completed the game.
According to another report in GameSpot, the PS4 version will also highlight decisions made by the player after each scene and these can be compared with other players' decisions. Difficulty for some fight scenes were also increased as well as ensuring better controls for some of the action sequences. In terms of gameplay effects, the PS4 also makes use of the DualShock 4 speakers so that players can have a better experience when playing the Entity. more >>
It seems that the food business is not the only business that Pepsi wants to be in. With the announcement of the Pepsi Phone P1s, the popular Pepsi brand is going to dive into smartphones as well. According to a report in Gadgets 360, the company behind the brand has launched a crowdfunding campaign via a platform in China in order to manufacture the phones.
Pepsi has apparently allowed its brand to be used by the phone's manufacturer, Scooby Communication Equipment based in Shenzhen, China. The brand will be found not only on smartphones but also on smartphone accessories.
There will be two versions of the phone, according to the report: the Phone P1 is the regular version while another one, called the Phone P1s, is going to be compatible with China Unicom's FDD-LTE support. Apart from this difference, the two versions will share the same specs. more >>
Gamers who loved the original 2013 "Deadpool" game will love this piece of news: the game has been released for current generation consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, according to a report in International Business Times. Developer High Moon Studios and publisher Activision has made the PS4 and Xbox One version available last November 17.
The game is based on the Marvel comics character Deadpool, also known as the "Merc with a Mouth." The character is known for his humorous dialogue as well as his penchant for breaking the fourth wall, which means he always addresses the audience in his various dialogues.
The game is described as a "top cut of gun-and-katana-seared action, drizzled with an aioli of maniac sass and quips." While the game brings Deadpool's characteristic gun- and katana-wielding combat, it also showcases what fans like most about the character – his humor. more >>
The highly popular first-person shooter video game "Destiny" has just received a new update. Update 2.0.2 brings with it a lot of changes especially in the game's Player vs. Player part called the Crucible, according to a report in Tech Times. The Crucible is where playlists of Player vs. Player modes are found, such as those that feature individual, 3-on-3 and 6-on-6 matches.
The report noted that the reason behind the changes in the Crucible is because of the apparent difficulty of completing quests and bounties in the Player vs. Player mode. Thus, the game developer Bungie has thought of making adjustments on the quests and bounties. Instead of needing to win a Crucible match in order to make progress in a quest or bounty, players only need to complete a match to achieve progress. Winning is no longer necessary as playing the match is enough.
There are some quests that reward players who win their matches by helping them complete some quests faster than usual. But generally, players can just play the matches and they will still be able to finish quests and get bounties. As far as legendary item drop rates are concerned, the update has provided an increase for these in the Crucible. more >>
Facebook is planning to launch a new tool that aims to help ease breakups between two ex-lovers without the need to unfriend or unblock each other.
The social media giant recently announced that it will start testing out new tools that will help ex-lovers cope better after their breakup. Facebook will provide users the option to filter the information they encounter about their former flame on the social network without having to click either the Unfriend or Block button, according to TechCrunch.
The option to activate the new breakup tools will pop up once a Facebook user changes relationship status on the network. To give post-breakup Facebook users virtual space, they will be given the option to filter posts from an ex-lover, an AP report published on CNBC says. more >>