The next batch of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may already be equipped with the new "Force Touch" technology, according to reports. News came from certain suppliers of Apple, revealing that they have started early runs for the next batch of production.
Bloomberg first reported the news, citing sources from the suppliers that were not named. They said that the production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus with the revolutionary "Force Touch" technology has already commenced, indicating that mass production may begin as early as next month.
The new feature that will be present supposedly in this coming batch of iPhones is called "Force Touch." It is the same feature that is already being used with the Apple Watch. It allows the device to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, therefore allowing different types of commands to go with different types of touches. Apple was also added "Force Touch" in the new trackpad of the 12-inch MacBook, so it is not surprising to find it on other Apple devices soon. more >>
Rocksteady is currently hard at work on improving the performance of "Batman: Arkham Knight" on PC. The patch for the said gaming platform is now being rolled and it is expected to fix a number of bugs affecting the game including the rain effects and ambient occlusion, just to name a few.
In an update posted over at the Warner Bros. Community forum site, admin Yorick revealed the following improvements for the PC version of the game.Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu
Aside from the ones noted, the developer will continue to stream out future updates which would address the following issues: more >>
Sega's "Shenmue III" video game recently made it to the headlines. The game, which took to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to funding for its development, broke the world record for the fastest video game to raise $1 million dollars through a crowdfunding campaign. "Shenmue III" reached $1 million dollars in a record 1 hour and 42 minutes after the campaign was launched during Sony's E3 press conference.
"Shenmue III," according to its Kickstarter page, aimed to raise to $2 million dollars for the game's development. The game is the third installment of the "Shenmue" video game series of Sega, which is an open-world action-adventure video game. The first game of the series was first published in 1999 for Dreamcast only, and the second game was published in 2001 for Dreamcast and Xbox. The game was in fact considered one of the most expensive video games during its time. The game, according to its creator Yu Suzuki is 16 chapters long and because of its expensive production cost, remains unfinished.
It follows the epic adventure of 18-year old Ryo Hazuki, whose father was murdered by a man named Lan Di. He seeks to "unlock the mysteries of a legendary stone mirror" while avenging his father's death. more >>
Sony has remained mum about whether it will come out with a compact version of its latest flagship phone, the Xperia Z4. However, speculations have been raised about the company preparing to release their compact version of the latest phone in time for their usual announcement during fall.
The report cites not one but two benchmarking sites that reportedly featured a Sony phone with model number E5663, which may just be the next generation of its last compact phone, the Xperia Z3. Benchmarking sites GeekBench and GFXBench.
Both sites outlined the specs for the new phone, which is reported to have the 4.6-inch screen size that is usually associated with Sony's compact phones. The display quality of the new phone which is 1080p is definitely better than that of the Z3 Compact, which was only at 720p. If the reports are true, this new phone thought to be the Xperia Z4 Company will be the first small-screen phone that will have a 1080p display. more >>
Barely a month after the game's release for next-generation consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, "The Elder Scrolls Online" received a huge patch recently, according to reports.
Patch v01.04 for the PlayStation 4 is pegged at a huge file size of 15.9 GB. According to the game's developer, this particular patch also includes patch v01.01 to patch v01.03. The patch's huge size is however causing some problems with downloads and the developer has already apologized and promised that the next patches will not be cumulative for easier downloads. This particular patch is said to address over-all game performance and fixes common in-game crashes.
The fixes for the PlayStation 4 include "game crashes while on a mount," Tech Times reported. It also allows game input to remain enabled "while pulling up the PSN overlays." It also addresses the bypassing of the Realm Select screen, which earlier resulted in going directly to the Character Select screen. more >>
DreamWorks Studios recently acquired the film rights of Michael Crichton's last novel "Micro," according to reports.
The novel was published in 2011, a few years after Crichton's death. It was actually unfinished when he died in 2008, but another author Richard Preston was commissioned by Crichton's publisher to finish the book. The novel went on to become a New York Times bestseller, spending 20 weeks on the list for hardcover and paperback.
DreamWorks, particularly Steven Spielberg, expressed excitement over the development of the movie adaptation of the novel. Spielberg said, "We are pleased to have this opportunity to develop "Micro." For Michael, size did matter, whether it was for "Jurassic's' huge dinosaurs or 'Micro's' infinitely tiny humans." more >>