This month, Amazon will be releasing a new software update that will make it easier for Kindle owners to share, browse, and buy books from their devices. According to Amazon's announcement, the free, over-the-air update will include a personalized Home screen, easy access to popular settings, book recommendations, and a sharing feature that allows Kindle owners to share their favorite books or quotes with family and friends via social media.
Kindle owners will be able to tap on My Library to view all of their e-books and tap on the upper left side of the Home screen to see the most recently-opened e-books. Tapping on Downloaded will allow users to view all their downloaded e-books while tapping on All will let them see all the e-books they have, even the ones in the Cloud.
A new Home screen section called My Reading List will show a list of books in the user's Amazon Wish List, as well as samples downloaded. Those with Goodreads accounts will also find the books on their Goodreads Want to Read shelf there. more >>
2015 was not a good year for GoPro.
The company experienced a fall in share price, its Hero4 Session had to be given a price cut, and its product line seemed to confuse - rather than excite - consumers. Though an estimated 85 percent of consumers looking to buy an action camera still go for a GoPro, the company revealed in January that its sales have gone down by as much as 31 percent compared to the same period in 2015.
To rectify this, CEO Nick Woodman has announced several changes to the company's action camera lineup for 2016. more >>
"Hitman" beta is coming first to PlayStation 4 (PS4) on Feb. 12 ahead before it arrives on PC on Feb. 19.
Players who pre-order "Hitman" on either PS4 or PC can automatically access the beta version on their respective release. As for the Xbox One, no beta of the open world game has been announced yet, according to the International Business Times.
Those who pre-order "Hitman" on PS4 can get their hands on the Requiem pack, which includes a white suit, explosive rubber duck, silenced pistol, and other in-game items. Based on "The Director," the first of the exclusive "Sarajevo Six" contracts revealed, the first setting of the game will be in Paris, the report details. more >>
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 >>