Rovio has been milking the Angry Birds franchise for a very long time now and it is understandable why. After all customers just keep buying the new games whenever they are released, so why would Rovio want to put an end to that, right?
So far we have seen Rovio attempt to break out from the typical Angry Birds setup through titles such as Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Go! which is a kart game featuring characters from the Angry Birds franchise. Now it looks like Rovio has a new Angry Birds game up their sleeve thanks to a teaser video Rovio has posted on YouTube (video above). (more…)
The Oppo Find 7 will be unveiled on the 19th of March according to recent invites that have been sent out by the company. The handset has been teased for a pretty long time now and safe to say many are looking forward to it.
Why is that? Well perhaps the fact that the Oppo Find 7 will pack a QHD display is one of the reasons why many are curious as to how the phone might handle. In fact a recent report has suggested that a 50MP camera could find its way onto the phone as well, making it even more interesting. Unfortunately recent photos of the handset that have surfaced seems to suggest otherwise. (more…)
Perhaps when it comes to home appliances, cameras, and televisions, Panasonic might be a brand that comes to mind. However when it comes to smartphones, unless you live in Japan, chances are Panasonic is not a brand you’d typically associate with smartphones.
Now Panasonic has in the past attempted to break out of the Japanese market and enter into Europe, although that venture did prove to be a bust. Panasonic also reportedly retired from the consumer smartphone market, but recent reports suggested that they could be getting back in. Well the turns out the latter is true because over in India, Panaosnic has recently announced the P31 smartphone. (more…)
During MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced two new devices – the BlackBerry Z3 which would be headed to Indonesia and was the result of BlackBerry’s partnership with Foxconn, and the BlackBerry Q20 which is a BlackBerry phone with a physical keyboard and integrated trackpad, a hark back to the glory days of the Canadian company.
Unfortunately not much was known about the Q20 besides its integrated trackpad design, meaning that in terms of availability, hardware specifications, design, and price, we’re pretty much left in the dark for now. (more…)
BlackBerry isn’t doing so good at the moment, based on our earlier reports which shows that the company actually lost market share to Windows Phone, not to mention having carriers lose confidence in them. All of this seems to make for an uphill battle for BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, who despite the odds believes that he will be able turn things around.
If anything Chen has a sense of humor regardless of how bleak the situation is, and even has no qualms about poking fun at the competition which he recently did during the Oasis Montgomery conference. (more…)
The problem with wearable technology like Google Glass is that it is very obvious. Granted the design is sleek and elegant, but the fact that there is a tiny computer strapped to your face is a giveaway that this is definitely not your regular pair of glasses, which in some cases might even lead to hostility.
So would it be better if wearable technology like headgear and smartwatches be designed to mimic more regular items? We guess that’s really a question of design, but recently a bunch of iWatch concepts have made their way online and boy do they look good! (more…)
It hardly comes as a surprise to many that BlackBerry isn’t doing so hot at the moment. We’re not sure what it is, it could be that more people prefer iOS and Android compared to the BlackBerry platform, it could be the hardware, it could also be the ecosystem in which there aren’t as many BlackBerry apps compared to iOS and Android.
However BlackBerry has a new leader in the form of John Chen who promises to turn the company around. In fact Chen recently expressed that he had a 50-50 chance to turning things around which we’re not sure if it should be taken as a good or bad sign. However despite these changes, UK carrier Three does not think that it will work out. (more…)
The gaming industry is a huge one consisting of millions upon millions of players of different races, cultures, gender, preferences, age, location, and so on. In fact this is a pretty huge demographic that can be tapped into for all sorts of research, but at the same time it can also be used for political agendas, which is what Microsoft could be thinking of.
According to a report from the Washington Post, they claim that Microsoft has been working with CPAC and are pushing the idea of possibly using Xbox Live gamertags and public information to help build a database in which it can be used to target political ads on your dashboard, Skype, and MSN. (more…)
Back in 2012, BlackBerry’s then CEO, Thorsten Heins, expressed his belief and confidence that BlackBerry could overtake Windows Phone and become the third most used smartphone operating system, behind both Android and iOS.
Unfortunately the latest numbers released by comScore are suggesting otherwise. In fact it seems that in terms of market share in the US, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has managed to edge out BlackBerry to claim the number two spot, although not by much. (more…)
When it comes to poking fun at the competition, Nokia has never been one to shy away from doing just that. In fact they recently made fun of Samsung for their attempts at sponsoring the Oscars by providing Ellen Degeneres with a Galaxy smartphone, calling the photos taken blur.
It’s interesting that Nokia is pretty daring especially given that as far as their position in the smartphone market is concerned, they’re not exactly leaders, especially in the face of other brands like Samsung and Apple. In fact despite reports that Windows Phone is on the rise, it is still pretty far behind both Android and iOS, but it seems that won’t stop Nokia from bragging anyway. (more…)
Are you a huge Apple fan? Do you use all things Apple, like a MacBook, an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod? Well if you do, you might be interested in this Kickstarter project for a desk called the SlatePro. Why, you ask? Well it’s because it’s a desk created specifically for Apple products in mind.
What this means is that users can look forward to special docks and cutouts where they will be able to dock and charge their iPads or iPhones, and for MacBook users, you can place your laptop over the cutout holes which will help to ventilate your laptop to cool it down naturally. (more…)
Back in 2013, the NSA’s Project PRISM was one of the bigger tech scandals as it implicated several big tech companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Apple as working together with the NSA to allow spying and gathering of information on their users.
Naturally the companies denied this, and Google themselves were outraged that the NSA had somehow managed to hack into their system which led to tech companies meeting with President Obama and calling for reforms. That being said, Google has upgraded their security since which has led executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, to believe that all their data is now safe from the government’s prying eyes. (more…)
Dell caters to a lot of different types of users. This ranges from the student who needs something affordable to work with, to the home user, to the hardcore gamer, and to the enterprise. Well if you’re looking for something for the enterprise, you might be interested to learn that Dell has recently announced the Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation. (more…)
Yesterday, we did bring you word that those who are interested in paying Hawaii a visit from their computers can do so thanks to the wonders of Street View on Google Maps, and today we have news that Street View imagery will also deliver something that is different from street level buildings and happenings, literally going under the water along the way. The Catlin Seaview Survey has teamed up with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, where this combined effort will record and reveal the rich abundance of marine life that reside along Sydney’s famous Harbour and coastline, all the way from Manly to Bronte. This particular project would make use of Catlin Seaview Survey’s 360-degree panoramic SVII camera in order to gather the imagery, where the compiled images will then be published to Google Maps later this year.
Samsung most probably hopes that Milk Music is going to be the next big thing in the world of music, where this will be a free radio service that carries 200 ad-free stations, offering a fully customizable experience to your taste. Milk Music is already available on the Google Play store, where it delivers an effortless and entertaining manner for one to enjoy the music one loves, as well as being able to check out new and unexpected music. It is fully customizable, and users should be able to take to its elegant, easy-to-use interface in a jiffy. After all, it should not be easy getting bored of 200 plus stations, right?
Scientists have apparently come up with an orgasm machine, where it is capable of delivering a climax at the single push of a button. This particular idea hails from a surgeon in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the point of its existence is not to lead the whole world into a constant state of pleasure, but rather, to treat folks who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction. It will require surgery, of course, as the medical implant which is sized smaller than a packet of cigarettes needs to be placed within your body before it can work. Medical trials of this unique device are tipped to kick off later this year in Minneapolis.
Any modern day road warrior will be able to tell you that one can never have enough power for their gadgets and gizmos, and there are moments when we need just that extra bit of juice in our smartphones to make that crucial phone call, only to realize that Murphy’s Law has struck again. Perhaps with the Charged-Card, such situations would be a thing of the past. The Charged-Card is not one that allows you to spend money with wanton abandon only to pay back later with interest, but rather, it is a phone accessory that comes in the form factor of a credit card, and yet carries a charge to juice up depleted batteries on the move.
Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X, has just been given a makeover on the outside, while the innards would more or less remain the same. Behold, the College Collection for the Moto X which will comprise of a series of customization options so that consumers are able to show off just how proud they are of their alma mater, even though it is done via taking your smartphone out from your pocket. Its College Collection launch will see the inclusion of nine new back colors as well as a trio of new accent colors to MotoMaker, so that potential buyers will be able to pick their university’s perfect color combo.
A brain implant in Alex Frederick’s brain has allowed the little boy to hear for the first time in his 17 months of living, thanks to the presence of a brain implant that was performed in a Boston hospital. This particular device has yet to be approved in the United States for children, but this move ought to help change the perception. In fact, it has been implanted directly into his brain so that he can hear. It was not too long ago that Alex’s parents tried for a cochlear implant, which happens to be a 40-year-old technology that relies on electrodes to stimulate auditory nerves, but the surgery was not successful. With the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) however, a tiny antenna which has been implanted on the brainstem allows one to pick up signals from a small microphone that is worn on the ear, before relaying them back inside to the brain’s segment that is associated with interpreting sound in the form of electrical signals.
It is always nice to see fanboys on both sides of the divide presenting their arguments to tell the world as to why their point of view is correct, and here we are two contenders in the video game console department – the Xbox One and Sony PS4. Watch Dogs has come under the microscope this time around when it comes to the resolution as well as framerate, and it does seem as though the PS4 version of Watch Dogs has the upper hand over the Xbox One version. Basically, the Sony PS4 version of Watch Dogs will feature 1080p resolution at 30fps, while the Xbox One version will dish out 960p at 30fps. As for the PC version, I guess it is hands down the winner, as depending on your system configuration, your eyeballs will be able to enjoy up to 4K resolution, with a variable framerate.