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Watch this year's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in 360 live streaming
- February 22, 2016

Alongside its launch of the two new smartphones, Samsung released the Gear 360 twin-lens camera that will work in conjunction with the new phones to allow users create VR experiences directly on the phone. The Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be announced on February 21 in Barcelona . Last but not least, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will also be water-resistant, with IP 68 certification. (more...)
LG unveils smartphone with dual camera, virtual-reality set
- February 21, 2016

But at least the Korean company is taking a fresh approach, with a phone that carries a "modular" type design. It's an all metal build body, first for the LG flagship handset, as the G4 and G3 has sported leather back. I'll be updating this hands on as soon as I get my hands on a fully fledged review sample. Also available will be a 360-degree, full HD 1080p VR headset which connects to the smartphone with a USB-C cord and an LG Friends Manager app that will make it easy to connect the ... (more...)
Here are all the final details on HTC's VR headset
- February 21, 2016

It sounds like HTC's way of bringing voice and messaging integration to VR, so you won't have to yank the headset off to take a call, volley quick text replies or check upcoming calendar invites. For everything that is included with the HTC Vive I think the pricepoint of $799 is justified. The system also includes motion-sensing base stations and earbuds. (more...)
U.S. files motion to force Apple to obey iPhone order
- February 21, 2016

Prosecutors also argued that the phone may contain "relevant, critical communications and data around the time" of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack and may be obtained only if the government is allowed to search the phone with Apple's help. (more...)
GfK Poll: Voters increasingly see Sanders as electable
- February 20, 2016

Democratic darling Bill Clinton has had better luck, but also has had his fair share of off-color remarks, saying that black people apparently don't exist because we are all "mixed-race", and saying that Bernie Sanders' movement was not unlike the Tea Party movement of the far right. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile Release Might Start February 29th
- February 20, 2016

The department is clearly keen to shove its personnel onto the Microsoft OS as soon as possible. For a frame of reference, when I retired from the Navy in the fall of 2011, my main desktop computer was still running Windows 2000 Professional which was no longer covered under Microsoft's standard 10 years of support which had expired in July 2010. (more...)
PVZ Garden Warfare 2 trial now available PVZ Garden Warfare 2 trial now available
- February 20, 2016

Experience all-new ways to play, including the Backyard Battleground – a massive, interactive environment that connects you to every map and mode in the game. While the recent Unravel didn't offer the full game as part of this, it sounds like this one has the full game, just being limited to 10 hours of it. (more...)
'Fallout 4' crowned game of the year at DICE Awards 'Fallout 4' crowned game of the year at DICE Awards
- February 19, 2016

We'll talk about them at a future date. "It's an exciting time". With Bethesda returning to E3 with its own conference this year, many of us have been wondering exactly what the company could have up its sleeve and it turns out, the studio is working on quite a bit. (more...)
Samsung's Gear S2 Classic 3G will be available on March 11th Samsung's Gear S2 Classic 3G will be available on March 11th
- February 19, 2016

For them, it could provide a new revenue stream as consumers connect more of their secondary mobile devices directly to data networks. GSMA said that the specification has the backing of numerous major operators, as well as SIM and chipset vendors, including AT&T, CK Hutchison, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Gemalto, Orange, Qualcomm, Sprint, Telefónica, Telstra, Verizon, and Vodafone. (more...)
Outlook Gets A Redesign, Adds In A Ton Of Third-Party Integration Outlook Gets A Redesign, Adds In A Ton Of Third-Party Integration
- February 18, 2016

In a blog post , Microsoft said that the new look and feel is going live for users in North America. These same plugins are also available to some users of the Outlook desktop apps, though you'll need to download them as separate plugin apps from Microsoft's online store. (more...)
US Department of Defence plans Windows 10 migration in one year
- February 18, 2016

Halvorsen back in November. That hesitance, along with the massive scale of government agencies and a lengthy budgeting and review processes, has left the DoD with a patchwork of operating systems, from Microsoft's ancient Windows XP to Windows 7, and a smaller portion of software made by other companies, Moorhead said. (more...)
Facebook will open Instant Articles to all publishers on April 12 Facebook will open Instant Articles to all publishers on April 12
- February 18, 2016

In the Facebook for Developers section, Facebook offers more detailed specifications for publishers on how to publish articles to the "Instant Articles" platform , and the type of languages that Facebook expects. But by weakening the relationship between publishers and readers, Facebook could hurt their ability to build the sustainable businesses that create the content we consume. (more...)
Newly-Discovered Mythical Pokemon Magearna Unveiled, Movie Coming in 2016 Newly-Discovered Mythical Pokemon Magearna Unveiled, Movie Coming in 2016
- February 18, 2016

The latest legendary pocket monster was revealed earlier tonight, as The Pokemon Company unveiled the man-made marvel known as Magearna. Here's a synopsis: In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust -and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! In the film, Volcanion will be in pursuit of Magearna, as it is the only one that knows Magearna's greatest secret. (more...)
Twitter adds dedicated GIF button to its iOS and Android app Twitter adds dedicated GIF button to its iOS and Android app
- February 17, 2016

This will allow them to search from the thousands of GIFs available through GIPHY and Riffsy . The social network, which is now struggling to grow its core userbase and is dealing with successive backlashes against proposed new features including an algorithmic timeline and longer posts, said it wanted to make it easier to share GIFs in Direct Messages and Tweets. (more...)
PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Now Coming This Fall, GameStop CEO Says PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Now Coming This Fall, GameStop CEO Says
- February 17, 2016

PlayStation VR UK release date: When is PlayStation VR coming out? The Rift and the Vive would require users to get a high-powered PC, which would be another investment for the consumer. The only question left to answer is what the pricing of all the major headsets will be, and when PlayStation VR , the only console-oriented headset of the bunch, will become available. (more...)
Photos Show Off Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge — Samsung Leak Photos Show Off Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge — Samsung Leak
- February 17, 2016

But the South Korean tech giant recently confirmed that it will be attending the upcoming MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. The disappointing sales of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ previous year has reportedly prompted Samsung to decide against launching the device in the U.K.at all. (more...)
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg disappointed with TRAI's decision favouring net neutrality Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg disappointed with TRAI's decision favouring net neutrality
- February 17, 2016

Facebook's Free Basics programme, which is part of its larger internet.org initiative to provide access to websites and applications that have subscribed to become a part of the platform, in partnership with a telecom company. Zuckerberg said that Facebook's mission was to make the world more open and connected. "We care about these people, and that's why we're so committed to connecting them" the Facebook CEO added. (more...)
Mattel introduces updated version of View-Master Mattel introduces updated version of View-Master
- February 17, 2016

Unveiled at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend, Mattel announced the View-Master DLX , its latest iteration of the View-Master virtual reality headset. The new View-Master Virtual Reality Viewer will look a lot like the old one with a few exceptions. Now that technology has advanced leaps and bounds since the original View-Master came out in almost eight decades ago, Mattel thought it was high time it updated its iconic device. (more...)
India Bans Facebook's Free Basics in Favor of Net Neutrality
- February 16, 2016

Mobile carriers and broadband providers have been banned to charge their clients according to the services and content they have access to on the Internet. Facebook has come under criticism for its Free Basics initiative (previously known as Internet.org), which provides free access to Facebook , wikihow, Wikipedia, BBC News, Bing's search engine and various other websites. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime gets first price cut in India Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime gets first price cut in India
- February 16, 2016

Chinese company Xiaomi on Tuesday slashed the price of its Redmi Note Prime phablet in India by Rs 500. The firm had officially confirmed last month that the phone was launching in India but did not disclose when this would happen. Further, the storage department has 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB ROM with a expandable option of up to 32GB via microSD card. The Microsoft Lumia 950 houses a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808chipset, a hexa-core processor from a dual-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at ... (more...)

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