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Timberlake performs at Eurovision Song Contest
- May 16, 2016

This year's contest was held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm , Sweden. Russian Federation had earlier protested Ukraine's entry in the contest because of its "political" subtext - a violation of the contest's rules - but Eurovision ruled that Jamala was "historical" in nature and allowed her song to compete. (more...)
Sony's PS4K won't be unveiled at E3 2016, says insider Sony's PS4K won't be unveiled at E3 2016, says insider
- May 16, 2016

After explicitly mentioning the release of the upgraded Sony console in its latest financial report, Innelec Multimedia released a brand new statement to afjv.com refuting any knowledge regarding the release of the PS4 Neo . The Sony PS4.5, internally codenamed Neo , is set to offer 4K graphics as well as improved innards, also geared towards handling PSVR content. However, Microsoft has not confirmed the Xbox Two release date or any other specifications, but speculations are ... (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in India
- May 15, 2016

It would thus be the first smartphone in the not yet existing Samsung X-line and the company's first bendable or foldable smartphone. It could very well provide the stepping stone for something greater, but the physical nature of that "great" product now eludes our information bank. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Gets May Security Update On AT&T
- May 15, 2016

In the first half of 2017, Samsung is speculated to announce Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge. It's still a great phone and some may even prefer it more as the thin edges of the larger flagship can be rather annoying to hold. Samsung Galaxy S7 has a fantastic camera but can it compare with that of the HTC 10? Now, with Galaxy S7 releasing, a lot of Galaxy S5 and S6 users are wondering whether they should upgrade their device. (more...)
Looks like Apple's MacBook refresh can't come quick enough Looks like Apple's MacBook refresh can't come quick enough
- May 14, 2016

The MacBook Pro 2016 is also rumored to have a cheaper price while at the same time, having a more powerful line of specs. While the MacBook Pro 2016 is believed to have a retina display feature with a refined output of over five million pixels, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is said to have 4K resolution. (more...)
Takata Airbag Recall More Than Doubles In Size
- May 14, 2016

The number of affected automakers is now rising to 17, as NHTSA officials said Tesla, Fisker Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover are also involved. The recall applies to frontal air bags, on the driver or passenger sides in vehicles made by 14 different manufacturers. (more...)
Meizu M3 Note: Specs, Release Date, Features and Price Meizu M3 Note: Specs, Release Date, Features and Price
- May 14, 2016

Meizu entered the Indian market previous year with its flagship phone MX5 in August and has added the M2 Note and the M2 to its portfolio in the country. In terms of storage, there are two versions of the handset, a 16GB storage and 2GB RAM variant and a 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant, however only the higher version has been made available with no confirmation of the 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM version. (more...)
Overwatch pulled in 9.7 mil players for its Open Beta Overwatch pulled in 9.7 mil players for its Open Beta
- May 14, 2016

To give you more context, even Star Wars Battlefront - an established IP based on a beloved universe - managed 9.5 million beta players. Heck, Overwatch might be their most successful for a long time, with almost 10 million people logging in to play. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Surfboard unveiled in video Samsung Galaxy Surfboard unveiled in video
- May 14, 2016

Samsung has already released two flagship phones for this year, and the tech giant has been scheduled to release its Galaxy Note 6 during the month of August, making the grand total come to three flagship phones for 2016. Also, the device may be dust and waterproof and come with an IP68 rating. As for its variant, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is said to be available in two types: 1) the curved model that will be called Edge; and 2) the standard flat screened variant. (more...)
Samsung could release foldable phone next year
- May 14, 2016

Well, turns out that the company is working on a smartphone with a foldable display, but where the company's current generation high-end phones feature a 2K display, the handset with the foldable display has been rumored to feature a 4K resolution. (more...)
Canada firefighters hope cooler weather will help control Alberta wildfire Canada firefighters hope cooler weather will help control Alberta wildfire
- May 14, 2016

Morrison said that it is unlikely to spread to more densely-populated areas. Temperatures are predicted to hover in the mid-50s through midweek. According to Alberta premier Rachel Notley, the fire has grown to almost 400,000 acres (625 square miles), as of Sunday morning and has destroyed more than 1,600 structures. (more...)
Bill Clinton Makes Another Campaign Stop for Hillary
- May 14, 2016

Signs of change are emerging now that Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee for president, is in the process of securing broader Republican support behind his candidacy and is turning the focus of his campaign on Clinton. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday put the margin at 1 percent, with 41 percent of respondents supporting Clinton and 40 percent backing Trump. (more...)
Mario seen in Minecraft Mario seen in Minecraft
- May 13, 2016

The " Super Mario Mash-up Pack" will include 40 Mario-themed skins, new world and item textures, all inspired by the " Super Mario " series. "It was great working together with you, Phil". The official statement from the companies noted that the players will be able to fend off blocky versions of villains like Hammer Bros and Dry Bones the same way Minecraft gamers can with Creepers and Zombies. (more...)
Titanfall 2 Set to Launch This (Titan)Fall Titanfall 2 Set to Launch This (Titan)Fall
- May 13, 2016

It's also reputedly one of the most-Liked trailers on YouTube. Titanfall 2 does not have an exact release date yet, but it will most likely release by November 22, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and the mad house that is Black Friday. It's coming to more platforms this time around, finally hitting the PlayStation 4 - and may even include a single player component this time around. (more...)
Firm gives glimpse of super-speed transportation
- May 13, 2016

Clearly, Musks dream of San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes is still a long ways away. Speaking on the eve of the first demonstration test of the propulsion in the Las Vegas desert, Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd tried to dispel criticism that the technology is unproven and better suited for science fiction than practical use. (more...)
Tesla Model S P85D used as police cars by LAPD
- May 13, 2016

Elon Musk and Tesla's latest venture heads to the world of police cruisers. Testing has been underway for almost a year, and the agency has two Model S P85D loaner cars. And prices will come down; see the upcoming Model 3. He said that generally, however, the concept of using the luxury-priced Tesla Model S for police departments or city use "doesn't make any sense from a budget standpoint". (more...)
Google Is Reportedly Building An Amazon Echo Rival
- May 12, 2016

At the time, we knew (check Artem's comment) that Google was indeed working on an Echo competitor, codenamed " Chirp ", and we were rooting for a Google I/O announcement. Unlike the Amazon Echo, Google's Chirp will have one strong advantage: it will be relying on results and services from Google itself to both deliver answers and to undertake tasks, an immediate heads up if indeed Google is looking to take on Echo head-to-head. (more...)
Apple's new iPhone to have three cameras, analyst predicts Apple's new iPhone to have three cameras, analyst predicts
- May 12, 2016

Apple is taking the next step in their camera technology, offering a dual lens camera this year. Holdouts awaiting a modern 4-inch iPhone have a lot to look forward with the iPhone 5 se. He claims they will come from Sony and LG Innotek, and will be present on all the iPhone 7 Plus models although the optical zoom capabilities will remain limited due to size constraints. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 expected to launch in mid-August Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 expected to launch in mid-August
- May 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 USA release scheduled for week of August 15th. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and Galaxy Note 6 Lite will be the next big release from the popular Korean tech manufacturer. One can also expect a USB Type C, waterproof design and an iris scanner. The device might be powered by a battery of at least 4,000mAh and come with storage space of 256GB. (more...)
Facebook Will Soon Be Showing 360-Degree Photos In Your Stream Facebook Will Soon Be Showing 360-Degree Photos In Your Stream
- May 12, 2016

However, what becomes clear after looking at the list of the most popular 360-degree videos on the platform is that there is no content from, well, normal people. Facebook-owned Oculus sees a future where people can experience anything anywhere with virtual reality and expects the smartphone to play a big role. (more...)

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