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What to expect at Monday's Apple event What to expect at Monday's Apple event
- March 21, 2016

According to earlier reports, iPhone 4SE's rear camera will support 4K videos and is tipped to sport 8MP camera setup (similar to iPhone 6's). That's because it's expected to be a straight replacement for the current 5s, which will reportedly be discontinued when the SE is released, according to 9to5Mac, which has been breaking news on the SE and becomes the de facto authority on the new iPhone. (more...)
Apple to unveil iPhone SE, iPad Pro, new Apple Watch tomorrow Apple to unveil iPhone SE, iPad Pro, new Apple Watch tomorrow
- March 21, 2016

It's not expected to have 3D Touch, Apple's recently debuted pressure-based screen navigation. These include four stereo speakers, a smart connector to go with a smart keyboard and a higher resolution screen that works with Apple's Pencil accessory. (more...)
New iPad to be more expensive, but not really. Confused yet? New iPad to be more expensive, but not really. Confused yet?
- March 21, 2016

If we believe the rumour, the 4-inch iPhone looks like the iPhone 5S as well as the iPhone 6S in terms of the size and design elements. Aside from the new Apple iPad Pro, this year's spring event is expected to announce the Apple iPhone SE and the new Apple Watch 2 . (more...)
Apple bets big on new iPad Pro
- March 20, 2016

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for the base model. Unlike the iPad Air 2, which is to remain in Apple's portfolio, it will come with at least 32GB of storage, with an option to go for 128GB, whereas the iPad Air 2 comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB configurations. (more...)
PlayStation VR dated - costs €400
- March 20, 2016

Inside the PlayStation VR box you will find the PlayStation VR headset , a processor unit, a USB cable, a connection cable for the headset, an HDMI cable, stereo headphones, along with an AC adapter with a power cord. Sony has pushed the launch of its PlayStation VR headset to October, claiming it needs more time to launch with a "broad variety of content and a sufficient supply of hardware". (more...)
Sony's PlayStation VR set for October release Sony's PlayStation VR set for October release
- March 20, 2016

Sony's VR headset has a date and price, and a new exclusive game in the form of Star Wars: Battlefront VR Experience. Meanwhile, gaming company Ubisoft has also announced two of its new games - Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within - for the PlayStation VR . (more...)
Oculus Rift: Game Titles Listed Oculus Rift: Game Titles Listed
- March 20, 2016

Using headphones paired with Dolby Atmos for VR , for example, a loud thunk "behind" may tell you to turn around; or if a person speaking is speaking to your left, you'll turn to look towards them. For the time being, though, Oculus will be leaning heavily on exclusive software to differentiate itself from the competition. This is just one of the many possible applications that Facebook could eventually use their VR expertise to bring about. (more...)
Microsoft Extends Update Deadline for Windows 7/8.1 Skylake PCs Microsoft Extends Update Deadline for Windows 7/8.1 Skylake PCs
- March 20, 2016

In the latest Windows 10 test build, Microsoft finally introduced extensions to its Edge browser. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that detail today via e-mail. As MSPowerUser points out, Microsoft has recently updated its website for Edge extensions, detailing the first three extensions that will be released for Edge, including a translation tool, a Reddit extension and another one for mouse gestures . (more...)
Samsung Sells Over 100000 Units Of Galaxy S7 Series In Two Days
- March 20, 2016

Now the folks at T-Mobile have announced a similar promo for their customers. Among Samsung's installed base, Kantar found the Galaxy S5 (21.5 percent) and the three-year-old Galaxy S4 (14.2 percent) were the most popular. Others said the Galaxy S7 lacked groundbreaking features as a lot of them were earlier expected in the market, while the limited changes in design will also induce buyers to focus more on price over features. (more...)
4-inch iPhone lined up for March 21 launch?
- March 20, 2016

Well, if they're true, Apple won't be announcing another larger, thinner iPhone. Apple Inc.'s product event on Monday will likely have a "minimal impact" on either earnings estimates or Apple's stock, said Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves in a note to clients Friday. (more...)
We're "happy to have the conversation" on cross-platform play — Sony
- March 19, 2016

The invitation was definitely a cue to the major console makers like Sony to integrate the feature in their future games and increase the value of their games in a mutual benefit to Microsoft. How will voice chat be handled, if at all? Cross-platform play has an interesting history on Xbox. The dream of Xbox gamers playing against PS4 players might finally become a reality. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg's run in Beijing's smog stirs Chinese public Mark Zuckerberg's run in Beijing's smog stirs Chinese public
- March 19, 2016

The accompanying photo showed Zuckerberg to be without a protective face mask. He calls the challenge " A Year of Running " (after his 2015 "A Year of Books" where he read a book every two weeks) and started a Facebook public group to encourage everyone to follow his journey and start their own. (more...)
Sony's talking about a 'PS4.5' with 4K graphics
- March 19, 2016

For example the PlayStation Eye camera will be essential for the system to work properly and Sony also recommends two PlayStation Move controllers for the best experience. As we were chasing down this story, coincidentally, Kotaku UK EIC Keza MacDonald overheard some developers casually talking about the machine while on line at GDC. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 attracts "record" pre-orders
- March 19, 2016

T-Mobile's buy-one -get-one-free offer on the S7/S7 Edge Galaxy handsets means that customers can buy an S7 for no money down or an S7 Edge for $59.99 down, while getting the second device for free after a rebate via a prepaid debit card. Those of you expecting the Galaxy S7 edge to come out the faster device will be surprised to see the iPhone beating its new rival quite easily, as you can see in the scores in the image above. (more...)
Over 100000 units Galaxy S7 series sold in first two days
- March 19, 2016

The director of mobile business, Samsung India Electronics Manu Sharma while speaking to ANI in an exclusive interview here said the dual pixel technology in the camera added in the new flagship devices are unique and none of the smartphones in the market have including the iPhone. (more...)
Renewables surge helps suppress Carbon dioxide emissions growth for second year - IEA Renewables surge helps suppress Carbon dioxide emissions growth for second year - IEA
- March 18, 2016

What happened? The IEA says its " data suggest that electricity generated by renewables played a critical role, having accounted for around 90% percent of new electricity generation in 2015". Some analysts question if China's emissions have already topped out - 14 years early - on falling coal use and a surge in renewable power. Coal made up 50 percent of the country's electricity market less than a decade ago, a share that could fall to just 32 percent this year. (more...)
Junk becoming Staple Food for 'White Storks' around Spain and Portugal Junk becoming Staple Food for 'White Storks' around Spain and Portugal
- March 18, 2016

Researchers from University of East Anglia have explored a new facet of white storks . But they are now living and even nesting all year round near landfill sites in Spain and Portugal . This will most likely affect their distribution, breeding location, chick fledging success and migratory decisions. This latest study forms part of Nathalie Gilbert's PhD project funded by the NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council), with the British Trust for Ornithology as a CASE partner. (more...)
Embattled SeaWorld To Stop Breeding Killer Whales
- March 18, 2016

Manby said the parks will use birth control to halt reproduction among its killer whales, also known as orcas. Up until now, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. SeaWorld also faced a backlash after the release of the 2013 documentary " Blackfish ", which depicted the captivity and public exhibition of killer whales as inherently cruel. (more...)
Sony unveils PlayStation VR at $399, to hit market in October Sony unveils PlayStation VR at $399, to hit market in October
- March 18, 2016

Andrew House, president and global chief executive of Sony, thanked the company's fans for their patience, adding the launch date had been set to ensure the titles were ready. The overall cost of using PlayStation VR is cheaper than its PC counterparts as well, as a PlayStation 4 now retails at around $360, several hundred dollars cheaper than a PC powerful enough to handle Rift or Vive. (more...)
Twitter for Windows 10 launches on mobile, dark mode comes to desktop Twitter for Windows 10 launches on mobile, dark mode comes to desktop
- March 18, 2016

Apart from that, Twitter will also bid adieu to its TweetDeck for Windows application. Explained in a post on the official Twitter blog , product manager Amy Zima claims that Twitter is attempting to "better focus on enhancing your TweetDeck experience". (more...)

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