Saturday, 27 February 2016

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge wireless charging Mophie juice packs

Now the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have both been officially unveiled Mophie have announced the S7 and S7 Edge wireless charging Mophie Juice packs.

The Galaxy S7 has a 3000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped with a 3600 mAh battery. Both batteries are non-removable but feature fast charging (wired and wireless). Mophie is a well-known accessories maker and its juice pack battery cases have a good reputation. The company has introduced its battery case lineup for the S7 and S7 Edge and they are Mophie’s first-ever wireless charging battery cases.

The new juice pack is compatible with Qi and other charging standards and this includes Samsung’s wireless charging pads. The latest Mophie additions offer around 60% of extra battery. For the Samsung Galaxy S7 this equates to an extra 11 hours of talk time, 4 hours of web browsing, 7 hours of video playback, or 28 hours of music playback. Meanwhile the Galaxy S7 Edge will benefit from an additional 13 hours of talk time, 5 hours of web browsing, 11 hours of video playback, or 40 hours of music playback.

The Mophie juice pack for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge maintain functionality with pass through buttons, as well as pass through sync and quick charge capabilities. The accessory is designed for edge-to-edge protection and uses the company’s Impact-Isolation System for extra cushioning on the corners and edges of the protective case.

The wireless charging battery case for both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will have a $99.95 price. Mophie hasn’t given details of exactly when the new juice packs will be available.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Hitman PC Beta 4K Screenshots

The Hitman PC beta is now live on Steam. Here are some screenshots taken at 4K resolution with maxed settings (with the notable exception of antialiasing, since it isn’t really needed at 3840×2160).

New LG G5 images revealed

Evan Blass has posted some images of the LG G5 which reveal the alleged LG G5's front and rear sides. Everything looks just like in the previously leaked photos: There are volume buttons on the side, and there's a bumpy dual camera on the back (alongside a fingerprint scanner), while the front hosts the LG logo, a camera, a speaker grille, and some sort of sensor below it.   

Besides a different design, the LG G5 should bring various improvements over the G4, including an Always On display mode, Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 820 processor, Bang & Olufsen audio enhancements, 4 GB of RAM, and USB Type-C port. For more, check out our LG G5 rumor review.


Friday, 5 February 2016

First look at the HTC One M10

Evan Blass has been teasing us for a while now about the HTC One M10 (AKA Perfume) and here it is.

Here are some of the details we learned about the HTC One M10 in Evan’s previous report:

The HTC One M10 will have a 5.1-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display.
The rear camera is a 12MP UltraPixel sensor, and both the rear and front sensors will have optical image stabilization.
Inside is a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM and at least 32GB of storage (which can be expanded via microSD).
There’s a home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner.
Boomsound speakers are likely gone.
It’ll ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Sense 8.0.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Leaked Renders

@evleaks is back again and this time he’s finally given us a good look at the alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge renders. The images can be seen below showing the final colour, finish, and size of the phone.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Street Fighter 5 Beta Update

Capcom have pushed out another stealth update for the Street Fighter 5 beta. Fans of the game are known to dissect every bit of code to reveal unannounced and upcoming content, and this one is no exception.

The recent patch included a number of alternative costumes for Chun-Li, Cammy, Laura, R. Mika, Rashid, Bison and Zangief, with Chun-Li’s being a police-themed one.

Below are a few screenshots from the game.

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Division Official Screenshots

Here are a couple of screenshots taken from the PC version of The Division released by Ubisoft.

The beta for The Division goes live January 28 on Xbox One and on PC and PlayStation 4 January 29. The tester ends on January 31 on all platforms.

The beta will be available for pre-load 48 hours prior to launch, which will give you enough time to clear over 26GB worth of hard drive space if needed.

The Division Minimum And Recommended PC Specs

Here are the official minimum and recommended PC specs for The Division released by Ubisoft.
The beta for The Division goes live January 28 on Xbox One and on PC and PlayStation 4 January 29. The tester ends on January 31 on all platforms.
The beta will be available for pre-load 48 hours prior to launch, which will give you enough time to clear over 26GB worth of hard drive space if needed.

Minimum Configuration
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better.
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.
  • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream, or faster.

Recommended Configuration
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better.
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.
  • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream, or faster.

Supported NVIDIA cards at release:
  • GeForce GTX500 series: GeForce GTX560 (2 GB VRAM) or better
  • GeForce GTX600 series: GeForce GTX660 or better
  • GeForce GTX700 series: GeForce GTX760 or better
  • GeForce GTX900 Titan series: GeForce GTX960 or better

Supported AMD cards at release:
  • Radeon HD7000 series: Radeon HD7770 (2 GB VRAM) or better
  • Radeon 200 series: Radeon R7 270 or better
  • Radeon 300/Fury X series: Radeon R7 370 or better

Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Temporary Workaround For iPhone 6s Battery Status Bug

Aside from new 3D Touch shortcuts, more Siri languages, better Apple Pay – Wallet interaction, and the adoption of a cool Night Shift mode for smart screen color adjustment in low-light conditions, iOS 9.3 should bring a fair share of your typical bug patches to the table as soon as it’s ready to move out of beta.

Of course, the ninth major version of Cupertino’s acclaimed operating system is far from unstable, especially after its .2 December maintenance update, but at least one vexing glitch will need to be thoroughly repaired before long.

For the time being, you can dodge it by restarting your iPhone, and ensuring your date and time are set to change automatically. That’s quite an odd workaround for an issue pertaining to battery life, or rather the erroneous displaying of energy consumption and juice left in the tank.

As acknowledged on Apple’s support website, changing the time on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus manually or even undergoing an automatic adjustment while traveling can break the little battery percentage icon, which might get stuck at a certain misleading value as your cell is slowly depleted of power.

“Apple is aware of this issue and is investigating the cause and a solution.” concludes the official announcement, so most likely, the public, fully polished iOS 9.3 build will contain said universal “solution.”

Source: Apple Support

Friday, 15 January 2016

Latest Diablo 3 Patch Affecting PS4 And Xbox One Performance

Blizzard has released Patch 2.4.0 for Diablo 3 which many had dubbed as a mini expansion of sorts. In fact what made it even better was the fact that it was released on consoles at the same time as the PC, meaning all Diablo 3 gamers would get to experience the new content at the same time.

According to some posts on the Diablo 3 forum, it seems that Patch 2.4.0 has impacted the experience of the game on consoles in a negative way. According to the thread starter, “As soon as I downloaded the patch I went into a t10 rift and my goodness it’s lagging so bad. When there’s density it’s terrible it’s even creating button lag. I only play single player because of all the paragon 10,000 randoms.”

The thread starter seemed to indicate that this might be a PS4 issue, but then other forum goers chimed in and claimed that they were experiencing similar issues on the Xbox One as well. However it does not seem to be a widespread issue as there aren’t too many pages on the problem, at least not yet, so if you don’t experience any of the problems while on your console, you should be good.

Kauza, a Diablo 3 community member has responded but according to the post, it seems that Blizzard has been unable to replicate the problem on their end. “We’ve been unable to reproduce this internally so far, so let’s see if we can find a pattern and identify what’s going on.” This means that until Blizzard can figure it out, affected gamers will just have to wait or figure out a workaround until an official solution can be found.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Hitman’s PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders Pulled

Last year a new Hitman game was announced and it is expected to be released later this year. Apparently there are some last minute changes that they had to make which has caused the pre-orders for the PS4 to be pulled.

According to a message found on PSN, "Thank you for pre-ordering Hitman. The publisher has notified us that the configuration of the product you pre-ordered has changed significantly. As a result, we have withdrawn the current pre-order from PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. You will receive email confirmation when your pre-order has been cancelled. A revised pre-order for Hitman will be available on the store soon."

Now understandably gamers are probably worried about the game now. The message wasn't particularly clear as to why the pre-orders were pulled, which we can only imagine will lead to speculation that the game might have been delayed. If those are your concerns as well, you can rest easy.

According to the official Hitman Twitter account, it reads, "If your Hitman pre-order is cancelled, don't panic. Release date is still March 11. We're adjusting a few things & will update in a few days." The game was originally slated to be launched at the end of 2015, but it was delayed to March 2016.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Android Wear Now On Twitter

Android Wear has finally joined the Twitter community. This means we can all see the latest Android Wear news from the official account. To stay up to date on all of the latest in Android-powered smartwatches, this account is probably worth a follow.
You can follow Android Wear on Twitter at @AndroidWear