There aren’t that many reasons why one would want to purchase a PlayStation 2 now. That console is over a decade old, granted that it was popular back in its day, but the PlayStation 3 held its own in the market and since late 2013 the PlayStation 4 has been ruling the market. Perhaps that’s why almost two years back GameStop said that it would no longer accept PlayStation 2 trade-ins, but the company seems to have changed its mind, because its allowing people to trade-in their PS2 units once again.

Read full post →GameStop PS2 Trade-In Begins Again

battlefield hardline

In a little over two weeks Battlefield Hardline is finally going to be released. Those who subscribe to EA Access will be able to play the title five days before it is released to the public. Now that downloadable content packs have become an integral part of the gaming experience one would expect that the developers of Battlefield Hardline would have their DLC strategy charted out by now. Indeed they have. There will be four Battlefield Hardline DLC packs which will stretch all the way into early next year.

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We have known for a couple of months now that the Apple Watch is going to be available in April. Earlier this year CEO Tim Cook revealed this much without giving away a concrete release date for the company’s first wearable device. Recently the company confirmed its date for the Apple Watch event, the event takes place later this week, and will finally bring the price and availability information that many of us have been waiting for. According to a report the Apple Watch release outside U.S. is also scheduled to start next month.

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Last year Google announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop devices will ship encrypted. When the first Lollipop devices started shipping, which happened to be from Google’s own Nexus crop of smartphones and tablets, all of them were indeed encrypted straight out of the box. However devices from Google’s OEMs are not shipping encrypted which goes to show that Google is not forcing its manufacturing partners to do so, even though it had initially said that this would be a major requirement.

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Yesterday Samsung took to the stage in Barcelona to unveil the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Initial reviews of both smartphones have been very positive, with the new design and metal build being praised, apart from all of the new hardware that Samsung has packed into them. The company appears to have high hopes from its latest creation. Andy Tu, general manager of Samsung’s mobile communication business in Taiwan, believe Galaxy S6 sales will outperform its predecessors.

Read full post →Galaxy S6 Sales Expected To Outperform Predecessors

qualcomm-fingerprint-readerWhile we typically hear about Qualcomm for its Snapdragon mobile processors, the San Diego based company has announced a next-Gen fingerprint reading technology, which is based on ultrasound, which makes it possible to perceive the fingerprints in 3-dimensions. This is a step up from the 2D-based fingerprint reading methods that are commonly employed. Read full post →Qualcomm Sense ID: Next-Gen Fingerprint Reader


Ever since Samsung launched its first smartwatch back in 2013 the company has released multiple models, more so than any of its rivals, so it came as a surprise for many when at MWC 2015 the company didn’t show off a new smartwatch while its competitors did. There were even rumors a couple of months before that Samsung will unveil a new smartwatch called Orbis at MWC 2015. According to a Samsung executive the company decided to hold off on a release now because it wants “a more perfect product.”

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qualcomm-deep-learningQualcomm has launched Zeroth, a “cognitive computing platform” based on deep-learning algorithms that would make all kinds of devices (understand Qualcomm-based ones, Snapdragon or otherwise) much more aware of the context in which they are being used, but not limited to that. Deep-learning makes it possible to teach many types of patterns to computers, basically teach them to recognize different things, which they can use to make their own decisions and take action without requiring user intervention. Read full post →Qualcomm Zeroth: A Cognitive Computing Platform


The Gear VR headset, which Samsung and Oculus have collaborated on, has been around since last year. Just yesterday Samsung announced an updated Gear VR headset that supports the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Up till now Gear VR owners have only been able to take advantage of content that included game demos and some entertainment related content. That’s because developers didn’t have a place that they could use to sell the VR experiences that they created. Now they do. The content store for Gear VR has gone live.

Read full post →Content Store For Gear VR Goes Live

windows 10

In January Microsoft showed off the latest iteration of its operating system, Windows 10, and it has already released preview builds for both desktop and mobile. Windows 10 for phones brings a plethora of new features for the platform. The update is set to arrive on supported devices later this year. Microsoft has reiterated that the Windows 10 for Phones update will be released to all devices that are compatible with Windows Phone 8.1.

Read full post →Windows 10 For Phones Will Be Released For All Windows Phone 8.1 Devices