nvidia gtx 980After leaking for a number of weeks, the NVIDIA new desktop GPUs have made it to the official list: the Geforce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 cards are out and priced respectively at $329 and $549 (MSRP). Both are what’s commonly called “performance kickers”, which means that NVIDIA has worked on key metrics that would make them better products, namely higher performance per dollar, and higher performance per watt, two indispensable data points for anyone who wants something other than “absolute bragging rights (at any price)”. The GeForce GTX 980 is about twice as fast as the GTX 680.

But beyond the pure raw performance expressed as a combination of core throughput and memory bandwidth, NVIDIA is promoting four rendering “features” that it has worked on. None of them are key hardware features, but rather very well polished software features that have a true impact on gaming. Let’s go over the lis Read full post →NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 + GTX 970: Beyond The Hardware Specs

The Android L is touted to be one of the most important Android updates to date, although there is no finalized name to the mobile operating system just yet. Still, much has been talked about this particular mobile operating system version from Google, including word that handset manufacturers will be revealing Android L updates before 2014 clocks out for good. Among them would be the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as the recently revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 4, two flagships for the relevant market niches from Samsung.

Read full post →Android L Update For Galaxy S5, Note 4, Before 2015

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It looks like the pressure of being the first person in the Australia to pick up an iPhone 6 has gotten into Jack, where in his enthusiasm to open up his brand new iPhone 6 in front of many TV cameras and reporters, he bungled it. Having some difficulty in removing the top cover of the iPhone 6’s box as you can see in the video above, the force of prying it open sent the iPhone 6 slaloming through the air, before the law of gravity kicked in and the sought after handset smacked the ground – hard.

Read full post →Newly Purchased iPhone 6 Dropped

moto x 2014 review 15 640x426I have always maintained the notion that unless something official is mentioned or revealed by a particular company or organization, anything and everything else would remain as rumors, plain and simple. Hence, it is with much trepidation that I bring you word from Motorola Mobility, who used Twitter as the communication medium of choice to inform Sprint customers that they will not be on the receiving end of the spanking new Moto X from Motorola, never mind the fact that the Moto X (2013) was offered by Sprint to the masses when the smartphone was released.

Read full post →Sprint Not Getting The Moto X (2014)

google maps update 1It is no fun getting lost in an unfamiliar territory, and the feeling is compounded when you do not even speak nor understand the language in the country or area. Well, there is nothing quite like Google Maps to help you out, where the Internet search giant has already done a pretty good job in mapping out most of the world, and they have just announced that another 19 more countries have been added to the roster of navigation within Google Maps itself.

Read full post →Google Maps Navigation Makes Its Way To More Countries

wp781It was exactly one year ago when we reported that Microsoft will be offering support for the Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating system only until September 9th, 2014. However, it looks as though the folks over at Microsoft are benevolent enough to offer support for the mobile operating system until next month – and that’s it. This means October 14th is the new deadline as to when support for this venerable mobile operating system will cease. It is interesting to note that 19.2% of Windows Phone users are still rocking to Windows Phone 7.8, now how about that as food for thought?

Read full post →Windows Phone 7.8 Support Extended To October 14th

bing search updateEarlier this morning, we talked about how Bing has predicted that Scotland will remain as part of the U.K. after the referendum is over. Well, while you are waiting for the results to be announced, perhaps you might want to make use of Bing and look up some photos and images of William Wallace and Scottish castles. You would have noticed then that Microsoft has introduced a refresh for Bing’s image search, where Microsoft figures out how queries are entered, in addition to the number of images viewed, as well as knowing how far down you would scroll – and are filters in place? All of those information has been consolidated to make the search experience an easier one.

Read full post →Bing Image Search Gets A Refresh

windows9 theme 607x640When it comes to Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 9, much has been said about it already – and until something official is revealed through the mouth of Microsoft via a press release or statement, all of them will remain as just rumors, and nothing else. Like any other good rumor out there, they can be pretty difficult to put down, since rumors are as juicy as a nice slab of steak. Well, it seems that there is yet another leak which concerns the Windows 9, targeting the Start menu this time around.

Read full post →Windows 9 Start Menu Matches Theme By Altering Color

video unlimited pc1Just about everyone loves to enjoy the latest and greatest when it comes to visual entertainment – although I do not discount the fact that classics too, modern or otherwise, have a place in the hallowed halls of cinematography. Well, one is now able to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters and hit TV episodes in the blink of an eye thanks to Video Unlimited on Windows and Mac OS PCs, and this is achieved via Sony Entertainment Network’s new web video player.

Read full post →Video Unlimited Web Player Arrives On PC And Mac Platforms

minecraft ps41Earlier this morning, we confirmed the release of the upcoming Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition disc, and here we are with the date of the release – so you might want to make the necessary preparations and mark down October 7th. You know, how life can get pretty overwhelming that we forget important dates as well as anniversaries, so if Minecraft played a really huge role in your life so far in terms of gaming, and you would like to spend even more time with it on your Sony PS4, then it would be prudent to make a tick on your calendar or save it onto your digital organizer.

Read full post →Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition Retail Disc Version Coming This October 7th