DELL-Venue-10-7000-04We all use our laptops differently. Some of us might be professionals and do a lot of photo or video editing, coding, sound mixing, and so on. Some of us might use it for productivity, like typing up documents, making spreadsheets, presentations, and so on. Some of us might be really light users and just use it to surf the web, watch videos, and listen to music.

However your computer’s battery can’t tell what kind of user you are, but that’s something Microsoft wants to look into. The Redmond company has recently started to research the idea of laptop batteries that can adjust itself depending on how you use the laptop. Ultimately this could lead to laptops that can last longer than it normally does simply based on your usage habits. Read full post →Microsoft To Learn Your Habits To Make Laptop Battery Last Longer

windows_10_steamA couple of months ago with Microsoft having only released Windows 10 for a few days, it was revealed that the operating system commanded about 2.3% of Steam’s platform. This was quite an accomplishment especially when you consider that Apple’s OS X platform was only at 1.94% for OS X 10.10.

That being said fast forward to two months later, it looks like Windows 10 has increased its market share greatly, and according to the latest figures, Windows 10 now commands close to 25% of Steam’s platform (combining both the 32- and 64-bit versions of the operating system). This represented a change of 7.6% from the previous month. Read full post →Windows 10 Climbs To 25% On Steam

rottr_season_passSeason passes for video games are pretty common these days. Basically it’s the equivalent of gamers pre-purchasing additional content for the game ahead of its release, and generally speaking it’s cheaper than if you were to buy the DLCs individually. That being said if you were hoping for Season Passes with Rise of the Tomb Raider, you’re in luck.

So far neither Square Enix nor Microsoft has confirmed anything about a Season Pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider. However thanks to a listing on Amazon (via Windows Central), the Season Pass for the Xbox One console has been confirmed. Amazon’s listing will also allow gamers to place pre-orders on the Season Pass where it is priced at $29.99. Read full post →Rise Of The Tomb Raider Season Pass Listed On Amazon

htc-logo-sketchA couple of months ago when the first Stagefright vulnerability was revealed, OEMs scrambled to release updates for their devices. This was later followed by OEMs promising to issue monthly updates. This included companies like Google who promised monthly updates for their Nexus lineup along with LG and Samsung.

Unfortunately if you’re a HTC device owner hoping that HTC would announce something similar as well, you might be disappointed. This is according HTC Americas President Jason Mackenzie who recently tweeted the disappointing news. According to Mackenzie, while he did state that the company will aim for monthly updates, he claims that might be a bit unrealistic. Read full post →HTC Can’t Promise Monthly Device Updates

If you’ve ever tried to record video on your camera or GoPro, sometimes the resulting footage can be a bit nauseating to watch due to the camera shake. Sometimes this also renders the footage unusable. Now we have seen a variety of stabilizers released in the past, but if you wanted something stylish and function, the Aetho Aeon stabilizer might be the one for you.

Unlike some stabilizers that might require the user to wear the device on their bodies, the Aeon is a handheld gimbal. What it does is that it attempts to separate the GoPro from the gimbal via an axis. This allows the GoPro to maintain its position, while at the same time letting the user move their arms about freely. Read full post →Aetho’s Aeon Is A Stylish-looking Stabilizer For Your GoPro

proterra electric busElectric cars are seemingly the way of the future. Even speed enthusiasts are slowly starting to find more speedy electric options open up to them, along with traditional carmakers who are starting to look into creating hybrid devices. Going electric is one of the ways we can reduce carbon emissions, and so is taking public transportation like the bus.

However at the moment, buses themselves produce a fair bit of pollution, not to mention are rather fuel inefficient. Enter Proterra, a startup by Ryan Popple who was an early employee at Tesla who has since envisioned a future in which electric buses could make the regular, diesel-chugging buses of today obsolete. Read full post →Electric Buses Could Soon Make Regular Buses Obsolete

view-masterEarlier this year Google and toy manufacturer Mattel entered in a partnership which resulted in a hi-tech version of the View-Master. If you want to give your kid an edge over the other kids in terms of tech toys, you might be pleased to learn that after about 8 months, the View-Master virtual reality headset is finally available for purchase.

The device is priced at $30 by itself, and content packs which will be produced by NASA and National Geographic will be sold separately starting at $15 each. It is expected to be released over the next few days where it will arrive at retailers like Toys R Us and Walmart, although availability will only be online first before they make its way to physical retail stores. Read full post →Mattel & Google’s View-Master VR Headset Now Available For Purchase

nokia 1100Recently Apple revealed that they have managed to sell over 13 million iPhones over the weekend when the new iPhones were released. This is impressive especially when you consider that it beat out last year’s figures. However it seems that despite all of Apple’s achievements, they are nowhere near the Nokia 1100.

According to the latest figures, the Nokia 1100 is still the world’s best selling handset to date. It has managed to sell a whopping 250 million units since its release in 2003, putting it on par with its successor the Nokia 1110 which was released 2 years later. It’s particularly impressive when you consider that there are much better phones these days that have yet to topple the Nokia 1100 from its position. Read full post →The Nokia 1100 Is The World’s Best Selling Handset

Xperia_Z5_Compact_Colour_RangeLast month in a teardown of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, it was discovered that Sony had included an extra heat pipe in the phone. What this does is that it allows for better heat dissipation, which is handy when you consider that the Snapdragon 810 chipset is said to be prone to overheating.

This was applied to the Xperia Z5, but there was no confirmation of whether it was the same situation for the Xperia Z5 Compact. Unfortunately according to recent reports out of China (via Tech Grapple), it turns out that maybe the Xperia Z5 Compact was not given the same treatment because now there are users who are reporting that their Xperia Z5 Compact phones are overheating. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Is Apparently Overheating For Some

huawei p9If the rumors are to be believed, Huawei is working on a new handset called the Huawei P9. Now thanks to recently tweeted photo by Steve Hemmerstoffer (of and @OnLeaks fame), one of the handset’s potential features has been revealed in the form of a dual camea setup.

Interestingly enough there are two panels shown in the photo, one saying LTE and one saying Delux, making us wonder if perhaps there might be two different models of the Huawei P9 that will be made available. However apart from that, both the panels appear to be similar with a dual camera setup, a flash unit, and another cutout which we’re not sure what it could be for, but laser autofocus is a possibility. Read full post →Huawei P9 Rumored To Feature Dual Camera Setup