If you’re a fan of franchises like Call of Duty or Battlefield, chances are you might have heard of Battlefield Hardline, a new title in the Battlefield franchise. The game was originally pegged for a release later this year in October, but unfortunately it looks like the game has been delayed to 2015 instead.

This is according to a recent post by EA where they confirmed the game’s delay. According to EA, based on the feedback that gamers were giving them from the beta, they decided that they should add more innovative features to the game to make it even better, and because of that they realized that they wouldn’t have enough time to do that and launch the game in a timely manner. Read full post →Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until 2015

skype for android fireHeads up Amazon Fire Phone owners, if you were wondering when Skype for the Fire Phone would be released, you will be pleased to learn that Skype has recently announced that their messaging app has been made available for the Fire Phone. According to them, the app is “pre-entitled”, which presumably means that it has been preinstalled on the phone, so you won’t have to search for it or download it when you get your hands the device.

That being said, we should point out that Skype for the Fire Phone is not the same version of Skype that is available on Android or the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet despite that fact that both devices run a forked version of Android. Nope, instead the version of Skype for the Fire Phone has been optimized for the handset. Read full post →Skype Announces Optimized App For Amazon’s Fire Phone

siri google nowWhen it come to voice assistants, naturally each company will claim that theirs is better. Apple has Siri while Google has Google Now. However according to a recent test conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, it seems that Google Now has managed to edge out Siri in terms of accuracy.

To conduct the challenge, Munster took 800 questions and put them to the test by using Siri and Google Now. He then measured both voice assistant’s ability to understand respond to each query. Half of the questions were asked indoors, while the other half were conducted outdoors, presumably to test how well the voice assistants recognized queries in quiet and noisy environments. Read full post →Google Now Beats Out Siri In Accuracy Test

line hiddenOne of the downsides to downloading new messenger apps is that you have to make sure your friends are using it too, otherwise there won’t be anyone to send messages to! That being said, if you’re a LINE user you might be pleased to learn that the app has recently been updated and has gained a Hidden Chat function.

As you can see in the screenshot above, it basically lets you send messages to your friends as hidden messages/photos. The photos and messages won’t display automatically and users have to click on it before it loads, after which it will disappear depending on the timer the sender has set for it. Read full post →LINE App Updated With Hidden Message Feature

sony a7s 640x447While full-frame cameras are desired by most photographers, the fact of the matter is that full-frame cameras are expensive. For example, the Sony A7s which is a full-frame mirrorless camera is priced at $2,000-$2,300, making it a bit expensive for non-professionals. Even the Sony RX1 full-frame compact camera is priced at around $2,700.

That being said, could Sony be working on an affordable full-frame E-mount camera? Well according to Sony Alpha Rumors, the answer is yes, there is a possibility of that happening. As you might recall, about a week ago we reported that a possible new Sony mirrorless camera was listed by an Indonesian agency. Read full post →Entry-level, Affordable Sony Full-Frame Camera In The Works [Rumor]

cortana envelopeFor our readers in China, you might be pleased to learn that Microsoft has recently sent out invites (via Chinese website ZOL) for an event that they will be holding in China for the launch of Cortana. Now we know that Microsoft was planning on bringing Cortana to China, but apparently its launch in China is a pretty big deal, big enough to warrant an event of its own.

Why is that? Well apparently Microsoft will be rebranding Cortana in China, although at this point it is unclear as to what the name Microsoft will be going for. However there is speculation that Microsoft could be renaming their voice assistant to “Huna”, although like we said, that is only speculation for now. Read full post →Microsoft Could Rename Cortana For China [Rumor]

destiny2About a week ago, the beta for Destiny was launched on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4. This is hardly surprising as PlayStation gamers have been given certain exclusives for Destiny and early beta access was one of them. That being said, the good news for Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers is that your turn has finally come.

Bungie has officially announced that the Destiny beta for the Xbox platform is now live, so for gamers who pre-ordered the game, you guys will be able to get in on the beta action. According to Bungie, “We know you’ve been waiting, so we busted our asses to finish our chores up early. You can download and play the Beta right now. This is a great moment for the entire Bungie Community to share in this adventure, and we couldn’t be more excited. Get in there. Break it. Tell us what you think. Share your experiences online.” Read full post →Destiny Beta For Xbox 360, Xbox One Is Now Live

blizzard events 640x252You would think that a new company like OnePlus would be eager to get their handset, the OnePlus One, into as many hands as possible right the door, but oddly enough the company has decided to opt for a “hunger marketing” strategy instead. This involves users having to vie for invites to buy the phone.

Well the good news is that OnePlus has announced that they will be handing out more invites in the next few days. The company has announced a “blizzard of invites” contest where basically users are asked to join a contest in order to stand a chance of winning an invite. To enter, basically you have to head on over to the contest page and sign up. Read full post →OnePlus Launches Contest To Win More Invites To Buy The OnePlus One

satya nadellaA few days ago, we reported that according to a Microsoft job listing, it seemed that the Redmond company was entertaining ideas about unifying their operating systems. As it stands, Microsoft has several different operating systems, like Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox, so it will be interesting to see how Microsoft plans on accomplishing it.

However it seems that the job listing was spot on the money because according to a report from Business Insider, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the unification. According to Nadella, Microsoft will “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.” Read full post →Microsoft CEO Confirms Plans For Unified Operating System

michelle phan 640x360About a couple of days ago, we reported that YouTube star Michelle Phan was hit by a lawsuit from Ultra Records for alleged copyright infringement. For those unfamiliar with Phan, she’s a famous YouTube star who creates makeup tutorial videos (amongst other things). Her videos have garnered her millions of hits, and it seems that Ultra Records, a label for EDM music is not happy about her using their artists’ songs as background music.

At that time Phan remained quiet about the lawsuit, but according to the BBC, Phan and her reps have since responded. According to one of her representatives, Ultra Records had apparently given Phan the right to use their music. “Ultra agreed to allow Michelle to use the music and Michelle intends to fight this lawsuit and bring her own claims against Ultra.” Read full post →YouTube Star Responds To Ultra Records’ Lawsuit