nfs fuelOne of the perks of playing racing video games is that you get to drive the car of your dreams. You don’t have to worry about breaking the law, getting into accidents, and best of all, you don’t have to worry about gas, or maybe you do if you’re planning on getting your hands on EA’s Need for Speed: No Limits.

As we’re sure many of you are well aware, EA is a fan of in-app purchases and it seems that Need for Speed: No Limits will not be any different. Now typically in-app purchases have thus manifested themselves in the form of novelty items, cosmetic upgrades, or additional maps, vehicles, weapons, armor, and etc. However with No Limits, it seems that EA wants players to pay for gas. Read full post →EA’s Need For Speed: No Limits Will Charge Players For Gas Money

lg-g3-phone-012Perhaps at the start of LG’s smartphone career, the company did not do as well as their South Korean rival Samsung, but over the years LG has made progress and with the LG G3 from last year, LG made quite an impression, so much so that according to LG’s latest financials, it seems that the company is doing pretty well for itself.

According to the numbers released by LG, they have announced that they managed to see an increase in annual revenue by as much as 16% which is about $14.26 billion. The company states that this is thanks to the North American market where they have seen an increase in demand for their handsets. Read full post →LG Shipped 60 Million Smartphones In 2014, Sees An Increase In Revenue

oneplus-one-teaserLast year when the OnePlus One was launched, right off the bat it seemed that the company took some marketing cues from Motorola as they announced that the handset would come with swappable backs made from different materials. One of the more recently announced materials was bamboo, but could OnePlus be getting ready to introduce new materials that weren’t used before?

According to a recent image posted by the company on their Weibo page (via GizmoChina), it seems that they are trying to hint at something with an image of the periodic table which you can see in the image above. Unfortunately it is unclear as to what the company has planned, but some have speculated that we could be looking at a new backplate option. Read full post →OnePlus Teaser Hints At New Backplate Option For The OnePlus One

As it stands, iPad users are enjoying Office for the iPad, but for Android users, previously Microsoft had limited the app to users of their preview program. The good news is that it looks like Microsoft has finally decided to launch the app for everyone, so if you were looking forward to getting your productivity on, you will be able to do so.

The apps will be similar to the iOS version and Android users will be able to download Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, depending on their needs, or maybe all of them if that’s what you’re after. We should note that the apps will only work on Android tablets and there are some minimum hardware requirements as well. Read full post →Office For Android Exits Preview, Now Available For Everyone

qantas gear vrInflight entertainment is hit or miss depending on what kind of flight you take and what kind of planes you get. For example flying on a newer plane would probably nab you slightly newer hardware, while taking an older plane might see you relying on entertainment units a decade old, but it looks like Samsung and Qantas wants to change that.

Both companies have recently announced a new partnership in which Samsung will be providing Gear VR virtual reality headsets to passengers who fly first class and on long-haul flights. The headsets will be available on Qantas’ A380 flights and will come with a specially developed Qantas app that is being run on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 handset. Read full post →Qantas To Provide First-Class Passengers With Samsung Gear VR Headsets

outlook appBack in December 2014, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring email management app Acompli. Now we’re sure many of you guys are wondering what Microsoft has planned for the app, whether or not they’ll kill off the app entirely, or maybe make something out of it. Thankfully for fans of Acompli, the app lives, although now Microsoft has since rebranded it to Outlook.

For those who are looking for a more powerful or functional email management app for their Outlook or Exchange emails, you will be pleased to learn that the newly launched Outlook app should be able to deliver on that, and all in the form of Acompli which some of you might be familiar with. Read full post →Acompli Rebranded To Microsoft Outlook, Available For iOS And Android

safetiThe world is a dangerous place these days – and one would definitely have to do their bit to ensure that one is aware of the surroundings, especially at night when it can be hard to tell whether there are threats lurking around every corner. Having a personal safety device might be useful, and the Safeti is one of them. Specially designed to trigger a customizable alert which will be sent automatically to emergency contacts, not to mention one’s GPS location, this unique tool has an added advantage – it will not require itself to be connected via Bluetooth to another smartphone in order to work.

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windows-phone-logoIt has been known for quite some time now that those who are going to rock to the Windows 10 operating system will be able to enjoy native access to the lossless audio format known as FLAC. Well, having said that, what about smartphones which run on the Windows Phone platform? Good news for audiophiles as well as those who would want close to perfect playback of their music – Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has tweeted the confirmation that support for FLAC files will also eventually make their way to the Windows Phone platform.

Read full post →Windows Phone To Get FLAC Support, Too

Bing-Venue-MapsGetting around these days are a whole lot easier than ever before, especially when there is this thing known as GPS. Dedicated GPS navigation devices are just about extinct, as we rely on other apps like Google Maps to get around. Microsoft knows that this can be quite the lucrative sector, which is why their Bing Maps program ain’t too shabby at all, too. For those of you out there who intend to make your way to Phoenix for the Super Bowl later this year, you would definitely need some help to navigate through a monstrous venue like the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is home of the Arizona Cardinals. Bing Maps has been updated by Microsoft to help you find your way to – as well as in and around the University of Phoenix Stadium itself.

Read full post →Bing Venue Maps Lets You Navigate Through Stadiums

bootchessCertainly this French coder would most probably still think that 640k is enough for everyone – especially when you see that his chess computer program is stored on jst 487 bytes of code. That is certainly an insanely small amount of memory no matter how you look at it, and even more so in this day and age where a game would take up a few gigabytes’ worth of data. Known as BootChess, the 487 bytes’ worth of source code is so magical, it can run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers to boot.

Read full post →Chess Computer Program Weighs In At Just 487 Bytes