heroes of the storm logoAs we’re sure most of you guys know, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA that we’re sure they’re hoping will be able to stand up against the likes of Valve’s DotA 2 and Riot’s League of Legends. That being said, the game is currently in its technical alpha, although gamers will be pleased to learn that it is now one step further to a release.

In a blog post on their Battle.net website, Blizzard announced that they are ready to move on to their final phase of the technical alpha. They will begin this by first taking the Heroes of the Store online store offline, and after that they will be wiping everyone’s accounts. The good news is that the money you spent on cosmetics and heroes will not be wasted as they will be refunded. Read full post →Heroes Of The Storm To Enter Final Phase Of Technical Alpha



destiny2Destiny is Bungie’s latest game and given the success they had with the Halo franchise and with Activision pumping a whopping $500 million into the game, we can only imagine that many gamers have eagerly anticipated it. So far it seems to have worked as Destiny has managed to top the charts and in turn helped to drive PlayStation 4 sales as well.

Well according to the reports, it looks like Destiny’s success is still continuing as the game has managed to rank number one again for the second week in the row, at least as far as the Top 20 UK charts are concerned. However it has also been noted that sales of the game have since dropped by 78%. Read full post →Destiny Sales Drop By 78%, But Maintains Its No. 1 Spot In The UK


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sony morpheus gdc2014 hubert nguyen 640x575Earlier this year Sony took the wraps off Project Morpheus which was basically Sony’s answer to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Now we’re sure many are wondering when these devices will be making its way onto the market. Well the good news is that according to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, it might not be too long.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Yoshida revealed that Project Morpheus is about 85% complete. Yoshida also claims that thanks to the components which are used largely in smartphones as well, costs of the headset will be kept relatively low, which is good news for would-be customers who had their eyes on the device. Read full post →Project Morpheus 85% Complete, According To Sony


piezomuffsWe’ve seen all sorts of ways that one can generate electricity and energy, but here’s a novel concept – what if you could generate energy while you speak, while you chew, or maybe even when you grind your teeth in your sleep? Well that’s what a pair of researchers from Montreal’s École de Technologie Supérieure did when they put together a headset that can generate power from your jaw muscles.

How these researchers have managed to accomplish that is by using piezoelectric fibers, which are basically materials that have the ability to translate physical motion, like the act of using your jaw muscles, into electricity. These fibers are strapped underneath your jaw and are connected to a pair of earmuffs which basically helps hold everything into place and sits on your head nicely. Read full post →Weird Head Contraption Uses Your Jaw Muscles To Generate Electricity


htc logo2It wasn’t too long ago the in a legal document written and submitted by NVIDIA that they had seemingly confirmed that HTC would be the manufacturer of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet from Google. It’s an interesting choice given that HTC has not manufactured tablets in a while, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, they themselves have confirmed that HTC will indeed be making the new tablet.

The report claims that the reason Google has chosen HTC over other OEMs is because they are trying to avoid having one particular OEM hold a monopoly over Google’s Nexus devices. So far HTC’s only involvement with Google and their Nexus lineup would be the first ever Nexus handset, the Nexus One. Read full post →New Report “Confirms” HTC Will Be Making The Nexus 9


ps4 remote play xperia z3When Sony announced the Xperia Z3, one of the features of the phone was the PS4 Remote Play. For those who might have missed the announcement or who are unsure as to what the PS4 Remote Play is about, it’s basically where the Xperia Z3 handset can act as a display in which you will be able to play your PlayStation 4 games on.

However according to Sony, the feature was meant only for Xperia devices, so for those who own HTC, Samsung, LG, or Motorola products, you would be out of luck – or are you? Well thanks to XDA Forum Member XperiaPlaystation, it seems that he has managed to port the feature so that it can now be installed on just about any Android device. Read full post →Xperia Z3′s PS4 Remote Play Ported To Other Android Devices


lg wine smartFlip phones aren’t particularly common these days, although at one point in time they were all everyone could talk about. Smart flip phones on the other hand are even rarer, although there are some markets out there that seem to be able to appreciate it, and we guess South Korea would be one of them.

LG has recently taken the wraps off their latest smartphone which is the LG Wine Smart. As you can see in the photo, the handset is a flip phone which actually runs on Android! It’s not the most powerful Android smartphone in the world, but it does have a regular keypad design so for those who aren’t a fan of touchscreen typing, this could be the solution. Read full post →LG Wine Smart Android Flip Phone Debuts In South Korea


ip6 battery test 640x372While Apple might have boasted that their new iPhones had long battery life, a recent teardown revealed more specific numbers – 1,810mAh and 2,915mAh for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively. The latter’s battery is significantly larger than its predecessor while the iPhone 6 only saw a jump of close to 300mAh.

However understandably with software improvements and a new A8 processor, perhaps size might not matter since it would be able to use the battery more efficiently, right? Well thanks to the folks at PhoneArena, they have managed to test out both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ battery and have since found it a tad lacking when compared to the competition, some of which are older devices. Read full post →iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Battery Tests Aren’t Very Encouraging


gtav details09122014 011 640x359The Grand Theft Auto franchise has largely been played as a third-person game. In fact even the early 2D iterations of the game only allowed gamers to play from a top-down perspective. However it seems that with the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles and the PC, a first-person mode could be introduced.

This is according to a sighting by DrOversight who has provided a link to the Google cache page on Rockstar’s website. The page on Rockstar’s website has been edited since but according to the cache, it read that one of the new features gamers could expect was “A brand new first person mode for vehicles that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more.” Read full post →GTA V For PC And Next-Gen Consoles Could Have First-Person Mode


powershot gx7 x 1 640x426About a week ago, Canon unveiled the PowerShot G7 X. What made the camera stand out from the rest is because the device is a compact camera that comes with a 1-inch sensor, which is pretty large as far as compacts are concerned. Sony has already beaten them to the game with the RX-series of cameras, but we guess better late than never.

That being said, it looks like Canon could be working on a compact with an even bigger sensor that might hopefully appease those who want a camera with good quality images, ability to capture shallow depth-of-field photos, and all in a more compact body, more so than a mirrorless camera. Read full post →Canon Working On New Compact With Large Sensor And Zoom