cod robberDo video games have a farther reach than to just deliver seemingly mindless entertainment to the masses? Apparently so, as the first person shooter franchise known as Call of Duty does have its merits, especially when it could help save your home or apartment from a burglary. Apparently, a trio of men were engrossed in some Call of Duty action when a couple of burglars made their way into their Eastbourne, UK flat, holding up the gamers for some money as well as drugs.

Read full post →Call Of Duty Game Session Helped Catch A Burglar

ps4 login issuesEvery piece of hardware needs a decent firmware to go along with it from time to time in order to make sure that it remains up to date for users as well as to keep up with the rest of the competition. The introduction of firmware has certainly helped hardware maintain a longer shelf life in the market, and we are all extremely excited at the next firmware update for the PS4 which will weigh in at version 1.75, which will see the addition of 3D Blu-ray support.

Read full post →Sony PS4 Firmware 1.75 To Introduce 3D Blu-ray Support

oculus dk2 shipsGood things come to those who wait, and patience is definitely a virtue if you have been waiting for what seems to be the longest time for the Oculus Rift DK2. Actually, it has just been four months as well as a self-imposed delay, but the first wave of Oculus Rift DK2 pre-order owners will be pleased as punch to hear that they have started to receive emails from Oculus that cite shipping is imminent.

<1--more-->Apparently, the email reads as follows:

You’re receiving this email because your Oculus Pre-order is about to ship, and we’ve charged the remaining balance to the credit card on file.

You can view your current order status and download an invoice for this charge using the Oculus Order Manager. Please note that you’re unable to make any further modifications to your order.

Thanks again for your support!

The Oculus Team

Oculus does look as though they are going to process the shipping in batches, and the email that you see in the image above applies only to folks who paid using their credit cards. Those who decided to settle accounts would have have paid in full already. Are you stoked yet, and cannot wait to wrap your hands around the Oculus Rift DK2?

gs5 alpha 6There has been much talk circulating around the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha (which we have referred to as the Galaxy Alpha in the past), citing it to be a metal clad handset, but so far there has been no images on this purported device – at least not until now. You can check out a gallery of this rumored upcoming premium smartphone right after the jump.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha Images Leaked (Rumor)

Many online apps and services do seem to be interconnected these days – take a look at the apps on your smartphone or tablet, how many of them have access to your Facebook account, and with that, are on a certain leash when it comes to checking out your contacts and connections? Well, Skype 5.0 for Android is now available, where it will allow Skype to go through your smartphone’s address book as it searches out matches between the names on your list and with the corresponding Skype accounts.

Read full post →Skype For Android 5.0 Sniffs Out Your Friends Automatically

It was not too long ago that a promotional video by HTC that you can view above was touted to deliver a peek into what could very well be a possible HTC smartwatch – an accessory that is starting to take the world of wearable tech by storm with many different manufacturers working on their own versions. HTC has been quick to move and squash such rumors and speculation, citing that the watch which was seen in the video above is not an actual product.

Read full post →HTC Denies Smartwatch Reveal In Video

uber wpBetter late than never, or so the saying goes. For those of you who are rocking to Windows Phone, you need not fret any longer since Uber is finally available for this particular platform of your choice. Touted to be the “private driver” in over 40 countries, we have heard stories on how Uber is changing the way one commutes to work, although during those moments when you let your hair down, it might end up costing you more instead.

Read full post →Uber Arrives On Windows Phone

wordpress logo largeOnline security can be quite a challenge to maintain these days actually, and it does not help when users are less than knowledgeable. In fact, approximately 50,000 sites have been allegedly hit by backdoors no thank to malware that target a popular and vulnerable WordPress plugin, at least according to Daniel Cid, a researcher.

Read full post →Shoddy WordPress Plug-In Opens Backdoor To 50,000 Sites

Liquid Jade black 01 640x575Earlier this year, Acer announced the Liquid Jade smartphone and the Liquid Leap fitness band. Well if you’re looking forward to either device, you might be interested to learn that the Liquid Leap is expected to see a launch in August, while the Liquid Jade’s launch remains unknown. However it seems that an improved version of the Liquid Jade Plus has been pegged for an August launch as well.

According to the report, the Liquid Jade Plus is a slightly upgraded version of the Liquid Jade. It will feature 2GB of RAM which is an improvement over the 1GB on the Liquid Jade, and will also have its default storage bumped from 8GB to 16GB. Other than that both phones are expected to remain identical in terms of its specs. Read full post →Acer Liquid Jade Plus, Liquid Leap Pegged For August Release

alpha controller lines d0gBack in 2013, Valve took the wraps off the Steam Controller which was designed for Steam Machines in mind. It was an odd design and somewhat controversial as it seemed to go against convention. Valve later revealed a newer design which was still a little weird but at the same time looking more like controllers we are used to seeing.

However it seems that Valve could be announcing an even newer design, thanks to an unearthing of an image spotted by Steam Database which you can see in the image above. For the most part, the controller appears to be keeping the same design as its predecessor, except that instead of directional buttons, it looks like Valve could have swapped that out for an analog stick. Read full post →Steam Controller Could Be Getting An Analog Stick