Strike 1Some gamers believe that with gaming keyboards and mice, they are able to perform better than with regular keyboards and mice, and to a certain extent there is some truth to their justification. For example gaming keyboards and mice tend to have more buttons which gamers can assign with macros.

Gaming mice also tend to be faster and more sensitive, which is important when playing FPS games. That being said if you’re in the market for new keyboards and mice, Mad Catz might have something for you as they have recently added some new products to their Tournament Edition range of gaming peripherals. Read full post →Mad Catz Unveils New Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard And Mouse

world of warcraft 640x400Gamers who have played World of Warcraft can probably attest to the fact that the game is highly addictive. For many gamers the reasons as to why they are addicted to the World of Warcraft will vary from gamer to gamer. For some, the addiction comes from being able to play with friends, and for others it could be the storyline, and for some it could be because they’re competitive when it comes to gathering loot.

However outsiders might not necessarily have the same view of the game, calling it a waste of time and are unable to see why some people are addicted to a mere video game. Well according to a Manhattan College professor of religious studies, Robert Geraci, he believes that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft represents more than just a video game, and to a certain extent can provide some kind of religious experience as well. Read full post →College Professor Believes World Of Warcraft Is More Than Just A Game

free with goldLet’s face it, there are some video game trailers, descriptions, photos, and reviews which makes games seem more fun than they really are. In some cases, the reviews and trailers are spot on in what the game offers, but sometimes they end up not being what you expect, which is why trials and demos help gamers try games before they buy.

Well it looks like Microsoft has something similar planned for Xbox One gamers. According to a report post on Reddit (via Eurogamer), it seems that Microsoft has begun trialing a new program in which gamers are allowed to download games and play them for free for a limited time, thus allowing gamers to experience the game in full before deciding if they should buy it. Read full post →Microsoft Testing Limited Time Free Game Program For Xbox Live Gold Gamers

galaxy s5 4gpSamsung has a few variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 handset depending on which market they are selling the phone in. For example in South Korea, the company unveiled the Galaxy S5 LTE-A which is basically the same phone with LTE-A capabilities and a QHD display (jealous!), and now it looks like they will be unveiling yet another variant, except that this time it will be aimed at the Singaporean market.

According to Samsung, they will be launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ in Singapore. Just like the South Korean model, this model will also support LTE-A and will play nicely on local carrier SingTel’s 300Mbps LTE-A pipeline. However the difference is that the Singaporean model will not pack a QHD display which is unfortunate, but if you’d rather have faster internet speeds, then we guess it’s a fair trade off. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ Variant Unveiled For Singapore Market

ipad air 2 componentIs Apple working on a refreshed version of the iPad Air? Assuming that Apple keeps to their schedule and their habits, there is a very good chance we could be looking at the iPad Air’s successor later this year. In fact there have been rumors about the tablet, such as how it will sport Touch ID sensors and how it could pack 2GB of RAM.

Now thanks to newly leaked photos, it seems that alleged components from the iPad Air 2 have been leaked. The components in question are the flex cables which includes antennas for WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. According to the French website iPhonote that published them, they claim that the photos came from a second-hand source who has connections to a Shenzhen parts supplier. Read full post →Alleged iPad Air 2 Flex Cables Spotted

firephone display 640x462A few months ago, Amazon finally took the wraps off the Fire Phone. Given that the rumors of an Amazon smartphone have been floating about for a while now, safe to say that many were eager to see what Amazon had to offer. Unfortunately it seems that despite all the features that Amazon has offered, the Fire Phone isn’t quite catching on as well as they had thought.

According to recent figures revealed by research firm Chitika Insights, it seems that out of the tens of millions of ad views across 350,000 websites, the traffic generated from the Fire Phone only account for a mere 0.02%. You might argue that the phone is still relatively new and that perhaps traffic could increase in time, and while that is true, it certainly does not hold the same for the LG G3. Read full post →Amazon’s Fire Phone Not Selling As Hot As Expected

padfone sBack in 2010, the first Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced and we’re sure many of us sniggered at users who actually used it to make voice calls. Even today we’re sure some of us think it’s ridiculous to put a giant phone to your ear since it doesn’t look very flattering, but apparently that is a trend that is catching on in Asia.

While many would consider it a tech faux pas to place tablets next to your ear to make phone calls, analysts at the IDC have found that the demand for tablets that can make phone calls are on the rise, with such devices commanding about 15% of the market in 2013, and rising to 25% in Q2 2014. Read full post →Tablets That Make Voice Calls Are On The Rise In Asia

intel signIt is no secret that Intel is currently facing some difficulty in trying to break into the mobile market. While Intel might have had some success with low-end handsets, there just aren’t that many high-end Intel-powered smartphones around at the moment. That scene is primarily dominated by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung, and to a certain extent NVIDIA and MediaTek, just to name a few.

So what can Intel do to boost its mobile presence? Well according to RBC analyst Doug Freeman, he thinks that one way Intel can start making their presence felt in the mobile chipset market is by buying out the competition, namely MediaTek. Freeman suggests that this would be a faster and better way as opposed to letting Intel’s business to grow naturally, which might take a long time if at all. Read full post →Analyst: Intel Should Buy MediaTek To Secure Their Position In The Market

occulus vr dk2 001 640x359As many of you guys have heard by now, earlier this year Facebook acquired Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Now we know that Facebook is no stranger when it comes to paying bounties to users who find bugs in its services, and it looks like Facebook is now extending those bounties to the Oculus Rift as well.

The headset is far from ready for mass consumption and currently exists as a developer’s kit, meaning that there are probably some kinks that need to be worked out, and possibly even some modifications that need to be made before it can be released for end users. So with Facebook placing a bounty on bugs, hopefully this will help speed things along. Read full post →Facebook Extends Bug Bounty Program To The Oculus Rift

The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to be Sony’s second flagship phone for 2014, following the Sony Xperia Z2 which was announced earlier this year. So far we’ve caught glimpses here and there, and now thanks to recent certification from China’s TENAA (which is basically the country’s equivalent to the FCC), additional images of the handset have surfaced.

Assuming that the leaks and benchmarks are accurate, we already know a fair bit about the handset. For instance recent measurements have revealed the handset to be an impressive 7.3mm, making it slightly thicker than the Gionee GN9005 which proclaims to be thinner at 5mm. The benchmarks have also revealed a 5.1-inch Full HD 1080p display, which is admittedly slightly disappointing as we’re sure many were hoping it would go QHD. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z3 Spotted At China’s TENAA