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

1392150652 md sonyexmorrssensor2For those who didn’t already know, Sony’s camera sensors can be found in a variety of different smartphones, such as those made by Sony (obviously), and in the iPhone as well. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Sony has decided that not enough OEMs are using their camera sensors and have since announced their plans to invest 35 billion yen (about $345 million) to increase the production.

The investment will go towards the increase in production of sensors used in both smartphones and tablets, and interestingly enough, Sony has also announced that they will be courting more handset manufacturers to get orders for front-facing cameras, which we guess is Sony’s way of capitalizing on the selfie trend. Read full post →Sony To Invest In Producing More Sensors For Smartphones

fleksy ios 8 640x425With the announcement of iOS 8 back in WWDC in June, Apple finally brought a much-requested feature to their operating system – customizable keyboards. Customizable keyboards has been available on Android for a long time. This allows users to swap out the default Android keyboard for something else, like SwiftKey, Fleksy, Swype, and so on.

Now both SwiftKey and Fleksy have announced that they will be bringing their keyboards to iOS 8, and now thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac, additional features and photos of the Fleksy’s upcoming keyboard all have been revealed, as you can see in the photos above. As expect, Fleksy’s iOS keyboard won’t differ much from its Android counterpart, and it looks like it supports different themes as well. Read full post →Additional Fleksy For iOS Details Revealed

swatch watch 640x363Given that there are several smartwatches in the market to choose from right now, one of the ways Apple could get a leg up on the competition and differentiate themselves would actually be to work with Swiss watchmakers, who have been renowned for their timepieces. We have heard rumors of how Apple had tried to hire some of them but were ultimately refused.

However according to a recent report from VentureBeat, it has been revealed that Apple and Swatch have been working together on the iWatch, and that the partnership will result in a range of watches from “geek to chic”, or at least that’s what VentureBeat’s sources claim. While Apple does typically favor controlling the production from software to hardware, their sources claim that in this case Apple does not mind sharing the brand. Read full post →Apple Reportedly Working With Swatch On Multiple iWatch Devices [Rumor]

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Canon 5D MK II

As we have pointed out many times in the past, more megapixels on a camera does not necessarily translate into better photographs. Understanding how to compose a shot, using lighting to your advantage, and generally having interesting subjects will result in a more entertaining photograph.

However at the same time, we understand the need for megapixels as it does result in slightly more detailed photos, not to mention some professionals need high-res photos for huge print jobs, which a 5MP camera will most probably won’t be able to get the job done. That being said, could a high-resolution Canon camera be on its way? Read full post →High Megapixel Canon EOS Camera Could Still Be In The Works

xbox music 640x252In the past couple of weeks, Microsoft has announced some pretty big changes that they will be making to the company. This includes the likes of dropping the use of Android, and getting rid of feature phones. They also announced they would be laying off as many as 18,000 employees and would also be dropping plans for original shows for the Xbox.

With so many changes being made, we’re sure some of you guys are a little worried about the current services and products Microsoft has to offer. What else could Microsoft be giving the axe? Well there was some doubts over Xbox Music and Xbox Video, but if you’re a fan of either service, you can rest assured knowing that both are here to stay, as confirmed by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore. Read full post →Xbox Music, Xbox Video Not Shutting Down, According To Joe Belfiore

xbox one 640x365A week ago we reported that Microsoft announced that they had seen Xbox One sales double ever since they reduced its price. Exactly how many units they managed to sell remains unclear, although based on NPD’s figures, it wasn’t enough to beat out the likes of Sony for the month of June in the US market.

That being said, Microsoft has recently released their latest earnings for the fourth quarter fiscal year 2014 and based on the numbers they provided in the report, it seems that Microsoft had managed to ship 1.1 million Xbox consoles in Q4 FY 2014. We should note that this is a combination of both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One consoles, and since Microsoft did not break down the numbers, we can’t be sure as to the exact figures of each console. Read full post →1.1 Million Xbox Consoles Shipped Last Quarter

apple logoWe have heard the rumors that Apple could be planning a mobile payment system of their own. This is hardly new, but according to a new report from The Information, it seems that Apple’s mobile payment system could be launching as soon as this fall, which would coincide with the release of the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8, assuming that Apple keeps to schedule, of course.

The report goes on to state that Apple has been in talks with Visa about a possible partnership that would allow users to use their phone to make payments, thus bypassing third-party payment processors which could in turn save customers money. It has been speculated that features such as Touch ID and the Secure Enclave for the A7 processor will be utilized for this mobile payment system. Read full post →Apple’s Mobile Payment System Could Launch This Fall [Rumor]

xbox oneWe have heard many hilarious stories of how thieves and robbers have managed to get themselves caught simply because they did not know that they were being recorded, and it looks like that has just happened again over in Tenterden Close, Eastbourne. According to a report from The Argus in the UK, this burglary took place on the 1st of April.

A 19 year old Jay Georgiou and an unidentified man broke into the flat of three men, tied them up, and demanded for drugs and money. However little did they know that prior to them breaking in, the people in the flat were enjoying a game of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 online with one of their friends who heard everything over the voice chat. Read full post →Police Arrest Burglar After He Was Heard On Xbox Live Chat