windows technical preview th leak 100462630 largeLater today we can expect Microsoft to make some kind of Windows-related announcement, which many have speculated could be about the next-generation Windows. At the moment some are calling it Windows 9 due to the natural progression after Windows 8, but at the same time the name “Windows Threshold” has been tossed around a fair bit as well, so which is it?

Well according to several sightings over the weekend by The Verge and Neowin, the name Windows TH has been spotted on a landing page of its own at the TechNet website, which for those unfamiliar is Microsoft’s information portal for IT professionals. According to the landing page, it also had a headline which read, “Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise” and also referred to Windows TH as the next version of the Windows platform. Read full post →Windows TH Moniker Spotted On Microsoft Landing Page

blizzcon reward 640x359Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that BlizzCon 2014 will be taking place from the 7-8th of November. For those not in the area or who missed out on buying a ticket, Blizzard unveiled virtual tickets which allows gamers to virtually attend the event. Now for those who are planning or who have bought their virtual tickets, Blizzard has since officially unveiled the rewards they will be giving to gamers.

The rewards will be applied to all of Blizzard’s games. Starting with World of Warcraft, virtual ticket customers can look forward to a pet called Grommloc. As you can see in the picture above, it will be a Murloc pet that has been dressed in the armor of Gromm Hellscream, one of the characters from the Warcraft universe. Read full post →BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Ticket Rewards Revealed

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microsoft  logoIf the reports are to be believed, later today we could be given a preview of Microsoft’s next-generation Windows operating system, which at the moment could either be known as Windows 9 or Windows Threshold, depending on which rumor you buy into. That being said, it is understandable that many are curious as to what the next-generation Windows could bring to the table.

Well according to the folks at ZDNet, one of the new features of Windows 9 is a feature that has been given the codename “Asimov”. Originally designed by the Xbox team, Asimov is said to be a backend system that will allow the Windows operating system team to see what is going on in a person’s PC in almost real-time. Read full post →Windows 9 Could Come With Real-Time Telemetry System

lumia830 chinaEarlier this month, Microsoft had officially announced the Nokia Lumia 830 and according to AT&T, they have plans to launch the device, although no specific dates were mentioned. Well according to the folks at Windows Phone Central, they have heard that it is possible that AT&T could be getting ready to sell the device come 7th of November.

Unfortunately there was no price mentioned, although given that the phone is priced close to $400 for an unlock model via eBay, there is a good chance that the phone might be priced pretty affordably with a new contract, although this is simply speculation on our part and we’ll just have to wait and see what AT&T has in store for us. Read full post →Nokia Lumia 830 Rumored For AT&T Come 7th November

bing financeThere have been rumors suggesting that Microsoft could be getting ready to announce a rebranding of some of their products. This includes the rebranding of Windows Phone to just Windows, and their Nokia devices to Microsoft devices. Well it looks like Microsoft’s Bing apps are getting a rebranding of their own. Read full post →Microsoft Updates Bing Apps For Windows Phone, Rebranded To MSN

apple store chinaWhile the iPhone 6 might have launched in multiple countries, there were some who were a little concerned about the iPhone’s launch in China. This is because the device had yet to be officially certified, and with China being one of Apple’s newer and larger markets, it is an important one and a timely launch is key to Apple doing well.

In fact some have speculated that the phone could have been delayed, but thankfully it looks like phone has been officially certified and approved for sale in the country. This is according to a report from Reuters which revealed that Apple had cleared regulatory hurdles and has received the necessary licenses to sell the phone in the country. Read full post →iPhone 6 Approved For Sale In China, Pre-Orders Begin 10th October

iovine and dreWhile Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine might be the more recognizable faces of Beats, there were others who were also involved with founding the audio company. One of them is Steven Lamar who alleges that he is one of the co-founders of the company. In fact he has used his co-founder status to help promote his own company, ROAM, which made the headphones that you can see above.

However it seems that Beats is not happy with Lamar’s use of his co-founder status and have recently filed a lawsuit against Lamar for apparently placing misleading statements on his website claiming that he was the co-founder of Beats. However according to Lamar, he claims that he was the first to come up with the idea for a headphones brand using cutting edge technology and backed up by a prominent artist at the same time. Read full post →Beats Files Lawsuit Against Steven Lamar For Claiming “Co-Founder” Status

pop mega 640x427When it comes to making multipurpose devices, ASUS has done an interesting job with products like the ASUS PadFone. It’s essentially a phone housed in a tablet that can also be separated and used as a phone only. This is great for those who want a tablet and a phone at the same time. Well it looks like Alcatel could have picked up a thing or two from ASUS as they have recently unveiled the Alcatel Pop Mega.

Essentially the Pop Mega is a phablet. It will sport a whopping 6-inch display but what sets it apart from other smartphones of that size is that it comes with a Buddy. The Buddy is basically a separate phone, as you can see in the photo above, that looks like and acts like a feature phone. Read full post →Alcatel’s Pop Mega Phablet Will Be Bundled With A Smaller Phone

wow take2.0 cinema 960.0When we think about eSports, we think of competitive games like StarCraft 2, DotA 2, League of Legends, and so on, and rarely do we equate playing an MMORPG like World of Warcraft as being one. That being said, it seems that Blizzard could be looking at ways to turn World of Warcraft into an eSport.

Speaking to PCGamesN, Blizzard’s head of eSports Kim Phan was quoted as saying that this is an area that Blizzard wants to look at. “I can definitely say that WoW 3v3 Arena right now is kind of hard to watch, in the form that it is. And so there are things that we want to evaluate.” He adds that World of Warcraft was created way before the eSports scene really blew up. Read full post →Blizzard Looking At eSports Possibilities With World Of Warcraft

It seems that those of you who have been enjoying Super Smash Bros. on your respective Nintendo 3DS consoles might want to take note that there is a glitch in the 3DS version which will actually cause your character to get blown up to comical proportions, that it might not be all that funny actually. Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 3DS happens to be available only in Japan at this point in time, and several YouTube videos, like the one above, has depicted just how one’s character would end up being a giant on screen. In fact, Yoshi looks set to be the most common character of the lot to experience this glitch, although the Pokémon Greninja is not immune to such an “effect”, either.

Read full post →Super Smash Bros. 3DS Glitch Results In Humongous Characters