lg gx2It seems that LG is on a roll when it comes to smartphone launches. Earlier this week the South Korean tech company announced the LG G3 Stylus but apparently that’s not all they had up their sleeves. According to a recent announcement by LG (via Engadget), LG has recently taken the wraps off a new handset dubbed the LG Gx2, which should not be confused with the LG G2x.

That being said, the LG Gx2 does not appear to be a high-end smartphone, although it does seem to have borrowed certain features from the LG G3. For starters, the phone will sport a whopping 5.7-inch 720 HD display. It will be powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and will be accompanied by 1.5GB of RAM. Read full post →5.7-inch LG Gx2 Announced, Borrows The G3′s Laser Camera

surface cardboard 640x360While cardboard might not necessarily be the most hi-tech material available at the moment, it has a lot of use, such as building boxes, and in some instances forming the frame of a virtual reality headset which is what Google debuted a couple of months ago. Perhaps Microsoft is taking a page from Google’s playbook because it seems that over in Australia, Microsoft has started sending out cardboard versions of the Surface Pro 3 in an attempt at marketing the device to various schools in the country.

According to a report from The Verge, it seems that the cardboard version of the Surface Pro 3 is actually functional. Granted it probably won’t let you type up documents, watch movies, or surf the web, but it does come with functional electronic components. For example it has a working display which lights up to highlight some of the hardware specs of the actual Surface Pro 3 tablet. Read full post →Microsoft’s Cooks Up Functional Surface Pro 3 Made From Cardboard

macbook air 2013 3 800x270 640x216The MacBook Air is a pretty thin as far as laptops are concerned, but apparently Apple thinks that they could go even thinner. According to a recent report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors), word on the street has it that Apple could be thinking about creating a new thinner MacBook laptop that could see a release by the end of the year or early next year.

Unfortunately the report did not mention how thin it would be, and if it could be thinner than the current MacBook Air laptops or if they meant that it would be a thinner version of the MacBook Pro lineup. However the report claims that Apple will cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of the year, suggesting that perhaps this new laptop could take its place. Read full post →Thinner MacBook Rumored For End 2014/Early 2015 Release

When Chair announced the first Infinity Blade game, safe to say that many gamers were amazed with the graphics of the game, especially given the fact that it was designed for mobile phones in mind. With every new release of an Infinity Blade game, the graphics and the gameplay got a little better.

However it looks like the Infinity Blade universe could soon be coming to an end. Chair has recently announced to Pocket Gamer that they will be issuing a new update to Infinity Blade III called Kingdom Come. The update will be arriving on the 4th of September and will introduce a new environment, new items, and so on. Read full post →Infinity Blade III: Kingdom Come Will Be The Last Update In The Series

nintendo wii u review 25 640x423We have heard stories of how video games have managed to save lives. For example earlier this year we heard how an 11-year old who played Grand Theft Auto managed to save the life of his grandfather, and now according to a report from the UK’s Daily Mail, it seems that a woman has recently attributed the Nintendo Wii U to saving her life.

According to the woman, 36-year old Emma White, she claims that she was playing a dancing game on the Wii U console when she suddenly lost control of her bladder. Given that this is the first time it has ever happened to her, she went to her doctor who found that she was bleeding from her cervix. Additional tests revealed that White had cervical cancer. Read full post →Woman Attributes Wii U Dancing Game To Saving Her Life

madden 25 amazon nfl sunday ticket directv 640x382Back in the good old days, developers would release games, you would pay for it, and that would be the end of it. Nowadays developers are starting to realize the hunger that gamers have for new content so not only are they releasing new games that gamers have to pay for, but they are also releasing DLC and in-app purchases which ends up with the gamer spending more than they had initially thought they would.

Say what you will about such practices but EA seems pretty determined to take full advantage of that. According to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that EA is hoping to pull in $1 billion in extra content sales across its entire portfolio in the current financial year. Yup, this is not including the actual sales of their games, but the additional content that they are planning on releasing. Read full post →EA Expects To Earn $1 Billion From Add-On Content From Their Games

kinect for windows2Microsoft took a rather bold decision of not bundling the Kinect sensor with their latest console, the Xbox One, on store shelves, and yet this strategic move was not enough to sway the tide of popular opinion when it comes to the current generation console war, as the Sony PS4 has continued to sell in droves that even Sony executives are at a loss for an explanation, after taking into consideration how close both the Xbox One and Sony PS4 are in terms of performance. Having said that, Microsoft has decided to make available the Kinect sensor to purchase as a standalone device for $149, and this will happen some time in early October, where some rumors are flying around with an October 6 date.

Read full post →Microsoft To Sell Standalone Kinect For $149

snapchatThere are times when playing with your cards close to your chest works in your favor. Earlier this year, we brought you word on how Snapchat’s CEO turned down Facebook’s offer to purchase the company for $3 billion, which is certainly a whole lot of money at that time (and even now). Those who said that the company should have been sold at that price will probably be interested to know that the Snapchat CEO did the right thing then, as Snapchat is now valuated at a whopping $10 billion – which is more than three times of what Facebook offered just eight months ago.

Read full post →Snapchat Valuated At $10 Billion Now

xiaomi mi3China-based Xiaomi did make use of a similar marketing tactic over in India concerning their Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone, where the company was touted to have sold 95,000 units of the smartphone in a short amount of time. Just how fast did the Xiaomi Mi 3 manage to fly off the store shelves? If their claim were to be believed, we were looking at a block of 15,000 handsets that actually sold out in a matter of just two seconds, how insane is that? Apparently, the sales occurred via India’s top online retailer, Flipkart. Well, it looks like Xiaomi will be pulling out the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone from the India market now, and instead will switch over to the entry-level Xiaomi Redmi 1S as well as the phablet known as the Xiaomi Redmi Note.

Read full post →Xiaomi Removes Xiaomi Mi 3 From India Market

the sims 4 640x359Given the success of the previous titles in The Sims’ franchise, we’re sure there are plenty of gamers out there who can’t wait to get their hands on The Sims 4. The game has been pegged for a release on the 2nd of September which is next week, but in the meantime does your computer have what it takes to run the game smoothly?

According to The Sims official website, the recommended hardware specifications for the game have been revealed. The developers are recommending that gamers run either Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. They are also recommending an Intel Core i5 or better processor, or an AMD Athlon X4 for those who use AMD’s chipsets. 4GB of RAM is also recommended to run the game smoothly, and with at least 9GB of hard drive space for installation, and an extra 1GB for additional custom content and saved games. Read full post →The Sims 4 Recommended PC Specs Are A Little Higher Than Expected