BlackBerry Classic Pegged For November ReleaseDuring MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced that they were working on a device called the BlackBerry Classic. Unfortunately apart from the fact that we know that it will pack an integrated trackpad, much like the BlackBerry devices from the good old days, not much else is known about the device, such as how it looks like, hardware specs, and availability.

The handset is currently pegged for a release later this year but thanks to a recent interview that BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, did with USA Today, it has been revealed that the BlackBerry Classic will most likely see a release in November, although no specific dates were mentioned, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.
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Apple And Google Reportedly Vying For Mobile Game ExclusivesBack in the day it used to be which platform had more apps available for it, but as developers started to craft apps for both iOS and Android simultaneously, it soon became a matter of which app is available on which platform exclusively, kind of like Xbox versus PlayStation in which exclusive games can help gamers decide which platform to go for.

That being said, it seems that Apple and Google are seriously considering taking things to the next level and are looking to provide top game developers incentives to create for the platform exclusively, or at least a limited time exclusive. This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal who claims that Apple and Google are working on vying for the attention of the top game developers.
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Slew Of Samsung Devices Appear On Zauba, QHD Model One Of ThemSamsung has been pretty busy, at least that’s what Zauba’s records seem to indicate. The database has recently revealed that there are a slew of Samsung handsets that are headed to India for testing, and some of these devices have yet to be announced. In fact it also seems that one of the devices that is being tested is the rumored QHD version of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

This is evidenced in the model numbers that have been spotted which includes the SM-G906S and the Sm-G906K, with the former expected to make its way onto South Korean carrier SK Telecom, while the latter will also be for another Korean carrier, KT. Based on this it seems that we can only assume that the QHD version of the Galaxy S5 could see an initial launch in South Korea before heading to other markets.
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Microsoft Holograph Technology Ushers In The FutureThe future of interactive user interfaces might be here already, assuming you are into cool looking 3D holograms that tend to be featured in sci-fi movies and TV shows. Microsoft Research has shown off a new project known as Holograph recently, where it was put through the paces, rendering large amounts of data, and not only in 3D, but also in a manner where it resembles as though it is being projected above a display.


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Microsoft Office Mix Lets You Sign Up For PreviewI guess you can say that it would be a whole lot more disastrous in terms of productivity if an app, or a suite of apps such as Microsoft Office were to be crippled in a day, as opposed to say, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook going down for a while. The latter three would be an inconvenience though, that’s for sure. Well, Microsoft’s Office platform has long been the cornerstone of productivity in the enterprise and classroom environments, being made available on the iPad recently, but it seems that there is a new Office Mix in the works that will target the classroom.


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Final Fantasy III Headed For PC (Rumor)Square Enix has had quite a fair number of single player RPGs in the past that were epics, and out of sheer necessity at that point in time simply because the infrastructure back then did not really manage to support multiplayer RPGs in the same way that we know of today. Having said that, some of those titles happen to be classics today, such as Final Fantasy III. In fact, it has been almost too long since we have seen Square Enix show a remote amount of interest in delivering single-player RPGs to the PC platform. Apparently, the German ratings board has just published its grade for the PC port of Final Fantasy III, which means that there is a very real possibility of this once rare RPG (as it has already been released on other handheld platforms such as the Nintendo DS, iOS devices and Sony PSP) appear on Steam alongside the likes of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII.


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Bentley Hybrid Car Set To WowIt goes without saying that there is a fast growing group of nouveau riche over in China, and luxury car maker Bentley is not going to let this opportunity pass them by. No sir, they have underlined the importance of the Chinese market by using the Beijing motor show as its vehicle (pardon the pun) to unveil its very first attempt at a hybrid concept car, not to mention using this opportunity to debut another three more models.


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Nike Digital Sports Division Layoff Might Be A Boon To The Apple iWatchWe did bring you word earlier today that there were layoffs which happened at Nike’s FuelBand unit, although Nike has since reassured customers and potential shoppers that their FuelBand device is not going to go away anytime soon. Well, it seems that the adage of “one man’s loss is another man’s gain” rings true, as there are now rumors of these dumped FuelBand staff jumping over to Apple to work on Cupertino’s much hinted iWatch, where a conceptual idea of it can be seen above.


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Facebook Paper App For iOS UpdatedFacebook has just announced a major update to its iOS app, where it claims that there are new features thrown into the mix, including the likes of new story buttons, notifications, and photo comments, among others. Facebook’s Paper App was first introduced to the world at the end of January before it hit the iOS platform in the next month. After 2 months of use, Facebook Paper has “grown up” to arrive at version 1.1.


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Forget about the audio visualizers that your eyes have seen during the days of Winamp – those were pretty trippy, but I would say that none were able to hold a candle (pun not intended) to the Rubens’ Tube Pyro Board that you can see in action for yourself in the video above. This two-dimensional Pyro Board depicts the unique standing wave patterns of sound within the box, where it is made possible thanks to the pressure variations created by the sound waves that affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board. This in turn would also see changes made to the height and color of flames. The Pyro Board itself is a 2D plane that comprises of 2,500 Bunsen burners.


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