StarCraft-2-Legacy-of-the-Void-TassadarIf there is one thing Blizzard is known for it would be the attention to details in their games. The company has no qualms at cancelling games or delaying them as long as it means that the final product is a polished one. That being said when the last chapter in StarCraft 2 was announced last year, we expected that we might probably see it in 2016.

However it turns out that maybe we won’t have to wait so long. During Blizzard’s quarterly earnings, the developer revealed that there is a good chance that Legacy of the Void could be released by the end of 2015. However it should be noted that the developer points out that it is “expected” to be released in 2015, meaning there is always some wiggle room for a possible delay. Read full post →StarCraft 2: Legacy Of The Could See 2015 Release

iPhone_6C_005There have been talks that Apple is apparently interested in launching a 4-inch iPhone 6c. We’re not sure why they would do that given the popularity of their new large-screened handsets, but maybe, just maybe, Apple might want to try and appeal to emerging markets with a smaller and potentially cheaper device.

However recent rumors have suggested that plans for the launch this year have been scrapped but according to a new report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors) whose track record has been somewhat shoddy, the rumored iPhone 6c is said to be planned for a Q2 2016 launch instead, and that it will come with new 14/16nm FinFET chips manufactured by TSMC and Samsung. Read full post →iPhone 6c Rumored For Q2 2016 Launch

Last month it was revealed that one of the cool new features of the upcoming Rock Band 4 is the ability for players to improvise guitar solos. This means that if you think you can do a better job at creating a guitar solo for a particular song, you’re more than welcome to go ahead and do just that.

Now previously there was a brief demo on the solo feature, but in case you wanted a better demonstration of the freestyle solo action, a new video has been released (see above) where you get to see what the “Freestyle” mode in the upcoming game looks like, and we have to admit that it has a lot of potential, especially if you’re musically inclined. Read full post →Rock Band 4 Freestyle Guitar Solos Demoed On Video

wd my passport cinemaIf you have a brand new 4K television and you’re looking to make the most of it by watching 4K movies, then you might be interested in Western Digital’s new 1TB My Passport Cinema. Given that Ultra HD Blu-ray discs have yet to debut, one of the best ways to consume 4K content is by either streaming it or downloading it.

With the My Passport Cinema, you will now have a better way to manage your saved and downloaded movies. However there is a catch and that is this external hard drive will limit 4K playback to select TV models, which are mainly Samsung’s lineup of UHD TVs and Vidity-enabled devices, which in some way acts as a DRM of sorts. Read full post →WD Unveils 1TB My Passport Cinema Hard Drive For 4K Movies

wow_subscribersLast year when Warlords of Draenor was launched, World of Warcraft’s subscriber base rose and went beyond the 10 million mark, a number that Blizzard has not seen for years given the age of the game. However several months after, World of Warcraft lost about 3.3 million subscribers and fell to about 7.1 million.

That was in May and now 3 months later, those numbers have declined even further and more drastically. According to Blizzard’s Q2 2015 earnings, the company revealed that World of Warcraft subscriptions had dropped  to 5.6 million, essentially meaning that they lost a whopping 1.5 million players in the past 3 months. Read full post →World Of Warcraft Active Subscribers Drop To 5.6 Million

the_international_2015DotA 2’s The International managed to raise a whopping $18 million in prize money ahead of the competition, basically indicating just how popular the game and the scene is. However it looks like during one of the competitions, a DDoS attack forced the tournament’s organizers to delay it.

This was confirmed in a report from VentureBeat who said that Valve’s on-stage commentators revealed the reason the competition had been paused was due to a DDoS attack. This essentially put the entire competition on pause for a good 3 hours. The games have since resumed but safe to say that no one, including the players and the audience who had to wait, was happy about it. Read full post →DotA 2 The International Tournament Delayed Due To DDoS Attack

twitter landscapeWhile the iPhone has always offered landscape support, not all apps take advantage of it. In fact one of the more unique features of the iPhone 6 Plus is that when landscape mode is enabled, even the home screen can be tilted which in turn leverages the larger 5.5-inch display of the phone.

Now if you’re an avid Twitter user, you might be interested to learn that Twitter has recently enabled landscape support for its iOS app. This means is that if you’re using the iPhone 6 Plus and maybe you’d like to see more content in your feed, or maybe manage your conversations better, now you can. Read full post →Twitter Update Brings Landscape Mode To iPhone 6 Plus Owners

mondaine_helvetica1_1If you’re wondering why the Mondaine name sounds so familiar, it is because they are the company responsible for designing the clock face for the Swiss Federal Railways, which Apple had apparently misappropriated when they used it in their products which led to a lawsuit and eventually a settlement.

That being said, the company also announced earlier this year during Baselworld 2015 that the would be getting into the smartwatch business with the Helvetica 1 smartwatch, and for those who love the idea of a smartwatch that doesn’t necessarily look like a smartwatch, you’re in luck because it can now be pre-ordered. Read full post →Mondaine’s Helvetica 1 Smartwatch Now Available For Pre-Order

facebook logoIt is often said that it’s not what you know, but who you know that counts. In the case of a recently discovered Facebook patent (via VentureBeat), that is particularly true because in the future, it is possible that money lenders such as banks could check up on your social network connections to determine if you’re trustworthy enough to lend money to.

How does this work? According to the patent’s description, “When an individual applies for a loan, the lender examines the credit ratings of members of the individual’s social network who are connected to the individual through authorized nodes. If the average credit rating of these members is at least a minimum credit score, the lender continues to process the loan application. Otherwise, the loan application is rejected.” Read full post →Facebook Patent Helps Money Lenders Decide If They Should Trust You

Regardless of what smartphone platform you use, there will always be die-hard fans. Sometimes these fans are well-informed and really know their stuff, while others feel like they’re just there on the bandwagon because it’s the “in” thing. Recently the folks at Dit Is Normaal decided to put Apple’s fans to the test.

They basically took a fake iPhone 6 (there are plenty of those floating around) which came with Android installed on it. They then took to the streets and asked Apple fans what they thought about the upcoming iOS 9, which was actually Android running on the phone. Amazingly enough there were some who thought Android was actually iOS. Read full post →iPhone Fans Trolled Into Singing Android’s Praises