facebook logoClose to a couple of years ago, Facebook announced Internet.org. Internet.org was described then to be a global partnership that intends to make the Internet accessible to the other billions of people worldwide. It seems that this initiative has taken on a new level of expansion with Facebook inviting even more mobile operators to jump aboard the Internet.org bandwagon.

Read full post →Facebook’s Internet.org Open To Additional Mobile Operators

galaxy j5It looks like the Samsung Galaxy J5 has more or less arrived at the end of its long journey, hitting the shores of Europe. Now, if the Samsung Galaxy J5 sounds familiar to you, as though you had heard of it before, that is because it was first announced officially in the middle of June. The first country in the Old World to be on the receiving end of the Samsung Galaxy J5 would be Germany, where it has already been listed down on Samsung’s website.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy J5 Arrives In Europe

qualcomm-logoKevin Wang, the research director for IHS Technology China, did mention on his Weibo page that manufacturers should sit up and take notice of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that is set to arrive on upcoming smartphone models since he claims that there will be no more heating issues with the Snapdragon 820 as with the Snapdragon 810. Wang claims that the quartet of custom cores as well as 14nm process that is used on the Snapdragon 820 will prevent the chip from running into overheating issues.

Read full post →Researcher: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Has No Heating Issues

oneplus-2-review-11You’ve seen it leaked again and again, but now we have the full and official details about the OnePlus 2, the second-generation smartphone built by the OnePlus company around the mantra “Never Settle”.

Some of you have discovered this brand with the original OnePlus 1 smartphone, which made the headlines for its high-end features and very competitive prices. The OnePlus 2 continues this push towards offering users with extreme value, except that it pushes the whole concept to the next level.

We had some quality time with the OnePlus 2, and here’s what we think about it. Ready? Read full post →OnePlus 2 Review: Hands-On

nintendo-wii-u-review-1The Nintendo NX is the company’s upcoming console. Not much is known about the console at the moment, although there have been rumors that it will be powered by an AMD processor but despite that, it won’t be as powerful as the competition. Then again Nintendo has never really been known to chase specs so that doesn’t really come as a surprise.

However according to a new report from Digi-Capital (via VG247), it seems that Nintendo could take a novel approach to the console by incorporating virtual reality technology. That being said this won’t be your traditional VR setup where Nintendo will design a special VR headset for the console. Instead Digi-Capital believes that Nintendo will leverage its partnership with DeNA to create virtual reality apps that could be used with existing devices like the Samsung VR. Read full post →Nintendo NX Speculated To Support VR Technology

street fighter 5Last week, Capcom thought it would be a great idea to let their fans take Street Fighter 5 for a test run by launching a beta test. Sounds good so far, right? Unfortunately due to a variety of server issues, it seemed that the game was rendered unplayable with Capcom initially opting to suspend the beta until it could be rectified.

However it turns out that the server issues have been severe enough where Capcom has decided to suspend the beta indefinitely until they believe it is good to go. In a statement issued by Capcom, they confirmed that the issues faced by the game was a lot worse than they had thought. “While the purpose of a beta is to work out these type of issues, it was very clear that the issues we faced were more severe than we were prepared for.” Read full post →Street Fighter 5’s Beta Has Been Taken Offline

Fallout4_PIPBoy_Edition_ContentLast month it was confirmed that Fallout 4 was in the works and that Bethesda had a limited edition Pip-Boy version of the game. This is basically a bundle that includes an actual Pip-Boy, although it will house your smartphone instead of running its own computer, but admittedly it is still a pretty cool device.

Now Bethesda did note that once the units are sold out, they will not be able to restock them and we’re sure many of you guys are asking why? Are they really trying to make it as limited as possible to create some sense of exclusivity? Does Bethesda not need our money anymore? That’s actually hardly the case, according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines in an interview with GameSpot. Read full post →Bethesda Literally Cannot Make Any More Pip-Boy Collector’s Editions

zr3000_mainImgIf you’re in the market for new compact cameras, you might be interested to learn the Casio has recently announced two new compacts in the form of the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and the EX-ZR60. Both cameras are designed to be budget compacts with the former priced at 10,000 yen (~$81) while the latter will be priced at 15,000 yen (~$121).

So what can we expect in terms of specs? For starters given their price we suppose we shouldn’t really expect too much. For the Exilim EX-ZR3000, it will feature a 12MP 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor and a 25-300mm lens. This sounds like it will be ideal for those who love zoom cameras. Read full post →Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000, EX-ZR60 Compact Cameras Launched

apple musicApple Music is Apple’s taking on music streaming. Will it be as good as Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, and etc.? It’s a bit hard to say, but according to initial reports, it seems that Apple may have since seen about 10 million subscribers to Apple Music since its launch. The service was launched last month alongside the release of iOS 8.4.

These numbers were obtained by HITS Daily Double who claimed to have been given the information from anonymous sources. Naturally these figures have yet to be confirmed by Apple, but apparently these are statistics that have been shared internally by Apple with content owners, presumably to show them how Apple Music is growing. Read full post →Apple Music Reportedly Hits 10m Subscribers Since Launch

BlackBerry-LogoIt is no secret that BlackBerry is definitely not the giant it once was. In fact a recent interview with BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen revealed that the Canadian company was looking to further reduce the amount of phones they release a year, dropping it from about 4 phones a year to about 1-2.

Obviously this is done as a means to cut costs but it looks like it might not stop there. According to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that BlackBerry is willing to exit the smartphone market entirely should their turnaround efforts fail. So far we have seen the company start to shift their strategy, moving beyond hardware and starting to concentrate in the software/security side of things. Read full post →BlackBerry To Exit Smartphone Market If Profits Don’t Turn Around