The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies AnnouncedAt last, Peter Jackson has unveiled (on his Facebook page) the epic finale for The Hobbit trilogy, where its title will not be The Hobbit: There and Back Again, but rather, it will be known as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It sure as heck sounds like there will be plenty of battles going on in there, otherwise that is the whole point of having an army in the first place?

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Minecraft For PS4/PS Vita Pegged For Q2/Q3 ReleaseAccording to our earlier report, Minecraft for the PlayStation 3 is expected to make its debut on the 16th of May, but what about Sony’s other consoles, like the PlayStation 4 or the PS Vita? Well the good news is that Mojang has since come forward and announced a rough time frame in which we might be able to expect the game.

When asked when they will be releasing the game for the PS4 or the PS Vita, Mojang replied that they were aiming for a release in Q2 or Q3 2014. What this means is that we have a pretty big time frame in which we can expect the game, but hopefully this means that we can expect it to be released by September.
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We can certainly see the appeal in games like Minecraft where the only limits would basically be your imagination. We’ve seen how dedicated Minecraft players can be, especially when recreating worlds using the game. Now it seems that two very dedicated Danes have taken their time to recreate their home country of Denmark in the game, using a 1:1 ratio, making it the first ever country to be fully mapped out in the game.

The Danes in question are Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of Geodatastyrelsen, the Danish Geodata Agency, who used public data about roads, buildings, elevation models, and so on in their quest to recreate their entire country using Minecraft. It was not mention as to how long it took them to recreate everything, but considering it was a 1:1 ratio, we can only imagine that it took them quite a while, although it does sound like a pretty fun task.
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Pantech IM A888S Spotted On AnTuTu With Snapdragon 805 ChipsetPantech might be a name that is familiar to some of you guys. The company is a South Korean company, although probably not as well known as Samsung or LG, but they have released some pretty decent smartphones in the past. That being said, it looks like the South Korean company has a high-end smartphone up their sleeves in the form of the Pantech IM-A888S.

This was recently discovered on the AnTuTu benchmarks, although we should note that benchmarks can be faked, so there’s always the possibility that the results might not be the real deal. Then again we don’t see why Pantech can’t be working on a high-end device, so make what you will of it.
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Xiaomi Tablet Might Have 7.85 Inch DisplayXiaomi of China, a fast rising star in the smartphone market, apparently missed the alluded deadline for its first tablet’s rollout on April 23, but at least we know for sure that the company is working on introducing the tablet as soon as possible – at least according to the buzz that various Chinese and Taiwanese websites have been going on about.

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Google+ Integration To EndIt was earlier today that Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, announced his sudden departure from the company, after thanking them profusely for the great memories that he shared working there over the years, of course. This would have raised a fair number of questions as to “why” that had happened, and what will happen to Google+ down the road?

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Hits AndroidIt was just yesterday when we talked about how XCOM: Enemy Unknown was about to arrive on the Android operating system soon, and boy did we not have long to wait. The long awaited, and highly anticipated, of course, turn-based-strategy game is now available on the Android platform.

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IFTTT For Android Makes Its Official Debut On Google PlayA couple of weeks ago we reported that the IFTTT app would soon be making its way onto Android and the good news for those who were a little jealous of their iOS friends who have been enjoying the app for a while, well it looks like IFTTT has officially made its way into the Google Play Store where Android users can go ahead and take it for a spin.

For those unfamiliar with IFTTT, the idea behind the app is to automate your phone to do specific tasks. This automation is done by applying various “recipes” which is a combination of scenarios. For example you could set it so that whenever a photo is taken, you can send it to yourself in an email for backup purposes. You could also set it so that every morning you would be emailed the weather report, and so on.
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Unlike our computers, our mobile devices tend to be smaller, and in some cases not as powerful, and also depending on our connection, could be slower in terms of page loads and whatnot. This is why companies are always on the lookout to optimize their mobile websites in order to deliver an experience that translates well onto mobile.

That being said, it seem that Google is doing just by introducing an experimental redesign of its mobile web search results. The experiment in question has been dubbed “LEGO” although we doubt it has anything to do with the LEGO toys and franchise, and basically what it seems to be right now is that it adds new animations to the search results.
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Motorola XT912A Spotted On GFXBench With 5.2 inch FHD DisplayWe know that Motorola is most likely working on a successor to 2013’s Moto X device and if the rumors are to be believed, the device could be known as the Moto X+1. Apart from possible customization options, not much is known about the device, such as its hardware specifications, design, and so on.

Well thanks to a new sighting on GFXBench, a possible screen size for the upcoming device could have been revealed. The device spotted on GFXBench is the Motorola XT912A which means that while it could be a Motorola device, it might not necessarily be the Moto X+1. In any case the benchmark results have revealed that the device in question will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Android 4.4.3 KitKat, a 12MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage.
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