konami-logo1Last week it was rumored that Konami had put an end to the production of triple-A titles. What this meant is that apart from PES 2016 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there will not be any new triple-A titles from the publisher. This rumor was “confirmed” by at least two publications.

However Konami has since stepped forward and refuted those rumors. In a statement released to Nintendo Life, “I can promise you that we’re definitely not leaving Metal Gear behind or anything like that. I know some blogs were claiming that online this morning, but I’m not really sure where they’d be getting that from. We’re still definitely working on console games and franchises such as Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, PES and all the rest.” Read full post →Konami Denies Reports They Have Stopped Production Of Triple-A Games

Coolpad-RogueIf you’re in the market for a cheap Android handset, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has recently announced the Coolpad Rogue. Now we’re sure many of you guys are scratching your heads and wondering who on earth is Coolpad? For those unfamiliar, Coolpad is a brand from China who had recently entered into a partnership with T-Mobile.

Granted the name is still a tad unfamiliar but with a price of $49.99, it’s safe to say that this is a brand that many will get familiar with soon. According to Roger Brown, Vice President, Marketing at T-Mobile, “The Un-carrier doesn’t just spark industry-leading trends, we’re giving our customers even more options to pick the phone that fits their lifestyle. With a $49.99 price point, the Rogue is our first phone from Coolpad and the perfect addition to our affordable Android smartphone lineup this holiday.” Read full post →T-Mobile Launches The Coolpad Rogue Smartphone

starbucks_for_androidWe’re sure many of us have stood in line at Starbucks to place an order, only to have the person in front of us rattle off some long and complicated order, only for the barista to get it wrong meaning we would have to wait for them to re-do it again. Now the good news is that for Android users, you guys can use the mobile order feature.

The feature was launched for the iPhone a while ago and was only available on Android in certain parts of the country, but if you did not live in those places, you’re in luck as the feature has been enabled nationwide. In fact it would seem that it surprised analysts as many had initially expected the feature to be rolled out during the holiday season. Read full post →Starbucks For Android’s Mobile Order Feature Now Available Nationwide

smart ev chargerPlug your phone into your charger and it will charge. The same logic applies to your electric car where connecting it to an EV charger will charge your vehicle. While EV chargers are growing in popularity, it seems that over in the University of California, San Diego, they have launched what can only be called next-gen EV chargers.

So what so next-gen about them? For starters electric cars are meant to help reduce pollution and provide a greener ride. So what these next-gen EV chargers do is that they can actually connect to the power grid, and from there they will be able to determine if power is needed elsewhere that might be a priority. Read full post →Next-Gen EV Chargers Unveiled In California

apple slim headphoneWhile Apple has a fondness of making their products as thin as humanly possible, they did not accomplish this with the new iPhones. In fact if anything, the new iPhones are actually thicker (only marginally) than its predecessor. However if a recent patent is anything to go on, Apple’s quest to create the thinnest device possible is still ongoing.

The patent, discovered by AppleInsider, reveals Apple’s plans to create a slim headphone plug. What this means is that by reducing the size of the plug, they can in turn reduce the size of the headphone port, ultimately reducing the size of the device in general. This slimmed down plug isn’t particularly revolutionary as for the most part, it will function like a regular plug. Read full post →Apple Patents Slim Headphone Plug For Possibly Thinner iPhone

htc-logo-sketchAccording to the invites, HTC will be hosting an event on the 29th of September. According to the rumors, the HTC A9 Aero will be launched and possibly a round HTC smartwatch as well. However according to a tweet by @LlabTooFeR, it seems that there might be other devices that HTC will be launching on that day.

The tweet claims that we can expect to see the HTC Butterfly 3 and an updated HTC One M9+. This is pretty much new information since we have not heard anything about a new HTC Butterfly phone or an updated One M9+ (or why it even needs to be updated since it was only launched in April). Read full post →HTC Rumored To Announce Two New Devices On September 29

xiaomi mi 4cIt has been rumored that the Xiaomi Mi 4c is a device that will be launched by the company and sure enough they have. For those who are wondering what Xiaomi is up to, the company has officially announced their latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 4c, which according to them will be a China-only flagship handset.

Sure enough the specs also appear to be right on the money. According the official information we got, the Mi 4c will feature a 5-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset can be found, along with a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a 3,080mAh battery, and USB Type-C connectivity. All of this can be had for around $200 contract-free. Read full post →Xiaomi Mi 4c Has Been Officially Launched

iphone 6s sold outBoth the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are expected to be released on the 25th of September. However it seems that if you are planning on purchasing it from Apple’s website, you might be completely out of luck. According to a report from 9to5Mac, they have noted that both models in their varying sizes and colors have been completely sold out. Read full post →iPhone 6s & 6s Plus Have Already Sold Out Around The World

samsung-950-pro-ssd-launch-kr_41At the 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit, Samsung has introduced its latest SSD product, the 950 PRO SSD. This new storage product will come only in the M2 form-factor which allows its use in select thin laptops in addition. There’s also support for PCIe 3.0 which ensures optimum drive performance. The good news is that the performance improvement is mind-boggling.  Read full post →Samsung 950 PRO SSD: Performance Explosion

teflon-cloakWe do know that TVs have taken the transformational step of being a chunky and fat CRT all the way to the uber thin and slim LEDs and OLEDs that we have come to know and love today, but how about the realm of military engineering? An invisibility cloak has long been seen to be a tactical advantage on the battlefield for those who walk in the corridors of power, and this latest development makes it all the more viable in being implemented. A new brand of camouflage developed at UC San Diego by UCSD professor Boubacar Kante and his team, has called this development the “dielectric metasurface cloak.”

Read full post →Thin Invisibility Cloak Has Practical Military Uses