galaxy-note-4-review-06While brands like Apple and Samsung are known all over the world, there are some markets in which they do really well in, and there are some markets which they don’t perform as well, either due to local brand loyalty, pricing, lifestyle choices, trends, and etc., kind of like how flip phones are still popular in Japan but not so much in other parts of the world.

That being said a new rumor has surfaced in which it seems to suggest that Samsung could be thinking of bowing out of the Japanese smartphone market. While Samsung is doing well for itself in other parts of the world, the company only has a tiny 4% of the Japanese smartphone market, making it the country’s sixth smartphone OEM. The reason for bowing out is because Samsung is actually losing money by staying in the market. Read full post →Samsung’s 4% Market Share In Japan Could See Them Bow Out Of The Market [Rumor]

shield-tablet-review-15There have been talks in the past about how console gaming could soon go out of fashion, and EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen seems to think that way too, although instead of gamers turning to the PC for their gaming, Jorgensen thinks that tablets could actually be the way to go. Speaking at the Technology, Internet & Media Conference, Jorgensen shared his excitement at the potential of mobile devices.

According to GameSpot, “What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that’s growing. What that might mean is that a tablet, three or four years from now, has more power than what a typical console has. And that will open up a whole new set of people to console-style games that are much more immersive, much deeper, much more character-driven than simply a static mobile game that you might play for a small burst of time while you’re waiting for the bus.” Read full post →EA Exec Thinks Tablets Become More Powerful Than Consoles In 2018

halo master chiefHalo: The Master Chief Collection was released last year but unfortunately its released was plagued with all sorts of issues, so much so that gamers were offered a free month of Xbox Live to make up for it. 343 Industries then came up with the idea to launch a public beta of the upcoming patch that would help them find out which areas needed fixing.

In some ways it is similar to what developers like Blizzard does when they launch patches on the PTR for gamers to test and try before they release it for the actual game. That being said it seems that plans for the public beta of the patch has since been cancelled. According to 343 Industries, it seems that while the beta was a good idea, it would ultimately lead to a longer wait for the release of the actual patch itself. Read full post →Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Beta Has Been Cancelled

windows 10We’re sure many Windows Phone owners are looking forward to getting their hands on the Windows 10 Technical Preview to see what the fuss is about, and also to see what they might be able to expect in the future. However we suppose there will be some users who might not be happy with what they see or might be missing some features from Windows Phone 8.1. Read full post →Microsoft Confirms Ability To Roll Back Windows 10 Technical Preview

sony xperia e4The Sony Xperia E4 is a handset that we have been hearing about for sometime now. In fact we have heard about the handset back in 2014 thanks to a hands-on review, and recently additional images of the handset have made their way online. For those who are intrigued by the phone, wonder no more because the Sony Xperia E4 has been made official.

As you can see in the image above, the leaked images appear to be the real deal as the official image looks like the leaked ones. The Xperia E4 unsurprisingly looks different from its predecessor the Xperia E3, and we have to wonder if the Xperia E4’s curvier design is any indication of what we might be able to expect from the Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone. Read full post →Sony Xperia E4 Announced With Curvier Design

titanfall-patchEA’s Titanfall was launched exclusively on the Xbox platform and Windows PCs which we’re sure was a disappointment for gamers who owned a PlayStation console, but could sequels to Titanfall be non-Xbox exclusive? We have heard rumors of that possibility, and now it seems that EA has teased the confirmation.

During the Technology, Internet & Media Conference, EA’s CFO made mention of the next Titanfall game. According to Blake Jorgensen, “Last year it was on the Xbox only; in the future, we haven’t yet announced, but we’ll probably have another Titanfall game. It will probably be a bigger footprint than just a single platform. I think that’s a huge positive for us.” Read full post →Titanfall Sequel Teased For Other Platforms As Well

nokia-lumia-925-review-1Early last year, T-Mobile announced that they would be bringing the Windows Phone 8.1 update to handsets such as the Lumia 521 and the Lumia 925. However if you’re wondering if there might be other Windows Phone handsets in T-Mobile’s stable that might eventually get updated to Windows Phone 8.1, you will be disappointed to learn that there aren’t.

According to a recent tweet by T-Mobile, the carrier has announced that apart from these two handsets, no other Windows Phone handset in its portfolio at the moment will be seeing the Windows Phone 8.1 update. The carrier wrote, “We have no plans to release a Windows Phone 8.1 update on devices other than the Lumia 521 and Lumia 925 at this time.” Read full post →T-Mobile Confirms Windows Phone 8.1 Update Only For Lumia 521, Lumia 925 Handsets

S9900_BK_front_lo.highRecently Nikon announced two new compact cameras aimed at the budget photographer, but if you think that you can afford to spend a little bit more on potentially better compact cameras, Nikon might have something for you in the form of the Nikon Coolpix S9900, Coolpix S7000, and the Coolpix S6900.

These three compact cameras will be priced between $200-$350 depending on your needs. Starting with the most expensive of the bunch, the Coolpix S9900  will feature a 16MP sensor and a 30x optical zoom lens that can reach 60x with the Dynamic Fine Zoom feature. It comes with a hybrid vibration reduction technology for its videos to reduce blur and camera shake, and will come with built-in GPS and POI technology. Read full post →Nikon Coolpix S9900, S7000, S6900 Compact Cameras Announced

P610_BK_front34l_lo_w.highLugging around a DSLR camera and a zoom lens can be tedious as zoom lenses tend to be big and bulky, not to mention the better ones tend to be pretty darn pricey too. However if you’d love to have a zoom lens but not have to deal with the hassle, Nikon has recently announced two new cameras – the Nikon Coolpix P610 and Coolpix L840 – that might be able to address some of your zoom needs.

The Coolpix P610 is a camera with a Nikkor ED glass lens with a 16MP CMOS sensor behind it. The camera also feature a whopping 60x optical zoom and for those who need the extra zoom, it will also feature a 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom that allows the photographer to zoom in a little bit more for fine tuning. It will also feature GPS and POI functionality that will allow the photographer to remember where their photos were taken, along with WiFi and NFC connectivity. Read full post →Nikon Coolpix P610 And L840 Zoom Cameras Unveiled

S3700_BK_front34l_lo_w.highAs much as we would all love to own expensive cameras that can take images in stunning quality and give us controls to all aspects of the cameras, that is obviously not possible, but if you’d rather have a compact camera to take photos rather than rely on your smartphone, then you might be interested in two new cameras Nikon has recently announced.

The company has recently taken the wraps off two new cameras with affordable price tags. This comes in the form of the Nikon Coolpix L32 and the Nikon Coolpix S3700. Starting with the Coolpix S3700, this is a camera that will come with WiFi and NFC connectivity, allowing the user to transfer photos and videos wirelessly, as well as controlling the camera remotely. Read full post →Nikon’s Coolpix S3700 And L32 Are Compact Cameras On The Cheap