Nintendo announce updated versions of the popular 3Ds handheld consoles last Friday, although there is little information about when the new machine will be available outside Japan. Gamers will be looking forward to the new internals which promise to improve performance, more trigger buttons, and the addition of a tiny analogue stick on the right side of the device.
IFA week is finally here but before the show starts for real, here are more image leaks of one of the more exciting devices to look forward to – the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. All the leaks we’ve seen so far featured blurry images but this time round, say hello to what looks like press images that shows off the Xperia Z3 Compact in a range of pretty attractive colors.
Revealing photos of several Hollywood actresses were released on to the internet over the weekend after a hacker managed to overcome the security on Apple’s iCloud. The company is now actively investigation the breach in an attempt to prevent future attacks from happening. No details of the hack have been made public, although it appears that Apple has patched the flow in the system.
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on Xiaomi Redmi Note, then look no further because Celcom and DiGi are now offering the phablet when you sign up for a contract with the telcos. Retailing at RM509, Celcom is offering the device from as low as RM38 while DiGi is offering it from as low as RM0.
Samsung. For the longest time, the world’s biggest Android smartphone maker has faced criticism over its Galaxy line of smartphones over its lack of imagination in design and worse, an over-reliance on cheap plastic materials for quicker manufacturing processes. As the competition produced sleeker, more handsome Android devices that made use of more premium materials, Samsung began to feel the heat.
Suddenly, it feels like the Korean giants isn’t the top dog anymore.
But, Samsung did not make its way to the top by chance. This is a company known for rapid iterations, and responds to industry changes quicker than most companies do. The result? The Galaxy Alpha, the first Galaxy device to use a metal frame. Announced officially only last month, it will make its debut to the world at next week’s IFA trade show…but we’ve had the opportunity for a quick peek.
Google is working on all sorts of robotics these days, and it should come as no surprise that the mysterious Google X has been working on a drone delivery service. Unlike most other companies who are testing this sort of unmanned aerial aircraft, Google Wing is experimenting with multiple variations on the drone concept to figure out which would be the most suitable for flying around and delivering things to people.
Now that Apple has finally announced its event for 9 September 2014, are you excited to see what the company has got to offer? Over the past couple of days, rumors and leaks about the iPhone 6 have been making their way around the internet including NFC chip, components and more importantly, the price.
Good Old Games, or GOG, has always been the place to find DRM free games for those who want to avoidbeing locked into Steam or any other DRM. It is now also a place to get DRM free movies, or at least it will if talks with Hollywood executives go well. For now, the new Movie tab on GOG.com will contain a documentaries about gaming and internet culture; the kind of thing that resonates with its main customers.
Valve is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its Steam refund policy. The suit alleges that the current policy fails to comply with Australian consumer rights; most of which stem from Steam’s no refund policy. It appears the fact that Valve doesn’t have an official presence in the country will not stop the authorities from filing the suit.