A report has been circling the internet indicating that Google has successfully bought over game streaming service Twitch. The news, originating from VentureBeat, claims that the deal has already been signed; at least according to sources close to the matter. Scant details have surfaced, although Youtube is said to be in charge of the deal going through.
The past few months have been an interesting period for the mobile industry, we’ve seen many new devices hit the market, and the rise of so many Chinese phone manufacturers have without a doubt made things a lot more competitive. But which devices are the most powerful ones that give the best performance? If you’re into benchmark numbers and things like that, hit the break and check out the top 10 best performing smartphones of Q2 2014 on Antutu.
Could this Samsung Galaxy Alpha be the long awaited metal slate Galaxy device from Samsung that we yearn for? A couple of images of what it appears to be the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Alpha had surfaced online. The images were first seen at a Vietnamese tech news website named Tinhte. These few images might not be detailed but it show cases the front and the back of the device including the battery housing.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, has recently confirmed that all versions of Windows OS ranging from computers to mobile phones will be merged into a single operating system. Nadella said that that by doing so, this means just one operating system will cover all screen sizes.
Reddit, the current centre of the internet, has announced a new feature. Known as Reddit Live, it allows users to post in real time; turning the anonymous message board into massive chatroom. Anyone can create a new thread in the r/live subreddit, and there is already a massive amount of chaff and nonsense that has taken place.
Apple has announced that its company will be releasing the public beta of OS X Yosemite on 24 July (25 July Malaysia). Yosemite was announced during the keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) back in June. The beta testing program is free for anyone but is limited only to the first million users who sign up.
There is now concrete evidence that Google Now is a better assistant than Siri. An experiment has shown that Google Now had the edge over Siri by answering 86% of all the questions heard correctly compared to the 84% by Siri.
Gene Munster, an analyst of Piper Jaffray conducted a side-by-side comparison between Apple’s Siri and Google Now. With 800 questions being thrown at the two voice assistants, half of which were carried out outdoors and the other half indoors. The question were centred on five categories – local information, commerce, navigation, general information, and OS commands.
Windows Phone users are now able to join those who use Uber’s ride sharing service. The new app appeared in the Windows Phone Store last night, and is a much better effort than the initial attempt. That being said, the app itself still lacks several features that the developers are promising to include in the next update.
It has been a week after Electronic Arts announced that support for The Sims 2 would be ending, and most owners of the game have already been upgraded to the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. As a parting gift, EA is now providing a free download code for those who don’t already own the game.
Let’s face it, chat messages that have the ability to self-destruct in a set number of time is a brilliant idea. It’s not like you’ve got something to hide, some people generally just don’t like to keep messages lying around so what better tool to use than a messenger that automatically deletes them not just from your device, but from their server as well? Line recently rolled out an update to its Android and iOS app with a new “Hidden Chats” feature.