Valve’s push to promote gaming on Linux systems has scored another victory after 2k Games announced that the upcoming Borderlands the Pre-Sequel will be launching on Linux and SteamOS from day one. This new comes as Borderlands 2 also arrives on SteamOS, making the prospect of owning a Steam Machine slightly more attractive.
Technology enthusiasts who cannot wait to try out the new Windows 10 features are in luck. Microsoft has released the Technical Preview for Windows 10, and it is now available for download from the official website. Users will have to sign up for the Windows Insider program before being allowed to download the preview, but all that takes is signing in with a Microsoft Account.
Thanks to the whole iPhone 6 Plus “bendgate” issue, bend tests have suddenly not only become compulsory, if a phone is strong enough, it is something to brag about. We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the strongest smartphones out there, Consumer Reports found that it’s the strongest among several devices they tested, and even Unbox Therapy couldn’t bend it (the guy who showed how bendable the iPhone 6 Plus is, in more than one video) no matter how hard he tried, so how about the Galaxy Note 4?
Look at what Maxis just teased on its main page, the telco has just put up a teaser telling fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note series to “anticipate the arrival” of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Unfortunately, unlike DiGi who opened a registration of interest page for you to fill in your details so they can contact you when the device is available, all Maxis has is just a teaser.
Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a bit more than just looking at your own house from the Internet.
Nokia’s HERE Maps is one of the most solid alternatives to Google Maps, and provides one advantage that even Google Maps still struggles to offer: offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation. After Nokia’s mobile division was acquired by Microsoft, HERE remained part of Nokia, where it was then free to pursue development of HERE for Android.
The user manual for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been released for download, and users have discovered an interesting note in the troubleshooting section. It appears that the gap between the screen and bezel that users have complained about is not a manufacturing flaw, but rather a necessary manufacturing feature.
Google has been providing unlimited cloud storage on Google Drive for business since their Google I/O 2014 event back in May, and it looks like students and teachers will soon be able to enjoy something similar too. The company just announced that they will be offering anyone who use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage and the ability to keep files up to 5TB in size in Google Drive.
Blizzard’s Hearthstone has been doing well to sell the idea of an online card game, but that is because it has yet to release a proper expansion set. The recent single player campaign in Curse of Naxxramas added roughly 30 or so cards to the environment, but it overall didn’t have as much as the rebalancing of some of the cards like Starving Buzzard. This will change as the developer is preparing to release its first 100+ card expansion set.
Wearable enthusiasts who have been looking into buying a Pebble can now get it at a substantially lower cost. Prices for both the Pebble and Pebble Steel have been cut by US$50 (or GBP50 for those in the UK). New features have also been added through a software update and apps that reveal the Pebble’s intention to bridge the gap between smartwatch and fitness band.