The Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament is happening very soon and Fallout Gaming has released the official team bracket pairings, just to tease the fans a little more on what’s to come. All eight teams have been arranged and paired in the upper bracket before the showdown for the USD$100,000 (about RM367,782) prize pool begins.
Users of Evolution, a Dark Net marketplace for illegal goods and substances, have been left in a bind after the operators vanished, taking some RM43 million worth of Bitcoin with them. In most cases, this would be a massive consumer rights issue; but what do you expect when dealing with criminals who sell drugs and cannot be traced?
HTC has just launched a new service called “Uh Oh Protection.” This oddly named service basically offers free replacement for your One M9 or One M8 if something were to happen to it within the first year of ownership. It covers both cracked screen and water damage, which are probably the two most common kind of phone mishaps.
The on-going Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in China is rather interesting in a sense that not everything are revealed during its keynote sessions. Many of the new facts about Windows 10 are actually revealed through the numerous sessions that happen throughout the two-day conference.
Although they are meant for Microsoft’s hardware, design, and manufacturing partners, these sessions do provide plenty of information that consumers might need to be aware of regarding Windows 10. For example, one of the sessions has actually revealed the minimum hardware requirements for the new operating system.
Uber does not appear to have kicked the habit of getting in trouble with the law as police from South Korea and France raided its offices in their respective countries. To make matters worse, executives from Uber’s South Korean office have been charged with breaking the nation’s laws.
Microsoft Korea announced a PC stick capable of running the full Windows 10 package in a tiny form factor. Made by Lucom Daewoo, the device will be shipped with Windows 8.1 on board and is due to receive the free Windows 10 upgrade for free when it gets released later this summer.
Blizzard is preparing to start sending out invites for the closed beta test of the upcoming Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void. The beta will begin at the end of the month on 31 March, and the developer claims that it will run for a longer time period than previous beta tests. As usual, the final installment in the Starcraft II trilogy will bring new units, changes, and even a new multiplayer mode.
Xbox Music has announced integration with OneDrive that will allow songs store on the cloud storage system to be played from the app. This includes the app on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. While it isn’t exactly a full music streaming service, OneDrive integration will make it easier for users to play their music while away from their computers.
It looks like mobile phone storage is going to be a lot more affordable in the future. Samsung recently announced a new high-performance mobile memory storage based on Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) 5.0 technology, and will bring 128GB, 3-bit-per-cell mobile storage for the smartphone and tablet mass market.