Google I/O 2014 will be happening in about two month’s time (on 25-26 June 2014 to be precise), and it looks like the leaks are starting to trickle in. Android Police recently got their hands on a set of redesigned icons for Android, internally referred to as “Moonshine”, featuring a flatter design that looks more similar to the icons Google uses on the web for these services.
If you’re a fan of optical illusions, you will definitely be a fan of our app of the week – Monument Valley on iOS, a world where optical illusions are real. Available for iOS devices, and best played on the iPad for obvious reasons, Monument Valley could very well be the most beautiful mobile game to date, featuring stunning 3D architecture that can be twisted and turned in ways you never imagined.
Intrigued? Hit the break to enter the world where the impossible happens.
It appears that Samsung Malaysia has quietly released the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Malaysia. The device, which was first rumoured some three months ago, was officially unveiled at MWC 2014 – though Samsung hardly made mention of it. Similarly, it has arrived in the local market sometime in the past week or two to little fanfare.
It seems like the latest trend for smartphones is to have an extra high resolution screen with people like Oppo showing off the Find 7 last month in Beijing. Not to be outdone, LG has just confirmed that the successor to the G2 will deliver what they are calling a “Quad HD” resolution not to be confused with 4K.
In LG terms, they are saying that their screen will have 4 times the resolution of a 720p display at 2560 x 1440 on a 5.5Inch display resulting in a pixel density of 530PPI. If the Find 7 is anything to go by, the display will be one to behold. We all remember how we loved the retina display from Apple.
No exact availability or price has been mentioned by LG but if its a Flagship, we can only estimate around the RM2,199 – RM2,399 ballpark.
What do you think? Is a 2k screen REALLY worth getting or is it another gimmick to boost marketing pamphlets?
Right now, the selfie craze has hit fever-pitch and doesn’t look like its going away anytime soon. The internet is littered with self-shot pictures with varying degree of duck and sparrow face even the EDM scene contributed to this with the song by Chainsmokers being played to a point of irritation. Since selfies are not going away anytime soon, if you can’t beat them, join them!
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally available in Malaysia and worldwide, what’s next for the Korean company? The Galaxy S5 Zoom of course, Samsung has recently sent out an invitation for an event called Samsung Media Day, scheduled for 29 April 2014 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore.
Blizzard’s free to play online CCG Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will soon be updated with its first single player campaign. Players will enter the necropolis of Naxxramas, headquarters of the lich Kel’thuzad, to defeat the evil overload and his minions. More importantly, this expansion comes free of charge.
Since you can’t be too safe these days seeing as how the HeartBleed bug is one of the most widespread and publicised vulnerabilities in recent years. The list of websites that are affected by it is pretty long so figuring out if you need to change your password is a little on the troublesome side.
In the meantime, hit up Chromebleed, an extension for Google Chrome that tells you if the site you are on was affected by the bug and is still vulnerable.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 first introduced region-locking to the company’s Android smartphones. Presumably, it was meant to deter grey imports from flooding a different market. Interestingly, the region-lock mechanism itself is pretty simple to overcome permanently: users need only activate the device with a local SIM card (the one that’s from the region the Note 3 is shipped from), and you can then use any SIM card on the device.
The new Galaxy S5, however, introduces a more difficult region-lock mechanism – though you can still deactivate it.
It is more known as a company that produced gaming peripherals, Razer did surprised plenty of people when it decided to launch a smartband called Razer Nabu at CES 2014. The dual-display smartband is designed not only to relay notifications and track usage data but it is also able to discover other nearby Nabu which gives it a social capability.
Originally intended to be released to developers in Q1 this year, Razer has unfortunately delayed the release to end of May or early June according to the email that the company has sent to developers last week.