Archive For July 15, 2017
How the iPhone has evolved over the last 10 years
BioWare has released a “Mass Effect: Andromeda” free trial for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The space RPG has failed to live up to the hype, but should new players give it a chance? ( Electronic Arts )
BioWare has released a free trial for Mass Effect: Andromeda that all PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can download and enjoy.
WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type.
WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files.
It could also be useful for people who use WhatsApp at work who would otherwise have to share via email. Combined with the desktop and web apps, this makes WhatsApp a powerful lightweight messaging service that you can use with teams or within a small business, in addition to using with friends.
Sprint today announced the launch of two new smartphone upgrade programs, Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals. Sprint Flex, as the name suggests, is designed to give users more options for upgrading their phones, including on an annual basis.
With Sprint Flex, customers can choose an iPhone for a low monthly price and begin making payments. Through Sprint’s existing iPhone Forever and Galaxy Forever programs, customers can then opt to upgrade on an annual basis, trading in their devices each year.
Sedans are dead, you say? Not so fast. Witness the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, which by the looks of things is going to be anything but boring.
From its sleek design detailed with just enough character to ensure that it is appealing today and remains fresh tomorrow, to its range of new engines, the new Accord is likely to set new standards in the midsize car segment.
Three model series will be available, and depending on the one you select the trim lineup remains LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L with navigation, and Touring. According to a Honda spokesperson, the car is expected to arrive in dealerships in October of 2017, with hybrid models going on sale in early 2018.
If the name sounds familiar, it should — two years ago Nintendo released two revised 3DS models (in both standard and XL sizes) with Amiibo support, a faster processor, a second analog input and face tracking features to help stabilize and improve the 3D effect. The New Nintendo 2DS is basically a revised version of that handheld with one primary, obvious difference: it doesn’t play games in 3D.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo dropped the stereoscopic handheld’s namesake feature. The original 2DS traded in both the 3D gimmick and the traditional clamshell design for a sturdier body and lower price-point. Likewise, the new model forgoes the 3DS’ digital depth perception and passes the savings on to the consumer — and this time, it retains the iconic hinged design.
Despite having spent years developing products designed to keep you consuming entertainment from the comfort of your own home, Samsung is now working to get you into movie theaters.
The hardware giant today unveiled its first-ever Cinema LED Screen. The giant display measures in at a whopping 33.8 feet, and provides 4K resolution as well as “peak brightness levels nearly 10 times greater than that offered by standard projector technologies,” according to a Samsung press release.
KFC has celebrated its 30th anniversary by teaming up with smartphone manufacturer Huawei to produce a limited edition phone in China.
The 5.5-inch Android device is basically a Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus phone with a few extra features courtesy of the Colonel’s influence.
For starters it has a nice red finish with Sanders himself on the back. Inside the phone is a special app called K-Music which lets the user choose which song gets played over the speakers of any of the 4,000 KFC outlets in China.
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Do you feel stressed from time to time? I do. Recently, I experimented with meditation and yoga, just to see if and how they work. There’s a lot of advice you can find online and they all claim to transform your life entirely.
Microsoft has detailed the next update for Xbox One, and it’s a rather sizable one. The update rolls out today and will add custom gamerpics and a number of other new features to the console.
With today’s update, you’ll be able to upload your own images to use as custom Xbox One avatars. You can upload the images directly from your console, smartphone, or a Windows 10 PC and then use them as a gamerpic. You can also use the images you’ve uploaded for your Club’s background and profile pic.
Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a $1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing.
Facebook is creating a new Oculus VR headset that’s not only untethered, but also cheap, according to Bloomberg. The new headset, codenamed “Pacific,” is expected to be announced at the end of 2017 for only $200. It’ll eventually ship in 2018.
The new headset will reportedly do many of the same things the current version does, but based on the price, it may be a lower-quality device. So it’ll be more of an alternative to the Rift — not its replacement. The Pacific will be more like Samsung’s Gear VR, sans the requirement of a smartphone to operate. It’ll be able to play immersive games, display video content, and run Facebook’s dorky social networking experiments.