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Sony PlayStation Just Revealed the Release Date on PS5 Console!

The hype is real… and it just got better. 

PlayStation has given more to the gaming industry than one can imagine. 

From DVDs to Blu-Ray and now 4K and HDR gaming experiences. There’s just so much that the console has offered over the span of years that the fanbase can’t wait to see what’s new and more.

Questions such as, 

  • What will the PlayStation 5 offer? 
  • Will PS5 support 8k resolution? 
  • Will PS5 support optical media? 
  • When will PS5 be released? 
  • How much will PS5 cost? 

Are some of the common concerns that the fanbase is frantic about. 

To be honest, we wouldn’t have known the answer to what’s about to make the frontline in the PlayStation world still if it wasn’t for the Sony PlayStation’s lead architect and console producer, Mike Cerny. During an interview conducted in April of 2019, Mike Cerny did bring a lot of information to the table along with Sony’s CEO Jim Ryan. Things escalated until October of 2019, and more news related to the new PS5 saw the horizon. Here’s just about everything that we have learned so far. 

Sony has confirmed the official name and the release date of the all-new PS5 console. It has also shed light on some of the PS5 accessories as well. During the CES 2020, Sony also confirmed the official PS5 logo and since then Sony has been on the track of leaking information on the PS5 DualShock 5 controller. In fact, there is also interactive news about the first PS5 exclusive game, GodFall

With 12 months to go, here’s just about everything we have learned so far about the new PS5 console. 

PlayStation 5 Release Date

It comes as no surprise but Sony has finally revealed the release date for the new PS5 console. Previously, it was rumored that the PS5 console is going to be released in the month of April of 2020. However, now Sony has confirmed that the new PS5 console is about to drop in during the holiday season. We can expect it to come out somewhere in between Christmas and the New Year alongside the new Xbox Series X which is also rumored to be revealed during the Holiday Season of 2020. 

In August of 2019, an anonymous bulletin site 4Chan published a rumor that the new PS5 is going to be released during the 12th of February 2020. This news was soon picked by NeoGaf who publicized it worldwide. With things escalating fast, Sony didn’t want false rumors to circulate the market and so after the CES 2020, PlayStation itself came forward revealing the actual release date during its own event “PlayStation 2020.”

About the Official PS5 Logo

During the CES 2020 event, Sony started its press conference stating important news about the forthcoming PS5. Alongside revealing the official date, they also shed light on the new PS5 logo. 

Although, there’s not anything new about the PlayStation logo it does represent a logo designed with white lines on a black background.  

Will PlayStation 5 going to have a Blu-Ray 4k Drive? 

It is true that the new PS5 is going to feature a completely new 4k Blu-Ray drive. Previously, it was revealed that the new PS5 is going to have an optical drive which was later confirmed by Wired that the optical drive on the new PS5 will be a  4k Blu-Ray player. Since it has been a great disappointment for the PS fans not to actually see a 4k optical drive on the PRO version but with the announcement of the drive appearing on the new PlayStation 5 is something that has created an extra appeal for fans.

Will the All-New PlayStation 5 Support 8k videos? 

Yes, the new PlayStation 5 is going to support 8k videos. The console will contain an AMD Ryzen chip and a GPU from the Radeon Navi family. It will also include an SSD storage for ultra-fast processing. This combination will ensure that the users can experience a faster load time with large bandwidth.

Since both PS4 and the PRO version comes with HDR support so there’s no point concerning that the PS5 will not include the HDR. However, the question that should concern us is whether we should expect a more advanced version of the HDR such as an HDR10+ coupled with the Dolby Vision for high-end sound quality? We can’t rule this out because the new Xbox already contains both the features and if PlayStation has to beat that market, it will require to introduce both of these elements. 

However, nothing so far has been announced yet by the Sony PlayStation. 

One particular thought which is cooked up by fans recently is that during the announcement, there is a significant chance that Sony will announce both the PS5 and the PS5 Pro version during the launch. The rumor was initially started by a gaming enthusiastic YouTuber Zenj Nishikawa. And just like PRO version of the PS4 is better than the preceding one, pretty much the same can be said about PS5 PRO. 

Will the New PS5 Support Dolby Vision Sound? 

Once again, the Xbox leads with offering a better sound quality to users in comparison to the PS4 whereas Sony’s consoles are only limited to the 7.1 audio system. So it is rumored and believed that the new console is going to have a better audio system powered by Dolby Vision Studios. 

The current Xbox machines include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio which equally contributes the 4k Blu-Ray gaming. FOr now, we only know the Cerny has confirmed gold standard audio for its PS5. 

So here’s everything that we could gather about the all-new PS5 console. Do you know something that we have missed out in our present article? Please feel free to share it by adding a few comments. 

The Moto Razr’s Facing Competition! All Eyes Now on TCL’s New Foldable Smartphone

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TCL’s new prototype folding phone | Source: T3

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is quite fascinating and this time, we all are getting to see some unique gadgets. Among them is TCL’s new foldable smartphone, a prototype the Chinese electronics giant showcased at the event hoping to give Moto Razr a tough time.

The company recently showcased its prototype for a folding phone. Not only is the scenario for folding phones illuminated further but also TCL is poised to do really well.

The Chinese electronics giant is known to play second fiddle to giants such as Huawei, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Lenovo; but this gadget is set to bring its status to the stop. It has recently showcased the TCL 10 5G smartphone at CES 2020 priced at less than $500, which is affordable than the ones offered by its competitors.

The company has also not only raised eyebrows but also sounded the alarms off with its prototype for a quite workable folding phone. It is being heard that it will be quite affordable in comparison to the upcoming folding Moto Razr (priced at $1,500). Therefore, it is quite a big deal for phone enthusiasts.

How TCL’s new foldable smartphone helps it move a step ahead in folding phone technology?

The company is known for giving consumers top-notch gadgets running on the latest tech and available at the best affordable price. TCL’s new foldable smartphone is set to give the $1,500 Motorola Razr folding flip phone a tough time.

Its shape is an absolute square and when opened in the center, it shows a 7.2-inch plastic display surrounded by thick black plastic bezel like casing. It has no selfie camera inside but behind the screen, it has four cameras in diamond pattern. The color used is eye-catching deep emerald, which is a pleasant sight.

The best part about it is that it has enough strength to stand on its own and that too on any stage of the fold. In comparison, other phones tend to snap either completely open or closed at certain points. Its absolute square shape helps it sit up and be used like a laptop without any hindrance.

TCL’s new foldable smartphone in sit-up position.
TCL’s folding phone prototype in the sit-up position | Source: CNET

The features and functionality of TCL’s new foldable smartphone

TCL’s new foldable smartphone’s prototype does look and feel a bit bulky. Its software responded slowly when the device was rotated, and in some instances it froze. When opened and closed, an audible squeak was heard.

The Chinese electronics giant is renown for its affordable, top quality TVs and is transparent regarding the product prototype. Knowing its reputation, there is no doubt that TCL will add improvements to the phone’s prototype. In fact, it will also be making other products in the future that can bend as well.

TCL’s prototype features a square shaped 7.2-inch display, a quad-camera system and a middle level Snapdragon 660 processor. The operating system in use is Android 9.0 Pie. It is not much of a technical masterpiece, but it does deliver a true folding phone’s experience.

When the refinements will be added, it would be undoubtedly attractive who need folding smartphones at a reasonable price tag. The company sees folding devices as one way of establishing TCL as a leading brand name. That too at a time when competing firms are trying to add spark to a slowing industry through innovative product design. It also hopes to stay ahead in the race of adopting 5G technology.

Release and price date

Right now, no official price, release date or the official product name has been released by TCL. However, there are rumors that it can be released late this year.

The final word

It is true that TCL’s foldable phone prototype is not ready for release yet. Why? Because the phone’s hinge and foldable screen are far from perfect, the software it runs on is sluggish and there are no front facing cameras.

The phone’s specs were mid level but it is only a prototype. The designs and features change with time. Thus, we can be assured that the company will upgrade them before its release.

Should we be thrilled with TCL entering the foldable smartphone market? Yes, we should be!

Why? Because the Samsung Galaxy Fold costs $1980. In contrast, TCL’s phone will be cost less than that.

The company also aims to bring in a folding phone that is not only durable but also without glitches.

Apple Acquires Xnor.ai Making Wyze Cam Lose Its Business

Every once in a while, Apple signs off contracts with smaller tech firms which helps the company progress forward. But rarely do we come across situations where multinational corporations such as Apple acquisitions mid-tier organizations which create a direct problem for other organizations. 

In recent events, something quite similar has happened where Apple acquired a company, Xnor.ai. XNOR is a firm that specializes in creating AI technology for facial recognition. The firm has been long serving this AI technology to smart home company Wyze as they included it as one of the core features in their products. However now, the smart home company has lost its unique selling point. 

Earlier in November, Wyze revealed that they will soon be removing its key Person Detection feature from its security camera products. A clause addition to the Xnor sent the company wondering if it was the right decision as the clause stated that they can discontinue partnership at any point in time. But after the acquisition, the air was pretty much clear revealing the plans behind Xnor merging Apple.  

The deal sign-off between the two has come as a rather harsh blow for the Wyze camera company. Xnor.ai delivered an edge-based AI-powered technology to Wyze Cam which ensured that all its recorded information stays put within the device’s own memory unit rather than getting uploaded on the cloud. Because of this particular feature, Wyze was known for its high-end security cameras. 

Apple has not just shown an inclination but it has shown quite an interest in acquiring this tech. 

Xnor brought forth its powerful innovative AI edge-based facial recognition algorithm to the forefront in 2017. Xnor came out into the open from the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence commonly known as AI2. It was a project governed and initiated by the latter co-founder of Microsoft Mr. Paul Allen. Its particular algorithm is what put the firm into the limelight and the company was able to raise $2.7 million during the first year of its inception and approximately $12 million in the latter year 2018. 

Edge-based person recognition is a unique feature where the AI recognize objects through edge identification and extraction. It eases the uncertainty of false face recognition where Apple previously suffered a backlash on its Face ID. Two sisters who were fairly identical were able to open the same phone in an experiment even though they weren’t twins but had an age difference of 4 years in them. The existing gap in Apple’s Face ID was something creating quite the distress for the organization. 

The algorithm designed by Xnor.ai isn’t just any specific type of edge-based person recognition. It is a very powerful machine learning algorithm which requires a considerably low power to run on embedded systems. It can run on any kind of device irrespective of whether it is a low-tier, mid-tier or high-tier electronic component. Xnor simply designed an algorithm that could be integrated anywhere. 

As per why Xnor got Apple’s attention? It wasn’t just the fact that the algorithm can overcome the gap for Apple on its Face ID concern. The data recorded by the algorithm can stay on the device itself rather than getting transmitted somewhere else such as a cloud instance at a particular datacenter. 

The company is more likely perceived to be moving in the Apple’s Seattle offices. It was reported to GeekWire that a move is certainly underway and can be expected sooner than they think. The company also concluded that Mr. Farhadi, the man behind the technology is no longer working at the firm but has relocated himself to the University of Washington as a faculty member. 

Do you find this bit of information interesting? Do you think it was the right decision of Apple to acquire Xnor and sever its ties from Wyze? Will Wyze be able to search up a different alternative? 

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Unusual yet Innovative Highlights From CES 2020: Unveiling the World’s First Ever Folding Laptop, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold

Lenovo’s foldable Laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Fold | Source: CNET

Last year, Lenovo showed the world in what looked like to be the first ever folding PC. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the computing giant recently unveiled its latest creation and truly the first ever folding laptop to the public; The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

That’s right! This is world’s first ever truly folding laptop. It also has spent four years in development and went through six major designs until now.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold can be best described as the perfect blend of a folding smartphone and a top-notch laptop. Renowned companies like Apple, Huawei, Samsung and Motorola have been experimenting with folding smartphones and failed many times before they came up with a durable final design and outcome.

But what Lenovo has shown proves the company’s worth in making top class futuristic gadgets, not for luxury but for everyone. What’s even more interesting is that the Chinese computing giant is more than happy to be experimenting with unusual yet interesting concepts, to bring to the world devices that were once perceived as impossible to produce.

Let us now have a deeper look at how Lenovo braved the odds in producing a technological masterpiece.

Challenges faced by Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold in its development

President of Lenovo’s Commercial PC and Smart Device Business Unit, Christian Teismann, said that the company has been looking for new product types and associated factors for years since the Yoga franchise began.

He further explained: “A PC is only usable for full productivity at a certain size, about 12 to 13 inches. We ultimately came back to something fundamental like a book form factor in business.”

One of the big challenges the company faced in developing a foldable PC was to ensure it lasted up to 5 years at least in its lifecycle as well as having the usability of a PC. Mr. Teismann said the first working sample was released around a year ago and further revealed the ThinkPad brand will evolve to a new level.

He further stated that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold would be available for order early in this year’s second half with shipments commencing in the middle of the second half.

If such a release time is true, then Lenovo will be shipping the X1 Fold at almost the same time Microsoft debuts its Duo and Neo devices.

Another view of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold | Source: Lenovo

Features & Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

The Lenovo ThinkPad Fold X1 is the latest in a long line of foldable phones and computers. Numerous convertible dimensions attempted to bring the best of laptops and tablets together to create a device on a single overall dimension. It can also be safe to assume that Lenovo’s new Motorola Razr is the inspiration for its creation.

When unfolded, the ThinkPad Fold X1 has a 13.3-inch display which makes it quite compact. A magnetic Bluetooth keyboard (featured with it) that can sit on the device’s bottom half, creating a complete laptop effect. It can also be detached to be used with the unfolded screen.

A separate easel like stand can be used to hoist the device on it which then gives a sort of a desktop effect (it costs $24 & is not included with the product). When the laptop’s system is not in use, the keyboard sits in the middle and gets charged by wireless means. The best part is that it sits nicely when the laptop is folded.

The screen is pOLED (Plastic Organic Light-Emitting Diode) made in collaboration with LG. Lenovo revealed the extent of the screen’s durability tests to be quite extensive.

A carbon fiber plate reinforces the folding mechanism. The hinges used are quite powerful as they are not easily bent by human fingers.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold runs on Windows 10 Pro, and Lenovo brought its own solutions regarding its operability on the folding screen. The laptop is likely to have Windows 10X upon its launch.

The customizations it has are a taskbar icon bringing up a pop-up menu where users can switch between a single full-screen view or a dual-screen mode with an app displayed to each half of the screen. It is expected to be priced around $2,499.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold with wireless Bluetooth keyboard.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold with the wireless keyboard | Source: CNET

The key points of the Lenovo ThinkPad Fold X1 are as under:

  • It has multiple modes and can be opened as a completely flat 13.3-inch display.
  • The product was co-engineered with Intel. It uses its Core series processors & Windows 10.
  • An option for Windows 10X is coming later this year.
  • 5G connectivity for the device is now an option.
  • Lenovo said that it had developed a mode-switching software for Windows 10 which can accommodate multiple use cases & modes on ThinkPad X1 Fold (Windows 10 is known to be slow).
  • The device weighs less than 2.2 pounds.
  • A Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard and a leather case are available with the device.
  • When the product is closed by folding, the keyboard can be stored and charged in it (wireless charging) and secured with magnets.
  • A full-sized keyboard, mouse and a second display can connect with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold via a USB Type-C cable and port.
  • A ThinkPad X1 Fold Stand is also available. It can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. This helps the ThinkPad X1 Fold to be used as a desktop.

What makes the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold stand out?

Flexibility is the main advantage of the laptop’s design. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is something that is better than most small laptops; users can open the screen to its full size & prop it up with the built-in kickstand.

They can even use the wireless keyboard with ease which gives the experience of using both a desktop and a laptop. The easel like stand elevates it, making it look like the world’s smallest desktop.

Regarding its performance, the company stated that it runs on a new Intel platform using ‘hybrid technology.’ Battery life is stated to be up to 11 hours. Though skeptics see it as a machine having slow processing power, it would be wise to wait for its launch to see if it proves them wrong.

Conclusion

It is pricey when it comes to a laptop or tablet, but the ThinkPad X1 Fold is set to be the most innovative gadget made by Lenovo. The company has clearly put a lot of thinking in creating it.

This encourages experimental devices to hit the markets this year.

Hence, consumers will be looking forward to buying it and spending a lot of time on it as well.

Sonos Speaker Company Files a Lawsuit Against Google for Stealing Patented Technology

Sonos Speaker company filed a lawsuit against Google for stealing their patented technology to manufacture its own line of products, says the New York Times report published this Tuesday. The company alleged the tech giant for taking five of its important patents and using them to create its own wireless technology. These speakers can be connected to the Internet and then can later be controlled by a mobile app. As a result, Sonos is forced to cut down its price and position in the market. 

The lawsuit document which was initially obtained by the Verge Google got hold of the patented technology from Sonos through a 2013 partnership program between the companies. And since 2015, Google has been found infringing Sonos patents for creating their own line of products. More than a dozen of Google’s product use Sonos patented technology including the Pixel phones and Google home devices. 

Sonos speaker company claims that Google has subsidized the prices of its products manufactured using patented technology and has flooded the market. In effect, Sonos’ business is getting hurt with these cheaper options. For instance, Google’s cheapest smart speaker the Google Home Mini starts at $49 and when it is on sale, the price cuts down up to $25 whereas Sono’s own speaker products cost around $179. 

The lawsuit filed by Sonos further claims that Google also has an upper hand in sales as it collects user information and utilizes it for target marketing by running different ad campaigns. Sonos doesn’t stop there, it also extends the lawsuit and claims that Amazon has also violated Sonos’ patents. For now, Sonos is only suing Google because the company is not in a position to combat two tech giants. 

Sonos speaker company are filing the lawsuit and suing Google in two courts. One lawsuit is filed at the federal district court while the other lawsuit is filed at the United States International Trade Commission. Sonos urge both the courts to seek undisclosed financial losses and place a ban on Google’s smartphones, laptops, speakers and other devices that are in infringement with the Sonos technology patents in the United States. 

Today, the smart speaker market is attractively growing with some of the major tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google all selling their own speaker designs. One of the reports released by The Consumer Technology Association further shed light that smart speakers alone are accountable for making almost $3 billion in revenue alone in 2019. The report published was a mid-year report. 

The CEO of Sonos, Patrick Spence has claimed that Sonos has warned Google countless times not violate since 2016 yet Google has persistently used Sonos patented technology for their own products.

Now they are left with no other option than to file a lawsuit against the firm. On one of the occasions, Spence declared, 

“Google is an important partner with whom we have collaborated successfully for years, However, Google has been blatantly and knowingly copying our patented technology in creating its audio products. Despite our repeated & extensive efforts over the last few years, Google has not shown any willingness to work with us on a mutually beneficial solution. We’re left with no choice but to litigate.”

In response to Spence’s declaration, Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda speaks out and says, 

“Google and Sonos have had talks regarding intellectual property rights but Google disputes these claims and will defend their stance vigorously.”

Stay tuned as we will soon be publishing more interesting news on how things develop between Google & Sonos. Who do you think stands affirm at their claim? Sonos speaker company or Google. Comment below. 

Will The Iphone 11 Pro Bite The Dust With The Imminent Release Of Samsung Galaxy S11?

Everyone has been left impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S10. But, the recent leaks and rumors (as well as speculative predictions) about the Galaxy S11 are rising.  Not only is the phone rumored to catch up (and even go beyond) the iPhone 11, but also, we will check out how it will fare in the coming year.

The leaks and rumors of the Galaxy S11 haven’t rested during the holiday season. Today, we have assembled them all to see what picture the rumors make of the official lineup. Let us all have a look at the price, the potential setup of the cameras, the design and the specifications (battery, hardware, RAM etc.).

What is so special about the Samsung Galaxy S11 (as per the leaks)?

The Galaxy S11 is the company’s next premium device. It is set to woo to a wider audience, apart from tech enthusiasts looking to equip themselves with the most cutting-edge smartphone handset.

The Galaxy S11 phone line is the company’s first-ever mainstream device helping bring 5G to a lot of users and customers alike on the planet. Samsung also initiated a start with 5G earlier in 2019 with the S10 5G, Note 10 Plus 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and the Galaxy Fold (only in South Korea and the UK).

However, most of these phones are not targeting everyday users and are variants of 4G devices already in existence. Yet, Samsung is in a strong position as compared to that of last year. Samsung often follows past patterns & current trends in releasing its phones and the Galaxy S11 is known to be loaded with brilliantly extravagant specifications.

The launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S11

According to the latest updates, The Galaxy S11’s launch date is February 18, 2020. It is probable because it coincides with the previous launch dates of Samsung’s smartphones. This would become the South Korean electronics giant’s sixth flagship phone to make a February debut.

That’s right! The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10E were all launched on February 20, 2019. Suppose if the Galaxy S11 does arrive in February, it would make a lot of sense thus giving the Galaxy S10 phones a 12-month period on sale.

But there have been rumors about the S10 lite arriving first and this puts the spotlight position of the Galaxy S11 in doubt.

Last year, the prices for Galaxy S10 started at $749 for the S10E, $899 for the S10 and $999 for the S10 Plus. The launch price of the Galaxy S11 will likely hover around in this range, but customers and enthusiasts alike will have to play the wait & see the game to see Samsung’s pricing.

The specifications

Models and screen sizes

It is rumored that Samsung Galaxy S11 will have three models. Another rumor has it that the models will be named as the S11E, S11 and S11 Plus.

Recent leaks from frequent and renown Twitter leaker Evan Blass suggest the names as S11, S11 Plus, and S11 Pro, which resembles Apple’s naming strategy with the iPhone 11 (the base model for this line). All Galaxy S11 smartphones could have curved sides, unlike its predecessor which had a flat display.

Samsung galaxy S11 specs

The leak from Evan Blass’s account regarding Samsung Galaxy S11 | Source: Twitter

The following are the rumored screen sizes of the Samsung Galaxy S11:

  • The Galaxy S11: Around 6.2 or 6.4 inches.
  • The Galaxy S11 Plus: Around 6.7 inches.
  • The Galaxy S11 Pro: Around 6.9 inches.

It supports 5G!

The Samsung Galaxy S11 will use 5G and will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Also, Qualcomm will not be giving this processor to phone making brands without the 5G modem. Hence, users get a phone with the Snapdragon 865 processor which will also be 5G ready.

The same also goes for those regions that will have the Galaxy S11 equipped with Samsung’s in-house created Exynos 990 5G processor (Asia especially). It also happens in South Korea, though it is being heard that the company is determined to use Snapdragon 865 for South Korean handset models.

However, there is a catch. The Galaxy S11 may be 5G-ready but not every phone will be able to access 5G. Countries that have not adopted 5G will have 4G ready handsets. Hence, in some regions, the phone will be working on 4G.

Anyone would be surprised if Samsung used a chip other than the Snapdragon 865. The Galaxy S Series is its mainstream flagship and Samsung ranks among the largest phone-makers in the world. It will create a milestone by delivering to the world the phone with the best chip.

The Camera

One of the biggest plus points of the Galaxy S11 is its Camera. Recent leaks and renders predict a square camera array having four cameras on the backside.

Samsung will be equipping the phone with a 108-megapixel main camera sensor. It sounds like fiction, but Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has already beaten Samsung in this with the Mi CC9 Pro (which uses a 108-megapixel camera).

The Snapdragon 865 chipset can support a 200-megapixel camera. Users may not be using all the 108 megapixels all the time, but the extra resolution present is helpful for zooming in and cropping the pictures.

Here are additional features of the Galaxy S11’s camera:

  • 108-megapixel main camera.
  • Ultrawide-angle camera.
  • An approximately 48 Megapixels Telephoto ‘periscope’ lens having a 5x zoom.
  • ‘Time of flight’ sensor (in Galaxy S11 Pro).
  • Front camera shaped like a single-punch hole.

A 120Hz AMOLED display screen

The 120Hz refresh rate on Galaxy S11’s screen will make animations and scrolling much smoother in comparison to the standard refresh rate of 60Hz of older smartphones.

A refresh rate of 120Hz is great for gaming and other quick transitions but it will drain the battery. The Galaxy S11 could somehow allow users to choose the refresh rate to be 60Hz if they wish to preserve the battery. They can also choose the 120Hz option if they want top-notch animations.

In short, it gives users flexibility in choosing the refresh rate between 60 & 120 Hz. The phone will have such a refresh rate as both Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 5G processors support 210Hz screens.

It’s True – The Galaxy S11 has a 5000-mAh battery

Phones of different sizes often get batteries of different sizes too. Ice Universe reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S11 ‘Plus’ will have a battery of power 5000 mAh.

Customers should know that the term ‘Plus’ could also mean ‘Pro’ (i.e. the highest-end model of the phone) and it makes sense. The middle phone of the Galaxy S11 trio might get a battery of power 4300 mAh, which is still pretty outstanding. Hence, the 5000 mAh battery fits the expectations of most.

In-screen fingerprint scanner

The concept of an in-screen fingerprint scanner is lovable. Since it was positively received in the Galaxy S10, users will welcome this feature in the Samsung Galaxy S11 too.

Customers are more likely to favor a secure facial scan unlocking feature combined with the in-screen scanner for Galaxy S11. Now, Google has added improvements to it with Pixel 4’s gesture tracking giving it good help.

Customers and users alike can at least use a more robust form of the scanner, if the company wishes to take advantage of Snapdragon 865s support for scanning two-fingers over one. This technological advancement can significantly improve the device’s security on all sides.

Android 10 and Samsung One UI 2 combined

Comparison of One UI and One UI 2 | Source: Samsung

There was little doubt about Samsung’s phones running on Android 10 in 2020. Also, the company’s own One UI 2 (announced in October last year) is now available in beta.

The best thing about Android 10 is the introduction of systemwide dark mode to phones, gesture-based navigation, impressive live captioning and updated privacy settings. One UI 2 aims to move icons and screen controls towards the phone’s bottom so they can be easily reached with one hand.

The Price

The price depends on the model customers wish to buy because it will break the $1000 mark. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus costs $999 and Galaxy S10 5G costs $1300. 5G costs phone makers more in purchase & integration so hence, the price will rise.

If the largest version (Pro or Plus) is in line with the pricing of the S10 plus, then it will start at $1000. Add the 5G component and advanced camera tech, then the price of Galaxy S11 is likely to be $1100 (which matches the price of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus today).

Conclusion

A refined design, heavy-duty battery and improved cameras are among the features of the Samsung Galaxy S11. The 5000 mAh battery indicates that the company will be making a huge stride for the year 2020.

The punch hole notch on the front might not be present because the phone will be having a delightful full-screen display. Samsung always takes pride in the quality of displays it gives and the year 2020 will see a full-screen Galaxy S11.

There will be the usual bumps in power and performance, and some AI material has been added on the phone too. By the time the Samsung Galaxy S11 will be launched, it should be coming on board with Android Q.

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So many new titles that promise to attract new subscribers before the arrival of a wave of new content expected in 2020 promises Microsoft.

As a reminder, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service allows, for a subscription of € 9.99 / month to enjoy a catalog games consequent on Xbox One console and PC.

Games already available:

  • Tracks (Xbox One and PC)
  • The Talos Principle (Xbox One and PC)
  • Age of Empire II Definitive Edition (PC)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (Xbox One)
  • RAGE 2 (Xbox One)
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Xbox One)
  • Hearts of Iron IV (PC)
  • LEGO Ninjago (Xbox One)

By the end of the year and in 2020:

  • Carrion (Xbox One and PC)
  • Cris Tales (Xbox One and PC)
  • Cyber ​​Shadow (Xbox One and PC)
  • Darksiders III (Xbox One and PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes (Xbox One and PC)
  • Drake Hollow (Xbox One and PC)
  • Edge of Eternity (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy HD X Remastered (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox One and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One and PC)
  • Drill (Xbox One and PC)
  • Haven (Xbox One and PC)
  • It Lurks Below (Xbox One and PC)
  • Levelhead (Xbox One and PC)
  • Life is strange 2 (Xbox One)
  • My friend Pedro (Xbox One and PC)
  • Pandemic (PC)
  • PHOGS (Xbox One and PC)
  • She dreams Elsewhere (Xbox One and PC)
  • Skatebird (Xbox One and PC)
  • Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Scourge Bringer (Xbox One and PC)
  • Supraland (Xbox One)
  • Tekken 7 (Xbox One)
  • The Escapists 2 (Xbox One)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (Xbox One and PC)
  • The Red Lantern (Xbox One)
  • The Red String Club (Xbox One)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul (Xbox One and PC)
  • West of Dead (Xbox One and PC)
  • Yakuza 0 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Yakuza Kiwami (Xbox One and PC)
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Xbox One and PC)
  • Bleeding Edge (Xbox One and PC)
  • Grounded (Xbox One and PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Xbox One and PC)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One and PC)
  • Tell me Why (Xbox One and PC)
  • Wasteland 3 (Xbox One and PC)

Say Hello to the New Motorola Razr 2019 – Motorola’s Answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X

The new fold-able Moto Razr 2019 |Source: Self

Who could have anticipated its return after all those years, yet here it is. The New Motorola Razr has made a fabulous comeback as an Android smartphone that can be folded in half (akin to its iconic flip predecessor). The 2019 Razr may look pretty much like the ones still stamped on our minds, but it replaced the old T9 keypad and the small LCD with a 6.2-inch plastic foldable OLED panel. Its camera is a double duty one with 16 megapixels.

Instead of Android 10, it runs on Android 9 Pie. Upon its launch in January 2020, it is expected to cost USD$ 1500 (equivalent to GBP 1170 and AUD$ 2200).

Why is the new Razr fundamentally different from the other foldable phones present at the moment? It turned a typical sized smartphone into something that is compact and easy to carry around. When the Razr is folded in half, it softly snaps shut from top to bottom. One side lays snuggled on top of the other, without a visible gap between both halves of the screen.

Because of this, Motorola has solved the world’s biggest design puzzle which has left other foldable smartphones (including the Samsung Galaxy Fold) in a conundrum. Not only is the phone pocketable, it reeks of nostalgia yet is streamlined to weather the future.

What sets the new Motorola Razr apart from its predecessors and other phones?

The original Razr was one of the world’s bestselling phones which helped it earn an iconic status. Motorola updated it into a newer version which is wider, heavier, and replete with new features. The foldable Razr gives Motorola a unique opportunity to steal the show.

This phone comes at a time when foldable smartphones are teetering precariously on the edge between reality and fantasy. It was only last year when foldable phones were pegged as a revolution in the smartphone design, and made the dream of a large-screen device being portable a reality.

However, what went wrong were the issues with screens and massive delays in launch, especially from major players, including Samsung and Huawei. It is now Motorola’s turn to bask in the spotlight. If Motorola comes out successful, it will herald a new era for the fold-able phone industry.

The new Motorola Razr folded and unfolded | Image Credits: T3 & Yanko Design

What’s it like using the new Motorola Razr?

In terms of the screen, it is a 6.2-inch P-OLED screen that is foldable. Motorola worked together with Lenovo’s laptop team on this design. The screen is like a thin film that curls in the shape of a teardrop when the screen is being folded.

The New Motorola Razr’s patented hinge design has an open cavity covering the looped part of the screen. Most plastic screens do not fold completely flat without a crease appearing in the middle. The thin layer of air gap is hardly conspicuous. When the screen curls like a teardrop, it creates a gap of 0.2mm between the hinge and the display.

The front screen might look tall but it is narrow with a ration of 21:9. It also has a resolution of 2142 x 876 pixels. Most of the apps are located on the bottom side of the screen along with the controls. This makes it easy for users to reach and use them with just their thumb. It also works better than other phones with one hand only.

The New Motorola Razr folded | Source: Self

On the outside, users can see an 2.7-inch OLED external screen. It is a quick view display that shows essentials such as time, notifications, alerts, signals and battery life. Users cannot type on it but can respond through recorded messages or their voices. In fact, users can use it to check what they look like in selfies.

Google Pay and Google Assistant can be used on the quick view display, as well as for controlling music. The useful yet addictive Motorola gestures are present too. Move the phone in a twister pattern to turn on the camera and shake it sideways to turn on the flashlight.

You can hardly feel the hinge tension, when opening and closing the phone because the movement is smooth and gradual. The hinge’s gears are visible, and magnets hold their sides together. This mechanism prevents the creases from forming on the screen.

People have been asking about the presence of a thick plastic chin on the bottom of the New Motorola Razr. Such is because it reminds us all of its original design so hence it gets a good score for nostalgia. It also houses the optical fingerprint reader, the antennas, vibrating motor, GPS & Wi-Fi units. Most importantly, it is like a handle for users to hold on to when they are watching a video.

To make a call, the phone has to be opened but when on a call, the phone can be closed and the conversation can continue as long as you are using the speakerphone, connected via Bluetooth or are on a video call. However, it closes out most apps with the music player being an exception (the quick view screen helps control music tracks).

The 21:9 screen is termed by Motorola as its Cinemavision display. Small black bars will be bordering the sides when videos are being watched.

Beneath the exterior display is a 16-megapixel camera that is used to take photos and selfies. The five-megapixel camera that is visible when the Razr is unfolded is used mainly for video calls. However, telephoto and wide-angle lens won’t be available. But a software aided portrait and night vision mode are available.

The new Motorola Razr completely opened | Source: Self

The phone is available in 4G and not in 5G. It does have quite a decent amount of memory but has no SD card slot. The phone also lacks a SIM slot so there are pretty much quite some tradeoffs for those looking to buy the new Motorola Razr.

Specifications of the New Motorola Razr

Specifications of the phone are as under:

  • Snapdragon 710 processor.
  • 6GB RAM.
  • 128 GB of internal storage.
  • Snapdragon 710 processor.
  • 2.7-inch Quick View display (800×600).
  • 6.2-inch foldable pOLED display (2142×876).
  • 16 megapixels front-facing camera focal point 1.7 with night vision mode).
  • 5 megapixels internal camera.
  • USB-C port present.
  • eSIM.
  • Fingerprint reader.
  • Android 9 pie.

What do users get in the box?

When prospective buyers think of buying and unboxing the Motorola Razr, their experience is most likely to be memorable. Motorola has created a unique and eye-catching box with sharp corners which will have a tinted, transparent top with a speaker grill.

This way, users can play music from their Razr phones through the box when they slot the phone in the box in an upright position.

The phone comes with:

  • Wired USB-C earbuds.
  • An accessory case for sunglasses.
  • 15-watt TurboPower charger.
  • USB-C cable.
  • Headset adaptor.

Conclusion

While the phone comes equipped with some pretty good features but with a hefty price tag of USD$ 1500, we wonder if its worth the buck. It runs on Android 9 instead of 10 (for which Motorola promised timely updates) and the battery power is 2,500 mAh, which is 10 percent less than what Google’s Pixel 4 currently offers.

With the phone being launched in collaboration with its exclusive telecom partner Verizon, users may need to go to competitors with the compatible ECM format if they wish to switch their carriers. Other than that, the processor will be 2 years old at the time of the launch.

Still, the new Motorola Razr is primed to be a hit among customers when it goes into official launch. For its price tag, this phone is truly going to be unique among the many present in the ever competent smartphone market. It is truly a comeback sign from Motorola and its answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

If there is one game that stands a head and shoulders above the rest of the best tactical strategy console games, then it is none other but the ultimate Fire Emblem series from the Nintendo. The title brings a unique mixture of tactical gameplay with deep character interactions. It is a world where characters can have a vested interest in how they build up their characters to earn success. The saddest part about the game is that once your character is defeated in a battle, you will lose it permanently. And that simply breaks the heart of the player because of all that he’s invested in it. This option has, however, changed in the casual game mode, but the classic mode still features this option encouraging players to think heavily on every decision they make or consequence they face. The Fire Emblem series is pretty much the same as the Final Fantasy series. There are plenty of sequels, but most of them are set in a unique universe with a fresh storyline, new characters, etc. So today I am going to discuss the best Fire Emblem game series that one must add in his GBA games to play list. A good enough overview can help players to gain command and move forward. Radiant Dawn The Radiant Dawn is one of the sequels which was debuted on the Nintendo Wii Console in 2007. This game has earned its position as one of the top games in the Emblem games series. It is a hardcore strategy game and is definitely one of the toughest nuts to crack. In this grid-based tactical strategy, I believe Radiant dawn is a game where one can find a whole lot of things to get used to. The story behind the game is subdivided into four parts where each part gives a different perspective to the ongoing events within the game. There are four different factions that are constantly battling in order to gain control of the continent known as Tellius. If you’re a hardcore strategy player, this game can offer you a remarkable experience, but if you’re a casual strategy player then put it for later play. Blazing Blade If you are playing the game outside Japan, then Blazing Blade is one of the introductory Fire Emblem games in the series. This game was released on GBA in the United States featuring 3 main characters. You start the game with Eliwood, Hector and Lyn who play as the main protagonist in the game. Lyn is fairly new but Eliwood and Hector have a significant connection with the previous Fire Emblem game. The game is subdivided into two storylines. The first focuses on Lyn and her quest to save her grandfather. The second focuses on the trio battling against the sorcerer Nergal. As a player, you are able to switch between characters and play secondary roles on the go. Shadow of Valentia It is the fifteenth game in the Fire Emblem series, but it is a complete remake of the one published in 1992. It combines the dungeon crawling aspect with the turn-based tactical strategy killing gameplay. The game comes in two difficulty settings; there is a classical mode and a casual mode. Both of these game modes were initially introduced in the Fire Emblem: Awakening. The Classic game mode feature is a lot more challenging because it brings the permadeath feature whereas the casual mode only sends your character out of the battle but he/she doesn’t completely die. These modes make the game remarkably enjoyable for strategy fans and make game enjoyable. Here, you can focus on the tactical side of your mind and play challenging levels in a new way. Conquest Launched in 2015, Conquest and Birthright are both part of the Fire Emblem Fates series. For the first time, it is a single game that features two different series with different stories in Fire Emblem game. If you’re a casual gamer, then you can begin playing with Birthright as it is aimed at giving you a remarkable gaming experience in the casual gaming space. However, if you are the type of gamer who likes to face challenges and is more of a hardcore Fire Emblem fan, then Conquest is your way in. In Conquest, the enemies are relatively stronger than the enemies in Birthright and are designed for special conditioning of the individuals. It polishes up your skill on tactical strategy so you can win. If you want to have a challenging experience, then this particular series can give players a one. Birthright Birthright is the second series in the Fire Emblem Fates game. Both the series are set on the same continent; however, you play in both the games from different sides of the conflict. However, with Birthright, you don’t have to face much of a tough time as your enemies are fairly easy to take down. It is very important that you play both the games within the respective series if you want to have the full experience. If you’re a casual strategy fan, then Birthright is the best place to begin Fire Emblem. As you gradually move up the levels, you get more skilled at taking down remarkable kills. As a casual strategy fan, I believe you can simply fall in love with the game and will never have to look elsewhere. This is a game specifically designed for hardcore tactical players. Sacred Stones The third game in the Fire Emblem series featuring the old retro-styled gameplay, Sacred Stones is a great starting point for all those who are planning to begin with the Fire Emblem series on GBA. The game typically features almost the same mechanics which are observed in the Blazing Blade. However, the gameplay takes place in an entirely different continent where Players get the chance to explore new plots, focus on new enemies and investigate new cases taking place within the nation. If you want to start someplace in the Fire Emblem series, then might I suggest you start here. So there you go, here are some of the Fire Emblem games which I believe are not just quite remarkable but are exceptionally favored by the common individuals who still play games on the GBA. Are you a Fire Emblem fan yourself? If that’s the case then might I ask which sequel you prefer? Share about the best fire emblem games that you’ve recently played.

Are You a Strategy Fan? Here are the Best Fire Emblem Games One Must Play

If there is one game that stands a head and shoulders above the rest of the best tactical strategy console games, then it is none other but the ultimate Fire Emblem series from the Nintendo. 

The title brings a unique mixture of tactical gameplay with deep character interactions. It is a world where characters can have a vested interest in how they build up their characters to earn success. 

The saddest part about the game is that once your character is defeated in a battle, you will lose it permanently. And that simply breaks the heart of the player because of all that he’s invested in it. 

This option has, however, changed in the casual game mode, but the classic mode still features this option encouraging players to think heavily on every decision they make or consequence they face. 

The Fire Emblem series is pretty much the same as the Final Fantasy series. There are plenty of sequels, but most of them are set in a unique universe with a fresh storyline, new characters, etc.

So today I am going to discuss the best Fire Emblem game series that one must add in his GBA games to play list. A good enough overview can help players to gain command and move forward. 

Radiant Dawn

The Radiant Dawn is one of the sequels which was debuted on the Nintendo Wii Console in 2007.

This game has earned its position as one of the top games in the Emblem games series. It is a hardcore strategy game and is definitely one of the toughest nuts to crack. In this grid-based tactical strategy, I believe Radiant dawn is a game where one can find a whole lot of things to get used to. 

The story behind the game is subdivided into four parts where each part gives a different perspective to the ongoing events within the game. There are four different factions that are constantly battling in order to gain control of the continent known as Tellius. If you’re a hardcore strategy player, this game can offer you a remarkable experience, but if you’re a casual strategy player then put it for later play. 

Blazing Blade

If you are playing the game outside Japan, then Blazing Blade is one of the introductory Fire Emblem games in the series. This game was released on GBA in the United States featuring 3 main characters. 

You start the game with Eliwood, Hector and Lyn who play as the main protagonist in the game. Lyn is fairly new but Eliwood and Hector have a significant connection with the previous Fire Emblem game.

The game is subdivided into two storylines. The first focuses on Lyn and her quest to save her grandfather. The second focuses on the trio battling against the sorcerer Nergal. 

As a player, you are able to switch between characters and play secondary roles on the go.

Shadow of Valentia

It is the fifteenth game in the Fire Emblem series, but it is a complete remake of the one published in 1992. It combines the dungeon crawling aspect with the turn-based tactical strategy killing gameplay. 

The game comes in two difficulty settings; there is a classical mode and a casual mode. Both of these game modes were initially introduced in the Fire Emblem: Awakening. 

The Classic game mode feature is a lot more challenging because it brings the permadeath feature whereas the casual mode only sends your character out of the battle but he/she doesn’t completely die. These modes make the game remarkably enjoyable for strategy fans and make game enjoyable. 

Here, you can focus on the tactical side of your mind and play challenging levels in a new way. 

Conquest

Launched in 2015, Conquest and Birthright are both part of the Fire Emblem Fates series. For the first time, it is a single game that features two different series with different stories in Fire Emblem game. 

If you’re a casual gamer, then you can begin playing with Birthright as it is aimed at giving you a remarkable gaming experience in the casual gaming space. However, if you are the type of gamer who likes to face challenges and is more of a hardcore Fire Emblem fan, then Conquest is your way in.

In Conquest, the enemies are relatively stronger than the enemies in Birthright and are designed for special conditioning of the individuals. It polishes up your skill on tactical strategy so you can win. 

If you want to have a challenging experience, then this particular series can give players a one.

Birthright

Birthright is the second series in the Fire Emblem Fates game. Both the series are set on the same continent; however, you play in both the games from different sides of the conflict. However, with Birthright, you don’t have to face much of a tough time as your enemies are fairly easy to take down. 

It is very important that you play both the games within the respective series if you want to have the full experience. If you’re a casual strategy fan, then Birthright is the best place to begin Fire Emblem. 

As you gradually move up the levels, you get more skilled at taking down remarkable kills. As a casual strategy fan, I believe you can simply fall in love with the game and will never have to look elsewhere. 

This is a game specifically designed for hardcore tactical players. 

Sacred Stones

The third game in the Fire Emblem series featuring the old retro-styled gameplay, Sacred Stones is a great starting point for all those who are planning to begin with the Fire Emblem series on GBA. 

The game typically features almost the same mechanics which are observed in the Blazing Blade. However, the gameplay takes place in an entirely different continent where Players get the chance to explore new plots, focus on new enemies and investigate new cases taking place within the nation.

If you want to start someplace in the Fire Emblem series, then might I suggest you start here. 

So there you go, here are some of the Fire Emblem games which I believe are not just quite remarkable but are exceptionally favored by the common individuals who still play games on the GBA. 

Are you a Fire Emblem fan yourself? If that’s the case then might I ask which sequel you prefer? 

Share about the best fire emblem games that you’ve recently played. 

Best GBA Games

Best GBA Games that Every Person has Played in the 90s Era

It all dates back to where the gaming initiated. 

Gameboy Advance and Gameboy is where it all began, the story of handheld gaming experiences. Apparently, GBA became one of the high demand consoles on the planet Earth since the time of its inception. And gradually, it’s massive gaming library exceeded a total of 900+ games over time. 

Even today there are so many individuals who just simply loves to carry a gameboy advance around. It is one of the highly recommended gaming consoles & one of the best devices for retro-style gaming.

Are you eager to learn which of the gba games are one of the best games on the market? 

So if you still want to experience that retro style gaming all over again, here are some of the best. 

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Are you a fan of DOTA, and you want to experience DOTA gameplay in retro style? Then look no further than the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. It is one of the best RPG games on the market for GBA players. It features rigorous combat styles, insane puzzles, some magical spells & dangerous swords. 

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis

How about having a chunk of military styled story based game? Well, if you’re a fan of such retros then Tactical Ogre is your thing. The idea behind the game design is what makes it one of the favored games. There are some deep concentration levels can in fact, make you a very subtle critical thinker.

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Like to play farmville games? Harvest Moon is an interesting farm building game which allows you to reap and earn great rewards. You can breed your favorite animals, you water your plants and harvest them, and you can complete your timely missions. It’s a fun gameplay with a traditional storyline. 

Mario vs Donkey Kong

In this game, Mario has to face over a 100 levels which usually throws different challenges such as complex puzzles and hardwired obstacles. By completing the challenges Mario earn keys and collects all the toys which has been stolen by Donkey Kong. It has some crazy animations and a fun gameplay. 

Super Mario Advance

As reviews term it, Super Mario Advance is one of the best Super Mario games in the Super Mario series. Just like previous mario games, your task is to defeat the evil using different powers and weapons. Every version of the game has some additional missions, interesting features and weapons. 

Mario & Luigi Superstar

The brotherhood is back at it again! Because with Mario & Luigi Superstar, Mario Bros can team up to save the beautiful princess who’s gotten abducted by the evil forces. The game is interesting because it is a sequel based game with a lot of interesting dialogues & some real thrilling challenges to play. 

Mario Kart Super Circuit

So the developers thought it would be a great idea to put Mario in a Kart and let him race around circuits! Who knew it would turn out to be a total blast. Mario Kart Super Circuit has become one of the quite popular titles with some action packed kicking and thrashing. It has over 40 tracks to play. 

Kirby Nightmare & Dreamland

Ever thought of playing a game where you get trapped in your own imaginations? Well, if that’s the case with you then you and Kirby are on the same page. A very popular play-to title on the GBA block is Kirby’s nightmare which challenges your cognitive ability to find Dedede within the dreamlands. 

Car Battler Joe

Car Battler Joe is a full time action packed RPG style game with fully loaded warfare cars. Do you remember the animated movie Red Line? Well, Car Battler Joe is pretty much the same. Your protagonists is an enthusiastic shout-out loud on the battlefield kind of a driver so you can have fun. 

Astro Boy Omega Factor

Want an amazing Astro icon boy experience, where you can fly around the city and visualize your master’s stolen assets? Well look no further than the world class GBA astro boy. The game features 10 levels of action packed adventure where you are challenged with defeating classic enemies.

The Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda has lived up to expectations because it is simply a fantastic game with immense power play. The sequel features two versions of the game which are quite remarkably amazing. You are tasked with the protection of the kingdom backed by Minish Cap by combatting tough opponents. 

Ninja Five O

Want to feature yourself in a game where you can be the ninja and at the same time be a cop as well? Arm your ninja cop with some power packed magical weapons designed to combat bad guys. It is a small game with hardly 6 stages and a bad-ass ninja with a great adventurous storyline to play. 

Sonic Advance

The blue hedgehog running around at an ultrasonic speed has always been fans favorite. And the experience is quite interactive and one of a kind as you can run around the map looking like a speedball and gathering electric charge overtime collecting rings and defeating dangerous foes.

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It is a nice drop in price that awaits us, with nearly 33% savings, enough to convince skeptics to be tempted by the subscription of Sony. Thus, the monthly fee drops to 9.99 euros instead of 14.99 euros , but we will also be able to pay 24.99 euros for three months, and finally 59.99 euros a year. These new rates are valid from 1 October 2019.

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iPhone 11 series is officially launched with three cameras

Designedly, the iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD screen. The real difference is on the back of the phone.

The huge camera module and the logo moved to the middle became the business card that it was recognized at a glance.

In addition, iPhone 11 also offers 6 new colors of red, black, green, purple, yellow and white, of which green and purple are the new color matching this update.

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max continue the dual-camera route, with screen sizes of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches, but upgraded to a Super Retina XDR (OLED) screen that saves 15% in power consumption, with a maximum display brightness of 1200 special.

According to Apple, the iPhone 11’s battery life will be one hour longer than the iPhone XR, making it the longest iPhone for Apple; the iPhone 11 Pro series is 4-5 hours longer than the iPhone XS series.

iOS 13 will be available on September 19: list of compatible iPhone

iOS 13 will be available on September 19: list of compatible iPhone

Apple has finally officialized the arrival on the market of its new devices. Tonight, we were able to discover the Apple Watch Series 5 or the new iPad.

But what has obviously unleashed the crowds was none other than the new iPhone 11, which supplants the iPhone Xr, plus the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. These will come out directly under iOS 13, which we already know the new features.

Here is the list of iPhone that will benefit from this new major update:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch (7th generation)
WhatsApp Video Calls with Google Assistant

Users Can Now Make WhatsApp Video Calls with Google Assistant

If you say “Okay Googe, Send Whatsapp message” or if you say “Okay Google, Make a WhatsApp call” it will make a call for you.

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Facebook Is Removing Likes Counter Feature

In an attempt to stem the never-ending race at Like, which we find endlessly behind every publication, Facebook has decided to take an example on Instagram by considering, too, to remove its counter from posts.

This is information that we owe to the engineer Jane Manchun Wong, and that could mark the end of the race to Like on Facebook. Note that just like on Instagram, which already tests the tool successfully in several countries including Canada and Brazil, the number of Like would still be accessible to the author of the post, even in case of general deployment of the functionality.

Asked by the site TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed his desire to test sustainably the removal of the counter of Like, but without giving further details on the subject. While the likes have long been the main engine of interactions on Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, the platform seems to have been detaching itself for some months – at least in part from its historical system, by curbing the pressure of counting Like and the ill-being that the latter can sometimes generate in the user.

For Instagram, the company had justified its choice by explaining the goal “that your friends focus on the photos and videos you share, not the number of likes they get.”

After months of waiting, its finally here – The Samsung Galaxy Fold is getting released!

After a long delay due to last moment discovery of embarrassing flaws, Samsung is now releasing its first fold-able phone. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally near and is just a few days away.

People began registering for the USD 2000 foldable smartphone recently in China. Samsung is to release the phone on September 6, 2019, which coincides with the opening day of the 2019 IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

What a day to launch the new phone!

When was the release date chosen?

Yonhap News Agency reports Samsung and other mobile operators are discussing the launch date to be September 6 in South Korea itself. Samsung will use the event to showcase the revised model at the 2019 IFA electronics fair in Berlin.

At the moment, it seems as Samsung is quite confident to bring the release period earlier than anticipated. Earlier reports indicated the phone’s launch to be later in September.

The initial shipment of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for South Korean consumers numbers between 20,000 to 30,000 units. Its price in South Korea will be 2.3 million equal per unit (equal to USD$ 1902). Samsung is expected to launch the folding smartphone in China & the United States in September 2019 but at later dates.

Any corrections made in the Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has revealed a few corrections it made to the Galaxy Fold, including:

  • tucking in the protective screen layer,
  • addition of further metal layers beneath the screen to reinforce it
  • reduction of space between the body & the hinge.

The corrections to the model were made after reviewers reported major issues with the review units of the Galaxy Fold, such as broken, bulging & flickering screens. The reviewers also peeled off the protective screen layer by mistake, assuming that it was a screen protector. But it later turned out to be a key component of the phone’s display.

This is what caused the phone’s launch to be delayed.

Brief overview of the price and features of the Galaxy Fold

The current handset of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at USD$ 2,000, an amount most consumers are not willing to pay. Currently, it is not available to a larger segment of the population.

Samsung is planning to use an affordable design to reduce its price with an internal storage of just 256 GB. That is half of what the current Galaxy Fold offers (i.e. 512 GB).

Further specifications of the phone are:

  • A 7.3-inch primary flexible AMOLED display.
  • An operating system of Android 9.0 with one UI.
  • Uses a CPU of Snapdragon 855.
  • 12 GB RAM.
  • External display (which is closed) is 4.6 inches with HD+ display.
  • Main display is of 7.3 inches (QXGA +).
  • Rear Camera of 12 megapixel wide-angle (f1.5 to f/2.4), 12-megapixel telephoto (f/2.4) and 16 megapixel ultra-wide (f/2.2).
  • Closed front camera of 12 megapixel (f/2.2).
  • Open front camera of 10-megapixel selfie (f/2.2), with 8-megapixel RGB depth (f/1.9).
  • Fingerprint sensing power button.

It is currently available in the colors: Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue.

Smartphones and other gadgets that are rivalling the Samsung Galaxy Fold

At the moment, Huawei’s Foldable smartphone Mate X was also scheduled to arrive in September. But, Huawei reported that it is unlikely to release any earlier than November. The only other competing gadget to the Samsung Galaxy fold is Apple’s foldable iPad.

Will Samsung capitalize on the smartphone market with the new & improved Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has fixed the problems in the hinge and in the screen with reinforcements & extra layers. It will hopefully survive thousands of folds it will endure without showing any signs of wear. It is confident that the Galaxy Fold will have a better life span as compared to the normal smartphone.

If the Galaxy Fold succeeds after the launch, then the phone will definitely be able to succeed and thrive in the market and win billions of hearts too.

Nokia Ranked No.1 Worldwide In Software and Security Updates

According to Counterpoint Research, Nokia is currently number one in security updates, currently, 96% of all Nokia phones are running Android Pie.

Data was collected by Counterpoint Research and their main focus was to maintain security and Android stability.

Nokia phones software updates

While, Samsung was able to rank second, as well as Xiaomi was on the third rank. Huawei was able to secure fourth place.

Now the question arises that which smartphone brand is taking less time in launching the Android Pie

YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

Until September 10, anyone who wants it will be able to experience a queue feature on YouTube.

Until today, YouTube did not offer a video queue. To watch several videos of his choice, he had to create a playlist. Or get carried away by the suggestions of the service with its “  to follow  ” feature. This era of System D should soon be over. YouTube has announced the test of a real queue with its users.

Everyone can benefit from the test until September 10th. You need to go to youtube.com/new, which lists the experimental features offered by the platform, and press the ” try  ” button  in the “  create a queue  ”. From now on, when hovering over the thumbnail of a video, a small list icon titled “  add to queue  ” appears in the corner, just below the ” watch ” icon.  later  .