Makers of gaming hardware, software and systems Razer Inc. recently released a teaser poster for their upcoming smartphone, which is their first. When news came in that the company is developing its first smartphone, there was little clarity on what would be their differentiating factor. However, ever since news of features of the first Razer smartphone features have come to light, we can safely say that they are targeting this smartphone to their primary customer—gamers.
The company seems to have stood firm with their motto ‘For Gamers, By Gamers’. So the new Razer smartphone, which will be released on 1 November 2017, is going to be exclusively designed for gaming purposes. Interestingly, the upcoming Razer gaming smartphone has been revised after continuous feedback from some top professional streamers. In this attempt, the company gave the world’s top streamers a chance to use the device, and recorded their reactions.
The streamers found its twist to turn-off the device interesting and called it the best feature that people would fall in love with. One of the streamers appreciated the possible smartphone saying it emits just right amount of light to your face, making the view both clear and comfortable to eyes. Its small size and portability adds convenience to the whole user experience.
How about the selfies?
Ladies, if you are a gamer who enjoys selfies, this one could be your best bet this season. If the leaked images are anything to go by, it is going to have a rear camera set up with a rectangular design. There also seems to be an LED flash on the top left corner of the phone, which will add to the selfie. This one should have a 12MP rear camera, and a 7MP front camera. Together, this should seal the deal for selfie lovers.
Expected to run on Android Nougat, the phone is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC. Additionally, the smartphone is likely to have 8GM RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
A teaser of the phone was first posted to Razer’s Twitter account by the company. It shows a man holding what seems like a smartphone. We anticipate that this small mysterious device has a lot new for serious gamers, to say the least.
Turning to smartphones
Razer is a leading producer of lifestyle gaming products. Its striking green logo, which is a triple-headed snake, is popular among gaming communities and reminiscent of possible the oldest mobile game everyone played on Nokia phones. Razer recently acquired Nextbit, which is a smartphone manufacturer.
It is likely that Nvidia is going to announce a faster version of the GeForce GTX 1070 as GeForce GTX 1070 Ti version by the end of October instead of waiting for the launch of the next-gen Volta cards.
The confirmation of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti on the new MSI Afterburner Beta has raised curiosity over the expected features of this new graphics card. The new Nvidia graphics card is expected to have 2,432 cuda cores, with a 1,607MHz base clock, which is the same as the GTX 1080 along with 1,683MHz boost clock that is similar to the GTX 1070.
The competition of this interim card is narrowed down to AMD’s recent Vega 56 and the grapevine is abuzz with that speculation.
The specifications of GTX 1070 Ti include highlights like:
2432 CUDA cores8GB GDDR5 memory
1683MHz boost clock
8Gb/s memory throughput
The GTX 1080 has 2560 CUDA cores, and Nvidia fans are aware of the fact that this brings the core count of the 1070 Ti close to the predecessor.
The base clock speed of 1607MHz is the same as the 1080, while the boost speed is the same as the 1070. The new card is also expected to have GDDR5 memory rather than GDDR5X, similar to the GTX 1080, and shall most probably have a bandwidth of 8Gb/s, which is about 3Gb/s slower than the 1080.
According to WCCFTech, the estimated cost of the GTX 1070 Ti is $429, which falls somewhere between the prices of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. The official announcement of the card is scheduled for October 26, while November 2 is the date given for its availability on-the-shelf.
Recent reports suggest that a meatier Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti could be released soon enough. Speculation was rife that the beefed up version of the graphics card would come as competition to AMD’s Vega 56. However, it seems that the launch would be sooner than we thought.
News of the impending launch has come to the fore since Gigabyte posted a teaser on its Facebook page to suggest a new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics. “Ti will get you too…eventually” said the teaser on Gigabyte’s Facebook page with the hashtag #comingsoon. The image showcased Stephen King’s 1986-novel It. However, the teaser was removed soon after, probably at because Nvidia was not comfortable sharing these exciting details just yet.
In fact, the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is now listed on MSI Afterburner 4.4.0 Beta 19. This GPU changing mechanism refers to a certain text in its changelog, which says “added core voltage control for reference design Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti series graphics cards”. Availability of the rumored graphics card on such a popular overclocking tool have set the rumour mill running faster .
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti launch date
According to unnamed sources at Nordic Hardware, Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is likely to launch on October 26. The company states that many partner manufacturers are currently in the process of testing and refining their graphics card models to ensure their models are available on the day of launch.
Rumors have been rife about the possibility of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti since a picture was seen on a Chinese website. We can expect much more information in the coming days as the expected launch date of the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti comes close.
It is expected that the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti price is expected to stand at $429. It is likely to be available on the shelves by November 2.
Gaming geeks familiar with Skylanders will find comfort with the “toys to life” format for Lego Dimensions. The real-world Lego models can now be placed on a pedestal and instantly appear as interactive characters in the form of vehicles. Developer TT Games chooses to stress on puzzle solving and light combat in a world built from Lego plastic bricks.
In fact, this time the game places importance on merging existing licensed worlds with characters from The Simpsons, Batman and The Wizard of Oz. However, the point at which Dimensions scores a six is when it plays to Lego’s strengths. Lego sets can also be rebuilt to showcase alterations and progress in the game. More sets can also add classy new models and interactive gaming content. While these sound like a piece of cake, do remember that Lego keeps getting newer models, which can leave you with an unquenchable thirst for more.
What’s hot with The Anki Overdrive?
After a superb debut game last year, gear up to get hands on the Anki Overdrive that swishes from the maiden concept to a new snap-together track, latest characters and game modes wherein real-life vehicles automatically move themselves around the given slot-less track.
Players can use the application to reach the perfect racing line, while controlling speeds and triggering virtual laser fires or drop mines. The gaming features enable cars to see personalization and upgradation while also allowing gamers to try a variety of gaming modes such Hill of the Hill, Battle and Time Trial. The basic game starter kit is priced at £149.99 for eight tracks and a couple of cars. More cars can be added to the race at £49.99
Warm up to FIFA 2016
Taking off from the Pro Evolution Soccer’s warm-up we saw last week, FIFA 16 is finally here and we are sure this version is the toughest one on the block till date. We spotted incremental improvements and interfacial changes such as the addition of superficial endures and the warm up to the match reminds us of Sky Sports.
There is also extra player physicality. This allows defenders more options. In fact, even cerebral passing is encouraged. The next big improvement is the presence of draft mode for the Ultimate Team. Instead of spending a lot of time making a squad, you can start off with a drafted list.… Read the rest
China is an important market for most international companies now and Apple is no exception. To increase its dominance in the country and to assure investors of their plans, Apple has introduced iTunes Movies, Apple Music as well as iBooks in the mainland.
While launching these products in China, Apple senior vice-president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said that their customers in China are important for the company as they have provided the largest market for Apple apps.
Non-stop fun at a pocket-friendly prices
Users in China can now enjoy Apple Music at a price of 10 yuan or $1.57 per month. iTunes movies will be available with two different plans. People looking for HD rentals can get it at a starting price of 5 yuan or $ 0.79 and those searching for HD purchases can have it at 18 yuan or $2.83.
iBooks, which forms a major interest for Apple users there, can be availed just by shelling 0.5 yuan or 8 cents. This is not all. To attract more users to their products, iTunes China offers the 2014 blockbuster movie The Taking of Tiger Mountain free of cost. This is for limited period of time. Apart from the freebie, iTunes will also offer innumerable Hollywood movies as well as a huge collection from the Chinese studios.
Apple Music will also come with some great attractions. It will feature popular regional artists like G.E.M, JJ Lin, Li Ronghao and Eason Chan. At the same time, there will be no dearth of music from international artists.
With all these plans, Apple seems to be gearing up for tough competition in China. By introducing these popular services, the company should be expecting greater foothold in the country as well as positive growth in its shares.
While speaking about the latest offerings from Apple, user Madhurima Sengupta said, “The second largest economy of the world is going through hard times these days, yet introduction of new products may be helpful in stabilizing the condition to some extent.”
Neerja Dikshit, who has to travel far and wide for her job was thrilled to know about the launch. Being an Apple user, she said, “Now I can get non-stop entertainment from Apple Music even when I visit China.”… Read the rest
Apple’s big event, where they launch new products on an yearly basis, will be held on September 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This event is expected to showcase the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Also on the cards are the new generation Apple TV, Apple iPad Pro and Apple iPad Mini 4.
What’s Up With The iPad Pro?
In the news since 2014, the iPad Pro should be making its debut at the Apple event on 9 September. It is a 12-inch tablet that will run on the OS X. Latest reports even suggest it will come equipped with Force Touch that began with the Apple Watch. A probable split-screen feature could make way with this new tablet. The iPad Pro is expected to be available for shipping from November against October pre orders.
Looking Into The iPad Mini 4
As for the iPad Mini 4 we have heard that it will enjoy a huge hardware leap from what we saw on the iPad Mini 2. Physically, it will be sleeker than the iPad Mini 3 and will come built in with an A-series chip. We also expect a couple of camera sensors and to support split-screen.… Read the rest
Two latest leaks of the new Moto 360 smartwatch suggest a sleek new design. One is a Moto 360 leak on Reddit, while the other has been posted on Google Plus. Although these images are not up close, they do look like the next generation Moto watch. We have, in fact, spotted how the casing will look like in the images.
Up Close With The Moto 360
In the Reddit Moto 360 leak, the smartwatch seems to flaunt a circular design interface with a leather wristband complete with a gold dial. The Reddit user who posted this pic wrote, “This photo was taken right behind the Merchandise Mart in Chicago today. She was walking down the street when I noticed the lugs and grabbed a pic.”
The other leaked image has been uploaded via Google+ and also reveals that the Moto 360 will come in a circular design. The upcoming Moto 360 comes with a power button that has been placed at the 2 o’clock position. Earlier, we had seen this button at the 3 o’clock position. Notably, both leaks come from users in Chicago city.
The Reddit image also reveals that the next-gen Moto 360 could come with a microphone towards the left. This points to the probability of users being able to answer voice-calls without a connected device. The watch will feature bezels thicker than what we saw on the first generation Moto 360.… Read the rest
The Apple event slated to happen in September is highly awaited. Apart from newer iPhone models, the company is also expected to launch a brand new Apple TV. According to 9to5Mac, the new Apple TV would have a wider yet slimmer design. It is supposed to be an all-plastic body for better compatibility with most wireless devices and routers. The website also reported that Apple TV would come with a brand-new remote control that would be bigger and have more tactile keys. It is also believed to have touch-based input and sensor support.
According to The Verge, the new Apple TV could have a dedicated App Store. They also suggest it could come with Proactive so that users can search for shows, movies, or games across a range of apps and services. On the other hand, 9to5Mac says Apple may wait until the hardware hosts more third-party apps before rolling it out.
We expect this new device to support Siri. There is also likely to be a slimmer chassis and supported by an Apple A8 system. In all likelihood, the TV could work with a finger touch and offer enhanced on-board storage.
There are also reports of a dedicated SDK with the device enabling developers to provide apps for Apple TV as they do for the iPad and iPhone.
Despite being in existence for many years, Apple TV lags behind in terms of enjoying widespread adoption as with other Apple products. Lets hope the new Apple TV brings some changes worth considering.… Read the rest
For those who are fascinated by photography, Bevel will be a leap further. This is a simple device which lets you take 3D images conveniently. Bevel can be attached , which comes with a 3D camera, to the 3.5 mm audio jack of his smartphone running on iOS or Android. And wella! A 3D photograph is on its way.
Once you have plugged in the device, take a photograph using the companion app. The laser sight in the device allows it to measure the space between the object or person being scanned and the camera to make a full depth map. And what you get does not just look like a 3D image but comes with definite depth information, which is a necessity for augmented reality applications and 3D modeling.
These photographs can be shared like normal pictures on social networking sites and other channels. This device can be charged using a Micro-usb port.
The Bevel would cost around $ 49 and will come with a calibration card, a charging cable and membership with Cashew. This is basically a crowdfunded project and has already reached $100,000 of funds against the set target of $200,000 with 25 more days to go. There is no doubt that it will reach its goal but the question is, will it be as useful in the future as it seems to be?
The fact that it is a cool concept available at a nominal price is a positive sign for its chance at sustainability.
Sony Xperia Z5, touted to be a competitor to the iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge + is expected to release sometime in September. With the release date coming closer, there are many rumors regarding the anticipated features of the smartphone. According to Leaksfly, the new handset will have a broader display with a 5.5-inch screen along with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Sony Xperia Z5 Reported Features
Although there is still no confirmation from the company, Leaksfly has reported that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC processor, which would means faster performance. The much-hyped smartphone from Sony is also likely to feature a Qualcomm chipset. To make it a worthy buy, the phone is reported to feature a 3GB RAM as well as 32 GB native storage.
Owing to the increasing selfie addiction of smartphone users, Xperia Z5 is reported to feature an 8-MP front camera along with 20.7 MP rear camera. Fingerprint scanner is also another noteworthy feature mentioned in the leaks. Yet, the price of the phone is still under cover, which means Sony is all set to give a tough competition to the other smartphone manufacturers.
Apart from the Sony Xperia Z5, the company is also reportedly preparing two premium handsets, viz. the Sony Xperia S60 as well as Sony Xperia S70. Both models are reported to feature 32GB internal memory and might be unveiled during the IFA show in September.