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ZTE launches the Nubia M2 Play

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 7:37 pm

ZTE has announced another smartphone - the Nubia M2 Play.

 

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The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with an eight-core Cortex-A53 processor and an Adreno 505 GPU. The device comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB.

 

The Nubia M2 Play features a 5.5-inch 720p LCD and runs Nubia UI 5.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat.

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OnePlus 5 fully revealed ahead of the launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Less than 24 hours before the OnePlus 5 launch, Evan Blass has posted a photo revealing the front and the back of the upcoming device.

 

 

The photo confirms dual rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device.

 

The company posted a photo of the phone earlier, but this is the first time we have a clear image of the entire phone.

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OnePlus 5 pricing leaks ahead of the launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 3:23 pm

OnePlus will reveal its highly-anticipated flagship on June 20th, and the company has already revealed some info about the phone. We learned that they are working with DxO on the phone's camera and that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.

 

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The company also revealed a photo of the device, which shows the back of the OnePlus 5 and confirms the dual rear camera setup.

 

Now, just a day before the launch, the OnePlus 5 India pricing has leaked. According to the post, the 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM version of the phone will be priced at INR 32,999 ($512), while the 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM model will carry an INR 37,999 ($589) price tag.

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Capcom & Bandai Namco partner for online cross-IP gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Capcom and Bandai Namco partner to bring a new dimension to cross-IP gaming.

 

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Capcom today announced that it has entered in a "cross-licensing agreement with Bandai Namco related to online matching in properties such as the Street Fighter series." While the company didn't explicitly reveal the exact nature of this agreement, the partnership could one day open up new avenues to cross-gaming experiences such as cross-game online matchmaking between Capcom's Street Fighter V and Bandai Namco's Tekken 7, and lead the way to resurrecting the long-awaited Tekken x Street Fighter crossover fighting game.

 

The Japanese publisher affirms that the reason the agreement was made is to "improve the user experience while accelerating the production of titles and reducing development costs for both parties."

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LG launches G6+ with more storage and color options

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 1:25 pm

LG has launched a new version of its G6 flagship, the LG G6+. Although it was rumored that the device might be powered by Snapdragon 835, that's not the case. However, the phone does come with certain upgrades.

 

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The LG G6+ comes with 128GB of internal storage, while the original G6 offers only 64GB. However, the RAM size remains the same - 4GB.

 

The device also comes in a few new color options - Optical Marine Blue, Optical Terra Gold, and Optical Black.

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Over 40 Xbox One games will get Xbox One X enhancements

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 11:23 am

E3 2017 - Microsoft will have more than 40 games enhanced on Xbox One X when the console ships this November, and Xbox exec Phil Spencer discusses how much work goes into enhancing games on the new console.

 

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As we've said multiple times, not every game will run at native 4K 60FPS on the Xbox One X - in fact, most of them won't. This is something that Xbox division head Phil Spencer has also said and iterated upon since the $499 Xbox One X was announced at E3 2017. Developers have total free reign to use the Xbox One X's higher-end power as they see fit, which includes the 6TFLOPs Polaris-derived GPU alongside a 2.3GHz Jaguar "Evolved" CPU, 12GB GDDR5 RAM at 326GB/sec, and a slew of other optimizations like DirectX 12 built right into the GPU's command processor, support for FreeSync 2, and the ability to hit native 4K with HDR enhancements and adequate frame rates.

 

The Xbox One X's native gameplay boost is comparable to Sony's Boost Mode feature on the PlayStation 4 Pro, which improves the performance of games that don't yet have specific PS4 Pro patches.

 

Microsoft has promised that all existing and new Xbox One games will run better on the Xbox One X by default thanks to the system's hardware, but developers have to add in Xbox One X Enhancement Upgrades to their games for the titles to fully leverage the console's power and enable features like native 4K textures, dynamic resolution scaling, 4K checkerboarding with HDR, improved FPS, improved draw distances, etc. Xbox's Phil Spencer confirmed that over 40 games would have Xbox One X enhancements at Microsoft's E3 2017 showcase, and recently talked about how easy it is for developers to bring over 4K assets from their PC builds to run on the Xbox One X.

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Be our guest to the Beauty & the Beast Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 7:37 am

To celebrate this week's release of the live action blockbuster 'Beauty and the Beast' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have 10 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Disney Home Entertainment.

 

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Experience the tale as old as time. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Win 'Transformers: The Last Knight' movie tickets on us

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 6:30 am

To celebrate the release of 'Transformers: The Last Knight' in cinemas, we are giving you the chance to win one of five double cinema passes, thanks to our friends at Paramount Pictures.

 

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The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

 

Please note that the competition is only open to entrants from Australia. To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Qualcomm tech will power future smart speakers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 4:34 am

Qualcomm is turning into Skynet as the days pass, with the tech giant unveiling a new reference "smart audio" design that packs a microphone, speaker, and voice recognition technology that OEMs can use to build their own smart speakers.

 

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Better yet, Qualcomm's new reference design has support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, meaning that OEMs can provide support for the respective voice assistants, into many more audio products. On the audio side of things, Qualcomm will be using its DDFA audio amplifier technology and an audio development kit (ADK) that will let companies build Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and other audio-related products.

 

Qualcomm Senior VP Anthony Murray said that the company's aim is to have manufacturers making smart speakers and headphones "without significantly increasing integration time or cost". Linux and Android Things will be powering the new designs, including "far field" multi-microphone tech that will see the products waking up for audio queues like "OK Google", beamforming, and echo cancellation.

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Star Wars Battlefront II: the most viewed E3 game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 19, 2017 3:09 am

E3 2017 is done and dusted, and now we know just how many views each of the game trailers had during the week - with Star Wars Battlefront II at the top of the list. Here's the top ten most-viewed E3 2017 games:

 

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  1. Star Wars Battlefront II
  2. Assassin's Creed Origins
  3. FIFA 18
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. God of War
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Spider-Man
  8. Anthem
  9. Need for Speed Payback
  10. Dragon Ball Fighter Z

 

Star Wars Battlefront II had over 7.9 million views, while Super Mario Odyssey enjoyed a swift 5.5 million views. As for the break down of numbers, we have:

 

  1. Star Wars Battlefront II - 7.9 million views
  2. Super Mario Odyssey - 5.5 million views
  3. Spider-Man - 4.5 million views
  4. FIFA 18 - The Journey: Hunter Returns - 4 million views
  5. Need for Speed Payback - 3.4 million views
  6. Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Reveal - 3.3 million views
  7. Forza Motorsport 7 - 3.1 million views
  8. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - 3 million views
  9. South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 2.7 million views
  10. Assassin's Creed Origins - 2.6 million views

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