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Huawei Honor 9 specs leak ahead of the launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 11:34 pm

Huawei is all set to announce the Honor 9 on July 12th, and a promotional poster has already confirmed the rumors that the device would come with a dual rear camera setup.




Now, a new promo has leaked on the Chinese social media site Weibo, which reveals the missing parts of the puzzle.


As mentioned, the main attraction is the dual camera, 12MP + 20MP, similar to both recently announced nova 2 and P10. The front shooter will reportedly be 8MP.

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Nintendo needs a live streaming service for Switch games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 10:27 pm

Nintendo needs to set up its own Twitch-like live-streaming service for its new Switch console-handheld hybrid.




Millions and millions of gamers watch others play games online on live-streaming services like Twitch.TV and YouTube Gaming. Games-makers are finding innovative new ways to monetize live streaming, such as Microsoft with its new Mixer service, which rewards viewers for watching ads and allows spectators to pay money to subscribe to streamers' channels. With a competent plan, games-makers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo can create a lucrative cycle of engagement and monetization that not only promotes brands and products, but ensures long-term tails for software sales and community play.


Nintendo's new Switch handheld console is a walking engagement machine in its own right; owners can play games at any time, with anyone, making it a portable interactive promotional advertisement. But Nintendo needs to tap the live-streaming market with their own framework similar to Microsoft's new Mixer service to help facilitate its recent push towards eSports gaming. Nintendo is releasing two major competitive games onto the Switch this Summer, ARMS and Splatoon 2, both of which have strong potential for eSports, and it'd be a huge missed opportunity if these titles were hosted on a third-party live-streaming service.

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ASUS to launch ZenFone 4 series in July

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 9:24 pm

Although it was expected that ASUS would launch three new ZenFone series smartphones at Computex, that didn't happen. Instead, the company launched new ZenPad tablets, among other products.




According to a source, the company had to postpone the launch because of "design overhaul and efficiency upgrades." The same source claims that the company is almost ready for the big launch which should happen at the end of July.


It is expected that the company will unveil three new devices - the ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4S.

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Galaxy Note8 to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836?

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 8:26 pm

Samsung is supposed to launch the Galaxy Note8 in September, and there are many rumors about the device already floating around.


While it was expected that the Note8 would be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, the same processor that powers the Galaxy S8 and S8+, a new report claims otherwise.




According to the leak, the Galaxy Note8 could be powered by Qualcomm's yet to be announced SoC, the Snapdragon 836. This is the first time we are hearing about the Snapdragon 836, but it isn't impossible that Qualcomm will announce it.

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Dragonball Z is getting a Tekken Tag style fighting game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 7:19 pm

Dragon Ball Fighters is a new 2.5D fighting game coming early 2018 from Arc System Works, Bandai Namco today announced.




Long ago I remember buying an original PlayStation with a converter chip so I could play imported Japanese Dragonball Z games. Back then Dragonball GT blew my mind, and ever since I've always loved traditional 2.5D fighting games. After a slew of 3D style games, Bandai Namco is keen on taking Dragonball Z back to 2.5D and possibly blending in mechanics of one of my other favorite fighters: Tekken Tag Tournament.


Dragon Ball Fighters allows players to form up three-fighter teams and battle players in 3v3 matches. However, it's unclear if players can actually tag fighters in and out of battle, and it may simply be a Team Battle style mode from Tekken games. Bandai Namco confirmed the game will feature the series' famous "ultra high speed battles and flashy moves," adding in a nice splash of immersion. We'll probably also see offline and online play with a season pass that expands the roster.

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OPPO unveils R11 Plus: Dual camera and 4,000 mAh battery

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 6:33 pm

A couple of days after OPPO revealed the R11, the company has launched its big brother - the OPPO R11 Plus.


The R11 Plus comes with a 6-inch AMOLED display, while the OPPO R11 has a smaller, 5.5-inch one.




The device is powered by the same processor as the R11, the Snapdragon 660, but it comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

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Project Cars 2 release date announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 5:20 pm

Project Cars 2 will release September 22, 2017 on all platforms, Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco today confirmed.



Popular realistic racing franchise Project Cars is back and better than ever, and Bandai Namco is ready to showcase the game at E3 2017. Project Cars 2 features over 180 cars, a massive track roster, and a bevy of new modes. Slightly Mad Studios has listened to fan feedback by adding in a multi-class racing mode that allows gamers to "compete in any car and track in a field of multiple car classes which replicates the world's most famous endurance racing championships, past and present." Players can also enjoy Project Cars 2's modes and features while playing offline.


Slightly Mad boasts that Project Cars 2 is the "most immersive and technically-advanced racing simulation on the planet," featuring new optimizations across the board including high-end visuals and a re-vamped physics and a new grip and slip handling system to give users even more control.

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Samsung Galaxy C10 specs and pricing leak

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 4:05 pm

It has been rumored that the Galaxy C10 might be Samsung's first smartphone with a dual camera setup. The upcoming Galaxy Note8 should also have a dual camera, but apparently, the Galaxy C10 will be launched before the Note device.




While we still don't know when exactly the company plans to launch either device, the latest report reveals the specs and the price of the upcoming C10.


According to a report by Asia Business Daily, the Galaxy C10 should be powered by a Snapdragon 660 and come with 6GB of RAM. There's also a possibility that some markets might receive the same device powered by Samsung's Exynos 7872 with six CPU cores.

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Project Scorpio may be called Xbox One 10S

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 2:15 pm

Hidden messages in pre-E3 "Feel True Power" Project Scorpio teaser clips may reveal the console's actual name and release date.




Microsoft has put up a number of short 15-second teaser clips for Project Scorpio to drive up excitement for the 4K-ready box. But eagle-eyed viewers noticed some interesting hidden messages on some of the clips that may or may not have significant meanings. One such message may have not only revealed the console's name, but also it's release date.


"X10S101-317" reads the most prominent hidden message shown in the Feel True Power - Goosebumps clip. The consensus is that X10S refers to Project Scorpio's retail name, or Xbox One 10S (maybe even Xbox 10S). This naming scheme coincides with Microsoft's recent Windows 10S operating system which powers its new Surface Laptop and other Windows 10-powered Chromebook competitors, and gates off non-Windows Store apps and programs for improved stability and efficiency. The other clue may indicate Xbox 10 S's release date.


"101-317" may translate to the date of 10/13/17, or October 13, 2017. This could be when Project Scorpio launches, despite Microsoft's assurances the system would release Holiday 2017. October would be a Fall release, not Holiday, but it's possible the company might've accelerated the release date.

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Intel CPU with AMD GPU spotted, GPU licensing confirmed?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 9, 2017 12:37 pm

It was rumored quite a while ago now, but it's back: the news of a future Intel processor with AMD graphics has been spotted.




The chip was on Sisoft as "Intel(R) HD Graphics Gen9; 694C:C0 (1720SP 47C 1GHz, 528kB L2, 10.4GB 800MHz)" but if you'll note the hardware ID "644C:C0" which is reportedly the hardware ID code for AMD. There is absolutely nothing known about this processor that is concrete, so treat this as a hot rumor - but the CPU is a 2T processor, presumably 2C/2T APU with AMD Radeon graphics. The rumors of the Intel/AMD GPU licensing deal could be true if this CPU is the real deal.