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Acer announces its new 34-inch curved ultrawide monitor with FreeSync

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 hours, 35 mins ago

There aren't many extravagant FreeSync monitors, but that's all about to change with the new Acer XR341CK, a 34-inch curved ultrawide monitor with support for AMD's FreeSync technology.

 

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The 34-inch curved ultrawide display features a native resolution of 3440x1440, 60Hz refresh rate backed up by AMD's FreeSync technology, an IPS panel, impressive viewing angles, 300 nits of brightness, and a response time of 4ms. Acer promises 100% sRGB for photographers and video producers, but it should be the gamers who are the most interested in this display.

 

Acer is also including height and tilt adjustment, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort, a USB 3.0 hub, and 7W speakers with DTS Sound which should have people without desktop speakers happy. Acer is hoping to have the XR341CK on US shelves in late July for $1099. We've reached out to Acer for a review sample, with one hitting our desks late next month, so expect a review from us shortly after.

Saygus V SQUARED smartphone has up to 464GB of on-board storage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 21 mins ago

While most companies are still offering flagship smartphones with only 16G or 32GB of on-board storage by default, it looks like that is all set to change with the new Saygus V SQUARED smartphone.

 

 

Saygus has taken to Indiegogo to fund its new venture, requiring $1 million to get the V SQUARED into consumers' hands, where it has met that funding goal. What makes the V SQUARED so special is that it has 64GB of on-board storage in its stock form, featuring not one but two microSD card slots that support 200GB each, bringing the total on-board storage on the V SQUARED to a huge 464GB.

 

The Saygus V SQUARED also features a 21-megapixel rear-facing 4K-capable camera, 13-megapixel selfie shooter up front, and is completely waterproof to boot. Saygus will release the V SQUARED smartphone later this year, with a price tag of $650.

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LG develops a new 6-sided battery for longer-lasting smartwatches

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 3 hours, 52 mins ago

With smartwatches becoming more common, LG has just unveiled its latest battery from its battery arm, LG Chem. The company has started shipping hexagonal-shaped batteries that promise 25% more capacity than circular batteries.

 

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These new batteries will provide an additional four hours average use, without having smartwatch owners having to go into low-power mode, or the smartwatch completely running out of juice. LG has said that it's working on more unusually-shaped batteries, something that will continue to add more battery life into the wearables.

Hangouts for iOS updated, includes redesign and increased performance

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 4 hours, 52 mins ago

Google has updated Hangouts for iOS, with a new-look user interface, increased performance and more. Google has even included a refreshed dialer, which is a nice touch.

 

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The new Hangouts for iOS app includes a new quick compose button that lets you get to new messages even quicker than before, as well as providing access to images from your iPhone gallery, camera or emoji library. This lets Hangouts for iOS users send all sorts of pictures to their friends through Hangouts.

 

Google has also baked in some performance improvements, the usual bug fixes, and more. The new Hangouts for iOS is available on the iTunes Store, and will be made available for Android in the very near future.

Nintendo: Wii U failed because of the controller, and launch timing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 hours, 48 mins ago

Nintendo hasn't had the best run with the Wii U, with Nintendo's legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto talking with Fortune recently, where he had some interesting things to say.

 

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There have only been 9.54 million units sold, making the Wii U the slowest-selling Nintendo console of all time. During his interview with Fortune, Miyamoto said: "I feel like people never really understood the concept behind Wii U and what we were trying to do. I think the assumption is we were trying to create a game machine and a tablet and really what we were trying to do was create a game system that gave you tablet-like functionality for controlling that system and give you two screens that would allow different people in the living room to play in different ways".

 

It was all bad timing with the tablet-like controller with the Wii U, where Miyamoto added: "Unfortunately, because tablets, at the time, were adding more and more functionality and becoming more and more prominent, this system and this approach didn't mesh well with the period in which we released it. I still feel it was a very novel approach - and a very interesting idea".

 

But what about the next generation NX console from Nintendo? Miyamoto teased that he is stepping back from its development, where he said: "Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions".

The Unreal Engine 4 powered 'Koola' demo is absolutely mind blowing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

If you thought the Unreal Engine 4 powered look at Mario looked great, just wait until you get your eyes on the new 'Koola' project by an Unreal Engine forum member. We've embedded the video goodness below.

 

 

Before this, Koola had worked on some hyper realistic, real-time architectural visualizations using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, but this new demo really blurs the lines of what is, and isn't real. Earlier in the year, Koola was the very first person into the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program. This program was setup by Epic Games to incentivize and reward innovative projects using Unreal Engine 4.

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Pressure is on for Apple Music, as music industry needs major help

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 49 mins ago

The public launch of Apple Music is just hours away, and it looks like Apple will once again carry the entire weight of the music industry. Years ago, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) received help from iTunes at a time when music listeners were fully embracing illegal file sharing - and it seems like it could be up to Apple once again.

 

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There is a new fight, one which the RIAA is struggling with, as more music listeners turn to online streaming services while listening to music. Millions of people use legal services such as Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, but don't pay.

 

After a free three-month trial period, users will be forced to pay $9.99 per month for Apple Music - or find a different service.

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7 out of 10 smartphone owners sleep with our phones really close to us

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

It seems mobile users in the United States absolutely love our smartphones, with 71 percent of smartphone owners reportedly sleeping with them - either under our pillows, next to us on a nightstand, or in their bed somewhere.

 

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When people wake up in the morning, more than one-third of survey respondents also thought of - and reached for - mobile devices first, according to a survey from the Bank of America. That number is higher than coffee (17 percent), toothbrush (13 percent), significant other (10 percent), remote control (6 percent), or robe (4 percent).

 

Not surprisingly, younger millennials are most likely to constantly check their mobile phones throughout the day.

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The Last Guardian was years in the making, and Sony feels the pressure

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 54 mins ago

Gamers have patiently waited for The Last Guardian for a long time, after the game was originally announced during E3 2009 for the PlayStation 3.

 

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However, it was a general relief to be able to show the game off during E3 2015 and promise a 2016 ship date to gamers.

 

"Last night was, but now the reality settles in. We have to deliver, we have extra pressure, and the team has too, but it's a good pressure. The team is super happy," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios at Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement to GamesIndustry.

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Report: Samsung to unleash more Tizen-powered smartphones on the world

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 10 hours, 44 mins ago

Samsung is reportedly working on several new smartphones running the Tizen operating system, with product launches expected before the end of 2015. Additional details about Samsung's plans remain scarce, as no public announcement has been made.

 

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The Tizen OS is a Samsung-created ecosystem, so the South Korean electronics company can power its own smartphones, smart TVs, smartwatches, and other connected technologies.

 

Samsung has used the Google Android OS successfully, becoming one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Don't expect as many Tizen-powered smartphones in the United States and Western Europe, though Samsung has found success selling the handsets in India - and has launched the Z1 in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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