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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - everything you need to know

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 7:57 pm

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 at today's event in San Francisco. In the weeks that led to this announcement, there were a lot of rumors about what Apple might and might not include in the new iPhone model and it turns out - most of them were true.

 

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The biggest question was weather or not the new iPhone will have a headphone jack. The answer is a big - no. No, it won't.

 

Apple decided to get rid of it and offer ear buds that connect through lightning. But...here is the catch, Apple also includes an adapter if you wanna use your old headphones.

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Sony's high-end PS4 Pro costs $399, launches November 10

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 7:55 pm

Sony's new high-end PS4 Pro console will launch November 10 and be priced at just $399, Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House revealed.

 

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The new PS4 Pro, which is aimed at "hardcore gamers," will feature a number of component upgrades including a GPU that's twice as powerful as normal PS4s to provide 4K support and higher frame rates at 1080, a CPU with a boosted clock rate, and heightened memory bandwidth. Basically all of our past leaks are coming true, but Sony didn't mention anything about true 1080p 60FPS for HDTV owners. The PS4 Pro will also support 4K resolution upscaling rendered in "streamlined techniques instead of brute force," as well as HDR colors.

 

For $399, the PS4 Pro (aka PS4 Neo) provides a pretty hefty value for what it offers, and I honestly didn't expect the system to cost as much as regular PS4s at launch. Sony didn't provide hard specifications of the console, but we expect to see those coming soon. As for the launch timing, Sony absolutely needs to answer Microsoft's Xbox One S, which does both 4K video playback and 4K game uspcaling.

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Sony's new PS4 Pro rocks double GPU power, 4K and HDR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 7:35 pm

Sony's PlayStation 4 Neo is officially called the PS4 Pro, a high-end 4K-ready console that targets the "hardcore gamer" with double GPU power, HDR support, and a boosted CPU.

 

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The PlayStation Pro will feature a 1TB hard drive, upscaled 4K resolution support, High Dynamic Range (HDR), higher memory bandwidth, an internal GPU that's double the power of the original PS4 and an overclocked CPU with a "boosted clock rate." According to PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny, the PS4 Pro supports "streamlined rendering techniques" instead of brute force 4K rendering to deliver smooth 4K upscaling.

 

Sony's new upgraded PS4 Pro will not replace current PS4 models, and will not have exclusive games; it will play all existing PlayStation 4 games, and older first-party games like Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 and Sucker Punch's Second Son will be upscaled to 4K resolution with HDR support. "The same discs and downloads will run on both the standard model, and the PS4 Pro," said SIE President Andrew House.

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Android Pay adds Chase, more UK banks on the way

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 7:01 pm

Android Pay gets better today with the addition of support for major US bank Chase. As of now, you can add your Chase Visas (Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, United Mileage Explorer, Hyatt Credit Card, etc) to Pay and use them to make quick payments in online and retail stores with your phone.

 

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Note that if you have a Chase card grandfathered in from Google Wallet, you'll have to re-add it to get going.

 

UK customers will soon get some love, too, as Santander and TSB customers are to be added to the list of supported banks in the region, among others. No exact dates are set, but Google says they will announce each of them on the @Android Twitter account.

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Apple announces the iPhone 7: The headphone jack is gone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:34 pm

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 at today's event in San Francisco. In the weeks that led to this announcement, there were a lot of rumors about what Apple might and might not include in the new iPhone model and it turns out - most of them were true.

 

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The biggest question was weather or not the new iPhone will have a headphone jack. The answer is a big - no. No, it won't.

 

Apple decided to get rid of it and offer ear buds that connect through lightning. But...here is the catch, Apple also includes an adapter if you wanna use your old headphones.

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Watch Sony's PS4 Neo reveal right here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:17 pm

Sony will reveal the new higher-end 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Neo and the new cheaper, thinner PlayStation 4 Slim in just an hour, but don't worry: we have you covered with livestreams.

 

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There's three ways to watch Sony's PlayStation Meeting event: you can tune in directly on the PS Livecast feed, on the PlayStation Twitch channel, and the PlayStation Blog livestream.

 

Check out our PSM 2016 predictions here, and be sure to look at our giant list of everything we know about Sony's PlayStation 4 Neo console below:

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Apple announces Apple Watch Series 2

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:58 pm

At today's event in San Francisco, Apple announced their new products.

 

As expected, Tim Cook unveiled the new Apple Watch which has new watch faces and should run smoother. Apple Watch now has an SOS feature that will send a message in case of emergency.

 

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Also, Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch so you can now play using only your Apple Watch. Apple Watch will be shipping before the end of this year.

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Mario jumps to Apple iOS with exclusive platformer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:36 pm

UPDATE: Super Mario Run will only be timed exclusive on Apple's App Store, and will eventually come to Android platforms at an unspecific time.

 

Nintendo has announced that its first-ever real smartphone game will be exclusive to Apple's iOS platform.

 

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In a surprise move, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage at Apple's iPhone 7 event to reveal Super Mario Run, a light Mario Bros. platformer built around collecting coins, for iOS devices. Interestingly enough you can actually play Super Mario Run one-handed, and the game looks pretty spiffy from what we've seen so far. Sadly, Super Mario Run will feature in-app purchases, so that means microtransactions.

 

Super Mario Run offers three different game modes:

 

  1. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete.
  2. In the second mode, you challenge the play data of other people's completed courses. You compete to see who can finish the course with the most style!
  3. In the third mode, you can create your own Muschroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.

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Halo 5: Forge launches on Windows Store

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 4:37 pm

At long last, Halo has returned to PC. Today Halo 5: Forge launches on the Windows Store, allowing map and mode creators to get to work, while everyone can enjoy some sweet, sweet multiplayer content, regardless of platform.

 

Forge on PC boasts 16 player matches, a cross-platform content browser, official and fan-created maps and modes, 4K support, and more. If you're a console gamer only, the release of Forge on PC means you'll be able to enjoy the creations of PC gamers.

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Digital art download for Leauge of Legends avaliable now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:35 pm

Riot Games are celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing a League of Legends digital art book. Art enthusiasts will be able to purchase a hard copy valued at $75 or $150 for the Collector's Edition from the website, but the digital version is absolutely free to download.

 

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The new release of the digital download is designed to save money, whilst giving customer's the satisfaction of enjoying a digital copy, which can be read on tablet, smartphone and laptop devices. The Art of League of Legends is structured and designed just like a normal picture art book, with the only difference being instead of thumbing pages, everything is at the convenience through the click of a mouse.

 

The game art in general, especially the pencil art sketching, is outstanding with great tones, colors and shading. Even those who haven't played the Leauge of Legends can appeal to the art images detailed in the digital copy. The download shows progression and effects used in order to create characters and scenery, etc.

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