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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in two additional colors

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 5:27 pm

Adding new colors to existing devices proved to be popular with the phone manufacturers this year. Huawei has added a red and blue option for their P9, HTC added red color to their HTC10, and Samsung first added Coral Blue followed by Black Pearl.

 

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Xiaomi has now added two new colors to their Redmi Note 4 device - blue and black. The device was originally available in gold, silver and gray. The new color variants are limited to the 3GB of RAM plus 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage models, but they cost the same as the gray, silver and gold ones.

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Tesla's latest Easter Egg sends your car to Mars

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 3:35 pm

It's no news that Elon Musk likes to add Easter Eggs in the Tesla's software - from Mario Kart animation in Autopilot to making your Model S submersible (although only on the control panel, for now).

 

The latest Easter Egg, reported by Jason Hughes, is probably the best one so far and I can only imagine Musk smiling when thinking of this on. We all know about Musk's plans to colonize Mars.

 

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Batman Arkham Knight devs hard at work on new project

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 2:21 am

Now that Rocksteady Studios is done with Batman's four-part Arkham series, and the most-recent Arkham VR, the developers are "hard at work" on a brand new game...but don't expect any details for quite some time.

 

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"We're very hard at work on our next project but we won't be releasing the details for a while," Rocksteady creative direction Sefton Hill said in a recent Reddit AMA. "When we do you guys will be first to hear as we want to get the community involved heavily in what we do next."

 

Hill also squashed any hope of a PlayStation 4 Pro enhancement patch for Batman: Arkham Knight, so we won't see the game rock enhanced features like 1080p 60FPS with extra graphical tweaks, or 4K 30FPS. "Unfortunately we are not planning a patch for PS4 at this time. I know that's not what you want to hear but better to be honest. We did release a patch for Arkham VR to support the Pro, which is a nice piece of tech. I'm looking forwards to playing it with my new 4K TV!" Hill said during the AmA session.

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Google and Amazon rentals are just $0.99 over Christmas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 12:40 am

Google and Amazon have just kicked off their massive holiday promotions, with $0.99 movie rentals over the holidays - right up until January 23, 2017. The thing is, you can only rent one movie per account, but still - a movie rental of something recent like Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, or even Star Trek: Beyond.

 

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You can rent movies for just $0.99 from Google Play, which includes recent blockbuster movies, as well as Amazon Video with the promo code "MOVIE11".

Carrie Fisher stabilises after suffering heart attack

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 12:19 am

Actress Carrie Fisher, known to the world as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise is said to be in a stable condition after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

 

 

According to Variety, the 60 year old actress was returning to the United States in time for Christmas after touring London promoting her recently released book 'The Princess Diarist', which details her on-set fling with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of the first 'Star Wars' film in 1976. Upon landing, she was rushed to UCLA hospital in a critical condition.

 

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Faraday Future's car beats Tesla's Model S P100D

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 11:23 pm

Faraday Future keeps teasing their upcoming electric car that they will unveil on January 3rd in Las Vegas. So far, we saw a couple of photos that give us an idea of what to expect.

 

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We learned that they aren't going for a conventional design and that Faraday Future decided to ditch the side view mirrors and instead install cameras.

 

However, the latest trailer posted on their YouTube page shows something much more interesting than the design. According to the footage, Faraday Future's first production vehicle is faster than Tesla's Model S P100D.

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Battlefield 1 is 40% off in Origin's Winter Holiday Sale

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 10:29 pm

EA has kicked off its massive Origin Holiday Winter Sale 2016, with massive savings on some of the biggest games released this year. We have:

 

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  • Battlefield 1 (40% off) $35.99
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition (40% off) $47.99
  • Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (75% off) $9.99
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition (60% off) $19.99
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition (67% off) $23.33
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition (50% off) $19.99
  • FIFA 17 (50% off) $29.99
  • Need for Speed (75% off) $9.99
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition (75% off) $12.49
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (50% off) $24.99
  • The Sims 4 (67% off) $14.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront (67% off) $9.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition (67% off) $13.33
  • Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass (33% off) $19.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition (25% off) $29.99
  • Titanfall 2 (50% off) $29.99
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition (50% off) $39.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (40% off) $29.99

PC generated 442% more revenue than consoles in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 8:21 pm

We now know just how well the PC gaming did this year, generating a massive $35.8 billion in 2016 - which according to SuperData's analysis of the interactive entertainment world, was "driven largely by free-to-play online titles and downloadable games".

 

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SuperData noted that games like League of Legends and even my favorite, Overwatch, "drive enthusiasm". They also noted that PC gamers recognized a "big improvement with the release of a new generation of graphics cards, offering a 40% increase in graphics power and a 20% reduction of power consumption" - thanks to AMD's release of the Radeon RX 400 series, and NVIDIA's popular GeForce GTX 10 series of graphics cards.

 

It we compare it to the relatively small console gaming market, where $6.6 billion was made - with SuperData noting the revenue generated through "add-on content, expansion packs, and micro-transactions", all dirty words to some gamers.

League of Legends generated $1.7 billion revenue in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 6:31 pm

League of Legends continues to grow at exponential rates, with SuperData's latest research pointing to the fact that Riot Games' immensely popular game generated a massive $1.7 billion in revenue... in 2016 alone.

 

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Riot Games generating $1.7 billion is a massive deal, considering DOTA 2 only made $260 million last year (just $0.26 billion, versus $1.7 billion - a big difference). SuperData's analysis points to World of Tanks making $400 million, CrossFire with $1.1 billion, and Dungeon Fighter Challenge - a game I hadn't heard of until I read this article - made $1.1 billion.

 

As for the revenue by region, Asia absolutely dominates with $12.5 billion in revenue from free-to-play PC games. The second largest market is Europe with $2.8 billion generated, the United States with $2.2 billion, Latin America with $900 million, and the rest of the world with only $200 million.

Google confirms two new flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 4:32 pm

Google will be unveiling not one, but two new flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017, according to The Verge - who heard it exclusively from product manager of Android Wear at Google, Jeff Chang.

 

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Chang said that the two new smartwatches will be the first flagship Android Wear 2.0 devices that will launch on the new platform. Strangely, the two new wearables won't have Google or Pixel branding, and will be branded by the manufacturers who make them. Chang said that Google is collaborating with the manufacturer, who wouldn't be named, but he did tease that the company has made Android Wear devices in the past.

 

After the initial launch of the new smartwatches, Google will push out Android Wear 2.0 to existing Android Wear devices, which will include:

 

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • ASUS ZenWatch 2
  • ASUS ZenWatch 3

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