IT&Software


Sony Unveils New 'Spider-man' VR Game at E3
- June 15, 2017

Sony introduced the PlayStation 4 in November 2013 as its iteration for the next generation console but past year it introduced two new versions of the console, namely the PS4 Slim which is a refreshed version and the PS4 Pro which is significantly more powerful. (more...)
IPhone 8 leak spotted, final design revealed with key features IPhone 8 leak spotted, final design revealed with key features
- June 14, 2017

This time is shown in the photo front and back panel of the future flagship. Kamikasky claims to have gotten hold of the images from a friend in industry, who procured the same from Chinese manufacturers last week. The camera ring on the back shows two sensors, with flash sitting between the two. The iPhone 8 rear panel is made out of a "composite glass material" to enable wireless charging, according to a Foxconn insider . (more...)
Shadow of the Colossus is being fully remastered for PS4
- June 13, 2017

Speaking of the game, recently, The Last Guardian game director Fumito Ueda revealed that he is interested in bringing the Shadow Of Colossus to VR but according to him, he has some doubts about the technology. So it could go either way. If I were to release Shadow Of The Colossus for PSVR, I would feel a responsibility to create something that goes beyond the expectations of the fan base. (more...)
'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' Gets Official Release Date
- June 13, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategical combat game with humor-driven exploration mixed in between battles for variety. Miyamoto said he wanted "a Mario game that had never been made before", and he claims Kingdom Battle has a "great layer of tactics and strategy to it and will be very fresh". (more...)
Apple To Disallow Custom Prompts For App Ratings
- June 12, 2017

Apple billed iOS 8 as the "biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the App Store " when it launched in September 2014. At WWDC 2017, Apple demoed a 3D video on a table with an iPad, which showed a battle with flying ships and explosive action sequences. (more...)
Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11
- June 10, 2017

But not all users are equally courageous when it comes to using the iPhone for the first time, and tech-inexperienced parents certainly fall into that category. "Your app can read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it", Apple said on its updated iOS 11 page . (more...)
IMac Pro first look: the most powerful Mac computer ever made IMac Pro first look: the most powerful Mac computer ever made
- June 09, 2017

This was equipped with a quad-core 3.4 gigaHertz intel "Kaby Lake" 7th-gen Core i5 7500 processor , 8GB of 2.4GHz DDR-4 system memory , and a 1 terabyte hybrid solid-state/electromagnetic hard drive. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes with the A10X Fusion chip, and the display features ProMotion technology, which offers refresh rates of up to 120Hz. (more...)
Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
- June 09, 2017

Tonight's pitching matchup has Dallas Keuchel (9-0, 1.67 ERA) on the mound for Houston to face Jason Vargas (7-3, 2.08) of the Royals . Rookie reliever Dayan Diaz , called up earlier Wednesday to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen, made his first Major League Baseball start and lasted just 2 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on four hits to take the loss. (more...)
'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature coming to iPhone iOS 11
- June 08, 2017

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Apple unveils $349 HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home
- June 08, 2017

Echoing speculation in the weeks running up to its announcement - and in line with the designs chosen by rivals Amazon and Google - Apple has opted for a cylindrical design for the HomePod. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations. Dubbed High Sierra, Apple's senior vice president of software, Craig Federighi, joked that when he raised the point that the name "might be miscontrued" the team assured him it was ... (more...)
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
- June 08, 2017

Apple says its looking to "reinvent" the way we listen to music in the home . Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products. (more...)
Apple's WWDC 2017 starts June 5 at 1PM ET/10AM PT
- June 03, 2017

Citing people who are supposedly familiar with Apple's plans, Bloomberg says Apple might debut its Amazon Echo rival its annual developer conference (WWDC) in June. Why this matters: Apple is banking on a smart speaker with superior sound quality and deeper ties to the Apple ecosystem. If Apple brings in the smart speaker, it is speculated to serve a tough competition to the already established products like Amazon Echo in home assistants market. (more...)
Microsoft Apologises for Accidental Release of Internal Windows 10 Builds Microsoft Apologises for Accidental Release of Internal Windows 10 Builds
- June 03, 2017

However, the company ended up accidentally releasing build 16212 to phones and 32-bit PCs instead. However, within 30 minutes another tweet from Sarkar advised Windows Insiders to not install any updates that were now being offered unless Microsoft told us about them along with a blog post describing the build. (more...)
Neill Blomkamp unveils Oats Studio sci-fi shorts teaser 'Volume 1' Neill Blomkamp unveils Oats Studio sci-fi shorts teaser 'Volume 1'
- June 03, 2017

Neill Blomkamp has teamed up with the new short film company Oats Studios to release a series of experimental shorts, the first trailer for which looks as insane and epic as anything you'd expect from the " District 9 " and " Elysium " director. (more...)
Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week
- June 01, 2017

Drivers can opt in for the service if they are over 21 years old, and each person who signs up to share his or her auto with others will not make more than 54 cents per mile. That could be useful to Google for a variety of purposes, including targeted advertising and planning potential future transport services, including any involving the self-driving cars one of its spinoffs, Waymo, is now testing. (more...)
Intel claims 30% performance boost for 8th generation processors
- May 31, 2017

The Core i7 X-Series range from a $339, 4-core/8-thread model to a $599 10-core/20-thread chip. Generally, the company's "extreme" processors are based on the previous generation's architecture, but this new line bucks the trend somewhat by offering two Kaby Lake-based chips in addition to processors based on the preceding Skylake architecture. (more...)
Uber fires engineer at center of trade secret suit Uber fires engineer at center of trade secret suit
- May 31, 2017

Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle company, is suing Uber for allegedly using technology stolen by Levandowski while he was still at Google. Uber in a letter to Levandowski filed in court on Tuesday said it was firing him for cause, since he had not complied with a court order to hand over documents. (more...)
Super Nintendo World trademark registered by Nintendo Super Nintendo World trademark registered by Nintendo
- May 31, 2017

As we see in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on May 24 Super Nintendo World has been registered, while on May 27 it was accepted. Also included in the filing is the specific mentioning of "management or arrangement of kart racing ". This could mean any number of things. So, real life Mario Kart for guests and maybe an Excitebike show? And "other events with vehicles" could leave the door open for roller coasters or perhaps an F-Zero racing attraction. (more...)
Overwatch Releases New Lore Detailing the Horizon Lunar Community
- May 31, 2017

A recent blog post indicated new details on the Horizon Lunar Colony map, which essentially means our heroes will be going to the Moon next. In a series of emails between scientists at the Horizon Lunar Colony, we get a few hints about who Overwatch's next hero - or villain - might be. (more...)
Square Enix and I Am Setsuna developer team up for Lost Sphear Square Enix and I Am Setsuna developer team up for Lost Sphear
- May 31, 2017

According to Square Enix , Lost Sphear will feature an "enhanced gameplay system" that features a reworked ATB system alongside seamless environments and an increased number of locations to explore. If you wanted to play another game in the vein of classic Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger , your chance might be coming soon. Gathering a team, Kanata sets out to restore his town and stop the ominous power from engulfing the rest of the world by awakening the "power of Memory" to restore ... (more...)