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  • Iron Man-red HTC M8 and Kyocera Brigadier headed to Verizon

    Evan Nelson Blass, known to us as Evleaks has two new phones for us to look at: an Iron-Man red HTC M8 and an incredibly rugged-looking Kyocera Brigadier, both coming to the US telecom Verizon. Kyocera Brigadier, 2014 pic.twitter.com/Li5hnUumUh— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Tough crowd... pic.twitter.com/V9b58OH83W— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Little is known of the Kyocera Brigadier, except that Kyocera is a fan of releasing chunky, rugged, water and drop-proof Android phones so we can expect that from the Brigadier. Will Kyocera's new phone be like the title it's named after (a brigadier is one of the highest ranks...

  • PlayStation Plus games for May: Puppeteer, Payday 2, Everybody’s Golf

    Trigger-fingered PlayStation owners in the EU will soon have even more titles to choose from. Sony's PlayStation Blog has finally announced its May games roster for PS Plus members in the EU. Sony has not specified the roster for additional regions, yet. Among those included are Zoink's Stick it to the Man for the PS4, Puppeteer and Payday 2 for the PS3. Handheld enthusiasts on the PS Vita will receive Everbody's Golf and Muramasa Rebirth, the twin-campaigned RPG. Although five titles are shown the door by PlayStation, including Mercenary Kings (PS4), Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Bioshock Infinite (both PS3) Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) and lastly, MotoGP13 (PS Vita), five...

  • 5 of the best Square Enix and Sony franchises

    By now you’ll no doubt have heard the news that, in an effort to lift its profits and minimise loss, Sony Computer Entertainment has sold off its shares in game publisher Square Enix, producers of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts among many others. The 9,52 million shares (approximately 8.2% of Square’s shares, making them one of the company’s largest shareholders) amount to somewhere in the region of US$46.9-million. What many don’t realise is that Square Enix Holdings isn’t just a developer and publisher in its own right, but is also the holding company for a number of other well-known subsidiaries,...

  • Samsung S5 Zoom caught posing on luxury leather seats

    Today, Chinese news and search site Baidu has the first (practically genuine) images of the Samsung S5 Zoom. Two images show the back and front of this reported smartphone with a 10x zoom lens. The images are the "stolen from a Foxconn factory production line and photographed in a Mercedes Benz" variety which in our books merely adds to the legitimacy. Also, this is how Samsung plays the phone game: by offering slight iterations of its leading phones. As an example, the S4 Mini (launched in July 2013), S4 Active (June) and S4 Zoom (also June) followed the S4 shortly...

  • ‘Call of Duty’ 2014 screenshot reveals next-gen lips, nose and chin

    The screenshot above is the first image of the Xbox One, PS4 and PC version of Call of Duty, revealed at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) by Sledgehammer Studios, says IGN. This is an actual, in-game screenshot of a game that's been designed for next-gen consoles and PC only. It was seen for mere seconds during Sledgehammer Studio's video presentation but was luckily screengrabbed and posted on the GDC Vault -- archived footage of previous years conferences -- before it was lost forever to the winds of time. At last years GDC, Activision demoed its next-generation facial animation and...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 patent reveals three-sided flexible display

    Samsung's Galaxy S5 has been getting all the love recently, but a leaked patent spotted by GSMArena has surfaced online of what is presumably Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The patent sheds light on possible design ideas the Korean company has for its next flagship phablet device, and they are really quite ambitious. Most ambitious of all? The inclusion of the futuristic YOUM flexible display. But quite astonishingly, the Galaxy Note 4 will sport the YOUM display on no less than three sides. That means, in addition to enjoying a front-mounted touch display, the screen will wrap around the sides...

  • Xolo Q900 Review: the best budget Android with ‘Retina Display’

    Xolo's an Indian smartphone brand that became famous when it launched the first-ever smartphone with an Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) and has been doing quite well in the Indian market for some time now, thanks to its value-for-money devices. Its Xolo Q1000 and Xolo A500S have been great hits in the Indian market. Now meet the Xolo Q900, the only smartphone with iPhone Retina Display-like sharpness, a quad-core processor and full HD video recording ability in its price range. So can Xolo succeed in converting great specs on paper in to actual performance? Questionable Build Quality The body of the Xolo Q900 is built using...

  • ‘Walking Dead’ PS4 coming 17 June and ‘Watch Dogs’ details revealed

    Twitter tipster Shinobi602 is something of a game rumour legend who's today, dropping hints for upcoming console titles. While these tweets are yet to be established, Shinobi602 is a user responsible for confirming and breaking many controversial gaming stories. Let's see what he has in stock for us. The Walking Dead. PS4. June 17th http://t.co/peuSZOBTIp— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 The tweet links to this image: So that's the Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition coming to PS4 17 June for US$29.99. This rumour seems all but confirmed by Sony itself. GRID: Autosport leaked http://t.co/axoYVIdBg1 360/PS3/PC lol— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 A sequel...

  • LG debuts G Watch: a coolish all-in-one wearable

    LG has released some additional information regarding its (now) highly anticipated G Watch. The watch, set to be unleashed sometime in the future (LG is yet to reveal a launch date), will utilise Google's Android Wear — a version of the Android OS tailored for wearables. LG has confirmed the G Watch will include voice control, powered by Google Now. So what else is new and nifty about this particular smartwatch? The G Watch will apparently be both dust and water resistant. Hopefully it'll be an extension of your Android phone, and a fitness tracker in one. LG has also launched...

  • Google Glass update adds SMS support for iOS, Glassware Calendar for all

    Good news Apple and Glass fans -- Google has announced that iOS users will soon be able to receive text messages from their friends using Google Glass. After last week's Google Glass Explorer program saw a one day only Glass sale in the US, the company has presumably received a voluminous amount of useful feedback from the lucky few. Intelligently bowing to consumer advice and demand, the text messaging feature already available on Android will now be included on iOS devices as well. A post over on Google's official Glass blog explains: "iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get...