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Lenovo confirms smaller battery for the Moto Z2 Play

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 56 mins ago

Earlier this month, Evan Blass leaked the specs of the upcoming Moto Z2 Play, the successor to the Moto Z Play announced in August last year.

 

The report claimed that the device would come with a smaller battery than the original phone. The Moto Z Play had a 3,510 mAh battery, while the Moto Z2 Play is expected to feature a 3,000 mAh one.

 

Although the Moto Z2 Play hasn't been launched yet, Lenovo has confirmed that the device would indeed come with a smaller, 3,000 mAh battery. The company revealed this info on their official Twitter profile.

 

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First images of Nokia's upcoming flagship leak

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 3 mins ago

Nokia's Snapdragon 835 powered flagship has been rumored for a while, and it is believed that the device will be named the Nokia 9.

 

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Nokia recently announced the modern version of the Nokia 3310 and three smartphones, but their flagship has yet to arrive.

 

Now, the first images of Nokia's upcoming flagship have leaked. Unfortunately, the phone is locked in an enclosure so we can't get the full image of the phone, but it is enough to confirm some previous leaks.

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Rare Apple-1 computer from 1976 auctioned for $130,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

Apple only made 200 of its Apple-1 computers back in 1976, something that was built in Steve Jobs' garage, and was just auctioned in Germany for a huge $130,000. Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed, and marketed the Apple-1 in 1976.

 

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John Dryden, the original Californian software engineer who owned the Apple-1, admitted it was hard to sell. He said: "(The Apple 1) was one of the first opportunities for someone to possess a real computer. I'd been working with computers for a while but they were huge".

 

Dryden sold the Apple-1 computer with the original receipt for the motherboard and cassette recorder, an operating manual, and something that would be amazing to see in person: notes of telephone conversations between Dryden and Wozniak from 1977. Apple never made an external housing for the Apple-1 computer, with the company selling the power supply, keyboard, monitor, and cassette recorder separately.

 

It was only in 2014 that another rare Apple-1 computer was auctioned off for $905,000 - and incredible leap from the $130,000 that we're seeing here today. Breker's auction house, which hosted the sale of the Apple-1 and specializes in technical antiques, said that the lowered price is due to the "hype" falling down from Steve Jobs' death five years ago.

Facebook rolling out 'Order Food' option

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 9 hours, 55 mins ago

There are some people that use Facebook so much that they might not have many other apps installed on their phone, and for the people who want an even easier food delivery service with their phone will soon be able to tap the 'Order Food' button on Facebook.

 

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TechCrunch is reporting that the new Order Food button will be made available on the Facebook app for mobile, as well as the desktop. It will be accessed by the main navigation menu, where it will be found at the bottom, with a hamburger icon. The ordering process itself is smooth, with Delivery.com and Slice powering it. You can type the specific location or general area you're in, where you'll be greeted to a list of available restaurants.

 

The options of restaurants and outlets won't be large at first, but it will continue to grow as the service expands with more users and businesses signing up. As TechCrunch said in their article, it seems like Facebook is building itself into a much larger ecosystem, where you will not need to leave Facebook at all, even if you're hungry.

27-year-old gamer without eyes still plays games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 31 mins ago

I've always thought that you would need eyes to play most games, but there is a 27-year-old gamer that has pumped countless hours into games over his life, all without eyes.

 

 

Toby Ott is 27 years old, and was born with a rare condition called bilaterial anophthalmia, which means he was born without eyes. In the documentary Gaming Through New Eyes, they explain it hasn't stopped Toby from playing games since he was a young child. Toby has played through games that millions of other games, including myself, have played - like fighting games with Injustice, and even RPGs like Final Fantasy.

 

Toby says he plays Final Fantasy for its story and characters, as well as its gameplay. But how the hell does he play the game without seeing, is something that anyone would ask - with Toby having a friend help him through the structure of the game's menus, where Toby will memorize how many button presses to get to a specific menu or action.

 

Duke Nukem and Doom are some first-person shooters that he's played, but he requires cheats for some of those games in order to find things like health packs and keys - items that don't make noise. In fighting games Toby listens for audio cues, so that he has a sense for where he is on the stage. Bosses on the other hand, could take weeks to battle, with Toby spending a huge 8 weeks fighting one of the bosses in Final Fantasy X.

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Xbox One S now streams 4K video from Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 11 hours, 54 mins ago

There's one thing that makes the Xbox One S purchase worth it: its 4K video content abilities with its built-in 4K Blu-ray drive and 4K streaming capabilities.

 

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With a new update for the Xbox One S, it will now work with Amazon Video and 4K content. Microsoft has said that with the latest Amazon Video app for the Xbox One, it will provide 4K streaming support. With top-rated Amazon original shows like Man in the High Castle, Sneaky Pete, and The Grand Tour, the new 4K streaming feature on Xbox One S is going to be a big deal.

 

Xbox One S can now stream 4K video from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon - as well as the growing library of 4K Blu-ray discs. Not too bad at all for a console, even the PC finds that hard to do as you require a Kaby Lake-based processor from Intel, and the use of Microsoft's own Edge browser in Windows 10.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Update #4 arrives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 43 mins ago

If you're still playing Ghost Recon: Wildlands, you'll be pleased to know that Ubisoft has pushed out their new Update #4 for the game, including HUD and UI improvements.

 

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The new patch will fix issues with gamers seeing through walls, and certain spots of the map where you would get stuck or fall through the map. Ubisoft has also polished up the aim consistency when shooting from behind cover, and they've also introduced a new short time to kill alerted enemies to avoid failing the mission (in the stealth missions of Wildlands).

 

There are also some PC-specific fixes, with the Steam and Uplay versions of the game being automatically updated, so you won't need to worry about any manual updates.

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Resident Evil movies are being rebooted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 43 mins ago

Resident Evil is the highest-grossing film series of all time that's based on a video game, raking in over $1.2 billion worldwide, and now the series is being rebooted.

 

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Constantin Film owns the movie rights to the Resident Evil franchise, with Chairman of the Board of Constantin Film, Martin Moszkowicz, confirming with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the studio is working on a Resident Evil film reboot. The reboot will have another 6 movies in the series, after the 6 movies that we've experienced over the last decade.

 

We don't know who will star, direct, or write the new Resident Evil movies, but with $1.2 billion in box office profits - it's no wonder it's being rebooted this quickly.

Facebook announces it will live stream eSports events

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 14 hours, 57 mins ago

Facebook is stepping into the world of gaming and eSports streaming, announcing it has teamed with ESL to stream eSports content on Facebook.

 

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The social networking giant will be streaming exclusive eSports events and content in six languages, all within the elite Rank S CS:GO competition. ESL will be bringing 5500 hours of eSports content to Facebook, as well as offering 1500 hours of exclusive eSports content for Facebook.

 

Facebook won't just have the Rank S CS:GO matches, but we will also receive ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters events as well - all livestreamed in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German. The social networking giant will also be making an original 30-minute Facebook Live series that will look back at previous CS:GO match highlights, showcasing top players as well as up and coming players.

Xander Cage is back in our 'xXx' Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 15 hours, 23 mins ago

To celebrate this week's release of the explosive 'xXx' sequel 'The Return of Xander Cage' on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital, we have 15 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment.

 

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There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants. Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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