opera_miniIf you surf the web very heavily on your mobile device while you’re outside, chances are it will eat rather deeply into your data cap. Now if you’d rather not run out of data by the end of the month, you might want to consider the Opera Mini browser for your Android phone. The browser has recently been updated with data compression technology.

Now it should be noted that prior to this, Opera Mini had data compression. However its compression was only available in the Extreme mode. This was primarily aimed at users with low-end phones where data compression removed all the bells and whistles of websites, thus allowing it to load smoothly and quickly. Read full post →Opera Mini For Android Updated With Data Compression

Kids these days are becoming more innovative than ever. It wasn’t too long ago that we reported how a teen reportedly created a search engine more accurate than Google’s, and now according to a report, two teenage girls from Seattle have successfully launched a balloon to the edge of space.

The girls, Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung, built their spacecraft out of wood and broken arrow shafts. Despite the makeshift nature of their spacecraft, it had somehow managed to get up to the edge of space and go up twice as high as a commercial aircraft, thanks to a weather balloon that was filled with helium and a flight computer that helped track their creation. Read full post →Two Young Girls Successfully Launch A Balloon To The Edge Of Space

twitch-ao-banIn China due to strict censorship laws and government policies, it has been hard for internet services and products from the West to crack the Chinese market. For example services like YouTube, Google, Facebook, and Twitter have been banned/blocked in China, resulting in local Chinese companies launching local equivalents.

Now we have heard that Amazon is trying to get into the Chinese market with Twitch, the company’s popular video game streaming service. However it looks like they could be facing some stiff competition from the likes of a Twitch competitor, Panda TV. So what is it about Panda TV that could give Amazon a run for their money? Read full post →Twitch Could Face Competition From China’s Own Panda TV

chariot-620x349Gameplay, storytelling, and sound effects all play an important role in making a game immersive and fun. However lighting also plays a big role as well, which is why in the movies they usually dim the lights to help moviegoers feel more in the moment. Now if this is something you might be interested in, Philips might have something for you.

Speaking to Gizmodo UK, Philips revealed at IFA 2015 that in the near future, triple A games will soon be able to tap into the company’s Hue lighting. What does this do? Basically it will synchronize the game with the Hue lights, thus providing gamers with a more immersive gaming experience as the lights will be able to set the mood. Read full post →Future Triple A Titles To Get Philips Hue Light Synchronization

heroes of the stormGames are meant to be fun, but there are some who take it much more seriously than they should. This results in games where players are calling other players names, berating them, harassing them, or in some situations have even SWAT-ed them! However in Heroes of the Storm, it looks like Blizzard will be trying their best to combat such behavior.

One of the ways Blizzard will be doing this is by introducing new reporting options. This allows player to report all sorts of behavior, ranging from hate speech, real-life threats, or even trolling behavior where players might try to lose on purpose to give the other team an advantage or just to annoying their team mates. Read full post →Blizzard To Combat Toxic Players In Heroes Of The Storm

iphone 6c conceptThere have been rumors back and forth regarding the rumored iPhone 6c. Some say it will be launched this year, some say it will be launched next year. Unfortunately apart from its rumored 4-inch display, not much is known about the handset for now. Earlier this year we got a look at some concept renderings of the handset.

Now thanks to designer Martin Hajek, we have some new concept renderings to look at. As you can see in the rendering, the iPhone 6c as envisioned by Hajek appears to be made from aluminum. In fact if anything, it looks like it is a smaller version of the iPhone 6. This is different compared to the previous version in which it was based off the iPhone 5c and had a plastic build. Read full post →This iPhone 6c Concept Actually Looks Pretty Good

xperia_Z5_white_groupJust last week Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z5 family which includes the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. However we later find out that there might be a Xperia Z5 Compact Premium destined for Japan, and now according to a new rumor, there might even be an Xperia Z5 Ultra.

Assuming all of this is true, this means that the Xperia Z5 family will play host to five different phones, and that’s assuming that Sony has no additional handsets planned! So what is the Xperia Z5 Ultra? Basically it’s a souped up version of the Xperia Z5 Premium. It will of course retain the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K display. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra Rumored For March 2016

Bose-SoundLink-wireless-II-970-80If you’re looking for a new pair of wireless headphones to take with you on your travels, Bose has got you covered. The company has recently announced a new pair of wireless headphones in the form of the SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, which at the moment is priced at $279.95 and will begin shipping out come September 10.

For headphone enthusiasts who are familiar with over-ear and on-ear, you might be confused about the around-ear description. In reality this is basically an over-ear pair of headphones. This means that the cups of the headphones will rest around your ear, as opposed to sitting directly on top of them. Read full post →Bose Announces New SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

sony xperia z5It was just last week that Sony announced the Xperia Z5 lineup. In terms of pricing, Sony had pegged the Xperia Z5 at $910 for the 32GB model, $1,062 for the Xperia Z5 Premium, and $834 for the Xperia Z5 Compact. We have to admit that these are a bit steep compared to the Android competition, and maybe Sony has realized that as well.

It would seem that even before the phones have been officially released, Sony has already given the Xperia Z5 lineup a price cut. The price cuts range from around 7% to a whopping 21%. For example with the price cut, the Xperia Z5 will only cost $840. The Xperia Z5 Premium is at a more affordable $962, but the biggest cut of all is the Xperia Z5 Compact which can be bought for $656. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z5 Lineup Has Already Received A Price Cut

ipad_pro_4By now we’re sure many have heard that Apple is working on a larger iPad called the iPad Pro. Now thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac, potential details of the upcoming tablet has been revealed, such as its storage size and potential accessories that will be sold with it. It should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but 9to5Mac has had a pretty decent track record, so let’s dive into it.

Starting with storage size, unlike the other iPads, the iPad Pro is said to ship with 64GB of storage as its base. There will not be a smaller 16GB offering, although it has been rumored that Apple will offer a 128GB option, but it will be more pricey. It is also rumored to run on iOS 9.1 which is in line with the rumors that the tablet will only be released in November. Read full post →Additional iPad Pro Specs And Features Revealed [Rumor]