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Telltale releases trailer for upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ game

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Telltale, makers of the popular Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us series of games, have been working on a new game. Based on the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin, otherwise known as just ‘Game of Thrones’ due to the popularity of the TV show by HBO. The game itself is also called just ‘Game of Thrones’ and features many of the actors from the TV show providing their voice and likeness to the characters in the game.

As with the previous games they made, Game of Thrones will be a point and click adventure and in an episodic format, six, to be precise, and the first one is called ‘Iron from Ice’. The game is largely based on the fourth season of the TV show but features the House Forrestor, which is present in the later books but hasn’t yet been introduced in the TV show. You play as five of the characters in House Forrestor. Martin’s personal assistant Ty Corey Franck has partnered with the game developers for this game. Read more »

Jolla Tablet campaign crosses $1 million mark in its second day

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The Jolla Tablet campaign reached its (rather low) funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours and now in its second day it has already passed the $1 million mark. The campaign is going so well that the price keeps rising – the first 1,000 tablets went at $190, the current batch of 1,000 tablets is priced at $209.

And the price will keep rising, eventually reaching its estimated retail price of $250 – matching the metal-clad Nokia N1. Read more »

Android Lollipop’s encryption feature brings significant performance penalty

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One of the features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is encryption, which encrypts all your data and can only be decrypted when you unlock the phone using the passcode, making it unusable to someone without the passcode even if they can access the memory.

This feature is disabled by default on devices that got updated to Lollipop (such as the Nexus 5) and has to be enabled separately but the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 come with it enabled by default (which cannot be disabled). Unfortunately, that may not be the best idea, as AnandTech’s tests have shown, the encryption feature has a severe performance penalty. Read more »

Motorola Camera and Gallery apps update brings new features and refreshed design

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Motorola released an update for its Camera app in the Google Play store. The latest version of the application brings Material Design and new features to users.

The new additions to the camera app’s already extensive repertoire of tricks include new three and ten-second timer options. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 in 24K gold looks as gaudy as expected

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Does the gold iPad Air 2 from Apple look a tad understated for you? Put your worries aside, as the Vietnam-based jewelers from Karalux are now offering Cupertino’s flagship tablet in 24K gold.

Pricing of the gold-plated iPad Air 2 is surprisingly sensible. Read more »

SwiftKey for Android update brings much improved performance, 12 new languages

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The SwiftKey third-party keyboard for Android has received a pretty hefty update today. The new version should already be available in the Google Play Store.

Its main claim to fame is the all-round improved performance. The time it takes for the keyboard to appear has been reduced, and the same can be said for the keyboard quit time too. Switching between fields is faster, and typing is said to be more responsive now as well. Read more »

LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1 now available at Verizon

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The carrier nicknamed Big Red has added two LG tablets to its roster today. They are the G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1, both LTE-enabled as you’d expect. And they’re both already available to purchase from Verizon.

The tablets are offered with some limited time pricing if you agree to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier. Read more »

Here Maps will predict tomorrow’s traffic so you can avoid it

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Real time traffic information is great if you’re already on your way, but does little to help you plan a trip ahead of time. Here Maps are getting a new feature, Predictive Traffic, which can improve ETA estimation by up to 20% by accurately predicting the traffic in the next 12 hours.

Nokia’s Here has partnered with Esri, one of the world’s top Geographic Information System (GIS) providers. Read more »

Sony infographic is in love with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact’s cameras

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Sony loves to brag about the cameras on board its mighty Xperia flagships. The latest flattery comes by means of an infographic focused on the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact cameras.

The infographic is easy to swallow as it doesn’t get boringly technical (ha, like there’s such a thing) and keeps things easy to understand and neatly visualized. For instance did you know the Xperia Z3 duo can go as high as 12,800 ISO? If you’re read our reviews then you probably did, but still. Read more »

Apple iOS 8 infographic outlines the key new features in a cool way

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Apple iOS 8 stars in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and offers a ton of new features and under-the-hood changes. We’ve outlined all of them in our all encompassing iOS 8 review, but the guys over at DotComInfoway have made an infographic which quickly sums up what’s new in Apple’s latest iOS iteration.

Ranging from novelties for developers to what’s new in iTunes, the infographic does a great job at showing the effort Apple has put into making iOS 8. Read more »

Fleksy keyboard breaks its own world record for the fast texting, price drop ensues

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A Fleksy keyboard user has broken his own Guinness World Record for the fastest typing on a mobile device. Marcel Fernandes Filho, who had a previous record of speed-texting at 18.19 seconds, has set a new record of 17.00 seconds.

The Brazilian teenager used an iPhone 6 Plus with a Fleksy touchscreen keyboard to type the phrase “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.” Read more »

Sony unveils A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with in-body IS

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Sony has unleashed its latest mirrorless full-frame camera dubbed A7 II. It brings an improved body, speedier focusing, new video capture abilities and is the first full-frame mirrorless camera to have in-body stabilization.

The A7 II relies on a 5-axis IS that will move the sensor (sensor shift technology) to avoid blurring. Sony claims the new IS could compensate up to 4.5 stops (CIPA standard). Read more »

Mozilla makes Yahoo the default search option in Firefox

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Mozilla ditched Google for Yahoo as the default search engine in the popular web browser Firefox. The change will first affect Firefox users in the United States beginning in December as part of a five-year agreement between the tech giants.

Users outside the US will get the Yahoo treatment early next year. Read more »

Sony offers three free movies with Xperia Z3 devices in some markets

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With the holiday shopping season set to kick into high gear, Sony decided to sweeten up the Z3 family of Android devices even further. Going forward the company will bundle three free movies with Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact.

The trio of free movies will include “Ghostbusters,” “Captain Phillips,” and “The Amazing Spider Man 2.” Read more »

Motorola Keylink phone and key finder goes official

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Motorola took the wraps off the Keylink phone and key finder. As its name suggests, the little gadget will help users fund their phone or keys with a press of a button within up to 100 feet.

The Keylink attaches to user’s keychain. Read more »