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Microsoft buys the company that made Minecraft for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft has purchased gaming company Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, for the cool $2.5 billion. The company shares that its partnership with the game maker began when the two discussed the Xbox One version of the game.

Since Minecraft’s launch in 2009, it has been downloaded by more than 100 million users. As Xbox boss Phil Spencer states, Microsoft will continue to make Minecraft available across non-PC and Xbox platforms, such as iOS, Android and PlayStation. Read more »

Samsung NX1 smart camera with 28MP APS-C sensor, DCI 4K video unveiled

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Samsung unveiled the Samsung NX1, a mirrorless shooter with a 28MP BSI APS-C sensor. It’s a smart camera with 15fps burst shooting and DCI 4K video capture.

The company also unveiled a new telephoto lens, the NX 50-150mm f/2.8 with OIS. Read more »

4K video recording app for iPhone 5s now available, costs $999.99

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This isn’t a joke! Apple has approved the Vizzywig 4K app for iPhone 5s, which enables 4K video recording with 24 fps on the 2013 smartphone. It costs $999.99 (€899.99) and works only on iPhone 5s with 32GB or 64GB storage.

The app captures 24 burst images per second in 4K resolution and then stitches them together in just 1s footage. This means you’ll lose about 72MB for each second of your video. This explains the requirement for the 32GB+ iPhone model! Read more »

Samsung makes another infographic detailing Galaxy Note 4 specs

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Samsung is really fond of making infographics, and there is usually one for every new product they release. The latest one is for their newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4.

The infographics runs through the various specs, such as the phone’s dimensions, display resolution, camera, software features, hardware, connectivity, and all the sensors. Read more »

Xiaomi developer launches stock Android 4.4 ROMs for the Mi 3 and Mi 4

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A developer at Xiaomi has published an AOSP version of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4. This is a strong indication that the company intends to officially release stock, vanilla versions of Android for a select number of phones for users to flash.

The ROM is compiled using the official kernel and as a result is stable and without too many bugs. In fact, just now, the latest published ROM includes support for over-the-air updates and the Xiaomi developer in question says upcoming updates will be available via the OTA. Read more »

Samsung takes another subtle dig at Apple in a new ad

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A few days after bashing its biggest rival in a series of videos, Samsung released another ad that pokes at Apple. This time around however, the mockery is a lot subtler.

As it turns out the videos from earlier this week were produced in Korea. The company’s marketing team in the United States created the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo video. Read more »

‘BioShock’ for iOS game review

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BioShock needs very little introduction. If you have been playing video games for the past decade or so, you would have heard about it far too many times by now and most probably played it back when it released on the PC and consoles in 2007.

The full game has now been ported over to iOS and is available on both, the iPhone and the iPad. There has been a reasonable amount of hype surrounding the iOS version, considering how popular the PC and console versions were, so let’s see how good the port is. Read more »

Xiaomi Redmi 1S video hands-on

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Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S – known as the Hongmi 1S in China – comes with a competitive blend of ultra-low price and capable midrange specs sheet.

Placed under the company’s new Mi 4 flagship, it provides a 4.7-inch 720p LCD display alongside a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset. Read more »

Asus tests its first Android TV set-top box dubbed Nexus Player

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Android TV is coming this fall and manufacturers are preparing their upcoming products to conquer people’s living rooms. Asus is one of them, and leaked benchmarks of its Nexus Player show the company is testing its first Android TV set-top box.

The unannounced set-top box runs Android L and packs a quad-core 1.83GHz Intel x86 CPU and a PowerVR Rogue G6430 GPU complete with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Read more »

Leaked Windows 9 video shows a brand new Notification center and Multi-Desktop support

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Windows 9 is close to announcement (September 30) and the leaks of some of the new features have already started cropping up. Today’s leak shows us something that looks like a centralized Notifications center and a new Multi-Desktops feature.

We already showed you the leaked video of the revamped Start menu, but this time the same source has shared demos of the new Notification center and the Multi-Desktop feature, which will be part of the new edition of Windows. Read more »

Weekly poll: Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Sony Xperia Z3 compact

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We already compared the specs of the new Apple iPhone 6 to its main Android rivals, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Now, it’s time to reach out for your take on the matter. Which one the three do you find best? The grown-up iPhone 6, metal Galaxy Alpha or waterproof Xperia Z3 Compact? Read more »

Poll results – Apple hardware disappoints

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A few days ago we asked you to chime in with your personal opinion on the hotness of the trio of Apple products revealed this week. Your votes are now in and the result is clear.

None among the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch are considered hot by the majority of our readers. Actually none managed to exceed the 40% approval barrier with the iPhone 6 getting as low as 36% positive votes. Read more »

Nikon announces COOLPIX S6900

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Nikon has announced a new point and shoot camera, the COOLPIX S6900. This one in particular has been designed to facilitate self portraits, and features a swiveling display and a stand to place the camera on.

The S6900 also has a shutter button up front to make it easier to click while holding the camera. You can also do gestures with your hands, which the camera recognizes and takes a picture. Read more »

Apple Watch home screen now available for Android Wear

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If you like what Apple has done with the design of the home screen for its upcoming watch, but you already own an Android Wear smartwatch, this might be for you. It turns out that someone has already copied the home screen of the Apple Watch, with all those circular icons, and made it available for Android Wear devices.

There is one huge, albeit probably not unexpected caveat though: this is just a watchface. Hence, the icons don’t do anything, you can’t tap them to enter apps or the likes. Read more »

GTA V arrives on PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, PC only in 2015

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The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V will finally be out on November 18. There’s a big caveat, though: this release date only applies for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. In case you want to play it on a PC, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until January 27, 2015.

That represents quite the delay, as previously Rockstar said all three versions would be out this fall. Alas, that won’t be the case. Read more »