Xiaomi launches Mi5 with flagship specs at half the price
Xiaomi has officially unveiled its Mi 5 flagship Android phone at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The Chinese manufacturer is known for its high-end but affordable devices and this one is no exception. Starting at 1,999 Yuan ($305) for the 32GB version, the Mi5 packs a 5.15-inch full HD display... Read more
Jolla quietly debuts Aqua Fish smartphone at MWC
Jolla, the Finnish mobile device maker that raised eyebrows earlier this year bysnubbing some of its crowdfunding backers, made a surprise appearance at Mobile World Congress with a new smartphone in tow. If you recall, Jolla announced last summer that it was splitting its business into two by licensing... Read more
OnePlus 3 smartphone to arrive by June
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has revealed that the Chinese handset maker will release its next flagship smartphone by the end of the second quarter of this year. In an exclusive interview with CNET, Pei said he hopes the OnePlus 3 – which will actually be the company’s fourth model... Read more
Bethesda says ‘Fallout 4’ mod support will arrive on the PC in April
Bethesda director, designer and producer Todd Howard has revealed that official Fallout 4 mod support will arrive between the first two DLCs. Or in other words, this coming April. Howard, who made the admission in a recent interview with Game Informer, said people are currently beta testing it. He... Read more
Apple plans Siri for Mac as tentpole feature for this fall’s OS X 10.12 launch
Apple has reportedly been testing Siri for Mac since at least 2012, but even though the digital assistant has already made its way from the iPhone to the Apple Watch and Apple TV, it’s been notably absent from OS X. According to 9to5Mac’S Mark Gurman, that will change this... Read more
Time Inc. reportedly interested in merging with Yahoo
Time Inc. is said to be the latest company interested in some or all of Yahoo’s assets. Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Time Inc., which owns Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune and People magazines, has heard a presentation from Citigroup bankers on Yahoo’s behalf. If true, Time... Read more
DJI now offers insurance policies for your drone
Drone maker DJI revealed a couple of years back that it was developing a parachute designed to minimize damage to a drone in freefall. The DropSafe Speed Reduction System eventually made it to market although its $800+ price point and compatibility with a limited number of drones means it... Read more
Sony sends out invites to PlayStation VR event at GDC 2016
With so much press surrounding the Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive VR, it’s easy to forget that a third major player is looming on the horizon. I’m of course talking about Sony and its PlayStation VR (formerly Project Morpheus). According to IGN, we will be hearing more about Sony’s... Read more
Germany approves the use of government-developed malware to monitor suspects
The German government has taken the controversial decision to allow intelligence agencies to use malware for the purpose of monitoring people under suspicion. A spokesman for the German interior minister announced on Monday that authorities would be able to use government-developed trojan software to infect a suspect’s computers and... Read more
DirectX 12 Multi-GPU Technology Tested: GeForce and Radeon Paired Together
Previewing DX12 Multi-Adapter with Ashes of the Singularity Ashes of the Singularity gave us an early peek at how AMD and Nvidia’s current GPUs are shaping up for DirectX 12 when we checked out the upcoming real-time strategy title last November. Back then our focus was primarily on DX11... Read more