Universal Pictures has released another movie trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie which launches in the US today.
In the video below we get to Steve Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender and SteveWozniak who is played by Seth Rogan.
The movie has come under criticism from people like Apple’s Jonny Ive and also CEO Tim Cook, it launches in the US today.
Dell has this week added a range of new additions to their range of Dell XPS systems, with the launch of the new Dell XPS 15 Infinity Edge display laptop that is priced starting at $1,000.
The new systems are powered by Intel’s 6th generation Core Skylake processors and are fitted with InfinityEdge 15.6 inch displays sporting bezels that measure just 0.22 inches thick, creating an overall thickness for the laptop of just 0.67 of an inch.
Inside the new Dell XPS 15 laptop Dell have included a Core i3-6100U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a 1920 x 1080 pixel Infinity Edge display in the base model for $1,000.
Together with other features that include 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a handy SD card reader together with a 56 Whr battery.
If your budget will stretch Dell also offers systems equipped with up to 512GB of solid state disk (SSD) together with 16GB of RAM. As well as an optional touchscreen display protected by Gorilla Glass offering a resolution of 2840 x 2160 pixels and powered by an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card.
For more details on the new range of Dell XPS 15 Infinity Edge laptops that are now available jump over to the official Dell website.
Source: Dell : Liliputing
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not to bothered about the prospect of an Apple Car, in a recent interview with Handelsblatt, he spoke about Apple and their plans for an electric car.
When asked if he took Apple’s plans seriously, Elon Musk said there was a big difference between building smartphones and cars, you can see what he had to say below.
Do you take Apple’s ambitions seriously?
Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch? (laughs) No, seriously: It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches. You can’t just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: Build me a car. But for Apple, the car is the next logical thing to finally offer a significant innovation. A new pencil or a bigger iPad alone were not relevant enough.
The Tesla CEO was also asked about Tesla engineers who had left to company to join Apple, he remarked that these engineers were ones he had fired.
Apple just hired some of Tesla’s most important engineers. Do you have to worry about a new competitor?
Important engineers? They have hired people we’ve fired. We always jokingly call Apple the “Tesla Graveyard.” If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.
You can see the full interview over at Handelsblatt, where he talks more about Tesla and the companies plans for the future.
Kodak has announced the launch of their new video monitor in the form of the Kodak V20 which has been designed to provide competition to Google’s Nest security camera that was previously known as Dropcam.
The Kodak V20 is a detachable USB video camera that can be used for home security applications and provides an ultra wide 180 degree field of view with a Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).
The Kodak CFH-V20 camera is now available to purchase priced at $150. Kodak explains a little more about its design and inspiration :
The Kodak CFH-V20 offers unrivaled portability and performance. Check in on your pets or loved ones with smooth HD streaming video, crisp two-way audio, and automatic night vision via the free iSecurity+ app (iOS, Android) for your smartphone or tablet device. Motion-triggered notifications are automatically sent to your mobile device for real-time alerts.
The state-of-the-art low lux CMOS imaging sensor with cutting edge IR filters offers exceptional daylight images with vibrant colors and powerful night vision performance. A built-in Wi-Fi extender also expands your existing wireless home network coverage to boost your connection. Whether you’re at a friend’s, at work, or on vacation, you can view what matters most to you within seconds.
Apple has given TechCrunch an official statement about the issue, Apple has said that data gathered from its users shows that there is a difference in actual battery life of around 2-3%.
With the Apple-designed A9 chip in your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you are getting the most advanced smartphone chip in the world. Every chip we ship meets Apple’s highest standards for providing incredible performance and deliver great battery life, regardless of iPhone 6s capacity, color, or model.
Certain manufactured lab tests which run the processors with a continuous heavy workload until the battery depletes are not representative of real-world usage, since they spend an unrealistic amount of time at the highest CPU performance state. It’s a misleading way to measure real-world battery life. Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2-3% of each other.
According to Apple this is withing normal manufacturing tolerances, the company also mentioned that its data is from every day usage of the new handsets and not data from testing.
Apple is continuing to roll out its new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones around the world and the handset is now available in 40 more countries from today.
As of today you can now get your hands on Apple’s latest iPhones if you live in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Apple will also launch their new iPhones tomorrow in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
The devices will be made available in more countries on the 16th of October, this includes India, Turkey and Malaysia.
Netflix has today announced that it has increased the subscription charge for new customers to $9.99 for the most popular Netflix HD subscription that was previously priced at $8.99.
The move follows on from a similar price increase throughout Europe back in June, and will now apply to ‘new customers’ in the US, Canada and parts of Latin America.
Don’t worry if you are an existing user on the Netflix HD subscription as your price will stay the same. Netflix explains that the increase is required to to cover the cost of licensing shows and funding a growing number of original programs.
The extra revenue is also probably needed to support the new Walt Disney movies that will be arriving on the Netflix media streaming service next year. Bloomberg explains more :
Netflix has raised prices in a gradual manner ever since a disastrous 60 percent increase in 2011, when the company also tried to split its DVD-by-mail and streaming services. Netflix lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers in the quarter in which it instituted the split.
Source: Bloomberg Business
We've covered the details about the new Apple TV, which was announced in last month's big reveal that centered largely on the iPhone 6s. In this post, I'm going to look a little closer at the specific potential of the Apple TV to disrupt the video game industry, as well as some of the games that are liable to become major focal points for TV players.
If you haven't viewed the specs and features of the new Apple TV, The Verge did a pretty nice job of covering its gaming capabilities. Basically, the new system will bring a diverse range of titles we know from the iOS app store to the big screen. They're made playable through a new remote that's described by The Verge as possibly the "holy grail" of game controllers—it's apparently intuitive for non-gamers and gamers alike. As of now, it seems pretty much like a simplified version of the Wii remote coupled with the PS4's on-remote touchpad.
Naturally, this combination of basic features that comprise the Apple TV's gaming aspect holds enormous potential. The transfer of popular app games to a bigger screen not only enhances existing games, but should entice developers to tweak new versions of these games specifically for TV optimization. Additionally, the simplicity of the remote will make for an easy adjustment for folks used to playing on smartphone screens, and a quick learning curve for those just starting out with app games.
But more interesting than the features alone is the idea of certain games and gaming genres being transferred from small to big screens without the actual requirement of a console development. These are just a few of the most enticing possibilities.
Console Imitation Games
This is a broad category that isn't actually specifically defined, but when you hear "console imitation," you may think of anything from the Infinity Blade series to the recently released mobile accompaniment to Madden. That's exactly the idea here. By now there are already dozens of games that either serve as mobile versions of existing console titles or strive to come as close to matching that quality as possible on a mobile platform. Gamespot quoted one of Infinity Blade III's developers as challenging the true notion of "next-gen" gaming. He suggested that his mobile titles, rather than PS4 or Xbox One games, were the true future of gaming. If titles such as Infinity Blade III become playable on Apple TV, that developer may just be dead on. The idea of the best app games being blown up to big screens could certainly render at least some console experiences unnecessary.
Online Casino Games
We've all tried the cheesy app poker game here or there, but the truth is that a much more sophisticated mobile casino genre already exists; it's just not able to be popular in the United States yet. Betfair provides a full range of gaming options to mobile users on iOS and Android platforms already. Poker, blackjack, roulette, and even slot machines based on various pop culture themes make for what amounts to a full digital casino. And with the company already having made in-roads in New Jersey (where online gambling is legal), it's easy to see expansion in the U.S. as online gambling legislation is inevitably passed. These games work well enough on smaller screens but the chance to simulate a poker tournament on the big screen—not unlike watching such a tournament on a sports channel—would be quite popular with a huge population that enjoys this genre.
World Building & Sim Games
"A basic entry-level version." That's how Minecraft's "pocket edition" app was once described by a comparison of various versions of the game at Super Cheats. In actuality, the app version of Minecraft has become pretty complete through various updates in the last couple years. The game, at least for players who prefer creative mode (as opposed to survival), now offers a satisfying range of options. But it's also somewhat frustrating in that you just can't enjoy the same scope that you get on PC or an Xbox. That problem—one that exists not just in Minecraft but for other world-building and city simulation games—could be completely solved by Apple TV adjustments. Even without consideration for new gaming features, just imagining the cheap simplicity of Minecraft pocket edition blown up on a television screen makes for a more satisfying experience.
This may sound like something of a niche category, but it's actually one that's expanded quite a bit in recent years. It also frequently hosts some of the most carefully designed app games, often from indie developers. From The Room, to Device 6, to Year Walk and beyond, there are a many recognizable titles that are playable essentially as point-and-click mystery solvers but which thrive on engrossing atmospheres. Some of these games are even recommended to be played in the dark or with headphones on, so as to be fully immersive. Naturally, the idea of such a game on a larger screen in a dark room (possibly with surround sound?) is even more appealing.
Really, it's a strange concept when you think about it: The app gaming market made video games smaller and simpler, and the Apple TV now carries the potential to make those same games bigger and more complex. But in a way, this holds enormous potential to disrupt the video game industry. Apps have whittled games down to core elements necessary to entertain, and it's those elements that could be amplified by adaptation to the TV, rather than the useless filler that plagues so many existing console experiences.
Porsche has added some new models in its Porsche 911 range, the company has now unveiled it new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Porsche 911 Targa 4.
There are five new models in the range, the 911 Carrera 4 , 911 Carrera 4S in both coupe and convertible models and the 911 Targa 4.
Here are the performance figures:
911 Carrera 4 – 0 to 62 miles per hour – 4.1 seconds (PDK and Sports Chrono)
911 Carrera 4s – 0 to 62 miles per hour – 3.8 seconds (PDK and Sports Chrono)
911 Targa 4 – 0 to 62 miles per hour – 4.0 seconds (PDK and Sports Chrono)
Microsoft officially announced the arrival of a new Surface Pro 4 tablet that is equipped with enough power to run all of your required desktop software with ease.
As you would expect the new Surface Pro 4 comes pre-installed with Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Pro operating system and can be powered by a variety of different processors in the form of Intel’s six generation Core m3, i5, or i7.
Surface Pro 4 is the proportions of a sheet of paper so that it feels familiar in your hands. It goes from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and improved keyboard. Powered by Windows 10, Surface Pro 4 turns from a tablet into a full powered laptop while running all of your desktop software.
Other features of the Surface Pro 4 tablet include 5 megapixel front facing camera for video calling, together with a 8 megapixel rear facing for video and photographs, with support for 1080p HD video recording and stereo microphones.
We have been hearing rumors about the new 21.5 Inch Retina iMac for some time and now according to a recent report, the device will launch next week.
The news comes from Mark Gurman of 9 to 5 Mac who has revealed that Apple will launch the new 21.5 Inch Retina iMac next Tuesday, the 13th of October.
The design of the new Retina 21.5 inch iMac is said to be exactly the same as the existing model, as well as the new display, the device is also expected to get a new processor and more.
Apple are expected to sell the 21.5 inch version of the Retina iMac along side the standard version, the Retina model will cost more, although it is not clear as yet on how much the device will retail for.
Source 9 to 5 Mac
This week Microsoft have unveiled their new Microsoft Surface Book that takes the form of a hybrid laptop with a detachable screen that can also be used as a tablet similar to others in the range.
The Surface Book casing is constructed using magnesium and the system is equipped with a 13.5” PixelSense display offering users a resolution of 3000 x 2000 at 267 PPI.
The Lumia 550 is a budget Windows 10 smartphone and the handset comes with a a 4.7 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and comes with 1GB of RAM, the device also comes with 8GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.
On the front of the Microsoft Lumia 550 is a 2 megapixel camera and on the back there is a 5 megapixel camera, the handset comes with a 2100 mAh battery. The handset will go on sale next month and will retail for $139 without a contract.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with a larger display than the 950, it features a 5.7 inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The handset is powered by a slightly faster processor, the octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and it also comes with 3GB of RAM, 32gB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.
The Lumia 950 XL features the same cameras as the 950, up front there is a 5 megapixel 1080p camera, on the back of the handset there is a 20 megapixel PureView camera.
Other specifications ion the device include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C, the device will come with a larger 3340 mAh battery, it also comes with Windows 10.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is equipped with a 5.2 inch AMOLED display that has a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 564 ppi, the display comes with Gorilla Glass 3.
The handset is powered by a hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and it features an Adreno 419 GPU, there is also 3GB 0f RAM and 32GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot for extra storage.
The new Lumia 950 comes with a 5 megapixel front facing camera which is capable of recording 1080p video and a 20 megapixel PureView rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, there is also a triple LED flash and optical image stabilization.
Connectivity comes win the form of 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C, the handset comes with Windows 10 and it features a 3000 mAh battery.
The handset also comes with Windows Continuum, which allows you to connect the device to0 a dock and an external monitor.
There will be a single and dual SIM version of the new Lumia 950 available at launch, the device will go on sale next month, you can find out more details at the link below.