Tekken Makes It’s Mobile Debut

Tekken is heading to both Android and iOS. Bandai Namco has announced Tekken Mobile, a rather uninspiring title for the classic fighting game’s first foray into the mobile space.
There’s little information about the actual gameplay at the moment. We don’t really expect it to be done in the traditional fighting game style; seeing as Bandai Namco have clearly included microtransactions. It looks like collecting characters is going to be a big part of the game. That said, the announcement indicates that players will be creating their own combos and teams.
For now, the developer is opening pre-registration for interested players to get started. There are rewards for registering early, and the company is linking the amount that everyone gets to the number of people who register during this time.

No launch date has been provided, but the game is already being tested in Canada.
[Source: Tekken Mobile]
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Google Will Soon Show You Video Previews in its Search Results

If you’ve ever searched for a video on Google and opened a wrong video because you didn’t know what it was about exactly, Google’s latest feature might save you the trouble. The company recently announced video previews for its search results to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
Available on the Google app for Android and Chrome for Android, when video results shows up in the video carousel, Google will give you a 6-second video preview. This would make it faster for you to find what you are looking for whether you’re trying to learn some new dance steps, or you’re at the side of the road looking for video tutorials to find how to change a flat tyre.

If you’re worried about your cellular data, don’t. Google says that previews only play when you are connected to Wi-Fi. To enable video previews on mobile networks, you can opt in by visiting the settings menu within the Google app or Android Chrome. Still, if you wish to opt out of it completely, you may do so too via settings.
Video previews is being rolled out starting today, and will be rolled out more widely next week. Google did not say if they will roll out the feature for Google search on desktop or its iOS apps.
(Source: Google)
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Jurassic World Evolution Announced As A Dinosaur Riddled Theme Park Manager

Jurassic World Evolution has been announced as a new Jurassic Park manager game. Released by Universal Pictures and Frontier Development, the game trailer hints at everything we want from a dinosaur theme park. Including humongous predators escaping from poorly constructed enclosures.
There’s little in the way of game at the moment, although being developed by Frontier offers a glimmer of hope. The company was responsible for the excellent Planet Coaster; which is considered to be the superior successor to the Roller Coaster Tycoon series. It also put out space combat simulator Elite Dangerous.

Jurassic World Evolution will see players developing Isla Nublar; the site of the first Jurassic Park and the recent Jurassic World movies. It looks like there will be research trees for dinosaurs and the option to bio-engineer new breeds.
This wouldn’t be the first Jurassic Park manager game to be released. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis was released back in 2003; and fans of the game had since given up hope of ever seeing a sequel.
Jurassic World Evolution is set to be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
[Source: Polygon]
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Celcom’s Just Go Promo Offers Data Roaming to Six Countries at Only RM4.99 a Day

Celcom is currently having a data roaming promotion for its subscribers. Called Just Go, the promotion offers the telco’s Celcom Passport 1-Day Internet Pass for only RM4.99, the normal price is RM38 a day.
Available from now till 16 November 2017, Just Go is valid in six countries across Asia Pacific namely Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. It offers 500MB of data roaming each day when you are connected to the telco’s partner networks as shown below:
This promotion is valid for Celcom postpaid and Xpax subscribers. No subscription is required for Celcom postpaid subscribers; you will automatically be subscribed to the 1-day Internet Pass for RM4.99 when your data usage exceeds 100KB when roaming to these countries. As for prepaid subscribers, you will need to subscribe manually by dialing *118#, select Roaming & IDD, select Buy Roaming Pass, and pick the 1-Day Internet Pass RM4.99 option. Celcom will inform all its subscribers via SMS when the 1-day Internet Pass RM4.99 has been successfully activated.
Do note that you must manually select the preferred network operator at the country you are visiting. Data usage charges will be capped at RM4.99 a day. When you fully utilize your 500MB quota, your speed will be throttled till the pass expires. The daily usage will be based on Malaysian time from 12:00am to 11:59pm regardless of where you roam.
Check out Celcom or Xpax now to find out more about its Just Go promotion.
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[Leak] Android 8.0 is Android Oreo

Fourteen letters have gone by, as we are now in the age of Nougat for Android. But not for long, as a leak (straight from Google too!) suggests that Oreo will be the next name for Android O.
There are not many leaks that has been shared online, but one in particular that was inadvertently shared by the Android team on Google+ gave a big hint. The video is a promotion video for the Android announcement event, and someone noticed that the file name has the word “Oreo” in it. Of course the video was promptly taken down, but we can be (mostly) assured that Oreo will be the next name for Android.
Furthermore, Google will be doing a live stream on 21 August, 2.40pm New York time (which is 22 August, 2.40am Malaysian time). The quote from the event states:
Android O is touching down to earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super (sweet) new powers!
If the name is confirmed, Oreo will be the second brand name after KitKat, and we may expect some interesting cross promotion happening between Google and the Oreo brand. Of course nothing is official until the announcement, which will happen in the next couple of days.
(Source: Phandroid , Google+ , Android )
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Xiaomi Android One Device Coming Soon?

A new report has appeared online stating that a variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5X will be launched without MIUI OS. Xiaomi is expected to launch the Android One smartphone soon, with a posting on Indonesia’s POSTEL giving some insights on the upcoming launch.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X, which was recently launched last month. Which is what makes this report particularly intriguing. This dual-camera phone features a 5.5-inch IPS display, full metal unibody, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3080mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor. The dual camera features two 12MP sensors, with one wide angle lens and a telephoto lens for optical zoom functionalities.

Google’s Android One program is not just about the software, but makes demands as to the hardware as well. If anything, the smartphone must run the vanilla version of Android OS. Which why the Mi 5X branding is so unusual.
The entry in POSTEL’s certification programme, with Android One clearly stated in the information box
As of press time, there are no official announcement as of yet. Thus, we do not know where the model will be sold, outside of Indonesia; we expect the country to launch the Android One model of the Mi 5X. No word from Xiaomi if they will be bringing in the model however – but we hope they will see the light here.
(Source : PhoneArena )
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Teased By Designer

Remember when Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi said that the Mi Mix successor is in the works? Well, the designer of the original phone, Philip Stark, just posted a video of the Mi Mix 2 on his Facebook account. It looks like there are more curves incorporated into the second generation phone.

The French-based designer posted a video on his official Facebook Page, with the title “Mi Mix 2 Conceptual Product Design WIP”. It may be a work in progress, but it shares a tantalising glimpse into the design of the upcoming Mi Mix 2.
The screen to body ratio of the Mi Mix is enhanced even further, as the video shows an impossibly large screen on the front of the phone. The minimal bezel is even thinner this time around, even at the bottom of the phone. Even so, Xiaomi managed to fit in a front-facing camera, just like on the original Mi Mix.
Imagine a phone with a larger screen than this!
Specs of the phone are rumoured to be as follows: Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, an AMOLED screen (which we suspect will be in the region of 6.2-inches) and a 19MP rear camera. A 4500mAh battery will run the show, and some form of scratch-resistant glass from Corning will cover the front and the back of the phone.
The report also says that the phone is set to be launched sometime mid-September, with an expected price of around CNY 4,999 (or about RM3,218)
(Source: GSMArena ,Philip Starck (FB))
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Tesla cars get updated via over-the-air

We have gotten used to receiving updates on our devices over-the-air, whether it may be an app update for our iOS or Android device or critical operating system security patch for Mac OS and Windows. Tesla, the electric auto maker has also started using the same technology to push out updates their customer’s vehicles and the most recent one is to provide an update for automatic high beam for their Model S and Model X vehicles with Autopilot.
Tesla’s 2017.32 over-the-air software update also gave a number of Model S and Model X continuous updates of its autopilot software where Tesla is continuing to improve it. Tesla’s autopilot system is a semi-autonomous system which assists the driver.
A Tesla Model 3 screen in the middle of the dash which is the only control panel for the car
Automatic high beams is a technology in which the car will turn on the high beam when it can detect that there is no oncoming traffic. This way, the driver gets to see further and clearer in front without annoying other drivers as well. The technology isn’t new as other car makers have it in place.
“We’ve added a new setting, Auto High Beam, that makes using high-beam headlights more convenient by automatically switching to low beams to avoid shining too much light at other drivers. When you enable this setting and turn your high beams on, Model S temporarily switches to low-beam headlights if traffic is detected in front of the vehicle,” as described by Tesla according to a report by Electrek.
What is key to note is the way how Tesla is using the internet to push out updates for their vehicles as this keeps the technology and software of the vehicle constantly up to date. Other manufacturers usually perform these sort of updates when the vehicles are brought back to the service centers. The over-the-air update is the future and the beauty of it is that car manufacturers can constantly fine tune the software and receive direct feedback as well before releasing more updates.
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Full Render Of The LG V30 Appears Online

With IFA 2017 a couple of weeks away, more information leaks of upcoming smartphones are starting to appear. LG is no exception, as a full render of the LG V30 has been shared online by the well-known account @evleaks. The full render shows how the phone will look like, ahead of its official announcement this 31 August.
Evan Blass (@evleaks) shared the full render onto his twitter account, leaving nothing to the imagination. Overall, the design of the phone looks like an evolution of the LG V20, rather than a revolution.
The phone looks to have similar screen design as the V20. The panel will be larger though; 6-inches rather than 5.7 inch in the previous model. The screen still sports an 18:9 ratio, which LG calls FullVision. The LG V30 also looks to feature a curved edge, ala Samsung Galaxy S8 (or perhaps a 2.5D screen instead).
A screenshot of the post on @evleaks’s Twitter account.
A dual camera module sits at the back, with the main 16MP f/1.6 module paired with a wide-angle 13MP module. There is a separate flash unit, bucking the tradition of LG smartphone cameras.
Other features includes the USB Type-C port at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone. The fingerprint scanner is still located at the back of the unit and is positioned at an optimal level with your forefinger.
As previously reported, LG’s UX 6.0+ will be the skin of choice for the phone, and the Floating Bar will replace the secondary display from the V20. Other goodies include Face Recognition, Voice Recognition and an updated Always-on Display.
We can expect more information to come in the coming weeks (like the battery capacity) as we near the launch date on August 31.
(Source : Evleaks )
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More Details On The Upcoming Kirin 970 Revealed

A screenshot of alleged specifications of a new Kirin 970 processor has appeared online, and it looks to be a bump in specs when set against the Kirin 960. Among the information shared includes eight cores in two clusters – one quad-core cluster with Cortex A73 cores while the second quad-core cluster will have Cortex A53 cores.
Huawei has elected to use LPDDR4 memory, with a maximum frequency of 1866MHz, and the GPU for the System on a Chip (SoC) will be the Mali-G72 MP8. The memory is like the Kirin 960 in the Huawei P10, but the GPU is new. It comes with an expected 1.4 times performance bump against the predecessor.
One of the features that is touted in this chip is VR support, so we may see phones with the Kirin 970 be Google Daydream-ready.

On the connectivity side, the processor will have a built-in LTE modem with Cat.12 protocol support, with a theoretical download speeds of up to 600Mbps. It will also have the usual connectivity options – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 on board. This chip will also be built on the 10-nanometre process technology by TSMC, which promises some considerable power savings.
We can expect the new SoC to be featured in Huawei’s upcoming Mate 10, which is set to be revealed in October. Some of the highlights of the smartphone includes a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display with a tall 18:9 ratio display, fast charging capabilities, and of course, a Leica-certified camera.
(Source: GSMArena )

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