Uncharted 4 Release Date Delayed Until April 2016 – Adds Key Sequences and Extra Resources

Sony PlayStation and Naughty Dog have announced today that the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be delayed once again. The final “episode” of the series was set to be released on March 18, 2016, but now it’s coming a month and a week later, on April 26, 2016.

Game director Bruce Straley and the creative director Neil Druckmann confirmed this news by saying that the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is “wrapping up production and is shaping up” and that they will finally release the proper Nathan Drake that they’ve promised.

They’ve added that unfortunately in order to make sure that the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is released without bugs and issues, they will need to delay the release date of this game until April 26, 2016.

This is also the largest “Uncharted” game until now and it seems that the developers have been working very hard to make sure that this game will be enjoyed by anyone who will play it.

However, according to Straley and Druckmann, once the developing team has approached to the final deadlines and it started to wrap the game’s level, they’ve realized that some of the key sequences need some extra resources. After the developing team considered all their options, they decided to extend the schedule in order to make sure that the game gets “polished” before releasing it to the public.

Straley and Druckmann also said that pushing the date is not an easy choice for anyone who’s about to release a big game. They’ve added that they know that a lot of loyal fans are waiting for this awesome game and they apologize for the delay of the final chapter of Uncharted.

The Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released exclusively for PlayStation 4 on April 26, 2016.

Samsung Galaxy J7 – A Mid-Range Smartphone Which Supports The Adaptive Fast Charging Feature

The Galaxy J7 came in June and Samsung has released the Adaptive Fast Charging feature, which will help the owners to take full advantage of this phone’s capabilities The device has a 3000mAh cell and Director of mobile, Samsung Electronic West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revematas, assured the users that they won’t need to recharge the battery so often.

Thanks to the ultra-power saving mode offered by Samsung, the Galaxy J7’s battery life will be extended and the users will be able to talk more on the phone with their friends, but, by default, the phone offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The J7 is a phablet costing Rs. 14,999 in India, which is around $227, so it’s a very cheap device with good specs, and it has all the chances to dominate the mid-range smartphone segment.

So, if you want to know more about this cheap, but amazing smartphone, then we’ll tell you that it has a polycarbonate shell (available in White, Black and Gold colors) and a metallic chrome frame, it measures 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm and it weights 171 grams. The screen has a size of 5.5-inch and it uses Samsung’s popular Super AMOLED technology, but the resolution isn’t very high, being limited to 720 x 1280 pixels, and it gives a pixel density of only 267 ppi. But this is a mid-range smartphone and you shouldn’t have high demands from it.

The J7 came loaded with Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), but Samsung hasn’t mentioned anything about upgrading it to the latest Marshmallow version. Inside, it features a 64bit Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor, which consists of a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, which is backed by an Adreno 405 GPU, but there is a second variant of the device which uses an Exynos 7580 octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, which is backed by a Mali-T720MP2 GPU. No matter which version you choose, the device will support multitasking and you won’t have problems with the browser performance. However, both versions come equipped with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The camera on the back supports 13 MP, it has an aperture of f/1.9 and a 28mm lens, and its features include autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and Full HD video recording. The front camera is 5MP, its aperture is f/2.2, it has a 23mm lens and offers LED flash for perfect selfies at night.

Nintendo’s Pokémon Go Will Be An AR Smartphone Game

Nintendo is working on an augmented-reality smartphone which will run on Android and iOS and will be released next year. The game will come along the Pokémon Go Plus, which is a wearable device that will use a Bluetooth connection and will notify the users when it will detect another Pokémon in the area. John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic Labs, talked about the upcoming Pokémon Go and how it will change the users’ lives.

Hanke said that Nintendo’s goal is to make the users walk out their houses and find a Pokémon within a few minutes, so they’re everywhere and you can battle with them anytime. However, there will be gyms, but the Hanke wasn’t able to give too much information on what they will be like, if they’ll be gym leaders, or if the players will get badges, if there will be an Elite Four, or even a Champion.

There will be different kinds of Pokémon living in various parts of the world, so it’s obvious that the Water Pokémon will be located near the water, but you can trade your rare Pokémon with another one you’ll find hidden somewhere. Unfortunately, Pokémon Go will have exclusive Pokémon living only in some regions and it will be frustrating for the players who “live” in areas populated with Zubats and Rattatas, while their friends can catch Dragonites and Charizards in other parts of the world.

Hanke has added that they will have events for Pokémon, so the users will be able to trade stuff with their friends, but there will be also players who will travel the world to catch a Pokémon, while others are training their Pokémon in order to prepare it for the battle (League Champion).

The best thing about the Pokémon Go Plus, which can be worn as a watch, is that it will inform you if something is happening in your area, saving you from continuosly checking your phone for that.

Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Pro 13 – Which High End Laptop Do You Prefer?

At the beginning of this year, Dell has released the XPS 13 laptop, which has a nice design and great specs, being priced at around $1,000. The MacBook Pro 13 has a similar price and a 13.3-inch Retina screen and an Intel Core 5 processor, but which has a higher clock speed. In this article, we’ll tell you more about their specs, and if you like any of these laptops, then now it’s time to sacrifice your savings and replace your old device.

Designs

These laptops are not looking cheap like those models with a black polycarbonate chassis, as the MacBook Pro 13 comes with a matte silver design, it’s very slim and, but the Dell XPS 13 is slimmer, and has an aluminum frame and a carbon-fibre keyboard surround, which is very soft to touch. The MacBook is 200 grams heavier, but Dell’s laptop is as rigid as Apple’s device, but it has a more premium aspect.

Keyboard and touchpad

Both laptops have a backlit keyboard and you won’t need to push hard on the keys, and also, you won’t get tired when typing for a long time. However, the MacBook Pro 13 wins the battle because it has a touchpad which benefits from the Force Touch technology and it responds to various levels of pressure. The Dell XPS 13 has a smaller touchpad, which has a standard form, with integrated buttons.

Displays

The Dell XPS 13 has a WLED backlight sized at 13-inch, which supports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The 13.3-inch Retina Active Matrix TFT Color LCD screen of the MacBook Pro 13 supports a lower resolution of 1280 x 800
Pixels and the aspect ratio is 16:10. So, the Dell XPS has a sharper display, but the MacBook Pro 13 is better for watching movies, because the aspect ratio was chosen especially for this type of use.

In terms of color reproduction, well, Dell managed to reproduce 95% of the sRGB color gamut, while the MacBook Pro reproduced 98%. As for the brightness, on Dell’s screen reaches 418cd/m2, while the MacBook laptop reaches 400cd/m2.

Hardware

The Dell XPS 13 is powered by an Intel Core i5 (2nd Gen) 2467M dual core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, but which can reach a max Turbo Speed of 2.3 GHz, which is backed by 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM and it’s kept alive by a 6-cell lithium polymer battery.

The MacBook Pro 13 features an Intel Core i5 dual core processor clocked at 2.50GHz, but it’s backed by either 4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and the battery lasts, approximately, seven hours.

iOS 9.2 Jailbreak Release Date and TaiG Features

One of TaiG’s partners has published a report, in which it was confirmed that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak will be released in short time. The group of hackers has started working on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak after the update was available for the public and this news has made happy a lot of users.

3K Assistant is one of TaiG’ partners, and it’s represented by Stephen Phen. He posted a message on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo about the iOS 9.2 jailbreak, saying that it’s in the works and will be released as soon as possible. He also posted screenshots of the original post, on his blog, so this information is official.

Phen has specified that the team has worked on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak for eight hours until they’ve had a breakthrough and obtained promising results. We’re guessing that the hackers have found an exploit in iOS 9.2 and they’ve continued working on the jailbreak tool, which isn’t fully complete, but it will be soon, and it will be released to the public.

So, 3K Assistant, which is a piracy App Store, has assured the jailbreak fans that they’ll get their hands on the iOS 9.2 jailbreak soon. This store is TaiG’s “sponsor”, who funds the hackers so they can succeed with their new jailbreaks, and until now 3K Assistant has housed the iOS 8 jailbreaks.

Recently, the developers have received the iOS 9.2.1 beta and this is forcing the hackers from TaiG to release the jailbreak for iOS 9.2 before the final version of iOS 9.2.1 will be released to the public. Otherwise, the users who will upgrade to iOS 9.2 won’t be able to jailbreak their devices and they’ll be stuck with this version. Because Apple has the habit to stop signing a firmware when the company releases a newer version of its software and if the iOS 9.2.1 will be released before the TaiG team will finish the jailbreak tool, then all their efforts will be in vain.

YouTube Will Stream January’s Democratic Presidential Debate

The final democratic presidential debate will be coming to YouTube, according to the latest report by the video sharing platform.

The Google-owned service revealed this information on Wednesday, saying that it will partner with NBC News in live-streaming the January 17, 2016 event. The debate will be aired on NBC starting from 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm ET and it will be hosted by Lester Holt, who is NBC Nightly News’ anchor. The show will then be live-streamed on NBC News YouTube Channel for everyone interested to watch from wherever they are.

Given the popularity of YouTube in the U.S. (a recent study revealed that YouTube is the leading service when it comes to internet traffic in the country), this move might be the app’s opportunity to emulate Facebook’s one of a kind milestone that saw it connect up to 1 billion people in a single day.

The debate will pit the remaining candidates Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head to head against each other and it takes place just before the casting of the first caucus and primary votes.

The video streaming company acknowledged the fact that users have been following the proceedings of the U.S. presidential campaigns closely on the platform and from multiple angles; for instance, candidates launching campaigns, light-hearted moments during the campaign period and even YouTube creators talking about community issues that matter. But this time, “you can now watch the candidates’ debate live on YouTube”, the company wrote on its blog post.

More involvement from the online community

According to Google, the fact that YouTube will be live-streaming the presidential debate means that online viewers will have an opportunity to be part of the debate before it starts, during and after it ends. YouTubers will also be able to ask questions.

It won’t be something strange for these presidential candidates when they get the information that the debate will be available to YouTubers live. This is true because most of them, if not all, have been making use of this platform to upload videos during this campaign period. One example is Hillary Clinton, whose campaign announcement video has garnered close to 5 million views from the time it was uploaded back in April. She has since then continued to enjoy this platform for promoting her campaigns.

The company said that it will be availing more information on how YouTubers will be able to engage in the final democratic presidential debate. Keep following us and we will update you once YouTube unveils the info.

You Can Now Remove Bad Memories from Facebook’s Year in Review

This year has been quite a success for major tech companies, including Facebook.

The leading social networking company finally managed to connect up to 1 billion people in a single day, an achievement that has never been reached by any other social networking platform.

Now that 2015 is almost over, the company wants to ensure that you end it with your happy moments of the year only and nothing bad at all.

Facebook has now made it official that the more than 1.5 billion people that use this app can now access the Year in Review feature. This tool is aimed at giving you some of the best memories as far as Facebook photos are concerned for the past one year.

Year in Review feature has a new design

As mentioned earlier, this year has been quite a success for Facebook. The company has been rolling out some mind-blowing features and services in a bid to keep itself relevant in the highly competitive market as well as attract more users to the platform.

These efforts have seen the company redesign the Year in Review feature such that it takes the appeal of a photo strip. In addition, the new tool is now a lot customizable than before, making it easy to filter out any of your sad or bad memories during the year.

This is a cool update and for sure many will appreciate it, especially the ones that were unhappy with it last year, claiming that it resurfaced some bad memories they preferred not to be reminded of, for instance, photos of loved ones who passed away or even those of exes. This year’s edition is fully customizable such that the user is in control of what appears. This can be achieved by simply swapping the undesired photo with what you want to see just in case the algorithm doesn’t catch it. After this, you can also decide whether to share the memories with your friends or to keep them to yourself.

Furthermore, the tech giant also said that it has changed the approach it uses when it comes to choosing the photos to view in your Year in Review tool. The feature now makes use of what the company calls “a unique set of filters” to ensure that it reduces the chances of showing you a photo that you are not interested in seeing. This attempt is, according to Facebook, aimed at filtering out the potentially bad memories.

Samsung Galaxy J7 vs. Samsung Galaxy J5: Feature Review

Samsung is one of the leading makers of smartphones in the world. In fact, the company’s devices are the most selling when compared to any other major smartphone OEM in the world right now.

Even though the South Korean giant is not doing so well in the flagship handset industry, it has been leading all the way when it comes to the mid-range and low-end smartphones. Samsung, this summer, unveiled two amazing smartphones, in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Samsung Galaxy J7.

At first glance, you will be surprised at how identical these two look. However, getting much closer to them will reveal otherwise, with the first impression being the relatively smaller dimensions of the Galaxy J5 and basically the superior performance power of the Galaxy J7.

Design features

As mentioned above, the two phones look very identical from a distance. However, a closer look will reveal that the J7 is slightly bigger than the J5. As far as dimensions are concerned, Samsung designed the Galaxy J5 with measurements of 142 by 73 by 7.9 mm and gave it a weight of 149 grams. This device has a battery unit of 2,600mAh and it runs on the latest version of the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

The Galaxy J7 on the other hand measures 152.4 by 78.6 by 7.5 and has a weight of about 171 grams. The device packs a much better 3,000mAh battery unit and it will also be powered by the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Processing power and performance specs

As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy J5 was unveiled this June. The phone features a 5-inch touchscreen display that manages a resolution of up to 720 by 1280 pixels.

Inside the phone you will come across a Qualcomm-based quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset that is clocked at 1.2GHz and has a decent RAM of 1.5GB. Further inside, you will find an onboard storage of 8GB, which can be expanded to the extent of 128GB using a microSD card. This mid-range smartphone even gets better when it comes to photography, as it packs a 13MP snapper on the rear and a 5MP snapper on the front, which should be handy for taking quality selfies and making video calls.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 was also unveiled in June this year and on it you will find a 5.5-inch screen size with a similar resolution as its counterpart. Inside the J7 there is an in-house octa-core Exynos 7580 chipset that is supported by a RAM of 1.5GB. As far as internal storage is concerned, this mid-level smartphone comes with 16GB, but just like the J5, it can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

The rear and front-facing cameras of the Galaxy J7 are no different from what you get with the J5.

Connectivity features

Both the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 are dual SIM phones that can handle two micro SIM cards. Both devices also come with a variety of connectivity options that include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM, GPS, 3G as well as 4G. The phones also come with a Proximity sensor as well as Accelerometer.

As far as the pricing is concerned, the smaller Galaxy J5 is obviously cheaper than the bigger J7, but the price variations are not that significant. To get a new Samsung Galaxy J5 you require about $210 while a new Samsung Galaxy J7 will cost you an extra $30 when bought on Amazon.com.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The smartphone industry has been changing pretty fast in the past few years. The industry that was once dominated by Samsung has now started receiving new and extremely potential players mainly from China.

While Huawei has been leading the way when it comes to Chinese smartphones, Xiaomi has risen to the top and it has done so very fast, coming in with quite commendable handsets, both in the high-end and mid-range market, markets that Samsung has been enjoying unrivaled dominance in the past few years.

Just this year, Xiaomi has unveiled several eye-catching devices, among them the Redmi Note 3. This device was unveiled this November and a glimpse at it will tell you that this OEM is really in the game. Nonetheless, despite the phone coming in with quite a number of amazing specs and features, the Samsung brand name that comes with the Galaxy Grand Prime is significant enough to stifle efforts by Xiaomi to break into the mid-range market.

The question is are the buyers still stuck with brand names when it comes to buying smartphones or do they go for the features and specs of the devices? Well, let’s find out more in this comparison of Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3.

Design specifications

Samsung changed the entire design of the newest flagships Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5, dropping the plastic design of the Galaxy S5 and instead replacing it with an all-metal design. However, this build is only meant for the flagship devices and since the Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-level device, the phone comes with a plastic design with measurements of 144.8 by 72.10 by 8.6 mm, weighing 156 grams. The Grand Prime has a display size of 5 inches and a modest resolution of 540 by 960 pixels.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a screen size of 5.5 inches that manages a decent screen resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. As far as the measurements are concerned, the Redmi Note 3 is definitely larger than the Grand Prime with its dimensions of 150 by 76 by 8.65 mm. In addition, this device has a slightly heavier body than its counterpart, weighing an approximate of 164 grams.

Performance specs

When it comes to performance, you will love what you find on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone more than what the Grand Prime brings to the fold, but both devices are worth the buy. The former comes with an octa-core Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 processor that is clocked at a speed of 2.0GHz and is supported by a RAM of 2GB and 3GB on other variants. Inside the phone you will further find an internal storage of 16GB on the base model and 32GB on the version with 3GB RAM, but unfortunately, this is just what you get with this phone as it has no expandable memory slot.

When it comes to photography, the Redmi Note 3 features a 13MP snapper on the rear and a capable 5MP snapper on the front. The phone was launched this November 2015 and it came with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

All these will be powered by a massive 4,000mAh non-removable battery unit.

When you come to the Galaxy Grand Prime, there is a rather older quad-core Qualcomm-based Snapdragon 410 chipset that is clocked at 1.2GHz and has a RAM of 1GB. The Grand Prime’s performance specs get even worse as compared to the Redmi Note 3 when the internal storage is put into consideration.

Samsung only installed onboard storage of 8GB on the Prime, but unlike the Note 3, this device features an expandable memory of up to 32GB using a microSD card. Photography matters also leave the Grand Prime trailing the Redmi Note 3 as the former brings in a rear snapper of 8MP and a front-facing camera of 5MP.

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with dual SIM support where you can insert to SIM cards in the phone. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM as well as 3G. There is no support for 4G connections, which is a clear indicator that this phone is meant for the developing world where internet infrastructure is still wanting. Nonetheless, you will still find sensors such as Proximity, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

On the other hand, Xiaomi’s model also accepts two SIM cards, but it has better connectivity options that add 4G to what the Grand Prime already offers. As far as sensors are concerned, the Redmi Note 3 comes with Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor as well as Accelerometer.

Pricing

When it comes to pricing of the two phones, you will be shocked to find that despite the fact that Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is more spec-packed than Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime; the former is cheaper than the latter.

Even though there is no word on whether this phone will be available in the U.S., the phone is currently valued at $179.99 for the base model and $209.99 for the top-end model on GeekBuying. On the other hand, the Grand Prime comes in at a price of $229.99.