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PC Gaming Show at E3 2015: Gears of War Ultimate Edition, No Man’s Sky, and More

PC game publishers, hardware manufacturers, and indie developers banded together to create E3’s first ever PC gaming showcase. Dubbed the PC Gaming Show, it was the longest conference this year. Most of the news, such as efforts on Hitman, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, or indie efforts like No Man’s Sky, Tacoma, and Ion were already present at earlier E3 events, ... Read More »

Apple Loses Taiwan Anti-Competitive Practices Court Case

Apple has lost a lawsuit in which it was accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices and will be fined TWD 20 million (roughly Rs. 4 crores), a Taiwan court said on Wednesday.The island’s Fair Trade Commission had previously levied the fine against the Silicon Valley firm for requiring its major Taiwan telecom partners to receive approval for pricing plans for ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Cortana Virtual Assistant Is Coming to Android Next Month

We already know that Microsoft is bringing its voice-based virtual assistant, Cortanato Android and iOS. The firm has now given a bit more information on when Android users in particular can expect the feature to hit the streets. Microsoft on Tuesday via the company blog post announced that it would be bringing the Cortana Beta app for Android “starting July”. ... Read More »

Some LG G4 Users Reporting Touchscreen Issues; LG Says It’s Investigating

LG’s latest 2015 flagship smartphone, the G4, has been noted by some users to be affected by an issue that makes the touchscreen unresponsive.An XDA Developer forum thread with over 100 LG G4 users has listed the touchscreen issues like failing to register taps and swipes, which causes the display to act unresponsive when the user tries to interact with ... Read More »

IT Department’s New Smart Database to Help Check Tax Evasion

A new “smart and intelligent” database is being set up in the Income Tax department to help check tax evasion, a “menace” that is “spoiling” compliance culture, a top CBDT official said on Tuesday.The database will immensely improve “mining” of data as it will include all financial transactions of individuals and entities. “We just don’t want to get penalty and ... Read More »

Microsoft Launches ‘Online Store’ on Snapdeal

Microsoft has launched a branded online store with e-commerce major Snapdeal, which will include the “full range” of US-based company’s products, including phones, tablets, PCs and software. To be noted however is that Microsoft is not selling its Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles on the store. Amazon India will still exclusively retail theXbox One in the country.”We are pleased ... Read More »

Nokia Faces Lengthy Arbitration Over LG Patent Royalty Payments

Nokia said on Tuesday that South Korea’s LG Electronics has agreed a deal to use the Finnish company’s smartphone patent license but royalty payments will be settled in a lengthy arbitration process.Nokia sold its once-dominant phone business to Microsoft last year, leaving it focused on its telecoms network equipment business while retaining its handset patents. Analysts said the future royalty ... Read More »

Opera Max Data-Saving App for Android Launched in India

Opera Software’s Opera Max data-saving application for Android devices, after beinglaunched in Europe and the US in February last year, was made available on Tuesday in India and Bangladesh. The app was announced in December last year, and was in private beta until its launch in February. The Opera Max app helps users compress all non-encrypted mobile data being downloaded ... Read More »

Torchlight Mobile to Launch for Android and iOS This Year

The popular Torchlight series of action RPG games is going to get an instalment on mobile this year. Perfect World Entertainment, the maker and publisher of innumerable RPG games, will be publishing the game, while Fedeen Games will be developing it. Runic Games, the makers of the Torchlight and Torchlight II, doesn’t seem to have much hand in it.For now, ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Warns If Your Destination Will Be Closed When You Arrive

Google has updated its Maps app for Android adding another useful feature that will warn users if they are navigating to a place that will already be closed at the estimated time of arrival. The feature can come handy in situations where we search for a nearby destination and end up reaching the place only to see it is closed.The ... Read More »