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Warren Spector Joins OtherSide to Work on System Shock 3

Warren Spector, a veteran in the video gaming industry, is joining Boston, US-based developer OtherSide Entertainment in the capacity of studio director, the company announced on Wednesday, and will be working on System Shock 3. Spector has been known for his work on some ground-breaking and award-winning games such as System Shock and Deus Ex. Recently, he’s been directing a ... Read More »

The Original Rayman Heads to the App Store

The original Rayman, a side-scrolling platformer that first hit the Atari Jaguar back in 1995, will be re-released for iOS devices on Thursday, Ubisoft Montpellier has announced. In a tweet published on the game’s Twitter account, the developer added that “the original Rayman is back!” with an animated gif image showcasing the disc cover the game released with twenty years ... Read More »

Facebook to Open Instant Articles to All Publishers

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to open up its Instant Articles programme to all publishers globally to give users a better and faster reading experience – whether it is news, views or opinion pieces. The announcement is expected to come during Facebook’s “F8 Conference” in San Francisco on April 12. “To date, we have been working with a ... Read More »

Truecaller Launches TrueSDK to Simplify User Registrations

At a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday, phone directory app Truecaller announced the launch of TrueSDK, which enables third-party app users to sign up with their Truecaller profile and also verify their phone numbers. TrueSDK helps users quickly utilise their Truecaller credentials to log in to third-party apps and verify their phone numbers (if required), saving them time. The ... Read More »

Gmailify Gives Gmail’s Best Features to Yahoo, Outlook, and Hotmail Users

Google last year started letting Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, and users of other email services link their non-Gmail accounts to Gmail. This gave users access to their non-Gmail mails within the Gmail client for Web and mobile. Google on Wednesday announced an expansion of this feature, with Gmailify. It brings two major additions, with the biggest being that users without a ... Read More »

Music Video Service Vevo Aims to Launch Paid Service

Vevo, the music video service owned by major labels Sony and Universal, is working on launching an ad-free subscription service with original content later this year. Erik Huggers, who took over the CEO job in April, announced the plan at the Code/Media conference on Wednesday. Vevo videos, which are racking up 17 billion views a month worldwide, would continue to ... Read More »

LG G5 to Sport Snapdragon 820 SoC, Confirms Qualcomm

After Le Max Pro and Xiaomi Mi 5, the LG G5 flagship smartphone is officially the third smartphone announced to feature the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The chipmaker confirmed the news on Twitter, and said, “Don’t miss a whole new way to play with LG and Snapdragon 820-coming February 21,” the date on which LG is set to unveil ... Read More »

Apple Being Asked for Access to Just One iPhone, Says White House

The court ruling ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers represents just one case, the White House said on Wednesday, emphasizing that the US Department of Justice is asking the tech giant for access to a single device. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest deferred to the Justice ... Read More »

HTC to Preload Keeper Security Password Manager in Upcoming Smartphones

HTC on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with Keeper Security, the maker of Keeper password manager and digital vault app, to give enhanced password security to its users. HTC adds that the application will come pre-installed in select HTC models this year. Users will get the option to choose the premium or the free version. The Keeper app will ... Read More »

Smartphone Graphics to Rival PlayStation 4, Xbox One in 2017: ARM

Every year we see smartphone companies boast about the processing and graphics capabilities of their device. And rightly so – the modern smartphone is immensely powerful, and comparable to desktop PCs from just a few years ago. Whether it’s gaming, or its affinity to mimic your desktop computer, we have come a long way. And in less than two years, ... Read More »