Google prepares for a knock down drag out fight with Amazon at CES 2018

With the 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show set to open this Monday, Google has been setting up a very complex display for the large number of attendees that will be passing through the Las Vegas Convention Center. With the phrase “Hey Google” written on the side of the city’s monorail cars, and seen on various billboards around town, Google will apparently be heavily promoting Google Assistant at CES this year. A rivalry of sorts has developed between Google’s virtual personal assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa.
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The women of Hollywood have a plan to fight back – and not just in Hollywood


The women of Hollywood are fighting back – and not just for themselves.

Over 300 women in the entertainment industry (film, TV, and theater) have come together to form Time’s Up, a wide-ranging initiative that aims to battle systemic sexual harassment not just in Hollywood, but in blue-collar and service industry jobs as well.

The group, which includes Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, and Jill Soloway, has issued a statement announcing their intentions: Read more…

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Hollywood power players team up to fight sexual misconduct, led by Anita Hill


A collection of some of the most powerful people in Hollywood have formed a commission to address issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace, naming Anita Hill as its lead.

After the past few months saw dozens upon dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct against people in the entertainment industry and beyond, a group of executives from companies and organizations like Disney, Netflix, Paramount, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, Variety reported Friday. Read more…

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Prepare to get your behind kicked: Shadow Fight 3 is out, smooth as ever, less shadowy

When it comes to fighting games for mobile devices, you really don’t have a lot of options. One title that definitely sticks out due to its quality and control scheme has been Shadow Fight 2. It was developed exclusively for mobile, it had super-smooth animations, and controls which didn’t work terribly bad, considering all you have is a touchscreen.

Well, just yesterday, a new game in the series was released — Shadow Fight 3. Is it a better game or more of the same?

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Will the most hyped 'Game of Thrones' fight ever finally go down in the season finale?


Sometimes Game of Thrones theories are less theory and more straight up hype. And, in one case, the hype is just too real.

Cleganebowl is a prediction that has stayed with the Game of Thrones fandom since the days of yore, in 2013. Essentially, it’s fueled by the dream of watching the two most feared fighters in all of Westeros, the Hound and the Mountain (who are also brothers), face off in a fight to the death.

At this point, Cleganebowl is like a religion, with its own fervent following, hashtag, and dedicated subreddit. What is lacks in canonical evidence, it certainly makes up for in pure rad-ness factor. Read more…

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Panic detection mode is quietly featured on Android 7.1 to fight malicious apps

A feature that Google added to Android 7.1 hasn’t received much in the way of any press. However, this so-called “panic detection mode” helps users exit out of malicious apps. According to XDA Developers, this feature tracks how many times you press the back button within a certain period of time. Four button presses at .3 seconds a tap or faster will set off the mode, override the app, and send you back to the home screen.

This comes in handy if a malicious app prevents you from leaving it by backing out through its pages. The detection in “panic detection mode” sees that you are trying …

Transformers: Forged to Fight makes its way to Android and iOS

Kabam teased the release of their new game Transformers: Forged to Fight last month and said it will be available for Android and iOS devices this Spring. Earlier today, the new Transformers game was made available in the Google Play and App Store.

As the name suggests, Transformers: Forged to Fight is a fighting game where you can battle other players in real-time. You’ll be able to choose from any of the popular characters in the Transformers universe, including Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Waspinator, Rhinox, Grimlock, and Soundwave.

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5 of the greatest Batman games for Android and iOS – fight baddies as The Dark Knight

We know Batman holds a special spot inside the heart of every superhero fan. The Dark Knight is a fascinating character with his penchant for facing terrible tragedy with immense strength. And then you have a roster of absolutely cult rivals like The Joker, Bane, Poison Ivy, and The Riddler – all legendary characters with stories, powers, and agendas all of their own. Oh, and let’s not forget about all the cunning gadgets, vehicles, and weapons employed by Bruce Wayne – many of which you will get to wield yourself in the battle. Batman is a fantastic universe to make a game from, and these …

iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: The BIG Flagship Fight

Apple’s iPhone 7 has now been officially unveiled; after what seemed like an eternity of leaks, rumours, and speculation, the new model is here at last. So what’s it like? Well as per usual, the rumours were pretty much spot on, and indeed it does seem like the major changes are being saved for 2017’s 10th anniversary iPhone! However, there is still just about enough that Apple has tweaked aboard the iPhone 7 that may be of interest to fans – a significantly more sophisticated camera, enhanced audio features, and, for the first time ever; waterproofing!


Of course, Apple’s biggest rival is Samsung, and it’s true that the Galaxy S7 has remained the best flagship for pretty much the whole of 2016. Does the iPhone 7 best Samsung’s hero phone? Or can the Galaxy S7 maintain its lead? Let’s have a look at how the two stack up.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7: Major Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7

  • Display: 5.1in Super AMOLED 2560×1440 pixels (QHD), 577ppi (Galaxy S7 edge: 5.5in, 534ppi)
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB onboard , microSD slot
  • CPU and RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Samsung Exynos 8890 processor (region dependent), 4GB RAM
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixels, dual-pixel 100% phase detection sensor
  • IP68 water and dust proofing (1.5m submersion up to 30 minutes)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (Galaxy S7 edge: 3,600mAh) NON-removable

iPhone 7

  • Display: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch 3D Touch, 1334×750 and 1920×1080 pixel resolutions, wide colour gamut
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB
  • CPU and RAM: A10 Fusion processor, 3GB RAM
  • Front Camera: 7MP with wide angle lens
  • Rear Camera: Dual-lens 12MP – telephoto and wide-angle (for the Plus model), 4K video recording, optical image stabilization, /1.8 aperture, new 6-element lens, new image signal processor, quad-LED flash with flicker sensor
  • NO headphone jack, Lightning port, Stereo speakers
  • IP67 water and dust proofing
  • Capacitive Home key with Haptic engine

Samsung muddied the waters somewhat at launch by taking a leaf out of Apple’s playbook and not disclosing much information about the processor hardware. We already knew from earlier rumours that both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC’s would be inside various iterations of each Galaxy S7 model, and we knew 4GB of RAM was rumoured too. However, all Samsung said on launch day is that the Galaxy S7 has a 30% CPU performance uplift over the previous generation, and a 64% speed enhancement to the GPU, along with the introduction of a liquid-cooled heatpipe and heatsink setup to help in high-performance situations.

With the passage of time, of course, we now have a clearer picture. For the European, UK, and North American markets we know we’re looking at Samsung’s Exynos chipset; although it’s pretty much a moot point as the two SoCs are more or less comparable.

Apple’s iPhone 7 uses the new A10 Fusion chipset with a boosted 3GB of RAM – the most inside any iPhone to date. The firm is promising one fifth of the battery consumption for around a 40% increase in power over the previous generation A9 chip.

On the storage side of things, Samsung hasn’t exactly pushed the boat out with only 32GB and 64GB options, though each does support microSD card expansion. Apple’s re-jigged its storage variety with a 32GB base model, skipping 64GB entirely and going straight to 128GB and 256GB higher tiers. As usual though, there’s no microSD support at all.

As far as the battery is concerned, Samsung’s gone for a sizeable 3000mAh in the Galaxy S7 and 3600mAh in the Galaxy S7 EDGE – both should provide plenty of juice on a single charge, and we found in our review testing that you will indeed get a lot of mileage out of the Galaxy S7 series. Apple hasn’t revealed much about its battery tech, other than to state that you will get an hour or two more out of your daily charge than the iPhone 6s series.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs  iPhone 7: Design & Display

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 EDGE design hasn’t changed a great deal from the Galaxy S6 series, but then, why should it? The existing design language is bloody marvelous with a pleasing shape fashioned from metal and glass. Samsung did reintroduce water and dust proofing for the Galaxy S7 series, however, making it even better than its predecessor. On the display side of things, Samsung remains the undisputed king of smartphone screens with its universally acclaimed Super AMOLED tech. The current crop of devices offer a fantastic range of features, including an excellent colour gamut, superb contrast and brightness, and some of the sharpest visuals you’ll find on a mobile to date.

The iPhone 7 design isn’t massively different from the iPhone 6s either; the antenna bands have been moved to a more discrete location, and the physical Home key has been swapped for a capacitive Haptic touch one. However, the BIG change here is that this is the first iPhone generation with water an dust proofing – at last an iPhone where a dunk in the bath isn’t a death sentence. Apple’s iPhone 7 series re-uses the same size and resolution IPS LCD Retina displays we’ve seen before, which are decent quality. But it has also upgraded the brightness levels by 25% and dropped in a super wide colour gamut for more pop.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs  iPhone 7: Camera

Samsung’s camera tech is pretty impressive and capable, while also being extremely easy to use and get good results for even the most inexperienced and non-camera-savvy users. It features a 12MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture size, an optical image stabilisation (OIS) module, dual-LED two-tone flash, and Samsung’s amazing dual-pixel phase detection autofocus.

It remains to be seen how well Apple’s camera tech performs, but this is where the most advanced changes on the iPhone 7 series have taken place. The standard iPhone 7 model features a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS, an updated 6-element lens, a quad-LED TrueTone LED flash with flicker sensor (for capture in artificial lighting), and a new image signal processor. For the larger iPhone 7 Plus model things get even more involved as it has two 12MP sensors in a dual-sensor setup; one sensor has a telephoto lens and the other a wide-angle lens; combining all the image data for a much more detailed image as standard, but also allowing for a x2 optical zoom and 10x software zoom, and Bokeh depth-of-field effects.

HTC Sensation vs HTC Desire HD – FIGHT!

Just recently, one of the main Taiwanese phone companies has introduced the discharge of the latest product, the HTC Sensation. Throughout this era, the majority of the particulars regarding its specifications happen to be shrouded in uncertainty. The cost is unknown yet. The storage capacity is not obvious to a lot of, and it is processing speed continues to be suspected to become nearly 1 GHz only. As stated by many, the most recent release by HTC may be the new and enhanced version from the Htc Desire Mobile Phone HD. In several aspects, the HTC Sensation could be stated as getting all Htc Desire Mobile Phone HD’s features drawn on using the latest development for mobile phones, specifically in processing speed, and motion sensitivity.

Now, let’s compare the way the Sensation and also the Desire HD have commonalities and variations.

When it comes to weight, Sensation is simply a little lighter compared to Desire HD which has a weight of 164 grams or half the load of 1 small bottle of ketchup. Meanwhile, Sensation includes a weight of 148 grams or even the weight of the pack of 12-piece chocolate snacks. However, the dimension from the Sensation has elevated by hardly any so it’s not worth talking about the consumer will almost not have the difference in dimension when both mobile phones have been in his hands. Not a difference in weight, but nonetheless worth mentioning. How big the screen didn’t change Sensation still supports the same 4.3 inch touchscreen the Desire HD has however the resolution has considerably enhanced in the typical 480 X 800 to 560 X 960 qHD (quarter Hd).

As pointed out earlier, among the significant enhancements the HTC Sensation has in the Desire HD may be the processing speed. From Desire HD’s 1 GHz processing speed, the Sensation has showed up in a speed of just one.2 GHz in dual core, but don’t simply take it through the amounts. A rise of .2 GHz will considerably boost the speed of loading high bandwidth webpages and opening multiple tabs, and by using a dual core processor, this loading speed just becomes faster. Both models operate using Android 2.2 with HTC Sense.

Remarkably, the storage capacity of Sensation moved from the predecessor’s 1.5 GB to at least one GB only, with similar RAM of 768 Megabytes. However, this default storage capacity can nonetheless be broadened by placing an Sdcard 2. of even as much as 32 GB, making this very little of looking after about.

The specs of HTC Sensation’s camera have considerably enhanced when it comes to video recording, while taking of photos continues to have exactly the same quality. HTC Sensation has maintained the 8 megapixel auto-focus dual Brought expensive that it is predecessor had, but has enhanced in video recording from 720px to 1080px.

Overall, it really is better to buy HTC Sensation if you’re still searching for a brand new smartphone however, if you have the need HD, it might be easier to stay with it for longer since you will find no sky-rocketing enhancements to its specs yet.

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