Samsung’s Smartphone Market Share Drops In Q2

Galaxy S5

Sales of Samsung’s smartphones appear to be dropping, according to a recent report by IDC, the company is still the top handset maker in terms of overall volume, although their overall market share has dropped.

Samsung managed to ship a total of 74.3 million smartphones in quarter two of 2014, this is down from 77.3 million units for the same period last year.

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PlayStation 4 Last of Us Remastered Now Available (video)

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 owners that have been patiently waiting for the launch of the enhanced Last of Us Remastered game to be available for Sony’s next-generation PS4 games console.

It will be pleased to know that it is now available to purchase for the PS4 from retail stores and digitally via the PlayStation Store. Offering the ability to enjoy the award-winning game in 1080p high definition.

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EA Access Offers Xbox One Owners Netflix Style Game Service for $5 A Month

EA Access

Electronic Arts (EA) has today announced the launch of a new games service exclusively for Xbox One gamers to enjoy called EA Access, that provides a Netflix style service for EA games.

The new EA Access game service will soon be launching on the next-generation Xbox One games console and will be available via a subscription package for $4.99 per month or $29.99 annually.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Will Offer The Equivalent Of 4 Hollywood Movies (video)

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Activision has today released a new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare trailer for their upcoming game that is currently in development by Sledgehammer Games and team of up to 225 skilled developers, designers and video game creators.

The Call of Duty Advanced Warfare game is the 11th major instalment in the COD series and after the disappointment of the Call of Duty: Ghosts, the studio has pulled out all the stops to create a sequel that will provide “the equivalent of four Hollywood movies”.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Leaked

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

We have seen various photos of the Sony Xperia Z3 and now we have some photos of the smaller version of the handset, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

The handset is rumored to come with similar specifications to the Xperia Z3, although the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is said to feature a smaller 4.6 inch display, which will apparently come with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Blink Wireless Monitoring And Home Security System (video)

Home Security System

Blink a new monitoring and home security system has this week launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and is already looking as though it will raise $1 million or more in funding over the remaining 36 days of its project after raising over $300k in just the first few days.

The Blink home security system has been created to provide a wireless smart HD home monitoring and alert system that can be controlled via your Android or iOS smartphone. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Blink project and see it in action.

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Driverless Cars Headed To Public Roads In The UK Next Year

Driverless Cars

At the moment driverless cars are only allowed on private roads in the UK, this is about to change, as the UK government has announced that they plan to allow driverless cars on our roads by next year.

There were previously plans to bring driverless cars to the UK roads in 2013, and it looks like 2015 is the year that driverless cars will land in the UK.

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Samsung 105 Inch Curved TV Now Available To Pre-Order For $120,000

curved tv

If you are in the market for a curved TV and have deep pockets both Samsung and LG have this week announced that their new 105 inch Ultra HD curved TVs, first unveiled at CES at the beginning of this year, are now available to pre-order.

The Samsung UN105S9W curved TV is priced at $119,999.99 in the US and the LG 105UC9 curved TV will be available for pre-order in South Korea this week, with pricing and availability to be announced locally for around $117,000.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Gets Official

windows phone 8.1 update

Microsoft has revealed details on its new Windows Phone 8.1 update 1, this is the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, and it will bring Microsoft’s Cortana to new countries.

Microsoft Cortana will be headed to the UK and China in Beta and also India, Canada and Australia as an Alpha, the Chinese version will get a new look, as you can see in the photo below.

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Credit Card Sized Raspberry Pi Compatible Hardkernel ODROID-W PC Unveiled

Raspberry Pi

If you enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects but some times find the original Raspberry Pi mini PC a little to large for your needs and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module not suitable, you might be interested in a new credit card sized PC in the form of the Hardkernel ODROID-W.

The Hardkernel ODROID-W is equipped with the same Broadcom BCM2835 SoC found in the Raspberry Pi and includes HDMI, USB, and CSI interface, and expansion headers. Making it fully compatible with any projects you might already have built using a Raspberry Pi.

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Sky Now TV Lands On The Xbox One

 

sky now tv

Last week Sky launched their new Sky Now TV on the PlayStation 4 console, and now it is the turn of Microsoft next generation console, as Now TV is now available in the Xbox One.

Sky Now TV will give Xbox One owners access to a range of Sky channels, and the Sky Entertainment package will cost you £4.99 a month, the movies package will cost you £8.99 a month, and there is also a sports pass for £9.99 for 24 hours access.

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