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Microsoft said to be building a new instant messaging app for iPhone

It s apparently going to be a cross between IM and email. Under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has drastically changed its stance on providing software for rival platforms. We have seen the company release many of its apps and services to platforms like Android and iOS, and it s clear that the Redmond based... Read More The post Microsoft said to be building a new instant messaging app for iPhone appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 takes bezel-less smartphone beauty to new heights

Not that different from its predecessor, the stylish, in-vogue handheld marginally ups the display size and performance ante. With the utopian dream of a completely bezel-free mobile gadget crushed by pragmatic constraints and practical sensor or front-facing camera needs, the best compact device lovers can realistically hope for is a screen-to-body ratio circling 80 percent.... Read More The post Sharp Aquos Crystal 2 takes bezel-less smartphone beauty to new heights appeared first on VR-Zone.
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LG confirms dual-flagship strategy is still on, G4 Note coming by year’s end

The name, of course, isn’t etched in stone yet, but most likely, Samsung’s Galaxy Note family will be directly targeted by LG G4’s big brother. Probably sensing the G4 Stylus and G4c announcements confused more than they inspired, suggesting perhaps the oft-rumored ultra-high-end pen-capable variant of the G4 was canceled, the Korean smartphone manufacturer felt... Read More The post LG confirms dual-flagship strategy is still on, G4 Note coming by year s end appeared first on VR-Zone.
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An upset at #1?! The Top 10 anime of Spring 2015 according to Recochoku

We are now midway through the Spring 2015 anime season and most certainly, some fans already have their own personal favorites, and with that, the Japanese music and entertainment website, Recochoku, has asked fans to vote for their favorite titles of the season. The online poll garnered 811 votes, an overwhelming 59% of which were...Read MoreThe post An upset at #1?! The Top 10 anime of Spring 2015 according to Recochoku appeared first on SGCafe.
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Microsoft Office Preview for Android smartphones is now available

After rolling out the Office for Android tablet earlier this year, Microsoft has now made available the Office Android for smartphones in preview form. The new Microsoft Office app for smartphones brings you the familiar look and feel of Office to smartphones. One of the interesting new features is the cloud integration that allows you... Read More The post Microsoft Office Preview for Android smartphones is now available appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Asus outs N3150M-E motherboard with Intel ‘Braswell’ SoC

Asus today silently introduced a new motherboard that comes with a fanless Intel Braswell SoC. The new N3150M-E is a microATX motherboard with an intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor onboard. The chip is based on the Intel Airmont platform and is a fanless chip with a low 6W TDP. It has a base clock speed... Read More The post Asus outs N3150M-E motherboard with Intel Braswell SoC appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Apple rolling out first major software update for the Apple Watch

Do you own an Apple Watch? If yes, you should expect to receive a new software update on your smartwatch very soon as Apple has begun rolling out the very first major software update for the device. The new software version 1.0.1 of Watch OS includes a number of bug-fixes and performance enhancements that should... Read More The post Apple rolling out first major software update for the Apple Watch appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Apple brings Force Touch to MacBook Pro 15, lowers 5K iMac starting price to $2,000

The rumored minor rehashes are now official, although they’re even more trivial than anticipated. You wouldn’t typically expect any big product announcements from Cupertino with under a month to go until the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but between the phablet-sized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and futuristic Apple Watch, the once uber-conservative company proved surprises... Read More The post Apple brings Force Touch to MacBook Pro 15, lowers 5K iMac starting price to $2,000 appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Asus Zenfone 2 launched in the US, starts at $199

The 4GB RAM variant will be priced $100 higher than the base model. Asus took its sweet time, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has finally launched the Zenfone 2 in the US market. The 4GB model, the one that gives the Zenfone 2 the edge over the competition, is priced at $299, and in addition to... Read More The post Asus Zenfone 2 launched in the US, starts at $199 appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge post 10 million unit sales worldwide

Impressive number so soon in the two flagship Android phones’ existence, but presumably less remarkable than the early box-office records of the Galaxy S5 and S4. Once upon a time refreshingly open about the precise shipment figures of its highest-end devices, Samsung turned the page to a much more opaque chapter following unsatisfactory long-term GS5... Read More The post Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge post 10 million unit sales worldwide appeared first on VR-Zone.
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LG fully unveils ‘exceptionally priced’ G4 Stylus and G4c

We’ve known G4’s larger and smaller siblings were coming for a while now, but it’s perhaps a little surprising to see them basically roll out at the same time as the leather-backed flagship. Watch out, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG is tackling you head-on with a “Rubberdium Stylus”-enabled phablet. Of course, that’s an apples and... Read More The post LG fully unveils exceptionally priced G4 Stylus and G4c appeared first on VR-Zone.
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[Video] Monster Musume’s very first PV is finally streamed

Monster Musume is without a doubt one of the most highly awaited anime adaptations this upcoming summer 2015 season, and TOHO Animation has started streaming the upcoming monster girl anime s very first PV The video features the six main girls for the anime, Miia the Lamia (CV: Sora Amamiya), Papi the Harpy (CV: Ari Ozawa),...Read MoreThe post [Video] Monster Musume s very first PV is finally streamed appeared first on SGCafe.
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Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus could launch earlier than expected due to high component yield

Reports out of Taiwan are claiming that Apple could launch the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sooner than usual this year thanks to high component yields. Unlike previous years when we heard that Apple was having difficulties with the yield on key components for new iPhones, this new report does come as a surprise. The... Read More The post Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus could launch earlier than expected due to high component yield appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Early Galaxy Note 5 launch? Tepid Galaxy S6 sales? Samsung exec denies it all

JK Shin didn’t advance a Note 5 ETA or “authentic” S6 shipment numbers, but saw the need to “firmly” discredit speculation over Samsung’s current and future flagship. With vexing rumors swirling in regards to the “next big thing’s” inability of breaking Sammy’s financial slump, it felt obligatory for one of the company’s higher-ups to go... Read More The post Early Galaxy Note 5 launch? Tepid Galaxy S6 sales? Samsung exec denies it all appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Android Wear 5.1.1 update goes out to select watches, spread may take weeks

Formally announced roughly a month ago and pre-installed on the luxury new LG Watch Urbane, the firmware finally begins its wider-scale release. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say Google waited for Apple’s first big move on the wearable chessboard before unleashing a vicious attack on the “iWatch.” Or maybe it’s just a giant... Read More The post Android Wear 5.1.1 update goes out to select watches, spread may take weeks appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Original Gundam mecha designer, Kunio Okawara, Build Fighters Try voice cast, coming to Singapore for Gundam Docks

With 3-meter Gundam and Char s Zaku II statues coming to Singapore for Gundam Docks in Singapore, Singaporean Gundam fans have definitely have a lot to be happy about, and they are about to become happier. The special guests for the event have finally been announced, and the biggest one may be the legendary anime mecha...Read MoreThe post Original Gundam mecha designer, Kunio Okawara, Build Fighters Try voice cast, coming to Singapore for Gundam Docks appeared first on SGCafe.
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Gen Urobuchi’s ladies, Akane from Psycho-Pass and Amy from Gargantia, get introduced in Nitroplus Blasterz fighting game

For its upcoming May 28 update, the Nitroplus and Examu cross-over fighting game, Nitroplus Blasterz: Infinite Heroines Duel, will be adding three new characters to their already-all-star line-up of Nitroplus heroines, and two of the are coming from series created by the infamous Urobutcher himself, Gen Urobuchi. From his popular science fiction crime drama, Psycho-Pass, comes...Read MoreThe post Gen Urobuchi s ladies, Akane from Psycho-Pass and Amy from Gargantia, get introduced in Nitroplus Blasterz fighting game appeared first on SGCafe.
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Innodisk’s latest DRAM-less SSDs promise high reliability

Innodisk today announced the new 3ME3 DRAM-less solid state drive range for the enterprise market. Thanks to the DRAM-less design, Innodisk claims the new 3ME3 series SSDs offer greater reliability compared to conventional SSDs. Although Innodisk hasn’t revealed any numbers, it claims the 3ME3 series SSDs offer impressive real world performance in sequential and random... Read More The post Innodisk s latest DRAM-less SSDs promise high reliability appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Super Talent releases the USB 3.1 portable RAIDDrive

NAND Flash storage maker Super Talent today announced the USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive. It is a high-performance portable storage device offering impressive speeds comparable to most internal SSDs. The RAIDDrive makes use of USB3.1’s high bi-directional bandwidth, allowing it to boast of maximum read speeds up to 750 MB/s and write speeds of 700 MB/s.... Read More The post Super Talent releases the USB 3.1 portable RAIDDrive appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Report claims AMD will take on NVIDIA’s GeForce Titan line with ‘Fiji’ GPU

A new report published on Sweclockers.com today claims that the AMD Fiji GPUs will not be used on the upcoming flagship R9 390X series cards but will instead be used in a niche card that will be targeted at the enthusiast segment, similar to NVIDIA’s Titan line. This means that the AMD’s flagship R9 390X... Read More The post Report claims AMD will take on NVIDIA s GeForce Titan line with Fiji GPU appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Synology DS214 Play review

Synology’s DS214 Play is the speedy media-focused big brother to the DS214. A closer look at the Synology DS214Play At first look, the Synology DS214 Play looks awfully similar to the DS214. Both devices feature an identical case that houses two drive bays. To the untrained observer, the only difference between the two devices is... Read More The post Synology DS214 Play review appeared first on VR-Zone.
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The long-rumored Apple TV set debut isn’t happening this year either

Maybe in 2016… or maybe never. Although far from a one-trick pony, the Cupertino-based giant founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hasn’t really diversified its ventures of late as the fickle and always changing tech landscape favors. Even the stubbornly conservative Microsoft looks ready to take some risks with Windows Holographic software and gigantic... Read More The post The long-rumored Apple TV set debut isn t happening this year either appeared first on VR-Zone.
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That elusive 500 GB Nvidia Shield Pro Android TV console? It’s (probably) real

Outed by mistake already on Nvidia’s website, then quickly filed under developer-oriented products never to go out to consumers, the set-top box surfaced again on Amazon… before vanishing a second time. Now, this is confusing. Will we or won’t we see the Shield Android TV, aka Shield Console, aka just Shield offer 500 GB of... Read More The post That elusive 500 GB Nvidia Shield Pro Android TV console? It s (probably) real appeared first on VR-Zone.
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Otakus march to Akihabara to protest against racism in Japan

On the outside, Japan may seem to be a peaceful and modern country which accepts foreigners to visit with whole heart, however, there is still a bit of a dark side to that as racism and xenophobia are still rampant in the country. Japan is currently plagued by anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic Korean demonstrations led by...Read MoreThe post Otakus march to Akihabara to protest against racism in Japan appeared first on SGCafe.
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Eurocom Armadillo 2 is a Broadwell Ultrabook with 32GB RAM

Eurocom has unveiled its latest Ultrabook the Armadillo 2, powered by the latest Intel 5th Generation Broadwell processor. Don’t go by its simple industrial design, the Armadillo 2 is a true beast of an Ultrabook when it comes to specifications. Featuring an aluminum chassis that is just 0.8 inches thin, the Armadillo 2 weighs just... Read More The post Eurocom Armadillo 2 is a Broadwell Ultrabook with 32GB RAM appeared first on VR-Zone.
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