Iphone 8

         iPhone 8 releasal

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The iPhone 7 and 7plus had just been released on 16 September 2016 and the impossible design for iPhone 8 had been released. It has a totally complicated as unlike the other older versions of iPhone, the whole front of the phone is the screen. That means that Apple remove the physical home button, which from iPhone 5s  onwards, have the Touch ID function, and incorporated it into the screen.

iPhone 7            
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iPhone 8
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As you can see, Apple had made many changes between iPhone 7 and 8 like the position of the camera, size of screen, so on and so forth.

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Apple also changed the screen to an “all glass” construction with a curved 5.8 inch OLED edge-to-edge display. This is a big change and Apple plan to do it on their 10th anniversary. For the first time in the iPhone development, the phone can support wireless charging. It also have Face-scanning technology. With all the new functions and upgrades, it caused the price to skyrocket up tremendously. It shot up from USD$699.99 of the iPhone 7 to over USD$1000 of the iPhone 8!

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To further make the phone better, the iphone 8 is also pressure sensitive like the iphone 7 and 6s. This opens more doors for more functions to be added in in the future…

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According to my preference, I will definitely buy the product as it is has awesome designs and also has the wireless charging feature. Say goodbye to messy wires…

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Asus ZenFone AR

Asus ZenFone AR looks Daydreamy

Lets talk about the Asus ZenFone AR, a phone that amazes many. The first ever first phone that lets you use Google Tango AR and Google Daydream VR. Tango lets you see more of your world. Just hold up your phone and watch as virtual objects and information appear on top of your surroundings and also allow us to measure the distance between the chair and the coffee table by overlaying line segments in real time on the phone’s display. While the Google Daydream takes you on incredible adventures in virtual reality.

Daydream View

The phone also has a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 6 or 8GB of RAM and this allows more apps to be kept running at the same time. Faster speed to run games, allowing smooth gameplay and able to enjoy your time. Its screen is a 5.7-inch screen that’s just a bit taller than the iPhone 7 Plus and also with a “Tri-Cam” systems that combines motion, able to sense depth and a 23-megapixel camera. The camera can take 23-megapixel photos and 4K videos which is pretty impressive. 

Now lets talk about its appearance and materials. With a glass front and a soft leather back with a ugly-like rear camera which made the phone looks like something out of a mad scientist’s laboratory.

With a affordable price of  $599 seems worthy and a much better offer than a Apple phone in my opinion.With a raised home button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor makes it look like a more modern, advance  andriod phone.

In my opinion, purchasing the Asus ZenFone AR is a good choice out of all phones. Although the Asus ZenFone AR  is lightly skinned with the version of Android Nougat 7.0, setting up Tango and Daydream will be easy and straightforward taking only a few minutes.

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Google Glass

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Introduction

Google glass is a piece of futuristic tech worn similar to glasses, developed by X, previously Google X. The glasses work like a mini, wearable computer, with a display similar to a smart phone and hands off a experience.

Features

Google Glass, being a device on its own, has runs own apps, made by third party and also a few already existing google apps such as Gmail, Google+ and Google maps. Some of the third party apps include news apps, social media, photo manipulation, face recognition, exercise and many more. The Google Glass also has a companion app for Android and IOS called my Glass, allowing you to configure the Google Glass using your phone.

Uses

The Google Glass, being a hands-off piece of technology, has many uses. One such use would for Journalism, allowing you to see the story from the journalist point of view. Another would be for healthcare. The glass can store medical information, inform you when you next appointment and can even live steam appointments to patients. Even military uses have been explored, tracking animals and bird in the jungle.

Problems

 Such different and unique technology does not come with its downside. You are not allowed to where it into places such as cinemas and casinos as it has the ability to film and record. Some places have even banned Google Glass. The Glass does pose an issue to privacy, being able to use facial recognition on every stranger you meet on the street sounds scary and is something the Glass can do. The Glass can also film events and conversations, which raises more privacy concerns.

               Overall

Due to all the controversy surrounding the initial release, the Google Glass prototype has been discontinued on 15 January 2015, but a new Google Glass, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition may be released soon, but it has not been confirmed.

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Critical Ops (FPS game)

 

I will be talking about Critical Ops, a first person shooter. A game with good graphics and nice gun/skins. Critical Ops is a fast-paced FPS that will test your reflexes and tactical skill. There are 18 weapons excluding the knife.

There are 2 game mode, Defuse and Death match. Defuse is a game mode where there are 2 different team, counter terrorist and terrorist, 2 different bomb sites A and B. A game mode where terrorist will have a bomb to plant while the counter terrorist needs to defend bomb sites and kill each other.$800 will be given to each player at first and the money will increase on whether you win or lose, you will need to use the money to purchase guns.

There is a timer of 1 minute 40 seconds, if time runs out without terrorist planting the bomb, counter terrorist wins. If terrorist plants bomb at a site and after 35-40 seconds counter terrorist does not defuse it, bomb will explode and terrorist will win. If you are near the bomb, you will take a lot of damage and might die. if teams kill each other and if all of the teammates dies, the team who survives win.

Death match is a game mode where you get any game you want and there are still 2 teams of counter terrorist and terrorist but this time you get to go wherever and kill the opponent. You will respawn every time you die. There is a timer of 8 minutes, 1 kill 1 point added to the scoreboard. 

The graphics are stunning with a maximum of 60 fps(frames per second) here are some pictures of the maps in-game. Requires Android 4.1, iOS 8.4 or later. Works best with a IPhone 6 or Samsung S6 or up

There is a control setting containing shooting/crouching/jumping/scoping layout settings like changing the x and y sensitivity and where the shoot button will be. There is also missions, complete missions and get around 20-30 credits. You will need 200 credits to buy a case. You can get skins for cases, skins are ranked from tier 1-7 . Tier 1 are commons while tier 5 are the maximum/legendary tier for normal guns, tier 6 are different type of knives without skin while 7 are knives with skins. In-app purchase are:

-240 credits for $2.98

-400 credits for $4.48

-1400 credits for $14.98

-3000 credits for $28.98

-10000 credits for $68.98

Overall i think that Critical Ops is a really good game to try out, it is not pay to win and can relax minds. Killing opponents allows you to relieve stress and have fun. Critical Ops a no-nonsense, action packed first person shooter, playing it can allow you to be amazed.  

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League of Legends

I will be talking about this game called. League Of Legends. It is a popular computer game which has nearly 100 million players online monthly. Clocking over an amazing billion hours of playtime in total by the players. It is a 5v5 MOBA game consisting more than 130 champions to play and experience.

League Of Legends was a game favoured by everyone from the age of 12-30. The game only took a couple of months, at most a year to get noticed by people from all around the world.

This game came out in the late 2009s and it is available on Microsoft Windows and macOS. When it first came out, there were only 17 champions but now there is a whooping amount of 137 champions in the game. The game is constantly thinking of new ways to improve and find ways to make this game better.

League Of Legends is a free to play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Game where the teams battle each other in 2 teams of 5 in an arena called, the Summoner’s Rift. They get to pick the hero that they wish to play and fighting against their enemies, leveling during the match and gaining gold to buy different items to make their hero stronger to be able to take down the turrets guarding the enemy’s Nexus and secure a win.

One thing that I love about this game is that is entirely skill-based and not a Pay To Win game.  Means that you do not have to spend any money on the game in order to win at all. What makes it more exciting is that there is a free hero rotation every week, consisting of 6 free champions. There are also skins to the champions that you have to use money to buy which allows you make your champions look cooler compared to the original skin.

Players can choose weather to face off alone or together with friends facing off enemies. You also get to pick the hero you wish to play, each with their own special abilities, weaknesses and strengths. When the game starts, they will give you 500 gold to start of and buy your starting items. They are roles to the game for example: Junglers an Mid-laners. League Of Legends consists of 3 lanes. Players would have to kill the minions which spawn automatically on the map to earn gold in order to purchase the items needed. The main aim of victory is to destroy the enemies’ nexus while protecting yours.

Do I recommend online gamers to play this game?

Yes, definitely, even to people who do not enjoy playing online games frequently, I am sure that once you have laid your hands on this game, I guarantee you that you will spend many hours playing this game.  There are also guilds that you create to invite your friends into playing the game. There also other game modes like Ranked and custom. Ranked are for players who have reached Level 30 on their account while custom matches can let players do 1 v 1 with each other.  To be honest, I also play the game a lot but I do not have a computer which can handle the game’s FPS so I had to stop. But when I was playing, I was engrossed into playing the game that I couldn’t stop for 2-3 hours straight. I think that League of Legends is a ‘must try’ game and it’s free, so why not give it a shot ? Who knows, this might be your next favourite game.

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Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash is a game that requires your hands to be quick and agile. It costs $2.69 for iOS and Android. It ranges in different levels from the easiest to the hardest. It is about a character in a square-like shape that you can change its colour and face as you complete levels.Levels are downloaded and there is a name of the creator to tell you who created the level. The popular levels are always at the top with many comments.Some levels require to switch to different transportation such as spaceships, through portals as shown above in the picture.

People who cannot handle the levels and try a demo of the level through a button named “Practice” before trying the actual level. But the level will not be considered complete through Practice.

Until now there are still a lot of people playing it even it was released long ago. For those who cannot spend money on games, they can try the other two versions of the game such as ‘Geometry Dash World’ and ‘Geometry Dash Meltdown'(shown above in the pictures) for free for a glimpse of the game even on iOS.

The other two versions has almost the same features as the original version of the game , ‘Geometry Dash’ except ‘Geometry Dash Meltdown’ cannot download levels and only has trial levels which are very few. ‘Geometry Dash World’ has almost the same features as ‘Geometry Dash’ except it has lesser levels.

And all the levels in the 3 versions even the trial levels , has its own unique background music to enhance the level and attract music lovers to play.

This game was released by Robtop Games and was produced by Robert Topala. The character reacts by jumping and dropping by tapping and not tapping respectively.

This game contains achievements that are completed through finishing difficult levels , collecting stars etc.

Sometimes , after you complete a level , you can get a secret silver colour key that can unlock a secret vault that contains many attractive treasures as you collect more keys to unlock them.

This game is suitable for people who loves music or gaming , even both.

I think this game is in general very demanding and requires quick reaction.  For people with not that fast reaction, i would recommend them to start from the easiest level. This game is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later, with iPhone, iPad and iPhone touch, requires Android 4.0 and up.

 

Source Credits : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robtopx.geometryjump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometry_Dash

 

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Last Day on Earth: Zombie Survival

Last Day on Earth: Zombie Survival is a survival game like the name suggests and there would be different types of zombies trying to kill you along with other players from around the world.

Once you spawn in your selected server which you can decide upon installing and loading the game, you will be given a Cleaver and no resources at all and the plot of land you spawn into will be where your home will be built. The plot of land would offer you valuable resources required for you to craft tools and build a simple shelter. However, zombies will roam everywhere on your plot on land and others as you explore the map. Mining, chopping trees, gathering resources, and killing zombies, players, or animals (wolfs and deer) would grant you Experience Points (XP) which would allow you to level up and get skill points which you can spend in the crafting menu to learn the recipes to craft different items which can aid your survival. More items can be unlocked by reaching a certain required level.

To travel to other areas, one must travel out of the plot of land they are in to access the world map where from there, one can select the area he/she wants to go. Travelling takes time and one can travel to an area within seconds by spending energy to run there. There are different areas and different indications on each area. There are other player bases which will be indicated with their in-game name beneath a house.

There will be 3 military bunkers available for players to explore and each of them will require their own access card to enter. There will be a vault in it which will require a password to enter which has not been found out or discovered yet. The other areas will be areas to gather resources.

There will be 2 types of area to gather resources from, Limestone Ridge and Pine Bushes, each having more of their own resource (Limestone Ridge having more ores and Limestone and Pine Bushes having more pine trees and berry bushes). Other players would be able to access those areas as well so do not be surprised when you bump into one.

Players would have to protect their own bases buy building walls around their base and sustain on their own, having to get water and food. Getting water and food can be difficult to some and easy to others. You can get water by using a Rain Catcher to get water. You can get food by growing your own or killing deer. There is hunger and thirst to manage and you can die from it. Cooking food restores more health and hunger. There will be vehicles and other modes of transport excluding a train. Which means you can explore other areas outside your map vision. Build a radio tower to expand your map vision and go to a antenna tower to join a clan or guild. Crafting a vehicle quickens the pace of travelling from place to place.

There are special events like a supply drop and a airplane crash site which will appear occasionally for a short period of time. Every 24 hours, a zombie horde will move through your plot of land, destroying the walls of your shelter if not properly upgraded or defended.

Overall, I have only been playing this game for a month and have been enjoying the game-play so far. The game is available on IOS and Android free for all players.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1(2nd Generation)

 

 

Do you think that your computer needs to be repair most of the time ? Do you have the feeling that your current computer is too old to use ? Well, if you have these thoughts stuck in your head. Then, you could use this new labtop called the, Lenovo’s ThinkPad.

The Lenovo ThinkPad is the latest model of the high-end two in-one hybrid. This is an improved version of the previous model, the Lenovo ThinkPad. They have similar looks but I guarantee you that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is much better. Not only, does it have a high-end two in-one hybrid, it also has a seventh-gen Intel processors and it also comes with a Wireless WAN connectivity. Other than that, it basically has the same design, features and add on modules as the previous model.

This second generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, also contained various uses for processors, memory and storage options.

According to Lenovo, they said that it should be available on the web in UK soon and they also hope that it would available in Australia by the end of the month. But they will update it with an official international pricing whenever available.

People will ask what is the difference of the two models ? Why did Lenovo have to create a new model when they already have a very successful one ?

I will answer to that. Its because the Lenovo ThinkPad is already well-regarded to business users, but they thought that business users could use an even better device to help them on the way. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a portable, productivity-geared Microsoft Surface-like device. Which makes it very impressive and attractive for users like business workers to buy this product.

Honestly, I would keep this decision in my head as I would really could use a new computer. I would save my money and buy a better computer better than the one that I am currently using now. Even though, they have not launched it for sale, I’m sure that this is one computer that I am gonna keep it mind in case I can buy a new one.

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Pokemon Emerald

 

 

 

 

 

Pokemon Emerald is the third generation of Pokemon together with Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire. The player starts out with either a Treeko, Torchick and Mudkip. This Generation has 135 new Pokemon on top of the 251 Pokemon from generation 1 and 2.

 

As you could probably see in the picture, the Rayquaza is one of the legendaries in the game, and with Ruby and Sapphire, the legendary is Groudon and Kyogre respectively.There is also the Regi trio RegiRock RegIce and RegiSteel, Latios and Latias, Jirachi and Deoxys.

This Generation features new things like Pokemon natures, genders, personalities  and abilities. There is also now berries that Pokemon can hold and use during battle so that you can heal status effects. one can heal paralysis, one can heal burn effects, one that cures poison and more.

There is the addition of Double battles, and a Battle Frontier, adding to the original battle tower.

 

The villains are no longer team rocket, but team magma and aqua, who wants to capture Groudon and Kyogre respectively.

There is also a new set of Gym leaders, Elite Four and Champion.

The Gym leaders are Roxxane who uses Rock types, Brawly who uses Fighting types, Wattson who uses electric types, Flannery who uses Fire types, Norman who uses Normal types, Winona who uses Flying types.

There are two Gyms where you would have to do a double battle. The psychic type gym and the water type Gym. The Elite is Phoebe who uses Ghost types, Glacia who uses Ice types, Drake(not from the orange islands) who uses Dragon types, and Sydney who uses dark types.

Spoilers Ahead

The Champion is… Wallace! The same Wallace in the water type gym. He still uses water types. However, he does not use the same team so he would be much tougher.

End of Spoiler

Conclusion

Personally, I have enjoyed the game a lot, and I would recommend others playing it.

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Playstation VR

Playstation VR

Introduction

Released on October 13 2016, the Playstation VR is a virtual reality headset manufactured by the Sony and developed by Sony Interactive entertainment. The headset allows you to immerse yourself fully in a fictional universe. Using different controllers (not included with the VR headset) allow you to interact with things in the fictional world, adding to the immersion.

Move controllers used for the VR

Games

Being part of the Playstation family, it has a plentiful amount of games. Ranging from horror games to shooting games, the huge variety of games allow you to find a game of your choice. Unfortunately some games require you to buy another controller/s to play.

Using The Headset

The headset is relatively easy to use, the headset has a few knobs to adjust the comfort of the headset and the how far away the screen is to your face, to accommodate for glasses. Other than that you look around the real world and it looks around a virtual world, ultimately does its job of being a VR headset well.

Cost

On release, it cost S$599. Compared to other headsets like the Oculus rift(S$862) and the HTC Vive (S$1104), it is relatively cheap.

Pros And Cons

The VR is comfortable to wear, cheap compare to other options like it, has a wide section of games and is a great bonus if you have an already existing Playstation 4. On the other hand, it is rather expensive, needs extra controller to work sometimes and requires a Playstation 4 to work, and not everyone has a Playstation 4.

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