ShareWant to know the most Trending Games of 2016 ? Read the article Google Play Store and App Store both have zillions of gaming titles, but not all games are worth your time. Moreover, many new titles are added to this list everyday. So, if you’re wondering which are the top trending hot titles one must have, don’t worry. Here is a list of top 5 trending games available for both Android and iOS which are supposedly awesome. Some of these games are free while others are paid. Feel free to leave suggestion(if any) in the comments. So, lets get started. 1. MARVEL Future Fight   Imagesource If you’re into superhero kind-of theme and want to experience the thrill of being one then MARVEL Future Fight will do the job. Gather the mightiest Super Heroes and Super Villains, assemble your team, and protect the universe at all costs! Imagesource Marvel: Future Fight is a 2015 superhero-themed, role playing video game. It features some of the most beloved Marvel characters including The Avengers, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Guardians of the Galaxy, complete with their signature moves and abilities that will allow players to build their own unstoppable team in the fight against well-known villains such as Loki, Doctor Octopus and Ultron. Its plot goes like this-S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury has sent a dire call from the future: The multiple dimensions of the multiverse are collapsing upon each other – and it’s up to you to ensure humanity survives! Wage epic battle against Super Villains in stage-based battles across a deep, immersive single player RPG campaign to unlock exclusive content, new costumes and rewards! Test your mettle against other players in 3v3 battles! Moreover, you can choose from four unique hero types – Combat, Blast, Speed, and Universal – then pit your champions against your opponents’ teams for supremacy. Imagesource Need a little help to get through the next Super Villain battle? Summon your friends via the Ally System for reinforcements and claim victory as a team! You can unite the greatest heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe for the epic battle that will decide the fate of all realities – MARVEL Future Fight! Yes, including Doctor Strange.   MARVEL Future Fight (App Store)    MARVEL Future Fight (Play Store) 2. Asphalt Xtreme No Road, No Rules! Join the world renowned Ashpalt series for a trip on the wild side! Imagesource Asphalt Xtreme is the first off-road racing iteration in the Asphalt series. It features a lineup of rally cars, monster trucks and a vast amount of snowy tracks and dirt. Break through to uncharted territory with Asphalt Xtreme! Rip around dunes, charge through canyons, drift across the mud and fly past your opponents to reach the finish line! With 5 different race modes and a career mode comprising of 5 series with each series containing several seasons player gets a long lasting immersive gameplay time. Each season is comprised of several races ranging from Rookie to Master. Again the vehicles are also sortable by the same 5 Performance classes from Asphalt 8: Airborne: D, C, B, A, S. To sum up, you’re getting 5 game modes, 400+ Career events, 500+ Mastery challenges, Limited-Time Events and more are on the way. Imagesource Perfect nitro is renamed as long nitro. Triple nitro activates all three or four bars at the same time for added speed.Furthermore, the Extra Nitro Booster lasts for 10 minutes as compared to in Asphalt 8, which lasts 4 hours.    Imagesource So what are you waiting for? Gas up and take off.           Asphalt Xtreme (Play Store)    Asphalt Xtreme (App Store) 3. Does Not Commute Does not Commute is a temporal paradox in which you have no one to blame but yourself. Imagesource It tasks you with navigating a car from point A to point B. The car drives forward automatically, and you tap the right side of your screen to turn right, or the left side to turn left. After you successfully guide your first car across the neighborhood to its exit point, you’ll be asked to do the same with a second car with new starting and ending points. That’s where the game starts to get tricky. Every time you start a new car, you have to find a path to the exit that keeps you from ramming into your other vehicles as they replay the exact routes you just drove. In other words, it starts off with one driver and their car. But when you complete their route, another person appears and you have to control their car, while the previous one is still in effect (temporal paradox). Imagesource As you progress through the game, you’ll be given other types of vehicles to drive, including ATVs, mopeds, and boats. Also, each vehicle is also unique with their weight, handling, and speed, so you also have to take that into consideration. If you start crashing cars into buildings, poles, or whatever else, then the car gets slowed down, meaning precious seconds are wasted. Thankfully if you mess up really bad you can rewind your current vehicle at the cost of one second off your total time. Furthermore, you can also gain extra time by driving over tokens that appear on the map. Wit new levels you’ll get new power-ups that can be used to enhance certain aspects of your car.   Imagesource Its a free game with no ads. But here lies the catch. The only problem is you can’t save your progress unless you pay for the in app purchases. You have to start over on level 1 every time you restart the game. This might get hectic. So, don’t play, if you don’t plan to pay. Does Not Commute (Play Store)    Does Not Commute (App Store) 4. Clash Of Clans Despite of being released almost 3 years ago, Clash Of Clans is still one of the top trending and highest grossing game available for both Android and iOS. Imagesource Clash of Clans is an online multiplayer game in which players build a clan, train troops, and attack other players to earn gold, elixir and Dark Elixir. Clash of Clans tasks players to build their own town using the resources gained from attacking other players through the game’s fighting features. The main resources are gold, elixir and dark elixir. Imagesoure As you build and expand your small camp into a burgeoning fortress you unlock more building types, but never enough to weigh you down with choices. Hit a high enough level and you can take over the Clan Castle, allowing you to forge allegiances with other players, upgrade your barracks, and create different types of unit. Furthermore, players can conjoin to create clans, groups of up to fifty people who can then partake in Clan Wars together, donate and receive troops, and talk with each other. Clash of Clans uses the single player mode as a way for new players to get acclimated to the game.Hence tuning their attacking strategy before they are sent into the multiplayer world where trophies and resources are on the line. Imagesource Those who are looking for an opportunity to build a world, while destroying someone else’s, will find Clash of Clans a very appealing package. So go and grab it. It’s free and easy to get into.  Clash Of Clans (Play Store)    Clash Of Clans (App Store) 5. Hitman: Sniper Step into the shoes of Agent 47 in Hitman: Sniper and discover the most compelling sniper experience on mobile. Imagesource Hitman: Sniper is a sniping game based on the Hitman universe where the player snipes enemy targets in an increasingly difficult fashion. The player is behind a sniper rifle, and needs to take out as many targets as possible before killing the target. When progressing through the game, more high-value targets will unlock to identify and take out. You’re introduced to much more complex challenges such as hitting a target whilst moving, blowing up a target, and making sure you dispose of bodies. You need to pay attention to the surroundings of your enemy. You need to eliminate the enemy and make sure no one else gets suspicious. Different from Hitman series, Hitman Sniper has rather simple controls. You look around by dragging your finger across the screen. You zoom with the rifle by using a pinching motion on the screen. And you shoot with a single, heavy tap on a target. Imagesource With more than 150 missions, this game will keep you busy for days if not months. After eliminating targets you can collect weapon parts and complete blueprints to unlock the most powerful weapons. The online leaderboards allows user to compare their scores against all other players of the game in the world as well as their friends. This gives players a competitive push to perform better. Imagesource So what are you waiting for? Step into the shoes of Agent 47 in Hitman: Sniper and BECOME THE ULTIMATE SILENT ASSASSIN.  Hitman: Sniper (Play Store)    Hitman: Sniper (App Store)   ...

Share Which are some of the best PC games available now ? Let’s find out an answer ! Time keeps on slipping into the future. With dozens of new titles releasing each month, we have a lot of great games. But some of you might be wondering which games are on the top of trending charts. Well fear not, because we’re here to help 🙂 Here’s a list of Top 5 trending games (which may or may not be released) in no particular order. 1. Watch Dogs 2 Imagesource Can any game handle this much anticipation? Ever since its announcement at E3, Watch Dogs 2 has been tipped as the game to define the new generation of open world games. No matter how you feel about the first Watch Dogs, it was a great game, with few issues. One of Watch Dogs main issues was that its story was not all that engaging. Watch Dogs 2 aims to rectify this. Watch Dogs 2 is set in San Francisco Bay where players use hacking power to expose government and free people from corruption. Best thing is, Marcus Holloway, the game’s new protagonist is not out there to seek revenge, like the previous game. All he wants is to be free from ctOS 2 (a centralized operating system) After being wrongly accused of a crime by the 2.0 version of ctOS, Marcus sets out to clear his name by working with the hacking group known as “DedSec.” Imagesource To recreate San Francisco, Ubisoft flew designers and artists to the city eight times over, capturing 40,000 pictures and over 200 hours of video. In effect of this painstaking attention to details, Watch Dogs 2 will probably have the best and most realistic open world ever featured on a game. Marcus can create firearms by using his 3D Printer, plus he can send out his quadcopter and remote-controlled car for enemy scouting/remote hacking. Conversely, using his hacking abilities he can get things done while remaining in the shadows. As you go around San Francisco you can listen in to people’s conversations and read their text messages. Walking around a street corner and seeing a couple getting into an argument or friends having chat about their class test, is cool. My favorite part,  you can pet the adorable dogs as much as you want. Imagesource “Watch Dogs 2” will be released on Nov. 15, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For PC gamers, Watch Dogs 2 has been delayed by 2 weeks. It’s worth the wait because it has a ton of extra features, options and support for 4K resolution. 2. Titanfall 2 Imagesource Titanfall is a FPS where players can control both the pilot, and the Titans, mech-style exoskeletons. The pilot has an arsenal of abilities like invisibility cloaking, parkouring, zip-lining and wall-running which enhance their efficiency during combat. The original Titanfall was well accepted by gamers and critics. Fast paced multiplayer and destructive weapons coupled with sci-fi multiplayer maps made it one of the must have titles. But the lack of single player campaign puts it in an awkward position. There was no story to connect the dots. No background for the players to know how the universe was shaped. So of course, the most significant addition to Titanfall 2 is the single player campaign. Imagesource The player assumes control of Jack Cooper, a rifleman from the Frontier Militia, who is sent to an alien planet and must ally with his former squadmate’s Titan named BT-7274 to fight against both local alien creatures and human enemies from Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation. Players are allowed to use multiple ways to complete objectives, such as utilizing stealth, or using the long-ranged or short-ranged weapons provided in the game to assault enemies. In addition, the game features platform elements, which task players to make use of Cooper’s parkour abilities to solve environmental puzzles, and access the previously inaccessible areas. On multiplayer front, Titanfall 2 is great. Titanfall 2 won the “Best Online Multiplayer” game award at the 2016 Game Critics Awards which took place after E3 2016. The skill system is improved, and players are rated based on their performance in a multiplayer match, regardless of whether their team wins or loses. In addition to this, matchmaking is also enhanced, with the game automatically helping players to find a new match after the end of every match. Imagesource The game is scheduled to be released in October 28, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.   3. Rise of the Tomb Raider Imagesource Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider series reboot, launched exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015, with PC and PS4 versions launched this year. A special edition of the game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 in October 2016. Imagesource The game’s storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city’s promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice and perform her role as Lara. The in-game environment includes a weather system that both human and animal characters can react to and a day-night cycle. Moreover, one can collect items such as “plants, minerals, metals, cloth, hides, and other items” which can then be used to create new tools and weapons. They include grapple lines for traversal; traps, explosives, and poisoned weapons for combat, and bandages for healing on the fly. Imagesource Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best action adventure games out there. Some say that it is better than any game from the Uncharted series. 4. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Imagesource Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. As of this writing, the official trailer has over 34 million views. What’s notable is that it also has over 3.3 million dislikes, compared to about 544,000 likes. As a result, the trailer became 2nd most disliked video on all of YouTube. The game’s campaign is centered around a battle for the Solar System, which the Settlement Defense Front (SDF), a hostile force who are the main antagonists, are attempting to take over. The player takes control of Captain Nick Reyes of the Special Combat Air Recon (SCAR). They will have their own transforming fighter, named “Jackal”, that they can customize as well as a central hub world named Retribution. Infinite Warfare introduces a major overhaul to the class system called the “Combat Rigs”. Similar to the Specialist system in Black Ops III, there will be six rigs in total, including Warfighter, Merc, FTL, Stryker, Phantom and Synaptic. All of which have different payloads, weapons, abilities and playstyles. In addition to these, the game also features a cooperative multiplayer Zombies mode, which has its own gameplay mechanics and story, separate from the campaign. There’s also a special edition of Infinite Warfare which comes with a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Critically acclaimed, Modern Warfare received an aggregated score of 94% from both GameRankings and Metacritic. It was the top-selling game worldwide for 2007, selling around seven million copies by January 2008 and almost sixteen million by November 2013. Infinite Warfare is set to be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 4, 2016. 5. Battlefield 1 Imagesource Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X with its debut video game, Battlefield 1942, which was released in 2002. Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, and the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4. The game is set in the period of World War I, and is inspired by historic events. Players can make use of World War I weapons, including bolt-action rifles, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and mustard gas to combat opponents. Melee combat is reworked, with DICE introducing new melee weapons such as sabres, trench clubs, and shovels into the game. Players can also take control of various armored vehicles, including light and heavy tanks, armored trucks, biplane aircraft, battleships and zeppelin, as well as ride horses into battle. Also, destructible environments and weapon customization features present in the previous games, returned in Battlefield 1 and are more dynamic. Imagesource The game’s multiplayer is planned to support up to 64 players. Furthermore, the new squad system allows a group of players to enter and leave game servers together. The game launched with nine maps and six modes, which include Conquest, Domination, Operations, Rush, Team Deathmatch, and War Pigeons. The game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 21, 2016. 2016 indeed is promising to be a good year for the gaming geeks. However, we will have to wait and watch to see the reaction of the fans ! ...

SharePlayStation VR – A winner all the way PlayStation VR, known by the code-name Project Morpheus was first announced at The 2014 Game Developers Conference. Few days back, on Oct 13th, Sony launched PlayStation VR. Here’s everything you need to know about PlayStation VR: Tech, Specs, Best Games as well as Price and availability. ImageSource Technical Specifications:- External Dimension – VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection headband at the shortest) Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm (width × height × length) Mass – VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)  Processor unit: Approx. 365g Display – 5.7 inch OLED display Resolution – 1,920 x RGB x 1,080 (960 x RGB x 1,080 per eye) Refresh Rate – 120Hz, 90Hz Field of View – Approximately 100 degrees Sensors – Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer) Connection – VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack Interface – Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX Imagesource PlayStation VR at a glance:  Sony’s virtual reality headset compatible with all PS4 systems  Price of $399 not including required PlayStation Camera and highly recommended move controllers.  50 VR games to be available by the end of 2016  Significantly cheaper than other rivals like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PlayStation VR is Sony’s virtual-reality head-mounted display, which requires the PlayStation 4. But, what is VR?? Well, it makes you feel like you are somewhere your body is not. It attempts to fully immerse you into a virtual environment. It’s a virtual world that gives you the experience of being somewhere else in a different time, at a different place, all without ever leaving your home. For those who are wondering how PlayStation VR works, here is the official explanation: “PlayStation VR (PS VR) is a headset that displays a stereoscopic (a different image is in each eye) view of Virtual Reality (VR) content generated by the PS4 system. The headset contains blue LED tracking lights and motion sensors that are used in conjunction with the PS Camera to track the position and orientation of your head in real-time. VR games and applications use this tracking of your head to render immersive 3D visuals and audio that put you into a virtual world. The PS4 and PS Camera also track DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move motion controller, and PlayStation VR Aim controller to allow you to interact with this virtual world.” Imagesource – Benjamín Núñez González   Why do I need a VR headset ? Interesting question, but a simple answer.. The main reason you’re looking to get a VR headset is to play games. At the launch PlayStation VR has some impressive games and moreover Sony has promised more than 50 titles by the end of 2016. Survival-horror, action/adventure, FPS and other genres will cover a lot of experiences you can expect to experience with PS VR. Do I get any demo ? Can I experience it a bit before shelling out my money ? Yes ! When you get PlayStation VR, you get a demo disc which has all the ready-to-play titles. The demo disc is also available on PlayStation store for free download. You can play these demos and then go for the titles you love. Here is the list of some of the best titles available for you to buy now:- Imagesource – Benjamín Núñez González Job Simulator – The game takes place in a highly interactive future world where players can try their hands at a mix of menial and skilled jobs with the opportunity for mischief along the way. EVE: Valkyrie – EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dog fighting shooter set in the EVE universe. If space is your thing then go for it without blinking an eyelid. Rez Infinite – The ultimate version of Sega’s psychodelic rail-shooter adventure Rez, with its unique blend of shooting, rhythm and action. VR Worlds – VR Worlds includes five games: The London Heist, Danger Ball, VR Luge, Worlds Scavengers Odyssey and Ocean Descent. It’s included in the launch bundle. Battlezone – Strap yourself in the Cobra Tank and enter the explosive chaos of a neon-bathed far future Earth and face tanks, turrets, drones and mechanical swarms as you fight for the survival of the planet. Friends and family can watch you as you game thanks to Social  Screen TV – which displays a 2D version of what players are seeing in 3D on your TV. Compatibility Issues ? All the games available on PlayStation 4 are compatible with VR  but only in 2D “Cinematic Mode”, which simulates a large cinema screen inside the headset. For instance, playing Black Ops 3 Zombies on a huge screen. Sounds cool, right? Furthermore, you can also enjoy Netflix hits like Narcos on the cinematic screen without leaving the comfort of your home. PS4 and PlayStation Camera are necessary for PS VR whereas Move controllers are optional. But for the complete VR and 3D experience, Move controllers are highly recommended.  The PS VR Aim Controller, unveiled at Sony’s E3 2016 press conference let’s you aim and take fire in your immersive world. However, there’s no news on its pricing or launch details. PlayStation VR is designed to be fully functional with PlayStation 4. If you’re starting from scratch, you’re spending $800 for a PlayStation 4, PS VR headset, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, and a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds. Whereas if you own a PlayStation 4 the complete kit (Launch Bundle) will cost you around $500. In either case, it’s cheaper than Oculus Rift($600, without necessary controllers) and HTC Vive ($800) which require high-end PC’s that already cost more than $1,000. Get your hands on the Launch Bundle as soon as possible as it’s already out of stock with the major retailers. I am in India, when do I get it ? I knew this question was coming 🙂 Indian customers in particular the one’s looking forward to get their own PS VR headsets may have to wait a bit longer. According to Sony, Indian launch date will be “Confirmed in due time”. We will surely keep you posted on the news!   ...

ShareApple Watch Series 2 – It does make you feel ! Apple unveiled the Watch Series 2 alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, just a few weeks ago. The Apple Watch Series 2 brings advanced fitness-tracking features that make it more than just a smartwatch. Here are the specifications of the Apple watch series 2 for the nerdy ones among you. SPECIFICATIONS Processor:   Apple S2 Display:  OLED Retina display. 312 x 390 pixels (42mm) or 272 x 340 pixels (38mm) Operating system: watchOS 3 Sensors:  GPS, heart-rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor Storage:  8GB Water resistance:  ISO standard 22810:2010 (50 meters) Connectivity:  802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 We’ve been waiting for a sports watch with all the smart functionality. A watch that reduces the gap between sports and smarts, and that wait is over with the release of Apple Watch Series 2. READ – Google October 4 Event – The Highlights ImageSource – www.apple.com Design and Display When it comes to looks, the Watch Series 2 is virtually identical to the original. It comes in two sizes, the 38mm model (starting at $369) and the 42mm version (starting at $399). The Apple Watch 2 is slightly thicker and a bit heavier. It has similar rectangular display, a digital crown control and a single button on the side. It’s design has barely changed. It’s supremely comfortable to wear. Due to minimal changes in external design, all last year’s straps and bands still fit on the new Watch. A simple button press allows you to remove the straps. ImageSource – www.apple.com   Besides thickness, the only other change here is that Apple made the Series 2’s AMOLED display twice as bright as the touchscreen on the original. It makes reading in direct sunlight much easier. The display blinks off when you put your wrist down or when you’re not doing anything on the watch for around 10 seconds. ImageSource – www.apple.com   ImageSource – www.apple.com The $10,000+ gold Edition style isn’t an option for the Series 2, but it has been replaced by a ceramic option which has been buffed for over two hours and starts at a price of $1249. There is also a Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ model, which comes out in October. It is still a standard aluminum Apple Watch, just with some extra Nike perks. It comes with exclusive watch faces and a different band with holes that allows your skin to breathe a little more freely. Upgrades In spite of looking similar on the outside, on the inside the Apple watch 2 is completely different. Faster Processor and GPU The original Apple Watch was frustratingly slower in loading apps, but that is not the case any more. Apple claims the new S2 Watch processor is 50 per cent faster than the original and that is certainly true. It still takes a couple of seconds to load apps but load times are nowhere near as long as they were on the previous watch. With a GPU that’s twice as powerful as the old one, everything feels smooth and slick. Water Resistance ImageSource – www.apple.com Apple watch series 2 is water friendly. Now you can wear your watch when you’re swimming or go for a quick shower with it. The watch can withstand up to 50 meters of water. It’s also configured to monitor your swim accurately, with settings for open water or pool swimming included in the Workout app. Apple watch series 2 ejects water from the speaker port. When you take it out of water mode, it pushes out any liquid that might have gotten inside. That is cool, isn’t it? As you turn the crown, the speaker starts making noises so that any water inside it is expelled. The only problem with using the Apple Watch in the water is that you can’t use your fingers on the screen. At the start of a swim workout, Apple Watch Series 2 auto-locks the display to prevent accidental screen touches from water. GPS ImageSource – www.apple.com Good news for active outdoor runners, cyclists, and other athletes, the Apple Watch Series 2 has a built-in GPS. Apple calls the technology “assisted GPS” and defines it as using “a combination of technologies—Wi-Fi, GPS, and locally stored and regularly updated satellite hemispheric data—to identify location. This means you can go for a run without your phone strapped tightly to your arm. Once your activity is finished all the data stored on the Watch is instantly beamed to the Activity app on your iPhone. In use, the GPS works just as expected. Your route gets divided into three different colored line segments: green (where you were moving quickly), yellow (where you were slow) and red (where you stopped). This color code makes it easier to get an overview of your speed over time. But the Apple Watch isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, no smartwatch is completely accurate. Battery Life Battery life has improved a lot with the new Apple watch. It easily gets through the day with more than normal usage. But to get through 48 hours you’ll eventually need to fill it with juice. It’s like a one day per charge watch. Even with the GPS on continuously, Apple watch lasts about 5 hours and 15 minutes. WatchOS 3 WatchOS 3 brings huge experience and performance boosts. It’s also available for old Apple watch but with the newer version, it’s a charm to use. A quick press to the side button will lead you to the Dock of favorite apps. You can customize which apps appear in the Dock. From there you can load apps instantly. The main cluster design is still accessed by tapping the digital crown. You can now share your daily activities with your friends. The Activity app is now optimized for wheelchair users. The functions found in the friends group such as sending your heartbeat or other messages to someone are still available, but now found elsewhere, for example under Messages. Most of the apps have been redesigned for speedy performance. Couple of times in a day, your watch will stop and remind you to do breathing exercises. In practical use, this is shit. Now you can also choose a series of your favorite watch faces that you can switch between by swiping to the left on the display. One of my favorite new features is Scribble. It allows you to write a response by drawing letters on the screen and then the watch combines it to form complete message or whatever. Using on-screen keyboard on watch is still not comfortable so its better to use phone for long typing sessions like big messages and all. There is no “always on” or off option for the main display or a secondary display, which is kind of disappointing. Also, there is still no cellular connectivity   Verdict Last year, the Apple watch was only a fashion accessory with some smart features. Comparatively, Apple watch series 2 has better software, great processor, water resistance, inbuilt GPS and awesome new apps and bands. It’s the BEST smartwatch out there and has most of the features of a sports watch, which makes it a complete package. It’s expensive and always has been, no doubt about that. It still feels non essential, but if you’re in the market for a smartwatch or a good (not the best) sports watch or you’re just a gadget freak hunting for some cool and worthy gadgets, then Apple watch series 2 is perfect. ImageSource – www.apple.com ...

ShareGoogle Product Launch – Pixel Phones, Daydream VR headset and more.. The much hyped Google event has come and gone where the search and advertising giant unveiled Pixel phones coupled with new virtual assistant and a host of new hardware. Here’s all that was announced and everything you need to know in a nutshell !       We are moving “from a mobile-first to an AI-first world,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said as he kicked off the event with Google Assistant. Google Assistant : Google Assistant is Google’s virtual helper – it’s based on Google Now, but with the added ability to engage in two-way conversation. Using artificial intelligence, Google Assistant gets smarter the more a person uses it. While it was included in Google’s new Allo messaging app, released last month, it will also be integrated into the company’s new smartphones and speaker. READ – Google Allo & WhatsApp – Comparison Users can ask Google Assistant to do everything from remember their bicycle lock combination to booking a dinner reservation to playing “that one song by Shakira in the movie Zootopia”. Furthermore, Pichai discussed Google’s advances in artificial intelligence, including its ability to recognize photos. In fact, Google is trying to step up it’s game in hardware department in tandem with its software. And the first big product in that new effort… The Pixel Phones: Google Pixel XL Google Pixel                     After weeks and weeks of leaks, Google finally announced the Pixel smartphones.  The Google Pixel phone($649) features a 5-inch AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 1,920-pixel resolution and a 2,770mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel XL($769) boasts a larger 5.5-inch screen with a 1,440 x 2,560-pixel resolution, and a larger 3,450Ah battery. The devices boast 4GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (which includes a Kryo CPU, an Adreno 530 GPU, and the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem ), a fingerprint sensor and a 12MP rear-facing camera. Both handsets ship in 32GB or 128GB options, and feature an aluminium unibody and polished glass design. Additionally there’s a redesigned Google launcher, with round icons, a swipe-up app drawer, and built-in Google Assistant (RIP, Google Now?). You can grab them in three different colour options – Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue. Pre-orders in India are starting later this month with a price tag of over Rs 50,000. Yes you read that right ! 🙁   READ – Google Pixel – Everything We Know So Far Daydream VR Headset: Continuing the hardware + software theme, Google is launching the Daydream View, which works with Daydream-ready phones (like the Pixel). It will cost $79. It’s made out of soft, breathable microfiber so that it will be comfortable to wear. Google says it is 30 percent lighter than other VR headsets, another perk in the comfort department. It comes with a compact VR controller with motion sensors and a clickable trackpad. In the US, pre-orders for the headset start on Oct. 20th. They will be available in Canada, Germany, Australia and the UK in early November. Google Wifi:- Imagesource Google’s got a new Wi-Fi router (that you can use in groups). Google Wifi, is a multi-point network, letting you place modular router points throughout your house for maximum coverage. Moreover, it automatically finds the strongest Wi-Fi point if you move around in your home. It also comes with an app, so you can – for example – turn Wi-Fi off when it’s time for dinner. A single router costs $129, while a pack of three costs $299. Pre-orders begin in November, and they’ll start shipping in early December. Google Home: ImageSource Home is Google’s voice-controlled Amazon Echo rival, and features Google Assistant integration. It comes loaded with Google Assistant – the company’s software that searches for answers, schedules meetings, adjusts your calendar and controls smart home devices such as Philips Hue lights and Nest thermostats (both companies are launch partners). Netflix support is also coming, so you’ll be able to tell Home to play Stranger Things. Google Home will be available for pre-order in the US starting today, and will ship on November 4. It costs $129, and comes with a free six-month trial of YouTube Red. Chromecast Ultra: ImageSource Chromecast is Google’s streaming dongle. It plugs into your TV through an HDMI port and can stream content from your computer or mobile device. It’s previous version had one major drawback, it didn’t support 4K videos. This problem is now solved with Google’s new Chromecast Ultra, a version that supports HDR, Dolby Vision, and 4K content. The new device also has an Ethernet port built into the power brick. Chromecast Ultra will be available for $69 this fall. And that’s all! Stay tuned for the review’s of these goodies.   ...

ShareNext week Come October 4, 2016 Google will unveil its first-gen Pixel smartphones ! These phones will offer an alternative to Apple’s flagship phones which are currently facing supply and demand issues.  Here’s everything we know about Google Pixel. According to reports, the 5-inch Pixel X and the larger 5.5-inch Pixel XL are the two new “Google Phones” confirmed to be unveiled on October 4 along with a few other products. The Pixel and Pixel XL have been featured in numerous leaks this summer and are also known as the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. The company itself has just revealed a teaser video for an event on October 4th. The image is of the upcoming Pixel X smartphone from Google. It’s a rounded rectangle with a screen on the front, an earpiece, cameras, sensors and buttons. Notice something different on phone screen ? Yes, circular icons. Every icon is circular. Besides that Pixel and Pixel XL will likely run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. It is expected to be unveiled alongside Pixel smartphones next week. Android Nougat will have various visual changes as compared to its earlier version  like Google widget on the left and new navigation keys which are no longer hollow. Whether the circular icons are part of new Android ecosystem or just Pixel devices is still a mystery. Imagesource As for specs, there have been many leaks on what these phones will be packing. Currently, the Pixel X is believed to launch with a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB RAM. Besides, it’ll have a 2770 mAh battery, 12-megapixel back and 8-megapixel front camera and a USB type-C port. As a matter of fact, they are likely to run two highly impressive Sony IMX next generation camera sensors. According to rumors, Pixel X will start at $649 for an unlocked version which isn’t cheap. Imagesource For large phone lovers, Pixel XL will feature similar specifications. The only things to distinguish the Pixel from the Pixel XL will be screen and battery size. It will offer a 5.5-inch screen with a 3,450 mAh battery and quad HD (1440p) display. By far, there are no leaks regarding the starting price of XL. Reportedly none of the phones will be waterproof but they might be water-resistant. Also storage options for both the phones will start from 32 GB and extend all the way up to 128 GB. Furthermore, Pixel phones could have Google Assistant built right in. Android would not only allow Google users to say “Ok, Google” to summon their assistant, but type to it too. The new software will help to maximize the usability of Google Assistant. Both the phones will have a fingerprint scanner on the backside of the phone. Another key point is the presence of headphone jack. In addition to the phones, rumors are that Google will launch Daydream- a new VR headset, it’s Amazon Echo competitor – Google Home and even a 4K Chromecast. In conclusion, we won’t know for sure what Google has to announce until its October 4 event takes place. While Samsung is working on their “Exploding” Note 7’s, these phones will be biggest iPhone competitor’s in market. So stay tuned in for full details of the official unveiling at the highly anticipated press conference. We all are waiting for it ! 🙂 UPDATE – Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are now available in India and can be purchased exclusively on Flipkart ...

ShareWhich one is a better messaging app ? Read to find out the reviews I think that it’s a bit early to say about the fate of Allo. WhatsApp is doing pretty well with its minimal features set. WhatsApp is currently the most popular chat app in the world with more than a billion users. On the other hand, Allo has a clean design, easy-to-use and attractive interface and some special features as follows:- The Google Assistant:- You can actually talk right to the Assistant in a private conversation, or summon it in the middle of a chat with friends by typing @google and asking it a question. If you are wondering about the travel time to a certain place, or the best available flights to a certain destination or discounts on hotels and all you have to do is type in @google followed your question or order. Next thing you know, it will be providing you with all the details, accompanied by a series of pictures wherever available.Google Assistant is actually in a “preview” stage at the moment, so you may find some bugs or lag.   Automatic Responses:- Google will suggest Smart Replies based on what it thinks you’re going to say next. The app can provide automatic responses to messages on behalf of the user. It does this through a software that has machine-learning technology, which gets better at picking up the user’s most frequently used responses with increased usage of the app. Picture Recognition:- Google has incorporated ‘photo recognition’ in this app, making it possible for it to recognize a received picture and suggest an automatic response. Incognito Mode:- To hide things entirely, there’s an Incognito Mode that eliminates the Google Assistant features, but gives users end-to-end encryption, discreet notifications and expiring messages. Whisper/Shout:- Before you hit send, you can drag your finger up or down on the button to enlarge or shrink the text thus creating the emphasis you want.You can use Whisper/Shout on text and emoji, though you can’t with sticker packs or photo  Ink:- Google’s new Ink feature will allow you to draw on and add text to your photos before sending them.When you send a photo, it shows up full-bleed in the screen and you can even doodle on it if you want. Apart from theses, Allo can send you news, an Interesting fact, a Funny video, a Poem, a Proverb, a Music video or a Quote each day at your convenient time. Allo also has a few drawbacks like:- Google even went a few steps further by including an almost totally useless SMS feature that allows you to send SMS from it, however, it isn’t an SMS client… Confused? Your recipients will be too since it sends from a random unknown 5-digit number. But it still gets worse. Your Google account is only used to make Assistant suggestions for you.Your Google account doesn’t matter in any other area of the app. It is not used for backups, synced chats, or anything of the sorts. Google still needs to convince more than a billion users to switch. So basically Allo has the necessary potential to challenge WhatsApp but due to large user base of WhatsApp I think it will take some time to determine who will be the winner. ...