Streaming music service Spotify since its beginnings in 2008 strongly relied on P2P (Peer-to-Peer) network, but times are changing. Music reproduction on Spotify desktop client was so far carried out in three ways: through the files stored in the cache of computers, via Spotify servers or through another user via P2P networks.
Samsung's new smartphone Galaxy S5 will without a doubt be a sales hit despite the fact that most of those who tried the device is convinced that there is no revolutionary news. This is atleast what Samsung counts on.
At the first developer conference dedicated to the concept of a modular cell phone Ara, Google's head of the project Paul Eremenko gave the first clues about the possible occurrence of the devices on the market. As he publicly announced before the audience on the first day of the conference, mobile phone Ara should go on sale in January next year. Basic package should include the motherboard, and with it the screen, Wi-Fi and processor modules. Such a device with core functionality cost only $ 50, while other modules would be available for purchase to customers who make their mobile phone adapted to their own needs.
Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was available for PC and Mac until now, and as it was mentioned since the start, game finally arrived to the iPad. Android version of the game is also in preparation, whose release date is tentatively scheduled for the second half of this year.
The organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced their concern that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning in the near future to have a visual database with photographs of people's faces.
If you were getting worried about the fact that Apple has not published another patent in a last few weeks, fear not, because they have done just that. This week the U.S. Patent Office published two patent applications submitted in October 2012, which relate to unlocking system of iPhone and iPad devices through gestures.
First person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky heads up the explosive new Toxic Bundle, which is available right now from Bundle Stars. For just $4.99 you get 10 awesome Steam®-redeemable titles and 3 DLCs (downloadable content packs), saving over $100 off normal prices.
According to a report released by IHS Technology Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 costs a whole $ 256. Specifically this price indicates how much cost components that ultimately make the Galaxy S5, the most expensive part is definitely 5.1 inch display which accounts for the amount of $ 63. Despite the cost of the screen it is still $ 12 cheaper when compared with the cost of the screen that came with the earlier Galaxy S4 model.
Star Citizen, which is considered as definitely the most successful crowdfunding project to date, recently surpassed $ 42 million in donations. Of course, this also means that the game itself will be refreshed with a few extras.
Blizzard has announced the addition of their free-to-play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft which brings a new solo adventure with the famous themes from World of Warcraft.
The new update for Sailfish operating system comes under a very catchy name Paarlampi or the code number 126.96.36.199. Like every other operating system upgrade, this one brings fixes for identified bugs and some new possibilities. Sailfish OS now supports two-way sync of Exchange contacts, and you can now specify the account that will be the "default" for emailing.
We have already written about the new features that will Windows Phone 8.1 bring, and now it finally did. WP 8.1 OS is now available for download to all who are interested.
services, specifically in the area of electronic exchange of money between users of their networks. Facebook is reportedly waiting for the permission from the central bank of the Republic of Ireland, which would make the social network an institution for electronic payment, exchange and storage of funds modeled after the popular PayPal service in Europe.
On the Titanfall's official website news appeared about the new big update for the aforementioned network shooter from Respawn Entertainment. Patch will bring corrections for so far identified bugs, balance of the gameplay, but also beta testing of what is named Private Match.
Google introduced the first version of Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Ara Project, which is available to all interested developers for free. If you are not yet familiar with this project, it is a concept of developing a modular mobile phone where users can select and arrange individual components depending on what they need from their mobile phone.
If you are a gadget junkie, prepare your wallet, because we have some interesting news for you. Google has announced that they will for one day, only in the United States, allow everyone to purchase their “smart” glasses Glass without special invitation.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp, which was announced in February. Before finalizing the transaction, companies will have to wait for approvals from other international regulators in countries where both companies operate. However, the FTC's approval did not come without warning and instructions related to the issue that stood out as the most contentious - the protection of user data.
If you ever considered opening your small startup, now would be a good time to do so.The level of investment in technology startup ventures in the United States is at record numbers. In just first three months of this year, the various venture capital funds invested huge $9.99 billion in 880 different startup companies.
In a new publication on the official website of the creators of the popular Bastion was confirmed that their new project, Transistor, will be available to play on May 20. The game will be available upon release for the PC and PlayStation 4 at a price of €18.99.
Blizzard has recently protect copyrights on a mysterious new project under the working title Overwatch. In addition, they began to search for new employees who would join the team in charge of the development of their new titles.
Last year's acclaimed PS3 title The Last of Us during the year will really come to life on PlayStation 4. Official announcement is still missing, but expected PS4 version of the game called The Last of Us: Remastered recently appeared in one of the commercials on the North American PSN.
Instead of the more usual changing of their privacy terms once again, Facebook this time decided on a different approach and simply improve existing privacy features. They began testing three new options which will try to accomplish that. New options have been designed on the basis of nearly 4,000 daily testing that Facebook implemented in 27 different languages.
Sources close to the producers of components for Apple devices have stated that the company will begin selling its long-awaited smart watch during the third quarter of this year. For this period they are already preparing large orders, so the manufacturers are warming to begin production.
Audio on gaming computers is one of the things that gets overlooked when people are building their systems. While they are busy making sure they have a powerful CPU, GPU and enough RAM they seem to forget that audio is an important part of the gaming experience. With good audio the gaming experience becomes more immersive. Of course even if you do get a good audio card you still need something that can reproduce the audio properly or that is just a waste of money. Headphones, Speakers, etc. all need to be able to do their job or you lose a part of the overall gaming experience. With that in mind we are taking a look at set of gaming headphones from Cooler Master’s CMStorm line, the Ceres 300. Let’s see if this set of headphones can bring out the best in your gaming audio.
The team behind the popular miniature platform Raspberry Pi boasted on its Website with a new product. It is a new version of the Raspberry Pi , which aims to make the whole system more transparent and easier, it is called the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It is essentially a motherboard with a dimensions 67,6x30 millimeters at which they managed to compress the basic hardware to which users are accustomed with the old Raspberry, but without ports for peripherals.