Virgin Mobile USA customers that still own the Samsung Galaxy Reverb will be happy to know the carrier is now offering an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade.
Although Samsung reaffirmed its commitment to Jelly Bean upgrade for its older smartphones, this was kind of unexpected.
The latest information on Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy Reverb emerged a few days ago when it was anonymously confirmed by a Virgin Mobile representative who claimed the update will be rolled out on … (read more)
Showtime has been keeping “Dexter” fans guessing about the eighth and final season of the series, but it’s finally delivering the goods. Check out an extended and very promising first look at the season in the new trailer above.
Season 7 ended with Dexter finding himself in even more trouble than before – I won’t say what that was, just in case some of you are yet to see the episode and prefer not to have it spoiled.
However, the events… (read more)
Johnny Cash’s classic Ring of Fire seems to be inspiring astronomers and space goers alike these days.
SpaceX is using the song as a soundtrack to its tests of the Grasshopper reusable rocket, and NASA is using it to describe a rather astonishing photo of the spiral galaxy Messier 94 (or NGC 4736) captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Spitzer captures infrared light, of course, so the image has been adjusted and brought into the visible spectrum, with blue hues r… (read more)
It seems that large retailer GameStop has eliminated Rainbow Six: Patriots from its internal database, meaning it will no longer accept any pre-orders for the tactical shooter that was revealed a few years ago by Ubisoft.
Rainbow 6: Patriots was supposed to be the next installment in the long running shooter series but, ever since its confirmation, Ubisoft has been relatively silent on the matter.
Now, after a recent report that the game is being remade for next-gener… (read more)
One of the most popular messaging applications for Android devices, Viber has been recently updated with some bug fixes.
Viber passed the 50 million downloads milestone on Google Play a while ago and has already been localized to Swedish, Turkish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Portuguese (Brazil).
Viber is already available for multiple mobile platfor… (read more)
Google’s WebP image format is starting to get some momentum, or at least that’s what Google wants us to think. At Google I/O, the people working on the project showcased some of the progress and some future plans.
It also talked a bit on how it’s using WebP internally. Google has started switching to WebP for the sites and apps… (read more)
Since before the first “Star Trek” in 2009, J.J. Abrams said that the aim was to expand the Trekkie universe in such a way as to welcome new fans. Without a doubt, “Into Darkness” will do just that, while also pleasing fans of the original series.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” is a film of huge proportions but it never feels forced, cheapened or fake. It has gorgeous 3D and well executed special effects that go hand in hand with Abrams’ visio… (read more)
Good news for Android fans looking for cheap and powerful smartphones, as Panasonic has just announced the upcoming availability of the P51 in India.
According to Panasonic India, the P51 will be available for purchase for only Rs 26,900 ($490/€380) via major retailers across the country.
The main selling point of… (read more)
To say that journalism is changing these days is an understatement. Though some would argue that it’s not journalism itself that’s changing, it’s just the way it’s produced, distributed, paid for, and consumed.
Gawker has always seen itself at the forefront of these changes and that’s certainly true now that it’… (read more)
HTC One was officially introduced in India a few weeks ago, but the smartphone has yet to go on sale. However, Android fans will now be able to pre-order their favorite devices beginning this week.
Saholic is one of the few Indian retailers that accepts HTC One pre-orders. Those who wish to be among the first to own the handset will be able to reserve the phone for no less than Rs 42,900 ($785/€610) outright. Check it out here.
Unfortunately, HTC One will not be avai… (read more)
Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Valve that was released back in 2004 and it has recently been ported on the Linux platform. The first patches have started to arrive.
Porting a complex title such as Half-Life 2 is a very difficult task and the developers have to release a lot of updates until the game exist the Beta stages.
Highlights of the latest Half-Life 2 update:
• Various game play issues, that occurred when starting from older save… (read more)
Mozilla is backing down on its decision to block third-party cookies by default in Firefox. Initially, the feature was supposed to be part of Firefox 22. But now that it’s in the beta channel, third-party cookie blocking has been disabled by default.
Apple has been doing this for years with Safari, and Mozilla wanted to start blocki… (read more)
Valve has launched yet another Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, this time with just a few minor fixes and improvements.
After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediately.
Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux update:
• A case where the toast from an incoming chat message would show an older message instead rather than the most recent, has been fixed;