Articles from Victory

  1. BlackBerry's First Android-based Phone Goes Up for Pre-Order

    As of today, BlackBerry has officially started taking orders for the BlackBerry Priv; an Android based phone with a physical keyboard. Named as the "make or break device" for BlackBerry, the unit starts shipping on November the 6th in the US and Canada, with the United Kingdom reviving the phone at the slightly later date of November 9th.
  2. Apple Event [Live Blog] - 9.9.2014

    Any avid Apple fan will have been looking forward to this day for the past two weeks - I know I certainly have. In roughly 5-hours time Apple will be holding their signature keynote event in which it's expected that the Cupertino-based company will be unveiling a new iPhone '6', a wearable device (possibly a smartwatch named the 'iWatch,' 'iTime' or other variations of that sort) and a new payment system. The event it set to take place at 10am Pacific time, 1pm Eastern time or 6pm London...
  3. Google Glass - One Day Sale

    Roughly one year ago Google unveiled its most unique technology to date that has changed the way we view wearable technology - the Google Glass. For the past year "Explorers" have gained access to the invite-only program through an application process that placed applicants in a long queue of other explorers who also wanted to get their hands on the Google Glass. Explorers have ranged from "moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making...
  4. "Transformative," the word to describe Halo on Xbox One

    The eagerly awaited Halo game for the Xbox One is described to be "much more transformative" than its predecessor Halo 4, which was launched November 6th, 2012 selling roughly 8.5 million copies at the time of launch. A post by 343 Industries executive producer Josh Holmes on the Halo Waypoint blog reads: "2014 is here and much is afoot in the Halo universe. This past year has been a time of great transition at 343 as we’ve moved our engine and team from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and begun...
  5. Battlefield 4: Xbox One gamers face Second Assault issues

    Any who currently own Battlefield 4 Premium on the Xbox One will know that EA are experiencing issues with the Second Assault downloadable content which was set to be released today. The problem is that when gamers visit the in-game Premium Store they're faced with a pack that has a title of "NULL DATA," description reading "NULL DESCRIPTION," and a price that reads "EMPTY". Gamers took to the Battlefield Forum to share their disgust. EA have acknowledged the issue and have released this...
  6. Apple purchases motion sensor maker PrimeSense

    On Sunday, Apple announced the purchase of Israel-based company PrimeSense; the company best known for designing and providing the motion-detection software that Microsoft used in their Kinect sensor. This move will further fuel rumours that Apple is designing a second device similar to Apple TV, or developing features for the rumoured smartwatch. The deal was confirmed in the Israeli press, who claimed Apple had paid $360million for the company. A spokeswoman for PrimeSense said: “We...
  7. PlayStation 4 Launch met with an Abundance of Problems

    It's safe to say that it's been an interesting week for Sony. At the start of the week the company released a rather ridiculous unboxing trailer, which has now been followed by numerous reports of unhappy console owners who've expressed their disappointment with what appears to be a 'broken' console. On November 15th the PlayStation 4 was released in North America, and was immediately met with a wall of console-related problems. These ranged from broken HDMI cables, error messages upon...
  8. Nintendo 3DS to receive YouTube app

    During a direct presentation by Nintendo, president Satoru Shibata announced that, by the end of November, the 3DS would have a YouTube app. The application will require a strong Internet connection, as users will be able to watch a video on the top screen whilst searching through other videos on the bottom. The company also announced that an update for the Wii U YouTube app is now available. "Today I can confirm YouTube is coming to Nintendo 3DS. With your Nintendo 3DS, as long as you...
  9. Official PlayStation 4 Unboxing Video + Friends List Size Increase

    Today, Sony released their official PlayStation 4 unboxing video, revealing the contents of its upcoming next-generation console. Ironically, the video looked remarkably similar to Daft Punk's recent trailer: Random Access Memories Unboxed, which was published on Sony's music label. It has to be said, it's great that Sony having a little fun with the unboxing, as the standard unboxing videos can be a little mundane to say the least. The video starts by showcasing a futuristic room,...
  10. Motorola to patent Neck Tattoo that doubles as a microphone

    So, you've all heard about Google Glass and smartwatches, and how they're going to 'revolutionise technology as we know it'. Well, Motorola is hoping to trump them all by designing and producing a neck tattoo that doubles as a microphone. The tattoo would be placed on the throat and would register the sounds and vibrations made by the users voice, which would then be send to a smartphone wirelessly. The device would use a battery that "may or may not be rechargeable," said Motorola....
  11. Android 4.4 KitKat - Faster, Slimmer and Smarter

    Today, Google unveiled their latest version of their Android-based operating system - Android 4.4 KitKat. The latest operating system is designed to work with both powerful and less powerful smartphones. This will not only appeal to a wider market, but should provide a more consistent experience across all Android smartphones. Before KitKat, some lower-end Android phones couldn't benefit from system updates. However, the release of KitKat will allow users with as little as 512MB of RAM...
  12. Golden Joystick - GTA V awarded Game of the Year

    This years Game of the Year award has been awarded to the record breaking game - Grand Theft Auto V. Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest selling video game of all time, as it smashed a total of 7 records; including the fastest video game to gross 1 billion dollars. The game took roughly 275 million dollars to produce, with the initial cost quadrupled within just 3 days of the games release. It's predicted that Grand Theft Auto V will sell an additional 25 million copies over the coming...
  13. Apple Launch - As it happened

    It appears the rumours that have been circulating got it right as Apple has unveiled a plethora of new products as predicted by some experts. Sticking to tradition, the media invitation hinted at what Apple was to unveil, which included a new iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, MacBook Pro and of course, the new iPad Smart Covers. What's even more exciting for Mac owners is the news that the new operating system, OS X Mavericks, will be available as a free update; starting today!...
  14. Rumour: iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 - New 'smart covers'?

    Earlier this week, journalist were invited to the Apple launch at San Francisco which is set to take place on October 22nd. Although not confirmed, it's rumoured that Apple are going to unveil their latest iPad's, the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, which are expected to have retina displays, fingerprint sensors, upgraded cameras and improved processors. That's not all! Some fans are also expecting a new line-up of smart cases, after it's thought that the new iPad's will be significantly thinner....
  15. iPhone 5s apps crash twice as often as iPhone 5

    A report by Crittercism indicates that Apple's latest and greatest product, the iPhone 5s, is twice as likely to crash compared to the predeceasing iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. The report indicates that the iPhone 5s has a 2% app crash rate, whilst the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 apps crash just 1% of the time. The reason for apps crashing twice as much is currently unknown, however, it's thought that the new A7 chip may be causing the issue. At the time of development, developers only had access...
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