Tag Archives: fall

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BLOG

New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof was one of the first to start blogging for one of the most well-known media companies in the world. Yet on December 8th, he declared his blog was being shut down, writing, “we’ve decided that the world has moved on from blogs—so this is the last post here.” The death knell of blogs might seem surprising to anyone ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will add helpful privacy setting tweaks

Privacy concerns have plagued Windows 10 since its launch. It’s no surprise: The operating system is designed to ensnare you in Microsoft’s services, and you can’t stop it from sending Microsoft basic telemetry data about your device. But Microsoft has been working hard to assuage the concerns, and on Wednesday it announced enhanced privacy settings coming in October’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This spring’s Windows ... Read More »

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Coming to Android, iOS, and Windows This Fall

At Gamescom, the PC version of Final Fantasy XV stole the show but interestingly, game developer Square Enix has now taken the wraps off Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, which is a mobile entry based on the game. The Pocket Edition of the role-playing game will be made available for Android, iOS, and Windows. The company has released an announcement trailer for the Final Fantasy ... Read More »

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Coming to Android, iOS, and Windows This Fall

HIGHLIGHTS The company recently announced the PC version of the game The mobile game will follow the same storyline as original game The first episode will be made available for free At Gamescom, the PC version of Final Fantasy XV stole the show but interestingly, game developer Square Enix has now taken the wraps off Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, which is a ... Read More »

alcatel Idol 4S free fall continues, now available for $225

The alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile launched in the US back in November last year for $470. It’s been less than a year, and the bundle – which includes the Snapdragon 820-powered phone and VR goggles – has received price cuts multiple times. Last we heard, it was going for $288. And now, Amazon is offering the device for $225: This ... Read More »

Nervous universities await clearing as student applications fall

The University of Sheffield offers campus tours to late deciders and their families. Photograph: Lee Brown/the Guardian While hundreds of thousands of sixth-formers across Britain anxiously await their A-level results on Thursday, university leaders across the country are waiting just as nervously in what is thought to be the toughest ever student recruitment season. Britain’s 160 higher education institutions have ... Read More »

First ‘Project Tango’ phone’s release gets pushed back from “Summer” to “Fall”

We’ve seen plenty of products that snap a lens over top of your existing smartphone lens, but nothing quite like this. The Hasselblad True Zoom is a Moto Mod that works with Moto Z phones, and completely replaces your phone camera with a point-and-shoot that gives you 10X optical zoom. It certainly doesn’t come anywhere near approximating the quality of Hasselblad’s ... Read More »

First ‘Project Tango’ phone’s release gets pushed back from “Summer” to “Fall”

The Lenovo Phab2 Pro was announced back in June at Lenovo Tech World in Silicon Valley and is the world’s first phone with Google’s Project Tango to soon become commercially available. You can check out our hands-on from back in June. AusDroid reports that the Project Tango smartphone will not be coming to Australia at all. As far as where ... Read More »

Goodbye, Hello: Firefox casts off its built-in video chat client this fall

Firefox’s built-in video chat component, Firefox Hello, appears to be destined for the scrap heap. Developers of the popular browser plan to remove Hello from the browser as early as Firefox 49, which is scheduled for release in mid-September. Mozilla hasn’t made an official announcement about the change but developers are discussing the feature removal on a Firefox bug tracking ... Read More »

Europe’s ‘next domino to fall’ is teetering: Strategist

Problems are piling up in Italy, sending Italian stocks sinking and creating fresh concerns about the future of the European Union. The ETF tracking the MSCI Italy index (EWI) has become one of the year’s worst-performing, losing about a quarter of its value in 2016. Unfortunately, Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy for BK Asset Management, doesn’t see an ... Read More »