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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Google Just Released 125 Movies in 4K on Google Play for Rental or Purchase for the U.S. and Canada

We have talked about 4K for a long time. The very latest hot topic is that Google is going to release 4K content on its Google Play. Now, Google has made it official - 4K video is available for rental or purchase on Google Play Store. However, currently there are only 125 movies available in 4K on Google Play, and these 4K movies are only accessible in the US and Canada.

The 4K movie price of these 125 4K movies on Google Play Store is $7.99 for a 4K rental and $29.99 for a 4K movie purchase. It should be noted that not all titles can be rented and bought in 4K. Sometimes it's just one or the other. According to the Google Play officials, more titles would be made in 4K on Google Play in the near future.


You can watch your 4K Google Play content on a Chromecast Ultra or on Sony Bravia 4K TVs with Android TV built-in. Interestingly, Google does not mention the Shield, which has 4K video output. It's not clear if that's an oversight or the Shield is somehow lacking support at present.

Monday, November 14, 2016

5 iOS 10 Features That Are Ideal in Theory but Poor in Practice

The Apple iOS 10 has brought great many wonderful features to satisfy fans’ needs. However, it is not perfect. Many Apple iOS device owners updated their iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 10 but only to meet different kinds of bugs that couldn’t be seen on iOS 9. Even though the latest released iOS 10.1.1 has addressed several bugs, some features that seems to be ideal in theory still performs poor in practice.

This post lists 5 most common used features that are theoretically wonderful but deliver poor performance in practice. Also, you could get the solutions to fix these features for better experience.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Seagate introduces 512GB SSD Game Drive for Xbox One

Xbox is far more than a simple gaming console. Many Xbox console owners even use Xbox to watch movies, especially the newly released Xbox One S, which comes with the feature of 4K Blu-ray disc playback. The Xbox One S ships with a big storage of up to 2TB, but the Xbox One is not big enough for gaming and movie watching.   

Very recently, Seagate has introduced a 512GB SSD (solid state drive) game drive for Xbox One, aiming to provide Xbox owners with some extra speedy storage for gaming and movie playback. This would be a great news for those who have long complained about the small storage of Xbox One, which has successfully prevented them from more wonderful games.

The drive even sports Xbox branding, coming in a pretty attractive black and green enclosure with the Xbox logo appearing in one corner.
As for the drive itself, it uses flash storage that should noticeably improve load times over typical mechanical hard drives. The drive also doesn't require a power cable, meaning the single connection to the Xbox is all it requires to work. For those concerned with space, Seagate claims that the 512GB drive should hold up to 15 Xbox One titles on average.

Seagate's Game Drive for Xbox SSD will go on sale in November for $199, and is expected to be available at Gamestop and Amazon. For now, you can read more at Seagate's website.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Top 10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies of 2017

Quickly, the 2016 would come to its end. With there being a few new sci-fi movies coming in 2016, we’re ready to look ahead at what movies are coming in 2017 and beyond. 2017 is going to be absolutely insane, and may be the biggest year for geeky movies in recent memory, with Marvel, DC, Star Wars, X-Men, and pretty much everyone else churning out huge blockbusters. Today, let’s take a look at what sci-fi movies we could expect for 2017 by collecting a list of top 10 most anticipated sci-fi movies of 2017.

Wonder Woman - June 2nd, 2017

The story will explore the character’s origin, tracking the immortal Princess Diana’s rise as a warrior on the mythic island of Themyscira – and her eventual quest beyond its boundaries to the realm of ordinary men, where she will fight for this outside world amid the backdrop of World War I. Hints of the movie are foreshadowed in Batman v Superman, and the Wonder Woman film will include a modern framing story set after the events of that clash of heroes, according to producer Charles Roven.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

4 Best Calendar Apps for Android Devices

A wonderful calendar app could help you mark the date for big events and keep all things, private and business affairs, well informed to you. Facebook recently launched its Events App for iOS, with which users can plan their attendance to nearby events and sync with their friends to enjoy some quality time together. Users could easily keep track of the conferences, concerts, and parties that they may want to attend. However, currently the Facebook Events App is only available for iOS devices. Android users have to wait, or turn to other similar apps. That’s why we’ve collected 4 best calendar apps for Android devices in this post.

aCalendar (Free or $4.99 for full features)

Ranking first on many reviewers' lists of calendars, aCalendar surely deserves its place at the top.

The app features a solid assortment of features, such as many types of views, multiple widgets and more. To those who can get by with basic tools, it comes at zero additional cost.

Productivity oriented users might want to fork out $4.99 for the full version, which comes with more control features and gesture controls.

Monday, September 19, 2016

What You Can Do with iPhone 7 Under Water? This iPhone 7 Water Test Tells You

Apple has released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7th's media event. Compared to its previous iPhone models, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus get an obvious improvement. That's its Waterproof feature.

According to Apple, the iPhone 7  and iPhone 7 Plus are IP67 water resistant and dust resistant for about 30 minutes in up to 1 meter water deep. This waterproof feature has been a great improvement that its predecessors had never realized. It means you're free to get them wet without worry, and you'll be able to take either of them swimming or taking photos underwater. Your iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus would be well protected. But how powerful indeed does iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus perform underwater?

Now a great many iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus buyers have already got their new iPhone models. One of them has made an "iPhone 7 Water Test", and take the test video for uploading to YouTube. We could take a look of this test video to get more info about the performance of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Through this test video, you could determine whether or not you could swim with iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, or take pictures underwater.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus: The Differences Decide Your Purchase

The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been officially unveiled this morning. But the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not like any previous Apple iPhone ‘number change’. This update is not simply about adding 2 new phone colors compared to iPhone 6 and 6S. Even the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are different in features and design. These 2 new iPhone models look identical to each other. Except the appearance, there are also some other significant differences.

People who plan to upgrade to iPhone 7 might wonder which iPhone 7 model is more worth buying. Here is a comparison between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The comparison is straightforward, covering design, display, performance, camera, battery life, storage and price.

Design & Size - More Durable, More Controversial

In the new iPhone models, Apple has made great change in design, but stayed the same in size like that of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Several changes in design include: remove the 3.5mm EarPod port, IP67 dust and water resistance, antenna bands, and Home key improvement.

 Apple has fitted both the new iPhones with just a single Lightning port for both music listening and charging. They add IP67 dust and water resistance (good for full submersion in up to 1 metre of water for 30 minutes) for the first time while still retaining the rigid Series 7000 Aluminium introduced last year.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Apple Watch 2 Reportedly to Release this Year with Faster Processor, GPS, Barometer and More

We may know a ton about the next iPhone - the iPhone 7 already, but details on a potential Apple Watch upgrade have been conspicuous by their absence considering the original model was announced almost two years ago. However, according to the latest report connected to the insiders, Apple is planning to release two Apple Watch versions in the second half of 2016, one a minor update over existing models and an "Apple Watch 2" with faster processor, GPS, barometer and more.


Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on Sunday, obtained by AppleInsider, detailed Apple's wearable timeline for the coming six months.

Kuo believes Apple is planning to launch two new Apple Watch versions in the second half of 2016, both of which offer moderate improvements over their predecessor. The first unit will be an iterative upgrade on the original Apple Watch and is expected to sport the same aesthetics, but with improved intervals like a TSMC processor built on the 16nm process. Waterproofing should also be slightly improved.

Friday, August 5, 2016

How to Watch 4K Blu-ray Disc on Xbox One S

The smaller, slimmer and sharper Xbox One S has finally been officially released. Some people now even have received their Xbox One S consoles ahead of the release date. 4K becomes one of the biggest shinning point of Xbox One S.



According to the official website of Xbox One S on 4K Blu-ray disc enjoyment and 4K content stream, “With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Stream 4k content on Netflix and Amazon Video and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Glasses-Free 3D Movie Screens May Soon Come into Movie Theatre

3D video, despite never really succeeding as a consumer-level product, still has some success today in movie theaters, as more and more big-budget movies are released in 3D to try and squeeze a few more dollars out of patrons. Some movie studios even tried to turn 2D movies to 3D to reproduce classic movies in 3D effect and bring the 3D versions to theatre, such as Titanic. But there are drawbacks to 3D movies: cinematically, the polarizing 3D glasses also result in darker, less vibrant perception of the movie. Based on these, glasses-free 3D movie viewing technology has been required.

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Though glasses-free 3D viewing technology has already available, it relies on screens with massive resolution requirements. Therefore it’s impractical to recreate the big-screen movie theatre experience. However, the glass-free 3D movie experience might shortly come into theatre since researchers have developed 3D movie screens that don't require 3D glasses.

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