Xbox Live Now Available On Ios And Android

Xbox Live Now Available On iOS And Android

This comes in the form of a new SDK that developers can use to integrate Xbox Live functionality into their games. What this means is that gamers can expect to see more games take advantage of this for features such as crossplay and Xbox Live Achievements, especially if you are primarily an Xbox gamer and would prefer having it all in one place.

Speaking to The Verge, Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s gaming cloud chief said, “We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community. If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers.”

Xperia 1 Hits Pre-order In Uk For £849; Available Late-may

Xperia 1 hits pre-order in UK for £849; available late-May

The Sony Xperia 1 has caused a big splash, but fans have been resigned for a long wait before they can get hands-on. Sony only gave a vague ‘late spring' release window, but it looks like we're getting a better idea on timing. UK retailer Clove has listed the Xperia 1 up for pre-order at a price point of £849. Clove is expecting first shipments to arrive in late May 2019. This means there is still close to a three-month wait unfortunately.

Gmail's Smart Compose Now Available On All Android Devices

Gmail's Smart Compose Now Available On All Android Devices

For the longest time ever, Smart Compose is a feature that can be found on Gmail on the desktop. For those unfamiliar, basically Smart Compose will help users complete sentences that they type in their email where Google will be able to make suggestions on how your sentence should be completed.

It later eventually found its way onto mobile where for a while, it was exclusive to Google’s Pixel smartphones. The good news is that if you’re not a Pixel owner, it seems that Smart Compose is now making its way onto non-Pixel handsets. This is according to a report from Android Police who discovered that the feature (previously exclusive to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL) is now available on other devices like the Pixel 2 XL and the OnePlus 6T.

Kingdom Hearts Themed Hotel Rooms Will Soon Be Available In Japan

Kingdom Hearts Themed Hotel Rooms Will Soon Be Available In Japan


You can find a few quirky hotels in Japan. If a robot-staffed hotel isn’t up to your liking, perhaps you’d be interested in rooms that are decked out in Kingdom Hearts themes. If that appeals to you then you’ll be interested to know that Kingdom Heart themed rooms will be opening up in the Disney Ambassador Hotel at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan this March.

These rooms will be limited to three adults and will feature two regular sized beds and one trundle bed. Prices start from over 46,000 yen or $400 per night. True to form, the door can be opened with a key that looks like a Keyblade.

Sony's Ces 2019 Press Conference Live Stream Available

Sony's CES 2019 press conference live stream available

Sony will be holding its 2019 CES press conference at 5pm PST (8pm EST, 1am GMT, 2am CET) later today. Sony will reveal some of its latest products across its entire product range, and hopefully that will include some new Xperia smartphones. There is a possibility we will see updates to its mid-range devices, and we may hear more on the company's 5G plans. The live stream is available to watch below – let us know what you will be looking forward to seeing.

Command & Conquer: Rivals Now Available On Ios And Android

Command & Conquer: Rivals Now Available On iOS And Android

Back in the day, Command & Conquer was one of the more popular RTS games available, although in recent times we haven’t really heard much about the franchise, at least until earlier this year when EA announced Command & Conquer: Rivals which would be a game released for mobile.

The game was set for a release on the 4th of December and if you’ve been thinking about getting your hands on the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The game will be free-to-play, but given the popularity of the free-to-play model, there will be in-app purchases/

Kobukuro's Songs Are Now Available On Music Subscription Services

Kobukuro's songs are now available on music subscription services

Kobukuro's songs are now available on music subscription services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and LINE MUSIC.

The songs that are available include all of their singles from their major debut single "YELL / Bell" as well as songs from nine of their original albums. Others include their collaboration song with Ayaka, "WINDING ROAD," and songs from their cover album "ALL COVERS BEST." 

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

For companies such as Google and Facebook, the more we use their products, the better it is for them as it means more time spent on their platform, which means more exposure to ads. However spending too much time with our devices can be bad for our health, which is also why companies such as Google and Facebook have introduced digital wellbeing initiatives.

Google’s digital wellbeing initiative was initially announced at I/O earlier this year, and was available as a beta back in August. The good news is that if such management features are of interest to you, then you might be pleased to learn that the app is now out of beta and is available to users of Pixel and Android One devices that are running on Android 9.0 Pie.

Google Could Make Android Q's Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

Google Could Make Android Q's Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

The next major build for Android will be Android Q and it is largely expected that the update should be released in 2019. Also given that Google tends to release previews ahead of the release, we expect that this should remain the same as well. However it now seems that Android Q’s preview could potentially be released much earlier.

This was teased during the recent Android Dev Summit where according to Hung-ying Tyan from Google’s Project Treble team, he gave a talk about Generic System Images which is basically Android in its purest form based on AOSP code that allows for the testing of Android compatibility.

Nintendo Switch Nes Controllers Now Available For Pre-order

Nintendo Switch NES Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

Back in September, Nintendo unveiled official NES controllers designed for the Nintendo Switch. For those who are interested in the controllers, an announcement on Nintendo’s Twitter page has revealed that the controllers are now available for pre-order where they are expected to begin shipping out to customers mid-December.

For those learning about these controllers for the first time, these are controllers designed to be similar to those used with the NES console back in the day. According to Nintendo, they have been designed so that gamers have a more “authentic” way of playing NES games on the Switch. However they are exclusive to Switch Online subscribers, so if you’re not subscribed, you won’t be able to buy them direct from Nintendo.