Playstation Vr Price Cut To $199 In New Sony Promotion

PlayStation VR Price Cut To $199 In New Sony Promotion


If you’ve been meaning to pick up the PlayStation VR headset and weren’t able to when it was discounted over the holiday season last year, you’ll be happy to find out that Sony is now running a new promotion in which the PlayStation VR price has been cut to $199. The company is offering a $100 discount on its virtual reality headset for a limited time.

Sony says that since its PSVR holiday deal was such a success, it has decided to bring it back for fans. Starting Sunday, February 18th through Saturday, March 3rd, the PlayStation VR standalone headset and bundles will start at $199.

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Nokia Could Possibly Sell Its Digital Health Business

Nokia Could Possibly Sell Its Digital Health Business


Withings, the French wearables company, was acquired by Nokia last year after the company announced its intention to buy Withings in 2016. It joined the company and came to be known as Nokia Health. The new division came out with new products one of which was the Nokia Sleep that we saw at CES 2018 in January. However, Nokia could possibly end up selling its Digital Health business because the company has confirmed today that it has begun a strategic review of the business to consider its options.

The company has announced today that it has started a strategic review of options for its Digital Health business. The division’s portfolio includes both consumer and enterprise products. It manufactures and sells a variety of hybrid smartwatches, scales, and digital health devices.

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Nokia 7+ To Feature Android One And 18:9 Display According To New Leak

Nokia 7+ To Feature Android One And 18:9 Display According To New Leak


HMD Global has seen considerable success with the Nokia-branded smartphones that it has been releasing and the company is showing no intention of slowing down. A new leak has revealed more information about a rumored device called the Nokia 7+. According to the new leak, which also brings us a press render of the device, the Nokia 7+ is going to have an 18:9 aspect ratio display and will be powered by Android One.

Nokia 7 was launched in October last year so it has only been a few months since that device has been on the market. However, these leaks show that a “Plus” version of this handset is now in the pipeline and may be launched in the near future.

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Gmail Go Now Available On Android Devices

Gmail Go Now Available On Android Devices

Developing markets are hard to ignore as some of them tend to be extremely populous, which means that there is a lot of untapped potential in terms of gaining new customers. This is why certain brands continue to be popular in developing markets despite them being largely unknown or ignored in developed markets.

This is also why we're seeing more companies start to develop apps that are catered towards such markets, where phones might not be as powerful and internet speeds might not be as fast. The latest app to receive such treatment is Google's Gmail app in which Gmail Go has been launched for Android devices.

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Xbox Party Chat Now Available On Ios, Android Devices

Xbox Party Chat Now Available On iOS, Android Devices

Late last year it was reported that Microsoft was testing out its Xbox Party Chat system for mobile devices. Since our phones are pretty much with us all the time, it makes sense that gamers can continue chatting with each other inside the app while on the go, and the good news is that the app has since been launched.

According to Microsoft's description, "The Xbox app brings together your friends, games, and accomplishments from across your devices. Stay connected to your gaming community on the go, control your Xbox One from the app, and buy new games from the store. With your gaming life all in one place, the Xbox app keeps you connected to the games and gamers that matter most."

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Sony Likely Making A Last Minute Design Change On Its Next Flagship

Sony Likely Making A Last Minute Design Change On Its Next Flagship


Sony is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. However, a document has surfaced which suggests that the company could be making a last minute design change on the device. It’s difficult to ascertain right now if it’s going to be a big change that ends up pushing back the release of this device or if it’s something minor that Sony is now trying to rush through.

A letter that Sony Mobile has sent to the FCC has surfaced. The letter requests the FCC to dismiss all grants for a device with ID PY7-00718V due to a “design change.” The letter also adds that this device has not been sold or marketed in any country which means it hasn’t been released yet. The FCC ID has been linked to Sony’s new flagship.

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Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today


Facebook launched a kid-friendly version of its Messenger app last year called Messenger Kids. It lets parents set up an account for their kids which they can then use for one-on-one or group chats with contacts that have been approved by parents. The controversial app was initially available for iOS only and it has now been released for Android.

Messenger Kids is meant for children aged six to 12 so that they can safely communicate with family members and friends. Features include video and GIF tools, drawing tools, stickers, video chat, and more.

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Activision Working On Spyro The Dragon Trilogy Ps4 Remaster

Activision Working On Spyro The Dragon Trilogy PS4 Remaster


Sony's Crash Bandicoot series was revived last year and after seeing that it had been successful, the publisher hinted at a five year plan for the series which includes an entirely new Crash Bandicoot title for 2019. According to a new report, Activision is thinking along the same lines for Spyro the Dragon trilogy. The company is reportedly working on remastering the title for the PlayStation 4.

Activision may have been enticed by the success of the Crash Bandicoot remaster on PlayStation 4 to go ahead with this project. The title was recently crowned as the best-selling remaster ever for the PlayStation 4. Activision itself said that the sales of this remaster “surpassed our expectations by a wide margin.”

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Panasonic Lumix Gx9, Zs200 Cameras Announced

Panasonic Lumix GX9, ZS200 Cameras Announced

If you're shopping for a new camera and you don't have the need or want for a bulky DSLR, you might be interested to learn that Panasonic has announced two new relatively compact cameras in the form of the Panasonic Lumix GX9 and the Lumix ZS200, with the former being a mirrorless camera while the latter is a compact camera.

While clearly both cameras are aimed at different types of photographers, if there is one feature that they both can shoot and record 4K video at framerates of 30fps and 24fps, which while not exactly the buttery-smooth 60fps that some are hoping for, is still pretty good enough for regular videography work. Apart from that, that's pretty much where the similarities end.

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Splatoon 2 Sells 2 Million Copies In Japan

Splatoon 2 Sells 2 Million Copies In Japan

When Splatoon 2 was officially unveiled for the Nintendo Switch, safe to say that following the success of the original Splatoon, there were many gamers who were probably looking forward to the sequel. It turns out that this is pretty accurate because according to the latest numbers from Famitsu (via Gematsu), Splatoon 2 has sold exceptionally well in Japan.

Assuming the numbers are accurate, the game has managed to sell 2 million copies since its release. The game was launched on the Switch back in late July 2017, which means that it has managed to sell 2 million units within less than a space of a year. Famitsu's latest figures also reveal that the Switch's hardware sales in the country are sitting at around 3.76 million.

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Nintendo Files New 'animal Crossing' Trademark

Nintendo Files New 'Animal Crossing' Trademark

Last year Nintendo launched Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile which is the latest addition to the Animal Crossing franchise. For those who enjoy this lighthearted and cute game, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has filed for a trademark for a potentially new Animal Crossing game.

The trademark was filed in Japan, but based on the translation of the trademark filing, it describes the title as being "software for a home video game machine, portable electronic game machine, and smartphone devices." Given that we've already seen the release of Pocket Camp on mobile, we doubt that the next title will also be for mobile, and that perhaps we could be looking at a new Animal Crossing title for the Nintendo Switch.

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Sony Has A Change Of Heart On The Design Of Its Latest Flagship

Sony has a change of heart on the design of its latest flagship

Sony Mobile may have had a change of heart on the design of its latest flagship, according to documents submitted to the FCC. A letter dated 7 February 2018 from Sony Mobile, has requested the FCC to remove all grants for the device with FCC ID PY7-00718V. The reason for the dismal of these grants is due to a "design change".

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Panasonic Launches 20.3 Megapixel Gx9 Mirrorless Camera For $999

Panasonic Launches 20.3 Megapixel GX9 Mirrorless Camera For $999

Panasonic has launched a new mid-range interchangeable lens camera today called the Lumix GX9. It’s going to be available for purchase starting next month with a 12-60 non-Leica kit lens. The company is going to sell a body-only model but in markets other than the United States. It packs powerful internals in a compact body and even brings a new monochrome shooting mode.

The 20.3 megapixel Lumix GX9 camera doesn’t have a low-pass filter and the company says that its Venus Engine image processor is quite capable of delivering images that look natural and high-quality. The camera features the company’s 5-axis dual image stabilization complemented by stabilization functionality in Panasonic’s lenses. It’s also capable of shooting 4K video at 24 and 30 frames-per-second.

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