From the rumor mill: Nokia Lumia 925 coming to China on June 15th

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Nokia recently revealed the Lumia 925 smartphone and now a new report suggests that this smartphone will make its debut in China on June 15th.

According to the report, the Nokia Lumia 925 will make its appearance first in China on June 15th, and subsequently the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eventually, those in the United States will see this phone. Nokia’s Lumia 925 will also be released in a “limited edition” capacity featuring a design to hype the upcoming movie “Superman: Man of Steel.”

“Nokia is to make a splash with Superman: Man of Steel limited edition, much like they did with the Lumia 900 and the Batman logo,” the report states. China is rumored to have 925 units that feature this limited edition handset. These units feature the iconic Superman logo as well as a wireless charging back cover featuring Superman’s logo.

The Nokia Lumia 925 features a 4.5 inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, PureView 8.7-megapixel with OIS, Autofocus, dual LED flash, a second HD 1.2MP wide angle camera, and 1GB RAM. The camera has been redefined with the “next generation of image processing software” and the most advanced lens technology to make every shot clear and sharp.

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Microsoft talks about Xbox One cloud servers will tackle processor-intensive gaming chores

One of the many pieces of information that Microsoft revealed on Tuesday was that Microsoft has added 300,000 servers to Xbox Live, up from the initial 15,000.

Now, General Manager, Matt Booty talked to Ars Technica about how this will improve game play. He said that the improved cloud architecture will speed up CPI heavy chores that are not dynamic on latency- for example lightning and cloth dynamics- by pre-calculating them before applying them to a scene.

To make this possible, the cloud server will provide three virtual devices for “every Xbox One available in your living room.” It will however be up to game developers to manage transitions between console-only and cloud assisted graphics as the first few seconds of lighting in a new scene will be handled by the console before servers can take over.

Because of this, many titles may look better when online but you will still be able to play them even if the internet connection is lost.

Source: Ars Technica

Xbox One: AMD confirmed at co-designer

One of the many pieces of information that Microsoft revealed on Tuesday was that Microsoft has added 300,000 servers to Xbox Live, up from the initial 15,000.

Now, General Manager, Matt Booty talked to Ars Technica about how this will improve game play. He said that the improved cloud architecture will speed up CPI heavy chores that are not dynamic on latency- for example lightning and cloth dynamics- by pre-calculating them before applying them to a scene.

To make this possible, the cloud server will provide three virtual devices for “every Xbox One available in your living room.” It will however be up to game developers to manage transitions between console-only and cloud assisted graphics as the first few seconds of lighting in a new scene will be handled by the console before servers can take over.

Because of this, many titles may look better when online but you will still be able to play them even if the internet connection is lost.

Source: Ars Technica

Nokia LiveSight now available on all Windows Phone 8 devices

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Available today, Nokia has released an update to its Nokia Maps app that integrates with the company’s LiveSight augmented-reality feature, a feature previously only accessible via the CityLens app.

LiveSight brings together nearby locations along with relevant information such as the type of business it is, the hours, the address and phone number, and customer ratings.

Users can access LiveSight mode through the app bar (Places). Once activated (you may need to correct the compass on your phone), you’ll see the points of interest either overlaid on the standard map or in a mode that resembles Google’s Street View. It also works when you’re offline.

New ‘Windows 8 End User Training Brochure’ now available

 

A common problem people encounter with Windows 8 is just how different it is. Today, Microsoft have published a new 36 page guide that comes with clear illustrations, lists of touch and mouse gestures as well as keyboard shortcuts; all aimed at making users more confident when using Microsoft’s newest operating system.

The guide should hopefully be a relief to new users and also serve as a useful resource to share with those also using Windows 8 but need a bit of help.

Download the Windows 8 End User Training Brochure from the Microsoft Download Center

New Xbox: EA confirms FIFA 14 for Xbox v.NEXT

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Until today, the only game that was confirmed to be shown tomorrow was Activision’s upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts. Today, EA confirmed it will be making an appearance during the event at the big tent in Redmond, Washington.

In a post on the EA Sports FIFA Facebook page, the publisher announced it will show the first footage of FIFA 14, the next game in its best selling pro soccer game series, tomorrow as part of the revealing.

EA was a noticeable no-show in February when Sony revealed the PlayStation 4, although the company has already announced it plans to release games for Sony’s next console as well. However, EA has confirmed it currently does not have any plans to release games for the Wii U.

Source: EA Sports on Facebook Image via Facebook