My Hero Academia: Bandai Namco Releases Screenshots For Switch, PS4, Nintendo

Game developer Bandai Namco has teased their avid fans. The company has finally released screenshots for its upcoming game— the My Hero Academia: One’s Justice.

The screenshots of My Hero Academia: One’s Justice gave the avid fans the opportunity to have a sneak peek of the game. Fans can look at the various screenshots online via Siliconera, the game’s official Japanese website.

However, Bandai Name did not release yet any additional details about the game.  What we know so far is that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will roll out in PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The screenshots show Izuku Midoriya as the game’s main protagonist and omura Shigaraki as the villain.  Bandai Namco has yet to announce the release date of the game.

One thing for sure is that Bandai Namco will share more details about My Hero Academia: One’s Justice. Fans are expecting that new details will be shared in the annual Jump Fest 2018 expo in Japan.

Also, the game developer will release the game’s trailer on December 16 at an expo. My Hero Academia: One’s Justice became popular in Japan back in 2014 when it started as a manga series.

What started as  a manga series eventually adapted into an anime. The anime’s third season is already in the works. The anime features an eight volumes of manga series.

To date, the franchise has produced one video game which is the My Hero Academia: Battle for All released in 2016 on 3DS gaming console.

Mega Man 11: Game Is Now Playable In Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Game developer Capcom has teased fans about its upcoming video game: the Mega Man 11.  Fans of the popular video game expressed their excitement because of Capcom’s big announcement.

In a live stream earlier this week, Capcom said the brand-new Mega Man 11 would be released on several console platforms. Mega Man 11 will be playable in PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Fans can expect the game in 2018. The Mega Man 11 is directed by Koji Oda with Kazuhiro Tsuchiya as the game producer.

Gamers were able to look some gameplay of the Mega Man after Capcom has released the game’s trailer.

Moreover, Capcom has also teased fans with the game’s retro collections. The publisher will release Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.

Game analysts claim that both retro collections made their way to Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Capcom, however, said that both would also be rolled out in Switch by 2018.

Aside from the Mega Man 11’s retro collections,  the eight games in the game’s spinoff series will be rolled out to Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One as well.  To date, Capcom did not release any additional details.  Fans are not sure if the eight games will be released individually or in the bundle.

What’s new with Mega Man 11?

Taking its cue from Mega Man X,  the new game is expected to be released on a 2D side-scrolling platform. In contrast to its predecessor, the Mega Man 11 features a unique and varied art style.

Game developers said that Mega Man’s appearance looks different and will have a new weapon.

Facebook Rolls Out Messenger App For Kids

Children ages 6 to 12 years old can now communicate with their families and friends.  Facebook announced on Monday that an app will be rolled out in the United States.

Called as the Messenger Kids, this app is  a parent-controlled that allows children to use the messaging and video chat features.

Facebook has recognised the need to have a messaging platform for kids. The app was a product of a series of consultation to parents and parenting experts in the US.

The social media giant took several years to develop such app for kids. Why? Because federal laws prohibit companies to collect information from minors. Unless, of course, companies obtained permission from parents.

In a Facebook blog post, Loren Cheng, Product Management Director said Facebook has consulted the National PTA to discuss the Messenger Kids as a parent-controlled app.

“Messenger Kids opens up a new world of online communication to families. This preview is available on the App Store for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone,” Cheng said.

NTA conducted a study which involved more than 1, 200 parents in the US. It selected parents who have children under the age of 13.

The result of the study revealed that 3 out of every 5 American parents surveyed claimed that their children under 13 use a social media app.

Furthermore, the NTA study disclosed that 81 percent of  American parents reported that their children—between ages 8 and 13—are using social media app.

Children under 13 can install the Messenger Kids either in their tablets or smartphones. The parent’s Facebook account, however, controls the Facebook messaging app.

Messenger Kids will not be showing any ads. In addition, the app wouldn’t collect any data for marketing purposes.  The social media giant also added a facility that can detect sexual content, nudity or violence.

 

Facebook’s Messenger Kids is now available on Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Apple iPhone X: What’s wrong with iPhone X’s Face ID

Apple has finally released its latest flagship, the Apple iPhone X. The company’s new smartphone bragged a new feature—the facial recognition technology.

According to Apple, iPhone X’s Face ID is touted to be the device most advanced functionality. Tech analysts claim the face ID is touted to be Apple’s most advanced feature to date.

With Apple iPhone X’s game changing feature, the device is expected to be sold at a hefty price for $1, 000.

Apple named the smartphone as Apple iPhone X because it is the company’s flagship device for its 10th anniversary.

iPhone X’s face ID features a more secured technology compared to alphanumeric passwords or fingerprint sensor.  It can be recalled that iPhone 5s features both the password or fingerprint sensor technology back in 2013.

How does face ID works?

Apple users can actually unlock their smartphones when they will hold it in front of their faces.  Face ID works by scanning the face and it determines how similar both faces are.

Professor Anil Jain of Michigan State University said that face ID works similar to Touch ID, where in users enrol their faces and allow the technology to compare two face images.

Furthermore, the face ID has a so-called the “TrueDepth” camera system. It is a system that utilises a combination of light projectors and sensors to collect facial features.

Apple said both technologies working together to create a detailed depth map” of a user’s face instantly.

Is iPhone X’s face ID a failure? 

With iPhone X’s popularity, this begs the question if the face ID is a really success or not? Case in point is when a tech site tried to put the iPhone X into a test.  Two pairs of identical twins tried to unlock an iPhone X using a Face ID. The result, however, was unexpected because  the phone unlocked for a wrong twin.

Reports also said that Face ID poorly works in some extreme lighting conditions like when it is so bright.

Despite the reported glitch on these experiments, Apple’s Senior Vice-President for Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said that Face ID is Apple’s most secure security platform so far.

Apple iOS 11.2: Update brings Apple Pay Cash, Bug Fixes, Wireless Charging

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has released recently the iOS 11. 2 update . The latest update brings bug fixes and wireless charging. But there’s more to this update, Apple brings also the Apple Pay Cash.

However, Apple made it clear that such feature is not yet live, saying the Apple Pay Cash has a server issues that must be solved.

Apart from the Apple Pay Cash, the Apple iOS 11.2 update now supports the 7.5W Qi Wireless Charging. This means that Apple users will experience faster charging even better.

Such feature is beneficial to either iPhone 8 or iPhone X users because the wireless charger supports the 7.5 W, in contrast, to the Apple’s  5W wireless charging capacity.

In addition to wireless charging, the iOS 11.2 update has an “autocorrect” feature, an issue that users encountered as a problem earlier. For instance, some users claim that the default keyboard would change “it” into “I.T.”

Hence, Apple users expect that iOS 11.2 will fix the autocorrect issue. Aside from this, users noticed that in iOS 11, the Wifi and Bluetooth icons could not be disabled easily.

Apple, in a statement, said the Wifi and Bluetooth feature that does not able was intently done for a purpose.

The Cupertino-based company claims that it does not disable features so that users can connect to their Apple devices.

Should you upgrade?

Given the Apple iOS 11.2 update, this begs the question if you should upgrade or not?  The reason why is that the iOS update comes in varied sizes, depending on the device.

What is clear, however, is the iOS update is roughly 400 MB. Large as it may seem, Apple users will have a remarkable experience in terms of speed and stability of the mobile OS.

 

What do you think of the Apple’s iOS 11.2 update? Share your thoughts below.

PlayStation VR Skyrim: Gamers Swarm Sony’s ‘Try Playstation VR’

Sony offers its avid gaming fans with a unique and latest promotion.  Sony allows gamers to play the PlayStation VR Skyrim. But here’s  the catch, Sony gamers can play the PlayStation VR Skyrim bundled game for free within 14 days.

What is  Sony’s latest promotion? 

Sony has shipped the PlayStation 4 trial bundle to gamers who signed up the “Try PlayStation VR” program.  Sony’s program include a PlayStation VR, a PlayStation Camera, and a PlayStation Move Controllers.

Also, included in Sony’s latest program is a PS VR Demo Disc 2.0 as well as a copy of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR.

Accordingly, the Sony’s latest promotion is a creative and attractive idea to lure more gamers. By doing so, Sony is effectively promoting their PlayStation VR headset to a bigger audience.

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is popular among gamers. Certainly, the company is attempting to penetrate a more solid and wider fan-based.

The company has reportedly emailed its PlayStation Plus members about the latest promotion. Those who received the email can play any virtual game in their respective homes.

In case you haven’t received any email, visit the Sony PlayStation “Try PlayStation VR” website to enroll in the trial program.

To date, the “Try PlayStation VR” program enlists at least 1, 400 participants  to play the Skyrim bundle for 14 days.

However, Sony clarifies that gamers who availed the program should send the bundle back. Otherwise, a $300 will be automatically charged on the participant’s credit card. Sony clearly explains this policy to gamers who took part in the program when they received their kit.

Sony further emphasised that gamers should return the PlayStation VR Trial Bundle in good condition.

On the other hand, gamers who plan to keep the bundle system will be given a $150 price discount. Clearly, it is a wise marketing move for Sony to attract more customers. A smart move that will surely allow participants to feel a full gaming experience.

What’s your take about Sony’s “Try PlayStation VR” program?

Samsung Galaxy 9: Phone To Feature Skinnier Bezel, Retains Headphone Jack?

Mobile tech company Samsung has started the production of its newest smartphone flagship, the Samsung Galaxy 9, a mobile leak site SamMobile reported earlier this week.

Several tech sites called the Galaxy S9, a radical smartphone. In addition, mobile users expect that Samsung’s new flagship will have new colors, specifications, and features.

Furthermore, Samsung fans can expect two variants of the “radical” smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

Here’s what we know so far about the rumored Samsung Galaxy S9.

Specifications:

  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature a Super AMOLED curved display in a 5.8 inches or 6.2 inches variant.
  •  Android 8.0
  • Regarding processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) and Samsung Exynos (UK)
  • It has a CAT 18 LTE Support that boasts a 1.2 Gbps download speed
  • A fingerprint scanner embedded in the smartphone’s display
  • A dual rear-facing camera
  • A dedicated button with Bixby AI Assistant and USB-C port
  • MicroSD slot
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • AKG stereo speakers
  • 4 GB RAM

Meanwhile, SamMobile reported that Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to have less bezel when compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8.

Having a less bezel, this means that the Galaxy S9 be a large screen device, offering its mobile fans more space to navigate and interact on the screen. Either with a small or big screen,  Samsung fans will surely choose the latter because of the space that will help them navigate the screen easily.

According to the report, the Galaxy S9 will reportedly come out with a purple, orchid gray and arctic silver color variants.  The new colors will certainly bring beauty of the Galaxy S9’s classy phone design.

Previously, Galaxy S8 line-up showcased Gold, Black and Blue color variants. However, the classic colors will remain a stand-out because of the smartphone’s classy design.

What’re your thoughts on the rumored Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone? Leave a comment below!