Tag Archive: Hopes


Valve says it hopes Half-Life: Alyx is the return of the series

Don’t get your hopes up for Half-Life 3 just yet, but we could be seeing more Half-Life projects in the future.

What you need to know Half-Life: Alyx releases on March 23. This VR-only title is the first entry in the series in over 10 years. Valve now says that it hopes this marks a return to the series instead of being a concluding chapter.

With Half-Life: Alyx set to release this month, Game Informer sat down  [Read More…]

HTC is teasing a March 20 announcement, but don’t get your hopes up

This is almost certainly not the HTC 11 you’re looking for.

HTC is teasing an announcement on its Taiwanese Facebook page for a March 20 announcement, coinciding with the spring equinox.

2017.03.20

HTC will give you an unexpected surprise

While it’s possible that the announcement will be a phone, there’s almost no chance that it will be a worldwide release, and it’s definitely not the rumored HTC 10 successor that is expected to be announced and released  [Read More…]

From the ashes of Rdio, Pandora Premium hopes to take your $10 in 2017

The best is yet to come for Pandora.

A year after it acquired Rdio, Pandora plans to enter the on-demand music market in early 2017 with Pandora Premium.

Using a number of features directly taken from, or inspired by, the sleek UI Rdio made famous, Pandora Premium lives alongside the company’s existing streaming radio options, a free ad-supported service, and a $ 4.99 per month ad-free experience called Pandora Plus.

But unlike those cheaper options,  [Read More…]

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 hopes to protect your phone from longer drops

Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company’s smartphone display glass. Corning claims that phones with Gorilla Glass 5 will survive being dropped from up to 1.6 meters 80% of the time.

Previous versions of Gorilla Glass have been used in smartphones from Samsung, HTC, LG and other OEMs. According to The Verge:

Internal research done conducted by Corning showed that 85 percent of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once in  [Read More…]

Google Spaces hopes to offer a better group sharing experience

Google has introduced Spaces, a new tool that makes it easier to share links, videos, and more with groups of people with similar interests. Spaces lets you create groups, like “Comic book buddies,” and easily share with them from the web, YouTube, and more.

From Google:

With Spaces, it’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome come built in. When someone shares something new  [Read More…]

The weBoost eqo hopes to blanket your home in great cellular coverage

If you want to boost the cellular reception in your home, weBoost’s latest product, the eqo Cellular Signal Booster, might be what you’re looking for. Compatible with Verizon, AT&T, and other major networks, eqo enhances cellular signals for greater reach across your home. You can find the eqo on Amazon now for $ 349.99.

You’ll just need to place the eqo in an area that is receiving a signal, and the booster doesn’t require a  [Read More…]

Nuance’s Dragon Anywhere hopes to take mobile dictation to the next level

Nuance has announced a new, cloud-powered mobile version of its popular Dragon voice dicatation app. Called Dragon Anywhere, the app offers continuous dictation, syncing with various cloud services, and sync between your phone, tablet, and desktop.

Yahoo LiveText hopes blending video and texting will make for more authentic conversations

Yahoo has officially announced LiveText, its new messaging app that blends text messaging and live-streaming video to create more memorable experiences. The app was originally soft-launched in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Ireland, and will soon be available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and France.

Google comments on EU antitrust case, admits faults and hopes to improve

Google has made its first public comments about the antitrust case it faces from the EU, in which it admits to not always getting it right, and needs to do a better job.

The EU’s case against Google was officially filed in April, and the company has been rather quiet on the topic until now. In an interview with Politico, Google’s President of EMEA Business and Operations, Matt Brittin, gave some insight on the suit from Google’s  [Read More…]

Autodesk launches Tinkerplay App in hopes of making 3D design and printing fun

Tinkerplay, a new free app from Autodesk, hopes to make 3D printing and designing a little more fun.

3D printing is becoming more and more popular, and our own Russell Holly has been having quite a good time with it, but designing and printing isn’t for everyone. The folks at Autodesk have just released a new app for Android, iOS and even Windows Phone that they hope will make the experience much easier.

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