Remember the Acer W4? After seeing it at IFA 2011, it seems that it's finally ready to make some first impressions, and its blind date is with France. Known officially as the Allegro, Acer's inaugural Windows Phone isn't going over the top in the spec department: it has a 3.
Not everyone needs or wants a powerful laptop. For many, a low cost and light design are miles ahead on their list of priorities over small boosts in performance -- if the laptop can surf the web, watch videos, and download music, what's there to complain about? Still, low cost notebooks aren't that easy to come by.
When we first heard about the Acer Predator 8, it was clear they were going after the market dominated by the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This is a gaming tablet that rolls with an 8-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixel) display and four front-facing speakers. Acer is not fooling around with this release. This is no "filler" tablet.
Microsoft has updated the Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet to tell computer makers when they have to stop selling PCs that have Windows 7 installed. The Windows 7 Pro end of sales for PCs with the OS pre-installed is set as October 31, 2016. Not that many people will care, but that is the same time when Windows 8.1 end of sales will start. Windows 8.
You may have already noticed, but Team Engadget is on the ground in Berlin covering IFA , Europe's biggest and busiest consumer tech show. As it happens, we won't be liveblogging Acer's keynote, but that doesn't mean you can't still follow along from home. Click here to watch the livestream, and then stay tuned as we post our inevitable first impressions of all the company's new stuff.
Some Facebook users in France have spotted a new feature in the Messenger app. They're seeing an hourglass in the top-right corner of a conversation that when tapped sets messages to self-destruct in one hour's time. Facebook says that it's testing this new feature in France and might roll it out to everybody if users embrace it.
Screenshot \/ YouTube\n Ime Archibong directs \u00a0strategic partnerships at the social media giant, leading\u00a0the team charged with connecting with various business partners. \n Archibong\u2019s team has had their hands in everything from the Facebook Messenger app to Internet.org.
Microsoft announced last week that the Xbox One DVR would initially land in three countries at launch. Those three countries are the US, Canada, and the UK. The announcement was made at the Gamescom conference in Cologne. The launch is set for an unspecified time next year with more details coming closer to launch. Microsoft did show off the DVR during the conference.
Reports have bene making the rounds online that Windows 10 has been attempting to install on some Windows 7 and 8 PCs without the users authorization. Microsoft didn’t admit the issue when the first reports started to come out and then after two weeks Microsoft has come clean. The issue has been described as happening two ways typically.
Earlier this year, Andy Chen and I told you about the Satechi Home Button and the Satechi Media Button . Andy wasn’t too impressed with the Home button, but I’m still using the Media button in my MINI Cooper to control Pandora and Spotify on my drives to and from work.
There were over 1.25 billion visits to the Windows 10 app store in the past 10 weeks. While this Microsoft-provided figure doesn’t give enough context to infer download volume, the company did state that Windows 10 developers are seeing significantly higher engagement on the new platform.
Acer has revamped its skinny all-in-one PC, slotting Windows 10 and full-touch into the Aspire Z3-710. The 23.8-inch desktop has a Full HD display with 10-finger multitouch, while inside are Intel's processors with up to a Core i5-4590T supported. Meanwhile, Acer offers up to 2TB of storage, though there's no SSD option at this stage.
Business Insider\n With the iPhone 6, Apple introduced two different sizes of phone for the first time \u2014 the 6 and the 6 Plus, now followed by the 6s and the 6s Plus.\u00a0\n This allows the Cupertino company to target people looking for a big-screened phablet device, without alienating customers who want something a little smaller.
Smartphones with more than 128GB of storage are still extremely rare , but they just became a little more accessible... if you live in Brazil, at least. ASUS has unveiled a Delxue Special Edition of the Zenfone 2 that includes a cavernous 256GB of storage. You won't be hunting for a microSD card any time soon if you pick this up, folks.
Microsoft vowed earlier this year that Lumia Camera would become the default camera app on all Windows 10 phones, but you won't have to wait for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to give it a shot. The company has released a version of Lumia Camera that should run on any Windows Phone 8.1 device, not just those with Microsoft or Nokia badges. However, there's a big gotcha.
You’ve been preparing for it — maybe you’ve even shelled out for the special beer — and now it is nearly upon us: Fallout 4 arrives next month for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Those playing it on the Xbox console will have a special controller option thanks to Bethesda, which is teasing gamers with a bright blue controller up for pre-sale in its online store.
When people talk about smartphones running custom operating systems, they are mostly talking about Android, since the platform makes it possible, though not always easy, to do so. While that is still virtually, if not practically, impossible to do on an iPhone, Windows Phones might be the next breed to get this custom ROM fever thanks to a new tool called Windows Phone Internals.
As France comes to terms with its deadliest domestic attack since World War II, attention has quickly turned to whether European governments need to reassess how they collect, manage and use people’s digital footprint.Already, European politicians are mulling new rules that would allow them to share airline passenger data across the 28-member bloc to identity potential terrorists.