Oculus Rift Will Get Xbox One Game Streaming Support on December 12

Oculus Rift Will Get Xbox One Game Streaming Support on December 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app available December 12
  • While Rift works on Windows 7 and above, the app is for Windows 10 only
  • Titles include Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4

Microsoft has announced that you will soon be able to stream Xbox One games from your console to Oculus Rift on Windows 10 PCs with the help of a new app – Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app.

“The new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app connects to your Xbox One via your home network,” Kevin Unangst, senior director of global marketing at Xbox, said in an official blog post. “Once connected, your console’s video output is streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a massive screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments: ‘Citadel’, ‘Retreat’ and ‘Dome’.”

If you’re wondering what’s the need for “immersive VR environments”, that’s because your Xbox One games aren’t capable of naturally adapting to Rift’s 360-degree view. Project Scorpio, the confirmed 4K-and-high-end-VR upgrade to the Xbox One, isn’t out until fall 2017, so you’ll have to wait a bit to see if your Rift is supported by Project Scorpio, or Microsoft chooses to build its own native VR hardware. The latter approach would be a shift in how the company is approaching VR headsets for Windows 10, but then again the Xbox division has always built its own hardware.

While a full list of games isn’t available, Microsoft said that you’ll be able to stream the likes of Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Halo 5: Guardians, “biggest sports games”, “indie darlings”, and even some backward compatible Xbox 360 titles. Microsoft also wants potential Rift buyers to know that every Rift purchase comes with a free Xbox wireless controller – a nudge of sorts towards consumers to pick up an Xbox One S during the holidays if they are jumping onto the VR bandwagon – unlike the Oculus Touch controllers that cost $199 (about Rs. 13,600) on top of the Rift’s own $599 (about Rs. 41,000) price point.The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app will be available for free in the Oculus Store on December 12, Microsoft said, and more titles will be added in the coming year. Hopefully, someone at Microsoft can use the next two weeks to come up with a better name for the app.

Tags: Oculus Rift, Xbox One, Windows 10
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Forza Horizon 3 Demo Now Available on Windows 10; HDR Support for Xbox One Demo Added

Forza Horizon 3 Demo Now Available on Windows 10; HDR Support for Xbox One Demo Added

Forza Horizon 3 Demo Now Available on Windows 10; HDR Support for Xbox One Demo Added
HIGHLIGHTS
Demo requires 21GB of disk space to install
HDR support for demo on Xbox One S added
Game can be downloaded from Windows Store
Beta and demo versions of most games are released well ahead of their full release in order to build the hype around the launch of the game and let the players test their machines with the game’s requirements. The latter reason has become increasingly important as the games have become more demanding than ever. Disregarding the usual trend, Microsoft has now released a demo version of its racing game Forza Horizon 3 on Windows, more than a month after its official release.
Forza Horizon 3 has been received extremely well by the critics since its release and in our review of the game, we specifically pointed out the brilliant visuals and the wide range of the car roster available in the game. The demo version of the game on Xbox One was made available ahead of its official release but for some reason, Microsoft decided to hold back the PC version up until now.

(Also Read: Forza Horizon 3 Review)
The demo for the off-road racing game by Microsoft Studios can be downloaded from Windows Store here. The demo version of the game requires disk space of around 21GB.
It should be noted that even the minimum requirements necessary to play the game are demanding than some of the other titles on PC. As per the game’s listing, your setup requires at least 8GB of RAM and an equally or more capable processor than 3.4GHz i5 3570. In terms of graphic cards, your setup should have a graphic card equally or more capable than NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti or AMD R7 250X.

Apart from releasing the demo version of the Forza Horizon 3 for PC, the company has also introduced HDR support – which has been present on the full game from day one – to the Xbox One demo version of the game, meant for players on the Xbox One S and those using an HDR display.

Forza Horizon 3 received 9 out of a possible 10 rating in our review and we termed it as “vastly improved and polished instalment in the Forza Horizon series.” Given that the PC version also supports resolutions up to 4K, it might be the best time to check if your system is ready for this monster of a game before spending your hard earned money on it.

Tags: Forza Horizon 3, Gaming, Forza Horizon 3 PC Demo, Forza, Windows Store, Microsoft

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Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications

Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications

Intex Cloud S9 With Reliance Jio Support Launched: Price and Specifications
HIGHLIGHTS
The Intex Aqua Q8 is priced at Rs. 4,200
The Intex Cloud S9 is priced at Rs. 6,499
Both smartphones are listed on the company site
Two new Intex smartphones, the Aqua Q8 and Cloud S9, have been listed by the company on its website. The Intex Aqua Q8 is priced at Rs. 4,200 while the Intex Cloud S9 is priced at Rs. 6,499. We can expect both the new Intex smartphones to hit the market soon.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Intex Aqua Q8 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and comes with a pixel density of 219ppi. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Spreatrum SC7731C processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of built-in storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and also comes with 0.3-megapixel front camera. The rear camera is accompanied by an LED flash as well. Backed by a 1650mAh battery, the Aqua Q8 supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, and GPS connectivity options. It will be available in Black, Champagne, and White colours. The Intex Aqua Q8 measures 135.7×67.3×8.8mm and weighs 139 grams.

The Intex Cloud S9, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and offers a pixel density of 267ppi. The handset also sports DragonTrail glass on top of the display. It is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The smartphone offers 4G connectivity alongside VoLTE (voice over LTE) support, which is a highlight of the device, and makes it compliant with Reliance Jio’s network.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Intex Cloud S9 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and also houses a 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by 3650mAh battery and supports all standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and Micro-USB.

Intex Aqua Q8 Intex Aqua Q8
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
4.50-inch
Processor
1.2GHz
Front Camera
0.3-megapixel
Resolution
480×854 pixels
RAM
1GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
8GB
Rear Camera
5-megapixel
Battery capacity
1650mAh
See full Intex Aqua Q8 specifications
Also See
Amazon
Intex Aqua 4G Strong (Champagne, 8GB) –
Rs. 3,449
Flipkart
Intex Aqua 4G Strong (Grey, 4GB) – OFFER
Rs. 3,651
Amazon
Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 (Champ, 8GB) Champange
Rs. 5,450
Intex Cloud S9 Intex Cloud S9
Rs. 6,499
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.50-inch
Processor
1.3GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
720×1280 pixels
RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
3650mAh
See full Intex Cloud S9 specifications
BUY AT
Amazon
Intex Cloud S9 (Blue, 16GB) –
Rs. 6,499
Amazon
Intex Cloud S9 (Grey, 16GB) –
Rs. 6,499
Tags: Intex Aqua Q8 Price, Intex Aqua Q8 Price in India, Intex Aqua Q8 Specifications, Intex Mobiles, Mobiles, Intex, Intex Cloud S9 Price, Intex Cloud S9 Price in India, Intex Cloud S9 Specifications

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Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990
HIGHLIGHTS
Android for Work lets you have separate work and home profiles
The smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE support
It sports a full-HD display and runs Android 6.0
After the P77, Panasonic has now launched the Eluga Tapp smartphone in India. The Panasonic Eluga Tapp is priced at Rs. 8,990, and is now available via major brand outlets across the country. The budget smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner, offers 4G VoLTE support, and integrates Android for Work feature to keep work apps and personal apps separate from one another, and keeps the data secure as well. This means that the personal apps cannot communicate with work apps or corporate accounts in any way, and vice versa.

As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded using the microSD card slot (up to 32GB). For photography, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (4G/3G + 2G). The smartphones packs a 2800mAh non-removable battery and weighs 138 grams.
The Panasonic Eluga Tapp measures 143x71x8.15mm, and is available in Champagne Gold and Silver Grey colour variants. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Global Positioning System (A-GPS), and FM Radio. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp also supports proximity, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor

Panasonic Eluga Tapp Panasonic Eluga Tapp
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.00-inch
Processor
1.25GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution

RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
2800mAh
See full Panasonic Eluga Tapp specifications
Also See
Amazon
Panasonic Eluga Note (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 11,590
Flipkart
Panasonic Eluga A2 (Metallic Gold, 16GB) – OFFER
Rs. 9,019
Amazon
Panasonic Eluga Turbo (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 7,999
Tags: Panasonic Eluga Tapp, Panasonic Eluga Tapp India Launch, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Features, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Specifications, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Price, Panasonic, Mobiles, Android

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Steam to Get Native PS4 Controller Support Soon

Steam to Get Native PS4 Controller Support Soon

Steam to Get Native PS4 Controller Support Soon
HIGHLIGHTS
The DualShock 4 will work in Steam natively
Support for other controllers will be added too
The DualShock 4 gets it first as it is similar to the Steam Controller
Soon you’ll be able to use your PS4 controller natively in Steam. Valve will release an update to allow full configuration of the DualShock 4 controller for Steam. This was announced at Steam Dev Days, the company’s biennial developer conference.

“This means that players can pair their PS4 controller directly to their PC and use all the configurability options available to the Steam Controller, including use of the PS4 touchpad and gyro,” said Lars Doucet, developer of Defender’s Quest in a presentation for enhanced controller support.

(Also see: Steam Dev Days 2016: Steam Link for Samsung TVs, Wireless Vive, and More)

This is just one of many controllers that will receive such support. There will be support for all popular controllers to Steam’s API. While this would allow consumers the ability to use the controller of their choice rather than Valve’s Steam Controller or the Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller, it also negates the need of third-party software such as Joy2Key in order to achieve compatibility. From a developer standpoint it allows games to ship with a wider choice of input support for free.

“Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything,” Doucet claimed.
The reason for Valve supporting the PS4 controller first, according to Doucet, is due to the fact that it shares similar functionality to the Steam Controller due to the presence of a gyroscope and a touchpad.

Will you use the PS4 controller for Steam or are you a loyalist to the keyboard and mouse? Let us know in the comments.

Tags: Steam Dev Days, Steam Dev Days 2016, Valve, PS4, PS4 Controller, Steam API, DualShock 4

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Lyf Water 8 With 3GB of RAM, VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 10,999

Lyf Water 8 With 3GB of RAM, VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 10,999

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lyf Water 8 sports 5-inch 720p amoled screen
  • The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • It has 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, both equipped with flash

Reliance’s Lyf on Thursday launched its latest dual-SIM handset, the Lyf Water 8 at Rs. 10,999. The smartphone will come running Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. Lyf Water 8 sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280) amoled screen with pixel density of 294 ppi and is powered by QualcommSnapdragon 615 processor.

The 4G, VoLTE-enabled Lyf Water 8 has 3GB of RAM and has 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable by up to 128GB. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, both of which come with HDR and flash. The company claims that features such as ChromaFlash (front LED flash) and OptiZoom enhance the quality of the images taken by phone significantly.

Both SIM slots in the Lyf Water 8 are 4G enabled, however, at a time only one of these two can support 4G connectivity. In terms of dimensions, the phone measures 142mm x 70.5mm x 7.0mm. Lyf Water 8 packs a Lithium-ion 2600mAh battery, which company claims provides up to 10 hours of talk time. The company claims that the battery can last up to 320 hours in standby mode. In terms of connectivity, the phone features Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0, Micro USB, and USB OTG, in addition to 4G/ VoLTE.

The Lyf Water 8 is available in Black and White colour variants.

Lyf Water 8

Lyf Water 8

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.5GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 5.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2600mAh

See full Lyf Water 8 specifications
Also See
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 7,599
  • Amazon
    Lyf Water 5 (Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 8,400
  • Amazon
    LYF Water 2 LS5008 (Silver)
    Rs. 9,490
Tags: 4G LTE Phone, Lyf Water 8, Reliance 4G, Reliance Lyf Water 8
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PS4 Loses Ustream Support, Could Be Replaced by Hitbox

PS4 Loses Ustream Support, Could Be Replaced by Hitbox

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sony will stop supporting Ustream for the PS4 from August 1.
  • PS4, PS Vita, and the PS App will be impacted.
  • Another streaming service, Hitbox, may take its place.

Sony has announced it will stop supporting Ustream. The video streaming service will no longer be an option for PS4, PS Vita, and PS App users to view or broadcast gameplay. Sony’s support page carried the following statement:

“On August 1, 2016, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate the following Ustream features available on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system and Live from PlayStation:

  • Broadcasting gameplay to Ustream.
  • Viewing Ustream broadcasts from “Live from PlayStation” on the PS4 system, PlayStation App (PS App) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). Players can broadcast gameplay via YouTube, Twitch and Dailymotion and enjoy viewing these broadcasts via Live from PlayStation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.”

When the PS4 launched back in 2013, Twitch and Ustream headlined the console’s video broadcasting capabilities. Since then we’ve seen the likes of YouTube being forced to take gaming seriously as well.

For most of the hardcore PS4 community, Ustream was home to some of the more bizarre content on the PS4. From streams that had broadcasters dressed up as Batman eating a banana to others building chairs, it was one of the stranger sections of the PS4 experience.

Nonetheless, this should come as no surprise considering that Ustream has been purchased by IBM and is focussing on the enterprise audience instead of end-users.

Furthermore, it appears that e-sportscentric streaming platform Hitbox might take its place.

According to German website Playstation Experience, citing employees at the video game streaming service, there are plans to bring it to the PS4 although no date has been finalised.

Does Ustream’s exit from the PS4 make a difference to your viewing and broadcasting habits on the platform? Let us know in the comments.

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Tags: Hitbox, Live from PlayStation, PS App, PS Vita, PS4, PS4 Share, Twitch, Ustream, Vita, YouTube Gaming
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Intex Cloud String HD With VoLTE Support Launched

intex_cloud_string_hd_rear.jpg

HIGHLIGHTS
Intex’s new Cloud String HD is available to buy via Flipkart.
It features a 5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 294ppi.
The Clould String HD runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
Intex has launched its new Cloud String HD smartphone in India. The smartphone is now available exclusively via Flipkart at Rs. 5,599 in Black and White colours.

The Intex Cloud String HD, much like the recently unveiled Aqua Secure, supports 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5, and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). The smartphone also supports VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility. Another notable feature of the Cloud String HD is its fingerprint sensor which sports a mirror-glass finish.

The dual-SIM (4G+4G) supporting Intex Cloud String HD smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum (SC9832A) SoC clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It packs 8GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB).

intex_cloud_string_hd_rear.jpg
The Cloud String HD smartphone sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Some of the camera features on the Cloud String HD include face detection, and smile detection modes. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. Measuring 144.5×72.5×8.7mm, the Cloud String HD smartphone weighs 150 grams. According to online retailer’s listing, the 2200mAh battery is rated to deliver up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 190 hours of standby time on 2G network.

Last week, Intex launched its 4G-enabled Aqua Secure smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 6,499, the company said the Aqua Secure was the first smartphone in the its lineup to sport a fingerprint scanner.

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Micromax Bolt Selfie With 4G Support, 5-Megapixel Front Camera Launched at Rs. 4,999

Micromax Bolt Selfie With 4G Support, 5-Megapixel Front Camera Launched at Rs. 4,999

HIGHLIGHTS
The Bolt Selfie sports 5-megapixel front and rear cameras.
It supports 4G LTE connectivity, and is a dual-SIM phone.
The new Micromax smartphone features a 4.5-inch display.
Soon after launching the Bolt Supreme and Bolt Supreme 2, Micromax has launched its latest Bolt-series smartphone, the Bolt Selfie. The company has listed the handset on the company site and has confirmed that it will be a Flipkart exclusive. Priced at Rs. 4,999, the Micromax Bolt Selfie is now available to buy via the online retailer in White and Champagne colours.

The biggest highlight of the Micromax Bolt Selfie smartphone is its 5-megapixel front fixed-focus camera. The handset also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. Apart from the camera, the Bolt Selfie supports 4G LTE.

The dual-SIM Bolt Selfie features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage. The handset supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Micromax Bolt Selfie supports dual Micro-SIMs. The handset is backed by a 1750mAh removable battery that can offer up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 260 hours of standby time. Apart from 4G, the Micromax Bolt Selfie supports GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and GPS.

Last week, Micromax launched two entry-level 3G-enabled Android smartphones in the country, the Bolt Supreme, and the Bolt Supreme 2. The former was priced at Rs. 2,749, while the latter was priced at Rs. 2,999.

The Indian handset maker earlier this month had also unveiled its new Canvas Evok smartphone range. Under the new Evok-series, Micromax introduced the first smartphone Canvas Evok priced at Rs. 8,499. The new smartphone went on sale exclusively via Flipkart.

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Dropbox for Windows 10 Released With Biometrics Support and More

Dropbox for Windows 10 Released With Biometrics Support and More

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Dropbox has released its universal Windows 10 app, adding that users can utilise Windows Hello biometrics feature to sign into their Dropbox account.

Dropbox for Windows 10 offers several interesting features including the ability to allow a user to drag and drop files from Windows File Explorer to Dropbox app. Users can also utilise Quick Search and set up interactive notifications. However, more notable is support for Windows Hello, which will allow users to log into their account using fingerprint or face for authentication.

Dropbox already exists on Windows 8 as a modern app, and the new release is a re-launched app for the new desktop version. Dropbox said that users can continue to work on Windows 8 app, but they will be slowly upgraded to the new version.

Dropbox and Microsoft partnered in November 2014 and have since released a number of handy integrations – including the ability to edit Office files from within Dropbox app. Dropbox says that the partnership has resulted in 17 million users taking advantage of their collaborated features.

“Microsoft is excited to partner with Dropbox to bring more cloud storage and productivity services to Windows 10 across PC and tablets. With the arrival of Dropbox, Windows 10 fans have easy and convenient access to photos, documents, and files anytime, anywhere,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief Evangelist, Microsoft

Dropbox said that an app optimised for tablets will be available in the coming days. It is also working on a Windows 10 Mobile app, which it expects to release in “early 2016.”

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Tags: Apps, Dropbox, Dropbox for Windows 10, Universal Windows app, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
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