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ASUS ZenFone 3 review: Perfect for heavy gaming, multi-tasking, and watching movies

NEW DELHI: While most smartphone makers — especially those from China — have flooded the Indian market with devices in the Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 price range, Taiwan-based technology major ASUS believes there is still room in the country for luxury with superior performance and design. ASUS launched its popular ZenFone Series in a brand new avatar in India in August, with ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe,...

How long can we expect the Pokémon Go craze to last?

I went away for a short holiday with family this past weekend and didn’t pay much attention to gaming news. Imagine my surprise, then, reading the headlines on Tuesday morning and finding thatPokémon Go, by some measures the most insanely popular mobile game of all time, had already “lost its lustre,” as the headline from our own UK correspondent put it. There’s definitely some basis...

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Review

Pros / Good battery life; Strong performance; Comfy soft-touch deck; Plenty of storage Cons / Bland, low-res display; Shallow keyboard Verdict / Dell’s Inspiron 15 5000 is a strong performer with a solid and comfy soft-touch design, but its display doesn’t wow. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 combines strong performance with a comfortable and colourful soft-touch design, but is that enough? For $600,...

10 Virtual Reality Games to Watch in 2016

Sony, Facebook, and HTC are vying for developers to create exclusive virtual reality games for their platforms. Sony used its annual PlayStation Experience two-day fan event in San Francisco to unveil new virtual reality games for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset. While some of these games are exclusive to Sony’s 2016 virtual reality platform, others will also play on competing PC platforms like Oculus...

The Legend of Zelda

The next Zelda game will be the 19th main instalment of the series and carries the name The Legend of Zelda. It’s one of the more frustrating releases for fans because we all expected to be playing it on the Wii U in 2015. Well, that clearly didn’t happen, and while the game is still seeing a launch on the Wii U, it has now also become a game for the NX. By adding the new platform, Nintendo has automatically...

The Division is a terrible Tom Clancy game

Tom Clancy games are all about taking things seriously.  The Division doesn’t. Most strategy in The Division boils down to using the right tool. Pinned down or getting rushed? You need a turret. Sniper fire? Pull out the long gun. If your friends go down, you toss a revive station. For every gear, there is a season. Too bad Ubisoft didn’t understand that the same applies to branding, because The Division...

The 50 Best Video Games of All Time

From arcade classics to recent console hits, these are the 50 greatest games ever   Whether you play video games or not, they’ve become an integral part of our culture. For some, it’s hard to imagine a world without video games—the chip-up-loop of an arcade legend like Space Invaders or the growling “Finish Him!” inMortal Kombat can be as evocative as a Michael Jackson or Beatles tune. Representing...

Zynga Is Still Being Fueled By ‘Words With Friends’

The effect of Pokemon Go, however, remains to be seen. FarmVille creator Zynga reported higher-than-expected bookings in the second quarter, driven by higher demand for its slot games and social games such as Words with Friends and Zynga Poker. The company said bookings were $175 million in the three months ended June 30. Analysts on average had expected $171.3 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount. Bookings,...

Metal Gear Survive is literally pathetic – Reader’s Feature

A reader is less than impressed by the new Metal Gear trailer and wonders what it means for the future of Konami. Knowing how badly abused words can be these days on the Internet, especially the word ‘literally’, I decided to look up and see what the actual definition of ‘pathetic’ is. This is what the Oxford English Dictionary has to say: pathetic n adjective 1 arousing pity, especially through vulnerability...

What Investors Missed in the Market This Week

The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:^DJI) tumbled on Friday, finishing the week down by 2.2% and 2.39%, respectively. The driving force behind the declines seems to have been Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren’s comments that the central bank could soon increase interest rates. With this as our backdrop, let’s take a look at a few companies...