Mobile devices might just be the next big frontier for video games. Sure, the free app charts on Google Play might still be dominated by casual games that simply idle away the time. But a dedicated gamer can find plenty to enjoy. After all, as the hardware inside smartphones and tablets gets more advanced, it can actually start to match the performance you need for more complex gaming experiences
We know from anecdotal evidence (and personal experience) that everyone hates phone batteries. But surveys also show that battery life is the paramount complaint people make about their smartphones. It’s the biggest phone-related concern about for one in three people, and 89% of people in a British survey named battery life as an important feature when shopping for a new phone.
Metro Trains is at it again with Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games, a sequel to the smartphone and tablet game based on the now viral Australian train safety PSA
The game, which hit the iTunes store on Tuesday, will allow players to save a whole new cast of dumb characters from impending death, as they compete in 28 mini-games, such as the “Electric Fence Hurdle” and “Landmine Curling.”
Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system.
If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “…” icon under a tweet and select “Share via Direct Message.”
If it feels like your money keeps disappearing, this won’t help.
Snapchat has announced a partnership with mobile payments service Square to introduce Snapcash, a payments feature that lets you transfer money between accounts on the ephemeral photo-sharing platform.
U2 has postponed its appearance on The Tonight Show after the band’s frontman Bono got injured in a bicycle accident, the band has announced.
“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back,” says a message posted on U2′s websithttp://mashable.com/2014/11/17/bono-bicycle-accident/
Nvidia Shield owners will be able to stream games to their handheld devices from the cloud starting next week, the company announced Thursday.
A streaming service called Grid will launch on Nov. 18 in the United States, and will offer users of the Nvidia Shield handheld gaming device a library of 20 titles at launch. All the games will be free to stream until June 30, 2015.