Final Fantasy XV and Rogue One iPhones: Tech News Round Up
By Baxter Jacinto
From Trump’s lambasting tweets on social media all the way to banning scalpers and their ticket bots (justice is almost here!), and of course all the way to the long awaited release of Final Fantasy XV, we bring you a roundup of this week’s tech news.
8. Trump tweeting continues.
If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
We all know Trump’s rash Twitter behavior prior to, and during, the elections and we thought it would be over now that he’s won, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It’s either he’s bashing the media or personalities, or just spreading information without backed sources.
7. New York to ban ticket bots.
Signed: Law to make the resale of tickets obtained via “ticket bots” illegal.
More info https://t.co/TD9l4Xpmcq
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 28, 2016
We are partially pissed about the Coldplay tickets, because it’s another moneymaking opportunity for scalpers. But the governor of New York recently dealt the first blow against these scalpers who use ticket bots to easily purchase seats online. Let’s hope this law spreads to the rest of the world.
6. Final Fantasy XV is worth the wait.
It’s finally here and everyone’s has been raving about it. It’s an open-world with lots of narratives in the form of side-quests but reviews have said that it shifts to a linear storyline at the end part and you can’t do anything about it because it’s the developers way of building up the right momentum for the finale.
5. Introducing the Gameboy keychain.
Yes, we’re serious, it’s a Gameboy that’s about the size of a keychain. Meaning it’s so tiny that you can bring it literally anywhere.
4. New iPad will have no home button?
That sounds just so ridiculous right, an iPad with no home button. But rumor has it that Apple is actually pushing for this in the next iPad release. The best rationale we can think of here is to maximize the space further but hey, if one really wants it’s big and wide then there’s also the 10.9-inch model. So we suppose we’ll just have to wait for Apple to explain?
3. iPhone could be curving.
About time! It was about time for Apple to finally copy the curve feature of Samsung because it’s just aesthetically pleasing in the eyes and its ergonomics while holding it just way better. If this rumor is really true for the next iPhone line-up then just what is Samsung supposed to do to level its game with Apple?
2. The ultimate selfie studio app.
Here’s the sequel to the bestselling photo app. And, guess what? It’s totally free! FaceTune2 has thoroughly thought of all possible filters and intricacies that would make your face aesthetically pleasing. But, of course, they have to make money. So some filters will have to be bought with real money—but seriously, what more could you ask for?
1. Vader’s smartphone is in Japan.
How does a smartphone with a Star Wars theme sound? Too. Awesome. And that awesomeness is about to become a reality with the Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank’s plan to release the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which will let you choose which side you want.
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