Monday mornings are always full of amazing news. Today is no exception, with big rumors and news hitting our mailbox. Google may be getting ready for a big acquisition, we have leaked images of what could be the Galaxy S5 Prime, OnePlus is sending out more invites and Chromebooks are getting more support.
Google could be getting ready to purchase yet another company! The Search Giant is said to be in talks with Twitch for a $1 billion acquisition. Twitch is a live video streaming service, which is now focused on gaming. It would become part of YouTube, if acquired.
No other details are known and Google has declined to comment in this rumor, of course. We have to wonder what Twitch’s future holds. If Google were to acquire it – will it die and just live under YouTube’s branding? More about this will probably emerge soon.
Opinion: The gaming community loves Twitch, making this a huge deal. We seriously hope Twitch can stay alive as it is. If not, Google should make sure YouTube implementation is good.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime has been all the talk among Samsung fans. Rumors keep spreading and we have even seen it show up at retailer websites, but we hadn’t seen the device until today. The images bellow are said to be of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5.
The main difference we can find is that the speaker grill has been moved from the back to the bottom of the device. Of course, there is also the build quality, which does look much better. No other details were given, but rumored specs include that 5.2-inch 1440x2560p display and super high-end specs.
Opinion: Samsung is not one to release a Galaxy S device only to release an improved one later. In all honesty, I am no fan of the Galaxy S5 and believe this should have been the device released.
OnePlus is done sending Smash the Past winners their devices, so now it’s time for the next badge! The Chinese manufacturer is ready to take care of business and allow more of us to join the revolution. How can we get an invite?
The first option is to simply join the Raining Invites contest. This can be done straight from their website. You get multiple chances. Of course, it all has to do with social media, so you will have to follow, share and the like.
The second option is only available for active forums users, who are getting a very nice advantage over us. Constant users will get advantage and be put higher in the list. Factors to consider include “forum age”, participation and recent activity. Go to their official page for more details.
Opinion: The OnePlus One is still looking mighty awesome for the price. I will be trying to get an invite, so my eyes will be all over this batch.
Can a Chromebook really expire? Isn’t it supposed to be the always-new laptop? In essence, Chromebooks do stay fresh and new for a long time, but even these devices reach their EOL (End of Life). Chromebooks averaged to about 4 years of life after their launch date, a number that has been changed today.
Most Chromebooks will now have a lifespan of 5 years before they reach their EOL. This includes current devices like the Samsung Series 3, 5 and 550.
Opinion: The web evolves and becomes more demanding every day. Even though Chromebooks are “just a browser”, they will need better specs to ensure a good experience. And 5 years seems like a very fair number for a computer!