Facebook catches up with the competition while one of the most anticipated games gets canceled. In other news, Lenovo is offering a brand new Chromebox.
Facebook Messenger seems to do everything nowadays. It’s becoming its very own platform, and some people have completely replaced other forms of communication with Facebook’s instant messaging service. There is one thing it hasn’t been able to do until today, though – video calls.
Starting today, people using iOS and Android will be able to take full advantage of this feature. And yes, it works between different platforms. The caveat? It’s only rolling out to Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay for now.
Opinion: Video calling seems like one of those obvious features that should have been added long ago. The real question is whether it will kill services like Skype or not.
Silent Hills was all but guaranteed to be one of the biggest hits in 2016. How could it not? It incorporated talented personalities like the acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro, popular actor Norman Reedus and Metal Gear Solid designer Hideo Kojima. There is absolutely no way this was going to be a bad game, but now we know it won’t be an awesome game either. In fact, it just won’t be.
After a series of reports that claimed the game was canceled, Konami has stepped forward and made it all official.
“Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.
In terms of Kojima and Del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements.”
Opinion: This is really the saddest news I have heard all day… and possibly all month. The demo goes down on April 30th, so make sure to get it from the PlayStation Network if you want to get a taste of what could have been the best Silent Hill game ever.
A new breed of Chrome OS computers continues to fill the market. Yes, we are talking about Chromeboxes, computers that lack the portability of a Chromebook, yet take on the simple and fast ecosystem that makes Chrome OS as popular as it is.
Today, Lenovo announced the ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny. This… well, tiny computer comes with everything you need for the education or business user. It is small enough to carry around, yet should offer the affordability and convenience of a desktop PC.
Specs are still unknown, but we do know the PC comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm. headset jack, DisplayPort and Ethernet. It also supports the company’s Tiny accessories, which allow you to easily build an All-in-One experience.
Opinion: There’s still much to learn before we can pass judgement on this, but it looks like it could be a good solution for the office and classroom. Especially if specs can be modified and then easily upgraded, which looks like a possibility.