iPhone 5S to Sport a Sapphire Home Button As a Fingerprint Scanner

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A fingerprint scanner made of Sapphire in the next iPhone

AuthenTec Fingerprints Sensor Technology

A fingerprint scanner is highly rumored for quite some time by now, and expected to be the next tentpole in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S. Previous code found in iOS 7 Beta suggests that Apple is indeed planning to include some sort of biometric input in their next flagship iPhone.

New Mockups of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

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iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C New Photos emerged

New Mockups of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

New mockups emerged for the upcoming Apple’s products, the full-fledged iPhone 5S upgrade, as well as the long rumored cheap iPhone 5C that we’ve been hearing a lot about recently. The source of these images is the Vietnamese website Tinhte, which has a solid record of exposing Apple products before their official release.

PlayStation 4 8GB Memory = 4.5GB Direct + 1GB Flexible + 2.5GB System OS

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PlayStation 4 8GB Memory = 4.5GB Direct + 1GB Flexible + 2.5GB System OS

PlayStation 4 8GB Memory = 4.5GB Direct + 1GB Flexible + 2.5GB System OS

In the wake of recent rumors, and outrage, regarding PlayStation 4′s Direct and Flexible memory, Sony has issued an official statement about the console’s RAM debacle:

We would like to clear up a misunderstanding regarding our “direct” and “flexible” memory systems. The article states that “flexible” memory is borrowed from the OS, and must be returned when requested – that’s not actually the case.

The actual true distinction is that:

  • “Direct Memory” is memory allocated under the traditional video game model, so the game controls all aspects of its allocation
  • “Flexible Memory” is memory managed by the PS4 OS on the game’s behalf, and allows games to use some very nice FreeBSD virtual memory functionality. However this memory is 100 per cent the game’s memory, and is never used by the OS, and as it is the game’s memory it should be easy for every developer to use it.

We have no comment to make on the amount of memory reserved by the system or what it is used for.

By not commenting on the amount of RAM reserved by the system or available to developers, Sony might implicitly confirm the previous figures.

Eurogamer, originally reporting on the PS4′s memory, now thinks that there is 4.5GB of Direct RAM available to developers, along with OS-controlled 1GB of memory, therefore the amount of memory the games will have 100% access would be 5.5GB leaving 2.5GB reserved for the OS.

We understand that this is a 1GB virtual address space, split into two areas – 512MB of on-chip RAM is used (the physical area) and another 512MB is “paged”, perhaps like a Windows swap file. But to be clear, of the 8GB of GDDR5 on PS4, our contention is that 5GB of it is available to developers.

The good news is that the amount is static and not dictated by OS functions as we stated in our original post, making it a lot easier for developers to work with.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Debut Trailer Leaked [Updated]

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Ahead of tomorrow’s official reveal, the debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was leaked. The footage confirms that Ubisoft‘s pirate-centric sequel will arrive on PC, current-gen, and next-gen, Wii U, PS4, and possibly Xbox 720 on Oct. 29. Watch the trailer below while it lasts

Update:

Ubisoft Montreal has officially unveiled the latest installment in Assassin’s Creed franchise. The game is being developed since 2011 with 8 Ubisoft studios working on it, lead by Montreal in conjunction with studios from Singapore, Sofia, Annecy, Kiev, Quebec City, Bucharest and Montpellier. Read the official synopsis below and watch the 2 trailers afterwards:

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces Edward Kenway, a brash rebel Pirate Assassin. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Take part in an incredible and seamless adventure. Discover the most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate. Become one of the most feared pirates in the West Indies. Stand amongst legendary names as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.

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