Welcome to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you are new to this website, this is where we take a look at the week’s technology news stories.
Apple will be holding a special event on the 12 of September at 6PM(UK Time). For the curious amongst you it will be taking place at the Steve Jobs theatre at Apple Park. To find out how to watch it live, read the article right here.
Streets of Rage is a series of side-scrolling beat-em-up video games that came out in the 1990s. Whilst the series has seen plenty of re-releases over the years, we’ve not seen a new one one. That is of course until now. Earlier this week, DotEmu announced that they will be making Streets of Rage 4 in collaboration with Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube. DotEmu also released a trailer that you can check out above. No release date has been announced.
IFA is one of Europe’s big consumer technology events and it’s going on at the time publishing this article. LG announced the LG G7 One smartphone at IFA this year. It’s got a 6.1″ screen (which has a notch), 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and 8 megapixel front-facing camera and 32GB of internal storage (with the ability to expand that by up to 2TB with a Micro SD card). At the time of publishing this article, there is no information on pricing or a release date.
Sony has also come out at IFA with a new Smartphone dubbed the Xperia XZ3. They seem to be bucking the trend with it’s 6″ screen that has no notch. It’s got a 19 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 13 megapixel front-facing camera. Of course, it will have wireless charging. The Xperia XZ3 will be priced at £699 and will release on the 5th of October 2018.
Marshall is a company well known for it’s guitar amps but more recently they have been getting into speakers and headphones. In particular they have announced a new portable bluetooth speaker called the Kilburn II. It sports a total of 36 watts of power (20 watt woofer plus a pair of 8 watt speakers). The Kilburn II speaker will be available here in the UK on the 13th of September and will set you back £269.
On the laptop front Acer has come out with a beast of a gaming laptop called the Predator Triton 900. It’s a 2-in-1 laptop. It’s got a swivel hinge that allows the screen to rotate vertically. There is no information on pricing or a release date.
Microsoft has a new update coming out for Windows 10. Officially dubbed the October 2018 update it will bring a few new features such as a dark mode for the File Explorer, and some improvements to the Xbox Game Bar. As the name suggests it should be coming out at some point in October.
That’s going to be it for this edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. What were your favourite news stories from this week? Let me know in the comments.