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The Talos Principle arrives for Tegra-powered Android devices

There’s nothing secret anymore about “The Talos Principle” – everybody who follows gaming news will know what this introspective-slash-philosophical puzzle game is all about. The game has been out for the PC platform for a year now, so we know exactly what to expect. Still, it doesn’t take away the excitement that this great game is now out for Android.

Square Enix puts out Chaos Rings III, continues mobile RPG series

Square Enix has been known to put out great RPG video games, so it bears mentioning that they are continuing to put out a game series that they are actually good at (of course, while exploring other gaming aspects as well, because they have money to do that). The Chaos Rings series for mobile is one such series for Square Enix, a highly popular RPG – it makes sense that they return to it via “Chaos Rings III”, a new game which is now out for Android.

NVIDIA releases AndroidWorks for Android game development

NVIDIA has been one of the big forces behind Android these past few years, providing the powerful processing technology for high-performance Android devices such as Google’s Project Tango, coming up with their own robust Android gaming tablet in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, and recently venturing into the world of Android TV with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV console. That trend continues with NVIDIA now streamlining its game development for Android with a new tool suite called AndroidWorks.

‘Experimental’ multi-window support found for Android M

Android has a long documented love/hate relationship with multi-window support. Every year, rumors would come out about the feature being finally included in every new stock Android version, and every year, we get disappointed because it’s not there. Well, this is good news (we think) for those still waiting. Apparently, there’s a way to enable a “very experimental” split screen, dual window mode in the upcoming Android M.

New ZenPad tablets from ASUS announced

If you’re looking at a new refresh from ASUS of their tablet devices, well, you’ve got it. Three new tablets of the outfit’s ZenPad product line were announced at Computex in Taiwan today, and it hits just the right niches for ASUS to be represented in a wider market range. The products are the ZenPad 7.0, the ZenPad 8.0, and the ZenPad S 8.0.

Project Soli applies radar tech to interfacing with wearables

Here’s the problem – devices are getting smaller and smaller that it’s getting more difficult by the generation to design ways of interacting or interfacing with them that are natural and logical, not to mention simple enough to create. Here is where Project Soli comes in, another one of the cool things coming out of this year’s Google I/O. Project Soli integrates radar technology with the motive of easier interaction with small wearable devices.

Google supercharges your microSD with Project Vault

Another cool and interesting revelation out of Google I/O is Project Vault. Nobody gives much attention to microSD technology these days, and if ever it’s only when you announce something with bigger capacity, higher data transfer speeds and all that. But what if you turn your mircroSD into a micro-computer system with data security in mind? This is exactly what Google ATAP is cooking up for us.

Google working with Qualcomm for Project Tango

So here’s the news coming out of Google I/O – there are two Project Tango devices now. Both devices are still “developer units”, but it’s good to know that this is not a stagnant project for the mothership. The first device is the Project Tango tablet, which we have talked about at length. The second device is a Project Tango smartphone, which contains and uses Qualcomm processors to run the show.

Samsung developing denser batteries, slimmer camera modules

This is not a surprise, if you guys know what I mean. Samsung should be doing research in these areas, given the trend of ever-increasing battery capacity and the “slimming down” of devices. We are talking about Samsung looking into denser batteries (that means higher capacity to you), and slimmer camera modules (which means slimmer devices overall).