Final Fantasy XV for PC: Minimum requirements and launch date.

Already since August of last year we had known that there would be a PC version of Final Fantasy XV, for it was announced by NVIDIA itself given that they have collaborated in their development with Square Enix to bring some interesting exclusive news of this PC version. But now, and only four days after publishing the requirements of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, the final launch date has been published, as well as its minimum system requirements and recommendations, including the option of playing Final Fantasy XV in 4K and HDR. Below, we will tell you everything.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (as it will be called) will officially be launched to the market on the 6th of March, and it will arrive with a new edition for PS4 and Xbox One: Royal Edition, an edition for which the consoles may have a certain equality with the PC users. Both editions contain the base game, all the content of a season pass, an extended map of the city of ruins of Insomnia, a ship (Royal Vessel, something like Royal Ship) controllable, an accessory to summon Arminger in battle, a camera mode in first person, more than a dozen DLC items, a mission to improve the Regalia to Type-D (quicker than the normal Regalia), and various other things of lesser importance.

Final Fantasy XV for PC: System requirements

As we said at first, the minimum requirements have also been published recommendations and for playing at 4K and HDR resolution with the new Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, a version which already we have commented to you in the past, comes especially enhanced by NVIDIA and which has a great quantity of options which only the PC users will be able to enjoy. In any case, we have compiled all the system requirements in the same table so you can have it at hand and as such be able to buy.

As one can see, for the minimum requirements (to play at 720p) we are asking for a medium range equipment or even medium-low, because with a Core i5 of second generation and a GTX 760 it would be worth it to us. Things change if we want to play at Full HD resolution with the recommended settings, because now we are asking for an 8 core processor (well, eight wires in Intel’s case) with nothing less than 16 GB of RAM and a graphics card which is medium range.

To play at 4K resolution and HDR we are very nearly at top of the line equipment (it falls short, but without doubt of high range), because we ask for a i7 Core 7700 or a Ryzen 6 1600X and, interestingly, a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti nothing more and nothing less. Furthermore, the textures in high resolution occupy a fair amount of space, it requires 55 GB more disc space.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition favors NVIDIA users

We already commented in the past and at the start of this article: NVIDIA has collaborated with Square Enix for the development of this version which aims to be very far from the “port” that we are familiar with up to now, and that incorporates a series of news which, logically, are exclusively for users of NVIDIA graphics cards.

Among these we will find the interesting Ansel technology (which allows stopping the game and changing the camera and the visualization parameters to take some incredible images), but also the rest of the brands technologies: Flow, HairWorks, Hybrid Frustum Traced Shadows, Turf Effects, Voxel Ambient Occlusion. In the same way, Square Enix contributes by adding the Luminous Engine technology, which adds new visual effects which, according to their own words, created the most beautiful open world environment that exists.

Four companies compete to manufacture the iPhone X 2018’s display

Two new competitors, who want to be part of the manufacturing process, just entered the race to create the new iPhone X 2018’s display. Samsung is in the lead, whereas LG was going to create the new 6.5-inch displays, but Sharp and Japan Display seem to be ready for battle.

Although they are enemies in sales, Samsung and Apple do not let their rivalry get in the way of any possible and beneficial commercial agreement for both of them. Throughout 2017, Samsung Display, which is the Korean brand’s division responsible for manufacturing the famous OLED displays, supplied all the panels that Apple needed for its iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. LG, Samsung’s direct rival (both are South Korean companies) did not provide a single display last year.

Two new rivals: Sharp and Japan Display

Last week, just before January 6, Korean media broke the news that Apple and LG were closing a deal for the latter to be responsible for creating the displays for this year’s iPhone models. In fact, the most curious thing about that information was that Samsung would take care of most of the production while LG would be responsible for a part of it, specifically the “6.5-inch displays”. If this turns out to be true, we will certainly see an iPhone X 2018 model this year with a huge display that none of the current high-end phones have.

But the Japanese have a saying, “business is war”. According to DigiTimes, a specialized Chinese news media, two more companies are going to try to compete directly with Samsung and LG: the Japanese companies Sharp and Japan Display. Sharp, which is owned by Foxconn, will start producing OLED panels before Japan Display, and according to DigiTimes’ sources, production will begin in the second half of the fiscal year 2018. In fact, it seems that Sharp will take advantage of the OLED displays that it manufactures and use them in some of its smartphone models for this year.

More displays, lower prices

Only in China, there are currently 13 manufacturers dedicated to create small and medium-sized OLED panels. We also have to take into account the factories in other countries, such as South Korea and Japan, which will supposedly contribute to exceed the current demand. That is, to create more displays than what the phone manufacturers need. This means that prices will go down as soon as there are more panels than phones, which is a good thing in Apple’s case because the iPhone X’s OLED panel is the most expensive component of the entire phone.

The sources at DigiTimes talk about a panel overproduction that could push prices down, but also that other devices besides phones are expected to start featuring OLED displays, which would undoubtedly offset the negative impact of stock exceeding demand.

The best security applications to protect your devices

If you want to maintain your security and privacy while using the internet from any device, you don’t need to be a hacker: the security of your mobile phone, PC or smart accessories is within your reach. Luckily, there are applications that take charge of simplifying processes which in reality are very complicated- like, for example, completely encoding an email. They are available to everyone and most of them are free.

These applications or security programs are mostly for Windows, which is by far the operating system that faces the most threats. Android might now be the most popular operating system in the world, but by its nature it still needs to evolve more in order to become the true target of malware and crackers: although when that happens, our data will be more exposed than ever.

Without further delay, let’s go ahead and list some of the essential security applications to protect your devices from external threats. Those which we will recommend to you are essential tools for any user who wants to have a 99% secure digital life (we know that 100% isn’t possible).

First, don’t forgot add an antivirus for your smartphone. then reading following:

  1. Passlock

We already said that encoding an email isn’t simple, but don’t worry: Passlock does it for you. Its operation is simple, since it is simply an email client- like in the past Outlook or even Thunderbird- that you install in Android, iOS, Firefox or Chrome, or that you use on the web. It gives you a password that you have to send to the recipient of your mail. Continue reading “The best security applications to protect your devices”

Amazon’s offers on BQ phones: Aquaris X Pro, Aquaris V and more

The holidays are over, but still there are phones to buy, and this is why we see a large number of sales these days. Today we bring you some offers on BQ phones, such as the Aquaris X Pro, Aquaris U and Aquaris V, that we found on Amazon.

BQ is one of the most prominent brands on the Spanish market nowadays, and the reason is that it makes really interesting mid-end phones for every user. The brand focuses on performance and software, which is something that many other brands do not do, and its support is one of the best that we can currently find on the Android world.

The entire BQ phone catalog is currently one of the most recommended. All of its devices are mid-range, but they have different labels, like the BQ Aquaris X Pro, which is the most powerful phone on BQ’s list, featuring one of the best cameras for a mid-range phone; we also see cheaper phones, like the BQ Aquaris U, meant for the mid-to-low range.

BQ phones’ reduced prices on Amazon

BQ Aquaris X Pro

This BQ Aquaris X Pro is the brand’s most powerful phone that has a quite premium design and a really good camera. We can also highlight some of its features, like its 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 and its 3 GB of RAM. This phone was launched on the market for €330 and right now we can find it on Amazon for €299.

BQ Aquaris V

This is one of the Chinese brand’s latest phones. In this case, we have a quite conservative phone that has a 5.2-inch screen, a Snapdragon 435 processor and a 12-megapixel camera. It was launched on the market for €200, but now we see its price being slightly reduced to €189 on Amazon.

BQ Aquaris U Lite

This is another of BQ’s low-cost phones that we can find on its catalog. It has a smaller screen than the one on the previous phones, standing at 5 inches, the same processor as the BQ Aquaris V, a not-so-premium design and 2 GB of RAM. Its launch price was €150 and right now it is €129.

BQ Aquaris U Plus

This is the last phone offer that we find today. It is the Plus model of the U lineup, which also has a 5-inch screen, a Snapdragon 430 processor and 2 GB of RAM. In this case, we have a 16-megapixel camera. We can buy it for €159, €40 less than its official price.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, the most versatile and used laptop

A classic laptop in one position, both a sketch pad and tablet in another position. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is the ultimate definition of versatility, as it works the way you want to, accommodating your environment with a 360-degree hinge. Let’s take a look at this 21st-century ThinkPad that does not lose the brand’s mythical legacy.

Black tones, defined shapes and details in red here and there. Anyone who has seen, used or owned a ThinkPad laptop immediately recognizes its elements. Born 25 years ago with the business world as its target, the ThinkPad was the litmus test on the incipient laptop market for the mythical IBM, as it bet heavily on it in 1992. From that IBM 2521 ThinkPad until now, IBM and then Lenovo (the current owner of IBM’s huge portfolio) has seen its ThinkPads pass the milestone of selling 100 million systems in 25 years. Lenovo keeps honoring the great brand’s quarter-century, and after the spectacular ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we see the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which certainly lives up to its name.

A 2-in-1 laptop with 4 modes and an exclusive OLED display

Built on a carbon-fiber body with several extra layers to reinforce it that exceeds 12 military-grade specifications, the X1 Yoga follows the ThinkPad’s core ideas: it is the only business laptop on the market that has an OLED display, which can be seen in the color richness shown on its panel. The contrast between the dark and bright zones is considerably sharper, and its response time is short, which makes it ideal to create presentations or share a video on its 14-inch screen.

But the amazing thing about this laptop that gives it its name is the fact that the ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s design features a 360-degree hinge so you can have it flat, fold it or use it as needed. Whether you are sitting on a narrow airplane seat or riding a busy train, the X1 Yoga is reinforced to resist any kind of hit and has a mode for any situation. In fact, the hinge is what makes the laptop so versatile.

Laptop with keyboard or tablet, your choice

To adapt the laptop’s ThinkPad concept for work, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a laptop mode for when you need to create a spreadsheet or write a report, using the device in a typical way with its physical keyboard. But if we need to do other tasks like sketches, graphs or simply take a little to watch content, just fold it to turn it into a tablet or simply rotate the screen to hide the Wave keyboard and lock the keys. Its totally flat surface is more comfortable and practical, and you will also enjoy its 14-inch screen.

The X1 Yoga has a rechargeable digital pen that you can use for several tasks: from taking notes directly on it (we avoid having to type from the paper on our PC) to sketching designs, signing documents digitally or writing anything that we need. The digital pen’s input is compatible with all of your Office 2016 apps.

Power, networks, and battery life

The laptop is powered by an Intel Core I7-7600U vPro processor with a maximum of 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 1,866 MHz, and it has an integrated Intel HD 620 graphics card. The X1 Yoga features Intel’s Thunderbolt 3, the technology that brings the ultra-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds of up to 40 Gbps. Just connect the device featuring Thunderbolt 3 through the USB-C port with a cable both for power supply and to enjoy a data bandwidth four times higher and a video bandwidth two times higher than what you get with any other type of port. In this way, you can enjoy Thunderbolt, USB-C and DisplayPort connections. Besides, you can connect two 4K screens to the device with the Thunderbolt docking station.

As for one of its most important elements, the X1 Yoga achieves up to 15.5 hours of battery life on a full charge. If you are running out of battery, the fast charging feature gives you 80% battery in just one hour. This way you can charge the laptop to use it for over 12 hours when you go out to eat or during a layover if you are traveling. In case there is no Wi-Fi network nearby, the new X1 Yoga comes with LTE-A (4G), so you will always be connected and have access to all your data and apps thanks to the WWAN Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A inside the laptop.

Windows Hello, Windows 10 Pro Signature and fingerprint scanner

Taking a look at current smartphones, fingerprint scanners and new facial technologies, with Windows Hello you will never have to remember passwords again. You just have to use the laptop’s fingerprint scanner or the new infrared camera (optional) with advanced facial recognition technology to sign in to your X1 Yoga, which comes with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition, so goodbye to demoware or any unwanted app. Additionally, the laptop has the standard global warranty supported in 160 countries around the world, which certainly is the best coverage for such a laptop. For more affordable gaming laptop, read this article which focus gaming laptop under 500$.

How to configure your screen for HDR on Windows 10

One of the most popular terms when we talk about multimedia content, either it be videos, photos or games, is HDR. A term that video, photography and games lovers surely know well, but that can be unknown for other users. The acronym for HDR correspond to High Dymanic Range, wich is related to more realistic images and the capacity to show colors and constrasts between them in a better way. This technology achieves a greater difference between the most brilliant and darkest points of an image. If you want to enjoy of this type of content in your computer, we are going to show how to configure your screen for HDR in Windows 10.

Before all, we have to say that for configuring our scren for HDR, the screen really has to be compatible with this technology, if not we won’t be able to configure it in any way. But if it’s compatible, then we just have to follow the steps we’ll show you to see all kinds of HDR content in Windows 10.

Steps to configure your screen for HDR in Windows 10

It is about an adjustment that Microsoft incorporated into its operating system lastest version and that we can find inside the Settings page of Windows 10. So, the first we are going to do is to open the system settings and navigate to the Apps option. Once there, we have to click on the menu option that is shown at the left of the window, Video Playback.

Now, on the right part of the Windows 10 settings page we are going to find the adjustment for the video playback on the system. There we will find the HDR video sequence, that will be shown as disable if our screen ins´t compatible with HDR video. If this is not the case, we just have to slide the switch to the ON position and this is how we will be configurating our screen for HDR in Windows 10.

If with this, we still seeing that we are not receiving HDR video, then we must check the video app is playing on fullscreen in HDR screen, that our tablet is plugged on, since of by default the HDR video only activates if the device is plugged in and battery saving is desabled.

New gaming MSI laptop: first with WiFi at almost 2 Gbps and RGB rear leds

During the last CES Las Vegas 2018, the MSI brand has launched its two new gaming laptops, the GE63 Raider RGB and the GT75VR TITAN Pro. These new models are characterized for being the first in the brand using RGB lighting on the outer shell, besides a new WiFi card with much more speed.

Talking about MSI gaming laptops is talk always about high quality products with very adjusted prices for the services they offer to their users. And, since its reinvention as a gaming brand, MSI hasn’t stopped rising in sales, both from its hardware components catalog and its laptops catalog. So it’s not weird that they have come to the CES 2018 with two new models that have certain improvements which would be very grateful by its users.

MSI GE63 Raider RGB

The GE serie has always been a clasic of all times favored by the enthusiastics of gaming from its start. But in 2018, the next GE63 / 73 Raider RGB has gained a new identity and armament inspired on the most exotic sports cars. They have 12 RGB lights desing zones in the top cover on both sides of the lighting. The backlighting has 24M of different brightness modes, using for that the SteelSeries Engine 3.Or the Dragon Center independent control.

Thanks to them, users can show more real time interactions, related to the game they are enjoying through top cover lights and the backlit keyboard. Which make the new GE63 / 73 generation to be more elegant and more professional for the players to show their differents game skills with these lighs interaction.


MSI also has presented the new GT75VR Titan Pro, which counts with the new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in conjunction with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the wireless network adapter 2×2 11ac fastest in the world, with more capacity to reach up to 1,73 Gbps of performance. Being, in this way, the ideal network solution for games, data transmission and files downloading for users that can’t be connected directly to a router.

The Killer 1550 has channel support of 160 MHz and may offer the double performance than the standard  2×2 11ac adaptors. The huge available bandwidth, allows the players to have a more stable online transmission with this powerful WiFi solution for games.


ASUS presents AiMesh to use better your old routers

ASUS just made a step forward for the brand and all its users. Besides of computer equipment or mobiles, this company also stomps firmly into the connectivity market, particularly regarding to routers and WiFi connectors. To expand the capacity of the models they already have on the market, ASUS brings to Spain AiMesh, a technology to create a mesh WiFi network.

Thanks to the interconnection between different routers in your home, you are able to enjoy the same WiFi network in all the house, withouth different names and passwords. Besides, with AiMesh the features of the most powerful and modern router that you have are extended to the rest of the ones you have in your house, even though they are older models.

To enjoy ASUS AiMesh you only need WiFi routers compatible with this technology, without it beeing necessary to buy a new one. Besides, even though you have differents models they will still working perfectly and guaranteeing the maximum speed and stability throughout the mesh network.

This technology is especially useful in big houses, since allows to avoid the gray areas in which there isn’t Internet connection. Traditional connection of the single router, only generates acceptable speed if you are close to the signal emisor router. With the mesh network this doesn’t happen.

If you want to have AiMesh, you have to update your router firmware to the last available version. Once you have done that, you can set up the network from the ASUS routers web interface or from its apps for mobiles.

This new ASUS technology is compatible with frequency of both 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz, the known as WiFi AC, an standard of connection which the last generation devices have and that is so fast like the cable.

Skip intros and block spoilers in Netflix with this Chrome extension

If you are a Netflix addict and you usually whatch movies and series on your computer’s browser, take notes because it is available a Google Chrome extension which offers some interesting additional functions. It is called Super Netflix, it is developed by SubFlicks and among other things it allows you to skip the series intros, block spoilers or control the image quality.

To install Super Netflix on your browser, get into the Chrome Web Store through this link and click the Add to Chrome button to obtain  it for free. Once you do this, you will be able to start benefiting from extra features in your Windows or Mac computer.

One of the most interesting functions of this Chrome extension for Netflix is that it allows you to select in a quickly and simple way the bit rate for your transmission. This option highly simplifies the adjustment proccess for the quality video, which is now available by only clicking on the Super Netflix icon on the toolbar.

The option to automatically skip the series intro is very useful for not losing your time playing this part everytime you start to watch a new episode. You can activate this function by selecting the Skip intro on the dropdown, and once it’s done you will no longer have to click on the Skip button on each episode.

Another of the Super Netflix more outstanding features is that offers the posibility to block spoilers. To do that, the extension applies a layer to blur the thumbnails and the descriptions of the following episodes, so that, for example, if they show a character that had died on a previous episode you won´t be able to see it.

These are the more useful functions of this Chrome extension for Netflix, but not the only ones. It also allows you to upload personalized subtitles, offers 5 modes to change the brightness,saturation and contrast, volume can be controlled with the mouse wheel and it offers a few keyboards shortcuts.