Tech Bytes: Razer unveils new Xbox One controller

Razer unveils new Xbox One controller

Razer last week unveiled the Razer Wildcat, a US$150 (S$212) Xbox One controller.

The green-and-black controller has four more buttons than the regular Xbox controller and they can be mapped to any function. It is 25 per cent lighter than the regular controller and has optional trigger stops to allow gamers to input multiple presses faster.

It also has a 3.5mm audio port, microphone input and optional rubber palm grips and stick grips, and comes with a 3m-long micro USB cable and carrying case.

The Razer Wildcat will be available from the company's website from next month.

CEO of adultery website quits

Mr Noel Biderman, chief executive officer of Avid Life Media, has stepped down from his position "in mutual agreement with the company".

Avid Life Media is the company behind Ashley Madison, an extramarital dating site.

The company was recently the target of hackers who released huge amounts of stolen data - including members' account details, log-ins and credit card numbers - after demands to take down the site were not met.

New Google function shows home services

Google launched a new search function last week which makes it easier for users to find home service providers such as plumbers, electricians and locksmiths.

A search with telling phrases such as "clogged toilet" or "lock repair" will now throw up not just search results, but also listings of qualified professionals.

This is part of Google's AdWords Express advertising programme, which lets users see sponsored results linked to certain keywords.

The service is available only in San Francisco for now and there is no word yet on when it will go global.

Mortal Kombat X for PS3, Xbox 360 axed

After multiple delays to the release date, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment has cancelled the Mortal Kombat X console versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The company said in a statement that it was not able to get both versions "to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game".

Those who have pre-ordered the fighting game can go to the retail location where they pre-ordered it to get a full refund.

Compiled by Lisabel Ting

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2015, with the headline 'Tech Bytes: Razer unveils new Xbox One controller'. Print Edition | Subscribe