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Nuclear seasons - Far Cry: New Dawn takes place after nuclear fallout Nuclear seasons - Far Cry: New Dawn takes place after nuclear fallout
- December 10, 2018

It turns out we were wrong. As we anticipated , the French publisher revealed Far Cry New Dawn at last night's The Game Awards . One of the endings to Far Cry 5 involved a pair of nuclear weapons being detonated. That's about £40 and $50 for English and American buyers, respectively. Among them is another dog, Timber, who could be seen in the reveal trailer for New Dawn . (more...)
'Fortnite' Season 7: Here's What's Been Vaulted 'Fortnite' Season 7: Here's What's Been Vaulted
- December 08, 2018

The rest of the map, however, has been drastically changed with the entire southwestern section having been completely changed with the Season 7 update. Naturally, a new season also brings with it a new Battle Pass (which has also received its own new trailer). The week 1 challenges have arrived and task players with 'Dancing on top of a crown of RV's.' Here's where the crown of RVs, metal turtle, locations are for the Season 7 week 1 challenge . (more...)
Lenovo to beat Samsung and Huawei to the punch hole smartphone game Lenovo to beat Samsung and Huawei to the punch hole smartphone game
- December 07, 2018

Now, both companies have revealed the launch dates for their smartphones and it looks like Samsung will be the first to hog the spotlight. Speaking of the front, the Galaxy S10 Plus sports two selfie cameras in a display hole or camera cutout, rather than in a notch. (more...)
O2 network down as thousands of customers lose access to 4G data O2 network down as thousands of customers lose access to 4G data
- December 07, 2018

And it's not just smartphone users that are having problems; O2's data network also provides the connectivity for other services including real time information on London's buses. In total, around 32 million customers are affected. And while it hasn't been heavily reported, O2 and Softbank are not alone with this issue. It also said that the issue could be causing "intermittent problems" when customers make voice calls too. (more...)
5G Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 seems like a done deal 5G Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 seems like a done deal
- December 06, 2018

Aside from Samsung getting into bed with two hardcore rivals, Motorola is working with Verizon for its own device, while LG has plans to launch its own 5G compatible device on Sprint's network, also for the first half of 2019. The smartphone maker is using the photo for advertising the bokeh camera mode. And so far it has only said that the latest AI Engine has 3x the performance of the one in the Snapdragon 845 , and is twice as quick as other 7nm chips. (more...)
Fortnite Creative Coming In Season 7 Fortnite Creative Coming In Season 7
- December 06, 2018

The Fortnite Creative Mode will allow players to make their own private map with all the content from the game including terrain options, buildings, and weapons. So we would assume that today's third and final poster offers yet more clues at new equipment coming to the game in Season 7. They'll be able to build islands from scratch, create custom games, and more. (more...)
It’s official: Samsung will reveal its first 5G Galaxy smartphone this week It’s official: Samsung will reveal its first 5G Galaxy smartphone this week
- December 05, 2018

Verizon's current 5G deployments use their proprietary 5G TF technology. While this should be exciting for a lot of people, industry experts have stated that while 5G connectivity is the way forward, smartphone owners upgrading their devices next year should not expect blazing-fast speeds immediately. (more...)
Apple Announces the Best Apps, Games, Movies of 2018 Apple Announces the Best Apps, Games, Movies of 2018
- December 05, 2018

The app, called "TRAI DND-Do Not Disturb", aims to help Indian users curb unsolicited marketing phone calls and text messages, an issue that has become hugely problematic in the past few years. According to laid out guidelines, any updates have to go through an iOS App Store so Apple can verify the integrity and safety of the new versions being rolled out to the public. (more...)
The new Porsche 911: All you need to know The new Porsche 911: All you need to know
- November 30, 2018

The 2019 911's shape is quite familiar though there are a few styling changes. At the heart of every 911 is a rear-mounted flat-six engine . The new engine uses an improved fuel injection process along with a new turbocharger and charge air cooling process for improved efficiency. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday: Buy a console, get $35 eShop cash free Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday: Buy a console, get $35 eShop cash free
- November 30, 2018

Flanked by new entries in the Mario , Zelda , and Splatoon franchises, the Switch was already an improvement over the Wii U by the end of the year. The Switch had its best-selling week in the United States since launching in March 2017. And Nintendo's retro consoles have also sold well: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system has sold over 2.5 million units to date, while the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system has landed at ... (more...)
Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm
- November 30, 2018

Owner Geoff Pearson said Knickers was too heavy to go to the slaughterhouse. The internet literally had a cow yesterday when news of a giant steer in Australia spread across the interwebs like a fire set by a cow kicking over a lantern. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram outage affects users worldwide Facebook, Instagram outage affects users worldwide
- November 22, 2018

Facebook and Instagram were once again down on Tuesday evening as users took to rival Twitter to inform each other. Some users also said that they were not able to access the photo-sharing platform Instagram. The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown quickly became trending topics on Twitter. Instagram was acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion in 2012. (more...)
New Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 bundle coming November 27 for $299 New Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 bundle coming November 27 for $299
- November 20, 2018

You can buy the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Spider-man bundle for less than $200 at Walmart , GameStop , and Best Buy . If you're looking for something other than a game though but still keeping a gaming flare, Gamestop also has many things due in part to owning Thinkgeek. (more...)
Microsoft reportedly working on a low cost - no disk drive Xbox One Microsoft reportedly working on a low cost - no disk drive Xbox One
- November 18, 2018

And if this is making you nervous because you have a large collection of physical discs for your current Xbox , Microsoft has you covered. Microsoft is reportedly building a new Xbox device that doesn't have a disc drive and costs less than today's Xbox One S. (more...)
SpaceX obtains approval to launch an additional 7518 space internet satellites SpaceX obtains approval to launch an additional 7518 space internet satellites
- November 18, 2018

FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai said , "I'm excited to see what these services might promise and what these proposed constellations have to offer". Something to look forward to: SpaceX's Project Starlink could provide reliable Internet access to parts of the globe that have been cut off from the outside world due to a lack of competitive access (or access at all). (more...)
Rideable Pokemon in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Rideable Pokemon in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee
- November 18, 2018

Any dedicated Pokemon fan will likely admit that at some point in their life, they've wished they could take a ride on one of their favorite Pokemon . The reason you know about them in the first place is because of an instance. It's the finest deal on the Nintendo Switch we've spotted recently. There is another way to get these original starter Pokemon , through Pokemon Go! This location is found in game in Kanto's Fuschia City - and you'll have to have reached Fuschia City ... (more...)
Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition
- November 17, 2018

Besides releasing its November security updates, Microsoft today also re-released Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 , after the company had hit some pretty big snags during last month's initial rollout. Have any of you installed the 1809 update yet? Fixed an issue resulting in some users not being able to set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with... (more...)
Get your keyboard ready, Xbox One support starts tomorrow Get your keyboard ready, Xbox One support starts tomorrow
- November 15, 2018

Microsoft had previously said it would offer keyboard and mouse support , but it was not clear until now when the feature would arrive. Keyboard and mouse support will be launching with the global smash hit Fornite this coming Wednesday. (more...)
Would you use a touchscreen PS4 controller? Would you use a touchscreen PS4 controller?
- November 15, 2018

You can check out all of those and a lot more in our growing collection of Black Friday roundups . Sony has revealed the PlayStation deals it will be offering during Black Friday later this month. Finally, the PlayStation Store will be playing host to a Black Friday sale on digital games and year-long PlayStation Plus subscriptions, though Sony didn't say what kind of discount those PS Plus subscriptions are getting. (more...)
Fossil launches Sport Smartwatch, first on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 Fossil launches Sport Smartwatch, first on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100
- November 12, 2018

Fossil is bringing its sport wearables up to speed with the new Sport Smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google and a Snapdragon 3100 chip - the same chip used in the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon and Montblanc Summit 2 . The Wear OS device has a full touchscreen and two different sizes to choose from. The array of sensors included with the Fossil Sport Smartwatch includes Global Positioning System, heart rate , NFC , altimeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, and ambient light. (more...)
SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX
- November 09, 2018

Now, it is evolving into a scalable, open AI platform to support many devices, including fridge and TVs. The foldable phone will use two displays, members of Samsung's system software group said at an afternoon session for developers. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X: Here is what we know about the foldable phone Samsung Galaxy X: Here is what we know about the foldable phone
- November 08, 2018

Samsung has also been working with Flipboard on designing its news app to work with the foldable phone technology. In this orientation, the phone is pretty much like any other smartphone giving you a full touch screen in a portrait orientation. (more...)
The Best New Features In iOS 12.1 The Best New Features In iOS 12.1
- November 01, 2018

Apple is finally bringing Dual Sim support to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR . When the 2017 flagships launched previous year, Apple said that the "models include hardware updates that allow a more advanced performance management system that more precisely allows iOS to anticipate and avoid an unexpected shutdown". (more...)
New MacBook Air ANNOUNCED by Apple - Release date, specs, United Kingdom price REVEALED New MacBook Air ANNOUNCED by Apple - Release date, specs, United Kingdom price REVEALED
- October 31, 2018

Like we saw with iPhone and the price tag creeping up to the $1k point, if you want Apple's latest then you need to open your wallet wider. The old school MacBook Air is finally, FINALLY being replaced. Apple will offer MacBook Airs in space gray, silver, and gold finishes. The MacBook Air 2015 and its forbearers are practically timeless products. The keyboard has had an update (which hopefully isn't as bad as the last batch of MacBooks), and comes with the same larger advanced Force ... (more...)
Has OnePlus 6T Removed the Best Features of the OnePlus 6? Has OnePlus 6T Removed the Best Features of the OnePlus 6?
- October 31, 2018

OnePlus has partnered with T-Mobile, and there will be a T-Mobile exclusive variant optimized for the carrier. T-Mobile will begin selling the OnePlus 6T on November 5 for $549 and up, and sales for the unlocked version will start on November 1. (more...)
OnePlus 6T Full Specs, Images Leaked Ahead of Monday’s Launch OnePlus 6T Full Specs, Images Leaked Ahead of Monday’s Launch
- October 29, 2018

Popular tipster Ishaan Agarwal on Twitter has leaked the specifications and images of the OnePlus 6T . There have been several leaks already - they indicate two screen sizes with a sleeker design and slim bezels.If rumours are to be believed, these new iPads will be the first iPads without a home button. (more...)
Social Analytics Firm Shows Red Dead Redemption 2's Dominance Social Analytics Firm Shows Red Dead Redemption 2's Dominance
- October 29, 2018

Kotaku's Jason Schreier recently published a lengthy and interesting investigative piece looking into the working conditions at Rockstar Games . Thankfully, Red Dead Redemption 2 has included a fast travel system, but there's a bit of a catch. (more...)
IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price
- October 28, 2018

Apple's clear case was included in the iPhone XR press releases for countries such a Canada, Germany and France, but they haven't received it yet. The iPhone XR , which is the cheapest of the three new models Apple introduced this year, hits stores Friday with a starting price of $749. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 runs at native 4K on Xbox One X Red Dead Redemption 2 runs at native 4K on Xbox One X
- October 27, 2018

Are any of you planning to pick up Red Dead Redemption 2 over the weekend? Sony has listed the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 download size as 89.20GB on the PS Store. Microsoft's Xbox One X is the only console to run it at a native 4K resolution. Once your bath has been completed, Arthur Morgan can continue his Red Dead Redemption 2 adventures feeling refreshed, clean and ready to take on the wild west. (more...)
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Delivers Powerful Interactive Map to iOS, Android ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Delivers Powerful Interactive Map to iOS, Android
- October 26, 2018

The announcement comes in the midst of increased scrutiny of Rockstar's working practices, after reports of 100-hour working weeks for members of staff at peak periods in Red Dead Redemption 2's development. The app basically gives you a second-screen experience while you play Red Dead Redemption 2 on either your Xbox One or PlayStation 4. In massive open world games, getting lost and having to open up the map is a pretty common occurrence. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 Teardown Shows an LG-Made OLED Display: iFixit Google Pixel 3 Teardown Shows an LG-Made OLED Display: iFixit
- October 20, 2018

Speaking of the display, unlike the Pixel 3 XL's Samsung display, the smaller Pixel adopts an LG-made OLED panel. Consumers who pre-book the Google Pixel 3 64GB model will have to make a down-payment of Rs 17,000. All members of the new Android family use 4GB of RAM and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, as well as the Pixel Visual Core, a specialized system-on-chip Google introduced with the Pixel 2 series previous year, unveiling it in the form of a silicon exclusively dedicated to efficient ... (more...)
YouTube outage across the globe YouTube outage across the globe
- October 19, 2018

In addition, visiting YouTube .com produced a blank screen with only the YouTube logo displayed. Youtube's message for users during the outage. We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. We bring you 10 amusing memes about YouTube being down for a while. Users took to social media to confirm that their location was also experiencing the same access issues. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet their koala namesakes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet their koala namesakes
- October 16, 2018

The news comes just hours after Harry and Meghan landed in Sydney at the beginning of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Thousands of people gathered across the harbour at the Opera House, where the couple later shook hands and embraced members of the public. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Units Are Apparently Being Bricked By A Mysterious Message PlayStation 4 Units Are Apparently Being Bricked By A Mysterious Message
- October 15, 2018

We've seen single malicious messages able to crash smartphones , but now there's one for Sony's PlayStation 4 console to look out for - users on social media and Reddit are reporting receiving a certain specially coded message that's enough to put their hardware out of action. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world's first quad-cam smartphone Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world's first quad-cam smartphone
- October 12, 2018

The primary camera is a 24MP RGB sensor , and it is coupled with a 10MP telephoto camera that is able to provide 2x lossless zoom function for taking images without losing quality. In their announcement the firm's president of mobile communications, DJ Koh, said: "As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication". (more...)
Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones
- October 11, 2018

There is a 12.2MP dual-pixel sensor on the rear with 1.4 μm pixel size, OIS, EIS, and f/1.8 aperture. The Pixel 3 XL is a flagship phone, though, with flagship pricing. However, the latter feature won't launch until later this year. The new Pixel phones are also expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device. (more...)
New quadruple-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 is designed for Instagram fans
- October 11, 2018

Read on to find out everything about this new Samsung smartphone. The Galaxy A9 will be available in the Philippines on December 1, with a suggested retail price of P32,990. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018 ) smartphone was launched in October 2018. Yes, the phone also ships with a 3.5mm headphone jack. This smartphone packs all the modern connectivity and sensors you might expect including LTE Cat.9, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC ( ... (more...)
PlayStation will FINALLY let you change your PSN name PlayStation will FINALLY let you change your PSN name
- October 11, 2018

You'll soon be able to change your terribly PSN ID. The option to perform this change will be found in the Settings menu and via the Profile page of your PS4. Shuman notes that the "you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want", provided that you perform those changes "during the preview program" window (which is scheduled to conclude by the end of this November), before it reaches everyone else. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 Event Google Pixel 3 Event
- October 10, 2018

Google's fancy visual core processing for pictures makes a return, so you can expect the Pixel 3 to once again take photos to make all of your friends jealous. The Galaxy S9 has a 3,000mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the Pixel 3's 2,915mAh battery. And, wireless charging is an option on both phones. (more...)
Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts
- October 10, 2018

However, Google says that there is no evidence that any third-party developers were aware of the bug or abused it. The data exposed included full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile pictures, places lived, occupations and relationship status. (more...)
Google+ to shut down after security bug Google+ to shut down after security bug
- October 09, 2018

As for what info was exposed, it's reported that "full names, email address, birth dates, gender, profile photos, placed lived, occupation, and relationship status" were all up for grabs. Google said a glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between a major redesign in 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue. (more...)
'Made By Google' Products Coming Out This Week 'Made By Google' Products Coming Out This Week
- October 09, 2018

The event is scheduled to start at 11 AM ET on Tuesday, October 9th. TechJuice for Browser: Get breaking news notifications on your browser. So you think you know... After letting third parties handle the hardware for a number of years, Google is finally taking over their smart-display software and calling it Google Home Hub . (more...)
LG unveils V40 ThinQ with 5 cameras LG unveils V40 ThinQ with 5 cameras
- October 07, 2018

In the camera department, the LG V40 ThinQ sports a unique triple camera setup. LG 5-camera phone is integrated with artificial intelligence tech such as AI Cam that recommends appropriate angles and filters to capture a classic shot, and AI Composition automatically fine-tunes the position of subjects in a scene for generating a perfectly balanced picture. (more...)
Windows 10 October Update features ray tracing support Windows 10 October Update features ray tracing support
- October 05, 2018

And, hey, maybe you'll learn something new that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Setting it up is surprisingly simple: install the " Your Phone Companion" app on your Android device, log in to your Microsoft account and give it permission to access your photos and text messages . (more...)
What to know about Trump’s nationwide test alert What to know about Trump’s nationwide test alert
- October 05, 2018

The test is meant to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster, including requirements to help ensure that televised EAS messages are accessible to individuals with disabilities. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 Bundle Now $264 Off Galaxy Note 9 Bundle Now $264 Off
- October 04, 2018

In addition, testing by Tom's Guide found that the battery life on the iPhone XS was shorter than that of Phone X that preceded it. PCMag also looked at real-world speed data from Ookla Speedtest (disclosure: ExtremeTech's parent company Ziff Davis also owns Ookla). (more...)
California Has Enacted the Country's Toughest Law to Protect Net Neutrality California Has Enacted the Country's Toughest Law to Protect Net Neutrality
- October 02, 2018

In rolling back net neutrality in December, the FCC also prohibited states from passing their own rules, as it would create a patchwork of laws throughout the country. Pai issued a statement after California's law passed, saying, "the law prohibits many free-data plans, which allows consumers to stream video, music, and the like exempt from any data limits". (more...)
Both iPhone XS and XS Max are facing serious problem with 'charging' Both iPhone XS and XS Max are facing serious problem with 'charging'
- October 01, 2018

So, you bought a lovely new iPhone XR or iPhone XS Max . USA tech giant Apple recently launched its 2018 iPhone lineup - iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max , and iPhone XR - for a shocking price tag. Sadly, Apple fixed all of the little bugs in iOS that made those wallpapers possible, but that hasn't stopped Nakatani from cooking up a bunch of new options for iPhone users . (more...)
OnePlus 6T coming to India on October 17, alleged launch invite reveals OnePlus 6T coming to India on October 17, alleged launch invite reveals
- September 30, 2018

Rumours are rife with details about the unannounced OnePlus 6T's key upgrades and overall features, leaving a little surprise for the fans during the official launch. Because we now most definitely know exactly what it will look like. So, it's almost confirmed the date would be October 17, but we're expecting OnePlus to make an official announcement in the next one week or so. (more...)
Google is quietly logging users into Chrome, but it's not all bad Google is quietly logging users into Chrome, but it's not all bad
- September 28, 2018

Once again, Google has rankled privacy-focused people with a product change that appears to limit users' options. This update automatically signs users in if you use any other Google services. This allowed users to surf the web while logged into a Google account but not upload any Chrome browsing data to Google's servers, data that may be tied to their accounts. (more...)

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