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Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Hits Stores This May Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Hits Stores This May
- April 19, 2019

Many Xbox One owners who don't use the built-in TV listings guide can reprogram the OneGuide button by going into Settings Kinect & devices Media remote. On paper, the idea is easy enough: You get a machine which bears a striking resemblance to the current Xbox One S model, the lighter production means that the savings can be passed on to the consumer and Microsoft takes another step forward on its path to an all-digital future. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Fold sold out due to ‘overwhelming demand’ Samsung Galaxy Fold sold out due to ‘overwhelming demand’
- April 18, 2019

They're generally OK at protecting the display, but just bad when it comes to a top-notch display experience. I removed it, not knowing you're not supposed to (consumers won't know either). Reporter Mark Gurman was one of the first to share his experience, though he noted he accidentally removed a "protective layer/film" from the phone that may have contributed to the problem. (more...)
Qualcomm and Apple drop lawsuits against each other Qualcomm and Apple drop lawsuits against each other
- April 17, 2019

It was expected that the trial would last until May, but here we are. Qualcomm and Apple did not say when their new supply agreement would start. The settlement came just as both companies were beginning a $30 billion federal court trial over just one aspect of the case. Per the public details of the Apple-Qualcomm settlement, the two companies have entered into a six-year licensing agreement and multi-year chipset supply agreement. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie-camera teased ahead of launch Xiaomi Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie-camera teased ahead of launch
- April 14, 2019

The device's display camera hole is placed at the top of the display, and it is centered, unlike on the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones and the HONOR View20. Redmi became its own entity recently, the company is still very much owned by Xiaomi, but Xiaomi made a decision to separate it from the main company, something similar to what Huawei has done with HONOR, for example. (more...)
OnePlus 7 Pro images leak: A game-changer flagship in the making OnePlus 7 Pro images leak: A game-changer flagship in the making
- April 12, 2019

It is said to launch three handsets, which includes OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and a "Pro" version with 5G compatibility, as per leakster Ishan Agarwal . In any case, if OnePlus ends up releasing two or three flagship devices this year, that will be a first for the company. A man holding the upcoming OnePlus 7 smartphone features its front and display in the images. (more...)
PSN Name Changes Are Available on PS4 Starting Today PSN Name Changes Are Available on PS4 Starting Today
- April 11, 2019

For those who change their PSN ID and later decide they want to revert back to the previous one, this, too, can be done for free. However, there's one pretty big catch to this whole ID changing deal. That said, Sony does not guarantee all games fully support the feature. With the latter two, users may find that after changing their IDs, their new handles might not be visible in some portions of games or that user accounts could be unlinked from game accounts. (more...)
You can now control who can add you to a WhatsApp group You can now control who can add you to a WhatsApp group
- April 06, 2019

For people outside of contacts, or for people who select " Nobody ", users must invite you to a group over DM. " My Contacts " would allow people in the user's contact list to add them in a group . Sick of strangers adding you to WhatsApp groups? If you are on Whatsapp , chances are you are in more than three groups . The feature is available on the latest WhatsApp stable version. (more...)
Apple Beats unveils Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones with H1 chip, ‘Hey Siri’ Apple Beats unveils Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones with H1 chip, ‘Hey Siri’
- April 05, 2019

They told me that the company wanted a completely untethered earbud for sports that also improved upon earlier Beats earbuds in every way. Sound was the highest priority in the development of Powerbeats Pro . Even if I can't now decide between navy and black. These are things that many AirPods customers wished the AirPods 2 had and Apple is giving it to them in the form of the Powerbeats Pro . (more...)
Borderlands 3 Was Literally Made for AMD Hardware Borderlands 3 Was Literally Made for AMD Hardware
- April 04, 2019

The short 6-second clip advertising "guntastic" fun thanks to the "bazillions" of guns in Borderlands 3 includes an Epic Games Store logo all the way through, bottom left, next to the 2K and Gearbox logos. The Super Deluxe Edition gets its "super" by also including a " Butt Stallion weapon skin, weapon trinket, and grenade mod ", as well as the season pass, which will unlock "four campaign DLC packs featuring new stories, missions and challenges". (more...)
Twitter for iPhone is now darker than dark Twitter for iPhone is now darker than dark
- April 01, 2019

That has finally arrived. If the toggle ends up being the same as on iOS , once you activate " Dark mode ", you will be able to see the " Light out " option below, in that same menu, and activate it. With new phones having an OLED screen, the black background of the app will be a great way to extend battery life. If you do not know, a panel with this technology only lights the pixels that are not black. (more...)
Valve Teases Index VR Headset Valve Teases Index VR Headset
- March 31, 2019

Since Valve's official page includes so little information, we're left picking at the single image to figure anything out. Now it's confirmed, and we just have to wait and see what it actually is. Presumably it'll run the same SteamVR game and apps store as the HTC models. Rumoured specs for Valve's VR headset included a 135° field of view, and the company's VR-focused Knuckles controller had been making the rounds long before those reports even hit. (more...)
How to Get Nintendo Switch Online for Free with Twitch Prime How to Get Nintendo Switch Online for Free with Twitch Prime
- March 31, 2019

Nintendo Switch Online is the subscription service for the smash hit console that lets users play multiple player games online and access classic NES games. Weirdly, paying Amazon's subscription fee sometimes results in vouchers for other services' subscription fees, primarily in the form of free-trial offers to paid MMOs. (more...)
Xiaomi teases its two-way foldable phone Xiaomi teases its two-way foldable phone
- March 30, 2019

Xiaomi's foldable phone has been rumoured for quite some time now. Therefore, it was hard to know if the phone was durable. In other news, Let's Go Digital [ translated ] has dug up patent filings by Samsung for a similar double-folding display. (more...)
Samsung launches massive Galaxy A70 Samsung launches massive Galaxy A70
- March 29, 2019

We really wish Samsung would just own up the SoC variant in specs sheet as keeping consumers in the dark rarely helps with creating a good impression. This is in addition to fingerprint sensor technology integrated right into the display . [ Updated]: The over-the-air March update for the Galaxy S10 line-up has been delayed, and can not be found in the Updates anymore, reported SamMobile , adding that " Samsung has pulled the March update for the Galaxy S10 trio." . (more...)
Borderlands 3 Finally Revealed with First Trailer Borderlands 3 Finally Revealed with First Trailer
- March 29, 2019

That's primarily down to the claim that Borderlands 3 will feature one billion guns. We Happy Few is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We don't know when Borderlands 3 will be released or what platforms yet, but we'll keep you posted! There you have it, Borderlands fans. On that front, you'll probably have to wait until next week, as Gearbox say they have more news set to arrive on April 3. (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro’s 5x optical zoom steps up phone camera wars Huawei P30 Pro’s 5x optical zoom steps up phone camera wars
- March 27, 2019

And from the evidence we've seen so far, Huawei hasn't disappointed. "Up front, the smartphone features a 6.47" curved OLED display that pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. If you're a novice, or just want to take a simple picture, the Huawei P30 Pro .s Standard photo mode gives you the chance to simply point and shoot. (more...)
MWC2019: Huawei announces new MateBook 13 & MateBook 14 MWC2019: Huawei announces new MateBook 13 & MateBook 14
- March 27, 2019

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG said, "With the advent of the all-scenario era, consumers are increasingly looking forward to revolutionary experiences". The sharing features also enable users to record their laptop screen on their phone just by shaking the phone and tapping the PC share icon that appears on the screen . (more...)
Hackers Attack Asus Computers | ShadowHammer Hackers Attack Asus Computers | ShadowHammer
- March 27, 2019

The Asus users can either check their MAC addresses online or run this tool to confirm if they are affected. According to Kaspersky Labs , the attack targeted around 600 systems, with the devices' MAC addresses being hardcoded into the malware. (more...)
Xiaomi fully charges a 4,000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes Xiaomi fully charges a 4,000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes
- March 27, 2019

As insane as that may sound, Xiaomi's fast charging technology can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes only. Uh-oh: Your iPhone's battery doesn't get a break with wireless charging Wireless charging is a nice feature, but testing suggests that it will wear out the battery faster than charging with a cable. (more...)
Nintendo Reportedly Planning to Launch Two Different Switch Devices Nintendo Reportedly Planning to Launch Two Different Switch Devices
- March 27, 2019

Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that in addition to that smaller device, an enhanced version aimed at more hardcore gamers will also be arriving. Among them was Duck Game , produced by Vancouver-based developer Landon Podbielski and published by Adult Swim Games, which had yet to leave the nest and migrate to the Switch two years on. (more...)
Is Google Stadia the Netflix, or the Google Plus of Gaming? Is Google Stadia the Netflix, or the Google Plus of Gaming?
- March 24, 2019

In an interview with Kotaku , Google VP Phil Harrison said 30 megabits per second will be the recommended limit for streaming games in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It's most directly associated with the game "Contra" developed and published by Konami in 1987 on video arcade machines. All the rendering part of the games will be done in the Google Cloud with the specialized AMG Graphics. (more...)
Amazon to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google, Facebook Amazon to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google, Facebook
- March 24, 2019

Indeed, eMarketer predicts that companies will spend nearly $16 billion on video ads alone this year as such content becomes increasingly popular among smartphone users. People watch video demonstrations and testimonials on YouTube or Instagram which many a times links post to another online shopping websites. Amazon's lack of video content revealed a weakness in shopper engagement and product discovery other sites were doing better. (more...)
Xbox One S All-Digital Edition pictured - Hardware Xbox One S All-Digital Edition pictured - Hardware
- March 23, 2019

Codenamed Maverick , Microsoft's digital-only Xbox One S has been rumoured for a while now, but thanks to today's fresh leak from WindowsCentral , we now know the release date. Some games shown off previously at E3 and X018 will be featured in the first stream, but viewers can expect to see new titles as well. Windows Central also published the box art shown above although in order to protect its source, what you're looking at is a recreation of the box art in Photoshop rather than ... (more...)
Facebook's Oculus Rift S launched at ₹27,000 at GDC Facebook's Oculus Rift S launched at ₹27,000 at GDC
- March 23, 2019

Called the Oculus Rift S, the virtual reality headset does away with the cameras needed on the original and which tracked users' movements. Each year, GDC brings together the developers and creators working to push the gaming industry forward, and we're excited to share the next phase of PC VR gaming with all of you. (more...)
Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox Live support planned Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox Live support planned
- March 22, 2019

A persistent rumor is that Microsoft is working on a dedicated Game Pass app through which it'll allow users to stream games on their Switches - a seductive idea, albeit one that sounds more like a pipe dream at this point. We'll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. The two were the first of the big three to incorporate cross-platform play, a long-requested but seemingly impossible feature that nearly seemed like ... (more...)
Apple Unveils New AirPods Complete With Siri & Wireless Charging Apple Unveils New AirPods Complete With Siri & Wireless Charging
- March 21, 2019

They will land in Apple Stores starting next week. Also new for 2019, AirPod buyers can add a personal engraving to the headphones free of charge. The latest AirPods are already listed on Apple Malaysia's website but you can't order them at the moment. (more...)
When is Octane unlocked in Apex Legends? When is Octane unlocked in Apex Legends?
- March 20, 2019

There's now no equivalent option for PS4. While Frechette stated Octane would cost 750 Apex Coins , he made no mention of the Token cost. Wild Frontier will also include a series of balance patches to the Legends , include Caustic ability buffs, hitbox improvements for all large characters, and slight nerfs to Wraith and Bangalore. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A40 leaks with an Infinity-U display and Exynos 7885 Samsung Galaxy A40 leaks with an Infinity-U display and Exynos 7885
- March 20, 2019

Samsung has also scheduled an event on April 10 where Galaxy A90 along with few other devices can be unveiled. It is available for purchase from various retail centres and Samsung's official online store in Russian Federation. The smartphone will run on Android 9 Pie OS with Samsung's own One UI. There are two cameras on the back, but the exact implementation is yet to be known, considering the recent trend, the device is most likely to come with a standard RGB sensor and a super ... (more...)
What's the best way to order the iPad mini (2019) What's the best way to order the iPad mini (2019)
- March 19, 2019

The step to figure out if your iPad supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is super simple: Does your iPad use Face ID instead of Touch ID? Other than the improved screen and slimmer design, however, which mirrors what Apple did with the smaller iPad Pro in 2017, the iPad Air basically follows the design and feature set of non-Pro iPad models. (more...)
New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch shooting video New Zealand ISPs block websites hosting Christchurch shooting video
- March 19, 2019

In the wake of Friday's horrific mass-shooting in Christchurch that left 50 people dead and scores more fighting for their lives in hospital, New Zealand's gun laws have come under huge public pressure as those across the country try to come to terms with the shocking tragedy. (more...)
Province to announce classroom cellphone ban Province to announce classroom cellphone ban
- March 16, 2019

The reason is the claim that cell phones are a distraction in class, and without them students will focus on the lesson being taught. Would you be for or against a cellphone ban in schools across Western New York? The formal announcement of the ban is expected in the near future. (more...)
It's here! Android Q developer beta launches for all Pixel devices It's here! Android Q developer beta launches for all Pixel devices
- March 15, 2019

While the version of Android called as Android Q has not been formally named as of yet, the first beta version of it is now available for all Pixel devices. Did you receive the Beta Update? Also when you restart your device, the phone will flash a message informing you that your device is running a beta version of Android. (more...)
You’re not alone: Facebook & Instagram are experiencing issues You’re not alone: Facebook & Instagram are experiencing issues
- March 14, 2019

Facebook and Instagram were down for thousands of users Wednesday, according to reports on social media . On Wednesday, Facebook Ads Manager, the lifeblood of advertising, was out of order, along with the rest of the platform. The issue also affected Facebook Workplace, the companies service for businesses to communicate internally. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do". (more...)
Samsung has another two foldables in the works Samsung has another two foldables in the works
- March 09, 2019

Though some reports claim that the Galaxy S10 pre-orders in Samsung's home country has fallen short of expectations , industry watchers believe that the overall responses have been great. Some Galaxy S10 models were already sold out in the U.S. last week, just a few days after preorders, and the phone is doing well in Korea too, according to some estimates. (more...)
Nintendo Switch VR Headset Launches Soon As A New Labo Kit Nintendo Switch VR Headset Launches Soon As A New Labo Kit
- March 08, 2019

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster: The Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. "We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations". The VR Kit will retail for $79.99. (more...)
Samsung is reportedly developing a Mate X-style folding smartphone Samsung is reportedly developing a Mate X-style folding smartphone
- March 07, 2019

Speaking to select media after the India launch of the Galaxy S10 series in New Delhi on Wednesday, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics , confirmed that the Galaxy Fold will indeed launch in India. (more...)
Fortnite Season 8 Heats the World up With Volcanoes, Pirates, and Ninjas Fortnite Season 8 Heats the World up With Volcanoes, Pirates, and Ninjas
- March 04, 2019

For those looking to get this particular challenge done quickly, we've marked the location of the various camps on the map below. Because of the lava. It is mostly created to encourage players to explore the new area and make doing so (thanks to the enhanced mobility) enjoyable. In "Fortnite," gamers are given seven weekly challenges to complete. (more...)
New 530 kW Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed to replace 488 GTB! New 530 kW Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed to replace 488 GTB!
- March 01, 2019

The F8 Tributo makes its full in-metal debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but the Maranello manufacturer has chose to give the public a first taste with a selection of official shots of the new V8 sports vehicle. Although very similar to its predecessor, the interior of the F8 Tributo has (inconspicuously) revamped nearly every element of the interior cabin. Top speed is 211.27 miles per hour. (more...)
Sprint's 5G network will come to select cities in May Sprint's 5G network will come to select cities in May
- February 28, 2019

However, left unsaid by the operator during its media event here at the Mobile World Congress trade show was any indication about how it might actually make money from 5G. In February it said 5G will expand to nine more cities in 2019. In New York, Sprint promises coverage in Midtown and lower Manhattan; in Dallas, Sprint says it'll cover 230 square miles of the Dallas Fort Worth area. (more...)
Huawei Mate X: Price, Release Date and More Huawei Mate X: Price, Release Date and More
- February 26, 2019

Various media outlets have been comparing Huawei's Mate X to a similar foldable phone launched by Korean company Samsung on February 20, just a few days before the Mate X launch. There is, however, a strip down one side that houses the four cameras and the internals - "a big, fat, ugly bar full of guts", as described by David. (more...)
This Is the World’s First 1TB microSD Card This Is the World’s First 1TB microSD Card
- February 26, 2019

Micron and Western Digital are both prepping 1TB MicroSD cards, but they won't be cheap. Today was a big day for the future of microSD cards. SanDisk's 1TB Extreme UHS-I microSD card will cost $450 when it becomes available in April, while Lexar's SD card is already available to buy for $499. (more...)
LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone
- February 26, 2019

The G7 started at £599/$599, and we'd hope to see the G8 hit a similar area, if a little high - so look for it around £649/$649, or perhaps £699/$699. The 4000mAh battery is 20 per cent larger than the battery in the V40 ThinQ , too. Just wave your hand in front of the device or pinch the air. The display is protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. (more...)
Heres how you can stop Facebook tracking your location all the time Heres how you can stop Facebook tracking your location all the time
- February 23, 2019

If you've ever given it permission to know your location , it is likely tracking where you are all the time, even when the app is closed . McDonald said the matter was simply a misunderstanding stemming from the fact that Android and Apple offer different privacy settings . (more...)
Companies Halt YouTube Ads Following Reports Of Commenter Pedophile Network Companies Halt YouTube Ads Following Reports Of Commenter Pedophile Network
- February 22, 2019

Nestle , McDonald's and other major companies have yanked their ads from YouTube over concerns that pedophiles allegedly used certain videos on the platform to trade information and bring attention to young girls in the comments section. YouTube has promised the companies involved that they will refund all ad spend that appeared on the videos and channels affected by this decision, which amounted to less than $8,000 in total. (more...)
Real-Life Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ Images Confirm Previous Leaks Real-Life Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ Images Confirm Previous Leaks
- February 18, 2019

The Plus model will have a dual-lens front camera while the other two models will sport a single-lens front-facing camera. Thanks to a succession of unofficial leaks and official teasers though, we know pretty much everything there is to know about the Galaxy S10 already. (more...)
Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video
- February 14, 2019

The phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, while the global market variant, which will come to India as well, will have the Exynos 9820 processor on board. If you're somehow still in possession of such an ancient handset with a flat or "edgy" 5.1-inch screen, relatively chunky bezels, and an Exynos 7420 processor under the hood, you may not be that shocked to receive this newest software update. (more...)
Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts
- February 13, 2019

It's probably the combination of the words "free to play" (free with in-game purchases, of course), battle royale (a mode that can any shooter in 2019 can't go without) and Titanfall , the beloved gaming universe in which the game is set. That means Fortnite (which has pretty much been at the top of the gameplay chart for each platform since early previous year, only dropping occasionally) is now facing some serious competition from Apex Legends . (more...)
Wells Fargo Suffers Second Online, Mobile Banking Outage This Month Wells Fargo Suffers Second Online, Mobile Banking Outage This Month
- February 10, 2019

As of 10 a.m., online banking services remained unavailable. It should be a better day for Wells Fargo customers, as most of the company's services will be available Friday after a nationwide outage. The company said customers should check Wells Fargo social media for updates on the outage. The system struggled with nation-wide outages at ATM's and online, which left people frustrated and furious. (more...)
Apex Legends ping tool was tested by making everyone silent strangers Apex Legends ping tool was tested by making everyone silent strangers
- February 10, 2019

Respawn teased the free-to-play game, which makes its money selling in-game cosmetic items , on social media over the weekend following leaks that spilled some details onto the internet. You can also search using tags like "Is Apex Legends Down?" using the search function to see if any other users are facing the same problems. Apex follows the formula established and refined in battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite , while making a few key changes along ... (more...)
EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play
- February 08, 2019

Wilson noted that the company's poor performance was also due to "intense competition" in the video gaming industry in fiscal Q3 2019. "Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations". According to COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, FIFA is still performing well despite the other franchises falling. Experience the next evolution of battle royale with Respawn Beacons you can use to resurrect your teammates, Smart Comms to help you communicate, Intelligent ... (more...)

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