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Limited edition PS4 celebrates 500 million PlayStation consoles sold Limited edition PS4 celebrates 500 million PlayStation consoles sold
- August 10, 2018

While the 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 does come with the system, it can also be purchased as a standalone item for $64.99. The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro will cost $499.99 United States dollars and $639.99 CAD with the production restricted to 50,000 units worldwide. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 U.S. carrier availability Samsung Galaxy Note 9 U.S. carrier availability
- August 10, 2018

Finally, the Note 9's selfie camera is an 8-MP deal with an f/1.7 lens system. And it- oh nevermind, the Fortnite on Android beta just went live. The 512GB Model is also available for $1,249.99 or $30 a month for 24 months ($529.99 down). Other spec includes LTE 4G connectivity built into the smartwatch (although a Bluetooth-only variant will also be available), 4GB of internal storage and Tizen OS 4.0 as the software. (more...)
Android 9 Pie Is Now Official, Google Pixel Update Starts Today Android 9 Pie Is Now Official, Google Pixel Update Starts Today
- August 07, 2018

Google has also simplified the quick settings in Android Pie . You'll need to use the same email address that you've already registered for Google Play. This actually encompasses several different features that all aim to help you improve your life. You can enable this new system navigation in Settings once you've received your update to Android 9 (learn more in the help center). (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to come with headphone jack Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to come with headphone jack
- August 06, 2018

The video then shows the line 'All New Powerful S Pen , ' and we can see the Yellow S-Pen with the Coral Blue Note 9, just as we saw in the previous leaks. The video shows a dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint scanner underneath, as suggested by earlier leaks. We'll have to wait and see what happens in 2019. (more...)
Public Service Commission revokes Charter merger agreement with Time Warner Cable Public Service Commission revokes Charter merger agreement with Time Warner Cable
- July 28, 2018

On Friday, the state Public Service Commission began the process of revoking its approval for the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger. Spectrum provides Cable TV, Internet and Voice Over Internet telephone service to much of Orange County and portions of Ulster and Dutchess counties. (more...)
Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers
- July 25, 2018

He had reportedly earned over $3,000 from Twitch users for broadcasting his rides. On a recent Saturday night, a posting showed two women in their 20s in Gargac's black Chevrolet Silverado. But, of course, that all changed following the publication of the Post-Dispatch's investigation. "I didn't like it". "It was fake. It felt produced". (more...)
Oddest of the Odd Releases Fortnite: The Movie Oddest of the Odd Releases Fortnite: The Movie
- July 23, 2018

Plus, Epic will soon start generating Fortnite revenue outside of the game entirely once Funko's Fortnite merchandise hits the market. While FORTNITE: The Movie, hits numerous notes of the gaming phenomenon, it's important to know it is not related to a Fortnite television show that was rumored to be in the works. (more...)
The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals So Far Today The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals So Far Today
- July 16, 2018

Here are the different kinds of deals you'll on Amazon Prime Day 2018 . Home Depot, Staples, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond have said they will price-match Amazon Prime Day deals. For those wondering, Prime Day kicks off at 3 PM Eastern Time in the United States and will last for a day and a half. Here are some tips for cashing in on the Amazon holiday. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court fight won't be won in Washington Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court fight won't be won in Washington
- July 14, 2018

The letter criticizes the jurist's record. "In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block". (more...)
Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
- July 14, 2018

Essentially Apple Inc . customers in India will have configurable processor, RAM, storage, and graphics card options. The new models - one 13-inch model and one 15-inch model, both with Apple's Touch Bar - have new eighth generation Intel chips that Apple said should dramatically increase performance. (more...)
Fortnite season 5 adds new locations, second vehicle, lots more Fortnite season 5 adds new locations, second vehicle, lots more
- July 13, 2018

Along with that, players will be able to drive and ride around in golf carts, called ATXs, only the second vehicle to come to the game after the shopping cart's recent introduction. Of course, at time of writing there are 10 weeks of Season 5 left, and so there really is no rush to finish these challenges. Weekly content updates often add new weapons and equipment, or make minor changes to the Battle Royale map. (more...)
Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last
- July 11, 2018

Microsoft says the company wanted to offer a no-compromise, predictable performance experience with the Go, thus opting for the classic Intel processors instead of something like Qualcomm's Snapdragon ARM processors . This can be disabled for free , likewise, commercial SKUs with Windows 10 Pro can be configured to enable S Mode for free. And of course, it doesn't hurt to have a lower entry point for the Surface product lineup. (more...)
Samsung plant will enhance economy, boost India-Korea ties: PM Modi Samsung plant will enhance economy, boost India-Korea ties: PM Modi
- July 10, 2018

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi , and the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in, today jointly inaugurated a large mobile manufacturing facility of Samsung India Electronics Pvt. "It makes sense for Samsung to build a bigger manufacturing base here", Jaipal Singh, Senior Market Analyst, IDC, told IANS. The capacity increase is in line with Samsung's plans to expand production that will help it compete with its Chinese rivals in the Indian market. (more...)
Samsung expects second-quarter profits to miss analysts estimates Samsung expects second-quarter profits to miss analysts estimates
- July 06, 2018

The Galaxy X will likely not cannibalize sales for the Galaxy S10 , as the foldable smartphone is expected to be a niche device with a price tag that may go as high as around $1,800, almost double the price of the $1,000 iPhone X by rival Apple . (more...)
What Could Samsung Do To Make The Next Galaxy Tab More Exciting? What Could Samsung Do To Make The Next Galaxy Tab More Exciting?
- July 04, 2018

The Samsung camera app comes loaded with features such as selfie focus, Portrait mode and a beauty mode. Also on offer is 64GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The back of the tablet is nearly identical to the Tab S3, the big exception - the aspect ratio change aside - being a lowered rear camera. There is an additional cash back of Rs 1,500 offered on the exchange with an old phone. (more...)
Google lets 3rd-party app developers read your emails Google lets 3rd-party app developers read your emails
- July 04, 2018

Because many of these apps increase the functionality of your Gmail , Thompson doesn't think Google should do away with them. One could say that users are responsible for granting access to their data. The company also said, "We review non-Google applications to make sure they continue to meet our policies, and suspend them when we are aware they do not". (more...)
Not Good: Samsung Phones Texting Photos to Random People
- July 03, 2018

It also appears that the Messages app does not leave any evidence that the messages were sent, but users discovered them via their T-Mobile log. RCS is a messaging standard that aims to replace SMS and work on Android devices across carriers, offering iMessage-like features including read receipts, typing indicators, group chat, more lengthy messages, and high-resolution photo sharing. (more...)
Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen
- July 01, 2018

Apparently, the rocket will launch in-game only once, exactly at 12:30pm CT. If most of your team just drops wherever and gets slaughtered at the start of the match, the chances of you winning are minimal. Ahead of the announcement, developers added several in-game hints and Easter eggs that have been hinting toward the launch. A hologram had appeared suddenly, above what looked like a control panel. (more...)
IOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it IOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it
- June 28, 2018

You can become a member of the Beta Software Program by following this link . Apple applied to the US Patent office, which describes the new technology of handwriting recognition in real-time. Its big highlight is that it'll make your older devices faster, according to Apple. With iOS 12, Apple is also trying to address tech addiction. (more...)
Apple is developing high-end AirPods, two other enhanced audio accessories Apple is developing high-end AirPods, two other enhanced audio accessories
- June 26, 2018

Bloomberg writes that people familiar with the matter expect the Cupertino, California based company to add noise-cancellation and water resistance to its Airpods, as well as increasing the range the earphones work away from an iPhone or iPad. (more...)
Instagram celebrates 1 billion users by announcing IGTV video platform Instagram celebrates 1 billion users by announcing IGTV video platform
- June 24, 2018

IGTV is a video app built for how people use their phones - videos are both full screen and vertical, and unlike other videos on Instagram each can be up to an hour long . TechCrunch has learned that the Instagram longer-form video hub that's launching [today] is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. (more...)
Oppo Find X Will Cost €999 When it Launches in August Oppo Find X Will Cost €999 When it Launches in August
- June 22, 2018

This phone does not have fingerprint sensor but unique 3D facial recognition which Oppo calls O-Face Recognition. The slide-out camera is novel, but I suspect it won't be for everyone. But what is the manufacturer's suggested retail price and release date of the Oppo Find X? There's an Automobili Lamborghini special edition for €1,699 that not only gives you the obligatory carbon fiber effect and raging bull logo on the back, but an even faster charging system. (more...)
In Wayfair case, Supreme Court to let states collect Internet sales tax In Wayfair case, Supreme Court to let states collect Internet sales tax
- June 21, 2018

Kennedy, who wrote Thursday's majority decision , had said the court should reconsider the decision, South Dakota took up the challenge. Small online businesses will be the hardest hit, said Chris Cox, a lawyer for e-commerce industry group NetChoice. (more...)
Apple will automatically share the location of 911 callers in iOS 12 Apple will automatically share the location of 911 callers in iOS 12
- June 19, 2018

The system enables 911 call centers to access a phone's Hybridized Emergency Location data, which includes the phone's proximity to known Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular towers. However, in iOS 12 this will be built right into the operating system itself. The new system will certainly come in incredibly handy in emergency situations, and here's to hoping Apple will eventually be able to bring it to other countries. (more...)
Super Mario Party coming to Nintendo Switch in October Super Mario Party coming to Nintendo Switch in October
- June 13, 2018

Adventure is available today on the eShop, as is Bethesda's Fallout Shelter. Of its 45-minute E3 2018 Direct, Nintendo spent about 30 of those minutes exclusively discussing Super Smash Bros . Other games showcased include the new Xenoblade Chronicles , Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Daemon X Machina , which looks like a new mech monster fighting game. (more...)
IHOP? IHOb? What's with the name change? IHOP? IHOb? What's with the name change?
- June 13, 2018

IHOP DIN created quite a stir last week when it told Twitter TWTR users that it would be changing the last letter of its acronym from a "P" to a "b", teasing major changes for the brand. They wrote, "We're as serious about pancakes as @ IHOb is about burgers", with a link to their menu that's got 16 gourmet burgers - and no pancakes. (more...)
Net Neutrality Is Alive and Well in Washington State Net Neutrality Is Alive and Well in Washington State
- June 13, 2018

The 2015 order subjected internet providers to strict regulations by the FCC , arguing consumers needed protection from internet provider practices and said internet providers could engage in "just and reasonable conduct". "Those "fast lanes" will put those who won't or can not pay in the slow lane, making the internet look a lot like cable TV", Gigi Sohn, a counselor to former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and a staunch supporter of net neutrality, told CNNMoney. (more...)
5 things we learned from Anthem's E3 2018 presentation
- June 11, 2018

According to EA, there will be no loot boxes, similar to Battlefield V's lack of them. Of course, the biggest reveal was that the Anthem release date is February 22, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One , and PC. They have taken a step back, overhauled the progression and changed all loot boxes to cosmetic items only, adding a new hunt mode which has been hugely popular so far, and are now in the process of updating the squad system to improve they way the game is played. (more...)
Bethesda Confirms Elder Scrolls VI and New Franchise, Starfield Bethesda Confirms Elder Scrolls VI and New Franchise, Starfield
- June 11, 2018

Vault 76 was one of the very first vaults to open in the Fallout world. Howard also teased how you could play against people in VR from the phone and that it would also be on consoles and PC at some point, but this announcement didn't have any timing for it. (more...)
Battlefield V will have battle royale Battlefield V will have battle royale
- June 11, 2018

Let us know in the comment section below! Electronic Arts has revealed key information regarding Battlefield V during their Play Live press conference in E3 2018 . Blackout, Call of Duty's version, is set to be available at launch. There will be a swath of various abilities that you can use in battle as well, though there won't be any automatic health regeneration. (more...)
Apple accused of stealing logo; could cough up $200K fine to startup Apple accused of stealing logo; could cough up $200K fine to startup
- June 10, 2018

With it, iPhones users can see how much time they're spending on their phones and for what. Interested in Apple? Add Apple as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Apple news, video, and analysis from ABC News. For the paid Apple developers, iOS 12 released on June 4. There will be plenty of new features in the upcoming software update. That's because two big features are coming to iOS 12: tongue detection on Animoji and personalized Memoji . (more...)
Origin Access Premier: Official Reveal Trailer, EA PLAY 2018 Origin Access Premier: Official Reveal Trailer, EA PLAY 2018
- June 10, 2018

The Origin Access Premier service will begin later with its first title, Madden NFL 19 , and will also include EA's titles such as Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V , and Anthem as the company announced on stage at E3. (more...)
BlackBerry KEY2 promises to be BlackBerry KEY2 promises to be "the most secure Android smartphone"
- June 10, 2018

The resolution is a unique 1620 x 1080 with 3:2 aspect ratio, and while some apps will look fine, some others may not adapt as well. When it comes to the camera , there is a dual-camera setup at the rear of the smartphone with two 12MP sensors and dual-tone LED flash. (more...)
Facebook’s latest blunder made private posts public for 14M users Facebook’s latest blunder made private posts public for 14M users
- June 08, 2018

Starting today, affected users will get a message from Facebook advising them to "Please Review Your Posts". This week, The Washington Post reported that Facebook shared special user data with Huawei - a Chinese firm that lawmakers say poses a national security threat. (more...)
The New Gmail Will Be Live For All In July 06/05/2018 The New Gmail Will Be Live For All In July 06/05/2018
- June 07, 2018

From there, gradually all G Suite users will be transitioned to the new Gmail across two phases. And by October 2018, new Gmail will be the law of the land, with no option to opt-out. For personal Gmail accounts, head over to the main Gmail page, find Settings - represented by a Gear icon - and choose "Try the new Gmail" from the drop-down menu if it's available. (more...)
Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode
- June 05, 2018

When you talk to one of your friends via Walkie Talkie , they'll hear a brief beep and feel a slight haptic buzz before they hear your voice. A new Workout type for Yoga has been added, as well as Hiking with elevation tracking. Episodes will be automatically synced, and as they're listened to on other devices, the app will automatically refresh with the latest episode. There's also the addition of third-party apps to the Siri watch face for the first time. (more...)
New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch
- June 04, 2018

The leak comes in the form of an image, first circulated on 4chan , that showcased marketing materials for several games for the Switch. We can all dream. Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch according to a recent rating from the Game Content Rating Classification Committee in South Korea. So it's not that surprising to see it pop up now, just weeks ahead of the big Nintendo E3 conference. (more...)
Facebook kills troubled 'trending' topics feature
- June 02, 2018

Facebook, ever eager avoid the liability that comes with being a publisher, said there was no bias.but nonetheless allowed that it "could not fully exclude the possibility of isolated improper actions or unintentional bias in the implementation of our guidelines or policies". (more...)
Parents of Parkland Victims Condemn ‘Active Shooter’ Video Game Parents of Parkland Victims Condemn ‘Active Shooter’ Video Game
- June 01, 2018

In fact, the dev had been previously banned from the platform in Autumn 2017, while operating under a different name. The game, produced by an independent developer, allows players to simulate a school shooting with digital counters tracking the number of victims. (more...)
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL to launch in October this year Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL to launch in October this year
- May 31, 2018

It also seems that Google is imitating most manufacturers by reducing the size of the phones' bezels, which appear noticeably smaller than those found on their predecessors. According to people familiar with the current state of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL development, Google will hedge its bets on screen shape. While the latest iPhones include dual cameras to offer a bokeh effect in photos, Google's phones create this same effect by using a single lens and with special software. (more...)
Microsoft Reveals Xbox Games with Gold Lineup For June 2018 Microsoft Reveals Xbox Games with Gold Lineup For June 2018
- May 31, 2018

The Games with Gold version comes with over $100 worth of free content, including 20 additional gods and more than 50 bonus items such as skins and announcer packs. Not only are there multiple vehicles, players often switch between vehicles mid-race. Smite is free-to-play, but this free bundle will help spice up the experience for anyone who downloads it. (more...)
Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2 Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
- May 30, 2018

With AirPlay 2 , they should be able to add other brand speakers to their existing Sonos devices. Today Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 and finally bringing AirPlay 2 out of beta . Multi-room support means you can play the same music on multiple HomePods or Apple TVs in different rooms, simultaneously. When a second HomePod is set up in the same room, the user will be asked if they would like to form a stereo pair automatically. (more...)
Pokemon Crossing Platforms Will Make Nintendo Really Go Pokemon Crossing Platforms Will Make Nintendo Really Go
- May 30, 2018

You'll also be able to trade Pokemon with other players, though Masuda did not comment on whether the Let's Go games would be compatible with other Pokemon games (past or future) or Pokemon Bank. Instead of battling wild Pokemon , players can use motion controls to throw PokeBalls at it, complete with a shrinking target ring like in Pokemon Go . (more...)
Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks
- May 29, 2018

The two devices have been launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil last month, alongside another variant Moto G6 Plus . The leaked images show a front and side look at the upcoming Moto Z3 Play. The Moto G6 Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 427 chipset which is coupled with 2GB of RAM clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. The first generation Moto Z Play was known for its wonderful battery life. (more...)
President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible
- May 25, 2018

Asked Friday if North Korea was playing games ahead of the summit, Trump responded, "Everyone plays games". Mr Trump said from the White House that a " maximum pressure campaign " of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation would continue against North Korea, with which the USA is technically still at war, but he added that it was possible the summit could still take place at some point. (more...)
Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe
- May 25, 2018

It's been almost eight months since accusations of rape, sex assault and harassment first surfaced against the 66-year-old Weinstein. Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases involving two women. (more...)
Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes
- May 24, 2018

While the event lacked in terms of gameplay footage, we did get a decent amount of information. Before we talk about specifics, check out the reveal trailer for Battlefield 5. A special Deluxe Edition of Battlefield V has also been announced and it, along with the regular version, are now available to pre-order digitally. (more...)
Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown
- May 24, 2018

Trump's newfound hesitation appeared to reflect recent setbacks in efforts to bring about reconciliation between the two Koreas, as well as concern whether the self-proclaimed dealmaker can deliver a nuclear accord with the North's Kim Jong Un. (more...)
SRH vs CSK, IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK, IPL 2018
- May 23, 2018

But du Plessis caressed three fours and a six as seamer Carlos Brathwaite conceded 20 runs in the 18th over. His masterclass floored SRH in Qualifier 1 as CSK snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to reach their seventh IPL final. However, it was Faf du Plessis who held his nerves and won it for CSK with partners changing at the other end. After opting to field, CSK did well to restrict the table-toppers SRH to 139-7. (more...)
PayPal agrees $2.2bn deal for Swedish payments firm iZettle PayPal agrees $2.2bn deal for Swedish payments firm iZettle
- May 18, 2018

The chip-card reader and its app for smartphone-based mobile commerce meet global security standards. iZettle's service is available in 12 countries which includes United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Brazil, among others. (more...)

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