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Horizon Zero Dawn Celebrates its First Birthday, Surpasses 7.6 Million Sales Horizon Zero Dawn Celebrates its First Birthday, Surpasses 7.6 Million Sales
- March 01, 2018

As February comes to an end we see the first year anniversary of the open-world exploration title Horizon Zero Dawn . The company posted a new entry on the PlayStation Blog page , not only reminiscing about the game, but also noting its impressive sales streak. (more...)
Sony's A7 III is a mirrorless camera packed full of clever tech Sony's A7 III is a mirrorless camera packed full of clever tech
- March 01, 2018

The A7 III inherits the same autofocus system that can be found on the A9, so it features 693 phase detection points that cover 93 per cent of the sensor area, along with Sony's own 4D focus system that tracks subjects and predicts their movements. (more...)
Uefa change favours top four Uefa change favours top four
- March 01, 2018

Should this season's winners fail to qualify automatically, then the Czech Republic will go through. Italy, Germany and Spain will also get four places while the champions and Europa League winners will also see their spot booked. Speaking of Europe's second biggest club competition, there will now be two automatic places for the Premier League in the Europa. But while the European football governing body will not be altering the competition from the group stages onwards, UEFA have ... (more...)
Why Google rejects half of all 'right to be forgotten' requests Why Google rejects half of all 'right to be forgotten' requests
- March 01, 2018

Google said: "We work hard to comply with the right to be forgotten , but we take great care not to remove search results that are clearly in the public interest, and will defend the public's right to access lawful information". They also must provide a list of URLs they would like to delist , along with the search queries leading to these URLs and a short comment about how the URLs relate to the requester. (more...)
Lowe's results fall short as investments hit margins Lowe's results fall short as investments hit margins
- March 01, 2018

News & World Report said. Given the rapidly evolving competitive landscape, we are also accelerating our strategic investments leveraging the benefits of tax reform. The North Carolina-based company recently launched DIY apps and augmented-reality assistants to cater to a younger and more tech-savvy audience. Lowe's expects to open 10 additional stores this year. (more...)
Former BioShock, Dishonored Devs Announce New Game The Blackout Club Former BioShock, Dishonored Devs Announce New Game The Blackout Club
- March 01, 2018

The Blackout Club is a co-op horror experience set to release on PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and PC. What they discover is "a hostile underworld" beneath their town, "populated by a clandestine group of adults". Each character is customisable with a range of powers and equipment. Every member of the group will play a distinct role and utilise devices like drones or deployable traps to outwit their foes and gather evidence of their crimes. (more...)
Apple Shares Near Milestone After Warren Buffett's Comments Apple Shares Near Milestone After Warren Buffett's Comments
- March 01, 2018

Apple is now Berkshire Hathaway's biggest stock holding by value, and there's little evidence to suggest that Warren Buffet's enthusiasm for the tech giant is waning. Berkshire has amassed a stockpile of about $116 billion in uncommitted cash. The U.S. 10-year Treasury note yield eased to 2.8642 percent US10YT=RR, slipping from a four-year high it hit last week. (more...)
Yakuza 6 demo allowed players to enjoy full game Yakuza 6 demo allowed players to enjoy full game
- March 01, 2018

Earlier today , players of the newly-released Yakuza 6 demo were able to play past chapter one and unlock trophies for the main game. "Thank you for your patience". According to Polygon , the Yakuza 6 demo was of the latter variety. Coming in at 35.6gb, it's not really a surprise that the demo contained the full game. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 will measure Blood Pressure as well Samsung Galaxy S9 will measure Blood Pressure as well
- March 01, 2018

Paired with 4GB RAM on the standard variant and 6GB on the Plus model. For those that are looking to jump over to Android from iOS, or for those that are still rocking the S7, I'd say now is the time to get the S9|S9+ via pre-order. The slow-mo videos can also be turned into GIFs. Super-slow motion is also a fresh feature, going as low as 960 frames per second , and a new mode will see recording begin when movement is detected. (more...)
Google Shopping Censors Results Containing Word 'Gun' Triggers Error Google Shopping Censors Results Containing Word 'Gun' Triggers Error
- March 01, 2018

Shopping search results appeared to be back to normal by Tuesday afternoon. In wake of the recent school shooting in Florida, US Google Shopping made a decision to act as a gatekeeper and filter out shopping searches on Tuesday. Google has also banned BB guns, paintball, pepper spray, firecrackers, and combat knives on its service. Google did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot's request for comment. (more...)
Australian bitcoin 'creator' sued for US$10billion Australian bitcoin 'creator' sued for US$10billion
- March 01, 2018

During their collaboration dating back to 2008, the two friends worked on blockchain technologies and mined more than 1.1 million bitcoin . The year prior, Kleiman, a paraplegic U.S veteran and computer expert who died in 2013, was named alongside Wright as having possible involvement in the murky origins of the currency in separate articles by Wired and Gizmodo . (more...)
YouTube Restores Ads To Logan Paul's Channel, But He Remains On Probation YouTube Restores Ads To Logan Paul's Channel, But He Remains On Probation
- March 01, 2018

Paul will remain on a 90-day probationary period, however, meaning that his content won't appear in the "trending" tab or in updates to nonsubscribers. YouTube bans users using a three-strike system, and company CEO Susan Wojcicki has said that Paul - one of the platform's biggest stars - does not deserve to be banned. (more...)
UK Ofcom Picks 6 For Delayed Wireless Spectrum Auction UK Ofcom Picks 6 For Delayed Wireless Spectrum Auction
- March 01, 2018

LTE small cells vendor Airspan Spectrum Holdings and mobile internet provider Connexin have been added to the list of companies in the auction room alongside EE, Vodafone , Telfonica and Hutchison 3G UK. "It will also pave the way for 5G, allowing operators to launch the next generation of mobile technology". Airspan, EE, Connexin, Hutchison 3G UK, Telefónica, and Vodafone now have three days to confirm whether they wish to take part, or withdraw from the process. (more...)
Mobile signs 5G deal with Ericsson and Nokia Mobile signs 5G deal with Ericsson and Nokia
- March 01, 2018

Ekholm said "We will focus not only on why and what but also on how". These are; efficiency, which allows service providers get the cost per gigabit down; utilisation which is to improve customer experience while also bringing the cost down; and identifying new revenue source to finance the business. (more...)
Israeli security firm Cellebrite claims to be able to hack iOS 11 Israeli security firm Cellebrite claims to be able to hack iOS 11
- March 01, 2018

A United States government contractor claims to have found a way to be able to unlock every single iPhone. In practice, Apple could've easily done this, but refused the law enforcement agency outright, for the simple fear that the Federal Bureau of Investigation - or any government agency for that matter - could easily reverse engineer the backdoor for their own use. (more...)
Apple iCloud now powered by Google Cloud, not Microsoft Azure Apple iCloud now powered by Google Cloud, not Microsoft Azure
- March 01, 2018

In the latest version, there is no reference to Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform is king.The latest update doesn't indicate whether Apple is using any Google cloud services other than core storage of "objects" like photos and videos. (more...)
Qualcomm announces its new Snapdragon 700 series of processors Qualcomm announces its new Snapdragon 700 series of processors
- March 01, 2018

Named the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, the new tier in the Snapdragon SoC family is meant to hide any hole that is uncovered between the current 600 and 800 series, giving a considerable lot of features for at a lower price. The QPM2621, QPM2632, QPM2643 PAMiDs, QAT3550 antenna impedance tuner, and QDM3620, QDM3630, QDM3640 diversity receive modules are supported for use with the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5 Lite Launched With Dual Front And Rear Cameras
- March 01, 2018

Asus on Tuesday launched its 2018 flagship ZenFone 5 series at the MWC conference in Barcelona , Spain. And to be clear, this device is not to be confused with the range-topping ZenFone 5Z , which serves as the flagship for the brand, and is mostly similar to the ZenFone 5 but features a more powerful processor . (more...)
The Moto E5 Plus Stuns In Leaked Official Render The Moto E5 Plus Stuns In Leaked Official Render
- March 01, 2018

We don't have any news on the internals of the phone just yet but if looks are anything to go by, the Moto E5 Plus does feature an improved design in comparison to its predecessor. And unlike some high-end devices, like Apple's latest iPhones or the newest Google Pixel, the Moto E Plus still has a headphone jack. The outgoing E4 Plus sold for $180 when new, though, and we wouldn't expect its follow-up to cost too much more. (more...)
Huawei P20 will have a notch with two, not three, rear cameras Huawei P20 will have a notch with two, not three, rear cameras
- March 01, 2018

The device admittedly does look lovely, with little to no bezels. Our best guess is that the "regular" P20 might have a dual camera, while the new triple module might be reserved for the bigger P20 Plus - or Pro , it's still unclear how that one might be called. (more...)
YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features
- February 28, 2018

According to an announcement on the YouTube blog , live streaming will now include chat replay, automatic English captions, location tags, and IFTTT (If This Then That) technology integrated into the Super Chat monetizing tool. "We think it will make the replay quality of live streams much, much better", said Wilms. YouTube is also rolling out automated English captions to live streams, so that streams in other languages can be viewed and understood by English speaking viewers. (more...)
ESRB To Begin Adding ESRB To Begin Adding "In-Game Purchases" Label To Games
- February 28, 2018

This label will be included on games if they sport DLC, microtransactions , MTX models, real world currency to be converted for in-game content and so on. "We believe that loot boxes are more comparable to baseball cards, where there is an element of surprise and you always get something", it added. (more...)
ITunes Store Dropping Windows Vista and XP Support on May 25th ITunes Store Dropping Windows Vista and XP Support on May 25th
- February 28, 2018

Apple has announced that starting on May 25th 2018, iTunes will no longer be supported on Windows XP , Vista, and on Apple TV 1st generation. Joking aside, this is unfortunate. Apple says that the original Apple TV is an "obsolete Apple product" and will not be updated to support security changes. Older Windows computers will still be able to run the iTunes program, but the app itself will also not be supported by Apple. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive is getting a new co-op mission type Metal Gear Survive is getting a new co-op mission type
- February 28, 2018

Konami has announced a new cooperative mode for its Hideo Kojima-less spin-off Metal Gear Survive . The final credits of the game do. sort of include Kojima , with an oblique "special thanks" to 'METAL GEAR SOLID V ALL STAFF'. (more...)
Apple App Store Scam Stealing Credit Cards Apple App Store Scam Stealing Credit Cards
- February 28, 2018

Apple has announced the implementation of new security changes starting May 25th that will prevent older models of Apple TV from accessing the iTunes Store. Ultimately, if didn't initiate whatever the email is referring to, you should reach out to Apple directly. Apple explains that they are making the changes as part of their security measures, perhaps to ensure that only the latest version of iTunes, the one that the company is now updating, can make purchases from the iTunes Store. (more...)