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State of Decay 2 crosses a million players since launch State of Decay 2 crosses a million players since launch
- May 28, 2018

Nothing speaks game launch success like cold, hard data. In just two days since launch, Microsoft has managed to achieve new heights by bringing players into the new zombie apocalypse State of Decay 2. And yes, you've probably already guessed that it's down to you and your group of survivors to take out all the Plague Hearts in your territory. "Unacceptably so. (more...)
Apple Knew iPhone 6 Would Bend Before Launch
- May 28, 2018

It also found that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s. The iPhone-maker has been slow to evolve its NFC policies since adopting the technology almost four years ago but the company has made moves to expand its limited feature set over the past year, according to Apple Insider. (more...)
Amazon Echo recorded and sent a user's private conversation to a contact Amazon Echo recorded and sent a user's private conversation to a contact
- May 28, 2018

Danielle (surname withheld) told KIRO-TV she received a call from an employee of her husband who urged them to unplug their Echo devices, which use the Alexa software. After unplugging the devices, which were throughout every room in her home and created to control lights and heating, Danielle called the company to find out what happened. (more...)
Battlefield V Battlefield V "female playable characters are here to stay" says DICE GM
- May 27, 2018

In Tides of War , their journey through World War 2 will grow through themed experiences that will include events and all-new ways to play like Grand Operations , while also unlocking the latest themed rewards such as weapons and vehicles to further shape their Company. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 With 3300mAh Battery and Android 8.0 Oreo Launched Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 With 3300mAh Battery and Android 8.0 Oreo Launched
- May 27, 2018

We can expect the Exynos-based processor on the Galaxy Note 9 to be much faster, compared to the Snapdragon-based Note 9. The Galaxy J8 comes with the signatory S-Pen that used for taking notes, editing images, etc. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 11,999. Other leaks suggest that the battery capacity is set at 4000 mAh. Previously, Note 9 was seen on geek's website with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU , 6GB of RAM , Android Oreo 8.1.0 present on board. (more...)
PayPal now available as a payment option across Google apps PayPal now available as a payment option across Google apps
- May 27, 2018

But having to login to a payment service every time you click the purchase button is a hassle, so PayPal is making it easier for anyone who has a Google account. Last week, PayPal acquired Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2 billion to expand into in-store payments and further diversify its capabilities. As there is support for any service that makes use of Google Pay, users will also be able to make peer-to-peer payments. (more...)
Gaming Personality John Gaming Personality John "TotalBiscuit" Bain Dies at 33 After Battle With Cancer
- May 27, 2018

This news comes by way of John " TotalBiscuit " Bain's wife and business partner (CEO of Cynical Brit and Axiom eSports) Genna Bain, who shared a dedication on Twitter . Genna and John met back in 2005 at a video game convention called BlizzCon and they kept in touch over the next two years, before TotalBiscuit moved from the United Kingdom to the USA to be with Genna. (more...)
Apple in partnership with Volkswagen Apple in partnership with Volkswagen
- May 27, 2018

Apple enlisted software programmers, automotive engineers, rocket scientists and the industrial-design team of Apple's design chief, Jonathan Ive, to reimagine the vehicle. But a person close to the talks said any deal now appeared dead because both Apple and BMW wanted to own the customer experience and relationship. So, Apple approached several companies such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and McLaren . (more...)
PlayStation Classic Being Internally Considered at Sony PlayStation Classic Being Internally Considered at Sony
- May 27, 2018

Sony apparently realized that had a unique opportunity on their hands. Which leaves Death Stranding , Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2 to effectively pick up the pieces for the end of 2019 and beyond. Considering the installed base of Sony's current console, it's likely that it'll remain most relevant for revenue and income (which are what this kind of investor-facing events are all about) especially on the software side, for quite a bit even after the PS5 launches. (more...)
Apple was aware iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus were prone to bending
- May 27, 2018

Apple was aware that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were more likely to bend than the previous iPhone 5s, new court documents reveal, as part of a class-action lawsuit filed in 2016. According to independent fix professionals that Motherboard spoke with, the bending of the devices in normal use would cause the welding of this component to breakdown over time. (more...)
Dodge Viper making a comeback next year? Dodge Viper making a comeback next year?
- May 27, 2018

A 550bhp naturally aspirated unit will power the entry-level Viper , according to vehicle and Driver, but the range is expected to top out with the 700bhp V8 shared with the brand's future Hellcat muscle cars. What can we expect under that long hood? However, there are rumours about a new Dodge returning with a completely new Viper in 2020. If the report is accurate, the next-generation Dodge Viper will likely debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ... (more...)
Reboot Your Routers, Right Now — FBI to America Reboot Your Routers, Right Now — FBI to America
- May 27, 2018

Federal officials and cyber security experts both warned Internet users to take steps to protect their home and office routers from an attack by a hacker group that has been linked to Russian Federation. This malware gives these hackers the capability to carry out a variety of invasive tasks, 'including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic'. (more...)
"Hundreds of models" of Android devices found the built in firmware virus
- May 27, 2018

This specific cyber threat is created to display ads on user's browser with an overlay. People like to buy cheap and this applies to smartphones, as well. This app reaches out to a server and installs the payload after the phone connects to the internet. The app then downloads those and installs an APK from a list of URLs found in the manifest. (more...)
Become Human Launch Explains the Android Revolution Become Human Launch Explains the Android Revolution
- May 27, 2018

Once you've played through Detroit: Become Human , that woman from the menu screen right at the beginning who greets you in a disarmingly friendly manner appears once again. Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content. The trailer focuses on the lives and purposes of Marcus, Kara, and Connor while showcasing how Androids are seen within this world. (more...)
Ford F-150 Raptor Gets High-Tech Upgrades Ford F-150 Raptor Gets High-Tech Upgrades
- May 27, 2018

As before, you get a beefier body-kit than the regular F-150, and Raptor buyers can choose between the SuperCab or the SuperCrew body style, each with a 5.5 foot box. It makes the off-road ride softer and improves on-pavement behaviour. A key goal for the 2019 update was to improve Raptor's performance off-road, and the new Trail Control system adds another layer of stability and handling by serving as what might be described as an off-road version of cruise control. (more...)
Playground Mode, Improved Replay and More Coming to ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode, Improved Replay and More Coming to ‘Fortnite’
- May 27, 2018

Additional celebrities and professional gamers are expected to be announced in the coming days. Fortnite has been a phenomenon for a while now and surpassed its biggest rival Playerunknown's Battlegrounds a little while back in terms of player base and revenues. (more...)
Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness Vietnam DLC Launches in June Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness Vietnam DLC Launches in June
- May 27, 2018

Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness , the game's first post-launch DLC expansion, will be releasing this June, taking players to Vietnam as Hope County's Wendell "Red" Redler. The remaining two Far Cry 5 downloadable content adventures-" Lost on Mars " and " Dead Living Zombies "-will launch in July and August, respectively, and two additional asset drops will give map builders more tools to create unique Far Cry Arcade experiences". (more...)
Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform brings premium features to more phones Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform brings premium features to more phones
- May 26, 2018

Firstly, it uses Adreno 616 GPU, which can yield 40% reduction in power consumption for both gaming and 4K HDR playback as well as 20% reduction in power consumption while streaming videos as compared to Snapdragon 660. The new 710 Mobile Platform sports a multi-core AI Engine plus neural network processing. It also brings more brightness, wider colour gamut, and colour depth to the Snapdragon 710 . (more...)
Moto G6 comes to Verizon for about $10 less than elsewhere Moto G6 comes to Verizon for about $10 less than elsewhere
- May 26, 2018

While the teaser doesn't give away any details about the device, it isn't rocket science to predict what smartphone will launch. The company has already launched its Moto E5 and G6 series of smartphones. Like before, users get a fingerprint sensor at the front. So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by the end of this month or early June. (more...)
Steam Link iOS App Rejected by Apple Due to 'Business Conflicts': Valve Steam Link iOS App Rejected by Apple Due to 'Business Conflicts': Valve
- May 26, 2018

Valve appealed the decision, using the argument that their app was very similar to other LAN remote desktop-style apps already available on the App Store . But Tim Cook's company has since stripped that approval and denied Steam Link from appearing in the iOS App Store. Starting with the Transparency Report period July 1 - December 31 2018, Apple will report on Government requests to take down Apps from the App Store in instances related to alleged violations of legal and/or policy ... (more...)
Vivo to launch edge-to-edge display smartphone next month Vivo to launch edge-to-edge display smartphone next month
- May 26, 2018

Vivo is hosting an event in Shanghai on June 12th and, as pointed out by The Verge , the invite points out that the event will "continue Vivo's vision with Apex FullView Concept Smartphone". Vivo have sent us some gifs from a teaser video which you can see below. Earlier it was reported that the smartphone was going to feature a Snapdragon 845 chipset but aside from that there were very little specifications of the device provided. (more...)
Fortnite Playground Mode Explained: What This New Mode Is Fortnite Playground Mode Explained: What This New Mode Is
- May 26, 2018

During Playground , players will have adjusted settings to allow for exploration of the map with increased resource generation, treasure chests and ammo crate spawns.and "Lloads of Llamas". For one, you will be dropped unto the map with a lot more time to explore and loot than usual. The Playground will definitely be an interesting experiment worth keeping an eye on, and cleaner menus will presumably make navigation a bit less of a chore. (more...)
Apple Will Allow Users To Download All Their Personal Data Apple Will Allow Users To Download All Their Personal Data
- May 26, 2018

It'll take about a week to get all the data together, though, before you can see it, which gives you an insight into just how much data is collected by Apple . The bundle of files you get may also be quite large. Once logged in, there are four options for you. This means that your Apple ID data, as well as data you've synced through various apps and processes, including Apple Music and the iCloud , will be available. (more...)
Trump delivers commencement at Naval Academy, declares 'America is back' Trump delivers commencement at Naval Academy, declares 'America is back'
- May 25, 2018

As he drew near to the end of his remarks, the president pointed out that he was given the option to leave the commencement ceremony after delivering his speech, or to stay for just the top awardees, or stay to shake the hands of each graduate. (more...)
Asia Surprised Trump Canceled North Korea Nuclear Summit Asia Surprised Trump Canceled North Korea Nuclear Summit
- May 25, 2018

It instead insisted "we have the intent to sit with the USA side to solve problem regardless of ways at any time". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testifying Thursday on Capitol Hill, said North Korea had not responded to repeated requests from USA officials to discuss logistics for the summit. (more...)