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UK Gaming Charts (29/05/2018): Detroit: Become Human Becomes Number One UK Gaming Charts (29/05/2018): Detroit: Become Human Becomes Number One
- June 01, 2018

Become Human was the best selling game of the week despite it only coming out on a Friday. In fact, the difference between Detroit and State of Decay 2 is just 4,000 copies. The third best selling game was another "new" release with Dark Souls Remastered hitting store shelves. Elsewhere in the chart, last week's No.1, God of War , falls to fifth position. (more...)
Canon ends film camera sales for good
- June 01, 2018

The 1V was the last in a line going back over 8 decades and represented the pinnacle of Canon's film cameras. Canon this week announced with no fanfare that it's sold its last film camera. After October 31, 2020, however, Canon may refuse repairs if it no longer has the necessary parts in stock to fix the cameras. While the camera on your phone can likely take better photos quicker and more easily, if you're craving the classic feel of film, there are a few companies that still manufacture ... (more...)
Global smartphone shipments had 0% growth in 2017 Global smartphone shipments had 0% growth in 2017
- June 01, 2018

At the expense of aspiring operating systems, Android and iOS have come to totally dominate the mobile space. On average, people the world over now spend almost six hours a day consuming digital media - about half of which is devoted to mobile channels. (more...)
Google launches Neighbourly; learn about your neighborhood from residents Google launches Neighbourly; learn about your neighborhood from residents
- June 01, 2018

Google believes that it is getting more hard to get good answers to local questions because cities keep changing, including the people who live there. Although right now the beta version of the app is available only in Mumbai, other users from different cities can join the waitlist which is awaiting expansion. (more...)
Facebook Is Now Streaming Live Baseball Games and Concerts in Virtual Reality
- June 01, 2018

Download Oculus Venues now for Go or Gear VR . Venues also enables you to watch movies with your friends in a virtual theater setting. Two years ago, AltspaceVR debuted its FrontRow technology , which offered unlimited copies of live virtual performances. (more...)
Does your smartphone show this weird Google app bug?
- June 01, 2018

Reddit users have stumbled across a weird glitch on the Google app . "For some unexplained reason when I type in "the1975.com" (specifically with two periods) into my search bar on the default pixel launcher it displays my recent text messages through Google", the Pixel owner wrote . (more...)
Dodge Demon Production Has Ended Dodge Demon Production Has Ended
- June 01, 2018

This, girls and boys, is the very last Dodge Demon . But what to do with the last one? Dodge has built its last Challenger SRT Demon, and there's likely to be nothing like it ever again, at least from a major automaker. Both also feature what Dodge is describing as "one-of-a-kind VIN instrument panel badging", while the Viper also includes some carbon accents and black leather to complete the original Viper RT/10 look. (more...)
Google's AR doodling app is now multiplayer Google's AR doodling app is now multiplayer
- June 01, 2018

Originally announced in May 2015, Expeditions was created to extend classroom use of Google Cardboard, a basic virtual reality viewing system for smartphones. Just a Line is hardly a breakout hit for Google, but the simplistic app that lets users paint the 3D world with a white line offers a nice testbed for early AR functionality that's just as experimental. (more...)
Street Fighter V New Trailer Features Cody And His New Job Street Fighter V New Trailer Features Cody And His New Job
- May 31, 2018

Come and join us! Another one of the characters released this year was Blanka earlier in February , who remains of the most iconic fighters in the franchise. Price points weren't detailed, but they'll presumably be the same as the other characters before him: $5.99/100,000 Fight Money, or with the other five Season 3 characters in the Character Pass for $29.99. (more...)
Nintendo Has No Plans To Bring Dockless Switch Bundle To The West
- May 31, 2018

This is according to a report from USgamer in which Nintendo confirmed that they now do not have plans to bring this particular configuration to the US. That, of course, led us to speculate that a similar edition would be released here for those wanting a second Switch for their home or only for playing on the go. (more...)
California Senate Passes 4 AM Bar Bill California Senate Passes 4 AM Bar Bill
- May 31, 2018

But its proponents argue that it will be a major boon for the restaurant and entertainment industry, which now brings in $50 billion a year statewide. Wiener wrote the bill. Wiener's bill had support from three former FCC commissioners, including former Chairman Tom Wheeler; dozens of small businesses; labor unions; public interest groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation; State Attorney General Xavier Becerra; and the mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, ... (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked, Suggests Ancient Greece Setting Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked, Suggests Ancient Greece Setting
- May 31, 2018

The next chapter in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise has seemingly leaked by a new line of Ubisoft merchandise, namely a keyring featuring the logo for Assassin's Creed Odyssey . (more...)
Facebook edged out of top 3 social networks by US teens Facebook edged out of top 3 social networks by US teens
- May 31, 2018

New figures from Pew's latest survey show that YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat - in that order - are the most popular online platforms among United States teens ages 13 to 17. and coming online in droves. Facebook is the world's biggest social network with some two billion regular users. In 2015, Instagram was a distant second to Facebook, with 20 percent of teens, and Snapchat came in third with 11 percent. (more...)
Bethesda Starts Teasing New Fallout Announcement Bethesda Starts Teasing New Fallout Announcement
- May 31, 2018

A new Fallout game after almost a decade of waiting? This isn't the first time we're hearing rumours of Fallout 3 Anniversary Edition. We also know Elder Scrolls 6 is already in development . Either Fallout 5 , or another spinoff in the same style as New Vegas . The good news about this tease is that Bethesda doesn't like to drag out release dates after a game has been revealed. (more...)
Telegram crypto-chat chap says Apple has 'restricted' its app updates worldwide
- May 31, 2018

Apple finds itself caught between the interests of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram and Signal, which want to prevent anybody from intercepting communications between users, and governments, who want access to messages to identify security risks and other issues. (more...)
Analysts Skeptical Of Latest iPhone OLED Rumor, Apple Display Supplier Shares Sink Analysts Skeptical Of Latest iPhone OLED Rumor, Apple Display Supplier Shares Sink
- May 31, 2018

The shares of some iPhone display suppliers fell in Asia after South Korea's Electronic Times reported that Apple Inc. has chose to use next-generation screens for all of its new models next year, even though several analysts said such a transition wasn't likely. (more...)
Audi e-tron to offer wing-mirror cameras Audi e-tron to offer wing-mirror cameras
- May 31, 2018

With these solutions, the drag coefficient for the Audi e-tron prototype is nearly 0.07 less than for a comparable, conventionally powered vehicle. Audi claims that this figure will translate into an electric range of 400 kilometres under WLTP cycle. (more...)
Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X
- May 31, 2018

At the event , the firm also announced the Mi TV 4, Mi VR Standalone and Mi Band 3 . Image from Xiaomi Facebook page. Do bear in mind that while numerous products above do have concrete release dates, that doesn't necessarily translate to global availability, at least not all at the same time. (more...)
Fallout 76 Rumoured to Be Survival RPG Like Rust or DayZ Fallout 76 Rumoured to Be Survival RPG Like Rust or DayZ
- May 31, 2018

Bethesda announced a brand new Fallout game yesterday . The teaser might lead Fallout fans to believe that this is a traditional entry in the series, but according to our sources, that's not the case. As the narrator of the trailer says: "When the fighting is stopped, and the fallout has settled, you must rebuild". Fallout 76 is reportedly in development at Bethesda's Maryland and Austin-based offices, the former of which was previously known as BattleCry Studios. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 may not have the under-display fingerprint tech Galaxy Note 9 may not have the under-display fingerprint tech
- May 31, 2018

In October of a year ago, we wrote up a report that the Galaxy Note 9 may have this fingerprint tech, but that leads us to today's latest news ... Compare that to the iPhone X's 260fps and you'll see why that's so impressive. Are you waiting for the Note 9? In all honesty, the camera on the S9 is quite good, but considering we have tested the Google Pixel 2 extensively, Samsung's new offering is not as good. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 8 is official: Everything you need to know Xiaomi Mi 8 is official: Everything you need to know
- May 31, 2018

The Xiaomi Mi 8 that we kept seeing in leaks is now official. The Mi 8 is embracing the notch and face recognition first seen on iPhone X, but it is not going in the direction of an edge-to-edge display design. The Mi 8 tries its best to rival the iPhone X in terms of facial recognition complexity, using infrared lighting and a dedicated infrared lens for fast and secure face unlocking "even in the dark". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Lite leaks online
- May 31, 2018

That's the same version that ships on the Galaxy S9. The cameras are stacked vertically and placed on the top-left corner. The placement of the fingerprint sensor does look a little weird. On the front, it offers an 8-megapixel autofocus sensor with wide-angle lens. Some users have already received the update and shared more info on what it contains besides the usual Android 8.0 Oreo new features and improvements. (more...)
New Monster Hunter World Update Adds Another Elder Dragon, Lunastra New Monster Hunter World Update Adds Another Elder Dragon, Lunastra
- May 31, 2018

Not only is she more aggressive than her male companion Teostra , but her capacity to alter the environment around her is unmatched. Below you can check out a trailer showing Lunastra in action, and a gallery of screenshots showing her gear, on top of arch-tempered Kirin and Vaal Hazak. (more...)
'Star Citizen' Is Offering a $27,000 Legatus Pack 'Star Citizen' Is Offering a $27,000 Legatus Pack
- May 31, 2018

Those with a little more pocket change can continue to help Cloud Imperium Games, as the developer has now introduced the Legatus Pack, a $27,000 bundle that contains nearly every ship in the game. Links to the page now return a 404 error message. Star Citizen is the most successful crowdfunded project in history, raising over $186 million since the space simulator went live in 2012. (more...)
PlayStation Plus free games for June feature a must-play strategy game PlayStation Plus free games for June feature a must-play strategy game
- May 31, 2018

XCOM 2 is a strategy RPG that originally launched as a PC exclusive. On PS3, PlayStation Plus members can count on free copies of Zombie Driver HD and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier . In an interesting turn, it seems that neither of the PS Vita games are cross-buy enabled with PS4 this month, which is definitely a rare occurrence. That means you'll have until June 6 to nab this month's lineup . (more...)