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Fortnite Launching on Nintendo Switch Fortnite Launching on Nintendo Switch
- June 01, 2018

Now, rumors regarding Fortnite coming to the Nintendo Switch are surfacing as well. Fortnite has taken the world by storm in 2018 and is now available on PC, Xbox One , PlayStation 4, and even iOS. That list also included other unannounced Switch titles such as Dragon Ball FighterZ , Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate , Killer Queen Black , Paladins , and Overcooked 2 . (more...)
Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Introduces New Class Of DDR4 RAM Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Introduces New Class Of DDR4 RAM
- June 01, 2018

That means a 9.4 times increase in database operations per second, Intel claims, and the ability for servers using the new memory to host more instances, as well as benefiting from restart times in the order of seconds as opposed to minutes for a DRAM-only cold restart. (more...)
Qualcomm Reveals Dedicated VR/AR/MR Platform Snapdragon XR1
- June 01, 2018

Qualcomm has announced the launch of Snapdragon XR1 Platform, its first chip dedicated to augmented and virtual reality applications. Additionally Qualcomm has packed in DSP Sensor Fusion for minimal latency and precise head tracking, enabling support for 3DoF as well as 6DoF controllers. (more...)
BioWare Teases Anthem With New Clip, Full Trailer at E3 BioWare Teases Anthem With New Clip, Full Trailer at E3
- June 01, 2018

That's right, we're delivering an unseen trailer that delves into the risky world of Anthem . Along with gameplay, a new trailer will be revealed featuring more on the story, characters, and monsters players will be fighting. (more...)
Facebook to pull plug on 'Trending' topics feature
- June 01, 2018

Despite the efforts, conservatives are still targeting Facebook and other technology companies. Facebook's head of news products, Alex Hardiman, wrote in the announcement that the company is now testing a breaking news label that would put the power of editorial decisions in the hands of news organizations. (more...)
Rage 2's developer has been bought by a movie studio Rage 2's developer has been bought by a movie studio
- June 01, 2018

Nordisk stated that it has been extremely impressed with Avalanche's work over the past 15 years, which has established itself with strong IPs and its proprietary Apex game development technology. "We started from nothing and have built this incredible company thanks to a team of exceptionally talented people". What this means is Avalanche will continued to operate as an independent unit, create new games, and more. (more...)
Apple Not Expected to Unveil New MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watch at WWDC Apple Not Expected to Unveil New MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watch at WWDC
- June 01, 2018

A new Apple Watch model with a larger display is also rumored for "later this year". Apple may finally loosen the leash on the NFC chips in its iPhones and Apple Watches in iOS 12 . Another iOS 12 feature Apple plans to reveal centers on giving users tools to better monitor their usage habits across apps. The underlying goal here is to promote a healthier digital lifestyle by curbing excessive smartphone use. (more...)
LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron unveiled, available now
- June 01, 2018

The 1:8-scale model of the world's fastest auto candidate is over 56 cm long, 25 cm wide and 14 mm high and, at a whopping 3,599 pieces, is probably the most detailed Lego model you can buy. The key also enables you to switch the active rear wing from the handling (maximum downforce) to the top speed (minimum drag) position. Many countries around the world are celebrating Children's Day on June 1 hence why it makes ideal sense that Bugatti and Lego have made a decision to pick this date to ... (more...)
Fortnite's shopping carts are here: What you need to know Fortnite's shopping carts are here: What you need to know
- June 01, 2018

Fortnite will go in the completely opposite direction with shopping carts being the first of many vehicles that will be introduced to the game. Epic Games has now added another option, welcoming shopping carts to Fortnite as vehicles. Even then, infringement of this nature is subjective to the courts, so there's no telling whether Epic can be referenced in violation of their statement including PUBG or not. (more...)
Jeep To Offer Baby Model Below The Renegade Jeep To Offer Baby Model Below The Renegade
- June 01, 2018

Jeep said that its new small model will be under 4 meters long when it hits the market. Every model line-up will get PHEV tech, while Jeep's B, C and D-segment cars will be offered as fully electric. Along with a new triangular "Desert Rated" badge similar to the familiar "Trail Rated" coin, the upcoming Deserthawk models will be underpinned by "eight desert-specific engineering standards" with an emphasis on high-speed sand capability. (more...)
New Leaks Suggest That Fortnite is Coming to the Nintendo Switch
- June 01, 2018

First, an image said to be of Nintendo's E3 booth layout and, more convincingly, the Korean ratings board, which has been something of a game rumor sieve in recent months. It's not entirely clear which version of Fortnite will be coming to Switch; it could simply be a port of the popular free-to-play battle royale mode, or it could be a version that offers both Battle Royale and Save the World modes. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ Unboxing & Tour | Feature-stuffed flagship LG G7 ThinQ Unboxing & Tour | Feature-stuffed flagship
- June 01, 2018

It also offers new Super Bright camera which claims to offer four times bright images of photo captured in dim light. The IP68 and MIL-STD 810G compliant waterproof devices are the latest addition to LG's FullVision display series and will be rolled out into the USA market in June before making its debut into Asia, Middle East, and Africa. (more...)
Arca's Path REVEALED by Sniper Elite studio Rebellion Arca's Path REVEALED by Sniper Elite studio Rebellion
- June 01, 2018

Arca's Path is a VR adventure/puzzle game, in which a young girl must escape an intricate labyrinth to find her way home. I'm getting an esoteric endless runner meets adventure game type vibe, but I've got no clue if that's accurate or not. (more...)
Ramdev’s Kimbho app taken down from Google Play Store, Patanjali explains why Ramdev’s Kimbho app taken down from Google Play Store, Patanjali explains why
- June 01, 2018

Technical work for Kimbho app is in progress, according to him. Till it was available on the Play Store, the app had received an average rating of 3.9 / 5 stars. Even the app description found on the Kimbho listing is the same as that of Bolo , except that the names have been replaced there. Patanjali has not specified any timeline to launch the next version of messaging app Kimbho yet. (more...)
After getting you addicted to the iPhone Apple offers software cure
- June 01, 2018

As noted in January , the company chose to hold back on larger updates to its operating systems this year to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements, resulting in a fairly tame-sounding slate of WWDC announcements. With iOS 12 we will have to see if the company will also provide for a similar time limit feature. Similarly ambiguous are Apple's plans for Siri, which are said to include "more predictive" features this year, with "more significant changes" planned for the future. (more...)
Google Begins Testing Floating Search Categories In Maps Google Begins Testing Floating Search Categories In Maps
- June 01, 2018

For a lot of people, Yelp is the go-to site when searching for reviews of restaurants, local attractions, and service providers. But now a new feature has been spotted in one of Google's mostly used app Google Maps . The company has made a selection of cars available, which you can select when you drive somewhere, ... You can now directly tap on a particular category to search for the same in Maps. (more...)
BBC 'to limit' World Cup Ultra HD
- June 01, 2018

In addition to Ultra HD, the BBC is also experimenting with Virtual Reality. Footage will be played at 50 frames per second. The BBC is prepping two technically advanced trials for the upcoming FIFA World Cup: delivering the matches live in virtual reality as well as in Ultra HD (4K) with high dynamic range. (more...)
OnePlus 6’s Face Unlock Can Be Fooled By A Photograph
- June 01, 2018

This leaves OnePlus 6 owners hoping to rely on face unlock protection in a precarious position - particularly since bypassing the barrier takes just seconds. With few exception, like Huawei's or Samsung's flagships, most smartphones, even high-end ones, don't have the proper hardware to create a 3D map of your face or even distinguish a live face from a printed one. (more...)
"Jurassic World Alive" Is Like "Pokemon Go" But With Dinosaurs
- June 01, 2018

But what's so special about Jurassic World Alive? The free-to-play game comes out ahead of the upcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuts in early June in Europe and June 22 in the US and Canada. The better the shot, the more DNA a prospective player will be able to collect, which can then be used to genetically modify a dinosaur in a laboratory later in the game. (more...)
ARM announces first 7nm processor core, Cortex-A76 ARM announces first 7nm processor core, Cortex-A76
- June 01, 2018

At TechDay 2018, the company has announced three products. The first is the Cortex-A76 CPU. For more in-depth technical details on the Mali-V76, visit our blog. Arm also mentions that performance will be up by 28 percent in Geekbench . JavaScript performance is improved by 35 percent. It also has 2.7 times the machine learning capacity with four times the performance as artificial intelligence is relied on for things such as particle effects. (more...)
Telegram CEO says Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide Telegram CEO says Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide
- June 01, 2018

Durov claims that Apple has blocked Telegram updates worldwide since it received a legally-binding letter from Russia's communications watchdog ordering a ban. The reason the Russian government wants Apple to remove Telegram from its App Store is because Telegram wouldn't provide it with the app's decryption keys. (more...)
Alcatel 1X Android Go phone comes to the United States for $100 Alcatel 1X Android Go phone comes to the United States for $100
- June 01, 2018

The Alcatel 1X has a fingerprint sensor on the back. The name Alcatel may not mean too much in the United States, but the smartphone brand is bringing the first Android Go to the country, the 1X. "Now anyone can enjoy a high-quality mobile experience for the same price as taking your family out to dinner and a movie". You'll be able to purchase the Alcatel 1X next week from Amazon, and in the coming weeks, it'll roll out to Best Buy and Walmart. (more...)
Sixteen contenders to face off in final of U.S. spelling bee Sixteen contenders to face off in final of U.S. spelling bee
- June 01, 2018

As the judges of the Scripps National Spelling Bee explain , "in a competition where letters and words reign supreme, numbers define who advances to spell another day". Forty-one spellers advanced to Thursday's finals out of a field of 516 - by far the largest in the 93-year history of the competition. The last stage, however, occurs in two parts. (more...)
Dell reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows 10 device Dell reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows 10 device
- June 01, 2018

It will apparently run on a Snapdragon 850 , which is interesting because that's not a chip that Qualcomm has announced (so takes this all with a grain of salt). Dell Januss is already in the prototype stage and some improvements were implemented earlier this year, so it's likely the dual-screen could still be launched after all. (more...)
Groove Music for iOS and Android to be retired on December 1 Groove Music for iOS and Android to be retired on December 1
- June 01, 2018

However, if you store music files in OneDrive, users will still be able to use that service to access those files. It was therefore quite a surprise when today Microsoft pushed out an update for the Groove Music app, taking it to version 12.0529.1719. (more...)