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TvOS 12's Password autofill makes signing into Apple TV apps a breeze TvOS 12's Password autofill makes signing into Apple TV apps a breeze
- June 08, 2018

CNET reports the new tools on iOS 12 can be synced across devices, and also allow parents to set limits for kids to help them better manage their children's screen time . Yes, as you may already know, iOS 12 is here in an initial pre-release form. These four apps are the first real world test of the new tools. The redesigned FaceTime look will show thumbnails for everyone in what Apple calls "the Roster" along the bottom of the screen, and as someone begins to talk their video - ... (more...)
Valve to allow 'controversial' content on its Steam Store Valve to allow 'controversial' content on its Steam Store
- June 08, 2018

Those choices should be yours to make. Valve says the new approach will allow it to spend less time focusing on policing content and more time on giving users more control over what they actually see on the store. " Decision making in this space is particularly challenging, and one that we've really struggled with". The post goes on to point out how mess and complicated these issues are, but the decision to abdicate any responsibility for content on Steam is - essentially - Valve ... (more...)
Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million users' Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million users'
- June 08, 2018

Facebook is notifying users who were affected and posted publicly during the time the bug was active, advising them to review their posts. The problem did not change who could see older posts, Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan said in a statement. (more...)
Microsoft is Holding a Massive Xbox Sale During E3 Week Microsoft is Holding a Massive Xbox Sale During E3 Week
- June 08, 2018

Or people can grab an Xbox One S 1TB bundle for $249. As reported on the Xbox News site , a massive Xbox sale in celebration of E3 2018 starts this Thursday, June 7. One month Xbox Live Gold and/or Game Pass subscriptions can also be picked up for $1. All special edition, limited edition, black and white controllers will be $10 off and Xbox Design Lab custom controllers will start at $70. (more...)
Hitman 2 Arriving November 13, 2018 Hitman 2 Arriving November 13, 2018
- June 08, 2018

The Silver Edition includes the Executive Pack (Blackballer Pistol and Italian Black Leather Briefcase) and the first expansion that will include a new location, new missions, a new sniper map, new outfits, and weapons. The Silver and Gold editions include some additional add-ons. Interactive Entertainment. "IO Interactive has done a fantastic job with the Hitman franchise, and this new game will provide a distinct gameplay experience for players to be creative in larger sandbox locations". (more...)
Leaked images of Google Pixel 3 XL surface online Leaked images of Google Pixel 3 XL surface online
- June 08, 2018

The logo on the Pixel 3 XL has gaps on the top and bottom, while the Pixel 2 in this image only has a gap on the top. There's also the smaller Pixel 3 to wonder about, which has been rumored not to receive a notch. Undoubtedly, the Snapdragon 845 will be at the helm. The fingerprint sensor is in about the same place as the Pixel 2's, and even the Google logo (which appears to have been spoofed the hide the identity of this test device) is in the same place. (more...)
Samsung may unveil new triple camera system with the Galaxy S10 model
- June 07, 2018

Moreover, they blessed with wonderful rear and front-facing cameras. The Chinese Samsung Online store has started taking pre-orders of the upcoming devices till June 14. A fingerprint reader is placed at the center portion of the upper half of the back panel. However, the A9 Star could come with better innards than the Lite version. (more...)
BlackBerry KEY2 gets dual cameras and smarter QWERTY BlackBerry KEY2 gets dual cameras and smarter QWERTY
- June 07, 2018

One of the main reasons the KEYone stood out so much was thanks to its productivity-focused design. The screen is once again a 4.5-inch panel with a 1620 x 1080 resolution, and the 3:2 aspect ratio makes a return, too. What do you think of the BlackBerry KEY2? It's preloaded with the DTEK by BlackBerry app, which gives a security audit of the phone including what data and hardware access each app is claiming. (more...)
Generation Zero is Avalanche Studios Next Big Open World Game Generation Zero is Avalanche Studios Next Big Open World Game
- June 07, 2018

Generation Zero is an open-world action game set in 1980's Sweden, where hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside. The game, which is set in 1980s Sweden and tells the story of hostile machines that have taken over the countryside, is now in development, with plans to launch the game in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. (more...)
Asus' Project Precog is a futuristic dual-screen laptop coming next year Asus' Project Precog is a futuristic dual-screen laptop coming next year
- June 07, 2018

Though Asus didn't reveal exact specs, each sheet of glass appears to be 4K resolution, and roughly-this is our guess-about a 14-inch display on each side. And Project Precog uses Intel's Movidius visual processing unit to detect where your hands are at all the time. ASUS didn't announce any other internals, although they added that Windows Cortana and Amazon Alexa was built in. (more...)
Google could receive second European Union fine topping $2.8B Google could receive second European Union fine topping $2.8B
- June 07, 2018

The main allure of Android for manufacturers is that it is free, but the European Union antitrust watchdog is looking into whether the Mountain View tech giant may have forced phone makers to favor its own services, like Chrome and Google search, as well as deterring other companies from developing competing operating systems using the open-source parts of Android. (more...)
Jeff Kaplan details new Looking For Group and Endorsement system Jeff Kaplan details new Looking For Group and Endorsement system
- June 07, 2018

Specifications chosen for the Looking for Group feature will be activated in Overwatch matches, so if you designated roles, those will be enforced. Every Endorsement a player receives goes toward progressing their Endorsement Level (EL); players also receive +50xp toward their overall level for each Endorsement given to another player. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders leak Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders leak
- June 07, 2018

While there's now no official indication whether the same design is coming to the Galaxy Note lineup, a new set of renders seems to suggest the rumored Galaxy Note9 will feature a fingerprint scanner that sits below its rear camera. Internally, the Note 9 is expected to have slightly improved specs compared to the Note 8 and refined cameras. However, some rumors are claiming that the upcoming flagship could have a 6.4-inch display for increased screen real estate. (more...)
You can now buy Amazon's Alexa-powered fashion camera Echo Look You can now buy Amazon's Alexa-powered fashion camera Echo Look
- June 07, 2018

The Alexa-powered connected camera/personal shopper had previously only been available via an invite system but is now up for grabs for any discerning fashionistas. Style Check can also show you new items of clothing with handy shopping links that refer you back to, you guessed it, Amazon's online store via the Echo Look app. (more...)
Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018 Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018
- June 07, 2018

In an open letter that was written by California State Teachers' Retirement System and Jana Partners LLC said that Apple could be the first among equals. Apple will roll out macOS Mojave to its MacBook line of devices this fall along with iOS 12 . "Some of us, we might not recognise how distracted we've become". (more...)
Introducing new moto z3 play Introducing new moto z3 play
- June 07, 2018

To start with, it has a large 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2160x1080 resolution (18:9 aspect ratio). The display size is up considerably from last year's 5.5-inch model, without the need to add a notch. The moto z3 play delivers Moto Experiences that are intuitive. In addition, the Moto Z3 Play could ditch a 3.5 mm headset jack. They are much thinner than the Z2 Play , especially at the bottom chin. (more...)
Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling' Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'
- June 07, 2018

Cautioning that deploying those measures to the Steam Store will take some time, the company pledged to eventually allow users to more easily tweak the store's view settings so that entire content categories won't show up, if a user so chooses. (more...)
Jeep Renegade revealed with a more mature, aggressive look Jeep Renegade revealed with a more mature, aggressive look
- June 07, 2018

It is now 4 years old, and was about time to get a facelift, which it has. Jeep has released the first images of the 2019 Jeep Renegade , which made its world debut at the Turin motor show in the spectacular Valentino Park on June 6. (more...)
IOS 12: the best features coming soon to an iPhone near you IOS 12: the best features coming soon to an iPhone near you
- June 07, 2018

Users can then access daily and weekly reports to help them monitor their digital habits. It's now 64-bit and built with AppKit, and has Touch Bar control and a brand new icon. Not sure how an iPhone screen would look with 32 FaceTimers, but we're all for moving the group chat into video form. When Downtime is turned on, notifications from apps will not appear and a badge will appear on apps that are not allowed to be used. (more...)
Rep. David Cicilline: 'Looks Like' FB CEO Zuckerberg Lied to Congress Rep. David Cicilline: 'Looks Like' FB CEO Zuckerberg Lied to Congress
- June 07, 2018

U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, said in a statement it was "deeply concerning that Facebook continues to withhold critical details about the information it has and shares with others". But according to a New York Times story (paywall), Facebook hasn't been counting mobile devices as third parties, leaving companies like Blackberry, Samsung, and Apple an open door to take and store information without explicit user consent. (more...)
Massive outage of Comcast’s Xfinity phone service affects thousands of landline customers Massive outage of Comcast’s Xfinity phone service affects thousands of landline customers
- June 07, 2018

Once the company says that service has been resumed, it's a good idea to reboot your cable modem and any connected devices if your service still isn't working. Among those affected include at least one emergency services department in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, although the department noted residents could still call 911. (more...)
Apple's cross-platform 'Marzipan' iOS development framework is what macOS needs Apple's cross-platform 'Marzipan' iOS development framework is what macOS needs
- June 07, 2018

As with iOS, MacOS Mojave will get a fall release date. If you're looking to update macOS 10.14 Mojave you'll notice that the Software Update tool is no longer where it once was. Currently, there's a dark mode option but it only changes the dock and the taskbar. In introducing Screen Time at WWDC , Apple used Instagram, which is owned by Facebook , as an example of an app that users could cut back on. (more...)
Microsoft just put another data center underwater Microsoft just put another data center underwater
- June 07, 2018

The cylinder is powered by tidal turbines and wave energy converters. EMEC's presence was one of the major factors that led Microsoft to choose the Orkney location. Microsoft said that while the first Project Natick test was to see if it was possible to operate an undersea data center, the second test is meant to learn if the "concept is logistically, environmentally and economically practical ". (more...)
LG Q Stylus series announced with IP68 water resistance, Oreo, and more LG Q Stylus series announced with IP68 water resistance, Oreo, and more
- June 07, 2018

Significantly fewer features than the S-Pen stylus of the Galaxy Note 8 so, but the basic functions are available. Other premium features that customers will find in the LG Q Stylus include IP68 water and dust protection, USB Type-C fast charging, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor (doubles as the selfie camera shutter button), and MIL-STD 810G standard. (more...)
Dell embraces Ryzen again with its latest Inspiron Gaming Desktop
- June 07, 2018

As you can see from the image above, it also contains interior LED lighting, which is pretty much to make it look cool. Priced at just $849 (about £639, AU$1,109) when it lands on June 12 in the United States, the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is clearly aimed towards either first-time PC gamers, or those that don't require the exorbitant bells and whistles of high-end gaming PCs . (more...)