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Blizzard Details Wrecking Ball, the New Overwatch Hero Blizzard Details Wrecking Ball, the New Overwatch Hero
- June 29, 2018

As previously discussed Hammond and Wrecking Ball could be one in the same but for now that remains unconfirmed. This shield makes him incredibly hard to kill when he bulldozes into the fray and, once he starts to get low on health, also provides him the endurance to escape. (more...)
Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards - Peripherals Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards - Peripherals
- June 29, 2018

It has the same actuate and reset points for rapid fire keypresses as found in a linear switch, and provides a similar tactile feel found in the best-selling Razer Green switches with a lighter actuation force of 45 g. It's not the quickest switch on the market, however, as many purely mechanical switches not only match the actuation point of the Razer switch, but in fact, surpass it - such as the Kailh Speed switches at 1.1mm to 1.4mm. (more...)
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets some Demon goodies Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets some Demon goodies
- June 29, 2018

The engine is mated to the quick-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. New for 2019, the Charger SRT Hellcat features a new performance grille with dual inlets that feed cooler, outside air into the engine compartment. (more...)
Google Could Be Preparing to Take On Sony, Microsoft in Console Wars Google Could Be Preparing to Take On Sony, Microsoft in Console Wars
- June 29, 2018

It's the ARM and Android expertise that put this one over the edge for Team Green - if, of course, what Google wants to build is a relatively high-end, premium product. In the recent past, Google has made plays to get into the gaming industry through acquisitions of streaming companies like Twitch. What would entice developers to port to the platform? Google+ and Hangouts are just two of the examples that show how an enormous use of resources can then end in nothing because of the company's ... (more...)
Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Shatters Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Record Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Shatters Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap Record
- June 29, 2018

Sure, that sounds like madness, but the piece of footage at the bottom of the page brings an estimation of the said chronograph number, one that seems legit - the stunt comes from Nurburgring settler Misha Charoudin (you might know him by his old Boosted Boris nickname). (more...)
RE: Nissan reveals Italdesign-built 720hp GT-R50 - Page 1 - General Gassing RE: Nissan reveals Italdesign-built 720hp GT-R50 - Page 1 - General Gassing
- June 29, 2018

There's also a bigger power dome in the GT-R's prodigious bonnet, and you'll forgive Nissan for that excess when you learn what's beneath. The GT-R's "samurai blade" cooling ducts behind the front wheels are more prominent and the LED headlights extend far back over the front wheel arches with a unique lighting signature. (more...)
Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country
- June 29, 2018

Reports indicated that the outage mainly affected cable service, although there were reports of the loss of Internet and phone service. Said a customer in Pittsburgh: "Comcast internet is working on my business PC, but my credit card machines, which connect via IP (comcast) are not working at all". (more...)
Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings
- June 29, 2018

Two persons, including a vendor from Uttar Pradesh, were lynched on Thursday and six others seriously injured in mob attacks in Tripura, police said. A hawker from Uttar Pradesh was beaten to death by a mob in Tripura on Thursday on suspicions that the three men who had reached the town near state capital Agartala were child-lifters. (more...)
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform
- June 29, 2018

Instead, it's got Pokemon. Seeing Pokemon on our lawns and in our toilet bowls has been fun, but when Pokemon Go launched and brought AR much further into the mainstream, it was clear that the technology had a long way to go. At a press briefing ahead of its announcement on Thursday, Niantic executives said they had tackled two other technology challenges related to augmented reality. (more...)
Ticketmaster issues warning after huge security breach on website Ticketmaster issues warning after huge security breach on website
- June 29, 2018

The ticketing service is offering customers a free 12-month service to monitor instances of identity theft for those affected. Ticketmaster formally informed customers who bought concert, theatre and sporting event tickets between February and 23 June of the breach yesterday. (more...)
Amy Hennig Left EA In January To Found A New Indie Studio Amy Hennig Left EA In January To Found A New Indie Studio
- June 29, 2018

In October, EA had claimed that the company was "in discussions" about where Hennig would land following the closure of her game studio, Visceral Games , and what would happen with the major reboot of the Star Wars game they'd been making. (more...)
This This "Mobile Airbag" Deploys Automatically When Your iPhone is Dropped
- June 29, 2018

A patent for it has already been registered though, so it could eventually make its way to the market. Not everyone wants to use a bulky phone case, though, and soon you won't have to thanks to engineering student Philip Frenzel . There are plenty of case options to effectively protect mobile phones from damage - whether it's water damage, cracks, scrapes or anything in between. (more...)
Google's Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 rendered with and without notch Google's Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 rendered with and without notch
- June 29, 2018

The thickness increases to 8.6mm if the camera cut out is considered on both the phones. It is speculated that the smartphone would be featuring a 5.4-inch screen. Both devices appear to sport dual selfie cameras, which is weird considering the fact that the rears of both house just the one sensor. The report notes that Google is reportedly in talks with Foxconn to handle assembly. (more...)
OnePlus 7 might be a 5G phone released on U.S. carriers OnePlus 7 might be a 5G phone released on U.S. carriers
- June 29, 2018

Unfortunately, details on exactly what American carriers would be interested in selling OnePlus' mysterious handset have not been revealed. Lau said that the "burdenless" core of the company's phones means that OnePlus prioritizes speed and a bloatware-free experience. (more...)
NRF Says Supreme Court Sales-Tax Ruling Levels the Playing Field NRF Says Supreme Court Sales-Tax Ruling Levels the Playing Field
- June 29, 2018

Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson said she will move ahead with efforts to start collecting the online sales tax, though she didn't have a timeline for enforcement and she acknowledged retailers could sue and "drag this out". For a better understanding of how the ruling could impact consumers and businesses in the Chicago area, reach out to local legal experts. Other states would have to revise their tax laws. (more...)
JioPhone OS provider KaiOS gets $22 million funding from Google JioPhone OS provider KaiOS gets $22 million funding from Google
- June 28, 2018

It has invested $22 million into KaiOS, the company that has built an eponymous operating system for feature phones that packs a range of native apps and other smartphone-like services. Firefox OS was meant to be the basis of a new wave of HTML-5, low-priced smartphones. This isn't the first time we heard of Google supporting the platform, however, as HMD touted most of these apps for its KaiOS-powered Nokia 8110 4G (seen in the main image) at MWC 2018 in February. (more...)
ASUS Zenfone 5Z India launch date might be revealed today on Flipkart ASUS Zenfone 5Z India launch date might be revealed today on Flipkart
- June 28, 2018

The overall size of the phone is similar to those with 5.5-inch screens, and that's because Asus has managed to achieve a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Inside is Qualcomm's current flagship Snapdragon 845 octa-core chip clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. It also carries 2GB of RAM and 16GB of intenel storage with support for microSD card with capacities up to 2TB. (more...)
AAA: CarPlay, Android Auto less distracting than built
- June 28, 2018

In fact, AAA found that when placing phone calls, the phone systems took 24 percent less time, or about 5 seconds, than the OEM systems, and 31 percent less time, or about 15 seconds, when using the navigation. The research was conducted in collaboration between the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and researchers from the University of Utah on five 2017 and 2018 model cars. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, Snapdragon 429 SoCs Launched for Mid-Range Smartphones Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, Snapdragon 429 SoCs Launched for Mid-Range Smartphones
- June 28, 2018

We're excited to offer these new platforms with enhanced features to our OEMs and consumers, ' Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The octa-core Snapdragon 439 and quad-core 429, meanwhile, are focused more on stepping up the baseline quality for lower-cost devices. The new chips will add faster performance, improved battery life, enhanced graphics and AI capabilities to lower priced handsets. (more...)
Koenigsegg Agera RS replacement teased before 2019 Geneva Motor Show reveal Koenigsegg Agera RS replacement teased before 2019 Geneva Motor Show reveal
- June 28, 2018

The first Koenigsegg dealership in Australia has opened in Melbourne, via a partnership deal with Prodigy Automotive and luxury auto network Lorbek Luxury Cars. It is expected to produce about 20-30PS more and have a higher rev limit. The supercar is also expected to be loaded with unique new technologies that will help the auto go faster without compromising stability and safety. (more...)
Amazon levels up its Alexa iOS app by adding … Alexa Amazon levels up its Alexa iOS app by adding … Alexa
- June 28, 2018

Amazon's Alexa app for iOS has finally added the one thing bizarrely absent since it arrived on the App Store: the ability to actually interact with Alexa through it. Don't worry if you don't have this functionality yet - it's rolling out over the next few days coming days. Amazon has, of course, been at something of a disadvantage in the smart assistant race. (more...)
Google Home and Chromecast are down, affecting users worldwide Google Home and Chromecast are down, affecting users worldwide
- June 28, 2018

Both Google Home and Chromecast rely on pulling content from the cloud to work. While the company did not say how many people are affected or what caused the issue, it did confirm it's working on a fix. For Chromecasts, they are simply no longer showing up as Cast targets when inside apps. In any case, it might be a little while before you can use your Chromecast or Google Home device again. (more...)
Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 security standard Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 security standard
- June 28, 2018

The number of devices that use Wi-Fi networks has greatly expanded since then, both at home and in businesses. Opportunistic Wireless Encryption assigns each connected user a unique encryption scheme so that data can not be intercepted. This is called Simultaneous Authentication of Equals or SAE and it is created to protect against "dictionary attacks" that try to brute force the guessing of passwords. (more...)
Sony Sony "Looking At A Lot Of The Possibilities" Regarding Cross Platform Play
- June 28, 2018

It's been a while since Sony answered with a statement related to the whole Fortnite / Nintendo Switch problem - basically, Nintendo Switch were blocked from playing Fortnite if they attempted to log in using an account which has ever played Fortnite on PS4. (more...)
Telltale Games Finally Ditching its Aging Telltale Tool Telltale Games Finally Ditching its Aging Telltale Tool
- June 28, 2018

After The Walking Dead's final season , Telltale Games will phase out its Telltale Tool to support the Unity engine. The Walking Dead: The Final Season's first episode launches on August 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. (more...)