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ArenaNet Fires Two Employees Over Twitter Spat with Guild Wars 2 Fans ArenaNet Fires Two Employees Over Twitter Spat with Guild Wars 2 Fans
- July 07, 2018

It didn't take long for the outrage to reach the game's official forums , where ArenaNet co-founder and president Mike O'Brien confirmed that the studio found "their attacks on our community unacceptable" and that the pair were out of a job. (more...)
Explore every class of Emirates cabins with VR technology Explore every class of Emirates cabins with VR technology
- July 07, 2018

Instead Emirates has become first airline to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) technology on its digital platform which you can use when booking your flights or simply having a nosey around the cabin. Emirates worked together with user experience experts Renacen to come up with the pioneering technology. The Spanish company recently took home a Crystal Cabin award in the "Best Visionary Concept" category for this project. (more...)
Graphics cards will become cheaper because of these two reasons Graphics cards will become cheaper because of these two reasons
- July 07, 2018

According to some rumors, we can expect a 20% average price drop in GPU prices in July alone. Due to the fall in cryptocurrency prices and a large increase in mining difficulty, mining growth has ground to a near halt. These two new series of graphics cards makes it more likely that the older Graphics cards will see a good price drop soon this month especially when Nvidia has hundreds of thousands of graphics cards in stock that are yet to be sold in the market. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 surfaces in new leak, rear panel this time Xiaomi Mi Max 3 surfaces in new leak, rear panel this time
- July 07, 2018

The Mi A2's About screen has leaked today in a live image showing the phone, and as you can see there are no traces of MIUI here. The Mi A2 will have bezels like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the one in the leaked image has white bezels around the display. (more...)
Toyota unveils new Supra to run in Xfinity Series in 2019 Toyota unveils new Supra to run in Xfinity Series in 2019
- July 07, 2018

Toyota has long campaigned its Camry as a NASCAR, and Camry fanatics (there must be some of you out there) can rest assured that it's not being replaced; instead, Toyota is running three different NASCARs across three different series next year. (more...)
App Store turns 10 with 500 mn weekly visitors in 155 countries App Store turns 10 with 500 mn weekly visitors in 155 countries
- July 07, 2018

The latest report from App Annie pays testimony to that, as it shows that in 2017, despite the fact that the Google Play Store accounted for 70% of all app downloads, the App Store was responsible for 66% of the revenue obtained by app developers, almost two-thirds of the total number. (more...)
New Suzuki Jimny launched in Japan, to arrive in other markets soon New Suzuki Jimny launched in Japan, to arrive in other markets soon
- July 07, 2018

The auto measures 3,480 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width and 1,725 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,250 mm. In comparison, the Jimny Sierra is bigger in all aspects, measuring 3,550 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width, and 1,730 mm height, along with a ground clearance of 210 mm. (more...)
Fiat 500 Spiaggina Concept Celebrates The Original Jolly Cinquecento Fiat 500 Spiaggina Concept Celebrates The Original Jolly Cinquecento
- July 07, 2018

To quote Fiat , it features "ultra-chic design touches and a lavish standard outfit". Although the vehicle pictured above is just a concept, Garage Italia will actually sell you some of the add-ons, like the nautical-styled windshield and rollover bar, if you're into the whole beachside-chic vibe. (more...)
Google Duplex Assistant could replace call centers, report says Google Duplex Assistant could replace call centers, report says
- July 07, 2018

The company this afternoon denied The Information's report on "very early stage" testing of Duplex for call centers. Now comes a report from The Information , which says call centers are another focus beyond businesses using it to make simple appointments, reservations and the like. (more...)
Kotaro Uchikoshi's Project: Psync Is Called AI: The Somnium Files
- July 07, 2018

Yusuke Kozaki ( Fire Emblem: Awakening , No More Heroes ) is the lead character designer for the title, and Kotaro Uchikoshi is known for his work on games such as Zero Escape , Punch Line , and Ever17: The Out of Infinity , often writing unconventional plot twists and offbeat humour. (more...)
Microsoft confirms Xbox One's July update is out today Microsoft confirms Xbox One's July update is out today
- July 06, 2018

FastStart now applies to all English-language games in the Xbox Game Pass , including Fallout 4, Sea of Thieves, Elder Scrolls Online, and more. Originally announced at E3 , FastStart is a feature which allows you to quickly start playing the games you've just downloaded. (more...)
Dead Island 2 still happening, Survivors is just a spin-off Dead Island 2 still happening, Survivors is just a spin-off
- July 06, 2018

But news of the sequel has been scant ever since. The original Dead Island creators, Techland, went on to release a superior open world zombie adventure in Dying Light. If you cast your eyes over its recent post history, you'll see several reassurances to fans that the game is still in development. Technically we still don't if they are, since the tweet doesn't mention the developer, but you'd assume they are. (more...)
Fortnite's Playground mode to go offline Fortnite's Playground mode to go offline
- July 06, 2018

Epic said it hopes to enable team selection options within the Playground itself in the next iteration. "The Playground LTM represents our first step into what a full creative mode looks like in Fortnite ", it said . "My buddies and I had so much fun in Playground". The game mode was originally added on June 27 with the v4.5 update , but it was quickly removed after a slew of matchmaking issues were uncovered. (more...)
Pokemon Go Celebrates Second Anniversary With Special Summer Pikachu Pokemon Go Celebrates Second Anniversary With Special Summer Pikachu
- July 06, 2018

Like the various hat-wearing Pikachu that were available during certain in-game events, this Pikachu only differs in appearance, sporting a straw hat and sunglasses. Time sure does fly by when you're having fun! Hold up, what about that last part? Lastly, the Pokémon GO team announced that Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future. (more...)
Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer
- July 06, 2018

The report also reveals the alleged specs of both cameras, with one model sporting a 24-25MP sensor and another with a 45MP sensor. Meanwhile, modern mirrorless cameras from the likes of Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic, are in many ways equal or superior to their DSLR counterparts, capable of providing similar performance in significantly smaller and lighter bodies. (more...)
Check out 20 minutes of Anthem gameplay Check out 20 minutes of Anthem gameplay
- July 06, 2018

Luckily, the latest video gives us a better look at the world and its combat with Lead Producer Ben Irving taking viewers through a tour of the game, with "traversal, combat, and teamwork on display as a team of four Freelancers complete the mission "Scars & Villainy". (more...)
Belkin launches 10,000 mAh power bank with Lightning input
- July 06, 2018

The first ever Lightning-charged power bank has finally arrived thanks to the folks at Belkin . It's an annoying issue, which has inspired squid-like cable accessories like this. One port charges faster at 2.1A, while the other port charges slower at 1A. As a MFi-approved power bank, the Boost Charge has the official thumbs-up from Apple, so it should theoretically be more reliable than a non-MFi model. (more...)
New Toyota Supra Making First Public Appearance At Goodwood New Toyota Supra Making First Public Appearance At Goodwood
- July 06, 2018

We've been waiting for Toyota to give us a glimpse of the real deal for what seems to be eons, but the Supra will enter production in a few months' time at the Graz plant in Austria. We're hoping to get confirmation from Toyota soon as to one or the other. Apparently, we'll be getting our first look at just that next week during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. (more...)
Apple filing suggests new iPads, Macs will launch imminently Apple filing suggests new iPads, Macs will launch imminently
- July 06, 2018

As ever, nothing is guaranteed until Apple actually announces it. It hasn't held a major event in the middle of winter since it held WWDC in August back in 2006. The accuracy of predicting new Apple products from the EEC has taken a hit earlier this year. The iPad model identifiers are harder to reason about as there is no obvious grouping to the numbers. (more...)
New MacBook Pro with Intel’s 28W ‘Coffee Lake’ CPU Spotted on Geekbench New MacBook Pro with Intel’s 28W ‘Coffee Lake’ CPU Spotted on Geekbench
- July 06, 2018

This is expected to be an upgraded model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro launched previous year, and if the scores are true, it is a notable upgrade. The 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro employs an Intel Core i7-7567U. It also has 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory. Actually, the performance of the prototype is much closer to the mid-2017 15-inch MacBook Pro, which has average Geekbench scores of 15551 multi-core and 4624 single-core. (more...)
Intel halts 5G modem work after Apple decides not to use it Intel halts 5G modem work after Apple decides not to use it
- July 06, 2018

But Apple probably isn't going to have an iPhone ready for 5G until much later, with 2020 being our best bet for a 5G iPhone. Over the past six months, we've heard a lot from Intel about its upcoming 5G modems that will be used in a new wave of mobile devices. (more...)
Samsung foldable phone with massive curved battery rumoured Samsung foldable phone with massive curved battery rumoured
- July 06, 2018

Samsung SDI, the company's battery division, did build a battery four years ago that could fold, but it only had a capacity of 210mAh. The Korean conglomerate is said to have figured out a way to make large-capacity batteries that can store between 3,000mAh and 6,000mAh of power, reports ITHome . (more...)
Research claims some mobile apps are secretly recording your screen Research claims some mobile apps are secretly recording your screen
- July 05, 2018

As reported by Gizmodo , researchers Elleen Pan, Jingjing Ren, Martina Lindorfer, Christo Wilson, and David Choffnes studied more than 17,000 apps, including ones from Facebook and those that send information to Facebook, to see if any of them were capturing audio via Android phone microphones. (more...)
The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will support Project Treble after all The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will support Project Treble after all
- July 05, 2018

Previous year a OnePlus rep said the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T wouldn't be getting Project Treble support , meaning more work for OnePlus to get Android P ready for these phones, and a longer delay as a result. Interestingly, OnePlus has refused to provide Project Treble support on its older smartphones. And although visual changes like that are always entertaining, it's the addition of Project Treble that has us the most excited-if our tense-changing translation of the ... (more...)
Former Intel Executive Diane Bryant Is Leaving Google After Joining Last Fall Former Intel Executive Diane Bryant Is Leaving Google After Joining Last Fall
- July 05, 2018

Bryant, a longtime Intel executive before joining Google, is being seen as a potential candidate for Intel's now-vacant CEO job. Bryant joined Google in November 2017 after retiring from a 32-year career at Intel . Bryant's technical knowledge and experience working with clients should have helped Google reach more CIOs and expand its enterprise sales. She is also on the board of United Technologies. (more...)