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Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition Unveiled With Brembo Brakes, Sporty Body Kit Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition Unveiled With Brembo Brakes, Sporty Body Kit
- July 24, 2018

The 86 TRD Special Edition receives new Sachs suspension dampers, 18 by 7.5-inch wheels (up from 17 by 7 on the standard 86) and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires (instead of the standard Michelin Primacy HP rubber). Interior dress-up includes an eye-searing red-and-black steering wheel, red-and-black seat upholstery, embroidered TRD logos and plenty of red contrast stitching. (more...)
Snap's payment service, Snapcash, is shutting down Snap's payment service, Snapcash, is shutting down
- July 24, 2018

The company confirmed to TechCrunch that its payment platform would shut down on 30 August 2018. A spokesperson for Snap noted that it was the first product created in partnership with another company, adding that they are thankful for all the people who used it over the past four years and for Square's partnership. (more...)
Google Proves That Hardware Security Keys Are The Way To Go Google Proves That Hardware Security Keys Are The Way To Go
- July 24, 2018

Google has confirmed the report in which a spokesperson said, "We have had no reported or confirmed account takeovers since implementing security keys at Google". Models compatible with USB, USB-C, and mobile devices are available from YubiKey . To break into your account, a hacker has to not only know your password, but personally come and steal your security key from you. (more...)
Honor 9N India launch Honor 9N India launch
- July 24, 2018

Honor 9N will run Android 8 .1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1. Here are details on how to watch Honor 9N livestream timings in India, how to watch, expected price and other features of the device. The phone's software features include Wi-Fi Bridge, a feature that enables users to share any Wi-Fi network as a hotspot and connect a maximum of four devices. (more...)
Microsoft's next Xbox lineup will reportedly include a streaming-only console Microsoft's next Xbox lineup will reportedly include a streaming-only console
- July 24, 2018

The streaming service is being referred to as Scarlett Cloud, though that's no doubt a codename for the yet unofficially named service. Microsoft's Xbox One was originally launched almost 5 years ago, which means that many are already talking about what its successor will look like. (more...)
Rocket League Developer Psyonix Reveals Item Drop Rates In Game's Crate System Rocket League Developer Psyonix Reveals Item Drop Rates In Game's Crate System
- July 24, 2018

The system then chooses the particular item from that rarity group. Chance of receiving Certified attribute: 25%. Finally, the system determines if the item will drop with Painted and/or Certified attributes. "Our Crate system uses a three-step process", the explanation post continued. During the game's anniversary event (which, coincidentally, ends today) players earned special balloons that could be used to buy customizations directly. (more...)
Rumored launch dates for GeForce GTX 1180, 1170, and 1160 graphics cards Rumored launch dates for GeForce GTX 1180, 1170, and 1160 graphics cards
- July 24, 2018

YouTube channel Gamer Meld claims the GTX 1180 will launch at the end of August, with a staggered release for the other GPUs. This speculative suggestion comes from YouTuber, Gamer Meld, who claims that they received an email from an Nvidia add-in board partner about the release date of the cards being pushed back. (more...)
Fortnite Slurp Juice is Getting Buffed in v5.10 Content Update Fortnite Slurp Juice is Getting Buffed in v5.10 Content Update
- July 24, 2018

Each challenge completed will reward players with different birthday-themed cosmetic items or XP boosts, while completing all three will give you the chic Birthday Cake Back Bling to wear with pride throughout the two-week celebration. An interesting development will occur in the next 5.10 update for Fortnite: Battle Royale , and that comes in the form of a change to The Slurp Juice. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Set to Launch Today Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Set to Launch Today
- July 24, 2018

Here's what you need to know about Xiaomi's latest Android One phones. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a front glass design and an aluminum body. Starting with Xiaomi Mi A2 , the device feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Nintendo sinks ROM sites Nintendo sinks ROM sites
- July 24, 2018

A 27-page PDF of the lawsuit was obtained by Torrent Freak . It just wants to use the potential judgment as leverage to shutter the sites. In the legal action, launched in Arizona, Nintendo's representatives said: "The LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites are among the most open and notorious online hubs for pirated video games. (more...)
Fallout 76 beta date confirmed: Bethesda reveal October plans for release Fallout 76 beta date confirmed: Bethesda reveal October plans for release
- July 24, 2018

Everyone who does pre-order will eventually gain access to the beta at some point, however. Community admin Jurassica said in a message posted on the Bethesda forums that the test will "start small and grow over time", but confirmed that everyone who preorders "at participating retailers" (which sounds like it could open the door to exceptions, but we'll have to see see how that works out) will get in. (more...)
Apple 2018 MacBook Pro Lacks Data Recovery Option When Logic Board Fails Apple 2018 MacBook Pro Lacks Data Recovery Option When Logic Board Fails
- July 24, 2018

Apple has been doing this for at least the past couple of years, though it also built a special tool to allow Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Serviced Providers to extract data from the SSD when the logic board is toast (assuming the SSD didn't go bad as well). (more...)
Surface Go Costco variant appears with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM Surface Go Costco variant appears with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM
- July 24, 2018

The Costco variant isn't available yet, but the company is taking preorders. Best Buy is now offering two different versions of the Microsoft Surface Go: a 64GB model with 4GB RAM for $400 and a 128GB SSD version with 8 gigs of RAM for $550. (more...)
United Kingdom commits to full fiber broadband by 2033 United Kingdom commits to full fiber broadband by 2033
- July 24, 2018

It will take until 2033 for super-fast "full-fibre" broadband to be available across Britain, a Government report has found. We want everyone in the United Kingdom to benefit from world-class connectivity no matter where they live, work or travel'. (more...)
Samsung accidentally leaks its next Apple Watch competitor Samsung accidentally leaks its next Apple Watch competitor
- July 24, 2018

Still, having a glance is another great piece of the puzzle for the whole image, which will snap into place on August 9 in New York City. "Put it on par with Apple ". The previous range of Gear watches have all been based on Tizen, but the company was rumored to be trying something different with its offering for 2018 - and subsequently, word about it sticking with Tizen began doing the rounds. (more...)
TRAI could ban Apple iPhones in India soon; Here’s why TRAI could ban Apple iPhones in India soon; Here’s why
- July 24, 2018

To be fair Apple has been working with government engineers to discuss ways to allow the app onto the App Store without violating the user's privacy, but whether or not they'll be able to come up with a solution before getting banned remains to be seen. (more...)
Rural Kenya to get high-speed Internet access via balloons Rural Kenya to get high-speed Internet access via balloons
- July 24, 2018

It will be Africa's first commercial offer of this kind. Telkom Kenya announced Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement with Loon to pilot a new 4G/LTE access network service in Kenya. "The balloons act as floating cell towers, transmitting a provider's service", said the press release. "Their innovative approach to serving their customers makes this collaboration an excellent fit". (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Reveals Claire Redfield’s New Look and Motorcycle Resident Evil 2 Reveals Claire Redfield’s New Look and Motorcycle
- July 24, 2018

This way, the characters would be nostalgic, but new. Claire's redesign was a bit more drastic, and Capcom said that "ultimately we had to ditch the hot trousers", which, fair enough. The Deluxe Edition, priced $69.99 for North America, will come with two extra costumes for Leon ("Arklay Sheriff" and "Noir"), three costumes for Claire ("Elza Walker", "Military", and "Noir"), the "Samurai Edge - Albert Model" weapon, and an option to swap to the original RE2 soundtrack. (more...)
Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched
- July 23, 2018

While more megapixels doesn't always mean better, it's hard to deny the benefits of having 48 megapixels occupying the same space as a standard smartphone camera sensor, promising not just high-resolution images but also better low-light performance. (more...)
New Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Could Launch Alongside Galaxy Note 9 New Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Could Launch Alongside Galaxy Note 9
- July 23, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will launch in five color variants - Black, Silver, Lilac Purple, Brown and Coral Blue and this recent render shows what the latter will look like. For imaging, there's a dual 12MP back camera and 8MP selfie shooter. The Note 9 is likely to run the Snapdragon 845 processor in the USA, and the Exynos 9810 processor in other countries. (more...)
Torch Man firing off as the newest Mega Man 11 Robot Master Torch Man firing off as the newest Mega Man 11 Robot Master
- July 23, 2018

The popular video game series , launched with Capcom's 1987 original Mega Man (known as Rockman in Japan, ) and followed up by 1988's Mega Man 2 - both widely considered some of the best the original Nintendo Entertainment System had to offer - spawned an insane array of sequels, spinoffs and follow-ups across just about every platform that ensuing generations had to offer. (more...)
Trump slams EU over $ 5 b fine on Google Trump slams EU over $ 5 b fine on Google
- July 23, 2018

Trump took to Twitter following news of the fine . In June 2017, the company was fined €2.42 billion for abusing its dominance as a search engine to give an illegal advantage to Google Shopping over other comparison shopping services. (more...)
Another Big Ghost Recon: Wildlands Patch Sneaks into View Next Week Another Big Ghost Recon: Wildlands Patch Sneaks into View Next Week
- July 23, 2018

It tasks players with taking down the Santa Blanca Cartel, but makes it a little trickier by activating permadeath , limiting the number of weapons you can carry at a time, making reloading more realistic, and turning on friendly fire . · Social Items: A new feature consisting of emotes, voice lines and victory poses to further personalize players' experiences (also available in the main campaign of the game). (more...)
Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One Smartphone with Notch Display is Now Official Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One Smartphone with Notch Display is Now Official
- July 22, 2018

An Android One device is an unmodified variant of the Android OS, providing the device with a clean and bloatware-free experience. The smartphone was first gotten by Hong Kong as speculated last week. Moreover, there's further room for memory expansion up to 400GB via a microSD card slot. On the camera front, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel f/2.0 main sensor, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. (more...)
Tech Giants Join Forces to Enable Seamless Data Transfer Across Platforms Tech Giants Join Forces to Enable Seamless Data Transfer Across Platforms
- July 22, 2018

DTP aims to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform for internet users to move data between online service providers, according to the project's website . "Our prototype already supports data transfer for several product verticals including: photos, mail, contacts, calendar, and tasks". While most of the major platforms offer at least some kind of tool to download data stored on a particular user, it means nothing if that data can not be easily ported to ... (more...)