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Blacklist and Double Agent join Xbox backward compatibility — Splinter Cell Blacklist and Double Agent join Xbox backward compatibility — Splinter Cell
- August 02, 2018

As of yesterday, the Xbox 360 versions of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Double Agent are both playable on Xbox One. We've included detailed descriptions of both games below. "The United States has a military presence in two thirds of countries around the world". You are Sam Fisher, and you've been given the ultimate freedom to protect innocents against a series of global terror attacks known as Blacklist - the freedom to use limitless force, to break every law, and to ... (more...)
Facebook unveils tools to fight social media addiction
- August 02, 2018

This will let you specify how much time you want to spend on Facebook or Instagram in a given day - say, 15 minutes - so you'll get an alert when you reach that self-imposed limit. The interface looks similar to what we've seen in iOS 12's Screen Time feature, and that's not a surprise. And you can temporarily mute notifications from the app for up to eight hours. (more...)
Google Chrome arrives on DayDream VR
- August 02, 2018

There is an extensive list of platforms for which the Google Chrome browser is available; you name it and a version exists. Current Daydream owners may be aware that they could already access the Chrome browser, but that it required opening Chrome on their smartphone before placing in the headset. (more...)
Ofcom to assist 30 million plus telecom users with new rule
- August 02, 2018

Encouraging customers of telephone, broadband and mobile contracts to shop around once their minimum term comes to an end is clearly going to be popular with the large number of switching sites in the United Kingdom and those operators who are now expanding, but conversely will not be popular with the long established brands where lots of customers have no real recall of how many years ago they joined the provider. (more...)
[H]ardOCP: NVIDIA Promises Spectacular Surprises [H]ardOCP: NVIDIA Promises Spectacular Surprises
- August 02, 2018

For now, all we know is that it's somewhere in Cologne, Germany, with a finalized location to be revealed closer to the actual event. Again, this isn't a confirmation of the GTX1180 so don't be surprised if NVIDIA does not announce it during that event! There have been a lot of rumours and speculation that we'll hear more about the upcoming GTX 1180 at Gamescom this year, and the timing of this GeForce event seems to good for it not to finish with Nvidia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, ... (more...)
Parents Are Hiring ‘Fortnite’ Tutors for Their Kids Parents Are Hiring ‘Fortnite’ Tutors for Their Kids
- August 02, 2018

Now, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal , parents are spending from $10 United States dollars to $50 USD per hour on Fortnite coaches so their kids can become better Fortnite players. The new trend has even surprised some of the coaches with one 18-year-old professional player calling the situation "odd" considering game tutoring typically only used to be for those keen to go pro. (more...)
Origin Access Premier launches on PC | PC Origin Access Premier launches on PC | PC
- August 02, 2018

On 30 July 2018 , Electronic Arts (EA) announced that it is introducing a new PC subscription that allows subscribers to play the latest PC games . For instance, a subscription gets you a 10% discount on pretty much anything you buy through Origin. But if you're a dyed in the wool EA fan, the free games probably make it worthwhile as is - and the early games are a good bonus. (more...)
LG unveils second luxury smartphone in S. Korea LG unveils second luxury smartphone in S. Korea
- August 02, 2018

The price of LG Signature Edition 2018 has been set as KRW 1,999,800 (roughly Rs. 1,23,000). There's a familiar Snapdragon 845 chipset on the inside with Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB RAM, but the storage capacity finds itself bumped up to 265GB with expandability to up to 2TB. (more...)
BlackBerry Likely to Unveil Evolve and Evolve X Smartphones on August 2 BlackBerry Likely to Unveil Evolve and Evolve X Smartphones on August 2
- August 02, 2018

BlackBerry KEY2 LE smartphone will most likely be announced at IFA event to be held in Berlin late next month. The company has sent out media invites for a launch event on August 2nd that will kick off at 11 a.m., NDTV Gadgets has reported . (more...)
Nokia to help with T-Mobile superfast telecom network Nokia to help with T-Mobile superfast telecom network
- August 02, 2018

Reuters called it the "world's largest 5G agreement so far". Verizon and AT&T are the first and second mobile networks in the United States, in terms of customer numbers. The deal is a key one for the Finnish network equipment maker. A T-Mobile spokesman said the plan was already baked into the company's capital spending forecast and doesn't replace Ericsson AB, which also sells gear to the wireless operator. (more...)
Model year 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMGs recalled Model year 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMGs recalled
- August 02, 2018

It may not sound fast, but when travelling backwards, cars - especially tall, top-heavy SUVs and 4x4s - are extremely sensitive to steering inputs and changes of direction. Fix work will take more than an hour. Its forward speed is also electronically restricted to 143 miles per hour. For $252,690 after $995 destination, customers are getting black Nappa leather seats with heating and ventilation up front, and an opulent carbon-fiber-like finish for the bolsters' upholstery and bronze contrast ... (more...)
Sea of Thieves Passed Five Million Players as Cursed Sails Update Launches Sea of Thieves Passed Five Million Players as Cursed Sails Update Launches
- August 02, 2018

On top of the news, we also got a new Developer Update video, in which Executive Producer Joe Neate talks about the new features included in the update. Among some of the additions this update brings include a new ship type for three-player crews and deadly crews of skeleton ships sailing the waters. Meanwhile, the Alliance System will enable you to meet and forge relationships with fellow players to venture forth and enjoy adventuring together, albeit with the very distinct possibility ... (more...)
Instagram and Facebook are implementing a time limit setting
- August 02, 2018

Now, Facebook has formally announced the new features, which will be "rolling out soon". There's a dashboard with some usage stats, breaking down how much time you've spent in the apps over the last week. They put the burden on users, for one. The new feature doesn't tell you how much of your time is spent actively participating in social media-posting, liking, and interacting-and how much is spent passively scrolling content, or what some have dubbed "passive zombie feed scrolling". (more...)
Google hires Sony`s VR expert Richard Marks Google hires Sony`s VR expert Richard Marks
- August 02, 2018

Dr Richard Marks was the head of the Sony R&D department that created some of Sony's most well-known hardware accessories, including the EyeToy, PlayStation Move , and course, the PlayStation VR . "Exciting addition to the Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) team". " We're super excited about Richard joining the senior team and look forward to his contributions ", Google was quoted as saying in a statement. (more...)
After Galaxy J6, Now Samsung Rebrands Galaxy J8 as Galaxy On8 After Galaxy J6, Now Samsung Rebrands Galaxy J8 as Galaxy On8
- August 02, 2018

Preorders open today and shipping commences on this month's 10th which is a day later than the company's forthcoming Galaxy Note event. A cellular version offered through Verizon has no pricing yet. It also has built-in its DeX platform, which transforms the standard Android interface into one that resembles a traditional PC desktop. This accessory normally costs $149.99. (more...)
Hitman is a good get for Xbox Game Pass
- August 02, 2018

As seen in the image below, the major headliners for Xbox Game Pass in August 2018 is Season One of IO Interactive's episodically structured Hitman , and Crytek journey to the ancient Roman Empire with Ryse: Son of Rome . (more...)
Portal 2 Co-Writer Returns To Valve Portal 2 Co-Writer Returns To Valve
- August 02, 2018

The amusing thing about that listing is that Pinkerton left Valve back in June around the same time that Valve writers Chet Faliszek, Mark Laidlaw, and Erik Wolpaw left the famous studio. Or will he be working on something new? Valve is now working on a "Dota 2"-themed digital card game called "Artifact". And yet recently there has been a spark of hope, when Valve revealed they were intending to release new games in the future. (more...)
Canon Powershot SX740 HS Features 40x Zoom Lens and 4K Recording Canon Powershot SX740 HS Features 40x Zoom Lens and 4K Recording
- August 02, 2018

Specifically, the lens has a focal length that equivalent to 24-960mm together with variable aperture of f/3.3 to f/6.9. With continuous focus enabled, this rate drops to a still-respectable 7.4fps, though, slightly disappointingly, the camera's sensitivity range only stretches between ISO 100 and 3200, and Raw shooting is not possible. (more...)
Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4 Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4
- August 02, 2018

And the LTE version of this tablet will also be available for purchase starting August 10, 2018 at Verizon. The Galaxy Tab S4 is the company's own Super AMOLED tech that should allow it to look nice and bright with a resolution of 1600 x 2560. (more...)
Samsung considers triple-lens camera for Galaxy A Samsung considers triple-lens camera for Galaxy A
- August 02, 2018

Amid the stagnant high-end smartphone market, Samsung reported a drop in earnings, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, over slow sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9 + premium smartphones. Samsung said demand for DRAM chips, its main memory product, would remain strong in the second half thanks to the growth of server data centers used for cloud computing. (more...)
Sprint Adds Customers as It Pushes T-Mobile Merger
- August 02, 2018

The fourth-largest United States wireless carrier is working to merge with T-Mobile in order to combine resources to build the next-generation wireless network, or 5G. Postpaid branded phone churn was a record low.95%, 15 basis points lower than last year's second quarter number. Net income, at $782 million, rose 35% from last year's Q2 and resulted in earnings per share of 92 cents. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 to be Amazon exclusive in India Xiaomi Mi A2 to be Amazon exclusive in India
- August 02, 2018

For our market, two variants of the Mi A2 will be available: the 64GB model with 4GB of RAM, and the 128GB variant with 6GB of RAM - both models will retail at RM999 and RM1,199 respectively. While the official unveiling is happening on August 8, where all the details about the phone's pricing and India-bound features in the phone will be revealed, details about the phone's availability in India has been confirmed. (more...)
Apple Pay to dominate contactless payments by 2020 Apple Pay to dominate contactless payments by 2020
- August 02, 2018

Contactless transactions will be dominated by card payments but that's not to say that mobile contactless payments aren't making headway. Still, Apple Pay is expected to account for over 200 million mobile payment users worldwide by 2020, and gain the lion's share of the $300 billion in mobile payment transactions expected by that time. (more...)
Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations Steam Yanks Game From Marketplace Over Crypto Mining Allegations
- August 02, 2018

This time around, SidAlpha noticed that the Steam Marketplace was suddenly flooded with items from Abstractism that closely resembled those of other games, which sparked the initial concerns. "We now use Abstractism to mine only Monero coins". " Abstractism does not mine any of cryptocurrency". In addition to potentially hijacking people's computers to mine cryptocurrency and in effect reduce performance, the developer added item drops to the game with a post detailing how the ... (more...)
Fortnite on Android may drive its battle bus past Google's 30% cut
- August 01, 2018

After all, Fortnite Mobile is going to be a demanding game, and will require a good powerful smartphone to work at its best. The Android is the last frontier for Fortnite Battle Royale with the game expanding to every other platform imaginable by now, iOS devices and the Nintendo Switch platform being the most recent releases. (more...)