IT&Software


Elite Dota 2 Team Easily Beat by Advanced AI Bots Elite Dota 2 Team Easily Beat by Advanced AI Bots
- August 08, 2018

A bot from OpenAI was taught to play Dota 2 with the help of machine learning, and it beat the world-famous Danil "Dendi" Ishutin in a one-on-one match at The International 2017. Even the, AlphaZero achieved a superhuman level of play in the games of chess, shogi and Go within 24 hours. Reward functions were identified, where the bots score points when they accomplish a certain task, but other than that they're basically set loose to play themselves. (more...)
Features Which Make the Honor Play the Next Mid Range Winner Features Which Make the Honor Play the Next Mid Range Winner
- August 07, 2018

Post the launch today, the Honor Play will be exclusively available via Amazon India . On the front is a 6.3-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the optical front, it boasts a vertically stacked, 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup with f/2.2 aperture. The two rear-facing sensor includes a 16 MP sensor withf/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. (more...)
Fallout 76 won't launch on Steam Fallout 76 won't launch on Steam
- August 07, 2018

What's more, the B.E.T.A. will lack an NDA, meaning players are free to talk openly about everything in it. In video game land, beta tests usually give players access to a restricted area of an upcoming game. We hope you join us! That comes as a real surprise: Bethesda would obviously like to push more widespread adoption of its own launcher, but foregoing the biggest, most popular PC digital distribution platform on the planet is a ballsy move. (more...)
AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is available to preorder for $1,800 AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is available to preorder for $1,800
- August 07, 2018

The first batch of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2 CPUs have been listed for pre-order. AMD claims the top of the line chip is more than 50 per cent faster than Intel's similarly-specced, yet more expensive Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition, and boasts that the CPU has racked up the highest-ever benchmark scores in the Cinebench single-socket desktop processor category with a score of 7,618. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Arrives August 8, 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Arrives August 8, 2018
- August 06, 2018

Tune in 8/8 at 7am PT for a Super #SmashBrosUltimate Direct livestream, featuring new game information delivered by director Masahiro Sakurai! pic.twitter.com/Df3xxTCTGR -... Sunday's final day of competition at EVO 2018 continued with Super Smash Bros . Luckily for us, we don't have to wait very long for this Direct to premiere. (more...)
Mobile Essentials is yet another take on affordable unlimited plans Mobile Essentials is yet another take on affordable unlimited plans
- August 06, 2018

T-Mobile's most expensive plan is its "One Plus" that includes all that plus more hotspot data, HD streaming, caller ID and more. T-Mobile Essentials "is designed for those who say they just want the basics: unlimited talk, text and smartphone data in the US", T-Mobile said . (more...)
Blizzard Unveils Start Date for Overwatch Summer Games 2018 Blizzard Unveils Start Date for Overwatch Summer Games 2018
- August 06, 2018

No word yet on how much the new legendary skins will cost: last summer's new skins cost 3000 gold, which is standard for event skins, but summer 2016 skins were only 1000 gold. In Overwatch , Blizzard has launched several events, one of those being the Summer Games . However with 2018, Blizzard will be taking players to Korea, or Busan to be more specific. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ to launch in India today, Flipkart teaser reveals LG G7 ThinQ to launch in India today, Flipkart teaser reveals
- August 06, 2018

The South Korean company is now releasing the smartphone in India as a Flipkart exclusive for an asking price of Rs 39,990, thus competing with the likes of OnePlus 6 and Asus' Zenfone 5Z . For the optics, there's a dual camera setup for the rear - a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture and the secondary wide-angle 16MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. (more...)
Google’s Pixel 3 Could Be Announced On October 4 Google’s Pixel 3 Could Be Announced On October 4
- August 06, 2018

Well, now it would seem that the Google is even keener to position the Google Pixel 3 range as a direct alternative to the new iPhones, as its launch date has just leaked and, yes you guessed it, it is smack bang in the middle of Apple's new iPhone launch window. (more...)
LEAK: Samsung Note 9 may have 1 terabyte of storage LEAK: Samsung Note 9 may have 1 terabyte of storage
- August 06, 2018

The new S Pen is described on the leaked packaging as "S Pen with remote control". This is either an extra check to make it harder for people to trick Fortnite into running on their device, or it's a way for Epic Games to confirm the presence of the S Pen and activate more features. (more...)
Fortnite Season 5, Week 4 Challenges Guide - How to Complete Fortnite Season 5, Week 4 Challenges Guide - How to Complete
- August 06, 2018

After completing the three weeks of challenges head over to the Fort at the top right corner of the map at J2 quadrant. When the gamer completes the full challenges on a weekly basis, he can see the loading screens which are full of clues for the hidden Battle Stars . (more...)
New Alexa skill penned by SNL writers could help deter burglars New Alexa skill penned by SNL writers could help deter burglars
- August 06, 2018

A new skill for Amazon's digital assistant Alexa will help Amazon Echo smart speakers in keeping potential burglars away from empty homes. A new Alexa skill named Away Mode looks to bring this practice into the modern age. Passionate Argument Over Rules of Complicated Board Game. Will The "Away Mode" Alexa Skill Really Work? Although Hippo doesn't intend for the skill to be relied on as a serious piece of home security, Jim Bueermann, a retired police chief and the current ... (more...)
Apple removing apps & in-app purchases from iTunes Affiliate Program Apple removing apps & in-app purchases from iTunes Affiliate Program
- August 06, 2018

Apple reduced the rate for in-app purchases from 7% to 2.5% a year ago and where also going to reduce the app purchase rate to 2.5% but they changed their mind after pressure and protests from publishers. The company is maintaining its referral rate of 7% for music, movies, books and TV programs. The pricey phone slinger is leaving other content, such as music, movies and TV alone, possibly indicating that Apple regards iTunes to be as bad as the rest of us find it, at least as far as ... (more...)
What Is the 'Momo of WhatsApp'? What Is the 'Momo of WhatsApp'?
- August 06, 2018

The avatar for the contact profile is an unsettling character, taken from the instagram account of an unaffiliated artist. The child has killed himself near his home, one of the versions of the tragedy could be a game Momo in WhatsApp messenger. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - All 10 Specialists Detailed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - All 10 Specialists Detailed
- August 06, 2018

Of course, this isn't the only weekend the Black Ops 4 beta will be available. The Private Multiplayer Beta is an important stress test of game systems at scale and serves as a critical development function offering real-time analytics and feedback prior to the final game release worldwide on October 12. (more...)
Apple Removes Alex Jones and Infowars Podcasts From iTunes Apple Removes Alex Jones and Infowars Podcasts From iTunes
- August 06, 2018

Facebook has also suspended Mr Jones' personal account for 30 days after he posted content that the firm said was against its "community standards", although his public page continues to post updates. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions". Apple does not host podcasts, nor does it have any financial relationship with those it catalogues on its directory. (more...)
What to expect, price, specifications, and more What to expect, price, specifications, and more
- August 06, 2018

Like the recently launched Honor 9N, the new Honor Play will also come with GPU Turbo support, meaning the phone will run games smoothly. It comes powered by the 10nm Kirin 970 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and a dedicated NPU for AI tasks. (more...)
WhatsApp Spotted Testing Picture-in-Picture Mode for Android WhatsApp Spotted Testing Picture-in-Picture Mode for Android
- August 06, 2018

The company earlier released the feature for iOS but has been keeping quiet on the release for Android. The feature, which is already present on Apple iPhones, once rolled out, will allow users to watch YouTube or Instagram videos right in the WhatsApp application itself. (more...)
Fortnite Is Ditching the Google Play Store Fortnite Is Ditching the Google Play Store
- August 06, 2018

Instead, Android users will be tasked with downloading the game directly from Epic's website, something possible but not explicitly common for major Android apps. Learning that there is an untapped vein of exciting software out there, many people could be lured into installing all manner of risky apps. The game makes millions of dollars for Epic, and combined with the fact that the games changes and evolves so rapidly, Google will be missing out big here. (more...)
Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker
- August 06, 2018

While it acknowledged there had been problems with a virus, it denied the involvement of hackers, the Central News Agency reported. The incident underscores the global nature of the technology industry's supply chain, in which companies like Apple and Qualcomm Inc. (more...)
Destiny 2 Players Have Spent 25 Years Deleting 800 Million Shaders Destiny 2 Players Have Spent 25 Years Deleting 800 Million Shaders
- August 06, 2018

They are purely cosmetic items that serve nearly no practical objective. And in case there was any doubt, Year 1 weapons that carry over into Year 2 will remain viable: "Players who have obtained these Year 1 items can infuse them to higher power levels in Year 2", Bungie wrote. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Available for Pre-Loading Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Available for Pre-Loading
- August 06, 2018

Near the end of the multiplayer beta trailer post on the Call of Duty YouTube channel, we see a grounded helicopter surrounded by several soldiers. The Beta will also debut new weapons , equipment and scorestreaks. Xfinity internet customers in the USA will also be able to join the action. If your interest has peaked as well and you want to get your hands dirty too, then the only way of getting the beta is to pre-order the game digitally through PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or ... (more...)
We Happy Few Season Pass detailed, free Sandbox Mode in the works We Happy Few Season Pass detailed, free Sandbox Mode in the works
- August 06, 2018

There will be options to make the randomly-generated world smaller or larger, make less food available, have more people on the street, and more. The additional content includes a paid Season Pass, which will include three new stories based around three additional player characters - similar to how MachineGames handled Wolfenstein 2's "Freedom Chronicles" DLC pass. (more...)
Facebook now working in UAE, parts of the world after major outage Facebook now working in UAE, parts of the world after major outage
- August 05, 2018

The issues started shortly after noon on the East Coast. August 3, 2018 , 10:04 a.m. PDT About 45 minutes after Facebook went down the social media platform said it resolved its issues and the site and app were back up and running. According to a report from The Sun , the outage was worldwide, affecting a wide range of devices. It was just a few days ago when Facebook, the world's most popular social network and growing advertising channel for businesses large and small crashed. (more...)
Octopath Traveler shipped 1 million units in three weeks Octopath Traveler shipped 1 million units in three weeks
- August 05, 2018

Octopath Traveler's sales success is somewhat surprising. No wonder the publisher had issues meeting retail demand at release. The developers at Square Enix would like to thank you for making this possible. On Twitter earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced that Octopath Traveler has shipped 1 million copies worldwide so far. That's no small achievement, especially when you consider that this is the first game in a brand new franchise. (more...)