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Google One is now available for everyone Google One is now available for everyone
- August 18, 2018

The pricing for plans over 2TB is the same as before. Pay $2.99 a month, and you can get 200 GB. Over the past few months, Google has been taking all the subscribers for Google Drive and slowly migrating them over to One . So they're essentially equal value. There's not much flesh to that right now, except that offers in the Google Play Store have been mentioned. This is an area where Apple has faced criticism, especially as all iCloud users must own an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. (more...)
Battlefield 5 Trailer Offers Brief Battle Royale Tease Battlefield 5 Trailer Offers Brief Battle Royale Tease
- August 18, 2018

The footage, featuring the destructive Rotterdam Blitz and going all the way to the sands of North Africa, also contained a look at what appears to be the game's battle royale mode . Battlefield V is now in closed alpha testing, but there will be an open beta early next month. A new GamesCom trailer for the forthcoming Battlefield V game has just dropped, and there's one stand out feature from the two minute clip. (more...)
The Lord of Terror Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall - Diablo 3 The Lord of Terror Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall - Diablo 3
- August 18, 2018

Following confirmation that its working on several new Diablo projects , Blizzard plans to release Diablo III on Nintendo's handheld-console Switch hybrid as the Diablo III Eternal Collection later this year. The article's phrasing appears to imply that Diablo III: Eternal Collection will launch on Switch no earlier than Nintendo's "late September" window for its paid-service launch. (more...)
Google Opens Up About Location Data Collection Google Opens Up About Location Data Collection
- August 18, 2018

The AP's original investigation was published on August 13, revealing that Google's applications still collect location data despite the setting, and cited security experts and lawmakers believing that Google was being disingenuous. For one thing, she said, the page still makes no mention of another setting called "Web & App Activity". Additionally, new data-privacy rules adopted by the European Union have also generated a greater focus on protecting user data. (more...)
Infiniti Prototype 10 concept to debut at Pebble Beach Infiniti Prototype 10 concept to debut at Pebble Beach
- August 18, 2018

You might remember the auto Infiniti showed at last year's Pebble Beach concours. The new prototype not only celebrates INFINITI's passion for design, but also the great roots of the company's pioneer spirit and innovation mindset. Infiniti announced in January it will have electrified powertrains in all new production models starting in 2021, matching luxury competitors making similar pronouncements such as Lexus and Volvo. (more...)
U.S. judge blocks tools that help GTA Online players cheat
- August 18, 2018

According to a report from Reuters this week, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton issued a preliminary injunction against Zipperer on August 16, which prevents him from legally distributing Menyoo and Absolute. Rockstar's attempts over the years to "combat cheating and griefing" have primarily been enforced through player bans, which it has been clear about. (more...)
Oh happy day! Android Messages finally has a Dark Mode Oh happy day! Android Messages finally has a Dark Mode
- August 18, 2018

The first thing you'll notice that's different (besides the dark theming, of course) is that the text messages which the user is sending are all blue, regardless of the theme choice. The amusing thing is that nothing is really new or "2" worthy because it's just a change from whatever accent color they were using to white . Android Messages for web is here. (more...)
Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder Name Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder Name
- August 18, 2018

As reported by The Age , the teenager managed to compromise "Apple's mainframe" a number of times from his bedroom over the course of a year. During these intrusions, he downloaded 90GB of secure files - which he stored in a folder with the title "hacky hack hack" - and accessed customer accounts, the Children's Court heard on Thursday. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 receives a price cut in India Nokia 6.1 receives a price cut in India
- August 18, 2018

The company hasn't yet confirmed the actual handset it will launch at a dedicated event on that day. HMD Global then kept its promise by launching the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage models in the country. Specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus are identical to the Nokia X6 that was launched in China . The Nokia 6.1 flaunts a 5.5-inch full-HD display along with an aspect ratio of 16:9. (more...)
OnePlus and T-Mobile reportedly shacking up for launch of OnePlus 6T OnePlus and T-Mobile reportedly shacking up for launch of OnePlus 6T
- August 17, 2018

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that it was beginning talks with USA carriers back at CES this past January, so while we've been expecting an announcement like this for some time, it's exciting to finally know that T-Mobile will be the company's launch partner in the U.S. (more...)
Google Smart Display to Arrive in Late 2018 Google Smart Display to Arrive in Late 2018
- August 17, 2018

According to Nikkei , the device could be manufactured by Taiwanese company Pegatron who have previously manufactured devices for Google owned Nest. Lenovo released the first smart display using Google's Android Things last month. While Google's plans for new Pixel phones and Pixelbook Chromebooks have leaked repeatedly, this one, I think, is new. If this report is accurate, it's likely we'll see the smart display at Google's October hardware event. (more...)
PUBG Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads milestone PUBG Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads milestone
- August 17, 2018

Although that's a pretty insane number in itself, it doesn't include the number of downloads in China, Japan, and Korea. Since then, counting the in-game purchases, the game has generated a revenue of over $50 million. In May, PUBG Mobile surpassed the milestone of 10 million daily active users around the world, excluding China. From the first week of launch, the game has been gaining popularity among the gaming community across several countries. (more...)
Verizon signs Apple, Google as partners for 5G TV service Verizon signs Apple, Google as partners for 5G TV service
- August 17, 2018

We already know Big Red's next-gen mobile network will go live next year, when a special Moto Mod allowing the Moto Z3 handset to break current speed barriers is also scheduled for a commercial release, but in the meantime, the fourth United States city to get 5G home internet service by the end of 2018 has been announced . (more...)
PlayStation VR sales hit 3 million units, two years after launch PlayStation VR sales hit 3 million units, two years after launch
- August 17, 2018

Nearly 340 games are available for the system, Sony said , and it shared the 10 most popular to show that PSVR owners are playing a variety of games. While the landmark sales number gives Sony something to celebrate, its effect on the larger VR ecosystem remains. well, rather ambiguous. Forward-looking: Sony has crossed an important milestone but the work to take VR mainstream is far from done. (more...)
China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut
- August 17, 2018

From the moment Monster Hunter World made its debut on Steam, the title managed to break down several records becoming the most successful PC game at launch in the history of Capcom and the entire Japanese gaming industry. Tencent's shares fell 2.2% in Hong Kong trading by 9.50am on Tuesday. Monster Hunter World is now available for PC but not without problems of its own. (more...)
StarVR Unveils the Its New Virtual Reality Headset with Integrated Eye Tracking StarVR Unveils the Its New Virtual Reality Headset with Integrated Eye Tracking
- August 17, 2018

The StarVR One also sports eye tracking technology from Tobii, which automatically determines the wearer's inter pupillary distance, working to track eye movements. "Integrated eye tracking empowers dynamic foveated rendering, a breakthrough rendering technology which concentrates high-quality rendering only where the eyes are focused", StarVR says. (more...)
Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How - and why - you should use it
- August 17, 2018

After selecting that, Gmail asks you to choose an expiration time and whether or not a passcode is required to open the message. Confidential Mode sends emails that self-destruct after a given length of time. This is done by going into your Sent folder, opening the email in question, and tapping the "Remove Access" button that appears at the bottom. Google also notes that although confidential mode helps prevent the confidential email's recipients from accidentally sharing your ... (more...)
OPPO F9 with a tiny notch has arrived in Malaysia OPPO F9 with a tiny notch has arrived in Malaysia
- August 17, 2018

Oppo F9 has been launched in Vietnam . According to materials we found on the web, Gorilla Glass 6 has been tested to survive up to 15 drops from one meter, though we definitely recommend using the bundled case for the device if you don't mind the extra bulk. (more...)
NSW Bushfires In Ulladulla, Nowra NSW Bushfires In Ulladulla, Nowra
- August 17, 2018

It's the earliest declaration of a total fire ban in the regions in nearly a decade, the NSW Rural Fire Service tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. "We have so many active fires still burning in the area and we're not in summer, but these dry atmospheres and these stronger winds are really causing erratic fire behaviour". (more...)
Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019 Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019
- August 17, 2018

Sprint announced Tuesday that it is working with LG Electronics USA to deliver the first mobile 5G smartphone in the country. But for now we'll just have to wait and see what LG has been cooking up with Sprint. All Sprint can say is a "beautifully-designed advanced 5G smartphone" is coming, looking to "revolutionize the mobile industry" with "blazing fast speed and ultra-reliable wireless". (more...)
AT&T Faces $224 Million Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Heist AT&T Faces $224 Million Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Heist
- August 16, 2018

AT&T said that it disputes the allegations. In the beginning of January, when Terpin was stolen the tokens, most cryptocurrencies were trading close to their record highs. Today, Terpin is one of the Alphabit Fund's top advisers. Terpin now wants AT&T , which he considers the sole responsible party for the attack, to give him the $24 million back, as well as pay him an additional $200 million as punitive damages. (more...)
Fortnite New LTM: Soaring 50's, Plus Sniper Shootout Changes Fortnite New LTM: Soaring 50's, Plus Sniper Shootout Changes
- August 16, 2018

This new mode looks to try and offer a new twist of the 50 vs 50 mode and brings a huge emphasis on mobility. The heavy sniper rifle is the update's hardware addition. This suggests it's trying to widen the gap between play styles, forcing players to choose between long-range weapons with slow firing rates, and short-range weapons with faster firing rates. (more...)
IPhone X-like Motorola P30 gets official in China, and it's cheap IPhone X-like Motorola P30 gets official in China, and it's cheap
- August 16, 2018

For now, there is no word regarding the global release of this Motorola smartphone. Motorola, the company that made the first mobile phone and widely known for its Razr phone, has set a new low by copying the design of iPhone X. There's a 64- and 128GB storage version, both expandable via microSD card. The phone also highlights a dual rear camera setup, face unlock and some AI smarts, among other things. (more...)
Mobile Customers to Get Free Pandora Subscriptions, $25 Live Nation Tickets Mobile Customers to Get Free Pandora Subscriptions, $25 Live Nation Tickets
- August 15, 2018

These perks will be rolling out to amphitheaters/event centers nationwide and numerous perks will be offered through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. That alone should make for a better customer service experience. "Expect to hear more". T-Mobile has also arranged to allow its customers fast-lane entry at some amphitheater shows, along with $25 lawn seats in magenta chairs and "exclusive concessions" at a T-Mobile bar that is restricted to customers only. (more...)
Your Phone app now available to all Windows 10 users Your Phone app now available to all Windows 10 users
- August 15, 2018

As noted by The Verge , the Your Phone app will only work for photo viewing and transfers. Microsoft hasn't publicized availability of Your Phone to non-Insiders as of today, August 14. Microsoft has rolled out another preview build for Windows 10, and the big news is that there is no news - in other words, there are no introductions whatsoever in terms of new features, just minor bug fixes and tweaks. (more...)