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Forza Horizon 2 will be delisted at the end of September Forza Horizon 2 will be delisted at the end of September
- August 20, 2018

That doesn't mean that it'll be rendered unplayable for those who already have it, however, but if you don't get it now, you won't be able to get it from Microsoft afterwards. If you already own the game, you can still play it, while you'll also be able to re-download it should you need to delete it to clear up space. However, Forza Horizon 2 and its DLC will no longer be for sale. (more...)
The cost to 1000 dollars: the Fall will introduce a new iPhone The cost to 1000 dollars: the Fall will introduce a new iPhone
- August 20, 2018

The least-expensive and most common iPhone is likely to be the device with the 6.1-inch screen, TrendForce predicts, because it uses a less expensive LCD screen. Samsung , after, just recently announced its Galaxy Note 9 with a 512GB SKU, which users can double to 1TB if plopping in a capacious memory card into the phone's microSD card slot. (more...)
Logitech's MX Vertical mouse wants to shake hands Logitech's MX Vertical mouse wants to shake hands
- August 20, 2018

The MX Vertical ($99, arriving in September), as its name implies, turns the productivity mouse on its side, so you can hold it at an angle that's more natural for your hand, and healthier for your joints. As for charging, a one-minute quick charge allows for three hours of use, where as a full charge of the 240mAh lithium-polymer battery offers up to four months of use. (more...)
Apple removes 25,000 apps from App Store in China Apple removes 25,000 apps from App Store in China
- August 20, 2018

In a statement, Apple said: "Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China". Apple had been criticized by Chinese news outlets for not doing enough to filter banned content and applications. The Chinese government frowns upon VoIP services because they can bypass the surveillance measures that it has put in place. It said a Shanghai court has accepted Mou's case, which demands that Apple provide information related to the fake lottery app and compensate his loss. (more...)
Essential Phone PH-1 DROPS To $224 In US Essential Phone PH-1 DROPS To $224 In US
- August 20, 2018

Edge-to-edge Full Display - With the stunning edge-to-edge Full Display on the Essential Phone there's finally a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. With the huge price reduction it saw, even before this deal, that issue is no longer in play which makes this quite the bargain, especially considering the specifications it boasts. (more...)
Changes to Google Drive, what you need to know Changes to Google Drive, what you need to know
- August 20, 2018

Well, that will no longer be the case - thanks to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google. While Android has the option to back up your data onto Google Drive for a long time, Google is now set to enable an option to let users manually save their backups. (more...)
New Gmail Confidential mode now available on Android New Gmail Confidential mode now available on Android
- August 20, 2018

Similar to what Telegram introduced years ago, Gmail users can now set a self-destruct timer for a defined period on all outgoing emails. Recipients of these secret messages won't have the capacity to copy, paste, and download, print or forward the message, and attachments will be disabled. (more...)
Adoption interest for homeless, fat cat soars after photos go viral Adoption interest for homeless, fat cat soars after photos go viral
- August 20, 2018

He's happy to play, but only with his feather wand toy. Polydactyl cats are born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of their paws, but this isn't the only reason that Bruno is an unusual feline. I only drink the water that was put in a completely different room. If you have a larger house perhaps put multiple bowls of water around for me and be sure to give me fresh water at least once (a) day? He admits - yes, he knows he is "EXTRA". (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S8+: Which One to Buy? Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S8+: Which One to Buy?
- August 20, 2018

The front-facing camera has contrast-detection autofocus and QHD video recording. Samsung Group CEO, DJ KOH has confirmed that as of now the company is not just developing a Galaxy with the folding displays but is also working to provide the potentially game-changing phone to the market. (more...)
The network has published specifications Huawei Mate 20 Lite The network has published specifications Huawei Mate 20 Lite
- August 20, 2018

Rumours include a 2.8GHz clockspeed, a 20% performance hike, and a 40% boost in battery efficiency. Two SIM card slots will be available on the phone (2x nano SIM), while a 3,650mAh battery will also be a part of the package. However, to keep the costs down this smartphone will ship a LCD screen instead of an OLED one but if you read the rumoured hardware specifications and features section you will know that the lack of an advanced display technology is not going to be a deal breaker at ... (more...)
More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search
- August 19, 2018

The ultimate outcome of Google's efforts to create a censored search engine in China may well rest on high-level state negotiations. "If true, this reported plan is deeply troubling and risks making complicit in human rights abuses related to 's rigorous censorship regime", a bipartisan of senators wrote earlier this month. (more...)
Alexa, Cortana integration now available for public preview Alexa, Cortana integration now available for public preview
- August 19, 2018

The goal of the collaboration is the seamless integration of the two digital assistants so that they can carry out tasks at home or at work and on whatever device is most convenient to the user. While a report from Voicebot.ai and Voysis said voice commerce is starting to gain momentum, with 26% of smart speaker users making a purchase, an article in The Information said only 2% of Alexa users purchase with the devices. (more...)
Motorola One Geekbench listing hints at Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4GB RAM Motorola One Geekbench listing hints at Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4GB RAM
- August 19, 2018

Motorola must be really close to launching the much-rumoured Motorola One and One Power . They have been leaked in renders and live images a number of times and we're fairly sure what they are going to look like. The physical similarities between the Motorola P30 and the iPhone X continue on the back, as the former phone has a dual-lens rear camera set up in an nearly identical manner to the latter. (more...)
Google Is Still Tracking Your Location Even If You Turn It Off Google Is Still Tracking Your Location Even If You Turn It Off
- August 19, 2018

Seemingly innocuous searches - AP News highlights "chocolate chip cookies" as a laughably innocent example - will pinpoint your whereabouts ("accurate to the square foot") which will then be logged by your account. While it's extremely hard to completely eliminate all forms of location tracking , there are ways to mitigate the amount of apps storing your data. (more...)
Take That, Note 9: New iPhones Will Get Apple Pencil Take That, Note 9: New iPhones Will Get Apple Pencil
- August 19, 2018

Speaking of the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus , it is aimed at business users. TrendForce cites people familiar with the matter to claim that the two premium iPhone models have already been assembled since late July, while the assembly of the LCD model is scheduled at mid-September. (more...)
A Demo For Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Is Out On Switch Today A Demo For Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Is Out On Switch Today
- August 19, 2018

The demo, which I am downloading on my Switch as we speak, contains all six hunting styles from the full game, and allows players to try out three fights against the Great Maccao, Barioth, and Valstrax. Join the hunt in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch! Last month Nintendo announced its famed destructor of pottery, Link will be a playable character in the Nintendo Switch version. (more...)
Apple to roll out entry-level MacBook in September Apple to roll out entry-level MacBook in September
- August 18, 2018

Much like the rumoured new affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone , this new MacBook Air could be an entry-level model that helps make it more affordable. Apple is widely expected to launch three new iPhones next month but according to a recent report from DigiTimes , that's only the tip of the iceberg. (more...)
Motorola One spotted on GeekBench with Snapdragon 625 and 4GB of RAM Motorola One spotted on GeekBench with Snapdragon 625 and 4GB of RAM
- August 18, 2018

As if the blatant design rip off was not enough, Motorola's advertising materials show the P30 with a wallpaper that's very similar to that of the iPhone X. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC (clocked at 1.8GHz), coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage. There is a 3,000mAh battery under the hood. (more...)
Ford's Answer to the Demon: The 8-Second 2018 Cobra Jet Mustang Ford's Answer to the Demon: The 8-Second 2018 Cobra Jet Mustang
- August 18, 2018

The Ford Performance Parts team developed the 50th Anniversary vehicle to be the most powerful and quickest Mustang Cobra Jet from the factory; capable of topping 150-mph while turning mid-eight-second quarter-mile elapsed times. The official debut for the 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will take place during this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise . It was created to go very fast in a straight line, with fifty produced and six of which were sent off for NHRA competition. (more...)
Australia teen breaks into Apple's secure network Australia teen breaks into Apple's secure network
- August 18, 2018

The teen, who can not be publicly named, was well known in the worldwide hacking community. The firm, which earlier this month became the first private-sector company to surpass US$1 trillion in market value, said it wanted "to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised". (more...)
Shelf-mounted Robots Industry Research Report, Growth Trends and Competitive Analysis 2018 Shelf-mounted Robots Industry Research Report, Growth Trends and Competitive Analysis 2018
- August 18, 2018

The report also provides granular analysis of the market share , segmentation , revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. Production Analysis - The report is analysed with respect to different types and applications . (more...)
Google Tracking Customers Regardless Of Privacy Settings Google Tracking Customers Regardless Of Privacy Settings
- August 18, 2018

But its help page for the Location History setting now states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device". Rather than changing the behavior of the setting so it did what people would expect it to do, the company has instead chosen to simply update its help pages to make it clear how misleading it is being. (more...)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy release delayed to November Spyro Reignited Trilogy release delayed to November
- August 18, 2018

After months of rumors and leaks, Activision finally confirmed the existence of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy back in April. We haven't seen a lot of from the Spyro Reignited Trilogy . The developer announced the delay in an Activision game blog . Recent level highlights include the Hurricos level playthrough, embedded above, as well as the Colossus level from Spyro: Ripto's Rage , which IGN previously debuted. (more...)
Asus unveils 'world's thinnest' GTX 1060 gaming notebook Asus unveils 'world's thinnest' GTX 1060 gaming notebook
- August 18, 2018

As far as power goes, the model will pack Intel's Core i7-8750H processor that will be paired with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 . ROG is calling the Zephyrus S (GX531) the "world's slimmest gaming laptop ", and while its overall thickness is certainly impressive (14.95-15.75mm), some interesting changes needed to be made in order to make sure everything is cooled properly. (more...)
Diablo 3 is coming to Switch complete with exclusive Zelda-themed items Diablo 3 is coming to Switch complete with exclusive Zelda-themed items
- August 18, 2018

Whoops! Well, Blizzard has now officially announced Diablo III Eternal Collection for Switch, which means we have a trailer (featuring Reggie Fils-Aime wackiness) and some additional details to share. Killing countless demons is always more fun with friends, so it's fortunate that the Switch port offers online play, as well as local co-op for up to four players. (more...)