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The Last Remnant Remastered Coming to PS4 this December in Japan The Last Remnant Remastered Coming to PS4 this December in Japan
- September 11, 2018

The original game is considered a cult classic RPG. A PC port arrived in 2009 and addressed numerous problems that plagued the Xbox 360 version. Originally released in 2008, The Last Remnant captured the hearts and minds of gamers with its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system. (more...)
Google Releases Improved USB-C Headphone Adapter, Raises Price Google Releases Improved USB-C Headphone Adapter, Raises Price
- September 11, 2018

Maybe they didn't want to acknowledge the new release because of the price hike, but they should have since it features what appear to be decent upgrades. Google's upgraded in-house dongle has been discreetly made available in the USA at a $12 price. Well, it's slightly thinner and more compact than the original adapter that shipped with the Pixel 2, but more importantly it offers lower latency and better battery life while connected to your phone. (more...)
AT&T plans to offer 5G in Orlando early next year AT&T plans to offer 5G in Orlando early next year
- September 11, 2018

Early in the year, it will light up Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, and "continue to expand" after those 19 cities are connected. Verizon claims that it has leadership in three key areas, 1) a large amount of spectrum holdings, especially with regards to millimeter wave bands, 2) end-to-end "deep fiber" resources, and 3) the capacity to deploy an incredible number of small cells. (more...)
AI Detects More Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts AI Detects More Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts
- September 11, 2018

The SETI Institute has been using IBM Cloud and AI algorithms to analyze over 20 million signals captured by the ATA radio telescopes, using the power of machine learning to greatly improve how anomalous signals of interest can be identified and flagged for further examination. (more...)
Mobile and Ericsson reach $3.5 billion deal for 5G hardware and software Mobile and Ericsson reach $3.5 billion deal for 5G hardware and software
- September 11, 2018

Read also: What is 5G? Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America, added: "We have recently chose to increase our investments in the USA to be closer to our leading customers and better support them with their accelerated 5G deployments; thereby bringing 5G to life for consumers and enterprises across the country". (more...)
Tesla's super-cute smartphone charger is coming back
- September 11, 2018

Now the lucky few who did get their mitts on one are being informed by the electric vehicle maker that the charger is going back in stock with a major change, not in capacity but in price. Despite having a USB-C and USB-A port for charging, there are still many other battery banks available with far superior capacity and output if you can forego wireless charging. (more...)
Tesla cuts number of standard colour options in bid to streamline production Tesla cuts number of standard colour options in bid to streamline production
- September 11, 2018

Tesla will reduce the number of paint options available for the Model S, Model X and Model 3 in a bid to improve production efficiency. Tesla loaded up on debt to speed the company's rapid rise in the auto world. Less than three weeks later, Musk abandoned the go-private plan after what he described as a shareholder revolt. Though the company has faced production issues , concerns about financial health , a reported investigation from the SEC , and questions about the ... (more...)
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XC, MacBook, iPad Pro price and specs leaked
- September 11, 2018

All reports point towards the launch of three new models - an iPhone X successor with a 5.8-inch OLED display ( iPhone Xs ), a larger 6.5-inch OLED model ( iPhone Xs Plus ), and a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD variant ( iPhone Xc ). The iPhone might be the last holdout when Apple continues to switch devices to USB-C this Fall. Still, Apple has faced tight supply of the new low-priced model due to minor complications fitting backlights for the LCD screen, according to people familiar with the ... (more...)
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 will power new smartwatches Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 will power new smartwatches
- September 11, 2018

So listening to music, using Global Positioning System, and doing other common tasks on a smartwatch should mean future owners don't have to worry so much about their device quitting on them too soon. Global Positioning System power consumption is down 50 percent. Whether it be a triathlon or a marathon, the watch has you covered. That's a significant increase, especially when you consider current smartwatches with dedicated Global Positioning System usually max out around 4 or 5 hours. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a Qualcomm ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a Qualcomm ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor
- September 11, 2018

In display fingerprint sensors aren't new, but they are still somewhat finicky. This means the new sensor will be even better and enable Samsung to accommodate it without cutting corners on the durability or the quality of the Galaxy S10's screen. (more...)
Samsung to introduce foldable smartphone Samsung to introduce foldable smartphone
- September 11, 2018

The third screen is located on the opposite side and allows you to access certain functions when the phone is folded. The ad featured a device with a bendable display that folded from a more tablet-like size into a pocketable phone. Koh said in a meeting, "it's time to deliver" on a foldable device. Koh also acknowledged it wasn't easy getting the phone ready, terming it to be a complicated job though the good thing is that the company has nearly concluded the thing. (more...)
Google confirms press event for 09 October, new Pixel phones expected Google confirms press event for 09 October, new Pixel phones expected
- September 11, 2018

This year, the rumours of Pixel Ultra surface because of everything that has happened with the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL so far. Lately, the Pixel 3 XL has been leaked several times in the past few weeks. The Pixel 3 XL has been repeatedly ridiculed by YouTubers due to its ugly notch - we agree, that notch is too big and looks somewhat disgusting. The update to the Pixel line-up would also come on the heels of an Apple event next week that is likely to star new iPhone models. (more...)
OnePlus confirms the 6T will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor OnePlus confirms the 6T will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor
- September 10, 2018

An in-screen scanner could prove a major selling point for the OnePlus 6T , especially as the phone is likely to undercut most flagships, the majority of which don't offer the tech. The Chinese company first meant to implement the fingerprint-on-display, or FOD, feature into the OnePlus 5T but decided against it as the technology hadn't been fine-tuned to deliver a fast and seamless user experience at that time. (more...)
Free Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience Arriving During the 2018 Holiday Season Free Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience Arriving During the 2018 Holiday Season
- September 10, 2018

For the fans of the franchise, you'll probably want to key in on Sora's new keyblade, the Nano Arms, that shows up along with Baymax and the Big Hero 6 heroes. One of the new Disney properties to be featured in Kingdom Hearts III , Baymax and Hiro from Big Hero 6 make a strong debut in Square Enix's new trailer that's best watched with closed captions turned on to understand what's happening. (more...)
Kia Telluride Debuts In New York City Kia Telluride Debuts In New York City
- September 10, 2018

The New York show vehicle's interior draws heavily from the rest of Kia's lineup. Maxwell wanted to give back to his hometown of Marfa, Texas and Kia's philanthropic wing is donating funding to the Marfa public schools. The 265/50R-20 off-road tires wrap around flat-black alloy wheels and the spare tire has been custom mounted to the rear hatch, which opens to a metal- and leather-trimmed cargo area. (more...)
Apple's 2018 iPhones: Naming, specs, price, launch and availability Apple's 2018 iPhones: Naming, specs, price, launch and availability
- September 10, 2018

At its WWDC event in June, Apple unveiled the new operating systems for iPhone , iPad, Apple Watch , and Apple TV - called iOS 12, Watch OS 5, and tvOS 12, respectively. So even those in the U.S. have to dole out additional dough for it. That being said, this is still an iPhone so the final price could still make your wallet wince. (more...)
Moto G6 Plus to be launched in India today: Expected price, specifications Moto G6 Plus to be launched in India today: Expected price, specifications
- September 10, 2018

Fortunately, Indian smartphone buyers didn't have to wait long for the G6 Plus to land. The Moto G6 Plus , based on its specs, will slot above the Moto G6 and will look to take on the likes of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. (more...)
IPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9 cases show up in Walmart IPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9 cases show up in Walmart
- September 10, 2018

While refreshed Apple Watches , iPad Pros and wireless chargers are also expected to be on deck this week, it's the iPhone line - which accounted for 62 per cent of Apple's revenue previous year - that analysts will be watching most closely during the company's "Gather Round" event on Wednesday at the company's new campus in Cupertino, Calif. (more...)
This greaseproof Xbox One controller is 2018's biggest innovation in gaming This greaseproof Xbox One controller is 2018's biggest innovation in gaming
- September 10, 2018

But only through the Xbox Australia Facebook page . You can find out for yourself if you end up being one of the lucky two hundred owners of this limited edition controller. Massively popular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds left the Xbox One Game Preview program on schedule on september 4, with an update that brings the game from early access beta to its full release . (more...)
September 6 Nintendo Direct Delayed Due to natural disaster in Japan September 6 Nintendo Direct Delayed Due to natural disaster in Japan
- September 10, 2018

Nintendo uses Direct events to connect with users and inform them of company performance, new products, and ongoing issues. Many folks reported seeing Yoshi's Crafted World mentioned on the "You might also like..." section of the Nintendo website (thanks, Zalman ). (more...)
Apple Bans Alex Jones From Its App Store Apple Bans Alex Jones From Its App Store
- September 09, 2018

Apple confirmed with TechCrunch this that it's pulled the controversial conspiracy theorist/provocateur from the App Store this week, banning the Infowars app over violations to its "objectionable content" rules. Ultimately, most people can probably agree with Apple's latest decision. The company had earlier removed the entire library of Infowars podcasts from iTunes and its Podcasts app. (more...)
Battlefield 5 battle royale mode Firestorm has Conquest-style objectives Battlefield 5 battle royale mode Firestorm has Conquest-style objectives
- September 09, 2018

There will be several types of Objectives in a Firestorm match . Battlefield V's upcoming Firestorm mode sounds like an exciting take on the battle royale genre, especially with the destruction on offer from the Frostbite engine. There are also other transport vehicles for all to use. The set is inspired by Firestorm, but it can be used in any multiplayer mode. It also gives fans a look at Tides of War, a series of post-launch content that will be available for all Battlefield V players. (more...)
Fortnite: Shifty Shafts Treasure Map & Treasure Location (Season 5, Week 9) Fortnite: Shifty Shafts Treasure Map & Treasure Location (Season 5, Week 9)
- September 09, 2018

Finding the location where the map is pointing is the hard part of this task. While the location itself is easy enough to find, there's a pretty good chance you'll die after you grab it. Here's where the Shifty Shafts treasure location is in Fortnite Battle Royale . Outside of the chests near the top, you'll have to foot it into Salty Springs or Dusty Divot if you want a gun. (more...)
Amazon Just Announced a Newly Updated Fire HD 8 Tablet Amazon Just Announced a Newly Updated Fire HD 8 Tablet
- September 09, 2018

The Amazon Fire HD 8 price in the United States has been set at $79.99 for the 16GB storage variant, while its 32GB storage model can be purchased at $109.99 (roughly Rs. Purchased separately, the duo would cost $119.98, so this bundle saves you $25. We are informed that Alexa Announcements also features fun sound effects for common household announcements, such as, "It's bedtime", which plays a twinkle twinkle effect, or "The movie is about to start" which plays a show tune followed ... (more...)
Civilization VI heading to the Switch in November Civilization VI heading to the Switch in November
- September 09, 2018

Capcom also surprise-released a demo for Mega Man 11 on Switch last night, likely an "out now" announcement that was planned for the Direct. Confirmed on the game's official website, Civilization 6 is Switch-bound. However, it's easy to see that such a turn-based strategy game would be flawless fodder for the Nintendo Switch and as we found out with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the Switch is more than capable of putting out a great strategy game. (more...)