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Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18 Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18
- September 14, 2018

I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... What was the standout moment for you? Some existing titles such as Splatoon 2 have received significant updates , too. You will only be able to unlink a user account from a Nintendo Account until 8 p.m. ET on Sep. Otherwise, the announcement has no other information regarding details for the Nintendo Switch 's new paid online gameplay service, particularly availability worldwide. (more...)
IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression
- September 14, 2018

The XR's pricing is "below expectation" and "effectively obsoletes" the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus units as "most consumers would opt for the iPhone XR in both cases", Goldman's analysts noted. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size. The iPhone X was unveiled only a year ago and it went on sale in November 2017. (more...)
Forza Horizon 4 is ready to hit the market Forza Horizon 4 is ready to hit the market
- September 14, 2018

For the remainder of September, you can get a year's membership for almost 20% off while also securing yourself two fantastic games which are yours to keep forever, even if you don't renew your Game Pass subscription. The cars included in this pack were featured in Goldfinger (1964), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and other James Bond movies. It's also been revealed that some of the cars will boast their own Q-style gadgets, such as the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 , which will make use of ... (more...)
Multiple Classic Final Fantasy Titles Coming to the Xbox One
- September 14, 2018

What this essentially is, is a bunch of multiplatform Final Fantasy goodness, the majority of it being titles that were already on PlayStation platforms making their way to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The HD version of the iOS and Android game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last week. On top of that is Chocobo's Dungeon: Everybuddy!, a new entry in the Mystery Dungeon roguelike series that will be out this winter. (more...)
Goldman Sachs analyst thinks $749 iPhone XR is too cheap Goldman Sachs analyst thinks $749 iPhone XR is too cheap
- September 14, 2018

The latest version of the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls. Apple's iPhone XR pricing strategy shows the company is pushing users onto a more secure authentication, signaling that Apple Pay enhancements are coming, Goldman Sachs says. (more...)
Know the differences between iPhone XS and iPhone XR Know the differences between iPhone XS and iPhone XR
- September 14, 2018

The company is no longer selling the iPhone X, 6S, 6S Plus, or SE through its website. Your choice might come dowv to color. On the surface, the iPhone XR feels like an iPhone X, at least from the front. Any of the new iPhones can handle the worst rainstorm. It shares similar qualities as the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max , but there's a reason why it's $250 cheaper than the Xs. (more...)
Polar's latest watches know if you're maximizing your workouts Polar's latest watches know if you're maximizing your workouts
- September 14, 2018

However, there are some differences to be aware of with the Vantage V (shown below) and Vantage M. Since the former is replacing the more advanced V800, this takes over as Polar's sports watch flagship. Polar running power is based on speed, how fast that speed is changing and altitude gradient (based on barometer), displaying the information as a number representing the power that the user's muscles are supplying during running - in real time. (more...)
IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface
- September 14, 2018

Predictably, folks on Twitter did not greet the news favorably. The first has a 5.8-inch AMOLED panel, the second has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display (the biggest screen ever seen on an Apple phone) and the third is in the middle with a 6.1-inch display and the LCD technology. (more...)
Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Coming to Nintendo Switch in November Diablo 3 Eternal Collection Coming to Nintendo Switch in November
- September 14, 2018

You can pre-load it via the Nintendo eShop for USA and Europe right now. Diablo III Eternal Collection has been forged to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch System's flexibility and versatility, whether players are using the Joy-Con controller or a Pro Controller. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Assassin's Creed III Remastered Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Assassin's Creed III Remastered
- September 14, 2018

Story Arc 2 - The Fate of Atlantis: In the second story arc, players will confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece. The Assassin's Creed III remaster will also be available standalone for PC, PS4, and Xbox One when it goes live in March, Ubisoft said. (more...)
PS4 Firmware Update Version 6.00 Is Live PS4 Firmware Update Version 6.00 Is Live
- September 13, 2018

Does it bring any new features? It's now possible to search for content on the PlayStation 4 storefront using a virtual keyboard. Dropping sporadically and seldom containing anything to get excited about, Sony aren't really taking the Microsoft approach of constantly updating and improving their console through patches. (more...)
Samsung opens its largest store in India Samsung opens its largest store in India
- September 13, 2018

Consumers can also pre-book the Centre's home theatre zone for watching movies and shows with their families. These experiences revolve around transformative technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), which Samsung is pioneering globally. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Will Have Two Gameplay Modes for Exploration Assassin's Creed Odyssey Will Have Two Gameplay Modes for Exploration
- September 13, 2018

In Exploration mode , objectives have to be sought out by wondering the world, and you'll need to explore to discover the next objective on your quest. An example of this is in the image below, in which I came across a quest, but not the exact location is could be started from. Needless to say, I didn't last long - I'll likely be selecting Guided mode when given the choice. (more...)
Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone
- September 13, 2018

It also means that Apple no longer sells any phones with 3.5mm headphone jacks. Here's the theory: If Apple followed its usual protocol and offered the $999 iPhone XS, as well as a phone that was nearly exactly the same but $100 cheaper, it would likely confuse customers and cannibalize sales. (more...)
The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle
- September 13, 2018

The official Apple website reflects the new price list. The A12 Bionic is faster and more efficient than before and packs Apple's own GPU as well as an improved neural engine. The decision is likely to alienate some holdouts who still use the old school wired headphones offered by Apple over the years and haven't yet embraced the lightning cable. (more...)
Google Home to land in S. Korea Google Home to land in S. Korea
- September 13, 2018

Given the use of Assistant and Google Home to set timers, or alarms at bed time it's safe to say that those functions wouldn't be limited by the Digital Wellbeing controls. "Family mode" or "Filters" could limit what content kids can search and voice games they can access. While the correct performance is rarely for certain obvious, there's a Downtime characteristic that could presumably presumably quit other folk from the usage of Dwelling at particular instances of the day, a lot like ... (more...)
Microsoft To-Do Picks Up Faster Sync on Mobile Microsoft To-Do Picks Up Faster Sync on Mobile
- September 13, 2018

On the iOS platform, Microsoft To-Do now allows you to move tasks between lists more easily by swiping from the left on the to-do, tapping the yellow "Move to" button, and selecting the new list. This particular update includes faster sync for newly created lists and better voiceover support when completing tasks. The "Planned" tab is making its debut on the web version of To-Do, and it isn't now available on any other platform. (more...)
Ericsson bags $3.5 billion 5G network deployment contract from T
- September 13, 2018

T-Mobile, the third biggest US mobile carrier, said in February it was working with Ericsson and rival network vendor Nokia of Finland to build out 5G networks in 30 USA cities during 2018. Ericsson ranks as the largest supplier of mobile network technology ahead of Nokia. "Initially by having the 5G network ready, what that enables us to do is to trial and test the early versions of the handsets and dongles and mobile hotspots and tablets, and the manufacturers come through and test ... (more...)
Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR
- September 13, 2018

That's on the table, too. As of today, the cheapest iPhone available on Apple's site is the $449 iPhone 7 (or the $569 iPhone 7 Plus ). 'The iPhone Xs Max price reflects the name.,' Twitter user @juhasaarinen wrote. The iPhone XR should also last longer than the iPhone 8 between charges, as Apple has claimed that it will last for up to 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus , which itself lasts longer than the iPhone 8. (more...)
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong to Leave the Verizon Unit Oath CEO Tim Armstrong to Leave the Verizon Unit
- September 13, 2018

Armstrong, who has been at the helm of Oath since 2017, but previously led AOL since 2009 and remained in his position as CEO in 2015 when Verizon acquired it, will be replaced by Oath's President and Chief Operating Officer K. Gowrappan previously served as Alibaba's global managing director, focused on worldwide expansion for consumer and enterprise products across e-commerce, entertainment and media, and payments. (more...)
Apple iPhone Xs vs iPhone X: Here's what is different
- September 13, 2018

However, with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max , and iPhone XR , only the display needs to be illuminated (locked or unlocked) to trigger a notification on your phone prompting you to perform the action from the tag. The iPhone X is available only in 64 GB and 256 GB models. This was the reason Apple went for a cheaper LCD panel and a single camera for the iPhone XR . (more...)
Sphero Bolt is a robotic ball with programmable LED lights Sphero Bolt is a robotic ball with programmable LED lights
- September 13, 2018

The Bolt also features 360-degree infrared communication so several Bolts can talk to each other even when rolling around and on the move. So, using the app, the Sphero Bolt could be programmed to run an assault course, flashing arrows on its display as it turns corners, spinning on the spot as it collides with an object. (more...)
Google Cloud AI announces new head Google Cloud AI announces new head
- September 13, 2018

Greene added that the transition has been planned for some time, as Li had always meant to return to her job at Stanford. Li will return to Stanford University as a professor and continue to operate as an AI and machine learning advisor at the firm, Google Cloud said in a statement yesterday (local time). (more...)
Sombra will get a Legendary skin, Demon Hunter, to celebrate BlizzCon 2018 Sombra will get a Legendary skin, Demon Hunter, to celebrate BlizzCon 2018
- September 13, 2018

There's still a chance to get this fantastic new skin, but you're going to have to wait awhile. BlizzCon is Blizzard's annual convention, where they reveal upcoming content for their titles, host panels discussing a variety of topics and answering fan questions, and host competitions that vary between cosplay contests and StarCraft tournaments. (more...)
Confirmed: OnePlus 6T has abandoned the headphone port. Here's why Confirmed: OnePlus 6T has abandoned the headphone port. Here's why
- September 13, 2018

The phone will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display , with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 per cent. At the bottom of the wallpaper, a bright green circle enclosing a pattern stands out; a blatant hint that the OnePlus 6T's display will be housing a in-display fingerprint sensor . (more...)