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Samsung launches Fortnite contest for Note 9 gamers with $5250 grand prize
- September 19, 2018

Yeah, that's a serious prize package anyone would love to have. The contest runs until the end of the month. First off, the grand prize victor will get to play " Fortnite " with Tyler "Ninja" Blevins live on Twitch for two hours- have your Galaxy skin ready, though, because that's the squad look according to the contest rules . (more...)
Amazon's Fire 7 tablet is on sale for $35 Amazon's Fire 7 tablet is on sale for $35
- September 19, 2018

Users are still be able to use the controller with the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, Fire TV Stick 1, and Fire TV Stick 2 as of now. If you are looking for an early Christmas gift, I would recommend buying one. It runs Fire OS, so you have access to Alexa and all the usual Amazon content. Amazon is running their monthly sale on Kindle e-readers and this one is only available for Prime Members who reside in the United States. (more...)
IPhone XS Max, Apple Watch S4 Were This Weekend’s Big Winners IPhone XS Max, Apple Watch S4 Were This Weekend’s Big Winners
- September 19, 2018

No matter how you slice it, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are significantly faster in LTE performance, based on these early results. "But if you have an iPhone X, you don't need these new phones". Both of his iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xs are in the gold variant and sport an internal storage capacity of 512GB, which only means both iPhone models are very expensive, with the iPhone Xs Max going as high as for $1,449 in the USA for the highest storage version. (more...)
Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display
- September 19, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the upcoming Google Home Hub. The company announced partnerships with Lenovo, Sony, LG and JBL to build smart displays at CES earlier this year, and Lenovo began shipping its Google Assistant-powered smart display last month . (more...)
Google remotely enabled battery saving mode on some Android 9 Pie phones Google remotely enabled battery saving mode on some Android 9 Pie phones
- September 19, 2018

The fact this was an internal experiment that got pushed out to a number of users by accident is worrying, despite being only a minor change. Late last week, some people using Android 9.0 Pie discovered that the feature had been switched on, even when the handsets were nearly fully charged. (more...)
You Can Now Use Google Maps With Apple CarPlay You Can Now Use Google Maps With Apple CarPlay
- September 19, 2018

With Google Maps' update now out the door, users can enjoy all that it has to offer via a car's built-in touchscreen thanks to CarPlay and that's a great thing if you have a vehicle with such functionality. That adds compatibility with CarPlay. We are expecting Waze and some other third-party, non-Apple Maps, products to be available as well on Apple CarPlay in the near future. (more...)
Google’s Family Gets New Features and Expands to New Countries Google’s Family Gets New Features and Expands to New Countries
- September 19, 2018

It was previously only available for parents, and children younger than 13. The ability to set screen time limits and manage the apps children can use is also to be added. The catch is that doing this will lock them out of their phones for 24 hours and send a notification to their parents. Ultimately, it's up to each individual family to have a conversation and decide what's right for them. (more...)
Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive
- September 19, 2018

Automakers had been wary of working with tech companies on computer systems that run navigation, entertainment and communication operations in their vehicles, preferring instead to develop their own. But as more cars become linked to the internet, automakers are finding suppliers who have better systems that can be updated, he said. Under the terms of the deal, Google will have access to data generated through the auto units, but can only collect it with permission from the customer. (more...)
Here's How Xiaomi Mocked Apple For Steep Pricing Of New iPhones
- September 19, 2018

Kuo expects the iPhone XS Max to account for 25-30% of all new iPhone sales and has pushed back the iPhone XS to 10-15% share. These phones truly destroy the iPhone X when it comes to download at maximum speed in AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon's networks.Credit: Tom's GuideAccording to this test by network speed probing site SpeedSmart.net, the iPhone XS new "Gigabit LTE" - as Apple calls it - internet connectivity is much, much faster than the previous generation. (more...)
Ferrari aims to double its earnings with 15 new models Ferrari aims to double its earnings with 15 new models
- September 18, 2018

Earlier today, we got a peek at the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 concept cars, but now official details and images have been released, and they look tearfully incredible. Limited editions, such as the $2.1 million LaFerrari Aperta convertible, are often highly-sought and go to the company's most loyal customers. Mr Camilleri took the helm at Ferrari in July, following the death of Sergio Marchionne. (more...)
Capcom Closes Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Capcom Closes Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver
- September 18, 2018

This was done with the aim to review the allocation of development resources to support the creation of "world-class content". Capcom has shared a notice detailing the financial ramifications of "the termination of development projects" previously in the works at Capcom Vancouver, though details on the cancelations such as specific games or the number of projects affected were not given. (more...)
The Witcher Tales' is Out in December — Gwent Spin-Off 'Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales' is Out in December — Gwent Spin-Off 'Thronebreaker
- September 18, 2018

So yeah, while CD Projekt RED describes it as a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher , you should not expect anything ground-breaking as the original The Witcher 3 game or the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 . Both Gwent and Thronebreaker will be exclusively available via GOG on October 23, but Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players will need to wait until December 4 for the titles to release on their platforms. (more...)
YouTube Shutting Down YouTube Gaming App Next March YouTube Shutting Down YouTube Gaming App Next March
- September 18, 2018

YouTube's new gaming destination personalizes video game content based on a user's favorite games, and automatically integrates the content from any of the video game channels they already subscribe to. In an effort to help those who are new to content creation, YouTube is also creating a dedicated On the Rise section. YouTube isn't entirely clear on this works in its blog post and my attempt - which involved selecting 23 videos on different games from different creators - to figure it out ... (more...)
New iPhones are bigger in size and price tag
- September 18, 2018

These phones truly destroy the iPhone X when it comes to download at maximum speed in AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon's networks.Credit: Tom's GuideAccording to this test by network speed probing site SpeedSmart.net, the iPhone XS new "Gigabit LTE" - as Apple calls it - internet connectivity is much, much faster than the previous generation. (more...)
New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer, Cover Art Revealed New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer, Cover Art Revealed
- September 18, 2018

Kingdom Hearts III tells the story of the power of friendship as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure and support each other through hard times. KINGDOM HEARTS III is coming to Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation® 4 on January 29, 2019. As you can see, the box art features Sora and company looking out across a dazzling sky, ready for whatever danger gets in their way next. (more...)
Xiaomi-owned Huami launches Amazfit Verge with OLED display, 5-day battery Xiaomi-owned Huami launches Amazfit Verge with OLED display, 5-day battery
- September 18, 2018

The Amazfit Verge has a circular 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360. The watch has essential features such as all day heart rate monitoring, abnormal heart rate notification, NFC with payment support and Global Positioning System. (more...)
Twitter Is Fixing Its Timeline Twitter Is Fixing Its Timeline
- September 18, 2018

Giving its over 336 million users more control, Twitter has announced that it will completely revert their timeline into a pure reverse chronological feed. So, we're working on providing you with an easily accessible way to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most relevant for you and a timeline of the latest Tweets. (more...)
Everything removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Everything removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
- September 18, 2018

With the Windows 10 October 2018 Update nearly ready to ship, Microsoft has announced the features it's chopping from the next release or no longer developing. Windows 10 users running April 2018 Update will be getting KB4464218. The information previously available in the TPM management console is now available on the Device security page in the Windows Defender Security Center . (more...)
Mayochup, anyone? Heinz says new sauce is hitting store shelves Mayochup, anyone? Heinz says new sauce is hitting store shelves
- September 18, 2018

That means that Mayochup is going to be sold in USA stores... and we all know that once something is available stateside, it's only a matter of time before it comes to the UK. Heinz Mayochup sauce, the delicious blend of mayonnaise and ketchup that divided the Internet earlier this year , is officially making its USA debut, and Heinz is letting America decide who gets the first taste, according to a statement Monday. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 with Bigger Display and ECG Capability Launched Apple Watch Series 4 with Bigger Display and ECG Capability Launched
- September 18, 2018

In one of the company's signature launch events at its headquarters in Cupertino, California Wednesday, September 12, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the most advanced iPhones ever. A bigger version will be called the iPhone XS Max, which looks to be about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus, though the screen size is much bigger. This will make the new Watch better. (more...)
USA to spare Apple watch, many gadgets from new China tariffs
- September 18, 2018

Per Bloomberg , "a product code that covers Apple Inc.'s Watch and AirPods - as well as similar smart watches, fitness trackers and other goods made by competitors including Fitbit Inc. The United States is ready to negotiate a trade deal with China whenever Beijing is prepared for serious talks that will reduce tariffs and eliminate non-tariff trade barriers. (more...)
Amazon is reportedly making a microwave -- and 7 other secret Alexa gadgets Amazon is reportedly making a microwave -- and 7 other secret Alexa gadgets
- September 18, 2018

Smart speakers, smart displays and smart buttons - Amazon's ambitions for its Alexa voice assistant have been growing, but it's only built a few narrow categories of Alexa products itself. Amazon also earlier this year bought the smart doorbell maker Ring. One ongoing criticism of Amazon's Echo, Dot and related smart speakers is that their sound quality isn't great , whereas smart speakers by Sonos Inc., Google LLC's Home Max and even Apple Inc.'s HomePod offer high-fidelity sound, ... (more...)
Video game loot boxes under scrutiny by 16 gambling regulators Video game loot boxes under scrutiny by 16 gambling regulators
- September 18, 2018

Gambling regulators from 16 agencies signed an agreement Monday in an effort to tackle the "blurring of lines between gaming and gambling". The document states that these bodies are "increasingly concerned" with gambling-like features showing up in games, including practices like skin betting , loot boxes , and gambling themed content, which might mean mobile games that resemble things like slot machines but don't directly ask for money. (more...)
OnePlus offers the OnePlus offers the "ultimate gaming setup" worth $30000 to one Crackables victor
- September 18, 2018

There will be opportunities to win prizes at multiple stages in the game, but only 1 will be awarded the grand prize, an ultimate gaming setup, valued at $30,000. The challenge tests your memory, speed and skill. The puzzle has six parts, arranged as the sides of a cube. This piece of technology is required to further play Crackables for a chance to win the grand prize. (more...)
"Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro with 6.26" Notch Display & Quad Cameras Leaked
- September 18, 2018

Leaked retail box of Redmi Note 6 Pro reveals major changes in the screen design and camera along with incremental specifications upgrade. The leaked image does confirm that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will have a 6.26-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. (more...)