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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launching with 14 MP maps Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launching with 14 MP maps
- October 08, 2018

The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 map list will contain 10 new multiplayer arenas for players to take on their opponents in. There's either not enough or they aren't as they'd expected, but with the exclusion of a single-player campaign, and the introduction of battle royale Blackout , it looks like Treyarch's focus has shifted to perfecting online gameplay. (more...)
Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update Has Turned Into A Huge Mess Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update Has Turned Into A Huge Mess
- October 08, 2018

On Reddit, upgraders posted that files were being deleted from the Documents, Pictures and Downloads folders, where user data is stored in Windows 10. Microsoft recommends users who downloaded the update manually to install it and ask to wait for a new version. While this bug only affected a small amount of users, for those affected it has been a major problem. (more...)
Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram
- October 07, 2018

The geo-tagged data would appear to users in their Facebook profile's activity log. Bottom line: 2018 has been the worst year in Facebook's history, as the social network lurches from one PR disaster to another, so it's surprising to learn the company is testing an Instagram setting that many will see as a violation of their privacy. (more...)
Smart TV kit featuring Google Home Mini and third-gen Chromecast leaks
- October 07, 2018

It shows not only a white Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL and their pricing through EE, but a launch date for Home Hub . The device could be seen featuring minimal bezels on the front-fascia with a slightly thick chin at the bottom. Last year, the Mountain View-based company used its Made By Google event to introduce new Pixel smartphones alongside its Google Home Mini and Home Max smart speakers. (more...)
Ford Ranger claims towing and payload titles Ford Ranger claims towing and payload titles
- October 07, 2018

We just reported on alleged leaked information for GM's new Duramax diesel in the half-ton Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra . "Think of Ranger as the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear", said Rick Bolt, chief engineer for the new Ford Ranger. (more...)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s First DLC Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s First DLC "The Forge" Announced
- October 07, 2018

In The Forge , Lara will traverse the "lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods" to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Along the way, you'll also discover details regarding a friend's ancient legacy, and overcome "a danger long thought to be lost in flame". (more...)
Telltale's The Walking Dead game will now be finished by Skybound Telltale's The Walking Dead game will now be finished by Skybound
- October 07, 2018

Per Variety's article, a Skybound spokesperson also claimed that the company was looking to work with Telltale developers to finish the game, but that no details have been finalised. Speaking to the entire Walking Dead universe, Kirkman said "Come on, we can't lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year", referring to the AMC drama's much publicized approaching exit of its leading star. (more...)
Microsoft surface is developing into a powerful creators platform Microsoft surface is developing into a powerful creators platform
- October 07, 2018

Elsewhere, that USB-C support has been added to the Surface Studio 2 , the 2-in-1 Surface Pro 6 has been given a refresh, there are some new headphones, and there's a new zero interest purchase option rolling out in the USA called Surface All Access that bundles a device with an Office 365 subscription. (more...)
NEWS Sony confirms November's free PS4 games for PS Plus members NEWS Sony confirms November's free PS4 games for PS Plus members
- October 07, 2018

The reveal comes awfully early this time around, as Sony usually only does so around the end of the month. Bulletstorm : Full Clip Edition is the remaster of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC's Bulletstorm . "Kiwami" literally translates to "Extreme" and with good reason: The game is packed with new features and content beyond just a casual up-rez of the original game. (more...)
Final Fantasy XIV and Ubisoft servers under DDoS attack Final Fantasy XIV and Ubisoft servers under DDoS attack
- October 07, 2018

Acknowledging it "may impact connections to our games as well as server latency" the publisher took "steps to mitigate this issue" and after several hours, reported the issues as resolved. A DDoS attack is created to overwhelm a server with so many requests that the server just buckles under the weight. They are often carried out maliciously, and unfortunately seem to be deployed during times in which people will most want to use the servers. (more...)
PSN Name Changes Are Apparently Coming Very Soon PSN Name Changes Are Apparently Coming Very Soon
- October 07, 2018

In a new report from Kotaku , it is said that three anonymous multiplayer game developers at three different studios have in recent months begun to fix various issues and settings associated with their games to prepare for the potential of name changes. (more...)
Apple Is Taking Away Your Ability to Repair Your own laptop Apple Is Taking Away Your Ability to Repair Your own laptop
- October 07, 2018

After a T2-equipped Apple system is repaired, it'll only boot up if a diagnostic software called Apple Service Toolkit 2 gives it a green signal. A document distributed to Apple's Authorized Service Providers last month describes the measures. (more...)
Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update Due To Massive Bug Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update Due To Massive Bug
- October 07, 2018

In the meantime, it's recommended that Windows users back up their personal data, particularly anything sensitive and sentimental, if not defer the update until an official fix has been released. Many Redditors and Microsoft forum users complained regarding the issue, and it looks like the company has listened to them. Microsoft urges customers to wait with the installation of the Windows 10 feature update ; users who downloaded the ISO files manually or created installation media are ... (more...)
Netflix Dominates the Video Streaming Statistics for the World Netflix Dominates the Video Streaming Statistics for the World
- October 07, 2018

Netflix's position was even more pronounced when compared to the other leading internet bandwidth users. Highlighting the geographic differences between legal services, BitTorrent file sharing now accounts for 32 percent of upstream data traffic in Europe, Africa and the Middle East but only 9 percent of traffic in the Americas. (more...)
LG V40 ThinQ is the World's First Five-Camera Smartphone LG V40 ThinQ is the World's First Five-Camera Smartphone
- October 07, 2018

LG V40 ThinQ flaunts a giant 6.4-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440x3120 and a density of 537 pixels-per-inch. The phone supports Always-on display feature too. Samsung last month launched Galaxy A7 2018 with three-camera setup which includes 24-megapixel, 8-megapixel and additional 5-megapixel sensors . (more...)
Amazon Puts Smarthome Control Front and Center In Updated Alexa App Amazon Puts Smarthome Control Front and Center In Updated Alexa App
- October 06, 2018

The new app-level change comes days after the e-commerce giant brought its new Echo speakers as well as expanded Alexa to devices such as a microwave and a wall clock. While these are refurbished models, Amazon says that they're all tested and certified to look and work like new, so you don't have to worry about receiving a unit that's been dinged up or possibly not functional. (more...)
Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch 'Brains' Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch 'Brains'
- October 06, 2018

The rover has had issues storing some key science and engineering data going back to September 15. The Curiosity rover has two brains i.e. Side-A and Side-B which aren't two halves of a single brain but two identical central processing systems that can work in the congregation or as standalone when required. (more...)
Britain's O2 says looking into a network issue Britain's O2 says looking into a network issue
- October 06, 2018

The most affected areas included Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester, as well as south Wales, Belfast and most of south-eastern England, including London. He wrote on Twitter: "Hey @O2 your network is down in Old Trafford. Not a surprise normally but it's not match day!", he said online. When will it be back? The telecommunications network O2 has acknowledged a problem with its service amid complaints from customers across the UK. (more...)
Samsung Electronics posts record Q3 operating profit Samsung Electronics posts record Q3 operating profit
- October 06, 2018

Although neither the Galaxy S9 nor the recently launched Galaxy Note 9 was able to revive the falling smartphone sales for Samsung , its other businesses made up for the unexpected performance. The mobile unit suffered a heavy blow after a damaging worldwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 devices over exploding batteries two years ago, which cost the firm billions of dollars. (more...)
Twitter's new update brings 'data saver' feature for iOS Twitter's new update brings 'data saver' feature for iOS
- October 06, 2018

We will add more details once we try these features out ourselves. This option was already available to the Twitterati using PCs, mobile sites, and Twitter Lite . Previously, Twitter offered users the ability to manually adjust autoplay and media quality. All this now falls under a single control. The update also brings some other tweaks including group chat management, where you can manage who's in your group chats, better labels for some types of Twitter ads, and voice accessibility ... (more...)
Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at the lowest price yet - $816 Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at the lowest price yet - $816
- October 06, 2018

You must also own your handset, so you can't trade in a leased handset. Samsung has introduced two new colors for the festive season, one for the Galaxy Note 9 , and the other for the Galaxy S9 +. 67,990, whereas the Galaxy S9+ starts at Rs. 64,900. If you have the AT&T Galaxy Note 9, you should be able to grab the update from the Settings " Software update menu on the phone. (more...)
Internet provider groups sue California over net neutrality rules Internet provider groups sue California over net neutrality rules
- October 06, 2018

California's passing of the new net neutrality law isn't sitting well with industry groups that represent AT&T , Charter , Comcast, Verizon , among others. The Justice Department should not have to spend valuable time and resources to file this suit today, but we have a duty to defend the prerogatives of the federal government and protect our Constitutional order. (more...)
Nintendo patents a case that transforms your phone into a Game Boy Nintendo patents a case that transforms your phone into a Game Boy
- October 05, 2018

Game Boy-style phone modifications aren't a new thing, however their unofficial nature has often resulted in quite the disappointment. The patent, first discovered by Siliconera , was filed earlier this year and has a publication date of September 27, 2018. (more...)
IPhone Xs and Xs Max have charging issues IPhone Xs and Xs Max have charging issues
- October 05, 2018

He's also pointed out that shooting in RAW on iPhone XS results in not so great images, and iPhone X performs better. This is not an issue that plagues all new iPhone Xs and Xs Max models, with a small number of complaints being found at this stage. (more...)
Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides
- October 05, 2018

The functionality isn't live for everyone just yet; the Assistant just turns up web search results when I ask for a ride to the airport. When your hands are all tied up, you can just say "Hey Google, book a ride to the Airport" to your Android phone, iPhone, Google Home, or any smart speaker with the Assistant. (more...)