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Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop gets new Base, Limited models Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop gets new Base, Limited models
- October 13, 2018

So, what's different? Instead of a single 256GB SSD, the new base model pairs a smaller 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. If you prefer having that extra SSD space, $1,800 gets you 256GB of SSD and 2TB of hard drive space as well - as per PCGamer . (more...)
All the Pixel 3 Features Coming to the Pixel 2 All the Pixel 3 Features Coming to the Pixel 2
- October 13, 2018

It's huge. It's gaping. Going by the product specs , the Gamevice Pixel 3 XL device pulls power from the phone rather than relying on an internal battery . Another awesome feature is that Top shot will select from the multiple pictures in which the everyone is looking at the camera in the group photo. This new feature, like many others, uses Google's efforts in machine learning to predict what you want, need, or should say while replying or typing an email. (more...)
Diablo Reign of Terror teased, Diablo III to get cross-platform multiplayer Diablo Reign of Terror teased, Diablo III to get cross-platform multiplayer
- October 13, 2018

It's worth noting that the popular publisher and developer now has multiple projects in the works-some of which may benefit from receiving cross-play-so it's safe to presume that even more information regarding those ventures will be announced during BlizzCon 2018 . (more...)
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion Launching in November for Mobile Devices Assassin’s Creed Rebellion Launching in November for Mobile Devices
- October 13, 2018

Recruitable characters include new and familiar faces, such as Ezio Auditore, Aguilar de Nerha, Maria, Shao Jun, Ishak Pasha, Machiavelli, Maria, Horacio de Heredia and Claudia Auditore. This crossover of characters is achieved by a new Animus that allows several memories to be merged into one. Gather powerful Assassins in a single Brotherhood and unite against the Templars and the oppression raging in Spain. (more...)
Walmart-owned Flipkart not wary of Amazon this festival season Walmart-owned Flipkart not wary of Amazon this festival season
- October 12, 2018

After less than two days into the festive season sale, India's top online retailers Flipkart and Amazon have claimed record-breaking numbers and indicated that their sales during the first two days have already surpassed the overall sales that they generated during the entire five-day sale past year. (more...)
Internet Shutdown Across the Globe In Next 48 Hours? Internet Shutdown Across the Globe In Next 48 Hours?
- October 12, 2018

If you have come across something similar and are anxious about the coming internet-less weekend, then you don't really have much to worry about. "Note that data analysis suggests that more than 99% of users whose resolvers are validating will be unaffected", an ICANN spokesperson told NDTV. (more...)
New WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call New WhatsApp bug let hackers hijack accounts with a video call
- October 12, 2018

The discovery led to Tavis Ormandy , a vulnerability researcher at Google, declaring the issue could "completely compromise WhatsApp". In a statement, a WhatsApp spokesman has confirmed that the instant messaging app has been able to tackle this error once and for all. (more...)
Command & Conquer Remasters Are Being Considered By EA Command & Conquer Remasters Are Being Considered By EA
- October 12, 2018

Command and Conquer Rivals is a free-to-play mobile where players fight in 1v1 matches as either the Rivals , GDI or Brotherhood of Nod. The original Command & Conquer could be about to make a comeback, as EA producer Jim Vessella reveals that the publisher is "exploring some exciting ideas" for the series' 25th birthday in 2020. (more...)
Here are all of the Fortnite Skull Trooper Challenges Here are all of the Fortnite Skull Trooper Challenges
- October 12, 2018

Finish all of them to earn as many Battle Stars as possible - which will give you maximum value, in terms of loot, for your Battle Pass. Then, players who completed the back bling challenge will automatically receive their reward early next week. (more...)
Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps
- October 12, 2018

It was then that he stumbled upon an image of a woman he spotted sitting on a bench with another unidentified man lying across her lap. The photo, taken by a Google Maps camera vehicle, dated back to 2013 but the man angrily confronted his wife with the evidence of her past cheating. (more...)
Garmin Instinct GPS watch is tough like you for the tough outdoors Garmin Instinct GPS watch is tough like you for the tough outdoors
- October 12, 2018

The Instinct meets the military standard for thermal, shock, and water resistance (of up to 100 meters), more popularly known as MIL-STD-810G. The watch has a "fiber-reinforced polymer case" that is meant to add durability to the outer shell and also has a "chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display" with high contrast that will make it easy to read in most conditions. (more...)
Danish startup Spektral sold to Apple for $30 million Danish startup Spektral sold to Apple for $30 million
- October 12, 2018

The application was originally meant to be a Photoshop plug-in but now Apple has gotten its hands on it, it's very likely that we will see this technology baked into future devices. The app has gone through a number of guises, it was also called (for obvious reasons) CloudCutout. But all those math Ph.D.s at CloudCutout got restless and trained their machine-learning software to cut out a person from moving pictures without the need for an actual Hollywood-style green screen. (more...)
Black Ops 4: First of Four Black Ops Pass Blackout Characters Unveiled Black Ops 4: First of Four Black Ops Pass Blackout Characters Unveiled
- October 12, 2018

However not everyone can play it just yet. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has continued the trend of offering prestige emblems and now their design has been revealed. If you're picking up Black Ops 4 on a physical disc, you can not pre-load, of course. This Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one update is needed to access the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes along with what's being described as the Specialist Headquarters. (more...)
Stories Untold Developer Announces Observation Stories Untold Developer Announces Observation
- October 12, 2018

Independent developer No Code and publisher Devolver Digital have announced sci-fi thriller Observation . What's more, a odd message reading "Bring her" flashes onscreen, so it seems there's more to the damage than a mere accident. For players who have always wanted to channel their inner HAL , Observation may be too good to pass up. There's already a Steam page for the game that you can poke around but there's not much there save for some screenshots and short descriptors. (more...)
IBM and Nvidia collaborate to expand open source machine learning tools IBM and Nvidia collaborate to expand open source machine learning tools
- October 12, 2018

PowerAI is IBM's software layer that optimizes how today's data science and AI workloads run on heterogeneous computing systems, and our goal is for this improved performance trajectory for GPU accelerated workloads on POWER9 to continue with RAPIDS . (more...)
Volvo Taps NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Platform For Next-Generation Autonomous Vehicles Volvo Taps NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Platform For Next-Generation Autonomous Vehicles
- October 12, 2018

Volvo, which is owned by Chinese automaker Geely, is an existing customer of Nvidia with plans by 2021 to sell production vehicles built on Nvidia's full self-driving platform, part of a wave of automakers using Nvidia's chips and computing systems in their upcoming autonomous vehicles. (more...)
Facebook Rolls Out 3D Photos with AI-Simulated Depth for Portrait Shots Facebook Rolls Out 3D Photos with AI-Simulated Depth for Portrait Shots
- October 12, 2018

What is a Facebook 3D Photo? To add a 3D photo to your Facebook timeline, simply shoot a photo on your iPhone using the portrait mode and tap the new 3D photos option in the status update composer to upload it. All Facebook users are in for a visual surprise, as 3D photos are about to appear in their feeds. According to The Verge , a "3D Photo" feature will come to Android-powered flagship smartphones (the ones featuring a dual-camera setup on the back) such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ... (more...)
Essential Now Building New Phone, Report Says, With All the AI Essential Now Building New Phone, Report Says, With All the AI
- October 12, 2018

After launching its first phone past year, the company has not yet announced its plan for the next device. The phone will have AI built-in to automatically get real-world tasks done for the user, including things like replying to texts, booking appointments, responding to emails, and more. (more...)
Huawei Takes Aim at AI Sector With Two New Chips Huawei Takes Aim at AI Sector With Two New Chips
- October 12, 2018

Instead, Huawei will exclusively offer them within its own hardware (AI acceleration modules, cards, edge stations, appliances, and mobile data centres) from February next year - and via cloud services. Huawei's strategy itself has five areas of focus: Invest in AI research; build a full-stack AI portfolio - which the company has now rolled out; develop an open ecosystem and the talent to match; strengthen the existing portfolio; and drive greater operational efficiency within the company. (more...)
How to download the 'Fortnite' beta on Android, now open to everyone How to download the 'Fortnite' beta on Android, now open to everyone
- October 12, 2018

When Fortnite first launched on Android, it was exclusively available on Samsung phones , and then it required an email invitation to play. Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 users received unique Fortnite Galaxy skins for being part of the club. (more...)
Instagram Against Bullying: Application Kicks Off Battle Against Predators Instagram Against Bullying: Application Kicks Off Battle Against Predators
- October 12, 2018

They will also introduce a new camera effect as a feature which would spread kindness in Instagram stories . Mosseri said this advancement, which is rolling out now and will continue to do so over the coming weeks, is helpful as many bullying victims and observers don't report it. (more...)
Google Store Accidentally Reveals the Upcoming Google Home Hub Google Store Accidentally Reveals the Upcoming Google Home Hub
- October 12, 2018

You obviously can't transmit video without a camera in the Home Hub , but you can however still see video from users making a video call. Asking for the weather will give you a full forecast, and you can follow up and ask to see more. And suggested responses will appear on the display: Tap one and it will be announced to your visitor, so they hear, "Sorry, we're not interested" when a salesperson is trying to hawk their wares. (more...)
How to use Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox One How to use Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox One
- October 12, 2018

The new and improved Avatars aim to let players celebrate their own diversity within the community. To set up Alexa , just say, " Alexa , open Xbox" and to set up Cortana , just say, "Hey Cortana , open Xbox", or search for "Xbox" in the assistant skill store. (more...)
Mobile Phones: Razer Phone 2 brings faster performance, Razer Chroma Mobile Phones: Razer Phone 2 brings faster performance, Razer Chroma
- October 12, 2018

Razer has also built-in a Vapor Chamber cooling system, which it claims will efficiently sustain higher average frame rates during extended gaming sessions while keeping the handset from heating up. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, but Razer bundles a 24-bit DAC dongle with the phone. On the front, it packs an 8MP camera . Measuring at 158.5x78.99x8.5mm, the design is similar to what we saw in the first Razer Phone previous year. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Box S gatecrashes the Made By Google party Xiaomi Mi Box S gatecrashes the Made By Google party
- October 12, 2018

The Android TV device has gone live, exclusively with Walmart , with shipping set to begin at the end of the month. The design of the box is not the only new thing. The actual 4K-enabled box is nearly incredibly tiny and lightweight, at 147 grams (compared to the gargantuan 425-gram Apple TV 4K ), nonetheless packing a powerful quad-core CPU and 3+2-core GPU. (more...)