IT&Software


SteamVR Motion Smoothing Reduces Lag on Lower-End PCs
- October 21, 2018

The implementation of Motion Smoothing will make virtual reality games on Steam less demanding at the hardware level, allowing players with more modest graphics cards to enjoy the RV experience. According to Valve, SteamVR's version of Motion Smoothing doesn't suffer from the same problems. The result, Vlachos claims, is a dramatic improvement in how smooth a game appears on hardware that would have previously caused hitches and dropped frames. (more...)
Nearly every Comcast Xfinity subscriber now has access to gigabit internet service Nearly every Comcast Xfinity subscriber now has access to gigabit internet service
- October 21, 2018

Comcast Corp said on Thursday that its fastest-speed gigabit internet service now reaches more homes than any other provider in the United States after it completed rollout to almost all 58 million homes and businesses it serves. But 1 GB speeds may gain in popularity in the future. Comcast did not specify how many of its Xfinity Internet customers have signed up for gigabit service, but said 75 percent now get speeds of 100 megabits per second or higher. (more...)
IFixit gives the new Surface Pro 6 a repairability score of 1 IFixit gives the new Surface Pro 6 a repairability score of 1
- October 21, 2018

For most customers, this will not be an issue, as Microsoft handles the repairs under warranty and often replaces the units with new ones for customers. The battery is also firmly glued into the device, and its connector is underneath the motherboard, meaning any technician will be looking at a lot of work - a "near total disassembly" in iFixit's words - if it needs attention. (more...)
BMW X7 Unveiled To The World BMW X7 Unveiled To The World
- October 21, 2018

The BMW X7 is the biggest passenger SUV from the German automaker and it's headed for South Africa. Conceived as a rival for the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Lexus LX, the X7 has three-rows of seats fitted into a package measuring more than 5m in length. (more...)
Vertu has unveiled its new smartphone Vertu has unveiled its new smartphone
- October 21, 2018

After shutting down previous year for being unable to pay its bills, Vertu opened its business again, but this time the company seems to be focusing exclusively on the Chinese market. The battery capacity of 3200 mAh battery with support for fast charging QuickCharge 3.0. Aster P luxury cell phone costs about $4,200 for the blue, brown, black and orange models in the Baroque series. (more...)
Nokia 8.1 spotted with mid-range specs and Android 9 Pie Nokia 8.1 spotted with mid-range specs and Android 9 Pie
- October 21, 2018

HMD Global has been aggressively launching quite a few smartphones. The most recent was the Nokia X7 or the Nokia 7 .1 Plus. It is available in 4 GB or 6 GB RAM variants paired with 64 GB or 128 GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 400 GB via a MicroSD card. (more...)
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers phone is now available to pre-order ASUS’ Republic of Gamers phone is now available to pre-order
- October 21, 2018

The Asus ROG Phone is now available for preorders in the U.S. on Amazon and the Asus website . Price ASUS ROG Phone on the market of our country will be exactly 70 000 rubles, and all those who are willing to give him the money, and even pre-order will receive a branded game controller Gamevice, which will be much easier to play games of various genres. (more...)
How and When to Preload Fallout 76 Beta How and When to Preload Fallout 76 Beta
- October 21, 2018

Yesterday, on Twitter, Bethesda revealed that the Fallout beta is available for pre-download and that its first "session" is set for 7 pm ET through 11 pm ET, but only on Xbox One . There you need to search for 'Fallout 76 Beta'. From there, proceed to the store page for it and download the file. Players pointed out that if you're in the United Kingdom, the beta will start at midnight and run until 4 a.m., a frustrating timeframe for anyone with a traditional work schedule, especially ... (more...)
(Update) Red Dead Redemption 2 drops final launch trailer, steelbook images surface (Update) Red Dead Redemption 2 drops final launch trailer, steelbook images surface
- October 21, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 hits on PS4/Xbox One on Friday, 26th October . The cheapest copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 starting with local retailers and finishing off with online only deals. The listing was posted to MediaMarkt and noted by TechTastic before it got pulled again, with December 31, 2019 the given release date (though that's likely just a placeholder). (more...)
Zombie-ish Survival PS4 Game Days Gone Has Been Delayed Zombie-ish Survival PS4 Game Days Gone Has Been Delayed
- October 21, 2018

Developer Sony Bend will use this additional time to further polish Days Gone , according to Sony Marketing Vice President Asad Qizilbash. Days Gone is now set to release on 26 April next year. Although Sony didn't make mention of the February 22nd release date, it likely played a factor in the decision to delay Days Gone . For those who didn't get the memo, Days Gone is an open-world adventure that sees players take control of hog-riding drifter Deacon St. (more...)
Floating Keyboard Now Available in Gboard Beta Floating Keyboard Now Available in Gboard Beta
- October 21, 2018

Gboard v7.4 brings a new floating keyboard, a few new languages and many other fixes. The floating keyboard mode in Gboard makes your typing experience more flexible. In addition to being able to free the keyboard from its usual location at the bottom of the screen, this latest update also allows you to resize the keyboard. (more...)
Samsung opens AI centre in Montreal Samsung opens AI centre in Montreal
- October 21, 2018

That's exactly what the company has done today. Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday said it has opened a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Montreal, which marks the seventh of its kind around the globe. The company has built years of relationship with leading AI researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal including Dr. Gregory Dudek, McGill University computer science professor and an AI technology expert. (more...)
Updated features and more colour options, Smartphones News & Top Stories Updated features and more colour options, Smartphones News & Top Stories
- October 21, 2018

For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone , the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words. The new iPhone XS sports a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. And, we can guess that future phones will be thinner and lighter, especially as battery technology improves. (more...)
Camera-Free Credit Card Sized Phone To Release In Japan Camera-Free Credit Card Sized Phone To Release In Japan
- October 21, 2018

The Kyocera does however, offer LTE and a web browser, along with a strong-enough 380mAh battery - which is roughly equivalent to that of a smartwatch. The phone costs 32,000 Yen, or about $285 (approximately Rs 21,000). Ben Wood, chief analyst at research firm CCS Insight, said: "This flurry of so-called companion phones reflects the desire of phone makers to try and find new sales opportunities in a saturated market". (more...)
Stephen Hawking had warned against 'superhumans' from beyond the grave Stephen Hawking had warned against 'superhumans' from beyond the grave
- October 21, 2018

In excerpts from his book of essays "Short answers to big questions" ( Brief Answers to the Big Questions ), which will go on sale this week, the scientist warns that genetic engineering is irreversible, will change the trajectory of human evolution. (more...)
Spotify announces more Premium features and an updated Wear OS app Spotify announces more Premium features and an updated Wear OS app
- October 21, 2018

There's a new search system in the mix in this month's update. "We've refined the navigation to help people quickly find what they're looking for". Also Read- How Spotify Premium APK Works, Is Downloading It Legal? These playlists offer an endless stream of music based on what the user has chosen. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Market Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Market Revealed
- October 20, 2018

Since Special Events take place within the Black Market, this event is seeing the same timed exclusivity. But all players have to do to earn the items is play the game. That's just four days before Halloween itself, and there's no indication from Treyarch how long the event will run for. The Contraband streams will have the occasional offshoot subsections for special happenings. (more...)
Bayern Munich accuse media of ‘derogatory and derisive reporting’ Bayern Munich accuse media of ‘derogatory and derisive reporting’
- October 19, 2018

After manager Niko Kovac had spoken, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness came forward. Some Bayern players were criticised for their performances during the worldwide break, with pundits suggesting that older stars such as Manuel Neuer , Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels had become part of Germany's current problems. (more...)
Here Are Telstra's iPhone XR Plans Here Are Telstra's iPhone XR Plans
- October 19, 2018

The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order soon, and we've got all of the pricing details you need to know before you buy. Apple has provided a select pool of YouTubers with the iPhone XR, ushering in the first round of video reviews . (more...)
InMobi acquires Sprint's mobile advertising business called Pinsight Media
- October 19, 2018

Pinsight uses data from leading U.S. telecoms and advertisers to better target advertising . The partnership is expected to create a powerful advertising services platform, with an integrated end-to-end view of consumers, combining network-level mobile data with data from mobile applications and mobile web browsers. (more...)
Essential lays off nearly a third of its staff Essential lays off nearly a third of its staff
- October 19, 2018

Cuts were particularly deep in hardware and marketing. The future of Essential was in question earlier this year, as the company abandoned plans for a successor to its underwhelming flagship smartphone. "We always have multiple products in development at the same time and we embrace cancelling some in favour of the ones we think will be bigger hits", he said at the time. (more...)
How to Download Your Personal Data From Apple How to Download Your Personal Data From Apple
- October 19, 2018

Apple in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) earlier this year launched a portal allowing customers in select regions to download a copy of the data associated with their Apple ID . The files don't include actual purchased iTunes content as this information isn't considered personal data. We intend to provide these capabilities to customers around the world in the coming months. (more...)
Amazon rolls out 'Whisper Mode' for Alexa-powered devices Amazon rolls out 'Whisper Mode' for Alexa-powered devices
- October 19, 2018

With the new Whisper Mode, when you whisper to Alexa, she will whisper back. Simply say "Alexa, turn on whisper mode". Whisper Mode could prove particularly useful for parents anxious about waking up their children or simply those looking to keep the noise down in the morning or evening for various reasons. (more...)
Blizzard hoses down Diablo 4 reveal rumors, unlikely to appear at BlizzCon Blizzard hoses down Diablo 4 reveal rumors, unlikely to appear at BlizzCon
- October 19, 2018

However, while stating that there are "multiple teams working on different Diablo projects", the post says we'll know what's going on "when the time is right". We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror. In the build up to Blizzcon, there has been a lot of talk surrounding potential new Diablo announcements and new merch on the Blizzard store seemed to indicate that we'll be getting something. (more...)
Pokémon: Let’s Go Master Trainers to Provide a New Postgame Challenge Pokémon: Let’s Go Master Trainers to Provide a New Postgame Challenge
- October 19, 2018

Master Trainers are always thinking about their favorite Pokemon, so you can spot them at a glance. The trainers will only battle Pokemon of their chosen species - so you'll have to bring a Charizard to challenge the Charizard Master or a Blastoise to challenge the Blastoise Master. (more...)