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Twitch adds karaoke and multiplayer Squad Streams
- October 27, 2018

In partnership with music developer Harmonix - the team behind Rock Band - Twitch will be launching a new karaoke game called Sings that will be rely heavily on community engagement. "Built from the ground up for live streaming, [Twitch Sings] has hundreds of songs and features that streamers and their communities can use to make wonderful, one-of-a-kind performances together", Twitch said. (more...)
Fortnite Challenge: Where To Find Radar Signs Fortnite Challenge: Where To Find Radar Signs
- October 27, 2018

Express Online will post a guide of radar sign locations when the challenge goes live. Again, we've done the legwork for you, so all you've got to do is take a look below, where you'll find their locations. If you keep this challenge in mind as you play regularly and seek out those guns, it shouldn't be too hard to get through it. Fortnite is another game to jump on the game event bandwagon with the arrival of this week's v6.20 update . (more...)
You could pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Malaysia next week You could pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Malaysia next week
- October 27, 2018

OnePlus Aims Guinness World Record For The Most OnePlus 6T Phones Unboxing Simultaneously; Here's How You Can Participate . This time around there are indications, if the supposed OnePlus 6T prices leaked earlier are accurate, that there may not be any 64GB OnePlus 6T variant. (more...)
Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4 Confirmed For Nintendo Switch Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4 Confirmed For Nintendo Switch
- October 27, 2018

As of now, there's nothing more that we know about these ports, most notably a release window, although Capcom says that they'll have more details soon. Resident Evil 4 is also notorious for its slew of re-releases, having been ported to more than seven different platforms across several console generations. (more...)
Tata Tiago JTP & Tigor JTP Revealed; Launch Tomorrow Tata Tiago JTP & Tigor JTP Revealed; Launch Tomorrow
- October 27, 2018

Diving straight into the performance, the JTP twins will get the engine from the Tata Nexon - a 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol which makes 114PS of max power and 150Nm of peak torque. On the inside, the cabin gets the same sporty theme which is accentuated by red accents on AC vents and contrasting red stitching all around. Some of their interesting elements include revised front bumper with large trapezoidal lower grille, dual chamber projector headlamps with chrome rings, sporty side ... (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege kicks off Halloween 'Mad House' event Rainbow Six Siege kicks off Halloween 'Mad House' event
- October 27, 2018

The Mad House event kicks off today, and continues until October 31. It gives the classic map a ghoulish glow and covers the walls in Halloween-themed decorations, such as spooky paintings and cobwebs. The Crimsonveil Collection itself will contain 22 items, with no duplicates. No worries! The skins missed out on past year will also be available in addition to the new ones for Vigil, Valkrie, Thermite, Jager, Finka, and of course the delectable slime! As well as the changes to house, some ... (more...)
Fortnite's First Real-Life Nerf Blaster Announced Fortnite's First Real-Life Nerf Blaster Announced
- October 27, 2018

The Fortnite developer is working on making the game popular among a wider audience. It's now been confirmed that the Nerf Fortnite AR-L Blaster will arrive next year on 1st June for $49.99 United States dollars. Additionally, the blaster will cost $49.99. The blaster has a 10-dart clip, a motorised rapid-fire setting and flip-up sights to ensure you're the last player standing on the battlefield. (more...)
Fallout 76 PC System Requirements Unveiled Ahead of Next Week’s Beta Tests Fallout 76 PC System Requirements Unveiled Ahead of Next Week’s Beta Tests
- October 27, 2018

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent. Storage: 60GB of free disk space. Looking at the recommended requirements for the game, that beefs up the necessary CPU to an Intel Core i7-4790 (3.6GHz), or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (3.5GHz). (more...)
Epic Games raises over $1 billion in a new financing round Epic Games raises over $1 billion in a new financing round
- October 27, 2018

Epic Games, the privately held company that publishes the globally popular online game Fortnite , has landed $1.25 billion in new investment capital from some of the biggest names in venture capital. The tactical tournament game, whose first version was released in 2017, has been called an industry "game-changer" by analysts as it signed up tens of millions of users for its last-player-standing "Battle Royale" format. (more...)
Anker’s pocket projector gets AV upgrades for second-gen version Anker’s pocket projector gets AV upgrades for second-gen version
- October 27, 2018

Today, Anker announced the follow-up, called Nebula Capsule II , with some nice upgrades, including Android TV . Rather than a forked version of Android, the new Nebula is powered by Android TV, allowing the projector to feature Google Assistant integration. (more...)
Apple's Recent EEC Registrations Hint at New MacBook Models Releasing Next Week Apple's Recent EEC Registrations Hint at New MacBook Models Releasing Next Week
- October 27, 2018

Further, Face ID is tipped to work in any orientation, regardless of whether the 2018 iPad Pro is held in portrait or landscape mode. That's a change from the current lineup of 10.5 and 12.9 inches. Regarding price, it's likely the Air will start at somewhere in the $1,300 to $1,400 CAD range, given that it will be position as the entry-level device in Apple's laptop lineup. (more...)
R33m Speedtail is the fastest McLaren ever built R33m Speedtail is the fastest McLaren ever built
- October 27, 2018

It has a long tapering tail. McLaren specifically invested in making the Speedtail decisively aerodynamic, sculpting the vehicle to slice the air like a knife and even going as far to forego traditional side mirrors for cameras which retract into the body of the auto. (more...)
The iPhone XR Is Now On Sale The iPhone XR Is Now On Sale
- October 27, 2018

And the SIM-free prices for the different configurations are: £749 for 64GB, £799 for 128GB and £899 for 256GB. It's been a few weeks since the iPhone XS and XS Max hit the shelves, and now its time for the younger sibling. And while you can take photos in Portrait mode (meaning the subject stays in focus, while everything behind gets thrown in that slightly blurred bokeh look you associate with high-end photography), it's all being done with machine-learning algorithms, so will only work ... (more...)
Galaxy S10 release - Leak reveals why this could be Samsung’s greatest phone Galaxy S10 release - Leak reveals why this could be Samsung’s greatest phone
- October 27, 2018

It would also have a four-inch screen on the outside so that users can check their messages and notifications without having to flip it open. Now, according to information gleaned from an analyst report, the Galaxy S10 will have up to 12GB of RAM . (more...)
Researchers Crowdsource Ethics For Self-Driving Cars Researchers Crowdsource Ethics For Self-Driving Cars
- October 27, 2018

Those in Central and South America, alongside France, showed a stronger preference for sparing women and fit people, while those from countries with greater income inequality were more likely to weigh in social status. You may think you'd swerve into a dog to save a baby, but the split second you'd have to make the call would likely be insufficient to assess the species of canine - or the moral, legal or socioeconomic background of the persons involved that MIT asks about - let alone consider ... (more...)
Telstra selects Ericsson as 5G network provider Telstra selects Ericsson as 5G network provider
- October 27, 2018

Mr Brown played down some industry predictions that 5G would be an "NBN-killer". Telstra began switching on 5G technology in August for trials and testing. The news strengthens an existing relationship between Telstra and Ericsson, after launching the Gold Coast 5G innovation centre , and collaborating on the first 5G data call on a commercial mobile network. (more...)
Accenture acquires DAZ Systems to bolster cloud practice Accenture acquires DAZ Systems to bolster cloud practice
- October 27, 2018

Oracle CX Cloud is an integrated set of applications which empower organizations to take a smarter approach to customer experience management and business transformation initiatives. The Citi and Oracle ERP Banking as a Service (BaaS) Connector is now available, speeding integration and time to payment for the companies' joint customers. (more...)
Xiaomi Launches Mi Mix 3 With Sliding Camera, 10GB RAM, & No Notch Xiaomi Launches Mi Mix 3 With Sliding Camera, 10GB RAM, & No Notch
- October 26, 2018

According to Xiaomi , the Mi Mix 3 main cameras scored an impressive 108 points on DxOMark , which is just slightly below the Huwaei P20 Pro and close to iPhone XS Max. In-camera department, Xiaomi has added a dual rear camera shooter of 12 megapixels with different aperture levels. There's no white version unlike the Mi Mix 2 and 2S though. (more...)
Oracle launches Blockchain Applications Cloud to aid supply chain transparency Oracle launches Blockchain Applications Cloud to aid supply chain transparency
- October 26, 2018

Migration to cloud is happening far faster than anticipated, he said . "This is no longer a debate". "You can get very complicated transactions and very complicated dialogue, but it can also do some of the simple tedious things that you hate doing like tracking down this person I need to talk to now. (more...)
Lens is now available on Google Images for mobile devices Lens is now available on Google Images for mobile devices
- October 26, 2018

Google Lens already lets you use your phone's camera to copy text from a sign, identify plants and animals, scan bar codes and get details on a monument or building. Lens in Images is going to be interesting to use. However, Google says that the service will soon roll out to other countries and languages. Lens is able to both tell you more about what it recognizes in a given image, find other images it thinks may be related, and can even help with shopping if you spot something you'd like. (more...)
Amazon Echo has 23% share of smart speakers Amazon Echo has 23% share of smart speakers
- October 26, 2018

Including all its models, Amazon accounts for 63 per cent of smart speakers in use, while Google accounts for 17 per cent and Apple 4 per cent. Not even making the list is Microsoft's Invoke device. This is interesting as the Google Duo app is essentially created to offer video calls, and at the same time, the Home Hub lacks a camera sensor to enable video calling functionality. (more...)
Oculus co-founder to leave Facebook Oculus co-founder to leave Facebook
- October 25, 2018

Iribe in 2016 had already moved out of the CEO role to lead up a new PC VR group for Oculus . "Now, after six incredible years, I am moving on". "I'm deeply proud and grateful for all that we've done together", he added. After the founders' exits, all of Facebook's biggest acquired properties are now under tighter control by Facebook, showing that while the arrangement for independence is appealing, it's temporary. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 is Getting a Touch Screen Companion App Red Dead Redemption 2 is Getting a Touch Screen Companion App
- October 25, 2018

Officially the game doesn't launch until midnight in your region. The map of the game will be accessible from within the mobile app, where players will be able to set waypoints or mark areas of interest, aiding their exploration and discover throughout the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2 . (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data' Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data'
- October 25, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook launched a scathing attack Wednesday on tech companies that he said hoarded "industrial" amounts of personal data . Of course, Apple is a hardware-focused company whereas Facebook and Google rely on advertising that is often targeted based on people's data and internet activity. (more...)
Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing down old phones Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing down old phones
- October 25, 2018

The watchdog said in a statement that " Apple and Samsung implemented dishonest commercial practices" that "caused serious dysfunctions and reduced performance significantly, thereby accelerating the process of replacing them". At the time, Apple denied it intentionally shortened the life on any of its products. Apple a year ago admitted that it used software updates to smooth out peak current demands on devices with older batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns. (more...)