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Google Bonito And Sargo Budget Pixel Smartphones Revealed In ARCore Google Bonito And Sargo Budget Pixel Smartphones Revealed In ARCore
- November 11, 2018

The results of the overheating issue come in two forms: users either receive a notification stating that the phone is overheating, or the handset itself simply just shuts off. As for Sargo, this is the first time it's been referenced. If so then - as Android Police notes - the Sargo could be the smaller of the two, since it's a smaller fish. (more...)
Amazon to start selling Apple's latest iPhones, iPads, Macs and more Amazon to start selling Apple's latest iPhones, iPads, Macs and more
- November 11, 2018

Amazon used to sell select Apple products, but then they were removed, and it wasn't until recently that the Apple TV became available on Amazon again. The catch is soon only Apple and Apple-authorised resellers will be able to host their wares on Amazon. " Cnet reached out to Amazon for comment regarding why the HomePod isn't listed in this line-up, and the company responded by stating that it "[makes] assortment decisions all the time, based on terms and a large number of other ... (more...)
Amazon Echo may have captured audio of murder Amazon Echo may have captured audio of murder
- November 11, 2018

Verrill's jury trial on charges of two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of falsification of physical evidence was scheduled to begin this month but was postponed so his public defender, Melissa Davis, could have more time to prepare. (more...)
Bethesda Promises to Combat Cheating in Fallout 76 Bethesda Promises to Combat Cheating in Fallout 76
- November 10, 2018

Bethesda and Microsoft also took over the 76ers stadium during their game against the Detroid Pistons with Vault jumpsuits, lots of Xbox and Fallout advertisements, and Fallout 76 custom jerseys and player kits. Notably, all the mods now available for the game are client-side, meaning other players won't be able to see your tacky hairstyles if you decide to use Motherofdeathclaws' Hairspray mod. (more...)
Google's Chrome 71 identifies shady websites and alerts users Google's Chrome 71 identifies shady websites and alerts users
- November 10, 2018

Yes, the Chrome 71 will now block every ad on a site that shows them constantly. Found yourself subscribed to a shady ringtone service? The users will be offered a choice to proceed the page or to go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page. (more...)
Beat Saber PS4 Gets Release Date Beat Saber PS4 Gets Release Date
- November 10, 2018

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Beat Saber Trophies . It's been a smash hit on Oculus Rift and Vive, and it's finally out for PSVR this month. A No Arrow Mode will allow players to slice and dice the blocks in a direction of their choosing, which may make the game easier for new players. A practice mode is being introduced, which will allow players to slow the game down, and start at any part of a level to help practice tricky parts. (more...)
Some iPhone X devices have touchscreen problems Some iPhone X devices have touchscreen problems
- November 10, 2018

The company also said some units could have displays that react even when they aren't touched. If your iPhone X is experiencing this issue, Apple says it will replace the display module at no cost through its official retail stores or via an Authorized Service Provider. (more...)
Microsoft testing 'to-do' feature on Word Microsoft testing 'to-do' feature on Word
- November 10, 2018

Ever since OpenOffice and then LibreOffice appeared as free alternatives to Microsoft Office, the need to pay for access to a decent office suite has diminished. Clicking on a to-do item, says Microsoft, takes the user directly to that placeholder within the document. Word will send them a notification with a "deep link" to the relevant place in the document. (more...)
Fallout 76 beta locked to 63FPS on the PC because reasons Fallout 76 beta locked to 63FPS on the PC because reasons
- November 10, 2018

On the technical end, the company is planning to support ultra-wide 21:9 displays sometime post-launch. FOV Slider: We haven't supported FOV sliders in our previous games as it is known to break a lot of animations and causes a lot of clipping to occur onscreen. (more...)
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition listed as available for Xbox One Age of Empires: Definitive Edition listed as available for Xbox One
- November 10, 2018

I even bought a subscription just so I could get my hands on the game (and Fable 3), but today marks the first time Crackdown was given away to everyone regardless of their Xbox Live Gold subscription. Crackdown 3 has a release window of February 2019 and will launch exclusively on Xbox One. It's a similar situation to the Xbox 360 games Gold members get every month. (more...)
BMW previews M8, reveals a few engine details BMW previews M8, reveals a few engine details
- November 10, 2018

Described as "en route to series production", the automaker has finally confirmed rumors that the model will be more powerful than the M5 . This enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds. BMW didn't go into specifics, but said the auto will have a unique suspension which delivers "exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics". (more...)
You have until November 18 to download Destiny 2 for free You have until November 18 to download Destiny 2 for free
- November 10, 2018

Speaking on an earning's call in regards to how well their franchises have been doing, Activision COO Collister Johnson noted that Destiny 2: Forsaken has "under-performed". It's not surprising to see Activision going after microtransactions in a bigger way considering it is very big business . Destiny 2 might be in great shape right now in terms of general structure and gameplay, but people who have bounced off the game before aren't likely to come back until they're convinced that it's ... (more...)
HTC’s standalone VR is available in the USA, starts at $599 HTC’s standalone VR is available in the USA, starts at $599
- November 10, 2018

This involves a new platform, hardware and software geared toward business applications. This headset will be available in 37 markets and will cost $600 in the U.S. Although VR headsets have recently been marketed towards gaming, HTC has recognised that VR has is very relevant to businesses in particular automotive design, medical training, situational training, and location-based enterprises. (more...)
AT&T shutting down services to customers who have pirated copyrighted content AT&T shutting down services to customers who have pirated copyrighted content
- November 10, 2018

While ISPs have long reported pirating claims to customers, this is the first known time that AT&T is actually taking action against its customers. AT&T will cut off broadband connections if customers ignore "repeated efforts to "educate" them about the perils of copyright infringement ". (more...)
Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down
- November 09, 2018

Parent company Dorling Kindersley announced the closure, which will see offices in Roseville, Indianapolis, and NY shutterring. According to sources speaking to EGM , all three of the companies offices are being shut down as a result. They were a godsend to many gamers of a certain age, back before internet walkthroughs and wikis became de rigueur. Video game stories from other sites on the web. (more...)
This stock ticks all the boxes: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)
- November 09, 2018

Realistically speaking, this volatility measure can be used by stock traders of the mini-market for multiple reasons and purposes in evaluating the actual price momentum plus the rate of change in GLUU's price . Technical Analysis of Arconic Inc .: ATR stands at 0.82 while a Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.21. A simple moving average (SMA ) is an arithmetic moving average calculated by adding the closing price of the security for some time periods and then dividing this ... (more...)
Mobile, Verizon Launch Ultra-Affordable Unlimited Plans - Which Is Right for You? Mobile, Verizon Launch Ultra-Affordable Unlimited Plans - Which Is Right for You?
- November 09, 2018

And all of these plans include unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico. Verizon's prepaid plan with unlimited talk, text, and LTE data then dropped to $65 from $75. It's not clear exactly how long T-Mobile's new "limited-time" offer will be available, but there is one thing that is clear: it's a much better value on paper than Verizon's rival plan. (more...)
Windows 10 Pro activation error downgrades users to Home Windows 10 Pro activation error downgrades users to Home
- November 09, 2018

Twitter user Matt Wadley was one of the first out of the gate, complaining that following an update to the freshly released Insider build of next year's Windows, his machine now thought it had a Windows 10 Home licence. The company issued an Emerging Issue notice, and a copy of a technical support chat states that the activation error is known to impact Windows 10 Pro users in the US, Japan, Korea, and other unnamed countries. (more...)
Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone
- November 09, 2018

Also, to make the development process easy, the company has announced a new Bixby Developer Studio. "Our goal is to bring meaningful innovation to life and address consumer needs with one breakthrough form factor". The fruit of developers' labour - dubbed Bixby Capsules - can then be sold as standalone apps in the Bixby Marketplace . "But it's smart to open it up to developers early to do different types of experiences". (more...)
Xiaomi launches in the United Kingdom to take on Huawei and Samsung Xiaomi launches in the United Kingdom to take on Huawei and Samsung
- November 09, 2018

That is now changing as today, Xiaomi held an event in London to celebrate the company's official launch in the UK. To check for the latest MIUI ROM update on the above mentioned compatible Xiaomi devices, users can head to Settings on their devices and then select About phone System updates Check for updates. (more...)
Sony's Stealth Released a New PS4 Pro Model, and It's Quieter Sony's Stealth Released a New PS4 Pro Model, and It's Quieter
- November 09, 2018

Older PlayStation 4 Pros used a three-prong connector for their power supplies. Sony launched the PS4 Pro in September 2016 alongside a cost-reduced version of the PlayStation 4 . Analysis of the console's noise levels - done by entering photo mode during intro section of God of War and measuring noise at the top and rear of the units - found that the noise levels of the new console was several decibels lower than the original CUH-7100 models. (more...)
Diablo Immortal Controversy: Blizzard's New President Responds Diablo Immortal Controversy: Blizzard's New President Responds
- November 09, 2018

The dragged-on overwhelming negativity from the Diablo community hasn't been helped by Blizzard's actions, for what it's worth, as the reaction to no support for the PC being, " What, do you guys not have phones , " was especially bad. Some fans are anxious about the statement claiming that "many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles" may take away from PC and console titles. (more...)
China's Xinhua news shows off AI news reader China's Xinhua news shows off AI news reader
- November 09, 2018

China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. The robo-presenters were created in collaboration with a search engine company called Sogou. He explained: "It's quite hard to watch for more than a few minutes". The AI anchors are the latest in an ongoing trend towards global digitization across several industries, outside of news, given that we already have the holographic pop star Hatsune Miku , not to mention the equally ... (more...)
AMD Announces Zen 4 Microarchitecture Under Development AMD Announces Zen 4 Microarchitecture Under Development
- November 08, 2018

AMD also talked about Zen 2 CPU core and modular design methodology with the so-called chiplet design but we will cover that one in a separate article. "It's hard to say on notebooks right now and I need a bit more information on how AMD would implement this in mobile platforms", he said. Zen was originally released in March 2017, with the first generation Ryzen. (more...)
Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates
- November 08, 2018

Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world. The new API gives developers two new ways to update the apps: flexible and immediate. Talking about the recent updates, Android product management, and developer relations Stephanie Saad Cuthberston said, "This is something that developers have asked us for a long time is - say you own an app ... (more...)