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Nvidia promises major RTX boost with Battlefield V update Nvidia promises major RTX boost with Battlefield V update
- December 04, 2018

The studio added that it will report back with an update as soon as possible, but for now the developer said it does not anticipate "a long delay". Panzerstorm is the new multiplayer map, focused on vehicle on vehicle combat across rolling green hills in Belgium. (more...)
Fortnite Season 7 Release Date Announced, Snow Map Teased Fortnite Season 7 Release Date Announced, Snow Map Teased
- December 04, 2018

Considering that Fortnite Season 6 ends on December 4, a two day gap before the next set of events is par for the course. Whilst this confirms that the Fortnite map is about to undergo some wintery changes, we don't know much more at this point. (more...)
Google Assistant updated to keep Google Maps navigation uninterrupted
- December 03, 2018

The new Assistant integration opens up additional possibilities and superior hands-free navigation thanks to its new low profile ( via 9to5Google ). Given Google's affinity for staged roll-outs, it's hard to tell how long this feature has been live for certain users, but it is seeing a wider launch in Maps v. (more...)
Updated AirPods supposedly will land in early 2019 Updated AirPods supposedly will land in early 2019
- December 03, 2018

A report by 9to5Mac cites noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's predictions that Apple may release a new model of its truly wireless earbuds with "wireless charging support" in the first quarter of 2019. Apple AirPods is a product that sees strong sales since its introduction back in 2017. Apple Insider claims to have seen a new report note by the analyst that revises some of his earlier estimations. (more...)
130 TFLOPS of deep learning performance — Nvidia Titan RTX 130 TFLOPS of deep learning performance — Nvidia Titan RTX
- December 03, 2018

Following a number of teases on social media that suggested the launch would be soon, Nvidia has disclosed that the Titan RTX will go on sale later in December at a breathtaking price of $2,499 (around £2,000, AU$3,400). VirtualLink port provides the performance and connectivity required by next-gen VR headsets. The Titan RTX is aimed at AI researchers, data scientists, and content creators, with NVIDIA claiming "breakthrough performance" from FP32, FP16, INT8 and INT4 operations that ... (more...)
Purported Galaxy S10+ dimensions surface with unofficial renders Purported Galaxy S10+ dimensions surface with unofficial renders
- December 03, 2018

The punch hole in the Samsung S10 Lite and S10 display is expected to be the same as in the A8 - a 6.7-millimeter diameter circular opening that will allow the camera to see through, So, if this report is true, we can expect the S10 Plus' pill-shaped hole to be 6.7 millimeters tall. (more...)
Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones
- December 03, 2018

Being an "MVNO" or Mobile Virtual Network Operator means that Fi's service uses the backbone of larger carriers, like Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. Google Fi had a banger of a deal in honor of its new nomenclature, offering up to $1,000 in travel gift cards with the purchase and activation of a new device. (more...)
Games Rocksteady Co-Founder Denies Superman Game Rumors Games Rocksteady Co-Founder Denies Superman Game Rumors
- December 03, 2018

Hill's announcement has not only shot down these rumors, but also sparked further interest in the developing project as this is the second gaming show that it will be absent from this year, having skipped the E3 Conference in Los Angeles in June. (more...)
YouTube adds Stories feature only popular creators can use YouTube adds Stories feature only popular creators can use
- December 03, 2018

When users select that, a message will appear that says, " Add People to Your Close Friends List ". Users will see a green ring around their friend's profile photos in the story list if they're one of the user's close friends . Users add people to their list by going to their profile and tapping " Close Friends " in the side menu. Currently, there's no limit to the number of friends you can add to this list. (more...)
Will Red Dead Online Have Pay To Win Microtransactions? Will Red Dead Online Have Pay To Win Microtransactions?
- December 03, 2018

With the new Red Dead Redemption 2 collection from clothing retailer Barking Irons, you can bring your cowboy's aesthetic into the real world - though you may have to rob a bank to afford it all. A pistol that would only cost $250 in single player has more than tripled in price online, setting you back a ridiculous $1000. Overall it's hard to deny it's a bit weird when a gold ring will earn you $1.10 when sold, however a can of beans costs $1.20 to $1.50 to buy. (more...)
Apple Music comes to Amazon's Alexa devices Apple Music comes to Amazon's Alexa devices
- December 03, 2018

The number of subscribers has grown to 56m, up from 50m in May, and Apple recently overtook Spotify to become the top music streaming service in the USA, the world's biggest music market by revenues. The Amazon partnership is also something of an admission that HomePod isn't the hit Apple thought it would be. However Amazon's Echo speakers are a direct competitor to Apple's HomePod, while Alexa is a direct competitor to Siri. (more...)
Apple to upgrade its AirPods with new features in 2019
- December 03, 2018

Kuo claims that the big improvement for next year's AirPods will be the addition of wireless charging support. German-language site MacPrime reported previous year that a wireless AirPod charging case was in the works that would pair with Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat. (more...)
Anthem's closed alpha will be held next week Anthem's closed alpha will be held next week
- December 03, 2018

EA has announced that a limited Closed Alpha test of their upcoming title Anthem will be held next week. As is typical for an alpha, this will be used to test out matchmaking, server loads, and more . Anthem , BioWare's big online multiplayer adventure coming out in February next year, is preparing for its closed alpha after reaching said milestone back in September . (more...)
Barking Irons unveils Red Dead Redemption 2 clothing line
- December 03, 2018

Players can also pop into the tailor shop in town and choose from a large selection of jackets, shirts, trousers and boots, gussying themselves up to become the handsomest fella on the prairie and spending a lot of money on a hat they will inevitably lose in a shootout. (more...)
Nokia 7.1 gets Android Pie three weeks after launch Nokia 7.1 gets Android Pie three weeks after launch
- December 02, 2018

Those camera lenses are 12MP and 13MP, while the screen is a 6.18-inch 1080 x 2246 one with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There will be a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging feature. Its precision fit, CNC-machined rear aluminium cover delivers a seamless, pure design and combines with a die-cast metal structure for impressive solidity. (more...)
New book lays out Microsoft's Surface plans for 2019, 2020 New book lays out Microsoft's Surface plans for 2019, 2020
- December 02, 2018

The PC's internals were very average; it's the attractive display that got all the oohs and aahs. Likewise, the Surface Studio has been the de facto choice for many artists and professionals due to its unbelievable display with stylus support and its powerful specs - so Microsoft has apparently made a decision to combine the best parts of both devices to create a modular Surface Studio 3. (more...)
Printer Hacker Urges People to Subscribe to PewDiePie Printer Hacker Urges People to Subscribe to PewDiePie
- December 02, 2018

The printer hack is just the latest effort from PewDiePie and his fans to get new followers, efforts which also include the YouTuber putting out a NSFW rap video . "I am a huge fan of PewDiePie and thought it might give him a slight edge in his struggle to remain the number one". From there, he used a tool called Printer Exploitation Toolkit or PRET to send print commands to the unsecured printers. (more...)
Ninja teases fans with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate content Ninja teases fans with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate content
- December 01, 2018

In a Famitsu column - via Nintendo Everything - Sakurai admitted he is a bit biased towards Kirby as he was the one who created the IP. That said, Bayonetta's enemies from Purgatorio (a hellish other world) were turned into Spirits, so it wouldn't have made sense for her to escape. (more...)
Amazon Web Services reveals a managed Kafka service for streaming data Amazon Web Services reveals a managed Kafka service for streaming data
- December 01, 2018

By natively integrating Qualys findings from Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Cloud Security Assessment within AWS Security Hub, customers will get real-time visibility into their up-to-date security and compliance posture, directly in the AWS console. (more...)
Honda Civic spotted testing in India for the first time Honda Civic spotted testing in India for the first time
- December 01, 2018

There's a new body kit with front splitter, side skirts, wheel-arch moldings, and more aggressively styled rear bumper, all finished in black to match the mirror caps. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system is found on all variants, save for the entry-level 1.8 E that gets a five-inch unit only. In comparison, the European version uses a twin-turbocharged version of this motor with a maximum power of 160 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. (more...)
Apple purges over 700 apps from the App Store in China Apple purges over 700 apps from the App Store in China
- December 01, 2018

Apple reportedly removed 718 apps from the Chinese App Store in the last few days. TRAI and Apple have been at loggerheads about the access required by the DND app since about a year and a half, with the regulator even contemplating taking Apple to court over the issue. (more...)
South Korea Sues Eleven for Selling Samsung OLED Technology to China South Korea Sues Eleven for Selling Samsung OLED Technology to China
- December 01, 2018

It should be noted that Huawei is now competing with Samsung in a race to launch the world's first foldable smartphone. The mainland is pouring billions into becoming self-sustaining in areas such as memory chips and displays, two fields where Samsung is the world leader. (more...)
Cheetah Mobile (CMCM) Shares Rating Lowered by ValuEngine Cheetah Mobile (CMCM) Shares Rating Lowered by ValuEngine
- December 01, 2018

Floating stock is calculated by subtracting closely-held shares and restricted stock from a firm's total outstanding shares. The price showed a difference of 2.22% while comparing it with the SMA 20 and distanced at gap of 5.80% from SMA 50 while moved at 13.40% from SMA 200. (more...)
A Wild Tweet Teasing PvP Battles in Pokémon Go Has Appeared! A Wild Tweet Teasing PvP Battles in Pokémon Go Has Appeared!
- December 01, 2018

At least we hope it's about to change. While no official release date has been announced during the interview, Niantic has surprised their fans today by announcing that trainer battle is finally coming to the game . There were no Legendary Pokemon , you couldn't trade your Pokemon with other trainers, and most egregious of all, you couldn't battle anyone else directly. (more...)
Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020 Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020
- December 01, 2018

Google's yet to officially comment on this news, but don't be surprised if we get an announcement at some point next year confirming that Hangouts is on its way out the door. In a way, everything that Google learned from developing and launching Hangouts is now a part of Allo and Duos DNA. Google has a history of shelving services that arent as popular as they once were. (more...)