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Samsung Galaxy A8s round-up: Launch time, expected key features and more Samsung Galaxy A8s round-up: Launch time, expected key features and more
- December 10, 2018

Either way, the announcement must be pretty exciting if the company is bold enough to release it on the same day as Samsung's first Infinity-O display smartphone. It's a new kind of display which has a hole in the actual display area for the front camera. Coincidentally today, the Samsung Galaxy A8s will be unveiled as well. (more...)
Google is fixing gender bias in its Translate service Google is fixing gender bias in its Translate service
- December 09, 2018

Ditto when translating English into French or Spanish. Translation is tricky, as you know if you've read any web page automatically converted by Google Translate; different tongues have different nuances that are hard to teach to an algorithm. (more...)
The final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead continues in January The final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead continues in January
- December 09, 2018

The fourth and last episode doesn't have a release window but we'll find out in due course. Announced during the new Kinda Funny Games Showcase , The Final Season's new release date is January 2019. Episode 2, Suffer the Children, released in September and, in our review, we said "outside of Clementine and AJ's relationship, The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 feels overly formulaic and boring". (more...)
New leak reveals OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition design and specs New leak reveals OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition design and specs
- December 09, 2018

On top of the fact that it seems to confirm the phone will be coming in a McLaren-esque colour called "Speed Orange", it mentions something called " Warp Charge 30". Technically, this smartphone is to retain the design and internals of the regular OnePlus 6T , however, not all aspects will be retained, some will be upgraded. (more...)
Samsung announces new color variants for Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+ Samsung announces new color variants for Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+
- December 09, 2018

Samsung is now renewing the attention towards the Note 9 and S9+ by releasing new color variants in India. The smartphones are up for pre-orders at Samsung's online shop and on selected online platforms starting from December 7, and the phones will be available for sale via offline stores from December 10. (more...)
COD: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition Removes Content and Its Lowers Price COD: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition Removes Content and Its Lowers Price
- December 09, 2018

Like all Call of Duty games, Black Ops 4 reportedly had a huge launch with lofty sales numbers. Meanwhile, " Black Ops 4's " multiplayer features the return of the Pick 10 system, along with improved weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement. (more...)
O2 customers are back online after software bug causes day long outage O2 customers are back online after software bug causes day long outage
- December 09, 2018

The firm said it would be giving its pay monthly, small and medium business and mobile broadband customers credit for two days of monthly airtime subscription charges. The network said: "We're really sorry for the issues you experienced on Sky Mobile yesterday". Sky is offering up a day of free unlimited data on Saturday as a way of saying sorry to customers. (more...)
Google is dropping Play Services support for Ice Cream Sandwich Google is dropping Play Services support for Ice Cream Sandwich
- December 09, 2018

GOOGLE HAS put Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out to pasture as it raises the requirements for the Google Play API. This news likely won't affect many developers: ICS is seven years old, and fewer than 1% of active devices still run on the platform, the post said. (more...)
These could be the first photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus These could be the first photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- December 08, 2018

The 2019 edition of the Samsung Galaxy A8 uses the company's Infinity-O screen, made with a technology called HIAA (Hole in Active Area) that will be exclusive to the Korean company's phones for a while . The two images only show the back of the phone, but just based on that, we can tell they'll be part of the S10 lineup. Unlike the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, the "premium" Galaxy S10 model is not expected to launch in February, rumors are claiming that this variant of the device may arrive a ... (more...)
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch
- December 08, 2018

The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE games have been beloved by fans for more than a decade, and this new installment on Nintendo Switch will deliver even more of the thrills and heroics that the franchise is known for. While the game seems to focus on the Infinity Stones and the MCU cast, we also see some X-Men like Wolverine and Sentinels in the trailer . That implies that Marvel has dropped the restrictions on film licences that have affected most Marvel games in recent years. (more...)
You can now place your order for ItalDesign's Nissan GT-R50 You can now place your order for ItalDesign's Nissan GT-R50
- December 08, 2018

Deliveries of the 2020-model-year GT-R50 will start in 2019 and continue into the following year. Well, to be precise, the Japanese automobile veteran will manufacture 50 units of the GT-R50. So, if you have got some extra cash lying around and have that craving for an extra special supercar, go ahead and visit GT-R50.nissan to book one for yourself. (more...)
Magic: The Gathering launching esports league with $10M prize pool Magic: The Gathering launching esports league with $10M prize pool
- December 08, 2018

The Magic Pro League will now offer $75,000 streaming and play contracts for "top-ranked" players, with weekly match-ups in Arena that lead to "Mythic Championship events". Challengers from around the world can battle it out against those elite MPL members for their own chances at competitive card game glory. The esport's first major event of the new year, the Magic Invitational , comes at the end of March. (more...)
Epic Games Store now open, continues crusade against revenue sharing Epic Games Store now open, continues crusade against revenue sharing
- December 08, 2018

All three are new games. Up first is underwater exploration title Subnautica , which will be available at no charge from December 14. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will debut on Epic's store, with developers Double Damage Games saying it'll hit other stores "At some point, sure, but not for a while". (more...)
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled announced at the Game Awards Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled announced at the Game Awards
- December 08, 2018

Better still, it will be released on 21 June, which isn't really too far away.The game will be a faithful recreation of the original, with all characters, tracks and arenas returning. Sane Trilogy was revealed . While it's fairly similar to the latter, the game's adventure mode was perhaps the key difference - seeing players taken on a more story-driven single-player outing with a hub world reminiscent of 1997's Diddy Kong Racing. (more...)
TGA 2018: BioWare teases Dragon Age 4 The Dread Wolf Rises TGA 2018: BioWare teases Dragon Age 4 The Dread Wolf Rises
- December 08, 2018

What we do get from the teaser is a bit of new imagery, and the hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises, suggesting that Dragon Age: Inquisition's baldie elf and Duncan Goodhew impersonator Solas will be making a comeback, but beyond that, there's not really much more to say. (more...)
‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Danger Mode ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ Danger Mode
- December 08, 2018

Since CS:GO has also gone free-to-play with the addition of this mode, you're proabably wondering; what happens to those who have bought the game? Yep, that's the whole game, not just battle royale, and not just the offline modes that went free earlier this year. (more...)
Joseph Seed Will Return In Far Cry New Dawn Joseph Seed Will Return In Far Cry New Dawn
- December 08, 2018

Except this one's gonna be all future-y. The good - or bad - news is that Far Cry: New Dawn , a standalone sequel, will pull that ending back from its cliffhanger precipice on 15th February 2019. The narrator in the New Dawn teaser talks about how flames and death "rolled through [their] valley", which sounds a lot like nuclear bombs. What's New in "New Dawn"? However, we've left her on the bench for now, instead opting for Nana. (more...)
Dauntless to Become Truly Cross-Platform with Console & Mobile Releases in 2019 Dauntless to Become Truly Cross-Platform with Console & Mobile Releases in 2019
- December 07, 2018

To tie all of these announcements together, a new trailer for Dauntless also debuted at The Game Awards. "One Dauntless will provide players with a universal ecosystem centered around their personal Dauntless experience". Phoenix Labs also announced Frostfall , a new expansion that will be available on December 6. This includes customisations and purchased items as well. (more...)
Piranha Plant isn't part of Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC Fighters Pass Piranha Plant isn't part of Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC Fighters Pass
- December 07, 2018

Nintendo revealed additional details about the game during a Nintendo Direct last month. But in the end it never happened, and there was no hint of Bayonetta 3 either. Representing the Japanese company Atlus will be Joker from Persona 5 . Are you excited this Persona character will be joining the roster in Smash Ultimate? All of the characters coming to Smash's DLC will be characters from games new to the series he said, and all of them will be unexpected. (more...)
Cuba offers its citizens access to mobile internet for the first time Cuba offers its citizens access to mobile internet for the first time
- December 07, 2018

That's how it's been for the people of Cuba for more than half a century, even in the last 20 years when the internet began connecting folks from nearly every remote corner of the planet. "We already know that independent journalists and bloggers work in a legal limbo that exposes them to arbitrary detentions and we know that their work is already blocked and filtered", said Louise Tillotson, Amnesty International 's researcher for the Caribbean. (more...)
Google shuts down its smart messaging app Allo Google shuts down its smart messaging app Allo
- December 07, 2018

This has been conveyed through an official blogpost by the company and those users who wish to export their chat history will be able to do so till then. And after that it will be gone. As the shutdown time of the Google Allo is very much know, Verizon will be launching the RCS Chat on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone on December 6. (more...)
Microsoft confirms plans to use open source Chromium to develop Edge Microsoft confirms plans to use open source Chromium to develop Edge
- December 07, 2018

Microsoft announced this engineering change December 6. The shift to a Chromium base should make Edge work much better with websites that are optimized for Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers. The company revealed plans to use Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome, to rebuild its Edge browser on Windows 10. Microsoft officials haven't said when they expect the new Edge to roll out to the mainstream, but it won't be anytime very soon, based on ... (more...)
Google wants its Assistant to replace your radio Google wants its Assistant to replace your radio
- December 07, 2018

Other audio news sources interested in participating can refer to the public specification published on the Google developer site. The new project builds on Google's existing efforts to deliver news over its speakers and smartphones, and comes amid a broad effort by news organizations and tech firms to develop more voice services. (more...)
Narrowband Internet of Things Chipset Market: Drivers, Restraint & Future Growth Narrowband Internet of Things Chipset Market: Drivers, Restraint & Future Growth
- December 06, 2018

Further, the report communicates that one of the fundamental contemplations of this market is the expanding cost of crude materials. Scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Energy and Utility Applications Market Report: Rising adoption of cloud platforms across the sector coupled with government initiatives for smart grid modernization across the US, UK, China and India provides lucrative growth opportunities to the IoT in utility market ., The global Internet of Things (IoT) ... (more...)
Amazon Japan has the ultimate amiibo bundle for Smash Ultimate Amazon Japan has the ultimate amiibo bundle for Smash Ultimate
- December 06, 2018

But Nintendo sees the game's release as an opportunity to sell a lot more Amiibo and is releasing a very limited edition mega-box of the figurines to celebrate. Only 50 sets will be produced, and a special poster will also included. In Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, amiibo are used to create CPU characters that can be customized and trained differently than other normal CPU characters. (more...)