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‘Call of Duty’ holding free week for Blackout mode ‘Call of Duty’ holding free week for Blackout mode
- January 21, 2019

Black Ops 4 Blackout is Activision and developer Treyarch's expected response to the Battle Royale craze, but it's not an inferior knockoff. The new game mode is called "Ambush" and was originally leaked through the game's app which showed users a description of the mode that'll be around for a limited time when it's released. (more...)
Verizon to roll out free robocoll spam protection to all customers Verizon to roll out free robocoll spam protection to all customers
- January 21, 2019

Call Filter - which was formerly known as Caller Name ID - uses a custom algorithm to determine the "spam level" of an incoming call. Verizon says the spam and robocalling features have caught almost a billion malicious robocalls in the past year. (more...)
Moto G7 series will come in fours before MWC 2019 Moto G7 series will come in fours before MWC 2019
- January 21, 2019

The fingerprint sensor will be located below the camera module with the batwing M logo inside of it, just like the Motorola One Power. According to info out of Brazil, the Moto G7 lineup are already available in a number of retail stores in Brazil, so we have some exclusive hands-on images as well as exact pricing of the Moto G7 power . (more...)
'Speed Limit' feature on Google Maps expanding in US 'Speed Limit' feature on Google Maps expanding in US
- January 21, 2019

Sadly, despite claims that these apps can help users map their routes or include tools such as a compass or speedometer, every single app ended up relying on Google Maps or its related API to perform the real work. The new commute tab is located in the toolbar at the bottom of the Google Maps app , between the "Explore" and "For you" tabs. Google has yet to confirm whether or not the test will lead to a wider rollout. (more...)
Twitter bug exposed some Android users’ private tweets since 2014 Twitter bug exposed some Android users’ private tweets since 2014
- January 20, 2019

Twitter's disclosure of the issue explains how if you had a private Twitter profile, with the "Protect your Tweets" setting enabled, but then used the Twitter Android app and changed certain account settings (such as changing your email address), then the "Protect your Tweets" setting was disabled without alerting the user. (more...)
The VW GTI TCR Will Rock Your World with 286 Horsepower The VW GTI TCR Will Rock Your World with 286 Horsepower
- January 20, 2019

The result, out on the street, is a claimed zero to 100km/h sprint time of 5.6 seconds, versus the normal GTI's 6.5s. The production version matches the concept car's specs, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 under the hood sending 286 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. (more...)
Apple could launch two new low-priced iPads in early 2019 Apple could launch two new low-priced iPads in early 2019
- January 20, 2019

For a while, it was believed the iPad mini might never see a refresh as larger-sized iPhones became more sensible alternatives. Apple may have only debuted its latest iPads at the end of 2018, but it is reportedly gearing up to launch at least two more in the first half of 2019. (more...)
Google Maps now showing posted speed limits for users across the US
- January 20, 2019

The feature isn't entirely new as Google started testing speed limit indicators within the app in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro back in 2017, but the feature became less reliable when its accuracy was downgraded previous year. Though it does make the most sense in the navigation portion of the app, since most people do use Google Maps when they are going somewhere they haven't gone before. (more...)
Overwatch's Lunar New Year event returns January 24 Overwatch's Lunar New Year event returns January 24
- January 20, 2019

Judging from past events like the winter celebration that took place towards the end of 2018, each day will introduce players to a new skin before all the cosmetics become available at the start of the event. Hanzo's is only the second new skin to be revealed so far for Lunar New Year's Year of the Pig, and there will be plenty more before the event starts next week. (more...)
PUBG Mobile Season 5 update available now PUBG Mobile Season 5 update available now
- January 20, 2019

Also, Royale Pass Season 5 will be available on January 19. Another release this week has given a report on the PUBG Mobile Season 5 release date and booked time of launch. The "Classic" voice is back. You can find it in Settings after the update. When will PUBG Mobile Season 5 go live? Premium outfits and taunting emotes are available as rewards. (more...)
Momentum for T-Mobile, Sprint merger slows amid new controversy Momentum for T-Mobile, Sprint merger slows amid new controversy
- January 19, 2019

Considering that a room at the hotel can easily cost over $300, that definitely wasn't a cheap bill for T-Mobile. "These visits highlight a stark reality in Washington, unprecedented in modern American history", the Post wrote. Legere downplayed the reports in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. These lists of guests who stayed the Trump Hotel were given to The Washington Post (a news site that Trump really does not like, and refers to as "The Amazon Washington Post " since Amazon owns ... (more...)
Microsoft HoloLens 2 looks set to debut at MWC next month Microsoft HoloLens 2 looks set to debut at MWC next month
- January 19, 2019

Sure, the invite itself seems mysterious, with an image of a futuristic Barcelona, where MWC is held. On hand at the event will be Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White, and Alex Kipman. If we translate that into something resembling English, we'd expect a more refined approach to HoloLens that can be used by consumers on a more regular basis. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20, M10 price and release date leaked Samsung Galaxy M20, M10 price and release date leaked
- January 19, 2019

There may be more than one variant for each of these devices, and the prices confirmed to us by our sources are likely of the base models. Both smartphones will be available exclusively via Amazon India . Just like the M10, the M20 is also expected to come with a 6.2-inch display, but it is expected to be of full HD+ resolution. Powering the Galaxy Note9 is a 4,000mAh battery which supports fast charging via USB-C as well as Fast Wireless charging. (more...)
WhatsApp beat Facebook in terms of mobile app popularity WhatsApp beat Facebook in terms of mobile app popularity
- January 19, 2019

However, in the U.S, Facebook and Messenger took the top thorn while WhatsApp did not even make the top 10 listicles. However, if we look at the global scale, Facebook sat as the top app of the year with a higher number of active users. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date
- January 19, 2019

Microsoft recently updated its support page for Windows 10 Mobile to note the change in status. Support for restoring a new device from an existing backup could even work up to a year after the December 10, 2019 deadline. After that date, "we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device", Microsoft itself recommended in a separate end-of-support FAQ . (more...)
Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid unrest Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid unrest
- January 18, 2019

After the first blackout, Misa-Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) filed an urgent chamber application challenging the directive and arguing that the directive was illegal and in contravention of the constitution as well as global law. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL Lite To Sport Snapdragon 710 SoC, 6GB RAM Google Pixel 3 XL Lite To Sport Snapdragon 710 SoC, 6GB RAM
- January 18, 2019

Now, it looks like, Google never learned any lessons a year ago, as another of the unreleased product has made its way to the Internet that too its own video platform YouTube. Nearly certainly in the name of making this device less expensive, the Pixel 3 Lite ships with a single front-facing camera. Hints of the supposed Pixel 3 XL Lite first cropped up at on mobile score site, Geekbench . (more...)
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Morphs onto PS4 in April Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Morphs onto PS4 in April
- January 18, 2019

The game is available for pre-order now at www.battleforthegrid.com with a price tag of $19.99. Those ordering prior to launch will receive an exclusive bonus of the Green Ranger V2 character skin and a digital art book. Today, nWay , the developer and publisher behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars , the hit multiplayer mobile game with over 45 million downloads, is partnering with Hasbro and global content leader Lionsgate to announce Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid . (more...)
Android Q - Exclusive First Look And Awesome New Features Android Q - Exclusive First Look And Awesome New Features
- January 18, 2019

Other things found in Android Q include a completely revamped permissions UI, new developer settings, some sort of desktop mode , a built-in screen recorder buried in the developer settings, new accessibility features, and more. However, what can be seen in this new version, the dark mode will be much broader in numerous interfaces. In Android Q , we could see something similar introduced to the OS as a whole. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout free trial announced
- January 18, 2019

In addition to announcing the Blackout Free Trial, developer Treyarch also released a new " Black Ops 4" update for console players, coming later this week on PC and adding the new "Unsinkable" Gauntlet and new Elixirs in the form of Perk Up , Refresh Mint , and Conflagration Liquidation . (more...)
BMW 7 Series: Bigger Grille, Better Tech, and New PHEV Inline-Six BMW 7 Series: Bigger Grille, Better Tech, and New PHEV Inline-Six
- January 18, 2019

There is nothing revolutionary but the updates should be enough to see the 7 Series through to the next generation model. Extra sound deadening is said to make this a particularly hushed interior, and double-glazed Comfort glass is available as an option for bank-vault refinement. (more...)
LG G8 360-degree renders show the notch is returning LG G8 360-degree renders show the notch is returning
- January 18, 2019

Thankfully, it's apparently a much more affordable approach - Samsung's foldy phone is rumoured to cost £1,400 . Its full name is the LG G8 ThinQ , and the rumour is that there'll be one small 3-to-4-inch screen, and another one that combines with it to make around 7 inches overall. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked
- January 18, 2019

The in-screen fingerprint does not support screen protector. The design matches what we've seen in rumors: an all-screen phone with an elliptical hole cut out for dual front-facing cameras. There will be three versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 launching next month, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and the S10 Lite, we are also expecting to see a 5G version of the handset. (more...)
Google hikes prices for G Suite Basic and Business Editions Google hikes prices for G Suite Basic and Business Editions
- January 18, 2019

G Suite Basic will raise prices from $5 per user per month to $6. Be that as it may, the new G Suite prices are global and are expected to go live on April 2 this year. Customers that license G Suite through a reseller will hear directly from those Google partners. The price rises aren't small - 20 per cent in some cases, but this only applies to the Basic and Business editions. (more...)
More than 770 million emails exposed in breach More than 770 million emails exposed in breach
- January 18, 2019

Hunt told Wired .com that its hard to see where the info originated from but it could have come from more than 2,000 leaked databases. The date of the breach was reported as January 7. As Hunt wryly suggested, Pwned Passwords is a great resource for learning just how unwise it is to use a password like "P@ssword" for any online account. (more...)