IT&Software


GDC survey reveals almost half of devs support unionization GDC survey reveals almost half of devs support unionization
- January 27, 2019

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) will be held between March 18 and 22 in San Francisco, but before that rolls around the website has just revealed its State of the Game Industry report containing quite a bit of information compiling results from a survey of nearly 4,000 game developers. (more...)
Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold
- January 27, 2019

Other fixes are being worked on, bringing changes and improvements to Red Dead Online thanks to player feedback being sent. Additionally, today's update mentioned "a new Freeroam dynamic between bounty hunters and criminal rogues" which will tie into the law and bounty systems. (more...)
Google's 'DeepMind' AI destroys professional StarCraft II players Google's 'DeepMind' AI destroys professional StarCraft II players
- January 26, 2019

In the past, computer games have been used to test the performance of artificial intelligence systems (or machine learning systems). AlphaStar , the first artificial entity to defeat a top professional player, has shown how this criterion will prove increasingly ineffective, as such technology continues to exceed human gaming capabilities. (more...)
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 to launch soon to India, confirms company Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 to launch soon to India, confirms company
- January 26, 2019

These prices are slightly more expensive than what we expect the Redmi Note 7 will sell for when it officially arrives in Malaysia. Now, the brand has confirmed that the update rollout is live. On the software front, the Redmi Note 7 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo and not Android Pie based on MIUI 10. The phone sports a teardrop notch and a dual rear camera setup. (more...)
IOS 12.2 Includes ‘Hey Siri’ Support For Rumored AirPods 2 IOS 12.2 Includes ‘Hey Siri’ Support For Rumored AirPods 2
- January 26, 2019

Finally, there's also been rumours that Apple will add some kind of health-tracking ability to the new devices. Poking around in the code for iOS 12.2 beta 1 , Guilherme Rambo from 9to5Mac discovered at hidden pop-up box with the text "Talk to Siri with your AirPods or iPhone by saying 'Hey Siri'". (more...)
Fortnite Season 7 Week 8 Challenges Cheat Sheet & Guide Fortnite Season 7 Week 8 Challenges Cheat Sheet & Guide
- January 26, 2019

We're now deep into the second half of Season 7. The Fortnite season 7 week 8 challenge will net you xx Battle Stars, though, so it's well worth knowing where to find the mysterious hatch and get on your way with putting another weekly challenge in the books. (more...)
Google Google "Coral" on Geekbench: Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, Android Q
- January 26, 2019

In other words, the facial recognition software Google is working on will work natively in Android without modification from OEMs. We've spotted dozens of strings and multiple methods, classes, and fields related to facial recognition in the framework, SystemUI, and Settings APKs in the leaked AOSP build of Android Q that we obtained. (more...)
PUBG Season 5 Latest Updates PUBG Season 5 Latest Updates
- January 26, 2019

The game mode is Resident Evil 2-esque and spawns Bosses and Zombies from the game. Ever since, there have been sightings on zombies on PUBG Mobile making users anticipate for this new addition. To add to the celebration, the main menu theme and background has been modified to echo the Resident Evil 2's theme. Additionally, Sanhok gets the Quick Match Arcade Mode along with a few other features from the PC version of the game. (more...)
LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC | newkerala.com #93149 LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC | newkerala.com #93149
- January 26, 2019

Both the Samsung and Xiaomi folding phone rival and this device featuring gesture controls are slated to be unveiled on February 24, the day before the Mobile World Congress opens to the public. gesture that allowed you to interact with the display without actually touching it. The invitation sparked speculation that LG's new G8 smartphone would be unveiled in Spain . (more...)
HMD Global's Just Revealed Their Android Pie Roadmap for Nokia Phones HMD Global's Just Revealed Their Android Pie Roadmap for Nokia Phones
- January 26, 2019

As of now, eight Nokia smartphones including Nokia 7.1 , Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus , Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 5.1 Plus have been updated to Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 9 PureView is quite probably the most interesting, and most talked about Nokia-branded smartphone at the moment. It may take some more time to roll out the update in all regions. (more...)
PUBG Lite Open Beta Kicks Off Today PUBG Lite Open Beta Kicks Off Today
- January 26, 2019

Hopefully, PUBG Lite will be able to follow in Fortnite's example or at the least give more users a chance to play together on PC. The idea is to provide a version of the game for players with weaker machines to get them playing. The massively Popular Battle Royale PUBG (PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds ), is now available as PUBG Lite , in the form of Open Beta Version. While the developer is staying tight-lipped over the monetization, we expect a more PUBG MOBILE approach for buying ... (more...)
New Apple iPads surface in EEC certification database New Apple iPads surface in EEC certification database
- January 26, 2019

Whether or not any of these newly-certified models are that device is unknown, but it's certainly possible. The approvals cover a collection of 6 models i.e. It's expected that while Apple will introduce a faster processor in the iPad mini 5, it will keep the price down with a low-priced display in a design that largely resembles the iPad mini 4. (more...)
EA Working to Fix Anthem Demo Server Issues EA Working to Fix Anthem Demo Server Issues
- January 26, 2019

According to BioWare Studio Head Casey Hudson, today's Anthem VIP demo issues are not server related at all, something that was originally targeted when players were unable to log into the game. At the time of writing, it's impossible for some to play the ANTHEM VIP demo because they simply can't connect. The official EA Help account on Twitter has noted that it is now addressing adding "more server capacity" to the demo and looking into the "infinite loading issue" players have been ... (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's DLC ending is getting tweaked in response to controversy Assassin's Creed Odyssey's DLC ending is getting tweaked in response to controversy
- January 26, 2019

At the end of the Shadow Heritage episode, your character has a child from a heterosexual relationship. You can also romance anyone in the game, so if you want to play as a gay character, it's possible. After engaging in discussions with the player base, and the LGBTQ charity GLAAD, Ubisoft has decided to retroactively make "changes to a cutscene and some dialogue in Shadow Heritage to better reflect the nature of the relationship for players selecting a non-romantic storyline". (more...)
Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers will start carrying Nokia phones again Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers will start carrying Nokia phones again
- January 26, 2019

The Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket is a tweaked version of the hardware we saw launch internationally back in October . It's outfitted with a 5.99-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and has a sturdy polycarbonate design. Smartphone shoppers have lots of choices out there, and the increased accessibility of unlocked devices has made it easier for users to select their handsets and carriers independently. (more...)
Facebook to 'merge' Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger Facebook to 'merge' Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger
- January 25, 2019

With this update, a WhatsApp user would be able to send a message to a friend who has Facebook or Instagram , even if they don't have WhatsApp. Facebook probably didn't want to talk about this in the middle of a privacy scandal, but its hand was forced by insiders talking to the New York Times . (more...)
Motorola inadvertently reveals all Moto G7 lineup ahead of official unveiling Motorola inadvertently reveals all Moto G7 lineup ahead of official unveiling
- January 25, 2019

The upcoming Moto G7 will be coming with a Waterdrop notch on the display and also with the trimmed down bezels on the top, bottom and sides. However, we've managed pull out all the relevant information about the Moto G7 lineup, so here's what we've learned. (more...)
Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios
- January 25, 2019

In a YouTube video posted to all of Nintendo's social media, Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi has announced that all current development on Metroid Prime 4 will be scrapped. We have chose to reexamine the development structure itself and change it. Development on the project will restart under Retro Studios, the USA developers responsible for the original Metroid Prime trilogy. (more...)
Kingdom Hearts 3: Every confirmed Keyblade and how to get them Kingdom Hearts 3: Every confirmed Keyblade and how to get them
- January 25, 2019

However, the primary concern is still with Sora, the main protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series. Also new to the series will be the Toy Box from Toy Story , San Fransokyo from Big Hero Six , the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled and Arendelle from Frozen . (more...)
‘Farming Simulator’ Introducing Competitive League, and That Ain’t Hay ‘Farming Simulator’ Introducing Competitive League, and That Ain’t Hay
- January 25, 2019

It seems that following the success of the first series of Farming Simulator Championships previous year, Giants Software have created the franchise's first, fully-fledged esports league . The first event, held in Hanover, Germany in 2017, drew larger than expected crowds. Players would compete online to see who could stack bales of hay faster. (more...)
Apple's iPhone SE is back Apple's iPhone SE is back
- January 25, 2019

The iPhone SEfeatures a 4 inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and it comes with an Apple A9 processor and it also comes with 2GB of RAM and a choice of either 16GB or 64GB of built in storage. It isn't a rocket science to understand why Apple is moving to OLED after all this while. Firms like Samsung , LG, OnePlus and others have already been using OLED panels since years in their smartphones. (more...)
Microsoft Edge begins flagging fake news for iOS and Android users Microsoft Edge begins flagging fake news for iOS and Android users
- January 25, 2019

CNN and Fox News were also deemed as safe. We pride ourselves on our transparency - we're not an algorithm. NewsGuard's label states "fairly clearly" how many times it tried to contact Mail Online , Brill told the Guardian . The deal between Microsoft and NewsGuard is part of the Redmond-headquartered company's Defending Democracy programme. Note: not all Edge users will see the ratings. (more...)
Is Fallout 76 going free-to-play? Bethesda responds to rumor Is Fallout 76 going free-to-play? Bethesda responds to rumor
- January 25, 2019

The rumour, as relayed by SegmentNext , was based largely on a supposed mystery source at Australian retailer EB Games saying the distributor was recalling copies. The game launched in November, so the idea that it would go free-to-play seemed like a pretty extravagant admission of failure on Bethesda's part. When a fan complained that they would want their money back and that the game going free-to-play would be a " slap in the face ", Bethesda stated; " There is no truth to this rumour ". (more...)
Dates, VIP Demo Access, Early Download, Friend Codes, And More Dates, VIP Demo Access, Early Download, Friend Codes, And More
- January 25, 2019

Anyone granted access to the VIP demo will also receive three "Friend Passes", enabling you to invite three buddies of your choosing to join in and play with you. Everyone else will have to wait for the open demo, which will start February 1st at 10 am EST and end on February 3rd at 9 pm EST. Your character will be able to go up to level 15, and you'll be able to explore the world, as well as complete a story mission and a stronghold. (more...)
Google may make Adblocking impossible on Edge and Chrome Google may make Adblocking impossible on Edge and Chrome
- January 25, 2019

Google's proposed changes , detailed in its Manifest V3 document , would make significant changes to how extensions fundamentally work within Chrome . Today, browser extensions can use Chrome/Chromium's webRequest API to block requests, which is the prerequisite to block ads and more importantly tracking scripts used to monitor users' behaviour and build personal profiles. (more...)