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HP Releases High-Resolution Reverb VR Headset HP Releases High-Resolution Reverb VR Headset
- March 21, 2019

The resolution alone is enough to make the HP Reverb one of the most attractive options in the VR headset market, but there's plenty more to be impressed with here, including the 114-degree field of view. Well, we're past that now - and HP has really reinvented its headset. The build also features a replaceable fabric face mask and separate cable package (for multiple users), as well as integrated cameras for inside-out tracking. (more...)
Microsoft new Windows Virtual Desktop available for testing in Public Preview Microsoft new Windows Virtual Desktop available for testing in Public Preview
- March 21, 2019

Earlier this month, Microsoft had said that starting from April it will begin notifying Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 considering the user-favorite operating system is going out of support on January 14, 2020. "Open Select "..." "Downloads and updates " "Get updates ". If you are anxious about paying for Windows 10, several users have managed to upgrade to Windows 10 for free by using their Windows 7 keys. (more...)
Opera for Android now includes a free and unlimited VPN Opera for Android now includes a free and unlimited VPN
- March 21, 2019

And, most importantly, unlike other third-party VPN services, since its a free built-in service from Opera no login credentials are required to use the VPN, which makes the user experience more hassle-free. Opera says that users still running this version can switch to Opera for Android, but no further updates are otherwise planned. There's also the option to select a specific region to connect to, which could unlock a few geo-restricted websites or services on your mobile device. (more...)
Qualcomm announces QCS400 chips to power smart speakers Qualcomm announces QCS400 chips to power smart speakers
- March 21, 2019

Improvements in voice UI with faster response times for voice commands, better sound pickup even in noisy environments and local voice control. "These new SoCs raise the bar on both feature integration and power performance for smart audio compared to our previous technology". (more...)
Here’s how Apple’s most affordable iPad compares with the second-cheapest iPad Here’s how Apple’s most affordable iPad compares with the second-cheapest iPad
- March 21, 2019

Thus, for now, the second generation Apple Pencil remains exclusive to the 2018 iPad Pro models, which start from an expensive $799 price tag. However, out of the two, the company's much affordable iPad mini is the one that is likely to see more buyers around the globe because of the price. (more...)
Iconic shooter game is coming soon Iconic shooter game is coming soon
- March 21, 2019

Call of Duty Mobile promises to deliver 60 fps gameplay with multiple modes, such as Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Frontline, as well as the ability to enjoy classic CoD maps such as Nuketown and Crash. These include numerous modes in the original Call of Duty games for consoles and PC such as Search and Destroy and Free-For-All. Screenshots of a mobile iteration for Call of Duty had previously leaked . (more...)
Moto G7 India launch pegged for March 25 Moto G7 India launch pegged for March 25
- March 21, 2019

Motorola launched Moto G7 series earlier this year including smartphones like Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play smartphones in Brazil. The Moto Z4 doesn't have a fingerprint scanner on its back, so we are assuming it be built into the display. It sports a 3,000mAh battery with support for 15W TurboPower fast charging. (more...)
Epic Games Store Game Keys Can Now Be Sold on Humble Bundle Epic Games Store Game Keys Can Now Be Sold on Humble Bundle
- March 21, 2019

Deep Silver never provided sales data for the previous title, but in the USA alone, the game surpassed lifetime retail sales of Metro 2033 in its first week. It will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store and Windows Store until 12 months after release. Sounds like the move from Steam to the Epic Games Store was a gamble that paid off for Metro: Exodus . (more...)
The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 RAM controversy: 6GB or 8GB RAM? The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 RAM controversy: 6GB or 8GB RAM?
- March 21, 2019

It looks like Samsung has a few Galaxy S10 quality control issues that need to be taken care of. Only the S10 and the S10 Plus will be available for pre-orders, however; the S10e is not available for pre-orders. All of that will be displayed on the largest screen Samsung ever put on a phone, a huge 6.7-inch display. There will be one screen outside for usage when the phone is folded. (more...)
Apple’s official iPhone and iPad cases now come in new colors Apple’s official iPhone and iPad cases now come in new colors
- March 21, 2019

Apple's $39 silicone cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max now come in Delft blue, papaya, and spearmint. The company is updating its lineup of iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands with some new Spring-flavoured colorways today, as reported by MacRumors . (more...)
Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects
- March 21, 2019

NVIDIA's new Jetson Nano is $99 for individuals or $129 for the "production-ready" units that companies would use and deploy. The new AI computer is created to be accessible to "makers, inventors, developers, and students", and as evidence to that, it's coming in with a $99 price tag. (more...)
Castle Crashers Remastered Officially Announced for Switch and PS4 Castle Crashers Remastered Officially Announced for Switch and PS4
- March 21, 2019

On Switch, the game will support HD rumble and local four-player gameplay using Joy-Cons, while PS4 will be getting that light bar support that was teased last week. The original ran at 30 frames per second. All previously released downloadable content like characters, weapons, and animal orbs are available in-game. (more...)
NVIDIA Confirms Ray Tracing Coming to Non-RTX GPUs NVIDIA Confirms Ray Tracing Coming to Non-RTX GPUs
- March 21, 2019

That's support for Microsoft's DXR API which will enable real-time raytracing capabilities in existing and upcoming gaming titles. However, Pascal owners can not use DXR API since the support wasn't available until now. We'll just have to wait and see if this encourages more game developers to support ray tracing, which is what Nvidia is doubtlessly hoping for. "Until Nvidia RTX, real-time ray tracing was perpetually on the horizon". (more...)
Nvidia's Gaugan tech turns simple colour blocks into realistic landscapes Nvidia's Gaugan tech turns simple colour blocks into realistic landscapes
- March 21, 2019

And then the neural network is able to fill in all of the detail and texture, and the reflections, shadows and colours, based on what it has learned about real images. And depending on which choice you make or which style you use, the AI creates a unique scenario, even if two users create the same sketch. So the developers or the painter don't have to say "create a reflection on this body of water". (more...)
Castlevania, Contra, Konami Arcade Anniversary Collections officially announced Castlevania, Contra, Konami Arcade Anniversary Collections officially announced
- March 21, 2019

The collection will be available as a digital purchase only for $19.99. These Anniversary Collections will be available digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and will each include a bonus eBook that is "packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before revealed to the public!" It's also pegged for early summer, and some of the included games have ... (more...)
The Zelda Series is Crossing Over With Crypt of the Necrodancer The Zelda Series is Crossing Over With Crypt of the Necrodancer
- March 20, 2019

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games , you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. Cadence must team up with Link and Zelda as the trio go on a quest to save Hyrule from certain ruin. Both Link and Zelda will be playable alongside series songstress Cadence as you groove your way through classic Hyrule enemies and tunes. (more...)
Amazon launches new budget Kindle Amazon launches new budget Kindle
- March 20, 2019

Until now, this incredibly useful feature was reserved for the Kindle Paperwhite (£119.99) and Kindle Oasis (£229.99). The company's newest Kindle is not much of a major upgrade, and it's only being upgraded to include a new adjustable front light. (more...)
Oculus has a new PC VR headset called the Oculus Rift S Oculus has a new PC VR headset called the Oculus Rift S
- March 20, 2019

The new 2019 Oculus line-up is therefore a choice between the Quest and the Rift S , depending on whether you have (or want to buy) a reasonably high-end PC or not. Another interesting point to add is the fact that Rift S was actually co-designed by Lenovo. The Rift S uses the same integrated audio system as the Oculus Quest and Oculus Go , with a headphone jack that lets you use your own headphones if you prefer. (more...)
Cuphead is Coming to Switch This April Cuphead is Coming to Switch This April
- March 20, 2019

The update adds long-requested features like Mugman as a playable character during the single-player campaign, new animated cutscenes, new fight introductions, additional languages, and bug fixes. Cuphead was previously rumored for the system earlier this year when reports of Xbox Game Pass coming to Switch surfaced. We'd like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation! That's a surprising announcement in itself, as it seemed that Cuphead would remain a ... (more...)
Qualcomm Reveals Wireless VR Headset Qualcomm Reveals Wireless VR Headset
- March 20, 2019

The website revealed that the glasses will be officially unveiled at this week's Video Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, and could be launched in Asia later this year. CNET Is this what Vive Cosmos is? This headset is also able to essentially function like a wireless PC VR headset, like this little number from HTC , in a smaller package. (more...)
Apple releases 2nd gen AirPods with Wireless Charging Apple releases 2nd gen AirPods with Wireless Charging
- March 20, 2019

The new AirPods uses Apple's new H1 chip which is created to offer seamless connectivity and longer talk time while providing the same hands-free convenience of "Hey Siri". The Wireless Charging Case can also be purchased separately for $79 and will work with your existing first-get AirPods . The Wireless Charging Case can itself be charged up via any Qi-compatible pad, while "an LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a ... (more...)
European Union regulators fine Google $1.68B USA for abusing online ads market European Union regulators fine Google $1.68B USA for abusing online ads market
- March 20, 2019

Google on Tuesday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results in an effort to avoid further fines from the EU's top anti-trust regulator. Google's chief legal officer, Kent Walker, has responded to the fine. However, whether we will see a spike in non-Google browsers being downloaded to Android phones as a result of this change remains to be seen. (more...)
Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russian Federation Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russian Federation
- March 20, 2019

However, it should be noted that prices of smartphones are generally higher in Russian Federation, and we expect the phone to carry a price tag that's lower than United States dollars 200 (or around INR 10,000 in India). For camera duties, it offers a 13MP rear camera with F1.9 aperture and a 5MP front camera with face recognition. The latest Samsung offering runs on One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie. (more...)
Google to Retire Inbox by Gmail on April 2 Google to Retire Inbox by Gmail on April 2
- March 20, 2019

The experimental interface for Gmail, launched in 2014 , has been earmarked for closure for some time after its features such as snoozing emails graduated into the main Gmail service. The company first announced Inbox would be getting the axe previous year, and we were expecting the app to shut down in 2018, but it seems as the whole process took a bit more time. (more...)
Ardern Says New Zealand Shooter Will Be Nameless, Not Famous Ardern Says New Zealand Shooter Will Be Nameless, Not Famous
- March 19, 2019

The remains of just six of the 50 people killed in Christchurch last week have been released to relatives for burial, according to New Zealand police . The victims, who were killed during Friday prayers, were largely Muslim migrants, refugees and residents from countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Turkey, Kuwait, Somalia and others. (more...)