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Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in NY with 495bhp flat-six Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in NY with 495bhp flat-six
- April 18, 2019

The sprint from 0-60 miles per hour (96 km/h) will be dealt with in just 3.8 seconds and the German sports auto can power through to a 192 miles per hour (309 km/h) top speed. It gets the full list of Porsche's performance features as standard, which include rear-axle steering, adaptive dampers, variable exhaust system, Sport Chrono package, dynamic engine mounts and carbon ceramic brakes. (more...)
Microsoft unveils monstrously expensive Surface Hub 2S Microsoft unveils monstrously expensive Surface Hub 2S
- April 18, 2019

Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Hub 2S "interactive whiteboard" on Wednesday. Aside from being lighter and slimmer, the Surface Hub 2S can be paired with third-party add-ons including the Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand and the APC Charge Mobile Battery to make the collaboration hub more portable and charge it up for mobile use. (more...)
Facebook Prepping Voice Assistant, Possibly for VR Headsets Facebook Prepping Voice Assistant, Possibly for VR Headsets
- April 18, 2019

According to a report by CNBC , Facebook is allegedly working behind the scenes on a voice assistant. The virtual assistant market is already overcrowded with at least a dozen companies around the world all trying to push their own product. (more...)
Olixar case renders provide our best look at the OnePlus 7 Pro Olixar case renders provide our best look at the OnePlus 7 Pro
- April 18, 2019

However, the tweet doesn't reveal any particular details around the specifications or design of the OnePlus 7. Another possible OnePlus 7 Pro color scheme. This will notably the highest in the history of OnePlus smartphones. In the concept videos based on renders, shown above and below from @OnLeaks and @ Pricebaba , both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are shown to feature a volume rocker on the left side, a power button and alert slider on the right, and a speaker grille and USB-C port ... (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ad teases Stage Builder mode Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ad teases Stage Builder mode
- April 18, 2019

The shot shows part of the Smash Ultimate main menu on screen behind a Switch with a new menu item. This confirms what data miners already revealed earlier this year, that the Stage Builder mode from Brawl and Smash Wii U is coming to Ultimate . (more...)
Switch version 8.0.0 system update now available Switch version 8.0.0 system update now available
- April 18, 2019

You can now sort games by title, publisher, total play time, and time last played. Along with the move to a new whole number increment also comes some new features that Switch fans have wanted for a while now. Once enabled, it can be quickly toggled on by pressing the home button twice. Besides, personalizing your user icon by picking from 15 new icons inspired by Yoshi's Crafted World and Splatoon 2 is now possible. (more...)
Joker joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate alongside new Stage Builder Joker joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate alongside new Stage Builder
- April 18, 2019

While you can purchase each of the Challenger Packs separately, doing so will cost you $5.99 a pop. There will be new Mii Fighter costumes allowing you to dress your fighters up with a Morgana hat from Persona 5 . The stage builder is, as you might have already guessed, a stage creator suite that lets you create arenas for the game. It gives you the flexibility to include moving and spinning platforms, alongside new stage elements like teleporters. (more...)
France Launches International Contest To Design Notre Dame Spire’s Replacement France Launches International Contest To Design Notre Dame Spire’s Replacement
- April 18, 2019

A news post on Ubisoft's website states that the company will be making Assassin's Creed Unity free on Uplay so that all players can enjoy the Notre-Dame cathedral in a fashion. Notre Dame will be closed for at least five years while the building is restored following the devastating fire . Construction workers brought in a delivery of wooden planks and a large crane Wednesday morning as crews inspected the damage and worked to make sure that what had survived the fire was ... (more...)
Microsoft announces great value Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Microsoft announces great value Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
- April 18, 2019

Gattis explains that Microsoft wants to maintain a $50 (or larger) price gap between the two, because "the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is created to make console gaming more accessible to more people". Microsoft plans to trial the package via the Xbox Insider Program in the meantime, now distributing invites to a "limited number" of members. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can also log in and download/install the title to get started. (more...)
Galaxy Fold display failure affecting review units — Trouble for Samsung Galaxy Fold display failure affecting review units — Trouble for Samsung
- April 18, 2019

Samsung says its phone "is manufactured with a special protective layer", to cover the plastic Infinity Flex display. In this case, the left side of the folding panel is flickering without any rhyme or reason. YouTuber Marques Brownlee , who also peeled off the film, is experiencing a malfunctioning display, too. "The phone comes with this protective layer/film". (more...)
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro differences detailed OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro differences detailed
- April 17, 2019

The CEO requested to check to see his post on April 17. This is a typical OnePlus move wherein the company's marketing team builds up the hype for its upcoming devices. The OnePlus One , OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 , OnePlus 5 , and OnePlus 6 have all represented OnePlus' first (and sometimes only) flagship during their respective launch years. (more...)
PS4 Games Will Play On PlayStation 5, Says Sony PS4 Games Will Play On PlayStation 5, Says Sony
- April 17, 2019

The upcoming PlayStation 5 is a proper hardware evolution of the PlayStation 4 . So it is easier to make the PS4 games run on PS5. As mentioned above, PS5 will accommodate physical media, meaning disc-based games as well as digital. While on a PS5 dev kit with SSD, Spiderman loads in just about 1.5s. (The devkit, an early "low-speed" version, is concealed in a big silver tower, with no visible componentry.) What took 15 seconds now takes less than one: 0.8 seconds, to be exact. (more...)
Intel abandons 5G iPhone plans following Apple's Qualcomm settlement Intel abandons 5G iPhone plans following Apple's Qualcomm settlement
- April 17, 2019

Earlier the same day, Apple had fired the first legal shots in a San Diego courtroom, accusing Qualcomm of abusing its market power. However, the entire game changed in the last few 12 hours. Although that gave Apple a way to keep making iPhones there was a cost. Qualcomm stock has exploded upwards on this guidance, rising 20 percent. It's getting a payment from Apple, and a multi-year deal to supply chips for iPhone. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Back Online After Outage Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Back Online After Outage
- April 17, 2019

The company's March outage also impacted the wider Facebook product family, including Instagram and WhatsApp , and persisted for hours. "Confirmed: Analysis of global network data shows Facebook , WhatsApp , Instagram and Messenger down globally for an estimated 60 percent of users; incident ongoing #FacebookDown", cybersecurity firm NetBlock.org tweeted. (more...)
Apple Card seen bolstering iPhone user loyalty Apple Card seen bolstering iPhone user loyalty
- April 17, 2019

With the announcement of the new Apple Card this week, some fans may have hoped for the reinvention of how we pay for things. Apple also launched a credit card called Apple card. We won't be surprised if all the issues now available on Apple News + are already stored on a third-party server. Apple will charge 1% for making an instant transfer from the Apple Pay Cash balance to a debit card. (more...)
Honor 20 series set for London launch May 21 Honor 20 series set for London launch May 21
- April 17, 2019

The Honor 20 series is likely going to include three phones which are the Honor 20 Lite , Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro . The all-new Honor 20 Series will be the successor to the last year's Honor 10 Series . The phone, dubbed as Honor 8S , has surfaced online revealing its design and specifications. According to a report by WinFuture , Honor 8S will feature a 5.71-inch waterdrop notch display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. (more...)
Apple Arcade gaming service could cost company over $500 million Apple Arcade gaming service could cost company over $500 million
- April 17, 2019

This is a promise the company plans to keep with its latest investment. For those unaware, Apple's Arcade is a gaming subscription service without "Cloud-based" prefixed to it. Meanwhile, the Apple App Store needs users to purchase specific games and find the ones that aren't clones of the popular apps. But the comparison between the two services may be a result of activity vs. (more...)
Leak suggests the OnePlus 7 launch is less than a month away Leak suggests the OnePlus 7 launch is less than a month away
- April 17, 2019

If you remember, OnePlus 6 was launched on May 16 last year globally, hence the date of May 14 is nearly one year later. The Model number of "GM1915" appears totally different from the Model numbers of earlier devices from OnePlus , the last one being A6010 and A6013 for OnePlus 6T . (more...)
Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL
- April 16, 2019

The video ends with Google revealing that Pixel-exclusive Avengers: Endgame playmojis are now available on Playground. Well, now we have a good idea. As smartphone prices continue to climb, with the likes of Samsung and Apple offering phones that cost over $1,000, competing with mid-tier smartphone vendors (and perhaps learning more about that market as a vendor), the move makes a lot of sense for Google. (more...)
Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out worldwide Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out worldwide
- April 16, 2019

The new feature will be particularly loved by those who often use the smartphone in low light situations, where it's hard to deal with the glare of White interfaces. To make sure people are aware of this, a tutorial will appear the first time you use the keyboard after you get the update. Multi-select gesture. A new system-wide gesture will let users multi-select items in table and collection views. (more...)
Forza Street Launches on Windows 10, is Coming to Mobile Forza Street Launches on Windows 10, is Coming to Mobile
- April 16, 2019

According to Turn 10 Studios, it will release new features for the game over time, as well as "actively" engaging with the game's community, though no additional details on that were provided. The game builds off Miami Street , a free-to-play title from 2018, so if this all seems oddly familiar to you, there's a reasonable chance that's the cause. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-orders open at Verizon on April 18 Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-orders open at Verizon on April 18
- April 16, 2019

South Korea's three mobile carriers - SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus - held launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G , whose base version costs 1.39mil won (RM4,991). Unfortunately, those speeds are most of the time achieved in lab conditions, so if you're located I Chicago or Minneapolis, you'll probably get download speeds of around 450Mbps. (more...)
Claim Outlook.com website breach much worse than Microsoft admits Claim Outlook.com website breach much worse than Microsoft admits
- April 15, 2019

A source described the attack before Microsoft released its statement, and then provided screenshots to prove it. Microsoft then confirmed to Motherboard that some email content had been accessed. A report from Motherboard and citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the hack reveals that the attackers could "gain access to any email account as long as it wasn't a corporate level account". (more...)
All Digital 1TB Xbox One S leaks, out next month All Digital 1TB Xbox One S leaks, out next month
- April 15, 2019

That price includes a single controller and three preinstalled games, according to the leak - Minecraft , Sea Of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 . Even though the Xbox One S all-digital edition is launching at a budget price, it will still provide some decent power for those looking to upgrade from the standard Xbox One console. (more...)
Tmall: 3.2 million people search for Huawei P30 series in two weeks Tmall: 3.2 million people search for Huawei P30 series in two weeks
- April 15, 2019

That's not to say the cameras in other phones were bad - the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a fantastic snapper for its price, and the ROKiT IO Pro 3D's 3D photography is a novelty if nothing else - but while it was fun experimenting with these handsets for the goal of a review, I'd never used a phone camera for novelty, non-review purposes. (more...)