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Square Enix is considering introducing subscription service for its games Square Enix is considering introducing subscription service for its games
- June 16, 2019

Here's what Matsuda said: "We actually have launched a dedicated project internally to port classic games like those on NES, so we are working to make them available on a variety of platforms". This was back before Game Pass erupted on the market and spilled revenues, sales, and subscriptions every which way. Down the road, they're looking to do even more by possibly unveiling a subscription or streaming service. (more...)
Huawei planning major change for hugely popular Android smartphone Huawei planning major change for hugely popular Android smartphone
- June 16, 2019

Huawei exec Andrew Williamson on Thursday said the company will "presumably" trademark the Hongmeng OS and that Huawei is "in the process of potentially launching a replacement", according to Reuters . At home, Huawei applied for a Hongmeng trademark in August a year ago and received a nod last month, according to a filing on China's intellectual property administration's website. (more...)
Epic Games acquires social network Houseparty Epic Games acquires social network Houseparty
- June 15, 2019

Houseparty , a synchronous, face-to-face social network, has been purchased by Epic Games , the development company behind smash hit Fortnite and the Unreal Engine , for an undisclosed fee and could potentially bring video chat into the mix. (more...)
LaLiga's app listened in on fans to take bars illegally streaming soccer LaLiga's app listened in on fans to take bars illegally streaming soccer
- June 14, 2019

La Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) has fined LaLiga for $280,000 for violating the European Union's data privacy laws. La Liga have said that at no time have they "recorded, stored or listened to any conversations" of their users. (more...)
Vivo's Z series to be Flipkart-exclusive in India Vivo's Z series to be Flipkart-exclusive in India
- June 14, 2019

An online report claims the phone will sport a wide-notch, something that has become rare in Android smartphones these days. A blog called Android Updated has published the alleged renders of the Vivo X15 and the smartphone seems to be a budget device. (more...)
Apple collaborates with Microsoft to create iCloud app for Windows Apple collaborates with Microsoft to create iCloud app for Windows
- June 14, 2019

You can easily access your photos, videos, mail, calendar, files as well as separate folders for iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks and more. But more importantly, it also means you'll be able to make better use of iCloud Drive as a productivity tool if you frequently switch between a PC and an iPad or iPhone. (more...)
ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 120 Hz Display to launch in July ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 120 Hz Display to launch in July
- June 14, 2019

Information regarding the ROG Phone 2's new display was reportedly confirmed by a post made from the brand's official Weibo account. In China, Asus has said that it will be collaborating with Under the One Man game for the device's launch in the country. (more...)
Huawei scraps MateBook launch due to United States blacklist Huawei scraps MateBook launch due to United States blacklist
- June 14, 2019

The trade ban does not allow Huawei to use the American products needed for laptop production such as Microsoft software or Intel processors. Huawei will not be launching a new laptop planned for its MateBook series, as a result of USA government actions to block USA sales to the company, a Huawei executive told United States television station CNBC . (more...)
TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro console revealed by Konami TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro console revealed by Konami
- June 14, 2019

For those wondering where Konami's involvement comes in, the company merged with Hudson Soft back in 2012. This AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC powered system runs a Linux-based OS and will come stuffed with over 100 classic games - but will also support new titles. (more...)
Cool Things You'll Be Able to Do With NFC in iOS 13 Cool Things You'll Be Able to Do With NFC in iOS 13
- June 14, 2019

The iPhone XR offers several features running on the XS handset is Apple's budget iPhone at $749 (or $479 with trade-in). Apple's reasons for these restrictions aren't entirely clear; optimists believe it's for security reasons while cynics feel that Apple simply doesn't want other banking apps rolling their own payment solutions that would compete with Apple Pay, but regardless of the reasons it's put a limitation on the iPhone platform that simply doesn't exist in the Android world, where ... (more...)
Apple may end up buying Intel's modem business Apple may end up buying Intel's modem business
- June 14, 2019

Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel's Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans . A year ago it bought UK-based power management chip firm Dialog Semiconductor in a deal that involved patents, staff and products and it is speculated that any deal with Intel would be similar. (more...)
Playstation Network crashes as thousands of gamers can't get online Playstation Network crashes as thousands of gamers can't get online
- June 14, 2019

According to the outage tracking site Downdetector , the server issues are mostly happening in Europe. Customers trying to use core multiplayer functions are finding themselves unable to access the network, meaning that they can't play games or use other functions of the PSN. (more...)
Luigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo Treehouse Luigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo Treehouse
- June 13, 2019

Luigi's Mansion 3 will also feature an online and local cooperative multiplayer mode called "ScareScraper", which will see you defeating ghosts, racing to find toads, facing new challenges and clearing floors. This can be done locally through co-op or via online multiplayer. There are plenty of different colored Luigi and Gooigi variants to give each player a distinct looking character when playing with this many people. (more...)
Further blow to Samsung Galaxy Fold as AT&T cancels pre-orders Further blow to Samsung Galaxy Fold as AT&T cancels pre-orders
- June 13, 2019

Samsung said in May that the Galaxy Fold will get a new release date in the " coming weeks ". Since the Galaxy Tab S4 was launched in August previous year, Samsung could meet the same deadlines for the new model or postpone its debut to the 2019 edition of the IFA in Berlin (scheduled for September). (more...)
Google Drive, Google Photos will not sync with each other anymore Google Drive, Google Photos will not sync with each other anymore
- June 13, 2019

So Google has made a decision to retire the file syncing on July 10 in order to "prevent accidental" image deletions, Google said in a Wednesday blog post . Copied items are not linked back to the original service. Since both the products are decoupled, items copied in Original Quality will count towards your storage quota in both Drive and Photos. (more...)
OnePlus 7 Pro available in limited edition Almond color OnePlus 7 Pro available in limited edition Almond color
- June 13, 2019

The last update brought features like Fnatic Mode and DC Dimming, but this new update focuses on camera improvements and brings a new security patch. We will be using the OnePlus 7 camera more after the recent update to test its performance and will share the results with you soon. "This is easily the best handset on sale right now to mindlessly scroll your Twitter and Instagram feed, bar none", we wrote in our OnePlus 7 Pro review . (more...)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Getting a Sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Getting a Sequel
- June 12, 2019

All of the details so far have come from people on the showfloor, but we expect that Nintendo will share details on the new Pokémon soon, including another (less exciting) addition to the Pokédex, called Impidimp . It was also announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - the critically acclaimed low-fantasy game from Poland's CD Projekt Red - will be released on Switch later in 2019; other older games getting a Switch re-release include Resident Evil 5 and 6, and Alien Isolation. (more...)
Dragon Quest XI S Gets a Nostalgic New Trailer, Launches This Fall Dragon Quest XI S Gets a Nostalgic New Trailer, Launches This Fall
- June 12, 2019

More recently, however, Nintendo said that "as a general rule", it's always working on new hardware and the company will announce it when it's ready to be sold. Nintendo wants to avoid having to pay a possible 25% tariff to import the consoles in the United States, in which case it would end up selling the Switch at a loss in the country. (more...)
Save big on PS4 titles during Sony's massive Days of Play sale Save big on PS4 titles during Sony's massive Days of Play sale
- June 12, 2019

The new 2019 Days of Play PS4 console ships right away. The PlayStation 4 Pro is normally $399, but it is now $50 off at most retailers and you can find bundles as well. On the games side of things, most of Sony's biggest PS4 exclusives are on sale for up to half off, meaning you can get games like God of War and Spider-Man for just $20. (more...)
The Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a brand-new quest line featuring dragons The Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a brand-new quest line featuring dragons
- June 12, 2019

The Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a pretty hefty update. The expansion will add a bunch of new cards and brand new card mechanics to the game to grow the potential strategies and tactics that players are able to utilize to win. Some intriguing new games are coming from Bethesda's studios, including new ones from the folks behind The Evil Within and Dishonored . You can expect a soft launch for this game in the summer on iOS and Android. (more...)
Gods and Monsters Release Date Revealed by Ubisoft Gods and Monsters Release Date Revealed by Ubisoft
- June 12, 2019

The game makes use of a lovely painted art style, and will allow players to traverse through the open world both on the ground, and in the air, with the use of a gliding mechanic. In development from the team behind Assassin's Creed: Odyssey , it looks very much like a cross between that game and the last big Zelda adventure, tied together by the thread of classical Greek myths. (more...)
Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage
- June 12, 2019

Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but the app's sorta making a comeback. The firm says it'll compensate users for the participation in the app, and limits it to 18 years and older (though it notes ominously that this is at launch.) Facebook's Study app will only be available to people in India and the U.S. (more...)
Opera launches Opera GX, world's first gaming browser Opera launches Opera GX, world's first gaming browser
- June 12, 2019

Even more so if you are streaming while you play", said Maciej Kocemba, product director of Opera GX . The biggest highlight of Opera GX is its GX Control panel, which lets you set how much of your computer's CPU and RAM the browser can use. (more...)
HTC U19e with Snapdragon 710 SoC & Desire 19+ Smartphones Launched in Taiwan HTC U19e with Snapdragon 710 SoC & Desire 19+ Smartphones Launched in Taiwan
- June 12, 2019

It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 paired with a respectable 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the latter of which is expandable via a microSD card slot. While there is no 3.5mm audio jack, the device comes with HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi dual speakers with stereo surround sound effect. On its part, HTC Desire 19 + packs a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a water-drop notch. (more...)
Mi Band 4 with colour OLED display announced Mi Band 4 with colour OLED display announced
- June 12, 2019

Building on the vast popularity of the last year's Mi Band 3 , Xiaomi has now launched its successor - the Mi Band 4 . Of course, Xiaomi couldn't possibly afford to integrate Global Positioning System functionality directly into this wearable too, but believe it or not, the Mi Band 4 can monitor your heart rate and facilitate mobile payments straight from your wrist. (more...)