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Nearly a third of Nintendo Switch owners have bought Super Mario Odyssey Nearly a third of Nintendo Switch owners have bought Super Mario Odyssey
- October 31, 2017

Which is why Odyssey sales are off to a very strong start. Taking into count that this number was a full month before Super Mario Odyssey had released, before Black Friday has happened and the Christmas Holiday season, it's extremely likely that if Nintendo gets their supply chain sorted, that the Nintendo Switch will be able to surpass Wii U lifetime sales on its first year on the market. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE coming December Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE coming December
- October 31, 2017

Today devices like the Surface Pro don't stand out from competing laptops as much as they once did, due in part to the success of Microsoft in pushing computer manufacturers to follow its design lead and release 2-in-1 laptop/tablet convertibles. (more...)
Mobile inadvertently lists all HTC U11 Life's specs before launch
- October 31, 2017

HTC is all set to launch a new handset called the U11 Life on November 2 and follow that up with a device dubbed the U11 Plus. This is primarily because the light does not pass directly through the material and it is basically scattered that gives such blurry effect. (more...)
United Kingdom provider launches product page for Razer smartphone with 120Hz screen
- October 31, 2017

Thanks to 3G we now know the Razer phone is not only real but it sports a 5.72-inch IGZO display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It features a low-fi product image for the time being - presumably just a placeholder - and is lacking some key details like screen resolution and SoC, but it does have some useful info; check out what's on offer below. (more...)
Amazon's cheapest Kindle is getting added Audible support Amazon's cheapest Kindle is getting added Audible support
- October 31, 2017

Amazon has introduced a new feature for its Kindle devices. The Kindle E-reader, which is now priced at $79.99, is advertised as having "built-in Audible", which will be available "in the coming months". However, streaming and listening to audiobooks is more demanding on power than simply reading digital books, and the basic Kindle doesn't have a vast battery pack. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 With 5300 mAH Battery Gets ₹1000 Price Cut Xiaomi Mi Max 2 With 5300 mAH Battery Gets ₹1000 Price Cut
- October 31, 2017

The 32GB variant of the Mi Max 2 , which launched in India last month, can now be purchased for Rs.13,999 instead of Rs.14,999. You can also opt for Flipkart's Buyback Guarantee, which guarantees that you will get the best value when you exchange the Mi Max 2 to another smartphone with Flipkart in the future. (more...)
Essential PH-1 time-limited offer cuts original price in half
- October 31, 2017

The Essential Phone sports a 5.71-inch Quad HD touch-screen display, 4GB RAM, and 2.35 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon. To get the phone at $299, you should know someone who purchased the phone at original $699 pice. The form must be submitted before November 15th. So technically, Essential is nearly forcing you to buy a new phone quickly. Fundamental Products back in September was accounted for to have sold only 5,000 units of the Essential Phone on United States transporter Sprint. (more...)
BMW Z8 Owned By Steve Jobs To Fetch $400000 At Auction
- October 31, 2017

A report posted yesterday noted that the late Steve Jobs bought a BMW Z8 new in 2000 at $128,000 and drove it regularly though it only has 15,200 miles on the clock. The tech genius bought the vehicle in October 2000, keeping it until 2003 before it was sold to the Los Angeles-based current owner. It bears "JOBS Z8" on the licence plate. (more...)
CCP closes two studios as it shifts away from VR development CCP closes two studios as it shifts away from VR development
- October 31, 2017

CCP, developer of the MMO EVE Online , has chose to shelve its VR arm for a while. CCP has been a big player in the triple-A VR development arena. Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP, says "Most of the games are on top sets where they are defined", he says, referred to titles such as Gunjack , EVE: Valkyrie and Sparc , "This has been a good deal, but now we see some credit in this market for the next 2-3 years". (more...)
Skype's 'personal' update lands on Windows and Mac Skype's 'personal' update lands on Windows and Mac
- October 31, 2017

The final version of the Skype consumer desktop app is starting to roll out today. As detailed over on the Skype blog, one of this redesign's biggest new features is cross-device functionality, which ensures that you'll have all of your messages regardless of the platform you're using the Skype on. (more...)
Ignis Takes On Formidable Foes In FF XV: Episode Ignis Trailer
- October 31, 2017

Episode Ignis is reportedly a more meaty story DLC with focus on cutscenes. There were tons of unbelievable announcements at this year's PlayStation showcase during Paris Games Week, and fans of Ignis and the crew from Final Fantasy XV weren't left in the dust. (more...)
Play As Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy In Monster Hunter
- October 31, 2017

Capcom has also announced that it will be collaborating with Sony to create a special Horizon Zero Dawn event quest, which will arrive some time after launch. Now we know people who purchase that bundle will still be able to play the game that same week. Hunters can courageous the beast alone or with their team of four hunters. (more...)
Italy chill thaws with PMs' meet Italy chill thaws with PMs' meet
- October 30, 2017

The case is being heard at the International Court of Justice in The Hague-something Italy had sought early on, given its contention that the vessel the two marines were on was in international waters and therefore out of India's jurisdiction. (more...)
Become Human trailer tells the backstory of Kara Become Human trailer tells the backstory of Kara
- October 30, 2017

One who has escaped the factory she was made in, one who hunts down other androids and another who seeks to free androids of their lives in servitude. The company urges players to "discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider - see the world of man though the eyes of a machine". (more...)
New 'Spider-Man' PlayStation 4 Trailer Digs into the Game's Story New 'Spider-Man' PlayStation 4 Trailer Digs into the Game's Story
- October 30, 2017

Mr. Negative appears to be the game's villain, though Wilson Fisk and the Shocker also make appearances. Comment below and let us know! This isn't the Spider-Man you've met or ever seen before. At the same time, he's struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of millions of New Yorkers rest upon his shoulders. Spider-Man still doesn't have an exact release date locked down, but it's expected to hit sometime in the first half of 2018 barring any unexpected ... (more...)
GameStop offers used video game rentals with PowerPass program GameStop offers used video game rentals with PowerPass program
- October 30, 2017

When the 6 months are up, you can choose to keep one of the games you. tasted? GameStop's move should make it more competitive against both Amazon and Best Buy, which each use customer loyalty programs to offer players significant discounts on new games. (more...)
New The Last of Us 2 Cinematic Introduces New Characters New The Last of Us 2 Cinematic Introduces New Characters
- October 30, 2017

Well getting into the other video we see that while we can expect to see Joel and Ellie we'll be seeing some other folks affected by the events from the other game. The Last of Us was one of the biggest games for Naughty Dog when it released back in 2013, and a lot of fans have been patiently awaiting the sequel which was announced past year. (more...)
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris launches on the 5th of December Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris launches on the 5th of December
- October 30, 2017

The new DLC will bring a whole new chapter to the Destiny canon, and open Mercury as a visitable planet. Go to Mercury and find Osiris. Curse of Osiris is Destiny 2's first expansion and sends you back to the stars to solve a new mystery. (more...)
IPhone X screen fix will cost $275 IPhone X screen fix will cost $275
- October 30, 2017

Apple's new iPhone X is making its way out into the world this week, and so are several new tidbits about the device. A hike from what Apple was asking for previous year. This makes iPhone X Apple's most-expensive iPhone launched so far. It has also been said that the fix cost will drop to Rs 35,000 to Rs 38,000 by January. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X Can Beat iPhone X Samsung Galaxy X Can Beat iPhone X
- October 30, 2017

We don't have many details yet on the Note 9 specs but rumor has it the phone will be a refined version of the Note 8 and with the addition of this in-display fingerprint reader. This sensor will get to mass production starting November, which makes it possible to have it included in the S9, especially when you consider other components for the phone are projected to arrive at the same time. (more...)
Facebook moves to reveal politicians behind mega political ads Facebook moves to reveal politicians behind mega political ads
- October 30, 2017

It is not clear that the new guidelines at Facebook and Twitter would have applied to the ads those companies have identified as having been purchased by the Russian trolls, due to the strict definitions of political advertising. In addition, people will be able to see the details on the total and average amounts spent, the total number of impressions delivered and the target demographic audience of each federal-election related ad. (more...)
Nintendo raises Switch forecast to almost 17 million units by April
- October 30, 2017

The company said it expects to sell around 14 million Switch consoles in the current business year, up from an earlier 10 million forecast. Nintendo has raised its sales forecast for its latest console, the Switch, following another quarter of strong performance. (more...)
Airtel announces Rs 144 pack with unlimited calls and data benefits Airtel announces Rs 144 pack with unlimited calls and data benefits
- October 30, 2017

If users exhaust the limit, they will be charged at 10 paise/minute for the extra minutes. Additionally, unlike Reliance Jio Rs 149 plan, there is no unlimited SMS. Airtel has not yet announced when the offer will end. It is to be noted again this plan is valid only for new users. This money will be refunded in your Airtel Payments Bank account. (more...)
SC to hear Mamata Banerjee's plea against Aadhaar linking SC to hear Mamata Banerjee's plea against Aadhaar linking
- October 30, 2017

The West Bengal government will now make necessary amendments in its petition before filing the petition again. How can a state government challenge a law passed by the Centre, the court asked. All phone users have to link their Aadhaar card numbers to their mobile phones to avoid disconnection, a government notice said in March. "Let them disconnect my mobile connection". (more...)
Whatsapp Messages Can Be Deleted - If You Are Fast Enough Whatsapp Messages Can Be Deleted - If You Are Fast Enough
- October 30, 2017

You can then retype it correctly and send it as a new message. It also adds that messages will not be deleted on the Symbian app, so those users will continue to see the recalled message. The site adds that in its current implementation, WhatsApp will not notify the user that the message has been deleted. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat that contains the message that needs to be deleted. (more...)