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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds passes 3 million players on Xbox One PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds passes 3 million players on Xbox One
- January 12, 2018

KitGuru Says: PUBG sold tremendously well on PC and it seems that the Xbox One version is also off to a great start. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues its reign as a sales behemoth and as a smart move for Microsoft. In an official post , a PUBG Community Coordinator said: "Given the complexity of some of the crashes that have been logged, we know there is still work remaining in order for us to reproduce and address all remaining issues". (more...)
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase
- January 12, 2018

This is the first build of 2018, and it comes with a lot of new features. There are a ton of other tweaks and adjustments in Build 17074 of Windows 10, like the ability to write with a stylus directly into a text field in the UI, so you can scribble straight into a search bar (which is enlarged when you tap on it with your pen to make writing inside it easier - as some of those interface bars can be pretty small). (more...)
Las Vegas gets ready for Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas gets ready for Consumer Electronics Show
- January 12, 2018

With Apple hiding itself away in Cupertino, CES is Samsung's big opportunity to steal the smartphone limelight for a change. The show formally opened last Tuesday, with media previews that began Sunday. Numerous products will be quickly forgotten - like last year's wi-fi connected trash can with voice controls. This uses a new technology branded Micro LED, which uses individually lit LED pixels, without the need for backlighting. (more...)
Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED Samsung's new QLED TVs may have black levels to rival OLED
- January 12, 2018

The Wall is a modular television that dwarfs anything else on the show floor. This can be a problem for OLED screens as, unlike LCD displays which have own backlight, the light for an OLED screen is created by the pixels themselves - which, in the case of an 8K display, are tiny. (more...)
Nintendo Announces Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch
- January 12, 2018

Earlier today, Bandai Namco announced that the first Dark Souls would be getting remastered for every current console, including the Nintendo Switch . The big news from the trailer is that Mario Tennis Aces will feature the first story mode in a Mario Tennis game since Mario Tennis Power Tour on the GameBoy Advance. (more...)
Warm Temperatures Turning Sea Turtle Population Almost Entirely Female Warm Temperatures Turning Sea Turtle Population Almost Entirely Female
- January 12, 2018

Sand temperatures determine the sex of turtle hatchlings, with warmer temperatures resulting in more females. We have a very good idea why this is happening, and once again it is humanity's fault. The study's authors also found that females made up 99.8 percent of sub-adult turtles and 86.8 percent of adult turtles. Among the subadult population, the male proportion was a shocking 0.2 percent, suggesting things have gotten much worse as the world has warmed. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Announcement Date Revealed Samsung Galaxy S9 Announcement Date Revealed
- January 12, 2018

Samsung will launch Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. The box is shown from the back side which has its specifications . Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 in NY in March, followed by its release in April. Owners could also be treated to speakers and headphones tuned by AKG and 64GB of internal memory. Just as Apple is also preparing for foldable Smartphones, there is a possible scenario that Samsung Display is preparing to supply foldable panels to Apple for its ... (more...)
Destiny 2 Future Updates Will Destiny 2 Future Updates Will "Make Good on Promises", Bungie States
- January 12, 2018

What do you make of the changes? It will focus more on the activity rewards over Bright Engrams this time around. "We recognize that the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment, and Eververse was never meant to be a substitute for end game content and rewards", says live team boss Christopher Barrett . (more...)
First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone
- January 12, 2018

Vivo , a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has already announced the launch of the first-ever fingerprint scanner that is built into the display of the smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is now going on in Las Vegas till 12th Jan 2018. (more...)
It's official! OnePlus 6 to launch in June; to feature Snapdragon 845 It's official! OnePlus 6 to launch in June; to feature Snapdragon 845
- January 12, 2018

According to reports, OnePlus has plans to integrate advanced face recognition technology on the OnePlus 6 . Last month, we had reported how, via a lovely concept video, the OnePlus 6 was shown off to many technology enthusiasts. As far as the CPU concerned, OnePlus 6 is confirmed to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core. Striking a deal with a carrier could potentially increase deamand for the Chinese brand, given close to 90 per cent people in the USA purchase their ... (more...)
Glaciers spotted on Mars could support future Martian bases Glaciers spotted on Mars could support future Martian bases
- January 12, 2018

Although scientists have previously known of ice on Mars, the new discovery shows just how big the ice sheets can get, with some extending 300 feet below Mars's surface, the report said. Dundas and co-authors say that banding and color variations apparent in some of the scarps suggest layers "possibly deposited with changes in the proportion of ice and dust under varying climate conditions". (more...)
Google Pay Launching as Google Consolidates Payment Options Google Pay Launching as Google Consolidates Payment Options
- January 12, 2018

Especially in the West. Google, known for its plethora of applications all doing more or less the same thing, has launched Google Pay at CES 2018. All of this information will be consolidated and moved into GPay for you. Google is also running limited period offers with B&H, Fandango, and Instacart. Google also wants a more seamless transition for people so that they will be more likely to use mobile payments. (more...)
Nintendo Released Nintendo Direct Mini With Switch Game News Nintendo Released Nintendo Direct Mini With Switch Game News
- January 12, 2018

The Direct also includes details on updates for Super Mario Odyssey , Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle , and Pokken Tournament . In wave 2 players will have access to Blastoise and support Pokemon Mew and Celebi. You can also customize the fighters with new outfits and accessories. " Super Mario Odyssey ", for instance, is getting a new minigame called "Balloon World". (more...)
Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss
- January 12, 2018

SpaceX defended its rocket performance during the weekend launch of a secret US satellite, responding Tuesday to media reports that the satellite codenamed Zuma was lost. Northrop Grumman Corp, the company which made the satellite (and also selected SpaceX for the launch) refused to comment since all the information related to it is classified. (more...)
Yep, that long-rumored Assassin's Creed Rogue remaster is real Yep, that long-rumored Assassin's Creed Rogue remaster is real
- January 12, 2018

A legacy outfit based on Assassin's Creed Origins hero Bayek is also up for grabs. Hitting the high seas on March 20, 2018, Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered will include all previously released DLC, bonus missions The Armor of Sir Gunn Quest and The Siege of Fort de Sable , plus the Master Templar and Explorer packs, which contain cosmetic items. (more...)
Apple faces questions from senator over iPhone slowdown Apple faces questions from senator over iPhone slowdown
- January 11, 2018

Seiko Epson Corp. also faces a probe in France into suspected planned obsolescence. As reported by Patently Apple , this week alone five United States law firms filed separate iPhone slowdown class actions, including one from Hagens Berman , the firm behind the case that ended with Apple paying a $450m fine over eBook price fixing. (more...)
House OKs foreign surveillance program House OKs foreign surveillance program
- January 11, 2018

At issue is a law passed in 2008 - known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) - that allows the NSA to collect texts and emails of foreigners overseas without an individualized warrant, even when they communicate with Americans in the U.S. (more...)
India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday
- January 11, 2018

Twenty-eight of the 30 small satellites are from six foreign countries including Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the U.S. C40 will also place the agency's 100th satellite in the orbit. The "Cartosat-2 Series" and 29 others will be inserted into a 505 kilometer sun-synchronous orbit after about seventeen and a half minutes since its lift off. (more...)
Man Who Sent 104 Satellites Into Space Is New ISRO Chairman Man Who Sent 104 Satellites Into Space Is New ISRO Chairman
- January 11, 2018

Kiran Kumar and have a three year term as the ISRO chief. Nellore: Noted space scientist Dr K. Sivan was appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday. Speaking to this newspaper over the telephone from the launch station at Shar, Dr Sivan said it is an honour to hold the post held by legendary leaders in space technology. (more...)
Tight Vote Ahead for House on NSA Surveillance Tight Vote Ahead for House on NSA Surveillance
- January 11, 2018

The program is set to expire on January 19 unless Congress acts. Section 702 permits the collection of information on Americans if they are communicating with foreign individuals who are under surveillance. Despite ostensible efforts to the opposite, critics warn that the legislation will only make it easier for intelligence agencies to spy on American citizens. (more...)
Remains of extinct bat found in Otago Remains of extinct bat found in Otago
- January 11, 2018

Flaunting a mass of just 40 grams, the bat housed a set of teeth as well as bones that were nearly three times larger in comparison any average modern bat. Robin Beck, a lecturer in biology at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, in a release . Antarctica, for instance, was covered in lush forests and was ice-free. (more...)
Honda Insight hybrid prototype revealed ahead of Detroit motor show Honda Insight hybrid prototype revealed ahead of Detroit motor show
- January 11, 2018

Set for production as a 2019 production model, the prototype, which Honda describes as an "upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda's passenger vehicle lineup", will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. (more...)
Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch, Details Here Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch, Details Here
- January 11, 2018

A Definitive Edition has officially been announced and it's bringing the fantastic hack and slash to the beloved hybrid console this Spring! Plus there's new costumes for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . Fe will be heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on 16th February 2018. Dark Souls: Remastered , out on May 25th, joins Skyrim and Doom as prominent third-party games getting new life on Nintendo's console. (more...)
Final Remix Revealed for Nintendo Switch; Coming Later this Year Final Remix Revealed for Nintendo Switch; Coming Later this Year
- January 11, 2018

In 2012, Square Enix brought a new version, The World Ends With You: Solo Remix, to iOS devices , retooling the original dual screen DS version to be played on a single screen. There's also more paid-for DLC coming for Pokkén Tournament DX , and Donkey Kong will be coming to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle with new story content. (more...)
Mario Tennis Aces Heading To The Switch In Spring 2018
- January 11, 2018

If there was going to ever be another console that we could experience The World Ends With You on, the Nintendo Switch seems like the ideal one. The World Ends With You , the RPG originally released by Square Enix for Nintendo DS , is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. (more...)