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Technology Fortnite Among The 15 Xbox Games To Support Mouse & Keyboard Inputs
Author: 0 Fortnite Among The 15 Xbox Games To Support Mouse & Keyboard Inputs

Microsoft has announced that the November Xbox One system update is now available for download. Because it's a first party game Crackdown 3 will be available for free on Game Pass from day one, assuming you have a subscription. (EN-GB), and new commands added including the ability to fully close a game or app and a new navigation mode. Meanwhile, Xbox players who don't won't the hassle of trying to edit builds quickly and other downsides of using controllers on Fortnite , now have ...

Author: 0 New patent hints that new Sony PS4 controller might have a touchscreen

It's somewhat surprising to see such a recent (and well-reviewed) game bundled with the PS4 for Black Friday , but it seems Sony really wants to move some consoles. You can also pick up extra controllers for $40 USA / $50 CAN, including some of the color variants like Blue Camouflage and Magma Red. As with most sales, PlayStation Plus subscribers will probably receive deeper discounts, and in fact, they can pick up a copy of Black Ops 4 for 20% off beginning today.

Technology Xbox Acquires Wasteland, Bard's Tale Studio InXile Entertainment
Author: 0 Xbox Acquires Wasteland, Bard's Tale Studio InXile Entertainment

In addition, they have acquired another acclaimed RPG developer, inXile Entertainment , developers of the Wasteland and Bard's Tale series and headed by the legendary Brian Fargo. The developer of Wasteland 2 joins Microsoft Studios and bolsters the Xbox team with some serious RPG cred. The studio will continue to operate autonomously and bring its unique talents, IP and expertise to Microsoft Studios as they build new RPG experiences for our players and fans.

Technology There's issues with the iPhone X
Author: 0 There's issues with the iPhone X

The iPhone X went on sale last November and was discontinued when the iPhone XS and iPhone XR models were introduced in September. Symptoms of this problem include a display, or parts of a display, that do not respond to touch and a display that reacts as if touched even if it is not.

Technology 'AI news anchor' created by China's Xinhua news agency
Author: 0 'AI news anchor' created by China's Xinhua news agency

While one suit-clad anchor presented the news in Chinese, the other did so in English. Xinhua said the "AI Synthetic Anchors", one for Chinese and one for English news, were developed along with Sogou Inc, a Beijing-based creator of search engines and voice-recognition technology.

Technology Android apps will update while you're using them
Author: 0 Android apps will update while you're using them

In the meantime, Google published " Android Enterprise Security ", a white paper detailing the new enterprise-centric security features that have been added to Android after Pie's release in August. Google director of engineering Aurash Mahbod said the company is testing the In-App Updates API in Google Chrome. Originally created to help Android users in certain countries that do not have a lot of storage on their mobile devices, the app was quickly adopted worldwide.

Technology Apple Halts iPhone XR Supply Over Weak Demand
Author: 0 Apple Halts iPhone XR Supply Over Weak Demand

Even more alarming, the report claimed that overall production might drop by as much as 25%. Apple had initially informed Foxconn to set up almost 60 assembly lines for the iPhone XR . While Apple had great expectations for the iPhone XR, it's now ordering more iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models from its partners. With regards to the growing uncertainty caused by the US-China trade disputes, Tung said Pegatron , being a technology company with global deployments, does not see it ...

Technology Diablo 4 confirmed for PC; Blizzard to announce
Author: 0 Diablo 4 confirmed for PC; Blizzard to announce "when time is right"

The announcement was set to take place with Blizzard co-founder Allan Adham revealing that Diablo 4 was in the works , but not ready to be shown yet. Six iconic and highly customizable Diablo character classes will be available in Diablo Immortal-Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard-each with new powers and abilities tailored specifically for touchscreen devices, with more playable classes planned for future updates .

Technology Google announces official Android support for foldable devices will launch in 2019
Author: 0 Google announces official Android support for foldable devices will launch in 2019

If you want something bigger you can unfold to reveal the larger tablet display hiding inside. Samsung says it will be ready to hit the market at some point next year. Concrete details about the device are light on the ground, but we were promised at the conference that the "device inside here" is "stunning". Samsung's One UI will roll out with the Android Pie update, but the firm will let users try a beta version of it for the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 9 before it rolls out in ...

Technology Google's Pixel Slate tablet now available for pre-order
Author: 0 Google's Pixel Slate tablet now available for pre-order

The Pixel Slate is the first consumer-oriented Chrome OS device that's meant to operate as a tablet first and foremost. The phone will still notify you with a sound or vibrate, but no actual notification shows up on the display - at least until you reboot the phone, which fixes the issue until you put the phone on the Pixel stand to recharge again.

Technology Samsung will abandon the innovative features in the Galaxy S10
Author: 0 Samsung will abandon the innovative features in the Galaxy S10

Yes, the S10 cancels the iris sensor and the ultrasonic fingerprint is enough to replace it. Though iPhones were rid of this feature a while ago, it's more surprising that Samsung may head in a similar direction. Earlier today, noted and reliable leaker Ice Universe ( @UniverseIce ) posted some tweets about the Galaxy S10 which might hold some disappointing news for some users.

Technology Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked
Author: 0 Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked

What's going on: Hackers told BBC News they have access to 120 million accounts, which they are attempting to sell to interested parties. Rosen had said that Facebook fixed the vulnerability and reset the access tokens for a total of 90 million accounts - 50 million that had access tokens stolen and 40 million that were subject to a "View As" look-up in 2017.

Technology Destiny 2 PC Version Is Free for a Limited Time
Author: 0 Destiny 2 PC Version Is Free for a Limited Time

Announced on the Blizzcon all access stream ahead of this year's Blizzcon opening ceremony, anyone with a Battle.net account will be able to add Destiny 2 to their account until November 18 (US time). Current Destiny 2 players on PC will get an exclusive Anniversary Emblem in December. If you want to try Destiny 2 and you don't already have the Battle.net launcher, you can download it right here .

Technology Blizzard announces long-awaited Warcraft 3 remaster at Blizzcon
Author: 0 Blizzard announces long-awaited Warcraft 3 remaster at Blizzcon

Blizzard has revealed Diablo Immortal , a new game in the Diablo franchise created for mobile devices. In " Diablo Immortal " the story picks up after the events of the " Diablo II " expansion , "Lord of Destruction", wherein the World Stone has been shattered into fragments by the hand of the angel Tyrael.

Technology IOS 12.1 Lands Tomorrow With Real-Time Depth Control, Group FaceTime
Author: 0 IOS 12.1 Lands Tomorrow With Real-Time Depth Control, Group FaceTime

The update does bring another feature Apple was originally supposed to ship with iOS 12: Group FaceTime . FaceTime will automatically detect who the most prominent speakers are using "on-device intelligence". Private: All FaceTime conversations, both one-to-one and multi-person, are encrypted end to end so they remain private and viewable only by the participants.

Technology Apple Updates MacBook Air with Retina Display
Author: 0 Apple Updates MacBook Air with Retina Display

What is the battery size of the MacBook Air? As well as a Retina Display , Apple has shrunk the bezels to near-invisibility. TechCrunch folks got the opportunity to go hands-on with the new MacBook Air right after they keynote event, and have shared their initial thoughts on Apple's latest notebook.

Technology Mobile Is Happy to Take a Haircut on the OnePlus 6T
Author: 0 Mobile Is Happy to Take a Haircut on the OnePlus 6T

That's big news because it marks the first time that a OnePlus phone will be available from a USA carrier. Arguably, it is the arrival of OnePlus in the United States that is the biggest news about this handset launch, and T-Mobile has not only an exclusivity deal, but also a special offer that means customers can buy the OnePlus 6T for less than half price.

Technology Cleaner Samsung Experience 10 running on Galaxy S9+ leaks in screenshots
Author: 0 Cleaner Samsung Experience 10 running on Galaxy S9+ leaks in screenshots

They report that the standard version of the Galaxy S10 is codenamed "Beyond". As far as the other specs are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with minimal bezels. Samsung has for years talked about introducing a foldable phone. The S10 will likely be the only high-end smartphone with it to come out in the first half of 2019.

Technology New iPad Pro to have rounded bezels, no Home button
Author: 0 New iPad Pro to have rounded bezels, no Home button

Additionally, the pair of new iPad Pro tablets will come with a USB-C port. It is also suggested that the iPads will be more expensive than their predecessors - so north of a grand, then. As per the report, the display will not be OLED but LCD panels, the chipset used will be a variant of A12 Bionic used on iPhone XS and an updated Apple Pencil.

Technology OnePlus 6T: What to expect
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T: What to expect

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 6T . OnePlus also promised that the phone will be able to take high-quality pictures with its cameras, while a new gesture will arrive to the company's gesture-based navigation, a gesture which will allow you to quickly switch between the last two apps.

Technology Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination
Author: 0 Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination

As you probably already know, Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One . It can take a while to get from point A to point B if you limit yourself to only traveling by horses. You can compete in rounds of dominoes with gangmates back at home camp, which is the best place to finish this challenge as the entry fee is only a single dollar.

Technology Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 introduced with no notch and sliding front cameras
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 introduced with no notch and sliding front cameras

You'll find two more 12 MP cameras on the rear, bringing the total up to four. So, the hidden front camera leaves a lot of room for the screen to take over. The system has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles, at least in lab testing. "Mi MIX 3's patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets that have been carefully calibrated", stated Xiaomi in its announcement.

Technology Huawei launches Mate 20, dubbed 'king of smartphones'
Author: 0 Huawei launches Mate 20, dubbed 'king of smartphones'

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is powered by the Kirin 980 chip, which offers improved performance and a smooth user experience, even after extended use. On the front of the handset there is a 24 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. Google also released a flagship smartphone this year, the Pixel XL 3, but Google hardware is not yet available in SA.

Technology Google's shocking third party charger antics spark fury
Author: 0 Google's shocking third party charger antics spark fury

Google's new Pixel 3 XL smartphone is supposed to be the company's best challenger yet to the iPhone. The tech giant pointed Ars Technica to a Belkin wireless charger that claims it can reach 10W charging speeds with the Pixel 3 , because it was "specifically engineered to optimize performance for" the device.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2 review
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 review

Well Red Dead Redemption 2 might be about the closest you'll get to that outside of going camping in the American Midwest, forgetting your phone and bumbling your way into an Amish community. Parallel to the full game launch, an official companion app has now been announced for iOS and Android devices. You can use the app to read the journal of the game's new hero, Arthur Morgan.

Technology First iPhone XR Hands-On Impressions Go Live on YouTube
Author: 0 First iPhone XR Hands-On Impressions Go Live on YouTube

The sale of the iPhone XR in India will commence on October 26, but pre-ordering the device will help buyers beat the rush on the sale day. What just happened? Apple recently invited select tech editors and influencers to New York City for a hands-on preview of the new iPhone XR , Apple's latest budget-minded smartphone.

Technology Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected
Author: 0 Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected

Apple sent out invitations featuring various artistic takes on its famous fruit-shaped logo, suggesting that the event will highlight the tablet's graphic-design capabilities. Apple will also live stream the presentation. Based on what you've heard and seen of the rumored 2018 iPad Pro lineup so far, are you planning on upgrading when Apple launches them? The new iPad Pro most probably will keep the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes as the predecessor, but everything else will ...

Technology The Pixel 3's Now Playing History is coming to Pixel 2 'soon'
Author: 0 The Pixel 3's Now Playing History is coming to Pixel 2 'soon'

However, consumers on the fence with the latest Google-made devices shouldn't let the existence of the new feature affect their purchase decision; if being able to salvage a mistimed photo is of huge importance to you, Sony's Predictive Capture supported by its recent Android flagships such as the Xperia XZ2 Premium remains a far superior option, both in terms of image quality and reliability.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer is Live, Watch it Right Here
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer is Live, Watch it Right Here

As for the game itself, we've only got a few more days to go before we step into the boots of Arthur Morgan and his adventures with the Van der Linde gang across the Wild West. If you still need to pre-order a copy for yourself ahead of release , you can still head over to Amazon and do so right now . On Rockstar's support page , the developer listed the require install sizes across Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and they're pretty beefy.

Author: 0 IPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression

Instead of just going with traditional news outlets, Apple also gave early iPhone XR units to popular YouTubers, probably in an effort to reach a younger audience. These include US, UK, Canada, China, Australia, and more. If you want to buy the XR SIM-free and spread the cost then you can opt to purchase it through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Programme.

Technology 'We are back,' says YouTube after hours of global outage
Author: 0 'We are back,' says YouTube after hours of global outage

According to a report in the Hindustan Times , in 2008 when YouTube was still at its nascent stage, the video networking platform was cut off for nearly two-thirds of the world following a crackdown by the Pakistan government. In response to the inconvenient down time, YouTube sent out emails to subscribers apologizing and offering a free week of service. The Team YouTube Twitter account quickly acknowledged the outage and said it was working to restore the services.

Technology New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones
Author: 0 New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones

Everyone knew a mega-fine was coming, and since Google basically mints money thanks in part to its lucrative ad business there was no question it would be able to absorb any financial penalty. Many companies have also wrapped their web apps in native containers so they can be distributed via the Microsoft Store and other centralized platforms.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2 Is 60 Hours Long
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 Is 60 Hours Long

Including one on a train where you had to take out a group of bounty hunters. Houser previously clashed with Burt Reynolds, who appeared in 2002's GTA: Vice City, and Public Enemy's Chuck D, from 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . I guess that explains why each NPC has 80-page scripts. The first Red Dead Redemption could be finished in under 13 hours. Insane working schedules, with Houser admitting that the dreaded "crunch" time of Red Dead Redemption 2's development lead some of the ...

Technology Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Release Date Breakdown
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Release Date Breakdown

It's the first time Google has bundled headphones with its Pixel phones - a year ago it only offered the dongle. The new Pixel 3 will also have a spam call-screening feature that can screen suspicious calls and transcribe the message to help you determine whether to block or respond to the call.

Technology Samsung Galaxy A9: monster four-lens camera phone is unleashed
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A9: monster four-lens camera phone is unleashed

Samsung states that the Galaxy A9 will be available in select markets starting from November but did not care to divulge the pricing details right now. Placed at the top is an 8MP Ultra Wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a 120-degree field of view. The bottom lens is for a 5MP depth camera . We loved it on the Galaxy A7 as well and the feeling remains on this device.

Technology Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone
Author: 0 Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone

In the weeks and months leading up to Google's big hardware event on Tuesday , there have seemingly been nonstop leaks about the upcoming products, especially Google's anticipated Pixel 3 . The Google Home Hub is poised to be the Google Home smart speaker with a face - a 7-inch screen, that is. In the performance department, the tablet comes powered by 8th-gen Amber Lake Intel processor, with configurations ranging from Celeron chipset going all the way up to Core i7 CPU.

Technology Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts
Author: 0 Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts

Launched in 2011 after the fall of Google Buzz (Google's 3rd attempt to create a social network ), Google + was the company's last attempt at competing with Facebook ... In a statement to BleepingComputer, a Google Spokesperson said that their Privacy & Data Protection Office felt it was not necessary to disclose as it did not meet the threshold that would warrant it.

Technology Change that embarrassing PlayStation account name starting next year
Author: 0 Change that embarrassing PlayStation account name starting next year

During the preview program, users will be able to change their online ID multiple times. You can't change that after completing the name change, Sony said. Unfortunately, enrollment for PlayStation beta testers is now closed, so you can no longer apply. November 2018 is the planned date for the preview program with a full roll out in "early 2019".

Technology Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Game Streaming Service
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Game Streaming Service

MANILA, Philippines - While Google may have already released details on its game streaming initiative called Project Stream , Microsoft was first to tease the prospect of streaming console games onto other devices back at E3 2018. The ultimate goal is to make streaming available on 4G networks. Microsoft is talking up the future of gaming , and it says in that future you will be able to play any game you want, on any device you have at hand.

Technology Google attempts to undercut Apple’s iPhone XS with cheaper Pixel 3
Author: 0 Google attempts to undercut Apple’s iPhone XS with cheaper Pixel 3

The new Pixel 3 piggybacks on this by offering a second front-facing camera that Google says will replace the selfie-stick, and better low light photography, zoom, depth of field customization, automatic photo-booth features - photo is taken with each facial expression - and the ability to change the timing in case someone blinked.

Technology Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition
Author: 0 Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition

Some users have taken to ripping off the IHS, a process known as delidding, to replace Intel's thermal interface material with liquid metal for better temps. In addition to native USB 3.1 Gen 1 (10 Gbit/s) support, Intel claims the Z390 chipset will sport improved power management for the 8-core processor variants, as well as integrated 802.11 AC connectivity.

Technology Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers
Author: 0 Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers

Facebook representatives prefer to talk about their "mission" rather than business models and profits, but wireless speakers and video calls are a growing market. However, the second version of Portal - called Portal Plus - is a whole different beast. It is controlled using voice commands, although Facebook has eschewed the personal approach of competitors such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa in favour of a more disembodied presence: users initiate instructions with: "Hey Portal ".