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Fortnite Glider Redeploy test concluded in Patch v6.30 Fortnite Glider Redeploy test concluded in Patch v6.30
- November 18, 2018

When Fortnite Food Fight players get close to the enemy team's mascot, they will need to destroy the head to achieve victory. Build a fort to protect your restaurant mascot. This isn't necessarily the last time we'll be able to redeploy gliders in default solos, duos, or squads, though. It also gave non-expert builders something fun to do. (more...)
Verizon now lets you add multiple phone numbers to a single device Verizon now lets you add multiple phone numbers to a single device
- November 18, 2018

You can't place worldwide calls with a My Number number and voicemails to them arrive in the My Numbers app as an audio file. In that case, you could (but should not) get the Verizon Palm Phone . Each of those additional lines support unlimited domestic calling and text. That way you can easily see information for each number and then respond to the calls or texts using the appropriate line, all from the same smartphone . (more...)
Sony comments on E3 2019 absence Sony comments on E3 2019 absence
- November 18, 2018

Microsoft now has the more powerful console, the Xbox One X, and in Xbox Game Pass a monthly subscription option that offers the kind of advantage PS+ gave Sony on the cusp of the PS4 era. "We don't want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it". This game is nearly guaranteed to be a next-generation title, given the fact that we have only seen a few glimpses of it in the past few years, and the gameplay we've seen at E3 2018 was just walking and sneaking. (more...)
FCC greenlights SpaceX to launch 7,000 satellites for broadband services FCC greenlights SpaceX to launch 7,000 satellites for broadband services
- November 16, 2018

The FCC voted to grant "market access" requests to Telesat, Kepler Communications Inc and LeoSat MA, Inc to offer high-speed internet service and connectivity for sensors and other intelligence devices. "Do the math: it adds up to a next generation space race", she said . "With these new services come all kinds of opportunities". FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said at the meeting that the new satellites are "smaller and less expensive to launch than the traditional geostationary satellites ... (more...)
Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five
- November 16, 2018

Did you know that Sony has sold-in more than 86.1 million units since it launched way back in 2013? Still, five years on and the system has bested the last one, so that's good. Once again Black Ops III commandeered the first place, with Destiny 2 , Dead by Daylight , Just Cause 3 and Mafia III following in this order. If you haven't already, now is the flawless time to join the PS4 community and experience the latest multiplayer first-person shooter that features gritty, grounded, ... (more...)
Intel Invents Gen-2 Neural Compute Stick Intel Invents Gen-2 Neural Compute Stick
- November 16, 2018

Built upon the foundation left by the Movidius Neural Compute Stick (MNCS), Intel today has announced the new Neural Compute Stick 2 (NCS2) which is created to help developers out there accelerate the development of their AI-related applications. (more...)
Threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple Threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple
- November 16, 2018

Apple's newest models such as the iPhone XS and iPhone XR are proving popular with its most loyal fans in wealthy economies. While analysts and tech pundits have gotten Apple sales wrong in the past, this new report does seem to validate the global sentiment. (more...)
YouTube App Goes Live on Oculus Go VR Headset
- November 15, 2018

You don't actually need a VR headset just to experience YouTube's selection of 360-degree and 180-degree videos. YouTube VR supports both 360-degree videos as well as YouTube's special VR180 format, though you'll have to look harder for those since they're not in a category of their own. (more...)
Facebook flaw opened your profile to data thieves Facebook flaw opened your profile to data thieves
- November 15, 2018

This could also be used to search for a user's post with certain keywords among other complex tasks, all of which are usually visible to only those who are in the friend list of the user. While the user is interacting with the malicious page, Masas' script would automate a series of Facebook searches via the Facebook Graph API, count the number of iframes the search results returned via the "fb.frames.length" property, and log the results. (more...)
Sharp unveils dual-notch phone Sharp unveils dual-notch phone
- November 15, 2018

By and large, the smartphone market has accepted the notch as an acceptable compromise towards a "full-screen" display until we see the wider adoption of more radical solutions like display sliders , popup cameras , or even an under-screen front camera . (more...)
Mi 8 Pro: Xiaomi early buyers wait for modern firmware Mi 8 Pro: Xiaomi early buyers wait for modern firmware
- November 15, 2018

The smartphone is getting a new MIUI update that brings the software version to MIUI 10 on the Mi Max 2 . But Xiaomi is known for doing such things. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and other Xiaomi smartphones with the same SoC such as the Redmi Note 5 , Redmi Y2 and Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro are now running Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10. (more...)
Facebook CEO reportedly told staff told not to use iPhones Facebook CEO reportedly told staff told not to use iPhones
- November 15, 2018

And just like that, he orders every Facebook worker to use Android phones. While the social network hasn't explicitly denied that Zuckerberg has ordered his management board to only use Android phones, it looks like such a missive was probably more a suggestion than Zuckerberg having a Napoleon moment. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Black Friday deals launched PlayStation 4 Black Friday deals launched
- November 15, 2018

Sony's Black Friday sales kick off on November 16 and will continue until November 26. Previously, we reported on Walmart's best Black Friday 2018 deals , including the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 bundle. This is a $100 discount off the regular price. Additionally, PlayStation says it will offer "special deals on popular game titles" from November 16th to 27th on the digital PlayStation Store. (more...)
UK's largest mobile carrier will launch 5G in 16 cities next year UK's largest mobile carrier will launch 5G in 16 cities next year
- November 15, 2018

BT Group Plc's wireless unit EE plans to start fifth-generation wireless services in 16 United Kingdom cities next year as the former monopoly seeks to lure customers with increased reliability and download speeds. "We've picked these sites where our customers are demanding the most from them", said Allera. "5G is an additional layer on top of a very strong 4G foundation", Mr Allera said. (more...)
Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria
- November 15, 2018

The Senate adopted a report previous year largely exonerating MTN of alleged illegal repatriation of $14 billion out of the country. So, we will be interested in the investigation. The Senate owe Nigerians unreserved apology for its initial report and declaration that seek to deprive the country of over $10billion. "With customized solutions and excellent services, we will create a rich and diversified mobile ecosystem for Africa that will enable more than 1 billion African consumers to ... (more...)
Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russian Federation Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russian Federation
- November 15, 2018

Main One, which describes itself as a leading provider of telecom and network services for businesses in West Africa, said that it had investigated the matter and implemented new processes to prevent it from happening again. Google also said that none of its servers or data was affected by the incident. A Google status page noted that "access to some Google services was impacted" and said the cause was " external to Google ". (more...)
User Claims iOS 12.1 Update Exploded His iPhone X, Apple Responds User Claims iOS 12.1 Update Exploded His iPhone X, Apple Responds
- November 15, 2018

The user has purchased the last-gen iPhone X in January 2018, which was the latest iPhone model back then. Mohamad has already reached out to Apple regarding this issue. As for what exactly went wrong with the iPhone X, it could be any damaged component but we will have to wait for Apple to find out what exactly went wrong. (more...)
Nvidia announces the new Quadro RTX 4000 Nvidia announces the new Quadro RTX 4000
- November 15, 2018

Similar to the GeForce GTX 2080 and the Quadro RTX 5000 , the new Quadro RTX 4000 is built around Nvidia's Turing TU104 silicon that's produced under TSMC's 12nm FinFET manufacturing process. The new Quadro RTX 4000 connects to a PCI Express 3.0 x 16 slot on your motherboard and it is a single-slot design (4.4-inch high, 9.5-inch long) with a max power consumption of 160W. (more...)
EA Officially Remastering Two ‘Command & Conquer’ Games EA Officially Remastering Two ‘Command & Conquer’ Games
- November 15, 2018

Both the original Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert will be receiving remasters from Petroglyph Games . As explained in a Reddit post by EA producer Jim Vessella, Red Alert and its three expansions would be bundled together as one remastered collection, noting that the team has not started development yet. (more...)
We've Got The First Trailer For Niantic's Harry Potter AR Game We've Got The First Trailer For Niantic's Harry Potter AR Game
- November 14, 2018

A teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been released . Niantic, as the developer of Ingress and Pokémon Go , is obviously no stranger to creating AR mobile games. The video shows a young woman in a quiet alleyway magically ensnaring a golden snitch before hastily casting a spell to stick a poster on the wall and "disapparating". (more...)
Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets
- November 14, 2018

Because Apple fused the LCD and front panel glass, the iPad Pro's easier to open, but the thin bezels and scattered connections make it harder to remove the screen and will make it more expensive to replace. Apple's iPad Pro will come in Space Grey and Silver colour options. Along with Face ID and new gesture-based controls, the new pro-level tablets have also made another significant change: they've swapped their Lightning port for USB-C. (more...)
Apple T2 Chip Will Indeed Stop Unauthorized Repairs On Certain Components Apple T2 Chip Will Indeed Stop Unauthorized Repairs On Certain Components
- November 14, 2018

It's now officially confirmed by Apple that the T2 chip performs a series of diagnostics on the first boot after a certain component has been changed and if it finds unauthorized hardware, it bricks the whole device making it unrepairable. (more...)
New Black Friday bundles added to Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide New Black Friday bundles added to Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide
- November 14, 2018

This is a nice discount for those looking to pick up both the console and game. Now that we're nearly two years from launch, Nintendo is clearly a little more comfortable with the idea of offering deals on the Switch. If you do opt to pick up the Switch bundle, you can accessorize it with a set of two white Joy-Con Wheels for $14.99. Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering deals on two awesome systems that would be great gifts for any person in your life - whether they are longtime ... (more...)
Nintendo Scores Big Win Against ROM Pirates Nintendo Scores Big Win Against ROM Pirates
- November 14, 2018

That's a big win in the company's favor, and a huge blow against the pirated gaming market. The video game company filed a complaint against LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co in July , stating the websites were "built nearly entirely on the brazen and mass-scale infringement of Nintendo's intellectual property rights". (more...)
Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed as latest luxe truck Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed as latest luxe truck
- November 14, 2018

Jag's got an SUV; so does Rolls-Royce , Bentley and Lamborghini . Aston Martin confirmed on Tuesday that is upcoming luxury SUV will be called the DBX. First off, the concept's two-door coupe body has been replaced by a traditional four-door SUV layout. While Aston hasn't confirmed the off-roaders powertrain, it will probably be more conventional than the all-electric unit that powered by the concept vehicle. (more...)
Pixel 3's low-light Night Sight camera mode now available to use Pixel 3's low-light Night Sight camera mode now available to use
- November 14, 2018

It's unclear if this is fully related to the Messages app or it has anything to do with the November security update , but if you have text messages on your Pixel 3, you might want to make a backup. Google fixes all of that by selecting exposing the image, described as "collecting light" on the display of Pixel phone and on Pixel 3, it is capable of combining up to 15 frames to produce a well lit image. (more...)
Microsoft releases Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft releases Windows 10 October 2018 update
- November 14, 2018

After a month of doom and gloom, Microsoft is finally re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update . The company originally released the major software update to Windows 10 this past October, but bugs forced Microsoft to pull it offline shortly after. (more...)
Valve May Be Working on VR ‘Half-Life’ Game, New VR Headset (Rumor) Valve May Be Working on VR ‘Half-Life’ Game, New VR Headset (Rumor)
- November 14, 2018

Valve has not released a new Half-Life game since Half-Life 2: Episode 2 more than a decade ago. It also seems to have two cameras visible and has integrated headphones. Before any claims that the rumored game will be " Half-Life 3 ", the potential Valve VR headsets will most likely be packaged with a prequel game based on one of Valve's many " Half-Life " internal project pitches. (more...)
Artificial Intelligence in Automotive Market Strategies and Forecasts,Overview And Companies Artificial Intelligence in Automotive Market Strategies and Forecasts,Overview And Companies
- November 14, 2018

The introductory section of the report offers global Artificial Intelligence in Aviation market overview including objectives of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation research, definition and specifications. Focuses on the global key manufacturers , to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis. Thanks for reading this article; you can also get individual chapter wise section or region wise report version like North America , Europe , South America , ... (more...)
Samsung's 8nm Exynos 9820 unveiled with dedicated NPU, 8K video recording Samsung's 8nm Exynos 9820 unveiled with dedicated NPU, 8K video recording
- November 14, 2018

The 9820 builds on the strengths of this year's 9810 - which powered the global variants of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 - by introducing a fourth-gen CPU and an LTE modem that can hit up to 2Gbps with 8x carrier aggregation. At the end of the day, what's important to keep in mind is that multi-core and single-core performance are improved by 15 percent and "up to" 20 percent respectively compared to the Exynos 9810 , while power efficiency gets a massive boost of "up to" 40 percent. (more...)