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Fortnite: Storm Scout Sniper Rifle Coming Soon Fortnite: Storm Scout Sniper Rifle Coming Soon
- July 23, 2019

Celebrate another year of Fortnite with some Birthday Cake! Epic released a tweet today revealing that it will release the Fortnite version 9.41 content update tomorrow at 8AM ET. aim ..." This rifle will inflict 81 points of damage in epic rarity and 85 points of damage in the legendary bullet. Charging speed: 2.84s / 2.7s. But perhaps most interesting of all is the ability to track opponents in the storm. (more...)
Two Point Hospital coming to consoles | PlayStation 4 Two Point Hospital coming to consoles | PlayStation 4
- July 23, 2019

This means the game will launch with 21 hospital locations and a whopping 119 illnesses to tackle. Players have to manage the hospital's finances, their staff, and its patients in a variety of challenging scenarios. SEGA and Two Point Studios have today revealed that Two Point Hospital will be making its way to Switch and other consoles later this year. No specific release date or price has been announced. (more...)
Rumor: Red Dead Redemption Remake in the Works Rumor: Red Dead Redemption Remake in the Works
- July 23, 2019

Rumours have been swirling for months, and back in December of previous year, a Red Dead Redemption 2 audio glitch seemed to suggest that it's happening , or that such a project had been in the works at one point. And he drank every sip of my tea, and judging by his comment section, they didn't! The question still stands: If you could have one game brought back and remade , which game would you choose? The remake is apparently set to bring the first game up to speed with the second. (more...)
Tencent's TiMi Studio Group is working on a new Pokemon game Tencent's TiMi Studio Group is working on a new Pokemon game
- July 23, 2019

In a Twitter post , translated by Dr. Serkan Toto , TiMi Studio Group , an offshoot of Tenecent, will develop an unnamed game with the Pokemon developer that will be released at some point in the future. Chinese entertainment giant, Tencent , has announced that it is partnering with The Pokemon Company and will be developing games in collaboration with them. (more...)
Apple considering $1bn Intel modem business deal, says WSJ Apple considering $1bn Intel modem business deal, says WSJ
- July 23, 2019

It follows a report last month that Apple's looking to acquire Intel's German smartphone modem business , too. The deal will include a portfolio of patents and staff valued at $1bn or more and could be reached within the next week, the report claims. (more...)
Overwatch's Sigma has an intense origin story Overwatch's Sigma has an intense origin story
- July 23, 2019

As for Sigma's abilities, we now have nothing to add apart from further speculation. Last week, a leak posted online showed the Hero icon and name of a new character that had yet to be revealed. On the heels of some mysterious teasers - one of which deleted Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan from existence - today Blizzard revealed the origin story of the next Overwatch hero, Sigma. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift Class Action Investigation Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift Class Action Investigation
- July 23, 2019

In practical terms, this could manifest when you're playing a game and suddenly the reticle or character moves towards one direction without your input. The main issue that people are having with Nintendo at the moment is they are barely addressing the issue and still have not responded to the class action lawsuit bought to them by Chimicles. (more...)
Co-Founder Frank Pearce Leaves the Software House — Blizzard Entertainment Co-Founder Frank Pearce Leaves the Software House — Blizzard Entertainment
- July 23, 2019

Allen Brack. "I do know that the way forward for Blizzard will probably be superb below their steerage". This follows a continuing trend of Blizzard co-founders leaving the company that began with Mike Morhaime's departure in October of 2018. (more...)
SDCC 2019: Death Stranding Box Art Revealed SDCC 2019: Death Stranding Box Art Revealed
- July 23, 2019

Kojima Productions was at SDCC this weekend promoting their upcoming game. The final Death Stranding cover art has been revealed for both the regular and SteelBook versions. However, like Guillermo del Toro's character of Deadman, only Refn's face is being used for the character; a different actor is handling the voiceover work. (more...)
Huawei says its own operating system can not replace Android Huawei says its own operating system can not replace Android
- July 23, 2019

Now that the USA seems to be on better terms with Huawei again and that the company can remain a part of the Android family all along, it turns out that the company is reporting something different indicating that their new OS has always been intended for the IoT industry and not really to power smartphones (as reported by TechNode ). (more...)
Now, Tinder joins revolt against app store fee Now, Tinder joins revolt against app store fee
- July 23, 2019

With this done, the users are also losing the option to go back to Google Play Store for future transactions, thereby completely ignoring the Google app store pay structure. Over the last few months, Google and Apple have both seen companies revolting against the fees they charge for processing payments. In December of previous year, Netflix stopped allowing in-app purchases of any kind for both new and existing users on iOS. (more...)
120Hz Displays Will Be There For Apple's 2020 iPhone 120Hz Displays Will Be There For Apple's 2020 iPhone
- July 23, 2019

We have seen ultra-smooth 120Hz displays earlier than in gaming-centric handsets like the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2 , however now a tweet from dependable tipster Ice Universe is claiming that Apple's 2020 iPhones might be doubling their screen refresh rates from the present 60Hz-capable iPhone XS . (more...)
INcontroL, famed StarCraft player and caster, dies at age 33 - News INcontroL, famed StarCraft player and caster, dies at age 33 - News
- July 22, 2019

The cause of death is yet to be revealed; the only detail released is that it was a sudden illness. "Geoff is deeply loved across many communities and we're all working to make sure his affairs are in order as he'd want". Robinson's passing is being felt in the StarCraft 2 community, with friends and colleagues such as Sean "Day9" Plott tweeting out in remembrance of Robinson and his various contributions to the game and its esports scene. (more...)
Asus RoG Phone 2 official with 120Hz screen and souped-up internals Asus RoG Phone 2 official with 120Hz screen and souped-up internals
- July 22, 2019

Shrunken bezels along the top and bottom of the display house the ROG Phone II's front-facing speakers. This phone is not just for gamers, but for Android power users as well. It still has a funky design and a wealth of accessories, but it's got a bigger battery and faster Snapdragon chip. There's also a third Asus proprietary port, which can connect to the company's accessories, including its gaming pad , desktop docking station, and a fan cooler. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Comparison: Best Budget Flagship? Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Comparison: Best Budget Flagship?
- July 22, 2019

The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs 27,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage is priced at Rs 30,999. In terms of connectivity, it supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Global Positioning System L1+L2 dual-band, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. (more...)
Galaxy Fold Has Reportedly Passed Durability Tests and Is Ready for Launch Galaxy Fold Has Reportedly Passed Durability Tests and Is Ready for Launch
- July 22, 2019

The update is now rolling out in the United Kingdom and South Korea and it comes with version T72*XXU1ASG3, reports Sammobile . Not much has been confirmed about the new system update, but it's most likely going to feature all the Digital Wellbeing gizmos that were presented by Google at the Google I/O 2019, including Focus Mode, whose goal is to boost productivity. (more...)
Leaked Features of Google Pixel 4 Leaked Features of Google Pixel 4
- July 22, 2019

We had shared exclusive prototype renders of the Pixel 4 last month, alongside high-quality 5K renders of the Pixel 4 XL . The image showing the front panel of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL show a rather thick bezel on top extending from left to right. (more...)
Google just revealed the Pixel 4’s design, including two rear cameras Google just revealed the Pixel 4’s design, including two rear cameras
- July 21, 2019

With just a single lens, Google has delivered some awesome features on its Pixel phones, including Top Shot, Night Sight, and portrait mode, so we can only imagine what it will be able to do with twice as many cameras. No doubt. And yes, it will have a square camera module. The first Pixel was spotted on a train and gave away the details while the Pixel 3 XL's notch design was leaked ahead of the official launch. (more...)
Microsoft handily beats estimates, powered by growing cloud profits Microsoft handily beats estimates, powered by growing cloud profits
- July 21, 2019

Total Microsoft Q4 revenue grew 12% from a year earlier, to $33.7 billion, while profit increased to $13.2 billion ($1.71 a share) from $8.9 billion ($1.14 a share). Revenue in Microsoft's productivity software unit jumped 14.3 per cent to US$11.05 billion, driven by double-digit revenue growth for LinkedIn and Office 365 . (more...)
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Gets Multiplayer Mode Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Gets Multiplayer Mode
- July 21, 2019

There's many iconic characters in the Modern Warfare series that fans love, including Ghost as well. Before getting into ranked matches, the player would usually warm-up in the Deathmatch Mode , so adding this would be great for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its players. (more...)
Snapdragon 855+ powered Black Shark 2 Pro launch date teased Snapdragon 855+ powered Black Shark 2 Pro launch date teased
- July 21, 2019

Since the non-Pro Black Shark 2 launched this year with Snapdragon 855 , it is most likely that the Black Shark 2 Pro has the Snapdragon 855 Plus SOC. Instead of a 4,000 mAh capacity of the Black Shark 2 , the upcoming Pro version will pack in a 4,100 mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology. (more...)
Huawei joins the Smart TV race through its Honor sub-brand Huawei joins the Smart TV race through its Honor sub-brand
- July 20, 2019

The users can expect to see the OTA update notification in the next few days. Anyway, here's hoping the OEM optimizes the updates at the soonest so that all Honor 8 Pro and Huawei Nova 3i users get to experience Android Pie. The GPU Turbo 3 .0 now covers over 25 games including Fortnite, PES 2019, Minecraft, FIFA Mobile, Real Racing 3 and more. Furthermore, GPU Turbo 3 .0 supports a number of Android game titles which are optimised for it, such as Fortnite, Knives Out, Battle Bay, ... (more...)
Is this a Nokia feature phone running Android? Is this a Nokia feature phone running Android?
- July 20, 2019

No wonder the interface has a microphone icon in the center, as it makes sense to rely on voice-activated Google Assistant on a phone that doesn't allow touch input. There's the familiar four-color scheme by Google. Icons for Google Chrome, YouTube, and a camera app can also be seen. The anonymous tip shows what looks like a version of Android adapted to a phone without a touchscreen. (more...)
Instagram policy change means it can delete rule-breaking accounts faster Instagram policy change means it can delete rule-breaking accounts faster
- July 20, 2019

From now on, Instagram will detect if you violate its policies, and warn you before disabling your account. Under Instagram's existing policy, accounts are disabled after a certain percentage of posted content violates its terms. Instagram is adding a new warning alert that would show users a history of the posts , comments and stories that could be or has been removed from the platform. (more...)
Huawei's Hongmeng OS not at all meant for Android Huawei's Hongmeng OS not at all meant for Android
- July 20, 2019

However, it looks like that might not be the case at all. Huawei's Senior Vice President and a Board Member have dropped a bomb saying that the upcoming HongMeng OS is not for smartphones and the company is planning to continue the use of Google's Android operating system for its smartphones. (more...)
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Release Date and Price Announced for August Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Release Date and Price Announced for August
- July 20, 2019

Game developers Double Damage of this week announced that their new space game Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will be launching on the PC next month and will be available from August 13, 2019 onwards. A vast array of weapons, armor, and gear has been added along with custom paint jobs for your ship. Gamble for cash and equipment at the local watering hole with various side games, including: 8-ball, dice poker, slot machines and arcade games. (more...)
SpaceX: Starhopper fine after fireball SpaceX: Starhopper fine after fireball
- July 20, 2019

I'll update this story if and when SpaceX gives further info on the event. Virgin's Richard Branson and Amazon's Jeff Bezos have both recently joined the space race, with Branson planning a space tourism firm called Virgin Galactic and Bezos planning to create moon colonies through his company Blue Origin . (more...)
Google is fixing Chrome Incognito Mode to stop site spying Google is fixing Chrome Incognito Mode to stop site spying
- July 20, 2019

For those unaware, Google Chrome's Incognito mode allows anyone to browse privately. Google said the whole concept of Incognito Mode revolves around the principle of being able to browse the web privately. "In situations such as political oppression or domestic abuse, people may have important safety reasons for concealing their web activity and their use of private browsing features". (more...)
The Xiaomi Mi A3 Is Now Official The Xiaomi Mi A3 Is Now Official
- July 20, 2019

Fortunately, however, the Mi A3 is not disappointing in different areas. The display aspect ratio of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is 19:9 and the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects it from potential accidents and intruders such as dust and water. It also now has a bigger bottom-chin than the Mi CC9e which is its inspiration. It comes with a 10W charger in the box but supports up to 18W. According to me, it is not a huge upgrade over the Snapdragon 660 in last year's model. (more...)
New iPhone Models Revealed & They’re Ugly As Hell New iPhone Models Revealed & They’re Ugly As Hell
- July 20, 2019

However, this possibility was dismissed by many analysts claiming that there are a number of hurdles with regards to supply. The iPhone 11 series will seemingly feature the same overall dimensions as the 10, with the screen remaining almost identical. (more...)