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Xiaomi Mi 8 Retail Box Leaks With Partial Specifications Xiaomi Mi 8 Retail Box Leaks With Partial Specifications
- May 28, 2018

On the other hand, the company brought back the Mi Band 2 in India earlier this year with a price cut and now Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, as well as Senior Vice President Wang Xiang, have confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 will be launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8 and MIUI 10 update in the upcoming event. (more...)
Ted Dabney, Co-Founder of Atari Passes Away at Age 81 Ted Dabney, Co-Founder of Atari Passes Away at Age 81
- May 28, 2018

Marty Goldberg, administrator for the Atari Museum on Facebook , wrote, "At a loss". In an interview, Bushnell credited Dabney as the one with the technical prowess, saying, "We were good friends and Ted had a lot of analogue computer skills I didn't have. (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale Practice Mode Being Added In The Game Fortnite Battle Royale Practice Mode Being Added In The Game
- May 28, 2018

The latest data from SuperData Research , a firm that tracks digital game sales, reveals that Fortnite made $ 296 million in April alone. Fortnite's popular 50v50 mode - or something very much like it - might become a permanent fixture in the game, according to Epic. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro TENNA listing: Design, Specs, price and more Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro TENNA listing: Design, Specs, price and more
- May 28, 2018

Xiaomi, to recall, has previously launched a phone with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, but, the Mi 8 - if at all it has an in-screen fingerprint sensor - will rock the latest in tech where the sensor won't likely be below the cover glass (like it is in the Honor 10) but underneath the display . (more...)
You can now do group audio talks You can now do group audio talks
- May 28, 2018

WhatsApp has been making radical and frequent changes to its application on both iOS and Android. WhatsApp keeps testing multiple new features in different countries, out of which some make the cut and reach non-beta users while some don't. (more...)
HMD Global To Announce New Nokia Mobile Products On 29 May HMD Global To Announce New Nokia Mobile Products On 29 May
- May 28, 2018

Whether HMD Global will introduce new smartphones or simply a refresh of its existing Nokia device offerings remains anybody's guess. The Finnish company uses hashtag #ChargedUp to suggest a handset or multiple handsets with a large battery. (more...)
Valve facing backlash over school shooting game on Steam Valve facing backlash over school shooting game on Steam
- May 28, 2018

A video game allowing players to play as an " active shooter " is drawing backlash from parents. Active Shooter is set to be available for download on Steam, a digital distribution platform for video games. "It's disgusting that Valve Corp.is trying to profit from the glamorization of tragedies affecting our schools across the country", Petty, who is running for Broward County School Board, said in a statement. (more...)
Fortnite introduces the respawn friendly 'Playgrounds' mode Fortnite introduces the respawn friendly 'Playgrounds' mode
- May 28, 2018

The success of Fortnite after the release of its Battle Royale component has become a topic worthy of analysis, as few expected the Epic Games title to reach the popularity levels it has today or the revenues it has generated so far. Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS . Yesterday it was announced that Fortnite would be getting a brand new gamemode called Close Encounters, but if you were one of the fans looking forward to it then we have some bad news for you. (more...)
Facebook, Google hit with $8.8 billion lawsuits Facebook, Google hit with $8.8 billion lawsuits
- May 28, 2018

While others have preferred to temporarily block their services across European Union to completely escape from fowling the new law, perhaps, pending when they are able to establish rule-abiding service model. The GDPR is essentially a new law that changes how, when and why companies can use customer data . Danny O'Brien, a director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, offered this analogy: "A birthday cake company needs your name to put on the birthday cake". (more...)
World War Z trailer is up and it's pretty kick-ass World War Z trailer is up and it's pretty kick-ass
- May 28, 2018

To be honest I had completely forgotten that Saber Interactive had announced a game based on World War Z , it was revealed at The Game Awards a year ago but then went very quiet. World War Z isn't just about constant first-person shooting of rotting corpses, though. Zombies may be getting a touch stale in videogames, but World War Z is definitely angling for its own appeal. (more...)
State of Decay 2: Zombies, permadeath, and resource management State of Decay 2: Zombies, permadeath, and resource management
- May 28, 2018

Neither Sony's PS4 or Nintendo's Switch now offer anything like the Xbox Game Pass , which offers a large downloadable library of games for a fixed price each month. That 1 million figure includes those who have purchased the game, played used copies, Game Pass users, and anyone who has gameshared. Even though it's a sequel to the original State of Decay , it's only loosely related story-wise. (more...)
IOS 12: Apple may introduce new NFC features for iPhones
- May 28, 2018

Currently, while the iPhone does support NFC , there are more than a few limitations. The iPhone-maker has been slow to evolve its NFC policies since adopting the technology almost four years ago but the company has made moves to expand its limited feature set over the past year, according to Apple Insider. (more...)
Amazon Echo recorded private conversation, sent it to random contact Amazon Echo recorded private conversation, sent it to random contact
- May 28, 2018

Portlander Danielle said that she got a call from one of her husband's employees one day telling her to "unplug your Alexa devices right now", and suggesting she'd been hacked. And then it apparently also misheard them say to send the recording to this particular person. They immediately unplugged the devices - and Danielle doesn't ever plan on plugging Alexa back in. (more...)
Bendgate: Apple was aware of iPhone 6 design flaw before the launch
- May 27, 2018

Apple was forced to hand over internal documents as part of the suit, and that's where these new details come from. The company started using extra epoxy for added strength in the area underneath the touch-controller chips being affected by the bending problem. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea
- May 27, 2018

Recently, The Korea Herald reported that Samsung is likely to debut the latest-generation version of its Bixby intelligent personal assistant in the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, landing before the end of the summer. Samsung claims to have made some changes to the software in order to enhance the output in various lighting situations. The phone also features a 16MP f/1.7 rear camera and 16MP f/.9 selfie camera alongside a tri-level LED flash. (more...)
PayPal now offers payments in Gmail, Google Pay, YouTube and more PayPal now offers payments in Gmail, Google Pay, YouTube and more
- May 27, 2018

Payception: The receiving (left) and sending (right) ends of a peer-to-peer payment made using a Bank of America account through PayPal via Google Pay . Discussing its massive $2.2 billion purchase of iZettle, announced just last week, PayPal said the deal will give a significant boost to its omnichannel capabilities and open up substantial cross-selling opportunities between their existing customers. (more...)
Game Critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain, dies aged 33 Game Critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain, dies aged 33
- May 27, 2018

In a lengthy post on Reddit , he wrote that he did not "have long left" and said that his cancer was terminal. 'Thank you for reading, watching or listening and I will see you soon, along with Genna, on a stream or YT channel near you'. (more...)
Foreign hackers are targeting office and home wireless routers Foreign hackers are targeting office and home wireless routers
- May 27, 2018

A Cisco cybersecurity team said on Wednesday that at least 500,000 routers in 54 countries were impacted by the malware , known as VPN Filter. The magnitude of Americans affected by this hack was not specifically confirmed, though the notice referred to it as 'significant'. (more...)
Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen To Develop Self-Driving Vehicles Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen To Develop Self-Driving Vehicles
- May 27, 2018

The newspaper also reports that Apple approached VW after being "spurned" by BMW and Mercedes-Benz, its No. 1 and No. 2 choices-making the Apple-Volkswagen hookup look like even more desperate. Since previous year, we have known that Apple's auto division, codenamed Project Titan , once aimed at makingboth the hardware and software for a new autonomous vehicle , had shifted gears to focus in the near-term on a shuttle service known as PAIL ( Palo Alto to Infinite Loop ). (more...)
God of War reaches a massive 5 million units sold God of War reaches a massive 5 million units sold
- May 27, 2018

Sony , meanwhile, seems content to trundle along with the existing PS4 and PS4 Pro, which might be declining in hardware sales, but is still selling like hotcakes and seeing PlayStation software thrive. Keep your eyes on Mammoth Gamers for further developments. Well...perhaps unique isn't the word. The chances are therefore very small for the PlayStation 5 to be launched before 2021 as it has to be able to handle some games available. (more...)
Android devices ship with pre-installed malware: Avast report Android devices ship with pre-installed malware: Avast report
- May 27, 2018

It's one of the bigger scandals related to malware installed on Android devices , however, and might affect a lot more users. The adware servers are still operating, and lots of users have complained about bad ads , the company notes. (more...)
Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Electronically Controlled Fox Shocks, Recaros Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Electronically Controlled Fox Shocks, Recaros
- May 27, 2018

American carmaker, Ford has upgraded the iconic and popular 2019 F-150 Raptor in to an ultimate high-performance off-road pickup as it now comes with even better upgraded technology including class-exclusive, electronically controlled FOX shocks, new Trail Control and all-new Recaro sport seats. (more...)
Epic Games Details Upcoming Changes Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale Epic Games Details Upcoming Changes Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale
- May 27, 2018

The team over at Epic are no stranger to smashing records but the an interesting stat regarding their Battle Pass numbers was definitely more than a little impressive. The Playground LTM will load you into the Battle Royale Map with some adjusted settings. Instead, Epic Games will email you a six-digit code that you'll be prompted to enter after entering your password to log into your account. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Announces Vietnam DLC, Zombies, and Sci-Fi Goodness Far Cry 5 Announces Vietnam DLC, Zombies, and Sci-Fi Goodness
- May 27, 2018

You'll also have the ability to call in "bombing airstrikes", which will presumably deliver more bang-for-the-buck than Hurk's mom's helicopter , and a new Survival Instinct feature that grants up to four temporary perks for accumulating stealth kills. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered Launch Trailer, Out This Weekend Dark Souls Remastered Launch Trailer, Out This Weekend
- May 26, 2018

At the time of this writing, Dark Souls: Remastered has almost 1,500 user reviews on Steam , but unfortunately, those appear to be mixed. It is Xbox One X enhanced as well to support upscaled 4K resolution. The trailer provides a look into the game's dark fantasy world, monsters, and a summary of the story. As a remaster, Dark Souls: Remastered will have a lot of improvements from the original release. (more...)
Moto G6 U.S. availability: pre-orders, release date, carriers, and more Moto G6 U.S. availability: pre-orders, release date, carriers, and more
- May 26, 2018

It has reportedly sent media invites for a launch event scheduled on June 6, where the Moto Z3 Play may get announced. While the teaser doesn't give away any details about the device, it isn't rocket science to predict what smartphone will launch. (more...)
Apple revoked Valve's Steam Link app approval over 'business conflicts' Apple revoked Valve's Steam Link app approval over 'business conflicts'
- May 26, 2018

There are even streaming apps for iOS which use Nvidia's GameStream technology to remotely play titles running on a PC, just like the Steam Link app . Starting with the Transparency Report period July 1 - December 31 2018, Apple will report on Government requests to take down Apps from the App Store in instances related to alleged violations of legal and/or policy provisions. (more...)
Vivo Apex goes from concept to mass-produced smartphone on June 12 Vivo Apex goes from concept to mass-produced smartphone on June 12
- May 26, 2018

Either way, it looks like Vivo is set to release a truly bezel-less phone in June. Vivo will be launching the phone at an event in Shanghai, reports Android Central . Vivo have sent us some gifs from a teaser video which you can see below. The main smartphone design trend this year is to create all-screen smartphones that look exactly like the iPhone X . (more...)
Playground Limited Time Mode to Allow Newbs to Practice - Fortnite Playground Limited Time Mode to Allow Newbs to Practice - Fortnite
- May 26, 2018

Epic Games is taking its first steps toward implementing a creative mode in " Fortnite ". It nearly sounds like a tutorial for the regular battle royale option, since all treasure chests and ammo crates will be spawned and you'll be able to re-drop at any point. (more...)
How to Delete Your Apple ID and All Your Data With it How to Delete Your Apple ID and All Your Data With it
- May 26, 2018

To access the information about you, you need to log in using your Apple account information. As long as that possibility may not work in all countries. It also doesn't include Apple Online Store transaction history or Marketing communications history. It can take up to a week to prepare the downloads if large amounts of photos and videos are involved. (more...)