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Will plus size smartphone feature iPhone X's best design feature? Will plus size smartphone feature iPhone X's best design feature?
- May 31, 2018

If you were still thinking the renders and screen protector shots we've seen hit the web don't truly encapsulate what the upcoming Pixels could look like, it is specifically mentioned many times in this report that these OLED panels will feature a top notch. (more...)
Google Adds Three New Devices to Project Fi Google Adds Three New Devices to Project Fi
- May 31, 2018

It's a bit surprising to see the LG ThinQ V35 in the list as it was speculated to be restricted only to AT&T. When it comes to design, the V35 ThinQ shares a striking resemblance to the V30S ThinQ. So you get all the AI features of the other two flagships such as scene recognition, Google Lens, and Super Bright Camera mode. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo, has a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, 3D surround sound, face recognition, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, wireless charging support, and an ... (more...)
Plex Revamp Includes Podcast Support
- May 30, 2018

Playback speed and the ability to skip forward or backward are now part of the app, but more features related to podcasts will be coming over time, such as support for importing OPML files from other apps and offline playback support. Just like with streaming your own media through Plex , the "On Deck" section will show you what's next on your listening list. Once a user starts using this feature more, the app will start to recommend new podcasts that it thinks you'll like. (more...)
'Active Shooter' video game gets pulled prior to release 'Active Shooter' video game gets pulled prior to release
- May 30, 2018

The point-of-view video game allows players to be SWAT team members or active shooters walking through school hallways, classrooms and a gym. News of the game spread quickly as parents of children killed in real-life mass shootings spoke out. (more...)
Walmart Are At It Again, Team Sonic Racing Leaks Walmart Are At It Again, Team Sonic Racing Leaks
- May 30, 2018

This will result in all 15 drivers feeling totally different from one another, giving players plenty of choice in choosing how they want to go about racing. While Sega has enjoyed previous success with its Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series, it seems that the developer is ditching the characters from other franchises in order to firmly focus on the " Sonic Universe" this time around. (more...)
Bethesda Announces Fallout 76, the Newest Game in the Series - Fallout 4 Bethesda Announces Fallout 76, the Newest Game in the Series - Fallout 4
- May 30, 2018

Schreier also reports through Kotaku that Fallout 76 could be an online game of some sort, furthering the idea that it will not be in the vein of the main Fallout line of games that preceded it. So are we getting a looter-shooter, an MMO, a survival game, a sandbox-style multi-player shooter (like Battlecry was supposed to be before Bethesda canceled it ), or something else entirely? A short teaser trailer didn't reveal much about the upcoming game, pointing viewers to the ... (more...)
Google Pixel 3 designs given away by screen protector maker Google Pixel 3 designs given away by screen protector maker
- May 30, 2018

They want a "pure" Android experience, and they also want to get big software updates the moment they're released, not six months later. Every year, internet search giant Google launches its smartphone line-up in October, but the leaks and rumours about the Pixel phones keep appearing all year long. (more...)
Epic Game’s Fortnite Sued By PUBG Makers Over ‘Copyright Violation’ Epic Game’s Fortnite Sued By PUBG Makers Over ‘Copyright Violation’
- May 30, 2018

Both games also include a shrinking "safe zone" to ensure that players are continually moving towards each other and maintain a sense of urgency. With a focus on gritty, semi-realistic but smooth game play and a team mode, how could anyone do better? Let us know in the comments section below! Fortnite has miraculously managed to break PUBG's hold on the Battle Royale genre, surpassing the 3.4 million concurrent player mark in February. (more...)
Apple wants your iPhone to be able to unlock your front door Apple wants your iPhone to be able to unlock your front door
- May 30, 2018

Apple is set to upgrade iPhones by extending the Near Field Communication (NFC) feature beyond its capabilities, reports The Information . That's because Apple may be introducing a new function that would allow you to unlock your vehicle and house doors with your iPhone. (more...)
Meet The Motorola One Power With Android One , Bezel-Less Display & Notch
- May 30, 2018

The phone is set to be released in the USA but it is unknown if it will make into other markets - given Motorola's success in other markets with their mid range phones it would not surprise us in the least. There are also relatively thicker bezels on the top and bottom of the device. On the rear, there are dual rear cameras with LED flash in the middle. There is also a high probability of this being a repackaged Moto X5. (more...)
PlayStation 4 discounts coming to South Africa PlayStation 4 discounts coming to South Africa
- May 30, 2018

The PS4 will sell for $299.99 United States dollars and features a 1TB hard drive, Days of Play blue color, and gold Playstation symbol at the center. The global promotion celebrates the PlayStation community and runs from June 8 to June 18. Sony can show off everything new coming to PS4 while pointing out how cheap it is to pick up a PS4 Pro and VR kit right now. (more...)
Secret Apple Star MacBook may offer touchscreen, LTE support Secret Apple Star MacBook may offer touchscreen, LTE support
- May 30, 2018

The Apple " Star " device is now said to be in prototype stages and is being created by Pegatron, which has worked with Apple before on manufacturing some iOS devices as well. Before going ahead, we should add that Bloomberg's Mark Gurman , who also happens to be a notable Apple reporter, tweeted that the N84 name is associated to a low-priced LCD iPhone that is designed on the iPhone X. (more...)
Pokémon Switch Announcement Likely This Week Pokémon Switch Announcement Likely This Week
- May 30, 2018

Japanese TV show teases shocking Pokemon news. That certainly makes it sound like Oha Suta is gearing up to deliver the first real details on Pokemon for Nintendo Switch . If we're really going all-out with our wishlist, then we'd love it if the game were playable on the show floor-and in that case, why not get a release date or window for good measure? 3D Pokemon games are relatively new-at least for the main RPGs-and because Switch is far more powerful than 3DS, there's more ... (more...)
Apple's 2019 iPhones could ship with high-end OLED panels Apple's 2019 iPhones could ship with high-end OLED panels
- May 30, 2018

While this could indicate several things, such as Apple switching to an all OLED lineup this year instead of 2019, it's more than likely just an inaccuracy. OLED's victory of LCD technology is still not clear-cut. Sales of the iPhone X with an OLED screen were crimped by its starting price of $999. Users of Google's Pixel smartphone have complained of inaccurate color reproduction and burn-in, where images remain after the screen is turned off. (more...)
First Surface Phone Andromeda OS game spotted in the Store First Surface Phone Andromeda OS game spotted in the Store
- May 29, 2018

There's an unreleased first-party Windows 10 game which appeared, and it looks as if it were created to run on a device with the Andromeda OS . We proudly announce Miami Street , a project that Electric Square has been working on with our partners at Microsoft Studios. (more...)
Mega Man 11 is coming to PC and consoles on October 2 Mega Man 11 is coming to PC and consoles on October 2
- May 29, 2018

We can expect to see more of Mega Man 11 in just a couple of weeks, as Capcom will have it on hand at E3 2018. Long-awaited Sequel - Evil genius Dr. The Double Gear, however, is reserved for dire situations. A variety of difficulty modes makes this the flawless opportunity to experience Mega Man for the first time! Controls for an on-screen weapon wheel have been added for easy accessibility to all of Mega man's weapons during combat. (more...)
Games With Gold for June include Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Smite Gold Games With Gold for June include Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Smite Gold
- May 29, 2018

Microsoft usually makes the announcement near the end of the month however the announcement for Games With Gold for the upcoming month is still shrouded in mystery. As for the 16th, the Xbox One offering is for Smite: Gold Bundle . As for Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed and Lego Indiana Jones 2 , they both make sense but that doesn't mean that seeing them implemented on the list makes such a huge impact. (more...)
Nokia 5 (2018) hands on review Nokia 5 (2018) hands on review
- May 29, 2018

Milled from a single block of aluminum there is a satin finish. There's a rear fingerprint scanner that falls nicely under finger, and the power and volume keys on the right are easy to reach. Pre-installed with Android Oreo (Go Edition), battery life is one of the most touted characteristic for the phone which carries a 4000mAh battery and apparently able to last up to two days straight with just one charge. (more...)
New Fallout game could be on the way, following tease from Bethesda
- May 29, 2018

It seems we will return to the wasteland sooner rather than later as Bethesda Game Studios has teased a Fallout-related announcement ahead of E3 on their Twitter feed . The Fallout franchise is long overdue for a new game. The last thing anyone expects would be a new Fallout release, which is why the studio's latest tweet that appears to tease exactly that is very surprising indeed. (more...)
AirPlay 2 and HomePod stereo pairing arrive with iOS 11.4 AirPlay 2 and HomePod stereo pairing arrive with iOS 11.4
- May 29, 2018

Like AirPlay 2, this feature has bounced in and out of iOS betas, having originally been announced at WWDC previous year. Likewise, grouped speakers or those set up in rooms around the home can be controlled in the Apple Control Center, with Siri intelligently understanding voice commands requesting specific tracks being played in particular rooms. (more...)
Balenciaga slammed for confusing $1900 T-shirt shirt Balenciaga slammed for confusing $1900 T-shirt shirt
- May 29, 2018

The freaky garment - and its hefty price tag - has been mocked online, with many calling it a "joke" and others refusing to believe that such a thing could exist. Commentator Astrid Wright said: "The model looks as confused as we are". This latest offering from Balenciaga also led to some "Balenciaga strikes again" tweets, given that it's not the first time that the brand has charged exorbitant amounts for weird clothes and accessories. (more...)
Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact
- May 29, 2018

Amazon continued: "As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely". In today's technological age, almost everyone has some sort of smart device, though the Amazon Echo has recently made headlines for a slightly unsettling reason. (more...)
Xbox Games With Gold Offers Assassin's Creed Chronicles and More in June
- May 29, 2018

The pricing of Smite doesn't seem to match what's presented in the official Xbox Live Store. It includes Assassin's Creed Chronicles Russia and Smite - Battlegrounds of the Gods for the Xbox One . There are other rumours that Microsoft could be planning on changing how they run the subscription service in the future. However, at the moment these are just rumours and should be taken with a big pinch of salt. (more...)
IPhone Screen Makers Fall on Report of Apple OLED Shift in 2019
- May 29, 2018

By contrast, shares in LG Display Co Ltd surged. Japan Display now is not producing OLED panels but is planning to start by 2019 if it finds investment to launch a production line. Electronic Times , citing unnamed industry sources, reported that the Cupertino, California-based company is keen to use the technology, which delivers sharper and brighter images than the liquid crystal displays (LCD) that now appear on most iPhone models, even in its entry-level smartphones. (more...)
Samsung might launch Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage
- May 29, 2018

One day later after the aforementioned arrival of the SM-N960N at Geekbench, popular leakster Ice universe posted the following message on Twitter: " If you are lucky, you will see 8GB RAM and 512GB ROM Galaxy Note9 ". But that might change later this summer when the Galaxy Note 9 arrives. The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.4-inch QHD+ resolution supporting S-AMOLED Infinity Display that delivers an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. (more...)
PUBG takes aim at Fortnite over alleged copyright violations
- May 29, 2018

PUBG , while still hugely popular, has slipped out of the number one spot in terms of revenue generation and player count. Analysts suggest the game generates more than $200m a month. But there could be something about to step in its way, in the form of a lawsuit against the gaming company. Even more confusingly, The Gamer explains that both companies are owned - at the highest level - by Tencent, which is the world's largest investment corporation. (more...)
PUBG developer admits it has 'fallen short' on performance improvements PUBG developer admits it has 'fallen short' on performance improvements
- May 29, 2018

Today we want to change that by talking in-depth about the things we're prioritising. Its three priorities going forward will be "performance, server-side optimization, and cheating", it said. Players can soon expect a faster release of optimizations from here on out. However, many more will be glad that the developer is being a lot more clear about its efforts. (more...)
Sickening ‘Active Shooter’ game outrages Parkland high school parents Sickening ‘Active Shooter’ game outrages Parkland high school parents
- May 29, 2018

An upcoming computer video game that would allow players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills has been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate by the parents of students shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . (more...)
Cody Coming To Street Fighter 5 On June 26 Cody Coming To Street Fighter 5 On June 26
- May 29, 2018

Unable to adapt to the peace, Cody was repeatedly thrown into prison - or returned voluntarily - after causing havoc in the streets by fighting through any conflict he could find. Cody looks to be a power character, who possibly may have a strong V-Trigger, or two. You can see a breakdown of Cody's moves over at the Capcom-Unity blog , and you'll be able to purchase him on his own or get him as part of the Season 3 Character Pass on June 26. (more...)
The Wolf Among Us 2 gets delayed out of 2018 The Wolf Among Us 2 gets delayed out of 2018
- May 28, 2018

Apparently, this is down to "a few fundamental changes " that have been made at Telltale since the game was announced last July . Telltale Games have stated that the reason for this is to allow them extra time to focus on quality and make sure that they craft something "truly special". (more...)