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Valve submits an updated version of Steam Link iOS app Valve submits an updated version of Steam Link iOS app
- June 16, 2018

Steam Link is an app that allows users to stream any game in their library to their mobile devices or smart TV. Citing " business conflicts ", Apple rejected Valve's Steam Link iOS app after initially approving it last month. Since then, Valve has been working to resolve the issue and get Steam Link released on iOS - and it may have found the solution. The Android beta has been available on Google Play since the middle of May and reportedly works quite well. (more...)
Sony responds to backlash over blocking PS4 Fortnite accounts on Switch
- June 16, 2018

There has been some controversy with Fortnite coming to the Nintendo Switch after players reported that they were not able to log-in to their Epic Games accounts on the platform if they had previously played on the PlayStation 4 , due to Sony blocking cross-platform play. (more...)
Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat
- June 16, 2018

For Saudi Arabia it was a return to the global showpiece for the first time in 12 years, with its only previous finals wins at the 1994 World Cup. "We went for a walk before the game and we talked about how this tournament is just the beginning". (more...)
Microsoft will perform a major redesign for their 2019 Surface Pro Microsoft will perform a major redesign for their 2019 Surface Pro
- June 16, 2018

There was a bevy of activity past year with the launch of the Surface Laptop , the fifth-generation Surface Pro and the Surface Book 2 . Even more exciting than that is Microsoft's Andromeda device , which is supposedly coming this year as well. (more...)
IOS 12 will block police hacking tools - Apple IOS 12 will block police hacking tools - Apple
- June 16, 2018

For example, companies like GrayShift and Cellebrite offer USB devices that enable customers to thwart existing security measures in iOS , and in particular a set number of password guesses before being permanently locked out of an iPhone or the data is erased. (more...)
Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti revealed Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti revealed
- June 16, 2018

Would you like a stripped-out, powered-up Ferrari daubed in motorsport livery? Mechanically, it's a completely standard, fully road-legal Ferrari 488 Pista - as if anything about the 90kg lighter, downforce-hungry, 711bhp mega-488 could be called "standard". (more...)
Google launches App Maker for all G Suite customers Google launches App Maker for all G Suite customers
- June 16, 2018

App Maker first launched as part of an Early Adopter Program in November 2016. "Support for open standards like HTML, CSS, Javascript and Google's material design let your developers quickly create lovely apps, in an environment that's instantly familiar", the company wrote on its website . (more...)
Gmail for iOS just got a big notifications upgrade Gmail for iOS just got a big notifications upgrade
- June 16, 2018

Gmail just got a big notifications upgrade that solves this problem. Its official iOS app now uses artificial intelligence to provide notifications for your most important emails only. Android users will be getting it "soon", according to a Google blog post . As part of the recent Gmail redesign , Google unveiled a new feature, now for iOS only, that ensures your Gmail app only sends you push notifications when "high-priority" emails come in. (more...)
Instagram will no longer notify users if someone screenshots their Story Instagram will no longer notify users if someone screenshots their Story
- June 16, 2018

Where things can get particularly risky for the lurkers out there is when you start playing Insta roulette, and screenshot someone else's Story, therefore, running the risk of getting exposed for your somewhat reckless behavior. Instagram Stories are created to be posted and stay live for just 24 hours before they disappear from the user's account, and are similar in that respect to Snapchat Stories. (more...)
Apple Maps Down Worldwide and Users Aren't Pleased Apple Maps Down Worldwide and Users Aren't Pleased
- June 16, 2018

Apple Maps is down and has been for a few hours today, 9to5Mac reports. The issue is affecting all devices that support Apple Maps including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch . Apple's System Status does show that there are issues with Maps-Routing and Navigation, and Maps-Search. Though Apple Maps initially launched to a tidal wave of criticism, it has slowly but surely gained millions of users thanks to a number of improvements to its features, map data, and user interface. (more...)
Apple Just Shifted Its Plans for the Next iPhones
- June 16, 2018

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Some industry executives who are privy to the production plans have said that initially, Apple wanted to make the same number of iPhones with LCD and OLED displays. Apple now sells the iPhone X for $999 and up. All told, it stands to reason that Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup will be well positioned to shatter the current iPhone sales record which was set back in 2015 on the back of the company's iPhone 6 lineup. (more...)
Nintendo is bringing two arcade classics to the Switch Nintendo is bringing two arcade classics to the Switch
- June 16, 2018

Sky Skipper is coming to Nintendo Switch in July. According to Nintendo Treehouse team, the early version was the original game released in Japanese arcades, the later version fixed a few bugs and the primary difference in the global version is the stage order. (more...)
Final Fantasy VII Remake Still Priority, Says Kingdom Hearts III Director Final Fantasy VII Remake Still Priority, Says Kingdom Hearts III Director
- June 16, 2018

Because both undertakings are definitely time consuming, it's understandable that one would inevitably fall behind. According to Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura, chances of the two properties appearing is very low, despite being all under the Disney umbrella. (more...)
Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts for Your Dad Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts for Your Dad
- June 15, 2018

And many restaurants are helping families celebrate with extra treats and freebies to make dad feel like royalty. "And while cheesy dads may not be flawless, they're always great". Take lots of pictures too! Visit Cameron's Brewing Co . for a tour of their brewery on Saturdays, Nickel Brook Brewing Co . also welcomes curious beer nerds and you can sample any beer on tap. (more...)
Vivo announces NEX S and NEX A smartphones Vivo announces NEX S and NEX A smartphones
- June 15, 2018

The massive 6.59in screen has skinny bezels and a bit of a chin, but no notch. The answer is a pop-selfie camera which pops out from the top when you are clicking selfies. Vivo has ditched the standard earpiece and uses Screen SoundCasting Technology that turns the screen into speaker. However, the highlight of the device is the 8-megapixel pop-up selfie camera which reveals itself when you activate the front camera on the camera app. (more...)
Where to watch across the world Where to watch across the world
- June 15, 2018

Telemundo's live stream experience has been said to feature more than 1,000 hours of content, reportedly the most ever from Federation Internationale de Football Association, including an exclusive view to the games through six additional camera angles. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Has Already Sold One Million Units OnePlus 6 Has Already Sold One Million Units
- June 15, 2018

Previously, OnePlus's benchmark for that goal was three months, with both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T earning that trophy. According to OnePlus CEO Peter Lau, the company managed to sell more than a million handsets in just 22 days. (more...)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Getting New, Original Stage With Future Tense Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Getting New, Original Stage With Future Tense
- June 15, 2018

Called Future Tense , the new stage can be accessed from Crash Warped and features a wholly original design with more challenging elements that were created to test players of any skill level. Sane Trilogy when they release on June 29, and added to the PlayStation 4 edition with a free update. Future Tense will be accessible via a new platform in the Warp Room of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped , and playable at any point in the game's progression. (more...)
E3 2018: The Last of Us Part II Gets Gameplay Reveal E3 2018: The Last of Us Part II Gets Gameplay Reveal
- June 15, 2018

Following a soulful performance by Gustavo Santaolalla (playing TLoU soundtrack), we are dropped directly into the gameplay trailer . The Last of Us Part 2 , which was initially revealed in December at the PlayStation Experience 2016, will be launched on PS4. (more...)
Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor
- June 15, 2018

Tipping the scales at 2.91 pounds, the new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 features a 12.2-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) display that effortlessly flips back to transform the system from notebook to tablet to sketchbook (yes, a stylus is included). (more...)
Court battle looms as net neutrality expires Court battle looms as net neutrality expires
- June 15, 2018

Others disagree and will challenge Pai in court, while many states are fighting back with their own laws, further muddling the situation. "The order replaces unnecessary, heavy-handed regulations dating back to 1934 with strong consumer protections, increased transparency, and common-sense regulations that will promote investment and broadband deployment", the FCC said in a statement released Monday. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X tipped to cost considerably more than iPhone X Samsung Galaxy X tipped to cost considerably more than iPhone X
- June 15, 2018

Samsung also is the first to bring curved displays. Samsung's plan to launch a Galaxy phone with a foldable display this year may still happen as several reports that point to the possibility of the technology being ready. So says Korean website The Bell , which claims that Samsung's 10th-anniversary Galaxy S series phones will arrive early next year equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 3D sensing camera, similar to that found on the iPhone X . (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Remake To Hit Stores January 2019 Resident Evil 2 Remake To Hit Stores January 2019
- June 15, 2018

First released for the original PlayStation in January 1998, Resident Evil 2 follows the adventures of rookie Raccoon City police officer Leon Kennedy on his first day on the job. The game combines the over the shoulder perspective of Resident Evil 4 with the more intuitive controls of 7, which goes a long way towards making this take on RE2 feel brand new. (more...)
Google looks to a Windows 10 Certification for its Pixelbook Google looks to a Windows 10 Certification for its Pixelbook
- June 14, 2018

Google launched its premium Pixelbook laptop in October a year ago with retail sales starting a month later. Fixing issues picked up by the HLK not only means that the Pixelbook's Windows compatibility is improving, it also opens the door to Google getting the hardware certified by Microsoft as being suitable for Redmond's operating systems. (more...)
Nintendo Jabs Sony For Sabotaging Fortnite Cross-Play, Sony Issues Feckless Response
- June 14, 2018

With the extended gameplay trailers it debuted for titles like The Last of Us Part 2 , Ghost of Tsushima , and Marvel's Spider-Man, Sony had arguably one of the best press conferences of E3 2018 . Not being able to play with PS4 owners is a bit of a bummer. In E3 interviews, representatives for Sony's fellow console makers were relatively diplomatic in expressing their annoyance. (more...)
Poke Ball Plus Will Include Rare Pokemon Mew Poke Ball Plus Will Include Rare Pokemon Mew
- June 14, 2018

As well as its pre-order date. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee release on November 16 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. The new controller has more than one function. When it comes to the time needed for it to completely charge, it takes three hours to do so . Nintendo also announced a $100 United States dollars bundle that includes a copy of either Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee and the Poke Ball Plus . (more...)
Nintendo Direct E3 2018 - Fire Emblem Three Houses Nintendo Direct E3 2018 - Fire Emblem Three Houses
- June 14, 2018

In particular, a new strategic twist on battles will have formations of troops supporting individual units on the battlefield. In any case, Fire Emblem: Three Houses seems to give fans exactly what they want, along with a little extra for good measure. (more...)
Daemon X Machina Revealed For Switch Daemon X Machina Revealed For Switch
- June 14, 2018

Using these mechs, players can compete against one another in lightning-fast combat and fight to blow one another's machines to smithereens. Nintendo should make more details available over the coming months. Tsukuda served as producer on Armoured Core 2 , Armored Core 3 and Silent Line: Armoured Core . Daemon X Machina is being developed by Marvelous Entertainment and is built on Unreal Engine 4, but an exact release date was not announced, with the trailer providing a vague 2019 ... (more...)
Big 6.9-inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks Big 6.9-inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks
- June 14, 2018

These are meant to be used in a device launching in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2019. While the full technical specs, including resolution, of the panel haven't been revealed, it's believed they are flat panels as opposed to curved. (more...)
E3 2018: Trials Rising Announced, Launching in February 2019 E3 2018: Trials Rising Announced, Launching in February 2019
- June 14, 2018

This time, they got the guy behind University of Trials to design the tutorials, as well as a small group of content creators. A brand new Trials Rising trailer was unveiled at E3 2018 , along with its February 2019 release date and a debut on the Nintendo Switch . (more...)