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DraftKings soft launches NJ mobile sportsbook product DraftKings soft launches NJ mobile sportsbook product
- August 04, 2018

New Jersey sports betting apps will use geolocation to require that all mobile bets are placed from within state lines. Mobile sports betting began in New Jersey this week, the first state to bring mobile sports betting outside of Nevada . (more...)
We're all addicted to being online and checking our phones
- August 04, 2018

Half of all United Kingdom adults (50 per cent) say their life would be boring if they could not access the Internet. And for the first time women are spending more time online than men, fuelled by a rise in internet use by those aged 18 to 34 and the explosion in social media . (more...)
Sprint and T-Mobile grow base in 2Q18, earnings a split picture
- August 04, 2018

Sprint reported quarterly net additions of 87,000 phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, more than double the analyst estimate of 40,000 additions. Wireless service revenue was $5.46 billion - experiencing sequential growth for the first time in more than four years - while equipment revenue was $2.93 billion. (more...)
Google Maps now shares battery life when sharing locations Google Maps now shares battery life when sharing locations
- August 04, 2018

You might already be aware of the ability within Google Maps to actively share your location with loved ones, friends and family members. So, when a user will share their location then they will also share the battery level of their smartphone with everyone to see. (more...)
Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives
- August 04, 2018

According to the newspaper, the girl filmed her activities prior to hanging herself in her family's backyard in the district of Escobar last month. Authorities suspect that someone encouraged her to commit suicide, the report says. A new online "challenge" within WhatsApp, a popular messaging platform owned by Facebook , is targeting teens and encouraging them to participate in a suicide challenge. (more...)
Fortnite Mobile Won't Be Available on Google Play Store, EPIC Reveals Why
- August 03, 2018

With a game like Fortnite , that makes all of its money by way of microtransactions, 30% is a lot of money lost when it essentially has an opportunity to keep 100% of the revenue if it launches the game outside of Google Play. However, Sweeney doesn't think installing Fortnite from an external source will present any security risks for users. XDA got the scoop on Sunday by digging into the source code of Fortnite's mobile create-an-account page. (more...)
This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- August 03, 2018

Following this, the company shows off the "all-day battery" of the Galaxy Note 9 . Now, however, an official image of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been leaked by none other than Samsung. Moreover, there's a dual-camera with a fingerprint sensor placed in the centre, beneath the cameras. To put than in perspective, Samsung's summer 2018 large flagship phone, the Galaxy S9 Plus , only allowed for 656GB of maximum internal storage space, while Apple's iPhone X only allowed for a ... (more...)
Cellphone Fire Causes Panic on Flight Cellphone Fire Causes Panic on Flight
- August 03, 2018

Passengers on board the Ryanair plane, which was set to take off from Barcelona to Ibiza, were ordered to quickly make an emergency exit down the plane's inflatable slides. . The unnamed passenger whose mobile caught light is said to be from New Zealand. One relieved passenger said: 'Luckily it didn't happen when we were already on the runway. (more...)
Android P Will Be Launched on August 20 Android P Will Be Launched on August 20
- August 03, 2018

Google unveiled Android P at its Google I/O event in California on 8 May 2018, saying that the new version of its mobile operating system is based on three pillars: intelligence, simplicity, and wellbeing. So it should find a home on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . The other - and probably more important - question is which devices will be receiving the update when it launches officially. (more...)
Destiny 2: Forsaken To Add More Strike-Specific Loot Destiny 2: Forsaken To Add More Strike-Specific Loot
- August 03, 2018

The first is the Destiny 2 : Forsaken - Legendary Collection , which will include Destiny 2 , Destiny 2 : Expansion I: Curse of Osiris , Destiny 2 : Expansion II: Warmind , and Destiny 2 : Forsaken . (more...)
Apple ordered to pay $145 million in damages for patent infringement Apple ordered to pay $145 million in damages for patent infringement
- August 03, 2018

WiLan, a patent troll or as it describes itself as "one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world" which helps "companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios", has won a legal dispute against Apple which first started in 2010. (more...)
Reddit suffers data breach after hackers intercept SMS-based 2FA Reddit suffers data breach after hackers intercept SMS-based 2FA
- August 03, 2018

On June 19, Reddit learned that an attacker compromised the accounts of some of its employees for the company's cloud hosting providers. This access has been able to intercept the SMS that the Reddit security systems send to their employees, as an additional measure of protection. (more...)
Valve’s Dota 2 card game, Artifact, is coming this November
- August 03, 2018

Valve's next game, Artifact , will launch November 28 on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux at a price of $19.99 Dollars, with iOS and Android versions to follow in 2019. Additional cards will cost additional funds, with booster packs costing $2 each. Fans will be able to go hands on at PAX in Seattle, WA ahead of release, with that event running from August 31 through September 3. (more...)
WhatsApp Business API - how Facebook will make its money
- August 03, 2018

Facebook says it had been testing the WhatsApp Business API for months, and has since worked with worldwide clients like Singapore Airlines, Uber and Wish. Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp does not have any business model to make money until now. Earlier this year, WhatsApp rolled out " WhatsApp Business" in India to help businesses communicate better with their customers. (more...)
Parents hiring coaches to help their kids get better at Fortnite Parents hiring coaches to help their kids get better at Fortnite
- August 03, 2018

The website Gamer Sensi has hundreds of coaches, many of whom specialise in Fortnite , and charge between $10 and $25 an hour, to offer their services over the internet and help improve gameplay. The Journal spoke with several parents who have paid for private " Fortnite " lessons for their children. The new trend has even surprised some of the coaches with one 18-year-old professional player calling the situation "odd" considering game tutoring typically only used to be for those keen to ... (more...)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Disc Only Contains One Game Spyro Reignited Trilogy Disc Only Contains One Game
- August 03, 2018

On the official website for the trilogy collection, the packaging and wording has been updated recently to state "Requires Content Download" on the box and "Games 2 and 3 require download via internet" in the site blurb. Another explanation is that only one of the three games has been finalized to get burned on a drive. As it stands, only the first game, Spyro the Dragon , is what you're actually getting on the disc. (more...)
Motorola Moto Z3 Preview Motorola Moto Z3 Preview
- August 03, 2018

The Moto Z3 doesn't have the shatterproof display that the Z2 Force had. Motorola has confirmed an event on August 2 at its headquarters in Chicago, where it is expected to launch Moto Z3 , Moto One and One Power . Between in-house work, efforts from longstanding hardware partners and upstart Mod creators, Motorola has made it clear that Moto Mods won't just disappear overnight. (more...)
Sony logs record April-June profit amid solid game business Sony logs record April-June profit amid solid game business
- August 03, 2018

With the previous year's one-time gain of 36.8 billion yen excluded, Sony logged even sharper first-quarter growth. To that end, Sony has been expanding businesses promising stable revenue streams, such as online gaming services and music content libraries, while minimising the impact of the volatile sales cycles of game consoles and other electronics gadgets. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Multiplayer Beta Trailer is Here Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Multiplayer Beta Trailer is Here
- August 02, 2018

PC can get access as early as the 10th as part of the Open Beta. It will start on August 3rd, 10am PT until August 6th, 10am PT. A code will be displayed on the website and can be redeemed by following the instructions. Activision unleashes the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta later this week, with a new launch trailer showing off the multiplayer side of things, as well as our first look at Call of Duty's first entry into battle royale: Blackout . (more...)
The Fortnite Guided Missile Launcher is back and we are terrified The Fortnite Guided Missile Launcher is back and we are terrified
- August 02, 2018

This mode is the flawless place to get used to the tweaked guided missile weapon, in addition to the other explosives now in rotation. The Fly Explosive jetpacks have increased fuel regen rate and decreased fuel burn rate compared to the standard jetpack. (more...)
How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock
- August 02, 2018

Thankfully, now it is possible thanks to Google Clock's integration with Spotify . Starting this week though, if you use Spotify and would like to use songs from the service as your alarm, then that may be reason enough for you to start using Google's Clock app . (more...)
Google Reportedly Developing Apps That Adhere to Chinese Censorship
- August 02, 2018

Google launched a Chinese language version of its search engine - google.cn - in 2006. According to internal documents, acquired by The Intercept , the final version could be launched in the next six to nine months, pending approval from the Chinese government. (more...)
Rockstar debuts music video shot exclusively in GTA Rockstar debuts music video shot exclusively in GTA
- August 02, 2018

From here a character bearing resemblance to the musician begins a race against time through the crime-riddled streets making a number of seemingly illegal deliveries. 'After months of inspiring talks and actions we now find in their latest game update a nightclub where I alongside other colleagues are performing. To celebrate After Hours , Rockstar Games and Solomun have partnered to create a music video created within GTA 5. (more...)
Alleged Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Benchmarks Appear On 3DMark Alleged Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Benchmarks Appear On 3DMark
- August 02, 2018

However, in their pursuit for faster processors , Intel hasn't really done all that much when we compare the current gen processors with the upcoming ones. However, it should also be noted that the CPU's cores and thread count is the same as Intel's top of the line non-HEDT CPU. The slides also confirm that 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors will be compatible with Intel 300-series chipsets, so you'll supposedly be able to plug any of these next-gen CPUs into something as lowly ... (more...)
Facebook unveils tools to fight social media addiction
- August 02, 2018

The new tools can be accessed in the settings page of Instagram under "Your Activity", or Facebook, under "Your Time on Facebook", a joint statement from Instagram Product Management Director Ameet Ranadive and Facebook Director of Research David Ginsberg said . (more...)
Google releases Chrome browser for Daydream VR headsets
- August 02, 2018

Besides the wonderful Cinema Mode , you also get an Incognito Mode , Chrome sync feature, and Voice Search. Google's Chrome browser in Daydream VR headsets is finally here. Previously, Chrome was available as a test version or by navigating through to Chrome's mobile app. Accessing the Chrome browser in VR is another big step toward achieving that goal. (more...)
Nvidia to host GeForce event with Nvidia to host GeForce event with "spectacular surprises"
- August 02, 2018

In particular it writes " The event will be loaded with new, exclusive, hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games, stage presentations from the world's biggest game developers, and some spectacular surprises ". According to new rumors, the Nvidia GTX 1180 is going to feature 3584 Cuda Cores, 11GB of VRAM, 1600MHz core clock, 1800MHz boost clock, 13 TFLOPS, 16 Gbps Memory Speed, and a TDP of 180W. (more...)
Firefox is getting a new logo (or 10) Firefox is getting a new logo (or 10)
- August 02, 2018

Free internet browser Firefox is branching out into new apps and services, and is undergoing a rebrand to reflect this, so parent company Mozilla has launched two possible identity designs and is asking the public to share their thoughts and feedback. (more...)
EA Launches Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Exclusively On PC EA Launches Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Exclusively On PC
- August 02, 2018

Once signed up you will get the perks listed above, access to the vault and 10% off Origin Store purchases. Other gaming companies have tried similar subscription services, with Sony and Microsoft most notable among them. Access to EA's entire back catalogue is nothing to sneeze at, especially if there are a ton of games you've missed over the years. The subscription service provides access to a host of EA titles including FIFA, Battlefield and Madden, but subscribers usually have to wait ... (more...)
LG launches LG Signature Edition smartphone in South Korea LG launches LG Signature Edition smartphone in South Korea
- August 02, 2018

This device gives customers the choice to engrave their name on its back just its predecessor. The screen supports HDR10 and is topped with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The LG Signature Edition 2018 smartphone comes only in Black and White colors. The company is said to make only 300 phones in total and will start selling the smartphone on August 13th, while the pre-orders will start today, i.e., July 30th. (more...)