Sci-tech


Resident Evil 2 will get a £700 premium edition Resident Evil 2 will get a £700 premium edition
- August 14, 2018

Officially called the Biohazard RE: 2 Z Version Premium Edition in Japan, the set's main feature is a mechanical keyboard created to resemble a traditional Lexington typewriter, which are iconic of the early Resident Evil titles, as they served as in-game save points. (more...)
Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to
- August 13, 2018

Google representatives told the AP this location tracking can be disabled completely by turning off the "Web & App Activity" feature; find that setting here . Emergency responders will still be able to find you if the need arises. So the company will let you "pause" a setting called Location History. Scroll down to the "Privacy" heading. (more...)
Samsung Launches Intelligent Wi-Fi Mesh Routers Samsung Launches Intelligent Wi-Fi Mesh Routers
- August 13, 2018

There are few things as frustrating as troubleshooting a Wi-Fi network and coverage within a home or apartment. The old SmartThings Hub is a handful of years old at this point and the previous Samsung Connect mesh WiFi systems weren't exactly loved out of the gate ( probably why we got this flash sale ). (more...)
Your next Chromebook could dual-boot Windows 10 Your next Chromebook could dual-boot Windows 10
- August 13, 2018

Xda-developers say "Campfire" is the codename of the Windows dual-boot project. That means that entry-level 16GB Chromebooks won't be able to support the feature, not that Windows 10 would even work, as Microsoft's own system requirements list the OS as needing 16GB of storage for a 32-bit system or 20GB on a 64-bit system. (more...)
Rockstar releases Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Rockstar releases Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer
- August 13, 2018

The player is being placed in a living-breathing world, with many side-quests and radiant interactions that will develop either with or without their action. "From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption , Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age". (more...)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 & P72 official with Xeon CPUs, Quadro graphics
- August 13, 2018

Aimed at professional users, the ThinkPad P1 is reported to be the company's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation. And it looks the part, with the staid, basic black ThinkPad aesthetic. As for connectivity, you get HMDI, two USB 3.1 ports, along with two thunderbolt Type-C ports, making the ThinkPad P1 ideal for the office as well as home. (more...)
Bethesda Tried To Stop Someone Reselling A Game Bethesda Tried To Stop Someone Reselling A Game
- August 13, 2018

The narrative was that Bethesda was cracking down on second-hand copies of games. That's despite the game being unopened. That is precisely the situation that led to the backlash and subsequent clarification by Hines. He complied with the takedown request but, in a response to Vorys, pointed out that used game sales are protected in USA law by the " First Sale Doctrine ". (more...)
DOOM Eternal officially coming to Switch DOOM Eternal officially coming to Switch
- August 13, 2018

The Doomslayer has a new look in Doom Eternal . When is the Doom Eternal gameplay reveal? "We're spending more time and energy than ever before making sure it feels absolutely wonderful every time you shoot, punch, kick, slash or otherwise rip and tear one of the demons", Stratton said. (more...)
Samsung just told us the Galaxy S10 won’t have 5G support Samsung just told us the Galaxy S10 won’t have 5G support
- August 13, 2018

Industry watchers attributed the weak performance to lackluster sales of the Galaxy S9. The best part? Samsung hasn't raised the price for the base model compared to the Galaxy Note 8, making it an excellent deal for everything the phone offers. (more...)
Intel 9th Gen Processors Said To Launch On October 1st Intel 9th Gen Processors Said To Launch On October 1st
- August 13, 2018

These three unlocked processors, however, are slated to be launched on October 1. Not only will this be the first mainstream desktop Core i9, but it also comes with 8 cores and 16 threads. This would be an incredible feat, with Intel making sure the 9900K is the best 8C/16T processor on the market. It would clock in at 3.6 Ghz and could be boosted up to 4.6 Ghz with all cores running or 4.9 Ghz. (more...)
Guide: Fortnite Snobby Shores Treasure Map Location Guide: Fortnite Snobby Shores Treasure Map Location
- August 13, 2018

It typically spawns on fences and exterior walls, but where it spawns in Snobby Shores is apparently random. Finding the treasure map is just one of seven challenges to complete this week, which also include searching chests in Junk Junction and hitting golf balls. (more...)
Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite
- August 13, 2018

Samsung's Fortnite exclusive period has passed which means the game can be installed on supported devices. The registration requires you to create an Epic Games account or sign in with your existing account if you have played the game previously on a console or iOS device. (more...)
QuakeCon 2018: Constant Fallout 76 player-killers earn 'wanted murderer' bounty status QuakeCon 2018: Constant Fallout 76 player-killers earn 'wanted murderer' bounty status
- August 13, 2018

And presumably if the aggressor is of a high level, that small damage could be enough to kill any low level player quickly, thereby hurting their experience. If you're killed, you can seek revenge and get a double reward for taking the rival down. The packs might give you perks that are above your current level, which will let you plan ahead. (more...)
COD: Black Ops 4's new mode Heist playable in the beta COD: Black Ops 4's new mode Heist playable in the beta
- August 13, 2018

PS4 and Xbox One users will have access to the Black Ops 4 beta from today, Aug. 10, to Monday, Aug. 13. On consoles, you'll need a pre-order to play. Instead, players start with a pistol and some in-game cash. In Heist, two teams of five players must locate a bag of cash and successfully deliver it to an extraction point. (more...)
Leaked Palm Phone Has a Crazy Small 3.3-inch Screen Leaked Palm Phone Has a Crazy Small 3.3-inch Screen
- August 12, 2018

The smartphone is expected to have a 3.3-inch display with HD resolution, which may seem odd to many as phones generally have displays measuring 5 inches and above. Moreover, the smartphone will come with 800 mAh battery that's exceptionally small by today's standards. In 2018, a phone with Palm branding might be released running Android. (more...)
Pokemon: Let's Go Trailer Shows Off Mega Evolutions And Team Rocket Pokemon: Let's Go Trailer Shows Off Mega Evolutions And Team Rocket
- August 12, 2018

Pokemon fans will know that in the Pokemon universe, there is actually such a thing called the Mega Evolutions. Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise are the first three Pokémon available for mega evolution in the game. Whereas, it was previously only possible for a trainer to evolve their Pokemon once in any battle. The trailer begins with a tour of Vermilion City, the home of the Electric-type Gym Leader, Lt. (more...)
Torchlight Frontiers Bringing Back ARPG Series Torchlight Frontiers Bringing Back ARPG Series
- August 12, 2018

The title will be created by newly formed Echtra, a two-year-old studio comprised of a number of developers from Runic Games, including Max Schaefer . The franchise was originally developed by Runic Games, which closed in 2017. Details about the game are scarce at the moment, but it will continue to exist in the same universe as its predecessors. (more...)
Discord is opening up its own storefront Discord is opening up its own storefront
- August 12, 2018

Unlike Steam's new most anything goes policy , the store will be curated by Discord . Discord Store is now in beta and is being tested thoroughly. If all this wasn't enough, Discord now has 150m users. Finally, Discord will be adding a universal library tab to the Discord client which allows users to scan their computers for games and then launch them through the Discord interface. (more...)
Monster Hunter World is One of Steam's Biggest New Releases in 2018 Monster Hunter World is One of Steam's Biggest New Releases in 2018
- August 12, 2018

Monster Hunter: World released earlier this year on Xbox One and PS4 but the PC version's release was pushed until today. Right now it's the number four title on Valve's client by current player numbers, and it's already cracked the top ten of Steam's biggest concurrent player counts - ever. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy users get early access to Fortnite on Android Samsung Galaxy users get early access to Fortnite on Android
- August 11, 2018

With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9. The entry-level edition comes with 128GB but if that isn't enough, there's a 512GB contender too. The camera in the Note 9 will use artificial intelligence to detect what's in a scene - whether that's food, flowers or a sunset - to automatically tweak images to make them pop. (more...)
Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung
- August 11, 2018

The reason the company behind Fortnite has chose to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money . Apple doesn't allow app downloads from anywhere but the official App Store on its mobile devices. Fortnite for Android beta is now available, but not on the Play Store . This is likely to deter developers from creating apps with the word " Fortnite " in the title to take advantage of the confusion over the release. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online service coming in the second half of September Nintendo Switch Online service coming in the second half of September
- August 11, 2018

In a press statement sent to Nintendo World Report among other outlets earlier tonight, the service was revealed to be launching in the second half of September (16th - 30th). This means you have just over a month to play your online games for free. More details, including the exact launch date, will be announced closer to launch. (more...)
Doom Eternal will have singleplayer DLC
- August 11, 2018

The gore and gamescape of DOOM Eternal remains in the style of DOOM 2016, but far more ridiculous in every way. Oh yes, I said "players": multiple people can band together to form Slayer Hunting Parties, which should make for some deliciously desperate battles. (more...)
Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset is finally on sale Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset is finally on sale
- August 10, 2018

To kickstart the quest for developers, Magic Leap has offered a bunch of preview experiences that are developed either by the in-house team or through some early-access partners. Tónandi is a collaboration between Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Rós and Magic Leap Studios to create an audio-visual experience that inserts pulsing manifestations into the user's vision. (more...)
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts "several days" on one charge
- August 10, 2018

It'll ship with Samsung's in-house 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU (or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 in the US), paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on whether you pick up the 128GB or 512GB model. Samsung launched the Note 9 at 11 a.m.in NY on Thursday, or Friday midnight in Seoul. An upcoming public SDK will allow developers to program custom functions into their apps specifically for use with the S Pen. (more...)
Samsung announces multi-billion dollar investment in AI, 5G, and more Samsung announces multi-billion dollar investment in AI, 5G, and more
- August 10, 2018

Samsung will boost its investment into tech businesses by $160bn (£123.6bn) over the next three years, in an effort to prop up South Korea's place in industry while advancing its profit. "The latest investment reflects the company's belief that it may fall behind the competition if it takes its current position as a global leader for granted and is lax is making investments now", an official from Samsung said. (more...)
WhatsApp Messages Can Be Manipulated By Hackers - Cybersecurity Firm WhatsApp Messages Can Be Manipulated By Hackers - Cybersecurity Firm
- August 10, 2018

Other measures aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation will be rolled out in phases. The company sources disclosed that the latest update is now available to 200 million users in India. However, it has been noted that the forwarded message can be copied and shared again to multiple chats. It also strips the chat of the forwarded label . (more...)
Facebook Messenger Gets Two New Augmented Reality Based Games Facebook Messenger Gets Two New Augmented Reality Based Games
- August 10, 2018

Facebook has reportedly approached several of the biggest US banks, asking them to share their customers' financial data with the social-media giant. It seems like Facebook are striving to go back to their roots as a social platform with the capacity to bring people together. (more...)
First details and release date for the New Game Plus mode First details and release date for the New Game Plus mode
- August 10, 2018

New Game+ unlocks after you finish the regular game once, as you might expect. Kratos and Atreus' abilities, enchantments, pieces of equipment, resources, and talismans from your previous run will remain with you. Sony Santa Monica says that enemies will be higher level, and that some enemies will approach combat with new strategies and abilities. Make sure to play around with the new armors and enchantments, as well, to explore the new customization options. (more...)
Blizzard has 'multiple Diablo projects in the works' Blizzard has 'multiple Diablo projects in the works'
- August 09, 2018

Camel admits that some are going to take longer than others, but that there might be some news to share "later this year". According to Camel, we might get a glimpse at what Blizzard's working on later this year... Is it time for Diablo IV? With multiple projects in the works and the Nintendo Switch riding high on its own success, could this mean we are finally getting a Hell-filled port to the hybrid console? Again, no guarantee - but you and I are both secretly hoping for it, and ... (more...)