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Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November update will add monsters, quests, and more Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November update will add monsters, quests, and more
- November 07, 2018

If it's quests you're after, The Lost Tales of Greece might be up your street. The first, The Show Must Go On, lets you be an actor in a play, whereas the second, Divine Intervention, has you completing divine trials. All this new stuff also means the level cap is being raised by 20. According to the team, the November update will raise the game's cap level from 50 to 70; a tweak that will definitely please a lot of players as they could easily hit the maximum cap level when doing lots of ... (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Upgrade the Satchel Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Upgrade the Satchel
- November 07, 2018

Rockstar has identified the problem, and is working on a fix. While the main story of Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linde Gang drives the game, there are many other compelling reasons to play Red Dead Redemption 2 . While Colm appears to take the messages in jest, some of them are pretty worrying, with one expressing how he's on their "list of n***** to shoot on sight". (more...)
Red Dead 2 Might Be Rockstar's Best Story Ever - Beyond Highlight Red Dead 2 Might Be Rockstar's Best Story Ever - Beyond Highlight
- November 07, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 had the biggest selling second week for a game this year as it held on to the top spot in the GFK Chart Track software chart. If you can't wait to complete 70% of the story then here is how to glitch into the RDR map. (more...)
Samsung called the release date of the new Galaxy Samsung called the release date of the new Galaxy
- November 07, 2018

Apart from this, users will also get all the goodness of Android Ore like picture-in-picture mode, notifications dot feature, Autofill API and more. But if you think Samsung might try to bring white phones back into the mainstream, well, this might be our first look at it. (more...)
Path Of Exile Announced For PS4, Here's The Trailer Path Of Exile Announced For PS4, Here's The Trailer
- November 07, 2018

Now, it is making the jump to PlayStation 4 . Path of Exile will launch for PS4 on December 7. Path of Exile is a free-to-play top-down RPG, in a similar vein to Diablo . Path Of Exile's options for spending real money have been limited to cosmetics and some stash sorting tools until now. The game allows you to mingle with other players in encampments, before going out into the procedurally-generated levels to slay creatures and earn rewards. (more...)
Nokia 9 renders show off the trypophobia-inducing penta-camera setup Nokia 9 renders show off the trypophobia-inducing penta-camera setup
- November 07, 2018

First and foremost, it's worth highlighting the Nokia 9 PureView will most likely snub the infuriating notch trend. The Nokia 9 comes with seven rings on the rear which point to five camera lenses, the sixth being a dual-tone LED flash and the last a dual-sensor which in all likelihood be used for proximity detection. (more...)
Learn how to play Ingress Prime with these fun tutorials Learn how to play Ingress Prime with these fun tutorials
- November 07, 2018

Even if you're familiar with Pokémon Go , there are still a few things unique to Ingress Prime that you'll want to know about, and that's exactly why Niantic has dropped a boatload of helpful training videos to get you up to speed. Niantic has reiterated time and time again, it's able to apply its learnings from one game to another. In other words, Prime pushes the reset button on the game's story and gives players a clean slate. (more...)
OnePlus 6T pricing and release date leak ahead of today’s big event OnePlus 6T pricing and release date leak ahead of today’s big event
- November 07, 2018

The bottom bezel appears to be smaller as well, but this time around OnePlus made a decision to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. Another notable upgrade included with the OnePlus 6T is its battery . OnePlus claims that the in-display fingerprint technology is the fastest in the world, taking just 0.34 seconds to unlock and supported by sophisticated self-learning algorithms. (more...)
Google working on update to fix Pixel 3 memory management issues Google working on update to fix Pixel 3 memory management issues
- November 06, 2018

Google Camera's new Night Sight mode has been impressing nearly everyone lately. The app appears to fake pressure sensitivity by measuring how much surface area your finger covers. Such a behavior is often attributed to Android phones running out of free RAM to use. In an email sent to Google news blog 9to5Google , a Google spokesperson confirmed that the company is aware of the issue and is working to fix it. (more...)
Chrome 71 is Going Further to Block More Bad Ad Experiences Chrome 71 is Going Further to Block More Bad Ad Experiences
- November 06, 2018

Launching in December 2018, Chrome 71 will block all ads on websites which have abusive adverts that are misleading or harmful. Misleading Site Behavior - Page features such as scroll bars, play buttons, "next" arrows, close buttons, or navigation links that lead to an ad or landing page when clicked. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 6 prototypes reveal a weird-positioned waterdrop notch Asus Zenfone 6 prototypes reveal a weird-positioned waterdrop notch
- November 06, 2018

The frame seems to be made out of stainless steel, which could be the first for an ASUS smartphone. Speaking of which, the phone will feature two vertically-aligned cameras on the back if this leak is to be believed. A larger display, and a larger battery are also expected, but considering that the phone's specs did not leak out just yet, we don't have any specific details when it comes to that, we're only guessing here. (more...)
Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement From BlizzCon Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement From BlizzCon
- November 06, 2018

Instead, the announcement would simply feature Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham telling the crowd about the game in a video which would play at the end of the keynote. While another called it an "absolute slap in the face of all the fans who stuck with blizzard through the mess that was diablo 3, hoping that we'd finally get a good diablo game ". (more...)
US Supreme Court ends fight over net neutrality rules US Supreme Court ends fight over net neutrality rules
- November 06, 2018

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the FCC's regulations protecting net neutrality in United States Telecom Association v. But today the Supreme Court refused to do so. They give internet service providers greater power to regulate the content that customers access, are now the subject of a separate legal fight after being challenged by numerous groups that backed net neutrality. (more...)
Samsung's foldable smartphone specs leak, will be showcased at developer conference Samsung's foldable smartphone specs leak, will be showcased at developer conference
- November 05, 2018

Now that a preview has been confirmed, it's time to get the hype machine rolling, and Samsung did just that today by releasing a new teaser for its foldable phone . Further, it could cost a fortune as rumours have it that it may be priced at almost $1,500 which roughly translates to over Rs 1 lakh. Aside from the specific company improvements like a GIF tab in the Keyboard or 2x speed option in the video player, Android Oreo brings picture-in-picture mode for all devices. (more...)
Slipping sales bite into Apple's $1tn pricetag Slipping sales bite into Apple's $1tn pricetag
- November 05, 2018

Apple's disclosure that it will stop reporting unit sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs extended the decline to as much as 7.7 percent. So far so not so serious. Apple reported a quarterly revenue of $62.9 billion on Thursday night. The company said it expects first-quarter revenue of $89 billion to $93 billion, slightly below Wall Street's expectations for the quarter. (more...)
Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Ends With Cube Explosion Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Ends With Cube Explosion
- November 05, 2018

The update is set to go live on Tuesday, November 6, at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT and will require downtime, meaning that the in-game matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch. While " Fortnite " is still incredibly popular, the hype surrounding the game has died down quite a bit over the last six months or so, meaning the league may be a bit behind in joining forces with Epic. (more...)
OnePlus pulls another first with 6T's new gradient colour OnePlus pulls another first with 6T's new gradient colour
- November 05, 2018

So far though, Thunder Purple was reportedly being listed on the OnePlus India official page. Pretty basic. But marking yet another first for the company, OnePlus has unveiled a new colour option for all the 6T buyers out there in all-new gradient finish. (more...)
Apple reportedly cancels iPhone XR production boost Apple reportedly cancels iPhone XR production boost
- November 05, 2018

The report, in Nikkei , states that demand for the iPhone XR has been "disappointing". These phones are about 20 percent less expensive than the iPhone XR. According to the report, demand is still strong for those models and Apple not expects to produce 25 million iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units during the fourth quarter. (more...)
Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries
- November 05, 2018

The team is now working towards preparing Rainbow Six Siege for expansion into Asian territories and as such, there will be some adjustments made to its maps and icons to ensure compliance. Changes to some of the icons in the game, pictured below, are likely to be the most noticeable. " We have a commitment to ensure that the Rainbow Six Siege experience remains true to its roots ", says Ubisoft. (more...)
Latest iPad Pro rivals the 2018 MacBook Pro in Geekbench Latest iPad Pro rivals the 2018 MacBook Pro in Geekbench
- November 05, 2018

It's not cheap but new Geekbench scores show that the A12X chip powered iPad Pro has multi-core performance comparable to the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with Intel's six-core Core i7 chips. The new iPad Pro includes Face ID, and does away with Apple's Lightning port in favor of USB-C , allowing it to connect to a 5K display or use its larger battery as a power bank for an iPhone . (more...)
Increasing technological advancement to Mobile Augmented Reality Market Analysis and Forecast 2023 Increasing technological advancement to Mobile Augmented Reality Market Analysis and Forecast 2023
- November 05, 2018

Augmented Reality industry stocks of sections (players, type, application , and regions ) are all well prepared to offer an opportunistic roadmap to the global sector. It also highlights the avenues at the global level in the Virtual Reality (VR) market . The key trends affecting the demand are meticulously discussed for the better understanding of the Virtual Reality market . (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now has microtransactions Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now has microtransactions
- November 05, 2018

Available only on PS4 for a week, COD Points allow players to advance through the Black Market tiers, or buy Nebulium Plasma for use in Zombies . Details about the microtransactions in Call of Duty: Black Ops IV have been revealed and they show a game that has learned little from the debacle of other titles like Star Wars: Battlefront II, as it is riddled with payment models and overcomplicated bespoke currencies, all created to milk addictive gamers for their money. (more...)
New BMW 8 Series Convertible leaked ahead of official launch New BMW 8 Series Convertible leaked ahead of official launch
- November 04, 2018

BMW says that's enough to launch from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds on your way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. That is enough to propel the 2-ton convertible from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds. (more...)
IPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession IPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession
- November 04, 2018

Shipments rose by 0.5 per cent to 46.9 million units but revenue rose by 29 per cent thanks to the price tag of the recently-launched iPhone XS and XS Max. Apple's newest iPhones helped push third quarter shipments to 46.9 million units, up 0.5% from the 46.7 million units previous year. Other Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi , Oppo and Vivo , are growing their markets share in India and Indonesia. (more...)
Researchers find link between cell phones and cancer Researchers find link between cell phones and cancer
- November 04, 2018

Are you concerned your mobile phone could give you cancer? " NTP considers either category a positive finding of cancer". The National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns Thursday about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter. (more...)
Up, Up & Away in a Beautiful Balloon in Fortnite's Latest Update Up, Up & Away in a Beautiful Balloon in Fortnite's Latest Update
- November 03, 2018

Video games are weird, man. In addition to the dropping of balloons into the game, a few weapons were put away in the vault, including the semi-automatic sniper, guided missle, and dual pistols. Much in the same way as the Jetpack, fall damage is very much a thing so beware of that. "We've finished our first week of Glider Re-deploy being available in all modes", Epic says. (more...)
Blizzard announces Diablo Immortal, coming to Android Blizzard announces Diablo Immortal, coming to Android
- November 03, 2018

Blizzard hasn't abandoned the core Diablo franchise just because it created a mobile game . These six classes were the only ones that were shown off at BlizzCon . "No", he replied, "it's a fully fledged Diablo experience on mobile, which everybody will get to play, and hopefully, which will bring new heroes to Sanctuary as well as welcoming our community back into it and something we're very excited about". (more...)
Hackers selling stolen private Facebook messages for 10 cents per account Hackers selling stolen private Facebook messages for 10 cents per account
- November 03, 2018

It doesn't appear that Facebook accounts were directly compromised. The other key difference between the two hacks are the targets: the personal information that was stolen seemed primarily to focus on American accounts while the more recent browser hack targeted users living in Ukraine and Russian Federation. (more...)
Absolute Classic Warcraft III Is Getting Remade
- November 03, 2018

We thought it was important for this important story beat, for both the overall story as well as for Arthas, as he starts down his fall as a paladin and down the path of becoming a Lich King, that we bring parity to what people are familiar with, where Warcraft is today, World of Warcraft specifically. (more...)
Mario Segale - the namesake for everybody's favorite plumber - passes away at 84 Mario Segale - the namesake for everybody's favorite plumber - passes away at 84
- November 03, 2018

So, as a way to pacify the landlord, Nintendo promised to name a character after him. Mr Segale was a successful Italian-American property developer from the U.S. in 1985. It became a major construction contractor in the Northwest. He ran several construction and real estate companies, and was a multi-faceted businessman. (more...)