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New Walking Dead VR game lets you live the TV show New Walking Dead VR game lets you live the TV show
- July 20, 2018

Saints & Sinners is set in New Orleans, a place not yet explored in the universe's mythos. Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is now working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead . The Walking Dead franchise is growing once again with the previously announced VR title finally getting some key details revealed. Furthermore, Skybound will air a livestream on July 19 at 12 p.m. (more...)
Leak confirms next Samsung smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch Leak confirms next Samsung smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch
- July 20, 2018

Even the company's Q2 earnings guidance is hinting at a slowdown in the Galaxy S9 sales. The Galaxy Note and S lines were once distinguished by size and the pen, but with the S Plus approaching and even exceeding the Note in size, it raises questions as to whether Samsung should even be having two similarly sized and specced phones . (more...)
Mobile Offers 512MB Of LTE With $5 International Data Pass Mobile Offers 512MB Of LTE With $5 International Data Pass
- July 20, 2018

The Uncarrier tallied a Speed Score of 27.86, ahead of Verizon's second-place score of 26.02. "However, Verizon won in almost half of the country's largest cities". It's interesting to note that Ookla's fastest tested speeds were in Minnesota, which had a mean download speed of 36.80Mbps. Customers can activate the option on the T-Mobile app or customer service line. (more...)
Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows
- July 20, 2018

She knew that sea levels have been rising steadily for the past hundred years as Earth's climate has warmed, and that's already affecting many coastal areas . For a more dystopian prediction, Barford points to the communications outages that followed Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy . While fiber optic cables are water-resistant, they are not waterproof like marine cables. (more...)
Fortnite servers down: Fans ruffled, confused by extended maintenance downtime Fortnite servers down: Fans ruffled, confused by extended maintenance downtime
- July 20, 2018

Fortnite is the number one streamed game in the world by far, which has led Epic Games to start their own eSports league. Now we know, more specifically, that the issue is related to how many matches the Playground mode made versus the Battle Royale mode. (more...)
Leaked Document Exposes New MacBook Keyboard Fix Leaked Document Exposes New MacBook Keyboard Fix
- July 20, 2018

Apple is facing criticism for over its new MacBook Pro after a YouTuber claimed the laptop was being slowed down intentionally. It also states that "the procedure for the space bar replacement has also changed from the previous model", which reminds me of how I've seen colleagues frantically trying to click their space bar into working again. (more...)
'Hotel Transylvania 3…' becomes number one in US 'Hotel Transylvania 3…' becomes number one in US
- July 19, 2018

Featuring the voice talents of Adam Sandler as Dracula and Selena Gomez as Mavis, the successful series has grossed over $900 million worldwide to date. Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 is now the ninth-highest domestic release of all time with US$535.8 million. The animated family film has amassed US$856.9 million worldwide, including US$321 million from overseas markets. (more...)
Google's record $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday Google's record $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday
- July 19, 2018

European Union regulators say Google has tilted the field in its favour by forcing phone makers to pre-install Google Search together with its Play Store and Chrome browser . They also sign agreements not to sell devices on rival Android systems and also pay smartphone manufacturers to only pre-install Google Search on devices. (more...)
Huawei Nova 3i price, specifications, features, comparison Huawei Nova 3i price, specifications, features, comparison
- July 19, 2018

Apart from the processor the two phones Nova 3 and Nova 3i seem to have similar specs and that includes a 24 megapixel and 16 megapixel dual rear cameras and 24 megapixel and 2 megapixel dual front cameras. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD. However, the standout feature is the dual 24-megapixel and 2-megapixel front cameras, which come AI powered to recognise scenes and are created to give you selfie shots with a blurred background effect and HDR. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh
- July 19, 2018

At 6.94 x 3.44 x 0.31 in (176.15 x 87.4 x 7.99 mm) and 7.80 oz (221 g), the Mi Max 3 is certain to be your best friend in the dark alleys after a long night out, too, and we aren't talking about the low-light camera modes. The Mi Max 3 will be available in three color options - Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue - and two variants: a base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that retails for the equivalent of ¥1,699 ($250), and a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for ... (more...)
Netflix's Fast.com now measures latency & upload speeds Netflix's Fast.com now measures latency & upload speeds
- July 19, 2018

This is clutch, simply because the service only ever detailed download speeds before this change. Netflix launched a new, free, and fast way for people to check their internet speeds a couple of years ago. While upload speed does not necessarily mean much for streaming on Netflix , it is a vital data for those who run speed test. Latency data is divided into two separate sets: unloaded , and loaded . (more...)
Missed Google's blob-emoji? They're back Missed Google's blob-emoji? They're back
- July 19, 2018

World Emoji has just passed by on the 17 of July, 2018, and Google has come out with a welcome surprise for us. Technically, blobmoji were still available inside of Allo , Google's now-fading messaging service that debuted in 2016. The blob stickers are already showing up for me in Gboard , but they're still MIA in Android Messages. It won't replace the standard emoji . To grab the sticker pack on Android Message, go to a conversation within the app and then tap the + icon, tap on ... (more...)
H1 2018 Mobile Game Spending Hits Estimated $26.6B H1 2018 Mobile Game Spending Hits Estimated $26.6B
- July 19, 2018

The App Store leads the race when it comes to app revenues as consumer spending on Apple's platform is claimed to have grown 34.7 percent to $38.5 billion (roughly Rs. This year's trend suggests that spending on apps will continue to increase. Thankfully, plenty of new arrivals are reaching the top games lists in both paid and free categories for the first time, indicating that there is still scope for new apps to grow. (more...)
First House Republican Supports Effort to Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules First House Republican Supports Effort to Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules
- July 19, 2018

Coffman is signing a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution; the resolution would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its net neutrality rules. The bill also requires ISPs to publicly disclose management practices, prohibits ISPs from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts, and ensures that both broadband equipment and services are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. (more...)
Pichai responds to European Union fine, hints Google might start charging for Android Pichai responds to European Union fine, hints Google might start charging for Android
- July 19, 2018

As a result, Google has been given 90 days to stop what the European Union said were "illegal practices" on contracts with handset manufacturers that push Google services in front of users. Google also reportedly forces smartphone makers to integrate its own apps to their phones, should they wish to offer the Google Play Store on them. (more...)
‘David Bowie Is’ museum show being turned into VR experience ‘David Bowie Is’ museum show being turned into VR experience
- July 19, 2018

The globetrotting, blockbuster exhibition "David Bowie Is" is being reimagined as a digital experience for mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality platforms, taking viewers through an exhibit of Bowie's work and artifacts from his life. (more...)
Cuba Starts Providing Internet on Mobile Phones Cuba Starts Providing Internet on Mobile Phones
- July 19, 2018

He further adds that the facility has further added to his convenience as now he can update the live status of the news. As per the ETECSA, the Cuban telecoms monopoly, certain consumers, including embassies and companies have also purchased mobile data plans since December, although it has not yet publicized the move. (more...)
IBM seeks US$167m from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents IBM seeks US$167m from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents
- July 19, 2018

An example of this would be signing into Groupon with a Facebook or Google ID. Addressing the jury IBM lawyer John Desmarais said: "Most big companies have taken licenses to these patents". A separate patent describes how to show applications and ads while reducing strain on servers. Out of these four patents, two were issued for Prodigy, an online service that offered access to a broad range of networked services, developed by IBM and many others. (more...)
BMW G310R Launched in India at Rs 2.99 lakh BMW G310R Launched in India at Rs 2.99 lakh
- July 19, 2018

The much-awaited BMW G 310R and the G 310GS motorcycles have been launched in India. For existing customers, who had bought their BMW Motorrad motorcycles between April 1, 2017 and July 17, 2018, the company is offering the same extended warranty, but for a price. (more...)
Future Windows Mixed Reality headsets will only need one USB-C cable Future Windows Mixed Reality headsets will only need one USB-C cable
- July 19, 2018

The new headset spec combines four lanes of HBR3 ("high bitrate 3") DisplayPort video (for a total of 32.4 gigabits per second of video data), along with a USB 3.1 generation 2 (10 gigabit per second) data channel for sensors and on-headset cameras, along with 27W of electrical power. (more...)
‘All-new Xbox hardware’ promised for Gamescom (it’s probably a gamepad) ‘All-new Xbox hardware’ promised for Gamescom (it’s probably a gamepad)
- July 19, 2018

You can tune in to the Inside Xbox stream from Gamescom in Cologne on August 21st at 7:30 AM PT / 10:30 AM ET on Mixer , Twitch , YouTube or on Xbox.com , where Microsoft will be streaming the show live. In the U.S., the Xbox One S 1TB Starter bundle including 3 months of Xbox game Pass, 3 months of Xbox live Gold and a free copy of the Rare Replay anthology was just $229.99. (more...)
Acura MDX receives mild tweaks as A-Spec variant debuts Acura MDX receives mild tweaks as A-Spec variant debuts
- July 19, 2018

The model boasts an A-Spec appearance package , an enhanced nine-speed automatic, and new interior and exterior color options among other features. Pricing for the 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid will be announced next month. The interior features sport-bolstered seats in black or red leather with high-contrast stitching and black Alcantara suede inserts. Past year the adaptive dampers were only available on hybrid models. (more...)
Xaviant closing down The Culling 2, reviving The Culling 1 Xaviant closing down The Culling 2, reviving The Culling 1
- July 19, 2018

Basically, after this horrendous launch, Xaviant made a decision to focus on what people liked about The Culling . It quickly gained some popularity on Steam, but lost its players base to bigger PC battle royale titles like "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds". (more...)
Audi TT gets a light refresh with new standard tech, tweaked looks Audi TT gets a light refresh with new standard tech, tweaked looks
- July 19, 2018

Changes under the bodywork will see the diesel and petrol engines with the lowest power ratings dropped from the lineup as the 2.0 TFSI becomes the only engine in the range. There will also be a high-performance TT RS that's set to keep faith with the current turbocharged five-cylinder engine, but the updated version of the top TT model isn't due to arrive until 2019, and it's not clear if WLTP will have an adverse effect on the 394 bhp the 2.5-liter unit produces at present. (more...)
Corning announces Gorilla Glass 6 to be stronger than ever Corning announces Gorilla Glass 6 to be stronger than ever
- July 19, 2018

The company claims that it is their toughest glass till date. "This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage". Corning claims to have developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. (more...)
Next Nissan GT-R will be world's fastest super sports vehicle Next Nissan GT-R will be world's fastest super sports vehicle
- July 18, 2018

Nissan revealed a special model, the GT-R50, designed by Italian coachbuilders and design house, Italdesign, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed , which features unique bodywork, a re-worked interior and an upgraded engine that now produces 530kW of power. (more...)
Microsoft Edge for Android update to add web page translation Microsoft Edge for Android update to add web page translation
- July 18, 2018

Windows Timeline is part of Project Rome - Microsoft's vision of turning the cloud into a device agnostic OS. But, right now, not much information is available about the launch strategy of Microsoft regarding the Android-powered devices. (more...)
Prime Day drives record traffic to Amazon's Australian site Prime Day drives record traffic to Amazon's Australian site
- July 18, 2018

It does not have access to Amazon's internal sales numbers. " Prime Day sales in the U.S. so far are bigger than ever", an Amazon representative confirmed in an email, adding that customers have purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot and others. (more...)
Uber driver who allegedly booted Republicans: 'Welcome to the resistance' Uber driver who allegedly booted Republicans: 'Welcome to the resistance'
- July 18, 2018

Drivers will receive a message so they know to look for, say, a yellow screen rather than a pink or green one. "And as we're exiting the vehicle he said, 'Welcome to the resistance!'" Stranded at the gas station, Godbey and his companions hailed a new Uber which got them to their destination. (more...)
Mobile beefs up its unlimited data plans with 70 more countries covered
- July 18, 2018

The new T-Mobile International Data Pass will be available starting on August 1st (check out the image at the top of this article), and the new countries get added to Simple Global on July 22nd. The carrier is also announcing that it is updating the number of countries and destinations that customers can roam to with unlimited 2G data and texting from 140 to 210. (more...)