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Fallout 76's Microtransactions Can Only Be Used to Buy Cosmetic Items Fallout 76's Microtransactions Can Only Be Used to Buy Cosmetic Items
- October 10, 2018

Here is Hines' explanation about the currency. But if you don't really have the time to do that though then you can just buy Atom bundles and be on your merry way to getting a new look. We can see Vault 76, the vault players will emerge from, on the upper left side of the map. You'll be persistent too, as Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines has confirmed that once you assign your SPECIAL points, you can't respect them. (more...)
A New Version of The Legend of Zelda Just Launched on Switch A New Version of The Legend of Zelda Just Launched on Switch
- October 10, 2018

Yes, as promised, Solomon's Key , NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball have all arrived, bumping the standard roster of NES games up to 23 in total, but this new Zelda option takes that total up another notch. There's also a "more difficult" Second Quest awaiting you if you complete it. So there you go, the first enhanced NES game, while not going to be for everyone, it does raise the question, what would you like to see added/enhanced in other NES titles? The Legend of ... (more...)
Everything You Want To Know About The Google Pixel 3 Event Announcements Everything You Want To Know About The Google Pixel 3 Event Announcements
- October 10, 2018

Coupled with Google Assistant, the Pixel Stand changes the way the Pixel 3 will interact with the user. The Google Store offers free shipping on all Pixel 3 pre-orders. Google's $149 Home Hub , a voice-controlled cloud-connected personal assistant, is unlike Facebook's Portal as it doesn't include a camera, let alone one that tracks you around the bedroom. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 to launch on November 2nd in France, retailer claims Google Pixel 3 to launch on November 2nd in France, retailer claims
- October 10, 2018

Each phone will come with a set of front-facing and rear-facing cameras powered by what Google is calling its new Pixel Visual Core Chip, unlocking a suite of AI capabilities such as two new shooting modes, computer vision that helps select the best shot taken from an entire batch, and automatic low-light adjustments. (more...)
Microsoft's xCloud Streams Xbox Games To Mobile, PC & Console Microsoft's xCloud Streams Xbox Games To Mobile, PC & Console
- October 10, 2018

In a blog post, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Gaming Cloud, Kareem Choudry, said cloud game-streaming is a "multi-faceted, complex challenge". While this might be a title most play through consoles or on PC, the most recent update for the game saw 60% surge in data traffic over normal peak traffic levels on Verizon's broadband network, as well as a 5-8% jump on mobile. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 initial review
- October 10, 2018

Taking design inspiration from numerous other handset manufacturers, the new Pixels move away from previous models and have a glass construction. The Top Shot, Super Res Zoom and Night Sight features seem particularly impressive. In real time, the Pixel will transcribe the caller's response for you to see and choose what to do. And it is pushing its cable-cutting YouTubeTV service, which costs $40 a month but which you now get for free for six months when you buy a Hub (a value that is ... (more...)
Apple `Watch Series 4` crashing, rebooting owing to bug Apple `Watch Series 4` crashing, rebooting owing to bug
- October 10, 2018

It was just last week that the iPhone XS and XS Max users were reporting charging issues with the newest Apple flagship phones and now a new issue is arising for the company, this time concerning the Apple Watch Series 4 . If not, the problem should go away by itself tomorrow. Affected users can also look to remove the activity complication from the Watch via the companion app . (more...)
PlayStation announce when you'll be able to change your PSN ID PlayStation announce when you'll be able to change your PSN ID
- October 10, 2018

Initially, it is only going to be available to Sony's "Playstation Preview Program", but the feature is planned to be rolled out for everyone in the new year. To make the change from xxxSniperJoe420xxx to "MyWifeIsMyLife2012" you'll merely need to head to the settings menu or profile section of the PS4. However, some PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games will not be compatible, which could cause problems. (more...)
Stardew Valley is coming to mobile this month, first on iOS
- October 10, 2018

The mobile port is being developed by The Secret Police, rather than the teams now working on porting multiplayer into Stardew's console versions. Unfortunately, mod support and multiplayer content isn't available in the mobile version. It will feature no additional in-app purchasing and will be released on October 24 . (more...)
New Pixel phones are out today New Pixel phones are out today
- October 10, 2018

This type of navigation means you can perform certain Android actions without tapping specific buttons, but instead by performing certain gestures, like swiping across the display. The Google Home Hub is available in the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia from October 22, and rolls out to other countries in the next few months. (more...)
Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts
- October 10, 2018

An internal Google company review, called Project Strobe , discovered the bug allowing outside software developers to potentially gain access to personally identifiable information on users, including names, e-mail addresses, ages, occupations, and genders. (more...)
Google Unveils the Pixel 3 and 3XL with New AI Camera Features Google Unveils the Pixel 3 and 3XL with New AI Camera Features
- October 10, 2018

Not only do these phones run the purest Android, devoid of third-party modifications as Google steers both the hardware and software completely, but the design language of the new phone mimics the iPhone X series, with a larger display that wraps around the front-facing camera. (more...)
Amazon, Flipkart festive season sale: Top five deals on premium smartphones Amazon, Flipkart festive season sale: Top five deals on premium smartphones
- October 10, 2018

Along with this, Amazon will also be offering a 1-year free screen replacement for every smartphone sold during the sale. Amazon Great Indian Sale is offering unbelievable deals on the best of phones from top brands like Mi, Samsung , OnePlus , Apple iphone 6 on 30% off, Motorola G5 at 41% off and more. (more...)
Google's Pixel Slate Wants to Replace Your Laptop Google's Pixel Slate Wants to Replace Your Laptop
- October 10, 2018

Because the design team learned that many people leave their phones on their nightstand to charge, the Stand enables a new setting in the Pixel 3 that mimics sunrise alarm clocks, slowly turning the screen from deep red to a bright yellow to wake you up. (more...)
Here’s all the new hardware Google announced today Here’s all the new hardware Google announced today
- October 10, 2018

Like the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL before it, they're a refinement of the previous model with a little more horsepower and a few hardware upgrades here and there. The Pixel 3 will cost CAD$999 for the 64GB , and the 128GB will cost CAD$1,129. Camera improvements thanks to AI are found throughout the entire photography experience on the Pixel 3 . (more...)
Big 2018 iPad Pro details spilled in new leak Big 2018 iPad Pro details spilled in new leak
- October 10, 2018

Certainly, rumours of the new iPad Pro models are becoming more frequent, with the latest revealing several key features of two new devices. Moreover, the cellular model codes are as iPad8,3, iPad8,4 and iPad8,7 and iPad8,8. Finally, the iPad Pro will get a brand new Apple Pencil, which will connect to the tablet just like AirPods an HomePod do, by proximity. You will be able to output 4K HDR video to an external display, which will work through the USB-C port at the bottom. (more...)
Microsoft is buying Obsidian and the deal is ’90 percent done’ Microsoft is buying Obsidian and the deal is ’90 percent done’
- October 10, 2018

Both Obsidian and Microsoft are refusing to comment on the report, citing the usual "refusing to comment on speculation" line, but it is an interesting time given that the team is hard at work on a new RPG with Private Division as the publisher. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked benchmark scores hint at a powerhouse Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked benchmark scores hint at a powerhouse
- October 10, 2018

Unlike the in-display fingerprint sensor in the Pro model, the Huawei Mate 20 will bear the finger scanner right below the camera module at the back. It appears that this phone will come close to the ideal bezel free screen, only with a small notch for the camera. Huawei have somehow kept the existence of this phone a secret, but it's a secret no more. (more...)
Verizon is Charging a $30 Notch Fee on the Pixel 3 XL Verizon is Charging a $30 Notch Fee on the Pixel 3 XL
- October 10, 2018

Other new camera features include a Photobooth mode (AI that snaps photos when it detects facial expressions), selective color mode, a Playground mode for playful photos (with stickers and captions), and super smooth video (with Motion Auto Focus and front-facing video stabilization). (more...)
Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail
- October 10, 2018

In fact, the teaser Epic has published suggests as much, as the flavor text says that players will be able to "quickly fire" 4 rockets. Additionally, the cosmetic items look fantastic, so it's definitely a good deal. This is a complete list of items that will be included in the bundle. The collection releases on 16th November, and that same day players can purchase these new cosmetic items digitally through the store, but if you want to save some space on your console as a new player, and ... (more...)
Return to Pandora with Borderlands 2 VR Return to Pandora with Borderlands 2 VR
- October 10, 2018

For the first time in an official manner, Borderlands 2 will be playable in virtual reality starting later this year, with the new title coming exclusively to PlayStation VR . Also new to the table is the Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (BAMF Time) feature, allowing you to slow down time to better plan out your attacks. This seems to be the full game in VR, which seems an odd choice given that fast-paced first person shooters are usually hard to getting working comfortably. (more...)
New Xiaomi Mi Box Features Google Assistant, Android Oreo & Low Price
- October 10, 2018

The Xiaomi Mi Box S will go on sale in the US this month and will cost $60. On the other hand the Mi Box S doesn't have Amazon Prime Video, which is available on all of its competitors as well as the Nvidia Shield . Inside, the Mi Box S is nearly identical to the original Mi Box thanks to a core combination of 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, and an Amlogic S905X quad-core SoC. (more...)
New Chromecast Costs Same $35, Comes in Chalk and Charcoal New Chromecast Costs Same $35, Comes in Chalk and Charcoal
- October 10, 2018

It keeps the same dimensions but squeezes out a 15 per cent improvement in processing speed and now supports streaming 1080p at 60 frames per second, something that at times could be temperamental on the previous model. Google has gotten rid of the Chrome logo, replacing it with its own logo and introducing a gorgeous matte finish. Even if you manage to buy a new Chromecast right now, the chances are that it won't work until Google updates the Home app later this week. (more...)
#HimToo: Mum's counter-campaign attempt becomes mocking meme #HimToo: Mum's counter-campaign attempt becomes mocking meme
- October 10, 2018

On Saturday, a mom tweeting under the handle "BlueStarNavyMom3", sent out a tweet that seemed expertly crafted to embarrass her adult son. Pieter Hanson , a Florida-based veteran, became the face of the Twitter hashtag #HimToo - a movement challenging survivors of sexual assault speaking out against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination - without his knowledge on Monday. (more...)
Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports
- October 10, 2018

But those plans have been waylaid. They should have only deleted the folders if they were actually empty! But committing to such a schedule can be a hazardous proposition given the challenges involved in fully vetting each new update . And what if your files are missing? Alternatively, you can manually download these files from Microsoft Update Catalog . You can call Microsoft support at 1-800-MICROSOFT or by finding a local number in your area. (more...)
Google pulls out of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over AI concerns Google pulls out of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over AI concerns
- October 10, 2018

After details of Google's involvement with Project Maven came to light, thousands of Google employees signed a petition asking for Google to bow out of the project, and dozens more resigned in protest . For its part, Google told Bloomberg that it also supports the idea of splitting the JEDI contract between multiple providers, and that it would have submitted a bid on those terms. (more...)
Irish data regulator seeks information from Google on security bug Irish data regulator seeks information from Google on security bug
- October 09, 2018

The issue was discovered and patched in March as part of a review of how Google shares data with other applications, Google said in a blog post . That means instead of just allowing access to your account with one simple "Allow" button, you'll get to choose which permissions apps are allowed access to each particular service. (more...)
PlayStation 5 PlayStation 5 "Necessary" Now, Says Sony
- October 09, 2018

And although PS Now launched for devices other than PlayStation consoles, including Sony Bravia TVs, it killed support in 2017. Cloud gaming is still in its infancy at present, with Sony having its own service in the form of PlayStation Now. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB day one patch Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB day one patch
- October 09, 2018

While some people may have found acquired physical versions of the game ahead of its release date that's approaching this week, it doesn't appear as though they'll be able to do anything with those until the game launched. The final installation footprint will be approximately 55 GB. For an optimized download experience, players should have 112 GB of free hard drive space - note that this is not the size of the download, it is the amount of space required to complete the installation process. (more...)
Google Home Hub official: Release date, price, details
- October 09, 2018

It can control your smart home appliances with the new Home View interface, help you in the kitchen with recipes and how-tos, and play music from YouTube's vast catalog at will. For a company that built an empire on user data and connectivity, shipping a smart display without a camera is a surprising move, but a welcome one nonetheless. (more...)