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Google will charge phone makers to use Android apps in Europe Google will charge phone makers to use Android apps in Europe
- October 16, 2018

The new rules will unfortunately be new fees for building Google-ified Android devices. One bundle will include the Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube. Since they will stop bundling these apps with Android, the company will start charging a licensing fee to make up for it. Since the pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome together with our other apps helped us fund the development and free distribution of Android, we will introduce a new paid licensing agreement for ... (more...)
'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is getting a tournament mode 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is getting a tournament mode
- October 16, 2018

The Fortnite World Cup was first announced back in June of 2018, but there hasn't been much news about it since, with Epic Games' attention firmly on the Summer and Fall Skirmishes. Epic Games said: "We're working toward establishing an exciting and varied schedule of tournaments for players of all talent levels, featuring new scoring formats and support for additional modes". (more...)
Is there a Huawei Mate 20 with a stylus coming? Is there a Huawei Mate 20 with a stylus coming?
- October 16, 2018

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro launches tomorrow, October 16, in London. The Huawei Mate 20 series will be unveiled this week in London! As announced earlier the company will launch its Mate 20 series of smartphones which include Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X . (more...)
Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly
- October 16, 2018

Starting under the hood, the GTS has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 453 hp (338 kW / 460 PS) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque - 19 hp (15 kW / 20 PS) and 73 lb-ft (100 Nm) more than its predecessor . Behind the wheel, there's a heated steering wheel with paddles, Alcantara trim, and plenty of anodised aluminium. Porsche on Monday unveiled the new GTS version of its second-generation Panamera . (more...)
The new Apple Watch is FDA-approved to test your heart The new Apple Watch is FDA-approved to test your heart
- October 16, 2018

But for this, telecom companies will also have to provide eSIM support. Apple Inc is expected to blast further past the $1,000 price barrier when it launches new iPhones on September 12 , but Wall Street is most intrigued by how deep into its larger-than-ever lineup prices hikes may go. (more...)
This Diablo III Limited Edition Switch Console Hits Stores Next Month This Diablo III Limited Edition Switch Console Hits Stores Next Month
- October 15, 2018

Nintendo has revealed a brand new Diablo III-themed limited edition Switch console set to be available later this year. Etched into the system are silhouettes of the Lord of Terror and Tyrael staring each other down. In addition, the Nintendo Switch version will include exclusive in-game items from The Legend of Zelda series, including Ganondorf Transmog Armor, a companion Cucco pet, and a Golden Triforce Portrait Frame. (more...)
Google's Pixel Camera Will Support External Microphones Starting This Week Google's Pixel Camera Will Support External Microphones Starting This Week
- October 15, 2018

This wasn't something that was originally announced with the Google Pixel 3 , but is now coming thanks to a software upgrade. Some third-party Android camera apps like "Open Camera" have already allowed external microphones to record audio while creators and users recorded video using a Pixel device. (more...)
Palm Phone hands-on: an Android phone for your phone Palm Phone hands-on: an Android phone for your phone
- October 15, 2018

Again, the phone would not even be worth mentioning if it weren't for that Palm branding. Priced at Dollars 349 (about RM 1450), the new Palm which is manufactured by TCL will be released in the United States this coming November. Almost every smartphone out there has an "all-screen" design, which means the display occupies virtually all the available real estate on the front. Instead, you've got a vertical list of all your apps, a Google search bar at the top, quick access to the ... (more...)
Adobe Unveils Photoshop for iPad, Launching in 2019 Adobe Unveils Photoshop for iPad, Launching in 2019
- October 15, 2018

Rumors that Adobe has been working on a full version of the program for iPad have been circulating for the best part of the year, although the company remained silent. You can sign up to get Photoshop CC on the iPad here. That full list of missing features is unavailable at this time, but we're sure to learn more as the launch approaches. (more...)
Black Ops 4 breaks Activision sales records Black Ops 4 breaks Activision sales records
- October 15, 2018

To be more precise, digital sales for day one broke the record set past year by Call of Duty: WWII . Black Ops 4 first weekend boxed sales in the United Kingdom were down 50 per cent compared to last year's Call of Duty: WWII , and down 59 per cent compared to Black Ops 3. (more...)
WhatsApp to make big change to its ‘delete for everyone’ feature WhatsApp to make big change to its ‘delete for everyone’ feature
- October 15, 2018

The platform claimed that the step has been taken as part of a protection against "modded users" that revoked messages sent weeks, months and years ago. It was increased to 1 hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds. Notably, you can delete a WhatsApp message for everyone within the previous limit of over one hour, though the recipient needs to receive the revoke request by opening the chat containing the message within the newly designed limit. (more...)
Global internet likely to shutdown for next 48 hours Global internet likely to shutdown for next 48 hours
- October 15, 2018

The cryptographic key is crucial in protecting information flow between the Domain Name System (DNS) s or the internet's address books. The world could possibly be facing an Internet Shutdown in the next 48 hours. Internet service providers whose system did not perform DNSSEC validation function will not be impacted by the transition at all. However, the report also mentioned that it can impact users only if "all of a user's resolvers do not have the new KSK", then they will see ... (more...)
Blizzard Working On Cross-Platform Play For Diablo III Blizzard Working On Cross-Platform Play For Diablo III
- October 15, 2018

What should we expect from this year's BlizzCon? I'm not gonna lie... The " Reign of Terror " tagline might sound a little familiar too - in Diablo 3 there was an achievement called " Reign of Terror ". The Eternal Collection is out on November 2nd on Nintendo's latest console. Although it hasn't officially been confirmed as a feature just yet, the Blizzard Entertainment rep stated, "It's a question of when, not if ", when it comes to cross-play for Diablo 3's myriad versions. (more...)
PS4 Users Are Claiming That Malicious Messages Are Breaking Their Consoles PS4 Users Are Claiming That Malicious Messages Are Breaking Their Consoles
- October 15, 2018

Reddit users have given directions on how they have recovered from the crash. Multiple PlayStation 4 users are reporting that a PSN text message exploit is causing their consoles to crash, according to Endgadget . "Messages" from there and choose from the same options mentioned previously. Some affected users are finding success in deleting the message via the mobile app, while others aren't having any luck going that route. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Over 50 Guns to Fire Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Over 50 Guns to Fire
- October 15, 2018

Weapon customization can be both practical and aesthetic. The game's arsenal will also benefit from a wide range of customisation options, and players can improve their chosen weapon's accuracy, range, and damage by equipping a variety of different ammunition types. (more...)
Facebook Messenger may be getting an Unsend feature soon Facebook Messenger may be getting an Unsend feature soon
- October 15, 2018

However, Facebook Message Unsend Feature brings a respite from that. Six months after, the company still has not published it. She published the screenshots of a prototype Unsend button. Just weeks ago, Facebook revealed a security flaw which led to probable information theft of nearly 50M Facebook users, the figure was later revised to be 30M. (more...)
Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone Will Be a Tablet, Confirms CEO DJ Koh Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone Will Be a Tablet, Confirms CEO DJ Koh
- October 14, 2018

However, things get a lot more interesting once users flip over the Galaxy A9 . We don't have a full spec sheet yet, but you can expect the company to make significant upgrades to the Note line's hardware next year. What is great about having these many cameras is that you can alternate between different lenses to the photo will be taken in different effects such as shots taken from a long distance or panoramic ones. (more...)
EA says it plans to remaster classic Command and Conquer games EA says it plans to remaster classic Command and Conquer games
- October 14, 2018

This is, as Vessella also notes, at least in part a reaction to EA's recent revival of the franchise with a mobile game - Command & Conquer: Rivals - which did not go down well with a large number of hardcore fans, who were displeased that they weren't getting a proper RTS on the PC. (more...)
Google Duplex to begin rolling out in November to Pixel phones Google Duplex to begin rolling out in November to Pixel phones
- October 14, 2018

Although Google has already made it accessible in the stable version of Chrome for Android , that's no guarantee that the new Explore UI will make it out of the "experimental" branch. All this and more in our top tech news of the week. The same camera app and processing are being used in both phones. Google has managed to use software tricks to compensate for all of the features enabled by dual-lens cameras on other phones. (more...)
Watch Star Citizen's Stunning New Trailer From CitizenCon Watch Star Citizen's Stunning New Trailer From CitizenCon
- October 14, 2018

We can't really remember if there was any other game that had so many celebrities in it. Star Citizen is having its annual event gathering with fans and backers as well as the makers of the game to showcase the latest details that will be shipping shortly in version 3.3 which is now in testing with the advanced Evocati test group. (more...)
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything You Need To Know Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything You Need To Know
- October 14, 2018

That said, there are a couple of features baked into the Google Pixel 3 camera that ensures that it is the undoubted king in smartphone photography. Verizon mistakenly listed the Pixel 3's price on its website a few hours ago, but it wasn't the only retailer eager to kick off Pixel 3 sales. Both phones come in three colors, and they're pretty similar. (more...)
Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Market Analysis by Top manufactures 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Market Analysis by Top manufactures 2017
- October 14, 2018

The IoT research report covers IoT market in North America (United States, Mexico, and Canada), IoT industry in Europe (France, Germany, Spain, UK, Italy and Russia), IoT marketplace in Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, and South-east Asia), IoT business in Central & South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil) and IoT market in the Middle East and Africa (UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Africa). (more...)
Google Details New Software Updates Coming to Android and Smart Displays Google Details New Software Updates Coming to Android and Smart Displays
- October 13, 2018

At the same time as Pixel 3 launch (October 18th), we will introduce support for Android-compatible plugged-in external microphones in the default camera app for all Pixels. So what do these enhancements mean for your photos? So if you want a 2018 Pie phone right now, you'd better forget all about Infinity Displays and embrace the huge bezels on the Pixel 3 phones, notch included. (more...)
Bad data made Amazon's AI biased against women Bad data made Amazon's AI biased against women
- October 13, 2018

KILLED a secret artificial intelligent (AI) powered tool it uses for recruitment due to the tech's hate of women. "They literally wanted it to be an engine where I'm going to give you 100 resumes, it will spit out the top five, and we'll hire those", an unnamed Amazon employee told Reuters . (more...)
Pixel 3 doesn’t have a second rear camera because it’s ‘unnecessary’: Google Pixel 3 doesn’t have a second rear camera because it’s ‘unnecessary’: Google
- October 13, 2018

While both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 run it, the Pixel 3 will receive its key features and updates for it before the Pixel 2 . The Pixel phones could enable better photos, but that alone may not be enough to lure smartphone users on a significant scale. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Rebellion Announced For Mobile Devices Assassin's Creed Rebellion Announced For Mobile Devices
- October 13, 2018

This marks the very first time where several Assassins from different historical periods will be simultaneously playable in the same game, including the likes of Ezio Auditore, Aguila de Nerha, and more. It's probably not a coincidence that Ubisoft announced something related to Rebellion less than a week after the launch of its Assassin's Creed Odyssey game. (more...)
Facebook's 3D Photos Have Arrived Facebook's 3D Photos Have Arrived
- October 12, 2018

Facebook's 3D Photos is similar to images captured with a light-field camera, the technology separating the subject from the background to provide a depth of field separation. Facebook recommends you keep your subject three to four feet away and have things in the foreground and background. Beginning today, everyone can create, view and share Facebook 3D photos in the News Feed. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Prestige Emblems Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Prestige Emblems Revealed
- October 12, 2018

That means we'll be hopping online imminently and trying to get our first Blackout win at the same time as the rest of the world. Now, the publisher and developer have made a decision to officially reveal the first of four exclusive Blackout characters for use on Day One for those who own the Black Ops Pass. (more...)
Couple divorce after Google Street View captures wife stroking another man's hair Couple divorce after Google Street View captures wife stroking another man's hair
- October 12, 2018

He first recognised that the woman's clothes were identical to those of his wife and then looked closer and realised it was her. She and the man were sitting by the city's Puente de Los Suspiros de Barranco (Bridge of Sighs of the Ravine). (more...)
Garmin debuts Instinct, a rugged Global Positioning System watch Garmin debuts Instinct, a rugged Global Positioning System watch
- October 12, 2018

The watch is durable and is built to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) with thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters) inside a fiber reinforced polymer case and comes with a chemically-strengthed and scratch-resistant display that they say is easy to read in direct sunlight. (more...)