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Master Trainers Take To The Field In Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee Master Trainers Take To The Field In Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee
- October 22, 2018

The Master Trainers will only appear in Pokemon: Let's Go after a player becomes the Pokemon League Champion of the Kanto region and can be identified by an icon over their head that shows what Pokemon they're a master of. Best the Master Trainers in battle to earn their title, proving that you're also a master of their favorite species. There's a twist, though, as Master Trainer battles have a unique ruleset. (more...)
Days Gone has been delayed to April 26, 2019 Days Gone has been delayed to April 26, 2019
- October 21, 2018

The reason provided for the delay was simply to allow for Sony Bend to further polish the game. "We recently chose to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe to April 26, 2019", said Sony Interactive Entertainment America marketing vice president Asad Qizilbash. (more...)
Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch
- October 21, 2018

We're really excited about Black Ops IIII's momentum. Not only has it made plenty of money already, internal estimates state the total number of players in its first three days set a new Call of Duty franchise record. Finally, it had the highest level of viewership on Twitch during the weekend, based on minutes watched. Another record is for day on digital sales on Playstation through Playstation Store worldwide. (more...)
Ford Is Making Another 350 GT Supercars To Satisfy Incredible Demand Ford Is Making Another 350 GT Supercars To Satisfy Incredible Demand
- October 21, 2018

Now Ford says it will make 1,350 through 2022. Some investors have voiced concern that extra vehicles will stunt values and asking prices, yet we believe nothing is likely to change, as successful European applicants from the extended production volume will only be eligible for Ford GT vehicles produced in the 2020 to 2022 production batch. (more...)
Spotify Premium App Gets A Major Makeover Spotify Premium App Gets A Major Makeover
- October 21, 2018

The navigation was refined to help find stuffs you like faster and more accurate than ever before. Finally, Spotify also introduced new endless artist radio playlists. In its latest app update, Spotify , the popular music streaming service, has released a bunch of new features for its premium members. The updates are rolling out globally as we speak, so if you're not a Spotify Premium subscriber yet, this is probably a good time to trial the service free of charge for 30 days. (more...)
Alexa’s Whisper Mode rolls out to Echo speakers
- October 20, 2018

Users can whisper normal Alexa commands and the smart assistant will whisper right back to you. Alexa's Whisper mode is now only available in English to users in the United States. 'If you're in a room where a child has just fallen asleep, and someone else walks in, you might start speaking in a whisper, to indicate that you're trying to keep the room quiet, ' Amazon's Zeynab Raeesy said. (more...)
IPhone XR is finally available to pre-order IPhone XR is finally available to pre-order
- October 19, 2018

Apple enthusiasts in India are in for some treat this festive season with the company launching its latest iPhone XR . Well, let's not pretend that is has everything that the XS has, because it doesn't. While the more expensive Apple iPhone XS and XS Max have been available for some time now, the "cheaper" iPhone XR will only go on sale from October 26. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Hands-On: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Hands-On: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival
- October 19, 2018

The Samsung Book2 sports a similar grey aesthetic all around, from tablet to pen, a magnetic keyboard, and kickstand. For anyone who can get pass the relatively easy upgrade process, the new device is actually a fully loaded PC experience. (more...)
Apple's privacy portal now lets United States customers download their data Apple's privacy portal now lets United States customers download their data
- October 19, 2018

But Apple's practice has been to keep much of that data on the devices themselves and encrypt it with the user's pass code, meaning that Apple does not possess the data and can not unscramble it if asked to do so by law enforcement officials. (more...)
Google Maps Brings Real-Time ETA ‘Journey Sharing’ to iOS Google Maps Brings Real-Time ETA ‘Journey Sharing’ to iOS
- October 19, 2018

You can also share it across 3rd party apps like Facebook Messenger , Line, WhatsApp , and more. There's an obvious benefit to the feature: users can keep track of someone whose trip may otherwise be concerning. Check your Play Store or App Store for the latest version of Google Maps. Journey sharing is rolling out for driving, walking, and cycling navigation on Android and iOS for those of you in "mixed" households. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Confirms PS4, Xbox One Download Sizes Red Dead Redemption 2 Confirms PS4, Xbox One Download Sizes
- October 19, 2018

The same seems to go for those who plan on playing the new game too, with rumours of the main mission alone taking anywhere between 60 and 80 hours to complete , and that is mostly without touching a single one of the secondary side missions. (more...)
Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event on October 30th Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event on October 30th
- October 19, 2018

Beyond the "creativity" approach, the event could focus on updates to the iPad Pro , a new Apple Pencil 2, and possibly several Mac models including a refreshed version of the MacBook Air , and what some Apple hopefuls believe is a refreshed Mac Mini . (more...)
Apple iPhone Xr - South African pricing
- October 19, 2018

Apple launched the iPhone XR , alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max at the company's annual hardware refresh event last month. Sara Dietschy's video includes a variety of important camera details. Here's how your options break down. T-Mobile isn't included in the offer, but if you were planning to buy your iPhone XR with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, you should certainly consider Sam's Club offer. (more...)
Samsung makes a major 5G push Samsung makes a major 5G push
- October 19, 2018

Joan Raventos, CEO of Zhilabs. Samsung disclosed that it's acquired Barcelona-based Zhilabs, a network analytics startup, and while Samsung hasn't shared terms of the deal, it is saying the objective is pretty straightforward. Samsung Electronics has announced its acquisition of Zhilabs, a company that offers AI-based network and service analytics. Established in 2008, Zhilabs now provides a solution that analyzes networks' conditions, performances and data traffic for different ... (more...)
OnePlus CEO confirms another way the OnePlus 6T has rivals beat OnePlus CEO confirms another way the OnePlus 6T has rivals beat
- October 19, 2018

OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 6T on October 30th, but we already know all of the phone's main features. People inside the venue will not only be able to attend the keynote delivered by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, they will also get an exclusive chance to experience the OnePlus 6T at experience zones at the launch venue. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 X Hands-on Review Huawei Mate 20 X Hands-on Review
- October 19, 2018

Specifically, Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a slightly advanced version of Huawei Mate 20 and comes with 6.39-inch 2k curved OLED screen. Both should keep you up and running well into a second day or usage, or at least keep you going until evening on day one if you're pushing hard with games and media usage. (more...)
Winamp to return in 2019 and resume whipping llama ass Winamp to return in 2019 and resume whipping llama ass
- October 19, 2018

Through the new app, users will be able to listen to the MP3s in their library, but also in the cloud or to podcasts and streaming radio stations. "What I see today is you have to jump from one player to another player or aggregator if you want to listen to a radio station, to a podcast player if you want to listen to a podcast - this, to me, is not the final experience", Saboundjian explained. (more...)
IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday
- October 18, 2018

This means the iPhone XR will cost almost R6,000 cheaper than Apple's premium iPhone XS , and R8,000 cheaper than the iPhone XS Max . Those moves allow Apple to sell its new phone at a $250 discount from the iPhone XS . You'll also get AppleCare+ coverage included in your monthly payment. Monthly payments are $39.50 and $43.66 for the 128GB and 256GB models, respectively. (more...)
Facebook breach a `wake-up call`: Cybersecurity expert Facebook breach a `wake-up call`: Cybersecurity expert
- October 18, 2018

The company says it is now cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation "which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack". Visit the Facebook help center's website here. It disclosed this year that the personal information of up to 87 million people was taken by the maker of a quiz app and then wrongly handed over to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. (more...)
UIDAI Asks Non-Banking Fintech Companies To Stop Aadhaar-Based Services UIDAI Asks Non-Banking Fintech Companies To Stop Aadhaar-Based Services
- October 18, 2018

The government made it clear today that it has discontinued Aadhaar-based verification of mobile phone users. The clarification comes amid reports that 50 crore mobile numbers, nearly half of the total number in circulation, are at the risk of disconnection because the SIM cards have been procured on the basis of Aadhaar verification. (more...)
IFixit's Google Pixel 3 XL Teardown Reveals Samsung Display IFixit's Google Pixel 3 XL Teardown Reveals Samsung Display
- October 18, 2018

The Titan M is made for mobile, though, working to provide on-device OS and data protection. Titan M boasts completely independent computation alongside secured flash to further resist tampering. "Within 4-6 weeks of your phone shipping, we'll send you an email letting you know when it's available to use (as long as you didn't cancel your order or return your Pixel 3)". (more...)
Sean Bean destined to die as first Hitman 2 elusive target Sean Bean destined to die as first Hitman 2 elusive target
- October 18, 2018

His role in the game brilliantly sees him portray a freelance assassin named Mark Faba who's an expert at faking his own death. "I'm thrilled to be a part of the upcoming HITMAN 2 video game", said Bean. "Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy". Even though Bean is supposed to be playing this character of Mark Faba, his comments in the video seem more meta than anything. (more...)
Google Maps will now show EV charging stations Google Maps will now show EV charging stations
- October 18, 2018

The new feature will support various charging stations around the world, including Tesla and Chargepoint globally. So, if one is located in a less than savory area, or it regularly stops working, owners will be able to find a more suitable charging location. (more...)
Google AI Detects Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Google AI Detects Breast Cancer Better Than Humans
- October 17, 2018

Google hopes the tool could at one point serve as a "spell check" for doctors treating breast cancer patients. Cancer, a disease caused by the growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual boundaries, is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could have a mammoth screen Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could have a mammoth screen
- October 17, 2018

The phone will sport a curved display , nearly certainly, as every single Samsung flagship does, and consumers seem to like it, even though Samsung tweaks the curvature degree with each new iteration. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is precisely such a handset, but despite its high price, it has just managed to hit the one million units sold milestone in South Korea. (more...)
Amazon launches new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Amazon launches new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
- October 17, 2018

Eric Saarnio, head of Amazon Devices for Europe, said: "Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we're excited to bring premium features - like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing and Audible - to our most popular Kindle". (more...)
Google’s CEO Defends Potential Return to China Google’s CEO Defends Potential Return to China
- October 17, 2018

Pichai has made it clear that the dissenters are being heard, but ultimately wants to protect Google from being shunned by other companies also working on AI. And it could pave the way for Google to reenter China's online search market after almost a decade. Google's possible return to China - a market it abandoned over censorship concerns in 2010 - was first leaked in August by The Intercept which reported that the United States tech giant was secretly developing "Dragonfly", a ... (more...)
Nokia X7 price, specifications, features, comparison Nokia X7 price, specifications, features, comparison
- October 17, 2018

Regional pricing will start at the rough equivalent of $245 (1,699 yuan) for a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM configuration, going up to CNY 1,999 ($290) and CNY 2,499 ($360) respectively with 6GB RAM and either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage. A fingerprint scanner is available below the dual camera module. HMD did not compromise on the front-facing camera to as the Nokia X7 flaunts a 20MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. (more...)
Discord's game store goes public, alongside Nitro subscription service overhaul
- October 17, 2018

Next time you load up Discord, you'll find a new Store tab that works pretty much as you'd expect - you can browse games and buy them. Barring the occasional too-enticing-to-pass-up exclusives on the Discord Store, I don't see me swapping anytime soon. (more...)
Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over
- October 16, 2018

The latter could become necessary in the event of catastrophe, the mostly likely being an asteroid strike that wipes out much of life on Earth, writes Hawking, per Quartz . He says computers will overtake humans in intelligence during the next 100 years, but "we will need to ensure that the computers have goals aligned with ours". (more...)