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Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years
- November 10, 2018

It was announced that the sales of these guides have fallen significantly. Veteran video game strategy guide publisher Prima Games will be shutting down next year. Prima Games' guides offered long-form in-depth guides for just about any and every videogame you can think of. I'll also never forget the days of my youth where I would grab a guide to help navigate my way through some of the more obtuse N64 games. (more...)
The BMW M8 Will Belt Out 650bhp In Its Shoutiest Form The BMW M8 Will Belt Out 650bhp In Its Shoutiest Form
- November 10, 2018

Described as "en route to series production", the automaker has finally confirmed rumors that the model will be more powerful than the M5 . Power will be sent through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels, or just the rears if you engage two-wheel drive mode. (more...)
Destiny 2: Forsaken Failed To Meet Sales Targets Destiny 2: Forsaken Failed To Meet Sales Targets
- November 10, 2018

Players will also have access to the original Leviathan raid and the Crucible multiplayer mode. "If not, we think now's the time to bring players back". But we'll have to wait and see whether they learnt their lesson from that... He did note, however, that players who are putting the hours into Destiny 2 are "deeply engaged" in the shared-world shooter. (more...)
HTC targeting businesses as Vive Focus headset launches worldwide HTC targeting businesses as Vive Focus headset launches worldwide
- November 10, 2018

The HTC Vive Focus was first launched in the Chinese market back in November previous year, followed by a March 2018 announcement at GDC 2018 that the standalone VR headset would come to global markets soon. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, it's packing a slightly lower resolution display of 2,560 x 1,440 compared to the Quest and Focus' 2,880 x 1,600 screens. (more...)
AT&T To Disconnect Repeat Copyright Infringers 11/07/2018 AT&T To Disconnect Repeat Copyright Infringers 11/07/2018
- November 10, 2018

Similar to other internet providers, AT&T was previously part of a "Copyright Alert System", an internet industry group effort that worked with the movie and recording industries to educate users to try to cut down on copyright infringement. (more...)
Microsoft testing `to-do` feature on Word Microsoft testing `to-do` feature on Word
- November 10, 2018

As an example, when you're working on a Word document, there are probably times where you have to interrupt your flow to look for additional information. Microsoft is testing the feature first on Word on the Mac for Office Insiders (Fast) as a preview. To utilize this feature, the user types the mention as a placeholder; that contact then gets a notification with a deep link to the mention, enabling them to see what the user wrote. (more...)
AI programme spots Alzheimer's years before confirmed diagnosis AI programme spots Alzheimer's years before confirmed diagnosis
- November 10, 2018

Dr Jae Ho Sohn, a member of the team from the University of California at San Francisco, said: "We were very pleased with the algorithm's performance". "This study highlights the potential of machine learning to assist with the early detection of diseases like Alzheimer's, but the findings will need to be confirmed in much larger groups of people before we can properly assess the power of this approach". (more...)
Watch out for bogus warnings to downgrade Windows 10 Watch out for bogus warnings to downgrade Windows 10
- November 09, 2018

While we sit and wait for Microsoft to figure out what is wrong with Windows 10 1809 that was released and then pulled, the company is dealing with another issue this week. The file associations issue is something that was reported to Microsoft back in May by Windows Insiders, and according to Forbes it's existed in various forms since 2015. (more...)
Should You Be Careful About Investing in Stock?: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU)
- November 09, 2018

Now we here analyzed the 20 SMA trends of Glu Mobile Inc . Zacks Investment Research's EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Glu Mobile . The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. (more...)
Verizon drops price of unlimited data plan Verizon drops price of unlimited data plan
- November 09, 2018

Verizon has revealed lower pricing for its Prepaid Plan, which can get you unlimited talk, text, and data with no annual contract required. Interestingly, you can only get T-Mobile's new prepaid plan in-store for a limited time. Finally, customers who use more than 50GB per month "may notice reduced speeds" until the next billing cycle starts , according to T-Mobile. We also do not know if T-Mobile will treat this prepaid plans like it does the rest. (more...)
A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone
- November 09, 2018

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco , urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. Samsung is looking to bring similar experiences to Bixby. Moving on to one of the more immediate benefits for users across the globe, Samsung has confirmed that its assistant will gain support for five new languages within the "coming months". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Camera Review | Incredible HDR Xiaomi Mi 8 Camera Review | Incredible HDR
- November 09, 2018

In-depth review of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro's camera tech after a full week of testing the photo and video quality, alongside rivals like the OnePlus 6T . Prices for the Mi 8 range from £22 to £46 a month, with £19 up front, and will be available online and in store. Prior to the company's official debut in the UK, Xiaomi already had a presence in the European market with Spain where the company has 10 stores. (more...)
Sony's Stealth Released a New PS4 Pro Model, and It's Quieter Sony's Stealth Released a New PS4 Pro Model, and It's Quieter
- November 09, 2018

That makes for a six-to-seven-decibel noise reduction from the launch model. If previous reports of noise issues have put you off of buying a PS4 Pro and enjoying 4K gaming, you can put those concerns to rest as Digital Foundry report little more than a constant hum during normal gameplay. (more...)
Anthem is getting Mass Effect armour Anthem is getting Mass Effect armour
- November 09, 2018

But BioWare shouldn't wait long for the next installment given all the possibilities the Mass Effect universe contains. As part of today's N7 celebration for the series, Mass Effect: Andromeda is being updated to support the full 4K ultra HD capabilities on the Xbox One X console. (more...)
Blizzard denies it canceled a Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon Blizzard denies it canceled a Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon
- November 09, 2018

Despite hinting that Diablo 4 wouldn't be at BlizzCon , a lot of fans were outraged when the only mention of the series was Diablo Immortal , which is set between the second and third games. "So we haven't forgotten about them". Everyone is disappointed and it's expected that this mobile game will not turn out to be a success so we will have to wait to see how Activation tackles this all. (more...)
China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor' China's state news agency debuts 'AI anchor'
- November 09, 2018

China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. "I'll work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system", the AI presenter said. 'Hello everyone, I am an English Artificial Intelligence Anchor. Michael Wooldridge, a Professor at the University of Oxford, said the result is mixed. (more...)
Fossil Sport Wear 3100 Smartwatch Launches In Two Sizes Fossil Sport Wear 3100 Smartwatch Launches In Two Sizes
- November 09, 2018

Additionally, there's a heart rate sensor , NFC , GPS , altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and a microphone present on the watch. There are also two sizes 41mm and 43mm with 18mm or 22mm bands, respectively, and the watch cases are made of aluminum and nylon which keeps the weight down. (more...)
Xiamoi AirDots - the Latest AirPod Copy Xiamoi AirDots - the Latest AirPod Copy
- November 08, 2018

Now, in 2018, the Apple AirPods are the hottest selling true wireless headphones in the world. First spotted by Engadget the AirDots are apparently exclusive to China at the moment. A bibliophile and a business enthusiast. Xiaomi's new TV is available for consumers to purchase in China, though its availability in global markets is unclear at this point. (more...)
AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) Unveils 7nm CPU, GPU At 'Next Horizon' Event AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) Unveils 7nm CPU, GPU At 'Next Horizon' Event
- November 08, 2018

Each Rome CPU will feature 64 cores with symmetrical multi-threading for 128 threads per socket. Since the Zen 2 microarchitecture is expected to increase the general performance of CPU cores, the Rome processors can be expected to improve the server performance significantly too as compared to the existing machines. (more...)
Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates
- November 08, 2018

Google has introduced new tools and features at Android Developer Summit. The second option is a flexible update, which means the user can keep using the app while the update is downloaded. There is no specific date mentioned by Google as to when we will see the API in use on Android apps. Google's new contract for Android vendors that want its core apps aims to bring the industry in line with Samsung's security patching model. (more...)
Nintendo Pledges to Remove Controversial Native American Reference in Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Pledges to Remove Controversial Native American Reference in Smash Bros. Ultimate
- November 08, 2018

Ultimate brings back Mr. Controversy can come in the unlikeliest of forms, and in this case, it comes in the form of a feather on the head of a video game character. During a Nintendo Direct live stream last week, Nintendo revealed the final three fighters to be added to the Super Smash Bros . Ultimate's character roster. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back
- November 08, 2018

The idea has been lobbied by Facebook since April after it was revealed the company had retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company chief, TechRadar reported . You'll have to notice the mistake pretty quickly if you want it erased from the digital world; but nevertheless, it's possible now. Bottom line: Great news for people who take their phones with them on nights out: Facebook Messenger's long-talked-about unsend feature is nearly here. (more...)
Porsche tests new version of a sports coupe 911 Porsche tests new version of a sports coupe 911
- November 08, 2018

Porsche says that every component of these cars has to perform as well at the end of testing as they did at the start. The testing focuses first on Porsche's traditional core areas of expertise, such as the chassis and engine, which have been enhanced even further to increase both performance and everyday use. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades Launches This December Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades Launches This December
- November 08, 2018

While Final Fantasy XV is Tabata's biggest project to date, he's been at Square Enix for over a decade, also serving as the director on Final Fantasy Type-0 and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. What do you think about Tabata's resignation and Square Enix's announcements on Final Fantasy XV? At this point, it's unknown if these financial problems contributed to Tabata leaving Square Enix, but the timing is certainly coincidental. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 online beta expected to launch this month Red Dead Redemption 2 online beta expected to launch this month
- November 08, 2018

Of course, it's also worth mentioning that these figures are sell-in numbers rather than sell-through, which means that the physical copies included in the 17 million total is in reference to units shipped to retailers instead of those purchased by customers. (more...)
Telecom IoT Market 2018-2023 with Strategic Trends Growth, Revenue Telecom IoT Market 2018-2023 with Strategic Trends Growth, Revenue
- November 08, 2018

Some of the key players operating in the Internet of Things market across the globe are Cisco Systems, Inc., Intel Corp, Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp., Apple, Inc., and Google, Inc. Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions , with sales, revenue , market share (%) and growth rate (%) of Internet of Things (IoT) Security Product in these regions , forecast covering: North America , Europe , China, Japan, India , Southeast Asia , Other regions ... (more...)
Facebook Messenger is finally going to introduce a lifesaving 'unsend' feature
- November 08, 2018

Said something embarrassing? Don't worry, you can unsend that Facebook message, but you better be fast! While the update wasn't publicly announced, digital media expert Matt Navarra discovered Facebook's plans far down in the release notes for version 191 .0 of Messenger's iOS client. (more...)
AMD beats Nvidia to the 7nm GPU finish line AMD beats Nvidia to the 7nm GPU finish line
- November 07, 2018

Unleash discovery on the world's first 7nm accelerator. While AMD claims the design handily beats Intel's Xeon Platinum 8180M at the C-Ray benchmark, though, the company has taken the unusual step of redacting full benchmark results until after the chip has launched . (more...)
PUBG PS4 Release Could Happen as Early as December, Reports Suggest PUBG PS4 Release Could Happen as Early as December, Reports Suggest
- November 07, 2018

Though Microsoft publish PUBG on Xbox One , and have invested in the game's continued development through Xbox Game Preview until its 1.0 release in September, it seems that they only secured an exclusivity deal for one year. The developer plans for nine regions to compete through three phases during 2019, with two third-party run global competitions. The different regions include North America, Korea, China, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Japan, Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, Southeast ... (more...)
Worldwide web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe Worldwide web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe
- November 07, 2018

Since its inception, Sir Tim Berner's Lee has been a proponent of the free and open nature of the web, and has often warned against complacency in protecting it. The former United Kingdom prime minister Gordon Brown has added his signature to the contract. "Soon, a campaign is also going to be set up called " #ForTheWeb " to market the contract and turn it into a reality. (more...)