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Samsung's 8nm Exynos 9820 unveiled with dedicated NPU, 8K video recording Samsung's 8nm Exynos 9820 unveiled with dedicated NPU, 8K video recording
- November 14, 2018

The 9820 builds on the strengths of this year's 9810 - which powered the global variants of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 - by introducing a fourth-gen CPU and an LTE modem that can hit up to 2Gbps with 8x carrier aggregation. At the end of the day, what's important to keep in mind is that multi-core and single-core performance are improved by 15 percent and "up to" 20 percent respectively compared to the Exynos 9810 , while power efficiency gets a massive boost of "up to" 40 percent. (more...)
Japan's SoftBank Mobile Unit to Go for IPO Raising Some $20 Billion Japan's SoftBank Mobile Unit to Go for IPO Raising Some $20 Billion
- November 14, 2018

The telecommunications and investment giant is shifting its focus to investment in global tech startups such as semiconductor designer ARM Holdings and graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. But some analysts fear its growth will be limited due to government support for more competition and lower prices, while e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc aims to enter the market in October. (more...)
Chlorine Market to Witness Robust Expansion Throughout the Forecast Period 2018 Chlorine Market to Witness Robust Expansion Throughout the Forecast Period 2018
- November 14, 2018

The research report includes present performance of the Internet of Things (IoT) Controllers market , current trends in the global market and a detailed analysis of the market. What are the Industrial Internet-of-Things market kinetics and industry perspectives? In the end, the report includes Industrial Internet-of-Things market opportunities and the competitive aspect for shareholders and Industrial Internet-of-Things market leaders. (more...)
Project Fi phones are now secure 24/7 with free Google VPN Project Fi phones are now secure 24/7 with free Google VPN
- November 14, 2018

If you've ever left your house and walked toward your auto, you might have noticed your connection slows or even stops altogether as your phone clings to a weakened Wi-Fi connection. For most people, enhanced network is a feature that should be turned on and forgotten about. Google made sure to clarify that your traffic is not tied to your Google account or phone number in any way. (more...)
Fallout 76 is Reportedly Live in Some Regions Already Fallout 76 is Reportedly Live in Some Regions Already
- November 13, 2018

Fallout 76 is officially scheduled to release for everyone on November 14th. Sadly, when Todd Howard spoke to Gamestar earlier in 2018 - before Fallout 76's divisive reception brought the following quotes to light - he pointed out that going forward, the team will still be using the Creation Engine. (more...)
BMW M340i xDrive to Debut in LA BMW M340i xDrive to Debut in LA
- November 13, 2018

BMW's latest 3-Series is lighter than its predecessor despite an increase in size and rigidity. The suspension also benefits from a new technology called lift-related damper control. The M340i should hit 60 miles per hour in about 4.2 seconds, BMW says. Also standard is the use of an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with shorter ratios in lower gears to enhance acceleration. (more...)
Surface Go with LTE Advanced Now Available for Purchase Surface Go with LTE Advanced Now Available for Purchase
- November 13, 2018

Microsoft quotes up to nine hours of video playback from a single charge. Surface keyboards for all models will be available separately and cost between $130 for a plastic Type cover and $160 for an Alcantara-covered Type cover. That will double the storage, taking it to 256 GB of flash, and then bump up the price to $829. In a blog post announcing the availability of the new model, Microsoft explained that a laptop will always-on LTE support should also help increase the security of ... (more...)
Here’s the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 version of Nuketown Here’s the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 version of Nuketown
- November 13, 2018

In them, it was revealed that the Nuketown map is going to drop today for free for PS4 players. Black Ops 4 is also getting a big patch this week, which we'll bring you the details of as soon as they're available. "These will include new balancing tweaks, stability fixes, Featured playlists, gameplay improvements. plus new surprises as we celebrate the launch of Nuketown this month in Black Ops 4 ". (more...)
Intel Unveils New 5G Modem, Set to Launch in 2020 Intel Unveils New 5G Modem, Set to Launch in 2020
- November 13, 2018

Consumers should expect products with the new modem starting in the first half of 2020, Intel said. The chip-maker has been in a race with Qualcomm to get a foot in the game with 5G, given the first networks supporting the next-generation standard are due to begin going live by the end of 2018. (more...)
CloudFlare’s Android App Lets You Enable Their DNS on the Fly CloudFlare’s Android App Lets You Enable Their DNS on the Fly
- November 13, 2018

Further, Cloudflare touts how easy it is to set up its DNS service, and this holds on mobile. Mobile apps for Android and iOS are now available on their respective app stores . For privacy, Cloudflare is suggesting that since this is their DNS resolver, they don't plan to track or sell any of the information on you, like your ISP could now try and do from their own DNS. (more...)
Canadian PlayStation Black Friday offers include new Spider-Man PS4 bundle Canadian PlayStation Black Friday offers include new Spider-Man PS4 bundle
- November 12, 2018

You can check out a wacky Sony Black Friday commercial, below. Microsoft isn't the only major video game console maker offering great deals during Black Friday . Sony's Black Friday sales kick off on November 16 and will continue until November 26. A Marvel's Spider-Man 1TB PS4 bundle will cost $199.99, while a PSVR bundle including the likes of Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Creed: Rise To Glory will be discounted to $199.99. (more...)
Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T will be available in the U.S Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T will be available in the U.S
- November 12, 2018

However, we expect the company to reveal more details in the coming days. The OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple will be released in the United States on Thursday, November 15th, and it will cost $579, which is the same price as the current 128GB OnePlus 6T model available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black. (more...)
Apple admits touchscreen glitch on iPhone X Apple admits touchscreen glitch on iPhone X
- November 12, 2018

The screens on affected phones may not respond correctly to touch or it could react even without being touched, the Cupertino, California-based company said. Many users have been complaining about the problem... Further, Apple says that a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar laptops sold between June 2017 and June 2018, both 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) versions, suffer from data loss and failure. (more...)
Irrational Games Co-Founder Unveils Sci-Fi Strategy Shooter ‘Void Bastards’ Irrational Games Co-Founder Unveils Sci-Fi Strategy Shooter ‘Void Bastards’
- November 12, 2018

The core pitch of Void Bastards is a doozie: set in the vast and perilous vacuum of deep space, players will have to lead a group of Void Arks prisoners through the countless dangers found scattered about the Sargasso Nebula. "All the while you must keep scavenging for the food, fuel, and other resources that keep you alive". The game will feature a 12-15 hour campaign that you'll be able to complete with an "endless supply" of prisoner characters, which looks to add a rogue like element ... (more...)
Frequent use of social networks has led to depression Frequent use of social networks has led to depression
- November 12, 2018

Psychologists from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA found that for a long time in social networks increases the sense of loneliness and lead to depression. Participants were then randomly assigned to a control group, which had users maintain their typical social-media behaviour, or an experimental group that limited time on Facebook , Snapchat , and Instagram to ten minutes per platform per day. (more...)
Samsung W2019 flip phone without headphone jack now official Samsung W2019 flip phone without headphone jack now official
- November 12, 2018

The device also has a Bixby button on the side and a fingerprint sensor. The South Korean major is yet to confirm the price of the smartphone, but we do know that it will be exclusive to China Unicom. Samsung announces that the back side of the W2019 is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. For imaging duties, there is a dual camera setup at the back. (more...)
Hitman 2 gameplay launch trailer Hitman 2 gameplay launch trailer
- November 11, 2018

Hitman 2 will also boast a franchise-first two-player co-op mode called Sniper Assassin (already available to play for those with Early Access privileges), which Warner Bros describes as: "Allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets". (more...)
Facebook quietly launches Lasso, a TikTok-clone app to win teens over Facebook quietly launches Lasso, a TikTok-clone app to win teens over
- November 11, 2018

The company just launched a new standalone app, called Lasso , that is a literal copy of popular short-video social network TikTok . About half of U.S. It includes hashtags and the ability to discover popular content by hashtags, as well as browsing top creators on the platform, etc. Lasso operates similarly, but being part of the Facebook family also integrates with the parent company site and Instagram. (more...)
YouTube could lastly be coming to the Swap subsequent week YouTube could lastly be coming to the Swap subsequent week
- November 11, 2018

French Nintendo Twitter account NintendHome posted a screenshot that is supposedly a leak from the Nintendo USA site show the Youtube app as coming soon. Since then, Nintendo has not introduced any other video apps, including fan favorites like Twitch, Crunchyroll, or Netflix. KitGuru Says: In my opinion, it's just a matter of time before YouTube reaches the Nintendo Switch , so it would be of no surprise to see it finally land after a year and a half wait. (more...)
Are Bonito and Sargo Google Pixel 4 codenames? Are Bonito and Sargo Google Pixel 4 codenames?
- November 11, 2018

But these phones probably aren't the Pixel 4 range, rather it looks like they could be mid-range handsets. But sadly, that didn't happen. The folks at Android Police discovered the references to Bonito and Sargo in a teardown of the ARCore v1.5 APK, noting that some people questioned if Bonito was canceled after it didn't launch alongside the Pixel 3 (Crosshatch) and Pixel 3 XL (Blueline). (more...)
Red Dead Online beta should launch in late November Red Dead Online beta should launch in late November
- November 11, 2018

Achieving a 100 percent completion in a Rockstar Games release is a daunting task. Electronic Gaming Monthly also praised the game for its visuals, storyline and attention to detail, saying: 'This is one of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you're either not a gamer or in a coma'. (more...)
Microsoft officially acquires Obsidian Entertainment Microsoft officially acquires Obsidian Entertainment
- November 11, 2018

Obsidian Entertainment specialises in RPGs, with its current RPG being Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. "It was important for us to find studio partners who have strong creative visions, a mastery of their medium and are expert world-builders", Matt Booty, corporate VP Microsoft Studios said in a statement. (more...)
Amazon Reaches Agreement With Apple to Sell New iPhones and iPads Amazon Reaches Agreement With Apple to Sell New iPhones and iPads
- November 11, 2018

In the case of other non-US markets: France , Germany , India, Italy , Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom are all going to see the hot Apple products on their Amazon sites along with the US. The new partnership means Amazon's independent sellers will no longer be able to sell iPhones and other Apple products directly on Amazon. This could wind up being a big win for Apple, since using Amazon as an official channel for sales puts its devices in front of a ton of people. (more...)
Fallout 76 Update Lands -36GB Patch Fallout 76 Update Lands -36GB Patch
- November 10, 2018

Pete Hines answered "forever!" However, Bethesda , the company behind Fallout 76 , has contacted IGN to dispute some of those claims. A more comprehensive solution for this issue, one that would fix the game's engine while allowing PC gamers to make some pretty standard adjustments, is hopefully on the way. (more...)
Google's latest Chrome 71 created to block crowded popup website ads Google's latest Chrome 71 created to block crowded popup website ads
- November 10, 2018

Billing information should be visible and obvious to users: The charges shouldn't be hidden or displayed in an inexplicably small font. When at this page, you can view interstitials related to SSL, SafeBrowsing, Captive Portal, and Supervised Users. (more...)
Beat Saber PSVR Release Date Announced Along With New Content Beat Saber PSVR Release Date Announced Along With New Content
- November 10, 2018

And especially this month, which already has the fantastic VR-enabled Tetris Effect on its way today. Beat Saber will be hitting the PSVR in just 12 days on November 20th, and it's bringing a bunch of new content with it including a " challenging campaign ", exclusive new songs , and a ton of modifiers to make the game more challenging. (more...)
Apple discovered some MacBook Pro and iPhone X problems Apple discovered some MacBook Pro and iPhone X problems
- November 10, 2018

The new Apple iPhone X display module replacement program details two potential issues with the phone's display: it may either respond to touches that never happened or fail to respond to touches that did happen. Apple hadn't previously responded to reports of problems with iPhone X screens, but it had opened similar replacement programs in the past for older iPhone models with screen issues, including the iPhone 6. (more...)
To build the PlayStation Classic, Sony turned to an open-source emulator To build the PlayStation Classic, Sony turned to an open-source emulator
- November 10, 2018

The latest gaming forum controversy pertains to the PlayStation Classic and the fact that it's running open source software named PCSX ReARMed , an emulator which was first conceived all the way back in 2000. Sony notes that the memory card management UI is practically identical to the original and that the system does include the iconic opening jingle. While the PlayStation Classic captures the aesthetics of the original system, right down to the eight small raised dots on the disc cover, ... (more...)
Fallout 76 Release Date Broken Internationally Fallout 76 Release Date Broken Internationally
- November 10, 2018

Many of these fixes are geared towards PC players, particularly the ultra-wide support and push-to-talk. Bethesda claimed that its goal with voice chat being on by default is to highlight that the world is alive with real people, other players like you. (more...)
Definitive Edition listed as available for Xbox One — Age of Empires Definitive Edition listed as available for Xbox One — Age of Empires
- November 10, 2018

The legacy of Crackdown has lasted much longer than anyone could have anticipated, thanks to its simple premise (which leads into one of the greatest plot twists of gaming history), hectic gameplay, sandbox world, and tangible progression system. (more...)