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Here's How To Join The Red Dead Online Beta This Week Here's How To Join The Red Dead Online Beta This Week
- November 28, 2018

Finally, on Friday, all owners of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to play . We don't know how long Red Dead Online will remain in beta for but once everything is stable, we should hopefully start to hear about future multiplayer content updates. (more...)
Mobile data is faster than WiFi hotspots in these 33 countries Mobile data is faster than WiFi hotspots in these 33 countries
- November 28, 2018

They skipped the era of the personal computer and went right to smartphones, which is probably why mobile internet is preferred and has indeed developed a lot faster than the regular broadband that we use everywhere else in the world. The report hints that the speed difference is more about the home broadband infrastructure, and less about the quality of mobile internet. The difference in speed is also quite striking, as in locations such as Australia, Oman and the Czech Republic cellular ... (more...)
OnePlus teams up with McLaren for a limited edition 6T OnePlus teams up with McLaren for a limited edition 6T
- November 28, 2018

The premium smartphone brand consistently delivers the fastest experience - from lightning-quick gaming and app experiences without lag, to OnePlus Fast Charge technology which has set a new benchmark for quick-charging solutions, to the superfast Screen Unlock. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched in India: Price, specs and more Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched in India: Price, specs and more
- November 27, 2018

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is priced at Rs 69,990 and it will be exclusively available for sale in India on Amazon starting December 4. Connectivity options in Huawei Mate 20 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth v5.0 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port. (more...)
Apple accused of monopoly again: this time for its App Store Apple accused of monopoly again: this time for its App Store
- November 27, 2018

Apple brought in an estimated $11 billion in revenue during 2017 from the App Store thanks to that 30 percent cut, with developers taking home the remaining 70 percent. I pay Apple directly with credit card information that I've supplied to Apple. One area of dispute in the case is whether app developers recoup the cost of that commission by passing it on to consumers. (more...)
LG patents smartphone camera system with 16 lenses LG patents smartphone camera system with 16 lenses
- November 27, 2018

LG's sixteen-lens camera would outdo Apple's dual-lens camera system and the triple-lens camera on the Huawei Mate 20. The patent also specifies that this design could be applied to a non-traditional smartphone design like a foldable phone or a phone with any other kind of form factor. (more...)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - possible Switch port The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - possible Switch port
- November 27, 2018

The Wii U is rapidly running out of games to be ported to the Switch , but it seems Nintendo may have found a new source of remaster-able games... on the Wii. For starters, Nintendo has already remastered and re-released series predecessors Ocarina of Time , Majora's Mask , The Wind Waker , and Twilight Princess over the past seven years. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 Lite leaks once again, poses for the camera Google Pixel 3 Lite leaks once again, poses for the camera
- November 27, 2018

Well, the Pixel 3 Ultra might not be real, but it seems the Pixel 3 Lite (codenamed Sargo) which popped up a couple of days or so ago is very, very real. According to earlier rumours , the Pixel 3 Lite features a 5.56-inch IPS LCD with a 2,220 x 1,090 pixel resolution. The relief, however, is the fact that the Pixel 3 Lite is seemingly packing all the hardware and software camera prowess available in the regular Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL forerunners, which could be a very big selling ... (more...)
Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch Sale Adds Eshop Credit Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch Sale Adds Eshop Credit
- November 26, 2018

The Walmart Cyber Monday 2018 deals are released at walmart.com a few minutes before midnight. At Walmart , there was a ridiculously good PlayStation 4 1TB Slim bundle for $199 with a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 and an extra controller - but as of writing its completely out of stock. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Switch's best pre-selling game to date Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Switch's best pre-selling game to date
- November 26, 2018

Ultimate have raised and have broken the records. Well, if you loved these features you might be disappointed with Super Smash Bros . " Ultimate ", with the company expecting it to help bolster sales of its Nintendo Switch over the holidays, and it seems like a solid bet. (more...)
Red Dead Online Rolls Out This Week, Tomorrow for Some Red Dead Online Rolls Out This Week, Tomorrow for Some
- November 26, 2018

Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 (any version of the game) on launch day will get access on November 28. If you played the game between October 26 and October 29-according to Rockstar's data-you'll be able to join the fun from November 29. (more...)
Alien online shooter could be announced at next month’s Game Awards Alien online shooter could be announced at next month’s Game Awards
- November 26, 2018

It looks like the new Alien game announced in January might now have a name. The last time there was a big effort to turn the Alien films into video games - just before Ridley Scott started work on Prometheus - was when Sega bought the rights and churned out the legendarily very bad Aliens : Colonial Marines , DS game Aliens Infestation, and the flawed but atmospheric Alien Isolation . (more...)
Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'
- November 26, 2018

Musk also said he thought "the ad for going to Mars would be like Shackleton's ad for going to the Antarctic". Even if you arrive safe and sound, you'll apparently be kept "working nonstop" to build a base on Mars . "There's absolutely no food, and the big thing, I just remind these guys, there's nothing to breathe". It's also the spacecraft the first private moon passenger will travel in . (more...)
Alexa now supports Skype calling Alexa now supports Skype calling
- November 25, 2018

Starting this week, users will be able to make phone calls by simply saying, "Alexa, call dad". The TP-Link HS100 smart plug is Alexa and Google-compatible, meaning you can control it by voice via your Echo or Google Home . Do you regularly use Skype for making voice calls or video calls? Skype calling on Alexa has first reached the US, Britain, Ireland, Canada, India , Australia and New Zealand, with support for other countries rolling out soon. (more...)
Siri Displays A Penis Image When Asked About Donald Trump Siri Displays A Penis Image When Asked About Donald Trump
- November 25, 2018

This means that someone is editing the Wikipedia page of Donald Trump or either toying with the algorithm that is used by Apple's virtual assistant to source out these images. As it turns out, the image disaster took place because of an edit war between Wikipedia editors who maliciously edited Trump's Wikipedia page to display the faulty image. (more...)
Top Japanese wireless carriers plan to cut iPhone XR price Top Japanese wireless carriers plan to cut iPhone XR price
- November 25, 2018

With the XS series debatably acting as an iterative upgrade, Apple axed production of the iPhone X before the release of its successor. Most recently, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn said that it plans to implement sweeping cost-saving measures in order to combat "a very hard and competitive year". (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review
- November 24, 2018

As part of the sale, the device is available for Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant - with a sale price drop of Rs 1,000 respectively - only today, the company said in a statement. The newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone is a dual 4G VoLTE phone that runs on Android Oreo 8.1 operating system and MIUI 10. Thankfully, there is a 3.5mm audio jack present, with the Redmi Note 6 Pro receiving power through its microUSB port. (more...)
Online Thanksgiving Sales Surge to Start Black Friday Weekend
- November 23, 2018

Now that the Turkey dinners are done, people are hungry for some Black Friday deals. Black Friday is expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year, according to ShopperTrak. Target said in October it planned to dedicate almost a quarter of a million square feet of new space to its toy business across 500 of its stores. As of early morning Friday, Macy's Herald Square, which opened all night, had a steady stream of shoppers, mostly tourists. (more...)
Google Duplex AI Starting to Deliver for Pixel Phones Google Duplex AI Starting to Deliver for Pixel Phones
- November 23, 2018

The artificially intelligent chatbot can now fix your appointments over the phone. Nevertheless, it's a start which creates the possibility of Google Duplex working in the real-world. The company is rolling out the futuristic service to a "small group" of Pixel phones in "select cities" across the United States. That piece continues by noting that the way to have Google Assistant make the reservation call on your behalf is to just ask it to "make a reservation" or by searching for a ... (more...)
Apple takes over Silk Labs, expands reach into Artificial Intelligence Apple takes over Silk Labs, expands reach into Artificial Intelligence
- November 23, 2018

Silk Labs specializes in making AI software that is lightweight enough to work on hardware such as smartphones, cameras and digital home devices. Both the Silk Labs and Apple have expressed their interest in using Artificial Intelligence in ways which protect user privacy. (more...)
Watch out for this new bug in Windows 10's major update Watch out for this new bug in Windows 10's major update
- November 23, 2018

Despite the rollout of Windows 10's October 2018 Update resuming last week - following the resolution of some major problems - it seems that Intel drivers are still causing issues with the upgrade, with Microsoft now blocking the update from some PCs thanks to a fresh bugbear. (more...)
Top three things in PUBG Mobile Season 4 Top three things in PUBG Mobile Season 4
- November 23, 2018

A new vehicle - scooter - is added to Sanhok that has the ability to carry two players at a time. The game's most recent map, Sanhok, received a slew of updates with the most interesting one being the inclusion of dynamic weather, which is all set to bring in a new dimension to the map. (more...)
Google's Duplex calling service arrives on Pixel phones in the US
- November 23, 2018

They can now use Google Duplex to make restaurant reservations in "select cities". VentureBeat reports that it's real, and as promised last month , it's rolling out to Pixel phones in "select cities" in the US. VentureBeat shows Duplex - which is used in Google Assistant - in action. From there, details such as the time, number of people, and other specifics are requested by the Assistant. (more...)
A Wreck-It Ralph 2 event is probably coming to Fortnite A Wreck-It Ralph 2 event is probably coming to Fortnite
- November 22, 2018

When is the United Kingdom release date? Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush". (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro launched in India: Price, specs, sale date Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro launched in India: Price, specs, sale date
- November 22, 2018

In the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 1.4-micron pixels, and AI portrait 2.0. Apart from AI-based features such as AI Studio lighting, AI Light trails, AI Portrait 2.0, AI dynamic bokeh, the camera has features such as HDR mode, single tone dual-LED flash, panorama mode, burst mode, and EIS. (more...)
South Africa Xbox One Black Friday Deals Announced South Africa Xbox One Black Friday Deals Announced
- November 22, 2018

While there are Black Friday 2018 discounts to be found all over, most of the guides we've featured below focus on common retailers like Amazon , Walmart , Target , Best Buy , and GameStop . The only drawback is availability, as the bonus points are only available for one day and stock varies by store. Let's face it: trying to find the best Black Friday 2018 deals can be overwhelming. (more...)
Fortnite 'Winter Royale' free tournament to offer $1M in prizes Fortnite 'Winter Royale' free tournament to offer $1M in prizes
- November 22, 2018

Fortnite V6.30 is now live, and with it comes a historical shift in the way the game's most popular mode is played. Fortniters will have the opportunity to record high scores in the online battle royale title, with the highest-scoring players receiving an invite to the finals. (more...)
Honor 10 Lite Goes Official: Features Kirin 710 and Teardrop Notch Honor 10 Lite Goes Official: Features Kirin 710 and Teardrop Notch
- November 22, 2018

Notably, it runs Android 9.0 Pie and comes with dual cameras at the back. Due to this, it has minimal bezels on all four sides, and a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 90 percent. The 24MP selfie shooter boasts of a f/2.0 aperture and offers features like AI beautification and AI portrait mode. The 6GB RAM variant with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 1699 and CNY 1899 respectively. (more...)
Ubisoft Takes a Step Back on Rainbow Six Siege's Censorship Ubisoft Takes a Step Back on Rainbow Six Siege's Censorship
- November 22, 2018

A map that features a casino saw the most dramatic changes, with slot machines being removed and a neon sign of a naked woman replaced with a pointing finger. However, the French company announced yesterday that it will abandon these plans and that it will be reverting all aesthetic changes. Operation Wind Bastion is set to roll out over the next 24 hours onto the Rainbow Six: Siege test server, ahead of its wider release. (more...)
Google $0.99 movie rentals offer Thanksgiving distraction Google $0.99 movie rentals offer Thanksgiving distraction
- November 22, 2018

Google may have just introduced a library of free, ad-supported movies to YouTube, but if you feel like watching something a little more recent than Agent Cody Banks, the company's new Google Play promotion might be a better option. A fairly wide range of audiobooks , ebooks , and TV shows will also be discounted on Thanksgiving, so be sure to spend some time browsing those as well. (more...)