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Joseph Seed Will Return In Far Cry New Dawn Joseph Seed Will Return In Far Cry New Dawn
- December 08, 2018

Do you believe this leaked cover for Far Cry: New Dawn is real? On this return trip to Montana, players will be tasked with hunting for resources, upgrading their new base, embarking on cross-country expeditions, and cobbling together makeshift weaponry. (more...)
Google launches AI-driven audio news feed Google launches AI-driven audio news feed
- December 08, 2018

Looking forward to getting to use it yourself? To help with this, the Google News Initiative provided funding to a number of news organizations, such as KQED and McClatchy, to support building out more audio capabilities for the industry as a whole. (more...)
Persona 5's Joker Will Be Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Persona 5's Joker Will Be Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC
- December 07, 2018

Sadly, Nintendo didn't have anything else to reveal about the new character - no in game footage, no screenshots and no hints. Ultimate DLC character has been announced. Ultimate . Enjoy the video and don't forget to subscribe to TheGamer for more Super Smash Bros . content! This character is Piranha Plant. Each DLC pack will be solid individually and includes a character, stage, and music. (more...)
Citizens Can't Afford New Cuban 3G Service Citizens Can't Afford New Cuban 3G Service
- December 07, 2018

But a Cuban 3G service launching soon might be too expensive for citizens (via The Independent ). Mayra Arevich, the president of Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. President Barack Obama declared detente in 2014 to expand internet access for the Cubans. Government officials and foreign businesspeople could use their mobiles anywhere to access the 3G network in recent years, though not always reliably. (more...)
Google is shutting down its Allo messaging service Google is shutting down its Allo messaging service
- December 07, 2018

Messages is getting or has gotten most of Allo's best features and will continue to see major development. This has been conveyed through an official blogpost by the company and those users who wish to export their chat history will be able to do so till then. (more...)
Microsoft confirms Edge switch to Chromium, Windows 7, 8 and macOS support Microsoft confirms Edge switch to Chromium, Windows 7, 8 and macOS support
- December 07, 2018

Microsoft intends to contribute features back to the open-source implementation of Chromium in areas where the company has done some differentiating work, such as around browser accessibility, touch optimization, and work around optimizing Chromium for ARM, company officials said. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s announcer provides the game’s overview Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s announcer provides the game’s overview
- December 06, 2018

Ultimate will include every single fighter ever featured in the series' almost two-decade run, making it one of the biggest crossover events in gaming history. Newly announced characters for Ultimate also feature, including Inkling, Ridley, King K. Rool, and Piranha Plant. Alongside the bundle, Super Smash Bros . (more...)
Samsung pushing out Galaxy Note9 Android Pie-based One UI Samsung pushing out Galaxy Note9 Android Pie-based One UI
- December 06, 2018

Registrations were open last week for the Galaxy Note9 One UI beta , based off of Android 9 Pie . "The program is available for participants in China, France, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, Spain, UK, and USA", Samsung says. After the installation process is finished, consumers will be required to press enroll this device in the beta program button. This is the second time Samsung has radically changed the design language of its UI and the name. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8S smartphone gets WiFi certification Samsung Galaxy A8S smartphone gets WiFi certification
- December 06, 2018

U.S. telecom carrier Verizon and Samsung have announced to jointly launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the U.S. in the first half of 2019. Its getting closer – the Huawei nova 4 will be unveiled on December 17 , but has been spotted in the wild several times already. A 3,400mAh non-removable battery is also rumored, and it will be interesting to see what version of Android will ship on the phone, will it be Android 8.1 Oreo, or Android 9 Pie with Samsung's all-new ... (more...)
O2 network outage: Millions of customers hit by technical fault O2 network outage: Millions of customers hit by technical fault
- December 06, 2018

Some voice calls are getting through but all 4G and SMS services are completely jiggered. Our technical teams are investigating. If you spent this morning freaking out you'd used up your data allowance and tried desperately to call O2 to give them a piece of your mind, you're not alone. (more...)
New Far Cry game teaser released, shows post-apocalyptic setting New Far Cry game teaser released, shows post-apocalyptic setting
- December 06, 2018

Just a few moments ago, the publisher released a new teaser trailer for what seems to be a new Far Cry game entirely. Something to look forward to: Fans of Ubisoft's Far Cry series will be pleased to hear that the company is already working on the franchise's latest entry, and it could be fully revealed at The Game Awards tomorrow. (more...)
Bethesda's attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers' PID Bethesda's attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers' PID
- December 06, 2018

According to Bethesda's dev team, the update is meant to "address a service issue", but whilst the game is planned to be down for just two hours, it could very well take longer. Bethesda has confirmed that they will not be providing patch notes following today's downtime. We're talking mailing addresses, email addresses, and credit card numbers. (more...)
Google's chat plans: Kill Allo, upgrade Duo and invest in Messages
- December 06, 2018

After the company announced Allo development had been "paused" back in April , a new report claims the app will be completely discontinued. It'll someday bring powerful RCS messaging services to most of us. "Given Messages' continued momentum, we've made a decision to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages", Klainer wrote on Thursday. It'll keep its Duo video calling service around for the foreseeable future, though. (more...)
Nokia 7.1 up for pre-orders in India; Price, offers and more Nokia 7.1 up for pre-orders in India; Price, offers and more
- December 06, 2018

The smartphone is part of the Google's Android One initiative and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. Nokia has had a lot of success in India with the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 8 and so on. -The new Nokia 8 .1 features slightly bigger notch similar to the one seen on an iPhone X. Nokia 8 (2018) sports a 6.18-inch full HD+ notched display with a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels and the company's own PureDisplay technology, which converts SDR video to HDR in real time. (more...)
BT rejects Huawei's 5G network infrastructure bid in the UK BT rejects Huawei's 5G network infrastructure bid in the UK
- December 05, 2018

The statement from BT has come amid comments made by the chief of Britain's foreign intelligence services this week that 5G reliance on Chinese technology was something the United Kingdom government needed to discuss. This latest blow for Huawei will also see the firm excluded from bidding for contracts to supply equipment for use in BT's core 5G network, although BT will continue to use the firm's kit in "benign" parts of its network, such as equipment on masts. (more...)
Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed
- December 05, 2018

Chevrolet just pulled the covers off of its 2020 Silverado HD , and the new truck boasts incredible power numbers, an all-new body and one scary-looking grill. With steps already integrated into the rear bumper, bed access will be easier than ever, from all angles and positions. Standard will be an all-new gasoline V-8 with direct injection mated to a six-speed automatic transmission , while the optional powertrain will be the turbo-diesel Duramax V-8 engine mated to a new Allison ... (more...)
Microsoft pokes fun at iPads in Surface Go holiday ad Microsoft pokes fun at iPads in Surface Go holiday ad
- December 05, 2018

Of course, the reasons the girl gives are hardly convincing, but that's not really the goal of the ad anyway. "Grandma, don't run out and buy an iPad". This is advertising, after all, and the overarching message is clearly more important than specific details. This isn't the first time Microsoft has taken a swipe at iPads in its Surface commercials, and Apple has even fired back with its "What's a computer" ad . (more...)
Google removes two Cheetah Mobile, Kika apps after ad fraud allegation Google removes two Cheetah Mobile, Kika apps after ad fraud allegation
- December 05, 2018

After internal investigation, Google has reportedly confirmed that it has removed two of the apps from the list- CM File Manager and Kika Keyboard . The developer Cheetah Mobile has defended itself by saying that it has no control over the companies that provide the advertisements included in the app, but it is still hard to believe that it did not know anything, given that it is clear how it could make a considerable profit from the situation. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Unveiled With 5G Modem, Improved AI Performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC Unveiled With 5G Modem, Improved AI Performance
- December 05, 2018

Qualcomm, hosting its annual tech conference this week, has brought partners like Samsung, Verizon and AT&T to talk up their plans for 5G devices in 2019. Specifically, it'll offer multi-gigabit 5G in addition to 4G LTE support, says Qualcomm. Qualcomm today took the wraps off of the Snapdragon 855 , its newest flagship mobile chipset. (more...)
Red Dead 2 Online's Economy Isn't Right, Rockstar Admits; Updates Coming Soon Red Dead 2 Online's Economy Isn't Right, Rockstar Admits; Updates Coming Soon
- December 04, 2018

Guns cost more, clothes cost more, medicine costs more, food costs more - everything feels expensive when compared to the single player mode of Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Online was developed so that Rockstar would be able to go in and make quick adjustments based on player feedback. The in-game economy has come under some fire recently. (more...)
Pokemon GO PvP Will Arrive In December 2018 Pokemon GO PvP Will Arrive In December 2018
- December 04, 2018

We also went hands-on with a demo version of these battles , which now don't have a firm release date-though they are set to arrive in Pokemon Go soon. In addition to the Fast Attacks and Charged Attacks that can already be used in other types of battles in the game, players will be able to unlock an additional Charged Attack by using Stardust and Candy. (more...)
PowerPoint and Skype to Get Live Captions, Subtitles PowerPoint and Skype to Get Live Captions, Subtitles
- December 04, 2018

We're all pretty used to subtitles for movies and TV shows - even if we don't need them, they can prove useful - and Microsoft has now added this feature to Skype . You have the option of enabling captions for a single call or for all calls. This innovative new feature provides captions and subtitles for presentations in real-time. (more...)
Microsoft to kill Edge browser on Windows 10 soon Microsoft to kill Edge browser on Windows 10 soon
- December 04, 2018

However, due to a plethora of bugs and instability, Windows 10 users never lapped it up in the same manner as Google's Chrome. It also means that after a long and bitter browser war between Microsoft and Google, Microsoft might be finally waving the white flag and turning to Google as a partner rather than an enemy. (more...)
Samsung launching punch-hole display phone first Samsung launching punch-hole display phone first
- December 04, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is priced at Rs 69,990. Would you mind that small hole for the selfie camera in the top left corner? Huawei will also kick start its offline presence with Croma for the Mate 20 Pro. Additionally, it offers 3D Face Unlock support as well. The phone is expected to arrive with Huawei's Kirin 980 processor as well as 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. (more...)
Starbreeze CEO resigns as studio files for reconstruction after Starbreeze CEO resigns as studio files for reconstruction after "shortfall of cash"
- December 04, 2018

Starbreeze end the statement with the news that Bo Andersson will leave his position as CEO and Andersson and Kristofer Arwin have resigned from the Starbreeze Board of Directors. With Overkill's The Walking Dead yet to make its debut on consoles, things are looking rather bleak for the studio's owner, Starbreeze. In addition to first-person shooters, including Payday: The Heist and Payday 2 , Starbreeze has also entered the VR market with StarVR . (more...)
Apple Won't Launch a 5G iPhone Until 2020 Apple Won't Launch a 5G iPhone Until 2020
- December 04, 2018

Apple no longer has the luxury of waiting on the sidelines a full year before jumping on the 5G bandwagon but it may not have a choice due to supplier issues. The company's ongoing feud with 5G chipmaker Qualcomm (which will show off 5G this week at a conference in Hawaii) may also be a factor, the report noted, since Intel won't have chips ready for the 2019 iPhones. (more...)
Google's December security patch improves Pixel 3 memory management issue Google's December security patch improves Pixel 3 memory management issue
- December 04, 2018

But Google has announced on Monday that it will be broadening the eSIM support to more wireless carriers around the globe. If you are in the United States, support is coming to Sprint "in the coming months". To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, we're also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones. (more...)
AirPods 2 with wireless charging case coming only in 2019 AirPods 2 with wireless charging case coming only in 2019
- December 04, 2018

Though Apple's AirPods were initially mocked due to a somewhat funky design, demand for the company's wireless earbuds has continued to grow impressively with each passing month. "We believe that there is a greater likelihood of legacy iPhone users buying AirPods than upgrading to new iPhone models", Kuo writes, according to the note from TF International Securities seen by Business Insider. (more...)
Battlefield V Update to Boost Ray Tracing Performance up to 50 Percent Battlefield V Update to Boost Ray Tracing Performance up to 50 Percent
- December 04, 2018

This Chapater 1: Overture update brings a new map, War Story, practice range, and company gear, all free for every player on PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC. They finally revealed a practice range that will allow gamers to test weapons out before jumping into multiplayer lobbies. All of this will come in an update tomorrow so make sure you're platform of choice is ready to download it in order to continue playing online. (more...)
Fortnite season 7 tease hints at new skins and skiing Fortnite season 7 tease hints at new skins and skiing
- December 04, 2018

You've still got a few more days to complete the Season 6 challenges before it ends on December 6. With the holiday season upon us, a lot of gamers have been hoping that Fortnite will bring some winter weather to the island. It's going to be a big week for Epic's battle royale game Fortnite . Of course, the fact that Fortnite Season 7 and the event fall on the same day could purely be a coincidence. (more...)