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Play Black Ops 4 Blackout For Free For A Week Play Black Ops 4 Blackout For Free For A Week
- January 18, 2019

As announced in the above video, a free trial is coming to Black Ops 4, allowing you to play Blackout without spending a penny. This is not the first time that the global fast-food chain has made its presence known in esports. Black Ops 4's Blackout mode also faces competition from PUBG , which released before the Call of Duty game and has a large player base. Are you a regular Blackout player or thinking of jumping into the game to try it out? This essentially means that it ... (more...)
The Division 2 pre-order beta dated, story trailer sets the scene The Division 2 pre-order beta dated, story trailer sets the scene
- January 18, 2019

If you pre-ordered the standard, ultimate, or gold editions on Xbox One, PS4, or on PC (on Epic Games Store), you are eligible for an invite to The Division 2 private beta. In The Division 2, which is a sharper, cleaner version of the first game , a deadly virus has led to the spread of an epidemic across the world. According to the trailer, they have been successful so far but danger lurks outside city limits. (more...)
Pokemon Dev's PC Game Officially Announced For PS4, Switch, And Xbox One
- January 18, 2019

If you missed the Giga Wrecker on Steam, or just simply didn't have a PC to play it on, you will soon be able to play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch with Giga Wrecker Alt that will bring with it exclusive features like Iron Man mode. (more...)
BMW Unveils 2020 7 Series With Updated Design & Tech BMW Unveils 2020 7 Series With Updated Design & Tech
- January 18, 2019

It is up front where the styling changes are most evident. A set of thinner headlights flanks those big ol' kidneys, and a redesigned front bumper relies more on vertical lines than it used to. It's good for a very limited 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds. As with previous 7s, the new auto continues to be available in normal and long wheelbase variants, with a range of six, eight and twelve cylinder engines, including a plug-in hybrid version that now uses a six-cylinder engine. (more...)
LG may launch a phone with a second screen as an attachment LG may launch a phone with a second screen as an attachment
- January 18, 2019

Here's where things get a bit insane. It's unclear what the handset will look like, as we have no illustrations at this point. Ugly foldable phones, that is . However, it appears that it will be doing this cautiously by adding a second screen via an attachable second screen option - using a flip style case with the second display integrated within. (more...)
Wow! Samsung Galaxy S10+ pictured being used in public, someone's in trouble Wow! Samsung Galaxy S10+ pictured being used in public, someone's in trouble
- January 18, 2019

We expect more information regarding this device to be unveiled by 20 February 2019, so stay tuned to TechNave.com for that. As with any pre-release photo, the mandatory chapstick has been applied to the lens before someone took a photo of this phone. (more...)
Tokyo Disney Hotel Getting Kingdom Hearts Rooms With Keyblade Keys Tokyo Disney Hotel Getting Kingdom Hearts Rooms With Keyblade Keys
- January 18, 2019

The hype is off the charts for Kingdom Hearts III , and even that still feels like we're understating how excited fans are. The rooms are detailed with iconic graphics and mementoes from the series. What are your thoughts on these Kingdom Hearts III-themed rooms at Tokyo Disney Resort? While various games from the franchise are represented, space on the headboards is reserved for designs from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, since that game takes place in a world "submerged in ... (more...)
Fortnite Expedition Outpost Locations for the Season 7, Week 7 Challenge Fortnite Expedition Outpost Locations for the Season 7, Week 7 Challenge
- January 18, 2019

Be warned, there will be an abundance of players at this location for the coming days after the Season 7 Week 7 Challenges go live. Here's everything you need to know about completing it. How would you rank this week's Challenges in comparison to last week's? For this week's hidden location, you're going to need to dive right into the heart of the snow-covered map to uncover the latest freebie. (more...)
Google Hikes G-Suite Productivity Software Pricing For The First Time Ever Google Hikes G-Suite Productivity Software Pricing For The First Time Ever
- January 18, 2019

Why charge more for G Suite? Google will raise prices on G Suite - the company's productivity suite - for the first time ever, according to a corporate blog post on Wednesday . There will also be "local market adjustments for certain regions", Google says . Customers who license G Suite through resellers "should hear from their partners directly", or should reach out proactively to their partners to discuss the changes. (more...)
More than 770 million emails exposed in breach More than 770 million emails exposed in breach
- January 18, 2019

This is when treating the password as case sensitive but the email address as not case sensitive. Click on the image below and notice the open Web browser tab behind his purloined password trove (which is apparently stored at Mega.nz): Troy Hunt's published research on this 773 million Collection #1 . (more...)
Google to acquire $40 million worth of Fossil's smartwatch tech Google to acquire $40 million worth of Fossil's smartwatch tech
- January 18, 2019

Search engine giant Google has officially bought undisclosed Intellectual Property (IP) related to smartwatch technology from Fossil Group Inc. Meanwhile, though part of the Fossil R&D team is moving to Google, Fossil Group is retaining more than 200 R&D team members to focus on innovation and product development, the company said. (more...)
Twitter has acknowledged a bug that revealed Android users’ private tweets Twitter has acknowledged a bug that revealed Android users’ private tweets
- January 18, 2019

Twitter fixed the issue on January 14, but isn't sure how many accounts were affected, so it's recommended that you double check your settings if you're an Android user and want your tweets protected. Now it's Twitter's turn , with the social network acknowledging today an issue affecting the "Protect your Tweets" feature associated with some accounts. (more...)
Did People Replacing Their Batteries Lead to Weak iPhone Sales? Did People Replacing Their Batteries Lead to Weak iPhone Sales?
- January 18, 2019

As we heard from Apple CEO Tim Cook himself , one of the reasons for those unexpected results is the battery replacement program that the company started early 2018. At the time some people thought it was unusual for Cook to include battery replacements in the letter because the argument could further fuel that insane conspiracy theory that says Apple intentionally slows down its iPhones so that users buy new gear. (more...)
Apple could launch two new low-priced iPads in early 2019 Apple could launch two new low-priced iPads in early 2019
- January 18, 2019

Not much to go on, but there has been quite a bit of chatter surrounding the iPad lately, and this does fit in with what analysts such as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo were saying around the end of 2018. As mentioned earlier, the iPad mini 5 is probably not the only entry-level tablet on the docket for 2019. The ultimate goal is to boost sales of Apple's low-cost tablets, which are popular in the education sector. (more...)
Epic Games weaknesses let Check Point hack Fortnite accounts Epic Games weaknesses let Check Point hack Fortnite accounts
- January 18, 2019

A major security flaw in the hit game Fortnite could've allowed a hacker to take over someone's account. Back in October, security firm Zerofox reported that in the space of that month, over 53,000 alerts relating to Fortnite scams on social media had been counted. (more...)
Apple Rumored To Be Changing iPhone Charging Cables Again Apple Rumored To Be Changing iPhone Charging Cables Again
- January 18, 2019

Apple's upcoming 2019 iPhones could feature significantly improved cameras, but might not follow in the footsteps of the company's iPads. That's a significant step up from the 7MP selfie cameras in today's Apple flagships. There's said to be a 10MP selfie camera on the iPhone 11 , which will feature a brand-new sensor that will nearly certainly have better depth-sensing capabilities than the iPhone XS. (more...)
Facebook employees appear to have left 5-star Amazon reviews for Portal Facebook employees appear to have left 5-star Amazon reviews for Portal
- January 18, 2019

The reviews in question were nearly entirely positive, though one seemingly posted by Oren Hafif, a security engineering manager , claimed "the device now lacks support for more apps and uses", but expressed hope that would improve with time. (more...)
PUBG Vikendi Map Xbox One and PS4 Release Date Guide PUBG Vikendi Map Xbox One and PS4 Release Date Guide
- January 18, 2019

Based on the rumors for PUBG Season 5, it is expected that the update will fix lag, latency issues, loot distribution issues on the map along with additional features like FPP driving mode, new vehicles, new weapons and much more. The day has come, where PUBG Mobile players would have to bid Season 4 goodbye as it will be ending this 17 January 2019. Weapons - The new update is also bringing some new skins for the popular weapons in the game including AKM, UMP and Kar98. (more...)
Windows 10’s search bar and Cortana split up on good terms Windows 10’s search bar and Cortana split up on good terms
- January 18, 2019

Microsoft's chief executive has admitted that Cortana isn't being positioned to compete directly with the likes of Alexa or Google Assistant . Microsoft's own Surface Headphones , released late past year, feature Cortana, though intended for a single user rather than the family-serving AI that Alexa and the Google Assistant have evolved into. (more...)
Speed limit feature now showing up in Google Maps for some users
- January 18, 2019

As of July 2017, Maps' speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Considering the distance between them, this is likely not a location-based update, but rather a server-side switch that Google has made a decision to flip (in the USA, at least). (more...)
Facebook’s 10 year challenge Facebook’s 10 year challenge
- January 18, 2019

While these images might have annoyed some people, it has gotten others, who believe that these images could be used by social media giants like Facebook for refining their face recognition system, worried. While this all makes sense however, it's important to note that there is no proof that this is what is happening. The social media giant has since denied the theory replying to a tweet sharing O'Neill's article and insisted Facebook had nothing to do with the meme. (more...)
Sprint launches My Sprint Rewards programme Sprint launches My Sprint Rewards programme
- January 18, 2019

As T-Mobile and Sprint's merger sits on hold during the government shutdown, Sprint has taken a leaf from its future business partner and launched a rewards program. It remains to be seen what other kinds of perks Sprint will offer in the weeks and months to come, or whether the offer of freebies and discounts will entice anyone to switch carriers. (more...)
‘Westworld Mobile’ Lawsuit Settled, Game Begins Shutdown Process ‘Westworld Mobile’ Lawsuit Settled, Game Begins Shutdown Process
- January 17, 2019

Despite the fact that the two groups appeared to come to some sort of settlement agreement and did not announce that the game would be shuttered, it looks like the app has now been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store. Although Warner Bros and Behaviour said the accusations against them were completely baseless, they eventually settled the lawsuit after reaching an unknown agreement with Bethesda. (more...)
You’ll flip for the foldable Motorola Razr smartphone reboot You’ll flip for the foldable Motorola Razr smartphone reboot
- January 17, 2019

However, the upcoming model will feature a foldable screen, not the old flip phone form factor. It will be a foldable phone with a price tag of around $1,500 according to sources. Motorola is planning to revive it's Razr brand which once sat on the throne for one of the most iconic and stylish phones in the market. Its ultra-thin design allowed the device to be marketed as an ultra high-end phone. (more...)
Google Fi launches advanced messaging feature for compatible smartphones Google Fi launches advanced messaging feature for compatible smartphones
- January 15, 2019

Google is bringing a serious update to its Google Fi network by adding Rich Communication Services to its Messages app . This news is big less because of its nature and more because it's about time. Now the tech is coming to the Google Fi network. These include the Google Pixel 3 , Pixel 3 XL , Moto G6 , LG V35 ThinQ and more. For those Fi users who have a compatible Android phone, you will need to install the official Google Messages app in order to activate the RCS ... (more...)
Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s ideal 10 UCLA routine hides heartbreaking past Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s ideal 10 UCLA routine hides heartbreaking past
- January 15, 2019

When she made this decision, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders. After her performance, Ohashi ran towards her team and shared hi5s with her teammates before the ideal scores were revealed and she received big hugs from her team. (more...)
A smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom may be in the works A smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom may be in the works
- January 15, 2019

So we can't be sure if the new 10x optical zoom technology will make its way to the consumers. Why it matters: Oppo's periscope-inspired camera technology could be the next big thing in mobile photography. The assembly uses a prism to bend light by 90 degrees. There are further suggestions that the two phones might have a punch-hole display . It's not clear if the company will launch a commercial device or show off the technology with a prototype device. (more...)
New Mustang Shelby GT500: The fastest and most powerful street-legal Ford New Mustang Shelby GT500: The fastest and most powerful street-legal Ford
- January 15, 2019

Ford says much of the car's body was designed in its motorsport programs North Carolina wind tunnel. The top-pony's double-front grille adds 50% more cooling than the GT350, while wider wings house 20x11-inch wheels at the front and larger 20x11.5-inch wheels at the rear. (more...)
Mom of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games over Orange Justice dance Mom of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games over Orange Justice dance
- January 15, 2019

Epic Games is piling up dance emote lawsuits, the latest of which is from "Random" dance creator Orange Shirt Kid's mom. Orange Shirt Kid submitted the Random dance to Fortnite's BoogieDown dance contest, which had players submitting dances for inclusion in the game. (more...)
Rocket League full cross-platform play is now live Rocket League full cross-platform play is now live
- January 14, 2019

You can try it immediately. Cross-platform play is enabled by default, but if you want to make sure it's turned on (or if you want to turn it off), you can do so by going to Main Menu Options Gameplay and ticking (or unticking) the box labeled Cross-Platform Play. (more...)