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PUBG Mobile now in Beta update; finally adds Zombie mode PUBG Mobile now in Beta update; finally adds Zombie mode
- January 26, 2019

The game mode is Resident Evil 2-esque and spawns Bosses and Zombies from the game. PUBG Mobile 0.11.0 update comes only days after PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update hit mobile devices globally. Players have long wanted to include PUBG Map Sanhok in the arcade quick match as it is the only map which provides a short match with good loot and full of action. (more...)
LG to unveil G8 ThinQ on eve of MWC 2019 LG to unveil G8 ThinQ on eve of MWC 2019
- January 26, 2019

Mobile World Congress kicks off next month and now LG has released a teaser video for their new gesture based smartphone interface. It doesn't offer up too many details beyond pointing out that LG will be holding a press conference in the lead-up to the main event. (more...)
All Nokia models will get Android Pie before Q2 2019 All Nokia models will get Android Pie before Q2 2019
- January 26, 2019

That being said, HMD planned to update more or less its entire portfolio of handsets to Android 9 Pie by the end of Q2 2019, which seems to be a possibility at this point. A senior HMD Global officer has revealed that smartphones which are yet to be upgraded to the latest major build of Android such as Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus will receive the Android Pie update later this week, while the rest will get it before June comes to an end. (more...)
Verizon’s Visible month-to-month plan hits Android today Verizon’s Visible month-to-month plan hits Android today
- January 26, 2019

You simply just had to bring your iPhone to connect to the network. One of the main draws of Visible is that it's entirely app-based, meaning you don't have to go into carrier stores that are often packed and full of people looking to sell you things you probably don't need. (more...)
Overwatch Seasonal Event | Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019 Overwatch Seasonal Event | Overwatch Lunar New Year 2019
- January 26, 2019

But in return, we get new Overwatch skins as part of the game's annual Lunar New Year event. Check out the new skins in the video and screens below. The inspiration for his latest piece of art comes from the Chinese Folktale "Legend of the White Snake" (白蛇傳), in which a snake turns into a woman because she falls in love, which Demico thought was kind of the opposite of what happened to Widowmaker and her husband. (more...)
A free-to-play version of PUBG has surfaced in Thailand A free-to-play version of PUBG has surfaced in Thailand
- January 26, 2019

Unlike the standard version of the game, PUBG Lite will be free-to-play for its lifetime. It's great to see PUBG Corp making the game more accessible to PC players, but it remains to be seen when PUBG Lite will make it to other markets. (more...)
Multiple Upcoming Apple iPad Models Pass EEC Certification, Expected to Launch Soon Multiple Upcoming Apple iPad Models Pass EEC Certification, Expected to Launch Soon
- January 26, 2019

Otherwise, what Apple may be planning with new iPad models is generally unknown at this point. Since Apple annually refreshes its entry-level iPad with new A-series processors around March, it is highly likely that we see another such refresh for 2019 as well. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Incoming Patch to Adjust Controversial DLC Ending Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Incoming Patch to Adjust Controversial DLC Ending
- January 26, 2019

The dialogue option will be less romance-based for players choosing a non-romantic relationship. At the end of the Shadow Heritage episode, your character has a child from a heterosexual relationship. Luckily, it seems as though Ubisoft listened to all the complaints and has made a decision to change the controversial cutscene to allow for a non-romantic option. (more...)
ANTHEM VIP Demo Immediately Crumbles Under Server Stress ANTHEM VIP Demo Immediately Crumbles Under Server Stress
- January 26, 2019

The Anthem demo has gone up, and every game on EA servers has gone down. "Please try again later". Still, it's a bit surprising to see the servers get bogged down like this. The VIP demo, which began Friday morning and runs through January 27 for players who pre-ordered the game or subscribe to Origin or EA Access, has been experiencing these problems since it became available. (more...)
New sub-$200 Nokia phones are Verizon and Cricket exclusives New sub-$200 Nokia phones are Verizon and Cricket exclusives
- January 26, 2019

The Nokia 3.1 Plus, which first launched in India past year, looks to deliver "maximum entertainment" at an affordable price point. The Nokia 3.1 Plus has a 6-inch HD+ touchscreen with 18:9 aspect ratio, and Cricket's version is powered by the Snapdragon 439 SoC, unlike the global model that has the MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 at the helm. (more...)
Facebook plans to unify infrastructure for Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp Facebook plans to unify infrastructure for Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp
- January 25, 2019

With the project now in the early stages of development, the plan is for Facebook to introduce the switch-up by the end of 2019 or in early 2020. Several WhatsApp employees have left or plan to leave because of Mr. Many employees were not satisfied with the reasoning from Zuckerberg on merging the three services. This has also led to many employees leaving the company. (more...)
Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios Metroid Prime 4 Development Scrapped, Will Be Restarted Alongside Retro Studios
- January 25, 2019

We heard earlier today from Nintendo that the development of the eagerly awaited Metroid Prime 4 hasn't gone to plan and that the game wasn't up to the standard Nintendo expects, so they have made a decision to start again. We did not make this decision lightly. "It will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development progress, and development time will be extensive". (more...)
Moto G7 Family's Full Specifications Accidentally Published on Motorola Website Moto G7 Family's Full Specifications Accidentally Published on Motorola Website
- January 25, 2019

The leak confirms the Moto G7's waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display , along with the reduced bezels on the top, bottom, and sides. However, from what we can understand from the information posted by Motorola, the Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 Play may be available in multiple variations based on the amount of storage . (more...)
Kingdom Hearts 3 can now be pre-loaded on PS4 Kingdom Hearts 3 can now be pre-loaded on PS4
- January 25, 2019

The natural transition feels flawless and will electrify any hype-filled Kingdom Hearts fan. Now, with six days before the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date (January 29th), Square Enix confirmed all the world that would be available in the game. (more...)
New esports league crops up around Farming Simulator 19 New esports league crops up around Farming Simulator 19
- January 25, 2019

In a post on the Farming Simulator website , GIANTS CEO of software and the manager of the esports division, Christian Ammann, talked about how excited their team is to try this on a larger scale. The game has locations based on environments in America and Europe, with players being able to farm, breed livestock, grow crops, and sell produce. GIANTS has dabbled in esports with smaller events and now it's obviously ready to bet big bucks on its game being a competitive success. (more...)
Microsoft's mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings Microsoft's mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings
- January 25, 2019

CNN and Fox News were also deemed as safe. We are totally transparent. Tapping on the icon give the user a definition of the icon's meaning, and a link to see the full details, including whether the outlet uses credible sources, frequently corrects itself, properly differentiates news and opinion, and provides financing and ownership details. (more...)
Bethesda Studios Confirms Fallout 76 Is Not Going Free-To-Play Bethesda Studios Confirms Fallout 76 Is Not Going Free-To-Play
- January 25, 2019

Here's a refresher on everything that's happened so far. Do any of you think that Bethesda should consider making Fallout 76 free to play? Over the last few days, rumours that it had been pulled from shelves at EB Games store lead to speculation that Fallout 76 was going to transition to free to play. (more...)
Anthem Launches In A Month, Here Are Some Demo Dates Anthem Launches In A Month, Here Are Some Demo Dates
- January 25, 2019

Best of all, you don't need a VIP demo code. VIP players can invite three pals to play the early demo with them . Hudson went on to discuss the challenges attached to releasing " Anthem ", acknowledging fans' reactions and skepticism to a possible narrative in an online game, as "the nature" of online multiplayer titles ends up fighting "story agency" as well as the interpersonal relationships between characters. (more...)
Chrome Extension Manifest V3 May Break uBlock Origin Content Blocker Chrome Extension Manifest V3 May Break uBlock Origin Content Blocker
- January 25, 2019

Google may also have a tough time convincing developers the proposed change is merely a security-based decision. If the proposed change goes through, extensions won't be able to block events with this API. Hill isn't the only one voicing his discontent. The only problem is that the same change threatens to affect a number of ad-blocking extensions for Chrome, including uBlock Origin , Ghostery , Adblock Plus , and AdGuard, which have millions of users. (more...)
Here's How Awesome You Can Make Your Aston Martin Valkyrie Look Here's How Awesome You Can Make Your Aston Martin Valkyrie Look
- January 25, 2019

The set of track-only optional parts can be interchanged with the existing road-legal ones, meaning the same auto to be driven with slightly different performances on the road somewhere and on a closed circuit. That same team will also be offering customized versions of the road-going vehicle. Additionally, there are three AMR livery designs to choose from, which can be tailored via Q by Aston Martin - Commission, otherwise known as Aston Martin's bespoke VIP customisation service. (more...)
Land Cruiser Heritage Edition launched in US Land Cruiser Heritage Edition launched in US
- January 25, 2019

Special edition cars can be a bit lame sometimes, but we wouldn't consider the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, honoring six decades of continuous Land Cruiser production and set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show , to be one of them. (more...)
Nintendo Switch destroyed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales Nintendo Switch destroyed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales
- January 25, 2019

For more information about all the great indie games on or coming to Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/nintendo-switch-nindies-hits . Analyst Mat Piscatella wrote in NPD's press release on its report that Sony's PlayStation 4 , Microsoft's Xbox One , and other plug-n-play devices all saw sales gains in 2018 over where they landed in 2017. (more...)
Microsoft Office 365 debuts on Apple app store Microsoft Office 365 debuts on Apple app store
- January 25, 2019

The apps in the suite are used by millions of people worldwide, and the convenience of downloading them and updating the apps from the Mac App Store alongside other apps should be a welcome addition for many users. Word leaked out earlier today (see this Neowin.net story ) that it looked as if the Office 365 applications for Mac would show up in the Store. Microsoft Office has been available on the Mac for years now but it has always been available through Microsoft's website. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) and Galaxy A8 (2018) Gets Android Pie Soon Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) and Galaxy A8 (2018) Gets Android Pie Soon
- January 25, 2019

Instead of starting local manufacturing of these components by 2019-20, the government now wants companies to begin in February 2019 or face import duty, which is almost 11% with a surcharge. The list also includes the timeline for Samsung's tablets. "The Exynos 7 Series 7904 will enable advanced mobile experiences in a broader range of devices with triple-camera support, powerful performance and connectivity", said Rajeev Sethi, Senior Director and Head of Sales and Marketing, Device ... (more...)
Meet the Meizu Zero Meet the Meizu Zero
- January 25, 2019

There is also a novel mSound 2.0 technology that uses the screen and vibrations to create audio, so there is no traditional loudspeaker or earpiece on this gadget. Without no physical buttons, Meizu added "virtual side pressure buttons" for controls. However, the company also didn't disclose the phone's battery capacity and the charging time although it is apparently on par with a conventional cable. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked Images Reveal New Crypto Wallet Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked Images Reveal New Crypto Wallet
- January 25, 2019

Reacting, Twitter users forecast that a mainstream integration of a wallet would force other smartphone manufacturers to copy Samsung to keep their offerings current. This means crypto enthusiasts hoping that the news is real will have to wait until then to see if the leaked images and reports are genuine. The S10 and S10+ are expected to have in-display fingerprint readers, though that remains unclear based on the leaked photos. (more...)
Apple Removes Over 200 People From Autonomous Vehicle Project Apple Removes Over 200 People From Autonomous Vehicle Project
- January 25, 2019

In August 2018, Tesla's former engineering Vice President Doug Field was appointed by Apple to lead team "Titan", and these layoffs have been speculated to be part of a restructuring process under the new leadership. Apple added a former Tesla executive to a leading role on the self-driving vehicle tech team past year, and the staff cut came with internal reorganization. (more...)
Vivo shows the Apex 2019 smartphone concept Vivo shows the Apex 2019 smartphone concept
- January 25, 2019

It's interesting to note that Vivo didn't mention the cameras on board at all. And more precisely, by the prospects of said tech trickling down into the mainstream. As per a teaser video published by Vivo on Monday, the Chinese smartphone maker is expected to showcase its next-generation elevating selfie camera implementation as a part of the Vivo Apex 2019 smartphone. (more...)
Xiaomi Releases Teaser Video of Folding Phone Xiaomi Releases Teaser Video of Folding Phone
- January 23, 2019

Xiaomi has made a foldable device prototype. The Chinese smartphone company also filed documents with Hong Kong's stock exchange operator for an initial public offering that could be the world's biggest share sale in years. As it can be seen in the video, the screen of the phone can be folded from right and left sides. "It is hard to judge the relative benefits of this versus a single fold and it will depend considerably on the user interface that Xiaomi chooses to adopt as it opens ... (more...)
Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 top selfie-quality rankings Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 top selfie-quality rankings
- January 23, 2019

The models that are now leading on the selfie camera scale of DxOMark are the Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with overall scores of 92. However, the top spot is shared by the Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 that both scored 92. Shortly after its release last fall, users took to Twitter, YouTube and chatrooms to complain about how the XS selfie-cam seemed to change skin color and texture. (more...)