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Valve Says It's 'Unfair' That Metro Exodus Is Exclusive To Epic Store Valve Says It's 'Unfair' That Metro Exodus Is Exclusive To Epic Store
- January 29, 2019

Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver. As another outcome of Epic's more developer-friendly revenue terms, Deep Silver is selling the PC version of Metro Exodus in the United States for $50-$10 cheaper than the usual $60 price tag most new releases carry. (more...)
Apple plans 'Netflix for games' subscription service, report claims
- January 29, 2019

But the long-rumored Apple auto seems all but dead. This service is reportedly early in development, and as Cheddar states, Apple could abandon the project at any time. Cheddar report also mentioned that Apple even discussed with some game developers to become publisher of the game and take care of the distribution, marketing, and other related costs. (more...)
Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ film ahead of Chinese New Year Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ film ahead of Chinese New Year
- January 29, 2019

With all three new iPhone models available for most of the quarter, we have a clearer picture of their relative sales. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone XS is the least popular of the three new iPhones in 2018, with iPhone XS Max selling more than twice as much, and the iPhone XR selling more than the iPhone XS Max. (more...)
AMD's latest driver adds optimisations for Resident Evil 2 Remake AMD's latest driver adds optimisations for Resident Evil 2 Remake
- January 29, 2019

Spoiler warning, if you have not completed either Leon's or Claire's campaign. However, I expect it to be the one who shoots William Burkin. Though we don't have an exact quote, rough translation finds that fans will need to speak up if they want more remakes. (more...)
Microsoft Retiring a Windows Media Player Feature on Older Windows Versions Microsoft Retiring a Windows Media Player Feature on Older Windows Versions
- January 29, 2019

Windows Latest found a support page that tells the whole story - specifically that Microsoft is crippling the metadata lookup service on all versions of Windows Media Center and all versions of Windows Media Player. Malware can spread much more easily on obsolete platforms, warns security body. As Windows 7 hurtles towards its end of life date (January 14 2020), it looks like Microsoft is beginning to strip features from the ageing operating system, and it has now removed a key feature ... (more...)
Redmi X launch date is February 15th, leaked poster claims
- January 29, 2019

Redmi Note 5 Pro, which supports microSD card, comes in two variants of 4GB RAM+64GB storage priced at Rs 14,999 and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage at Rs 16,999. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery and runs on Snapdragon 636 processor. This awesome masterpiece was launched in China a while ago with fabulous features such as a 48-megapixel rear Samsung GM1 camera sensor along with 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage options- a welcome feature for the selfie crazed generation of today. (more...)
IPhone FaceTime bug lets you listen in on someone before they answer IPhone FaceTime bug lets you listen in on someone before they answer
- January 29, 2019

Folks have confirmed it is possible to call someone via FaceTime, and secretly listen in on their device's microphone before they accept or reject a call. Apple announced the feature last summer, but then removed it from early test versions of its iOS 12 operating system. In a statement to BuzzFeed News , a representative from Apple said that the company is "aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 launched Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 launched
- January 28, 2019

The Galaxy M20 will be priced at Rs 12,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant, while the 3GB+32GB variant will cost Rs 10,990. Galaxy M30 may come with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage options with 4GB RAM. As for the camera configuration, the device features a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary, ultra-wide sensor. (more...)
Apple is reportedly planning a Netflix-like game subscription service
- January 28, 2019

About games, specifically, Cheddar's sources say Apple started quietly talking about its plan with developers in the second half of 2018. Apple's own video streaming service has been rumored for quite some time now. If you are not a Game Pass member, you can become one from Microsoft here . If Apple acted like a publisher for games sold through a subscription, the site notes, "it could entice developers to create exclusive games for the service by undercutting the fees they would ... (more...)
IOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models IOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models
- January 28, 2019

A report last week found running ioS 12 had recently received certification from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). He also explains that the iPads referenced do not have Face ID, leading him to speculate that these may very well be new iPad Minis. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20: Quick Hands-on
- January 28, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy M10 could reportedly be available in 3GB of RAM/ 32GB storage and 2GB of RAM/16GB storage options. Ahead of launching the new Galaxy M series-Galaxy M10 and M20- smartphones in India, Samsung has launched its new processor in the Exynos 7 series in the form of Exynos 7904. (more...)
More information on the Nokia 1 Plus appears online More information on the Nokia 1 Plus appears online
- January 28, 2019

Brightened up, you can see that there's four lenses shown (and a flash), which very neatly fits the penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView rumours we've seen previously. However, that not might be the only smartphone which is HMD Global is going to bring to the stage. But the phone is said to come with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. (more...)
Big Apple Layoffs Pump Brakes on Its Autonomous Cars Big Apple Layoffs Pump Brakes on Its Autonomous Cars
- January 28, 2019

In addition to the layoffs, it also appears that a number of additional employees working in Apple's auto program, known as Project Titan , have been reassigned to other departments in the company. Cupertino's experts will no doubt focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the payoff for production-ready software for cars a decade or more away may have been too long for CEO Tim Cook, who for the first time in more than a decade had to cut the company's quarterly revenue ... (more...)
Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Gives an Overview of New Gameplay Features Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Gives an Overview of New Gameplay Features
- January 28, 2019

The game's title screen includes an unusual button prompt labelled "before you stream". The copyright is held by The Walt Disney Company and a collaboration of authors representing The Walt Disney Company. At the time of this writing, there are more than a thousand people watching 88 streams of the game on Twitch. Would it be any different if the game had launched last month in Japan? In order to view the Kingdom Hearts III secret movie, players will have to take in-game photos of what are ... (more...)
Android Q Code Points to Native Facial Unlock Feature From Google
- January 28, 2019

But more importantly, Android Q's facial recognition system will reportedly also allow users to log in to certain apps and services as well as authorise payments, aside from just unlocking their smartphone - an expected side-effect of a native, Google-defined process. (more...)
Nokia 1 Plus leak render surfaced online with specs sheet and more
- January 28, 2019

Recently, the rumor mill speculated that this device is an entry-level model, inferring that it may be an upgraded version of the Nokia 1 which was announced in February 2018. The Nokia 1 Plus will come with a screen resolution of 480x960 pixels, well it is not a drastic change from the original Nokia 1. The leaked renders then reveal that the Nokia 1 Plus will come with a very basic design with a single rear and front camera, thick bezels on the front and more. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M series launch event Samsung Galaxy M series launch event
- January 28, 2019

Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 expected prices As far as the prices are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy M10 (2GB of RAM/16GB) is expected to be priced at Rs 7,990 while the 3GB of RAM/ 32GB storage variant could cost Rs 8,990. The Galaxy M20 will likely have a bigger 6.3-inch display with full HD+ resolution, and the Infinity V notch design as well. Targeted to the young Millenials, Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 will be the foremost devices from Samsung to pack a notched display. (more...)
Redmi Note 7 with 128GB storage could launch this week in China
- January 28, 2019

Called the "Mi Days", the sale has kickstarted today and will continue till January 30. Apart from the existing RAM and storage editions of the phone, unreleased variants such as 4GB RAM+128GB storage and 6GB RAM+128GB storage were also included in the poll. (more...)
Subnautica’s standalone expansion Below Zero enters PC early access next week Subnautica’s standalone expansion Below Zero enters PC early access next week
- January 28, 2019

Below Zero does not require the original Subnautica to play, and will be available for $19.99 on Steam , Epic Games Store and Discord. " Below Zero is not finished ". "We make better games when we make them with you". Unknown Worlds wants to bring the standalone expansion to Xbox One and PS4 and may go through the Xbox Game Preview service on Xbox One. (more...)
China's Xiaomi unveils its new foldable smartphone China's Xiaomi unveils its new foldable smartphone
- January 28, 2019

Samsung took a ton of time to develop the Galaxy F, and a recent marketing push from the company had a clear message that the phone delivers several breakthrough innovations. Xiaomi's device now joins in the foldable smartphone race along with prototype devices from Samsung, Chinese company Royole, and rumored devices from Huawei and Lenovo. (more...)
YouTube will move to stop suggesting conspiracy videos YouTube will move to stop suggesting conspiracy videos
- January 28, 2019

YouTube is now making efforts to curb that problem by changing the way it recommends videos to users (via The New York Times ). "To be clear, this will only affect recommendations of what videos to watch, not whether a video is available on YouTube ", the blog post continues . (more...)
Mobile launches 'first-ever' 600 MHz hotspot
- January 28, 2019

As silly as the name may sound, this could actually be a useful tool for those in rural areas who rely on T-Mobile's 600 MHz LTE for a more consistent mobile data connection. It costs US$72 (or finance it) and data plans start at US$10/month for 2GB of data, all the way up to US$85/month for 22GB of data. When you've got a mobile hotspot device, you don't have to drain your smartphone's battery to get your other devices online. (more...)
Mobile Us (TMUS) Target Price Boosted to $91.00 at BTIG Research Mobile Us (TMUS) Target Price Boosted to $91.00 at BTIG Research
- January 28, 2019

Shifting the focus to the current fiscal year EPS estimate, the number is now 3.33. T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) Fundamentals that are to be considered. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TMUS. Arrow Financial Corp acquired a new position in shares of T-Mobile Us during the third quarter worth about $175,000. (more...)
Google I/O 2019 Event Date And Venue Revealed Google I/O 2019 Event Date And Venue Revealed
- January 27, 2019

Google has inadvertently announced that it will continue the trend of holding its annual I/O conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. "The Google Developers Twitter account tweeted out "#io19 is on the horizon..." with a cryptic missive, and the race was on. Inside, it is said to come with Android Pie , Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 670 octa-core CPU, Adreno 615 GPU, 32GB storage, 4GB RAM and a 2,915mAh battery, which is enough to keep the phone running for a ... (more...)
Metro Exodus Character and Creature Art Revealed Metro Exodus Character and Creature Art Revealed
- January 27, 2019

Today 4A Games announced Metro Exodus' PC spec requirements, and they're pretty beefy. To get 60fps or anything higher than 1080p, you'll need Windows 10 and your PC will need to at least be running on an Intel Core i7 processor . That said, to get it you need an RTX 2080TI; 16 GB of RAM and a processor like the Intel Core I9-9900K. 4A Games has brought the Metro series a long way from cult hit to one of the most highly anticipated games of 2019 . (more...)
Gun Rush matchmaking improvements made, Gold Bars handed out Gun Rush matchmaking improvements made, Gold Bars handed out
- January 27, 2019

Red Dead Online is getting tweaks to its matchmaking in the battle royale mode Gun Rush . There's still no word on when the rest of the updates following this weekend's will come out in the so called "Title Change", but Rockstar said it should be sometime in the next few months. (more...)
DeepMind’s AI Beats Professional Starcraft II Players
- January 26, 2019

What makes it such a significant milestone is the complexity of StarCraft II . AlphaStar first took on TLO , a top Zerg player, in a Protoss mirror matchup back in December 12, 2018. "Games can also take anywhere up to one hour to complete, meaning actions taken early in the game may not pay off for a long time". It beat Dario " TLO " Wünsch and then tested its skills against MaNa . (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Go smartphone launching soon, full specs leak online Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Go smartphone launching soon, full specs leak online
- January 26, 2019

Currently, there is only one smartphone from Xiaomi that has a 48MP camera , which is the Redmi Note 7. Finally, Xiaomi India has confirmed that it's going to bring a 48MP camera smartphone to the sub-continent, which of course, will be the Redmi Note 7 . (more...)
Apple's next-gen AirPods may respond to hands-free Siri voice commands Apple's next-gen AirPods may respond to hands-free Siri voice commands
- January 26, 2019

Since late 2016 when Apple released the first generation of wireless earbuds, the AirPods have continued to accrue positive reviews. Let's see some more details on the matter. As long as your iPhone is nearby (even if it's in your pocket), you can ask Siri to answer questions and get information for you hands-free. The first beta of iOS 12.2 has revealed the Hey Siri' setup interface which gave room to the news. (more...)
‘Fortnite’ Week 8 Secret Battle Star Banner Location & Snowfall Loading Screen ‘Fortnite’ Week 8 Secret Battle Star Banner Location & Snowfall Loading Screen
- January 26, 2019

The mysterious hatch is located in Wailing Woods, while the giant rock lady is on top of a hill towards Lonely Lodge and the precarious flatbed is hanging on the map. Building 250 structures for another Five Battle Stars and XP. Just 3 eliminations is all you need. Deal (?) damage while in the passenger seat of a vehicle -? For the first stage of this challenge, visit Paradise Palms and Salty Springs in a single match. (more...)