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LG G8 ThinQ Leaks Reveal the Upcoming Flagship from every Angle LG G8 ThinQ Leaks Reveal the Upcoming Flagship from every Angle
- February 14, 2019

LG's upcoming flagship, the LG G8 ThinQ has been leaked in the form of renders multiple times in the past and some of its key specifications have surfaced too. The G8 has a similar facade to the V40, with a notched design and somehow still managing to have a rather thick bezel at the top. The camera layout also changes from a vertical setup to a horizontal alignment with a circular fingerprint scanner just below the setup. (more...)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Listed for Nintendo Switch by Gamestop Germany
- February 14, 2019

According to the publication of the store, which at the time of writing this note is still active, Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Switch will arrive on August 16 and the preorder is now available to the European public at a price of €60.77 Euro ($68 Dollars in direct conversion). (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey will get New Game Plus this month Assassin's Creed Odyssey will get New Game Plus this month
- February 14, 2019

You need to be logged in to see it, but on the Ubisoft Club website, the game is clearly listed as coming to the Switch. Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered tells the tale of Connor, one of the many ancestors who fight against the Templars in a quest for freedom. (more...)
Unannounced Nintendo Switch Games To Release This Year?
- February 14, 2019

That's why when Nintendo insider King Zell talked about what could be coming soon in a Direct on ResetEra , we paid attention. Look no further than to one of the biggest gaming forums to see Nintendo Direct speculation threads receive over 9 ,000 messages since Thursday discussing the absence of news. (more...)
The Division 2 open beta has been casually confirmed The Division 2 open beta has been casually confirmed
- February 13, 2019

The free beta weekend will run until March 4th, hopefully giving the developers a few days to put out any last fires before it launches on March 15th. According to stat tracker Githyp , the private beta only managed a peak of 105,000 viewers, well below The Division 1 beta's 149,000 peak. We'll see soon enough, I guess. (more...)
Google release 12 new official themes for the Chrome browser Google release 12 new official themes for the Chrome browser
- February 13, 2019

Unlike numerous third-party themes for Chrome , these come directly from the maker. So this is absolutely worth knowing about. 3rd-party themes are numerous in the Chrome Web Store and come in all colors and variants. Chrome's new themes are positioned right at the top of the main page, so they aren't very hard to find. The themes are compatible with both of Chrome's older and newer UIs, however, some themes might not work as intended on the older pre-v69 user interface. (more...)
New 'Red Dead Online' Update Will Add Anti-Griefing Measures New 'Red Dead Online' Update Will Add Anti-Griefing Measures
- February 13, 2019

With the support of this team and the continuation of interest by the community, Red Dead Online will come out of Beta with steller popularity. Rockstar Games will be implementing a myriad of changes to the Red Dead Online beta in the latest update. (more...)
Google Fi SIM cards are now on sale at Best Buy Google Fi SIM cards are now on sale at Best Buy
- February 13, 2019

Google on Monday announced that you can now purchase a Google Fi SIM card from over 500 Best Buy locations. This is thanks to a partnership between Google and Best Buy where these SIM cards will be available in over 500 stores across the U.S. (more...)
February 13, 2019 Nintendo Direct confirmed February 13, 2019 Nintendo Direct confirmed
- February 13, 2019

Reportedly, tomorrow's Direct will include news on a Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Switch, and possibly, a Super Mario Maker 2 announcement. We could also learn more about Luigi's Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing , both of which are heading to the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Google refreshes right-click menu options in Gmail Google refreshes right-click menu options in Gmail
- February 13, 2019

The new right-click menu allows users to open multiple emails in new windows at the same time, quickly add a label to an email or move an email. Now, the right click drop down menu has pretty much everything the top bar has and a few extra features. (more...)
'Pokemon Go' Adds New Snapshot Feature 'Pokemon Go' Adds New Snapshot Feature
- February 13, 2019

You'll be able to find it when you look at a specific Pokemon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items. Inspired by the photos taken by Pokemon GO players with the AR+ feature, the new GO Snapshot feature lets players take a picture of any Pokemon . (more...)
Apple's Holding a Surprise Event on March 25, Here's What to Expect Apple's Holding a Surprise Event on March 25, Here's What to Expect
- February 13, 2019

Apple's next big event could be right around the corner if a sketchy new report is to be believed. On the other hand, you probably shouldn't expect any physical products to be unveiled at the event. Over the past few months, rumors have suggested that Apple will embrace USB-C chargers with its yet-to-be-released devices, which would mean consumers would have to dump all their old cables in favor of the new charging standard. (more...)
Sony's Shawn Layden explains E3 2019 absence Sony's Shawn Layden explains E3 2019 absence
- February 13, 2019

But looking between the lines sees Sony pushing for its own event where the PlayStation platform is front and center. Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden recently told Game Informer that cross-play, which is now in beta on PlayStation 4, is open to all developers and that there "isn't any gating factor" to it. (more...)
Apple won’t switch to USB-C for 2019 iPhones Apple won’t switch to USB-C for 2019 iPhones
- February 13, 2019

Similarly, the company's controversial 5W charger has been included in the box for years and, according to the same report, 2019 will be no different. However, thanks to Apple's modern design which comes down to smaller bezels, the new iPhone SE could have almost the same dimensions as the current model, but with improved screen estate. (more...)
Android Things to become an OEM platform for smart speakers, smart displays Android Things to become an OEM platform for smart speakers, smart displays
- February 13, 2019

Google makes it clear that products in those categories will continue to receive Android Things support. However, Google also develops platforms for different devices under the Android brand, including Android TV for smart TVs and Android Things for Internet-of-things (IoT) applications and devices. (more...)
Reserve your Galaxy S10 now and receive it by March 8 Reserve your Galaxy S10 now and receive it by March 8
- February 13, 2019

This is unlikely to be much of a surprise considering this is a new Samsung Galaxy S device, but the reserve page also seems to largely confirm the device will be sold unlocked, as well as made available through all the major carriers in the U.S., including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. (more...)
OnePlus will show off a prototype of its 5G flagship at MWC OnePlus will show off a prototype of its 5G flagship at MWC
- February 13, 2019

Currently, it's impossible to state the specifications of this upcoming handset, but considering OnePlus close bonds with Qualcomm , it seems reasonable to assume that the Snapdragon 855 will be included in the package alongside the Snapdragon X50 Modem in order to grant 5G network capabilities. (more...)
Apex Legends Quickly Surpasses Fortnite Apex Legends Quickly Surpasses Fortnite
- February 12, 2019

He dealt 5,376 damage in a period of 18 minutes and 11 seconds, and amassed 33 solo kills in total. Users select a player character and are dropped into a sandbox environment, where they have to scavenge materials and battle other players to survive. (more...)
Moto Z3 Play in the United States officially gets Android 9 Pie update Moto Z3 Play in the United States officially gets Android 9 Pie update
- February 12, 2019

What REALLY intrigues is that this phone is being released in the Indian market within weeks of the price of the Moto One Power being slashed to Rs 14,999, which is just a notch above that offered by Mahesh Telecom. The new features include Adaptive battery , Adaptive brightness, Quick settings improvements, Redesigned Settings app and more. Longer battery life is also something you will notice once you have upgraded to Android Pie . (more...)
Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019 Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019
- February 12, 2019

The original Microsoft HoloLens launched in 2016, purely as an enterprise-focused device retailing for $3,000 Dollars. Microsoft is nearly certain to announce the long-awaited HoloLens V2 at Mobile World Congress 2019 on the 24th February , and the big question on everyone's mind will be how they solved the Field of View issue which has dogged the handset's reputation since its 2016 launch. (more...)
Donald Trump to sign executive order advancing artificial intelligence strategy Donald Trump to sign executive order advancing artificial intelligence strategy
- February 12, 2019

The measure is little more than symbolic. Experts in the field of artificial intelligence have expressed growing concern that China is advancing plans for global AI dominance, and that the US needs to catch up. Trump's EO focuses on maintaining the country's research and development on cutting-edge technology to benefit Americans. Artificial intelligence is seen as a way to generate advancements across multiple fields, from defense to health care to transportation. (more...)
Apple AirPods 2 will look the same
- February 11, 2019

According to an inside source, the new AirPods 2 will look nearly identical to their predecessors but will carry some under-the-hood changes like better bass response and will include additional health-related tech such as a heart rate sensor. (more...)
Activision-Blizzard reportedly planning hundreds of job-cuts Activision-Blizzard reportedly planning hundreds of job-cuts
- February 11, 2019

According to Bloomberg, the layoffs are part of a restructuring to centralise functions and boost profit - following their November conference call past year where they stated how major titles, like Overwatch and Hearthstone , were seeing declining numbers. (more...)
Trump to Sign Artificial Intelligence Order
- February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump is directing federal agencies to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), multiple outlets have reported. Establish standards: It will direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standards that foster the development of "reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems". (more...)
Fitbit has launched two fitness trackers but you can't buy them Fitbit has launched two fitness trackers but you can't buy them
- February 11, 2019

Fitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it's the way it's being made available that's the biggest difference. It also has different exercise modes, cardio fitness levels, and pace and distance monitoring that works with a phone's Global Positioning System. The Inspire HR comes in three colour variants: black, lilac and white/black. (more...)
Google Maps AR navigation feature now available for some users Google Maps AR navigation feature now available for some users
- February 11, 2019

While navigation by way of Google Maps is, for the most part, a smooth process for pedestrians, there's usually an awkward moment of failed orientation when you first start the feature and try and line yourself up with the little blue dot. (more...)
Google plans to give the Pixel 4 this 2018 Apple iPhone feature Google plans to give the Pixel 4 this 2018 Apple iPhone feature
- February 11, 2019

The Google Pixel 3 series of smartphone may have been out on the market for less than six months, but that isn't stopping the search engine from marching forward with the development of its successor. The Googler seems to suggest that this year's Pixel phones , which will run on Android Q , of course, will have DSDS dual SIM functionality. It's not clear if Google is planning to use DSDA or DSDS for the Pixel 4, though the former is probably more likely. (more...)
The next Google Chrome version may come with these new features The next Google Chrome version may come with these new features
- February 11, 2019

Aside from appearing in pop-up menus, Chrome's dark mode is also reportedly absent from the rest of the app - if a proper dark mode for Google's Android browser does go ahead, it's expected that its regular menus, address bar and navigation section will also receive the night mode treatment. (more...)
Subaru Legacy Debuts With Fresh Look, Big Screen Subaru Legacy Debuts With Fresh Look, Big Screen
- February 11, 2019

Unlike the Honda and Toyota mid-size vehicle competitors, this 11.6-inch screen (standard on only the Premium, Sport, and Limited trims) is oriented vertically and dominates the entire area above the gear shift. Those seat heaters now have three levels, rather than two, and the heating elements now extend up to the shoulders. "In another Legacy first, the 2020 model offers a Front View Monitor", the automaker said. (more...)
AT&T won't let Verizon have its moment in the 5G limelight AT&T won't let Verizon have its moment in the 5G limelight
- February 11, 2019

Recall, however, that the Snapdragon 855 used for the demonstration should equip the future Samsung Galaxy S10 in the United States during its expected release for Spring 2019. It must sound like a bit of an echo, but during the first six months of 2019, AT&T will bolster its 5G devices line-up with a Samsung smartphone. The rapid development and rigorous work that went into next year's round of 5G network deployments were a big theme here at Tech Summit day 1, and it's not hard to see ... (more...)