Technology


Octopath Traveler prequel/spin-off announced for mobile Octopath Traveler prequel/spin-off announced for mobile
- March 08, 2019

This format mirrors the distinct campaigns that were tied to Octopath Traveler's cast of heroes. The game will be a free-to-play single-player RPG for iOS and Android and will include micro-transactions. There's no word from Square Enix yet if the game will be coming west or not, but most of Square Enix's mobile games do come over, and seeing Octopath Traveler's commercial success worldwide, there's no reason why it wouldn't. (more...)
More foldable smartphones are reportedly on the way from Samsung More foldable smartphones are reportedly on the way from Samsung
- March 08, 2019

In brief: Despite a price tag that's close to $2000, Samsung expects there will be plenty of people ready to buy its Galaxy Fold device when it arrives next month. Apple is rumored to introduce triple cameras with its 2019 flagship. It is thinner without an extra screen. It works even when your hands are wet or dirty. (more...)
EA isn't hosting a press conference at E3 2019 EA isn't hosting a press conference at E3 2019
- March 08, 2019

Electronic Arts is skipping a press conference for this year's EA Play in favor of featuring first hands-on with upcoming games and livestreams from content creators, according to a news update Thursday. EA has revealed that it won't have a press conference this year at E3, but instead will have multiple live streams to showcase their games. It is beyond boring, and there have been occasions where I've tried to slit my wrists with a leftover Simba Chips Tazo s that I can escape it. (more...)
Windows 10 Now Running on 800 Million Devices Windows 10 Now Running on 800 Million Devices
- March 08, 2019

For now, the only work around is to uninstall this latest patch, but Microsoft says that it's will provide a fix in an upcoming release. The February KB4482887 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 is causing major graphics performance issues in multiple games, from FPS drops and mouse input lag to severe stuttering and lag spikes according to numerous user reports . (more...)
Motorola’s folding phone will bring the glorious return of the external screen Motorola’s folding phone will bring the glorious return of the external screen
- March 08, 2019

XDA-Developers report on some leaked code which is believed to be from this Motorola folding phone which reveals the capabilities of the outside screen. We've already seen Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, and others highlighting their foldable smartphones, even though some of them are still prototypes. The secondary screen might also be able to display a different wallpaper to the main screen, and could be used to control media, as well as potentially displaying a clock and pulsing notifications. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Remote Play App Now Available On iOS PlayStation 4 Remote Play App Now Available On iOS
- March 08, 2019

This method isn't anything new at all.in fact, its been used on the Android version of the app (only available on rooted phones or Xperia devices) and we ourselves have been using it on non-official iOS remote play apps. Fire up the Remote Play App on your device. Sony has just rolled out its PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 6 .5 making it available for PlayStation consoles to now download . (more...)
Rape Day won't be released on Steam Rape Day won't be released on Steam
- March 08, 2019

Earlier today, before Valve released their statement , the developer said they plan to seek alternate distribution channels for their game. That said, I have a feeling this game was made to push Steam's boundaries to show how fickle the store is regarding policy. (more...)
Nintendo is telling mobile development partners to stop players overspending Nintendo is telling mobile development partners to stop players overspending
- March 08, 2019

Nintendo doesn't want to see players spending too much on its growing roster of smartphone games, and has even asked its development partners to adjust games to stop people from splashing inordinate amounts of cash. EVE Online has been around since 2003, and teasing out ways to evolve the game's aging technical underpinnings is precisely the reason for developer CCP's wild new experiment: jamming a record number of players onto servers at once. (more...)
The original Diablo is now available on GOG.com The original Diablo is now available on GOG.com
- March 08, 2019

If you're one of the many who got started with the series with Diablo 2 and you've wanted to see how it all began, this is likely the best chance you'll get. Now here it is, up on GOG , in both a "vanilla" version with fixed Battle.net multiplayer and a fancified edition with resolution upscaling. Blizzard is also working to release more games on GOG.com including Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II . (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online Nes March Titles Revealed Nintendo Switch Online Nes March Titles Revealed
- March 08, 2019

Startropics and Kid Icarus will be joining the host of NES classics you can access for free by signing up for the online service. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle. (more...)
Google's Rewarded Products helps developers monetize their user base Google's Rewarded Products helps developers monetize their user base
- March 08, 2019

Obviously, Google is not giving up that fight so easily, seeking new ways to make it easier for Android app developers to earn money, which in turn can generate higher earnings for the search giant. There's no extra SDK integration required. In the third quarter of 2018, apps in Google Play generated around $6.2 billion in revenue worldwide, according to data from Sensor Tower. (more...)
Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants
- March 08, 2019

Smart Displays, like the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display , are great. Fast forward to March 2019, and Duplex is now available in some 43 states . The project raised privacy questions after the event, since the AI did not identify itself to unsuspecting restaurant hosts, and salon receptionists who answered the phone, and recorded the conversations. (more...)
Update Your Browser ‘Like Right This Minute,’ Warns Google Chrome Security Chief Update Your Browser ‘Like Right This Minute,’ Warns Google Chrome Security Chief
- March 07, 2019

Those who are concerned can check their device is running the updated version of Google Chrome by opening a window and clicking on the three vertical dots in the right-hand corner. "Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2019-5786 exists in the wild", the web giant said. Shortly after Google updated the post, Chrome's head of security warned organizations and users to update Chrome installations "like right this minute", noting the company last week dealt with a zero-day ... (more...)
Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in D.C. since merger announcement Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in D.C. since merger announcement
- March 07, 2019

This amount is only 14% of what the company spent on hotels in the area during that time frame, but it was enough for Democrats to take notice and voice concerns, since Trump administration officials (specifically those in the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice's antitrust division) are now reviewing the T-Mobile-Sprint deal before deciding whether or not to approve it. (more...)
Gmail's Smart Compose feature arriving on all Android devices Gmail's Smart Compose feature arriving on all Android devices
- March 07, 2019

Smart Compose feature that was introduced at the Google I/O 2018 was initially rolled out to the Gmail web version and was later pushed to Pixel 3 phones. You can swipe to implement that suggestion or keep writing to compose something else. I've just spotted it on the OnePlus 6T I'm now using, as well as a Poco F1 - you'll need version. (more...)
New Apex Legends patch fixes weapon balancing New Apex Legends patch fixes weapon balancing
- March 07, 2019

This is a balance update and there have been some notable changes . The latest live update to Apex Legends brings nerfs to the Wingman and Peacekeeper , as well as highlights changes players can expect when Season 1 starts. One remaining question is when these changes will actually hit the game. Over 670,000 people tuned into Apex Legends at its February peak, according to GitHyp , compared to around a still massive 615,000 for Fortnite , which also has a lifetime peak of nearly ... (more...)
Announced a smartphone Oppo F11 and F11 Pro Announced a smartphone Oppo F11 and F11 Pro
- March 07, 2019

The F11 Pro is, as you'd have guessed, the latest member of the lineup. The phone is likely to be offered in two memory and RAM configurations; a base 4GB RAM version with 64GB of storage and a pricier version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard memory. (more...)
'Halo Infinite' Confirmed for E3 'Halo Infinite' Confirmed for E3
- March 07, 2019

There you go. Doesn't get much more from the horse's mouth than that, albeit with the caveat here that, no, Frank O'Connor is not a horse. Yesterday we covered that Sams, who is an author for Thurott, claimed the rumored Xbox Game Pass for the Switch won't be launched anytime soon , and today we wanted to share some statements that the tech journalist made about 343i's Halo: The Master Chief Collection . (more...)
Red Dead Online Beta Update Includes Repeater Rifle, New Event Red Dead Online Beta Update Includes Repeater Rifle, New Event
- March 07, 2019

This highly accurate firearm is ideal for nailing headshots at long and medium range, and can be customized with stocks, sights, and wraps for better handling. A new , smaller update is now live following the big overall patch that deployed last week for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode. (more...)
PS4 firmware 6.50 is here, brings Remote Play to iOS
- March 07, 2019

Remote Play has been around for a long while for other platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, and even the recently discontinued PS Vita . You'll need to download an app from the App Store - simply named PS4 Remote Play - and you'll be able to use the feature on all your favourite Apple products. (more...)
Nintendo Is Dipping Its Feet Into VR With Some New Labo Kits Nintendo Is Dipping Its Feet Into VR With Some New Labo Kits
- March 07, 2019

The kit is the fourth in the Nintendo Labo series of craftable DIY add-ons to the Nintendo Switch , which launched a year ago. "With the new Nintendo Labo VR Kit , there's more to Make, Play, and Discover together than ever before", the official website reads. (more...)
Huawei confirms P30 Pro periscope zoom camera, improved low-light Huawei confirms P30 Pro periscope zoom camera, improved low-light
- March 07, 2019

While smartphone makers generally try to keep most details regarding their upcoming Android devices under wraps, Clement Wong, Huawei's vice president of global product marketing confirmed to Android Central that the top-end P30 handset will sport a periscope-style camera that features "super-zoom" functionality. (more...)
Bentley Continental Number 9 Bentley Continental Number 9
- March 07, 2019

Each of the special edition Continental GT's will get a wood insert from Birkin's 1930 number 9 installed into the Bentley Rotating Display. The Continental GT Number 9 Edition sports the "9" badge on the grille to honour Birkin's historic "Blower" Bentley . (more...)
Corning is working on truly foldable Gorilla Glass Corning is working on truly foldable Gorilla Glass
- March 07, 2019

The foldable phone is very much the hot property right now. Corning provided a first-look at its foldable glass project last December, just before this season's pack of foldable phone unveilings. That said, Corning, creators of the ubiquitous Gorilla Glass, is already working on a solution that could satisfy all requirements. Although this is a significant technological advancement, the brand already makes the flexible Willow Glass , which contains salt and is therefore not suitable to ... (more...)
Microsoft reportedly launching disc-less Xbox One S and Fortnite Edition Microsoft reportedly launching disc-less Xbox One S and Fortnite Edition
- March 07, 2019

We first heard about the disc-less Xbox One S past year, that was reportedly set for a spring 2019 launch, and there's a bit more information to go on, thanks to Windows Central . The base Xbox One and Xbox One S are both beginning to show their age as newer games come out. This would make sense when you consider that Microsoft has a working relationship with Nintendo, publishing Minecraft on its consoles. (more...)
Third-party iPhone batteries will not void your warranty Third-party iPhone batteries will not void your warranty
- March 07, 2019

Technicians can also opt to replace the entire iPhone for the cost of a battery replacement if the iPhone's battery tabs are broken or missing, or there is excessive adhesive present. And the technicians are also allowed to replace the third-party batteries with official Apple power packs for the standard battery replacement fee. (more...)
Google refuses to remove controversial women-tracking app from Play Store Google refuses to remove controversial women-tracking app from Play Store
- March 07, 2019

Absher allows husbands to limit the number of times a woman can leave the country, how long she can travel for and even prevent her from leaving by sending a notification if the woman's passport has been scanned at the airport. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat , who joined 13 other members of Congress to call for the app's removal last week. Apple did not immediately return a request for comment on the status of its review of the app or whether it plans to keep it on the App Store . (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView gets first update, adds face-unlock and camera improvements Nokia 9 PureView gets first update, adds face-unlock and camera improvements
- March 07, 2019

Juho Sarvikas , Chief Product Officer, HMD Global while replying to a user also confirmed the update. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood. The five camera setup works as the swiss army knife for photographers to capture stunning photos with extraordinary details. With that said, let's check out which are the features that make Nokia 9 PureView stand out from the other flagship smartphones that have been announced during the MWC event. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e / S10 5G - Hands On 2019 Samsung's Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e / S10 5G - Hands On 2019
- March 06, 2019

On paper, the Galaxy S10 looks like solid competition for top devices like the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max , iPhone XR , Pixel 3 , Galaxy Note 9 , and many others. Samsung Electronics Company Limited yesterday said it will release a pricey folding smartphone in April, with specially adapted applications from Facebook and Alphabet designed for the new device. (more...)
Throwing cheese at babies is the new viral internet trend Throwing cheese at babies is the new viral internet trend
- March 06, 2019

But as the video started to be shared by news outlets around the world, unclehxlmes started to get nervous. The video was then posted on Twitter and then it spread like wildfire from there. Another mother posted a similar video, claiming "thankfully he likes cheese". Teigen's thread soon filled with people theorizing about how the #cheesed challenge would manifest in later parental/child dynamics. (more...)