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This is when Google is announcing the Pixel 3


As far as highlights go, we've known pretty much what to expect since Google I/O back in May, with features like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness at the top of the changelog in terms of importance and impact on battery life and energy efficiency. Read More »

'Fortnite Battle Royale': Week 3 challenges have been revealed


Week four of Fortnite season 5 is here and it appears the changes made during the transition to season 5 are set in stone now. At the time of writing, it is unclear when both vehicles will be added back to Fortnite , or the exact bug that caused them to be disabled in the first place. Read More »

Apps removed from iTunes Affiliate Program


The company had rolled out a revamped iOS App Store with iOS 11, and is working on a new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. Post October 1 2018, iOS and Mac apps as well as in-app content will no longer be included in the iTunes Affiliate Program, which means that affiliates will no longer receive any commission for the these. Read More »

AMD Provides New Semi-Custom SoC For SUBOR Gaming Console


As the # 1 supplier of high-end processors and graphics to the gaming market, we are focused on how we can deliver products that power the ultimate gaming experiences. The PC was recently demonstrated at ChinaJoy , the largest gaming and digital entertainment expo in Asia and China, and is scheduled to launch later this month. Read More »

Octopath Traveler Passes 1 Million Units Sold


Thanks to your incredible support, Octopath Traveler has now shipped 1 million units globally, including Nintendo Switch eShop downloads. For the record, this including physical and digital copies sold. In the coming months, fans should expect the classic-style JRPG to be much easier to find on store shelves. The game released to relatively positive reviews across the board, and while it has been criticized for some shortcomings, it still has a respectable 85 average on review aggregate ... Read More »

TSMC expects virus incident to impact 3% of 3Q18 revenues


Meanwhile, several operations have been resumed, others would not be active until Sunday. TSMC said it did not have any additional information for now. Mark Li, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, said he thinks all of TSMC's 12-inch wafer fabrication plants had been infected and that many customers had been affected, though the impact will be "very limited" because the company can make up for the losses during the busiest holiday quarter. Read More »

Hitman is a good get for Xbox Game Pass


In return for $9.99 a month, it allows Xbox owners to put on some headphones , sit back, relax, and play over 100 games as much as they like while their subscription remains active. Microsoft's response to this is a removal of the Entertainment tab on the Xbox One Home screen in favor of a Game Pass tab. Microsoft announced the new additions through a new post on the official Xbox Wire . Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Available for Pre-Loading


All you need do is to pre-order the game first. Days of Summer , a free, summer event for all owners of Call of Duty: WW2 , runs from now until August 28, and adds a bunch of new, decidedly non-historic content into the multiplayer and Nazi Zombies portions of the first-person shooter. Read More »

Nintendo’s NES Classic Was the U.S.’s Best-Selling Console in June


The NPD Group has just released its monthly report, highlighting software and hardware sales in the USA, and Nintendo's re-stocked NES Classic Edition sold more units than any other hardware. It also (hopefully) suggests that a Nintendo 64 Classic, Gamecube Classic, and Game Boy Classic will happen eventually. "Dollar sales of all other hardware grew more than 23 times in the month when compared to a year ago, driven by sales of plug-and-play devices like the NES Classic and the Super ... Read More »

Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here


For those of you waiting to try and find love through your social network, the Facebook dating app is now being tested internally inside the company, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong . Facebook had announced the dating product - which will not be a standalone dating app - during its F8 developer conference in the USA in May. Aspiring yenta Mark Zuckerberg explained it was "going to be for building real, long-term relationships, not hookups". Read More »

PUBG Mobile Game Gets a Mission Impossible: Fallout Crossover


The " Mission: Impossible " film franchise, which began back in 1996, seems to be aging just as gracefully as its lead star, with nearly every installment improving on the last. As reported by Collider , it was earlier believed that he didn't return because of his time dedicated to Avengers: Infinity War , but his character Hawkeye was absent from the first Avengers movie. Read More »

MGM Resort's sports betting app could go online in a week


There are several companies now waiting for approval as they would like to launch sports betting services before the 2018 National Football League season kicks off in September. Shea will work out of a new 25-person office Hoboken, New Jersey . For now, DraftKings will be offering invites to players who sign up to take part in sports betting. Read More »

Shared locations on Google Maps now include battery life


Both iOS and Android versions of Google Maps will eventually receive the update. The new feature will help you keep an eye on your friends and relatives and make sure they're safe. Now, it seems that the company has worked on the feature and is slowly rolling it out to everyone. You might already be aware of the ability within Google Maps to actively share your location with loved ones, friends and family members. Read More »

When Fortnite for Android Launches, You Won't Find It on Google Play

There's still no set date for when the game will launch on Android. "The 30 percent store tax is a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games". Instead, Android users will be tasked with downloading the game directly from Epic's website, something possible but not explicitly common for major Android apps. Read More »

Android P could be officially unveiled on August 20


The timing would be consistent with how Google's handled Android updates in the past. Previous year also we came to know the the official name of Android Oreo back in August 2017. So it should find a home on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . However, it has been various beta versions of Android P, as the next version of Google's mobile operating system is still in development. Read More »

Samsung leak confirms Galaxy Note 9 design


We now know nearly everything there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , but a new leaked video directly from Samsung may have just spoiled the final secret - the storage. Amidst all the rumours concerning the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 , Samsung mistakenly released pictures of the smartphone . And this could be the starting price for the Galaxy Note 9 in India as well. Read More »

Reddit Announces Security Breach After Hackers Bypassed Staff's 2FA


The online discussion board, which prides itself on providing anonymity, said hackers compromised employees' accounts by gaining access to two datasets. It appears that SMS-based two-factor authentication played a key role. Finally, the company has called on users to use a strong password and to enable two-factor authentication via an authenticator app . Read More »

WhatsApp to charge businesses for sending marketing, customer service messages


Businesses will be charged at a fixed rate for sending non-promotional messages like order status, appointment reminder, flight tickets, movies or other events on WhatsApp Business . While WhatsApp doesn't have advertising outright, it is increasing functionality for businesses on its platform called WhatsApp Business. Those who need, say, shipping confirmation or a boarding pass, can give their mobile number to a business on a website, through their app or in store so they can get ... Read More »

Motorola starts testing Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5


Here we are just over a couple of months later and the Moto Z3 and the Moto 5G Moto Mod are now official. The first Moto phone with Android One branding was Moto X4, which was unveiled a year ago, exclusively for the United States market. Read More »

Sony profit tops estimates on PlayStation


Sony more than doubled its net profit in the fiscal first quarter to June, helped by the sale of its shares Spotify and a strong performance in Playstation sales. That compared with the JPY 754.66 billion average of 24 analyst estimates. The PS3 shifted around 84 millions units and as Sony flogged over 3 million PlayStation 4's in the last quarter the record should be broken soon. Read More »

Treyarch Releases First Footage of Call of Duty Blackout Battle Royale


We also get a VERY brief look at the battle royale mode known as Blackout. That's multiplayer as in normal competitive mode, but right at the end the footage switches to show Blackout - which will have its own beta in September. Early access starts August 10, but it'll be open to the public from August 11 until August 13. There has been no word as to how many players will actually be in the map so we'll probably find that out closer to the beta. Read More »

The latest 'Fortnite' event is an all-around explosive good time


It's absolute chaos, but a good way to get acquainted with the Guided Missile launcher should you be struggling to find one in a normal match. Its fuse duration has been reduced from 18 to 15 seconds, meaning less time for players to maneuver the rocket into the path of an enemy. Read More »

Google Clock Gets Spotify Integration for Custom Alarms


Then choose your ideal wake up music. One of the most requested features, SD card support is rolling out as of right now, something that was available on Google Play Music for quite some time. Does Google Clock work with Spotify Free or Premium? Once you have the latest versions of the Spotify and Clock apps on your device, you can easily set up alarms with the flawless wake up music. Read More »

Google plans censored return to China search market, reports say

In order for it to function there, Google would have to agree to adopt the Chinese government's censorship rules and the company has refused to do that for many years. The Google program is called Dragonfly and would blacklist search terms and websites that promote freedom, democracy, and other topics that could undermine the government's power, the report says. Read More »

You Can Now See How Much Time You Waste on Facebook, Instagram

The new dashboard also allows users to set a reminder to alert them when they have reached their self-imposed daily time limit for social media. The goal, according to the companies, is to help Facebook and Instagram users ensure their time in the apps is "intentional, positive and inspiring". Read More »

Nvidia confirms press event on August 20 at Gamescom


Can't make it in person? However, the press invitations might be for a new game and exclusive behind-closed-doors gameplay reveals as Nvidia usually sponsors press individuals for such events. It's still not known, however, whether Nvidia's future graphics cards will use the "GTX 11" series nomenclature - although many expect the company to use it. Read More »

EA Origin Access Premier subscriptions are now available


Now the game company is looking to up the ante with the launch of Origin Access Premium which they first teased at E3 . Of course, to get such access it's not going to come cheap at all. Access to EA's entire back catalogue is nothing to sneeze at, especially if there are a ton of games you've missed over the years. For those wondering what upcoming games will be part of Origin Access Premier, the list includes EA Sports Madden NFL 19 , EA Sports FIFA 19 , Battlefield V , and Anthem . Read More »

LG`s $ 1830 smartphone to hit the shelves next month


It will be made available in Black and White color options. Only 300 units of this phone will be sold, but if you're lucky enough to snag one, you'll need to shell out KRW1,999,800. This is a limited version V35 Signature Edition . The smartphone also supports Super Far-Field Voice Recognition lets you hear your voice up to 5 meters away. Read More »

Google Planning to Launch a Heavily Censored Search Engine in China

China employs a digital censorship system known as the " Great Firewall of China" that prevents citizens from accessing websites such as Google and Facebook , it would appear that Google's new search engine will comply with strict Chinese censorship laws in order to operate within the country. Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 To Have Same Camera As Galaxy S9


Built-in speakers are engineered by AKG an Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology. If you simply can't wait for the next instalment from the Samsung Galaxy Tab range, then you might want to look into snapping up the Galaxy Tab S3 - particularly if you're heading off on your travels and need a new tablet ASAP. Read More »

Facebook is ready for WhatsApp to start making money


Facebook said it has been testing a "WhatsApp Business" tool for months with more than 90 companies including Uber and Singapore Airlines. The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending on the country, WhatsApp said. Read More »

Samsung's Latest Tablet Is Trying To Out Pro The iPad

So instead of running Android apps in windows on a Chrome OS desktop, you can run Android apps in Windows on an Android-based Dex desktop, complete with mouse and keyboard support. Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the same price for 64GB of capacity, but $799 for 256GB of storage. In addition to the regular Android experience, the Tab S4 is the first Samsung tablet to feature Samsung Dex on the tablet itself. Read More »

Sluggish Galaxy S9 sales hit Samsung's profits

Speaking in today's report Samsung said: "Looking to the future, the Company will continue to reinforce product competitiveness based on hardware leadership, by adopting cutting-edge technology and new form factors and gaining leadership in 5G". Read More »

YouTube on the desktop now plays vertical video without borders


By contrast, skipping to the next video in the desktop version of YouTube simply requires clicking the "next" icon beside the "play" icon on the control bar. "Either give us a way to opt out of this, or fix it". YouTube has been rolling out a handful of features lately but as most of the times, some of them are available to just select number of users in a soak test before being introduced to the wider public. Read More »

"Honor Note 10 unveiled with 6.95" screen and 'GPU Turbo' tech


The smartphone is powered by a Kirin 970 chipset coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The brand seems to be targeting the gaming market too, owing to the use of "liquid cooling" to keep the internals from running hot. As far as software goes, EMUI 8.2 will run on top of Google's Android 8.1 Oreo. Apart from this, the phone features face unlocking, which uses the front camera to grant the owner access to the device based on face recognition. Read More »

Fortnite's Android version may not appear on the Google Play Store

He added, "The developer's art team at Epic Games wants to bring that same attitude into the creation of their toys, and everyone here at McFarlane Toys will be doing all we can to bring Fortnite fans the very best products". The description indicates that this is necessary "to install any application outside the Play Store ". Those apps are also not necessarily screened for malicious content or codes like cryptocurrency mining. Read More »

Google declares Android phones can have two notches at most


You won't see a cutout on the left or right long edge of the device. Apart from giving developers tips on "taking advantage of the cutout area" and testing their apps with the cutout, Google notes that it ensured that hardware partners will also follow certain rules for efficient app compatibility across all phones with display notches. Read More »

Audi teases electric supercar


Audi has something to show us at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this year, and it's electric. The new Audi is the second electric powered concept to be confirmed for this year's Pebble Beach Car Week, following word from Mercedes-Benz that it intends to reveal a dramatic homage to its earlier streamlined record breakers with a car known to insiders at the Electric Silver Arrows. Read More »

Nintendo has sold almost 20M Switch systems and 87M Switch games


The company reports it has sold another 1.88 million Switch consoles worldwide during the period from April through June, bringing the system's total sales up to 19.6 million. The company has also sold 86.93 million software units for the Switch. Tropical Freeze and Mario Tennis Aces have joined the million-sellers' club. Read More »

Flipkart unveils exclusive Samsung Galaxy On8 - a Galaxy J8 with a discount

Samsung said the drop in revenue was thanks to "softer sales of smartphones and display panels", while demand for its memory products helped soften the blow to its operating profits. An earnings call with Samsung suggested that a new set of phones were coming soon. Samsung is due to announce the latest iteration of the Galaxy Note smartphone next week, which it said will hit shelves sooner than previous years. Read More »

Samsung Q2 profit dented by low S9 sales

Other factors in the lower profits include the phasing out of older lower-end models, which begs the question of whether Samsung has been able to create devices to fill that hole, or whether other brands are also stealing market share at the lower end. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Launch Said To Take Place On August 1st


Samsung is announcing the Galaxy Note9 on August 9 , and the phone keeps appearing in leaks . The up-specced variant's 512 GB storage has been rumored since the last 4 months and it seems like that progress just got confirmed . Pre-order customers also get a free Samsung 32-inch Smart TV, cashback offers up to Rp 750,000 (US$52), and free mobile data. As far as specifications are concerned the smartphone features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels ... Read More »

Mobile inks $3.5 billion deal with Nokia over 5G network equipment

However, telecoms around the world have been hesitant about committing to commercial upgrades to their existing networks as many see 5G technology as a way of boosting capacity incrementally as opposed to offering new features. Nokia delivered lower profits in the first two quarters of 2018 but pledged to meet full-year targets as 5G demand begins to take off later this year. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On8 with dual rear cameras to cost around Rs 18,000

The world's biggest chip and smartphone maker said operating profit rose 5.7 percent to 14.9 trillion won ($13.3 billion) in the second quarter, slightly ahead of its 14.8 trillion won estimate. The results reflect Samsung's troubles in shoring up its mobile business, despite resilient demand for its memory chips. The company's network infrastructure division turned in "solid growth", however, thanks to purchases of LTE network hardware by "key global customers". Read More »