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Apple backtracks on pricey iPhone screens Apple backtracks on pricey iPhone screens
- June 16, 2018

While the OLED-screen iPhone X has gained in popularity, its high price tag was said to be a main reason why initial sales were reportedly lower that Apple had anticipated with its production plans previous year. The iPhone X, which is now the only phone with an OLED screen, starts at $999, which makes it one of the most expensive smartphones in the world. That's part of the reason Apple may be shifting its production plans to make more LCD iPhones than OLED iPhones, The Journal reported ... (more...)
Sony’s Fortnite Response Further Angers PS4, Switch Fans
- June 16, 2018

This has caused problems this week for Fortnite fans because while most people don't bounce between PS4 and Xbox One , the hybrid home/handheld Switch system enables fundamentally different opportunities for play. Obviously, if you don't consider what people actually want and only the sales numbers, you can see why Sony doesn't want cross-play. Whatever the reason, it's clear that Sony wants the PS4 to be an island. (more...)
Russian Federation hero Aleksandr Golovin excited by Juventus interest Russian Federation hero Aleksandr Golovin excited by Juventus interest
- June 16, 2018

Last month, beIN Sports , which owns the broadcast rights to the World Cup, accused a Saudi-based piracy network called "BeOutQ" of pirating the transmission of the 64 games of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Cheryshev is one of only two members of Stanislav Cherchesov's squad to play outside of Russian Federation and he has spent most of his life in Spain, moving to the Iberian peninsular when his father Dmitri signed for Sporting Gijon in 1996. (more...)
Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking
- June 16, 2018

Apple's incoming USB Restricted Mode feature was first uncovered days after a new iPhone unlocking tool called GreyKey hit the market, which promised to help law enforcement unlock iPhones in a fraction of the time it usually takes. The most recent change-in iOS 12-is a big one, and could be provocative enough to bring Apple's simmering war with government agencies to a boil once again. (more...)
Ferrari is making a 488 Pista exclusively for racing drivers Ferrari is making a 488 Pista exclusively for racing drivers
- June 16, 2018

Essentially, if you want one of these you're also going to need a race suit, helmet, and a hefty dose of track time under your belt. In fact, the 488 Pista produces the same power 710 horsepower as McLaren's own 720S . Ferrari says the vehicle "will be available in four different colours inspired by the world of racing: Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona and Argento Nürburgring". (more...)
Instagram No Longer Notifies People When You Screenshot Their Stories Instagram No Longer Notifies People When You Screenshot Their Stories
- June 16, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's social network is infamous for - how can we say we this politely - taking influence from Snapchat , which already tells people when someone takes a screenshot of their images. Presumably it was due to the disappointment that followed when users found out they may no longer be able to take screenshots anonymously. Users who liked to lurk on some Instagram accounts were likely not pleased their screenshot actions could be recorded, but on the other hand, some Instagram content ... (more...)
Confirmed: Apple Maps is choking and its features are still offline Confirmed: Apple Maps is choking and its features are still offline
- June 16, 2018

The issue is affecting all devices that support Apple Maps including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch . According to Apple's System Status page on the web, it says there's an issue with Maps, specifically routing and navigation and search. (more...)
Cheaper iPhones Expected to Outsell High-End Models for Foreseeable Future
- June 16, 2018

This is not all that surprising given that the 6.1-inch iPhone will incorporate a standard LCD display as opposed to the flexible OLED display Apple uses on the iPhone X . Now Apple expects that its LCD iPhones will make up the majority of the sales of the next line of iPhones, and plans to keep the screen technology in the rotation for the 2019 generation as well, according to the Wall Street Journal , citing Apple supply chain sources. (more...)
Tetsuya Nomura Reassures Final Fantasy VII Remake is in Development Tetsuya Nomura Reassures Final Fantasy VII Remake is in Development
- June 16, 2018

Besides that, we also received so many interviews and smaller bits of news outside of the conferences that have given a good idea of what Kingdom Hearts 3 is all about. just going back and forth", Nomura tells The Verge . One of the games we've seen the most this E3 has to be the long-awaited KINGDOM HEARTS III . (more...)
Mobile Phones: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched Mobile Phones: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched
- June 15, 2018

The Snapdragon 710-equipped NEX A should also go on sale as of June 23rd in China with a price set at CNY 3,898 (around United States $600). The high-end smartphone will be made available in two variants: one with a Snapdragon 845 processor , and the other with a Snapdragon 710 chipset . (more...)
Bear and boy 'jump for joy' at Nashville zoo Bear and boy 'jump for joy' at Nashville zoo
- June 15, 2018

It seems the Luka the bear was looking for a playmate, and started to imitate Ian, jumping along with him on the other side of the enclosure. Then, surprisingly, Luka made his way over to the glass and began mimicking Ian, jump for jump. Both the bear and the kid were exhausted by the end, Parker said, according to Fox. Ian's dad later uploaded the footage to Facebook, where it has since been viewed more than 340,000 times and shared over 8,000 times. (more...)
Father's Day Ideas in Halton Father's Day Ideas in Halton
- June 15, 2018

Head of Marketing at Pick n Pay, John Bradshaw, says: "A meal at a restaurant was listed in the top three gift preferences, but it is sometimes better to make the occasion really special by having an unbelievable Father's Day meal at home and save money at the same time". (more...)
Intel confirms plans to launch first discrete GPU in 2020 Intel confirms plans to launch first discrete GPU in 2020
- June 15, 2018

Now the company has announced via a short tweet that its first discrete GPU will be coming in 2020. Intel clearly has a strong interest in pushing into the GPU market - the company has a number of graphics-oriented job openings currently listed on its jobs board - and now would be the time to do it. (more...)
Watch Live Streaming & Play Online Contest With Jio, Airtel & Vodafone Watch Live Streaming & Play Online Contest With Jio, Airtel & Vodafone
- June 15, 2018

If you have even a basic satellite or cable TV package, you probably have these channels and all you have to do is find Telemundo or your local Fox station. In the USA, Fox Sports and Telemundo are going to be broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2018 . Telemundo says that anyone can watch the World Cup online for free without a pay TV subscription until June 25. (more...)
Sky Skipper Coming To The Nintendo Switch Sky Skipper Coming To The Nintendo Switch
- June 15, 2018

This will be the first official, North American release of the arcade version of the game. The problem is the game wasn't well received, and all the arcade boards for the game were recalled and repurposed into Popeye boards, meaning the game was somewhat lost to time. (more...)
This company just sold one million phones in 22 days This company just sold one million phones in 22 days
- June 15, 2018

After over 15,000 people queued across 26 pop-ups in 11 countries across the world, OnePlus has sold more than one million units of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 6 , within 22 days. It helps when your business model is all about offering as much bang for the buck as possible. Moreover, OnePlus has been successful in developing nations such as India, where OnePlus 5T emerged as the best-selling flagship in the first quarter of 2018. (more...)
Australia Parries China Influence in Pacific With Subsea Cable Australia Parries China Influence in Pacific With Subsea Cable
- June 15, 2018

The Solomon Islands and Huawei in late 2016 inked a deal to construct the fiber-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often unreliable Internet and telephone services. It's likely to be faster results for them, and technically superior. Minister Payne said Australia valued the enduring relationship with both countries and would continue to seek further opportunities to deepen these relationships. (more...)
Sane Trilogy gets new level called Sane Trilogy gets new level called "Future Tense"
- June 15, 2018

This is a brand new level from Vicarious Visions for Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped's Future World. This new level, known as " Future Tense " is an homage to a level that was cut from the first Crash Bandicoot . This is the same day that Crash will make its way onto Xbox One, Switch, and PC. In addition to the new level, fans will also receive Stormy Ascent - originally released for the Playstation 4 at the end of 2017 - for free. (more...)
Fallout 76 will slap a wanted level on griefers Fallout 76 will slap a wanted level on griefers
- June 15, 2018

Instead, he bought it himself from the website with a good name: Soul Revolver . Fallout 76's gameplay also sounds like a much more hardcore survival game in comparison to Fallout 3 and 4. Fans were thrilled to discover that fresh off the terrific Fallout 4 , a brand new Fallout game is on its way-albeit one with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. (more...)
E3 2018: The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Trailer E3 2018: The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Trailer
- June 15, 2018

Ellie begins to work her way around the post-apocalyptic environment, taking enemies out with a bow and arrow. To snippets of news regarding The Last Of Us II and the first confirms what many had suspected, Ellie will be the only playable character in the game. (more...)
Australian court rules man can sue Google for defamation Australian court rules man can sue Google for defamation
- June 15, 2018

A Victorian state court ruled in favour of Google , but Australia's High Court has now upheld an appeal by Trkulja, paving the way for his defamation action. "The liability of a search engine proprietor, like Google , may well turn more on whether the search engine proprietor is able to bring itself within the defence of innocent dissemination than on whether the content of what has been published has the capacity to defame ", said the Aussie high court in its judgment . (more...)
Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 adds an Intel processor and rear camera Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 adds an Intel processor and rear camera
- June 15, 2018

Like last year's model , the device is a convertible with a 360-degree hinge, and it has a built-in S Pen. "Today's consumers want to be able to maximize their communication while also expressing their creativity wherever they are, and the new Samsung Chromebook Plus fulfills that need", said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. (more...)
Saying Goodbye to Net Neutrality Might Mean Saying Hello to outcome Saying Goodbye to Net Neutrality Might Mean Saying Hello to outcome
- June 15, 2018

In a press release Monday, the FCC said the repeal does away with "unnecessary, heavy-handed regulations" and replaces them with "common-sense regulations that will promote investment and broadband deployment". Large companies that own internet-service providers can not show favor toward their own content by reducing the cost to access it or increasing its speed. (more...)
Samsung's foldable phone to come in early 2019, cost around $2,000 Samsung's foldable phone to come in early 2019, cost around $2,000
- June 15, 2018

Kim Jang-yeol, head of research at Golden Bridge Investment, predicts that the phone could retail at about 2 million won which roughly translates to United States dollars 1,850 and Rs 1,24,990. ZTE's has also launched its Axon M with two screens which are joined by a hinge. Despite the many rumors, patents , and teasers regarding foldable devices with two or more screens, we have yet to see a real product showcasing how the setup would work in actual usage. (more...)
It looks like Google is readying the Pixelbook to run Windows 10 It looks like Google is readying the Pixelbook to run Windows 10
- June 14, 2018

Google launched its premium Pixelbook laptop in October past year with retail sales starting a month later. There's no way to tell when or if the Pixelbook will receive Windows 10 certification. Google hasn't commented on its plans and it's impossible to know whether the company is simply testing the feature to decide whether to release it or not or really wants to get this to the Pixelbook at some point in the near future. (more...)
Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious
- June 14, 2018

PS4 players are also locked out of playing alongside others using different consoles. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella notes on Twitter that 40 percent of Switch owners in the U.S. Out of all of the presentations at E3 this year, Microsoft's Xbox conference was the most talked about with 25% of social media mentions, easily beating rival console makers Sony and Nintendo who received 16% and 9% respectively. (more...)
Get a free Mew if you buy the Poke Ball Plus Get a free Mew if you buy the Poke Ball Plus
- June 14, 2018

One has to wonder, however, if you'll be able to transfer the Mew that comes with the Poke Ball Plus over to Pokemon GO on mobile. Players can store a Pokemon from their game in the Poke Ball Plus and take it with them when they go out and about, but in an interesting little twist, you can also use the Poke Ball Plus as a controller. (more...)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fully Revealed for the Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fully Revealed for the Nintendo Switch
- June 14, 2018

Fire Emblem Three Heroes which has a release window of Autumn 2019 is shaping up to be something very special thanks to the additional hardware power of the Switch . As the main protagonist, you must not only fight on the battlefield but also move freely to interact with other characters to build relationships and gather information. (more...)
Daemon X Machina Announced Daemon X Machina Announced
- June 14, 2018

The trailer shows us controlling a Gundam-like mech and fighting some pretty sizeable mech bosses in a post-apocalyptic world. This is a fast-paced mech action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda. Soulcalibur composer Junichi Nakatsuru is doing the music alongside Rio Hamamoto from Tekken . While a new IP, Daemon X Machina boasts some impressive talent on its team. (more...)
Microsoft To ‘Heavily Redesign’ Surface Pro 6, Due Next Year Microsoft To ‘Heavily Redesign’ Surface Pro 6, Due Next Year
- June 14, 2018

ZDNet reports that Microsoft will in all probability keep the Surface Connector for another whole generation and is also working on a new Surface-branded headset that should look similar to the Jabra Evolve. Plenty of uncertainty continues to hover over all these projects and products, but several trusted insiders expect a "family of small, cheaper Surface tablets " codenamed Lex or Libra to see daylight "later this year". (more...)