Technology


[H]ardOCP: Magic Leap One Is Available to Creators Starting at $2,295 [H]ardOCP: Magic Leap One Is Available to Creators Starting at $2,295
- August 10, 2018

However, thanks to some tantalising hints on the official Magic Leap website , we might now know the launch date. Rather, the Creator's Edition is primarily aimed at developers with an eye-watering price-tag of $2,295, although just $700 less than the development version of Microsoft's Hololens headset. (more...)
Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9, targeting younger customers Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9, targeting younger customers
- August 10, 2018

That's the issue - smartphones are now so capable that there's not really that much further to go, so unless a brand materially changes the design and ways of using the phone (as Apple did with the iPhone X ) then there's not much to really excite consumers. (more...)
Samsung To Spend $22 Billion On AI, Auto Tech, 5G 08/08/2018 Samsung To Spend $22 Billion On AI, Auto Tech, 5G 08/08/2018
- August 10, 2018

As it pertains to AI, Samsung is looking to significantly expand its research efforts. With its investment in AI, it will increase its own capability, increasing the number of researchers to 1,000 across its global AI Centers. Samsung is making a big push on automotive parts business since the unit was set up in December 2015. Through such investments, Samsung plans to foster AI, 5G, biotechnology and electronic components as key future growth engines. (more...)
WhatsApp Officially Marks The Message Forwarding Limit In India To Five Chats WhatsApp Officially Marks The Message Forwarding Limit In India To Five Chats
- August 10, 2018

Other measures aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation will be rolled out in phases. In July, WhatsApp said message forwards will be limited to five chats at a time, whether among individuals or groups, and said it will remove the quick forward button placed next to media messages. (more...)
Messenger launches multiplayer AR games for video chat Messenger launches multiplayer AR games for video chat
- August 10, 2018

In one, " Asteroids Attack ", plays have to navigate a spaceship around asteroids. It remains to be seen what sort of a deal gets worked out between USA banks and Facebook in the long run. Facebook appears determined to radically change how video calls work - the company is planning the release of two additional games "in the coming weeks and months". (more...)
God of War's New Game+ mode gets a release date God of War's New Game+ mode gets a release date
- August 10, 2018

All things considered, it's great to see Santa Monica Studio following through with yet another solid piece of post-launch support for God of War , as director Cory Barlog initially wasn't promising New Game Plus would even make it into the title. (more...)
PS4 Pro is getting a 500 Million Limited Edition release PS4 Pro is getting a 500 Million Limited Edition release
- August 09, 2018

The console will be on sale from August 24 and will cost $500. In addition, a limited-edition Gold Wireless Headset and wireless controller will be sold separately. 500 million PlayStation consoles sold since the system launched in 2013 is an unbelievable feat. The PlayStation brand has meant big business for Sony over the past [nearly] 25 years, and during that time, we've seen the release of the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 , PlayStation 3 and the current PlayStation 4 . (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2's first gameplay trailer has arrived Red Dead Redemption 2's first gameplay trailer has arrived
- August 09, 2018

Rockstar specifically referred to it as a gameplay trailer, so we're hopefully getting a walkthrough featuring actual gameplay - maybe even a look at the online mode, if we're lucky. Kevin Tucker is a long-time gamer and writer with an eye for technological news and a drive for extensive research. Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place prior to the events of its predecessor and follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw running with the Van der Linde gang ran by Dutch Van der Linde. (more...)
West Virginia to Experiment With Mobile-Phone Voting by Overseas Troops West Virginia to Experiment With Mobile-Phone Voting by Overseas Troops
- August 09, 2018

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner told the network that the technology has been tested in smaller private elections . The mobile voting platform, Voatz , will use facial recognition software to match each user's "selfie-style video of their face" to their government-issued ID, according to a CNN report . (more...)
Mobile Unveils 'Essentials' Unlimited Plan For Customers On A Budget Mobile Unveils 'Essentials' Unlimited Plan For Customers On A Budget
- August 09, 2018

T-Mobile has announced the launch of a new lower cost "T-Mobile Essentials" plan for customers who just want the basics. One other tidbit: T-Mobile will throttle Essentials data speeds when its network is congested. Well have to wait until T-Mobile releases its terms and conditions for the new plan to see exactly which of the T-Mobile perks it will or will not include. (more...)
Samsung Note 9 to have 512GB internal memory Samsung Note 9 to have 512GB internal memory
- August 09, 2018

New for the Note 9 is a intelligent camera system that uses AI to perform object recognition and detect blinks, notifying the user immediately if a shot is blurry or other issue. Not only is Fortnite an exclusive for the Galaxy Note 9 , but Samsung's looking to target two birds with one stone this time around. Mass media obsession " Fortnite " is available on select Samsung Android phones now, but other Android phone owners will have to wait until later this month to download and play ... (more...)
Alexa will tell you when it has done its homework Alexa will tell you when it has done its homework
- August 09, 2018

Editor Bret Kinsella said he first encountered the feature on Monday when Alexa asked if he wanted to enable it. It's rolling out to users in the coming days; Amazon clarified to TechCrunch that it will be offered randomly. The Amazon Alexa Answer Update feature will notify you when it learns the answer to a previously asked question. The capability can also be enabled by saying, "Alexa, turn on Answer Update". (more...)
Mi A2 Pre-Orders in India Starts Today on Amazon, Xiaomi Store Mi A2 Pre-Orders in India Starts Today on Amazon, Xiaomi Store
- August 09, 2018

After launching the Mi A2 globally, Xiaomi has launched the phone today in India. Xiaomi has finally introduced its second Android One smartphone, the Mi A2, in India. There is a 3,400 mAh battery and a USB-C port, with a grill speaker keeping them company on the bottom. The front panel has Corning Gorilla Glass 5. (more...)
'Fix PUBG' is a 3 month dev campaign to address player concerns 'Fix PUBG' is a 3 month dev campaign to address player concerns
- August 09, 2018

While I love the idea of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , the trickle feed of game updates has been really tough. For instance, the site contains a roadmap, a fix log, and an FAQ, with the developer promising that it will be "entirely focused" on bug fixes, "fundamental" performance issues, and "long-needed" quality of life improvements. (more...)
Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline
- August 09, 2018

Community manager Brandy Camel has popped up in a new video over on the official Diablo YouTube channel, and in it, she confirms that Blizzard is working on "multiple Diablo projects". So whether you first joined us in "D3" or you're a seasoned veteran, thank you. "Some will take longer than others", Camel explains, and news will apparently be shared later this year; a clear setup for a BlizzCon reveal in November. (more...)
Fallout 76 Beta Will Feature Full Game Fallout 76 Beta Will Feature Full Game
- August 08, 2018

It was previously announced that expansion DLC for the game will be free, but there will be paid cosmetic items. Find out more about the game in our handy 101 video below. Pay attention, however, and you'll realise Bethesda has been trying to do this for years. It's a little surprising given that Fallout 4 was released on Steam, but Bethesda is probably confident that their own launcher is mature enough. (more...)
Samsung Starts Mass Production of 'First 4-Bit Consumer SSD' Samsung Starts Mass Production of 'First 4-Bit Consumer SSD'
- August 08, 2018

The new 4-bit drive, based on 1Tb V-NAND technology, will offer 540MB/s sequential read speed and 520MB/s sequential write speed, which is on the same level as the company's 3-bit drives. However, those prices are set to tumble as Samsung just started mass producing 4TB QLC drives. Samsung hasn't announced specific pricing , but 4-bit cells should narrow the gap a little. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL just leaked in an unboxing video Google Pixel 3 XL just leaked in an unboxing video
- August 08, 2018

The Pixel 3 XL, meanwhile, may boast a light green power button instead. It has an Adreno 630 GPU and runs Android 9. To make things even more interesting, we now have another leak that puts Google's upcoming Pixel 3 XL front and center. (more...)
SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Reveals New Characters and 103 Level Options SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Reveals New Characters and 103 Level Options
- August 08, 2018

Simon and Richter Belmont stake their claim on Smash Bros . His Final Smash is the Grand Cross, which locks an opponent in an explosive coffin. Here's a look at the full stage select screen... Stamina Battle : In addition to Time Battle and Stock Battle, Stamina Battle is also one of the standard modes in Super Smash Bros . (more...)
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack bombing in WW2 Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack bombing in WW2
- August 08, 2018

Ground zero at Hiroshima after the atomic bomb exploded 73 years ago. But reports suggest Tokyo is considering a summit soon between Kim and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , with local media floating a possible meeting on the sidelines of an worldwide forum in Russia's Vladivostok next month. (more...)
United Kingdom pricing of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks online United Kingdom pricing of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks online
- August 08, 2018

Given that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches on August 9th, that means that the biggest game in the world could launch on Android alongside it. If genuine, the cases illustrate some of the features we can expect from Samsung's new flagship. (more...)
Dota 2 veterans defeated by OpenAI bots Dota 2 veterans defeated by OpenAI bots
- August 08, 2018

In front of 100,000 live-streamers, the bot team easily took out the best-of-three tournament, winning the first game in 21.5 minutes and the second in just under 25 (evenly matched games generally take around 45 minutes). The characters Open AI played were selected by Twitch users, giving Team Human a slight advantage. The bots nevertheless fought a hard battle, at one point predicting a 17% win probability before succumbing to Team Human's assault 35:47 into the game. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Fortnite Android Exclusivity Confirmed Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Fortnite Android Exclusivity Confirmed
- August 07, 2018

A leaked image of the retail box for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has revealed the specifications of the smartphone ahead of the launch later this week. If true, it means it would be tougher for those without Samsung devices to play the game. The game also checks to see if the device has an S Pen stylus. (more...)
Likely Pixel 3 announcement date revealed Likely Pixel 3 announcement date revealed
- August 06, 2018

Google will likely announce the phone on October 4, with a release date following thereafter. October is when Google usually unveils the Pixel phone (or phones). He said: "Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me - with high confidence - that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch". (more...)
Fortnite Shopping Cart and All Terrain Karts Temporarily Disabled Fortnite Shopping Cart and All Terrain Karts Temporarily Disabled
- August 06, 2018

All you have to do is build 250 structures , which is easy, but time-consuming. Remember, most of the Rifts don't directly spawn in the city itself so you'll need to explore the outlying mountains and ravines. In this challenge, players will have to eliminate 3 enemies in Dusty Divor. This is the simplest challenge of them all! When you are flying in, make sure to note the chest locations in the metal stacks. (more...)
Apple removes most of US conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes Apple removes most of US conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes
- August 06, 2018

Facebook said that Jones will have the opportunity to appeal the decision. Apple told Buzzfeed that it had removed the entire library for five of Jones's six Infowars podcasts including the shows " War Room " and the daily "The Alex Jones Show". (more...)
Apple officially ends its App Store affiliate program this October Apple officially ends its App Store affiliate program this October
- August 06, 2018

Apple claims that the modifications to the iOS and Mac App Stores have ensured more methods of driving app discovery. However, all other content types, including music, movies, books, and TV, will remain as a part of the programme. The company, however, clarified other contents such as e-books, music, movies and TV titles had been kept out of the above move. Ever since the release of the Google Play Store, the app market has been plagued with low-quality releases or even downright malware, ... (more...)
IPhone supplier TSMC’s fab tools infected by computer virus IPhone supplier TSMC’s fab tools infected by computer virus
- August 06, 2018

On Saturday, several factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Most of the affected systems were up and running again by Sunday afternoon, and the company said it expects a full recovery on Monday. During a phone call with Bloomberg , a TSMC representative acknowledged that the company had been hit by viruses before, but never one quite this bad. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Multiplayer Beta Trailer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Multiplayer Beta Trailer
- August 06, 2018

This Beta will allow gamers to experience 10 different classes and 6 different maps, a massive variety when compared to most betas. Days of Summer also brings new updates to Call of Duty WW2's progression system, and throws beach-themed undead enemies into the game's Nazi Zombies co-op horde mode. (more...)
Google Maps location sharing adds phone battery status Google Maps location sharing adds phone battery status
- August 05, 2018

This update might or might not make life simpler for you. Yes, we are talking about the fact that you can now see the other person's phone battery life as well as track their whereabouts. Google is also planning to expand the new feature to other regions of the country and is seeking help from the government authorities for the same. (more...)