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Diablo III: Eternal Collection Leaks for Nintendo Switch Diablo III: Eternal Collection Leaks for Nintendo Switch
- August 18, 2018

Titled the " Eternal Collection ", the Switch version will include both the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions for $59.99. Even since its release in 2012, Diablo III has still remained a hugely popular title across PC and consoles, and it seems as though that Nintendo Switch owners may be able to look forward to slaying demons with their friends later this year. (more...)
Nvidia Stock Drops 6% as Cryptocurrency Miner-Related GPU Demand Dries Up Nvidia Stock Drops 6% as Cryptocurrency Miner-Related GPU Demand Dries Up
- August 18, 2018

During a previous earnings call , an Nvidia representative said the company modeled cryptocurrency profits "approximately flat", adding that much of the demand for its graphics cards came from the number of "amazing games that are out right now". (more...)
Australian teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple Australian teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple
- August 18, 2018

An Australian teenager managed to hack Apple, steal 90 gigabytes of secure files, and access customer accounts, a court has heard, according to The Age . The mobile phone was used to let others know about his successful forays: he posted about them using the end-to-end encrypted messaging app WhatsApp . (more...)
Nokia 9 announcement teased for August 21 Nokia 9 announcement teased for August 21
- August 18, 2018

However, the invite does not mention any particular device as such. The model number for the global variants is listed as TA-1116, TA-1103 and TA-1083. It has been doing the rounds in rumour and speculation for quite a while and an end of August launch has been talked about for a month or two. It features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. (more...)
OnePlus 6T may launch on T OnePlus 6T may launch on T
- August 18, 2018

The OnePlus 5T , for instance, jumped from a 5.5 to a 6-inch AMOLED screen, retaining the processor, memory, battery, and camera features of the OnePlus 5 . Moreover, T-Mobile's entire brand identity as a younger, cheaper upstart matches exactly what OnePlus has been trying to do, so it's a sensible pairing. (more...)
New Gmail confidential mode goes live
- August 17, 2018

You can set emails to expire after a set amount of time, similar to a Snapchat message, or take away someone's access to a confidential email at any time. Along with the control options, users can decide whether they will require recipients to obtain an SMS passcode before they can access the email message. (more...)
HTC Android 9 Pie Update Details HTC Android 9 Pie Update Details
- August 17, 2018

Apparently, some users have discovered that their fast charging capabilities have been disabled by the new operating system . According to impacted device owners, their Pixel XL smartphones no longer fast charge after installing the latest Android update , forcing them to charge at normal or slow speeds. (more...)
Verizon To Offer YouTube TV In 5G Broadband Rollout 08/16/2018 Verizon To Offer YouTube TV In 5G Broadband Rollout 08/16/2018
- August 17, 2018

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is closing in on deals with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) to be its first video providers as it launches its 5G wireless service, Bloomberg reports. As part of the LG-Sprint pact, Sprint customers "will be among the first in the world to experience" 5G on the LG handset built for the country's first mobile 5G network when it launches in the first half of 2019, Sprint said. (more...)
China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut
- August 17, 2018

Fortunately, gamers can receive a full unconditional refund if they apply before August 20, 2018. The Steam-like platform Tencent's WeGame has said that it's been removed and now not available for purchasing. If you've played Monster Hunter: World, you'd probably agree with analysts that the game is quite tame in terms of sex and blood. Last month, Capcom said that the game had cumulative sales of 8.3 million copies by the quarter that ended in June. (more...)
IPhone X-like Motorola P30 gets official in China, and it's cheap IPhone X-like Motorola P30 gets official in China, and it's cheap
- August 17, 2018

Since the iPhone X was introduced previous year, many manufacturers have released at least a smartphone model with a notched display and a familiar vertically mounted dual-camera bump. The P30 has a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In China, the Motorola P30 is said to be priced at 1,999 yuan (about RM1,186) for the 64GB model and 2,099 yuan (about RM1,245) for the 128GB storage option. (more...)
Sprint and LG hope to launch the first 5G smartphone next year Sprint and LG hope to launch the first 5G smartphone next year
- August 17, 2018

According to the mobile network company, the 5G rollout will bring faster and more reliable internet speeds to its customers. When you buy your 5G LG phone it will connect to Sprint's 5G network wherever available. "LG has done tremendous work developing technical designs that enable us to be among the first movers in mobile 5G", said Dr. John Saw, chief technology officer at Sprint. (more...)
Fortnite Update V5.21 Brings Heavy Sniper Rifle and Nerf to Minigun Fortnite Update V5.21 Brings Heavy Sniper Rifle and Nerf to Minigun
- August 16, 2018

For those who prefer the Save the World part of Fortnite , there are a new set of weekly Horde challenges and a brand new hero called Thora joining the equation. This comes bundled with a new weekly challenge mode named "bulletproof husks", presumably created to let players test out Thora's abilities. New Constructor Machinist: Thora added to the Event Store. (more...)
Nvidia unveils Turing-based Quadro RTX family Nvidia unveils Turing-based Quadro RTX family
- August 16, 2018

All three new Quadro GPUs ( NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 ) will be available in the fourth quarter at estimated street prices starting at $2,300 (around Rs 1.60 lakh) and ranging to $10,000 (Rs 7 lakh). (more...)
Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost Samsung unveils newest smartphone hoping for sales boost
- August 15, 2018

When Will The Galaxy Home Be Available? Samsung Electronics said on August 13 its upcoming artificial intelligence speaker Galaxy Home, will come with high-end sound quality that sets it apart from rivals in the market. . Borrowing from the iPhone's playbook, the Note 9 will have the same US price regardless of carrier. This will let people control music or snap selfies just by clicking the stylus. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL could come with 6.7-inch display, 3430mAh battery Google Pixel 3 XL could come with 6.7-inch display, 3430mAh battery
- August 14, 2018

It's come to be nearly exactly what we expected, including the controversial notch. Design wise, the same two-tone colour design is maintained on the Pixel 3 XL . Along with the smartphone, a pair of USBType-C headphones are also present in the box. According to the video, the Google Pixel 3 XL will have a whopping 6.7-inch screen (with a comically huge notch and chin), a 3,430mAh battery, a single rear 12.2MP camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. (more...)
Bound 2019 Honda Civic (facelift) revealed Bound 2019 Honda Civic (facelift) revealed
- August 14, 2018

Honda says this engine has been "enhanced" (thanks largely to new friction reduction measures), adding that it has incorporated more insulating material in key areas round the vehicle. Wearing some very slight styling changes, the Civic's controversial-but-popular design continues for 2019 and beyond. A 2.0-liter engine connected to a CVT or six-speed manual transmission makes sure the Civic Sport drives as well as it looks. (more...)
Google Stores Your Location Data Even If Location History is Turned Off Google Stores Your Location Data Even If Location History is Turned Off
- August 14, 2018

AP's findings suggest that when you tell Google to turn off location tracking, it's only stopping the display of location markers in your apps . After all, the Google support page says , "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored ". (more...)
Inject some Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay directly into your veins Inject some Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay directly into your veins
- August 13, 2018

For a while now, many of us gamers have been assuming that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be 4k resolution on the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro. You're probably just watching the thing already. 'In and out of the camp, the world is alive and responds to the player, ' the voiceover says. Morgan can greet passing riders in friendly or belligerent ways; square-up to local tough guys and cool down an angry sheriff with an itchy trigger-finger. (more...)
DOOM Eternal’s brutal gameplay revealed at QuakeCon 2018 DOOM Eternal’s brutal gameplay revealed at QuakeCon 2018
- August 13, 2018

The rebooted Doom released in 2016 was a critical triumph , an impeccably designed balance of shooting and melee, based on the idea that video game gunfights are more exciting when you need to keep moving and can't just hang back and shoot from cover. (more...)
Fallout 76 is completely changing how perks work Fallout 76 is completely changing how perks work
- August 13, 2018

According to Howard, Fallout 76 will offer players "packs" of Perk Cards every other level during the start of the game. "We turn the assholes into interesting content", said game director Todd Howard. When you die, the only effect is that you drop the junk you're collecting, which is used to build. Armor and weaponry isn't lost upon death, so the only decision you have to make after dying is whether you want to go back and collect your resources. (more...)
Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed
- August 13, 2018

As Epic Games made a decision to skip the Play Store, users will need to first download the Fortnite launcher from the company's website. Here's all we know about Fortnite for Android including how to install it, smartphone exclusivity, gameplay and more. (more...)
Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st
- August 13, 2018

Sources close to Wccftech have reported that three of Intel's flagship desktop processors in the 9000 series will land on October 1, with the remainder of the family being released in the first quarter of 2019. The chip features 16MB of L3 cache, Intel UHD 620 graphics, and 95W TDP. There would also be a mid-tier Core i5-9600K processor with six cores, six threads, a 3.7GHz base clock and a 4.3GHz boost with all cores (4.6GHz with one). (more...)
Palm Palm "Pepito" leaked as a tiny comeback destined for Verizon
- August 12, 2018

The phone was developed under the codename "Pepito" by TCL , and is destined to be a Verizon exclusive when it launches later this year. Keeping the lights on will supposedly be a small 800mAh capacity battery. Android 8.1 is the expected operating system and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chip paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. (more...)
New Pokémon: Let's Go! trailer highlights Vermilion City and Team Rocket New Pokémon: Let's Go! trailer highlights Vermilion City and Team Rocket
- August 12, 2018

The trailer shows off the vibrant atmosphere of a familiar Vermillion City that's now been transformed into a moving 3D landscape. Fans can explore a newly-rendered version of Kanto, battle its gym leaders and catch its pokemon while also enjoying a combination of completely new features and others borrowed from the series' recent past. (more...)
Torchlight Frontiers brings the series back as a Torchlight Frontiers brings the series back as a "shared-world action-RPG"
- August 12, 2018

The first Torchlight game was released in 2009 with its sequel coming in 2012. Announcement of the closure prompted Runic studio head Marsh Lefler to reassure the public, stating "you haven't heard the last of us". The latest iteration will be a shared-world action-RPG, bringing back numerous features and mechanics the Torchlight series is known for, with Schaefer assembling "an all-star team of developers", according to Perfect World Senior Vice President, Yoon Im. (more...)
Discord Targets Steam With New Online Game Store Discord Targets Steam With New Online Game Store
- August 12, 2018

As for the store, rather than have every game available on it, Discord wants to make it a carefully curated shop with specific titles and recommendations based on player interest. Everyone in the beta can buy Dead Cells , Frostpunk , Omensight , Into the Breach , SpellForce 3 , The Banner Saga 3 , Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire , Hollow Knight , Moonlighter , This is the Police 2 , and Starbound . (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September
- August 11, 2018

There's only a few weeks left until Nintendo Switch Online launches, according to a press release from Nintendo. One such detail is Switch Online's release date, as thus far, Nintendo has only said that the service will launch in September. (more...)
Samung Galaxy Note 9: Hands-on! Samung Galaxy Note 9: Hands-on!
- August 11, 2018

If the details are pretty thin on the ground at the moment, there's good reason why; Samsung hasn't announced the speaker yet, with more information expected at a developers' conference in early November - right in time for the festive season. (more...)
Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare
- August 11, 2018

Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play , the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps. With the option on Android to release its app without going through Google's official channel, they also skip having to give Google a slice of the in-game purchase pie. (more...)
One Week Until DOOM Eternal’s Gameplay Reveal One Week Until DOOM Eternal’s Gameplay Reveal
- August 11, 2018

Id Software will share more details about that mode at a later date. There's even a few new bad guys DOOM will debut with Eternal . Pain Elementals, Arachnotrons, and Arch-Viles are making their comeback in DOOM Eternal . Bethesda revealed the first gameplay footage from DOOM Eternal - their highly-anticipated sequel to 2016's reboot of the iconic first-person shooter franchise - during their keynote address at QuakeCon 2018 today (August 10th). (more...)