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Microsoft Reportedly Close To Purchasing New Vegas Developer Obsidian Entertainment Microsoft Reportedly Close To Purchasing New Vegas Developer Obsidian Entertainment
- October 11, 2018

Microsoft is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase indie RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment based on three anonymous sources who spoke to Kotaku . An article from Kotaku has commented on Microsoft's intentions to acquire Obsidian Entertainment. That statement seems to suggest this deal will not alter Obsidian's agreement with Private Label, but it may impact which systems the untitled Obsidian project is released for. (more...)
What is Google Home Hub and how does it work? What is Google Home Hub and how does it work?
- October 10, 2018

Google launched the new Google Home Hub at the event in NY yesterday, and now the company is rolling out a redesigned Google Home app for its Android and iOS users both. It says the sensor " automatically detects and matches over 16 million combinations of light and colour, so your photos blend in with your home decor ". (more...)
Huawei teases Mate 20X as a gaming smartphone with a cooling system Huawei teases Mate 20X as a gaming smartphone with a cooling system
- October 10, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro has been spotted online a week ahead of its launch . There are snippets of some mobile games and the words "cooler" and "longer gaming". Also, if you're not a fan of such gargantuan phones with distractingly large screen cutouts, the non-Pro Huawei Mate 20 should feature a slightly smaller 6.5-inch display with a significantly narrower "waterdrop" notch. (more...)
Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event
- October 10, 2018

The firm's '#MadeByGoogle' event kicks off at 11a.m. (ET) on Tuesday and is hosting a livestream of all the announcements. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, starts at ₹83,000 ($1,120) for the 64GB variant, and goes up to a mind-blowing ₹92,000 ($1,242) for the 128GB storage variant. (more...)
PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019 PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019
- October 10, 2018

Initially, it is only going to be available to Sony's "Playstation Preview Program", but the feature is planned to be rolled out for everyone in the new year. Also, after you do change your name, you could display your old one to help people recognize who you are. "For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99". (more...)
Microsoft unveils Project xCloud streaming platform Microsoft unveils Project xCloud streaming platform
- October 10, 2018

Project xCloud is to enter a public testing stage in 2019 and the technology, which sees Xbox One components installed in server datacenters, is meant to allow Xbox games to be played "on any device ". "Our focus is on delivering an wonderful added experience to existing Xbox players and on empowering developers to scale to hundreds of millions of new players across devices". (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 suffers from daylight savings bug Apple Watch Series 4 suffers from daylight savings bug
- October 10, 2018

When clocks change there isn't the standard 24 hours in a single day, and that seems to be causing the issue . Apple definitely spent the past 3 generations continuously learning what exactly it wants to do with this gadget, and the Series 4 is a nice culmination of that effort. (more...)
Google slow to report bug that imperiled personal data Google slow to report bug that imperiled personal data
- October 10, 2018

The data involved was limited to optional profile fields, including name, age, gender, occupation and email address, Google said . Google said: 'We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any Profile data was misused'. (more...)
Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices
- October 10, 2018

The Pixel 3 packs in a host of new ideas about how AI can change the phone experience - from the practical to the pretty out-there. The most exciting productivity-focused app Google announced at its event was Adobe Acrobat, allowing users to create PDF files. (more...)
Google Home Hub hands-on: Big AI in a small smart display
- October 10, 2018

The buy-one-get-one operates in the usual way for carrier deals, which is to say that you don't just give Verizon $799 in cash and get two phones. If you press that screen button, the Pixel's AI will answer and start asking questions of the caller on your behalf. And with AI-powered Adaptive Battery, Pixel 3 prioritizes battery power for your most important apps to make your phone last all day. (more...)
Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer includes basic external printer drivers Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer includes basic external printer drivers
- October 10, 2018

Microsoft responded on October 4th by pulling the update for further investigation into the bug. If, for example, you moved the Documents folder from its location in the user profile to a new location, such as a secondary data drive, but some files remained in the old location, the setup logic for the version 1809 upgrade removed the folder in the old location as well as all of the files in it. (more...)
PS5 May Not Be a Big Departure from PlayStation 4 PS5 May Not Be a Big Departure from PlayStation 4
- October 10, 2018

Looking ahead to the next generation of consoles, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida confirms that a successor to the PlayStation is going to happen, the Financial Times reported. Some believe it's an indication backward compatibility is returning to the brand, courtesy of the PlayStation 5 . The commitment to a next-generation console comes as discussion begins to heat up over the next round of the so-called "console wars" and the future of dedicated gaming hardware. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed
- October 10, 2018

You still won't be able to play Black Ops 4 until midnight on Thursday, October 11 but GAME will be selling it from 6pm the same day. Furthermore, players should have 112GB of free disk space, though this isn't the size of the download but rather, the amount of space required to complete the installation process. (more...)
Google falls after report it covered up potential security flaw
- October 09, 2018

But in a blog post today, Ben Smith, Google Fellow and Vice President of Engineering, said the bug allowed third-party apps to also gain access to users' data that was marked private, not just the public data the apps would have normally been allowed to see. (more...)
IPhone XS charging fix now available in new iOS 12.0.1 update
- October 09, 2018

In nearly every reported instance, the phone would begin to charge normally once it had been unlocked and interacted with, indicating that the issue lay in the device's inactivity, and not the display's sleep status. Since 5 GHz networks offer faster data speeds than 2.4 GHz, that could have a noticeable impact on usability. Whilst Android users are generally blown away when they receive a firmware update, iOS device owners just accept it as the norm. (more...)
Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow
- October 09, 2018

It is also speculated that Google will also launch Pixel State tablet, Google Home Hub and next generation Pixelbook 2, new Chromecast device and Pixel wireless charger and much more. We will have full coverage of Google's event today. A new smart speaker could also be unveiled at the Pixel 3 event. As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 3 XL looks nearly similar to its predecessor - Pixel 2XL - from the back, but the front design of the phone has been revamped. (more...)
Pixel Slate, new Chromecast, Google Home Hub expected
- October 09, 2018

Several have noted that this could mean Google will enable connectivity with wireless headphones, or a controller, akin to a Roku remote - a feature that has reportedly been requested by users for a while now. The main difference is that Google has full control on Pixel phones in terms of hardware and software. Like the Google Home speakers, the Home Hub will also come with Assistant and the ability to control other smart home devices. (more...)
Google poised to unveil new Pixel phones, other services
- October 09, 2018

Surprisingly, Google is still sticking to a single rear camera setup. "If you have a Google tattoo on you, then these are the phones for you", IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said of the Pixel's limited appeal so far. As we inch towards the end of a smartphone year, we will witness one of the last few major launches of 2018 tonight. It is also expected to come with an upgraded front camera that can capture videos at 1080p, and 60 frames per second. (more...)
Verizon leaks Google Pixel 3 pricing ahead of launch Verizon leaks Google Pixel 3 pricing ahead of launch
- October 09, 2018

Okay, guys and gals, we are on the ground in New York City and after a day of good food and great coffee, we're gearing up for tomorrow's big show. In India, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to launch in the October second week. (more...)
Google Pixel Slate: What to expect for this Chrome OS tablet
- October 09, 2018

The Pixel Slate , Google's first Chrome OS tablet, was leaked ahead of the upcoming Made by Google event . Which of you will follow the live streaming of the Google event? London and Paris are also holding events with things kicking off at 4pm BST. (more...)
Pixel 3 Event: Here's everything to expect from Google Pixel 3 Event: Here's everything to expect from Google
- October 09, 2018

A few weeks on and now, Google is all set to take on the spotlight at its big event due tomorrow at San Francisco . While there may be nothing groundbreaking on the agenda, rumblings from the rumor mill suggest that we'll see some welcome enhancements to some already stellar products. (more...)
Facebook Portal and Portal Facebook Portal and Portal
- October 09, 2018

It features a pivoting 15-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Arriving in the U.S. in November, Facebook Portal is a $199 (£152) 10-inch screen, with two speakers and a high-quality webcam attached, which the company hopes users will put in their living rooms and kitchens and use to launch video chats with friends and loved ones. (more...)
Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the "best gaming processor"
- October 08, 2018

Again it has a base frequency of 3.6GHz but the default max turbo is 4.9GHz on a single core or 4.6GHz on all cores. The supporting act today is the Core i5-9600K, with six cores but no Hyperthreading. All of the processors support dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and features an Intel GT2 integrated GPU. Intel has also said that the all-core frequency for the i9-9900K is 400 MHz faster than the i7-8700K. (more...)
Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability
- October 08, 2018

Google found that no one was using it, saying that " Google + now has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google + user sessions are less than five seconds". Google said up to 500,000 users had been affected. Chief Executive Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan not to notify users after an internal committee had reached that decision, sources told the WSJ . (more...)
Skybound Games to complete Telltale Games' Walking Dead series Skybound Games to complete Telltale Games' Walking Dead series
- October 08, 2018

Skybound's founder, Robert Kirkman, is also the original creator of The Walking Dead comics, so it seems a natural enough fit, but questions remain about what this will mean for the original workers. Following the second episode, many fans were left wondering what would happen next and soon they will have their answer. Skybound will continue the game to see it to completion. (more...)
Microsoft reveals its Project xCloud game streaming service Microsoft reveals its Project xCloud game streaming service
- October 08, 2018

Project xCloud will leverage Microsoft's existing data centers across the globe, literally loading up servers with the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles, and using these to run the games streamed directly to your mobile device of choice. (more...)
Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9 Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9
- October 08, 2018

But, we're here to talk about the Pixel Slate . The leaked images have revealed that the device will pack Google Chrome OS . For starters, the Pixel 3 XL's packaging has made its way to the web . Apart from that, Pixel Slate will most probably be just a Wi-Fi enabled tablet and not a GSM/CDMA data enabled tablet. The tech company has previously collaborated with names such as Asus and Samsung to produce the Nexus range of devices. (more...)
Facebook second friend request warning about accounts being cloned Facebook second friend request warning about accounts being cloned
- October 08, 2018

This prompts everyone else who receives it to believe their accounts may have also been cloned. "Occasionally Facebook accounts are cloned and the hackers will send your friends phishing emails to dupe them into clicking on a link that will infect them". (more...)
A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL
- October 08, 2018

In this case, the Google keyboard looks to magnetically connect to the rear of the tablet while it's being stored, but then can be folded up in an origami fashion to prop up the tablet while in use. It greatly resembles the Pixel 2 and 2 XL's boxes in which it profiles the back of the phone on the front of the box and includes additional information about the device around the sides. (more...)
OnePlus 6T will probably get a Porsche Edition, hints CEO OnePlus 6T will probably get a Porsche Edition, hints CEO
- October 08, 2018

OnePlus has confirmed it will launch the OnePlus 6T on October 30 in NY. The listing, which talks of pre-booking of the OnePlus 6T , notes that consumers who pre-book the phone will get free Bullets Type-C earphones with it. OnePlus in an October 7 tweet had said it would share some exciting announcement related to OnePlus 6T . The screen is expected to remain the same at 6.2-inches. (more...)