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Best Things to Do in Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Things to Do in Red Dead Redemption 2
- November 27, 2018

This puts Rockstar's open world Western in the top spot for the third week running despite sales being down over 50% week-on-week. 'The up-close portrayal of the outlaw Van der Linde gang's unraveling is a compelling companion story that blends seamlessly with the original game, and depth and breadth of the open world is a technical triumph that every gamer should experience'. (more...)
Budget Pixel 3 Lite leaks again, photos compare it with several phones Budget Pixel 3 Lite leaks again, photos compare it with several phones
- November 27, 2018

A previously leaked teardown ARCore APK had revealed a different story altogether. According to the new details, the Pixel 3 Lite is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC along with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The phone is said to sport a 12MP rear camera paired with an LED flash and an 8MP front camera. The processor changes and the battery shrinks, but the device may boast a 3.5mm headphone jack, too. (more...)
Supreme Court to hear Apple's appeal in App Store monopoly case Supreme Court to hear Apple's appeal in App Store monopoly case
- November 27, 2018

The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. Part of the concern, the court said in that case, was to free judges from having to make complex calculations of damages. "They happen to be the largest company in the world, or at least they were some weeks ago, and they are able to extract monopoly pricing by virtue of a unique e-commerce monopoly on their App Store", said ... (more...)
Eiji Aonuma Seemingly Teases Skyward Sword for Switch Eiji Aonuma Seemingly Teases Skyward Sword for Switch
- November 27, 2018

We may find out soon as recent rumors suggest a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword may soon be coming to the Switch. At an event like this, you naturally wouldn't expect much in the way of announcements, but according to reports, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma teased The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be soaring onto the Switch. (more...)
I'll live on Mars if it kills me, insists Elon Musk
- November 27, 2018

Still, Musk shrugged off the idea that a cosmic cruise would be "an escape hatch for rich people". Pointing out all the difficulties of living on Mars , Musk said that even after paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of moving to Mars - a price point Musk hopes will be a reality before long - life will be hard and incredibly risky, with very little time for relaxing. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Already Breaking Records With Pre-Orders Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Already Breaking Records With Pre-Orders
- November 26, 2018

In the trailer for World of Light (which has been likened to Avengers: Infinity War in many respects), the united front of Smash Bros characters stand up to a seraph-like entity named Galeem, who was surrounded by an army of Master Hands. (more...)
Red Dead Online Goes Live This Week Red Dead Online Goes Live This Week
- November 26, 2018

As such, Rockstar is expecting the "inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale" and it is asking the Red Dead Redemption 2 community to report any issues and share their feedback so that Rockstar can shape the experience with them in mind. (more...)
Alien: Blackout will likely be announced at the Game Awards Alien: Blackout will likely be announced at the Game Awards
- November 26, 2018

Trademark applications do not always result in announcements of a new product. Not all Alien video games are created equal. All of this news has stoked rumour that the follow-up to the critically and fan-acclaimed Alien: Isolation is to be announced at the upcoming Game Awards 2018. (more...)
‘Good chance of death’: Musk to move to Mars
- November 26, 2018

Today, the USA pays $81 million per seat in Russian Soyuz spacecraft - the only option of getting humans into space at the moment. And the chances are much higher for NASA's Mars Insight lander, which is expected to touch down just before noon PT Monday on a flat Martian plain known as Elysium Planitia. (more...)
Black Friday Foot Traffic Falls While Online Sales Break Records
- November 26, 2018

On Amazon shoppers can buy Echo Dot (third-gen) for over 50 percent off, while the Polk Audio Command Bar with Alexa comes in at $199 a saving of $100. But with 62% of adults planning on taking part compared with 36% previous year, the total amount spent is forecast to eclipse 2017's £4.5bn. The 1.7% drop in visits to physical stores is similar to consumer behavior on Black Friday a year ago. (more...)
GameStop Cyber Monday Deals Include Exclusive Discounts on Recent Games and More GameStop Cyber Monday Deals Include Exclusive Discounts on Recent Games and More
- November 25, 2018

During Black Friday this year, online sales pulled in a record-setting $6.22 billion, as more and more shoppers chose to skip venturing to stores while still buying everything ranging from electronics to toys. shoppers will mostly or only shop Black Friday online , taking away from some of the Cyber Monday uniqueness", Ray Wimer, an assistant professor of retail practice at Syracuse University, said in an email. (more...)
Range Rover’s Compact Evoke SUV Gets a Makeover (With Eco-Friendly Options) Range Rover’s Compact Evoke SUV Gets a Makeover (With Eco-Friendly Options)
- November 25, 2018

Shaping up as the love child of its predecessor and the recently launched Velar mid-size SUV , the Evoque maintains its coupe-like silhouette but adds flush doorhandles, and slimmer LED headlights and tail-lights with scrolling indicators. (more...)
Google's conversational Duplex AI rolls out to some Pixel owners Google's conversational Duplex AI rolls out to some Pixel owners
- November 24, 2018

To have Duplex book a table for you, you'll need to invoke Google Assistant and ask it to do that with a command like, "Hey Google , make a restaurant reservation in Manhattan". Right now one will be able to book Restaurants reservations with Google Duplex . What is Google Duplex AI? The call-in reservation feature is only useful for restaurants at the moment, and it also requires a bit of effort to ensure that you get the exact time and seats you want. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review
- November 24, 2018

The Nokia X7 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro are both built with an Aluminum Alloy and they are equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. We put it to the test to find out. The Nokia X7 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with an octa-core clocking at a speed of 2.2 GHz while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with an octa-core processor that runs at a speed of 1.8 GHz. (more...)
Apple acquires AI startup ‘Silk Labs’ Apple acquires AI startup ‘Silk Labs’
- November 23, 2018

According to its site, its aim is to "bring next-generation visual and audio intelligence to connected products" with "state-of-the-art image and audio recognition". The startup is known for its Kickstarter project Sense , which failed to gain much traction. It seems that the purchase took place earlier this year it would fit perfectly with Apple's privacy-oriented approach to Artificial Intelligence . (more...)
The Best Australian Black Friday PS4 Deals The Best Australian Black Friday PS4 Deals
- November 22, 2018

Just keep your eyes open, because Amazon UK also has a bundle without Astro Bot or Wipeout for £179.99 marked as a Black Friday Discount, so don't accidentally lose out on a free game. This deal was found in a Tesco branch so there's no guarantee you'll be able to get that deal in your branch, but it's worth an ask seeing as the purchaser provided receipts. (more...)
How To Sign-In To Your Microsoft Account Without A Cumbersome Password How To Sign-In To Your Microsoft Account Without A Cumbersome Password
- November 21, 2018

Microsoft has recently made updates to its Windows Security app Account Protection page which will alert users if there is a way to improve security. Create a PIN (or enter an existing PIN if you have already created one). The feature initially launched in limited preview during the Spring, but it's now officially available with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. (more...)
Google Assistant Can Now Be Launched Using Siri Shortcuts Google Assistant Can Now Be Launched Using Siri Shortcuts
- November 21, 2018

Lets face it, many people find Siri to be inferior to the Google Assistant in many aspects including voice recognition. Make sure to go to the App Store and download the Google Assistant app and/or update your current Google Assistant app to the latest version. (more...)
LG Launches Google Assistant-Powered Smart Display LG Launches Google Assistant-Powered Smart Display
- November 21, 2018

These speakers have to be fantastic because LG is pricing these at $299. (LG) begins rolling out a powerful and intelligent speaker with a unique Smart Display that combines the capabilities of the Google Assistant with unparalleled sound quality from Meridian Audio to create a powerful and attractive device designed for the smart home. (more...)
Valve is discontinuing the Steam Link box Valve is discontinuing the Steam Link box
- November 21, 2018

As a reminder, the Steam Link was originally released in November 2015 and was a means of streaming someone's Steam game library to a TV. It worked, but was incredibly cumbersome, especially if an unskippable Windows Update chose to rear its ugly head. (more...)
Google’s Digital Wellbeing app no longer in beta Google’s Digital Wellbeing app no longer in beta
- November 21, 2018

One possible solution cited by users involves revoking third-party camera access. It is now available to all Google Pixel devices and all devices running the vanilla-flavored Android One OS. Charged reports that hundreds of Pixel 3 owners have taken to online channels such as Reddit and the Google Product Forums with complaints that their cameras are no longer working. (more...)
Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography
- November 21, 2018

In a statement , the blogging platform explained that its filters failed to remove the objectionable content and that the app hasn't yet returned to the App Store. Apple had previously removed Telegram from the App Store since it was being used to share child pornography. To make it even worse, it was child porn. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram hit by major outages across world Facebook, Instagram hit by major outages across world
- November 21, 2018

Instagram users were also reporting spotty app handling capabilities. Facebook confirmed that its family of apps, which includes Facebook , Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp , experienced outages over the course of several hours on Tuesday. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Variants Leaked; 2 Drilled Holes on Display Rumoured Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Variants Leaked; 2 Drilled Holes on Display Rumoured
- November 20, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 will join the recently launched Galaxy A7 which features a triple-camera setup and side fingerprint sensor. Samsung is reportedly mulling a reverse wireless charging feature for this Galaxy S10 model. The South Korean giant is also expected to offer LED Flip and Protective covers for the device. However, it is said that the there will be a 5.8-inch display option carrying model number SM-G970x sans the in-display fingerprint sensor. (more...)
Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts
- November 20, 2018

Instagram influencers are arguably the heart and soul of brand-consumer relationships on the app, but often it's hard for brands and advertisers to determine who the real influencers are. Users who unknowingly shared their login information with another app may be asked to change their password as well. "We're removing activity like new followers from these apps to protect our community from inauthentic activity". (more...)
Test how well you can imitate emojis with new Microsoft app Test how well you can imitate emojis with new Microsoft app
- November 20, 2018

Although Microsoft has restarted the rollout process for its beleaguered Windows 10 October 2018 Update , it appears some problems are persisting, as people are finding they can not use iCloud after installing the update. "iCloud for Windows requires Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (April 2018 Update) and earlier". This information comes from Microsoft's own Windows 10 Update History page, where Microsoft is publicly tracking the October Update's bugs. (more...)
Today's Fallout 76 patch better do a lot because it's almost 50GB Today's Fallout 76 patch better do a lot because it's almost 50GB
- November 20, 2018

In its latest post , the studio has been frank about the changes coming our way, and has outlined what is and most likely isn't dropping today, November 19. Expect them as we head into December. This is the update that Bethesda says will improve the game's performance , so let's hope that the near constant stuttering and ridiculously low frame rates are eradicated with it installed. (more...)
Apple said to cut orders from China iPhone component makers
- November 19, 2018

Apple's $749 iPhone XR became available for sale on October 26. Production orders for the iPhone XS , XS Max and XR have reportedly been slashed. Apple has cut production orders on its three latest models of the iPhone, which haven't sold as quickly as the company had originally expected, the Wall Street Journal reports , citing unnamed sources. (more...)
Apple's Latest iPad Pro Appears Extremely Bendable, Folds Under Slight Pressure Apple's Latest iPad Pro Appears Extremely Bendable, Folds Under Slight Pressure
- November 19, 2018

It doesn't appear that Nelson put much effort into bending the iPad, as you can see in the video. After all, you can't have light and thin devices with huge surface areas and not expect them to bend. Like tinfoil wrapped around mashed potatoes'. It also comes in a 12.9-inch version which will likely react exactly the same way if subjected to the same amount of force. (more...)
Instagram’s Data Download Tool Accidentally Leaked Users’ Passwords Instagram’s Data Download Tool Accidentally Leaked Users’ Passwords
- November 19, 2018

In addition to allowing up to 30 million user accounts to be hacked , there's the bombshell report that the company hired a PR firm to discredit activist protesters by tying them to the liberal financier George Soros. The breach is the latest in the line of security issues to hit Facebook , which last announced a breach in September. Users will be able to download information like photos, videos, comments, and more. (more...)