Technology


O2 will give millions of customers compensation after mobile network outage O2 will give millions of customers compensation after mobile network outage
- December 09, 2018

A company spokeswoman said: 'We're very sorry about yesterday's data issue. The problem is said to have affected O2's 3G and 4G networks, and Swedish networking giant Ericsson later admitted that its software had caused the problem. 'We will be updating our customers later today on how we will make yesterday's data service issue up to them and we'd once again like to thank our customers for their patience'. (more...)
Google One subscribers can get up to $200 off Pixel 3/XL Google One subscribers can get up to $200 off Pixel 3/XL
- December 08, 2018

A number of owners of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL had reported the problems with the RAM, this new software update should sort out these issues. Pixel 3 users can also look forward to retooled autofocus behaviour and improved shutter performance after they install the update. (more...)
More Details For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order More Details For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- December 08, 2018

The new game features the same kind of action-RPG gameplay that made the franchise such a hit over a decade ago. It's nice to see the IP come back to life after being dormant for years. In addition to the series' traditional perspective, the new entry will let players select a dynamic, zoomed-in heroic view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems. (more...)
Epic Games Store has launched: Massive Rival to Steam Revealed Epic Games Store has launched: Massive Rival to Steam Revealed
- December 08, 2018

The store has been set up to rival the massive online Steam run by developer Valve that offers thousands of PC games. The Store supports email and password accounts, and accounts from the Playstation Network, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Facebook, and Google at the time of writing. (more...)
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled Confirmed at The Game Awards Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled Confirmed at The Game Awards
- December 08, 2018

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled is a Crash Team Racing (PS1) remake complete with all of the original characters and courses. Let us know in the comments. The game is the fourth installment in the Crash Bandicoot series and focuses on the story of Crash Bandicoot and friends racing against the extraterrestrial villain Nitros Oxide, who seeks to turn all of the planet into a parking lot. (more...)
‘CS: GO’ Goes Free, Adds Battle Royale Mode ‘CS: GO’ Goes Free, Adds Battle Royale Mode
- December 08, 2018

In addition, these players will be automatically upgraded to Prime Status (both free of charge). Guns will behave the same as they do in other CS:GO modes, but you'll have to scramble to find weapons and cash- which you can use to buy more weapons and have them delivered to your position by drones. (more...)
Fallout 76 server Maintenance schedule confirmed as Bethesda take servers down Fallout 76 server Maintenance schedule confirmed as Bethesda take servers down
- December 08, 2018

Mostly it's your receipts for you power armor set requesting a new bag . Once orders for the set began shipping to players, their outcry prompted Bethesda to respond with a token of apology: a $5 voucher for Fallout 76's in-game cosmetics store. (more...)
New Far Cry Game's Name, Box Art Seemingly Leak New Far Cry Game's Name, Box Art Seemingly Leak
- December 08, 2018

Aside from the silent custom character you could create in Far Cry 5 , the series has not featured a playable woman protagonist yet. However, while the announcement trailer gave a decent look into the open-world action game, it didn't showcase really any raw gameplay. (more...)
‘Persona's' Joker Confirmed For ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ As DLC ‘Persona's' Joker Confirmed For ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ As DLC
- December 07, 2018

Surprised? Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says that's the plan. But what nobody guessed was that the first new fighter would be Joker from Persona 5 , and it's no wonder they never predicted it because the game is a PlayStation exclusive. (more...)
Google removes 2 popular Android apps that enabled click fraud Google removes 2 popular Android apps that enabled click fraud
- December 07, 2018

Seven of these apps were created by Cheetah Mobile, Kochava said, and include CM File Manager , which was the subject of today's news, as well as Clean Master, CM Launcher 3D, Security Master, Battery Doctor, CM Locker, and Cheetah Keyboard. (more...)
Microsoft is Bringing its Edge Web Browser to Mac Microsoft is Bringing its Edge Web Browser to Mac
- December 07, 2018

Belfiore said that the Microsoft Edge people use today isn't changing but that Microsoft would evolve the browser code more broadly and offer an updated Microsoft Edge experience. So Edge will likely look more or less as it does now but with certain differences based on the new engine. That means that a new engine is needed, and according to reports it sounds like Google's Chromium will pick up the slack. (more...)
Google confirms Allo will shutdown in March Google confirms Allo will shutdown in March
- December 07, 2018

Allo's unique features came from its Google Assistant powered features such as automated replies, in-app search queries, video and GIF messages, and an Incognito option to make messages delete themselves after a certain period of time. Until that happens, Google is apparently "fully committed to supporting Hangouts users in the meantime". However, now it is not clear if all Hangouts users - and many of them are regular users who just have a Google account and aren't part of G Suite base - ... (more...)
Apple finally releases its first official case for iPhone XR Apple finally releases its first official case for iPhone XR
- December 06, 2018

Now, in what might arguably represent the latest of Apple's struggles to jump-start new iPhone XS and XR sales, a report published this week by Bloomberg notes that the company reassigned several of its marketing staff from the individual projects they were working on, to focusing exclusively on iPhone marketing. (more...)
British telco to strip China's Huawei from core networks, limit 5G access British telco to strip China's Huawei from core networks, limit 5G access
- December 06, 2018

Australia earlier this year, and New Zealand more recently , have rejected Huawei's bid to suply 5G network infrastructure hardware, stating national security as the main reason. EE has been continuing its pre-planned rollout of 4G - which uses the Chinese firm's kit - subsequent to the acquisition. The British company also confirmed it is removing Huawei's hardware from use in its existing 3G and 4G networks, first revealed by theFinancial Times this morning. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta rolls out in the US Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta rolls out in the US
- December 06, 2018

The same goes for worldwide Note 9 owners. Today, after much wait, Samsung has announced the Samsung Note 9 One UI Beta program. The highlight of the build is, of course, the bump up to Android 9 Pie as well as Samsung's One UI . If you don't see the OTA update after waiting a few minutes, you can manually initiate the the download by going into Settings Software Update and tapping Download Updates Manually . (more...)
Huawei confirms launch date of its in-screen selfie camera smartphone Huawei confirms launch date of its in-screen selfie camera smartphone
- December 06, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8s will reportedly feature a 6.39-inch TFT LCD display manufactured by BOE with a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Huawei has announced that December 4th will be the launch date of Nova 4 on its Weibo account . The addition allows the companies to place front cameras and sensors at the top but some tech fans aren't happy with the look. However, it has been confirmed that the device will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo. (more...)
O2 data not working as company has network issues O2 data not working as company has network issues
- December 06, 2018

The company has confirmed that voice calls are still working, and have asked customer to alert them to any network issues they may be experiencing. One of our 3rd party suppliers has identified a software issue in their system. In total, around 32 million customers are affected. The problems are UK-wide and O2's Twitter account spent the morning engaging with customers who were having issues with data. (more...)
Ubisoft teases something Fallout-esque for Far Cry Ubisoft teases something Fallout-esque for Far Cry
- December 06, 2018

Though the brief look doesn't explicitly say the announcement is connected with Far Cry 5 or that it's explicitly Far Cry 6, the setting of this new game or expansion appears similar to be similar to the latest game in the series. Given the short time span between this tease and Far Cry 5 , it's fairly unlikely that this title will be a full-fat Far Cry experience. Plus, The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley basically confirmed as much in a response to someone on Twitter . (more...)
Google is shutting down Allo, to no one’s surprise
- December 06, 2018

Allo was announced back at Google I/O 2016 and many were confused by the app from the start. Instead, Google will shift its focus to Android Messages , and bringing new features to the app, to make the SMS experience more efficient. The Google plan it seems is to kill the current version of Hangouts and fold its features into two new apps called Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. "Hangouts Chat and Meet are primarily focused on team collaboration for G Suite customers and at some point ... (more...)
New Nokia 8.1 with Snapdragon 710 SoC & 20MP Selfie Camera Launched New Nokia 8.1 with Snapdragon 710 SoC & 20MP Selfie Camera Launched
- December 06, 2018

Being a Nokia device the 8.1 ships with Android One launching on Android 9.0 Pie. The Nokia 8 .1 is dubbed as the global variant of the Nokia X7 smartphone that was launched in China in October. Nokia 5.1 Plus is for our tech-savvy fans who love finding the best price-performance combination". This smartphone supports microSD cards up to 400GB large - and it's got a headphone jack too. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes on sale in India on Amazon Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes on sale in India on Amazon
- December 06, 2018

The display gets a wide notch that houses a bunch of sensors such as Flood Illuminator, Dot Projector, IR cameras, ambient light sensor and a selfie camera. There's no doubt the Nova 4 is real. Huawei and its upcoming Nova 4 handset is once again at the center of it all. Huawei has already confirmed that it will have more news on December 3. (more...)
Rockstar Addresses Red Dead Online Economy and Other Bugs Rockstar Addresses Red Dead Online Economy and Other Bugs
- December 05, 2018

Rockstar has already confirmed that the gold bars are a premium currency that players will be able to buy in the Red Dead Online in-game Store with real money, and Reddit user SwagDaddy70 has drawn the comparison between the game's impending microtransactions and those in mobile games. (more...)
Microsoft to kill Edge browser on Windows 10 soon Microsoft to kill Edge browser on Windows 10 soon
- December 05, 2018

Sources told Windows Central that the new browser will become the default on Windows 10 , although it is not known whether Microsoft will continue with the Edge branding or use something completely different. The current Edge browser has been criticised since launch. For now, Microsoft still needs to finish building the mysterious Chromium-based browser ready for Insider testing. (more...)
Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store
- December 05, 2018

It wouldn't surprise me if that move came in response to the successful franchises migrating away from Steam - though it's not without its problems, as indie developers who aren't likely to see that level of profit aren't pleased with the shift. (more...)
Samsung, Verizon will release 5G smartphone in early 2019 Samsung, Verizon will release 5G smartphone in early 2019
- December 05, 2018

The device will use the chipmaker's Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. It's also more secure since it's not using a simple 2D image. The Snapdragon 855 is the worlds first chipset to come with computer vision ISP , which Qualcomm says is going to change how one captures videos and pictures. (more...)
A Samsung device used for the first commercial video call using 5G A Samsung device used for the first commercial video call using 5G
- December 04, 2018

How well that design will work in practice remains to be seen, though it's bound to be even less intrusive on the regular Galaxy S10 that's expected to only feature a single front camera and should hence have an even larger screen-to-body ratio. (more...)
Nvidia makes the Titan RTX official, launches this month for $2500 Nvidia makes the Titan RTX official, launches this month for $2500
- December 04, 2018

The company called the Titan RTX the "world's most powerful desktop GPU" in its announcement Monday, saying that it delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance, the next-generation rendering technique that realistically models how light interacts with objects to produce cinema-quality graphics in real time. (more...)
Anthem Closed Alpha Testing Dates & Details Announced Anthem Closed Alpha Testing Dates & Details Announced
- December 03, 2018

Multiple sessions will be spread across the two days, and those who make it into the alpha can participate in one or all of them. EA and BioWare are offering a limited Closed Alpha test that will run the weekend of December 8-9. In preperation for Anthem's release, EA is allowing select gamers a chance to help test out the games networking capabilities in its Closed Alpha. Notably, this isn't the final version of the game; it's an early "alpha" version, which means it's playable but ... (more...)
‘Pokemon Go’ is finally getting trainer battles ‘Pokemon Go’ is finally getting trainer battles
- December 03, 2018

Now after getting so many rumors, Niantic is bringing Pokemon Go PvP Mode in the upcoming update . For now, Niantic recommends players " the Pokemon in your Pokedex and [create] battle parties for each league". There was no text to go along with the image so we're just left with speculation but it seems pretty clear cut what the team is teasing here. Or, perhaps the image is meant to signify Niantic is overhauling the battle system yet again to make battles more tactical. (more...)
$13.8 million worth of Samsung display tech was illegally sold in China $13.8 million worth of Samsung display tech was illegally sold in China
- December 03, 2018

The lawsuit then claims the company sold the leaked info to two Chinese companies for nearly $14 million. Prosecutors also said it took Samsung six years, 38 engineers, and 150 billion won (~$134 million) to develop the intellectual property that the group allegedly leaked. (more...)