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Red Dead Online Offering Free Gold For Those Who Play This Weekend Red Dead Online Offering Free Gold For Those Who Play This Weekend
- January 27, 2019

Now considering that Rockstar are one of the biggest and best publishers on the block there are certain standards that are expected of them, standards that have yet to be achieved in Red Dead Online . Players compete in an ever-shrinking battle zone with horses for quick transport (and associated risks). Until these updates roll out, players should try and enjoy the contented in the Beta Online and its freebies. (more...)
Apple To Launch Airpods 2 By Mid-Year Apple To Launch Airpods 2 By Mid-Year
- January 27, 2019

In typical Apple fashion, the Cupertino tech giant is doing its best not to reveal anything important about AirPods 2 and all that we have are hints and predictions from reliable tech analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo. The list of features that are expected to be available in the Apple AirPods 2 includes active-noise cancellation and biometric measurement. Other rumours point towards the new AirPods - or at least a fitness version of them - having some level of water resistance as well as ... (more...)
Future Chrome update may kill some ad-blocking extensions Future Chrome update may kill some ad-blocking extensions
- January 26, 2019

The Google Chrome development team is working on making some changes to the Chrome Extensions platform that would end the functionality of ad-blockers like uBlock Origin and uMatrix, if implemented as defined in the current draft document. (more...)
Redmi Note 7 teased, India launch imminent Redmi Note 7 teased, India launch imminent
- January 26, 2019

If Xiaomi keeps the cost of the Redmi Note 7, we expect to see the 3/32 GB version for no more than INR9,999, while the 6/64 GB variant will cost around INR13,999. On the software front, the Redmi Note 7 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo and not Android Pie based on MIUI 10. At present, the Redmi Rice Note 7 has gone on sale and the next round of sale will be at 10:00 on January 29, starting at 999 yuan ($148). (more...)
Microsoft Office is now available on Apple's Mac App Store Microsoft Office is now available on Apple's Mac App Store
- January 26, 2019

As first announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference past year, albeit a little later than the promised date of the end of 2018, Apple users can now download Office 365 and the signature apps such as Word , PowerPoint and Excel directly from the app store. (more...)
Apple makes key staff changes to focus on 2019 initiatives Apple makes key staff changes to focus on 2019 initiatives
- January 26, 2019

The statement from Apple suggests the focus continues to shift from an autonomous vehicle to more general objective autonomous systems to support any and all of Apple's products. Credit: ShutterstockTitan has been in development since at least 2014, and although Apple hasn't always been forthcoming in acknowledging it, a spokesperson responded to CNBC's report by confirming the layoffs as well as the company's commitment to self-driving technologies . (more...)
HMD To Complete Nokia Android 9 Pie Rollout In Record Time HMD To Complete Nokia Android 9 Pie Rollout In Record Time
- January 26, 2019

Now, these three devices are not the only ones that will get the update in the near future, as the Nokia 1 and 3 are also in the company's plans. Nokia 2 is a surprise omission here and HMD will perhaps skip Nokia 2 from Android Pie roll-out. (more...)
Land, Ho! Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates Its Heritage with Special Model Land, Ho! Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates Its Heritage with Special Model
- January 26, 2019

The wheels perfectly complement the "Midnight Black" or "Blizzard Pearl" paintjobs that are available on the special edition, of which 1,200 will be available in the USA, and an old-school Land Cruiser badge finishes off the look. The big SUV has capable off-roading characteristics and has been there for long to create a cult status on its own with its sturdy looks and authenticity to go anywhere off the road. (more...)
Nintendo to hit the reset button on Metroid Prime 4 Nintendo to hit the reset button on Metroid Prime 4
- January 26, 2019

While it's disappointing news for fans of the series, Nintendo's transparency into the situation should be appreciated - knowing that a game is being delayed for another few years is better than waiting with bated breath for the next big update. (more...)
Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger
- January 26, 2019

The move has met with some resistance inside Facebook . Above all Zuckerberg wanted to explain that the company doesn't sell users' data. Once complete, the merger would mean that a Facebook user could communicate directly with someone who only has a WhatsApp account. (more...)
How to join the Anthem closed VIP demo How to join the Anthem closed VIP demo
- January 26, 2019

There's even an open beta, which kicks off a week later on February 1. While BioWare has talked about and showed off Fort Tarsis for Anthem as the game's "hub" where quests are snatched up, and the story can be moved forward, some might assume that it'll work like the Tower in Destiny where you could interact with other online players, which isn't the case. (more...)
New Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone to feature built-in cryptocurrency wallet? New Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone to feature built-in cryptocurrency wallet?
- January 26, 2019

A set of freshly leaked images give a detailed glimpse at what could be Samsung's yet-to-be-released flagship phone, the Galaxy S10 . Meanwhile, Samsung is gearing up to launch its first smartphone with a display notch in India under its new Galaxy M series. (more...)
Amazon starts testing its ‘Scout’ delivery robot Amazon starts testing its ‘Scout’ delivery robot
- January 25, 2019

The Scout is a fully-electric delivery system created to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices, according to the blog post, will "roll along the sidewalk at a walking pace" delivering packages during the day, Monday through Friday. (more...)
Samsung Gear S3 gets big update Samsung Gear S3 gets big update
- January 25, 2019

Support for the TIDAL app* is also offered, allowing users to access their favorite tracks and playlists, as well as explore new music, directly from their device. The news app also got an update and now it has a design section, and more than 1,000 emojis are currently supported. Let us know in the comments if you received the update and have noticed any other noteworthy changes. (more...)
The Meizu Zero has a no-hole ceramic unibody construction The Meizu Zero has a no-hole ceramic unibody construction
- January 25, 2019

Advertised as " the world's first holeless phone ", Meizu has done away with the SIM and SD card slots, meaning that users of the Meizu Zero will have to rely on its built-in eSIM technology and 128GB of internal storage . The battle for smartphone supremacy has just gotten more interesting with the impending arrival of the Meizu Zero . Most modern-day handsets have already abandoned home and back keys in favor of software UIs, but Meizu Zero also doesn't have a power button or ... (more...)
LCD-you-later: All of Apple’s 2020 iPhones may have OLED screens LCD-you-later: All of Apple’s 2020 iPhones may have OLED screens
- January 25, 2019

Apple now purchases LCD screens for the iPhone XR , iPhone 8 and other models, with the decision to axe LCD intensifying pressure on Japan Display, coupled with less-than-expected iPhone XR sales. It isn't a rocket science to understand why Apple is moving to OLED after all this while. Japan Display was the supplier for iPhone XR's LCD screen. Japan Display is one of the firms that will suffer from Apple's switch, as it now makes the LCD panels used on the iPhone XR. (more...)
Nintendo Switch passes 10 million units sold in the US Nintendo Switch passes 10 million units sold in the US
- January 25, 2019

Right now the Nintendo Switch can only handle Full HD resolutions over HDMI in TV mode, and HD resolutions when in handheld mode, so the ability to play 4K video content, if not games at 4K, would be a major improvement and a feather in the new Nintendo Switch 2's cap. (more...)
Xiaomi Releases Teaser Video of Folding Phone Xiaomi Releases Teaser Video of Folding Phone
- January 25, 2019

However, that the smartphone has been greatly developed and these issues have been quashed. The video shows that the Xiaomi foldable phone will work like a tablet as well as a smartphone. According to TechCrunch , Xiaomi still appears to be considering whether to turn the prototype into a real device and is toying with names. Mr. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 remake to get free The Ghost Survivors DLC Resident Evil 2 remake to get free The Ghost Survivors DLC
- January 25, 2019

Firstly, the game will be receiving an all-new mode called The Ghost Survivors . The Ghosts Survivors will allow players more freedom to explore in order to earn points that can be used to purchase in-shop items for the game. Many see this as the definitive Resident Evil style that Capcom should capitalize on going forward. In an interview with PlayStation Official Magazine UK, Tsuyoshi Kanda, a developer for " Resident Evil 2 ", even suggested the possibility of remaking other Capcom ... (more...)
DxOMark finally debuts selfie camera testing suite DxOMark finally debuts selfie camera testing suite
- January 25, 2019

The DxOMark Selfie test takes into account the main use cases for the front-facing camera on a smartphone, which includes selfies, group shots and video chat. To the right, there will be a listing which consists of the top scoring smartphones. Although there were excellent image results by both the smartphones, the Pixel 3 had better texture, and the Galaxy Note 9 called for more clarity. (more...)
Huge Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals three different models Huge Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals three different models
- January 21, 2019

That's not something we've seen Samsung do before, but other phone companies such as OnePlus have experimented with ceramic designs and this matches with another rumor we saw late previous year. As you can see, none of Samsung's flagships will come cheap. The Galaxy S10 featured in the Geekbench test above has 6GB of RAM, but we're also expecting versions of the phone with 8GB and even 10GB of RAM. (more...)
Google Maps grabs Waze incident reports and speed limits Google Maps grabs Waze incident reports and speed limits
- January 21, 2019

For example, if a driver decides to make a right turn, Google Maps will say "8 min slower" or "2 min slower" if their directions change. Those who have it should see a prominent icon (that looks like a speed limit road sign) in the bottom left of the Android app. (more...)
Android Q Leak Confirms System-Wide Dark Theme, Experimental Desktop Mode Android Q Leak Confirms System-Wide Dark Theme, Experimental Desktop Mode
- January 21, 2019

In other words, all the Android settings will have a dark theme in the background. As per the screenshots, users will get three options to set the Dark mode - automatic (based on time of day), always on and always off. Now it looks like Google's adding a Dark Mode that'll affect the entirety of Android - anywhere they're able to dig in with their developer claws. After all, this is a leaked early build of Android Q , so obviously things aren't going to be up to the mark right now. (more...)
Google Pixel 4 May Be Completely Notchless, Patents Show Google Pixel 4 May Be Completely Notchless, Patents Show
- January 21, 2019

This looks to be the same camera arrangement as the regular Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , minus autofocus, and according to the video , the Lite version takes the exact same quality photos. Evidence pointing to the existence of a budget Pixel 3 from Google surfaced late a year ago. Regarding storage, the Pixel 3 Lite comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. (more...)
Israeli cyber experts reveal Fortnite flaw threatening millions of gamers Israeli cyber experts reveal Fortnite flaw threatening millions of gamers
- January 21, 2019

According to the researchers, because all the info was routed through an Epic Games website, it's unlikely that anti-phishing software would've caught the bug.so that's comforting. Players can engage in live, online multiplayer games with players from around the world on any console, meaning PC, mobile, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players can all join the same game and compete with one another equally. (more...)
Google to buy Fossil's smart watch technology for 40 mln USD Google to buy Fossil's smart watch technology for 40 mln USD
- January 20, 2019

Fossil Group , an American fashion designer and manufacturer founded in 1984, said it is selling intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology now being developed by it in a deal that is expected to close later this month. (more...)
There's A Janky-Looking 'Power Rangers' Game Coming & Who Asked For This? There's A Janky-Looking 'Power Rangers' Game Coming & Who Asked For This?
- January 20, 2019

Well, seeing how we weren't supposed to talk about the game until next week, I suppose we can now. More information has been revealed for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid , which was unveiled yesterday following the appearance of a leaked trailer online. (more...)
Massive data dump exposes 770 million email addresses and 21 million passwords Massive data dump exposes 770 million email addresses and 21 million passwords
- January 20, 2019

As a general security measure, make sure you never use the same password on multiple accounts as hackers have their ways to find email and password combinations when they've got their hands on such a massive collection of email addresses and passwords. (more...)
Microsoft to End Windows 10 Mobile OS Support in December Microsoft to End Windows 10 Mobile OS Support in December
- January 19, 2019

At that point, users will no longer receive 'new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free'. It appears Microsoft is officially throwing in the towel. The company explains that these users should move to Android or iPhone as soon as possible, emphasizing that all of its apps are available on these platforms too. (more...)
Galaxy S10 benchmark hints at 6GB RAM for the base model Galaxy S10 benchmark hints at 6GB RAM for the base model
- January 19, 2019

According to our sources, the Galaxy M10 will be priced at Rs 8,990 while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990 in India. It will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and might get further updates. Now, we have learnt that the Galaxy M10 will start at Rs 7,990 for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Could this mean, they'll all have in-display fingerprint sensors or will they just rely on face unlocks? A recently leaked online listing also reveals the ... (more...)