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Rumor: Retro Studios working on Star Fox racing game for Switch Rumor: Retro Studios working on Star Fox racing game for Switch
- May 14, 2018

Supposedly the gameplay will be similar to F-Zero but the structure will be closer to Rare's N64 classic Diddy Kong Racing . If true, we can expect an Adventure mode, boss fights and a hub world to soar around. The video above is a fan-made mash-up of an ending to Star Fox Command and footage from F-Zero GX, created as long ago as 2011. Well, it looks like they might be taking things in a different direction, with a new rumor suggesting that Star Fox: Grand Prix is in development. (more...)
Xbox controller designed for accessibility appears to have leaked ahead of E3 Xbox controller designed for accessibility appears to have leaked ahead of E3
- May 14, 2018

Rather than only being able to give gift cards, select Xbox One digital games and DLC, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions could also be gifted. Gift purchasers can only buy two discounted products - and a total of 10 discounted products - every 14 days. There are a few limits on gifting worth noting. (more...)
Europa is venting water into space, old spacecraft data suggest Europa is venting water into space, old spacecraft data suggest
- May 14, 2018

The team used numerical models to try to explain exactly what Galileo saw on that fateful day in 1997, revealing that the spacecraft likely got sprayed with water shooting from Europa when it made a flyby of the moon. Now, however, NASA has found much clearer evidence of these plumes, thanks to the Galileo spacecraft . Looking at the measurements from two decades ago, researchers say that changes in the magnetic field and plasma (basically super-hot space gas) around Europa picked up by ... (more...)
Huawei Mate SE receiving Android 8.0 Oreo based EMUI 8.0 update Huawei Mate SE receiving Android 8.0 Oreo based EMUI 8.0 update
- May 14, 2018

However, it won't take so long for the update to be visible in other regions as well. The update basically upgrades the Huawei's custom UI named as EMUI. As in the case with Huawei devices, the Android Oreo update comes wrapped under EMUI 8 .0. The same changelog is now available for Huawei Mate SE smartphones too. (more...)
Apple faces class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards Apple faces class action lawsuit over faulty MacBook keyboards
- May 14, 2018

As described in the lawsuit, Apple replaced its "scissors" keyboard switch with a " butterfly " mechanism in 2015, and revised the design in 2016. Due to the defect, MacBook users "face a constant threat of non-responsive keys and keyboard failure". (more...)
Cody Rhodes To Challenge For NWA Heavyweight Championship At All In Cody Rhodes To Challenge For NWA Heavyweight Championship At All In
- May 14, 2018

Previously in March, Russo volunteered his services for the event. The Young Bucks and Cody announced months ago that they were going to be hosting a self-financed wrestling event entitled "All In". Vince Russo recently tweeted out stating that he was apparently ready, willing, and able to appear at the first ever All In event, despite several people already attempting to do everything in their power to keep him away from the show. (more...)
New BMW 8 Series Coupe To Be Unveiled On June 15, 2018 New BMW 8 Series Coupe To Be Unveiled On June 15, 2018
- May 14, 2018

The reason for this date is that this will be first Le Mans endurance race the company has participated in since 2011, and its entry is the 850 GTE race auto that has preceded the road vehicle. It means numerous race car's qualities have benefited the upcoming BMW flagship coupe. The eight-cylinder engine delivers its power to an 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission. (more...)
HP's new Envy PC is the first all-in-one with Alexa built HP's new Envy PC is the first all-in-one with Alexa built
- May 14, 2018

This enables recovery of data even if the hard drive is wiped and no network connection is available. This machine is very lightweight at 2.76 pounds and 15.8mm thick. In between HP's cutting-edge Spectre PC line and the mainstream Pavilion line are its Envy PCs, which have an air of luxury while still being reasonably priced. (more...)
Critical flaw found in email encryption tools Critical flaw found in email encryption tools
- May 14, 2018

These newly published security holes undermine the security of supposedly private email conversations. "They might reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails, including encrypted emails sent in the past", researchers said . Attackers who exploit the vulnerability are able to change an encrypted email in a certain way and send then send the altered encrypted email to the victim. (more...)
Deus Ex Deus Ex "is not dead", says Eidos Montreal
- May 14, 2018

Since then, Eidos Montreal has had its hands full with the Tomb Raider series, and an upcoming game based on Marvel's Avengers . Eidos is now working on Shadow of the Tomb Raider , which is scheduled for release this September, and is also co-developing Crystal Dynamics' Avengers game. (more...)
Superhot JP is Superhot in Japan, priced Superhot JP is Superhot in Japan, priced "very reasonably"
- May 14, 2018

Japanese locale will range "from hot springs to samurai castles, from seedy Tokyo alleyways to karaoke bars and bullet trains". There's going to be a few new weapons, including a bow, and the game modes that are in the original SUPERHOT will be making a comeback. (more...)
Multiverse could harbour life Multiverse could harbour life
- May 14, 2018

They predict that if there were more dark energy than the now low amount that exists in our universe, the universe would expand so fast matter could not form into planets, galaxies and stars. "Our work shows that our ticket seems a little too lucky, so to speak". Its a hotly debated issue among the research community-not least because many argue it is impossible to test-but most proponents of the hypothesis have tended to agree that the majority of alternative or parallel universes would be ... (more...)
Legendary Final Fantasy composer may return for 7 Remake Legendary Final Fantasy composer may return for 7 Remake
- May 14, 2018

The transcript of the conversation was obtained by someone at the event, although Square Enix hasn't officially commented or clarified if this is for all of the game's proposed episodes or just the first release. I think I speak for a large portion of onlookers by saying: "2023 is fine if it's done right, and could possibly get rid of the whole episodic angle". (more...)
Bayonetta Developer Working on a Genre-Defying Action Title Bayonetta Developer Working on a Genre-Defying Action Title
- May 14, 2018

The "top-secret" game is even being kept hidden away from the eyes of the developer's staff, potentially meaning that it may even involve an unexpected collaboration. Either way, I'm looking forward to finding out more. And speaking of action games, both Inaba and Kamiya were asked whether the ideal action game exists, to which Inaba was doubtful this will ever happen, and Kamiya stated that Castlevania is the game that springs to mind. (more...)
Alien war may begin, battle tank in Moon reveals Alien war may begin, battle tank in Moon reveals
- May 14, 2018

Apparently, all the craze surrounding the before-mentioned video (scroll to the end to watch it) revived after a couple of alleged UFO and alien-made objects were recently observed on the Moon's surface or in the close vicinity of the Moon. (more...)
Huawei Watch 2 (2018) leaks, the most significant upgrade is eSim support Huawei Watch 2 (2018) leaks, the most significant upgrade is eSim support
- May 14, 2018

In terms of technical specs, it all sounds very much like the 2017 model. A well known tipster, he comes with an excellent track record when it comes to predicting these sorts of things. Therefore, Huawei Watch 2 (2018) will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100, featuring 768 MB RAM. Furthermore, the wearable offers a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display that supports 390 x 390 pixels with an image density of 326ppi. (more...)
Lenovo teases a slick, all-screen smartphone that doesn't have a notch Lenovo teases a slick, all-screen smartphone that doesn't have a notch
- May 14, 2018

However the reality is that for the most part, many of them do not sport full screen displays as there is still some bezels left, but could Lenovo beat everyone to the punch? At least, according to a sketch shared by Lenovo VP Chang Cheng on Weibo, a Twitter-like platform . (more...)
SpaceX to conduct 300 missions in 5 years: CEO Elon Musk says SpaceX to conduct 300 missions in 5 years: CEO Elon Musk says
- May 14, 2018

It then landed safely on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. After a delay, the launching and landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was a successful event. The changes made may make engineers easier to renovate its first stages for more flights. The new rocket has improved its helium tanks submerged in liquid oxygen propellant tanks in the second stage. (more...)
BMW brings its inductive charging system this summer BMW brings its inductive charging system this summer
- May 14, 2018

You can think of the system as a larger version of the wireless inductive system that wirelessly charges your toothbrush or cell phone. As the Car Magazine reports, the German automobile manufacturer is set to work with many of its plug-in hybrid models (PHEVs). (more...)
Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook Deliver the 2018 Duke Commencement Address Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook Deliver the 2018 Duke Commencement Address
- May 14, 2018

Cook, who graduated from Duke business school in 1988, said that students seeking gun control from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, where a school shooting on February 14 resulted in 17 deaths, are "fearless" and that gun violence in the US was an "epidemic". (more...)