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Fallout 76 abandons Steam in favour of Bethesda.net Fallout 76 abandons Steam in favour of Bethesda.net
- August 08, 2018

So if the game's audience negatively reacts to not being able to buy via Steam, Bethesda could end up bringing Fallout 76 to the platform. All of the previous Bethesda Fallout titles are available on Steam, as are all of the Elder Scrolls titles as far back as The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. (more...)
Samsung 4TB QLC SSDs enter mass production - Storage Samsung 4TB QLC SSDs enter mass production - Storage
- August 08, 2018

This makes it considerably more hard to maintain a device's desired performance and speed. The chips in use today are triple-level-cell (TLC) and store 3-bits per cell (64Gb per chip) and gave us cheaper 500GB drives while allowing for up to 4TB capacity using a lot of chips and therefore a high price. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Squad Strike, Smashdown and other modes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Squad Strike, Smashdown and other modes
- August 08, 2018

The video itself is unlisted, and was uploaded on July 29 to the Smash Bros . channel for embedding in a blog post on smashbros.com on July 31. Tunes are tied to franchises, so, for instance, you can now listen to any The Legend of Zelda track you want when playing on a Zelda-themed stage . (more...)
Students recreate Hiroshima devastation in virtual reality Students recreate Hiroshima devastation in virtual reality
- August 08, 2018

Matsui called nuclear deterrents and umbrellas "inherently unstable and extremely dangerous" approaches that seek to maintain worldwide order by only generating fear in rival countries. The mushroom cloud triggered by the atomic blast after the bombing 73 years ago. "We in civil society fervently hope that the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula will proceed through peaceable dialogue", Matsui said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Official launch to be on 9th August Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Official launch to be on 9th August
- August 08, 2018

The Galaxy J8 (6in HD+) and J6 (5.6in HD+) are equipped with Samsung's Super Amoled display technology, giving users 15% more display area without jeopardising their overall size. According to XDADevelopers, Samsung and Epic Games joined their hands to launch the game for Android exclusively on the Galaxy Note9. The advanced front camera of the Galaxy J8 (16MP f1.9) and J6 (8MP f1.9) feature the ideal everyday mobile cameras , so that amateur photographers can create lovely ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features leaked; device to come with massive storage Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features leaked; device to come with massive storage
- August 08, 2018

Samsung seemingly has a number of big promotions ready for when the Galaxy Note 9 is released on August 24th. This probably isn't the ideal time to buy a Galaxy Note 8 since Samsung is just about to reveal its new Note series phablet , but there are probably a lot of customers who can't afford to purchase the new flagship at launch. (more...)
Major virus infection shuts down factories of iPhone chip-maker TSMC Major virus infection shuts down factories of iPhone chip-maker TSMC
- August 06, 2018

The Taiwan-based company said that 80 per cent of the fabrication tools affected had now been restored, with a complete recovery expected today, but warned that shipments could be delayed due to the attack. Apple, as well as other TSMC customers have yet to officially address the incident and how it affects their roadmap, if at all. He said he believed the virus was had not been created specifically to target TSMC and the company was not asked by anyone to pay a ransom. (more...)
This is when Google is announcing the Pixel 3 This is when Google is announcing the Pixel 3
- August 06, 2018

FameBit is a Google-owned service that connects companies looking to do some marketing with social influences. Apart from coming on many - but not most - existing Android phones , the Android 9 Pie will also be the operating system inside the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL that are likely to launch on October 4 this year as the official Android phones of 2018. (more...)
Fortnite Season 5 Week 4 Challenges Leaked Fortnite Season 5 Week 4 Challenges Leaked
- August 06, 2018

Remember that the battle star will simply not appear for anyone who has yet to complete all four weeks of the Season 5 battle pass challenges now available, so keep that in mind. Getting pistol eliminations can be a bit tricky but is definitely not too hard of a challenge. They can complete them in order to progress further in season 5 as well as gaining different rewards and Battle Pass . (more...)
Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple
- August 06, 2018

Jones hosts the daily Alex Jones Show podcast which, along with a number of other Infowars shows, can no longer be found in the Apple directory. As a result of reports we received, last week, we removed four videos on four Facebook Pages for violating our hate speech and bullying policies. Apple's decision to drop Jones is just the latest in a series of actions to censor Jones. (more...)
Facebook Dating feature to be added soon Facebook Dating feature to be added soon
- August 06, 2018

At its annual developer conference - F8 - that took place early May, Facebook announced it was working on a dating service. Another discovery made by Wong is that Facebook is apparently testing a dating feature called "Conversation Starters", which will help break the ice with your matches. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Trailer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Trailer
- August 06, 2018

Call of Duty WW2's Dogfighting mode, previously locked to owners of The War Machine DLC pack, will also be unlocked to all players for the duration of Days of Summer , allowing anyone to try out the game's aerial combat PvP, free of charge. (more...)
Google Maps Location Sharing now Displays a contact's Battery Level Google Maps Location Sharing now Displays a contact's Battery Level
- August 05, 2018

So, when a user will share their location then they will also share the battery level of their smartphone with everyone to see. Instead, it showed a range of what someone's battery was between - "Brian's battery level is between 50 percent and 75 percent and is charging". (more...)
June 2018 US NPD Group Results June 2018 US NPD Group Results
- August 05, 2018

I was lucky enough to get one at launch and others like myself have found it to be a remarkable fun little throwback to one of Nintendo's best consoles. Instead, it comes packed in with 30 classic NES games, built directly into the console. Obvious candidates would be classic versions of the N64 console or even the Game Boy. (more...)
BlackBerry Evolve Android smartphones unveiled BlackBerry Evolve Android smartphones unveiled
- August 05, 2018

For one, both phones sport a 5.99-inch 2160×1080 display, a USB-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Just like the BlackBerry Key2 , the Evolve X also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset onboard along with Adreno 512 for better graphics experience. (more...)
Forget math. Parents now pay 'Fortnite' tutors to improve their kids' skills Forget math. Parents now pay 'Fortnite' tutors to improve their kids' skills
- August 05, 2018

While you'd think that playing video games would isolate children from the outside world, many parents are actually hiring tutors to help their child's social life. "I want them to excel at what they enjoy", explained dad Euan Robertson, who's paying for lessons for his two sons. That means lessons costing anywhere between $10 and $20 - or more - an hour. (more...)
Google may help China censor sites Google may help China censor sites
- August 04, 2018

Others opposed the news on moral grounds. This wouldn't be the first time Google has operated in China. Don't be evil. The corporate profits aren't worth it. Shares in Baidu ( BIDU ) dropped 8% on Wednesday after The Intercept report was published . The Chinese version had already been demonstrated to Chinese government officials, who keep a tight lid on a wide variety of information, especially if it's critical of the government. (more...)
Fortnite For Android APK Download To Bypass Google Play Release Fortnite For Android APK Download To Bypass Google Play Release
- August 03, 2018

Epic Games has chose to not distribute the game through the Google Play Store for financial reasons. Fortnite , the most popular game on the planet, will soon be out for Android. Not only is that 30% a "high cost" when developers have just 70% to go towards developing, operating and supporting their games, but it's "disproportionate" to the cost that Google Play provides, which includes payment processing and customer service. (more...)
Android P to be released on 20 August Android P to be released on 20 August
- August 03, 2018

In all honesty, there is nothing else that Google can really do with Android P other than officially release it and the predicted date falls very much in line with Google's own release schedule as well as the date on which Android Oreo was released a year ago. (more...)
Galaxy Note9 is Galaxy Note9 is "1TB ready" according to video published by Samsung NZ
- August 03, 2018

Granted, the pre-order button didn't really work, according to those who were lucky to visit the page before it went offline. The video, that has now been taken down, teases and also confirms some of the top features of the Galaxy Note 8 successor. (more...)