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Microsoft has made a grease-proof Xbox One controller Microsoft has made a grease-proof Xbox One controller
- September 10, 2018

Xbox Australia has announced a "greaseproof" Xbox One controller that features a "special coating resistant to grease and oil". Additionally, the data suggests that about half of the players in the United States are playing the game at least once a month, with 14 percent of users launching the app daily. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Gets First Adrenaline-Fueled Trailer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Gets First Adrenaline-Fueled Trailer
- September 10, 2018

While we can usually count on Call of Duty's multiplayer running at a solid 60 frames per second, it looks like this particular mode will be a bit more taxing. " Blackout drops players into a last-player-standing experience that is uniquely Black Ops ". From there, it'll open up to Early Access users on Xbox One and PC on September 14, before bringing in the rest of the players one day later on the 15th. (more...)
Custom Fortnite Monopoly board game will hit store shelves in October Custom Fortnite Monopoly board game will hit store shelves in October
- September 10, 2018

Sticking with the theme, Hasbro's range of Nerf blasters is welcoming a line of official Fortnite variations, per IGN's reporting. In addition to the confirmation of Fortnite Monopoly , Hasbro also confirmed that the company will be producing a line of Nerf dart blasters based around the game that will surely bring to life numerous signature weapons and items from the game, with a current release window aimed for spring 2019. (more...)
Tor Browser for Android released Tor Browser for Android released
- September 09, 2018

Orbot is used to connect to the Tor network while Orfox is used for browsing. As representatives of the browser, the page has been simplified to help new users configure the correct (and secure) connection to the Tor network from the beginning. (more...)
Bungie Rewards to offer Destiny 2 Forsaken freebies Bungie Rewards to offer Destiny 2 Forsaken freebies
- September 09, 2018

Soon after that, Bungie came up with the idea of allowing players to directly invade the opposing team, something which went against their original PvE-only vision. To earn the first reward, you'll have to complete the entire Destiny 2: Forsaken campaign by September 30. Bungie recently detailed the new rewards programme, "built around" Forsaken . (more...)
Factory Unlocked Razer Phone For $400 w/ Code - September 2018 Factory Unlocked Razer Phone For $400 w/ Code - September 2018
- September 09, 2018

As per the Geekbench listing, Razer Cell phone 2 earned single core of 2026 and multi-core web of 8234 functions. Late past year, renowned illuminator of gaming peripherals (and builder of great laptops) Razer released its first phone. The original Razer Phone was a great product, it had a good 5.7 inch 2K IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 835 and 8GBs of ram. Right now for who-knows-how-long, Razer itself is offering the Razer Phone for $300 off the list price of $699. (more...)
UL Delists Huawei Benchmark Scores After Cheating Discovered UL Delists Huawei Benchmark Scores After Cheating Discovered
- September 09, 2018

As a result of their benchmarking tests, UL has chose to blacklist Huawei's devices, specifically the P20, P20 Pro , Nova 3 , and the Honor Play . Third, benchmarking companies have other methods to test a device's actual expected capabilities, which is a good thing. Huawei has a path to redemption in the eyes of UL after this sanction, at least. (more...)
Google launching Pixel 3 on October 9 Google launching Pixel 3 on October 9
- September 09, 2018

Since the leaked devices have already made their way to the smartphone market, Google does not really need to mention much to announce what to expect. It'll also have a larger (compared to Pixel 2 ) 5.5-inch display, but the extra tall aspect ratio will ensure the smartphone's fairly easy to use with one hand. (more...)
Amazon announced a new version of the $80 Fire HD 8 tablet Amazon announced a new version of the $80 Fire HD 8 tablet
- September 09, 2018

Alexa can also be used hands-free now, which does take a hit on battery life. "The Fire HD 8 features a handsome HD display , a fast quad-core processor , all-day battery life , and more expandable storage , plus everything you love about Alexa, hands-free and still only $79.99". (more...)
Nokia smartphone with five cameras shown in the photo Nokia smartphone with five cameras shown in the photo
- September 09, 2018

The Nokia 9 , just like recent Nokia phones, is expected to be a part of the Android One program so it might run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. According to the new rendering, the display has a notch and thin bezel covering the entire front area. (more...)
This New Fortnite Weapon Is Going To Change Your Whole Game This New Fortnite Weapon Is Going To Change Your Whole Game
- September 09, 2018

There's a few wrinkles to this, as when you manage to get the llama, you'll suddenly be visible on the map to all players for thirty seconds. The new Grappler will connect with a nearby object when fired, pulling the firing player towards it. (more...)
Microsoft is extending support for Windows 10 versions to 30 months Microsoft is extending support for Windows 10 versions to 30 months
- September 09, 2018

Windows 7 is otherwise scheduled to exit extended support by January 2020. However, the Extended Security Updates (ESU) will cost customers and are offered on a per-devices basis. Office 365 ProPlus will also continue to be supported on Windows Server 2016 until October 2025. IT professionals therefore have a clear indicator of which of Microsoft's two-updates-a-year they should be deploying. (more...)
BMW with Intelligent Personal Assistant; a dream auto with smart features BMW with Intelligent Personal Assistant; a dream auto with smart features
- September 08, 2018

Regular updates will keep expanding the range of functions and skills available, the company notes. BMW vehicle owners can also give their new assistant a name, to personalise the experience further, and use conversational speech when talking to it. (more...)
5-inch OLED iPhone XS will reportedly drop 5-inch OLED iPhone XS will reportedly drop "Plus" name
- September 08, 2018

The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the company's new headquarters in Cupertino. The iPhone XS is reported to be the smallest model, followed by the iPhone 9 and then the larger iPhone XS Plus. Apple will unveil its new 2018 iPhone lineup in just a week from now. It's always been true that iPhones hold their value much better than Android devices, so that isn't surprising; what is is that the iPhone X lost almost the same amount in value, when measured in simple ... (more...)
Tesla shares drop after Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana Tesla shares drop after Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana
- September 08, 2018

Kevin Kassekert and Felicia Mayo will lead the human-resources department, following the departure of former HR chief Gaby Toledano, who had been on leave since August. The Tesla CEO mused about life and work with Rogan over whiskey and a marijuana joint. Running a auto company is hard. Jerome Guillen , an eight-year veteran of the company, will now oversee all automotive operations, program management, and the company's automotive supply chain, and report directly to Musk. (more...)
Luis Enrique wants unpredictable Spain Luis Enrique wants unpredictable Spain
- September 08, 2018

Ramos , 32, who will wear the armband for Spain against England at Wembley on Saturday night, said that he had never meant to hurt Salah who dislocated a shoulder in the incident after 25 minutes and later left the pitch in Kiev in tears. (more...)
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement
- September 08, 2018

Ma ended his time as chief executive officer in 2013, but has remained chairman and the public face of the company, which now has a market value of more than $400 billion. Alibaba started as a business-to-business marketplace, but had enormous growth when it started selling to consumers. He is one of the most colourful of China's growing crop of billionaires, performing a Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine at the company's 18th anniversary celebration previous year, and starring in his ... (more...)
Tesla shares fall after Elon Musk smokes marijuana on live web show Tesla shares fall after Elon Musk smokes marijuana on live web show
- September 08, 2018

Twitter user Andrew Geddis summed up his reaction to the distasteful end to the heart-warming rescue story this way: "Got to say, Elon Musk is doing a great job of making me never want to buy a Tesla ". The weed could be the smoking gun showing Musk violated his company's policy. Morton and Toledano, whose departures come shortly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into Musk's aborted privatization plan, join dozens of senior executives who have left ... (more...)
Tesla accounting chief quits over Tesla’s Tesla accounting chief quits over Tesla’s "level of public attention"
- September 07, 2018

The interview lasted over two hours and saw the Tesla CEO speaking with Rogan about a range of subjects, including the dangers of artificial intelligence and the problems with discourse on social media platforms. Tesla was not immediately available for comment. Aside from the weed, Musk also touted a couple weapons on the show's set, including a flamethrower and a Katana that Rogan claims is hundreds of years old. (more...)
Uber is going to start using drivers' phones to detect crashes Uber is going to start using drivers' phones to detect crashes
- September 07, 2018

The new feature is called " Ride Check " and it has the ability to detect an accident or unplanned stop. Since becoming the CEO of Uber , Khosrowshahi has made safety as one of the top priorities. At this crucial time, Khosrowshahi apologized for the inaction and reached London to meet with officials and promised to change. A court eventually gave Uber a license, although much shorter than normal so it can be evaluated. (more...)