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US Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes US Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes
- November 30, 2018

Over the past year, the rising controversy around loot boxes has turned the heads of more and more government officials from all over the world. The FTC has stated it will investigate loot boxes at the request of Senator Maggie Hassan . (more...)
Honda Passport returns as a ruggedly styled, 5-passenger SUV Honda Passport returns as a ruggedly styled, 5-passenger SUV
- November 30, 2018

The new Honda Passport comes in Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim. Suspension is handled by MacPherson struts at the front and a multilink setup at the rear, and Honda quotes a 1,588 kg towing capacity for front-wheel drive models and 2,268 kg for models with all-wheel drive. (more...)
Nintendo Creators Program Shutting Down at the End of December Nintendo Creators Program Shutting Down at the End of December
- November 30, 2018

For almost three years now, creators who wanted to make money from videos that included footage of Nintendo games had to go through the onerous approval and content requirements of the Nintendo Creators Program , which also gave Nintendo a 30 percent cut of any ad revenues. (more...)
Bethesda’s $200 ‘Fallout 76’ collector’s edition isn’t what fans were promised Bethesda’s $200 ‘Fallout 76’ collector’s edition isn’t what fans were promised
- November 30, 2018

In fact, if this list of most-downvoted comments is still accurate, Bethesda's response is now standing at the 4th most downvoted comment in Reddit history. Well, this wasn't the bag that made the final cut. The official Fallout subreddit isn't doing much better with this news; a post about the news titled " Bethesda thinks them misleading us is only worth 500 atoms " has well over 2.5K upvotes and is trending. (more...)
Microsoft wins $480-million US Army contract Microsoft wins $480-million US Army contract
- November 29, 2018

The US Army has agreed to pay Microsoft almost half a billion dollars to supply upwards of 100,000 prototype augmented reality headsets for use in training scenarios and actual combat, Bloomberg reports . The company a Development Edition of the headset for $3,000 and a Software Suite version for $5,000. Microsoft just won a $480 million contract with the USA military. (more...)
Huawei denies wrongdoing, seeks urgent meeting with ministers Huawei denies wrongdoing, seeks urgent meeting with ministers
- November 29, 2018

New Zealand's worldwide spy agency on Wednesday halted mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk". USA lawmakers have expressed concerns about Huawei's potential for espionage and The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Washington was urging its allies to exclude it from 5G roll-outs. (more...)
Huawei to showcase PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS in India, know when Huawei to showcase PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS in India, know when
- November 29, 2018

P20 Pro comes with a 40-megapixel main, 20-megapixel monochrome and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor that all combine to create one of the best photo-capturing experiences on a smartphone . The smartphone is powered by Huawei's in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of inbuilt storage space. The smartphone will come with a 6.39-inch Quad HD+ OLED display panel with a notch and 86.9 percent screen-to-body ratio. (more...)
Porsche 911 revealed: price, specs and release date Porsche 911 revealed: price, specs and release date
- November 29, 2018

We also were treated to the reveal of Lincoln's revived Aviator. Above the outer cooling ducts, Porsche has fitted new slimline LED driving lights that, like those of the old model, double as indicator units. While the 992 911 is larger in every vital dimension, Porsche has only confirmed that the front track is 45mm wider and that it has a slightly longer wheelbase for improved interior and drivetrain packaging. (more...)
The Newest iPad Is $80 Off at Walmart The Newest iPad Is $80 Off at Walmart
- November 28, 2018

That's $120 off the regular $399 price, and this deal likely won't last long.Now, you could argue that Apple shouldn't be charging that amount to begin with, since the new 9.7-inch iPad starts at $329. The Watch 3 also connects with other Apple devices, allowing for calls and messages to be handled on the Watch and music to be played. Apple Watch is more than a watch. (more...)
Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death' Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'
- November 28, 2018

NASA's InSight spacecraft finally landed on Mars yesterday and is ready to start digging and discovering more about the Red Planet. " There's a good chance of death , going in a little can through deep space". This is not the first time he has talked about going to space. That said, it would be rather costly to travel from Earth to Mars onboard SpaceX's Starship. (more...)
Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone
- November 28, 2018

If Google does make this an officially official new approach to Project Fi , it would certainly be a nice addition to the MVNO. Following Tuesday's speculation about Google's Wi-Fi first network , Project Fi is expanding its lineup of compatible phones and changing its name. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption Online players are already descending into anarchy Red Dead Redemption Online players are already descending into anarchy
- November 28, 2018

We expect to learn a lot about Red Dead Online in the coming days, as the early rollout occurs. The Red Dead Online beta is up and running, folks, and if you've got the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 , you'll be able to access it right now . (more...)
Check out Best Buy's 2018 Cyber Monday Deals Check out Best Buy's 2018 Cyber Monday Deals
- November 27, 2018

This offer is matched at Target as well, where you can save more with a REDcard. "With the holiday season already in full force, we wanted to offer a deal on Nintendo Switch to help make holiday shopping a little easier for families", said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2: Where To Find The Ultra Rare Wild Horses Red Dead Redemption 2: Where To Find The Ultra Rare Wild Horses
- November 27, 2018

IGN has hailed the game for its "gorgeous depiction" of the Old West with "one of this generation's best single-player experiences" that's 'a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era'. There are ton of video games out there, way more than any person could ever play, and many of them you shouldn't play. Youtuber DefendTheHouse actually made a video of this where the gamer documents this very fact, The Verge reported . (more...)
Budget Pixel 3 Lite leaks again, photos compare it with several phones Budget Pixel 3 Lite leaks again, photos compare it with several phones
- November 27, 2018

Furthermore, the alleged Pixel 3 Lite is expected to feature a plastic body build, unlike the Pixel 3 devices, which featured a glass body build to support wireless charging. The Pixel 3 line-up was leaks heavily, and the yet unannounced Pixel 3 Lite seems to share the same fate. And like the regular Pixel 3 , this version has also managed to end up on an unboxing video from Russian Federation. (more...)
US top court leans towards allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit US top court leans towards allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit
- November 27, 2018

The lawsuit said Apple violated federal antitrust laws by requiring apps to be sold through the company's App Store and then taking a 30 percent commission from the purchases. However, the lawsuit alleges that developers are raising the cost of their apps to offset the commission fee. "From my perspective, I've just engaged in a one-step transaction with Apple", she said. (more...)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - possible Switch port The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - possible Switch port
- November 27, 2018

Skyward Sword being the next in order of release and the last main console entry in the series before 2017's Breath of the Wild , which debuted on Switch , would seem to put it next in line for a remaster. If a Skyward Sword port to Switch is indeed in the cards, it looks like we're waiting on Nintendo for more details. Skyward Sword is notably the first game in the Zelda continuity, and explores the origins of the Master Sword, a recurring weapon within the series. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is the Best Pre-Selling Nintendo Switch Game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is the Best Pre-Selling Nintendo Switch Game
- November 26, 2018

Some players have been eyeing the Nintendo Switch and waiting for this particular game to come out, so we can also expect to see some console sales alongside the game for those who aren't buying the SSBU/Switch Bundle. Players could modify the special moves of their characters. Nintendo has dropped of a new Super Smash . We've put together a guide of everything you need to know about the World of Light story mode and a breakdown of all the different ways you'll be able to ... (more...)
Read Dead Online starts tomorrow if you’ve got the Ultimate Edition Read Dead Online starts tomorrow if you’ve got the Ultimate Edition
- November 26, 2018

Red Dead Online , the multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2 , goes into beta for everyone over the last few days of November. Finally, public access to Red Dead Online will be available to anyone that owns Red Dead Redemption 2 from November 30. (more...)
Alien: Blackout seems to be that mysterious new Alien shooter Alien: Blackout seems to be that mysterious new Alien shooter
- November 26, 2018

Perhaps the strongest clue is that 20th Century Fox trademarked " Alien: Blackout " under the categories which include "game software" and "on-line computer games", visible via the European Union Intellectual Property Office . The gaming magazine thinks that the upcoming game will be developed by a U.S. studio called Cold Iron, bought by 20th Century Fox subsidiary FoxNext, and founded by former members of Cryptic Studios ( Neverwinter , City of Heroes ) a couple of years ago. (more...)