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Blizzard officially pulls support for Heroes of the Storm esports Blizzard officially pulls support for Heroes of the Storm esports
- December 15, 2018

Recently, Blizzard has released some troubling news for the Heroes of the Storm community. In a post on the studio's website it appears that Heroes of the Storm's developers have been shifted onto other projects . A lot of people didn't want to believe that HGC would be completely abandoned, but Blizzard just confirmed it. Heroes has remained one of my most-played games these past few years: possibly in the running for my top 10 most-played ever. (more...)
Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug
- December 15, 2018

As well as letting developers access photos on a user's timeline, it gave them access to photos posted in Stories and Marketplace, among other features. Even photos that users have uploaded to Facebook but never poster may have been exposed. The incident is the latest in a series of data breaches to hit the social network this year, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and another leak in September, which affected around 29 million users. (more...)
MediaTek formally launches Helio P90 system-on-chip
- December 15, 2018

The new processor comes with APU 2.0 processing unit, the company's new generation AI architecture, claimed to be four times more powerful than the Helio P70 and Helio P60 chipset . Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearables and automotive ... (more...)
ZeniMax and Facebook settle Oculus VR suit
- December 14, 2018

A federal jury in early 2017 returned a verdict in favor of ZeniMax , awarding $ 500 million in damages for copyright infringement and breach of contract but finding that Oculus did not steal trade secrets. That's according to Law360 , which reports that the companies announced they had settled their legal disputes on Monday, December 10th, with the appeals court approving the lawsuit's dismissal the following day. (more...)
Big trouble for Apple’s new iPhones Big trouble for Apple’s new iPhones
- December 14, 2018

In spite of the court injunctions, Apple has not pulled the affected iPhone models from its official online and offline sales platforms in China. Apparently, the chipset company thinks otherwise and now filed for an injunction of the iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in China as the next step in its legal battle with Apple. (more...)
Samsung to Close Smartphone Plant in Tianjin Samsung to Close Smartphone Plant in Tianjin
- December 14, 2018

What happened: Following media reports that workers had been given notice, Samsung officially announced on Wednesday that its Tianjin manufacturing plant in northern China will shut down. Samsung declined to disclose the capacity of each factory. The company opened the world's largest smartphone factory in India in July. The plant, which now employs around 2,600 people, is expected to close by the end of this year. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 may be announced on February 20 Samsung Galaxy S10 may be announced on February 20
- December 14, 2018

From previous releases we can only assume the cheapest S10 model will start at over $700 in the U.S. and around 750€ in Europe, and up to $1400 or 1500€ for the top specc'ed 1TB storage variant. Apparently, the prior leaks regarding the S10 Lite were correct if we are to believe this new bit of info. We could do a straight currency conversion to provide prices in other regions but, as T3 points out , this wouldn't be representative of the prices in other countries. (more...)
You can now buy the 10GB-toting OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition You can now buy the 10GB-toting OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- December 14, 2018

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the first device in India with 10GB of RAM, and its a step up over the 8GB of RAM previously offered on the top-end variants of OnePlus devices since the OnePlus 5. Apart from the changes under the hood, the OnePlus 6T Mclaren Edition includes a new signature McLaren papaya orange colour scheme, accents, and a customised UI skin and associated animations to go along with the look. (more...)
The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now available to purchase for $699 The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now available to purchase for $699
- December 14, 2018

Dubbed the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition , the newest addition to the 6T family is priced at $699 in the U.S. and debuted in India today for INR 50,999. Special animations on the phone and a special book celebrating the history of both the companies complete the Limited Edition experience. This edition of the phone also comes with the trademark McLaren carbon fibre pattern underneath the glass back. (more...)
Google’s New Pixel 3 Google’s New Pixel 3 "Lite" Phones Show Up in High-Res Renders
- December 12, 2018

It will also be powered by a 2915 mAh battery . However, since we've never seen Google launch a Lite device in the past, there's really no telling when these new phones will arrive . However, it remains to be seen if the holes are simply for aesthetics or if they do house speakers on both sides. It's now unclear whether both of these grilles have speakers, or the second one is just to maintain design aesthetics. (more...)
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- December 11, 2018

There's also McLaren's iconic Papaya Orange stripe around the bottom edges of the device. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been unveiled globally, and the Chinese company has provided a price in British pounds. The Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition , however, sports VOOC Super Charge tech capable of fully charging the 3,400mAh battery in just 35 minutes. The last of the four big changes with the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition won't be appreciated quite as much as the other three , ... (more...)
Romero announces SIGIL, the unofficial successor to Ultimate Doom's fourth episode Romero announces SIGIL, the unofficial successor to Ultimate Doom's fourth episode
- December 11, 2018

In addition to all of that, Sigil will also have nine deathmatch levels to play around on based on the new levels, for some good ol' deathmatch action. But Baphomet glitched the final teleporter with his hidden sigil whose eldritch power brings you to even darker shores of Hell. In summary, rip and tear! The megawad will be free to download, but players will need a registered copy of the original DOOM from 1993 to play it. (more...)
Gamer charged by Australian police after 'livestreaming assault' Gamer charged by Australian police after 'livestreaming assault'
- December 10, 2018

Officers from Camden Police were contacted after a witness reported the alleged assault, which took place on Sunday evening. In a video shared on YouTube of the incident, it appears that the woman is throwing things in the run up to the events in the Twitter clips . (more...)
Google+ to shut down early after new bug bites 52.2 million users Google+ to shut down early after new bug bites 52.2 million users
- December 10, 2018

As a result of this fresh new security incident, the company has announced expediting the shutdown process, closing Google+ completely by April 2019 instead of August. Even though there was no evidence that anyone took advantage of the API bug, Google decided it would be as good a time as ever to shut down the mostly-dead social network. (more...)
'Monster Hunter World' and 'The Witcher 3' Collaboration Announced 'Monster Hunter World' and 'The Witcher 3' Collaboration Announced
- December 10, 2018

These offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter: World's game systems. These are normally released as standalone games but this time it'll be a regular paid-for expansion to Monster Hunter: World . (more...)
Roger the ripped kangaroo dies of natural causes in NT sanctuary Roger the ripped kangaroo dies of natural causes in NT sanctuary
- December 10, 2018

But the marsupial's early life was not as rosy. A supremely handsome roo who legitimately stands tall at well over seven foot, Roger was the first and only alpha male at the Alice Springs sanctuary for many years. In the wild, kangaroos live for about 10 years but can live longer in captivity. Camera IconAustralia's beloved kangaroo , Roger , passed away from natural causes at the age of 12. (more...)
Nokia 8.1 to launch in India today: Expected price, specifications Nokia 8.1 to launch in India today: Expected price, specifications
- December 10, 2018

It is powered by Qualcomm's new octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and runs on Android Pie . The handset follows the same glass design with notch display as the recently launched Nokia 7.1 as well as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus. (more...)
Google deleted 22 Android apps with hidden virus Google deleted 22 Android apps with hidden virus
- December 10, 2018

This includes access to the Google Play Store, Gmail , Google Maps , data synchronization, and many other features. As a effect, they are deploring the support of ICS in the future releases of the Google Play services. However, over the years it has dwindled in active users. Out of all the monthly active Android users, about 2 billion+, a lot of them presently run on Android 7.0 Nougat, with many others also using Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 8.0 Oreo. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8s round-up: Launch time, expected key features and more Samsung Galaxy A8s round-up: Launch time, expected key features and more
- December 10, 2018

Coming to the cameras, the Galaxy A8s uses the same set of cameras as on the Galaxy A9 sans the ultra-wide angle lens. The Samsung Galaxy A8s is launching on the 10th December at 4 PM (China Time). Also, the flat screen design seems a bit odd if we look at some of the recent Galaxy models that all have curved display panels. In terms of performance, the galaxy A8s comes powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor coupled with Kryo 360 CPU and Adreno 616 GPU. (more...)
Google Assistant gets AI driven audio news feed Google Assistant gets AI driven audio news feed
- December 10, 2018

Google is also encouraging other English-language publications to apply and become part of the service. Google will curate news from a number of major outlets, including The New York Times , The Washington Post , the Associated Press , NBC and USA Today. (more...)

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