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AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote
- January 05, 2019

He added that the first batch of troops arrived in the Central African country on Wednesday and additional forces could be sent "if necessary". Voters in the DRC, which isn't adjacent to Gabon but is separated by the Republic of the Congo, went to the polls on December 30 to choose their next president. (more...)
Erik Wolpaw Is Rumored to Be Back at Valve Erik Wolpaw Is Rumored to Be Back at Valve
- January 05, 2019

It's unclear what convinced Wolpaw to return, although it probably has something to do with Half-Life 3. "Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again!" The last Half-Life writer to leave Valve was Chet Faliszek in mid-2017. Reddit user "Trenchman" then reached out to Gabe Newell himself who actually responded by confirming that Wolpaw is back with the company officially. (more...)
‘Fortnite’ Week 5 Secret Battle Star Location & Snowfall Loading Screen ‘Fortnite’ Week 5 Secret Battle Star Location & Snowfall Loading Screen
- January 05, 2019

The Battle Star you're looking for should be on a patch of dirt near two large rocks. You'll need to search for a hidden Battle Star as part of the Week 3 Battle Pass Challenges in Fortnite . But since it has become active Express.co.uk has double checked and can confirm the Battle Star is indeed in the location the YouTuber predicted. (more...)
Hearthstone director's new studio is working on a Marvel game
- January 04, 2019

You can check out their announcement video below, then share any theories you have about the game in the comment section! They're now working on an unannounced Marvel game which the team describes as "a kernel of a fun idea" that they've been playtesting an early prototype of. (more...)
Is this Xiaomi’s foldable tablet? Is this Xiaomi’s foldable tablet?
- January 04, 2019

And if it is, Xiaomi might just have a solid looker here. Following Samsung , other OEMs like Xiaomi are reportedly also working on a foldable phone. Blass, however, isn't very sure about the authenticity of the video. The company has been rumoured to be working on a foldable device in the past, and this is the first time we are getting a first look at the potential Xiaomi foldable phone. (more...)
Apple App Store Earns $1.22B During Holidays, But Stock Still Struggles Apple App Store Earns $1.22B During Holidays, But Stock Still Struggles
- January 04, 2019

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the company no longer supports iTunes as a method of payment for new users. This means existing users who are now paying for their Netflix subscriptions via iTunes can continue to use iTunes billing until their accounts are canceled. (more...)
USB Type-C Authentication Protocol announced - Peripherals USB Type-C Authentication Protocol announced - Peripherals
- January 04, 2019

The Authentication Program launched on January 2 2019, but was not immediately available for manufacturers to use, as the standard has not been completed yet. Non-MFi cables can sometimes be risky knock-offs that can damage devices. Implementing the authentication program at the hardware level could protect users from malicious firmware hiding on USB devices. (more...)
Google Chrome to Support Windows 10's Dark Mode Setting Google Chrome to Support Windows 10's Dark Mode Setting
- January 04, 2019

Going forward, though, Chromium developers want to respect Windows 10 users' settings and automatically enable Chrome's upcoming dark mode when they have the dark theme in Windows 10 enabled. Now we know that it will also eventually be coming to Windows 10. There are parts that still require to be improved, with black text on a dark background, as it's the case of the main menu, so the whole idea is to get a taste of what's to come in this regard for Google Chrome users. (more...)
Fallout 76 Nukes Disabled Due to Access Code Bug, Bethesda Promises Hotfix Fallout 76 Nukes Disabled Due to Access Code Bug, Bethesda Promises Hotfix
- January 04, 2019

Unfortunately, the multiplayer survival game has kicked off 2019 with another problem: players are now locked out of its nuke silos. In addition, it also introduces the concept of player-vendables to the game. This week, however, the codes found were the same as last week, making them completely unusable. The silos going down is basically equivalent to a raid in Destiny temporarily going offline. (more...)
The Project CARS developer is apparently making its own VR-capable console The Project CARS developer is apparently making its own VR-capable console
- January 03, 2019

The console will use Slightly Mad's own cross-platform development engine, called the Madness Engine , and won't have any exclusive games . The system will apparently support 4K gaming, VR at 60FPS per eye or 120 FPS total, and a number of peripherals. (more...)
Fuchsia OS may support Android apps like Google’s Chrome OS Fuchsia OS may support Android apps like Google’s Chrome OS
- January 03, 2019

The search giant has confirmed that it is working on the new operating system that is supposed to power everything from smartphones to smart appliances and more. What matters here is that the entire collection of Android apps available in Google Play will be compatible with any Fuchsia device. The questions that still need to be answered range from how will these apps be able to blend with the futuristic looking platform they will have to run on to the way the custom ART version will be ... (more...)
FCC gives Google go-ahead to trial Project Soli touchless technology FCC gives Google go-ahead to trial Project Soli touchless technology
- January 03, 2019

This is an important next step for Google and its Project Soli . The FCC said the decision 'will serve the public interest by providing for innovative device control features using touchless hand gesture technology'. "We find that the Soli sensors, when operating under the waiver conditions specified herein, pose minimal potential of causing harmful interference to other spectrum users and uses of the 57-64 GHz frequency band, including for the earth exploration satellite service (EESS) and ... (more...)
AT&T Power Drum will wirelessly charge your iPhone and Apple Watch AT&T Power Drum will wirelessly charge your iPhone and Apple Watch
- January 03, 2019

Jobs' Mob promised to charge iPhone , Apple Watch and AirPods on a single compact mat with flexibility on where devices can be placed by 2018. But AT&T's Power Drum seems like it is going to be one of the better ones. The wording of Apple's initial AirPower press release implied that the charging mat would launch in 2018, but it's pretty clear now that the tech giant has missed that launch window. (more...)
Windows 10 Finally Becomes Most Popular Desktop OS Windows 10 Finally Becomes Most Popular Desktop OS
- January 03, 2019

Windows 7 Windows 7, one of the most successful Windows software, launched for PC users in 2009. The party poppers have gone off in Redmond, not to usher in 2019, but to celebrate another market share-watcher declaring that yes, Windows 10 has finally crept past Windows 7 . (more...)
Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket
- January 02, 2019

While Hillard didn't look into it immediately, he eventually experienced green and yellow smoke coming from his iPhone . He says one of his bosses heard him yelling and helped extinguish the fire. "After receiving this cold treatment with zero engagement from the team while waiting, I found a manager to locate the employee with my phone". Hillard told the website that he spent 20 minutes answering all the questions of the Apple Store and suggested to talk to the Apple care. (more...)
New Year's eve: Google doodle kicks off celebration with purple elephants New Year's eve: Google doodle kicks off celebration with purple elephants
- January 02, 2019

In the doodle, Google users will see mammoth pile of balloons, a number of party hats and two friends (actually Elephants) celebrating the eve in their own fashion. One elephant is continually blowing up balloons with its trunk while the other is eating popcorn. Today will be the New Year's Eve and we hope that you must have some unbelievable plans. (more...)
TripAdvisor, Kayak and Other Android Apps Found Violating EU Privacy Law TripAdvisor, Kayak and Other Android Apps Found Violating EU Privacy Law
- January 02, 2019

According to the report, Kayak told Facebook about flight searches, travel dates, and whether the user had children. The report from Privacy International points out that a person with a Muslim prayer app, period tracker, Indeed and a children's app could be identified as likely a female, Muslim, job-seeking parent - even if they had never identified themselves as any of those things on Facebook. (more...)
P5R teaser posted by Atlus, more details due March 2019 P5R teaser posted by Atlus, more details due March 2019
- January 02, 2019

The company has opened a new teaser website for "P5R", which probably stands for " Persona 5 R". "Ultimate" in a DLC pack . The teaser video shows off Shibuya district in Tokyo, which is an important location in Persona 5 . The video begins with a PlayStation logo sting, indicating that, whatever it is, it'll be on PS4 at the very least. " Persona 3 FES " is a director's cut of the 2006 PlayStation 2 game " Persona 3 ", for example. (more...)
Netflix Drops in-app Purchase Option for iOS Subscriptions Netflix Drops in-app Purchase Option for iOS Subscriptions
- January 01, 2019

An in-app subscription is far more easy and simple from user's point of view, as it uses the Apple billing info you've already got set up on your iOS device. In fact, the app still isn't on Google Play , and as long as Google is taking a cut, it likely never will be. By using the iTunes billing, the Netflix was losing out on 15 to 30 percent of the subscription fees generated by the Apple users. (more...)
Huawei P Smart (2019) launched with dual cameras, dewdrop notch Huawei P Smart (2019) launched with dual cameras, dewdrop notch
- January 01, 2019

Huawei has announced the P Smart (2019) for the European market. The base variant of the Huawei P Smart (2019 ) retails for 249 Euros (Rs ~20,000). On the photography front, it comes with a 13-megapixel primary shooter accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor which captures depth information for blur effect portrait shots. (more...)

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