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Apple Might Be Making a Video Game Streaming Service
- January 29, 2019

It isn't clear how much such a subscription service would cost, or how many games would be available through it. The gaming platform is still in the very early stages, the sources say. That means better quality games for discerning players, with a mode of payment that more people can get on board with. "Subscription has proven to be a successful way of monetizing on mobile". (more...)
Security flaw allows iPhone users to drop-in on contacts via FaceTime Security flaw allows iPhone users to drop-in on contacts via FaceTime
- January 29, 2019

All you need to do is start a FaceTime Video call with someone that also has FaceTime /iPhone, swipe up to reveal the FaceTime menu, tap Add Person, and add your own number on the Add Person screen. Until then, the only way to protect yourself is by going to Settings , FaceTime and disabling the feature. It's likely that the update will be included in the public version of iOS 12.2, the same iteration of Apple's operating system that is set to bring Apple News to Canadian iPhone ... (more...)
Apple planning to launch its own Xbox Game Pass-like subscription service
- January 29, 2019

Apple has been emphasizing subscriptions as one of its new growth engines . It's not clear if the service will be an iOS-only thing, or if it will also work on Mac and more mainstream desktop games that support Mac hardware which has never really been known for gaming. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20: Quick Hands-on Samsung Galaxy M20: Quick Hands-on
- January 28, 2019

As their names would suggest, it seems that the Galaxy M20 is the more capable phone of the two. Samsung says that the M10 uses a 6.2-inch HD+ display, so we can expect a knock to resolution there. Unlike human beings in other age categories, "today's millennials want a smartphone that is lighting fast, runs longer, and comes loaded with latest innovations", according to Samsung. (more...)
Nokia is finally bringing its phones to carriers in the U.S Nokia is finally bringing its phones to carriers in the U.S
- January 28, 2019

Nokia phones are primed for a big comeback. The Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket Wireless has a large 5.99-inch display, dual rear cameras with 13 and 5-megapixels per lens, 8-megapixel selfie camera, and 3,500 mAh battery. Nokia's Republic Day offer gives buyers a chance to get 100 percent cashback on the purchase of popular smartphones, including Nokia 8.1 , Nokia 7 .1, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 3.1 Plus. (more...)
Nokia 1 Plus leak render surfaced online with specs sheet and more Nokia 1 Plus leak render surfaced online with specs sheet and more
- January 28, 2019

Recently, the rumor mill speculated that this device is an entry-level model, inferring that it may be an upgraded version of the Nokia 1 which was announced in February 2018. There is no information regarding Nokia 1 Plus rear and front cameras as well. Xiaomi is again topping the chart this week with its upcoming Redmi Note 7 India launch . (more...)
Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20: Everything you need to know Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20: Everything you need to know
- January 28, 2019

It's a bit of a surprise, considering the S10 Lite (or S10 E, according to some leaks) is supposed to be a version of the phone that keeps costs down by ditching numerous flashy features from the pricier models. Both the phones are available in Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black colours. In the camera department, Samsung Galaxy M20 has a dual-rear camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. (more...)
Google's 'DeepMind' AI destroys professional StarCraft II players Google's 'DeepMind' AI destroys professional StarCraft II players
- January 28, 2019

Now DeepMind has come back to challenge the best human players of StarCraft II with its AlphaStar AI. The "least exploitable" set of five AlphaStar agents were then used to compete against the professional human players in 11 PVP matches. (more...)
‘Overwatch’ Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig Skins Are Beard-tastic ‘Overwatch’ Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig Skins Are Beard-tastic
- January 28, 2019

Rally has been reduced to a maximum duration of 30 seconds, this is created to limit the snowball effect Rally can often have and make it easier to deal with the increased health of her teammates. Also don't forget to follow the Overwatch League and PowerUp! on Twitter also. I just have to have those delicious new skins . Remember season 2 starts February 15 2019. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey ending changed by Ubisoft after fan backlash Assassin's Creed Odyssey ending changed by Ubisoft after fan backlash
- January 28, 2019

However, after recent scrutiny regarding some of that choice having been taken away in the game's recent DLC , Ubisoft appears to be making some changes to the DLC in the near future to better reflect the choices of players. "The changes do not entirely solve the challenge, but we believe those changes are a good faith effort and a solid first step". Reading through player responses of our new DLC for Legacy of the First Blade , Shadow Heritage , we want to extend an apology to players ... (more...)
Somebody Cracked The Google I/O Puzzle: Occasion Begins Might 7 Somebody Cracked The Google I/O Puzzle: Occasion Begins Might 7
- January 27, 2019

Last year, Google biggest announcement was the ' Duplex ', an advanced version of Google Assistant, which can literally work as a virtual assistant and can do stuff like reserve a table or book an appoint in a hair salon with human-like conversation. (more...)
Red Dead Online Beta Update Adds Gold Bonuses and Improvements to Matchmaking Red Dead Online Beta Update Adds Gold Bonuses and Improvements to Matchmaking
- January 27, 2019

The gold bars will show up in player accounts by Tuesday, Jan. 29. The developer said it's identified a few matchmaking issues and addressed them with short-term improvements while it works toward more permanent fixes. If you're a prominent player of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the online portion, Red Dead Online , or if you're like me and jump on it every now and then to escape reality then you'll want to jump on it this weekend. (more...)
Google’s Proposal for Chrome Browser Threatens Ad Blockers, Developers Say Google’s Proposal for Chrome Browser Threatens Ad Blockers, Developers Say
- January 26, 2019

So, this API will now be able to only read, and not modify, network requests. The market dominance of Chrome (and Chromium) is what allows Google to make bad changes with impunity. "This design is still in a draft state, and will likely change", said Devlin Cronin, a Google software engineer on a message board discussing the changes . (more...)
Mysterious Google Coral device dazzles on Geekbench Mysterious Google Coral device dazzles on Geekbench
- January 26, 2019

Some manufacturers like Huawei or Xiaomi have already launched their own solutions to offer a similar system to Face ID, finding themselves having to strongly customize Android to support this new system. A new Android Q leak suggests that Google is ready to copy another of the features iOS users have come to know and love: facial unlock. There are also evidences found pointing to the arrival of features that will limit what apps can read the clipboard in the background. (more...)
Redmi Note 7 by Xiaomi set to launch in India soon Redmi Note 7 by Xiaomi set to launch in India soon
- January 26, 2019

The company has tweeted a new cryptic message in Hinglish, hinting towards the imminent launch of the Redmi Note 7 smartphone with a 48 MP primary camera. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version is priced at Yuan 1199 (Rs 12,000 plus on conversion) while the 6GB RAM and 64GB version costs Yuan 1399 (Rs 14,000 plus). (more...)
AirPods 2 to release this year AirPods 2 to release this year
- January 26, 2019

Digging through the iOS 12.2 beta release for developers 9to5Maps discovered the following illustration, that reveals AirPods 2 will have "Hey Siri" support, just like the iPhone and other devices. Aside from new voice interactions, Apple has also held discussions on adding biometric sensors to AirPods, including heart rate monitoring. Bloomberg has also reported that new AirPods are arriving in 2019 as well as the addition of over-ear headphones with noise-cancellation that may compete ... (more...)
Microsoft Brings Office 365 for Mac to the App Store Microsoft Brings Office 365 for Mac to the App Store
- January 26, 2019

Furthermore, all the apps included within the Microsoft Office 365 bundle offered on the Mac App Store comes with support for Apple's OS X 10.6.6 or later. "Business Manager" is a central dashboard from where their IT team can quickly enable employees to get to work Office tools across Mac, iPad and iPhone , with features designed specifically for Apple devices, added , the iPhone-maker added. (more...)
Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing
- January 26, 2019

This is expected to make it more accessible, thus bringing more players on-board the PUBG bandwagon. This seems like a bargain when you consider that the game will contain the full Erangel and Miramar maps with the Third Person Perspective mode. (more...)
Apple dismisses over 200 staff from autonomous vehicle group Apple dismisses over 200 staff from autonomous vehicle group
- January 26, 2019

According to the anonymous sources who initially leaked the staff reduction, the move was part of an anticipated restructuring initiated by the group's recently reshuffled leadership. (NASDAQ: TSLA) engineering vice president and Apple veteran, Doug Field. In May 2018, with 55 self-driving cars and 83 drivers, Apple touched the second highest number of self-driving cars in the USA state of California after General Motor's Cruise, which had 104 vehicles. (more...)
LG teases phone with gesture-based controls LG teases phone with gesture-based controls
- January 26, 2019

LG is expected to announce the LG G8 at this February 24 event, so it's likely that we will these touch-less gesture controls make their debut with this smartphone. LG has teased an alternative to touch input for an upcoming device. When attached, that will double the size of the display, rumors suggest. This would challenge the foldable Samsung Galaxy F, which could be unveiled just four days before the LG G8 ThinQ is unwrapped. (more...)