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Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console
- March 14, 2019

Supposedly the controller for Google's new gaming vision was leaked ahead of schedule, but reports now say it's not real. Google tweeted out a YouTube video along with a link: https://g.co/gatheraround That link leads you to a microsite hosted at the Google Store, which is pretty strong evidence that Google will be launching a physical product we'll be able to buy from that store. (more...)
Dark mode for Google Chrome is finally out on Mac Dark mode for Google Chrome is finally out on Mac
- March 14, 2019

Chrome 73's dark mode on Mac looks quite similar to the browser's native incognito mode. After Google released the Chrome 73 update , we received many emails from our readers on how they can download Chrome 73 or update their current Google Chrome browser to Chrome 73. (more...)
Facebook sues Ukrainian hackers who stole user info via personality quizzes Facebook sues Ukrainian hackers who stole user info via personality quizzes
- March 14, 2019

Last week, Facebook filed a lawsuit against four Chinese companies that allegedly sold fake accounts and user engagement. According to The Daily Beast , that appears from documents belonging to a federal lawsuit that the company started on Friday. (more...)
'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues 'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues
- March 13, 2019

According to The Verge , Messenger couldn't load at all on the desktop, but the mobile app was working. That said, you may be be experiencing issues relating to the loading of posts. Others report zero problems while someone directly connected to them has an issue. WhatsApp also is in the Facebook family of products, but it seems to be working. (more...)
The Galaxy S10's face unlock fooled by pictures, siblings The Galaxy S10's face unlock fooled by pictures, siblings
- March 13, 2019

No wireless carriers in the United States will offer substantial 5G coverage this year. As these next-generation networks continue to roll out, people with 5G compatible smartphones will experience faster data speeds and better coverage than they've ever seen before. (more...)
Google Sends Allo To The Scrapheap Google Sends Allo To The Scrapheap
- March 13, 2019

Google Allo , the search giant's smart-messaging app, is shutting down Tuesday. The most recent release of Allo, version 27, added an export feature so you can grab your chats and stash them safely for posterity. It is on the same support page that the company notes "We're saying goodbye to Allo on March 12, 2019". Any media attachments you sent - such as pictures - will be downloaded in zip format. (more...)
Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage
- March 13, 2019

Google said it was aware of "an issue with Google Drive" starting at 7:53 p.m. Google's email service is experiencing issues around the globe with users complaining they can't send messages. The issue was apparently affecting users of workplace G-Suite accounts as well as Google account holders, though the reason for the outbreak remained unclear and come users could still access Google Drive. (more...)
Halo Infinite Will Arrive at E3 2019 Halo Infinite Will Arrive at E3 2019
- March 13, 2019

Here's hoping that Halo's light continues to shine brightly, then, and that future games in the series keep offering the same exciting first-person action as the earlier entries did. The rumour in question may be based on comments from noted Microsoft insider Brad Sams. The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription-based service for the Xbox One console that grants players access to a large number of titles in the system's catalog. (more...)
Its official, the Halo Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam Its official, the Halo Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam
- March 13, 2019

Here's everything you need to know about Halo MCC on PC. The Halo Master Chief Collection PC edition will be released in multiple stages instead of all at once. "We're embarking on a journey with our community to build a PC experience that delivers on PC gamer expectations", community director Brian Jarrard said. (more...)
Android Q Beta Could be Released Later Today for Pixel Devices Android Q Beta Could be Released Later Today for Pixel Devices
- March 12, 2019

At the very least, it seems like the developer preview for Android Q will be starting soon, but we'll have to wait on Google for official word on when it will kick off. Like all previous releases of Android, Q will make its way to the Pixels before rolling out to other OEMs. Over the weekend, we heard that the beta tests for Android Q will include more devices than the ones that were run for Android Pie, but it's likely that we'll be waiting until Google IO in May to learn which OEMs ... (more...)
Over 350K Apex Legends cheaters banned, Respawn working on PC crashes Over 350K Apex Legends cheaters banned, Respawn working on PC crashes
- March 12, 2019

Given that cheats and anti-cheats are an endless arms race where any information could lead to breakthroughs, Respawn are secretive about what exactly they plan to do. "We're keeping a lot of our strategy close to the chest so offenders don't have time to build workarounds before we implement changes", Frechette said. (more...)
Thousands Protest At Russian Internet Restrictions Thousands Protest At Russian Internet Restrictions
- March 12, 2019

Opposition figures said that a number of protesters were detained in Moscow , but the police have not confirmed this. "There are a lot of repressive laws on free speech and other things already", an elderly woman at the protest told DW. The bill calls for the creation of a system that would protect Russian Federation in the event of cyberwar while also filtering Internet traffic to the country, but there has been debate about how realistic that is and how much it would cost. (more...)
Windows may uninstall updates that cause startup problems Windows may uninstall updates that cause startup problems
- March 12, 2019

However, nothing seems to fix the problem . Users who still want to install them because they believe the removed Windows updates weren't the cause behind the startup failures can do so by downloading them from the Windows Update Catalog as described in this Microsoft support document . (more...)
Apple confirms March event, video streaming service launch likely
- March 12, 2019

Subscription models in tech-including at Apple , where iPhone sales are cooling while its Services division is thriving-have emerged as new revenue drivers. It has also been snapping up rights to exclusive content, including The Elephant Queen , a wildlife documentary from acclaimed filmmakers that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival previous year. (more...)
How to pre-register for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite How to pre-register for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- March 12, 2019

Cast a variety of spells to overcome the Confoundable magic, keep the magical Foundables safe, and send them back to the wizarding world. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite casts you as a new recruit to the Statute of Secrecy Task Force , a global organisation established for the goal of dealing with " The Calamity ". (more...)
Micosoft’s new Skype for Web no longer supports ChromeOS or Linux Micosoft’s new Skype for Web no longer supports ChromeOS or Linux
- March 12, 2019

Microsoft's Skype for Web refresh is here, which means Chrome and Edge clients never again need to utilize the service's independent application to gain admittance to highlights, for example, HD video calling and call recording . There is also an option for call recording where, as it sounds, will let users record their phone calls. For other conversational information, you can use the search bar to find specific messages within individual discussions, or you can reference the new ... (more...)
Respawn is launching a secret war on cheaters in Apex Legends Respawn is launching a secret war on cheaters in Apex Legends
- March 11, 2019

As of today we've banned over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat. Respawn said in a Reddit post on March 8 that Apex Legends now relies on Easy Anti-Cheat and that even though "the service works", it's not going to rest on its laurels. (more...)
Google patent reveals Project Stream controller Google patent reveals Project Stream controller
- March 11, 2019

Later this month, it is, along with Microsoft, expected to go into deeper details about Project Stream , its own brand of game streaming technology that it tested with Assassin's Creed Odyssey October a year ago. The controller has been brought to life through renders by Sarang Sheth at Yanko Design (via techradar ), and you can check out the conceptualisation in the gallery below. (more...)
If Dragon's Dogma sells well on Switch, DMC5 may follow If Dragon's Dogma sells well on Switch, DMC5 may follow
- March 11, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 Switch might be considered if the upcoming Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for Nintendo's hybrid platform sells well enough. So last month Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno was asked in an interview with VG24/7 whether Dante would ever appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate . (more...)
More phones than ever will get early access to Android 10
- March 11, 2019

This means that more Android smartphone manufacturers could include support for beta access. We've been wondering when the beta for Android Q would land, given that past releases have all occurred at around this time of year. The first Android P developer preview was released in March, with the second Android P developer preview, known as Android P Beta, released at Google I/O in May past year and featuring several OEMs in the beta programme. (more...)

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