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Additional details emerge regarding Microsoft's All-Digital Xbox One S Additional details emerge regarding Microsoft's All-Digital Xbox One S
- March 21, 2019

New details on what's said to be called the Xbox One S All-Digital console have reportedly been leaked that include a potential release date and games that'll be bundled with the console. The three games that WindowsCentral is reporting are Forza Horizon 3 , Sea of Thieves and Minecraft . Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like those who pick up an Xbox One S All-Digital will get a free trial to the service, as it isn't mentioned anywhere on the box. (more...)
Mobile opens a home internet trial in rural and underserved areas Mobile opens a home internet trial in rural and underserved areas
- March 21, 2019

T-Mobile's plan is to offer this service in rural and other underserved areas of the USA that don't already have reliable access to broadband service. Since the initial home internet rollout is invite-only, T-Mobile can control who gets to use the service. Legere and T-Mo are also placing a heavy focus on rural consumers with its Sprint merger and 5G in-home broadband. (more...)
Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch next month Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch next month
- March 21, 2019

Cuphead has sold over three million units across Xbox One and PC. There's a Cuphead release for Switch. If you already know you want to pick up Cuphead on the Switch, you can pre-purchase it beginning today on the eShop, though at the time of this writing, the game's listing doesn't seem to be live. (more...)
Cadence of Hyrule is a surprising new Zelda game Cadence of Hyrule is a surprising new Zelda game
- March 21, 2019

Fun fact: The official name of the game is Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. It appears that the game is set after the events of NecroDancer and Cadence finds herself in the kingdom of Hyrule after completing a mysterious crypt . (more...)
Facebook has been storing 'hundreds of millions' of user passwords in plaintext Facebook has been storing 'hundreds of millions' of user passwords in plaintext
- March 21, 2019

The basic security shortcoming was revealed on the heels of a series of controversies centered on whether Facebook properly safeguards the privacy and data of its users. Facebook is thought to be carrying out an internal investigation to see how this managed to happen. Tens of thousands of Instagram users also were also affected. (more...)
Obsidian's new Outer Worlds skips Steam Obsidian's new Outer Worlds skips Steam
- March 21, 2019

Humble Bundle Co-Founder John Graham said the collaboration "means more options for gamers, more sales for game developers ... and more money for good causes". Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey, another game published by Private Division, is also earmarked for the Epic Store . Notable developers who have committed to launching their upcoming PC games as Epic Games Store exclusives (at least initially) include Remedy Entertainment ( Control ), Obsidian Entertainment ( The Outer Worlds ), and ... (more...)
Mortal Kombat 11: How To Get Beta Access? Mortal Kombat 11: How To Get Beta Access?
- March 21, 2019

The trailers and the gameplay look very promising, but aside from that, fans do really want to get their hands on this game. While it's scheduled to begin on March 28, some players can actually begin playing on march 27, like those of us in the Americas. (more...)
HP launches new VR headset for enterprise market HP launches new VR headset for enterprise market
- March 21, 2019

With 2,160 x 2,160 resolution optics, inside-out tracking, and a lightweight design, the HP Reverb is looking to be a formidable foe for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive . HP, HTC following the enterprise use cases with VR While consumer virtual reality has garnered attention, the real investment is happening among corporations using VR for training, product design and healthcare. (more...)
Real Call of Duty (with battle royale?) finally coming to mobile Real Call of Duty (with battle royale?) finally coming to mobile
- March 21, 2019

What are your thoughts on the free-to-play game? Additionally, players will be able to customize their loadouts to better fit their play style. This could hint at a new Battle Royale mode for the game, and with Activision saying there are "additional modes of play which will be announced at a future date", its inclusion seems likely. (more...)
Oculus shows off their new headgear at GDC Oculus shows off their new headgear at GDC
- March 21, 2019

It's unclear why Oculus chose to go this route, but it's possible the designers just think they can get away with it and cut costs. Oculus has released other virtual reality headsets since the original Oculus Rift launched to consumers in January 2016, but now we have its true successor. (more...)
"Cuphead" Gets A Nintendo Switch Port, Complete With Xbox Live Support
- March 21, 2019

Assuming the role a teenage protagonist, you'll have to venture into the Fallow in RAD , a radioactive wasteland inhabited by "unknown and unspeakable" monsters. We'll have more from the Nindies Showcase later this morning. "Fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR's award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live!" StudioMDHR also did some optimizations to reduce loading times and shrink the game's size on Xbox One. (more...)
Nvidia brings ray tracing to older cards Nvidia brings ray tracing to older cards
- March 21, 2019

The new feature will become available through a driver update which is expected to launch in April 2019. Rendered in real-time in Unity, viewers are shown a real auto and a version of the auto powered by Unity and NVIDIA; the dazzling array of lights and visual fidelity makes the vehicles indistinguishable from one another. (more...)
Amazon launches new budget Kindle Amazon launches new budget Kindle
- March 20, 2019

If you have an old Kindle collecting dust in your closet, now may be the time to bust it out and trade it in for gift card and a 25 percent discount on the new e-reader. With the latest software, whenever you finish a book, it will be automatically marked as read in your library and synced across all reading devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, and the Kindle apps for iOS and Android. (more...)
Apple Announces AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Optional Apple Announces AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Optional
- March 20, 2019

They also promise better battery life in between charges, and even faster connectivity. Wireless headphones weren't all that popular at the time, but thanks to their simple setup and great reliability, AirPods won over Apple fans. The more expensive model will come in a wireless charging case and will be priced at $199. The company is also selling just the wireless charging case for the existing AirPods users for Rs 7,500 (in the USA - $79). (more...)
Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third European Union sanction Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third European Union sanction
- March 20, 2019

In 2017, she slapped Google with a $2.84bn (£2.1bn / €2.42bn) fine in a case involving its online shopping search results. Firstly, it prevented them from running any third party adverts on the search results page - meaning that if a company was offering a better deal on ad revenue, websites couldn't use it without losing their entire search function. (more...)
Google to shut down this email service on April 2 Google to shut down this email service on April 2
- March 20, 2019

Last September, Google broke a lot of hearts when it announced that Inbox by Gmail would be shutting down in March 2019. There is another email client that might gain an enormous amount of users in the next month or so. "This app will be going away in 15 days". Spark Mail has been on iOS and macOS for some time as a powerful, yet convenient mail option with features like snoozing, reminders (and follow-ups), smarter notifications, scheduled sends, integrations with services, and batch ... (more...)
Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russian Federation Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russian Federation
- March 20, 2019

According to the official news release, this handset is powered by the Exynos 7884 processor and has a generous 6.4-inch Infinity-V Super AMOLED display with a rather low resolution of just 1,560 x 720 pixels. The Galaxy A20 has been launched only in Russian Federation so far and comes with an octa-core Exynos 7884 SoC, dual rear cameras, and a large 4,000mAh battery. (more...)
The Halo Insider Program is now open for PC players The Halo Insider Program is now open for PC players
- March 20, 2019

As for cross play with Xbox One players, "it's not something we're now committing to at launch but it is top of mind and the team is actively investigating this", 343 Industries said. Local split screen on PC: Unfortunately, this won't be supported at launch. Local splitscreen is another option Jarrard said 343 Industries is looking into. (more...)
Google Set to Launch Pixel 3a, 3a XL Google Set to Launch Pixel 3a, 3a XL
- March 19, 2019

The smaller model should also be able to count on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel wide-angle front camera, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 3,000 mAh battery. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL seem to have audio jacks on deck! Thankfully, at least according to one Russian blog, a mid-range "Pixel 3 Lite" could soon be on its way. (more...)
Apple iMac refresh delivers new Intel Core processors, faster AMD graphics Apple iMac refresh delivers new Intel Core processors, faster AMD graphics
- March 19, 2019

Apple has set a price of $1,299 for the 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac and $1,799 for the 27-inch iMac . "Figures for the 21.5" iMac show a 60% improvement in performance, where as the 27" iMac looks to be delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance, when testing soft synths in a DAW environment. (more...)

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