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New Oculus VR controllers accidentally include freakish hidden messages New Oculus VR controllers accidentally include freakish hidden messages
- April 14, 2019

We See You!"-a reference to a prominent hardware fix site". The easter eggs were supposedly meant to be on just the prototype controllers, but ended up making it onto 'tens of thousands of Touch controllers'. Business Insider previously reported that the company restructured its AR-glasses division late previous year as it inches closer to launching a commercial product. (more...)
Apple under more antitrust scrutiny in Europe Apple under more antitrust scrutiny in Europe
- April 14, 2019

Dutch regulators today launched an antitrust investigation to determine if Apple Inc. has been giving its apps preferential treatment in the App Store at the expense of rival services. For example, providers of digital products and services are required to use Apple and Google payment systems on the stories. For this, they have to pay a 30 percent commission in the first year. (more...)
Sony Is Automatically Changing Offensive PlayStation Usernames Sony Is Automatically Changing Offensive PlayStation Usernames
- April 14, 2019

Because of the way that PSN was built, there was no way to change your PSN ID without losing everything tied to it: game purchases, saves, trophy data, friends, and much more . Another caveat to keep in mind is that not all PS4 games will support ID changes. Sony explains that most of the most popular PS4 games support this name change. (more...)
Owners of faulty Nexus 6P phones could get up to $400 Owners of faulty Nexus 6P phones could get up to $400
- April 14, 2019

Now, the two companies have preliminary agreed to pay Nexus 6P users. The settlement agreement calls for Google and Huawei to provide the largest compensation to users who allegedly experienced a battery drain or bootloop issue, and "more modest recovery to the significant group of consumers who own a Nexus 6P but have already been made whole through warranty replacements or never experienced either alleged condition an in many cases no longer use the phone". (more...)
Horizon Zero Dawn 2 news breaks the surface Horizon Zero Dawn 2 news breaks the surface
- April 14, 2019

Last year, there were rumors regarding a possible sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn . Star Wars Celebration started yesterday and will be going on until April 15th. Janina Gavankar hypes up the sequel of Horizon: Zero DawnHorizon Zero Dawn 2: Should we wait for its sequel? But it begs the question: what secrets could she be talking about? Horizon Zero Dawn was a major success for Guerrilla Games and it sold more than 10 million copies in its lifetime making it the best and fastest selling ... (more...)
Instagram demotes inappropriate content on its platform Instagram demotes inappropriate content on its platform
- April 14, 2019

But, Facebook's Henry Silverman explained, "As content gets closer and closer to the line of our Community Standards at which point we'd remove it, it actually gets more and more engagement". Such content will be visible to the user, if they follow the account associated with it, but it may not appear for others through the Explore tab or hashtag pages. (more...)
Jedi: Fallen Order Officially Revealed at Star Wars Celebration Jedi: Fallen Order Officially Revealed at Star Wars Celebration
- April 14, 2019

We know the game is coming out in Fall 2019, so that rumor sounds like a large possibility with it being so close to Christmas and the release of the newly titled Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker . Respawn CEO, Vince Zampella, reiterated that this is a single-player, narrative-driven game featuring no multiplayer and no microtransactions, much to the excitement the audience at the Celebration Stage. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down for many users Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down for many users
- April 14, 2019

Sunday's outage is yet another publicity problem for a company already dealing with privacy issues and regulatory probes . You can see for yourself by checking out the outage map below. The issue seems to have spread world wide with social media users from all across Europe, America and Asia taking to Twitter to voice their frustration. (more...)
Skype will let you share your screen on Android and iOS Skype will let you share your screen on Android and iOS
- April 14, 2019

If you'd like to try the new screen sharing feature , you need to be part of Microsoft's Skype Insider beta program. It is not clear when this feature will be available in stable Skype updates. The potential applications of mobile screen-sharing are varied and extremely useful. It allows you to concentrate on your calls without worrying whether your room is in a bad shape. (more...)
Facebook could bring Messenger back to its main app Facebook could bring Messenger back to its main app
- April 14, 2019

In the top right corner, you can see the same Messenger icon that brings you to a chat window right in the main app itself. If you do not have downloaded Messenger on your smartphone, the shortcut will take you to Google Play Store or Apple App Store. (more...)
3 key questions for 76ers when facing Nets in 2019 National Basketball Association playoffs 3 key questions for 76ers when facing Nets in 2019 National Basketball Association playoffs
- April 14, 2019

Despite appearing to have a huge advantage over their rivals on paper, the Sixers realize the last thing they can do is underestimate the Nets , especially since the two teams split the four-game series during the regular season. Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and the Sixers down 16 points. Coach Brett Brown did mention that we will see a "different Ben Simmons in Game 2" so that is something to look ... (more...)
Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes
- April 14, 2019

Music, TV, Podcasts, and "perhaps" Books apps will be in the mix, and the Apple services machine will be kicked into full gear before school is out. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Users now use iTunes for nearly everything but file-based music. Apple Music could mean the end of individual music file purchases, while Apple TV could potentially end the purchase of movie files. (more...)
Police can now see if you’re on your phone while driving Police can now see if you’re on your phone while driving
- April 14, 2019

This will see officers use a bus to travel around locations in the Thames Valley and Hampshire to spot motorists breaking the law and using mobile phones. It follows a successful trial scheme in Norfolk that was announced in July 2018. The current penalty for being caught using a mobile phone while driving is a £200 fine and six points on your licence. (more...)
Huawei launches new P30 Huawei launches new P30
- April 14, 2019

What makes Huawei's latest their greatest? In a one-day photography challenge Mr. Khalifa Al Obaidly used his P30 PRO to capture Doha on a Friday photo walk. Unique to the HUAWEI P30 Pro is a HUAWEI ToF Camera that captures depth-of-field information to deliver accurate image segmentation. The phone packs a battery of 4,100mAh with fast charging and wireless charger support. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A80 Comes With a Unique Rotating Camera Module Samsung Galaxy A80 Comes With a Unique Rotating Camera Module
- April 14, 2019

The Galaxy A80's Intelligent Performance Enhancer provides AI-powered performance optimization software, that adjusts the battery , CPU , and RAM of your device based on your unique usage. The patents, filed in China and picked up by TechSmarti, show three front snappers nestled in a chunky notch over the screen's display , as well as several sketches that show different ways a three-camera rear setup could be arranged. (more...)
Google Docs Gains Native Office App File Formats Google Docs Gains Native Office App File Formats
- April 14, 2019

Revealed in conjunction with Google Cloud Next 2019, changes span the breadth of G Suite for Education, which the search giant says is now used by more than 90 million students and educators around the globe. One of the more notable changes that's been announced is the way that Google Docs will move forward handling Microsoft Office docs . Google would previously make users convert the files into its own format before editing, collaborating, and commenting. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Play Teasers Show Waterdrop-Shaped Notch, Dual Rear Cameras Xiaomi Mi Play Teasers Show Waterdrop-Shaped Notch, Dual Rear Cameras
- April 14, 2019

On achieving this feat, Raghu Reddy, Head of Category and Online Sales, Xiaomi India said, "We are delighted to be sharing yet another wonderful milestone achieved by our popular Redmi Note series of smartphones". The Realme 3 Pro was announced as the company's next model alongside the Realme 3 launch last month. However, it is worth noting here that the company already has its range to meet the requirements of the nascent gaming phone market. (more...)
Xbox Game Pass Announces Some Big Additions for April Xbox Game Pass Announces Some Big Additions for April
- April 13, 2019

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Nintendo Labo VR Kit out now in South Africa Nintendo Labo VR Kit out now in South Africa
- April 13, 2019

However, it seems that people who don't have the goggles will also be to rewatch videos here. The company has announced a VR kit called Labo which is created to give a unique VR gaming experience to the masses. Save on The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Diablo in the new Nintendo eShop Blockbuster Sale . One of those sets includes the Elephant and Camera add-ons, while the other includes the Wind Pedal and Bird. (more...)
Engine Chevrolet Corvette confirmed for 2020, will debut July 18 Engine Chevrolet Corvette confirmed for 2020, will debut July 18
- April 13, 2019

Chevrolet paraded the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette along the streets of New York City this week, and the long-slung two-seater was still wearing camouflage. As for exactly what engine will reside amidships, that's still unknown, but rumors have suggested a 520-horsepower V8 will be on offer. Multiple high-performance variants are set to follow in quick succession, including Z06, ZR1, and a range-topping hybrid that may use the Zora name. (more...)

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