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Doom Eternal has Been Pushed Back to 2020 Doom Eternal has Been Pushed Back to 2020
- October 09, 2019

Sad news, but if delaying the title by a few months means a better game, the wait is worth it. The Doom Eternal release date has been postponed, it seems. Doom Eternal will now be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia on March 20, 2020. In an open letter from legendary developer id Software shared by DOOM publisher Bethesda, the studio confirmed that a DOOM Eternal delay will see the game slip from its planned November 22 launch into March of next year. (more...)
Essential's upcoming 'Project Gem' smartphone has a very unusual design Essential's upcoming 'Project Gem' smartphone has a very unusual design
- October 09, 2019

We don't know the official name of the phone but Essential is calling it "Project GEM". Rubin unveiled the first Essential phone two years ago which sold poorly. XDA developer leaked some code snippets of Essential gem 2 specifications. It might also run Android with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. Smartphone makers are realising they need to come up with new ways to excite buyers, and one of their strategies seems to be coming up with new form factors such as foldables, or in ... (more...)
This Is How Much The Pixel 4 Series Will Cost… In Canada This Is How Much The Pixel 4 Series Will Cost… In Canada
- October 09, 2019

That doesn't sound too encouraging to anyone who paid Dollars $799 for a Pixel 3 after launch, until you realize that the Pixel 3 cost CAD $999 when it debuted in Canada a year ago. On the front, the Pixel devices are expected to come with thick bezels that will house the front camera and facial scanning system that will include Soli radar chip. (more...)
Ted Cruz Speaks Up to Support 'South Park,' Ding NBA Ted Cruz Speaks Up to Support 'South Park,' Ding NBA
- October 09, 2019

Basketball is wildly popular in China and those two teams - largely because of LeBron James starring for the Lakers and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's co-founder Joe Tsai now owning the Nets - nearly certainly would have been a huge television draw. (more...)
Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview that brings Android phone calls to PCs Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview that brings Android phone calls to PCs
- October 09, 2019

Instead of running Android apps, Windows 10X runs Win32 apps and UWP programs, similarly to the Windows 10 you know today, albeit optimized for a touch-based, folding interface, without any form of cellular calling capabilities. Right now, the feature has started rolling out to Windows Insiders. Please note that Microsoft is still in the process of expanding language/region support of the new Cortana app (as discussed here), and Insiders outside of English (United States ) will see a ... (more...)
Google introduces Stream Transfer to move media between smart devices Google introduces Stream Transfer to move media between smart devices
- October 09, 2019

At launch, these devices include Google Home and Nest smart speakers as well as Google Nest smart displays and Chromecast-equipped TVs. Move your music with the Google Assistant: Start playing music on the Google Home Mini in your kitchen, and keep the vibe going in the living room. (more...)
PG&E may pull plug on 600K+ Californians PG&E may pull plug on 600K+ Californians
- October 09, 2019

PG&E warned many of its customers they should expect to be without power early Wednesday morning through Friday morning, as weather models show the winds may be the strongest the area has seen in almost two years. PG&E released an updated statement on the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Kern County, providing a list of additional customers that may be impacted by the shutoffs. (more...)
Call of Duty Mobile surpasses 100m+ downloads Call of Duty Mobile surpasses 100m+ downloads
- October 09, 2019

That's only a week since the game opened its doors to players globally. It's not entirely a surprise to see the game reach this level of popularity. Daniel Ahmad , senior analyst at Niko Partners, notes that this number does not include China and also brings up the fact that "Activision previously had 37m monthly active users across its brands ( Call of Duty , Crash Bandicoot etc.) on PC/Console". (more...)
Apple just finally added Spotify integration to Siri in iOS 13 Apple just finally added Spotify integration to Siri in iOS 13
- October 09, 2019

The Siri help had been noticed earlier whereas in beta testing, however the firm hadn't confirmed when it might be publicly obtainable. The most important is Siri support on iOS 13 , which means that you'll be able to control your Spotify app on iPhone, iPad , Carplay , Airpods , and HomePode via Airplay. (more...)
California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires
- October 09, 2019

Based on the weather forecast that calls for dry winds with gusts in some areas up to 45 miles per hour coupled with low humidity, hot temperatures and heavy fuel conditions (weed growth and dry vegetation), PG&E is prepared to pull the plug on power in areas where peak winds will start early Wednesday morning and last through mid-Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Blizzard suspends pro gamer from competition over Hong Kong comments Blizzard suspends pro gamer from competition over Hong Kong comments
- October 08, 2019

The statement laughably concludes with "while we stand by one's right to express individual thoughts and opinions, players and other participants that elect to participate in our esports competitions must abide by the official competition rules". (more...)
After A Long Wait Whatsapp Gave Dark Mode In This Version After A Long Wait Whatsapp Gave Dark Mode In This Version
- October 08, 2019

Dark Mode has been rumored to emerge on WhatsApp . While the dark theme isn't user-facing yet, a lot of work has gone behind the scenes to prep it for release . WhatsApp has been abuzz with two new features it's now working on. WhatsApp has submitted an update under the Google Play beta program. Users will also be able to determine which theme to use in WhatsApp according to the systemic theme on their phones. (more...)
Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel to join Marvel’s Avengers Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel to join Marvel’s Avengers
- October 08, 2019

Marvel joins Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, The Hulk, and Captain America in an original Avengers story told by Crystal Dynamics. Don't forget though, Crystal Dynamics seems to be aiming Marvel's Avengers to be similar to games like Destiny where more post-launch content will be added. (more...)
Instagram loses controversial 'following' tab Instagram loses controversial 'following' tab
- October 08, 2019

After shedding like counts on our feeds, Instagram is axing another controversial and little-known feature: its following tab. The move is a good one when you consider the removal of the Following tab gives users more privacy since it doesn't allow their followers to easily see the comments they've made or the posts they've liked . (more...)
Instagram for iOS update adds long-awaited Dark Mode support Instagram for iOS update adds long-awaited Dark Mode support
- October 08, 2019

All in all, it's great that another popular iOS app is getting important visual improvements like the dark mode. There's no in-app toggle to switch to dark mode. The dark mode introduces an all-black theme with shades of dark grey across the app, and the interface looks really lovely. Questions lingered as to whether Instagram was going to offer a dark mode with the release of iOS 13 . (more...)
Android zero-day bug found on Pixel 2, Huawei, and Samsung Android zero-day bug found on Pixel 2, Huawei, and Samsung
- October 08, 2019

What it does is help a hacker gain root access to a phone. Somehow, that good work was undone in some later models - or never applied in the first place - leaving a list of vulnerable smartphones running Android 8.x, 9.x and the preview version of 10. (more...)
16-inch MacBook Pro may have 96W USB-C charger 16-inch MacBook Pro may have 96W USB-C charger
- October 08, 2019

A recent leak according to Chongdiantou (Via), suggests that the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may retail with a 96W USB-C power adapter. ChargerLAB obtained details of a 96W USB-C charger allegedly "Designed by Apple in California". A power adapter that offers more current leads to faster recharges. The shared image revels the model name of the adapter and it looks similar to Apple's charger. (more...)
Surviving the Aftermath, a Surviving Mars Follow-up, Announced Surviving the Aftermath, a Surviving Mars Follow-up, Announced
- October 08, 2019

Now, a sequel is on the way. That's about all we got about the upcoming Surviving series game, but Paradox promised more details about Surviving the Aftermath will be revealed on October 19. Microsoft and the Xbox team have been wonderful partners to work with when we kicked off our Surviving franchise with Surviving Mars in 2018. (more...)
Parents sue Fortnite creators, saying the game is ‘addictive as cocaine’ Parents sue Fortnite creators, saying the game is ‘addictive as cocaine’
- October 08, 2019

A Canadian law firm says the game releases the same pleasure chemicals in the brain as the illicit drug in a new lawsuit, according to Canadian reports. Fortnite's Terms Of Service also include a class-action waiver provision, though Chartrand believes this wouldn't "stand up in court in Quebec "because the province's Consumer Protection Act requires companies to clearly disclose risks associated with products or services". (more...)
Apple Unveils Free Repair Programme For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Apple Unveils Free Repair Programme For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus
- October 08, 2019

And why Apple is launching a new fix service for a four-year-old phone in the first place. This figure is significantly lower than the 43 million sales of Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices in the same period past year. The iPhone 11 Pro Max and 11 Pro start at $1,100 and $1,000, respectively. This year's iPhones come with the A13 Bionic processor, which is Apple's fastest mobile processor yet. (more...)

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