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Steam to Bring Local Co-op Online With Remote Play Together Feature Steam to Bring Local Co-op Online With Remote Play Together Feature
- October 10, 2019

PC Gamer later revealed its existence to the rest of us. Steam now lists 927 games under the "Local Multiplayer" tag, 373 of those class as 4-player local, 327 are local co-op, and 257 as just co-op. The host player handles all the processing, while their friends hook in with their connection, controllers, and microphone. Perhaps the biggest boon to players is the fact that, like a traditional local couch gaming experience, the feature means you can enjoy a friend's game even if you don't ... (more...)
Another One Bites The Dust: Dyson Ditches Electric Car Project Another One Bites The Dust: Dyson Ditches Electric Car Project
- October 10, 2019

Dyson said at the time the vehicle project was announced: "We've been researching motors, batteries, aerodynamics, vision systems and robotics for 22 years". The $2.5 billion investment for the electric auto will now be funneled back into its core technology, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, the representative added, before saying, "There's still a lot more to come". (more...)
A PlayStation VR patent hints at a potential next-gen VR headset A PlayStation VR patent hints at a potential next-gen VR headset
- October 10, 2019

Admittedly, being able to play 4K Blu-rays on your PlayStation 5 is going to be a nice feature but most fans are already pleased with the fact that PlayStation 4 games will be playable. In addition to the much expected spec bump, the PS5 will ship with a new controller that will have a "reimagined" the touch sense. When it comes to audio, the headset includes a microphone and in-built earphones, which isn't so surprising given the latest version of PS VR added in the latter. (more...)
Google Assistant can sound more fly with Issa Rae voice Google Assistant can sound more fly with Issa Rae voice
- October 10, 2019

Just like John Legend , Issa Rae won't be available forever and Google Assistant will still answer in its normal selected voice for all other questions. This works if you own a device with always-listening Google Assistant, such as a Google Home . "I really use it for everything that just makes my life easier". (more...)
Two men linked to Trump's lawyer arrested on campaign-finance violations Two men linked to Trump's lawyer arrested on campaign-finance violations
- October 10, 2019

According to the indictment , Parnas and Fruman coordinated with an unnamed U.S. Congressman to get his help removing the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in 2018, at the behest of Ukrainian government officials. The charges include conspiracy, false statements to election regulators and falsifying records. Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-led House of Representatives after asking Ukraine's new president to look into the Bidens. (more...)
Apple's AR Headset Expected in Second Quarter of 2020 Apple's AR Headset Expected in Second Quarter of 2020
- October 10, 2019

In the case of this rumoured next-gen iPad Pro , it would make AR software and tools more accurate in superimposing virtual things over real-world environments. Augmented reality is a new way to use technology that transforms how you work, learn, play and connect with nearly everything around you. Now we have a new report which details when we can expect said devices and also new information about Apple's AR headset. (more...)
Reliance Jio to starting charging for voice calls to other networks Reliance Jio to starting charging for voice calls to other networks
- October 10, 2019

After ringtone time reductions, this move is going to set off the new tariff war on voice calls which could see rival telcom operators like Airtel and Vodafone taking some steps to recover costs. Calling has been free since Reliance Jio was launched in September 2016. It may be recalled that in 2017 Trai had slashed the IUC to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise. (more...)
Oppo Reno Ace - Launch of The New Power Packed Smartphone! Oppo Reno Ace - Launch of The New Power Packed Smartphone!
- October 10, 2019

The smartphone supports the new 65W SuperVOOC super flash charging. Ten minutes of charge will sufficient to run the phone for next one hour. The Reno Ace also ships with a 65W GaN charger that's probably good for laptops that can take USB-C chargers. (more...)
Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism
- October 10, 2019

HKmap.live is not the only app to get removed from the App Store. The HKlive.map app was removed from Apple's app store globally but continued to work for users who had previously downloaded it in Hong Kong, Reuters found. The app does not "solicit, promote, or encourage criminal activity", they added . The app is one of many tactics used by Hong Kong residents to stay informed about the location of police patrols and document police activities. (more...)
James Harden throws support for Adam Silver, freedom of speech James Harden throws support for Adam Silver, freedom of speech
- October 10, 2019

The timing was particularly bad as the National Basketball Association is gearing up for exhibition games in China between the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron's Los Angeles Lakers this week. Instead, it issued an apology for offending its Chinese fans , while Morey deleted the tweet entirely. However, NBA commissioner Adam Silver came to Morey's defense on Tuesday, defending his right to free speech. (more...)
OnePlus 7T price leaks just hours before its global launch OnePlus 7T price leaks just hours before its global launch
- October 10, 2019

The OnePlus 7T Pro is expected to be priced higher than its predecessor OnePlus 7 Pro , which was launched in India for a starting price of Rs 48,999 for the base variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage . According to reports, OnePlus McLaren Edition could come with 65W fast charger as well. "We've always been inspired by the McLaren brand spirit as an established company that continues to innovate", said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. (more...)
Made in Africa smartphones launched in Rwanda, here's how much they cost Made in Africa smartphones launched in Rwanda, here's how much they cost
- October 10, 2019

Rwandan president , Paul Kagame , has launched a smartphone manufacturing plant, the first of its kind on the African continent. The Mara Z has facial recognition and fingerprint scanner, whereas the Mara X has only a fingerprint scanner for security. (more...)
Google is reportedly working on a 5G Pixel phone Google is reportedly working on a 5G Pixel phone
- October 10, 2019

It is possible they are looking to release it early next year alongside the Pixel 4a but that would most likely make three smartphones to be released at that time (5G, 4a, 4a XL). The 5G Pixel phone is being test produced in China, although Google would shift mass production to a different market to avoid any tariffs. The Google Pixel 4 will be quite the chameleon, if the information received by United Kingdom store Mobile Fun from one of its insiders is anything to go by. (more...)
Health Insurer Subsidizes Apple Watch, Others May Follow Health Insurer Subsidizes Apple Watch, Others May Follow
- October 09, 2019

Considering Apple is now creating fresh screenshots to unify Alarm and the Sleep applications, it's fair to assume that a release is right around the corner. Wednesday assume only one or two of the latest generations of Apple Watch will support the feature at all. Apple announced a range of new features for Watch users with special focus on health tracking. (more...)
Tile's new object tracker can stick to nearly anything Tile's new object tracker can stick to nearly anything
- October 09, 2019

However, it is worth noting that unlike the batteries on Tile Pro and Mate , the battery is non-replaceable. It's a small, innocuous, water-resistant sticker roughly the size of three stacked quarters that'll let you track the whereabouts of anything . (more...)
Turkish army launches push into Syria, air strikes hit border town Turkish army launches push into Syria, air strikes hit border town
- October 09, 2019

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country had "completed our preparations and action plan" and was ready to launch a "ground and air operation " east of the Euphrates river, with the goal of establishing "peace" by clearing the region of "terrorists". (more...)
Motorola One Macro debuts with macro camera, Helio P70 Motorola One Macro debuts with macro camera, Helio P70
- October 09, 2019

The smartphone is a part of the already existing One smartphone series that includes Moto One Action , Moto One Vision and more. It houses the 8MP selfie camera (f/2.2 lens, 1.12µm pixels) inside a waterdrop notch. The main snapper is assisted by a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.2 aperture. The front camera also offers cinemagraph, slow-motion videos and group selfies. (more...)
Sixers fan booted from National Basketball Association game for supporting Hong Kong Sixers fan booted from National Basketball Association game for supporting Hong Kong
- October 09, 2019

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet on October 4, which was quickly deleted, backing the ongoing protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's growing encroachment. I'm thrilled with what he said . Meanwhile the Global Times , a nationalist paper known for communicating the ruling Communist Party's attitudes to the world, issued a blunt warning to global firms that speaking out on human rights and other sensitive issues would cost them market access. (more...)
A Closer Look at Modern Warfare's Co-op Special Ops Mode A Closer Look at Modern Warfare's Co-op Special Ops Mode
- October 09, 2019

Of course, the upcoming game marks the return a blockbuster single-player campaign, which used to be a hallmark of the series before being dumped in last year's Black Ops 4. All post launch Operations and Missions will be coming to all platforms simultaneously. The Survival mode, which will only be available on the PlayStation 4 until October 1, 2020 , is a "wave-based horde mode" that pits teams of up to four players against "increasingly hard and determined combatants in a variety ... (more...)
John Wick Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ in the Works With Len Wiseman Directing John Wick Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ in the Works With Len Wiseman Directing
- October 09, 2019

The actioner is now said to be on "a fast track" to production, with a script from Shay Hatten , who penned the most recent Wick flick, John Wick : Chapter 3 - Parabellum . This news is actually significant, as John Wick 4 was greenlit a week into John Wick 3's kick-ass time in cinemas. " John Wick 3" hit the ground running with its theatrical release pulling in a staggering $323 million worldwide. (more...)

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