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Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM
- September 28, 2020

Drivers who own a hybrid vehicle will get an extra 50 cents per ride. Green trips also earn riders more points - three times the points for every dollar compared to only two times for an UberX trip - on Uber Rewards, the company's loyalty program. (more...)
New Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity trailer focuses on Four Champions New Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity trailer focuses on Four Champions
- September 28, 2020

The demo showed Link swiftly rotating through abilities, firing arrows rapidly, and just demolishing enemies at a frantic pace, something that didn't happen in Breath of the Wild . " Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a must-play for fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ", said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, previously. (more...)
Microsoft is Investigating Windows XP Source Code Leak Microsoft is Investigating Windows XP Source Code Leak
- September 28, 2020

Source code of several older Windows versions, including Windows XP , Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000, have been leaked online by a hacker on the 4Chan platform in the form of a torrent file. BleepingComputer will not be sharing links to the leaks. Microsoft has yet to comment on the leak, and it remains to be seen if the few remaining Windows XP users could be at risk. (more...)
Google Maps' new feature will show COVID19 outbreaks in your area Google Maps' new feature will show COVID19 outbreaks in your area
- September 28, 2020

Google Maps will quickly demonstrate how common the pandemic is in geographic areas with a brand-new color-coded upgrade. Google, LLC has been working to provide the world COVID-19 updates and news through the search function that prioritizes the coronavirus's statistics and update in the user's respective area. (more...)
Microsoft Flight Simulator gives Japan an upgrade in first free content update Microsoft Flight Simulator gives Japan an upgrade in first free content update
- September 27, 2020

This may seem like a odd choice, because Japan has not traditionally been very enamored with Xbox. The first free upgrade for " Microsoft Flight Simulator " is set for a September 29 release and will focus on a specific country. The upcoming Japan update will rebuild six entire cities in Japan through high quality 3D photogrammetry. There will also be new landing challenges around Japanese airports . (more...)
Google's new Chromecast demonstrated a week early Google's new Chromecast demonstrated a week early
- September 27, 2020

The dongle is USB-C powered and comes with a USBC-C to USB-A cable and power adaptor, and has no ethernet port. At its core it's an Android TV streaming device (now rebranded to Google TV), which you can control with an included remote, but it also supports Chromecast streaming from compatible apps. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A72 with five rear cameras tipped for 2021 launch Samsung Galaxy A72 with five rear cameras tipped for 2021 launch
- September 27, 2020

As for the Samsung Galaxy A72 , reports say its quintuple-camera module will include a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide option, an 8-megapixel secondary camera with a telephoto lens for 3x optical zoom, and a pair of 5-megapixel cameras for macro and bokeh. (more...)
'Metal Gear Solid' and other Konami classics come to GOG.com 'Metal Gear Solid' and other Konami classics come to GOG.com
- September 27, 2020

YouTube channel RedGamingTech claims to have heard from a source with a "100% track record" that Metal Gear Solid is definitely bound for the next-gen, and it's definitely more than a simple port or remaster. It's an...ok game, but asking modern fans to pay $5.99 for the pleasure of experiencing it feels like a big ask. Gematsu had also spotted a PC rating for Metal Gear games in Taiwan. (more...)
'Nier' remaster heads to the West on April 23rd, 2021 'Nier' remaster heads to the West on April 23rd, 2021
- September 27, 2020

A remaster of the original Nier video game will be released in the West on April 23rd, 2021. Japan will receive a White Snow collector's edition, including a display box, "unusually heavy" Grimoire pins, full voiceover scripts and more. (more...)
'Among Us' developers cancel sequel plans, focus on their new/old smash hit 'Among Us' developers cancel sequel plans, focus on their new/old smash hit
- September 27, 2020

The developers chose to continue giving support to Among Us due to the increase in players and a sudden rise in popularity. The firm is working to bring servers to the title, as well as support for colour blind users. At the time, the devs explained that they needed to make a sequel because the first game "really was not created to be this big" and that it would be very hard to add new things into the game "without breaking existing things". (more...)
USA slaps trade restrictions on China's top chipmaker USA slaps trade restrictions on China's top chipmaker
- September 27, 2020

It also said that it is continuing to engage with the US Department of Commerce. The Pentagon earlier this month said the Trump administration was considering adding SMIC to the Entity List , a trade blacklist that would block USA technology sales unless companies receive a license. (more...)
Salvation Army Salvation Army "Rescue Christmas" Campaign
- September 27, 2020

The Empire State Division, which serves 48 counties in upstate NY and one city in Pennsylvania, served 4.3 million meals in 2019, this year the division has served 5.4 million meals in the six months since COVID-19 hit. √ Donate physical gifts in bulk. The army has also had to cancel or alter normal fundraising events, like the Angel Tree Program. "We traditionally help anywhere from about 300-350 from Rome and the surrounding areas and we're forecasting.up to 700 families this year". (more...)
Instagram patches security bug that would let hackers take over your smartphone Instagram patches security bug that would let hackers take over your smartphone
- September 26, 2020

If these are the kind of bugs or vulnerabilities that an app, such as Instagram has, the main question that arises here is whether the social media application is still safe to use? What are the apps on your phone permitted to do? It's not clear whether any hackers used the vulnerability to access people's phones. (more...)
Come forth and stare at the new BMW M3 and M4 Come forth and stare at the new BMW M3 and M4
- September 26, 2020

These cars will both do the dash in 3.9 seconds. The base model, paired exclusively with a manual transmission, will produce 353kW, while the Competition model - paired as standard with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission - will be good for 375kW. (more...)
IPhone 12 mini to join lineup, according to new leaks IPhone 12 mini to join lineup, according to new leaks
- September 26, 2020

Amid anticipations for the launch of four new iPhones , Apple is also gearing up to launch a small-screen iPhone 12 - which would be smaller than last year's smallest iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro, with a 5.4-inch display - next month. The device's existence was first mentioned earlier this week, on Monday, September 21 , when well-known leaker L0vetodream posted a tweet containing the iPhone 12 lineup's new names. (more...)
Facebook gets reprieve from Apple on live events cut Facebook gets reprieve from Apple on live events cut
- September 26, 2020

Google will issue revised Play Store guidelines for Android app developers as soon as next week, the publication claims, requiring most apps to use Google's billing service for in-app content downloads, game upgrades, and subscriptions. (more...)
5 new products Samsung expected to launch on August 5 5 new products Samsung expected to launch on August 5
- September 26, 2020

Expect the products to be used by your hands, worn on your wrist, or sit in your ears, he said. These devices deliver on our vision to be the innovator of new mobile experiences that flow seamlessly and continuously wherever we go. The original 80 Galaxy Fold was targeted at early adopters. In the end, reviews for the foldable phone were fairly mediocre. Traditionally staged in a Western city, the next Unpacked showcase will be the first one hosted virtually and broadcast live from South ... (more...)
Vodafone logs arbitration victory against India in $2.7B tax case Vodafone logs arbitration victory against India in $2.7B tax case
- September 26, 2020

It also directed India to pay £4.3 million ($5.47 million) to the company as compensation for its legal costs, one of the sources added. Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa, operating in 16 telecom circles across the country including the lucrative Mumbai metro circle (in local partnership with Essar) sold their stake to European telephony heavyweight Vodafone plc. (more...)
Sony confirms no free PS5 upgrade for Spider-Man PS4 owners Sony confirms no free PS5 upgrade for Spider-Man PS4 owners
- September 26, 2020

With me so far? In the statement to Kotaku Sony highlight that those who purchase Spider-Man Miles Morales will need to use the paid-upgrade to download Spider-Man Remastered on Sony's next generation system. If you were under the impression that you could pick up Marvel's Spider-Man on the PS5 via your PS4 save files, you're in for a rude awakening. Sony notes that the PS4 version of Spider-Man will run on PS5. (more...)
'Left 4 Dead 2 'Left 4 Dead 2
- September 26, 2020

Bringing more than 1000 changes to the game, the "Last Stand" guarantees players a chunk of new stuff. It has been many years since the infection first hit. Steam users now have the opportunity to play Left 4 Dead 2 for free. In this update, players can experience a two-level campaign that will lead to the iconic lighthouse from the first game, but instead of inevitably dying, the new campaign leads to an actual escape by the end, so it's the ideal campaign for fans who have been ... (more...)

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