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Hand of Fate 2 Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch; First Trailer Released

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Players take on the role of a Tenno, a race of ancient warriors, and have a chance to master the Warframe armor. This much was confirmed during TennoCon , Digital Extremes' third annual Warframe convention, with the Canadian developer and publisher unveiling that Panic Button will be bringing the title to Nintendo Switch . Read More »

IOS 11.4.1 brings USB Restricted Mode but it has a bug

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This is the fifteenth update since iOS 11 released last September. It's only really a bug fix release and doesn't look to introduce any new functionality that should immediately break the performance of the device. Using USB accessories to defeat the data port lock also works in Apple's iOS 12 beta, Afonin said. Unlock iPhone to allow USB accessories to connect when it has been more than an hour since your iPhone was unlocked. Read More »

Turns Out IHOP Didn’t Change Its Name To ‘IHOb’ After All

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IHOb should really stand for "International House of betrayal", because less than a month since the big reveal , the former burger house is reverting back to its pancake roots. The American chain announced this betrayal via Twitter, and while most people were extremely relieved to learn it was a temporary switch, many were still angry. Read More »

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi's shares open 2.9% down in Hong Kong debut

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If the shares perform poorly in the coming days and weeks, they could hurt the prospects of other tech companies who are preparing their own multibillion-dollar listings in the city. "We are an internet firm". Xiaomi also made its debut amid an escalating trade war between the United States and China, which has sent the Hong Kong stock market, Hang Seng, to a nine-month low. Read More »

Samsung opens world's largest smartphone factory in India to boost production

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Samsung Electronics , the South Korean maker of Galaxy smartphones, said it is opening the world's largest mobile phone manufacturing facility on the outskirts of the Indian capital, as smartphone demand in the country surges. The total mobile phone market in India for 2017 was around 288 million, according to IDC data with 164 million shipments of feature phones in total. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will also grace the event alongside the Prime Minister. Read More »

Bethesda: service-based games like Fallout 76 don’t mark the future

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But if you're hoping to use mods to let bears play lutes, or turn dragons into Thomas the Tank Engine on your Switch anytime soon, Bethesda chief Todd Howard has some bad news for you. "But we still think there's a way to go there". Do you still find yourself hopping back into the world of Skyrim from time to time or has the title been played out for you? Bethesda thus is still not paying any attention to mod support for Skyrim which is a sad piece of news for avid gamers. Read More »

Pokemon GO Increases Pokemon Storage Limit

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First, series mascot Pikachu and its pre-evolved form, Pichu, will appear much more frequently from July 6-31, and players will even have a chance to catch a special version of the Electric mouse for a limited time. On its first anniversary, Pikachu donned Ash Ketchum's signature cap, after a party hat for Pokemon Day in February past year and was followed by a Santa hat during the United States holiday season. Read More »

Suzuki Jimny: Still ploughing a Jimny furrow

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For the design language, Suzuki has gone back to the boxy look from the first and second generation Jimny, instead of the curvier third generation iteration. The Jimny Sierra, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.5-litre (1460cc), 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine developing 102PS of maximum power and 130Nm of peak torque paired to a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed AT. Read More »

Google’s Duplex AI could kill the call center

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Google is reportedly shopping its Duplex AI system around as a tool for call centers, according to The Information , including a large insurance company. A report from previous year, again from The Information , claims that Amazon is planning to import the same natural language processing that powers Alexa into call centres. Read More »

Faster software updates are coming to the OnePlus 5 and 5T

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Interestingly, OnePlus has refused to provide Project Treble support on its older smartphones. It even confirmed that the OnePlus 5 and 5T would not receive this feature. Users who have registered for the same on their phones should find the new Open beta 13 and 11 in the settings of their respective devices. What is that new user interface they are talking about? The former is getting OxygenOS Open Beta 13 , while the latter is being upgraded to OxygenOS Open Beta 11 . Read More »

We Happy Few Finally Approved for Release in Australia

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In the game, players take the drug "Joy" to blend in with the rest of society, and escape its horrors. "In this context, our game's overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley's Brave New World , or Terry Gilliam's Brazil ". Read More »

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today

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This update was previously tested with Xbox Insiders last month and comes with FastStart on select games, the Groups feature in Games and Apps, and more. They are also tied to one's Xbox Live account, so they can be used across multiple consoles. More Search OptionsPlayers can now press the Y button while in the dashboard to bring up the search box. Read More »

Fortnite Playground LTM ends July 12, minor changes coming in next update

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When Is the Fortnite Playground v2 Release Date? The Fortnite Playground limited time mode finally got underway for real this week and has managed to run along pretty well since. "Thank you and let us know what else you'd love to see in a future version!" "We all landed tilted, and by the time we were done, it was unrecognisable", one fan posted on Reddit . Read More »

'Coffee Lake' chips could give 2018 MacBook Pro a jolt

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Whether this benchmark indicates the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro will have a substantially better processor is not known. This chassis was fitted with Intel's Core i7-8750H and 32GB of RAM . It also features Intel's fastest integrated graphics chip in history, the Intel Iris Plus 650. The purported Geekbench scores for the "MacBookPro15,2" are 16607 in the multi core test and 4448 in the single-core one. Read More »

Intel Halts 5G Modem Development After Losing Orders for 2020 iPhones

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The executives believe Apple's decision not to use Intel chips was the result of "many factors", including its interest in even faster connectivity options. If Apple were to make its own chip, it wouldn't need to buy chips from Qualcomm , as it now does for the majority of iPhones, but may still need to pay licensing fees depending on the result of the legal battle. Read More »

One of the 2018 iPhones will reportedly have 5 color options

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This new report is also claiming that Apple will release the upgraded 5.8-inch iPhone and larger 6.5-inch iPhone in three colors: space grey, silver, and gold. Nonetheless, for more on the possible colors for Apple's 2018 iPhones , follow on over to 9to5Mac. All of the devices will feature a near-bezel-less design, but the LCD model could skip out on the dual-camera setup on the back, similar to what's happened with the past two generations of iPhones. Read More »

Galaxy S10’s triple-camera setup could include a ‘super wide angle’ lens

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South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics estimated on Friday earnings grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in the second quarter, as analysts said weak smartphone sales likely offset record high chip earnings. Rumours of the existence of a foldable Samsung Galaxy phone have been doing the rounds for a while now but it was unsure where it would fit in the whole Samsung line. Read More »

EU Parliament fails to pass criticised copyright amendments

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The reforms were pushed by European film and TV guilds, as well as artists such as Paul McCartney and publishers. The vote basically means that MEPs will have another chance to debate and amend Article 13 of the proposed EU Copyright Directive , which would force platforms such as Reddit and Facebook to examine and then censor user content, in case it breaches copyright. Read More »

Android apps secretly record smartphone screens

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While the study concluded that there was no proof that users' conversations were recorded, over 9,000 apps had the potential to do so thanks to access granted to the camera and microphone. Apps often display sensitive information, so this exposes users to stealthy, undisclosed monitoring by third parties. However, AppSee claims that GoPuff should have informed its end-users way beforehand that its data was recorded and sent to us for analytical and performance optimisation purposes. Read More »

New Honor 10 GT boasts 8 GB RAM

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The Honor 10 GT has an expected release date of July 24, 2018 in China. Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched Honor 10 GT as its first 8GB RAM smartphone in company's hometown China. The Honor 10 should also see the update arrive in August. The price of the Honor 10 GT has not yet announced, but its anticipated sale is likely to begin from July 24 on JD.com as well as Honor's online store. Read More »

Fallout 76 - Bethesda Would Love Crossplay, But Sony Isn’t Helpful

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Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game , and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76 . However, Sony has been a subject of major criticism regarding its handling of cross-play for Fortnite , as the company will not allow its players to play with Xbox One or Nintendo Switch players, while Microsoft and Nintendo have chose to allow cross-play for the popular battle royale title on their two ... Read More »

Microsoft's rumored budget Surface appears to have passed through the FCC

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It reveals a low-powered charger, which would be for a smaller Surface device, and that's about it. Basically, Microsoft wants to offer a device similar to the Surface Pro , but with a smaller display of almost 10 inches. That's where the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad is trying to fight off sub-$400 Chrome OS laptops and tablets, but a new Surface "line" is also expected to enter the arena soon with 10-inch screens, USB-C connectivity and a maximum of around nine hours of battery life ... Read More »

Glitch in Samsung Messages App Sends Photos to Random Contacts

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One user on Reddit said his girlfriend received a message with his phone's entire photo library, but the phone itself showed no such message being sent. There was a record of the message in that person's phone carrier logs, but not within the app . The current theory seems to be that the bug is being caused by a recent RCS ( Rich Communication Services ) profile update that certain carriers - including T-Mobile - rolled out. Read More »

Dodge Challenger Pricing Announced, SRT Hellcat Redeye Costs $69,650

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That slightly demonic SRT Hellcat Redeye will start at $69,650 with a $1,700 gas guzzler tax. The most terrifying statistic about the vehicle might just be the fuel consumption. The SXT RWD starts at $27,295 with the SXT AWD starting at $30,295. The auto can also be equipped with all-wheel drive for an additional $3,000. The package also adds cloth Houndstooth seats, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (on automatic models) and 20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels. Read More »

Microsoft Store Lists August Release Date for Shenmue I & II

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This will be the first time both games will be available on modern platforms as the remastered bundle has been confirmed to arrive in 2018 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms. In case you weren't aware of, Shenmue I & II will re-release as a collection and will come complete with the original feature set that defined modern gaming, including enthralling jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements in addition to memorable mini-games. Read More »

Facebook to discontinue Hello, Moves and tbh apps

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Fans of 3 of Facebook's underused applications - Hello, Moves , and tbh - will be saddened to know the apps are getting shut down. In a statement, Facebook acknowledged that existing users of all three apps would be disappointed . Read More »

Airbag for your smartphone, yes here it is!

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It then releases springs to make the phone bounces on the surface, damping the impact. 25-year-old Philip Frenzel , from Aalen University in Germany, has come up with this path-breaking technology. From there, all you need to do is fold each spring back into the case, and it's ready to protect your phone from its next tumble. Notably, the "mobile airbag" or AD case is now not available for purchase yet. Read More »

Camera-maker Light to launch a smartphone with 9 massive lenses!

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According to a report in The Washington Post , Light showed them concept and working prototypes of smartphones with five to nine lens systems on the back. There are less camera units on the phone equivalent but plenty of other tech inside. It wasn't made clear if Light is developing this phone on its own, or working with existing smartphone makers. Read More »

WhatsApp Enables Admin-Only Group Chat Setting, Here’s How It Works

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It is not only controlled by group admins but any member can do it. WhatsApp has continuously been making some or the other update to make the service more effective and enjoyable. Before this feature, it was necessary to remove the person from the group and adding them again, in order to revoke its group admin features. WhatsApp quite rightly points out that this new change is aimed at group chats which often receive important announcements. Read More »

Android P Developer Preview 4 released behind schedule

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There are also changes to Android's privacy restrictions. Among the key updates this time out are finalized APIs so developers can start testing and building apps for the new version of the software. But it can teach you how your apps will behave under Android P . Google says this beta offers "everything you need to test your apps or extend them with Android P features like multi-camera support, display cutout, enhanced notifications , ImageDecoder, TextClassifier, and many others". Read More »

Comcast Xfinity Mobile will throttle your hotspot speeds and lower video resolution

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While Comcast doesn't control the Verizon network and thus can't impose speed limits directly, Comcast told Ars that Verizon offers resellers an option to limit video resolution. "People would have to pay extra to watch HD videos", adds welicious. Comcast hasn't mentioned any plans to make 1080p or any resolution higher than 720p available over cellular, and there's no word from Comcast yet on what enabling 720p video will cost. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 render reveals slim bezels

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This device also might have a port so you can use it as a secondary monitor for your laptop or PC. In the official invite for 2018's second iteration of Galaxy Unpacked event, a clip provides us with a glimpse at the S Pen stylus of the upcoming flagship Note series smartphone . Read More »