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Nissan calls next GT-R "fastest super sports vehicle in the world"

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That would make everyone to believe that the latest successor of the Nissan Skyline GT-R will be unveiled in a short while. It's been a little while since we had some news about the next-generation GT-R, hasn't it? He admitted that it is a huge challenge for the engineers and promises to work hard on it when the time arrives. Read More »

World of Warcraft's latest gargantuan patch adds cross-realm PVP and communities

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But that's apparently a thing of the past. Now that we are in the lead up to Battle for Azeroth , Blizzard has announced that all content through Legion is available without actually having to purchase the game. But if you're yet to jump into the MMO, it's never been cheaper or bigger than it is now. Blizzard has rolled all the content of existing World of Warcraft expansions into the monthly subscription fee. Read More »

Amazon back up as usual, says sales rise despite Prime Day crashes

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Eastern time, according to Downdetector .com, which monitors web trouble. Additionally, Amazon recorded the most single-day sign-ups in history for its Prime service on June 16th. Prime Day is coming to a close, so take your pick on the available phones that interest you. She noted the problems affected Amazon's conversion rate, or how many people bought an item when they came to the site. Read More »

Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying

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Now, riders can use Uber's app to light up their phone screens with a specific color, giving drivers a clearer sense of which levitating smartphone to look for. Uber is also rolling out guaranteed pickups for scheduled rides. Under the new system, if your driver fails to show up at the scheduled time, Uber will give you $10 that you can put toward your next trip. Read More »

Google fined record $5.1 billion by European Union in Android anti-trust investigation

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Android runs about 80 per cent of the world's smartphones according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. "Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine", Vestager said in a statement. Google prevents hardware makers that want to pre-install Google apps from selling even a single mobile device running on alternative Android versions (or "forks") that were not approved by Google. Read More »

Facebook Hires A Head Of Chip Development From Google

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These are likely to include a follow-up to Facebook's Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset, which is now powered by a Qualcomm chip, as well as Facebook-branded smart speakers with large touch screens which can also be used for video chats, according to the report . Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 revealed ahead of official announcement

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Both smartphones are expected to be launched in India soon after the global event in Spain. Now, ahead of the phone's official launch, Xiaomi has confirmed the successor of its Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone is on its way. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is believed to be fuelled by a massive 5500mAh battery and as far as optics go, it will sport a dual rear camera which is rated at 12MP and 5MP. Read More »

Fortnite Season 5 brings game's link to sports world closer than ever

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In the meantime, Epic has added a cool new viking-themed skin and harvesting tool to Fortnite: Battle Royale , both of which are available to purchase right now. Save the World mode also gets a new gun, in the form of the typewriter assault rifle . Developer Epic has announced that the game's 5.0 content update is slated to drop very soon, arriving on all platforms-PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS-on Tuesday, July 17. Read More »

No Man's Sky multiplayer update gets a trailer, new content detailed

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Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies. Full multiplayer launches July 24 . The developer has also added hundreds of new building parts and increased the base size limits to spice up the feature. Friends can also be brought on board to take on challenging multiplayer objectives via the Galactic Commission Station on your freighter's bridge. Hello Games' No Man's Sky is gearing up for the launch of its biggest update to date next week, arriving ... Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 official press render leaked

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The latest leak from Evan Blass , who leaks phone renders left and right, shows a redesigned Note 9 and S Pen in line with other leaks. Also, if you still had doubts, the Galaxy Note 9 has a fingerprint sensor on the back, so it won't be the first Samsung smartphone to include an in-display fingerprint scanner. Read More »

Samsung Unveils Industry's First 10nm 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM Module

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The last update to the LPDDR specification was introduced four years ago in the form of LPDDR4. Now the South Korean IT giant is once again laying the stepping-stone for the transition to a new LPDDR specification. It also has been configured to avoid overwriting cells with "0" values. Samsung's LPDDR5 DRAM also promises greater power savings thanks to a new "deep sleep mode". Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018

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Superhero emojis of both sexes, and animal emojis such as the kangaroo, peacock and lobster, will also be introduced in Apple's upcoming iOS 12 update later this year. There's also a new emoji for bald people. In addition to the new hair options, Apple's upcoming update brings new new smilies including a frozen face, puppy-dog eyes, a party whistle face and a smiling face with three hearts surrounding it. Read More »

Google Phone app forwards spam calls to voicemail

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While some calls might slip through Google's detection, these can be reported as spam to help improve the system. Presently, the Phone app turns the mobile screen red to notify incoming spam calls. Tap the call you want to report as spam and then select "Block/report spam" from the menu (not everyone has the report as spam option). Caller ID will identify the company or service that is calling a user if they have a Google My Business listing. Read More »

Uber Announces New Tools for Tricky Pickups

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The ride-sharing service has just launched Uber Beacon , which is a device that goes on a driver's windshield and uses colour-pairing technology to help drivers and riders quickly connect at night, particularly at crowded venues. If you set a ride up in the future, Uber now guarantees your ride will arrive at the specified time. Uber is also adding guaranteed pick ups. Uber didn't specify when the new features would be available, but an update is now rolling out in the Play Store. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta dates announced for August

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The next multiplayer beta starting on August 10 will be available for Xbox One and PC Early Access, too, running until August 13. If that's too long of a wait to get into the action, the Multiplayer Beta will be coming out in August. This release will be available to the players from August 10 to August 13. The following weekend the Private Multiplayer Beta will extend to Xbox One . Read More »

Unreal Engine Marketplace Increases Revenue Share to Creators, Makes Retroactive Payments

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This new revenue plan changes that and gives developers a better deal. Epic Games have chose to break the tradition of the digital marketplace by taking less than 30% revenue from its Unreal Marketplace creators. "This is something that many sellers lose sight of, regardless of engine or platform, when working with marketplaces day to day", Michael Allar of Gamemakin LLC said. Read More »

OnePlus Gallery Update Brings OnePlus 6 Video Editing Features to Older Models

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OnePlus has pushed a new update to its Gallery application which now allows the users to edit their videos using many tools which the company has provided. The version of the app has now jumped to v2.6.71, and now it sports slow-mo, background music, video trimming and filters option. Still, it's great that OnePlus is updating older devices especially as old as two years in the case of the OnePlus 3. Read More »

Ford Mustang to drive itself up Goodwood hillclimb

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Built by Siemens in collaboration with Cranfield University , the company has fitted this classic Mustang with autonomous tech which would allow it to take on short sprint up Lord March's driveway. The Mustang was basically chosen as Lee is a big fan of the Mustang, "I just love the way the '65 coupe looks, and the way the V8 roars". The very first example fetched a whopping $300,000 at an auction for a good cause - more than six times the car's starting price in the USA where it costs from ... Read More »

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee gets new details and trailer

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This news comes from Kotaku , who states that the pair only appear for half a second in the trailer which, if you're a Team Rocket fan like us, leaves much to be desired. Battles will only take place with other trainers and gym leaders, and your team of critters level will be based on CP instead of levels that we're used to in other Pokemon RPG's. Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set To Get 'Further Updates'

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Because of this, Nintendo re-released the game with improved graphics and extra content (plus all DLC included) under the name Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. Alongside Mario Kart , Takahashi also confirmed that Splatoon 2 will be getting "more free updates all the way until December". Personally, I'd love to see Samus Aran make her Mario Kart debut in a future update (she wouldn't even need a kart!). Read More »

McLaren to Launch 18 New Hybrid Cars by 2025

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Interestingly, McLaren also announced it is investing in augmented and autonomous driving technology that could one day see its F1 driver, Fernando Alonso, virtually "drive" your auto on track to help you learn the ideal line through a corner. Read More »

Aston Martin's stuffed a 430-hp V8 into a Cygnet city vehicle

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The Aston Martin Cygnet seems light years away from the company that just unveiled the DBS Superleggera , but it's back at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed . The brake calipers are painted yellow to contrast with the green paintwork, naturally. Aston has dubbed it "The Ultimate City Car" and it will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed . Read More »

Apple's new MacBook Pros have a fix for their failing keyboard problems

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Apple announced a bunch of updated MacBook Pros with some additional GPU horsepower if needed, with the announcement of a team up with Blackmagic on a new external GPU. The diligent tech teardown specialists over at iFixit have taken apart the new keyboard and found a change - a thin, silicone membrane surrounding each of the keys. Read More »

Oppo Find X priced at P49,990

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Oppo announced the Philippine retail price for its striking new flagship, the Find X: P49,990. We can expect a similar price point for the smartphone in India, and a release date towards the end of July seems probable, if not in August itself. Read More »

Moto e5 play Android Go edition announced, will be priced at €109

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Today, however, the company announced the so-called Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition worldwide, which is an even further downgrade, over the original Moto E5 Play . Android Go: What is it and which phones run it? Assuming the rest of the specifications are the same as the United States model of the Moto E5 Play , it could have a 2800mAh battery, water-repellent coating, Snapdragon 425/ 427 SoC. Read More »

Vivo Nex S price leaked ahead of India launch on July 19

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The Vivo NEX with a fully bezel-less display and a pop-up selfie camera is considerably underpriced than its competitor the OPPO Find X which was launched yesterday for Rs. The Vivo NEX includes an all-screen display , offering 91.24 per cent screen-to-body ratio, an in-screen fingerprint reader, an industry-leading Snapdragon 845 and a selfie camera that pops up. Read More »

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights

It was built as part of research at the British university that looked into how virtual therapy could help overcome acrophobia - the fear of heights . Freeman about the benefits of the program, adding that "some people really do not want to see a therapist". Virtual reality actually treats. The authors identified some limitations, such as the lack of a direct comparison between now utilized psychological treatments for phobias (counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy) and ... Read More »

Apple refreshes its Macbook Pro laptops with 8th gen Intel CPUs

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Anyone hoping for an update to the cheaper Macbook Pro models which don't have this divisive feature have not been updated. A max spec version for each would bring a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage for $3,699. macOS Mojave Coming this Fall This fall, MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. Read More »

Mario Kart Arcade VR Experience to Launch in the UK This Summer

HTC Vive have announced that the official European launch of the Mario Kart VR Experience will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in London on Thursday 2nd August, 2018. It all comes down to the Vive Trackers that enable you to grab things in the game. You're given a steering wheel, pedals and a seat that has haptic feedback to give you the rumble of the engine, the impact of being hit by a Red or Green Shell and the feeling of being passed by giants like Bowser and Wario. Read More »

Google 'graduates' drone, internet balloon businesses from its X research lab

Wing tested the aircraft in Australia previous year, delivering burritos and medicine to customers who ordered the items on a Wing mobile app. Wing aims to create the next generation of delivery drones that can travel nearly anywhere. Another pair of Google's "moonshots" is graduating from the experimental stage into full-fledged companies. Alphabet used Loon to restore basic internet access for 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after last year's hurricane. Read More »

Mobile phone-detecting road signs launched on United Kingdom highways

Margaret Dewsbury Chairman of Communities Committee said "Using a mobile phone whilst driving is an enormous distraction and apart from being illegal puts the lives of the driver, passengers and pedestrians at risk". Norfolk county council is installing Westcotec's roadside detector on one of the bits of the A140 it oversees, and claims it can pick up the radio signals emitted when someone's connected to a call; using this to illuminate a warning-not-to sign farther down the road. Read More »

Create on the go: Photoshop coming to iPad

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Bloomberg received some confirmation from Adobe's Scott Belsky, who said that the company was working on a "new cross-platform iteration of Photoshop". This news that Photoshop will be coming to iOS seems to suggest it was a successful test, after all - even if it's still in beta. Adobe already makes photo-editing software for the iPad , but Photoshop Express , Photoshop Fix, Photoshop Mix , and Lightroom Mobile are stripped-down apps that are designed specifically for mobile devices. Read More »

Sprint jacks up the price for two new unlimited data plans

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This still nets you unlimited data , talk, and text, but mobile hotspot usage is capped at 500MB of LTE per month. This plan also includes subscriptions to Hulu and TIDAL at no additional cost. This is similar to its rivals' unlimited plans. You'll get 10GB of LTE data when you travel to Canada and Mexico, plus 15GB of LTE hotspot data . However, if customers bring in their own phone or buy a phone outright from Sprint, they can take a $20 per month discount. Read More »