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Fortnite update adds heavy sniper rifle, Soaring 50s mode Fortnite update adds heavy sniper rifle, Soaring 50s mode
- August 16, 2018

Epic has made another update to Fortnite , this time introducing the long-awaited Heavy Sniper Rifle . The new Battle Royale mode is called Soaring 50's, and it's basically 50V50 mode, but with a focus on increased mobility. Gliders can be re-deployed when falling from large heights. The Heavy Sniper Rifle is, in short, one of the most powerful weapons in the game. Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode. (more...)
Salah reported for using mobile Salah reported for using mobile
- August 16, 2018

Liverpool also confirmed that the matter would be dealt with internally and that neither club nor player would be commenting on the matter. A video posted on Twitter and it clearly shows Salah was sitting in traffic and surrounded by a number of people. (more...)
Nvidia RTX 2080 Turing GPU Teased For Next Week Nvidia RTX 2080 Turing GPU Teased For Next Week
- August 16, 2018

Rumored to be the foundation of Nvidia's next family of GeForce cards for gamers, the company instead showcased its new eighth-generation design in Quadro RTX-branded cards for professionals: the Quadro RTX 8000, the RTX 6000 and the RTX 5000. (more...)
Tencent profit drop blamed on wait for new games approval Tencent profit drop blamed on wait for new games approval
- August 16, 2018

Tencent's weaker-than-expected results came a day after investors wiped around $15 billion off its market value on news that Chinese regulators had blocked it from charging for of one of its blockbuster titles, " Monster Hunter: World ". China's National Radio & Television Administration and the Ministry of Culture & Tourism couldn't be reached. Critically for Tencent, in addition to Monster Hunter World being removed from sale, the company still hasn't received approval to introduce the ... (more...)
Sales of Galaxy Note 9 expected to beat predecessor: Koh Sales of Galaxy Note 9 expected to beat predecessor: Koh
- August 15, 2018

Yes, smartphone batteries do explode and catch fire, but Samsung has long fixed the design errors it made when rushing the Note 7 to market two years ago. This year, Samsung is repeating the same strategy. The premium Galaxy technologies come standard with Note9: fast wireless charging , IP68 water and dust resistance4 and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay. (more...)
New Honda Civic facelift revealed; India launch in early 2019 New Honda Civic facelift revealed; India launch in early 2019
- August 14, 2018

For the United States, the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units. That's a shame for buyers looking for some even more affordable performance, but those more interested in looks and tech will likely be satisfied. Sport trims also get an updated 7-inch Display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. (more...)
Fortnite Android beta invites: all supported phones and devices Fortnite Android beta invites: all supported phones and devices
- August 14, 2018

As Fortnite is still in beta on Android, Epic Games isn't prepared for the large number of Android players that would jump into the game if it was available for everyone. Epic reports it should only take a few days for you to get your official invite to the Fortnite beta. What type of Android device you're using will determine where and how you install the game. (more...)
Google tracks you even if you turn off 'location history' Google tracks you even if you turn off 'location history'
- August 14, 2018

While turning off your Location History in Maps will prevent Google from mapping your route from place to place, it can still pinpoint you with location markers when you use other location-dependent apps and services. This isn't a barefaced lie; your location data isn't stored in Location History. Getting rid of those location markers, AP reported, is "a painstaking process". (more...)
9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know 9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know
- August 13, 2018

The very detailed documents acquired by WCCFTech reveal some significant core upgrades, at least to the i9 and i7 lines. The Core i7-9700K, on the other hand, would be the first mainstream 8 core processor. Less exciting would be a range of mid-tier Core i5-9600K processor with six cores, six threads, a 3.7GHz base clock and a 4.3GHz boost with all cores (4.6GHz with one). (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online Launch Window Revealed Nintendo Switch Online Launch Window Revealed
- August 13, 2018

Once Nintendo Switch Online releases, you'll need a subscription to play your Switch games online. Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that grants members access to online multiplayer and a growing selection of NES games, essentially making it Nintendo's version of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: how does it compare to its rivals? Samsung Galaxy Note 9: how does it compare to its rivals?
- August 11, 2018

It'll ship with Samsung's in-house 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU (or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 in the US), paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on whether you pick up the 128GB or 512GB model. A substantial amount of buzz has been generated regarding the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 . The flagship smartphone has also retained the iconic 3.5-mm headphone jack. (more...)
Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play
- August 11, 2018

Internet security experts usually urge mobile phone users to only download apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's App Store. Google has made it easier for Fortnite fans to not fall for fake listings by noting that the game isn't available on Google Play Store yet. (more...)
DOOM Eternal Reveals New Gameplay DOOM Eternal Reveals New Gameplay
- August 11, 2018

To celebrate the new reveal at QuakeCon , Bethesda released a new press kit with new screenshots, details, and artwork of id Software's upcoming first-person shooter DOOM Eternal . You can even team up and form a slayer hunting party. Doom tethered the demonic alien hordes to the Martian hellscape and kept them well away from our home planet, but that all changes with Doom Eternal . (more...)
Samsung to invest billions in artificial intelligence and 5G Samsung to invest billions in artificial intelligence and 5G
- August 10, 2018

Samsung said it wanted to build "an innovation ecosystem" for the coming years. Samsung will boost its investment into tech businesses by $160bn (£123.6bn) over the next three years, in an effort to prop up South Korea's place in industry while advancing its profit. (more...)
All Bot Team OpenAI Decimates Former Pros in Dota 2 Tournament All Bot Team OpenAI Decimates Former Pros in Dota 2 Tournament
- August 10, 2018

OpenAI Five hammered its human opponents in the first two rounds, but for the last game the audience picked a team of five heroes while the AI's were pre-selected. The team of former professional players and commentators was said to have ranked in the 99.95th percentile in the world. OpenAI admitted however, that 1v1 matches have many less variables involved, making it easier for an AI to learn and master. (more...)
Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline
- August 09, 2018

But what about the various projects? We've known for quite some time that Blizzard has been hiring for a mysterious Diablo-related project. It's safe to guess that one of those is the next big Diablo game - that's likely the one that's going to take longer than others - and we're pretty sure that another is a port of Diablo 3 to Switch. (more...)
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 Gameplay Video Shows Rough and Raw Outlaw Life RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 Gameplay Video Shows Rough and Raw Outlaw Life
- August 09, 2018

It's level of hype surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2 is kind of awesome, considering just how little we've actually seen of the game. What do you think about the newest preview for Red Dead Redemption 2? This one should explain itself, but as long as you're near a device connected to the internet that can play video, you'll be able to watch the gameplay reveal. (more...)
Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro arrives on shelves in August Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro arrives on shelves in August
- August 09, 2018

While the 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 does come with the system, it can also be purchased as a standalone item for $64.99. Joining the ever-expanding collection of special edition PS4 consoles from Sony is the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition . (more...)
Do you use Amazon Alexa to buy stuff? Report suggests 'no' Do you use Amazon Alexa to buy stuff? Report suggests 'no'
- August 09, 2018

But it doesn't appear to be working, according to a report in the Information on Monday. Interestingly, the prompt will trigger only when users ask Alexa a factual question it didn't have an answer to previously. In fact, so far this year, only about 2% of consumers made a purchase with their voice commands. So what could be holding Amazon's potentially-lucrative Alexa sales back? As if the Amazon and Whole Foods marriage could get even cozier, the shopping behemoth just added a ... (more...)
Mobile’s latest unlimited plan cuts out the extras Mobile’s latest unlimited plan cuts out the extras
- August 09, 2018

It's offering a new "unlimited" data plan, T-Mobile Essential , for $60/month. T-Mobile says it reserves the right to throttle your connection in times of overall network congestion, and that " Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers" at such times. (more...)

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