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HTC reveals Vive Pro Eye VR headset with built-in eye tracking HTC reveals Vive Pro Eye VR headset with built-in eye tracking
- January 08, 2019

HTC says it's "an evolution in the enterprise VR space" which tells you who it's aimed at. Foveated rendering uses eye tracking to increase the quality of the image where you're looking. "We found that over 85 percent of VR intenders believe that ease of use and set up is the most important factor to consider while purchasing a headset", said Daniel O'Brien, general manager of HTC Vive in the Americas. (more...)
GitHub makes private repositories available for free GitHub makes private repositories available for free
- January 08, 2019

First and foremost: private repositories are now available for free to all users. GitHub has always had a free tier, but in the past, that free tier was limited to public repositories. Those products include GitHub Enterprise Cloud, which gives businesses a private GitHub portal for their own use, and GitHub Enterprise Server, which lets customers run GitHub's software in their own servers for maximum control over their data. (more...)
Acer and HP announce first AMD-powered Chromebooks Acer and HP announce first AMD-powered Chromebooks
- January 08, 2019

This is the third commercially available Chrome OS-powered tablet, after Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and Google Pixel Slate . The Asus CT100 Chromebook tablet is expected to be priced around the US$200 mark although pricing and availability is yet to be formally announced. (more...)
Alien: Blackout is an upcoming exclusive survival horror
- January 07, 2019

Alien: Blackout may not be the game any of us wanted, but at least there will be a continuation of Amanda Ripley's story. After the excellent Alien: Isolation , we got rather excited for a potential sequel in the shape of the rumoured Alien: Blackout , but it seems that game won't be coming to console. (more...)
Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices-10x Amazon Alexa’s install base Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices-10x Amazon Alexa’s install base
- January 07, 2019

In an interview with The Verge , Limp also revealed that Amazon is sold out of Echo Dots through January even though it has been pushing them out "as quickly as we possibly could". The company did not distinguish further how many of these items were Amazon-built Echo devices and how many were designed by third-party OEMs. So between that and "Hey Google" once again being plastered all around Las Vegas, you'd be forgiven for wondering if this is the year Google can declare victory over ... (more...)
Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 for $349; Coming January 15 Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 for $349; Coming January 15
- January 07, 2019

It was during the last summer when Nvidia officially unveiled the new GeForce RTX series graphics cards for Desktop PCs. Nvidia has always been talking up its ray tracing technology for gaming , but if you wanted to get in on the fun, you had to shell out at least $499 for an RTX 1070 (or up to a whopping $999 or more for a 2080 Ti). (more...)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Characters Codenames Leaked Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Characters Codenames Leaked
- January 07, 2019

This is because "the "Hero" class in Dragon Quest is referred to as 勇者 (Yusha) in Japan, which directly translates to "Brave". Jack was confirmed to be Joker from Persona 5 while Piranha Plant was a pre-order DLC. "This may imply that "Brave" is earlier in development than the other two DLC characters". The former is out in 2019 while the latter is delayed due to developer Arc System Works developing Granblue Fantasy Versus - a fighting game set in the popular mobile RPG universe. (more...)
Bowsette is dead in the water as Nintendo confirms she isn't canon Bowsette is dead in the water as Nintendo confirms she isn't canon
- January 07, 2019

With the release of New Super Mario Bros . Essentially, Bowsette is an alternative version of Princess Peach who has been merged with Bowser, dreamt up thanks to the inclusion of the transforming Super Crown item in Mario's next adventure on Switch. (more...)
Bethesda's lawsuit against Westworld mobile game resolved Bethesda's lawsuit against Westworld mobile game resolved
- January 06, 2019

It explained that Westworld had similar "game design, art style, animations, features, and other gameplay elements" present in Fallout Shelter , which Bethesda owns. Entertainment, which is the publisher of the title. According to Polygon , though, a notice filed in federal court on December 12th said issue has been resolved and that both sides agreed to pay for their attorney's fees. (more...)
Samsung unveils ultimate gaming and business PC monitors Samsung unveils ultimate gaming and business PC monitors
- January 06, 2019

It can also support up to one billion colours and its 3-sided bezel-less screen is attached to a slender yet sturdy V-slim metal stand with a two-prong base that encases cables, reducing the footprint on your desk. A demo of Samsung's Space Monitor . Combine that with some insane thin bezels (everywhere except on the bottom) and a neat cable management system (through the monitor's arm), and you get a really interesting option for anyone that's lacking for space or simply building a ... (more...)
Dance on these towers in Fortnite for some easy battle stars Dance on these towers in Fortnite for some easy battle stars
- January 06, 2019

I've also got a few tips for how to get through the rest of the challenges quickly. Eliminate an opponent from closer than five meters way: You'll have to defeat three opponents within close range to earn this challenge. The final stage of the challenge can be completed at Frosty Flights, one of the new locations found on the snow biome in the southwestern corner of the map. (more...)
LG 2019 TVs to include Alexa, extra smarts and 8K LG 2019 TVs to include Alexa, extra smarts and 8K
- January 06, 2019

This adds support for content running at 120 frames per second for "better rendering of fast-action content such as sports and action movies". As for what it's like, we'll let you know when we find out, but for now, expect a proper announcement sometime next week, alongside all the other TVs LG plans on releasing. (more...)
UN Security Council meets on DR Congo vote UN Security Council meets on DR Congo vote
- January 05, 2019

Trump's letter says more military personnel will deploy as needed to Gabon, Congo or neighboring Republic of Congo. The elections will determine who succeeds President Joseph Kabila , who has been at the helm of sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country for almost 18 years. (more...)
New Marvel Game in Development by Ex-Hearthstone Devs
- January 05, 2019

Second Dinner says this is enough to fully fund its first project, meaning it only has to worry about creating a quality Marvel game. Another couple confirmed details from the announcement video: the game is being built on the Unity engine (same as Hearthstone ) and it will use Amazon Web Services. (more...)
Could this mystery foldable phone with two bends be secret Xiaomi device? Could this mystery foldable phone with two bends be secret Xiaomi device?
- January 05, 2019

Unfortunately, Blass says he can't confirm the authenticity of either the video or handset. Additionally, the bezels on the sides of the device are nearly invisible, which means that this foldable phone from Xiaomi will offer a great video experience to the users. (more...)
Google Chrome Getting a Native Dark Mode in Windows 10 Google Chrome Getting a Native Dark Mode in Windows 10
- January 04, 2019

Despite the developers adding the new dark mode, Chrome could still get some serious competition down the road seeing as how Microsoft is replacing it's web rendering engine with Chromium later this year in the Edge brower. Currently, the feature is in testing, and only available via Google Chrome Canary distributions. The inclusion of a dark mode in an app or UI is always welcome. (more...)
Fuchsia OS Will Be Able To Run Android Applications: Confirmed Fuchsia OS Will Be Able To Run Android Applications: Confirmed
- January 04, 2019

In accordance with the web analytics gathered by MacRumors , Apple is already working on the iOS 13 , the upcoming mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad devices. Considering that Fuchsia is so different from Android, even on a technical level, everyone wondered whether the platform will support Android apps. (more...)
IF launches Type-C Authentication Programme IF launches Type-C Authentication Programme
- January 04, 2019

According to Engadget , the programme will define cryptographic-based authentication for USB-C devices and chargers. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced a new authentication standard that can be implemented for USB-C devices and complimenting chargers. (more...)
Fallout 76 Starts Off 2019 With Glitched Nukes Fallout 76 Starts Off 2019 With Glitched Nukes
- January 04, 2019

We're also building an incredible list of future updates that we can't wait to share, including new quests, weekly in-game events, new Vaults opening, a new PvP mode, Player Vending and much more. Given the nature of code wipes upon use, this shouldn't have been possible. though there was the theory that the studio purposefully disabled the use of nukes when a request to launch them at Whitespring went viral to bring in the new year. (more...)
Project Cars developers making own console, the Mad Box Project Cars developers making own console, the Mad Box
- January 03, 2019

But what is the console, truly? As well as making a well-received sequel, the United Kingdom firm has built up quite a fanbase around its racing property and is now eyeing a rather more taxing challenge - a move into the world of video game hardware. (more...)

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