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Is Amazon developing a game streaming service? Is Amazon developing a game streaming service?
- January 13, 2019

These online games will be hosted by cloud servers and streamed over the internet, giving users the hardware-flexibility. Regarding Google , last fall the company announced a preview of a game streaming service called Project Stream which runs on PCs and Chromebooks. (more...)
The REAL Reason Bungie Just Split With Activision The REAL Reason Bungie Just Split With Activision
- January 13, 2019

That's exactly what happened back in 2010 when Bungie and Activision went into partnership. To date, Destiny has delivered a combination of over 50 million games and expansions to players all around the world. Bungie also said they are looking forward to "surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond", potentially referencing a sequel or expansion to Destiny 2 Forsaken . (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Remake gets a Resident Evil 2 Remake gets a "1-shot" demo on January 11
- January 13, 2019

If you die, you'll be able to keep retrying to beat the mission until your 30 minutes is up. This means you've got half an hour of playtime before the demo ends - and once your 30 minutes is up, that's it. Today Capcom announced that a demo for the Resident Evil 2 remake is finally coming. The demo places players in the Raccoon City Police Department as Leon Kennedy. (more...)
Lexar introduces the world's first 1TB SD Card Lexar introduces the world's first 1TB SD Card
- January 13, 2019

To put that kind of storage into perspective, you should be able to fit about 650 minutes worth of 4K footage on a single Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card. Lexar said in its press release that the card will offer users longer shooting sessions since they won't have to switch cards as often as they used to. (more...)
No, Samsung Isn't Changing the Name of the Galaxy S10 No, Samsung Isn't Changing the Name of the Galaxy S10
- January 13, 2019

The new Galaxy smartphone is expected to come in three types: a base model with a six-point-one inch screen, a plus model with a six-point-44 inch screen and a low-tier model with a five-point-eight inch flat design screen. Samsung Newsroom published a piece detailing the company's One UI, and in it there was a picture of a phone with a pinhole selfie camera, a curved screen and tiny bezels. (more...)
HTC Announces Vive Eye-Tracking Technology and Game Subscription Package HTC Announces Vive Eye-Tracking Technology and Game Subscription Package
- January 12, 2019

Not only that, but eye-tracking also makes way for foveated rendering, which is just a fancy terms that means VR is about to get more gorgeous graphics. Starting Vive Day, April 5, 2019, members can download and play any of the 500+ titles in the Viveport Infinity library with no restrictions. If this already has you sold on the headset, it's worth noting that even though no price point was announced, it'll likely be more expensive than the established Vive Pro headset at $799 . (more...)
Google announces big plans for voice assistant at CES 2019 Google announces big plans for voice assistant at CES 2019
- January 11, 2019

The Google Assistant Connect platform was just one of a slew of Google Assistant announcements at CES , which is also showcasing artificial intelligence in a number of other fields, including navigation and safety features for cars and improving TV video quality. (more...)
LG Signature OLED TV R literally rolls up inside its own base LG Signature OLED TV R literally rolls up inside its own base
- January 11, 2019

In an effort to make large TVs less conspicuous, LG said that manufacturers are trying to create slimmer and unobtrusive screens. This year, companies including LG, Samsung, and Sony showed-off their latest prototypes at the annual consumer electronics show. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-door coupe is targeted at younger drivers Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-door coupe is targeted at younger drivers
- January 11, 2019

The new CLA's body is almost 2 inches wider and longer than its predecessor, though the rear-seat leg room is almost identical to the outgoing model, which was already cramped. The optional Interior Assistant feature adds gesture controls, allowing the infotainment center to be operated by an occupant's motions alone, rather than by interaction with a control. (more...)
Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy S10 looks stunning in these new renders Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy S10 looks stunning in these new renders
- January 11, 2019

Are you waiting for the Galaxy S10 launch? It is likely that Samsung will opt to use a bold new design with minimal bezels and an improved Super AMOLED display that will look unbelievable. It would be a new thing for many markets where Huawei devices are not available. Recent rumours suggest that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 at its "Unpacked" event on February 20th, 2019 before Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC). (more...)
Verizon adds more phone subscribers than expected in fourth quarter Verizon adds more phone subscribers than expected in fourth quarter
- January 11, 2019

Improvements to LTE aren't what any of AT&T's competitor's are calling 5G. Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, adding 650,000 customers in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Samsung will make life even harder for iPhone on February 20 Samsung will make life even harder for iPhone on February 20
- January 11, 2019

It seems like Samsung had a 5G prototype on display at CES 2019 , but nearly nobody noticed it. Select TVs are now available for pre-order. One high-level executive told the publication that when unfolded, the phone does not show any crease indicating it has been bent, adding that the device's screen felt smooth to the touch. (more...)
Epic Games Store poaches Ubisoft's The Division 2 from Steam Epic Games Store poaches Ubisoft's The Division 2 from Steam
- January 10, 2019

Alongside selling the title on the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft will offer it (and future PC titles) on the Ubisoft Store . Updated: Ubisoft's " The Division " franchise appears to be ditching Steam on PC. And the Epic Games Store is gaining clout awfully quickly, especially now that a title as big as The Division 2 has signed a semi-exclusive deal that excludes its biggest rival. (more...)
Rumor: Nokia 6.2 with a punch-hole display & Snapdragon 632 coming soon Rumor: Nokia 6.2 with a punch-hole display & Snapdragon 632 coming soon
- January 10, 2019

OnLeaks , together with 91Mobiles, leaked the handset by sharing renders and a 360-degree video. As phone bezels get smaller and smaller, the placement of the front-facing camera becomes an issue. This could be the same hole-punch display that was featured in recently-leaked Nokia 8 .1 Plus renders. Both of these devices are just rumors so far, and as always, the price will be a big determining factor in how well both phones are received. (more...)
Xiaomi cuts prices of four smartphones, including Redmi Note 6 in India Xiaomi cuts prices of four smartphones, including Redmi Note 6 in India
- January 10, 2019

Moving onto the cameras , the Redmi Note 7 has a 48MP primary sensor on the rear side which works in tandem with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Diving into the specifications, the Redmi Note 7 flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display on the front with a 2.5D curved glass on top. (more...)
Chrome will block annoying, spammy ads globally starting July 9 Chrome will block annoying, spammy ads globally starting July 9
- January 10, 2019

When filtering ads , Chrome follows the Better Ads Standards to determine if a site is displaying abusive ad experiences. In doing so, it has come up with advertising standards based on the feedback of over 66,000 users, where some 12 types of ads on the web are considered "intrusive". (more...)
IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity
- January 10, 2019

By packaging a number of components, IBM claims to have created the world's first integrated universal quantum computing system for commercial applications. Advances in quantum computing could provide ExxonMobil with the ability to address computationally challenging problems across a variety of applications, including the potential to optimize a country's power grid, and perform more predictive environmental modeling and highly accurate quantum chemistry calculations to discover new ... (more...)
2019 launch for second-generation EPYC CPUs confirmed at AMD keynote 2019 launch for second-generation EPYC CPUs confirmed at AMD keynote
- January 10, 2019

This is the second generation of AMD's Vega graphics architecture, hence the VII - Vega 2. AMD's demo shots show the card compared against the RTX 2080, suggesting that AMD will continue to target the upper part of the market without offering competition against the RTX 2080 Ti . (more...)
Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS
- January 09, 2019

If you're in a foreign county or meeting with a person who does not speak the same language as you, the Google Assistant can be used as a translator, or more so as an interpreter in order to get real-time translations of words and sentences as and when you speak in the form of voice output as well as text on screen to aid the conversation. (more...)
Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise
- January 09, 2019

The rest of the specs remain the same as the Predator Nitron 900. Having just been revealed in Las Vegas, there's no word yet on whether the Triton 900 or Triton 500 will be coming to South Africa, but seeing how other Predator notebooks and hardware have in the past, we should be hearing from Acer in the coming weeks. (more...)

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