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Metroid Prime 4 development restarted at Retro Studios Metroid Prime 4 development restarted at Retro Studios
- January 26, 2019

Nintendo has never confirmed the studio that was initially working on Metroid Prime 4 . Retro Studios will be handling Metroid Prime 4 development and it is going to be quite some time before the game will be be shown off. With Metroid Prime 4 starting over, then, it looks like it's business as usual for a franchise that's old, well-loved, and consistently unlucky. Takahashi said "It will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development progress, and ... (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg just released a predictably misleading defense of Facebook's data practices Mark Zuckerberg just released a predictably misleading defense of Facebook's data practices
- January 26, 2019

Facebook now operates three different messaging services in the apps. WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger will remain useable as standalone apps, but will now be linked in order for messages to travel between the services. However, they could also be the reason for Zuckerberg wanting to combine the various services his company runs, while taking on more control over them. (more...)
Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport get new fitness features Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport get new fitness features
- January 25, 2019

According to users on Reddit, the update also seems to have fixed some annoyances such as the persistent Gear connection notification and buggy widget selection. According to SamMobile , the update is only available in the United States for now, but other markets should get it as well since these updates usually roll out in stages. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked Images Reveal New Crypto Wallet Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked Images Reveal New Crypto Wallet
- January 25, 2019

There is no rear-mounted fingerprint reader in sight, leading credence to the report that the Galaxy S10 family will use an in-display fingerprint reader . While Samsung somewhat blended its smartwatches and activity trackers with the 2017 Gear Sport line, it now appears to be preparing to reverse that course of action and once again resolve to release dedicated smart bracelets offering a barebones fitness analytics experience in exchange for a more streamlined interface. (more...)
GIANTS Software Launches Farming Simulator eSports League GIANTS Software Launches Farming Simulator eSports League
- January 25, 2019

The Farming Simulator League will retain "real field work like harvesting", combined with challenging game elements to raise the stakes. Ahead of the announcement, The Esports Observer spoke with Giants Software CEO Christian Ammann and PR and marketing manager Martin Rabl about the road to the Farming Simulator League , the various sponsors in play, and the value an esports push brings to the brand. (more...)
Apple to ditch LCD for OLED on all iPhones from 2020 Apple to ditch LCD for OLED on all iPhones from 2020
- January 25, 2019

One supplier that could benefit from the switch to OLED could be Samsung , which is already producing the panels used on the iPhone XS . A new report suggests Apple will completely ditch LCD panels for its iPhones in 2020. That said, the phone will still run iOS 12, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, which may make it worthwhile to some users. Apple is supplying the iPhone SE using 32GB of storage for $249 and also 128GB of storage for $299 on its own clearance ... (more...)
Microsoft warns users 'Daily Mail' UK site 'an unreliable news source' Microsoft warns users 'Daily Mail' UK site 'an unreliable news source'
- January 25, 2019

Readers in the United Kingdom might be interested to read that The Daily Mail website is rated only one out of five for credibility, more than poor enough to trigger the warning. The analyst that wrote this writeup got someone on the phone who, as soon he heard who she was and where she was calling from, hung up. We pride ourselves on our transparency - we're not an algorithm. (more...)
Wargroove’s PlayStation 4 Release Date Is Up in the Air Wargroove’s PlayStation 4 Release Date Is Up in the Air
- January 25, 2019

Straight off the back of reports that Nintendo intends to launch not just one, but two new Nintendo Switch consoles in 2019, come fresh whispers from Japanese video games site Gamepedia that one of those consoles is not only set to land "early in 2019" but that it will also offer some serious hardwareupgrades on the original system. (more...)
Anthem VIP Demo Downloads Begin Ahead of This Weekend's Event Anthem VIP Demo Downloads Begin Ahead of This Weekend's Event
- January 25, 2019

Bioware's Destiny-like online game, Anthem launches in a month and Casey Hudson , Bioware General Manager, has written a blog post sharing some thoughts about the game and some key dates around the game's release. If you want to play with your friends, you'll need to tell them to use their free invite on the same system you're using. You'll start at level 10 about halfway through Anthem's campaign, and have access to the Ranger with the choice to unlock another Javelin of your choice. (more...)
Microsoft withdraws support for Windows 10 phones Microsoft withdraws support for Windows 10 phones
- January 25, 2019

Microsoft recently published a support page where it announced that the company will be ending support for Windows Phone 10 mobile devices on December 10, 2019. Innovative hardware from the likes of Nokia, integration with Microsoft applications, and the live-tile interface set itself apart from the competition. (more...)
Meizu Zero announced: Who needs ports and buttons anyway? Meizu Zero announced: Who needs ports and buttons anyway?
- January 25, 2019

The mSound 2.0 screen sound technology which is closely attached to the display of the Meizu Zero allows it to produce sound through the display of the phone. Meizu has also not yet commented on the price or a possible release window. The Meizu Zero comes with IP68 rating meaning that it is both water and dust resistant. (more...)
Vivo reveals Apex 2019 portless, buttonless concept phone Vivo reveals Apex 2019 portless, buttonless concept phone
- January 25, 2019

Since then, the news has quite literally broken the internet as Vivo has been expected to launch a smartphone, unlike anything that has been witnessed so far. Though there's a dual-camera setup on the back. As for the front-facing camera, there isn't one. In future, the deep integration of 5G and AI will become key to the development of the 5G smartphone era, the company said. (more...)
Xiaomi dual foldable phone officially appears online Xiaomi dual foldable phone officially appears online
- January 23, 2019

Bin showed off a demo of the protoype device, which could be named Mi Dual Flex or Mi MIX Flex. Even though it's still a prototype, we're showing it to you all. This symmetrical double-folded form perfectly combines the experience of the tablet and mobile phone, which is both practical and handsome. From the outset, the phone's form factor looked rather similar to the Royole FlexPai . (more...)
Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 top new DxOMark selfie benchmarks Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 top new DxOMark selfie benchmarks
- January 23, 2019

While many users will stick with the default settings their handsets come with, some smartphone cameras can offer more for those willing to adjust settings and use alternative shooting modes. Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 released back in August and was certainly more of an iterative upgrade over its predecessor than a radical overhaul. "Apple's flagship iPhone XS Max produces some of the best still image and video quality in bright light conditions, but struggles more than its high-end ... (more...)
Honor View 20 global launch today: How to watch livestream, timings Honor View 20 global launch today: How to watch livestream, timings
- January 23, 2019

The company has scheduled an event in India on January 29 where it will launch the smartphone exclusively via Amazon India . The Honor View 20 has a 4,000 mAh battery that charges at 5V/4.5A, going from 0 to 55% in just 30 minutes. The Honor View 20 packs a USB Type-C port, the speaker grille, and the microphone at the bottom edge, and 3.5mm audio jack and a secondary microphone sit at the top edge of the phone. (more...)
A patent shows the possible design of Motorola RAZR 2019 foldable phone A patent shows the possible design of Motorola RAZR 2019 foldable phone
- January 22, 2019

The smartphone is expected to debut with a foldable design and an expensive price tag. Fresh information that has surfaced from South Kore reveals that Motorola RAZR 2019 will use the folding screen solution from Samsung's upcoming Galaxy F foldable phone. (more...)
First production example sells for US$2.1 million — Toyota Supra First production example sells for US$2.1 million — Toyota Supra
- January 22, 2019

The past week was marked by a number of events in the southwestern USA state, hosted by seven major auction houses, including the hugely popular Barrett-Jackson sale. The price also included a "VIP track experience", a custom racing suit, and two tickets to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway with a chance to drive the pace vehicle and do hot laps with Michael Waltrip. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Classic '98 Costumes Announced Resident Evil 2 Classic '98 Costumes Announced
- January 22, 2019

Users who purchase a Resident Evil 2 original design Japanese PlayStation Store card, which will be released in limited supply, will receive the bonus "Leon '98" and "Clare '98" costumes. But this isn't the first time Capcom has remade or re-imagined Resident Evil 2 . Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspectives. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals a look at the iPhone XS challenger Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals a look at the iPhone XS challenger
- January 21, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is going to come with 5G and Sammy is currently working on perfecting the firmware for it right now. According to a report , the Galaxy S10 could feature six cameras, 5G support, and a display that dwarfs the Note 9. (more...)
Google Maps gets updated with Speed traps and more Google Maps gets updated with Speed traps and more
- January 21, 2019

While Garmin and TomTom are still around, the fact most people use either Android or iOS smartphones means Google Maps is now in the palm of most people's hands. If you are a Waze user than for you it normal to see the speed trap reports, so now, you know what to expect from Google . He also measured how often the app got users to their destination on time and if not, how often users arrived at their destination later than expected. (more...)

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