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Apple is eyeing its own game subscription service Apple is eyeing its own game subscription service
- January 29, 2019

If Apple does bring the project to fruition, it would join Apple Music in its growing array of subscription services. It's not clear if the service will be an iOS-only thing, or if it will also work on Mac and more mainstream desktop games that support Mac hardware which has never really been known for gaming. (more...)
Samsung ditches plastic packaging for 'sustainable materials' Samsung ditches plastic packaging for 'sustainable materials'
- January 28, 2019

The plan to first limit and ultimately replace plastic packaging is part of the company's sustainability policy. The design and development, purchasing, marketing and quality control departments will put their heads together to come up with innovative packaging ideas. (more...)
HMD Nokia phones are coming to Verizon, Cricket and Rogers HMD Nokia phones are coming to Verizon, Cricket and Rogers
- January 28, 2019

Unlike the Cricket's Nokia 3 .1 Plus, Nokia 2 V does not carry any change. At $160, it's a basic 5.99-inch display Android LTE phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3500 mAh battery, and, ambitiously, a rear dual camera that can take bokeh-effect portrait photos (13MP/5MP, but no extra optical zoom). (more...)
Nokia 9 and 8.1 Plus officially confirmed for February Nokia 9 and 8.1 Plus officially confirmed for February
- January 28, 2019

Now ahead of the launch, entry-level Nokia 1 Plus render and specifications have been leaked online. To recall, the Nokia 1 was the company's first Android Go phone. Unfortunately, the spec sheet of the leaked phone didn't mention anything about the size of the display, but it does show the pixel density of the phone which is 213 DPI. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy M10 launched in India: Price, specifications Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy M10 launched in India: Price, specifications
- January 28, 2019

Both Galaxy M20 and M10 sport dual rear camera , with ultra-wide feature. The Galaxy M10 will also have a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option for Rs 8,990. Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB+64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,990, while the 3GB+32GB variant costs Rs 10,990. The same dual rear camera setup can be found on both devices, comprising a 13MP main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and 5MP ultra-wide secondary lens. (more...)
DeepMind AlphaStar AI beats StarCraft II pro players 10-1 DeepMind AlphaStar AI beats StarCraft II pro players 10-1
- January 28, 2019

DeepMind cites natural language processing and any complicated sequence modelling as areas where AlphaStar could potentially assist. While gaming enthusiasts are bound to talk about these matched for a while, DeepMind's goal was not to see if an AI could beat a human during a video game - the matches were used as a way to chisel out AI training methods a bit more and the researchers used reinforcement learning to train AlphaStar . (more...)
Google 2019 I/O Developer Conference to host the arrival of Android Q Google 2019 I/O Developer Conference to host the arrival of Android Q
- January 27, 2019

This year, Google's starting things off with a two-minute video that can be found on here. At the Google I/O 2018 , it also kicked off Android Pie mobile OS development process before the official launch in August. Last year, the search-engine giant announced Android P Beta version, revamped the design of Google News , and Duplex AI project which enables an Artificial Intelligence agent make phone calls on behave of the user. (more...)
Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold
- January 27, 2019

As for Gun Rush , the game's battle royale mode, it has had its share of problems. The bonus is scheduled to be sent out by January 29, after which they can be sold and put toward whatever players wish to purchase. Have you tried out Red Dead Online yet? There's also a new freeform dynamic coming for bounty hunters and criminals. These and other fixes are scheduled to release in the next few months, Rockstar said, so if you're holding out for better behavioral incentives in the lawless ... (more...)
Google has declared war on the ad blockers Google has declared war on the ad blockers
- January 26, 2019

The webRequest API allows extensions to interact with each and every request to download a file or resource. "The current extensions platform has a number of issues in the areas of performance, security, privacy, and ergonomics", reads the Manifest V3 draft proposal - guidance for developers building Chromium extensions, specifications which are now carried out under version two . (more...)
Google will finally bring a native Face ID-like feature to Android Google will finally bring a native Face ID-like feature to Android
- January 26, 2019

Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, given the pre-release nature of the software being examined, but the folks at XDA Developers have discovered what appear to be extra customization options hidden in the leaked Android Q build they've been tearing through. (more...)
The Xiaomi Redmi Go could be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone The Xiaomi Redmi Go could be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone
- January 26, 2019

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has been a trending topic since its launch, as it offers a ton of features for its price, and it also brings a couple of segment-first features. However, the post didn't reveal the exact launch date of the smartphone. The device sports metal frame with 2.5D curved glass on either side. However, as we recently reported, the brand is also going to launch 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage options in China. (more...)
Apple's iOS 12.2 reveals that AirPods 2 are on the way Apple's iOS 12.2 reveals that AirPods 2 are on the way
- January 26, 2019

The feature will certainly make it easier to talk to Siri while you're wearing Apple's headphones than it is now, and could pave the way for future voice-based features that might be coming to Apple's wearables in the near future. With "Hey Siri" support, the feature will bolster the claims of the AirPods being truly wireless. Apple is expected to be releasing the AirPods 2 during the first half of 2019, according to DigiTimes . (more...)
Microsoft releases Office 365 on Mac App Store Microsoft releases Office 365 on Mac App Store
- January 26, 2019

You can download the Office bundle right now using the following Mac App Store link. That was until Apple confirmed during its WWDC keynote last June - a month after making iTunes available in the Microsoft Store on Windows - that Office 365 was coming to the Mac App Store. (more...)
PUBG Lite Open Beta Kicks Off Today PUBG Lite Open Beta Kicks Off Today
- January 26, 2019

The minimum requirements for the original PUBG calls for a mid-tier quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 960, but those specs can't quite run the game at 60 fps on very low. This is a good step from the company as PUBG PC is extremely heavy and doesn't run properly on even mid-range PCs. If you are excited to try out PUBG LITE on your regular laptop or desktop , you will have to wait. (more...)
Apple drops 200 staff from Project Titan self-driving vehicle skunkworks Apple drops 200 staff from Project Titan self-driving vehicle skunkworks
- January 26, 2019

Field was a former head of Mac hardware engineering and rejoined Apple last year as vice president of its Special Projects Group, after a five-year stint as an engineering executive at Tesla . An Apple spokesman reached for comment did not confirm nor dispute the report but shared a statement describing a staff reshuffling. "This is the most ambitious machine learning project ever", they added. (more...)
LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC
- January 26, 2019

At that time, there was no word from LG about its presence at MWC . Rather than doing away with touch interactions entirely, it seems more likely that the Korean tech giant plans to announce a new flagship with key features that lean in a touch-free direction. (more...)
HMD Global reveals Android Pie update roadmap for Nokia devices HMD Global reveals Android Pie update roadmap for Nokia devices
- January 26, 2019

On top of that, the phone will also receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates , thanks to the Android One programme. Nokia is all set to launch the Nokia 9 PureView in MWC 2019 with the Penta rear camera setup. As mentioned earlier Nokia 5 and 3.1 Plus will get Android Pie this week. (more...)
Motorola’s website leaks all of the Moto G7 phones Motorola’s website leaks all of the Moto G7 phones
- January 26, 2019

Amusing enough, Motorola Brazil's website also leaked the Moto G7 Play , Moto G7 Power , and Moto G7 Plus . That's the worldwide lineup, so the U.S. The device will be powered with a Snapdragon 632 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage . Motorola is one of the manufacturers that updates its line of phones on an annual basis so these G7 phones build upon last years G6 lineup . (more...)
'Anthem' Demo Server Issues Reported, Fixed 'Anthem' Demo Server Issues Reported, Fixed
- January 26, 2019

Over on the Anthem subreddit, fans are demanding that the Anthem VIP demo date be extended given the issues players have had connecting. The "VIP" demo period for EA's Destiny-like online shooter Anthem started at noon ET today and nearly immediately ran into gamestopping issues. (more...)
Land, Ho! Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates Its Heritage with Special Model Land, Ho! Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates Its Heritage with Special Model
- January 26, 2019

For those who don't know, the " Toyota " font and scripted "Land Cruiser" are styled in the same fashion as the original badge used on the early 40Series Land Cruiser (which keen-eyed readers can spot hidden in the main photo). Otherwise. that's about it, save for the deletion of the refrigerated "cool box". In terms of powertrain, the story is the same as always. This engine comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. (more...)

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