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Valve introduces a revamped Steam Chat set to take on Discord Valve introduces a revamped Steam Chat set to take on Discord
- June 13, 2018

The chat platform lets you compile a friends list (with features like favorites and group chats) and shows what game everyone is playing. It's free. You don't have to chat like it's 2004. It only takes one click to create, join, or leave a channel. As a result, voice chat uses high quality Opus encoding, voice traffic is encrypted, and all traffic is sent through Steam servers rather than directly to peers. (more...)
Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile
- June 13, 2018

Bethesda's conference at E3 2018 came packed full of surprises, including the announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI . At its heart, " Blades " at its heart is a pure Elder Scrolls game, the company said when it announced the title. Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most respected and accomplished game development studios. It is a completely free game, but "pre-ordering" will inform users automatically once it becomes available in Fall 2018. (more...)
Facebook admits bug set 14 million users' sharing settings to public Facebook admits bug set 14 million users' sharing settings to public
- June 08, 2018

Facebook just admitted that the posts of as many as 14 million users who thought they were posting contents visible to only their friends, may have actually been shared publicly. That default was changed to public for the 14 million users, but if affected users noticed, they could have manually switched the setting themselves. (more...)
It Looks Like Hitman 2 is Getting Announced Later This Week It Looks Like Hitman 2 is Getting Announced Later This Week
- June 06, 2018

Hot on the heels of teasers popping up on Twitter , it looks like someone has jumped the gun and leaked Hitman 2 , the logo for the game briefly appearing on the site of new publishing partner Warner Bros. Could this mean that the new release will go back to its conventional campaign routes and be a full game instead? The next entry in the Hitman series has been leaked ahead of its revealed later this week. (more...)
Is Google finally killing Android tablets in favor of Chrome devices? Is Google finally killing Android tablets in favor of Chrome devices?
- June 06, 2018

While you can once again see what tablets are available on the platform, the ones displayed are from years ago so it's really not a good sign for manufacturers and users as well. It's worth noting that I see even fewer tablets - just two, in fact: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 .0 and the Sony Xperia Z4, both of which run Marshmallow. (more...)
Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail
- June 06, 2018

For those who would like more time with the "old" Gmail, they have the option to opt out of the new Gmail for an additional four weeks. G Suite Admins will have a few options for their users which are listed below and will be available in the Admin console. (more...)
Facebook Faces Another Controversy Over Privacy
- June 05, 2018

A searing report by the New York Times published Sunday publicly accused Facebook of allowing user data to fall into the hands of "at least 60 device makers - including Apple , Amazon , BlackBerry , Microsoft , and Samsung - over the last decade". (more...)
Facebook has killed the hated Trending Topics bar
- June 02, 2018

But at that time fake news was not a popular term and no foreign country had been accused of trying to influence the United States elections through social media, as Russian Federation would be. How the platform approached its role as a news disseminator has sparked heavy criticism across a number of different groups. The contractor claimed Facebook downplayed conservative issues and promoted liberal causes. (more...)
Xiaomi announces new flagship smartphones, smart TV, fitness band and more Xiaomi announces new flagship smartphones, smart TV, fitness band and more
- June 01, 2018

The basic Mi 8 will go on sale in China on June 5, while the Explorer's retail date is not specified. Last but not least, the Mi Band 3 is also water resistant up to 50 metres in depth as well. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 platform with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and Adreno 630 graphics, achieving an AnTuTu score over 300,000. (more...)
YouTube 'Take a Break' Feature Rolling Out on Android Devices
- May 13, 2018

Google has been pushing Material design for years, but many developers still do not follow Google's design guidelines which leads to many third-party apps feeling out of place. You can ask for refund within 48 hours of app or game purchase. If you really need in the app, you can. One of the options called "Disable sounds & vibrations" will let you disable all notification sounds from the YouTube for Android app for a particular amount of time. (more...)
Google Assistant Now Has Six New Voices Available For Use Google Assistant Now Has Six New Voices Available For Use
- May 12, 2018

The company is always quite open about its core focuses, and Google I/O 2018 was a showcase of all the key areas of concentration at Google . Google's next sweet flavor of Android was officially revealed at Google I/O yesterday, and this is the company's ninth version of Android. (more...)
Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices
- May 08, 2018

Google and JBL are buddying up to create a one of a kind, hybrid soundbar that is powered by Android TV . The design of the iPhone X is such that there is no room left for the home button that has been synonymous with iPhones thus far. (more...)
Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2018: This is what to expect Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2018: This is what to expect
- May 08, 2018

A new way to connect your phone to your PC with Windows 10 that enables instant access to text messages, photos and notifications. Imagine being able to quickly drag and drop your phone's photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement - without having to take your phone out of your pocket. (more...)
Asus Zenfone Max Pro Receives Face Unlock Feature Via New Software Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro Receives Face Unlock Feature Via New Software Update
- May 04, 2018

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphone, which was launched last week, went out of stock shortly after its pre-orders kicked off on Thursday exclusively via Flipkart . Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has started receiving a software update which brings Face Recognition, April 2018 security patch and other improvements. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, on the other hand, comes at Rs. (more...)
Dwyane Wade Credits Kevin Hart For Outstanding Game In Heat Vs. Sixers
- April 18, 2018

But Wade is no dummy. For one, it will be hard for Wade to play that well again. Embiid told ESPN that he could also sit out Game 3 in Miami. In what was likely his biggest play of the night, Wade forced a steal just as the Sixers had cut the Heat's lead down to two points with just four minutes to play. (more...)
Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA
- April 06, 2018

Those with more than one Echo can say "Alexa, announce..." in order to send an audio message transmitted to every Echo device on the same network. The downsides (outside of the power constraint) are that since the tablets do not have the far field microphone arrays that proper Echo devices have. (more...)
Google reportedly looking to expand hardware-wise in India
- April 03, 2018

Specs for the mid-range Pixel 3 phone were not mentioned, but the report does note that the mid-range model could be launched in India as soon as July or August. Very recently, some Indian retailers took part in Google's trade meet for its future prospects in the Indian offline market. With a Pixel phone along with some of its exclusive features (if not all), Google might be able to attract a wider customer base in countries like India. (more...)
China plans to hit United States with tariffs following Trump trade sanctions
- March 25, 2018

A 25 percent tariff on pork and aluminum imports is also being considered. Though, it has shown its readiness to negotiate an agreement with the U.S. Betty Wang, an economist at ANZ bank, said China's reaction is "relatively mild". Mr Trump has made good on his election promise to confront China - and reduce the US$500 billion trade deficit between the rival superpowers. (more...)
YouTube Plans To YouTube Plans To "Frustrate And Seduce" Users To Pay For A Subscription
- March 22, 2018

The service is kind of a bargain for the small businesses, too. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. But YouTube is basically doing it for free - well, free with a catch . "The only depictions of such activities that we may allow need to be educational or documentary in nature and shouldn't be created to help or encourage others to imitate them". (more...)
Alexa's random creepy laughter is freaking out Echo users Alexa's random creepy laughter is freaking out Echo users
- March 11, 2018

With Follow-Up Mode turned on, your Echo device will continue to listen for five seconds after responding to your original query. There are potential problems here, though. Once there, select the specific device, and then tap on the Follow-Up Mode toggle to turn it on. It'll be toggled off by default, so users need to manually set it on to try follow-up commands. (more...)
Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again
- March 10, 2018

With Valve's new expertise in software and hardware development, it will be interesting to see how the company plans to take a leaf out of Nintendo's book, hopefully, the wait won't be too long. Not Half-Life 3 confirmed good, but good all the same. "Hearthstone is a great game ", Newell told us during yesterday's presentation. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. (more...)
Google Assistant to gain multilingual support, more languages & deeper device integrations Google Assistant to gain multilingual support, more languages & deeper device integrations
- February 24, 2018

Finally , Google announced today that more languages are gaining support in Assistant this year (more than 30, actually). This way, if you speak English at home, but German in the office, the virtual assistant will be able to understand you in both locations. (more...)
Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant Nest's indoor Cam IQ security camera now features Google Assistant
- February 22, 2018

The Cam IQ will get the Google Assistant via an update to the Nest app, and while it's now the only product in Nest's lineup to support this feature, it's expected to expand to more Nest hardware as time goes on. The move comes just two weeks after Nest moved back under Google's direct control after spending almost two and a half years as a separate company owned by the same parent, Alphabet Inc. (more...)
Samsung Launches World's Largest Capacity SSD with 30.72TB Storage Space Samsung Launches World's Largest Capacity SSD with 30.72TB Storage Space
- February 20, 2018

Not only has the new Samsung drive dramatically increased in capacity, its performance has improved significantly as well. Further, each 1TB NAND flash package comprises of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. For example, Samsung's own 960 Pro SSD boasts 3,500MB/s reads and 2,100MB/s writes. The drive also has Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8GB DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages (totaling 40GB). (more...)
Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures
- February 16, 2018

In fact, a Change.org petition asking Snapchat to scrap the latest update has garnered more than a million signatures. The changes were meant to separate interactions with friends from branded content - including that of celebrities and influencers. (more...)
Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages
- February 14, 2018

The experimental project not only provides simple Smart Replies , it also recommends a specific ETA when users are asked what time they'll arrive to their destination. The new project is still in its early development and Google may not even make it widely available outside of its Area 120 testers. Smart Reply has become one of the most useful features in Gmail, especially for those with a lot of inbound, or who answer a lot of their emails on the go where typing out responses is more ... (more...)
IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released
- February 11, 2018

Hindsight being 20/20, Apple said it will now give owners full control of their phones, meaning they can use a new UI tool to turn off the power management feature that slows down older phones. Apple's statement comes from a question Senator Thune asked on whether customers should get a rebate if they didn't pay the reduced price for the battery . (more...)
Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period Manchester City defender Danilo looking forward to 'important' rest period
- February 06, 2018

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Morocco Defeats Nigeria To Clinch African Nations Championship Title Morocco Defeats Nigeria To Clinch African Nations Championship Title
- February 06, 2018

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ASUS is launching its new dual-camera smartphone lineup at MWC 2018 ASUS is launching its new dual-camera smartphone lineup at MWC 2018
- February 03, 2018

The launch event will take place at Mobile World Congress ( MWC) 2018 in Barcelona where we can expect the smartphones to be showcased throughout the entire exhibition. As usual, Asus will launch a plethora of new devices under the Zenfone 5 lineup. The new phones are arriving just five months after the Zenfone 4 versions hit the market. (more...)
Coming Soon! The Latest Trailer For 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Coming Soon! The Latest Trailer For 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'
- February 03, 2018

Synopsis: In the aftermath of " Captain America: Civil War ", Scott Lang ( Rudd ) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. This means that the film might play in the parallels between Ant-Man and The Wasps predecessors who also have a romantic connection as was shown at the end of the first "Ant-Man" movie. (more...)
LINE lines up cryptocurrency trading on its app LINE lines up cryptocurrency trading on its app
- February 03, 2018

After initially struggling to maintain investor enthusiasm, strong sales of advertising space on its messaging app have seen its stock gain nearly 60 percent from its IPO price. The company will provide, to more than 200 million users, a new and unique experience related to cryptocurrencies and its interesting market. Line has over 70 million users in Japan alone, but is also very popular in Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. (more...)
Leslie Jones Will Return To NBC For Winter Olympic Coverage Leslie Jones Will Return To NBC For Winter Olympic Coverage
- February 02, 2018

In 2016, the " Ghostbusters " star turned her attention towards soccer, admitting she'd started watching the game as part of her push to find a new boyfriend. Her tweets included videos of her enthusiastic and wild reactions to the performances of Team USA in the games, as well as her raucous cheering for them. (more...)
Alexa Can Send SMS Messages Now Alexa Can Send SMS Messages Now
- February 01, 2018

In order to use the SMS feature, one needs to follow the instructions which appear on a pop-up in the Alexa app . That's the one caveat. Other voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant can send SMS texts from iOS and Android smartphones. (more...)
Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP
- January 26, 2018

Apple has been quiet in the digital book market ever since it was hit with a $450 million fine in 2016. Gurman pointed out that the "Apple Books Store" rebranding appears to be a strategy by which Apple hopes to regain its footing in the the e-books market - a category dominated by e-commerce giant, Amazon - in the wake of its previous fallout with the U.S. (more...)

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