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Tech PUBG on Discount for the First Time; Introduces Event Pass
Author: 0 PUBG on Discount for the First Time; Introduces Event Pass

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has scored some pretty impressive numbers in its lifetime. PUBG has reached a truly mind blowing milestone, with the developer announcing the Battle Royale phenomenon has sold over 50 million copies, and is home to over 400 million players.

Tech Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is
Author: 0 Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is "All About Money"

Speaking on their Twitter account , John Smedley, a former head of Sony Online Entertainment, recalls his time at the top and remembers the very simple reasoning why crossplay wasn't ever a consideration for the PlayStation brand. "Dumb reason, but there it is". Sony today announced its new PlayStation Hits line, which include budget-priced re-releases of some of PlayStation 4's bestselling games.

Tech New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018’s New iPhones Might Look Like
Author: 0 New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018’s New iPhones Might Look Like

Apple is expected to release three iPhones in the same style as the iPhone X later this year, and one of them is expected to rise from the pack, literally and figuratively. One other factor that may affect these numbers is some rumblings that the LCD iPhone production ramp is delayed compared to the OLED models. A dummy of the so-called iPhone X Plus , which is rumored to pack a 6.5-inch OLED display, was also shown off in Mac Otakara's video.

Tech Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims
Author: 0 Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims

The BIS said bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have "a range of shortcomings" that prevent them from becoming usable government-backed currencies. "Theoretical analysis suggests that coordination on how the ledger is updated could break down at any time , resulting in a complete loss of value ".

Tech New Suzuki Jimny rendered as a convertible model
Author: 0 New Suzuki Jimny rendered as a convertible model

Regardless of Suzuki's decision, X-Tomi Design has chose to propose a design for the convertible Jimny. The boxy, upright design of the old Jimny has been carried over to the new model along, with tough plastic wheel arch claddings and a tailgate-mounted full size spare wheel.

Tech Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know
Author: 0 Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know

As mentioned above the Oppo Find X will come with a 6.4-inch display , using an OLED panel and coming with a Full HD resolution. As far as internals, the unit will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor , pack 8GB RAM , have 256GB of internal storage , and a 3,730mAh battery .

Author: 0 Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise

The Bell report says Apple has ordered more screen panels for the X Plus than any other model. The report notes that these forecasts are always subject to change, Apple obviously adjusts orders in response to customer demand. The report also cites that the LCD iPhone's production has been delayed since the panel suppliers are facing issues with its yield. As rumoured there will be a new iPhone X with the same 5.8-inch OLED display as the current model.

Author: 0 Fallout 76's Beta Will Come to Xbox One First

Here's what we still don't know: when the beta begins and the gap between the Xbox One beta launch and other platforms such as the PC or PlayStation 4. While we did get a peek at Fallout 76 during Microsoft's E3 conference, the full extent of the deal between Bethesda and Microsoft wasn't touched on.

Tech Oppo Find X goes official with a pop-up slider with three cameras
Author: 0 Oppo Find X goes official with a pop-up slider with three cameras

However, some companies, like Vivo, are trying to whittle down those bezels and not compromise with a notch . The device sports a curved body with glass on both sides, which are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Playfuldroid report recently leaked that the Find X will feature a dual-camera setup, comprising a 16MP primary and a 20MP secondary camera.

Tech Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off
Author: 0 Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off

Last year's Pixel 2 XL only had a single rear camera sensor, and when it launched, it was rated the best smartphone camera on the market by DxOMark, stumping even Apple's and Samsung's best dual-sensor setups. Flipkart is presently offering hefty discounts on electronics with its 'Super Value Week.' While many popular smartphones are falling into the category of the discounted products, Google's 2017 flagship, the Pixel 2, is one such offer that appears to be a steal.

Tech One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo
Author: 0 One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo

Investigators suggest that automatic weapons were used, and are searching for a dark vehicle that was seen leaving the scene at high speed, Aftonbladet reports. Several others were wounded in the centre of the city on Monday evening when at least one attacker opened fire as people left the cafe, a short distance from a police station.

Tech Apple fined RM26 million in Australia for false iPhone claims
Author: 0 Apple fined RM26 million in Australia for false iPhone claims

The problems occurred after Apple released its iOS 9.2.1 mobile operating system, which contained a factory test meant to verify the Touch ID fingerprint authentication scanner on a device was genuine. It has also said it will provide new devices as replacements for iPhones and iPads that have suffered a major failure, rather than refurbished ones.

Tech Google makes App Maker generally available
Author: 0 Google makes App Maker generally available

App Maker is created to help professional developers and business professionals who don't necessarily have a formal coding background, including business analysts and system administrators, build applications without necessarily requiring help from IT.

Tech Pokémon Go: Friendship and Trading are coming soon!
Author: 0 Pokémon Go: Friendship and Trading are coming soon!

Sending gifts or going to a raid or Gym battle with them grows the Friendship Level that unlocks bonuses when playing together. This limitation makes a lot of sense, as it should hopefully prevent opportunistic players from offering to meet up with strangers to sell on their rare Pokemon .

Tech You Can Now Send Messages on Your Android Phone From the Web
Author: 0 You Can Now Send Messages on Your Android Phone From the Web

Select " Messages for web" in the menu of the mobile app. Google is rolling out the promised web client for Android Messages. Working in a similar fashion to the web version of its own Allo messaging service, users can now visit the Android Messages website to generate a unique QR code which will eventually be linked to the Messages app on their handset.

Tech Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings
Author: 0 Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings

Fortunately, that feature's not going anywhere.However, the ability to book trips with Uber from within Maps, which Google introduced in January 2017 , is. By pulling the plug on it, Uber is relegated to the same footing as other ridesharing services, like Lyft and Gett. A person looking for directions in a new city will very often require a cab to get to his destination.

Tech YouTube’s New Music Subscription Service Costs $9.99/Month
Author: 0 YouTube’s New Music Subscription Service Costs $9.99/Month

Subscribers to Google Play Music will be transitioned to the new YouTube Music service as it rolls out but it is lacking in some ways. YouTube Premium is rolling out initially to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea and coming soon to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Tech Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders
Author: 0 Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders

The feature will share iPhone location data with 911 first responders later this year, enabling quicker discovery of imperiled people and reduced response times. "Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal". "When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance".

Author: 0 YouTube Music Officially Available to All Today, YouTube Premium Too

Google is also launching YouTube Premium today which brings no ads, background playback, and offline downloading to all videos and content on YouTube, as well as provides access to YouTube Originals content . Youtube have just launched two new streaming services - with Youtube Music and Youtube Premium available now in the United Kingdom and 16 other countries.

Tech OxygenOS 5.1.7 update fixes bootloader security issue in OnePlus 6
Author: 0 OxygenOS 5.1.7 update fixes bootloader security issue in OnePlus 6

The bootloader bug is discovered recently, we have also reported you about this. OxygenOS 5.1.7 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 over the air. The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. That's because some OnePlus 6 users in India ran into stability problems with OxygenOS 5.1.6, so OnePlus has paused that update and is working to address the stability issues with an update to OxygenOS 5.1.8.

Tech OnePlus 6 Sale Today: Where To Buy, Launch Offers And More
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Sale Today: Where To Buy, Launch Offers And More

The base one will include 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage, while the more advanced one will ship with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (in select markets). The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor . Its fans will apparently contribute to fuel the company's steady growth, and also, OnePlus needs to bring about a slight change in its plight if it wants its device to capture a broader crowd.

Tech United States housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border
Author: 0 United States housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border

Grisham's comments marked a rare public statement from Trump, who has largely shied away from the spotlight since her husband took office and has generally avoided commenting on policy. False. A bipartisan 2008 law merely gave the government flexibility in processing border-crossing immigrants". "Right now, we are in a circumstance where either we choose to enforce the law or we choose to ignore it", a DHS official said.

Tech Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list
Author: 0 Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list

Onavo Protect is still listed on the App Store as of late Tuesday evening, but if it disappears it could be a sign that the Apple-Facebook standoff that has always been brewing is heating up. " They have a huge ecosystem making money through the developer channels and these apps, and until the developers get better on privacy, Apple is complicit ", said Mr Domingo Guerra, president of Appthority, which advises governments and companies on mobile-phone security.

Tech HP 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Revealed
Author: 0 HP 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Revealed

The bonnet has a pair of aerodynamic protrusions too. At the front the 2019 8 Series features the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date with LED headlights as standard. It may be time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans , but the big news, trackside will turn to a new street model, BMW using the annual endurance race as backdrop to reveal the long-awaited rebirth of its flagship 8-Series model.

Tech Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch hits 2 million downloads
Author: 0 Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch hits 2 million downloads

You have companies like mine that encourage cross-play and enable cross-play. The game also features in-game unlockable items - which are for aesthetics, rather than to improve your skill. When I talked about the problem with Sony not backing down with cross-play previous year with Minecraft (when even Apple and Nintendo were on board), most people laughed it off - "why would Sony work with their arch rival Microsoft and benefit them?" they said.

Tech Instagram decides not to roll out screenshot notification feature
Author: 0 Instagram decides not to roll out screenshot notification feature

Though they originally planned to roll out the feature to all users eventually, the company has decided they will no longer go ahead with the feature, as they told Buzzfeed this week . Notably, screenshots are not new to Instagram's interface. As 9to5Mac notes, the test included users receiving a push notification, complete with user name, whenever their Story was screenshot .

Tech The Biggest Takeaways From Nintendo's E3 Presentations
Author: 0 The Biggest Takeaways From Nintendo's E3 Presentations

We want to say here it is, here's when it's coming out, and get ready for it". 'It's definitely not an update, ' said Bihldorff. Speaking with USGamer at E3 this week, Nate Bihldorff, localization manager for Treehouse, confirmed that the action-packed brawler has been built from the ground-up for the Big N's hybrid console, squashing fears that it was just an updated version of the Wii U Smash Bros .

Tech Apple's Tim Cook Says Every Apple Park Employee Has a Standing Desk
Author: 0 Apple's Tim Cook Says Every Apple Park Employee Has a Standing Desk

If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it's much better for your lifestyle. When talking about the Apple Watch in 2015 , he said "Ten minutes before the hour, it will remind you to move". "We have given all of our employees 100% standing desks", Cook said. One reason why a company would invest so much in a new building is to help it recruit highly-paid software developers and tech workers, who have other options for employment, but who might want to work in a ...

Tech Black Ops 4 Pass And DLC U-Turn - Can Be Bought Separately
Author: 0 Black Ops 4 Pass And DLC U-Turn - Can Be Bought Separately

The first private event will happen in Washington on July 16, while the last one will be held in Atlanta on September 15. "This year, Xfinity has elevated the consumer experience by offering Call of Duty fans a chance to play Black Ops 4 through the Xfinity store sweepstakes before its official release on October 12", said Tyler Michaud, Vice President, Product Management at Activision .

Tech E3 2018 Confirmed PlayStation 5 and Next Xbox Are Coming in 2020
Author: 0 E3 2018 Confirmed PlayStation 5 and Next Xbox Are Coming in 2020

Fortnite offers cross-play between the Switch and Xbox One, yet Sony has prevented the PS4 from joining the game's console ecosystem, which means console players might not be able to play with all their friends. Large game companies often maintain their own separate account systems now, and owning a game on one platform should never prevent an account from being used for a different title on a different platform.

Tech Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones
Author: 0 Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones

Though you'll still be able to charge a phone without tapping in a password , you'll now need one to pull data off it via that port. Apple has said it will change iPhone settings to block a method used by police and intelligence agencies to break into devices.

Tech Russian Federation wins opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, 5-0
Author: 0 Russian Federation wins opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, 5-0

They are due to face seven-time African Cup champions Egypt and Uruguay. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their global accounts at Luzhniki Stadium, Artem Dzyuba adding a third 89 seconds after his introduction as a second-half replacement, but an injury to star man Alan Dzagoev will cause concern for Russian Federation.

Tech Apple Maps is more broken than usual
Author: 0 Apple Maps is more broken than usual

The outage has been acknowledged on Apple's status page as affecting both Maps Search and Routing & Navigation, and appears to be hitting users across many countries. Those using an iPhone or iPad can choose to use another navigation app like Google Maps or Waze , but those who rely on CarPlay and other systems that don't offer an alternative mapping service will be out of luck.