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Tech Unravel Two announced and released at EA Play 2018, adds co-op play
Author: 0 Unravel Two announced and released at EA Play 2018, adds co-op play

But that's not all, because not only the game has been revealed, but it has also been released today. Unravel 2 is coming to PC and console and it looks like it might feature co-op this time around. Unravel 2 is said to be more of a celebration of youth, which sounds pretty positive. The full game is available now for download on PS4, Xbox One , and PC for $19.99.

Tech This chat service will stop working from July 17
Author: 0 This chat service will stop working from July 17

The instant messaging service, that may be considered as the godfather of all the instant messaging services we now have access to today, will breathe its last on July 17, 2018, Oath , the Verizon-owned company that currently runs Yahoo Messenger has announced .

Tech Watch Battlefield 5’s E3 2018 trailer from EA’s event
Author: 0 Watch Battlefield 5’s E3 2018 trailer from EA’s event

The EA Play Live Press Conference 2018 kicked things off with Battlefield V with a brand new trailer that shows gameplay in action. Battlefield V changes that up in a big way with a new focus on resource scarcity. Those are the incidents that proved to be decisive moments during the second World War. It was reiterated that Battlefield V will not include a premium pass program that the previous installments offered, and its release date is set for October 19, 2018.

Author: 0 Watch the EA E3 2018 press conference live right here on Saturday

The highly anticipated action-RPG will arrive on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on February 22 , 2019. Anthem is a game with plenty to prove as its the first from Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio Bioware since the critical flop of Mass Effect : Andromeda and a restructuring of the developer's Montreal studio in 2017, but its flashy showing at EA's briefing was a step in the right direction.

Tech Welcome to my nightmare: MIT scientists just created a psychopathic A.I
Author: 0 Welcome to my nightmare: MIT scientists just created a psychopathic A.I

Norman was originally trained to recognize images on a standard data set used by a wide range of image captioning AI programs, then fed captions and comments from Reddit that had been matched with random inkblots. As The Verge notes, Norman is only the extreme version of something that could have equally horrifying effects, but be much easier to imagine happening: "What if you're not white and a piece of software predicts you'll commit a crime because of that?" In other words, the ...

Tech EA Announces Origin Access Premier
Author: 0 EA Announces Origin Access Premier

Today at EA Play 2018, Electronic Arts executive vice president in charge of Worldwide Studios, Patrick Soderlund, announced the arrival of Origin Access Premiere. Like the regular Origin membership, users can take 10% on other Origin digital purchases. Dive into the action starting February 15, 2019 for Origin Access Premier members.

Tech EA announces Sea of Solitude
Author: 0 EA announces Sea of Solitude

Sea of Solitude was first announced back in 2015, but EA picked it up in December of 2016, and it looks like its come a long way since then. The protagonist Kay has succumbed to these kinds of feelings, and she must try to figure out how she can return to her normal self.

Tech Just Cause 4 confirmed through Steam Link
Author: 0 Just Cause 4 confirmed through Steam Link

Shortly after Avalanche's announcement, Just Cause 4 mysteriously popped up on Steam, seemingly spoiling an upcoming E3 reveal. The ad itself, which has subsequently been pulled from the platform, didn't give all that much away in terms of precise details, to be fair; aside from the fact it looks as if Rico Rodriguez will be filling the role of protagonist once again.

Tech Here’s some more in the wild shots of the Pixel 3 XL
Author: 0 Here’s some more in the wild shots of the Pixel 3 XL

For those of you who are fans of the feature, we have some good news-we have strong evidence that suggests it'll return on the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL . We are still some time away from an official announcement, but we're gradually building up a picture of what the Google Pixel 3 will be like. Since acquiring HTC engineers involved in the making of the Pixel 2 as well as intellectual property rights from HTC , it seems like Google has what they need to continue implementing ...

Tech Xbox One’s E3 video game sale is now live
Author: 0 Xbox One’s E3 video game sale is now live

Finally, Microsoft will be offering one month of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Games Pass for $1 each. See below for some of our favorite games that are on sale during the E3 event. The redeemable code is of 25 characters and can be availed via the Web or Xbox One console. The Xbox One S also drops in price by $50 from June 7.

Tech Hitman 2 Collector’s Edition Comes With Extra Missions, Concussive Rubber Duck
Author: 0 Hitman 2 Collector’s Edition Comes With Extra Missions, Concussive Rubber Duck

But there will still be "post-launch content coming afterwards". Interactive Entertainment President David Haddad, who talked about the new partnership with IO Interactive. Hitman 2 will feature "hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments". Elverdam also mentioned, "the story is getting much closer to Diana and Agent 47 as they hunt the Shadow Client".

Tech Meet the BlackBerry KEY2 (hands-on video)
Author: 0 Meet the BlackBerry KEY2 (hands-on video)

Also of note about the keyboard is that it's got a new Speed Key that'll let you access your programmable shortcut keys without having to return to the home screen of your device. In the case of the KEY2 specifically, it's a clear evolution over the last BlackBerry . The phone comes with up t 128GB of internal storage which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a micro-SD card slot.

Tech The Do Not Disturb Feature in iOS 12 Focuses on Mindfulness
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Stacks is all about eliminating clutter. Desktop Stacks can automatically stack files on your desktop into clean groups based on file type, date, or tags. ≡ In Safari , enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps block social media "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission.

Tech AMD's Jim Anderson discusses 32-core Threadripper 2
Author: 0 AMD's Jim Anderson discusses 32-core Threadripper 2

That's a full quarter ahead of expectations. Cisco becomes the latest in a long list of server providers to adopt AMD's EPYC processors. In addition, true to the GPUs' stated mission, the card has a number of optimizations specifically for AI workloads.

Tech Apple Unveils New Features To Curb Addiction To Smartphones
Author: 0 Apple Unveils New Features To Curb Addiction To Smartphones

Siri will "get better at predicting your preferences over time ", Apple tech VP Kevin Lynch said in a presentation focused on Apple Watch. Apple has been emphasizing the HomePod's high-fidelity acoustics, including the ability to pair two devices in stereo mode, in an effort to distinguish its product from Google's and Amazon's speakers, which primarily serve as hubs for those companies' voice-activated assistants.

Tech All the oddball ASUS gadgets announced at Computex 2018
Author: 0 All the oddball ASUS gadgets announced at Computex 2018

The best part, though, is its ability to launch numerous apps directly on the ScreenPad . You can use it to control media playback or access your calendar. Asus unveiled a bunch of new products at the ongoing Computex 2018 . During a brief demo, I opened up a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel and was able to edit formulas using a customized interface on the ScreenPad , watching as the changes were reflected on the main display.

Author: 0 Microsoft Announces "the Biggest Xbox Sale of the Year"

Get deals on Xbox One X enhanced titles like Sea of Thieves , FIFA 18 , Assassin's Creed Origins , and Forza Motorsport 7 , and immerse yourself in stunning 4K ultra HD gaming with HDR. That includes games you play through Xbox Game Pass. Which games will be on display at Microsoft's E3 2018 conference? According to a report from Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Crackdown 3 has been pushed back to 2019.

Tech Intel announces Core i7-8086K Limited Edition, 28-core CPU
Author: 0 Intel announces Core i7-8086K Limited Edition, 28-core CPU

What's special about this chip is it's the first with a 5GHz single-core turbo frequency. So you'll be able to spend a few thousand on a new 28-core CPU this year. In general terms the 7980XE will hit 4GHz as standard, and at that stock speed it delivers 3,385 in Cinebench, making the 28-core CPU some 91% quicker.

Tech The Not-So-Smart Speakers vs. The Sonos System
Author: 0 The Not-So-Smart Speakers vs. The Sonos System

Sonos today unveiled the Sonos Beam, a smart speaker for your TV that supports over 80 music services, multiple voice assistants, and Apple AirPlay 2 . It's also worth noting another key feature is the ability to support multiple voice assistants - something Sonos has been teasing since it announced the Sonos One a year ago.

Tech MacOS Mojave's Continuity Camera Lets You 'Take Photo' with iPhones
Author: 0 MacOS Mojave's Continuity Camera Lets You 'Take Photo' with iPhones

We already knew that macOS 10.14 Mojave would come with a new night mode, and it also looks like you can choose your own color accent from the System Preferences screen . Overall, Mojave seems to be a nice update that brings welcome usability and security features to the platform. And, yes, that means once you got the Home app on your Mac all set up, you can ask Siri to turn on your house's smart lights, or lock the doors, etc.

Tech WWDC 2018: Apple Expected to Preview Siri Updates and More on Monday
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The iPhone software update usually comes for free in September, shortly after the company unveils its latest iPhones. College students at a handful of campuses including the University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma, and Duke will be able to use their Apple Watch in lieu of a student ID card.

Tech Apple takes direct swipe at Facebook over privacy at WWDC
Author: 0 Apple takes direct swipe at Facebook over privacy at WWDC

Apple said Siri will suggest to call people if your calendar knows it is their birthday, or remind you to turn off notifications when you're at the movies. The feature, " Screen Time ", is account-based and works across all of a child's iOS devices. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "extremely glib" for Cook to claim Facebook didn't care about consumers because they don't pay for the service, for instance.

Tech Sony's First Pre-E3 PS4 Game Reveal: Tetris Effect
Author: 0 Sony's First Pre-E3 PS4 Game Reveal: Tetris Effect

Again, it's not the most riveting of game announcements ahead of E3; but, if you're a fan of highly stylized games with addictive puzzle-based gameplay, Tetris Effect certainly looks like it could be worth checking out - especially in 4K resolution.

Tech Destiny makers Bungie working on new game with Chinese publisher
Author: 0 Destiny makers Bungie working on new game with Chinese publisher

We also have some eye-popping 8K Destiny 2: Forsaken screenshots for you. ( Bungie Image) Gambit mode in " Forsaken ". According to a blog post they want to become "an entertainment company that sustains many worlds simultaneously - Destiny and new worlds to come".

Tech Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out
Author: 0 Gmail redesign arrives for all users in July with limited opt-out

That likely means the new Gmail schedule for "regular" users is similar. Until now, consumer Gmail users have had the option to "Try the new Gmail", while G Suite admins have been able to let parts or all of an organization try it through Google's Early Adopter Program.

Tech Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live
Author: 0 Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live

Another important change: if you have an old phone and upgrade to iOS 12, it shouldn't slow down your phone anymore. Apple has officially confirmed a new update to the iPhone and iPad operating system: iOS 12 . Stocks will gain Apple News integration, and support after-hours stock prices, and Voice Memos recordings will sync with iCloud. The company is also taking steps to help users limit the amount of time they spend with particular apps and to fight back against the ...

Tech Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 is a processor built with laptops in mind
Author: 0 Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 is a processor built with laptops in mind

The chip is essentially a Snapdragon 845 , the chip found in high-end Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9, but beefed up slightly so it is suitable for use in PCs. The company says that the Snapdragon 850 includes both hardware and software tuning to make it better at performing PC activities compared to the Snapdragon 845.

Tech Apple issues new App Store rules aimed at streaming PC-based games
Author: 0 Apple issues new App Store rules aimed at streaming PC-based games

That is, until now. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. "We are continuing our efforts to resolve the situation and will keep you updated", he wrote. The country's Federal Security Service has been demanding access to those keys, citing Telegram's use among terrorists, including a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St.

Tech Apple WWDC: Apple wants you to use your iPhone less
Author: 0 Apple WWDC: Apple wants you to use your iPhone less

Users will be able to set and customize Siri Shortcuts through a new Shortcuts app, but certain apps will also provide Siri Shortcuts suggestions as well. According to a recent Bloomberg report , the new "Digital Health" features will appear in iOS 12 settings. Two major Apple investors urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children.

Tech Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Details Arrive
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The RDR 2 Special Edition is the next tier up from the standard edition. The ultimate edition comes with all the content from the special edition , plus the following. Rank Bonuses: You'll get bonus experience online until Rank 25. What the Collector's Box does include is a bunch of physical goodies. Now, this is where things get a little confusing.

Tech WWDC Recap: All The Big Apple Announcements
Author: 0 WWDC Recap: All The Big Apple Announcements

For example, if a photo is selected, the sidebar shows the usual metadata such as file resolution, size, camera type, etc. The new watchOS 5 comes with a "Walkie-Talkie" app through which you can send short voice messages. Here are the live highlights from the keynote session of Apple WWDC 2018 : The watchOS 5 will also bring Siri shortcuts that is there on iOS 12 .

Tech Fallout 76 No Mods: Will There Be Mods in Fallout 76?
Author: 0 Fallout 76 No Mods: Will There Be Mods in Fallout 76?

Vault 76 is not new to the Fallout games, as it has been mentioned many times before in previous games as well. E3 is less than two weeks away, and no doubt Bethesda will make the game the centerpiece of their presentation. The Pip-Boy that makes an appearance reads a date of October 27th, 2102. There's a chance, however, that the launch date could be much sooner than anticipated.