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Tech Nintendo's NES Classic is available at Best Buy and ThinkGeek
Author: 0 Nintendo's NES Classic is available at Best Buy and ThinkGeek

The relaunch of the retro console also brings along updates of matching controllers, like 8BitDo's , whose 2016 controller Gizmodo deemed the best alternative for the console . If curious, you can have a look at the website for more images of the controller or if you want to pre-order one, you can do so for $24.99. The NES Classic will be back in stock on the morning of Friday, June 29 at its original launch price of $60.

Author: 0 A red OnePlus 6 is probably being announced on July 2nd

Currently, the OnePlus 6 has been available in four variants: Mirror Black , Midnight Black , Silk White and the Avengers Limited Edition with a kevlar-like texture. The red OnePlus 6 also has a glass back like its other siblings. Do you like the Lava Red OnePlus 5T and have been praying for a red OnePlus 6? Perhaps unsurprisingly, red is going to be joining the OnePlus 6 lineup here soon.

Tech Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August
Author: 0 Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August

As you can see from the photo below, the One and the One Power are nearly identical minus several small touches. As the Motorola One renders reveal, the front remains unchanged as the Motorola One has the same notched display as the Motorola One Power .

Tech Nissan GT-R50 commemorates five decades of GT-R and Italdesign
Author: 0 Nissan GT-R50 commemorates five decades of GT-R and Italdesign

Unfortunately for fans and collectors the Nissan GT-R50 won't be going into production. But it wasn't designed by the VW-owned coachbuilder; that was done in Nissan studios in London and the US. One of the cooler and new features about the Nissan GT-R50 Italdesign is the rear wing. The most important modification is the roofline that is now 54 millimeters lower than the original and features a lower center section and raised outer portions to " give the roof profile a muscular look ".

Tech Huawei 5G phone coming next year
Author: 0 Huawei 5G phone coming next year

Talking more about the advantages of the 5G technology, the company's CEO stated that the adoption of this connectivity will help a lot in the growth of both augmented and virtual reality. Huawei expects its first 5G smartphones to arrive in June 2019. Xu emphasized that 5G standards are the result of joint collaboration between global organizations.

Tech More details leak out about Microsoft's new
Author: 0 More details leak out about Microsoft's new "pocketable" Surface

This device is codenamed "Andromeda" and will come with a dual-display design. Microsoft's Surface range could one day include a folding, dual-screen device. Prototype are ARM-powered, and stylus input has been experimented with. "It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing", the document adds.

Tech WhatsApp now lets group admins restrict messages in groups
Author: 0 WhatsApp now lets group admins restrict messages in groups

The company mentioned in a blog , "Today, we're launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group". You can download WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store for free. "We've introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases", the company said in a statement. The group then basically becomes a one-way stream, where a small number of admins can broadcast to an audience up to 256 users.

Tech Apple Maps is getting a complete redesign
Author: 0 Apple Maps is getting a complete redesign

He's also very aware that in the six years Apple Maps has been around, it's just not been up to par. CNET compared iOS 12 against iOS 11.4 on two iPhone 5s 16GB models to get a rough idea how iOS 12 performed under common tasks, like launching Mail, Safari and Maps, as well as the tasks Apple touted.

Tech Uncharted Creator Amy Hennig Sets Up New Indie Studio
Author: 0 Uncharted Creator Amy Hennig Sets Up New Indie Studio

EA officially confirmed in an October blog post that the untitled Star Wars game had not necessarily been canceled, but between a full studio's closure and "shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency", it would nearly certainly not resemble Hennig and Visceral's original project, which EA had described as "a story-based, linear game".

Tech Amazon unveils newest tablet aimed at children
Author: 0 Amazon unveils newest tablet aimed at children

And whenever you want to go back and use them as a tablet, you can simply turn off Show Mode . But rather than have separate devices, Show Mode lets you make your Fire tablet a dual goal device. The docking station doesn't have an external microphone or speaker so only the tablet's internals will be used to power this experience. The same application now allows you to get Amazon's own devices within the same time frame.

Tech Fortnite’s new Playground Mode and everything else in version 4.5
Author: 0 Fortnite’s new Playground Mode and everything else in version 4.5

There's no word on when the Playground mode will return or if its duration will be extended since it's still a LTM and won't be permanent, but Epic Games should have more information on the topic tomorrow. Plus, the quadrilogy questline in Fortnite's Save the World mode comes to an end with its final chapter now in the game. "Build massive structures.

Tech PlayStation Network, Twitter, and more down due to Comcast outage
Author: 0 PlayStation Network, Twitter, and more down due to Comcast outage

A Comcast outage has hit the second-largest US pay-TV service, with the company saying it's experiencing a nationwide interruption affecting millions of video, internet and phone customers. "We apologize & are working to get services restored as soon as possible". Complaints peaked early in the day, but Comcast outages continued popping up well into the afternoon.

Tech This insane case design is like an airbag for your smartphone
Author: 0 This insane case design is like an airbag for your smartphone

A German university student has created a solution for people who always drop and break their smartphones: an airbag in the form of an iPhone case . The Handyairbag taps into your phone's accelerometer, knowing when it's in freefall and triggering protective measures the minute it senses that your phone's falling.

Author: 0 Motorola One line likely to debut at August launch event

It will certainly be interesting to see the company try to make a splash, especially as it comes during a busy time on the calendar that also has Samsung unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 in NY on August 9, the week after Motorola's event. A flagship Moto Z3 is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip with a possible dual-camera array. However, with a name like "Power" you might expect that device to have a larger battery (believed to be 3,780 mAh), which could perhaps add to the ...

Tech Is Samsung making a new yellow-blue Galaxy Note 9 model?
Author: 0 Is Samsung making a new yellow-blue Galaxy Note 9 model?

The Galaxy Note 9 will be nearly identical to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8, in terms of design and materials. The dual rear cameras are located horizontally, with the fingerprint sensor being below them. But this update involves more than just a firmware update, it also includes support for RCS Universal Profile 1.0, allowing for richer communications between carriers.

Tech OnePlus spells out its Android system and security update policy
Author: 0 OnePlus spells out its Android system and security update policy

Looking at the schedule, it appears that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will continue getting standard OTA updates till November while the last Open Beta will arrive this week followed by the release of the stable version next month. Have you chosen a OnePlus phone because of the firm's past record with Android updates? This schedule applies for the OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T and the newly launched OnePlus 6 , and will be effective immediately.

Tech SD Association launches SD Express standard
Author: 0 SD Association launches SD Express standard

It also increases the storage capacity in SD memory cards from the current 2TB with SDXC to 128TB with the new SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) card. SD Express is the more immediately interesting standard, allowing for data transfer speeds of up to 985MBPS, on par with the fastest other standards in ports commonly available.

Tech It’s official: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th
Author: 0 It’s official: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th

It is believed to look a lot like the Note 8 , except with a potential fingerprint sensor moved below the rear camera sensor. The Galaxy Note 9 is coming - and it could be a big deal. Samsung Galaxy A6 has now received its first price cut in India. Even on Samsung's pressroom website, the company has said the following, and at this stage, it is pretty easy to guess that the Galaxy Note 9 is going to be unveiled on the 9th of August.

Tech New McLaren 600LT Is A 600 PS Lightweight Ferrari Nightmare
Author: 0 New McLaren 600LT Is A 600 PS Lightweight Ferrari Nightmare

Mechanically, the McLaren 600LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces a peak power of 600PS (592bhp), and maximum torque of 620Nm (457lb ft). "The 675LT resurrected the revered name, creating the purest distillation of the sheer driving pleasure embodied by all McLaren cars", stated McLaren CEO, Mike Flewitt.

Tech Xbox Live Games With Gold for July Revealed
Author: 0 Xbox Live Games With Gold for July Revealed

On the Xbox 360 side, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is a fighting game geared toward online competitive play. With a taut story line, non-stop bullet-play, and attractive visuals, the action really ramps up in multiplayer and will leave you breathless.

Tech Fortnite Final Fight LTM Disabled, 50v50 Returns
Author: 0 Fortnite Final Fight LTM Disabled, 50v50 Returns

If you're invested in the game, it sounds like you won't want to miss this. Fortnite's patch 4.5 released yesterday, bringing with it the new Playground LTM mode , which enabled you and three friends to jump into a map without the need to fight in a normal battle royale setup.

Tech A New Hamster Joins Overwatch? Wrecking Ball (Hammond) Revealed
Author: 0 A New Hamster Joins Overwatch? Wrecking Ball (Hammond) Revealed

Transform into a ball and increase maximum movement speed. Wrecking Ball is now being tested in the PTR. While airbone, he can use Piledriver to slam into the ground and launch enemies skyward. "In one of the many experiments carried out at Horizon Lunar Colony , animals were given genetic therapy to assess their adaptation to extended periods of habitation on the moon".

Tech Google to challenge home consoles with Yeti project
Author: 0 Google to challenge home consoles with Yeti project

Gaming companies are certainly keeping an eye on the future of streaming, which could potentially kill off the need for expensive home consoles. And Google has a long history of hiring game developers for projects that never quite materialize.

Tech Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo obliterates Nürburgring lap record
Author: 0 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo obliterates Nürburgring lap record

Clocking a time of 5 minutes, 19.55 seconds, the auto beat the previous record by a solid 51.58 seconds. However, this can't be directly compared to the 6:11.13 Stefan Bellof pulled while manhandling a Porsche 956 racecar back in 1983 - while the latter was achieved in racing conditions, we have to keep in mind that the 919 Evo is no longer restricted by endurance racing rules.

Tech Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country
Author: 0 Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country

On Friday, Comcast customers across the United States reported technical issues with their service. Comcast has gone down for some customers, the company has confirmed . Complaints began to roll in at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday as customers experienced trouble connecting with the services. We'll update this story as Comcast comes back online or if the outage continues or worsens throughout the day.

Author: 0 OnePlus 7 could be at U.S. carriers without bloatware

Talking to PC Mag this week, during Mobile World Congress Shanghai (China), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the company's already "working with U.S. He did not specify which OnePlus model will be the first to launch with 5G support. Lau also said that OnePlus will sell phones through carriers in the USA, a move that would offer more people the chance to try the handsets before buying them.

Tech Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL design leaks in full
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL design leaks in full

Specification details are scarce at the moment, however, the report notes that both the smartphones will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and at least the larger variant will have a 6GB RAM. Notches are so early 2018 - or so Oppo's Find X would have you believe - but Google seems to remain steadfast in its opinion that the notch train don't stop for nobody.

Tech South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling
Author: 0 South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling

Bonaparte, JA President & CEO. The case, which will have a profound effect on the consumer economy, saw the country's Supreme Court justices voting 5 to 4 that states have the right to impose taxes on online sales even if the retailer does not have a warehouse or a physical store in their jurisdiction.

Tech Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere
Author: 0 Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere

The app is meant to be a kind of shortcut for Oculus Go users looking to watch traditional 2D videos on the headset: Content from Netflix, Hulu and elsewhere - think videos that aren't optimized for VR headsets, but would also stream on your phone, computer or TV.

Tech Asus Zenfone 5z arrives in India on July 4
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5z arrives in India on July 4

After launching an ultra-popular lower mid-range smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Review ), it appears that the Taiwanese brand is getting ready to launch a new smartphone in India in the next few days. The device comes with a large 6.2-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080*2246 and aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass.

Tech Sony Is 'Looking at' Cross-Play Solutions for 'Fortnite'
Author: 0 Sony Is 'Looking at' Cross-Play Solutions for 'Fortnite'

I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our businessbtw when I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money. To recap, the Fortnite PS4 issue gained steam when Fortnite launched on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, it's such a simple toggle that previous year Epic Games briefly allowed PlayStation and Xbox players to team up in Fortnite before turning off the feature, telling ...

Tech Google Home and Chromecast outage hits millions of users worldwide
Author: 0 Google Home and Chromecast outage hits millions of users worldwide

It's not unusual for cloud services to go down at times due to software issues or data center problems, but it can be hard for users to get information when such an event occurs. However, users who wanted to get up and running sooner could do so by rebooting their device. Google hasn't commented on the source of either issue, or if the two are related , but the @MadebyGoogle Twitter account was busy Wednesday tweeting at angry users for hours letting them know a fix is on the way.

Tech New WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocols Released by Wi-Fi Alliance
Author: 0 New WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocols Released by Wi-Fi Alliance

WPA3-Personal is optimized for smaller, one-password networks in homes and apartments , and has an authentication mechanism that's resistant to what's known as a dictionary attack, in which hackers intercept traffic between a client and Wi-Fi router and use a graphics card or cloud computing service to iterate through all possible passwords.