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Tech Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018
Author: 0 Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018

We say likely because Rockstar has still said virtually nothing about it, and yet it's out tomorrow... for some people. Don't worry if you didn't, though; players who jumped into the Wild West on launch day (26 October) can enjoy Online from Wednesday 28 November.

Author: 0 Elon Musk: 70% Odds I'm Going to Mars

It also set a date-Jan. This two-stage vehicle - composed of a Booster and a Ship - is created to eventually replace the company's Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and the Dragon spacecraft. You might land successfully. Should he succeed in landing on Mars , he expects to work "non-stop to build the base". "Once you get there, even after doing all this, there's a very harsh environment so there's a good chance you die there".

Tech Alien: Blackout could be the next Alien game, Fox trademark suggests
Author: 0 Alien: Blackout could be the next Alien game, Fox trademark suggests

The application was filed on the 22 of November and is now under examination, pertaining to keywords such as "downloadable computer game software" and "computer game discs". Well, let's have a peek over at Game Awards host Geoff Keighley's Twitter account - oh! If those worlds will indeed change, what have they got planned now? Not only is Alien famous for retaining its 80s sci-fi aesthetic, but the "W" could be hinting towards the fictional Weyland Corp, or Weyland-Yutani Corp after its ...

Tech Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Again)
Author: 0 Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Again)

This time it's the Intel Display Driver that the new code has taken objection to, in a round of incompatibility problems we've not seen since the bad old days of Windows Vista. This latest Intel driver audio bug is different, according to Microsoft, to an earlier issue that occurred after installing the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver and which affected both the 1803 and 1809 versions of Windows 10 .

Tech Donald Trump is a p*nis, according to Siri
Author: 0 Donald Trump is a p*nis, according to Siri

Gaming Wikipedia can have all sorts of interesting effects. The image error was thanks to a group of hackers making edits to the President's Wikipedia page, and also works with the phrase "Who is Donald Trump? ". The miscreants have been blocked indefinitely. Now Apple's Siri has waded into the debate about Donald Trump by issuing a rather rude description of him.

Tech Apple is said to offer discount on iPhone in Japan
Author: 0 Apple is said to offer discount on iPhone in Japan

But Apple is now looking to lower it further to boost sales . The company is also rumored to restart iPhone X production for specific markets. After claiming that the new iPhone models are moving slower than planned through its supplier and manufacturer checks, WSJ reported again that Apple is going to offer discount to its XR model in Japan , which is said to be falling short of plan the most.

Tech Google Duplex Now Available for Pixel Owners in Select Cities
Author: 0 Google Duplex Now Available for Pixel Owners in Select Cities

As far as Duplex's current functionalities are considered, they are actually quite limited . As you might recall, Duplex allows Google Assistant to call businesses and make appointments and reservations for you. Once all that is done, Google Duplex gets to work. If you're anxious about Duplex not getting things right, Google says it can complete four out of five fully automated tasks.

Tech Xiaomi moves 600,000 Redmi Note 6 Pro units in first India sale
Author: 0 Xiaomi moves 600,000 Redmi Note 6 Pro units in first India sale

If you did not manage to buy one, don't worry. The smartphone has a 19:9 display and a dual camera on the front. Both the models ship with 64GB internal storage. It even comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Thankfully, there is a 3.5mm audio jack present, with the Redmi Note 6 Pro receiving power through its microUSB port.

Tech Apple acquires privacy-focused AI startup Silk Labs
Author: 0 Apple acquires privacy-focused AI startup Silk Labs

According to sources, the San Mateo-based startup was co-founded by three engineers Andreas Gal , Chris Jones, and Michael Vines in 2015. Apple has beefed up its in-house artificial intelligence (AI) resources with the acquisition of an AI startup called Silk Labs , Engadget is reporting .

Tech Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India Launch Event Starts
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India Launch Event Starts

The design and internals of the phone are same as the Redmi Note 5 Pro . The phone has security features such as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor along with an infrared sensor-backed Face Unlock . The front of the smartphone houses a 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor for selfies. The camera department sees a significant upgrade. The battery capacity should, under optimal usage last for around two days with a single charge.

Tech PUBG Mobile Season 4: Royale Pass, New Gun, New Mode
Author: 0 PUBG Mobile Season 4: Royale Pass, New Gun, New Mode

The official PUBG Mobile Season 4 will be out on 21st November. Added new Sanhok Vehicle: Scooter. The reason for this could be the fact that the mobile version of the game has managed to become much more popular than the other versions of the game.

Author: 0 Google's conversational Duplex AI rolls out to some Pixel owners

I'm not holding my breath to use Duplex at this point, because as VentureBeat's video shows, it takes a fair amount of time to get the service to gather info from you before it can place a call; you might find it quicker to just phone the restaurant yourself.

Tech Fallout 76 already drops under £40 on console during Black Friday
Author: 0 Fallout 76 already drops under £40 on console during Black Friday

Overall, this is the best deal for the PS4 Spider-Man bundle and will likely be one of the most popular products on Black Friday , but stock limitations bump it down to #2 on our list. You can take a look at some of these early deals just below, but come back this evening for the full rundown of whats on offer. Additionally, as many expected, Starlink's physical toys to life starter kit has already seen a price drop down to £39.95 on all systems , including the Switch version with its nice ...

Tech Google Play Offers $0.99 Movie Rentals for Thanksgiving
Author: 0 Google Play Offers $0.99 Movie Rentals for Thanksgiving

But the movie rental price seems perfectly situated to the Thursday of Thanksgiving itself. When you rent a movie on Google Play , you have up to 30 days to start watching it, meaning you can just stockpile rentals to get you through most of the holiday season.

Tech Google takes a Shortcut to link Assistant and Siri
Author: 0 Google takes a Shortcut to link Assistant and Siri

Once you update the Google Assistant app from iOS App Store , open the app on your iPhone. This means that you could actually say “Hey Siri , Hey Google”, then wait a few seconds for Assistant to open and then speak your command to Google.

Tech Xboom AI ThinQ WK9 is LG's answer to the Amazon Echo Show
Author: 0 Xboom AI ThinQ WK9 is LG's answer to the Amazon Echo Show

The WK9 is actually a device that we've been waiting on for quite some time - it was first revealed earlier this year , but after a few months of silence, it seems that LG may be ready to begin shipping this smart display. There is a 5MP camera on the front which will handle the video calls. LG's nearly arrived months and months ago , but today, the company finally made the device officially available.

Tech Internet economy in South-east Asia to top US$240b by 2025
Author: 0 Internet economy in South-east Asia to top US$240b by 2025

It credited e-commerce companies - Alibaba's Lazada, Sea Ltd's Shopee, and Indonesia's Tokopedia - for helping develop the sector. Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country by population, is forecast to hit $100 billion by 2025, ahead of Thailand ($43 billion) and Vietnam ($33 billion), with strong growth forecast across the board.

Tech You can now place Skype calls using Amazon Alexa
Author: 0 You can now place Skype calls using Amazon Alexa

Now, you can make Skype calls on both audio-only Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus as well as video-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo Shot and Echo Spot. Alexa can now connect to your Skype account, allowing you to use Alexa as a voice controller for Skype . As for the Microsoft news, when you link Skype with Alexa, you'll get 100 minutes of free calls per month for two months, so 200 free minutes total.

Tech Google Photos for iOS Now Supports Portrait Depth Effect Editing
Author: 0 Google Photos for iOS Now Supports Portrait Depth Effect Editing

New to iOS, adjust the background blur and change the focus of your portrait mode photo . What are your thoughts on the new Google Photos update for iOS? And now you don't need to upgrade to Apple's latest crop of iPhones to get this depth editing , thanks to a recent update to Google Photos.

Tech Development On The Walking Dead
Author: 0 Development On The Walking Dead

Skybound has announced that development of Telltale Games' beleaguered title The Walking Dead: The Final Season is now underway once again. Despite the layoffs , Telltale promised that the title would be finished and ended up making a deal with Robert Kirkman's studio, Skybound Games , to complete the last two episodes.

Tech Edge Browser Can Now Sign Into Microsoft Accounts With FIDO2 Security Keys
Author: 0 Edge Browser Can Now Sign Into Microsoft Accounts With FIDO2 Security Keys

You can now sign-in to your Microsoft account by using Windows Hello or a hardware security key instead of your username or password. Assuming you meet those requirements (and you've got a compatible FIDO2 key), all you need to do is sign into your Microsoft Account through Edge and then head to the Security menu.

Tech Valve discontinues the Steam Link hardware
Author: 0 Valve discontinues the Steam Link hardware

Valve has announced the discontinuation of the physical Steam Link device. Though not the first PC streaming solution, it was by far the most prevalent. Valve also has an app that lets a smartphone function in much the same way, or steams the games to itself instead. Because of that, Valve seems to be ditching the hardware and moving over to mobile development exclusively.

Tech Social network Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store due to child pornography
Author: 0 Social network Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store due to child pornography

However, many of them couldn't find the app within Apple's store . Some who still had Tumblr installed reported not being able to use the app. "We're committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse".

Tech Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down right now
Author: 0 Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down right now

Facebook is now down for many users. Users looking for answers headed to Twitter , where the #facebookdown hashtag rapidly started trending. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook tweeted. However, it's rare for Facebook's entire family of apps to be spotty at the same time. Facebook has more than 2.2 billion users worldwide, while Instagram - which is owned by Facebook - has more than one billion active users.

Tech Google Pixels will save transcripts from Call Screen starting later this year
Author: 0 Google Pixels will save transcripts from Call Screen starting later this year

While many believed that this was a hardware issue, Google has confirmed that a software update will eliminate the issue on Pixel 3 XL . Charged reports that hundreds of Pixel 3 owners have taken to online channels such as Reddit and the Google Product Forums with complaints that their cameras are no longer working.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to sport a 6.66-inch AMOLED screen
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to sport a 6.66-inch AMOLED screen

The Galaxy S10 will be the first device from the company to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor except for the entry-level model which comes with the 64GB storage option. There will particularly be a device with model number SM-F900U that will have 512GB of onboard storage. Notably, the company also recently teased the Galaxy A8s with a single display hole design for the selfie camera.

Tech Instagram Is Deleting Fake Likes, Followers & Comments
Author: 0 Instagram Is Deleting Fake Likes, Followers & Comments

Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become a tool for online influencers to amass large followings and often, in turn, get paid to market products. There's also a vague warning that accounts which continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience in this manner "may see their Instagram experience impacted".

Tech Microsoft and Apple are working together to resolve an iCloud bug
Author: 0 Microsoft and Apple are working together to resolve an iCloud bug

The thing is that if you have iCloud already installed on your system, you will, unfortunately, see that you can not install the October 2018 update. You'll also have trouble if you have F5 VPN software installed. According to Microsoft, Apple iCloud version 7.7.0.27 has an incompatibility with the latest update. Windows UI Library (WinUI) allows you take advantage of the latest Fluent controls and styles for Windows 10 apps without having to wait for all your customers to update to the ...

Tech Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip
Author: 0 Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip

So, if you've purchased the new Apple iPad Pro (or are planning to buy one soon), make sure you take proper care of it. After all, you can't have light and thin devices with huge surface areas and not expect them to bend. Of course, all tablets can be bent to a certain degree but the ease with which Zack could bend the iPad Pro's body should raise genuine concerns about Apple sacrificing build quality to shave off a few millimeters.

Tech Sony is skipping E3 2019
Author: 0 Sony is skipping E3 2019

There is a person going off with the name /u/RuthenicCookie and he has been leaking information/rumors hours and days related to Sony , E3 and PlayStation , just before the official announcement. Considering the statement Sony provided, the company is planning some sort of event for 2019. The Last of Us II looks to be released late this year or early next year.

Tech Fallout 76 Servers Down - Maintenance Scheduled
Author: 0 Fallout 76 Servers Down - Maintenance Scheduled

This November 19 patch will see the developers attempt to address the majority of those problems, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will be successful. Similarly frustrating was a bug that would return items to a broken state after they had been fixed; that bug has been quashed in this update as well.

Author: 0 Apple reportedly slashes production orders for iPhone XR and XS

It was only a few weeks ago when we heard that Apple had slashed production of the iPhone XR as demand failed to meet expectations. The release came after the company put the $999 iPhone XS and the $1,099 iPhone XS Max on the market in September.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be A Threat
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be A Threat

The update for the Samsung Galaxy J8 carries the build number J810GDDU2ARJ4, and brings some new features and improvements also, apart from the AR Emoji. During its Samsung Developers Conference, the company unveiled its experimental notch designs - Infinity-U, Infinity-V, and Infinity-O. With the Galaxy S10 expected to make its debut sometime next year, people are wondering if the smartphone manufacturer is ready to let bezels die.

Tech IPad Pro bend test confirms what we already know: Tablets are fragile
Author: 0 IPad Pro bend test confirms what we already know: Tablets are fragile

If you are noticing a bend in your iPad Pro , take it into an Apple Store and get some expert advice on whether you can get it replaced as a defective unit. As The Verge rightly points out, other iPad models can also bend a lot easier than iPhones, so it's not like this is a major discovery. Considering iPad Pro is the most premium iPad offering from Apple boasting a hefty price tag, ample sturdiness tests must be performed and quality materials must be used to make sure that everything ...