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Tech Half-Life 2 writer has seemingly returned to Valve
Author: 0 Half-Life 2 writer has seemingly returned to Valve

Half-Life 2 writer and Portal co-writer Erik Wolpaw has reportedly returned to Valve , with eagle-eyed players noticing that the veteran's name appears in the credits for the developer's latest game, Artifact . A notable Valve-centric YouTube channel called the Valve News Network also seemed to confirm that the email was not faked, which makes this pretty interesting to see what could be in the works for the team now that they've made the promise of "returning to games".

Author: 0 Former Hearthstone developers working on new Marvel game

The developer is currently looking at taking on more staff, with openings now available for a full-time client engineer and technical artist. You can check out their announcement video below, then share any theories you have about the game in the comment section! Additionally, Second Dinner has received a $30 million minority investment from NetEase, which has allowed the team to move into a new office space in Irvine, California.

Tech Xiaomi Could Be Working on a Foldable Phone, Hands-On Video Surfaced Online
Author: 0 Xiaomi Could Be Working on a Foldable Phone, Hands-On Video Surfaced Online

He also notes that the upcoming handset could be from Xiaomi since the clip indicates that the device is Chinese in origin and interface is similar to MIUI which we see on Xiaomi devices. While Blass didn't vouch for the authenticity of the video, a report previous year from ET News suggested that the Chinese tech giant had started a program to develop an "outfolding" phone.

Author: 0 Samsung unveils sleek new monitors targeting gamers and content creators

The CRG9 ultra-wide monitor boasts one HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0 and a built-in headphone jack. Samsung describes the UR59C as the world's first 32-inch curved 4K UHD monitor for content creators. We don't have pricing or availability details for the above monitors at the time of writing. When using the arm, the Space Monitor can be easily tilted or extended from the wall, as well as lowered to the desk surface.

Tech IOS 12 is Installed on 75% of Apple Mobile Devices
Author: 0 IOS 12 is Installed on 75% of Apple Mobile Devices

We no longer support iTunes as a method of payment for new members. "If you are now billed by iTunes, you can continue to use iTunes billing until your account is cancelled". Google has been quietly working on its next generation operating system that could eventually replace Android altogether. Productivity, Health & Fitness and Education apps are already capturing the attention of customers in the first few days of the year with 1Password, Sweat and Luminosity charting in their respective ...

Tech How to force Google Chrome’s Dark Mode on Windows 10 right now!
Author: 0 How to force Google Chrome’s Dark Mode on Windows 10 right now!

Hence, for all these reasons and complains finally the tech giant Google chose to launch the same well-known dark mode feature for Windows 10 just like a few days ago it confirmed the arrival of this feature for Chrome in macOS Mojave. Unlike its macOS counterpart, which should track the operating-system mode, the Windows dark mode now has to be forcibly turned on with a command-line switch.

Tech Google’s upcoming Fuchsia OS will support Android apps
Author: 0 Google’s upcoming Fuchsia OS will support Android apps

Recent work on Google's in-development operating system Fuchsia has confirmed the OS will support Android apps. They differ from usual Android devices as they do not target specific hardware. It could run in a Linux virtual machine, or it could merely replace Linux kernel calls with equivalents from Fuchsia's Zircon kernel. Fuchsia OS is envisioned to be able to run on universal devices (partly thanks to its kernel), including embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, and even personal ...

Tech Over 350 devs collaborate on game-a-day Meditations project
Author: 0 Over 350 devs collaborate on game-a-day Meditations project

That experience kicked off a quest to sign up developers to create small games that are easy to pick up, figure out, and play with the Meditations launcher offering up a new title every day. Ismail really liked the idea of being able to spend a few minutes each day playing through an entire brand new game. This launcher will serve you a new little game every day.

Tech Project Cars studio to build
Author: 0 Project Cars studio to build "most powerful console ever"

You want a full engine for free to develop your games on it? Besides gaming PCs, the most powerful gaming consoles on the market now are the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X . He does say they "have multiple investors already offering the required funding for us to see the product to completion", so at least this isn't all coming out of their own pocket.

Tech Fortnite New Years Event Goes Live In-Game
Author: 0 Fortnite New Years Event Goes Live In-Game

As the countdown reaches to 0, fireworks appear in the sky and confetti fell from the disco ball, with cheering sound effects on the background. There's also special background music exclusive to this NYE party to witness! The event concludes with a giant firework of a llama with a promising "2019" underneath.

Tech Keep your new smartphone powered up with Anker's Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Author: 0 Keep your new smartphone powered up with Anker's Qi Wireless Charging Pad

The Qi-certified charging pad can power up any Qi-enabled smartphone including the newest Samsung Galaxy series, the latest iPhone models, Google Pixel 3, and many more. The carrier may have started developing the device when USB Type-C ports weren't so widely used. The Power Drum definitely seems like a handy gadget to have especially if you own an Apple Watch and an iPhone.

Tech Nuclear silos in Fallout 76 disabled until issue with launch codes fixed
Author: 0 Nuclear silos in Fallout 76 disabled until issue with launch codes fixed

At first, players thought the lack of new codes was intentional on the developer's part, due to the holidays or what have you, but that was not the case. The patch notes haven't been posted just yet, but Bethesda stated they will be coming soon and noted that the big update will "address numerous issues you've been providing feedback on", according to the news post.

Tech Windows 10 is now the world's most used operating system
Author: 0 Windows 10 is now the world's most used operating system

The OS, first released back in 2015, now has more users than Windows 7 , according to Net Market Share's latest report . That's how long it has taken Microsoft to grow Windows 10's market share enough to grab the top spot in the desktop operating system rankings.

Tech Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket
Author: 0 Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket

According to the latest report issued by Citi Research (reported by CNBC) Apple could be cutting the production of its iPhone XS Max by nearly half (48%) soon. "I was given no other option and was told that nothing could be done for me in store if they could not keep the damaged phone", Hillard said. "I left one hour before the store closed and unsatisfied with the customer service in store, I took back the damaged phone and returned home".

Tech Netflix kills in-app subscriptions on Apple hardware
Author: 0 Netflix kills in-app subscriptions on Apple hardware

If that subscription is canceled, and that user wants to sign-up for the Netflix service once again via iOS , then they would then need to go through the new subscription flow within Safari . In fact, the app still isn't on Google Play, and as long as Google is taking a cut, it likely never will be. But as reported by VentureBeat , Apple charges about 30% cut for all new purchases that are made from App Store and 15% cut for all those subscriptions which are longer than a year.

Tech Popular Android apps keep sending your data to Facebook without consent
Author: 0 Popular Android apps keep sending your data to Facebook without consent

We also found that some apps routinely send Facebook data that is incredibly detailed and sometimes sensitive . The information includes the app's name and the user's unique ID with Google. Facebook's SDK is a platform that the firm offers to developers and lets users login to other services with their Facebook account. While data on what apps are opened by a user may seem innocuous, Facebook can then combine it with data collected through other means to create a very detailed personal ...

Tech 'Assassin's Creed' Invades 'Monster Hunter World' With New Gear
Author: 0 'Assassin's Creed' Invades 'Monster Hunter World' With New Gear

This effect can last up to six minutes while wearing the hood, and your hunter will look like a classic Assassin's Creed assassin. Each of the two Assassin's Creed gear sets will cost two feathers, meaning the arena must be cleared at least four times to earn everything.

Author: 0 IPhone battery replacement: Last day to replace Apple battery for Rs 2,000

Clearly something unfortunate happened, and according to the phone's owner, it happened rather abruptly while he was at work. The iPhone users that are eligible for an out-of-warranty battery replacement can book a service appointment online or can visit the nearest Apple service store.

Tech Atlus teases New Projects, including Persona 5 R
Author: 0 Atlus teases New Projects, including Persona 5 R

Many "Persona" fans are hoping for a Nintendo Switch port, especially after the announcement that " Persona 5's " main character, Joker, is coming to "Super Smash Bros. Beyond this, the leak also stated that Atlus was hard at work on P5U, a fighting game that has now experienced an internal delay due to the development of a Granblue fighting game.

Tech Leaked Nokia 9 PureView promo video details cameras and internals
Author: 0 Leaked Nokia 9 PureView promo video details cameras and internals

It is because the phone is tipped to come with five rear cameras. It isn't clear what the additional cameras are for but we are guessing that both telephoto and ultra-wide-angle lenses are available. Since several devices launched by HMD Global also sport glass backs such as the Nokia 8 .1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus, it is hard to conclude if the upcoming flagship will get wireless charging.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10: Production Started?
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10: Production Started?

This Galaxy A50 will allegedly bring a 4,000mAh battery, which is pretty large, but apparently not as large as the one Samsung will be slapping on the upcoming Galaxy M20 (rumored at 5,000mAh). However, the fingerprint sensor will be of the optical variety and not ultrasonic like in the S10. Samsung is also working on a new smartphone series - Galaxy M Series.

Tech IPhone XS Max explodes in man's back pocket, report claims
Author: 0 IPhone XS Max explodes in man's back pocket, report claims

He rushed out, and took off his trousers. According to Hillard's version of events, he took the burnt phone into an Apple Store and was left waiting for 40 minutes, after having already spent 20 minutes answering questions. Hillard says he was not satisfied with how this all transpired, so he took back possession of the damaged phone, returned home with it, and called the Apple Care line.

Tech The Essential Phone is effectively discontinued
Author: 0 The Essential Phone is effectively discontinued

As noted by Droid Life , it's showing out of stock on pretty much all websites, including from Essential directly and Best Buy, and even the few places where it's available are having issues or are being scrubbed from websites, anyway.

Tech Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve
Author: 0 Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve

Md Rezaul Kabir, general manager (system operations) of state-run Teletalk, attested to the development, saying they received the order from the BTRC around 6pm on Sunday, two hours after the 11thgeneral election ended. "The decision has been taken to prevent rumours and propaganda surrounding the vote", Zakir Hussain Khan said. During the demonstrations for safe roads in August, the BTRC slowed down internet speed for nearly 24 hours, it added.

Author: 0 IPhone XS Max Catches Fire in US Man's Pocket

Where another colleague in his company then helped out by putting out the fire with an extinguisher. Moments later green and yellow smoke came out of the iPhone. All things considered, Hillard is said to be "contemplating legal action" for the physical and psychological trauma suffered as a direct outcome of the explosion, especially after talking to several customer service and safety department specialists, both in person and by phone.

Tech Samsung and Huawei ready for Android Pie rollout
Author: 0 Samsung and Huawei ready for Android Pie rollout

It's worth mentioning that some of the users who said they have received Android 9 Pie own global variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung has been taking a shot at Bixby 2.0 for over a year now and it should offer better voice acknowledgement abilities, better IoT item coordination, and that's just the beginning.

Author: 0 Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle

Speaking to Polygon about the Tencent deal, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney explained that the investment money from Tencent allowed the company to go down the route of freemium games rather than big box titles. Fortnite Battle Royale itself is already a free download and that's exactly what the download code in the bundle does. Sure, other digital stores such as Discord have thrown their hats into the ring, but Epic was arguably the first to challenge Valve's dominance in the distribution of ...

Tech Samsung Galaxy M series phones to sports Infinity V display
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy M series phones to sports Infinity V display

According to earlier reports, Samsung was looking to incorporate additional sensors in the front facing camera , so we might get a ToF built right into the cutout for the front camera. It's possible that the A10 might feature both an in-display sensor and the Sound on Display technology. Samsung highlighted that the A7 or A9 Care Card gives users of the Galaxy A7 or A9 devices full screen protection if the screen is broken within the first 6 months of purchase.