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Tech Apple is planning a Netflix-like subscription service for games
Author: 0 Apple is planning a Netflix-like subscription service for games

As sales of iPhones plateau, the tech giant is looking to find new revenue streams, and one of those possible money-makers may just be a boon to gamers . The service is still in the early stages of development , and Apple could ultimately decide to abandon it", Cheddar reported. "It is completely unproven in games except for some minor success from Microsoft , Sony, and Electronic Arts".

Tech Samsung finally launched phones with notches, but didn't copy Apple's design
Author: 0 Samsung finally launched phones with notches, but didn't copy Apple's design

The new Galaxy M phones are marketed as "India-first" smartphones and targeted to the millennials. As the company has already confirmed, all three smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon. The M20 is also available with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and that model will cost Rs 12,990. The big change for Samsung in M lineup is the all-new notch display, dubbed "Infinity-V".

Tech FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on persons they're calling
Author: 0 FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on persons they're calling

In order to trigger the FaceTime bug, you have to start a call, add a person, and choose your own phone number when prompted, thus you'll start a group call even if the other person's phone is still ringing. The bug is believed to affect any pair of iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. Since Apple isn't approaching this problem with enough urgency, we recommend disabling FaceTime for now.

Tech Samsung Ditches Plastic Product Packaging Materials
Author: 0 Samsung Ditches Plastic Product Packaging Materials

All of the above will be implemented by a special task force that will take care of design and development, marketing and quality control for packaging. Bio-plastics come from non-fossil fuel materials like starch or sugar cane. Under the company's circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has set a mid-term implementation plan to only use paper packaging materials certified by forestry initiatives by next year.

Tech Nokia's Penta-Camera Monster Tipped For MWC Launch
Author: 0 Nokia's Penta-Camera Monster Tipped For MWC Launch

Joining that model is the Nokia 2 V, the first Nokia phone to be offered on Verizon. It's powered by the Snapdragon 439 platform, a processor Qualcomm launched a year ago for mid-tier phones. Also mentioned is the inclusion of Imagination Tech PowerVR GE8100 (570 MHz), 1GB RAM and Android 9 Pie . Success in the U.S. is closely tied to wireless carrier support and the most recent example of this is the OnePlus 6T launch with T-Mobile that saw a 249 percent increase over the launch of ...

Tech Nokia 9 and 8.1 Plus officially confirmed for February
Author: 0 Nokia 9 and 8.1 Plus officially confirmed for February

The full specs of the Nokia 1 Plus have been leaked , and alongside that, some renders of the phone have also been revealed. Not all that much is known about the Nokia 9 PureView , but likely it will continue the trend of using Zeiss Optics, and offer a bloat-free interface thanks to Android One .

Tech Anthem Demo End Time: When Does the Anthem Demo End
Author: 0 Anthem Demo End Time: When Does the Anthem Demo End

While server requests may reduce later today, we may also see the publisher increase server capacity in response to the demand. After being let into the VIP Demo of the game, there were more than a few problems in the EA title - players' inability to get past the home screen and a variety of other connectivity problems.

Author: 0 DeepMind AlphaStar AI beats StarCraft II pro players 10-1

Now DeepMind has come back to challenge the best human players of StarCraft II with its AlphaStar AI . AlphaStar , the first artificial entity to defeat a top professional player , has shown how this criterion will prove increasingly ineffective, as such technology continues to exceed human gaming capabilities.

Tech Android Q might ship with new Font, Icon shape and more
Author: 0 Android Q might ship with new Font, Icon shape and more

It wasn't too long ago that Google launched its third-gen Pixel phones . Error codes in Android Q's framework-res APK tell users to move the phone closer or look directly at sensors while the phone is assumedly trying to authenticate or alert the user that their device doesn't have the right hardware.

Tech Google I/O developer conference 2019 dates have been confirmed
Author: 0 Google I/O developer conference 2019 dates have been confirmed

Google has inadvertently announced that it will continue the trend of holding its annual I/O conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Kottmann responded with the main details of the happening, ensuring an anticlimactic end to the short-lived plan. Thanks to whatever random internet user that was first to solve the puzzle , we now know Google I/O 2019 will be taking place on May 7th through the 9th.

Tech Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold
Author: 0 Red Dead Online Beta Update Comes with Opportunity for Free Gold

The most recent update has added lobby improvements and rewards for players as a token of gratitude. Gun Rush , RDO's version of a Battle Royale mode, has seen some progress over the short time it was introduced. Rockstar is counting on the 32-player kill-or-be-killed battle mode to be a big seller for RDO - in hopes of competing with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG - and welcome all the feedback they can get to improve it.

Tech Google's Plan To Limit Ad-Blocker Performance On Chrome Riles Developers
Author: 0 Google's Plan To Limit Ad-Blocker Performance On Chrome Riles Developers

Instead, Google engineers are taking permissions away from browser extensions. That means, in future, plugins using webRequest will only be able to "read" network requests. Describing the declarativeNetRequest API, Google notes the API allows extensions to tell Chrome what to do with a given request, rather than have Chrome forward the request to the extension.

Tech The Xiaomi Redmi Go could be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone
Author: 0 The Xiaomi Redmi Go could be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone

Now that Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Redmi Note 7 is coming to India, we expect the device launch by the end of February. As per the latest announcement from Xiaomi India - Managing Director - Manu Kumar Jain, the Chinese phone maker will soon launch the Note 7 phone in India.

Tech Microsoft Office 365 is nearly ready for the Mac App Store
Author: 0 Microsoft Office 365 is nearly ready for the Mac App Store

Apple's software portal offers the same version of the apps that are available via Microsoft's site. These apps have been available for Mac, but previously you'd have to download the full program from the internet, or buy a boxed copy. The Mac App Store Office 365 offer also makes it possible for businesses to distribute the bundled apps with the help of the Apple Business Manager , a device management dashboard specifically created to make it a lot easier for a company's IT department to ...

Tech 'PUBG Lite' beta test begins in Thailand
Author: 0 'PUBG Lite' beta test begins in Thailand

It's more likely this free-to-play version of the game will see worldwide distribution to compete against Fortnite, which has been free from the start. An official announcement has turned up on the website for the PUBG Lite beta test in Thailand. Vikendi will be added to PUBG Lite in a future update.

Tech Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road
Author: 0 Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road

Field's addition meant new leadership for the autonomous vehicle group, alongside Bob Mansfield. Apple has been extremely quiet about its self-driving auto initiative, to the point that most of what we "know" about the company's ambitions has been limited to innuendo, speculation, and leaks.

Tech HMD To Complete Nokia Android 9 Pie Rollout In Record Time
Author: 0 HMD To Complete Nokia Android 9 Pie Rollout In Record Time

From the revival of the classic banana phone to the release of several Android One devices, Nokia had an action-packed 2018; the foundation stones for which were laid down at the Mobile World Congress. A senior HMD Global officer has revealed that smartphones which are yet to be upgraded to the latest major build of Android such as Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus will receive the Android Pie update later this week, while the rest will get it before June comes to an end.

Tech Toyota Land Cruiser gets nostalgic with Heritage Edition
Author: 0 Toyota Land Cruiser gets nostalgic with Heritage Edition

The Americans don't get the 1VD-FTE twin-turbo diesel V8 which accounts for more than 98 per cent of Land Cruiser sales here. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition features bronze accents inside and out, as well as a few other cosmetic updates.

Tech Metroid Prime 4 Development Restarted, Retro Studios Now Developing
Author: 0 Metroid Prime 4 Development Restarted, Retro Studios Now Developing

The news was revealed in a video posted on YouTube that's presented by Shinya Takahashi, senior managing executive officer for Nintendo. Please take a look. He said the current development status of the game is "very challenged", and said the shift in development studios was a "difficult decision". We still don't officially know which studio was actually working on the game (though it has always been rumored to be Bandai Namco ), but whatever hurdles the studio encountered during ...

Tech Vivo reveals Apex 2019 portless, buttonless concept phone
Author: 0 Vivo reveals Apex 2019 portless, buttonless concept phone

Renders of the Vivo APEX 2019 were leaked earlier this week showing off the phone from all angles. On the back, the Nex Dual Display Edition offers a 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display (1920×1080p resolution). Well, that is either the phone's Achilles' heel or a bold trade off-there is not a selfie camera to be found. The device sports an all-view display, with only a small chin and no bezels on the top or sides of the device.

Tech Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update
Author: 0 Samsung Gear S3, Gear Sport get new features in Tizen 4.0 update

The devices can also record a series of exercises in succession and these back-to-back workouts are available to view at a glance immediately after a workout. Not much has been done for the Gear's built-in apps, though, but the one thing that got a lot of love this update is the Messages app. MMS support has been improved to display images in notifications and play animated images when reading a message.

Tech Meizu launches insane new smartphone without any ports
Author: 0 Meizu launches insane new smartphone without any ports

The Meizu Zero features a minimalistic design with Black and White Glossy black panel finishes. On the top edge you'll find a pair of holes: one for a microphone, and another for a reset button that you'll need a paperclip or SIM eject tool to press.

Tech Apple revives its cheaper iPhone SE as expensive models flop
Author: 0 Apple revives its cheaper iPhone SE as expensive models flop

However, several reports have indicated that Apple has cut back on production of the "budget" iPhone XR. It's also cheaper than the $249 United States dollars pricing from Apple.com (about $331 CAD), which recently had the device on clearance.

Tech Switch dominates a great year for game consoles in 2018
Author: 0 Switch dominates a great year for game consoles in 2018

That said, the system didn't quite rise to the sales level the PS4 hit in 2015, its extremely strong second full year on store shelves. Ultimate became the fifth best-selling game of 2018 in the U.S. Total sales of software, hardware, and accessories grew by 2 percent for the month of December and 13 percent over the entire year. But neither of these took off.

Tech Bioware Releases Short Trailer for the Anthem VIP Demo
Author: 0 Bioware Releases Short Trailer for the Anthem VIP Demo

Central Europe will get access at 4PM, the United States East Coast at 12pm and the West Coast at 9am. Anthem is an online only game so you will also need an internet connection and a PSN or Xbox Live subscription. The initial VIP demo kicks off at 9:00am on Friday and there are a few ways to play outside of pre-ordering Anthem . If you have EA Access , you can play the Xbox One and PC version on February 15.

Tech KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Server 2019 released
Author: 0 KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Server 2019 released

In 2017, Microsoft announced Windows 10 ARM - a version of its desktop operating system that has been specifically optimized to work on processors with the ARM architecture, a.k.a. For a brief period, the much-loved Windows Phone was a genuine alternative to Android and iOS. Microsoft has launched a campaign Gaming on Windows 10 , which collects the user's wishes regarding what they would like to improve in the OS.

Tech Capcom Really Loves Remaking Resident Evil 2
Author: 0 Capcom Really Loves Remaking Resident Evil 2

The Ghost Survivors sets itself up as a "What If?" side story that will see players take control of other characters from Resident Evil 2 . It will also feature randomised elements and an in-game shop for players to visit and stock up on items to fight back the undead.

Tech Phone makers are going all-in on foldables, but I'm skeptical
Author: 0 Phone makers are going all-in on foldables, but I'm skeptical

After smartphones with notched displays in 2018, this year (2019), we are expecting to see a lot of smartphones with punch-hole (or in-display cameras) displays. The handset converts flawlessly from a tablet-sized device with an approximate 4:3 ratio to a more traditional and compact phone-like device when the screen is folded.