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Move Over Nintendo, Sony May Launch PlayStation Classic

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Sony could also port PlayStation Classics for the PS 4 such as Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil games with the original art. PS 1 games will do great on the PS 4 and it will be easier to do this then making a PS 1 Classic Edition. This would also likely mean that a PlayStation Mini would have far fewer games than the NES Classic Mini or would come with a heftier price tag. Read More »

Hundreds Of Cheap Smartphone Models Come Loaded With Malware

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The phones concerned belong to manufacturers such as ZTE , Archos , Prestige, and myPhone , and are in all cases low-cost terminals that are not Google-certified, as revealed by a report published by Avast. According to the report by the researchers, this particular adware has apparently been a menace for over three years. After Avast contacted the company hosting the attacker's command and control server, an updated version of the malware was released on April 17, 2018. Read More »

Epic Games Details Upcoming Changes Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

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Fortnite developer Epic Games announced several updates and changes for the Battle Royale mode that the studio is now working on in a blog post today. However, with this being the first acknowledgement of their existence in the multiplayer sandbox survival title, there's no telling exactly how the items operate, so we will have to wait until next week's update on Tuesday to discover what their objective is in the game. Read More »

Far Cry 5 DLC 'Hours of Darkness' launches June 5

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Along the way, players will go up against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Playable in solo and online co-op, you'll be fighting through risky jungles to rescue imprisoned squad mates while battling the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army. Read More »

Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks

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The company's upcoming Moto Z3 Play has been subject to a lot of leaks over the past few weeks and it appears that the device is ready for a launch. The fingerprint scanner is no longer in front and will now be on the right side of the phone. This placement will be similar to devices like the Nextbit Robin or older Sony smartphones. Read More »

Apple Rejects Steam Link iOS App, Cites "Business Conflicts"

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But Apple has rejected the app, blocking its release, according to a statement from Steam's parent company, the Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corp. Valve's developers argue that the Steam Link app is really just like any remote desktop app that do exist on the App Store, which leaves a lot of questions open. Read More »

Vivo to launch edge-to-edge display smartphone next month

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Vivo has revealed that it will host an event in Shanghai, China to launch a new smartphone, as per an Android Central report. Details about the price of the new smartphone are yet to be confirmed. The camera also reportedly includes an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and features such as smart optimisation, ultra-dynamic, multi-frame preferences, character optimisations, and natural tones. Read More »

Google Home ships more units than Amazon Echo for the first time

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The segment hit nine million units in the first quarter of 2018, a clear up to 210 percent increase when compared to the number of units in the first quarter of 2018. But Amazon is fighting back hard, and the sheer quantity of Alexa Skills and smart home integrations will be tough for any competitor to match. Alibaba finished third and retained the first position in China with 1.1 million of its Tmall Genie speaker shipments in the same quarter. Read More »

European Apple Users Can Now Learn Everything the Company Knows About Them

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This innovation is connected with the new law on the protection of personal information of European Union citizens, which Apple , like other companies, is obliged to obey. Social media apps, websites, laptops, smartphones, and tablets all collect and store data based on the user, with some of the data being personal. "We intend to provide these capabilities to customers around the world in the coming months", Apple said . Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC With Premium Features for Mid-Range Smartphones Launched

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The new Snapdragon range is created to offer features and performance that were previously exclusive to the premium Snapdragon 800 series. "By incorporating key AI capabilities and performance advancements, the Snapdragon 710 is created to transform our customers products into the ultimate personal assistant, enhancing critical everyday consumer experiences, such as high-end camera features that will benefit from on-device high-speed AI processing, without sacrificing battery life", said ... Read More »

Trump heralds US military in US Naval Academy commencement address

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A growing number use their platforms to denigrate America's incredible heritage, challenge America's sovereignty, and weaken America's pride. "In case you haven't noticed, we have become a lot stronger lately", Mr. He also patted himself on the back for giving troops pay raises "for the first time in over 10 years", even though the military receives pay raises every year . Read More »

Kim not weak leader; demonstrated tremendous capacity to lead N Korea: Pompeo

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Trump indicated the summit could be salvaged after welcoming a conciliatory statement from North Korea saying it remained open to talks. In Seoul, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had urged Trump at a White House meeting on Tuesday not to let a rare opportunity slip away, said on Thursday he was "perplexed" by the cancellation. Read More »

Inside North Korea's nuclear test site demolition show

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He tweets: "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" "We'd like to do it". "Our president should be commended for insisting that North Korea has benefits available to it and concessions that the U.S. For now, Trump has shown he's not so desperate to talk to Kim that he'll enter the talks from a weakened position, and with a single letter, he's changed North Korea's tune. Read More »

Apple and VW ink deal for self-driving shuttles

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Initially, Apple planned to build the vehicle itself; however, it soon found out that it was not that simple and plans shifted to finding a manufacturing partner. "Unconventional concepts", such as augmented-reality or holographic displays embedded in windshields and windows, a sunroof that would reduce hear from the sun, and adjustable tints for windows were all in the cards. Read More »

Watch the Japanese Launch Trailer of Dark Souls: Remastered

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This is a remaster of the highly popular action RPG Dark Souls , the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls which was first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. Compared to the two sequels, Dark Souls Remastered also features a rather self-contained plot that's relatively easy to follow, as long as you're staying on top of all your item descriptions and making sure to explore every nook and cranny. Read More »

Preorders for the LG G7 ThinQ begin this week for United States carriers

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No downpayment is required but you will have to pick the Flex Lease scheme. Either way, $33 over 24 months works out to a total of $792 to own the device outright, which is more than the RRP. You can even get $100 off if you use this method of purchase, but that will be spread out as a monthly bill credit across those two years. However, the deal requires two new lines or two upgrade-eligible lines, so the math gets harder. Read More »

Acer Introduces Predator Orion 5000 and 3000 Gaming Desktops

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Similarly, the Orion 3000 is a more "affordable" version of the Predator gaming desktop. The Spin 13's chassis is made entirely of metal, and it includes a touchpad made out of Corning Gorilla Glass. Both support G-Sync, while the 1080p also features a 144Hz refresh rate. The Predator Helios 500 will be available in North America in June starting at $1,999 and in EMEA this month starting at €1,999. Read More »

Acer Swift 5 updated with ultra-thin bezels, Intel's 8th Gen processors

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That's quite a lot for a 15-inch laptop weighing about as much as a 13-inch device. I barely felt its heft as I held it with one hand. The laptop screen comes with ultra-narrow bezels that measure 5.87 mm. The pricing and availability of Swift 5 will vary by region. The new Acer Swift 5 comes in a specially-designed chassis featuring top and bottom covers made of magnesium-lithium alloys to ensure a low weight and the palm rest cover made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy to make it sturdy, ... Read More »

Tinder Places Will Help You Find Your Coffee Shop Bae

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You have a passion for spin class. Today, Tinder launches Places , a new feature allowing you to find common ground (in a quite literal sense) with people who frequent your favorite haunts. Of course, Places requires you to opt in or out. You'll get an alert when a new place is added, which you can hide from your profile if you want to, and after 28 days your association from a place deletes from the app. Read More »

Ferrari SP38 one-off special revealed

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And then there's another class of Ferrarista who can ask Ferrari to make them a special one-off vehicle. The new Ferrari though is not just a pretty vehicle to look at as immediately after the delivery to the customer at the factory in Maranello , the auto was taken to the Fiorano test track for some hot laps to drove its worth. Read More »

Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones

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A beta version of the Steam Link app remains available for Android devices. There was also Steam Controller support so you could access and play games in your Steam Library via a device like the Apple TV. Apple's App Store guidelines ban such a store-within-a-store unless the purchases flow the Apple's infrastructure and pay Apple's cut. Steam Link is the latest of Valve's efforts to make Steam games accessible outside the usual PC setup. Read More »

Honda Debuts Civic Type R Pickup Concept

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Honda Civic Type R launched in 2017 and was divisive for its unusual styling. Built by a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) factory in Swindon and codenamed "Project P", the Civic Type R Pickup Truck has been modified and developed from the standard road vehicle to create potentially one of the fastest pickup trucks on UK roads. Read More »

Apple to repay iPhone users for battery replacements

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According to court documents, Apple knew that the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s , and the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to fold. However, it does bring these iPhone owners in line with the $29 replacements now being offered throughout 2018. It brought the price for fix down from $79 to $29, but the company didn't provide much help to customers who had already paid for a replacement . Read More »

Battlefield V lets you use two in-game currencies

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The premium currency will be used to buy cosmetic items, which will be a major part of the game now that the season pass is gone . After the reveal live stream, Electronic Arts and DICE have revealed the first Battlefield V Screenshots that have revealed some of the upcoming title's characters, weapons, vehicles and more. Read More »

Apple awarded $539m from Samsung

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The devices accused of copying Apple's design philosophies are Samsung's mobile phones and tablets released in 2010 and 2011, with the company accused of "slavishly" copying their products. The final verdict was that Apple would be awarded $533.3 million for violation of design patents and $5.3 million for utility patents . Initially, Apple was seeking $2.5bn (£1.87bn) but was awarded about $1bn (£750m) by a jury in 2012 . Read More »

Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may run Wear OS, not Tizen

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Wear OS is far more endowed in these regards, and having a big name like Samsung backing the platform would be huge. If Samsung really does intend to switch to Wear OS, internally testing out the change with employees makes a lot of sense at this point. Read More »

YouTube Music will let users upload their own musc

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Other than videos, many people use YouTube to listen to songs. In YouTube Music , you can only access these playlists through your home page. Now, YouTube Music is a more concrete solution. According to the Verge , Google is also adding a fan favourite feature from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. YouTube Premium is meant to replace the paid subscription called YouTube Red. Read More »

Sony Considering "Many Options" For Portable Gaming

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As Polygon reports , PlayStation CEO John Kodera told press after the call that the next PlayStation is a while away yet. However, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that the bloody actioner also polished off a new record for highest launch month dollar sales for an April release since 2008, when Grand Theft Auto 4 was doing the rounds. Read More »

Fortnite steps toward a practice mode with the Playground LTM

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Other notable upcoming quality of life changes include custom bindings, in-world markers, a high-resolution mini map, and more. There is some focus on gameplay fixes and tweaks, including making improvements to controller usage. In-world markers-Marking positions on the map is a great way to communicate with your squad, but often the marker on the compass isn't enough to get you to your location. Read More »

HTC U12 Plus to be launched today; details of specs leaked 'accidentally'

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The HTC U12 Plus has more visually in common with the HTC U11 Plus than the standard HTC U11 , but that's perhaps no surprise. It will be available in Translucent Blue , Ceramic Black , and Flame Red. Edge Sense 2 adds a double-tap function to launch a miniscreen within the larger display for easier one-handed use. As for the specifics, the rear camera features a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with UltraPixel 4 as well as a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Read More »