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Essential Phone update adds high-quality sound, free TIDAL subscription

Along with that new adapter, Essential is also touting MQA certification for the Essential Phone today. MQA stands for "Master Quality Authenticated" and allows the Essential Phone to properly handle lossless music files "so you can experience the sound of the original recording" for what you're listening to. Read More »

MIT's Psycho Norman AI Proves Reddit Can Make You Insane

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Norman is an AI experiment born from the test and "extended exposure to the darkest corners of Reddit ", according to MIT, in order to explore how datasets and bias can influence the behavior and decision-making capabilities of artificial intelligence. Read More »

Just Cause 4 confirmed real by Steam leak

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This leak comes after Walmart Canada also showed a listing for a Just Cause 3 sequel, but today's informal Steam reveal is rather more unfortunate in that Avalanche Studios only just announced its new IP, Generation Zero, yesterday. Why before E3? Just cause . Just Cause 4 will be the latest addition to the Just Cause series. Avalanche are going to self-publish the game themselves and it'll be out sometime next year. Read More »

China's entertainment, media sectors to remain vigorous

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Over the next five years, the entertainment and media industry is expected to grow globally by 4.4pc per year. Mobile video advertising is the fastest-growing sub-segment of India's Internet advertising market, rising at a 32.8% CAGR to 2022, when revenue will total INR 2155 Cr. Read More »

Days Gone PS4 release date is February 2019

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Antagonistic cougars and crows will roam the environment, menacing hero Deacon throughout the adventure. PS4-exclusive Days Gone has a release date now. To accompany the announcement of the release date , Sony released a new trailer. While plot points are still mostly unknown, Sony is pitching Days Gone as a story-driven game, with a heavy emphasis on the "golden path" rather than on dozens of side quests like some other open-world games throw at you. Read More »

Crackdown 3 Delayed To 2019, Says New Rumor

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We haven't heard a lick of news about the title since a year ago and the recent Amazon snafu could be a potential mix-up due to the release date shifting. No reason has been offered for the delay, which puts a pretty major hole in Microsoft's release schedule for the rest of the year. Having relied heavily on Sea of Thieves and State of Decay in the early part of this year, Forza is now the only release we can be reasonably sure of seeing from Microsoft over the next few months. Read More »

New Apple Software Helps Limit Smartphone Use

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There's no official support yet on the Apple Watch , but a third-party app now lets you do it via a watch complication ... Let's be honest with ourselves here; it would be utterly ideal if every individual could get instant access to iOS 12 and all of the goodness and the changes contained within. Read More »

Steam announces hands-off content policy

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Should Valve start going after seemingly sedate strategy games like Rome: Total War , where players can use their legions to commit genocide? So when we say there's no way to avoid making a bunch of people mad when making decisions in this space, we're including our own employees, their families and their communities in that. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A6 rumored to come at Sprint

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The CAD information, of course, could be erroneous or represent an older version of the device, but it might also be legitimate. The Note 9 is the eighth-gen Galaxy Note. According to the renders, Samsung may redesign its placement of the fingerprint sensor, moving it below the phone's dual cameras. That under-display optical fingerprint sensor is definitely highly anticipated. Read More »

Facebook bug made millions of users' default settings public

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The company said the mistake happened as it worked to redesign how it displays parts of user profiles that are always public. This time it was caused by an internal bug that set 14 million Facebook user's posts to be posted publicly. People could have changed the individual audience setting on posts, but would have had to notice the setting was different from what they'd chosen. Facebook usually lets users choose how they want their content to be shared, with basic options being: "Public, ... Read More »

Microsoft will debut official Xbox merchandise at E3

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The sale ends on June 23, but it might be a sign that the high-end system may be receiving a permanent price drop soon, especially if the promotion moves a lot of units. Obviously, this sale also involves discounts on games. There's no waiting period for new releases either, so when a Microsoft-exclusive game gets released it's automatically added to Game Pass. Read More »

Avalanche Studios Announces Open-World Action Game Generation Zero

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The mechs are described on the official website as "persistently simulated", meaning that the AI behavior is complex and enemies will be relentless in finding the player. That means you can come back minutes, hours or even weeks later and the enemy will still bear its battle scars. Go it alone, or team-up with up to three of your friends in seamless co-op multiplayer. Read More »

Agent 47 is Back in the Hitman 2 Announcement Trailer!

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The Silver Edition includes the Executive Pack (Blackballer Pistol and Italian Black Leather Briefcase) and the first expansion that will include a new location, new missions, a new sniper map, new outfits, and weapons. Instead of waiting for the show to start - and the inevitable deluge of announcements that comes with it - the Hitman developer beat the crowd by releasing the announcement trailer for Hitman 2 earlier today. Read More »

Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch

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This appears to be the first leaked photo of a Pixel 3 XL, however, we've seen what may be the phone's front glass before, and it showed a very similar notch. There also appears to be 128GB of storage onboard, but just 4GB of RAM - which is 2GB less than the Galaxy S9+ or the base model of the OnePlus 6 . Read More »

Google faces multi-billion fine from European Union in Android antitrust case

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Eventually, the USA government lawsuits against Microsoft helped pave the way for newfangled competitors to rise up in the realm of search-including Google. Twenty years ago, another powerful tech company founds itself in the crosshairs of American and British antitrust regulators: Microsoft. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager . Read More »

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S8 drops to $475

He added that the phone will have a 3D sensor, most probably in the front camera for facial recognition. The Galaxy A9 Star and Galaxy A9 Star Lite are new additions to the Galaxy A-series lineup and bring with it Samsung's Infinity Display design. Read More »

BlackBerry announces the KEY2 with its physical keyboard, starting at $649

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The 4.5-inch 162- x 1080 display is sharp enough (although an odd aspect ratio to many) and there's a headphone jack too. To fix that, the Key2 packs 6GB of RAM alongside a Snapdragon 660 processor. All we know is the BlackBerry Key2 will start to arrive later this month in select markets and will roll out globally next month. As you'd expect, the KEY2's many enhancements have resulted in a steeper price tag compared to last year's model. Read More »

Comcast outage hits phones across the United States

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The company reports that they are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Comcast is experiencing an outage of some business phone customers today across Pennsylvania. Some Cumberland County businesses are reporting interruptions to their telephone service Wednesday morning. "We're aware and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve", the tweet read. Read More »

Steam updates game-content guidelines, will include "something that you hate"

This also has larger implications regarding the distribution of pornographic content on Steam, targeted especially towards VR platforms, which, until now, has more often than not raised red flags within the store. "And it's not just players that need better tools either - developers who build controversial content shouldn't have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we'll be building tools and options to support them too", Johnson wrote. Read More »

Apple's iOS 12 Face unlock can now recognize two face IDS

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When Steam Link was barred entry to the iOS App Store , neither Valve nor Apple really had much to say. Yesterday Apple announced iOS 12 and eager users are already combing through the beta to see all the features Apple talked about and many they didn't mention. Read More »

Motorola announces the Moto Z3 Play with an updated design

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Moto Z3 Play comes with the company's Moto Display and Moto Actions. Last week, the phone was spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench . At this stage local availability is unknown but it will be retailing the the United States for US$499 with a battery mod included in the box. Read More »

Jeep Renegade facelift revealed, with new turbo engines

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For most of us in India, it may seen that the Jeep Renegade is still a new product. New taillights and a new liftgate handle highlight the visual changes at the back of the Renegade. Jeep hasn't released any interior pictures or details as of now, however, spy shots indicated minor tweaks to the seat fabric and a slightly larger infotainment screen with the latest software, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in all variants. Read More »

Apple officially rebrands iTunes Connect to App Store Connect

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On iOS , you'll see how you and your family use your i-devices to figure out.well, where all that time you spent watching YouTube or scrolling Facebook went. As we speculated earlier this week, Apple confirmed on its developer blog this afternoon that it is rebranding iTunes Connect to App Store Connect . Read More »

New Revelations of Facebook's Data-Sharing Practices Raise Privacy Concerns

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Facebook has rejected claims by the New York Times that its sharing of personal data with smartphone firms represented a breach of privacy pledges that it had made to its members and a U.S. Pallone added, "Facebook and other data collectors, including these device manufacturers, should be prepared to come before Congress so that we can get a better grasp of the entire data collection ecosystem, and how people's personal information is being shared and used". Read More »

Audi's first-ever Q8 is gunning for X6

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The new Q8 will be offered in a choice of 12 colours, and there will be differing amounts and finishes of body plastic, depending on the trim level chosen. As with Audi's A8, the Q8 also gets all-wheel steering to help with high-speed changes of direction and manoeuvrability around town. Tour Assist focuses on adaptive cruise control incorporating lane keep and adjustment for speed limit changes. Read More »

Download the macOS Mojave Wallpaper Day & Night Versions

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Overall it looks like a pretty solid update . After the Dark Mode , macOS 10.14 Mojave has Desktop Stacks that lets users organise their desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups based on file type. Each Mac version is built upon the iOS frameworks, and delivers a similar feature set. It's first phase of this is seen this year with News , Home , Stocks , and Voice Memos being ported. Read More »

Microsoft sinks data centre in sea near Orkney

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The undersea cable was developed by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), a Microsoft partner in the project. Microsoft is looking for ways to provide better internet connections to coastal cities, where half of the world's population is located. Read More »

Crayfish becomes online hero by detaching claw to escape boiling soup

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The clip was originally posted on Weibo, a Chinese social networking site, by a user named Jiuke. While some users were concerned the crayfish would have to live without one claw, marine experts say they are able to grow limbs back. The popularity of the ingredients commonly wrapped in hot sauce can be explained by some topics, how to encourage social interaction because visitors must clean the phone and wear gloves to clean the shells. Read More »

Moto Z3 Play arrives with stylish design and Moto Mod support

The Z3 Play is likely to bear a slight premium over its predecessor, but we still expect the phone to be priced under the Rs.30,000 limit when it does make its way to this country. The Snapdragon 626 from the Moto Z2 Play has now been replaced with the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform. The Z3 Play runs on Android Oreo with all Moto perks available - Moto Display, Actions, Camera, among others. Read More »

New AMD Ryzen Threadripper Has 32 Cores, 64 Threads

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AMD says the Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation family will launch in the second half of 2018 and that aforementioned 32-core processor is due to arrive in the third quarter of the year. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper chips are aimed at high-end desktop builds, and will reportedly deliver improved performance across rendering, post-production, and encoding workloads. Read More »

Android P DP3: 157 new emoji added, including revamped characters, more diversity

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You can wait for the OTA updates to roll out if you have Pixel or Nexus phones - these should be coming pretty shortly. Others can enroll their device in the Android Beta program . Aside from finalizing these features and APIs, Beta 2 introduces 157 new emoji. In addition , Android P will support two new gender-neutral designs: Family and Couple with Heart, with more to come. Read More »

Microsoft just sunk a data center into the sea

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Spencer Fowers, senior member of technical staff for Microsoft's special projects research group, prepares Project Natick's Northern Isles datacenter for deployment off the coast of the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The operation to sink the Orkney data centre has been an expensive multinational affair. The cylinder was built in France by shipbuilding company Naval and driven to the Orkney Islands, an archipelago of around 70 islands. Read More »