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Nintendo invites Xbox to play and be "Better Together"


This is probably one of the biggest additions because this is the first time the feature is available on a competing console. '. Fortnite players who had an Epic account on PS4 and have tried to play the new Nintendo Switch version of the game are reporting that they have run into a problem: They're not allowed to use the same account'. Read More »

Apple’s iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911


Partner firm, RapidSOS next generation 911 technologies will get integrated into iOS 12 in order to let the sharing of emergency location become faster and more precise. But they will soon, following a new edict from the FCC that states ALL mobile providers should be able to pinpoint a user's location within 50 meters by 2021. Read More »

Second-generation Audi A1 revealed


The new-generation model - including aerial - is only 1.43 meters (4.7 ft) high. The regular A1 will feature a healthy amount of Audi's Quattro rallying heritage, such as a single-frame front grille and three flat hood slits reminiscent of the original 1984 Sport Quattro, but the S1 will take it to another level. Read More »

IOS 12 beta 2 is now available to developers


The new software will be part of the ios12 update, so the consumer will not notice any changes. Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. To complement Apple's release, we now have full release notes to accompany the software, which includes what's new, what's fixed, and what's still broken, all according to Apple. Read More »

Steam Link is on sale for just $2.50


Just as the rumors foretold, the Steam Summer Sale has launched at last. My own number is a pretty paltry $750, but numerous games in my library came through bundle deals, review keys, and Steam sales . So, which games should you consider if you're looking to pick something up? Some indie games can sell for less than $1 during Steam Summer Sales, which means you could walk away from an afternoon of shopping with a dozen new games without spending more than $20. Read More »

Instagram launches hour-long videos as it celebrates one billion users


That is what's already happening on YouTube , which has become the world's most popular video outlet since Google bought it for $1.76 billion almost 12 years ago. Instagram made a decision to build a standalone property, because longer videos are not something people typically want on the main app, where videos are limited to 60 seconds. Read More »

Apple, Nintendo, Disney, Instagram — Business Briefs

For a detailed list of rules and guidelines, check out the official Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Contest page . Feeding on the popularity of live competitive gaming, the House of Mouse has launched Nintendo Switch Family Showdown , a new USA contest where select families battle head-to-head in a series of Nintendo game challenges broadcast across Disney's linear and digital platforms. Read More »

Details on LG's first ever Android One smartphone leaked


Interestingly, LG has gone ahead and has released the kernel source code of Stylo 4, a device that has not yet launched. The rumored device won't be an entirely new smartphone, but an Android One variant of the LG Q7 , which was officially unveiled about a month ago . Read More »

States can now force you to pay online sales tax


The US Supreme Court on Thursday gave states the ability to require online and out-of-state retailers to collect and send them state sales taxes. The ruling overturned a 1992 Supreme Court precedent and potentially paves the way for consumers to pay more for their online purchases. Read More »

Mobile and Sprint explain why they need to merge


Competitive Carriers Association Steven Berry, in a statement , praised T-Mobile's commitment to partnering with smaller carriers on 5G deployments and said it the group focused on "reasonable roaming agreements, access to spectrum, handset and device availability, and other infrastructure, backhaul and USF considerations". Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo ran on single GTX 1080 Ti


In CD Projekt RED's other colossal action-RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the world had different HUBS, so it wasn't a truly seamless open world. Cyberpunk 2077 was undoubtedly the star attraction at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2018) this month. Read More »

Octopath Traveler's new playable demo is out now


In an age of games demanding additional purchases to see the whole experience, it's always a comfort to hear that a game doesn't have DLC plans before it's finished and out in the world. " We've made it so you can finish the game in one playthrough ", he explained. Published by Nintendo, it's a classic JRPG developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Acquire. Read More »

Garmin's Fenix 5 Plus watches help you survive mountain climbing


Battery life varies between them, with the Fenix 5S Plus getting up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 4 hours in GPS and music mode, the Fenix 5 Plus managing up to 10 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS and music mode, and the Fenix 5X Plus apparently capable of up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS and music mode. Read More »

Mazda MX-5 Miata Packs More Power And New Safety Tech


The most significant change is as discussed in that Japanese drive , the 2.0-litre engine now boasting 184hp at 7,000rpm and redlining at 7,500. The latter is said to provide "richer sound quality". Pricing and full specifications will be announced at a later date. Mazda assures us this revised unit has also been "acoustically tuned". The 1.5-liter mill was also reworked, but the brand doesn't say anything else about it. Read More »

Huge iPhone X Plus Looks Like the One to Beat


However, this model is supposed to the iPhone X for masses and will be relatively more affordable. South Korean media publication The Bell reports that the Cupertino giant is expecting to ship 45 million 6.4-inch iPhone X Plus devices, 30 million 6-inch LCD iPhone devices, and 25 million 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X successor devices. Read More »

Suzuki reveals next-gen Jimny SUV


The teaser site also previews a new variant of the Jimny called the Jimny Sierra, which is fitted with the four-cylinder engine, bodywork with wider fenders plus integrated side steps and 15-inch wheels. Suzuki didn't give a production location for the new model. There's a new Suzuki Jimny on the way this year, ahead of which Suzuki has released a couple of photos so we know what to expect from the new Jimny. Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 might have a variant with 512GB internal storage


Judging by the image , it sure doesn't look like something designed in 2015. It's not an attractive phone, and even in 2016 when Samsung may have been actively working on Project V, it wouldn't have attracted many admiring glances. There have been rumours of Samsung launching a foldable smartphone for sometime now, and the South Korean tech giant had recently teased that it could release a foldable device this year. Read More »

With the Oppo Find X, slider phones are officially back


The Oppo Find X doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, so it relies on a 3D facial scanning feature for authentication. Oppo says this will be the first phone it sells in the North American and European markets, with more specific pricing and launch dates getting unveiled at a later date. Read More »

AMD offers Threadripper trades for Intel's 8086K


Our competitor recently kicked off a sweepstakes to celebrate the first 40 years of the x86 processor by giving away 8,086 limited edition processors. "But, we're ready to take it from here", AMD said, emptying both barrels of the shade shotgun at Intel's direction. What exactly those steps are won't become clear until June 25, so watch that page on that date to find out what you need to do. Read More »

Facebook to begin rolling out autoplay video ads to Messenger users


But remaining "in control" does not mean you'll be able to opt out of Messenger ads altogether-it just means you can hide a given ad, report it, or manage your targeting preferences, like on any other Facebook app. Messenger service with ads will be an important part of the company's long-term revenue growth. As the ads will be targeted to the users, questions are being raised on how the data collected will not be misused by companies and Facebook itself in wrong ways. Read More »

AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-core monster detailed in leak

Announced earlier this month to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 8086, Intel's first x86-architecture microprocessor, the Core i7-8086K is a specially-binned and pre-overclocked version of the company's six-core 12-thread (6c12t) Core i7-8700K. Read More »

Xbox Insiders Can Test Out the New Avatar Editor App Today


Well, at least for some. Today, the first public preview of the new avatar editor is finally being rolled out to members of the Xbox Insider preview program some time around 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific. Each feature can be customised with over 16 million colour options - this includes skin tone, hair, wearables, and props. The total number of possible colour combinations that can be used on a single item is nearly eighty octillion. Read More »

Red Bull sponsors Ninja, new competitive Fortnite event


Sunday, June 17th Red Bull announced a new partnership with Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Belvins that will see Ninja participate in a newly announced Fortnite Tournament hosted by Ninja and Red Bull in the Red Bull Rise Till Dawn Fortnite Battle Royale duo competition. Read More »

Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast


This is typically not the case with Google's geolocation data, which includes comprehensive maps of wireless network names around the world , linking each individual Wi-Fi network to a corresponding physical location. When the researcher initially filed a bug report to Google describing the issue, the company dismissed the report, closing it with the message "Won't Fix [Intended Behavior]". Read More »

Early Pixel 3 XL Case Leak Reaffirms the Single Rear Camera Presence


Under Super Value Week, Flipkart is offering Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB model at an effective price of Rs 9,999. With the Buyback Guarantee, Flipkart promises it will buy your phone at an assured price. Flipkart is widely promoting its ongoing sale with strong USPs such as buyback guarantee, no cost EMI, cashback and instant discounts . If you want the smaller Pixel 2 instead of the larger Pixel 2 XL, you can take advantage of $200 savings that works the same way, with a $100 discount ... Read More »

Xbox One Owners Get Fallout 76 Beta Access First

It is unknown when the expected to take place or how long Xbox One users will have early access to it. No explanation was given for the limited exclusivity of the beta, so it's unclear if Bethesda has struck some type of deal with Microsoft, though you'll notice in the trailer above that the Xbox logo flashes right before Bethesda's official E3 trailer begins. Read More »

Apple May Have Cancelled Plans For A Smaller iPhone


Japanese-language blog Macotakara got its hands on three next-gen iPhone dummy units, and recorded a video comparing the three models. It forecasts 45 million 6.46-inch panels, about 25 million panels for the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, and 30 million 6.04-inch LCD screens for the new lower-priced flagship. Read More »

AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway

Being a limited edition and a special release, Intel chose to give away 8,086 of them. AMD goes on, to tease "We appreciate the advancements they've helped drive with the x86 architecture over the last four decades". The first 40 US-based winners of Intel's competition can opt to trade in their shiny new Core i7-8086K for a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X , AMD's flagship 16-core / 32-thread processor. Read More »

New Fortnite Update 4.4 Launches Soon, Stink Bomb Likely On The Way

New Challenges and Loading screens arrive on Thursday. Fortnite will be taken offline at 9am BST, and is expected to be back online later this morning. - Some players with connected/linked accounts may have noticed a lower amount of V-bucks being charged for in-game purchases. There were a few little hiccups at first with the server issues, but Epic Games has since update their tech site to report that everything is back to being green and ready to go! This is no longer happening. Read More »

Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch


Ahead of the launch, the smartphone leaks have picked up pace, and fresh ones hint at an impressive screen-to-body ratio on the Find X , along with another video teaser leak that shows a possible notch on the device, contradicting reports . Read More »

One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting - Swedish police


Reports of gunfire have emerged from the coastal town of Malmo, Sweden. The police refused to comment on the identity of the possible attacker or attackers, who they said fired the shots from a vehicle or a fixed location. The condition of those injured is not known but several have been admitted to hospital. A police spokesman told AFP that the possibility of a terrorist link to the attack had been discounted. Read More »

Google updates Datally mobile data-saving app with four new features

While the Datally feature is primarily about conserving data, it acknowledges that it's often easy to get sucked into your smartphone and lose track of how much time - and then, consequently, how much mobile data - you want to spend. So the next time you hand over your device to a family member or friend, you don't have to be anxious that they'll eat up a lot of your data while they're using it. Read More »