• Sea of Thieves Will Have Microtransactions 3 Months After Launch
Sea of Thieves Will Have Microtransactions 3 Months After Launch

No, what's a Sea of Thieves way of doing it? So it gives us great pleasure to announce that after all of the above, and more than a year of working with our partners at AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, it's time to smash a bottle of rum against our PC specifications so that you can see how your rig will fare.

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  • YouTube stops ads on controversial vlogger Logan Paul's channel
YouTube stops ads on controversial vlogger Logan Paul's channel

Paul who hit the avalanche of backlash last month for his controversial "Japanese Suicide Forest" video , has again become a subject of criticism. YouTube said his actions could "damage" the wider video-making community. American video-sharing website YouTube on Saturday announced that it will remove ads and downgrade discoverability o...

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  • South and North Korean athletes unite during opening ceremony in Pyeongchang
South and North Korean athletes unite during opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

On Wednesday, Pence announced the "toughest" round of sanctions yet targeting North Korea at a news conference alongside Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "This is the first time Mike Pence has been accused of being a snob", said an aide to the vice president, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the North Korean reports.

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  • NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth
NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth

The record was previously held by NASA's Voyager 1 when it captured the famous " Pale Blue Dot " image of Earth more than 27 years ago on Valentine's Day, 1990. But now, New Horizons mission is yet to finish as it travels at a speed of 1.1m km a day to reach its final objective: the observation of objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt which go...

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  • Google are reportedly developing a subscription-based game streaming service
Google are reportedly developing a subscription-based game streaming service

It would seem that gamers aren't really interested in paying for a streaming service where cloud-based gaming is the only hook, so Google will need to figure out an angle it can use to sell gamers on Yeti . In the meantime, Google has been in discussion with "top-tier gaming developers". Harrison also worked for Microsoft Corp's Xbox group for...

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  • PUBG Anti-Cheat Update for PC Delayed, Reshade Blocked Now
PUBG Anti-Cheat Update for PC Delayed, Reshade Blocked Now

And if you head on over to the steam player count ticker, you would see that this ban actually didn't put a dent in the player count whatsoever. 'We will be dealing with these cases as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and understanding, ' wrote the company. The last-man-standing shooter has experienced a meteoric rise since ente...

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  • A 'super' hint from Amazon?
A 'super' hint from Amazon?

This is part of the patent that Amazon filed in September 2014 titled "Audible command filtering". Amazon has said that it employs "acoustic fingerprinting technology that can distinguish between the ad and actual customer utterances" to ensure that its ads don't wake up Alexa-powered speakers by mistake.

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  • Snap Inc.'s Share Price Soars After Revenue Beats Expectations
Snap Inc.'s Share Price Soars After Revenue Beats Expectations

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 8,353,729 shares of the company's stock worth $148,446,000 after acquiring an additional 1,601,170 shares in the last quarter. This increase seemed to calm investor fears that Snapchat is a mere has-been destined to get trampled by Facebook , which has copied some of Snapchat's most important features.

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  • 2018 iPhones Expected to Use Intel Modems Exclusively
2018 iPhones Expected to Use Intel Modems Exclusively

Qualcomm was previous charged with a $1.23 billion fine by European Union regulators that accused the company of paying Apple to use only its chips to prohibit competitors from producing chips for Apple's iPhone. A baseband is a processor inside phones that manages all its radio functions, or all functions that require an antenna. Intel's ...

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  • US, Mexico agree to work together on bilateral security
US, Mexico agree to work together on bilateral security

China "is using economic statecraft to pull the region into its orbit", an American official was reported stating. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a renewed call for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime to face worldwide isolation, a theme he plans to pursue at each stop in a six-nation tour of Latin America.

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  • Nintendo preparing more hardware for the Switch
Nintendo preparing more hardware for the Switch

Some of these games would include Dr. Mario , Super Mario Bros. After Nintendo's latest earnings report, we got a clearer look than ever into exactly how successful Nintendo is right now. In recent years, Nintendo did an about-face to its past policy of shunning smartphone games, and has scored success in that sector as well. Japanese gami...

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  • Earnings on the Doorstep For Time Warner Inc
Earnings on the Doorstep For Time Warner Inc

Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,439 shares of the media conglomerate's stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the period. The stock has "Neutral" rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, November 8. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx has invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc .

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  • Google Assistant Can Wake You Up With a Favorite Song
Google Assistant Can Wake You Up With a Favorite Song

To set an alarm to music , you previously needed to store the song you want on your device. It's a feature that came to rival Amazon Alexa in December , but there are some differences in how they are set up, and what each musical alarm is capable of.

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  • Oreo update now rolling out to OnePlus 5T users
Oreo update now rolling out to OnePlus 5T users

The company has promised to offer the Oreo flavor to OnePlus 5T owners by the first half of 2018 and with the latest beta build arriving, it somewhat means that we're very close to getting the stable rollout. The camera app also gets enhanced EIS for better video recording. The OxygenOS 5.0 also brings a new Places tab in the gallery app to v...

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  • Nintendo Switch Outsells Wii U
Nintendo Switch Outsells Wii U

Adding that to the 2.74 million units sipped between release and March 31st, 2017, it means that the manufacturer from Kyoto predicts to have shipped 17.74 million units by the end of March. Nintendo reported its most profitable quarter since 2009. Nintendo released its fiscal Q3 earnings yesterday and blew past analyst expectations on both reven...

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  • Facebook user growth, time spent fall on news feed changes
Facebook user growth, time spent fall on news feed changes

To help assuage these fears of censorship, Philips says Facebook "needs to be a little more clear about what they classify as fake news ". Are you one of those social media cranks who becomes irritated when you see someone fairly beg you, on something they just posted , to "please share this?" Well, according to Zuckerberg, if you follow a ...

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  • IPhone X Sales Suck, or Not, and Only Apple Knows for Sure
IPhone X Sales Suck, or Not, and Only Apple Knows for Sure

The iPhone X had already gotten off to a rocky start when it was initially launched. The discount applies only to certain models, and only to phones "whose battery needs to be replaced". The company has not completely refreshed the iPhone SE since March 2016 when it first launched it. The change in plans was announced by Apple VP of softw...

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  • Google Took Down 700000 Apps From Google Play In 2017
Google Took Down 700000 Apps From Google Play In 2017

In an attempt to identify repeat offenders and abusive developer networks at scale, Google has developed new detection models and techniques. Machine learning plays a key role here in helping human reviewers keep an eye out for bad apps and malicious developers.

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  • Pai: Count Me Out on Nationalizing 5G
Pai: Count Me Out on Nationalizing 5G

The government aims to decide on a plan by the end of September and build it out over the next few years, said one of the officials in one of the report . Edison Lee, an equity analyst at Jefferies, said that plan "will only spark new debate in the USA, which would give China even more advantage in its goal to become a leader in 5G ".

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  • Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals
Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

Olympic Team. The 169 athletes , who will compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation", have been chosen from an initial pool of 389 sportsmen and women and have been cleared of suspicion of doping by two vetting panels. "This independent panel which put together the invitation list, the final invitation list, gives us the highest conf...

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  • Padmaavat Movie First / 1st Day Collections: Padmavati Day 1 Box Office Collection
Padmaavat Movie First / 1st Day Collections: Padmavati Day 1 Box Office Collection

Veteran trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that the four-day collections have crossed Rs 56 crore.The film, according to reports , is made at a budget of almost Rs 180 crore. On its Day 1, magnum opus minted Rs 24 crore - Rs 19 crore on Thursday and Rs 5 crore from its limited preview screenings on Wednesday. Well, to all those waiting eagerly ...

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  • Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq surge to records on strong earnings
Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq surge to records on strong earnings

The Dow Jones is up over 56 points at 26,308, the S&P 500 is up 0.41 at 2,837 and the Nasdaq is up 1.18 at 7,416. The gained 0.6 percent, with tech and health care as the best-performing sectors, and also reached an all-time high. Rockwell advanced 1.5 percent. This happens to be the best and strongest work of 2018 so far in the stock market ....

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  • WWE head McMahon resurrects XFL football league
WWE head McMahon resurrects XFL football league

Despite a successful opening weekend from a ratings standpoint, the league lasted just one season. It was not immediately clear if Birmingham would be involved in the new league, as McMahon said decisions on franchise cities are "not close to being made".

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  • IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11.3
IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11.3

The change will come as part of an iOS 11 .3 software update , which will be released in the southern hemisphere autumn for consumers and was released on Wednesday as a test for developers. Apple says Messages will support Business Chats, allowing businesses to communicate directly with users. The feature is meant to help users see all their av...

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  • Elton John's farewell, Greta Van Fleet
Elton John's farewell, Greta Van Fleet

The full interview will air on Thursday's GMA which starts at 7 a.m. ET. "It will be the last time that I'm touring and traveling the world, because my priorities have changed", John told several hundred journalists and guests after a mini-concert and virtual reality presentation about his career.

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  • Amazon's cashier-free grocery store finally opens to the public tomorrow
Amazon's cashier-free grocery store finally opens to the public tomorrow

At the forefront of the new age of technology-assisted living are Amazon and Google, who have created home assistants that can do virtually anything for you with voice commands - activate lights in any room, turn on music anywhere in your home, order pizza for delivery, even turn on your electric robot maid.

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  • Facebook wants users to judge which news sources are most trustworthy
Facebook wants users to judge which news sources are most trustworthy

It will only shift the balance of news users see towards sources that are determined to be trusted by the community. However, the move is likely to have a huge impact on the media landscape in almost every country. News organisations immediately began considering how they would fare in the ranking. But it scrapped the red warning icons that woul...

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  • AdultSwine malware could invade your children's phones with pronographic images
AdultSwine malware could invade your children's phones with pronographic images

The pornographic ads and content comes from the malware's own ad library. Lookout confirmed Check Point's findings on AdultSwine malware and said their security software has protected Android users since April 2017. The data-stealing malware is also capable of other kinds of malicious activities such as performing click ad frauds, remote co...

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  • Facebook Wants News Feed to Feature Less News (or Brands)
Facebook Wants News Feed to Feature Less News (or Brands)

Known for setting annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Zuckerberg's stated mission for this year is to "fix" the social network, including by targeting abuse and hate, and making sure visiting Facebook is time well spent.

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  • Ford Edge ST Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show
Ford Edge ST Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

It gets the same pedestrian spoiler that's found on the more basic Edge models, the same gloss black panel on the liftgate, and up front, an upper grille that's no bigger or more aggressive-looking than on those CUVs. "Bringing a host of new technologies as standard and introducing these segment-first features helps ensure customers feel more...

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  • WhatsApp beta now lets users switch between voice calls and video calls
WhatsApp beta now lets users switch between voice calls and video calls

Users can click on the icon to switch to video call directly, even when they're on a voice call with a friend. Android gets the best treatment from Whatsapp developers because the open source platform is convenient to experiment with lots of new features.

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  • Kanye West Performs A Good Deed
Kanye West Performs A Good Deed

The Twitter user noted that his conversation with the girl "wasn't even blasted on social media or anything" by the West-Kardashian clan. The incredible thing is the fact that Kanye did not do this for publicity and he didn't tell the press about this.

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  • Assassin's Creed Origins Could Be Getting A New Game + Mode
Assassin's Creed Origins Could Be Getting A New Game + Mode

Adding a new region to the map of Egypt, the new content will see players fighting against the Romans in a period set years after the events in Origins . Ubisoft has been more than happy to keep Assassin's Creed Origins in the spotlight, especially after it impressed many people by revitalizing the Assassin's Creed series.

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  • Pierce County deputy shot and killed; new suspect description released
Pierce County deputy shot and killed; new suspect description released

McCartney was a husband and has three sons. The Sheriff's Department says one suspect was found dead at the scene, but another male suspect is still at large and is considered armed and risky. The second assailant escaped and remains at large. Deputies were doing a K-9 track in the area and closed 176th Street East to 200th Street East, and 38t...

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  • Amazon's Alexa Coming to Windows PCs
Amazon's Alexa Coming to Windows PCs

According to Mehedi Hassan of Thurrott .com, Asus and Lenovo are also building new Windows 10 devices to bring a widen availability of Alexa in the market of Windows PCs. Acer on Monday a press release that Alexa will come to select Aspire, Spin, Switch, and Swift notebook models as well as Aspire all-in-one PCs starting the first quarter this...

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  • Acer's new Swift 7 claims 'world's thinnest laptop' crown
Acer's new Swift 7 claims 'world's thinnest laptop' crown

Acer has launched the world's thinnest laptop , the Swift 7 at the CES 2018 . For this comparison, Acer has considered the clamshell laptop designs in the market with macOS and Windows. Acer have introduced quite a few new products to us in the last few days and one of them is their new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The Acer Nitro 5 featu...

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  • OnePlus Announces the Limited Edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White
OnePlus Announces the Limited Edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White

Now, we're introducing the limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White. I do wish that the volume rocker, power button, and SIM tray were also red or white, but they are the same black as the standard model. Second, a white masking layer was coated onto the body to ensure a white opacity. In the fourth and final stage, the company uses an ultravio...

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  • Monster Hunter World Trailer Details Elder Dragons; Final Beta Starts Jan 18th
Monster Hunter World Trailer Details Elder Dragons; Final Beta Starts Jan 18th

Each Starter Pack bundle retails for 35,980 yen (about $318). You'll note at least three new monsters introduced in the trailer . It's also apparent that there would be no Xbox One beta to be released, given that the official release of the console version of the game is just a few weeks away.

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  • Spotify's Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom exits company
Spotify's Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom exits company

Spotify launched in 2008 and Apple Music came on the scene in 2015. Spotify's Chief Content Officer, Stefan Blom , is leaving the streaming company in the coming weeks - amid the firm's attempt to list on the New York Stock Exchange .

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  • Spotify faces eye-watering $1.6bn copyright lawsuit over 'unpaid' artist royalties
Spotify faces eye-watering $1.6bn copyright lawsuit over 'unpaid' artist royalties

If the company lists on the New York Stock Exchange, as expected, it would be the first to do so with a direct listing. Spotify is reportedly opting for a direct listing, rather than an IPO. The legal action from Wixen actually comes on the heels of a class-action lawsuit from Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery, musicians who alleged that Spotif...

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  • World leaders will not be banned from Twitter
World leaders will not be banned from Twitter

Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea . Ultimately, Twitter said Friday, prohibiting world leaders from using its service would be ineffective, because it would "not silence" them but "would certainly hamper necessar...

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  • Gander Mountain is reopening in York County as Gander Outdoors
Gander Mountain is reopening in York County as Gander Outdoors

Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis posted a video on Facebook Wednesday in which he shared a list of 69 stores slated to open by "the end of May, middle of June". The company and its assets were then acquired by Lemonis in May, who soon gave hints through Twitter that he would be reviving at least 70 Gander locations, including several in ...

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  • HP issues worldwide battery recall due to fire, burn hazards
HP issues worldwide battery recall due to fire, burn hazards

According to reports, about 50,000 units have been sold. The list also includes the HP ZBook Studio G4 which doesn't ship with the affected batteries but could have been replaced with them. "Batteries affected by this recall should immediately be put into " Battery Safety Mode ", HP advised". For customers with further questions, HP has set up a ...

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  • Fake Google Play Security Apps Harvest User Info
Fake Google Play Security Apps Harvest User Info

But we also hope Google does more to curb the menace of rogue apps, developers and extension on its respective app stores for the various platforms it operates it. More than 250 games and social apps that use Alphonso software are available in the Google Play store; some are also available in Apple's App Store .

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  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 Processor Is a Monster
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 Processor Is a Monster

Samsung said the Exynos 9 (9810) is based on second-generation 10-nm FinFET production technology and is optimized for premium smart devices. What's interesting is that it's also used for 3D facial scanning for hybrid face recognition. The Exynos 9810 has been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards HONOREE in the Embedded Technologies prod...

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  • Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 press renders leak
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 press renders leak

Apart from the display, the upcoming Xperia Xa2 Ultra may see some major changes on the camera department, as renders hint at dual 16-megapixel cameras on the front. The company is also expected to introduce a low-range smartphone, the Xperia L2 . The top and bottom speakers out front are also visible as are the volume controls plus the power bu...

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  • Tesla misses its Model 3 deliveries by a mile (TSLA)
Tesla misses its Model 3 deliveries by a mile (TSLA)

The company said that the production rate for Model 3 had improved significantly in the last few days of 2017; one-third of the quarter's units were manufactured in the last seven days in December. On a combined basis, deliveries of the two vehicles were up 27% year over year and 9% quarter over quarter. In contrast, production and delivery for M...

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  • LG Introduces Compact 4K Projector That Can Create 150-inch Screen
LG Introduces Compact 4K Projector That Can Create 150-inch Screen

As such the LG UHD projector offers an eye squinting 2,500 lumens of brightness. LG's 4K UHD projector promises great cinematic experience thanks to its excellent 4K picture quality and portable size, meaning that the movie environment can be created in any room of the house at any time.

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 release date may have been leaked
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date may have been leaked

However, an online retailer in Denmark may have just spilled the beans. If that is not bad enough, Rockstar has also mentioned that a Shark Card-like element is being heavily considered for their next major IP, Red Dead Redemption 2. So, for now, treat it as a rumor. The official release date for the game has not been announced yet, so whethe...

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  • Some Galaxy Note 8 devices facing issues while charging
Some Galaxy Note 8 devices facing issues while charging

One particular user says that they let their 2-month-old Galaxy Note 8 die completely before plugging it in. Users have also complained that just when their battery reached to 0%, Note 8 refused to accept charge or turn on. The report was first published by Piunikaweb . According to a recent report it appears that owners of the handset...

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