Electronics


Scalebound to Be a Nintendo Switch Exclusive Scalebound to Be a Nintendo Switch Exclusive
- February 21, 2019

Is Scalebound being brought back to life by Nintendo for the Switch? Anyway, this doesn't mean that a " new " Scalebound is being worked on at Platinum Games exclusively for Nintendo Switch . Unfortunately, the company allowed the trademark to expire, as they didn't know what to do with it since the game was canceled. In the original concept for Scalebound , you were to play as Drew, who, while exploring the risky world of Draconis, is bonded to the fearsome and noble dragon, ... (more...)
Preorder a Galaxy S10 Now, Save Up to $550 with Trade Preorder a Galaxy S10 Now, Save Up to $550 with Trade
- February 14, 2019

The Samsung flagship phone will come with a punch-hole display which will include the selfie camera inside it. The Galaxy S10 will feature an Infinity-O AMOLED display where the selfie camera is placed as a cut-out on the top right corner of the screen. (more...)
Trump signs order prioritising AI research Trump signs order prioritising AI research
- February 13, 2019

Research and development: Federal funding agencies will be asked to "prioritize AI investments" in their allocations. The Trump administration is going to create the American AI Initiative with an executive order on Monday, according to the New York Times and Reuters . (more...)
Epic Launches Fortnite Account Merge Tool Epic Launches Fortnite Account Merge Tool
- February 11, 2019

Nearly everything on the secondary account gets moved to the primary account , and then the secondary will be disabled . Select the account you want to merge and disable ( secondary account ). This whole is an epic and simple process for those who are holding to gaming accounts and are messy struggling. A holding period to make sure you're not trying anything phishy like stealing somebody else's account, I guess. (more...)
Google offers free password checking extension for Chrome Google offers free password checking extension for Chrome
- February 09, 2019

An unusually large group of Google engineers and research scientists are behind Password Checkup , more than 30 of whom are credited for assisting in the creation of the extension. We designed Password Checkup with privacy-preserving technologies to never reveal this personal information to Google . Examples of second verification steps include: "an SMS text message, a six-digit code generated by an app, a prompt that you receive on a trusted device or the use of a physical security key". (more...)
After delay, Apple releases a fix for FaceTime bug After delay, Apple releases a fix for FaceTime bug
- February 09, 2019

However, Apple has now restored the Group FaceTime server for all users who are on iOS 12.1.4. We would be remiss, however, if we didn't mentions someone else too, at this point. The fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday. Apple deemed it so serious that it disabled the group FaceTime feature while it investigated and produced a fix. (more...)
Technical Issues Affecting Wells Fargo Customers Technical Issues Affecting Wells Fargo Customers
- February 09, 2019

Customers complained on social media that they could not get into their Wells Fargo accounts online all morning, and some learned the hard way when their cards were declined. CST. Some customers reported the problem was restricting access to Wells Fargo's network of ATM's, although one customer told KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler he was able to access his account via a Geary Boulevard ATM. (more...)
Keep your accounts more secure with Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension Keep your accounts more secure with Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension
- February 07, 2019

In other words, the Password Checkup Chrome extension will tell you when you need to change your password and every single person who uses Chrome should install it immediately. When asked to define phishing, password manager and two-step verification, only 32% of respondents correctly defined all three terms. But Baby Boomers (50+-year-olds) are more likely to use a unique password for each of their accounts (40 percent vs. (more...)
Steam Lunar New Year Sale Now Open With PC Discounts And Bonuses Steam Lunar New Year Sale Now Open With PC Discounts And Bonuses
- February 06, 2019

Like recent sales, there's a single discounted price for each game through the duration of the sale. Some of the usual suspects are there on sale like The Wither III: Wild Hunt and Rainbow Six Siege , but there are also a selection of games found through the sale's event page which highlights some of the best deals on games like Far Cry 5 and Overcooked 2 . (more...)
Marshmallo is throwing a concert in Fortnite’s Pleasant Park this weekend Marshmallo is throwing a concert in Fortnite’s Pleasant Park this weekend
- February 03, 2019

Previous data mining from patch v7.20 uncovered a secret Marshmello music video, which will presumably debut with his concert. Fortnite is already known for its live events - one-time only occurrences where you have to be in the game at a certain time to watch it unfold. (more...)
Apple Takes Away Key License From Facebook After Massive Policy Violation Apple Takes Away Key License From Facebook After Massive Policy Violation
- January 31, 2019

The move comes after news broke that Facebook was using the program to distribute a questionable market research app to thousands of users. As per App Store guidelines , and as Mashable notes , "collecting information from other apps installed on a user's a device is something that is a clear no-no with Apple ". (more...)
FaceTime Flaw Lets You Spy on Friends (and Enemies) FaceTime Flaw Lets You Spy on Friends (and Enemies)
- January 30, 2019

Under certain circumstances, the glitch also allowed callers to see the person they were calling before they picked up. Of course, that person can hear you as well, but only if it's aware that a FaceTime call is in progress. He said it would have been hard to use the bug to spy on someone, as the phone would ring first - and it's easy to identify who called. He commented: "The FaceTime bug is an egregious breach of privacy that puts New Yorkers at risk". (more...)
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to MERGE in bombshell new plans Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to MERGE in bombshell new plans
- January 27, 2019

Instead, he is planning on unifying the underlying infrastructure across the three platforms. The project is not thought to involve creating a new messaging app , but could allow Facebook users to message people who only have a WhatsApp account, as the services would run on the same technology. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a new Android Pie beta Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a new Android Pie beta
- January 25, 2019

Considering previous roll-out pattern, it's a matter of days for Samsung before it starts to invite public software developers for beta testing. The company has also set up a new Software Upgrade division past year which will work towards improving the Android upgrade process. (more...)
Microsoft finally giving up on its failed Windows Phone Microsoft finally giving up on its failed Windows Phone
- January 25, 2019

This page has been updated on 14 January, 2019, looking to answer the doubts of existing Windows Phone device users across the globe. Microsoft has already published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile's end of Support. A year later, the company took a $960 million impairment and restructuring hit related to the disastrous deal. Plus, with S Mode for Windows 10, schools can reduce the risk of bloatware and speed up boot times, improve battery life and enjoy better device ... (more...)
DxOMark officially introduced DxOMark Selfie - released its first ever leaderboard DxOMark officially introduced DxOMark Selfie - released its first ever leaderboard
- January 25, 2019

The challenge with front-facing cameras is the relatively short distance - often arm's length - from sensor to subject. The testing firm launched the new category by testing 12 smartphone selfie cameras. The Pixel 3 took better quality still images, according to DxO, while the Note 9 produced better selfie videos. DxOMark states that the Pixel 3's camera dominated with extremely detailed selfies while Note 9 goes for a cleaner selfie approach. (more...)
Game remake coming soon Game remake coming soon
- January 25, 2019

Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 are coming to the Nintendo Switch. Did Capcom made a right decision to Remake Resident Evil 2 , is there a crowd for a remake of a game that was released in 1998? We're here to give you all the answers you need in that regard. (more...)
Microsoft set to end Windows 10 Mobile updates and support Microsoft set to end Windows 10 Mobile updates and support
- January 21, 2019

The latest version of Windows 10 Mobile was released in October 2017. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) also reportedly scrapped as many as 36,000 Windows phones and replaced them with iPhones after previous acknowledgment that Microsoft mobile support would be ending. (more...)
Fortnite leaks gamers' credentials - Security Fortnite leaks gamers' credentials - Security
- January 21, 2019

Researchers at security firm Check Point Software used a vulnerability in the online game Fortnite to demonstrate how a security flaw could be used to steal a player's login details. First released in 2017 by American video game developers Epic Games , Fortnite is a free-to-play battle game available on a range of platforms and consoles. (more...)
MORTAL KOMBAT 11 Reveals First Gameplay and Characters article MORTAL KOMBAT 11 Reveals First Gameplay and Characters article
- January 19, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 23rd April 2019, with a pre-order granting access to a beta on 28th March, as well as Shao Kahn as a playable bonus character. Also worth noting is that it seems like the Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat 11 will only be available at GameStop in the United States. Characters confirmed so far include Raiden and Scorpion , who appeared in the original reveal trailer. (more...)
Google Assistant Interpreter Mode - Hands On at CES 2019 Google Assistant Interpreter Mode - Hands On at CES 2019
- January 12, 2019

Essentially, people can ask Google Assistant to be their personal interpreter and it will provide real-time spoken (on Google Home) or written (on smart displays) translations to help you and the other person understand what each of you are saying. (more...)
Windows 10 Finally Becomes Most Popular Desktop OS Windows 10 Finally Becomes Most Popular Desktop OS
- January 07, 2019

If you don't already have a password-less phone number account, you can create one in a mobile app like Word on your iOS or Android device to try it out. For now, you'll need to use the command line if you want to see them. Once you've setup your account, you can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN (depending on your device capabilities) to sign in to Windows 10. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa Crashed in Europe on Christmas Day Amazon's Alexa Crashed in Europe on Christmas Day
- December 30, 2018

Still, Amazon , which dominates e-commerce in the USA, has relied on the growth of its Prime members, who pay $119 a year for the service. "We are thrilled that in the USA alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime". (more...)
As of late afternoon, no CenturyLink ETA for restored Internet service As of late afternoon, no CenturyLink ETA for restored Internet service
- December 29, 2018

What happened: On Thursday, CenturyLink customers nationwide reported experiencing outages of their internet coverage, which I wrote about for the Deseret News . "After pushing the information to all other methods we chose to send the message via EAS (Emergency Alert System) and WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) to ensure everyone was aware of the outage", CRESA said in a press release Friday morning. (more...)
Social Media Erupts Over New Instagram Update
- December 28, 2018

Should be fixed now. "Sorry about that", tweeted Adam Mosseri , Instagram's VP of Product, who started his job a few months ago. Many social media users weren't happy about the abrupt change and took to Twitter to voice their complaints. (more...)
Trump says believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal' Trump says believing in Santa at 7 is 'marginal'
- December 26, 2018

After going viral in 2016 , the video of a Sikh Santa Claus taking to the streets, is winning a lot of hearts again because it's Christmas Eve and everybody loves to do bhangra . You can also now use Google Assistant to communicate directly with the patron of presents, allowing anyone to say "Hey Google, call Santa" and be put through to the North Pole for a cheeky Christmas surprise. (more...)
'PUBG Mobile' Has Over 200 Million Users 'PUBG Mobile' Has Over 200 Million Users
- December 22, 2018

These numbers consist of download and plays on both iOS and Android platforms globally. PUBG Mobile is the new sensation in mobile gaming and every time there's a new update arriving, players drool in anticipation. Finally, the update now gets a settings that allows the game to work with phones with a notched display. In addition, the notice also stated that anyone who updates the game before December 25th will get Outfit Box III (7d) x1 and 1,888 BP. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ rumoured to come with 1TB storage Samsung Galaxy S10+ rumoured to come with 1TB storage
- December 22, 2018

This is slightly different from the previously discussed "3 Bears" fable setup. But when will we actually get 5G-compatible phones? And it has the smallest chin among the three. Seems like Samsung is taking a page from Apple's book, and for good reasons, by opting to include a third, more affordable offering in its flagship series of phones. (more...)
Samsung & Verizon 5G Partnership Hints at Galaxy S10 Features Samsung & Verizon 5G Partnership Hints at Galaxy S10 Features
- December 07, 2018

The Infinity-O display that Samsung is working on will offer a hole within the display rather than a traditional notch on the top of the display. Samsung has largely stuck to slim top and bottom bezels for its Galaxy line of phones . (more...)
Ericsson rumoured to be behind O2 and Softbank outages Ericsson rumoured to be behind O2 and Softbank outages
- December 07, 2018

With O2 United Kingdom and Softbank customers being thrown back to the 90s after a network outage, reports have emerged suggest Ericsson was the root cause. Work is now ongoing to fix the fault and customers are being encouraged to use wi-fi where possible. Customers have vented their frustration at not being able to access the internet on their phones. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be the chip in flagship phones of 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be the chip in flagship phones of 2019
- December 06, 2018

Qualcomm unveiled its new mobile processor at the event, the Snapdragon 855 . In terms of overall performance, Qualcomm claims the 855's Kyro 485 CPU is 45 percent faster than its previous generation Kyro 385 CPU. The new 3D Sonic Sensor uses ultrasonic scanning, rather than the optical systems now available on devices like the OnePlus 6T . It is the first to offer 5G, and will be in numerous 2019 flagships from Samsung , Google and other phone manufacturers. (more...)
Fortnite Creative is a powerful sandbox mode for the battle royale juggernaut Fortnite Creative is a powerful sandbox mode for the battle royale juggernaut
- December 06, 2018

A wintery theme has been confirmed for Season 7 with the first teaser from Epic Games showing a menacing character in an ice crown. Developers can directly reach out to players, players can support content creators, and developers can reward content creators for promoting their games to players. (more...)
TRAI DND App Now Available on iOS TRAI DND App Now Available on iOS
- December 05, 2018

Apple's pick for the iPhone's App of the Year is Procreate Pocket , the phone-sized version of the iPad's Procreate sketching app. The app is very useful for reporting and blocking those pesky spam calls and text messages. Of course, Apple now uses Face ID for its newer iPhones and the latest iPad Pro , but users of MacBooks and older iPhones and iPads are still susceptible to Touch ID shenanigans - and Face ID is arguably even more suited to this modern con. (more...)
AWS piles on the machine learning services AWS piles on the machine learning services
- December 02, 2018

Still, some customers have certain workloads that will likely need to remain on-premises for several years such as applications that are latency sensitive and need to be in close proximity to on-premises assets. "So we started with what our customers were asking for and worked backwards". Variant 1: In this the VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts will permit you to continue using the same VMware control plane and APIs for running your infrastructure. (more...)
Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche
- November 30, 2018

It's got 443 horsepower coming from a turbocharged flat-six 3.0-liter engine delivering an extra 23 hp over the previous model. Porsche says the forced inductions are now more fuel efficient thanks to improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Breaks Sales Records During Black Friday Weekend Nintendo Switch Breaks Sales Records During Black Friday Weekend
- November 30, 2018

The Switch became the best-selling Nintendo console in USA history for the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday - even more than the Wii - and had its best-selling week ever in the U.S. Nintendo Switch games in the United States have hit more than 1.5 million units since the November 16 launch (the game recently recorded sales of 3 million units worldwide in its first week). (more...)
Largest 'Knickers' in Australia Eats 30Kg of Grass Each Day Largest 'Knickers' in Australia Eats 30Kg of Grass Each Day
- November 30, 2018

Knickers' massive 30kg-a-day diet is a mix of natural green pasture and rations of cereal grain, and though he has always been a big eater, Mr Pearson puts his size mostly down to genetics. 'He's just getting on with his job, which is basically just eating and sleeping, ' he said. According to the Guinness World Records , the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010. (more...)
Red Dead Online player count revealed and other new details Red Dead Online player count revealed and other new details
- November 27, 2018

Friday, November 30: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 . November 29, 2018: Anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 between October 26-29, 2018 will have access to Red Dead Online . Then, on the 28th November, the beta will open up to everyone who bought and played the game at launch, on the 26th October. Starting tomorrow, the online mode will start rolling out in order to not repeat the mistakes made on GTA Online's release. (more...)
Influencers Beware, Instagram Is Going After Fake Followers & Paid-For Likes Influencers Beware, Instagram Is Going After Fake Followers & Paid-For Likes
- November 21, 2018

Instagram on Monday said it'll begin removing fake likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity on the platform. Now is the time to keep an eye on your favorite Instagram accounts to see if they'll get a sudden drop in followers, exposing their wretched ways! As a result, they're asked to change their password regardless to revoke access. (more...)
Newly launched iPad Pro can seemingly bend and break very easily Newly launched iPad Pro can seemingly bend and break very easily
- November 21, 2018

Essentially the sapphire glass lens cover is no better than covering the lens with the glass used on the front of the iPad. Most consumers won't be trying to bend their tablets, and it goes without saying that you should protect it at all costs if you spend the money to add a new iPad Pro to your collection. (more...)

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