• China crackdown exposes Tencent's gaming addiction
China crackdown exposes Tencent's gaming addiction

With the license freeze in place, the likes of Tencent and other companies that have lucrative partnerships with Western organizations like Blizzard have been seeing an impact on stock values. The shift of users to playing these non-monetized games also contributed to a drop in monetization per user, but Tencent adds that the number of daily acti...

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  • Nintendo Switch Online debuts in the second half of September
Nintendo Switch Online debuts in the second half of September

In case you missed it, Nintendo Switch Online will finally allow users to back up save files in the cloud . Nintendo will reveal how to tell if a game requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription "at a later date". Let us know in the comments section below! If you haven't heard already, the Switch Online price is going to be significan...

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  • Samsung unveils new Note 9
Samsung unveils new Note 9

The S Pen stylus that comes with the Note 9 has also been updated to now support Bluetooth, meaning it can be used remotely to run presentations or take photos just by clicking its top. The Note's stylus will now have Bluetooth, allowing people to control phones and apps from up to 30 feet away. The camera will also alert you to any imperfectio...

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  • How to Get the Best Price On a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
How to Get the Best Price On a Samsung Galaxy Note 9

While Google Docs and PDFs don't take up a huge amount of space individually, more space for documents is only a good thing. Samsung even boasted that it controlled its Note 9 presentation using the banana-a-like stylus, before announcing that it plans to open up the SDK to developers so functionality can be built into third-party apps.

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  • ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Bundle Includes a GameCube Controller
‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Bundle Includes a GameCube Controller

Sakurai hinted that there are more characters to come, so it looks like Ultimate's roster is about to become even more packed. Dracula's Castle is the new stage , which spawns items from candlesticks and features appearances from Castlevania bosses including Dracula, and 34 songs from the series.

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  • How to use the new app switcher in Android Pie
How to use the new app switcher in Android Pie

If you've been using the Android P beta, you may not even notice that much has changed when you power your Pixel up; Digital Wellbeing is still a separate opt-in beta, while Slices , which inserts app UI experiences into search results and Google Assistant, won't arrive until the fall.

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  • Moto Z3 launches with Verizon with a modular path to 5G
Moto Z3 launches with Verizon with a modular path to 5G

Google , which had a greater ambition for modular phones and LG, which tried modular phones once, have both given up on the idea. Alongside the Moto Z3 , the company has unveiled a 5G-compatible Moto Mod, which is slated to launch early next year.

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  • Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android
Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

An additional question doubles down on Epic wanting to reclaim that 30 percent fee for the sake of development costs and server overhead-though it does not address Google Play's guarantees of malware scanning for any app downloaded. According to Sweeney, this means that "of the 2.5 billion Android devices in the world or so, 300 million will run ...

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 retail box confirms specs
Samsung Galaxy Note9 retail box confirms specs

Then, in a new campaign, Samsung released 3 videos that portray some of the problems that users struggle with their smartphones every day and Note 9 will end them. As per the image, the device could be available in the Blue colour variant alongside a yellow stylus. Originally spotted by SamMobile , the video confirms that there will be a 512GB...

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  • Sony posts record Q1 profit as new strategy lift its game
Sony posts record Q1 profit as new strategy lift its game

Despite this, Sony's revenues increased significantly thanks to PlayStation . The electronics and entertainment giant reported profits Tuesday of 226.4 billion yen ($2.0 billion) for the April to June quarter, up from 80.9 billion yen in the same period past year.

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  • Honor Note 10 launched with 6.95-inch display, GPU Turbo
Honor Note 10 launched with 6.95-inch display, GPU Turbo

It is also equipped with a liquid cooling tube to control the heat generated while heavy gaming. The Honor Note 10 is built around a 6.95-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) AMOLED display with thin side bezels and no notch. The phone also features a fingerprint sensor at the back for biometric security. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EM...

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  • Google Pixel 3 XL in Clearly White poses for photos
Google Pixel 3 XL in Clearly White poses for photos

We had a hint at these designs back in May when some tempered glass screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and 3XL were leaked. Elsewhere, 9to5Google spotted word of a new accompanying accessory to the new Pixel 2 devices within Google's latest version 8.14 update.

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  • EA Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Starts Next Week
EA Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Starts Next Week

The most premium part of the new offering is that Origin Access Premier subscribers will get early access to every new EA title. Unveiled at this year's E3, the new Netflix-like service is superior to the existing Origin Access subscription service which will now become the basic membership tier.

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  • Comcast TV subscriber losses accelerate in Q2; broadband, mobile growing
Comcast TV subscriber losses accelerate in Q2; broadband, mobile growing

Comcast attributed the weak revenue figure to its blockbuster-bare Universal film slate and the boost in profits to high-margin internet businesses. Comcast , which dropped its pursuit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets last week after a bidding war with Walt Disney Co, is still in the hunt to acquire a controlling stake...

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  • Smartphones with 48-megapixel cameras are coming
Smartphones with 48-megapixel cameras are coming

Normally, such a high megapixel count on such a small chip would result in poor nighttime shooting capacities. This all means that in those low-light situations imaging data from four adjacent pixels is being added in order to achieve sensitivity comparable to that of 1.6 μm pixels.

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  • Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite: Price, availability, and release date
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite: Price, availability, and release date

The prices may go up to Rs 16,500 without discount. The Mi A2 Lite comes in at €179 (around $209) for 3GB/32GB, and €229 (around $267) for 4GB/64GB. The 6-inch full-HD display packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB and 6GB RAM variants respectively. And speaking of photos, you won't care one bit that the dual camera setup on t...

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  • Google hit with 4 3 bn euro Android fine from EU
Google hit with 4 3 bn euro Android fine from EU

Interestingly, Microsoft was one of the companies - alongside Nokia, Oracle, and others - that prompted the European Commission to begin its probe following a formal complaint filed in 2015. Why was Google's conduct a concern to the Commission? Google's parent company, Alphabet, made $12.7 billion in profit in the first three months of the y...

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  • The existence of the Internet is threatened
The existence of the Internet is threatened

The study concludes in a "worst case scenario" more than 4,000 miles of critical infrastructure along US coastlines would be underwater by 2033. While the large transoceanic cables are completely waterproof, the buried smaller fibre optic cables are not and if they are submerged there could be far-reaching impacts not only in the coastal U.S.

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  • Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee. "The country wants the president to be "one of us" who has the same responsibilities of citizenship".

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  • IHOP admits it 'faked' IHOb to promote new burgers
IHOP admits it 'faked' IHOb to promote new burgers

Be sure to join the chain's Pancake Revolution eClub and get THREE free meals for signing up. After speculation and a futile guessing game, IHOP announced that the name change signaled a new focus on burgers . "We'd never turn our back on pancakes", the newly re-renamed IHOP wrote in an Instagram caption . The name change came as the comp...

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  • Samsung Galaxy S10 may feature a 6.44-inch display
Samsung Galaxy S10 may feature a 6.44-inch display

The stock Android fans will choose the OnePlus 3T over Samsung's Galaxy A7, but the latter runs on Samsung's heavy TouchWiz UI. China-based source Ice Universe has recently leaked information about Samsung's new device and his Twitter post suggests that the Note 9's S Pen could essentially have music playback control via Bluetooth.

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  • Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL image leak reveals more details
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL image leak reveals more details

If these renders are true, Pixel 3 will have a normal display design but Pixel 3 XL will feature the notch. It would be interesting to see how Google places its bets to make Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Plus win customers and capture the market, especially when much-lucrative iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - both with rear dual-cam...

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  • Instagram Stories hits 400m daily users, introduces new soundtrack feature
Instagram Stories hits 400m daily users, introduces new soundtrack feature

You can search for a specific song or artist, or browse by genre, mood, and what's popular. Music In Stories will be available in select countries, with a global rollout to follow in the future. Song titles, artists, and album art will appear on any story that has music added to it. Friends and family who view your story will get to hear the ...

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  • Online Retailers Lose State Tax Subsidy
Online Retailers Lose State Tax Subsidy

A Supreme Court judge said the " physical presence " rule had become untenable, citing studies suggesting that the rule costs states up to Dollars 33.9 billion per year in uncollected sales taxes and distorts the market by giving the advantage to remote sellers, over those anchored in the community.

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  • Oppo found a really creative way to kill the smartphone 'notch'
Oppo found a really creative way to kill the smartphone 'notch'

That's why so many phones are shipping with screen notches lately. And it's a true flagship rocking the Snapdragon 845 chip under the hood with a whopping 256GB of storage , a clever camera and an advanced face recognition feature that Oppo is so confident in that it has not included a fingerprint scanner.

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  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, coming to Best Buy on June 24
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, coming to Best Buy on June 24

Features such as a built-in pen and 1-megapixel front-facing camera are returning to the new model, the release noted, maintaining a focus on productivity and taking advantage of the convertible form factor. Write a note, sketch out an idea, edit a document, sign a document, or even use the pen to magnify small text and capture carefully cropped...

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  • What E3 Showed Us About Cyberpunk 2077
What E3 Showed Us About Cyberpunk 2077

For now, it's fun to think about not only what kind of lifespan Cyberpunk 2077 might have compared to The Witcher III, and what could be in store even further down the line from CD Projekt RED. or a bullet to the brain if you mess with the corporations. We saw this for ourselves when V disabled an enemy and hacked into the network through him.

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  • Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game
Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game

The last time Federation Internationale de Football Association voted on World Cup hosting rights was in 2010 with the decision resting with the old executive committee and they chose Russia to host the 2018 tournament and Qatar for 2022. "Pitana returned to Brazil in 2016 for the Olympic Football Tournament where he was the man in the middle for t...

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  • How to pre-register for The Elder Scrolls: Blades
How to pre-register for The Elder Scrolls: Blades

LOS ANGELES-The Electronic Entertainment Show officially starts on Tuesday, but some of gaming's big names have already made major announcements. The full game will be playable in landscape or portrait mode. Blades looks like a hugely ambitious game and it's clear Bethesda has gone to lengths to ensure it's fully optimised for mobile. It plays...

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  • The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Arrives June 26, 2018
The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Arrives June 26, 2018

The game's creative directors said in a video that the game represents the "first steps" into the world of Life is odd 2. The award-winning episodic story game about Max Caulfield and her time traveling powers won the attention of the gaming community with its gripping narrative.

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  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey release date confirmed for October in new trailer
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey release date confirmed for October in new trailer

Like past Ubisoft E3 showings, expect it to run for about 100 minutes or so. As Ubisoft announced , choices matter in The Division 2 and whatever you do will impact the people around you. Don't want to miss any of the E3 2018 action? The game didn't get any new information other than the start of its open beta which starts on June 21st o...

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  • Here's Everything That Microsoft Announced at E3 2018
Here's Everything That Microsoft Announced at E3 2018

But there was also room for Forza Horizon 4 to show us an exciting new "British" racing game with several exciting new features no seen previously in a Forza game. 343 Industries is busily working on the next Halo game, which is codenamed " Infinite ". "So much so that we knew we had to build new tech to fully realize our goals for Ha...

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  • Anthem at E3 2018: major details and new gameplay footage revealed
Anthem at E3 2018: major details and new gameplay footage revealed

The third person shooter is an open world continuous game that can be played simultaneously by up to four players. It looks attractive and the art style is reminiscent of Zelda Breath of the Wild. However, Anthem differentiates itself by introducing hulking armour known as Javelins, which come in a variety of different flavours and offer heaps of...

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  • Halo Infinite Announced by Microsoft!
Halo Infinite Announced by Microsoft!

Here's your first look at Halo Infinite , the new game from 343 Industries. We don't know anything more than the trailer below, but sometimes that's enough. Where does this take place in the Halo canon? We know that the game will star our beloved Master Chief, and at least in the trailer, so other soldiers were shown exploring the alien world as...

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  • Facebook bug publicly shared the private posts of 14 million users
Facebook bug publicly shared the private posts of 14 million users

The company's chief privacy officer shared a very brief statement, "We'd like to apologize for this mistake". Affected users will see a "Please review your posts" pop-up in their Facebook feed so they can review what private details might have leaked.

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  • Apple Unveils New OS with Upgraded Privacy Features
Apple Unveils New OS with Upgraded Privacy Features

And he said, no, they're simply just trying to give their users more privacy , and that may affect Facebook. Other new additions in iOS 12 include Memojis, (animated emojis configured to look like device owners) and Group Facetime for up to 32 people on one video or group call.

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  • Fallout 76 Release Date May Have Briefly Appeared On Amazon
Fallout 76 Release Date May Have Briefly Appeared On Amazon

Firstly, and most importantly, a recent slip up on Amazon had a Fallout 76 release date down as July 31 this year, later switched to August 1st, then to placeholder central, December 31. Those assets definitely look like Fallout 4 assets, so a full-on Fallout set around the mysterious Vault 76 could be one solution. In fact, Red Dead Re...

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  • New Bungie Game on the Way
New Bungie Game on the Way

Bungie has much riding on Destiny 2's first big yearly expansion, dubbed Forsaken , due out in September. Anyway, Bungie is teaming up with High Moon Studios for Destiny 2: Forsaken which will expand the Destiny 2 experience with a new story, a pair of new destinations and of course, new weapons, gear and gameplay modes including Gam...

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  • Apple reveals macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode and Finder photo tools
Apple reveals macOS 10.14 Mojave with dark mode and Finder photo tools

Since the current Mac App Store on macOS 10 .13.5 doesn't support video previews, it is clear that this video preview was meant for upcoming Mac App Store as part of macOS 10.14 and shouldn't have been there for macOS 10.13.5. Also, there is a Categories tab that lists all the apps category-wise. Users can join using video or audio-only ...

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Editions, Pre-Order Bonuses Officially Revealed
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Editions, Pre-Order Bonuses Officially Revealed

As one of the most anticipated games of the fall, Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily on track to be a top seller in the later half of the year, and now Rockstar Games has officially pulled back the curtain on several editions of the game that will arrive with its launch and what to expect when pre-ordering the game.

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