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Tech Amazon Prime Discontinuing 20% Video Game Pre-Order Discount
Author: 0 Amazon Prime Discontinuing 20% Video Game Pre-Order Discount

Instead, Prime members' accounts will be credited $10 for every game they pre-order. This is bound to be a disappointment for long-time Amazon Prime members that have utilized the discount on more than one occasion. One of the best discounts that Prime now offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $60 game down to $47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount is coming to an end on August 27.

Tech Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese State Media
Author: 0 Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese State Media

Bloomberg reports that only 4,000 of the 25,000 apps removed were tagged with the key word "gambling". The company said, "In order to reduce fraudulent activity on the App Store and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity, we are no longer allowing gambling apps submitted by individual developers".

Tech Nvidia’s New RTX Graphics Cards Run $600 to $1200
Author: 0 Nvidia’s New RTX Graphics Cards Run $600 to $1200

The Turing Architecture was revealed a few weeks ago when Nvidia launched their latest Quadro card, which they market with its Real-Time Ray-Tracing capabilities. The GeForce RTX 2080Ti will feature 352-bit memory and 11GB of GDDR6 that will be clocked at 14 Gbps, and will pack 4352 CUDA cores, and will theoretically offer a maximum bandwidth of 616 GB/s.

Tech Diablo III officially announced for Nintendo Switch, releasing this year
Author: 0 Diablo III officially announced for Nintendo Switch, releasing this year

The trailer is actually kind of unique since it plays out much like a Nintendo Direct skit with Nintendo of America Reggie Fils Aime and Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime comedically discussing the game. U was the second-best console launch title this side of 2001. The name would pay homage to Super Mario Bros . The original Super Mario Bros . received a "Deluxe" version on the Game Boy Color that added feature such as red coin challenges, so we may see something along those lines, although it ...

Tech 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus to support Apple Pencil
Author: 0 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus to support Apple Pencil

They expect the "budget" 6.1-inch LCD screen iPhone will be priced between US$699 and $749. Apple will reportedly offer Apple Pencil support and a 512GB flash storage option to at least some versions of the upcoming iPhones . The video clearly shows the size difference between the new iPhone X, with its 5.8-inch OLED panel, and the new iPhone X Plus , with its massive 6.5-inch OLED panel.

Tech WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards Google Drive
Author: 0 WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards Google Drive

Hence, we advise you to back up your WhatsApp data on Google Drive before November 12, 2018. Well it turns out Google and WhatsApp have been chatting behind the scenes and have reached an agreement. The new Drive plans are called Google One and they start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of additional storage, $2.99-per-month for 200GB of storage going up to the $9.99-per-month for 2TB of storage.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched in Taiwan
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched in Taiwan

Customers who purchase a Samsung phone, activate a new line and port their number to Xfinity Mobile will receive a Dollars 300 prepaid card. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users, after updating to version N960FXXU1ARH5, will be able to record 960fps slow-motion video moments of 0.2-second and 0.4-second, Sammobile reports.

Tech Huawei Mate 20 Lite leaks again, this time in three colors
Author: 0 Huawei Mate 20 Lite leaks again, this time in three colors

Yes, plural; somewhat unsurprisingly, as per the Huawei Mate launch a year ago, there will be at least three Huawei Mate 20 handsets wearing exactly the same monikers as the 2017 range. Huawei is reported to have provided 4G LTE support on the Mate 20 Lite . In terms of connectivity, the device is expected to offer a dual SIM card slot with dual 4G VoLTE and LTE support on both slots with Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Dual Band NFC, and Global Positioning System.

Tech Google employees protest plans to build censored search engine in China
Author: 0 Google employees protest plans to build censored search engine in China

They are concerned that by agreeing to censorship demands, Google would validate China's prohibitions on free expression and violate the "don't be evil" clause in the company's code of conduct. China is one-fifth of the world's population. Google declined to comment over the issue as the company never disclosed in public about the plans.

Tech PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile Surpasses 100 Million Downloads
Author: 0 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile Surpasses 100 Million Downloads

According to Tencent and PUBG Corp., PUBG's mobile edition was the "most-download mobile game" in 100-plus countries for its launch week. "We want to thank our committed development team at Lightspeed and Quantum Studios and especially thank the devoted players around the world that continue to inspire us with their passion and dedication", said Vincent Wang, PUBG Mobile general manager.

Tech Apple might announce a new 13-inch MacBook with the new iPhones
Author: 0 Apple might announce a new 13-inch MacBook with the new iPhones

In July, Apple announced a huge update to its MacBook Pro series with faster performance and Pro's exciting features. Apple to price AirPower at $149, compatible with all new 2018 iPhone models. As you know, old entry-level MacBooks and MacBook Air models costed $999 and $799, respectively. According to rumors, it will collect on a hardware platform Intel Kaby Lake Refresh, i.e.

Tech Google Never Halt Tracking Services Despite Paused Location History
Author: 0 Google Never Halt Tracking Services Despite Paused Location History

That's a claim that has emerged from an investigation by Princeton researchers on behalf of Associated Press (AP). Many Google apps ask for your location . The app requires location access, which then jumpstarts a "timeline" of your movements. Google has a lot of controls, menus, explanations, pop-ups, terms of service , and privacy policies to engage with across all of its products.

Tech Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Takes Drag Racing to a Whole New Level
Author: 0 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Takes Drag Racing to a Whole New Level

Strapped to that engine is a massive 3.0L Whipple supercharger. The vehicle was unveiled Thursday in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak as part of the lead-up to this weekend's anuual Woodward Dream Cruise . The price? Some $130 000 (that's around R1,9-million)... Like previous Cobra Jets, the 2018 model has been created to be legal for National Hot Rod Association drag racing, along with several National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association classes.

Tech Android Messages now has a dark mode and new Material Design
Author: 0 Android Messages now has a dark mode and new Material Design

The Android Messages dark mode first appeared as a hidden option back in version 3.3, which some users were able to enable at that time. Google is rolling out these changes to Android Messages now, so keep an eye out if this is your stock text messaging app.

Tech Google clarifies location-tracking policy — APNewsBreak
Author: 0 Google clarifies location-tracking policy — APNewsBreak

Others, however, may take issue with Google continuing to track device location for some services even after you told it not to. The page now says: " This setting does not affect other location services on your device , like Google Location Services and Find My Device".

Author: 0 Sony sells three million PlayStation VR headsets

To commemorate the sales milestone, meanwhile, the company today also announced launch dates for two hotly anticipated PS VR games coming this fall. The game is called Creed: Rise to Glory and will launch on PS VR systems September 25 with pre-orders underway now.

Tech Google could launch smart speaker with display in time for the holidays
Author: 0 Google could launch smart speaker with display in time for the holidays

Out of more than 50 million Alexa devices sold , fewer than 500,000 have been the Echo Show , according to Canalys. All are Android Things-powered touch screens running Google Assistant , with front-facing cameras. Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot were among the first such devices, with others such as JBL Link View and LG ThinQ WK9 demonstrating their capabilities at CES 2018.

Tech Diablo III Is Heading To Nintendo Switch Later This Year
Author: 0 Diablo III Is Heading To Nintendo Switch Later This Year

Dubbed the Eternal Collection , it will feature both expansions and cost $59.99. It will come with the base game, as well as the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions in addition to all other post-launch content that has been released for Diablo 3 .

Tech Australian Teenager Reportedly Hacked Apple's Network
Author: 0 Australian Teenager Reportedly Hacked Apple's Network

The Melbourne teen, who can not be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple's mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer. Authorities ended up confiscating a pair of laptops, a mobile phone, and a hard drive during a raid on the boy's home. His name can't be shared because he's still a minor, but also because he's a well-known individual in the global hacking community.

Author: 0 Confidential Mode comes to Gmail Android app

Gmail did not respond to inquiries when the mode will arrive to iOS devices, but it should hit Apple devices. However, one feature which was talked about a lot was the Confidential Mode . However, users should still keep in mind that Gmail can not stop the users from screenshotting the mail. In order to start using Confidential mode , you must open Gmail , click Compose, and from the bottom right of the window tap Turn on confidential mode.

Tech Motorola lays out its plans for the Android Pie update
Author: 0 Motorola lays out its plans for the Android Pie update

Watch our video to know what's new in Android 9.0 Pie and top features on it. Previously, the Google official account acknowledged the existence of the lag in unlocking the screen of the Pixel 2 XL for some users and confirmed the identification of its fix.

Tech Tencent's shares slide after 'Monster Hunter
Author: 0 Tencent's shares slide after 'Monster Hunter

However the game, where players hunt fearsome creatures, disappeared from the platform on Monday, days after its August 8 release. Parts of the Capcom hit failed to meet regulatory standards and the relevant authorities received a "significant amount of complaints", which in turn spurred the government to revoke an operating license, Tencent said in a statement without elaborating.

Tech NSW fires burn amid drought conditions
Author: 0 NSW fires burn amid drought conditions

More than 80 fires continue to burn along the Great Dividing Range from the Queensland border to Victoria with more than 30 still uncontained. "All this is about is low humidity, dry fuel and strong winds". Residents near the fire were seen covering their faces in a bid to escape the smoke that were rising above their homes. In the north, winds of up to 65km/h and temperatures in the mid to high 20s are making conditions similar to what firefighters faced in the south of the state on ...

Tech The New Motorola P30 Is A Mix Between iPhone X & Huawei P20
Author: 0 The New Motorola P30 Is A Mix Between iPhone X & Huawei P20

Motorola has even had the guts to equip the P30 with a default wallpaper that's near identical Apple's default wallpaper for the iPhone X (below). Aurora, one of the P30's color options, is suspiciously close to the Twilight color available with Huawei's P20 .

Tech LG 5G Smartphone Coming Mid 2019
Author: 0 LG 5G Smartphone Coming Mid 2019

It's good to hear that Sprint will have at least one smartphone on the market ready to go when its 5G network starts rolling out. The company has teamed up with Motorola, which has developed an add-on module for its Moto Z3 handset that includes a 5G modem.

Tech New Fortnite Soaring 50s Mode Takes to the Skies
Author: 0 New Fortnite Soaring 50s Mode Takes to the Skies

You can find the patch notes in the spoilers below. The Save the World mode has a new set of weekly Horde Challenges and a new hero called Thora is joining the game. Jump in and soar to new heights! Intriguingly, alongside the rifle's addition, Epic has removed scopes for assault rifles. The Heavy Sniper Rifle has been added.