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Tech Google reportedly shifting employees away from tablet, laptop division
Author: 0 Google reportedly shifting employees away from tablet, laptop division

Since the market is insanely competitive and margins are low, it seems Google decided that perhaps it would be best to concentrate its efforts on its products that are doing well for now. The tablet is, well, a Google tablet, and as usual, it debuted to a lukewarm reception. One source confirmed that the company indeed had "a bunch of stuff in the works " prior to the employee shift.

Tech Judgment Sales Halted in Japan Following Actor’s Drug Arrest, Western Release Uncertain
Author: 0 Judgment Sales Halted in Japan Following Actor’s Drug Arrest, Western Release Uncertain

The effect of the actor's arrest on the western version of the game is not yet known. He has since admitted to use of the drug, which is in violation of the country's strict narcotics laws. In a statement from Sega, the company says it received information regarding the arrest of Taki, and are now confirming the facts. The game is scheduled for worldwide release on June 25th, and it's now unclear if Sega will delay its launch or push through with its original plan.

Tech Fortnite Now Forces Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One
Author: 0 Fortnite Now Forces Cross-Play Between PS4 And Xbox One

From now on, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be pooled together (you'll have to opt-in to cross-play) while Nintendo Switch players will be pooled in with mobile players. The rub is that for months Switch fans haven't been happy that they have to compete against other 60FPS platforms with 30FPS, so this move has been a long time coming.

Tech Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console
Author: 0 Google Is Probably Making a Video Game Console

The tech giant is expected to announce a new streaming game service at a press event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 19. It prompts gamers to " discover a new way to play ". The potential Google console has been rumored for months. It could be that Project Stream and Project Yeti work together in some way, and the GDC event will see Google launching a hardware product along with the commercial version of Project Stream .

Tech Chrome 73 finally supports dark mode on Mac
Author: 0 Chrome 73 finally supports dark mode on Mac

With the release of Chrome 73 on Tuesday, the browser now natively supports the dark mode long offered in macOS Mojave. If you don't want to wait, or if you're a Mac user who doesn't want to go all-in on dark mode just to change the color of Chrome , you can of course venture into the Chrome themes settings to pick a color of your very own.

Tech Huawei Caught Using Stock Images To Promote Upcoming P30 Smartphone Series
Author: 0 Huawei Caught Using Stock Images To Promote Upcoming P30 Smartphone Series

When reached for comment, Huawei Malaysia had this to say: "We've been made aware that there might have been some misunderstanding regarding our recent Huawei P30 Series teaser posters". Surprisingly from the pictures , we can actually see the details when it was zoomed in as well. It'll nearly certainly have a bigger screen than the P30 and P30 Pro though, as is normal for the Mate series.

Tech Facebook sues Ukrainian app developers for scraping user data
Author: 0 Facebook sues Ukrainian app developers for scraping user data

The quizzes, with titles such as "Who is your first, last, and the only love?" and "Who is your doppelganger from the past?", gained access to this information via the Facebook Login system - which enables connections between third-party apps and Facebook profiles.

Tech Facebook Messenger DOWN: WhatsApp rival NOT WORKING as users report issues
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger DOWN: WhatsApp rival NOT WORKING as users report issues

While some are reporting slower loading times or the inability to send messages, some are saying they can't login to the site at all or use the app. It also said the outage is not related to a DDoS attack. Many people report a similar problem in which they can see their timelines but cannot make posts. According to the website Down Detector, the most common problems being reported are total blackout and log in issues.

Tech Google Allo is shutting down today
Author: 0 Google Allo is shutting down today

We've known for a while now that Google's Allo messaging service would be following in Google +'s footsteps, but a specific close data hadn't been revealed - we only knew that it'd be shutting down this month. All of your messages will be completely deleted, though conversations you've had with Google Assistant will remain stored on Google's servers (you can delete them if you wish).

Tech Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage
Author: 0 Google's Gmail, Drive, YouTube and some other services suffer global outage

Gmail, in a a message posted on Google's GSuite Status Dashboard , said it was experiencing a "service disruption". We will provide an update by 3/13/19, 11:14 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Gmail has been having issues since around 1:50pm. Google has not confirmed the cause of the outages or how long they would last. But if there's a project or deadline assignment you need to send right away, and Gmail is your only e-mail account, you'll have a flawless excuse as to ...

Tech Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Announcement
Author: 0 Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Announcement

Honoring the iconic hero and his epic journey, The Master Chief's story is brought together with a total of 67 campaign missions plus more than 120 multiplayer maps (including the original Halo Combat Evolved maps) and Spartan Ops maps.

Tech More phones than ever will get early access to Android 10
Author: 0 More phones than ever will get early access to Android 10

Furthermore, the Android Q beta will be available on even more devices that Android P, a Googler confirmed. Q: I noticed that when we announced the Android Pie preview at last year's I/O, there were several devices that were announced at that time, which I thought was new to have that many different devices coming out.

Tech Russians protest against internet curbs
Author: 0 Russians protest against internet curbs

Thousands of protesters gathered in Moscow on Saturday to rally against a draft law that aims to reconfigure the foundation of Russia's internet. But an estimated 15,300 people protested at the weekend in Moscow and reportedly made speeches on a stage and chanted slogans such as "hands off the internet" and "no to isolation, stop breaking the Russian internet".

Tech Mario Day Sale offers new Nintendo deals to Switch gamers
Author: 0 Mario Day Sale offers new Nintendo deals to Switch gamers

U Deluxe . If you are looking to pick up a Switch, you can grab any of those games for about half price. MAR10 Day is just around the corner, and Nintendo is celebrating with some savings to be taken advantage of. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch and wondered how much better the experience would be with the Pro Controller, now would be a good time to find out. " This promotion is a great option for consumers who want to pick up Nintendo Switch and some hit games at a value price ".

Tech Images of all 10 unreleased Apex Legends characters leaked
Author: 0 Images of all 10 unreleased Apex Legends characters leaked

However, it won't be too open about its plans because it doesn't "want them to see us coming". Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends , the free-to-play battle royale game, could be set to add a rocket launcher to its arsenal. Finally, Respawn said in the post that it's aware of issues related to slow performance at the start of matches. "It says that it has heard the community but it is not now pursuing it because it "opens a lot of risk for players to abuse it", and "[It believes] the ...

Tech Google Doodle goes all tech to celebrate 30th anniversary
Author: 0 Google Doodle goes all tech to celebrate 30th anniversary

The tech is not to be confused with the internet itself, which is the global computer network that dates back to the 1960s. Berners-Lee also called for a response to the " unintended negative consequences " of the web , which he said had led to "the outraged and polarised tone and quality of online discourse".

Tech Windows 10 Can Now Automatically Roll Back Faulty Updates
Author: 0 Windows 10 Can Now Automatically Roll Back Faulty Updates

The company will remove Windows Updates on its own if it detects that your computer recently recovered from a startup failure. Microsoft has said that Windows 10 will start removing installed Windows Updates that cause problems in starting or running your device at peak efficiency.

Author: 0 Apple confirms March 25th event, says "It’s show time"

Apple's two big product events-usually in March and September-are A Big Deal. Some reports said actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and "Star Wars" director J.J. The company has partnered with several publications like The New York Times , Washington Post , Wall Street Journal , etc. The event is one that has been expected, but it's now all official.

Tech Vivo S1 key specs, renders and price surfaced online
Author: 0 Vivo S1 key specs, renders and price surfaced online

The vivo S1 is a surprise, as no one expected this phone . The tipster also reveals specifications and price of the Vivo X27 and Vivo X27 Pro alongside. It will be equipped with a microSD card slot for additional storage. The Vivo S1 has a triple rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP RGB sensor, 8 MP super wide-angle lens, and a 5 MP depth sensor.

Tech Pokemon Go studio reveals Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Author: 0 Pokemon Go studio reveals Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

The teases were pretty cool, but only offered hints at a plot and told us nothing about how gameplay would work. The blog post covers the basic premise of the game. "These real-time multiplayer battles against unsafe foes encourage players to join forces with fellow witches and wizards to take on higher level threats and unlock rare magical rewards".

Tech Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel
Author: 0 Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel

As a result, even if you're a user of Mozilla Firefox or Opera, two of the blockers which officially are blocked from accessing Skype for Web , you can connect to Skype for Web just fine. There is also an option for call recording where, as it sounds, will let users record their phone calls. They will just have to click Gallery under the chat name to see all the files, links, and photos in the conversation.

Tech Apex Legends Has Banned 355,000 PC Cheaters
Author: 0 Apex Legends Has Banned 355,000 PC Cheaters

Developer Respawn Entertainment has had enough of this malarkey, and they've chose to wage a guerrilla war on cheaters: Hit 'em hard, hit 'em fast and leave the offending players scratching their heads when the dust has settled. Many players leave the game even before the match starts. Next week AMD will be at the studio and just like we did with Nvidia visit, we'll be working together to improve stability and performance on PC.

Author: 0 Android Q Beta to Be Available to More Smartphones, May Release Today

Several media reports suggest that Google is gearing up to introduce Android Q (or whatever the search giant may call the next software version) and will release the software very soon. Not all companies get access to Android code early so those in the beta program do have a head start, especially in soliciting real-world feedback from users.

Tech This is what Google’s video game controller could look like
Author: 0 This is what Google’s video game controller could look like

That said, there are two interesting buttons in the middle. Tweeters have pointed out the relative size of the small analog sticks to the rest of the game controller and the chunky-looking handles have also been criticized. The patent has a January 31, 2019 publication date, and uses line drawings to outline what is mostly pretty standard fare for a console controller.

Tech Watch Siliconera Play Devil May Cry 5
Author: 0 Watch Siliconera Play Devil May Cry 5

You have to support the release of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen . In the run up to the launch of Devil May Cry 5 , Capcom hinted that a release of the game on Nintendo Switch could be possible in the future as it was something that they confirmed they would love to make happen.

Tech Black Shark 2 Appears on Geekbench With Snapdragon 855
Author: 0 Black Shark 2 Appears on Geekbench With Snapdragon 855

Xiaomi is not going to end its gaming smartphone line any time soon. Last December, Lenovo unveiled the Z5 Pro GT with that much RAM as its highest option. The Black Shark 2 was also spotted on Geekbench packing 12GB of RAM and getting its power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Reports making rounds of the rumor mill indicate that the Black Shark 2 will come in two variants packing 8GB and 12GB of RAM.