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Author: 0 Google Maps update brings Nokia's classic Snake game to everyone

The classic Snake game that made its debut on Nokia phones back in 2007 and achieved popularity not long after, is now available to all Google Map users. Now just swipe to move your train or bus around the map to pick up passengers and landmarks. Google has an interesting history of launching retro games on Google Maps every April 1st.

Tech Google Pixel 3a to start at €450 and have a purple version
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3a to start at €450 and have a purple version

You could expect the same from these two upcoming devices. Even more important, perhaps, is the fact that they're the only Android phones that get big software updates as soon as they're released. Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL will have 64GB of internal storage. Under the hood, the smartphones will be powered by a Snapdragon 670 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of RAM.

Tech Apple Launches, Next Generation Credit Card, Name:
Author: 0 Apple Launches, Next Generation Credit Card, Name: "Apple Card"

Apple has commissioned programming from Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Apple TV+ will be home to some of the highest quality original storytelling that TV and movie lovers have seen yet. The physical card, which will be available starting in the summer, will be made of titanium and will contain the customer's name, which will be laser-etched.

Tech Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready After Anti-Cheat Bug Fix
Author: 0 Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready After Anti-Cheat Bug Fix

Essentially, this means that Microsoft believes the update is fully shipshape and ready to be delivered broadly to all PCs, and also to business computers (with business environments needing to be sure of the stability of an update for obvious reasons - downtime costs money here).

Tech Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis and Forecast to 2025
Author: 0 Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis and Forecast to 2025

Chapter 10 and 11, to segment the sales by type and application , with sales market share and growth rate by type , application , from 2014 to 2019. What's Market Competition in This Industry, Both Company, and Country Wise? Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market Report Provide Analysis of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality industry on the basis of Current Market trends , Product type , Top Manufacturers and variety of Applications .The report also ...

Tech How to get Twitter’s new ‘Lights out’ dark mode on iOS
Author: 0 How to get Twitter’s new ‘Lights out’ dark mode on iOS

Today, the company has rolled out an OLED-friendly dark mode for the latter. The new Lights Out option is rolling out today to iPhone and iPad users. Now that most apps are doing Dark Mode , the race is on to see which one can deliver the darkest versions. On the other hand, the Lights Out mode consist of pure Black colour.

Tech Valve confirms new VR headset called Valve Index
Author: 0 Valve confirms new VR headset called Valve Index

Valve has previously partnered with HTC on the Vive for its VR needs, but we've known the company has been working on its own VR solution for some time. Whilst there have been many, many rumours over the last few years, nothing has ever been official from Valve. It runs the popular Steam online game store.

Tech LG G8 ThinQ lands on T-Mobile April 5th
Author: 0 LG G8 ThinQ lands on T-Mobile April 5th

We don't have a full review ready to go quite yet, but if you want to know what we think about the G8 before you throw down your cash, here are some initial impressions. The LG G8 ThinQ also has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera along with an f/1.7 lens at the front. You can also add a new line on T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan to get this offer, for which T-Mobile pre-orders begin on April 5, or you can pick one up in a T-Mobile store starting April 12.

Tech Apple completely cancels its AirPower product
Author: 0 Apple completely cancels its AirPower product

While charging, the status of each device on the mat was supposed to be displayed on your iPhone . "After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project", said Dan Riccio, Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, in a statement emailed to TechCrunch .

Tech McDonald's to introduce AI drive-thru menus that tailor to individual customers
Author: 0 McDonald's to introduce AI drive-thru menus that tailor to individual customers

The deal has said to cost a massive $423 million and came after McDonald's tested the tech at some of its U.S. stores a year ago. The fast-food chain hopes to use its AI to power its new customer experience strategy. " McDonald's will also begin work to integrate the technology into all of its digital customer experience touchpoints, such as self-order kiosks and McDonald's Global Mobile App", the fast food giant said in a statement .

Tech Video service, taking on Netflix
Author: 0 Video service, taking on Netflix

Apple News Plus subscription for one month costs $9.99 in the United States and $12.99 in Canada. Apple also announced it was overhauling its news app, which Cook said is the number one news app in the world. With its new gaming subscription service called Apple Arcade , the company says it has created a way to help game developers monetize their games. Apple TV + is launching in fall 2019 .

Tech Godfathers of AI Win Prestigious Turing Award
Author: 0 Godfathers of AI Win Prestigious Turing Award

The prestigious award is widely referred to the "Nobel Prize of the Computer Industry" and comes along with US$1 million courtesy of Google . The award marks the latest recognition of the instrumental role that artificial intelligence will play in redefining the relationship between humanity and technology in the years ahead.

Tech We have the first glimpse of Streets of Rage 4 gameplay
Author: 0 We have the first glimpse of Streets of Rage 4 gameplay

So, after 25 years, a fourth " Streets of Rage " has been announced by Sega and Dotemu and the first gameplay trailer was revealed this week. Now, after 25 years of silence, we're finally going to get another game featuring the glorious beat 'em up gameplay. So far so good, it looks awesome.

Tech New entry-level Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Saloon introduced
Author: 0 New entry-level Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Saloon introduced

It's a far cry from the massive wing offered on the hatchback. It rides on "aerodynamically optimised" 18-inch light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design, with 19-inch items optionally available. So there you have it, another new way into AMG ownership - and that can hardly be a bad thing, can it? With power transmitted to the same 4MATIC all-wheel drive system via the same seven-speed dual-clutch 'box, the 0-62 sprint takes 4.8 seconds - 0.1 seconds down on the hatchback - while top speed ...

Tech Elder Scrolls Blades is Now on Android Early Access
Author: 0 Elder Scrolls Blades is Now on Android Early Access

In case you've forgotten, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an upcoming mobile games that puts gamers in the boots of one of the Blades , a group of elite warriors and spies who serve the Empire and the Dragonborn. Bethesda promises an epic, AAA experience where players can customize their characters, explore countless dungeons, and witness new storylines, all on a smartphone or tablet.

Tech HMD Attaches A Release Date To Nokia X71 And Its 48MP Camera
Author: 0 HMD Attaches A Release Date To Nokia X71 And Its 48MP Camera

The event will be held next month on April 2 in Taiwan. Nokia X71 aka Nokia 8 .1 Plus might arrive with support for 18W fast charging. However, 6.2-inch display with 48MP primary rear camera sensor is confirmed , where the HMD Global can launch two different variant with higher and lower camera specs.

Tech The Apple Card is Apple's biggest announcement of 2019 so far
Author: 0 The Apple Card is Apple's biggest announcement of 2019 so far

Forget Apple's new TV service coming this fall - the biggest announcement Apple made this week, full stop, is the Apple Card , an extension of the Apple Pay service that's been around for nearly five years now. " Apple Card is created to help customers lead a healthier financial life, which starts with a better understanding of their spending so they can make smarter choices with their money, transparency to help them understand how much it will cost if they want to pay over time and ...

Tech 'Bread-Sliced' Panera Bagels Out of St
Author: 0 'Bread-Sliced' Panera Bagels Out of St

And New York Police Chief Dermot Shea confirmed that, indeed, a crime had been committed. He said the technique was a "St. Louis secret". It even won the disdain of New Yorkers, a city that is pretty much the mecca of bagels, but don't tell Montreal that.

Tech ‘Borderlands 3’ Officially Announced with New Trailer; Includes Gun with Legs
Author: 0 ‘Borderlands 3’ Officially Announced with New Trailer; Includes Gun with Legs

Gearbox released Borderlands 2 in 2012, and ever since there has been discussion around the presumed sequel. We don't have a release date or window yet, but Gearbox says to expect more information very soon, on the 3rd April. Since a release date wasn't announced today, let's cross our fingers and hope we'll get to play it before then. It's been a long time coming, really.

Tech PlayStation State of Play livestream: Watch on demand
Author: 0 PlayStation State of Play livestream: Watch on demand

Doing so was a nice and simple way to buy someone a game as a gift you could stick inside a card. After that date, all "digital SKUs will be deactivated in the POS" (point of sale), and pre-orders for games that release will be encouraged to opt in for a physical disc instead.

Tech Why Electronic Arts just laid off 350 employees
Author: 0 Why Electronic Arts just laid off 350 employees

EA has confirmed 350 layoffs as it "prepares for the opportunities ahead". We're making deliberate moves to better deliver on our commitments, refine our organization and meet the needs of our players. "These are important but very hard decisions, and we do not take them lightly", he said. "This is our top priority". EA has prepared a severance package for affected staff, including attempts to find alternative roles within the business for those affected.

Tech Apple Finally Apologizes for Defective MacBook Keyboard Problems
Author: 0 Apple Finally Apologizes for Defective MacBook Keyboard Problems

However, it seems like the problems have persisted and in a new turn of event, Apple has apologized for the ongoing issues. Then, the company introduced a third-generation butterfly keyboard with a silicon membrane that was supposedly meant to protect the key mechanism and prevent future failures.

Tech Samsung releases fold test video to underscore Galaxy Fold’s durability
Author: 0 Samsung releases fold test video to underscore Galaxy Fold’s durability

In the lack of up-close-and-personal hands-on time with the Galaxy Fold , the internet relies on the scarce information that is out there. First showcased in January this year, Xiaomi's foldable phone prototype sports a double-folding design, unlike other foldable phones that have been showcased until now.

Tech Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong
Author: 0 Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong

Having an irregular heartbeat can lead to a stroke or heart failure. This can be activated by touching the crown of the watch for 30 seconds. Irregular heart rhythm notifications are also available in Hong Kong. watchOS 5.2 also includes support for Apple News+ , which the company officially announced recently. The same needs to be done to use the irregular rhythm notification feature if you're rocking an older Apple Watch.

Tech Enterprise-Grade HTC VIVE Focus Plus Out Next Month For $799
Author: 0 Enterprise-Grade HTC VIVE Focus Plus Out Next Month For $799

HTC hails the Focus Plus as an enterprise-focused standalone VR headset . The standalone headset will be available to 25 markets on April 15 via Vive's website for $799. Among other features, users will have access to nearly 250 Vive Wave applications at launch that run natively on the headset, and a "Viveport Infinity Wave" subscription program for the headset will include more than 70 premium VR application titles.

Tech Borderlands 'Mask of Mayhem' teaser trailer, announcement set for March 28
Author: 0 Borderlands 'Mask of Mayhem' teaser trailer, announcement set for March 28

If you combine the codes, you'll get a 5×5 code. The first message that plays in the video is actually in morse code, playing in the top left corner of the trailer near the beginning. The code also comes with a message thanking fans and hinting that there will be more skins to unlock soon. And there's also a Braille message which reads: " Follow and Obey ".

Tech Five Nights at Freddy's VR looks fun enough
Author: 0 Five Nights at Freddy's VR looks fun enough

Five Nights at Freddy's , the infamous survival horror game where you fight to survive against bloodthirsty animatronics, is coming to PlayStation VR . However, it will include "new experiences" as well. Apparently VR has been a fan request for "years", according to creative director Jason "Jtop" Topolski, and you can use DualShock 4 or PS Move controllers to interact with the world, like activating the door and light controls in the office of course.