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Tech Square Enix considering making all games available digitally via subscription
Author: 0 Square Enix considering making all games available digitally via subscription

Square Enix hasn't prioritized multiplayer-oriented, microtransaction-heavy gameplay, but that doesn't mean they can't start thinking about selling the ability to rent, not buy, their games. The company won't give up celebrating and monetizing its old glories any time soon, and with a number of remasters and re-releases already launched on just about every current platform, subscriptions are the next pathway to re-selling old games.

Tech Huawei new HongMeng/Ark OS, better than android version
Author: 0 Huawei new HongMeng/Ark OS, better than android version

Even Huawei's CEO, Guo Ping, reportedly discussed the possibility of using Aurora OS on its handsets with Konstantin Noskov who is the minister of digital development, communications and mass media in Russian Federation. Data from a United Nations body showed that Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is aiming to trademark the OS in at least nine countries and Europe, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as USA sanctions threaten its business model.

Tech Target down as cash registers fail at stores, leaving long lines
Author: 0 Target down as cash registers fail at stores, leaving long lines

Many shoppers are using the hashtag #Targetdown to express the inconvenience. The company posted the statement on its Twitter and Facebook accounts just after 2 p.m. No word yet from Target as to what caused the system to crash. "To my fellow target employees, stay strong in this dark time ". Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages.

Tech Vivo's Z series to be Flipkart-exclusive in India
Author: 0 Vivo's Z series to be Flipkart-exclusive in India

Now the company has announced that the Vivo Z1 Pro smartphone will be Flipkart exclusive to start with and will also be available at offline stores going forward. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. While the company has not revealed any features, initial teasers hint that Z1 Pro would be the Indian variant of Z5x launched in China.

Tech Facebook will pay to track phone usage pattern in India, US
Author: 0 Facebook will pay to track phone usage pattern in India, US

The scheme will be given to people above the age of 18, and the participants will have the option to opt out anytime they want to. Facebook has not yet commented how much they will pay users for sharing information. The controversy hasn't stopped Facebook from continuing to pursue mobile users data through broad market program, however. The first step of that is the Study from Facebook app, which you may start seeing pitched as an advert when you next browse the site.

Tech Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash Ultimate Fall 2019
Author: 0 Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash Ultimate Fall 2019

The beloved bear and bird have been fan-favorites for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate DLC for a long time. We've yet to receive an in-depth look at how The Hero will play, but the trailer showed a few glimpses of how the character's roots will be incorporated into their gameplay.

Tech Spain's LaLiga app used audio recognition tech to catch users
Author: 0 Spain's LaLiga app used audio recognition tech to catch users

What users did not know was that the app was using their device's Global Positioning System to track their location and its microphone to listen in on them. It's a devious method to keep an eye on pirates skirting their bills, but, as the AEPD ruled, it was also a violation of GDPR. La Liga in a statement to El País (translated from Spanish) expressed disappointment in the decision and accused regulators of not properly understanding the technology involved.

Tech Apple's iCloud Now Available For Windows 10 Users at Microsoft Store
Author: 0 Apple's iCloud Now Available For Windows 10 Users at Microsoft Store

This time, you can sync bookmarks stored in the iCloud with three different browsers, namely Internet Explorer , Firefox , and Chrome. What's particularly impressive is that the new version actually uses the same "on demand" feature that allows OneDrive to be so snappy without clogging up your hard drive with synced files.

Tech Samsung Electronics to Launch Galaxy M40 in India to Overtake Xiaomi
Author: 0 Samsung Electronics to Launch Galaxy M40 in India to Overtake Xiaomi

The battery life is another win for dads and grads, as the Galaxy A50 is said to perform all day without needing a charge, making it flawless for post-graduation photos. The original Galaxy Fold is the subject of a lot of controversies even bore it has even been released. The device packs a three-camera setup, with a 25MP main camera, a 5MP depth camera, and an 8MP ultra-wide camera.

Tech Apple’s iOS 13 update includes feature to prolong battery life
Author: 0 Apple’s iOS 13 update includes feature to prolong battery life

The new cells boast 3,110 mAh, which is a 6% increase over the 2,942 mAh now on the iPhone XR, and this should provide a boost of at least a couple of hours per charge. GSM Arena noted that the iPhone XR is capable of playing videos for 15 hours straight before it needed plugging in. The XR already includes the longest battery life of any iPhone, ahead of the more expensive iPhone XS and XS Max, but it now appears 2019's model will see battery life further increase.

Tech Asus ROG Phone 2 will come with 120Hz display
Author: 0 Asus ROG Phone 2 will come with 120Hz display

After the segment was officially opened with the Razer Phone , Taiwanese electronics giant Asus came out with the ROG Phone back in 2018. Rumours regarding ASUS' 2nd generation ROG Phone have to surface online. In a few months, these phones will be rivaled by ASUS's ROG Phone 2 . To recall, Asus' ROG team has already confirmed that the successor to its ROG Phone would be released in July, and had also announced its partnership with Tencent Games for future devices and content.

Tech Huawei can't get Windows or Intel CPUs, so delays new PC
Author: 0 Huawei can't get Windows or Intel CPUs, so delays new PC

The trade ban does not allow Huawei to use the American products needed for laptop production such as Microsoft software or Intel processors. Huawei will launch a new laptop model in July 2019 which will be running the Windows operating system, a source told the Global Times .

Tech Konami Releasing a Mini Version of TurboGrafx-16 With Pre-Loaded Games
Author: 0 Konami Releasing a Mini Version of TurboGrafx-16 With Pre-Loaded Games

There were over 15 different models, including some with support for CDs. Yet more retro mini consoles continue to be announced. A release date has yet to be confirmed. Nonetheless, it has a solid library of games , many of which received a second lease of life when they came to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles.

Tech Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs: Legion
Author: 0 Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs: Legion

Players will be tasked with building a popular resistance by recruiting Londoners from across the city with a variety of skill sets. Watch Dogs: Legion is scheduled for a March 6th, 2020 release for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia .

Tech E3 2019: New Luigi's Mansion 3 Trailer Shows Tons Of Gameplay Details
Author: 0 E3 2019: New Luigi's Mansion 3 Trailer Shows Tons Of Gameplay Details

In this new game, Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends. " Luigi's Mansion 3 " has been a long time coming for Nintendo fans, but the gang is nearly here. Gooigi can only withstand water less well. For example, Gooigi will be able to slip through bars and spikes that Luigi can't get through. There are plenty of different colored Luigi and Gooigi variants to give each player a distinct looking character when playing with this many people.

Tech HTC U19e arrives with Snapdragon 710 & 3930mAh battery
Author: 0 HTC U19e arrives with Snapdragon 710 & 3930mAh battery

It's reportedly on sale for $475 (roughly £375, AU$680), so it's the high-end handset of the two. Talking about the cameras , there are two rear sensors with a 12MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 20MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Tech Nintendo Announces Adorable New Amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Author: 0 Nintendo Announces Adorable New Amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Nintendo also previewed the game with a new story trailer, teasing a unsafe new enemy for Link and Zelda . Until then, have a look at the trailer below to see it for yourself. We're assuming we're going to get more information about the known upcoming titles from the company - Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches this summer, we've not heard from Bayonetta 3 for a while and we're hoping there will be some Metroid, too.

Tech Google to stop syncing between Drive and Photos
Author: 0 Google to stop syncing between Drive and Photos

Moreover, those who have a " Google Photos" folder in Drive will be pleased to know that while it will remain on Drive, it will no longer update automatically. Once copied, these items are not connected between the two products. Items you delete in Photos will not be deleted in Drive and vice versa. With the new changes, that goes away and you'll have to manually download photos every single time you want to use them on a Chromebook, complicating what was a mostly seamless process.

Tech OnePlus 7 Pro gets Almond color option
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 Pro gets Almond color option

In the camera department, the OnePlus 7 gets a dual-camera setup consisting of a 48MP f/1.7 main camera with OIS and a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The last update brought features like Fnatic Mode and DC Dimming, but this new update focuses on camera improvements and brings a new security patch.

Tech Waze just inherited one of the best features of Google Maps
Author: 0 Waze just inherited one of the best features of Google Maps

Then, Why does Google not merge Waze with Google maps . The Assistant will support all the useful features of the app such as calling out for potholes, checking for alternate routes, traffic jam alerts and many other more. From there, you'll be able to control whether the dark theme is enabled always, never, or choose for it to follow your system settings. Waze has been such a popular app due to its crowd-sourced traffic data that can make a whole difference while you are driving.

Tech The Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a brand-new quest line featuring dragons
Author: 0 The Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a brand-new quest line featuring dragons

Fortunately, it looks like Fallout 76 will have some new life breathed into it this fall. Depending on where you live, it might technically be on Monday 10th June, 2019. It is spooky, but not horror. Tango Gameworks , the creators of The Evil Within , are back with Bethesda again for a " new kind of action adventure game ".

Tech Journey through Greek mythology in Ubisoft's Gods & Monsters - out in February 2020
Author: 0 Journey through Greek mythology in Ubisoft's Gods & Monsters - out in February 2020

We're surprised that given the game is releasing as soon as it is that we didn't get to see any gameplay, but what we did get to see certainly was attractive and it's clear the game has a gorgeous art direction. The journey will be as challenging and rewarding as the final destination. If you've had your fill of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , then this may fill that mythical RPG gap in your life.

Tech Three UK to Roll Out 5G Network in August
Author: 0 Three UK to Roll Out 5G Network in August

We have the UK's best network for data and we have led the market on customer usage on both 3G and 4G technologies. For those of you keeping count, it means Three may well have the widest 5G coverage by the time the year is up. Three's announcement likewise explicitly mentions that its 5G network is using a cloud-based core network from Nokia, despite the fact that this implies it could still use Huawei gear for its access network, as EE has done.

Tech The next Legend of Zelda is in development
Author: 0 The next Legend of Zelda is in development

The teaser concludes with a message that the game is in development, but a specific release date wasn't given. The teaser trailer for the sequel revealed Link and Zelda exploring dark dungeons, terrifying villains, and a glimpse of Hyrule.

Tech Nokia to reportedly launch two 5G smartphones this year
Author: 0 Nokia to reportedly launch two 5G smartphones this year

The new software update package is around 400MB in size and is o=mostly focused on UI enhancements and improves the overall stability of the phones. While on the front we have a 5 mega pixel camera with f/2.2 aperture. This consists of a 13-megapixel f/2.2 primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

Tech Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers launch trailer is a jaw-dropper
Author: 0 Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers launch trailer is a jaw-dropper

The legend himself returns: Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu is confirmed to be scoring the upcoming " Final Fantasy VII Remake ". Brute force will only get you so far. Following the combat tutorial Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Final Fantasy VII Remake , took the stage. "It's up to you how ATB is used in battle".

Tech Ninja Theory Unveils Bleeding Edge
Author: 0 Ninja Theory Unveils Bleeding Edge

The next Ninja Theory game has leaked ahead of E3. Each of the characters looks quite unique compared to the next, and already it seems the game will launch with quite the extensive cast. "We've leant [sic] on our previous experience with combat games to make the action fast and fun, with stylish animation and a fluid feel." says Tucker.

Tech Samsung Galaxy M40 to launch today in India - here's everything we know
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy M40 to launch today in India - here's everything we know

As seen with other Galaxy M smartphones , the M40 will likely arrive in different RAM , storage variants. Samsung's Galaxy Fold is a complete and total failure at this point. The $250 Galaxy A20 has a 6.4-inch screen, a 13-megapixel rear camera and the same 4,000-mAh battery as the A50. In addition, the phone will ditch speakers in favour of Screen Sound technology, where the display will act as the speaker.