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Tech Battlefield V Battle Royale called Firestorm, has 64 players
Author: 0 Battlefield V Battle Royale called Firestorm, has 64 players

However, there's more to Battlefield V than just fancy effects - it will also bring with it a new battle royale mode to keep things fresh for gamers. Judging by the name and promotional still (below), PUBG's Blue Zone and Fortnite's storm will be replaced by a ring of fire. Also featured in the new trailer is multiplayer, which will launch with 8 game modes.

Tech Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Go Down In Global Outage
Author: 0 Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Go Down In Global Outage

Around 7 pm, most of the issues were resolved, however, some continued to experience difficulty in using the social media sites. Approximately 40% of Messenger users said they couldn't access the app due to server issues. We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and we have almost fixed the issue for everyone. Facebook and Instagram users are in a frenzy after many attempted to log in today only to find that both sites were down.

Tech What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation
Author: 0 What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation

Through the use of copycat accounts and what researchers say are massive botnets, would-be fraudsters have sought to trick users into sending their coins to fictitious accounts. Twitter has been accused by some of suppressing conservative voices on the platform - which the company denied in July. "We acknowledge the real-world negative consequences of what happened, and we take full responsibility to fix it".

Tech Chinese tech billionaires arrest in USA stemmed from rape accusation
Author: 0 Chinese tech billionaires arrest in USA stemmed from rape accusation

The founder and CEO of the popular Chinese retailer was arrested last week while on a business trip in Minnesota. The reason for Mr Liu's arrest in the USA was initially disclosed as "criminal sexual conduct". Gray said he and Friedberg would represent Liu if charges are filed, but called that prospect "a very remote possibility". Last Month, JD.com, the second-largest Chinese e-commerce company after Alibaba , reported a loss of $0.23 per share on revenue of $18.5 billion, missing the ...

Author: 0 Samsung CEO says it is "time to deliver" a foldable phone

DJ Koh said the South Korean giant is changing its smartphone strategy for its mid-priced Galaxy A series of smartphones amid a slowdown in the handset market. Quite a few of Samsung's smartphones come with dual cameras at the back (including the recently-launched Galaxy Note 9 ), and some even have two shooters at the front.

Tech Facebook, Twitter defend efforts to stop election meddling
Author: 0 Facebook, Twitter defend efforts to stop election meddling

Twitter was "unprepared and ill-equipped" for the vast campaigns of manipulation that affected social media in the past few years, chief executive Jack Dorsey told lawmakers Wednesday. Twitter's Dorsey was to follow his Senate testimony on Wednesday morning with an appearance at an afternoon hearing looking at that issue in the House of Representatives.

Tech Second-gen Razer Phone confirmed as 'in development', no specifics revealed
Author: 0 Second-gen Razer Phone confirmed as 'in development', no specifics revealed

Razer attributes this meteoric success to the Razer Phone , which launched in late 2017 and is considered to be the progenitor of this new race of smartphones. That might suggest the Razer Phone 2 (which is an unconfirmed name, by the way) will be rolled out in bigger numbers, targeting a wider audience, as well as the same "very positive" critical reception as its forerunner.

Tech Microsoft is redesigning Skype again, will kill 'Highlights' feature
Author: 0 Microsoft is redesigning Skype again, will kill 'Highlights' feature

Skype's Highlights feature functioned similarly to Snapchat's stories, allowing users to post photos and videos which their friends could view. "As with any feature rich product, maintaining simplicity while enhancing functionality is critical to usability", the team said in a blog post .

Tech Sony Has Ended PlayStation 2 Repair Services In Japan
Author: 0 Sony Has Ended PlayStation 2 Repair Services In Japan

Sony Interactive Entertainment's aftercare service for the PlayStation 2 in Japan is coming to an end. As the story goes, Sony Japan gave final notice to PS2 owners, asking anyone in need of PlayStation 2 repairs to fill out an online form by August 31, 2018 to squeeze theirs in before the shutdown.

Tech 2018 iPhone Lineup - What to Expect before Sept 12!
Author: 0 2018 iPhone Lineup - What to Expect before Sept 12!

The repositioned Smart Connector means the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will sit in a portrait orientation while using accessories like the Smart Keyboard which might be a bit odd. As you can tell from the first image below, Apple's upcoming iPad Pro will take some heavy design cues from last year's iPhone X , which is to say that the tried and true home button will be kicked to the curb and replaced with Face ID .

Tech Google redesigns Chrome to celebrate its 10th anniversary
Author: 0 Google redesigns Chrome to celebrate its 10th anniversary

The update for Android enables the Modern Design flag that has been mostly-finished for months . That all changes with the release of version 69, targeted for September 4, which brings what Google calls its Material Design language to the web browser.

Tech Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show up on FCC
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show up on FCC

Moreover, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have Extended range LTE services for United States customers. In any case, if you take a look at the gallery down below, you will be able to see a new batch of the Pixel 3 XL units, as someone, presumably a Google employee, forgot to take his Pixel 3 XL after he was getting out of a Lyft vehicle, or perhaps it slipped out of his pocket, it doesn't really matter at this point.

Tech Apple: 'Very Small Percentage' of iPhone 8 Models Are Defective
Author: 0 Apple: 'Very Small Percentage' of iPhone 8 Models Are Defective

A picture is worth a thousand words, but there are still a lot of details we're waiting on here obviously. How does this universal symbol for totality, perfection, and eternity hint at what we should expect on September 12 , 2018, when Cupertino announces its next slew of smartphones and products? The larger model will boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen - dwarfing the iPhone X's 5.8 inches and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 8 Plus, according to Bloomberg.

Tech Huawei Announce AI Cube Smart Speaker and 4G Router with Alexa
Author: 0 Huawei Announce AI Cube Smart Speaker and 4G Router with Alexa

The speaker is fitted with dual wi-fi antennas, and you can ask Alexa questions about the weather, ask it to play music, control other smart devices in your home - just as you would an Amazon Echo speaker. Connected via the cloud to search engines, databases, apps and other devices, they are created to allow users to retrieve information and control their digital lives without laying a finger on their phone or computer.

Author: 0 First Ever Crash Of Apple’s Self-driving Car Confirmed In Silicon Valley

One of Apple's self-driving vehicles was involved in an accident during the test drive in US' California, and sustained moderate damage in the crash, the media reported. The information was published in a report posted on the California Department of Motor Vehicles website. Apple has a test fleet of 66 autonomous cars in California as of July, up from 27 in January .

Tech Google Assistant is bilingual at last
Author: 0 Google Assistant is bilingual at last

Previously you'd have to manually change your language settings if you wanted to ask the Assistant something in a different language, which isn't practical if you're naturally switching between languages. The ultimate goal of Google is free assistant switching between any languages. For now, you are limited to the bilingual pairings listed above, though Google also hopes to extend the feature for trilingual families.

Tech Huawei embraces slider phones with Honor Magic 2
Author: 0 Huawei embraces slider phones with Honor Magic 2

When it comes to camera setup, you get a dual rear camera setup with 16- and 2-megapixel sensors as well as a 16-megapixel front camera . The Play , with a 19.5:9 aspect, 6.3-inch FHD+ display , an upgraded GPU and large battery , will cost Euro 329.

Tech BlackBerry KEY2 vs BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Things Which Differentiate Both the Smartphones
Author: 0 BlackBerry KEY2 vs BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Things Which Differentiate Both the Smartphones

The phone supports expandable storage support of 256GB via microSD card. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage space. Which one wold hope when it's a cheaper and smalled specced phone.

Tech Apple to reveal next generation iPhone on September 12
Author: 0 Apple to reveal next generation iPhone on September 12

Is this what the new Apple Watch looks like? Here's what we (think) we know so far based on various reports . 9to5Mac says these are not renders of the new phones, but actual leaked images. The phone will likely have a dual camera, edge-to-edge screen design, and face ID recognition. Reducing the bezels is all Apple has done to increase the display size, which means that the size of the watch itself is similar to previous models and you can use the same watch bands as before.

Tech Sony adds Destiny 2 to its monthly PlayStation Plus free game line-up
Author: 0 Sony adds Destiny 2 to its monthly PlayStation Plus free game line-up

For the unaware, Sony's "free" monthly game offers only apply as long as you remain a member of PlayStation Plus. The rise of battle royale and some less than ideal business practices have soured players on the Destiny experience considerably, but Bungie at least look like they're trying to turn it around.

Tech Grab Samsung Galaxy Note 9 At Huge Discount From eBay
Author: 0 Grab Samsung Galaxy Note 9 At Huge Discount From eBay

Looking back in time, tests of the previous version of Google's OS, Android 8 Oreo , were first trialed on the Samsung's previous models, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in September 2017, while the update rolled out in March 2018.

Tech Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 debuts on Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS
Author: 0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 debuts on Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS

These smart home devices can be set up and controlled via a Lenovo Link App giving users complete control over all devices in a single app. Lenovo today announced several new consumer PCs, an "extreme" version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, three new Chromebooks , and several new smart home devices.

Tech Oh, You Wanted Regular Pixel 3 Pictures? Here You Go
Author: 0 Oh, You Wanted Regular Pixel 3 Pictures? Here You Go

A complete review of the yet unreleased Google Pixel 3 XL appeared online last week, just to be followed by another full-scale review a day later. Coming to the specifications, the regular Pixel 3 adopts a tall 18:9 display that sits at 5.5 inches in size and boasts a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080.

Tech Fortnite Adds New Rift-to-Go Item
Author: 0 Fortnite Adds New Rift-to-Go Item

It provides players a chance to create a rift for themselves or their allies. Epic Games has added the ability for Fortnite players to thank the bus driver when diving out of the battle bus thanks to a fan petition. It'll be interesting to see how Fortnite players react to having an objective that involves something other than just surviving. According to Epic Games, the limited time mode playground has been updated, with the addition of a couple of dozen new ATK's available.

Tech Sonos Unveils New Amp with AirPlay 2, Developer Program and More
Author: 0 Sonos Unveils New Amp with AirPlay 2, Developer Program and More

There's also line-in support, happy with either a line-level analog RCA connection or, via an adapter, an optical digital connection. There's also an HDMI Arc port in the back so you can plug it into your TV. You can choose stereo or dual mono sound , and there are custom speaker connectors . Some of these APIs will be ready for the Sonos amp so you will be able to do things like notifications through the Sonos system and volume pass through.

Tech Microsoft Announces New Xbox One Elite Controller.......in White
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces New Xbox One Elite Controller.......in White

The group isn't as good as last month's in my opinion, but it's a solid lineup. This special edition Xbox One X will ship to retailers globally starting November 14 and is available for pre-order today for $499.99 United States dollars exclusively at the Microsoft Store and GameStop in the USA, and globally at participating retailers.