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Tech Black Ops 4's Halloween event starts tomorrow, but only on PS4
Author: 0 Black Ops 4's Halloween event starts tomorrow, but only on PS4

By accessing the Halloween-themed content stream, players can work their way towards limited-time items and use them to express themselves in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Multiplayer and Blackout matches. This event falls in line with other charity events publishers have campaigned in the past, with Blizzard most recently providing a limited-edition Pink Mercy skin where all proceeds went to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Tech BMW unveils the X7 SUV
Author: 0 BMW unveils the X7 SUV

At a glance, it appears there may be no limits to how far luxury brands may go in the SUV space . But we bet plenty are shopping for the biggest hot damn BMW money can buy. This model, which can hit 60 in 5.2 seconds, starts at $93,595. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.

Tech Days Gone Release Date Delayed Again
Author: 0 Days Gone Release Date Delayed Again

Sony has released a statement explaining that while the studio is "eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans", they will take the additional time to "further polish" the game so it is as flawless as possible for its new release date. The blog post also provided details of when the likes of Deracine and Everybody's Golf VR will launch, but it didn't go so far as providing a release date for Media Molecule's innovative game-creating effort Dreams.

Author: 0 Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode Begins Rolling Out, Is Disabled by Default

A new " Whisper Mode " has launched, allowing Amazon's smart speaker to keep the volume down when needed. The use cases of the new feature are fairly obvious, but as Amazon noted in its announcement post , whisper mode is great for interacting with Alexa early in the morning before everyone is awake, or late at night after everyone has gone to sleep.

Tech From $75 to $277: Telcos release pricing for new iPhone plans
Author: 0 From $75 to $277: Telcos release pricing for new iPhone plans

It looks like Apple may have shelved the device for now, but it is still unknown why. These two iPhone's come with IP68 water and dust resistance and are available in gold, silver, and space grey colour variants. Good news for all selfie and photo lovers, Apple says that the new neural engine powered in its latest offering helps the new phones take better and sharper pictures.

Tech Black Ops 4 Blackout Characters Guide - How To Unlock Everyone (So Far)
Author: 0 Black Ops 4 Blackout Characters Guide - How To Unlock Everyone (So Far)

To provide additional context, Activision also revealed that player numbers increased with Black Ops 4 , surpassing that of Call of Duty: WWII and the previous installment in this sub-series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. One of the problems developers are facing for every PC games they release is cheats and hacks.

Tech Will Ford's new plan sink the GT as a collector vehicle?
Author: 0 Will Ford's new plan sink the GT as a collector vehicle?

Ford Motor Co.is extending production of the GT supercar by two years and will build 350 more vehicles than it originally planned. The company says as demand for the GT outstrips supply six to one (6,506 people applied to own one of the first 500 cars...), its made a decision to increase the production run from 1,000 to 1,350 cars.

Tech Spotify announces more Premium features and an updated Wear OS app
Author: 0 Spotify announces more Premium features and an updated Wear OS app

Once you click into the search field, you'll get the familiar list of "recent searches", so you can quickly find that artist or track you previously looked up. The Premium streamers will see changes to their apps sometime this week starting today, while the Wear OS app will start rolling out later this week.

Tech Samsung buys network data specialists Zhilabs in 5G push
Author: 0 Samsung buys network data specialists Zhilabs in 5G push

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS said on Wednesday it had acquired artificial intelligence technology firm Zhilabs to enhance its 5G capabilities, marking a major push into the 5G market. Established in 2008, Zhilabs now provides a solution that analyzes networks' conditions, performances and data traffic for different services. The acquisition will help Samsung to expand its 5G offerings in automation and network analytics.

Tech OnePlus 6T will arrive with Android Pie
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T will arrive with Android Pie

According to leaks on China's Weibo , the 6T will have an optical sensor that means a 2D scan of fingerprints. Rehearsal day may have become the big day for OnePlus. Incidentally, the Bullets Wireless headphones alone retails at Rs. 3,990. Apple revealed news of its event late last night with the U.S. technology firm sending out invites to media with the words, "There's more in the making".

Tech IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday
Author: 0 IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday

Apple has marketed the iPhone Xr as the "more affordable" iPhone for 2018. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch XS Max uses OLED panels. With this model, the prices total up to RM3291, RM3491 and RM3951 for the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models, respectively.

Tech Red Dead Redemption 2 - Launch Trailer
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 - Launch Trailer

Let us know how long your download's gonna take in the comments section below. You may have heard of Rockstar Games , they are the game developers who made those niche, unpopular Grand Theft Auto games, yeah right! Have you pre-ordered Red Dead 2? All in all, it's a pretty safe and standard launch trailer as we near the game's release , but it still does a great job of getting you excited.

Tech Samsung shows off its Surface-like Galaxy Book2
Author: 0 Samsung shows off its Surface-like Galaxy Book2

Editor's Note: The first Galaxy Book didn't come out in Australia, and it doesn't seem like the 2 will either. What Samsung is doing differently on the Galaxy Book 2 is going for super long battery life (with claims of up to 20 hours on a charge), always-on connectivity via built-in LTE, and actually including the system's keyboard and pen in the box at no extra charge.

Tech Google Maps releases real-time location sharing for iPhone
Author: 0 Google Maps releases real-time location sharing for iPhone

Google has added a new feature to Google Maps for iOS: the ability to send an ETA to someone else. You'll be presented with the option to share your live location, route, and ETA with your favorite contacts. You start your navigation and tap the up arrow button, and select "Share trip progress". The process of accessing the feature is much the same as it was before.

Tech Apple set to launch new iPad Pro, MacBook at 30 October event
Author: 0 Apple set to launch new iPad Pro, MacBook at 30 October event

It has sent out several unique invites with artistic and colourful Apple logo with a message-"There's more in the making"- to the media outlets. There are also rumors it may launch with a new Apple Pencil . When Apple launched its new iPhones back in September, the company did a good job of fleshing out its handset lineup with the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR .

Author: 0 Apple iPhone XR pre-orders start today

It'll be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options as well as black, blue, yellow, white, coral, and red color options. The Apple iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order this week, and local stores have unveiled their pricing for the device.

Tech Look Out, Switch: New Smartphone Doesn't Shy Away From Pinpointing Its Competition
Author: 0 Look Out, Switch: New Smartphone Doesn't Shy Away From Pinpointing Its Competition

The X has the biggest battery in the Mate 20 family, with a 5,000mAh capacity. It also has AR emojis, just like Samsung and Apple's last couple of phones. But overall, my first impressions of gaming on the Mate 20 X were impressive. The Mate 20 X's camera is particularly interesting. The Mate 20 Pro has three back-facing cameras.

Tech Winamp Is Coming Back
Author: 0 Winamp Is Coming Back

Through the new app, users will be able to listen to the MP3s in their library, but also in the cloud or to podcasts and streaming radio stations. People want a unique experience. It was a sad day almost five years ago when the people behind Winamp, the greatest desktop media player ever created (and I'll hear no more about it), announced that the venerable llama-whipping app was going away.

Tech New Kindle Paperwhite is Waterproof
Author: 0 New Kindle Paperwhite is Waterproof

This ultimately means you can save more content on your device than you could in the past. In sum, the Kindle Paperwhite does a lot more than display text - but it crucially remains free of distractions, which I consider to be quite an awesome feat.

Tech Google Pixel 3 XL teardown confirms Samsung AMOLED display
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 XL teardown confirms Samsung AMOLED display

The Verified Boot process they say protects Android from outside tampering. The most significant part of that is the Titan M security chip custom built for the Pixel 3 . Importantly, Titan M works with third-party apps to generate and store keys. Additionally, apps can use another API called Protected Confirmation to perform security-critical operations using Titan M.

Tech Analyst Details Apple’s 2019 iPhone Lineup
Author: 0 Analyst Details Apple’s 2019 iPhone Lineup

If you have been eagerly waiting for the iPhone XR to jump on the iOS league without shelling over a lakh, iPhone XR pre-orders finally commence in India on Friday. This is a privilege reserved for current iPhone customers who are on the iPhone Upgrade Program. "Also, XR's shipment QoQ decline in 1Q19 will be better than the iPhone 8 series' 45-50% in 1Q18".

Tech Facebook Breach Hit 30 Million
Author: 0 Facebook Breach Hit 30 Million

Facebook announced that the recent data breach it has suffered is a little less massive than initially thought: "only" 30 million users have been affected. Regulators around the world have ongoing inquiries into another matter that came to light in March: How profile details from 87 million Facebook users were improperly accessed by political data firm Cambridge Analytica.

Tech Sundar Pichai says Google still planning a censored search engine in China
Author: 0 Sundar Pichai says Google still planning a censored search engine in China

Google tried to suppress an internal memo written by an employee that detailed how some aspects of the service would work. "We wanted to learn what it would look like if Google was operating in China", he said. According to Pichai, bringing Google search back to China would benefit the public by providing better information than what Chinese user now receive.

Tech Stephen Hawking prediction: Professor's belief about mankind’s EXTINCTION revealed
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking prediction: Professor's belief about mankind’s EXTINCTION revealed

The famously atheistic professor also discourages the temptation of humans to play God. Thus they can modify their DNA and their children, improve memory and resistance to disease, and life expectancy and improve intelligence. While primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have proved very useful, I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.

Tech Google Maps now tells electric auto drivers where to find charge point
Author: 0 Google Maps now tells electric auto drivers where to find charge point

The app will then show you a list of some charging stations that are close to your current location. So of course Google is going to try and help with finding charging stations as people drive from one location to another. Google outlined the specific charging stations that can be located in different territories. The feature is available on both Android and iOS. Drivers in the USA will get access to details about SemaConnect, EVgo and Blink stations while Australia and New Zealand EV ...

Tech Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt
Author: 0 Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt

All regular and occasional visitors will need to present a slew of information, including their personal identification numbers, their social media affiliations, motives for visiting and they'll have to declare all their electronics they may carry into the embassy before being able to enter.

Tech IPhone XS Max Forces Samsung to Upgrade Galaxy S10’s Screen
Author: 0 IPhone XS Max Forces Samsung to Upgrade Galaxy S10’s Screen

Even though the Note 10 is about a year away and a lot could change between now and then, the display size is unlikely to change. The aspect ratio will also boost to 19:9 or 19.5:9, and the rumors also indicate that the future Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone would also come with thinner bezels, which might not make the Note 10 bigger than its predecessor , but only with a larger display .

Tech Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly
Author: 0 Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly

On the inside, Alcantara leather and anodized aluminum can be found everywhere; the steering wheel comes heated as standard and is also covered in Alcantara. Large brakes (390 millimetres in diameter at the front, 365 millimetres at the rear) deliver outstanding deceleration. That theme continues inside with dark grey Alcantara trimmings and upholstery as well as anodised aluminium inlays, but customers looking for something more colourful can opt for an interior package featuring ...

Tech Nokia X7 price, specifications, features, comparison
Author: 0 Nokia X7 price, specifications, features, comparison

The 4GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 1,699 (approximately Rs 18,150), the 6GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 1,999 (approximately Rs 21,350), and the top variant with 128GB storage priced at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 26,700). The handset has dual rear cameras with dual LED flash, the first sensor is a 12 MP, f/1.8 aperture equipped main sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a secondary 13 MP sensor.

Tech Google's Android Apps Are No Longer Free for European Smartphone Makers
Author: 0 Google's Android Apps Are No Longer Free for European Smartphone Makers

Android will remain free and open source. Also , the "base package" of the Play Store and Google's other apps ( Gmail , Duo, etc) will now require a licensing fee . The lack of Google Search and Chrome on some devices in Europe aren't a big deal, since most people will just switch to Google Search anyway. He then goes on to list a number of changes Google will make in order to comply with the ruling while waiting for the appeal to be heard.