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Tech More than 8.3 million concurrent Fortnite players
Author: 0 More than 8.3 million concurrent Fortnite players

The popular video game Fortnite will offer a series of National Football League themed outfits for players starting today at 4pm. It's interesting to look forward as to how Korean players adopt the Battle Royale mode. Hearthstone recently celebrated having 100 million total players and that game has been declining in popularity as of late. And one of the most popular video games in the world is Fortnite .

Tech Facebook debuts Lasso as a counter to TikTok
Author: 0 Facebook debuts Lasso as a counter to TikTok

Product manager Andy Huang tweeted the launch of the app on Friday, saying, " Lasso , FB's new short form video app is now available in the USA!" TikTok which merged with musical.ly lets users create 15 second videos. Users can also login with Facebook or Instagram to get instant personalization. The app is not yet available globally. As expected one can sign in to Lasso Facebook based or related applications like Instagram or create an account using Facebook .

Tech Hitman 2 gameplay launch trailer
Author: 0 Hitman 2 gameplay launch trailer

PST/1 p.m. EST launch time. As gamers might be expecting, each upgraded edition of Hitman 2 builds on the bonuses offered by the previous tier. Interactive Entertainment have rolled out the official gameplay launch trailer for Hitman 2 , offering a glimpse at the various ways you can snuff out your targets as Agent 47.

Tech YouTube is has finally landed on Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 YouTube is has finally landed on Nintendo Switch

The app is apparently already appearing in the app store within the gaming console and is even included in the list of recommended apps. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates as we bring you everything we know about the YouTube on Nintendo Switch crisis - will it or won't it be on the system? It now appears YouTube will indeed be making its way to Switch this week.

Tech Two unannounced Pixel phones hinted at in Google code
Author: 0 Two unannounced Pixel phones hinted at in Google code

Users are getting notified that the device is getting overheated and few of them get a notification saying 'device is turned off due to heat, ' after switching on the device. The handset, which features 4 GB of RAM, also has RAM management issues. But considering that Google acknowledged the earlier issues and fixed them, it is most likely that it will do the same this time as well.

Tech Crackdown 3 PC: here’s the minimum and recommended specs
Author: 0 Crackdown 3 PC: here’s the minimum and recommended specs

Whether it's smashing through buildings or destroying bridges and platforms, being one with the digital environment around you will seemingly be key to reign supreme. This would make PUBG finally be available on PS4 after being on PC and Xbox One. If you're a competitive online gamer, you've likely encountered the argument that people who use keyboard and mouse adapters on Xbox are cheating.

Tech Apple says that the touchscreen is failing on some iPhone X units
Author: 0 Apple says that the touchscreen is failing on some iPhone X units

In some cases, the screen would respond even without it being touched. Separately, Apple's also announced an SSD storage replacement affecting the non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro sold between June 2017 and June 2018. When the iPhone X was released past year, it ushered in a new look and feel for Apple's handsets. Same as with the iPhone X, Apple or an Authorized Service Provider will replace the SSD for free.

Tech Fallout 76 beta update, 30GB of crucial fixes/patch notes
Author: 0 Fallout 76 beta update, 30GB of crucial fixes/patch notes

If we go back to my opening paragraph where I say that Fallout 76 is essentially a re-skin of Fallout 4 , it shouldn't be too hard to work out why hackers have been able to find these vulnerabilities so quickly. As for right now, there is no cross-play and we don't expect it to be a thing for quite some time, if ever. The game could become a huge financial disaster for Bethesda (very unlikely).

Tech Google Chrome To Soon Prevent The Users From Unknowingly Subscribing To Services
Author: 0 Google Chrome To Soon Prevent The Users From Unknowingly Subscribing To Services

According to Google , millions of people every month stumble upon pages with insufficient mobile subscription information and wind up accidentally signed up for premium texting services and other unwanted plans. Google has outlined new mobile billing charges best practices , which pages will have to abide by in order to prevent Chrome from showing warnings.

Tech Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years
Author: 0 Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years

The label will no longer publish new guides starting now, and it will officially shutter in the first half of 2019. "During a year-long extensive review, many new ways were explored to diversify Prima Games publishing; however, the dynamics for us of this fast-paced landscape have continued to prove hard".

Tech Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows 10 Pro activation bug
Author: 0 Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows 10 Pro activation bug

Perhaps it downgraded your Windows 10 Pro installation to Windows 10 Home , or maybe it introduced display audio issues , installed bad audio drivers , failed to handle zip files correctly , or display all unicode characters, or maybe you had problems with Edge and Store apps ? No? Microsoft support owes these users an apology as the activations were legitimate, it was Microsoft's servers that were wrong.

Tech Verizon Prepaid makes some changes, now includes autopay discount and more
Author: 0 Verizon Prepaid makes some changes, now includes autopay discount and more

Effective immediately, Verizon's pre-paid mobile plans start at just $30 per month, while topping out at $65, instead of $75 per month, previously. Pay $45 and you get 8GB, or opt for the $65 plan and remove the data cap completely. In order to get the lowest pricing, though, you'll need to use Auto Pay. Using Auto Pay on the more expensive plans automatically gets you a $5 discount on the price.

Tech Shiny Ponyta and Shiny Cubone live for Ingress Prime celebrations
Author: 0 Shiny Ponyta and Shiny Cubone live for Ingress Prime celebrations

While this would be fine if the game had been made better, according to numerous game's fans, the sci-fi massively multiplayer title is now demonstrably worse. It's the flawless time to get back into the game if you've fallen out of it. It is a global battle for supremacy that will take place in the real world.

Tech Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone
Author: 0 Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone

Here's a look at the five key takeaways from the Samsung Developers Conference 2018. The company unveiled a foldable Android smartphone with a 7.8-inch screen. Samsung also has a New Infinity display in the works, as pointed out in the same image as the notched displays, though there's no news on what that display would be like.

Tech Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November Update Will Add New Questlines
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November Update Will Add New Questlines

Besting the creature will net players a new Legendary Bow. Currently, the level cap is set at Level 50, and Ubisoft has found that players are hitting that without even exploring half of the game. While Ubisoft has, for now, binned its epic Mercenary live events , the ship-based ones will continue. The second questline will see players fight through divine trials .

Tech Diablo Immortal: Fans Loudly Deny Blizzard's New Mobile Venture!
Author: 0 Diablo Immortal: Fans Loudly Deny Blizzard's New Mobile Venture!

Other interesting information to crop up after BlizzCon include the fact that a teaser for Diablo 4 was reportedly considered , but ultimately pulled from the keynote. Though, notably, there was a time when Diablo 3 coming to console sounded like a awful idea to this same community, and it ended up being one of the best places to play it.

Tech Final Fantasy XV cancels most DLC, director quits Square Enix
Author: 0 Final Fantasy XV cancels most DLC, director quits Square Enix

It was just earlier this year that the developer had detailed Final Fantasy XV's story DLC release schedule at PAX. The departure follows a press release from the company reporting a "Booking of Extraordinary Loss" of 3.73 billion yen (approximately $33 million), which Game Industry points to being caused by strategy changes at subsidiary Luminous Productions .

Tech Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch
Author: 0 Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

Pankaj Kedia, senior director for product marketing at Qualcomm, said the new watch is built on a blending of "technology, fashion and fitness". Integrating the 3100 chip means that the watch's battery life is expected to last over 24 hours when it's in " smartwatch mode" and it lasts over two days when set to watch-only mode.

Tech Xiaomi has introduced headphones
Author: 0 Xiaomi has introduced headphones"killer" AirPods

Introduced at an even in the company's home country of China, the earbuds are similar in design and functionality to Apple's AirPods . First off, the AirDots will last up to four hours on a charge, instead of Apple's AirPods six hours.

Tech AMD Reveals EPYC 'Rome' CPU with 64 Zen2 Cores
Author: 0 AMD Reveals EPYC 'Rome' CPU with 64 Zen2 Cores

This offers not only higher IPCs and a significant increase in overall performance, but also improved security features in the recently announced EPYC CPU " Rome ". The chips will be manufactured by TSMC on its leading 7nm node, which the company says will give it a significant advantage over Intel, which is now struggling with its own 10nm process .

Tech Android apps will update while you're using them
Author: 0 Android apps will update while you're using them

Google revealed at its Android Dev Summit this week that developers will be able to use the new In-app Updates API to create an immediate or flexible in-app update process, which either forces or nudges a user to update an app. This month over 118,000 new projects using Kotlin started in Android Studio, marking a 10-fold increase on a year ago, according to Google. The tool, very appropriately dubbed the Google Play in-app update API, gives developers the ability to display dialog ...

Tech Iot Market Poised to Expand at 21.5% CAGR During 2017
Author: 0 Iot Market Poised to Expand at 21.5% CAGR During 2017

In the end, the report elaborates the Global Narrowband IoT Chipset overview various definitions and classification of the industry, applications of the industry and chain structure are given. According to Transparency Market Research, the global IoT device management market will rise at a CAGR of 31.5% between 2017 and 2025. - Global Manufacturer Automotive Iot Market Shipments (Units).

Tech Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Already Shipped 17 Million Copies Worldwide
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Already Shipped 17 Million Copies Worldwide

Those aren't the only accolades Take-Two called out, either: Rockstar's Cowboy epic is apparently the most pre-ordered full game ever sold on PlayStation Network, as well as the biggest day-one sales of any digital PlayStation games. It's now sold over 17 million units worldwide. "As a result of our strong second quarter performance and outstanding early results from Red Dead Redemption 2 , we are raising our financial outlook for fiscal 2019, which is also poised to be a record year for ...

Tech Nintendo will cut offensive imagery from 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'
Author: 0 Nintendo will cut offensive imagery from 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'

Controversy can come in the unlikeliest of forms, and in this case, it comes in the form of a feather on the head of a video game character. It looks as though Nintendo will do the same with Super Smash Bros . Sakurai also made a separate tweet asking politely for the internet not to dogpile his team with requests, stating that he appreciates the fanbase's passion but would like people to not flood him with requests unless they specifically ask for it.

Tech Porsche shows off the new 911 undergoing testing
Author: 0 Porsche shows off the new 911 undergoing testing

The models of the 2019 Porsche 911 have been tried in various atmosphere zones with temperature contrast being up to 85-degree Celsius. At the end of the tests, Porsche says it will have driven the new 911 for about 3 million kilometers, or 1.86 million miles.

Tech News PUBG PS4 Evidence Continues to Mount
Author: 0 News PUBG PS4 Evidence Continues to Mount

A user on PS4Profiles, on online forum, provided images and Content ID codes apparently found on the PS4 game database. ResetEra admin and game industry analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad seemed to corroborate the news, suggesting that the game will be out on PS4 next month .