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Tech Alien: Blackout may get announced during December’s The Game Awards
Author: 0 Alien: Blackout may get announced during December’s The Game Awards

The big news this weekend was the emergence of a new 20th Century Fox video game trademark for Alien: Blackout , which appears to be poised for a reveal next month at The Game Awards 2018 . The gaming magazine thinks that the upcoming game will be developed by a USA studio called Cold Iron, bought by 20th Century Fox subsidiary FoxNext, and founded by former members of Cryptic Studios ( Neverwinter , City of Heroes ) a couple of years ago.

Author: 0 Elon Musk Says There's a 70 Percent Chance He'll Go to Mars

Both Musk fans and haters were on Twitter again following the release of the interviews, where he also talked about his vision for merging artificial intelligence and humans, and how Tesla almost went bust. Although the colonization of Mars may seem like something of a pipe dream right now, we are in reality, far closer to sending the first person to the red planet than you may have imagined.

Tech Windows 10 October 2018 Update runs into more trouble with Intel drivers
Author: 0 Windows 10 October 2018 Update runs into more trouble with Intel drivers

So now, you shouldn't be able to install the update on an affected PC (i.e.it should be blocked). "Blocking the availability of a Windows 10 feature update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach to provide users with a great update experience".

Tech Black Friday online sales hit record-setting $6.22B
Author: 0 Black Friday online sales hit record-setting $6.22B

Newegg is rolling straight from Black Friday into Cyber Monday sales, with continued deals on staples like TVs , smart home gear and home audio components. That's because they will expire or, more than likely, sell out quickly. Also new this year is Walmart .com's deal hub , which offers a curated list of the top discounted items across a number of product categories-including video games and media.

Tech Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales
Author: 0 Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

Most recently, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn said that it plans to implement sweeping cost-saving measures in order to combat "a very hard and competitive year". Coming to the iPhone X, it looks like Apple has resumed production for the device. Both the iPhone XS and XS Max debuted in September to much ballyhoo, and both phones have received favorable reviews; however, it seems that now the newest iPhones are not selling quite as fast as Apple originally projected.

Tech Google's Duplex AI Tool Is Expanding To More Pixel Users
Author: 0 Google's Duplex AI Tool Is Expanding To More Pixel Users

Since then, Google Duplex has been available to a very small and select number of Google Pixel owners and only worked in a limited number of areas. That trial is now explaining to more users and places. According to those who are lucky enough to find Duplex up and running on their Pixel handset, the best way to activate the feature is to ask Google Assistant to make a restaurant reservation in a specific city or neighborhood.

Tech Flipkart Black Friday Sale 2018
Author: 0 Flipkart Black Friday Sale 2018

The company announced a Black Friday sale on the device, after its launch in India . Around 1PM, Xiaomi India chief Manu Jain shared on Twitter that 600000 units of the Redmi Note 6 Pro were sold in today's flash sale. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which promises to give battery backup of 2 days on a single charge. The Nokia X7 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with an octa-core clocking at a speed of 2.2 GHz while the Xiaomi Redmi ...

Author: 0 Google’s Duplex AI begins its rollout in the US

Now, Google is making good on its promise to roll Duplex out to Pixel users in select pilot cities, with some users now reporting being able to use Google Assistant to book reservations as promised. Meanwhile, U.S. residents will get to be testers of the Duplex experiment, which is reportedly different from what we saw at Google I/O in May. The voice, just like at I/O, sounds a lot like a real person, but a disclaimer is provided at the beginning of the call.

Tech Ubisoft plans to reverse Rainbow Six Siege aesthetic changes
Author: 0 Ubisoft plans to reverse Rainbow Six Siege aesthetic changes

Gamers tend to be touchy about anything that smells of censorship, but many also took offense at Ubisoft seemingly altering the game in order to please an oppressive government. Are you glad these changes are being reverted? Operation Wind Bastion is set to roll out over the next 24 hours onto the Rainbow Six: Siege test server, ahead of its wider release.

Tech Top Five PlayStation 4 Deals for Black Friday 2018
Author: 0 Top Five PlayStation 4 Deals for Black Friday 2018

Meanwhile, the PS Plus 1-year subscription and the Xbox One X discount are more or less in line with what other retailers have been doing this year. Every year, Black Friday seems to start earlier, and 2018 is no exception to that rule. Black Friday's best deals are here, which means now's the time to get high-price items on sale, like a KitchenAid mixer , a new Macbook or gaming laptop , and you guessed it, gaming consoles.

Tech Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies
Author: 0 Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

The dollar movie rental promo comes along with a slew of Black Friday discounts on the Google Play Store , including significant price reductions on a wide range of movies, TV shows, and audiobook. You can also pick up three months of a Starz subscription for just $5 per month, or get movies like Deadpool 2 , The Spy Who Dumped Me , and many others for just $5.

Tech You Can Now Sign-In to Your Microsoft Account Without a Password
Author: 0 You Can Now Sign-In to Your Microsoft Account Without a Password

A security key such as YubiKey or Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader/camera can replace your user name and password to sign in to Microsoft services. When authentication occurs, Microsoft will send a short lifetime one-time use number, called a nonce, to the security key. Select " Set up a security key " if you want to use a FIDO2-based security key for sign-ins using Edge.

Tech Google takes a Shortcut to link Assistant and Siri
Author: 0 Google takes a Shortcut to link Assistant and Siri

In an interesting move on Google's part, the ways you're able to access Google Assistant with iOS have changed in a somewhat roundabout way. Google is using every trick in the book to try and redress the balance though, and with a new update to the Google Assistant app it is using Siri Shortcuts as a way to get voice activation for Google Assistant into iOS.

Tech Xboom AI ThinQ WK9 is LG's answer to the Amazon Echo Show
Author: 0 Xboom AI ThinQ WK9 is LG's answer to the Amazon Echo Show

It's outfitted with an 8-inch touchscreen and a 5MP camera for video calls, and aside from the IoT functionality Google Assistant unlocks, it'll also play nice with LG's line up of ThinQ devices. On paper, this is an impressive device that ticks all the right check boxes for a smart display or smart speaker. The WK9's suggested price is US$299.99 (RM1,260), far more than its direct competitors like the 8-inch Lenovo Smart Display at US$179.99 or the 10-inch second-generation Echo ...

Tech Google study sees $240 billion Southeast Asia internet economy by 2025
Author: 0 Google study sees $240 billion Southeast Asia internet economy by 2025

The research covers Southeast Asia's six largest economies - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore , Thailand, and Vietnam. "Powered by the ambitions of Go-Jek and Grab to become Southeast Asia's "everyday apps", we project that ride hailing will reach nearly $30 billion by 2025", the Google-Temasek study said.

Tech Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL bug prevents camera access
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL bug prevents camera access

As for the camera is concerned, Google Pixel 3 Lite could feature a 12-megapixel single rear camera with dual LED flash. For as long as we can remember Android has had a bug in random devices where the system is unable to connect to the camera giving a "fatal error".

Tech Portrait Depth Editing for Google Photos Comes to iOS
Author: 0 Portrait Depth Editing for Google Photos Comes to iOS

If you use Google Photos and you have the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or 8 Plus, you can now edit the blur effect on photos, and also change the focal point in the photo you are editing. If you don't already have Google Photos installed, you can find a link to download and install the app below. But, of course, it lets you have some level of customisation.

Tech Steam Link box discontinued and nearly sold out
Author: 0 Steam Link box discontinued and nearly sold out

Both devices were designed with the goal of tackling PC gaming in the living room. But the Steam Link app , which the company hopes to replace it with, isn't quite ready yet. So the company has been trying to draw down their Steam Link inventory for some time, and with their latest announcement it looks like they've finally completed the task.

Tech Tumblr booted from Apple App Store over child pornography uploads
Author: 0 Tumblr booted from Apple App Store over child pornography uploads

WhatsApp working to bring search feature to stickers Last week it was reported that Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on rolling out the search option while using stickers. "We continue to work to restore our app to the iOS App Store", declared Tumblr in a statement . However, the industry database used to monitor for child pornography did not manage to spot or stop the content which forced the withdrawal of the app based on Apple's terms and conditions , which deem "expressions of ...

Tech Facebook, Instagram down: many users reporting issues
Author: 0 Facebook, Instagram down: many users reporting issues

Facebook is now down for many users. Were you experiencing issues? Users looking for answers headed to Twitter , where the #facebookdown hashtag rapidly started trending. Those who attempted to access the desktop site were met with a message saying 'Sorry, something went wrong, ' while mobile users were unable to refresh the News Feed.

Tech This is the UK's best Samsung Galaxy S9 Black Friday deal
Author: 0 This is the UK's best Samsung Galaxy S9 Black Friday deal

The cheapest model of the Galaxy S10 will have 64GB of internal storage and no in-display finger print sensor. Despite the fact that the Korean giant is one of the largest global smartphone brands, the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Plus, and Galaxy Note 9 sales are poor.

Tech Instagram declares war on fake likes
Author: 0 Instagram declares war on fake likes

The site states it's their "responsibility to ensure these experiences aren't disrupted by inauthentic activity". Dozens of companies openly advertise apps and services promising to let Instagram users quickly boost followers and likes, including Skweezer, Incentafan, Mr.

Tech Microsoft turns off ads in Windows 10 email app
Author: 0 Microsoft turns off ads in Windows 10 email app

That makes it amply clear the latest October 2018 update hasn't yet been factored in so far as the compatibility of the iCloud app with Windows 10 is concerned. If you have iCloud installed, Microsoft recommends you not upgrade to the October 2018 Update with the downloadable Update Assistant tool . Since then, Windows 10 retracted the update and re-released it around a week ago.

Author: 0 Apple cuts production orders for all new iPhones

Apple reduced the orders as it overestimated sales of the new iPhone XR model, said one of the people familiar, adding that components prepared in advance had resulted in some overstock. Apple said earlier this month that it would stop disclosing its sales numbers for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers in its quarterly reports . For suppliers it's a worrying transition.

Tech Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip
Author: 0 Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip

Nelson tested out the 11-inch display , the smaller of Apple's iPad Pro models. After bending and breaking the iPad, we get a look at the inside of the device which shows no sign of any proper structure holding things together. With a high-end case, a nice keyboard attachment and other accessories, you can go a long way in boosting your iPad Pro experience. Host Zack Nelson performed a quick "bend test", where he held a new iPad on both ends of the device and put pressure on it toward the ...

Tech Fallout 76 Patch Notes | Fallout 76 November 19 Patch Changelog
Author: 0 Fallout 76 Patch Notes | Fallout 76 November 19 Patch Changelog

Fallout 76 was released last week and has been plagued with bugs, problems and performance issues, from poor frame rate to whole servers crashes at the push of a (nuclear) button . Seek Revenge: When targeted by another player who is seeking revenge, the reward amount will now display the correct number of Caps that can be earned by killing that player.

Tech Galaxy S10 will reportedly have the smartphone design we've always wanted
Author: 0 Galaxy S10 will reportedly have the smartphone design we've always wanted

Samsung and Huawei were looking to be the first to release a foldable phone. In majority, the camera opening is placed near the top left corner rather than a central position. It's also possible that the foldable Samsung Galaxy S may be launched at the same time as the Galaxy S10 , and perhaps be made available the following month, in March, with a 5G version of the S10.

Tech Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update
Author: 0 Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update

That also included the Instagram users who use Facebook to login to their accounts. The company recently introduced the "Your Activity" dashboard to tackle the users spending more and more time on their app. Security experts say that if the passwords were being securely stored that this should not have been possible, pointing to a deeper weakness. Another week, another security issue related to Facebook or one of its properties.