• PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One
PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One

The PUBG Development and Community Team posted the announcement along with other patch notes on the PUBG Forums. "Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback and support as we transitioned into 2018". Hi-Rez Studios announced Paladins: Battlegrounds . This has been one of the worst feeling parts of the game due to the low frame-rate, and the fa...

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  • Google teases Assistant booth, announcements for CES 2018 & shares Home usage stats/sales
Google teases Assistant booth, announcements for CES 2018 & shares Home usage stats/sales

So it's no wonder we've sold tens of millions of all our Google devices for the home over this past year, Google stated this news in a blog post . "We sold more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October", Rishi Chandra, VP, Product Management, Google Home , said in a blog post on Friday.

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  • Say goodbye to M, Facebook's virtual assistant
Say goodbye to M, Facebook's virtual assistant

It's intriguing to speculate what Facebook's further plans for AI might be, but as usual we will know more as soon as the company has more information to share. If the AI-generated message made sense, the contractor would pass it along to the person conversing with M, indicating to the AI it was a good response.

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  • Takata adds 3.3 million air bag inflators to massive recall
Takata adds 3.3 million air bag inflators to massive recall

These automakers include Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla. Last July, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) urged Honda to take "the strongest possible action to ensure that vehicles with such airbags...

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  • Amazon Alexa is Coming to Headphones and Wearables This Year
Amazon Alexa is Coming to Headphones and Wearables This Year

Amazon says the gadgets merely need to transfer voice commands or requests to the Alexa app on a connected iOS or Android smartphone, which then passes it on to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Amazon's digital assistant is branching out. It's not a coincidence, though, that at the same time Alexa is racking up app-based skills that might be wo...

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  • Monster Hunter World is Incredibly Small; File Size Revealed
Monster Hunter World is Incredibly Small; File Size Revealed

While the previous beta brought quests like the Great Jagras, Anjanath, and Barroth, the final beta will feature a battle against the games flagship monster, Nergigante . The gaming company announced the special event in preparation for the launch of the title. The Monster Hunter Meat Shack is open to anyone over the age of 16, from Thursday 2...

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  • The war is over: Powermat joins Qi's Wireless Power Consortium
The war is over: Powermat joins Qi's Wireless Power Consortium

All three of its latest iPhones support the standard, and the upcoming wireless charging case for the AirPods, along with its own AirPower wireless charging pad, will support Qi alone. "We are looking forward to Powermat joining WPC and contributing to ongoing advancement of the technology and experience", said Menno Treffers, Chairman, WPC.

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  • Toy maker VTech settles with FTC over child privacy violations
Toy maker VTech settles with FTC over child privacy violations

VTech also collected information from parents via its online platform Learning Lodge Navigator, where the Kid Connect app was available for download. The FTC started investigating VTech in late 2015 after the company disclosed details of a cyberattack that exposed the name, gender, birth date and other personal data for an estimated 6.4 million y...

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  • A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor
A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor

From the same reports, we also know that Vivo could possibly be the first smartphone maker to materialise the in-display fingerprint scanner, or so did we think. The iPhone X's notch accommodates the TrueDepth camera that supports FaceID and Animoji features. With larger and larger phone displays being designed these days, a flexible one will termi...

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  • Samsung Reveals Official Specs of Galaxy S9, S9+
Samsung Reveals Official Specs of Galaxy S9, S9+

Of course, the handset will also feature a microSD card slot, so users can further expand the storage of the handset. Now, yet another live photo of the Galaxy S9 has been leaked, hinting at significant design changes. Previously, a report mentions that smaller Galaxy S9 will come with an integrated iris scanner in the front camera, while for t...

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  • Goku Black gets official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer
Goku Black gets official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer

Pre-orders are being taken now with the bonus of early character unlocks for SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta , 2 exclusive lobby avatars, and 3 stamps. Beginning with an intro that harkens back to his first appearance in the anime, Goku Black descends from the sky as a dark, shapeless form in a vortex of energy.

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  • Sennheiser Unveils the HD 820 and CX 6.00BT at CES 2018
Sennheiser Unveils the HD 820 and CX 6.00BT at CES 2018

Manufactured in Germany, the headphones feature a robust metal headband with an inner damping element, and silver-cladded OFC cables and gold-plated plugs. Sennheiser says that the CX 6.0BT feature "clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response". AptX is great for low latency audio as you don't face the traditional sync issues seen with many...

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  • AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China's Huawei
AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China's Huawei

CES 2018 was supposed to be a big one for Huawei, with rumors that the China-based smartphone company was going to announce that AT&T would begin selling its phones in the United States . Huawei is the world's No. 3 smartphone brand behind Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. but has been essentially shut out of the US market. Huawei was rum...

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  • HTC shows higher-res Vive Pro headset and WiGig wireless adapter
HTC shows higher-res Vive Pro headset and WiGig wireless adapter

Which HTC Vive titles will you be picking up this month? Stay tuned to IGN next week during CES for the latest on HTC's Vive announcement. As for cost, the HTC Vive's updated model has a $599 tag, which is $200 less than its predecessor having the same kit of a couple of controllers, a couple of base stations, and other accessories! The Vive...

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  • Google engineer fired for writing manifesto on women's 'neuroticism' sues company
Google engineer fired for writing manifesto on women's 'neuroticism' sues company

Damone is joined by another plaintiff, former Google engineer David Gudeman. James Damore, who was sacked by Google after writing the memo, said the company mistreats, punishes and terminates employees who don't adhere to the "Googley way", a set of policies around bias sensitivity, social justice and diverse hiring, according to a court filing ...

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  • Intel Updates Security Exploits
Intel Updates Security Exploits

Owners of Intel-based CPUs in Oregon , California and in have sued Intel over the security flaws that have been highlighted in its chipset. The tech giant says computers powered with hardware by AMD, Intel's biggest competitor, are also affected.

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  • Google sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October
Google sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October

Meanwhile, Canalys also predicts a shift in the strategic monetization of smart speakers in 2018. Home Max was launched in mid-December at $399 -- so it's clear that it makes up a small portion f those million of sales. While 2017 has been a banner year for smart speakers in terms of hardware sales, especially for Google and Amazon, smart speaker...

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  • Android Pay and Google Wallet are consolidating under Google Pay brand
Android Pay and Google Wallet are consolidating under Google Pay brand

Android Pay and Google Wallet are among the services be absorbed by Google Pay as the company seeks to offer a consistent presence across different products, such as the Chrome web browser and Android, and attract more users. Just last month, Apple's rollout of Apple Pay Cash enabled iOS 11.2 users to make direct Venmo-style payments over iMess...

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  • GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac
GeForce NOW Cloud Gaming for Mac

Though now available for PC and Mac gamers in the USA and Europe, the GeForce Now service is technically still in beta testing and therefore, you may come across bugs when playing. Any amount of games may be installed, as NVIDIA states that game storage is unlimited. A word of warning though, as these games won't feature one-time express instal...

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  • AMD Previews Processor and Graphics Products for HPC at CES 2018
AMD Previews Processor and Graphics Products for HPC at CES 2018

At a pre-CES 2018 keynote, AMD briefed members of the press and media about how far its come over the last year with the successful launch of the Zen and Vega architectures, and what it plans to do over the next year, including a number of earlier-than-anticipated surprises.

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  • Acer to add Amazon Alexa to PCs
Acer to add Amazon Alexa to PCs

Windows 10 and its 600 million active users have, until now, largely been the domain of Microsoft Cortana , which comes built into the operating system. Manufacturers have mentioned that they will use Intel's Smart sound an integrated audio DSP (Digital Signal Processor) built to handle audio, voice, and speech interactions to pick up the Alexa w...

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  • Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves
Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves

At any given time, there are around 1,100 of these special bikes on the campus for employees, but each and every week between 100 and 250 of them disappear. Google is also testing Global Positioning System trackers on some of its bikes, and locks that only Google employees can open using their cell phones, according to the report.

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  • LG packs its first ever 4K projector for CES 2018
LG packs its first ever 4K projector for CES 2018

LG says the HU80KA projector will work well regardless of where and how you put it in the room. LG has just unveiled its first 4K projector that will make an appearance at CES, and it's looking really good. It has built-in speakers , HDR capability ( HDR10, not Dolby Vision ), LG's Web OS smart TV system and optical, HDMI and Bluetooth connectiv...

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  • Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US
Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US

The best new Nintendo Switch games coming in 2018 offer something for everyone and many of them invite gamers to return to a franchise they already love on their new mobile console . Some of the predictions in the original source have come to fruition since it was first posted, but other predictions (such as Devil May Cry 5 being announced at PS...

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  • Intel NUC Enthusiast SFF PC gets gaming capability with Radeon graphics
Intel NUC Enthusiast SFF PC gets gaming capability with Radeon graphics

The second machine is based upon the 8 Generation Intel Core i7-8705G processor 3.1GHz to 4.1GHz Turbo, Quad Core, 8MB cache, 65W, with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics, 931MHz -1011MHz. Despite being aimed at desktops, the 100W models will only be available as BGA (Ball Grid Array) packages, which means that they will be soldered directly on to mother...

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