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Bethesda Tease Fallout Announcement

All we know for sure is this tease is Fallout-related, but what could it be for? This morning at 8.02am BST, Bethesda Game Studios posted the below gif to their company Twitter account , strongly suggesting a new Fallout-themed announcement is on the horizon. [Full Article...]

Apple releases iOS 11.4 with Messages in iCloud

Apple releases iOS 11.4 with Messages in iCloud Apple's iOS 11.4 update has been released, and with Messages in iCloud support, there's more to it than just AirPlay 2. While previously only Mac computers were capable of controlling multiple speakers through AirPlay, Apple's AirPlay 2 update gives iPhones this functionality as well. [Full Article...]

6 ways to keep Alexa from eavesdropping on you

6 ways to keep Alexa from eavesdropping on you In the Portland, Ore. family's case, one of the several Alexa devices they had in their home misinterpreted conversations happening in the house as a command to first record a conversation and then send it as a message to a contact on the father's contact list. [Full Article...]

All 2019 iPhones will reportedly have OLED displays

All 2019 iPhones will reportedly have OLED displays The Ewing, N.J. -based company supplies critical technology and materials used to make OLED displays. While the expected 5.8-inch, second generation iPhone X and the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus have been all but confirmed by prior leaks, this latest leak contradicts previous reports that the 6.1-inch model iPhone X would come with a cheaper LCD screen. [Full Article...]

Parkland parents decry 'Active Shooter' school video game

Parkland parents decry 'Active Shooter' school video game It's possible that Active Shooter could be in breach of Steam's terms and conditions, which now prevent "content that is patently offensive or meant to shock or disgust viewers" or "content that exploits children in any way". Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter Jaime to the Parkland shooting, condemned the game on Twitter , saying "I have seen and heard many horrific things over the past f... [Full Article...]

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

Bluehole and, later, PUBG Corp. had stated in early Fall 2017 that it was exploring its options with regard to legal action against Epic. However, Kim went on to suggest that the problem may have had as much to do with Epic's use of the PUBG title in advertising of its own game as it did with any similarities in gameplay: "We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promoti... [Full Article...]

PUBG Corp. details priorities for game fixes

PUBG Corp. details priorities for game fixes PUBG , the game which released in 2017, broke all records everywhere and became a sensation overnight. Beyond this, neither company has spoken up about the legal action as investigations are under way. The idea that a company can be sued for having the same game mode seems pretty ludicrous - imagine if id Software sued everyone that included a Deathmatch mode - but Bluehole are also alleging t... [Full Article...]

Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings

Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings Active Shooter , which is live on Steam at the time of writing this, is set for release on June 6 and is described by its developer Revived Games as "a dynamic S.W.A.T. "Why would anybody think it's a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely insensitive to the deaths of so many children?" If you feel like hurting someone or people around you, please seek help from local... [Full Article...]

Fortnite: Epic Looking at Keeping a 'Large Squad Mode'

Fortnite: Epic Looking at Keeping a 'Large Squad Mode' What in the world are you waiting for? In a developer update , Epic Games shared a slew of changes coming to Fortnite , which include a new limited-time variant called Playground mode . You stand just about as much a chance as you did in the regular mode. Fortnite Close Encounters Disabled: Why is It Disabled? V-Bucks have been raking in cash for Epic Games. [Full Article...]

'Unlikely' events send couple's private chat to man in Seattle -- from 'Alexa'

'Unlikely' events send couple's private chat to man in Seattle -- from 'Alexa' A couple from OR were shocked to find out that their Alexa-powered speaker recorded a private conversation in their home and sent to a person in their contact list. "I felt invaded", she told Kiro-TV. Their conversation was sent to one of her husband's employees. "'You're being hacked.'" That person was calling from Seattle. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp users can play Facebook, Instagram videos on application directly

WhatsApp users can play Facebook, Instagram videos on application directly WhatsApp keeps testing multiple new features in different countries, out of which some make the cut and reach non-beta users while some don't. To use this feature, Whatsapp lets you create a link, which will allow you to initiate a chat with the unsaved number. [Full Article...]

‘Fortnite’ Close Encounters Mode Down Due to Ammo Issues

‘Fortnite’ Close Encounters Mode Down Due to Ammo Issues Once Epic Games releases an Android version of Fortnite , we can expect that the revenue will easily double, if not go even higher than what we see on iOS . However, while many may be going to the site, it turns out that it isn't really useful at all. Jet packs - Jet packs have been teased for a while now, and Epic has finally added them into the game. [Full Article...]

New Data Protection Rules Come into Effect; Complaints Registered Against FB, Google

New Data Protection Rules Come into Effect; Complaints Registered Against FB, Google Noyb is asking regulators in France, Belgium, Hamburg and Austria to fine the companies up to the maximum 4 percent of their annual revenue that the GDPR rules allow , which could potentially add up to a $4.88 billion fine for Google parent company Alphabet and $1.63 billion for each of Facebook , and its Instagram and WhatsApp services. [Full Article...]

State of Decay 2 Sets Record Pace for the Zombie Survival Series

State of Decay 2 Sets Record Pace for the Zombie Survival Series Nothing speaks game launch success like cold, hard data. Streaming the game appears to be quite popular too. The first game in the series, Undead Labs' debut title, broke records early in its lifetime. Neither Sony's PS4 or Nintendo's Switch now offer anything like the Xbox Game Pass , which offers a large downloadable library of games for a fixed price each month. [Full Article...]

IPhones will reportedly get the power to unlock doors using NFC

You may remember the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus suffered from two big problems. It also found that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s. In a recently published opinion on the case, presiding US District Court Judge Lucy Koh reveals that Apple's internal testing showed that the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the model it replaced, the iPhone 5s. [Full Article...]

EA announces Battlefield V with action-packed reveal trailer

EA announces Battlefield V with action-packed reveal trailer In recent weeks, there have been rumors about a battle royale mode for BF5. It's an experience where you and your group will be deployed behind the enemy lines as a group of paratroopers with a mission to accomplish while being undetected. But they're not. As evidenced by the tweets above, they're leaning into the craziness, and have specifically said they're focusing on "untold" (in other words... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos) Seen On Geekbench, May Launch July 29

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos) Seen On Geekbench, May Launch July 29 It is certainly not going to be cheap considering the features that the handset is rumored to come up with, and also gauging by the price of Galaxy S9 that released early this year. It has 32 GB internal memory and an expandable storage slot of 400GB via micro sd card slot also. Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 features a 5.5-inch HD display and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. [Full Article...]

Far Cry 5 Hours Of Darkness Expansion Gets A New Trailer

Far Cry 5 Hours Of Darkness Expansion Gets A New Trailer Interested in checking out the brand new soundtrack for Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness? . Being a teaser, the trailer doesn't reveal too much, but a change in location and time period is interesting. Those who own the season pass will be able to play Far Cry 3: Classic Edition on May 29. In July it will release " Lost on Mars " featuring Nick Rye the "King of the Skies" (sample scene image bel... [Full Article...]

PayPal and Google bind payment rails

PayPal and Google bind payment rails PayPal is already available as a payment option in Google Pay , but the company announced plans to deepen the partnership with Google and expand its payment services to other apps. Android Pay (RIP) added PayPal support this week past year, and allowed the addition of PayPal Business Debit Mastercards in January. By integrating more deeply with Google, PayPal now allow you to seamlessl... [Full Article...]

John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain, popular gaming critic, dies at 33

John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain, popular gaming critic, dies at 33 After learning of his passing, Blizzard offered its condolences via Twitter . It's a sad day for the gaming industry at large as last night, John " TotalBiscuit " Bain unfortunately passed away. 'Yes apparently there are things that are too risky for even the terminal. That will most likely be my last health update , unless some miracle happens or we do indeed find a trial that can do some... [Full Article...]


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