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Introducing the Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4

Introducing the Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 It's 40% smaller than a regular DualShock 4 and it's created to fit into smaller hands, such as those of children. It also ships in a very nice shade of PlayStation blue. While there were no sacrifices when it comes to buttons, some features are absent in the Mini Wired Gamepad such as the original's light bar, 3.5mm headset jack, speaker, haptic feedback, as well as, motion control. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio announces revised tariff plans

Reliance Jio announces revised tariff plans All these new tariffs will go live starting tomorrow i.e. October 19th. The new plans will be available with revised benefits from October 19 and can be availed by new as well as existing Jio subscribers. There are two other packs with the same benefits priced at Rs. 52 and Rs. 98 and comes with one week and two weeks of validity respectively. All the Jio Prime members can enjoy the unlimited ... [Full Article...]

Head of Facebook's secretive research lab to leave after just 18 months

Head of Facebook's secretive research lab to leave after just 18 months She didn't cite any particular reason which prompted her to make another career change so soon after leaving Google's Advanced Technology and Projects ( ATAP ) unit to join Facebook in April 2016. However, the company has not made clear that who will take over Dugan's role in leading "Building 8". Even though Regina Dugan is departing from the company on a healthy note, there are some hints to... [Full Article...]

Michigan Facebook fugitive 'surprised' by shares before turning self in

Michigan Facebook fugitive 'surprised' by shares before turning self in The 21-year-old, whose online alias is "Champagne Torino", not only brought 12 glazed doughnuts, "he brought one bagel!" the post said. Zaydel was sentenced to 39 days in jail. After losing a bet with police on Facebook, a man kept his word and turned himself in. "Gotta love a man of his word", wrote Kierstin Gregory Fiscus. [Full Article...]

Lego's Women of NASA set rockets into reality

Lego's Women of NASA set rockets into reality Lego is set to roll out its minifigure sets to honor the Women of NASA . From writing critical Apollo software to planning the Hubble Space Telescope, women have made their mark on NASA and expanded our understanding of the universe. The set also comes with a posable Hubble Space Telescope, a mini Space Shuttle Challenger (with removable rocket stages), a launchpad and a stack of books rep... [Full Article...]

Activision patents matchmaking tech that can push players to buy upgrades

Activision patents matchmaking tech that can push players to buy upgrades The patent , which focuses on how matchmaking works, was granted this month and seems focused on FPS titles, although the concept, at least, has great potential to stretch far further. Another example given would be a junior player who, through his gaming profile, is determined as wanting to be a sniper. Through algorithms, the system would match low skill players with high skill ones in order to ... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Joins Several Messaging Platforms in Offering Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp Joins Several Messaging Platforms in Offering Live Location Sharing Today, WhatsApp announced that you will be able to share your location in real time with your friends. Users can choose to stop sharing their locations whenever, or let the Live Location timer expire. Live location sharing is end-to-end encrypted and you can control who to share with and for how long. Live-location sharing means that the other person can keep a track of your movement in real... [Full Article...]

EA Shutters Visceral Games, 'Significant Changes' Coming to Star Wars Game

EA Shutters Visceral Games, 'Significant Changes' Coming to Star Wars Game Visceral, the team behind such games as Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline , is ramping down and closing after almost 20 years of making games, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund announced in a blog post . But that's little comfort to Star Wars and Uncharted fans that were looking forward to Visceral's game . Visceral Games (formerly EA Redwood Shores) was the studio behin... [Full Article...]

Google Calendar gets new business features

Google Calendar gets new business features Google has also updated some of its features-and that of course, means you can now view more details about your organization's meeting rooms-and that of course, is even more important if you work in a major organization. Users can hover their mouse over the calendar event and see the pertinent information. Joining this is a "Day" view option for seeing multiple calendars at once side-by-side. [Full Article...]

Launch Trailer For Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Is Here

Launch Trailer For Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Is Here As is Wolfenstein fashion, the new launch trailer is extremely bloody and violent. The New Colossus is just around the corner now, and in anticipation of the game Bethesda has released the launch trailer for its much-hyped first-person shooter. [Full Article...]

ZTE intros dual-screen smartphone powered by Android

ZTE intros dual-screen smartphone powered by Android ZTE is doing what it can to take advantage of the dual displays . The Axon M is an entertainment and productivity device and ZTE has added the features you need to enjoy media consumption. If you want a "front" camera , point the camera at you and use the camera below the screen. You can also run two instances of the same app on each screen. [Full Article...]

Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and Global Positioning System navigation to any vehicle

Alexa is also found in some third-party gear, the newest of which is a hands-free, turn-by-turn navigation product from Garmin called "Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa" (just Garmin Speak from here on out). "Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the auto", said Ned Curic, vice president of automotive at Amazon Alexa. [Full Article...]

Google beefs up security on Chrome

Google took the unusual step of creating a program for this small subset of users due to their higher risk online and because they've been previously overlooked for additionally protections, Dario Salice, Google's Advanced Protection Product Manager, said in a blog post Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Google Maps Is Removing That Cupcake Calorie Counter After User Backlash

Google Maps Is Removing That Cupcake Calorie Counter After User Backlash Google did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but told TechCrunch that it's removing the feature "based on strong user feedback". Secondly it could make people feel shamed that they have not walked far enough or burned enough calories. She also criticised it because it could not be turned off, and for being "wildly inaccurate" because it failed to take into account ge... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active with Bixby and S Pen support launched

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active with Bixby and S Pen support launched As per the latest leaked details, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2018 will be introducing new features in the mid-tier brand, including reduced bezels and dual front camera. Noteworthy features include a maximum brightness of 480 nits (for reference, the Pixel XL's screen gets up to 393 nits), IP68 water and dust resistance, an S Pen, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, dual-band gigabit WLAN (read: 802.11ac WiF... [Full Article...]

New 592bhp Polestar 1 coupe - Volvo's performance brand targets Tesla

New 592bhp Polestar 1 coupe - Volvo's performance brand targets Tesla Polestar says the 3 will slot in between the 1 and the 2 in terms of pricing and production volume. An output of 600 horsepower and more than 730 pound-feet of torque is achieved by the combination of Volvo's Drive-E and two electric motors that power the rear wheels of the vehicle. [Full Article...]

HTC could launch the U11 Plus on November 2

There have been countless rumors about a new HTC smartphone over the past couple of weeks. It has big a graphic U alphabet superimposed in the background nearly confirming that HTC will unveil new U series phones and going by the recent spate of leaks online, many are betting high on the U11 Plus series. [Full Article...]

CD Projekt Red responds to negative comments from former employees

CD Projekt Red responds to negative comments from former employees CD Projekt's next game, Cyberpunk 2077 , now does not have a release date, and going by this recent statement , it looks like the company is more than willing to take its time. Since then, we've nearly doubled the headcount and we're still hiring. In other cases departures can mean a good thing in that the person or people who left from said company accomplished whatever it was that they were ... [Full Article...]

Star Wars: Battlefront II Limited Edition PS4 Bundles Revealed

Star Wars: Battlefront II Limited Edition PS4 Bundles Revealed With Star Wars Battlefront II just about a month away, Sony has announced two Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation 4 bundles featuring the game. A new post on the PlayStation Blog outlines the two exclusive bundles, the " Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Pro bundle " and the " Star Wars Battlefront II Ps4 bundle " that will be available for Star Wars: Battlefront II . [Full Article...]

Xbox One just got a major update which includes a faster dashboard

Xbox One just got a major update which includes a faster dashboard The original Xbox One Home Screen from 2012 - remember Snap? And each time, it's a bit disappointing when we realize that its claims don't quite match our expectations. There's several other nice cosmetic changes coming as well. Microsoft has also adjusted the screen-dimming feature to help preventing image burn-in. [Full Article...]


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