Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok's global business, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. A source familiar with the discussions told Reuters that Microsoft had not raised the prospect of buying all of TikTok in its negotiations with ByteDance.
Homebound customers of Uber Technologies more than doubled their orders from the company's food-delivery service in the second quarter but demand for ride-hailing trips only marginally recovered from pandemic rock-bottom.
Acer Aspire 5 Magic Purple edition has been launched in India as the company’s latest laptop in the Aspire lineup. The new laptop is available for purchase through the Acer E-store in the country.
Facebook will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home office needs, a spokeswoman for the social media giant said on Thursday.
Facebook is temporarily banning a Republican political action committee, the Committee to Defend the President, from advertising after it repeatedly shared content that was deemed false by external fact-checkers, the social media company said on Thursday.
John Wick 5 is a go. During its quarterly earnings call, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer announced a fifth chapter of the Keanu Reeves-led action franchise. John Wick 4 and John Wick 5 will be filmed back-to-back starting early 2021.
WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out ShareChat video support for Android and iOS beta users. All users on WhatsApp v184.108.40.206 beta for iOS and WhatsApp v220.127.116.11 beta for Android can watch ShareChat videos in-app through a floating video, similar to how it works for YouTube and Facebook video links.
Realme C3 and Realme 5 Pro have got new colour variants. The Reame C3 gets a Volcano Grey option and the Realme 5 Pro gets a Chroma White option. The new variants for both the Realme C3 and the Realme 5 Pro are already on sale.
OnePlus has announced that the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile can now be played in 90 frames per second (FPS) on a select range of its devices.
With Tenet — Christopher Nolan's epic time-bending espionage movie — getting a September 4 release date in China, Warner Bros. has unveiled a teaser trailer aimed at Chinese audiences that features a message from Nolan himself.
TikTok, the popular short-form video sharing app, isn’t facing any immediate ban in Australia and Philippines as the leaders of the two countries see no reason for doing so.
Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 XL and the Pixel 4 less than a year after the phones were launched, as per an online report. The flagship phones are no longer available in Google’s US store.
US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning U.S. transactions involving Chinese social media and video game leader Tencent Holdings Ltd, owner of messaging app WeChat, on national security grounds.
Apple has revealed that game streaming services like Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia violate its App Store guidelines, which is why the services cannot operate on iOS devices.
The Zeb-Monk wireless Bluetooth earphones are priced at Rs. 4,999 in India, and they are available in a single Black colour option. They are said to be available at leading e-commerce websites and retail stores across India.
Netflix has finally introduced the first localised version of its user interface: in Hindi, over four and a half years after its launch in India. Netflix says that every part of it — including sign-up, title names, search, and payment — is now available in the Hindi language.
Toshiba has finally quit the laptops market and transferred all its stake in the personal computer business to Sharp. The new development comes over two years after the Tokyo-headquartered company sold 80.1 percent shares of Toshiba Client Solutions to Sharp back in June 2018.
Xiaomi has released a statement on Twitter to clarify the situation with banned Chinese apps on its phones. It states that Xiaomi phone cannot access any of the apps that have been blocked by the Indian government. It also states that 100 percent of Indian user data stays in the country.
US President Donald Trump announced Thursday sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing.
A Knight Rider movie is in the works with Aquaman director James Wan set as producer, with former video game writer TJ Fixman working on the script.
Realme X3 Pro, the upcoming phone from the Chinese brand, may have been spotted on a Geekbench listing. A Realme phone, with model number RMX2083, was spotted on the benchmarking site. This device is speculated to be the Realme X3 Pro, as the listing suggests that it may be powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC.
TCL sub-brand iFFalcon has expanded its Android TV-based smart TV lineup in India by launching the H71 4K QLED and K71 4K UHD models. The iFFalcon H71 4K QLED TV comes in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, while the K71 4K UHD TV has 43-, 55-, and 65-inch options.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option is listed at a revised price of Rs. 23,999 on the company site. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, on the other hand, is listed at a revised price of Rs. 25,999. The 6GB RAM option was launched in India in January for the same price as above. However, it received the GST-related price hike in April, making it go up to Rs. 25,250.
Beijing on Friday accused the United States of "suppression" after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat.
BSNL has launched a ‘BookMyFiber’ portal that will take customer requests for new Bharat Fiber connections.
OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau showed off the Always-on Display (AOD) feature in a video on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo. OnePlus teamed up with teachers and students with Parsons College to design the “Time” theme for its AOD feature.
Intel seems to have become a victim of a massive internal data breach, with around 20GB of confidential information reportedly stolen and leaked by an anonymous hacker.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series finally has a release date for PlayStation VR: August 25. All three episodes will be available on the same day, for a combined price of $30 (about Rs. 2,250).
Shinco has launched three new smart TV models in India. The lineup includes the Shinco SO43AS, the Shinco SO50QBT, and the Shinco SO55QBT. They range from 43-inch screen size to 55-inch screen size.
A 350 percent increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN counterterrorism chief said Thursday
Boult Audio has launched four TWS earbuds, FreePods, ProPods, MuseBuds and PowerBuds in the Indian market.
Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.
Smartphone market in India faced a sharp year-over-year (YoY) decline of 50.6 percent in the second quarter to 182 lakh units in the second quarter ended on June 30, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). However, despite seeing the major dip in shipments, the analyst firm is optimistic on seeing some recovery in the second quarter of this year.
Google has partnered with Maharashtra State Education Department to deploy digital tools such as G Suite for Education and Google Classroom free-of-cost across the state. The tech giant’s education tools and services will be adopted in over one lakh schools, benefitting over 2.3 crore students and teachers in the state.
Infinix Hot 10 has been spotted on multiple online listings including Google Play Console and TUV Rheinland. It is said to be the successor to the Infinix Hot 9 that was launched towards the end of May this year.
The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat.
macOS Big Sur public beta has now been made available for all members of the Apple Beta Software Program. Unveiled during the keynote at WWDC 2020 in June, macOS Big Sur is set to bring several design changes and updates to Safari, Messages, and Maps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 that was unveiled earlier this week will be getting more colour options than originally announced. Samsung had announced that it will be selling the Galaxy Note 20 in Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, and Mystic Green colours.
HTC Wildfire E2, a new smartphone by the Taiwanese company, has been put on sale on sale ahead of its official announcement. An online retailer in Russia is selling the new HTC phone in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration.
Dolly Parton is America's irresistible sweetheart. At first glance, we notice her timeless beauty, but the most striking things about this singer are her talent and heart. Let's take a look at her evolution from ambitious ingenue to beloved icon in the transformation of Dolly Parton from 19 to 74.
Rihanna and Beyonce are both at the top of their game, but they've never collaborated professionally. Are these two friends, and do they even get along? Here's the truth about Rihanna and Beyonce's relationship.
Howard Stern has been on the radio for decades, so it's no wonder that he has a ton of money. Stern is reportedly worth $650 million, according to 'Celebrity Net Worth,' and judging by his multiple properties, he knows how to spend it well.
Many fans were shocked when news broke in November 2019 that Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause are divorcing after two years of marriage and six years together. As if the breakup wasn't surprising enough, Stause made a stunning claim about how the drama all went down.
Justin Bieber and his mom, Pattie Mallette, have had their ups and downs ever since the "Baby" singer entered the spotlight. The mother-son duo even went from being inseparable to having a "pretty non-existing" relationship at one point, as Bieber told Billboard magazine in 2015. So what went wrong?
If there's any song released in the summer of 2020 that truly strives to get people's minds off of the chaotic events going on in the word, it's Darius Rucker's "Beers and Sunshine."
While the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's fans are surely in love with their song "WAP," it turns out that there's more to the tune than you might have first suspected.
Lots of celebrities have shed serious weight through diet and exercise, including Adele, Rebel Wilson, Kelly Clarkson, and Rob Kardashian. But did you know Adam Lambert also underwent a major weight loss transformation before his rise to fame?
Blac Chyna has made money from a number of ventures, from stripping to reality TV to owning her own beauty company. Here's how much money Blac Chyna is worth today — the true number might surprise you.
In order to keep up with well ... herself, Jane Fonda sticks to a well-balanced diet. Here's what the fitness guru eats in a day.
DC fans, rejoice: That venerable team of dastardly antiheroes, the Suicide Squad, are on their way to a gaming console near you. In a surprise announcement via Twitter, game publisher Rocksteady has announced that a new game based on the team, simply titled Suicide Squad, is in the works.
Mike Tyson will take on his biggest opponent yet in Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef, a Shark Week special airing on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 9. Looper spoke with dive instructor Paul de Gelder about working with Tyson for the shark-filled special.
Will Apex Legends make it to the next generation? After all, it could stay on the current consoles and make use of backward compatibility on the new systems; however, a next-gen upgrade sounds far more appealing.
Horror movies ask audiences to suspend disbelief on a regular basis -- which becomes difficult when poorly executed special effects take us right out of the scene. Here's a look back at some of the worst examples we've suffered through.
Among Michael Cera's lesser known indie gems is a peculiar 2017 ensemble dramedy that happens to be rife for discovery by the actor's fanbase — and indie film fans at large. The film is Person to Person, and it's currently catching many eyes on Hulu.
Looper recently talked with Reggie Watts about his new app WATTSAPP, and while we were at it, we took some time to discuss his experiences as bandleader on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He also named some of his all-time favorite guests.
If you're curious about the PS5, strap in. These are the details that every true PlayStation fan worth their trophy level needs to know before they dish out their hard-earned dough for the PlayStation 5.
One Percent may be new to the scene, but that doesn't mean its members don't have history. Here are a few details you may not know about these elite gamers.
Seeing as the Battlestar Galactica universe spans several shows,h games, TV films, comics, and books, there's a lot of material to play with. So, where exactly will the Peacock version fit in? Let's look at what we know about the release date, cast and plot of the new Battlestar Galactica reboot.
From upside-down smooches to time-traveling romance, here are the most memorable superhero movie kisses.
Destiny 2's Solstice of Heroes is one of the longest-ass grinds in a game which is not afraid to ask its playerbase to work its collective hiney off. The annual event sees guardians tasked with completing all manner of busywork—kill a bazillion enemies, collect a gajillion orbs, try not to go mad—across various playlists. Honestly, I imagine most players will be glad of something new to do (even if it's mostly stuff we've already done a quadrillion times), particularly since the Beyond Light expansion was delayed until 10 November.This year's Solstice runs from 11 August to 8 September, meaning it kicks off with next Tuesday's weekly reset. Once again, the European Aerial Zone activity returns, where teams of three guardians must clear waves of enemies, defeat bosses, and open chests against the clock. It's fairly simple, but not un-fun—and as I said there's a dearth of other stuff to do right now (though you should definitely track down all the race-specific armor mods using our new guide).
Scholomance Academy, the latest expansion to Blizzard's big-time card game Hearthstone, is now live, adding 135 brand-new cards to the pile, including 40 new Dual-Class cards and the new 'Spellburst' keyword.As their name suggests, Dual-Class cards—which we took a closer look at a couple of weeks ago—can be played in two classes. The result will be that synergies which were previously impossible, such as Shaman having access to Mana ramp, or Mage being able to play Combo cards, will now be open for exploration.Blizzard says it will "unlock a whole new spectrum of gameplay possibilities," which of course it would say, but we'll have to wait and see whether the result is greater homogeneity because we see twice as much of these cards, or cool new combos. As for the new Spellburst keyword, it activates a one-time-only effect after a spell is cast while the card with Spellburst is in play. Another addition in Scholomance is Studies. These all cost 1-Mana, and enable players to Discover a card of a certain type. The next card of that type you play has its Mana cost reduced by 1, effectively making the Study card free. Speaking of free stuff, the launch of the expansion comes with some gratis goodies: All players who log into the game before October 27 will be given a Scholomance Academy Legendary card, and up to six Scholomance card packs can be earned by completing Legendary Quests.The full lowdown on Hearthstone: Scholomance Academy is up at playhearthstone.com. To ensure your learnin' gets off to a strong start, don't miss our list of top theorycrafted decks, and discover the three things Tim learned last week when he got his ass beat by (among others) Trump.
Things have been fairly quiet on the Spelunky 2 front since it was announced in 2017, but developer Derek Yu said earlier this year that a release date announcement was getting "closer and closer." Today he delivered the goods, announcing during Sony's State of Play livestream that the game will be out on September 15."I designed the world of Spelunky 2 to feel much more rich and dynamic than Spelunky 1," Yu said during the stream. "It's going to feel a lot more full. Players will be able to explore and interact with it in lots of new ways." That includes things like new characters who may help or hinder you, an "expanded" shopping experience, rideable turkeys—we all need more rideable turkeys in our lives—and online multiplayer support. The shop will be a more nuanced space for spending and calamity, as the trailer showed a pair of six-sided dice the player can roll to receive a reward (or punishment), perhaps a nod to Gunstar Heroes. Also there's a Clone Gun, which was used in the gameplay footage to replicate dogs. The dream.
We've assumed for awhile now that the second expansion to the most excellent third-person shooter Control, entitled AWE, would somehow cross over with Remedy's pre-Control cult hit Alan Wake. The title of the expansion is kind of a giveaway, for one thing, and various bits of Alan Wake lore are salted throughout Control, too.During today's State of Play online presentation, Remedy made it official. First, the sound of a typewriter, and then an ominous warning: "Whatever you do, stay in the light," an obvious reference to Alan Wake's gameplay, which involved hauling ass between light posts to avoid getting clobbered by the shadowy "Taken." And then, for just a second, this guy:
Rod Fergusson's move to Blizzard was not particularly well-timed. He left The Coalition in order to head up Diablo 4 in March, just ahead of the COVID-19 outbreak that forced the entire company to start working from home."I had a full eight days in office. I started on a Tuesday and then the following Thursday, everybody was on work from home," Fergusson said during a GDC Q&A livestream."It's been really hard actually, for me, because I think people who know me and have worked with me know that part of what I thrive on and do well in is [being] in the room with people, and talking, and trying to motivate and understand, and collaborating and those sorts of things. The push, kind of taking one of my sort of quote-unquote 'superpowers' and putting it behind a video screen, I found really hard."Overall, though, he said that working from home is "going very well," and little productivity has been lost. Blizzard has taken steps to minimize the disruption by enabling employees to take their equipment and PCs home, providing "allowances" to cover things like internet expenses, ensuring sufficient downtime and breaks, and even sending out "snack boxes" to employees.That effort is paying off, Fergusson said: "The fact that you see Hearthstone has shipped two expansions, and WoW is about to ship an expansion. And we on Diablo continue to—it's been challenging, but the team is just moving forward. So I've been really grateful—if I was going to do it, to be able to do it with Blizzard."Unfortunately, that was the only thing he said about Diablo 4, so there's still no hint of, say, a possible release date. For that, we'll probably have to wait until at least next year: Blizzard confirmed during Activsion's quarterly earnings call earlier this week that a digital version of BlizzCon is in the works for early 2021.
Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service won't be available on Apple's iOS devices, despite a lengthy testing period on the platform. The reason, according to Apple, is that the company requires game software submissions to be reviewed on a title-by-title basis.In a statement given to Business Insider, an Apple spokesperson claims the policy is designed to "protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers." It continued: "Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search. In addition to the App Store, developers can choose to reach all iPhone and iPad users over the web through Safari and other browsers on the App Store."Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, who's been an outspoken critic of Apple's closed ecosystem policies, was predictably unhappy with the decision, saying that Apple has "outlawed the metaverse."
Released in 2008 for Xbox 360, Braid is still considered one of the most influential games of recent years and is often credited for kickstarting the indie game development boom. Now, 12 years later, it's getting a remake and expansion with new "hand-repainted" graphics and improved animation, among other features.Braid: Anniversary Edition was announced at Sony's State of Play showcase earlier today, and the trailer above looks promising: original artist David Hellman will be applying the re-paint, while the new animations are designed to make the game feel more "fluid and responsive". The game's sound is getting a new pass to make it "richer and more detailed," and you'll be able to switch between the new version of the game and the original on the fly.Also, developer commentary will be added. "We´ll be talking about programming, art, design, video game history, and many other things, using in-game hyperlink portals so you can jump between levels to follow the various conceptual threads," creator Jonathan Blow wrote on the PlayStation blog. Braid: Anniversary Edition releases for PC some time in 2021, when it'll also come to PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Update: It has been confirmed that the executive order against WeChat will not affect other Tencent-owned properties, in particular its videogame concerns.Original story: US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning any transactions related to WeChat, a popular messaging service which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings. Announced in tandem with a similar order targeting social media service TikTok, the new restrictions will take effect in 45 days.While the order specifically targets WeChat, there was enough ambiguity in its wording to raise concern that it could affect other Tencent Holdings Ltd properties. After all, Tencent owns Riot Games (League of Legends, Valorant), 40 percent of Epic Games (Fortnite, Unreal Engine) and 5 percent of Activision Blizzard, among many others. But LA Times reporter Sam Dean has received confirmation from the White House that video game companies will not be affected:
I do like a good mystery, and right now there are few games as mysterious as Impostor Factory, the next (and seemingly final) entry in the To The Moon series, which claims to be a "wholesome celebration of the bloody end of the world." Developer Freebird Games has taken the emotional sci-fi/fantasy of To The Moon and Finding Paradise and chucked in Lovecraftian tentacles, bathroom-based time travel, murders and the end of the ruddy world. The latest trailer tells us everything and nothing, which is quite a feat.We start in what looks like a country house: your typical setting for some mysterious murders. There's a lot of talk about mistakes, and then Stone Henge (or at least, a henge) appears, before some giant tentacles show up to tickle the Earth. We see the facility (if I recall correctly) where To The Moon's Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene go about their mind-altering business, while some lovely, wholesome music plays over the top. That sounds about right for a game that, according to the Steam page, is "categorically out of its mind", but I have faith that Freebird Games' Kan Gao can bring it all together.There's clearly a lot Gao is holding back about Impostor Factory. It's either a sequel or a prequel to To The Moon, and according to the Steam description all the time travel murder mystery business is only "around 1/3 of what the game is really about."There's no date yet, but the description to the trailer states that "something weird is coming. Soon-ish." Meanwhile, Steam reckons that Impostor Factory will be with us at the end of this year. R.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends offers a new take on the legend of Robin Hood. Rather than there being one gang of 'merry men' out to rob from the rich to give to the poor, in this gritty medieval world there are loads of outlaws looking to claim their share—and they seem a little more violent in how they go about it.It's a game of multiplayer heisting that pits two rival gangs against maps of AI guards. Not only do you have to get in and rob the place, but you have to contend with the other team along the way. It's a great premise that reminds me a little of Assassin's Creed Unity's multiplayer—only with another team around to scupper your sneaky plans.There's a tiny bit of game footage at the end of the trailer, showing some third-person combat, while the Steam page promises that you'll be able to invest your loot in perks, weapons and looks for your character/characters.Sumo Newcastle are developing it, while Focus Home are publishing. We can expect Hood: Outlaws & Legends sometime next year.
Noblechairs has once again teamed up with Bethesda to recreate your favourite games as… gaming chairs—stick with me here. Following up the Fallout inspired gaming chair from earlier this year, the latest Noblechairs creation is ready to rip and tear ergonomics a new one.The Noblechairs Hero DOOM Edition features a pentagram design, etched in red on the chair's black PU-leather. The official Doom logo is also etched into the headrest on both sides, one in white and one in black, and the chair's feartures matching red highlights down either side. On the back, just underneath the sigil design, you'll find the words 'RIP AND TEAR'.
Pack your bags everyone, we're never going to find a keyboard any more adorable than this excellent Ditto one from Qlavier. This Pokemon-themed keyboard is custom made by Quen, a keyboard designer from Belgium, and it's just the sweetest thing.The keyboard is based on the Zlant PCB, hence its off-kilter layout. It's made out of bubblegum-pink pastel acrylic, and features SA Vilebloom key caps for that final touch.
Like Alexander, Intel is in the midst of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad stretch of its own, and things just got worse with an unauthorized, massive data dump of internal documents. It contains more than 20GB of confidential files, and the person responsible says a whole lot more is on the way.A link to the data was posted by Till Kottmann (via Tom's Hardware), a Swiss IT Consultant who says this is the "first 20GB release in a series of large Intel leaks.""Most of the things here have NOT been published ANYWHERE before and are classified as confidential, under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret," Kottmann added.It is an extensive leak containing various schematics and other confidential details Intel shares with its hardware partners to develop products of their own, such as motherboards and BIOS code.The folks at ArsTechnica have been analyzing the contents of the extensive data dump and say the bulk of it applies to Intel's CPU platforms, including Tiger Lake, which has not yet been released. They also found documents related to other projects, including a sensor package Intel built for SpaceX.According to Kottmann, the anonymous leaker behind the data dump "breached" Intel to obtain the data, though Intel does not believe that is the case.
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Apex Legends Season 6 will kick off on August 18, as revealed by the launch trailer above. It's a bit of a crafty update, and by that I mean that it introduces crafting to Respawn's battle royale—and who better to represent crafting than a modder? The star of the trailer is the new Legend, Rampart, described on the Apex site as an "expert modder who made her name in underground fight clubs."This probably doesn't mean that Rampart spends her leisure time making Skyrim mods. This type of modding likely has something to do with the ginormous gun she carries around, called Sheila, and the welding mask that suggests she's an engineer. Also coming to Season 6 are more items for the Battle Pass, and a new energy SMG, Volt, which you might be familiar with if you played Titanfall 2.While Rampart looks like she knows her way around a crafting bench, you won't have to pick her to take advantage of the new crafting system. We still don't know much about how it will work, but you'll be able to find materials all over the map that you can then hammer into new gear. The update's been given a name, Boosted, and it'll be with us on the 18th. Hopefully we'll get a few more details about Rampart, and the new crafting system, before then.
Asus is launching a line of miniature PCs that are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (see image above), but powerful enough to handle some lightweight gaming.The new Mini PC PN50 series is built around AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, which is what makes them so compelling. The Ryzen 4000 mobile series is based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 architecture (same as found within its Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs), with onboard graphics based on Vega.Ryzen 4000 chips are basically APUs (accelerated processing units), a term AMD doesn't use anymore.Asus is offering its new mini PCs in four different processor options: Ryzen 5 4300U (4C/4T), Ryzen 5 4500U (6C/6T), Ryzen 7 4700U (8C/8T), and Ryzen 7 4800U (8C/16T). The highest end configuration is the most compelling, because the 8-core/16-thread 4800U packs a fair amount of firepower to tackle a variety of chores.It's also accompanied by the highest end iteration of Vega in the mobile graphics space, with 8 compute units. Playing triple-A games at the highest settings is not a reasonable expectation, but for lighter weight titles—Counter-Strike: Go and League of Legends, for example—it is plenty capable.
After all this time, we finally know what Rocksteady has been working on. And it's not a Superman game. It's kind of the opposite, actually: the Arkham studio is now developing a somewhat less heroic Suicide Squad game, as announced on Twitter."Target locked - #DCFanDome - August 22. #suicidesquadgame" reads the tweet from Rocksteady's account. The DC FanDome bit refers to an online event DC Comics is holding on August 22, where it seems that Rocksteady is all set to properly announce its upcoming game.
It's tough to come to terms with being a '90s kid sometimes. We missed out on some great experiences: parachute pants, double denim, those jackets that look like the interior of a local bus, and carrying your PC or phone around in a gigantic carry case. Heck, sometimes the PC itself was the carry case. Some good news, however, those PCs never died—they only got more powerful.Take, for example, this portable AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X workstation, screen included, that folds into a suave black briefcase.Picture this: you sit down in a meeting alongside your colleagues. They pull out their Surfaces, iPads, phones, and whatever else. You place a briefcase down on the table with a deafening thud. Everyone turns to look at you. You pull out your kettle plug and look around for a plug socket. Ah, you've spotted one. Jill is in the way. Politely ask Jill to move aside so that you may plug in your computer. She shuffles away. The room is completely silent. You connect the kettle plug to your PC and start up your machine. The only sound now is the that of multiple fans whirring to life—you nod to your boss for the meeting to commence.This could be you for just $7,997. And if you're not promoted to CEO in a week, you get your money back.Spotted over on Reddit (via Tom's Hardware), Mediaworkstations offers this PC with a full range of GeForce graphics cards to choose from, right the way up to an RTX 2080 Ti. There's even a dual EPYC CPU version for a little under $10,000.Not that you need a GPU, anyways. The 64-core/128-thread 3990X is able to run Crysis without any dedicated GPU—not well, but it runs.
Well here's a lovely surprise, if a slightly frustrating one. The intricate worlds of the recent Hitman games will be playable in VR, as virtual reality support has just been announced for Hitman 3. It'll be included at launch—but it's only been announced for PlayStation VR currently. You can watch the trailer from yesterday's PlayStation event above.It's not a very enlightening trailer, but handily the accompanying blog post goes into a bit more detail. There's a new first-person viewpoint for the virtual reality option, while every location from the recent games will be playable in VR. You'll be able to import the levels from Hitman and Hitman 2 into the third game, providing you own them, and every one of them can be played in virtual reality. Sapienza in VR is kind of a big deal, isn't it? Especially now that holidays feel like an alien concept.The rub is that VR support has only been announced for PlayStation at the moment—it'll be in the console game when it launches in January. PC support hasn't been announced, or denied, or even mentioned yet, but it would be a strange world indeed if it didn't appear at some point."We´re already looking forward to sharing more details about our VR support for HITMAN 3!", the IO blog post concludes. A possible hint at platforms other than PSVR?IO offered a brief glimpse at Hitman 3 a couple of months ago. That Dubai tower will be quite the experience in VR.
Octodad developer Young Horses has released a gameplay trailer for its upcoming adventure game Bugsnax, and, for the most part, it's an upbeat look at the world's part-bug, part-snack ecosystem. It's an overall chipper trailer which ends on an abrupt and surprising note. Check out the trailer above and you'll see what I mean.The majority of the trailer shows what you'll be doing on Snaktooth island. As its newest visitor, you're tasked with helping the residents with their bugsnax needs. You'll be capturing the little critters with traps, rounding all the different types into the correct pens, and recording all the different kinds of bugsnax in a handy guide. It's all laughter and cuteness in the world of Bugsnax, well it would be if you weren't playing as an investigative journalist onto a big scoop, which you are. Young Horses says that there's more to Snaktooth Island than it seems, which I interpreted as a bit of light mystery, but the end of the trailer teases that there's something darker to Bugsnax. Having your character fall headfirst into a rock at the bottom of a cliff as a giant pizza monstrosity flies overhead is certainly one way to end a trailer. Is the character dead? Was this all a masterfully planned revenge scheme concocted by the bugsnax themselves? We'll have to wait and see. Bugsnax launches on the Epic Game Store later this year.
A cold you got years ago may prove helpful if your body has to fight the new coronavirus.
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A seven-year-old boy from Georgia with no underlying health conditions became the youngest person in the state to die from coronavirus, a day after president Donald Trump said children are “almost immune from the disease”. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that the seven-year-old from Savannah, Georgia, had died after suffering a seizure in response
Perseid Meteor Shower: Peak Dates For ... - Petaluma, CA - The annual Perseid meteor shower is known as the "fireball champion" of meteor showers and can be seen over Petaluma for most of August.
A team of physicists has devised a simple way to measure the duration of a bizarre phenomenon called quantum tunneling.
Scientists traced a fast radio burst (FRB) to a known star inside the Milky Way for the first time.
The $1 million, Grade 1 Runhappy Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the biggest race on a star-studded card at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Sam Amick's latest: Updated reporting on what the league intends to do with the Delete 8 and he follows up with Joe Ingles.
Live scores, updates and highlights from Round 2 of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park
Amazon's new 'A League of Their Own' series stars 'The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden and 'Broad City's Abbi Jacobson.
Jennifer Garner was glimpsed enjoying a beach outing in Malibu this Thursday. The 48-year-old could be spotted having a chat with her pals as she stood on the sand and took in some sea air.
HBO’s new horror series—like the novel that inspired it—knows some monsters don’t bear tentacles.
“Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause revealed that her estranged husband Justin Hartley texted her to inform her that he filed for divorce.
A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide.
OWC has introduced the first third-party wheels for Apple's Mac Pro, and they're a relative bargain at $250.
Samsung's third foldable phone may not emerge for another month, but it already boasts one feature that takes it to the next level.
Microsoft has long pined for more of the under-25 group, and TikTok may fulfill that aspiration most clearly.
ExxonMobil was strong enough to make it through a tough second quarter. What about moving forward?
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July marked the third straight month of jobs added for the US economy as it claws back from the devastating coronavirus recession.
The sanctions on Carrie Lam and others are for "undermining" the Chinese territory's autonomy.
Final results from Sri Lanka parliaentary election showed that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) -- or Sri Lanka People's Front -- won 145 seats in the 225-member Parliament
The reason for the discrepancy between the test results was not immediately clear.
The mother of a student that was suspended after posting a photo on Twitter that showed her high school's crowded hallways tells CNN that her daughter's suspension has been reversed.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that a draft executive order suspending the payroll tax was nearly completed and that he thinks President Trump will sign it.
The Trump administration has called for a surge of hundreds of federal officers in cities that have seen increases in violent crime.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a bombshell suit Thursday seeking to disband the National Rifle Association and alleging that top execs diverted millions of dollars in funds.
US coronavirus deaths could hit 300,000 by December 1, but 70,000 lives could be saved if more Americans simply wore masks, a new model predicts.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday countered President Donald Trump's baseless attack that he, a practicing Roman Catholic, would somehow "hurt God," calling the comments "shameful."
New York teachers’ unions this week said that just one positive case of COVID-19 in a school should prompt an “immediate closure” for 14 days, as the groups roll out their proposals for the fall 2020 semester amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app's Chinese owner to sell it.
Facebook on Friday added licensed music videos to the social network in the US, challenging YouTube for the attention of online audiences.
Microsoft could reenergise its advertising business with a huge supply of video if it follows through on acquiring TikTok's US operations from ByteDance.
A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, officials said on Friday.
Apple surged over 10 percent to a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker eclipse Saudi Aramco to become the world's most valuable publicly listed company.
Government’s surprise move to restrict imports of TVs, announced on Thursday, will boost local manufacturing, strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship 'Make in India' drive, an industry body said.
Realme 10W Wireless Charger has quietly made its way to India and is available for purchase with a price tag of Rs. 899. In addition to the new launch, India chief Madhav Sheth announced the launch of the 65W and 50W Realme Ultra-thin SuperDart Charger models in the country.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced the Rs. 147 prepaid recharge plan with a validity of 30 days. The state-owned operator has also extended the validity of the Rs. 247 and Rs. 1,999 prepaid plans and bundled Eros Now subscription with select plans.
WhatsApp is seen testing as many as 138 new emojis. The latest change is a part of WhatsApp version 18.104.22.168 beta for Android.
Apple removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai.
Apple’s Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron have applied for $6.65 billion scheme to boost local smartphone manufacturing, tech minister said on Saturday.
Realme Buds 3 are set to launch as early as this month, revealed the company’s India CEO Madhav Sheth in the latest episode of his video session AskMadhav on YouTube. The new wired earbuds by the company will be the successor to the Realme Buds that were launched last year.
The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Drago are due to return on Sunday after a nearly four-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after US President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
Redmi 9 Prime is coming, and the smartphone will be unveiled on August 4 as Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone. Given Amazon is touting its launch as one of the Prime Day launches, the phone is pretty much confirmed to go on sale during the Prime Day sale event on August 6-7.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.
Google Pixel 4a is poised to launch today as the search giant’s latest affordable smartphone. The phone was also speculated to debut at Google I/O in May — just like how it brought the Pixel 3a series at its last year’s convention during the same month. However, Google cancelled this year’s I/O developer conference due to COVID-19 and thus delayed the launch of its new Pixel phone.
Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks with ByteDance to acquire the US arm of its popular short-form video sharing app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.
Realme 5 Pro, Realme 5, Realme 5s, and Realme 5i have got the latest July 2020 update as per the community pages for each phone. The Realme 5 series gets the July 2020 security patch, along with some new features and bug fixes.
Netflix now allows Android users to change playback speed, with the option to pick a speed between 0.5x (50 percent slower) and 1.5x (50 percent faster) in increments of 0.25. Netflix will soon begin testing it on iOS and the website.
Flipkart has partnered with Citibank and ICICI Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount on purchases during the sale. Phones like the iPhone XR, Oppo Reno 2F, iPhone SE, and Redmi K20 Pro will be available with price discounts and deals.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to give ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of its popular short-form video sharing app TikTok to Microsoft, revealed sources.
President Donald Trump will take action shortly on Chinese software companies that are feeding data directly to the Beijing government, posing a risk to US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Money Heist season 5 will be the Spanish series’ final season, Netflix revealed as it confirmed the show’s return. Additionally, Netflix announced two new cast members in Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Patrick Criado. Production on Money Heist season 5 begins August 3.
TikTok owner ByteDance has accused Facebook of plagiarism as it talked about “complex and unimaginable difficulties” it faced while growing into a global brand, in a statement.
Facebook condemned what it called an "extreme" ruling by a Brazilian Supreme Court judge ordering it to block the accounts of 12 high-profile allies of President Jair Bolsonaro, and vowed to appeal.
Amazfit Powerbuds true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds will go on sale in India on August 6 at a price of Rs. 6,999. The earbuds come equipped with a heart rate monitor, and are claimed to deliver up to eight hours of playtime. The earbuds have IP55 dust and water resistance rating.
Nokia C3 was spotted on Geekbench and seems to be the company’s next smartphone in its budget friendly range. The listing has the name HMD Global Nokia C3 and shows some entry-level scores and specifications.
Google Pixel 4a is expected to have a single 12.2-megapixel dual pixel phase detection rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and 77 degree field of view. Up front, the selfie camera cut out may house a 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84 degree field of view.
Sony is expected to launch the WH-1000XM4 headphones soon, as a leaked promo video gives us a fair amount of detail on the new headphones, including the design and some key features.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add support for cross-platform multiplayer later in 2020, allowing those on Xbox One and Windows PC to play with each other. Mouse and keyboard support is coming to the entire classic Halo collection on the Xbox One as well.
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
Graphic designers try to imagine what OnePlus’ upcoming budget phones would look like. Two upcoming models rumoured to launch soon, could have a OnePlus Nord-like design, with fewer cameras and a 600-series 5G SoC.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3’s user manual has reportedly been leaked by a known tipster. The upcoming smartwatch is said to come in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, and the user manual reportedly confirms the same.
Beyond Good & Evil — Ubisoft’s cult classic video game about a photojournalist who uncovers a planet-wide conspiracy — is in “early development” to become a Netflix movie. Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman is set to helm the Beyond Good & Evil movie.
Mozilla Firefox ranked third behind Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome last month, according to third-party numbers from NetMarketShare. While Chrome continued to rule with the lion’s share of usage, Mozilla Firefox slipped down a place to come behind Microsoft Edge in terms of market share.
Realme V5 is priced in China at CNY 1,399 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. There is also an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model priced at CNY 1,899. The sale of the device will begin on August 7, and pre-booking has already begun.
OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 10.3.5 for OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 users, which will make them compatible with OnePlus Buds.
The Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone has passed the FCC certification. The listing also reveals that the smartphone with model number XT2087-1 will come equipped with a battery with the MG50 model number. As per Danish certification database, this battery model is said to have a 4,700mAh rated capacity.
iQoo 5 is said to launch this month, as per a post by a known tipster on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo. It looks like iQoo has decided to skip the iQoo 4 series of smartphones – like many Chinese companies – after iQoo 3 series that launched in India earlier this year.
The case render leak includes a leather cover, S-View flip cover, and the plain flip cover. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 both have a hole-punch display with the cut out placed in the top centre of the screen.
JBL has launched the Tune 225TWS true wireless earphones in India, priced at Rs. 8,499. The new earphones feature an outer-ear fit and promise up to 25 hours of battery life between the earphones and the charging case.
Microsoft has announced that it will end Cortana voice assistant support for Android, iOS, and a few other platforms in early 2021. It also said that the support for Cortana service integration in the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker will be dropped in January 2021.
Philips has expanded its audio portfolio in India with four new products. They include the TAT4205BK true wireless earbuds, TAN2215BK neckband style headphones, HTL4080 wireless soundbar, and HTL1045 soudbar. They will go on sale in India as part of Amazon Prime Day Sale. The wireless headphones come with water resistance and impressive playtime.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Samsung Galaxy A50 are the latest phones from the South Korean giant to get the August 2020 security patch update. The firmware is initially only being released to select countries but will soon be available to Samsung Galaxy users in other parts of the world as well. In its usual style, Samsung is rolling out the security update in batches.
Zoom will shift to a partner-only model in China from August 23, suspending direct sales to all customers in the region.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is set to launch on August 5 and a new leak suggests the phones may be tipped to come with a technology called Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) for transfer of files at really high speed.
Microsoft’s talks to buy the US operations of TikTok provoked an outcry on Chinese social media as well as drew criticism from prominent ByteDance investor, Fred Hu.
Xiaomi Vice President Lu Weibing shared a post on Weibo announcing a virtual event on August 11 to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary, where it’s expected to launch multiple new products like the Mi 10 Pro Plus. It will be a virtual event where co-founder of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, will give a speech talking about the past, present, and future of the company.
Amazon Prime Day sale will see up to Rs. 4,000 on OnePlus devices whereas Xiaomi devices will see a price cut of up to Rs. 7,000 during the sale. Samsung’s affordable Galaxy M series phones will be listed with up to six months no-cost EMI, and there’s going to be up to Rs. 25,000 off on flagship Samsung devices with additional exchange offers of up to Rs. 4,000.
The gameplay trailer for FIFA 21 will be released Tuesday, publisher EA Sports has announced, (hopefully) giving us our first proper look at new gameplay features.
Singapore researchers have developed "electronic skin" capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain
OnePlus has confirmed that it will launch the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 on August 10 at 2pm in China.
Vivo S7 is priced starting at CNY 2,798. The phone comes in multiple colour options – Moonlight White, Jazz Black, and Monet. It will go on sale from August 8 in China, and pre-orders will begin tonight.
The founder of ByteDance, which owns social media giant TikTok, said Monday his teams were working around-the-clock "for the best outcome" as talks on the sale of its US operation to Microsoft continue, Chinese media reported.
Realme has rolled out a new software update for the Realme X50 Pro that brings bug fixes along with the July 2020 Android Security patch.
Google Pixel 4a has been launched as the company’s latest affordable Pixel phone. The new smartphone comes as a watered down variant of the Pixel 4 and is the successor to the Pixel 3a.
Google’s new extension for Chrome called Ads Transparency Spotlight aims to give users better insights over how they’re being targeted by advertisers, by displaying information about ads such as how many are there on a given page, the ad providers responsible for the ads, and why the particular ads are being shown to users.
South Korean giant Samsung is rolling out the August 2020 security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. The update currently only available in some European countries right now, but will soon be rolled out across the globe.
Redmi 9 Prime will launch in India today, August 4, at 12pm (noon). The company has been teasing the phone for several days now and will finally unveil it tomorrow through a livestream. The specifications for the phone are unclear as of now as the company has not confirmed anything other than the presence of a full-HD display.
Realme Narzo 10 and Realme Smart TV will go on sale in India. Both the devices will be available on Flipkart and Realme website at 12pm. While the phone will be available in That Blue, That Green, and That White colours, the Realme Smart TV will be available in 32-inch and 43-inch size variants.
Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co Ltd, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its patents.
China will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese technology company and is able to respond to Washington's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok's US operations to Microsoft, the China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday.
Google will invest $450 million (roughly Rs. 3,384 crores) in ADT in exchange for newly created Class B shares that come with no votes in company elections, appointments, or removal of directors. It's stake amounts to about 6.6 percent of the company.
Nokia C3 has been launched in China as the latest entrant in the brand’s budget friendly C series. It comes with a relatively older design aesthetic with thick bezels, especially on the top and bottom. It is powered by an octa-core processor and comes with a single camera on the back.
The official PS4 controller — the DualShock 4 — won’t work with PS5 games, Sony has announced. Instead, the DualShock 4 will work on the PS5 with “supported PS4 games”. Meanwhile, all official Xbox One controllers will work on the Xbox Series X.
OnePlus said that open sale of the OnePlus Nord will now be conducted on August 6 i.e. Thursday at 12am (midnight). Some pre-booked customers, who were promised dispatch on August 4, may also see some delay in shipping. These affected customers will be eligible to get one-year warranty extension against the user’s IMEI.
Facebook has leased all the office space at the landmark Farley Building, a 1912 Beaux Arts former post office in Manhattan, in a deal that marks a major expansion of the company's business operations in the city.
Moto E7 Plus has been spotted on Geekbench, offering some expected specifications details on the upcoming Motorola offering. The Moto E7 Plus may come with 4GB of RAM, which is double the expected memory of the regular Moto E7.
Google Pixel 4a was unveiled on Monday as the latest Pixel phone. The Pixel 4a India launch is set for October. However, it is already available for pre-orders in the US, with its sale scheduled for August 20.
Chinese tech company ByteDance said on Monday it was considering moving the headquarters of its TikTok video sharing platform overseas, following a British media report that the unit could relocate to London.
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday denied a media report that it is considering buying a small stake in SoftBank Group Corp's chip company Arm Holdings.
WhatsApp’s new Search the Web feature will allow users to check, with just a tap, the authenticity of a forwarded message and if it has been debunked on the Internet. This new feature by the Facebook-owned company will help keep a check on misinformation.
US President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. government should get a "substantial portion" of the sales price of the U.S. operations of popular short-video app TikTok and warned he will ban the service in the United States on Sept. 15 without a sale.
Spider-Man will be part of the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers, but only on PS4 and PS5, developer Crystal Dynamics has announced. As you can expect, this hasn’t gone down well with most of the fandom, who are upset with Sony.
Apple will reportedly first launch two 6.1-inch iPhone models initially and then later introduce the small 5.4-inch iPhone model and the large 6.7-inch iPhone. The report says that shipment of components for the 6.1-inch devices have already kicked off, whereas the other two devices will see shipment kick-off in late August.
Motorola Razr 5G live images have been leaked and they show a redesigned smartphone with newer chin as well as rounded edges. The camera module has got a facelift and there is no fingerprint sensor on the phone. It suggests that the company may have opted for an in-display sensor.
Redmi 9 Prime has been unveiled as Xiaomi’s latest affordable smartphone. The new offering comes with the same set of specifications as Redmi 9 that was launched in Spain in June.
Oppo K7 5G smartphone has been silently launched in China as the company’s first K series phone to support 5G. It is a successor to the Oppo K5 that was launched in October last year. The Oppo K7 comes with a quad rear camera setup and fast charging support.
iQoo has officially revealed that it will be launching the iQoo 5 series smartphones on August 17, at 2:30pm China time. It’s unclear how many models will be launching but one of them is sure to have 120W fast charging, going by the teasers on Weibo.
Sony has launched the flagship WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones with active noise cancellation in India. The earphones are priced at Rs. 19,990, and go on sale on August 6.
Lava Z66 comes in three colour options – Marine Blue, Berry Red, and Midnight Blue options. The phone has 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. It packs a 3,950mAh battery and has a 2.5D curved screen.
Sony on Tuesday reported a 1.1 percent decline in first-quarter operating profit, much milder than market estimates as its gaming business thrived while consumers locked down at home looked for entertainment and downloaded more games. The electronics and entertainment firm posted April-June profit of JPY 228.4 billion ($2.15 billion), versus JPY 230.9 billion a year prior.
PlayStation digital sales grew nearly 83 percent year-on-year in this past lockdown-hit quarter, bringing in over JPY 394 billion. More than 112 million PS4 consoles have been sold worldwide and PlayStation Plus is now up to nearly 45 million members.
Microsoft has announced a revamped Microsoft Store on Xbox which is said to be faster, safer, and easier to use. Microsoft says it has rebuilt the store experience from the ground up making it more than twice as fast as the previous store. The intuitive experience makes it easier to navigate and find what you’re looking for.
Samsung Galaxy M51 may just have received US FCC certification, with the regulator listing a Samsung smartphone with model number SM-M515F. The US FCC listing tips a few specifications.
Airtel Digital TV customers who have an Airtel Xstream Fiber connection can now upgrade to Xstream Box at a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500.
Google Home smart speaker is reported to have accidentally been listening in for critical sounds, even without the usage of the trigger word that is required to activate it.
Smartwatch maker Garmin paid a multi-million dollar ransom to hackers who encrypted its data, according to a report. This news comes almost two weeks after Garmin was the victim of a ransomware attack that affected its devices globally.
Twitter users earlier today briefly faced issues on the official website and mobile apps that reportedly caused trouble when tweeting or retweeting.
Realme X2 Pro and Realme 6 have started receiving July 2020 updates that bring along the latest Android security patch as well fixes in system, camera and bluetooth in both the smartphones. The update is being rolled out in phases.
Google Cloud unit is poised for a surge in fourth-quarter sales from U.S. retailers, as they brace for record online shopping during the holidays because of COVID-19 lockdowns.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese owned short-video app TikTok.
Acer Swift 3 thin and light laptop has been launched in India. It is a part of Intel’s Project Athena programme that promises that the laptop has passed rigorous testing and will offer consistent and satisfying PC experience.
ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok's situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad.
Sony Bravia X7400H 4K UHD TV has silently been launched as the company’s latest Android TV in India. The new smart TV is powered by Sony’s X1 processor and comes preloaded with 4K X Reality Pro feature for upscaling content.
Britain's competition regulator on Tuesday cleared Amazon's purchase of a 16% stake in online delivery group Deliveroo, following a provisional nod in June.
The entire range of Hisense TVs will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, TataCliq, and Reliance Digital. Sale of these television sets will begin from August 6. Apart from these six new TV sets, Hisense also looks to launch three other SKUs including the 65-inch QLED, 58-inch UHD and 70-inch UHD TV soon.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G’s latest renders posted by known tipster show the phone’s overall design. The renders show hole-punch display design as well as both rumoured colours in which the phone is expected to debut at Galaxy Unpacked event.
Snapchat has reportedly started testing a new feature that will let you add music to the videos you record and send. The new feature, announced on Monday, makes Snapchat the latest social media platform to compete with TikTok.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is probing Twitter for alleged violations of a law that prevents the social network from using personal data provided for security purposes to target ads, the company disclosed on Monday.
Realme X3 Pro may just have received a TUV Rheinland certification. The phone with RMX2170 model number is seen sporting a dual-cell battery, and is speculated to be the Realme X3 Pro.
Oppo Reno 4 Pro is all set to go on sale in India today. The phone will be available through various offline and online retailers. The list includes Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm Mall, Tata Cliq, Reliance Digital, Croma, Sangeetha, and Poorvika, among others.
Realme C11 is set to go on sale in India today. The budget-friendly device will be available for purchase via Flipkart and Realme.com, and its price in India is listed at Rs. 7,499.
Apple on Tuesday said Phil Schiller, one of its most publicly visible executives, is leaving his post as senior vice president of worldwide marketing to become an "Apple Fellow" but will retain leadership of the App Store.
SpaceX on Tuesday successfully completed a flight of less than a minute of the largest prototype ever tested of the future rocket Starship, which the company hopes to use one day to colonise Mars.
Poco may soon come out with a new mid-tier smartphone that will rival the OnePlus Nord, according to a tweet by the company’s product marketing manager Angus Kai Ho Ng. The tweet simply asks fans if they would go for the OnePlus Nord or wait for a new Poco smartphone.
The two NASA astronauts brought back to Earth on Sunday said they felt they were inside the belly of a beast as it careened into the atmosphere at 17,500 mph.
OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 10.3.4 update for OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 handsets in India and other global markets. Rolled out in stages to select users, the latest update brings in support for the newly launched OnePlus Buds — the brand’s first true wireless earphones. It also adds the July 2020 security patch, among several other changes.
Apple has updated its 27-inch iMac with a fresh list of specifications. This includes 10th-generation Intel Core processors, newer AMD graphics, and 1080p FaceTime HD webcam, among others. Apple has also brought SSDs as standard to its 21.5-inch iMac and announced a minor spec bump for its iMac Pro, with 10-core Intel processors.
European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google's plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit.
OxygenOS 11 final developer’s preview will release on August 10. Pete Lau said that after sufficient testing and ironing out bugs, the open beta will roll out for all users to try. Lau doesn’t offer any tangible timeline for the open beta rollout, but this means that we’re not so far away from the OxygenOS 11 stable rollout. Just like Hydrogen OS 11, OxygenOS 11 will also be based on Android 11.
Apple has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day.
Realme C15 has been spotted on the company’s India support page hinting that it could be launched in the country soon.
FIFA 21 gameplay trailer is here. It reveals the introduction of “Rewind” and details “Competitor Mode”, “Agile Dribbling”, “Creative Runs”, and “Positioning Awareness” among a lot more.
Amazon.com has started preparations to launch in Sweden, marking its first step to establish a local presence in a Nordic country.
Nearby Share file sharing platform for Android smartphones has finally been launched. It allows any two Android phones, running Android 6.0 or above, to quickly share files between each other.
Mi TV Stick by Xiaomi has been launched in India today, August 5, after its debut in Europe in July. It aims to compete with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and offers the same functionality allowing users to stream content from Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, and others directly on the TV.
Realme 6 Pro new colour option has a lightning-shaped back panel gradient finish. The Red colour is seen in different hues on the back. The new Lightning Red colour version will go on sale during the Flipkart Big Saving Days at midnight.
Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service will leave preview and be available for Android devices in 22 markets on September 15. It will be accessible via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the company's video game subscription service.
Disney will launch a new general entertainment streaming service with the Star brand name in 2021. It is likely part of Disney+ Hotstar in India, as Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it will be “fully integrated” into Disney+ in many markets.
A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.
Oppo Kash, a financial services app that the Chinese company, best known in India for its smartphones, launched here earlier this year, asks users for root access on their Android phones that will give it complete control of the devices, a security researcher has claimed.
Files by Google has a new feature called Safe Folder, which lets users keep private files locked in a separate folder in the app. The folder is PIN-protected.
Mulan is now headed to Disney+ on September 4. India (Disney+ Hotstar) is not part of the roll-out, and that’s because Mulan will be available for rent on Disney+ at a premium price of $30 in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe.
Jio has revised its international subscriber dialling (ISD) and international roaming (IR) prepaid recharge vouchers with reduced benefits. The latest revision, which apparently took place just a few days back, has impacted Jio’s Rs. 501 ISD recharge voucher as well as the Rs. 1,101 and Rs. 1,201 IR packs.
Milagrow iMap Max is priced at Rs. 99,990, including the water tank. The Milagrow iMap 10.0 is priced a little less at Rs. 89,990, whereas the Milagrow Seagull is priced only at Rs. 20,000 in India.
PUBG Mobile has got its first upgradable outfit called the Golden Pharoah X-Suit. It has three appearances starting with the basic, followed by the advanced form, on to the final form. It can be upgraded using specific tokens.
AMD 3015e and 3020e processors has been silently added to its range of low-end offerings. Both new processors are based on the company’s existing Zen architecture and have a default thermal design point (TDP) of 6W. The AMD 3015e and 3020e also include Radeon Vega 3 graphics, which are aimed at affordable laptops.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is listed on Geekbench with model number SM-A426B. The listing mentions the motherboard with codename ‘lito’, which is associated with both the Snapdragon 765 SoC and the Snapdragon 690 SoC. However, tipster Abhishek Yadav notes that the GPU is listed to Adreno 619, which is associated with the latter.
Google Assistant is getting a host of new and useful feature that aims to make the life of students and their family easier amidst these uncertain times. These new features include Google Family Bell that is a new alarm-like feature to help families manage school from home.
Disney+ Hotstar has begun rolling out support for 4K UHD resolution and HDR video, with select few Disney+ originals. 4K HDR is available on Android TV and Apple TV as yet. HDR10 is currently the only supported HDR format, but Dolby Vision will be available too.
OnePlus Nord will be up for grabs in India starting midnight tonight (12am IST, August 6). It will be an open sale. Launched only a few weeks ago, the OnePlus Nord can be purchased through Amazon.in, OnePlus.in, and retail OnePlus Experience Stores.
India has banned some mobile apps of Chinese companies such as Xiaomi Corp and Baidu, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday, in New Delhi's latest move to hit Chinese companies following a border clash between the neighbours.
Zoom has introduced a host of new features with its latest version 5.2 update. It brings additional filters, the ability to adjust lighting, new reactions, and noise cancellation features. There’s also a new feature that lets you overlay your video over presentations to make it look more professional and modern.
Google Play Music will stop functioning for users in India and many other markets around the world starting October, the company has announced. The Google Play Music users will still get till December to transfer their content to YouTube Music.
China's biggest video game and social media company Tencent Holdings is driving a merger of Twitch-like game streaming platforms Douyu and Huya, as it seeks to consolidate its dominance in the industry.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series launch is taking place today. The South Korean giant is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra alongside the Galaxy Tab S7 series as well as Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch 3.
The founder of China's largest chipmaker SMIC said on Tuesday he was "optimistic" China could catch up with the United States in the next generation of semiconductors but that U.S. efforts to contain its technology sector could not be taken "lightly".
LG Q92 is listed on Geekbench with the model number LGE LM-Q920N.
During the sale, Redmi Power Bank will be priced at Rs. 699 (Rs. 100 discount) and the Redmi Earbuds S will be listed at a discounted price of Rs. 1,599. Xiaomi says the price cuts are exclusive for Gold, Platinum and Diamond Mi VIP Club members. This means that the Redmi K20 Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option will be available for Rs. 22,999 for these members only.
Kodak has announced its 7XPRO series of Android TV models and a new addition to its CA series. The 7XPRO series has six TV models while the CA series gets a 75-inch screen size model adding to the ones that were previously released in March.
Realme Watch and Realme Band have got new software updates that bring new watchface options to the two wearable devices. The Realme Link App has also been updated.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have been unveiled as the latest flagship models in the company’s Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note 20 in the series has 8GB RAM, whereas the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with 12GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has been unveiled by the company at its Galaxy Unpacked event. It comes in two sizes namely 41mm and 45mm, each with LTE and Wi-Fi models. They also have MIL-STD-810G certification and water resistance.
Samsung’s much rumoured bean-shaped true wireless earphones, the Galaxy Buds Live, have been launched. Priced at TKTKT, the true wireless earphones feature active noise cancellation and app-based customisation.
Redmi 9 Prime is set go on sale for the first time in India today as a part of a special early access sale, August 6, at 10am via Amazon.