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Activision Granted a Patent Which Influences Players to Purchase In-Game Items

Activision Granted a Patent Which Influences Players to Purchase In-Game Items Some less-distressing features of the patent also call for tracking player purchases and attaching that data to profiles. In effect, more players could end up buying items to their advantage. Recently there have been worries about loot boxes in games, and the models that might attempt to manipulate users into purchasing them. "I might be paranoid but as soon as I read this I was thinking to my... [Full Article...]

Bring Amazon Alexa into your auto with new Garmin Speak

Bring Amazon Alexa into your auto with new Garmin Speak As Giles Martin, Sonos Sound Experience Leader says, "light's on, mic's on". The company is no longer in the spotlight since consumers' attention switched towards Google Home's and Amazon Echo's voice-controlled speakers. Great, my very first Alexa question was about my least favorite song of all time . The sound of the Sonos One is notably different from the PLAY:1 when you compare the two... [Full Article...]

Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter

Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter Not only that, but the feature also revealed how many pink " mini cupcakes " in equivalent calories they would burn. In an apparent effort to encourage people to walk rather than drive, Google Maps started showing alternative walking directions when short driving directions were requested, complete with a note on how many calories you'd burn during the walk. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now out

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now out Several of Microsoft's partners - Acer , Dell , HP and Lenovo - are simultaneously launching their first "Windows Mixed Reality" headsets Tuesday. After that, you can use it to clean install your PC, and the instructions for that are available here . The first always-connected PC with Snapdragon processor is expected to hit the market later this year while not all OEMs will launch the Snap... [Full Article...]

Moto X4 India Launch Now Set for November 13

Moto X4 India Launch Now Set for November 13 We're expecting that the launch might be delayed to due to Amazon's Alexa unavailability in India. The Moto X4 offers a premium design language with all glass and metal unibody solution and other state-of-the-art features like dual rear-facing camera setup with overall improved aesthetics. [Full Article...]

Polestar 1: Sweden's Volvo and China's Geely unveil new electric sports auto

Polestar 1: Sweden's Volvo and China's Geely unveil new electric sports auto In addition, it would have a range of 150kms on pure electric power alone - the longest full electric range of any hybrid vehicle on the market. Interestingly, Volvo says the powertrain is an "electric vehicle supported by an internal-combustion engine", which may mean the electric motor and battery pack take a lead role in the hybrid system. [Full Article...]

Facebook Buys Hit Teen Poll App

Facebook Buys Hit Teen Poll App Tbh has generated more than 1 billion poll answers since its launch this summer, and the app has been downloaded over 5 million times, according to the company. Users can create and send surveys anonymously to their friends with questions like "Best to bring to a party?" or "Could see becoming a poet?" and so on. [Full Article...]

Samsung's Connect Tag tracker lasts one week on a single charge

Samsung's Connect Tag tracker lasts one week on a single charge The Samsung Connect Tag is the first with NB-IOT connectivity , a specially designed cellular standard that uses little energy and can securely connect to the internet. Furthering Samsung's commitment to a seamless IoT experience across devices, the Samsung Connect Tag will be tied to the SmartThings ecosystem, working in conjunction with the user's smart home appliances through Works wit... [Full Article...]

Nintendo is encouraging mature games on the Switch

Nintendo is encouraging mature games on the Switch Nintendo is often synonymous with our childhoods, marking itself as a staple in pop culture with its family friendly cast of characters padded through its world famous first-party exclusives. Atsushi Osanai, a professor at Waseda Business School, feels that Nintendo should be more careful about how it rolls out more mature games for the console, notes Digital Trends. [Full Article...]

Mobile Caps Roaming Data In Mexico And Canada Starting November 12

Mobile Caps Roaming Data In Mexico And Canada Starting November 12 T-Mobile has put the brakes on their popular North America voice and data plan, which offered American customers unlimited LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico. It's not entirely clear what " beyond the intent of the product " means, but it's clear T-Mobile is cracking down on a specific type of customer. The mobile carrier said that it wants to improve and make a decision to "prevent usage beyond ... [Full Article...]

Behold! The Oculus Go - a standalone VR headset that costs $199

Behold! The Oculus Go - a standalone VR headset that costs $199 Wednesday, where he framed the device as an important step towards bringing VR to the masses. Audi is one of the launch partners, which is using Oculus For Business to build VR showrooms where you can configure a auto and actually walk around it before you buy. [Full Article...]

J&K: Top LeT commander Waseem Shah, another militant killed in Pulwama encounter

J&K: Top LeT commander Waseem Shah, another militant killed in Pulwama encounter He had been involved in various attacks on security forces in South Kashmir, police said. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that militant commander Waseem Shah has been killed in the gunfight. Waseem figured in the list of 12 most wanted militants issued by army in June this year. Protesters from the village and adjacent areas gathered in large numbers pelting stones at the forces and shouting ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 Edition with 4.7-inch display launched in India

Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 Edition with 4.7-inch display launched in India The South Korean behemoth, Samsung has launched the new Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) with a revised price. The company hasn't revealed the availability details of the device as of yet. Rear camera: Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with 5-megapixel camera at the rear panel. This news comes from Twitter leaker Ice Universe , who simply says that the "Galaxy S9 will use 3D sensor front camera ". [Full Article...]

South Park: The Fractured But Whole receives Season Pass details

South Park: The Fractured But Whole receives Season Pass details The final scene is essentially the trailer we saw at E3 2016, setting us up for the video game. So, mostly costume packs and slight add-ons, but still pretty ideal for fans of the South Park franchise. Purchased standalone, Danger Deck will cost $5.99. That upgrade is available from the game's release for anyone who buys the pass. It'll be $11.99 when it arrives in 2018. [Full Article...]

ZTE Nubia Z17 miniS with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 653 announced in China

ZTE Nubia Z17 miniS with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 653 announced in China Even though that sound a bit ridiculous, but I guess everyone is entitled to their own perspectives, even if they are irrational. The Nubia Z17S featuring 6 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage is priced at CNY 2,999 (INR 30,000) and the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard flash storage is priced at CNY 3,999 (INR 40,000). [Full Article...]

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android Google Duo's video-calling feature will be integrated into the Phone, Contacts and the Messaging apps on Android system, according to a new post from Google. Earlier this year Google Duo added support for the voice call. "We're working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time", wrote product manager Jan Jedrzejowicz. [Full Article...]

Justice Department latest sanctuary city move on Chicago, Cook County

Justice Department latest sanctuary city move on Chicago, Cook County Similar letters went to Chicago and Cook County where that city is located, Philadelphia and New Orleans telling them they're out of compliance. But the DOJ said in its reply on Wednesday that the city's policy of not informing ICE when an inmate or detainee is released from custody does violate federal law. [Full Article...]

Trump to name new Homeland Security secretary

Trump to name new Homeland Security secretary Nielsen previously worked at a cyber think tank at George Washington University, blocks from the White House , and is considered well-versed in some of the more technical missions at the department, such as sharing cyber threat information with the private sector. [Full Article...]

Teens Get Their Own Amazon Accounts, With Parents' Approval

Teens Get Their Own Amazon Accounts, With Parents' Approval Teens get greater freedom and parents still get itemized notifications of orders. Setting up a teen account on Amazon requires input from the parent. The teen can also include a personalized note like, "this is the book I need for class". The text message also tells parents to reply by typing in the letter "Y" to approve the transaction or to go to their orders page to review the purchase furt... [Full Article...]

This is the Coolest Remote-Controlled Car Ever

This is the Coolest Remote-Controlled Car Ever Mardenborough , 26, sat in the cockpit of a helicopter as he tailed the Nissan GT-R around the home of racing on the Bucks and Northamptonshire border. From the cockpit of a helicopter (not his mom's basement couch), Mardenborough drove this GT-R/C reached a top speed of 131 mph/211 kph, averaging 76 mph/122 kph, and recording a lap time of (1:17:47). [Full Article...]


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