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But then developer Hi-Rez went and announced Paladins: Battlegrounds (or PBG , for short), a Battle Royale game mode for 100 players that takes place on an island onto which you are dropped. But he goes on to say that "we made a decision to keep champion abilities, keep team-play, keep items rather than weapons", and that those are "all Paladins features".
  • Cord-cutting Households to Get Wi-Fi Speed Boosts With 802.11ax

    Cord-cutting Households to Get Wi-Fi Speed Boosts With 802.11ax

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    And while Intel's Wi-Fi chips are used in Arris routers - which are used by Comcast, so they're inherently pretty popular - Intel isn't almost as big in the connectivity space as some of the other chip companies, so this availability isn't necessarily going to be what gets the ball rolling.
  • CES 2018: Vivo showcases first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone

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    Synaptics has first revealed this technology in December 2017 and the news had sparked speculation as to which smartphones would sport this particular technology. The recent fingerprint scanning technology aims to offer users a better and a more convenient way in terms of fingerprint authentication experiences.
  • Newcastle icon Beardsley takes leave of absence

    Newcastle icon Beardsley takes leave of absence

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    The former England worldwide met Lee Charnley , Newcastle's managing director, and Steve Swinyard , the head of safeguarding, at St James' Park yesterday to discuss the accusations that have been made against him by a number of the club's young players.
  • JBL Everest headphones, earbuds have Google Assistant built

    JBL Everest headphones, earbuds have Google Assistant built

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    Having said that, Harman and JBL had plenty to announce at CES, Harman announced its autonomous concept vehicle, new audio platform, and its next-gen ignite platform for Auto Makers. There are three versions of the JBL Everest: On-ear, in-ear, and around ear designs. As previously mentioned, there are three models. You can access these features by touching over the sensors on the headphones ear cups.
  • TCL Alto Is the First Roku-Equipped Speaker Line

    TCL Alto Is the First Roku-Equipped Speaker Line

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    In addition to the soundbar's launch, TCL said it also will update its Roku TVs in 2018 to include Roku's new voice assistant, the Roku Entertainment Assistant. This means that you can tell the TCL Roku Smart Sound Bar to turn on the TV and on the TV will turn, regardless of what kind of TV you have. Both lines will feature Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant, and will work with the Roku Smart Soundbar.
  • CES 2018: Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga

    CES 2018: Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga

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    The ports in the device include two USB 3.0 and two Intel Thunderbolt 3 . ThinkPad T Series includes the T480s, T480 and the T580, which will hit the market by the mid-January at a starting price of $989 (approx Rs 62,954) for T480, $1,269 (approx Rs 80,778) for T480s and $1,079 (approx Rs 68,683) for T580.
  • CES 2018: ASUS Announces the ROG Spotlight

    CES 2018: ASUS Announces the ROG Spotlight

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    The ROG Strix GL12 is a gaming PC built around Intel's latest 8th-gen processors, with the rig being capable of taking a Core-i7 8700/8700K (six-core with Turbo up to 4.8GHz), or a Core i5-8400 CPU. The lighting can be controlled with ASUS Aura Sync, which allows synchronized lighting on compatible devices such as keyboards, mice, and headphones.
  • ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

    ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

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    ASUS Malaysia will announce the winners on 23 January 2018 (Tuesday) on both social platforms so do keep an eye out. The battery was the talk of the release as the Zenfone Max Plus features a 4,130mAh battery which Asus says gives up to 21 hours of wi-fi web browsing or up to 13 hours of video playback.
  • Luxury Car Sales figures of 2017

    Luxury Car Sales figures of 2017

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    Its volumes increased by 15.9 per cent and clocked highest ever yearly sales. "We are in particular very satisfied with the strong growth in volumes in the C-Class, E-Class and the SUV segment which remains the mainstay of our portfolio", he said.
  • BlackBerry Motion hits the USA as Keyone get a Bronze Edition

    BlackBerry Motion hits the USA as Keyone get a Bronze Edition

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    The BlackBerry Motion has been available in Europe and Canada previously and now the handset is coming to the US. The Bronze Edition will now have dual-SIM support and will roll out just before Q1 is over. Like the Black Edition of the keyboard-toting handset, the Bronze Edition comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, up from the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on the standard KeyOne .
  • Million PlayStation 4's Were Sold Over Christmas

    Million PlayStation 4's Were Sold Over Christmas

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    That's up almost 10% over last year's holiday period (50.4 million), and brings the total number of PS4 games sold to over 645 million. While last year, the trailer of CES was focused on games already released such as The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End , this year Sony seems to have changed its approach, focusing on the upcoming products.
  • Meltdown and Spectre: Microsoft's bug fix reportedly crocking AMD PCs

    Meltdown and Spectre: Microsoft's bug fix reportedly crocking AMD PCs

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    After Microsoft recently confirmed that it is mitigating the Meltdown vulnerability with automatic updates, reports have fallen in that Microsoft's fix for the bug, may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. Users took to the company's support forums en masse, with the bulk of complaints coming from users with Windows machines running on AMD chips. Google's Project Zero says it developed proof-of-concept exploits for the chipset flaws and reported them to Intel, AMD and ARM on June 1, 2017.
  • Here's how January looks for Assassin's Creed Origins

    Here's how January looks for Assassin's Creed Origins

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    The new expansion, The Hidden Ones , opens a new region to explore and includes a vast story that is centred around Bayek and the Assassins clashing with the Romans. There are also players who are not quite ready to leave ancient Egypt just yet even though they have already finished the game, and they would like to have more reasons to hang around.
  • Go Install The Apple Updates For The Specter Vulnerability Right Now

    Go Install The Apple Updates For The Specter Vulnerability Right Now

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    Apple described the Meltdown approach as being able to read OS kernel memory, adding that it "has the most potential to be exploited". Meltdown was the most urgent and easily patchable of the flaws, but other vulnerabilities have typically required patches at the processor and software level.
  • Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries

    Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite doesn't bother with batteries

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    Ring's Stick Up Cam 2 is a next-gen version of the original Stick Up Cam , but offers 1080p HD live streaming. Ring's Stick Up Cam Elite and second-generation Stick Up Cam come with a redesigned look, with the Elite model capable of being powered by over Ethernet or a wall outlet.
  • PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One

    PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One

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    While the gameplay changes are always important to take note of in any patch, the bugfixe that "Addressed a number of known crashes" is the change that most players will be looking forward to. "Given the complexity of some of the crashes that have been logged, we know there is still work remaining in order for us to reproduce and address all remaining issues", community coordinator Hawkinz said in a forum post .
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ specs leaked

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    According to sources familiar with Samsung's plans, the Galaxy S9 may make its first public appearance during the CES, which starts from January 9, 2018. The Samsung Galaxy S9 will only become available in two storage options. Previously, a report mentions that smaller Galaxy S9 will come with an integrated iris scanner in the front camera, while for the Galaxy S9+, there would be a separate iris scanner and front-facing camera.
  • Expensive Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Smartphone Launched in Europe

    Expensive Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Smartphone Launched in Europe

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    As per the Amazon listing , the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime will sport a 5.5-inch FHD screen in a full metal unibody design. The Galaxy S8 redefined the design of smartphones in 2017 moving to a near bezel-less display. Samsung's off to a sexy start in 2018 with the launch of a pair of brand new premium mid-range handsets that have a lot of things in common with the company's flagships, and even improves on some of their weaknesses.
  • Pyeongchang Olympics 'already target of hackers'

    Pyeongchang Olympics 'already target of hackers'

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    Despite some evidence about how the attacks took place, researchers haven't been able to identify the perpetrator, however, they noted that whoever is behind the campaign must be fluent in the Korean language. The attack used an in-memory implant using Powershell with obfuscation to avoid detection - an increasingly popular method of fileless assault. This second script establishes a link to a server in the Czech Republic, which gives the attackers the ability to execute commands remotely on ...
  • Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution: 'Fixing' Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution: 'Fixing' Facebook

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    In past years, his New Year's resolutions have included learning Mandarin, reading two books a month and travelling to U.S. states he had not yet visited. Mark Zuckerberg says his " personal challenge " for 2018 is to fix Facebook. "We won't prevent all mistakes or abuse, but we now make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools", Zuckerberg said.
  • CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built

    CES 2018: Samsung's new smart refrigerator has AKG speakers built

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    The new Family Hub works with the SmartThings ecosystem, allowing users to control and monitor their connected home from the Family Hub screen. Bixby was previously added to Family Hub, but it only handled basic voice commands. And a new Deals app "gives users the ability to find great bargains and save them directly to the Shopping List or loyalty card". Thanks to the likes of Samsung for coming up with smart products that can make our everyday lives easier.
  • Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset

    Oculus taps Xiaomi to make its first standalone VR headset

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    In fact, the Go and Mi VR Standalone look almost identical save for the logos and slightly different shades of gray. Facebook was on the stage during Qualcomm's CES 2018 press conference, announcing that the new Oculus Go , a standalone VR headset that is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor, and built by Chinese giant Xiaomi .
  • Free Christmas tree recycling service in Lompoc

    Free Christmas tree recycling service in Lompoc

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    Don't let your tree be part of the enormous amount of yard waste created if these trees are not reused or mulched. At our chipper mulch site at the Liberty County Health Department at the corner of Highway 84 and Patriot's Trail in Flemington/Hinesville, we will have our annual chipping day from 9 a.m.
  • Georgia or Alabama will add to SEC's already impressive national title collection

    Georgia or Alabama will add to SEC's already impressive national title collection

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    Imitation remains unbeaten as the sincerest form of rat poison. Smart's departure was not easy on Saban or Alabama , and now in just his second season leading the Bulldogs , Smart has the unenviable task of not only trying to win the school's first title in almost 40 years, but also trying to knock off his mentor, who just happens to be the greatest modern-day coach in the NCAA.
  • Samsung projects record $14.1B profit in fourth quarter

    Samsung projects record $14.1B profit in fourth quarter

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    The Korean electronics giant said Monday it expects to record an operating profit of 15.1 trillion won ($14.1 billion) for the three-month period ended December 31, a 63 percent year-over-year increase. Average prices of server DRAM and mobile DRAM surged 45 percent and 20 percent respectively over 2017, with further gains expected in the first quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, part of research provider TrendForce.
  • Nintendo Switch sales overtake Wii U in Japan

    Nintendo Switch sales overtake Wii U in Japan

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    Joe skrebels is IGN's UK News Editor, and he thinks it should be illegal for Nintendo not to release all the best Wii U games on Switch now. Another interesting tidbit is that the Switch sold 115,255 units in the week of December 25th while the Wii U just sold 69 units in the same period.
  • Facebook Kills Its Experimental Smart Assistant Inside Messenger

    Facebook Kills Its Experimental Smart Assistant Inside Messenger

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    Since the product only appeared in your direct messages with other Facebook users and didn't have any of the now-typical aspects of a virtual assistant like voice commands or IoT integration, most users probably thought M's notifications were just a new feature of the messenger app.
  • Monster Hunter World Third PS4 Beta Pre-Load Times, Rewards Detailed

    Monster Hunter World Third PS4 Beta Pre-Load Times, Rewards Detailed

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    The games have always been impressive in scope if perhaps a step behind in the visuals department from time to time. However, it should be here that Monster Hunter: World gets its context in terms of why your characters are hunting monsters and what the overall point of it all is.
  • Showtime Live-Action Halo Series is Still in Development

    Showtime Live-Action Halo Series is Still in Development

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    Microsoft is introducing their latest XBox One gaming console, and smack dab in the middle of their already huge presentation, they drop a nuclear weapon on nerds everywhere: Steven Spielberg is developing a live-action Halo series. Aside from these brief update, we haven't heard anything else regarding the Halo TV series. Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is still attached as an executive producer, and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was rumored to be a director for the show.
  • Hundreds of Free Google Bicycles Stolen from Its Campus Every Week

    Hundreds of Free Google Bicycles Stolen from Its Campus Every Week

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    Google is well-known for offering free bikes on campus to help its employees get around, but those bikes frequently don't stay on campus. According to comments to the Journal from Mountain View residents, the deeper issue may be mixed feelings about the corporate giant.
  • Sennheiser Unveils the HD 820 and CX 6.00BT at CES 2018

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

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    The company says its curved "glass transducer cover" minimizes resonance and "ensures an incredibly realistic and natural sound field". The product doesn't come cheap, though: the Sennheiser HD 820 will be available this summer for $2,399.95 Dollars.
  • AMD's Second Generation Ryzen CPU Arriving In April

    AMD's Second Generation Ryzen CPU Arriving In April

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    Let's start with the stuff we were expecting first. AMD is introducing the Ryzen 3 2200U and the Ryzen 3 2300U, which should appear in less expensive systems. All these processors have a TDP of 15W. By the middle of the year, AMD should have an integrated GPU part to compete with nearly every one of Intel's processors, opening up the corporate and mainstream desktop market to the company, as well as laptop markets.
  • President Trump seeks to expand underwater drilling in California waters

    President Trump seeks to expand underwater drilling in California waters

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    Jerry Brown, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vowed to "do whatever it takes to stop this reckless, shortsighted action". "They belong to all Americans and the public wants them preserved and protected, not sold off to multinational oil companies", said a statement signed by leaders of the Sierra Club , Natural Resources Defense Council, League of Conservation Voters and other environmental groups.
  • IOS 11.2.2 Update is Released With Spectre Security Fix

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    Apple noted that Meltdown has more potential to be used as an exploit, and that Spectre was a much harder vulnerability to take advantage of. However, Apple assured users by saying that there are "no known exploits" that can actually impact users at this time.
  • Jaguar Land Rover reports record annual sales

    Jaguar Land Rover reports record annual sales

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    It labels the launch of the F-Pace and the new XF Sportbrake as key contributors to the change. The company said Jaguar sold 178,601 cars, up 20% on the year before, while Land Rover sales rose 2% to 442,508. China was the company's largest sales region in 2017 with annual sales of 146,399, up 23 per cent year-on-year. Speaking about the performance, Mr.