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Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings , but now a forthcoming title has riled up many by incorporating school shootings. So unless the developers take the game down, experts say it's really up to parents to keep it out to the hands of their kids.
  • State of Decay 2 Quickly Breaks 1 Million Players After Release

    State of Decay 2 Quickly Breaks 1 Million Players After Release

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    Microsoft recently announced plans to launch every one of their first party titles on Game Pass same day as release. "Throughout launch, there's been over six million combined hours of State of Decay 2 gameplay, and we've watched almost 3.5M hours of gameplay across Mixer, Twitch and YouTube Gaming from over 41,000 unique broadcasts".
  • Apple to unlock the NFC chips on its iPhones for broader use

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    More specifically, the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the 5s, and the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend. The company has reportedly been talking to transit card maker Cubic for years, as well. Apple has yet to comment on the newly discovered documents. But the company has not said anything publicly about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus being more susceptible to bending, a design issue that seems to have contributed to Touch Disease problems.
  • Amazon Echo secretly sent family's private audio to some random person

    Amazon Echo secretly sent family's private audio to some random person

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    According to the report , the couple came to know about the recording when Danielle's husband's employee called them and informed that he has received audio files for their conversations. Amazon said this was what happened to Danielle , adding: "The subsequent conversation was heard as a "send message" request". And then it apparently also misheard them say to send the recording to this particular person.
  • Men furious over Battlefield V featuring women

    Men furious over Battlefield V featuring women

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    DICE will not be including loot boxes in the game this time around. Squad gameplay will get quite a bit of attention on Battlefield 5. the game will bring many changes to the ways classes function and a bunch of new mechanics. Regardless of whether you agree with Grøndal or not, it cannot be denied that they are eager to allow people of all shapes and sizes a reason to pick up Battlefield 5 this summer and if that's their take, well, we can hardly blame their open-minded perspective.
  • Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Launched

    Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Launched

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    SK Telecom is going to release the Galaxy Wide 3 to its customers tomorrow for 297,000 won which is equivalent to $275. It will be available in two color variants, black and silver. Besides that, the camera also supports Face recognition feature. The new processor enables better 4K video capture at up to 60fps (with clips limited to five minutes each for file size purposes) and footage looks excellent.
  • Far Cry 5 Gets Hours Of Darkness Set In Vietnam With Trailer

    Far Cry 5 Gets Hours Of Darkness Set In Vietnam With Trailer

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    Unlike the main game which takes place in Hope County , Montana, the DLC is a spin-off, taking place in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. In addition, Ubisoft also announced that they would be adding a whole array of "Vietnam-themed" game assets from the DLC to Far Cry 5's Arcade mode today.
  • PayPal to soon integrate with Google services

    PayPal to soon integrate with Google services

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    PayPal gets fully integrated into the Google ecosystem. PayPal this week expanded its relationship with Google to make payments easier among all of the search giant's services, including YouTube , Gmail and the Google Play store, according to a PayPal blog post .
  • Popular British gaming critic 'TotalBiscuit' dies at 33

    Popular British gaming critic 'TotalBiscuit' dies at 33

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    He wrote a long reddit post at the start of May , where he said "I don't have long left", and wrote that his priority from then would be managing the amount of pain he was in. "Don't think it's "weird" that you're feeling sadness over John's passing". One tweeted: "One of the best game reviewers that was". Genna and John met back in 2005 at a video game convention called BlizzCon and they kept in touch over the next two years, before TotalBiscuit moved from the United Kingdom to ...
  • Reboot Your Routers, Right Now — FBI to America

    Reboot Your Routers, Right Now — FBI to America

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    VPNFilter reportedly has at least one component that can not be expunged through a simple reboot, making it easier for the user's device to be re-infected. Officials have reportedly linked the spread of VPNFilter to a group known by the names Apt 28 and Sofacy, which has in turn been connected to the Russian government .
  • PlayStation 5: Why it Will Be All About the Games

    PlayStation 5: Why it Will Be All About the Games

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    A few weeks back PlayStation fans were treated to some information from the official Sony blogcast from chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden. "We're no longer in a time when you can think just about the console or just about the network like they're two different things". Sony may be backing off what has been an aggressive agenda by most virtual MVPDs to sign local stations to retrans deals.
  • Ford Beefs Up 2019 F-150 Raptor

    Ford Beefs Up 2019 F-150 Raptor

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    To enhance Raptor's already proven internal bypass shocks, Ford Performance worked directly with FOX to develop all-new electronically controlled Live Valve technology for the new platform that continuously adjusts damping in real-time. "Not many trucks need sensors to detect when you are midair", said Salenbauch. The system can be activated at speeds from 1-20mph. The shocks automatically adjust went a wheel loses contact, going to full stiffness.
  • Qualcomm Introduces The Snapdragon 710 SoC

    Qualcomm Introduces The Snapdragon 710 SoC

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    The Snapdragon 710 should perform much better compared to the 660 in everyday tasks (20% better is what Qualcomm claims) while at the same time reducing battery consumption. It can also speed up video style transfer and add Augmented Reality (AR) effects to your photos. The new chipset also brings some of the most advanced 4G LTE technologies to the 700-tier, including 4×4 MIMO technology (on up to 2 aggregated carriers) for up to 70% faster download speeds in weak signal conditions, and ...
  • Dark Souls Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Dark Souls Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

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    Online Multiplayer has also been reworked heavily, as it will now support up to six players-that's two more players than the original version. The game is now sitting at "Mixed", with about 67% of users giving it a positive score. Already, the same hacker who infamously found a "softban" exploit in Dark Souls 3 has done the same for Dark Souls Remastered . As you'd expect, there's a substantial performance boost and visual upgrade as part of the package that both versions of the PS4 will ...
  • Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks

    Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks

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    Lenovo-owned Motorola has sent invites for an event on June 6 to the Brazilian media. While the teaser doesn't give away any details about the device, it isn't rocket science to predict what smartphone will launch. Storage will be expandable thanks to a MicroSD card slot. Like before, users get a fingerprint sensor at the front. Both phones come with a nano-coating that makes them resistant to the occasional splash of water, and they're also running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
  • Steam Link won't come to iOS, Apple rejects the app

    Steam Link won't come to iOS, Apple rejects the app

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    However, those pleas went unheeded. Valve is "clearly disappointed" about the decision, as the Steam Link iOS team "spent many hours on this project and the approval process". In the Government and Private Party Requests portion of this most recent document, Apple briefly notes that it, "will report on Government requests to take down Apps from the App Store in instances related to alleged violations of legal and/or policy provisions".
  • Honda turns the Civic Type R into a pick-up

    Honda turns the Civic Type R into a pick-up

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    The result is this one-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept which was presented on Thursday during the SMMT Test Day driving event over in the UK. The Type R truck has been built Synchro Motorsport - the same people behind the Civic Type R tourer - with Alyn Jones from Synchro describing this vehicle as a "fantastic opportunity for the team to show just what their creative minds could do ".
  • First truly full-screen phone set for release in June

    First truly full-screen phone set for release in June

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    Either way, it looks like Vivo is set to release a truly bezel-less phone in June. Interestingly, the company has also showcased a new advertisement in China that highlights the features of the upcoming handset. Earlier it was reported that the smartphone was going to feature a Snapdragon 845 chipset but aside from that there were very little specifications of the device provided.
  • Trump heralds US military in Naval Academy commencement address

    Trump heralds US military in Naval Academy commencement address

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    Trump culminated the section of his address with a simple declaration: "America is back". He also used the speech to highlight his own efforts to boost U.S. Trump spoke to the 2018 graduating class in Annapolis, stressing American military preparedness a day after he canceled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
  • HTC U12 Plus Launch Today

    HTC U12 Plus Launch Today

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    There are a lot of new features added to the device, some of which are pretty new for an HTC flagship. One interesting quirk of the HTC U12+ is that it doesn't feature any physical buttons. The U12 Plus can also record 4K video at 60fps and 1080p slow motion video at 240fps. HTC devices feature some seriously good Audio features, and the U12+ is no exception.
  • 'North Korea Open To US Talks 'Any Time' Despite Trump Axing Summit'

    'North Korea Open To US Talks 'Any Time' Despite Trump Axing Summit'

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    Naval Academy. The official said North Korea had promised "that worldwide experts and officials would be invited to witness and verify" the demolition. had gotten a better reading of North Korea's intentions, especially since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un twice in the past few months".
  • Ferrari SP38 Is The Marque’s Latest One-Off

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    The latest is the SP38, which Ferrari said was "unveiled at Fiorano where, after the ceremonial handover. the auto was immediately put through its paces in a series of hot laps". The radical waistline, with the sheetmetal folding in on itself below the windowline and sweeping up to the rear wheel-arches, both conceals and channels fresh air into the dual intercooler intakes below the rear side windows.
  • Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

    Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store

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    For now, you can rely on the Steam Link device (which is discounted regularly), or use the Android version on Android-enabled devices. It's plausible this functionality ran afoul of Apple's guidelines, which require a 30-percent revenue share for any "in-app purchases".
  • Apple shipped iPhone 6, 6 Plus knowing they would bend

    Apple shipped iPhone 6, 6 Plus knowing they would bend

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    There's been a supremely high demand for the battery replacements at the reduced rate, with some customers having to wait weeks for an available appointment at their local Apple Store. For those customers who paid full price for a new battery, it looks like you'll get some of that money back. Apple was ordered to turn over internal testing documents and reports as part of discovery in the case .
  • Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $539M in patent infringement case

    Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $539M in patent infringement case

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    It had approached the apex court for clarification on whether damages from design patents could be limited to the value of the infringed part instead of the total profit made from the sale of the device. Samsung, obviously, doesn't believe it did anything wrong, but the jury in San Jose on May 24 decided that the similarities were too strong to believe that it was either a coincidence or designs that couldn't be governed by a patent.
  • Thorburn pleads guilty to Tiahleigh murder

    Thorburn pleads guilty to Tiahleigh murder

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    The 57-year-old murdered the girl who was in his care after his son Trent committed incest and became concerned she was pregnant. He had killed her when the rest of his family was out of the house on 29 October. "My attractive daughter Tiahleigh deserves justice". "You even assisted in the search for the child after you had reported her missing to police", Justice Boddice said.
  • Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

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    Down on the east flank of the volcano, six fissures re-erupted in lava fountains, as volcanic activity moved west toward Highway 130. "You just don't know what to expect from one day to the next", said Leilani Estates resident Jim Carpenter.
  • Harry and Chelsy's tearful phone call before wedding

    Harry and Chelsy's tearful phone call before wedding

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    The former Spice Girls singer - who has children Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and six-year-old Harper with David - was "really honoured" to have been invited to the wedding but wasn't nervous about being part of an event that was watched by millions around the world.
  • Alexa speaker recorded, shared private conversation

    Alexa speaker recorded, shared private conversation

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    The woman, whose first name is Danielle, told KIRO7 News she received a phone call two weeks ago. Then the assistant asked to whom the message should be sent and then again hearing the background conversation she selected a name from the family's contact list.
  • Milwaukee police chief apologizes to Bucks player Brown for arrest

    Milwaukee police chief apologizes to Bucks player Brown for arrest

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    Gov. Scott Walker has not commented publicly on the police body camera video shows a possible parking citation escalating into a rough Taser takedown. Sources told the Journal Sentinel that two sergeants, Jeffrey S. Krueger and Sean A. Mahnke, were among those who received discipline. The video released Wednesday shows Brown being confronted by an officer for parking his vehicle across two handicap spaces in a pharmacy lot.
  • Senior Admin Officials Warn Congress on Election Hacking Threats

    Senior Admin Officials Warn Congress on Election Hacking Threats

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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirsjten Nielsen and the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Intelligence delivered a classified briefing to members of Congress, explaining how they're assisting state and local governments with the approaching midterm election.
  • Uber ends Arizona driverless vehicle trials after fatal crash

    Uber ends Arizona driverless vehicle trials after fatal crash

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    Uber had halted all testing of its autonomous fleet in different U.S. states in the aftermath of the crash , though confirmed today it did not intend to restart it in Arizona. The fatal collision involving Uber's self-driving auto added to the headaches vexing CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as he tries to fix the damage done by a regime led by his predecessor, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick.
  • Padraig Harrington & Graeme McDowell Named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains

    Padraig Harrington & Graeme McDowell Named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains

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    Harrington , who appeared in six matches as a player, is probably in line to be the next European captain for the 2020 match at Whistling Straits. They join Robert Karlsson , who was previously named as a vice-captain by Bjorn. "We have a history of having good people in those roles but I'm really, really happy with the people I have in the roles for this [tournament]". "So yes, we are probably underdogs in that way".
  • Show of opposition might at Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony

    Show of opposition might at Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony

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    Notable opposition leaders present at the Vidhan Soudha were Congress ' Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s Sitaram Yechury, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Nationalist Congress Party's Sharad Pawar .
  • Ex-US Intelligence Chief Denies FBI Spying on Trump Presidential Campaign

    Ex-US Intelligence Chief Denies FBI Spying on Trump Presidential Campaign

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    Trump also would not state Tuesday he has confidence in the embattled Rosenstein. During a weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the allegations are serious and must be investigated. The department said disclosure could have severe consequences, including potential loss of human life. The Justice Department said the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure the department.
  • Miley Cyrus Pranks Jimmy Kimmel in Bed, Seriously Hurts Him With

    Miley Cyrus Pranks Jimmy Kimmel in Bed, Seriously Hurts Him With

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    Third time's the harm for Jimmy Kimmel . ABCJimmy Kimmel is no stranger to a good laugh, and he got a great one when Miley Cyrus barged into his bedroom one night, waking him up and singing "Wrecking Ball". Then, a year later Britney Spears pulled the same stunt . But things took a rough turn when Cyrus accidentally missed and hit Kimmel where it hurt.