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Also, the developer has released a list of smartphones that would support the game on launch. On iOS, Fortnite is thought to be earning Epic in the region of $2 million per day, but of that, Apple takes a 30 percent cut. There are a number of factors that have helped make the Battle Royale game the biggest in the world, including its free price tag, its support for cross-platform gameplay and the infectious dance moves.
  • YouTube dark mode rolls out for Android devices

    YouTube dark mode rolls out for Android devices

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    Now, Android users are beginning to get the feature on their apps. The dark mode is automatically appearing on some people's YouTube apps, and some are saying that they've seen a notice about it pop up on the bottom of their screen.
  • Ford F-150 Limited Gains 450-HP Raptor Engine

    Ford F-150 Limited Gains 450-HP Raptor Engine

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    The top of the line truck is swapping its 375 horsepower twin-turbo V6 for the 450 hp version from the high performance F-150 Raptor, now the most powerful in the light-duty pickup class. On the outside, the F-150 Limited sets itself apart from other F-150s with 22-inch wheels - a.k.a. "dubs" - along with a unique grille, "Limited" badging spanning the hood, and satin window trim and door handles, among many other bits.
  • Fortnite's week 3 challenges for season 5 pulls out skeet shooting

    Fortnite's week 3 challenges for season 5 pulls out skeet shooting

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    It's another new week and that means there's a new set of challenges for Battle Pass owners to play through in Fortnite Season 5 . Just as in Season 4, you'll need to complete the corresponding Road Trip challenge in order to unlock this loading screen and find the hidden Battle Star.
  • Xbox Games With Gold For August 2018 Revealed

    Xbox Games With Gold For August 2018 Revealed

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    Microsoft has announced its Games With Gold offerings for the month of August. Gold subscribers got $64 worth of games for free in July . A world of beauty and freedom awaits in this ultimate celebration of speed and style. Master the innovative Art of Battle combat system and guide your armies to ultimate victory. Dead Space 3 might not be the best entry in the franchise, but it's still a worthy followup to its predecessors.
  • Google Play bans crypto mining apps, repetitive aps

    Google Play bans crypto mining apps, repetitive aps

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    In the initial phase of 2018, Chrome Web Store has imposed a ban on the digital currency mining extensions. "If these apps are each small in content volume, developers should consider creating a single app that aggregates all the content", Google advises.
  • Comcast profit tops estimates as internet customers grow

    Comcast profit tops estimates as internet customers grow

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    Revenue was up 5 percent to 13.59 billion pounds, beating a forecast by UBS, as the company said it had attracted more than 500,000 customers across its main markets in Britain and Ireland, Germany and Austria and Italy . All eyes are now on Fox to see if it will increase its bid for the 61% of Sky that it does not already own. Feeling a bit jilted by the financial community because of the tumble that its stock has taken since the cable powerhouse made its twin bids for 21st ...
  • EA launching new unlimited PC gaming subscription service soon

    EA launching new unlimited PC gaming subscription service soon

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    Now EA is readying a premium version of the service, Origin Access Premier , with early access to a wide range of EA titles. Origin Access Premier , on the other hand, will offer a huge selection of EA's PC games, and subscribers will be able to download and play every new EA title five days before they are officially released.
  • Nigeria To Partner With Google To Boost Internet Connectivity In The Country

    Nigeria To Partner With Google To Boost Internet Connectivity In The Country

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    The Vice President who praised Google for its activities in the country and globally, said he expects that the use of technology will play a key role in bettering the fortunes of Nigerians and Africans. According to her, the Google's Launchpad Accelerator Africa initiative graduated 12 promising startups from the continent in June. The first Google Station was announced in 2016 in India in partnership with the India Railways.
  • YouTube Improves Its VR Experience With Updates To YouTube VR App

    YouTube Improves Its VR Experience With Updates To YouTube VR App

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    While there are only a handful of videos that now support this feature, the content which has the " Watch Together " icon beneath it can be accessed via the Daydream View or Gear VR. Plus, a new episode of The Female Planet series features Olympic bronze medalist fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad . "If music is your thing, you'll be able to tag along backstage with Portugal".
  • Samsung reportedly working on a gaming smartphone

    Samsung reportedly working on a gaming smartphone

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    The fingerprint scanner on both the phones are housed at the back below their respective camera modules and is rectangular in shape like the one found on the Galaxy S9 lineup. Which elements the lower variant of the device and adds a more premium variant. The flagship smartphone is reportedly launching on August 9. The report further notes that the 256GB variant will not be launched in the European market.
  • Resident Evil 2's Cover Channels Classic Key Art

    Resident Evil 2's Cover Channels Classic Key Art

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    Leon and Claire soon take refuge in the R.P.D., where they attempt to plan their escape and rescue as many citizens as possible. Outfit wise, Claire's ditched the hot trousers from 1998 Resident Evil 2 in favour of jeans, and her jacket is now long sleeve with a subtle print on the back.
  • NY moves to break up Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable

    NY moves to break up Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable

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    Charter had agreed to bring its broadband network to 145,000 unserved or underserved homes in NY as a condition of its acquisition of Time Warner Cable. But as we've previously written , state officials say that Charter is trying to count locations that it was already required to serve as part of franchise agreements toward its merger commitments.
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Leaks in New Renders w/ Fresh Colors

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Leaks in New Renders w/ Fresh Colors

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    We'll know this for sure the moment the handset gets launched on August 9, perhaps alongside the new Galaxy Watch , Galaxy Tab S4, and Wireless Charger Duo. 512 GB, apparently, will only be available in black and blue colors. The main difference in appearance from previous year Note 8 - the fingerprint scanner will be located under the main dual camera.
  • One Killed In California Wildfire As Residents Flee

    One Killed In California Wildfire As Residents Flee

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    As of early Thursday evening, it was 3 percent contained. The Carr Fire in Shasta County has almost tripled in size overnight and is threatening areas west of Redding, Cal Fire said. Officials emphasized that Yosemite wasn't in imminent danger from the fire. On July 25, 2018, Firefighters from the USFS San Bernardino National Forest, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department and several local public safety agencies responded to a series of wildland fires.
  • Samsung Galaxy F Will Be Samsung's Folding, Flexible OLED Phone

    Samsung Galaxy F Will Be Samsung's Folding, Flexible OLED Phone

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    It could be happening, and it sounds like Samsung would pay a good sum to have Fortnite ready to go alongside its latest device. Update (07/24): We've added information about the foldable phone's apparent hinged design, said to allow for laptop-like folding.
  • Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

    Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

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    Highly profitable ad sales were a bright spot last quarter. Overall for the three-month period ending June 30, profits totaled $2.5 billion, or $5.21 per share, up from $197 million, or 41 cents a share, a year earlier. "They've invested significant dollars in building out the infrastructure, sales force and AWS partner ecosystem worldwide that I think now is starting to pay just massive dividends".
  • Idyllwild Fire in Riverside County California

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    It was burning in and around San Bernardino National Forest, forcing officials to order evacuations for Idyllwild and surrounding communities, which are home to about 12,000 residents. "It was a father-daughter trip, for her high school graduation". Another guest had to delay plans to climb Half Dome. "Thank you for your understanding and for your support of the 3,400 firefighters hard at work protecting our park", the park tweeted Thursday.
  • Samsung announces 'unbreakable' OLED displays for phones

    Samsung announces 'unbreakable' OLED displays for phones

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    The newly developed display is expected to find viable markets on smartphones as well as other electronic products such as display consoles on automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs. All of it resulted in, according to Samsung, no change to normal functioning and no damage to the display's front, sides or edges. I suspect we'll see it used first in a Samsung-branded device, though.
  • Internet sensation April the giraffe is pregnant again

    Internet sensation April the giraffe is pregnant again

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    And, yes, the father is Oliver the Giraffe , who also fathered April's last calf . "April's prior pregnancy facilitated an immeasurable amount of education and appreciation for giraffes". April has maintained her social media celebrity status since rising to fame past year. Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park in upstate NY announced the pregnancy Wednesday on NBC's " Today " show.
  • Qualcomm Prepares For 5G Connections With New mmWave Antennas

    Qualcomm Prepares For 5G Connections With New mmWave Antennas

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    Qualcomm said the system will allow OEMs to continue evolving the industrial design of their mobile devices, offering attractive form factors combined with the benefits of extremely high speeds. Interestingly, the QTM052 antenna modules integrate all these functionalities in a compact footprint. Mm range is best suited to provide 5G coverage in densely populated and densely built-up urban areas and in areas with a large concentration of people and technology, but more coverage 5G NR will be ...
  • Facebook creates satellites for Internet distribution worldwide

    Facebook creates satellites for Internet distribution worldwide

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    The filing comes a week after Facebook announced that it was shutting down its drone initiative under its Aquila project , which was also created to provide Internet access. Back in 2014, it acquired a drone company that'd fly autonomous drones to beam Internet on the ground. It said there's nothing to share as of this time, but that it believes satellite internet is poised to become an "important enabler of the next generation of broadband infrastructure, making it possible to bring ...
  • Google launches Chrome 68 with doomsaying for unsecured websites

    Google launches Chrome 68 with doomsaying for unsecured websites

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    Google's online web browser Chrome is flagging countless websites as "not secure" following the roll-out of a new security feature yesterday. In a move it calls a milestone, Google's Chrome Browser now lists all unencrypted sites as "not secure", starting with today's release of Chrome 68 .
  • Samsung Winning Against Apple in Internet Speeds

    Samsung Winning Against Apple in Internet Speeds

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    Faster internet data means that users can load websites and start watching movies more quickly, make crisper video calls and get higher-quality video. Apple has typically lagged behind on such moves, preferring to wait until standards are established and networks fully built out. A couple of years ago, with the help of Cellular Insights, PCMag found that Apple began using Qualcomm and Intel modems in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • The Next Xbox Console Might Be Streaming Only

    The Next Xbox Console Might Be Streaming Only

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    One of the consoles will be a traditional hardware-based one whereas the second will actually be a streaming device. Microsoft already said it is working on the next version of its Xbox console. We heard yesterday that Microsoft is working on a new generation of Xbox devices which would be called Scarlett , and which would support the Scarlet cloud, which would let games render mostly in the cloud but in part on the device, producing a latency-free high-quality gaming experience.
  • Nintendo sinks ROM sites

    Nintendo sinks ROM sites

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    Nintendo would prefer you didn't do that, and it's taking legal action to drive the point home. The pages offer links to emulators and direct downloads of ROM files . All Nintendo ROMs, emulators, and BIOS files have also vanished from that site. However now it seems that Nintendo of America is going for the jugular.
  • Fallout 76’s Beta Will Go Live in October

    Fallout 76’s Beta Will Go Live in October

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    Bethesda will start with a small by approving a select number of beta participants to begin, but eventually everyone who pre-orders the game will be included in this beta test. Be sure to check out our video below rounding up everything we know about Fallout 76 so far. Bethesda says they will probably share more about Fallout 76 during Quakecon, which is scheduled for August 2018.
  • Fortnite reopens Playground Mode to celebrate its first birthday

    Fortnite reopens Playground Mode to celebrate its first birthday

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    The megahit video game Fortnite is celebrating its first birthday-which is why you've probably been seeing #Fortnite1st in your social media feed today. A new update is on the way soon for Fortnite: Battle Royale . We don't know for how long Playground or the birthday-related changes will be available.
  • Here's the Mi A2 Lite

    Here's the Mi A2 Lite

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    It would sport a glass build on the front, covering a 5.99-inch fullHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen, and metallic body on the back. Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Both the Mi A2 devices, Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will be Android One devices. Internally, the Mi A2 is powered by the Snapdragon 660, whereas the A2 Lite is running the now-familiar Snapdragon 625.
  • Sony announces 48-megapixel smartphone camera sensor

    Sony announces 48-megapixel smartphone camera sensor

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    While more megapixels doesn't always mean better, it's hard to deny the benefits of having 48 megapixels occupying the same space as a standard smartphone camera sensor, promising not just high-resolution images but also better low-light performance.
  • New Mario Kart 8 Adds Breath of the Wild Link

    New Mario Kart 8 Adds Breath of the Wild Link

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    This morning another nice surprise hit the track. Nintendo has released a new patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , which brings the game up to version 1.6 . You can check out the new update for yourself by watching the trailer above. Selecting Link will allow you to choose from his standard and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild costume.
  • Trump says 'I told you so!' after European Union fines Google

    Trump says 'I told you so!' after European Union fines Google

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    When you've finished this article, shared it with all your friends and followed the writer on Twitter , we'd advise you to do one thing. Among those with an opinion to share is none other than Donald Trump who used the fine as a way to paint the USA as a victim at the hands of Europe.
  • Sign-up for the PS4 system update 6.00 beta

    Sign-up for the PS4 system update 6.00 beta

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    Registration has officially kicked off from July 19th until July 27th, which means there's only a limited window to let Sony know you're interested. Until then, you can hit the links to sign up: North America, Japan. What could the big update be about? The latest updates like 5.53 previous added a set of improvements, but there's not a lot of information on what exactly the newest version will bring with it.
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    Alphabet "hatched" startup to deliver balloon-based Internet service to Kenya

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    Telkom Kenya's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Aldo Mareuse said it will work hard with Loon to swiftly "deliver the first commercial mobile service" using the balloon system. Alastair Westgarth , the chief executive of Loon , a subsidiary of Alphabet says "Loon's mission is to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technologies".
  • VirtualLink standard introduced for connecting VR headsets to PCs, other devices

    VirtualLink standard introduced for connecting VR headsets to PCs, other devices

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    In addition, having a single, unified connector could provide an easier method for third parties to provide wireless solutions, like the current TPCast device. It will eliminate the need to use multiple cables as one has to now. The application of a single USB Type-C cable also opens up the possibility of bringing VR to small form factor devices with a USB Type-C port.
  • Fortnite celebrates its first anniversary with a limited-time Birthday event

    Fortnite celebrates its first anniversary with a limited-time Birthday event

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    In the game, an entirely optional $10 Battle Pass allows players to earn and collect in-game currency called V-bucks, which they can spend on costumes, accessories and dance moves for their playable character. Funko , the pop culture consumer products company with a stable of top-shelf licenses , announced a new partnership with Epic Games to create toys and collectibles around the mega-popular " Fortnite " video game.
  • The Walking Dead Is Getting a VR Game in 2019

    The Walking Dead Is Getting a VR Game in 2019

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    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will be set in flooded New Orleans, forcing players to scrape and survive in a desolate wasteland tarnished by the apocalyptic undead. Skybound will be hosting a live stream tomorrow at 12 PM Pacific and Saturday, July 21, at 4 PM PDT. The event will feature more art and panels for fans of The Walking Dead .
  • Mobile increases global coverage, launches high-speed data pass

    Mobile increases global coverage, launches high-speed data pass

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    When analyzing fastest carriers, Ookla considers all carriers with 3% or more of total test samples in the market for the period. That's allowing Verizon to address demands on the capacity of its network. It narrowed the gap with AT&T after expanding its use of carrier aggregation -in which LTE carriers are combined to increase peak data speeds - across more of its network.
  • Rising Sea Level Threatens Buried Internet Cables

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    Underground internet cables criss-crossing coastal regions will be inundated by rising seas within the next 15 years, according to a new study . They were looking for any bit of information they could glean about the location of this infrastructure , often kept secret by the telecom companies that own it.