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With the demise of Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked in May of this year, it was only a matter of time before Amazon ended its pre-order discount too, as it was seemingly started to compete with GCU's 20% discount on video games. When we launched Twitch Prime, we were determined to give streamers and their viewers the best value in gaming. However, the Twitch Prime program offers one free subscription to a Twitch channel, so users can still get ad-free viewing on a single channel if ...
  • Google tracks your movements, even when you tell it not to

    Google tracks your movements, even when you tell it not to

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    The AP went to Jonathan Mayer, a Princeton computer scientist and former chief technologist for the US Federal Communications Commission's enforcement bureau, just to be sure that its understanding of Google's location practices was accurate.
  • Ford Mustang Cobra Jet unveiled

    Ford Mustang Cobra Jet unveiled

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    Power is provided by a unique 5.2-liter V8 engine which is based on the familiar 5.0-liter V8 that resides in the Mustang GT . Further safety equipment includes standard NHRA-certified safety roll cage and two Racetech FIA-certified safety seats embroidered with the Cobra Jet 50th anniversary badge.
  • Battlefield 5's Explosive Gamescom Trailer Has Arrived

    Battlefield 5's Explosive Gamescom Trailer Has Arrived

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    It's suitably epic, and may include a tease of the game's anticipated battle royale mode . The Company allows players to create and deeply customize their soldiers, weapons and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from the way they look to the way they play.
  • PlayStation VR tops 3 million units sold

    PlayStation VR tops 3 million units sold

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    The PS VR title catalog now includes nearly 340 games and other experiences globally and keeps growing, she pointed out, adding that upcoming Sony PS VR titles include " Astro Bot Rescue Mission " (Oct. On top of this announcement, Sony also announced the top ten best-selling titles for PSVR with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR leading the pack, followed by PlayStation VR Worlds and Rec Room .
  • NSW fires burn amid drought conditions

    NSW fires burn amid drought conditions

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    That blaze is burning between West Cambrewarra Rd and the Princes Highway in north Nowra. "The fire is moving quickly under some very strong north-westerly winds towards the Burrill Lake area", he said. "We should see winds easing in the evening but we've still got a few hours to go yet". He watched the fire as he ate his breakfast before he was evacuated about 9am.
  • Google may launch display-equipped smart speakers

    Google may launch display-equipped smart speakers

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    While smart speakers are finding their way into homes and businesses, the full potential of their AI technology and voice-activated assistance has yet to be discovered, which means that smart speakers may soon be outpaced by smart displays and other hardware.
  • Diablo III Is Heading To Nintendo Switch Later This Year

    Diablo III Is Heading To Nintendo Switch Later This Year

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    Eternal Collection will retail for $59.99, which may seem kind of steep for a game that is over six years old at this point, but the Eternal Collection will also have some exclusive content for players to sink their teeth into. The announcement was to have been made tomorrow, but the article went live, though it has been taken down now. The Switch version of the game will also feature numerous ways to play.
  • An Australian Teen Reportedly Hacked Apple Multiple Times Over a Year

    An Australian Teen Reportedly Hacked Apple Multiple Times Over a Year

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    The report cited a Thursday hearing from the Children's Court of Victoria that claimed he downloaded a ton of confidential information and accessed user accounts. When Apple became aware of the intrusion it contacted the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, which referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the newspaper said, quoting statements made in court.
  • The OnePlus 6T will be officially supported by T-Mobile this fall

    The OnePlus 6T will be officially supported by T-Mobile this fall

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    According to a new report, the company's fall flagship phone will launch on T-Mobile in the US . OnePlus has been a favorite among Android enthusiasts for years thanks to its low prices and powerful hardware. Moreover, T-Mobile's entire brand identity as a younger, cheaper upstart matches exactly what OnePlus has been trying to do, so it's a sensible pairing.
  • Google adds Confidential mode to Gmail app

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    The company's support page describes confidential mode in more detail. The recipient won't be able to forward, copy, print or download a confidential message, but Google points out they can still take screenshots. Senders can also do things like set expiration dates for messages so recipients will no longer have access to them. Users using Gmail with a work or school account will need to contact their administrator in order to use confidential mode .
  • These Nokia smartphones will get Android Pie update, confirms company

    These Nokia smartphones will get Android Pie update, confirms company

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    There are a lot of great new features in Android 9 , but not everything is flawless. When the Recent Apps menu is active, you can easily copy content from the preview page of an app simply using the Clipboard menu. It was created to run on devices with less than 1GB of memory, with a range of apps with a smaller footprint but similar functions - called "Go editions" or "Lite" by third party developers pushed through Google Play.
  • Tencent’s shares slide after

    Tencent’s shares slide after "Monster Hunter"

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    Just after the official release, Monster Hunter: World has become one of the best-selling game on WeGame . A statement posted in Chinese on WeGame's website said the game was no longer being sold because its contents did not meet regulatory requirements.
  • Motorola Moto Z3 now available through Verizon for $480

    Motorola Moto Z3 now available through Verizon for $480

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    Many phone-makers have copied the look of the iPhone X, which has a smaller bezel around the screen and a "notch" at the top that houses a camera. The Motorola P30 has been unveiled for the Chinese market, and it appears to be a pretty solid mid-range handset.
  • LG Electronics and Sprint work on 5G readiness

    LG Electronics and Sprint work on 5G readiness

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    Sprint Chief Technology Officer, Dr John Saw, affirms LG's well-crafted handsets will position the carrier as one of the world's first movers in mobile 5G. It also mentioned that this new LG smartphone would be innovative and make use of all the speed, and reliability provided by 5G. The carrier recently announced plans to launch a 5G mobile network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
  • Fortnite Update V5.21 Brings Heavy Sniper Rifle and Nerf to Minigun

    Fortnite Update V5.21 Brings Heavy Sniper Rifle and Nerf to Minigun

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    It sounds like a beast of a weapon, though one that probably won't be appropriate for all situations. Besides the LTMs, the heavy sniper rifle is the other big ticket item in Fortnite's latest update. The second LTM added in this update is - what else? This update is live now, and you can read Epic's full patch notes over at the official Fortnite website .
  • NVIDIA reveals next-gen Turing GPU architecture

    NVIDIA reveals next-gen Turing GPU architecture

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    Sounds promising, so what is it? The greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006, Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible.
  • Tencent stuns with first profit drop in a decade

    Tencent stuns with first profit drop in a decade

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    Tencent , one of the biggest game developers in China, has reportedly lost more than $160 billion in market value since January, and smaller companies are struggling to survive. Tencent shares fell as much as 3.9 per cent to their lowest in nearly a year. Tencent is reportedly now more interested in the burgeoning battle royale genre, holding stakes in both Fortnite and Unreal Engine 4 maker Epic Games and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds firms Bluehole and PUBG Corp.
  • Liverpool refers Mo Salah to police

    Liverpool refers Mo Salah to police

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    The 26-year-old Salah rose to superstardom last season when he led the English Premier League with a record-breaking 32 goals and took his team to the Champion's League Final, where he was injured during a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid. " Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter ". Last season's Golden Boot victor opened the scoring for the Reds on the 19-minute mark, as the home side stormed to a 4-0 victory over the Hammers at Anfield.
  • Samsung's Galaxy Home Speaker is too little too late

    Samsung's Galaxy Home Speaker is too little too late

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    But only time will tell if the CEO's expectations are justified or if users are losing interest in the Note-series or in the premium smartphone segment in general. The company also announced a partnership with streaming music service Spotify to allow "streamless listening" across all Samsung devices, including phones, tablets and smart TVs, as well as the Galaxy Home .
  • Honda refreshes Civic sedan and coupe, adds 'Sport' trim

    Honda refreshes Civic sedan and coupe, adds 'Sport' trim

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    Not for us , but the current FC generation Honda Civic was unveiled in the U.S. in September 2015, which makes it a month short of three years ago. Changes on the outside includes a standard piano black winged grille and restyled halogen and LED headlight units.
  • Google tracks your every single movement, researchers confirms

    Google tracks your every single movement, researchers confirms

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    Computer-science researchers at Princeton recently confirmed these findings. For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. So if you turn off this setting, Google stops tracking you, right? You can delete these location markers by hand, but it's a painstaking process since you have to select them individually, unless you want to delete all of your stored activity.
  • Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite

    Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite

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    Samsung gained exclusive rights to the Android version of Fortnite for its phones and tablets for three days, with the game having released last week during the Galaxy Note 9 launch event . In a recent Q&A , Epic said it believes gamers will "benefit from competition among software sources on Android". Fortnite players will have to click on the link on the website and download the full version of Fortnite to their device.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Is Here, And It Looks Glorious!

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Is Here, And It Looks Glorious!

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    The player is being placed in a living-breathing world, with many side-quests and radiant interactions that will develop either with or without their action. "From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption , Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age".
  • SnapMap Won't Be Part of Doom Eternal, Post-Launch Campaign DLC Confirmed

    SnapMap Won't Be Part of Doom Eternal, Post-Launch Campaign DLC Confirmed

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    This is especially true when the dash combines with Doom Eternal's thrust boots, a holdover from the previous game that allows for double jumps. Instead of latching on to environment features (or perhaps in addition - it's not clear), the Meat Hook attaches to "living" demons, pulling Doom Guy in close for even more spectacular kills.
  • Fallout 76 Trolls, Beware: Griefers Will Be Hunted By Other Players

    Fallout 76 Trolls, Beware: Griefers Will Be Hunted By Other Players

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    Fallout 76's revamped perk system will at times give players packs of perk cards to get multiple skills at once, perk packs that Bethesda says can't be purchased with real money. The QuakeCon 2018 panel also revealed that there will be a revenge mechanic in Fallout 76 . You don't lose weapon or armor. The other player may choose to ignore the slap or engage in player vs.
  • Intel's new Core i9-9900K: 8C/16T with all-core 4.7GHz boost

    Intel's new Core i9-9900K: 8C/16T with all-core 4.7GHz boost

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    These three unlocked processors, however, are slated to be launched on October 1. The Core i7-9700K, meanwhile, would be the first mainsteam 8-core i7 part. As WCCFTech reports, sources are reporting that Intel intends to launch the 9th gen desktop processors on Oct 1. Multiple motherboard vendors have confirmed that upcoming 9000-series of Intel processors will be compatible with existing Z3xx series motherboards .
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch: Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed

    Samsung Galaxy Watch: Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed

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    As you can see below, the big discounts aren't just for Samsung devices. Samsung's smartphones fare poorly in China and India, and market watchers believe it will cede its No. The firm added that its proprietary CPU (central processing unit) was 33% faster than before. Samsung's current speaker , the Invoke, uses Microsoft's Cortana assistant.
  • Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

    Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

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    Thing is, the company that created it, Epic Games, just announced that it won't be publishing it via Google Play , the market where most users - in the Western hemisphere, anyway - get most of their apps. It's a big pie for Epic games, which has made over $1 Billion in revenue from in-app Fortnite purchases (for both PC and mobile ) by the start of this month.
  • Magic Leap starts sales of first mixed reality set

    Magic Leap starts sales of first mixed reality set

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    Powered by Helio , Magic Leap's web browser, the Wayfair MR experience breaks the boundaries of traditional e-commerce. Magic Leap's headset is an augmented reality device that overlays graphical images on the real world you're looking at through the goggles.
  • Samsung's next move: A $22 billion bet on new tech

    Samsung's next move: A $22 billion bet on new tech

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    Exactly how big are we walking? In the field of AI, which is becoming a priority for almost every technology company on the planet, Samsung said its aim was to increase its number of AI researchers to about 1,000 globally. It is noted that these attachments are part of the three-year investment plan with a total volume of 180 trillion won, aimed at creating new jobs and providing new sources of growth.
  • Facebook Messenger Gets AR Games Feature in Video Chats

    Facebook Messenger Gets AR Games Feature in Video Chats

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    The idea here is that messaging with a bank could be better than having to wait on hold over the phone. Considering that Facebook has faced a lot of criticism recently for sharing their data with other platforms, so it is highly unlikely that the banks would be interested in sharing the confidential information of their esteemed customers.
  • God of War gets New Game+ later this month

    God of War gets New Game+ later this month

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    However, you will need to have completed the game first on any mode before you are able to do so. If you already did, New Game+ will be ready and waiting for you on August 20th once you've patched. New Game+ will also sport new armor sets and enchantments. Lastly, users can now skip all of the in-game cinematics in normal and New Game Plus after they've beaten the game once.
  • AI Obliterates Semi-Professional Dota 2 Players In A Game

    AI Obliterates Semi-Professional Dota 2 Players In A Game

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    In the third game, human players secured a win. To everyone's awe, the bots beat the human players, which included former Dota 2 professionals, 2-1 in a set of three games. You might remember OpenAI popping up in the news just recently. "You have imperfect information, you have team work, you have these exponential combinations of different heroes and items, and you have to be able to deal with all of that".
  • Blizzard confirms multiple Diablo projects in development

    Blizzard confirms multiple Diablo projects in development

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    If you're feeling incredibly optimistic you may mean a Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon. So whether you first joined us in "D3" or you're a seasoned veteran, thank you. Given the push to mobile gaming in recent years, there might also be a mobile version of the original Diablo or Diablo II in the works. Diablo III first launched back in 2012 for the PC, before it headed over to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2's New Gameplay Trailer Busts Morgan Out of Jail

    Red Dead Redemption 2's New Gameplay Trailer Busts Morgan Out of Jail

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    It wasn't the first video we've seen for the forthcoming prequel and it probably won't be the last, but previous cinematics have been about building hype and painting pictures, whereas this clip was specifically made to show off gameplay. When can I watch the Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay trailer? Two prompts are available at a time, and they change based on actions you've already taken.
  • Sony to release limited-edition PS4 in celebration of 500 million sales

    Sony to release limited-edition PS4 in celebration of 500 million sales

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    If you want to keep your console but still celebrate the occasion, you can grab a DualShock 4 controller with the same styling as the limited edition console. Some will have "extra special" serial numbers like 09995 (U.S. Launch Date of the original PlayStation: September 9th, 1995), 01115 (U.S. launch date of PS4: November 15, 2013) and 01013 (U.S.
  • Amazon Echo Data Leak Highlights Significant Hurdles To Voice Shopping Adoption

    Amazon Echo Data Leak Highlights Significant Hurdles To Voice Shopping Adoption

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    Amazon , in an effort to advance Alexa's capabilities, has reportedly confirmed the rollout of a new feature called "Answer Update". The feature was first spotted by Voicebot . "The idea is to allow people to better take advantage of Alexa's quickly improving Knowledge Graph", TechCrunch writes. And those tricks Alexa might use in the future to juice up the voice-order business might come across as transparent ways to inject advertising into the home, which could in turn result in ...
  • Mobile Introduces Lower-cost 'Essentials' Unlimited Plan

    Mobile Introduces Lower-cost 'Essentials' Unlimited Plan

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    The plan reduces the price of its standard T-Mobile One plan and offers fewer extra perks. T-Mobile says it reserves the right to throttle your connection in times of overall network congestion, and that " Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers" at such times.