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Rocket League for Switch has Super Mario and Metroid-themed Battle-Cars Rocket League for Switch has Super Mario and Metroid-themed Battle-Cars
- August 24, 2017

Players will still need to complete certain in-game goals to get them but there will be no paywall outside of purchasing the game. Today Psyonix revealed three battlecars that will be available only in the Switch version, with themed vehicles for Mario , Luigi, and Samus' Gunship. (more...)
HP Ferrari Portofino Arrives to Replace California T HP Ferrari Portofino Arrives to Replace California T
- August 24, 2017

The new model able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, but a wind deflector reduces airflow into the auto by 30 per cent when the top is down. So what's changed? The chassis for a start, described by Ferrari as offering a "significant weight saving" over the Cali, with an increase in torsional rigidity too. (more...)
Android 8.0 is now officially Android Oreo Android 8.0 is now officially Android Oreo
- August 22, 2017

Android O has been in developer beta for a while, and the final version is expected to launch today. Samsung typically keeps its devices updated with new features for two years though it usually extends bug fixes and security patches to devices beyond the two year mark. (more...)
New iOS 11 security feature will help iPhone users fight the power New iOS 11 security feature will help iPhone users fight the power
- August 19, 2017

By preventing that from being possible, iOS 11's new cop button isn't so much about calling the cops as it is about stopping them in their tracks. The change, in the latest iOS 11 operating system, has been labelled a "cop button" after the authorities in the United States forced suspects to unlock their iPhones with their fingerprints. (more...)
Is this the Huawei Mate 10? Is this the Huawei Mate 10?
- August 17, 2017

As far as pricing is concerned, the phone is said to cost nearly as much as the new iPhone 8 will cost, going over the $1,000 mark. Huawei's Mate 9 debuted the HiSilicon Kirin 960 . Our first hint at the design of the Huawei Mate 10 came from none other than the CEO of Huawei himself. Keeping the phone up and running is a large 4,000mAh battery with fast-charging supported out of the box. (more...)
Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
- August 11, 2017

Surface revenues were down 2 percent during the last quarter, though there were expectations revenues would increase this quarter with newer models on the market. The power and form factor of Microsofts Surface line are almost unparalleled but if they can't consistently pump out devices that don't experience immediate defects past the normal wear and tear, I don't think their will be many people that remain loyal to the brand. (more...)
HTC VIVE announces Standalone VR headset HTC VIVE announces Standalone VR headset
- July 28, 2017

The company has been one of the pioneering companies when it comes to VR. Taiwanese VR giant HTC has debuted a standalone spin-off to the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at ChinaJoy 2017. This essentially means the Vive Standalone can perform inside-out positional tracking - putting it in close ranks with more sophisticated VR headsets the likes of HTC's own flagship Vive and the Oculus Rift . (more...)
Lenovo launches the Moto Z2 Force with dual camera; price, specification, availability Lenovo launches the Moto Z2 Force with dual camera; price, specification, availability
- July 27, 2017

The newly announced Moto Z2 Force is the successor to last year's Moto Z Force, but this time around, there are a few key changes. Lastly, the Z2 Force runs Android 7.1.1 out of the box and comes in three color flavors - Super Black, Fine Gold along with a special Lunar Grey Edition. (more...)
The Ready Player One Trailer Is A Smorgasbord Of Pop Culture References The Ready Player One Trailer Is A Smorgasbord Of Pop Culture References
- July 24, 2017

Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. (more...)
Burundi Robotics Team Reported Missing Burundi Robotics Team Reported Missing
- July 22, 2017

The missing teenagers traveled to the United States from the East African country to compete in the global robotics competition attended by teams from more than 150 nations. In each report, Bindaba told police that each teen "went missing after the competition and he does not know where he could have went". Authorities have tried to reach out to family members of the teens back in Burundi, but have not been successful. (more...)
Andromeda Gets A Free, Lengthy Demo And A New Trailer Andromeda Gets A Free, Lengthy Demo And A New Trailer
- July 16, 2017

If you haven't had a chance to check out the life and times of the Ryder family, then you're in luck - a 10 hour trial for the game is now available for all . Most gamers who have not yet purchased or tried Mass Effect: Andromeda will have heard the many points of criticism made against the space RPG. The trial won't cost you anything and 10 hours is a decent amount of time to get a grip of the game and its mechanics, and how it performs on your system, for example. (more...)
PUBG to get FOV slider, dedicated first-person servers in July update PUBG to get FOV slider, dedicated first-person servers in July update
- July 15, 2017

Which is good news for all you first-person fanatics. First-person-only servers will be coming to NA and European Union region solo and duo games first, then expanding to other regions and game types. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has accumulated a massive following ever since it was added to Steam's Early Access program in March. However, Greene recently revealed that the development team has made a decision to push back the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release to before ... (more...)
Small group of protesters greet Ted Cruz at Houston town hall Small group of protesters greet Ted Cruz at Houston town hall
- July 09, 2017

The proposal would allow insurance companies the freedom to sell any kinds of health plans they want as long as they also sell at least one plan that qualifies under the regulatory requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "As I see it, that basic plan, people are going to get sick - they're going to get really sick - and that plan is not going to cover what they're sick over like cancer and things like that", Abuabara said . (more...)
Ways to Put Amazon Prime to Work for Your Business Ways to Put Amazon Prime to Work for Your Business
- July 08, 2017

Starting Friday, July 7 through Prime Day , members get $10 off their first Prime Now order, and $10 off their next purchase using a promotional code, according to Amazon. Now, the Amazon Prime Day sale is just around the corner, and is said to be among the biggest sales of the year, nearly akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (more...)
New Halo Backwards Compatible Titles Coming To Xbox One Program New Halo Backwards Compatible Titles Coming To Xbox One Program
- July 07, 2017

They say it will be supporting true 4K for the title, which will be a welcome addition. Also, Halo 3 , Halo 3: ODST , Halo 4 , and Halo: CE Anniversary for Xbox 360 are all coming to Xbox Backward Compatibility. There will be more to announce when the release date is closer. One question on many gamers' mind however, is if it is going to be a 60FPS 4K gameplay. (more...)
IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone
- June 19, 2017

A new iPhone feature will silence notifications, like texts, while driving, Apple confirmed Monday. - Apple announced this week a new way to help drivers stay focused on the road with a new feature called " Do Not Disturb While Driving". (more...)
Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you
- June 15, 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, scam apps seem to be making big money in the App Store, iOS review prompts are becoming less annoying, Apple is positioning the iPad for a comeback, and the company has announced the 2017 Apple Design Award winners. (more...)
Skull and Bones: Ubisoft's New Explosive Multiplayer Pirate Game Skull and Bones: Ubisoft's New Explosive Multiplayer Pirate Game
- June 13, 2017

There will also be a 5v5 pvp mode, where players wage epic sea battles in order to escape with the most loot. It comes from Ubisoft Singapore , a studio that has previously assisted other studios in making games. Skull & Bones will let players climb the pirate hierarchy, forming gangs with their friends or sailing the seas solo. There's probably a bunch of little differences that only become clear as you play, but on the face of things. (more...)
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
- June 11, 2017

The company's newest iMacs, which were also announced at WWDC , will be able to run VR natively, and developers will be able to buy dedicated hardware for Macbooks to add some external processing power necessary to run high-end VR. With iOS 11 , its touch-screen laptop wannabe-the iPad Pro-will not only get file folders, complete with drag and drop, but a macOS-style Dock, Apple's less-functional response to the Windows Taskbar. (more...)
No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final
- June 10, 2017

Ostapenko is the first player from the north European country of Latvia to reach a grand slam final and achieved that feat on her 20th birthday. The 25-year-old's popularity in Romania is unrivaled. "So it's going to be a big thing if I will do tomorrow". But Ostapenko has youth and abandon on her side. That's an average of 40.8 winners per match. (more...)