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PUBG hits 3 million player milestone on Xbox One

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While the Xbox One port is notably still in its early stages of development, the disappointment among console gamers is understandable considering the hype built around the game back when it was still exclusive on PC. Interested players can purchase PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Steam for $29.99. They will also make changes to make it more balanced in the future. Read More »

Premium Apple Reseller announces battery replacement process

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Also there is 5% extra off allowed to Axis Bank Buzz credit card. This offer is applicable only for the first eligible transaction per card during the offer period. The 32GB variant has 3% discount and is offered at Rs 56,999 from previous Rs 59,000, while the 128GB variant has 4% off to Rs 64,999 from earlier Rs 68,000 and the 256GB has 13% off to Rs 73,999 compared to market price of Rs 85,400. Read More »

Honda reveals more details of new Insight prototype

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Although details of the propulsion system won't be confirmed until the show, it's nearly certain the new Insight will feature the latest version of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid powertrain. The parts coming from outside the USA likely include the hybrid powertrain, which is similar to that used in the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid , which went on sale in December. Read More »

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch

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We learned today that Nintendo is going to continue this trend of porting old Wii U games over to the Switch, as it announced two more games today during its Direct Mini broadcast. The good news is, for the hardcore fans, the full experience is still playable just like the original. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will arrive for the Nintendo Switch on May 4th, 2018. Read More »

Mobile Launches BOGO Deal For The iPhone 7, 8, X

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The BOGO deal is available on the Apple iPhone 8 (64GB), iPhone 7 , and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6 , V30, and V30+. The nation's No. 3 wireless operator launched a buy-one-get-one deal on twelve flagship phones from Samsung, LG and Apple for users who activate a new line of service and buy both phones on the company's monthly installment plan. Read More »

Dark Souls coming to Nintendo Switch

One bit of new information to come from this is that the Remaster will run on the Dark Souls 3 engine . Playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X will allow players to enjoy the game at upscaled 4K resolution . Chances are it's going to be a similar sort of affair to Dark Souls , Demon's Souls and Bloodborne , but who knows. Here's the game's announcement trailer for Nintendo Switch . Read More »

Facebook begins testing local news app

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As Facebook continues its efforts to squeeze in more information in the user timeline, the platform is reportedly testing a new feature that would show users local news and events judging by their location. The move comes as part of Facebook's Journalism Project announced in January previous year to curb the spread of fake news on its platform and build out local news partnerships. Read More »

Ford Edge ST debuts alongside full-range facelift

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Part of those special touches are ST badges and Ford Performance sill plates. The Dearborn-based automaker sold 142,603 Edges previous year, making it the third-best selling SUV for the company. Edge owners with a penchant for collecting speeding tickets will surely enjoy feeding that dust to the competition behind the wheel of the Edge ST rather than a lower trim. Read More »

Hyperkin is working on a standalone Game Boy remake

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Hyperkin, a company well-versed in making peripherals and replacement parts ( including various Game Boy accessories ) for gamers, just rolled out what they're calling the " Ultra Game Boy " at the Consumer Electronics Show. Still, it can play your old Game Boy carts, so for anyone looking for a modern spin on classic gaming hardware, this could end up being a good buy. It also has stereo speakers - which may feel like overkill for a device that can only run mono games but is apparently aimed ... Read More »

WhatsApp 'bug' raises questions over group message privacy

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It seems that anyone who controls WhatApp's servers could insert new people into private group chats without needing admin permission. The researchers presented their findings at the Real World Cryptosecurity conference in Zurich on Wednesday (10 January), Wired reports . Read More »

Twitch Paid $90 Million To Broadcast The Overwatch League

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Unlike normal skins, Overwatch League cosmetics are purchased away from other collectables and with individual credits that can only be bought with real money. In fact, Overwatch is giving users who log into the game one free team skin for the character of their choice until January 19. However, instead of being found in loot boxes, they're unlocked by spending League Tokens, which can be snapped up for $5 (100 Tokens) or $100 (2,600 Tokens). Read More »

JBL's New Everest Headphones are Optimized for the Google Assistant

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The JBL Everest 710GA are over ear headphones, the Everest 310GA on-ear and the Everest 110GA in-ear wireless reminiscent of the Pixel Buds . Jessica Garvey, Vice President, Headphones and Wearables, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN says, "Adding the Google Assistant to the Everest line is another step we're taking to pair JBL's legacy of award-winning sound with a growing line-up of voice-controlled devices". Read More »

Got an iPhone 5? No More Pokemon Go for You

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If you have an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, or newer, you'll still be good to go. Niantic has already ended support for Pokemon GO on millions of older iOS devices , but the developer behind the hit mobile game isn't done shifting its support plans yet. Read More »

Toyota reveals new autonomous vehicle at Consumer Electronics Show

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Apart from benefitting the businesses, the new concept vehicles will also benefit the consumers by bringing goods and services to their doorsteps, and realizing Toyota's aim of achieving Automated Mobility as a Service (Autono-MaaS). The e-Palettes are basically sleek, see-through, self-driving containers that companies could customize to deliver everything from food to fountain pens to flu shots. Read More »

Qualcomm expands support for smart speakers, adds Cortana to audio platform

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LG's previously announced ThinQ smart speaker with Google Assistant was built off this new Smart Audio Platform . You'll find more on Qualcomm's Smart Audio Platform right here . The Qualcomm® Smart Audio Platform is created to help accelerate and redefine the development process for smart and networked speakers. The company confirmed that Cortana will be infact made available for more devices in 2018. Read More »

Motorola presents new mod to check vital signs

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Motorola already has pretty a decent portfolio of the Moto Mods for its Moto Z-series phones, but the company isn't stopping. Instead, Motorola is driving Moto Mod innovation and development from the outside, a strategy that is both smart and cunning. Read More »

January 2018 Android Distribution Shows Slight Bump For Oreo

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Chances are your phone may never get to taste Oreo , unless it is a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 or a OnePlus 5/5T with a promised Oreo update, or a Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One device, which has already started getting the update. The most popular version is still Marshmallow , although it has lost some of its steam and dipped to 28.8 percent down from 29.7 percent last month . Read More »

LG announces 65-inch OLED TV that rolls up like paper

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Beyond apps and entertainment, LG ThinQ AI uses intelligent voice control with Google Assistant built in, plus Amazon Echo compatibility to create a Smart TV platform for the Internet of Things. LG previously unveiled an 18-inch display that can be rolled-up in the same way. LG says it is making its OLED TV even better for 2018, with the alpha 9 processor for 50 percent more powerful image processing than last year's lineup. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz is India's largest-selling luxury vehicle brand in 2017

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Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, "2017 was a successful year for us and the decision to introduce the Long Wheelbase E-Class was strategic and highly successful". Folger further elaborated, "Our sales success in 2017 makes us confident of our sustained leadership in the Indian luxury auto market". "The 58th consecutive record month to close the year underscores our customers' trust in the first-class products from Mercedes-Benz". Read More »

New Website for Google Assistant Shows Off All Available Actions and Services

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But, it also quietly announced something else: old speakers and headphones will also get support for Google Assistant via a software update, as spotted by AndroidPolice . Google has finally given us a proper Google Assistant directory on the web, one that allows for an easier discovery experience over all that the Assistant can do. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive: new single-player trailer, beta details

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These links leave Siliconera. The slick production values you've come to expect from anything with the Metal Gear name attached to it seem to have remained as well, especially in this newest trailer. Fans who want to try the game before then can actually do so next week, as a beta will be available by then. Metal Gear Survive will launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 20. Read More »

DELL's Kaby Lake-G Powered XPS 15 has a MagLev Keyboard

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The entire refreshed Latitude 7000 series has two memory slots to support up to 32GB RAM and premium storage options such as two M.2 options (512GB SATA and 128GB PCIe), 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, and 512GB PCIe NVMe drives. The XPS 15 convertible has an optional Windows Hello fingerprint reader on the power button, but Dell also included an IR camera standard. Our fingers weren't impressed in practice but we'll reserve final judgement until we get to spend more time with the maglev keyboard. Read More »