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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches November 22

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches November 22 Thanks to the success of its mobile games, Nintendo said its smart device and IP-related income was 9 billion yen during the second fiscal quarter this year. The new game will have Animal Crossing fans create a character which they can customize and then manage a campsite that they will also be able to make their own in certain ways, including setting out furniture and decorations. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T launches with 18:9 Full HD display, enhanced cameras

OnePlus 5T launches with 18:9 Full HD display, enhanced cameras OnePlus says that the phone will detect low-light situations and will switch to the secondary camera when it gets dark. One thing that has changed though is the positioning of a fingerprint scanner which can be found on the back of the phone, above the company's logo. [Full Article...]

HomePod Launch Delayed Until 'Early 2018', Says Apple

HomePod Launch Delayed Until 'Early 2018', Says Apple We'll let you know when Apple decides to release the HomePod. Now that mid November has rolled around and there isn't a HomePod in sight Apple is saying its release time table was a little off. Apple said that its smart speaker will be able to control home appliances and take basic orders. Where Apple does fall short is providing a smart experience with Siri. [Full Article...]

Tesla Is Getting Into The Big Rig Business With Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla Is Getting Into The Big Rig Business With Electric Semi-Truck The "all-electric supercar" also has a 200-kilowatt battery pack that offers 620 miles of highway driving. "When we take off, if we're at full power, we'll go Plaid, we'll go Plaid", says the Tesla employee giving the Roadster test ride. [Full Article...]

Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk

Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk The impact was greatest for single people, said Mwenya Mubanga , an author of the paper from the university's Department of Medical Sciences and the Science for Life Laboratory. Because these dogs typically need more exercise than other breeds, their owners may be more likely to meet physical activity guidelines, they say. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams to Wednesday fiance Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans ceremony

Serena Williams to Wednesday fiance Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans ceremony However, Daily Mail seems to know where the wedding will take place , they calim it will take place at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. According to DailyMail.com, guests will be banned from using their cellphones - or even bringing electronics - to the ceremony because eight-time Miami Open victor Williams has given her buddy Anna Wintour's Vogue the exclusive rights to the ... [Full Article...]

A Hitman TV Series Is Coming to Hulu

Kolstad, who's written the scripts for the first and the upcoming third John Wick films, will write the TV show's pilot episode. The new, as-yet-unnamed Hitman series is tentatively slated for a 2019 release on Hulu . The entire project will be overseen by Bert Salke, Jane Francis, and Gloria Fan, all of whom are head honchos over at Fox 21 Television Studios . If you've played any of IO I... [Full Article...]

Google update allows Google Assistant to broadcast messages via Google Home speakers

Google update allows Google Assistant to broadcast messages via Google Home speakers Users with Google Assistant can now send broadcasts, a message to people who have the Assistant in their Google Home through the Google Assistant on their phones. This will transmit the message to the user on their Google Home . "Now you don't have to wear out your voice shouting up the stairs", Google's blog post reads. [Full Article...]

GameStop hits pause on its PowerPass game subscription service

GameStop hits pause on its PowerPass game subscription service They've been told to store the material in their backrooms until further notice. Kotaku first reported the suspension of GameStop's PowerPass program. "In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free". The prominent gaming retailer has been fighting a losing battle against the increasing convenience of downloading games, a service that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One a... [Full Article...]

Researchers are claiming a cheap mask can fool iPhone X Face ID

Researchers are claiming a cheap mask can fool iPhone X Face ID At a presentation announcing iPhone X's facial recognition capabilities on September 12, almost two months before its November 3 release, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said engineering teams developed artificial intelligence to help the product distinguish between real owners and masks. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Has Green Line Display Problem

We've recently covered a number of issues which affect some of the new iPhone X devices, such as problems with the speaker , and the dreaded green line along the edge of the display. At the time, Apple outlined a temporary fix for the problem on its website. A user on Twitter wrote: " Green line of death ", with a skull emoji. [Full Article...]

Dash Charging Is Better Than Wireless Charging - OnePlus

Dash Charging Is Better Than Wireless Charging - OnePlus OnePlus believes that its " Dash Charging " is better than wireless charging hence, it made a decision to forego including wireless charging. Hence, the existing wireless charging technology is incapable of charging smartphones quickly. It should be easy but there is a correct way and position to efficiently charge a smartphone with wireless charging. Needless to say, it's recommended to take th... [Full Article...]

Facebook asks for nude photos from Australian users to combat 'revenge porn'

Experts in the field have welcomed the initiative but have warned that it will only tackle the problem on Facebook and its associated sites, WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook has already gives users the option to report revenge porn , and will remove pictures and block the person who uploaded them from future sharing. [Full Article...]

Apple tipped to launch standalone AR headset in 2019

Apple tipped to launch standalone AR headset in 2019 The new operating system - dubbed "rOS" for "reality operating system" - is based on iOS, but Apple is far from finalizing how users will control the device, investigating voice control through Siri, head gestures and touch panels as possibilities. [Full Article...]

New iPad 2018 model tipped with iPhone X facial recognition tech

They asked not to be identified talking about private product development. The flagship iPad will feature Apple's new Face ID technology which will be used to unlock the device, to send animated emojis, and also to make payments through Apple Pay. [Full Article...]

Facebook is asking for nude photos to fight revenge porn

Facebook is asking for nude photos to fight revenge porn Grant sought to allay concerns of users about what Facebook would do with the photos they upload. The publication reports that Australia is one in four countries taking part in this "cutting-edge technology". "I literally recover deleted images from computer systems all day - off disk and out of system memory". A team of specially trained representatives from Facebook's community opera... [Full Article...]

Baa-rack! Sheep recognise Obama from photo

Past research has shown that horses, dogs, and even mockingbirds can discern between individuals of other species. "This current study adds an interesting new ability to the surprising wide repertoire of behaviour of sheep". The sheep picked the celebrity's face eight times out of 10. In these initial tests, the sheep were shown the faces from the front, but to test how well they recognised the ... [Full Article...]

Users Are Reporting Xbox One X Problems

Users Are Reporting Xbox One X Problems Over 100 games, including Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin's Creed Origins , and Middle-earth: Shadow of War have released (or will release within the week) Xbox One X Enhanced updates to support the new 4k resolution. 'About 20 minutes in, my console just went dark. Odell Beckham Jr . seen at World's Most Powerful Console Xbox One X Worldwide Launch at the Fifth Ave. [Full Article...]

Uber signs deal with NASA to develop flying taxis by 2020

Uber signs deal with NASA to develop flying taxis by 2020 Today, Holden said Uber is still looking to start testing flying taxi services by 2020, first Los Angeles, and then in the Dallas-Fort Worth area-both of which are home to worldwide airports. Flying cars in Los Angeles won't just be something dreamed up by Hollywood movie studios if Uber has its way. "Our target, and this is ambitious but I think it's very achievable, is to make this less expe... [Full Article...]

Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages

Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages It says during the test many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after this people's behaviour normalised. The average tweet length in Japanese is just 15 characters. Long-form tweeting is now the standard for everyone, and the changes are in the process of rolling out to all users. "As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially cha... [Full Article...]


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