Widespread Google Home and Chromecast outages reported, fix on way

28 Jun, 2018

Try saying "Hey, Google" to your device and you will receive a reply in no time saying, "there was a glitch, try again in a few seconds" or something like "sorry, something went wrong, try again in a few seconds". In several cases, users first noticed the problem because the speakers had failed to play a wake-up alarm. As it would be nearly impossible to ignore all of the comments online from customers who are experiencing downtime, Google has acknowledged the issue and states that a fix ...


Nintendo Created a Cardboard-Style Switch You Can't Buy

27 Jun, 2018

The Nintendo Labo Creators Contest starts on July 19 and runs through August 20. Nintendo is happy to announce the categories for the second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest*: "Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage" and "Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument".


Apple rolls out public beta version of iOS 12 with Memoji feature

27 Jun, 2018

Announced at the beginning of June, packed with new features , speed improvements and tools to help prevent smartphone addiction, iOS 12 is shaping up to be one of the best iOS updates in the last few years. If you have a spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch , then you can easily download the public beta and try it now for free. But if you do want to download it on your main device, do not forget to back it up first - you do not want to lose your precious data.


Woman allegedly calls police on 8-year-old black girl selling water

26 Jun, 2018

Jordan was selling water bottles outside the family's apartment building - directly across from AT&T Stadium - in hopes of catching thirsty San Francisco Giants fans. "The whole world gonna see you, boo". While the HuffPost said it did reach out to the mother, she said otherwise on Instagram , where her handle is laddesowavy.


Apple Is Reportedly Working on High-End Airpods & Over-Ear Headphones

26 Jun, 2018

Apple is also looking to increase the distance that AirPods can function away from an iPhone or iPad. The new and improved AirPods will likely be a bit more expensive than existing models, allowing Apple to segment the product line in the same way it does the iPhone.


Governor, Finance chair don't support internet sales tax

26 Jun, 2018

Today, the retail giant collects taxes in every state that has a sales tax. If the sales tax is now being collected, it will be important for states either to drop the use tax or to make sure that there is no double taxation in some other way.


Instagram launches IGTV with videos up to one hour long

24 Jun, 2018

IGTV creators will also be able to post their content to Facebook Watch , which could help them reach more people and of course, help Facebook's efforts with the feature. Previously, all Instagram users had to share pictures and clips via the smartphone app. There will be a standalone IGTV app , as well as an IGTV experience built into the Instagram app, where it can be accessed via a dedicated section.


Apple's AirPower charging mat could launch in September

24 Jun, 2018

While we may find wireless chargers across major shops and offices in a few years from now, there are still plenty of other scenarios where you would need to have a charging port on your device for charging purposes. Unlike existing wireless chargers, however, AirPower was to be something different. The company's solution is unique because it can charge three devices at a time.


Verizon and AT&T decide to stop selling your location to third parties

22 Jun, 2018

The case also spurred FCC rules that would have required carriers to obtain consent for selling their customers' wireless location data. That changed in May, when it was revealed that anyone could access real-time location data about any phone in the US, thanks to LocationSmart.


Disney and Nintendo partner for a Nintendo Switch TV show

22 Jun, 2018

Confirmed demos at the GameTrucks include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze , Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , Mario Tennis Aces and Super Mario Odyssey . Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be featured on the Disney Channel and Disney XD, and streamed on the DisneyNOW app this summer. While this may sound a bit surprising, Disney has actually made a pretty big push to have eSports on its networks lately.


Fortnite Already Has 2 Million Players on Nintendo Switch

22 Jun, 2018

Players of the popular survival game Fortnite are complaining to Sony that they can not use the same accounts on different consoles. While it certainly has the numbers to sustain a good experience for its paid PlayStation Network subscribers, it's doing a disservice to games and their communities in the long run with its anti cross-platform position.


50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

21 Jun, 2018

The Event Pass sounds very similar, in theory, to Fortnite's Battle Pass . And it announced good news for those thinking of checking it out for the first time: "To celebrate the milestone, PUBG will be discounted for the first time on Steam starting today for a limited time, priced at $19.99, welcoming new fans to join the worldwide gaming phenomenon".


Oppo Find X Ditches Display Notch With Motorized Pop-Up Camera System

21 Jun, 2018

The OPPO Find X is now officially unveiled at an event held in Paris, France. OPPO's Find X is a almost bezel-less handset with a slider mechanism which gives it a futuristic look. Some of you might already be raising an eyebrow, but OPPO states that the mechanism is quite durable, tested in its labs and rated for at least 300,000 actuations.


Oppo Find X price and release date revealed

20 Jun, 2018

While the pop-up mechanism is no doubt intriguing, it would be prone to breaking after a few [inevitable] drops - especially if you drop the device with the camera module in the open position. As such, you will not find a traditional fingerprint reader on this device. Instead, for those who need their biometric fix, you'll be forced to used the face recognition feature - which Oppo is calling O-Face.


United States lawmakers, first lady call for end to migrant family separations

18 Jun, 2018

The president has repeatedly blamed the policy on Democrats, citing an unspecified law that he says requires children to be taken from parents who cross the border illegally. Trump's trusted advisor then called on Congress to have a larger discussion surrounding family separation. He said that Democrats have blocked legislation that would deport gang members and are in favor of sanctuary cities that limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.


Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 launching this month with Intel processor

18 Jun, 2018

Last year's Samsung Chromebook Plus was an excellent premium Chromebook with a dazzling screen, solid build and compelling features. Alanna Cotton , Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America said about the launch "Today's consumers want to be able to maximise their communication while also expressing their creativity wherever they are, and the new Samsung Chromebook Plus fulfils that need".


Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police to access devices

16 Jun, 2018

Though you'll still be able to charge a phone without tapping in a password , you'll now need one to pull data off it via that port. Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted to used "brute force" in order to unlock the iPhone 5c, and wanted Apple to write a code, which would let the agency have unlimited attempts at unlocking the phone without being locked out.


FIFA WC 2018: Russian Federation beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener

16 Jun, 2018

For the next month, die-hard and casual fans will want to get as much information about their favorite teams and players, whether or not their country is actually playing (for the record, the USA did not qualify in this edition). And the Saudi goalkeeper was beaten again in the fourth minute of stoppage-time, Golovin adding to his two assists with a curling free-kick that left brought the home fans to their feet once again.


Intel is working on discrete graphics cards of its own production

15 Jun, 2018

It's also worth noting that this isn't technically Intel's first foray into discrete graphics; the dipped its toes with Larrabee , which shuttered in 2020. Considering the fact that the company is launching the GPU in 2020 (1 and half year due), it looks like the project was started before the arrival of Raja Koduri and Raja Koduri might continue to work on an already existing project.


Sony's Cross-Play Policies Are Hurting Fortnite Players on Nintendo Switch

15 Jun, 2018

When attempting to log-in with a PS4-created Epic Games account on the Switch, they are met with this response: "This Fortnite account is associated with a platform which does not allow it to operate on Switch". We doubt this will appease furious Fortnite fans who are lambasting Sony over its unwillingness to partake in cross-play with other consoles. It's been roughly 16 months since the Nintendo Switch launched and there's still no sight of Netflix or Youtube, but that will change in ...


Microsoft Will Reportedly Launch Next-Gen Xbox in 2020

14 Jun, 2018

Phil Spencer , Microsoft Executive President of Gaming, has yet to officially announce any word on the "Scarlett" project, though did state they are now " deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles ". The reports claim that Microsoft is working on a "family of devices". "The company's new gaming cloud division started at the end of past year, which is essentially Microsoft's version of 'Netflix for video games".


Cyberpunk 2077 Promises Stunning Character Creation, Male or Female

14 Jun, 2018

After the debut of the first major Cyberpunk 2077 trailer during E3 2018 , CD Projekt Red devs provided various press outlets with access to almost an hour of gameplay action. As you progress, you'll develop skills in urban warfare and network hacking, as well as modify your body with cyberware like infra-red eyes or neural reflex boosters.


New Trailer for SpectreVision & Ubisoft Montreal’s TRANSFERENCE Unveiled at E3

14 Jun, 2018

Transference is slated to launch in Fall 2018 on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Created to merge Hollywood quality film & scriptwriting with gameplay, Transference is a first-person exploration game which will be released on PSVR, Occulus and Vive as well as standard consoles.


The most exciting games from Square Enix's E3 showcase

14 Jun, 2018

If you are expecting new screenshots or a release date for the remake of Final Fantasy VII , unfortunately, Square Enix has chosen to put completely aside the return of Cloud. Some fans have been quick to draw comparison's to FromSoftware's Dark Souls series, but based on second-glance, we aren't quick to draw those conclusions ourselves.


Raccoon captivates internet with Minnesota skyscraper climb - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

14 Jun, 2018

The raccoon was first spotted on a ledge Tuesday morning. There wasn't much St Paul Animal Control could do because a rescue mission would be too unsafe for both the raccoon and the workers. It moved to the neighbouring UBS Tower, and started climbing up, not down. On a window ledge on the 22nd floor, it paused to rest. The raccoon is now about 20 stories up.



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