• Bungie to self-publish Destiny after shock Activision split
Bungie to self-publish Destiny after shock Activision split

The original story follows below. Not only did they announce their split from Activision, but they also acquired the rights to the Destiny franchise . Here's to you, to us, and to all of the adventures that await in 2019. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope.

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  • Mobile US launches Caller Verification to help protect customers from scams
Mobile US launches Caller Verification to help protect customers from scams

Call Verified is free for T-Mobile customers. That's why T-Mobile, today, announced a new tool to fight all the spam and give phone owners a little bit more peace of mind. T-Mobile, the so-called un-carrier, is further differentiating itself from the crowd by being the first carrier to launch caller verification using the STIR and SHAKEN stand...

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  • Google Assistant Lock Screen to be Available on Android Devices
Google Assistant Lock Screen to be Available on Android Devices

With a private beta already underway, Sonso wants to scale up the beta test to thousands of homes after CES . It did say that the beta testing would begin previous year, however, so we're hopeful that it won't be too much longer to wait. And it's really similar to what Amazon is doing with the Alexa Connect Kit . The Assistant works with mor...

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  • The Yoshi's Crafted World Release Date Is March 29, 2019
The Yoshi's Crafted World Release Date Is March 29, 2019

And now the previously announced 3DS port, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn , has a release date of March 8th and some extra details, announced spontaneously on this Tuesday night. There's also new furniture to personalize Kirby's Pad, and a new Devilish mode if you breeze through the game too easily the first time. The game has a handcrafted look, as we...

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  • AMD officially unveils the 7 nm Radeon VII high-end gaming GPUs
AMD officially unveils the 7 nm Radeon VII high-end gaming GPUs

TEAM RED AMD has shown off the Radeon Vega II , the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, and offered up some details on its incoming Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs. The company's new Radeon VII GPU is its second generation Vega Graphics core, with features like Async Compute, Rapid Packed Math and Shader Intrinsics.

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  • Samsung says Bixby will soon work with Google Maps, YouTube
Samsung says Bixby will soon work with Google Maps, YouTube

Alexa seems to occupy a more exclusive smart home presence than Google, which has managed to ship quite a few of its Google Home devices, especially the Google Home Mini. Using the Google Assistant more is what Google wants. It's simple. By putting Google Assistant everywhere, it is going to get more people interested in using the Google Assis...

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  • Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana's Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover
Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana's Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover

Elsewhere in Build 18309 of the Win 10 Insider Preview, Microsoft is adding its streamlined PIN reset experience to all versions of Windows 10, while also pushing people towards password-less sign-on options with the expansion of Windows 10 phone number accounts across all versions of Win 10.

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  • Mad Box Console Has PlayStation 5, Xbox Two In Its Sights
Mad Box Console Has PlayStation 5, Xbox Two In Its Sights

Communicating with Variety , Bell said Slightly Mad will allow " Games from all developers, old and new" on the console, saying "The "new" possibly being many of those that benefit from our completely free development engine". Slightly Mad Studios isn't necessarily a household name, especially in most parts of the world. His company's vision...

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  • CenturyLink identifies issue that caused nationwide outage
CenturyLink identifies issue that caused nationwide outage

The 911 outage hit some populous areas, including Portland, Oregon , and western parts of Washington state, Missouri , Idado and Arizona , according to reports. Among those also affected by the outage was Central Oregon's largest medical care provider, where phones stopped working at 2 a.m. Thursday. "We apologize for the disruption".

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  • How to Create a Doom Map of Your House Using a Roomba
How to Create a Doom Map of Your House Using a Roomba

The name of the hack? Rich Whitehouse , a game developer and designer, recently debuted Doomba , which uses Roomba 980 robot vacuums to create different levels of Doom , a first-person shooter video game, Polygon reported . "Some will say that it's pointless, but I have faith in my heart that the Dark Lord will wipe these people from the ...

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  • Huawei's annual smartphone shipments exceed 200 million units
Huawei's annual smartphone shipments exceed 200 million units

The Nova 4, meanwhile, is Huawei's first phone with a camera hole display, the same kind of screen design that Samsung will use for the Galaxy S10 next year. According to Huawei , they have shipped over 16 million units of the Huawei P20 series since its launch in March. The Huawei Mate 20 smartphones come with the most powerful and so...

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  • Amazon Echo Share Will Drop Below Two-Thirds in 2019
Amazon Echo Share Will Drop Below Two-Thirds in 2019

Among other takeaways from eMarketer's forecast: Amazon is also starting to face tougher competition in this space from an ascendant Google, which will capture 31 percent of all smart speaker users next year. Despite the range of things a smart speaker can be used for, listening to music or other things is still the primary function. Altogether...

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  • Samsung Galaxy A8s arrives for pre-order, costs less than $450
Samsung Galaxy A8s arrives for pre-order, costs less than $450

So, in particular, the Samsung Galaxy A8s smartphone is now available for pre-orders in China in the basic version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage memory for 3000 yuan (about $450). "'Take bright pictures even in very dark conditions" says another code. According to XDA Developers , who decompiled the Samsung Camera APK on the Galaxy ...

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  • Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Mini
Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Mini

The only option for 2018 iPad Pro owners who want a replacement is to return their unit within the standard 14-day return window. Apple's long neglect of the iPad mini will come to an end in 2019, reports out of China suggest, as part of sweeping changes to the Cupertino firm's more affordable tablets rumored to kick off in the new year.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Rumoured to come with 1TB storage
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Rumoured to come with 1TB storage

Rumours about this device have been swirling around the web for months with many expecting Samsung to reveal a phone that includes a bezel-free design, triple rear camera and fingerprint scanner that will be embedded under the display. Nonetheless, let's check out what kind of hardware specs Galaxy F will feature under the hood so that we can see...

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  • Please Enjoy These Marvel Stuntmen Doing 'Super Smash Bros.' In Real Life
Please Enjoy These Marvel Stuntmen Doing 'Super Smash Bros.' In Real Life

Williams and company chose to play games together on mute so as not to "bother anyone". Jovante M. Williams and his friends were doing what most gamers would have enjoyed over the weekend: a friendly night of Super Smash Bros . He reiterated how they just wanted to play Smash and were pleasantly surprised by how the two police officers reacte...

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  • Project Stream testers get free copy of AC: Odyssey
Project Stream testers get free copy of AC: Odyssey

The Project Stream test concludes January 15 and is only open to United States residents at this time. To get in on the offer, make sure you have Google Chrome installed and head over to this website . If you get an invite to the test, you'll have until January 15 to try it out and play Odyssey to your heart's content. Your saves and in-game i...

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  • Kingdom Hearts III Leaks Making Rounds Online, Prompting Statement From Tetsuya Nomura
Kingdom Hearts III Leaks Making Rounds Online, Prompting Statement From Tetsuya Nomura

The trailer is rather brief, as it's created to be screened in Japanese movie theaters before the game's released. Mods on the Kingdom Hearts subreddit are threatening to ban players who ask for copies of the leak or post links to sites with the leaks.

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  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate weekly events: Spirits & More
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate weekly events: Spirits & More

Nintendo released the patch notes for the new update to Smash Ultimate , which you can read below. The tweaks introduced in the patch make it so that finding a match with the preferred rules is prioritized. While these are welcome adjustments, the rest of the patch has left players guessing what the hell exactly was changed. For one , the diff...

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  • Apple Warns of Serious Consequences if iPhones Get Banned
Apple Warns of Serious Consequences if iPhones Get Banned

Qualcomm was quick to declare victory in the aftermath of the ruling, though Apple countered with some cold water. In a statement to Reuters , Apple said, "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", they will provide an update to all the infringed devices.

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  • OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Could Retail For More Than RM3300 In Malaysia
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Could Retail For More Than RM3300 In Malaysia

Both phones also run Android 9 Pie overlaid with the OxygenOS UI, however, the McLaren Edition does have some exclusive McLaren-inspired software animations. The company said it a press statement that this technology was introduced to the Formula 1 auto design. OnePlus in a statement said that over six Formula 1 cars' worth of carbon fibr...

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  • As another Google+ API bug surfaces, Google expedites impending shutdown
As another Google+ API bug surfaces, Google expedites impending shutdown

Of course, Google+'s "low usage" also played a part in the decision to wrap things up for the social network as well. It's estimated that upwards of 52 million users were affected by this leak. "We understand that our ability to build reliable products that protect your data drives user trust", David Thacker, vice president of product management ...

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  • Dauntless Heads to Consoles and Epic Games Store
Dauntless Heads to Consoles and Epic Games Store

Dauntless will support cross-platform play between PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Nintendo Switch , and mobile devices, with progression, customization, and purchases reflected in all versions. On any platform that you might log into via your Dauntless account, all progression and items will carry over. CEO of Phoenix Labs, Jesse Houston, tal...

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  • [H]ardOCP: CS:GO Goes Free-To-Play and Adds Battle Royale Mode
[H]ardOCP: CS:GO Goes Free-To-Play and Adds Battle Royale Mode

Find equipment, money, and watch the skies for special deliveries. Carry a hostage to the rescue zone to earn a cash bonus. Once you have earned 250 XP you will unlock the Souvenir MP5-SD. New mode Danger Zone's page makes it sound speedy compared to other battle royales too. Each Danger Zone match lasts about ten minutes. One of the exclus...

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  • Google accepts Microsoft’s shift to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t
Google accepts Microsoft’s shift to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t

Chromium is the foundation of Google Chrome , though the open source project is distinct from the company-owned browser. Microsoft says a preview build of the new Chromium-based Edge will be available "in early 2019", but was not quite ready to share an exact release date or timetable.

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  • Google launches audio news feed
Google launches audio news feed

Going beyond a simple flash briefing of the day's headlines catered to some general categories of interest, a full AI algorithm borrowed from Google News will deliver audio content that it thinks you will want to hear. The intention is that end users will be able to listen to news during their morning routines. The briefing will start with short ...

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  • Huawei Nova 4 teased online ahead of December 17 launch in China
Huawei Nova 4 teased online ahead of December 17 launch in China

It reads out " REAL GALAXY " and shows off the Galaxy A8s with its Infinity-O display along with the date December 10 at the bottom. Background: The Huawei Nova 4 actually surfaced in a teaser a while back, while it also appeared in real life images a couple of days ago as well.

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  • Epic's final Fortnite Season 7 teaser hints at airplanes and ice-climbing
Epic's final Fortnite Season 7 teaser hints at airplanes and ice-climbing

Battle Pass owners can start building on their own private Creative Mode islands on Thursday, and they can invite their friends (Battle Pass or no) in to play as well. It's great to see that Epic Games is supporting Fortnite to this degree. The Epic Games Store is opening soon to all game developers and it's launching a massive challenge to...

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  • Tumblr Will Be Permanently Banning All Adult Content Soon
Tumblr Will Be Permanently Banning All Adult Content Soon

Blogs that have been either self-flagged or flagged by us as "explicit" per our old policy and before December 17, 2018 will still be overlaid with a content filter when viewing these blogs directly. "We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community", said Jeff D'Onofrio, Tumblr's...

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  • Samsung and Verizon Will Release a 5G Smartphone in 2019
Samsung and Verizon Will Release a 5G Smartphone in 2019

An illustration depicted in the patent filing shows a Galaxy device with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the display. The key in question may be textured so as to differentiate from the volume-down button and minimize the chances of users accidentally pressing one instead of the other, which was a common complaint aimed against all of Samsung's...

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