• Fortnite Season 9 Map - What are the new places?
Fortnite Season 9 Map - What are the new places?

These two points of interest are easily the biggest changes in update v9.00, embracing the neo-futurism of Season 9 . The volcano has erupted, forever changing some of the most famous locations on the map. Over the past three months, players have enjoyed a pirate theme in Fortnite . Both locations have new gameplay additions as well, including ...

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  • TSMC to commence mass production of Apple A13 chips this month
TSMC to commence mass production of Apple A13 chips this month

Credit: Tom's GuideAccording to Bloomberg , Apple's A13 processor may go into mass production by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing this month. We already knew that Taiwanese chip maker TSMC will be Apples sole supplier for the upcoming A13 chipsets which will make their debut in the 2019 iPhones .

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  • Samsung Galaxy Fold has no official release date yet
Samsung Galaxy Fold has no official release date yet

The news was shared in an email sent to those that pre-ordered the phone. However, the email also reiterated (in fluffy, pseudo-positive PR terms) that the company has no updates on progress with the redesign or any estimation of a revised ship date.

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  • Proposed legislation aims to ban loot boxes in the United States
Proposed legislation aims to ban loot boxes in the United States

Along with outlawing loot boxes, these video games also would be banned from offering "pay to win" schemes, where players must spend money to access additional content or gain digital advantages over rival players. Lawmakers in Hawaii introduced four bills in February 2018 that aim to regulate the sale of video games containing loot boxes. Or any...

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  • Google renames Assistant home devices, debuts $229 Nest Hub Max
Google renames Assistant home devices, debuts $229 Nest Hub Max

Where the Nest Hub Max's hardware differs is in the addition of a camera, a larger 10-inch panel, and beefier speakers. With the launch of the Hub Max, Google is moving the Home lineup under the Nest brand and that fact has already reflected in the renaming of the original Home Hub to simply the Nest Hub .

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  • Pixel 3a camera vs 3: Identical hardware
Pixel 3a camera vs 3: Identical hardware

The new Pixel phones , Google points out, have a 3-millimeter headphone jack , a feature Apple had the "courage" to remove a couple years ago. By contrast, the Pixel 3a XL will cost $80 more, at $479, with the only difference being a larger screen size and battery.

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  • Microsoft and Unity announce HoloLens 2 Development Edition, free Azure credits
Microsoft and Unity announce HoloLens 2 Development Edition, free Azure credits

The HoloLens 2 Development Edition gives more developers a chance to start creating apps and mixed reality experiences, provided they have $3,500 or $99 per month to spare. To be notified when the HoloLens 2 Development Edition becomes available for pre-order, join the Mixed Reality Developer Program. The device has not been OK'd by the Federal...

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  • Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL launching in India on 8th May
Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL launching in India on 8th May

Finally, the report also notes that Google will unveil the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL on May 7th, at Google's I/O 2019 event. There are no official dates out yet as to when Google will unveil its mid-range smartphone segment, but, it is expected to show off the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL models next month at the Google I/O devel...

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  • OnePlus 7 series specs leaked again
OnePlus 7 series specs leaked again

The waterdrop notched screen will be offering 60 Hz refresh and it will carry support for full HD+ resolution. There's no visible fingerprint reader, either, suggesting that OnePlus is sticking with the in-display fingerprint sensor like it used in the OnePlus 6T .

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  • Google Pixel 3a leaks in new barely-purple color
Google Pixel 3a leaks in new barely-purple color

Google Pixel 3a: Expected specifications The smartphone is likely to come with a 5.6-inch OLED display and a 3000mAh battery capacity. Unfortunately, there's no word on exactly how much cheaper the Pixel 3a range will be compared to the existing Pixel 3 (£739) and Pixel 3 XL (£869).

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  • PS5 Release Won't Happen in 'Next 12 Months', Says Sony
PS5 Release Won't Happen in 'Next 12 Months', Says Sony

We're using PlayStation 5 as a short-hand title because, well, surely convention dictates that will be the device's name-but Sony could always "pull a Vita" on us and name it something different. It'll have eight cores of the seven-nanometer Zen 2 microchip. The next PS will also be having a GPU that supports ray-tracing graphics. Smithers sa...

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  • Revamped Find My iPhone app may get Tile-like item tracker
Revamped Find My iPhone app may get Tile-like item tracker

The app, which has the codename " GreenTorch " is reportedly being tested by engineers at Apple already, and will add enhanced device tracking capabilities, as well as support for tracking other items similar in concept to how Tile's devices work.

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  • Citing risks: Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says
Citing risks: Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says

The draft Order circulated by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to his colleagues today would find that China Mobile is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the China government, FCC said today. In the case of Huawei's participation in building fifth-generation wireless networks in Europe, US allies have rejected calls for outright bans, cit...

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  • Samsung releases statement on Galaxy Fold display issues
Samsung releases statement on Galaxy Fold display issues

Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The Verge's Dieter Bohn claimed his unit had a defective hinge with a "small bulge" that perhaps causes the folding screen to "slightl...

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  • Watch pro Dota 2 players take on an AI team
Watch pro Dota 2 players take on an AI team

Dota 2 is a real-time strategy game played between two teams of five players, with each player controlling a character called a "hero". However, it was not the same case for the OpenAI bots past year, where they were defeated twice by human professional players at the Dota 2 International Tournament (Ti8) in Vancouver.

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  • Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ
Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ

DOJ staffers "have told T-Mobile US and Sprint that their planned merger is unlikely to be approved as now structured", The Wall Street Journal reported today , citing people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department declined to comment. The agreement to combine the carriers, struck in April 2018, was approved by both companies' shareho...

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  • OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro expected to launch on May 14
OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro expected to launch on May 14

According to the rumours these phones are coming with pop-up selfie camera, triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 chipset and all screen display. The front camera is said to have 16 MP camera. Recently the company brought its special OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to the country running on 10GB RAM and Warp Charge. As of now, there is no confirmation...

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  • Nvidia Brings Ray Tracing to GTX Cards: Here's How to Enable It
Nvidia Brings Ray Tracing to GTX Cards: Here's How to Enable It

After all, it's not that other GPUs can't process ray tracing commands issued via DXR (an extension of the DX12 API), but more that Nvidia (and AMD, it should be noted) have - until now - decided that the effect would be too demanding for such GPUs to make enabling it at the driver level worth it.

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  • Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract
Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract

Elissa Smith, Spokesperson of the department in its statement, said that "I can confirm that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Microsoft are the companies that met the minimum requirements outlined in the RFP (Request for Proposals)". There's no word yet on whether DOD will seek to have Oracle's lawsuit dismissed. The lawsuit followed months ...

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  • White House threatens to veto Democrat-led net neutrality bill
White House threatens to veto Democrat-led net neutrality bill

The House has passed bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era " net neutrality " rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The pro-neutrality advocacy group Free Press has said investment by 13 major broadband providers increased in the two years after the FCC passed the net neutrality regulations.

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  • PlayStation Confirms All PS4 Users Can Change Their PSN ID From Today
PlayStation Confirms All PS4 Users Can Change Their PSN ID From Today

Ever since assigning myself the name GreyGamer93 on my PlayStation 3 Online account back in 2006, my body would cringe whenever anybody asked for my user ID . If you have any doubts whether your game saves, online profile and whatever else will work with the game you play all the time, be sure to consult that list.

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  • Hearing to resume next week for woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago
Hearing to resume next week for woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

Once she got to the reception desk, she allegedly changed her story, saying she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event. The agent, Samuel Ivanovich , said Zhang was removed from the property and told she could not be there.

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  • Microsoft to Release a New Batch of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow
Microsoft to Release a New Batch of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow

Microsoft will be switching Fast Ring users to Windows 10 20H1, and suggest that Insiders who want to remain on the May 2019 Update switch either to Slow Ring or Release Preview ring. Click on Windows Insider Program . This is essentially where you select the release ring you would like to join. Click the Get started button.

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  • Samsung Leak Reveals Cheaper Galaxy S10 Model
Samsung Leak Reveals Cheaper Galaxy S10 Model

The United States will be next when Verizon launches its 5G network on April 11. The individual in question 3D printed the fingerprint pattern on a transparent strip and put it on the Galaxy S10's display just above the in-display fingerprint sensor.

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  • Southwest, Delta and Three Other Airlines Experience Systemwide Outages and Delays
Southwest, Delta and Three Other Airlines Experience Systemwide Outages and Delays

An official with Delta Air Lines had apologized to a passenger stuck at Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Monday, tweeting that "we are now experiencing a System-Wide Outage we are working diligently to get it back up and running".

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  • Google Duplex now headed to non-Pixel phones and iPhones
Google Duplex now headed to non-Pixel phones and iPhones

We heard nearly nothing about Duplex besides that it would be rolling out slowly in the summer of 2018 , months before the Google Pixel 3 launched. On installing the second Android Q beta program on the Google Pixel 3 device, a new app called "PixelThemesStub" can be spotted in the app menu.

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  • Sarri set to give Hudson-Odoi first Premier League start
Sarri set to give Hudson-Odoi first Premier League start

Due to his solid display against Montenegro, many Chelsea fans have criticized Sarri for not using the player widely enough so far this term. Chelsea fans turned on Sarri during their 2-1 win at Cardiff . " That's what we both want and we have to pull in the same direction ". The two should be back to face Brighton , and Sarri has also re...

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Google's "unreleased phone" teased by company's SVP, could be Pixel 3a series

A quick check in the store confirms that the Pixel 2 is no longer available. Over the past year prices for this device have been tumbling and now there's one of the cheapest ever deals on this phone . It's unclear if this now means other online stores will follow but it seems Google wants to focus all of its attention on the Pixel 3 . The Pixel...

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  • Sony tweaks PlayStation Store refund and cancelation policy in the U.S.
Sony tweaks PlayStation Store refund and cancelation policy in the U.S.

It's hard to estimate how much subscription refunds will be docked without seeing a real-world scenario, but considering the example given uses a seven-day activation window to explain a reduced refund on a 12-month subscription - and given Sony's stringent refund history - I'd imagine the math won't be lenient.

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  • Apple shifts focus from products to services
Apple shifts focus from products to services

As expected, the iPhone maker announced a new video streaming service called Apple TV + on Monday during a special event held at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Apple made a point of differentiating its approach amid broader economic and political threats to journalism, as well as growing privacy concerns. All the content will be ava...

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