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Technology Sat Aug 18 2018 01:10:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Google looks set to increase its footprint in the smart speaker market with a new and as-yet-unannounced Amazon Echo Show-likeGoogle Home device that has a touch screen built in. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]
Now that Blizzard has officially unveiled Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch, we've now learned that the game will come with specially designed items made exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, including items from The Legend of Zelda.
Gone Home is coming to Switch via the Nintendo eShop on August 23, publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer The Fullbright Company announced. Watch the Gone home for Switch Announcement Trailer: The first-person story exploration game is current
It's rather important to secure cloud-based AI systems, especially when they they use sensitive data like photos or medical records. To date, though, that hasn't been very practical -- encrypting the data can render machine learning
Sony has another big game sale underway for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners, offering some major game titles with major discounts. The sale is available to all PlayStation owners, but PlayStation Plus subscribers get greater discounts than non
NVIDIA's SHIELD TV hasn't been getting any younger, but it's still the Android TV box to have. It was available for $139 last month, but for one day only. Best Buy currently has the same deal (okay, it's an extra 99 cents), and you can get a controll
Action Squad Studios has released the first combat gameplay footage from their upcoming tactical RPG Iron Danger. Check Out the Iron Danger First Pre-Alpha Combat Gameplay: In the video, player characters enter the fray with a group of Northlanders;
One of the only major issues with the Android release of Fortnite was that, initially, it was only available for Samsung's Android line of smart devices, but now Fortnite is expanding beyond just Samsung's line and more Android devices are able to su
Pandora Premium and Deezer are now available on Google Home speakers, in addition to other audio devices that have Google Assistant built-in. Pandora Premium and Deezer are now available on Google Home speakers, in addition to other audio devices tha
Motherboard's Matthew Gault provides another possibility for how OpenAI's bots managed to beat professional human players in two consecutive games of Data 2. Gault argues that "it was only possible thanks to significant guardrails and an inhuman adva
Initially spotted in macOS 11.14 beta 6, the Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant will gain new powers to migrate accounts, documents, emails, contacts, and calendars from certain apps. Here are the details. [ Continue reading this over at Redmond
Sega has released the third in its series of Shenmue I & II trailers exploring the basics of the Shenmue saga with Ryo Hazuki English voice actor Corey Marshall. This time, it focuses on the combat systems and different mini-games players ca
Valve, which runs digital game distribution platform Steam, has launched Steam.tv, a video streaming portal that could be direct competition to Twitch and YouTube. Steam.tv is currently showing Dota 2's The International, with no option to watch any
We've heard the community's questions, and we're ready to pose them to our esteemed guests tonight on the GameSpace Game Show! Join hosts, Steven, Bowman and Ralph as we chat with Brad McQuaid and Chris Perkins from Visionary Realms about all things
It's been a while since I defragged years, probably, because these days for a number of reasons computers don't really need to. But perhaps it is we who need to defrag. And what better way to defrag your brain after a long week than by watching the s
Microsoft expects to deliver smaller monthly quality updates starting with the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows Server, according to an announcement this week.
E-Line Media has released a 47-minute swim-through video of the ocean in its upcoming underwater exploration and adventure game Beyond Blue. Check Out the Beyond Blue ‘Underwater Relaxation’ Video: The E3 2018-announced title is s
From now until August 26, you can have a chance to bring home a little something from the Happiest Place on Earth. And by little something, I mean a People Mover. Or a Doombuggy. Or an actual animatronic parrot from one of the iconic attractions of D
BlackBerry prides itself on making its version of the Android software it provides to licensees, safe and secure. To that end, it has been pretty good on updating its Android handsets with the most recent security updates. Today, it has started pushi
Pokemon Go has flourished in recent months, thanks in no small part to the many substantial updates that Niantic has rolled out since the year began. Few updates have had quite as big an impact as research tasks though, bringing added depth to the ga
Netflix confirms "test"; video ads appear with a "but first, check out..." prompt. Enlarge (credit: Netflix) Netflix has confirmed a major change to its video-streaming service, effective as of this week for at least some users: video ads for other N
Vestaria Saga, the September 2016-released freeware PC game developed by Japanese studio Vestaria Project, is coming west via Steam in 2019, publisher Dangen Entertainment announced. Watch the Vestaria Saga English Announcement Trailer: A free demo w
The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, Reuters reported Friday, citing three people briefed on the cas
NASA has published an update on its Opportunity rover, which fell silent after losing power during the ongoing Mars dust storm. The space agency reveals what may happen next, including what it would take to get the rover back in action. Though it rem
When it comes to heat in our Solar System, Mercury takes the top crown, at least as far as planets are concerned. You wouldn't last more than a few seconds on Mercury's surface, with temperatures topping 800 degrees Fahrenheit on the Sun-facing side
Star Wars' latest animated series, Rebels, ended its four-season run this spring -- but fans didn't have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last was set between the prequels and original trilogy, Sta
August is the first company that comes to mind when it comes to smart locks, but how good is the Smart Lock Pro?The smart home is getting smarter, but not everyone wants to completely do away with their old systems. For example, while there are plent
THQ Nordic has announced the acquisition of the cherished video games series Timesplitters and Second Sight. The agreement sees THQ Nordic become the owners of the intellectual property and the rights to create videogames based on the brands. Largely
Over the past few weeks, details have emerged about Google's upcoming products for China. After largely exiting the country eight year ago, Google is now working on a censored news application and search engine for Chinese users. Many have spoken out
Low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch). The small file size downloads fast and is easy to share online. Plus, you can get a lot of these images on a memory card. But
With Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate set to launch on the Nintendo Switch at the end of the month, folks eager to learn how the game plays on the new hardware can try out a trio of hunts right now courtesy of a freshly launched demo.
The Google Chromecastis set to receive a hardware update soon. This new Chromecast is likely to look similar or identical to the old one, but inside it will feature a better WiFi antenna and Bluetooth support. The new device went through the FCC with
The Blackout beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will begin on September 10 on PlayStation 4 with other platforms to follow, publisher Activision and developer Treyarch announced. As previously detailed, Blackout is a new battle royale-style mode f
Come together with Coca-Cola to experience "The Making of a Tomb Raider." Square Enix and Coca-Cola are teaming up to celebrate the upcoming game release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This special promotion will include a unique in-cinema experience
If you've been looking for some more music to add to your library, Google Play Music is once again offering free albums. Chances are that not all will be to your tastes, but we've got a wide variety to choose from this time around. Here's the list: G
Even though the Starz series may have wrapped up, Bruce Campbell has confirmed that he will be voicing Ash in a brand new Evil Dead game that's currently in development. Thus, giving sullen fans a reason to become excited once again.
Announcements from Bandai Namco, THQ Nordic, more.It seems like the organisers of Gamescom 2018 have graduated from the renowned School of Geoff Keighley, as theyre bigging up some World Premieres set to debut during the Cologne conventions opening c
Rune, the open-world viking RPG previously titled Rune: Ragnarok from Human Head Studios, will launch via Steam Early Access in September, the company announced. Check Out the Rune ‘Flicker of Light’ Trailer: A beta will begin on
Now that the Galaxy Note 9 is finally out, you can fully ignore it for a couple of months, as a bunch of new Android flagships are supposed to arrive soon. The Pixel 3 series is one of them, but the phone will offer the same kind of specs and perform
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Amazon is developing a new device that records live TV, working around cable providers and encroaching on TiVo's market, according to a person familiar with the plans. The device, dubbed "Frank" ins
Rene Ritchie, writing at iMore: This is basically the best worst kept secret in technology. Best, because Apple never tells anyone. Worst, because, since iPhone 5, Apple has announced every new iPhone during a special event held the first or second T
Supermassive lining up Gamescom reveal?Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has trademarked a title called Shattered State, and with Gamescom 2018 right around the corner, wed bank on some kind of reveal coinciding with the Cologne-based conventio
Infuse Studio has announced Spirit of the North, a third-person adventure game coming first to PlayStation 4. Watch the Spirit of the North Reveal Trailer: Here is an overview of the game, via its official website: About Spirit of the North Spirit of
The Volvo XC40 is the newest and smallest addition to the Swedish automaker's SUV lineup. It arrives at the perfect time for Volvo, as the luxury compact SUV segment evolves in the US. The XC40 is a tasteful, high-quality and exceptionally well-packa
The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new report. The issue revolves around Messenger and its encrypted chats feature, which users can manually enable for speci
Popular iOS Twitter client, Leaf, has announced today that the app will no longer be getting updates. With the announcement, the developer iPlop, and app designer Surenix have shed some light on what they’ve been working on, but will ultima
With Alexa's latest skill, users can now ask the digital assistant to show them recorded security camera footage on their Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV or Fire tablet. Currently, the skill is supported by Alexa-enabled cameras from Ring, Arl