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Half-Life games are now all free until Half

Half-Life games are now all free until Half The preceding Half-Life titles were immensely popular on release, and Valve often discounts them during its Steam sales, too. Valve has announced that it is celebrating the impending release of Half-Life: Alyx by making the whole of the preceding franchise free to download and play - until the new VR-only game is released. [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince Behind Bezos' Phone Hack

Saudi Crown Prince Behind Bezos' Phone Hack According to Bloomberg, these suspicions were premised on the fact that Bezos owns the Washington Post , which has written critical stories about United States president Donald Trump. Bezos and Mohammed reportedly exchanged phone numbers at a dinner in Los Angeles during the Saudi leader's 2018 tour of the U.S. The Washington Post , which is owned by Bezos, reported previous year that the... [Full Article...]

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now available

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now available The Chromium foundation, however, gives Edge access both to Microsoft's list of curated plugins as well as the vast array of extensions available via Google's Chrome Web Store, which offers far more flexibility than the old Edge ever did. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will have up to 16GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will have up to 16GB of RAM Meanwhile, Apple also announced the six versions of the iPhone 12 before the year ended. This is the 20+ variant of the phone, so Samsung has chose to drop the secondary front-facing depth sensor it used past year. Samsung is set to unveil the S20 during a live-streamed keynote next. According to some reports, Samsung Galaxy S20 + 5G is expected to house a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED dis... [Full Article...]

How to get new DLC Pokemon in Sword & Shield without buying it

How to get new DLC Pokemon in Sword & Shield without buying it While trying to find out what is going on, they work together to help save other Pokemon from mystery dungeons . The new game is called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX , and it arrives on the Nintendo Switch on March 6, 2020. [Full Article...]

Sony Reveals Vision-S Electric Concept At 2020 CES

Sony Reveals Vision-S Electric Concept At 2020 CES No one was expecting Sony's progress towards mobility especially at the time when the competition in the consumer electronics segment has hotter up. But then Sony went ahead and unveiled an electric auto. Sony surprised everyone by announcing a self-driving auto at CES 2020 , the world's biggest tech show. [Full Article...]

LG talks about 'real' 8K

LG talks about 'real' 8K Unveiled at CES 2020, the new LG OLED TVs - and new 8K and 4K LG NanoCell LCD TVs - are created to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that bring movies, sports and video games to life. [Full Article...]

New lithium-sulfur batteries could keep a phone charged for five days

New lithium-sulfur batteries could keep a phone charged for five days Researchers at Australian university have developed a battery which will keep the smartphone charged for five days or provide power to an electric auto for 1,000 kilometres. Prototype cells have been manufactured by German R&D partners of the university called Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology. The first testing will take place in Australia early this year. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for Monday night from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for Monday night from Cape Canaveral After tonight SpaceX plans to launch three more missions this month - two more taking Starlink payloads, and another testing its Crew Dragon capsule, which has been created to transport astronauts to and from Low Eart Orbit, on Friday, weather permitting. [Full Article...]

Evidence suggests Apple is ready to get rid of the iPhone's notch

Evidence suggests Apple is ready to get rid of the iPhone's notch Both of the new devices, aptly dubbed the iPhone SE 2, will reportedly come equipped with an LCD display as opposed to Apple's more expensive OLED display - a difference that will likely lower the price significantly. Rumours also suggest that the 2020 lineup of iPhones will offer multiple display sizes ranging from 5.5-inches to 6.7-inches. Apple has registered a patent in December 2019 w... [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces games with gold for January 2020

Microsoft announces games with gold for January 2020 Batman: The Telltale Series will be joining Shards of Darkness as the Xbox One's second free game, and it's worth noting that this isn't just the first episode of the episodic game that's free - instead, all five episodes are included in this Games with Gold offering, so you'll get the complete experience. [Full Article...]

Sony files patent for new PlayStation controller

Sony files patent for new PlayStation controller The attachment's goal is extremely similar in theory to the new buttons proposed in the patent , which indicates Sony might want to make DualShock 4 controllers compatible with the new console once it is out. In addition, the focus on personalization is an interesting route for Sony , and could point towards more accessible designs for peripherals for PlayStation 5 . [Full Article...]

Russia Successfully Tests Own Intranet; Disconnects From The Internet

Russia Successfully Tests Own Intranet; Disconnects From The Internet The test results of the unplugged internet will now be presented to the Russian President Vladimir Putin . The ministry said that the drills are aimed at ensuring the "integrity" of the internet. This is especially as ICANN and key internet servers remain based in the USA and increasingly vulnerable to United States protectionist interests under Donald Trump's presidency, one that has seen ... [Full Article...]

ToTok is a spying tool used by the United Arab Emirates

ToTok is a spying tool used by the United Arab Emirates Google and Apple have already removed ToTok from the Play Store and App Store , respectively, although the app will continue to work on devices on which it is installed, until deleted by users. On Thursday, Google removed the app followed by Apple on Friday. A US intelligence assessment also linked ToTok to Pax AI, an Abu Dhabi-based data mining firm. [Full Article...]

J.J. Abrams Tells ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Critics That "They’re Right"

J.J. Abrams Tells ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Critics That This post and its comments section will contain Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers. With the fan reception not necessarily the most positive, it's hard to image Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will achieve the same amount of repeat-viewings that The Force Awakens enjoyed in 2015. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S11 to Feature 108MP Camera With 5X Optical Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S11 to Feature 108MP Camera With 5X Optical Zoom However, the Korea Herald also jumped on the speculation bandwagon earlier this month stating the handset is expected to cost $850 and will be unveiled sometime in February. These are rumored to include the addition of active noise cancelation and possibly improvements to battery life. While the punch-hole is certainly a less obstructive upgrade from the notch, there are still compromises: w... [Full Article...]

Apple, Amazon, and Google form truce on voice tech

Apple, Amazon, and Google form truce on voice tech It's hoped the new royalty-free connectivity standard known as Connected Home over IP project (CHIPS) will increase compatibility among smart home products . Either, spend a lot of money to make sure devices are compatible with all the different smart home ecosystems which are developing, or pick a victor and risk losing out on customers who will exist elsewhere. [Full Article...]

China-US phase-one trade deal to positively influence S. Korean economy

China-US phase-one trade deal to positively influence S. Korean economy Trump cheered the gains as the Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up another 150 points, tacked onto gains last week after the administration and China announced they were moving forward with a deal to reduce USA -imposed tariffs while China commits to new purchases of agricultural products. [Full Article...]

Xbox Project Scarlett is Called 'Xbox Series X', is a Black Monolith

Xbox's Phil Spencer told GameSpot that they were heavily focused on finding a happy marriage between design and function: "There's always this tension between design and the kind of acoustics and cooling and function of the console", Spencer said, "and we were not going to compromise on function". [Full Article...]

Beijing orders officials to replace ALL foreign PCs and software

Beijing orders officials to replace ALL foreign PCs and software The FT reported that the directive would result in an estimated 20m- to 30m pieces of hardware needing to be replaced and that this work would begin in 2020. The ZTE restriction has since been lifted, but the us has continued to blacklist other Chinese companies. It is estimated that U.S. technology companies make $150bn in revenues from China . [Full Article...]


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