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US Federal Trade Commission to investigate Loot boxes & child gambling

US Federal Trade Commission to investigate Loot boxes & child gambling

Hassan points out that loot boxes are present in games of all types, from the lowliest casual mobile games up to expensive AAA titles. "Children may be particularly susceptible to engaging with these ...

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New Zealand Govt Rejects Telco’s Plan to Use Huawei 5G Equipment

New Zealand Govt Rejects Telco’s Plan to Use Huawei 5G Equipment

Spark said today it had been notified by the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) that it can not use Huawei gear for the upgrade. Telecommunications services p...

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AWS launches 'Ground Station-as-a-service' for satellite industry

AWS launches 'Ground Station-as-a-service' for satellite industry

It also offers additional ROS packages that connect to AWS services, making it easier to build robots, add intelligent functions, simulate and test robotics applications, and manage and update fleets ...

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Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch Sale Adds Eshop Credit

Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch Sale Adds Eshop Credit

Yes Black Friday has been and gone, but you are mistaken if you thought you had missed out on your chance to pick up a great deal. Would you prefer to spend your loyalty points on physical collector...

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Porsche 911 Unveiled: 992 Generation Displays Refinement in Digital Form

Porsche 911 Unveiled: 992 Generation Displays Refinement in Digital Form

With the eighth-generation Porsche 911, the designers, engineers, developers, and strategists in Stuttgart have, once again, carefully evolved their most popular sports auto and moved it another ste...

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Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

First, it combines cellular and WiFi so that you may be making calls or receiving text messages over WiFi, but the service will seamlessly transition to cellular when you leave a hotspot. Still, pho...

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US top court leans towards allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit

US top court leans towards allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit

The plaintiffs, as well as antitrust watchdog groups, said closing courthouse doors to those who buy end products would undermine antitrust enforcement and allow monopolistic behaviour to expand unc...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch Release Teased

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch Release Teased

From Super Mario Odyssey, to The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild to Mario Mart 8 Deluxe - there are plenty of exclusive, critically acclaimed games. Once you grew used to those motion controls, h...

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Elon Musk: Tesla Came Within 'Single Digit Weeks' from Dying This Year

Meanwhile on Mars , Nasa's first robotic lander created to study the deep interior of the planet is due to touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through space. "Once you get there, even after ...

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Will Alien: Blackout be Announced Next Month?

Will Alien: Blackout be Announced Next Month?

One such game that is rumoured to be slithering out of an airduct and ready to introduce you to glomping vagina crabs that want to be friens with benefits on your face? Earlier today, EuroGamer sh...

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Red Dead Online player count revealed and other new details

Red Dead Online player count revealed and other new details

Players should bear in mind that Online's initial launch will be as a beta, so there'll probably be a deluge of glitches and errors to encounter in the days to come. The player count may rise after ...

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Evolution, not revolution, for new Range Rover Evoque

Evolution, not revolution, for new Range Rover Evoque

Shaping up as the love child of its predecessor and the recently launched Velar mid-size SUV, the Evoque maintains its coupe-like silhouette but adds flush doorhandles, and slimmer LED headlights ...

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Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

Even the naming scheme on Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup is a bit confusing to those who don't keep up to date with Apple news on a day-to-day basis. This has probably overshadowed iPhone XR sales. Ac...

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Google's call-making Duplex AI starts rolling out to Pixel phones

Google's call-making Duplex AI starts rolling out to Pixel phones

As we previously learned, initial availability is restricted to the New York, Atlanta , Phoenix, and the San Francisco Bay Area metro regions, though both the list of supported areas and the pool o...

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Xiaomi moves 600,000 Redmi Note 6 Pro units in first India sale

Xiaomi moves 600,000 Redmi Note 6 Pro units in first India sale

Just a day after launching the Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone in the Indian market, Xiaomi will now start selling the phone in the country from today. The flash sale will being at 12pm today and fo...

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Apple Reportedly Acquired AI Startup Silk Labs With Privacy-Oriented Features

Apple Reportedly Acquired AI Startup Silk Labs With Privacy-Oriented Features

Apple kept the acquisition quiet, and actually bought the small start-up based in San Mateo, California earlier this year without any fanfare or even a press release. Silk Labs has only about half a d...

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Some Amazon Black Friday 2018 Game Deals Are Available Now

Some Amazon Black Friday 2018 Game Deals Are Available Now

You can see the full list below, but Amazon , GameStop, Best Buy, and more are all offering PS Plus for $40 right now. This is a pretty good deal considering the de facto " Black Friday " bundle is t...

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Amazon Suffers Possible Data Breach Right Before Black Friday

Amazon Suffers Possible Data Breach Right Before Black Friday

The email was sent two days before Black Friday , one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It only said that its website and other systems had not been breached. In the email, it also told cust...

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You Can Now Sign-In to Your Microsoft Account Without a Password

You Can Now Sign-In to Your Microsoft Account Without a Password

Where traditionally such an application would be used as a second authentication factor after a more traditional password, Microsoft's approach saw the smartphone as a one-tap login system. Launch Mic...

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Google Assistant just updated with Siri Shortcuts:

Google Assistant just updated with Siri Shortcuts: "Hey Siri… Hey Google"

You could program the phrase “Hey Google” as a shortcut to launch the Google Assistant app. In an interesting move on Google's part, the ways you're able to access Google Assistant with iOS have cha...

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You can now place Skype calls using Amazon Alexa

You can now place Skype calls using Amazon Alexa

This adds to the users' ease as they can make a call without touching their smartphones. So who can you call for free with Skype? After you've connected your Skype account, Amazon's Echo ...

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LG Launches Google Assistant-Powered Smart Display

LG Launches Google Assistant-Powered Smart Display

And now LG wants to get in on that action, too. LG says they worked together on providing the XBOOM WK9 with high-fidelity sound, accurate bass, and a precise vocal definition despite its small size...

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Valve discontinues production of Steam Link

Valve discontinues production of Steam Link

The box is sold out in Europe and nearly no longer available in the U.S., says Valve . This initiative included the SteamOS Linux distribution, Steam Machines running SteamOS, and then the Steam Link...

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Yikes! Pixel 3 Users Reporting Fatal Camera Bug

Yikes! Pixel 3 Users Reporting Fatal Camera Bug

Credit: Tom's GuideAccording to Pixel 3 owners on the Reddit and Google product forums , when people are opening the Camera app on their headsets, they're finding a black viewfinder. If priced ri...

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Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

As a workaround for anyone who might have deleted it, Digital Trends suggested navigating to the Purchased section in the App Store and reinstalling the app from there, which it said has had mix...

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Apple will have four days of Black Friday deals

Apple will have four days of Black Friday deals

Which? researchers tracked the prices of 94 popular products six months before and six months after Black Friday 2017, and compared the year-round prices to the Black Friday deals on those produc...

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Facebook and Instagram down; users taking to Twitter

Facebook and Instagram down; users taking to Twitter

Are you experiencing difficulties with Facebook and Instagram? Users of Facebook are reporting serious widespread outages across the globe early Tuesday morning. Did you experience any issues ...

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Samsung discounting Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 by $200

Samsung discounting Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 by $200

Samsung will also be offering a LED Flip and protective covers for the handsets and we might see other accessories along with it when the device launches. Apart from revealing the information about th...

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Here's why Instagram is removing certain followers

Here's why Instagram is removing certain followers

Many accounts aiming to gain paid relationships with brands to deliver sponsored posts will use third-party apps to ramp up fake likes, follows and comments so that they can position themselves as a...

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update has broken iCloud

Windows 10 October 2018 Update has broken iCloud

The latest Windows 10 October 2018 update seems to have another issue in its wake. The app also gives you the option to Tweet a gif of your highest scoring attempt. Over the last month, Microsoft'...

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