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Sea of Thieves Will Have Microtransactions 3 Months After Launch

Sea of Thieves Will Have Microtransactions 3 Months After Launch

The first paid content for the game will come in the form of pets. At the start of your adventure, Sea of Thieves will generate eight pirates based on random components like race, gender, age, body type etc. No, Sea of Thieves won't be diving into that territory. However, when interviewed by Metro GameCentral , Rare's Executive Producer Joe Neate actually revealed that there will be some ways to earn these items usually purchased with microtransactions in the game itself, though ... Read More

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Google Found a Way to Bring Smart Replies to All Messaging Apps

Google Found a Way to Bring Smart Replies to All Messaging Apps

When a text comes during your trip, it would mute the notification and automatically respond with, "I am driving right now and will respond to you when I get to my destination", or something along those lines . The project, like all Area 120 projects, is unrelated to any broader developments at Google - in this case, that means it's not directly tied to Google's messaging efforts. Read More

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Windows 10 insiders get Game Bar improvements

Windows 10 insiders get Game Bar improvements

Diagnostic Data Improvements: users can now delete the recently introduced Windows Diagnostic Data from Settings Privacy Diagnostics & feedback. That includes replacement of the buttons to allow for ease of access. Users watching HDR video on a laptop might want to approach the feature with caution because HDR playback uses the full brightness of the display. Windows 10 doesn't make any performance benchmarking to organize your GPUs - it simply makes assumptions based on type: integrated ... Read More

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Former STALKER Devs Announce Fear the Wolves

Former STALKER Devs Announce Fear the Wolves

In it, players who are either by themselves or part of a squad, attempt to be the last man (or group) standing out of 100 players and survive the harsh environment of Chernobyl, where the game takes place. There's also a mention of special "protective gear" that lets players explore "off-limit zones", so it appears as though the effects of nuclear fallout will play an active role in the matches. Read More

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Two dead, 70 injured in SC train collision

Two dead, 70 injured in SC train collision

The crash occurred shortly after a stop in Columbia, according to the state Office of Regulatory Staff. It went onto a side track where it collided with a parked CSX freight train . They expect to interview the surviving Amtrak crew on Tuesday. "It knocked us around, and we got bumped into the wall from the impact, and the train derailed". Read More

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Chinese courts decide against Samsung in Huawei patent battle

Chinese courts decide against Samsung in Huawei patent battle

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who played the title role in the 2017 Warner Bros. movie " Wonder Woman ", is the new celebrity sponsor of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. However, political maneuvering between countries over elections, technology products, access to information, and hacking is something to that should always be taken seriously, according to the anonymous channel partner . Read More

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Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday morning

The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 15 minutes to exposed skin. The NWS urges residents within the affected counties to bundle up in warm attire including gloves and hats. Wind up to 15 km/h. Northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. The NWS may decide to add more counties to the watch later Tuesday . Southwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon. Read More

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Apple hit with second class action lawsuit for throttling iPhones performance

Apple hit with second class action lawsuit for throttling iPhones performance

Following yesterday's revelation that it slows down older iPhones to help manage batter wear, Apple today has been hit with its first class action lawsuit over the tactic. Speaking with The Verge , battery experts Marca Doeff of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Venkat Srinivasan of Argonne National Laboratory explain how the process works and why Apple chose this course of action. Read More

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Kaka Retires: Former clubs and team-mates pay tribute

Kaka Retires: Former clubs and team-mates pay tribute

Posting a black and white image of himself wearing the famous "I belong to Jesus" t-shirt he sported in the Champions League final against Liverpool, Kaka issued a statement reflecting on his career. In conclusion Kaka confirmed that he has been in talks with former club Milan stating that: "It's true that recently Milan made me an offer, we will see". Read More

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Microsoft Releases Free Preview of Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft Releases Free Preview of Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft deeply integrated the dev kit into Visual Studio , making it familiar to people already developing applications in other programming languages. It might sound like this sort of technology is a way off in the distance, but there's some interesting news, and it's particularly curious if you've been keen to give yourself a project to do over the summer: you can now learn quantum computing. Read More

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Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV

All you have to do is install the app. The lack of an official Amazon Prime Video app on the Apple TV until now has often been attributed to Amazon and Apple's competing interests in the media player and streaming services market. Starting tomorrow, Prime members in the United States can enjoy Thursday Night Football on the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Apple had announced the app was coming at WWDC in June, but it's taken a further six months to go live. Read More

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HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835)

Availability of both systems is expected just before the end of the year and pricing for both will range from $600-800 depending on the specific configuration. Additionally, these type of PCs can run either Windows 10 or Windows 10 S: the first models from Asus and HP will actually run the more secure Windows 10 S out of the box, but customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free for a limited time. Read More

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Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Rozen said during the testing period, only 5% of tweets topped the 140-character limit, and only 2% went beyond 190 characters. The result is that users spend too much time trying to edit their tweets down, or abandon them altogether. "For reference, in the timeline, Tweets with an image or poll usually take up more space than a 190 character Tweet", Rozen added. The change was made to give people more space to express themselves in certain languages where the company felt the 140 ... Read More

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