Android Police: Google will launch Pixel Chromebook, smaller Home

Android Police: Google will launch Pixel Chromebook, smaller Home

Apparently, the search giant has plans to announce an all-new Chromebook Pixel . A "Pixel 3" laptop codenamed "Bison" was tipped past year, and the new Chromebook may be a derivative of that project: "the device supposedly featured a 12.3" screen, Wacom stylus, and convertible mode. Read More

Google adds Q&A feature to Maps on Android and Search

Google adds Q&A feature to Maps on Android and Search

This could cause some of the most basic apps, like Google Search , to perform poorly. It is important to note that the app is still marked as " experimental ", so these features are subject to change. What's interesting is that the search bar is placed at the bottom of the screen instead of on the top, making it easier to access. While Google's efforts to make its products more accessible in certain markets is good news for some consumers, such apps would probably be appreciated in ... Read More

PlayStation 4 Update 5.00 Beta Patch Notes Mention New Features

PlayStation 4 Update 5.00 Beta Patch Notes Mention New Features

Sony today confirmed the PS4 system software version 5.0. The Favorite Groups tab will be replaced by a tab called Custom List on the Friends screen. This setting is set to off by default but can be enabled if the user wishes. New setting allows the user to disable pop-up notifications while watching a movie or TV show on PS4. Read More

Nintendo is being sued for its Switch design

Nintendo is being sued for its Switch design

RiME releases on the Nintendo Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe. EA has stated that its future support of the Nintendo Switch will hinge upon sales of Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, with the company's executive vice president noting that "it's a matter of resources" whether or not more EA games will launch on the console. Read More

Consumer Reports Pulls Microsoft Surface Tablet Recommendation Over Breakdowns, Unreliability

Consumer Reports Pulls Microsoft Surface Tablet Recommendation Over Breakdowns, Unreliability

Urban Armor Gear has just announced a new case for the latest in Microsoft Surface devices. " Microsoft's real-world return and support rates for past models differ significantly from Consumer Reports' breakage predictability", Microsoft said in an emailed statement. Read More

PlayStation 4 Update Will Add 1080p60 Twitch Streaming

PlayStation 4 Update Will Add 1080p60 Twitch Streaming

For those with a PS4 Pro. This part of the update though will limited to PS4 Pro owners. For instance now, instead of simply following well-known streamers or developers or YouTube personalities on their own Playstation accounts, a similar system to the Xbox One is being put in place where you can follow anyone that you want to. Read More

Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One

Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One

I think this is the third or fourth time Microsoft has changed their Xbox UI, and they may have to do it again, based on early reactions. Starting today, Spotify is available on the Xbox One in 32 markets around the world. One of the cool features of Spotify on Xbox One will be that you can control what music is being played through your phone, laptop or tablet with Spotify Connect . Read More

Google Explains Google Play Tweaks Intended to Surface Good Apps and Games

Google Explains Google Play Tweaks Intended to Surface Good Apps and Games

Google has announced a change that it will soon be rolling out to its Play Store and according to that, the better performing apps will now get more preference in the Store than the non-performing ones. Google Play Store and Android as a whole often times is thought of to have worse apps than available on iOS. The results can be seen when you're manually searching for an application or game, as well as when you're just scrolling through the home page of the Google Play Store. Read More

Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D

Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D

The Surface Plus program carries a 24-month payment plan at zero percent April for the first two years and a 19.99% April after that. A big selling point for this plan is that fact that customers can upgrade to the latest Surface model after an 18-month period. Read More

SNES Classic Preorders Coming Soon, 'Significant' Improvement in Stock

SNES Classic Preorders Coming Soon, 'Significant' Improvement in Stock

Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic, a modernized reproduction of its 16-bit console, will be available for pre-order in late August. Could Nintendo keep with the demand? The SNES Classic Mini price is $79.99, and we'll likely see it made available at Amazon , GameStop and Walmart (naturally), along with other reputable retailers. Read More

Apple is copying Windows Phone's best feature with next iPhone

Apple is copying Windows Phone's best feature with next iPhone

The codes were first noticed by a developer Steve Troughton-Smith who tweeted the screenshots on Sunday. iPhone 8 leaks have become so popular that even Apple appears to be getting in on the action, seemingly confirming two rumored features. Read More

Final Fantasy XV Magitek Exosuits Ready For Use In July's Free Update

Final Fantasy XV Magitek Exosuits Ready For Use In July's Free Update

New Magitek Exosuits - granting 30 minutes of invincibility per day for Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis to help players take on the risky creatures of Eos. In case you missed Kotaku's earlier coverage , here are the old muteki suits. If you are looking forward to participating in what the Moogle Chocobo Carnival has to offer, don't forget that you must own the " FFXV Holiday Pack +", which comes as part of the game's Season Pass and the Digital Premium Edition of the title. Read More

Million PlayStation 4 Units Have Been Shipped Worldwide

Million PlayStation 4 Units Have Been Shipped Worldwide

Meanwhile, its video game business in the first quarter saw profit fall by almost half amid a lack of strong software releases and last year's price cut on the PlayStation 4 home console. The results are bound to please investors, who last week drove Sony's shares to a year-to-date high, betting that annual operating profit will eclipse the record 525 billion yen marked in fiscal 1997. Read More

Samsung Electronics develops new LTE modem technology

Samsung Electronics develops new LTE modem technology

However, Qualcomm isn't the only chip maker to offer gigabit download speeds . The new modem will allow users to download a two-hour movie in HD quality- in just ten seconds. Unless roadmaps change drastically, none of the USA carriers will support six carrier aggregation in time for the next iPhone or the Galaxy S9 . The technology supports 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature amplitude modulation) scheme to maximize the data transfer rate. Read More

After Shankersinh Vaghela, Gujarat Congress' chief whip exits with 2 MLAs

After Shankersinh Vaghela, Gujarat Congress' chief whip exits with 2 MLAs

The tally since Thursday is five. This will make sure that Amit Shah who is Number 2 in the Party until now will also be the Number 2 in the Government . "The BJP is also hoping that Vaghela's son and an MLA , Mahendrasinh Vaghela , Vaghela sympathiser Raghavji Patel will also vote in favour of BJP candidate Rajput", said a senior state Congress leader. Read More

Massa cleared for Hungary FP3 despite Friday hospital visit

Massa cleared for Hungary FP3 despite Friday hospital visit

However, he continued to feel unwell during the session, and after posting only 12 laps during the session, decided with the team to withdraw from driving, with "a view to return to the race-track for the Belgian Grand Prix ". "You're very anxious. Nervous but very excited". "I haven't driven one of these cars for 3 and a half years apart from 10 laps I did in a 2014 vehicle and you get thrown into qualifying which is the deepest of all deep, jumping off a cliff and seeing how you can fight ... Read More

WhatsApp is now used daily by a billion people worldwide

WhatsApp is now used daily by a billion people worldwide

In addition, the Facebook-owned messaging platform also revealed some other information regarding its users. The monthly active users base has been bumped up to 1.3 billion, and nearly 55 billion messages are shared every day in 60 supported languages. Read More

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program Because Late Is Better Than Never

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program Because Late Is Better Than Never

It should be worth noted that is not the first bounty program to target Windows features - as the software giant has launched many Windows-specific bounties starting way back in 2012. The Mitigation Bypass and Bounty program's highest reward of $200,000, but there you can exclusively target Windows 10 . A researcher finding and reporting a remote code execution flaw in Windows with a high quality proof of concept can find themselves eligible for a $15,000 payout. Read More

India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister

India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday reacted to the raging border crisis for the first time, holding India responsible for the current stand-off and asking it to withdraw troops. "India would like to do so based on the Astana consensus which was reached between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met on the margins of the SCO on June 8 in Astana", Gopal Baglay added. Read More

Xbox One X pre-ordering isn't far off, says Xbox's Phil Spencer

Xbox One X pre-ordering isn't far off, says Xbox's Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer , executive vice president of Xbox Business, just said that the Xbox One X has all approvals. Spencer has also confirmed that Microsoft will "show off more" of the Crackdown during the Gamescom event running from August 22 through 26in Cologne, Germany. Read More