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Hi-Tech Sony's PS4 cross-play stance softens, giving Fortnite fans hope
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Layden did not say that Sony is listening, he said that they "hear" their fans. "I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business". It is believed Sony doesn't want to compromise its dominant market position, by allowing Xbox gamers to play alongside their PS4-owning counterparts.

Hi-Tech Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018
Author: 0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018

Currently, there are no devices using these chipsets, but Qualcomm says we can expect "commercial-based" devices to launch with these on board in the second half of 2018. These new Snapdragon 400-series chipsets include X6 LTE modem that delivers up to 150 Mbps download speeds and 75 Mbps upload speeds. We've seen a number of kids' fitness trackers, but kids' smartwatches have been a growing market for the past couple of years, first starting in China and slowly growing out to other ...

Hi-Tech Surface USB Type-C dongle is enormous, coming on Friday
Author: 0 Surface USB Type-C dongle is enormous, coming on Friday

The dongle did not, in fact, materialize in 2017. Well, this is it. Microsoft's dongle costs $80 and converts the proprietary Surface Connector port into a USB-C port, which you can use for data or power transfer. More than a year after Microsoft first disclosed plans for it, a USB-C dongle for Surface devices is ready to come to market. If you thought it was annoying having to buy MacBook/MacBook Pro dongles , spare a thought for owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface Laptops ...

Hi-Tech Koenigsegg Agera RS replacement teased
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Koenigsegg has revealed a sketch of its upcoming supercar that is all set to debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. In the meantime, there should be more teasers in the coming months. There's not much else to go on for now, except perhaps for an interview that founder Christian von Koenigsegg had with Top Gear recently, in which he stated that the new auto would be "more race-like" and "even more extreme" than the current Agera RS.

Hi-Tech The new Audi Q8 will be more powerful Lamborghini Urus
Author: 0 The new Audi Q8 will be more powerful Lamborghini Urus

In the super-saloon, the V8, which is force-fed air by a pair of twin scroll blowers, produces 542bhp and 568lb ft of torque, while the electric motor injects a further 134bhp and 295lb ft of torque through an eight-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox.

Hi-Tech Google Home and Chromecast outage leaves users livid
Author: 0 Google Home and Chromecast outage leaves users livid

We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future". On January 18th, the Home smart speakers also suffered from a two hour outage. Today, users across the globe found that both Google Home smart speakers and Google Chromecast streamers weren't working properly. Google has confirmed the devices are knackered, but has so far provided no other information, saying only that it is investigating the issue.

Hi-Tech The WPA3 Security Protocol for Wi-Fi Is Ready for Certification
Author: 0 The WPA3 Security Protocol for Wi-Fi Is Ready for Certification

Interoperability between WPA3 and WPA2 is part of the Wi-Fi Certified WPA3 effort. 'WPA3 takes the lead in providing the industry's strongest protections in the ever-changing security landscape, ' claims Edgar Figueroa, president and chief executive of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Hi-Tech Telltale Is Reportedly Ditching Its Almost 15 Year-Old Engine
Author: 0 Telltale Is Reportedly Ditching Its Almost 15 Year-Old Engine

The Variety report suggests that the second Wolf Among Us season was nearly cut from the studio's lineup, but is now slated to launch in 2019, as will the Stranger Things game. For customers enjoying Telltale's games , the shift to the Unity engine is a good one as well. That first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead was something unique - stripped down and focused on story and consequences rather than inventory puzzles, it was at once criticised for not being enough of a game and ...

Hi-Tech Apple, Samsung settle years-long patent dispute
Author: 0 Apple, Samsung settle years-long patent dispute

The final amount Samsung will have to play remains undisclosed, so it seems we'll never know how much Apple will get from the long-running case. "This case has always been about more than money", the statement read. At issue were design features by now familiar to consumers: a black, rectangular, round-cornered phone front, a surrounding rim, known as the "bezel" and a grid of 16 colorful icon.

Hi-Tech Facebook gives up on building internet drones
Author: 0 Facebook gives up on building internet drones

The social network was able to build and test the drone, called Aquila, but never managed to deploy it. The company has ditched part of its troubled Project Aquila , it quietly announced Tuesday (June 26), after news emerged (paywall) that the effort's head, Andrew Cox, and Facebook's director of aeronautical platforms, Martin Gomez, had both quit earlier this year.

Hi-Tech Social Media Photo App Instagram Worth $100 Billion
Author: 0 Social Media Photo App Instagram Worth $100 Billion

With over 2.2 billon users, Facebook is popular from Alaska to Zanzibar. The figure has been arrived at by compiling data available with Bloomberg Intelligence , and is a marked 100-fold increase over the $ 1 billion that Facebook paid to acquire Instagram in 2012.

Hi-Tech Mobile FamilyMode offers digital parenting tools for $10/month
Author: 0 Mobile FamilyMode offers digital parenting tools for $10/month

FamilyMode is both a service and an app. Once you set up the Home Base, you can control which device you want to your kids' profile straight from the app. And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and T-Mobile US, Inc.

Hi-Tech How to test out Chrome’s new emoji picker for Windows
Author: 0 How to test out Chrome’s new emoji picker for Windows

It's also been added to the iOS beta program. Fast forward six months and Microsoft Edge crosses the 5 million downloads mark, an even greater achievement for the Android app. The Android version of the browser has just hit five million total downloads. Microsoft's new take on its news service isn't simply content aggregation like Feedly or Flipboard, the firm says it curates the news page to present multiple sides of the story, so users can get a fuller view of an issue with a mix of ...

Hi-Tech Supreme Court's sales tax decision will benefit small, local businesses
Author: 0 Supreme Court's sales tax decision will benefit small, local businesses

The GAO report found smaller states are more impacted by the loss of sales tax from e-commerce because they have less of a presence of major retailers. The losers, said retail analyst Neil Saunders, are online-only retailers, especially smaller ones. That software, too, can be an added cost. "E-commerce has grown into a significant and vibrant part of our national economy against the backdrop of established rules, including the physical-presence rule".

Hi-Tech Bentley Bentayga sets SUV record at Pikes Peak
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga sets SUV record at Pikes Peak

Driven by two-time champion Rhys Millen, the Bentayga completed the 12.42-mile course in just 10:49.9 - taking almost two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66mph. It also adds a carbonfibre splitter, side skirts and diffuser, while a rear spoiler is crafted from the same material. On the dash is a green motif of the Pikes Peak course, and a matching counterpart can also be seen on the front fenders.

Hi-Tech Instagram’s group video chat is now live, and it’s not awful
Author: 0 Instagram’s group video chat is now live, and it’s not awful

The new custom AR filters can be used within Stories, pouring further fuel on the fact that Apple seriously wants to dent Snapchat's business with its Stories functionality across all of its apps. To update your video chat notifications, tap the gear icon on profile and find the new video chat control in Push Notifications. There are now "topic channels" available at the topic of the Explore section of the app, including a "For You" channel which contains an assortment of posts aligned ...

Hi-Tech Overstock Expanding Physical Presence After Supreme Court Ruling
Author: 0 Overstock Expanding Physical Presence After Supreme Court Ruling

The recent decision by the Supreme Court in South Dakota v Wayfair will result in immediate alterations and hold promise for long-term changes to the national tax landscape. The impact will vary from one online retailer to another. Another issue left open by the Supreme Court is whether states may pursue sales tax retroactively.

Hi-Tech Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Author: 0 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

In the DBS Superleggera , output swells to 715hp and 664 lb-ft of torque . It's not just a drag racer, mind. Aston highlights its class-leading fourth-gear acceleration from 50-100 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. One of the biggest focuses, it seems, has been giving the DBS Superleggera prodigious in-gear responsiveness. For safer high speed driving, lightweight alloy wheels replaced the dated wire items on the previous auto, while ventilated disc brakes kept the extra power in check; ...