Tag Archives: gaming

WhatsApp lets admins set group chats to broadcast-only mode

Multi-platform messaging app WhatsApp has announced a new option that essentially allows group chat admins to create one-way broadcast channels, a feature seen on other social services like Telegram and Discord. On the surface it’s a way for the Facebook-owned WhatsApp to give group admins more control, but it’s also a big step towards letting users turn the app into … Continue reading

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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

July is literally less than a day away now, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers are about to have several new games to add to their collection for free. Microsoft has just announced the lineup of titles included in the Games with Gold program for July 2018, consisting of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, as usual, … Continue reading

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Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps has long been the definitive mapping and directions app on both Android and iOS. One recent challenger to that standard has been Waze, which features crowd-sourced data on driving conditions to keep its information accurate and up-to-date

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What if Andromeda competed with Galaxy Note 9?

If the Microsoft Surface “pocketable” device Andromeda really was meant to be pocket-friendly, could it take on Galaxy Note 9? Imagine Microsoft came seemingly out of nowhere with a device as elegant and simple as the design you see above – that’s the “Andromeda” device that leaked (again) earlier today

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Fortnite’s mysterious Saturday event may be a rocket launch

Prepare yourself, Fortnite fans. Epic Games is up to something and no one knows for sure what will happen

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Fortnite Playground update: don’t expect it to relaunch this weekend

Epic Games briefly launched the anticipated Playground mode, a training grounds map where players could compete against just friends, practice building, test different weapons, and more. The Playground was available for less than an hour before Epic pulled the mode, citing unforeseen bugs as the cause. The company has been working hard to relaunch it, but just updated with some … Continue reading

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie’s villain could be played by Jim Carrey

The Sonic movie that's in development from Deadpool director Tim Miller might just have its villain. According to reports from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Jim Carrey is in "final negotiations" to join the cast of this live-action/CG...

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Plug-&-play Alexa chip liberates Amazon assistant from the outlet

A new plug-and-play chip to give Amazon’s Alexa talents to anything with a speaker could also help cut the cord to new smart speakers. Currently, Amazon only offers a single completely wireless Alexa-powered speaker, the Amazon Tap.

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Galaxy J3 hits Verizon with price-reflective specs

This week the folks at Verizon brought about the Samsung Galaxy J3 in both pre-paid and post-paid variants. This is the sort of device you get when you want a Samsung Galaxy brand, but you don’t want to spend an ungodly amount of money on a single piece of tech. Because this isn’t the most sought-after device on the block, … Continue reading

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Segway Drift W1 e-Skates wants to bring back the 90s

When was the last time you seriously saw kids and adults (OK, mostly adults) on roller or inline skates? While skateboards never truly disappeared and continue to have a sub-culture, skates have mostly gone out of fashion long ago.

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