IT&Software

Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad

Switch and Xbox One users could play with each other, as well as PC users, but not with PS4 players. And if there was any hope that things might change, Sony's statement closed by saying, " We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point ". [Full Article...]

Industries Reveals New Halo Infinite Details

Industries Reveals New Halo Infinite Details During yesterday's Microsoft E3 2018 press conference , Phil Spencer discussed the future of gaming at Microsoft , and the next generation Xbox One console. It looks great , but these delays are starting to make us question if the game will ever actually be released. And even though Microsoft has been scaling back its consumer-market presence, games continue to be a big driver in the mobi... [Full Article...]

Epic Games Releases the Year's Biggest Battle Royale on Switch - Fortnite

Epic Games Releases the Year's Biggest Battle Royale on Switch - Fortnite Not now, not ever. If you've played Fornite on PS4 with your Epic account, you won't be able to use that same account on Switch . Fortnite is free-to-play so you can jump in whenever you want without worrying about breaking the bank on an experience you may not like. [Full Article...]

What the Pixel 3 leaks tell us about Google's hardware strategy

What the Pixel 3 leaks tell us about Google's hardware strategy What do you think of the Pixel 3 XL? There is a chin on the front of the phone , too, which would line up with previous rumors, including a leak of what was believed to be screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . For reference, here are the two shots from this morning with the screen showing the phone has a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. [Full Article...]

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems Cook told NPR that Apple's partnership with Facebook just let users share on the social network directly from their device's operating system. "Well it turns out, these (like and share buttons) can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not". [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Key2, tomorrow official launch. Evan Blass reveals the last details

BlackBerry Key2, tomorrow official launch. Evan Blass reveals the last details This phone will be the successor of last year's KEYone . The Blackberry Key2 was supposed to first be introduced to the world on June 7, however a well-known industry leaker has tweeted some very revealing press images. Additionally, the BlackBerry logo has been stamped on the back along with a dual camera setup. For reference, the KEYOne sported a 4.5-inch scratch resistant full HD displa... [Full Article...]

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference The Worldwide Developer Conference is Apple's annual event for the people who work with its technology but is also the venue for some major announcements. Last month, Google unveiled new features on its upcoming Android P operating system that allow users to track their app usage and limit time on their smartphones. [Full Article...]

Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update

Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update Apple has also introduced a new AR format - USDZ - and a new augmented reality measuring app call Measure . iPhones have had NFC chips in them for years, but until now they've been restricted for use with Apple Pay only. Also, iOS 12 now groups notifications by app and topics. Next week's developers conference may bring more updates to Siri and HomePod as both have been major points ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn

Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn Created in 2008, the GitHub repository hosting service broke the 100,000 users barrier around mid-2009, needing only one more year to cross 1 million repositories hosted. As Bloomberg reports , Microsoft is believed to have acquired GitHub . "Today, we released the integration of Visual Studio App Centre and Github , which provides Github developers building mobile apps for iOS, Android... [Full Article...]

Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live

Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live These are the requirements. In addition, there will be an Apple News app (currently available in iOS 11) and a refreshed App Store with video previews. This can also be used to unlock smart locks, security systems at buildings, payments at metro etc. According to the firm, apps will launch up to 60% faster on an iPhone 6 Plus, a device that launched four years ago in 2014. [Full Article...]

MIUI 10 : Latest updates user should know about

MIUI 10 : Latest updates user should know about Talking about the Xiaomi Mi 8 , the company has launched a next-generation smartphone that will directly challenge the flagship phones like iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 . The Explorer features a high-end design that includes an in-display fingerprint sensor that uses pressure sensitivity. The Explorer Edition will have only one variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage . [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Odyssey reportedly has dialogue choices

Assassin's Creed Odyssey reportedly has dialogue choices That changed this year, with very little being said about the next game in the series. The curious thing here, of course, is that the timing of this announcement seems to hint at a return to annualisation for Assassin's Creed . Ubisoft has not responded to requests for comments. Even more so than Origins . While Origins altered the combat, Odyssey will introduce dialogue options, a first f... [Full Article...]

Businesses slow to tackle new European Union privacy law

Businesses slow to tackle new European Union privacy law It will make sure that regulation is in place to force companies to ensure the highest level of personal privacy protection. The rules are now being considered by the European Parliament and the Council, so there's no guarantee they will ever take effect. [Full Article...]

Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition Guns For October Release Date

Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition Guns For October Release Date Take on Dr. Wily again as he puts something he's created called the Double Gear system into the mix, which basically pushes robots beyond their original capabilities - that means bad news for you. Both physical and digital versions will be released, and the game is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store for $30. The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist ... [Full Article...]

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement Fortnite was initially unveiled as a single-player game (the Save the World mode), but it tacked on Battle Royale in September 2017, about half a year after PUBG reached Steam's Early Access. While many of its core concepts are indeed similar, it'd be hard to call it plagiarism. "We filed the suit to protect our copyright", the company told the Korea Times . [Full Article...]

Elon Musk pitches 150 miles per hour rides in Boring Company tunnels for $1

Elon Musk pitches 150 miles per hour rides in Boring Company tunnels for $1 Elon Musk and project leader Steve Davis alluded that the team at The Boring Company is challenged to match the digging space of a snail (0.03 MPH) and get up to 1/10 of the average human walking speed of about 0.03 miles per hour, compared to the current pace of around 0.0003 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Novartis legal head resigns over Cohen payments

Novartis legal head resigns over Cohen payments Ehrat said. "As a co-signatory with our former CEO, I take personal responsibility to bring the public debate on this matter to an end", Mr. Ehrat said in a statement . The company has said it quickly determined that Cohen's business would be unable to provide the services it anticipated and decided not to engage further, but was contractually bound to keep making monthly payments of $100,000. [Full Article...]

Metro Exodus Delayed For PS4, Xbox One, PC

Metro Exodus Delayed For PS4, Xbox One, PC This means that the game won't be in stores until at least January next year, and may not turn up until March at the latest. Koch Media, Deep Silver's publisher, acquired THQ Nordic back in February, and stated at the time that they wanted the studio's games to release as planned with minimal interference in their workflow process. [Full Article...]

RAGE 2 Officially Announced, Gameplay Reveal Coming Tomorrow

RAGE 2 Officially Announced, Gameplay Reveal Coming Tomorrow There will be guns, people in Mad Max-inspired costumes, and definitely a lot of killing. This comes after we got our first big leak from Walmart Canada . The video game company has shared a series of images that suspiciously coincide with one Walmart leak . And one of the games which appeared on this list was Rage 2 . [Full Article...]

Critical PGP vulnerability could reveal text of your encrypted business emails

Critical PGP vulnerability could reveal text of your encrypted business emails Professor Schinzel posted on Twitter that the university would publish its findings in the early hours of Tuesday morning, before alerting the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), who first reported the vulnerability . If you use your email for sending sensitive information and want to protect it, the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards used for end-to-end encryption have been broken. [Full Article...]