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Developer NetherRealm Studios seems pretty confident that Mortal Kombat 11 won't be an absolute hot mess on PC when it launches like Mortal Kombat X infamously was. Among their many big announcements was the reveal of a brand new playable character, Geras . Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition revealed, which includes the main game, Kombat Pack, Scorpion mask bust, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin and authenticity plate.
  • Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm

    Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm

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    A new report from Reuters reveals that the same Chinese court has imposed a ban on the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XR as well. All iPhone models were available for purchase on Apple's China website on Friday. It is a case that is a part of the global dispute between both the Apple and Qualcomm. The chipmaker claims it is out billions of dollars of royalties from Apple's suppliers while the hardware giant warns of major disruptions to mobile phone makers who could be subject to a ...
  • Google exec explains why searching idiot brings up images of Donald Trump

    Google exec explains why searching idiot brings up images of Donald Trump

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    Poe said , waving his device. Jordan used his time to seek answers about leaked emails that revealed in September that Google had engaged in efforts to increase Latino voter turnout in 2016, which Multicultural Marketing department chief Eliana Murillo admitted were essentially a "silent donation" in hopes the voters would back Democrat Hillary Clinton.
  • Samsung announces its first hole-punch phone, the Galaxy A8s

    Samsung announces its first hole-punch phone, the Galaxy A8s

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    On the back, there's a 3-camera module next to a stadium-shaped fingerprint scanner. The Samsung Galaxy A8s is now official. Samsung pledged to invest in bringing new innovations to its midrange phones to better compete with Chinese phone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi, and the A8s fulfills that promise.
  • On O2 and unable to get online? Here's why

    On O2 and unable to get online? Here's why

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    A complete and comprehensive root cause analysis is still in progress, Ericsson said . "Our focus is now on solving the immediate issues". "The cause of today's network issue is in certain nodes in the core network resulting in network disturbances for a limited number of customers across the world, including in the United Kingdom", she said.
  • Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in US

    Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in US

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    Does that mean the next phone from Motorola will come with the Snapdragon 845 rather than the newly launched chipset? Verizon already has a working 5G commercial service, 5G home , which was launched in October in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, with a "rapid expansion" on the cards.
  • Red Dead 2 Online Opens To All Players Today

    Red Dead 2 Online Opens To All Players Today

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    Shootout and Team Shootout are classic gunfight modes that give you and/or your team unlimited lives and a time in which to rack up the most kills. Tuesday, November 27th: All Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition owners. The studio is being very candid about potential performance issues, saying that the beta is "the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world".
  • Nintendo Switch Had A Big Black Friday, Setting New Records In US

    Nintendo Switch Had A Big Black Friday, Setting New Records In US

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    Switch sales were up 115%, the company said, putting the life to date sales number at 8.2 million. Upon launch previous year, Super Mario Odyssey received plaudits from fans and critics alike, shifting console units and eventually becoming the best-selling Switch release on a global scale, having sold some 12 million copies.
  • Apple in a court battle over App Store

    Apple in a court battle over App Store

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    A group of consumers have filed a new class action against Apple, claiming that the company has created a closed market for apps, allowing it to apply a monopoly surcharge to each sale. But, he said, "the only reason consumers are harmed here in the form of paying higher prices is because the app-makers decide to increase their prices in order to recoup that commission".
  • Nintendo Switch, Red Dead 2, More In Walmart Cyber Monday Gaming Deals

    Nintendo Switch, Red Dead 2, More In Walmart Cyber Monday Gaming Deals

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    How do you get the most out of your online shopping bonanza? The 2018 edition of " Cyber Monday " is on track to be the biggest online shopping day in USA history, according to early data from Adobe Analytics . As of 10:30 a.m. ET, no big US chain had seen any technical difficulties, according to website outage tracker DownDetector.com. Target is offering an extra 15% discount and Kohl's features a combination of coupon codes and cashback.
  • South Africa Xbox One Black Friday Deals Announced

    South Africa Xbox One Black Friday Deals Announced

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    In the hardware department, you'll find tons of PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch bundles with a bonus $50 gift card at GameStop. There are even deals on accessories, including headsets and controllers. Don't worry, we've got you covered. This deal will also be available at other stores including London Drugs , The Source and Walmart (in-stores only).
  • Camera Comparison: iPhone Xs vs Pixel 3

    Camera Comparison: iPhone Xs vs Pixel 3

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    Black Friday may be a week away, but Google is already running a tempting deal on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that could save up to 50-percent on the Android smartphones. Google has full details on how to use the feature and some tips to make the most of it in the announcement blog post , which I highly recommend checking out.
  • Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell iPhones, iPads

    Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell iPhones, iPads

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    Previously, Amazon sold only older model iPhones. News of the arrangement comes days after both Amazon and Apple reported mixed earnings results. In exchange, Amazon will remove any non-authorized third-party sellers selling Apple products from the platform.
  • Google: This Awesome New Feature Will Increase Battery Life On Android Devices

    Google: This Awesome New Feature Will Increase Battery Life On Android Devices

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    As Google presenter Chris Banes noted , the screen itself is one of the biggest drains on battery , so the company has been looking at ways developers could minimize the screen's power usage. Google also rolled out Instant discovery that allows to easily adopt the new kind of apps. More recently, Google has also started to take a friendly approach to dark themes.
  • Supreme Court ends legal fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

    Supreme Court ends legal fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

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    Circuit's decision remains in the record as binding precedent for the FCC's authority to adopt strong net neutrality rules. Because none of those appeals courts has yet ruled, the Administration decided last month that it could not wait for that to happen because, it concluded, time was running out for the Supreme Court to review and decide during the current term the legality of the shutdown plan.
  • Fortnite Has Football Fever

    Fortnite Has Football Fever

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    Epic Games today announced that they would introduce purchasable National Football League skins to use in-game. There will also be a special referee skin, if you'd prefer to watch the action from the sidelines. Earlier this year, Epic teamed up with Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to bring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet to the game . The explosion sends players to a new world.
  • Apple introduces new MacBook Air

    Apple introduces new MacBook Air

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    The publication recently praised the iPad Pro 2018's unbelievable facial recognition feature, its sleek new look, the inclusion of a USB-C port, and the fantastic experience of its new edge-to-edge display care of the removal of the home button.
  • Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

    Nintendo Switch Just Outsold Gamecube's Lifetime Sales

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    Sony's operating profit was 239 billion yen ($2.1 billion) for the September quarter, topping analysts' average estimate for 205 billion yen. For the holidays, the Switch is sure to enjoy a huge boost in sales thanks to the game releases Nintendo has planned.
  • OnePlus 6T hands-on: first impressions

    OnePlus 6T hands-on: first impressions

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    Although the OnePlus 6T has suffered - or benefited from, depending on you look at it - multiple leaks to date, we're now getting some new and interesting information about the device from OnePlus's rescheduled hardware announcement. The phone comes with a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels ) AMOLED display, with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The cashback will be credited to the Amazon Pay account by November 6 and the free pair of Type-C Bullets earphones can be ordered separately with a ...
  • Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

    Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

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    Tomorrow Apple has yet another big product announcement, and this one is focused on the iPad . While the iPhone won over consumers, and the Watch is on a growing number of wrists, Apple is pushing content creation for its other major devices.
  • OnePlus 6T launch event

    OnePlus 6T launch event

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    As can be gathered from the pre-launch ad campaign and several reports before that, OnePlus is going to introduce the under-display fingerprint sensor with its next launch. Other features include Face Unlock, HDR, OIS, Panorama mode, and more. The mobile phone will come with 128GB storage as base storage. The tiny physical space will be occupied by the camera on top while companion sensors such as gyroscope and proximity sensor are likely incorporated under the screen.
  • The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app can completely replace its HUD

    The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app can completely replace its HUD

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    Spoiler - it apparently looks and plays best on Xbox One X . Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on 26 October for Xbox One and PS4. By now, you may have already pored over our written Red Dead Redemption 2 verdict , but just in case you haven't and you're scared of letters and words, we've rustled up a video review for you too.
  • Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

    Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

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    The Tab S4 naturally comes as a follow up to the Tab S3 that was introduced previous year. The Galaxy Tab S4 includes AKG-tuned speakers and Dolby Atmos sound as well as features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display . The Galaxy Tab S4 has an advanced security system. Later in November, it will also ship from Verizon and Sprint. Samsung appears to be focusing on a new full-screen display for its upcoming smartphones next year.
  • IPhone Xr Deal Launches at Sam's Club

    IPhone Xr Deal Launches at Sam's Club

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    Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max received rave reviews when they went on sale last month, praised for their improved cameras, better performance and longer battery life. The only serious drawback is the lower resolution LCD display, but other than that, nearly everything else is refined, updated, enhanced or completely new.
  • Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

    Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

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    Just like always, tech enthusiasts were casually excited for the Google Pixel 3 XL teardown . "We have temporarily removed it from Pixel 3 and are assessing where it will be implemented in the future ". While we did know that this chip is meant to make the new devices more secure, Google has now revealed details on exactly how the Titan M chip works in a new blog post .
  • Huawei unveils iPhone-challenging Mate 20 smartphones

    Huawei unveils iPhone-challenging Mate 20 smartphones

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    We are now just a few hours away from the official launch . More interestingly, they support nano-memory (NM) cards that are a proprietary Huawei technology. The new smartphone has three rear cameras , all co-engineered with camera brand Leica: a 16mm 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 40MP main lens and an 8MP telephoto lens.
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launch

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launch

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    Like the Mate 20 Pro , it will be powered by the company's latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor and come with 8GB of RAM . Huawei will launch the new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an event it is holding in London. Battery is also vastly improved, with the Pro offering up to 70% in 30 minutes via super charge and 58% in the same time for the normal Mate. The Mate 20 retains a fingerprint sensor on its rear, and keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom as well.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout helicopter locations

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout helicopter locations

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    Anyway, until you get your hands on the game, you may as well take a look at this awesome piece of art. "This is a game that we plan to support for the long haul." . There's already a 15th map scheduled for November as a post-launch expansion, but it will be free for all players.When the game releases, you'll have access to Arsenal, Contraband, Firing Range, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Icebreaker, Jungle, Militia, Morocco, Payload, Seaside, Slums, and Summit.
  • Samsung Takes a Jab At Google Pixel 3 and Its Gigantic Notch

    Samsung Takes a Jab At Google Pixel 3 and Its Gigantic Notch

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    Google's integrated AI helps improve the Pixel 3 camera with a slew of new features. APKs for the local applications on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones are now springing up on the Internet. Limited adoption has reflected Google's hesitancy to go as wide and big in distributing and marketing the Pixel as Apple , which launched its last two iPhone line-ups in about 50 countries.
  • Google Launches a Pixel-Branded Premium Chromebook Tablet

    Google Launches a Pixel-Branded Premium Chromebook Tablet

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    The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available for pre-order from October 11 and you can preorder them from online portals like Flipkart and Airtel's online store or from offline stores like Reliance Digital and Chroma. The Google Home Hub will apparently include a screen which will display useful information such as local weather and traffic. Some of the connectivity options on the Pixel Slate include two USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, keyboard connecting pins, Bluetooth ...
  • Facebook wants to put a camera in your living room

    Facebook wants to put a camera in your living room

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    As you might expect, its main objective is to connect you with other Facebook users via Messenger; say "Hey Portal " to start a video call. The device functions as a smart speaker similar to Amazon and Google's own smart home devices, but the Portal includes a camera amongst its features.
  • LG Electronics operating profit up 44.4 pct in Q3

    LG Electronics operating profit up 44.4 pct in Q3

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    Samsung expects to post operating profits of between KRW17.4 trillion and KRW17.6 trillion in the third quarter of 2018, up from KRW14.87 trillion in the prior quarter and KRW14.53 trillion a year ago. We'll have to wait until the fully fledged report for Q3 2018 gets released by Samsung in coming days to find out if the chip division is indeed performing so strongly.
  • Jokes and complaints as Trump sends 'presidential alert' to 225 million Americans

    Jokes and complaints as Trump sends 'presidential alert' to 225 million Americans

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    In addition to the Wireless Emergency Alert on your phone, you may see a warning displayed on television and broadcasted on radio at 2:20 p.m. EDT as part of EAS ( Emergency Alert System ) testing. "The Communications Act of 1934 established the authority for the President to use certain private sector communications systems for priority communications, such as sending alert and warning messages to the public, during national emergencies", FEMA wrote.
  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update

    Microsoft Releases Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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    The new Your Phone app for Windows 10 allows you to easily access your Android device's photos and texts from your computer. That's not all for Windows-related gaming fun times, either, as Microsoft are also taking the opportunity to introduce a new-look Game Bar as well (which, if you've got it turned on, lets you record clips, screenshots and broadcast your game using Microsoft's various gaming tools).
  • Leaked Google Pixel 3 video shows possible features in action

    Leaked Google Pixel 3 video shows possible features in action

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    The Russian publication further goes on to claim that the new Pixel 3 has a "very good sensitivity and the best touch experience". We are not sure if that is the actual D-Day, but we are certain the launch is most likely to happen next month, as the company has already begun airing TV ads of the upcoming phone in India.
  • Have a cellphone? Expect a message from the feds this afternoon

    Have a cellphone? Expect a message from the feds this afternoon

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    It is the first test of the national wireless emergency system by FEMA . "No action is needed" and will display the header " Presidential Alert ". The EAS test message will be distributed through radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers.
  • This is the OnePlus 6T

    This is the OnePlus 6T

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    Just like the OnePlus 6 , the upcoming OnePlus 6T will also lack IP certification. "We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action", further said a OnePlus engineer in a prior interview with CNET .
  • Apple's new iPhones aren't charging for some reason; bring on the Chargepocalypse!

    Apple's new iPhones aren't charging for some reason; bring on the Chargepocalypse!

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    Yes, there are obviously complaints over some issues floating around out there, some more serious than others. However, for this theory to make complete sense, it would affect all new iPhones across the board. When you are spending $1000 and more, you expect a premium smartphone and as this is an iPhone, you expect a good product from the Trillion dollar company.
  • New Galaxy A7 comes with more cameras

    New Galaxy A7 comes with more cameras

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    The battery is said to have 3,720 mAh capacity, but strangely enough, no fast-charging support. Samsung is expected to spill the beans at an event on 11 October, with the A7 likely making its first appearance in phone shops shortly after.