'PUBG' PS4 Release Time: When Can You Preload & Download the Game? - Newsweek

PUBG has nearly arrived on PS4, so we're here to tell you the exact time the game releases on Sony's flagship console. We've also got details on preloads and preorders for those who still need them. Are you ready to play the game that kicked off the ...-- https://www.newsweek.com/pubg-ps4-release-time-when-preload-download-game-1247131

Xbox's Phil Spencer Talks 'Synergy' With Game Pass and Project xCloud - Variety

Xbox's Phil Spencer took the stage recently at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference in San Francisco to discuss Microsoft's Project xCloud. During the talk, he noted that the team is indeed interested in implementing ...-- https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/xbox-phil-spencer-game-pass-project-xcloud-1203082618/

Epic Games Store being developed by Steam Spy founder, Sergey Galyonkin - GameDaily.biz

When Epic Games announced the launch of its own digital storefront last week, many developers praised the platform's favorable revenue split. Epic promises that devs will receive 88 percent of a game's sales, while it will take the remaining 12 percent.-- https://gamedaily.biz/article/436/epic-games-store-being-developed-by-steam-spy-founder-sergey-galyonkin

Google is finally fixing its incomprehensible messaging apps strategy - BGR

As we and others reported last night, Google has confirmed it's shutting down its messaging app Allo that never really caught fire in something of a streamlining of its fractured messaging app strategy. It's a strategy, if you could call it that, that ...-- https://bgr.com/2018/12/06/google-messaging-new-strategy-allo/

DeepMind in AI breakthrough with smarter version of AlphaGo - Financial Times

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company, has announced two research successes — the strongest game-playing AI so far and the world's most powerful predictor of the shape of protein molecules — as it returns to its scientific roots ...-- https://www.ft.com/content/ac50f12a-f962-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

The best Amazon devices of 2018 - USA TODAY

For years, Amazon has been the one-stop-shop for almost every kind of brand or product that you need. But in the last few years, Amazon itself has started to create its own products to sell alongside others. And with the huge popularity of smart home ...-- https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2018/12/06/best-amazon-devices-2018/2225159002/

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China - Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/china-demands-canada-release-huawei-executive/2018/12/06/862f3cc0-f923-11e8-8642-c9718a256cbd_story.html

Fortnite is being sued for appropriating dance moves from black artists - Quartz

Rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, for allegedly using and profiting from, without permission, a dance move he created. The dance move in question is the “Milly Rock,” which 2 Milly—whose real name is Terence ...-- https://qz.com/quartzy/1486659/fortnite-sued-for-using-milly-rock-dance-in-swipe-it-emote/

New Lexus RC F Track Edition teased ahead of Detroit 2019 reveal - AutoExpress

The new Lexus RC F Track Edition has been teased with a shot of its rear wing. We'll see the rest of the BMW M4 rival at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the Japanese firm has announced. The latest teaser shot shows a fixed carbon fibre rear wing ...-- https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lexus/rc/104145/new-lexus-rc-f-track-edition-teased-ahead-of-detroit-2019-reveal

Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple - Forbes

Apple shares have fallen 26% from their October 2018 high and they're poised to fall further. You can argue that Apple's decline is due to factors beyond its control. For example, the White House threatened to endanger Apple by putting it in the cross ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/12/06/why-40-iphone-discount-is-bad-for-apple/

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

Why Tumblr's ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth - The Conversation CA

As of Dec. 17, Tumblr will no longer allow “adult content,” defined as that which shows “real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content — including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations — that depicts sex acts.” Before this ...-- http://theconversation.com/why-tumblrs-ban-on-adult-content-is-bad-for-lgbtq-youth-108215

The Best Apps to Use for Going Out to the Movies - Gadget Hacks

With the list of available mobile apps for moviegoers constantly expanding and improving, seeing a film at your local theater has never been better. With the right apps for your iPhone or Android phone, you can research movies, find out if showings are ...-- https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/best-apps-use-for-going-out-movies-0189972/

Apple now says its smartwatch app to detect atrial fibrillation is not for those with atrial fibrillation - Washington Post

The fine print on Apple's latest foray into health care carries a seemingly strange caveat: its new Apple Watch app to detect atrial fibrillation is not intended for people who have atrial fibrillation. The paradox perfectly sums up the deeper ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/apple-now-says-its-smartwatch-app-to-detect-atrial-fibrillation-is-not-for-those-with-atrial-fibrillation/2018/12/06/cb5c46bc-f978-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html

The New 'Far Cry' Box-Art Just Leaked Online And It Doesn't Look Great - Forbes

As always, take the below image with a grain of salt. This is the leaked box-art for Ubisoft's new off-year Far Cry game, apparently called Far Cry: New Dawn. It could be a fake, but I suspect it's the real thing. Far Cry: New DawnCredit: Ubisoft. The ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/12/06/the-new-far-cry-box-art-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-look-great/

'Red Dead Online' Is Giving Away Free Cash And Gold Bars As It Fixes Its Economy - Forbes

It's time for the first Red Dead Online update, the one where Rockstar tries to rebalance the economy so that beans aren't worth more than gold and so that salmon isn't the only thing in the game worth its weight in...beans, I guess. Tomorrow Rockstar ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2018/12/06/red-dead-online-is-giving-away-free-cash-and-gold-bars-as-it-fixes-its-economy/

China to 'immediately' apply measures agreed in trade truce with US - The Guardian

China has said it will immediately implement measures agreed under a trade war “truce” with the US. The commerce ministry's remarks came days after Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to give negotiators 90 days to resolve ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/06/china-immediately-apply-measures-agreed-trade-truce-us

US Military Plane Flies Over Ukraine in Warning to Russia - Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon said Thursday that it carried out a rare flight over Ukraine under the international Open Skies Treaty to “reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine" amid heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions. It was the second such U.S. military ...-- https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-military-plane-flies-over-ukraine-in-warning-to-russia-1544136754

Offset's Alleged Mistress Was in One of Nicki Minaj's Music Videos - E! Online

Summer Bunni, the woman accused of coming between Cardi B and Offset, appeared in a Nicki Minaj video earlier this year. On Wednesday, shortly after Cardi announced her split from her Migos star husband, The Shade Room posted a video of Summer ...-- https://www.eonline.com/news/993891/offset-s-alleged-mistress-was-in-one-of-nicki-minaj-s-music-videos

Xbox One family settings get cross-play filters - Windows Central

Family Settings on Xbox One are an important tool which let parents monitor and restrict the types of games and the duration to which their children play those games. Microsoft already provides options to limit a variety of features in screen time ...-- https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-one-family-settings-get-cross-play-filters

Epic Games Store Aims For Transparency With Developers - Game Revolution

With the new Epic Games Store looking to outperform Steam in as many ways as possible, its founder has promised that transparency with developers is a priority for the site. The Epic Games Store was announced earlier this week and has already offered ...and more »-- https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/466735-epic-games-store-transparency

How Google can clean up its messaging mess after Allo's shutdown - PCWorld

Google would like us to think of its messaging strategy as a work in progress. What it's progressing towards, I don't know. Amongst all the changes, additions, mergers, and rebranding its series of messaging apps have gone through over the past few ...-- https://www.pcworld.com/article/3326068/google/google-messaging-allo-hangouts-messages.html

Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple - Forbes

Apple shares have fallen 26% from their October 2018 high and they're poised to fall further. You can argue that Apple's decline is due to factors beyond its control. For example, the White House threatened to endanger Apple by putting it in the cross ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/12/06/why-40-iphone-discount-is-bad-for-apple/

When a Killer Climate Catastrophe Struck the World's Oceans - The Atlantic

Identifying a killer can be difficult when it seems like every murder weapon imaginable has been used in the crime, and when the victim is the entire planet. About 252 million years ago, a rich and wonderful world was annihilated in the worst mass ...-- https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/oxygen-loss-during-mass-extinction/577537/

Hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut - Motor1.com

Lexus will debut the RC F Track Edition at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in January. The automaker won't tell us much more than that at the moment, though. Thankfully, spy shots provide a few more details about what ...-- https://www.motor1.com/news/290334/lexus-rc-f-track-edition-teased/

The New 'Far Cry' Box-Art Just Leaked Online And It Doesn't Look Great - Forbes

As always, take the below image with a grain of salt. This is the leaked box-art for Ubisoft's new off-year Far Cry game, apparently called Far Cry: New Dawn. It could be a fake, but I suspect it's the real thing. Far Cry: New DawnCredit: Ubisoft. The ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/12/06/the-new-far-cry-box-art-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-look-great/

22 apps with 2 million+ Google Play downloads had a malicious backdoor - Ars Technica

Almost two dozen apps with more than 2 million downloads have been removed from the Google Play market after researchers found they contained a device-draining backdoor that allowed them to surreptitiously download files from an attacker-controlled ...-- https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/12/google-play-ejects-22-backdoored-apps-with-2-million-downloads/

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

Red Dead Online UPDATE: Big Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer economy news - Express.co.uk

Fans on PS4 and Xbox One will start seeing a host of changes in the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode. Having confirmed they were making changes to the way economy worked in Red Dead Online, a new update has been released today detailing ...-- https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1055468/Red-Dead-Online-UPDATE-Red-Dead-Redemption-2-multiplayer-economy-news

Xbox Game Pass headed to 'every device' says Xbox lead Phil Spencer - Windows Central

Xbox Game Pass has grown to be a core pillar of Xbox One, delivering a Netflix-style library of games for a flat monthly fee. With over 100 games onboard and new Microsoft-published games headed to the service at launch, the service touts growing value ...-- https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-headed-every-device-says-xbox-lead-phil-spencer

Fallout 76 Customer Personal Information Leaked by Bethesda Support - NDTV

Fallout 76 customer details have been leaked by Bethesda's tech support system. The loophole allowed some Fallout 76 customers to access parts of Bethesda's support system. This includes being able to view personal information such as e-mail addresses, ...-- https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/fallout-76-customer-personal-information-leaked-by-bethesda-support-1958806

Is Fortnite stealing black dance culture? The creator of the 'Milly Rock' argues yes in a new lawsuit. - Washington Post

In the summer of 2015, rapper 2 Milly went “Milly Rocking” on every block in Brooklyn, turning the hip-hop two-step into the viral dance of the summer. People started doing the “Milly Rock” on fire escapes, on top of cars, in the end zone after scoring ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/06/is-fortnite-stealing-black-dance-culture-creator-milly-rock-argues-yes-new-lawsuit/

Samsung Galaxy J4+ Review - 3G.co.uk

“The Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus gives you a big screen on a budget and also packs in a few extras, but in most ways it struggles to stand out. It's solid, but doesn't rise above rivals.” Best Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus deals. Top Deal. phone. logo. Samsung ...-- https://3g.co.uk/reviews/samsung-galaxy-j4-plus-review

911 Turbo S vs Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid drag race is pure fratricide - DriveMag

Drag races orchestrated by car journos usually involves rivals from two or more brands but in this case, the skirmish happens in Porsche's own backyard. Yes, the way Porsche's Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid drives is a clear reminder that the company that ...-- https://drivemag.com/news/911-turbo-s-vs-panamera-turbo-s-e-hybrid-drag-race-is-pure-fratricide

Rapper Soulja Boy Is Selling His Own Game Handheld and Console - Comicbook.com

Out of all the folks we expected to launch their own lineup of game consoles, Soulja Boy was definitely near the bottom of the list. However, that's just what the rapper appears to be doing, offering his own system and handheld for his fans to purchase.-- https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/12/05/rapper-soulja-boy-selling-game-console-handheld-knockoff/

There's a new Far Cry game coming, and it looks... dusty - TechRadar

With the dust hardly settled on the last Far Cry entry - Far Cry 5, which released in March of this year - Ubisoft has released a new teaser trailer for the next game in the bestselling action-adventure series. The trailer landed in the run-up to this ...-- https://www.techradar.com/news/theres-a-new-far-cry-game-coming-and-it-looks-dusty

Microsoft picks Chromium for new browser to replace Edge: Reports - VCCircle

Redmond based software giant Microsoft is working on a new browser that will be based on Chromium in a bid to compete with Google's popular Chrome browser. The proposed Chromium browser will replace the default Edge browser on Windows 10, ...-- https://techcircle.vccircle.com/2018/12/06/microsoft-picks-chromium-for-new-browser-to-replace-edge-reports/