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A look at the image above will show you when the free weekend will pop off in your time zone. Those of you that have never tried Overwatch before or have been itching to buy but not fully convinced yourself, you can get a taste of it this weekend.
  • The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Available in New Update

    The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Available in New Update

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    The game received good reviews, as it improved on the divisive original in many ways. You can see the mode in action in the trailer above, and for those that are whimps like me. "Also, being able to see our environments and enemies up close allows players to get an even better look at how much effort went into their designs".
  • Vicious Skype Security Exploit May Require Extensive Code Overhaul

    Vicious Skype Security Exploit May Require Extensive Code Overhaul

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    Once installed, Skype uses its own built-in updater to keep the software up to date. When the installer tries to find the relevant file, it will find the malicious DLL first, and thereby install the offending code. Microsoft said that its engineers were able to replicate the issue and that a fix would come in a new version of Skype and not a security update. After conducting a series of tests, Kanthak discovered that the problem affects Skype's update installer.
  • Microsoft adds Meltdown and Spectre detection to Windows Analytics

    Microsoft adds Meltdown and Spectre detection to Windows Analytics

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    A day after Microsoft announced it will be adding Windows Defender ATP down-level support for older OSes comes the news that its Windows Analytics service is getting new capabilities aimed at helping businesses tackle Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines in their fleet.
  • Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority

    Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority

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    Cook also said in the meeting that he's "not worrying" about whether the government will agree to reimburse its offerings. Apple is also planning on making more acquisitions this year, Cook said. "But in terms of annual increases in the dividend, it is something that this board and management are committed to doing". Spotify, the music streaming pioneer that Apple is trying to upstage, has more than 70 million subscribers.
  • Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro And Mi TV

    Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro And Mi TV

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    The Redmi Note 5 will be available in two price variants of Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available for Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999 depending on the variant. The company has launched Mi TV4 in China recently. The smartphone features a 12-megapixel back camera with f/2.2 aperture and also comes with a 5-megapixel front camera with LED light, Beautify 3.0, and 1080p video recording at 30fps.
  • IDC: Google Sold A

    IDC: Google Sold A "Tiny" 3.9M Pixel Phones In 2017

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    So Apple ships more phones in a week than Google does in a year. Apple also has deals with all the major carriers in the United States, putting iPhones in even more retail locations with even more salespeople. "The Essential Phone only shipped 88,000 units in 2017". There is a partnership this year with Verizon and more visible marketing, but it seems this hasn't translated into massive sales.
  • THQ Nordic buys Saints Row owner Koch Media

    THQ Nordic buys Saints Row owner Koch Media

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    Koch Media GmbH and its subsidiaries will continue to operate as independent entities within the THQ Nordic group. No restructuring or cost-saving programmes are now being planned. Before it became THQ Nordic, Nordic Games bought the rights to a number of THQ IPs when the publisher went bust. Furthermore, the label has published titles such as the post-apocalyptic Metro: Redux and Brian Fargo's classic RPG Wasteland 2.
  • Rocket League Hot Wheels Toy Set Inbound Later This Year

    Rocket League Hot Wheels Toy Set Inbound Later This Year

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    No, the boost pads don't work, but at least it should come with an LCD scoreboard. First, Hot Wheels DLC arrived in Rocket League , allowing you to race around the arena and shoot goals as some of Mattel's most memorable vehicles. Don't expect the rockets and explosions though, we're still dealing with toys. Around this time previous year, Psyonix and Hot Wheels announced a partnership , adding Hot Wheels-related cars and items to the hit arcade soccer title.
  • New facelifted Mercedes C-Class gets fresh look and new tech

    New facelifted Mercedes C-Class gets fresh look and new tech

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    While these were all about the new engine, in terms of design too, the facelift version of the S-Class sedan comes pretty attractive. The big news? It will come with insane power figures to match the German carmaker's track-focused AMG GT R that's been honed at the Nurburgring.
  • Google to expand Smart Reply feature to third party apps

    Google to expand Smart Reply feature to third party apps

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    For example, "yes" or "no" if you've arrived somewhere or the time it will take for you to reach the given location. Reply aims to take the smart AI-based suggested replies that are available in Google's Gmail and Allo apps to the next level.
  • Fortnite Battle Royale Is Gearing up for 60 FPS Graphics on Consoles

    Fortnite Battle Royale Is Gearing up for 60 FPS Graphics on Consoles

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    Fortnite Battle Royale's stream of temporary game modes looks set to continue flowing-Epic will add five to the game within the next month and at least five more soon after, it said yesterday. While that feature will be available on all major consoles, the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X may benefit more from the tweaks Epic will utilize to improve console framerate.
  • Steps to Get Old Version of Snapchat Back

    Steps to Get Old Version of Snapchat Back

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    Twitter user Clare James step-by-step instructions Friday on how to revert back to the old Snapchat on iOS, and we confirmed on our own iPhone X that it works! But, WORTH IT, if you loathe the new Snapchat redesign does. There's also a good chance you'll lose your Memories when uninstalling Snapchat , so Snapchat tweeted out a series of moves you'll need to make to make that happen.
  • Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story

    Instagram is testing alerts for when someone screenshots your story

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    While this feature seems to be helfpul for the creator to keep track of who snapped their story's screenshot, those who take the screenshots might likely have an escape route. So, if you are anxious about being caught while taking screenshot, there is also a way to do it without being caught. Now the question is how to do it? However, there are several other ways to click a screenshot of your story and still be unknown.
  • How to watch, live stream the Olympics

    How to watch, live stream the Olympics

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    Once signed up, you can watch any of the channels on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app . most nights). Now, the company has announced a new Live feature which will allow users to cover snippets from major events. According to The Wall Street Journal , NBC will use the new Live feature to broadcast two- to six-minute live segments of key moments during figure skating, skiing, and more in the Discover tab.