Games

Red Dead Online Gets a New Battle Royale Mode Called Gun Rush

Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode, Red Dead Online, has received a major update to its battle royale mode. Red Dead Online, which is currently in beta, now has a new mode called Gun Rush. This mode supports up to 32 players and will feel familiar for those who’ve been playing Fortnite or PUBG. You’ll […]

Games

Bungie Gets Publishing Rights for Destiny From Activision

Bungie now has the publishing rights for Destiny according to its new deal with Activision. This means that the franchise’s developers will have all the control on the future of the series, without any targets or interference from Activision. Bungie says that the handover is still in its ‘early stages’, and it plans to make […]

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Fortnite Maker Epic Games Gets ‘F’ Rating From Better Business Bureau

The creator of the wildly popular video game Fortnite has been given an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau after not addressing hundreds of complaints from concerned customers. The BBB said that over the past year, it has received more than 270 complaints about Epic Games, which has made a fortune from Fortnite and other popular video games. […]

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Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on ‘Gaming Disorder’

Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid “gaming disorder” becoming a formally recognised ailment. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has spent years looking into the addictive nature of video games, put “gaming disorder” on its list of health problems last year, a […]

Gadgets

Smart Speakers Have 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate in India: Accenture

 Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are one of the fastest adopted technologies in India and have a 97 percent satisfaction rate among Indian consumers, according to a report from Accenture. Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, led by emerging markets such as India with 72 percent adoption, said the […]

Internet

CES 2019: zGlue Pitches ‘Chiplets’ to Make Custom Chips for Startups

A veteran of the world’s two biggest chipmakers is hoping to make affordable custom silicon chips for startup companies by rolling out new software on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Custom-designed chips power top-tier smartphones from companies such as Apple and Huawei Technologies. But they are costly to design and difficult to make, requiring […]

Internet

German Student Admits to Data Hack That Hit Merkel and Others

A student confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber-security authorities. Police did not name the 20-year-old but said he lives with his parents, is not a computer expert and […]

Internet

RBI Forms Panel to Deepen Digital Payments, Led by Infosys’ Nilekani

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the RBI, will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of […]

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CES 2019: Philips Hue Outdoor Lineup Gets Motion Sensor, New Outdoor Fixtures

Philips announced a new line of Hue Outdoor lighting products at CES last year and at CES 2019, Philips is making a few new additions to it. The Philips Hue Outdoor sensor and a few new wall-mounted lights join the existing outdoor lighting range consisting of outdoor bulbs, light strips, and lamps. The Hue Outdoor […]

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IBM Announces High-Resolution Global Weather Forecast Model

When IBM bought the Weather Company in 2016, it wasn’t clear what the long-term plan was for the acquisition, or how IBM would leverage the company’s specialities – dozens of forecasters, tens of thousands of personal weather stations and a website that drew millions of people to stories with headlines such as “You won’t believe […]