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Facebook to pull plug on 'Trending' topics feature

The section, which appears to the right of the main news feed on the desktop and in search on mobile, has been a lightning rod for criticism nearly since its launch in 2014. It's unusual for a site that's used for search, like Facebook, to not manage a trending section. Facebook and other social media platforms have been criticized for their role in allowing disinformation to spread during the... [Full Article...]

New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch We know that Nintendo will be hosting an E3 broadcast where presumably they will talk about new games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and possibly their handhelds as well. "A source familiar with Epic Games' plans, speaking anonymously to protect their career, also told Kotaku earlier this week that Fortnite would be coming to Switch". [Full Article...]

Can't afford a real Bugatti Chiron? Build this Lego Technic model instead

We thought the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set was insane; this one has 133 percent more parts. The astonishing Chiron is an engineering powerhouse of bewildering complexity - yet it's the vehicle Lego's chosen to model for its latest flagship Technic kit, a £329.99 monster that follows the runaway success of the 2016 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. [Full Article...]

Apple has blocked updates to Telegram since April

Apple has blocked updates to Telegram since April Surprisingly, and maybe because of how popular the resistance was proving to be, it looked like several of the key cloud hosting companies, such as Google and Amazon's AWS, where Telegram along with many other sites and apps host their data and operations, had chose to hold firm to see how things would develop, even when their own consumer-facing services were suffering. [Full Article...]

Canon ends film camera sales for good

While digital photography has been the standard for nearly two decades now, there's still a thriving community of film photographers. Canon was still selling the EOS-1V from old stock, so the end of the ability to buy a new one might make fans of the brand wistful. [Full Article...]

Fallout 76 Is Not A Traditional Singleplayer RPG

Fallout 76 Is Not A Traditional Singleplayer RPG But, it's also clear that the footage seen in the trailer features assets similar to those in the Vault creation expansion released for Fallout 4 in 2016 - so expanding on the settlement side makes flawless sense if using the same engine. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone SE 2 Smartphone - Everything You Need To Know

Apple iPhone SE 2 Smartphone - Everything You Need To Know On the iOS side of things, Apple is reportedly going to avoid going overboard by introducing tons of new features with iOS 12. At Google I/O in May, the company introduced a series of time management tools for Android users that help better manage screen time, track app usage, and limit the phone's ability to distract, including a "shush" mode which turns on Do Not Disturb by flipping ... [Full Article...]

Facebook is shutting down its notorious 'trending' feature

Facebook said it was experimenting with other news products, including a section called Today In that includes breaking and local news. The company didn't provide a time frame for when Facebook's news-focused video hub would go live, but said that "soon" 10 to 12 US publishers will be launching news shows in Watch, focused on live coverage of breaking events, daily shows and weekly shows. [Full Article...]

It’s true: Teens are ditching Facebook

It’s true: Teens are ditching Facebook The survey found 51 per cent of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 use Facebook , compared with 85 per cent for YouTube, 72 per cent for Instagram and 69 per cent who are on Snapchat. About 85% of these adolescents use YouTube. But Snap Inc.is holding its own, despite Instagram's frequent parroting of its features . Differences are also notable along racial lines, with white teens more likely to use S... [Full Article...]

PUBG Corp sues Fortnite studio for copyright infringment

PUBG Corp sues Fortnite studio for copyright infringment The vehicle was first teased earlier this week . Over on Reddit , Epic Games shared a similar message within the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit that explained why the challenges are being moved to Thursdays as opposed to the usual Tuesday start. [Full Article...]

Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee

Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee But they also take a preliminary multiple-choice vocabulary and spelling test. Rohan, who was the spelling bee champion at Dewitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton, qualified for the national bee for the first time this year. So this year, Scripps Howard created an "invitational" category that added 238 additional spellers to the national competition, bringing the total to a record-setting 516. [Full Article...]

IOS 12 could turn your iPhone into your doorkey

IOS 12 could turn your iPhone into your doorkey Today's report says that Apple will be making small changes in iOS 12 to some of its features dealing with stocks, snoozing notifications, FaceTime and sharing Animoji. Suffice it to say, WWDC 2018 appears to be a software-centric affair as the company will likely not introduce any new iPads or MacBook updates. This will include ARKit 2.0, which will allow users to play augmented reality gam... [Full Article...]

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Confirmed by Ubisoft; E3 Reveal Teased

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Confirmed by Ubisoft; E3 Reveal Teased Origins did a lot of things that changed the status quo for Assassin's Creed , including reworked combat and the removal of a minimap. The game will apparently release this fiscal year. Could Ubi be lining up a big Assassin's Creed Odyssey reveal for E3 this June? The game will introduce even more RPG mechanics to the series. We've heard the same details from three people who have played the... [Full Article...]

Cody Flexes His New Mayor Status in "Street Fighter V" Gameplay

Cody Flexes His New Mayor Status in Naturally, Street Fighter V was there, but Capcom made a decision to give the fans a little bit of extra news to go home with: they showcased the debut trailer for upcoming Season 3 character Cody . Check him out in action and see his alternate costumes below. Out of those twelve titles, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 , and St... [Full Article...]

The Atari VCS Is Now Up For Pre-Order Exclusively At IndieGoGo

The Atari VCS Is Now Up For Pre-Order Exclusively At IndieGoGo Two variants of the console are available: an all-black "Onyx" edition and a "Collector's Edition" boasting wood paneling that hearkens back to the company's early hardware. Tempest 4000 is one of the new games heading to the Atari VCS , but there isn't much news on what other new games will be released for the platform. [Full Article...]

Bethesda Says to "Please Stand By" for a Fallout-Related Announcement

Bethesda Says to Bethesda has found success with Skyrim and DOOM ports on the Nintendo Switch , so it's possible a Fallout game will see the same fate. If you are a fan of the Fallout franchise, then you might remember the chills the first time you heard the Fallout 4 when it was revealed at E3. [Full Article...]

In 2019 all model iPhone will get OLED screens media

In 2019 all model iPhone will get OLED screens media Sharp Corp declined as much as 4.3%. Japan Display is now one of Apple's display manufacturers, but the company will not be producing OLED panels for the iPhone manufacturer before 2019. Apple has been struggling to grow iPhone sales of late . If so, all iPhone models will likely share the same screen technology across the range, and not only the flush-with-cash will be able to enjoy an iPhone... [Full Article...]

DxO details stellar Xiaomi Mi 8 photography score

DxO details stellar Xiaomi Mi 8 photography score The Mi 8 SE is a less powerful member and it features a Snapdragon 710 . Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor sits under the hood, and Xiaomi is boasting that the handset earned a staggering 301,472 score on Antutu which, if legit, is the highest ever reached on the benchmark platform. [Full Article...]

Pixel 3 Devices to Be Completely Built In-House by Google

Pixel 3 Devices to Be Completely Built In-House by Google A recent Bloomberg report claims that Google will go the Apple way to get its smartphones manufactured this year. That'll be upgraded from the 12.2-megapixel camera on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it's said, but still rely on computational photography techniques to deliver features like "bokeh" background defocus. [Full Article...]

Star Citizen's Legatus Pack available for a mere $27,000

Star Citizen's Legatus Pack available for a mere $27,000 Since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2012, Star Citizen has raised over $200 million in crowdfunding - 35 of that raised in 2017. To be honest, this is not too absurd as there have been multiple fans, who have spent a solid sum of money on the game. [Full Article...]


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