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CS: GO Streamer James 'PhantomL0rd' Vargas Files Lawsuit Against Twitch Over 2016 Suspension

Popular streamer James "PhantomL0rd" Varga started a legal battle with Amazon-owned Twitch. The dispute stemmed from Varga’s suspension from the streaming site in July 2016, which led to his eventual departure.

Video Games February 21, 2018

Google Pay Guide: How To Use The New Payment System, How To Add Cards, And More

Google Pay is now rolling out and ready to use in the United States and the U.K. The new system replaces Android Pay and Google Wallet and further improves on the payment process inherited from the two.

Google February 21, 2018

New 'Burnout Paradise Remastered' Is Making A Comeback With 4K, 60 FPS Support

EA is releasing 'Burnout Paradise Remastered' on March 16, and a 10-hour preview playtime will be provided a week before. The release will boast of gameplay that runs on 4K resolution at 60 fps and will sell at $39.99.

Video Games February 21, 2018

Samsung To Let MWC 2018 Attendees Get A Feel Of The Galaxy S9 In Augmented Reality

Samsung will reportedly showcase the Galaxy S9 at the MWC 2018 with the use of augmented reality technology. Leaked 3D models of the handset suggested that MWC attendees are lined up to get an AR experience of the handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 20, 2018

Flight Simulator Add-On That Installed Password-Stealing Malware Was For Anti-Piracy, Devs Say

FlightSimLabs, provider of expansions for the massively popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, has insisted the malware that came with the A320X add-on was an anti-piracy measure. Security experts scored the tactic as extreme DRM method and absolute insanity.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Fortnite's Season 3 Battle Pass Content Revealed: Here's What To Expect

Epic Games revealed the items and rewards packed with Season 3 Battle Pass of “Fortnite: Battle Royale” that will start on Feb. 20. The cosmetic items will drop following the recent update release that patched the game to version 2.5.0.

Video Games February 20, 2018

Sony Teases Next Xperia Phone It's Going To Unveil At MWC 2018

Sony teased on Xperia Twitter page of an upcoming announcement via the MWC 2018. On Feb. 26, the company is rumored to introduce its next flagship bet that likely will take the name Xperia XZ Pro.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 20, 2018

Apple Rolls Out Fix For iPhone Telugu Character Crash Bug Via iOS 11.2.6

Apple started rolling out iOS 11.2.6 that was exclusively released to deal with the Telugu bug, which crashes iPhones and iPads. The Indian character bug also renders Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp unusable.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Contains A 'The Witcher 3' Easter Egg

Warhorse Studios provided a number of easter eggs for fans of 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance,' foremost of which is a stocky horse named Roach. The bonus item is a call back to 'The Witcher 3.'

Video Games February 19, 2018

Lara Croft Is Getting Turned Into A 'Tomb Raider' Barbie Doll

Mattel said it will start selling the Lara Croft doll at $29.99 on Feb. 19. It will bear the likeness of Alicia Vikander who will star in the upcoming 'Tomb Raider' reboot that is slated for a March 16 debut.

Video Games February 19, 2018

Samsung Is In Need Of OLED Buyers After Apple's iPhone X Production Cut: Report

Samsung is facing an oversupply of OLED panels, reportedly caused by the poor sales performance of the iPhone X. The Korean company is now scrambling to reroute its excess of OLED supplies to other device makers.

Apple February 19, 2018

Google App Beta Gets Tools To Edit And Share Screenshots

The Google app has a screenshot editing tool that allows quick edits and instant sharing of captured screen images. The feature is now part of the application’s beta build 7.21 and is expected to be released soon.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Essential PH-1 'Halo Gray' Color Option Is An Amazon Exclusive, And It's Got Alexa Built-In

The Essential Phone in Halo Gray finish is now ready for preorder on Amazon at $449.99. The actual sale will start Feb. 21, and according to Amazon, after Feb. 24 the handset will return to its regular price of $499.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2018

Atari Is Setting Its Eyes On Cryptocurrency With The Atari Token And Pong Token

Atari will make a bid on cryptocurrency with the launch of Atari Token and Pong Token. Rollout of the new Bitcoins remains unknown, but they are understood as the company’s entry to the digital entertainment and online casino platforms.

Business Tech February 16, 2018

Google Expands Project Fi Coverage To Over 170 Countries

Google’s Project Fi is now available on 170 countries, indicating that the service nearly covers major locations around the world. Despite the expanded reach, Google assured there will be no fee adjustments.

Google February 16, 2018

Ubisoft Announces Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend, Introduces New Operators Lion And Finka

Two new operators, Lion and Finka, will soon debut on 'Rainbow Six Siege' as Ubisoft announced a free weekend that will commence Feb. 15. The all-access offer will be for gamers on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Video Games February 16, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8's Android Oreo Update Rollout Stopped Because Of Unexpected Reboots

Samsung confirmed it halted the global rollout of the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus following reports that some devices experienced unexplained rebooting upon installation of the firmware. It remains unknown when the deployment will resume.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2018

Sony Offers Black Friday-Like Deals On PlayStation VR Headsets, Bundles: Starting Price Drops To $199.99

Sony is bringing back its PlayStation VR holiday promotional deals first seen during the 2017 Black Friday and Christmas season. Bundles will be offered with price discounts ranging from $50 to $100.

Video Games February 15, 2018

Free 'Fortnite' Skins, Items For PS Plus Subscribers Are Now Available

PlayStation Plus members can grab the 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' free items, a glider and an outfit, starting Feb. 15. The gift items, released before the upcoming game update, are PS4-exclusive and will be ready to claim until February next year.

Video Games February 15, 2018

How Much Does It Cost Apple To Build A HomePod Speaker? It's $216 Per Unit

Assembling the Apple HomePod smart speaker was estimated at $216 per unit, hinting that the product is not a money maker for the company. Curiously, repairing the device could prove costlier than building it, set at $279.

Apple February 15, 2018

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