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Samsung's Galaxy S8 will still offer quick camera access through a button

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:06:01 +0000

With a couple days remaining until the Samsung Unpacked event that will reveal the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, a new leak shows how Samsung will implement its quick access button for the camera. Read more...(image)

Devs share their favorite foods, locations and more from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:48:01 +0000

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has had a huge debut along with the Nintendo Switch. Now, the firm has released a video that asks the developers about their favorites from the game. Read more...(image)

Uber to resume self-driving car operations after an accident in Arizona

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:40:01 +0000

Uber will now resume its self-driving program after it was halted because of a crash last Friday. The crash caused an Uber vehicle to be turned on its side, but nobody was seriously injured. Read more...(image)

Destiny 2 becomes official

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:24:02 +0000

The day has finally arrived - Destiny 2 is now official. The news was first revealed through Twitter, with an image emblazoned with "Destiny 2". Unfortunately, a release date was not been announced. Read more...(image)

Google loses over 250 YouTube advertisers due to misplaced ads on extremist videos

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:08:02 +0000

Google is expected to lose up to $750 million due to a huge boycott from advertisers following the discovery of misplaced ads on YouTube. Ads paid by the Guardian were appearing on extremist videos. Read more...(image)

LastPass working on security update for newly discovered browser extension vulnerability

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:16:01 +0000

LastPass has stated that it's aware of the vulnerability discovered over the weekend by Tavis Ormandy, and that a patch is in the works. This affects version 4.1.43 of the Chrome extension. Read more...(image)

Android co-founder Andy Rubin teases his new device from Essential

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:00:01 +0000

It has been a few years since Andy Rubin left Google. After announcing his new startup Essential in January, Rubin has now teased an image of a new device that looks to offer a bezel-less display. Read more...(image)

Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get March security update in US - but still no sign of Nougat

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:40:01 +0000

The unlocked US models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hadn't received a single security update since December - but while the March patches are now available, the wait for Android 7.0 Nougat continues. Read more...(image)

Google reintroduces "Free App of the Week" section on the Play Store

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:02:01 +0000

Android users will be glad to know that Google has relaunched a new section in the Play Store that will offer one free paid app. The section currently seems to be region locked to the US. Read more...(image)

Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 Sierra, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 to the public

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:46:01 +0000

Apple released the latest minor updates to its suite of operating systems today, including iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 Sierra, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2, with a number of new features. Read more...(image)

T-Mobile updates some of its protection plans to include AppleCare

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:01 +0000

T-Mobile has added many Un-carrier benefits over the past few years, but it is now adding AppleCare to some of its existing warranty plans to cover the iPhone and iPad - without any additional costs. Read more...(image)

There are now more than 10 million Windows Insiders

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:14:01 +0000

Eighteen months after announcing that there were seven million people on the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi revealed that that number has now grown to over 10 million. Read more...(image)

Cortana comes to Android lock screen; app now available on iOS and Android in Australia too

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:01 +0000

Microsoft has introduced support for its digital assistant on the Android lock screen, along with other improvements. It's also launched the Cortana app for iOS and Android in Australia. Read more...(image)

Rumor: Surface Book 2 might not launch at Microsoft's potential spring event

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:34:01 +0000

ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley claims that Microsoft may not be releasing the successor to Surface Book at its upcoming Spring event. However, a new device may be in the works for the Redmond corporation. Read more...(image)

It's official: Samsung plans to re-release Galaxy Note7 'as refurbished or rental phones'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:04:01 +0000

Despite saying last year that it would "safely dispose of" the Galaxy Note7 handsets returned to it under its global recall program, Samsung has now confirmed that it will sell refurbished models. Read more...(image)

Samsung to push out Galaxy Note7 update in South Korea to fully disable battery charging

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:42:33 +0000

97% of Galaxy Note7 handsets have been returned in South Korea under Samsung's recall program - but the company hopes to bring that up to 100% with a final update that disables battery charging. Read more...(image)

Blizzard Entertainment announces StarCraft: Remastered, releasing this summer

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:16:03 +0000

StarCraft and its Brood War expansion are getting a remaster this summer, with upgraded visuals and audio while keeping the gameplay untouched. The originals are going free later this week. Read more...(image)

Microsoft president: "We will not help any government hack or attack any customer anywhere"

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:02:01 +0000

As tech firms are called upon to do more to help security and intelligence services to combat terrorism, Microsoft's Brad Smith says that there must be limits, in order to respect individual privacy. Read more...(image)

Save 52% off the Porta Memory 3-Pronged Flash Drive - get for just $59.95 via Neowin Deals

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:01 +0000

With today's deal, you can save $70 off the price of a Porta Memory 3-Pronged Flash Drive. Charge your iPhone and Android + transfer data to your PC with the same stick, via Neowin Deals. Read more...(image)

Microsoft UK reduces Surface prices to same levels as before last month's price increases

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:52:01 +0000

In yet another deal, Microsoft is now offering discounts across its Surface Book and Pro 4 ranges, reducing their prices to the same amounts as before its Brexit-related price increases six weeks ago. Read more...(image)

T-Mobile said Android 7.0 Nougat "now available" for HTC One M8, now says it was a mistake

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:52:01 +0000

T-Mobile's support site for the HTC One M8 stated that the Android 7.0 Nougat update had "been approved to launch and is now available" - but the carrier now says that it was a mistake. Read more...(image)

Indie developers commend Microsoft's ID@Xbox program

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:30:01 +0000

Indie developers have hailed Microsoft's ID@Xbox program as “hugely important” to the gaming industry, going on to claim that the program is one of the easiest digital publishing platforms. Read more...(image)

Microsoft has now removed all Lumia Windows phones from its UK store

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:20:01 +0000

Months after its own Windows 10 Mobile devices ran out of stock in the UK, Microsoft has removed the last Lumia handsets from its store there, leaving just two Windows phones available to purchase. Read more...(image)

NASA selects mission to study the chaotic "interstellar medium"

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:56:01 +0000

NASA has selected the Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) mission to conduct and study the chaotic cosmic matter that exists between stars in the Milky Way. Read more...(image)

BT cops £42m fine for underpaying compensation to rivals for delayed Ethernet installations

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:32:01 +0000

Just a fortnight after it had been spun out into its own company, BT's Openreach has received a record £42 million fine over Ethernet installation delays and shortchanging its rivals due compensation. Read more...(image)

Microsoft sued over Windows 10 'destroying user data and damaging PCs'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:16:01 +0000

Three people have sued Microsoft over claims that Windows 10 destroyed their data and damaged their PC's hardware as well. The company has dismissed the case as being "without merit". Read more...(image)

Hands-on and first impressions with Huawei's Alexa app

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:00:01 +0000

In January, Huawei revealed that it would be bringing Amazon's Alexa to its Mate 9 handset. Last week, the update went live and now we have had some hands-on time to give our first impressions. Read more...(image)

Unboxing and application of the Spigen GLAS.tR SLIM HD screen protector for Nintendo Switch

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:16:01 +0000

After dealing with a bad Nintendo Switch screen protector for the past couple weeks, it was time to upgrade to something better. Watch as we unbox and apply Spigen's GLAS.tR SLIM HD screen protector. Read more...(image)

Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle drops to $249, while supplies last

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:44:01 +0000

From March 26 and while supplies last, Microsoft is offering its Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle at an even lower price. Formerly $299, it is now $249, from all participating retailers. Read more...(image)

Facebook Messenger on Windows Phone 8.1 to reportedly be deprecated at the end of March

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:28:01 +0000

In the last hours, some users have received emails from Facebook in which the firm hints towards an intention to deprecate the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its Messenger app at the end of March. Read more...(image)

LG G6 unboxing and first impressions

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:56:01 +0000

LG's new G6 contains a Snapdragon 821 chipset, an 18:9 1440p display, and dual 13MP rear cameras. Here's our unboxing and first impressions video of the company's latest flagship phone. Read more...(image)

World of Warcraft's account services soon to receive a price hike in the UK and EU

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:30:02 +0000

Blizzard announced today that there will be a price increase for World of Warcraft's account services in the UK and EU on the 5th of April, likely due to post-Brexit exchange rates. Read more...(image)

This week in science: Artificial Sun, Moore's law for carbon emissions, and connected Mars

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:54:01 +0000

Scientists continue research on how to produce hydrogen fuel from water, a "carbon law" to achieve zero emissions is proposed, and NASA wants to use lasers to connect Mars to Earth's internet. Read more...(image)

Samsung may offer a new warranty called 'Guard S8' for its Galaxy S8

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:32:01 +0000

Samsung currently offers an extended warranty for its handsets. But a new leak shows 'Guard S8' as something unique for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with benefits like a two-hour repair turnaround. Read more...(image)

GameStop to close 150 stores in 2017; new Technology Brands and Collectibles stores to open

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:26:01 +0000

A weak fourth quarter and stiff competition are forcing GameStop to close 2% to 3% of its stores. The company reported growth in both its Technology Brands and Collectibles businesses, however. Read more...(image)

Blizzard has plans for an Overwatch map editor, but not in the near future

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:00:02 +0000

Since its release, Overwatch has been a phenomenal success. While Blizzard has added new content, a map editor remains on the long-term roadmap for the game according to game director Jeff Kaplan. Read more...(image)

New leak shows images that Call of Duty series could return to World War II

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:10:01 +0000

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was met with a lot of harsh reactions. Activision promised to return the series to its roots and we are now seeing leaks that could take the series back to WWII. Read more...(image)

Leaked images show off the variety of accessories that will arrive for Samsung's Galaxy S8

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:56:02 +0000

The well isn't quite dry yet as it seems that new leaked images have appeared, showing off the wide array of accessories that will be offered for Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Read more...(image)

Hands on with the Android O Developer Preview

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:30:01 +0000

Earlier this week, Google released the first Developer Preview for the next major update to Android, only known as Android O. Here, we go hands on with the build and take a look at some new features. Read more...(image)

This Weekend's PC Game Deals: The light at the end of the wallet

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:12:01 +0000

It doesn't matter if you are a casual or a hardcore gamer, or anything in-between. You can spend your budget more wisely by keeping up with our weekly feature, where we hand-pick the best deals. Read more...(image)

Samsung's Galaxy Book with WIndows 10 makes a formal appearance in new promotional video

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:56:01 +0000

A month ago, Samsung debuted a few tablets at Mobile World Congress. Today, the firm has released a promotional video for its Galaxy Book powered by Windows 10. A release date has not been announced. Read more...(image)

7 Days: A week of Android announcements, Windows 10 anticipation, and fresh fruit

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:23:02 +0000

From Xbox excitement and VAIO's old new phone, to Nintendo's Android ambitions, an ultra-mobile Windows 10 PC, and WhatsAppening on Google Play, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news. Read more...(image)

GameStop impressed by the Xbox Scorpio

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:36:01 +0000

The game retailer has praised Microsoft's upcoming console and believes that the gaming industry will witness strong growth this year thanks to newer generation consoles such as Project Scorpio. Read more...(image)

ANiUTa, world's first anime music streaming platform, launches in Japan

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:20:01 +0000

ANiUTa, the world's first platform of its kind has launched in Japan. Offering access to over 50,000 anime music songs at $5/month, it is aiming for a worldwide launch by the end of 2017. Read more...(image)

Microsoft vows to strengthen the security of Edge's sandbox

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:14:01 +0000

Microsoft has detailed the several layers of security in its Edge browser that reduce the chances of malicious exploits by attackers, stating that it will continue to strengthen the Edge sandbox. Read more...(image)

CSS Custom Properties are coming to Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:58:01 +0000

Microsoft has announced that CSS Custom Properties will making their way to its Edge browser in the Windows 10 Creators Update, unlocking "potential for more creative work on the web". Read more...(image)

Google reassures its users about government-backed attacks

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:36:02 +0000

For the past five years, Google has been very transparent about state-sponsored attacks. The firm has issued clear warning to its users when these occur and has now again reiterated its stance. Read more...(image)

Capcom will hold a Street Fighter V event for PC players to test out new CFN experience

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:04:03 +0000

If you have been itching to play Capcom's latest Street Fighter game, Street Fighter V, next will be a good week for you. Capcom is holding an event that will allow PC users to play for free. Read more...(image)

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event is now underway

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:48:01 +0000

It has been a month since the announcement, but the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event is finally underway. You can check the available times and participate by downloading the game to your Switch. Read more...(image)

T-Mobile's new service will now be able to prevent unsolicited calls from hitting your phone

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:32:01 +0000

It happens to all of us, we get that random phone call and it turns out to be some kind of scam. T-Mobile will be able to identify these types of calls and prevent them from ringing through. Read more...(image)