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Huawei has been banned from government contracts to build Australian infrastructure over concerns that its links to the ruling Chinese communist government could jeopardise Australia's security. Analysts say that would have raised a "red flag" for Australian internet security. Chinese-based Huawei is tipped to win a $120 million telecommunications contract in West Australia , despite previous national security concerns from the Australian government.
  • Volvo details new 'Polestar Engineered' S60 T8

    Volvo details new 'Polestar Engineered' S60 T8

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    That's not going to change, either. Volvo has confirmed that the top S60 model will use a reworked version of the T8 Twin Engine's hybrid powertain, which comprises a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. That all sounds good, except for gold being the new hallmark color . Polestar will tune that powertrain with a new engine control unit that boosts it to 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet, up 15 horses and 22 pound-feet, the Swedish automaker announced in a release ...
  • Stranger Things Game from Telltale in Development

    Stranger Things Game from Telltale in Development

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    Instead of a traditional game setup, Minecraft "will be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons". That said, it now sounds even simpler than that. This partnership has yet to be formally announced by either company, but sources say that the announcement "could happen any day".
  • FF14 Online Reveals Monster Hunter Crossover

    FF14 Online Reveals Monster Hunter Crossover

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    That's right, the two games have been mashed together into a pulpy mix, giving us what Square Enix and Capcom wants us to think is the best of both worlds, quite literally. A trailer was shown looking at how the creature looks in Final Fantasy XIV , as well as showing a Felyne and some Monster Hunters . Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XIV will have a crossover event with Monster Hunter: World today during its 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo presentation in Los Angeles.
  • Details and pricing of the Vivo NEX surface ahead of launch

    Details and pricing of the Vivo NEX surface ahead of launch

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    The more premium model is called NEX S and offers flagship internals and several unique features. Internationally, the Vivo NEX featuring Snapdragon 710 SoC is known as Vivo NEX A. The Vivo Nex A is equipped with a 128GB of inbuilt storage. It's unknown what amount of RAM and storage it will come with but it's expected to have a price tag in the region of US$600.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Season Pass Won’t Include Separate Content

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Season Pass Won’t Include Separate Content

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    Q: Can I buy Black Ops Pass as a standalone product? It is meant to be a new approach to the live community and post-launch content, including live seasons. Unfortunately, it seems the rumours of Black Ops 4 ditching its season pass aren't true - the Black Ops Pass will bring a total of 12 new maps, plus five new zombie experiences and four exlusive characters for the new "Blackout" (battle royale) mode.
  • Jaguar E-Pace gets tech and engine update

    Jaguar E-Pace gets tech and engine update

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    New updates for Tata Motors-owned Jaguar's E-Pace compact SUV launched past year include "self-learning" Smart Settings technology, Adaptive Dynamics suspension and a new 200PS Ingenium petrol engine option. At 186g/kg, the emissions of the new 2.0-liter are higher than the more powerful engines already offered in the E-Pace, but the emissions of those two will rise when the new WLTP testing system comes into full force.
  • New game from Justin Roiland, Trover Saves the Universe

    New game from Justin Roiland, Trover Saves the Universe

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    The game's official website has a short description: "Wonderful". The trailer immediately gives off a Rick and Morty vibe thanks to the voices. The trailer reveals gameplay for his new title Trover Saves the Universe . And while no concrete release date was announced, it could possibly be a PS4 and PS VR exclusive as it was shown off exclusively at Sony's event. Capitalizing on that success, Roiland co-founded the game studio Squanch Games , which highlighted this humor and, ...
  • Nine-year-old in rehab after becoming addicted to Fortnite video game

    Nine-year-old in rehab after becoming addicted to Fortnite video game

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    The unidentified girl reportedly downloaded the game after she received an Xbox One in January and quickly became hooked. And it was only after her dad found her sitting on a urine-soaked cushion that she came clean about the extent of her addiction and started intensive therapy sessions.
  • So Long to Net Neutrality, Hello to Bigger Telecoms?

    So Long to Net Neutrality, Hello to Bigger Telecoms?

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    Pai doesn't explain what will happen if they don't follow through, other than saying that the "problematic conduct" will be "corrected". As of today, the end of net neutrality is official. Among other things, the net neutrality rules required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content. Beginning Monday, however, the USA government no longer explicitly prohibits those practices.
  • Intel's discrete graphics products will begin appearing in 2020

    Intel's discrete graphics products will begin appearing in 2020

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    A new report published by analyst Ryan Shrout, often seen over at PCPer, reveals that Intel's first discrete graphics chips will become available in 2020 . The company's existing efforts have been focused on offering graphics through Intel's CPU chips, but the performance has been limited. Shrout notes that Intel's 2020 plans are ambitious given the three-year development cycle for complex design and the need to build it from scratch.
  • Google retires Chrome extension inline installations

    Google retires Chrome extension inline installations

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    Now Google is stepping in and will tighten security by soon preventing extensions from being installed from outside its own Chrome Web Store. Google notes in its announcement that inline installed extensions have a higher user complaint ratio and are uninstalled significantly more often than extensions installed from the Web Store.
  • Transference Is A VR Game That Takes Place In A Corrupted Mind

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    The trailer we see seems to show off very haunting scenes and a creature wandering a house. Developed by FunHouse (a division of Ubisoft Montreal) along with Wood's Spectrevision, players will be able to enjoy this sure-to-be-terrifying game on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
  • Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

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    She warns of internet providers restricting access to websites containing content the company doesn't agree with. More than 20 states have sued the FCC, and several governors have passed executive orders requiring ISPs doing business with their states to uphold net neutrality.
  • Wendy's, Whataburger, and others react to IHOP name change

    Wendy's, Whataburger, and others react to IHOP name change

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    In response to IHOP's temporary logo rebranding as IHOB - the "P" for pancakes is now "B" for burgers because the California chain really wants you to know its burgers are every bit as good as the breakfast fare it has served for 60 years - Burger King has rebranded itself, too.
  • Google Home Can Now Handle Up to Three Queries At a Time

    Google Home Can Now Handle Up to Three Queries At a Time

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    I tested it with several commands for my smart home and I was able to get it to work for two lights (I don't have light groups), one light + one A/C unit, and one light + one scene (Harmony through SmartThings). This functionality is now expanding to three commands, Google announced on its Made By Google Twitter page (Update: the Tweet has since been removed for unknown reasons).
  • Google Translate gets improved offline translations with the help of AI

    Google Translate gets improved offline translations with the help of AI

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    Google says the translations are better because the AI can take an entire sentence into context rather than translate piece-by-piece, which would end up with more literal and likely not as natural translations. That makes translations of paragraphs and articles a lot smoother, the company said in a blog post . Language sets are only 35-45MB in size and also run on lower-powered devices.
  • Apple's 2019 iPhones to finally adopt USB-C, rumor says

    Apple's 2019 iPhones to finally adopt USB-C, rumor says

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    Even so, the report cites sources at analog IC vendors for the claim that Apple will adopt USB Type-C in upcoming iPhones and iPads, apparently referring specifically to replacing the Lightning plug with USB's 24-pin connector port. On the surface, the report is easy to take with multiple grains of salt, as prior rumors to the same effect have all proved inaccurate, and supply chain claims are notoriously questionable.
  • Google Rolls Out New Knowledge Graph Cards for College Searches

    Google Rolls Out New Knowledge Graph Cards for College Searches

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    Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) just unveiled a new feature in Search to help users find the ideal college or university. Google says these new cards have been created to make it easier to find a college that meets a person's individual needs, which is something many are struggling with right now.
  • Four-door fury: Meet the 444 kW Aston Martin Rapide AMR

    Four-door fury: Meet the 444 kW Aston Martin Rapide AMR

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    The result is 603 PS at 7,000 rpm and 630 Nm of torque, all of which goes to the rear wheels with the help of a limited-slip differential. "With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, Aston Martin has taken Rapide to new and exciting extremes".
  • Porsche Unveil The Official Name Of Their Tesla Killer

    Porsche Unveil The Official Name Of Their Tesla Killer

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    Whilst Porsche didn't say which of the two would be named Taycan, it's safe to assume (see below) that the sports vehicle model will receive the name as it's slated to begin production next year. Other retro touches include a central fuel tank cap in the middle of the front bonnet, Talbot-shaped exterior mirrors and a unique headlight design.
  • The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Trailer Unveiled

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    He sat and began to pluck at the strings, and soon, it became apparent that this was a part of the OST and main theme of Last of Us Part II . The title was announced earlier today, but now we've gotten an actual look at the game...12 straight minutes of it, to be exact.
  • First official screenshots for Cyberpunk 2077 released

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    Rumors that the game would be a first-person began circulating a few months back. While any information is good news, the lack of gameplay has left some players feeling frustrated that CD Projekt Red isn't being upfront with their information.
  • The Elder Scrolls VI

    The Elder Scrolls VI "in Pre-Production", Starfield "Playable" Says Todd Howard

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    More importantly, Bethesda's creative director Todd Howard explained during the reveal that Bethesda has continued to explore unique experiences that aren't available on mobile. No setting was specified, but I'm sure long time fans will uncover all kinds of details to narrow down the possibilities. Where will we be going? Continue below for a little bit more info on the game and to check out the E3 teaser trailer that announced the game.
  • Devolver is releasing Metal Wolf Chaos XD

    Devolver is releasing Metal Wolf Chaos XD

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    You play as the 47th President of the United States, Michael Wilson, fighting against a rebellion led by your Vice-President, Richard Hawk. Devolver Digital had posted on Twitter in January 2016, "Count us in to help Metal Wolf Chaos get out to more gamers if From Software wants some help".
  • Remedy's New Project is Called Control

    Remedy's New Project is Called Control

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    The teaser trailer features a female protagonist going through various, mega trippy locations in a very brief teaser. Taking place in NY after a secretive agency is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control .
  • Snapchat now lets you clear chats to save face

    Snapchat now lets you clear chats to save face

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    To delete a message, navigate to the conversation, press and hold on the offending content, and select Delete. The message will be gone, and friends in the individual or group conversation will be alerted that a message was deleted. Of course, if your friends are quick, they can screenshot the message if they truly want to. It also doesn't protect you from screenshots, although you will be notified if a screenshot is taken.
  • Valve releases a new and very improved chat client for Steam

    Valve releases a new and very improved chat client for Steam

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    Valve has released a brand new chat system for Steam , with a bevy of new features including a customizable (and prettier) friends list, group chat options, more seamless voice chatting, an invisible mode, shareable friend request links, and more.
  • Bethesda Reveal DOOM Eternal At E3 2018

    Bethesda Reveal DOOM Eternal At E3 2018

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    Until then details were limited to another event. Doom Eternal is the follow-up to Doom .and that's about all the information we have on it. On Sunday night, Bethesda surprised the crowd at their annual E3 press conference with a surprise reveal of Doom Eternal , a sequel to 2016's critically acclaimed Doom .
  • Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums

    Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums

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    If you research a Windows or Microsoft product issue using your favorite search engine, you usually get Microsoft Answers results in the top ten listing. The support for the below products will be discontinued across different forums in the Community . For Windows 8.1, the extended support will terminate on January 10, 2023.
  • E3 2018: Death Stranding Gameplay Trailer Shows New Female Character

    E3 2018: Death Stranding Gameplay Trailer Shows New Female Character

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    One of them is played by French actress, Lea Seydoux which many might have noticed from James Bond's Spectre as well as Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. "Her charm transcends time and generations". Kojima Productions, Kojima's own development studio, is developing Death Stranding , and it will star Norman Reedus .
  • God of War New Game Plus Coming to PS4, But No DLC

    God of War New Game Plus Coming to PS4, But No DLC

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    There's a lot of people who simply adore the new God of War and simply want more of it after they're done. You can with New Game+. The God of War New Game Plus mode works in a similar way to other games. However, that isn't to say that without a God of War New Game Plus mode , there is no longevity to the game. No specific release date was detailed yet for the release of New Game+, but Sony stated that it will be made available in an update "at a later date".
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox One

    Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox One

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    In the succeeding events, Yuri finds himself in the middle of a wicked plot that threatens to destroy the whole planet. You will be able to embark on this journey when Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition launches this winter. It's also coming to Nintendo Switch , Playstation 4 and PC. Flynn, as well as a small, spunky young girl named Patty, will become permanent playable party members in the Definitive Edition .
  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets several upgrades

    Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets several upgrades

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    Next, the engineers added a new rear spoiler with an optional Gurney flap for improved rear end downforce while a new grille with blocked out areas improves aerodynamics without negatively impacting the engine cooling process. "It's confidence inspiring in corners and begs to be pushed harder and to take corners faster". Ford has confirmed the return of the high performance pony auto for 2019, even as it readies the introduction of a GT500 model for early next year.
  • Metro Exodus footage revealed, releases on February 22, 2019

    Metro Exodus footage revealed, releases on February 22, 2019

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    Metro has been a staple in the post-apocalyptic genre, and when Metro Exodus was announced in 2017, people were reasonably excited. Initially delayed until the later year , the title is sporting a February 23, 2019 release date, which then players will again jump into the shoes of the ranger, Artyom.
  • Fortnite Nintendo Switch eShop Information Suggests A June 12, 2018 Debut

    Fortnite Nintendo Switch eShop Information Suggests A June 12, 2018 Debut

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    Now you can take the game with you on-the-go on a device more capable than a smartphone. There was no mention of Fortnite's Save the World PvE mode, so I'm assuming only the battle royale mode will be made available on Switch. The girl's mum told The Daily Mirror: "We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the addictive nature or the impact if could have on her mental health".
  • New Gamecube Controllers For Nintendo Switch From PowerA

    New Gamecube Controllers For Nintendo Switch From PowerA

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    After all, we've seen Nintendo port games from the Wii U to the Switch - it'd make sense to go from one handheld to another, too. "According to our research, teams from around the world will be competing at the Splatoon 2 World Championship in Los Angeles during E3".
  • December's Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every existing character, plus Ridley

    December's Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every existing character, plus Ridley

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    Super Mario Party is coming to the Nintendo Switch but alongside the new party gameplay, there appears to be an interesting new use of the Switch hardware for multi-player. Its arrival on Nintendo Switch unites one of the most popular games in recent memory with Nintendo's hit console. Nintendo announced a slew of other games for the Switch: Daemon x Machina , Fire Emblem: Three Houses , Overcooked 2 , and Killer Queen Black .