• Kalypso Media has announced that Tropico 6 for PC has been delayed until January 2019, with the dictator sim releasing for consoles in summer 2019. According to a statement from the publisher, Tropico was delayed from a 2018 release date to give the development team at Limbic Studios more time to polish the title. Tropico is a city building/dictator sim which sees you playing as the leader of the island state of Tropico (AKA El Presidente). Tropico 6 is the latest addition to the Tropico series
    Tropico 6 delayed to January 2019 – and console dictators have an even longer wait

  • And, if you’re planning an Intel build, you might want to consider the MSI Z370-A Pro. Not only does this motherboard feature all kinds of high-end features, with support for CrossfireX multi-GPU setups, but it has some mining features – if cryptocurrency is a thing you’re still into in late 2018. This is especially true if you can manage to find a $119 (£89, AU$159) MSI Z370-A Pro. However, because it’s not an expensive board, especially when compared to some other Z370 parts, gamers might be i
    MSI Z370-A Pro: should I buy this motherboard?

  • This is the Tetris Effect, a psychological phenomenon first given name by Wired writer Jeffrey Goldsmith in 1994. You kind of lose yourself.”Going with the flowClear your mind, and you’ll have a whale of a time with Tetris Effect. Once again, Tetris Effect is doubling down on this effect. I’m reminded of something Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the original Tetris, says in the Wired article that first coined the term ‘Tetris Effect’: “Playing games is a very specific rhythmic and visual pleasur
    The real-life 'Tetris Effect'

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    A programmed Amazon Echo Button can now let you do that, or any other combination of Alexa-compatible features. $19.99 View No price information Check WalmartWhat is an Amazon Echo Button? Echo Buttons connect to your Amazon Echo devices and give you a different, easy and fun way to play games and control skills. Should I buy an Amazon Echo Button before Black Friday? With little on the market to offer a similar function at such a low price, we’d say the time is now right to buy an Amazon Echo B
    Finally, it's worth buying an Amazon Echo Button

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    The Samsung Galaxy S10 could be one of the next major flagships to land, so unsurprisingly leaks are starting to build and today a number of details have emerged, including the possibility that it will have a “punch hole” style selfie camera cut-out. It’s a display that has a camera cut-out towards the left edge, but unlike a notch, this doesn’t extend from the top – it’s surrounded by screen. Blass doesn’t say which model he’s talking about here, but if there really are three then this is likel
    Samsung Galaxy S10 details leaked, including a 'punch hole' camera notch

  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! So we’re looking at 151 different monsters to catch, rather than the hundreds and hundreds currently available in the most recent mainline Pokémon game, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. While two versions of Pokémon Lets Go are on offer, they’re basically the same game, with the key difference being your starter Pokémon (here’s a clue – it’s the one in the title). Speaking of which, Pokémon: Let’s Go also makes pretty drastic changes to the way
    Pokemon Let's Go review: Pikachu and Eevee head up solid Switch remake

  • The Apple Watch tries to please on every level – and generally it succeeds, especially in its newest Apple Watch Series 4 form. Thankfully, a range of quality products are available from Apple and third-party manufacturers that let you customize your Apple Watch experience even more (and they’ll make perfect presents). ZENS Apple Watch PowerbankKeeps your Watch charged while you’re on the moveColors: White, GrayCompactProvides multiple chargesPriceyWon’t charge other gadgetsCharging solutions do
    15 great Apple Watch accessories to pair with your smartwatch

  • Google Chrome Labs, which develops experimental web apps, has released an advanced browser-based optimization tool to get your images ready for the web. There’s already a wealth of free online photo editors available, but Squoosh is designed to work as quickly as possible, showcasing the capabilities of modern browsers. You can preview the results of the optimization in real time, using a slider to see the image before and after. The converted file size will also be updated in real time, and you
    Google launches free, browser-based image optimization tool

  • LG’s ‘V’ range is still quite young, but the company seemingly sees it being around for a long time, as it recently trademarked five new entries in the range. Specifically, LetsGoDigital spotted Canadian trademark filings for the LG V50, LG V60, LG V70, LG V80 and LG V90. Two flagships before the V50As for when you’ll be able to buy the next LG V phone, that will probably be in or around June 2019, but it might not be the LG V50 as before that we’re likely to get an LG V45 ThinQ. Even that proba
    LG V50 through LG V90 trademarked, suggesting a lot of life in the range

  • Nearly two months after it was announced at September’s Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, the new YouTube VR app has finally become available to download on the Oculus Go VR headset. The partnership between one of the leading VR headset companies and Google’s flagship platform for 360 and 180-degree videos may seem like a no-brainer, but YouTube VR was once only accessible through Google’s own virtual reality platform, Daydream, before recently branching out to competing headsets like Samsu
    YouTube VR for Oculus Go has arrived

  • Amazon Black Friday 2018: take a look at the early dealsIf you’ve invested in Amazon’s Echo Buttons, you’ve now got an alternative control method. Though the colorful buzzers were originally designed for Alexa-powered gaming, they’ve now been updated to be able to control smart home routines. Want your Hue bulbs to come on at the same time as your smart coffee brewer? It’s a nice way of breathing new life into the (somewhat wasted) Echo Buttons for those living in an Alexa world. At $19.99/£19.9
    Amazon Echo Buttons can now trigger smart home routines

  • Apple’s latest T2 chip was first introduced to us last year when it made an appearance in the tech giant’s then-newest computers, the 2017 iMac Pro and MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, it’s also been speculated that the T2 chip could render a Mac inoperable if certain components were replaced as part of third-party repairs. This aspect was first revealed by MacRumors and Motherboard in October, who’d managed to lay hands on internal documentation that claimed the T2 chip requires a proprietary diagno
    Third-party Mac repairs can be blocked by new T2 security chip, Apple confirms

  • Apple Portrait LightingPortrait Lighting is one of Apple’s AI-assisted photography features, and emulates the effect of various kinds of studio lighting. Google PhotosThere’s a more practical, and almost hidden use for the neural network that goes into Google’s image recognition – Google Photos, and in particular its search function. At the top of the Google Photos app you’ll now see a search bar. All of this is based on an advanced kind of image recognition that is, in some circles, considered
    The quiet revolution that's making your phone smarter than you at photography

  • In a recently-updated patent granted to Sony last month, the company behind the popular PlayStation consoles has detailed the inclusion of a touchscreen in a controller design, hinting at a possible future iteration of the DualShock controller used with the company’s consoles. Specifically, the abstract for the updated filing talks about a touchscreen being in the same location as the current touch-sensitive pad on the DualShock 4 controller:“A touchscreen defined along the top surface of the ma
    Sony's next-gen PlayStation controller could include a touchscreen

  • The two lens effectMost phone cameras with a blur mode use two rear cameras to create the effect, and the idea behind this is simple. When used correctly, the term bokeh refers to the quality of the blur effect created by a camera lens. A camera lens is not a single piece of glass, but a whole series of them that direct light from the wider opening onto the smaller sensor. Most phones have depth sensors of a lower resolution than the main camera, meaning the depth map created is somewhat rudimen
    The future is blurred: unmasking how smartphone snaps are becoming next-gen

  • Samsung revealed its brand-new Android 9-based One UI at its Developer Conference last week, and said that a beta version will be available to some Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and the Note 9 this month. At the time, nothing was said about older handsets receiving the revamped user interface. However, speaking to Android Central a few days ago, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed that its 2017 flagships – the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and the Note 8 – will also receive the update. While this is good
    Samsung's older flagships to get its sleek new One UI Android skin

  • Pokémon has been a worldwide phenomenon for over 20 years, and yet somehow, there’s never been a live-action movie based in Nintendo’s world of pocket monsters – until now! Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, starring Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as the voice of the titular mouse sleuth. Pikachu’s Sherlock Holmes-inspired alter-ego made his debut in the 2016 Nintendo 3DS game D
    Ryan Reynolds is somehow perfect as Detective Pikachu in new Pokémon trailer

  • We’ll be looking at these terms through the lens, so to speak, of a phone camera. A shutter speed of, for example, 1/30 means the scene is recorded for one thirtieth of a second. Slow shutter speed or long exposure photography is one of the best reasons to buy a phone tripod like the Gorillapod. Shutter speed control in your bare hands is much less useful, as slowing it down beyond 1/10 of a second will often cause blur. The camera will adjust the aperture or shutter speed accordingly to let in
    ISO, white balance, shutter speed and more: camera manual mode terms explained

  • The first Surface was launched in October 2012 with the Surface Pro arriving in February 2013. There have now been six Surface Pro models, with the latest Surface Pro 6 only released in October of this year. The Surface Pro 6 followed the Surface Pro LTE which was released in 2017. PricingWhile there are now six entries in the Surface Pro series, we will be focusing on the fifth generation, and the Surface Pro 6 when it comes to pricing. HardwareBoth the Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 6 do not
    Should I buy a Surface Pro?

  • Mozilla has released two new experiments for Firefox Test Pilot: one that helps you find the best prices when shopping online over the Black Friday period, and another that makes it easier to share links via email. Price Wise is currently only available in the US, and works with Best Buy, Walmart, eBay, Amazon and The Home Depot. Click to shareThe second of Mozilla’s new Test Pilot experiments, Email Tabs, is a tool that simplifies the process of sharing sites that catch your interest. Firefox T
    Mozilla launches Price Wise experiment for Firefox Test Pilot ahead of Black Friday

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