• 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

  • News about the Google Pixel 3 Lite has been quiet lately, but it could be set to launch imminently, as someone has seemingly got hold of the handset and it looks more or less finished. In a video, Andro News shows the Pixel 3 Lite in detail, revealing a design that’s similar to the standard Google Pixel 3, but this time the phone is made of plastic. It’s not lite when it comes to the cameraThe camera could be a highlight of the Google Pixel 3 Lite, as it apparently has a 12.2MP f/1.8 main camera
    Google Pixel 3 Lite fully revealed in hands-on video

  • Facebook has released a new open source tool that makes uploading high-res photos on mobile devices gobble less data allowance. Spectrum is an image processing library for Android and iOS that Facebook uses to make image uploads in its own apps faster and smoother. “In our apps, Spectrum has improved reliability and quality of image uploads across our apps.” Spectrum reduces the size of the image on your phone, so it requires less bandwidth to send, while optimizing image quality. “We are excite
    Facebook releases open source tool to make uploading photos less of a data hog

  • Let’s briefly rewind to June of last year, then, when vulnerabilities were discovered when it came to the hardware encryption of self-encrypting SSDs. And BitLocker used hardware encryption rather than software by default, because it’s a faster method that consumes less system resources. Last summer, Microsoft suggested that users switch to software encryption because of the aforementioned potential exploit that could be leveraged against hardware encryption. And now the company has actually swi
    Windows 10 adds security feature to ensure encrypted SSDs aren’t compromised

  • We’re only around a month from the February 20 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, so we’d expect to start seeing photos of it – and we may have just seen the first one. Shared on Reddit, the image shows a phone that’s seemingly a Galaxy S10 Plus in a case. This looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. While they understandably weren’t prepared to post photos, they did share some details, saying that the phone seems lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 but around the same size. Finally
    This could be our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in the wild

  • After all the excitement over its new full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon has turned its attention to more wallet-friendly compacts with the launch of the Coolpix A1000. Billed as a “stylish compact digital camera”, the new Coolpix A1000 will appeal to those looking for a travel camera thanks to its 35x optical zoom, with a range from 24-840mm. Speaking of which, the Coolpix A1000 has a ISO ceiling of 6400, while it also benefits from the ability to shoot in raw – something that not every trave
    Meet Nikon's new travel camera, the Coolpix A1000

  • Since its first Pixel handset, Google hasn’t messed too much with the design language of its flagship handset, but if this latest leak is to be believed, the Google Pixel 4 could be going all-screen. According to 91mobiles, a patent has been filed by Google with a number of figures that show off the all-too-familiar design of the Pixel range of handsets, with the rear sporting the same glass top, two-tone design featuring a fingerprint scanner and single camera as can be found on the Pixel 2 and
    Patent suggests the Google Pixel 4 will be notch-free and all-screen

  • LG G8 could have a smaller 3-inch screen when folded, but a 7-inch screen when the two screens are unfurled. New software for LG G8 and other phonesThe dual screen design isn’t the only thing new, either: Going along with the foldable G8, LG is expected to introduce a new user interface dubbed the ‘Touchless’ input. To make it easier to operate the dual screen foldable smartphone from any position. The Touchless input is supposed to expand beyond the LG G8, with plans to have it come to the V se
    LG G8 will have a 'connected' dual display

  • The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is nigh – about a month away, in fact. To begin, we’re expecting three phones for Samsung’s next flagship: the standard Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus and the S10 Lite, a lower-priced and lower-specced version. Assuming they’re accurate, it shows the S10 Plus will have a 6.4-inch screen, the standard S10 a 6.1-inch, and the S10 Lite a 5.8-inch display. Rumor has it that the Galaxy S10 line will use a hole punch instead of a notch for their front-facing ca
    The best Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus cases

  • XDA Developers has gotten a hold of an alleged build of Android Q and they’ve loaded it up on a Pixel 3 XL to see what’s changed. The build was allegedly made this week with February 2019 security patches and is up-to-date with Google’s AOSP internal master, per XDA. (Image: © XDA Developers)Even better, XDA dug up a Developer option that forces apps that don’t have a built-in dark mode to revert to one anyway. Now you can get an overview of permissions accessed by apps and tweak them – like onl
    First leak of Android Q shows off system-wide dark mode, better permissions and dev options

  • The exploit was unveiled today by security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, which released a video showing how hackers could’ve used security tokens (you know, those things that got Facebook in trouble a few months ago) to get around login pages. That page was open to cross-scripting attacks that allowed Check Point to inject some malicious code, redirecting incoming traffic – and any security tokens sent along with it – from the publisher’s servers to Check Point’s. Thankfully,
    Security exploit left your Fortnite account open to hackers

  • Amazon is currently having a game day sale on some of their top-selling TVs from brands such as LG, Sony, and Samsung. We haven’t seen price drops like this since Black Friday, so if you’ve wanted to upgrade to a big-screen TV then now is the time. Right now you can get the massive Sony 75-inch 4K TV for $1,798. That’s a $500 discount and the lowest price we’ve seen for this UHD smart TV. Sony X850F 75-inch 4K HDR Smart TV $2,298 $1,798 at AmazonWatch the big game on a big screen with the Amazon
    Amazon Super Bowl 4KTV deals: Sony, LG and Samsung offer Black Friday-like deals

  • Eliot famously wrote in his poem ‘The Hollow Men’ and it’s a quote which swirls around our head as we navigate the deteriorating wasteland of Metro Exodus. Rather than hand-holding you through where to go, Metro Exodus requires you to navigate the old-school way, using a compass and a map. Caspian catapults us later into the story of Metro Exodus. Metro Exodus is due to release for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 15, 2019. Make sure to check out our Gamescom Metro Exodus preview, wher
    Why Metro Exodus is the antidote to Fallout 76

  • The new Apple Watch 4 isn’t cheap, and yet its features could seriously benefit seniors – individuals 65 and older who are often retired without a reliable income. Help may be on the way, as Apple is reportedly talking with private Medicare plans in an effort to subsidize the lofty Apple Watch price, according to CNBC. Right now, it costs $279 for the Apple Watch 3 at its smallest size, while you’ll have to shell out $399 for the Apple Watch 4. Benefits Apple and insurance companies, tooSeniors
    Apple Watch price could get cheaper for seniors on Medicare

  • You could even design a witty T-shirt and sell it online to make a bit of cash. Here we take a look at five of the best T-shirt design tools and services. Spreadshirt is a very well-known name when it comes to creating custom T-shirt, and for very good reason. In addition to pre-designed images, you can also upload images of your own, meaning you can create T-shirts using your favourite photos. In addition to T-shirts, there are numerous other items of clothing available as well as posters, prin
    The best free T-shirt design sites

  • Starting today, when you ask Alexa on your Amazon Echo speaker “what’s the latest?”, you may notice its voice sounds different – or more natural – than before. This is because Amazon has rolled out a fresh new speaking style to Alexa users in the US, modelled on the way newscasters deliver the news. In this case, Alexa’s newscaster-style voice has clearer intonation and emphasizes words in a way that sounds less robotic than its default voice. To determine how important a natural-sounding speaki
    Amazon Alexa gets a fresh voice for reading the news

  • At least that’s the going rumor according to the EETimes , which claims to have picked up word that Intel may acquire AMD from a few C-Level executives at the company. This is hardly the first time Intel has been rumored to buy out AMD, with the biggest difference this time around being that AMD is in a position of strength now. So, we’d say that Intel buying AMD is a fairly long shot at this point. Rather, this year seems likely to be one of the most interesting times for computing in a long ti
    Rumors of Intel looking to acquire AMD again seem doubtful

  • Microsoft could be planning some useful changes for its Surface peripherals, namely the Surface Dial and Surface Pen, at least according to a couple of patents which have just emerged. The most interesting update is to the Surface Dial which, according to the patent that was published by the USPTO on January 10, could benefit from the addition of an electronic touch sensor to the top of the Dial. As ever, there’s no guarantee the technology described in this patent will reach the Surface Dial, o
    Surface Dial could be turned up a notch by adding a touch sensor

  • The Nintendo Switch is a great games console. Which makes the news that VLC may be coming to the Nintendo all the more intriguing. Now Jean-Baptiste Kempf, lead developer at VLC parent company VideoLan has told VentureBeat of his plans to bring the application to the Nintendo Switch, too. It would open up the console to personal video files for Switch owners, letting them playback all manner of video files on the Switch. It’s next Android build will include support for Apple AirPlay streaming, ,
    VLC for Nintendo Switch and PS4 could be on the way

  • Mozilla is ending its Test Pilot program, which gave users an opportunity to try and give feedback on new features before they were integrated into the release version of the browser. Most web browsers offer beta releases and nightly builds for developers and early adopters, but Firefox Test Pilot was different. “Test Pilot was designed to harness the energy of our most passionate users,” said Mozilla. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with our users who are the reason we build Fire
    Mozilla closes Firefox Test Pilot

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