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Unity Announces Deal to Set Up China Joint Venture Amid Expansion Plans

Unity, the game software development platform used in popular games like Genshin Impact, Honor of Kings, and Call of Duty: Mobile, on Tuesday announced a deal to set up a joint venture in China, as it plans to expand in the country. The company's announcement came on the same day AppLovin offered to purchase the game development platform for $17.54 billion (roughly Rs...

10 Aug 2022 1:32 am
Google Launches Campaign to Pressure Apple to Fix Texting, Adopt RCS Messaging

Google, the company that develops the Android operating system, is asking Apple to switch RCS technology for messaging. The company claims that this will enhance the cross-platform texting, and will not change the experience for iPhone users. Apple currently uses the SMS and MMS technology. It is said to be missing typing indicators, read receipts, and encryption.

9 Aug 2022 11:15 pm
Apple, Google Face South Korea Probe Over In-App Payment Violations

South Korea's telecommunications regulator Korea Communications Commissions (KCC) revealed that Google, Apple and One Store may have violated rules after an inspection that began on May 17, and that...

9 Aug 2022 10:37 pm
FIFA 23 Pro Clubs Trailer: Shared Seasonal Progression With Volta and More

FIFA 23 has revealed an official deep dive into its Pro Clubs mode. This years FIFA comes with shared seasonal progression with Volta, new perks, and a golden goal mechanic for the drop-in feature. FIFA 23 launches on September 30 across PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox One.

9 Aug 2022 1:28 pm
Nvidia Hints at Revenue Drop in Q2 2022 Amid Weak Gaming Business

Nvidia warned its second-quarter revenue would drop by 19 percent from the prior quarter on weakness in its gaming business. Intel, Qualcomm and Sony Group recently forecasted weak sales on demand concerns for personal computers and phones. Last month, Xbox-maker Microsoft also reported a slump in gaming revenue while PlayStation-maker Sony trimmed its forecast.

9 Aug 2022 12:45 pm
Microsoft to Introduce Some Windows 11 Features in Windows 10: Report

Microsoft is reportedly bringing the printing capabilities of Windows 11 to Windows 10. The new printing feature is said to include the option to add a PIN to a print job. This step is said to be added to avoid duplicate connections and incorrect printouts. The update is said to be part of the Windows 10 version 22H2 update.

6 Aug 2022 7:25 pm
Over 5 Crore Complaints Received Against Telcos Over Mobile Services in FY22, MoS Communications Says

The government received over five crore complaints against telecom operators during 2021-22, according to Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan. The complaints, related to mobile services, were received against various telecom service providers related to mobile telephony during the last year. The number for Airtel stood at 2,99,68,519, and for Vodafon...

5 Aug 2022 9:59 pm
Xiaomi Leads Indian Smartphone Market With 20 Percent Share in Q2 2022, CMR Report Says

Xiaomi led the Indian smartphone market during the April-June 2022 quarter, according to a Cyber Media Research (CMR) report. The Chinese firm managed to top the Indian market, despite a 22 percent decline in its sales volume. Samsung topped the 5G smartphone segment, while Apple dominated the super-premium segment, according to the report.

4 Aug 2022 9:21 pm
Intel, Italy Said to Be Close to Clinching $5 Billion Deal for Chip Factory: Details

Intel and Italy are said to be close to clinching a $5 billion (roughly Rs.39,600crore)deal to build an advanced semiconductor packaging and assembly plant. The company's investment in Italy is part of its wider plan to invest $88 billion (roughly Rs.6,97,500 crore) in building capacity across Europe.

4 Aug 2022 8:17 pm
World of Warcraft Mobile Game Cancelled Three Years Into Development: Report

A World of Warcraft mobile game has reportedly been cancelled three years into development. Internal disagreements between Activision Blizzard and NetEase resulted in both parties cancelling the hotly-anticipated Warcraft MMO. The cancellation comes at an interesting time, as Blizzard tries getting into the Asian mobile gaming market, via their recently launched Diabl...

4 Aug 2022 4:59 pm
PlayStation Summer Sale 2022 Round 2: Best Deals on PS5, PS4 Games

PlayStation brings big discounts on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, The Last of Us Part 2, Horizon Forbidden West, and more.

4 Aug 2022 11:57 am
OnePlus 10T 5G First Impressions: Things Have Changed

Power users might be impressed, but OnePlus might not give fans everything they're looking for.

3 Aug 2022 9:01 pm
Nintendo Faces Dip in Quarterly Sales Amid Chip Shortages, Sold 3.43 Million Switch Units

Nintendo faced slight dip in quarterly report, selling 23 percent fewer Switch consoles in the April-June quarter than a year earlier. The company forecasts the second annual sales decline for its hybrid home/portable Switch device. Last week, Sony Group reported a 15 percent drop in PlayStation user engagement compared to a year earlier.

3 Aug 2022 6:02 pm
Xbox Game Pass Brings Ghost Recon Wildlands, Two Point Campus, More in August

Ghost Recon Wildlands is coming to Xbox Game Pass starting August 3, alongside Two Point Campus which is a Day One release across PC, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud.

3 Aug 2022 2:02 pm
Bullet Train Movie Review: Brad Pitt Action Vehicle Never Really Gets You on Board

Bullet Train review: five assassins (Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny) end up on the same train in Japan in this mediocre action thriller that lacks heart, humour, and even action chops. Bullet Train release date is August 4 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

3 Aug 2022 10:00 am
Nancy Pelosis Plane to Taiwan Becomes Worlds Most Tracked Flight, Website Claims

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis plane to Taiwan aboard a US Air Force's Boeing C-40C SPAR19 became the most tracked flight in the world. FlightRadar24, a flight tracking website based in Sweden that uses aircraft ADS-B broadcast signals sent to ground-based receivers, as well as satellite data and several other sources to track thousands of flights live around the...

2 Aug 2022 9:23 pm
FIFA 23 Career Mode Trailer Revealed: Player Personality, Playable Highlights, and More

FIFA 23 has revealed an official deep dive into its Career Mode. This years FIFA comes with some long-requested features such as player personality, playable highlights, and the ability to use an existing managers model. FIFA 23 launches on September 30 across PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox One.

2 Aug 2022 3:36 pm
Activision Blizzard Sales Fall as Call of Duty: Vanguard Underperforms

Activision Blizzard reported Q2 2022 revenue that beat analysts estimates, but adjusted sales declined 15 percent from a year ago due to a soft Call of Duty launch last fall and a slow year for the gaming industry overall.

2 Aug 2022 9:56 am
Wearable Fan Helps Cats and Dogs Beat the Heat in Japans Scorching Summer

A new wearable fan designed by a clothing maker and veterinarians in Tokyo is helping cats and dogs in the country beat the heat in the summer. The fan runs on a battery and is attached to a mesh outfit to blow air around the pets body, as the country has barely seen any rains this year. The device debuted in July and the designer has received around 100 orders for...

1 Aug 2022 4:07 pm
Infinix InBook X1 Slim Review: All the Essentials at the Right Price

It might not scream luxury of power, but the InBook X1 Slim offers modern conveniences without breaking the bank.

1 Aug 2022 3:57 pm
Global Chromebook Shipments Declined by 51.4 Percent in Q2 2022, Tablet Shipments See 0.15 Percent Growth: IDC

Global tablet shipments grew by 0.15 percent in Q2 2022, while Chromebooks continued to decline with shipments down 51.4 percent, according to a report by IDC. Apple led the tablet segment with a 31 percent market share. On the other hand, Dell holds a 25.5 percent market share in Chromebook shipments.

1 Aug 2022 2:05 pm
5G Spectrum Auction Enters Day 7: Jio, Airtel Locked in Bidding for Spectrum in UP East Circle

The ongoing 5G spectrum auction in India has seen telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Adani bid over Rs. 1.50 lakh crore while the battle for spectrum in UP East appears to be cooling off, in what might be a sign that the auction may be entering its final leg. In all, 72 GHz of radiowaves worth at least Rs. 4.3 lakh crore is on the block.

1 Aug 2022 10:33 am
Outer Wilds Is Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in September

Outer Wilds is coming to next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series S/X on September 15. The update will be available for free to those who already own the game on a PS4 and Xbox One system. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works.

29 Jul 2022 7:53 pm
Apex Legends Season 14 Launch Trailer Reveals New Hero Vantage

Apex Legends has unveiled the official trailer for Season 14, featuring new hero Vantage. Vantage is a sniper character, equipped with a special visor, a jetpack, and a pet bat Echo. Respawn will reveal an in-depth Apex Legends Vantage gameplay trailer on August 1.

29 Jul 2022 2:30 pm
Analogue Deep Learning Offers Faster AI Computation With Lower Energy Consumption, MIT Researchers Say

Analogue deep learning, a new branch of artificial intelligence, could help the development of faster, more energy efficient computation for AI. A multidisciplinary team of researched at MIT attempted to push the speed limits of a type of human-made analogue synapse that they had previously developed, by using a practical inorganic material in the fabrication process....

29 Jul 2022 1:46 pm
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Said to Be Blocked in India Using Section 69A of IT Act, Industry Reacts

The Indian government is said to have blocked BGMI, the popular battle royale game from Krafton, under the same provision of its IT law used in 2020 to ban Chinese apps. Section 69A of India's IT law allows the government to block public access to content in the interest of national security, among other reasons. Here's how Krafton and the Indian esports industry reac...

29 Jul 2022 12:52 pm
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: Style With Substance?

Oppos Reno 8 Pro may have a solid spec sheet on paper along with a fancy design, but comes up short when compared to the competition, both in terms of camera performance and value.

28 Jul 2022 7:29 pm
FIFA 23 Gameplay Trailer Revealed: HyperMotion 2, Women Clubs, and More

FIFA 23 has dropped a gameplay trailer, detailing all the new changes and improvements coming to the game. EA Sports has gone in-depth about the new HyperMotion 2 technology, and how it affects realism in movement. FIFA 23 launches September 30 across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC.

28 Jul 2022 1:42 pm
Global PC Shipment of Q2 2022 Sees Largest Decline Since Q2 2013: Counterpoint

The global PC shipments of Q2 2022 has faced the largest YoY decline since Q2 2013, according a recent Counterpoint report. The PC shipments this quarter has fell 11.1 percent and has reached 71.2 million units. Lenovo remained on the top spot with a 24.4 percent share in the market. HP has been reported to be the worst affected, with a 27 percent YoY fall in shipment...

28 Jul 2022 12:48 pm
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 With 12th Gen Intel Core Processor, Metallic Body Launched: Price, Specifications

The new Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 with 12th Gen Intel Core processor has been launched. It has received the Intel Evo and TV Eye Comfort 3.0 certifications. The laptop packs 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage.

28 Jul 2022 11:26 am
PlayStation Plus August 2022 Free Games Include Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2, Little Nightmares

PlayStation Plus monthly free games for August 2022 have been revealed. Starting August 2, PS Plus Essential, Extra, Premium, and Deluxe subscribers can add Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2, and Little Nightmares to their game library. Access ends on September 6.

28 Jul 2022 11:14 am
GTA 6 Said to Feature Female Main Character as Rockstar Games Cleans Up Its Frat-Boy Culture

GTA 6, or Grand Theft Auto VI, Rockstar Games' upcoming instalment in its popular GTA series, will feature a playable female protagonist for the first time. Meanwhile, shelving an insensitive game during the global reckoning over police violence, removing transphobic jokes from GTA 5, are some of the actions that Rockstar, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software h...

27 Jul 2022 8:32 pm
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 (2022) With 11-Inch Display, FreeBuds Pro 2 TWS Earphones Announced: Specifications

Huawei MatePad Pro 11 (2022) tablet was announced alongside Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 true wireless stereo earphones. The tablet comes with a 11-inch OLED display and a 8,300mAh battery with support for up to 66W SuperCharge fast charging. The FreeBuds Pro 2 earphones are claimed to offer a total of 30 hours of playback.

27 Jul 2022 7:57 pm
Macron's Moonshot Looks Like a Long Shot

OneWeb announced its decision to merge with Frances Eutelsat on Tuesday, as part of the firms plan to create a European champion to compete with Elon Musks SpaceX and Amazons Project Kuiper. Overall, though, this plan looks like a microcosm of the current geopolitical environment and the kind of corporate strategies getting a chilly reception on ...

27 Jul 2022 6:40 pm
Garmin Vivomove Sport Review: Bridging the Gap

The Garmin Vivomove Sport is a hybrid smartwatch that combines smartwatch features such as heart rate, SpO2, sleep and workout tracking, with a traditional watch design. Does it deliver the best of both worlds? Here's my review.

27 Jul 2022 6:11 pm
Crypto Breaks the Rules. Thats the Point

Cryptocurrency treats regulatory arbitrage as a feature, not a bug. The arbitrage conveys the message that the old regulations need to change. In the post-COVID world, software automatically issues crypto tokens, based on smart contracts that specify conditions for issuance. Standard US regulatory practice typically focuses on regulating host firms and intermediaries,...

27 Jul 2022 5:59 pm
DeFi and Degrowth: Or How Not to Fix Capitalism

DeFi and Degrowth have emerged as alternative utopian narratives to capitalism. However, both lack some basic lessons. While degrowthers ignore the natural urge for status and advancement, DeFiers ignore the natural urge of bad actors to exploit unregulated systems.

27 Jul 2022 5:47 pm
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Delayed Indefinitely: Report

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been delayed indefinitely, according to a new report. An internal demo called vertical slice was shown to partners Sony and Lucasfilm which they did not approve of leading to two senior employees getting fired.

27 Jul 2022 5:44 pm
PlayStation VR2 to Sport See-Through View, Cinematic Mode, Customised Play Area, More Features

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation VR2 headset will sport a see-through view, Cinematic Mode, VR Mode, and more new features. Sony will soon reveal the PS VR2 launch date and additional games for the PS VR2.

27 Jul 2022 3:31 pm
Logitech Aurora Gaming Headset, Wireless Mouse, Mechanical Keyboards Collection Launched: Details

Logitech has unveiled its Aurora Collection of gaming peripherals that includes the Logitech G735 wireless gaming headset, G715 wireless gaming keyboard, G713 gaming keyboard, and G705 wireless gaming mouse. The Aurora collection has been designed based on feedback from women gamers, according to the company.

27 Jul 2022 3:18 pm
Poco F4 5G Review: Is It a Serious Contender?

The Poco F4 5G features powerful specifications in a premium body, but is that enough for you to consider buying it? Find out in this review.

26 Jul 2022 8:15 pm
FIFA 23, Juventus Strike New Deal to End Italian Club's 3-Year Absence

EA Sports is bringing back Juventus to FIFA 23 following a three-year absence. The multi-year collaboration restores the official Juventus logo, name, jerseys, and stadium to FIFA 23 and the forthcoming EA Sports FC games.

26 Jul 2022 3:19 pm
Black Panther Game: EA Reportedly Developing Single-Player Wakanda Title

A Black Panther single-player open-world game is reportedly in development at EA, out of an unnamed studio based in Seattle. The premise centres around Black Panther being dead, after which the player has to undertake the challenges and become the new Wakandan ruler.

26 Jul 2022 2:23 pm
The Last of Us PC Release Date Very Soon After PS5 Part 1 Launch

The Last of Us Part 1 on PC release date is expected very soon after the PS5 launch, according to a Naughty Dog developer. The Last of Us remake was first revealed at Summer Games Fest and features a ton of improvements, including a permadeath mode. The Last of Us Part 1 releases for PS5 on September 2.

26 Jul 2022 12:24 pm
Assassins Creed Baghdad to Launch in Spring 2023: Report

Assassins Creed Baghdad, the latest entry in the Ubisoft franchise, is eyeing a 2023 release window. The game was internally known as Assassins Creed Rift and started life as a planned expansion to 2020s Assassins Creed Valhalla.

26 Jul 2022 10:50 am
Polycab Hohm Mirai Smart IR Blaster Review: Make Appliances Smart Again

Polycab has launched the Hohm Mirai Smart IR Blaster, a small and simple IoT device that promises to add smart capabilities to IR-based home appliances. How does this Rs. 1,200 device work? Find out in this review.

22 Jul 2022 5:54 pm
Nothing Phone 1 Review: It's Something

The Nothing Phone 1 offers a good mix of performance and features in a stylish and unique design. But is that enough for it to be a winner in a highly competitive segment? Find out in our review.

21 Jul 2022 8:57 pm
Google AR Glasses With Real-Time Translation to Undergo Outdoor Testing Starting August

Google will start testing its AR prototypes, including AR-powered glasses that offer real-time language translation, in the real world from next month. Google says it will allow the company to better understand their usage in real-life. The glasses will have a lens, sensors, camera, and microphones.

20 Jul 2022 7:25 pm
Solar Energy, Startup Ecosystem Key Areas for Deepening Trade Ties With Africa: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Solar energy, startup ecosystem, military cooperation, and infrastructure were highlighted as critical areas for India to be a valuable partner to countries in Africa, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. He added that India is ready to help African nations in areas of physical and digital infrastructure, whether it is information technology, s...

19 Jul 2022 3:04 pm