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The FTC Is Investigating Loot Boxes, and the ESA Has Responded

The FTC Is Investigating Loot Boxes, and the ESA Has Responded She referenced a recent United Kingdom study that found 30% of children have engaged with loot boxes in games, and how that could later lead to problem gambling for some. This is particularly concerning-especially from a regulatory standpoint-when loot boxes make their way into kid's games. Senator Hassan has attempted to tackle loot boxes prior to this incident; she sent a letter straight to th... [Full Article...]

Jeep Gladiator: Wrangler-based double-cab bakkie revealed!

Jeep Gladiator: Wrangler-based double-cab bakkie revealed! The Gladiator's styling draws heavily from the new JL Series Wrangler . The answer is in the details. Indeed, Jeep has a history of separate nameplates for its pickups, including Gladiator , Scrambler (which had been rumored to get the nod), and Comanche. [Full Article...]

Instagram improving accessibility for users with visual impairments

Instagram improving accessibility for users with visual impairments First, we're introducing automatic alternative text so you can hear descriptions of photos through your screen reader when you use Feed, Explore and Profile. The second allows users to create custom alternative text, enabling them to create a more detailed description of a photo when it is being uploaded. [Full Article...]

Your Red Dead Online progress may not be permanent

Your Red Dead Online progress may not be permanent For players looking to enjoy a busy multiplayer experience, Red Dead Online is a ideal fit-the game features myriad cooperative and competitive modes to play, and the open world alone allows for rife competition with other players and Posses. [Full Article...]

‘Pretty Please!’ Google Assistant Can Now Teach Your Kids Manners

‘Pretty Please!’ Google Assistant Can Now Teach Your Kids Manners Finally, Google has added a two-way Nest talkback feature for Smart Display devices that let you speak with a visitor before letting them in. Then you can say things like, "Hey Google, add milk to my shopping list", or "Hey Google, what's on my shopping list?" You can create a group to manage multiple appliances at once, set up a schedule to turn them on and off automatically, or just leave them... [Full Article...]

Nissan outs refreshed Murano and Maxima for 2019 aiming for luxurious performance

Nissan outs refreshed Murano and Maxima for 2019 aiming for luxurious performance The Murano's front end has been revised to wear a set of triangular air intakes and a more pronounced V-motion grille, bookended by a set of updated LED headlights. On the tech front, Nissan has added Rear Door Alert and an upgraded satellite radio to all Maxima trims. The new Maxima hits Nissan dealers in just a few weeks; buyers can get their hands on the updated flagship by mid-December. [Full Article...]

Bethesda Issues Apology Over Fallout 76 Power Armour Edition Change

Bethesda Issues Apology Over Fallout 76 Power Armour Edition Change The Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition features a variety of physical collectibles, including a replica of the "T51-b" Power Armor Helmet. There's been a lot of angst over Fallout 76 since its release. Apparently, the original bag was "too expensive to make". We aren't planning on doing anything about it . The default support response was then updated to something a little less aggravating,... [Full Article...]

Android Auto adds media and messaging features

Android Auto adds media and messaging features Back in May of this year, we had the opportunity to preview a new version of Android Auto that's built right into the vehicle. Google is updating the system with new features to make it even faster to find music and check messages. Search results when using your voice are also getting improvements. Just pick the one you want. You'll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump rig... [Full Article...]

Fortnite GeForce GTX Bundle With Fortnite Counterattack Set Announced

Fortnite GeForce GTX Bundle With Fortnite Counterattack Set Announced To get your hands on this latest bundle, you will need to purchase a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, or a desktop or laptop that uses one of those cards. Follow this link to scan a list of participating retailers. Fortnite isn't just the biggest battle royale game in the world; it's one the biggest games in the world, period. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-AMG GT Updates Include Hard-Core Pro Model

Mercedes-AMG GT Updates Include Hard-Core Pro Model The suspension certainly isn't the same, though: there are new dampers that allow you to adjust the compression, rebound and spring preload length, a carbonfibre adjustable anti-roll bar at the front, and more wear-resistant "Uniball spherical bearings" on the rear upper wishbones, in addition to the ones that were already used for the lower wishbones. [Full Article...]

A closer look at DJI's Osmo Pocket camera

A closer look at DJI's Osmo Pocket camera Osmo Pocket has a unique design, which makes it ideal to carry in your pocket without the fear of damaging the camera lens. Capable of shooting steady 4K video, it's a small handheld that costs less than $350. You plug in the phone , which acts as a larger display for shooting video and controlling settings. The camera also has a universal port under the touchscreen to let you connect your ... [Full Article...]

Kia Soul Steps Out on a New, Longer Platform

Kia Soul Steps Out on a New, Longer Platform Down back, the vertical rear windscreen sits surrounded by a new take on the vertical taillights offered on the previous Soul . Engine options for the United States market will include a naturally aspirated 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit and a 1,6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged four-pot (mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission). [Full Article...]

Nintendo's Controversial Creators Program Is Shutting Down

Nintendo's Controversial Creators Program Is Shutting Down For the past few years, Nintendo has been at odds with creative communities with its strict guidelines for video content creation, particularly on YouTube, with a great deal of controversy surrounding its Creators Program . If content creators want to use the intellectual property of a third party, any necessary third-party permissions have to be separately obtained. [Full Article...]

IP traffic volumes set to explode

IP traffic volumes set to explode All of us, our machines and the way we use the internet. The Cisco survey estimates that fully 60 percent of the Earth's population, 4.8 billion people, will be internet users by 2022. There will be 4.8 billion internet users by 2022. Individually we will have 10 devices or connections each, up from 6 in 2017. That's 14.6 billion connections from smart speakers, fixtures, devices and everythin... [Full Article...]

Hyundai Palisade SUV Revealed At The LA Auto Show

Hyundai Palisade SUV Revealed At The LA Auto Show Design-wise, this might be Hyundai's most American-looking auto to date: It's massive (the wheelbase is longer than a Ford Explorer's ) and runs on equally large 20-inch wheels. Fuel economy figures are yet to be released, but with a slick drag coefficient of 0.33, we expect the Palisade, which rides on an all-new platform, to best the three-row Hyundai Santa Fe XL's 18 miles per gallon in ... [Full Article...]

Mobile Giving Away Free Samsung 4K TV with Note 9, Galaxy S9

Mobile Giving Away Free Samsung 4K TV with Note 9, Galaxy S9 YouTube Back in August, T-Mobile held the latest iteration of its Uncarrier events. Customers who port their number to Metro can get a free Samsung Galaxy J7 Star or LG Stylo 4 via $150 instant rebate, and they can get up to three more phones for free when they add three additional lines. [Full Article...]

Frankie & Benny’s to ban mobile phones from restaurants

Frankie & Benny’s to ban mobile phones from restaurants It believes it is the first large company in the United Kingdom to impose the scheme, and is offering a "kids eat free" bonus to anyone who agrees. Should a parent place their phone in the box and commit to at least 45 minutes of interacting with their child over a dinner, the child's meal is free. [Full Article...]

Huawei seeks clarification after NZ intelligence agency rejects 5G bid

Huawei seeks clarification after NZ intelligence agency rejects 5G bid New Zealand's electronic intelligence agency has told the country's largest internet company it can't use technology from China's Huawei to upgrade its network due to significant security concerns. Huawei has been involved in other telecommunications systems in New Zealand such as its 4G mobile network, and is investing NZ$400 million ($271.88 million) into research and development. [Full Article...]

The new Porsche 911 is stronger, faster - and fully connected

The new Porsche 911 is stronger, faster - and fully connected The pair pack updated (though undoubtedly 911) styling, more power from a turbocharged flat-six and a new interior that borrows heavily from the new Porsche Panamera and Porsche Cayenne . None of this was a surprise; spy photographers have been taking pictures of the auto all year in various states of camouflage. Other tech supplements the driving experience, including a standard "Wet Mode"... [Full Article...]

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout The company has repeatedly denied there is a security risk. The firm called the decision "disappointing" and said it would decide its next action after examining the detailed reasoning behind Hampton's conclusion. "The Auckland live multi-vendor 5G trial emphatically proves it is possible to retain the critical access-core network separation, which enables operators such as Spark to operate ... [Full Article...]


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