Battlefield 1 now has “Specializations”

Battlefield 1 will be adding a new feature to its arsenal that will grant players special perks and special abilities. These features are still in testing and it seems that it will change the game in a big way “Specializations” is not new to the Battlefield franchise. It was first introduced in 2006’s Battlefield 2142. It can grant players perks like avoiding motion detector cameras, health perks, etc. It is being tested on the game’s Community Test Environment right now. There will be three perks to select from, one general…

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No more “insufficient space” on Android

Google might soon make the “insufficient space” error obsolete. According to a recent source.android.com documentation, Google is making some changes to its update procedure to make sure that an insufficient space will never stop an update again. Android 7.0 introduced a new feature called “Seamless Updates”. This introduced a dual system partition scheme “System A” and “System B” partition. During a system update, the phone uses the online System A partition while the update is being applied to the offline System B partition in the background. The installation just requires…

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YouTube Brings Chat to its App

YouTube has added a new feature that will allow users to share a video and chat about it in a private thread, all through the YouTube app. The feature is very similar to Android’s messaging app. Users can share a video with someone in their contact or a group and can chat about it. The feature will be built into YouTube’s share button which will let users select people from their contact list. One can also get a direct link which will help to add people, not in your contact…

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Alas! Microtransactions Invade Middle Earth: Shadow of War

The upcoming game Middle Earth: Shadow of War is going to expand the nemesis system which has already proven its merit among gamers. But this time it will feature microtransactions. In a recent update Monolith, the developers behind the game has shed some light on how it will work. According to the studio’s official announcement, “players can purchase Loot Chests, War Chests, XP Boosts and Bundles” through the market to strengthen their army. The loot chests will contain weapons and armors, XP boosts, which will help Talion level up much…

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New Built-in Eye Tracking in Windows 10

Microsoft is planning to add native eye tracking to Windows 10. The new feature is aimed at people suffering from neuromuscular diseases like ALS that keep the user from using the mouse and keyboard. Apps can be opened by gazing at them and typing can be done using an on screen keyboard and then looking at the characters with the integration of word prediction. Dubbed Eye Control in Windows 10, the new feature will require hardware like Tobii’s Eye tracker 4C. Microsoft has worked closely with Tobii to enable this…

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Microsoft Finally Selling Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft is finally making two of its Windows Mixed Reality headsets available to everyone. The Acer headset which goes for $299 and the HP headset for $329. Both of them have similar specs with 2.89-inch displays and six degrees of freedom tracking for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality world. Microsoft started pre-orders back in May, allowing developers to get early access. While these are aimed at developers, people can still buy one of these from the Microsoft Store. Both development kits use internal tracking sensors which remove the need for external…

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Feel the Fear in Alien: Isolation VR

Alien: Isolation was not scary enough, now a VR mod is available to scare the living daylight out of us. For all those who crave the underwear spoiling experience, it is available on the current-gen Oculus Rift. An alpha version of the ‘MotherVR’ mod that works with the game is available to download right now. The installation is pretty simple, just download the mod, copy the DLL file from the archive into the game folder and you are good to go. Alien: Isolation came with a hidden Rift DK2 mode, earlier…

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Earn Some Bounty With Microsoft

Microsoft is launching a new Windows Bounty program which will expand their already existing bounty programs. Microsoft is going to pay more than $100,000 for serious Hyper-V flaws in Windows 10 or Windows Server operating systems. Microsoft is going to pay more than $100,000 for serious Hyper-V flaws in Windows 10 or Windows Server operating systems. The giant will pay up to $250,000 for severe Hyper-V vulnerabilities, and security bugs in Edge or Windows 10 preview build will fetch up to $15,000. “Security is always changing and we prioritize different…

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Torchlight Announces the Release Date of their Upcoming Game Hob

Runic Games finally revealed the release date of their upcoming game Hob. It is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on 26th September. Hob is a suspenseful adventure game set on a stunning and brutal world in disarray. Slowly uncover your role in saving the vibrant life around you while you explore stunning landscapes, solve puzzles, and transform the planet itself. Features: WORDLESS NARRATIVE: Presented without text or dialogue, Hob’s story is revealed as you explore the planet and interact with the strange lifeforms that inhabit it. TRANSFORM THE WORLD…

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EA Confirms BioWare The Developer Behind Mass Effect Andromeda Merges With Motive Studios

EA is merging Mass Effect: Andromeda developer BioWare Montreal and Motive Studios. The news was confirmed by company CFO Blake Jorgensen during a recent earnings call and explained both studios will be merging in a new Montreal office. It will now serve as the home for both BioWare and Motive. “We’re building out a new studio in Montreal, and we’ve hired over 100 people into that studio that are brand-new to EA. This is to build the new IP around Jade Raymond’s team that she’s been building,” he explained. “I…

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SteelSeries nailing ‘true 1-to-1’ mouse tracking

SteelSeries the gaming peripheral company has promised to deliver the Holy Grail for gamers: true “1-to-1” tracking. The company’s new TrueMove3 sensor means the movement of the mouse will match exactly with the movement of the mouse pointer on the screen, regardless of the CPI setting (counts per inch, or the number of pixels your mouse moves in a single inch). SteelSeries partnered with PixArt, the guys behind the Wii Remote, the sensor is a result of company’s 15-year long effort for the perfect gaming mouse. It is available exclusively…

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Google Updates its Image Search and Pinterest

For a long time, Google has been competing with Pinterest for the image search space and truth to be told Pinterest was way better it than Google. Now Google is trying to bring some Pinterest like features with its new updated Image Search. Now the Image Search will not only identify when image points to a special content, will also show some of that content in a brief manner. For example, if you are looking for food, you may see ‘recipe’ badges and even the recipe itself once you tap…

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Turn-based strategy/ hack-and-slash hybrid Aztez finally comes out

Part turn-based strategy based game Aztez has finally been launched on PC, Mac and Linux. Aztez is a highly stylized beat ’em up set in the world of the Aztec Empire. Take on the role of an elite close combat unit and undergo missions on behalf of the Empire in turn based strategy mode, and fight against warriors and mythological foes alike using 8 unique weapons in real time combat mode. ABOUT THIS GAME: Aztez is a unique hybrid of beat ’em up and turn-based strategy set in the world…

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Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Adapter is smaller than ever

Microsoft announced their new Xbox wireless adapter for their Xbox controller. It looks like a regular USB drive which is a sure improvement from the last one. The new adapter is about 66% smaller than the old adapter. It supports eight controllers simultaneously, as well as four chat headsets or two stereo headsets. It will go on sale starting August 8th for $24.99. Pre orders are also available from the Microsoft website. Pre orders are also available from the Microsoft website. Also read: Meet the Xbox One X

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Mozilla releases new voice search, file sharing and note taking features for Firefox

Firefox is bringing in some experimental features to its browser. Firefox has been steadily improving and it feels faster and leaner than ever today. The three new Test Pilot experiments that bring voice search, built-in note taking and a tool for sending large files to the browser. These are obviously experimental tools and there is no guarantee that it will ever make it into a release version of Firefox. The whole idea behind Test Pilot is to allow the Firefox team to test new features and concepts. Early experiments included…

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Corey Gaspur, the Man who was behind the Franchises like Mass Effect, Dragon Age Passed Away

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Corey Gaspur” Bioware wrote in its tribute to the late developer. Gaspur was part of Bioware for roughly a decade. He was the gameplay and level designer on Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins, lead combat designer on Mass Effect 3 and was in the midst of being a lead designer on Anthem. He also consulted on a great variety of other EA games, such as Star Wars: Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst and Mass…

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Lenovo switching to stock android for all future smartphones

Lenovo is now going to put stock android on their smartphones starting with the upcoming K8 Note. According to an interview from Gadgets 360 with Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of marketing. According to Sharma, the move was motivated by the fact that customers preferred stock Android over the customized version. This will also help the company to roll out updates more easily and quickly, and will also bring the smartphone line close to its newly acquired Motorola’s devices which have long been using near-stock Android.

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Google’s Fight Against Bad Apps

Google announced some changes to their Play Store so that better-performing apps meaning that crashes less and drains less battery will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and performance issues. The goal of this move is to ensure that the best apps are promoted and to force developers to give more attention to the bugs and users demands. Since negative reviews can also reduce one’s rank. Apps that don’t work well frustrate users, who often turn to reviews to complain. Over time a number of bad reviews and low…

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