August, 2018

  • 16 August

    Google Promises Fix for Pixel XL Charging Bug After Android Pie Update

    Users of the Pixel XL reported a bug on their smartphones after updating to the latest Android Pie, which prevented them from using fast charging adapters other than the ones bundled in the phone’s box. Google has since replied on Tuesday, August 14, and has responded on the original issue …

  • 16 August

    Google Expands Its Bug Bounty Programme to Combat Platform Abuse

    Google on Wednesday announced that it is formally expanding its Vulnerability Reward Program to include reports about techniques that allow third parties to bypass Google’s abuse, fraud, and spam systems. Previously, the formal statement limited bug reports to security vulnerabilities, however the move comes after numerous reports were submitted around …

  • 16 August

    Diablo III: Eternal Collection Confirmed for Nintendo Switch | News & Opinion

    If you missed Diablo III on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One, the wait was probably worth it as the Switch is getting a version with all the content bundled as well as some impressive multiplayer options thrown in. The internet was buzzing back in March when Blizzard …

  • 16 August

    Google Chrome Testing ‘Lazy Loading’ Feature For Faster Page Loads

    With the Internet becoming a mainstream form of content consumption, website and browser makers both are trying to make the experience as effortless as possible. Google Chrome, in particular, has been pushing hard to speed up load times, and Google even claims that it has managed to load pages 10 …

  • 16 August

    Tencent Reports First Profit Drop in Nearly 13 Years as It Deals With Regulatory Limbo

    Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has “no clarity” on when it may get approval to start charging for its most popular game, it said on Wednesday, after reporting its first quarterly profit fall in nearly 13 years on weak gaming revenue. Company president Martin Lau said “the biggest issue” …

  • 16 August

    Apple Accused of Pressuring Game Rivals in Japan: Report

    Japanese regulators are investigating Apple over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple’s App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan’s operations by pressuring it …

  • 16 August

    Turtle Beach Announces Atlas Line of PC Gaming Headsets | News & Opinion

    Turtle Beach has unveiled a new line of gaming headsets directed specifically at PC gamers. Unlike the bass-heavy focus of most gaming headsets meant to emphasize higher frequency response, the Atlas series features audio tuning and engineering based on feedback from professional esports teams Astralis and OpTic Gaming. “Every player …

  • 16 August

    CEO Robbins puts multi-cloud at the heart of Cisco’s business

    Broad adoption of multi-cloud environments across the enterprise world is shaking up how IT infrastructures are built and secured, and Cisco has grand plans to be at the centre of this transition, says CEO Chuck Robbins. Speaking on a conference call, transcribed by Seeking Alpha, that marked the networking supplier’s …

  • 16 August

    T-Mobile Tackles Customer-Service Woes by Adding a Human Touch

    In a rare setback for automation and chatbots, T-Mobile US aims to revamp its customer care by assigning actual service reps to answer questions and solve problems. The third-largest US wireless carrier unveiled what it claims is a patented customer-service program on Wednesday called Team of Experts. Subscribers who call or …

  • 16 August

    Xiaomi Mi A2 Gets August Android Security Patch, 60fps Video Recording via Update

    Xiaomi Mi A2 has received a software update that brings the August Android security patch as well as upgrades the rear camera with the ability to record full-HD (1080p) videos at 60fps frame rate. The latest update notably comes just ahead of the availability of the Mi A2 in India. …