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Twitter doubles length of tweets to 280 characters

Some Twitterati think brevity is the soul of the service and worry the longer form will ruin what's special about it. Twitter in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean is staying at the 140-character limit, as those languages fit more into fewer character...

WhatsApp is down for users in India and around the globe

However, users reported several other affected countries including Malaysia, UK, USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines and Germany. The sudden outage on Whatsapp created a lot of panic among users because each region couldn't deduce as to why the ser...

GameStop Offering Unlimited 6-Month Access To Preowned Games

USA retailer GameStop has come up with an innovative solution that will help its brick and mortar stores stay relevant in the digital age. The $60 subscription, called PowerPass, lasts for six months at a time, and will include one free game to kee...

Amazon Key offers package delivery, inside your home

The service uses a kit, that start at $249.99, which includes an Amazon security camera, the Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock. Prime customers will then select " Amazon Key" delivery at checkout. The service also allows customers to set t...

Nintendo Switch Giving Fans What They Want

As soon as we discovered that the GameCube controller adapter worked with the Nintendo Switch , an urgent thought pushed into our brains: "Is Nintendo preparing for something?" That suggests that other USB controllers will be added to the mix at s...

Amazon Lists New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition

Tech website I4U discovered the 3DS SNES Classic on the Amazon website. When Analogue's Super NT is released early next year, the unedited game - now dubbed Super Turrican: Director's Cut - will be included with every console, along with an...

You can now use wireless USB headphones with the Nintendo Switch

After the video saves you can go to the video in the options and edit it down as much as you want. Also Nintendo has also finally delivered on its promise to support video capture for Switch games , but the functionality has launched in a weir...

Huawei Mate 10 series set to launch in China on October 20th

What do you think of this latest announcement? The most interesting feature on the Huawei Mate 10 is the desktop mode which has been copied from Windows 10 Mobile. Also Mate 10 (yes, the Pro as well) knows how dim the screen depending on more tha...

DOOM to Arrive on Nintendo Switch on November 10

The Doom Nintendo Switch release date has now been officially confirmed. The full single-player campaign, arcade mode, and multiplayer are available, as well as all previous DLC. However, the video doesn't indicate if the game footage was capture...

Google Pixel 2 Series to Have Better Offline Presence in India

Of course - as Google has demonstrated with the Pixel 2 phones - there will always be adaptor available for those who are just not ready to move on. The Pixel 2 XL is a more sensible buy, though Apple CEO Tim Cook argues that the iPhone X w...

Android Wear section removed from the Google Store

One of the major breakthroughs of this endeavour is the innovative voice match feature that allows the Assistant to build a DNA of sorts of individual voices based on the pitch, tonality, diction, and other voice signatures. In addition, last month, ...

IOS 11.0.2 Official Release Fixes Crackling Calls on iPhone 8

Apple took nearly a year to start the selling of a separate accessory with its iPhone 7 series that comes along with a headphone jack and a charging port. "It's intermittent - on some calls you can perfectly notice it on others no problem ", r...

Google Home Mini Walmart Listing Goes Up Prematurely

Overall, the design isn't a dramatic departure from the Pixels of previous year, but the Pixel 2 XL deserves more points here because its display looks a little more polished and modern than its smaller Pixel 2 sibling. The listing was taken down ver...

At least 200 dead in Mexico quake

He emphasised that many people will need help, but that the priority has to be finding people who are trapped in the collapsed buildings. The epicentre of the latest quake was near Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km (75 miles) from Mexic...

Should India allow Rohingyas to settle in the country?

It also said the government had intelligence indicating links between Rohingya refugees and Islamic State and other extremist groups. In a written submission to the country's Supreme Court , the Indian government claimed that the Rohingya Musli...

NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

Cassini arrived at Saturn on July 1, 2004, burning its main engine to slow down and be captured by Saturn's gravity. The Cassini spacecraft has snapped its penultimate pics of Saturn's moon Titan. The Cassini space probe will be collecting sci...

ITunes drops apps, books and ringtones in latest update

However, Apple hasn't taken away any movies, TV shows, audiobooks, or podcasts from the music app . You can still find iOS apps , ringtones , and books (PC only) that you've downloaded in your iTunes Media folder. You can also look forward t...

Most powerful solar flare in over a decade causes widespread radio blackouts

It's pretty notable that such a large flare came out of such a calm period. The X-class is the most intense category of solar flares. Solar astronomers classify flares according to their brightness in the X-ray wavelengths. In other words, peop...

North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin

Trump's statement came after North Korea on Sunday detonated what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile, sparking global alarm with what was by far its most powerful test to date. Russian president Vladimir Putin has con...

LG V30 is now official, but it has one puzzling feature

The LG V30 comes out into the markets with a 6 inch, FullVision display . LG has done away with the secondary display feature this time, "replacing" it with a floating bar . Colors include Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue , Lavender Violet, and Au...

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Google could turn the next Pixel's touchscreen into a speaker

Google has declined to comment on the acquisition, including how much might have been paid for Redux. Redux's technology could also be used create haptic feedback - which gives the...

HTC announces Vive Pro with increased resolution and built-in headphones

These will be available via a revamped version of the Viveport VR store. CES appears to have other players in the wireless-VR space, as well, and we'll do our best at Ars to cove...

Details, images, and pricing of the Nokia 6 (2018) revealed

The great changes of the Nokia 6 (2018) come from the inside. The fingerprint scanner in Nokia 6 is embedded into the home button on the front. Bummer. The biggest change tha...

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

A Google spokesperson made a statement regarding its battle with Amazon stating that since Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home , nor does ...

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is now available on iPad

And it's not the trial version or some joke-half of game. You can buy Civilization VI in the iOS App Store for $30 until January 4. While an earlier cut-down entry in the fra...

Jio vs Idea vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Prepaid and Postpaid Plans

For the purposes of simplicity, we're excluding all packs and plans that offer more than 1GB data per day per month. "For high data users, the MRP 299 plan offers free voice, unlim...

Catherine: Full Body Coming to PS4 and Vita

Look for "deep discussions" and an official trailer on December 22, when the development team goes live on Niconico to reveal more about Catherine: Full Body . The new character...

Forecast Calls for White Christmas in Iceland

As of Monday evening, the possibilities for the Christmas high temperature in Richmond range from the 30s to the 70s, with a better than even chance of clouds and showers. The la...

There's Going To Be A Fantastic Meteor Shower Tonight

Make this year more memorable, get ready to encounter the picturesque meteor shower tonight. Last year, a super moon greatly interfered with the viewing of this event because the...

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Other regions receiving the update include Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. "Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list...

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Soul Calibur VI Trailer And Release Date 2018

Soul Calibur VI Trailer And Release Date 2018

Following rumors last week that the "sixth installment" of a popular gaming franchise would be announced tonight at The Game Awards , fans immediately turned to Soulcalibur VI a...

Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

It is now unclear why Amazon chose to reduce its audio quality in its Apple TV app to PCM stereo. Amazon Prime Video will be available on the current generation of Apple TVs, ...

Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

During the event, a previous generation F1 vehicle was unveiled featuring a red and white livery and a prominent Alfa Romeo badge ( above, with Leclerc and Ericsson ). "Now there ...

HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units

HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units

HTC has announced that it will roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship, the HTC U11 on 27 November. Owners of unlocked HTC U11 units will be notified about the...

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Lands On Wednesday

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Lands On Wednesday

The mobile phone version of Nintendo's popular Animal Crossing series, has you managing a campsite rather than the traditional town management that was a core element of the se...