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Tech Resident Evil 2 Remake: Claire Redfield's New Design Revealed
Author: 0 Resident Evil 2 Remake: Claire Redfield's New Design Revealed

However, Capcom has also explained why it has made a decision to ditch VR support for Resident Evil 2 Remake . Speaking with the Daily Star , producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi explained that the game's use of a third-person, over-the-shoulder camera viewpoint isn't the best fit for a VR game.

Tech For shame: You’ll never believe the sites still on HTTP
Author: 0 For shame: You’ll never believe the sites still on HTTP

While the search giant began to roll out 'not secure' warnings for HTTP sites with the release of Chrome 56, the latest version of the browser now has a marker for all unencrypted sites. However, some webmasters are still not convinced why HTTPS is so important. "Any business that takes itself seriously should be using HTTPS and a number of other security and encryption protocols in their business and customer environment".

Tech A physical key is the secret to Google employees' online security
Author: 0 A physical key is the secret to Google employees' online security

Google has taken a similar approach for its employees but with U2F or Universal 2 Factor, using a security key that has completely neutralised the threat of phishing on their networks. Logging into an account with two-factor requires something you know (your password) and something you have (usually a single-use code). And while poorly configured internal security controls allow attackers to move from system to system once they compromise a user account, standards like U2F make that harder.

Tech Apple's iPhones trail in internet speeds
Author: 0 Apple's iPhones trail in internet speeds

According to the latest information compiled by Ookla's Speedtest, and published by Qualcomm , Android smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 845 deliver up to 192% faster data speeds compared to non-Android smartphones. Samsung just made fun of the iPhone X for not being as fast as the Galaxy S9 when it comes to download speeds. If you are a Sprint customer though this is very depressing to read.

Tech Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro slowdown
Author: 0 Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro slowdown

Testing carried out by new owners indicated that Apple's new laptop suffered from serious performance throttling under load as a result of overheating. A fix for the bug is rolling out to all new MacBook Pro models. PCMag has not independently verified the throttling issues that Lee reported on the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Tech Microsoft is building a low-priced Xbox for game streaming
Author: 0 Microsoft is building a low-priced Xbox for game streaming

According to insider Brad Sams on Thurrot .com, Microsoft is building a traditional console "that you would expect from the Xbox brand". The outlet reports to have new information from anonymous sources regarding Microsoft's rumored cloud game streaming service, supposedly codenamed Xbox " Scarlett Cloud" - specifically that Microsoft will release a second console dedicated exclusively to accessing this service.

Tech Samsung accidentally leaks its next Apple Watch competitor
Author: 0 Samsung accidentally leaks its next Apple Watch competitor

Samsung's new GPU design is reportedly being led by Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, a veteran of the graphics chip design industry. Samsung's main rival Apple is believed to be working on its own in-house GPU for iPhones. MMDDJ previously predicted the name change for the Samsung Galaxy A8 - a series that was previously known as the Galaxy A5 - and also provided some images of what may turn out to be Samsung's rumored foldable phone .

Tech Two Popular ROM Sites Shutter Following Nintendo’s Multi-Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit
Author: 0 Two Popular ROM Sites Shutter Following Nintendo’s Multi-Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

Nintendo , in a move that escalates its fight against piracy, has filed a lawsuit against LoveROMs and LoveRETRO, two of the more popular websites for hosting ROMs of old Nintendo console games. More specifically, the target of the suit is Jacob Mathias and Mathias Designs LLC, the alleged owner of both sites. It reads, "The LoveROMs website alone receives 17 million visitors each month".

Tech Fallout 76 Beta Coming This October
Author: 0 Fallout 76 Beta Coming This October

Everyone who has pre-ordered the game will get access to the beta, so no one has to worry about being left out. As revealed at E3 2018, Fallout 76 will be an entirely online game, which is a massive departure from Bethesda's usual single-player approach to its epic RPGs.

Tech The Fortnite Birthday Challenges are broken
Author: 0 The Fortnite Birthday Challenges are broken

Surely that's worth more than just a cake and balloons, right? Epic definitely thinks so. You'll notice that the map is strewn with balloons, that the music played before you drop is different, and that the Battle Bus itself has received a confectionery makeover.

Tech Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro spotted on Qualcomm's website
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro spotted on Qualcomm's website

China-based Xiaomi has risen to mobile industry prominence largely thanks to impressive domestic sales numbers during the company's first couple of years of existence, followed by astoundingly fast recent gains in market share across India .

Tech Uber and Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed passengers
Author: 0 Uber and Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed passengers

Nearly all rides have been streamed to his channel on the live video website Twitch, where he goes by the username "JustSmurf". He said the streams were "secondary" but added "I try to capture the natural interactions between myself and the passengers - what a Lyft and Uber ride actually is".

Tech Sony IMX586 will cram 48 megapixels into smartphone cameras
Author: 0 Sony IMX586 will cram 48 megapixels into smartphone cameras

The IMX586 sensor features the highest-ever pixel count for any smartphone image sensor, coming in at an effective 48 megapixels. The IMX586 performs some DSP magic on the raw bits from its unusual Bayer color array to arrive at an impressive-sounding 48-effective-megapixel resolution.

Tech Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google
Author: 0 Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google

Margrethe Vestager, the woman behind the fine , argued that she was in no way targeting American companies for political reasons. Google was hit with the penalty on Wednesday for breaching European Union antitrust laws. It's being built as a single OS replacement for Android and Chrome OS, in addition to powering Internet of Things devices. However, there was not much response to Trump's take on the matter.

Tech Mario Kart 8 Adds Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC for Free
Author: 0 Mario Kart 8 Adds Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC for Free

A couple of weeks ago Nintendo Labo support was added to the game. The update is out now, and completely free, so if you own Mario Kart 8 Deluxes (and if not, why not?) just fire up the Switch and get downloading! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available exclusively for Switch, launching for the console past year.

Tech Sign-up for the PS4 system update 6.00 beta
Author: 0 Sign-up for the PS4 system update 6.00 beta

It looks like the beta for the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update is about to start. The registration is now open to Japanese and North American PS4, though European testing is expected to follow soon. If you manage to register for the beta test, you will be given a code in the email that will be gradually released to everyone who has applied for the beta test.

Tech Alphabet Will Bring Its Balloon-Powered Internet to Kenya
Author: 0 Alphabet Will Bring Its Balloon-Powered Internet to Kenya

Loon's solution works by using hot-air balloons to essentially act as floating cell towers that can beam 4G access to smartphone owners down below. The system will cover both suburban and rural areas - financial details of the deal with Telkom Kenya were not disclosed.

Tech VirtualLink Consortium To Introduce New USB Type-C Connector For VR Headsets
Author: 0 VirtualLink Consortium To Introduce New USB Type-C Connector For VR Headsets

In addition, having a single, unified connector could provide an easier method for third parties to provide wireless solutions, like the current TPCast device. This includes ultra-thin notebooks, as well as Next Unit Computing (NUC) PCs. It's a consolidated connection point, it's purpose-built for VR and will help "push the industry forward" into its next phase.

Tech Fortnite birthday celebration kicks off next week with free cosmetics, more
Author: 0 Fortnite birthday celebration kicks off next week with free cosmetics, more

While Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is a Free-to-Play title, there is a constantly expanding abundance of items that can be purchased in-game to personalise your characters, gear and arsenal. It's expected to make $12.6 billion in revenue this year, up from just $1.7 billion in 2017, and is projected to hit $20.1 billion in 2019. KEEMSTAR announced his decision to cancel the 11th edition of his highly successful UMG tournament in Friday Fortnite on July 19th on his personal Twitter ...

Tech Mobile's new global data pass launches August 1 for $5
Author: 0 Mobile's new global data pass launches August 1 for $5

Speaking specifically about the Ookla report, Verizon VP of network operations Mike Haberman said that Verizon " was the fastest in almost half of the 100 cities Ookla examined-fastest in more cities than any other wireless provider by a wide margin", and that " Verizon Wireless has the fewest gaps", and offers "coverage in areas where other carriers do not".

Author: 0 In 15 years, rising seas will destroy net cables in US

In the University of Oregon's announcement, Durairajan said that in the United States alone, rising waters threaten "more than 4,000 miles (6,400 km - El Reg ) of buried fibre optic cables". A complex network of fiber optic cables, the physical internet, carries data to and from your computer in the blink of an eye. Because their networks are proprietary, telecom companies are the only ones who can say for sure how much risk sea level rise poses to their infrastructure.

Tech Xiaomi Mi Max 3 price revealed; specifications and launch time
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Max 3 price revealed; specifications and launch time

Chinese phone brand Xiaomi has launched the follow up to last year's Mi Max 2 ( which we reviewed here ). Compared to the Mi Max 2 , the company has increased the screen's brightness by 19 percent on the Mi Max 3 and also it offers 50 percent higher contrast.

Tech Nokia X5 offers dual cameras and a notch for less
Author: 0 Nokia X5 offers dual cameras and a notch for less

The device comes packed with a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset which is mated to a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and up to 4GB of RAM. A fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone sits below a 13MP / 5MP dual-sensor camera , with a f/2.0 aperture on the larger snapper to get improved (but likely not stunning) low-light photos.