All video games need to show the events of the game to the player in some way, and most do this with either a first-person or third-person camera view. And while the main differences between these styles are clear, there are a lot of nuances between how first-person and third-person games work. Let’s examine the
Akai 43-inch full-HD Fire TV Edition television has been launched in India. The new smart TV from the Japanese company is part of the Fire TV Edition series that also includes televisions from Indian brand Onida. With inbuilt Fire TV support, the new Akai smart TV runs Amazon’s made-for-TV user interface, with access to popular
The US presidential election is finished: votes cast, the transition, though delayed, begun. But on Facebook, the fight against election misinformation continues, thanks to “super spreaders,” accounts that disseminate rumors and fabrications, falsely spreading the idea that the 2020 election was beset by organised, extensive fraud by the Democratic Party. The US nonprofit Avaaz has identified 25
MacBook models in 2021 are tipped to have both Apple Silicon and Intel chips as options. This comes after noted TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released his predictions for the possible launch timeline of the redesigned Macbook range with the new Apple Silicon. He claims that a redesign for the Apple Silicon-based MacBook line-up will
PlayStation 5 consoles imported from outside India will not be covered by a warranty, according to a report. Sony PS5 consoles are being sold by importers on the grey market, but according to a report, Sony executives said that for customers to be able to avail warranty benefits within India, the console needs to have
JioGames is organising a Clash Royale tournament that will last for 27 days, in collaboration with developer Supercell. Clash Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer strategy game that works in real-time and takes place in the same universe as Clash of Clans, another popular mobile game by Supercell. The winner of this tournament will earn the
Samsung Galaxy S21 series will have Bixby voice as a biometric method to unlock the phone, according to a report. The smartphone series is expected to be launched with One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, which will reportedly have the new unlock method as one of the features. One UI 3.1 will allow you
There isn’t a better time to pick up an Intel Mac mini, with $250 knocked off two Core i7 models of the pint-sized Mac for 24 hours only ahead of the holidays. Intel Mac mini deal While the M1-equipped Mac mini is getting all of the attention, there are still good reasons to acquire the
This podcast considers various apps and ideas to stay positive, avoid anxiety caused by social media, defeat doom scrolling, and improve awareness of successes over perceived failings. In this week’s show: Christian Cawley and Megan Ellis are your hosts. You can contact them on Twitter as @thegadgetmonkey and @Megg_Ellis with your suggestions for future topics.
Red Dead Online — the online multiplayer side of Red Dead Redemption 2 — will be available as a standalone game starting next Tuesday, December 1. Rockstar Games has announced that it’s spinning off Red Dead Online as its own game, in a bid to compete with other online multiplayer games of its kind. As
France’s finance ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday. France suspended collection of the tax, which will hit companies like Facebook and Amazon, early this year while negotiations were underway at the Organisation for
The speed of your mobile internet can vary considerably. Some countries have more advanced telecom networks than others; remote areas will not necessarily have the same quality of coverage as big cities. Even being indoors can have a significant effect. Your smartphone lets you know the strength of your mobile internet coverage by using an alphanumeric
Xbox app may come to smart TVs in 2021, head of Xbox Phil Spencer shared during an interview with The Verge. Microsoft is working on bringing its game streaming service — xCloud — to mobile phones and it seems like the company already has plans on implementing something similar with smart TVs. While Spencer did
Huawei has released the roadmap for EMUI 11 rollout in different regions. The new software was unveiled in September, and now handset and region-specific rollout has been detailed. For instance, the company confirms that Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 30 Pro phones in India will receive the EMUI 11 update in Q1 2021.
Apple is planning to launch redesigned MacBook models with its in-house silicon in the second half of 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly said in a research note. The Cupertino company started the transition from Intel processors to its proprietary M1 chip with the launch of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini earlier
Facebook made some changes to its News Feed following the 2020 US presidential election. In response to the influx of misinformation on the platform, Facebook prioritized the appearance of major news outlets on users’ News Feeds. Facebook’s Attempt to Avoid Post-Election Chaos A report by The New York Times revealed that Facebook made an “emergency change” to
“SaaS” is a fairly common acronym thrown around by computer-jargon speakers. While you may not know what it stands for or what it means, you’ve certainly encountered “Software as a Service.” It’s virtually impossible to open a computer without using it. What is SaaS? What Does “SaaS” Mean? The introduction gave away that “SaaS” stands
What is the best streaming service in India for watching movies and TV shows? A few years ago, there were too few to matter, but the launch of Reliance Jio changed everything. Asia’s richest man entered the telecom business and launched India’s mobile network wars, which saw the price of 4G data slashed to a
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is now available as an AR effect on Instagram and Facebook. This comes ahead of India’s tour to Australia starting in a few days going all the way till January. The AR effect has been titled as ‘Bat Talk for India’ and it essentially puts Kohli’s AR figure into their picture.
Demand for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max has surpassed expectations, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini demand is not as high as expected, according to a note released by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While many believed the lower priced iPhones would be the big sellers for Apple, this shows that
Redmi smartwatch will be launched in China on Thursday, November 26, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has shared through a post on Chinese microblogging website Weibo. Details about the smartwatch are scarce but it is believed to be a rebranded Mi Watch Lite that was spotted in a US FCC listing last month. The company
Google Stadia is adding six new games to its growing collection on December 1 as part of Stadia Pro. The development was shared on the official Stadia community forum and these games include Hitman 2, Into the Breach, Everspace, and more. Currently, there are over 30 games available as part of the Stadia Pro subscription
Sweden is getting on board India’s Venus orbiter mission ”Shukrayaan” with a scientific instrument to explore the planet. Ambassador of Sweden to India, Klas Molin said Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is engaged in the venture, its second collaborative project with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “IRF’s satellite instrument Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA)
Samsung Galaxy A70 has started receiving the One UI 2.5 update in India according to a report. Samsung Galaxy A70 devices in Ukraine had received the update last week and it now seems to be rolling out to devices in India. The One UI 2.5 update reportedly brings with it the November 2020 Android Security
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on Tuesday reported stronger than expected demand for the tech giant’s major device lines, including high-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models. According to a recent survey, demand for Apple’s top-tier iPhone 12 models, the new iPad Air, Apple Watch Series 6
Most of us don’t travel these days without a full arsenal of gadgets. A phone, a tablet, a laptop, a Kindle, a Chromecast, the list goes on. If that’s you, you’ll also know that setting them all up on hotel Wi-Fi is a bit of a pain. The solution is to throw another piece of
YouTube said on Tuesday it had barred the right-wing outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke the site’s rules against content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for COVID-19. A spokeswoman for YouTube, the video-sharing platform owned by Alphabet’s Google, said OAN had also been suspended
Amid controversy over social media sites like Facebook and Twitter flagging misinformation or banning members for violating platform policies, an alternative social network is gaining in popularity. Parler has topped the charts on app stores, but what is it and how different is it from larger and more recognizable social media platforms? What Is Parler?
Nintendo Black Friday deals don’t include discounts on best-selling Nintendo Switch titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, unfortunately. For what it’s worth, there are still a couple of Nintendo exclusives on sale in Super Mario Party and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, with the rest of the Nintendo Store deals coming from third-party publishers
Google Fit on Wear OS is set to get new updates that include improved workout tracking and new metric customisation. Last week, Google announced some major changes to the Google Fit app on Android and iOS, as well as Wear OS. Now, the tech giant has detailed all the improvements and new features Google Fit