#16 Introducing The Grand Tour Video Game

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IFA 2018: what to expect from Berlin’s massive tech show

It’s that time of year again: IFA 2018 is almost here, and while we’ve seen some big IFAs in the past, the 2018 edition could be the biggest yet.

Everything we think we know about the new Apple Watch models that could launch next month

If Apple keeps the same pattern, it’s likely to introduce new Apple Watch models soon, possibly as soon as the second week in September. Plus, this year it’s possible that Apple introduces the first new Apple Watch industrial design since the product line was revealed in 2014, which would make it the biggest upgrade in over three years.

Samsung announces two new ‘affordable’ curved gaming monitors

Samsung has announced a pair of gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018, positioning them as “affordable” in the company’s own words. The CJG5 series comes in 27- and 32-inch varieties, both using curved 2560 x 1440 VA panels with a refresh rate of 144Hz. The monitors have two HDMI ports (one 2.0, one 1.4) and a DisplayPort input.

Netflix is about to make a big change to the way you pay for streaming

Looks like in a not-so-subtle move, Netflix is wanting to recover the 30% of subscription fees currently being forked over to iTunes and Google Play stores by having users register on their own mobile site. Sounds familiar…

The Grand Tour gets its own video game

Amazon announced today that it will release The Grand Tour Game on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game will closely mimic the show, offering players the chance to relive some of the cars, locations and challenges featured on the first three seasons of Amazon’s streaming series. In addition to single-player action, there will also be a four-player, split-screen multiplayer option, as well. Every time a new Grand Tour episode drops during its third season, you’ll get access to new cars, tracks and challenges from that episode.

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#15 This Email Will Self-Destruct

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‘Ray tracing’ could bring the biggest graphics jump in a decade

On paper, it sounds like the rendering technique is almost too realistic, but it’s not exactly new. Ray tracing has been used in the professional industry for years. It’s already been employed in popular media, like Pixar’s Monsters University and Marvel’s Iron Man movies. What makes the announcement exciting is it will finally be available for consumer hardware; a feat that was too difficult and expensive before.

Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

Looks like Microsoft is slowly killing off the Windows 8 store and expecting people to transition over to Windows 10 now…

How to send self-destructing emails in Gmail

“Confidential Mode” is a new option added to the bottom bar of emails you compose now, preventing people from copy/pasting and forwarding emails. You determine how long the email stays before it destructs.

Looks Like the Kindle Voyage Has Reached the End of Its Journey

While it’s possible most people don’t care about e-readers past their ability to download and read books, the Voyage felt like the first Kindle that actually had a sense of style. When asked for an official comment regarding the Voyage, an Amazon spokesperson said: “Customer response to Kindle Voyage has been incredibly positive and we’ve sold out. We have nothing else to share.”

New Fortnite Emote Pays Homage To Classic SNL Sketch

More Llama Bell anyone??

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Blackout Beta Dates Revealed for Xbox One and PC

Dying Light: Bad Blood, the battle royale standalone spin-off, hits Steam Early Access next month

Techland has announced today that Dying Light: Bad Blood will be available on Steam Early Access sometime in September. Bad Blood is a PvEvP take on battle royale.

12 players spawn in with nothing, and they must avoid attracting hordes of zombies while also scavenging enough tools to create weapons and health items. Their goal is to get to an evac chopper, but only one player can escape.

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#14 Google Goggles Is Officially Dead

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China AI unicorn SenseTime launches automatic ‘touch-up’ tool for self-conscious live-streamers

Whatever your preference, in today’s image-conscious social media world people generally want to look the best they can, and that’s why SenseTime, the world’s most highly-valued artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, is offering a filter for smartphone cameras and live-streaming apps that can automatically touch you up.

Why you shouldn’t bring your mobile device shopping

A new study reveals that by bringing your phone with you while shopping, you get distracted and purchase more!

Google updates Location History language after tracking backlash

Four days after admitting that it continues to track users even after the Location History tracking has been disabled, Google has updated its website to more accurately reflect the nature of its location policy.

Google Goggles is officially dead

It has now been replaced by Lens.

New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple’s September event

Apple will launch a refreshed entry-level MacBook next month, according to a report, with an updated model claimed will be revealed during the company’s September event alongside new iPhones and other product announcements.

PUBG Mobile Reaches 100 Million Downloads

Congrats guys!

Nintendo Switch Online Service: Is it worth it?

Lots of mixed opinions over here, what are your thoughts? Let us know on twitter @technewsgadget!

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#13 9 Out Of 10 People Are Ready For A Robot Boss

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Over 9 out of 10 people are ready to take orders from robots

AI is already convincing employees to throw out their human counterpart and replace it with a robot, toting more productivity and improved customer experience, among other things.

Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

After a scary July 2018 update, many are recommending that we just turn off Automatic Updates till they fix the bugs!

Australian teen stole 90 gigabytes of private data from Apple servers

In hopes of being employed by Apple, a young teen has decided to hack his beloved company but is now pleading guilty to the charges…

The World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop Has A Puzzling Design Choice

Looking for a pretty cool looking gaming laptop? This one has you covered with all the specs any geek would drool over along with customizable RGB lighting. Take a look!

The E-Sports Industry Is Growing — Now Web Infrastructure Needs to Keep Up

Can the eSports industry keep up with the times or will it be left in the dust as technology advances?

Celebi Is Headed To Pokémon GO For All Players Next Week

Now’s your shot at the latest catch dropping into the game starting next week!

Halo: Infinite Is Halo 6, Microsoft Says

Halo: Infinite will take place after the events of Halo 5: Guardians. More details to follow…

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#12 Did Battle For Azeroth Recapture The Old WoW?

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Apple Offers Rare Look Inside Mesa, Arizona Data Center

Like drooling over server rooms and color-coded wires? The above article has a link to all the tech goodness!

Microsoft launches Your Phone, letting Android users connect to Windows 10 PCs

Finally moar integrations!

You Can Really Feel the Samsung Note 9’s $1000 Price Tag

First look and more at how beefy this phone really is!

‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ feels wonderfully like older ‘WoW’

Time to unpack the look and feel of Blizzards latest expansion to the franchise. Enjoy!

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#11 The Weird Mistakes Killing Tesla

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Instagram hacked? Warning as Russian cyberattackers steal hundreds of accounts

Keep an eye on your Instagram account, reports are coming in of hackers somehow bypassing even two-step authentication measures.

The Weird Mistakes Killing Tesla

Will Tesla turn the books this quarter or still fall deep into the red?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta client will be updated with Blackout battle royale September 10

That’s right, hold on to your current beta copy of Black Ops 4 as the same key will be used for Blackout! More details to follow!

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#10 Your Fax Machine, HACKED?!

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Another step forward on universal quantum computer

Yes, researchers are looking into a computer that runs light years faster than our current computer systems.

Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

As it turns out, if hackers are able to send a certain kind of fax to your fax machine, they could gain access to everything on your network! According to the research, 45 million fax machines may be at risk.

From ‘Fortnite’ To ‘Fallout 76,’ Publishers Are Sick Of Google, Apple And Steam’s Store Cuts

The CEO of Epic Games is sick and tired of being shortchanged by “digital storefronts” who really do nothing else besides list their games and take a percentage for payment processing. He’s not the only one as Fallout 76 may be going in a similar direction. Here’s what we know so far…

Niantic bringing PvP to ‘Pokémon GO’ by year’s end

Pokemon GO fans rejoice! We’re finally getting PvP mode!

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#9 Dr Lupo Unbans Toxic Subscriber

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Twitch Streamer Unbans Fan After They Write 1,000 Word Apology Letter

DrLupo decides to ban a subscriber for toxic behavior but with a caveat. Seeing as I have experience in running a Minecraft server several years back that had over 9,000 players visit over the course of a year I know the levels of toxicity the internet has out there, so I rant a little bit about it myself.

PlayStation Announces Exclusive Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle

500 Million PlayStation systems sold means 500 Million adventures. It means 500 Million journeys into the unknown, 500 Million courageous stands against evil, 500 Million memories of playing with family and friends. So cheers to 500 Million more epic moments ahead!

5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead

Some of the myths we cover include leaving your phone plugged in overnight, closing unused apps and more!

21 Things We Learned About Fallout 76 Today

With QuakeCon 2018 happening this weekend, a panel about Fallout 76 happened as well. This is the latest information dump since E3, so be sure to listen in!

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#8 Red Dead Redemption 2 Announcement

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Spotify Testing Unlimited Ad Skipping in Free Tier

Currently being tested in Australia, Spotify is hoping that “Active Media” will be beneficial to both free tier users and advertisers. It is their hope that the users will listen to the ads they want to hear but also ensure to advertisers that the ad is played for those who want to hear it

Twitch is closing its Communities

Not even a year into communities and Twitch is already tossing it out in favor of a tagging system instead. According to Twitch, there is too much overlap and the numbers showed only 3% of stream viewership came from the community feature.

This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s Waldo

Overwhelmed by trying to find Waldo? Well now there’s a robot that will literally point him out to you in 4.45 seconds or less!

Red Dead Redemption 2: Trailers, release date, gameplay, bonus content and more

A quick rundown of what’s coming up for this hotly anticipated prequel along with a six minute gameplay trailer. Everyone is excited for the news, except for this person

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#7 You Can Now Buy Games On Discord

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PEAK SOCIAL? The major social platforms are showing a significant slowdown in users

Has Facebook, Twitter and Snap topped out on social media growth or is this just a temporary setback?

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Samsung made a fast new dual wireless charger that props up your phone

New dual wireless charger with two fast charging pads for Samsung or other smartphones. This one allows you to prop up your phone instead of laying flat. Pricing and availability coming soon.

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DISCORD’S NOT JUST FOR CHAT ANYMORE—IT’S FOR BUYING GAMES, TOO

With an active monthly user base of 150 million users, Discord will be announcing its own line of indie games including “First on Discord” titles.

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