#43 Fortnite Cross-Play Announced For PS4

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Facebook is burying Snap, as Facebook and Messenger Stories hit 300 million daily active users

It’s not just Instagram Stories that Snapchat has to worry about. Facebook and Messenger Stories now have 300 million daily active users, the company announced Wednesday. A user counts as one person, meaning they would not be counted twice across both apps. Facebook did not share the breakdown between each app. By comparison, Snap-owned Snapchat reported 188 million daily active users in its second quarter earnings report in August.

OCULUS’ $399 QUEST TO TAKE VR MAINSTREAM

TWO YEARS AGO, Facebook-owned Oculus quietly began demoing a prototype of a stand-alone VR headset codenamed Santa Cruz. Unlike the Oculus Rift, this prototype didn’t need to be wired to a PC to work. Like the Oculus Rift, it promised an immersive quality that might help people actually understand why they’d want to hang out in a virtual environment, wearing a device on their face. Now that prototype is coming out. At its annual developer conference today in San Jose, Oculus unveiled the Quest, the official name for the Santa Cruz headset. Oculus plans to ship it next spring for $399.

Rematch: iPhone XS versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for ‘Fortnite’ gaming

About two weeks ago, AppleInsider compared the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 while playing Fortnite, but some complained putting a just-released phone against last year’s model. With the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, is there as much of a difference between the flagship models of both companies as last time?

PlayStation 4 gets cross-play with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss John Kodera announced the news in a blog post today. “The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective. ”

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Samsung To Unveil Note 9 with Updated Camera on August 9

South Korean giant Samsung is reportedly ready to announce the Galaxy Note 9 in an New York Event in August.

Ahhh the internet. Full of wonderful information and a treasure trove of rumours. And with the Note 9 being one of the most anticipated phones this year, there are plenty of rumours to go around.

Recent reports point to the unveiling of the latest Note flagship earlier than anticipated. According to a report by Bloomberg, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is set to be unveiled on August 9 in the Unpacked event. It will be held in New York, about two weeks earlier compared to last year.

So what can we expect from the Note’s latest iteration?

Screen protectors leaked online show that the Note 9 will have a bigger screen. The Note 8 has a 6.32 inch screen, its predecessor is likely to have an even bigger one at 6.38 inch. This will be largely due to reduced bezels at the top and the bottom of the phone.

People familiar of the matter also claim that the phone’s appearance is going to be similar to the Note 8. However, it will come with a better processor, we are guessing the Snapdragon 845.

What people are more excited about is the upgraded camera. Multiple reports claim that the Note 9 will of course be sporting a better camera. This year’s S9 came with new features such as adjustable aperture, a super slo-mo video feature and multi-frame noise reduction.

It is very likely that the Galaxy Note 9 will also come with these, plus more. Are you excited?

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Here’s What We Know So Far

In a few months, Samsung will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Ahead of its official launch, there have been several leaks and rumours that surfaced online.

 

What we know so far is that Samsung still enjoys a big customers-base. The company’s battery issue did not even affect its fanfare.

 

Now, here’s the different leaked details surrounding Samsung’s business-focused smartphones.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Specs, Release Date, Features

 

On release date, rumour has it that Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to have its public debut in August 2018. Hence, the expected release is possible after the device’s slated debut.

 

Though the company did not mention its release date, sources privy to the Samsung’s plan claims that Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be released two weeks after the August announcement.

 

Regarding the Galaxy Note 9’s design, Samsung users are not expecting a total revamp of design. What they are expecting is that the Galaxy Note 9 might have a fingerprint sensor in the front display.

 

There have been some speculations earlier about the Galaxy Note 9’s fingerprint sensor technology. Right now, the recent rumor suggests that a fingerprint sensor in a front display is possible, according to a KGI analyst.

 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 9 offers the following features: a bigger and stable battery, and Bixby 2.0, the company’s voice assistant is coming to the device. All these details were disclosed by Twitter user Ice Universe.