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Tropico 6 delayed to January 2019 – and console dictators have an even longer wait

Kalypso Media has announced that Tropico 6 for PC has been delayed until January 2019, with the dictator sim releasing for consoles in summer 2019. According to a statement from the publisher, Tropico was delayed from a 2018 release date to give the development team at Limbic Studios more time to polish the title. Tropico is a city building/dictator sim which sees you playing as the leader of the island state of Tropico (AKA El Presidente). Tropico 6 is the latest addition to the Tropico series

By | 2019-08-15T17:00:00+00:00 August 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You can now watch videos as you browse in Google Chrome

Love it or hate it, multitasking is even easier with the latest update from Google Chrome, which now allows you to watch videos in a floating player while you browse the internet. 'Picture-in-picture' means that videos can be minimized into a small moveable box at the forefront of your screen, and while this feature is enabled you can navigate to different tabs in Chrome, or even different apps and programs while still watching your video. It doesn't just work on YouTube videos - you can also us

By | 2018-10-22T11:43:28+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

VLC Media Player and MPlayer contain critical vulnerability bugs

If you use the popular media players VLC or MPlayer, then you’ll want to make sure you have the most recent updates installed as soon as possible, as security researchers have identified a critical vulnerability that puts your PC at risk. Cisco Talos Intelligence Group, the security research company, has found that there is a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the LIVE555 media streaming library, which is used by VLC, MPlayer and other popular media players. According to the finding

By | 2018-10-22T11:36:39+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tesla’s Dog Mode could let passers-by know your pet isn’t overheating

Tesla cars include a feature that stops the interior exceeding a certain temperature, and the company's CEO Elon Musk says that a future update may include a 'Dog Mode', which would display a message warning passers-by not to panic if they see a pet inside a parked vehicle. He also agreed that such a mode could include a display of the current interior temperature so well-meaning strangers don't break the car's window to rescue your pup. Staying safeThe temperature-regulating feature, called Cab

By | 2018-10-22T11:35:51+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HP updates its portable Sprocket printer with a new design and better connectivity

HP has updated its pocket-friendly Sprocket printer with a new model called the HP Sprocket New Edition. While HP scores no points on originality as far as the name is concerned, the updated version has a few features that make it easier to use. The palm-sized printer that allows users to print 2x3-inch photos can now be used by multiple people simultaneously through three simple steps: connect, select and print. The LED light on the Sprocket New Edition flashes a different color for prints from

By | 2018-10-22T11:15:12+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet the Pixii: a connected digital rangefinder with a Leica mount

With no rear display or memory card, the Pixii rangefinder camera from French startup Pixii is doing things a little differently. Instead, the Pixii is designed to be used in conjunction with your smartphone, with images transferred automatically transferred via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to reviewing. David Barth, creator of the Pixii, believes that "the digital camera hasn't changed much since the 90s. But now the new generation is learning photography with a smartphone: who understands w

By | 2018-10-22T11:13:08+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows 10 October 2018 Update apparently hit by another bug that could lose your files

There are multiple reports from those who have installed the October 2018 Update indicating that ZIP operations are not working as they should, with the operating system failing to ask whether files should be overwritten. In other words, when you unzip files to a folder, if other copies of those files already exist in that folder, Windows 10 normally produces a prompt to ask whether those current files should be overwritten. Apparently this doesn’t happen now, and the OS just goes ahead and over

By | 2018-10-22T11:10:43+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HTC Vive Pro reaches out with native hand and finger tracking

The HTC Vive Pro can now handle native hand and finger tracking without the use of controllers. The two stereoscopic cameras have been curiously unused during the Vive Pro's lifespan, though certain AR demos and games have been known to to take photos to piece together images of your surroundings. You can get a short glimpse of what basic hand tracking looks like in the image below. Reach for the starsIt will likely be a while before this new capability trickles down to retail hardware and softw

By | 2018-10-22T11:08:44+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mobvoi teases new Ticwatch set for October 22 launch

Last month, smartwatch maker Mobvoi teased the launch of the affordable Ticwatch E2 on its website but gave no details on when it would be announced. Over the weekend, however, Mobvoi tweeted that "something new" will be announced on October 22. While we’re excited to know if it truly is the Ticwatch E2, the tweet shows the image of a watch with two buttons – notably different to the single-button wearable that was teased last month. So if this isn’t the Ticwatch E2, we can only assume that it’s

By | 2018-10-22T07:51:48+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oppo Find X outed for benchmark cheating

Not long after Huawei was caught cheating on graphics benchmark tests with its flagship handsets, Oppo has been found guilty of exactly the same transgression. According to a post by UL Benchmarks (the company behind 3DMark), Oppo was artificially boosting the performance of two of its handsets – the Find X and F7 – when neither phone detected that the benchmarking app was running. As a result, UL Benchmarks has delisted the two handsets in question and offered the following brutal warning:"The

By | 2018-10-22T02:47:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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