Firefox running on a Qualcomm 8cx-powered PC feels surprisingly decent - The Verge

Qualcomm's new, purpose-built Snapdragon 8cx is the company's chance to finally power a Windows laptop worth buying. Battery life and integrated cellular connectivity (read: your laptop always has an internet connection) have always been the company's ...-- https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/12/6/18129678/qualcomm-8cx-mozilla-firefox-windows-10-64-bit-arm

John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested - The Guardian

National security adviser said US had long been concerned about role of Chinese tech companies in theft of technological knowhow. Julian Borger in Washington and Lily Kuo in Beijing. Thu 6 Dec 2018 18.21 EST Last modified on Thu 6 Dec 2018 18.23 EST.-- https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/06/john-bolton-huawei-cfo-meng-wanzhou-arrest-extradition-us

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

Indian android apps seek more of your data than global counterparts - Economic Times

Some top Indian Android apps across categories seek as much as 45% higher permissions from users compared to their global counterparts. Access to SMSes, microphone and contact book were some permissions accessed by a significantly higher number ...-- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/indian-android-apps-seek-more-of-your-data-than-global-counterparts/need-for-approval/slideshow/66971703.cms

'Red Dead Online' Is Giving Away Free Cash And Gold Bars As It Fixes Its Economy - Forbes

It's time for the first Red Dead Online update, the one where Rockstar tries to rebalance the economy so that beans aren't worth more than gold and so that salmon isn't the only thing in the game worth its weight in...beans, I guess. Tomorrow Rockstar ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2018/12/06/red-dead-online-is-giving-away-free-cash-and-gold-bars-as-it-fixes-its-economy/

US Military Plane Flies Over Ukraine in Warning to Russia - Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon said Thursday that it carried out a rare flight over Ukraine under the international Open Skies Treaty to “reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine" amid heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions. It was the second such U.S. military ...-- https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-military-plane-flies-over-ukraine-in-warning-to-russia-1544136754

Zanu PF conference to focus on economic development: VP Mohadi - zbc.co.zw

Dec 6, 2018 | Top Stories | 0 |. Vice President Kembo Mohadi says the 17th Zanu PF National People's Conference will place emphasis on economic development in line with the party's vision to transform the country to an upper middle income status by 2030.and more »-- http://www.zbc.co.zw/zanu-pf-conference-to-focus-on-economic-development-vp-mohadi/

Xbox's Phil Spencer Talks 'Synergy' With Game Pass and Project xCloud - Variety

Xbox's Phil Spencer took the stage recently at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference in San Francisco to discuss Microsoft's Project xCloud. During the talk, he noted that the team is indeed interested in implementing ...-- https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/xbox-phil-spencer-game-pass-project-xcloud-1203082618/

Epic Games Store Aims For Transparency With Developers - Game Revolution

With the new Epic Games Store looking to outperform Steam in as many ways as possible, its founder has promised that transparency with developers is a priority for the site. The Epic Games Store was announced earlier this week and has already offered ...and more »-- https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/466735-epic-games-store-transparency

How Google can clean up its messaging mess after Allo's shutdown - PCWorld

Google would like us to think of its messaging strategy as a work in progress. What it's progressing towards, I don't know. Amongst all the changes, additions, mergers, and rebranding its series of messaging apps have gone through over the past few ...-- https://www.pcworld.com/article/3326068/google/google-messaging-allo-hangouts-messages.html

DeepMind in AI breakthrough with smarter version of AlphaGo - Financial Times

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company, has announced two research successes — the strongest game-playing AI so far and the world's most powerful predictor of the shape of protein molecules — as it returns to its scientific roots ...-- https://www.ft.com/content/ac50f12a-f962-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China - Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/china-demands-canada-release-huawei-executive/2018/12/06/862f3cc0-f923-11e8-8642-c9718a256cbd_story.html

Fortnite is being sued for appropriating dance moves from black artists - Quartz

Rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, for allegedly using and profiting from, without permission, a dance move he created. The dance move in question is the “Milly Rock,” which 2 Milly—whose real name is Terence ...-- https://qz.com/quartzy/1486659/fortnite-sued-for-using-milly-rock-dance-in-swipe-it-emote/

The best Amazon devices of 2018 - USA TODAY

For years, Amazon has been the one-stop-shop for almost every kind of brand or product that you need. But in the last few years, Amazon itself has started to create its own products to sell alongside others. And with the huge popularity of smart home ...-- https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2018/12/06/best-amazon-devices-2018/2225159002/

2020 Lexus RC-F Track Edition To Debut At Detroit Auto Show - Forbes

For the first 20 years of the Lexus brand's existence, performance was not really a descriptor that came to mind when you thought of Toyota's luxury lineup. They were smooth, quiet, refined, reliable, but frankly not all that exciting. Then Lexus ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabuelsamid/2018/12/06/2020-lexus-rc-f-track-edition-to-debut-at-detroit-auto-show/

The Game Awards 2018: Who Will Win, What Will be Announced - Variety

The Game Awards thriving success isn't just fueled by a love of the year's past best video games and the awards they receive, but also the look at what's to come. This year, the mix seems especially rich, soaked in a slew of big news, new games, and ...-- https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/game-awards-2018-predictions-1203082573/

This Could Be the Biggest Change to Galaxy Phones in 10 Years - Tom's Guide

Samsung is moving forward with a radical new design in its phones that — like the Galaxy S10 — will all but eliminate the bezels at the top and bottom and dramatically shift where you find the front-facing camera. But it'll also require the company ...-- https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s10-design-earpiece-location,news-28780.html

Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple - Forbes

Apple shares have fallen 26% from their October 2018 high and they're poised to fall further. You can argue that Apple's decline is due to factors beyond its control. For example, the White House threatened to endanger Apple by putting it in the cross ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/12/06/why-40-iphone-discount-is-bad-for-apple/

Fortnite makers sued for 'stealing' Milly Rock dance move - BBC News

A US rapper has taken legal action against the creators of popular video game Fortnite, claiming it uses a dance move he created without his permission. Rapper 2 Milly - aka Terrence Ferguson - says the Milly Rock dance he created in 2011 is recreated ...-- https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46466408

DeepMind in AI breakthrough with smarter version of AlphaGo - Financial Times

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company, has announced two research successes — the strongest game-playing AI so far and the world's most powerful predictor of the shape of protein molecules — as it returns to its scientific roots ...-- https://www.ft.com/content/ac50f12a-f962-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

Hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut - Motor1.com

Lexus will debut the RC F Track Edition at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in January. The automaker won't tell us much more than that at the moment, though. Thankfully, spy shots provide a few more details about what ...-- https://www.motor1.com/news/290334/lexus-rc-f-track-edition-teased/

Amazon Music customers can now talk to Alexa more naturally - TechCrunch

Amazon Music, reportedly the third-largest subscription-based music service worldwide, is doubling down on voice. The company is today announcing the launch of a new set of features that will allow Amazon Music customers to chat with Alexa in a more ...-- https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/06/amazon-music-customers-can-now-talk-to-alexa-more-naturally/

Why iCloud makes the Apple retail store experience a total mess - ZDNet

This device is unable to play the requested video. Towards the end of the day yesterday, I saw my colleague Adrian Kingsley-Hughes' piece about how Apple is heavily discounting the iPhone XR due to lower than anticipated demand.-- https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-icloud-is-a-total-mess/

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

The New 'Far Cry' Box-Art Just Leaked Online And It Doesn't Look Great - Forbes

As always, take the below image with a grain of salt. This is the leaked box-art for Ubisoft's new off-year Far Cry game, apparently called Far Cry: New Dawn. It could be a fake, but I suspect it's the real thing. Far Cry: New DawnCredit: Ubisoft. The ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/12/06/the-new-far-cry-box-art-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-look-great/

'Red Dead Online' Is a Great Multiplayer Experience Ruined by Microtransactions - Geek

When playing online games in the past, my main concern was whether or not the multiplayer mode felt tacked on. Now? I worry about those pesky microtransactions which seem to infect every big one title out there. Unfortunately, the recently released Red ...-- https://www.geek.com/games/red-dead-online-is-a-great-multiplayer-experience-ruined-by-microtransactions-1764488/

CS:GO goes Battle Royale and free to play - PC Gamer

Valve just announced Danger Zone, "a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO's tactical gameplay where players use their wits, skill, and resources to fight to the finish." Additionally, CS:GO itself is now free to play. The mode accommodates ...-- https://www.pcgamer.com/csgo-danger-zone-battle-royale/

Five missing after US military planes crash off Japan - The Herald

TOKYO. – Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said. One crew member has already been ...-- https://www.herald.co.zw/five-missing-after-us-military-planes-crash-off-japan/

Microsoft Breaks Its Flagship PC With New Windows 10 Update - Forbes

Some Surface Book 2 owners may be a bit grumpy this week after a routine Windows 10 cumulative update left their shiny convertible laptops displaying nothing more than a BSOD. It's yet another black eye on what has been a ceaseless string of ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/12/06/microsoft-breaks-its-flagship-pc-with-new-windows-10-update/

Bawumia defends drone deal - GhanaWeb

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday, waded into the debate about the use of drones to distribute blood and other essential medicines to remote communities across the country, saying that the technology is a national priority that would ...and more »-- https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Bawumia-defends-drone-deal-706604

Xbox boss Phil Spencer made gaming matter to Microsoft - VentureBeat

You may have noticed that Xbox boss Phil Spencer is throwing around Microsoft's hefty wallet. The company has made a number of acquisitions over the last year to shore up its first-party game development. And Spencer explained that he earned the right ...-- https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/05/xbox-boss-made-microsoft-love-games/

Samsung's White Galaxy Note9 Won't Stay Exclusive To Taiwan - Android Headlines

The all-white Samsung Galaxy Note9 had surfaced several times thus far, and ultimately got launched in Taiwan last month. Well, it seems like that phone will not stay exclusive to Taiwan after all, as it is coming to India later this month. Samsung's ...-- https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/12/galaxy-note9-first-snow-white-coming-to-more-markets.html

Facebook's Messenger Lite Adds Support for Animated GIFs and More - NDTV

Facebook's Messenger Lite has got richer with more features such as animated GIFs and most customisation features that were available in the full-sized Messenger app. "While you could receive GIFs in Messenger Lite for some time, they were not animated.-- https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebooks-messenger-lite-adds-support-for-animated-gifs-and-more-1958764

Fallout 76 Customer Personal Information Leaked by Bethesda Support - NDTV

Fallout 76 customer details have been leaked by Bethesda's tech support system. The loophole allowed some Fallout 76 customers to access parts of Bethesda's support system. This includes being able to view personal information such as e-mail addresses, ...-- https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/fallout-76-customer-personal-information-leaked-by-bethesda-support-1958806