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Mortal Kombat 11's Latest Trailer Reveals Kotal Kahn

Fan favorite Noob Saibot has been revealed for Mortal Kombat 11 . Legendary adversary Shang Tsung will skip the base game and be made available as downloadable content. But to make things interesting, Shang Tsung will be played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the actor who portrayed the malicious warlock in the 1995 film.

Cuphead is coming to the Nintendo Switch this April

In the wake of the success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, fans were left wondering what could possibly come next. To find out, I spoke with Ryan Clark, founder of Crypt of the NecroDancer developer Brace Yourself Games .

Sony Set to Debut New PlayStation ‘State of Play’ Video Showcase

The first episode will feature upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR software, including new trailers, game announcements, and gameplay footage. Sony is playing its cards close to its chest with today's announcement, opting not to give us any clues about the games State of Play might be covering.

The new Oculus Rift S finally kills external beacons, for only $399

Highlights of the upcoming Oculus Rift S , which requires a tethered PC for processing power, include its higher resolutions screens, and its inside-out tracking. The trade-off here, however, is in refresh rate which drops from 90Hz down to 80Hz, although you do get a slightly larger field of view. The Rift S also sports built-in audio using speakers integrated into the headset, though if you want, you can still hook up your own headphones using the headset's included 3.5mm jack.

Google Duplex continues its expansion in the United States

After first bringing Duplex to Pixel phones previous year in a few major cities across the United States (New York, San Francisco, etc.), Google is now ready for a broader rollout across much of the country. I first spotted Continued Conversations on my Google Home Hub , and to no surprise, it works just like it does on other Assistant speakers. For users interested in getting started with the restaurant-booking AI feature, simply ask the Google Assistant book a table somewhere.

Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

A cheaper Starter Set, which includes the cardboard necessary for the Goggles and Blaster will be available soon, and there will be two additional expansion packs. "We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations", said newly-appointed Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser.

USB4 catches up to Thunderbolt 3 with 40Gbps data transfer speeds

The USB4 architecture is based on the Thunderbolt™ protocol specification recently contributed by Intel Corporation. What does this mean? The next generation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) input/output connectors will based on the Intel/Apple designed Thunderbolt protocol, while retaining backwards compatibility with existing devices.

Samsung releases the first hands on footage of its new folding phone

We are seeing a lot of progress. As you might expect by now, the UI auto-adapts depending upon the fold status of the screen. It folds outwards into an 11mm thick handset with a 6.6-inch main display and a 6.4-inch secondary screen. Hot on the heels of the reveal of Samsung's Galaxy Fold , Huawei announced its foldable display smartphone, the Mate X . With the Mate X , they've tried to get the most out of the form factor.

New Fortnite account merge tool makes cross-play easier

Fortnite's initially messy approach to cross-platform gaming meant that many people ended up creating two (or more) accounts in order to be able to play with their friends. The website asks you to select a primary account , the account that all the other accounts will join. You can merge all cosmetics from Battle Royale .

Apex Legends is off to a great start

For now the only game type is three-person squads and you take turns before the match picking your class with no option to choose the same class as your teammates. With the (no so) surprise release of Apex Legends this week, Respawn Entertainment have finally unveiled what they've been working on since they shipped Titanfall 2 back in 2016.

Apple FaceTime Bug: How to Turn It Off to Avoid Eavesdropping

The caller can then eavesdrop on the person being called, and in some demonstrations even watch them through the camera app. If you're an iPhone user, you might want to find out how to disable FaceTime on your phone to avoid eavesdropping from unknown callers.

Meizu launches insane new smartphone without any ports

The Meizu Zero does not have any physical buttons anywhere. While Vivo's concept still raises certain questions, Meizu has already come up with what it thinks is the next major step in smartphone design with the Meizu Zero . However, it is likely that this technology will only work with the dedicated wireless charging base that Meizu exclusively manufactures. This isn't particularly special when pitted against numerous other Android handsets out there, but the Meizu Zero does net ...

DxOMark to begin scoring front 'selfie' camera on smartphones

The challenge with front-facing cameras is the relatively short distance - often arm's length - from sensor to subject. DxOMark is the place where your smartphone's selfie cameras can be tested and report can be obtained. As of January 2019, the Pixel 3 and the Galaxy Note 9 turned out to be the best phones for capturing self-portrait images and videos. Raised issues include noise, white balance, and skin rendering.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo A Massive Hit, Passes 3 Million Downloads

The upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake launches in just a few days on January 25. There will even be new characters to play as including the mayor's daughter, Katherine, and previously unmentioned character Robert Kendo. There is not yet a price attached. The most likely answer is because Resident Evil 2 is notoriously hard . In typical Resident Evil fashion, there are ties that make these characters' stories more appealing.

Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly?

Back in October 2017, Microsoft had announced it would no longer roll out new features for Windows 10 Mobile . Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 on July 11, 2017. Alongside the company is also building apps that would work across foldable as well as dual screen devices. Microsoft's FAQ floated the possibility that other software vendors could offer Windows 10 Mobile patch support.

Ronda Rousey is Officially Joining Mortal Kombat 11

However, more interesting is the announcement of a beta test. So it made sense when Ronda Rousey was officially unveiled as the voice of Sonya Blade in the upcoming videogame Mortal Kombat 11 . Above is video of Rousey in the Blade trailer and footage from her on-stage appearance earlier today. Here is the latest fatalities trailer. And, in case you missed it, here is the January 17, 2019 Mortal Kombat 11 live stream .

Swiss gender parity ranking shows slow progress

It will take the Middle East and North Africa economies "153 years to close the gender gap at the current rate of change" , the report stated. Iceland took the top spot for the 10th year in a row, closing more than 85 percent of its overall gender gap, followed by Norway with 0.835 and Sweden with 0.822.

Apple to update iPhone software after threat of China ban

Qualcomm has brought patent suits in China and other jurisdictions seeking bans on the sale of certain iPhone models to force Apple to the negotiating table. Apple's settlement with Qualcomm will result in the latter going back to its old licensing technique with all smartphone vendors which would lead to "unrecoverable losses".

OnePlus 6T McLaren edition announced with 10GB RAM and Warp Charge 30

Despite some rumours claiming the phone would be coloured "Speed Orange", OnePlus is actually calling this new tint "Papaya Orange". Even though McLaren and OnePlus now have a clear partnership in place, McLaren employees will not be using this new special edition phone.

Snapdragon 855: specs leak within hours of launch

Of course, the companies involved: Qualcomm , Ericsson, Samsung and Verizon had plenty of reasons why this was the case. This is going to be a pretty big advancement for Qualcomm , and it should lead to more under-display fingerprint sensors that actually work as you would expect them too.