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Month: September 2019

Indian Bus Simulator is a Well-Crafted New Sim Game

Indian Bus Simulator Price: Free Rating: ****½ (4.5/5) Android Game Review by As our loyal readers know, we’ve covered quite a few sim games over the years and the genre only keeps getting better and better. Indian Bus Simulator is a slick bus driving sim that puts you right in the action with realism […] Go to Source Author:...

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Square Enix Is Bringing the 2015 Launched Free to Play ‘Dragon Quest of the Stars’ to the West in 2020 and Here’s How You Can Sign Up for the Closed Beta

Back in 2015, Shaun wrote about Dragon Quest of the Stars which was a free to play social RPG planned for iOS and Android devices in Japan. It was eventually downloaded over 20 million times since. Usually, writing about a new Dragon Quest mobile game means I always have to specify that there’s a good chance it might not release outside Japan. Four years later, Dragon Quest of the Stars has been announced for release globally on iOS and Android. It isn’t Dragon Quest Walk but I’m not going to say no to a new Dragon Quest release for the West. Watch the live action trailer for it below: A closed beta for it has been planned for just Android at the moment. This will be available from October 30th until November 28th and you can sign up for it here. The beta will include customisation, story sequences, and multiplayer. Registration has just gone live for it on the official website. When it launched in 2015, it looked like it was using some elements from the early 3D Dragon Quest games visually. Check it out on Google Play here. With Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Dragon Quest XI S on Nintendo Switch and last year’s release of the vanilla game on PS4 and PC, Square Enix seems to be giving the West another chance at...

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Pixel 4 Motion Sense will work in these 38 markets (Update: More locales, apps)

NextRift  Update, September 30, 2019 (3:48AM ET): 9to5Google originally noted that the Pixel 4’s hands-free gestures would only be available in 38 markets. Now, XDA-Developers has uncovered more evidence that it will work in 53 locales. The evidence, via an internal Google database, reveals that the following markets are added to the initial list: Australia French Guiana French Indian Ocean Territories French Polynesia Guadeloupe Korea Martinique New Caledonia Northern Mariana Islands Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon United Arab Emirates Wallis and Futuna XDA’s digging also revealed that the Pixel 4 gestures will be compatible with more than nine apps. In fact, the evidence suggests that 23 apps will be supported. Check out the new additions below: Anghami Apple Music Tidal Wynk My Music Gaana Music Hungama Music JioSaavn Genie Music Bugs Music Napster Music Shazam SiriusXM KKBOX AWA Interestingly, many music apps listed here are local Indian apps. However, India is not on either list of countries that will get Motion Sense on Pixel 4 phones. You can check out the original list of compatible apps and supported markets below. Original article, September 27, 2019 (2:38AM ET): The Google Pixel 4 series is all set to launch on October 15, but leaks about the phones remain relentless. A new dig-through of the Pixel 4’s Motion Sense app has revealed that previously confirmed hands-free gestures will only...

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Google faces fresh antitrust probe for trying to make Chrome safer

Google has been subject to various antitrust investigations in the recent past. Now, fresh allegations are being dumped on the Mountain View-based tech company for planning to adopt a new internet protocol called DNS over HTTPS (DoH). An investigation is being conducted by the US House Judiciary Committee, reports Wall Street Journal. Investigators want to assess if Google uses any personal user data gained through the DoH protocol for commercial purposes. As per WSJ, the Judiciary Committee had shared a letter with Google inquiring about its intentions to use the new protocol on September 13. Editor’s Pick Google’s quantum supremacy: What it means Google/Erik Lucero Last week, Google researchers claimed to have reached “quantum supremacy,” according to an article in the Financial Times. Google’s paper was briefly posted on a NASA website before being removed. In it, researchers claim … The DNS over HTTPS protocol is designed to increase user privacy and prevent manipulation of DNS data by passing it over an HTTPS connection. It is also useful in preventing man-in-the-middle attacks wherein users are directed to a malicious IP address. Google is expected to test the new protocol in the Chrome browser starting next month. If implemented, the DoH protocol could take away access to precious DNS browsing data from wireless and cable companies. The report adds, “House investigators are worried this would give the Internet giant an...

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‘Minecraft Earth’ Early Access Will Begin Rolling Out to More Countries from Tomorrow with New Ones Added Each Week until the End of the Year

Mojang teased an augmented reality Minecraft experience for smartphones a while ago. That was eventually revelaed to be Minecraft Earth and we’ve been slowly learning more about it over time. They even had a demo at WWDC. After opening up closed beta sign ups on iOS and Android for a few regions, Mojang had a big announcement for those living in the rest of the world at MINECON. Usually, huge projects like this see soft launches in a few countries for a while before rolling out everywhere. Mojang wants everyone to get a taste of Minecraft Earth soon. Watch the new trailer for it below: Minecraft Earth is built on the bedrock engine and has been inspired by that old E3 HoloLens demo from Microsoft’s showcase. After seeing a very small rollout in five cities only, a larger rollout begins from October. This will see more countries added each week. The plan now is to have the rollout be complete by the end of the year. If you’re interested, sign up here for more information on when Minecraft Earth is available for you to check out. I’m definitely curious to see how Mojang and Microsoft adds to the experience here. Minecraft is one of the best games for post launch support already. Go to Source Author: Mikhail...

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