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November 2, 2017 11:16 AM Xbox One X Supports 1440p Monitors

Unlike the PS4 Pro, Microsoft decided to include native support for a resolution used by gaming-focused monitors. As far as Sony is concerned, we all game using either a 1080p or 4K display. But there is another fairly common resolution used by monitors, and in particular gaming-focused monitors. It's 2560-by-1440, or 1440p. Microsoft decided to include 590

November 1, 2017 1:28 PM Sony Playstation 4, Camera Business Fuel Comeback

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. I’m a sucker for a fallen-idol turnaround story. The surprise record profits forecasted Tuesday by Sony counts as a comeback for the ages. As Reuters explains, Sony sne predicts its profits will mark a peak for the first time since 1998, when its PlayStation 45

November 1, 2017 10:31 AM Two Reasons Nintendo Switch Is Such A Grand Success

More than six months after its launch, Nintendo’s hybrid console is still flying off the shelves. The Japanese company said in its latest six-month (Apr-Sept) earnings report that it sold roughly 2.9 million Switch units during the July-Sept quarter. It means Nintendo has shipped more than 7.6 million Switch consoles since its launch in March. The massive 49

November 1, 2017 9:48 AM PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds finally has an Xbox One release date

Microsoft's Paris Games Week presentation has revealed that hit third-person shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be coming to the Xbox Game Preview Program on December 12th. As the word 'preview' implies, this means the game won't arrive on the console in a finished state, but will see frequent updates much as the PC version has seen while in Steam 50

October 31, 2017 6:58 PM PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launches December 12 on Xbox One

One of PC gaming’s biggest hits is finally making the leap to consoles when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (read my early access review) goes live on Xbox One on December 12 for $30. The unfinished battle royal shooter will launch as part of the Xbox Games Preview program, which is similar to the Early Access portal that PUBG is available through on Steam 47

October 31, 2017 1:15 PM Nokia Android Phones to Get Lumia Camera UI Features, Hints HMD Global

It's been months since the Nokia brand made a comeback to the smartphone market. But HMD Global, the company behind the Finnish brand, is now planning to pay homage to its iconic Lumia series by upgrading its default camera app with some similar tweaks. Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas hinted at the development on Twitter. Sarvikas suggested the arrival 53

October 31, 2017 10:25 AM Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE launches on December 1st

Microsoft first unveiled its Surface Pro with LTE earlier this year, promising a release before the end of 2017. As the year draws to an end, Microsoft now says it plans to launch the Surface Pro with LTE support on December 1st. If that timing sounds familiar, it’s because a Microsoft employee accidentally revealed it during an Ignite session last month 41

October 31, 2017 2:15 AM Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa is getting the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliances, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. Routines first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Customizable voice commands and routines can be made with the new Routines 47

October 30, 2017 5:58 PM Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas

Emoji fragmentation of a small stakes, culinary variety. Apple—which is in the process of rolling out new unicode 10-compliant emoji—opts for a relatively photorealistic style, putting the lettuce underneath the patty but the tomato and cheese above. By contrast, Google keeps the vegetable garnishes up top where they ought to be, but the company puts the cheese 45

October 29, 2017 10:24 PM Internet up in arms over Google’s cheeseburger emoji as CEO promises to ‘drop everything’ to fix it

THE internet is so fired up over Google’s cheeseburger emoji that the company’s CEO has promised to ‘drop everything’ to look at it. Can you tell what the problem is? The slice of cheese on the burger is in the wrong position according to fans of the fast food — an error Google CEO Sunday Pichai has promised on Twitter to address promptly. The debate 45