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October 20, 2017 3:01 PM The DeanBeat: What Visceral’s closing means for video games

The video game industry received a shock to the system this week as Electronic Arts rebooted its story-based Star Wars game and shut down Visceral Games, a studio that made some beefy blockbusters like Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline. EA said that it was moving Star Wars project from Visceral to another studio in Canada, and it would do what it could 173

October 20, 2017 2:59 PM How to Remap the Pixel 2's Active Edge Squeezing

Google's new Pixel 2 smartphones allow you to squeeze its sizes to activate Google Assistant, the digital helper that taps into Google's knowledge base. But what if you'd rather trigger another action when you squeeze your Pixel? A new tool allows you to change what the Pixel 2 does when you squeeze it, so gripping your phone hard from its sides can turn on the its flashlight 187

October 20, 2017 9:12 AM Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action? Disaster movie "Geostorm" opens in cinemas this week, starring Gerard Butler as a rocket scientist tasked with saving the world after 468

October 20, 2017 6:24 AM Google Play Lowers App Subscription Fee to 15 Percent, Matches Apple's Offering

Google said this week it is lowering the amount of money it charges app developers for mobile subscriptions processed through the Google Play app store from 30 percent to 15 percent in a move to better compete with Apple's offering for iOS developers. Developers will be able to make use of the price revision, which goes into effect beginning January 130

October 20, 2017 6:03 AM Google will pay hackers who find flaws in top Android apps

But only a handful of developers are taking part at the moment. Google promises $1,000 for every issue that meets its criteria, but bounty hunters can't simply choose a spammy app (of which there are plenty on the Play Store) to cash in. For now, they can only get a grand if they can find an eligible flaw in Dropbox, Duolingo, Line, Snapchat, Tinder 128

October 19, 2017 9:27 PM Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere will get Premier League opportunity

Arsene Wenger insists Jack Wilshere will soon get a chance to impress in the Premier League after he spearheaded another Europa League victory as Arsenal won 1-0 at Red Star Belgrade. Wilshere played a big part in the decisive goal in Serbia, exchanging passes with Theo Walcott who then teed up Olivier Giroud to score a stunning overhead kick. The England 142

October 19, 2017 7:33 PM Jack Wilshere impresses as Arsenal claim Europa League win over Red Star Belgrade

The midfielder was heavily involved in the build-up to the decisive goal, combining with Theo Walcott to set up Olivier Giroud for a superb overhead kick five minutes from time. Here, we take a look at three talking points from the game as Wilshere continues to push for a Premier League recall. Arsene Wenger might regard the Europa League as something 143

October 19, 2017 5:00 PM Google Play hosted fake Minecraft apps that add Android devices to botnet

Google Play may need a new door man SECURITY FIRM SYMANTEC is wagging a very savage insecurity finger at Google Play because it has found something in there that really should not have been there in the first place. The firm says that some Android malware, called Android.Sockbot is well out of hand and is feeding a huge botnet that could include over 2.6 million 120

October 19, 2017 4:59 PM China’s auto brands poised for the Next Big Leap

The most striking aspect of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech in Beijing on Wednesday was its astonishing length at over three hours, which got attention on social media. Yet, the significant aspect about his address at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party was his intent to take China to the next level of growth. For a country that is already 271

October 18, 2017 7:31 PM Samsung's Bixby, now even smarter, arrives on fridges

Along with unveiling its Bixby 2.0 digital assistant, the company says it's working on a project to make dumb products internet-connected. Samsung on Wednesday said the second generation of its Bixby digital assistant will be coming to its various non-mobile devices including its smart TVs in the US and Korea in 2018, as well as its Family Hub refrigerator 162