The Chinese publisher of Monster Hunter World is forced to stop selling the monster-slaying game.
Last week, Epic and Samsung took the wraps off a huge Fortnite promotion—albeit after the surprise had been ruined by leakers. Fortnite's mobile version was indeed launching on Android, as Epic had already promised, but only Samsung phone users (and only certain models) would get exclusive access, for a limited time.
Any Android handset and tablet owner can hunt for and install the game's APK, but as of press time, Samsung's exclusivity deal means the game won't boot beyond a title screen on most devices. This is notable, in part, because of Epic's choice to forgo the Google Play app store, which is likely driving users to download and install the APK without a clear answer about device compatibility. (Google has since chosen to address the game's Play workaround.)
But testing the free-to-play shooter on my own Galaxy S8+, one of the Android version's first compatible phones, has revealed another notable tidbit: that Epic's self-imposed hardware limit hasn't made the game run smoothly in the slightest.
A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.
Keyboards, devices, chargers and just cool new stuff that you need to get you through the workday.
Frankenfirm waves bye to App Services boss: Time to canter Klaus
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For Skype Classic, not the sound of silence
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While your location history is paused, some services still store your location data.
Samsung follows in Apple's high-priced iPhone X footsteps. Other phone makers are sure to join.
Six nationwide live TV streamers -- DirecTV Now, Fubo TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV -- all offer some combination of ABC, CBS, Fox and/or NBC. Find out how they compare in your city.
Fourth time lucky?
Hands On Platform rivals to the Apple’s WatchOS have been stagnating for years, with no new silicon from Qualcomm with which to take on the (now) all-conquering Apple smartwatch since 2016. Samsung isn’t dependent on San Diego for silicon though, and it has put the latest it can into its new wearables – and seriously revived the race.…
Boffins: Confusing distributed ledger tech definitions create 'unrealistic expectations' about what it can do
Report proposes tight conceptual DLT framework
Poorly defined and inconsistent terminology for distributed ledger technology systems has led to misconceptions and unrealistic expectations, academics have said.…
The tiny app added push notifications too.
'One and Done' attack patched in library's May 2018 release
If you missed the OpenSSL update released in May, go back and get it: a Georgia Tech team recovered a 2048-bit RSA key from OpenSSL using smartphone processor radio emissions, in a single pass.…
BMW's most affordable convertible is equal parts premium and fun to drive.
Layer cake magic as flash capacity set to soar
Flash Memory Summit The Flash Memory Summit saw two landmark capacity announcements centred on 96-layer QLC (4bits/cell) flash that seemingly herald a coming virtual abolition of workstation and server read-intensive flash capacity constraints.…
Just days left to save on MCubed conference and workshops
Events Our early bird ticket offer for MCubed finishes on Friday, so if you want to save hundreds on conference and workshop tickets, time really is running out.…
McAfee: Patient monitoring systems open to hack attacks
Hackers may be able to falsify patient vitals by messing with the traffic on hospital networks.…
The British author and vlogger is the fourth contestant confirmed for the forthcoming series.
Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4
Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…
The new laws would require tech giants to assist law enforcement in accessing encrypted communications. But the government insists it's not a backdoor.