Latest Messenger Lite update brings in new options

For something that is supposed to be a light version of a communicator, Messenger Lite has quite a few functions as of now. It is so largely thanks to its latest update, which brought two new features to the app: GIF support and chat colour change. Sounds silly? Yeah, it kind of does. On the other hand, for something with Lite in its name, Messenger allows to do more and more with its features. Until now, every gif sent via M Lite was static; now they are animated, just as god intended them to be. As for chat colours, you can change your chat clouds’ flush into any of the colours ...

Benchmark of Samsung SM-A505F leaked

Device, which may be released as Samsung Galaxy A50, will seemingly have a pretty flagship-like specs. Exynos 9610 SoC is a new chipset that has yet to be installed in any of Samsung’s devices; it is doubtful that it will be accompanied with anything less than 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of ROM. As for Android 9 Pie, only a few Samsung flagships have received it so far. While we know nothing about Galaxy A50’s other specs or details, it is presumed that it will be released soon-ish after the Galaxy S10 model.Want to know more? Stay ...

Meng Wanzhou, vice-president of Huawei, is under arrest

The woman has been arrested in Canada under the accusation of encroaching on the US sanctions against Iran. This is a very general information, but no further info has been released to the public so far. United States of America want Wanzhou’s extradition into the US, while the Chinese government has issued a formal protest against her imprisonment. The arrest had an immediate influence on the stock market, too, namely the immediate drop in price of industrial metal such as iron or copper. The first court case, so far only on the possible caution for Wanzhou, will begin this ...

NVidia has created a faithful 3D render copy of a real-life video

You wanted better graphics? You got them. NVidia has just used the most advanced AI available (unless we count the one made by the jointed US-Reptilian operations in Area 51) to create a faithful render of a recorded video. As you can see on the picture above, the render looks pretty good: perhaps not as good as the latest, best-looking 4k video games, but still good for such a new tech. Do remember that this is not a graphic created from A to Z by graphics engine, but a picture of reality turned into a three dimensional render.NVidia’s work is a large step towards the real, immersive ...

Tony Hawk Skate Jam, or virtual skateboard strikes on mobile this time

Maple Media, studio that deals solely in mobile games, has undertook a dangerously ambitious project – ressurecting the forgotten star that the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series was. Their game will be a free app available for both Android and iOS. It will be released on December 13th; it’s weight will be 1.4 gigabyte.Maple Media has already done a number of sports games, Skateboard Party being one of them. That is good, but everything else that we know seems to prognoze a rather crappy game. The graphics are simply ugly – something like this would fly maybe four years ...

”Universally-recognized digital identity”,. An useful function or citizen spying tool a-la China?

Mastercard and Microsoft have just announced that they are will be working on the so-called universally-recognized digital identity. It is supposed to be a service that will basically put all the electronic data of its user into one place, allowing them to perform a variety of tasks with a single e-document, from taxes and registration to getting married (lets hope that no person will have to use the last one multiple times). Such a feature would probably make its users’ life simple – as well as give Mastercard and Microsoft access to lots and lots of personal data of said ...

”Dictator simulator” Tropico is coming out on iPad and iPhone

iPad version of a popular video game sim Tropico is coming out on December 18th. The game’s creator, Feral Interactive, have also promised that an iPhone version will be available sometime in 2019. The game, trailer of which can be watched here, will support fifth and sixth generation iPads as well as every generation of iPad Pro. It is already available for pre-order via App Store, where it costs $11.99. Tweet Vote on HN ...

A new Carmageddon game may be in development

THQ Nordic has been shopping hard lately – after buying the Kingdoms of Amalur and Alone in the Dark brands (both good but now forgotten), it is time for them to obtain true king of 90’s gaming, Carmageddon. Mix of car race and, for the lack of a better term, gorefest has been one of the best games of 1997, offering players a high quality racing game with an (un)healthy dose of blood mixed in. Sequels, unfortunately, have been gradually losing interest; the latest one, Carmageddon: Reincarnation from 2015 has passed with hardly anyone noticing. Here is to hope that THQ Nordic, a ...

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