Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Freemium is ruining mobile gaming’s chances

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Freemium is ruining mobile gaming’s chances

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Mobile gaming, be it on Android or iOS, is pretty much a wild west at the moment, more than their non-gaming mobile app counterparts. It’s an almost free for all buffet, with titles of wildly diverse qualities and a few standout games or companies. Not everyone makes it big and not everyone survives for long.…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | The stakes have never been higher for Apple software

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | The stakes have never been higher for Apple software

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Apple software has never been more important. As we learned just this week, 2017 was the first year since the introduction of the iPhone that smartphone sales were basically flat year over year, according to venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends report. For Apple, its future depends on finding a business that doesn’t rely…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

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A report from The New York Times has accused Facebook of sharing inappropriate amounts of user data with device manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and BlackBerry. Starting 10 years ago, Facebook began making deals with these companies to help them build Facebook apps for their phones and tablets and integrate Facebook functionality into their operating…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Fortnite Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Fortnite Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

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It looks like it’s actually happening, friends – Fortnite is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. While the game hasn’t been formally announced on Nintendo’s hybrid system, the Korean game ratings board tweeted this morning that the game had been rated suitable for age 12 and up… a sign that plans are afoot to release it…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Apple Music web player discovered ahead of WWDC

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Apple Music web player discovered ahead of WWDC

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  By Mike Wuerthele Monday, June 04, 2018, 04:24 am PT (07:24 am ET) Apple briefly updated its suite of Apple Music tools, allowing signed-in users to play more than just a sample of a track without using the Music app on iOS or iTunes on Mac and Windows. Previously, a shared Apple Music track…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | The Asus ROG Phone has a 90Hz screen, vapor cooling, and a plethora of gaming accessories

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | The Asus ROG Phone has a 90Hz screen, vapor cooling, and a plethora of gaming accessories

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Asus is starting off Computex 2018 on a high-spec note with the announcement of its ROG Phone. Bearing the Republic of Gamers branding and an unmistakably gamer-oriented design, the ROG Phone is Asus’ answer to the Razer Phone. This is the second phone after Razer’s to offer a 90Hz display — meaning its screen refreshes…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

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Google experience a glitch in the matrix over the weekend where the last traces of Android’s tablet existence vanished without a trace. Evidence that there were, once upon a time, such things as Android tablets has since then returned but their sudden and silent removal served to confirm what many have been expecting to happen…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Devil May 5 Cry domain name registered

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Devil May 5 Cry domain name registered

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On New Year’s Eve last year, esteemed game designer Hideaki Itsuno apologised for failing to release a game in 2017. Work on his latest project, he said, was however “under climax.”  Having directed Devil May Cry 2, 3, and 4, could his incoming game be Devil May Cry 5? The domain name DevilMayCry5.com has now…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Ford Mustang GT review

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Ford Mustang GT review

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Butched-up looks add appeal to the V8 coupe Here it is then, the gen-six Ford Mustang, finally here in the UK after its international launch three months back. The restyled front end features a lowered bonnet with two meshed vents, more ‘starey’ headlights and new bumper ‘aero curtains’ designed to flow air across the front wheels.…

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Nvidia’s new AI chip crams $10000 of power into a $1299 CPU

Hexbyte – News – Computers\\\\Tech | Nvidia’s new AI chip crams $10000 of power into a $1299 CPU

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The Jetson Xavier chip on show at Computex 2018. Claire Reilly/CNET Nvidia just announced a chip that crams $10,000 worth of power into a tiny box that costs just $1,299. But it’s not for your laptop. The chip, Jetson Xavier, is for robots. “This little computer is going to be the brain of future robots,”…