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  • LG HomeBrew is a craft beer making machine for the capsule age

    Forget smartphones and televisions, LG has revealed a new capsule-based craft beer machine called LG HomeBrew. The device essentially allows users to make their very own craft beers using capsule based ingredients, in a similar vein to capsule coffee makers. “With a set of single-use capsules -- which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring -- and the press of a button, users can relax as LG HomeBrew automates the whole procedure from fermentation, carbonation and aging to serving and cleaning,” explained the company in a press release. The device uses a “optimized fermentation algorithm” which “intelligently controls the fermenting process”, making...

  • Xbox Game Pass: new games include Mortal Kombat X, PES 19

    Microsoft has revealed another haul of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December, just a day after its original announcement. Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's game subscription service for the Xbox platform. “Make room for the even more games we’ve got coming this month,” said the company on its Xbox blog. There are nine additional titles coming to Game Pass, including the likes of Mortal Kombat X and PES 19. The former inclusion comes just after the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11, set for release in 2019. Other games, and their availaiblity dates, include: Ashen - 7 December 2018 Kingdom Two Crowns -...

  • 4 new game trailers from the Game Awards you might’ve missed

    The Game Awards 2018 wasn't just an awards show, but also a launch even for a number of upcoming video games. Apart from the surprise Mortal Kombat 11 reveal, here are four other trailers you may have missed. Far Cry: New Dawn According to Ubisoft, New Dawn is a standalone sequel to Far Cry 5 that "takes place in a world recovering from a devastating nuclear catastrophe". The game will launch on 15 February 2019, for Xbox One, PC and PS4 Dragon Age 5 The very short trailer doesn't give much away at all. On its website, Game developers Bio Ware note that they "won’t be...

  • Trailer: Mortal Kombat 11 is coming April 2019

    The first official trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 was release in a surprise reveal at The Game Awards 2018, which took place this week. The trailer features a backtrack from rapper 21 Savage, a fight sequence between characters Raiden and Scorpion, and ends with the phrase “You’re next”. Over on Twitter, game creator Ed Boon said that he was “really surprised” that fans didn’t see this one coming. I’m really surprised nobody guessed we were working on a Mortal Kombat game 😱 What’s wrong with everyone? — Ed Boon (@noobde) December 7, 2018 The game will launch on PC, Xbox One, Play Station 4 and...

  • Wireless-charging Airpods, charging case rumoured for 2019

    According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to release an updated version of its AirPods in 2019. Speaking to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often gives insight on Apple products, the website reports that the new AirPods will feature wireless charging and an updated AirPods case. Kuo also believes that the AirPods will be charged via the case, and that Apple may sell the case separately for those who don’t want to buy the new earphones. Other features, such as design or integrated apps, are still unknown. However, Kuo believes that the AirPods will include Bluetooth-related updates. Feature image: screenshot via Apple

  • Red Dead Online beta will be playable tomorrow

    A month after Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, Rockstar Games has finally announced that Red Dead Online beta will go live tomorrow. “Built from the ground up for the latest hardware, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything we have learned since then about creating deep multiplayer experiences,” revealed the game developers. According to Rockstar, Red Dead Online will be a “completely new and fun experience” that will constantly evolve. “Create and customize your character, tailor your abilities to suit your play style and head out into a new frontier full of...

  • Sony reveals PlayStation Black Friday deals

    Sony has revealed its official Black Friday deals for PlayStation, including discounts on PlayStation VR, PlayStation Plus and a number of games. PlayStation VR At participating online stores, PlayStation 4’s VR bundle, which usually sells for around US$300 is now available for US$220. The bundle includes the games PlayStation VR Worlds and Astro Bot, along with a VR headset and camera. The sale on PlayStation VR ends on 2 December 2018. Games Online deals for selected PS4 games include a range of discounts for both disc and digital download. Games such as Marvel’s Spider Man, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and FIFA 19 are...

  • A disc-free Xbox One is reportedly in the works

    Microsoft is set to release a new "disc-less" Xbox One console next year, according to Microsoft-centric site Thurrott. “The company is planning to release an updated console next year, but this device will not be in the Scarlett family, according to people familiar with the company’s plans,” reports the site, referring to its own revelation that Microsoft is planning a brand new range of consoles for 2020. Being disc-free, the console will most likely be a cheaper version of current Xbox Ones due to its lack of support for disc games and Blu-ray. “The goal with the new console is to lower...

  • New Windows 10 version features ‘Light mode’

    Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 build for its Insider community to test. Build 18282, which is a Preview in its very early build stages, includes some interesting new features for Windows 10 in addition to a 'light mode'. "Ever since we introduced the ability to choose between light and dark in Windows 10, we’ve heard feedback asking for a truer separation between the two options," said Microsoft on its website. Light mode, according to the company, is the solution. Previously, the default Light mode did not accurately make everything lighter, and so the new version does. "Now, if you choose...

  • Google’s Night Sight buffs the Pixel’s camera prowess in low light

    Google has revealed a new feature for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that helps users take better quality pictures in low light situations. Night Sight, as it’s called, “helps you capture vibrant and detailed low-light photos without a flash or tripod”. “When it’s dark, cameras compensate by spending more time capturing light and increasing their sensitivity to light, often adding unwanted motion blur and noise to your photo,” Google explains on its website. The feature, it would seem, does this better and results in a less blurred and less noisy picture. “Night Sight constantly adapts to you and the environment,” says...