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Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed right into Avengers

Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed right into Avengers

This morning the folks at CD PROJEKT RED announced a slight delay in the release of their next major game Cyberpunk 2077. This game is massive, or so they've suggested, so they're going to need just a LITTLE more time to make sure it's up to the fidelity with which it should be delivered. No comment has yet been sent on the situation by one Keanu Reeves.

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Playdate crank-toting gaming handheld available for developers soon

Playdate crank-toting gaming handheld available for developers soon

Remember that odd nod to the past that is game developer Panic's Playdate? The yellow Game Boy look-alike with a hand crank was revealed last May but has yet to be made available for purchase for curious gamers and collectors alike. Panic has just published an update that assures potential buyers that the console is still on track for a 2020 launch. But before that happens, it will provide a few lucky developers with very early units to get them started on developing games for the tiny box.

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Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Today Google revealed Android 10 on Android TV, a system that'll bring Android TV up to speed with the rest of the Android universe. This update will bring Android API level 29, which in turn will bring on what Google described as "recent performance and security updates made with Android 10." Oh, they've got a brand new Android TV device too, called ADT-3 (don't call it a Nexus!)

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With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble

With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble

Google acquired Fitbit on November 1, 2019, making it the second major smartwatch-related buy made by the company just this year.* In December of 2016, Fitbit acquired (most of) Pebble. We've taken a brief trip, here, down the unlikely path that'd lead Google to use what they've acquired to bring Pebble devices back to life. That'd mean new efforts in updating Pebble OS, its various apps, and in creating a whole new piece of hardware.

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Google wants iPhone iOS update dream for Android

Google wants iPhone iOS update dream for Android

Google wants to use Project Treble to "help manufacturers update devices to new versions of Android more quickly." This might not come as much of a shock to those of you that've been watching the development of Google's Project Treble since inception. There's been a debate over the past decade on whether Google should try to emulate the model Apple has with the iPhone with iOS updates - regardless of the extreme differences between the two company's methods in hardware sales and software development. The latest update from Google, it would seem, suggests that Google is very clearly striving for Android OS updates for as many Android smartphones as possible.

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With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

Today we're looking at how Android 10 utilizes collected info from phones connected with Google Play to optimize apps on current devices. After the initial shock of Android 10 gestures and the joy of discovering top-tier features like internal audio screen recording, we took a brief look at what lies beneath. Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019, starting with Google Pixel smartphones and moving out from there - right to Essential Phone and others.

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Google ramps up bug hunt with Developer Data Protection Reward Program

Google ramps up bug hunt with Developer Data Protection Reward Program

This week the folks at Google responsible for destroying bugs in software have expanded their bug bounty program. Adam Bacchus, Sebastian Porst, and Patrick Mutchler of Android Security and Privacy released a statement on the subject, suggesting that they are "increasing the scope of GPSRP to include all apps in Google Play with 100 million or more installs." GPSRP stands for Google Play Security Reward Program. Google also launched a new program along similar lines called the Developer Data Protection Reward Program (DDPRP).

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Vanity license plates have proven traffic ticket systems faulty for four decades [UPDATE]

Vanity license plates have proven traffic ticket systems faulty for four decades [UPDATE]

A user by the name of "Droogie" (Joseph Tartaro) decided he'd be clever and register a custom license plate with the word NULL. That means blank, empty, the end - it's not a word you hear people use all that often other than to say "null and void" - which, incidentally, was part of Tartaro's plan. He'd intended on getting 2 custom plates, one for himself, the other for his wife, one that said NULL, the other VOID.

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Google Area 120 creates a Game Builder that feels like a game itself

Google Area 120 creates a Game Builder that feels like a game itself

Anyone who has played a video game may have had one or both of two thoughts. Either they think they can do one better or they get inspired to create their own. Unfortunately, many of those ideas remain just that, ideas, because of the high entry to barrier in game development. Even game engines like Unity have a steep learning curve, especially for those starting completely from scratch. Google's skunkworks arm Area 120 is rising to the challenge with Game Builder, a prototype "multiplayer" game maker that requires no previous knowledge at all.

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ASUS now supporting 3rd-party Android OS developers with free devices

ASUS now supporting 3rd-party Android OS developers with free devices

ASUS just send their new ZenFone 6 smartphone to a number of 3rd-party developers on non-Google versions of Android. It's apparent that ASUS contacted the developer-centric XDA Developers Forum at some point this year, and this week they've announced a the collection of developers with which they've worked. As it were, the folks at XDA seem to have done the selecting - but the list shows a who's who for users who've not kept up with the whole rooting/modifying Android smartphone community over the last several years.

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Apple’s new App Store charm offensive shows how big the stakes are

Apple’s new App Store charm offensive shows how big the stakes are

With less than a week until WWDC, and following a Supreme Court ruling giving the green light to App Store antitrust lawsuits, Apple is bringing out the big guns in its defense of the download store and its approvals policies. A new post about how the App Store works - and why it's at its best the way it is now - has been added to Apple's site, contesting allegations that the walled garden is bad for consumers and developers alike.

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Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google sent Stadia development kits to more than 100 game studios

Google took the wraps off its anticipated video game streaming platform today, unveiling Stadia at the Game Developers Conference. The company has laid out the details for both future players and developers, stating that it will be working on building games exclusively for its new platform via its new Stadia Games and Entertainment division. The company has already started working with third-party developers, as well, and has sent out dozens of development kits.

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