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MediaTek will release the first gaming chip

MediaTek published in the Chinese social network Weibo a poster with a reference to the not yet announced Helio G90 chip for gaming smartphones.

Presumably, the G90 is an enhanced version of the P90 chip, which consists of a processor with two Cortex-A75 cores (2.2 GHz) and six A55 cores (2.0 GHz), as well as an Imagination PowerVR GM9446 graphics processor (970 MHz).

Probably, MediaTek G90 will receive Mali-G76 or G77 graphic cores from ARM, or GPU from the new line of Imagination Furian.

Other information about the new product yet.

MediaTek hinted at the release of the G90 literally a day after Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 855 Plus, in which the manufacturer improved the graphics capabilities for demanding games, as well as AR and VR.

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Study: social networks cause depression in adolescents, but video games do not

Employees of the University of Montreal summed up the four-year study, which was attended by 3,826 teens. They wanted to know if the gadget craze was contributing to the symptoms of depression. It turned out that social networking and watching TV can really have an impact, but video games are not.

The study showed that every hour of using social networks increases the severity of depressive symptoms over the next four years by 0.64 points, and watching TV – by 0.69 points (on a scale from 0 to 28). Video games have no such effect on the psyche.

The average age of the subjects was 12.7 years. The presence of symptoms, the researchers checked on a special questionnaire. Additionally, the level of physical activity of the subjects was assessed.

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In Pokémon Go for the first time will change the combat mechanics

In the popular game Pokémon Go from Niantic, based on the famous animated series, for the first time since the launch, the mechanics of the Pokémon battles will change significantly. Now players activate Charged Attack with quick tapes on the screen. This movement will be replaced by swipe. Fighting system will more resemble Fruit Ninja.

Among other changes is the Pokemon analysis system. The appearance of the attack, defense and HP (hit points) indicators will change – they will be shown in the form of filled scales. You can switch between pets by swiping right in the evaluation menu. You can also call a digital assistant to get feedback about the prospects of a Pokemon in battles.

While the update has been released only in the USA, it will appear in other regions in the coming days.

Pokémon Go did …


Call of Duty: Black Ops III released for macOS

Yesterday, game developer Aspyr announced the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Mac with a 64-bit operating system and Metal support.

All Mac Ops III content, which was previously available only to Windows users in the Steam store, is now open to Mac players;

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack (worth 599 rubles): includes a limited version of the game for several players;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition (worth 1,999 rubles): includes a full base game and additional Zombies Chronicles content with eight classic maps for the Zombie mode, adapted for high resolution;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Deluxe Edition (worth 3,499 rubles): includes the full base game, the Season Pass, and additional Zombies Chronicles content.

The first-ever first-person shooter Black Ops III was released in November 2015 …


Nintendo officially announced Switch Lite

Rumors about the new version of the Nintendo Switch went long ago: fans were waiting for a more powerful and more affordable option. On July 10, the announcement of the new Switch – Lite took place in Nintendo social networks.

According to the manufacturer, Switch Lite is designed to find the game: the console has become lighter, the screen has decreased, but retained the resolution of 720p.

Connecting to the TV will not work anymore, Joycon, HD-vibration and infrared have also disappeared. The controllers are integrated into the console, and the buttons have changed a bit: for example, the D-Pad has returned to its classic configuration.

Joystick from the flagship console can be connected to Lite – for games that support local multiplayer. Library games consoles in common.

The new console is made of matte plastic and will be available …


Twitter ported iOS app on Mac

At the conference for developers WWDC 2019, Apple introduced Project Catalyst – a tool for porting applications from iPad to Mac. Twitter was one of the first to use this tool.

Recall that in February 2018, Twitter stopped supporting the official Mac client due to bugs in the application. Now he is back. The developers have added some new features specifically for the desktop OS.

Project Catalyst is a promising innovation: to port an iOS application to a Mac, just tick the appropriate box when compiling into Xcode. This means that in the near future in the Mac App Store will be a lot of applications and games, previously available only for the mobile platform.

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The public beta of macOS Catalina has been released. actualapple.com Review

On June 24, Apple released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, which was presented at a conference for WWDC developers. We talk about the main innovations.

More developer opportunities

A very important, albeit inconspicuous for ordinary users, Xcode received the update. In its 11th version, it became possible to visually preview a selected section of code. The editor received the support of the intelligent assistant, SwiftUI. In addition, it has new tools for rapid prototyping and visualization of the interface on various devices, also Catalyst, which allows porting applications created for iPad to Mac.

For example, thanks to Catalyst, the release of Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends game, which Apple has already announced, has become possible.

New Augmented Reality Tools on Mac

Another new developer tool is an application for creating worlds in augmented reality Reality Composer.

Reality Composer creates …


Netflix fears the competition with Fortnite more than Apple c

Netflix published a report on financial indicators for the year 2018, which commented on the competition from other streaming services and Fortnite.

In 2018, the revenue of Netflix was 15.8 billion dollars, 4.1 billion more than in 2017. The number of subscribers grew by 22.9 million to 88,77 million.

Netflix is not afraid of competition from Hulu, because this is a streaming service, the average viewing time is less than YouTube. In addition, Hulu is available only in the United …


Video: New basketball sneakers Adapt Nike BB can be controlled using your iPhone

Nike introduced basketball sneakers Adapt BB with an advanced lacing system that can be controlled with your smartphone.

The hallmark of the Adapt BB, which Nike calls “the most advanced solution to date”, is that to manage the laces as you can manually using the physical buttons on the shoes and using the application on the smartphone.

When a basketball player wears them Adapt BB embedded in them are of irregular motor with trained mechanisms measures the voltage needed by the …


Legendary Golden Axe II by Sega will be released on iOS

The company Sega announced the preparation of a cult Golden Axe II for iOS devices. The game may appear in the App Store in the first half of 2019.

Legendary Golden Axe II from the nineties will be available for users of iOS devices already in 2019. This was reported by representatives of Sega. The official Twitter account of the company were also published as a teaser for future games.

Golden Axe II was released in 1991 and immediately became a hit. For the first time the rumors …