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Xbox Live is going free this weekend for everyone

Xbox Live is going free this weekend for everyone

On PS4, a PlayStation Plus membership is required to access the online features of the beta , and approximately 23 GB is noted as the minimum save file size. Okay, technically some folks got early access on October 4th, but the beta is now open to all players. During the multiplayer beta , players can try the Arcade Challenges with AI opponents, try the Galactic Assault mode in various maps and team up with friends in Starfighter Assault .



HP Ditches Windows Phones, Microsoft "Less Focused" On Mobile

HP's EMEA head Nick Lazaridis was speaking to The Register at the Canalys Channels Forum in Venice where he mentioned that HP had to drop its plans for expanding the Elite x3 ecosystem because Microsoft "decided on a change in strategy".


Echo devices now have more calling abilities in the US, Canada, Mexico

Echo devices now have more calling abilities in the US, Canada, Mexico

This simple set-up works with a variety of ZigBee products from leading brands such as Philips Hue, Hive and more. With its built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easy. Specifically, that you can now view live video feeds from Alexa-enabled cameras. Then there's also the issue of showing mediocre 1080p footage on a 55-inch 4K display, but that's another gripe for another time.


Over the moon flight at Changi

Over the moon flight at Changi

This particular moon is named for its importance to farmers who may have relied on the bright moon to bring in the last of the crops. Look up! A stunning harvest full moon has risen in the sky and should be visible each night this weekend.


IPhone 8 Plus devices allegedly split open while charging #splitgate

IPhone 8 Plus devices allegedly split open while charging #splitgate

Apple has another new iPhone model still to come. After five days, when she put the phone on to charge using the original cable, the owner noticed a bulge in the front panel. Apple's iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issues just won't seem to go away. Investors are anxious that pre-orders for the device were well below previous launches.


There's a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X

There's a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X

It's a cool nod to the Xbox One X's codename - Project Scorpio . The image (via Reddit ) clearly shows a miniature Master Chief riding an equally-sized scorpion. Microsoft made available a batch of Xbox One X Scorpio Edition consoles for pre-order and claims to have seen record demand , with buyers reserving more consoles in the first five days than any previous Xbox model.