The Orion app, created by Lux, allows users to transform their iPad screen into an HDMI monitor, enabling them to connect various devices, including gaming consoles and DVD players. Gaming 

Transform Your iPad Into A HDMI Monitor With This App – Connect Gaming Consoles & More

Lux has launched a new app called “Orion” that allows users to turn their iPad display into an HDMI display and connect technically anything – whether it’s a games console, a laptop or even something like VHS. In particular, Lux is also the developer of the Halide camera app for the iPhone. Lux says they made Orion “scratch a few itches.” The app lets you connect your camera and use your iPad to get a better view of what you’re shooting – acting as a viewfinder. In addition, the app…

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Plans for an Xbox Series X console without a disc drive have been found in the documentary evidence from Microsoft's recent legal battle with the FTC. Here's what we know. Gaming 

Leaked Details of Microsoft’s Disc-Free Xbox Series X and New Controller Revealed

It’s been almost three years since the release of the Xbox Series X/S consoles, and as we slowly approach the console’s mid-life, new plans have surfaced in the release for an alleged disc drive-less Xbox Series X console. documentary evidence from Microsoft’s recent legal battle with the FTC. As spotted by The Verge, the new console looks like a cylindrical version of the currently-outgoing Xbox Series X, but without a disc drive—which is essentially a digital version of the Xbox Series X—and 2TB of storage instead of 1TB, but the…

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Jio AirFiber is scheduled to launch on September 19. (JIO) Gaming 

Relaunch of Jio AirFiber: Enjoy Super-Fast Streaming and Gaming on September 19

During the 2023 Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the chief of Reliance Industries, announced that Jio AirFiber, a high-speed wireless internet service designed for homes and offices, will be launched on September 19. This service will enable users to enjoy seamless video calls, play online games, and stream HD videos with exceptional speed. Jio AirFiber Price and Features Jio AirFiber is expected to be priced around Rs. 6,000. It might be a bit more expensive than regular internet as it comes with a portable device. Jio AirFiber vs Jio Fiber…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, September 14. (Pixabay) Gaming 

5 Recent AI Developments You Should Know About: AI Microscope, Generative AI in Gaming and More

In today’s AI roundup, IIT Bombay has introduced an AI-driven microscope for malaria diagnosis at a district hospital in Malkangiri, Odisha. According to a study by Bain & Company, generative AI is expected to have a major impact on over 50 percent of video game development within the next 5-10 years. Additionally, Guide to Europe has unveiled its travel planner powered by generative AI. 1. Artificial intelligence powered microscope for malaria detection installed in Odisha’s Malkangiri PTI reported on Thursday that the first artificial intelligence-powered microscope has been installed at…

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Bethesda has acknowledged some of the widely reported shortcomings of Starfield and has stated that the publisher is working on bringing highly-requested features in the near future. Gaming 

Starfield To Get Popular NVIDIA DLSS, Brightness Slider Enhancements Soon

Xbox and Bethesda launched their space exploration RPG Starfield earlier this month. The game received mostly positive reviews, but some publications and gamers criticized its lack of key features such as brightness and contrast sliders, DLSS support for PC, and HDR calibration. The developers have since acknowledged these flaws and announced that they will be added to the game in future updates. “Initially, our priority is to ensure that any major blocking bugs or stability issues are fixed, and we’ll add quality-of-life features that many have requested,” Bethesda said. So…

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A cosplayer is seen at the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, known as ChinaJoy, which has been held for 20 years, in Shanghai on July 28, 2023. (AFP) Gaming 

Game Developers Push for Unionization Amid Growing Digital Entertainment Industry

As the demand for content continues to soar, the often overlooked individuals responsible for bringing movie superheroes to life and creating the iconic sounds of lightsabers are increasingly seeking support from labor unions. These individuals, who perform crucial behind-the-scenes work, are finding that their once dream-like jobs have transformed into exhausting and demanding routines. The unionization trend that started last year with an independent game studio is gaining momentum as video streaming services compete for subscribers and video game makers try to keep players engaged. The latest moves come from…

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Season two of “Welcome to Wrexham,” “Barbie” can be bought for $30 and Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon return for season three of “The Morning Show.” (REUTERS) Gaming 

This Week’s Must-Watch Streams: ‘Barbie,’ Dan & Shay, ‘The Morning Show’ and ‘Welcome to Wrexham’

Coming soon to your device, you can expect a variety of entertainment options including music from Dan & Shay and Vic Mensa, as well as a unique Hulu series called “The Other Black Girl” that takes place in the publishing industry. These offerings span across television, movies, music, and games. Among the deals selected by Associated Press entertainment reporters are a cheery second season of “Welcome to Wrexham,” a $30 “Barbie” and the return of Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for a third season of “The Morning Show.” .” NEW…

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Donald Mustard, the Chief Creative Officer at Epic Games, is retiring and leaving the company this month after being an instrumental part of making the popular battle royale shooter Fortnite into what it is today. Gaming 

Donald Mustard Departs Epic Games After Creating Fortnite

Donald Mustard, creative director of Epic Games, is retiring and leaving the company this month after being a major part of the popular battle royale shooter Fortnite as it is today. “I’ve enjoyed nearly 25 years in the gaming industry working with some of the most talented people ever, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished together,” Mustard said on X (formerly Twitter). Mustard specifically created CHAIR – where he and his team made the Undertow, Shadow Complex and Infinity Blade trilogy. CHAIR was later acquired by Epic Games…

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Roblox will also make its app fully available on Meta's Quest mixed reality devices this month after rolling out a test version in July. (REUTERS) Gaming 

Roblox to Launch on PlayStation and Introduce Artificial Intelligence-Powered World-Building Tools

In October, Roblox, a gaming company, intends to introduce its immersive digital worlds platform on Sony’s PlayStation devices. This move will grant them access to the vast user base of the world’s most popular gaming consoles, which amounts to hundreds of millions of people. Roblox is also making its app fully available for Meta’s Quest mixed devices this month, after releasing a beta version in July. This version was downloaded over a million times in five days, the company said in a blog post. The expansion is part of a…

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The next-gen console is expected to arrive in 2024. Gaming 

Nintendo Expected to Demonstrate Switch 2’s Ray-Tracing and DLSS Features to Developers

Despite its age, the Nintendo Switch still has a promising lineup of games scheduled for release until 2024, such as Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Detective Pikachu Returns, and potentially Metroid Prime 4. However, acknowledging the console’s aging status, Nintendo is preparing for the future by showcasing tech demos of its next-generation system to developers during a private event at Gamescom last month. One of the Switch 2 demos was an enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That’s according to Eurogamer , who note that this…

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From iPhone 15 Pro price, and Aditya-L1 selfie to YouTube gaming, know the biggest stories from the world of technology today. (Representative Image) (Unsplash) Gaming 

Tech Roundup: iPhone 15 Prices Revealed, ISRO Shares Aditya-L1 Photo, YouTube Gaming, and More

Today’s tech briefing was filled with exciting developments in the world of technology. A recent online leak has provided potential pricing information for the iPhone 15 series, suggesting that the Pro models may experience a price increase. Additionally, the official X account of ISRO shared a selfie captured by the camera aboard the Aditya-L1 solar mission, currently en route to the Lagrange 1 (L1) point between the Sun and Earth. This milestone allowed the space agency to successfully test the spacecraft’s cameras. Stay tuned for more updates in today’s tech…

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In this interview with Danny Tang, CFO and co-founder of VSPO, we discuss the new 'creator economy,' where she sees esports in a decade and the potential role of STEM degrees in the overarching narrative. Gaming 

VSPO CFO Danny Tang Highlights Generative AI’s Role in Streamlining Gaming Access

As investments in eSports and gaming increase, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia, the industry as a whole is changing how things work. In addition to seeing the “creative economy” shaping a new story for the world, we are also witnessing women taking leadership roles, artificial intelligence being used to develop games, and the foundation for the “next sport” of esports. One such player serving esports creators and organizing esports tournaments is VSPO. The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly bought a $265 million stake in the Tencent-backed company. During the…

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We spoke to Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale Games, about the anticipated release of The Wolf Among Us 2, the challenges and differences in game development between Unreal Engine 5 and Unreal Engine 4, and the burning question surrounding subscription models like Xbox GamePass and Sony's PS Plus. Gaming 

Telltale CEO Jamie Ottilie Declares Premium Mobile Games Unprofitable

Over the years, story-driven episodic games like The Walking Dead series, “The Wolf Among Us” and even names like the “Life is Strange series” have grown in popularity. This rise is due to their unique approach to storytelling and character development – offering a fresh style of play tailored to players looking for an experience where their choices have a significant impact on the overarching story. Recently, at the Next World Forum organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, Shaurya Sharma of ReturnByte Tech spoke with Jamie Ottilie, CEO of game…

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The company launched Aria AI with Opera One a few months ago. Gaming 

Opera’s Gaming Browser Equipped with Artificial Intelligence ‘Assistant’

Opera has released an updated version of its browser for gamers, incorporating the same generative AI capabilities that were introduced with its One browser. The company initially introduced its Aria AI with the One browser in June, and later extended it to its Android browser. However, the GX browser for gamers did not have AI capabilities until now. With the latest update, GX users now have the option to utilize Aria’s features by enabling “Early Bird” in settings and activating “Aria Extension” and “Aria Command Line”. Additionally, users will need…

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YouTube's New Gaming Feature 'Playables' is allowing a select number of users to play games directly on the platform. (Pexels) Gaming 

YouTube Launches Interactive Gaming Experience ‘Playables’

Google-owned YouTube is venturing back into the gaming realm with a new feature called “Playables.” This comes after the discontinuation of its Stadia gaming service in January 2023. “Playables” are games that can be played directly on YouTube, whether using a computer or a mobile device. Google is currently testing this feature with a select group of users, who will find a dedicated section for these games on YouTube’s main page accessible on both computers and phones. The potential expansion of this feature to a wider audience remains uncertain. Nevertheless,…

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It's only available for select participants at the moment. Gaming 

YouTube Testing Miniature Games on Desktop and Mobile Devices

YouTube is introducing a new feature within its app that allows users to play short games, expanding the range of interactive options available on the widely-used video platform. However, it is important to note that this is not a comprehensive cloud-gaming experience; rather, it can be likened to having a Miniclip-like gaming platform integrated within the social video site. This is an experimental offer and as such only available to selected participants or beta testers. How do you know if you’ve been selected? Open YouTube and look for the “Playables”…

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The developers already shoved all of their big gameplay ideas into the base game. Gaming 

Nintendo Not Developing Expansion for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

According to certain calculations, it requires approximately 235 hours to fully experience all aspects of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. A few individuals have already accomplished this feat and are craving additional content. However, unlike Breath of the Wild, Nintendo is unlikely to release a significant expansion for this game. “There are no plans for additional content,” Tears of the Kingdom producer Eiji Aonuma told Famitsu. The reason for this, as Automaton points out, is because the developers believe they’ve already pushed all of their major gameplay…

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In this interview, we talk to HRH Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Arabia esports Federation about his thoughts on esports painting a new narrative for the ‘creator economy,’ and if India and Saudi Arabia can collaborate in the realm of esports. Gaming 

Prince Faisal Highlights Potential for India-Saudi Esports Collaboration

Esports and gaming in general have become an integral part of the Saudi Arabian government’s drive to diversify the country’s dependence on oil. Now thanks to the growing investment in the industry – events like Gamers8 are possible – where eSports professionals from around the world compete on an international level for several titles for big prize pools. We had the opportunity to interview His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Arabian esports Federation on how this Gamers8 season went, what he thinks about…

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Attorneys general and consumers from 37 states alleged that Google held an unfair monopoly on Android devices. Gaming 

US Antitrust Investigation of Google’s Play Store Dominance Concludes with Tentative Settlement

Google has reached a preliminary agreement with a group of attorneys general who filed a lawsuit in 2021 accusing the company of abusing its control over Android app distribution through the Google Play store. The officials alleged that Google was using its monopoly power to unlawfully maintain its dominance, citing that 90 percent of app sales occurred through Google Play. Bloomberg has reported that the case has been referred to a judge who, if satisfied, can approve the settlement and dismiss the ongoing legal battle. This is a strategic move…

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It launches initially in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Gaming 

Xbox’s System for Reporting Abusive Voice Chat to be Implemented This Week

Microsoft is preparing to introduce a new feature on Xbox consoles that allows users to report abusive voice content. Initially announced in July, this feature enables gamers to submit any inappropriate comments they encounter while playing multiplayer games. The system records a 60-second clip that is saved on the console, and users have a 24-hour window to file a report. This feature will be included in the September update for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, but it will initially be available only in select English-language markets, including the US,…

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