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Google Pixel 4 leak: astrophotography mode is coming!

You’ll be able to capture ‘even the stars,’ says Google in a leaked marketing video.
The Pixel 4 may allow photography enthusiasts to do something they've never been able to do before with a smartphone camera: astrophotography. A seemingly official marketing video uploaded by Pro Android shows Google's newest smartphone will feature a dedicated mode for taking photos of the night sky. Unfortunately, the ad provides few details about how the new functionality will work other than to promise you'll be able to capture "even the stars." Based on the "hold still" prompt shown in the video, the one detail we can glean is that you won't need a tripod to use to take advantage of the feature.

Working for Microsoft Xbox games flow right to your browser

Microsoftis developingtechnologythat transmitsXbox gamesonPC browsers. if a new report byveteranjournalistBradSamsMicrosoftNeowinis correct.OneBothXboxandXbox 360 gamesaresupposedto workwith the service,which can be accessedthroughInternetExplorerorChrome.


Last year,Microsofthasitusedthe effervescentpower of the cloudto showHalo 4is running on aWindowsPhone, among other devices. Thisbrowser-basedsolution isapparentlythe continuation of thisresearch, as wellas usefor a hugeinfrastructureofMicrosoftAzurecloud.

According toSams,"Xbox 360offeredthe full experience, includingthe dashboardrunsin the browsertoo ...The product, as itisright now,has theXboxbrand andworksoutside the wallsofMicrosoft."

Another source saidSamsexperiencewill provide60 framesper second, which is more than Ican sayfor mostXbox360 andXboxOnegames.


The fact thatMicrosoftis entering thestreamingspaceisnot a big surprise. OnLivehasbroadcastgameson multiple platformsfor years,Steamnow allowshomestreamingPC games,N…

Slender: The arrival set to launch on Xbox 360, PS3 Soon

If you enjoyedSlender: The arrivalinPC,thehorror gameBlueIsleStudiosbased onSlenderParsecProductions, then you're probably notasexcited to know thatthe game is setto arrive on theXbox360 andPS3on 23September24th. Still,if you havea PC thatcan run thegame, you areprobably veryexcited.

A press releaseapparentlyseepedbetweenMidnightCity,the newindependent publisherthat focuseson smalland mid-budget indiegames, offering the opportunity to get theirgamesto the public.They have alsobeen behindrecenttitles likeKrautscape.

I like whatMidnightCityisaiming to makewithinthe gaming industryand it isgood to see apublisherputand pickstocks withpotentialsleeper-hit and take themhome consolesstate.

Asdiscovered byHardcoreGamer, therelease date forSlender: The arrivaldid not come alone. A newtrailerwas also reduced, which can be checkedbelow.


Thegame will takeon a completely newstory based onthe creativework of theteam behindMarbleHornets. The gamewill havelevels, newstory elementsand all thehorrorof…

Xbox One launch day hardware issues abound, but fortunately no sign of the red ring of death yet

After the absurd and complicated roller coaster ride of the Xbox 180 pre-launch debacle, the Xbox One is finally finding its way into the living rooms of consumers.  While many users are happily channel surfing and playing with their Xbox Ones, some users are hitting major issues. From faulty Blu-ray drives to unexplained buzzing to iPhone-like scuffs, the Xbox One launch is far from perfect. Hopefully, these failures don’t turn out to be an issue on par with the Xbox 360′s now-infamous red ring of death.

By far, the Xbox One’s most obnoxious day-one issue is the broken Blu-ray drives shipped to a number of consumers. When a disc is inserted, you’re not greeted with a nice loading screen or even a sad-faced error message. Instead, all you get is a shrill clicking noise announcing to the world that your shiny new console is broken. It’s almost as if the drive itself is mocking you, really.



Not to be outdone, this video shows an Xbox One making an eery buzzing noise without …

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed by Nullsoft. We have also learned that AOL has been planning to announce the closure of Shoutcast next week.
AOL has declined to comment for this story, and we are still waiting to hear back from Microsoft with a response. From what we understand, the deal is not yet finalized, with AOL and Microsoft still working out the price. It could also be very wishful thinking from those intent on trying to save both services.
AOL did not give any guidance yesterday on what would happen with Shoutcast.

If this is correct, it would represent an interesting, and strange, twist in the story.

On t…