Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Technology News Malaysia Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:13:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.lowyat.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ico-32x32.png Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net 32 32 106951340 Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Leaks Online ; Includes Fishing and Boat Fights https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196380/fortnite-chapter-2-trailer-leaks-online-includes-fishing-and-boat-fights/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196380/fortnite-chapter-2-trailer-leaks-online-includes-fishing-and-boat-fights/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:13:54 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=196380 Fortnite’s Season 10 ended last Sunday with an event known simply as “The End”. What players didn’t expect was the entire game going down, along with its social media accounts, without any explanation whatsoever. Until now. Thanks to a leak by data miner SkinTrackerCom, we now have an inkling as to what exactly Epic Games […]

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Fortnite’s Season 10 ended last Sunday with an event known simply as “The End”. What players didn’t expect was the entire game going down, along with its social media accounts, without any explanation whatsoever. Until now.

Thanks to a leak by data miner SkinTrackerCom, we now have an inkling as to what exactly Epic Games is planning for Fortnite. The leak, which comes in the form of a YouTube video, indicates that the game will be given a new name: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1.

The trailer shows several new features being added to the game; it’s a sign that Epic Games is trying to turn the franchise into something that is more than just a battle royale shooter title. One new addition shows players gaining experience via fishing, as well as some combat action taking place on boats.

Additionally, the update will enable players to carry their ally on their back, although it isn’t unknown if this will be some sort of class-specific action. This might change how players can be revived by their teammates.

 

On the other hand, it is reported that China is able to preload the update on consoles with a file size of 13GB. Fortnite leaker HYPEX (@HYPEX) posted a screenshot allegedly from Fortnite China. Announcing that the update will officially roll out on 15 October, which is today.

 

(Source: Skin-tracker via CNET, HYPEX, RiftFBR, Polygon // Images: Skin-tracker)

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Spider-Man and Venom Crossover Will Happen, Director Says https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196411/spider-man-and-venom-crossover-will-happen-director-says/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196411/spider-man-and-venom-crossover-will-happen-director-says/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:56:10 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=196411 A lot has been said about the state of Spider-Man on the big screen over the past few months. Two months ago, we reported that Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Disney and Sony had reached a stalemate in their latest negotiations. However, a couple of weeks ago, […]

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A lot has been said about the state of Spider-Man on the big screen over the past few months. Two months ago, we reported that Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Disney and Sony had reached a stalemate in their latest negotiations. However, a couple of weeks ago, Disney and Sony kissed and made up and now Spider-Man, as played by Tom Holland, will continue to be a part of the MCU, at the very least for one more film.

But what about the Spider-Manless Spider-verse that Sony is currently building? It was weird seeing a Venom movie without even a mention of Spider-Man. After all, in the comics Venom’s origin is intrinsically tied to the web-slinger. The financial success of Venom meant that we will be getting a sequel and the universe will continue to expand. But the idea always seemed confusing. What good is a universe built around the Spider-Man Rogues Gallery if Spider-Man himself is absent from it? Well, as it turns out, there are plans in the works for Spidey and Venom to collide down the line.

In an interview with Fandom, Venom helmer Ruben Fleischer had this to say:

“That’s where it’s all going to lead. And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom 
 in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other.”

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Tom Hardy as Venom

While it’s still unclear how exactly the universes are going to collide, the idea is still mighty exciting. However, do note that Fleischer’s words aren’t confirmation of any sort, especially since he isn’t directing Venom 2 — Andy Serkis has taken over the captain’s chair. Also, with Sony’s renewed deal with the Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige once again serving as the creative head of at least one more solo Spidey movie, it’s unlikely that a crossover happens anytime soon.

That said, Kevin Feige previously teased the possibility of Spider-Man appearing in the Venom-verse as well. In an interview with Variety, he said:

“(Spider-Man) happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

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Vivo Nex 3 5G To Be Priced At RM3899 In Malaysia According To Local Retailer (Updated) https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196394/vivo-nex-3-5g-rm3899-in-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196394/vivo-nex-3-5g-rm3899-in-malaysia/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:05:56 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=196394 UPDATE (15 October / 2:17 PM): Vivo Malaysia has since followed up saying that the Vivo Nex 3 5G will be available for pre-order until 18 October. This can be done offline, or online via its official stores on Lazada, Shopee, as well as its own Vivo Store. While the company doesn’t explicitly say so, […]

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UPDATE (15 October / 2:17 PM):

Vivo Malaysia has since followed up saying that the Vivo Nex 3 5G will be available for pre-order until 18 October. This can be done offline, or online via its official stores on Lazada, Shopee, as well as its own Vivo Store. While the company doesn’t explicitly say so, it implies that the phone will be available on shelves starting 19 October.

ORIGINAL STORY (15 October / 1:05 PM):

The Vivo Nex 3 5G was unveiled globally last month, but back then there was no word on its local price and availability. Vivo Malaysia has since sent out media invitations for the phone’s local launch. A retailer has also unveiled what is likely the price for the phone.

When it appears on our shores, the Vivo Nex 3 holds quite a few distinctions. It will be one of the few phones in the country to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. In addition to that, it will also likely be the first phone with 5G support officially launched in the country.

Other key features include what the company calls Waterfall FullView, which is claimed have 99.6% screen-to-body ratio. That said, the display comes in only at Full HD+ resolution. The 16MP front-facing camera pops up from the top. It also features a vapour chamber cooling system for its innards.

As mentioned earlier, Vivo Malaysia has announced the launch date of the Nex 3 5G, which falls on 17 October. As for its price, local retailer DirectD has pegged it at RM3899. All that’s left is to find out when it will be on shelves, which we’ll know more about later this week.

(Source: DirectD / Facebook)

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NVIDIA Begins Rolling Out GeForce Now For Android; APK Already Available https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196383/nvidia-begins-rolling-out-geforce-now-for-android-apk-already-available/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196383/nvidia-begins-rolling-out-geforce-now-for-android-apk-already-available/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:53:56 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=196383 Remember when NVIDIA said that it was going to bring its GeForce Now game streaming experience to Android? Turns out, the GPU maker has already begun its rollout of the feature to the OS. As of Sunday, the game streaming feature was made officially available, but only for Android users in South Korea. The decision […]

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Remember when NVIDIA said that it was going to bring its GeForce Now game streaming experience to Android? Turns out, the GPU maker has already begun its rollout of the feature to the OS.

As of Sunday, the game streaming feature was made officially available, but only for Android users in South Korea. The decision isn’t all too surprising; as we previously reported, LG U+ is one of NVIDIA’s partners outside of the EU responsible for helping the company roll out its game streaming service.

More importantly, South Korea is a country with one of the world’s best high-speed internet infrastructures. Hence, it would only make sense for it to be one of NVIDIA’s first choice for deployment.

For those of you itching to try out the feature, fret not. While the feature is technically being rolled out in South Korea first, there is already a functioning APK that you can sideload into your phone. While we’ve yet to try it, other sources have reported the feature to be working great, as seen in the video above.

To access GeForce Now for Android, you’ll need to ensure that the device in question is running Android 5.0 or later. While the feature does come with virtual buttons for touchscreen use, we think it would be more efficient to get a Bluetooth-capable gamepad.

(Source: Hot Hardware, The Verge, 9to5Google, XDA)

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Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196377/zoe-kravitz-catwoman-matt-reeves-batman/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/196377/zoe-kravitz-catwoman-matt-reeves-batman/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:20:45 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=196377 Matt Reeves’ The Batman is coming together nicely, at least in terms of casting. About two months ago, it was confirmed that the brilliant helmer of War For the Planet of the Apes had cast Robert Pattinson in the role of Gotham’s Dark Knight. Since then, we’ve been getting plenty of rumours and reports surrounding the casting of […]

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Matt Reeves’ The Batman is coming together nicely, at least in terms of casting. About two months ago, it was confirmed that the brilliant helmer of War For the Planet of the Apes had cast Robert Pattinson in the role of Gotham’s Dark Knight. Since then, we’ve been getting plenty of rumours and reports surrounding the casting of other characters. It’s been reported that Jonah Hill is in talks to play the iconic Batman villain, The Riddler, while Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) is pencilled in as Commissioner Gordon. While those aren’t confirmed yet, we do however have confirmation on who’s going to be playing another Batman villain/anti-hero — Catwoman.

Variety reports that Zoe Kravitz has landed the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman, beating out finalists Zazie Beetz (who interestingly enough starred in another DC film currently in cinemas, Joker) as well as Eiza Gonzalez (Jon Hamm’s girlfriend in Baby Driver). Per Variety:

Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman.

In recent weeks, the role came down to Kravitz, Zazie Beetz of Atlanta, Deadpool 2 and Joker, Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander. Ultimately, Kravitz won out, despite some worry about scheduling issues with Fantastic Beasts.

Zoe Kravitz Catwoman The Batman

Catwoman has been a mainstay in the Batman comics for as long as I can remember. Not only that, the character is so interesting — badass, vicious, intelligent, morally ambiguous and oozes sex appeal — that it has been brought to life on the big screen numerous times. The character has been played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, Anne Hathaway in Christopher Nolan’s grounded and realistic The Dark Knight Rises and Halle Berry in a movie that I wish I could permanently wipe out from my mind.

Zoe Kravitz is an actress of tremendous charisma. While some of the films she’s starred in recently hasn’t been noteworthy (Rough Night, Fantastic Beasts), one only needs to watch HBO’s Big Little Lies to see what she’s actually capable of.  I’m confident that Reeves’ The Batman will be the perfect canvas for her to showcase her ample talent. Kravitz previously voiced Catwoman in The Lego Batman Movie. 

The Batman will begin filming either later this year or early 2020 and is set for a summer 2021 release. 

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