Welcome to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you are new to this website, this is where we take a look at the week’s technology news stories.
Of course, the big news story of the week goes to Nvidia. Earlier this week, they announced the 20 series of their GeForce graphics cards. In particular, we are talking about the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the GeForce RTX 2080 and the GeForce RTX 2070. For the founder’s edition, they will cost £1099, £749 and £569 directly from Nvidia respectively and will both be released on the 20th of September. You can read my coverage of this announcement right here.
Sticking with gaming news, Fortnite is a popular battle royale shooting game. The Android version has been put into early access for Samsung smartphones but there is a waiting list to get into the game. However, installing it involves downloading an installer from Epic games (the makers of Fortnite), as it’s not available from the Google Play Store. In a posting on Google’s Issue Tracker website, Google has posted a security flaw which allows apps to download and install apps in the background, without your knowledge.
LG’s ThinQ line of Smart TVs have been available for a while. They now have support for Google Assistant here in the UK, Australia and Canada. However, the Google Assistant feature will also be coming to France, Germany, South Korea and Spain at the end of 2018.
The Nintendo Switch now has a lot of third-party titles (like Dark Souls Remastered and Crash Bandidcoot: N-sane Trilogy to name a few). However it’s also getting some more apps. InkyPen is an app that will let you read Comic books. For $7.99 a month (or the “local equivalent” for your country) you will get access to InkyPen’s full collection of comic books. InkyPen will be available on Nintedo Switch in November of 2018.
I also want to let you all know that I will also have a review of Burnout Paradise Remastered coming soon. It’s a racing game that came out in 2009 but has made a comback with some extra content for those of you on PC. Is it worth buying? Find out soon!
That’s going to do it for this week’s roundup. What were your favourite stories?