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Fortnite PC Size Shrinks to Under 30GB With Version 14.40 Update, Down From 90GB

Fortnite on PC is now under 30GB in size, down from 90GB, thanks to the optimisations from Epic, the developer of the game. The team shared the development through a tweet on October 21 that mentions version 14.40 has been released. It also mentions that this patch will be larger than regular updates as it brings various optimisations to reduce the overall game size. In the era of games becoming insanely huge (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now takes over 240GB), this comes as great news for PC gamers.

Fortnite, through its official Twitter handle, shared that the version 14.40 update will be live on October 21 and will be 27GB in size. This is larger than previous updates and there is good reason for it. The developers have shared that they have made optimisations to the game that will significantly reduce the total file size on PC. The

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Google Chrome Update for Windows, Mac, Linux Fixes Critical Zero-Day Bug

Google Chrome stable channel users are receiving an update that rings along multiple security fixes. Update v86.0.4240.111 includes a fix for zero-day vulnerability CVE-2020-15999 discovered by a member in Google’s Project Zero team. This new zero-day vulnerability is reported to be a memory bug in the FreeType font rendering library. This was spotted being abused by a threat actor. Chrome users are recommended to install this latest update by going into the Help section.

The tech giant has confirmed via a blog post that it has updated the Chrome stable channel to 86.0.4240.111 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. This update will roll out for all users in the coming week. Chrome users can update to the latest version via the integrated update function inside the browser itself. Hit the three dots on the top right corner of the browser window and select Help > About Google Chrome. Here it

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Google Pixel 5: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Longtime Android user Jack Wallen debates upgrading to the newest Google Pixel phone. Find out his conclusion and why was it such a hard choice.

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I’m just going to say it up front: Google really put me in a pickle with the Pixel 5. I’ve been a fan of the Pixel phones for some time. I started with the Pixel 2 and have upgraded ever since. Pixel 3? Pixel 4? Check and check. I was happy–the Pixel phone was the ideal device to deliver a pure Android experience. The camera was brilliant and Android ran with a speed and ease I hadn’t experienced on any other phone.

My Google Pixel 4 was probably the best phone I’d had to date, minus the battery life. But I spend most of my day at my desk, so battery life was never really a problem for me.

Then

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Best mobile gifts in 2020

If you’re at a loss for what to buy your on-the-go friend or loved one, start with this handy list and let your imagination be inspired.

It’s that holiday time of the year, where people start thinking about those in their orbits and what gifts to give them. For some, the task is simple. For others, however, it might as well be herculean–especially given we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. But don’t worry, if you have trouble finding gifts, TechRepublic has you covered. This time around we’re going to focus on those gifts pertaining to mobility–phones, laptops, and those things that help you while on the go. Hopefully this short list of ideas will jump-start your shopping for the season.





Acer Chromebook Spin 713

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For many, the most logical choice in laptops are Chromebooks because they were built with mobility in mind. ChromeOS is lightning

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Nokia 215 4G, Nokia 225 4G With VoLTE Calling, Wireless FM Radio Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225 4G feature phones have been launched in India. The new Nokia phones support 4G VoLTE calling and come with wireless FM radio. The feature phones also include dedicated function keys and provide up to 24 days of standby time on a single charge. Nokia 225 4G also features a camera at the back to let users capture and share their memories on the go. Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225 4G were originally launched in China earlier this month.

Nokia 215 4G, Nokia 225 4G price in India

Nokia 215 4G price in India has been set at Rs. 2,949, while Nokia 225 4G carries a price tag of Rs. 3,499. Nokia 215 4G comes in Black and Cyan Green colour options. In contrast, the Nokia 225 4G is offered in Black, Classic Blue, and Metallic Sand shades. Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225

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