FACEBOOK and Instagram, giants of the social networking world, have announced they will introduce a tool that limits how much time people spend on their sites. Here's everything you need to know about the new feature. How the time limit tool works There are actually three new functions but all help people spend less time on the sites. They are: an activity dashboard so you can check your daily times as well as your average time a reminder alert that pops up when you hit your self-imposed time limit (but it doesn't prevent you from continuing to use it) an option to mute your notifications for a set period of time How to find the new tools Go to the settings page on either app and select either Your Time on Facebook or Your Activity. At the top is a dashboard showing average time spent on the app you are using. Underneath is the option to set up a daily reminder that will send an alert when you have reached the time you have allowed yourself. What do the critics say? There have been … [Read more...] about How to use Facebook and Instagram’s new time limit tool to cap your social media use
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Sea of Thieves' second time-limited event, Gunpowder Skeletons, does exactly what it says on the tin.Rare's swashbuckling pirate simulator has added skeleton enemies which carry gunpowder kegs. Naturally, you'll want to stop the buggers before they can get too close and blow up.Blow them up first and you'll gain renown from the Bilge Rats - Sea of Thieves' new faction who look after the game's time-limited events. Like the last event, which saw you tracking down Skeleton Thrones, you'll gain Doubloons for your trouble which you can then use to buy limited edition outfit items or trade in for reputation with the game's permanent factions.The Skeleton Thrones themselves, by the way, will remain a permanent part of the game's world - as will the player-earned titles for finding them - but the associated time-limited outfits have now been put back into storage. Other changes live in today's patch include a variety of gunpowder keg improvements. You can now set a five second fuse for your … [Read more...] about Sea of Thieves’ new time-limited event adds exploding skeletons
WE'VE all sent a message we've regretted and wished we could turn back time. WhatsApp has been letting users "unsend" messages since October 2017 but now it is believed the app will extend the grace period from seven minutes to over an hour. What is the "unsend" feature? It used to be the case that sending a WhatsApp message was final – no take-backs. But in a bid to keep up with rival services, WhatsApp began offering an "unsend" feature that lets you delete a message for everyone. There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to unsend a message: maybe you've drunk-texted an ex, or mistakenly called your boss something unpleasant in the work chat. There's been no official announcement, but tech site WABetaInfo dug into the latest beta app update for WhatsApp and uncovered the change. How to "unsend" a WhatsApp message? So if you've sent a risky text or made a mistake the feature can save you a lot of embarrassment or explaining. All you have to do to delete a message is … [Read more...] about How to unsend WhatsApp messages and what’s the time limit on ‘Delete for Everyone’?
Antigraviator, we said in our March preview, is "a beautiful and overwhelmingly fast sci-fi racer" in the spirit of games like F-Zero and Wipeout. It was expected at the time to be out sometime this summer, and so it will be: Publisher Iceberg Interactive announced today that it will come off the line on June 6. The game features four unique sci-fi worlds with three tracks each, customizable ships, and the usual array of power-ups, boosters, traps and weapons to use against your rival racers. A single-player campaign offers unlockable parts, ships, and skins, and multiplayer is supported via online racing and split-screen local action for up to four players. The soundtrack is pretty pumping too, if you like that sort of thing. But the speed is the thing, because there's literally no speed limit: You can go as fast as you can go. "The player has unlimited speed at their disposal," Iceberg said. "The only limit being their skill and ability to avoid walls and … [Read more...] about Antigraviator, the Wipeout-style racing game with no speed limit, launches in June
The intriguing-sounding "Discovery Tour" mode for Assassin's Creed: Origins is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As announced previously, this is an educational tool of sorts that lets you experience Origins' Ancient Egypt without any combat or danger.The "Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt," as it's officially called, is free for people who already own Origins; it's available from the game's main menu. On PC, it's also offered separately in a $20 download on Steam and Ubisoft's own Uplay store.In Discovery Tour, you are free to wander throughout the world at your own pace or try out the mode's 75 "tours" of Ancient Egypt that were created by Ubisoft and history experts. Some of these will focus on things like the Great Pyramids, the mummification process, and Cleopatra's life.Ubisoft says the Discovery Tour is a "unique experience at the intersection of entertainment and learning." Ubisoft's own in-house historian, Maxime Durand, said in a press release that history … [Read more...] about The No-Combat Assassin’s Creed Origins Mode Is Out Now