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New computer games: Underwater survival and steam trains

Build, survive, fight – these are just some of the roles offered by the latest computer games. Here's a look at the latest highlights.

Fans of this anime series should be happy with this new beat 'em up version from Bandai Namco. Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta, Frieza and other heroes are again among the characters in Dragon Ball Fighter Z. — Bandai Namco/dpa

Sharing music, movies, apps: How to save money with group accounts

When you buy a DVD or CD, you tend to share it with family and friends. So why is it that we all tend to have our own separate online streaming accounts?

From music and video streaming to apps and ebooks, there are plenty of subscription offers that can save not just families but also groups of people more than a few dollars a month. — dpa

View image button disappears from Google image search

Google's image search no longer shows users the option to directly view an image from its search results, a handy way to see just a picture from the web without having to visit the entire page where it was originally shown.

Google's image search is no longer showing users the option to directly view an image from its search results, a handy way to see just a picture from the web without having to visit the entire page where it was originally shown. — dpa

Stream videos and surf simultaneously: New Opera browser features

Opera has come up with some handy features that make the latest version of the browser even more pleasant to use.

In version 51 of Opera, user can make a quick return to the top of a web page without scrolling all the way back up with the mouse wheel. Now users can simply click on the tab of the respective page to jump back to the top of the page. — dpa

HomePod test: Great sound, but only inside Apple's walled garden

The HomePod's neat integration into the Apple universe could make it an attractive choice over the Amazon Echo, Google Home or sound systems from Sonos. But this smart speaker only exists within the 'walled garden' of the Apple universe.

The HomePod's neat integration into the Apple universe could make it an attractive choice over the Amazon Echo, Google Home or sound systems from Sonos. But this smart speaker only exists within the 'walled garden' of the Apple universe. — dpa

Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya’s M-Pesa service

Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.

What to watch for in gadgets, deals from the biggest mobile show

Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s biggest conference, begins next week in Barcelona, where more than 100,000 people are set to see the latest smartphones, artificial intelligence devices and autonomous drones exhibited by roughly 2,300 companies.

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ resumed

Samsung resumes the roll-out for the update after suspending it last week.

The latest Android 8.0 Oreo update will be available for all Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users soon. — Reuters

Japanese scientists invent floating ‘firefly’ light

Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.

Olympics: Holograms may help more fans catch the action at Tokyo Games

Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology.

NTT's "Kirari! for Arena", which uses multiple cameras to track the movements of the player and images are transported to devices which show 3D hologram figures in real-time at a different location, displays visual dancers among real ones during the company's exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. — Reuters

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