Pure Farming 2018 gets better visuals, new vehicles, and free goats on PC

Buckle up, farmer, there’s a storm brewing on the horizon.

Farming simulators are sleeper hit games — low profile, but somehow widely popular. Today, Techland Publishing and developer Ice Flames released a new patch for Pure Farming 2018 on PC. Update 1.1.5 addresses more than 130 bugs and brings over seventy gameplay features. The content should come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon from what we understand.


Egyptian shooter 'Immortal Redneck' achieves 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X

Immortal Redneck looks better than ever on Xbox One X.

Immortal Redneck is a first-person shooter set in Egypt with “rogue-lite” elements. This means that the game mixes old-school shooter action with permanent death and permanent upgrade mechanics. Frantic gameplay, twitch controls, and an arcade feel meet randomly-generated dungeons, an expansive skill tree, and various character classes in this thrilling game.


Microsoft begins rolling out the Windows 10 April Update

The Windows 10 April Update is now available to download!

Microsoft has today began rolling out the Windows 10 April Update for select devices via Windows Update, and has also made available an upgrade tool for those that don’t want to wait for the update to show up automatically. The April Update has been in development since last year, and is packing lots of new features and changes to enjoy.

If you’re a Windows 10 user who can’t wait for the upcoming April Update to reach you via Windows Update, Microsoft is now allowing users to download the update manually via the Windows 10 April Update upgrade tool. The tool is now available on Microsoft’s website, and you can download the tool directly from here.

You can now also download an ISO via the Windows Media Creation Tool, which will come in handy if you’re planning to upgrade or clean install the April Update on a number of different PCs. Those waiting for Windows Update might be waiting a while, as Microsoft likes to roll out the updates in waves, meaning you might not get it for a couple of months yet.

Make sure you check out our Windows 10 April Update written review for a rundown of all the noteworthy new changes coming in this release!


Windows 10 April 2018 Update common problems and fixes

If you’re having problems upgrading to the April 2018 Update, in this guide, we’ll highlight the most common issues and the steps to resolve them.

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) has finally arrived, and it’s rolling out worldwide as a free update for compatible desktops, laptops, and tablets. The new version is the fifth major refresh that Microsoft is releasing (the first of two updates coming out this year), and it delivers a new set of features and changes to improve productivity, performance, and security.

However, a new release also means new potential problems because feature updates are not the same as those quality updates you get every month. Instead, every new release of Windows 10 goes through significant code restructuring which can introduce compatibility issues as well as bugs that can negatively impact the experience.

Alongside the issues that may appear as a result of the new version, you may also come across problems that aren’t necessarily problems with the new feature update. Sometimes, an installation could fail because of outdated drivers, conflicts with programs, and configurations you may have applied that will prevent installing the new version.


How to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update while still getting updates

If you’re not ready to start using the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, there are a few ways to delay the new version temporarily.

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) is scheduled to arrive on April 30, and during the next several months the Microsoft servers will be busier than usual delivering the new major update to millions of compatible devices.

The update will be slowly rolled out, initially targeting newer devices and then slowly expanding to older and untested Windows computers. This is to ensure a smooth rollout, and to take care of any showstopper bugs before they reach too many PCs. If you’re not ready to deal with a major update, or just want to wait for a while, there are a few ways to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update while still receiving maintenance updates.


Cliff Bleszinski wants to bring battle royale 'Radical Heights' to Xbox One

Radical Heights would be a good fit in Xbox Game Preview.

Ever since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gained popularity, games like Fortnite quickly adopted the “Battle Royale” genre. Now there are numerous such titles out there, with Cliff Bleszinski’s “Radical Heights” being the latest entry in an increasingly crowded market.


Olympic games to make room for esports, Vodafone wants to encourage more women

Professional gamers could soon take to the stage at an Olympic games event.

It has been a fairly quiet week in the realm of esports, but we could be seeing the foundations of what may become esports as part of the Olympic games. It makes sense for the electronic sport to make the rounds with recognized disciplines.


T-Mobile and Sprint are merging for $26.5 billion: Here are the details

T-Mobile and Sprint are coming together in a huge mega-merger that’s all about 5G.

The rumors and speculation swirling for years are fomenting into a dust cloud of money. T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and fourth-largest carriers in the U.S., respectively, are poised to form a single entity in a $26.5 billion merger that would put the united company in a close third position behind AT&T with just over 70 million postpaid subscribers.

The companies announced the deal mid-day Sunday with a slick webpage called All for 5G, highlighting the ways in which the merged corporation will focus on next-generation wireless technologies more effectively against the competition.

Should the deal be approved by U.S. regulators — a tall order in an environment that has discouraged M&A between intra-industry entities — the New T-Mobile, as the companies are referring to it — T-Mobile’s parent company, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, would own a 42% stake and seat nine board members, while Sprint’s parent Softbank would have a 27% stake and four board members.

According to Bloomberg, which broke the story, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will have a seat on the board.;(function(){(new Image()).src=’https://www.mintsim.com/mn/1×1.gif?tid=mobilenations&subid=UUwpUdUnU55653&cb=’+(Math.floor(Math.random()*1000000));}());


The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and other fitness trackers are on sale for all-new low prices today

Choose the right color and size for you.

The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and fitness tracker is down to $249.95 on Amazon. This is its lowest price ever and its first time dropping below $270.

There are several other Fitbit activity trackers on sale today, as well. Get the Alta or the Charge 2 on sale in a variety of configurations, colors, and sizes. You can find all these prices directly from Fitbit as well.

Read all about the Fitbit Ionic in this iMore review that said it beats the more expensive Apple Watch in a number of ways, including battery life. Our own executive editor of Windows Central Daniel Rubino also praised the Ionic in his revew.

The Ionic has built-in GPS, heart-rate tracking, and fitness tracking. It can track your runs, swims, rides, workouts, and sleep with the four day battery life. You can use all that tech to create personalized workouts with step-by-step coaching. It can also store and play more than 300 songs and download playlists from music streaming sites like Pandora. The built-in NFC chip means you can pay on the go as well.

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This AmazonBasics nano Bluetooth speaker gives you six hours of music for $8

Tiny but powerful.

This yellow AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth speaker is down to $7.89. It normally sells for $15, so this deal is almost half off its regular price. It has never gone lower than $12 before. Blue is also on sale for $8.03. Both speakers are fluctuating up and down in price but anything under $10 is a steal.

This is a tiny, portable, speaker with a silicon handle. You can carry it or hang it. It has a Bluetooth range of 30 feet and works with any Bluetooth device from any platform. The battery will provide up to six hours of playback. The design is splash-resistant. It also has a built-in mic so you can use it to answer the phone. Users give it 4 stars based on 629 reviews.

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