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" "Huawei announces MediaPad M6 in 8.4" and 10.8" flavors

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The device sits at the top of the Nova 5 series lineup, and is equipped with hardware that packs nearly as much punch as the brand's current P30 series . Thus, it is safe to say the chipset isn't a flagship chipset even though it is said to have floored the Kirin 980, Snapdragon 855 and Helio P90 in AI benchmark test. Read More »

Huawei, HONOR phones set to receive Google’s Android Q update

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The revelation comes hours after Huawei confirmed plans to bring the next-generation Android mobile operating system to a dozen or so of its most popular smartphones, including the Huawei P30 , Huawei P30 Pro , Huawei Mate 20 Pro , Huawei Mate 20 , and Huawei P20 Pro , to name a few. Read More »

Amazon Prime Day date leaked - again

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It's the duration of the sale event most people are interested to know about. In the USA, retailers like NewEgg , Walmart , BestBuy and loads more have historically had their own sales on PC gear - although because Prime Day is still a relatively new concept in Australia, only a handful of local retailers initiated their own parallel sales previous year . Read More »

OnePlus 7 Pro receives OxygenOS 9.5.8 updates while improving usability

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It would be interesting to see how the 90Hz refresh rate of OnePlus 7 Pro would enhance the augmented reality experience. Meanwhile, OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 9.5.8 for the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone . Now, these OnePlus smartphones are added to the Google ARCore supported devices lite. Carl likes to socialize, so you will hear more from him, as he has been appointed to keep the Tech News Watch social media feeds up-to-date. Read More »

We’re now growing little skull horns because of our phones, research finds

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There is some evidence that excessive phone use could be making us narcissistic , and the social media apps that ping from our pockets can be detrimental to our mental health. At most, researchers offered educated guesses that new technology has something to do with the skull horns. Anxious about the effect of phones on your own body? Shahar also told the paper, "These formations take a long time to develop, so that means that those individuals who suffer from them probably have been ... Read More »

Google Drops Pixel Tablets to Focus on Laptops

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Google will not be creating a successor to its Pixel Slate tablet and will focus more on laptop form-factors, according to a report by Computerworld . So, although you might not see any new Google branded devices it will still develop operating software with tablets in mind - for the likes of Samsung, Lenovo etc. Read More »

Apple recalling MacBook Pro laptops

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Apple clearly mentions that the issue only affects select MacBook Pro models that have been sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of select 15-inch MacBook Pros due to a potentially unsafe battery that could overheat. Read More »

Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back

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Riviera Beach has a population of 34,093 residents. Riviera Beach city has made a decision to pay a ransomware fee of 65 BTC to get the city's computer systems back online. Liska said that while most ransomware that finds entry via phishing attacks stops at a single system, Ryuk attempts to propagate across the entire enterprise. Read More »

Vivo to Showcase 120W Ultra Fast Charging at MWC 2019 Shanghai

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Ya, that is insane but what's even more insane is the fact that it will only take 8 minutes to charge the rest of the battery, which means it will charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 13 minutes. The current fastest standard for charging smartphones that is available is Oppo's Super VOOC charging tech which has 50 W output. However, it looks like Vivo is set to beat all these solutions with its 120W Super FlashCharge fast charging solution. Read More »

Google Launches Browser Extension to Let Users Flag 'Deceptive' Sites

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Chrome 75 will now alert its users whenever deceptive websites attempt to trick them "by using a confusing URL". Google is trying to fix this with two new features that are aimed at protecting users from deceptive websites on the internet. "This new warning works by comparing the URL of the page you're now on to URLs of pages you've recently visited". The moves augment a feature called Google Safe Browsing built into Chrome, Android, Gmail and other services created to keep you from opening ... Read More »

No July launch for Samsung Galaxy Fold yet

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Samsung Galaxy Fold changes may be presented soon as the South Korean tech giant has been working on solutions to the problems encountered . The Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone . The Mate X was rumored to be coming after the Galaxy Fold but the wait will now even be longer for Huawei's device, which has a price of $2,600. Read More »

New Leak Reveals Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Screen Dimensions

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While not quite as good as the $350-off deal for the 128GB model a couple of weeks ago, $300-off is still one of the biggest discounts we have seen on Google's most high-end phone . One source of information that has proven to be reliable in the past has now revealed more information about the Google Pixel 4 models. Aside from this, the 64GB Google Pixel 3 XL comes with Android 9.0 and will run smoother than the OS on many other devices. Read More »

Harry Potter Wizards Unite release date coming soon to Android and iOS

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It will be available on Android and iOS. Wizards Unite combines content and characters you know and love from both the original Harry Potter series and the Fantastic Beasts films in a unique Wizarding World experience. Casting spells uses energy, so be sure to stop by Inns found in the Muggle world. Wizards Unite will also have Portmanteaus, "which can be unlocked to reveal Portkeys that whisk you away to iconic wizarding world locations". Read More »

Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day abused in the wild

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Mozilla describes the vulnerability as "critical" and it has been labelled CVE-2019-11707. Mozilla has just released a security advisory warning of a severe vulnerability affecting nearly all versions. "The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 and apply the necessary updates", the agency said. Read More »

Motorola One Vision India launch today

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The launch event will start at 12:00PM in New Delhi. The Motorola One Vision smartphone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display along with 21:9 aspect ratio. It's also worth noting that there's no sign of a fingerprint scanner, so this might be built into the screen. The Motorola One Vision will be part of Android One family and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Read More »

New Kindle Oasis Offers Variable Display Warmth

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Now in its third generation, the slender ereader carries over the style - and the waterproofing - of its predecessor , the second-gen Oasis launched in late 2017. Amazon's new Kindle Oasis 2019 is slated to ship on July 24. If you were hoping for a major upgrade to the Kindle Oasis , Amazon's top-of-the-line E Ink e-reader, you might be disappointed by the "all-new" Kindle Oasis . Read More »

Google Donates $1B To Help San Francisco's Housing Crisis

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Google , one of the biggest employers in the Bay Area, has given $18 million in grants to address homelessness over the past five years, the company said. "We work hard to get right, and every few years we feel the need to evolve them because we see changes in how the platform is getting used", Pichai said in response to a question from CNN . Read More »

Mario World gets launch date: Pre-register via Google Play Store

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Mario World are now open on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store . The title was first revealed in January. Called Dr. Mario World , this new game functions mainly the same way as past Dr. You get a limited number of capsules to play with, which means you'll have to be careful with how many chances you get. New worlds, new doctors, and more will be delivered on a regular basis. Read More »

Google will now directly offer RCS features instead of waiting on carriers

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Eventually, this will be offered in more countries later this year , and with Google taking care of this directly; eventually, we could see RCS made available for all Android handsets. What are your thoughts on the same? There are a number of reasons why you would not want to run a service based on RCS, and it sounds like Google's call to use RCS means the new service will have a lot of the same downsides that killed Google Allo . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Delayed As No Progress Done Amidst Breaking Scandal

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to launch in May, the handset was delayed as Samsung worked out some issues with the device. However, after the bad reviews of some media that were given a chance to test the fold, indicating that there were major structural failures such as bubbles in the smartphone's glass and that the Galaxy Fold easily breaks, Samsung had to delay its launch indefinitely. Read More »

Google Calendar is now down

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The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar. Google Calendar broke down on Tuesday just days after a massive Google outage took YouTube, Gmail and Snapchat offline because of problems with the company's overall Cloud service. Surprisingly, the mobile app seems to be working fine. "So do we get bonus points if we show up to meetings without the help of Google Calendar?" Update 05:19 AEST - Google confirmed to Gizmodo that the captcha seen by some Calendar users during the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch set for August 7 in NY

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The latest batch of alleged Note 10 accessories seem to reinforce the leaks that we saw in previous weeks. At the time, those leaks sparked a debate about the sensor's functionality, with some people claiming only certain screen protectors would support it. Read More »

Scary news for 1.4 billion Apple iOS users!

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The solution allows for deep-dive extractions that would be otherwise impossible through conventional methods. Smartphone manufacturers need to be quick to roll out security updates before companies like Cellebrite gain the resources to exploit into their devices. Read More »

Huawei Acknowledges Potential $30B Revenue Shortfall

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Huawei has revealed that sales of its handsets have dropped by 40% in the past month, blaming the slump on the US' backlash against the firm. Ren added, however, that sales growth in China's domestic market remained "very fast". Huawei will get tested by the adjustment period and through time. Washington's clampdown on Huawei is part of a broader push-back against the company, over worries about using its products in next-generation 5G mobile networks. Read More »

Facebook reveals its new digital currency called Libra

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This morning, Facebook confirmed some long-running rumors by announcing that it's about to dive into the world of cryptocurrency . Many analysts believe Zuckerberg wants to create a US version of the Chinese service WeChat, which combines social networking, messaging and payments in a single app. Read More »

Apple will release two 5G-ready iPhones in 2020, according to analyst

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Apple's 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones will be 5G-capable, while a mid-size 6.1-inch iPhone won't have 5G and will likely be cheaper without 5G features, news website MacRumors reported. The 2020 iPhone XS Max successor will be upgraded from a 6.5-inch display to a slightly larger 6.7-inch screen. Kuo reports that Apple's in-house 5G modem will be ready for use by 2022 or 2023, allowing Apple to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm. Read More »

Genius say they’ve proved that Google steal lyrics by using morse code

Genius notified Google in 2017, and then in April of this year that copied transcriptions appeared on Google Search. The report notes that Google partnered with LyricFind in 2016, but the company's chief executive Darryl Ballantyne told The Journal that it doesn't source its lyrics from Genius , relying on its own content team for the lyrics. Read More »

Here's Where To Find Fortnite Fortbyte 49 In Trog's Ice Cave

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The Fortbyte system continues to deliver a steady stream of content as Fortnite Season 9 presses onwards into its second half. Yesterday's Fortbyte challenge required players to glider through rings east of Snobby Shores using the Scarlet Strike Glider, a glider which is unlocked at tier 39 of the Season 9 Battle Pass. Read More »

Adobe’s AI tool can detect any Facial Manipulation in Photoshop

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That is now now not the important time, Adobe has fashioned AI to place photoshopped photos , but this work is particularly targeted at detecting facial manipulation. A subset of photos was then selected, along with a set of images which a human artist had modified. Although the research is in the early stages, it highlights a broader effort to better detect image, video , audio, and document manipulations. Read More »

Leaked Verizon timeline uncovers release dates of Pixel 4 and iPhone 11

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While it is still early on, it's quite impressive that the Pixel 3a has skyrocketed to number one so quickly - especially when you consider that Samsung , Apple , and Xiaomi are some of the biggest players in smartphones. This render by Pricebaba and OnLeaks shows that the Pixel 4 will have no physical fingerprint sensor, indicating that Google is going for the in-display scanner, facial recognition, or even using your voice to unlock the phone . Read More »

Xiaomi Takes A 'Speed' Dig At OnePlus With Redmi K20

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Though the company hasn't revealed any launch date yet, but it has started teasing the upcoming smartphone. The tweet further notes that some celebrations are shortlived, suggesting the Oneplus 7 Pro time in the Indian market will soon be dwarfed when the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro arrives. Read More »

Huawei Delays Mate X So As to Not 'Destroy Its Reputation'

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Huawei has also scrapped a new laptop launch this week because of its current position on a USA trade blacklist. If you're itching to get your hands on a foldable phone and you thought choosing Huawei over Samsung would be a good idea following the Galaxy Fold's delay, think again. Read More »

The Almond OnePlus 7 Pro Goes on Sale on 25th June

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At the launch event, OnePlus also revealed that that the Mirror Gray color variant of the smartphone will be available starting 17th May, the Nebula Blue color variant will be available starting 28th May , and the Almond color variant will be available sometime in June, and now, the Almond color variant is finally available for people to buy. Read More »

Apple working on new MacBook, suggests registrations

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There's still a lot of MacBooks in Apple's line up that are in need of a refresh, from the 12-inch MacBook (which is pretty long in the tooth), and the 12-inch MacBook Air (which is not that old), along with the 13-inch MacBook Pro . It might be released later this year, given that the MacBook Pro was given a refresh very recently. But reports have noted that there is a 16-inch model with an all-new design expected to arrive this fall. Read More »

Mi Band 4 launched in China: Here’s more

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Redmi has now released the kernel source code for the Redmi K20 Pro which will let the developers build custom ROMs for this flagship smartphone. For selfies, an f/2.0 aperture equipped 32MP sensor is housed in the pop-up mechanism on top of the device . "Update to the latest version now and experience the finest of MIUI + Android ". Read More »

Google leaks the Pixel 4, it’s the real thing

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The official photo from Google only shows the Pixel 4 from the back, but it confirms the square camera pod along with the fact that the fingerprint reader is now likely incorporated within the actual display . If reports are to be believed, Google may introduce this feature in the upcoming Google Pixel 4 devices or future Pixel phones. Last year, the Pixel 3 series leaked in extreme details months ahead of its official release. Read More »

Dota 2 Announces Auto Chess Game, Dota Underlords

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In case you didn't know, there's a new version of Dota that's being played a lot now, and it's Dota Chess . If you want to get into the closed beta in the week before it hits open beta, all you need to do is own a Battle Pass for this year's worldwide. Read More »

How to Disable Ads on Huawei/Honor Smartphones

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It's not exactly the type of photo smartphone users like to see when checking the time, catching up on notifications, or unlocking their devices, so complaints have begun flooding social media from unhappy customers. Ah hear... @ Huawei why am I now being served ads on my lock screen? A Honor representative took Twitter to explain that Huawei is not pushing ads and the ads are shown by third-party apps . Read More »

Square Enix is looking into releasing its huge catalogue digitally

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The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those. Google's Stadia has ignited a firestorm of discussion involving the possibility of publishers making their back catalogs available through a subscription / streaming service. Read More »

Huawei is Testing Russian OS as Android Replacement

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Beijing and Huawei have condemned the USA move, which has cut off the tech company from US-chips and Google's Android operating system. "But if we can not use that, Huawei will prepare its plan B to use our own OS". At home, Huawei applied for a Hongmeng trademark in August previous year and received a nod last month, according to a filing on China's intellectual property administration's website. Read More »

Target outage: Shoppers reporting long checkout lines, registers down nationwide

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The outage caused long checkout lines at Target locations, with upset customers posting images and video on social media. "Every single register at the Richfield [Target] is down". Many shoppers are using the hashtag #Targetdown to express the inconvenience. Many users addressed their fellow customers, asking Target visitors to be kind to the employees who were trying to control the situation. Read More »

Vivo Z1 Pro with punch hole display to launch on Flipkart soon

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The Vivo Z1 pro will be the company's first product in the Z-series and the smartphone maker has said that it will be their first online-focused smartphone targeted at millennials. Vivo is targetting the mid-range segment with this device, to compete with the likes of the Samsung M40, the Realme 3 Pro as well as the upcoming slew of devices from Xiaomi. Read More »

La Liga fined €250000 for app that listened in on users' phones

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But it turns out it was accessing the microphone of phones it was installed on - some 10 million, along with the handset's geolocation to record audio at bars, according to Spanish news outlet El Pais . The soccer league responded by telling fans that the app's snooping elements were created to combat piracy. In a statement , the league said: "La Liga disagrees profoundly with this decision; rejects the penalty imposed as unjust, unfounded and disproportionate; and considers that the ... Read More »

Apple's New Windows 10 iCloud App Now Available in MS Store

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It follows on the heels of iTunes for Windows appearing in the Microsoft Store this spring. The brand new iCloud for Windows app is available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users. It is said that iCloud will use the OneDrive's technology, the same as Microsoft On-Demand feature, an event where the tech's biggest two rivals teamed up and came together. Read More »

Asus ROG Phone 2 to offer 120Hz display, confirms company

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After announcing their partnership with Tencent Games for the upcoming ROG Phone 2 , Asus has officially confirmed the first major feature of the new device - its 120Hz screen. While details regarding the forthcoming gaming phone are scarce, it is suggested that the ROG Phone 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and could sport dual rear cameras. Read More »

Huawei scrapping its laptop launch because of US blacklisting

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Given the problems with the US ban as Huawei is on the US Entity List the company decided not even to announce the product. Once Huawei landed on that list, US companies became unable to provide Huawei with hardware or software without first obtaining a waiver from the USA government. Read More »

Konami Announces PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini

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Konami has announced the TurboGrafx-16 mini (North America) / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini (Europe) / PC Engine mini (Japan), a compact version of the classic 1980s console featuring a range of built-in games. Its initial product reveal confirms the existence of three different editions according to worldwide region: the TurboGrafx-16 Mini in North America, the PC Engine Core Grafx in Europe (where, in France, the forerunner to modern games giant Ubisoft had managed to secure Japanese ... Read More »

Apple’s next iPhone could have a USB Type-C port

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This is the industry standard and it's high time that the iPhone embraces it. Forbes reports that it is a radical move since Apple has exclusively been using the lighting port and its MFi licensing which has proven to be quite lucrative for the brand. Read More »