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Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2S: 50-Inch for $9000

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Some time in 2020, Microsoft would deliver the Surface Hub 2X with an updated operating system core and associated new features. It's also clear that Microsoft's investment in screen technology has paid off: the Hub 2S looks sharp and vibrant, and colors pop off the screen. Read More »

OnePlus 7 Pro to reportedly come with Quad HD+ display

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As tweeted by tipster Ishan Agarwal , the phone will feature a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The images were posted to accessory-retailer MobileFun and show Olixar cases which can already be pre-ordered, with the back of the OnePlus 7 Pro in the images shifting either from green to black to blue, or from pink to black to purple. Read More »

Switch version 8.0.0 system update now available

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Alongside save data transfers, it appears as though a new "Zoom" feature has arrived on the Switch. From the beginning, from now on the software can be managed according to categories such as "recently played", "game time", "title" and "distributor", also, the deployment of all the software will take place when 13 or more icons in the start menu. Read More »

Nintendo unveils gameplay of Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Joker arrives via Challenger Pack 1, which includes both the Persona 5 protagonist and a matching stage. Right now you can expect Smash Bros . servers to be back online at around 8:30 p.m. In the Stage Builder , players can use the touch screen or normal controls to create stages using assets from the game in unique, 3D planes that allow objects to be placed in the background and foreground. Read More »

Apple Could Be Spending Up To $500 Million On Apple Arcade

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Analysts from HSBC, speaking to the Financial Times , predict that Apple Arcade revenues will grow from $370 million in 2020 to a whopping $2.7 billion in 2022, and to $4.5 billion in 2024. The service will come with games from Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker, Sega, Snowman and Ustwo. Read More »

France to launch global competition to rebuild Notre Dame spire

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This comes after LVMH and the Kering group pledged more than $300 million toward rebuilding the gothic cathedral. "Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined". More than 30 people have already been questioned in the investigation, including workers at the five construction companies who were involved in renovating the church spire and roof. Read More »

Here's what we know — Sony's next PlayStation

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For the time being, it's certainly a promising start (I'm all for backwards compatibility ), and I'm eager to see what Sony reveals in the leadup to the console's release. However, he did confirm that the PlayStation VR headset as it now exists will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. Will PS5 be compatible with PSVR? The system will still accept physical media, and "Because it's based in part on the PS4's architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for ... Read More »

Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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Microsoft has already officially announced the Xbox One S All Digital edition (or Xbox One SAD, as it's being dubbed), which is exactly the same as the original One S, just without a disk reader. The Ultimate subscription doesn't appear to bring any major benefits based on this initial announcement . Xbox Experience . Those attending the show will want to check out the Xbox Experience at the Microsoft Theater next to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and this year it will be open from ... Read More »

Flexible Facepalm, Samsung Galaxy Fold Displays Are Already Failing

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Last night, for example, just over half of the display was unusable, but now only a small area of the panel along the right side continues to work. We're starting to get an answer to that question, though it's not going to be one Samsung will be happy to hear.Credit: Tom's GuideA quartet of reviewers who got early access to the Galaxy Fold are reporting issues with the device, from a bulging display to portions of the folded-out screen giving up the ghost. Read More »

OnePlus founder teases OnePlus 7 on Twitter, says ‘smooth’ four times

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OnePlus 7 is the presumed name for the Chinese tech giant's newest flagship handset that has been tipped to introduce myriad changes to the product line. While the in-display fingerprint can be seen in the leaked images, it will be present on all three variants. First off, the phone will feature a QHD+ panel with 90Hz refresh rate, a feature that's typically been reserved for gaming Android phones. Read More »

Billions at stake as Apple vs Qualcomm trial begins

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Update: As a result of the announcement of the deal between Qualcomm and Apple, Intel has announced that it is exiting the 5G modem market and will focus its 5G efforts on network infrastructure. "The companies also have reached a six-year licence agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement". Read More »

The Honor 20 is coming on 21 May

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Another smartphone that is expected to be launched soon if not on April 17 is the Honor 20 Lite . Another cryptic clue in the invitation is an equation featuring a series of number fours. The phone is expected to feature a 6.1-inch fullHD+ OLED display, and both the HONOR 20 and 20 Pro will be fueled by the same processor, the Kirin 980. Read More »

Forza Street is coming to Android later this year

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Miami Street , a free-to-play racing game available on the Windows 10 Microsoft Store has been quietly rebranded to Forza Street. The game will also be coming to iOS and Android at a later date this year. Controls focus on timing and players will need to make sure they hit their accelerator and brake pedals at just the right time. According to Microsoft in Forza Street , players "can collect and assemble a legendary lineup of cars to compete in intense, cinematic races". Read More »

Facebook Messenger dark mode now rolling out worldwide

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Choosing to toggle on dark mode will change the theme of Messenger to a darker theme that will be much easier on the eyes, especially in low lit lighting. Apple is also said to be bringing improved multitasking and a lot more besides. Additionally, iOS 13 is reported to include gestures to select multiple items in table views and collection views. Read More »

Mobile might start selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a

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Separately, Google has released a one-minute commercial that shows the Pixel 3 as the saviour for the New Yorkers who have been attacked by various villains of Marvel's Avengers series. Further evidence that this announcement might pertain to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL comes from 9to5Google's Stephen Hall. The biggest trump card in Google's arsenal is obviously its camera technology, more software than hardware driven, but you can expect the same performance from the Pixel 3a lineup. Read More »

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-orders start 18th April

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Samsung's first 5G phone will launch in Korea on Friday, with prices starting at around $1,231 for the 256GB version, but you won't have to wait too long to get one in the U.S., as the Verizon version is rumored to launch in mid-May. If you're lucky enough to live in one of the areas covered by Verizon's 5G network, your compatible smartphone will be able to reach data speeds of up to 1Gbps, no less than ten times faster than the current 4G LTE speeds. Read More »

Xbox One S All Digital Version Leaked, Releases May 7

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The rumour first gained traction when it was revealed by the perpetually reliable Thurrott in November a year ago. The console itself is rather boring, a big white plastic box that looks exactly like a normal Xbox One X but without a disc drive slot, and it will come with one controller. Read More »

Huawei P30 Pro Arrives in India with Rs 72K Price Tag

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The Huawei P30 Pro sports an in-display fingerprint scanner, 3D curved glass body, FullView display, GPU Turbo 3.0 support, triple rear camera setup, ultra-wide angle lens and is water and dust resistant.The Huawei P30 Pro has been launched in India at Rs. Read More »

Can Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB cope with ray tracing? | Hardware

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Not all of NVIDIA's RTX features will be enabled, one omission being Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), as it would be too inefficient to run without the Tensor cores found in the Turing RTX GPUs. These include the Star Wars Reflections demo, Justice , and Atomic Heart . The recently released GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti , as well as the Titan Volta are also included. Read More »

Jokes hidden inside Oculus Touch controllers are ‘inappropriate,’ according to co-founder

The problem is these Easter eggs were supposed to appear just on prototype units, not consumer and market model, but they "accidentally" ended up being printed on more units than originally intended. He assured that the integrity and functionality of the controllers themselves weren't compromised and that the company has tuned its process to avoid something like this from ever happening again. Read More »

GM Confirms 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 and Announces its Release Date

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There's no official on-sale date yet, but given that Chevrolet is already rolling out a "Next-Generation Corvette" page on its consumer website, we feel certain that the order books will open by the end of 2019 at the latest. We believe the upcoming high-performance versions will use an all-new engine. Expect the new Corvette to cost around $62,000 to start, an increase of around $5000 compared to the C7 Stingray's starting price of $56,995. Read More »

Google and Huawei settle over to pay for Nexus

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Nexus 6P devices were left unusable following an update in April 2017, two years after the device originally released, as the software entered a state of unending reboots until the battery died. Here's how you can claim. According to the settlement brief, plaintiffs alleged that the Google Nexus 6P had a defect that caused two different issues. Read More »

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL case renders leaked

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This time, the case renders of these two upcoming smartphones have leaked, revealing the overall design of both smartphones. Conferring to the leaked images, both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will share the same design and aesthetics. As Counterpoint Research Director Jeff Fieldhack notes, the Google Pixel lineup has been successful at disrupting the premium phone space. As for the optics, the device will feature a 12MP single rear camera and 8MP front camera for selfies. Read More »

Messenger could be returning to the Facebook app

Would you be happy to see Messenger brought back to the main Facebook app? "We do not have any additional details to share at this time ". Messenger was first released back in 2011 as a standalone app and after three years facebook removed its functionality from its eponymous app. Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram down around the world

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Social media fans have also noticed problems with Instagram and have taken to Twitter to complain. Downdetector.com's live outage map showed that the issues mainly cropped up in Europe. At the time of writing, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram representatives are yet to acknowledge the outage on Twitter. This article, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down worldwide: Singapore, Manila, Bangkok among those hit , originally appeared on Coconuts , Asia's leading alternative media company. Read More »

Skype Preview adds screen sharing feature on iOS and Android

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The new screen sharing feature will allow you to share your screen with the person on the other side of the call. There are lots of reasons why you might want to share your screen - or see someone else's. Microsoft made it clear Apple's mobile OS would support the feature, so it's probably just a matter of time rather than anything serious. And because it's baked into Skype , you don't need any special software or settings configurations to use it. Read More »

You Can Now Play Apple Podcasts Online In Web Browser

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The refresh means that Mac users can now stream episodes directly from the podcasts . apple .com website , instead of being redirected through iTunes . My biggest issue with the iTunes store though is needing to use Apple's annoying iTunes software that seems to serve little objective other than try and force me to use it and get me to sync with other Apple devices I don't own. Read More »

Facebook May Finally Stop Forcing You to Use Its Messenger App

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Facebook confirmed the test in a Friday statement to PCMag. At the very least, Facebook testing this feature out gives us a peek into how Zuck's mind has changed with regard to messaging and Facebook's "family of apps" overall. It's totally possible Facebook will start small and then eventually bring over all the functions of Messenger , but we don't know yet. Zuckerberg is planning to merge Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram into a single messaging service by 2020. Read More »

New Sharp 6.18 inch foldable AMOLED display shown off on video

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Samsung's ultrasonic in-display sensor is often slow and inaccurate, and it's attempting to address that with a new firmware patch rolling out to devices. There is also a cashback offer on purchasing the new Galaxy S10 phones using the HDFC Bank cards. Whether we're talking about facial recognition or fingerprint sensor technology, the thing smartphone users care about most when unlocking their devices is speed. Read More »

Google continues to improve the security and privacy

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That is the case of the spyware that was first found on the Google Play Store , has after targeted iOS app. Data has been published by the nonprofit Security Without Brothers, about details of the Android version of the malware, at the end of March. Read More »

Toddler locks dad’s iPad for more than 25 million minutes

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Do it enough, and the device will be locked out for days and even years . DFU (Device Firmware Update) allows iOS devices to be restored from any state. This means the iPad can't be accessed until 2068. Another person suggested Osnos should "reboot" the 3-year-old, but that seems a tad bit unnecessary. Read More »

White House aides to recommend Trump veto net neutrality measure -document

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Both states agreed to hold off on enforcing their laws until after a federal court rules on the validity of the FCC's repeal of the former rules. The White House statement concluded by advising that if H.R. For many Republican senators, net neutrality simply isn't a priority for the majority this congressional session, particularly for Sen. Pai, who expressed regret last month about how much attention the net neutrality debate has consumed, suggested restoring FCC oversight would ... Read More »

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 665, 730 and 730G mobile processors

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Snapdragpn 730G offers 10-bit color depth and 1 billion shades of color. With an enhanced Adreno 618 GPU , the Snapdragon 730G gives up to 15% faster graphics render over the 730, and is the next "step up" for gamers. It comes with Qualcomm's X15 LTE modem module which is WiFi-6 ready. It also gets the Hexagon 686 DSP , with Qualcomm's 3rd-gen AI engine for 2x faster on-device AI processing. Read More »

Snapchat revamps Android app version

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On the heels of the raft of new features announced during the Snap Partner Summit 2019 the other day, Snapchat has announced on Twitter that the "new, faster" app is ready to go, complete with an adorable little GIF. The new app has been under development for over a year, because attempts to modify the old app code to improve performance were unsuccessful. Launched 5 years ago, Snapchat is a popular AR Effects and messaging service used by Millions of people to make amusing photos ... Read More »

Huawei says it is open to sell Balong 5G modem to Apple

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As previously reported , trade sources claim Qualcomm and Samsung have refused to sell Apple 5G chips - the first stemming from an ongoing patent dispute, the second citing insufficient production capabilities. government and China's Huawei could also be one of the reasons for Apple to stay away from Huawei's 5G modem. Back in the US - Apple's home country - AT&T has already rolled out its 5G services in 19 cities. Read More »

WhatsApp Will Soon Gain Support for iPad

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In terms of features, the app should fare no differently except for minor UI changes to fit the iPad . A message is " Frequently Forwarded " once its forwarded more than 5 times; its marked with a double arrows on its 5th forward (see tweet). Read More »

Oppo Reno and Reno 10x Zoom launched in China

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For biometrics, the phone has an In-display fingerprint sensor although it misses out on 3D face unlock. Like the standard variant, it is offered in three combinations - 6GB + 128GB model, a 6GB + 256GB model, and an 8GB + 256GB model. This model features a 6.6-inch OLED panel with a 1080p FHD+ resolution and is equipped with Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform under the hood. Read More »

Google transforms Android phones into security keys

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Pixel 3 owners will be able to use the volume down button to activate their security key since Google has stored FIDO credentials inside the device's Titan M chip. Getting 2SV codes via a text message or an authenticator app is great, but if you want to go an extra step further, you can use physical keys in order to access your data. Read More »

S. Koreans start to register 5G phones

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The sales began two days after the world's first nationwide 5G network powered up in the East Asian country. But South Korea's government says Korean companies launched their services for some customers before Verizon. At times, it can even offer 100 times higher data speeds, cited credible sources. The faster 5G standard is expected to bring out changes in diverse digital fields, such as driverless transport, industry and gaming among many others. Read More »

FBI still investigating whether woman is a spy

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The woman who allegedly breached security at Mar-a-Lago while carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware ALSO had a signal detector , 9 USB drives , 5 SIM cards, and thousands in cash in her hotel room, federal prosecutors said. Read More »

Yes, You Can Finally Change Your PSN ID- But Read This First

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For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 US/CAD for each change after the first one. How much does it cost to change my PSN ID? Extra changes cost $10 or $5 if you're already a PlayStation Plus subscriber. All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but we do not guarantee that all games will be fully compatible. Read More »

Asus 2nd generation ROG gaming smartphone tipped for launch in Q3 2018

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The device consisted of an AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, an overclocked Snapdragon 845 SoC, aura lighting on the back, heat vents and lots more. Just like the ROG phone, we can expect its successor to be powered by top of the line hardware for gaming. We'd like to know. Tencent will be the official advertising partner for the new Asus gaming smartphone. Read More »

Apple might launch two new iPhones with triple cameras this year

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With the current models considered as "S" versions of the previous model, the iPhone X, it's natural for people to expect that the next would be the iPhone XI . The upcoming iPhones will retain the good old Lightning port; however, unlike the current generation iPhones, the next generation devices will carry a fast 10W USB type-C to Lightning port charger in the retail package. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A Series Officially Replaces Galaxy J Series

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The launch event will start from 5:30 PM India time and will also be streamed live by the company on its official India newsroom for those who are interested. The clip by Samsung Malaysia doubles as a product video of the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Samsung Galaxy A50, both already available in the Asia-Pacific country. Read More »