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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 is a processor built with laptops in mind

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The platform is only now available for Windows 10-based PCs. As we reported few days back, Qualcomm today officially announced the Snapdragon 850 mobile platform for Windows 10 Always Connected PCs . The SoC will be able to provide virtual surround sound, native DSD format, high dynamic range and ultra-low THD+N, as well as aptX HD support. That 30% performance increase estimate is evenly weighted across the two primary processing blocks, 30% each. Read More »

Apple approves iOS update of ‘Telegram’ app

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Russian Federation banned the app after Durov refused to have over encryption keys that would allow the government to view user messages. "We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country", Durov said. Read More »

Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

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Another new feature of iOS 12 is focused on Apple's digital assistant, Siri . Apple made a point of telling us about the new USDZ file format it'll be using to create AR experiences, and while most consumers will find that boring the new software will allow you to share these AR experiences across Files, Mail, Messages , and Safari, and that's something people can get on board with. Read More »

Apple introduces macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018

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Mojave brings a slew of changes to Apple computers, but the biggest change of all is something more subtle: Some apps from the iPhone/iPad ( iOS ) will work on MacOS. With WWDC being a developer-centric conference, Cook focused on the App Store and that it turns 10 years old next month. A final tidbit from the screenshots is the presence of an unreleased wallpaper image behind the Xcode windows. Read More »

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update

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To turn on Messages in iCloud, go to Preferences in Messages , click Accounts , then select " Enable Messages in iCloud ". We also expect more details about the following macOS 10.14, a more significant release, at the Worldwide Developers Conference that begins tomorrow. Read More »

Facebook Accused of Giving Users' Personal Data To Every Major Device Maker

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The Times report says Facebook allowed the companies access to the data of friends of the user without their explicit consent, a practice that landed the company in the crosshairs of Congress during the Cambridge Analytica scandal . Facebook says it also shared the data so that users of Apple , Samsung and other devices could get notifications, add friends and have the ability to like things online. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date And Pre-Order Guide

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The fact that one extra is just free money in GTA Online is curious though, as you could infer that to mean that Red Dead Redemption II doesn't have any equivalent of its own. The special edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes with the core game, plus the following items. UPDATE: The Collector's Box is available to pre-order from GameStop now for $99.99. Read More »

WWDC 18: Watch Apple map out the future of iOS and macOS

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The new update will be available this fall and it will be available to all devices which now have iOS11. Reports suggest that Apple will also expand the functionality of the iPhone X's facial recognition system, which now only serves to unlock the phone and allow mobile payments. Read More »

Apple looking to hire Intel Engineers for future Macs

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We've reported on Apple's ambitions to go its own way when it comes to desktop CPUs, at the time not finding convincing evidence that Apple was ready to make a split from Intel, the current designer and manufacturer of chips found in Apple's desktop PCs. Read More »

Apple announces Walkie Talkie app for Apple Watch

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For communication, there's a new " Walkie Talkie " mode, which basically like the old-school push-to-talk functionality from old cell phones, but on a watch. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on stage that Apple Watch sales grew 60% in 2017. All you'll have to do is raise the Watch and ask it something. So Apple is also adding bells and whistles that have nothing to do with working out, an effort to prove to the skeptics that the Apple Watch isn't just a fitness tracker. Read More »

MacOS 10.4 Leaked Before WWDC

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The dark mode can be toggled from system preferences by all latest macOS users. It also looks like the trash can will be darker in the dock under the new settings. It's also worth noting that the storyboards open in the Xcode canvas depict a dark themed iPhone app. However, this forthcoming update will seemingly offer a system-wide feature. Read More »

Microsoft Is Buying Computer Coding Giant Github for $7.5 Billion

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The popularity of these kinds of tools provide a gentle, but apparently effective, funnel towards the Microsoft Azure cloud and other Microsoft products and services - if you like one Microsoft product, it's more likely that you'll choose other Microsoft products, especially if they integrate cleanly. Read More »

Clip-on cooling, was built for PUBG — ASUS ROG Phone

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That is less than the Razer Phone's 120Hz but more than the average smartphone. The normal Snapdragon 845 is clocked at 2.8GHz. Along with the phone , there is a good chance that the accessories will also come to India soon. In case you're anxious that's ASUS' answer to not providing a headphone jack, you'll be happy to know that there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack on board. Read More »

How to Watch Apple's WWDC Keynote This Evening

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As always, you're strongly recommended to use an iPhone , iPad or iPod touch (running iOS 10 or later), a Mac (with Sierra 10.12 or newer software), or even a PC powered by Windows 10 to "best experience" the live stream available on Apple's official website . Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order bonuses appear online

Microsoft quickly took down the page, but a snapshot of the page was taken before it went down . It looks as though the pre-order bonuses for Red Dead Redemption 2 have accidentally been leaked earlier on the Xbox Store long enough for someone to snap a quick shot of it and post it on Resetera . Read More »

Here's how to watch Apple's WWDC 2018 opening keynote

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It's nearly a certainty that Apple will provide updates on new software at WWDC . Furthermore, Apple's decision to release yearly updates to the Mac back in 2012 contributed to the problem, giving engineers less time to iron out the bugs. Read More »

Fallout 4: New Vegas Devs Address Shutdown Concerns Following Fallout 76 Reveal

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This could be a potential location of the game. This could mean that due to some sort of a problem, the vault is now opening after 25 years rather than the pre-set 20 years. However, we are speculating that the release date of Fallout 4 could be either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. A short frame in the teaser trailer shows the date on the Pip-Boy to be October 27, 2102. Read More »

IPhone SE 2, iOS 12, Apple Watch and MacBook update TODAY

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APPLE WON'T SHOW OFF any new hardware at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC ) next week, and will instead focus on, er, tackling iPhone addiction . Rumours suggest that Siri could get an update that the assistant could be more open to third-party apps and services, better at providing answers to questions, and more consistent across all of Apple's devices. Read More »

Apple will use WWDC 2018 to tackle iPhone addiction and iOS bugs

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A few days ahead of the famous event, the only thing known for sure is that Apple will outline the main updates coming to its various operating systems (macOS, iOS , watchOS, tvOS). Other brands that Apple said would support AirPlay but aren't yet highlighted include Bose, Devialet, Dynaudio, Polk, McIntosh, Bowers & Wilkins, BlueSound, and Definitive Technology. Read More »

Microsoft reportedly agrees to acquire GitHub

The reported acquisition comes amid the San Francisco-based company's almost year-long search for a new CEO , as well as its first profit from its services. In the interim, GitHub's chief business officer Julio Avalos joined the company's board of directors and took over much of the day-to-day leadership of the company. Read More »

Microsoft reportedly wants to acquire GitHub

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By owning GitHub , Microsoft would have a direct line to millions of highly-engaged developers. With more than 1,800 repositories, Microsoft is now sharing much more repos than any of its technological giant partners. But for Microsoft , the procedure may not be as simple as clicking on the buy button. There is a possibility that Microsoft could integrate the platform into Visual Studio. Read More »

Ferrari 250 GTO Sets World Record Sale at $69.43-M

In 2013 250 GTO S/N 5111 sold for £32 million ($52 million), and in 2014 250 GTO #3851 sold for £23 million, begging the question: "has the bottom fallen out of the 250 GTO market?". According to a thread on the Ferrari Chat forum , a Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis number 4153 GT , was recently purchased for $80 million in a private deal, making it the most expensive example to ever be sold. Read More »

Potential design for Apple's upcoming low-price iPhone shown off in new leak

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It was previously reported that Apple invested billions in LG Display to help speed up OLED production. Samsung is the largest of these, and has supplied screens for some Apple iDevices including smartwatches and high end iPhones, but the United States company is expected to try to minimize its reliance on its handset rival - as it has... Read More »

PS Plus Free Games for June 2018: XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion

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The game picks up twenty after the previous XCOM game, with a new Earth rising from the previous alien invasion. XCOM2 is one of the best turn-based tactical games to play. Now players get six free titles across the various PlayStation platforms. This arena brawler features both online and local multiplayer, a number of different ninja characters to control and six different weapons and gadgets to eliminate the competition. Read More »

LG V35 ThinQ Officially Launched, Specifications, Price

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Apart from that, both the devices are also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood. Notably, unlike the $750 price tag of the LG G7, the V35 ThinQ comes at a whopping $900. The camera department sees an improvement as well since the V35 ThinQ has the same camera implementation as the LG G7 ThinQ . In addition to these camera features, you also get Stickers that give 2D/3D overlay effects using face recognition technology. Read More »

Chinese Companies Made It onto Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report

Meeker's report looked at some interesting stats to illustrate the increase in cryptocurrency interest: data from Coinbase shows their user numbers increasing almost fourfold between January and December 2017. She said: "Well, it's crucial to manage for unintended consequences". "Alibaba has much higher GMV, customer merchandise volume, and Amazon has much higher revenue", said Meeker comparing the two leaders from China and U.S. Read More »

Internet trends 2018: Here are ten takeaways from Mary Meeker’s report

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Presented at Recode's Code 2018 conference, the 294-slide deck spent plenty of time on e-commerce, where Amazon continues to thrive. Voice-controlled products like Amazon Echo are taking off. China is catching up as a hub to the world's biggest internet companies. In her report , she said that among today's top 20 global internet leaders (ranked by market value), 11 of them are from the USA and 9 from China. Read More »

Canon ends film camera sales for good

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Thus, the sun sets on Canon's film camera business, which has spanned more than 80 years. Today in an apologetic statement, camera-maker Canon announced that it will be ending sales of its final film camera, the Canon EOS-1V, marking the end of an era for the company. Read More »

Samsung has big plans to increase market share in India

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A 5.5-inch HD display based phone which has Super AMOLED panel (the only thing good about it). More cameras installed in Samsung smartphones means more money going into the pockets of the firm's component business affiliates, including Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Read More »

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is a Thing of Beauty

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For example, the new Lego Chiron has an active rear wing and the detailed W16 engine has moving pistons. The latest addition to the Lego Technic range, which has been developed in collaboration with Bugatti, consists of 3,600 pieces - a walk in the park compared to the 7,541 pieces of the Millennium Falcon - and measures 14 x 56 x 25cm, making it 1:8 scale. Read More »

Motorola One Power leaks shows a notch and Android One in force

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The handset is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, so Motorola will release two devices with the same chipset this year- the Moto Z3 Play and the Motorola One Power . The bezels are minimized, technically, especially along the sides and top of the handset's display. The phone will allegedly be first released in the USA, followed by a rollout in global markets later. Read More »

RIP Android tablets? Google has wiped the slate clean

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For a number of years, Google has marketed Android tablets under its own branding, having started with the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 around the middle of 2012 . These days, even at their fireside chat recently at Google I/O, the Android team seemed somewhat loathe to give a clear idea of what was on the cards for Android tablets. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch date

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Bloomberg says the company plans to make the phone available on sale by the end of August, but that those plans might change. What do we know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 9? People have great expectations on hardware sides like the rumored 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, as well as software front - the upgraded AI-powered virtual assistant, Bixby , which is indeed affirmed by the company. Read More »

Rumored Apple initiative to curb smartphone use sounds just like Google’s

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And HomeKit was effectively a no-show at the WWDC keynote in 2017, although there was one session for developers specific to HomeKit changes such as event triggers, recurrence and a few other new framework options. In January, two top Apple investors called on the Cupertino tech giant to do its part tackling smartphone addiction among children. A separate report has claimed that the Mac App Store will be redesigned to resemble the iOS version, including an editorial-style ... Read More »

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Pokémon Yellow Side-By-Side Comparison

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There's a new free " Pokemon " game available on the Nintendo Switch . Pokemon Quest will be available for Android and IOS devices in the near future. No price or release date was revealed but its mere existence brings excitements to all the fans of the franchise. The company also showed off the free-to-start " Pokemon Quest " that will be released Wednesday for the Switch and in June for smartphones. Read More »

Microsoft is Axing its iOS App on June 1

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Are you still using Microsoft's Groove Music app on your iOS or Android device? Are you a Groove Music app user on Android or iOS that plans to switch to Windows Phone? The update only brings bug fixes, but given that the app is severely reduced in functionality, only really able to play music from your OneDrive , even a maintenance update is unexpected. Read More »

Tata Ranjangaon plant capacity to be increased 1.5 times

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Jeep will launch nine new or heavily revised models globally before 2022, British boss Mike Manley has confirmed. Jeep India plans to have a product in every SUV segment for a 100 percent market coverage. The newly announced Deserthawk designation is expected to launch by 2020. Along with a new triangular "Desert Rated" badge similar to the familiar "Trail Rated" coin, the upcoming Deserthawk models will be underpinned by "eight desert-specific engineering standards" with an emphasis on ... Read More »

EA Outlines E3 Program for Anthem, Expect More Gameplay and Behind-the-Scenes Look

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That's right, we're delivering an unseen trailer that delves into the unsafe world of Anthem . Along with gameplay, a new trailer will be revealed featuring more on the story, characters, and monsters players will be fighting. "The dev team at BioWare has been hard at work, and now they're ready to show it off in-person", the post reads. Bioware will take the stage to show off proper Anthem gameplay, with an in-depth look at combat. Read More »

New renders provide first look at 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018

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We have the "notch" exactly where it was on the iPhone X with slim bezels on all four sides of the display. There is a schematic for the larger 6.5-inch "iPhone X Plus" ( which was just rumored to feature three rear cameras , but only boasts two in this report), which states will measure in at 77.41mm wide, 157.53mm tall, and 7.68mm thick. Read More »

Facebook scraps 'outdated' trending news section

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Trending was only available in a handful of countries, and accounted for a paltry fraction of clicks through to news publishers, according to Hardiman. The trending section has proved problematic in several important ways. Hardiman said that they are now exploring new ways to help Facebook users stay informed about timely, breaking news that's trustworthy and from quality sources. Read More »

Google launches Neighbourly app exclusively in Mumbai

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The aim is to keep the community in the app safe and helpful. The app, which is in open beta in Mumbai and now only available on Android 4.3 or higher there, can be used to ask questions using text or voice in English and eight Indian languages. Read More »

California Senate Passes Net Neutrality Bill in Party-Line Vote

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Other states that have passed or have their own net neutrality bills in progress include Washington, Montana and Rhode Island. To view the full article, register now. "Internet users are furious about the FCC's disastrous repeal of net neutrality, and they're mobilizing en masse to get it back by any means necessary", Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, said in a statement . Read More »