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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range

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Though the post did not reveal the price, Xperia XA2 Plus is expected to be a mid-range smartphone . The device is remarkably similar to the recently released XA2 Ultra , but is centered on a newer 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio with a higher Full HD+ resolution. Read More »

Fortnite Supply Llamas have been found in Europe

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In a new teaser posted to Twitter , Epic confirmed that Fortnite season 5 will begin in three days. This has been revealed via a new Save the World roadmap, Epic Games' original Fortnite game. This could include a new desert map, which would make sense. Currently, the game's rifts are spawning new items on the map , like an old wagon near Moisty Mire. Read More »

Microsoft Surface Go is thin and light, costs $399

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As for cameras, you're looking at typical front and back cameras with a Windows Hello IR Camera for facial recognition security. The same hinge found on the Surface Pro is present on the Surface Go and allows for 165 degrees of movement. There's also a Surface Pen for $99 that artists and students can purchase for doodling and note-taking purposes. Although this is the cheapest Surface in the lineup, Microsoft spent a lot on the PixelSense screen and although it is a 10-incher, it has a ... Read More »

Leaked promo material reveals new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen

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Either the image is fake, or Samsung has managed to remarkably fit all these features inside the current S-Pen's chassis or that all the rumors for an upgrade are false. The report cites that due to slow Galaxy S9 sales, Samsung is supposedly planning to start sales for its new flagship on August 24 instead of August 31. Read More »

Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops

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The smaller, 13in model has also had an under-the-hood upgrade, and now offers quad-core Core i5 and i7 processors paired with Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics, 2TB of SSD storage and 16GB RAM. The starting price for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $1799, the same as before. Updates for Apple's other Macs, as well as iPads and iPhones are expected later in the year. Read More »

Researcher: iPhone Crashes Caused by Code Apple Added to Appease Chinese Govt.

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It's no secret that Apple has agreed to a number of concessions in order to do business in China. According to the researcher, the crashes were caused by a code Apple added to iOS to likely appease the Chinese government. He had no trouble reproducing the remotely triggerable bug, which crashed any iOS application that processed remote messages, including iMessage , Facebook Messenger , and WhatsApp . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J6 Price in India Slashed for 4GB Variant

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Under the hood is an Exynos 7870 SoC paired with 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, or 4GB RAM with 64GB storage options. However, there is very little practical use of the feature unless you love decorating your calendar with stickers. The front-facing camera also will be upgraded with a dual-lens camera for improved selfie functions. If you turned-off automatic app updates on your device, you can go to the Galaxy Apps update section and manually update the app. Read More »

Wimbledon final will not move despite World Cup clash

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The World Cup final in Moscow is due to kick off on Sunday two hours after the traditional 2pm local time start of the men's Wimbledon final - meaning the two matches are likely to overlap. England could play the final as they have reached the semi-finals. "It's not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something special happens in a football tournament, and I'm sure everybody will understand if it does". Read More »

DJI Mavic 2 Leak Hints at 360 Sensing and More

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And given DJI's sell for its postponed event mentioned "the bigger picture", it seems logical that the other key addition could be a wide-angle lens. We're now waiting for details about DJI's next press event, which may or may not take the wraps off the follow-up to the Mavic Pro. The image comes via DroneDJ, along with several notes on the likely specifications that the device may sport, according to what can be seen in the picture below. Read More »

Xiaomi fails to impress on its Hong Kong debut

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So why did Xiaomi's IPO flop? Xiaomi Corp. fell as much as 2.9 per cent on its debut, as fears of an escalating trade war and uncertainty about its valuation combined to dampen Hong Kong's biggest coming-out party in two years. "We are different from many of our peers", said Liao, shrugging off concerns a bearish sentiment towards technology stocks could weigh on WeDoctor's performance in Hong Kong. Read More »

Apple iPhone USB Restricted Mode can be bypassed

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There is detailed release note only for the iOS update, which mentions the USB Restricted Mode. It's worth pointing out that if you would like to immediately require authorisation for USB accessories , you can do the same trick that disables Face ID and Touch ID temporaily: simply hold down the side buttons until the "Slide to power off" screen appears. Read More »

OnePlus 6 Red release TODAY - Meet the most stunning OnePlus to date

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OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black model in India. The phone is now available in three colour options- Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White. The device gets a 6.28-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED display with 1080x2280p resolution and 19:9 of aspect ratio. The handset comes bundled with a stock Android inspired OxygenOS 5.1 built on top of Android Oreo 8.1. Read More »

Gotcha! IHOP admits IHOb rebranding was publicity stunt

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The company went next level and changed its Twitter bio to say: "If at first you don't pancake. pancake, pancake again". The name change sparked a social media furor , even though IHOP appeared to be hedging its bets by saying the new IHOb name was "for the time being". Read More »

Microsoft unveils 10-inch Surface Go for $399

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But it's cheaper. A lot cheaper: the base model costs just $399, compared to $799 for the base Surface Pro . Pricing in the U.S.is $399 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage , or $549 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage . Too bad the bezels around the screen are so chunky they make the Surface Go's design look a bit dated. Sales from Microsoft's Surface line increased 32 percent in its most recent quarter, but the series of tablets and laptops still lag behind market leader Apple's iPad ... Read More »

Google Store summer sale serves up Pixel 2 XL, Home discounts

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Though the Google Home Mini is already pretty affordable as far as smart speakers are concerned, it's still getting a $15 discount, bringing its price down to $34. Other Google products also included in the summer deals. Daydream View, meanwhile, is down to $49 - but only if you buy the headset in coral - while Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast have $15 and $10 discounts, respectively. Read More »

Samsung’s biggest factory will be inaugurated in India today

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Demand for new mobile phones is surging in India, helped in part by billionaire Mukesh Ambani offering US$23 4G feature phones , free voice services and cheap data plans. He said the investment of about Rs. 5000 crore, would not only strengthen Samsung's business links with India, but is also significant in the context of the relationship between India and Korea. Read More »

Google Duplex could soon take over call centres

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Google denies testing Duplex with any specific enterprise companies. With Duplex, the Google Assistant will call restaurants and salons to make reservations on your behalf. The idea is that the Duplex AI would be able to handle basic calls and assist customers with problems and questions. However, Google has come under fire over Duplex's ethical implications. Read More »

We Happy Few Australia Ban Has Been Overturned

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With Kickstarter involved in the game's funding, that would've been a whole mess. The reason why it was denied originally was the focus on drug use within the game. We Happy Few is scheduled to come out on August 10th for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. " We Happy Few is classified R18+ (restricted)". The people in the game are depicted as violent psychopaths due to their overuse of the drug, and all have basically lost their humanity. Read More »

Apple reportedly dumping Intel's 5G modem

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CTech says that Intel executives blamed Apple's decision on "many factors", but specifically mentioned that integration of the up-and-coming 802.11ad (WiGig) Wi-Fi standard meant "new and unanticipated challenges" for designing "any mobile product". Read More »

Apple may introduce blue, red and orange iPhones this fall

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This new report is also claiming that Apple will release the upgraded 5.8-inch iPhone and larger 6.5-inch iPhone in three colors: space grey, silver, and gold. While red isn't a new color for the iPhone, it usually comes a few months after the initial launch, so it's not clear if Apple will advertise it as a Product (RED) version or as just another color. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy S9 is its least popular phone since the Galaxy S3

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Rumor mill: Whatever you think of Samsung's rumored $1850 foldable Galaxy X handset , there's no denying it could shake up the phone industry. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S10 in February 2019. As AllAboutSamsung notes, these details aren't final and could change by the time the Galaxy S10 arrives. Samsung fans will likely have to wait until late 2018 for further rumors on which device will be announced first next year. Read More »

[H]ardOCP: Comcast / Xfinity Throttling 720p Vids to 480p & Hotspots

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The new speed limits could help Comcast save money on the reselling fees it pays Verizon. Comcast XFINITY mobile wireless press event product shoot at the Comcast Center on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over Wi-Fi networks, including Comcast's public hotspots, video will play at whatever resolution is streamed by the video provider, a Comcast spokesperson told Ars. Read More »

Facebook Shutting Down tbh, Moves, Hello Apps

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The social network announced it was shutting down tbh on Monday, alongside two other apps - fitness app " Moves ", which it acquired in 2014, and "Hello", an app it launched in 2015 "to combine information from Facebook with contact information on [your] phone". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On6 smartphone with 13MP rear camera launched at Rs 14,490

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It comes with a wide-angle 8MP sensor with dedicated LED flash, which is very beneficial while capturing selfies under low-light conditions. The Samsung Galaxy J8 is priced at Rs. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery and offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System as connectivity options . The phone offers other connectivity options such as 4G LTE , VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a Micro USB port resides on the bottom. Read More »

Samsung phone bug secretly shares your photos with rando contacts

The Verge talked to a Samsung spokesperson who said they are "aware of the reports" and that their technical teams are "looking into it". A small number of people that own Samsung smartphones have reported that their devices randomly sent photos from their gallery to their contacts without their knowledge, according to several reports on Samsung's forums and Reddit that were first discovered by Gizmodo . Read More »

Android P Beta 3 is rolling out now

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Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it's not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out - a manual dark mode. However, OEM partners who're participating in the trial as part of Google's Project Treble will be updating their devices to the new beta in the coming weeks. Read More »

Warner Bros. on Fallout-Westworld lawsuit: Doesn't look like anything to me

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The allegation has now been disputed by Warner Bros . which says that the game contains no code from Bethesda's project. The Pip-Boy Fallout 76 map that was shown during the "Power of the Atom!" gameplay video of the game, shows 6 different areas that you'll be able to roam and build in , each with their own unique terrain and "ecosystem". Read More »

Nintendo’s NES Classic Console Back In Stock, Here’s Where To Score One

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You can preorder 8BitDo's controller now, but it won't be released until August 20. On its official blog , Best Buy confirmed that it will have a new stock of NES Classic systems both in-store and on its website . All other retailers are selling the console for $60. Whether a casual fan of Mario and Zelda or a lifelong gamer dedicated to reviving 8-bit classics into the modern gaming era, the recent news that a new supply of NES Classics is about to hit the hands of consumers ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 in red may be coming soon

Now, the company might launch another color option for the smartphone, if our hunch is correct. The company takes a hands-on approach with its upcoming gadgets, choosing to use the media directly by teasing specifications and features. Not only this, images of the red coloured OnePlus6 have also been posted online by the leak site Slashleaks . If there has been one recent smartphone trend that hasn't been disgusting, its been the choice made by manufacturers to produce red color variants ... Read More »

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL image leak reveals more details

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Unlike the Pixel 2 of past year, the Pixel 3 is coming with an 18:9 display without any notch. On the front, both smartphones will feature a full-screen display with slim bezels on the sides. However, there is no information on its screen-to-body ratio. The renders are a clear look at what we should probably expect to see in an official capacity later this year with the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. Read More »

US court halves US$500 million verdict in Facebook virtual reality lawsuit

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ZeniMax sued Facebook due to the fact that one of its employees, John Carmack had left the company with two other entrepreneurs and took some of ZeniMax's intellectual property with them for their new startup - which was Oculus. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas reportedly cut that amount to $250 million on Wednesday. The judge agreed with Oculus that a sales ban would "place an unfair hardship". Read More »

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo obliterates Nürburgring lap record

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Driving the record-setting race auto was Timo Bernhard , a veteran endurance racer with a whopping five victories at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring to his name from behind the wheel of a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR. During the record attempt Porsche actually broke the lap record three consecutive times; laps of 5:31s and 5:24s were set before the final attempt of 5:19.55s. Read More »

Nissan and Italdesign team up for 'limitless' GT-R prototype

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Well, the GT-R50's styling was left to Albaisa and his design teams in London and America. The GT-R50 by Italdesign is finished in dark metallic grey with a distinctive power bulge on the bonnet, thin LED headlights stretching from the wheel arch to the lip above the outer cooling intakes, and a gold-inlaid inner element right across the front of the vehicle. Read More »

Motorola event: A new Android One phone cometh!

Probably, the Motorola One lineup may only include Android One smartphones. Compared to Motorola One Power smartphone, the Motorola One will be a smaller device. While this may just be a purely cosmetic difference, it also may prove to be more than that. On the connectivity front, the Moto E5 supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and dual-SIM. Read More »

Here's what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note9

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It was his observation that the Galaxy Note 9 and the previous Galaxy Note 8 bore high resemblance with each other and there were very minimal changes in the device. The prototype device also offers an updated Always On display, which might not be ready for Galaxy Note 9 launch and could be pushed back to Galaxy S10 launch instead. Read More »

OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones

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Have you chosen a OnePlus phone because of the firm's past record with Android updates? OnePlus originally promised to roll-out Android updates for a period of two years after the release of the phone. Android Oreo, the latest major Android version, officially released n August ... This is impressive considering Google also provides software updates to its Google Pixel and Google Pixel lineup till three years after the launch of the device. Read More »

'Mobile Airbag' Case Invented by Student Deploys When You Drop Your Smartphone

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Once you pick the phone back up, you just fold the springs back in . The impact caused the electronics inside the phone to break. Frenzel then started looking for developing a system to prevent dropped phones from breaking. Notably, the " mobile airbag " or AD case is now not available for purchase yet. A new patented design by a 25-year-old German university student could revolutionize the smartphone case industry with its fresh new take on a portable air bag. Read More »

Fortnite's 50v50 mode is back, Playground is hopefully coming soon

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Fortnite Playground mode was meant to be the big Battle Royale release this week but the LTM was taken offline soon after launch. Thankfully, Epic Games has been pretty transparent when it comes to updating players on the Fortnite Playground status, regularly tweeting about ongoing testing. Read More »

Pokemon GO creators launch Niantic Real World Platform for AR

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Niantic showed off some of its AR capabilities in a series of videos which can be found below. AR can easily put an object anywhere but it cannot process objects going between the camera and the subject. Google and Apple this year released multi-player systems, with Apple taking a contrasting approach to Google over privacy concerns. Called the Real World Platform, this technology is the driving force behind the company's famous AR games. Read More »