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Facebook hires Google silicon bigwig, but why?

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For its grand plans to take over the world, Facebook, just like Apple and Google , will need to rely on its own chips - not Intel and Qualcomm . Spokesmen for Facebook and Google declined to comment on Rabii's move. Apple already uses its own main processors in its iPads and iPhones, and hopes to ship Mac computers with Apple processors instead of Intel ones by 2020, the report says. Read More »

Photos of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leaked online show a giant display

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In the connectivity department, Mi A2 Lite will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and 4G VoLTE . The listing mentions that the Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone. The Mi A2 will measure 158.70 x 7.30 x 75.40mm and weigh in at 168 grams. Even though it was officially unveiled back in May , Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition hasn't been released on the market yet. Read More »

NEXT Trailer Previews Multiplayer, Space Fleets & Much More - No Man's Sky Videos

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You can build tiny shelters or complex colonies that are shared for all players. Not that we'd recommend doing that of course, as you should totally use the time to aid others instead. Build bases anywhere on any planet. The limits to those bases have been expanded, meaning you won't be as restricted as you previously were. Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter. Read More »

Google Assistant can now help you keep track of your day

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What we need is a mobile hub where we can see our entire day at a glance, and that's exactly what Google is adding to Google Assistant this week. You'll eventually see an overview of your notes and to-do lists (whether or not they're from Google apps), a discovery section for new activities, music suggestions and even your parking spot. Read More »

Alleged Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Leaked

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The LCD model is already rumoured to have an as cheap price as $600-700 (roughly between Rs. 41,000 and Rs. 48,000). Nonetheless, the image does confirm one thing: the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will feature slightly larger bezels than its OLED counterparts . Read More »

Hi-res render of Galaxy Note 9 surfaces: yellow stylus, blue phone

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There is also the presence of the bright yellow S-pen which is likely to only be specific to this colour sku (note to Samsung: when choosing the review device to send us I would love a blue with yellow s-pen please). Apart from the nearly identical shape, the Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 have one other thing in common: they both come with an S Pen. There aren't many changes from the Galaxy Note 8, but it wasn't exactly a bad-looking phone , either. Read More »

But removes the Tactical SMG

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This week is a content update week, so nothing major but a few additional bits and bobs. The only way to find a supply llama during a match of Fortnite: Battle Royale is to walk around and look for it or look for one as you're diving to the drop point. Read More »

Google's Launched its Job Hunting Aggregation Tool in the UK

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These job-matching sites automatically connect job seekers to various opportunities as soon as new job listings appear online. Google claims the service displays the same amount of ads as the search engine. Job hunters can go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its engine collects from recruitment agencies across the internet. Google For Jobs works alongside the company's pioneering search engine. Read More »

Apple Introducing Over 70 New Emojis for iOS & Mac

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Superhero emojis of both sexes, and animal emojis such as the kangaroo, peacock and lobster, will also be introduced in Apple's upcoming iOS 12 update later this year. We have to admit: the mooncake emoji looks particularly tasty. In a statement, they said: "Let's see Twitter alive with more emojis than it has ever seen". Read More »

Samsung Develops Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM Chip

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The company's upcoming 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip flaunts a data rate of 6,400 Mb/s, which effectively is 1.5 times faster than current LPDDR4X offerings that top out at 4,266 Mb/s. Thanks to these low-power features, the 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM will deliver power consumption reductions of up to 30 percent, maximizing mobile device performance and extending the battery life of smartphones. Read More »

Google Phone can now filter some spam calls automatically

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You're doing something important like a writing sprint or a hard report for work or school when suddenly your smartphone rings. When enabled, suspected spam calls will be routed straight to your phone's voicemail. Then, simply go to Settings - Caller ID & spam - Filter suspected spam calls . Then you'll see the " Filter suspected spam calls " option and you'll have to turn that on as well. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Multiplayer Beta Begins August

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Yes, Activision is hopping on the battle royale bandwagon with its own version of the battle royale fad made popular by the likes of Fortnite and PUBG (but mostly Fortnite ). Will you be playing the Black Ops 4 beta? Two specialist classes will be available to choose from. However, they will apparently have new gameplay mechanics that are new to Black Ops 4 . Read More »

Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

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The previous split saw 30% going to Epic Games . The move seems created to attract more attention to the Unreal Marketplace and away from competing asset clearinghouses like the Unity Asset Store , Game Dev Market , TurboSquid , and others that offer creators an industry-standard 70 percent (or less) of the total sale price to creators. Read More »

Autonomous Mustang Embarrasses Itself at Goodwood

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The German industrial giant and partner Cranfield University have outfitted a 1965 Ford Mustang with the equipment needed to give it self-driving capabilities, and plan to let it loose on a racing circuit this week. On Saturday the Michelin Supercar Run turns on the stopwatch as cars from over 20 manufacturers battle against each other to see. The auto chase was reenacted during the first day of the festival, and while the speed at which these were driven was not exactly what you would ... Read More »

Google Phone app for Android updated with spam calls filter

Basically, you find a new feature in the Caller ID & spam menu of the Google Phone app , which should prevent suspected spam calls from disturbing you when enabled. The app now has a " filter suspected spam call " option in its settings . Enabling the feature (which is off by default on our devices) means the user won't receive any sort of notification that a call has been received if Google recognizes the number as being a potentially unwanted contact. Read More »

Nintendo isn't done updating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Takahashi gave the cryptic clue in a promo interview discussing the Labo's integration with Super Mario Kart 8 - offering users the ability to play with cardboard bike handles. The last update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was Ver. Out of sight, out of mind is the attitude: Little Johnny is quiet upstairs with his video game and as long as you purposefully don't ask what he's playing you can get upset about it. Read More »

Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild coming in 2019

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The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as players strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to their advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. Read More »

McLaren unveil £1.2 billion plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025

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Among the 18 new or upgraded models due to be released by 2025 is the high-speed tourer now code-named BP23 that will be shown towards the end of this year and is expected to feature more streamlined and elegant styling than some of McLaren's wilder creations as well as a three-seater cabin layout. Read More »

Aston Martin brings 430 bhp city car to Goodwood

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This Cygnet will be faster than the outgoing V8 Vantage as the little auto is capable of a 170 miles per hour top speed and boasts a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of 4.2 seconds. It's sporting 380mm brake discs with 6-pot calipers at the front, and 330mm discs are paired with 4-pots at the rear. Aston Martin says the V8 Cygnet requires less than 4.5sec to reach 100kph from standstill before calling it the day at 274kph. Read More »

MacBook Pro brings True Tone support to LG UltraFine, Apple Thunderbolt displays

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Apple recently instituted a keyboard fix program after numerous complaints about the butterfly keyboard mechanism used by previous generation MacBooks. The team dismantles a 15-inch MacBook Pro to find out the new mechanism. Before publishing their customary teardown video for new devices, their gadget experts found an interesting rubberized layer underneath the keycaps of the keyboard, according to a statement. Read More »

Oppo Find X with Camera Slider, 3D Face Unlock launched in India

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The phone weighs around 186 grams and measures 156.7×74.2×9.6mm. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and uses Gorilla Glass 5 for safety. That said, apart from the 25 MP camera , the front side of the slider is also home to an array of sensors which are used for the O-Face Recognition technology . Read More »

Motorola launches Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition

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Today, the company launched a new variant of the Moto E5 Play running on Android Oreo (Go Edition). Software is not the only thing that is different about the new E5 Play. Assuming the rest of the specifications are the same as the U.S. model of the Moto E5 Play, it could have a 2800mAh battery, water-repellent coating, Snapdragon 425/ 427 SoC. Read More »

Vivo NEX launch in India set for June 19

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The Vivo NEX with a fully bezel-less display and a pop-up selfie camera is considerably underpriced than its competitor the OPPO Find X which was launched yesterday for Rs. In the photography department, the device is equipped with a 12MP+5MP dual-lens camera setup with a 1.4um primary sensor, PDAF, and 4-axis OIS. The NEX S phone's security features include an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock options. Read More »

Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights

Additionally, over half of individuals who experienced VR reported a 75% or higher reduction in their fear-of-heights score (risk difference 0.45, 95% CI 0.31-0.59, NNT 2.2), compared with none of those receiving usual care. The authors also note that they relied on questionnaires to assess participants' fear of heights , and did not test them in real-world scenarios. Prof Freeman said: "When VR is done properly, the experience triggers the same psychological and physiological reactions ... Read More »

Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU brings 'desktop-class graphics' to MacBook Pros

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Apple has faced criticism recently for its lack of processor updates on the MacBook Pro line despite most of its Windows PC competitors upgrading their respective models. The new models ship with up to 32 GB RAM, a redesigned keyboard, new processors, and more. Both models now come with a True Tone display for a more natural viewing experience. Read More »

Mario Kart VR Comes to the United Kingdom This Summer

The Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is coming to the country, which lets you play the game in first-person view, just like you're sitting in one of the karts yourself! Launched in Japan at Bandai Namco's VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo, last year, Mario Kart VR has finally made its way over to the United Kingdom with a launch at London's Hollywood Bowl on the O2 this August. Read More »

New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used…

The signs can detect when digital signals are being transmitted by a handset inside a vehicle, whether for calls, texts or browsing online. Although the signs can not tell whether a driver or passenger is using a handset it is hope they will help remind people of the dangers of using phones while driving. Read More »

Telecom Commission approves new policy

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And this collaboration between Trai and Berec came at the right time for net neutrality - four days after open internet rules expired in the USA, legally allowing American ISPs to slow down, block or even offer paid prioritisation to some websites. Read More »

A full version of Photoshop is coming to iPad in 2019

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Adobe's Creative Cloud product officer confirmed the plans and wants to get them 'on the market as soon as possible. The software company is planning to reveal the app at its annual Adobe MAX creativity conference in October, people familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg . Read More »

Sprint downgrades unlimited plan, adds new premium 'Unlimited Plus' offering

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Hulu is included in Sprint's Unlimited Freedom plan, alongside 10 GB of personal hotspot data per line. You'll get 10GB of LTE data when you travel to Canada and Mexico, plus 15GB of LTE hotspot data . Lines 3 through 5 cost $30 each. If you have no use for Tidal and HD streaming, and if you don't frequently use your phone as a mobile hotspot, Sprint's new and cheaper Unlimited Basic offering might be the better choice. Read More »

The Blockchain Based Smartphone from HTC - HTC Exodus

The Exodus , from HTC , is set to bring blockchain and cryptocurrency to the smartphone ... In fact, the company is now working on a new smartphone with the code name " Exodus " which will be the first blockchain smartphone in the world. Read More »

Will Smith WINS The #InMyFeelingsChallenge All The Way From Budapest

Smith made a decision to show his moves on top of the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary. Hey, sometimes when a good Drake jam comes around. you just gotta get shiggy with it. "I'ma Keep It 100..." I was TERRIFIED up there. Drake commented on Smith's epic video, writing, "Wow this video is done", accompanied by a check mark emoji. Read More »

Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

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With Site Isolation , enabled by default for 99 percent of desktop Chrome users (Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS) running the latest version of Google's web browser, each rendered process contains documents from one site at most. This also means that all iframes on a page (generally for ads) are put into a separate process than the parent frame, further increasing memory usage, but increasing security at the same time. Read More »

Tesla Model 3 Performance: Musk announces more specs of future M3 rival

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CHECK OUT: After Tesla's federal tax credits expire, which electric auto would you buy? As Tesla wrote in an annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Committee in February, its customers get the full $7,500. Farewell, tax credit, we barely knew ye. The clock is ticking for Tesla customers looking for incentives on their auto purchase. Tesla has reportedly finally reached its production goal with the Model 3 building more than 5,000 of the sedans in the last week ... Read More »

Google rolls out 'Morse code' support on Gboard for iOS

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Now Finlayson has penned a blog post on the official Google blog to talk about the new feature within Gboard , and how the ability to speak with Morse code has changed her life. In addition, Google has launched its own free game to train anyone in communicating with Morse code. Android users, on the other hand, need to use US English on devices running Android 5.0 and later to experience Morse code on the latest Gboard app. Read More »

Moment's Pro Camera App Gives Your Phone a 'DSLR Shooting Experience'

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The new Moment app for iOS and Android provides full manual control so you can adjust exposure, shutter speed, focus , ISO, white balance, image format, and more. Unfortunately, the function isn't available on Android yet (mainly the Samsung S9 Plus ), but Moment says it's working on it. Over the next few months, developers work furiously to create apps for the yet unannounced iPhone 3G. Read More »

Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition marks British marque's 100th birthday

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The 8.0 Litre was the last vehicle designed by founder Walter Owen Bentley (W. O. Bentley) before his auto company entered receivership, and was bought by rival Rolls-Royce. The W.O. Edition uses Fireglow Heritage hides with Beluga detailing and stitching. Dark Stain Burr Walnut veneer panels are also used on the harder surfaces, harking back to the 1930s 8-litre. Read More »

Microsoft counters Slack with a free version of Teams

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In a clear attempt to one-up Slack, Microsoft's Teams is actually surprisingly robust. And of course, it'll tie into all of the Office 365 online apps, like Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote. Slack also limits free users to 10 app integrations, 5GB file storage, and audio and video calling for 1:1 conversations only. Office 365 will use facial detection to automatically detect when particular people are talking, allowing you to jump straight to their portions of the event. Read More »

United Kingdom drops in worldwide broadband speed rankings

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While this report is certainly illuminating, and shows that South Africa still some way to go until it can call itself a world leader in terms of broadband speed, a more telling report would be how readily accessible connectivity is in the country, as well as how much of the population is connected. Read More »

How to Ask a Question in the App's Stories

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For example, in the screenshot above, you could roast the story-poster in as much excruciating detail as you'd like. The feature is available on iOS and Android . If you share a follower's response in a new story, their photo and user name won't be visible. Prior to the questions sticker addition, users could offer followers two options in the app and those followers could choose one or the other and Instagram would show the percentage of users who chose each option. Read More »

Sonos Speakers Get AirPlay 2 Support

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It just requires a workaround, since they're not powerful enough for standalone, native support. Using AirPlay 2 , you can instantly send sound from any AirPlay-compatible iOS app to Sonos. That means that even non-AirPlay compatible speakers like Playbar or Play:1 can reap the sonic benefits of our AirPlay 2 integration, provided theyre grouped with one of our newer, AirPlay-friendly devices in the Sonos app. Read More »

A Second Fortnite Season 5 Teaser Image Released

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Epic Games will turn the servers offline today as they bring in the brand new season in their fortnightly content update. However, in lieu of ever simply announcing what the newest additions and changes to the game will be, the developers at Epic Games will often leave cryptic hints and Easter eggs scattered across the island (or in the game's code) for the most dedicated fans to decode. Read More »

Pretending to be rich? All it takes is an iPhone

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In other words, in the USA, owning an iPhone will place you in the top quartile of income for various household groups. It's not just the iPhone either, with the same research also noting that the iPad can also have the same effect, although to a lesser extent - a 67% chance of researchers being able to correctly confirm wealth. Read More »