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United Kingdom unveils plans for full fibre and 5G internet

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Many areas in the county have long suffered from erratic connections - particularly those living outside of our major towns. Announced during the Royal Welsh Show, the government's Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) proposes a raft of changes which are created to bring 5G and full fibre connectivity to the entire United Kingdom - but, before you get excited, the review comes with a rather generous schedule that won't see its goals met until 2033. Read More »

Consumer Reports Defends 2018 MacBook Pro Throttling

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That's because the chip automatically downgraded its performance to avoid heat damage. "It's a bug, and it's something that should be addressed, but it's not going to be a widespread problem" because it didn't affect Apple's more affordable mainstream laptops, Greengart says. Read More »

Why have physical security keys slashed phishing incidents at Google?

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The keys serve as an alternative to two-factor authentication, in which users first log into a website using a password and then must enter an additional one-time code that's usually sent to their phone via text or an app. Google attributes its success to products called "security keys", or USB devices that you need in addition to a password in order to log in to a protected account . Read More »

Nintendo Thwomps LoveROMs and LoveRetro with Multimillion Dollar Infringement Lawsuits

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Nintendo has filed lawsuits against two popular ROM sites that are accused of distributing illegal ROMs of Nintendo games and violating other trademarks. Arizona is where Nintendo filed the lawsuits, alleging copyright infringement for hosting a "staggering number" of pirated games. Nintendo has taken a hardline stance over emulators and ROMs by suing LoveROMs and LoveRETRO. Read More »

Microsoft to Release Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles

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I don't think however Microsoft needs new hardware to take on the casual gamer market. The second device is a cloud-centric console designed specifically for streaming. A "splice" or "slice" of the game will run locally, and Microsoft's cloud will "stitch" it together with the game running on the server side. Microsoft's Xbox One was originally launched almost 5 years ago, which means that many are already talking about what its successor will look like. Read More »

Leaked Email Suggests Nvidia's 11-Series Arrives Late August

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The new report revolves around an email that was allegedly shared between an NVIDIA board partner and a retailer that will be selling the GeForce GTX 11 Series to customers. Custom models based on reference graphics cards by Nvidia are also expected to be released around the same time as well. However, it could also reinforce the rumor of the July 30 reveal. Read More »

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo leaks, may launch alongside Galaxy

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The upcoming Note 9 is rumoured to feature a 4,000mAh battery, and Samsung has registered a new wireless charger that could improve upon the already-fast wireless recharge capabilities of recent Galaxy smartphones. Again, Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo just covers two devices at once. After early rumours hinted at Samsung making a return to Google's Wear OS with its next smartwatch, that's looking less and less likely. Read More »

‘Fortnite’s’ Playground Mode Returns This Week

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Retail Row has a birthday cake that you can find in the centre of the road. But even more extensive changes dropped alongside Patch 5.10, and even though they have nothing to do with Epic's celebration of the game's success, they'll have a far deeper impact than cake slices will. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite global launch today

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Not only features, the official pricing and availability details has been leaked just before the launch. As the name suggests, this is basically a "Lite" version of the Mi A2 . The Android One program has been somewhat revitalized in the a year ago or so, with HMD Global, in particular, releasing a number of Nokia branded phones with the purest form of Android. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Watch Accidentally Revealed On Samsung’s Own Website

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Are you excited for the future launch of the Samsung custom-made GPU? Credit: Tom's GuideAccording to Graphic Speak (corroborated by EE Times and reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe ), the GPU will sport an entirely new design. To achieve a new echelon of performance per watt, EETimes reports that the architecture bundles multiple instructions into a group that can be executed in a single cycle. Read More »

St Louis Uber driver live-streamed hundreds of passengers

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In a statement , an Uber spokesperson said the "troubling behavior in the videos" violated its community guidelines , and that the "driver's access to the app has been removed while we evaluate his partnership with Uber". The Twitch videos were subsequently removed, and Gargac's tweets are now private. Gargac said telling customers about the filming produced contrived results. Read More »

Resolution revolution? Sony's new image sensor boasts 48MP

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The images on the left shows a shot from a conventional phone camera image (with 12 effective megapixels), while the right side shows photos from a camera with the IMX586 sensor (with 48 effective megapixels). 48 megapixels takes the sensor to true SLR height but it's more than just about numbers. With each pixel measuring 0.8 micrometers, the sensor measure only 8 mm, just large enough for a 1/2-inch type sensor. Read More »

Mega Man 11 Boss Torch Man Revealed At SDCC 2018

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Mega Man: Fully Charged is finally hitting the Cartoon Network on August 5, years after it was announced. The show is based on the classic games, with season one running for ten episodes in total. "Following Capcom's announcement of the new Mega Man 11® video game, we are thrilled to be launching an exciting new animated series, Mega Man : Fully Charged ". Read More »

European Union fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

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For those who came in late, the European Union dared to fine Google rather a lot of cash for using its Android powers to squeeze out other software from its smartphones. Apple also prides itself on pushing the most up-to-date version of iOS out to mobile devices. Blumenthal previously called on regulators to investigate how Google tracks users of Android phones. Read More »

PlayStation 4 System Update 6.00 Beta Test Sign-Ups Open

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Update 6.0 is expected to have a similar list of major new features though, again, Sony is keeping specific details of the update under wraps for the time being. As of time of writing, registrations are only available to users over in Japan and North America. The page for Europe hasn't been refreshed yet, but we're sure this will catch up very soon. Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook and Friends Looking to Drive Data Portability

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Google , Microsoft , Facebook , and Twitter are collaborating on a new open source data portability project to make it easier for users to transfer their data between these websites . The tech giants also released a white paper on this project. When you switch to competing online services, you would like to have your existing data there as well. Read More »

Suzuki Burgman Street to target about 10,000 unit sales per month

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Both the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 and the Grazia come with LED headlamps with position lights, while NTorq comes with standard halogen lamps with DRLs, however, while the Burgman gets LED taillamps, the other two get standard units. It gets a 5.6-litre fuel tank with a 21.5-litre underseat storage capacity. Powering the Burgman Street is a 124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that delivers 8.58 BHP @ 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of torque @ 5,000 rpm. Read More »

High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

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Telkom Kenya's CEO, Aldo Mareuse , said: "We will work very hard with Loon , to deliver the first commercial mobile service, as quickly as possible, using Loon's balloon-powered Internet in Africa". Telkom company based in Kenya with whom Alphabet will provide the service is the third biggest operator in the country after Safaricom and Bharti Airtel's Kenya unit. Read More »

New Walking Dead VR game lets you live the TV show

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Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is now working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead . As described in the press release, players will encounter iconic locations while trying to survive what remains. Titled The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. There are now no details on which consoles the title will appear on, but at this time the game is set for a 2019 release date. Read More »

The Galaxy Note 9 Might End Up Being the Last Galaxy Note

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Another benefit of taking this route will be that Samsung's production and development costs will be severely reduced and it will also allow the design team to invest their efforts to create a more compelling family of smartphones while focusing on the design and functionality as well. Read More »

Mobile Offers 512MB Of LTE With $5 International Data Pass

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Credit: OoklaSpeeds on the two devices for different carriers matched Ookla's overall Speed Scores, with one notable exception: iPhone Xs on Verizon's network were faster than the iPhones using T-Mobile's network. The report also showed that consumers in these areas may find themselves having to choose between speed and coverage. Sprint also said it plans to add more cell sites and small cells, and deploy Massive MIMO to launch mobile 5G in the first half of 2019. Read More »

Rising sea levels are threatening our internet infrastructure

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In a talk to internet network researchers, Ramakrishnan Durairajan , an assistant professor in the computer and information science department at the University of OR, warned that most of the damage could come in the next 15 years. Given how close many of them are to sea level, they do not need a lot of time to dive under the water, experts warn. Tell them their internet is at risk. Read More »

Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i

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And though this processor doesn't have the separate NPU (Neural Processing Unit) dedicated for AI as in the Kirin 970 , the Kirin 710 does feature an improved Image Signal processor and a new Digital Signal processor for better photographic capabilities. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max 3: 6.9-inch display, 5,500mAh battery, and more

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There's also a 2.5D curved glass covering the display. The 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB models of the Mi Max 3 carry respective price tags of 1,699 Yuan (~$252) and 1,999 Yuan. The Mi Max 3 has a 5,500mAh battery which means it includes 200mAh more power than the predecessor model. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 that measures 176.2 x 87.4 x 8mm is slightly bigger and thinner than the Mi Max 2 with dimensions 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm. Read More »

Xaviant pulls The Culling 2 from stores, makes original free-to-play

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From there, Xaviant will be paying more attention to what the community is asking for, and will be looking to turn The Culling into the game that fans wanted. "So we turned it off and we moved on to something else, and that was a mistake". The decision to pull the plug on The Culling 2 resulted from complaints over abandoning the original game, its decreased emphasis on melee combat, low server populations and more. Read More »

New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

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The procedure for the space bar replacement has also changed from the previous model. Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros feature a new membrane under the keyboard, and now we have confirmation on just what the film is meant to do. The video revealed that it took 39 minutes for the new 2018 MacBook Pro to complete the rendering job while the older model was able to do the same task in 35 minutes. Read More »

Google faces record-breaking EU fine tipped to exceed £2.1 billion

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The company's high payouts to app developers, coupled with its entrenched relationship with millions of advertisers, has turned Google into the main revenue source for many apps. The European Commission is empowered to fine Google up to 10% of its annual turn-over, or around $11 billion, and the new fine is expected to eclipse that sum. Read More »

Google is fined $5 billion for its illegal restrictions

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The European Commission has fined Google five billion US dollars for anti-trust violations - the biggest fine given by European anti-trust regulators against a single firm. A third antitrust case against Google is also still open in the European Union, which alleges the tech giant holds dominance in online advertising via its Adsense tool. Read More »

Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

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Yuris Norido, 39, reporting for several state-authorized television and websites thinks this as a radical change. In addition to journalists, certain customers like companies and embassies have also bought mobile data plans from December. Read More »

IBM wants Groupon to cough up $167m for patent infringement

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John Desmarais, IBM lawyer, informed a jury in a federal court in DE about Groupon overstepping patents that describe foundational e-commerce technology which has already been licensed to Facebook Inc., Amazon Inc., and Google's Alphabet Inc., for an amount between $20 million and $50 million per company. Read More »

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 6 to be stronger than ever

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The big picture: If you have a smartphone, odds are, it utilizes some form of Corning Gorilla Glass . "This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage", Dr. Apple has famously moved to what is almost an all-glass design with hardware like iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. "With both its aesthetic and performance advantages, glass is on the right side of the technology curve and will continue to be the material of choice for mobile consumer electronics", said Scott ... Read More »

Microsoft will announce 'all-new Xbox hardware' at gamescom

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The new case will act as a charger, so it will power up as soon as you put it away. At the moment, the Xbox one says it will show off " new Xbox One bundles and accessories" rather than just "new hardware ". Similar to the Xbox One X , this would ensure it supports new games and existing Xbox One games. The live stream will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 21st at 10:30 AM ET. Read More »

Microsoft Reported to be Working on Android-Powered Smartphones

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Timeline enables you to move in a project's timeline across different machines. A year ago it has surpassed 1 Million Downloads . Further, it can be seen that Microsoft is actively leaving its footprints in the Android segment by releasing worthful features through regular updates. Read More »

Amazon's Best Selling Anti-Aging Brand Is on Sale for Prime Day

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Shoppers in the USA and elsewhere in the world are struggling to access e-commerce giant Amazon's website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day , got underway. As of Monday afternoon, there were 4,670 social media posts about the Prime Day crash. Looking for more? Step right this way, sir/madam. Trouble on the site spiked when the event began at 3 p.m. Read More »

Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying

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Ridesharing services like Uber have undeniably made getting around town easier, but there are unique circumstances when hailing a cab is decidedly more convenient. If you set a ride up in the future, Uber now guarantees your ride will arrive at the specified time. She said she received a message from Uber after the episode claiming that she had acted inappropriately towards the driver - an accusation she denies. Read More »

BMW G 310 R launched in India, priced at INR 2.99 lakh

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BMW Motorrad dealers across the country have already commenced bookings for both motorcycles for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Though the G 310 R had also made an Indian appearance earlier (at Auto Expo 2016) this year's expo marked the India-debut of the GS. Read More »

Audi updates TT sports vehicle

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Beneath the revised bodywork, the facelifted 2019 Audi TTS will retain a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Along with its engine line-up changes, the tweaked third-generation TT, for which Britain has the biggest appetite in Europe, also now comes with more standard kit. Read More »

The New Toyota Supra Will Get A Four-Cylinder Engine

Toyota's Tada also told the magazine the new Supra will have a shorter wheelbase than the 86 sport compact; that the company is benchmarking it against the mid-engined Porsche Cayman; and that it will be more track-focused than its BMW sibling. Read More »

European Union hits Google with record €4.34 billion fine

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Google lost a similar battle in Russian Federation several months ago, but it only received a fine in the tens of millions of dollars. Google said Android had created choice and not hindered it. This was amid complaints it gave the service a prominent position on the internet search engine, while rival services were demoted. "Any action by the European Union is akin to shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted", he said. Read More »

Mobile adds $5 LTE global data pass as free roaming spreads

Indeed, you're looking at 2G data speeds, which means a trickling 128 Kbps or thereabouts. So the global pass will give you considerably faster data, but in a very limited amount. T-Mobile is making a couple of changes to its global roaming data pass pricing to compete against Verizons. The pass also includes unlimited talk time without the $0.25/min charge, and of course you still get the unlimited texting that the regular Simple Global plan includes. Read More »

Netflix's FAST.com Now Shows Connection Latency and Upload Speed

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Since the launch of the service in 2016, the website, Fast.com has gained significant popularity for speed testing owing to its straightforward minimalistic design. Going to FAST .com seemed like the easiest way to check your connection speed and Netflixs vast bandwidth could support it without breaking a sweat. Read More »

A look at Chrome's new tab design

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Nobody escapes the change, because those with Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS will feel the effects. With more and more breaches and hacks popping up almost weekly in the news, the need for better security remains high, and the people at Google kept that thought in mind when developing the latest version of Chrome. Read More »