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Vivo X21 specifications, features listed online ahead of official launch

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According to the latest report from GizmoChina , it looks like the only thing that is now left to be known is the price of the Vivo X21. The Vivo V21 comes with the traditional fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone while the Vivo X21 UD comes with an under display fingerprint sensor similar to the recently launched Vivo X20 Plus UD . Read More »

Uber's Biggest Rival Is Experimenting With All-You-Can-Ride Monthly Subscriptions

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If you do the math, 30 rides costing $10 each ride would run $300, and that's not including tips. Uber also experimented with a subscription-based ride-hailing plan in 2016, but it remains unclear whether it proved fruitful. The ride-sharing app reached out to some of its customers recently, who spend up to $450 a month on rides, offering a chance to try one of its all-access passes. Read More »

OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition Official Specifications Are Here

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Therefore, with the R15 sporting a notch akin to that of the iPhone X , it's a high possibility that the OnePlus 6 will follow suit. Apple's iPhone X , on the other hand has a smaller 5.8-inch Super Retina display. While the Oppo R15 will be priced at CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 30,800) and comes in Snow White, Hot Red, and Star Purple colour variants, the Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition in Dream Mirror Red version will be priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 33,900) and its Ceramic ... Read More »

Try before you buy (or download) with Android Instant

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In some case they'll be full levels, while in others they'll allow users to get straight into the main game without needing to go through the app installation and set up first. Only SOME games will be in the Instant Gameplay collection right out the gate. At the Game Developers Conference 2018 today , a bunch of new cloud-based services for game development has been introduced. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Micromax Bharat 5 Pro | Price, Specifications & Features Comparison

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Further, there is another variant that comes loaded with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage . Thanks to the bezel-less design, the Redmi Note 5 Pro not only looks futuristic, but it also has a compact footprint. It has another version which has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage . It comes with up to 4GB RAM , runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. There has been information on an Android Oreo rollout yet. Read More »

HTC Vive Pro on sale - Pricing, details

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The new Vive Pro display is offering an extra two million pixels compared with the original version, with a 1440 x 1600 resolution per eye compared with the 1080 x 1200 native res of the first Vive. Vive Pro HMD pre-orders begin today on Vive.com and other Vive retailers with units shipping globally on April 5th. It has a redesigned head strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly, and it has adjustment buttons for people with glasses. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Since the figures quoted are in U.S. dollars, we can say, these may represent the US-variants which come with Qualcomm inside. Changes include standard Oreo things, like picture-in-picture, Autofill, and notification dots, as well as Samsung-exclusive features like more Edge lighting effects, Dual Messenger, and more. Read More »

Epic didn't pay Drake or Ninja for their record-setting stream

The stream eventually ended up with four players and more than 635,000 concurrent viewers at one point, a record for the streaming platform. Adding to the entertainment value of the streaming session was the fact that Drake was actually already a decent player of " Fortnite: Battle Royale ". Read More »

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming West on PS4 August 28

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That's not all, though - pre-orders and first-run copies of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will come in an elaborate SteelBook featuring Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda. Much like the other Yakuza remake, Kiwami 2 comes with a laundry list of new content. It will also boast a number of improvements and additions aside from being remade in Yakuza 6's Dragon Engine. Read More »

Amazon is testing "Brief Mode" for Alexa

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A user asked Alexa to turn their lights on and was greeted with the voice-activated assistant stating that this would be the last time it would verbally confirm the command. AndroidAuthority.com, for example, suggests that complete silence might be more preferable than a beep. It appears to still be in a testing phase, as the brief mode setting isn't yet showing up for all users. Read More »

Nordic athlete Mark Arendz to be Canada's flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony

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Hall paid tribute to his late mother Gayle Hall who was killed in a vehicle accident in 2010, not long after he won his first Olympic gold medal in Vancouver. "To be honest, I did not expect the gold after placing third in the first run". Arendz already had raced to a silver and bronze in biathlon here, plus a bronze in cross-country skiing's 1.5-kilometre sprint classic. Read More »

Fortnite Mobile Friend Invites Now Available

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Fortnite for mobile brings the same last-player-standing action to iOS smartphones that players have enjoyed on PC and consoles for the last several months. Some people still prefer the console/PC versions, but we've been hearing that Fortnite has run really well on high-end devices, even in beta testing. Read More »

Xiaomi brings the Lake Blue colour of Redmi 5A to India

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The new Redmi Note 5 also benefits from the dual-pixel PDAF technology which should theoretically lead to quicker focus speeds. As for the Redmi 5A's specs, the device sports a 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. First, the similarities. Both models have the same 5.99-inch, 2160x1080 pixel IPS LCD panel, Snapdragon 636 chipset, 3/4/6GB of RAM with a 32/64GB of storage and a 4000mAh battery. Read More »

Sea Of Thieves Kraken Battle Teased In New Launch Trailer

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Ahead of release, Microsoft has now released the game's launch trailer. The Xbox One S Sea of Thieves Bundle is available for pre-order now at participating retailers in most Xbox One markets for $299.99 Dollars. With the Xbox One family of devices, you can play a robust library of titles with more than 1,300 games and 220 exclusives available today, including Backward Compatible titles that make Xbox One the only console system to play the best games of the past, present and future. Read More »

Kepler, NASA's Planet Hunter, is running out of fuel

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On Wednesday NASA looked back on the possible failure the telescope narrowly avoided in 2013, in which a second reaction wheel broke and skewed it away from the direction it was meant to view. While the scientists are staring down at a rough estimate of Kepler's remaining useful life, they remain optimistic. Last September, NASA sent the Cassini space craft on a "death dive" into Saturn, rather than risk it falling into one of the planet's moons, the agency explained. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Reaches 5 Million Players on Xbox

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The report suggests that an iOS launch will follow shortly, although there's still no word on a United Kingdom release date. For non-Canadian gamers, you can either sit tight and wait for PUBG Mobile to arrive in your local Google Play Store , or change your region to Canada temporarily. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy S9 hits stores: Here's what to know

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For the Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB variant), a user has to pay Rs 9,990 as the down payment. The offer also includes the same built-in postpaid plan with 80GB monthly data, unlimited calling, along with free one year Amazon Prime membership and access to Airtel Secure, Airtel TV and Wynk Music apps. Read More »

An Astronaut's DNA to no Longer Match with his Identical Twin's

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A year ago, NASA distributed its initial round of preliminary outcomes at the 2017 Investigator's Workshop. To track physical changes caused by time in space, scientists measured Kelly's metabolites (necessary for maintaining life), cytokines (secreted by immune system cells) and proteins (workhorses within each cell) before, during and after his mission. Read More »

Microsoft to expand Azure Cloud services in Europe, Middle East

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Microsoft has been building up to this move for a while. San Francisco: Microsoft has announced plans to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud services from its first data centre locations in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and soon expand the Cloud options for customers in Germany. Read More »

Putin: Russia to send space mission to Moon, Mars

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Apart from that, it will search for the possible habitability of the planet's environment and will examine different place to get information about ancient microbial life. Other details like the launch vehicle, the spaceship, and even what the science mission of this 2019 launch is still not known. A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Read More »

Goodbye Android Wear: Google hits reset with new Wear OS name

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And while Google has undoubtedly made strides in bolstering security on Android, sometimes it feels as if we can't even go a few weeks without researchers unearthing yet another nasty Android exploit. It's still a problem, but clearly Google is making inroads into it. Apple, which produces yearly hardware, software, and SoC upgrades for its Apple Watch, is naturally at the top of the market. Read More »

Magna partners with rideshare company Lyft

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This partnership is an industry-first and positions Magna and Lyft to enable the development and manufacturing of self-driving systems at scale. Logan said that the resulting self-driving vehicle technology will also be available, presumably for purchase, by other auto companies who might not have their own self-driving tech team. Read More »

"A Wrinkle in Time" is full of untimely wrinkles

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The cause is close to her heart: she was bullied when she was younger. In the book, the hippy soothsayer the Mrs. bring Meg & co.to identifies as a woman. Witherspoon and Kaling also have a lot of great material here, even if Witherspoon overshadows Kaling 10 times over. The acting in this film was definitely on two totally opposite ends of the spectrum: Chris Pine , while still enveloped in a subpar plot, gave a fantastic performance. Read More »

Ford launches hybrid, electric vehicle blitz

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Lincoln won't be alone in the electrification push, says Farley, noting every time Ford launches a new utility vehicle in North America the company intends to have a hybrid version ready as well. The automaker will build gas-electric versions of all of its most popular vehicles by 2021, including the F-150 pickup, Escape crossover and Mustang muscle auto. Read More »

Developers Can Now Tap Google Maps for More Immersive Games

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At the Games Developers Conference (GDC) next week, Google will reveal more on the several augmented reality games that will use Google Maps to geolocate gameplay. Google has already partnered with three developers on location-based titles. Pokémon Go surprised the world in July 2016 when it appeared with game characters implanted in a real world map. Read More »

Google Unveils Plus Codes: A New, Open-Source Alternative to Street Addresses

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In addition to this, a majority of addresses are hard to locate, especially those of people living in remote locations. Suren noted that since the time Google India launched Navigation in Hindi three years ago, they have consistently received requests to be able to change the voice-guided navigation from English to a local language. Read More »

Devil May Cry Coming To Monster Hunter

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The reveal comes in the form of a near pitch-perfect trailer that mimics the sights and sounds of the original Devil May Cry , showing numerous monsters challenging the legendary devil hunter. In Monster Hunter , that weapon falls in the Charge Blade category, and typically features a hefty shield that, when combined with its matching sword, can turn into a massive axe. Read More »

Dota 2 Replaces Battle Pass With Subscription-Based Dota Plus

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Purchases of The International Battle Pass had been used to generate a prize pool for Valve's annual Dota 2 world championships tournament, The International, with 25 per cent of proceeds put towards the fund; The International 2017 awarded prize money from a US$24.7 million purse. Read More »

Disney Reorganizes Consumer Products, Streaming Businesses

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Disney has said that its new structure of Direct-to-Consumer and worldwide segment will serve as a global multiplatform media powerhouse using the technology and distribution organization for content from Disney's Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups. Read More »

A Year in Space Changed 7% of This Astronaut's DNA

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One half of the NASA Twins Study examining the effects of long-term space flight on the human body, Scott orbited our planet for 340 days, while his identical twin brother, Mark, stayed home. "By studying how space travel can influence chemical changes in RNA and DNA, new "space genes" were reported, indicating significant cell stress and correlations with changes noted by other Twins Study investigators", explained NASA. Read More »

Google Assistant now talks in Hindi

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This requires changing your device language to Hindi . Until now, Assistant is available in the English language, but starting today, users can interact in the Hindi language as well. It's also confirmed that it will be soon made available for Android Oreo (Go Edition ) devices. Further, Google has built a dedicated site to highlight what Hindi commands you can use in the Google Assistant app. Read More »

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Is Available For Pre-Purchase!

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Now, if only Capcom could throw Resident Evil 7 PC players a bone with VR support. If you haven't had the chance to try Skyrim out yet, maybe you could find the time to give Skyrim VR a chance! That is in line with the general reception of Fallout 4 VR , which received notably higher ratings from users on the PlayStation 4 than on the PC. Read More »

Xbox details E3 2018 press conference date, time and location

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According to Mike Nichols, Xbox Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft is "creating an entirely new show experience" for E3 attendees. More details about the company's E3 showing are expected to be revealed next month. As Microsoft has detailed in a recent blog post, the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing will be held in the Microsoft Theater, which happens to be located right across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Read More »

Microsoft to open 2 cloud centres in Germany

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It also works with technology partners throughout the Middle East and Africa to support more than 4,000 start-ups, and integrating its Abu Dhabi and Dubai data centres with its global cloud infrastructure will connect regional businesses with global opportunities, said Hashish. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Deviljho Release And Spring Event Update

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The update will be free for all players. Bring Deviljho materials to the Workshop and they'll be able to craft 2 complete armor sets-Vangis α and Vangis β-as well as a new entry in each of the 14 existing weapon types, including brand new Deviljho designs for Sword and Shield, Hunting Horn , Bow , Insect Glaive and Charge Blade! Gamers who take down these monsters receive numerous materials that can be used to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt down even more risky ... Read More »

Trump decision on Qualcomm raises red flag on megadeals

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The deal, spearheaded by CEO Hock Tan, would have created the world's No. 3 semiconductor company with a leading market share in smartphones, vehicle electronics and industrial internet devices. Brent Iadarola, Frost & Sullivan's vice president of mobile and wireless communications, tells Channel Partners the administration's stance is distinctly based on national security sensitivities, so "I can't envision any scenario where this transaction is brought to fruition while Trump is in office". Read More »

Walmart expands grocery delivery service to 100 more cities across US

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But Walmart also is proving a force to be reckoned with. Walmart said on Wednesday that it planned to offer home delivery of groceries bought online in 100 cities in the United States, as it seeks to compete with rival retailers, led by Amazon , amid an accelerating campaign for control of America's kitchen cupboards. Read More »

Twitch Prime Subscribers Now Get Free PC Titles Every Month

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Twitch has just announced that it is celebrating the community's enormous response to the Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier program by welcoming new members with free games . Ever since it arrived it launched in 2016, subscribers were privy to free games every so often. The Amazon-owned Twitch has been running a paid membership tier for a while now, but if you haven't been tempted to join before your head might be turned by the company's new initiative. Read More »

XIAOMI to launch four new smart phones on Jumia

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Redmi 1S, Mi 3 are some of the oldest smartphones available in the country. Xiaomi has been teasing the upcoming device for quite some time using the hashtag #CompactPowerhouse on its social media channels. In terms of hardware specifications, Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC based on a 14nm FinFET technology and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Read More »

Stephen Hawking helped elevate Canada's science profile

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The Briton died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning, his family said. A man of great humour, he became a popular ambassador for science and was always careful to ensure that the general public had ready access to his work. Read More »

YouTube for iOS Launches 'Dark Theme', Now Live in Canada

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This feature debuted on YouTube's desktop site a year ago. To activate the mode, you simply tap your account profile picture in the YouTube app , navigate to Settings , and flick on "Dark mode". For those who like to watch YouTube in bed at night, this Dark theme will help keep brightness to a minimum, especially if you have a partner who is sensitive to light at night. Read More »

Citi Bike, Other Bike-Sharing Data In 179 Cities Added

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The app will show the location of bikes and docking stations, along with more 12, ooo points of interest, Ito World said in a press release. Ito World has worked with many companies and has licensed as well as normalized bike-sharing data. Read More »

Fitbit unveils a $200 rival to the Apple Watch

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Like the Ionic , it's platform agnostic. Youll get at-a-glance info of your weekly health and fitness stats. It also claims heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises. A new family Fitbit account accompanies the Ace, offering parental control features to keep the kids safe while using the device. It has a five day battery life and is now available to pre-order in blue or purple, priced at £79.99. Read More »

Will Nokia 9 Come Out With an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

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HMD Global unveiled several smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) a couple of weeks ago including the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1, and Nokia 8110 4G. The basic one will feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, whereas the other variant will feature 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a curved edge-to-edge 5.5-inch pOLED 2K display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Read More »

Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Mentioned In Parental Controls App Update

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To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad. When a bedtime alarm is set, play will be restricted from the set time until 06:00 the following day. Nintendo has also teased that it is possible to get the recording time up to 15 minutes so this can also be implemented with a future firmware update. Read More »

Creepy launch trailer released for tomorrow's Assassin's Creed: Origins expansion

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Here Bayek will encounter undead pharaohs materializing in the streets and slaughtering civilians. Bayek's objective would be to hunt down key artifacts linked to each pharaoh in order to put them to rest. Alongside fathoming the secret of the dead's ascent, Bayek will need to battle different mysterious beasts like goliath scorpions. In the meantime, you can check out some of the gameplay ahead of tomorrow's launch. Read More »