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Samsung India set to launch new Galaxy A premium smartphone

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In Taiwan, the Galaxy Note 9 is now available for pre-order until August 20 and will start shipping from 24th August. Black is now the most popular color for the 128 gigabyte model of the Galaxy Note 9, with users also choosing blue as their top pick for the 512 GB edition, carriers here said. Read More »

Black & Gold Huawei Mate 20 Lite Renders Surface Online

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The new processor is expected to boost up the smartphone performance compared to Kirin 659. The previously surfaced firmware files suggested that the Mate 20 will come with a Kirin 980 SoC and include wireless charging support. The Mate 20 Lite will also sport a notch but unlike the high-end models it does not look like the handset will get support for advanced 3D facial recognition; instead buyers might be able to take advantage of Face Unlock as well as the fingerprint reader placed ... Read More »

Google employees revolt over censored search engine project for China, reports say

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The project is for a search engine created to comply with the Chinese government's censorship laws . Meanwhile, Pichai has made repeated trips to China to discuss the project with some of the country's top Communist leaders. China is one-fifth of the world's population. Human rights organisations and activists expressed their worry over Google's plans when they were shared earlier this month in U.S. Read More »

PUBG Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads of iOS and Android

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As per a report in Venture Beat , in March, the scaled-down version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , PUBG Mobile , from PC and Xbox One, reached the iOS and Android phones. PUBG is incredibly popular on PC and console, and the mobile version is crushing it as well. The most recent update was based on the Mission: Impossible Fallout film. Read More »

Google will continue tracking you, even if you told it not to

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The claims have been confirmed by researchers from Princeton. Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called "Your Timeline". Be aware of which services you sign in on, like Chrome. Use this link to open the Activity Controls page, and then uncheck the "Web & App Activity" button on that page. Read More »

Rollout begins of dark mode and Material Design within Android Messages

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You can enable the dark mode on the updated Messages app by tapping the three-dot menu key from the top-right corner for the screen and then selecting the Enable dark mode option. This refreshing change comes as a surprise, as tons of apps have been updated with no variations at all except from changing the accent color to white. Read More »

Sony: Global PlayStation VR System Sales Pass 3 Million Units

Nearly 340 games are available for the system, Sony said , and it shared the 10 most popular to show that PSVR owners are playing a variety of games. What's more, Sony has also announced the release dates for two upcoming PlayStation VR games. The firm revealed that The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim VR was the most played game so far on the platform, just ahead of PlayStation VR Worlds - the introductory title containing five experiences created to acclimatise users with virtual reality. Read More »

Apple may launch a new MacBook Air in September or October

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The MacBook will be supposedly be priced at $1,200 in the USA when it releases later this year industry sources have told DigiTimes . Other analytics have claimed that new entry-level MacBooks will pop up in either September or October. According to the report, the new MacBook will contain a 13-inch screen and was originally planned to launch late past year but was delayed due to problems with Intel's 10-nanometer chip manufacturing problems. Read More »

50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustang Racer Breaks Cover At Woodward

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A Whipple Gen 5 3.0-liter supercharger boosts a 5.2-liter engine that delivers the most power ever produced by a Mustang Cobra Jet. But the new Cobra Jet's 5.2-liter supercharged version of Ford's stock 5.0-liter V-8 propels the vehicle to a mid-eight-second quarter-mile (about one second quicker than the 840-hp Demon) and a top speed of more than 150 miles per hour, the automaker claims. Read More »

US judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'

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Some don't care about modding their single-player games, which really only affects one person at a time, but it's hard to think of any that even tolerate cheating in their multiplayer games. Take-Two suggested it had lost around $500,000 due to players using Zipperer's programs in the original filing, and U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton agreed, claiming that the publisher would nearly certainly show Zipperer infringed on the GTA trademark and harmed the company's sales and reputation. Read More »

Google at risk of £3bn fine over location tracking

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Google has given the following response for the change of language on the page. "We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more consistent and clear across our platforms and help centers". It also acknowledges that 'some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps'. That doesn't solve the ongoing challenge of disabling location services in other apps. Read More »

Zephyrus S gaming laptop unveiled by ASUS with thinner design

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In order to make room for all the components and fans necessary to keep a laptop this thin cool, Asus moved the keyboard to the front of the laptop similar to the original Zephyrus and brought back the digital touchpad/num pad. Like the Zephyrus, this laptop fits all of Asus's usual features, like Aura Sync RGB keyboard and system lighting as well as a HyperCool Pro cooling system. Read More »

The Diablo 3 Switch Port Took 9 Months

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Now that Blizzard is finally on board with the Switch this could open up a door for Hearthstone and more Blizzard sequels in the future. A Ganondorf armor transmog, Majora's Mask wings, and a cucco pet are also confirmed. Some kind of cross-save feature would be the dream, and I reached out to Blizzard to see if that's in the works, but our bet considering the current state of things, and that it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the information we received, is that it's a no. Read More »

Battlefield V's battle royale mode has the prettiest circle of death

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That technology hasn't quite been mastered yet I don't think, though it is a very pretty game, as you can see above. This may actually be our first look at Battlefield Royale , the game's battle royale mode . This latest traileris probably the one the studio should've led with back at E3. We could be looking at the start of EA's big awareness and marketing push for Battlefield 5 , which hasn't really been present thus far. Read More »

Diablo III: Eternal Collection Leaks For Nintendo Switch Ahead Of Announcement

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According to ResetEra , Forbes published then deleted a news post that said " Diablo III " will be coming to Nintendo Switch. It will launch at an MSRP of $59.99. Blizzard Entertainment did not immediately respond to our questions about the Forbes report. As for the other " Diablo " projects Blizzard teased, we'll likely hear more about those during BlizzCon 2018, which takes place November 2-3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Read More »

Nvidia Clears Its Crypto Cloud

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The chip maker began experiencing a run on its graphics processors previous year, as booming value of cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum sparked a rush to build devices to "mine" said currencies. Nvidia's data centre chip business grew 83 percent to $760 million, beating estimates of $743.6 million. While data centers now account for a fifth of the company's revenue , Bloomberg noted, the gaming industry is still its main income source. Read More »

What Google changed in its location-tracking explanation

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When this option remains enabled, Google continues tracking your location. Now it says, " This setting does not affect other location services on your device , like Google Location Services and Find My Device". Users could, however, pause location tracking by turning off another setting, called Web and Apps Activity. Some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps . Read More »

‘Hacky hack hack’: Australia teen breaches Apple’s secure network

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He told others about his exploits on WhatsApp , and stored the stolen data in a folder named "hacky hack hack". The Crown prosecutor also acknowledged that Apple was "very sensitive about publicity". Once Apple detected his presence in their networks, the company contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the court heard. At Apple's request, authorities did not go into detail regarding the methods the teen used to break into the secure servers. Read More »

Nokia 6.1 receives a price cut in India

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As spotted by NPU , the Nokia 6.1 Plus global variants with model number TA-1116, TA-1103 and TA-1083 have appeared on both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications. The smartphone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is now priced at Rs 15,499, against its original price of Rs 16,999. The highlight of Nokia 6.1 Plus is the 5.8-inch LCD display with a notch, and resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. Read More »

The OnePlus 6T will launch on T-Mobile for $550 this fall

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The OnePlus 6 - see our full review - is an outstanding smartphone that starts at just $529. We learned a few months ago that OnePlus was now negotiating partner terms with at least one USA carrier, but we didn't know which one. It's definitely worth pointing out that the OnePlus 6 is already compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T's GSM networks. Will the OnePlus 6T bring a sizable price hike, or something more consistent with OnePlus' previous incremental bumps? Regardless of that, ... Read More »

Google to Unveil Echo Show Competitor This Year

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In any case, this rumor comes from Nikkei Asian Review , which spoke to unnamed sources who told it that Google will look to have this display-equipped smart speaker ready to go by the ever-important holiday shopping season. The Google Smart Display will have the same functionality as other Smart Displays now on the market - or about to enter - with the ability to "play YouTube videos, check their calendars and view maps". Read More »

Google adds Confidential mode to Gmail app

Gmail did not respond to inquiries when the mode will arrive to iOS devices, but it should hit Apple devices. Gmail introduced the Confidential Mode for its users to facilitate communications involving sensitive information over mail, a feature in high demand given the current concerns regarding data security. Read More »

Verizon To Offer YouTube TV In 5G Broadband Rollout 08/16/2018

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The company expects home internet installations to begin in Indianapolis , Houston , Los Angeles and Sacramento in the second half of 2018. Sprint is collaborating with LG Electronics USA to deliver what the fourth-largest US mobile network operator said in its announcement will be the "first mobile 5G smartphone in the U.S.in the first half of 2019". Read More »

Capcom/Valve to fix Monster Hunter

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Monster Hunter: World was created in collaboration with Capcom Co. The only issue revealed is that regulatory officials have received "a large number of complaints" about the content, but with no more specific information it remains to be seen what precisely has caused the issue. Read More »

'Gobsmacked': 600 firefighters battle winter bushfires in NSW

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A spokesman for Bega Valley Shire Council said the fire at Bemboka was mainly burning through national park, and fire crews were hampered by the hard, rough and dry terrain. "It's certainly extremely dry", Mr Rogers said . 'Usually winter conditions are just rainy and it just blows roofs off, ' she said. Fire crews have been on high alert, after the entire state of New South Wales was last week declared as either "in drought" or "drought affected", bringing dry conditions. Read More »

LG Electronics and Sprint work on 5G readiness

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As global mobile carriers scramble to commercialize the next generation 5G network by early next year, smartphone makers are preparing to launch phones that run on 5G. Some of the carriers have already announced plans to setup the infrastructure needed in several cities. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray told ZDNet that the carrier's 5G deployment across 30 cities this year - Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Dallas are to have the service by 2019 - is "moving well", with the 600MHz LTE rollout ... Read More »

New Fortnite Soaring 50s Mode Takes to the Skies

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Whether or not it will be as controversial in practice remains to be seen, but if fans dislike it, then Epic could remove the heavy sniper rifle from the game to rework it. May the best aim win! Intriguingly, alongside the rifle's addition, Epic has removed scopes for assault rifles. This suggests it's trying to widen the gap between play styles, forcing players to choose between long-range weapons with slow firing rates, and short-range weapons with faster firing rates. Read More »

Mobile gets rid of robot system for customer service calls

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He said that T-Mobile is offering other companies to "come and learn from us" so they can similarly overhaul their call service. T-Mobile has also teamed up with Live Nation to give customers access to last-minute tickets at concerts, as well as deals for discounted concert tickets at select amphitheater shows. Read More »

Motorola Announces iPhone X Clone P30

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The Motorola P30 has been in the news for all wrong reasons. The front comes with a notch that's slightly narrower than the iPhone X, and a base that houses the Motorola's logo, probably to avoid a scathing lawsuit from the guys at Apple. Read More »