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Google’s Duplex AI could kill the call center

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With the help of Duplex, call centers will be able to replace some of the work done by humans. A report from The Information reveals that third-parties are in the "very early stages of testing Google's technology for use in other applications". Read More »

Fortnite: This is When Playground Mode is Leaving

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Playground LTM will go offline on Thursday, June 12. Fortnite players will only be dropping into Playground mode until July 12. The Playground mode was a heavily requested feature since Fortnite Battle Royale first gained popularity, allowing players to practice their building without the pressure of a real match. Read More »

We Happy Few Successfully Appeals Australian Ban, Classified R18+

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Basically, many people in the We Happy Few universe abuse a drug called Joy that makes them happy without ever having to experience any kind of bad feeling or memory. While this does technically "reward" players for using the drug, We Happy Few actually seems to have a message of anti-drug use. "A player that takes Joy can reduce gameplay difficulty, therefore receiving an incentive by progressing through the game quickly", the report read. Read More »

Next iPhone to come in variety of colors

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We hope to get official word from Apple on the new iPhones in the coming months with a launch event expected to be scheduled for some point in September. It's unclear if the 5.8-inch version, most similar to the current generation iPhone X, will also come with the new color option, or stick to the black and white variants. Read More »

Samsung 2019 schedule: hold off on that Galaxy Note 9

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Kim said . In retrospect, it was a brilliant move that paid off handsomely, pushing Samsung to come up with better devices, and, in turn, pushing Apple to make better iPhones. Industry sources said sales of smartphones were weak amid mounting competition from rivals as marketing costs for new mobile products also increased, undercutting the sector's profitability. Read More »

Love at first flight: Seat swap leads to viral love connection

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As the story went incredibly viral overnight, the man in the story came forward - none other than Euan Holden , a former Stockport County and Bury midfielder. As the flight continued they got more comfortable with each other. The man mentioned that in the past he has been too focused on his fitness to pursue relationships. Read More »

Apps Aren't Listening to You, But They Are Recording Your Screen

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The year-long study looked at several thousand apps and whether they were secretly using the phone's microphone to record audio. The apps included Facebook and over 8,000 apps that send information to the social media giant. However, AppSee claims that GoPuff should have informed its end-users way beforehand that its data was recorded and sent to us for analytical and performance optimisation purposes. Read More »

Honor 10 GT, the First 8 GB RAM Huawei Phone Launched

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The Honor 10 GT is also equipped with an aggressive power-saving mode that the company claims will limit power consumption from 2 percent to 3 percent within 8 hours in standby. In terms of an worldwide release, though, the Huawei-owned brand is yet to announce any details. On the front, the device sports a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Read More »

Using Samsung smartphone? It may be sending your photos to contacts

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Some users on the forum are complaining that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also facing the issue. Affected individuals say their phones have started sending messages to one of their contacts with their full photo gallery. RCS is supposed to improve texting by adding features like group chat, video and GIF support and file and location sharing. But the carrier has stated that it is not an issue with T-Mobile. Read More »

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses extradition appeal

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Dotcom's lengthy legal battle has previously seen the District and High Courts find against him. "An extradition hearing is not a trial". The decision whether to extradite Dotcom now rests with New Zealand's Justice Minister Andrew Little, however Dotcom has indicted he'll apply for leave to appeal Thursday's ruling at New Zealand's Supreme Court. Read More »

Comcast is Capping Video on Xifinity Mobile to 480p

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If you pay for data by the gigabyte, you'll still get full-speed tethering-but you're charged $12 per gig, so that could quickly add up if you're streaming high-quality video over your hotspot connection. What do you think of Xfinity Mobile's changes? These changes will be rolling out over the coming weeks, according to Comcast. If you're a pay-per-GB customer, though, mobile hotspot speeds will stay at 4G speeds. Read More »

Shenmue I & II Will Be Released This August

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Sega announced back in April that it is working on a re-release of the classic Dreamcast action-adventure series, Shenmue , for modern platforms, aiming to keep the games true to the originals while adding some additional enhancements to polish them up. Read More »

Facebook To Shut Down Three Apps, Including Recently Launched Tbh

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The social network on Monday announced it is shutting down tbh , a teen messaging and polling app it acquired a year ago, and two others due to "low usage". It allows users to record their daily activities such as walking, cycling and running, much like today's fitness apps. Anonymous social media app tbh , meanwhile, was a Facebook acquisition made in 2017. Read More »

Third-party developers able to scan Gmail accounts

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Google indicated that the practice was not against its policies. Although Return Path declined to comment on details of the incident, it did say it sometimes lets employees see emails when fixing problems with its algorithms. They defended this action by saying, "The practice is specified in their user agreements and they have implemented strict rules for employees regarding the handling of emails". Read More »

Light Is Developing A Phone With 9 Cameras To Launch In 2018

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But it looks like the number of lenses or sensors on a smartphone could go up to nine , thanks to a camera company called Light, which is working on such a device. There are less camera units on the phone equivalent but plenty of other tech inside. A lot of factors played in that unsuccessful first attempt, but the main thing is that the smartphone landscape is hard to break into at the moment. Read More »

Delayed 'Fortnite' Playground practice mode is finally online

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It did so in a post on Reddit , which was published just a little while ago. The Epic Games statement reads: "The long and short of it is that we were successful in spinning off Playgrounds to its own Matchmaking cluster, so we've isolated any potential impacts from the primary game modes". Read More »

HTC to lay off a quarter of its workforce | Economics

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In a statement issued by the company, "Today HTC announces plans to optimize the manufacturing organizations in Taiwan ". HTC described the cuts - which will be implemented by the end of September - as "a decisive step in the realignment of resources across the organisation" that would allow "more flexible operations management". Read More »

Sony Blocks Fallout 76 Cross-Play

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Mind you, Howard didn't say the word "console", and we're not yet clear what next-gen consoles might look like, or if they'll be consoles at all. This isn't a shocking answer, nor should it come as a surprise that Sony isn't exactly being cooperative, especially with the issues surrounding Switch players being unable to access Fortnite with their Epic Games accounts that previously were used on PlayStation 4 and the like. Read More »

Glitch in Samsung Messages App Sends Photos to Random Contacts

So for Samsung Galaxy users, this means that the best way to now get around the bug is to avoid Samsung Messages entirely or revoke its permission to access your photo gallery. This is exactly what some Samsung devices are doing as reported by a number of different users online. In a statement, a Samsung spokesperson said "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it. Read More »

Android P nears completion, Beta 3 released today

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The launch of Android P is getting closer with the release this morning of Android P Beta 3 ( Developer Preview 4 ). There should be another release candidate later on this month, followed by the final release later this quarter. Those Android device-makers participating in the Android P Beta program, meanwhile, will be updating with Beta 3 releases "over the coming weeks", Burke says . Read More »

Facebook bug unblocked blocked users on 800,000 accounts

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Facebook keeps making mistakes that share your info - and this time it's with people you've explicitly blocked. You can get additional information regarding blocking someone on Facebook here. Facebook further clarified what happened on Twitter. Which is nevertheless cold comfort to the company's vast audience that sees in this yet another bug that could chip away at trust in the company, following a similar one a few weeks ago. Read More »

Samsung to bring Galaxy A6 smartphone with Infinity Display to South Korea

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The display is similar 6.4 inches curved Super AMOLED Infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The company did not reveal the name of the product but it is assumed that the product is the Galaxy Note 9 . It is rumoured to land in three variants- 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB internal storage. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will look very similar to the Galaxy Note 8 . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 could feature 3D facial recognition

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It should be located under the screen as imagined by a concept video of Samsung Galaxy S10 . The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has yet to be announced, and experts predict it will launch globally in early August - but additional details were not disclosed in The Bell's report. Read More »

California approves wide-ranging data privacy bill

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The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal data they've collected, why it was collected, and what categories of third parties have received it. Lawmakers cited several problems with AB375 during the hearings, but they were unable to make any amendments without delaying the bill's passage because of a state law requiring legislation to be in print for 72 hours before a vote. Read More »

OnePlus 6 Red Colour Variant Launched; Sale Starts From July 16

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We haven't heard any official word from OnePlus yet, but popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee has tweeted a picture of the rear of a black OnePlus 6 with a red color phone just peeking out from the rear. What's your opinion on this new color? The company's design goals were to achieve a "clear quality like amber", while having an enduring appeal lasting for years. Read More »

Wrecking Ball finally revealed as new Overwatch hero

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Wrecking Ball is a tank hero. As an unexpected side effect, several of them exhibited exceptional growth in physical size and brain function. Combined with the mech's built in Grappling Claw , which will enable him to grip onto the environment in a similar manner to how Widowmaker can quickly grapple to any available ledge, there is little doubt that Hammond is going to be the fastest and most maneuverable Tank in Overwatch . Read More »