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Google fined $5.04 billion for forcing its apps onto Android phones

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The European Commission ordered Google to end the illegal conduct within 90 days or face additional penalties of up to 5 per cent of parent Alphabet's average daily worldwide turnover. And the decision cites Google's efforts to prevent any alternative versions of the Android system from being developed and deployed. Business review site Yelp has complained about Google's anti-competitive business models, and its polic head, Luther Lowe, described Ms Vestager's decision as an "important ... Read More »

Motorola brings out Moto E5 Play with Android Go

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Now the company has announced an Android Go smartphone of Moto E5 Play named as Moto E5 Play Android Oreo (Go Edition). Now, there's a new variant of the device that runs Google's Android Go. For selfies, it comes with a 5 Megapixel front camera with LED flash. Motorola has not manifested itself, so it seems that some countries are without the novelty - as it was already without E5 Play. Read More »

Google brings job hunting service to the UK

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According to a Google blog post if you type in "jobs near me" or something similar, in Google, while in the United Kingdom, you'll see a new feature that lets you explore jobs from across the web, including salary information, reviews and ratings, and even how long it would take you to commute. Read More »

Facebook brings in Google chip developer

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Rabii will be working under Facebook's head of virtual and augmented reality, the publication's sources said. Over the past year, Google has hired several former Apple employees to create their own innovative processors, however, the opponents of the company also made a decision to work on this scheme. Read More »

Xiaomi will launch two Android One smartphones next week

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Last year, Mi A1 turned out to be the blockbuster with unbridled sales among the low budget users. Based on the latest teaser, Xiaomi will also announce the Mi A2 Lite . Under the hood, it is likely to carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, which will be mated with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of inbuilt storage. On the connectivity front, it supports, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM, GPS and USB Type-C port. Read More »

'Fortnite' 5.0 Patch Updates Include New Weapons

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Developer Epic has announced that the game's 5.0 content update is slated to drop very soon, arriving on all platforms-PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS-on Tuesday, July 17. It will still use the light ammunition type. Both Battle Royale and Save the World modes will see changes, as well as bug patches. The official description of this new weapon explains it'll make enemies "think twice before they push you". Read More »

No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer with NEXT update

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You can build tiny shelters or complex colonies that are shared for all players. Hello Games has released a brand new trailer to show off a plethora of new and improved features coming to No Man's Sky with the NEXT update that will launch next week. Read More »

Evan Blass leaks a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 render

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If it's anything like the Galaxy S9's fingerprint sensor, it'll be much easier to reach and feel for compared to the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8. This leak further highlights Samsung's commitment to this yellow S Pen, which we've seen in other leaks and even in Samsung's official Note 9 launch invitation. Read More »

What is World Emoji Day? When is it?

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Among the new batch, Apple plans to finally , finally add redheads to the roster of human emoji , along with bald heads, grey hair and curly hair - so it's quite an update for hair (or lack thereof). Emojis have now become an integral part of our conversation and it helps us to express our feeling in a much easier and expressive way. New Apple emoji include superheroes and the all-seeing eye. Read More »

Samsung announces first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM for smartphones

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The 16GB DDR5 DRAM which was developed in February is also in the lineup. This makes it up to 1.5 times faster than the LPDDR4X Samsung memory used in top-end phones today - which runs at 4,266Mb/s. The announcement comes with the usual promises of "improved performance" and "reduced power consumption" which seem to be inserted into every press release these days. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta Commences in August

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There are several beta periods and they run at various times, depending on the platform. The developer didn't yet announce an exact date for the Blackout beta, but it will likewise kick off first on PS4. Players will be able to experience the returning Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy modes along with the brand-new Control mode. Read More »

Teardown Reveals Why MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard Is More Reliable, Quieter

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The new 2018 models have the same starting price as their 2017 counterparts, with the "base" 15-inch MBP starting at $2399 while the "high-end" MBP starts at $2799 which packs a faster CPU, better GPU, and twice the SSD capacity. It's clear that there is an audible difference between a 2018 MacBook Pro and an older model, although iFixit believes this is likely a byproduct of the addition of the aforementioned membrane rather than any specific work having been done to quieten keypresses. Read More »

OnePlus Gallery Update Brings OnePlus 6 Video Editing Features to Older Models

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This feature saw huge demand from owners of older OnePlus smartphones as well, and, listening to the customers, OnePlus rolled out the Face Unlock feature to OnePlus 3 , 3T and 5. While the video editor shows up only when you tap the edit button for normal video, in the case of slow-motion video, the editor is the default view when you open such a video on the app. Read More »

Vivo Nex S To Launch In Next Week - Price, Specifications

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The Vivo NEX S is required to be accessible in two variations and will go up against Oppo Find X , which was launched in India yesterday. As part of the launch offers, the Amazon will be offering extra Rs. In addition, launch offers might also include mobile damage insurance, no cost EMI plans up to 12 months, as well as an assured buyback offer. The handset comes with either 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage . Read More »

Epic Games Gives Creators A Bigger Cut On Unreal Engine Sales

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What's even more impressive is that this will not only apply to future sales, but to all past transactions since the store's 2014 launch - retroactively granting developers millions in revenue for items they sold years ago. In addition, the use of Unreal Engine 4 has gone up as well, with 6.3 million users as of this month, an increase of over one million users since March. Read More »

Mini teases its new first fully electric model

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Mini has confirmed its first volume-produced all-electric model will be launched sometime in 2019 , 60 years after the original went on sale. Also at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for Mini will be the Electric Concept (below) and John Cooper Works GP Concept design studies. Read More »

YouTube TV Offers Free Week of Service After World Cup Outage

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YouTube TV costs $40 a month, so I am guessing everyone will get around $10 subtracted from their next monthly charge or see that amount credited to their credit/debit card account. YouTube TV nearly ruined all of that, though it wants to make amends. In May, the service went down during Game 2 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. Read More »

Scared of heights? Virtual reality therapy can help, says study

While this form of therapy is cost-intensive in the software development phase, with the need for detailed and constant input from psychologists, programmers, scriptwriters and actors, the costs are significantly low in the long term since it avoids the need for a therapist during each session and makes use of cheap VR headsets. Read More »

Instagram briefly went down on Friday, but it's back now

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Others have managed to find a silver lining to the outage, with twitter account "Funny or Die" posting " Instagram is down so don't go to the gym cause it won't count". Instagram have tweeted that they are aware of the problem. Users turned to Twitter to express their frustration - or have a little fun at Instagram's expense. Read More »

Bentley centenary marked with limited edition new Mulsanne

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The latter is where the touch of vintage hardware comes in; the cabinet or cooler features a piece of crankshaft from W.O. Bentley's own 8 Litre auto. Edition. The illuminated cocktail cabinet features a marquetry scene depicting the front matrix grille and headlight of the 8 Litre, and the display window reveals said piece of crankshaft from W.O's personal 8 Litre, with an inscription detailing the Bentley artefact's significance. Read More »

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros

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The Macbooks come with 8th-generation Intel processors, making the 15-inch model up to 70 percent faster and the 13-inch model up to two times faster. Granted, these cases more often than not can cost more than third-party accessories on the market, but, as with most of Apple's offerings, there is a real sense of quality and that the accessory has been created to work flawlessly and harmoniously with the product it was designed for. Read More »

Chrome Is About to Hog Your RAM Even More

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Site Isolation does cause Chrome to create more renderer processes, which comes with performance tradeoffs: on the plus side, each renderer process is smaller, shorter-lived, and has less contention internally, but there is about a 10-13 percent total memory overhead in real workloads due to the larger number of processes. Read More »

Mario Kart VR Experience Headed To London In August

This move comes after the initial success of the Mario Kart VR experience in Japan. 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! "The launch of the iconic Mario Kart VR at Hollywood Bowl is an exciting introduction, as it brings virtual reality gaming to our customers on a large and accessible scale". Read More »

Alphabet announces "graduation" of two startups as independent companies

Loon is a series of high-flying balloons that beam internet service down to underserved areas. Wing is building a drone delivery system to improve the speed, cost, and environmental impact of transporting goods. Wing is also betting it can make a business out of regulators' strict requirements for drones; the company is developing software that routes unmanned aircraft in the sky, a sort of automated air traffic control for drones. Read More »

New road signs can catch motorists using mobile phones while driving

The first of three £6,000 electronic signs was yesterday introduced in Norwich, Norfolk. The technology was developed by Norfolk County Council's Road Safety team and vehicle sign technology company Westcotec. The new system comprises a sensor capable of detecting vehicles where there are active 2G, 3G and 4G phone signals. Road signs that know when a mobile phone is being used in a moving vehicle are being installed in Norfolk, in a bid to tackle usage behind the wheel. Read More »

Telecom Commission approves net neutrality rules recommended by Trai

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From today onward, ISPs can not perform actions involving "blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds or treatment to any content", per The Wire's report. Net neutrality is considered to be a prerequisite in fostering startups and prevents established companies from monopolising the internet through their financial muscle. Read More »