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HTC's Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300

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It is powered by HTC's QC 3.0 PowerBank, which can double as a 10500mAh power bank for your phone. HTC on Tuesday announced that Vive owners will be able to preorder its upcoming wireless adapter for a cord-free VR experience starting September. Read More »

Russian Hackers Target US Think Tanks, Political Orgs

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That took to 84 the number of fake sites set up by Fancy Bear that the company has taken down over the past two years , Smith said . The apparent spear phishing attempt announced this week seems to be part of "continued activity targeting. Read More »

U.S. lawsuit accuses Google of breaking privacy laws

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Picture taken with a fisheye lens. The company later updated its wording to indicate that users also need to disable Web and Activity Data in order to block other Google apps from tracking their location, but that hasn't stopped one San Francisco resident from suing Google . Read More »

This could very well be the OnePlus 6T

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus had launched its latest offering, the OnePlus 6 in May this year. The company resorts to launching its new flagship phone during June/July and then follows up with a "T" version of the same phone in the months of November or December. Read More »

Gmail for Android can now undo sent emails

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What's arguably the most lifesaving email feature is now available on Gmail's Android app: unsending messages . To be honest, I'm surprised this feature wasn't already present in the Gmail app, but in my own testing, I can confirm that it wasn't present in versions prior to 8.7, which landed around mid-July. Read More »

Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone

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If you're running Windows 10 Mobile , those apps can still be updated; it's just the Windows Phone 8.1 Store that's shutting down. Apparently, Microsoft will launch a major 3.0 update for Sticky Note on Windows 10 very soon, which will include a dark mode, improved performance and accessibility, as well as a new formatting bar. Read More »

Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain

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We're interested to see how the MX Vertical compares to the comfort of our favourite Logitech mouse of the moment, the MX Master 2S . The MX Vertical costs $99.99 and for that you get the mouse, a unifying receiver, and a USB-C charging cable in the box. Read More »

Apple plans to launch new low-cost Macbook, Pro-focused Mac Mini

The MacBook Air was last updated with a faster processor option last year, but hasn't seen a major overhaul in several years. This is according to a new report that will surely raise expectations for Apple's fall announcements. And Apple lags other companies in the education market. Apple accounts for about one third of Quanta's revenue, according to analysts. At the same time, the report also states that the company has no plans to expand it iPad Mini line. Read More »

Essential Phone Is a Steal on Amazon

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This low price will net you either the Ceramic or Titanium colour options with 128GB onboard storage, 4GB RAM, and a 5.7in edge-to-edge IPS LCD with a 2560 x 1312 resolution. Even the flagship Samsung LG and HTC phones will take several months to get that update . You can find it here, the deal is specifically for the exclusive Halo Gray color without the 360 camera or headphones. Read More »

Huawei Caught Using DSLR Photos to Highlight Phone's Camera

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However, the still shot was not actually taken with the phone, as the pic tries to imply. Huawei has been caught using a DSLR camera in an advertisement for the Nova 3 that was run by the Huawei Mobile Egypt division. But as you can see from the image below, it's quite clear that the supposed "fun selfie" that was captured using the Nova 3 was in fact a carefully created shot captured on a DSLR, complete with a professional photographer behind it. Read More »

Battlefield V will have NVIDIA's next-gen RTX technology

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That start time is September 4 , with the beta going live for all users on September 6 . Subscribers to Origin Access, Origin Access Premier and EA Access will also get to play the BFV beta from September 4 . In a new blog post dissecting Battlefield 5's excellent gamescom 2018 trailer , DICE clarified that tank and airplane customisation won't actually be there at launch. Read More »

Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 2070 & 2080 GPUs at Gamescom 2018

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Nvidia claims Turing can accelerate real-time ray tracing up to 25 times faster than the older Pascal architecture, so expect better-looking environments in your games. The biggest selling point of the gaming chips released on Monday is an improvement in so-called "real-time ray tracing", or the ability for the chip to simulate how light rays will bounce around in a visual scene, which helps video games and other computer graphics more closely resemble shadows and reflections in the real ... Read More »

Amazon ruined its video game pre-order bonus for Prime subscribers

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In a blog post published on Twitch's website, the company revealed that they would be rolling back their ad-free service. Twitch Prime is letting the ads flood in. If you want some good news, Twitch announced today that starting August 28, Prime members will get a $10 Amazon credit when pre-ordering select games. Read More »

Watch Nvidia unveil its newest GeForce graphics cards live right here

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It could also have the grunt to handle ray tracing , which the Turing architecture, which underpins Nvidia's next-gen GPUs , supports through the new Quadro professional-grade graphics cards . With VideoCardz , a website specialising in getting hardware details out revealing a photo (below) of the reference design of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti , this would be the "Founders Edition" variant of the GeForce RTX 2080. Read More »

Nokia 9 launch teased, event scheduled on August 21

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Nokia licensee HMD Global has dropped the price in India of the Nokia 6.1 ahead of the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus. While the Nokia 6.1 Plus is all set to make its debut on the Indian shores on August 21, the Nokia 6.1, which was launched in April this year, has received a price cut. Read More »

Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese State Media

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What just happened? Apple has pulled 25,000 apps from the app store in China following criticism from the state-run media, which has accused the company of allowing banned content on its platform. Apple offers more than 1.8 million apps in China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The iPhone maker, however, has not confirmed how many apps it has wiped out of its App Store. Read More »

Became known the price of the new iPhone

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Apart from this, we have also heard that the 2018 OLED iPhone is said to feature support for Apple Pencil , something which is only limited to Apple's iPad Pro lineup now. The report from TrendForce suggests that the company could be looking at launching a variant with an LCD screen instead of AMOLED. Apple will offer Pencil as an option. Read More »

Google offers more affordable cloud storage options with Google One

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To avoid any potential loss of data, it is recommended that you perform a manual WhatsApp backup before November 12. If 100GB isn't enough, Google One is offering a new 200GB option at only US$2.99/month. Unfortunately, this only works for Android. iOS will only communicate with iCloud , so if you're using an iPhone, you'll have to back up there (and use your storage) instead. Read More »

Gmail for Android adds confidential mode

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One of the new features is Confidential Mode which allows for the sending of auto-expiring messages - although, as we have previously noted , it's not ideal by any means. This will now be the norm for all confidential emails you send . In a tweet during the week, Google said Confidential Mode is also now available to mobile users-Google and iOS users as well. Read More »

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

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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 »