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BA probes theft of customers’ financial details from website and mobile app

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They stopped the breach and notified the relevant authorities. "We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously", British Airways chairman and chief executive officer Alex Cruz said in the statement. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre said in a brief statement that it was "aware of reports of a data breach affecting British Airways". "We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused". Read More »

Reported Merger Mystifies China Unicom, China Telecom

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Neither China Unicom nor China Telecom responded to Bloomberg's request for comments. China Unicom said when asked about a possible merger with China Telecom that it has not received any notification from authorities about the matter, according to Caixin . Read More »

China said to mull giant telecom merger to speed 5G development

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Combining the two operators would create an entity with over 590 million subscribers, which - while still smaller than China Mobile - would nonetheless be the second largest operator in the world, with a value of over $77 billion (based on an increased market value following Bloomberg's report). Read More »

Apple recalls iPhone 8 due to manufacturing defect

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If this happens, it would be a significant shift from how the company names its iPhone models. The iPhone Xs will reportedly be priced at $899 (a $100 reduction compared to last year's iPhone X), while the iPhone Xs Max will debut at $999. Read More »

Battlefield V's Squad-Based Battle Royale Mode Is Called Firestorm

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Today DICE reveals more details about Firestorm , Battlefield V's new battle royale mode. The voiceover adds that the Firestorm arena is a " sandbox filled with destructible buildings, weaponry and vehicles ". Battlefield V's BR mode is actually team-based rather than free-for-all and has a max of 64-players on a massive in-game map. DICE detailed one of the War Stories called Under No Flag, where "a young British criminal has the chance to use his unique sets of skills behind enemy ... Read More »

Facebook & Instagram down? Major international outage reported in US, Europe

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Users attempting to log into Facebook were greeted with a message stating that their account was now unavailable due to site issues and were requested to try again later. An update from Facebook says it is down for maintenance, but some are getting an error code 1 or 2 when they try to log in. It said: "Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue". Read More »

Twitter Is Testing New Features To Improve Conversation

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It will show a green dot beside a user's image when they are actively online. San Francisco: Twitter is planning to roll out threaded conversations like Facebook along with status indicators - showing who else is online among your followers - on its platform. Read More »

Samsung offers vague tease for its foldable smartphone -- again

DJ Koh , the president of Samsung's mobile communications business. "When you need to browse or see something, then you may need to unfold it", he said. We had thought that perhaps we'd be seeing that device at IFA, rather than the Mate 20 Lite, which is launching in the United Kingdom tomorrow. If Samsung shows off its foldable phone this year, it may encourage some potential iPhone buyers to hold off. Read More »

Razer Working on Second Generation of Its Gaming Phone

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The Razer Phone was launched in November last year, and if Razer loves tradition, then the successor may be launched around the same month this year as well. What's also interesting in the quote above is that Razer plans to extend its software and services from PC to mobile. If we were to speculate, the new phone should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, and sport the same 120Hz display, if not more. Read More »

Huawei P30 series to launch next year, confirms CEO Richard Yu

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Powering the show is the mid-range octa-core Kirin 710 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. It's done. The Chinese giant's new SoC is the first to be engraved in 7 nanometers and officially announced. This is Dual SIM phone and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top. Industry's First "Dual-Brain" Power: The latest Kirin SoC represents a new era of On-Device AI. Read More »

Microsoft is redesigning Skype again, will kill 'Highlights' feature

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Microsoft is redesigning Skype's interface for both mobile and desktop, eliminating the less used features on the app and simplyfying its core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. Calling became harder to execute and "Highlights" didn't resonate with a majority of users. Contacts has also been reworked, as has the UI (including a simplified "Classic" blue theme), with pointless decorative elements ("notifications with a squiggle shape cut out") reduced. Read More »

Sony Japan finally shuts down PS2 aftercare service

Sony Japan's notice of termination of PS2 after-sales service was updated Monday to reflect that it would longer accept new requests. The deadline for filling out online forms for repairs was 31 August, and the deadline for machines reaching the PlayStation Clinic is 7 September . Read More »

4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

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The browser has significantly changed how users experience the web and has even influenced other browsers, from tabs that don't crash the entire browser to an address bar that does nearly everything. The password manager can auto-generate strong passwords and save them in Chrome's autofill memory. As more sites continue to move towards using SSL certificates, instead of indicating when a site is Secure Google has chose to call out those that are not using a SSL certificate. Read More »

Samsung CEO says it is "time to deliver" a foldable phone

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The quad camera phone is not the Galaxy S10 or the company's long rumoured foldable phone, claims leakster. It's no secret that Samsung has been working on a foldable smartphone for years. The Samsung CEO stated, "So we are very much focusing on millennials who can not afford the flagship". I'm actually OK if it goes from phone to tablet, because that would mean a bigger screen for consuming content or playing games. Read More »

15th January, 2019 - Will this day see a new OnePlus smartphone?

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Firstly, we are looking at the waterdrop screen with a V-shaped notch as seen on the OPPO R17 smartphones. Is the OnePlus 6T shaping up to be your next phone? The latest leak also reveals an in-display fingerprint sensor. OnePlus 6T could launch on January 15, 2019 and the phone is expected to be 5G-compatible. A post shared on China's Weibo platform by the official handle of OnePlus shows a calendar marked with January 15, 2019, with a "detection of new semester goals" note. Read More »

Massive iPad Pro 3 leak reveals possible design and features

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The lack of a home button means that the iPad Pro 12 .9 (2018) will feature a TrueDepth camera, getting Face ID in return to unlock the tablet. But now the website MySmartPrice has mocked up renders based on leaked schematics that visualize what the new iPad Pro will look like. Read More »

Doom II's Final Secret Discovered After 24 Years

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Daikatana developer (who remembers that hot mess of a game) John Romero smashed up a tweet congratulating someone for finding a secret in Doom II that has remained unsolved since 1995. you couldn't just press the button. Unbelievable, but also awesome - 24 years on. Secret explained: A secret teleporter is marked as a discoverable "secret", but within the occasion you contact it, you never enter the field. Read More »

Pixel 3 XL + Lyft ride = Another Pixel 3 XL leak

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The driver of the vehicle snapped some photos of the phone before returning it to its owner, then sent the shots to Android Police . He thought his own Pixel 2 XL had somehow fallen back, but he realized it was the 3 XL after seeing the notch and Google logo on the back. Read More »

Xbox Game Pass new game line-up for September is incredible

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The Master Chief Collection , which before the whole lot launched in 2014, is ideal Halo equipment ever released. We have all the details about the Xbox Game Pass September update , and Halo: The Master Chief Collection is not the only game that will come next month. Read More »

Huawei Announce AI Cube Smart Speaker and 4G Router with Alexa

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That said, it's a very different beast to either Google or Apple's offerings when it comes to functionality, with the side-mounted buttons reflecting this. Indeed, a Huawei executive suggested that the speaker would arrive in Europe first, with the status of any US launch unclear. Huawei's reasoning for opting for Alexa over Google Assistant is two-fold. Read More »

Windows 10 \'Redstone 5\' will be officially called the October 2018 Update

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Formerly codenamed " Redstone 5 ", the Windows 10 October 2018 update will be with us in a few weeks time, with Windows Insiders already testing out the final build. Microsoft has begun simplifying its feature update names this year. Your granny might have become a Windows 10 Insider yesterday after a Microsoft snafu saw non-Windows 10 Insiders being offered a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. Read More »