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Instagram says it's not testing or building a reposting feature

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As first reported by The Verge , the company is looking to introduce native reposting, which will allow users to share posts from other accounts to your own feed. There has been no official word for this feature from Instagram yet, so it's unclear that when and where will it be released. "What this suggests, is that Instagram continues to see strong adoption of video as a format, in particular for Stories, and thus they are extending photo features into video capabilities". Read More »

Amazon rolls out Alexa devices

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You can understand why a physical privacy cover would be needed, although interestingly enough, Facebook may have only developed that "recently" in "response to worsening public trust" in the company. Alexa uses artificial intelligence to identify patterns in the lives of users, factoring in weather, time of year and more. Amazon also announced a new Echo Subwoofer to "add rich bass to your Echo music experience". Read More »

Brand New Characters And Gameplay Revealed For Death Stranding

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Previous trailers have left a lot of question marks following their release, such as who the group of floating people are, why the world is plagued by invisible monstrosities and whether Mads Mikkelsen will ever truly know what his character is doing prior to the game's release. Read More »

Revamp of Google Chrome web browser risks new European Union scrutiny

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In its current form, the Sync interface is indeed misleading, and a user might be one wrong click away from giving all their browser data to Google by accident. Google risks provoking another big fine from European regulators if it presses ahead with a proposed revamp of its Chrome web browser, leading competition lawyers have claimed. Read More »

Metro PCS Becomes Metro by T-Mobile & Adds Free Amazon Prime

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The $50 plan comes with 5GB of LTE tethering, Google One, and unlimited data. T-Mobile is betting that its service hits a sweet spot for cost-conscious users, and it might be on the right track. You can still opt for limited-data plans at $30 (2GB of LTE data) and $40 (10GB). What was your opinion on MetroPCS and has it changed with the rebranding and new plans? The second new plan starts at $60 per month and includes unlimited LTE data, 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot, Google One and even a ... Read More »

Apple's new smartwatch can only monitor your heart in the US

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It's not like the Apple Watch will immediately go into panic mode and all emergency services immediately. Apple Watch Series 4 has a battery that's 4% bigger than previous models, despite its thinner body. The golden ring is most likely an antenna as the team has not seen the usual golden gaskets. Numerous other details are different; for example, the screen of the new Watch has slightly more rounded corners, and the taptic engine is a big longer but also thinner. Read More »

Amazon announces new range of Echo Companion Devices

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Last year's Echo Plus is quite a bit taller than the new model, but more importantly it only comes in black as a colour option and the finish is that plasticky look we mentioned previously. The Echo Auto connects to Alexa through your phone and plays over your car's speakers. Now blessed with Alexa support, what's probably the strangest product from Amazon's massive gush of connected gadgets today might seem, on the face of it, a gimmick. Read More »

Objection withdrawn! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy coming to PC

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The trilogy was originally released on 3DS back in 2014. The first three games in the series include the original Phoenix Wright game, Justice for All , and Trials and Tribulations . Judging from the trailer it sounds like he might also be lending his vocal cords to this iteration of the Ace Attorney as well. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to PC via Steam in "early 2019". Read More »

How Apple got us to pay so much for the iPhone

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The iPhone Xs and Xs Max respectively feature 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch AMOLED screens . This year too, for the upcoming iPhone XS , iPhone XR and the Apple Watch Series 4 , the stores found themselves hosting graphic panels and all sorts of new artwork and displays . Read More »

OnePlus 6T features you should know about

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Though there has been no official confirmation on these features, the company's past record hints that these features would make way in the OnePlus 6T . The OnePlus Switch app was launched with the sole goal of making it easier for OnePlus smartphone users to transfer their data from one device to another. Read More »

Netflix Adds Animated DIABLO Series to Lineup

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Given that the tweet has now been taken down, I guess Cosby was not free to confirm the existence of the new series. On top of the mostly-expected Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III: Eternal Collection , they also announced a four-part comic series from comiXology. Read More »

Destiny 2 Gambit Mode Second Free Trial Weekend Announced

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Bungie's Destiny 2: Forsaken will get a livestream at the Tokyo Game Show event that is starting today by none other than two-time Grammy-nominated worldwide producer and DJ, Steve Aoki. If the timer expires while a Vault is being hacked, Sudden Death will be triggered, ending either when the hack is completed or the other team completely stops the hackers' progress. Read More »

Twitch can no longer be accessed by users in China

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I wonder how Valve's Steam Store, which is already partially blocked in China, and its DOTA 2 tournaments will be received in the future as Shanghai has been chosen as the host city for The International 2019. The surge in popularity occurred during the 2018 Asian Games esports event. Given China's usual attitude towards foreign communication services, it's not uncommon for companies to strike some sort of deal in order to stay active in the country. Read More »

OnePlus 6 users in India get Android 9.0 Pie update

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It also brings Android Pie based gesture navigation, DND mode with adjustable settings and the new August Security Patch. This update is approximately 1521MB large (1.5GB) and includes feature updates both in Pie and in OxygenOS specifically for the OnePlus 6 . Read More »

Get Rick-Rolled In The 'Ralph Breaks The Internet' Trailer 3

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Ralph Breaks the Internet is shaping up to be a hilarious and heartfelt sequel to Wreck-It Ralph , and we can't wait to check back in with our digital friends, new and old, when the movie premieres in theaters on November 21. They've had 10 screenings of the film, including an audience preview. The story of the friendship between Ralph and Vanellope is the True North. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return to voice their characters, joining them are Gal Gadot , Taraji P. Read More »

Animation reveals what could be Google’s new ‘Pixel Stand’

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This time you can see the phone powered up and the back of the device, sporting a single-lens camera. There was not much to glean from the initial leak, but it was hard to imagine the product being anything other than a charging stand for Pixel phones, possibly with wireless charging capabilities. Read More »

Mozilla Announce Release of Firefox Reality

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Among several other things, you can browse 2D and 3D internet without moving your mouse, search things, and even more. Mozilla on Tuesday released version 1.0 of Firefox Reality , a web browser built expressly to work with standalone virtual reality and augmented reality headsets . Read More »

Nokia 7.1 Plus (X7) leaked render shows off notch, dual camera

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Initially, the company posted a teaser on social media rising speculations that a Nokia gaming smartphone could be on cards. The Nokia 6.1 Plus impressed with a premium build, a fluid performance and a stock Android experience while the 5.1 Plus brings the same thrills for a slightly lower price. Read More »

Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More

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With the Echo Auto , you won't have to worry about too many wires cluttering your dash. They're also among the most expensive of the new Echo devices, at $199.99 and $299.99, respectively, but neither is on sale yet. One of the hottest new gadgets is the Echo Auto , a dedicated device meant to bring Alexa into your vehicle. That's in addition to the time, which you'll be able to tell by looking at the clock. Read More »

China's Ma reverses US job plan due to trade war

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A day earlier, Ma referred to the trade frictions between the countries as "a mess" and said the war could end up lasting 20 years or more , causing a lot of Chinese businesses to move to other countries. The company also announced "Alibaba Global Mathematics Competition" to groom the next-generation math geniuses and raise awareness about the importance of this subject. Read More »

Nobody's lining up for the iPhone XS in China. Here's why

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Meanwhile, across the border in Hong Kong, the story is a different one. Apple has launched its latest iPhone handsets and an updated Apple Watch in stores across the world. The XS Max battery uses two cells and has a larger 12.08 Wh capacity. "I bought the iPhone X previous year, but I took it back the next day and stuck with my iPhone 7 Plus", she said. Read More »

TomTom killer? Your next vehicle could come with Google Android

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The consortium, claim sources , makes no bones about the fact that it has chosen Google for providing the operating system for its next-generation infotainment system. Hadi Zablit, the chief of business development at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance stated in this context: "Our ambition is to offer the same customer experience inside the vehicle as on a mobile phone", "It is becoming an important feature when people choose their cars". Read More »

Millions more bank customers hit by online account misery

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Customers of RBS, Natwest and Ulster Bank were all hit by the problems, which began yesterday. It said it was working to fix the glitch but that users were still able to use its phone banking service and ATMs. The outages come when Britain's lenders have been driving customers towards such services as the banks cull branch networks to cut costs. Barclays said it has since fixed the issue. Read More »

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

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For instance, a trip-planning app may scan a users' email for upcoming flight details and then use the data to query an airline for updated departure information. And the company says that it makes sure that these policies are easily found by Gmail users so they can be reviewed by them before deciding to allow the information to be used. Read More »

What You Need To Know About Samsung's New Triple-Lens Smartphone

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The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 is, therefore, the first device in the house to pave the way for this new trend. Yes, Samsung finally launched its first smartphone with triple camera and side fingerprint reader. On the connectivity part, the smartphone offers, 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC (Optional). The Galaxy A7 also supports Dolby Atmos®2 immersive sound technology, which brings entertainment to life through moving audio that flows all ... Read More »

Microsoft launches Hololens to businesses

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At Build developer conference, Microsoft demonstrated two new mixed reality apps that will help its customers in many ways. Strategically, the HoloLens applications dovetail with Microsoft's AI tools-apps announced for sales, customer service and market insights-in Microsoft's ongoing efforts to differentiate its Dynamics 365 suite from market leader Salesforce and other CRM software packages. Read More »