Technology


Gmail's major redesign will be available to all in July Gmail's major redesign will be available to all in July
- June 05, 2018

That likely means the new Gmail schedule for "regular" users is similar. The new Gmail offers features like message snoozing , attachment previews, a sidebar for both Google apps like Calendar and third-party services like Trello, offline support, confidential messages that self-destruct after a set time, and more. (more...)
Destiny 2 Forsaken Trailer Revealed, Overview of Year 2 Destiny 2 Forsaken Trailer Revealed, Overview of Year 2
- June 05, 2018

The expansion, which will also include a new story developed by High Moon Studios in partnership with Bungie, will retail at $39.99, and it will be included with the new annual pass for $69.99. Bungie, who founded the Halo and Destiny franchises, among others, will use the funding to develop new IPs. According to a blog post they want to become "an entertainment company that sustains many worlds simultaneously - Destiny and new worlds to come". (more...)
Lenovo K5 Note (2018) and Lenovo A5 Smartphones With Big Batteries Launched Lenovo K5 Note (2018) and Lenovo A5 Smartphones With Big Batteries Launched
- June 05, 2018

Lenovo has finally launched the much-hyped Z5 as the new entrant to its popular Z series smartphones but after weeks of teasers and renders , the device doesn't quite impress us. On the front, there's an 8MP selfie camera and since its 2018, there has to be AI integration. The phone packs 3300mAh battery with fast charging capabilities and ships with an 18W fast charging power supply that charges the phone within 5 minutes for half an hour use. (more...)
Intel unveils 40th Anniversary Core i7-8086K processor Intel unveils 40th Anniversary Core i7-8086K processor
- June 05, 2018

The Core i7-8086K will be the first Intel-crafted CPU supporting 5GHz turbo frequency. Intel officially teased their new beast today at Computex 2018 , with their new Cascade Lake-X HEDT processor coming "at the end of this year". As a comparison, the 18-core/36-thread Core i9-7980XE scored around 5000 points. But if and when the chip does make its debut, it'll snatch pole position as the more core-leaden processors available in the consumer market; chips with more cores are around but ... (more...)
Microsoft is Holding a Massive Xbox Sale During E3 Week
- June 05, 2018

Newegg is also offering the Xbox One X with a $50 Newegg gift card for $489.99 So before buying that Xbox One X at $449, we'd double check Amazon , Walmart and Newegg to make sure they're not undercutting Microsoft , or offering a freebie to sweeten the deal. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Silk White available on June 5 OnePlus 6 Silk White available on June 5
- June 05, 2018

This stunning variation features a matte white glass finish with gold edges and fingerprint scanner. OnePlus 6 camera test - How good is the new OnePlus 6? Are you interested in the OnePlus 6 Silk White? If you had been holding off from ordering a OnePlus 6 because the Silk White version had yet to drop, your time has (almost) come. (more...)
Apple's giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji Apple's giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji
- June 05, 2018

The controls allow users to set " Do Not Disturb " modes on their phones , such as at night or during trips to the playground with their kids. For example , if you order coffee at the same place every morning, Siri will learn this and suggest if you want your usual order on your device's lock screen , and you can tap to order it from there. (more...)
Apple's new 'digital wellbeing' tools aim to help reduce screen time Apple's new 'digital wellbeing' tools aim to help reduce screen time
- June 05, 2018

The company announced its next-generation mobile software iOS 12 is packed with performance improvements, quirky features like an animated version of you and a tool to help combat your tech addiction. Skin tone, hairstyle, outfits, accessories, and more can all be switched up from your phone. All of this, however, is a great thing - both for Apple and for its users. (more...)
Face ID in iOS 12 recognizes two different faces Face ID in iOS 12 recognizes two different faces
- June 05, 2018

For example , if you add a shortcut to the Tile app to find your keys, you can assign your own phrase, like "I lost my keys", to the shortcut, so when you say the phrase to Siri , it will automatically activate Tile. We could go on, but it will be best to experience iOS 12 for yourself when it launches this Fall. Based on the announcements at WWDC '18, that definitely seems to be the case. (more...)
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected PCs Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected PCs
- June 05, 2018

For 2018's flagship chipset, then, it's more of what makes Windows 10 on ARM so appealing: battery life and connectivity. Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 850, a new processor created to allow manufacturers to build always-on PCs that bring smartphone features such as LTE-connectivity and extended battery life to PCs. (more...)
Pavel Durov thanked Apple for the ability to update Telegram on iOS Pavel Durov thanked Apple for the ability to update Telegram on iOS
- June 05, 2018

On Thursday, Durov had said Apple had refused to allow updates in its App Store since April. In late may, Apple sent a letter from Roskomnadzor, where the latter demanded that Russian Federation in the Apple App do not provide the ability to download and update banned the application Telegram . (more...)
Destiny 2 Forsaken Expansion Requires All Previous DLC Destiny 2 Forsaken Expansion Requires All Previous DLC
- June 05, 2018

Although the blog post doesn't mention the number, Bungie told The Wall Street Journal that NetEase has made a whopping $US100 million ($132 million) investment in the longrunning studio. " Destiny is an experience that will grow for many years to come ..." That doesn't mean whatever Bungie is working on is a mobile-only title, but it definitely sounds like it'll appear on smartphones as well. (more...)
New iPhone features to include ways to use it less New iPhone features to include ways to use it less
- June 05, 2018

The first three are obvious but control of HomeKit devices is a neat addition. In January, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System or CalSTRS wrote a letter to Apple about growing "societal unease" about overuse of technology and in particular smart phones, which at some point could turn people away from buying Apple products. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2’s Pre-order Bonuses leaked early by Microsoft Store Red Dead Redemption 2’s Pre-order Bonuses leaked early by Microsoft Store
- June 05, 2018

However, it does have a Van der Linde gang-inspired metal tithing box with lock and key, a challenge coin, a double-sided puzzle, a six shooter bandana , a treasure map , a set of six pins, a deck of playing cards , 12 cigarette cards and a Wheeler, Rawson & Co. (more...)
Apple TV gets Dolby Atmos support and more Apple TV gets Dolby Atmos support and more
- June 05, 2018

Your iTunes movies will be upgraded to Atmos for free. Charter Spectrum is the first to support it, with more providers to come. Sick of signing into TV apps all the time? Above: Jennifer Folse, Apple TV lead designer, announces Dolby Atmos support in tvOS at the Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC) 2018 on June 4. (more...)
MacOS Mojave unveiled - Gets Dark Mode MacOS Mojave unveiled - Gets Dark Mode
- June 05, 2018

The newest macOS will also bring several privacy protections to Macs, and to the Safari web browser. Safari now also presents simplified system information so you can't be tracked via your system configuration. So as you can see, Apple has some significant changes in store for Mojave that aren't just performance fixes and behind-the-scenes optimizations. Well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith stumbled across a 30-second preview video on Apple's servers that shows Xcode 10, the next ... (more...)
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 stable build is now available for download MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 stable build is now available for download
- June 05, 2018

It's also good to keep in mind that one of the benefits of Messages in iCloud is that if you delete a message from your Mac, it will be removed from all the devices running the latest software update . Apple also touched upon some enterprise updates . "Variables used in SCEP payloads now expand properly". Configuration profiles containing a Wi-Fi payload and SCEP payload install as expected when the KeyIsExtractable key of the SCEP payload is set to false. (more...)
Facebook accused of sharing your personal data with OEMs Facebook accused of sharing your personal data with OEMs
- June 05, 2018

In a test, a New York Times reporter logged onto Facebook using a 2013 Blackberry device, using an account with roughly 550 friends, monitoring the data requested and received. It also said that the features couldn't be used with permission and that its engineering teams approved all of them. US Congressman David Cicilline , who has introduced a bill meant to curb Facebook and Google's influence in the news industry, said the Times report raises questions about Facebook CEO Mark ... (more...)
Google Photos now available as web app on desktops, Android Google Photos now available as web app on desktops, Android
- June 05, 2018

Previously, the Android page had tabs for Phones, Wear, Tablets, TV, Auto and Enterprise. However, Hiroshi Lockheimer took to Twitter to confirm that the tablet section had in fact been reinstated due to a bug that removed it when they updated the site. (more...)
Alexa and Google Assistant said to be coming to the Xbox One Alexa and Google Assistant said to be coming to the Xbox One
- June 05, 2018

According to a screenshot shared by Windows Central , there will simply be a " Digital assistants " option added to the Preferences section inside of Xbox settings. You can opt to "enable digital assistants ", but there's specific mention of Cortana , Alexa, and Google Assistant . If you're an Xbox One S or Xbox One X owner considering buying a smart speaker, it may be worth waiting to see exactly what this feature turns out to be and how much support it gets. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets Three Special Editions Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets Three Special Editions
- June 05, 2018

The Special Edition and Ultimate Edition are available to pre-order now. Rockstar has also released details of a collector's box for the game, which will include real-world collectible merchandise based on the world of Red Dead. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag. Aaand the Collector's Box. After a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. (more...)
IOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated IOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated
- June 05, 2018

PT or 1 p.m. ET. Of course, iOS 12 will hog the maximum limelight at WWDC 2018 . What devices are compatible with iOS 12? As part of that, everything that supports iOS 11 will support iOS 12. Apple seems to be taking a leaf out of Google's Android playbook and offer search commands based on locations, events and people. Even if you plan to watch the stream, we'd still recommend following along on TechRadar too! Apple also rolled out group video chat sessions with up to 32 ... (more...)
[H]ardOCP: Apple Quietly Opens Oregon Engineering Lab and Poaches Intel Employees [H]ardOCP: Apple Quietly Opens Oregon Engineering Lab and Poaches Intel Employees
- June 04, 2018

Apple news site MacRumors recently reported that Apple ($NASDAQ:AAPL) is firing up a new engineering hub in OR where it's already poached hardware engineers from chipmaker Intel ($NASDAQ:INTC). Intel has been dominating the market for many years, thanks to its ability to create processors that have proven to be more powerful than what the competitors had to offer. (more...)
Apple announces watchOS 5, allowing you to compete with friends Apple announces watchOS 5, allowing you to compete with friends
- June 04, 2018

The Siri watch face, first introduced previous year, brings a handful of the voice assistant's features right up front on your Apple Watch, providing your calendar, reminders and commute times. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on stage that Apple Watch sales grew 60% in 2017. You can challenge someone for 7 days and watch their progress to see who's winning. (more...)
New MacOS 10.14 features appear to leak ahead of WWDC 2018 New MacOS 10.14 features appear to leak ahead of WWDC 2018
- June 04, 2018

First off, it's worth pointing out that the leak comes from a 30-second video preview of Xcode on macOS 10.14 that pops up in the Mac App Store API , so it's safe to assume the details are legit. The new dark mode is a ideal fit for the dark grey iMac Pro. It shows sand dunes under a starry night sky. Furthermore, the developer also noticed a new Apple News app icon in the hidden video, indicating that a desktop app is also in the offing. (more...)
Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for US$7.5 billion Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for US$7.5 billion
- June 04, 2018

And I don't mean former CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous remarks about Linux being "a cancer." "We have been on a journey with open source, and today we are active in the open source ecosystem, we contribute to open source projects , and some of our most vibrant developer tools and frameworks are open source". (more...)
Apple set to unveil latest software updates Apple set to unveil latest software updates
- June 04, 2018

The event will open with an address from Apple CEO Tim Cook and is likely to include a first look at iOS 12 , which will be the next version of the software that runs on the iPhone and iPad . Not much is known about tvOS 12, but expect some announcements around Apple's original content strategy. Based on the video posted by Chinese video-sharing website Miaopai and redirected to YouTube by Macotakara, the iPhone SE 2 will sport a similar design to the previous iteration, the ... (more...)
Alexa Could Soon Suggest Appropriate Skills For Users To Use Alexa Could Soon Suggest Appropriate Skills For Users To Use
- June 04, 2018

Google Home listens for "Hey Google". In response to the couple's conversation being sent to a friend, Amazon said it is evaluating options to make incidences like that one less likely. For those interested in knowing if Alexa is recording their conversations, The Verge recently published a step-by-step guide on how to check on your device to see what's Alexa's been listening to, how to change your commands, what's been recorded, and how to delete recordings. (more...)
2K Games will shut down Evolve's dedicated servers on September 3rd 2K Games will shut down Evolve's dedicated servers on September 3rd
- June 04, 2018

Legacy Evolve contains Quick Play, which features all game modes other than ranked play, as well as custom games and Evacuation mode, where you play a series of five games as either a monster or a hunter. The game experienced a slight boost in popularity after going to free-to-play on Steam two years ago . This won't affect console players since Evolve never went free-to-play for PS4 or Xbox One. (more...)
What to Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018 Event What to Expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018 Event
- June 04, 2018

Current stock shortages suggest that we might see a new MacBook Pro announced at the event, specifically a new 13-inch model. Apple will nearly certainly present us with our first look at iOS 12 at its annual WWDC conference later today. (more...)