Technology


AMD will trade you a Threadripper 1950X for your Core i7 8086K
- June 20, 2018

AMD will be offering United States residents a trade-in deal: give us the i7-8086K that you won, and we'll give you a 16-core Threadripper 1950X in return. You can check out the official announcement page here, which is where further information will be provided. The company has responded with an offer of its own: Winners of the sweepstake can send their chip to AMD and receive a 16-core 32-thread (16c32t) Ryzen Threadripper 1950X chip by return post - and can thus 'celebrate the next 40 ... (more...)
"Apple expects 45 million preorders of the 6.5" OLED iPhone
- June 20, 2018

While the iPhone X might not have been the outsized success that many analysts predicted, it was still a triumph for Apple . The 6-inch iPhone is seen as a way to attract more price-conscious customers to upgrade to a modern model, with slim bezels, Face ID and an A12 chip. (more...)
Microsoft purchases video learning platform Flipgrid Microsoft purchases video learning platform Flipgrid
- June 19, 2018

Microsoft announced the acquisition today, though officials would not disclose the price or other details of the sale. University of Minnesota professor Charlie Miller designed the system in 2012 to communicate with his students. That's a key factor as Google's free G Suite for Education competes strongly with Microsoft in K-12 classrooms. Flipgrid will continue to function under its own brand, culture, and team, similar to what we've seen from previous acquisitions like LinkedIn. (more...)
Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart? Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart?
- June 19, 2018

If you want the smaller Pixel 2 instead of the larger Pixel 2 XL , you can take advantage of $200 savings that works the same way, with a $100 discount upfront and a $100 savings over the life of your 24-month installment agreement. As part of the sale, Flipkart is giving a Buyback Guarantee on Google's flagship smartphone, Pixel 2 XL. - Both phones are likely to be water-resistant. (more...)
Xbox One Owners Get Fallout 76 Beta Access First
- June 19, 2018

If you think you have what it takes to be a B.E.T.A. tester - and enjoy prolonged confinement without sunlight - then you're in luck! The B.E.T.A exclusive grab is a big one for the Xbox division and with the Xbox One X and One S on steep discounts right now, it help the company rack up a handful of console sales prior to the holiday rush. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL to come with single camera, hints latest leak
- June 19, 2018

The tweet is unsigned by any manufacturer and is quite generic if not for its indication of being a bumper case. The bill credits knock $8.33 off your monthly bill for the Pixel 2 XL , which goes for $18.74 each month when you consider both discounts. (more...)
Details of the OPPO Find X revealed Details of the OPPO Find X revealed
- June 19, 2018

Ahead of the launch, the smartphone leaks have picked up pace, and fresh ones hint at an impressive screen-to-body ratio on the Find X , along with another video teaser leak that shows a possible notch on the device, contradicting reports . (more...)
Five injured in Sweden shooting; not terrorism-related Five injured in Sweden shooting; not terrorism-related
- June 19, 2018

Police in Malmo said two of the men - aged 18 and 29 - died overnight. Swedish police are now on the scene. At least three of the wounded were previously known to police in relation to criminal activity, according to Sydsvenskan daily newspaper. (more...)
Google opens App Maker tool to all G Suite users Google opens App Maker tool to all G Suite users
- June 19, 2018

G Suite users can now build custom apps to meet their business's need with the availability of App Maker, G Suite's low-code environment. As mentioned above Google has come up with something that could help the non-professionals to develop an app which the company is calling App Maker. (more...)
Shooting in Sweden: Four hurt in Malmo
- June 19, 2018

Witnesses on the scene have said that around 12 to 15 shots were fired. "There are no signs that this is terror-related", said police spokesman Fredrik Bratt. (more...)
Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends
- June 19, 2018

You and your fellow trainers will create this Facebook-ish profiles and exchange "friend codes" with each other, (which should be familiar to anyone who's ever networked on a Nintendo product before.) Once both players have accepted, you can expect the same infrastructure you get out of your Battle.net profile, or Steam dashboard. (more...)
Apple to fork out $9 million for misleading Australian consumers Apple to fork out $9 million for misleading Australian consumers
- June 19, 2018

At least 275 Australian consumers were alleged to have been misled after Apple informed them they were no longer entitled to remedies, like a fix or replacement, if their device had been repaired by an unauthorised third party. That allegedly involved Apple exchanging faulty iPhones and iPads for refurbished replacements, not completely new devices. "If people buy an iPhone or iPad from Apple and it suffers a major failure, they are entitled to a refund", said Court. (more...)
Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting
- June 19, 2018

The standard, adopted by numerous mobile operators worldwide, offers more feature parity with iMessage, thanks to its support for things like read receipts, typing indicators, high-res photo sharing, better group chat, and other features. (more...)
Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride
- June 19, 2018

Google Maps users can no longer use the app to book a ride with Uber, with the option quietly disappearing from both the Android and iOS versions of the mapping app. If that is the case, then this integration removal has nothing to do with Google at all. The feature was available for a little over a year, going live back in January of 2017. (more...)
Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium
- June 19, 2018

This service will cost $9.99 a month and will be available via an app or through your desktop browser. The new service will look a lot like that of market leader Spotify , which offers a free, ad-supported tier as well as a paid premium option. (more...)
YouTube Music launches in 12 more countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada
- June 18, 2018

The company says current members of YouTube Red and Google Play Music members (including family plans ) in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico will automatically receive access to YouTube Premium at their current price. It's going to eventually replace Google Play Music in Google's lineup and, unlike its predecessor, it links directly to ... No problem - you can search for them instead and the app should surface the song you're looking for. (more...)
Google Introduces VR180 Creator for 3D and VR Video Editing Google Introduces VR180 Creator for 3D and VR Video Editing
- June 18, 2018

The VR180 Creator basically converts 3D VR photos and videos into two-dimensional ones. If you want to try out the VR180 Creator , you can download it from here. Already Samsung 360 (360 Round) is available in the market that is built with 17 lenses along with live-streaming and post-production software for video editors and it involved the needed tools from recording to post-production as an effective solution for creative people like directors, professional video editors. (more...)
Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders
- June 18, 2018

The service, as you could have guessed from the emergency number mention, is for United States users only (Europe has its own 112 number), and works as a supplement to the current AML mapping dispatchers are used to. Notably, Apple says that user data provided by RapidSOS may exclusively be used for emergency purposes, and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during the emergency call. (more...)
South Korean carrier reintroduces iPhone 3GS South Korean carrier reintroduces iPhone 3GS
- June 18, 2018

The phone, which Apple introduced in 2009, will retail for a mere $40. Apple announced the iPhone 3GS back in June of 2009 and it brought with it camera improvements over the previous iPhone 3G. Consequently, the iPhone 3GS can not run many current iOS applications, including modern messaging apps. This means a lot of the new features will not be available and some apps will not be supported. (more...)
OnePlus 6 gets another OS update, OxygenOS pushed to v5.1.7 OnePlus 6 gets another OS update, OxygenOS pushed to v5.1.7
- June 18, 2018

Aside from the major fix, the update also brings a fix for an issue for scheduling Do Not Disturb mode on the phone, together with general bug fixes and improvements. It is also coming with all the features of the v5.1.7. In line with that promise, the company has released a new update containing the fix. Where the former is receiving an update that installs OxygenOS 5.1.7, the 5T is on Open Beta 10 while the standard OnePlus 5 is on Open Beta 12. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Early Access sale in India to begin at 12PM today OnePlus 6 Early Access sale in India to begin at 12PM today
- June 18, 2018

The Mirror Black variant is coated with mirror sheen, which gives it the look-and-feel of ceramic. Other than that, Idea cellular subscribers will get Rs. OnePlus is quoting it as "flagship killer" that basically indicates that the company has launched its device against the competitors that include Samsung, LG, and others as far as the cost is concerned. (more...)
US First Lady Joins Lawmakers In Call To End Migrant Family Separations US First Lady Joins Lawmakers In Call To End Migrant Family Separations
- June 18, 2018

Though the policy has been enacted and touted by his own administration, Trump has avoided publicly owning it and, instead, blamed Democrats for "forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their awful and cruel legislative agenda". (more...)
Apple has made resolving issues easier with the Support app Apple has made resolving issues easier with the Support app
- June 17, 2018

The year earlier, another bitcoin wallet app by a cryptocurrency trade company known as Coinbase was also de-recorded. Apple is making it considerably easier to trigger a Face ID rescan on the iPhone X after a failed attempt. On the other hand, Apple is permitting iPhone consumers to download applications that work as a virtual wallet, but the developers of such applications require to register themselves as entities. (more...)
Next BMW 2 Series: coupe stays RWD; other models FWD; Cabrio axed Next BMW 2 Series: coupe stays RWD; other models FWD; Cabrio axed
- June 17, 2018

An overall length of 4,843mm ensures it'll certainly have presence, as does its beefy styling; resembling a slightly stockier 6 Series - no bad thing - the new 8-Series' body is constructed from aluminium, magnesium and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, while the styling is said to be aerodynamically optimised to make the body virtually lift-free. (more...)
Sony Issues Statement on Fortnite Controversy Amid Backlash Sony Issues Statement on Fortnite Controversy Amid Backlash
- June 17, 2018

Sony previously blocked cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One gamers for " Fortnite ". While it certainly has the numbers to sustain a good experience for its paid PlayStation Network subscribers, it's doing a disservice to games and their communities in the long run with its anti cross-platform position. (more...)
Employees in Apple office are getting standing desks Employees in Apple office are getting standing desks
- June 17, 2018

Apple's new watch also often gives the user a reminder to burn their calories. Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital told FOX Business that an average American sits about 9 to 10 hours a day and the problem with sitting that long is that toxins start to accumulate throughout your body. (more...)
E3 2018: Fortnite is now available for free on Nintendo Switch E3 2018: Fortnite is now available for free on Nintendo Switch
- June 16, 2018

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One , Switch , PC and iOS . More details on the qualification, platforms, and upcoming Fortnite World Cup events will be announced in the near future. Update: Yep, Fortnite's on the Nintendo Switch eShop now. We assume that cross-play with all of these other platforms will be supported on the Nintendo Switch . (more...)
Sony Responds To Fortnite Backlash Regarding Cross-Play Restrictions On PS4 Sony Responds To Fortnite Backlash Regarding Cross-Play Restrictions On PS4
- June 16, 2018

In contrast, Nintendo and Microsoft come off looking nice and open when it comes to issues of cross-play. @NintendoUK wanna play some Fortnite later? Last year, when Microsoft made a decision to unite all versions of " Minecraft " in what it called the Better Together Update, Sony blocked it on the PS4 and said it was to protect younger gamers. (more...)
E3 2018: Yes, Metroid Prime 4 Is Still in Development E3 2018: Yes, Metroid Prime 4 Is Still in Development
- June 16, 2018

Ultimate , which stands as the largest addition to the series. There's still a lot more to find out about the new Smash Bros . game as Nintendo has yet to reveal all the information on the game including new game modes, DLC characters, and more. (more...)
Gmail app for iOS starts receiving AI-powered high-priority notifications Gmail app for iOS starts receiving AI-powered high-priority notifications
- June 16, 2018

Gmail for iOS will now make use of Google's AI and ML capabilities to display notifications only when users receive an important email. It doesn't sound like you have any control over what's considered " important ", though: "These notifications leverage Gmail's machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to identify messages you may want to read first". (more...)