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Fortnite's Playground Mode Vanishes on 12th July, But It Will Be Back Fortnite's Playground Mode Vanishes on 12th July, But It Will Be Back
- July 06, 2018

Epic said it hopes to enable team selection options within the Playground itself in the next iteration. In addition to this, traps will work properly in Fortnite Playground v2. While it's now finally active and working as intended, it is a limited time mode, and as such won't be in rotation forever. The feedback to this news has been mostly positive online, with fans sharing their thoughts on the LTM. (more...)
Passenger Unintentionally Pairs Strangers On Flight, Documents Budding Romance On Twitter Passenger Unintentionally Pairs Strangers On Flight, Documents Budding Romance On Twitter
- July 06, 2018

When Rosey Blair and her boyfriend hopped on their flight home to Dallas , Texas they discovered they weren't seated together . "We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread ". (more...)
MacBook Pro Refresh Specs Possibly Outed By Geekbench Score MacBook Pro Refresh Specs Possibly Outed By Geekbench Score
- July 06, 2018

Now, a Geekbench listing points to Apple preparing an update to its MacBook Pro lineup featuring Intel's " Coffee Lake " series of processors. The eight-generation Core i7-8559U CPU in this device has a base frequency of 2.7GHz, but a maximum turbo speed of 4.5GHz. (more...)
Apple Reportedly Dumps Intel's Upcoming 5G Modem for 2020 iPhone Apple Reportedly Dumps Intel's Upcoming 5G Modem for 2020 iPhone
- July 06, 2018

While Apple wasn't to be the only customer for 5G modems , the company was, the leaks suggest, the "main volume driver" for the "Sunny Peak" component. These Intel Radio chips are internally codenamed "Sunny Peak" and Intel has halted the production for its chips. But it's likely that the 5G phone business will begin to pick up speed in the coming years: Strategy Analytics recently said it expects the first 5G commercial handsets to go on sale starting in early 2019, but the firm also ... (more...)
Your smartphone could be recording your screen, claims study Your smartphone could be recording your screen, claims study
- July 06, 2018

Howevever, the study explicitly noted its limitations and doesn't definitively state that phones never record its users. Apps do ask users to set permissions when they are installed. "Once this issue was brought to our attention we've immediately disabled tracking capabilities for the mentioned app and purged all recordings data from our servers". (more...)
Polish Wikipedia blacks out in protest against European Union copyright rules Polish Wikipedia blacks out in protest against European Union copyright rules
- July 06, 2018

Let us know what you think of this outcome in the comments. Proponents of the reform, like Europe's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (SACEM) and former Beatles star Paul McCartney , believe the law would put more money in the hands of the creators. (more...)
Galaxy X battery capacity might be above 3,000mAh Galaxy X battery capacity might be above 3,000mAh
- July 06, 2018

We've been seeing rumours on the folding Samsung Galaxy X trickle out for a few months, and more recently some bits and pieces about the Galaxy S10. The Korean conglomerate is said to have figured out a way to make large-capacity batteries that can store between 3,000mAh and 6,000mAh of power , reports ITHome . (more...)
The next iPhone might actually come in some interesting colors The next iPhone might actually come in some interesting colors
- July 06, 2018

The iPhone X comes in silver and black. These possible four or five iPhone colors would be fairly new territory for Apple . This means that Apple will introduce new Blue and Gold colors, assuming the Grey refers to the current Space Grey and White refers to the current Silver and Red is the Product (Red). (more...)
Honor 10 GT with 8GB RAM, enhanced graphics launched Honor 10 GT with 8GB RAM, enhanced graphics launched
- July 05, 2018

Huawei just unveiled the Honor 10 GT smartphone, making it the company's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM . It is noted to come with some sizable upgrades and new features. Question is, will Huawei be successful in taking a large bite out of other Android manufacturers' through their products or will it go down as yet another failed Chinese technology brand? George Zhao, the Huawei Honor President, also said that the AIS technology will also be introduced to the other variants of ... (more...)
Xfinity Mobile to start throttling video resolution and mobile hotspot speeds Xfinity Mobile to start throttling video resolution and mobile hotspot speeds
- July 05, 2018

As it now stands, videos you stream using your Xfinity Mobile data are presented in 720p HD. Some of Verizon 's and AT&T 's unlimited plans include resolution throttling to 480p. Xfinity Mobile from Comcast launched past year, and now the wireless operator is making some big changes. However, Xfinity Mobile announced it is "setting personal hotspotting at 3G speeds for all Unlimited customers, which will allow customers to continue to do numerous things they enjoy doing online". (more...)
Todd Howard: Fallout 5 will be focused on single player Todd Howard: Fallout 5 will be focused on single player
- July 04, 2018

Turns out, Sony is making Fallout 76 cross play awkward, so it likely won't be a part of the game . "We'd really love that but right now we can't", Howard said. Not too long ago, Nintendo boasted their relationship with Microsoft , as players of both the Switch and Xbox can play Minecraft seamlessly together, but it obviously didn't bother Sony enough to make a change. (more...)
FCC filings give further credence to new $400 Surface reports
- July 04, 2018

The FCC paperwork doesn't include pictures or full specs of the device-those parts are kept confidential for now-but it does disclose a few details that give some hints about the new device. "It's been three years now since Microsoft released the 10" Surface 3, and it will be interesting to see if Microsoft can make small Windows tablets interesting again. (more...)
Shenmue Remasters Get Release Dates Shenmue Remasters Get Release Dates
- July 04, 2018

You'll be able to choose between classic or modern controls, they have scalable screen resolution, and for the first time in the United States, you can play with Japanese audio. The first game in the franchise originally appeared on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2000 and has never appeared on any other platform since. While these aren't true HD remakes or remasters of the games, they do come with some advantages over the originals beyond being playable on modern hardware. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC & 6GB/8GB RAM Launched in India Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC & 6GB/8GB RAM Launched in India
- July 04, 2018

Unexpectedly, ahead of the phone's launch in India, Flipkart has revealed its pricing. The smartphone was launched globally at MWC 2018 earlier this year in February in Barcelona which is expected to be priced around Rs. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5 .0. A 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging support backs the device. (more...)
Why are some Samsung phones texting random photos to contacts? Why are some Samsung phones texting random photos to contacts?
- July 04, 2018

Complaints from the users on this issue were spotted on various platforms like company's official forum and on Reddit as well . "Last night around 2:30am, my phone sent [my girlfriend] my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app ", complained one confused Galaxy S9 + owner. (more...)
Dodge Challenger Pricing Announced, SRT Hellcat Redeye Costs $69,650 Dodge Challenger Pricing Announced, SRT Hellcat Redeye Costs $69,650
- July 04, 2018

That Redeye becomes Dodge's fastest vehicle for 2019 with the Demon no more. On the lower end of the spectrum, the Challenger SXT RWD holds steady with a base price of $27,295, featuring a 305-hp 3.6 liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. (more...)
Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone
- July 04, 2018

Light is now developing the phone and it has also created a prototype with 5 to 9 lens with incredible zoom capabilities. The company well-known for making the Light L16 camera with 16 lenses and capable 81-megapixel images is now turning its attention onto phones. (more...)
Facebook shuts down Hello, Moves and tbh apps Facebook shuts down Hello, Moves and tbh apps
- July 03, 2018

It was bought by the tech giant eight months ago after attracting millions of downloads at launch. All now work at Facebook as software engineers or product designers. Reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company has restricted third-party developers' access to its platform, and also on Monday announced it was deprecating more APIs used by developers . (more...)
An end to cracked screens? Student invents an AIRBAG for your phone An end to cracked screens? Student invents an AIRBAG for your phone
- July 03, 2018

San Francisco: Cracked smartphone displays could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an innovative mobile case made by a German engineering student that acts like an airbag to protect dropped phones from smashing. The springs can be pushed back into place after deployment, making the case reusable. The case isn't being sold commercially, but Frenzel has patented the technology. (more...)
Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights — Not API Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights — Not API
- July 03, 2018

Gmail users who signed up for "email-based services" like "shopping price comparisons", and "automated travel-itinerary planners" are most at risk of having their private messages read, The Journal reported. That means even non-users will find their private communications on Google servers, if they're communicating with a Gmail user. The increased scrutiny follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal , the now defunct data firm accused of misusing the personal information of more than 80 ... (more...)
A bug unblocked more than 800,000 Facebook and Messenger users A bug unblocked more than 800,000 Facebook and Messenger users
- July 03, 2018

Those who were unblocked could not see content that a user shared with their friends, but they could see "things posted to a wider audience", Facebook said, such as photos shared with friends of friends. Users will be notified if the bug was linked to their accounts and will receive a Facebook notification "encouraging them to check their blocked list", the company said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked with slim bezels, no physical home button Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked with slim bezels, no physical home button
- July 03, 2018

Price: Rs 9,990Powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, the Galaxy A3 comes with 2GB of RAM and a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. Like the iPad Pro which went with slimmer bezels in order to pack in a larger display without making the device larger, Samsung has made some substantial changes to the Galaxy Tab S4. (more...)
Samsung Messages causes chaos, sends pictures randomly
- July 03, 2018

According to posts on Reddit and Samsung's official support boards first spotted by Gizmodo , the devices affected include the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8 . TechCrunch has also reached out to T-Mobile for comment. How and when that happens, is still unclear, but it is not limited to a specific carrier, as customers of both T-Mobile and AT&T have experienced this new "feature". (more...)
HTC is firing 25% of its staff to cut costs once again HTC is firing 25% of its staff to cut costs once again
- July 03, 2018

According to a dispatch published today from Reuters , HTC is going to eliminate 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Taiwan . " HTC continues to review its operations to ensure production resources align with key strategic initiatives, so that the company can more effectively compete in its target markets while maintaining its innovative edge". (more...)
Android P Beta 3 is rolling out now Android P Beta 3 is rolling out now
- July 03, 2018

Today, it means support for multi-cameras, new phones with notched cut-outs at the top of the screen - a design Google itself is expected to adopt with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL - and enhanced notifications. Now there are eight handsets that are officially taking part in Project Treble . Meanwhile, users can breakdown app usage with hourly and daily graphs that feature a quick shortcut to enable the App Timer. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Red Colour Variant Launched; Sale Starts From July 16 OnePlus 6 Red Colour Variant Launched; Sale Starts From July 16
- July 02, 2018

Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the OnePlus 6 Red Edition smartphone. With respect to color variants, the strategy of OnePlus has been to release a new phone with standard colors, followed by special color variants released at a later point in time. (more...)
Microsoft plans to take on iPhone with folding dual screen Surface Microsoft plans to take on iPhone with folding dual screen Surface
- July 02, 2018

The Verge also report of Microsoft testing waters for using ARM processors for the pocketable unit. However there could be a new Surface device that Microsoft has yet to announce, according to a leaked email obtained by The Verge . There have been rumors of a Surface Phone in the past but that has yet to be revealed, assuming that it is still in the works. Credit to David Breyer for concept images. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review emerges ahead of launch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review emerges ahead of launch
- July 02, 2018

Live streaming of the event will be available at Live streaming of the event will be available at news. samsung .com/global, www.samsungmobilepress.com and www. It comes with thin bezels and a single rear camera along with a fingerprint sensor. The smartphone will feature the RAM support starting 6GB RAM to 8GB RAM and the ROM will be 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. (more...)
California just passed the toughest data privacy bill in the US California just passed the toughest data privacy bill in the US
- July 02, 2018

The new law gives consumers the right to know what information these big tech companies are collecting, as well as why they're collecting it and where it's being shared. Chau said he had not heard of the list but was willing to consider limited changes, particularly bill language authorizing litigation. The state Senate passed the bill 36-0 on Thursday and it now heads to the state Assembly. (more...)
Live Images Of Red OnePlus 6 Variant Leak, Boosting Speculation
- July 01, 2018

After building a lot of hype for the launch of its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 6, it seems that the Chinese company is now preparing for the launch of a new colour variant for the same phone. If there has been one recent smartphone trend that hasn't been terrible, its been the choice made by manufacturers to produce red color variants of flagship devices. (more...)