Technology


HTC's blockchain phone, Exodus, will launch before the end of the year
- July 14, 2018

At a tech conference in Hong Kong on 11th July, HTC has confirmed that it will be releasing its blockchain based mobile phone later this year. Besides HTC Exodus , the company has been working with the developers of the known game Cryptokitties and it will release an app focused on data security. (more...)
Microsoft declares war on Slack with free version of its Teams app Microsoft declares war on Slack with free version of its Teams app
- July 13, 2018

Using collaborative insights from Microsoft Graph, Workplace Analytics uses aggregate data to help improve team collaboration, share insights, and recommend habits to particular teams, said the release. Teams free offers unlimited app integrations with 140-plus business apps to choose from, including Adobe, Evernote and Trello. "What we've learnt from Teams in the first 16 months is that, firstly, it's fantastic in terms of a straight off-the-bat free service or additional value inside ... (more...)
Microsoft Is Finally Updating the Windows Notepad App Microsoft Is Finally Updating the Windows Notepad App
- July 13, 2018

The following features are part of Notepad as of Build 17713 and will make it into Windows 10 version 1809. Although Notepad still probably won't replace your favorite third-party text editor, it is slowly gaining new features to better address user needs. (more...)
New design for Google Pay web app is rolling out New design for Google Pay web app is rolling out
- July 13, 2018

The App Store for the first-generation Apple Watch includes special apps that work as add-ons to the main app found on your iPhone. Unfortunately for Android users, the half-press function won't be available. The goal is to find out whether fans of the lenses and cases will trust Moment to deliver much more. Unfortunately, the function isn't available on Android yet (mainly the Samsung S9 Plus ), but Moment says it's working on it. (more...)
How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
- July 13, 2018

The Airplay integration is available on most Sonos speakers, including the Sonos One , Beam, Playbase, and the second generation Play:5. Now, just over a month after Apple added AirPlay 2 as part of iOS 11.4 , Sonos is the first third-party speaker company to dive head first into the new tech. (more...)
Epic Announces $8M Summer Skirmish Series - Fortnite Epic Announces $8M Summer Skirmish Series - Fortnite
- July 12, 2018

EDT (1:00 a.m. PDT) so that they can properly implement the new content into the game. Although, for the time being, names and rarities for these items are now unknown. We expect Epic to provide more information as the season continues. What is it that makes this game so immensely popular, and how did it come to be? What are you most looking forward to in Fortnite Season 5? Between rifts pulling stuff out of the map or spawning random stagecoaches, not to mention the several llamas ... (more...)
Sony's Xperia XA2 Plus will be available in Taiwan in August Sony's Xperia XA2 Plus will be available in Taiwan in August
- July 12, 2018

Concerning specifications, the Xperia XA2 Plus sports a 6-inch display with Full HD+ resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The XA2 Plus will come in Black, Silver, Gold and Green when it commences its rollout next month. The Xperia XA2 Plus will be focused to improve multimedia experiences, given Sony's Hi-Res audio support and camera technology are included in the device. (more...)
Two USB adapters for Surface Go will launch August 2nd, too Two USB adapters for Surface Go will launch August 2nd, too
- July 12, 2018

This should be noted. The Surface Pro meanwhile has a 12.3-inch screen with a 2736x1824 resolution. Don't forget that Microsoft launched a new Surface Mobile Mouse alongside the Surface Go, which is also up for pre-order. In May 2017, during education-themed event in New York City, the company introduced the Surface Laptop . Windows Hello will authenticate users through facial recognition on the 5-megapixel selfie camera. (more...)
Leaked promo material reveals new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen Leaked promo material reveals new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen
- July 12, 2018

The biggest of these will relate to its rear camera and S-Pen. As we get closer to Samsung's Unpacked press conference on August 9th, we're bound to see even more Note 9 leaks... Moving up, we can see the Samsung logo resting right below the fingerprint sensor, which is located in a central position under a horizontal dual-lens rear camera. (more...)
Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
- July 12, 2018

Apple has also put the new T2 chip from its iMac Pro into the MacBook Pro , which handles fingerprint scanning, the Touch Bar and other duties. "The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made". (more...)
AT&T Gets Exclusive Deal to Sell Magic Leap's AR/VR Headset AT&T Gets Exclusive Deal to Sell Magic Leap's AR/VR Headset
- July 12, 2018

It's been a long time coming, with whispers of the headset being little more than vaporware along the way, but the naysayers could be about to be silenced - Magic Leap finally has a release window. The well-funded start-up raised $461 million in its latest funding round in March, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm, taking the total funding to over $2.3 billion to date. (more...)
IPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t IPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov’t
- July 12, 2018

Wardle notes that Apple probably created code in iOS to remove Taiwan's flag emoji at the behest of the Chinese government, and that code is the cause of the suspicious crashes. China considers Taiwan as a renegade provice, and does not recognise the sovereignty of the island nation. However, the Chinese government has long desired taking control over Taiwan. (more...)
Apple shares major milestones as App Store closes in on 10th anniversary Apple shares major milestones as App Store closes in on 10th anniversary
- July 12, 2018

As you can see, subscription services like Netflix, Spotify, and even Tinder, bring the big bucks for Apple when it comes to apps, yet games account for the whopping 70% of the App Store revenue, play on! Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem, so from the beginning, Apple has taken great care in providing clear guidelines to developers and thoughtfully curating a safe, trusted app marketplace to ensure the best experience possible for customers around the world to ... (more...)
Samsung's Flagship Galaxy S10+ May Feature Triple-Rear Camera System Samsung's Flagship Galaxy S10+ May Feature Triple-Rear Camera System
- July 12, 2018

Generally, Samsung releases only two variants of its smartphone models every time. It was also added that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with a smaller price tag. The main camera is expected to take the middle spot, the zoom lens will be on its left and the super-wide-angle lens will appear on the right. All these will have a direct impact on the price of Galaxy S10 and would end up tagging it with the most expensive smartphone ever made by Samsung. (more...)
Criminal case sheds light on Apple self-driving car tech Criminal case sheds light on Apple self-driving car tech
- July 12, 2018

He said he wanted to move back to China , citing his mother's poor health as the reason, but later disclosed he meant to work for XMotors , the Federal Bureau of Investigation complaint said. Upon looking at time stamps, this visit coincided with data download times, and Zhang left with a box of hardware. While a lawyer has been appointed to represent Zhang, there is no further comment from either the defendant or his lawyer as of this writing. (more...)
Wimbledon could detract from cup final, jokes Roger Federer Wimbledon could detract from cup final, jokes Roger Federer
- July 12, 2018

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has rearranged its Vitality Blast T20 fixture against Derbyshire, which was scheduled to clash with England's semifinal match against Croatia. With a smile on his face, he told a post-match press conference: "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on". (more...)
Leaked Galaxy Tab S4 render reveals the new S Pen Leaked Galaxy Tab S4 render reveals the new S Pen
- July 11, 2018

Samsung reportedly did not request that its suppliers add iris scanners with the new device, reports The Verge. After a year full of boring, uninspired flagship phones, Samsung is expected to completely flip the script right out of the gate in 2019. (more...)
OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black now available in India OnePlus 6 256GB Midnight Black now available in India
- July 10, 2018

As a part of the sale, OnePlus 6 Red Edition buyers can claim an instant discount of Rs. 2,000. In the past, limited edition colors of OnePlus devices have sold out pretty quickly. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The handset comes bundled with a stock Android inspired OxygenOS 5.1 built on top of Android Oreo 8.1. (more...)
Fortnite Supply Llamas have been found in Europe Fortnite Supply Llamas have been found in Europe
- July 10, 2018

That means players can get ready to explore a revamped map and collect new loot through the battle pass on Thursday, July 12. Shared earlier today through the game's official Twitter account, a mask hovered above the Season 5 text with a starry background. (more...)
Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go Tablet Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go Tablet
- July 10, 2018

The device will be shipped starting August 2. The hinge can extend to 165 degrees for flexibility, allowing users to make it as a tablet or studio mode, and support for type and mouse input with their Signature Type Cover. Microsoft claims that the device can offer a battery life of up to 9 hours on a single charge. Still, that's $100 less than the Surface 3 started at, making it the cheapest of Microsoft'sdevices in this lineup yet. (more...)
IPhone ownership top indicator of wealth in United States in 2016 IPhone ownership top indicator of wealth in United States in 2016
- July 10, 2018

In the 2016 study, researchers were able to guess if a person belonged to a household with an income within the top quarter of the population, be it a single adult or two parents and dependents, simply by the subject's disclosure that they own a non-specific iPhone about 69 percent of the time. (more...)
Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch
- July 10, 2018

Waframe is a free-to-play cooperative shooter which is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One . You play as a member of an ancient race of warriors called the Tenno who are now part of a modern-day war. A second expansion, "Codename: Railjack", is also on its way in the next year or so, and will elevate players from Venusian landscape into the stars. (more...)
Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1 Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1
- July 10, 2018

Now, Apple should be testing iOS 12 , watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 exclusively, as you shouldn't expect to see anymore iOS 11 updates. Even if forensic engineers are able to stop the device they're trying to break into from entering USB Restricted Mode , Elcomsoft noted that since iOS 11.4, cracking devices such as Grayshift's GrayKey are limited to just one passcode guess per ten minutes. (more...)
IHOb is dead and we're back to IHOP again IHOb is dead and we're back to IHOP again
- July 10, 2018

The company announced a name change in June , which sparked a flood of social media attention, mostly making fun of the stunt. And on Monday, IHOb reverted once more to its original name of IHOP . But if you already checked out the burger, and are a fan of that particular dish, the good news is it seems that menu item is at least sticking around. (more...)
China's Xiaomi: Smart phones, no smart IPO China's Xiaomi: Smart phones, no smart IPO
- July 10, 2018

Today, July 9, was the first day for Xiaomi on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with the stock closing at $2.14, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a valuation of almost $50 billion, though it should be noted that this is half the market capitalization of $ 100 billion that was expected from the IPO. (more...)
Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida
- July 09, 2018

Samsung's Noida plant also has a Research and Development Centre, and there's is a design centre as well. Before the launch of the Noida plant Samsung was manufacturing 67 million phones in India, mostly at its other base in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Skyrim Mod Support Not Planned: Bethesda Nintendo Switch Skyrim Mod Support Not Planned: Bethesda
- July 08, 2018

Howard clarified that they would love to eventually see mods on the Switch, but now, that's not something the company is actively doing. The Creation Club feature, which was first introduced into Fallout 4 before making its way to Skyrim , essentially allows players to access mods for the game on consoles, as well as on PC. (more...)
"Summer Style Pikachu" and Celebi Coming to Pokémon GO
- July 08, 2018

In a blog post on Thursday, the Pokemon Go developer announced that Pikachu and its less-evolved form Pichu would "appear more frequently" starting Friday, July 6 until the end of the month i.e. On its first anniversary, Pikachu donned Ash Ketchum's signature cap, after a party hat for Pokemon Day in February past year and was followed by a Santa hat during the United States holiday season. (more...)
Suzuki details all-new, SA-bound Jimny mini-4x4 Suzuki details all-new, SA-bound Jimny mini-4x4
- July 08, 2018

Replacing the 1.3-liter that we've found underpowered in our test drive of the previous generation, the 1.5-liter in the all-new Jimny delivers " ample torque at low revolutions ". The car's ground clearance is rated at 210 mm, while its boot space of 85 litres can be expanded to 377 litres with the rear seats folded. The central console is centred around a seven-inch touchscreen at higher trim levels, which includes Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity. (more...)
European Union lawmakers decide to not ruin the internet European Union lawmakers decide to not ruin the internet
- July 08, 2018

Members of the European Parliament , meeting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, voted 318 against the measure, 278 in favour, with 31 abstentions. "Great success: Your protests have worked!" "But the fight is far from over". Responding to the vote in Parliament this morning, GESAC - which represents song right collecting societies across Europe - said it saw this outcome as "a missed opportunity to fix the current unfairness in the digital market once and for all, despite nearly ... (more...)