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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs get leaked Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs get leaked
- July 18, 2018

For connectivity, the Mi A2 smartphone is likely to offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset will also come with artificial intelligence (AI) and AI Portrait mode. For the front, it has a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone will skip the company's MIUI custom Android ROM. (more...)
'Fortnite' 5.0 Patch Updates Include New Weapons 'Fortnite' 5.0 Patch Updates Include New Weapons
- July 18, 2018

Epic Games has released the official patch notes for the v5.0 content update for Fortnite , with the update itself providing some new features, such as a new SMG weapon to utilize in Battle Royale , though being a bit lighter on updates compared to past patches. (more...)
No Man's Sky Trailer Reveals Upcoming Updates No Man's Sky Trailer Reveals Upcoming Updates
- July 18, 2018

Hello Games also promises improved planetary terrain generation and textures. Fight as a pirate or a wingman in space battles with friends. That will be even more true with the launch of Next, bringing a full multiplayer experience. "Nearly two years ago our small team of friends, with a shared love of sci-fi, opened up the universe of No Man's Sky for the first time", Hello Games said in a press release. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 official press render leaked Galaxy Note 9 official press render leaked
- July 18, 2018

The photos also suggest that Samsung gave the Galaxy Note 9 the same fingerprint sensor redesign underneath the camera as the Galaxy S9. Meanwhile, some photos that allegedly show the Note 9 in the flesh glass and metal have been shared by MMDDJ_ on Twitter . (more...)
Samsung unveils 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip Samsung unveils 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip
- July 17, 2018

The company's upcoming 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip flaunts a data rate of 6,400 Mb/s, which effectively is 1.5 times faster than current LPDDR4X offerings that top out at 4,266 Mb/s. To put it in practical terms, it would be able to transfer 14 Full HD videos, each 3.7 GB in size, in just a second. While the announcement comes with the usual promises of "improved performance" and "reduced power consumption", there is some technical basis for those. (more...)
Redheads, Lobsters and Cupcakes: Apple Shows Off New Emoji Redheads, Lobsters and Cupcakes: Apple Shows Off New Emoji
- July 17, 2018

Check out the new characters below! "Many additional characters across sports, symbols and more, will launch later this year, including a new superhero emoji , a softball, Nazar amulet, and infinity symbol", the press release said. In case you weren't already aware, tomorrow is World Emoji Day. The social networking site also announced that soon they will roll out new emojis for both Facebook and Messenger. (more...)
Google's phone app can now detect spam calls Google's phone app can now detect spam calls
- July 17, 2018

The new features would work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Google is taking more steps to protect Android users from being bothered by unwanted and potentially harmful calls. Google adds that to stop spam calls from ringing, users should turn on Filter suspected spam calls . Spam callers will still be able to leave to a voicemail, which can be checked from the call history, but even that won't leave a notification, making interruptions nearly non-existent. (more...)
Uber 'Spotlight' Tool Helps Your Driver Find You Uber 'Spotlight' Tool Helps Your Driver Find You
- July 17, 2018

As any Uber rider knows, finding your driver can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you're getting picked up from a busy place. The last feature is easily one of the most useful of the lot. Uber lets you schedule a ride 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. There are a few pre-populated messages that can be sent with one tap as well. Uber didn't specify when the new features would be available, but an update is now rolling out in the Play Store. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout Betas Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout Betas Revealed
- July 16, 2018

Blog posts from Activision and Treyarch offer the full details. So, be sure to secure yours if you want a shot at the action in the Private Beta in August. In Control , teams alternate rounds between attacking and defending two static objectives. The first team to win the first of three matches wins. (more...)
Unreal Engine Marketplace Increases Revenue Share to Creators, Makes Retroactive Payments Unreal Engine Marketplace Increases Revenue Share to Creators, Makes Retroactive Payments
- July 16, 2018

Kudos to Epic: this move is something that'll prove very healthy for the entire video games industry. The mobile version reportedly earned $25 million in its first month alone , and a recent poll revealed that 70% of " Fortnite " players spend money on in-game purchases . (more...)
Roborace Proves Human Drivers are Optional in Goodwood Hillclimb Roborace Proves Human Drivers are Optional in Goodwood Hillclimb
- July 16, 2018

Drifting phenom, energy drink enthusiast and well-documented nice guy Vaughn Gittin Jr. teamed up with the Goodwood Festival of Speed to build and auction off a special 700-horsepower Ford Mustang for charity. The stated mission of the new series is to demonstrate that "autonomous driving technology is already here, and can even work in extreme conditions". (more...)
Pikachu Funko POP confirmed, coming to Target later this month Pikachu Funko POP confirmed, coming to Target later this month
- July 15, 2018

Oddish, Sandshrew, and Growlithe have been confirmed to only appear in Let's Go, Pikachu , while Bellsprout, Vulpix, and Meowth will only be available in Let's Go, Eevee . We also got our first look at the new and improved Kanto, which looks much more vibrant than the original map did (obviously). In addition to that, players will also be able to dress their signature Pikachu or Eevee with some new haircuts, which look downright odd. (more...)
Motorola’s first Android Go phone unveiled with 18:9 display Motorola’s first Android Go phone unveiled with 18:9 display
- July 15, 2018

The regular Moto E5 Play sports a 5.2-inch HD display , while the Android Go edition comes with a slightly larger 5.3-inch display . Motorola has not yet revealed the India release date and prices of the Moto E5 Play (Go edition) handset. (more...)
Okay, That Final Fantasy Behemoth Armour Looks Stupidly Cool in Monster Hunter Okay, That Final Fantasy Behemoth Armour Looks Stupidly Cool in Monster Hunter
- July 15, 2018

Capcom and Pure Imagination Studios are working on a 3D animated special for Monster Hunter . Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild will be about a warrior who leaves his small town on a quest to take on one of the series' powerful Elder Dragons. (more...)
Aston Martin's stuffed a 430-hp V8 into a Cygnet city auto Aston Martin's stuffed a 430-hp V8 into a Cygnet city auto
- July 15, 2018

Sourced from a previous-generation Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, the eight-cylinder engine sends 430-bhp (436-hp) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque to the chunky rear wheels via a seven-speed Sportshift II transmission (also borrowed from the Vantage S ) and a miniature torque tube. (more...)
MacBook Pro Brings True Tone to Apple Thunderbolt, LG UltraFine Displays MacBook Pro Brings True Tone to Apple Thunderbolt, LG UltraFine Displays
- July 15, 2018

Even though Apple didn't explicitly address the subject in a release announcing the new launches, the DIY fix authority iFixit has evidence that Apple may have actually quietly addressed the issue. The company discovered that Apple has quietly fixed the keyboard problem by adding a flexible enclosure under the caps that covers the second-gen butterfly mechanism to prevent dust particles from getting in and blocking the keys. (more...)
OPPO 'Find X' with AI-driven stealth 3D cameras in India OPPO 'Find X' with AI-driven stealth 3D cameras in India
- July 15, 2018

It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, has 8GB of RAM , and 256GB of internal storage . Oppo Find X is a Hi-tech and futuristic phone with astonishing features. The 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture and 20-megapixel secondary camera with same f/2.0 aperture. As for storage , the Oppo Find X is offered in a choice of 256GB of built-in storage , which is further expandable via microSD slot. (more...)
Vivo NEX S Indian price revealed ahead of launch Vivo NEX S Indian price revealed ahead of launch
- July 15, 2018

Vivo unveiled its two flagship smartphone Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A in China on June 12. As the smartphone is to be launched on Amazon.in, it (Amazon) has chose to offer some extra discounts of Rs. The NEX S phone's security features include an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock options. Powering the device is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU . (more...)
Bentley's 100th birthday Mulsanne has a special extra Bentley's 100th birthday Mulsanne has a special extra
- July 15, 2018

To mark the occasion, the luxury automaker is introducing a special edition of the Mulsanne dubbed the W.O. Edition by Mulliner, named after the company's original founder, W.O. The Mulsanne also includes a W.O. Bentley signature badge on the lower bumper and self-levelling wheel centres and door treadplates, which both incorporate a specially designed centenary badge. (more...)
Treyarch reveals CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale beta details
- July 15, 2018

Unusually, Activision didn't show that much of this year's Call Of Duty at E3 but they are gearing up for not one but two betas for Black Ops 4 . Of course, you'll need to pre-order Black Ops 4 to get access to the beta. Each team has a limited number of lives in this first-to-three wins match-up, so strategic strikes and defensive positioning are key, making for some fast and frenetic gunfights. (more...)
MacBook Pro updated with 8th-gen Intel Core chipsets MacBook Pro updated with 8th-gen Intel Core chipsets
- July 15, 2018

For graphics, it gets a Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of GDDR5RAM. The Blackmagic eGPU is retailing exclusively through Apple for US$699. Apple also said the notebook, available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, will come with an updated keyboard. (more...)
Adobe bringing the full power of Photoshop to the iPad in 2019 Adobe bringing the full power of Photoshop to the iPad in 2019
- July 14, 2018

Scott Belsky, Adobe's Creative Cloud product head, told Bloomberg that the company is working on "cross-platform iteration of Photoshop and other applications", but he declined to provide a timeline for their release. The app won't immediately be a replacement for Photoshop, which has been around since 1990, but will be offered alongside it, people familiar with the project said. (more...)
The most ambitious browser mitigation yet for Spectre attacks comes to Chrome The most ambitious browser mitigation yet for Spectre attacks comes to Chrome
- July 14, 2018

Google is working to optimize the security feature to keep Chrome both fast and secure and plans to add experimental enterprise policies for enabling Site Isolation in Chrome 68 for Android. The Spectre attacks , which were made public in January, effectively allow malicious code to read any memory in a process's address space. However, the Site Isolation feature narrows the scope, limiting each renderer process to documents from at most one site. (more...)
New Roadside Detection System Will Shame You into Putting Your Phone Down
- July 14, 2018

The county is introducing road signs that use scanners to electronically detect the radio signals transmitted when mobile phones are connected to a call-and then flash a symbol (on a sign further down the road) showing a cellphone with a line through it to the offending driver to remind him or her such behavior is a no-no. (more...)
Telecom panel backs Net neutrality Telecom panel backs Net neutrality
- July 14, 2018

As per the rules of net neutrality, mobile operators, internet providers and social media companies can not discriminate in traffic while providing web access by either blocking or throttling some apps, websites and services or by offering "fast lanes" to others. (more...)
Sprint's adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one Sprint's adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one
- July 14, 2018

Sprint customers will experience the Network Built for Unlimited at the BEST Price.5 With more mobile broadband spectrum capacity than any USA carrier, Sprint's network is built to meet customers' growing demand for data. And video streaming is capped at 1080p HD. Global roaming for text and data is free for 185 destinations - travelers to Canada and Mexico will get unlimited talk, text and data with up to 5GB of LTE speeds. (more...)
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...)