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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India pre-orders to begin August 19 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India pre-orders to begin August 19
- July 27, 2018

A leak first spotted by Android Headlines had revealed three color variants of the Galaxy Note 9 - Coral Blue, Midnight Black and Teddy Brown. The Samsung Galaxy Note event is being held on August 9th. The 128GB storage variant of the device will be available in Black, Blue and Purple color options and the 512GB variant will be available in Black and Blue color options. (more...)
Northern California wildfire 'taking down everything in its path' Northern California wildfire 'taking down everything in its path'
- July 27, 2018

The fire, which is located east of Hemet, prompted officials to close sections of Highway 74 between the Cranston Fire Stations and Lake Hemet, as well as part of Highway 243 between Pine Cove and Mountain Center, according to the San Bernardino National Forest . (more...)
Samsung Teases Galaxy Note 9's Bigger Battery Ahead of Launch Samsung Teases Galaxy Note 9's Bigger Battery Ahead of Launch
- July 27, 2018

Samsung will also offer a rugged Protective Silicone Cover with a built-in kickstand which is U.S. military standard MIL-STD 810G certified and able to withstand a fall of as much as 1.8 metres. "The effort is mainly to demonstrate its technology capability and to attract the industry's attention and media coverage". Its products may be popular, and it supplies a lot of equipment to the telecoms industry, but its smart devices still aren't almost as popular as the likes of Samsung or Apple. (more...)
Amazon posts record $2.5bn profit fueled by ad and cloud businesses Amazon posts record $2.5bn profit fueled by ad and cloud businesses
- July 27, 2018

AWS accounted for just 11 percent of Amazon's net sales but still delivers significant profits: The segment's operating income was $1.64 billion. After the closing bell rang on a day dominated by Facebook's bombshell earnings report, Amazon .com Inc. (more...)
Brush Fire Scorches 100 Acres Near Pinyon Pines as Cranston Fire Burns
- July 27, 2018

The Cranston Fire is under Unified Command between the USFS San Bernardino National Forest, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, Idyllwild Fire Protection District and the Riverside County Sheriffs Office. The Ferguson Fire in central California , which has grown to more than 43,200 acres, has forced parts of the nearby Yosemite National Park to close until at least Sunday. (more...)
Samsung announces unbreakable smartphone display Samsung announces unbreakable smartphone display
- July 26, 2018

Department of Labor". To test its robustness, UL put the screen through tests based on military standards set by the US Department of Defense, and the panel survived 26 successive drops from 1.2 meters and "continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides, or edges". (more...)
Pregnant again! April the giraffe's calf is due in March Pregnant again! April the giraffe's calf is due in March
- July 26, 2018

The last time the viral mama was pregnant, millions watched her livestream from February through April . Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York , announced the pregnancy Wednesday on NBC's " Today " show. She has lived at Animal Adventure Park since August 2015 and stands at approximately 15ft tall. 'The average (gestation period) for a giraffe is 15 months, ' Patch added, 'April likes to go 16, 17, 18. (more...)
Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite Facebook confirms it's building an internet satellite
- July 25, 2018

Facebook officially confirmed that they are working towards launching their satellite project soon. The company said it would no longer develop its own high-flying autonomous drones, which were partly powered by solar energy and created to fly for long periods of time and transmit the internet to remote parts of the Earth and the underserved developing countries. (more...)
Comic-Con 2018: Check Out Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector's Edition Comic-Con 2018: Check Out Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector's Edition
- July 25, 2018

Claire's character design in the new Resident Evil 2 has a lot more detail than the original version, which is something Capcom was able to achieve by scanning in a real-world costume. The collector's edition is exclusive to Gamestop and EB Games stores in North Ameria for $199.99. You'll still be escaping the zombie horde that's infested Raccoon City as either rookie cop Leon or college student Claire, but the game offers fresh scares and horrifying challenges for players to survive. (more...)
Lock it Down: Google Pushes HTTPS With Chrome Warnings Lock it Down: Google Pushes HTTPS With Chrome Warnings
- July 25, 2018

With the release of Chrome 56 in 2016, all HTTP sites that needed a password or contained payment fields were marked with a "not secure" warning, while Chrome 62 saw any HTTP site opened in an Incognito Window. The change applies to all HTTP sites, which will now be accompanied with a "Not Secure" image in the address bar. The bbc .com, dailymail.co.uk, espn.com and foxnews.com sites are a few of the many the browser will flag because they do not use HTTPS , the secure version ... (more...)
Qualcomm: Internet Speed Is Slow On iPhone, Compared to Other Android Devices Qualcomm: Internet Speed Is Slow On iPhone, Compared to Other Android Devices
- July 25, 2018

The iPhone X had 29.7 Mbps from 603,000 tests. Apart from web speed, other important metrics rely on the main processor. Manufacturer Qualcomm processor shared expertise that the flagship for Android iPhone faster data transmission. (more...)
Apple’s Patch for 2018 MacBook Pro Thermal Throttling Appears to Have Worked Apple’s Patch for 2018 MacBook Pro Thermal Throttling Appears to Have Worked
- July 25, 2018

Now, Apple has conceded that there's a problem, but says it's an easy fix. According to Apple, this issue actually affected all versions of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models regardless of the processor inside, and was the result of a bug within the computers' thermal management systems. (more...)
Qualcomm announces first mmWave 5G antennas for mobile devices Qualcomm announces first mmWave 5G antennas for mobile devices
- July 24, 2018

With this announcement, the chipmaker has solved a major issue with a 5G rollout, that is, to produce eligible millimetre wave antennas that can fit inside modern smartphones. The mmWave antenna module supports advanced beam forming, beam steering, and beam tracking technologies. Qualcomm's QTM052 mmWave antenna module family supports a number of bands, including parts of 26.5-29.5GHz, the entirety of 27.5-28.35GHz and 37-40GHz. (more...)
How Google Made Sure None of Its 85,000+ Employee Get Phished How Google Made Sure None of Its 85,000+ Employee Get Phished
- July 24, 2018

Google is a very big entity, with more than 85,000 employees scattered around the globe working in divisions from cloud to hardware and search. Phishing scams have effectively tricked uncountable people into compromising their online security, and one of the best ways to stop it is two-factor authentication. (more...)
Nintendo Suing ROM Sites For $100 Million Damages Nintendo Suing ROM Sites For $100 Million Damages
- July 24, 2018

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against emulation sites LoveROMs and LoveRETRO for their part in distributing copyrighted games. Nintendo has filed a complaint against LoveROMs and LoveRETRO - two sites owned and operated by Jacob Mathias and his company Mathias Designs LLC, according to Nintendo - in the US District Court of Arizona. (more...)
Honor 9N launched in India: Full specifications, price and features Honor 9N launched in India: Full specifications, price and features
- July 24, 2018

The phone is powered by a Kirin 659 system-on-chip (SoC), a processor that has been used in most of Honor's budget smartphones, including the Honor 9 Lite , Honor 7X and Honor 9i (Indian version). The camera setup on the smartphone consists of a total of 3 cameras. The camera settings include GPS Tag, Perfect Selfie, High quality Mode, Smile Capture, and Gesture Control. (more...)
Fallout 76 beta data Fallout 76 beta data
- July 24, 2018

The Fallout 76 beta test that Bethesda promised at E3 will take place in October, with participants selected from people who have preordered the game. In the same forum post , the company asked the community to send it a barrage of questions, promising to dole out answers during the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon . (more...)
How Xbox 'Scarlett' and 'XCloud' game streaming aim to expand Microsoft's reach How Xbox 'Scarlett' and 'XCloud' game streaming aim to expand Microsoft's reach
- July 24, 2018

I don't think however Microsoft needs new hardware to take on the casual gamer market. The streaming Xbox will be significantly cheaper than what we are used to paying for a console, but more than existing streaming boxes out there. The benefit here is that Microsoft's cloud platform reaches around the globe with data centers in every major market. If a multiplayer game is using Azure as it's central server, Scarlett Cloud console will be closer physically to the multiplayer server ... (more...)
Rumour: Next-generation Nvidia Graphics Cards To Launch In August Rumour: Next-generation Nvidia Graphics Cards To Launch In August
- July 24, 2018

The email also purportedly goes on to explain the GTX 11-series was delayed due to an overstock of 10xx GPUs. We have no way of verifying the veracity of the email, but if it's real, it includes previously unknown information about Nvidia's 11-series launch plans. (more...)
Samsung Wireless Charger Duo leaks, may launch alongside Galaxy Samsung Wireless Charger Duo leaks, may launch alongside Galaxy
- July 24, 2018

Speculation exists around how Samsung will eliminate its bezels without implementing a mechanical solution for its front-facing camera (such as a pop-up module ), but there is now no information on how the display design will look on the Samsung Galaxy S10. (more...)
Here's What's New in Fortnite's Playground Mode Here's What's New in Fortnite's Playground Mode
- July 24, 2018

To celebrate Fortnite's first year, you can earn XP if you dance in front of different Birthday Cakes . The latest update includes the addition of a series of challenges which, if completed, allow players to unlock new cosmetic items in game. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2, A2 Lite launched: India availability, specifications and more Xiaomi Mi A2, A2 Lite launched: India availability, specifications and more
- July 24, 2018

While there is no word about whether this device will be launched in India, but we can expect it to arrive in India under another alias. It will be available in three colours: blue, gold, and black. Essentially, the Mi A2 Lite has the same underpinnings as its predecessor, albeit with a refreshed design for 2018. Otherwise, the Mi A2 is expected to be similar to the Mi 6X in terms of design, features and specifications. (more...)
Samsung leaks the Galaxy Watch ahead of schedule Samsung leaks the Galaxy Watch ahead of schedule
- July 24, 2018

It all begins with a long-haired Apple Store employee who is aligned unequivocally with the Apple logo on his T-shirt, giving curious customers some truly hilarious responses to their questions about iPhone X. The model number, SM-R810NZDAXAR, doesn't quite match up with previously reported filings to the FCC, but this suggests that Samsung is planning to release a number of different variant. (more...)
United Kingdom government makes full-fibre pledge for new homes United Kingdom government makes full-fibre pledge for new homes
- July 24, 2018

The government said that the changes it has proposed are essential to: give the majority of the United Kingdom population access to 5G; connect 15 million premises to full fibre broadband by 2025; and provide full fibre broadband coverage across all of the United Kingdom by 2033. (more...)
Lyft, Uber suspend driver for live streaming passengers Lyft, Uber suspend driver for live streaming passengers
- July 24, 2018

Gargac said he is just trying to "capture the natural interactions between myself and the passengers". Sometimes, to confirm who they are for their driver, the passengers say their full names. Rosenblat said Gargac was not the only driver to record and share recordings of passengers without their knowledge. In footage reviewed by the Post-Dispatch, riders would climb into Gargac's vehicle, their faces illuminated by purple lights mounted above the backseats. (more...)
Sony introduces IMX586 smartphone camera with 48 MP Quad Bayer sensor Sony introduces IMX586 smartphone camera with 48 MP Quad Bayer sensor
- July 23, 2018

The 48 effective megapixels are found on an 8mm diagonal unit, which will enable enhanced photography in smartphones of the future. "The new Sony sensor features 48 effective megapixels, a pixel count which rivals that of high-performance SLR cameras , making it possible to capture lovely, high-resolution images even with a smartphone". (more...)
Mega Man 11 heats up as Capcom reveals Torch Man Mega Man 11 heats up as Capcom reveals Torch Man
- July 23, 2018

Good news for Mega Man fans! It sounds like you'll have quite a challenge once you hit Torch Man's stage. The peaceful scene is quickly shattered by Sparkey, a flaming turkey that's so fired up, the blaze on its back will absorb your Mega Buster shots! When you finally make it to the inferno that is Torch Man's boss battle, you'll see that he's set the surrounding forest on fire because he seems to have forgotten his own teachings about fire safety. (more...)
Mario Kart Hot Wheels Toys Announced For Next Year Mario Kart Hot Wheels Toys Announced For Next Year
- July 23, 2018

The update is available for download now. Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be interested in this one, as it adds new playable character Champion's Tunic Link along with other items featured from that game. This is also not the first crossover DLC for " Breath of the Wild ". With the Nintendo Switch Online paid service rapidly approaching, Nintendo is likely trying to encourage players to sign up by releasing new content for their leading online titles. (more...)
Android for a fee? Yes, after the European Union fine Android for a fee? Yes, after the European Union fine
- July 23, 2018

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai has set his company in this direction - toward artificial intelligence services that reach consumers everywhere. Vestager said that given the size of the company, the €4.34-billion fine is not disproportionate. That time, it found Google was using its search service to improperly promote its shopping service. (more...)
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter partner on Data Transfer Project Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter partner on Data Transfer Project
- July 22, 2018

As noted during our previous coverage , the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires tech companies to offer means of data portability to their users to ensure they can take their data wherever they wish to even if they want to close some specific account. (more...)