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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Launched In India From Rs. 8.19 Lakh Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Launched In India From Rs. 8.19 Lakh
- August 20, 2018

On the exteriors , the new Ciaz has got new bumpers, a revised headlamp assembly and new front grille. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz has a more elegant front-end with new high-tech lighting and design revisions. Maruti Suzuki has replaced the K14B 1.4-litre petrol engine with the all-new K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine . Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, "The new Ciaz comes powered by K15 smart hybrid gasoline engine ". (more...)
Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch tomorrow Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch tomorrow
- August 20, 2018

Now, it looks like Nokia has made a decision to move up the launch by a few days. HMD Global is also likely to announce the Nokia 5.1 Plus aLongwith the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The dual-SIM Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) display . The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a 3060mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. (more...)
Rumored NVIDIA RTX 2070 Specs: 2304 Cores, 8GB GDDR6 at ~$400 Rumored NVIDIA RTX 2070 Specs: 2304 Cores, 8GB GDDR6 at ~$400
- August 20, 2018

Nvidia is gearing up for its Gamescom 2018 press conference, where it is highly likely the graphics card maker will unveil its next generation of graphics cards, including the GeForce RTX 2080. Stay tuned as we bring you more on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series. NVIDIA's leather jacket-wearing founder and CEO Jensen Huang is set to take to the stage once again to kick things off with the GeForce Gaming Event. (more...)
Forza Horizon 2 Getting Removed From Sale Soon Forza Horizon 2 Getting Removed From Sale Soon
- August 20, 2018

That doesn't mean that it'll be rendered unplayable for those who already have it, however, but if you don't get it now, you won't be able to get it from Microsoft afterwards. If you were planning on revisiting Forza Horizon 2 by downloading the digital version, you better act fast, as the game and all of its DLC is being delisted from Xbox Live on September 30. (more...)
The latest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhones are here - here's what's new The latest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhones are here - here's what's new
- August 20, 2018

The 5.8-inch iPhone X-like will cost at least $899 and as much as $949 - differential pricing could help sales of that model - while the 6.5-incher will move to the $999 mark. Then we come to the second AMOLED iPhone, which is predicted to have a 6.46-inch display and dual-SIM capabilities like its LCD counterpart. There have been reports about such functionality coming to iPhones dating back to as early as 2016, so there may be merit in the new report, but it should still be taken with a ... (more...)
Logitech Just Made a Crazy, Vertical Mouse Logitech Just Made a Crazy, Vertical Mouse
- August 20, 2018

The MX Vertical ($99, arriving in September), as its name implies, turns the productivity mouse on its side, so you can hold it at an angle that's more natural for your hand, and healthier for your joints. Logitech says that the 240mAh will give up to four months' use from a single charge, and one minute of charging will give three hours of use. Why it matters: If, like me, you find your hand/wrist achy and cramping after a long day of work, Logitech could a have a solution in the form ... (more...)
Apple 'pulls gambling apps from China App Store' Apple 'pulls gambling apps from China App Store'
- August 20, 2018

In a statement, Apple said: "Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China". Apple now offers more than 1.8 million apps in China. A CCTV report last month accused the company of allowing illegal gambling apps to proliferate. It said a Shanghai court has accepted Mou's case, which demands that Apple provide information related to the fake lottery app and compensate his loss. (more...)
Essential Phone is Just $224 Right Now at Amazon Essential Phone is Just $224 Right Now at Amazon
- August 20, 2018

We have discussed this internally and now that P has launched, it is very apparent from our community that you guys want this back in. The Essential Phone in Halo Gray with 128 GB is on offer for only $279.99, instead of $499.99. This results in stunning images that are rich in color and detail, even in low light. Although running last year's Snapdragon 835 , it has already been updated to Android 9.0 Pie, making it the only non-Google Pixel phone with an official build of the latest ... (more...)
WhatsApp backups won’t count against your Google Drive storage from November WhatsApp backups won’t count against your Google Drive storage from November
- August 20, 2018

You can select how often you'd like your WhatsApp messages to be backed up, what Google account you want them backed up to, and whether or not you want backups to happen over mobile networks or just Wi-Fi. One of our tipsters received an email from Google informing them of the news (above right), and WhatsApp's FAQs also have a notice about it. Unlike Android , Apple's iOS is already offering the way to manually back up the on-device content with a tap of a button in addition to ... (more...)
Gmail's new self-destructing emails are now available on mobile devices Gmail's new self-destructing emails are now available on mobile devices
- August 20, 2018

Google claims that while confidential mode feature will help prevent the recipients from accidentally sharing the email, it can not cease them from taking screenshots or photos of the messages or attachments. The feature was initially announced during Google's I/O developer conference earlier this year but had remained mostly out of the news in the meantime. (more...)
Adorable, high maintenance fat cat seeks a permanent home Adorable, high maintenance fat cat seeks a permanent home
- August 20, 2018

He likes his feather wand toy. He's also a "polydactyl" cat, which means he has more toes than normal felines. How Bruno learned the impressive skill is a mystery. A cool cat up for adoption has become an internet sensation with his lackadaisical demeanor. We all know someone who's picky, or fussy, or just likes things that're that little bit extra, well how about the cat who would need more care and attention than your average toddler? 'He has been VERY excited with all of the interest, ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets Rs 10,000 plus price cut Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets Rs 10,000 plus price cut
- August 20, 2018

On retail sites and in offline shop it is possible that you may get it at an even better price. Additionally, if you have an HDFC bank credit card, you can avail an additional cashback of Rs. There is also an 8MP front camera for selfies and video calling. There are multiple sensors onboard; the Note 8 comes with a heart-rate sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, barometer, and a gyroscope sensor. (more...)
The Huawei Mate 20 could be a very sexy phone! The Huawei Mate 20 could be a very sexy phone!
- August 20, 2018

This is cheaper than the price of the Mate 10 Lite that was launched in October past year at Euro 399. A Type-C USB port will be located on the bottom of this phone, while the phone's display will sport rounded corners, as it's easily visible in the provided images. (more...)
Google staff condemn plan for censored Chinese search engine Google staff condemn plan for censored Chinese search engine
- August 19, 2018

Google previously offered a search engine for China, but the company withdrew it over concerns on both censorship and cyber attacks. But according to the reports last month, the company is working in a secret way on a new search service for China known as "Dragonfly" internally. (more...)
PUBG Mobile exceeds 100 million downloads on Android and iPhone PUBG Mobile exceeds 100 million downloads on Android and iPhone
- August 19, 2018

Tencent Games, the company behind PUBG made an announcement stating that the company was able to achieve this feat in less than four months of launching the game on both the platforms. The updated content allowed Tencent to increase purchases where it reported a hike of 365 percent after a premium progression pass was rolled out to the users. (more...)
We told users we track them - Google We told users we track them - Google
- August 19, 2018

They received a pop-up that reads "None of your Google apps will be able to store location data in Location History " - a sneakily worded message that is technically true. The issue of data privacy and the risks involved with it has always been a major concern. Google ad revenue past year rose to $95.4 billion and a big driver of this is location-aware tracking. (more...)
AT&T Faces $224 Million Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Heist AT&T Faces $224 Million Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Heist
- August 19, 2018

On June 11, 2017, Terpin said he found his phone to not be working, and that hackers had used his personal information and diverted texts and calls to his numbers to obtain access to his cryptocurrency accounts, from which they withdrew "a substantial amount of money". (more...)
Official Battlefield 5 Gamescom 2018 Devastation of Rotterdam Trailer Official Battlefield 5 Gamescom 2018 Devastation of Rotterdam Trailer
- August 19, 2018

As promised, following the short teaser DICE dropped yesterday for Battlefield 5's gamescom trailer , the full thing is now available for all to watch. Battlefield might also have the edge here too, as base multiplayer matches like Conquest include 64 players so the Battlefield V's take on the mode is likely to support more players than COD Black Ops 4 . (more...)
Android Messages v3.5 adds Material Theme and dark mode Android Messages v3.5 adds Material Theme and dark mode
- August 19, 2018

This new feature will enable users to use the messages app in low light conditions or in completely dark rooms more effectively. We have earlier seen how Google is slowly implementing Material Design 2 to all of its application. The amusing thing is that nothing is really new or "2" worthy because it's just a change from whatever accent color they were using to white . Google is rolling out these changes to Android Messages now, so keep an eye out if this is your stock text messaging app. (more...)
Google admits it tracks users, but says its to improve experience Google admits it tracks users, but says its to improve experience
- August 19, 2018

The backlash over Google's location history underscores how much scrutiny tech giants are under for their data-hungry business practices. When you turn off Location History for your Google Account, it's off for all devices associated with that Google Account. (more...)
Sony sells three million PlayStation VR headsets Sony sells three million PlayStation VR headsets
- August 19, 2018

There are now more than 340 PlayStation VG games and experiences available. The company also revealed that 21.9 million PlayStation VR titles have been sold, at retail and via the PS Store, which is also an impressive feat. The numbers of PSVR compared to those of competitors (and competitors is a stretch considering the only VR unit capable of being used with a PlayStation is PSVR) are very telling. (more...)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Just Got a Multiple Month Delay Spyro Reignited Trilogy Just Got a Multiple Month Delay
- August 19, 2018

Spyro Reignited Trilogy was originally supposed to launch on September 21, so this delay pushes it back nearly two months on the nose. The developer announced the delay in an Activision game blog . IGN also recently saw more levels from across the trilogy at a recent preview event, and you can look forward to impressions next week. While there was no official word on the reason past "love and care" many fans are already speculating whether this has anything to do with the news about ... (more...)
Google Home with touchscreen display coming to take on Amazon Echo Show Google Home with touchscreen display coming to take on Amazon Echo Show
- August 19, 2018

A new report out of Nikkei claims Google is preparing to introduce its own Smart Display for later this year. In a report from Taipei, the Japan-based publication quoted an unnamed industry source as saying that Google is planning to ship an initial batch of 3 million units. (more...)
New leaks reveal pricing and display details about upcoming iPhones New leaks reveal pricing and display details about upcoming iPhones
- August 19, 2018

As per a new report by TrendForce , several features about Apple's upcoming trio of handsets have been revealed, thereby giving us a glimpse into what to expect with the new iPhones. All three devices will deliver the same core features, which means the cheapest model will be nearly as powerful and fast as the most expensive one. While the Apple Pencil is far from just a stylus, and Apple will be clear to market it as a drawing utensil, it does show how the company has grown and outlook on ... (more...)
Two emergency warnings for NSW bushfires Two emergency warnings for NSW bushfires
- August 19, 2018

A fire burning out of control north of Bemboka. Strong winds are affecting the region, with gusts of up to 104 kilometres recorded in Nowra earlier, and the Bureau of Meteorology has warned these will get worse. "We're definitely not out of the woods yet but we're getting there", he said. He watched the fire as he ate his breakfast before he was evacuated about 9am. (more...)
'Grand Theft Auto Online' cheat seller stopped by federal judge
- August 19, 2018

Take-Two suggested it had lost around $500,000 due to players using Zipperer's programs in the original filing, and U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton agreed, claiming that the publisher would nearly certainly show Zipperer infringed on the GTA trademark and harmed the company's sales and reputation. (more...)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Now Has a Switch Demo Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Now Has a Switch Demo
- August 19, 2018

Three years on, United Kingdom players are getting our first chance to play an enhanced version of the game on Switch. Trust me, you'll need it. If you want to give Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate a try, head over to the Nintendo eShop, and pick up the free demo, which is available from today. (more...)
Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones
- August 18, 2018

The MacBook will be supposedly be priced at $1,200 in the U.S. when it releases later this year industry sources have told DigiTimes . Could this be the Apple MacBook Air with a Retina display at last, as claimed by DigiTimes in a leak? In addition to revealing 2018's lineup of iPhones, Apple is now also said to be planning to introduce an entry-level MacBook. (more...)
RE: New Mustang Cobra Jet announced - Page 1 - General Gassing RE: New Mustang Cobra Jet announced - Page 1 - General Gassing
- August 18, 2018

The new limited edition Ford Performance 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet is the fastest production Mustang on the drag strip and the new model is capable of topping 150 MPH with quarter-mile runs in the mid-eight-second range. Or maybe it's just all the unburned hydrocarbons hovering around M-1 between Ferndale and Pontiac, Michigan, that has us reminiscing over the Cobra Jet name. (more...)
Diablo 3 coming to Nintendo Switch with Zelda-themed items this fall Diablo 3 coming to Nintendo Switch with Zelda-themed items this fall
- August 18, 2018

The minions of Hell have grown unfathomably strong since Diablo III's release, but lucky for the High Heavens, reinforcements are on the way. The Diablo III Eternal Collection , as Blizzard is calling the Switch version, will include all major content updates and expansions including Reaper of Souls and the Rise of the Necromancer Pack . (more...)