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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment
- August 27, 2018

The customers can also pre-book the phablet from Samsung online store, Amazon , Flipkart and Paytm. Samsung has actually rolled out a new update for the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 9 in the retail market. Samsung Galaxy Studio gives consumers an opportunity to connect with the Galaxy Note9 at an interactive table that goes beyond the device with large touchscreen surfaces, providing fun and enjoyable gaming sessions to guide visitors through key product features. (more...)
Here’s Why Android Users Shift To iOS According to a New Survey Here’s Why Android Users Shift To iOS According to a New Survey
- August 27, 2018

As per the survey results, more people (18 percent) switched from Android to iOS than vice versa (11 percent). Out of the total sample size, 54 percent of consumers owned the iPhone, 27 percent owned a Samsung device running Android . Only small numbers, and generally equal between the two camps, listed "More Apps" and "Better customer service" as their reason for phone switching. (more...)
Google has already helped patch a serious flaw in Fortnite for Android Google has already helped patch a serious flaw in Fortnite for Android
- August 27, 2018

Thus, the installation happens silently and no user intervention is needed beyond pressing the Install button in the Store. OEMs can also customize the Android Package Manager to scan for security issues before requesting the user's permission. (more...)
DJI - Mavic 2 - Engineered to Amaze DJI - Mavic 2 - Engineered to Amaze
- August 27, 2018

DJI Mavic 2 Pro . Dronemaker DJI announced Thursday two new models aimed squarely at the prosumer-to-professional crowd: The Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom . The Mavic 2 Zoom has also been treated to a new QuickShot mode called Dolly Zoom , which "creates an otherworldly warped perspective by automatically zooming in as it flies away from its subject, keeping the subject the same size while the full background of the scene is revealed". (more...)
BMW unveils much awaited third generation Z4 Roadster BMW unveils much awaited third generation Z4 Roadster
- August 27, 2018

During our sister publication Autocar UK's drive of the prototype, BMW described the new Z4 as the stiffest open-top auto the carmaker has built to date, claiming it to be stiffer than even the fixed-roof M4 coupé. Likewise, the clearly structured arrangement of all control elements enhances the focus on the driving experience inside the new BMW Z4. The expressive body paintwork in Frozen Orange metallic is combined with an electrically operated textile soft top in anthracite with silver ... (more...)
The electric Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow is retro quick The electric Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow is retro quick
- August 27, 2018

Destined to remain a one-off, the EQ Silver Arrow is based on an extended version of Mercedes-Benz's new MEA (modular electric architecture) platform that uses a flat floor to house battery modules. This creates a bridge back to the historic racing cars of the Silver Arrow era. A virtual race track is superimposed onto the real roadway via the panoramic screen and the driver sees their opponent either ahead of them or behind them as a "ghost". (more...)
Get Fortnite's 'Boogie Down' emote for free by enabling 2-factor authentication Get Fortnite's 'Boogie Down' emote for free by enabling 2-factor authentication
- August 27, 2018

Here's more about 2FA from Epic Games , who confirm: "If you opt in to the 2FA feature, each time you sign in using your password, you'll receive a security code that is good for one use, over a short period of time". Enabling Two-Factor Authentication is easy, simply head over to epicgames.com/fortnite and sign in. The technology uses two factors - something you have and something you know - to verify your identity and allow you to access accounts. (more...)
The Pixel 3’s second front camera will be used for ‘Super Selfies’ The Pixel 3’s second front camera will be used for ‘Super Selfies’
- August 27, 2018

The camera notch looks as though it's shorter but slightly thicker. Just as the Pixel 2 XL, the rear side of the 3 XL will include a single camera paired with LED flash, followed by a circular shaped fingerprint sensor. Thanks to a report from 9to5Google, though, we may now have a better idea of what the Pixel 3's cameras will be packing. Despite the myriad of leaks so far, one of the big mysteries surrounding the Pixel 3 is why the phone has two cameras on the front but only one in ... (more...)
Bugatti Divo Looks Spectacular, Packs 1500 PS Bugatti Divo Looks Spectacular, Packs 1500 PS
- August 27, 2018

Read on for five things you need to know about the Bugatti Divo . It is a mammoth vehicle weighing a bag of chips less than two tonnes with a drinking habit to rival an estuary, yet it offers the straight line performance of a rocket ship and, somehow, goes around corners in an anti-gravity sort of fashion. (more...)
You can now install Windows 95 on Windows, Linux and Mac You can now install Windows 95 on Windows, Linux and Mac
- August 27, 2018

The main difference here is all the code is contained in the app, so it runs more like a "real" OS. You can access My Computer, the Control Panel, or the c: drive from there for instance. The functionality seems a bit buggy at the time as I ran into mouse movement issues after exiting and entering the environment again. Rieseberg mentions that Doom is working as well, but that you'd probably be better off running it though a virtualization app. (more...)
Nvidia CEO: 'Computer graphics will never be the same again' Nvidia CEO: 'Computer graphics will never be the same again'
- August 26, 2018

Ray tracing isa new technique that Nvidia has now made possible in commercial-grade equipment, and while allows your graphics card to accurately model the behavior of light in real time. Beyond that we don't know a huge amount about the new cards, and details are probably still going to be a little thin even after the pre-Gamescom event. (more...)
Firefighters: Verizon slowed mobile web speeds during Mendocino blaze Firefighters: Verizon slowed mobile web speeds during Mendocino blaze
- August 25, 2018

Despite Santa Clara Fire paying for "unlimited" data, they were hit with the issue of heavy throttling until they upgraded to a new plan that was more than twice what they were already paying in the middle of a public safety emergency, and despite communicating that with the service provider. (more...)
Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20th Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20th
- August 24, 2018

While we wait for more information, concerned parties can peruse T-Mobile's statement in full and smooth their fears a little. Customers whose account was affected by this breach will receive an alert that'll direct them to this web page . (more...)
Samsung announces Galaxy J2 Core, its first Android Go handset Samsung announces Galaxy J2 Core, its first Android Go handset
- August 24, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star comes as an upgraded version of Galaxy A8 Plus launched earlier this year. Samsung hasn't revealed pricing yet though, given the slightly larger screen than the Nokia 1 , it could be expected to be priced higher than $70. (more...)
New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics
- August 23, 2018

Just like the GTX 1080, the GeForce 2080 Ti will first debut with a " Founders Edition " card that's overclocked from the stock version. A massive Newegg product listing revealed pre-order options for both new cards from the usual graphics cards suspects: Asus , EVGA , Gigabyte, MSI , PNY, and Zotac . (more...)
Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns
- August 23, 2018

Under China's laws, companies and organizations are required to assist in its intelligence efforts when asked. The statement didn't identify ZTE or Huawei , which Australia's security agencies have recommended be barred from supplying 5G technology. (more...)
Apple Pulls 25000 Gambling Apps from China App Store Apple Pulls 25000 Gambling Apps from China App Store
- August 23, 2018

Apple said further, " We have already removed many risky apps and developers , who wanted to distribute illegal apps on our platform and we try to prevent such illegal applications from spreading from our stores carefully. The reports were critical of the company's failure to properly screen out apps. China has implemented tough regulations when it comes to just what apps can offer, and what's considered "gambling" software. (more...)
12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned attempting 'fire challenge' 12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned attempting 'fire challenge'
- August 22, 2018

Landers is now on a ventilator and can't speak, but Owens said "she's very calm, she's very strong". The fire challenge has been around since at least 2012. Others like Maya will be hospitalized for months to come and scarred forever. As well as the "Fire Challenge" and the recent ' Hot Coil Challenge ', one of the biggest online dares of this year was the frankly baffling ' Tide Pod Challenge '. (more...)
Samsung Note 9: Beauty or a burden? Samsung Note 9: Beauty or a burden?
- August 22, 2018

Since then, Samsung has subjected its phones to multiple inspections, including x-rays and stress tests at extreme temperatures. The flagship smartphone has also retained the iconic 3.5-mm headphone jack. AI technology delivers lag-free gaming and you can choose to switch off notifications when playing. Asian markets, and Samsung's home nation of South Korea in particular, are very fond of larger phablet phones, which could go some way to the Galaxy Note 9 outperforming the Galaxy S flagship. (more...)
Check Out Some New VR Gameplay from Ubisoft’s Transference
- August 22, 2018

Players will get to explore a virtual memory recreation of test subjects who are suffering from PTSD. Though this is only a taste of what players can expect to experience in the full release, Transference: The Walter Test Case Demo looks to be filled with plenty of tension and horror throughout. (more...)
Russian state-sponsored hackers are now targeting anti-Trump Republicans Russian state-sponsored hackers are now targeting anti-Trump Republicans
- August 22, 2018

The hackers were linked to the Russian military unit formerly known as the GRU, Smith wrote. The Russian hacking unit that tried to interfere in the United States presidential election has been targeting conservative U.S. Putin's authoritarian regime", Twining told The Washington Post . The Kremlin has denied the allegations, according to the Russian news agency Interfax , which cites an unnamed diplomatic source who reportedly dismissed the claims as Microsoft simply "playing ... (more...)
HTC Vive's new adapter cuts the cables on VR HTC Vive's new adapter cuts the cables on VR
- August 22, 2018

HTC is looking to change that today, introducing the VIVE Wireless Adapter at Gamescom. HTC says that setting up the Wireless Adapter is a fairly easy process, as it only requires that you install a PCI-e card and connect a sensor to your PC. (more...)
OnePlus 6T reportedly launching in October with a price tag of $550
- August 21, 2018

The smartphone's price is a $21 (roughly Rs. 1,500) increase from the OnePlus 6's price tag in the US. According to a report by CNET , the OnePlus 6T will be launched later in October this year in the US. The alliance does not imply exclusivity since the brand will also offer its next upcoming flagship smartphone, of course, I am talking about the OnePlus 6T in its standard global version, although this will possibly imply a higher price. (more...)
Windows Phone will continue its slow march to death through 2019 Windows Phone will continue its slow march to death through 2019
- August 21, 2018

On Monday, Microsoft announced that it'll stop accepting new app submissions for Windows Phone 8.x or earlier on October 31, 2018. Crucially, while updates will no longer be distributed to older devices after the above dates, developers for these apps can still publish updates. (more...)
Huawei Caught Again Using High-End Camera to Sub for Smartphone Shot Huawei Caught Again Using High-End Camera to Sub for Smartphone Shot
- August 21, 2018

Here's the situation. The new ad was published by Huawei Mobile Egypt and stars Sarah Elshamy. According to Engadget , it appears that the manufacturer has been caught in something of a mistruth or at least misrepresentation in its latest ad for the Nova 3 smartphone. (more...)
Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA) Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA)
- August 21, 2018

As expected, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the mack daddy of the family with a whopping 4352 CUDA cores. That's because the 2080 Ti features the company's next-gen Turing architecture, while its RTX designation refers to the card's new ray tracing abilities. (more...)
The brand-new Fitbit offers guided meditation and sleep tracking The brand-new Fitbit offers guided meditation and sleep tracking
- August 21, 2018

They might be the most robust found in a fitness tracker. Like the Fitbit Versa , the Fitbit Charge 3 also has deeper fitness tacking capabilities, like automatic exercise recognition and auto stop, which will pause your run while you wait at a stop light. (more...)
Apple is planning a new low-priced Macbook, pro-focused Mac Mini
- August 21, 2018

Bloomberg says this device "will be geared towards consumers looking for a cheaper Apple computer, but also schools that often buy laptops in bulk". "The display, which will remain about 13-inches, will be a higher-resolution "Retina" version that Apple uses on other products, the people said". (more...)
Twitch Prime Will No Longer be Ad Twitch Prime Will No Longer be Ad
- August 21, 2018

Now it's just a matter of seeing how much these changes will affect Amazon Prime's membership count. Twitch Prime benefits are being cut as well. "Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the company explains in the post walking through details of the update. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 incoming as new Watch model numbers are spotted Apple Watch Series 4 incoming as new Watch model numbers are spotted
- August 21, 2018

Considering the Series 3 was unveiled and launched in September, we should see invites come out in a couple of weeks. Rumours suggest that Apple is working on new Apple Watch models with larger screens, better health sensors, and longer battery life. (more...)