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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames inside woman's purse, claims lawsuit Samsung Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames inside woman's purse, claims lawsuit
- September 18, 2018

According to Diane Chung's legal claim, her Note 9 suddenly felt significantly hotter while she was using it inside an elevator. After which she noticed smoke coming out of her purse. She explains the whole incident to be "traumatic", and mentions in the lawsuit that the fire ruined everything that was inside her bag. Chung has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Queens Supreme Court, seeking damages from the South Korean firm, as well as a restraining order on the sale of Note 9. (more...)
How to use iOS 12's fun new Memoji feature How to use iOS 12's fun new Memoji feature
- September 18, 2018

Just about everyone we had talked to over the previous year experienced iOS 11 problems. Even your iPhone 6 will run faster. iOS 12 will come with Memojis that allow integration of your personality and mood and are a step up from the Animojis that came with iOS 11. (more...)
IOS 12 Release Date: Sept. 17; macOS Mojave Release Date: Sept IOS 12 Release Date: Sept. 17; macOS Mojave Release Date: Sept
- September 16, 2018

After you've tried it, you may not feel like upgrading. "And keeping using them is the best thing for the planet". Updating the firmware shouldn't lead to data loss on your device. Apple announced that iOS 12 will be released on September 17th 2018 and one of the most exciting aspects is the revised iBooks app . You should see an iOS 12 update. (more...)
Called the cost of repairing the new iPhone Called the cost of repairing the new iPhone
- September 16, 2018

All new smartphones from Apple - iPhone Xs iPhone Xs iPhone Max and Xr are working on a new corporate A12 processor. "We also think we can make the wireless charging experience even better", Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, said when he announced AirPower during the 2017 iPhone X event. (more...)
Game Freak Unveils Town, a New Non-Pokemon Game Game Freak Unveils Town, a New Non-Pokemon Game
- September 16, 2018

Continuing its trend onto the Nintendo Switch , the publisher has just announced it has a new RPG in the works called Town . Video game stories from other sites on the web. Game Freak would then go outside of Nintendo's publishing, working with Sega to release Tembo the Badass Elephant and self-publishing Giga Wrecker on PC. (more...)
Alleged Razer Phone 2 rendering shows up online Alleged Razer Phone 2 rendering shows up online
- September 16, 2018

The invite itself (via Droid Life ) has an Razer Phone-like outline, which may indicate that the overall design for the Razer Phone 2 will not be a radical departure from the first phone. A few days ago the company claimed that soon a new version of Razer Phone , of course, the Razer Phone 2 , would arrive before the end of the year, and today we have been able to learn new information due to a leak. (more...)
Google also teasing Pixel 3 color combos... in Japan Google also teasing Pixel 3 color combos... in Japan
- September 16, 2018

Now, the company has released a new teaser, which reveals that the smartphone will be offered in 3 colour variants. iPhone Price Cut: Apple Slashes Prices of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus After iPhone XS Launch . Last year's Pixel 2 came in black, white, and a pale "kinda blue" shade. Google's Pixel team wrote on Reddit Thursday that an internal test "was mistakenly rolled out to more users than intended". (more...)
As Apple launches new iPhones, here are flagships it may have discontinued As Apple launches new iPhones, here are flagships it may have discontinued
- September 15, 2018

The second phone must be of equal or lesser value than the first, and you can only do this with a max of 12 lines (6 BOs and 6 GOs). A Deccan Chronical report points out that when Apple showed its entire lineup of iPhones for the year 2018-19, the range began with iPhone 7 , followed by 8, 8 Plus and the newly launched flagships. (more...)
You Can Pre-Order The iPhone Xs In Australia Right Now You Can Pre-Order The iPhone Xs In Australia Right Now
- September 15, 2018

The customer buying iPhone with AT&T and Verizon carriers will get the second iPhone free of cost. ($9.99/mo after, cancel anytime). Keep your phone handy, we may be calling you. It's a smart move to use the Apple Store app to place the pre-order to avoid potential issues with Apple's online shop. It has been discontinued in most parts of the world, but the Apple iPhone 6S will be available in India, for a revised price of Rs 29,900 for the 32GB variant. (more...)
Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday
- September 15, 2018

As for prices, the iPhone XR , iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will start at $749, $999 and $1,099. The 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models of the iPhone XS Max are A$1799, $2049 and $2369 respectively. Apple has made progress when it comes to software by introducing the new Smart HDR mode with zero shutter lag. The processor allows for more powerful graphics performance, better photo processing, and real-time machine learning. (more...)
Cloud Saves Disappear If Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Ends Cloud Saves Disappear If Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Ends
- September 15, 2018

Thankfully, we can have our cake and eat it too. Plus, if the roster of fighters wasn't already bursting at the seams, Isabelle from Animal Crossing will be entering the fray, bringing the total number of characters up to 74. The deluxe feature will also allow up to four players joining in. No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually. Can Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online only be played where I have an active internet connection? ... (more...)
United Kingdom: 'no deal' Brexit could leave competition cases in limbo United Kingdom: 'no deal' Brexit could leave competition cases in limbo
- September 15, 2018

It adds that the government will invest £92 million from its "Brexit readiness fund" on an 18-month programme to design a UK Global Navigation Satellite System. "But, in a no-deal scenario, we can't control the EU's response to United Kingdom goods going the other way". The move could impact the 2.6 million private motorists and HGV drivers who head to European Union countries each year and would mean drivers may need to get one of two different types of IDP - depending on the country - or ... (more...)
Apple's big new iPhone set to cost up to $2799 Apple's big new iPhone set to cost up to $2799
- September 15, 2018

You can start pre-ordering the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max on September 14, this Friday. The rear-facing camera on the iPhone XS and XS Max have a f/1.8 wide-angle lens and f/2.4 telephoto lens. One major change is that Apple has done away with the home button on the iPhone XS and XS Max, meaning the phones can be unlocked only with Face ID unlock. (more...)
Assassin's Creed 3 remaster confirmed by Ubisoft Assassin's Creed 3 remaster confirmed by Ubisoft
- September 15, 2018

During the Japanese Nintendo Direct it was announced Assassin's Creed Odyssey would be released on Switch. The story will apprise players of the backstory behind the assassins. Ubisoft will bring an episodic format to the future content of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey shortly after its release. Assassin's Creed III was first released in 2012 and followed the half-English, half-Mohawk Connor (real name: Ratonhnhaké:ton - try saying that five times quickly) as he played a pivotal role ... (more...)
US to take longer to mull Sprint merger with T US to take longer to mull Sprint merger with T
- September 15, 2018

First is on September 5th, T-Mobile and Sprint submitted a "substantially revised network engineering model" that completed the previously-submitted model. The two companies have said the alliance would give them an edge over competitors to build a 5G network. Build 9 therefore requires further review. The move itself is not a major obstacle for the merger , which needs both the FCC and the Justice Department's approval. (more...)
Tesla thins out its paint palette to Tesla thins out its paint palette to "simplify manufacturing" at factory
- September 15, 2018

The turbulent history of Tesla's Model 3 has been well-documented. Just recently, Worm Capital analysts Eric Markowitz and Dan Crowley published a post on the financial firm's website outlining their insights on Tesla after a tour of Gigafactory 1. (more...)
Samsung will launch a new Galaxy device on October 11 Samsung will launch a new Galaxy device on October 11
- September 14, 2018

Now with Samsung's confirmation for an October event perfectly fits the bill. The event will be livestreamed on Samsung's website , and while we can't say with any certainty at this point, it sure does sound like we're going to be introduced to a smartphone with four cameras. (more...)
The Nintendo Switch just became a Final Fantasy machine The Nintendo Switch just became a Final Fantasy machine
- September 14, 2018

This not only includes the legendary Final Fantasy VII but IX, XII and X/X2 HD. In addition, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD is also making its way on Nintendo's hybrid platform - a think we already wrote about earlier this month. During Thursday's Nintendo Direct stream , Nintendo and Square Enix announced that a total of eight Final Fantasy games would be coming to Nintendo Switch. (more...)
[H]ardOCP: Forza Horizon 4 Demo Is Now Available [H]ardOCP: Forza Horizon 4 Demo Is Now Available
- September 14, 2018

Microsoft and developer Playground Games have yet to reveal any additional details on the demo, so we'll have to play the waiting game for now. It's nearly time to live the Horizon Life. The pack is included as part of the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition . Officially called the Best of Bond Car Pack, this package contains cars from the long-running film series, and it covers movies from pretty much every James Bond generation. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online launches on September 18th with 7-day free trial Nintendo Switch Online launches on September 18th with 7-day free trial
- September 14, 2018

That leaves only five days for you to make sure that your Switch profiles are linked to the proper account, or they'll be locked indefinitely. While this means no more free multiplayer, it's also a service that, like PSN, will be giving you perks for subscribing. (more...)
The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle
- September 14, 2018

Similarly, battery replacement for the freshly-announced iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max , and iPhone XR will cost $69 once those phones lose their warranties beginning next year. 3D Touch: There's no more 3D Touch, which means you won't press in to launch apps or see widgets. The iPhone Xr goes for $749, the iPhone Xs starts at $999 and the iPhone Xs Max begins at a whopping $1,099. (more...)
OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones
- September 14, 2018

Today, OnePlus founder Carl Pei went on the record to say the company's next device - presumably the 6T - will not have a headphone jack. We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. Its 3,500 mAh battery is 200 mAh more than the OnePlus 6's battery , so users should expect a slight endurance bump. All of these features are said to be packed into the OnePlus 6T for $569 (£440), however this price point, like the other unverified rumours throughout this ... (more...)
Apple iPhone XR - Hands On
- September 14, 2018

Apple's strategy of selling pricier phones amid waning demand for smartphones has propelled the Cupertino-based company to become the first publicly traded United States company to hit a market value of more than $1 trillion (€860 billion). (more...)
Mobile inks $3.5 billion deal with Ericsson for 5G equipment
- September 13, 2018

In its deal with Ericsson, the "uncarrier" notes that it will use the infrastructure supplier's 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while "future-proofing the network". Deployment of 5G networks promises to deliver very high data speeds, extreme low latency, high reliability, energy efficiency and extreme device densities. (more...)
Apple's cheaper iPhone XR rocks bright colours Apple's cheaper iPhone XR rocks bright colours
- September 13, 2018

Apple debuted the 6S in late 2015 and the device quickly gained in popularity. Here are two more Apple Watch ads. Want a cheaper iPhone? It also makes me anxious about Apple's new pricing structure, which, in the case of the iPhone, uses a lower-priced smartphone neutered in some important ways to strongly suggest users buy the more expensive, more capable device. (more...)
Sam's Club Offers $100 Off iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max Buy
- September 13, 2018

In China, the iPhone XS supports single-SIM while iPhone XS Max brings support for dual SIM. Why pay $999 for the unbelievable screen on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you could effectively buy the same phone for $100 less? The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , released in 2015, have seen a price drop as well. (more...)
RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships
- September 13, 2018

The previous prices of iPhone X were Rs 95,390 and Rs 1,08,930. Not only has Portrait Mode been improved this time around, but with the inclusion of Neural Engine into image processing, Apple claims that the iPhone XS / XS Max will process the photos faster and more accurately. (more...)
Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10
- September 13, 2018

As reported by The Verge , Microsoft has inserted these pop-ups in the latest Windows 10 test builds that are now available to Windows Insiders. Microsoft is now training users to click through these warnings, which also appear after you download and launch an app. (more...)
Don't look back: Lexus launching first digital side view mirrors Don't look back: Lexus launching first digital side view mirrors
- September 13, 2018

It will be the first mass-produced vehicle to get cameras and screens as wing mirrors - Volkswagen only made 250 units of the XL1 fuel economy special , and the Audi e-tron isn't out yet. Because the camera pods are smaller than conventional mirrors, Lexus claims they will allow greater outward visibility, as well as reduce wind noise. (more...)
It's the end of the road for Inbox by Gmail It's the end of the road for Inbox by Gmail
- September 13, 2018

After launching their Gmail alternative Inbox in October 2014 , Google has today announced they're killing off the innovative client in favour of concentrating on Gmail proper. A few features aren't coming over, however, including pinned emails, reminders, and bundles. The impact: This means that for those that use Inbox for their email, they'll need to look elsewhere to deal with email. (more...)