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OnePlus 6T will probably get a Porsche Edition, hints CEO OnePlus 6T will probably get a Porsche Edition, hints CEO
- October 08, 2018

OnePlus has confirmed it will launch the OnePlus 6T on October 30 in NY. The listing, which talks of pre-booking of the OnePlus 6T , notes that consumers who pre-book the phone will get free Bullets Type-C earphones with it. OnePlus in an October 7 tweet had said it would share some exciting announcement related to OnePlus 6T . The screen is expected to remain the same at 6.2-inches. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 may be more expensive than iPhone XR
- October 08, 2018

The Pixel 3 price is shown as GBP 58 (roughly Rs. 5,600) per month with GBP 10 (roughly Rs. 1,000) upfront cost and the Pixel 3 XL is listed at GBP 63 (roughly Rs. The Pixel Slate appears to sport Chrome OS but with its own UI flair. The Active Edge pressure-sensitive UI for triggering Google Assistant is still here from the Pixel 2 . (more...)
Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files
- October 08, 2018

When Microsoft claimed that they "focused on helping people across their work and personal lives" with their new update, deleting personal files isn't exactly what most users had in mind. There have been a lot of users who have taken to social media and Microsoft's own support website to report the problem. Microsoft's Windows Server 2019 has also been pulled , although Microsoft has not made an official statement to that effect. (more...)
There's a new Facebook 'Friend Request' hoax doing the rounds
- October 08, 2018

You weren't. It's bogus. A hoax has sparked a rash of Facebook posts and messages warning people their accounts have been hacked or copied, reports a Louisiana Homeland Security office. There was a cloning epidemic on Facebook 18 months or so ago. You did not send anyone a friend request. However, to be on the safe side, Facebook recommends that you delete it straight away anyway. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL Goes On Sale Before Official Launch
- October 08, 2018

If this recent concept video is anything to go by, we'd absolutely love to see Google take the wraps off a Pixel Watch . Different rumors have indicated the presence of the Sand color, but it's hard to imagine without seeing pictures. For photography, the new Pixel 3 series is expected to borrow camera specifications from the predecessor, as there is nothing much surprising in this department. (more...)
Apple ‘software lock’ prevents repairs on iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros Apple ‘software lock’ prevents repairs on iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros
- October 08, 2018

The problem isn't just about Apple wanting users to go to it, rather than to a third party, though. Jobs' Mob has not done anything useful like warning users that repairing its expensive PC will make the computer "inoperative" unless a proprietary Apple "system configuration" software is run after parts of the system are replaced. (more...)
Now Book Uber/Ola Using Google Assistant on Your Smartphone Now Book Uber/Ola Using Google Assistant on Your Smartphone
- October 07, 2018

The feature is accessible via any Android smartphone which supports Google Assistant . OK Google , book a ride to Melbourne Airport. Google Assistant - which is available for iPhone, Android, and the Google Home - can now call you a auto. (more...)
Samsung expects 20% profit increase in July-Sept quarter Samsung expects 20% profit increase in July-Sept quarter
- October 07, 2018

Revenue likely rose to 15.4 trillion won from 15.2 trillion won from a year earlier. That compared with an average forecast of 17.2 trillion won in a Refinitiv poll of 15 analysts. The firm is facing fierce competition from Apple and Chinese rivals, including device maker Huawei , which recently became the second biggest smartphone seller in the world. (more...)
PlayStation Network might finally let you change your username soon PlayStation Network might finally let you change your username soon
- October 07, 2018

Yes, according to a new report from Kotaku , Sony will soon allow players to change their PSN username. The developers said that in recent months they have been fixing bugs and tweaking settings to ensure that their games are compatible with Sony's plans. (more...)
Windows 10 October Update Is Deleting People's Files Windows 10 October Update Is Deleting People's Files
- October 07, 2018

There are a number of possibilities that can cause a Windows 10 update to go astray that range from active security programs to pre-existing issues that can prevent the update process from properly executing. Although Microsoft is only now acknowledging the issue, Windows Insiders have been reporting the bug for months on the Feedback Hub app . While it's seemingly not a huge amount of people that are affected by this apparent flaw, where data loss is involved, the problem has to ... (more...)
Streaming exclusives are driving consumers back to piracy Streaming exclusives are driving consumers back to piracy
- October 07, 2018

After Netflix , miscellaneous video embed services categorized as "HTTP Media Streams" make up around 13.1 percent of all internet traffic, with YouTube coming in third with 11.4 percent. "More sources than ever are producing "exclusive" content available on a single streaming or broadcast service-think Game of Thrones for HBO, House of Cards for Netflix , The Handmaid's Tale for Hulu , or Jack Ryanfor Amazon ", Sandvine's Cam Cullen said in a blog post . (more...)
LG Launches V40 ThinQ Smartphone with Five Camera Setup LG Launches V40 ThinQ Smartphone with Five Camera Setup
- October 07, 2018

Want to bring a distant object further into focus? The camera app allows users to check out the field of view of all three rear cameras right before you can click a photo. And, yes, we mean wired via a 3.5mm connection, which LG has yet to abandon. A Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB of RAM is here to chew through just about anything you throw at it, and with up to 128GB of storage you'll have plenty of space to keep all of your photos, videos , and music. (more...)
Nintendo patents a case that transforms your phone into a Game Boy Nintendo patents a case that transforms your phone into a Game Boy
- October 06, 2018

The success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic pretty much guarantees Nintendo will release an N64 Classic and maybe even a GameCube Classic. Unfortunately, there's now no word on a release date for the Game Boy case, or which smartphone models will be compatible with the design when it launches. (more...)
Twitter Brings Its 'Data Saver' Feature to Android and iOS Twitter Brings Its 'Data Saver' Feature to Android and iOS
- October 06, 2018

This new feature will allow the users to have more control over data consumed by the Twitter app when in use. Previously, the firm gave separate options to control the video autoplay and the image quality. Even if you aren't anxious about data limits it sounds as though Data Saver is a feature worth turning on. "If people want to see images in higher quality with data saver on, they simply tap the more icon and select 'Load High Quality'". (more...)
Internet industry sues California over its net neutrality law Internet industry sues California over its net neutrality law
- October 06, 2018

Several states have legalized the possession and use of marijuana, which is still prohibited under federal law. The Justice Department should not have to spend valuable time and resources to file this suit today, but we have a duty to defend the prerogatives of the federal government and protect our Constitutional order. (more...)
Google has launched an application for voice control of Android devices Google has launched an application for voice control of Android devices
- October 05, 2018

Once the Voice Access has been set up, users can launch apps, scroll up and down, and tap on attributes without even lifting a finger. You can call out a number, and the phone "taps" on the corresponding item. After using this product for almost about 10 seconds, i think i am falling in love with it. Turn Voice Access in Settings from the app prompt. "It has become a huge staple in my life". (more...)
Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill
- October 05, 2018

LG has also included face recognition and a rear fingerprint reader for added security. LG has chose to include three horizontally-placed rear-facing cameras on the V40 ThinQ: a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. (more...)
Ruby Rose is internet's most 'dangerous' celebrity! Ruby Rose is internet's most 'dangerous' celebrity!
- October 04, 2018

Cybersecurity firm McAfee crowned Rose the most risky celebrity on the internet. From model and MTV VJ to Batwoman, Ruby Rose's acting career took off in 2015 when she was cast as Stella Carlin in the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black . (more...)
Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much
- October 04, 2018

The hint of copper trim around the edges provides a subtle beauty, and it really feels like the Nokia 7.1 has been created to accessorize with whichever outfit you're wearing. Another area where HMD worked hard is on cameras. Frontal, the phone packs an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view. The handset uses a 3,060mAh cell rechargeable via a USB Type-C (2.0) port. (more...)
Apple denies explosive report of Chinese hacking on its servers Apple denies explosive report of Chinese hacking on its servers
- October 04, 2018

They were disguised as another type of component known as a signal conditioning coupler. Apple reportedly had 7,000 Super Micro servers operating inside the company, all of which may have been compromised. "It's also untrue that AWS knew about servers containing malicious chips or modifications in data centers based in China, or that AWS worked with the FBI to investigate or provide data about malicious hardware". (more...)
Google Pixel 3 preorders will start immediately after launch event Google Pixel 3 preorders will start immediately after launch event
- October 04, 2018

Obviously this is tongue in cheek by Google with them rounding out the post with them confirming that the Pixel 3 lineup will be "a bit bigger than this". The most expensive of the three will be the Pixel 3 XL , followed by the slightly cheaper Pixel, and then comes the Pixel Mini or the Pixel 3 Mini. The attached image shows a series of phones, ranging from a super-tiny device to a large model. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves remain for six months without payment Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves remain for six months without payment
- October 04, 2018

Now, Nintendo has clarified that players will have a six-month grace period in which their saves will be safe. The real answer to that is that we don't know, but if we look at the times when Nintendo has told Kotaku "There are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems" or Reggie himself explaining to IGN why Nintendo Switch Online is the future of VC with the new JSON file being identical to the 3DS one most ... (more...)
LG V40 ThinQ will not be sold in Europe LG V40 ThinQ will not be sold in Europe
- October 04, 2018

On the front, the details shared by the tipster suggests that the phone would come with a standard and a wide-angle lens. The LG V40 ThinQ will have a triple camera setup with a standard sensor, a telephoto lens, and a wide angle lens. (more...)
Google Assistant gets a new design on phones Google Assistant gets a new design on phones
- October 04, 2018

Furthermore, contextual controls now exist for smart home-related voice commands. However, after making its way to phones, smart displays, and whatever else Google can cram its assistant into, being forced to use your voice to access a lot of GA features hasn't always offered the best experience. (more...)
Microsoft is working on a game and app streaming service codenamed ‘Arcadia’ Microsoft is working on a game and app streaming service codenamed ‘Arcadia’
- October 04, 2018

Also, you will be able to mirror your Android phone to your PC desktop without any wire or installing any third-party app. To be clear, the world knew that the October Update was coming, but there was no fixed release set so far, and Microsoft tends to release updates on the second Tuesday of each month. (more...)
Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head
- October 04, 2018

Systrom and Krieger said last week that they were leaving the company they founded to "explore our curiosity and creativity again". Mosseri has been at Facebook for more than 10 years, where he's held a variety of positions including design director for Facebook's mobile apps and lead for the News Feed, where he tackled such hard issues as the spread of misinformation on the social network. (more...)
Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee to Launch Inrupt Decentralized Web Solution Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee to Launch Inrupt Decentralized Web Solution
- October 03, 2018

Berners-Lee announced the project as the internet industry has come under increased scrutiny for harvesting people's private information and using it to sell ads. But you alone decide which data in your POD apps and people can see. "Solid unleashes incredible opportunities for creativity, problem-solving and commerce". (more...)
Samsung set to release silver-colored Galaxy Note 9 Samsung set to release silver-colored Galaxy Note 9
- October 03, 2018

According to the results of a survey conducted by Phone Arena edition among its readers, 72% of them confidently stated that would choose the Galaxy Note is iPhone 9 Xs Max, if buying a smartphone in the next weekend. The said tests were performed in a lab and the real world tests vary. Though the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max LTE speed has improved dramatically compared to iPhone X, users have complained about cellular connectivity issues on the new models. (more...)
Players Are in Love With Spider-Man PS4's Photo Mode Players Are in Love With Spider-Man PS4's Photo Mode
- October 03, 2018

Since Tyler asked Insomniac to put the message into the game, he and his partner have since split in a dramatic fashion. Schultz replied back , saying that since they'd been together five years "I think she'll still be around in September lol". (more...)
FEMA To Send National 'Presidential Alert' Test Message Wednesday FEMA To Send National 'Presidential Alert' Test Message Wednesday
- October 03, 2018

The wireless alert system launched in 2012. Critics say a sitting President can technically "hijack" the system to send out a political message to everyone in the USA with a cellphone. A planned test of the United States' emergency alert system will be sent out across Idaho and the rest of the country Wednesday, Oct. 3. Think of it like the alerts on your TV, when the tone sounds and is followed by "This is only a test..." Only wireless providers who have chosen to participate in the ... (more...)