Technology


Harry following in parents’ footsteps by choosing Australia for first tour Harry following in parents’ footsteps by choosing Australia for first tour
- October 15, 2018

Harry and Meghan will stay at the property for the first week of their tour while they are in Australia. It's understood the royals landed at Sydney Airport a short time ago on a Qantas flight from London , not an earlier British Airways flight as had been previously reported. (more...)
Galaxy S10 and the foldable phone tablet hybrid Galaxy S10 and the foldable phone tablet hybrid
- October 14, 2018

The A9 is certainly going to spice things up in the mid-tier and lower rung of the premium category while the recently-launched Galaxy A7 (with three cameras in the back) is a tiltpoint in the lower part of the mid-tier. "When we deliver a foldable phone , it has to be really meaningful to our customer". It'll also be available globally, unlike previous phones like the Galaxy Round, which used a curved display and was available only in Korea. (more...)
Fortnite for Android is now open to everyone Fortnite for Android is now open to everyone
- October 14, 2018

You'll still need a compatible Android device to play - you can see the full list of Fortnite-compatible devices here . Please note that Fortnite is not available for download on Android from the Google Play Store. Thus, the developer has offered an Android installer on its website from where you can grab the game citing that your phone is compatible. We can find this renowned Battle Royale title on most devices, but, up till now, Fortnite had one big downside on its part. (more...)
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything You Need To Know Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything You Need To Know
- October 14, 2018

Previous leaks said the Pixel 3 would be available for preorder right after Google's event on Tuesday in all the countries where Google is holding local events, including the US, UK, and France, but also in other global markets. Where cameras are concerned, the iPhone XS blows the Google Pixel 3 out of the water in the rear camera department. The dual-lens selfie cam exists exclusively to facilitate wide-angle selfies that fit more into the frame. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 vs. Apple iPhone XS: How the two phones compare Google Pixel 3 vs. Apple iPhone XS: How the two phones compare
- October 14, 2018

Both the devices offer users the option to go with 64GB of internal storage or 128GB which should be sufficient for most of the users as the device doesn't offer the feature of expandability. This is for now, feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us what you think of the Google Pixel 3 . The usual caveat here applies, however: more RAM does not necessarily equal a faster phone. (more...)
A new way to share moments: Facebook starts rolling out 3D Photos A new way to share moments: Facebook starts rolling out 3D Photos
- October 14, 2018

If you want to use Facebook's 3D Photos feature, you should have the iPhone 7 Plus , iPhone 8 Plus , iPhone 8 Plus , iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max . Facebook took this idea and ran with it. To make 3D photos , you can take a photo in Portrait mode and upload that photo on your news feed as a 3D photo . (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map Size Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map Size Revealed
- October 14, 2018

Stay tuned to MP1st's Black Ops 4 review which is now in progress. There are some issues during the first day, if you run into those check out our guide on how to fix Black Ops 4 problems . As you can see, the game is reviewing very favorably so far. Specialists are back with loads of new abilities and you now have to heal your character in the game instead of it automatically happening. (more...)
Google Pixel Settings Suggestions app now available on Play Store Google Pixel Settings Suggestions app now available on Play Store
- October 14, 2018

Offer is for smartphones from Samsung, Apple, LG, OnePlus, and others. If you're in the market for a new phone, how do the two devices stack up? As expected, a number of these are having to do with Smart Displays, but there are some changes coming to Google Assistant on your phone as well. (more...)
Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android? Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android?
- October 13, 2018

Google Assistant is getting an upgrade too for the Pixel 3 , with new features including being able to book restaurant tables or even the ability for the phone to answer itself with automated messages if you can't. The new Pixel phones are expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device. It works with Google Home, so you can control it with voice commands such as "Hey Google, play Cobra Kai from YouTube" or "Hey Google, play The Crown on ... (more...)
Nintendo hacks The Legend of Zelda to make it more accessible Nintendo hacks The Legend of Zelda to make it more accessible
- October 13, 2018

Legend of Zelda Special Version like all the succeeding Zelda games was an Action RPG game. Past retro game services like the Virtual Console sold games that were completely unchanged from there original releases, but the Switch online service is doing something slightly different, adding in features like online multiplayer, save states, and actual helpful gameplay tweaks. (more...)
Razer introduced a new gaming smartphone Razer introduced a new gaming smartphone
- October 13, 2018

The main draw is still its screen. Along with the display quality and gaming performance , Razer is also talking up the Phone 2's camera setup. This is made even more interesting by the introduction of an LED-backlit Razer logo to the rear. The obvious downside to the viewing experience is that the unit has some of the biggest and most uncomfortable bezels you'll find on a phone released in 2018. (more...)
Man using Google Street View to get direction, catches his wife cheating Man using Google Street View to get direction, catches his wife cheating
- October 13, 2018

While moving the camera around at street level, he saw a woman sitting on a bench with a man's head on her lap. The cuckolded husband then put two and two together and realised his wife had been unfaithful. After confronting his wife over the images, she came clean about being unfaithful, with the pair reportedly deciding to divorce as a result. According to Daily Mail UK, a Facebook user said: "What a small world it is". (more...)
Nokia 3.1 Plus first impressions: Killing the competition Nokia 3.1 Plus first impressions: Killing the competition
- October 12, 2018

The phone can be purchased via offline and online Nokia partner retailers starting October 24. The Nokia 8110 4G is priced at Rs. 5,999. The rear panel isn't glass like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but that's really okay because the metal panel is smooth to the touch and gives the device a very classy look and feel to it. (more...)
WhatsApp security bug enabled hackers to take over phones with video call WhatsApp security bug enabled hackers to take over phones with video call
- October 12, 2018

The Real-time Transport Protocol or RTP is used for video calls done via a smartphone. "Users should update to the Whatsapp's latest version on Android and iOS ". However, because WhatsApp is not an open source application, no one outside of Facebook can evaluate the technology's source code to audit it for security issues or other bugs. (more...)
Essential's Next Phone Reportedly Different Than Any Other Essential's Next Phone Reportedly Different Than Any Other
- October 12, 2018

However, the report adds that the users would also be able to make phone calls using this device. The new phones AI would be able to perform many tasks as though it were the user, including "book appointments or respond to emails and text messages on its own". (more...)
Alexa, Dolby Vision, and more Alexa, Dolby Vision, and more
- October 12, 2018

This expands Xbox voice control beyond using Kinect or a headset, enabling you to turn your console off and on, adjust the volume, launch games and apps, stop and start Mixer broadcasts and more. Today we are excited to launch our latest entertainment option, Dolby Vision HDR video streaming support across Xbox One S and Xbox One X! Another highlight of the October 2018 Update is support for Dolby Vision HDR video streaming. (more...)
Google launches one stop smart home controller Google launches one stop smart home controller
- October 12, 2018

Still, Alexa's 50,000 skills and the Echo's compatibility with thousands of smart home devices beat Google Home Hub . One reason why the Home Hub is cheaper than rivals is the lack of a camera . And so, if it cuts down on that for me, and my family, I think that this is a smart investment, though really, at $149, it's less than most phones and tablets on the market making it a reasonable tool for your household and less of a huge purchase. (more...)
Stardew Valley Coming to Mobile in Late October, First on iOS Stardew Valley Coming to Mobile in Late October, First on iOS
- October 12, 2018

ConcernedApe shared the exciting news in a blog post yesterday while spilling some details about what fans can expect. Stardew Valley for mobile devices just has a new interface-user interface, menu, and controls-that's been rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay. (more...)
Huawei's new AI chips to compete against Qualcomm and Nvidia Huawei's new AI chips to compete against Qualcomm and Nvidia
- October 12, 2018

The new chip family extends all the way from smart earphones (Ascend-Nano) to data centre (Ascend-Max), via always-on devices (Ascend-Tiny), smartphones (Ascend-Lite); and laptops and edge servers (Ascend-Mini). He outlined Huawei's AI strategy, which does not offer great detail but sets out some underlying approaches to development, such as the need for basic research and "an open global ecosystem". (more...)
Instagram using AI to detect offensive photos, captions Instagram using AI to detect offensive photos, captions
- October 12, 2018

By proactively tackling the issue, Instagram is making a concerted effort to keep the toxicity that has plagued other platforms off its network. The new feature leverages machine-learning technology to detect bullying in posted photos, captions and comment, before forwarding the information to Instagram's community operations team to review. (more...)
She gone: Google+ network closes indefinitely after security breach She gone: Google+ network closes indefinitely after security breach
- October 11, 2018

The company is now responding to the incident and has detailed a set of data privacy measures, which includes shutting down Google + for consumers. Analysts are also expecting Google to add higher resolution and more cameras to the Pixel, whose first two generations attracted rave reviews for its high-quality pictures. (more...)
Facebook unveils its Portal, with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart integrated Facebook unveils its Portal, with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart integrated
- October 11, 2018

A statement from the company said that Portal will not "listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal video calls" and added that the calls are secure in transit due to Messenger's encryption. The smaller Portal device has a 10-inch horizontal screen, while the larger Portal + has a 15-inch screen that can rotate from landscape to portrait positions. (more...)
Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Announced Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Announced
- October 11, 2018

Other than that, not much changed in the game. So as always, stay tuned for more info immediately after the challenges begin at 2pm BST. For those who missed the previous news, these challenges are set to go live at 2pm BST TODAY. That is obviously for players in the United Kingdom, but for those of you reading this in other time zones, that's 4am eastern time and 1am Pacific time. (more...)
Microsoft making patents royalty-free for Android OEMs Microsoft making patents royalty-free for Android OEMs
- October 11, 2018

OIN was originally founded in 2005 as an effort to protect Linux and its users from patent aggression. "We know Microsoft's decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some", wrote the software giant's deputy general counsel Erich Andersen. (more...)
Borderlands 2 VR Coming To PlayStation 4 In December Borderlands 2 VR Coming To PlayStation 4 In December
- October 11, 2018

Borderlands 2 will likely be a great experience in a full immersive setting that VR provides, but it's going to take something special to not make the action feel ridiculously slow and motion to not make me want to throw up if it's just as fast as I remember. (more...)
New quadruple-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 is designed for Instagram fans New quadruple-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 is designed for Instagram fans
- October 11, 2018

Let us know in the comments. The camera also gets an AI scene optimised feature that will recognise your environment and automatically adjust the setting to capture the best photo. Speaking about the new A9, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said: "As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication". (more...)
Hands on with Google's Home Hub: The smart speaker for everything
- October 11, 2018

So we will see . Today, Google published a laundry list of all the various Google Assistant updates coming to various pieces of Google hardware. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have been unveiled as part of the Made by Google event in NY and London. (more...)
Samsung's triple-camera Galaxy A7 (2018) is now available in Malaysia Samsung's triple-camera Galaxy A7 (2018) is now available in Malaysia
- October 11, 2018

For performance, the Galaxy A9 will rely on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB of the base model. With the introduction of quad-camera setups, Samsung is also rumored to include a new cooling system that improves heat dissipation in the camera area. (more...)
Nokia 7.1 Plus To Launch With 'Mega Display', Details Nokia 7.1 Plus To Launch With 'Mega Display', Details
- October 11, 2018

All of this is powered by a generous, 3,500 mAH battery that should let you get more than a day of heavy use. The newly launched device comes in two storage configurations- one with 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. (more...)
Samsung launches phones with quad, triple cameras
- October 11, 2018

But, the most eye-catching thing about this smartphone has to be its ridiculously long camera module which houses all four sensors, each with its own objective. The Galaxy A9 (2018) might not be a flagship, but it keeps pace with its more powerful siblings in more than a few ways. Currently, it is running the Android 8 .0 Oreo update and it uses a Type-C USB port for charging purposes. (more...)