Technology


Samsung takes up 20pc of global smartphone market in Q3 Samsung takes up 20pc of global smartphone market in Q3
- November 04, 2018

Samsung , no surprise, is still the king of the global smartphone hill. "Samsung is losing ground to Huawei , Xiaomi , and other Chinese rivals in the huge China and India markets", said executive director Neil Mawson, adding "Samsung must solve its China and India problems before it is too late". (more...)
Major Study Links Cellphone Radiation and Brain Cancer Major Study Links Cellphone Radiation and Brain Cancer
- November 04, 2018

The experiment, by the National Toxicology Program, found positive but relatively modest evidence that radio waves from some types of cellphones could raise the risk that male rats develop brain cancer . This early generation of cellphone technology was used mainly in the 1990s. Unexpectedly, the study also found that, overall, the male rats exposed to the cellphone radiation lived longer than the rats who were not exposed to the radiation. (more...)
A new Diablo chapter, Diablo Immortal, arriving on Android soon A new Diablo chapter, Diablo Immortal, arriving on Android soon
- November 03, 2018

At BlizzCon 2018 , Blizzard announced when you can play World of Warcraft Classic . It's not. The team says the game is only coming to iOS and Android for now, and it's doubling down on the choice to keep this game mobile. Apart from updated visuals and animations, Blizzard have upgraded the game with many UI and QoL improvements. It includes online multiplayer where players can choose to play as any of the game's six classes and traverse brand new dungeons and zones. (more...)
Whatsapp will no longer be ad Whatsapp will no longer be ad
- November 03, 2018

The Economic Times from India spoke with Chris Daniels , the vice president of WhatsApp , and he revealed that the company will go ahead and start putting ads in the "Status" feature of the app. WhatsApp has always been ad-free and uncompromised, while that is good for users it also means that the app generated nearly zero revenue. Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have become an integral part of modern day communication between people around the globe. (more...)
Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked, says BBC report Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked, says BBC report
- November 03, 2018

Facebook is back in the limelight with another alleged data breach, and this time users' personal messages shared on the platform are claimed to have been compromised. But as you'd expect, there are also more sensitive discussions, including "intimate correspondence between two lovers", as the BBC describes it. Specifically, personal shopping assistants, task-specific applications, and even game extension were reported as the reason why hackers were able to infiltrate the victim's social ... (more...)
Travellers will be questioned by AI lie detectors at the European Union border Travellers will be questioned by AI lie detectors at the European Union border
- November 03, 2018

The EU is increasing security on its borders by developing an "intelligent control system" that will reportedly make checking the identities of travelers faster and more efficient. If there's additional concern, their biometric data will be taken, and be handed off to a human agent who will assess the case. Earlier this week, researchers from the Cardiff University and the Charles III University of Madrid revealed VeriPol , an artificial intelligence system which is now being used across ... (more...)
‘Diablo’ Is Coming to Mobile
- November 03, 2018

Following the destruction of the Worldstone, Diablo's lieutenant Skarn, Herald of Terror , is building a new demonic. But they prepared wrong, and instead saw Diablo Immortal . "When you get a chance to take a look at The Culling of Stratholme, you'll see we've pretty heavily modified the map", QA test lead Nicholas Louie told PC Gamer at BlizzCon today. (more...)
There are some catches to buying a OnePlus 6T through T There are some catches to buying a OnePlus 6T through T
- November 03, 2018

Xiaomi-owned Pocophone has kicked off an advertising blitz on Twitter through its POCO India account, aimed squarely at rival company OnePlus and the brand new OnePlus 6T . The new OnePlus 6T is also the first from OnePlus to work on Verizon . Its large 85.6 percent screen-to-body ratio is largely thanks to the 16MP teardrop front-facing camera, while its rear dual lens setup supports optical stabilisation across its 16MP + 20MP cameras. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak Leads to £1 Million Settlement Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak Leads to £1 Million Settlement
- November 03, 2018

The hip-hop pioneer's presence is featured on the new Red Dead Redemption II video game soundtrack. The leak had a ton of information regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 and its online component, and was the source of many speculative ideas surrounding the game. (more...)
Foldable phone launched by Chinese company Royole Foldable phone launched by Chinese company Royole
- November 03, 2018

The camera that comes with the device is 16MP + 20MP, which comes with image stabilization. It's unclear whether this folding smartphone will enjoy a worldwide launch, or be limited to China . "Royole gets the bragging rights to being first, and it's quite astonishing that someone you've never heard of is doing this", said Carolina Milanesi, from the Creative Strategies consultancy. (more...)
BlizzCon 2018: Destiny 2 PC Free for Battle.net Users BlizzCon 2018: Destiny 2 PC Free for Battle.net Users
- November 03, 2018

This does not, of course, include the Forsaken expansion, but it includes all of the content up to that point. Additionally, all Destiny 2 players will have access to the Destiny: Forsaken PvP/PvE hybrid mode, Gambit from November 9-11 during a Gambit Free Weekend. (more...)
Diablo III-Themed Loot Goblin amiibo Revealed Diablo III-Themed Loot Goblin amiibo Revealed
- November 03, 2018

You can pre-register for Diablo Immortal , and by signing up, you'll have a chance of gaining beta access and earning exclusive rewards. While only the Loot Goblin was announced at this time, we can likely expect a Demon amiibo as well as support for non-Diablo-themed amiibo based on the data miner's information. (more...)
Iris Scanner to miss the Galaxy S10 Iris Scanner to miss the Galaxy S10
- November 02, 2018

However, while the iris scanner might be going, it's possible that facial recognition will remain, giving you at least one alternative to the fingerprint scanner. And now there are some additional details on what we can expect from the handset. Background: Iris scanning has been part of Samsung's Android flagships since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 launched in late summer of 2016. (more...)
Chevrolet Unveils ECOPO Electric Race Car Concept at the 2018 SEMA Show Chevrolet Unveils ECOPO Electric Race Car Concept at the 2018 SEMA Show
- November 02, 2018

The eCOPO is an electrified version of the 2019 COPO Camaro and retains much of the design of the model on which it's based. After partnering up with electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, Chevy began its work with the standard 2019 COPO Camaro drag vehicle. (more...)
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Earns a Record-Setting $725M Opening Weekend
- November 01, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest launch for any PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game that is not a Federation Internationale de Football Association or Call of Duty. Rockstar is planning to release an online multiplayer mode for RDR2, Red Dead Online , this November. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter told Barron's that Take-Two did a "masterful" job with the release. (more...)
Google changed its mobile homepage for the first time in years Google changed its mobile homepage for the first time in years
- October 31, 2018

Google has started rolling out its new Discover feed to US users visiting google.com on a mobile device. The Google homepage , well-known for a sparse layout that spotlightt the Google logo search box, is getting one of its most significant revamps meant to make it easier to explore areas of interest. (more...)
Ford GT Carbon Series Is Lighter, Limited, Lovely Ford GT Carbon Series Is Lighter, Limited, Lovely
- October 31, 2018

There's a new titanium exhaust, titanium wheel nuts and a rear hatch constructed from polycarbonate, while the bodywork has sprouted some new vents, making some of the panels lighter. As per Ford , carbon fiber was used on the gloss wheels of the vehicle, the lower body panels, interior sills, air register pods, and center console. (more...)
Fallout 76 Now Has a Whimsical Live Action Trailer Fallout 76 Now Has a Whimsical Live Action Trailer
- October 31, 2018

The full timetable for the Fallout 76 Beta on PC details four separate days when the Beta will be playable. If you're looking to get some time in with the Fallout 76 Beta, you've got plenty of options. There is also a Fallout 76 beta (technically a "B.E.T.A."), which is split into multiple sessions. For more, be sure to check out our roundup of everything we know about Fallout 76 . (more...)
Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube Lifetime Sales Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube Lifetime Sales
- October 31, 2018

Switch sales have also already passed lifetime sales of the Wii U, which maxed out at 13.56 million units. Nintendo expects that the releases of " Super Mario Party ", which came out earlier this month, but isn't part of the first half of Nintendo's fiscal year, two "Pokemon" titles, and "Super Smash Bros". (more...)
Has OnePlus 6T Removed the Best Features of the OnePlus 6? Has OnePlus 6T Removed the Best Features of the OnePlus 6?
- October 31, 2018

The AMOLED screen on the OnePlus 6T is slightly larger than the OnePlus 6's , coming in at 6.41 inches with a resolution of 2340×1080. Another notable upgrade included with the OnePlus 6T is its battery . In terms of connectivity , OnePlus proudly highlights that the OnePlus 6T supports 42 global LTE bands along with 4×4 MIMO and Cat.16 LTE. The newly-launched OnePlus 6T turned out to be just about how we expected. (more...)
Pixel 3 XL bug causes a second notch to appear Pixel 3 XL bug causes a second notch to appear
- October 30, 2018

The good news is that it can be solved by a simple restart. Though the phantom notch has so far only reared its ugly head in a few isolated instances, users have already taken to social media to post pictures of their bugged-out phone displays, including Kyle Gutschow (whose picture can be seen above) and UrAvgConsumer ( seen below). (more...)
Apple debuts a new MacBook Air (at long last) Apple debuts a new MacBook Air (at long last)
- October 30, 2018

The same 13.3-inch display now has a resolution at 2560×1600, four times more than its predecessor, and the screen supports 48 percent more color. The new MacBook Air is priced at $1,199 for its standard edition, available in gold, silver, and space gray. (more...)
Apple Gives the Mac Mini a Major Upgrade
- October 30, 2018

At a press event today, Apple today announced the updated Mac Mini. The new Mac mini comes in a familiar enclosure with improved cooling to support the considerably more powerful hardware. Buyers also have SSD storage options up to 2TB. The entry config has a 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and a quad-core processor for $799. The Mid-range model costs $699 / £679 / AU$1,049 and the high-end Mac mini 2014 costs $999 / $949 / $1,499. (more...)
Mac computer, iPads to launch on Oct. 30 at Brooklyn event Mac computer, iPads to launch on Oct. 30 at Brooklyn event
- October 30, 2018

They will have larger displays and Apple's Face ID facial-recognition tech will replace the old Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button. The new iPads could also be coming with a new Apple Pencil with a magnetic attachment. Since the iPad range is marketed as a tool for graphic designers, it's not the biggest stretch to take this as a sign the newest iPad will make an appearance. (more...)
IPhone XS and XR update to enable eSIM is coming tomorrow IPhone XS and XR update to enable eSIM is coming tomorrow
- October 30, 2018

The feature was unfortunately delayed from the original launch of iOS 12, but we now know it will be included in the public version of iOS 12.1, which is expected to be released later this week to coincide with Apple's October 30th event . (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 May Add VR Support Red Dead Redemption 2 May Add VR Support
- October 30, 2018

Beyond the weekend statistic, Red Dead can still enjoy the silver medal; with $725 million in worldwide retail, the Wild West sequel only loses out to Grand Theft Auto V in terms of sales in the first three days. Red Dead Online will launch as a beta in November, roughly a month after the main game releases, although we still don't know too much about it. The file names "PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC" and "CommandIsPcVersion (void) 000000000166A12C" directly mention the PC, and another ... (more...)
Microsoft to keep working with US military, despite concerns Microsoft to keep working with US military, despite concerns
- October 29, 2018

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, explained the company's stance in a blog post . Microsoft strongly defended its work with the USA military Friday, addressing a topic that has caused an employee backlash throughout the tech industry this year. (more...)
Apple Is Trying to Cure Your iPhone Addiction. Here's How Apple Is Trying to Cure Your iPhone Addiction. Here's How
- October 29, 2018

Apple's event comes with the global smartphone market largely saturated, without a major catalyst for sales ahead of a likely rollout of 5G, or fifth generation wireless networks, expected in 2019. 1,44,900. That's late Thursday night, if you are planning to stay awake. Apple has been going big on the health aspect with its Watch and it doesn't get better than getting an ECG right then and there. (more...)
Massive OnePlus 6T leak reveals complete spec sheet and new promo images Massive OnePlus 6T leak reveals complete spec sheet and new promo images
- October 29, 2018

Its launch event is going to take place tomorrow, on 29th October, at NY. The company CEO Pete Lau also released a low light camera sample from the device earlier. It seems like the phone might arrive to the U.S market as well, since there have been some rumors circulating around that the smartphone will be getting not only a Verizon certification but also a partnership with T-Mobile. (more...)
Pokémon Go Brings Step-Count Tracking Feature In Its New Update Pokémon Go Brings Step-Count Tracking Feature In Its New Update
- October 28, 2018

Developer Niantic Labs has announced what it's calling Adventure Sync , a new, roundabout way for Pokémon Go to track your walking habits without needing to run in the foreground to do it. Trainers, according to Niantic, have made astounding gains when it comes to being motivated to walk more, and according to a survey of almost 2,000 players, 70 percent felt that the game had indeed pushed them to walk more overall, with 64 percent reporting that they felt more motivated to go outdoors ... (more...)