Technology


Big setback for Apple, iPhone X quality problems revealed; repair must Big setback for Apple, iPhone X quality problems revealed; repair must
- November 11, 2018

Any iPhone X owners out there affected by this touch issue with their display? Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace the display module on eligible devices, free of charge. What if you've already paid to have your screen fixed? Apple will update the firmware on the SSD, and all data on the drive will be wiped out - so be certain that you have a recent backup completed before you go through with the fix process. (more...)
Bethesda Plans To Support Fallout 76 'Forever' Says Pete Hines Bethesda Plans To Support Fallout 76 'Forever' Says Pete Hines
- November 10, 2018

For example, they said players could conceivably highlight other players to make them easier to spot, grief others by tracking their location and HP, or simply force players offline. One of the most anticipated games that is launching this year is Fallout 76 from Bethesda. Furthermore, Bethesda says that "cheating or hacking will not be tolerated". (more...)
Google Chrome To Soon Prevent The Users From Unknowingly Subscribing To Services Google Chrome To Soon Prevent The Users From Unknowingly Subscribing To Services
- November 10, 2018

Yes, the Chrome 71 will now block every ad on a site that shows them constantly. To provide more security, the next Google Chrome update is focused on tackling these sites with shady subscription services. An internal Google Chrome page allows users to see all interstitial warnings or notifications that may be encountered while browsing the web with Chrome . (more...)
Deactivate! Deactivate! Windows 10 will be deactivated! Deactivate! Deactivate! Windows 10 will be deactivated!
- November 10, 2018

The Register reports on an angry thread on Microsoft's support forums filled with Windows Mobile users complaining that the Mail and Calendar app no longer opens after an automatic update to version 16006.11001.20083.0. The Amazon Alexa app is now available on Windows 10 PCs through the official Microsoft Store . This may explain why it's now sitting on a very middling 2.9 rating on the Microsoft Store. (more...)
Xiaomi launches in United Kingdom with new Mi 8 Pro Xiaomi launches in United Kingdom with new Mi 8 Pro
- November 10, 2018

By bringing a range of our fantastic products at honest pricing we want to offer more choices and let everyone in the United Kingdom enjoy a connected simple life through our innovative technology. For taking photos, it packs a 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 dual camera combo at the rear which offers 2X optical zoom and bokeh portrait effects. A big part of the camera system, and a growing trend in the smartphone market, is also the AI scene recognition, which can detect up to 25 objects/scenarios ... (more...)
World Wide Web inventor wants a new contract for the Internet World Wide Web inventor wants a new contract for the Internet
- November 09, 2018

But over the coming months, Berners-Lee and his organization, the World Wide Web Foundation , plan to flesh out the document with input from the tech industry, and publish a final draft in May 2019. "Will this be enough to make search engines push back?" It's a delicate balancing act, but limiting some freedoms could end up creating a fairer, more open Web. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 colors may have just been revealed by Samsung itself Samsung Galaxy S10 colors may have just been revealed by Samsung itself
- November 09, 2018

This year's Samsung Developers Conference was more about the software that the company will be bringing in the coming years. Both reporters confirmed that the folding technology worked - halving the size of the 7.8-inch (20-centimetre) plastic screen with one 180-degree twist. (more...)
PUBG hits PS4 in December PUBG hits PS4 in December
- November 09, 2018

During that year, performance issues have plagued the game on the base Xbox One , and PUBG is now sitting at three out of fives stars for reviews in the Microsoft Store . " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " has a smaller development team than those games and has struggled to keep up with the demands of a massive community. (more...)
Niantic Celebrates Ingress Prime Launch by Adding Free Items to Pokémon Go Niantic Celebrates Ingress Prime Launch by Adding Free Items to Pokémon Go
- November 09, 2018

Along with a much needed tutorial system for new players. This application nearly has the same features with the Pokemon Go , but the only problem with Ingress before is that, the software and smartphone hardware before can't cope up with the AR trend. (more...)
Cyber security expert calls for IoT regulation Cyber security expert calls for IoT regulation
- November 09, 2018

He said his company would be engaging with others in the industry to build support for such laws and was awaiting the findings of the Federal Government-funded research paper " The Internet of Things: Maximising the benefit of deployment in Australia " being prepared by the Australian Council of Learned Academies. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November update will add monsters, quests, and more Assassin's Creed Odyssey's November update will add monsters, quests, and more
- November 09, 2018

Instead, it's new post-launch content like today's which is aimed to keep players hooked. The first, The Show Must Go On, lets you be an actor in a play, whereas the second, Divine Intervention, has you completing divine trials . There are some big changes coming, including a level cap that'll be increasing by at least 20 levels. Both Alexios and Kassandra have some pretty sweet gear but if your inventory is lacking some of the supplies to upgrade everything to your current level, the team ... (more...)
Red Dead Online release date narrowed down Red Dead Online release date narrowed down
- November 09, 2018

Of course, not everyone is going to use that freedom in the most positive manner, and YouTube videos of one player feeding a suffragette to pigs has prompted some controversy. Now, these things aren't major detractors from Red Dead Redemption 2 , but honestly adding more fast travel options in wouldn't have hurt the immersion. (more...)
Chrome 71 is Going Further to Block More Bad Ad Experiences Chrome 71 is Going Further to Block More Bad Ad Experiences
- November 09, 2018

Google is taking a big step against websites that redirect users using pop-up ads . With the update, expected to roll out in December with Chrome 71, Chrome will ramp up enforcement. "Following its own internal investigations into abusive web practices, Google claims to have identified the tactics that are being used". "This approach did not go far enough", Sekhar wrote in a blog post today (Nov. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Will Give You 10 Minutes To Unsend A Message Facebook Messenger Will Give You 10 Minutes To Unsend A Message
- November 09, 2018

Now, it remains to be seen when exactly Facebook will make the option to unsend messages available to everyone because "coming soon" doesn't tells us too much about that. This was in the release notes for version 191 .0 of the iOS version of Messenger. Gmail allows users the time intervals of 5, 10, 20, and 30 seconds to take back that drunk email you never should have sent in the first place. (more...)
With New API, Developers Can Now Force You to Update Your Apps With New API, Developers Can Now Force You to Update Your Apps
- November 09, 2018

The Verge noted the feature is meant to essentially push users into updating their apps (i.e.it's a fail-safe against those of us who refuse to update out of sheer laziness or, you know, because it requires like two extra steps). With an immediate in-app update, users are greeted with a full-screen message that tells them there is an update that must be downloaded and applied before they can use the app. (more...)
Diablo Immortal: Fans Loudly Deny Blizzard's New Mobile Venture! Diablo Immortal: Fans Loudly Deny Blizzard's New Mobile Venture!
- November 09, 2018

But, if you're among the upset fans, don't worry because Blizzard highlighted the fact that more Diablo surprises are on their way and not all of them are going to be for mobile. Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell had participated in an interview with GameSpot in which he has revealed that the company now has no plans for Warcraft 4. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled as Square Enix Posts Huge Loss Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled as Square Enix Posts Huge Loss
- November 09, 2018

Its decision to cancel Episodes Aranea , Lunafreya, and Noctis , Square Enix explained , is due to a shift in the studio's direction following the creation of a new studio (which was originally founded by Tabata) named Luminous Productions . (more...)
Fossil Sport Smartwatch debuts as second Snapdragon Wear 3100 watch Fossil Sport Smartwatch debuts as second Snapdragon Wear 3100 watch
- November 09, 2018

Pankaj Kedia, senior director for product marketing at Qualcomm, said the new watch is built on a blending of "technology, fashion and fitness". Compared to nearly all of Fossil's previous Wear OS efforts , the aptly named Sport is focused less on traditional style and more on modern functionality. (more...)
Xiaomi’s AirDots are $29 alternatives to Apple’s $159 AirPods Xiaomi’s AirDots are $29 alternatives to Apple’s $159 AirPods
- November 09, 2018

Spotted by Engadget , the Chinese smartphone maker's $30 AirDots are completely wireless earbuds , created to compete with the likes of AirPods and Pixel Buds, but at a fraction of the price. On the outside of the headphones is a sensor, which you can use to control playback and volume, call voice assistant, taking calls and so on. Not all smartphones have the tap-to-wake feature, so this feature in the AirDots Youth Edition might come in handy. (more...)
The Supreme Court won't take up net neutrality - this time The Supreme Court won't take up net neutrality - this time
- November 08, 2018

The Supreme Court's brief order noted that three of the court's conservative justices - Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch - would have thrown out the appeals court decision . "The last administration started DACA without a mandate or even an authorization from Congress or the courts; this administration can therefore end DACA at any time", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Monday night. (more...)
Gen Porsche 911 teased while testing ahead of official debut Gen Porsche 911 teased while testing ahead of official debut
- November 08, 2018

Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market next summer as a 2020 model. "In addition to its outstanding performance, it's the 911's suitability for daily use that has always put it in a class of its own", Andreas Pröbstle, Project Manager for the new 911, comments. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Pistols Guide | 2 Best Pistols In RDR2 Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Pistols Guide | 2 Best Pistols In RDR2
- November 07, 2018

If you have time, however, to dedicate to the game, it will reward you handsomely. It was one of many attempts from Rockstar Games , the game's creator, to make the release appeal to a modern audience and answer the gaming community's critics that it's an industry which is rife with misogyny. (more...)
Google will issue an update to fix Pixel 3 memory management issues Google will issue an update to fix Pixel 3 memory management issues
- November 07, 2018

In our in-depth Google Pixel 3 review , we dove into all the reasons these new Pixel phones are the best Pixels yet. Based on the wording of Google's statement, it would be safe to assume that the memory management issue will be addressed in the Pixel 3's next security update in December, though it's possible it'll land later than that. (more...)
IPhone XR isn't selling as well as Apple anticipated, production reportedly cut IPhone XR isn't selling as well as Apple anticipated, production reportedly cut
- November 06, 2018

However, to enhance the company's global deployment, Tung said that Pegatron is studying the feasibility of producing in the Southeast Asia region and will make some adjustments if necessary. Other iPhone manufacturers face similar issues. These phones are about 20 percent less expensive than the iPhone XR. Per usual, you might want to take Nikkei's report with a grain of salt, especially in light of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's recent investor note detailing how iPhone XR sales in the holiday ... (more...)
Samsung to reveal Android Pie, foldable display UX at SDC! Samsung to reveal Android Pie, foldable display UX at SDC!
- November 06, 2018

Just when we thought we were out Samsung goes and pulls us back by posting an official teaser for a foldable smartphone on its Facebook page . Despite a folding phone from Samsung being rumored every year since 2013-including a Samsung-produced concept video in 2014- it seems like foldable phones are finally ready to become a reality. (more...)
China Gets OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple China Gets OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple
- November 06, 2018

Hopefully, the device will appear elsewhere in the world, but if it does, it will likely keep the $579/€579 tag like the Mirror Black and Midnight Black 8/128 GB variants. The device features 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras on the back, the former features an f/1.7 aperture lens, 1.22um pixel size, and OIS, while the second one comes with the same aperture lens size, and sports 1.0um pixel size. (more...)
Apple Loses $1 Trillion Market Value After Soft Earnings Report Apple Loses $1 Trillion Market Value After Soft Earnings Report
- November 05, 2018

This is the summary of Apple's quarterly result for the fourth quarter. If you don't want the notched look and don't care about the huge bezels on the 8 series, but want to save some money when purchasing an iPhone, this might just be for you. (more...)
Apple's Second Fall 2018 Product Launch Apple's Second Fall 2018 Product Launch
- November 05, 2018

Apple announced a new iPad Pro with an extremely narrow bezel, Face ID and some software solutions to compensate for the lack of a home button. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-respected analyst for TF International Securities, next year's iPad Pro could have an advanced 3D camera using a technology called "time of flight". (more...)
Fortnite Patch Notes 6.21 Introduces Balloons & Explosive Buff Fortnite Patch Notes 6.21 Introduces Balloons & Explosive Buff
- November 05, 2018

Allowing users to play Fortnite with the Pro Controller on Switch basically means the game will finally allow a more focused, higher level of play on the Nintendo Switch. In standard matches, you'll no longer encounter the semi-auto sniper, guided missile, and dual pistols. Beyond balloons , we found out that the Fortnitemares challenges will end on Sunday at 5pm, so you have until then to earn the Dark Engine glider . (more...)
Ultra-luxury BMW convertible unveiled before 2019 arrival Ultra-luxury BMW convertible unveiled before 2019 arrival
- November 04, 2018

It could've been because the original 8er had no B-Pillar or because people just want to see convertible versions of everything anyway (we do have convertible SUVs these days, remember?) but who cares. When the car's computer senses the risk of a rollover, it will automatically deploy two aluminum bars behind the rear seat headrests. Roof up, interior noise levels are nearly as low as the Coupe, according to BMW . (more...)