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Amazon Alexa user given access to stranger’s conversations Amazon Alexa user given access to stranger’s conversations
- December 29, 2018

We were also in touch on a precautionary basis with the relevant regulatory authorities". The first customer had initially got no reply when he told Amazon about the access to the other recordings, the report said. In May, a Portland, Oregon family found out that their Echo had mistakenly recorded some of their conversations and sent the recordings to an acquaintance. (more...)
Widespread 911 outage affects Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall counties Widespread 911 outage affects Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall counties
- December 29, 2018

Officials in Jefferson Co. told 13 NEWS they were receiving reports of outages in the area. CenturyLink is a global telecommunications company based in Monroe, Louisiana, serving customers in more than 60 countries and across the USA with the internet and other communications services, including phone and TV. (more...)
Instagram announce that their recent update has been gotten rid of
- December 28, 2018

He began replying to users, telling one, "Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated". But everyone can relax. If you're still seeing the update , Mosseri suggests closing out and launching the app again. For those who were greeted with the automatic update, the feed no longer shows up as the endless-scroll vertical layout we've grown used to. (more...)
Motorola P40 image renders show punch hole display, dual cameras Motorola P40 image renders show punch hole display, dual cameras
- December 28, 2018

This should be motivation enough to launch a successor next year, which will likely be called the Motorola P40 in China. First Samsung announced a smartphone with a hole-punch display , then Huawei followed suit . At the left of the smartphone, it is seen that there will be SIM tray while the right edge has the volume and power buttons. The Motorola P40 also has a USB-C port at the bottom and a 3.5mm audio jack at the top. (more...)
PlayStation Plus January 2019 Free Games Revealed PlayStation Plus January 2019 Free Games Revealed
- December 27, 2018

Portal Knights is an action-RPG in which players can explore alone or with up to three friends in online co-op. This open-world racing game from Ubisoft includes skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and paragliding. It was released on Xbox One , PlayStation 4 and left Early Access on 18 May 2017. The Classic was meant to bring back that nostalgic feeling you may have with the original PlayStation. (more...)
IPhone XR made up 32% of iPhone sales in its first month IPhone XR made up 32% of iPhone sales in its first month
- December 27, 2018

There's a catch, though, as it requires a trade-in of an iPhone 7 Plus device launched two years ago. Cupertino-based computing giant Apple will begin assembling high-end iPhone models - like the iPhone X - in India in 2019, according to a source who spoke with Reuters . (more...)
Instagram Testing Horizontal Feed Because They Hate Us All
- December 27, 2018

In June 2018, The Verge reported that Instagram had 1 billion users worldwide, an increase in 200 million from its census of 800 million the previous year. In a tweet, Instagram's Adam Mosseri wrote: 'Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated'. (more...)
New Xiaomi POCO Phone Expected To Launch Tomorrow New Xiaomi POCO Phone Expected To Launch Tomorrow
- December 26, 2018

The new version will sell for 23,999 rupees in India, via Mi.com and Flipkart; sales start December 26. The Poco F1 Armoured Edition with 6GB RAM , 128GB storage model is also available with No cost EMI option. Rest of the specifications of the phone remains same as other variants. At the launch event, the company touted the Kevlar back used on the Armoured Edition is way more durable than the glass, but the sad part is it doesn't look as good as glass smartphones. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A10 could get in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy A10 could get in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 845
- December 24, 2018

With leaks coming each couple weeks in regards to the S10, it is onerous to think about that we'll have to attend till the official reveals for additional specs; hopefully, Samsung will weigh in sooner entirely than later. The South Korean phone maker will host a Samsung Unpacked event on February 20 to formally introduce its latest flagship smartphone, a verified source told Gizmodo. (more...)
Mi Mix 3, HTC U12 Plus better than Pixel 3 camera: DxOMark Mi Mix 3, HTC U12 Plus better than Pixel 3 camera: DxOMark
- December 24, 2018

From the first Google Pixel , the main highlight goes to your camera. The Pixel 3's scores are behind those of only a handful of multi-camera flagship phones . They added that video colours can be slightly tiresome and there's slight jerkiness during autofocus in low light. In summary, the great enhancements in the Google Pixel 3 camera can be found in your zoom and in the effect of blur or bokeh . (more...)
Fortnite 7.10 patch arrives: what’s cool and what’s hot Fortnite 7.10 patch arrives: what’s cool and what’s hot
- December 23, 2018

There's no confirmation on what LTMs we can expect during this period, but there's a lot we haven't seen for a while. As more days pass in the 14 Days of Fortnite event , more information will become clearer. Improved Balloon controls, and various bug fixes have also been implemented, along with other changes. Image credit to Rock, Paper, Shotgun . Ground vehicles will now slide on icy surfaces, and Stormwings are a little less resilient - they take 50% more damage from hitting ... (more...)
More affordable iPad mini 5 is expected next year More affordable iPad mini 5 is expected next year
- December 22, 2018

Put simply, Apple doesn't consider iPad Pro units with a slight bend to be defective. Of course, the many pro-Apple sites out there aren't getting angry at it (not surprising) and even The Verge says "the fuss is over nothing" . Apple's new iPad Pro is a deceptively brilliant piece of design. The other 2019 iPad will reportedly have a screen larger than 10 inches, but it'll be cheaper than either of the 2018 iPad Pro models (which were 11 inches and 12.9 inches). (more...)
McLaren just released this Ayrton Senna tribute on a P1 GTR McLaren just released this Ayrton Senna tribute on a P1 GTR
- December 21, 2018

The engine bay has received a new 24-carat heat shield and enhanced engine shrouds. Sharing the same Beco nickname that Senna's parents bestowed upon him (with the permission of the Senna family, of course), the auto also comes with a custom helmet matched to the bespoke livery. (more...)
Microsoft releases emergency patch for Internet Explorer zero-day Microsoft releases emergency patch for Internet Explorer zero-day
- December 21, 2018

This is especially good news right now because the security flaw patched by the emergency update is very serious. Fortunately, the hacker does not receive elevated rights by using this vulnerability, as long as the victim is logged in with his or her user account. (more...)
Amazon Accidentally Sent 1700 Alexa Recordings to a Random Person Amazon Accidentally Sent 1700 Alexa Recordings to a Random Person
- December 21, 2018

Amazon deleted the files from the link the company had accidentally shared with him. The audio files, which were in German, revealed private data about the person, including their first and last name, who their partner is, where they lived, and their taste in music. (more...)
Probable image of Oneplus 7 or Oneplus 5G phone leaks online Probable image of Oneplus 7 or Oneplus 5G phone leaks online
- December 21, 2018

As you can see, the photo seems to have been taken during a OnePlus executive meeting. After partnering with Verizon, leading to a small amount of success for its business, OnePlus has aimed to introduce a 5G-ready smartphone in 2019 that will most likely get launched alongside the OnePlus 6T successor, which at this point, we'll refer to as the OnePlus 7 . (more...)
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- December 21, 2018

In a blog post , Microsoft discussed the redesigned Start menu for "new devices, new user accounts and clean installs" that has been "simplified into a sleek one column design with reduced top-level tiles". This snapshot will then be used for all subsequent launches in order to avoid the boot process and substantially decrease the time it take for the Sandbox to become available. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20 to employ a juicy 5,000mAh battery Samsung Galaxy M20 to employ a juicy 5,000mAh battery
- December 21, 2018

Apparently, that's not the only thing that started earlier than usual, as a new report from a trusted source claims that Galaxy S10 production has already begun. Also, expect an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Other leaks indicate Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 series on February 20th and release the handsets on March 8th. (more...)
Qualcomm says Apple still in breach of China court order Qualcomm says Apple still in breach of China court order
- December 21, 2018

If the court finds the update to be appealing and agrees then it will mean that Apple will be able to continue the sale of affected iPhones and ban will be uplifted. And it wants China to enforce the ban immediately, pointing out, too, that it should apply to the firm's newest models. That's because it fixes bugs with eSIM activation on Apple's 2018 devices. (more...)
News The Porsche 718 Cayman T And 718 Boxster T Have Arrived News The Porsche 718 Cayman T And 718 Boxster T Have Arrived
- December 20, 2018

Top speed is 275 km/h, but this model isn't really about bare figures - there's a lot of goodies for the enthusiast who's not merely after sprint times or big horsepower. The latter offers Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual driving modes, which can be selected from a steering wheel switch. Externally, the T models are also differentiated by grey mirror shells featuring logos, and a twin-tailpipe central sports exhaust finished in chrome. (more...)
AT&T launches first public 5G network in US AT&T launches first public 5G network in US
- December 20, 2018

A spokesperson for the company told CRN that AT&T will be initially communicating directly with businesses in the mobile 5G areas to educate them on the power of 5G and invite them into this initial offer. On top of that, given the higher speeds that AT&T is promising with 5G, you're likely to hit that 15GB cap in rapid fashion. A few customers, presumably a few narcissistic tweeters and Instagrammers, will be given a free devices and 90 days of data, but for mere mortals the hot spot will ... (more...)
Apple Confirms Some New iPad Pros Ship with a Bend Apple Confirms Some New iPad Pros Ship with a Bend
- December 20, 2018

Owners of the new iPad Pros can still exchange their original unit for a replacement within the 14-day return period, but that could be too late for some. The Verge's Chris Welch says his own 11-inch iPad Pro showed a slight bend after two weeks of use. So, if you've been holding out hope for a great last-minute tablet deal, this 32GB iPad (the 2018 model) offering from Walmart has come at the ideal time. (more...)
Sprint merger likely after deal to exclude Huawei Sprint merger likely after deal to exclude Huawei
- December 20, 2018

Earlier, SoftBank, which owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom, which owns T-Mobile US, announced they will not use Huawei network in 5G business and remove from the existing 4G equipment. The merger would essentially combine the number three and number four wireless carriers in the United States into one, giving USA customers just three choices. (more...)
Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light
- December 20, 2018

The merger between two of the four biggest mobile carriers in the U.S. - T-Mobile and Sprint, will significantly change the landscape of the wireless market. The end of the deal for Huawei to add 5G to T-Mobile's networks was one of the final hurdles before the arrangement is complete. "We look forward to continuing our discussions with the remaining regulatory agencies reviewing our transaction". (more...)
Microsoft has made a free Office app for Windows 10 Microsoft has made a free Office app for Windows 10
- December 20, 2018

At the time the sandbox functionality came under the feature name of InPrivate Desktop and would require Windows 10 Enterprise, and various minimal hardware specs. Windows Sandbox will allow files to be copied from the host system and pasted into it. Basically, think of it as a virtualised version of Windows , running on its own kernel, yet clocking in at a mere 100MB and isolated from the outside world. (more...)
PUBG Mobile 0.10 update time news and early Vikendi patch notes leak PUBG Mobile 0.10 update time news and early Vikendi patch notes leak
- December 19, 2018

The outlet also reported that PUBG Mobile's iOS revenue recently surpassed that of Fortnite Mobile by 43 percent. The latest version will be pushed out to Google Play Store and App Store starting Tuesday, which means players will either be able to update the game from respective app stores or from within the game by downloading necessary files. (more...)
Up to 6.8 Million Users’ Photos Exposed Up to 6.8 Million Users’ Photos Exposed
- December 19, 2018

Because so many big tech companies choose Ireland as their European or global headquarters, the Irish data authority is responsible for investigating when there is a problem. The latest breach allowed access to pictures of almost 5.6 million people who did not share or post them on FB. Facebook added that the only apps affected by this bug were ones that were approved to access the photos API and that individuals had authorised to access their photos. (more...)
Latest Facebook Leak Exposes 6.8 Million Users' Private Photos Latest Facebook Leak Exposes 6.8 Million Users' Private Photos
- December 19, 2018

It is understood that when developers and a third-party app are given permission to access photos , all photos on an individual's Facebook page were being shared. Third-party apps that require a Facebook account to log in, such as Tinder, Grindr or Bumble, did not respond to a request for comment about whether the Facebook breach involved their access to user photos. (more...)
Xbox Scarlett to have mid-grade and enthusiast consoles Xbox Scarlett to have mid-grade and enthusiast consoles
- December 19, 2018

The console might also include SSD storage for the first time, in order to reduce game load times. Microsoft is now offering $100 off any Xbox One bundle, including both Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles, for a limited time. However, gamers will need a pretty serviceable broadband connection if they want to stream the latest blockbuster titles. Sony skipping next year's E3 convention could also point to imminent plans for announcing the PS5, with PlayStation setting up its own ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a smaller cutout than the A8s Samsung Galaxy S10 will have a smaller cutout than the A8s
- December 19, 2018

The Galaxy S10 is projected to go live in February 2019, and without a doubt, we should be prepared for more such controversial leaks in the coming months. Others believe it comes down to a phone's processor performance, or the amount of RAM, or how much storage ... The S10 Lite will have dual rear cameras while the other models will be equipped with triple camera sensors on the rear. (more...)