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CES 2019: AMD unveils 7nm gaming GPU, Radeon VII CES 2019: AMD unveils 7nm gaming GPU, Radeon VII
- January 10, 2019

The Radeon VII , or "Radeon Seven", is AMD's first to use a 7nm process for gaming. Radeon VII uses 16GB of HBM2 (second-generation high bandwidth memory), whereas the RTX 2080 features 8GB of GDDR6. Most probably, AMD Radeon VII will be available for sale in stores worldwide by mid-2019. As for when you'll be able to get one yourself, there's actually not long to wait. (more...)
IBM unveils the World's first commercial Quantum Computer IBM unveils the World's first commercial Quantum Computer
- January 10, 2019

Quantum computers have the potential to perform seemingly-impossible computing tasks, but they're still in their very early stages. IBM was also awarded patents in the fields of Cloud Computing and Blockchains. The company now works with about 80 universities in the United States, Europe and Asia to explore next-generation energy technologies. This means - for the first time ever - universal approximate superconducting quantum computers can operate beyond the confines of the research lab. (more...)
Google Assistant finally makes its way to Sonos speakers Google Assistant finally makes its way to Sonos speakers
- January 09, 2019

Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode , and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones. Though the company is testing the tech at a couple hotels, Google isn't planning a big launch with businesses just yet, but it's not hard to imagine Interpreter Mode coming in handy in other scenarios, like at airports or with other businesses. (more...)
HTC unveils Vive Cosmos PC VR headset - Peripherals HTC unveils Vive Cosmos PC VR headset - Peripherals
- January 08, 2019

The goal is to redefine ease of access, comfort and portability with the VIVE Cosmos; the first development kits will be available in "early 2019", and further details on pricing and release date are coming at a later moment. HTC explains that the eye tracking takes place via LED sensors located around the lenses inside the HMD. HTC also debuted an all-new VR headset called the Cosmos. (more...)
Alien: Blackout Finally Revealed for Mobile, It Isn’t a Sequel to Isolation Alien: Blackout Finally Revealed for Mobile, It Isn’t a Sequel to Isolation
- January 07, 2019

The bad news is that it's not a current-gen title but just a mobile game (as Blizzard said... hey, don't you have mobiles?). If you're looking for something more action-packed from your Alien game, Cold Iron Studios has a shooter of some sort in development. (more...)
Amazon reaches 100 million milestone with Alexa Amazon reaches 100 million milestone with Alexa
- January 07, 2019

Moreover, Samsung's new panels will now take commands from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa if you already have a supporting smart speaker. Find out more about what the two competing companies are doing at CES 2019 . As well as Amazon's own line of Echo speakers, the number also includes the 150 third-party products that have Alexa built in such as the Sonos One speaker and the Bose QC35 II headphones amongst many others. (more...)
Alienware Upgrades Popular m15 Gaming Powerhouse With New NVIDIA GPUs Alienware Upgrades Popular m15 Gaming Powerhouse With New NVIDIA GPUs
- January 07, 2019

Though Jensen's last few CES keynotes have featured a myriad of AI, Deep Learning, and autonomous vehicle related news, this year's keynote focused nearly exclusively on gaming and the advanced brought forth by the company's Turing GPU architecture . (more...)
Fortnite Secret Star Location Season 7 Week 5 Challenges Fortnite Secret Star Location Season 7 Week 5 Challenges
- January 06, 2019

You can find the Water Tower in Retail Row, The Ranger Tower in Lonely Lodge, and the Air Traffic Control Tower in Frosty Flights. This one too is self-explanatory, and players need to deal damage to opponent structures while playing any mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale . (more...)
LG to Introduce ThinQ AI Flagship TVs at CES 2019 LG to Introduce ThinQ AI Flagship TVs at CES 2019
- January 06, 2019

Unfortunately, because this is more an announcement on the chip itself, LG hasn't yet announced pricing on its TVs, which means there's no word yet on how much either an 8K OLED or 8K LCD TV will cost you from LG. LG is introducing Amazon Alexa alongside the already existing Google Assistant to its new TVs supported by its renewed ThinQ AI technology. LG's second-generation Alpha 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor will adapt the brightness of the TV according to the light in the room through ... (more...)
Biff! Pow! Zap! Former Hearthstone folks making Marvel game
- January 05, 2019

We have a new Marvel game to geek out over while we wait to hear anything about The Avengers Project . "And that's money in hand with no need to sing and dance for milestone payments or desperately try to find new investors along the way". (more...)
USA sends troops ahead of possible Congo election protests USA sends troops ahead of possible Congo election protests
- January 05, 2019

The elections had been delayed several times by longtime President Joseph Kabila , who said voters had not yet been registered. It has not had a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960. Attempts by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to crack down on dissent during tense vote counting could "backfire", the United Nations said Friday, warning it was "watching carefully" as events unfold. (more...)
Xiaomi's Wild Foldable Phone Puts Galaxy F on Notice Xiaomi's Wild Foldable Phone Puts Galaxy F on Notice
- January 05, 2019

While Blass urges caution and reminds users that the authenticity of neither the video nor the device itself cannot be confirmed, if this is legitimate it could prove to be very interesting indeed. Is this Xiaomi's first foldable phone? Last year, Samsung gave us a glimpse of its highly anticipated Galaxy F foldable phone. This is likely something that could be fixed, but is definitely an new issue that's created by a device with a curved display. (more...)
Google Chrome for Windows 10 to Get Dark Mode Soon, Engineer Reveals Google Chrome for Windows 10 to Get Dark Mode Soon, Engineer Reveals
- January 04, 2019

As MSPowerUser reports, via Techdows.com , a member of the Chromium team and senior Chrome Engineer Peter Kasting has signalled that Google is working on a dark mode for the desktop browser but users should use a dark theme for now, if they prefer a dark UI. (more...)
Google's Fuchsia OS will be able to run Android apps Google's Fuchsia OS will be able to run Android apps
- January 04, 2019

Earlier past year, Netflix also removed in-app subscription sign-ups in its Android app on Google Play. It says that Fuchsia Device Targets are used to build ART (Android Runtime) for Fuchsia, and both arm64 and X86_64 architectures are mentioned in the listing. (more...)
USB Type-C Authentication Program launched to protect your devices USB Type-C Authentication Program launched to protect your devices
- January 04, 2019

If you buy with a computer or phone that uses the USB Type-C authentication scheme, you could end up returning a lot of uncertified Type-C accessories and cables because they won't work with your hardware. Another scenario that the USB-IF noted is when an organization needs to secure its IP (or state secrets, or whatever) on laptops that travel with their personnel. (more...)
Windows 10 Takes Over Windows 7 Windows 10 Takes Over Windows 7
- January 03, 2019

If you have enabled Windows 10's built-in administrator account, and upgrade from build 1803 to 1809 - that is, the April 2018 Update to the October 2018 update - you will find that a bug has been introduced that disables the account. By comparison, 26.08% of users on Steam are on Windows 7 (64 bit). While Microsoft initially predicted that one billion devices would be using Windows 10 by summer 2018, in recent years it stepped back from that pledge, after it became clear it would ... (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView Video Leaked, Reveals 'PureDisplay' Panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Nokia 9 PureView Video Leaked, Reveals 'PureDisplay' Panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
- January 01, 2019

Serial leaker Evan Blass , Android Pure, MySmartPrice have posted images and videos of the Nokia 9 PureView. There have been no specification leaks but some past rumours suggest that the Nokia 9 PureView will have a 6-inch display and an 8GB of RAM with 256GB of onboard storage . (more...)
Google starts rolling out new Spam protection feature for Android phone users Google starts rolling out new Spam protection feature for Android phone users
- January 01, 2019

If you're an avid Messages user, you'll undoubtedly see the feature the day it becomes available to you. The American Corporation immediately after updating the app warns that a new opportunity can sometimes not work correctly, because its use can lead to false positives, which are real SMS, not spam, will cease to be correctly displayed. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A50 to come with Massive Battery and 24 MP Camera Samsung Galaxy A50 to come with Massive Battery and 24 MP Camera
- December 31, 2018

Apple led the global premium smartphone segment capturing 47 percent share of the segment, followed by Samsung (22 percent), Huawei (12 percent), Vivo (five percent ), Oppo (five percent) and Xiaomi (three per cent), Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Technology Market Research, wrote in a blog post on Saturday. (more...)
Hon Hai to make high-end iPhones in India: report | Economics Hon Hai to make high-end iPhones in India: report | Economics
- December 31, 2018

It still remains to be seen whether less expensive iPhone X models will be the tipping point, however, by building the phones in India, Apple is at least doing everything it can to set itself up to try. In the U.S., Xr's sales contributed 32 percent to the total iPhone sales while the combined sales of iPhone Xs and Xs Max contributed 35% to the total sale. (more...)
Google source confirms Pixel 3 and 3 XL Lite release Google source confirms Pixel 3 and 3 XL Lite release
- December 30, 2018

Personally, the launch of a midrange Pixel seems to make a lot of sense. Given that these will be lower-priced entries into the Pixel family, you won't find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that now powers the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . (more...)
LG will showcase new high-end Google Assistant soundbars at CES LG will showcase new high-end Google Assistant soundbars at CES
- December 30, 2018

Meridian's Upmix for up-mixing two-channel audio to multiple channels is also incorporated. There's no word on pricing or availability yet, but LG's entire new run of sound bars will make their debut at CES 2019 in just a couple weeks. (more...)
Snapchat introduces lenses for dogs - Science & Tech Snapchat introduces lenses for dogs - Science & Tech
- December 29, 2018

Now, not only can you turn yourself into a dog with one of Snapchat's lenses, but your dog can also get in on the fun, too. The social media platform has launched special lenses that are meant to work specifically on puppies. With this new update for the customers, now you can try for creative animations on your dog. Part of Snapchat's attraction for many users is the app's filters. (more...)
Instagram pulls side scroll feature after backlash Instagram pulls side scroll feature after backlash
- December 29, 2018

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri was quick to downplay the slip on Twitter , saying that the experiment should only have appeared for a very small group of users. Instagram has used the past scrolling feature since its launch in 2010, making this change uncomfortable and unnecessary for many long time users. (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView expected to launch in last week of January Nokia 9 PureView expected to launch in last week of January
- December 29, 2018

Good news is that the update is already available for Nokia 5.1 Plus TA-1102 variant in India and our device is already downloading the update as we write it. The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a dual primary camera setup with a 13 MP RGB sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor with 1080p video recording capability. Also, the Internet lit up and a new poster with the image of the back cover of the device. (more...)
Apple will reportedly start to assembly iPhone X models in India
- December 29, 2018

Apple is bringing its iPhone production to India partially thanks to the looming threats and impacts of the China-U.S. trade war . Reuters today reported that Apple's main manufacturing partner Foxconn will start assembling high-end iPhones in India from 2019. (more...)
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...)