Technology


Samsung Likely to Ditch Fingerprint Scanner on the Galaxy M10 Samsung Likely to Ditch Fingerprint Scanner on the Galaxy M10
- January 19, 2019

Earlier today, Slash leaks Twitter handle posted the following image in what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus . The latest layout images shared by SlashLeaks also suggests that the handset will be powered by Exynos 7870 chipset and may pack 2GB and 3GB of RAM. (more...)
Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid violent crackdown Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid violent crackdown
- January 19, 2019

The government has confirmed three Zimbabweans died in the protests, Reuters reports. The internet shutdown cuts off crucial access to the mobile money that Zimbabwe's government uses to pay teachers and other public workers. A prominent pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge is set to appear in court again on Friday. As life returned to a semblance of normality in Harare, police continued to patrol the capital's streets. (more...)
Facebook Replies To Claims The #10YearChallenge Has Creepy Intentions Facebook Replies To Claims The #10YearChallenge Has Creepy Intentions
- January 19, 2019

It's a scenario that those who have studied social media companies don't rule out, despite Facebook's denials. "But the technology raises major privacy concerns; the police could use the technology not only to track people who are suspected of having committed crimes, but also people who are not committing crimes, such as protesters and others whom the police deem a nuisance", she continued. (more...)
Westworld mobile game will shut down following Bethesda settlement Westworld mobile game will shut down following Bethesda settlement
- January 18, 2019

Westworld has been removed from Apple's App Store on iOS and Google Play on Android. The Westworld mobile game's team announced the shutting down of their game based on HBO's Westworld . In-game purchases have also been disabled, so any players holding premium currency should spend it (or refund it, if possible) before April 16. Bethesda , owner of the Fallout game series, sought injunctive relief against Behaviour Interactive , the company originally contracted to develop the ... (more...)
Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia
- January 17, 2019

But it wouldn't be the first time Motorola resurrected the Razr name. But Lenovo , the Chinese company that owns Motorola , has been talking up a storm about a revival. Good news. A new version of the ultrathin phone, hugely popular upon its 2004 release, is expected to hit the market as soon as next month. However, there is a probability the release date of the Motorola RAZR changes as it hasn't yet been finalized. (more...)
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes viral with ideal 10 routine UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes viral with ideal 10 routine
- January 16, 2019

Then the crowd went wild as the UCLA freshman gymnast stood there smiling. When she joined her college gymnastics team, the young woman bounced back from the ordeal and rediscovered the joy of the sport. "I've found my joy". This time around, she left no room for improvement, at least not on the scorecard. "It's not the outcome". "I haven't been able to feel this type of happiness in a long time ", Ohashi said. (more...)
Samsung may end up supplying modems for 5G iPhones Samsung may end up supplying modems for 5G iPhones
- January 16, 2019

Note that this is just royalty for Qualcomm-owned patents, the modem itself costs $30. The fee is at the heart of the government regulator's case against Qualcomm. And the most recent line of 2018 iPhones came exclusively with Intel chips. He also mentioned how Apple wanted both Qualcomm and Intel in the mix. (more...)
New Oppo smartphone camera rumored to have 10x optical zoom New Oppo smartphone camera rumored to have 10x optical zoom
- January 16, 2019

Chinese tech site Mydrivers (via GSM Arena ) notes that Oppo is sending out media invites for an event scheduled for January 16. This invitation further supports the leak tweeted by notable tech leaker Ice universe on Christmas day stating that "The Oppo official said it will release a 10x hybrid optical zoom technology, which we will see at CES or MWC as early as possible". (more...)
Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League
- January 15, 2019

When on, it will allow PS4 users to be randomly matched up with or against players on other platforms in Casual , Competitive , and Extra Modes . "It's because of YOU, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place". Rocket League now officially supports cross-play as announced by the PlayStation Blog . (more...)
Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed
- January 14, 2019

Specially tuned dampers and springs are on hand to sharpen the handling, and, for those who require maximum performance from their three-row family hauler, an ST Street Pack and ST Track Pack are available. It has unique leather upholstery with ST logos stitched in the seatbacks and a heated flat-bottom steering wheel. Inside, a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster is standard. (more...)
Apple's mythical AirPower accessory is apparently back in production Apple's mythical AirPower accessory is apparently back in production
- January 14, 2019

According to reputable charging experts ChargeLab, though, the AirPower mat is alive and well - and now entering mass production, finally. Apple did say that the wireless charging pad would launch in 2018, but it didn't happen. ChargerLAB followed that tweet with another , claiming that Taiwanese electronic manufacturer, Pegatron, will also be involved in mass-producing AirPower from January 21.The tweet further states that a company employee has informed ChargerLAB that AirPower will ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaks Tip LPDDR5 RAM, Storage, and Camera Details Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaks Tip LPDDR5 RAM, Storage, and Camera Details
- January 14, 2019

While the firm has typically unveiled standard and Plus models of its S-line of handsets in recent years, it seems the Galaxy S10 may also be available in a cheaper variety. Samsung, which has been rumoured to be working on a foldable device for *years*, has kicked off its marketing/hype campaign for the folding Galaxy X/F. (more...)
Samsung reveals the notch, features and launch date for Galaxy M Samsung reveals the notch, features and launch date for Galaxy M
- January 14, 2019

This new Samsung Galaxy M series might be an online exclusive smartphone series. Samsung has finally dropped its official teaser for its new Galaxy M series and we get to see a number of features that will come with the device. The Galaxy M series smartphones will be available on Amazon .in, as well as on Samsung's own online store. Going by the earlier reports and the new official press renders, which reveal the new M series will be featuring Samsung's new Infinity-V ... (more...)
Kingdom Hearts 3 Post-Launch Plans Include Epilogue and 'Secret Movie' Kingdom Hearts 3 Post-Launch Plans Include Epilogue and 'Secret Movie'
- January 14, 2019

There are a few little perks available to you when you preorder the merchandise of Kingdom Hearts 3 Standard edition. Nevertheless, excitement for this long-awaited conclusion to the Kingdom Hearts story is boiling over and you should make sure you stay away from spoilers on the internet if you're planning to dig in at launch. (more...)
Lexus clips roof off hot coupe for LC Convertible Concept Lexus clips roof off hot coupe for LC Convertible Concept
- January 14, 2019

Every line of the LC Convertible Concept was drawn to evoke an emotional response - from the rake of the windscreen to the smooth contours of the boot lid that houses the convertible top. There are some distinctive details that one spots while gazing at the images of the new droptop, notably the crisply creased flying buttresses that flow from behind the headrests nearly all the way to the tail of the LC Convertible concept . (more...)
Mortal Kombat 11 Box Art and Raiden Base Character Model Revealed Mortal Kombat 11 Box Art and Raiden Base Character Model Revealed
- January 14, 2019

From Jason Voorhees to Kratos, ever since 2011's Mortal Kombat , guest fighters have become a beloved series staple (even extending to DC-flavoured sister series Injustice ). In addition to the cover art, we also were made aware of the upcoming reveal event for the title. Mortal Kombat 11 will be launched on April 23rd for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Epic looks to cash in on Improbable, Unity spat Epic looks to cash in on Improbable, Unity spat
- January 13, 2019

On Thursday, British developer Improbable published a post on their official blog stating that games that made use of the Unity engine would no longer be able to use the SpatialOS cloud platform, owing to a change in Unity's terms of service at the end of a year ago. (more...)
Can you replay the Resident Evil 2 remake 1-Shot demo? Can you replay the Resident Evil 2 remake 1-Shot demo?
- January 13, 2019

The only downside here, though, is you'll only have thirty minutes to play, and once that timer is over, you won't be able to check out the demo any further. The original is more than 20 years old, after all. In the run up to the launch of the demo, Capcom has released a selection of tips and tricks to get you through. (more...)
Apple Publishes Support Page to Shut Down Bent iPad Pro Controversy Apple Publishes Support Page to Shut Down Bent iPad Pro Controversy
- January 13, 2019

In a newly released support note Apple explains how the iPad Pro is made, using a process called "co-molding" where plastic is injected into gaps between the aluminium components. It seems it's the process of combining plastic with antenna "splits" for the cellular model using a new co-molding technique that may result in slight bends . (more...)
VLC Hits 3 Billion Downloads, Will Soon Add AirPlay Support For Android VLC Hits 3 Billion Downloads, Will Soon Add AirPlay Support For Android
- January 13, 2019

The team behind the app reverse-engineered "most VR headsets" to natively support VR video through the main VLC app. The popular media player also passed 3 billion downloads during the course of CES 2019 . Another feature demonstrated at CES was enhanced support for VR, which makes it possible to watch traditional 2D movies in a virtual theater environment within headsets like the HTC Vive. (more...)
The Witcher’s Geralt joins Monster Hunter World in February The Witcher’s Geralt joins Monster Hunter World in February
- January 13, 2019

Following Capcom's surprise Assassin's Creed collaboration, the next crossover event to look forward to is the arrival of Geralt of Rivia . Over on Twitter , the official Monster Hunter World account announced the crossover will happen this February 8 via a free title update! Elsewhere, Capcom has confirmed that its first birthday celebrations, which take the form of the special Appreciation Fest, will run from Saturday, January 26th until Friday, February 22nd. (more...)
Samsung unveils Samsung unveils "The Wall", a 219-inch television
- January 13, 2019

There was chatter at CES over Hisense's new ULED XD display tech , which uses a dual-layer panel (essentially a 4K screen with another HD screen behind it) to enhance local dimming and dynamic range - though we're yet to see any models announced with the new tech. (more...)
Microsoft Windows 10 19H1 Adds Reserved Storage Functionality Microsoft Windows 10 19H1 Adds Reserved Storage Functionality
- January 13, 2019

This is a security patch which addresses a number of flaws including a hole in PowerShell, an issue with the Microsoft Jet Database Engine, and a Windows DHCP client memory corruption vulnerability (plus gremlins in the works for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and more). (more...)
Amazon May Be Developing A Game Streaming Service Amazon May Be Developing A Game Streaming Service
- January 13, 2019

Sony streams games via its streaming service PlayStation Now, available on PlayStation 4 and PC, and it appears that cloud gaming could be a focus for the next generation of PlayStation consoles . According to sources familiar with Amazon's plans, the service could be launching in 2020 at the earliest. Sony already offers a cloud gaming service. (more...)
Bungie ends their partnership with Activision, keeps the rights to Destiny Bungie ends their partnership with Activision, keeps the rights to Destiny
- January 13, 2019

Activision will obviously be disappointed because of how successful Destiny continues to be, having sold over 50 million games and expansions. A year and a half later, the game is going strong thanks to expansive updates , raids, and tons of multiplayer adventures. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot’ Demo Offers 30 Minutes With Leon Kennedy Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot’ Demo Offers 30 Minutes With Leon Kennedy
- January 13, 2019

If you die, you'll be able to keep retrying to beat the mission until your 30 minutes is up. Bearing the title of "1-Shot Demo " players will be tasked with surviving "the horrors of Raccoon City" for 30 minutes. The demo follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy as he arrives at the Raccoon City Police Station on his first day on the job. Leon has to survive a throng of bloodthirsty zombies before escaping, all the while the clock ticks down. (more...)
Lexar introduces world’s first 1TB SD Card Lexar introduces world’s first 1TB SD Card
- January 13, 2019

Called the Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I, the 1TB SD card targets customers who own DSLR cameras, camcorders, and anything else that can use an SD card. Sadly, this is a full-size SD card, so it's too big for smartphones. As a comparison, the 512GB version costs US$209.95 (about RM858.69) while the 256GB card is going for US$109.95 (about RM449.69). (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 gets Bluetooth certification ahead of launch Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 gets Bluetooth certification ahead of launch
- January 13, 2019

The main highlight of this phone is its 48MP primary rear camera which is a Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor announced sometime back past year. On the front it sports a 13-megapixel camera with AI. On Bluetooth SIG's website, the Redmi Note 7 has been certified under two model numbers - M1901F7G and M1901F7H. The Redmi Note 7 price in China starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. (more...)
Nokia 8.1 Is Coming To Malaysia This Month for RM 1699 Nokia 8.1 Is Coming To Malaysia This Month for RM 1699
- January 13, 2019

Renders for the Nokia 8.1 Plus recently surfaced, and as you can see, the phone has a large, almost bezel-less screen with a small cutout in the top-left corner for its front-facing camera. It will come in 4GB/6GB RAM variants and will also feature 16 MP Zeiss-branded Camera. The same tipster had previously tipped about various upcoming Nokia phones and a lot of them were accurate. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 India Release Date Samsung Galaxy S10 India Release Date
- January 13, 2019

With this pricing, Samsung's new Galaxy M series would be competing against phones like Honor 9N , Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro , Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Redmi Note 6 Pro . This would make Galaxy M20 the first Samsung smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery . It will include Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, and Galaxy S10 Lite (aka Galaxy S10 E). (more...)