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OnePlus To Show Android-Powered 5G Smartphone This Month OnePlus To Show Android-Powered 5G Smartphone This Month
- February 14, 2019

It's interesting to note, however, that, despite its capacity to run demanding games with relative ease, OnePlus didn't mention that the prototype phone is able to download videos faster, play high-definition movies clearer, and allow for smooth streaming. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 leaked specs reveal a big upgrade over Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy S10 leaked specs reveal a big upgrade over Galaxy S9
- February 13, 2019

The company is now gearing up to launch the third smartphone in this new lineup - Samsung Galaxy M30, but the exact the launch date is not yet known. With the exception of Galaxy S10 + which will have a wider pill-shaped hole for dual front-cameras, S10 and S10 Lite will only get one camera at the front. (more...)
Apex Legends First Special Event And Loot Teased For Valentine's Day Apex Legends First Special Event And Loot Teased For Valentine's Day
- February 13, 2019

USA players were responsible for $320 million of the half a billion total, that took the game 326 days to reach. Earlier today, livestream data website Gamoloco's founder, incolas, tweeted that players watched more than seven million hours in a single day. (more...)
Trump signs order on artificial intelligence Trump signs order on artificial intelligence
- February 12, 2019

The executive order does not include any details about funding the initiative. "Americans have profited tremendously from being the early developers and worldwide leaders in AI", according to a statement from the Office of Science and Technology Policy. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy M series is coming to Malaysia! The Samsung Galaxy M series is coming to Malaysia!
- February 12, 2019

The words "The Future Unfolds" in the short video teaser along with folded screen animations confirms Samsung will formally debut its foldable phone on February 20. The Galaxy S10e will be the most affordable Galaxy S10 handset, and the only one to ship with a side-facing fingerprint scanner, and a flat display. (more...)
Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding
- February 12, 2019

In fact, a few YouTubers have done videos comparing 5GE to 4G LTE on AT&T's network and while there were some faster speeds on 5GE, that is likely due to newer technology being supported, like massive MIMO in a newer phone. All three carriers have denounced AT&T's decision, saying that it gives 5G a bad reputation and will mislead customers. Sprint officials have talked about the carrier's latest and fastest service and have called it Advanced LTE. (more...)
Google's augmented reality Maps are live for some users Google's augmented reality Maps are live for some users
- February 11, 2019

The company originally introduced the AR navigation feature at a developers conference past year. The AR navigation mode uses the phone camera and Global Positioning System location to display arrows in the real world for navigation. It looks like the Wall Street Journal was able to demo what it said is "an early version" of Maps with AR. First announced at the I/O developer conference in 2018, Google Maps' AR navigation feature aims to provide more accurate directions by mixing AR ... (more...)
Anthem Post-Launch and Endgame Content Revealed Anthem Post-Launch and Endgame Content Revealed
- February 10, 2019

For starters, the game will be updated through "Acts" and each act will run for an unspecified amount of time. These lead to narrative developments, including: "new locations, gameplay features, character interactions, and more". But EA did provide a more detailed breakdown of how act one, subtitled Echoes of Reality, will play out. Anthem will feature six levels of difficulty, three of which unlock only in the post game. (more...)
Spotify users might have their accounts terminated for using ad blockers Spotify users might have their accounts terminated for using ad blockers
- February 10, 2019

Spotify updated its terms of service today, and the new terms of service states that those that are using ad blockers to block the ads that Spotify shows to those on the free service, will be banned from the platform. Spotify account users who are using ad blockers and are flagged by the music-streaming platform are expected to be disabled by March 1, 2019 . Rather, cheating free users who get caught will simply immediately lose their account with no way to get it back. (more...)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Geralt of Rivia arrives in Monster Hunter The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Geralt of Rivia arrives in Monster Hunter
- February 10, 2019

New anniversary gear is also available for players and their Palicos alike. Players who have reached a minimum of Hunter Rank 16 will be able to accept the contract Trouble in Ancient Forest - a new, original quest line. Completing "Contract: Woodland Spirit " will furthermore reward players with resources they'll need to craft the armor and weapon set of Ciri , another iconic character from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . (more...)
Apple gets tough on apps that record users' screens without their consent Apple gets tough on apps that record users' screens without their consent
- February 10, 2019

In this case, some of the sensitive data involved also include screenshots of decrypted card numbers along with other information. Glassbox says it provides the technology, among many reasons, to help reduce app error rates. and it, too, was found to be used in a way that's not always transparent for users. Many popular iPhone apps from airlines, clothing stores and travel sites may be viewing your on-screen activity. (more...)
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition revealed, 30 for Australia Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition revealed, 30 for Australia
- February 10, 2019

In addition to Racing Orange, the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition features forged aluminium Rays wheels developed exclusively for the MX-5 in cooperation with Rays Co Ltd. A Bose sound system is also along for the ride, and the Mazda Connect infotainment system has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Customers may notice these wheels are based on the Global MX-5 Cup Car . (more...)
Microsoft cybersecurity expert says you should stop using Internet Explorer Microsoft cybersecurity expert says you should stop using Internet Explorer
- February 10, 2019

While numerous users these days either use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox , some firms still depend on Internet Explorer for web apps that have been built using the old infrastructure. However, Edge has struggled to make a mark due to stiff competitors like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari . Microsoft is pleading with users to ditch its web browser, Internet Explorer , which the firm officially discontinued in 2015. (more...)
Win Access to the Division 2 Private Beta During Our Beta Stream Win Access to the Division 2 Private Beta During Our Beta Stream
- February 10, 2019

The second major issue is receiving a game invite while not in-game, which will make your client crash at launch. According to Ubisoft , the best way to avoid this is to "start the game first and join group directly from inside the game". Sorry if you're one of the people who missed out. For the beta , there is a player level cap of 30. This beta phase is not under an NDA, so we encourage everyone to capture and share their experiences with the community. (more...)
Ranked Play finally coming to Fortnite in new 'Share the Love' event Ranked Play finally coming to Fortnite in new 'Share the Love' event
- February 10, 2019

For the main event, there are certain skins that players can earn through a unique set of challenges. Love is in the air! If you had big plans for this Valentine's day, then it might be time to rethink them, as Fortnite has released more news about it's Share the Love event. (more...)
First Oppo F11 Pro render confirms camera setup and full-screen design First Oppo F11 Pro render confirms camera setup and full-screen design
- February 10, 2019

This is a much lower cost than the Vivo Nex , which made its debut in India at a price of Rs 39,990. That pop-up camera itself has more megapixels than most rear smartphone cameras, clocking in at 32 megapixels. It seems Oppo is planning to release yet another device for the mid-range market. The Samsung sensor features pixel patches of 0.8 micrometres which allows the device to capture high-resolution pictures. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 launch teased on Flipkart; India launch expected next month Samsung Galaxy S10 launch teased on Flipkart; India launch expected next month
- February 10, 2019

The Galaxy S10 lineup will apparently offer everything that you can expect from a 2019 flagship but to make its offerings appear more compelling to potential customers, the South Korean behemoth will reportedly give out a freebie with the Galaxy S10 called the Galaxy Buds. (more...)
Apex Legends crossed 1 million concurrent players in under 72 hours Apex Legends crossed 1 million concurrent players in under 72 hours
- February 09, 2019

That was a a genius move because, despite there still being some leftover resentment that Apex Legends isn't a proper Titanfall sequel, it's damn good, and a real breath of fresh air in the battle royale space. It would be insane if it wasn't in the works as we speak. Problem is, sometimes Apex Legends won't begin searching because it says the party isn't ready. (more...)
Skype can now blur your background with a click on desktop Skype can now blur your background with a click on desktop
- February 09, 2019

The feature uses artificial intelligence that's "trained in human form detection" - and that includes recognizing your hair, hands and arms - to keep you in focus. Skype Users Will Now Be Able To Make Calls With Amazon Alexa in India . The feature in question here is the AI background blur tool that smudges out the background scene, while keeping your face in focus. (more...)
Moto's New Budget G7 Phones Pack Surprisingly Convincing Features for the Money Moto's New Budget G7 Phones Pack Surprisingly Convincing Features for the Money
- February 09, 2019

Though each of the models has a software-powered portrait mode, the G7 should perform better thanks to its secondary depth-sensing camera. The new moto g7 play will be released in the U.S. It comes with a huge camera upgrade - a 16MP+5MP dual camera set-up with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies. (more...)
Apple Releases Fix for Group FaceTime Snooping Bug in iOS and macOS Apple Releases Fix for Group FaceTime Snooping Bug in iOS and macOS
- February 08, 2019

At the same time, Apple is as cryptic as always in "detailing" the issues fixed by iOS 12.1.4. The FaceTime fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install on Thursday. According to a report on The Verge , Apple will also be offering some compensation to the 14-year old who first discovered the bug. Following the release of these patches, the system status page on Apple's website has also been updated to reflect the situation. (more...)
Wells Fargo customers can not access mobile, online banking after facility power shutdown Wells Fargo customers can not access mobile, online banking after facility power shutdown
- February 08, 2019

Starting around 6am Pacific Time (2pm UTC), the American bank's online portal and its mobile application have been totally unusable. The company later said it is working to fix the "intermittent" outages in a second tweet . A message on the bank's website says "some of our web pages are temporarily unavailable". On Feb. 1, the company also reported an outage. 'Thanks for your patience while we research this issue'. (more...)
Super Bowl ads you have to see Super Bowl ads you have to see
- February 07, 2019

Our office is right down the road! We're all presuming the Bud Knight is now dead. We would love to discuss with you the many benefits of corn! "Thanks @MillerLight and @CoorsLite for supporting our industry", the association wrote. Bud Light's parent company quickly tried to make amends. "Starting to talk about ingredient transparency will help elevate beer as a category and hold us to a higher standard". (more...)
Mobile claims merger with Sprint will boost 5G speeds 4-6x Mobile claims merger with Sprint will boost 5G speeds 4-6x
- February 07, 2019

For Sprint and T-Mobile to merge into " New T-Mobile", a lot of hearts need to be won over. Although not mentioned specifically in the filing, T-Mobile offers its unlimited customers free Netflix (nflx) accounts, for example, but Netflix recently raised its prices. (more...)
Is Apex Legends available on console? Is Apex Legends available on console?
- February 07, 2019

During a launch-day stream, popular Twitch streamer Shroud, who has a background in professional CS:GO, shared anecdotes about his involvement in Apex Legends prior to release . The game is available right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and is created to be played as part of a squad, as the only way to take part in Apex Legends is to be part of a three man team. (more...)
Nintendo is making a 'Dr Nintendo is making a 'Dr
- February 07, 2019

Mario World follows along the same lines, it will be a natural fit for the smartphone, as match-3 games and Tetris knockoffs have dominated app stores for a decade. Since then the console has sold exceptionally well, and many games sell best there. Nintendo has been diversifying its business. The latest of these, Dr. (more...)
How to delete a sent message in Facebook Messenger How to delete a sent message in Facebook Messenger
- February 06, 2019

How you can get it: Facebook told The Verge that the new feature will be available on the latest versions of Messenger for iOS and Android starting today. Zuckerberg infamously had the power to delete messages he sent after multiple sources noted that messages they received from the CEO had mysteriously disappeared. (more...)
Titanfall devs release Apex Legends free-to-play battle royale Titanfall devs release Apex Legends free-to-play battle royale
- February 05, 2019

As Titanfall fans continue to wait for a potential Titanfall 3 , franchise developer Respawn Entertainment is coming to the table with its own battle royale spinoff called Apex Legends . The first season of Apex Legends is scheduled to kick off in March and will give players the opportunity to purchase a Battle Pass to gain access to exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay. (more...)
Google releases two new accessibility apps for hearing-impaired Android users Google releases two new accessibility apps for hearing-impaired Android users
- February 05, 2019

The transcription is automatically displayed on the screen so those with more severe hearing loss can read and respond via speech or text. Google says that it supports 70 different languages and dialects and can adjust to pick up on certain nuances as the conversation goes on - Google's example involves autocorrecting captions that at first think the subject is New York City, but change when the AI realizes the topic is actually Yorkshire Terriers. (more...)
Energizer to launch smartphone with 18,000mAh battery Energizer to launch smartphone with 18,000mAh battery
- February 05, 2019

Apart from the 18,000mAh battery, the smartphone would reportedly feature a dual pop-up selfie camera. What is interesting is the fact that we'll be getting a foldable phone , in addition to ones with waterdrop notches and pop-out cameras. (more...)