Technology


Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money
- February 25, 2019

It looks like players around the world are having connectivity issues with Fortnite . To wrap up our Competitive Fortnite three-part blog series , we are sharing the first details on the Fortnite World Cup and the $100,000,000 competitive prize pool for 2019. (more...)
Huawei Brings Foldable ‘Mate X’ Phone To Challenge Samsung Galaxy Fold Huawei Brings Foldable ‘Mate X’ Phone To Challenge Samsung Galaxy Fold
- February 25, 2019

It's to be noted that this seems to be the weak-point of Huawei's design as it doesn't look almost as refined as Samsung's attempt. Huawei claims the Mate X is even thinner than Samsung's device when it's folded. Huawei is being coy about pricing and release date, but expect this one to be expensive. And is there is a need for foldable phones in the first place? It will feature 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras
- February 24, 2019

Thankfully, there's more to the Nokia 9 PureView than an elaborate camera. The Nokia 9 Pureview is expected to sport a stunning design, powerful specifications, and no fewer than five cameras. The phone features a 5.71-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The PureDisplay screen technology features HDR10 support letting you enjoy crisp details, great contrast and rich colours in supported content. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 9 is coming to Europe at a seriously competitive price
- February 24, 2019

To support 5G, it also gets Qualcomm's X50 5G modem that can deliver an insane 2Gbps peak download speeds when it's connected to a 5G network. Xiaomi claims its 5G smartphone will be theoretically capable of downloading a 15-minute video sized 256MB in just 1 second. (more...)
GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent
- February 24, 2019

The much anticipated (we guess) GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is now available. No headsets support VirtualLink as yet and the 1660 Ti wouldn't really be a card you'd stick in multi-GPU configurations, anyway. That said, AAA titles released in the past few years will likely struggle at higher resolutions at those games' top quality settings, but that's to be expected for any card released in the sub-$300 price bracket, Nvidia or otherwise. (more...)
Foldable 'Huawei Mate X' with 5G leaked ahead of MWC 2019 Foldable 'Huawei Mate X' with 5G leaked ahead of MWC 2019
- February 24, 2019

It's an interesting device albeit with a pretty steep price. "With hardware and software working together in harmony, see only what you need, using and viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature". On top of that Samsung has also ditched the microSD expansion slot to make enough room for this phone to stay as slim as possible. The poster also carries the text, "World's fastest foldable 5G phone" along with the images of the phone. (more...)
Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft Studios Titles Rumoured For Switch Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft Studios Titles Rumoured For Switch
- February 24, 2019

According to the Nintendo Versus Twitter account, as of "late next week", the Splatoon channel will be posting articles about gear abilities. Remember, in the meantime, that the Xbox Game Pass will also come on PC. Direct-Feed Games was the first to break the news, and although they don't have the best track record (they claimed that Call of Duty would come to Switch last year) this time there are other sources to back them up. (more...)
Eye-catching or a new gimmick — Samsung Galaxy Fold Eye-catching or a new gimmick — Samsung Galaxy Fold
- February 23, 2019

The Huawei Mate X looks more like a Flex Pie rather than the Samsung Galaxy F. The Huawei Mate X is most likely to feature an OLED display with QHD+ resolution, protected by a foldable tempered glass. Samsung made waves earlier this week by unveiling its Galaxy Fold smartphone at the Galaxy S10 launch event in California, giving us what many believe to be a glimpse into the future of smartphone design. (more...)
PUBG Mobile welcomes zombies in Resident Evil 2 crossover PUBG Mobile welcomes zombies in Resident Evil 2 crossover
- February 22, 2019

To prevent being eaten alive by the undead in PUBG Mobile zombies mode , pay attention to when the game changes from day to night and try to stay in open areas to keep as much space between you and zombie hordes. It is unknown when the update will officially roll out on February 19, but when it does the number of players picking up the game will likely rise immensely over the following days. (more...)
Facebook Improves Location Settings, Adds New Privacy Control on Android Facebook Improves Location Settings, Adds New Privacy Control on Android
- February 22, 2019

McDonald said the matter was simply a misunderstanding stemming from the fact that Android and Apple offer different privacy settings . With Location Services turned on and Background Location turned off, you will only be allowing Facebook to track your location when the app is in use. (more...)
Razer Phone 2 Android Pie update coming next week Razer Phone 2 Android Pie update coming next week
- February 22, 2019

We might be seeing a mobile gaming app - something like the Razer Game Store but for Android. Razer confirmed that some staff was let go from mobile, but noted that some employees from mobile were reassigned to other projects. To date, the company has only released two major smartphones. The connectivity features available on the Razer Phone 2 are single-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, and USB-C. (more...)
Huawei P30 Series Will Launch On March 26 In Paris Huawei P30 Series Will Launch On March 26 In Paris
- February 22, 2019

Furthermore, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have allegedly appeared on TENAA with model number ELE-TL00 and VOG-AL00. Huawei took to Twitter to announce the launch saying "Rules were made to be rewritten". Huawei has enjoyed tremendous success lately with its 2018 flagships, a.k.a. the P20 and Mate 20 . A leakster suggests this means 10x hybrid zoom , a technology we will eventually see in an Oppo prototype at MWC 2019 . (more...)
Facebook update for Android gives more control over location settings Facebook update for Android gives more control over location settings
- February 21, 2019

But now there's a way to stop the company from doing so. The feature is a background control setting that will let Android users choose whether they want Facebook collecting their location information when they're not using the app. Even on iOS , Facebook will be sending similar alerts so that users can check to make sure their current location settings are right for them. The social network uses location data to show people nearby friends and events, but it also uses the info ... (more...)
Qualcomm reveals its second generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55 Qualcomm reveals its second generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55
- February 21, 2019

The Snapdragon X55 isn't all about 5G connectivity, as it also comes with improvements in 4G and even 3G connectivity. or 4G LTE, the X55 will support Category 22 LTE that can reach download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. I haven't seen anything that would let us figure out the height of this new QTM525 module. The X55's standalone support - where 5G networks are used for everything - is likely to be more important in geographies like China, which are expected to be the first to roll out ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10e render reveals smaller display, Bixby button and more Samsung Galaxy S10e render reveals smaller display, Bixby button and more
- February 21, 2019

That's because the entire range of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones has just had its specs and colour options leaked in full. "As expected, the Galaxy S10 will come with a 6.1" display that comes with a punch-hole selfie camera that's positioned on the top right corner of the screen. (more...)
Xiaomi's Newest Flagship Has the Fastest Wireless Charging Xiaomi's Newest Flagship Has the Fastest Wireless Charging
- February 21, 2019

The water drop notch design ensures the bezels are at their barest, giving the device a 90.47% screen to body ratio. There is a whole lot to like about the Mi 9 ranging from its Snapdragon 855 chipset, triple rear camera setup, in-display fingerprint sensor, and most importantly - the pocket-friendly prices of these devices. (more...)
2019 iPhones To Feature Reverse Charging, Frosted Glass, Triple Camera: Kuo 2019 iPhones To Feature Reverse Charging, Frosted Glass, Triple Camera: Kuo
- February 19, 2019

Since the substantial redesign of the product, Apple has refined it by improving the processors inside in addition to its butterfly mechanism keyboard. Such a claim appears to suggest Apple could soon start selling its own displays once again. According to Kuo, Apple is likely to continue with lightning connectors instead of switching to USB Type-C as other reports have indicated. (more...)
Apex Legends dataminers uncover a survival mode and hover tanks Apex Legends dataminers uncover a survival mode and hover tanks
- February 18, 2019

Diligent dataminers continue to root out all of Apex Legends' secrets. Of the 16,000 users that have been banned it has not been made clear as to how numerous users belong to the PC platform. Even without evidence, moderators will still investigate the player. Finally, ApexLBR has found what appears to be a TDM mode (team deathmatch) for Apex Legends , though it could be something from Titanfall 2 given there's the word "Pilot" at the bottom. (more...)
LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint 5G leaks foretelling February launch
- February 18, 2019

Rumours of a second LG phone, the LG V50 ThinQ have been doing the rounds alongside the confirmed LG G8 ThinQ . Firstly, the display has a notch to the top that looks a lot like the LG V40 ThinQ . cities in the first half of 2019 . Why do we say this? Some other bits and pieces of information we have already gathered about LG's 5G phone include plans for an initial Korea release, through the three major carriers with a price of KRW 1.3-1.5 million ($1,160-$1,340). (more...)
'Apex Legends' has already topped a 'Fortnite' record, reports say 'Apex Legends' has already topped a 'Fortnite' record, reports say
- February 18, 2019

The free-to-play battle royale title, which released on February 4, 2019, became an instant hit and attracted 25 million players within a week. Clearly it'd be easier if you could report players directly in the game, and it sounds like that feature may be arriving at some point. (more...)
Super Mario Bros. game cartridge sells for $100,150 Super Mario Bros. game cartridge sells for $100,150
- February 18, 2019

The sale set a new world record for a graded video game, according to Heritage Auctions , which participated in the purchase. This mint-condition copy of Super Mario Bros . Imperfect versions of this game can be found for less than $100, but this edition was special. Wata Games gave the item a 9.4 "Near Mint" grade and an "A++" seal rating. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets Android 9 Pie in China Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets Android 9 Pie in China
- February 18, 2019

We weren't expecting a new tablet from Samsung any time soon, with all eyes on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy X smartphones at Unpacked on 20 february. As for entertainment, the tablet is built around a 10.5-inch 2560x1600-pixel super AMOLED display surrounded by four speakers with stereo sound that rotates with the display . (more...)
Fortnite Update 7.40 Available Now With a Valentine's Surprise Fortnite Update 7.40 Available Now With a Valentine's Surprise
- February 18, 2019

Players will get to enjoy Limited Time Mode Rotations which you can check in the game client. Those usually include cosmetic options, skins, wraps and XP boosters worth a few thousand V-bucks. As always, the arrival of the latest Frostnite Weekly Challenge is the most significant as far as Save the World Players are concerned. Collect 15 Coins In The Featured Islands (Creative Game Mode): Creative game mode has several featured islands, where there are tons of Fortnite coins to grab. (more...)
Galaxy S10+ spotted in the wild. Confirms a lot of things Galaxy S10+ spotted in the wild. Confirms a lot of things
- February 18, 2019

Samsung has recently amped up its budget smartphone segment with the launch of Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 smartphones . While its market share is gradually declining, its Galaxy S series is still among the brand's best-sellers. (128GB storage with 6GB RAM and 512GB storage with 8GB RAM for both versions of the S10, and 1TB storage with 12GB RAM for a maxed-out version of S10 Plus). (more...)
Vivo Follows Xiaomi, Launches An Android Sub-Brand Vivo Follows Xiaomi, Launches An Android Sub-Brand
- February 18, 2019

Earlier this week , Vivo had introduced its new sub-brand named iQOO . A leakster from China has shared renders of a mysterious iQOO foldable phone. The leaked renders reveal that Vivo's foldable smartphone will be a fairly simple affair - the phone will transform into a tablet when fully unfolded, and will work as a phone when folded. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 9 leaked; launching 20th February Xiaomi Mi 9 leaked; launching 20th February
- February 18, 2019

His tweet also revealed that Mi 9 will be powered by word's first 7nm process technology SoC, the SD855. The Mi 9 is due to launch in China on February 20 , while the company is also hosting an event on February 24 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. (more...)
Pirates found abusing Apple Developer Enterprise Program to distribute modified apps Pirates found abusing Apple Developer Enterprise Program to distribute modified apps
- February 15, 2019

According to Reuters , a cabal of illicit software distributors have been using certificates issued under Apple's Developer Enterprise program to distribute modified versions of many popular apps in order to circumvent payments or subscriptions, strip them of ads, or cheat in games, ultimately depriving Apple and the legitimate developers of revenue. (more...)
IBM says Watson AI services will now work on any cloud IBM says Watson AI services will now work on any cloud
- February 15, 2019

This means businesses can deploy Watson Assistant and Watson OpenScale, for example, and run it on premises, or on any private, public or hybrid cloud environment. Watson comprises applications, development tools, models and management services created to help organizations apply AI to improve their business processes. (more...)
Report reveals more details about Google’s products for 2019 Report reveals more details about Google’s products for 2019
- February 14, 2019

Google Fi and Verizon have major deals on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . In a report published last December , Android Police's David Ruddock wrote that Google would launch the two phones via USA carrier Verizon in the spring of 2019. If the DSDS or DSDA feature is released on the Pixel 4 , Google could possibly roll out the feature on the compatible older generation phones as well. (more...)
LG says the G8 ThinQ’s OLED screen acts as an audio amplifier LG says the G8 ThinQ’s OLED screen acts as an audio amplifier
- February 14, 2019

To build up excitement for its product, LG itself has been confirming various features of the LG G8 through official press releases (which in my opinion is better than controlled leaks). LG has cleared that up, explaining that the G8 will be capable of 2-channel audio using both the screen and secondary speaker. The G8 ThinQ will have audio powered by Meridian, along with DTS:X 3D surround effect that emulates 7.1 audio through headphones or speakers. (more...)