Technology


Is the 'Cheesed Challenge' Bad for Your Kids? Is the 'Cheesed Challenge' Bad for Your Kids?
- March 10, 2019

The latest viral challenge circulating on social media will either disgust you or make you laugh. Attack of the cheese Episode 2. Parents all around the world are throwing a slice of cheese on their baby's face and honestly, it's hilariously adorable. (more...)
Google Assistant's Continued Conversation Feature Comes to Smart Displays Google Assistant's Continued Conversation Feature Comes to Smart Displays
- March 09, 2019

Continued Conversations makes it so users don't have to say the "Hey Google " command quite so much. On Google Home speakers, the LEDs remain illuminated to tell you the speaker is still listening (it shuts off after a few seconds). But my colleague Chris Welch notes that it can be a little weird to not be able to listen in on those calls yourself to hear exactly what happened. The deal applies to the Chalk and Charcoal versions of the Google Home Hub , meaning you can color match or ... (more...)
Google Launches Google's Bolo (India-Only Language) App For Rural Children Google Launches Google's Bolo (India-Only Language) App For Rural Children
- March 09, 2019

The Google Bolo app includes an assistant called " Diya ", which encourages children with their reading and understanding skills. Another interesting thing about the app is that it works even when offline, so children can just focus on reading and to make sure there is no distraction, Google has made this Bolo app completely ads free. (more...)
Samsung already at work on new smartphones with foldable screens Samsung already at work on new smartphones with foldable screens
- March 09, 2019

According to Bloomberg , while it's too early to judge customer appetite for a folding phone, Samsung is eager to gain the edge before Apple decides to launch its own pliable iPhone. Experiments have shown that a visible crease would appear after the screen is folded and unfolded for more than 10,000 times . The 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e , 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 + feature the world's first "Dynamic AMOLED" display . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e launch today at T Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e launch today at T
- March 08, 2019

As part of this partnership, Samsung will pre-install Spotify app in millions of new Samsung devices worldwide. Prism Black remains the most popular colour of choice, accounting for 47 percent of total S10 line-up sales. To celebrate launch of the new phones, T-Mobile is hosting a skydiving simulation event in New York City, seeking to emphasize its claim to America's "fastest LTE network". (more...)
OpenMedia applauds new bill to restore Net Neutrality in the US OpenMedia applauds new bill to restore Net Neutrality in the US
- March 08, 2019

The Save The Internet Act of 2019 was unveiled today by Sen. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi stated at a news conference today where the bill was announced that "a full 86-percent of Americans opposed the Trump assault on Net Neutrality, including 82-percent of Republicans". (more...)
Another Huawei P30 teaser emerges, promoting 'P for photography' Another Huawei P30 teaser emerges, promoting 'P for photography'
- March 08, 2019

Suppose Huawei is using a similar system for the P30 Pro, it stands to beat Oppo as the first to launch a device with that kind of technology in the mainstream market. The P30 and P30 Pro will come with in-display fingerprint scanners. The teaser also hints at speaker improvements indicating that there may be stereo speakers integrated this time around. (more...)
Stop What You're Doing and Update Google Chrome Stop What You're Doing and Update Google Chrome
- March 08, 2019

Today's blog post provides these much-needed details, with the company revealing the existence of the Windows 7 zero-day, which attackers were using together with the Chrome zero-day in coordinated attacks. In some cases, the Chrome update will download automatically. This week, Google revealed that the update corrects a "high" severity flaw-CVE-2019-5786-that has been under attack by cybercriminals. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 6.50 now available
- March 07, 2019

What do you need for PS4 Remote Play on iOS? Sony has finally brought an official Remote Play app to iPhone and iPad, giving gamers the ability to connect to their console and play nearly anywhere. If your PS4 can not be found automatically, you will need to manually register the iOS device. That way you can play some of the latest console games on your handheld device. (more...)
OPPO F11 Pro launched in India: Price, specifications OPPO F11 Pro launched in India: Price, specifications
- March 07, 2019

Given Oppo's hushed links to fellow Chinese OEM OnePlus, we can expect the incoming OnePlus 7 to sport a similar design; Oppo's F7 featured the same notched display as the OnePlus 6 , while the while F9 debuted the " waterdrop " notch that made its way onto the OnePlus 6T . (more...)
VR comes to Nintendo Switch VR comes to Nintendo Switch
- March 07, 2019

Expansion Set 2 will include Toy-Con Bird and Toy-Con Pedal. Nintendo's VR headset doesn't require a strap-on to stay affixed. Similar to previous Labo sets, the VR kit will launch in different bundles. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations, encouraging players to use natural movements and gestures to interact with the gaming world and elevating the Nintendo Labo gameplay experience. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 has the 'most color accurate display ever', says DisplayMate Samsung Galaxy S10 has the 'most color accurate display ever', says DisplayMate
- March 06, 2019

Lego is succinct with the copy, pointing out that the foldable's 5-inch display can unfold into an 11-inch pop-up story, as compared to Samsung's 4.6-inch exterior display and 7.3-inch interior. But why should it stop at big tech companies? Now, there are reports that Samsung has sent " samples " of its foldable smartphone technology to other smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Google. (more...)
Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge leaked screenshots make it look like Chrome Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge leaked screenshots make it look like Chrome
- March 05, 2019

Some early screenshots of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser have leaked to Neowin . The apparent leaked screenshots make the updated Edge looked very similar to Google's Chrome. In the last few hours, I've seen a growing number of users claiming that Microsoft Edge is becoming just a clone of Google Chrome, and all these changes seem to be suggesting this is more or less the case. (more...)
Anthem is Reportedly Bricking Some PS4 Consoles Leaving Players Asking for Refunds Anthem is Reportedly Bricking Some PS4 Consoles Leaving Players Asking for Refunds
- March 05, 2019

Kotaku notes the official Anthem forums are littered with examples too. One such thread on the subject of PS4 console crashes has seen players pipe up, claiming that they've managed to get refunds on their digital copies of the game from Sony. (more...)
Fortnite update patch notes v8.0.0, battle pass, new weapon and more Fortnite update patch notes v8.0.0, battle pass, new weapon and more
- March 05, 2019

Then, you can change how it looks by playing the game more and more. That's all to be expected, and the other routine aspect of a new season is a new Battle Pass. This also comes along with a couple of new gameplay features. When you purchase a Battle Pass, you'll immediately receive a few skins including the Blackheart and Hybird ones, both of which can be leveled up. (more...)
Facebook mobile security loophole lets anyone look up your profile Facebook mobile security loophole lets anyone look up your profile
- March 04, 2019

Its data collection is so complicated as it gathers this data from lots of sources (including from people who don't even have Facebook accounts) that it has to come up with new features that in order to stop this collection. A tweet posted this weekend by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge revealed a worrying method for looking up specific profiles that most users are unaware of: the phone number you provided for two-factor authentication . (more...)
USB4 eats Thunderbolt 3 for the 40 Gbps super-cable in 2021 USB4 eats Thunderbolt 3 for the 40 Gbps super-cable in 2021
- March 04, 2019

KitGuru Says: Thunderbolt hasn't caught on in the same way that USB has. In addition, the USB Promoter Group announced the pending release of the USB4 specification , based on the Thunderbolt protocol. Thunderbolt 3 also provides up to 100W of power for system charging and 15W for bus-powered devices. Existing USB Type-C cables will be able to transfer through two lanes, whereas if you have compatible certified cables, you'll be able to transfer up to 40 Gbps. (more...)
Facebook Uses Two-Factor Authentication Phone Numbers to Help Users Find You
- March 04, 2019

Facebook had admitted previous year to using the data collected under the guise of security to target users with advertisements. Then click "Who can look you up using the phone number you provided?" and change the dropdown box from "Everyone" to "Friends". (more...)
Realme 3 to launch in India today: All you need to know Realme 3 to launch in India today: All you need to know
- March 04, 2019

In addition, the Realme 3 features an AI app management feature as well, which is supposed to improve battery performance. At the end of the announcement there was a surprise for all Realme fans - another phone, called Realme 3 Pro, is arriving in April. (more...)
Apple AirPods 2 could fully charge in 15 minutes, hints new leak Apple AirPods 2 could fully charge in 15 minutes, hints new leak
- March 04, 2019

However, Apple normally does its launches on a Tuesday aside from the main keynote at its developer conference (WWDC). But it remains Apple whose AirPods are the most visible out on the streets - and it looks as though you'll soon have more choice as to what Apple gear to put into your ears. (more...)
Enable dark mode in Messenger by sending an emoji Enable dark mode in Messenger by sending an emoji
- March 04, 2019

And now users have started demanding other companies as to introduce the dark mode , and it seems that Facebook Messenger has listened to the feedback by the users and started rolling out the dark mode on their apps as the Dark Mode also help in eye strain problems. (more...)
This may be your first look at ‘OnePlus 7’, features revealed This may be your first look at ‘OnePlus 7’, features revealed
- March 04, 2019

From the renders, it's clear the company has managed to achieve this feat by using a pop-up mechanism for the selfie camera, which a first for the brand. You will see the volume buttons on the left edge, and power button along with the alert slider on the right . Officially, we do know that the device will not have wireless charging as confirmed by Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus himself . (more...)
Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Microsoft Band Apps Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Microsoft Band Apps
- March 04, 2019

However, the devices failed to make a splash, and Microsoft stopped manufacturing the product in 2016. Although Microsoft discontinued its Band fitness trackers more than two years ago, it kept the related apps active to support existing users. (more...)
The P20 Pro upgrade that Huawei probably doesn't want you to see The P20 Pro upgrade that Huawei probably doesn't want you to see
- March 03, 2019

The new renders (which are leaks so please sprinkle the salt), show three cameras aligned vertically on the back of the device and another smaller one situated on the right-hand side, underneath an LED flash. The P30 is rumored to arrive with 6-inch OLED panel with in-screen fingerprint reader, Kirin 980, triple rear cameras, 25-megapixel front-facing camera and 22.5W fast charging support. (more...)
Audi's New Limited R8 Decennium Pays Homage To The V10 Engine Audi's New Limited R8 Decennium Pays Homage To The V10 Engine
- March 02, 2019

The 5.2-litre, V10 engine remains unchanged boasting an incredible 602bhp with power going to all four wheels. Three years later, Audi plucked the 5.2-liter V-10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo and stuffed it in the middle of the R8. Available exclusively as a coupe, the R8 V10 Decennium looks special from the get-go, thanks to its exclusive Daytona Gray paint finish and the milled matte-bronze 20-inch wheels. (more...)
You can finally use Google Duo on the web You can finally use Google Duo on the web
- March 01, 2019

Google Duo users who prefer big screen for video calls can use Duo for web . This isn't a simple web-app, Google's Duo is a built on the PWA standards and immediately present users with an Install App option upon opening the site ( learn how to install PWAs here if this option doesn't appear ). (more...)
You asked for a bigger battery, well here you go You asked for a bigger battery, well here you go
- March 01, 2019

For those who use their phones like actual humans though, the device can power you through 200 hours of video on a single charge. Watch the Newsfeed discussion above! We'll have to wait for availability and pricing details as Avenir is finalizing partnerships, but the Energizer catalog does hint the phone might launch by June. (more...)
Satya Nadella Defends HoloLens for Warfare Decision: It's a Democracy Exclusive Satya Nadella Defends HoloLens for Warfare Decision: It's a Democracy Exclusive
- March 01, 2019

In October, Smith published a blog in support of the tech giant's work with the military , writing "we believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend it to have access to the nation's best technology, including from Microsoft". (more...)
OneWeb Steps Closer To Its Mission Of Internet Of Everyone, Everywhere OneWeb Steps Closer To Its Mission Of Internet Of Everyone, Everywhere
- March 01, 2019

The ambitious goal of OneWeb is to provide in all Parts of the earth, affordable, and quick network is available - and so as to provide, for example, schools in remote locations with the Internet. It is the second Mission in the current year by Arianespace - the beginning of February, an Ariane 5 carrier rocket launched. OneWeb marks his latest attempt to fulfill what he bills as an altruistic vision to give everyone equal access to modern technology. (more...)
OnePlus and Qualcomm to start 5G trials in India OnePlus and Qualcomm to start 5G trials in India
- March 01, 2019

The OnePlus 5G smartphone will feature Snapdragon X50 modem with Snapdragon 855 processor. Even Apple's iPhones can be recharged wirelessly. Nowadays, you'll find wireless charging on most flagship smartphones, and some OEMs - such as Huawei and Samsung - are going a step further with reverse wireless charging - a feature that lets you use the smartphone to charge another device, er, wirelessly. (more...)