Sci-tech

Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail

Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail Despite being on the Do Not Call list, I've somehow managed to make it onto some sort of robocall list where a woman named "Ann" is trying to sell me insurance. Once the latest version of the Phone app is installed, just go to the settings menu and the Caller ID & Spam section. The spam protection is set by default to "on" on a user's phone, which can be turned off manually. [Full Article...]

Samsung announces first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM for smartphones

Samsung announces first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM for smartphones To put it into a real-world perspective, LPDDR5 is capable of transferring 51.2GB of data, or roughly fourteen 3.7GB full-HD videos, per second. All that, and this RAM can also apparently deliver power consumption reductions of up to 30%, so your phone might last longer as well as being faster. [Full Article...]

70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!)

70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!) There's also a "pleading face" with big eyes and a blushing smiley face surrounded by three hearts. Alongside the human-focused emoji, Apple plans to drop new animals and food emoji including a parrot, a peacock, a lobster, a kangaroo, a moon cake, a mango, a cupcake, and a head of lettuce. [Full Article...]

New MacBook Pro teardown reveals protective membrane over problematic butterfly mechanism

New MacBook Pro teardown reveals protective membrane over problematic butterfly mechanism But you know what else Apple has? Besides the fact that the keys have less travel than the keyboards that preceded them and can be annoyingly loud when typing, they are prone to malfunctions or failing completely when dust or crumbs make their way into the butterfly key mechanism. [Full Article...]

Apple Releases New MacBook Pros

Apple Releases New MacBook Pros Flipkart's Big Shopping Days to Start From 16 July; Offers Mobile Discounts, Cashback Deals and More . There are several new configurations for both the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model. [Full Article...]

Microsoft fires fresh salvo in enterprise chat battle with Slack

Microsoft fires fresh salvo in enterprise chat battle with Slack Microsoft has upped the ante against popular chat software startup Slack by launching a free version of its own chat service, Teams . In addition to functions like group video chat and voice calling, Teams gives each user 2GB of free storage and an additional 10GB that's shared between all members of the organization. [Full Article...]

Further details about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 emerge, including some fancy colours

Further details about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 emerge, including some fancy colours A promotional image for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has leaked over Twitter. The Polish market is tipped to receive the Galaxy Note 9 in three color options such as black, purple and blue. The Note 9 is expected to supersede the Galaxy S9 flagship, with an advanced S Pen, a more powerful processor and a better pair of optics. The recent FCC filing for the new S Pen also mentioned Bluetooth s... [Full Article...]

Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost For 13-inch models, it will have a quad-core Intel Core i5 will be included with a top clock speed of 2.3GHz and turbo boost up to 3.8GHz. Apple has given the MacBook Pro a much-needed refresh , but if you want high-end CPUs, lots of RAM, and masses of storage to go with your 15-inch display, you're going to need to spend some serious cash. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game Spectators at the event will now be able to watch England take on Croatia in the semi-finals Wednesday, a game that takes place during evening matches at Wimbledon. Club rules that all mobile phones and tablets should be switched off "in and around the courts of play" have been relaxed, however, with Lewis stating that they would only be enforced if they affected others. [Full Article...]

Leaked Galaxy Tab S4 render reveals the new S Pen

Leaked Galaxy Tab S4 render reveals the new S Pen Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S10 in three variants, instead of the usual "standard" and "plus" configurations, Forbes reported. Note 9 is expected to be powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and on board storage of 64 GB with the option of expandable memory by up to 2 TB. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi's weak stock market debut casts shadow on tech IPOs

Xiaomi's weak stock market debut casts shadow on tech IPOs Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong initial public offering ( IPO ) at HK$17 per share, the bottom of an indicative range, raising US$4.72 billion (S$6.4 billion) in the world's biggest technology float in four years. "If you don't like the price, you can stay away". "From day one, we've set up a dual-class share structure". Xiaomi had a bumpy start to its market debut in Hong Kong on Monday. [Full Article...]

Netflix brings ‘Smart Downloads’ feature to Android before iOS

Netflix brings ‘Smart Downloads’ feature to Android before iOS The feature is triggered when you download an episode or two of a TV show that you're now watching. Once you connect to your office WiFi, Netflix will delete the episodes you've already watched and seamlessly download the next one in the background. [Full Article...]

Shocking! IHOP admits it faked IHOb name change

Shocking! IHOP admits it faked IHOb name change The company announced a name change in June , which sparked a flood of social media attention, mostly making fun of the stunt. Today, it was back on social media, this time to promote a pancake deal tied to IHOP's 60th birthday. The pancake chain began revamping its burgers more than a year ago, IHOP's president, Darren Rebelez, told Business Insider , as it has tried to boost sales outside... [Full Article...]

Apple iOS 11.4.1 officially adds USB Restricted Mode, blocking hacking tools

Apple iOS 11.4.1 officially adds USB Restricted Mode, blocking hacking tools They suggest using the $39 Apple Lightning USB3 Camera Adapter . It seems, however, that pressing matters may have forced Apple to nearly silently roll out its USB Restricted Mode feature in the new iOS 11 .4.1 update. The research team isn't sure if third-party adaptors have a similar effect, but this same method can't be achieved with Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm adaptor. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Teases New Surface Device

Microsoft Teases New Surface Device Microsoft recently expanded its Surface range of personal computers and the flagship will allow these new products to be available to Taiwanese consumers in the shortest possible time, according to Chang. The Surface Go comes with Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft 365 will be an option, as will Windows Autopilot , Microsoft's device provisioning service, for the Surface Go devices. [Full Article...]

South Korean First Lady, A "Dangal" Fan, Invites Phogat Family For Tea

South Korean First Lady, A At the launch PM Modi said , "India has 40 crore smartphones and around 32 crore people use broadband". "I often state that in India there is hardly a middle-class home where you won't find a product manufactured in South Korea ", he said. [Full Article...]

Google reportedly in talks to incorporate Duplex into call center industry

Google reportedly in talks to incorporate Duplex into call center industry It's important that we get the experience right and we're taking a slow and measured approach as we incorporate learnings and feedback from our tests. But Google - with all of its cloud offerings - is hedging on the advantage provided by its AI smarts. If Google AI would make it easier on the caller, would this not be a good thing for everyone? To no one's surprise, it looks like at least one majo... [Full Article...]

David Unsworth hails Jordan Pickford as one of Europe's best

David Unsworth hails Jordan Pickford as one of Europe's best Either Croatia or Russian Federation will face Gareth Southgate's England in the World Cup semi-finals after the Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara. We're together, when one goes down we've got to pick them back up. The Three Lions ended their penalty shootout hoodoo by beating the South American side after a bad-tempered affair had ended 1-1 . [Full Article...]

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today Either way, this has made for a hilarious mistake to point out, especially since it's an Xbox-centric app with rewards localized to Microsoft customers. They are also tied to one's Xbox Live account, so they can be used across multiple consoles. Hitting Y while on the Dashboard will immediately bring up the search dialog. [Full Article...]

European Parliament Votes to Hold Back New Copyright Law For Debate

European Parliament Votes to Hold Back New Copyright Law For Debate The banner asks people to go to https://saveyourinternet.eu/es/ and contact respective MEPs to convince them to vote against the reform . Article 11 - which proposes to create a neighboring right for snippets of journalistic content in order to target news aggregator business models, like Google News, which publishers have long argued are unfairly profiting from their work. [Full Article...]


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