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Samsung Officially Launches the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Officially Launches the Galaxy Note 9 All this has been achieved by developing a processor that's specifically designed for a smartwatches. If you think that it resembles a lot to the Gear S3 , you're not wrong. New for the Note 9 is a intelligent camera system that uses AI to perform object recognition and detect blinks, notifying the user immediately if a shot is blurry or other issue. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi A2 launched in India: Price, specifications, features and more

Xiaomi Mi A2 launched in India: Price, specifications, features and more The Mi A2 camera also features an AI portrait mode and smart lens which click images based on different lighting conditions. Though there is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, the device can also be unlocked using the face unlock feature. Asus seems poised to take on OnePlus and we therefore expect them to undercut OnePlus prices by a significant margin, making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 8... [Full Article...]

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima - Africa, Asia and Australia

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima - Africa, Asia and Australia About 50,000 people, including Hiroshima residents and representatives from 80 countries, including U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty, attended this year's ceremony. The nuclear bomb weighed 4,400kg, measured about 3 metres long and was dropped at 8.15 am on August 6, 1945. The pact was adopted in July 2017. "Certain countries are blatantly proclaiming self-centred nationalism and modernising thei... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows notch and USB-C headphones

Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows notch and USB-C headphones Google has done away with the chunky bezel at the top of the screen for the Pixel 3 XL, but it has replaced it with a rather large notch that takes a sizable chunk out of the display. In the picture, you can see Android 9 Pie's gesture navigation is turned on, which Google recently told Android Central would be the default for Pixels going forward. [Full Article...]

Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 New Characters Revealed!

Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 New Characters Revealed! Simon Belmont: Yes, the leak was legit - Konami's original vampire hunter is joining the fray! Now we can finally have Ditto in Super Smash Bros . Ultimate was first revealed, the game promised to feature every character from the series thus far, and yet somehow Luigi was missing. More than 100 stages will be in the game, but because the popular Battlefield and Omega forms can also be... [Full Article...]

Fallout 76 beta is the entire game, any progress will carry over

Fallout 76 beta is the entire game, any progress will carry over If you're picking it up on PC, you'll be stuck playing it on Bethesda.net as it seems that the game is skipping the Steam storefront upon release. The game's pre-order page also allows you to select Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and Walmart as your retailer if you're in the USA and playing on PC; different retailers are listed based on location and platform. [Full Article...]

Samsung accidentally leaks Galaxy Note 9 ahead of official unveiling

Samsung accidentally leaks Galaxy Note 9 ahead of official unveiling The design will remain similar to the iPhone X , with slim bezels and a display notch. Lastly, the method checks for the existence of the S Pen. If we can believe the rumours about what's coming with the 2018 iPhone XL , Apple's biggest phone for this year will beat the size of the Note with a 6.5-inch display . [Full Article...]

Bangladesh PM urges protesters to go home

Bangladesh PM urges protesters to go home The protesters were attacked by some people who were alleged to be linked to the ruling party activists with some of them armed with machetes, Dhaka's Dhanmondi neighborhoods. Transport workers, who went on a virtual shutdown citing security reasons for the past eight days took to the street and clashed with protestors, prompting police to use batons and tear gas canisters . [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Reportedly Set for October 4

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Reportedly Set for October 4 Here's the skinny: When it comes to the SoC, the Pixel 3 XL will be packing the logical upgrade, as we expected. This means phones like the OnePlus 6, the Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Vivo X21 too will get it by the end of Fall (end of November). [Full Article...]

Apple supplier TSMC forced to shut down factories after virus infection

Apple supplier TSMC forced to shut down factories after virus infection A virus on Friday evening nearly shut down TSMC production, Bloomberg reports , with 80% of the fabrication tools having been affected. With new iPhones expected in the autumn and TSMC likely working on a new chip , likely the 7nm A12, shutting down factories temporarily could mean delays for the next wave of iPhones. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Week 4 challenge: Shopping Cart bug kills Flaming Hoops challenge

Fortnite Week 4 challenge: Shopping Cart bug kills Flaming Hoops challenge The best way to complete this challenge is to keep your distance. However, this source has been correct about the previous weeks, but still take the information with a grain of salt. Unless you have to, stick to the Stink Bomb and normal grenades since Clingers have a smaller blast radius. This is the trickiest challenge of them all and can certainly cause some frustration if you don't know wher... [Full Article...]

Apple, Facebook, and Spotify shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, and Spotify shut down Infowars' Alex Jones In a statement to Buzzfeed , Apple said it took down Jones' content because the company doesn't "tolerate hate speech". "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch . [Full Article...]

Facebook's dating app is now in testing

Facebook's dating app is now in testing Facebook had announced the dating product - which will not be a standalone dating app - during its F8 developer conference in the United States in May. In other words, your Facebook profile and your dating profile should be as separate as you'd like them to be (emphasis on "should"). The firm stated that it was to help build long term relationships and not just mere hookups. [Full Article...]

Shared locations on Google Maps now include battery life

Shared locations on Google Maps now include battery life The battery level will be indicated with a percentage. However, if those people suddenly dropped off the grid, there was no way of distinguishing whether that was because their phone battery died or something more nefarious had happened. Instead of giving the exact battery level, it only provided an estimate, something along the lines of "Bob's battery is between 50 and 75 percent". A quick te... [Full Article...]

Google may launch Android P on August 20

Google may launch Android P on August 20 You can sign up for the Pixel beta , or install it on phones from Sony, Oppo , OnePlus, Essential and more. Highly anticipated: Google's upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have high expectations to live up to compared to their predecessors. [Full Article...]

Parents Are Paying Tutors to Teach Their Kids How to Play Fortnite

Parents Are Paying Tutors to Teach Their Kids How to Play Fortnite The Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported earlier this week that parents nationwide have started hiring " Fortnite " coaches to make their children better at the video game , which has risen to popularity in the past year with its battle royale mode. [Full Article...]

Fortnite will be on Android but not through Google Play

Several of the apps were downloaded more than 1,000 times during the more than six months that the applications were available on the Play store and gained 4-star ratings purportedly from people who used the apps, Palo Alto Networks said in an alert July 30. [Full Article...]

Google reportedly plans to release a censored search app in China

Google reportedly plans to release a censored search app in China Google is reportedly planning to launch a highly censored - and lucrative - version of its search engine for China that will block websites and certain search terms the country's government objects to, a new report said Wednesday. Google is developing a version of its search engine that will conform to China's censorship laws, reports say. That said, the company has been making slight ove... [Full Article...]

China’s Huawei surpasses Apple in smartphone sales

China’s Huawei surpasses Apple in smartphone sales What's more - this isn't the first time OnePlus beat Apple or Samsung in this segment. The Chinese market is key for Huawei as it has come under fire from the United States, Australia and other nations over security concerns. The top three brands, Apple , Samsung , and OnePlus, held 95% of the Indian premium smartphone segment in Q1 2018. OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal s... [Full Article...]

Samsung accidentally leaked the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung accidentally leaked the Galaxy Note 9 The page, first spotted by Evan Blass , reads, "Say hello to superpower" and invites customers to preorder and be "one of the first to experience it". However, what may be of most significance for those wanting a stack of storage is the Note9 being marketed as being "1 terabyte ready" when using expandable memory. [Full Article...]


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