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Oculus Quest Standalone Wireless VR Headset Ships In 2019 For $399

The headset also works without the need to connect it to a PC, which the current Oculus Rift requires. Oculus Quest (previously codenamed Santa Cruz) is similar to the Oculus Go launched past year in that it's an entirely self-contained solution, with no need for an external device like a PC or phone. [Full Article...]

Mobile rebrands prepaid line to emphasize network coverage

Mobile rebrands prepaid line to emphasize network coverage T-Mobile CEO John Legere introduces Metro by T-Mobile, formerly known as MetroPCS . Five years after acquiring MetroPCS, T-Mobile has fully rebranded its prepaid brand towards a more premium marketplace. The top-tier plan starts at $60 per month for a single line and grants 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot data, Google One and Amazon Prime . "We had no network attribution in our brand", Keys s... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6T Alleged 'Official Poster' Displaying Waterdrop Notch, New Tagline Leaked

OnePlus 6T Alleged 'Official Poster' Displaying Waterdrop Notch, New Tagline Leaked OnePlus 6 was probably the most exhaustive range from OnePlus as well. So it appears that this Oppo R17 series style notch is nearly confirmed. At the same time, it will be the first OnePlus phone to lack a 3.5mm audio jack. OnePlus 6 is a big design upgrade over the OnePlus 5-series. Moreover, it has a fingerprint sensor on the back which works just fine. The OnePlus 6T is expected to sha... [Full Article...]

Amazon shares rise as tech giant unveils Alexa operated microwave

Amazon shares rise as tech giant unveils Alexa operated microwave The Echo Sub can be paired with two Echo speakers for stereo sound reproduction. It is not in full release and, in fact, requires an invitation to actually purchase. At this time, there's no way to activate Alexa via Cortana using a mobile device or your Xbox One console. Priced at $24.99, it will be available starting October this year. [Full Article...]

Samsung launches Galaxy J6 Plus, J4 Plus

Samsung launches Galaxy J6 Plus, J4 Plus Read on to find out everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy A7 . The A7's predecessor launched in January past year for £365. Given that the production scale is what determines the price of the product, the Galaxy F might hit the shelves for a whopping $2,000. [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals big changes on the inside

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals big changes on the inside Apple has not given the reason behind keeping the feature switched off for most of the users as anyone can witness an accidental fall and may need to contact emergency services. Apple has put some serious thought into the Series 4 , serving up a new case, new buttons, new display, and new features. Redditor No1ARSoul, however, noted that you'll only find that out if you read the online manual ... [Full Article...]

OxygenOS 9 in tow

OxygenOS 9 in tow In order to check if Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0 has arrived for your OnePlus 6 smartphone, go to Settings System Updates Check for updates . OnePlus is including Gaming mode 3.0 and this does come with the September 2018 security patch. In a blog post , OnePlus specified this over-the-air update will be a staged rollout and that, initially, only a limited number of users will get i... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Detailed Renders Leak Online

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Detailed Renders Leak Online Twitter user Ishan Agarwal (@IshanAgarwal24) was yet another leaker who had posted several detailed images of what is the final build of the Google Pixel 3 XL. The White Pixel 3 XL leaked in the images confirms the device to sport dual front cameras. As per other sources, both models will feature two 8MP front-facing snappers: one with AF and f/1.8 aperture, while the other, a wide angle, f... [Full Article...]

Facebook likely to launch 'Portal' video chat device

Facebook likely to launch 'Portal' video chat device The event brought a bunch of new product announcements , and we got new Echo speakers, Echo Show , and even a microwave! It integrates all Echo and smart devices to help customers protect their homes while they are away. Amazon's looking to join the fight for your driving attention, now a three-way tossup between other cars on the road, Google's Android Auto, and Apple's CarPlay. [Full Article...]

Amazon now has Echo Auto, an Alexa assistant for your vehicle

Amazon now has Echo Auto, an Alexa assistant for your vehicle In a demo following the Amazon event, an Amazon spokesperson walked me through a few other usecases, like " Alexa , one potato" or " Alexa , popcorn". The Plus is Amazon's flagship smart home speaker, thanks to the built-in Zigbee smart home hub which automatically detects and links up with other smart home devices it finds in the home. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max Today is the day when Apple fans can finally get their hands on the new iPhone XS and XS Max . Apple's big launch is here and fans waited long hours late Thursday night at the Apple High Land Village location for the tech giant's newest phone. [Full Article...]

Google Maps Now Supports Apple CarPlay in iOS 12

Google Maps Now Supports Apple CarPlay in iOS 12 Finally, four years on, iPhone owners can now choose to use Google Maps , which is preferred by many iPhone users. All well and good, but if you were a dedicated Google Maps user - or, indeed, a user of Waze or any other mapping service - it meant getting to grips with Apple Maps instead. [Full Article...]

Samsung unveils first triple camera smartphone Galaxy A7 (2018)

Samsung unveils first triple camera smartphone Galaxy A7 (2018) With all these sensors, the Galaxy A7 has some impressive features as you'd expect with Samsung's intelligent Scene Optimizer that uses AI to automatically adjust the camera settings depending on the surroundings. The most expensive smartphones are the ones to get first a new feature or the most innovative technologies, but Samsung is trying out a different approach. [Full Article...]

Jack Ma kills 1m US jobs promise, blaming US-China trade war

Jack Ma kills 1m US jobs promise, blaming US-China trade war The billionaire owner of China's largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump previous year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president. China had threatened to retaliate with "synchronised counter measures" against Trump's third round of tariffs, saying the US' move will add "new uncertainties" for future talks between the world's top two economies. [Full Article...]

New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China

New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China The new iPhone XS is backed by a 2,658mAh battery, whereas its predecessor the iPhone X consisted a 2,716mAh battery. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max were unveiled last week at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. [Full Article...]

Capcom shuts down Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver

Capcom shuts down Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver As a result, 158 people have lost their jobs. In a statement given to GI.biz , Capcom said that it is "focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations". Dead Rising 5 might be possibly canceled if it was ever in development as the series is put on hold due to the cancellation of several projects at the main studio behind it. [Full Article...]

New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook

New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook Apple claims the newest iPhones offer up to 15% performance boost over the iPhone X . The iPhone XS benchmark tests conducted by folks at Tom's Guide show the new models have lived up to expectations. The iPhone XS officially goes on sale on September 21, with prices starting at $1629. But you have to buy separate accessories to fast-charge your iPhone, like the $50 30W USB-C charger from ... [Full Article...]

Red Dead Online to launch in November

Red Dead Online to launch in November Just like the way GTA Online used GTA V as the base, Red Dead Online will be the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. However, the mode's popularity arguably came at the cost of the single player experience: teased DLC never materialized, and numerous features GTA Online has received over time haven't been implemented into the core game. [Full Article...]

Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025 According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), about 133m jobs globally could be created with the help of rapid technological advances in the workplace over the next decade, compared with 75m that could be displaced. Its authors say the outlook for job creation has become more positive since the last report in 2016 because businesses have a better sense of the opportunities made possible by technolo... [Full Article...]

Google Home Hub leaks ahead of Pixel 3 event

Google Home Hub leaks ahead of Pixel 3 event This is due to a large 7-inch touchscreen that will be included. As you can see from the two images below, the Google Home Hub looks like a combination of an Android tablet and a Google Home Max . Alphabet's subsidiary is planning to offer the Google Home Hub in White and Charcoal variants, as per the same source. With dimensions of 7.02in × 4.65in × 2.65in (178.3mm × 118.1mm × 67.3mm), t... [Full Article...]


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