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Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update

Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update As usual when a substantial update first starts rolling out, some users are experiencing issues. Having said that, some of the affected users are running Windows 10 Home, meaning they're highly unlikely to have that setting enabled. For now, it is best to avoid installing any version of 1809 until Microsoft can fix the issue. If you do nothing, it will arrive via Windows Update some time... [Full Article...]

LG V40 vs LG G7 ThinQ: What's the difference?

LG V40 vs LG G7 ThinQ: What's the difference? The most outstanding change that LG has made with LG V40 ThinQ is in its camera assembly with a quadruple camera setup i.e three at the back and two at the front. Previously, Huawei P20 Pro with three cameras on the back and a single front shooter had the maximum number of cameras at four. There's also a fingerprint sensor on the rear, face unlock, a dedicated Google Assistant bu... [Full Article...]

‘Data saver’ feature on Twitter

‘Data saver’ feature on Twitter The main app's data saver is mainly useful if you only sometimes deal with slow connections, or just don't want to waste time loading someone's viral video while you're scrolling through your timeline. Twitter users previously had to manually adjust these settings but Twitter now allows you to control all the aspects of data-saving by a single control button. [Full Article...]

Google has launched an application for voice control of Android devices

Google has launched an application for voice control of Android devices Using the app, one can navigate through the phone with voice instructions. With the new app, you can " click buttons", control apps, scroll and navigate app screens and basically do nearly anything, without having to touch the phone. This feature of using your voice for everything comes along with great benefits for individuals who suffer from Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis,... [Full Article...]

Smartphone With 5 Cameras: LG V40 ThinQ First Impressions

Smartphone With 5 Cameras: LG V40 ThinQ First Impressions The LG V40 ThinQ (long name) puts rivals like the Note9, iPhone XS and XZ3 to shame by boasting three full-size cameras on the back and a further two on the front. The wide-angle shot ranges from the 107° ultra-wide lens, through the 78° main lens to the 45° telephoto lens. The smartphone also comes with a Triple Shot feature which stitches together the image captured using the three lenses in... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's presidential alert reaches millions of Americans' phones in disaster test

Donald Trump's presidential alert reaches millions of Americans' phones in disaster test The exercise had been scheduled for September 20, but was delayed until October 3 due to the impact of Hurricane Florence in North and SC. Indeed the legal basis and system for the alert, through the Communications Act of 1934, has apparently already been used over 40,000 times by local governments for various natural disasters and other crises in just the past half-decade alone. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian named 'most dangerous' star to search for online in UK

Kim Kardashian named 'most dangerous' star to search for online in UK Kimmy came out on top in the United Kingdom, while Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose was the most unsafe person to search in the US. Singer Adele and Love Island host Caroline Flack completed the top five most risky celebrities to look up online. [Full Article...]

Nokia will start rolling out Android Pie updates this month

Nokia will start rolling out Android Pie updates this month It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the Nokia 7 .1 is more or less similar to the Nokia 6 .1 Plus, barring a few changes here and there. However, the company does have an event scheduled for October 11 , where it may launch the 7.1 in the country. [Full Article...]

China spying on Apple, Amazon and over 20 other companies

China spying on Apple, Amazon and over 20 other companies Surveillance through altered hardware is more difficult to execute than more familiar hacks to software, but the results can be harder to remedy because the components must be detected and physically removed, or use of the hardware must be discontinued. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 preorders will start immediately after launch event

Google Pixel 3 preorders will start immediately after launch event The recently released Pixel 3 teaser has also confirmed that the new device will boast Active Edge . In the Instagram post , Google is asking consumers on how small or "mini" do they think will be the Pixel Mini?. Yes, it is already available in Pixel 2 series, but the company is hinting that the new phones will do more functions which means that the device owner can customise 'Active Edge' ... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Online is Live Now

Nintendo Switch Online is Live Now But the real draw might be the downloadable NES bundle, which now includes Balloon Fight , Baseball , Donkey Kong , Double Dragon , Dr. Mario , Excitebike , Ghosts 'N Goblins, Gradius , Ice Climber , Ice Hockey , The Legend of Zelda , Mario Bros ., Pro Wrestling , River City Ransom , Soccer , Super Mario Bros ., Super Mario Bros . [Full Article...]

Google Assistant is getting a major makeover

Google Assistant is getting a major makeover Developers and brands can start putting Assistant and its custom results to work for them. That means larger images, GIFs, and new controls and sliders that let you manage your smart home devices by touch, such as using a slider to adjust the brightness of your smart lights. [Full Article...]

Task Manager Shows Incorrect CPU Usage in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Task Manager Shows Incorrect CPU Usage in Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now you can use your PC as normal, and you will receive whatever cumulative updates that Microsoft delivers to this shipping version of Windows 10 going forward. Microsoft announced the big new changes with this release via its Windows blog, with numerous new productivity-focused features discussed. Game Mode is now enabled by default for all games on your system, with a single on/off toggl... [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 9 Bundle Now $264 Off

Galaxy Note 9 Bundle Now $264 Off It is always a conversation that you will have with your wallet, but PCMag provided a little more data to tip the scales in favor of the iPhone XS . In Canada, that difference jumped to a much more significant 20.2 Mbps. Anyone upgrading from the iPhone 7 would see an even larger 9.9Mbps increase in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Tim Berners-Lee’s new startup is aiming to protect your data

One of the many benefits of the new architecture for the user is that "rather than having to come up with a username, password, pin and other personal data for every web page with which you want conduct commerce", Gilder said, "all the web pages will have to come to you". [Full Article...]

Ways Spider-Man Shows Other Superhero Games How It's Done

Ways Spider-Man Shows Other Superhero Games How It's Done While Schultz's confidence that the marriage proposal easter egg from Insomniac Games ' would no doubt win his lady's heart, it turned out that nothing could be further from the truth. And so now, the Easter egg appears to have gone to waste. On hearing the news, Art Director of Insomniac, Jacinda Chew , offered a new patch changing the sign. [Full Article...]

No Cellphone Left Behind: U.S. to Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System

No Cellphone Left Behind: U.S. to Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System The Oct. 3 WEA test will be sent through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. It is a part of FEMA's system to warn citizens in cases of national emergencies . Therefore, if you have a smartphone capable of receiving WEA alerts, your phone will receive the alert. Cell phone users have the ability to opt out of certain types of emergency alerts, such as weather notifications and Amb... [Full Article...]

FEMA to test nationwide ‘Presidential Alert’ text Wednesday

FEMA to test nationwide ‘Presidential Alert’ text Wednesday It's only a test-but you can't opt out. Wireless Emergency Alerts are sent to people's cell phones across the country during certain "critical situations", including risky weather events and times when there are missing children. A second test of the national Emergency Alert System, the kind that typically appears on TV and radio, will follow at 2:20 p.m. ET. FEMA warned if a "widespread severe ... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6T To Launch With Seven Accessories, Prices Leak

OnePlus 6T To Launch With Seven Accessories, Prices Leak Other than the design changes above, the OnePlus 6T should be fairly similar to the OnePlus 6 in terms of hardware. Opposed to the OnePlus 6, which had a wide notch taking up nearly a third of the phone's width, the 6T employs a much smaller one. [Full Article...]

Google Maps wants to make your commute less taxing (and more musical)

Google Maps wants to make your commute less taxing (and more musical) Today, the company announced a new update that brings in a number of commuting features and the integration of Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music . Google Maps is launching features to help ease your commute. It promises "you'll know if there's traffic on your drive, when the next train departs, and how long it'll take to walk from the train station to the office". [Full Article...]


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