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Malicious messages reportedly crashing PlayStation 4 consoles Malicious messages reportedly crashing PlayStation 4 consoles
- October 15, 2018

Others have reported similar problems after receiving a message with unrecognized characters. Reports began to circulate on Reddit about the console-breaking bug, which apparently comes in the form of an unintelligible message that's appearing in the inboxes of some PS4s. (more...)
Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed
- October 09, 2018

Google said that a detailed analysis ran over two weeks prior to patching the bug revealed "the Profiles of up to 500,000 Google + accounts" may have been potentially affected. Over the next few months, Google will begin providing more fine-grained control over what account data Google users can choose to share with third-party apps. (more...)
Apple fans in Singapore get hands on new iPhones Apple fans in Singapore get hands on new iPhones
- September 22, 2018

It can also be bought on FNB credit cards starting from R689 per month for iPhone Xs 64GB , and R755 for the iPhone Xs Max. The iPhone XR , the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max come with more powerful cameras and more battery time, but the most notable feature about the new phones are the heftier price tags. (more...)
Alibaba's Ma says 1m USA jobs pledge thwarted by trade row
- September 21, 2018

Ma and Trump met in January 2017 to discuss how adding small and medium-sized United States businesses to Alibaba's platform would boost employment. "The situation now has completely destroyed our premise, so it can no longer be completed". Ma said his commitment relied on friendly cooperation between the US and China, and on the "rational and objective premise of bilateral trade". (more...)
Here's what to expect — Amazon Echo event Here's what to expect — Amazon Echo event
- September 21, 2018

However, It has better sound and can act as a hub for your smart home gadgets. Echo Input will be coming later this year and will be available in Black and White for £34.99. For instance, you could have the lights at home turn on as your auto approaches. Echo Link will ship later this year and cost $200. It's available next month for the same price, $230. (more...)
Amazon to launch Alexa-powered microwave, amplifier, subwoofer, and more Amazon to launch Alexa-powered microwave, amplifier, subwoofer, and more
- September 20, 2018

It could release a microwave, amplifier , receiver, subwoofer and an in-car gadget , CNBC reported, citing sources close to the situation. Alexa was initially considered a geeky experiment at Amazon. Now, it seems Amazon is hoping to take things a step further with a clutch of new devices. Amazon Echo relies on Microsoft's Bing search engine and Wikipedia, while Google Home uses the company's own Google Search. (more...)
Apple unveils largest ever screen for new iPhone range Apple unveils largest ever screen for new iPhone range
- September 15, 2018

It does look nice, although its " highest quality" LCD screen , with a resolution of 1,792 x 828 and 326ppi, isn't a major improvement on the iPhone 8 . Size: 40mm and 44mm. These include silver, gold and space grey. The "budget" answer to Apple's top-of-the-range iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR - will start at a cool $749 (£749), and comes in three different storage sizes: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. (more...)
Lexus Starts Dropping Traditional Sideview Mirrors For Cameras Lexus Starts Dropping Traditional Sideview Mirrors For Cameras
- September 14, 2018

The luxury brand has installed small exterior cameras on the front doors, which it says provide drivers with a "clearer view of the vehicle's surrounding area". Lexus says that this camera system removes bulky mirrors on the side of the vehicle cleaning up the view. The Digital Outer Mirror will make its debut on the new Lexus ES in Japan, where it will go on sale in late October. (more...)
The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle
- September 14, 2018

What seems to have become customary with the latest iPhones, Apple hiked the prices of the new devices and since there's a new variant with a massive screen, the price tags also got bigger. Today, we are compiling all the details of the new iPhone devices that have been launched. They come in gold, silver, and space gray. On the other hand, Apple makes things funkier with a myriad of colors on the iPhone XR with white, black, blue, coral, yellow and red. (more...)
Dual SIM iPhone confirmed Dual SIM iPhone confirmed
- September 12, 2018

The latest in that installment is a Goldman Sachs analyst who said that the cheapest iPhone Xc or whatever it gets called, will start from $849 , and might only get to $799 if Apple has found wiggle room to cut costs before launch . For many years, iPhone customers have depended on hacks such as dual SIM cases and devices to enable dual SIM standby, and this is a welcome feature for the Asian market. (more...)
Tesla Bonds Fall as Chief Accountant Resigns Tesla Bonds Fall as Chief Accountant Resigns
- September 08, 2018

The drop followed not only Mr. Musk's interview, but also Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton's resignation that was announced this week. Tech tycoon Elon Musk sipped whiskey, smoked weed and suggested "love is the answer" to humanity's woes as he appeared on a two-hour podcast with comedian Joe Rogan . (more...)
IPhone XS and its bigger sibling get pictured in leaked renders
- August 31, 2018

It's hard to say what pricing for this model may be around, though it'll no doubt be higher than what the Apple Watch 3 line now offers. All three versions of the new iPhone are thought to have Apple's new A12 chipset and run iOS 12 out of the box. (more...)
Trump accuses Google of rigging search results to favor 'bad' news Trump accuses Google of rigging search results to favor 'bad' news
- August 29, 2018

Trump gave only once specific example, saying "Fake CNN is prominent". The blog post claimed that left-leaning media organizations made up 96 percent of the search results when "Trump News" was searched, with "left-leaning" basically meaning anything that isn't Breitbart or Infowars or PJ Media or other notably reliable places to find news that confirms your hatred of "the libs". (more...)
Mobile is notifying some customers about a recent security breach Mobile is notifying some customers about a recent security breach
- August 25, 2018

The breach occurred August 20 when the companies cyber-security team discovered the hackers and shut down access to sensitive data. T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information. (more...)
Watch Nvidia unveil its newest GeForce graphics cards live right here Watch Nvidia unveil its newest GeForce graphics cards live right here
- August 21, 2018

While most manufacturers are keeping their cards' clock speeds under wraps, Zotac says the chip in the RTX 2080 Blower has the Nvidia-default boost clock of 1710 MHz. This is a light rendering technique that basically gives developers the ability to calculate shadows and reflections right down to a single beam of light in order to create hyper-realistic graphics such as the ones we saw in the jaw-dropping Star Wars Unreal Engine ray tracing teaser released back at GDC in March. (more...)
Not Having ‘Fortnite’ Could Cost Google At Least $50 Million This Year Not Having ‘Fortnite’ Could Cost Google At Least $50 Million This Year
- August 15, 2018

If you already have one, you'll need to sign into your Epic Games account or create a new one. We have detailed exactly what you need to do to get yourself Fortnite on Android so you can game on the go against those smug iOS users. Navigate to the location where the APK file is placed and tap on it to install. As you can see, the Heavy Sniper Rifle is a beast of a weapon, as it is able to blast structures of different kinds away easily. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be available on Flipkart Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be available on Flipkart
- August 12, 2018

Considering its design, at first glance it doesn't appear to be a major upgrade over the pre-existing Galaxy Note 8 . The minor improvements reflect a smartphone industry that has largely pushed the limits on hardware. The current Note 8 maxes out at 256 GB. There's been speculation - unconfirmed by Apple - that all new iPhones will ditch the home button and fingerprint sensor and rely entirely on facial-recognition technology found in the iPhone X. (more...)
Google Announces Android 9 Pie, Available Now For Pixel Devices Google Announces Android 9 Pie, Available Now For Pixel Devices
- August 07, 2018

Once you do this, you'll be taken to the new UI for viewing your recent apps. Those that have the Essential Phone and have yet to see the update notification pop up can always head into the settings menu, enter the system settings, and tap "update". (more...)
Moto Z3 debuts with fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G mod Moto Z3 debuts with fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G mod
- August 04, 2018

Motorola revealed its long-rumored 5G Moto Mod in tandem with the Moto Z3 . Adding the 5G capability with an accessory should make the transition cheaper, as it negates the need to buy a new phone. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and support (15W) TurboPower fast charging technology. Instead, the fingerprint sensor is located on the right side of the device just beneath the volume rockers. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL leaks again, this time in white Google Pixel 3 XL leaks again, this time in white
- August 01, 2018

The next image shows the device with the screen off. Unfortunately, the huge notch looks to be concrete at this point, though it's probably necessary to house the dual front-facing cameras . Also, the leaked images show that Pixel 3 XL with its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and shows only one camera lens at the back. While it's likely the Pixel Stand's wireless charging will also work with other phones that carry the same wireless charging standard, it's harder to tell ... (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Launched Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Launched
- July 25, 2018

The device is 8.75mm thick and this gives room to the hefty 4,000 mAh battery . One of those was the Mi A1 , which won accolades for a slick design, capable hardware, and pure Google software. This cheaper variant uses an older Snapdragon 625, but it has a very trendy 5.8-inch notched display . Entry-level, because, the price of the Mi A2 could be under the Rs. (more...)
Sony announces new smartphone camera sensor featuring 48 effective megapixels Sony announces new smartphone camera sensor featuring 48 effective megapixels
- July 24, 2018

For those who don't know, Sony produces a lot of the sensors that go into smartphone cameras, with numerous leading phones choosing Sony sensors to power their cameras - in fact, Sony sells a lot more sensors than they do smartphones. (more...)
Apple Releases New MacBook Pros Apple Releases New MacBook Pros
- July 13, 2018

The 13-inch gets quad-core i5 and i7 chips that turbo up to 4.5Ghz. All of the newest MacBook Pros exclusively feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, which some will appreciate but all will scowl at when they're forced to buy multiple dongles to connect legacy accessories. (more...)
Fortnite's 50v50 mode is back, Playground is hopefully coming soon Fortnite's 50v50 mode is back, Playground is hopefully coming soon
- June 30, 2018

In its most recent Reddit update , Epic said, "We're continuing testing on our matchmaking improvements and are still aiming to open the Playground LTM as soon as we're confident in our improvements". "We know you're eager to get out there but due to this, we'll be unable to release this game mode tonight". That's an update on the status of the mode, not an actual update to the game. (more...)
Apple will upgrade AirPods and release over-head Apple will upgrade AirPods and release over-head
- June 26, 2018

In their effort to add multiple uses to pretty much all their products, they've also reportedly had internal discussions to add fitness-related components to the pods including biometric sensors, like a heart rate monitor. The original version of the earbuds faced a delay after it first debuted in 2016 . High-end AirPods, a new HomePod and over-ear headphones are coming as soon as next year, reported Bloomberg . (more...)
Valve introduces a revamped Steam Chat set to take on Discord Valve introduces a revamped Steam Chat set to take on Discord
- June 13, 2018

The chat platform lets you compile a friends list (with features like favorites and group chats) and shows what game everyone is playing. It's free. You don't have to chat like it's 2004. It only takes one click to create, join, or leave a channel. As a result, voice chat uses high quality Opus encoding, voice traffic is encrypted, and all traffic is sent through Steam servers rather than directly to peers. (more...)
Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile
- June 13, 2018

Bethesda's conference at E3 2018 came packed full of surprises, including the announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI . At its heart, " Blades " at its heart is a pure Elder Scrolls game, the company said when it announced the title. Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most respected and accomplished game development studios. It is a completely free game, but "pre-ordering" will inform users automatically once it becomes available in Fall 2018. (more...)
Facebook admits bug set 14 million users' sharing settings to public Facebook admits bug set 14 million users' sharing settings to public
- June 08, 2018

Facebook just admitted that the posts of as many as 14 million users who thought they were posting contents visible to only their friends, may have actually been shared publicly. That default was changed to public for the 14 million users, but if affected users noticed, they could have manually switched the setting themselves. (more...)
It Looks Like Hitman 2 is Getting Announced Later This Week It Looks Like Hitman 2 is Getting Announced Later This Week
- June 06, 2018

Hot on the heels of teasers popping up on Twitter , it looks like someone has jumped the gun and leaked Hitman 2 , the logo for the game briefly appearing on the site of new publishing partner Warner Bros. Could this mean that the new release will go back to its conventional campaign routes and be a full game instead? The next entry in the Hitman series has been leaked ahead of its revealed later this week. (more...)
Is Google finally killing Android tablets in favor of Chrome devices? Is Google finally killing Android tablets in favor of Chrome devices?
- June 06, 2018

While you can once again see what tablets are available on the platform, the ones displayed are from years ago so it's really not a good sign for manufacturers and users as well. It's worth noting that I see even fewer tablets - just two, in fact: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 .0 and the Sony Xperia Z4, both of which run Marshmallow. (more...)
Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail
- June 06, 2018

For those who would like more time with the "old" Gmail, they have the option to opt out of the new Gmail for an additional four weeks. G Suite Admins will have a few options for their users which are listed below and will be available in the Admin console. (more...)
Facebook Faces Another Controversy Over Privacy
- June 05, 2018

A searing report by the New York Times published Sunday publicly accused Facebook of allowing user data to fall into the hands of "at least 60 device makers - including Apple , Amazon , BlackBerry , Microsoft , and Samsung - over the last decade". (more...)
Facebook has killed the hated Trending Topics bar
- June 02, 2018

But at that time fake news was not a popular term and no foreign country had been accused of trying to influence the United States elections through social media, as Russian Federation would be. How the platform approached its role as a news disseminator has sparked heavy criticism across a number of different groups. The contractor claimed Facebook downplayed conservative issues and promoted liberal causes. (more...)
Xiaomi announces new flagship smartphones, smart TV, fitness band and more Xiaomi announces new flagship smartphones, smart TV, fitness band and more
- June 01, 2018

The basic Mi 8 will go on sale in China on June 5, while the Explorer's retail date is not specified. Last but not least, the Mi Band 3 is also water resistant up to 50 metres in depth as well. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 platform with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and Adreno 630 graphics, achieving an AnTuTu score over 300,000. (more...)
YouTube 'Take a Break' Feature Rolling Out on Android Devices
- May 13, 2018

Google has been pushing Material design for years, but many developers still do not follow Google's design guidelines which leads to many third-party apps feeling out of place. You can ask for refund within 48 hours of app or game purchase. If you really need in the app, you can. One of the options called "Disable sounds & vibrations" will let you disable all notification sounds from the YouTube for Android app for a particular amount of time. (more...)

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