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Google Pixel 3 Lite leaks in video review

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Google have been far from innovative with their hardware choices in the Pixel phones. The Pixel 3 Lite has nearly the same design as the more expensive model, but the clip at the end of this post highlights several notable differences. Read More »

Zimbabwe under internet blackout after protests

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Mawarire is accused of inciting civil disobedience online. ZIMBABWEAN authorities on Thursday 17 January 2019 charged His Generation Church leader and pro-democracy campaigner Pastor Evan Mawarire with subverting a constitutional government following anti-government protests staged to show dissatisfaction with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mismanagement of the economy . Read More »

‘Power Rangers’ Is Getting a Cross-Platform Fighting Game

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When players swap platforms, they can retain their mission progress and pick up where they left off for easy swap-in and swap-out gaming sessions. " Power Rangers fans have been asking for a high fidelity fighting game on console and PC that match up iconic Rangers and villains across the expansive Power Rangers multiverse for quite some time now". Read More »

Android Q leaks out: System-wide dark mode and more revealed

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Starting with visual changes, one of the biggest Android Q features will be a system-wide Dark Mode . XDA also reports that, if enabled, the dark mode also applies to third-party applications that use the flag, including Google's own. In Android Q , we could see something similar introduced to the OS as a whole. The most interesting point of the leak though, is the discovery of a supposed "Forced Desktop Mode " found by the developer site. Read More »

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Offers Free One-Week Blackout Trial

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KFC has been operating a gaming-centered Twitter account called "KFC Gaming" which focuses on battle royale games such as Blackout and Fortnite: Battle Royale. Yes, there's a shrinking play area, and yes, the goal is to be the last player standing. The free trial is limited to the game's Battle Royale mode Blackout , as Activision aims to steal Fortnite's spotlight. Read More »

BMW unveils 2020 7 Series sedan with controversial redesign

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It strongly resembles the big-dog X7's front fascia, a design certain people thought was even too big for an SUV. The 7 Series also has a new trick up its sleeve - Back-Up Assistant. This announcement made no mention of the Alpina model. Active safety features are also standard with the 2020 7-Series and include front collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, cross-traffic warnings, and parking assist with a surround-view camera. Read More »

LG G8 360-degree renders show the notch is returning

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The G8, like the name suggests, will be the 8th flagship from LG's G series of smartphones. Interestingly, LG is apparently continuing the focus on gesture navigation that we've seen on its previous phones (like the thing where you can start the selfie timer by holding up your hand) with a new UI called 'touchless input.' It's said to include front-facing phone sensors that'll read your hand gestures from a foot away. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked

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The launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is nearly a month away but the leaked image shows an attractive design . It will be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event before Mobile World Congress 2019, on February 20. The new flagship sports the model number SM-G975U and the device was benchmarked on Geekbench . The leaked image wasn't very clear and therefore design elements around the devices edge weren't visible. Read More »

Google Hikes G Suite Basic and Business Edition Prices by 20 Percent

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Starting on April 2nd, The cost of G Suite Basic will increase from $5 to $6 per user per month, and the cost of G Suite Business will move from $10 to $12. Google says that there will be "equivalent" rises in local currencies which will mean that United Kingdom users can expect prices to rise from the current £6.60 to around £7.50 for business users, and £3 to £4 for basics. Read More »

'Collection #1' Breach Exposes a Record 773 Million Email Addresses

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Holden said the data appears to have first been posted to underground forums in October 2018, and that it is just a subset of a much larger tranche of passwords being peddled by a shadowy seller online. That means that the list covers the same people multiple times, but in many cases with different passwords. Hunt has added all the emails from Collection #1 to Have I been Pwned , so you can find out if your address appears on this list or any others. Read More »

Google buys mysterious smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million

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Fossil's latest entrant to the market was called the 'Sport' , and is pictured above in various colours, and being used to pay for a smoothie. However, the announcement highlights Google and Fossil's "shared investment in the wearable industry", which likely means that this deal will not quell Fossil's wearable efforts entirely. Read More »

Twitter Bug Exposed Protected Tweets for Some Android Users for 4 Years

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Twitter just disclosed the existence of the kind of privacy bug you'd normally expect to hear coming out of Facebook, which has been dogged repeatedly by this kind of thing over the years. Social media network Twitter revealed today that it fixed a bug that affected users of its Android app . If this happened to you and you were paying close attention, today's news may not come as a surprise. Read More »

Apple wildly underestimates demand for cheap iPhone batteries

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The whole cut-price battery replacement scheme came about after it was discovered that Apple deliberately throttles its iPhone processor performance in handsets with ageing batteries . "Some customers" snagging cheaper battery swaps is putting it lightly, seeing as Apple was faced with up to 11 times the usual demand for the program. Read More »

Flaw In Fortnite Allowed Hackers Access To Players' Accounts

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Fortnite creator Epic Games grossed a $ 3 billion profit in 2018, despite the game being created only a year ago. In the first of three planned updates on competitive Fortnite's state of development , Epic said that 2018 was "an invaluable learning experience", and that it will take steps to make competitive play a little less unpredictable this year. Read More »

PUBG Mobile Zombie Mode to come soon, more details inside

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Along with this, a new attachment called the Laser Sight is also expected to be added, which will improve hip-fire accuracy of guns. As per the YouTuber, the new season will be included with the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update which also bring the stable Vikendi snow map, MK47 Mutant Assault Rifle and the much anticipated Zombie Mode. Read More »

#10YearChallenge May Have Been Set Up To Collect Your Data

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Is it bad that someone could use it to train a facial recognition algorithm? It's been blowing up on social networks, from Twitter to Instagram , but nowhere more so than Facebook. It's simply worth becoming more mindful of how our data can be used. In her article , O'Neill sought to examine the plausibility of the conspiracy theory, lay out what Facebook might stand to gain from collecting facial recognition data and discuss the applications of facial recognition technology, which she ... Read More »

Tokyo Disney Resort getting Kingdom Hearts III-themed hotel rooms

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Each room will come with two Keyblades modeled after the one Sora uses in the first " Kingdom Hearts " game, as well as souvenir postcards. Online reservations for the rooms begin at 2:00 PM Japanese time on January 30, 2019. The Kingdom Hearts series has never shied away from tearful goodbyes, but thankfully there will be no bittersweet ending for you and your Keyblade , as you'll be given it to take home, in a commemorative Kingdom Hearts /Ambassador Hotel box, upon check-out. Read More »

Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia

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At CES 2019 last week, we tried out the Royole FlexPai , billed as the first foldable phone on the market, though not without its foibles. Motorola didn't immediately reply to a request for comment. This is going to take some tricky design work to pull off properly. Well the brand may be making a comeback, thanks to the new trend of foldable phones. Read More »

Viral Video Shows UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi Scoring Perfect 10

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The 2018 NCAA all-around champion earned a 10.0 on her very first vault of the season (and during the course of the previous two seasons scored a 10.0 on each of the four events). After competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders, she made a decision to take a much-needed break. Before UCLA, Ohashi was competing at the elite level of gymnastics until she injured her back and shoulder, according to The Players' Tribune . Read More »

New Oppo smartphone camera rumored to have 10x optical zoom

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While that arrangement never found its way into a production device, it looks like Oppo might be about to one-up its own achievement! It is unclear if the company will introduce a product featuring the 10x optical zoom support or will just talk about the technology. Read More »

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support one year from today

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The risks of exploits aimed at vulnerabilities in Windows 7 will increase substantially, especially because Windows versions share a large part of the code, and numerous discovered security flaws affect more than just a specific product. It probably has no idea how poignant that is in light of recent Windows news. Windows 7 brought improved interface elements, window management, and it was easier on system resources. Read More »

Rocket League for PS4 joins Cross-Play Beta program

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One of the success stories of this generation is how Rocket League came out of nowhere and completely took the video game community by storm. Cross-platform play is enabled by default, but if you want to make sure it's turned on (or if you want to turn it off), you can do so by going to Main Menu Options Gameplay and ticking (or unticking) the box labeled Cross-Platform Play. Read More »

Lawsuit says smartphones are too expensive because of Qualcomm

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It appears that Apple could be one of those customers. So while yes, the latest iPhones carry a premium price because Apple keeps tricking them out with more premium features and ever crazier cameras , there are other reasons smartphones have hit hard-to-swallow new pricing plateaus. Read More »

Ford Explorer ST Is A 400-Horsepower Crossover For The Family

To make the ST handle and stop better, Ford retuned the dampers, upgraded the brakes, and dialed-in an ST-specific brake booster calibration. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the new Explorer Hybrid pairs a 3.3-liter engine with a 1o-speed modular hybrid transmission. Read More »

Samsung’s foldable phone could launch alongside the Galaxy S10

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It seems that there will not be a separate Unpacked event at the MWC, which suggests that the 5G phone will be unveiled on February 20 alongside the LTE-based S10 models and the foldable Galaxy. These are much-rumored to sport in-display front cameras, which some OEMs refer to as punch-hole, but Samsung refers to as Infinity O. As Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event draws closer for the grand launch of the flagship Galaxy S10 lineup, leaks have picked up the pace and new information is ... Read More »

Samsung’s new Galaxy M phones aim to take on cheap Chinese rivals

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The company will introduce a new M-series of phones on January 28 in India. "Inspired by millennials and designed in India, Galaxy M will empower the millennials like never before". It seems that Samsung now wants to aggressively target the sub-Rs 10,000 category. As speculated before, the Galaxy M will come with a new display that features a waterdrop notch. Read More »

AirPower Has Reportedly Entered Production

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Luxshare Precision is perhaps best known as a Guangdong, China-based manufacturer of Apple's AirPods. The advanced charging pad was supposed to launch a year ago, but the complexity of the device halted the production and we really hope that Apple finally breaks the silence in the following days or weeks with an official announcement. Read More »

Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Features a Beloved Character

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Mortal Kombat 11 was announced with a bloody cinematic trailer during The Game Awards 2018. Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. Read More »

Improbable joins forces with Epic following spat with Unity

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Its success, though, has not been welcomed by all: The company has been quietly fighting a battle with engine maker Unity over what the latter claims are breaches of its terms and conditions - and that fight came to a head late yesterday when Improbable claimed Unity had modified its terms of service to shut down all SpatialOS games, including those in production and already shipped. Read More »

[H]ardOCP: Fallout 76 Players Glitched Their Way Into a Developer Room

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Developer rooms typically hold pretty much every item now in the game, along with special boxes containing new items that will release in the future or that the devs are testing. There's even been a black market opening up on Reddit with players attempting to sell these unreleased items, but have been quickly getting bans from the mods. Read More »