Sunday, 25 August 2019
Latest news
Home » Technology

Technology

Fortnite's BRUTE mech has been adjusted to make it less lethal

perth_map

But it appears that Epic Games has another strategy to quell the outrage against the B.R.U.T.E. mechs, and it involves increasing their health . We will also be temporarily disabling the Junk Rift for this weekend's FNCS tournament and Arena playlists until the 10.20 update. Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Livestream Coming on August 30

perth_map

Not only that but fans have been left wondering how CD PROJEKT RED will build on their masterclass in open-world gaming that is The Witcher 3 . The Warsaw-based developers have announced that they are looking into having a New Game Plus option in Cyberpunk 2077 . Read More »

Death Stranding Gameplay Footage Shows Off Urination, Baby Soothing Mechanics

perth_map

The first also explains those mysteriously creepy babies that we've seen since the very first teaser of the game dropped with something called the Baby Bridge. After those character trailers below you can find the full segment from the Gamescom 2019 opening night showcase, including Kojima himself if you'd prefer to watch it how it was presented and see what he had to say. Read More »

5v5 competitive mode for Battlefield 5 has been cancelled

perth_map

McArthur recently addressed the 5v5 mode's cancellation, saying that the studio will instead focus its efforts elsewhere. However, rather than simply retell events such as D-Day, which have featured in many first-person shooters, DICE attempted to shine the spotlight on the lesser-known battles of the conflict for the game's campaign. Read More »

Microsoft Wants Xbox Game Pass on Your PlayStation

perth_map

Motherboard reports that contractors employed by Microsoft were tasked with listening to audio recorded via Xbox One, ranging from simple voice commands to random, conversational bits and bobs accidentally picked up by the tech. Cortana has since been removed from Xbox - but can still control the console via a Cortana app on mobile, although Mircosoft has said it no longer "reviews voice content" taken from Xbox . Read More »

New OnePlus Phone With Huge Circular Camera Cutout Leaks

perth_map

According to some rumors, in India, OnePlus is going to launch its OnePlus 7T series smartphones along with the OnePlus TV on 26 September. At the time, we assumed it could be the new OnePlus 7 or 5G version of the phone. But the images shared just recently by Evan Blass looks the same as what Agarwal shared last December 2019. Chief among the features in that leak was a device that featured a round camera bump. Read More »

Now you can copy texts from images in Google Photos

perth_map

Google Photos has a very tricky search engine that is completely driven by AI. The images were fed into a machine learning algorithm, which used four different methods (classifiers) of analysing facial features, to infer criminality. Nevertheless, this comes as a useful addition from Google. Having tested this out myself on the web app and my Android phone, I can confirm these features are indeed live. Read More »

Audi RS6 on Gold HRE Wheels Looks Badass

perth_map

To improve road-holding, the RS6 Avant has a 20mm lower ride height than the regular load-carrying A6. Due in Australian showrooms in the middle of next year, the big wagon is one of six new RS sledgehammer models on the launch pad for the remainder of this year as the Ingolstadt brand takes its sporting credentials to the next level. Read More »

Huawei has no plan to launch Harmony OS phone this year

perth_map

Huawei appears to be betting on continued use of Google's Android operating system , despite the issue of its U.S. blacklisting being unresolved. The device is rumored to be a new version of the Mate series. Another yet-to-launch Huawei smartphone has been spotted on the Android's Enterprise database. Read More »

U.S. curbs to cut smartphone unit's revenue by over $10b: Huawei

perth_map

Huawei's experiment results on ImageNet ResNet50 training demonstrate that the one-two punch of Ascend 910 and MindSpore is able to process twice as many images per second as a GPU and TensorFlow combo. However, the launch of the Ascend 910 chip and the MindSpore framework suggests that Huawei is hoping to drive further growth in enterprise business. Read More »

Sharing videos through 'Message on YouTube' bids goodbye next month

perth_map

Since then, we've also focused on public conversations with updates to comments, posts, and stories. Unfortunately, that was not enough to convince users to take advantage of the feature as often as YouTube would've wanted. As majority of people have invested in messaging apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat or iMessage. They've had so many messaging apps over time from Allo, Duo, Meet , Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, GChat, Google Voice, to Android Messages. Read More »

This fat 'CHONK' of a cat is looking for a new home

perth_map

B is a CHONK." the Morris Animal Refuge tweeted . He's a chonk of a chonk. The giant cat, weighing in at around 12kgs, is looking for a new family and the shelter in Philadelphia , in the USA state of Pennsylvania, has been inundated with so many interested people that the website crashed. Read More »

Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro to launch in India today

perth_map

The Realme 5 Pro gets the power from a 4035mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. The selfie camera is 16 megapixels. Realme 5 Pro features a 6.3-inch FHD screen display, while Realme 5 has a bigger 6.5-inches screen with an HD+ resolution. Read More »

LG unveils new versions of mid-range K50 and K40 smartphones

perth_map

While the LG K50S will debut with a triple rear camera setup, the LG K40S will have a dual rear camera setup. LG K40s and LG K50s will hit the retail stores later in October. Parading a 19.5:9 aspect ratio HD+ FullVision Display , both the LG K40s and LG K50s are MIL-STD-810G compliant that can withstand impact, vibration, high temperature, low temperature, thermal shock, and humidity. Read More »

Spotify Premium now free for the first three months to new users

perth_map

This is the first time Spotify is offering a three-month free offer to users in India. Spotify is giving you more time to fall for its premium service. Spotify Premium is available in India at a starting price of Rs 119 per month. It gives you ample time to test out the service before you commit to coughing up your hard-earned cash. Read More »

Microsoft joins Google, Intel for data protection consortium

perth_map

Data privacy and security is a hot topic of late, thanks in no small part to serious security failings at companies including supposed security specialist Suprema and social networking behemoth Facebook . Microsoft Open Enclave SDK , an open source framework that allows developers to build Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) applications using a single enclaving abstraction. Read More »

Microsoft contractors listened to conversations from Xbox One users

perth_map

Not many people may be using an XBOX Elite controller but when support for such is added to your favorite gaming console, then we pay attention. In a statement to vice, the Redmond-based tech giant reportedly said that they have always been clear about collecting voice data to improve services that are voice-enabled. Read More »

Samsung announces the Galaxy A50s and A30s smartphones with triple-cameras

perth_map

Samsung's Galaxy A30s is built around a 6.4-inch HD+ (720×1560) Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with under-screen fingerprint sensor. The good thing is A30s also has triple rear cameras . It's powered by an octa-core SoC, although Samsung hasn't specified the exact model, and the phone will be available with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM , along with 64GB or 128GB of storage. Read More »

IFTTT has good and bad news about Google’s big Nest migration

perth_map

That newfound closeness is coming at a cost, though: Nest accounts are migrating to Google accounts, and the company is retiring the Works with Nest API, consequently breaking direct IFTTT integration with Nest products. Not all Works with Nest partners might be on board just yet and those might stop working if users jump immediately. Will my Nest devices still work with Alexa if I switch to a Google Account? If we make changes to the existing WWN connections available to you with your ... Read More »

Waze adds YouTube Music to its Audio Player partner line-up

perth_map

Enabling YouTube Music within Waze allows you to conveniently pause/play and skip songs, without leaving the navigation interface, as the player takes on a minimized form and is displayed over the map. YouTube Music Premium subscribers can listen on Waze by opening the Waze app and tapping the music note icon to select YouTube Music as their audio player. Read More »

Google Introduces New Spelling and Grammar Correction Capabilities for Gmail

perth_map

Enough is enough. The big G is now rolling out a new spelling and grammar checker to G Suite customers which will correct you as you type, much as the predictive text feature in Gmail already does. The new feature will be on for you by default that means, it will work for you and help you automatically once the update arrives. The search giant has begun rolling out this feature to Gmail users worldwide and it shall reach out to your device in the next coming weeks. Read More »

Men in Their 20s Arrested for Making Separate Mass Shooting Threats

perth_map

Reardon previously made his ideological leanings clear in a National Geographic documentary about the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. It's unclear whether the man shooting the gun was Reardon or someone else. Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood remarked, "When you look at this kid's background, he is the profile of a shooter", adding, "He lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, he's depressed, he's got the ammunition and he wants to become known for being the most ... Read More »

Motorola Razr Coming In A Couple Of Months Priced At €1,500: Rumor

perth_map

In a bunch of newly-surfaced patents we see a new foldable smartphone with a "sliding mechanism" shown off by Samsung, which the great folks at LetsGoDigital turning them into color renderings. As per the report , Motorola is focussing more on design rather than the performance with its first-ever foldable smartphone. The final Razr foldable design should look pretty close to this renders. Read More »

Yubikey 5Ci Delivers USB-C and Lightning Connectors

perth_map

Yubico said YubiKey 5Ci can be used along with popular password managers such as LastPass and 1Password straight out of the box. The YubiKey 5Ci can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden , Dashlane, Idaptive , LastPass and Okta iOS mobile applications along with additional services accessed through the fearless iOS browser app. Read More »

Ransomware Infects 20+ Local Government Networks in Texas

perth_map

It didn't name the affected agencies or provide details about the attacker's demands. It didn't name the affected agencies or provide details about the attacker's demands. Police, fire and 911 services were not affected and city officials don't believe any credit card or personal information was compromised. Officials have not identified which agencies were booted offline by the attack, but they did say state of Texas systems were not affected and that most of the affected agencies belong to ... Read More »

Android Q is officially named Android 10

perth_map

Possible names for Android Q included Quiche, Quesadilla, and Quinoa but Google has chosen to simplify things drastically this year by officially naming the release Android 10 . Over the history of Android , we've had 1.5 Cupcake, 1.6 Donut, 2.0 Eclair, 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.0 Honeycomb, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4.4 KitKat, 5.0 Lollipop, 6.0 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, 8.0 Oreo, and Android 9 Pie (this last one dropped the decimal point!). Read More »

Google working on Nest Mini, a successor to Google Home Mini

perth_map

I snagged 4 Google Home Minis thanks to an insane Walmart deal, and I also bought a Google Home Hub (now called the Nest Hub) earlier this year. If this is the case, it would be a welcome upgrade because the Google Home Mini doesn't have the greatest sound, so using it to control a better-sounding speaker would be great. Read More »

Apple Card can be damaged by wallets and jeans

perth_map

Apple has published a guide advising customers how to "safely store and carry" their Apple Card. Now Apple has released the Apple Card, a titanium card that purports to be "the first card that actually encourages you to pay less interest". Read More »

Latest iOS Update Devices Vulnerable to Hacking Risk

perth_map

This bug is vulnerable to hacking risk in iOS devices. The work of the security researcher and hacker, Pwn20wnd, with a well-known reputation in developing several iPhone and iPad jailbreaks in the past years, was well done, putting Apple in the corner. Read More »