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PS4 Has Shipped 82.2 Million Units Worldwide

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Operating profit was 195 billion yen ($1.75 billion) in the June quarter, the Tokyo-based company said Tuesday, compared with analysts' average projections for 145.4 billion yen. Sony said separately it bought a 25.1 percent stake in Nile Acquisition LLC from the Estate of Michael Jackson for $287.5 million to make it a wholly owned unit. Read More »

Samsung Posts Galaxy Note 9 Intro a Bit Early, Quickly Pulls It

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However, the internet was quick to notice that the video jumps from Note 5 to Note 8. As per the video, the S-Pen will be a major highlight of the Galaxy Note 9 , something that has already been confirmed by Samsung as well. Also, with less than a week remaining for the launch, some reports have tipped the price of the Galaxy Note 9 . It is possible that in India, the Note 9 will launch with similar prices, although these would be the MRPs and the market operating price (MoP) could be ... Read More »

Motorola Announces Moto Z3 With 5G Mod and Snapdragon 835 SoC

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Moto Z3 specifications Moto Z3 features a 6.01-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes accompanied with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage . Most of the magnetic attachments seemingly boost battery life, but one of the most intriguing accessories is a mod that lets the device tap into the 5G network. Read More »

Set your calendars for August 20th to welcome Android P

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Rumours suggested it's called pistachio, but seeing as how pistachio isn't a dessert or sweet I have my doubts. To recall, Android Nougat final version was released on August 22, while Android Oreo made its debut on August 21 . Devices now part of the Android P Beta Program should get their updates soon after, while we can also expect some devices to release with Android P out-of-the-box in the same time frame. Read More »

Reddit's Been Hacked - Here's How to Check if It Hit You

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Reddit will be resetting the passwords of affected users. The attacker was unable to get write-permissions to Reddit but did manage to obtain read-access to certain site systems. "We learned that SMS-based authentication is not almost as secure as we would hope, and the main attack was via SMS intercept", Reddit founding engineer Christopher Slowe said. Read More »

Enjoy your first glimpse of Black Ops 4's Battle Royale mode

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According to Activision , players will have access to ten specialists, six maps, and six modes. Oh, and if you want to play Blackout , the COD-ified Battle Royale mode, that beta is coming along in September. In addition to fan-favorite modes such as Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy, players will be able to try out Control, a brand-new objective-based mode that has teams alternating between attacking and defending two "static objectives". Read More »

Google Clock can now connect alarms to Spotify

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If you use the Google Clock app for your alarm and have grown exhausted of the standard options to help you wake up or do not forget to do something, then you may be in for a treat with the app's newest addition. You now have the ability to wake up to your favorite music on Spotify , and yes it works for both Free and Premium Spotify users. The feature starts rolling out globally this week. Read More »

Facebook launches tool to tackle social media addiction

Ameet Ranadive , product management director at Instagram, and David Ginsberg , director of research at Facebook, said the tools were created to give users more control over their time. Meanwhile, Instagram recently introduced a feature that informs you when you've seen every new post from the last two days, so you'll know you're caught up and can quit scrolling. Read More »

Google’s Chrome Browser In Daydream VR Headsets Is Finally Here

A unique feature for Daydream users is Chrome's Cinema Mode , which optimizes the quality of web videos to better fit the VR experience, said the post. You just need to update to the latest version of Chrome on Android in Google Play . If you received the update, throw on the headset and give it a shot! The company is adding Chrome web browser to its Daydream VR platform. Read More »

A leaked ad forces DJI to confirm Mavic 2 drone specs

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Little news exists about the Enterprise, speculation around what the payloads shown in the leak may be ranges from a large LED panel to a speaker or a sensor. The "Zoom" version will have a 2x optical zoom lens (24-48mm equiv) and the ability to do dolly zooms . There's no pricing information in the Argos catalog, but we'd be surprised if these new Mavic Pros came in at under $1,000. Read More »

Nvidia confirms GeForce Gaming Celebration event just ahead of Gamescom

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You know, now that Nvidia has officially confirmed it will throw a "GeForce Gaming Celebration" there on Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. PT. Don't worry, it will be livestreamed. That said, Gamescom is the flawless time to reveal new cards and liquidate the current stock with insane Gamescom-themed discounts. At the same time, Nvidia has also unveiled many new game graphics advancements, including adaptive ray tracing rendering techniques and a new Adaptive Temporal Anti-Aliasing that will ... Read More »

EA adds new membership tier to Origin

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Of course, to get such access it's not going to come cheap at all. Ideally, players can pay either $14.99 Dollars a month or pay $99.99 USD for the entire year to the Origin Access Premier subscription service which has some solid perks all year long. Read More »

LG V35 ThinQ Signature Edition Revealed In Korea at a Massive Cost

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The latest device in the company's Signature series is based on the LG V35 flagship which is covered in Zirconium Ceramic, which is resistant to scratches and is used when designing luxury watches. LG allows users to personalize the smartphone by engraving their desired text on to the smartphone. On the front, there's an 8-megapixel camera with an 80-degree wide angle lens. Read More »

Leaked document shows Google's plans for its censored search engine in China

Through the looking glass: Google has had several run-ins with the Chinese government and is finally caving to demands for a heavily restricted search engine . It has reportedly been demonstrated to the Chinese authorities and might see a commercial launch within the next six to nine months. Most of its services are blocked, including Gmail and the Google Play app store . Read More »

Nokia and T-Mobile ink $3.5bn 5G network deal

As part of the deal, Nokia will help build T-Mobile's 5G network by providing technology , software and services. This agreement may be an early sign that there investment in 5G future is now being recognized. It represents one of Nokia's largest contracts to date. T-Mobile CEO John Legere accepts the award for CEO of the Year at the 2018 GeekWire Awards. Read More »

The Galaxy S9 is not selling as well as Samsung hoped

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While the Galaxy Tab S4 is similar to the iPad Pro in may ways, it can't offer millions of applications designed for its large display . Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, has weathered a series of setbacks, including an embarrassing global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 due to exploding batteries in 2016. Read More »

Facebook and Instagram put a bandaid on social media addiction

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The features include daily and weekly data on time spent within each app, a feature for temporarily muting push notifications, and a daily reminder system to notify you when you've hit a self-designated cut-off time for the day. You can also set a daily reminder which notifies you when you have reached the amount of time you have spent on the app on that day. The dashboard is far from flawless - it will only show your daily average for that particular device - but it could give you that ... Read More »

WhatsApp out to make money from business messages

Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp does not have any business model to make money until now. Companies will be able to respond free to questions or comments sent to them on WhatsApp, as long as the responses are fired off within 24 hours. Read More »

Samsung marries new Galaxy Tab S4 with DeX for productivity boost

And the LTE version of this tablet will also be available for purchase starting August 10, 2018 at Verizon. The resolution of the Tab S4 is 2560x1600 whereas the Tab A 10.5 is only 1920x1200. Recording capabilities are up to 30fps 4K. Once in DeX mode, the tablet portrays PC desktop-style user interface, and through a variety of apps optimised for it, then allows the user to enjoy a laptop or hybrid-style experience, with re-sizable windows, right click options, and drag and drop ... Read More »

Samsung Q2 Profit Down, Smartphones Slump

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This could refer to its "foldable" handheld device rumoured for launch in 2019, or the prototype bendable displays, branded Youm, it first showed off in 2013. "We have emphasised more on the camera, which is one of the most used features by millennials today", Sandeep Singh Arora, Vice President, Online Business, Samsung India, said in a statement. Read More »

YouTube on Desktop Now Adapts for Best Viewing Experience

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The streaming service now varies the video size for different aspect ratios, removing black bars on the sides of vertical videos and increasing the height of the video player where necessary. So, it's not the "best viewing experience" that YouTube was aiming for. However, it seems like the actual player UI (e.g. play button, quality toggle) doesn't change much unless you shrink the browser tab/window in question. Read More »

Epic May Offer Fortnite For Android Outside Of Play Store

As xdadevelopers discovered, there's hidden information on the Fortnite Mobile web page suggesting that Epic is planning to bypass the Google Play Store and offer Fortnite for download without it. Doubling down on the good news, Epic Games also, cryptically, tweeted: "For this update, iOS players will encounter a larger than usual update size". Read More »

Google to Android Phone Makers: Don't Go Crazy With the Notches

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Google has noted that there are now 16 Android devices with screen notches from different manufacturers. As a matter of fact, there can be only one notch per short edge, and there can't be multiple cutouts on the same margin. In portrait orientation, "the status bar must extend to at least the height of the cutout", and with the phone in landscape orientation, "the entire cutout area must be letterboxed". Read More »

Motor PB 18 e-tron signals Audi's electric future

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The new Audi is the second electric powered concept to be confirmed for this year's Pebble Beach Car Week, following word from Mercedes-Benz that it intends to reveal a dramatic homage to its earlier streamlined record breakers with a car known to insiders at the Electric Silver Arrows. Read More »

GTX 1180? Nvidia promises 'spectacular surprises' at Gamescom 2018

It'll be interesting to see whether Nvidia will indeed launch the its new GeForce graphics cards during its upcoming event (hopefully the finally do) and to see what those cards are capable of. Again, space is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you and your clan members turn up early to go hands-on with the spectacular PC-powered demos of the most-anticipated, yet-to-be-released games. Read More »

Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales

Samsung has a number of events coming up to launch the watch, the most likely being the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch in NY next week on August 9. As always, Samsung's semiconductor sector performed well as operating profit rose 45 percent YoY to 11.6 trillion won. Companies are increasingly dependent on mobile platforms to power their business operations and to enable a productive workforce-and that means hiring topnotch developers to build the apps they need. Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 Price confirmed in a pre-order poster

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Over the weekend, there was some news about Lazada leaking the price unofficially for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 . But that does not seem to be enough: Galaxy Note 9 should win a version with 512 GB of internal storage, and it will not be cheap at all. Read More »

This week’s Fortnite update is all about explosives

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Fans of the Save the World Mode (yes, battle royale players, they exist) also get a brand-new weapon. It will contain the Guided Missile , as well as a few other tweaks that have yet to be revealed. Epic Games are planning on launching something like it in the future that will be available at all times. An accurate, high-powered, scoped sniper rifle with a single round per magazine that kicks like a mule. Read More »

Digimon Survive is officially coming to the PC in 2019, first screenshots

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Fight to return home from a world of monsters and danger. Digimon Survive is a brand new game in the series that is completely different from the most recent projects. If you're not into the kid-friendly vibe we're getting from upcoming Pokemon RPGs Pokemon Let's Go! The game is labeled as a "survival simulation RPG". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Not Selling as Well as Expected

It is lower than the market consensus of 15.3 trillion won estimated before the announcement . As always, Samsung's semiconductor sector performed well as operating profit rose 45 percent YoY to 11.6 trillion won. The South Korean tech giant has hinted at the phone's long battery, processing speed, and storage through teaser videos . The first, and most prominent, is the Galaxy Note 9 , which was explicitly mentioned (without the number, admittedly). Read More »