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Sony Japan Is Finally Saying Goodbye To The PS2

Luckily, as consoles go out of official support, demand for unofficial support rises and things like online fix services and DIY toolkits are reliable options for keeping those old consoles alive. Those who did not register online prior had until August 31 to send their consoles in. The PlayStation 2, first released in 2000, is the world's most successful console, having sold more than 150 million units worldwide. Read More »

Huawei teases EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie

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Like Samsung, Huawei has two flagship smartphones: The P series and the Mate series. We were told at our briefing of Huawei's targeting of the younger "selfie generation" with this phone, and the quality of those front cameras, coupled with an 81% screen-to-body ratio, proves that intent even at first glance. Read More »

Microsoft Plans Revamp for Android, iOS and Web Versions of Skype

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Microsoft is redesigning Skype's interface for both mobile and desktop, eliminating the less used features on the app and simplyfying its core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. "We looked at how people use Skype apps, performing extensive testing across global markets and building prototypes to test new concepts", says Skillman. Read More »

Apple to launch iPhone XS, Apple watch 4 series in Sept

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As August's heat beings to chill, Apple is intent on keeping the rest of summer ablaze with its next big iPhone event set for September 12. Furthermore, similar to 2017's iPhone X , it seems Apple may get rid of the Home Button on these new iPad Pros, which would allow the company to create a slimmer, near-bezel-less display with rounded corners. Read More »

Google's Pixel Watch is not going to launch in 2018

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Shortly after taking photos of the Pixel 3 XL , the Lyft driver reportedly got ahold of the handset's owner and returned the device. In 2010, an Apple employee lost the prototype of the iPhone 4 in a bar. The Lyft driver, referred to by Android Police as Anonymous Alligator initially thought that his own Pixel 2 XL had somehow fallen back, but quickly realized it was the 3 XL after seeing the notch and Google logo on the back. Read More »

Quantum Break, MC Collection, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The headline title is Halo : The Master Chief Collection , which includes upgrades and remastered versions of four Halo games including Halo : Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 , and Halo 4 . Both the plans as two years of Gold and Game pass , and every payment plan has a validity of 24 months, at no additional cost and 0% after plan renewal charges. Read More »

Google's Titan Security Key is now on sale for $50

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Google recently made headlines when the company revealed that it had prevented its own employees from falling victim to phishing attacks by switching from two-factor authentication (2FA) to physical USB-based Security Keys . A USB-A to USB-C adapter is also included. For more detailed information about the Titan Security Key (and an in-depth explanation of the advantages of a hardware security key), keep an eye out for our upcoming review. Read More »

Google Assistant is now bilingual and no need to change settings

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While great on paper, the feature does require users to select two supported languages and at least at launch, the range isn't exactly large with support for only English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese. Google plans on "expanding to more languages in the coming months". Conversely, you can say-"Hey Google, jour des chansons par Ed Sheeran"-and that will work too". Read More »

Firefox will protect your privacy by blocking cross-site tracking by default

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In current Firefox releases, in common with rival web browsers, there's a system for both flagging that you do not wish to be tracked across the web - a technique advertisers use to see what pages you visit and thus what products or services you may wish to buy - and for actively blocking such tracking, the latter aimed primarily at those who ignore the largely-voluntary former. Read More »

Apple reports its first self-driving auto crash

The accident happened at about 3 p.m.as the Apple vehicle had slowed and was waiting for a safe gap in traffic to complete the merge, the report said. One of the self-driving vehicles that Apple has been testing out in the form of a Lexus SUV was involved in an accident. Self-driving cars are becoming more and more visible. Read More »

Huawei embraces sliding phones with Honor Magic 2

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With AI motion detection and intelligent recognition, snapshots using the 16MP front camera are now easier than ever before. By harnessing the power of GPU Turbo (exclusive to Honor phones), Honor Play is built for demanding, next-gen gaming. Read More »

IFA 2018: BlackBerry opt for affordable with the KEY2 LE

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BlackBerry did add some system updates, even though. Today TCL and BlackBerry announced the new more affordable midrange KEY 2 LE at IFA 2018 . The handset will be reaching the shelves by next month. This new addition to the KEY smartphone line-up offers three colour variants - Slate, Champagne and Atomic - while keeping with the KEY2 design evolution which includes minimised screen bezels and a redesigned chassis for a more modern look and feel. Read More »

Sony's latest wireless headphones cut out transport hum and city bustle

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Sony also took the wraps off a new and improved edition of its premium 1000X series noise-cancelling headphones. Aside for the noise cancellation improvements, Sony has made changes to the audio quality, using a Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm to improve the range, working alongside a 40mm driver made to handle high-res audio. Read More »

Sony CEO on Crossplay Policy: PlayStation Is the Best Place to Play

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Sadly, Sony hasn't come down to reality and is now spouting gibberish about why Fortnite on PS4 doesn't allow for play with different networks. "But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience". Read More »

Huawei announces Mate 20 Lite, coming September 5

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During his keynote, Yu confirmed that the event would be held October 16 in London and introduce the Mate 20 series , which will run on the new processor. The Kirin 980 also rethinks architecture in the name of efficiency, ditching the traditional dual-cluster strategy for a three-layer approach to computing. Read More »

Air Canada app data breach may have involved passport data

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The firm began notifying the affected users, which represent 1% of its total global app user profiles, on Wednesday and claimed it was confident the incident hasn't affected others. Air Canada's disclosure follows other major breaches on the aviation industry, which like most of the transport sector, is struggling to catch up to the digital world and the inherent risks that online connectedness can pose. Read More »

Baidu joins China's cryptocurrency blockade party

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Among the forums taken down are " Digital Currency Bar" and " Virtual Currency Bar". Searching for those keywords also triggers a statement on the forum that reads, "This forum is temporarily closed due to relevant laws, regulations , and policies". Read More »

New Pixel 3 Leak Reveals A Smaller Notchless Phone

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Google will also continue to compete against Apple and Samsung in the premium market space through its high-end Pixel smartphones, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL placed in the Rs 70,000-Rs 85,000 range, the report adds. The smartphone appears to have a glossy finish and long volume rocker and power button. Along with the images of the phone, the leaker was kind enough to post screenshots of the phone's alleged specifications. Read More »

Eminem Drops Surprise Album 'Kamikaze' - Stream & Download!

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The album is available to stream in full below via Apple Music and Spotify. The cover art appears to be an homage to Beastie Boys' 1986 classic License To Ill . " Kamikaze also features contributions from Royce Da 5'9", Joyner Lucas and Jessie Reyez, and contains references to Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lil Yachty, Mike Pence and more. Read More »

Free Xbox One Games With Gold For September 2018 Revealed

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Do keep in mind that you still have a few days to grab some of the games from last month's lineup , before they get rotated out. Somehow it is already almost September, and that means the next batch of free Games With Gold titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be available very soon. Read More »

September’s free PlayStation Plus games feature some big names

Will you be playing Destiny 2 via PS Plus today? This is a bit of a surprise, given that Destiny 2 released just under a year ago. You can subscribe to PlayStation Plus via this link . God of War III Remastered may actually be my personal pick of the month, however. Both of these games will be available for the PS4. This DLC will add a whole lot of new content to the game and expand on the story further with new quests. Read More »

Lego Built a Full-Size Bugatti Chiron That Actually Drives

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Motorvation is provided by 2304 power function motors, 4032 Lego Tchnic gear wheels and 2016 cross axles, for an estimated total of 3.9kW and 92Nm, and it has a top speed of a little more than 20km/h. "It's a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention". Former Le Mans victor Andy Wallace was the first to test drive the vehicle in June. Read More »

IPhone XS set for 12th September launch

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Ahead of Apple's now-confirmed fall event on september 12 at which the iPhone maker will show off new models of its flagship product, there's apparently a big wave of upgrades coming from users eager to switch out their current device for one of Apple's newest handsets. Read More »

HTC U12 Life is a Slick Looking Mid-Ranger That's Priced Well

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The phone comes with a 6.00-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. It comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5 .0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The HTC U12 Life in comparison is more basic, although still packs plenty of everyday smarts. Read More »

Sony unveils the Xperia XZ3 with a Bravia OLED display

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The new smart user interface with side sense AI allows one-handed screen navigation. The Xperia XZ3 boasts a six-inch display the Japanese technology firm says can display "more vibrant colours " and higher quality images by leveraging the award-winning OLED technology found in the high-end Bravia TV line. Read More »

Google's Phone app is getting a dark mode as well

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Lastly, Google claims that Duo has the best image quality and connection reliability of any video calling app, which may be surprising until you consider that they've been doing streaming optimizations on YouTube for years . This is important as many people prefer tablets over phones for making video calls. Duo supports high-quality video and voice calls across multiple platforms and is now the default video call application across many Android devices. Read More »

Altice, Dish urge US to intervene in T-Mobile-Sprint deal

T-Mobile US Inc.'s proposed $26.5 billion purchase of Sprint Corp . would cost jobs, threaten competition and may not speed the arrival of advanced 5G networks, the Communications Workers of America said in a filing. The merger would shrink the wireless market to three big players from four, reducing competition. "T-Mobile and Sprint have led the way in offering wireless products and service options that are more appealing to lower-income consumers, including no contract plans, ... Read More »

Nintendo Mobile RPG ‘Dragalia Lost’ Gets September Launch Date

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Dragalia Lost , Nintendo's first original IP mobile game is coming soon to U.S., Japan, Hong Kong and Macau. Battles are performed in real time to keep players in the action, dragging their fingers on the screen to move their characters, tapping or holding to engage with various attacks and flicking along the screen to dodge. Read More »

Apple to hold fall 2018 iPhone reveal event on September 12th

During the 2017 event, just the Steve Jobs Theatre and the Apple Store below were ready. Beyond the iPhones , Apple is also planning new Macs, Apple Watches, and iPad Pros for debut this year . Rumors and reports regarding all three iPhone models have been piling up for months, and were seemingly confirmed by a Bloomberg report at the beginning of the week. Read More »

Now, create personalised stickers from selfies using Gboard’s new feature

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Minis for Gboard is an evolution of the selfie stickers feature originally launched for Google's Allo chat app in Would possibly per chance 2017. According to Engadget who seems to have been given the inside scoop, the set will take "into account various characteristics like your skin tone, hair color and style, eye color, face shape and facial hair". Read More »