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A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL

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This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Google has precise guidelines for how Android P should support notch design. The latest one in the order of leaks has to be the one about Google Pixel Slate . The accessory has four pogo pins for connectivity and data transfer. The keyboard comes with a dedicated button for Google Assistant and can wrap around the whole tablet like a case when not being used. Read More »

Facebook announces Portal and Portal

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Facebook has also said that it's incorporating AR effects into the new video calling devices, with "Story Time" created to bring bedtime stories to life with colorful visuals and custom sound effects. The company worked with a United States film director in order to make the camera movements feel natural, said Nick Fell, marketing director for the Portal team. Read More »

Google+ Shutting Down Because It Isn’t Worth Maintaining

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The enterprise version of Google + is to continue. Shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc, were down 2.6% following the news. According to Google , data that may have potentially been disclosed only includes "static, optional Google + Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age". Read More »

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Label Set to Finish Telltale's The Walking Dead

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When Telltale announced the "majority studio closure ", it seems likely that some of the affected staffers on The Walking Dead team sought other work. In the wake of the layoffs, game workers rallied behind the hashtag #TelltaleJobs to try to help ex-employees land on their feet, so it's not clear how many will be available (or willing) to return to complete The Walking Dead . Read More »

Microsoft Announce Project xCloud, Streaming Games To Console, PC, And Mobile

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The company plans to start public trials of Project xCloud sometime in 2019. The key to offering a good service like this is, of course, the catalog, and an entire platform is being created to allow developers to "be able to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games across all devices on Project xCloud with no additional work". Read More »

Hey, Here's the Google Pixel Slate

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So, let's take a look at what are to expect from tomorrow as the event takes off. Somehow, the official announcement of Google Pixel Slate will be held on October 9. According to 9to5Mac, the smaller Pixel 3 has slim bezels around the display, front facing speakers, and two front-facing cameras. There have also been talks about a 4K screen on the new Pixelbook . Read More »

Amazon's Alexa app looks totally different now and we love it

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With the Amazon Echo and Amazon's Alexa assistant, you can ask questions, listen to music, get news and weather info, and control smart home products. Amazon has not announced a date for the Android version, but the company hasn't officially announced the new app yet, possibly because they'll wait until the majority of new app features and versions for both major mobile OSs are ready. Read More »

Pixel 3 Leak Flaunts Pinkish 'Sand' Color: Launching on October 9

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As we await the anticipated launch of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Verizon has halted sales for the Pixel 2 on its website. We're also getting additional details about the Pixel 3 XL thanks to a United Kingdom-based carrier. Other specs, were fetched using third-party apps reveal, which reveal that the device is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and features a screen resolution of 2960x1440 pixels. Read More »

Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event

We are a week away from Google's October event and thanks to some unofficial leaks over the past couple of months, we have seen quite a bit of what might be announced. The squeeze feature will make a comeback from the Pixel 2 and a new gesture of putting the phone on its face will allow users to silence notifications. Read More »

Facebook hoax hitting inboxes telling users their accounts been cloned

You weren't. It's bogus. Have you, like everyone else on Facebook, been encountering an abundance of messages about possible hacks in the past day? The messages begin with "Hi...." "Hi ... If you want to check if your Facebook account has been hacked you'll firstly want to make sure that you can still login. Facebook really did fess up to a "security issue" a couple of weeks ago, and noted that nearly 50 million accounts may have been affected by it. Read More »

Google Pixel Slate Images Leak

It also compares the camera samples of the Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max. Folks at Engadget got hold of one of the units for an early hands-on . The Pixel 3 XL has a 15cm screen, 128GB storage capacity, and a Snapdragon 845 chipset, as well as four gigabytes of RAM (though Lai noted the possibility of a premium version with six gigabytes). Read More »

Facebook wants to use your Instagram location history for targeted ads

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If you fear that Facebook will turn Instagram into a cash machine now that the Instagram creators are out the door, then you'll want to make sure you're in control of the way Instagram handles your data . This might be the first step to link both the apps in a manner that poses a risk to users' privacy . But since Location History is not visible to other users, it is exempt from the agreement. Read More »

Apple's proprietary software is blocking third parties from repairing Macs

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However, Apple is not happy about this unauthorised repairs and now Mac devices will require a proprietary software called Service Toolkit 2. According to internal documents acquired by Motherboard , which were sent to Apple authorized service center last month, the computers will need to run proprietary system configuration software by Apple after certain parts are replaced. Read More »

Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides

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Google Assistant on your Android or iOS phone will now be able to help you book a taxi via Uber or Ola in India with a simple voice command. If you're new to these services, you may see a message within Maps that lists some discounts offered by Google, such as GMAPS50 for Lyft , which gives you $5 off your first 10 rides, and GMAP, which makes your first Uber ride free (up to $15). Read More »

Samsung Electronics says third quarter operating profit likely hit record high

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Local analysts estimate Samsung earned around 2.3 trillion won in operating profit from the IT and mobile division, which marks a sharp drop from around 3.3 trillion won posted in the same period past year. In addition to smartphones, OLED displays, and memory chips, the company has its tentacles spread into televisions, washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, IoT devices, and more. Read More »

Playstation Network might finally allow players to change their usernames

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Are you getting a little exhausted of your PSN username you rattled off at 2 in the morning a decade ago? One of the most-requested features from PlayStation owners has been the ability to change their PlayStation Network ID. If you're wondering why it's necessary for studios to spend so much time altering their games in order to accommodate what seems to be a simple feature. Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 update has a nasty surprise for users

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In the latter case, the user was advised to roll back their PC to before the installation of the October 2018 Update , which they did, but to no avail - the files still remained missing. It's not yet clear how widespread the issue is, but it's significant enough that Microsoft has halted the rollout of the October 2018 Update . The company plans to update the support article when rollouts will resume. Read More »

You can buy a Google Pixel 3 XL days before its launch

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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones are scheduled to be unveiled on 9th of October and both the handsets will also go for pre-orders on the same day. The retail does not share much "insight" on the Pixel 3 XL's specifications, except for a 6.3-inch display and 128GB of internal storage. This keyboard has round keys and a dedicated Google Assistant button. Read More »

Netflix viewing eats up world's data

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In its Global Internet Phenomena Report , Sandvine said that Netflix's usage levels make it the No. 1 worldwide application for downstreaming content. "If people can't get the content they want because they have to have multiple subscriptions or if it comes out a day later in their region and they don't want to see spoilers online, they resort to piracy", said Mr Cullen. Read More »

LG unveils its latest flagship smartphone featuring five cameras

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The company is yet to announce details regarding the global availability of the device. Let's delve into the technical specifications and features of this device. The V40 ThinQ , which comes in gray, blue and red, features a 6.4-inch display that delivers vibrant and remarkable clarity, LG said. It is an OLED panel with QHD resolution and also features support for HDR10. Read More »

Nintendo patents case that turns phone into a working Gameboy

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Nintendo already offers a range of emulated Game Boy games for download on the 3DS, and numerous games are still perfectly playable today. Functionality provided by the new case relies upon conductive buttons and a conductive sheet being used within the design, necessary to pass on the user input to the screen. Read More »

Twitter brings data saving mode to Mobile

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According to 9to5Mac, the new feature, called Data Saver, can be found on an option in Twitter's settings. When enabled, the data saver stops videos from autoplaying and images will initially load in lower quality. Twitter has also released a few more minor improvements. In case, while browsing, the user needs to view a particular image in high definition, he can tap on the hamburger menu on the top of the screen and change the settings for that specific picture by selecting "Load High Quality". Read More »

Net Neutrality Fight Begins

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The federal government seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against the State of California on the grounds that SB 822 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution. "These theories do not appear to satisfy the test for a preliminary injunction ". The four industry groups filing the lawsuit were USTelecom , CTIA , NCTA , and the ACA - groups which represent telecom corporations like AT&T; Verizon Wireless; Charter ... Read More »

IPhone XS Max Camera Ranked Below Huawei P20 Pro

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Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are powered by the A12 Bionic chip with a 7 nm design, which allows for more than 6 billion transistors on the processor. The review also praises the camera's Smart HDR feature, which produces "very good target exposure and a wide dynamic range in all conditions". He's also pointed out that shooting in RAW on iPhone XS results in not so great images, and iPhone X performs better. Read More »

Google’s New App Lets You Use Your Android Device Hands

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The elements that can be tapped on the screen are overlaid with small numerals, which can be used to call out any number which will mimic a tap. When you download the Voice Access app, an icon will appear on your smartphone screen. Google notes Voice Access provides more fine-grain controls than other voice commands you might be using on your phones . This will open up the app you chose to open with the help of " open " command. Read More »

LG V40 ThinQ is a flagship smartphone tuned by Meridian Audio

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LG has chose to include three horizontally-placed rear-facing cameras on the V40 ThinQ: a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. It also comes with an unique Triple Shot feature that stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing. Read More »

The most dangerous celebrity online

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No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. The company used its own site ratings to compile the celebrity list and used searches on Google, Bing and Yahoo. Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, said in a statement hackers often lean on an internet user's curiosity about celebrities to feed links to malicious websites hoping they will click on them. Read More »

China 'put tiny chips in U.S. computers to steal tech secrets'

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If this report is true, why would Amazon and Apple deny it? Apple has issued strong denials of the report, stating: "We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg's reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed". Read More »

All games that support Nintendo Switch Online

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That aside, some games will remain incompatible with cloud saves. At one point a Nintendo rep indicated that there would be some sort of grace period of "at least a week", but this wasn't confirmed by higher-ups at the time. The situation has since been clarified, with Nintendo now stating that cloud saves will be kept for 180 days after a subscription ends. Ubisoft has announced two video games coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall in the form of and as either as standalone ... Read More »

LG V40 ThinQ's penta camera setup details leaked in promos particulars

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This would result in a trio of a normal lens, another wide angle and the last one with a long focus to allow an optical zoom. In addition to triple cameras at the back, the V40 ThinQ comes with dual cameras on the front. Looking at this trend this year, don't be surprised by seeing phones in 2019 with more than two cameras on the rear. Besides that, there are five camera lenses teased at the end of the video, which is obviously pointing out that the V40 will have 5 cameras in total. Read More »