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Technology OnePlus 6T: What to expect
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T: What to expect

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 6T . OnePlus also promised that the phone will be able to take high-quality pictures with its cameras, while a new gesture will arrive to the company's gesture-based navigation, a gesture which will allow you to quickly switch between the last two apps.

Technology Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination
Author: 0 Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination

As you probably already know, Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One . It can take a while to get from point A to point B if you limit yourself to only traveling by horses. You can compete in rounds of dominoes with gangmates back at home camp, which is the best place to finish this challenge as the entry fee is only a single dollar.

Technology Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 introduced with no notch and sliding front cameras
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 introduced with no notch and sliding front cameras

You'll find two more 12 MP cameras on the rear, bringing the total up to four. So, the hidden front camera leaves a lot of room for the screen to take over. The system has a life expectancy of 300,000 cycles, at least in lab testing. "Mi MIX 3's patented slider incorporates neodymium magnets that have been carefully calibrated", stated Xiaomi in its announcement.

Technology Huawei launches Mate 20, dubbed 'king of smartphones'
Author: 0 Huawei launches Mate 20, dubbed 'king of smartphones'

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is powered by the Kirin 980 chip, which offers improved performance and a smooth user experience, even after extended use. On the front of the handset there is a 24 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. Google also released a flagship smartphone this year, the Pixel XL 3, but Google hardware is not yet available in SA.

Technology Google's shocking third party charger antics spark fury
Author: 0 Google's shocking third party charger antics spark fury

Google's new Pixel 3 XL smartphone is supposed to be the company's best challenger yet to the iPhone. The tech giant pointed Ars Technica to a Belkin wireless charger that claims it can reach 10W charging speeds with the Pixel 3 , because it was "specifically engineered to optimize performance for" the device.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2 review
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 review

Well Red Dead Redemption 2 might be about the closest you'll get to that outside of going camping in the American Midwest, forgetting your phone and bumbling your way into an Amish community. Parallel to the full game launch, an official companion app has now been announced for iOS and Android devices. You can use the app to read the journal of the game's new hero, Arthur Morgan.

Technology First iPhone XR Hands-On Impressions Go Live on YouTube
Author: 0 First iPhone XR Hands-On Impressions Go Live on YouTube

The sale of the iPhone XR in India will commence on October 26, but pre-ordering the device will help buyers beat the rush on the sale day. What just happened? Apple recently invited select tech editors and influencers to New York City for a hands-on preview of the new iPhone XR , Apple's latest budget-minded smartphone.

Technology Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected
Author: 0 Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected

Apple sent out invitations featuring various artistic takes on its famous fruit-shaped logo, suggesting that the event will highlight the tablet's graphic-design capabilities. Apple will also live stream the presentation. Based on what you've heard and seen of the rumored 2018 iPad Pro lineup so far, are you planning on upgrading when Apple launches them? The new iPad Pro most probably will keep the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes as the predecessor, but everything else will ...

Technology The Pixel 3's Now Playing History is coming to Pixel 2 'soon'
Author: 0 The Pixel 3's Now Playing History is coming to Pixel 2 'soon'

However, consumers on the fence with the latest Google-made devices shouldn't let the existence of the new feature affect their purchase decision; if being able to salvage a mistimed photo is of huge importance to you, Sony's Predictive Capture supported by its recent Android flagships such as the Xperia XZ2 Premium remains a far superior option, both in terms of image quality and reliability.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer is Live, Watch it Right Here
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer is Live, Watch it Right Here

As for the game itself, we've only got a few more days to go before we step into the boots of Arthur Morgan and his adventures with the Van der Linde gang across the Wild West. If you still need to pre-order a copy for yourself ahead of release , you can still head over to Amazon and do so right now . On Rockstar's support page , the developer listed the require install sizes across Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and they're pretty beefy.

Author: 0 IPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression

Instead of just going with traditional news outlets, Apple also gave early iPhone XR units to popular YouTubers, probably in an effort to reach a younger audience. These include US, UK, Canada, China, Australia, and more. If you want to buy the XR SIM-free and spread the cost then you can opt to purchase it through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Programme.

Technology 'We are back,' says YouTube after hours of global outage
Author: 0 'We are back,' says YouTube after hours of global outage

According to a report in the Hindustan Times , in 2008 when YouTube was still at its nascent stage, the video networking platform was cut off for nearly two-thirds of the world following a crackdown by the Pakistan government. In response to the inconvenient down time, YouTube sent out emails to subscribers apologizing and offering a free week of service. The Team YouTube Twitter account quickly acknowledged the outage and said it was working to restore the services.

Technology New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones
Author: 0 New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones

Everyone knew a mega-fine was coming, and since Google basically mints money thanks in part to its lucrative ad business there was no question it would be able to absorb any financial penalty. Many companies have also wrapped their web apps in native containers so they can be distributed via the Microsoft Store and other centralized platforms.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2 Is 60 Hours Long
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 Is 60 Hours Long

Including one on a train where you had to take out a group of bounty hunters. Houser previously clashed with Burt Reynolds, who appeared in 2002's GTA: Vice City, and Public Enemy's Chuck D, from 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . I guess that explains why each NPC has 80-page scripts. The first Red Dead Redemption could be finished in under 13 hours. Insane working schedules, with Houser admitting that the dreaded "crunch" time of Red Dead Redemption 2's development lead some of the ...

Technology Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Release Date Breakdown
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Release Date Breakdown

It's the first time Google has bundled headphones with its Pixel phones - a year ago it only offered the dongle. The new Pixel 3 will also have a spam call-screening feature that can screen suspicious calls and transcribe the message to help you determine whether to block or respond to the call.

Technology Samsung Galaxy A9: monster four-lens camera phone is unleashed
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A9: monster four-lens camera phone is unleashed

Samsung states that the Galaxy A9 will be available in select markets starting from November but did not care to divulge the pricing details right now. Placed at the top is an 8MP Ultra Wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a 120-degree field of view. The bottom lens is for a 5MP depth camera . We loved it on the Galaxy A7 as well and the feeling remains on this device.

Technology Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone
Author: 0 Google reveals Pixel 3, bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone

In the weeks and months leading up to Google's big hardware event on Tuesday , there have seemingly been nonstop leaks about the upcoming products, especially Google's anticipated Pixel 3 . The Google Home Hub is poised to be the Google Home smart speaker with a face - a 7-inch screen, that is. In the performance department, the tablet comes powered by 8th-gen Amber Lake Intel processor, with configurations ranging from Celeron chipset going all the way up to Core i7 CPU.

Technology Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts
Author: 0 Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts

Launched in 2011 after the fall of Google Buzz (Google's 3rd attempt to create a social network ), Google + was the company's last attempt at competing with Facebook ... In a statement to BleepingComputer, a Google Spokesperson said that their Privacy & Data Protection Office felt it was not necessary to disclose as it did not meet the threshold that would warrant it.

Technology Change that embarrassing PlayStation account name starting next year
Author: 0 Change that embarrassing PlayStation account name starting next year

During the preview program, users will be able to change their online ID multiple times. You can't change that after completing the name change, Sony said. Unfortunately, enrollment for PlayStation beta testers is now closed, so you can no longer apply. November 2018 is the planned date for the preview program with a full roll out in "early 2019".

Technology Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Game Streaming Service
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Game Streaming Service

MANILA, Philippines - While Google may have already released details on its game streaming initiative called Project Stream , Microsoft was first to tease the prospect of streaming console games onto other devices back at E3 2018. The ultimate goal is to make streaming available on 4G networks. Microsoft is talking up the future of gaming , and it says in that future you will be able to play any game you want, on any device you have at hand.

Technology Google attempts to undercut Apple’s iPhone XS with cheaper Pixel 3
Author: 0 Google attempts to undercut Apple’s iPhone XS with cheaper Pixel 3

The new Pixel 3 piggybacks on this by offering a second front-facing camera that Google says will replace the selfie-stick, and better low light photography, zoom, depth of field customization, automatic photo-booth features - photo is taken with each facial expression - and the ability to change the timing in case someone blinked.

Technology Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition
Author: 0 Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition

Some users have taken to ripping off the IHS, a process known as delidding, to replace Intel's thermal interface material with liquid metal for better temps. In addition to native USB 3.1 Gen 1 (10 Gbit/s) support, Intel claims the Z390 chipset will sport improved power management for the 8-core processor variants, as well as integrated 802.11 AC connectivity.

Technology Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers
Author: 0 Facebook unveils new Portal smart speakers

Facebook representatives prefer to talk about their "mission" rather than business models and profits, but wireless speakers and video calls are a growing market. However, the second version of Portal - called Portal Plus - is a whole different beast. It is controlled using voice commands, although Facebook has eschewed the personal approach of competitors such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa in favour of a more disembodied presence: users initiate instructions with: "Hey Portal ".

Technology Black Pixel 3 XL shows up in Hong Kong for a review
Author: 0 Black Pixel 3 XL shows up in Hong Kong for a review

When we put Unboxing photos in the limelight, we can see the last final retail box for Google Pixel XL 3, complete with "G" and " Google Pixel 3 XL." branding. It features a shortcut key for accessing Google Assistant . In addition to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, Google will also be unveiling the Google Home Hub , which will compete against the Amazon Echo Show smart speaker .

Technology Google shutting down Google
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Google started an internal project called Strobe in the beginning of 2018 that looked at "third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data" and " privacy controls, platforms where users were not engaging" with APIs due to privacy concerns and other areas where Google policies "should be tightened".

Technology Nokia introduces the True Wireless Earbuds and the Pro Wireless Earphones
Author: 0 Nokia introduces the True Wireless Earbuds and the Pro Wireless Earphones

The Nokia 7 .1 is an incremental upgrade over the Nokia 7, which launched in October 2017. The company claims that the PureDisplay's internal HDR can convert the SDR content into the HDR in real-time. Android One also guarantees better security thanks to the frequent updates and patches beamed directly from Google. Because of this, we have to assume Pie will come shortly after the launch of this phone, and since it is an Android One device, rest assured that it will come in a timely ...

Technology LTE speed tests show the iPhone XS dominates the iPhone X
Author: 0 LTE speed tests show the iPhone XS dominates the iPhone X

In usual waist height and head height drop tests , both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max survived without any problem. However, in a lab comparison of hardware capabilities, PC Magazine had Cellular Insights measure the iPhone XS and competing devices using advanced Rohde & Schwarz measurement equipment, and then factored in real-world results from Ookla's Speedtest database for the week of September 24, 2018.

Technology This is the OnePlus 6T
Author: 0 This is the OnePlus 6T

Speaking of upgrades, the OnePlus 6T is confirmed to get an in-display fingerprint sensor technology in which the fingerprint sensor is placed beneath the screen, allowing the phone to sport a unibody design. The phone has also grown in size compared to its predecessor which is mainly owing to the bigger battery on the OnePlus 6T . Rumours suggest that as far as the design is concerned, the OnePlus 6T will look a lot like the Oppo R17 Pro, which means that the OnePlus phone will come ...

Technology Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 6
Author: 0 Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 6

In a surprising move, Microsoft has said to Digital Trends that there won't be an official live stream of the October 2 (October 3 in Australia) event. There's also a new second-generation Surface Laptop. This 2-in-1 format is aimed at people like doctors, pilots and students who need tablets for note-taking or reading, but a laptop for full functionality.

Technology California governor signs tough net neutrality bill, and Justice Dept. sues
Author: 0 California governor signs tough net neutrality bill, and Justice Dept. sues

The law also marks the latest challenge between Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations. The move prompted an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration. "When the FCC chose to ignore the millions of consumers who urged them not to repeal net neutrality protections a year ago, it left a void that state lawmakers are now rightfully filling", Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for ...

Technology Google Pixel 3 can be used as a home smart display
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 can be used as a home smart display

Google's Pixel phones will, at long last, offer a dual-camera setup. With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL coming out in October we expect Pie to make its debut in the distribution chart by the end of next month. The regular Pixel 3 will have a 5.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p+ resolution, while the Pixel 3 XL features a rather large notch and a larger 6.7-inch display with higher 1440p+ resolution.

Technology Users Complain About Excessive Skin Smoothing On iPhone XS Selfie Camera
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An iPhone seems to be dumb while it's getting charged via its cable. It's something that Lewis Hilsenteger of the popular tech YouTube channel Unbox Therapy pointed out, too. The issue occurs on all of them without discrimination. The iPhone XS Max has crossed the 1 lakh mark in India with its base model priced at Rs 109,900.

Technology OnePlus 6T launch invite and new pics leak
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T launch invite and new pics leak

All OnePlus smartphones always come with a headphone jack included and the OnePlus 6T would be their first device to push audio physically via the USB-C port. The new notch is comparable to the ones in the OPPO R17 and F9 series. This upcoming smartphone is likely to be running on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is coupled with the Adreno 630 GPU.

Technology Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent
Author: 0 Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent

Matthew Green spotted that Google was logging them into Chrome without their knowledge. Signing into Chrome can be done at any time, but typically occurs during the Chrome setup process. Signing into a Google service, by itself, does not do that, she added . Despite the fact that this arrangement refresh may fulfill a few attorneys in Google's comfortable workplaces, this does not address the issue that Google has changed a Chrome include without telling clients, and that adjustment may ...

Technology Fortnite V5.40 Adds Suave Suits and Grappling Guns
Author: 0 Fortnite V5.40 Adds Suave Suits and Grappling Guns

Players also have the option to get the Ace outfit, Swag Bag back bling and 600 V-Bucks if they buy the Ace Pack. Version 5.40 introduces "High Stakes", a limited-time event where teams of four players duke it out while searching for special Jewels hidden in safes scattered across the map, then find a van for the Getaway win.

Technology Now Google search results to soon look like your social media feed
Author: 0 Now Google search results to soon look like your social media feed

Google also says they will using information in the Knowledge Graph they maintain for each user to help serve up information that they deem is appropriate for your skill level on any given topic. Google Search turned 20 this week and as part of the milestone, the company introduced a slew of changes which are set to change the way we see search results.

Author: 0 Oculus Won't Lock You Out Of Games With Future Headsets

The display resolution is said to be 1600×1440 - Oculus' blog post refers to the Quest as using the same "best-of-class" optics as the Oculus Go , but this may refer to the lenses, not the actual per-eye resolution. We'll believe it when we see it. Rift games won't be automatically coming to Oculus, but supposedly porting Quest games to Rift will be as simple as a one-touch button press, with no need for ports or other optimization.

Technology Apple Watch Series 4 unboxing and first impressions
Author: 0 Apple Watch Series 4 unboxing and first impressions

According to an Apple support page spotted by a Reddit user, the Fall Detection feature is enabled automatically if you have set your age as 65 years or older on the Apple Watch or in the Health app . Don't try to deliberately fall over on a hard surface just to test the Fall Detection feature because it's turned off for most users by default. Anyway, the test shows that the device doesn't always detect hard falls accurately.

Technology Amazon looks to make Alexa more personal and conscientious
Author: 0 Amazon looks to make Alexa more personal and conscientious

The speaker will most likely go on sale next month. Also new are the Echo Link and Echo Link Amp , devices created to play nicely with existing sound systems. Amazon , however, says its product will stand out thanks to a streamlined process that should make setting up these devices much easier. The countertop Echo Show has a new look.

Technology Amazon Echo Sub initial review: Getting serious about sound
Author: 0 Amazon Echo Sub initial review: Getting serious about sound

Alexa is also busting out of the Echo speakers' curved plastic casing-and will now respond directly to commands on a new $60 (around ₹4,300) AmazonBasics-branded microwave oven . More than 15 global automakers, including General Motors, Hyundai, and Nissan, have added Alexa skills for their cars, according to Amazon . After all, a device that can listen to you inside your home all the time should cause some concern.

Technology Huawei trolls Apple, gifts iPhone buyers free power banks
Author: 0 Huawei trolls Apple, gifts iPhone buyers free power banks

The 18 new iPhones were valued at over $18,000. The iPhone XS Max starts at Rs 1,09,900 and also will be available by end of this month. They said it's the right time for an upgrade. Again, the Plus version has a larger screen and a second lens. But it's hard to shake the feeling that the device is big just to be big. The XS Max battery uses two cells and has a larger 12.08 Wh capacity.