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AT&T Becomes First Telecom Operator to Accept Bitcoin AT&T Becomes First Telecom Operator to Accept Bitcoin
- May 26, 2019

According to the announcement, the USA phone company now allows its customers to pay their phone bills online using crypto. Customers can use the AT&T online platform and their accounts to select Bitpay as an option to pay their bills. The company will use BitPay as crypto payment platform, according to company's press-release. Despite its volatility, a number of companies have started accepting payments in the form of Bitcoin, the most popular of all cryptocurrencies. (more...)
Meet 'Digit', the walking robot for Ford self-driving vans Meet 'Digit', the walking robot for Ford self-driving vans
- May 26, 2019

The robot can, for example, collect parcels from a driverless autonomous vehicle and deliver them to the homes of end clients. Digit is capable of lifting packages that weigh up to 18 kilograms, can walk up and down stairs and through uneven terrain, while maintaining its balance after being bumped, Ford said. (more...)
Call of Duty: Mobile's Battle Royale mode specifics revealed by Activision Call of Duty: Mobile's Battle Royale mode specifics revealed by Activision
- May 26, 2019

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota also played the game at a private event, and would refer to the game as Modern Warfare 4 during a Fortnite stream with Nickmerks . But, then, games are often weird. "No Russian" was a mission from Modern Warfare 2 , in which the player controls undercover Central Intelligence Agency agent, Joseph Allen, who participates in the mass shooting of civilians at an airport, in an effort to cement his place in a Russian terrorist group. (more...)
Nintendo Releases Mario Kart Tour Beta for Android Nintendo Releases Mario Kart Tour Beta for Android
- May 25, 2019

Also known as loot boxes, it nudges players to spend real money for more opportunities to unlock the racer they want.Investors will likely celebrate the money-heavy design but gamers are voicing displeasure on social media. While Mario Kart Tour isn't completely devoid of paid time savers - it does have a stamina system after all - it never feels like your session ends abruptly. (more...)
Water Is Wet: 3 New iPhone Models Water Is Wet: 3 New iPhone Models "Confirmed" By Apple
- May 25, 2019

The company informed the CMA, the British market authority, about this. The contract dictates that Apple has to be clearer with their customers about device battery health and performance. The tech giant signed an agreement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a United Kingdom watchdog, that it would be "clearer and more upfront" with users in the future. (more...)
The OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera can still do Face Unlock The OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera can still do Face Unlock
- May 25, 2019

A lot of early adopters complained on OnePlus' forums about the overall camera quality and a company's representative assured that the developers team is working on a camera fix that should be delivered as early as next week. OnePlus , which has already addressed some of those complaints with day one software updates , plans more updates that will address specific concerns among its users. (more...)
How to Order Food From Google Search Without a Delivery App How to Order Food From Google Search Without a Delivery App
- May 25, 2019

Now, when you search for restaurants in either Maps or Search, you can place an order with a new " Order Online " button. When reordering, you wholly interact and stay within the Google Assistant as you browse and confirm payment details. (more...)
Google Duplex AI Reservation Service Still Relies Heavily On Human Handlers Google Duplex AI Reservation Service Still Relies Heavily On Human Handlers
- May 25, 2019

That suggests that around 60% of calls are fully autonomous, however, in the New York Times' tests, three of the four successful bookings were completed with some level of human interaction. But there is also another side to consider: the human receiving the call from Duplex . In an instance where a Duplex reservation was placed at the Bowl'd Korean Restaurant in Albany, the Duplex AI caller mimicked human speech patterns with pauses and "ums" and even managed to deftly dance around ... (more...)
Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders
- May 25, 2019

In the Best Buy message regarding the pre-order cancelations, the retailer makes it clear that Samsung hasn't provided it with any new information on the Fold's release date. "We are working closely with all of our distribution partners, including Best Buy, to deliver the Galaxy Fold to customers as quickly as possible". (more...)
Oneplus 7 & Oneplus 7 Pro: Oneplus Has Really Outdone Themselves This Time!!! Oneplus 7 & Oneplus 7 Pro: Oneplus Has Really Outdone Themselves This Time!!!
- May 25, 2019

The US will not be receiving the OnePlus 7 with OnePlus believing that the OnePlus 6T and its new lower price suiting the US market alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro . For context, the Samsung Galaxy s10 , iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 XL and Huawei Mate 20 Pro all have a display refresh rate of 60Hz. The unlocked OnePlus 7 Pro sold by OnePlus is compatible with T-Mobile LTE bands 2/4/5/12/66/71. (more...)
Huawei gets double bad news from SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance Huawei gets double bad news from SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance
- May 25, 2019

It looks like the association, that was established for the goal of setting memory card standards and promoting SD memory card related technologies, has unceremoniously removed Huawei from their list of member companies . The SD Association , a trade group that decides standardized specs for microSD and SD cards, has blacklisted Huawei. Nothing will happen to existing products, but future smartphones and laptops won't be able to employ the universal portable storage standard, leading ... (more...)
Xiaomi reveals Redmi 7A ahead of the official launch on May 28 Xiaomi reveals Redmi 7A ahead of the official launch on May 28
- May 25, 2019

It was launched in Matte Black and Blue colours. Furthermore, the handset will be powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 1GB or 2GB of RAM and Adreno 308 GPU. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery and offer dual 4G, VoLTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System as connectivity options. (more...)
Is this what the Galaxy Note 10 will look like? Is this what the Galaxy Note 10 will look like?
- May 25, 2019

If the report is believed to be true, then Samsung fans must have to wait for a couple of months more to witness Samsung's first 64MP camera smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy A70S . In addition to the 64 MP camera sensor , the Galaxy A70s is likely to have similar specifications as the original device. Another rumour which may not please fans of the Note series is that Samsung may not be including many radical updates to its camera. (more...)
WhatsApp will have in-app ads starting next year WhatsApp will have in-app ads starting next year
- May 25, 2019

Back in January past year, Facebook made the headlines for testing the feature to share Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Status updates . WhatsApp confirmed that ads were coming months ago , so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. (more...)
PS5's Lack Of Load Time Has Gamers Salivating PS5's Lack Of Load Time Has Gamers Salivating
- May 25, 2019

In addition to the all new AMD CPU and GPU, Playstation system architect Mark Cerny also said to Wired that the console would include a next-gen SSD providing much faster loading times. A slide from the Sony Interactive Entertainment presentation providing details of the PS5 from IR 2019. Excellent content? That sure sounds like jaw-dropping PS5 games to us here at T3. (more...)
DOJ Should Follow Staff Recommendation, Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger DOJ Should Follow Staff Recommendation, Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
- May 24, 2019

While Pai's backing is important, further steps remain. The New York Times reported that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pledged his support on Monday after the carrier agreed to a series of "significant commitments", which included expanding rural broadband service, building a robust 5G network, and selling off the Sprint-owned Boost Mobile prepaid cell service. (more...)
Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says United Nations report Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says United Nations report
- May 24, 2019

The whole report is titled " I'd blush if I could ", a reference to the nearly flirtatious response Siri would give a user if they said , "Hey Siri , you're a bitch". However, as Business Insider reported last September, Amazon chose a female-sounding voice because market research indicated it would be received as more "sympathetic" and therefore more helpful. (more...)
Amazon is working on a wearable that will read your emotions Amazon is working on a wearable that will read your emotions
- May 24, 2019

Eventually, the device may even advise users on "how to interact more effectively with others". A beta testing program is reportedly underway, but it's not clear whether the project, code-named Dylan, will ever become a commercial device or exactly how far along the project is in its development, reported Bloomberg . (more...)
Instagram influencers' privates exposed thanks to leaky AWS database Instagram influencers' privates exposed thanks to leaky AWS database
- May 24, 2019

This time its an Instagram Data Leak and responsible party is an Indian Company based out of Mumbai caused the leak of nearly 50 million Instagram users that mostly include celebrities or high profile individuals also known as Influencers. (more...)
Playdate is one very adorable handheld gaming system Playdate is one very adorable handheld gaming system
- May 24, 2019

What stands out the most about the Playdate is that there is a crank on the right side of the system. Even with such a stellar pedigree, all new hardware needs new software to make it attractive. Given that Playdate has been four years in the making, we're excited to see where Panic can go with their new toy. The console is designed for single-player gaming and as of yet has no multi-player component. (more...)
Fierce competition forces Sony Mobile to exit Indian market Fierce competition forces Sony Mobile to exit Indian market
- May 24, 2019

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida talked about the company's recent progress and strategy for all of their business for the next fiscal year, i.e FY2020. As Sony aims to make the business profitable next financial year, it ceased production at its Beijing plant and streamlined some sales operations globally. (more...)
Mobile version of 'League of Legends' reportedly in the works Mobile version of 'League of Legends' reportedly in the works
- May 24, 2019

The report says that work on the game has been underway for a year, but you still shouldn't expect the League of Legends mobile version release date to come in 2019. The western release, " Arena of Valor ", has not been as successful, though. A mobile " League of Legends " would also allow Tencent and Riot to organize more worldwide competitions. (more...)
Valve Releases Steam Chat Application For iOS And Android Platforms Valve Releases Steam Chat Application For iOS And Android Platforms
- May 24, 2019

Speaking of group chats , you can organize them while in the app to make sure you can keep in touch with all your friends on Steam while you're away from your computer. The new Steam Chat app is here. One thing that is unfortunately not available right now is voice chat. The previous one, Steam Link app , was long awaited by Steam users since it allowed them to stream Steam games from their desktop PC to other devices like iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. (more...)
TSMC Says It’s Not Impacted By U.S. Ban Against Huawei TSMC Says It’s Not Impacted By U.S. Ban Against Huawei
- May 24, 2019

An Arm internal memo leaked to the Beeb instructed all employees to cease "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei and made it clear that this was as a direct result of the recent U.S. Much would depend on whether the ARM business collaboration suspension would be temporary, or if it stretches for a long period of time. Taiwan Mobile said it would not sell the latest Huawei phones, because they are not compatible with Google apps. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks in new red-hot color scheme Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks in new red-hot color scheme
- May 23, 2019

The firmware version of this first software update to Samsung Galaxy A70 is of version number A705GMDDU1ASE4 / A705GMODM1ASE4 / A705GMDDU1ASE4. "This is the most anticipated device Samsung has ever launched in Australia as it combines additions to our wonderful Galaxy range but also opens the door to the opportunities that 5G experiences will bring people in future". (more...)
'Game of Thrones' finale sets record of highest viewership 'Game of Thrones' finale sets record of highest viewership
- May 23, 2019

George R.R. Martin attends the LA Special Screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Tolkien" at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. on May 8, 2019. And just like the warring factions on " Game of Thrones ", the last season saw fans arguing among themselves and arguing against the show runners. "I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget". (more...)
OnePlus 7 Pro Becomes 'Fastest Selling Ultra-Premium Smartphone on Amazon India' OnePlus 7 Pro Becomes 'Fastest Selling Ultra-Premium Smartphone on Amazon India'
- May 23, 2019

At the launch , Honor revealed that the Honor 20 Pro managed to achieve a score of 111 on popular image quality rating website DXOMark . The Honor 20 series launch event in India will take place on June 11, Tuesday. At the back, Honor 20 Series comes with a V-shaped color gradient with a gleaming effect. On paper, the Honor 20 Pro promises to offer stellar performance in low light as it has the largest aperture on a smartphone and it can combine 4 nearby pixels to create a ... (more...)
BMW announces 530hp M50i for X5 and X7 BMW announces 530hp M50i for X5 and X7
- May 23, 2019

Both will be available in South Africa from October this year, with the X5 M50i set to retail at R1 511 689 and the X7 M50i for R1 871 542 . The model uses the same powertrain as the X5 M50i, but it's a tad slower as the dash from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) takes 4.5 seconds. (more...)
G Suite passwords were stored in plain text for 14 years G Suite passwords were stored in plain text for 14 years
- May 23, 2019

G Suite is the corporate version of Gmail. "The tool (located in the admin console) allowed administrators to upload or manually set user passwords for their company's users", the company said today. Frey added that Google discovered that it inadvertently stored a subset of unhashed passwords starting in January 2019 for up to 14 days, but said the issue has since been fixed and found no evidence of improper access to or misuse of the affected passwords. (more...)
Vodafone and EE just killed Huawei's 5G launch in the UK Vodafone and EE just killed Huawei's 5G launch in the UK
- May 23, 2019

And Edinburgh will be at the centre of the roll-out as one of just six cities to get the upgrade first. EE has just announced its radical 5G upgrade will launch next week. This comes on the same day as Japanese flat-rate budget mobile brand Ymobile announced a delay of its launch of Huawei's P30 Lite handset and chip designer Arm is said to have pressed pause on all contracts with the Chinese firm. (more...)