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Honda Amaze launched at ₹5.59 lakh Honda Amaze launched at ₹5.59 lakh
- May 17, 2018

The new Honda Amaze 2018 is based on a all-new platform and the kerb weight of the compact sedan stands between 905kg and 1,039kg. At the front, the sedan comes with the new thicker chrome grill similar to the Honda City , connecting both the LED position headlamps, which now gets the DRLs. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) press renders leaked ahead of official announcement Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) press renders leaked ahead of official announcement
- May 17, 2018

The smartphones are tipped to be positioned in the mid-range segment. These renders reiterate that the Galaxy J6 is going to have a flat Infinity Display which means that the fingerprint sensor is now located at the back underneath the camera. (more...)
'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Season 4: Week 3 Challenges Leaked 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Season 4: Week 3 Challenges Leaked
- May 16, 2018

You don't have to find all 10 in a single match, though you will have to finish the particular match you're playing to register it as complete. Learn about even more Fortnite Season 4 Easter eggs and secrets here . If you manage to complete all of Week 3's challenges, you'll get a loading screen that features a group of heroes huddled around a holographic map. (more...)
Chinese OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Get Updated To Android 8.1 Oreo Chinese OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Get Updated To Android 8.1 Oreo
- May 16, 2018

In this beta update, OnePlus has added three new features to the OnePlus launcher app. So, if you're on beta you may be getting the May security patch on your OnePlus 3 , OnePlus 3T , OnePlus 5 and 5T in a few days, or must have already got it. (more...)
Apple-Samsung Damages Redux Kicks off in Silicon Valley Apple-Samsung Damages Redux Kicks off in Silicon Valley
- May 16, 2018

In its opinion, lower courts should not always consider that the end product is the "relevant article of manufacture " in patent infringement cases. Apple was initially granted $1.05bn (£772m) in 2012 after a jury found the South Korean firm had encroached a few of the iPhone's developments. (more...)
Amazon Alexa developers get eight new voices Amazon Alexa developers get eight new voices
- May 16, 2018

Obvious use cases would be adding multiple "characters" to Skill-based games and experiences. Visit the Amazon Polly product page for more information. Amazon now has a number of different voices with different dialects and accents developers can now bundle into their skills, according to the company's website . (more...)
Class-Action Suit Filed against Apple for MacBook Butterfly Keyboards Class-Action Suit Filed against Apple for MacBook Butterfly Keyboards
- May 16, 2018

Over the years, several problems have emerged with the butterfly keyboard . Apple has yet to officially comment on the growing criticism surrounding the MacBook Pro so it will be interesting to see what the company has to say when responding to the aforementioned class-action suit. (more...)
Shenmue 3 Gets Delayed to 2019 Shenmue 3 Gets Delayed to 2019
- May 16, 2018

A teaser trailer released back in 2017 was criticized for the bizarrely blank facial expressions of its characters. We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III .We can not thank you enough for your enduring support. (more...)
Samsung could sell Exynos chips to more OEMs, including ZTE Samsung could sell Exynos chips to more OEMs, including ZTE
- May 16, 2018

China's ZTE is likely in Samsung's sights, according to the report, as the firm was recently slapped with a seven-year sales ban in the U.S. which means it's no longer able to obtain chips from American chipmaker Qualcomm. The processor taps into the electronic giant's 10-nanometre FinFET process, which it claims "elevates the multimedia experience in high-end smartphones". (more...)
Google Chrome's autoplay audio blocker has been messing up web games Google Chrome's autoplay audio blocker has been messing up web games
- May 16, 2018

The tentpole feature in Chrome 66 is a new set of autoplay restrictions aimed at reducing annoying videos that automatically start playing back. Pallett said that the change will not affect Chrome's silencing of most autoplaying video and audio on the web. (more...)
Symantec warns of more malicious apps on Android Symantec warns of more malicious apps on Android
- May 16, 2018

Last year, Google officially announced Android Oreo following months of beta testing. With the number of Android users in Australia around 10 million, if Google were to pay to collect their data, the price tag at current data costs would be somewhere between $432 and $540 million annually. (more...)
Microsoft Plans Low-Cost Tablet Line to Rival iPad Microsoft Plans Low-Cost Tablet Line to Rival iPad
- May 16, 2018

The new tablets will feature 10-inch screens - around the same size as a standard iPad, but smaller than the 12-inch screens used on the Surface Pro laptop line. Apple launched a new version of the $329 iPad in March, with a faster processor and Apple Pencil stylus support. The only tablets that have got a good response from the customers were Apple's iPads. (more...)
Karnataka Voters Set New Record, 72.13% Exercise Franchise In Assembly Election Karnataka Voters Set New Record, 72.13% Exercise Franchise In Assembly Election
- May 16, 2018

The repolling was necessitated due to technical errors on May 12, when polling was held across the 222 constituencies that went to vote. The situation around the centre is said to be under control; however, the election-governing body, earlier, noted that a marginal percentage of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) failures has been reported. (more...)
Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update doesn't play nice with Toshiba SSDs either Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update doesn't play nice with Toshiba SSDs either
- May 16, 2018

To prevent further problems Microsoft has opted to block the April 2018 Update to such systems . If you're not sure how to go about stepping back to the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft gives instructions in the thread discussing the bug. (more...)
Rumor: Pokemon Switch Titles Revealed, Will Be Pokemon Yellow Remake Rumor: Pokemon Switch Titles Revealed, Will Be Pokemon Yellow Remake
- May 16, 2018

Rogers followed up on this claim with a longer blog post , where she stated that the Pokemon game (s) for Switch will be announced before the end of May, and that the branding of the titles "might raise a few eyebrows". An alleged Pokemon Switch leak has potentially outed the name of the upcoming RPG, with a logo for the game reportedly surfacing online. It's possible that this image is completely fake, but it's easy to see how it could lead some people to believe that Pokemon for ... (more...)
Nokia X6 launch today, teaser highlights iPhone X display style Nokia X6 launch today, teaser highlights iPhone X display style
- May 16, 2018

As of now, there is no word on when and if the phone will be available in India. The image clearly matches design of the Nokia X listing on the TENAA telecommunications certification site. Up front, is a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. (more...)
NCLT clears Tata Steel's ₹32500-crore resolution plan for Bhushan Steel NCLT clears Tata Steel's ₹32500-crore resolution plan for Bhushan Steel
- May 16, 2018

NCLT also dismissed the plea of engineering major L&T, an operational creditor of BSL, which had requested for a higher preference in recovery of debt on par with the financial creditors of the corporate debtor. On March 7, Tata Steel said it had received a formal communication from the resolution professional of Bhushan Steel that it had been identified as the highest evaluated compliant resolution applicant to acquire a controlling stake in Bhushan Steel. (more...)
Samsung introduces two new Galaxy S9 colors Samsung introduces two new Galaxy S9 colors
- May 16, 2018

Samsung has made it a habit of launching new color options for its Galaxy S flagships a couple of months after the handset is released to reignite the sales momentum. In addition to the Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the smartphones will now also be available in Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red models. (more...)
Motorola starts teasing Moto G6, Moto G6 Play launch in India Motorola starts teasing Moto G6, Moto G6 Play launch in India
- May 16, 2018

Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play are highly expected to arrive in India, but there hasn't been an official word on the matter until now. The company did not reveal when exactly the new handsets will launch, but the teaser simply states they're "coming soon". (more...)
Adobe announces that it's offering its design software, Adobe XD, for free Adobe announces that it's offering its design software, Adobe XD, for free
- May 16, 2018

Adobe Photoshop has been the industry standard for image editing and creativity for many many years, but Adobe has bold new plan to make Adobe XD the halo product. Vinh said Adobe XD is on a mission to remove steps from the design workflow. New in Adobe XD this month is improved interactions between Photoshop CC and Sketch , Password protected Design specs (beta), Simple drag and drop options to swap symbols, Paste to multiple artboards and File auto-recovery. (more...)
The Honor 10 is practically just a cheaper Huawei P20 The Honor 10 is practically just a cheaper Huawei P20
- May 16, 2018

To further sweeten the deal, Flipkart is giving additional 10% instant cash discount for Axis card users. If you exchange an old smartphone to purchase the Honor 10, you will be able to get up to Rs.5,000 extra over the regular exchange value on select devices. (more...)
Why NC teachers marching in Raleigh Wednesday will still be paid Why NC teachers marching in Raleigh Wednesday will still be paid
- May 16, 2018

But he prefers merit pay proposals to automatic salary increases tied to experience, and he said most systems have the resources they need, they just don't use them right. That increase will bring the average teacher pay to more than $53,000, not accounting for local supplements, benefits or bonuses, he said. In Oklahoma , the teachers union secured raises and increases to school funding and say they'll focus on supporting pro-education candidates in upcoming elections. (more...)
Senate Democrats push to block net neutrality repeal using Congressional Review Act Senate Democrats push to block net neutrality repeal using Congressional Review Act
- May 16, 2018

Telecommunications giants like AT&T and Verizon agreed with him. Representatives from Stonyfield are anxious, among other things, that Internet Service Providers could start charging more for access to some websites and services. They believe they can win if Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is ill and will not be present to vote, Schumer believes the measure will pass 50-49. (more...)
Peak blockchain: HTC's Exodus phone is all about cryptocurrency Peak blockchain: HTC's Exodus phone is all about cryptocurrency
- May 16, 2018

Well, the phone's hardware is optimized to support decentralized apps (dApps), and there's a built in "universal wallet" to support storing your cryptocurrencies. The unique selling point of a blockchain smartphone is that it supposedly offers better security and an improved user experience by integrating cold wallet storage right into the device, and enabling direct trading of the native cryptocurrency with peers without mining fees. (more...)
STALKER 2 is in development, plans to release in 2021 STALKER 2 is in development, plans to release in 2021
- May 16, 2018

The nuclear accident and another odd event some years later have caused a number of terrifying mutants and unusual phenomena to spring up in the zone. developers GSC Gameworld, Sergiy Grygorovych, confirmed via Facebook that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was real. Thankfully, it seems that the studio has gotten back on its feet and they're keen to take another shot at developing the game once again. (more...)
Gmail Offline mode and Nudges are now rolling out to users Gmail Offline mode and Nudges are now rolling out to users
- May 16, 2018

Once you have selected the best settings for you, click save and you can now use Gmail offline . It's an interesting feature but it's not entirely clear that there's a big demand for software capable of doing 50% of the heavy lifting when crafting an email but Smart Compose might be a game-changer for Google . (more...)
Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device Switching Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device Switching
- May 16, 2018

We're adding three highly-requested features with the latest update that is beginning to roll out today. The Google Pixel Buds are receiving two new gestures for easier usability and music controls. Just select the Bluetooth menu on whatever device you've previously paired the Pixel Buds with and you can select them to connect to again. Maybe I'm being too picky, but I wish on/off were active quadruple-tap. (more...)
Final Fantasy 6's Locke Cole joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Final Fantasy 6's Locke Cole joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
- May 15, 2018

When framing up the desired release, Square-Enix heads are hoping to have it out by the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII . There are still four DLC characters to come, and here are the hints at who they are. It is certainly possible that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released much earlier than 2023 due to moves like Square Enix going with in-house development after pulling the project out from third-party studio CyberConnect2. (more...)
Fortnite Patch v4.2 Officially Delayed Due to Unknown Issues Fortnite Patch v4.2 Officially Delayed Due to Unknown Issues
- May 15, 2018

There's no word from Epic Games as to whether this is an issue that's being worked on, but knowing the studio it won't be long until there's some news , or a patch. We can expect a full list of patch notes once the update has been applied, so look forward to those at some point tomorrow morning. When the new Fortnite update does go live, it will likely mean a meaty update on Mobile and some downtime for servers. (more...)
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch
- May 15, 2018

Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to purchase the OnePlus 6 on 21 May starting from 12PM as part of the Early Access sale and non-Prime users will be able to purchase the device from 22 May. It's no secret that OnePlus partnered with Amazon to sell its smartphones in India, a major market for the Chinese smartphone maker. Apart from the launch offers, to recall, OnePlus is giving complimentary Amazon Pay cashback worth Rs. (more...)