Sci-tech


Apple pulls 25,000 apps to placate China Apple pulls 25,000 apps to placate China
- August 23, 2018

US companies are paying close attention to the messages they get from the Chinese government and the state media in this sensitive trade environment, said Ben Cavender, a director at China Market Research Group who focuses on consumer technology and retail. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Careful Refinements Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Careful Refinements
- August 22, 2018

The pre-order opportunity began on August 17, this year, and will run until it ends on September 6 at all authorised Samsung shops across the country. All the latest technological features are included in this phone. And if you care to spend a little bit more, you can get a whopping 512GB of internal storage . (more...)
Transference releases this September | PC
- August 22, 2018

Are you looking forward to Transference? Experiencing the troubled mind of a test subject suffering from PTSD, players will need to complete mind-bending puzzles in order to fix the mind and piece together the story as they switch between a number of different perspectives. (more...)
Mom warns about fire challenge after daughter is severely burned Mom warns about fire challenge after daughter is severely burned
- August 22, 2018

Owens said one of her daughter's friend tried the challenge at home and only sustained minor burns and brought it to Timiyah's attention. "She came running up my hallway on fire from her knees to her hair", she said. The mother told Fox 2 that she wants Youtube to ban any of the challenge videos posing a danger to children, and also wants to warn other parents. A YouTube spokesperson said in an email that "YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe ... (more...)
Russian hackers went after conservative United States groups Russian hackers went after conservative United States groups
- August 22, 2018

Senate and even Microsoft's own suite of products. The two targeted institutions are conservative bastions, which at times have been at odds with Russian Federation or U.S. Another target for their criticism was the two-hour closed-door meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki. In 2016, Russian Federation blacklisted the institute as a threat to its national security. (more...)
HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Starts at $300 HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Starts at $300
- August 22, 2018

That pack includes a connection cable for the Pro, foam padding and an attachment device. The adapter has a broadcast range of six meters with a 150 degree field-of-view from the sensor and runs in the interference-free 60 GHz band using Intel's WiGig specification which is combined with DisplayLink's XR codec to ensure a low latency, high performance result with hours of battery life. (more...)
Microsoft rolls out a new update for People app Microsoft rolls out a new update for People app
- August 21, 2018

Crucially, while updates will no longer be distributed to older devices after the above dates, developers for these apps can still publish updates. Today, Microsoft announced that this is soon coming to an end. If you're running on Windows 10 then you can head below to download the latest update from the Microsoft Store. That unwelcoming atmosphere was extended to Windows Phone 8, which was actually less problematic, forever cursing that "8" generation. (more...)
Logitech MX Vertical With 'Natural Handshake' Design, Ergonomic Build Launched Logitech MX Vertical With 'Natural Handshake' Design, Ergonomic Build Launched
- August 21, 2018

The Logitech MX Vertical price in the United States has been set at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 7,000). The MX vertical is compatible with a variety of hand sizes, and its texturized rubber surface should ensure there's no slippage. The unique angle is optimized for an ergonomic posture and reduces both wrist pressure and forearm strain. If you're one of the unfortunate people who suffer with such pain or discomfort, then an ergonomic mouse could be the cure and Logitech just launched its most ... (more...)
Huawei caught using DSLR photos to advertise its mid-range Nova 3 Huawei caught using DSLR photos to advertise its mid-range Nova 3
- August 21, 2018

Huawei has published an ad of its new mobile gadget sporting several cameras and impressive AI specs for the avid selfie-taker. EXIF data from the photo revealed it was taken by a high-end DSLR. In one instance, the company took to a private Facebook group to encourage followers to write up positive Best Buy reviews of the Mate 10 Pro in exchange for a chance to beta test the then-yet-to-be-released phone. (more...)
Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA) Nvidia jumps after announcing its next generation of GeForce graphics cards (NVDA)
- August 21, 2018

You can see 100% more detail thanks to seeing the flame in the reflection of the water, or in the reflections of windows on the buildings on the street. For comparison's sake, the 1080 Ti - the top card on the market right now and one of the top picks on the VG247 Gear List - can only manage 1.21 Giga Rays per second. (more...)
Fitbit Charge 3 release date: Fitbit announces successor to the Charge 2 Fitbit Charge 3 release date: Fitbit announces successor to the Charge 2
- August 21, 2018

Charge 3 is available for pre-order today at Fitbit.com for $149.95 Dollars, and it will be available starting October 2018. While the Charge 3 looks similar to the Charge 2 before it, Fitbit boasts that its latest tracker is "more refined", with a design that's slimmer and a body that's lighter so that it that sits closer to the wrist than the last-gen model. (more...)
"New Mac mini and entry-level 13" MacBook tipped for October
- August 21, 2018

That Retina display will measure in at 13 inches, according to the report . The current MacBook Air (which has merely been getting year-to-year specs bumps) is the last Apple laptop without a "Retina" display and with limited (very distracting) viewing angles. (more...)
Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime
- August 21, 2018

Should viewers simply want to skip a single channel's ads, they can pay that channel's monthly subscription cost, though this varies on a channel-by-channel basis. Twitch Prime is letting the ads flood in. Amazon's new policy also includes a 60-day limit on the $10 credit, so if you don't need anything for two months after you pre-order your game, you don't get the bonus. (more...)
Apple Removes 25000 Gambling-Related Apps From China App Store Apple Removes 25000 Gambling-Related Apps From China App Store
- August 21, 2018

Apple had taken offline 500 apps, with the keyword "lottery" in their names between July 31 and August 13, as well as more than 4,000 gambling-related apps on August 9 to comply with regulations, according to state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on Sunday. (more...)
More evidence that we’re getting new Apple Watches next month More evidence that we’re getting new Apple Watches next month
- August 21, 2018

Much like the FCC in the United States, the ECC is the place where new devices being sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russian Federation stop by ahead of release. The company hasn't said if or when this event is happening, but based on the fact that the event has taken place roughly around the same time the past couple of years, we anticipate that it will probably be something similar this year. (more...)
MSI spoils Nvidia's big reveal of the GTX 2080 MSI spoils Nvidia's big reveal of the GTX 2080
- August 20, 2018

There were no real surprises given that we've already seen the specs and various cards from OEM partners, but here's a rundown of what NVIDIA is announcing today. Most interesting is that it seems Nvidia will be releasing both the base RTX 2080 and the more powerful Titanium model at roughly the same time, as opposed to several months apart like the company usually does. (more...)
Nokia Announcing New Phone On August 21 Nokia Announcing New Phone On August 21
- August 20, 2018

While the Nokia 6.1 Plus is all set to make its debut on the Indian shores on August 21, the Nokia 6.1, which was launched in April this year, has received a price cut. Just like the Nokia 6.1, it will run on the Android One platform based on Android Oreo, which puts it on the priority list of phones to receive the latest security and OS updates. (more...)
Blizzard Officially Confirms Diablo III: Eternal Collection For Switch Blizzard Officially Confirms Diablo III: Eternal Collection For Switch
- August 20, 2018

The trailer is actually kind of unique since it plays out much like a Nintendo Direct skit with Nintendo of America Reggie Fils Aime and Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime comedically discussing the game. There are now no plans to let seasoned Diablo III players move their saves from other platforms to the Switch. Forbes made a decision to go ahead and spill the beans, revealing that Diablo 3 is indeed coming to Switch, even though this project was supposed to be unveiled later this year by ... (more...)
Apple iPhone 2018 prototypes leaked in new video Apple iPhone 2018 prototypes leaked in new video
- August 20, 2018

The firm goes on to say Apple Pencil support could be an option, but doesn't say if that's only for the premium AMOLED display models. The more expensive iPhones are also expected to sport 4GB of RAM, while the LCD model will have 3GB. (more...)
WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon
- August 20, 2018

You can select how often you'd like your WhatsApp messages to be backed up, what Google account you want them backed up to, and whether or not you want backups to happen over mobile networks or just Wi-Fi. This is very much useful for those whose WhatsApp backups are in GBs instead of MBs. The new name makes sense, since Google Drive storage formerly encompassed space allotted to a wide swath of Google products, such as Photos, Docs, and Gmail, as well as files actually stored in Drive. (more...)
Confidential mode of Gmail now available on mobile devices, protects sensitive information Confidential mode of Gmail now available on mobile devices, protects sensitive information
- August 20, 2018

Open the app and click on compose button to create a new email. Mission Impossible fans will get that! It's a handy tool if you're sending information you're afraid of leaking out, or personal details that recipients should only need access to for a limited amount of time. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 review: worth the price? Galaxy Note 9 review: worth the price?
- August 20, 2018

However, just four days ahead of the launch , the smartphone maker has slashed the price of the past year launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . The Samsung S9 Note may be the product now on everyone's lips but there's a big milestone just over the horizon: the Samsung Galaxy S10 . (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Release Date: Rumors Point To October 2018 Huawei Mate 20 Release Date: Rumors Point To October 2018
- August 20, 2018

In many ways, Huawei can be considered a trailblazer and major forward thinker, reportedly looking to integrate both in-display fingerprint scanning and 3D facial recognition technology into the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro after already releasing the world's first (and only) smartphone with three rear-facing cameras . (more...)
Google workers nix China search engine Google workers nix China search engine
- August 19, 2018

Dragonfly is reported to be an effort to provide search and personalized mobile news to China , in compliance with Chinese government censorship and surveillance requirements. The employees also spoke about the project directly to Google CEO, Sundar Pichai , during a weekly staff meeting. The revelation has stunned many people, including the majority of Google's 88,000 employees. (more...)
Motorola One Geekbench listing hints at Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4GB RAM Motorola One Geekbench listing hints at Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4GB RAM
- August 19, 2018

To recall, the Motorola One Power was spotted receiving certification by the Chinese certification agency TENAA just last month . We believe the first to be the Motorola One (picture above), and the second to probably become the One Power . (more...)
PUBG Mobile Surpasses 100m Downloads in Just Four Months PUBG Mobile Surpasses 100m Downloads in Just Four Months
- August 19, 2018

Corp and Tencent have announced . PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may have a major competitor in the battle royale genre in Fortnite , but it isn't planning on giving up the fight in meek fashion. The release also touted the mobile version's recent partnership with the Mission: Impossible - Fallout film, which added the movie's music and themed outfits to the game. (more...)
Google Records Users’ Locations, Even When Asked Not to Google Records Users’ Locations, Even When Asked Not to
- August 19, 2018

The AP went to Jonathan Mayer, a Princeton computer scientist and former chief technologist for the US Federal Communications Commission's enforcement bureau, just to be sure that its understanding of Google's location practices was accurate. (more...)
Ford Mustang Cobra Jet For 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet For 50th Anniversary
- August 19, 2018

With an NHRA-certified roll cage and racing seats, the Cobra Jet was engineered to be legal in several drag racing classes, where it can compete against the similar Chevrolet COPO Camaro and Dodge Challenger Drag Pak and many custom builds. (more...)
Battlefield V’s Gamescom trailer showcases the devastation of Rotterdam Battlefield V’s Gamescom trailer showcases the devastation of Rotterdam
- August 19, 2018

We haven't' seen anything regarding this mode, but hopefully the teaser at the end of the trailer means that we get to see more of it during Gamescom 2018 next week. The mode is returning for Battlefield V , In Battlefield 1 , War Stories highlighted grand battles fought in theatres of war during various time periods. (more...)
Android Messages Receives Minor Update…Holy Sh*t There's a Dark Mode! Android Messages Receives Minor Update…Holy Sh*t There's a Dark Mode!
- August 19, 2018

To give the new UI a go, download the latest version of Android Messages from the Play Store . However, as Android Police notes, the app shows inverted colours in conversations once the dark mode is enabled, whereas messages that you sent to a recipient always come in a light blue bubble along with a darker blue font. (more...)