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Vivo V11 Pro Launched With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and Waterdrop Notch Vivo V11 Pro Launched With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and Waterdrop Notch
- September 09, 2018

This screen offers a better viewing experience and more screen space. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the custom Funtouch OS 4.5 over it. The company introduced the technology to India with its flagship Vivo X21 UD back in May. The Vivo V11 is packing a 25MP front camera and a 12+5 megapixel rear camera. (more...)
BMW Intros Its Own Personal Voice Assistant 09/07/2018 BMW Intros Its Own Personal Voice Assistant 09/07/2018
- September 08, 2018

What's more, Intelligent Personal Assitant is also compatible with other AIs such as Alexa and Siri, "providing a link to other rapidly growing ecosystems". Regular updates will be released by the manufacturer so the system can expand the range of functions and skills available to the user. It helps the driver, learns their preferences and is familiar with their preferred vehicle settings. (more...)
Uber Wants to Use Smartphone Sensors to Detect Vehicle Crashes Uber Wants to Use Smartphone Sensors to Detect Vehicle Crashes
- September 08, 2018

As per Susan Anderson, Uber's GM for Australia and New Zealand, passengers with a low rating contribute to a very small percentage of the company's large user portfolio, however persistently not treating drivers with respect could allegedly force Uber to block a user from its app. (more...)
Sergio Ramos dismisses latest bust-up with Mo Salah Sergio Ramos dismisses latest bust-up with Mo Salah
- September 08, 2018

Luis Enrique believes his most pressing challenge as Spain coach is to evolve the team from the possession-focused identity, widely dubbed "tiki-taka", that saw them fail to breach a limited Russian Federation side and ultimately lose on penalties in the World Cup round of 16 despite enjoying 75 percent of the ball. (more...)
Apple mulls naming new model ‘iPhone XS MAX’ Apple mulls naming new model ‘iPhone XS MAX’
- September 08, 2018

That name is quite the mouthful, and we're not quite sure what would lead Apple to call its larger phone "Max" instead of "Plus". One of the iPhones will be an immediate successor of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch screen, the second will be bigger with a 6.5-inch screen and the third will be a cheaper, 6.1-inch iPhone. (more...)
Samsung Launches its Latest Smartphone: Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Launches its Latest Smartphone: Galaxy Note 9
- September 08, 2018

Pre-booking the Galaxy Note 9 will grant consumers a chance to own a Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch for INR 4,999. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is said to have a price of Rs 79 ,000 and Rs 96 ,000 approx for 6GB/128 GB and 8GB/512 GB variants respectively. (more...)
Google release date for Pixel launch event Google release date for Pixel launch event
- September 08, 2018

Expect to see a number of other products on show at the event, which takes place in New York City. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has been leaked in all glory much before Google had even announced the launch date. The Pixel 3 is expected to come with thick bezels on the top and bottom of the display, but compared to the Pixel 3, the Pixel 3 XL will boast of slimmer bezels and will also be thinner. (more...)
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement
- September 08, 2018

Jack Ma , founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba , has said he will retire as chief of the company on Monday and will devote his time to philanthropic endeavours. Alibaba now also handles digital payments, online banking, cloud computing and digital media and entertainment. One of China's biggest tech titans is stepping down. (more...)
Elon Musk Smoking Weed with Joe Rogan Elon Musk Smoking Weed with Joe Rogan
- September 08, 2018

Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured" . In a subsequent email in response to a question about whether Tesla drug tests employees, Musk wrote: "Our policy allows trace amounts of THC during work times , provided they are below the safety limit (much like a minimum alcohol level)". (more...)
Skype Now Has a Built-In Call Recording Feature Skype Now Has a Built-In Call Recording Feature
- September 08, 2018

The call recording feature is quite simple to activate. To start a recording during a call, users click the + sign, causing a popup menu to appear on the desktop version of Skype with the option to " Start recording ". To save it locally on the desktop, one can navigate to the chat and click on the three-dot "More" option from where the recording can be downloaded as an MP4 file. (more...)
Old School RuneScape is coming to iOS and Android
- September 08, 2018

The mobile platform will support cross-platform play with those on the PC, so you can keep continuing your RuneScape adventure when you're on the go as well as at home. To all those players on their RuneScape grind in the refreshed 2007 servers, Jagex will soon be providing you an option of TRUE no experience waste. (more...)
Tesla executive exits, CEO smokes pot on webcast, shares reel Tesla executive exits, CEO smokes pot on webcast, shares reel
- September 07, 2018

Tesla shares fell as much as 10% to $252.25 as of 9.46am in NY, the steepest intra-day drop since June 2016. The Associated Press also reported that Tesla's chief accountant left. Mr. Morton said in a company statement that "he has no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting". Not only did Musk not have any kind of written funding deal , many Tesla investors saw little upside in approving a deal that would reduce Tesla's transparency and the liquidity of Tesla ... (more...)
Uber is releasing new safety features Uber is releasing new safety features
- September 07, 2018

Now it's taking those technologies a step further to determine if a rider or driver is okay in the event of a possible crash. Although, if someone was in serious danger, it's unlikely they would have ease of access to go through the motions of Uber's Safety ToolKit options. (more...)
Is this a Nokia smartphone with penta-lens camera? Is this a Nokia smartphone with penta-lens camera?
- September 07, 2018

From the photo, the camera seems to sit flush on the back of the phone, with no bulges in sight. Huawei unveiled a device with three lenses this year. This only means Nokia 9 could sport in-display fingerprint scanner or advanced 3D face unlocking technology like we've seen in the iPhone X and Oppo Find X. (more...)
Apple recalls iPhone 8 over manufacturing defect Apple recalls iPhone 8 over manufacturing defect
- September 07, 2018

This will be the first dual-SIM iPhone and it will most likely be a China-exclusive. Essentially, we're expecting it to be similar to last year's iPhone reveal event, only with more focus on growing the iPhone X brand. What are the storage and memory capabilities of the iPhone XS? The cheapest iPhone, or the iPhone 9 as some call it will cost $699. What is the battery size of the iPhone XS? However, all three will come with a notch and also feature Apple's Face ID. (more...)
British Airways data breach put customers' financial info at risk British Airways data breach put customers' financial info at risk
- September 07, 2018

The airline said that the breach involved customer bookings made between August 21 and September 5. To have your customers' financial information stolen by unidentified hackers. "We are working with partners to better understand this incident and how it has affected customers", a spokesperson said. The company's chairman and chief executive, Alex Cruz, said: "We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused". (more...)
China explores merger of carriers China Unicom, China Telecom China explores merger of carriers China Unicom, China Telecom
- September 07, 2018

The state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which oversees China's state-owned enterprises, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology didn't reply to queries. Chinese vendors are now under fire in the U.S., with ZTE having to wind up its operations after an import ban ordered by president Donald Trump left it struggling. (more...)
Samsung confirms launch of foldable smartphones this year Samsung confirms launch of foldable smartphones this year
- September 07, 2018

Giving the option to users to carry around a phone that doubles as a tablet could be a great idea, providing it can stand out from the other tablets. The handset is relied upon to cost $1500 at dispatch and could strengthen Samsung's cell phone solid footing, which contracted by multi year-on-year from 2017. (more...)
China considers merging two major mobile operators in 5G push China considers merging two major mobile operators in 5G push
- September 07, 2018

According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese leaders are considering combining China Unicom and China Telecom . No final decision has been made. A merger between China Unicom and China Telecom could make 5G investment more attractive and easier, making the government's 5G goals more attainable. (more...)
Department of Justice Charges North Korean Spy for 2014 Sony Hacking Department of Justice Charges North Korean Spy for 2014 Sony Hacking
- September 06, 2018

In 2016 and 2017, Park's targets included defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp ( LMT.N ). Officials state in the complaint that Park was working for a front company named the Korean Expo Joint Venture, which worked on behalf of North Korean intelligence and was charged with generating revenue for the military branch. (more...)
This Concept Video Shows How The Now iPhones Will Look Like This Concept Video Shows How The Now iPhones Will Look Like
- September 06, 2018

The iPhone Xs will reportedly be priced at $899 (a $100 reduction compared to last year's iPhone X), while the iPhone Xs Max will debut at $999. Earlier this year, rumors painted a colorful palette of iPhone models slated for release this fall. (more...)
Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro launched in India Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro launched in India
- September 06, 2018

The Redmi 6 will be available in India on September 10th. Redmi 6A supports dual VoLTE and dual standby. The Redmi 6A runs Android Oreo with MIUI 9.6 on top (MIUI 10 arriving in coming months). Xiaomi has also added phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) to the camera. The phone has an AI portrait mode as well. (more...)
Snap Launches New Spectacles Styles That Actually Look Normal Snap Launches New Spectacles Styles That Actually Look Normal
- September 06, 2018

Not only are they pretty snazzy, Nico and Veronica pack in all the same functions of the original Spectacles 2 , but with polarized black lenses and matching black frames. Just like the originals, the new Spetacles styles are waterproof. To complement the new design, the new models also come with a classic leather carry case, unlike the charging case of the previous models. (more...)
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports to debut in Paris Toyota Corolla Touring Sports to debut in Paris
- September 06, 2018

This latter is a unique proposition in this segment as no other conventional powertrain can offer the same combination of performance and low emissions. The new Corolla Touring Sports has a wheelbase of 2,700mm giving ample legroom for passengers in the rear. In combination, these measures allow the Corolla Touring Sports to have a low center of gravity. (more...)
Vivo V11 Pro India launch tomorrow Vivo V11 Pro India launch tomorrow
- September 06, 2018

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor , the Vivo V11 has 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The phone will come with a one-time screen replacement offer, HDFC Bank cash back of Rs 2,000 on credit and debit card EMI transactions, and partner offers from Jio. (more...)
Google releases AI toolkit to help detect child sexual abuse content Google releases AI toolkit to help detect child sexual abuse content
- September 06, 2018

Tools like Microsoft's PhotoDNA, at this moment, can help flag material on online platforms, but only if it was already marked as abusive. The new AI from the tech giant will help the organizations to identify images that haven't been previously cataloged. (more...)
'Facebook down': Social media users freak out 'Facebook down': Social media users freak out
- September 06, 2018

Many frustrated users took to Twitter, which was still operating, to express their annoyance. Around 7 pm, most of the issues were resolved, however, some continued to experience difficulty in using the social media sites. Facebook on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app WhatsApp and Instagram , and it had mostly fixed the issue. (more...)
What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation What Sheryl Sandberg will tell Congress about Facebook and Russian Federation
- September 06, 2018

Interested in Facebook? Add Facebook as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Facebook news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged that the social media network failed to crack down on attempts from Russian Federation to influence the 2016 United States presidential elections , according to AFP . (more...)
Here is the new Nike commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick and other athletes
- September 06, 2018

Those rules were recently put on hold pending further discussion. The ads feature Nike's trademark " Just Do It " slogan alongside the quarterback's face and the words "Believe in something". Other players followed suit and Trump latched on to Kaepernick , at a rally, telling his receptive base that team owners should fire those "sons of bitches". (more...)
Twitter plans threaded conversations, 'who is online' feature Twitter plans threaded conversations, 'who is online' feature
- September 06, 2018

Jack Dorsey , the chief executive officer of Twitter , wrote in a tweet on Friday that the site will soon obtain eye-catching updates. Let's hope that these new features, especially the status indicators, will remain optional and that users will have the choice to toggle them off if they wish to. (more...)