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Samsung hints Galaxy A phone with four cameras is coming next month Samsung hints Galaxy A phone with four cameras is coming next month
- September 14, 2018

Samsung, one of the innovation leaders in the smartphone space, has confirmed an event for October 11, where it is hinting at a Galaxy smartphone with focus on the camera. There have been rumours in recent times of a forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A9, which is said to have a four cameras on the rear. According to tech blog TechnoBuffalo , a source claimed to be accurate in the past says that the top-of-the-line Galaxy S10 will include a 12-megapixel sensor wide-angle lens and a 78-degree ... (more...)
Everything to expect from Apple’s iPhone event Everything to expect from Apple’s iPhone event
- September 14, 2018

Industry experts are also predicting a fourth-generation Apple Watch will be introduced during the event, which is taking place at the firm's Apple Park campus in California on Wednesday . The device hasn't been seen since it was announced at last year's iPhone event - so an update on a price and release date would be welcome. As per the Bloomberg report, it said that the Apple will be now focusing on internal improvements. (more...)
Facebook is Developing an AI System That Can Decipher the Memes Facebook is Developing an AI System That Can Decipher the Memes
- September 14, 2018

From memes to street signs to restaurant menus, the machine-learning system is already extracting text from more than 1 billion public Facebook and Instagram images and video frames, daily and in real-time. Over the last few years, hate speech has emerged as one of the biggest problems faced by the social media platforms. According to reports, the artificial intelligence tool Rosetta is said to be active now. (more...)
Classic Final Fantasy PlayStation Games Are Coming To Switch And Xbox One Classic Final Fantasy PlayStation Games Are Coming To Switch And Xbox One
- September 14, 2018

I don't need another copy of Final Fantasy X , but I'm definitely going to be picking it (and the others) up when they launch next year! Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils... This is the first time any of these games are being released on a Nintendo system. That's a lot of Final Fantasy , but I know what you're thinking: Where's VIII? The game supports two-player co-op. (more...)
FCC needs more time to review T-Mobile and Sprint merger FCC needs more time to review T-Mobile and Sprint merger
- September 14, 2018

The companies submitted their formal merger query of to the FCC in June, wherein they vowed to "suppose a tough, nationwide world-class 5G community and providers and products sooner than in any other case imaginable". Act Ii Management Lp who had been investing in T Mobile Us Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.87 billion market cap company. (more...)
Apple September 12 event wrap-up: new iPhones, Apple Watch, and more Apple September 12 event wrap-up: new iPhones, Apple Watch, and more
- September 14, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the company's event in Cupertino , at which updated iPhones and a new smartwatch were unveiled. 'These phones really look wonderful, but " iPhone XS Max " is the worst product name Apple has come up with in this century, ' Twitter user @gilbert said. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Getting Classic NES Controllers Nintendo Switch Getting Classic NES Controllers
- September 14, 2018

What was the standout moment for you? These will include Super Mario Bros , Ice Climbers , and the original Legend of Zelda . Exclusive gear for Splatoon 2 will be given to anyone who purchases a 1yr membership, starting in early October. (more...)
Moment debuts first-ever MFi certified wireless battery case for iPhone Moment debuts first-ever MFi certified wireless battery case for iPhone
- September 14, 2018

Here are all the devices Apple just discontinued. As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has updated the Battery and Power Repair page on its support site to list prices that will go into effect beginning on January 1. But it doesn't seem like Apple will be making any more. Overall, then, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis concludes that the iPhone XR is likely going to be Apple's "volume driver" over the next year in terms of sales, and especially so in the Asian market, which may go to explain the ... (more...)
Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch
- September 14, 2018

Apple announced that it would no longer include a dongle, free of charge, with the purchase of a new iPhone . Try searching for the iPhone X on Apple's website, and you're redirected to a landing page showing off the 2018 range of the iPhone XS Max , the iPhone XS , and the iPhone XR . (more...)
Apple iPhone XR - Hands On
- September 14, 2018

The iPhone XR might be another story, but we'll come to that in another hands-on... So how's it work without a home button? The iPhone X ushered us into the "expensive iPhone " era. "I can see kids buying one for their parents and grandparents", analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights said. iPhone XR price: How much does the iPhone XR cost? The XS model will set you back $1,629 for the 64GB model and $2,199 for the 512GB. (more...)
IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface
- September 14, 2018

If you want a 2018 iPhone (and not the iPhone 8 , 8 Plus or iPhone 7 ), you can keep a little more money in the bank. But hey, if you still want to be tethered using cables and have the latest and greatest phone from Apple, then you have to shell out 9 bucks for a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter . (more...)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Assassin's Creed III Remastered Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Includes Assassin's Creed III Remastered
- September 14, 2018

Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed III Remastered arrives in March next year and includes the Benedict Arnold, Hidden Secrets, and Tyranny of King George DLCs, plus Assassin's Creed Liberation. Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. (more...)
Google Unveils New Pixel Phone This October Google Unveils New Pixel Phone This October
- September 14, 2018

It's an odd way to improve battery life, but if you're still carrying around headphone dongles in your pocket, this is probably worth the upgrade. Last week, Google started sending out invitations to the press for its next big hardware event , set to take place in New York City. (more...)
Sombra Demon Hunter skin announced for BlizzCon 2018 Sombra Demon Hunter skin announced for BlizzCon 2018
- September 14, 2018

Admittedly, we don't know exactly when the new skin will arrive there, but I don't think it will take Blizzard all that long. BlizzCon is Blizzard's annual convention, where they reveal upcoming content for their titles, host panels discussing a variety of topics and answering fan questions, and host competitions that vary between cosplay contests and StarCraft tournaments. (more...)
First Look At The Last Remnant Remastered For PS4 First Look At The Last Remnant Remastered For PS4
- September 13, 2018

Square Enix has announced The Last Remnant Remastered for PlayStation 4 . The world features the typical war-torn anime setting of a Japanese RPG , and its gameplay, characters, and narrative structure are very similar to the Final Fantasy series. (more...)
IPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost IPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost
- September 13, 2018

Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models. It has a lower-resolution 6.1-inch LCD screen and a single rear-facing camera, but otherwise delivers on the specifications of the Xs series. (more...)
Apple No Longer Bundles 3.5mm Audio Dongle With New iPhones
- September 13, 2018

The iPhone XS Max becomes the modern OLED successor to Apple's "Plus" models, although in this case it includes all of the same features of its smaller sibling, merely expanding the screen to a 6.5-inch diagonal, in the same general physical dimensions of an iPhone 8 Plus . (more...)
The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event
- September 13, 2018

The bigger question is whether you consider the iPhone XR's $750 a reasonable price for a new iPhone that isn't its top flagship. iPhone Xr (pronounced iPhone ten "r") will start at $1029 CAD, and be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. (more...)
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- September 13, 2018

Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will take advantage of Ericsson's 5G portfolio to grow existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the system. It's the latest 5G announcement as wireless carriers ramp up their investment - and hype - over the next generation of wireless service. Ericsson looks set to join the marketing throng this week (in partnership with AT&T and T-Mobile), in its first ever public demonstration. (more...)
Apple introduces iPhone XR
- September 13, 2018

New Camera Features . The cameras on the XS and XS Max have pretty much the same specs as those of the departing iPhone X . There are dual 12MP rear cameras, along with a 7MP front, or selfie, camera. If you choose to blur the background in a shot with the iPhone XR you can also change the level of blurring after the fact - a trick that the iPhone 8 doesn't offer. (more...)
Bolt is Sphero's most advanced educational robot yet, retails for $150 Bolt is Sphero's most advanced educational robot yet, retails for $150
- September 13, 2018

It's pricey, but if you haven't quite got the funds for the Bolt, the SPRK + offers a similar range of features for less. At £2,499/$2,499 it doesn't come cheap, but it gets you 15 Sphero Bolts in a sturdy travel case - which doubles as a charger for the lot - along with a bundle of extra accessories suited to the classroom. (more...)
Google Cloud AI announces new head Google Cloud AI announces new head
- September 13, 2018

SAIL, as it's known, conducts research into aspects of AI including computer visions, deep learning, natural language processing and robotics. According to Google Cloud CEO, Diane Greene , the new head of AI within the department will be Andrew Moore, who is now dean of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. (more...)
Aston Martin Rapide E: Aston's First Electric Production Car Aston Martin Rapide E: Aston's First Electric Production Car
- September 13, 2018

The auto will also be able to reach a top speed of 155mph and be able to race from 0-60mph in under 4.0 seconds and from 50-70mph in 1.5 seconds. The battery pack will use more than 5,600 cylindrical 18650 cells arranged in a proprietary pack sitting where the gas-powered Rapide's V-12 engine, transmission, and gas tank usually sit. (more...)
Massive OnePlus 6T Leak: Spces, Price and More Massive OnePlus 6T Leak: Spces, Price and More
- September 13, 2018

As per the listing, the OnePlus 6T will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED waterdrop notch display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Giztop listing suggests that the OnePlus 6T will sport 3500mAh battery with VOOC fast charging support. The triple-camera setup will comprise of a 20MP primary sensor, 12MP secondary sensor, and a TOF 3D camera. (more...)
Lexus ES gets new side mirrors Lexus ES gets new side mirrors
- September 13, 2018

There's also the enhanced view software, which displays the footage on the monitors inside the cabin in high quality even at night and inclement weather. In Japanese markets, the 2019 Lexus ES will replace the traditional side mirrors with a new digital camera system. The sedan still has stalks sticking out of its sides, but their lower-profile design reduces aerodynamic drag for fuel efficiency and cuts down on wind noise. (more...)
Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10
- September 13, 2018

Developer Sean Hoffman spotted Microsoft's warning while trying to install Firefox, he said in a tweet . When you download the installer for these browsers and try to install them, the Edge prompt will pop up, suggesting that "Edge is the faster, safer browser designed for Windows". (more...)
Apple Inc has banned this app for 'objectionable content' Apple Inc has banned this app for 'objectionable content'
- September 13, 2018

Launched hardly two months earlier, ' app offers direct access to his InfoWars website and radio programs, as well an online store that sells supplements and other products used to fund his operations. A search for "InfoWars Official" on the App Store now brings up a suggestion for The Rebel Media's app, a far-right Canadian outlet associated with the alt-right. (more...)
Samsung Electronics selected as AT&T’s 5G equipment vendor Samsung Electronics selected as AT&T’s 5G equipment vendor
- September 13, 2018

AT&T's announcement comes on the heels of Verizon's announcement on Monday, in which the company noted how it had successfully completed its first call on a 5G network. In many countries, technology and telecom companies are racing to commercialize the ultra-fast 5G network, which is vital for technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as connected cars and smart factories. (more...)
Inbox, Google’s playground for email innovation, is going bye-bye Inbox, Google’s playground for email innovation, is going bye-bye
- September 13, 2018

Why it matters: Inbox by Google users will be disappointed to hear that the email client is being discontinued next year. Some of the best features in the new Gmail were in Inbox first, including smart replies , snoozing emails for later, and priority notifications. (more...)
Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr
- September 13, 2018

The big news is there are three new phones and they're all huge: the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max . All three ship with iOS 12 pre-installed. Apple's newest phones feature faster processors and better memory capacities than their predecessor. Both are available in Space Gray, silver, and gold in 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities. (more...)