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New colour fabric case for Pixel 3 shows up at USA retailer
- October 09, 2018

The event has become the company's traditional venue for launching their in-house hardware, such as the Pixel phone family and various Chromebook offshoots. The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will feature a dual 8MP front-facing camera. Stay tuned for the live updates. Internet search giant Google is all set to host its hardware event of the year. (more...)
New colour fabric case for Pixel 3 shows up at U.S. retailer
- October 09, 2018

The device is set to launch officially on 9th October at a NYC event . That couldn't be more true, as 9to5google has the scoop on the Pixel 3's camera AI functions. So, in total Google is expected to break the tradition and launch three Pixel phones this year. This front camera feature of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL will be capable of clicking wide-angle selfies, which means users will not need a selfie stick to click too many people together. (more...)
Google Home Hub set to be available from October 22, claims leak Google Home Hub set to be available from October 22, claims leak
- October 09, 2018

The device is colored in dark blue, and it is adorned with a subtle Google "G" logo on the rear side. In its Hardware event scheduled to happen on October 9, Google is expected to make some very exciting reveals . The connection to the keyboard is via a small 4-pin connector, and a touchpad is not missing to control the cursor . The keyboard comes with a dedicated button for Google Assistant and can wrap around the whole tablet like a case when not being used. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Arrive October 9th
- October 09, 2018

At the time, we heard a Pixel 3 XL unit was selling for around $2,000 on the black market. The Pixel Slate , a tablet powered by Chrome OS , was leaked just a few days before the Made by Google event on October 9, further removing its surprise factor. (more...)
#ChargeGate and 5GHz WiFi fix for iPhone XS is out now #ChargeGate and 5GHz WiFi fix for iPhone XS is out now
- October 09, 2018

Some users of the newly released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max discovered slower WiFi speeds than expected on their new devices. Apple iPad users will notice that the "123" number key on the tablet's virtual QWERTY keyboard is back at its pre-iOS 12 location. (more...)
Pixel 3 Event: Here's everything to expect from Google Pixel 3 Event: Here's everything to expect from Google
- October 09, 2018

In addition to the premium flagship Android smartphones, Google could also launch the Google Pixel Slate . As indicated by the report, the Pixel Slate dons a showcase with 3:2 aspect ratio and bears a back and a front camera. The new Pixels will run the newest Android operating system, the Android Pie 9.0, out of the box in typical Google tradition. In addition to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, Google will also be unveiling the Google Home Hub , which will compete against the Amazon Echo ... (more...)
Facebook’s Alexa-powered smart display is called Portal, and it’s enormous Facebook’s Alexa-powered smart display is called Portal, and it’s enormous
- October 08, 2018

Changing the passcode requires your Facebook password. 'Facebook doesn't listen to, view, or keep the contents of your Portal video calls. The Facebook app has been known to collect an ungodly amount of data from people's phones, including call history and SMS data on Android. (more...)
Google+ Shutting Down Because It Isn’t Worth Maintaining Google+ Shutting Down Because It Isn’t Worth Maintaining
- October 08, 2018

Google said it found no evidence of data misuse. In announcing the closure, Google acknowledged that Google + failed to gain significant traction with consumers. In July, the company was criticized after reports that employees for a third-party email app could read our emails if we integrated those apps with our Gmail account. (more...)
Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors
- October 08, 2018

It has 8 cores, 16 threads and the base frequency is 3.6GHz which can be boosted up to 5.0GHz. Moving onto the 8-core processors, we have the i7-9700K and the i9-9900K. Stepping down the ladder, we find the Core i7-9700K. Despite the launch of a new chipset in the form of Z390, these new 9th generation chipsets will maintain compatibility with all previous 300-series Intel chipsets, such as Z370 through updates that will be made available by motherboard manufacturers. (more...)
Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming
- October 08, 2018

Xbox and Project xCloud merely share a letter. If you don't have an Xbox One controller, touch controls are also available. Microsoft will be using their Azure network for Project xCloud and say it does work on current 4G networks and is running at 10 megabits per second, but will scale as 5G becomes more widely available. (more...)
Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch
- October 08, 2018

The tech giant has confirmed to the worldwide media that we wouldn't be seeing any new smartphone watch on the sets tomorrow. So here's a quick breakdown. Chrome OS fans will not have to wait long before they find out, though. And then, there are the little things. To recall Chromecasts' most recent software update where it added Google Assistant to Chromecast , making its TV functions even smarter. (more...)
Amazon Puts Smarthome Control Front and Center In Updated Alexa App
- October 08, 2018

It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. The iOS Alexa app was released first. The deal applies to both the black and white versions of the device. Developers interested in utilizing services offered by other skills or offering services for other skills to use can apply to participate in this preview. (more...)
Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9 Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9
- October 08, 2018

Apparently, the increase in size doesn't affect the handset's usability in a negative fashion either, which is good. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are scheduled to get announced tomorrow. And if the Google Pixel 3 XL outshines its predecessor on the camera side of things, then it will likely outweigh the complaints regarding the notch and the RAM. (more...)
Alert: Pixel 3 XL is going to have the big notch design
- October 08, 2018

The screen resolution is listed as 2960 x 1440, but it's unclear what type of OLED panel is being used here - maybe LG's P-OLED again like last time , but a seemingly improved version even when viewed under the sun. Three days before its official launch, to be precise. There is a camera on the front and one on the rear of the device, with a small Google logo emblazoned on the rear of the tablet. (more...)
Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax
- October 08, 2018

But that likely isn't the case at all. Have you seen those warnings on Facebook from some of your friends? There appears to be no reason at this time to forward a message telling friends that their account may have been cloned without having actually received a duplicate friend request. (more...)
You can buy a Google Pixel 3 XL days before its launch
- October 08, 2018

Editor Richard Lai filmed a detailed rundown of the specs inside the flagship phone, which roughly tallies with what we've seen in the recent leaks . As for what to expect, last year's event brought us not only new phones but also the Google Home Mini and Max, Google Pixelbook, and Google Clips, amongst other things. (more...)
Google Pixel Slate leaked ahead of launch event
- October 08, 2018

Engadget was able to get their hands on the new Pixel 3 , though they says it's unofficial as a warning. The renders of the new Pixel devices show them in highly contrasting color choices - black and white. Google Pixel 3 Series Likely to Feature Active Edge Display Suggests the New Teaser; Watch the Video Here . Notably, the ad also mentions a "groupie selfies" feature. (more...)
Soon Instagram Could Share Your Location With Facebook Soon Instagram Could Share Your Location With Facebook
- October 08, 2018

The setting would allow user Global Positioning System coordinates collected by Instagram to be shared with Facebook to create better targeted ads and content recommendations. Mosseri was the former Vice President of News Feed and one of Zuckerburg's closest allies. On top of that, Facebook now has to defend itself against Instagram and WhatsApp controversies. (more...)
Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files Microsoft halts Windows October 2018 update due to missing user files
- October 08, 2018

Users who installed the "Windows 10 October 2018" update complained that the process wiped out their user profiles, including documents and photos, the media reported. Cutting corners: A whole swathe of issues have appeared with the new Windows 10 October Update; Microsoft Store apps mightn't be able to connect to the internet, performance might be reduced due to incompatibilities with older Intel drivers and worst of all, files might be deleted . (more...)
OnePlus 6T will bring another major advantage over the OnePlus 6 OnePlus 6T will bring another major advantage over the OnePlus 6
- October 08, 2018

OnePlus has been surprisingly open about the upcoming OnePlus 6T , from talking about the lack of headphone jack to previously teasing the in-display fingerprint sensor . The upcoming OnePlus phone, which is being promoted through teaser videos, is expected to launch globally on October 17. This also means OnePlus 6T will no longer have a dedicated fingerprint module, rear or front facing. (more...)
Skybound Games Reaches Deal to Continue The Walking Dead: The Final Season Skybound Games Reaches Deal to Continue The Walking Dead: The Final Season
- October 08, 2018

We'll be taking over Telltale's "The Walking Dead" to finish Clem's story.We can't lose Clementine and Rick in the same year. However, Skybound Games, a division of Skybound Entertainment , has come to an agreement with Telltale Games to give Clementine the ending she deserves. (more...)
Google Pixel Slate images leak, also show stylus and keyboard accessories
- October 07, 2018

Also of note, the phone Lai saw came with a pair of USB-C headphones in the box, which should address the complaints Google faced a year ago for shipping the Pixel 2 or or Pixel 2 XL without any headphones. As expected, the Pixel 3 XL he saw had a 6.3-inch display, with a sizable notch. Engadget was able to get their hands on the new Pixel 3, though they says it's unofficial as a warning. (more...)
Samsung brings new colour variants for Galaxy 'S9+','Note 9' Samsung brings new colour variants for Galaxy 'S9+','Note 9'
- October 07, 2018

The company is expected to launch Samsung Galaxy A9 or the Galaxy A9 Star Pro at the event. Samsung Galaxy A9s will receive 6,28-inch sAMOLED display with a resolution FHD + (2220 × 1080). The smartphone is said to sport a quadruple rear camera . As the primary will set the sensor at 24 MP with aperture of f/1.7 and a system of optical image stabilization. (more...)
Samsung reported record profits Samsung reported record profits
- October 07, 2018

Revenue likely rose 4.8 percent to 65 trillion won, matching the average of Refinitiv estimates. The operating profit was above the market's expectation of 17.1 trillion won, based on a survey conducted by Yonhap Infomax on 21 South Korean brokerage houses. (more...)
November's free PS Plus games have (accidentally?) been revealed by PlayStation already November's free PS Plus games have (accidentally?) been revealed by PlayStation already
- October 07, 2018

The other big game is the remaster of the first Yakuza game, Kiwami. The former title is SEGA's 2016 remake of the original 2005 Yakuza game on the PlayStation 2, while the latter is the remastered, current-gen port of Bulletstorm , People Can Fly's outlandishly good first person shooter of 2011. (more...)
Sony tipped in plan to add PSN name change option for users Sony tipped in plan to add PSN name change option for users
- October 07, 2018

The documentation was said to be a guide for changing one's PlayStation Network username. It's always been an issue with the PlayStation Network but it finally appears to be coming: gamers might soon be able to change their usernames. what will people moan about? Since the PlayStation Network first launched in 2006, one of its strangest limitations has been the inability to edit one's username, leaving millions of players stuck with the handles they chose 12 years ago. (more...)
Apple ‘software lock’ prevents repairs on iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros Apple ‘software lock’ prevents repairs on iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros
- October 07, 2018

The industrious folks at iFixit chose to put this to the test by heading to the Apple Store to buy a brand new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar unit, disassembling it, and swapping the display with a teardown unit from this summer. The security software does not block all repairs, but it places significant restrictions on what third parties are able to do. Proponents of the " right to repair " were alarmed earlier this week when leaked Apple service documents indicated that the latest ... (more...)
Windows 10's latest October Update is inexplicably deleting user files Windows 10's latest October Update is inexplicably deleting user files
- October 07, 2018

Wccftech has also reported on this, and says a Microsoft spokesperson has acknowledged that the company is aware of the reports of this issue online, and that it's "actively investigating", although no further comment was made. According to several users, the new update for the tech giant Microsoft's latest operating system , of course, Windows 10 is causing problems. (more...)
A store in Hong Kong is already selling the Pixel 3 XL
- October 07, 2018

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and has 4 GB of RAM with a 128 GB of storage. The screen resolution is listed as 2960 x 1440, but it's unclear what type of OLED panel is being used here - maybe LG's P-OLED again like last time , but a seemingly improved version even when viewed under the sun. (more...)
Netflix streaming consuming 15 percent of worldwide internet bandwidth Netflix streaming consuming 15 percent of worldwide internet bandwidth
- October 07, 2018

It has 68 million customers around the world, so you would naturally think that streaming Netflix's TV shows & movies eats up a lot of our data... but according to bandwidth specialist Sandvine, it actually accounts for more than any other platform. (more...)