Technology


"Samsung Galaxy Android Go Smartphone to Come with 5" Super AMOLED Display
- June 25, 2018

It also means that the Galaxy S10 could potentially use two-factor authentication. "The highlight of the Galaxy S10 will indeed be the biggest feature cut from the Galaxy Note 9 - an in-display fingerprint reader", the report added. Presentation of the new models will be launched in January next year. These tips from the Samsung tipster point towards a next generation S Pen that is an order of magnitude more powerful and feature packed than the one included on the Samsung Galaxy ... (more...)
Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose
- June 25, 2018

AirPods 2 may still be coming with features like a new chip (likely W2) and support for hands-free Siri activation, notes today's report. A wireless charging case compatible with the upcoming AirPower charger is also reportedly in development. (more...)
Amazon Alexa says 'I see people dying'; owner freaks out Amazon Alexa says 'I see people dying'; owner freaks out
- June 25, 2018

Kinnear has Alexa set up in his living room and had paused something he was watching on Amazon Prime on his TV to get something from the kitchen. He said that, because it was a long sentence, he purposely stopped to listen. Earlier, the smart voice assistant was reportedly laughing following regular voice commands , and in some cases, does it completely on its own. It is another way for Amazon to sell its voice assistant and devices to businesses and get Alexa in front of more customers. (more...)
Microsoft, Razer Working on Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support Microsoft, Razer Working on Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support
- June 25, 2018

Perhaps the most well-known brand in the PC gaming accessories market, Razer has partnered with Microsoft with that goal in mind. The latter will allow game developers to tap into its API to make use of Chroma RBG lighting, The Verge adds, and that it's expected to reach users with Microsoft's autumn update for the Xbox One. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumored to be specifically built for PCs Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumored to be specifically built for PCs
- June 25, 2018

What all of these rather technical pointers suggest is a significant boost in power and versatility over the likes of the Snapdragon 850 . When it comes to powering such devices, Intel's Y and U-series Core I processors have held sway, balancing performance with power-sipping credentials. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro official pricing revealed, will cost Rs 9999 Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro official pricing revealed, will cost Rs 9999
- June 25, 2018

Along with the Redmi 6 Pro , the company also unveiled the Mi Pad 4 tablet . Connectivity options in the Mi Pad 4 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Global Positioning System and a USB Type-C port. In typical Xiaomi fashion, the Redmi 6 Pro is also very competitively priced. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage with Wi-FI is priced at CNY 1,399 (Rs 14,500 approximately). (more...)
Security researcher shows how to brute force iPhone passcodes Security researcher shows how to brute force iPhone passcodes
- June 25, 2018

By "modding" the iOS, you can download applications from third-party websites and stores, customize the interface of the device, etc. And to further protect the passcode from being discovered, after ten incorrect attempts to punch in the correct digits, the iPhone will automatically be wiped and the information inside is gone forever. (more...)
Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness
- June 25, 2018

The Messenger kids update finally will be available on the Google Play Store and App Store in Canada and Peru . Upon getting popular, the company is extending this app to Canada and Peru . Facebook has been working with Canadian non-profit organization Media Smarts to focus on the global expansion and promoting digital literacy. After rolling out in the US last year, Messenger Kids is now in Canada , and it's designed for kids to connect with family and friends and to give parents ... (more...)
Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer
- June 25, 2018

And that front grill in huge paired to those skinny, low-placed HID headlamps similar to the Camaro and some recent Jeep crossovers as well. The standard 18-inch wheels and tires can be upgraded to 21-inch wheels and tires. Drivers will also be able to roll down the windows using the key fob, and fire up the (likely optional) heated steering wheel and heated/ventilated seats when remote engine start is engaged. (more...)
No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web
- June 25, 2018

This is why Google started building offline capabilities in Google Chrome for Android . The catch here is that the feature downloads articles based on the most popular content in your location, or your browsing history for stories which may interest you. (more...)
Bethesda Sues Warner Bros. For ‘Blatant’ Fallout Shelter Rip-Off Bethesda Sues Warner Bros. For ‘Blatant’ Fallout Shelter Rip-Off
- June 24, 2018

The suit goes on to allege that well after the release of Fallout Shelter , Warner Bros. made a decision to collaborate with Behaviour to develop a mobile game of its own based on Westworld . Fallout Shelter is a management simulator in which you create different rooms for your vault, and try to keep your residents happy by matching them up with jobs they would like doing best. (more...)
Trainers, start trading! Friends and gifts system released for Pokemon Go Trainers, start trading! Friends and gifts system released for Pokemon Go
- June 24, 2018

Only Great Friends and above can trade legendary Pokemon and shiny Pokemon, Polygon reported . Niantic typically does this for all the new features it adds to Pokemon GO , as both a way to reward those who are most dedicated to the popular mobile game , and to better test features before they're available to everyone. (more...)
USA court backs states over web sales tax USA court backs states over web sales tax
- June 24, 2018

He argued that the court should not regulate e-commerce. The market isn't thrilled about this decision. Such e-commerce businesses generally have not been required to collect sales taxes since the 1992 Supreme Court case, Quill v. In 2014, Amazon , the largest online retailer, began collecting the tax in Florida after it opened a series of "fulfillment centers" in the state. (more...)
Microsoft says it has no plans for virtual reality on Xbox One Microsoft says it has no plans for virtual reality on Xbox One
- June 24, 2018

Perhaps by that time the resulting console would be powerful and seamless enough to support an above-average VR or MR experience for players. Microsoft already had the HoloLens AR headset and was working with hardware OEMs on Windows Mixed Reality headsets for Windows; those began hitting shelves a year ago. (more...)
Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts
- June 24, 2018

Which games are you hoping to grab during this year's summer sale extravaganza? Good thing, because today's the Steam Summer Sale! Take a look at your wishlist on Steam , check it twice, leave cookies and milk out for Gabe Newell, and make sure you've got the best VR fitness games in your queue. (more...)
Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars
- June 24, 2018

In the network appeared information that the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10 will get triple the main camera, in addition, the new product promises a 5-fold optical zoom. The possible implementations and benefits are many, but then again, it can never be this high up on the back of the phone. Reportedly, the upcoming S device might also be priced perfectly. (more...)
Algeria switches off internet connections nationwide during high school exams Algeria switches off internet connections nationwide during high school exams
- June 23, 2018

Mobile and web connections were stopped for two hours on Wednesday to coincide with the start of two high school diploma tests. Nouria Benghabrit, the Minister of Education in Algeria, said in a statement to Annahar newspaper that during the entire period of exams, social media generally and Facebook specifically will be blocked across the country. (more...)
Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards
- June 23, 2018

However, not everybody has been impressed. Apple has acknowledged the fault that many users have complained about for some time. But on Friday, the California company announced it is taking more substantial steps to solve tackle the problem: It is providing repairs to affected customers free-of-charge, and giving refunds to those who had to pay to get their laptops repaired because of the issue. (more...)
Top 5 Best-Designed iOS Apps Of 2018 You Should Try Top 5 Best-Designed iOS Apps Of 2018 You Should Try
- June 23, 2018

Fake Android versions of the best-selling game Fortnite have been spreading online, despite the fact that the game is not now available on Google's mobile operating system. Fortnite is already available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, iOS , Mac, and most recently, Nintendo Switch . Once stories are published on the app, users can browse through and personalize their news experience by prioritizing topics, as well as adjusting settings to receive alerts for breaking ... (more...)
Supreme Court privacy ruling Supreme Court privacy ruling
- June 23, 2018

Lehner said most large retailers and most states have negotiated such sales tax agreements. The decisions made it more hard for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule them. (more...)
Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September
- June 23, 2018

Instead of allocating specific space on the pad for each device, Apple instead has been attempting to merge the sensors into one, allowing users to place any of their devices anywhere on the pad. Apple has always promised a 2018 release for AirPower, but it had been expected much sooner. When AirPower was first announced alongside iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus , and iPhone X, Apple stated that the hardware would make its way into the public domain "sometime" during 2018 . (more...)
Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Sales Tax for Online Purchases Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Sales Tax for Online Purchases
- June 23, 2018

South Dakota, the subject of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling , passed a law requiring sellers to collect a 4.5 percent sales tax if they had more than $100,000 in annual sales or more than 200 transactions. They often don't have the resources to handle the patchwork of sales taxes across multiple states, according to the retailers, while larger outlets like Amazon don't have that problem. (more...)
Apple App Store Antritrust Case Is Headed to the Supreme Court Apple App Store Antritrust Case Is Headed to the Supreme Court
- June 22, 2018

The appeals court "expressly opened the door to duplicative recoveries by different plaintiff groups", Apple argued. For the iOS consumer, however, it could mean an end to being restricted to just the App Store , but that remains to be seen. (more...)
How to complete Fortnite Week 8 treasure and search seven gnomes How to complete Fortnite Week 8 treasure and search seven gnomes
- June 22, 2018

We should get a taste of some of these adjustments in the next few weeks according to the team. Doing so will complete the challenge. The latest list of challenges go from easy to hard, but if you know what to do before you drop in, you'll have the best chance to reach a higher tier. (more...)
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to stop selling location data of customers Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to stop selling location data of customers
- June 22, 2018

Verizon indicated it would end its relationships with brokers LocationSmart and Zumigo in response to an inquiry from Sen. "Verizon did the responsible thing", Wyden said in a statement on Tuesday. It added that it had suspended Securus' access to its customer data. The simple explanation is that Sprint uses legacy time division duplexing (TDD) technology, so the same frequencies are used for both downloads and uplinks, while the other carriers use dedicated bands for the goal. (more...)
YouTube Offers Creators 3 New Ways to Make Money YouTube Offers Creators 3 New Ways to Make Money
- June 22, 2018

Fast forward nine months, and YouTube is now rebranding this initiative as "channel memberships" and will be expanding this "soon" to all eligible YouTube channels with more than 100,000 subscribers. But few things in life are completely free, which is why creators will enter a revenue-sharing scheme with YouTube on memberships, with creators keeping 70 percent of their proceeds and YouTube keeping the rest. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front panel shows up, notch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front panel shows up, notch
- June 22, 2018

Previously, the S9 had been available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. The launch of the Galaxy Note 9 is so far said to be scheduled for August 9 at an "Unpacked" event in NY. Vivo addressed this problem on its recently announced Nex , which features a pop-up camera at the top of the device, although nothing was mentioned about the relocation of the light sensor, if it continues to house one. (more...)
Google's formerly Tango-only Measure comes to ARCore devices Google's formerly Tango-only Measure comes to ARCore devices
- June 22, 2018

It's ideal, for instance, for people who are looking to get new furniture in, but might not have a physical tape measure to hand. Google has released its Measure app for all devices supporting the ARCore technology. The Measure app at work. On first launch, the app first walks users through granting various permissions and details how to use the tool. Apple's not the only one with a measuring application for augmented reality devices! That includes Measure , which is now ... (more...)
EU Regulatory Overreach Extends To Copyright Law That Would Censor The Internet EU Regulatory Overreach Extends To Copyright Law That Would Censor The Internet
- June 22, 2018

Key changes will include a right for publishers to claim compensation for snippets of their news and content being published by aggregators such as Google . Reda said she will "challenge this outcome and request a vote in the European Parliament next month". YouTube has an estimated 1.3 billion users who regularly watch music videos, and it paid US$856m in royalties to music companies a year ago - an estimated 67 cents per user annually. (more...)
Microsoft No Longer Plans to Bring VR to the Xbox One Microsoft No Longer Plans to Bring VR to the Xbox One
- June 22, 2018

Unfortunately, it seems that this is where virtual reality will stay as the company has dialled back its efforts to bring the technology to Xbox consoles. As an open platform, it just allows faster, more rapid iteration. If there were something in the works, VR-capability would've been one of the selling points of the Xbox One X either E3 last year or this year. (more...)