Technology


Sony is the reason Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform play Sony is the reason Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform play
- July 03, 2018

Mind you, Howard didn't say the word "console", and we're not yet clear what next-gen consoles might look like, or if they'll be consoles at all. Oh my. The lesson here is simple: While loyalty absolutely plays a part in overall product sales, gamers also re-evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of platforms with each successive product shift. (more...)
Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission
- July 03, 2018

On Samsung's Galaxy S9 support board , a user said Samsung Messages became buggy after an T-Mobile RCS/advanced messaging update on his phone. "Last night around 2:30 am, my phone sent [my girlfriend] my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app ". (more...)
Android P Developer Preview 4 released behind schedule Android P Developer Preview 4 released behind schedule
- July 03, 2018

Since we're closing in on Developer Preview 5 and the final release , not much has changed, but there are enough tweaks that we thought a video was necessary. The DP4 images are now live on Google's website for the four devices, and the OTA updates are being rolled out too. If you are running the Android P beta on your Essential Phone or via other participating manufacturers, then the beta 3 update should reach you within the next few weeks. (more...)
Facebook reveals bug that unblocked users Facebook reveals bug that unblocked users
- July 03, 2018

According to a new official Facebook blog post, the company is now notifying over 800,000 users that unwanted people may have seen posts on Facebook and Facebook Messenger, even if you'd proactively blocked those people from seeing your posts, between May 29 and June 5. (more...)
Comcast Announces It Will Begin Throttling Internet Speeds For Mobile Customres Comcast Announces It Will Begin Throttling Internet Speeds For Mobile Customres
- July 03, 2018

Customers who pay-by-the-GB will continue to enjoy full 4G LTE speeds, but unlimited customers are out of luck. Ironically, the second restriction is just for the "unlimited" plan. Those numbers were slightly ahead of most Wall Street analyst expectations. "We're making two changes to our service to help us maintain the low price point of Xfinity Mobile". (more...)
This This "Mobile Airbag" Deploys Automatically When Your iPhone is Dropped
- July 02, 2018

But at the same time, I can't stand ruining the look and feel of a phone with big, bulky hunks of plastic, which means my phones tend to be naked. The case will feature built-in sensors that can detect when the phone is dropping, in which it will then deploy the springs that will help dampen the fall. (more...)
Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras
- July 02, 2018

When it comes to the world of smartphones , dual-rear cameras have become quite popular, be it in premium or the budget category. Light has already shown prototype devices, with both five and nine-lenses, that are capable of shooting pictures up to 64-megapixels. (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy On6 with Infinity Display at Rs 14,490 in India Samsung launches Galaxy On6 with Infinity Display at Rs 14,490 in India
- July 02, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy On6 is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with all the eight cores clocked at 1.6GHz. "Packed with new "Make for India" innovations such as "Chat-Over-Video", My Galaxy Video and Samsung Pay Mini, Galaxy On6 is a ideal companion for multi-taskers", said Sandeep Singh Arora, Vice President, Online Business, Samsung India. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9, Eldar Murtazin confirms the 4000 mAh battery Galaxy Note 9, Eldar Murtazin confirms the 4000 mAh battery
- July 02, 2018

The latest models of the Samsung which includes Galaxy Note 8 , Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are also not safe from the bug and are facing similar issues, in fact, these smart phones were the most affected ones. As expected, there might just be a 512GB version of the device with an impressive 8GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be available in two variants , the North American variant will be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, whereas the rest of the world will ... (more...)
Tripura: Man who was warning people about rumour-mongering lynched by mob Tripura: Man who was warning people about rumour-mongering lynched by mob
- July 02, 2018

The deceased has been identified as Zahid Khan (30), while two others who have been injured are identified as Gulzan Ahmed Khan and 22-year-old Khursheed. "I showed them my driving license, Aadhar and identity card but they still attacked us". "The accused hail from a tribal village where WhatsApp posts pertaining to child kidnappers had gone viral". (more...)
Mysterious and exciting new Galaxy Note 9 features tipped by top leaker Mysterious and exciting new Galaxy Note 9 features tipped by top leaker
- July 02, 2018

With the S9 widely having been panned as an incremental improvement over the S8, the stakes for the S10 are much higher, and Samsung's top brass simply has to be aware of this fact. Then, the camera. The back side of the Samsung smartphone would be a camera with triple lens. But Ice Universe is convinced that Samsung has a major S Pen upgrade in store for the Galaxy Note 9 , and his information is rarely off base. (more...)
Light developing a smartphone with 9 cameras that can produce 64MP images
- July 02, 2018

From Apple to Xiaomi , most smartphone makers are incorporating this feature in their phones. Now, after several years, a new report comes to say Light is in the process of bringing the multi-lenses technology to the smartphone. The smartphone also has what the company called 5X hybrid zoom feature. Light created the L16, a DSLR-replacement camera with 16 lenses. However, the Light smartphone claims to take it further. (more...)
California Shields Big Soda From Local Taxes California Shields Big Soda From Local Taxes
- July 02, 2018

Lawmakers are scrambling to get the bill to Gov. The beverage industry, however, has been fighting back against such taxes. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco says the industry "is aiming a nuclear weapon at government in California". (more...)
Alleged in-hand photos show off the upcoming red OnePlus 6 Alleged in-hand photos show off the upcoming red OnePlus 6
- July 02, 2018

C61422 is the RGB code for the colour Dark Red, but then you all knew that didn't you? As scheduled , a new, red color variant for the OnePlus 6 has officially arrived. In terms of connectivity, the OnePlus smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Below the dual camera setup is a fingerprint scanner. (more...)
New Overwatch Hero Wrecking Ball Announced New Overwatch Hero Wrecking Ball Announced
- July 02, 2018

Wrecking Ball is none other than Hammond, who was on the Horizon Lunar Colony with Winston according to Overwatch lore. The reveal teaser for him shows that the mech works functionally similar to a hamster ball, but when unfurled, has dual guns on both arms that can unleash heavy fire on opponents. (more...)
Google Maps shows Waze-like incident reporting for some users Google Maps shows Waze-like incident reporting for some users
- July 02, 2018

The crowd-sourced nature of Waze allows drivers to benefit from real-time driving experiences from other Waze users. In 2017, Google introduced a feature into Maps to remember where you parked your vehicle, for example, a feature which existed in Waze. (more...)
Sane Trilogy out now for ps4, xbox one, nintendo switch Sane Trilogy out now for ps4, xbox one, nintendo switch
- July 01, 2018

Announced at E3 , Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is getting a completely original level called Future Tense . Future Tense brings an extra layer of difficulty to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped's Future world, as players dodge rockets, destroy robots and leap over lasers while ascending a massive futuristic skyscraper. (more...)
Mario Tennis Aces Receiving Three New Characters Mario Tennis Aces Receiving Three New Characters
- July 01, 2018

Nintendo also posted a clip of Miyamoto and Reggie playing Mario Tennis . Fortunately, those unwilling or unable to jump online need not worry about missing out, as these bonus players are only timed exclusives, and will be made available to everyone else the following month. (more...)
Moto Z3, Motorola One, Motorola One Power launch set for August 2 Moto Z3, Motorola One, Motorola One Power launch set for August 2
- July 01, 2018

But it is unclear if it is just compact or a toned down version. On first impression, you might be forgiven for assuming the image above is showcasing the Motorola One Power , but it's not. As for the internal specs of the Motorola One , that information remains a mystery. No word on pricing and availability yet but we'll let you know as soon as we hear more details on August 2, 2 PM, during the launch at the Motorola headquarters in Chicago. (more...)
Huawei Will Launch 5G Smartphone in Early 2019 Huawei Will Launch 5G Smartphone in Early 2019
- July 01, 2018

But just when it cross the finish line is still not finalized. "But if we look at the architecture and protocol stacks, 5G and 4G use the same architecture". China Mobile teamed up with Huawei and other manufacturers to carry out research and verification on network slicing and continuously explored new business models with the goal of accelerating commercialization of 5G applications. (more...)
OnePlus is teasing a red OnePlus 6
- July 01, 2018

These include details of an 8GB variant, a display notch and a relocated alert slider for the smartphone. Now, things are heating up for a red variant of the OnePlus 6. If you have not purchased a OnePlus 6 yet but have been waiting to see how the dust settles on the reviews for it now could be a good time to consider pulling the trigger on that purchase. (more...)
Dallas Federal Court Cuts $500M Verdict in Facebook VR Lawsuit in Half Dallas Federal Court Cuts $500M Verdict in Facebook VR Lawsuit in Half
- July 01, 2018

After a Texas jury awarded ZeniMax $500 million in its suit against Oculus past year, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade has reduced that payout to $250 million. With Oculus, Facebook's co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg was betting big and early on virtual reality . ZeniMax said it's pleased to have won $250 million - plus $54 million in interest - and disappointed that the jury verdict was cut in half. (more...)
PUBG Corp. drops suit against Epic Games over Fortnite PUBG Corp. drops suit against Epic Games over Fortnite
- June 30, 2018

The tweet linked out to a post on the game's subreddit where Epic Games provided a bit more information to say that additional updates would come tomorrow when the developers know more about the status of the Playground LTM. They use medium bullets and both guns shoot at once when you pull the trigger, dealing 41-43 damage. There are also a number of tweaks coming along with this patch . (more...)
Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery
- June 30, 2018

Aquila was a drone powered by solar energy that could be used to take the Internet to remote places on the planet. The basic objective of the drone is to ensure that communication in these areas does not break. Facebook will continue to develop HAPS and its prerequisites like high-capacity batteries and signal transmitters and receivers. In combination with the runway challenges for which they are expecting to utilize the fledgling spaceport of Virgin Galactic but had only dirt in their hands ... (more...)
Amazon announces their new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet Amazon announces their new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet
- June 30, 2018

Amazon has introduced Show Mode , an Alexa experience for its Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets that provides full-screen visuals with the voice responses of Alexa. The dock itself is also adjustable so that you can customize the angle that your tablet is displayed at. Buying both together saves you about $10 as compared to buying an Echo Show , so it's not like you're getting enormous savings. (more...)
Warner says Bethesda's Westworld allegations are 'as surprising as they are unsubstantiated' Warner says Bethesda's Westworld allegations are 'as surprising as they are unsubstantiated'
- June 30, 2018

Of course, with this being a survival game you'll also need to craft some weaponry and defensive tools to guard your settlement from whatever monsters are lurking round in the wasteland or just douchey players that are wondering about. In the statment issued to GamesIndustry.biz , Warner Bros claimed that they had been "assured by the game developer, Behaviour Interactive , that Bethesda's allegations are untrue and that none of Bethesda's code was used in the Westworld game". (more...)
One NES Classic Launch Time and Location Confirmed One NES Classic Launch Time and Location Confirmed
- June 30, 2018

Furthermore, Thrillist notes that Walmart will have NES Classic consoles available online at 1pm EST. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy , GameStop , and Walmart are peddling NES Classics again after Nintendo announced the console's return in May . (more...)
Whatsapp 'Send Messages' Group Controls Officially Rolling Out on Android, iPhone Whatsapp 'Send Messages' Group Controls Officially Rolling Out on Android, iPhone
- June 30, 2018

The feature is a server-side switch and is now being rolled out to Android and Windows Phone users. Similar to a feature offered by Telegram , this gives administrators the ability to be the only users in a group capable of sending messages... (more...)
Free wireless headphones with live translation launched Free wireless headphones with live translation launched
- June 30, 2018

The headset additionally offers easy adjustments of volume, playback, and switching between multiple music tracks. For instance, the OnePlus offering has eight hours of playback time from a full charge, while Apple's AirPods only offer five without the charging case. (more...)
Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ is a ‘Pocketable’ Dual-Screen Surface Device Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ is a ‘Pocketable’ Dual-Screen Surface Device
- June 30, 2018

Microsoft's documents describe Andromeda as a "new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience". The Verge also states that the current engineering samples of this pocketable Surface device look identical to 3D concepts created by David Breyer . (more...)