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Newest Hearthstone Expansion The Boomsday Project Revealed Newest Hearthstone Expansion The Boomsday Project Revealed
- July 12, 2018

Legendary creatures have existed in the game from the outset, but this summer expansion will be the first time we see all-powerful spells being cast in matches. Nothing has been specified about the new mode but more will be shared within the next few weeks. Those of you who have PTSD flashbacks at the sight of spawning boombots and maniacal, mechanical laughter might want to look away now. (more...)
Exclusive Bentley Mulsanne W.O Exclusive Bentley Mulsanne W.O
- July 12, 2018

Each W.O. Edition comes with one as standard and inside - displayed in a little window beside your glass of Cheeky Vimto - is a bit of crankshaft from W.O. A small W.O. Bentley signature is displayed on the lower bumper, and special centenary badging is found on the wheel center caps and door sills. The W.O. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone with 23MP primary announced in London Sony Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone with 23MP primary announced in London
- July 12, 2018

The new Xperia XA2 Plus will join the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra in Sony's mid-range line-up, both of which arrived earlier this year. There's no confirmed price yet, but we'd expect it will be similar to or slightly more than the Xperia XA2 Ultra , which started at £379, $449.99 (around AU$670). (more...)
Surface Go Go Go! Surface Go Go Go!
- July 12, 2018

This tablet has a 10-inch display and weighs in at half a kilo, making it lightweight enough to chuck into a shoulder bag easily. The display is 10 inches, with an 1800x1200p screen resolution. The Surface Go Type Cover is also available for preorder on the Microsoft Store and comes in at £99.99 for the black version while the platinum, cobalt blue or burgundy options made from Alcantara are priced at £124.99. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note9's price and release date revealed Samsung Galaxy Note9's price and release date revealed
- July 12, 2018

Also, the fact that Ice Universe , a well-known Samsung leaker, posted it on Twitter is one more reason to trust it. This is the first such leak of its kind concerning the Galaxy Note 9 . Samsung Galaxy Note 9 surfaced again on the Web ahead of its August 9 launch . According to Korean media, the launch will follow very closely and nearly a month earlier than it did with the Galaxy Note 8 past year. (more...)
Worlds collide in autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang, but hopefully it won't Worlds collide in autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang, but hopefully it won't
- July 12, 2018

The two needed to take all of the 1965 Mustang's components and ensure they could handle precise control from onboard computers. The bright folks at Siemens, in conjunction with the brainy souls at England's Cranfield University, engineered this classic auto with modern computing power, and it is one of the best examples yet of how past and future technology can coexist in harmony. (more...)
New MacBook Pro now available in UAE New MacBook Pro now available in UAE
- July 12, 2018

They now also include support for 32GB of system memory and a 4TB SSD. The new Apple Watch models will reportedly feature 39.9mm and 45.2mm displays. Whether you're someone doing serious post-production work, want to make your MacBook VR ready, or simply just want to play games with the best rig available, this is a tremendous addition to Apple's portable Mac line. (more...)
Apple Will Discontinue iPhone SE and iPhone X Apple Will Discontinue iPhone SE and iPhone X
- July 12, 2018

While recent reports show the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are more popular than the X , sales haven't exactly been poor. Apple is gearing up for the launch of its new iPhones and the market suggests that the company might soon discontinue its current flaghsip iPhone X and the cheaper iPhone SE this year. (more...)
Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2 Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2
- July 12, 2018

Let's see what's new in the latest updates rolling out on your devices now. This will enable the users to control multiple AirPlay 2 enabled speakers through iTunes from their MAC devices. Click on Continue and wait until the update automatically installs . Importantly, the update is downloaded by the HomePod itself, meaning the instruction for it to update can be done from anywhere and at any time, even when the iOS device initiating it is not on the same WiFi network. (more...)
10 by 10: Decade of fun, huge payouts at App Store 10 by 10: Decade of fun, huge payouts at App Store
- July 12, 2018

Reportedly Apple charges a 30 percent commission for every app sold on the App store or for any in-app purchase. This approach has yielded the company huge success with the App Store earning more than $130 billion dollars and seeing downloads of more than 170 billion. (more...)
India approved strong net neutrality rules India approved strong net neutrality rules
- July 12, 2018

India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the "strongest" in the world. The Centre on Wednesday accepted the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's recommendations on net neutrality. Trai however had kept "content delivery networks" out of the ambit of net neutrality and also allowed fast lanes for specialised services that DoT (Department of Telecommunications) must define, and permitted telecom operators to use traffic management ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Changing Things Up Samsung Galaxy S10 Changing Things Up
- July 12, 2018

Samsung is set to unveil 3 Galaxy S10 variants this year. Until the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung flagships came with a fingerprint scanner that was housed on the home button at the front below the display . The triple rear camera is said to include a 12MP wide, 12MP telephoto and a 16MP fixed focus 120-degree super wide angle sensors. On the optics front, the device sports a single 13-megapixel sensor on the rear panel with a f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. (more...)
Former Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous vehicle trade secrets Former Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous vehicle trade secrets
- July 12, 2018

One former Apple employee is now in hot water over some of that content, especially in light of allegedly not only bringing it out of Apple's walls, but handing it over to a potentially competing company. When notified in late June that USA authorities were investigating Zhang, his computer and office equipment was secured and he was denied access to his work, she said. (more...)
HTC’s blockchain smartphone will launch this year
- July 12, 2018

The upcoming device bears the HTC "Exodus" codename, but details about it are covered in mystery and the only thing that we have about this phone is a blueprint drawing. CryptoKitties comes as the "world's biggest game to be built on blockchain technology", and unlike any cryptocurrency, it uses a blockchain to create digital creatures that can users can collect, breed, and trade. (more...)
Magic Leap Will Demo in Select AT&T Stores, Ships This Year Magic Leap Will Demo in Select AT&T Stores, Ships This Year
- July 12, 2018

Magic Leap's Colman Bryant demonstrated how the system can track ungloved hands without controllers. "We've joined with AT&T because we believe in a combined vision of expanding high-speed networks, edge computing, and deep integration with creative content", said Rony Abovitz , founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap. (more...)
Broadband speeds in United Kingdom slip down global league table Broadband speeds in United Kingdom slip down global league table
- July 11, 2018

The new average speed would mean downloading a 5GB HD film would take almost 37 minutes. The UK has slipped from 31st to 35th place in the global broadband league tables, behind 25 other European countries, research suggests. The average broadband speed in Yemen was just 0.31Mbps. While the United Kingdom slips in its ranking, at least the average speed has risen, from 16.51Mbps in the 12 months to 10 May 2017, to 18.57Mbps in the 12 months to 29 May 2018 (a 12.5 per cent speed increase). (more...)
Apple squashes bug that caused Taiwan to crash iPhones Apple squashes bug that caused Taiwan to crash iPhones
- July 11, 2018

As the chief research officer at cyber-security company Digita Security , Wardle published details of his bug discovery in a personal blog post . According to Wardle, this bug was simple to reproduce on iPhones with country codes that included China or language settings including Chinese. (more...)
Is this DJI's next Mavic drone? Is this DJI's next Mavic drone?
- July 11, 2018

Until this year, consumers had a choice between the Mavic Pro and Spark . Leaks aren't any new for DJI , as the last several devices have came up online in some form prior to release. It might be because DJI plans for it to be used as a stabilized camera. Oddly this model would not appear to feature the new "quiet props" introduced via the Mavic Pro Platinum but this could be an early concept model. (more...)
Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first' Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'
- July 11, 2018

Although the technology can not record specific number plates, data generated from the system, including the number of activations and the times of day they take place, will be shared with Norfolk police who might then use it to set up future crackdowns. (more...)
House Republicans seek answers from Apple and Alphabet on privacy issues House Republicans seek answers from Apple and Alphabet on privacy issues
- July 11, 2018

The scanning is usually done by computers. Lawmakers have also asked Apple about its collaboration with a company named RapidSOS to provide better location services for 911 calls and if RapidSOS will be sharing and retaining any data. This includes when devices are in "airplane mode" or have removed the SIM card - the small chip in cellphones that tie a phone to a particular person's plan. (more...)
Google Pay now supports peer-to-peer payments and mobile tickets Google Pay now supports peer-to-peer payments and mobile tickets
- July 11, 2018

You may recall that when the switch to Google Pay happened, Google kept this feature as a separate app called Google Pay Send . First off, Google Pay now stores your boarding passes and event tickets, alongside your cards. Feel free to use the service with your other loyalty cards or gift cards for more rewards. Google's blog post says you'll be able to save passes from Ticketmaster and Southwest with "more places soon, including Eventbrite, Singapore Airlines, and Vueling". (more...)
The 'dual-screen' Ticwatch Pro costs $250 The 'dual-screen' Ticwatch Pro costs $250
- July 11, 2018

Moving on from the display , though, the Ticwatch Pro doesn't skimp when it comes to the hardware. And that's because there's two of them. It enables lower power consumption as the tech allows the watch owner to switch between FSTN LCD display and an OLED display . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with new S Pen revealed Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with new S Pen revealed
- July 11, 2018

This rumour comes mere days after another from ice Universe that revealed that there may be three phones in the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup - the entry level Beyond 0, as well as a Beyond 1 and 2. If Samsung stays true to form, the USA version of the Galaxy S10 + should get the Snapdragon 855 , which would be Qualcomm's entry into the 7nm processor market. (more...)
Bugatti to launch limited-edition Chiron Divo Bugatti to launch limited-edition Chiron Divo
- July 11, 2018

Instead expect performance gains for the Diva to come from lighter body panels, increased downforce, more aggressive suspension and stickier tyres - your typical track day fare, if not your typical donor auto. Bugatti will charge £4.42 million for each of the 40 Divos that will be made - a heavy premium over the other two models. The Divo is made for corners. (more...)
Phone Signal Scanners to Remind Drivers Not to Call-and-Drive
- July 10, 2018

It doesn't monitor data connections though, so won't actually set the warning signs off if you're simply checking notifications or your phone's using a rare bit of 4G to update 53 apps you never use, and it won't shame drivers by capturing their number plates either - it only illuminates the no-mobiles roadside sign. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Red release TODAY - Meet the most stunning OnePlus to date OnePlus 6 Red release TODAY - Meet the most stunning OnePlus to date
- July 10, 2018

The phone can be picked up from Amazon India only at the moment, but starting July 14, it can also be purchased from oneplus .in and OnePlus exclusive offline stores. In terms of specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 6 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS 5.1 on top and is upgradable to Android P. The handset features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Fortnite Worlds Collide: What Is the New Worlds Collide Event? Fortnite Worlds Collide: What Is the New Worlds Collide Event?
- July 10, 2018

This follows previous delays for Fortnite fans during past season crossovers. If you've yet to unlock season 4's Omega skin, then, you've only got a few days left to do so. However, Epic Games appears to be teasing something more than just the Wild West and a new desert map. Fans are expecting to see keymap landmarks switched out for new locations, which has already started to happen. (more...)
Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last
- July 10, 2018

It will be available for preorders starting today and the shipping will begin in August. Worst of all, the bezels are insanely large, making Surface Go look quite ugly. In May, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was working on low-priced 10-inch tablet to compete with Apple's iPad . Microsoft's budget Surface tablet is allegedly meant to land at around $400 (about £300), making for a significant price difference from the £650+ Surface Pro range. (more...)
Owning an iPhone is the best indicator of wealth, claims research Owning an iPhone is the best indicator of wealth, claims research
- July 10, 2018

The economists inferred demographics based on people's media consumption and consumer behavior and found that "no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone". For instance, in 1992, there was a 62.2% chance that if you were using Grey Poupon dijon mustard, you had some cash. The paper also reveals iPhone owners are likely to give the impression of being educated. (more...)
Google's summer sale offers decent discounts on Pixel 2 XL, Home speakers Google's summer sale offers decent discounts on Pixel 2 XL, Home speakers
- July 10, 2018

The Google Store is kicking off a summer-themed event today that discounts the Pixel 2 XL, all Google Home smart speakers , Chromecasts, and more. Last week we told you about a killer deal on the original Pixel ( which is still going on ), but if you'd rather get some of Google's newest products for less, now's the time to act. (more...)