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Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over foreign bids to tilt politics Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over foreign bids to tilt politics
- September 05, 2018

The committee wanted Larry Page, the Chief Executive Officer of Google's parent company Alphabet, to testify as well, but the company insisted on sending a lower-level official, drawing the lawmakers' ire. Rosenberger, who testified before the same committee on foreign influence on social media last month, said she has "every expectation that [the hearing] will be serious from the lawmakers' side". (more...)
Samsung may finally be ready to show off its foldable phone
- September 05, 2018

Mr. Koh says they are working on providing an experience different from what you get from a tablet when the device is unfolded. Koh said at the IFA electronics show in Germany last week. While the world waits for Apple to announce its 2018 lineup of iPhones, Samsung may be getting ready to upstage the Cupertino company by taking the wraps off of its own device, and one that has been at the center of many rumors over the past year or so. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Is Great for Variety in Gaming, Says PlayStation Exec Nintendo Switch Is Great for Variety in Gaming, Says PlayStation Exec
- September 05, 2018

Sony's own growth strategy, added Yoshida, will include mobile, but his words make it sound like it won't include connecting PlayStation players with those on Switch or Xbox One . Gaming is diverse, if you only serve to bring joy to part of an audience then you are behind in many, many ways'. Going back with what Yoshida said, he spoke at the IFA conference in Berlin recently and suggested that Sony doesn't allow cross-play because PS4 is the "best place to play". (more...)
OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS Open Beta update based on Android Pie OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS Open Beta update based on Android Pie
- September 05, 2018

OnePlus has brought the new beta update for its flagship smartphone months after offering Android P Beta builds . The update revamps the interface to match Pie, including enabling the new gesture navigation. OnePlus says that some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version. You'll download the update file , drop it on your phone's storage, head into System updates , and update via local storage. (more...)
Sony scrapping PS2 aftercare service in Japan Sony scrapping PS2 aftercare service in Japan
- September 05, 2018

Ever since, an aftercare service has been available allowing owners in Japan to send their PS2 consoles to Sony for fix. Sony Japan's notice of termination of PS2 after-sales service was updated Monday to reflect that it would longer accept new requests. (more...)
Battlefield 5 Shares First Battle Royale Mode Details Battlefield 5 Shares First Battle Royale Mode Details
- September 05, 2018

Firestorm will see sixteen teams of four scrapping it out on a massive map - the lagest Battlefield has seen to date - to become the last squad standing. Finally, the trailer takes a sneak peek into DICE's plans for " Battlefield V " post-launch. Plus, all players will get free content under what DICE calls Tides of War . (more...)
Forsaken add-ons won’t bring new planets Forsaken add-ons won’t bring new planets
- September 05, 2018

Speaking with Polygon , Destiny 2: Forsaken's project lead Scott Taylor shed a little more light on the expansions, and what fans should expect in terms of new locations. If you were hoping that you'll be seeing some completely new planets for some wild adventures to be had then sadly that just won't be happening with the upcoming annual pass. (more...)
Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign
- September 05, 2018

Google today announced a wide set of changes coming to the world's most popular browser - some aesthetic, and some functional. For that, we are exceedingly grateful . Users new and old will now be met with a rounded search bar, rounded tabbed pages, and rounded quick search icons. Overall, Google says this visual overhaul is meant to boost productivity by reducing distractions and improving navigation. (more...)
Razer confirms 2nd-gen Razer Phone is in the works Razer confirms 2nd-gen Razer Phone is in the works
- September 05, 2018

Perhaps the most interesting thing that Razer has stated is not only that the development of the Razer Phone 2 is underway, but that part of that development includes software with a very interesting promise. In its earnings call, reported by WCCFtech , Razer confirmed that the successor is on the way. According to its latest financial report, gaming-lifestyle company Razer seem happy enough with the response to its debut gaming-oriented Razer Phone to promise investors there will ... (more...)
OnePlus 6T Retail Box Reveals Waterdrop Display & In-display Fingerprint Scanner
- September 04, 2018

Now, Weibo user Laobaotech (h/t: MySmartPrice ) has uploaded photos of what is allegedly the OnePlus 6T packaging. The latest leak also reveals an in-display fingerprint sensor. Further expansion, however, is not likely to be supported. Last month, OPPO launched the OPPO R17 and OPPO R17 Pro smartphones in China. The OnePlus 6T will probably start at the same price as the OnePlus 6, although you can expect a slight premium in case the smartphone does come with a few ... (more...)
Huawei's new flagship smartphone now has a launch date Huawei's new flagship smartphone now has a launch date
- September 04, 2018

The P20 Pro has been put on a pedestal for many reasons, from its 6.1-inch OLED screen being one of the first notched displays housing a dual front-facing camera, to its flagship triple lens rear-facing camera, all backed by a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. (more...)
OnePlus 6T setting goals... for next year? OnePlus 6T setting goals... for next year?
- September 04, 2018

The leaked images also reveal the product tagline - Unlock the Speed . It looks like OnePlus is gearing up to reschedule "T" version of OnePlus 6 to January, as suggested by the teaser. When we first discussed OPPO's R17, we didn't talk long about its in-display fingerprint reader, simply because we figured OnePlus would change up the design somewhat and place a physical button somewhere on the phone for fingerprint duties. (more...)
IPad Pro 2018 Renders Reveal New Design Changes IPad Pro 2018 Renders Reveal New Design Changes
- September 04, 2018

Like its iPhone lineup, Apple has given the 3.5mm headphone jack the boot from the tablet. The renders are an improved version of CAD schematics that were previously released, showing a daring iPad with a fresh new look. If the renders are close to the real thing, though, then this might be the nicest-looking iPad Apple has ever produced. It remains to be seen how much is real, and how much is smoke but the new iPad line will surely make an impression when it is finally announced. (more...)
Microsoft takes a pruning axe to Skype's forest of features Microsoft takes a pruning axe to Skype's forest of features
- September 04, 2018

Past year saw a new Highlights feature seemingly styled after Snapchat's Stories, but that's now being dropped. The ephemeral feature was first made popular by Snapchat, and then copied with great success by Instagram and other Facebook-owned products Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. (more...)
Samsung's foldable phone might actually, finally launch this year Samsung's foldable phone might actually, finally launch this year
- September 04, 2018

That goes for the midrange Galaxy A-series , too, which this year will be announced as the first Samsung phones with triple cameras. On November 7, Samsung's Developer Conference will kick off and the company will further show off its Bixby-powered speaker called Galaxy Home . (more...)
A Doom II Secret From 1995 Has Been Unlocked A Doom II Secret From 1995 Has Been Unlocked
- September 03, 2018

The news comes way of series co-creator John Romero, who tweeted out on Friday that a YouTuber by the name of Zero Master had unearthed a secret that had been hiding for nearly a quarter of a century. You can see the secret at around the 3:00 minute mark below. For the DOOM community, this discovery is not only monumental because it's not often something new is discovered in the series, which has been combed over an innumerable amount of times, but this means that players can finally ... (more...)
Apple warns of hardware defect in some iPhone 8s Apple warns of hardware defect in some iPhone 8s
- September 03, 2018

The site said the new flagship model will be called the iPhone XS and that Apple also plans to release a new version of the Apple Watch with a larger display by reducing the edges around it. The most expensive iPhone XS will be a 6.5-inch screen model, says Bloomberg. Then there were the leaks of what are claimed to be official images of the iPhone XS. (more...)
Where Did I Leave That Pixel 3 XL Where Did I Leave That Pixel 3 XL
- September 03, 2018

According to a report from Android Police , a Lyft cabbie in the USA discovered a Pixel 3 XL in the backseat of his auto. Oops? A Google employee lost a yet to be announced Pixel 3 phone in a taxi. Dual front-facing cameras with an earpiece in-between, and a front-firing bottom speaker on the chin. This resulted in new details coming out regarding the device which was previously unknown. (more...)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate out today | Switch Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate out today | Switch
- September 03, 2018

The first kind will be the veteran Monster Hunter player. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a fun and satisfying addition to the Switch's ever-growing library of games. That's where the Ultimate subtitle comes in. As a frame of reference, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate has over 280% of the large monsters that World had. (more...)
New Titles Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September New Titles Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September
- September 03, 2018

These add to the more than a hundred games (across Xbox One and Xbox 360) which might perhaps doubtless be already on hand within the library. The Master Chief Collection , which before the whole lot launched in 2014, is ideal Halo equipment ever released. (more...)
Fortnite: Search Between Three Oversized Seats Challenge Fortnite: Search Between Three Oversized Seats Challenge
- September 03, 2018

By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. Look toward the little island in the distance and walk toward the edge to find the battle star. The search between oversized seats week 8 Battle Pass challenge has already been completed by fans today. (more...)
VQ introduces Alexa voice control to its vintage Hepburn speaker VQ introduces Alexa voice control to its vintage Hepburn speaker
- September 02, 2018

Nearly a month ago , Samsung made a decision to join Amazon , Google , and Apple in the smart speakers club by unveiling the Galaxy Home. The connectivity tech inside of the AI Cube makes it a little more interesting. Thanks to it, it will be able to listen to the user's vocal commands to answer questions, control smart home appliances, stream music and much more, by basing on a library with over 50,000 skills. (more...)
Google’s Assistant is now bilingual Google’s Assistant is now bilingual
- September 02, 2018

Google is adding multilingual support to Google Assistant, enabling users to jump between two languages when communicating with the voice-activated assistant. Google announced the new feature during IFA 2018 , the major tech show in Berlin . But starting today , Google Assistant has bilingual capabilities. (more...)
Motorola One With Android One Announced Motorola One With Android One Announced
- September 02, 2018

Motorola One smartphone was launched in August 2018. The Motorola One will arrive in the coming months in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, while the Motorola One Power is only now scheduled for release in India in October. You'll find the volume and power keys nicely located on the right of the One, while the SIM tray is on the left. It's sporting a 6.2 inch (17.5cm) 19:9 Max Vision Full HD+ display , which makes it larger than Motorola One . (more...)
Battlefield V has been delayed by one month Battlefield V has been delayed by one month
- September 02, 2018

Battlefield V was originally scheduled for release on October 19, so it was sandwiched in the middle of some stiff competition. Despite the actual release being delayed, the open BETA in September has not changed - so you can still enjoy some Battlefield V before the new November release date. (more...)
Mozilla to boost Firefox privacy by automatically blocking all tracking Mozilla to boost Firefox privacy by automatically blocking all tracking
- September 02, 2018

Cross-site trackers don't only pose a privacy concern, but they can slow down page-loading as well. As a result of these observations Mozilla will begin blocking slow-loading trackers by default in Firefox 63, cross-site trackers by Firefox 65, and 'harmful practices' in as-yet unspecified 'future versions '. (more...)
Microsoft accidentally offered Windows 10 Insider Preview builds to regular users Microsoft accidentally offered Windows 10 Insider Preview builds to regular users
- September 02, 2018

Microsoft said the new version of its OS will "bring new features and enhancements", though we don't yet know much about those changes. "We'll share more details about the update over the coming weeks". The name is no surprise given that it was expected to begin its rollout in October , and its predecessor was the April 2018 Update released in April. (more...)
Apple’s first autonomous vehicle crash in California revealed by DMV Apple’s first autonomous vehicle crash in California revealed by DMV
- September 02, 2018

As per a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, one of Apple's test vehicles was involved in a low speed incident on August 24. Apple researchers also a year ago published their first public research on cars, a software system that could help spot pedestrians more readily. This appears to be the first crash involving one of Apple's test vehicles. (more...)
Honor launches Honor Play gaming phone globally, previews Magic 2 flagship Honor launches Honor Play gaming phone globally, previews Magic 2 flagship
- September 02, 2018

In the smartphone design world, full of notches and chins , Magic 2 dares to bring a truly bezel-less phone. Honor said the Magic 2 features a sliding upper screen to activate the device's AI capabilities, and instead of the visible notch now standard among upper range devices, it has a hidden-from-view front camera , enabling a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 100 percent. (more...)
BlackBerry KEY2 LE Australian Price, Specs And Release Date BlackBerry KEY2 LE Australian Price, Specs And Release Date
- September 01, 2018

It packs 4GB RAM and comes in 32GB or 64GB storage options. Similar to the Key2 , the Key2 LE sports a fingerprint sensor embedded within the Space Bar. Regardless, it's meant to indicate this is a lower-powered version of the "flagship" Key2 that launched earlier this year. Finally addressing the biggest issue with its successors, the Key2 LE is generously equipped at its current price . (more...)