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OnePlus is coming for cordcutters next with a 4K smart TV OnePlus is coming for cordcutters next with a 4K smart TV
- September 20, 2018

The OnePlus smart TV will be developed by a new division within OnePlus , led by Pete Lau himself. In announcing the news, chief Pete Lau describes it as "the first step in building a connected human experience". Integrating with Google Assistant would dovetail the TV into a wide range of smart home systems which OnePlus seems keen to leverage, seeing the TV as a smart home hub, rather than just a place to watch TV. (more...)
OnePlus 6T India launch soon, will be Amazon exclusive OnePlus 6T India launch soon, will be Amazon exclusive
- September 20, 2018

While it's not advisable to take this as solid evidence, case makers typically get dimensions well in advance so they can prepare their accessories in time for the launch so it's very plausible. The phone doesn't have triple-camera system as rumoured earlier. From the dream of some fans, that here three cameras would be used on the back, is obviously nothing, because of OnePlus sticks to a dual-camera unit, in which apparently - at least if one compares with the press images of the OnePlus ... (more...)
Google expanding Emergency Location Services to the U.S. Google expanding Emergency Location Services to the U.S.
- September 19, 2018

It has been a couple of years since Google officially launched Emergency Location Services in Android. Google's Emergency Location Service (ELS) is already in 14 countries worldwide but comes to the USA starting today. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has been working with Google for four years to implement ELS. Your location is computed on your device and delivered directly to emergency providers when you call an emergency number, without passing through Google's servers. (more...)
Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi cars to get Android-based ICE Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi cars to get Android-based ICE
- September 19, 2018

Under the partnership, starting 2021, the alliance members in many markets will utilise Android for providing "intelligent infotainment and customer focussed-applications" across multiple models and brands, the alliance said in a statement. (more...)
Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces
- September 19, 2018

This has an added benefit of Google Assistant showing the search result rather than just saying it out loud. If you've been satisfied by what the Google Assistant smart speakers have achieved thus far, then your interest may be piqued by what's in store with the Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Display . (more...)
Withing's new Steel HR Sport is a hybrid fitness watch with Global Positioning System Withing's new Steel HR Sport is a hybrid fitness watch with Global Positioning System
- September 19, 2018

The Withings Steel HR Sport can even generate "Fitness Level" assessments based on complex VO2 max measurements, boasting a remarkable 25-day battery life, and already shipping from the company's official e-store, with Amazon and "selected retailers" to follow. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite debut Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite debut
- September 19, 2018

The Mi 8 Youth 6GB RAM variant is priced at 1699 Yuan and 1999 Yuan for the 64GB and 128GB storage options. Now that the Mi 8 Pro is around to fill the gap between the standard Mi 8 and the Explorer Edition, there are some spec choices to be made as well. (more...)
Sony unveils its $100 PlayStation Classic with 20 pre-loaded classic games Sony unveils its $100 PlayStation Classic with 20 pre-loaded classic games
- September 19, 2018

Like the other mini consoles listed above, an AC adapter is not included, so you'll need to bring your own - a smartphone charger or even a smart TV's USB port should provide enough juice to power the device. If you look closely you will see these connect via USB, recessed within the larger Sony pad style ports at the front. The games that have been confirmed so far are Final Fantasy VII , Tekken 3 , Wild Arms , Jumping Flash , and R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 . (more...)
The Witcher Tales' is Out in December — Gwent Spin-Off 'Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales' is Out in December — Gwent Spin-Off 'Thronebreaker
- September 19, 2018

CD Projekt Red has tonight announced Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales which is a brand new game set in the world of The Witcher . Now while some will drool all over their screens since this is a new The Witcher game, we strongly suggest tempering your expectations. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Squad Contest Winner Can Play ‘Fortnite’ With Ninja
- September 19, 2018

Samsung is kicking off a new contest for " Fortnite " fans and giving away playtime with the game's top streamer and lots of extra gaming peripherals to the victor. Samsung is also giving the lucky victor a "cross-platform gamer pack" worth over $5,000 Dollars. The victor will also take home Samsung's "Ultimate Cross-Platform Gamer Pack" which includes a 65-inch Q9FN QLED TV (2018), a 49-inch CHG90 QLED gaming monitor, and a pair of AKG N700NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones . (more...)
New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook
- September 19, 2018

In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month as zero-cost EMI for a period of one year to own the 512GB variant of iPhone XS Max that will come for Rs 144,900 in India. "And so if you look at it, the phone has replaced your digital camera.it's replaced your video camera, ". That way, you're not leaving any personal data on there, and the person you're selling it to (if that's the route you're taking) has a clean slate to work with (and can unlock the phone without a code or ... (more...)
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL appear in more leaked images Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL appear in more leaked images
- September 19, 2018

Since Android Pie is now only available to a select number of devices-most notably the Pixel series from Google-most of the early reports came in from owners of those devices posting to messages boards and on social media. One Redditor said "the whole "we'll fix it guys" is not gonna fly on this one". This mistake not only affected Pixel phones, but some other devices running Android Pie. (more...)
Google Maps now available for Apple CarPlay Google Maps now available for Apple CarPlay
- September 19, 2018

Back when CarPlay launched, its relatively closed ecosystem was billed as an advantage. But Apple finally changed that with the launch of iOS 12 . You can download Google Maps if you have not done so on iTunes or just go to the App Store on your device and check for updates. (more...)
Google Family Link expands worldwide, also adding teenage supervision features Google Family Link expands worldwide, also adding teenage supervision features
- September 19, 2018

Meanwhile, Google also revealed that full Family Link support for teens and children will arrive to Chromebooks in the near future, and support for Google Assistant from next week ("Hey Google, hurry up and lock my kid's phone, would ya?"). (more...)
TomTom killer? Your next vehicle could come with Google Android TomTom killer? Your next vehicle could come with Google Android
- September 19, 2018

One of the most recent examples comes in the form of Google's announcement of its plans to partner with the powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi automotive alliance in integrating its Android System in media displays that will be part of millions of future auto designs. (more...)
IPhone XS & XS Max: Unboxing And First Impression
- September 19, 2018

Everyone else should be prepared to shimmy their hands up and down the phone a lot. "Most people pay about $30 a month for an iPhone or $1 a day", Cook told Robin Roberts. When the Apple iPhone X came along, I quickly jumped ship from the large iPhone 8 Plus I had been using for a while. Of course, that was entirely by design. (more...)
Ferrari looks to iconic past designs with new Monza models Ferrari looks to iconic past designs with new Monza models
- September 18, 2018

We should also not that if you'd feel lonely driving by yourself in the Monza SP1 , there will also be a two-seat Monza SP2 so that you can use to cruise the boulevard in style with your significant other. Marchionne had orchestrated Ferrari's spinoff from parent Fiat Chrysler, positioned it as a luxury brand rather than a carmaker, and managed to do what few thought possible: sail through a self-imposed production cap of 7,000 cars a year without sacrificing pricing power or its exclusive ... (more...)
Capcom to shut down all projects at their Vancouver studio Capcom to shut down all projects at their Vancouver studio
- September 18, 2018

Capcom has shared a notice detailing the financial ramifications of "the termination of development projects" previously in the works at Capcom Vancouver, though details on the cancelations such as specific games or the number of projects affected were not given. (more...)
Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.286 and 16299.666 - here's what's new Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.286 and 16299.666 - here's what's new
- September 18, 2018

The October 2018 Update will introduce a bunch of new and improved features to Windows 10, as these twice-yearly major upgrades always do. This upcoming Windows 10 update comes with new features such as Storage Sense, Cloud Clipboard , Your Phone App integration, redesigned Windows security, an updated Notepad , and more. (more...)
YouTube Gaming Finds New Home on Main Site YouTube Gaming Finds New Home on Main Site
- September 18, 2018

All the features of YouTube Gaming will now be incorporated into regular YouTube, including livestreams, Super Chat and channel memberships. Meant to be a platform to connect with personalities in gaming culture , Ryan Wyatt, YouTube's director of gaming content and partnerships, would later concede to The Verge that "there was confusion with the YouTube gaming app". (more...)
New iPhones are bigger in size and price tag
- September 18, 2018

Like, mindblowingly so: nearly three times faster downloads on AT&T, more than double on Verizon, and almost double the speed on T-Mobile. The XR bundle includes a Xiaomi Mi 8 SE smartphone, 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air, the Mi Band 3, the Mi Bluetooth Mini Headset.is priced at CNY 6,499 (Rs. (more...)
New 'Kingdom Hearts 3' Trailer, Box Art Revealed New 'Kingdom Hearts 3' Trailer, Box Art Revealed
- September 18, 2018

And thus far, the footage is very promising, as Sora teams up with Baymax on a number of occasions, first to fend off against various enemies, then riding on his back for what appears to be some kind of shooting sequence. There might have been a hundred and one spin-offs in-between but incredibly it's now 12 years since the release of Kingdom Hearts II, Square Enix's freaky mash-up of Disney movies and their own Final Fantasy titles. (more...)
Xiaomi-owned Huami launches Amazfit Verge with OLED display, 5-day battery Xiaomi-owned Huami launches Amazfit Verge with OLED display, 5-day battery
- September 18, 2018

The Union Pay credit card support is said to come in the month of November. It also comes with the Xiao voice assistant, a Heart rate sensor, NFC for mobile payments using AliPay, built in Global Positioning System, and integration with smart home products from Mija. (more...)
Twitter is Giving You Your Timeline Back Twitter is Giving You Your Timeline Back
- September 18, 2018

In 2016, Twitter revamped how its platform works by shifting to an algorithm-based order of tweets as the default timeline . Twitter's policy of showing the "Best Tweets First" meant that the timeline was a confusing mess, but there is hope on the horizon with the social media company's Support account tweeting that may soon be possible to manually switch to a timeline that makes sense chronologically. (more...)
Heinz ‘Mayochup’ Is Coming and You Get to Choose Where It Debuts Heinz ‘Mayochup’ Is Coming and You Get to Choose Where It Debuts
- September 18, 2018

Mayochup, a Heinz ketchup-mayonnaise hybrid, was launched Monday. Until Tuesday September 18, Heinz is asking users to vote for their city, and the victor will be rewarded with a food truck takeover featuring free samples of Mayochup and fries for dipping. (more...)
Apple unveils newest iPhones and watch Apple unveils newest iPhones and watch
- September 18, 2018

The tech giant has also revealed a completely redesigned version of its Watch. Buyers can choose from single or double strap watch bands in ombré colours that match the shifting colour blocked display of the watches. Lastly, the watch face can now be used to generate an electrocardiogram by placing a finger on the digital crown. Still, there is controversy about the value of the ECG itself. (more...)
Amazon reportedly plans to roll out more Alexa-enabled hardware Amazon reportedly plans to roll out more Alexa-enabled hardware
- September 18, 2018

That heaping helping of hardware will reportedly include an amplifier, receiver and subwoofer - apparently home audio is still a main theme - but also an "in-car gadget" of some sort. Both Home and Echo are continually listening for commands, though Google and Amazon say nothing gets passed back to them until the speakers hear a keyword - "OK, Google" for Home and " Alexa " for Echo. (more...)
OnePlus, Google are hosting a trippy-looking puzzle competition OnePlus, Google are hosting a trippy-looking puzzle competition
- September 18, 2018

OnePlus says there are more prizes that haven't yet been announced. In collaboration with Google, OnePlus targets "tech-savvy users" with a series of Android-based crypto-puzzles, where anyone on the platform can participate. What was Google's role in this campaign? The game is played directly on your smartphone through the web browser. You need to be among the first 1,000 to solve three parts to qualify for the main event. (more...)
LG Display becomes iPhone's second OLED supplier LG Display becomes iPhone's second OLED supplier
- September 18, 2018

With word that LG is now a partner with Apple, it stands to reason that the company's OLED panels have improved such that they can now pass Apple's rigorous technical requirements. Previous reports may have been related to signing off on OLED testing prior to a final contract and an agreement that if LG invested in the expensive OLED machinery that Apple would commit to a solid contract for their product. (more...)
Trump announces further tariffs on $200 BILLION of Chinese goods
- September 18, 2018

Smart watches and devices that use bluetooth wireless communications, the technology behind Apple's AirPods and other products that work with smartphones, will be excluded from the new tariff list. With the latest tariff escalation, American consumers could start feeling the cost in everyday goods. The Bloomberg report quoted White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaking to the Economic Club of NY earlier today. (more...)