Technology


Netflix streaming consuming 15 percent of worldwide internet bandwidth Netflix streaming consuming 15 percent of worldwide internet bandwidth
- October 07, 2018

It has 68 million customers around the world, so you would naturally think that streaming Netflix's TV shows & movies eats up a lot of our data... but according to bandwidth specialist Sandvine, it actually accounts for more than any other platform. (more...)
Meet the LG V40 ThinQ: More screen, more battery, and more cameras Meet the LG V40 ThinQ: More screen, more battery, and more cameras
- October 07, 2018

As a result, the V40 ThinQ should be more resistant to fingerprints and stains. Dimensions measure 158.7 x 75.8 x 7.7mm and it weighs 169g. LG's phone isn't the first to have three sensors on the back. The LG V40 features a triple rear camera system, which is comprised of a main 12-megapixel sensor with a f/1.5 aperture, 1.4µm pixels and a 78-degree field of view, a super wide-angle 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, 1.0µm pixels and a 107-degree FOV and a 12-megapixel ... (more...)
Nintendo's phone case patent turns your handset into a Game Boy Nintendo's phone case patent turns your handset into a Game Boy
- October 06, 2018

After all, a lot of touchscreen games utilize a classic, on-screen button interface that you interact with through your fingers. It might just be because Nintendo has such obvious bounds around its intellectual property - or it could be because Nintendo REALLY wants to make this product FAST. (more...)
Twitter adds data-saving mode to its mobile apps Twitter adds data-saving mode to its mobile apps
- October 06, 2018

Twitter does have a solution though, and it's starting to roll out this week. To find out if your app includes the data saver is simple. This option was already available to the Twitterati using PCs, mobile sites, and Twitter Lite . What Happens when "Data Saver" is ON on Twitter Mobile App? I bet you can't even tell they are lower quality most of the time. The videos won't autoplay either. (more...)
Industry groups sue to stop California net neutrality law Industry groups sue to stop California net neutrality law
- October 06, 2018

Together, these four lobby groups represent all the biggest mobile and home Internet providers in the U.S. and hundreds of smaller ISPs. The groups represent companies including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc. (more...)
Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides
- October 06, 2018

Today, Google announced it's got a way to ameliorate such situations: the Google Assistant will soon be able to provide you a handy list of ride providers going to your destination, along with time estimates and pricing information. This, of course, is as simple as something like, "Hey Google, get me an Uber ride to Location". After locating the appropriate option, users will need to tap that service to open its related app. (more...)
Twitter unrelenting in takedown of Bette Midler for hot take Twitter unrelenting in takedown of Bette Midler for hot take
- October 05, 2018

Midler ends her tweet by saying women "are the most disrespected creatures on earth". Whatever inspired her seems to have been lost to history, but it's impossible not to hear a late-'60s echo of the great black woman writer Zora Neale Hurston. (more...)
'Chargegate': Apple users complain that new iPhones fail to charge 'Chargegate': Apple users complain that new iPhones fail to charge
- October 05, 2018

This has led to a sheer disappointment among many iPhone X fans. There has been no official statement from Apple at this point, but users are anxiously waiting for direction on how to fix the issue and frantically trying to solve the problem on their own. (more...)
Facebook Marketplace turns two, bringing new AI features Facebook Marketplace turns two, bringing new AI features
- October 05, 2018

Price range suggestions and auto-categorisation are created to suggest prices based on what similar things have sold for on Marketplace, and categorise a product as a specific item. The firm said that vehicles have been some of the most popular products on its platform since launching in 2016. According to Facebook, more than one out of three users in the United States is using marketplace on a monthly basis. (more...)
More Telltale Employees Laid Off As Studio Continues Its Collapse
- October 05, 2018

The "skeleton crew" of around 25 employees was let go today. Early reports suggested that this group would finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season , though later it seemed they would instead see a Minecraft project with Netflix through to completion. (more...)
Nokia 7.1 Smartphone with PureDisplay & Nokia True Wireless Earbuds Launched Nokia 7.1 Smartphone with PureDisplay & Nokia True Wireless Earbuds Launched
- October 04, 2018

It will also arrive in the USA, but an exact release date for that, and the rest of the world is still unclear. Nokia 7 .1 Plus will cost at a starting at €319 and will be available from this month. While the 3GB RAM variant offers 32GB of internal storage, the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB of internal storage. Nokia 7 .1 price is rumoured to be Euro 349 (roughly Rs. (more...)
The United States launched the 5G network The United States launched the 5G network
- October 04, 2018

Four cities in the USA will now have access to internet as fast as one GBPS after Verizon, a U.S. based company, announced that it is bringing 5G to home users. And now, actual customers. Verizon claims that they beat every other network in the market and the credit goes to Verizon 5G Technology Forum. The news stems from a partnership between Verizon, Intel , LG, Samsung , Cisco, Qualcomm , Nokia and Ericsson in 2015. (more...)
China spying on Apple, Amazon and over 20 other companies China spying on Apple, Amazon and over 20 other companies
- October 04, 2018

California-based Supermicro , one of the world's largest suppliers of motherboards, assembled servers for Elemental, which sent some of the equipment to Ontario, Canada, for the security company to test, the news outlet reported. An Apple spokesperson said: "We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg's reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves remain for six months without payment Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves remain for six months without payment
- October 04, 2018

While their is a timer on how long players will have to resubscribe, and players won't be able to access those saves without a subscription , Nintendo's clarified policy does give players 180 days to resubscribe and regain their saves. Once that window has expired though, they'll be gone. Nintendo explained that "The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup". (more...)
LG V40 ThinQ price, specifications, features, comparison LG V40 ThinQ price, specifications, features, comparison
- October 04, 2018

The V40 ThinQ is LG's first triple rear camera phone and the phone even has dual front-facing cameras , so a total of five cameras are present on the phone. Incidentally, the handset supports QuickCharge 3.0 standard. Not just because it's launching with Android 9.0 Pie on board, but mostly because it'll get guaranteed fast Android updates for at least two years going forward. (more...)
Leak reveals functions of LG V40 ThinQ's five cameras Leak reveals functions of LG V40 ThinQ's five cameras
- October 04, 2018

The LG V40 ThinQ will have three cameras on its back - regular angle, super wide angle and a telephoto. The LG V40 ThinQ goes bt the model number LM-V405, and as you can see in the image below, multiple variants of the phone-LM-V405UA, LG-V405TA, LM-V405QA, LM-V405UAB and LM-V405UAL-have passed through the Bluetooth certification process earlier today. (more...)
Google mocks Pixel Ultra rumors with a Pixel Mini sketch Google mocks Pixel Ultra rumors with a Pixel Mini sketch
- October 04, 2018

By now every man and his dog knows that Google are having their MadeByGoogle event in NY on the 9th of October (US time). If Google is indeed teasing a smaller phone, it's most likely the Pixel 3 rather than a Mini model. Tune in on 10/9 to see for yourself. This time, a video has surfaced on Google Japan's official YouTube channel that appears to confirm the return of Active Edge; one of Pixel 2's most unique features. (more...)
Google Assistant is getting an updated UI for mobile devices Google Assistant is getting an updated UI for mobile devices
- October 04, 2018

While they could previously sell physical goods through their Assistant actions, they'll now also be able to sell digital goods, starting today. Per the norm with Google updates, this will be rolling out to Assistant on phones over the next few days/weeks. (more...)
Task Manager Shows Incorrect CPU Usage in Windows 10 October 2018 Update Task Manager Shows Incorrect CPU Usage in Windows 10 October 2018 Update
- October 04, 2018

If it's in any way decent, it will create a number of opportunities for use cases that could eclipse anything that multiple windows on a monitor can provide. During this period of time, users who wish to jump forward to the next version of Windows 10 can also do so easily, using the method I most recently documented this past Spring . (more...)
Google’s new Voice Access app lets you use Android hands Google’s new Voice Access app lets you use Android hands
- October 04, 2018

Today's mobile devices rely on touch-screen technology for nearly everything, but you can now control your Android phone entirely by voice. Google on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest app that helps give users who can not access a touchscreen due to certain chronic or temporary reasons hands-free access to their smartphone using only voice commands. (more...)
Facebook appoints Adam Mosseri as Instagram head Facebook appoints Adam Mosseri as Instagram head
- October 04, 2018

Mosseri had been widely rumored as the heir apparent to the job. CFRA analyst Scott Kessler , who maintained a Hold rating last week, is one of several analysts who expressed concern over the departure of Systrom and Krieger. Interestingly enough, the transfer of power (At least symbolically) comes from the Instagram founders and not, say, Zuckerberg. "I find attacking the people and company that made you a billionaire, and went to an unprecedented extent to shield and accommodate you ... (more...)
Man Who Invented Web Disgusted, Creating New Version Man Who Invented Web Disgusted, Creating New Version
- October 03, 2018

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was also at the table. It sounds like it's the current internet only with lots of boring options and buttons to click and decide what happens to your data, but as long as it's got 1990s music videos on it and an endless stream of wrong opinions to scroll through so we never have to face up to being bored, we're sold. (more...)
Intel-Powered iPhone XS LTE Performance Compared Against Qualcomm Devices Intel-Powered iPhone XS LTE Performance Compared Against Qualcomm Devices
- October 03, 2018

A new series of tests have revealed that the Intel LTE modems in Apple's latest iPhones fall short of the Qualcomm chips being used in competitors' devices. If you are coming from iPhone X to the XS or XS Max, you'll see dramatic improvements at all signal levels. The new 4x4 MIMO antennas effectively doubled the iPhone XS speeds over prior models, while also helping more in weak signal conditions, which as PC Magazine notes shows how "desperately needed" the new antenna array was. (more...)
Emergency alerts for smart phones to be tested Wednesday Emergency alerts for smart phones to be tested Wednesday
- October 03, 2018

Wednesday afternoon's message is the first nationwide test of the system built by the government and cell phone carriers to push an emergency message to almost all cell phones in the U.S., a senior FEMA official told reporters on a Tuesday conference call. (more...)
BMW 3 Series officially revealed BMW 3 Series officially revealed
- October 02, 2018

This gives the auto not only a wider, sportier stance but also inherently better stability. Overall, the new BMW 3 Series sedan weighs up to 55 kg less than the corresponding predecessor model (depending on the model variant and equipment fitted, of course), while the stiffness of the body structure and suspension mountings have been "significantly increased", according to BMW . (more...)
OnePlus 6T leaks yet again in both Mirror Black and Midnight Black OnePlus 6T leaks yet again in both Mirror Black and Midnight Black
- October 02, 2018

The pictures posted on the site showed a white coloured box with OnePlus 6T written over it and inside the box, there was a blueprint image of the phone. Considering the price of the OnePlus 6 , the base variant of the OnePlus 6T is likely to cost less than $500 (Rs 35,000), and the price is expected to go up to $700 (Rs 45,000) for the higher storage and RAM variant. (more...)
Cloud Silver is officially the latest Galaxy Note 9 color option Cloud Silver is officially the latest Galaxy Note 9 color option
- October 02, 2018

As pointed Rahimi, this test showed that the iPhone XS Max proved more reliable than Samsung Galaxy Note 9: it was broken glass only in the bottom of the display, while the smartphone the South Korean manufacturer the entire screen was cracked. (more...)
Google Maps adds new features for the commuters among us Google Maps adds new features for the commuters among us
- October 02, 2018

According to Google, daily commutes - whether by auto or public transit options - consume the equivalent of two weeks each year on average. If there is an accident or heavy traffic, it will give you a heads up so you can factor in the additional time it will take to get where you want to go. (more...)
Google's game streaming beta lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free Google's game streaming beta lets you play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free
- October 02, 2018

Rather than have players buy and maintain their own expensive gaming hardware, game streaming offloads that compute work to the cloud and streams down only what you need (a video feed) over the Internet. OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Early Copies Are Out in the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Early Copies Are Out in the Wild
- October 01, 2018

We might not see another trailer for a few weeks now, so expect an analysis article soon - and stay tuned to our twitter for the latest information on Red Dead Redemption 2 . So far, we know that the game is built in the RAGE engine which uses similar techniques to render characters that GTAV used - a notable step up from the first Red Dead Redemption game . (more...)