Technology


Oracle Cloud offers first AMD chip-based platform Oracle Cloud offers first AMD chip-based platform
- October 26, 2018

Advanced Micro Devices' continued re-entry into the server market behind the strength of its Epyc chips launched a year ago got another boost this week when Oracle officials said they were introducing Epyc-based instances in the company's Oracle Cloud Infrastructure . (more...)
Google Lens Now Works on Google Images Google Lens Now Works on Google Images
- October 26, 2018

The Lens technology , derived from the company's various deep learning projects that teach computers to recognize objects in photos, can tell people what breed of dog their beloved pooch may be by scanning their pet photos. Now Google is bringing the feature's ID skills to search. Google said "Lens in Images is now live on the mobile web for people in the USA searching in English, and will soon be rolled out to other countries, languages and Google Images locations". (more...)
Lenovo updates Smart Displays with Google Home Hub features, many improvements Lenovo updates Smart Displays with Google Home Hub features, many improvements
- October 26, 2018

Not even making the list is Microsoft's Invoke device. Finally, 2 percent have a Google Home Max. Google Home Hub was launched early this month as company's first smart speaker with a display alongside the third generation Pixel smartphones . (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 app hits iOS and Android this week Red Dead Redemption 2 app hits iOS and Android this week
- October 25, 2018

It should also be noted that the app will allow for players to experience in real-time Arthur Morgan's core info and statistics. The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device . (more...)
Tim Cook: Being gay is God's greatest gift to me Tim Cook: Being gay is God's greatest gift to me
- October 25, 2018

Brussels is the headquarters of the European Union, or EU, which launched a strong new data privacy law in May. Cook praised Europe's General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ), and he said that it's "time for the rest of the world" including the USA to follow Europe's lead. (more...)
Samsung fined $5.7 million for slowing down phones through updates Samsung fined $5.7 million for slowing down phones through updates
- October 25, 2018

Apple has received double the fine due to both planned obsolescence and failing to tell consumers about the "essential" characteristics of the lithium batteries in its phones. Apple acknowledged in December that it had intentionally slowed iPhones with degraded batteries through software updates to avoid sudden shutdown problems, but denied it had ever done anything to intentionally shorten the life of a product. (more...)
'Battlefield V' won't have battle royale until spring 2019 'Battlefield V' won't have battle royale until spring 2019
- October 25, 2018

The mode adds the shrinking map mechanic to trademark Battlefield elements. Overture brings the Panzerstorm map, where the German mechanized war machine plunges into Belgium, smashing into Allied defensive forces. After that, March 2019 will bring Chapter 3: Trial by Fire . What is surprising is that the mode won't be available at launch - or even this year. (more...)
Nissan Maxima Bound for L.A Nissan Maxima Bound for L.A
- October 25, 2018

Nissan is teasing a bold new look for the 2019 Maxima , promising more striking style along with a gaggle of new technologies. We haven't see the rear of the vehicle yet, but we assume it features updates to the taillights and the fascia. These should include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, high beam assist, and rear automatic braking. (more...)
Fallout 76 Factions Revealed, Including The Enclave Fallout 76 Factions Revealed, Including The Enclave
- October 25, 2018

Admittedly, Fallout 76 hasn't yet grabbed me in the same way its forerunners have, but I'm very much looking forward to exploring its setting all the same. The servers for the Fallout 76 beta will not be active 24/7. On the plus side for Bethesda, I'm pretty sure there'll be no shortage of advice on what tofix coming their way from players. (more...)
Audi R8 gets meaner look and more power Audi R8 gets meaner look and more power
- October 25, 2018

The current gen R8 makes 532PS under the basic V10 guise, while the power is bumped up to 610PS in the V10 Plus version. Audi claims that modifications to the suspension setup of the new R8 provide even more stability and precision, with much better feedback and steering response as well. (more...)
Facebook Cleans House With Messenger Redesign Facebook Cleans House With Messenger Redesign
- October 25, 2018

Facebook is one of those services that is hard to live without. In fact, Facebook also teased an upcoming Dark Mode feature that reverts the UI from black on white, to white on black. Most notably, Facebook is cutting Messenger's nine tabs down to three, dumping parts of the app you may have never bothered to use (such as games) into a "Discover" tab that we can all continue to ignore. (more...)
Google Reportedly Vows Pixel 3 Camera Will Work Properly For Everyone Soon Google Reportedly Vows Pixel 3 Camera Will Work Properly For Everyone Soon
- October 25, 2018

The end results show that the iPhone XS Max took about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in completing two laps, while the Pixel 3 XL finished the speed test by taking a total of 3 minutes and 35 seconds. This is kind of a tasteless move from Google; neither Samsung (which pioneered fast wireless charging tech) nor Apple does this. While we found photos taken with the Pixel 3 to be mighty appealing, we have also been fortunate enough to not run into a bug that has left many rumblings on ... (more...)
Google makes it easier to wipe your search history Google makes it easier to wipe your search history
- October 25, 2018

Google discovered and fixed a bug in March that gave external developers access to around 500,000 Google+ users' private info - but chose not to disclose the revelation. For now, however, Search is the first and only product getting this quick access feature. From directly within Search, it's now possible to review and delete recent Search Activity, get quick access to the most relevant privacy controls in your Google Account , and finally, gather more information about how search ... (more...)
The mythical Pokemon Meltan has a beefy evolution The mythical Pokemon Meltan has a beefy evolution
- October 25, 2018

The Pokemon has the power to create metal. You know Meltan, the weird little hex-headed mythical Pokemon that started showing up in Pokemon GO last month ? -You'll also get these sweets when you send Meltan from Pokemon GO to Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! Players can then transfer Melmetal to their copy of Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee in order to use this new Mythical Pokemon in the new Nintendo Switch games . (more...)
No Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro for the U.S. market No Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro for the U.S. market
- October 24, 2018

While worldwide variants of the Mate 20 Series may be available on some United States online retail sites, we encourage individuals to carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing. Completing the general specifications of the IP68-certified phone is a 4200mAh battery that supports Huawei's new 40W SuperCharge and Qi-based 15W Wireless Quick Charge features. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Companion App Revealed
- October 24, 2018

However, the developer has yet to offer any specifics regarding the RDR2 companion app , but if it's designed similarly to other existing companion apps, players should expect to be able to use it for such things as customizing characters, tweaking in-game features, exploring lore, and more. (more...)
HTC Exodus blockchain phone available for pre-order - if you have crypto HTC Exodus blockchain phone available for pre-order - if you have crypto
- October 23, 2018

Pricing is set at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH with no other payment options accepted for purchase. The phone, however, can be purchased only through bitcoins or cryptocurrencies. Coming to the specs sheet, the handset will come with 6-Inch touch screen Quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. "In the new internet age people are generally more conscious about their data, this a ideal opportunity to empower the user to start owning their digital identity", stated Phil Chen, Chief Crypto Officer at ... (more...)
Apple Set To Reveal iPad Pro & New MacBook Apple Set To Reveal iPad Pro & New MacBook
- October 23, 2018

Apple is planning new iPad Pros in two screen sizes - 11 inches and 12.9 inches - that will both use facial recognition for unlocking, rather than a Home button with a fingerprint sensor. Apple introduced the A12 Bionic chipset with the iPhone XS and XS Max . Another device which direly needs an update is the MacBook Mini, something that has not been refreshed since 2014. (more...)
Now App Developers Can Track You Even After Uninstallation Now App Developers Can Track You Even After Uninstallation
- October 23, 2018

Some of these companies that use the so-called "uninstall trackers" include AppsFlyer , MoEngage , Localytics , CleverTap , and Adjust . Their services are used by leading companies like Spotify, Yelp, Bloomberg and T-Mobile. However, the phone is silent if the app is no longer installed. Some providers say these tracking tools are meant to measure user reaction to app updates and other changes. (more...)
OnePlus to launch one of the first 5G smartphones in 2019 OnePlus to launch one of the first 5G smartphones in 2019
- October 23, 2018

As for Qualcomm, today it also announced a smaller version of its QTM052 mmWave antenna module, which will be crucial to enabling 5G connectivity on conventional smartphone form factors. If that's the case, then we can expect the OnePlus 7 to be a 5G smartphone, and to arrive in the first half of 2019. According to an Engadget report, companies such as Asus, Fujitsu, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/ Novatel Wireless, LG, Motorola, NetComm Wireless, Netgear, OnePlus, Oppo , Sharp, Sierra ... (more...)
Samsung's upgraded HMD Odyssey+ aims to kill dreaded 'screen door effect'
- October 23, 2018

One of the most cost-effective is the Windows Mixed Reality line of head-mounted displays, of which there are several variants, provided by various different Microsoft partners, including Samsung . It'll be available in other regions including Korea, China, Brazil and Hong Kong soon, Sammy said. "You'll experience true, distraction-free immersive viewing with the Samsung HMD Odyssey +'s exclusive Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE) Display innovation". (more...)
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 675 processor with a focus on gaming Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 675 processor with a focus on gaming
- October 23, 2018

Qualcomm is calling out the AI improvements of the SD675 as well. It supports up to 8GB of RAM and has Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU for gaming . The new chipset features the Kryo 460 CPU with two performance cores and six efficiency cores. Also new here is native support for portrait mode (bokeh) with HDR, as well as limitless 720p slow-motion video capture at a whopping 480 fps - a first for a Snapdragon 600-tier platform. (more...)
In Surprise Win, 16-Year-Old Dethrones World Tetris Champ In Surprise Win, 16-Year-Old Dethrones World Tetris Champ
- October 23, 2018

Despite the tremendous respect he has in the Tetris world, Jonas Neubauer started to stream on Twitch only past year and every time his channel goes live it attracts thousands of viewers. These people are operating on a higher place of existence. Neubauer fell behind 0-2 in the series, and although he was 110,000 points ahead in the third game, Saelee was able to surpass his lead and win the title. (more...)
Japan’s Devil May Cry 5 Ultra Limited Edition Has Dante’s $8,000 Coat Japan’s Devil May Cry 5 Ultra Limited Edition Has Dante’s $8,000 Coat
- October 23, 2018

Finally, there's a ¥600,000 ($5,300) edition for V - DMC5's third and most mysterious playable character - and his, uh, sleeveless robe thing. Each jacket was produced for the 3D scanning system used in Devil May Cry 5 , which essentially digitizes the actual costume, similar to facial and motion capture. (more...)
‘Fortnite’s’ Save the World Free-to-Play Not Happening This Year ‘Fortnite’s’ Save the World Free-to-Play Not Happening This Year
- October 23, 2018

How ironic that the game idea which gave birth to Epic's mega-hit multiplayer shooter has been getting what amounts to back-burner development. Fortnite has announced a Halloween event called Fortnitemares which is set to include new skins and items and possibly a new game mode. (more...)
Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update eats ZIP files too Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update eats ZIP files too
- October 23, 2018

The users did not reveal if they used the built-in zip functionality or a third-party application; it seems likely that the bug affects only Windows 10's built-in zip functionality and not third-party programs such as Bandizip , WinRar , or 7-Zip . (more...)
Save $150 on last year’s best Windows Mixed Reality headset Save $150 on last year’s best Windows Mixed Reality headset
- October 23, 2018

If you compare the HMD Odyssey+ to its predecessor, you'll see that it has a higher-resolution combined resolution of 2880 x 1600 (meaning 1440 x 1600 per eye) where most first-generation MR headsets utilized a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution (or 1440 x 1440 per eye). (more...)
Get Red Dead Redemption 2 a Few Hours Early at Target Get Red Dead Redemption 2 a Few Hours Early at Target
- October 22, 2018

The page , spotted by Niels Zomer of TechTastic , is still up at the time of writing (though doesn't seem available via a direct search). Red Dead Redemption 2 might release sometime in 2019 on PC, according to Europe's largest consumer electronics retailer Media Markt. (more...)
Treyarch responds to complaints about poor server performance in Black Ops 4 Treyarch responds to complaints about poor server performance in Black Ops 4
- October 22, 2018

The Black Market provides mainly cosmetic items for players and goes live today, October 19. The weapon level system in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can be a bit confusing for some as unlike previous games Black Ops 4 doesn't outright tell you the obtainable max level for your weapon. (more...)
Apple lines up another launch event, scheduled for 30th Oct Apple lines up another launch event, scheduled for 30th Oct
- October 22, 2018

Interestingly, the featured image on the invites that various publications have received this time seem to be different, since the invites that we've seen on social media looking nothing like the one we've received. It looks like Apple isn't anywhere near done with its product lineup for this year. Apple may launch an affordable MacBook Air variant. We will probably also see some new iMacs with updated hardware features. (more...)