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Fortnite sued by Backpack Kid for ‘ripping off’ floss dance Fortnite sued by Backpack Kid for ‘ripping off’ floss dance
- December 21, 2018

Fortnite players can now use an "emote" which allows their character to perform "The Floss" during the game. Russell Horning performed "the Floss" on Saturday Night Live in 2017 and (right) a Fortnite character doing the dance. Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property. Much like the lawsuits from Ribeiro and rapper 2 Milly's (all represented by same law firm Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & ... (more...)
German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent
- December 21, 2018

Pending an appeal from the iPhone maker, Qualcomm will have to deposit a $765 million bond in order for the ruling to go into effect. We are of course disappointed by this verdict and we plan to appeal . The German case is Qualcomm's third major effort to secure a ban on Apple's lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar court efforts in the United States and in China. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M10 certification suggests release is imminent Samsung Galaxy M10 certification suggests release is imminent
- December 20, 2018

Previously, there were claims that the Galaxy M10 will be launched initially. We have heard the "Beyond X" codename a couple of times in the past. The back of the camera may come with four cameras on the back, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal . Also, expect an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Microsoft Announces New Office App for Windows 10 Microsoft Announces New Office App for Windows 10
- December 20, 2018

As booting Windows can be slow for each time you wish to use this feature, Windows Sandbox will create a snapshot of the virtual machine's state after its first boot. The app is meant to help users quickly switch between their various Office apps, as well as more easily find recently used documents, whether they're stored on a local machine, in OneDrive or SharePoint. (more...)
AT&T First To Launch 5G Network In San Antonio AT&T First To Launch 5G Network In San Antonio
- December 20, 2018

Now, it's finally delivering on that promise. Mobile 5G is finally becoming an American reality next week, with AT&T announcing its seminal device capable of communicating with the next generation of wireless networks will be launching alongside a consumer-grade service on Friday. (more...)
Xiaomi Play set to be launched on December 24 Xiaomi Play set to be launched on December 24
- December 20, 2018

Xiaomi posted a series of teaser images on its official Weibo account , while also revealing a December 24 launch date for the upcoming device. The Snapdragon 675 is an 11nm chipset that includes a pair of Cortex A76 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz and hexa-core Cortex A55 working at 1.78 GHz. (more...)
Razer's New Turret Keyboard Combo Works with PC and Xbox One Razer's New Turret Keyboard Combo Works with PC and Xbox One
- December 20, 2018

With the Razer Turret for Xbox One , it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One. For example, while playing Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the Razer Turret will only light up the keys you use, while those attached to your skills and other class abilities will fade after you use them and flash when they're ready for use again. (more...)
Don't fret if your new iPad Pro arrives slightly bent, Apple says Don't fret if your new iPad Pro arrives slightly bent, Apple says
- December 20, 2018

But in this world of alternative facts where a prominent attorney can say the "truth is not the truth", Apple can tell you that a bend is not a defect. If your iPad Pro has such a bend then you should be able to return or replace it within the first 14 days, though it's unknown whether Apple will let you swap it at no cost outside that window. (more...)
Mobile and Sprint finalize merger Mobile and Sprint finalize merger
- December 20, 2018

T-Mobile and Sprint dropped the controversial phone brand, Huawei, before they complete their merger. The US ordered the arrest amid the belief that the company is being used by the Chinese government to spy on US customers. "Average weekly earnings for these retail workers "would decline by as much as 7%' and between 1% and 3% 'in the bulk" of the markets affected by the merger, the report released by the Economic Policy Institute and the Roosevelt Institute said". (more...)
OnePlus 7 leaked? Photo shows CEO Pete Lau holding unreleased OnePlus phone OnePlus 7 leaked? Photo shows CEO Pete Lau holding unreleased OnePlus phone
- December 20, 2018

Every 5G-capable smartphone we've seen tipped, revealed, or rumored so far has been exceedingly costly. The OnePlus 6T has proven extremely popular since its launch, especially in the U.S. Little detail can be seen within this leak aside from the two colours (which mean little) and the camera circle. The 48MP sensor is the Sony IMX568 that'll likely dominate the highest-end smartphones of the first half of the year in 2019. (more...)
Proposed T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Passes Two Key Security Reviews 12/18/2018 Proposed T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Passes Two Key Security Reviews 12/18/2018
- December 20, 2018

According to Reuters , a US security council is expected to approve the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint , on one condition - the combined carrier can't use networking equipment from Huawei. Sprint, T-Mobile and SoftBank declined to comment. The multi-billion-dollar merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is moving closer. Bloomberg News reported on Friday that the carriers had an agreement in principle with Cfius, with final details still to be worked out. (more...)
Porsche 718 T Boxster and Cayman Porsche 718 T Boxster and Cayman
- December 20, 2018

At this time, Porsche has no plans to bring the Cayman T and Boxster T to Canada. Styling changes are relatively minor, but the 718 T is distinguished by Agate Grey mirror caps and 20-inch wheels with a high-gloss titanium grey finish. (more...)
Facebook Messenger rolls out Boomerang, Selfie feature Facebook Messenger rolls out Boomerang, Selfie feature
- December 20, 2018

Facebook , like every other social media company out there wants to everything possible to bring everyone together. To "help spread holiday cheer", Facebook integrated five new features into Messenger's camera to make your chat a bit more animated and a bit more festive. (more...)
Microsoft has made a free Office app for Windows 10 Microsoft has made a free Office app for Windows 10
- December 20, 2018

Users will also need at least 4GB of free RAM though 8GB is recommended, and 1GB of disk space, preferably on an SSD . In other words, this is nearly like a normal VM, where the VM uses an entirely different OS image than the one on the host, except the Windows Sandbox uses unmodified files of the operating system to save on resources. (more...)
Charter to pay $174M worth of retributions to NY subscribers Charter to pay $174M worth of retributions to NY subscribers
- December 20, 2018

More than 700,000 Spectrum customers are expected to receive between $75 and $150 as part of the refund. Among other business reforms, Charter is to provide equipment capable of delivering the advertised speed under typical network conditions when they start service, offer to ship or install free replacements to customers with inadequate equipment, and implement rules to stop subscribers from starting or upgrading service without the proper equipment. (more...)
Fortnite is holding 14 Days of Fortnite event Fortnite is holding 14 Days of Fortnite event
- December 19, 2018

Fortnite update 7.10 will drop at 10am GMT, which is 5am eastern time and 2am pacific. Yesterday, with a cheery "heya folks", Epic Games has announced their latest event, 14-days of Christmas themed content for the Battle Royal and Save the World game modes:"What better way to celebrate a great year of Fortnite than with a Fortnight of Fortnite ?" You can find the full patch notes on Epic's website. (more...)
Qualcomm: iOS 12.1.2 does not solve the patent infringement Qualcomm: iOS 12.1.2 does not solve the patent infringement
- December 19, 2018

So while iPhone sales in places like China have remained somewhat robust, the same can't be said of India. Apple commented that it believed the court order only applied to iPhone running on older version of its iOS system and thus released a new software system update. (more...)
PUBG Mobile Update With Vikendi Map Arrives Tomorrow PUBG Mobile Update With Vikendi Map Arrives Tomorrow
- December 19, 2018

PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update is now available on both the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. PUBG's new update will take around 8 hours to roll out to everyone, PUBG Corp. Highlight from these patch notes includes the launch of the Vikendi snow map and the launch of the exclusive Snowmobile vehicle . But the sad part is that the snow map is still not live in India after an update of the 1.6GB file. (more...)
Another bug exposes Facebook privacy Another bug exposes Facebook privacy
- December 19, 2018

In general, when people grant permission for a third-party app to access their photos, they are sharing all the photos on their Facebook page, regardless of privacy settings meant to limit a photo to small circles such as family. Early next week we will be rolling out tools for app developers that will allow them to determine which people using their app might be impacted by this bug. (more...)
Were Your Photos Exposed By Facebook's Latest Bug? Find Out Here Were Your Photos Exposed By Facebook's Latest Bug? Find Out Here
- December 19, 2018

In this case, the bug potentially gave developers access to other photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or Facebook Stories. While Facebook said it has fixed the issue, some of these apps may have had access to that broad set of photos for 12 days, from September 13-25, 2018. (more...)
Microsoft's next-gen consoles reportedly arriving in 2020, codenamed Anaconda and Lockhart Microsoft's next-gen consoles reportedly arriving in 2020, codenamed Anaconda and Lockhart
- December 19, 2018

According to the latest report from Microsoft pundit Paul Thurott , there will be two consoles that make up the " Scarlett " next-generation Xbox plans. Starting today, buyers can save $100 on any Xbox One bundle, including Xbox One X, the world's most powerful console, and Xbox One S, the best value in gaming and entertainment this Holiday. (more...)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Is Fastest Selling Nintendo Console Game Ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate Is Fastest Selling Nintendo Console Game Ever
- December 19, 2018

Ultimate-related achievements down our throats; the game has now become the fastest-selling home console release in the company's history. You saw systems, whether it's our own or competitive home console systems, utilize that tactic a bit later in the life cycle. (more...)
Sony May Have Revealed How Many People Have Played PS4's Biggest Games Sony May Have Revealed How Many People Have Played PS4's Biggest Games
- December 19, 2018

For PlayStation 4 owners the big news story now is about a new tool which Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has launched called 'My PS4 Life' . It's a nice way of giving the player a smug sense of superiority over the rest of their fellows, though it is a bit disheartening to learn your hard work has put you into an elite group of tens of thousands of other players. (more...)
Lenovo's new smartphone has 12GB of RAM Lenovo's new smartphone has 12GB of RAM
- December 19, 2018

Much like the newly launched McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 6T , the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT also has a carbon fiber design at the back. Called Lenovo Z5 Pro, the smartphone is the first device to be introduced with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. (more...)
Qualcomm claims Apple is 'violating' iPhone ban despite iOS 12.1.2 update Qualcomm claims Apple is 'violating' iPhone ban despite iOS 12.1.2 update
- December 18, 2018

Qualcomm on December 10 said it had won a preliminary court order in China banning Apple from selling some older iPhone models that the court found violated two Qualcomm software patents. It also takes care of a cellular problem that only affects users in Turkey. According to Apple's release notes, this update does not contain any security fixes . (more...)
3D printed head can unlock facial recognition systems on popular Android phones 3D printed head can unlock facial recognition systems on popular Android phones
- December 18, 2018

There are now no rumors floating around that would support the idea that Apple is making an iPhone that would feature both Face ID cameras and a fingerprint sensor. Whereas Samsung offers iris recognition on the Galaxy Note 8 and S9 which can not be fooled by the 3D printed face. The Iris scanner was rightfully able to recognise the 3D face. (more...)
All 3 Galaxy S10 models leaked with new key details All 3 Galaxy S10 models leaked with new key details
- December 18, 2018

Separately, the rumour mill has added the SM-G977 that is speculated as the 10th-anniversary model in the Galaxy S10 family that could support 5G connectivity. The back of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has no place for a fingerprint sensor, which means that this will now be in the screen. Galaxy S10 Lite will come with 128GB storage, priced at £669. (more...)
3D-Printed Head Unlocks Top Android Phones, iPhone X ‘Impossible’ to Beat
- December 17, 2018

In the test, all four devices were unlocked by the 3D model. Facial recognition is cropping up everywhere. Brewster's head was recreated by professionals in a dome-like studio containing 50 cameras. Even though several Android OEMs offer face unlock feature on their mid-range and flagship devices, their implementation isn't as sophisticated as Apple's. (more...)
Huawei Nova 4 Launched With In-Display Selfie Camera, 48MP Rear Camera Huawei Nova 4 Launched With In-Display Selfie Camera, 48MP Rear Camera
- December 17, 2018

Huawei Nova 4 is making some big splashes in the online world since last few weeks. The High Model nova 4 comes with a 48MP f/1 .8 main camera, which is mated to a 16MP f/2 .2 ultra wide-angle snapper and a 2MP f/2 .4 depth sensor. The handset's core specs include a 6.4-inch, Full-HD+ display at 2310 x 1080 resolution, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage space, while the battery comes in at 3750mAh. (more...)
Apple accused of making false claims about iPhone X series Apple accused of making false claims about iPhone X series
- December 17, 2018

The lawsuit has been filed by two plaintiffs in the US District Court of Northern California. Apple is yet to respond to the development. Trying to argue the case that you bought an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max without actually realizing it had a notch is going to be hard to argue - it doesn't take much digging to find out - but it's interesting that Apple's promotional campaign has led to this. (more...)