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Persona 5 R Announced, But What It Is Remains A Mystery Persona 5 R Announced, But What It Is Remains A Mystery
- January 01, 2019

The words " Persona 5 R " are never shown, though an official website by the name P5R.jp has been attached to the video, suggesting the upcoming title will include this new letter. The video begins with a PlayStation logo sting, indicating that, whatever it is, it'll be on PS4 at the very least. With Joker in Smash, however, we'll have to wait until March 2019 to know for sure where the game will end up. (more...)
Major Galaxy S10 Leak Shows Design Up Close Major Galaxy S10 Leak Shows Design Up Close
- December 31, 2018

In addition to the battery details, the new report also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy A50 will have more than one camera on the back panel and the primary camera among them will include a 24MP sensor. However, between now and then, we should expect some other news from the phone-maker. Up front, the phone will certainly house a single selfie camera. (more...)
IPhone XS Max Reportedly Explodes In Man's Pants Pocket IPhone XS Max Reportedly Explodes In Man's Pants Pocket
- December 31, 2018

While Hillard didn't look into it immediately, he eventually experienced green and yellow smoke coming from his iPhone. Citi Research on Friday slashed its first-quarter production estimates for Apple's iPhones and almost halved expectations on the costliest iPhone XS Max, joining other brokerages in lowering forecast amid reports of weak demand. (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView leaked renders will set your hearts racing Nokia 9 PureView leaked renders will set your hearts racing
- December 31, 2018

The video also highlights the ability to re-focus post capture within Google Photos. Well, flipping to the front side, the latest render reveals an in-display fingerprint sensor, 18:9 aspect ratio display, glass back with Android One branding and a metal frame. (more...)
The Essential Phone Gets Discontinued As Focus Shifts To 'Next Mobile Product' The Essential Phone Gets Discontinued As Focus Shifts To 'Next Mobile Product'
- December 31, 2018

That's why today's news will be a little upsetting at least to some people. The Essential Phone sold out this Christmas on essential.com, and most third-party retail stores are also out of stock after the huge discounts that led to a fire sale. (more...)
Apple iPhone XR Attracted Hordes Of Android Switchers, Research Reveals Apple iPhone XR Attracted Hordes Of Android Switchers, Research Reveals
- December 31, 2018

According to a Reuters report , Apple will start assembling it's iPhones in India via the local unit of Foxconn. Apple's most affordable handset this year did not only win the favor of iPhone 8 and iPhone X owners, but it also managed to attract hordes of Android switchers during its first month of availability, a research report has revealed . (more...)
Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve
- December 31, 2018

BRTC officials said they directed mobile internet services providers to suspend their services again from 9.30pm on the day. The telecom operators halted 3G and 4G services on Saturday afternoon. "We have asked the mobile network operators to restore their 3G and 4G services that were blocked across the country from 3pm on Saturday", said BTRC Senior Assistant Director (Media and Communication wing) Md Zakir Hossain Khan. (more...)
Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket
- December 31, 2018

Fortunately, an OH man that purportedly went through the nightmare scenario recently escaped the incident (largely) safe and sound, choosing to make his story public after contacting several Apple representatives. The specialist got information on the phone, incident, location, etc. The Columbus resident has suggested to iDropNews that he was left waiting for approximately 40-minutes while Apple's safety team looked at the device, had nearly zero engagement from staff in the Apple Store, ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could get Android 9.0 Pie update in January Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could get Android 9.0 Pie update in January
- December 30, 2018

The One UI is based on Android 9 Pie , and Samsung has made quite a few changes to the UI to make it more visually appealing than it's the previous UI. It's worth mentioning that some of the users who said they have received Android 9 Pie own worldwide variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. (more...)
Fortnite boosts Epic Games' 2018 profits into the billions
- December 30, 2018

Epic Games - the developers of Fortnite aren't just profiting from word of mouth, either. Little boys and girls around the world with new video game systems sat in shock and awe as they tried to get into a match of the battle royale game . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Screen Protector Allegedly Leaked, Suggests Infinity-O Display Samsung Galaxy S10+ Screen Protector Allegedly Leaked, Suggests Infinity-O Display
- December 30, 2018

Ever since Apple introduced the facial recognition technology with their iPhone X , it has become a fleeting trend in the smartphone industry. The new mid-range phone, however, does show off Samsung's Infinity-O display design, as well as the new tricks that come with it when it comes to selfie cam-effects. (more...)
A Pixel 3 Lite might join the Google Pixel line-up, leak suggests A Pixel 3 Lite might join the Google Pixel line-up, leak suggests
- December 30, 2018

This means that the Pixel 3 Lite will not come with a notched display or dual selfie cameras. We're excited about the upcoming Pixel 3 Lite (if it really exists) and will update you as we learn more. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It would be pretty significant if a "budget" Pixel 3 that costs less comes with the same camera quality as the flagship Pixel 3 . (more...)
Valve Reveals The Top-Selling Steam Games of the Year Valve Reveals The Top-Selling Steam Games of the Year
- December 30, 2018

Valve also provided a few other slices of its player data , including the top Early Access "graduates" this year, the most simultaneous players , and the top new releases of the year. Instead, most top-seller lists are organized into four tiers: platinum for the 1st through 12th best-sellers, gold for 13th through 24th, silver for 25th through 40th, and bronze for 41st through 100th. (more...)
Spam protection feature rolling out to some Messages' users Spam protection feature rolling out to some Messages' users
- December 29, 2018

The spam protection feature can be manually toggled on or off via the Advanced section of the Android Settings menu, according to screenshots published by Android Police . Your personal information, such as phone number, is stripped from the message and not sent to Google. The new feature compliments existing features, such as blocking numbers and the spam protection already built into Google's native Phone app available on Pixel, Android One and some Android Go devices. (more...)
Atlus Teases Multiple Game Announcements For 2019 Atlus Teases Multiple Game Announcements For 2019
- December 29, 2018

A bunch of Persona-related domain names were registered back in April previous year, and one of them, which was "P5R.JP" was recently updated, hinting at a possible upcoming announcement soon. Persona 5 is indeed a remarkable JRPG that impressed gamers all across the board. Currently, we do know that there is a strong chance of the game coming to the Nintendo Switch , but we cannot be certain about the game being available for PC or Xbox One players. (more...)
Snapchat’s dog lenses; special AR filters to frame pup’s face Snapchat’s dog lenses; special AR filters to frame pup’s face
- December 29, 2018

Snapchat has launched a new feature that lets your create your own augmented reality "Face Lens". Official lenses made explicitly for dogs' appearances have landed on Snapchat, implying that individuals can take photographs or recordings of their pet and transform their faces into something goofy. (more...)
Instagram announce that their recent update has been gotten rid of Instagram announce that their recent update has been gotten rid of
- December 29, 2018

But everyone can relax. Earlier today, Instagram accidently released an update that made the feed go horizontal from its default vertical scrolling setting. Actually, they were furious - they actually left Instagram , and took to Twitter instead to vent their rage. You might notice the past tense scattered throughout this post, and that's because while I was writing it, Instagram seemingly reverted everyone back to the classic vertical feed. (more...)
Booms and Busts in Smart Glasses for Augmented Reality Market Booms and Busts in Smart Glasses for Augmented Reality Market
- December 29, 2018

Augmented & Virtual Reality Eyeglass market competition by top manufacturers/players , with Augmented & Virtual Reality Eyeglass sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including: Google, Microsoft, Vuzix, Samsung Electronics, Qaulcomm, Oculus VR, Eon Reality, Infinity Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Blippar, Daqri . (more...)
Android 9.0 Pie update on its way to Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update on its way to Nokia 5.1 Plus
- December 29, 2018

HMD Global/Nokia has kept its side of the bargain, as the company has officially rolled out the Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 5 .1 Plus. Nokia Released Nokia 5.1 nearly a year ago and it's running on Android Oreo. Too bad you cannot even take a look at the back, called to accommodate 5 cameras with Zeiss optics. The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a dual primary camera setup with a 13 MP RGB sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor with 1080p video recording capability. (more...)
Apple to start making high-end iPhones in India next year
- December 29, 2018

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters that Foxconn had lined up a Rs 25 billion ($356 million) investment at its Sriperumbudur plant. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment. The U.S. and China are at odds over trade and there has been some suggestion that if a full-blown trade war between the countries erupts, tariffs on iPhones could drive Apple's prices up significantly. (more...)
Amazon blunder leaks Alexa data to other customer Amazon blunder leaks Alexa data to other customer
- December 29, 2018

Amazon provided a 100 MB ZIP file, of which "about 50 of the zipped files contained data relating to everyday things like Amazon searches, but there were also around 1,700 WAV files and a PDF cataloging unsorted transcripts of Alexa's interpretations of his voice commands", according to the report. (more...)
Cell Phone Calls In Massachusetts Affected Briefly By CenturyLink Outage Cell Phone Calls In Massachusetts Affected Briefly By CenturyLink Outage
- December 28, 2018

CenturyLink reported the disruption Thursday morning and later identified a "network element that was impacting customer services". I have also spoken with CenturyLink to underscore the urgency of restoring service immediately. The company pledged to fix the issue by 1 a.m. PT on Friday but issues persisted throughout the morning. Customers of the internet, phone and TV provider have been hit by the outage, including in Idaho , New Mexico and Minnesota . (more...)
Pixel 3 Lite to launch in early Spring 2019 Pixel 3 Lite to launch in early Spring 2019
- December 28, 2018

We've heard rumors of Lite versions of the Pixel 3 family in the past, and now we're receiving even more chatter regarding the alleged smartphones. The company is reportedly planning to launch mid-range Pixel phones for the first time. RAM will be capped at 4GB (which is identical to the Pixel 3 family) and internal storage will come in at 32GB. The news comes via a source for Android Police , adding to the supposed photos that surfaced at the end of November from Wylsa, one of the ... (more...)
Sony WH-CH700N Headphones Launched: All you need to know Sony WH-CH700N Headphones Launched: All you need to know
- December 28, 2018

The left one has the power/pairing button and features a button to adjust the on/off noise cancelling. The WH-CH700N also comes with voice assistance support, a built-in voice microphone for voice commands and hands-free call support, as well as a dedicated NC button to activate noise cancellation with a simple press-and-hold. (more...)
Motorola P40 image renders show punch hole display, dual cameras Motorola P40 image renders show punch hole display, dual cameras
- December 28, 2018

We now get a clear look thanks to a 360-degree render by Onleaks via 91Mobiles. The images provided show a punch-hole camera in the top left-hand corner, which will offer more screen real estate to users, although there is a "chin" on the device bearing the manufacturer's name. (more...)
Samsung C-Lab to unveil 8 AI projects at CES 2019 Samsung C-Lab to unveil 8 AI projects at CES 2019
- December 28, 2018

Samsung Electronics announced that it will showcase eight innovative new projects related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), developed from its C-Lab (Creative Lab) program, from January 8 through 11 at CES 2019 Eureka Park. The combination of the case and AI is able to capture richer and more realistic sound , the company says. First off, there's Tisplay , an advertising tool for video creators which can overlay ads on clothing items worn by the presenter as if they were printed on it. (more...)
Briefing: Huawei ships a record 200 million smartphones despite bans Briefing: Huawei ships a record 200 million smartphones despite bans
- December 28, 2018

These components allow the Mate 20 series to offer improved energy efficiency and a new, extra-smooth experience, making this smartphone even smarter. Security fears: The Trump administration's recent actions are rooted in a history of United States suspicion against the smartphone maker. Huawei has also built onto the open ARM chip architecture and its underlying Google Android system to further enhance security for both devices and users. (more...)
LG's new soundbars feature Google Assistant and Dolby Atmos LG's new soundbars feature Google Assistant and Dolby Atmos
- December 28, 2018

Again, these soundbars will be at CES where we'll likely get more details around pricing and availability. Three new immersive audio sound bar models have been revealed. On the design side, you'll find they all come with a sleek design and the LG and Meridian logos on the front. The LG SL9 is slim at 57mm (2.25 in) deep and has an integrated gyroscope sensor to help you correctly position the sound bar on a wall or flat surface. (more...)
Instagram accidentally roll out new scrolling update to surprise of users
- December 27, 2018

Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. And if you want to see Stories, just swipe down instead. And many have begun to speak out online about the change. Some were saying the change was big enough that it was ruining their favorite app. When a user attempts to scroll down on the app, as they have always been able to do, a gray screen appears that explains that the change is "Introducing a new way to move through posts". (more...)
PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2019 Have Been Revealed PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2019 Have Been Revealed
- December 27, 2018

Well, what do you think about the list of free games which coming soon on PlayStation Plus? The January 2019 roster of free games includes titles like Portal Knights , Zone of the Enders HD Collection , and more. However, note that Pachter did not deliberately predict these specs to be available on a single PlayStation 5 variant. Both games will be available for download starting 10 January 2019. (more...)