Technology


Honor 10 Lite making its way to India Honor 10 Lite making its way to India
- January 09, 2019

As far as the photography hardware is concerned, it comes with 13MP+2 dual Artificial Intelligence (AI) dual cameras on the back. Honor 10 Lite has Gradient Red and Gradient Blue options, but sadly, Indian customers will get only the latter, along with the plain Blue and Black variants. (more...)
AT&T is pretending like 5G is already here - and misleading users AT&T is pretending like 5G is already here - and misleading users
- January 08, 2019

This is not 5G and is nothing more than LTE with the same features that Verizon and other competitors are now using. Select phones in specific regions will connect to this new network and show " 5G E " in the top corner of the screen instead of the usual "LTE" indicator. (more...)
ConsenSys and AMD team-up to develop Blockchain-Based Cloud Computing ConsenSys and AMD team-up to develop Blockchain-Based Cloud Computing
- January 08, 2019

The solution will be powered by AMD hardware that are capable of supporting a variety of workloads and applications for governments and commercial enterprises, as well as accelerate the adoption of decentralized applications. Under the collaborative effort, ConsenSys will provide the necessary expertise regarding how Blockchain-based transactions will need to be processed and use cases. (more...)
Apple taunts CES tech rivals with privacy ad Apple taunts CES tech rivals with privacy ad
- January 08, 2019

Consumer Electronics Show is a yearly technology event where hundreds of tech companies come to showcase new products and tech that they have been working on. Both Amazon and Google are expected to make quite a showing at CES , which is billed as the biggest tech conference of the year. The ad isn't for a new Apple product, rather it's throwing shade at other companies in attendance by highlighting Apple's privacy policies. (more...)
Acer's New Gaming Laptop Comes With a Crazy Hinge Acer's New Gaming Laptop Comes With a Crazy Hinge
- January 08, 2019

According to NVIDIA, the RTX 2080 for laptops can outperform a desktop-class GTX 1080, so the combination of hardware here should allow you to play push some of the most graphically intensive games out there at speedy frame rates. One model that is listed with just an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 unfortunately will not support G-Sync. Additionally, the laptop supports 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans for an increase in airflow by 45% and the Coolboost technology to avoid overheating during ... (more...)
New Apple support page addresses the issue of bent iPad Pros New Apple support page addresses the issue of bent iPad Pros
- January 08, 2019

Few people who have a bent iPad Pro will particularly care about why it is bent, being primarily concerned about the fact that it is bent. Apple's latest iPad Pro range has added something extra to every meaningful spec. Apple has faced problems before with the iPhone 6 and iPod nano bending, as well as "antennagate" with the iPhone 4. "Instead of the curved edges found on previous-generation iPad models, these new iPad Pro models feature a rectangular design with straight edges that ... (more...)
Withing's new Move ECG Smartwatch with EKG sensor Announced at CES 2019 Withing's new Move ECG Smartwatch with EKG sensor Announced at CES 2019
- January 08, 2019

The Move ECG includes three electrodes, two inside the main body of the watch, and the third electrode in the stainless steel bezel of the watch. Unlike the Watch Series 4 , the Move ECG is a hybrid smartwatch as opposed to a full fat one like Apple's , so it retains the look of a traditional analog watch while adding those smarts in more subtle ways. (more...)
Asus ROG Mothership Is a Huge Surface Pro Built for Gaming Asus ROG Mothership Is a Huge Surface Pro Built for Gaming
- January 08, 2019

It's really interesting to see such a powerful gaming PC in a detachable form factor, though the ROG Mothership probably isn't something you would like to use on your lap. Asus also says it offers 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space-typically that translates to more accurate color reproduction than standard panels, though not always. (more...)
Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors
- January 08, 2019

In brief: Ring's new Door View Cam was designed for those living in apartments or rentals where drilling and hard-wiring a digital doorbell isn't permitted. Rounding out the product list is a new series of lighting gear, including a $70 wall-mounted floodlight and a $30 path light. Ring said you can get notifications when motion is detected, and you can easily program the lights to kick on and Ring cameras to simultaneously start recording should motion be detected. (more...)
GitHub now gives free users unlimited private repositories GitHub now gives free users unlimited private repositories
- January 08, 2019

Private repositories were previously only available on GitHub's paid plans, which start at $7 per month. Microsoft is making it free for anyone to create private repositories in GitHub for free. GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath, future GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Microsoft CFO Amy Hood. It's also worth noting that other services like Atlassian's BitBucket already offer free private repositories, so Microsoft will be catching up with the competition. (more...)
Humble Store Starts Selling Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Games Humble Store Starts Selling Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS Games
- January 08, 2019

Why? Humble will only be offering these titles in the U.S. for the time being. Ultimate, Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu, Super Mario Odyssey , and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . A smattering of Nintendo games can now be found on The Humble Store for US-based shoppers, expanding the digital storefront's offerings beyond just PC, Mac, Linux, and Android platforms in the process. (more...)
Samsung launches budget Notebook Flash and redesigned Notebook 9 Pro Samsung launches budget Notebook Flash and redesigned Notebook 9 Pro
- January 08, 2019

The Notebook Flash, on the other hand, is aimed at budget-conscious buyers. Samsung was also showing off the Notebook Flash at CES , and announced that this affordable laptop will be launching in the USA on January 15. Thanks to the presence of Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU , the 15.6-inch full HD 144Hz screen supports G-Sync. As far as the design, Samsung is touting a "cool metal exterior" with diamond-cut edges - perfect, the company says, for creatives who want something stylish that also offers ... (more...)
HTC Unveils Vive Pro Eye with integrated eye-tracking at CES 2019 HTC Unveils Vive Pro Eye with integrated eye-tracking at CES 2019
- January 08, 2019

The headset will also enable what is known in the industry as foveated rendering, which means that it renders the areas of an experience where users now look in high-resolution, while rendering areas that are out of focus at lower resolutions. (more...)
Honor 10 Lite to be launched in India this month Honor 10 Lite to be launched in India this month
- January 07, 2019

Honor unveiled its View 20 smartphone a few days ago with a punch-hole selfie camera and a mammoth 48MP camera senor. In China, the Honor 10 Lite comes in three variants. As you might expect, the display has a almost bezel-less design, giving it a screen to body ratio of 91%. Huawei sub-brand Honor has already listed the View20 on Amazon India. (more...)
Razer's First-Ever Monitor Sports Chroma Lighting, HDR 400 Support Razer's First-Ever Monitor Sports Chroma Lighting, HDR 400 Support
- January 07, 2019

Beyond that, it has a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate and support for FreeSync- something that Nvidia GPU owners will be able to take advantage of in the future . The iconic black/green theme is throughout, while the base has a gorgeous fabric/metal backplate and Chrome-capable RGB lighting of course. Perhaps the most interesting new features is the monitor's interesting cable management system. (more...)
Alien: Blackout is a Teen-rated mobile game Alien: Blackout is a Teen-rated mobile game
- January 07, 2019

The fact that a new Alien game is being worked on at the moment is not a secret, and indeed it was first confirmed by 20th Century Fox nearly exactly a year ago today. Additionally, this title does, in fact, have 20th Century Fox behind it, so it appears as if there's no second Alien: Isolation on the horizon, at least not for the time being anyway. (more...)
Googler seemingly confirms that Android Q will have system-wide Dark Mode Googler seemingly confirms that Android Q will have system-wide Dark Mode
- January 07, 2019

All the secrecy around the post does seem to indicate that the dark mode may indeed be getting introduced with Android 10, or whichever version number Google ends up calling the Pie successor. The Q team wants to ensure that all preloaded apps support dark mode natively. While the possibility of Android Q coming with a native dark mode is high, things might still change. (more...)
Alleged 2019 iPhone renders surface, shows off three cameras Alleged 2019 iPhone renders surface, shows off three cameras
- January 07, 2019

Though different, some might find the arrangement of the three cameras and the LED flash little odd. The 3rd camera could be part of a Time of Flight depth sensing system as has been rumoured by Bloomberg previous year and which can also be used for AR systems. (more...)
ASUS debuts its first Chrome tablet, the CT100, which looks very familiar ASUS debuts its first Chrome tablet, the CT100, which looks very familiar
- January 07, 2019

The new model of the HP Chromebook 14 ( via Digital Trends ) will be available with either AMD's A4 or the A6 series of processors inside, along with either Radeon R4 or R5 GPUs. With Google leading the way with a Chrome OS tablet in 2018, Asus is following suit. The rubberized chassis here is less than 10 mm thick, so it's easier for small hands to grasp. (more...)
Nvidia reveals $349 GTX 2060 Nvidia reveals $349 GTX 2060
- January 07, 2019

These new GPUs can apparently offer 2x the performance of a PlayStation 4 Pro on laptops, with games like Battlefield V running at 60FPS with ray-tracing enabled. It's 60 percent faster on current titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060, NVIDIA's most popular GPU, and it beats the gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. (more...)
100 million devices sold with its Alexa smart assistant built 100 million devices sold with its Alexa smart assistant built
- January 07, 2019

While this number barely compares to how many smartphones with their own AI assistants have been sold, as The Verge points out there's an important distinction when people are buying a device specifically for Alexa as opposed to getting an iPhone that just happens to come with Siri. (more...)
Bowsette unofficial according to Nintendo Bowsette unofficial according to Nintendo
- January 07, 2019

According to the Super Crown description on the New Super Mario Bros . However, it seems that Nintendo has kill Bowsette by confirming that the Super Crown , that is critical to Bowser's transformation, can only be worn by Toadette in New Super Mario Bros . (more...)
Epic brings back '14 Days of Fortnite' event - Full info Epic brings back '14 Days of Fortnite' event - Full info
- January 07, 2019

Many players believed they had until January 3 or 4 to complete the recent 14 Days of Fortnite challenges, and when it came to an end on January 1, they missed out on the festive rewards. The upcoming challenge will begin on January 15 at 3 AM ET (8:00 AM UTC) and extend two weeks. The rewards varied, but those who completed every task ultimately received 14 different perks. (more...)
Samsung's New 49-Inch Gaming Monitor Packs in the Pixels Samsung's New 49-Inch Gaming Monitor Packs in the Pixels
- January 06, 2019

The company also launched several other monitors ahead of CES, which kicks off next week, including a pretty insane, ultra-widescreen gaming monitor . That's why we appreciate the more ridiculous monitors at shows like CES, monitors that might not be that practical in reality but sure are nifty to look at. (more...)
Google begins rolling out spam protection for Messages Google begins rolling out spam protection for Messages
- January 06, 2019

Now it seems that Google Maps is adding instant messaging capabilities to the app, with some users including myself discovering a new " Messages " menu item in what appears to be a test of the new feature. It looks like you'll soon be able to send and receive messages via Google Maps on your phone, but it's not for talking to your pals about where you're going. (more...)
News Here's what Slightly Mad Studios' console might look like News Here's what Slightly Mad Studios' console might look like
- January 06, 2019

That statement answers one of the big questions that we had earlier this week by confirming that developers would need to develop games specifically for Mad Box; it won't be playing PC games. The tweet claims it will, among other things, be capable of 4K and VR. The Slightly Mad Studios motif is also conspicuously emblazoned on one side of the console matching the colour of the "m" , naturally. (more...)
ASUS Launches Its First Chrome OS Tablet ASUS Launches Its First Chrome OS Tablet
- January 05, 2019

They're also built tough to withstand bumps, and the Chromebooks have spill-resistant keyboards. The company's new CT100 is part of its new line up of Chrome OS devices, which are mostly aimed at schools and kids. Connectivity shapes up as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB Type C and two USB 3.1 (Type A) ports and a microSD slot. The 50WHr battery is expected to last an entire day, depending on the usage pattern. (more...)
Ford reveals 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, a tech-loaded hybrid Explorer Ford reveals 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, a tech-loaded hybrid Explorer
- January 05, 2019

Based on the 2020 Ford Explorer , which will make its formal debut next Wednesday , the Police Interceptor brings new technology and better fuel economy to the men and women in blue. What's unique to the Police Interceptor Utility is that the system can be disabled if the driver needs to perform a precision maneuver with the front of the vehicle. (more...)
‘Overwatch’ Contenders Team Loses Female Player After Community Harassment ‘Overwatch’ Contenders Team Loses Female Player After Community Harassment
- January 05, 2019

Shortly after joining the Contenders team Second Wind , the player stepped down after intense scrutiny on their true identity, something some said wouldn't have happened if Ellie wasn't a female. "Between needing a player to live up to huge expectations and having to question their own safety, it seems that the OW community isn't ready to just view a player as just a player", said Hughes. (more...)
New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport comes in two flavors New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport comes in two flavors
- January 05, 2019

Porsche isn't the first automaker with this sort of idea, however. Created to replace the previous Cayman GT4 Clubsport , the 718 model has a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 419 hp (313 kW / 425 PS) and 313 lb-ft (425 Nm) of torque. (more...)