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LG K50 price, specifications, features, comparison LG K50 price, specifications, features, comparison
- February 20, 2019

No surprises there as this is a mid-range device. All three will also have an AI feature called AI CAM, which helps the camera recognize the object that's in front of it - human, pet, food, etc. The rest of the specs are the same, including the large 6.26-inch display , 13-megapixel selfie camera, and massive 3,500 mAh battery . For example, it's got the same powerful processor inside and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. (more...)
Razer confirms staff layoffs, future of Razer Phone 3 is uncertain Razer confirms staff layoffs, future of Razer Phone 3 is uncertain
- February 20, 2019

Upon further investigation, it was discovered that several engineers who worked on the original Razer Phone and the Razer Phone 2 have left the company this month. One could assume that is related to the mobile phone division, since again, that's what we were looking for comment on. The Razer Phone 2 will continue to be on sale and we are committed to supporting it with the latest updates and features. (more...)
Nintendo Rumoured to Resurrect Platinum’s Scalebound Nintendo Rumoured to Resurrect Platinum’s Scalebound
- February 20, 2019

Nintendo does have a good relationship with Platinum Games. According to reports, Platinum Games' canceled Xbox exclusive, Scalebound , might be getting a second lease of life, exclusively on Nintendo Switch . Microsoft , however, made a decision to pull the plug on Scalebound's production in 2017, disappointing hopeful fans. The original game was supposed to allow you to fully customize Thuban into a wide range of different-looking dragons, along with having co-op . (more...)
New chip launched to power 5G smart phones New chip launched to power 5G smart phones
- February 20, 2019

For Windows 10 on ARM PCs leveraging Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform, in particular, being early to adopt 5G could increase their draw with consumers. One of the bigger draw-backs of the X50 modem was the fact that it was a 5G only modem - meaning it only had support for 5G NR communication standards, and it had to be paired with the modem inside the Snapdragon 855 in order to offer full network compatibility. (more...)
The Huawei P30 Pro Will Launch in Paris on 26th March The Huawei P30 Pro Will Launch in Paris on 26th March
- February 20, 2019

The company posted a teaser video on Twitter , confirming a March 26 launch event and the Huawei P30 name. Both the smartphones are capable of producing images of great quality and the more powerful of the two - Huawei P20 Pro - proudly sits at the top of the ladder with the highest DxOMark ratings , sharing this honor with sibling Mate 20 Pro . (more...)
Apex Legends mods have banned over 16,000 cheaters so far Apex Legends mods have banned over 16,000 cheaters so far
- February 18, 2019

Apex Legends may have only launched two weeks ago but we're already eagerly anticipating the first major content drop from developer Respawn Entertainment. They're references to host NPCs, but it's not clear what impact choosing one will have on the match. "I'll just say that's a very good idea ", says Respawn's community manager on Reddit . (more...)
Musk-founded AI group not to release software on 'fake news' fears Musk-founded AI group not to release software on 'fake news' fears
- February 18, 2019

Transformer models, including the first GPT model that Google Brain researcher Ashish Vaswani and his colleagues described in July 2017 , are simpler than recurrent neural networks (RNNs) and convolutional neural networks (CNNs), are more easily adapted to parallel computation, and required significantly less time and compute resources to train. (more...)
LG's First 5G Phone Has Leaked LG's First 5G Phone Has Leaked
- February 18, 2019

A fresh report out of South Korea claims that LG will not be launching a foldable phone at its MWC 2019 event on February 24 . Samsung , Xiaomi, and Huawei are all gearing up to release their bendable phones and with the impending arrival of 5G, it seems that hybrid devices bearing foldable displays would become something of a necessity to leverage the increased data speeds. (more...)
Take a Look at Xiaomi Mi 9 From All Sides Take a Look at Xiaomi Mi 9 From All Sides
- February 18, 2019

Moreover, the upcoming Mi 9 will come with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Mi 9 has a 6.4-inch Samsung AMOLED display and a faster in-display fingerprint sensor, something the company has confirmed . The same listing also confirms that there will be a 12GB RAM variant of the smartphone paired with 256GB of internal storage. Thanks to the clear back, the wireless charging setup on the Mi 9 Explorer Edition is visible, indicating that this too features wireless charging. (more...)
Here’s what Apple’s (apparently) got in store for 2019 Here’s what Apple’s (apparently) got in store for 2019
- February 18, 2019

The often reliable analyst states that Apple is set to release either a 16-inch or 16.5-inch MacBook Pro this year, sporting an "all-new design". Kuo also adds that a revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro will, at long last, support 32GB of RAM. There is also a note on a new iPad mini which will include an upgraded processor. He added that the new iPhones will come with "bilateral wireless charging " which will allow users to charge other iOS products as well. (more...)
Super Rare Copy of Super Mario Bros Super Rare Copy of Super Mario Bros
- February 18, 2019

You might think spending $60 on a new AAA video game is a lot , but three video game enthusiasts just spent more than $100,000 on a single game, and they don't even plan to play it. Not only was it part of the first run of Super Mario Bros .in the U.S., but it comes unopened, wrapped and even has Nintendo's old seal still intact. (more...)
Fortnite Season 8: Battle Pass Is Free With Completion of Overtime Challenges Fortnite Season 8: Battle Pass Is Free With Completion of Overtime Challenges
- February 18, 2019

Fortnite coins are the subject for one of the new Fortnite Overtime Challenges , though they can't be found in battle royale mode. Those usually include cosmetic options, skins, wraps and XP boosters worth a few thousand V-bucks. Regain Health From Campfire (3 Matches): This one shouldn't be too hard, especially with the addition of campfires around the map. 500 Damage With AR or Pistols: Deal 500 damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols. (more...)
Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 on March 8 | #AsiaNewsNetwork| #AsiaNewsNetwork Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 on March 8 | #AsiaNewsNetwork| #AsiaNewsNetwork
- February 18, 2019

The range includes the previously leaked Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds , the Galaxy Watch, the Gear Sport, two fitness bands Galaxy Fit / Fit e and Gear Fit2 / Pro, other earbuds Gear IconX, and Gear S3 smartwatch . The details of the triple camera configuration are unclear. That said, in general, the device is reported to come in several variants starting with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and going all the way up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. (more...)
Rumoured IQOO foldable smartphone leaks online Rumoured IQOO foldable smartphone leaks online
- February 18, 2019

It appears the device won't carry Vivo's branding, however, with the company set to market the device under a new sub-brand called iQOO . It's a subsidiary of Vivo, a Chinese smartphone maker you may already be aware of. Leaked render images only show the display part of the device, the rear end, camera, connectivity ports, buttons, etc. everything is suspense. On the other hand, Vivo did launch phones with slide-out cameras a year ago so that it could avoid the notch, and that could be the ... (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 9 confirmed the title of most powerful smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9 confirmed the title of most powerful smartphone
- February 18, 2019

In the case of the Xiaomi Mi 9 images, we can only hope there's a 3.5mm audio jack. Now ahead of the launch, Xiaomi Mi 9 has now been confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. The back now has a triple camera setup, and the phone has an in-screen fingerprint reader. Xiaomi then demonstrates the macro photography abilities of the camera, the laser autofocus, and the closed-loop voice coil motor (VCM), which apparently offers faster focusing speeds than open loop VCM. (more...)
Samsung announces its reasonably priced Galaxy Tab S5e with Android 9 Pie Samsung announces its reasonably priced Galaxy Tab S5e with Android 9 Pie
- February 18, 2019

It's not as fast, but it is impressively thin and light. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e comes equipped with a 10.5-inch WQXGA (2560x1600 pixel) Super AMOLED display with slim bezels, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 81.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. (more...)
This new WhatsApp update will make group feature more personal, less random This new WhatsApp update will make group feature more personal, less random
- February 18, 2019

The new WhatsApp Group Invitation feature is now under development and it could be made available through the upcoming updates on both Android and iOS platforms. Once the "groups" button has been pressed, an option will be displayed that says "who can add me to groups". Here the user can not be directly added to any of the groups, in any situation. (more...)
Apple buys the voice tech startup behind Hello Barbie Apple buys the voice tech startup behind Hello Barbie
- February 18, 2019

But based on what PullString develops, there's a good chance the move was made to boost Siri. Apple has acquired Pullstring, a company that helps companies publish voice apps for platforms like Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant, according to a new report from Axios . (more...)
Apex Legends preseason update adds Valentine's cosmetics and bug fixes Apex Legends preseason update adds Valentine's cosmetics and bug fixes
- February 15, 2019

It's possible more leaks could be discovered so stay tuned for more info as it arrives. Apex Legends is still flying high after hitting 25 million players in its first week , and its first patch is bringing some welcome bug fixes along with some cosmetic item flourishes to celebrate Valentine's Day . (more...)
Samsung's 2019 QLED TVs will feature AMD Radeon Freesync and iTunes Samsung's 2019 QLED TVs will feature AMD Radeon Freesync and iTunes
- February 15, 2019

Earlier this year, Samsung announced that its new series of smart TVs would support Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. The 2019 models also feature an improved Universal Guide, which uses a new AI algorithm that "leverages a user's subscription services, favorite content, and TV viewing habits" to deliver custom recommendations about what to watch. (more...)
Sony XA3 Plus press renders leak with 21:9 display, massive forehead Sony XA3 Plus press renders leak with 21:9 display, massive forehead
- February 15, 2019

The new names were leaked by WinFuture's Roland Quandt who also confirmed "via a trusted source" that the new handsets would be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 platform with 64GB of on-board expandable storage, a headphone jack and a 13-megapixel sensor for the main camera. (more...)
Pirates reportedly use Apple certs to release hacked apps on iPhone Pirates reportedly use Apple certs to release hacked apps on iPhone
- February 15, 2019

However, the recent revelations also highlight a clear failure on the part of Apple to police its Developer Enterprise program. An avalanche of reports over the last two weeks have shown that Facebook , Google , Amazon , as well as purveyors of explicit content and real-money gambling have been abusing the Apple Developer Enterprise Program , intended for Apple-approved organizations to test and distribute apps specifically for internal use. (more...)
Apple resumes selling certain iPhones in Germany after ban Apple resumes selling certain iPhones in Germany after ban
- February 14, 2019

Well, you guessed it: the company is actually using Qualcomm's chips instead of Intel's . As Qorvo's chips were present in phones with Intel modems, Apple can still sell older iPhones with Qualcomm chips in Germany as the firm continues to supply chips for those devices. (more...)
Nintendo Direct Reveals New Slate Of Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo Nintendo Direct Reveals New Slate Of Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo
- February 14, 2019

Joker's Challenger Pack is the first of five planned DLC packs that are available as part of the Fighters Pass (24.99) or individually for $5.99 each. Unfortunately, release dates weren't shared, though they'll likely drop more details once the new DLC packs begins to roll out. Ultimate revealed what's in store this year for the crossover brawler. (more...)
Super Mario Maker 2 Coming To Switch In June Super Mario Maker 2 Coming To Switch In June
- February 14, 2019

Users that purchase Nintendo Online, a monthly subscription service that lets you play Mario Tennis, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros . As a sequel to the 2015 Wii U title Super Mario Maker , the new game will allow players to create custom levels using items, hazards and enemies from various Mario games. (more...)
New BMW X3 M and X4 M (plus Competition models) revealed! New BMW X3 M and X4 M (plus Competition models) revealed!
- February 14, 2019

Top speed is a governed 250 kph, although M GmbH offers to raise the governor's threshold to 280 kph on the regular models and 285 kph on the Competition models. Plus, the content shown in the optional Head-Up Display can be specified via the iDrive menu. Top speeds are electronically limited to 155 miles per hour (249 km/h) in the standard X3 M and X4 M models and 177 miles per hour (285 km/h) in Competition models. (more...)
IBM says Watson AI services will now work on any cloud IBM says Watson AI services will now work on any cloud
- February 14, 2019

As IBM kicked off its annual Thinkconference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco , the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements , including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims accelerates machine learning training 46X. (more...)
Hollow Knight Is Getting a Sequel Staring Hornet Hollow Knight Is Getting a Sequel Staring Hornet
- February 14, 2019

Though details are still fairly slim, Team Cherry managed to put together a 20-minute long developer diary to discuss the sequel, which has also been embedded in this article. No release date is provided at this time, but unlike the previous game it'll launch on Switch alongside the PC version rather than coming later. "Higher tier backers who received multiple copies of Hollow Knight will also receive multiple copies of Hollow Knight: Silksong , the same rules apply as for Hollow ... (more...)
Google Reportedly Planning Cheaper Smartphone to Bring Users into Its Ecosystem Google Reportedly Planning Cheaper Smartphone to Bring Users into Its Ecosystem
- February 14, 2019

Google also experimented with Android One platform for entry-level phones in India. In the global smartphone market, Google's share is quite low. Google will launch its first non-premium smartphone model with a more budget-friendly price point to appeal to more customers in emerging markets. (more...)
Human champion beats IBM's AI in debating challenge Human champion beats IBM's AI in debating challenge
- February 14, 2019

The Project Debater system opened in support of the resolution, and apparently, "she" only had 15 minutes to prepare for the topic beforehand, just like the record-holding human competitor. "There will still be individuals who will be priced out because of the realities of the market", he said. Natarajan addressed specific parts of Project Debater's arguments and rebuffed them - such as saying it's unrealistic to expect a government has an unrestricted budget to put toward helpful programs. (more...)