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Here’s How the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Competes With Samsung Galaxy M20
- March 02, 2019

The Galaxy A10 price in India is INR 8,490 followed by the Galaxy A30 at INR 16,990. According to retailer Mobile2Go, the Galaxy A30 is officially priced at RM799 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage while the Galaxy A50 is going for RM1,199 with 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage . (more...)
Apple Announces the Winners of its 'Shot on iPhone' Photo Contest Apple Announces the Winners of its 'Shot on iPhone' Photo Contest
- March 02, 2019

Nonetheless, there's a case to be made that foldable phones may represent the next frontier for smartphone innovation. Well, per usual, the company is still sitting on the sidelines; though that's not to say the company isn't busy exploring all sorts of interesting new ideas in the realm of foldable phones. (more...)
Google Duo Now Allows Users to Make Video Calls via Desktop Google Duo Now Allows Users to Make Video Calls via Desktop
- March 01, 2019

A long awaited feature for Google Duo is now here which entails you can initiate video calls on your desktops web browser. It is important to state at this point that Duo for web also supports both video and voice calls. The latest Canary version of Google Chrome for Android finally includes this feature, though it's worth knowing that it's not enabled by default and it's only available via a dedicated flag. (more...)
Google and DeepMind bring machine learning and better efficiency to wind farms
- March 01, 2019

Google has announced that it has begun using AI software developed by its London-based AI subsidiary DeepMind to ensure the energy produced by its wind farms is up to 20% more viable. These predictions will help the wind farms make accurate hourly delivery commitments to the power grid more than a day in advance. Wind power, in particular, is an unpredictable power source compared to a source that can deliver power at a set time. (more...)
OneWeb Launches First Space-Based Internet Satellites into Orbit OneWeb Launches First Space-Based Internet Satellites into Orbit
- March 01, 2019

Arianespace is about to perform its first launch among the many others scheduled for OneWeb constellation in order to move one step closer to achieving it, using a Soyuz Medium launcher, its first significant mission of 2019. Wyler also said in October 2017 that OneWeb would offer "peak speeds of 500Mbps" in the first iteration of its network, and 2.5Gbps speeds in a "second constellation, planned for 2021". (more...)
Huawei says it did not try to steal US robotic technology secrets Huawei says it did not try to steal US robotic technology secrets
- March 01, 2019

The video was made by the Zhou Dan Children Music Studio at the government-funded community activity centre for women and children of Zhuhai in south China, according to the credits. The song has been criticised and mocked by many internet users who said it was overly nationalist. One user said that the video was a "good intention turned bad", because it would easily be perceived by the West as a piece of propaganda and add to worldwide mistrust of the company. (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro leak provides first look at phone's four rear cameras Huawei P30 Pro leak provides first look at phone's four rear cameras
- March 01, 2019

It's not clear if the 3D face unlock will be offered in the P30-series, which is likely, users can expect an in-display fingerprint scanner. The leaked images indicate that the Huawei P30 Pro will pack quad rear cameras and will flaunt a curved display with thin bezels and a small waterdrop notch. (more...)
We won't be seeing wireless charging on the OnePlus 7 smartphone We won't be seeing wireless charging on the OnePlus 7 smartphone
- March 01, 2019

We can also expect to see 30W Speed Warp fast charging that debuted with OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition and possibly, a triple rear-camera setup. Even Apple's iPhones can be recharged wirelessly. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in an interview at MWC 2019 that " OnePlus charging is one of the best", and that "wireless charging is far inferior". (more...)
YouTube will disable comments on most videos of kids because of pedophiles YouTube will disable comments on most videos of kids because of pedophiles
- March 01, 2019

It has appeared on Fortnite , Peppa Pig and other popular YouTube videos and warns children if they tell their parents then their family will die. The group, discovered by YouTuber Matt Watson, would post comments on videos of young girls doing exercises, dancing, or performing gymnastics, often adding details such as the time stamps at which underwear was visible. (more...)
EVO 2019 Drops Super Smash Bros. Melee EVO 2019 Drops Super Smash Bros. Melee
- March 01, 2019

After a six-year run as one of Evo's main draws, 2001's Super Smash Bros . Ultimate . In past years, both Super Smash Bros . This year's Evolution Championship Series (EVO) has officially announced the nine fighting games that will be featured. (more...)
Changes to ANTHEM's Awful Loot System are Incoming Changes to ANTHEM's Awful Loot System are Incoming
- March 01, 2019

White (common) and green (uncommon) item drops will no longer happen when you reach level 30, guaranteeing veteran end-game players rare gear at the very least. Otherwise the inscription will provide a Javelin wide benefit - For example, an Assault Rifle will not have an item specific +pistol damage inscription . (more...)
Amazon's Project Zero lets brands take down counterfeits Amazon's Project Zero lets brands take down counterfeits
- March 01, 2019

But up until now, brands could only flag potential counterfeits for Amazon to review and remove. Amazon says companies will also be able to remove listings on their own. It also acknowledged that the fraudulent or unlawful activities of its third-party sellers could harm Amazon's business and reputation. Companies give Amazon their logos, trademarks and other important information about their brands, and Amazon scans product listings every day looking for bogus items before they are ... (more...)
Motorola says its foldable is coming, likely by end of 2019 Motorola says its foldable is coming, likely by end of 2019
- February 28, 2019

Instead, Dery told Engadget that the phone maker has " no intention of coming later than everybody else in the market ". During a recent interview with Dan Dery , VP of Global Product at Motorola , Engadget discussed the first generation of the company's foldable phone . (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price, specifications; launch event underway Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 price, specifications; launch event underway
- February 28, 2019

Xiaomi is also claiming that the Redmi Note 7's "Aura design" is a new feature with a 6-layer gradient finish. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC is expected to power the smartphone with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz GLE joins AMG 53 electrified family Mercedes-Benz GLE joins AMG 53 electrified family
- February 28, 2019

The crossover is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor tied to a 48-volt hybrid system. As for why such a thing needs to exist at all, Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG, explained: "As the inventors of the performance SUV , it is important to us to continue to be at the top with the new generation of the GLE when it comes to innovations, driving dynamics, individuality and design". (more...)
March’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Pretty Good March’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Pretty Good
- February 28, 2019

Download The Witness on PS Plus this month for a slow-burning test of the ol' grey matter. Moving forward, it seems that we will only be getting two PS4 games per month. Free PS Plus games can be added to your library through the PlayStation Store online or the PlayStation Store app on your console. Once again, don't hang about and forget to download these games because they'll no longer be available once they're gone. (more...)
Microsoft's VP of gaming says improvements on the way for Windows 10 Microsoft's VP of gaming says improvements on the way for Windows 10
- February 28, 2019

The only option that Home users have when it comes to controlling updates is to set Active Hours , a feature created to prevent automatic restarts of the system during the period. Microsoft switched to a cumulative update model for previous versions of Windows in 2016. Lastly, they think Microsoft should do a better job at warning users of long semi-annual updates which can take hours, rather than the monthly updates which only take minutes. (more...)
USB 3.2 Is Here To Make Things More Confusing For Everyone USB 3.2 Is Here To Make Things More Confusing For Everyone
- February 28, 2019

Meanwhile, USB 3.2 branding will be absorbing the earlier USB 3 .0/3.1 branding, as the overriding USB 3 .x standard continues to evolve separately of the underlying SuperSpeed encoding technique. Oh, and by the way, those names can change even when the underlying technology doesn't. USB isn't the most interesting of things, nor should it be. (more...)
Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed ahead of Geneva debut Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed ahead of Geneva debut
- February 28, 2019

However, the powertrain sees significant improvements. The only difference is the peak torque of 770 Nm comes slightly earlier in the 488 Pista , at 3,000 rpm. Styling-wise, the F8 Tributo's proportions betray the fact that it's not quite an all-new model. The coolest aero feature can be found at the back. (more...)
Pokémon Sword and Shield Coming to Switch Late 2019 Pokémon Sword and Shield Coming to Switch Late 2019
- February 28, 2019

The starter Pokemon are made up of Scorbunny , which is described as an energetic fire-type bunny, Sobble , a timid water-type reptile, and Grookey , which is a mischievous grass-type chimp Pokemon that's already a plushie somewhere in my future home. (more...)
Kingdom Hearts III Critical Mode, Story Expansions Confirmed For 2019 Kingdom Hearts III Critical Mode, Story Expansions Confirmed For 2019
- February 28, 2019

A translation of the interview was also revealed in a post online by Gematsu. "Up to now, we've prepared a separate Final Mix package releases, but this time we're thinking of doing the additional content as DLC". "With what's known at this point, it seems there are various theories about the secret movie, but it's not some simple thing". That being said, given Square Enix's strong track record for featuring DLC alongside nearly all its major titles, it's no surprise a triple-A success ... (more...)
Google announces AI grammar checker for G Suite users Google announces AI grammar checker for G Suite users
- February 28, 2019

A more intelligent grammar checker is coming to Google Docs. The robo sub-editor was first announced at Google's Cloud Next conference in July previous year, but at the time was made available exclusively to select business users and could only be activated by a company administrator. (more...)
Samsung's new 512GB chip is twice as fast as its predecessor Samsung's new 512GB chip is twice as fast as its predecessor
- February 28, 2019

The company also plans to manufacture a 1TB eUFS 3.0 drive by the end of the year. EUFS 3.0, which was formally launched January previous year, promises double the sequential read and write speeds as well as 36% faster random I/O access compared to eUFS 2.1. (more...)
OnePlus 7 Won't Feature Wireless Charging, Confirms CEO Pete Lau OnePlus 7 Won't Feature Wireless Charging, Confirms CEO Pete Lau
- February 27, 2019

In its current form, the device looks more like a soap bar than a 5G-connected phone. While the feature is becoming widespread, especially in flagship products, the CEO comment suggests its firm has little or no confidence on wireless charging as a consumer benefit, noting that it takes a longer time to charge a device with a wireless pad than it does with the physical quick-charge plug. (more...)
Energizer launch smartphone with battery that lasts a week Energizer launch smartphone with battery that lasts a week
- February 27, 2019

Or the P18K Pop can be used to charge another device. Energizer has released an ultra chunky smartphone that's as thick as three iPhones stacked one top of one another. But it did fit a 6.2-inch screen on the device, alongside an impressive five cameras. The 6.2-inch display features 1080p resolution and is nearly entirely bezel-less. (more...)
Sprint 5G network launching in May Sprint 5G network launching in May
- February 27, 2019

AT&T activated its 5G service in 12 USA cities last December. In February it said 5G will expand to nine more cities in 2019. The network will operate on the 2.5GHz spectrum and use Massive MIMO radio equipment, as supplied by Samsung . (more...)
Windows 10 April 2019 Update could play native Xbox One games Windows 10 April 2019 Update could play native Xbox One games
- February 27, 2019

This prompted a trio of Twitter users to dig a bit deeper and what they uncovered looks to be a major step forward for Microsoft's gaming ambitions. Initiatives like Play Anywhere have seen first-party exclusives launch simultaneously on both platforms with save files crossing over. The latest test build also installs a new Gaming Service app, Microsoft .GamingServices.app, with two accompanying drivers-xvdd.sys = XVD Disk Driver ( Microsoft Gaming Filesystem Driver) and ... (more...)
Microsoft CEO defends 'principled and democratic' HoloLens military contract Microsoft CEO defends 'principled and democratic' HoloLens military contract
- February 27, 2019

Microsoft's recent business entanglement came under scrutiny when a few employees of the company voiced their displeasure at a military contract the business held with the government in relation to its augmented reality platform. "We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used". Nevertheless, Nadella felt the need to respond when asked about the letter in an interview . (more...)
Microsoft is bringing Game Pass to Nintendo Switch, report says Microsoft is bringing Game Pass to Nintendo Switch, report says
- February 27, 2019

By streaming games, players may be able to experience some games like Gears 5 that would normally be way to powerful to run on the Switch's lackluster hardware. Time will tell if the Game Pass will succeed on PC as it did on the Xbox One . On top of all that, there's Microsoft's PlayFab Multiplayer Servers , which have maintained SDKs for Xbox, Windows, PlayStation, Switch, iOS, and Android despite a Microsoft buyout in early 2018. (more...)
Pokemon Direct Taking Place Tomorrow Morning, Likely Revealing Generation 8 Pokemon Direct Taking Place Tomorrow Morning, Likely Revealing Generation 8
- February 27, 2019

If you're a Pokemon Go player, you can start your celebrations today (Tuesday, Feb. 26) at 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST / 9 pm GMT with an in-game event that will conclude on Thursday, Feb. We may also hear what this set of games will be titled, and a release date . Pokemon Quest is a free-to-play game, while the more traditional-inspired remake of Pokemon Yellow came out past year as Pokemon: Let's Go , Pikachu and Pokemon : Let's Go, Eevee . (more...)