Technology


Screenshots of Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Leaked Online Screenshots of Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Leaked Online
- March 05, 2019

The new Settings menu is similar to what's available on Chrome. Instead of relying on Google's Chrome Web Store, Microsoft is creating its own web store for extensions. After all, the browser is based on Chromium, so much of the UI looks very identical to Chrome. Additionally, Chrome extensions can be installed directly from Chrome's store by enabling a new settings toggle. (more...)
Microsoft is making a Chrome OS-like version of Windows Microsoft is making a Chrome OS-like version of Windows
- March 05, 2019

Citing sources "familiar with Microsoft's plans", Warren writes that the new operating system, codenamed 'Windows Lite, ' is initially created to launch on dual-screen PC devices. Anyway, Microsoft wants Windows to be ready for when they arrive. We expect Windows Lite to make the headlines in May at Microsoft's Build developer conference, while a release date for the final product could be shared later this year. (more...)
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was just trolled by the most unlikely source Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was just trolled by the most unlikely source
- March 05, 2019

It's a gentle, mocking reminder that real folding phones are still outlandish devices . But Lego has aped the hyped-up marketing language of phone manufacturers, extolling the toy's "stunning 5-inch cover display [which] unfolds into an 11-inch pop-up story book". (more...)
Apex Legends hits 50 million players Apex Legends hits 50 million players
- March 05, 2019

With just a month of life, that's an incredible feat. Compared to Fortnite , Apex Legends has done well. It's a free-to-play hero-based battle royale game from Respawn that's set in the Titanfall universe. It seems like if there was a delay with the initial plan, Zampella would have said something. Haven't checked out the free-to-play battle royale title yet? Whether Apex Legends will be able to maintain its current hot streak is uncertain, but we can hope that Respawn try their ... (more...)
Sony Reportedly Issuing Anthem PS4 Refunds Due to Crashes and Shutdowns Sony Reportedly Issuing Anthem PS4 Refunds Due to Crashes and Shutdowns
- March 05, 2019

The complaints were swept up into one megathread on Reddit a couple of days ago , and people aren't just angry at Anthem causing their consoles to shut down - they're also scared that it could have lasting effects. "And they helped right away, no problem at all". Over the last 24 hours or so, a number of Anthem players have published reports online claiming the game causes their PlayStation 4 consoles to completely shutdown as if the device had been physically unplugged. (more...)
DisplayMate gives the Galaxy S10’s display its highest praises (A+) DisplayMate gives the Galaxy S10’s display its highest praises (A+)
- March 05, 2019

Samsung was one of the first out of the gate with a folding smartphone. "The level of Display Performance and Excellence has been increasing each year, and the Galaxy S10 has again Raised the Bar significantly higher". "The Galaxy S10 receives 100% All Green Very Good to Excellent Ratings in All Categories, earning DisplayMate's highest ever A+ grade". The majority of OLED display panels on the iPhone X , iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were manufactured by the company's Samsung Display ... (more...)
Facebook Isn't Keeping Your 2FA Phone Number Private Facebook Isn't Keeping Your 2FA Phone Number Private
- March 04, 2019

Users have taken to Twitter to complain that this means Facebook has been using people's phone numbers to help them find each other when uploading their contacts - and there is no way to opt out. It also looks like Facebook isn't going to allow users to opt out as its core business is run by ads. WhatsApp also shares your phone number with Facebook but you can opt out. (more...)
USB4 catches up to Thunderbolt 3 with 40Gbps data transfer speeds USB4 catches up to Thunderbolt 3 with 40Gbps data transfer speeds
- March 04, 2019

Reputable Thunderbolt 3 docks (offering 100W Power Delivery, multiple USB ports, 4K60 HDMI , GbE , etc.) can cost a couple hundred bucks or more, so the inevitable proliferation of USB4 will hopefully allow the prices to come down dramatically. (more...)
Facebook faces backlash over users' safety phone numbers
- March 04, 2019

The phone number that you put up on the platform can be used to look up your Facebook profile. But this being Facebook, they're not just going to do something that is only good for the user, are they? These uses of the data they collected under the guise of 2FA is sketchy at best, and nefarious at worse, and the company has once again come under fire for its data collection and security practices. (more...)
Realme 3 with Android Pie, new gradient back announced Realme 3 with Android Pie, new gradient back announced
- March 04, 2019

In terms of design, there are a few changes including the gradient sparkly finish replacing the diamond-cut design on the new Realme 3 . The Realme 3 has been launched in two variants - a 3 GB RAM and a 32GB storage variant, which is priced at Rs 8 ,999, and a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage model, that is priced at Rs 10 ,999. (more...)
Apple AirPods 2 to release on March 25 with new design, features Apple AirPods 2 to release on March 25 with new design, features
- March 04, 2019

Apple's AirPods 2 are coming March 29 - at least, if a slightly sketchy new report is to be believed. However, rumors do also have that event as one that is focused on services rather than hardware, although that may to preclude the AirPods 2 announcement at least. (more...)
Fortnite Season 8: Ping System Is a Great Addition Fortnite Season 8: Ping System Is a Great Addition
- March 04, 2019

The base version of the Ninja Skin ( Hybrid ), which you can see in the screenshot above, is unlocked the moment you buy the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass. This also comes along with a couple of new gameplay features. You can use Party Assist to complete daily and weekly challenges with your teammates. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Getting Android Pie on T Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Getting Android Pie on T
- March 03, 2019

The Android Pie beta update comes with a new One UI to the Galaxy A6, but screenshots from Korean devices didn't show if the February security update came along with this one. Once there, select the "Double press to open Bixby" and then select "Use single press" option. The company says it made the decision to increase overall customer experiences with the improved screen durability and to ensure full functionality of the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the two models. (more...)
OnePlus 7 render reveals 6.5-inch display, pop-up camera OnePlus 7 render reveals 6.5-inch display, pop-up camera
- March 03, 2019

In a video, the OnePlus 7 is shown to have virtually no bezels, and a 6.5-inch screen is unencumbered by a notch or hole punch cut-out. Now details on the next big OnePlus phone have leaked. The OnePlus 7 will come with a Snapdragon 855 processor. Rumours have also suggested that the upcoming flagship will feature a hefty 4,150mAh battery. (more...)
Half the Smartwatches Sold in 2018 Were Apple Watch Half the Smartwatches Sold in 2018 Were Apple Watch
- March 03, 2019

Back in Q4 2017, Apple commanded a whopping 67.2% share of the global Smartwatch market . Noteworthy is Samsung jumping into second place in Q4 , slightly overtaking Fitbit . When the first smartwatch has introduced some thought that it would be a revolution like a smartphone was or the tablet was, however, it proved to be just a niche device for those who want to expand their experience with social media, or that want to monitor their health and track activities. (more...)
Energizer phone has 50 days of battery life Energizer phone has 50 days of battery life
- March 03, 2019

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, and has 8GB RAM as well as 256GB internal memory, which makes it just as powerful as its foldable rivals but with a little less storage. France's Avenir Telecom , which licenses the Energizer brand, promises a week's worth of use, or two full days of continuous video playback despite that gargantuan battery. (more...)
Toyota Reveals Yet Another Supra Race Car Concept Toyota Reveals Yet Another Supra Race Car Concept
- March 03, 2019

Just like the road vehicle, Toyota Gazoo Racing is behind the GT4 Concept. There's a larger front lip that builds upon the winglets present on the production auto, and of course, there's a honkin' wing out back for downforce and a pretty ol' livery everywhere in-between. (more...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered rated in Europe Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered rated in Europe
- March 03, 2019

Interestingly, however, the listing suggests that the release will be limited to the campaign only. It's possible the multiplayer will be released separately, but we'll have to wait and see. Activision President Rob Kostich recently hyped the game in a chat with investors. The rating is actually only for the campaign , so it's not yet clear if the multiplayer portion of the game is also getting remastered . (more...)
OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 9.0.4 Update With Google Duo Integration
- March 03, 2019

OnePlus a year ago announced that it will skip Android Oreo for Android 9 Pie on its former flagship models, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T . To recall, OnePlus previous year did mention that the updates will be delayed for the OnePlus 3 and 3T as developers needed time work on the Android Pie update for these devices. (more...)
PS Vita production has officially come to an end PS Vita production has officially come to an end
- March 03, 2019

With the Black (PCH-2000 ZA11) and Aqua Blue (PCH-2000 ZA23) color variants that were left remaining gone, all PS Vita models are now no longer in production. PS Vita came out in the USA and United Kingdom the following spring. Free PS Plus games can be added to your library through the PlayStation Store online or the PlayStation Store app on your console. (more...)
How To Enable Dark Mode for Messenger on Android and iOS How To Enable Dark Mode for Messenger on Android and iOS
- March 03, 2019

Once in Settings, you should see the option to enable dark mode . Once done, a whole load of moons with tongue wagging drop down and confirms the presence of dark mode . Don't worry, there's no need to root your phone or install a weird, hacked version of the app, you just need to send a special message. Facebook Messenger may be one of your favorite messaging apps and your go-to communication tool but that doesn't mean that you know everything about the platform. (more...)
Apex Legends Leaked a Year Ago, But No One Noticed Apex Legends Leaked a Year Ago, But No One Noticed
- March 03, 2019

The vans - which only appear during replays - are believed to be respawn vehicles, similar to the beacons in Apex Legends . He is notably thinner than the other male characters, meaning that he could well have a smaller hitbox, which has been a key factor in the game's most popular heroes thus far . (more...)
Huawei Launches Mate X Folding Phone at MWC 2019 Huawei Launches Mate X Folding Phone at MWC 2019
- March 03, 2019

However, that 8-inch screen also has its own small issue, because with an aspect ratio of 8:7.1 when fully expanded, the Mate X's screen is almost square, which means you're going to get some pretty severe letterboxing when watching videos. (more...)
Vivo IQOO gaming phone announced with up to 12GB of RAM Vivo IQOO gaming phone announced with up to 12GB of RAM
- March 03, 2019

Vivo iQoo will go on sale in China on March 6 and registrations are open for the sale. This is one of the fastest charging solutions available in commercial phones today and a huge welcome in Vivo iQoo gaming smartphone. The triple camera on the back will be in a 13 MP + 12 MP + 2 MP setup, while the selfie shooter will be 12 MP and will be positioned in a notch on the AMOLED display . (more...)
Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 7 in India, prices start at Rs 9,999 Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 7 in India, prices start at Rs 9,999
- March 03, 2019

The Redmi Note 7 Pro might not look as good as the iPhone XS or feature an AMOLED display that's as good. The camera felt highly responsive to light and captured detailed shots. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor along with Adreno 612 GPU. It runs Android Pie OS out of the box with MIUI skin on top. (more...)
Celebrate 10 Years Of V10 Awesomeness With The Audi R8 Decennium Celebrate 10 Years Of V10 Awesomeness With The Audi R8 Decennium
- March 02, 2019

The auto is an homage to the success of the V10 engine for Audi and is a limited edition. Just 222 examples will be built worldwide, making it a very tricky beast to track down. Audi is claiming a 0-to-62-mph time of 3.1 seconds, as well as a Vmax of 206 miles per hour. Contrast stitching in gloss copper can be found on the gear selector and the steering wheel, which also comes with a black 12 o'clock marking. (more...)
Microsoft to refund fitness band owners after its shuts down services Microsoft to refund fitness band owners after its shuts down services
- March 02, 2019

It was a tough sell in a market packed with similar fitness products from competitors like Fitbit. Microsoft says those with a Microsoft Band device will continue to be able to use their devices, though you won't get any of the "web-connected" features. (more...)
Season of the Drifter introduces us to a Season of the Drifter introduces us to a "Bungie-controlled Destiny"
- March 02, 2019

If you win the match, you get to put those rewards on the line in a further mode named The Reckoning , Here, you'll be confronted by swarms of enemies in a task that sort of acts like a horde mode that's always on the move. No details beyond the previous roadmap have been revealed, but I'm sure we'll find out more on that soon. Incidentally, Thorn's Exotic quest will be released alongside a new "Allegiance quest" for the Vanguard. (more...)
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats heads to Switch this spring Little Friends: Dogs & Cats heads to Switch this spring
- March 02, 2019

You can play with your pet using their favourite new toy, or even take your new puppy out for walks and compete in a flying disc tournament. "Look after your pet to develop a bond and grow your friendship". Learn what your pet prefers to play and feed them their favourite food. Once they're ready, take screenshots to remember their unbelievable outfits. Little Friends: Dogs & Cats popped up on social media today with a pawfect announcement trailer showing what can only be described as a ... (more...)
Amazon kills physical Dash buttons Amazon kills physical Dash buttons
- March 02, 2019

The e-commerce giant will still fulfill orders placed from the devices. These buttons, which were effectively free to customers, allowed items to be reordered with one tap. Amazon said it will continue to grow the product line-up using Dash Replenishment and expand its virtual Dash Button offerings. Amazon also created a virtual version of the Dash Button on its website. (more...)