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Tech Facebook's 'Portal' Video Chat Device to Be Announced Next Week
Author: 0 Facebook's 'Portal' Video Chat Device to Be Announced Next Week

The mechanism was reportedly developed as a direct response to the heavily diminished public trust in the social network's handling of personal data. This security camera can be used both indoor as well as outdoor and integrate it with the Ring alarm. A new feature called Alexa Hunches will analyze patterns and alert you when things change.

Tech Apple iPhone XS and XS Max
Author: 0 Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Thanks to TENAA, we know that the iPhone X's battery had a fairly small 2716 mAh capacity spread across two cells. The XS packs a 10.13 Wh battery (2,659 mAh at 3.81 V), weighing 39.5 g-slightly downgraded from last year's X. Droves of iPhone fans queued outside the company's United Kingdom flagship Regent Street store on Friday morning, hoping to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone XS and XS Max ( which we reviewed earlier this week ).

Tech Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 official with triple-lens camera
Author: 0 Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 official with triple-lens camera

On the front, it has a single, 24-megapixel, F2.0 shooter. You get a 24MP primary sensor behind an f/1.7 lens, an ultra-wide 8MP f/2.4 module with 120° viewing angle and a 5MP depth sensor . The phone will be available in three storage variants- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. Samsung also revealed the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus , which relies exclusively on face unlock technology.

Tech Apple CEO's Defense Of iPhone Pricing Raises Questions
Author: 0 Apple CEO's Defense Of iPhone Pricing Raises Questions

Prices for the larger iPhone Xs Max , with a 16.5cm screen, start at R24,000 for the 64GB version, R27,000 for the 256GB version, and top out at a whopping R32,000 for the 512GB version. The one actually big change in this year's iPhone crop is the XS Max . The two iPhone XS and XS Max variants are available in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options.

Tech Tim Cook defends price of new iPhones
Author: 0 Tim Cook defends price of new iPhones

Like with the iPhone XS' incremental upgrades, there were a variety of smaller - but not deal-breaking - gripes that reviewers had about the new smartphone lineup. This is because the iPhone would have to be running iOS in a full capacity to use Face ID to allow such functionality to take place. Then you'll want to completely reset your older iPhone , content, settings, and all.

Tech PlayStation Classic: Gamers Are Not Happy About The Price
Author: 0 PlayStation Classic: Gamers Are Not Happy About The Price

Like those consoles, the PlayStation Classic will be a miniature replica of the iconic 1994 system, complete with faithful throwback controllers and a ton of games that will usher in the first 32-bit retro console. Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us what you think about the PlayStation Classic! And hey, just like back in the day, they came out ahead of the N64 Classic .

Tech Chrissy Teigen Reveals That Everyone Has Been Pronouncing Her Name Wrong
Author: 0 Chrissy Teigen Reveals That Everyone Has Been Pronouncing Her Name Wrong

And believe it or not, 32-year-old Teigen said it's not in her nature to correct people. It's all in good fun, of course (they quite clearly are sickeningly loved up), but it's just bloody amusing and I love it. There are many pronunciations that are debated on a daily basis; do you say scone as in cone or scone as in gone? "Gave up a long time ago". Yes, yes we all know it by now, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are motherfucking couple goals.

Tech IOS 12 & watchOS 5 Review
Author: 0 IOS 12 & watchOS 5 Review

You can tap on a group to see the full list, or clear them all at once. If you haven't prepared, it could take longer. 3D obect detection is going to make AR experiences really insane on iOS 12, as developers will be able to leverage objects in the real world and turn them into cool AR experiences .

Tech New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe announced for Switch
Author: 0 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe announced for Switch

Feature comparisons aside, a full-year membership to Switch online costs just a third of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold, which is pretty nice. What are these special offers? That's not all; by subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online you'll also get access to a range of NES titles, many of which will be retrofitted with online play.

Tech Samsung reveals Galaxy event for October promising '4x fun'
Author: 0 Samsung reveals Galaxy event for October promising '4x fun'

The teaser promises that, whatever the new device is, it will be " 4x fun ", suggesting it may be a new smartphone with four cameras. Samsung wouldn't be the first company to sell smartphones with as many cameras on the back. Samsung fans who have yet to purchase a Galaxy Note 9 should be happy to know that a special model is going to launch in the upcoming future. Samsung , however, stopped short of revealing what device it will announce next month.

Author: 0 Verizon 5G Home service coming to four cities from October 1

U.S. cities of Houston , Indianapolis , Los Angeles and Sacramento and California will have the Verizon 5G network within the threshold of their home as promised by the telecom firm. One other detail worth mentioning is that this is not Verizon's mobile 5G service that you'll use with smartphones, which is expected to launch in 2019.

Tech Google to shut down Inbox app by March 2019
Author: 0 Google to shut down Inbox app by March 2019

Numerous features we know and love from Inbox were brought into Gmail proper when they launched a much needed re-design back in April this year . This added functionality pulled a good number of users away from Gmail as they added to the email experience without combining the usual headaches caused by using third-party email clients.

Tech Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
Author: 0 Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

There have been rumblings that Apple is primarily focused on ramping up production of the XS and XR models and that an update to the iPhone SE is the least of the company's worries at the moment. It's possible it will get a beefed up camera array with a three-camera system touted for the rear. The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max keep the iPhone X thin-bezel body style with display notch for front-facing cameras and sensors .

Tech Ramos on Salah challenge: 'My conscience is really clear'
Author: 0 Ramos on Salah challenge: 'My conscience is really clear'

David de Gea's spot as the Spanish national team's number one goalkeeper is not under threat, according to manager Luis Enrique. "If the Premier League is known for something it's for the good reception it always gives to the best players".

Tech Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, focus on philanthropy
Author: 0 Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, focus on philanthropy

But Ma on Thursday told Bloomberg TV that he was mulling an early retirement similar to Bill Gates' early exit from Microsoft. Ma, who boasts a net worth of almost $40 billion(€34 billion), making him China's richest man, said he would use his retirement to focus on his philanthropic work, mainly around education.

Tech New iPhone Rumors - Here's What We Know So Far
Author: 0 New iPhone Rumors - Here's What We Know So Far

The smaller of the two phones is expected to sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, making it the same size as last year's iPhone X . The larger phone is expected to have a mammoth 6.5-inch OLED, giving it just slightly more real estate than Samsung's Galaxy Note9.

Tech Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design
Author: 0 Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

There is a revamped new tab design with a horizontal page switcher. Google is also planning on adding the ability to search for files stored in Google Drive to the Omnibox. The good news is that, even if you already updated to the latest version of the browser, you can still go back to the classic design. More minor visual changes mean you do not see the http:// part of any web address when you are browsing the internet.

Tech Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet
Author: 0 Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Sheryl Sandberg will tell the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that Facebook was "too slow to spot" Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and "too slow to act", according to an opening statement the Facebook chief operating officer released Tuesday.

Tech Samsung Goes on Marketing Blitz for New Flagship Phone
Author: 0 Samsung Goes on Marketing Blitz for New Flagship Phone

The wireless carriers don't want to carry multiple colors and multiple storage variants, as that means more SKUs that need to be on-hand at every store within the USA, which results in a whole lot of inventory for one smartphone. "Note fans are Samsung's most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives".

Tech Sony launches Xperia XZ3 at IFA with a 6.0-inch OLED display
Author: 0 Sony launches Xperia XZ3 at IFA with a 6.0-inch OLED display

There isn't much difference in terms of design between these two devices. The exterior is set as sturdy as glass could maybe additionally be with Gorilla Glass 5 security on the back and entrance, and the frame is fabricated from a hard aluminum alloy that must easy stand up to a plunge without cracking.

Tech New iPhones could leave behind one of Apple's most overlooked features
Author: 0 New iPhones could leave behind one of Apple's most overlooked features

Units affected by these defective boards will see "unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won't turn on", says Apple. Then there will a straight 5.8-inch upgrade for the current X model. You will also notice that the iPhone XS will be available in a new gold colour, presumably in addition to the black and white versions that were available with the original iPhone X .

Tech New Apple iPhone leaked
Author: 0 New Apple iPhone leaked

The smartphone maker has sent out invitations for its next-generation iPhone unveiling on September 12 . Sticking to its secretive nature, Apple hasn't revealed exactly what the event is for, but the tech giant generally uses a September date to unveil its latest iPhone models.

Tech Nvidia reveals RTX 2000 series
Author: 0 Nvidia reveals RTX 2000 series

If you're after the non-Ti version, then the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 can be reserved now for £1,006 (around $1,290, AU$1,750), or you could hit up the Asus Dual RTX 2080 for £885 (around $1,135, AU$1,540). As expected, it will be powered by the all-new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series of GPUs for ultimate gaming performance. The RTX 2070 will be available in October, and start at $499 USD, with the RTX 2080 at $699 USD, and the RTX 2080 Ti listed for $999 USD.

Author: 0 Now you can send auto-expiring emails from Gmail on your mobile

Over on its support pages, Google explains exactly what Confidential Mode is and what you can do with it: "You can send messages and attachments with Gmail's confidential mode to help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access".

Tech China regulators freeze approval of game licenses
Author: 0 China regulators freeze approval of game licenses

However the game, where players hunt fearsome creatures, disappeared from the platform on Monday, days after its August 8 release. However, operating profit for Tencent's second quarter dropped by 3 percent year-on-year to 21.8 billion yuan (~$3.14 billion), but for the six month period this increased by 25 percent to 52.5 billion yuan (~$7.57 billion).

Tech Blizzard Has Multiple ‘Diablo’ Projects In The Works
Author: 0 Blizzard Has Multiple ‘Diablo’ Projects In The Works

In a new community update that begins with a mention of the current Diablo III-themed season, we get official word from Blizzard that multiple Diablo projects are in the works - and some might be further out than others. This information is certainly in-line with those job listings posted to the company's website earlier this year which noted that Blizzard is seeking technical, environmental, VFX, and dungeon artists for a Diablo game.

Tech A guide to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note9
Author: 0 A guide to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note9

The Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch screen with QHD+ resolution that is 2960×1440 pixels. Although the Note 9 packs a pretty powerful punch as a smartphone , the smartphone market is expected to get tougher to impress this year. That being said, Bixby hasn't generated masses of user praise, so only time will tell how well the Galaxy Home's smart assistant functionality goes down.

Tech Samsung's next move: A $22 billion bet on new tech
Author: 0 Samsung's next move: A $22 billion bet on new tech

Samsung expected to create 40,000 new jobs over the next three years. Lee was released from jail earlier in 2018 after a year in detention on bribery charges, lifting hopes among some investors that Samsung will hike investments and create jobs.

Tech DOOM Eternal gets bloody gameplay footage
Author: 0 DOOM Eternal gets bloody gameplay footage

At the time, there was nothing but a cinematic teaser, but we were promised gameplay footage at QuakeCon 2018 . Speaking with Polygon at QuakeCon today, ID Software's Marty Stratton confirmed that our trip to "Hell on Earth" will be getting continued with single-player DLC sometime after release.

Tech Samsung Galaxy J4 2018 reviews & price in Nigeria
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J4 2018 reviews & price in Nigeria

Today, the official promotional video of the Note 9 was accidentally posted on the official YouTube channel of Samsung New Zealand. Connecting to an external monitor will require a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter, which is not included, but that's a small price to pay for a big-screen display on a portable tablet.

Tech Google whistleblower reveals plans for censored search in China
Author: 0 Google whistleblower reveals plans for censored search in China

Terms about human rights, democracy, religion and peaceful protests would be blacklisted, the Intercept said , adding that the app would automatically identify and filter Web sites blocked by China's so-called "Great Firewall". In December, Google announced it would open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing. At the time Google cited limitations on free speech, blocked websites, email surveillance, and cyber attacks as reasons for pulling the filtered version.

Tech WhatsApp's group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone
Author: 0 WhatsApp's group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone

The new feature is available for WhatsApp Android and iOS users. In an official blog post the company said , "Over the last couple years, people have enjoyed making voice and video calls on WhatsApp ". The Instant messaging platform had previously teased the feature a few days ago. This means that there is a big group of people waiting to try out the feature.

Tech Northern California wildfires forces thousands to evacuate
Author: 0 Northern California wildfires forces thousands to evacuate

A privately hired bulldozer operator was killed while battling the fire, Cal Fire reported , although this person was also not immediately identified while their next of kin was contacted. The wildfires have dispatched firefighters to all corners of the state amid an oppressive heat wave. Dry grass and brush in steep terrain was fueling the blaze, according to Cal Fire officials.

Tech Samsung readies its foldable phone
Author: 0 Samsung readies its foldable phone

Holding separate launch events for smartphones and watches have had little marketing benefits and it is better to launch them together to maximize the Galaxy brand, ZDNet Korea said. Noted tipster Evan Blass has shared its press render, while the hands-on images of the next-gen flagship have also been leaked on Weibo . These also show the Galaxy Note 9 bootscreen that confirms Knox security integration.

Tech Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
Author: 0 Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro

The smaller MacBook Pro starts at US$1,799 and the larger model at US$2,399. The new models are available in silver or space gray now online and in Apple's retail stores. Since you can't upgrade the internals at a later stage, if you want to add more internal storage, you will have to do it at purchase. Arment argued that the entire 2012-2015 Retina Macbook Pro model was the best laptop Apple ever created, with the mid-2015 one being its peak.

Tech Microsoft Surface Go tablet breaks cover to combat new Apple iPad threat
Author: 0 Microsoft Surface Go tablet breaks cover to combat new Apple iPad threat

The display of the Surface Go is a high-res PixelSense display that's supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision (great for precise photo-editing). In terms of hardware, the Surface Go comes installed with Intel's seventh-generation Intel Pentium Gold processor, which Microsoft says it has used because it balances power consumption and performance, and can be picked up in either a 4GB RAM / 64GB storage ...

Tech Modi says India well on way to becoming global manufacturing hub
Author: 0 Modi says India well on way to becoming global manufacturing hub

President Moon Jae-in said the new facility will create a new era for India-Korea ties. "This [plant] is a big step in the direction of making India a hub of world manufacturing". That leaves about 875 million people who could buy their first smartphone sometime within the next few years. During the same time-frame, Xiaomi's share increased to 31.1 per cent from 13.1 per cent.

Tech LaVar Ball Stoked About LeBron James, Lakers Will Destroy Warriors!
Author: 0 LaVar Ball Stoked About LeBron James, Lakers Will Destroy Warriors!

As far as narratives go, few could have been more tantalizing. The new LeBron James jerseys come in a variety of styles, including the Statement and Icon Editions. I was a LeBron fan before most of you had heard of him. "I know some people are rolling their eyes , but I like what the Lakers have done", a rival Western Conference executive said.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch teased for 9th August
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch teased for 9th August

Samsung on Monday launched a new smartphone called Galaxy On6 . However, Samsung is one Android tablet manufacturer who is continuously launching new products. The Samsung Galaxy On6 runs on Android 8.0 flavored with its own UI and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. Samsung has added a 13MP shooter on the back with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP camera on the front which also comes with f/1.9 aperture.

Tech Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'
Author: 0 Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

Gmail has about 1.4 billion users while Microsoft and Oath, the group formed after Verizon bough Yahoo!, are the next two biggest email providers. While third-party apps require user consent to access data, the consent form doesn't necessarily indicate that it may also allow humans to read user's emails.

Tech OnePlus Red variant announced: Will be available in India from July 16
Author: 0 OnePlus Red variant announced: Will be available in India from July 16

The red OnePlus 6 will be available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and will cost as much as the Midnight Black and Silk White versions of the phone that came in the same configuration - $579 / Euro 569. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 845 coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. With this move, OnePlus has definitely garnered a lot of attention from the buyers and tech enthusiasts alike.

Tech Google Homes and Chromecasts are malfunctioning worldwide
Author: 0 Google Homes and Chromecasts are malfunctioning worldwide

My Chromecast and Google Home are working just fine, but my Home Mini has been turned into a fabric paperweight. Earlier in the day, when reached for comment, a Google spokesperson sent Mashable the following statement: "We're aware of an issue affecting some Google Home and Chromecast users".

Tech Apple and Samsung end seven-year long iPhone patent battle
Author: 0 Apple and Samsung end seven-year long iPhone patent battle

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Judge Lucy Koh said in a court filing that she had been informed by the two companies that they had come to an agreement. Apple and Samsung have declined to comment on today's settlement, but Apple pointed reporters to a statement made in May when the case was last ruled on.

Tech Alison Ettel, Who Allegedly Called Cops On Black Girl, Denies Being Racist
Author: 0 Alison Ettel, Who Allegedly Called Cops On Black Girl, Denies Being Racist

A viral video has set the internet on fire starring the white woman now called #PermitPatty cowardly calling the police on a little girl who was selling-wait for it-bottles of water to fund a trip to Disneyland . "Believe me, I wish I never had done that". It was every two seconds, 'Come and buy my water.' It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice. "Whether she's black, brown, orange, yellow, purple", Austin told Inside Edition.

Tech IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date
Author: 0 IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date

Once you're signed up , Apple will seed the beta release to your iDevice once you've downloaded your iOS device profile, here. And Apple released the second developer beta of iOS 12 just last week. Apple has additionally provided an FAQ section to answer all the common queries related to the Apple Beta Software Program . Make sure to back up your devices before installing.

Tech Twitter blocked sharing of link to Trump advisors phone number
Author: 0 Twitter blocked sharing of link to Trump advisors phone number

Rather, Coffman has set his sights on a much lower-profile but arguably equally influential figure - Stephen Miller . Third , Trump agrees with Miller on immigration, and despite his embarrassing cave, locking up children "succeeded in shifting public debate so that the administration's fallback position - jailing migrant kids indefinitely with their parents while they wait for court dates - now seems like a more humane option", Politico notes .

Tech OnePlus 6 global sales surpass 1 million in just 22 days
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 global sales surpass 1 million in just 22 days

Now we have established a big record within 22 days of launch. The device was launched alongside the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition and the newest Bullets Wireless earphones less than a month ago and have been on sale in India, China, Europe and the U.S., the latter two selling out the Silk White Limited Edition in under 24 hours.

Tech Square Enix reveals extended Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer | E3 2018
Author: 0 Square Enix reveals extended Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer | E3 2018

There's gameplay inspired by Assassin's Creed and Rambo in this Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer . As if to reassure us that, yes, it's really coming out after all these years, no fewer than three separate press conferences at E3 2018 highlighted Kingdom Hearts III .

Tech Monday marks ends of net neutrality rules
Author: 0 Monday marks ends of net neutrality rules

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat who voted against the repeal, said Monday that the decision put the FCC "on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American public". "Americans across the country are raising their voices against the Trump assault on the free Internet, yet House Republicans inexplicably refuse to listen to the will of the people and save net neutrality", she continued.

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