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Samsung Galaxy S11 leak points to new iPhone beating masterpiece Samsung Galaxy S11 leak points to new iPhone beating masterpiece
- May 20, 2019

That's because, as reported by Samsung leakster-in-chief Ice universe , the Samsung Galaxy S11 carries the research and development codename "Picasso". Samsung had announced the Galaxy Fold earlier this year and was under pressure to bring it to market ahead of rivals Huawei and Xiaomi . However, judging by a fresh new leak about the Samsung Galaxy S11, it looks as though Samsung wants next year's flagship to not just be a premium handset in terms of hardware and ergonomics, but to ... (more...)
Sony & Microsoft Announce Gaming Partnership Sony & Microsoft Announce Gaming Partnership
- May 20, 2019

It's unclear what exactly the new collaboration will ultimately lead to, but the move is still a surprising one given that the companies' Xbox and PlayStation console lines are market competitors. Additionally, Microsoft and Sony will work together to explore the possibility of Sony leveraging Microsoft's Azure datacenters for Sony's game and content streaming platforms. (more...)
Google bars Huawei from some Android services after Trump order Google bars Huawei from some Android services after Trump order
- May 20, 2019

Apple , however, may have its own troubles if China decides to retaliate for Huawei. The move by Google , means the company has just lost its Android license, and its devices will no longer receive Android updates - nor will its future handsets be able to access Google apps as well as the Google Play Store. (more...)
Out of nowhere Redmi Note 7S to launch on May 20 Out of nowhere Redmi Note 7S to launch on May 20
- May 20, 2019

In China, the starting price of Redmi Note 7 was CNY 999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option. The concept renders show off an infinite display thanks to the pop up selfie camera placed on the top center of the device with skinny bezels and a slight chin. (more...)
Google quietly tracking your online purchase history Google quietly tracking your online purchase history
- May 20, 2019

But it says "Information about your orders may also be saved with your activity in other Google services " and that you can see and delete this information on a separate " My Activity " page . The data is stored under Payment and Subscriptions and it is not only Google-related purchases - like a Google One subscription - but anything ordered for which an email has arrived in the Gmail account in question, one user said . (more...)
Sony launches Xperia Ace with Water-resistant body, Android Pie and more Sony launches Xperia Ace with Water-resistant body, Android Pie and more
- May 20, 2019

Customers will also be given the chance to win one of up to 50 Wena by Sony Smart Bands and Watch Face. Which is going to offer some pretty impressive sound quality for those that are going to be watching movies on their smartphones. Of course, since this is an OLED Sony panel, we expect color reproduction to be fantastic. And according to Sony , it remains at 4K resolution all the time, unlike its previous "Premium" variants that were in 4K only for watching 4K content. (more...)
Mobile Phones: Asus ZenFone 6 launched with 48MP flip camera design Mobile Phones: Asus ZenFone 6 launched with 48MP flip camera design
- May 20, 2019

The Asus Zenfone 6 is a unique device since it comes with the world's first flip camera- different from the Samsung Galaxy A80's pop-up rotating camera . The primary camera has a sensor of 48 megapixels and laser focus, besides a 13-megapixel secondary ultra-wide angle camera . The phone is not available in India just yet but it's expected launch before the end of the month. (more...)
Call of Duty Mobile goes in to Alpha on Android Call of Duty Mobile goes in to Alpha on Android
- May 20, 2019

The Call of Duty franchise doesn't have the best history on mobile , but the forthcoming release and current closed Beta of Call of Duty Mobile may finally establish the series as a portable force to be reckoned with. Each weapon will also be upgraded using a tier system, with dozens of variants and different weapons within each type. Here's the first look at the mobile game's interface and HUD! Killhouse: "Speedball style warehouse interior". (more...)
Buy items using BP, new RP season and more Buy items using BP, new RP season and more
- May 20, 2019

All new Middle East servers have been added in the game to reduce network-related lag and help players overcome the language barrier. The new update also brings in a new semi-automatic machine pistol- the Skorpion - which chambers 9mm rounds and has five slots for attachments. (more...)
Huawei's Mate 20 X 5G Smartphone Launches in the UK Next Month Huawei's Mate 20 X 5G Smartphone Launches in the UK Next Month
- May 20, 2019

The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is identical to the Huawei Mate 20 X, except the fact that the former is 5G compatible and packs a smaller battery with support for faster 40W charging. During the test, the two mobile phones made multiple voices and video calls, the connection rate was 100%, and the voice call voice was clear, which means that the VoNR call test under the world's first 5G SA network was successful. (more...)
Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’ Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’
- May 20, 2019

Spotify didn't release any specs about the device, but Car Thing seems to be a small audio adapter that connects to the car stereo system via Bluetooth, and streams music and podcasts from Spotify via a nearby phone. Car Thing features a small screen on the left side of the device, which shows what song is now playing. It features a screen and four buttons with pre-set actions. (more...)
SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’ SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’
- May 20, 2019

So we'll do this again in about a week. The original launch was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was pushed back a day due to high winds, the company tweeted . It was also noted that the Flacon 9 mission is to carry 60 Starlink satellites. There may actually be some contact between the Starlink satellites, he added, but they are created to handle it. (more...)
Spyware vulnerability found in WhatsApp Spyware vulnerability found in WhatsApp
- May 20, 2019

The spyware appears to be related to the Pegasus software developed by Israeli-based NSO group , which is normally sold to law enforcement and intelligence services, according to Washington-based analyst Joseph Hall. Various companies provide different security mechanisms to ensure the safety and security of users' data. "They are definitely tied by either gag orders or NDAs, so are unable discuss backdoors publicly without risking to lose their fortunes and freedom". (more...)
Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US
- May 20, 2019

Many robocalls are not scam calls, though, but calls from debt collectors and telemarketers selling insurance, cruises and the like. "Today it finally proposes new policies to help block robocalls". The FCC's efforts come in response to a growing chorus of critics who feel the US government hasn't acted swiftly or aggressively enough to punish scammers who place unwanted calls or texts to consumers, and has been lax in efforts to prod telecom carriers to improve their anti-robocall ... (more...)
Two games temporarily leave Epic Games Store during first-ever sale Two games temporarily leave Epic Games Store during first-ever sale
- May 20, 2019

SuperGiantGames' Hades has gone through a few pricing updates. "During the Epic Mega Sale , developers and publishers are discounting a ton of great games up to 75% off". Once more information is available we'll provide an update. "To all our players, thank you for your patience and understanding around this". The most recent, however, is certainly pretty significant as the discount on Borderlands 3 has now been removed! Epic Games pal Ubisoft has also pulled its games from the ... (more...)
Samsung announces Olympic Games Edition of Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Buds Samsung announces Olympic Games Edition of Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Buds
- May 20, 2019

Furthermore, since Samsung hasn't officially announced anything about these yet, it's possible that the Note 10 won't be coming in some of these colors. The phone is on sale starting today at Verizon stores and online at verizonwireless.com, but 5G service is now only available in Chicago and Minneapolis. (more...)
I wish the Pixel 4 looked this good! (concept render) I wish the Pixel 4 looked this good! (concept render)
- May 20, 2019

Amidst the launch of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL , there is the next phone in the lineup, i.e. the Pixel 4. If you have purchased the original Google Pixel or Pixel XL before January 4, 2017, then you may be entitled to some money from Google. (more...)
Activision Won't Have a Show Floor Booth at E3 2019 Activision Won't Have a Show Floor Booth at E3 2019
- May 20, 2019

Sony also plans to skip the festivities , in favor of sharing brief announcements throughout the year in its recently launched State of Play broadcasts . It's worth noting that among those activities we can also find a Call of Duty panel at E3 Coliseum, the collateral show that will be produced by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley. (more...)
2020's Call Of Duty reportedly switches studio mid-development 2020's Call Of Duty reportedly switches studio mid-development
- May 20, 2019

Kotaku reported that " Treyarch will take creative leadership on this new Black Ops while Raven and Sledgehammer will serve as support studios for the game, transforming the work they've done on their own single-player story mode into a campaign for Black Ops 5 , which will also be set during the Cold War". (more...)
Fortnite Patch Notes v9.01 Breakdown - Play as John Wick in New LTM! Fortnite Patch Notes v9.01 Breakdown - Play as John Wick in New LTM!
- May 20, 2019

Twitter is, well.atwitter with the news that a John Wick crossover event may be coming to Fortnite in the near future. The top three players standing will be shown in the compass at all times and players are limited to three respawns. (more...)
Huawei banned from using Google services; Future phones to feature proprietary OS? Huawei banned from using Google services; Future phones to feature proprietary OS?
- May 20, 2019

Google has already been reported to stop licensing its proprietary Google Play components for future Huawei phones . Tech2 has reached out to Huawei India for a comment on how this will play out for Indian owners of Huawei smartphones and will update the story accordingly. (more...)
There's good news and bad news for OnePlus 6, 6T users There's good news and bad news for OnePlus 6, 6T users
- May 20, 2019

The stunning new addition to the OnePlus 7 Series is available in trendy colours like Mirror Gray in Reliance Digital stores now, and the Almond & Nebula Blue variant will be available from 28th May 2019 onwards. Buyers will also be able to avail benefits of "Jio Beyond Speed" offer. The module comprises of 48MP main lens along with an 8MP telephoto sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide lens. (more...)
World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic Release Date and Time Guide World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic Release Date and Time Guide
- May 18, 2019

To help put the finishing touches on World of Warcraft Classic , Blizzard is inviting players with active subscriptions to opt in for a chance to participate in a closed beta test that begins May 15. Players will be randomly selected starting today, May 15. Classic is a fork of World of Warcraft's retail experience that effectively preserves how the game was in 2006 - affectionately known as "vanilla WoW" to longtime players. (more...)
Google Trips is a one-stop hub for your vacation plans Google Trips is a one-stop hub for your vacation plans
- May 18, 2019

Research a new trip , and it'll automatically be organized in Google Trips, and that will be more accessible in the new travel hub. Google is consolidating its travel-related products - the mobile Google Trips application, Google Flights, Google hotels search, and so forth - under a particular landing page called Trips. (more...)
Zombieload Bug Fix Will Mire Down Chips Zombieload Bug Fix Will Mire Down Chips
- May 18, 2019

The three computer scientists, together with Graz University of Technology Professor Stefan Mangard, were already involved in the discovery of the serious security gaps Meltdown and Spectre a year ago. " ZombieLoad is a novel category of side-channel attacks which we refer to as data-sampling attack", the researchers say in a Tuesday blog post. (more...)