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The Biggest Internet Trends to Watch in 2018
- June 03, 2018

See all of the trends report slides at Recode . Of particular interest, the report showed that academic interest in cryptocurrency hit a new high in 2017 - with a Princeton course on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies ranking in the top 10 most popular university courses for the year. (more...)
Chinese Companies Made It onto Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Chinese Companies Made It onto Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report
- June 03, 2018

Mary notes a couple of key areas and business verticals which will see steady growth in the future, including voice-controlled products and devices like Amazon's Echo series (the Echo's user base in the U.S. According to Meeker, global new smartphone shipments had 0pc growth in 2017, versus 2pc in 2016, and internet user growth is slowing. "This creates a privacy paradox ", she wrote in the introduction. (more...)
What Is Fallout 76? Release Date, Rumors, Platforms, An Online Survival Title?
- June 03, 2018

A poster in the trailer, however, sets this date in 2097, meaning five years appear to have passed since the Vault doors were meant to have opened. Recently, Kotaku stated that they have been informed by different sources that Fallout 76 is going to be an online game and will be following the lines of Rust or DayZ. (more...)
Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras
- June 03, 2018

The company recently announced on its website the end of sales of the EOS-1v, its last remaining film camera model, as inventories ran out. Stubborn holdouts (many fine art photographers still use film exclusively) and newfound enthusiasts have even convinced some companies to reverse their exit from the film industry; past year Kodak announced it was reviving its beloved Ektachrome slide film . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 to use in-display fingerprint sensor courtesy of Qualcomm Samsung Galaxy S10 to use in-display fingerprint sensor courtesy of Qualcomm
- June 03, 2018

Consider a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S8: it's literally a palm sized high-performance computer that nineties types could only dream of twenty years ago. The Galaxy A9 Lite will have a black, gray and blue model option. The company is also looking at bringing the manufacturing of the devices to India in order to further reduce costs by avoiding import taxes. (more...)
Bugatti Chiron by LEGO Technic Now Available Bugatti Chiron by LEGO Technic Now Available
- June 03, 2018

But what's most impressive is that these are in many ways actual , working models. You even get a key, which cannot only switch the active rear wing from "handling" to "top speed" position, but also unlocks the hood to reveal a serial number that's unique to each model. (more...)
What to expect from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference What to expect from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference
- June 03, 2018

It is already being used by Apple employees to open doors in the campus for opening doors, according to a report on The Information . The new features are likely to remind users to take regular breaks from using their iPhones for prolonged periods and provide breakdowns for how much time is spent using each specific app . (more...)
Lifestyle New Pokemon game coming to a smartphone near you in June Lifestyle New Pokemon game coming to a smartphone near you in June
- June 03, 2018

Masuda did confirm these two Let's Go games are based off the Gameboy game, Pokemon Yellow . Pokemon Quest is already available for the Switch . At the announcement, the Pokemon Company called the art style of the Pokemon , Pokexel. Another Pokemon game was released recently on Switch, which is the Pokemon Quest . (more...)
Anthem has got a teaser trailer for its new trailer Anthem has got a teaser trailer for its new trailer
- June 03, 2018

The power of the Javelin exosuit will be on full display as players take on the most ferocious enemies seen yet. And this year we're happy to show off some more. Along with hearing from the developers themselves, we'll be showing off some of the concept and production art of Anthem . Anthem is now scheduled for release at some point in early 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. (more...)
Facebook Is Killing Off Its Trending News Section Facebook Is Killing Off Its Trending News Section
- June 03, 2018

Facebook fired the team, and since then, algorithms have been largely responsible for governing what goes into the Trending sidebar, which is prominently displayed at the top of the desktop site. Facebook drew fire after actors linked to Russian Federation ran thousands of ads on the platform in an effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Insomniac Games Teases New Open World Sci-Fi VR Title
- June 02, 2018

Keep it locked for additional news from Insomniac Games , VR or otherwise. While it might not completely eclipse Spiderman when it comes out, and we don't have any idea of when the game will be hitting the Oculus Rift , hopefully the new Insomniac VR game will end up being a hit. (more...)
Google unceremoniously removes the tablet section from official Android website Google unceremoniously removes the tablet section from official Android website
- June 02, 2018

While other manufacturers have soldiered on in the tablet section of the Android device market, it may seem that Google isn't all that keen to continue promoting the category. Would you mourn of the loss of Android tablets from Google? This development could also be a sign that Google sees the future of tablets elsewhere. (more...)
BBC Testing Live VR, HDR Streaming BBC Testing Live VR, HDR Streaming
- June 02, 2018

BBC have not said the exact number of people who will be allowed access to the Ultra HD TV system but have said the stream will be accessible from the BBC iPlayer home screen immediately coverage begins but only that "tens of thousands" of people will be granted access. (more...)
Philips Hue Sync coordinates your smart lights with your computer Philips Hue Sync coordinates your smart lights with your computer
- June 02, 2018

Things have certainly been moving at a brisk pace for the folks over at Philips Lighting (now, Signify ) - after releasing a major update to the Hue app just a few days ago, they're back at it again, this time, with the new Hue Sync app, released today for both Windows and macOS. (more...)
Facebook is removing the the trending news feature next week
- June 02, 2018

A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. "We found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful", Alex Hardiman, Facebook's head of news products, wrote in a blog post this morning. (more...)
Maserati to get smaller SUV, all-new Quattroporte and Levante Maserati to get smaller SUV, all-new Quattroporte and Levante
- June 02, 2018

Before the Alfieri launch, the automaker is also planning to slot an all-new unnamed mid-size SUV to the lineup below the Levante as part of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's newly outlined five-year plan. When reached for further information, a spokesperson told The Drive , "At this time, we are not providing any additional information or comments beyond what has already been shared today by Mr. (more...)
Sony adds Google Lens to camera app on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact Sony adds Google Lens to camera app on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact
- June 02, 2018

The upgraded "Google Lens" is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based platform that provides helpful features, links and instant details about whatever the user wishes to see in the viewfinder. During Google I/O 2018, Google announced that itself and other companies will integrate feature Lens in their smartphones' default camera apps. This is something that was also announced at I/O, and supported phones include ones from Google's own Pixel line, Sony, LG, Motorola, Nokia, OnePlus, Asus, TCL, ... (more...)
Bungie announces new partnership with NetEase for a new game Bungie announces new partnership with NetEase for a new game
- June 02, 2018

NetEase's investment buys them a minority stake in the Destiny studio, as well as a seat on its board of directors. I've reached out to Bungie for more information. "We have exciting plans for the future of the Destiny franchise, and you'll learn more about the next steps we'll take together in the weeks to come". (more...)
Land Rover unveils special edition Discovery Sport Land Rover unveils special edition Discovery Sport
- June 02, 2018

Power comes from the 'TD4' 2.0-litre Ingenium 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which generates 132kW of power and 430Nm of torque. The Discovery Sport Landmark will be offered in three colours - Narvik Black, Corris Grey and Yulong White - each complemented by a Carpathian Grey roof. (more...)
Rumor: Remastered Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Coming to PC & Consoles Rumor: Remastered Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Coming to PC & Consoles
- June 02, 2018

Okay, okay - it'd be the first time the game can be played on the PlayStation 4. If rumors pan out, our wish could soon be granted. The Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee has posted a listing for something called Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition , suggesting Gearbox could be working on a revamped version of its first trip to Pandora. (more...)
Samsung does not have to update Android Samsung does not have to update Android
- June 02, 2018

Pointing out that there are a huge number of Samsung handsets out there that no longer receive any sort of updates, the group had argued that the company should be forced to provide updates for a minimum of fours years after they first go on sale, or at least two years after they were last sold. (more...)
Notch-less Lenovo Z5 reveal date set Notch-less Lenovo Z5 reveal date set
- June 02, 2018

Are you excited for phones like the Lenovo Z5? However, the bottom bezel does seem to be less thin, mainly because it houses the front-facing camera. Apart from the all-display screen, we do expect some unbelievable specs in Z5. It will take on rivals such as the Vivo X21 , OnePlus 6 , Honor 10 , and more. (more...)
NVIDIA teases 'next generation mainstream GPU' for August NVIDIA teases 'next generation mainstream GPU' for August
- June 02, 2018

Nvidia has obviously kept the title of the presentation vague, so we still don't know if the new GPU will be called the GTX 1180 or GTX 2080, or what architecture it will use. Usually, companies presenting at Hot Chips go into deep dives on their latest microarchitectures, so whatever it is you can expect it to be detailed. (more...)
Motorola’s secret flagship phone pops up in leaked photo Motorola’s secret flagship phone pops up in leaked photo
- June 02, 2018

On the one hand, it has yet another Android One phone to follow in the Moto X4's footsteps. The crystal clear photograph focuses entirely on the "face" of this purported Motorola One Power prototype, providing a closer look at its rounded edges and relatively thin screen borders. (more...)
IPhone X Plus Rumored to Have Triple Lens Rear Camera IPhone X Plus Rumored to Have Triple Lens Rear Camera
- June 02, 2018

The report comes by The Investor , which cites a local analyst who believes that the next Samsung device could feature such a triple-camera setup. But when they do make those changes, they aren't going to please everyone, so Samsung opted for the safer route when it launched the familiar-looking Galaxy S9 earlier this year. (more...)