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SGDQ 2018 wraps up after raising $2.1 million for charity SGDQ 2018 wraps up after raising $2.1 million for charity
- July 02, 2018

You won't typically see world record runs at the event: it's a pretty relaxed atmosphere, and the runners are often making jokes or explaining their methods as they play, but it's still a lot of fun to watch. This year's AGDQ raised $2,294,612 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. That's because the multitude of speedrunners featured throughout the week combined their talents to raise over $2 million for Doctors Without Borders. (more...)
Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras
- July 02, 2018

Remember the Light L16 camera? In 2015, the L16 seemed pretty insane. From Apple to Xiaomi , most smartphone makers are incorporating this feature in their phones. Light, a startup known for its 16-lens camera , is bringing its futuristic technology to a new smartphone. The L16 camera works by using multiple lens at once to capture an image, each at different focal lengths, combining all the data together to create a single 52-megapixel photo. (more...)
Porsche set a new absolute record of the Nurburgring Porsche set a new absolute record of the Nurburgring
- July 02, 2018

And the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has now gone faster than any vehicle on the feared and revered Nürburgring Nordschleife breaking the all-time record set by another Porsche, the 956, back in 1983! Thirty five years ago, Porsche had recorded an unbelievable 6:11:13 when the legendary 956C flew through the 'Ring, driven by F1-driver Stefan Bellof. (more...)
HTC is firing 25% of its staff to cut costs once again
- July 02, 2018

This represents about a quarter of the 6,450 staff it employed globally as of June, data from the company shows. As part of the second stage of its global manufacturing optimization strategy, HTC submitted a large number of dismissal notices to the Labor Bureau of Taoyuan City Government on Monday. (more...)
Samsung Ghana launches 4 new affordable smartphones with flagship features Samsung Ghana launches 4 new affordable smartphones with flagship features
- July 02, 2018

With this handset, Samsung is looking to increase its market share, but the specifications of the handset tell a different story altogether. The Samsung Galaxy On6 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. (more...)
Vivo 1805 with Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB RAM Appears on Geekbench Vivo 1805 with Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB RAM Appears on Geekbench
- July 02, 2018

A month after launching its Sapphire Blue Edition, Vivo updated its Vivo V9, proposing a new version with new technical specifications. Vivo V9 6GB flaunts a metal frame with curved glass on the rear. Some of the connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. (more...)
Fallout 76 Crossplay Not Available, Blame Goes To Sony Fallout 76 Crossplay Not Available, Blame Goes To Sony
- July 02, 2018

What games should Bethesda bring to Switch? The new engine was one of the talking points during Bethesda's E3 2018 conference, which showed off the stunning weather tech and render distance in the Fallout 76 trailer. Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield will both receive new technological overhauls as well, according to Howard. Howard's words come on the heels of recent backlash at Sony for causing issues with crossplay between the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Alleged specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaked by tipser Alleged specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaked by tipser
- July 02, 2018

The new model, likely to be called the Note 9 , will look similar to last year's model, but will also include an upgraded processor from Inc. for some markets, the people said, asking not to be named discussing private information. The phone has got a Mali-T830 GPU to make gaming easy and fun. The price for the 32 GB variant of the smartphone has now dropped. It seems certain the presence of a double camera on the back, arranged horizontally, with a variable opening support, similar ... (more...)
Moto E5 Plus will launch in India next week, exclusive to Amazon Moto E5 Plus will launch in India next week, exclusive to Amazon
- July 02, 2018

Motorola has been teasing the launch of the new Moto E5 model since last week . Now, the company has confirmed that it plans on launching the Moto E5 Plus in the country on July 10. For imaging duties, there is a single 12MP sensor with aperture f/2.0, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus). There is a 5000mAh battery under the hood, with support for 15W TurboPower charging that claims to offer 6 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charging. (more...)
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Gets Barack Fu Bonus Game Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Gets Barack Fu Bonus Game
- July 02, 2018

The trailer opens with Obama claiming that "The world has gone to sh*t" and I mean, he isn't wrong. If this game is anything like Shaq-Fu it will be full of awesome, joyous moments but also cringe worthy self-awareness, an overuse of nostalgia, and mediocre gameplay. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip iris scanner feature Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip iris scanner feature
- July 02, 2018

The phone is expected to price around $900. This ultrasonic tech should be far more accurate than current light based sensors. Most flagship phones sell the most when they are first launched. After the presentation of two recent patents designating the aspect borderless Samsung Galaxy S10 , it is time to take a look at its technical characteristics. (more...)
California data privacy bill passes, heads to governor California data privacy bill passes, heads to governor
- July 02, 2018

The bill passed the legislature unanimously and was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown , followed in the spirit of Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation . "Moreover, procedures will need to be established to comply with the provisions giving consumers the right to delete personal information". The beverage association said it understands that obesity is a serious health issue and is "committed to working with government, public health and others to find better ways to help ... (more...)
A phone with Light's multi-lens camera tech is in the works A phone with Light's multi-lens camera tech is in the works
- July 02, 2018

They state that a stand-alone camera from Light with 16 lenses costs Dollars 1,950 (about Rs 1,33,467). In 2015, we've seen Light, one of the technology companies with L16 cameras that integrates 16 built-in lenses for image recording. The smartphone's 40MP sensor is an RGB one, the 20MP one is a monochrome sensor, while the 8MP is the telephoto lens. Light claims that with its multiple-lenses on a phone, users could capture 64MP shots. (more...)
OnePlus 6 revealed in new bright red colorway, available July 10th OnePlus 6 revealed in new bright red colorway, available July 10th
- July 02, 2018

The company later released a Soft Gold variant of the OnePlus 5 . These include details of an 8GB variant, a display notch and a relocated alert slider for the smartphone. The OnePlus 6 Red Edition features an amber-like effect that is touted to be created through expert craftsmanship and material design. If red is your preferred color, that is. (more...)
You can now ask questions in Instagram Stories
- July 02, 2018

The functionality is dubbed "ask a question", and has started rolling out at least for Android users. Viewers then can then tap into the text box and respond with whatever they like. There are already yes/no polls and emoji sliders (yes, that's a thing) that can be used with questions; the new aspect here is open-ended questions. (more...)
New Overwatch Hero is Wrecking Ball, or Hammond the Hamster New Overwatch Hero is Wrecking Ball, or Hammond the Hamster
- July 02, 2018

Blizzard Entertainment's online hero shooter Overwatch has its share of cartoonish hero designs, including Winston the gorilla-scientist. Like Winston he was genetically altered at the Horizon Lunar Colony , and even hitched a ride when Winston escaped during the uprising. (more...)
Bethesda wants to find "right way" to explain Fallout 76's systems
- July 02, 2018

He discussed the new engine that was designed specifically for Fallout 76 , which includes new render technology, new lighting, and a new landscape generation tool. Speaking to German-language gaming site GameStar , Bethesda's game director Todd Howard said the company had pursued cross-play for Fallout 76 , allowing players on multiple platforms to connect and play together in the first multiplayer Fallout game since Fallout Tactics. (more...)
Dodge Challenger pricing revealed, Redeye starts at $71,350 Dodge Challenger pricing revealed, Redeye starts at $71,350
- July 02, 2018

It wasn't only the new Redeye that benefitted as Demon goodies also trickled down into the regular SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack, the latter of which for the 2019 model year can, like the Hellcat and Redeye, be enhanced with a sexy and functional wide-body kit. (more...)
Analyst Says Giving Out Google Home Minis Could Help Google Analyst Says Giving Out Google Home Minis Could Help Google
- July 02, 2018

While the cost of $3.3 Billion to give away Google Home Mini speakers to every household in America is no small sum, Nowak believes Google would easily make the money back and then some, stating that Google would be likely to make five times the amount of what it would cost the company to give the speakers away for free within a five-year time frame. (more...)
'Smartphone airbag' saves dropped phones from smashing 'Smartphone airbag' saves dropped phones from smashing
- July 02, 2018

But usually, they come at a price apart from adding more bulk to the handsets that we have to carry around in our pockets. Now smartphone cases do offer some degree of protection, but Philip Frenzel , a student from Aalen University in Germany, has come up with an interesting way of protecting your smartphone that could potentially be better than what's already available. (more...)
Crash Bandicoot Update Adds New Level and HDR Support on PS4 Crash Bandicoot Update Adds New Level and HDR Support on PS4
- July 01, 2018

Activating the new Future Tense level is really easy. Future Tense can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store now, and will provide quite a challenge for even veteran players. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a remake of the original PlayStation Crash Bandicoot games, and was released for PlayStation 4 a year ago. (more...)
Mario Tennis Aces 1.1.1 Patch Prepares The Game For Online Ratings Mario Tennis Aces 1.1.1 Patch Prepares The Game For Online Ratings
- July 01, 2018

Both characters possess phenomenal reach and killer drop shots, making them a frustratingly hard opponent to beat. Regardless, I recommend playing as Peach as a counter, due to her strong ability to position shots at hard angles to return, opening up the court for devastating Zone and Special Shot combos. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 19: EA Sports to disclose Ultimate Team pack odds
- July 01, 2018

EA Sports has confirmed that it will announce Ultimate Team pack odds for the latest version of its hit video game, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19. The FIFA Ultimate Team mode, which is also included in other EA Sports titles, has come under further scrutiny after last year's Battlefront II loot box snafu. (more...)
Renders of the Motorola One, another Moto Android One device, leak online Renders of the Motorola One, another Moto Android One device, leak online
- July 01, 2018

Since that announcement, Indian stores have seen the arrival of Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play , however, the latest debut in the Moto E5 series is still awaiting arrival in the country. The dual cameras on the Motorola One appear to be separated instead of being housed inside a single module like on the One Power . What do you think of the look of the Motorola One and One Power? As AH doesn't have any confirmed specs, we don't know how the two phones will differentiate in overall ... (more...)
Huawei to launch commercial 5G solutions, mobile chips in March 2019 Huawei to launch commercial 5G solutions, mobile chips in March 2019
- July 01, 2018

CHINA Mobile, Tencent and Huawei have jointly announced the completion of the verification of 5G network slices during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018. Nevertheless, the company's plans for itself entering any of the popular markets are still unknown. Additionally, Huawei's 5G core network integrates a lightweight slice manager to provide lifecycle management, such as slice design, online purchase, real-time provisioning, and self-service monitoring for services including VR ... (more...)