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Chrome and Firefox gain Timeline integration via add-on Chrome and Firefox gain Timeline integration via add-on
- July 16, 2018

Thanks to the work by Dominic Maas, we now have that functionality. Timeline has largely remained limited to native apps like Microsoft Edge and Office. The extension is free, although it is in beta so you might encounter the occasional error with it, but so far it's worked flawlessly for us. Unfortunately, being able to resume your browsing activity with Timeline doesn't work with any other browsers officially, but now with the help of a third-party extension, you can add that ... (more...)
Xiaomi confirms Mi A2 on the way, Twitter response is mixed Xiaomi confirms Mi A2 on the way, Twitter response is mixed
- July 16, 2018

The tweet caption reads "Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this.#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #2isbetterthan1 ". This makes it clear that the Mi A2 does exist and will be launching soon. As per the specs leaked, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) screen. Both phones will continue with the round fingerprint scanner at the back, which is common to Xiaomi smartphones. (more...)
Apple, dwindling, sells less than a million iPhones in India in 2018 Apple, dwindling, sells less than a million iPhones in India in 2018
- July 16, 2018

But some suppliers, instead of lodging complaints against Apple, attributed the inventory issue to the dwindling global smartphone market, which is expected to grow a mild 4.9% in 2018 compared to a 10% growth recorded in 2015. A report by Bloomberg says that Apple India's diminishing sales numbers is another major reason for the executives' exits. The world's most valuable company has stepped up its activity of late, setting up an app accelerator and a mapping development center, while ... (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta Commences in August Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta Commences in August
- July 16, 2018

The next multiplayer beta starting on August 10 will be available for Xbox One and PC Early Access, too, running until August 13. To get access to the Private Multiplayer and Blackout Beta, you'll need to pre-order the game. There will be two betas for the upcoming game. Blog posts from Activision and Treyarch offer the full details. The beta will include six maps and five modes including Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint and the brand new Control mode. (more...)
Gallery Update Brings Video Editing To OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 & 5T Gallery Update Brings Video Editing To OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 & 5T
- July 16, 2018

The update also brings slow-motion video editing tools and additional bug fixes. While clicking on the scissors will enable you to trip clippings of a video, the icon with a music note will allow you to apply background music. Doing so will show you three more icons - a scissor icon, a filter icon, and a music icon. Tapping on this will give them the option of adding filters. (more...)
In POKÉMON LET'S GO, You Can Have Different Outfits, Accessories, And Hairstyles In POKÉMON LET'S GO, You Can Have Different Outfits, Accessories, And Hairstyles
- July 15, 2018

Likewise, Pokemon: Let's Go , Eevee will receive Bellsprout, Meowth and Vulpix. Funko's expansive line of vinyl figurines have given fans the chance to collect their favorite icons and characters from numerous TV shows, movies, games, and more around the world, and now Pokemon is joining the fray with its first ever collectible based on Pokemon , and three guesses who the first figurine will be. (more...)
According to Nintendo, There Are More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updates Incoming According to Nintendo, There Are More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updates Incoming
- July 15, 2018

As part of a short video recently shared on the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, head of software development Shinya Takahashi confirmed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't done getting software updates. Personally, I'd love to see Samus Aran make her Mario Kart debut in a future update (she wouldn't even need a kart!). I'm keeping my expectations in check, but if we ever do get more courses, I'm right here, wallet in hand. (more...)
McLaren range to be fully hybrid by 2025 McLaren range to be fully hybrid by 2025
- July 15, 2018

It'll use a hybrid powertrain - McLaren says that its entire sports auto and supercar line-up will be electrified before 2025 - and the company claims it is now developing a lightweight, superfast-charging, high-power battery system for high performance vehicles. (more...)
James Ohlen Retires From BioWare, Working on Dungeons and Dragons Book James Ohlen Retires From BioWare, Working on Dungeons and Dragons Book
- July 15, 2018

Ohlen has been a BioWare employee for 22 years, and over those two decades has had a huge hand in creating some of their biggest fantasy titles, including Baldur's Gate , Neverwinter Nights, Dragon's Age: Origins and the unbelievable Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic . (more...)
OPPO A3s with Notch Display & 13MP Dual Cameras Launched for Rs 10990 OPPO A3s with Notch Display & 13MP Dual Cameras Launched for Rs 10990
- July 15, 2018

Oppo Find X launch in India on Thursday has put the company under the spotlight, but it's not settling for that. It also has a notch on the top of the display . Though it comes with the premium build quality and innovative features, the asking price is a lot higher than what we expected. The primary 13MP camera has an f/2.2 aperture, whereas the secondary 2MP camera offers an f/2.4 aperture. (more...)
Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release
- July 15, 2018

The new E5 Play will launch in Europe and Latin America sometime in July. Motorola announced the Android Go version of the Moto E5 Play. Android Go: What is it and which phones run it? That compares to the regular E5 Play, which sports a 5.2-inch display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p resolution. (more...)
Vivo NEX price leaked ahead of launch Vivo NEX price leaked ahead of launch
- July 15, 2018

As the smartphone is to be launched on Amazon.in, it (Amazon) has chose to offer some extra discounts of Rs. 5,000 to the people who purchase it on an exchange which will eventually take the price down to under Rs.45, 000. The NEX S will be offered with 8GB of RAM and choice for either 128GB or 256GB capacity. The device will come equipped with 128GB of built-in storage , though does not feature a microSD slot for expansion. (more...)
Mini Electric Vehicle Teased For The First Time Mini Electric Vehicle Teased For The First Time
- July 15, 2018

MINI has posted the first design sketches previewing the brand's first all-electric vehicle. " Mini is an urban brand and the fully-electric version is the logical next step into the future". Mini has released first official teaser images of its forthcoming electric hatchback after having been spied nearly production ready recently. It will go on sale in the worldwide markets sometime next year after unveiling probably in the due course of this year. (more...)
YouTube TV Offers One-Week Credit After World Cup Outage YouTube TV Offers One-Week Credit After World Cup Outage
- July 15, 2018

YouTube TV costs $40 a month, so I am guessing everyone will get around $10 subtracted from their next monthly charge or see that amount credited to their credit/debit card account. I'm not a fan of soccer, but I can understand how having your TV service disrupted during such a major game could be annoying. In May, the service went down during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. (more...)
VR therapy may reduce fear of heights
- July 15, 2018

The VR coach uses an actor's recorded voice. From the next session onwards, using a VR headset, the participants were exposed to heights in the form of a VR building with 10 floors and a large atrium. As seen in our clinical trial, virtual reality treatments have the potential to be effective, and faster and more appealing for many patients than traditional face-to-face therapies. (more...)
Instagram briefly went down on Friday, but it's back now Instagram briefly went down on Friday, but it's back now
- July 15, 2018

Users turned to Twitter to complain about being unable to access Instagram, either through the app or desktop. "We know it's frustrating, and we're working quickly to fix the issue!" "We're aware that earlier today some users had trouble accessing their Instagram accounts". (more...)
Google Phone App will now act as a Blocker for Spam Calls
- July 15, 2018

To enable the setting , you first need to make sure you have Google's phone app installed (it comes standard on some phones , like the Pixel, but for some phones you'll need to download it separately and set it as your default phone app ). (more...)
New Blackmagic Design eGPU gives big boost to the MacBook Pro New Blackmagic Design eGPU gives big boost to the MacBook Pro
- July 15, 2018

Storage capacities have also been doubled, from 2TB to 4TB to the 15-inch variant and 1TB to 2TB in the 13-inch variant. But while the updated MacBooks have an "improved third-generation" keyboard that it promises will be quieter , the company has stayed committed to its key design. (more...)
Here’s the final design of the Finney blockchain phone Here’s the final design of the Finney blockchain phone
- July 14, 2018

The company's original blockchain-based phone, Solarin, was only affordable to the rich and sold for a whopping $16,000 a phone. The device is called Finney and will cost $999 initially. The Finney smartphone will run on Sirin Labs' proprietary operating system, Sirin OS, which is a Google-certified fork of Android, and be built by FIH Mobile , a unit of Foxconn . (more...)
Singer Brings Its Dynamic and Lightweighting Study to Goodwood Singer Brings Its Dynamic and Lightweighting Study to Goodwood
- July 14, 2018

It was shown for the first time Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, where Singer and Williams also presented a green 964 911 that's undergone similar transformation. The car's aerodynamics were reassessed via computational fluid dynamics analysis, adding a revised ducktail spoiler, and eliminating front axle lift by redesigning the front oil cooler intake and venting, and adding a new front splitter. (more...)
MacBook Pro keyboards may have gotten a secret upgrade MacBook Pro keyboards may have gotten a secret upgrade
- July 14, 2018

It was a curious find considering the Apple description of its new MacBook did not mention making any technical changes to the keyboard. In its announcement about the new computers, Apple said the "third-generation" keyboards had been created to be quieter, but made no mention of the sticky keys problem . (more...)
Mario Kart VR coming to the UK
- July 14, 2018

Last year, a virtual reality version of Mario Kart was launched as an exclusive to the VR Zone arcade in Japan. If you and your friends live in the United Kingdom or are traveling to it and would like to physically throw blue turtle shells at each other, you must reserve your spaces which you can do by visiting Hollywood Bowl's website and contacting them. (more...)
Google Alphabet’s newest Other Bets are Loon and Wing
- July 14, 2018

Alphabet's balloon-powered internet and delivery drone projects are graduating into actual businesses. The big picture: Unlike when they started as X projects, Loon and Wing now seem a long way from insane. Alphabet said its X research division aims to create radical new technologies and build a bridge from an idea to a proven concept. The incubation period is over for Loon and Wing and now the two must begin the journey of becoming profitable companies for Alphabet. (more...)
Maserati Levante GTS revealed Maserati Levante GTS revealed
- July 14, 2018

Maserati's Q4 four-wheel drive system is also fitted, allowing a 0-62mph time of 4.2sec and a top speed of 181mph. Maserati claims 20.9mpg and 313g/km of Carbon dioxide emissions for the model. Both the GTS and Trofeo will be on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but are still yet to be confirmed for the United Kingdom market in case you were about to rush down to your local Maserati dealer to place an order. (more...)
Xbox One Sport series kicks off with a sleek, white controller Xbox One Sport series kicks off with a sleek, white controller
- July 14, 2018

Aptly named the Xbox Wireless Controller Sport White Special Edition , the latest addition to the Xbox One controller family reminds me of the Dunlop squash trainers my dad used to wear in the 80s and 90s. At the moment, it appears the stand will only be available in North America from August 7th - it will set you back US$49.99. If you've made it this far and are still interested, you can pick up this new controller starting July 31 from the Xbox Store for $69 (nice). (more...)