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YouTuber says insufficient cooling causes performance throttling in i9-powered MacBooks YouTuber says insufficient cooling causes performance throttling in i9-powered MacBooks
- July 18, 2018

Its 15-inch model can also be upgraded to have an Intel Core i9 processor. As YouTuber Dave Lee points out in his video, the Core i9 chip featuring the 8950HK Coffee Lake chip with a base clock of 2.9GHz throttles down to 2.2GHz when it is pushed hard for just a few seconds. (more...)
EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system
- July 18, 2018

The EU's investigation into Android dominance dates back to 2016 , and it's not the only charge the Commission has leveled at Google. The fact that Google was the default search engine was also seen as violating anti-trust, giving an unfair advantage to the company's own search engine. (more...)
Apple App Store has twice the Google Play revenue, half the downloads Apple App Store has twice the Google Play revenue, half the downloads
- July 18, 2018

That's according to analytics outfit Sensor Tower , which broke those numbers down to reveal the App Store has pulled in an estimated $22.6 billion worldwide over the past six months, so roughly 90 percent more than Google Play earned over the same period. (more...)
After Gmail, Google Chrome to receive major redesign After Gmail, Google Chrome to receive major redesign
- July 18, 2018

Google Chrome is one of the most successful and popular web browsers and it doesn't seem like it will lose that "crown" anytime soon. Google has introduced a major upgrade to security system Chrome called Site Isolation . The search bar in Google Chrome now boasts a grey color instead of the current white. For now, if you want to try out the new design then you can head to Google Chrome's Canary page and download the update. (more...)
Facebook hires Google engineer to lead in-house chip development project Facebook hires Google engineer to lead in-house chip development project
- July 18, 2018

Spokesmen for Facebook and Google declined to comment on Rabii's move. In October 2017, Facebook collaborated with Intel to build an AI chip wherein the former company's role is to provide technical insights throughout the project. The move towards designing its own chips is part of a wider trend across the tech industry as device manufacturers look to break free from their reliance on chipmakers such as Intel and Qualcomm . (more...)
Google outage briefly takes down major services including Snapchat and Spotify Google outage briefly takes down major services including Snapchat and Spotify
- July 18, 2018

We're working with a partner on the fix! We are investigating a problem with Google Cloud Global Loadbalancers returning 502s for many services including AppEngine, Stackdriver , Dialogflow, as well as customer Global Load Balancers. One person even suggested "THE END IS NEAR". "The issue with Google Cloud Load balancers returning 502s should be resolved for majority of users and we expect a full resolution in the near future", the company wrote on the status dashboard . (more...)
Google Assistant will now create a 'visual snapshot' of your day Google Assistant will now create a 'visual snapshot' of your day
- July 18, 2018

Back before Google Assistant began usurping some of the most major features of Google Now, Google Now was the do-everything smart part of Android. You could find out how long your commute is, see where your packages are, and see what's on your calendar, all before you even ask for it. (more...)
Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked
- July 18, 2018

We've been hearing some interesting things about the Galaxy Note9 lately, including a potential in-display fingerprint sensor , a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen , and ISOCELL Plus camera tech . We do hope that Samsung takes care of the quality of the Note 9 and make sure that the final units are better than the prototypes. This leak further highlights Samsung's commitment to this yellow S Pen, which we've seen in other leaks and even in Samsung's official Note 9 launch invitation. (more...)
Netflix's FAST.com Now Shows Connection Latency and Upload Speed Netflix's FAST.com Now Shows Connection Latency and Upload Speed
- July 18, 2018

CCNA types can also configure additional settings at which point additional options including the number of parallel connections and the duration of the test can be set, including the ability to save your new test configuration. Latency is the time it takes data to travel from your device to the server and back, while upload speed measures how fast data can travel from your device to the internet. (more...)
Mobile Introduces $5/Day International Pass With 512MB of LTE Data
- July 18, 2018

Simple Global began with North America, but expanded to Europe and South America back in late 2015. Calls are billed per minute but at lower rates in supported countries. Customers also get unlimited texts in these locations for free. It's still included in T-Mobile ONE plans at no charge and allows for unlimited texting and 2G data when overseas, as well as $0.25/min flat rate calling. (more...)
Fortnite Season 5 Skins Can Be Leveled Up After Season Is Over Fortnite Season 5 Skins Can Be Leveled Up After Season Is Over
- July 17, 2018

Epic Games has released the official patch notes for the v5.0 content update for Fortnite , with the update itself providing some new features, such as a new SMG weapon to utilize in Battle Royale , though being a bit lighter on updates compared to past patches. (more...)
IPhones survive falls from plane and 450-foot swing ride IPhones survive falls from plane and 450-foot swing ride
- July 17, 2018

In 2015, a Texas man claimed his iPhone still worked after he dropped it 9,300 feet out of a single-engine propeller plane. Finally, after hours of searching, she found her iPhone laying face-up in tall grass. Despite warnings by management not to bring loose items on the ride, Cansel Yildirim whipped out her iPhone 7 Plus for some amateur photography atop the StarFlyer, a massive swing at Magical Midway Thrill Park in Orlando, Florida. (more...)
Free Hollow Knight DLC Gods & Glory Coming to Nintendo Switch 23rd August Free Hollow Knight DLC Gods & Glory Coming to Nintendo Switch 23rd August
- July 17, 2018

The brief 22-second trailer posted on Team Cherry's YouTube page suggests that the slate of new bosses include new faces as well as familiar ones, including the decidedly less serene Paintmaster Sheo. Glorify Charms - Prove yourself and uncover a whole new depth to your charm collection. Developer Team Cherry has announced that the third and final content pack for Hollow Knight , called "Gods & Glory", will be releasing for Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux on August 23rd, 2018. (more...)
Google might face record fine in Android monopoly case Google might face record fine in Android monopoly case
- July 17, 2018

The fine - likely to be handed down on Tuesday or Wednesday - is expected to eclipse the 2.1 billion pound monopoly abuse penalty Google paid past year over its internet shopping business, and escalates the war between Silicon Valley and Brussels , The Telegraph reported on Saturday. (more...)
Google has a handy new job search tool for United Kingdom users Google has a handy new job search tool for United Kingdom users
- July 17, 2018

The detailed information provided by the new feature is a departure from the traditional approach of Google's main search engine. The feature, which has been available in the US for just over a year, can be found on desktop, mobile browsers, or the Google Search app as of today. (more...)
Alleged Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Leaked Alleged Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Leaked
- July 17, 2018

It is hard to ascertain if today's leak is legit or not so it is better to take it with a pinch of salt unless it is verified from more reputable sources. Nonetheless, some previous reports have claimed that Apple is in talks with LG to deploy its MLCD+ panel on the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone model. (more...)
NEXT Trailer Previews Multiplayer, Space Fleets & Much More - No Man's Sky Videos NEXT Trailer Previews Multiplayer, Space Fleets & Much More - No Man's Sky Videos
- July 17, 2018

We've known about the massive NEXT update for No Man's Sky for a while now, but the launch is almost upon us. No Man's Sky is an epic science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a distant sun, orbited by planets filled with life - each yours to visit. (more...)
Samsung announces first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices Samsung announces first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices
- July 17, 2018

The company and leading chip vendors have tested an 8GB RAM package with eight of its LPDDR5 chips. "We will continue to expand our next-generation 10nm-class DRAM lineup as we accelerate the move toward greater use of premium memory across the global landscape", Jinman Han, senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 Plus spotted on Geekbench, will global launch take place soon? Nokia 6.1 Plus spotted on Geekbench, will global launch take place soon?
- July 17, 2018

Much about the handset has already been revealed. The smartphone is rumoured to come with a 19:9 aspect ratio and an octa-core SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Coming to its cameras, Nokia X6 sports a dual-rear camera setup, consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary monochrome sensor, supported by LED flash. (more...)
Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail
- July 17, 2018

Google had been testing a new feature that would theoretically prevent spam calls from ruining your day for a few months now. Google's phone app has had built-in warnings about suspected spam calls for some time, but this change takes things to the next level as these calls can now be muted automatically. (more...)
Galaxy S10 may have 3 different sizes to match upcoming iPhones Galaxy S10 may have 3 different sizes to match upcoming iPhones
- July 17, 2018

The phone apparently looks a lot similar to the Galaxy Note 8 , however, the placement of a fingerprint scanner has been completely changed. The Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM isn't going to show weakness in the near future, and the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display is still a sight to behold. (more...)
Apple teases 70 new characters Apple teases 70 new characters
- July 17, 2018

The avatars that took over Apple's exec page are part of the company's new Memoji, make-your-own avatar expanding off Apple's Animoji . There's also additional food emoji for mango, lettuce, cupcake, moon cake and other popular items. There are some more obtuse new designs too, notably a nazar symbol (to guard against the evil eye) and an infinity symbol. Instead of unicorns or robots, Apple's new Memoji are meant to look like you. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege Now Instantly Banning Players Who Use Slurs Rainbow Six Siege Now Instantly Banning Players Who Use Slurs
- July 17, 2018

Unsurprisingly, the new system has divided the game's community, with some lauding Ubisoft's efforts and others saying that the new system is too heavy-handed. The game's code of conduct clearly warns players that "any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment" will result in "disciplinary action". (more...)
Uber rolls out new features to improve the pickup process Uber rolls out new features to improve the pickup process
- July 16, 2018

Another new update is Pickup Messages, which makes it easy for riders to let their driver know how to spot them or give a quick update on their status. If your driver is using a beacon, that'll be used instead of the Spotlight feature. Uber is also rolling out guaranteed pickups for scheduled rides. (more...)
Roku Unveils Wireless Stereo Speakers for Roku TVs Roku Unveils Wireless Stereo Speakers for Roku TVs
- July 16, 2018

Most consumers would be better served by a sound bar if they just want to enhance their TV audio. Available for preorder at $149 beginning today through July 23, $179 starting July 24 through October 15, and $199 thereafter, the Roku TV Wireless Speakers - quite the literal name - are created to provide improved audio quality for today's super-slim TVs. (more...)