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Beware: Those free WhatsApp backups on Google Drive aren't encrypted Beware: Those free WhatsApp backups on Google Drive aren't encrypted
- August 28, 2018

WhatsApp had also in the past (2017) explained to users that data of the messaging app stored on Google drive is not encrypted. While Apple iOS users may elect to use iCloud backup storage options, Android users store theirs through Google Drive - but alongside the changes, WhatsApp has reminded users that once communication, chat, and media is transferred away from the app, end-to-end encryption is no longer in place. (more...)
Gboard Now Lets You Turn Your Selfies Into Personalised Stickers
- August 28, 2018

Now, this new feature basically allows Gboard to create personalized emoji from your photo, by using machine learning, neural networks, and artist illustrations. The launch of Minis in Gboard also adds more than 100 new stickers on top of the existing collection. Do make sure that Gboard app is up to date before you do this, and even though this feature should be available to all of you, we can not confirm that just yet, as the feature is still not available on our devices. (more...)
'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Revealed 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Revealed
- August 28, 2018

Ultimate a hard one. Access a whole new level of fun and smash the competition with this Super Smash Bros amiibo. Now, the wait's going to seem just a bit more hard, as Nintendo has announced a new accessory to coincide with the upcoming title: the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller , which is releasing on December 7 as a special tie-in. (more...)
YouTube's new 'Time watched' statistics add to the Digital Wellbeing portfolio YouTube's new 'Time watched' statistics add to the Digital Wellbeing portfolio
- August 28, 2018

According to YouTube's help page , the time watched only reflects videos and YouTube TV shows you've watched while signed into YouTube with your user account, and doesn't account for things you've watched in incognito or deleted from your watch history (yes, kids, there are still ways around this). (more...)
PayPal Unveils Improved Mobile App PayPal Unveils Improved Mobile App
- August 27, 2018

With the new design, it's now easier to find you balance, get notifications, and send and receive funds. We've moved the Send and Receive money buttons, so they're always at customers fingertips on the home screen. well, paying people. And with advanced authentication features, 24/7 fraud monitoring, and instant account notifications, customers have peace of mind knowing their money is right where it should be. (more...)
Streets of Rage 4 with hand-drawn visuals announced Streets of Rage 4 with hand-drawn visuals announced
- August 27, 2018

Called Bare Knuckle in Japan, Streets Of Rage was Sega's home-grown entry in the popular side-scrolling beat-em-up genre, in the vein of Final Fight and Double Dragon . -What platforms is the game for? Developed in conjunction with Guard Crush Games, Streets of Rage 4 boasts a stunning hand-drawn visual style and will build on the gameplay seen in the original trilogy on the Mega Drive. (more...)
Ferrari GTO Scaglietti breaks auction record Ferrari GTO Scaglietti breaks auction record
- August 27, 2018

There were cheers and applause when five-time Le Mans victor Derek Bell stepped out of the vehicle after driving it across the auction block in front of an overflowing salesroom, followed by gasps as auctioneer Maarten ten Holder opened the bidding at the unprecedented level of $35 million. (more...)
Speed and camera upgrades coming with the three new 2018 iPhones Speed and camera upgrades coming with the three new 2018 iPhones
- August 27, 2018

The analyst claims that though the current generation of iPhones did well, a lot of iPhone owners refrained from upgrading because the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus was too similar to older models, while the iPhone X was too costly for most. Additionally, the analyst notes that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be "slightly" delayed due to production issues. In essence, all the three iPhones tipped to launch in September this year will represent the "S" phase of the iPhone in that they will not be very ... (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 iFixit teardown reveals a powerhouse battery Galaxy Note 9 iFixit teardown reveals a powerhouse battery
- August 27, 2018

Amazon is offering a free screen protection plan on the purchase of Samsung A8 Star between August 27 to September 5. Additional offers include instant cashback of 5 per cent for customers purchasing the device via HDFC Bank Credit card. The dual lens camera comes with one 16-megapixel lens and another 24-megapixel lens, both with f/1.7 aperture. Samsung has also provided a 24-megapixel sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 aperture. (more...)
Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing
- August 27, 2018

Note that once the two-month subscription is over, you will be charged the regular monthly rate thereafter, so do not forget to cancel your auto-renewal subscription if you do not want to keep the service. Of course, the monthly price will differ if you choose a more expensive bundle. It should also appeal to many potential buyers that Xbox Game Pass will grant launch-day access to all of Microsoft's big first-party exclusives. (more...)
Honor 8X, 8X Max launch set for September 5th in China Honor 8X, 8X Max launch set for September 5th in China
- August 27, 2018

Speculations are rife that the smartphones would feature a "waterdrop" notched display with reduced bezels, dual rear camera setup and a massive battery . The Honor 8X Max is going to be a maxed out version of Honor 8X with similar internals. The Honor 8X Max will probably have a few better features compared to the standard Honor 8X . (more...)
For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea
- August 27, 2018

He didn't get a great start, but had the experience to keep his cool. "Of all my races I was the most nervous before this one", Ikee said. "I'm getting close to setting the world record but I haven't done that yet". Qatar's Abdalelah Hassan bagged the men's 400m title in 44.89 by some distance from India's Asian title-holder Muhammed Anas, with Bahrain's Ali Khamis third. (more...)
New HD video of Google Pixel 3 XL surfaces New HD video of Google Pixel 3 XL surfaces
- August 27, 2018

Included in the box is a pair of wired earphones which have the same design as the wireless Pixel Earbuds from a year ago. Alongside the phone, there is a set of USB Type-C headphones, some documentation and warranty leaflets, a USB Type-C to USB Type-C charging cable, a USB Type-C to headphone socket adaptor, and a USB Type-C "Quick Switch Adaptor" which is Google's name for an OTG adapter (for easy data transfer between mobile devices). (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Gets Better With A New Update Samsung Galaxy Note9 Gets Better With A New Update
- August 27, 2018

However, the Korean giant was still insistent that the Galaxy Note 9 will do well and initial reports seem to support the company's optimism. Smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone X cost around $1,000. All Day Battery: Galaxy Note9's 4,000mAh battery, is the largest-ever on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all day to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night. (more...)
Users leave Android for iOS because of a Users leave Android for iOS because of a "better user experience" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- August 27, 2018

The days of hardcore " Android vs iOS " fighting amongst fanboys are mostly behind us, but that doesn't mean we can't engage in the occasional bickering. These should be anonymous, but when data associated with devices is sent, it is easy to track users. The recent investigation of AP into Google services on iPhones and Android devices that store data relating to the location of a user even if he/she has disables it once again raised security & privacy issues and put the firm in a tough ... (more...)
Epic Fortnite Android Installer Security Flaw Allowed Hackers To Silently Install Malware Epic Fortnite Android Installer Security Flaw Allowed Hackers To Silently Install Malware
- August 27, 2018

If the installer downloaded a nefarious app rather than Fortnite for Android , it would launch the malware with a tap of the "launch" button. On Samsung Experience devices such as the Galaxy S8+ , Note 9 , and the Tab S4 , Fortnite is distributed via the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. (more...)
DJI - Mavic 2 - Engineered to Amaze DJI - Mavic 2 - Engineered to Amaze
- August 27, 2018

This will provide a huge amount of flexibility for photo and video editing. It can also capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with excellent color accuracy using Hasselblad Natural Color Solution technology (HNCS). It can stay on target, even if your subject momentarily goes behind an obstacle, and can track the subject at higher speeds of up to 44 miles per hour (72 km/h). (more...)
BMW Z4 officially unveiled BMW Z4 officially unveiled
- August 27, 2018

German motoring giant BMW has finally unveiled the 2019 BMW Z4 roadster sports vehicle. The model's European debut is scheduled to take place at the 2018 Paris motor show. However, the M40i M Performance's 450Nm of peak torque is more than the previous-gen Z4 M Roadster's 365Nm. In this configuration, BMW chose the eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF over the more traditional stick shift. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept puts 738hp in single-seat EV Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept puts 738hp in single-seat EV
- August 27, 2018

It's a dual electric motor system, with one on the front axle and another at the rear. Taken from the 1937 auto, the EQ Silver Arrow retains a single-seat open-air cockpit and a long, sloping body shape. Driver Rudolf Caracciola achieved an average of 268.9 miles per hour on the A5 autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, a record that was not broken until November 2017. (more...)
How to Get Fortnite's New Boogie Down Dance For Free How to Get Fortnite's New Boogie Down Dance For Free
- August 27, 2018

Players have no doubt seen emails pop up warning them of people trying to access their accounts, with 2FA another way to make sure your information stays safe. To enable this service email address verification is required. All it takes to unlock it is to enable Two-Factor Authentication on your account. Once you have completed those steps, you should be able to claim the new Boogie Down emote, and equip it through the Locker screen in-game. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL specs leaked Google Pixel 3 XL specs leaked
- August 27, 2018

And on the front is that notch screen also leaked plenty so far. Some gestures including squeezing the bottom half of the phone quickly to launch Google Assistant, and squeezing to turn on silent mode. But since the front cameras have an 8-megapixel camera, cropping the image would lead to more noticeable quality degradation. Google Pixel series is well-known for its camera prowess, and single rear lens on Pixel 2 series can easily take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Apple ... (more...)
Bugatti unleashes extreme new Divo hypercar Bugatti unleashes extreme new Divo hypercar
- August 27, 2018

Bugatti unveiled its stunning Divo supercar Friday in Monterey, California . It looks purposeful, aggressive and has enough cues from the Bugatti Vision Gran Tourismo - but all in a street legal, road going, 236 miles per hour or 380 kmph package! These performance augmentations and some undisclosed tweaks to the chassis and suspension make the Divo eight seconds per lap faster around the handling circuit of the Nardò Ring test track than the Chiron . (more...)
Battle for Azeroth is the fastest-selling World of Warcraft expansion ever Battle for Azeroth is the fastest-selling World of Warcraft expansion ever
- August 27, 2018

Activision Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has become the fastest-selling expansion for the popular fantasy-RPG to date. In a statement, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said that "the launch is the just the beginning", and that there's plenty more to come in the rest of the expansion. (more...)
You Can Download Windows 95 As A Self-Contained, Multi-Platform App You Can Download Windows 95 As A Self-Contained, Multi-Platform App
- August 27, 2018

The main difference here is all the code is contained in the app, so it runs more like a "real" OS. In this era, a piece of program that ensured that our experience with these machines went well was Microsoft's Windows 95. I'm not sure of the boundaries of this app, but some reports, like one on The Verge , say that Internet Explorer doesn't work. The functionality seems a bit buggy at the time as I ran into mouse movement issues after exiting and entering the environment again. (more...)
Sony’s Aibo Robotic Puppy Returns To U.S. Sony’s Aibo Robotic Puppy Returns To U.S.
- August 26, 2018

It will adapt to the personality and behavior of its owners, Sony Electronics president & COO Mike Fasulo said, making it one of the most advanced robots available for consumers, according to Engadget . There are also a fair number dislikes, specifically a fear of heights or tight places without a lot of room to explore. Unlike real-life dogs , Aibo has an application owners can use to adjust system settings or add new tricks, and can connect to the internet cloud to store memories. (more...)