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Marshall Kilburn II is the portable Bluetooth speaker to rock out with
- September 01, 2018

Both will launch in the USA and follow in other markets. Releasing this fall, the Marshall Voice will debut with support for Amazon's Alexa , whereas Google Assistant compatibility will be introduced to the series by the end of the year. (more...)
California's net neutrality bill is one signature away from taking effect California's net neutrality bill is one signature away from taking effect
- September 01, 2018

The bill also directed the secretary of state to report annually how many companies complied with the law, as well as the number that moved their headquarters out of California - or inside the state - during the previous year. The rules prevented internet companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. Internet providers say they've publicly committed to upholding the values of net neutrality, but strict rules like California's would inhibit ... (more...)
Sony Executive Explains Lack of Fortnite Cross-Play: PS4 Is Sony Executive Explains Lack of Fortnite Cross-Play: PS4 Is "The Best Place to Play"
- September 01, 2018

Yoshida goes on to say that some games already do allow cross-platform play with users on PC, reiterating that these decisions are made to provide the best user experience. If I didn't have to make a mental spreadsheet of not only which games my friends and colleagues own, but whether they own the PS4, Xbox, PC or Switch version of the game before I can consider organizing an online game session. (more...)
New Apple iPhone Models Likely to Come With Dual-SIM Support New Apple iPhone Models Likely to Come With Dual-SIM Support
- September 01, 2018

Tech giant Apple has historically held September events to announce its new iPhone models, and this year is no exception. The upcoming refresh of the Apple Watch , which has been extensively rumored , can now be seen in all of its glory if a new report by 9to5mac is to be believed. (more...)
Firefox 65 Will Block Cross Site Tracking Firefox 65 Will Block Cross Site Tracking
- September 01, 2018

Now the company wants to take privacy a step further, by blocking all tracking scripts by default on the main Firefox browser. Consumers can actually begin to use some of the upcoming Firefox features by downloading the " Nightly " experimental build of the browser. (more...)
Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC
- September 01, 2018

What does this mean? More importantly, Yu said, the Kirin 980 consumed 32 percent less power than the Snapdragon 845 during gaming sessions. Both sides have a dual camera system, with the secondary 2MP lens offering depth features that let you do fancy things like the bokeh effects found in portrait modes, and so on. (more...)
Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers
- August 31, 2018

All customers will be forced to change their passwords before being allowed to use the app again. The lost data consisted of: Aeroplan number, passport number, NEXUS number for expedited screening, known traveler number, gender, birth date, nationality, passport expiration date, passport country of issue and country of residence. (more...)
Honor Magic 2 teased at IFA 2018 Honor Magic 2 teased at IFA 2018
- August 31, 2018

But the bezel-free screen leaves one problem - where to place the selfie camera? It's interesting that Honor would want to create its own artificially intelligent (AI) assistant, given the huge investment and effort it takes for a brand to get such a thing accepted by the public - just looking at the apathy to Samsung's Bixby assistant paints such a picture. (more...)
VirZOOM, Acer Launch Next Generation VR for Fitness at IFA 2018 Berlin VirZOOM, Acer Launch Next Generation VR for Fitness at IFA 2018 Berlin
- August 31, 2018

This is actually the first VR and MR headset to feature a detachable design. The software-assisted IPD measurement app , Acer IPD Meter, along with Acer IPD Indicator software, lets the wearer modify this distance for sharper, clearer images and a more enjoyable experience. (more...)
Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Bans Crypto-Related Content On Its Online Forum Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Bans Crypto-Related Content On Its Online Forum
- August 31, 2018

China is getting more aggressive in the campaign against cryptocurrency. A quick search of the two online forums and you will see that it has been temporarily closed. Specifically, the official notice warned citizens against cryptocurrency trades through online chat services and offshore exchanges, as well as cryptocurrency-related investment tools that promise high returns and low risks, and promoted by internet celebrities. (more...)
September’s free PlayStation Plus games feature some big names September’s free PlayStation Plus games feature some big names
- August 31, 2018

That's because Sony switches over the free games on the first Tuesday of each month-and Tuesday, September 4 is coming right up. At the time of writing, Destiny 2 is down for maintenance as Bungie sorts everything out on its side of things. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 launched in Oman Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 launched in Oman
- August 31, 2018

Originally announced at Google I/O 2017 annual developer conference, this OS is a toned down version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is now present in high-end devices. At the front, the smartphone has an 8MP selfie snapper with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens. The cameras are pretty decent but users should not hope for features such as face unlock. (more...)
Lenovo’s Yoga C630 is a Snapdragon-powered laptop with more potential Lenovo’s Yoga C630 is a Snapdragon-powered laptop with more potential
- August 31, 2018

Alongside these smart home devices, Lenovo also introduced three new Chromebooks ahead of IFA 2018. Meanwhile, the Yoga Book C930 comes with a 7th-generation Intel m3 processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 256GB PCIe SSD and a starting price of $999 (about £750, AU$1,300) when it, too, launches this October. (more...)
New Pixel 3 Leak Reveals A Smaller Notchless Phone New Pixel 3 Leak Reveals A Smaller Notchless Phone
- August 31, 2018

Unfortunately, the only thing that did not leak out was the storage model and since Google has not launched any Pixel device bearing a microSD card slot, you will have to keep the storage running on this device for a substantially long period. (more...)
Xiaomi CEO spills beans on Mi MIX 3 launch time Xiaomi CEO spills beans on Mi MIX 3 launch time
- August 31, 2018

This unique approach leads us to believe that instead of the camera popping up, the Mi Mix 3's display may actually slide down. Xiaomi has been launching bezel-less smartphones with flagship specifications under the Mi MIX series. It also means the Mi MIX 3 will likely not be waterproof, though it may be splash-proof as long as it isn't opened. Rumor has it that the Mi Mix 3 will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, various models with different built-in storage ... (more...)
BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard
- August 31, 2018

The Android-powered BlackBerry KEY2 LE features a 4.5-inch IPS display with 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution. KEY2 LE will go on sale next month, priced at $399 for the 32GB model and $449 for 64GB. Check out the phone by clicking on the official video at the top of this article. The battery's shrunk from 3,500mAh to 3,000mAh and the Type-C port at bottom will only deliver USB 2.0 spec data transfer speeds. (more...)
Fortnite 5.30 Update Update Is Live With New Patch Notes Fortnite 5.30 Update Update Is Live With New Patch Notes
- August 31, 2018

Oh, and there's now an option to thank the overworked Battle Bus driver before plummeting into their favorite battle royale . "Shake it up with a new item coming to Battle Royale in Patch v5.30". When it comes to weapons and items, players will have a quicker chance to react as the patch shortened Pump Shotgun equip time from 0.96 seconds to 0.88 seconds. (more...)
Logitech's Ultimate Ears announces two new speakers, streamlined mobile app Logitech's Ultimate Ears announces two new speakers, streamlined mobile app
- August 31, 2018

It's not easy to stand out in today's "dumb" speaker market, but even though the newly unveiled Ultimate Ears Boom 3 and Megaboom 3 come without any sort of voice assistant integration, these are definitely stylish, durable, and powerful enough to warrant the attention of budget-conscious audiophiles. (more...)
Sonos Amp aims to be heart of your smart AV system Sonos Amp aims to be heart of your smart AV system
- August 31, 2018

The new Sonos Amp , though, has a number of improvements. On the back of the matte black box there are custom black and silver banana plugs for 10-18AWG speaker wire. You can still use voice control with another Alexa-powered device (and Google Assistant, someday), but it would've been nice to have an all-in-one solution as with its newer speakers. (more...)
Free Xbox One Games With Gold For September 2018 Revealed Free Xbox One Games With Gold For September 2018 Revealed
- August 31, 2018

Of course, both games are also playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. September's lineup provides over $69 dollars in value and up to 3200 in gamerscore. "Livelock is a co-operative top-down shooter where you play solo or with up to two allies to break the cycle of infinite war between machines". Livelock will be made available for Xbox One users from September 16 through October 15. (more...)
Battlefield 5 release date delayed to November Battlefield 5 release date delayed to November
- August 31, 2018

Oskar Gabrielson, general manager at DICE, offered up an explanation for the delay, saying the developer is taking the extra time to make final adjustments to core gameplay based on user feedback. "Tens of thousands of players have been hands on with the game so far, and we've been honored to receive best multiplayer awards at E3 and Gamescom". (more...)
Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses
- August 31, 2018

As reported by CNET , the tech giant on Wednesday, confirmed the acquisition , however, details about when the deal was sealed and financials involved are not known. It holds an expansive technology portfolio including prototyping and media manufacturing equipment, as well as, over 200 patents pertaining to holographic systems and materials. (more...)
Destiny 2 Headlines September's PlayStation Plus Lineup
- August 31, 2018

Sony Interactive social media manager Justin Massongill detailed the PS4 exclusive content on the PlayStation Blog . Here is all the items that will be available exclusively for PS4, when Forsaken releases. Sparkle 2 is a simple top-down puzzle game offering almost 100 playable levels, while Foul Play is a side-scrolling brawler with the option for co-op play with friends. (more...)
Asus’ New ZenBooks Have Even Slimmer Bezels Than XPS 13 Asus’ New ZenBooks Have Even Slimmer Bezels Than XPS 13
- August 31, 2018

Asus has upgraded it with power-saving components that are said to provide a battery life of up to 20 hours. It is powered by the latest 8th generation Intel Core processor and meets the MIL-STD 810G standard. In terms of design, the laptops feature an ErgoLift hinge mechanism that tilts the keyboard for comfortable typing. The display is also PANTONE Validated for superb color accuracy. (more...)
Sony’s WH-1000XM3 turns your crowded commute into a silent retreat Sony’s WH-1000XM3 turns your crowded commute into a silent retreat
- August 31, 2018

Most NC headphones block out droning noises (e.g. from an engine), but the QN1 can also cancel out voices. At IFA today, Sony announced its second generation of noise-cancelling Google Assistant-enabled headphones, the WH-1000XM3, plus two speakers that also feature's Google's AI helper, the SRS-XB501g and SRSXB01, and the voice assistant-enabled WF-SP900 wireless sports earbuds. (more...)