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Razer Phone deal will get you $300 off Razer Phone deal will get you $300 off
- September 08, 2018

Razer recently confirmed that a Razer Phone 2 is in the works , but if you're more interested in getting a good deal on a new phone now, there's a Razer Phone discount for you. The bump from 4 cores to 8 certainly shows, with the Razer Phone 2 showcasing a single- and multi-core score of 2026 and 8234 respectively, an impressive increase over its predecessor's score of 1733 and 3905. (more...)
Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Plane Designs on Joe Rogan Podcast Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Plane Designs on Joe Rogan Podcast
- September 08, 2018

When asked if he'd ever had one, Musk replied that he thought he'd had one once. And indeed this may not strike many as all that daring or risque, but remember that Mr. In the month since Musk's now infamous " going private " tweet, Tesla has lost almost one-third of its value, prompting even long-time bullish analysts to urge the board to consider major changes to its executive lineup and relieve the CEO of some of his "banal" day-to-day duties of running a public company. (more...)
Jack Ma, Alibaba co-founder and China’s richest man, announces retirement Jack Ma, Alibaba co-founder and China’s richest man, announces retirement
- September 08, 2018

Watch Alibaba trade in real-time here. Ma told Bloomberg earlier this week that he wanted to dedicate more of his time and fortune to philanthropy with the creation of a foundation in his own name focused on education, following in the footsteps of fellow billionaire Bill Gates. (more...)
Old School RuneScape comes to Mobile, launch date revealed
- September 08, 2018

It's worth noting that despite having an option to "pre-order", the mobile game will remain free-to-play and pre-ordering will only ping your phone with a notification when the game is ready to play! The mobile version of Old School RuneScape offers full cross-platform play with PC, which means you can pay the monthly sub to play on mobile and PC right now, all using the same account. (more...)
Luis Enrique experiments with Ramos and Albiol in central defence Luis Enrique experiments with Ramos and Albiol in central defence
- September 08, 2018

Spain's Sergio Ramos said he "doesn't care" about a potential negative reception in his side's Nations League opener against England at Wembley. Manchester United's David De Gea is set to retain his place in goal despite a shaky World Cup. (more...)
Sony announces a pair of new PlayStation VR bundles
- September 07, 2018

The PlayStation VR is apparently doing some pretty solid business, judging by the steady stream of new PSVR releases and retail bundles. Things have improved since, with more options available to pick from when it comes to bundles as well as a coupe of price cuts. (more...)
Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks About Life in Interview Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks About Life in Interview
- September 07, 2018

Chief people officer Gaby Toledano also left the company. During the show, Musk said he "almost never" smoked. "I'm getting text messages from friends saying, 'What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'" Musk added after smoking. The impetus? Reportedly the unrelenting pace of work and the level of public scrutiny at the company. Musk touched on the difficulties of having the kind of brain that has enabled him to build and run multiple high-tech companies at the same time. (more...)
Skype can now record voice and video calls Skype can now record voice and video calls
- September 07, 2018

As soon as you start recording a Skype call, all participants will be notified. The function itself is simple to use - hitting record will capture all video and audio from a call (regardless of how many participants have joined) and dump the resultant output into "the cloud". (more...)
BMW unveils in-car voice assistant BMW unveils in-car voice assistant
- September 07, 2018

Drivers will be able to summon the assistant by saying, "Hey BMW ". Additionally, simple statements like "Hey BMW , I'm cold" or "Hey BMW , I'm tired" will lead the assistant to adjust settings like the temperature, lighting and music, accordingly. (more...)
Huawei P20 Pro delisted on 3DMark over benchmark cheating controversy Huawei P20 Pro delisted on 3DMark over benchmark cheating controversy
- September 07, 2018

The company, however, "promised" to verify its benchmarking results from third parties and we hope this is the last of the less honest answers from Huawei. That's an interesting way to look at the situation, as Wang complains that other Chinese OEMs - some of which don't even sell devices in the United States - are gaming the system in order to score higher on popular benchmarks. (more...)
Elon Musk muses about life over whiskey and weed Elon Musk muses about life over whiskey and weed
- September 07, 2018

Elon Musk , the billionaire chief executive of Tesla , risked provoking fresh concern from investors on Friday after smoking marijuana on a live web show with USA comedian Joe Rogan . Asked about the wisdom of smoking marijuana while he is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the take private tweet (which many observers suspected was a marijuana joke), Musk told the Guardian by email: "Guardian is the most insufferable newspaper on planet Earth". (more...)
Uber's new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector Uber's new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector
- September 07, 2018

The post also listed a few other safety features that are inarguably important but also feel bafflingly belated. Uber has updated their Community Guidelines saying that riders that fail to heed warnings and who fall below a minimum average rating will lose access to the Uber app. (more...)
Apple's Upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone Reportedly Named 'iPhone XS Max' [u] Apple's Upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone Reportedly Named 'iPhone XS Max' [u]
- September 07, 2018

You can see in the video, an iPhone X look-alike model with Gold Color. However, this may not be the case here. Apple's 2018 lineup of iPhones is going to be unveiled one week from today, which means that the last round of rumors is starting to meander onto the internet. (more...)
Is this a Nokia smartphone with penta-lens camera? Is this a Nokia smartphone with penta-lens camera?
- September 07, 2018

But if we come to think of it for just one second, it might not be that impossible after all. Thank to a now deleted post on Baidu, an early hint of the Nokia 9 has surfaced on the web. Rumors that the Nokia 9 will feature a multi-camera setup have been floating around for months now, and there's also an Android One logo near the bottom of the phone. (more...)
China Unicom says it is unaware of megamerger plan China Unicom says it is unaware of megamerger plan
- September 07, 2018

Despite these numbers, both operators are substantially behind the market leader China Mobile , which has 906 million subscribers. The escalating trade war with the United States has raised the importance of moving ahead on 5G in the country, according to the report. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X launch confirmed for this year Samsung Galaxy X launch confirmed for this year
- September 07, 2018

Farfetched or not, it is about time for Samsung to debut foldable smartphone . It can be used as a tablet in its unfolded form, but it can also be used as a dual-screened smartphone once the device is bent. Koh also told CNBC that the company is going to focus on bringing more advanced features to some of its middle-market phones first, in an appeal to give budget-conscious young people the first taste of new technology. (more...)
China explores merging China Unicom, China Telecom China explores merging China Unicom, China Telecom
- September 07, 2018

China Unicom's listed unit fell 2.4 percent to HKD9.35 (USD1.19) a share, while China Telecom lost 1 percent to HKD3.85. China Telecom personnel likewise disclaimed any awareness of the matter, state media The Paper reported. Forget whether three is better or worse than four, in China the question now being debated is whether two is better or worse than three. China Mobile, the only other mobile service provider, dominates with a 61 percent market share. (more...)
North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist
- September 06, 2018

Park is also charged with being involved in numerous other attacks, including an alleged targeting of South Korean figures and Lockheed Martin, which officials noted runs a missile defense system in South Korea. The 2014 hack against Sony took place ahead of the studio's release of " The Interview ", a comedy about a Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim. (more...)
The 6.5-inch iPhone is rumoured to be named ‘iPhone XS Max’ The 6.5-inch iPhone is rumoured to be named ‘iPhone XS Max’
- September 06, 2018

This means that while the video itself is unofficial, how the new iPhones looks in it is based on real-world, official information. Earlier this year, rumors painted a colorful palette of iPhone models slated for release this fall. Apple first introduced a device sans a home button a year ago with the iPhone X, and if rumors are to be believed, the company is ready to go all-in with FaceID for all three new phones. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 6, 6A and 6 Pro: First impressions Xiaomi Redmi 6, 6A and 6 Pro: First impressions
- September 06, 2018

It's only the Redmi 6 Pro that's new to the party, but it's actually the rebranded Mi A2 Lite without stock Android . It is to be noted that the price mentioned for the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A will be an introductory price for two months, meaning it could change if the Indian Rupee value further depreciates. (more...)
Snapchat Releases New Line Of High-Fashion Spectacles Snapchat Releases New Line Of High-Fashion Spectacles
- September 06, 2018

The one drawback with Snapchat Spectacles has always been the design. After introducing its second-generation Spectacles back in April , Snap probably realized that the design leaves to be desired, even though they are a considerable step up from the original model. (more...)
2K says microtransactions are 2K says microtransactions are "an unfortunate reality" of gaming now
- September 06, 2018

Not that this is a big surprise for any game affiliated with EA, but National Basketball Association 2K18 really felt like a pay-to-win title. Since we don't imagine that many people will be rushing to the defense of 2K or Jones over these statements, then we'll at least take the time to say that Jones isn't the first person to suggest that the success of such microtransaction systems is based on an increasing consumer desire to skip the grind and choose to value their time over the money ... (more...)
Canon unveils first mirrorless full-frame EOS R Canon unveils first mirrorless full-frame EOS R
- September 06, 2018

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, RF mount lenses, and RF accessories. The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera will go on sale next month for a body only price of US$2,299, with a body and RF 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM lens kit available for $3,399. (more...)
Update Securities September Patches Now Available For Pixel And Nexus Devices Update Securities September Patches Now Available For Pixel And Nexus Devices
- September 06, 2018

He snapped a handful of photos before handing it back to its forgetful owner. The phone had some identifying stickers, which Android Police blocked out. The front and back of the phone. Although, these phones are possibly early prototypes or preproduction models, and may be different than the finished product. (more...)
Uber rolls out new safety features Uber rolls out new safety features
- September 06, 2018

He said Uber would use software to flag atypcal rides and would contact drivers and riders in the event of a possible crash in what it calls " Ride Check ". Uber says drivers can "can accept trips and communicate with customers using just their voice". The company says riders and drivers can call 911 directly through the app, and doing so will automatically send location, license plate and auto make and model information. (more...)