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Google and Samsung cozy up to work on RCS together Google and Samsung cozy up to work on RCS together
- September 13, 2018

SMS is garbage, but here in the U.S., it's ubiquitous. Put simply, it's modern messaging like you see on apps like Apple's iMessage or WhatsApp for network operators, meaning it can work right from the default messaging app on a smartphone. (more...)
Intel Core gen 9 CPU series performance surfaces on Geekbench Intel Core gen 9 CPU series performance surfaces on Geekbench
- September 13, 2018

Also, the i7-9700K does not even support hyperthreading anymore, so it only integrates 8 cores and 8 threads. It was followed by Intel by launching its hexa-core 14nm Coffee Lake CPUs. As much as AMD's Ryzen CPUs are fantastic all-rounders and have exceptional performance in multithreaded scenarios, Intel's CPUs do still tend to be that bit better at gaming. (more...)
Nvidia updates Shield TV to support 120Hz modes and Twitch streaming Nvidia updates Shield TV to support 120Hz modes and Twitch streaming
- September 13, 2018

Keeping that trend going, NVIDIA has announced the 20 update for SHIELD TV , which is called the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7 .1. GeForce NOW keyboard and mouse experience improvements for PC favourites like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. (more...)
European Union copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers European Union copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers
- September 13, 2018

While Google News recently stopped showing such snippets under article headlines, depending on the final version of the law, the links and headlines could also be covered by the rules. "We can not support Article 13". Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote on modifications to EU copyright reforms during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 12, 2018. (more...)
HomePod Gets New Siri Languages, Can Now Make and Receive Phone Calls HomePod Gets New Siri Languages, Can Now Make and Receive Phone Calls
- September 13, 2018

Finally , HomePod is adding support for Spanish in the U.S., Spain and Mexico, along with expanding support in Canada with Canadian French. In addition to asking Siri to play a particular song, artist or genre, now it's easy to ask Siri to "play the song that goes like this..." or ask Siri to "play the song that goes 'I'm a rebel just for kicks now'". (more...)
IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage
- September 13, 2018

The tech giant will live-stream its event on the social media platform for the first time on Wednesday as it looks to draw in a larger audience. Now Apple has removed the home button from its newest generation of iPhones for good. 'The new iPhone XR has a gorgeous new aerospace-grade aluminum and glass enclosure that has IP67 protection from liquids and dust, long all-day battery life and comes in six lovely finishes. (more...)
IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749 IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749
- September 13, 2018

Just like last year's iPhone X model. The company also plans to announce an updated version of its 5.8-inch OLED device with a faster processor for improved performance. The phones are equipped with faster processors and better memory capacities than ever before, relying on Apple's new A12 Bionic chip . Or, the neat Apple features like Portrait Lighting and FaceID. (more...)
Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta System Requirements: What It Takes to Run? Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta System Requirements: What It Takes to Run?
- September 13, 2018

Activision's Black Ops 4 Blackout beta went live on Monday. The Blackout beta lasts unless 6pm BST on September 17, which device PS4 pre-clarify possibilities rep a total week of action.While the Blackout beta is for pre-clarify possibilities finest on consoles, PC customers can rep a free code with out pre-ordering the game.If you happen to could well additionally be on PC and must verify out Blackout Battle Royale but invent no longer acquire a pre-clarify, you can try the ... (more...)
LCD 6.1-inch iPhone Could See Shipping Delay LCD 6.1-inch iPhone Could See Shipping Delay
- September 13, 2018

Past rumors indicate that the iPhone XC would be a more affordable version of the iPhone XS and come with a single camera and a 6.1-inch LCD display. Interestingly, Apple's event invite also features the same gold colour, thereby confirming that the iPhone will feature the new gold and black blend. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 receives MIUI 10 Global Stable Xiaomi Redmi Y2 receives MIUI 10 Global Stable
- September 13, 2018

The gap that now exists between the display and the frame could also be inviting trouble. But the device is very resilient as compared to the other high-end Xiaomi devices. It supports 4G VoLTE , dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The notch will include a selfie camera, earpiece, and a proximity sensor. (more...)
Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations
- September 13, 2018

Beta News has revealed the unsavoury latest trick Microsoft has up its sleeve to stop you moving away from Microsoft Edge , now debuting in the 1809 Insider's build of Windows 10 . When you're on a laptop, Windows 10 tells you that Chrome is draining your battery . This is no way to encourage more users to start using Edge. At the center of the new saga is a new "app recommendation" feature that is turned on by default under "Apps & Features" in the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update ... (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online launch date confirmed
- September 13, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online is landing on Tuesday. As well as enabling online play, it will give paying members access to a selection of multiplayer-enabled NES titles, cloud saves , special store discounts and offers, and a companion app for smartphones. (more...)
Aston Martin announces Rapide E as its first all-electric model Aston Martin announces Rapide E as its first all-electric model
- September 13, 2018

Rapide E will be powered by an 800V battery electrical architecture with 65kWh installed capacity using over 5600 lithium ion 18650 format cylindrical cells. Beneath it all, there'll be Pirelli P Zero tyres and a limited-slip differential to ensure all that instant torque is used wisely. Based on the existing Rapide sedan, Aston Martin developed the Rapide E together with its technical partner, Williams Advanced Engineering. (more...)
Vivo V11 Pro Review | A Solid All-Rounder Smartphone? Vivo V11 Pro Review | A Solid All-Rounder Smartphone?
- September 13, 2018

The pre-orders for the Vivo V11 Pro had started on September 6 and was scheduled to go on sale on September 12. Vivo V11 Pro will be available in a couple of colour options like Starry night and Dazzling Gold. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For imaging duties, the smartphone offers 25MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a dual rear camera setup with 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f2.4) sensors. (more...)
Redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 revolutionizes communication, fitness and health Redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 revolutionizes communication, fitness and health
- September 13, 2018

The starting price is $279, while the Global Positioning System version costs $399 and the cellular variant begins at $499. All this data, Apple says, will be protected, as the information is encrypted on the devices and in the cloud. The new watch faces include a slew of new complications, along with several animated faces such as Breathe, fire, and water. So how much will this baby cost you? Taking calls on the watch should be more clear with less echo. (more...)
Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event
- September 13, 2018

It tells attendees to "gather round" and lists the date for the event - and that's about it. Apple sometimes brings in new features for other gadgets at its autumn event, and this year it's expected to introduce an iPad Pro with Face ID and an Apple Watch with a bigger display. (more...)
Massive OnePlus 6T Leak: Spces, Price and More
- September 13, 2018

In a year where every major smartphone hays been extensively leaked prior to launch, OnePlus is once again one-upping the competition by providing almost every detail about its upcoming OnePlus 6T in advance. The front-facing camera, however, will supposedly be taking a whopping step up from 16MP to 25MP. Since the OnePlus 6T will be powered by the exact same chipset as the OnePlus 6 , we expect it to be identical to its predecessor in the connectivity department. (more...)
Plex to shut down personal cloud streaming service Plex to shut down personal cloud streaming service
- September 13, 2018

But getting everything to play nice was a tricky business, to the extent that Plex had to abandon Amazon cloud support and then stop the creation of new cloud servers, effectively paving the way to shuttering the service. Whether you use Dropbox , Google Drive , or OneDrive , your cloud storage accounts are separate from Plex Cloud and will continue to work as long as you maintain your subscriptions with those respective 3rd-party services. (more...)
Drive Halo's Warthog in Forza Horizon 4 Drive Halo's Warthog in Forza Horizon 4
- September 13, 2018

Ahead of its launch in early October, Microsoft and Playground Games today released a new demo for Forza Horizon 4 . "The official Forza Horizon 4 demo, which launches worldwide today for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, allows players to take a tour of attractive, historic Britain and gives fans a healthy heaping of open-world gameplay to enjoy", a Microsoft representative told me. (more...)
Don't look back: Lexus launching first digital side view mirrors Don't look back: Lexus launching first digital side view mirrors
- September 13, 2018

According to Lexus, they also give the driver an expanded view of the car's surrounding area by augmenting the display during cornering or reversing. The cameras in the Digital Outer Mirrors transmit the images onto 5-inch display monitors located inside the cabin at the base of the front pillars. (more...)
Google is Killing Inbox Because Nothing Gold Can Stay Google is Killing Inbox Because Nothing Gold Can Stay
- September 13, 2018

Gmail also now occasionally moves old emails up to the top of your inbox stack with a nudge to you to see if you want to follow-up, reminding you that, for example, it's been a certain number of days since you received this email. As such, Google has decided that Inbox has served its objective and will be retiring the app. On the app's Web page, Google confirms that Inbox will be shuttered in March 2019; the company instead points users toward the new Gmail for numerous same features. (more...)
Juncker speech: EU Commission president savages May’s Brexit plan Juncker speech: EU Commission president savages May’s Brexit plan
- September 13, 2018

Migration was one of Mr Juncker's main focuses as the Brussels club attempts to stem a rise in nationalism. "Terrorists do not recognise borders", Juncker said. But we will equally be very outspoken should the British government walk away from its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement", he said. Juncker on Wednesday also called for placing the fight against terror within the jurisdiction of the future European Public Prosecutor's Office. (more...)
Apple to reveal new iPhones and Apple Watch
- September 13, 2018

The phone's new Smart HDR feature promises zero shutter lag, using a variety of buffers to make sure you get the best version of your subject the second you tap the shutter button. It's powered by the same A12 Bionic chip as the iPhone XS, and packs a single 12-MP wide angle camera with optical image stabilization and portrait mode capabilities (yes, from a single lens). (more...)
Apple unveils iPhone Xs Max, largest iPhone ever made Apple unveils iPhone Xs Max, largest iPhone ever made
- September 12, 2018

The popular company excitingly announced the new products along with other impressive products at their annual press event on September 12, which took place in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, CA. (more...)
Apple might delay the release of the 6.1-inch 'iPhone Xr'
- September 12, 2018

Finally, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be christened as iPhone XC where the "C" denotes the colorful aspect of affordable iPhones similar to iPhone 5C which was a cheaper and vibrant variant launched alongside iPhone 5S. This morning, however, Geskin reshared the images and said they are actually the "real deal" and show the "iPhone Xc" in prototype form. Another report from German publication Macerkpof , that cited sources familiar with the Cupertino's impeding retail price model, claimed ... (more...)