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The expert warned of the unsafe feature of the updated Google Chrome The expert warned of the unsafe feature of the updated Google Chrome
- September 29, 2018

Google explained that, just because it was signing users into Chrome automatically, this didn't mean it was tracking them or uploading data to any servers. It's a handy feature, but not everyone wants Google storing that data, and it looked like Chrome v69 was forcing it upon us. You could navigate away from a page without realizing you're still signed into, for example, Gmail. (more...)
Android Messages gets new search features Android Messages gets new search features
- September 29, 2018

Google is set to add an important feature to its official messaging app- the Android Messages. What seems like a pretty common feature considering that it is present on other messaging apps and even WhatsApp, was missing from Android Messages , making it a pain to search through conversations for relevant content. (more...)
Apple iPhone XR gets FCC approval, sales to start October 26 Apple iPhone XR gets FCC approval, sales to start October 26
- September 29, 2018

Being approved by FCC was never really an issue with Apple. According to a report from Economic Times, Apple is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the sales of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are up to the mark in India . The phones are powered by Apple's own A12 Bionic processor . The mid-variant with 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 1,14,900 and the top-end 512GB storage model costs Rs. (more...)
Apple’s huge new £1,249 phone ‘actually costs less than £350 to make’ Apple’s huge new £1,249 phone ‘actually costs less than £350 to make’
- September 28, 2018

The iPhone XS lasted for 9 hours 41 minutes, which is below the average of 9.48 for smartphones. That "indicates that there has been some non-trivial price erosion of the OLED displays between last year's 5.8-inch OLED display and this year's 6.5-inch version, which Apple apparently did not pass on to consumers", according to IHS Markit. (more...)
Facebook unveils new VR headset Quest
- September 28, 2018

Offering six degrees of freedom and Touch controllers , Oculus Quest makes it easy to jump right into the action-with no PC, no wires, and no external sensors. However, Oculus Insight is a little different. It's supposed to support around 4000 square feet of space, so you can have a good walk around wearing it. (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy A7 & J4+, J6+ Series Samsung launches Galaxy A7 & J4+, J6+ Series
- September 28, 2018

The Galaxy J6 Plus with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 15,990, while the Xiaomi Mi A2 with same storage option is priced at Rs. Where design is concerned, they feature Samsung's signature curved display on the front and similarly curved glass on the back. This camera also has a fixed focus and comes with an LED flash. (more...)
Google makes it easier to keep track of travel research Google makes it easier to keep track of travel research
- September 28, 2018

Between booking a hotel, finding the right price on a flight, and figuring out what to do once you finally get to your destination, there are a lot of moving parts and plenty of potential for frustration. If these features make you feel like Google knows too much about you, you can opt out with privacy settings . Just like it has with flights planned around the Thanksgiving holiday, Google Flights will notify you if prices are going to stay where they are or if they're likely to start rising. (more...)
Google celebrates 20th anniversary with a video doodle Google celebrates 20th anniversary with a video doodle
- September 28, 2018

Every year, the company celebrates its birthday on September 27. The domain google.com was officially registered only on September 15 1997, while the company was officially incorporated on September 4, 1998. How gutted would you be if someone forgot your birthday? The first Doodle series launched in 2000 with Google Aliens , five Doodles by illustrator Ian David Marsden, which followed aliens encountering the Google logo, then hauling it off to Mars. (more...)
WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton clashed with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg over monetizing app WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton clashed with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg over monetizing app
- September 28, 2018

The founders confirmed their decision in a blog post, although Facebook didn't have a comment on the tension. Indeed as annus horribilis go, none could have been more so for Zuckerberg, who has had to face down flat growth in the USA and Canada alongside missed revenue projections, privacy concerns, congressional hearings and the still-unresolved election interference issues - with no real end in sight. (more...)
New Pokemon Meltan revealed, but the mystery in 'Pokemon Go' continues New Pokemon Meltan revealed, but the mystery in 'Pokemon Go' continues
- September 28, 2018

Or is this is the start of a whole new generation of Pokemon? This Pokemon is called Meltan, and as of now, it is quite the enigma. When it comes down to what country downloaded Pokemon Go the most, United States comes in as the country with the most downloads, followed by Brazil on second place, India on third, Mexico fourth and Indonesia on fifth place. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Requires A Whopping 105GB Of Storage Space Red Dead Redemption 2 Requires A Whopping 105GB Of Storage Space
- September 28, 2018

That's over a fifth of the space on a standard PlayStation 4 , and I would expect that, with updates, the game will take up even more space. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26, 2018. Along the way, players will get to experience a wide variety of the flora and fauna that make up the Wild West, as seen in striking detail in new images from Rockstar Games . (more...)
New Galaxy Note 9 colors coming to USA New Galaxy Note 9 colors coming to USA
- September 28, 2018

Cloud Silver has been officially confirmed as the latest color option for the Galaxy Note 9 . But in the US, users were only limited to the Lilac Purple and Ocean Blue colors. very soon. Both colors will come with correspondingly-colored S Pen styluses, though both will produce white strokes. The silver version will be available starting on the 5th of October. (more...)
Render leaks of ‘Pixelstand’ - Wireless charging dock for Pixel 3 Render leaks of ‘Pixelstand’ - Wireless charging dock for Pixel 3
- September 28, 2018

From animations in Google's apps to a new Assistant UI built for it , we figured we had most of the details about the charging stand -at least, excluding what it actually looked like. You can head below to take a look at the new features coming to the device. Google's had a disastrous summer when it comes to keeping the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL under wraps, and we already have plenty of reviews out there of the two phones even though they haven't yet been released. (more...)
New Star Wars Project Launches Alongside Oculus Quest, A Standalone VR Headset New Star Wars Project Launches Alongside Oculus Quest, A Standalone VR Headset
- September 28, 2018

Oculus VR has not disclosed which SoC it plans to use with the Quest, but considering the fact that the chip has to run games in a higher resolution than the Oculus Go and also process computer vision algorithms (unless Oculus VR uses a special objective chip for them), it is safe to say that the new headset uses something that belongs to the ultra-high-end of the SoC space. (more...)
Lowry ducked Raptors' calls after DeRozan trade Lowry ducked Raptors' calls after DeRozan trade
- September 28, 2018

Powell logged 25.2 minutes a game in the Raptors' thrilling post-season run in 2017, and then embarked on a gruelling summer of training that he hoped to parlay into a bigger role last season. He should be the focal point on offense for Toronto and will be replacing DeRozan's 29% usage on the wing. The Raptors also fired Dwane Casey, who was later named NBA Coach of the Year, and replaced him with former assistant Nick Nurse. (more...)
Apple's macOS Mojave update is now live and ready for download Apple's macOS Mojave update is now live and ready for download
- September 28, 2018

In terms of compatibility, macOS Mojave is compatible with all Macs released starting from 2012. You can set this in System Preferences: set Dark or Light all throughout, or Dynamic, which automatically switches between modes, depending where you are and what time it is. (more...)
Apple's Screen Time limits are no match for determined kids Apple's Screen Time limits are no match for determined kids
- September 28, 2018

Finally today, my son revealed his hack: When he runs out of screen time and his games get locked, he heads to App Store, downloads a previously installed (but later removed) game through the cloud icon, and it works without limitations! Screen Time is another imperfect tool in a parent's arsenal for the epic battle over kids' attention. (more...)
Google marks 20th anniversary with glimpse of what's ahead Google marks 20th anniversary with glimpse of what's ahead
- September 28, 2018

The recommendations for alternative search terms already present on Mobile are also coming to Google Images on the desktop. Now when taking a picture, the app will automatically identify all the objects inside the image: you can click on any of them and see the results. (more...)
Slide deck from Mate 20 launch leaks showing neat new features
- September 27, 2018

They will, of course, be the first phones to feature Huawei's latest smartphone SoC, the Kirin 980, that alongside the A12 Bionic, is among the first mobile processors based on a 7nm architecture. This is a boon for videographers who love to create content on-the-go. A new feature called HiVision will be integrated within the phones that will perform a visual search of text, goods and scenic spots simply by pointing the camera. (more...)
OPPO Find X to get 10GB RAM version, spotted at TENAA OPPO Find X to get 10GB RAM version, spotted at TENAA
- September 27, 2018

The Find X listing on TENAA got updated yesterday with this new variant. It clearly shows an upcoming model featuring 10GB of memory and 256GB of internal storage. There have been rumors of a 10GB RAM smartphone in development for a while now. A new version of the Oppo Find X could come with 10GB RAM. As of now, there is no official confirmation from the company. (more...)
7-year-old's rendition of the national anthem will stun you 7-year-old's rendition of the national anthem will stun you
- September 27, 2018

Emma was the victor of the #GalaxySocial Day Instagram Anthem contest and her prize was to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the StubHub Center. In fact, Zlatan loved it so much he tweeted after the game, " MVP of the game! ". She played Carnegie Hall as the victor of the American Protégé International Vocal Competition when she was only 5. And her dad helps coach her, she added. (more...)
Monster Hunter’s First Mobile RPG Is Now Available In Australia Monster Hunter’s First Mobile RPG Is Now Available In Australia
- September 27, 2018

Capcom's iOS/Android port of the 3DS game, which launched in Japan past year, has "no in-app purchases", which explains why it'll cost you $30.99 on Android or iOS. While Monster Hunter World often has players traversing through photorealistic worlds, following trails of blood or monster parts, Monster Hunter Stories offers a much more colorful and lighthearted take on graphical presentation. (more...)
Google announced changes to search engine
- September 27, 2018

It basically takes content from the web and turns it into a Story (like Snapchat Stories) that can be viewed on the search feed. Another interesting feature is the Featured Videos section that would bring AMP stories in your search results. (more...)
Facebook announces Oculus Quest All-in-One VR System
- September 27, 2018

Oculus has unveiled its latest all-in-one wireless VR headset , the Quest . Facebook-owned Oculus VR during the keynote of its Oculus Connect conference on Wednesday announced the company's next headset . The Oculus Go, a $199 headset that works without being tethered to a computer, went on sale in early 2018. But the dream of an exceptional VR headset that doesn't tangle isn't quite there yet - the performance and graphics quality can't compare to wired systems. (more...)
PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Announced With Over $500,000 in Prizes PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Announced With Over $500,000 in Prizes
- September 27, 2018

This is the first-ever championship series for the mobile version of the game and will recruit squads from North America, South America, Japan, Korea, China, Europe, and Asia. Teams will need to compete in regional finals, with the first one being hosted in Kiev, Ukraine from Sept 29th to 30th. Tencent recently saw a devaluation of nearly $20 billion after new Chinese video game regulations prevented them from further monetizing PUBG Mobile . (more...)