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Google Pixel Slate release - Google could announce huge iPad rival TODAY Google Pixel Slate release - Google could announce huge iPad rival TODAY
- October 10, 2018

Google's homegrown smartphone hardly challenges the status quo all-screen, jumbo-sized designs from Apple and Samsung. But unlike its competitors, Google said its Home Hub , priced at $149, does not have a video conferencing camera. (more...)
Amazon, Flipkart festive season sale: Top five deals on premium smartphones Amazon, Flipkart festive season sale: Top five deals on premium smartphones
- October 10, 2018

If you have the Amazon Prime Membership , you can have access to all the deals on products across different categories. Flipkart is also offering 10 per cent instant discount to HDFC card holders, along with no cost EMI , mobile protection at Rs 399 and assured buyback value of 50 per cent, if exchanged within eight months, at Rs 199. (more...)
New Pixel phones are out today New Pixel phones are out today
- October 10, 2018

The smartphones sport a matte finish on their all-glass backs, which were designed with a new silky texture to help avoid fingerprints. Notably, this feature appears to in no way have the functionality of Google Duplex - a service that can carry out limited conversations with real people on its own . (more...)
Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon
- October 10, 2018

As you may have gathered, there are two Pixel 3 devices launching this year. On the rear is an all-glass back with a two-tone gloss and matte finish, doing away with the odd glossy block that was present on previous Pixel devices. Google said it would augment distribution by opening two temporary stores in popular neighbourhoods of Chicago and NY on October 18 and putting up displays at US tech retailer B8ta and Goop. (more...)
Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices
- October 10, 2018

Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, garnering less than 1 percent of the global market for smartphones , according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Liu pitches the Pixel Slate as having the "best of both worlds" when it comes to both mobile and desktop computing. And if you don't want to upgrade, features like Night Sight, Playground, and Screen Call are coming to the older Pixels with updates in the future. (more...)
Google, Xiaomi announce Mi Box S Android TV streaming box Google, Xiaomi announce Mi Box S Android TV streaming box
- October 10, 2018

However, Pixel devices weren't the only thing to launch today, as Xiaomi just launched the brand new Xiaomi Mi Box S. This is along with a Netflix shortcut button for easy access to the video subscription service and a "Live" button likely created to facilitate quick-switching to live TV channels. (more...)
Microsoft in talks to buy Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment Microsoft in talks to buy Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment
- October 09, 2018

Obsidian was able to repeat that success with Pillars of Eternity 2, making it the biggest crowdfunding success since 2015. Sales of these games were satisfactory, to be sure, though perhaps the studio would rather seek stability once and for all instead of having to seek funding each and every time with a different publisher. (more...)
Google announces new Home Hub, a Smart Display powered by Google Assistant
- October 09, 2018

This confirms details from previous leaks, that have hinted at certain features of Google's latest smart home device. There have been rumours of a "Google Home Hub" circulating for a while - a smart device like Amazon's Echo Show with a built-in screen so it can also show you stuff instead of just talking to you. (more...)
Sony sues man over allegedly selling jailbroken PS4 consoles Sony sues man over allegedly selling jailbroken PS4 consoles
- October 09, 2018

The aforementioned provisions are to stop users from selling and distributing tools and technology that enable "piracy". This is the first notable lawsuit regarding a jailbroken PlayStation 4, it would make sense that Sony would want to make an example out of it. (more...)
Google+ will be shut down following security bug
- October 09, 2018

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Google had opted not to disclose the issue with its Application Program Interfaces (API) partly due to fears of regulatory scrutiny, citing unnamed sources and internal documents. There will be a 10-month transition and final closure will happen in August 2019. Lastly, Google says it'll be limiting access to its Gmail APIs and be stricter about what apps in the Play Store can access call logs and SMS permissions on Android devices. (more...)
Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral
- October 09, 2018

Famous TV and movie characters were also tweeted, with @living_marble making the most of Anthony Perkins' character in Psycho , a son who "knows a boy's best friend is his mother", and "goes a little mad sometimes". His mother's comments may not have been out of step with the President's feelings who recently said he believed it was a " very scary time for young men in America". (more...)
Windows 10 Update Pulled After Users Report Deleted Photos and Files Windows 10 Update Pulled After Users Report Deleted Photos and Files
- October 09, 2018

A Microsoft spokesperson told Download.com: "We have paused the rollout of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some customers". However, the drivers will be available when the user performs a new printer installation, and in that case they'll arrive via the Windows Update service. (more...)
Google Home Hub release date, price, news and features
- October 09, 2018

Google is now rolling out its own offering in this space, the Home Hub. Home View might not offer all the controls available from the product's dedicated application, but it should provide the essential functionality. Home Hub can also serve as "the world's best photo frame" with deep Google Photos integration. Using the power of machine learning, Google will help you avoid embarrassment by automatically eliminating any underexposed or blurred photos in your collection. (more...)
A new Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle is on the way A new Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle is on the way
- October 09, 2018

As teased via the game's message of the day screen, Fortnite is getting a Quad Launcher. It's easy to see Epic dropping explosion damage to balance the fact that the Quad Launcher allows you to quickly fire off four rockets, so don't expect the the weapon to pack the same kind of punch as its one-shot-at-a-time brother. (more...)
Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event Live Stream Right Here Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event Live Stream Right Here
- October 09, 2018

You know this. We'll see the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have probably suffered more leaks, speculations and rumours than any other device out there. A deal for the Pixel 3 listed the phone as costing £58 a month if customers pay a £10 upfront charge. Of course, all the Google Pixel 3 devices available in the market, are the pre-released version of the final device. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition features reversible sleeve and extra content Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition features reversible sleeve and extra content
- October 09, 2018

Claire meanwhile has access to an Elza Walker, Military, and Neon costume; the first outfit being a nod to the female protagonist from the original version of Resi 2, which was scrapped in 1997 at around 60% complete. Capcom has released a new set of screenshots for the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 . Interestingly, the announcement also mentions that when you use one of these costumes, a black and white filter can be activated, turning the game into a rather believable reproduction ... (more...)
Made by Google Event Kicks Off at 11AM Eastern!
- October 09, 2018

The Pixel Slate seems to be a competitor to both the iPad and the Microsoft Surface, both of which make good use of detachable keyboards . Other specs of Pixel 3 XL are going to be almost identical to those of the Pixel 3 , like previous years. (more...)
Borderlands 2 VR announced for PlayStation VR Borderlands 2 VR announced for PlayStation VR
- October 09, 2018

It's been a relatively quiet revolution but two years in and the PlayStation VR headset now has an enviable collection of genuinely great games - many of them exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Now, where's our Borderlands 3 , eh Gearbox? Also new to the table is the Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (BAMF Time) feature, allowing you to slow down time to better plan out your attacks. (more...)
Google Pixel Slate renders appear to reveal design, detachable keyboard and stylus
- October 09, 2018

The front of the two phones will be drastically different from the Pixel 2 , though. It also compares the camera samples of the Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max. Google will unveil its Pixel 3 flagship later today with some major upgrades expected to feature on this popular smartphone brand. Google has been somewhat restrained in its distribution and marketing the Pixel phone, Llamas said, because it doesn't want to alienate Samsung and hundreds of other device makers who feature ... (more...)
Flipkart Big Billion Days sale: Discounts, deals on value-for-money phones Flipkart Big Billion Days sale: Discounts, deals on value-for-money phones
- October 09, 2018

Along with the discounted price, HMD Global is offering an additional 10% instant discount to customers using HDFC Bank debit or credit cards. Also, several smartphones will be covered under Complete Mobile Protection covering nearly everything including screen damage, liquid damage, software issues and starting BBD, it will also cover theft. (more...)
Google pulls out of competition for $10B Pentagon cloud contract Google pulls out of competition for $10B Pentagon cloud contract
- October 09, 2018

The decision to drop out of the bidding comes after thousands of Google employees protested the company's involvement in another USA government project. The government has yet to make a decision about the complaint, but Google said that if the contract had been open to multiple vendors, it would have "submitted a compelling solution for portions of it". (more...)
Exclusive Pixel 3 camera features leak ahead of Google's media event Exclusive Pixel 3 camera features leak ahead of Google's media event
- October 09, 2018

Guess what happened then? That's why -according to 9to5Google - the Mountain View company is loading the Pixel 3 with new AI-powered photo abilities which will be announced today . Could Google really have undertaken one of the biggest covert operations ever witnessed in the mobile phone space, all so it could hide its actual real Google Pixel 3 for a dramatic, surprise reveal? Again, Google AI will look for specific characteristics, like smiling faces, people making amusing faces, ... (more...)
IPad Pro 2018 leak reveals potential design and Face ID details IPad Pro 2018 leak reveals potential design and Face ID details
- October 09, 2018

It is looking increasingly likely that Apple will deliver a new iPad Pro lineup before the end of 2018. The model codes for the Wi-Fi units are said to be iPad8,1, iPad8,2, iPad8,5 and iPad8,6. Users will have "a new panel in the settings app where users will be able to control resolution, HDR, brightness and other settings for connected external displays", writes Rambo. (more...)
Apple in talks with BT over pay-TV partnership Apple in talks with BT over pay-TV partnership
- October 09, 2018

Apple is in talks with BT over a partnership created to boost the push of both companies into pay-TV, The Daily Telegraph can reveal. The only question is why this would only affect EE customers, rather than those opting for BT broadband, unless BT really wants a perk to encourage people to sign up. (more...)
Google poised to unveil new Pixel phones, other services
- October 09, 2018

American tech giant Google will unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today at an event in New York City at 11 am ET (8.30 pm IST). Here's how to ensure you get your device on launch day. Shocker. It has a simple design, blue color, single camera on its rear and another up front, fingerprint reader on top, dual front-facing speakers, USB-C port or two, and will work with a new blue Pixelbook Pen. (more...)