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Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed
- October 11, 2018

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday lunchtime, a software glitch within Google + exposed the private profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google + users to outside developers. The incident also marks the beginning of the end for Google +, which the company plans to shut down over the next year. In fact, 90%of Google + user sessions only last less than five seconds. (more...)
Facebook launches camera-equipped screen Facebook launches camera-equipped screen
- October 11, 2018

So, it can connect calls to people who are not using " Portal ". On Monday, Twitter users were quick to point to Facebook's privacy fallacies and what they saw as the company's impudence in asking people to trust it with a camera called Portal inside their homes. (more...)
The FSF Wants Microsoft To Do More To Help Fight Software Patents The FSF Wants Microsoft To Do More To Help Fight Software Patents
- October 11, 2018

We are honored to stand with OIN as an active participant in its program to protect against patent aggression in core Linux and other important OSS technologies. Enterprise cloud computing depends heavily on Linux and other open-source technologies, and any type of patent dispute involving open-source technology would send shock waves through the system. (more...)
New quadruple-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 is designed for Instagram fans New quadruple-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 is designed for Instagram fans
- October 11, 2018

Coming to the cameras, the Galaxy A9 (2018 ) sports a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is expected that Samsung will reveal the device at its upcoming Galaxy phone launch event on October 11th (later tonight Australian time), which, according to the invites sent out , did hint and promise "4X fun". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Color Variants Revealed Via New Report Samsung Galaxy S10 Color Variants Revealed Via New Report
- October 11, 2018

Considering work begun nearly a year ago, and no updated chipset has hit the market, the new design will presumably be ready in time for the arrival of the Galaxy S10 . Samsung describes the Galaxy A9 as the world's first "quad-camera" phone. It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will make use of the S9's 12 MP f1.5/2.4 variable aperture lens that will act as the main camera and eventually be backed up by a wide-angle 16MP sensor with f1.9 aperture boasting of a 123-degree field ... (more...)
Overwatch LEGO Bastion Now Available for Purchase Overwatch LEGO Bastion Now Available for Purchase
- October 11, 2018

The release comes in the run-up to the launch of a full Lego Overwatch collection, which hasn't received an official launch date yet. This model comprises of 182 pieces, including either a tile or sticker that denotes the set as a Blizzard exclusive. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features
- October 11, 2018

Both have a microSD slot that supports up cards with 512GB of storage to stuff with photos. The cameras are also aligned on the left side of the phone, similar to that of the new Apple iPhone iPhone XS - but definitely much bigger. On the front, it has 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. Numbers are not everything, however, so let us dive a bit further into the cameras and how the magic happens. (more...)
Nokia 5.1 Plus Review : Premium Smartphone at Affordable Price Nokia 5.1 Plus Review : Premium Smartphone at Affordable Price
- October 11, 2018

HMD is aiming to bring its premium design and build quality down to the budget segment with phones like the Nokia 3 .1 Plus, which shares its design language with the mid-range Nokia 5.1/6.1 Plus. However, we found out the display is not that bright as we have seen in other smartphones in this price range. That said , we will talk about this in details in our upcoming review . (more...)
Nokia 8110 4G ‘Banana Phone’ launched in India: Price, specs and more Nokia 8110 4G ‘Banana Phone’ launched in India: Price, specs and more
- October 11, 2018

HMD has cut some corners to achieve the price tag of Rs 11,499. The eagerly awaited Nokia 7 .1 Plus may launch today along with the budget Nokia 3 .1 Plus. According to persistent reports, the Nokia 7.1 Plus features a 6.18-inch notched display with Full HD+ resolution of 1080×2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results
- October 11, 2018

The lenses include a 24MP main camera with f/1.7, an f/2.2 5MP depth camera which is presumably for things like bokeh backgrounds, a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto camera that includes 2x optical zoom, and an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide lens with 120-degree field of view for panoramas and wide-angle gig shots. (more...)
Bloomberg finds more proof of hacked Supermicro hardware Bloomberg finds more proof of hacked Supermicro hardware
- October 11, 2018

Bloomberg , though, is continuing to stick to its story, and has now issued an update quoting security expert Yossi Appleboum as having discovered the same malicious components during his work for an unnamed United States telecommunications company. (more...)
Meltan Mystery Box announced: new Special Research coming, new videos, new mystery Meltan Mystery Box announced: new Special Research coming, new videos, new mystery
- October 11, 2018

There are even a couple clips of Meltan in Pokémon: Let's Go! , showing it waddling (or puddling?) around after its Trainer and also giving a glimpse of what happens when you try to chat it up. The only way to open the Mystery Box again is to wait a set amount of time before transferring more Pokemon over. The first time you send a Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon: Let's Go , you'll receive a Mystery Box. (more...)
Google Home Hub - Google Assistant With A Display Google Home Hub - Google Assistant With A Display
- October 11, 2018

The search giant stated that the reason for some of these differences was because Smart Displays don't have Chromecast built-in and because they aren't classified as audio devices or speakers. The Google Home Hub is a fantastic addition to the Google Home family and I don't know why it took until now to show up, but I can confidently say this going to be a consumer favorite when it launches soon for only $149. (more...)
Stardew Valley Is Coming To Mobiles This Year Stardew Valley Is Coming To Mobiles This Year
- October 11, 2018

It gets better. Not only will the game cost a very reasonable $7.99, but it will include all of the version 1.3 single-player content. " Stardew Valley is coming to mobile, and it's actually releasing on the iOS App Store in just over 2 weeks time, on October 24th!" "It's the full game, not a cut down version", Barone said in yesterday's announcement - though it doesn't have multiplayer . (more...)
Mobile gives prepaid customers the 5G luxury Mobile gives prepaid customers the 5G luxury
- October 10, 2018

As reported by CNET , T-Mobile's Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said the carrier's pending 5G launch will be sold through all of the operator's outlets, including its prepaid brand. There's not a better value in wireless. T-Mobile Us accounts for about 1.1% of Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. (more...)
Google Photos update makes an already smart app even smarter Google Photos update makes an already smart app even smarter
- October 10, 2018

Preorder for the Pixel 3 is available now and should begin shipping November 1. As only the second Chrome OS tablet to ever be released to market, the Google Pixel Slate has a somewhat unique build compared to other devices in the family or category. (more...)
NES Online gets a fourth bonus game NES Online gets a fourth bonus game
- October 10, 2018

You'll begin with all equipment, incluing your White Sword, the Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and even the Power Bracelet. If you've subscribed to Nintendo's paid online service for Switch, one of the benefits is access to a library of NES games with added online play support. (more...)
Fallout 76 Full Map Gives Us an Early Look at West Virginia Fallout 76 Full Map Gives Us an Early Look at West Virginia
- October 10, 2018

Quite honestly, we throw them at you all the time. The in-game currency system is called Atoms and players can use these to buy all sorts of outfits and skins for their character within the game. Here's the full Fallout 76 map. For example, emerging from Vault 76 or completing an event while in a group rewarded the player with 20 Atoms. Bethesda's Pete Hines did mention earlier this year that they plan to support this game "until the end of time" but that's pretty hard to do without a ... (more...)
Pixel phones to begin making Google Duplex AI voice calls in November Pixel phones to begin making Google Duplex AI voice calls in November
- October 10, 2018

Both the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL are now available for pre-order in the USA and UK. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now up for pre-order and will be released in Australia on November 1 in White , Black and a new colour called "Not Pink". (more...)
XCloud : when Microsoft goes to the Cloud gaming XCloud : when Microsoft goes to the Cloud gaming
- October 10, 2018

The games played across the globe now are mostly dictated by the devices used by the individuals. The ultimate goal would be to have 5G alongside Project xCloud as that technology would allow for a latency as low as 1ms and low latency would be vital for a great gaming experience in the cloud. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 and 3XL launched, price begins at Rs. 71000
- October 10, 2018

And once you've already met the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, make sure to check out the features that make these two handsets stand out. "I don't know why I would spend an extra $800 or more to upgrade from a Pixel 2 to a Pixel 3 ". The hardware is exactly what you'd expect. Now the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are here to claim the title. (more...)
Daylight saving time is reportedly causing Apple Watch Series 4 reboots Daylight saving time is reportedly causing Apple Watch Series 4 reboots
- October 10, 2018

However, out of 24 hours, the particular watch face is reportedly not registering an hour or so worth of activities. As long as the complication is active the problem persists. As of now, it is not clear if the smaller activity complications are causing the issue . Reports about the Apple Watch Series 4 crashing and restarting due to DST are not a very big issue, and the issue should correct by itself tomorrow. (more...)
Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID
- October 10, 2018

Sony has announced that it will soon start testing the "long-awaited feature" that will allow users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID on their PlayStation 4. You'll have the option to show your previous ID alongside your current one in case your friends need to find you, although you'll want to be careful. (more...)
Google Home Hub: a display-toting, Amazon Echo Show-rivalling smart speaker Google Home Hub: a display-toting, Amazon Echo Show-rivalling smart speaker
- October 10, 2018

The detachable keyboard accessory features circular keys and a touchpad. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones offer significant upgrades to prior models by adding a almost edge-to-edge screen on the larger model, more display area on both phones, faster processors and an improved camera. (more...)
Google To Shut Down Google+ Following Security Lapse 10/09/2018 Google To Shut Down Google+ Following Security Lapse 10/09/2018
- October 10, 2018

The flaw meant some Google profile information that users had thought was private, such as a person's email address, occupation, gender or age, could have been viewed by third parties, the company said in a post on a corporate blog . Google will also remove access to contact interaction data from the Android Contacts API within the next few months. The undertaking is called Project Strobe, which looks "at the operation of our privacy controls, platforms where users were not engaging with our ... (more...)