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Microsoft Inches Towards Reintroducing Windows October Update Microsoft Inches Towards Reintroducing Windows October Update
- October 19, 2018

We fixed an issue resulting in the upgrade to the previous flight potentially failing with error This same issue could have resulted in Office products not launching, services not starting, and/or your credentials not being accepted on the login screen after first upgrading until rebooting. (more...)
Porsche Cayenne India Launch Highlights Porsche Cayenne India Launch Highlights
- October 19, 2018

For reference, the most expensive Panamera variant now on sale is the Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive that goes for 199,183 euros in Germany or $194,800 in the United States. A new head-up display also makes ground on the Cayenne dashboard. Bookings had been started earlier for the new Cayenne range in India and the deliveries will begin by the end of this year or January 2019. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Has 10GB RAM Along With 5G Connectivity Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Has 10GB RAM Along With 5G Connectivity
- October 19, 2018

So for those of us interested in the new smartphone from Xiaomi, it seems like we'll be waiting until October 25th for its official launch event. Several rumours have pointed towards an imminent launch of Mi Mix 3 smartphone, which succeeds the current generation of bezel-less Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix smartphones. (more...)
Google Maps ETA Sharing Comes To iOS Google Maps ETA Sharing Comes To iOS
- October 19, 2018

In addition, Google has also made it so that sharing can be done through third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger . The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip. Journey sharing is rolling out for driving, walking, and cycling navigation on Android and iOS for those of you in "mixed" households. Once you've reached your destination, location sharing will be turned off. (more...)
Ford will build another 1350 GT supercars following 'exceptional' interest Ford will build another 1350 GT supercars following 'exceptional' interest
- October 19, 2018

Ford Performance boss Hermann Salenbauch says this increase will "maintain the exclusivity of the ultra-desirable supercar while offering the ownership experience to a greater number of customers in addition to the 80 Ford GT owners in Europe who've taken delivery of their bespoke auto to-date". (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Earns $500 Million In Three Days Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Earns $500 Million In Three Days
- October 19, 2018

At the time of this writing, no such system exists for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout battle royale mode , and so some players, especially those new to the game, may not know which guns they should grab and which they should ignore. (more...)
Ubisoft cancels first Assassin's Creed Odyssey live event Ubisoft cancels first Assassin's Creed Odyssey live event
- October 19, 2018

Apparently, he was intimidated by the idea of facing the misthios. When the programme does get under way it should, according to Ubisoft , take this form: "Our live events will rotate weekly between Epic Ships and Epic Mercenaries, and are for players who have progressed to level 30 or above". (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-loading starts this week Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-loading starts this week
- October 19, 2018

On both Xbox One and PS4, players will be able to download all of Red Dead Redemption 2 from Friday 19th at 12 AM ET. Responding to a tweet about Rockstar's working conditions from Kotaku's Jason Schreier, Stauffer responded, writing, "It's been almost a decade since I parted from Rockstar, but I can assure you that during the GTA IV era, it was like working with a gun to your head 7 days a week". (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer Is Here Red Dead Redemption 2's Launch Trailer Is Here
- October 19, 2018

As for the game itself, we've only got a few more days to go before we step into the boots of Arthur Morgan and his adventures with the Van der Linde gang across the Wild West. Red Dead Redemption 2 will come in standard, Standard, and Ultimate Editions , and Sony fans are getting a PS4 Pro bundle and some limited-time exclusive content . (more...)
Apple to unveil iPad, MacBook laptop overhauls Apple to unveil iPad, MacBook laptop overhauls
- October 19, 2018

It is, however, the second Apple product launch outside of California this year. This time around, the event is slated to take place on October 30 at the Howard Gilman Opera House in NY. The new iPads will inherit features from the latest iPhones , bringing Face ID and a almost all-screen look to the company's tablets for the first time, people familiar with the product told Bloomberg earlier this year. (more...)
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 opts for Qualcomm Snapdragon over Intel Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 opts for Qualcomm Snapdragon over Intel
- October 19, 2018

Samsung hasn't yet said whether it'll be bringing the Surface Book 2 to Blighty, but has announced that over in the States, it'll be available for $999.99 (around £765) starting 2 November . The device features a similar design to the Galaxy A7 2018, although it sports the world's first mobile quad-camera system in a smartphone. The two speakers are AKG-tuned and there's support for Dolby Atmos. (more...)
How to book iPhone XR - cheaper alternative to iPhone XS, XS Max
- October 19, 2018

The iPhone XR livens up the iPhone family. The device, launched along with luxury iPhone XS and XS Max , houses A12 Bionic chip with next-generation "Neural Engine", which unlocks new experiences for immersive augmented reality (AR), games and photography. (more...)
Samsung ups its 5G ante with network analytics firm acquisition Samsung ups its 5G ante with network analytics firm acquisition
- October 19, 2018

Samsung hopes that this acquisition will strengthen its own network capabilities, and help in its transition to 5G. Celcom Axiata, Telenor, Vodafone, Telefonica, O2, TIM, MTel, Optus, Monaco Telecom, Telekom Srbija, Jazztel, Maxis, among others, are some of the customers of Zhilabs . (more...)
OnePlus 6T to launch with Android Pie, update delayed for older devices OnePlus 6T to launch with Android Pie, update delayed for older devices
- October 19, 2018

The tickets will allow the ticket holder to enter the OnePlus 6T launch event, which is scheduled for 8.30 PM on October 30 in Delhi. However, looking at OnePlus' strategy, we assume other colours may get launched at a later date to keep the market abuzz and revenue flowing in. (more...)
Huawei introduces new Mate 20 devices Huawei introduces new Mate 20 devices
- October 19, 2018

The camera lenses and LED flash are arranged square-ish pattern. And the Mate 20 Pro also packs in wireless charging, which is missing on the P20 Pro . Part of the reason the Huawei Mate 20 X is so enormous is that there's a 5,000mAh battery tucked inside it. Long hours of gaming or watching videos can heat up a device and adversely affect overall performance. (more...)
Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile
- October 19, 2018

The music playing landscape is now more fractured than ever, and Winamp wants to be your one go-to once again. Saboundjian said that he wants to make Winamp available on every device. The release of Winamp 5.8 will please a lot of fans of the media player and may even bring back some that moved on to use a different media player on the desktop. (more...)
Kuo Raises iPhone XR Shipment Forecasts Amid 'Better Than Expected' Demand Kuo Raises iPhone XR Shipment Forecasts Amid 'Better Than Expected' Demand
- October 18, 2018

San Francisco: Apple is likely to sell its new and cheaper iPhone XR faster than the luxury iPhone XS and XS Max , an Apple analyst has claimed. This is a privilege reserved for current iPhone customers who are on the iPhone Upgrade Program. The iPhone XR will cost R15,999 in South Africa for the 64GB version, iStore South Africa has announced. (more...)
Hackers accessed personal information of 30 million Facebook users Hackers accessed personal information of 30 million Facebook users
- October 18, 2018

One million users got lucky - the attackers did not access any of their information. Another 14 million had their names and contact information accessed as well as other personal details including user name, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, birthday, current city, device types, education, work, last places they checked into via the app and more . (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue
- October 18, 2018

That hasn't slowed down iFixit from tearing down the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to reveal all it can about the upcoming handsets. In this version of Android, developers can have their apps utilize StrongBox KeyStore APIs for generating and storing these private keys in Titan M. (more...)
Google Maps will now show EV charging stations Google Maps will now show EV charging stations
- October 18, 2018

So of course Google is going to try and help with finding charging stations as people drive from one location to another. The new functionality will show Tesla and Chargepoint stations around the world; SemaConnect, EVgo, and Blink chargers in the US; Chargemaster and Pod Point stations in the United Kingdom; and Chargefox in Australia and New Zealand. (more...)
Google AI can now spot breast cancer better than humans Google AI can now spot breast cancer better than humans
- October 17, 2018

Last week Google released two research papers, which were published in The American Journal of Surgical Pathology and the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine . This deep learning model achieved a 78.1% accuracy rate on Stanford's ImageNet data set. The Google AI tool used a 299-pixel image as input, highlighted tumors at the pixel level and extracted labels of the tissue patch. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to beat Apple's iPhone XS in screen size Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to beat Apple's iPhone XS in screen size
- October 17, 2018

Apple's device has a 6.5-inch screen. Similarly, the Galaxy A7 (2018) features a triple camera system at a single side, revealing that as the competition continues to heat up at that upper pricing spectrum, Samsung should have more faith in marketing in lower smartphone segments in various markets. (more...)
Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite adopts the best parts of the Kindle Oasis Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite adopts the best parts of the Kindle Oasis
- October 17, 2018

The new model boasts twice the storage space of previous Kindles, and the screen is not only the highest resolution offered by Amazon (300ppi), but also flush with the front of the reader's bezel for a higher-quality finish. The new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is the second Amazon e-ink device to be given the water resistance treatment following the launch of the Rolls Royce of e-readers, the £230 Oasis, in 2017 . (more...)
Nokia X7 announced with Snapdragon 710 SoC; price starts Rs. 18,000 Nokia X7 announced with Snapdragon 710 SoC; price starts Rs. 18,000
- October 17, 2018

There's also a 3500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. For that kind of cash youre getting a dual camera on the back. We're talking both literally and figuratively, as the freshly announced Nokia X7 comes with a jumbo-sized 6.18-inch display and solid upper mid-range features. (more...)
The Discord game store is now open for business The Discord game store is now open for business
- October 17, 2018

The initial lineup of games available for purchase is a small, curated selection of titles including Frostpunk , Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-Stered, Subnautica , and Pillars of Eternity 2, plus a handful of " First on Discord " games that aren't available on other platforms. (more...)