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Apple dips below a $1 trillion valuation Apple dips below a $1 trillion valuation
- November 05, 2018

Thanks to the higher average selling price of $793, 28% more than a year ago, the Cupertino-based company was able to register the best September quarter revenue to date. Its revenue, however, rose 20 percent over the year-ago period to $62.9 billion, according to a company statement. In the most recent quarter, Apple said sales for this category hit almost $10 billion, an all-time high and larger than most standalone businesses in the world. (more...)
Apple Cancels Plans to Boost iPhone XR Production Apple Cancels Plans to Boost iPhone XR Production
- November 05, 2018

The report, in Nikkei , states that demand for the iPhone XR has been "disappointing". And as a result, Apple's suppliers have canceled plans to ramp up production of the device. According to the report, Apple is now requesting more production of the older iPhone models including iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are undoubtedly powerful and, with their OLED screens and dual cameras, capable, they're also expensive. (more...)
Samsung hints at foldable smartphone with very obvious logo change Samsung hints at foldable smartphone with very obvious logo change
- November 05, 2018

Dr Bill Liu, CEO of Royole , said: 'The Royole FlexPai foldable smartphone provides mobile phone users with a revolutionary, different experience compared to traditional phones'. Royole is cheating a bit by giving the display a very wide hinge to bend around, which puts the display under less stress. Ahead of its annual developer conference Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), the company has updated its profile image on Facebook and Twitter with a teaser of what's believed to be its ... (more...)
OnePlus 6T may soon come in a color that isn't black OnePlus 6T may soon come in a color that isn't black
- November 05, 2018

While the availability remains unknown, it is not the first time that OnePlus would introduce a new colour variant after a phone launch. The other two memory options are also available in China - 6/128 GB is CNY3,399, while the 8/256 GB OnePlus 6T is CNY3,999, which is respectively $490/€430 and $580/€510. (more...)
UK Retail Charts - Red Dead Redemption 2 Has a Record Second Week UK Retail Charts - Red Dead Redemption 2 Has a Record Second Week
- November 05, 2018

Fortunately we can bring you answers about RDR2's online play options, so read on and be sure to drop us a comment if you need additional information. This confirms that players will be able to duel each other in the western-themed title, which may excite many who are planning on delving into this multiplayer mode. (more...)
Smartphone Battery Life is Getting Shorter Due to Adoption of OLED Technology Smartphone Battery Life is Getting Shorter Due to Adoption of OLED Technology
- November 05, 2018

In search of answers as to what could be causing this apparent decline in battery performance, Fowler reached out to some of the top product testers on the web including Consumer Reports, CNET , and Tom's Guide and, as a consensus, ultimately agreed that "cutting-edge screens" installed on the newest phones are most likely to blame for worsening battery stats. (more...)
New iPad Pro boasts similar performance to 2018 MacBook Pro New iPad Pro boasts similar performance to 2018 MacBook Pro
- November 05, 2018

A handful of the new A12X iPads on Geekbench clock up a single-core score of around 5,000 and a multi-core score of about 18,000. Even when it comes to multi-core, the new Air does better than last year's MacBooks (6600 to 7500), although it can't compete against the cheapest MacBook Pros (9000 to 16000). (more...)
Motorola One Android One Smartphone Launched in the U.S. for $400 Motorola One Android One Smartphone Launched in the U.S. for $400
- November 05, 2018

This is a GSM-only phone, so it won't work on Verizon or Sprint . The direct competition of the Motorola One Power is the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which during the Diwali sale is available for as low as Rs 12,999. Motorola is also promising that the One will receive "two big software updates" which would take it to Android Q; Motorola's promises on updates have been somewhat spotty over the years, but Android One should also help speed updates along since there are very few software alterations ... (more...)
Fortnite's Cube Exploded and Threw Players Into an Endless Void Fortnite's Cube Exploded and Threw Players Into an Endless Void
- November 05, 2018

After the cube exploded, Fortnite players were treated to a blinding white screen, and were then transported to a odd digital world where they were just floating with all the other players in the match. The new challenges will unlock the "Lil Kev" back bling - a nice memory of the odd Cube that was at the centre of Fortnite's weird events for so long. (more...)
When is Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Coming Out? When is Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Coming Out?
- November 04, 2018

The beta for the online component of RDR2 is slated to launch in mid-November. One last thing worth mentioning is that the intro cutscene to Red Dead Online involves a prison breakout, and so like Grand Theft Auto Online , it seems likely that this multiplayer function will feature some type of character creation as opposed to Red Dead Redemption's set character list. (more...)
We’re officially in a global smartphone slump for the fourth straight quarter We’re officially in a global smartphone slump for the fourth straight quarter
- November 04, 2018

Despite a negative 13% growth, with 72.3 million units sold, Samsung continues to lead the smartphone market with an overall 19% share of the market in the quarter. Samsung maintained first position with 20 per cent global smartphone marketshare, ahead of Huawei in second, while Xiaomi and OPPO rose to record highs in fourth and fifth places. (more...)
Increasing technological advancement to Mobile Augmented Reality Market Analysis and Forecast 2023 Increasing technological advancement to Mobile Augmented Reality Market Analysis and Forecast 2023
- November 04, 2018

This study of report underlines the leading Mobile Augmented Reality market players with their strategies, methodologies, and the approaches used. The Military Augmented Reality (AR) Headgear market report is bifurcate into key companies, by regions , and by various segmentation such as application , type for the competitive landscape study. (more...)
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Reclaims The Nurburgring Lap Record Porsche 911 GT2 RS Reclaims The Nurburgring Lap Record
- November 04, 2018

Little surprise then that Porsche have been attempting to take the record back. However, it's worth noting that while the Porsche that completed this latest 20,6-kilometre lap was indeed road-legal, it seemingly wasn't completely stock. Despite the modifications, the GT2 RS remains suitable for off-track use in Europe, rendering it eligible for the road-legal lap time record. That's a record the GT2 RS has held once before, having set a 6m47.3s in September 2017. (more...)
Undertale Creator Toby Fox Launches Undertale Creator Toby Fox Launches "Delta Rune"
- November 04, 2018

That teaser could imply a direct connection between Undertale and Deltarune , or possibly just a hunch that anyone interested in Fox's work would also like to check out whatever else he has up his sleeve. There's no word from Fox on when episode two of Delta Rune will drop, or if it will come to platforms other than PC, but for those who crave more Undertale the first episode is out now and free . (more...)
Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries
- November 04, 2018

While the changes might be just visual in nature, that hasn't stopped the Rainbow Six Siege community on Reddit to go up in arms! There will also be HUD tweaks, with the "knife" melee icon being replaced with a fist, and the "dead" icon changing from a stylised skull to a torso marked with an "X". (more...)
Limited Edition Aston Martin DBS 59 Celebrates Legendary Le Mans Victory Limited Edition Aston Martin DBS 59 Celebrates Legendary Le Mans Victory
- November 04, 2018

The work comes from Q by Aston Martin , the automaker's in-house bespoke customization division. It's a mixture of new-school luxury and old-school throwbacks to the DBR1 that earned Aston its legendary Le Mans finish. Aston Martin is offering a set of period correct racing overalls, string-backed racing gloves similar to the ones worn by Carroll Shelby when he drove the DBR1, replica race helmets, and a set of bespoke luggage matched to the interior trim of the auto. (more...)
Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices
- November 03, 2018

The release will undoubtedly be higly publicised and if you're keen to check it out head over to Diablo Immortal to pre-register with your Battle.net account and make sure you pre-register on the Play Store too. "These are very exciting times-we now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them... when the time is right", Blizzard warned in October . (more...)
UK Wants Apple to Open NFC Chip for Passports UK Wants Apple to Open NFC Chip for Passports
- November 03, 2018

It will allow the user to answer three simple questions and upload a "selfie", before then scanning their passport chip. People are supposed to use the app to scan the NFC chip in their passport, unfortunately they cant do this on the iPhone and the United Kingdom government are asking Apple to change this. (more...)
Diablo: Immortal will go dungeon crawling on Android; pre-register now
- November 03, 2018

Now, you probably wonder just how social Diablo Immortal will be. This new chapter of the blockbuster Diablo saga takes place between the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction® and the beginning of Diablo IIILeading the invasion of Sanctuary is the demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror-Diablo's most powerful lieutenant-who now rallies a new demonic army. (more...)
BMW 8 Series Convertible revealed in leaked images BMW 8 Series Convertible revealed in leaked images
- November 03, 2018

Here it is, the new BMW 8-series in convertible spec. Try your best to look surprised, would you? Set to go on sale in the United States in March, the M850i xDrive Convertible follows in the footsteps of the 8-Series Coupe but adopts a retractable soft top which can be raised or lowered in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). (more...)
Destiny 2 Free to Download on PC Until November 18 Destiny 2 Free to Download on PC Until November 18
- November 03, 2018

Destiny 2 is also out on PS4 and Xbox One. If you've been waiting to try Destiny 2 , Bungie just announced that the game will be available for free (with some caveats). If you have Destiny 2 and none of its expansions, expect to pay almost the same amount with the past expansions costing Rs.1,660 in India ($20 in the US) while Destiny 2 : Forsaken sports a Rs. (more...)
Fortnite gets balloons in v6.21 patch Fortnite gets balloons in v6.21 patch
- November 03, 2018

The biggest addition to Battle Royale are Balloons, which players can deploy in situations to gain height, clear long gaps, and much more. "Inflate balloons to defy gravity!" Dual Pistols have also been thrown into the ever-expanding weapons vault, though players who feel a nostalgic pull to use them again can do so in Playground Mode . (more...)
Mario's Real-Life Namesake, Mario Segale, Dies At 84 Mario's Real-Life Namesake, Mario Segale, Dies At 84
- November 03, 2018

The decision to transition into commercial real estate proved to be so lucrative for Segale that even without royalty checks from Nintendo, he was able to sell his heavy construction contracting business, M.A. The lead character was simply called Jumpman; his girlfriend was Lady. The only time he is understood to have spoken about the character is in an interview in 1993 in the Seattle Times . (more...)
Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal, A Mobile Game Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal, A Mobile Game
- November 03, 2018

Because it's a mobile game, of course. Diablo Immortal will recreate the franchise's traditional multiplayer point and click action gameplay with optimizations for mobile touchscreen controls. If you're interested in pre-registering for Diablo: Immortal you can do so here. Those eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit http://www.diabloimmortal.com to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal . (more...)
Mobile beats phone subscriber estimates Mobile beats phone subscriber estimates
- November 02, 2018

The company expects to close the merger in the first half of next year and has so far received approval from half of the state commissions that are reviewing the deal, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said on a conference call with analysts. For the three months ended in September, the company had net income of $196 million and has now been in the black for four straight quarters. While its prospective merger partner T-Mobile continues to lead the industry in postpaid phone net additions , Sprint ... (more...)