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The Sharp Aquos R2 compact is the first dual-notch phone The Sharp Aquos R2 compact is the first dual-notch phone
- November 15, 2018

The Aquos R2 compact is built around a metal frame with an acrylic material on the back. The Sharp Aquos R2 compact is available only in Japan for now. Its 5.2-inch IGZO LCD supports an ultra-fast 120Hz refresh rate, which is still a rare feature in Android flagships. The situation may be largely the same for the Aquos R2 compact. (more...)
Redmi Note 6 Pro launches on November 22: Expected specifications, price Redmi Note 6 Pro launches on November 22: Expected specifications, price
- November 15, 2018

That said, MIUI 10 doesn't make you feel that you're using an older version of Android, but you'll surely miss out on features such as autofill passwords, smart text selection and so on. The newcomer's flagship ships with MUIU 9 firmware, which is stuck on 2017's Android Oreo . There's a new Driving Mode that takes advantage of Xiaomi's virtual assistant to control the smartphone in the vehicle and users can safely navigate to a location and reply to messages without touching the phone. (more...)
Samsung Doesn't Want You Using Free Themes Anymore Samsung Doesn't Want You Using Free Themes Anymore
- November 15, 2018

After that, the theme will automatically be reverted to the default. Samsung will notify the user of this change 1-day and 10-minutes before it occurs. There is no way for the user to purchase the theme or "unlock" a full version. As a strategy to increase theme downloads and profits, this is pretty aggressive. (more...)
Sony Announces Its PS4 Black Friday Deals Sony Announces Its PS4 Black Friday Deals
- November 15, 2018

Announced with a rather festive trailer, PlayStation Black Friday Week runs from November 18-26, 2018. Some of the best deals being offered include a Spider-Man 1TB PS4 bundle for $200 , various PlayStation VR bundles for $200 , and DualShock 4 controllers for $40 . (more...)
EE confirms 5G launch cities EE confirms 5G launch cities
- November 15, 2018

Throughout the rest of 2019, EE will work on extending its 5G coverage to parts of Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol. The UK was late to launch 4G back in 2012, said Allera. BT stressed that 5G won't replace 4G, and the company will also expand coverage of its current network. (more...)
MTN plans to launch mobile banking services in Nigeria in 2019 MTN plans to launch mobile banking services in Nigeria in 2019
- November 15, 2018

Ibrahim said that his committee would immediately ask for CBN report on the matter to be better informed. The latest of those troubles are an allegation by Nigeria's central bank that MTN illegally repatriated $8.1 billion, and a separate claim that the wireless carrier owes $2 billion in back taxes. (more...)
Upset With Tim Cook, Zuckerberg Asked Staff To Stop Using iPhones Upset With Tim Cook, Zuckerberg Asked Staff To Stop Using iPhones
- November 15, 2018

The said ecosystem has been contributing to Apple's bottom line in leaps and bounds lately without having to open it to third-party personal data scrubbers like Facebook or Google sometimes do. Which iPad is right for you? The sniping continued, according to the Times , as a site connected to a Republican opposition research firm working for Facebook, published several stories critical of Apple. (more...)
Netflix is testing cheaper, mobile-only subscription plans Netflix is testing cheaper, mobile-only subscription plans
- November 15, 2018

The entry-level plan affords unlimited access to movies and TV shows for one device but is limited to standard definition quality. Compare that to what Malaysians are paying for Netflix's Basic plan, which is RM33, roughly $7.90 Dollars. The test run puts Netflix's new plan structure more in line with pricing options from local streaming services like Iflix, which offers plans starting at around $3 a month. (more...)
IPhone X Reportedly Explodes While Charging During iOS 12.1 Update IPhone X Reportedly Explodes While Charging During iOS 12.1 Update
- November 15, 2018

However, the phone exploded and smoke started emerging after a point. He further went on to say that when he picked the phone up, it was really hot, causing him to drop it immediately. Apple Support has since responded to his tweet, claiming that this is not "expected behavior", and that he should message them to resolve it.The Tame Apple press has pointed out that the phone has been on the market for a year and no one else has had their phone explode. (more...)
EA announces Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn remasters for PC EA announces Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn remasters for PC
- November 15, 2018

Vessalla added, " Petroglyph Games includes numerous original developers from Westwood Studios , and some of the most influential members of the original Command & Conquer development team from 1995". In its statement, EA said it hopes its partnership with Petroglyph will go a long way toward helping people feel comfortable about how the remaster collection will be handled. (more...)
Niantic teases Pokémon Go-inspired Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in trailer
- November 14, 2018

The trailer lasts 31 seconds, and there's quite a lot going on. As the wizarding world bleeds into the muggle world, players are called upon to help stop the problem. Check out the trailer below via the game's Youtube channel to get a taste of what the new game will bring to your mobile experience. While the logo looks fairly standard on the surface, avid Potter fans will notice the three wands are actually those belonging to Harry, Ron and Hermione. (more...)
Apple's 11 inch iPad Pro gets taken apart by iFixit Apple's 11 inch iPad Pro gets taken apart by iFixit
- November 14, 2018

The new iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12 .9 are officially on sale from today, meaning you can walk into a store and pick one up right now. No wonder then that the 2018 iPad Pro received a repairability score of 3 out of 10 from iFixit. For the WiFi+Cellular variant, the 64GB base variant of the iPad Pro with 11-inch display will start at Rs 85,900. The iPad Pro now comes with up to 1TB of inbuilt storage. (more...)
Essential Phone's Audio Adapter HD Now Available for $149 Essential Phone's Audio Adapter HD Now Available for $149
- November 14, 2018

The Audio Adapter HD has been in the works for some time ( recently hit the FCC , picked up software support for it ) and we're actually kind of surprised it ever arrived for purchase. Featuring an audiophile-grade amp, it can power high impedance headphones for optimal listening with low distortion. However, the Audio Adapter HD does more than just add an audio jack to your phone. (more...)
Nintendo announces Black Friday hardware bundles Nintendo announces Black Friday hardware bundles
- November 14, 2018

That includes discounts on game consoles- Sony and Microsoft are both planning to offer deals on their respective systems and accessories, and now we know what Nintendo has in store as well. Nintendo is gearing up for Black Friday 2018 with a pair of hardware bundles to help deliver cheer this holiday season. That's basically like getting a free game (which is a $60 value) with your purchase of Nintendo Switch! If a more traditional handheld experience is what you're looking for, you can ... (more...)
Nvidia announces midrange Quadro RTX 4000 Nvidia announces midrange Quadro RTX 4000
- November 14, 2018

As the debut of Turing on board Quadro RTX 8000, RTX 6000, and RTX 5000 cards proved, gaming isn't the only area where a blend of real-time ray tracing and rasterization could prove handy. Nvidia has not yet offered a United Kingdom launch date, but interested parties can sign up to be notified when cards are available on the official product page. (more...)
Here's Aston Martin’s New DBX SUV Testing On A Filthy Rally Stage Here's Aston Martin’s New DBX SUV Testing On A Filthy Rally Stage
- November 14, 2018

Aston Martin confirmed on Tuesday that is upcoming luxury SUV will be called the DBX. In addition, Aston gave the public its first look at the first SUV in company history. However, the DBX concept that debuted at the show is nothing like the production auto that we will see launched sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019 . (more...)
Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some) Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some)
- November 14, 2018

Night Sight also uses machine learning to adapt to the various lighting situations that might be present. With this, Night Sight "balances the color of your photo" so that the results seem far more natural, even in low-light. That's also assuming you don't already have your device set to download updates automatically from said app store. It's not super likely this feature will expand to non-Pixel smartphones. (more...)
Microsoft relaunches Windows 10 October 2018 Update sans file-chewing bug Microsoft relaunches Windows 10 October 2018 Update sans file-chewing bug
- November 14, 2018

In order to install the October 2018 Update , you will have to go to Windows Update in Settings and " Check for updates ". It won't all happen overnight, of course, it never does, and Microsoft is not taking any more chances. Such users may typically get Windows 10 feature updates automatically from Microsoft's Windows Update service, but they won't arrive if the telemetry readings are off. (more...)
Valve VR Headset Reportedly in the Works, to Come With Half-Life Prequel Valve VR Headset Reportedly in the Works, to Come With Half-Life Prequel
- November 14, 2018

Rather than outsourcing or working with other companies which it is done in the past to help create the HTC Vive VR headset . This would likely not be Half-Life 3 , but a prequel game, instead. With Valve's active involvement in providing tools to developers for VR, it makes some sense for them to delve into the hardware side of the business. (more...)
Global Artificial Tears Market Strategies 2018 - Industry Outlook 2023, Worldwide Research Trends Global Artificial Tears Market Strategies 2018 - Industry Outlook 2023, Worldwide Research Trends
- November 14, 2018

The market shares of segments (players, type , application and regions) are prepared to give an opportunistic roadmap to the readers of the Automotive Carbon Ceramic Brake System Global market . A detailed qualitative analysis of drivers and restraints of the Subsea Artificial Lift Systems Market and opportunities is provided in the overview section. (more...)
Macron, tech giants launch initiative to fix internet ills
- November 14, 2018

Launched by the French government, the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace is over-ambitious, and has been shunned by countries that really matter. "It's a domain that is managed, but not governed", an adviser to Macron said, warning that a "free, open and secure" internet risked quickly becoming a thing of the past. (more...)
Samsung unveils Exynos 9820 with on-device AI processing Samsung unveils Exynos 9820 with on-device AI processing
- November 14, 2018

The processor is claimed to reduce power consumption by 10 percent compared to 10nm LPP process, comes with an integrated neural processing unit (NPU), a custom tri-cluster CPU, Mali-G76 MP12 GPU, support for 8K video recording, and an advanced image signal processor (ISP) as well. (more...)
Japanese Conglomerate SoftBank Seeks $21 Billion IPO For Mobile Business Japanese Conglomerate SoftBank Seeks $21 Billion IPO For Mobile Business
- November 14, 2018

The IPO will effectively split the business in half and provide SoftBank with a trove of capital so that CEO Masayoshi Son can charge ahead with his aggressive technology investment strategy, as outlined by CNBC . SoftBank's reposition comes at a time when the company has to rethink its strategy both in the Japanese and global markets. "The domestic market is mature, so growth will be tough". (more...)
Project Fi Adds VPN Security to Your LTE Connection Project Fi Adds VPN Security to Your LTE Connection
- November 14, 2018

Through an "Enhanced network" toggle that will rollout this week, Fi users will get more privacy and security on all connections, plus handoffs between WiFi and cellular will get even faster. The new "enhanced network" mode will extend this to include WiFi networks that aren't included in Project Fi . Another cool feature of the "enhanced network" is the ability to automatically switch between WiFi and mobile networks. (more...)
Internet traffic hijack dogs Google Internet traffic hijack dogs Google
- November 13, 2018

To travel across the world, the internet traffic hops between multiple networks to reach the destination. Update, November 13, 11:30am ET: MainOne, the Nigerian ISP that caused this mess, said on Twitter today that the whole incident was an accident. (more...)