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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is likely going to India next week The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is likely going to India next week
- November 29, 2018

The media invites are already out and the smartphone will be available exclusively via Amazon India . The Huawei sub-brand Honor and parent company itself is set to launch two new devices in the country. It is expected that the Mate 20 Pro smartphone will be only Amazon Exclusive. On top of being foldable, the device will also come with a 5G-enabled modem. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro finally launched in India at Rs 69,990 Huawei Mate 20 Pro finally launched in India at Rs 69,990
- November 29, 2018

The Mate 20 Pro packs a huge 4200 mAh battery which comes with 40W Huawei SuperCharge wired charging support, and 15W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge wireless charging support. Counting out the laundry list of features , the Mate 20 Pro has a unique camera arrangement: there's a primary 40MP camera joined by a 20MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens . (more...)
New Zealand says Huawei ban not because it's Chinese New Zealand says Huawei ban not because it's Chinese
- November 29, 2018

Wellington also dismissed suggestions that its intelligence services came under pressure from allies in the "Five Eyes" spy network to bar Huawei, amid fears about cyber security and its potential links to Beijing. "We believe that our involvement in the telecommunications sector has benefited New Zealand's economy, businesses and consumers". Huawei said in a statement that it will " actively address any concerns and work together to find a way forward ", adding it has signed more than 20 ... (more...)
December games lineup revealed December games lineup revealed
- November 29, 2018

You can start playing these games on December 4th. As I mentioned, a horror game is an odd inclusion for a December lineup, but Soma boasts an impressive 79 Metascore and an 8.1 user score on Metacritic , making it a ideal holiday treat despite the theme. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa reels in Big Mouth Billy Bass at last Amazon's Alexa reels in Big Mouth Billy Bass at last
- November 28, 2018

But with Alexa functionality, things have changed a bit. Once the plastic fish is hooked up to an Amazon Echo , it can respond to Alexa voice commands, dance to the beat of songs from Amazon Music , and it even syncs its fishy lips with Alexa's words. (more...)
Fortnite 6.31 update adds Gifting to Battle Royale for a limited time Fortnite 6.31 update adds Gifting to Battle Royale for a limited time
- November 28, 2018

With software patch v6.31 for Fortnite , gamers will be able to send in-game items to their Fortnite friends. A custom message can be added if they wish. The gifting feature is available only to those that have multi-factor authentication enabled, and gifts can only be sent to players who've been your friend for at least 48 hours. (more...)
YouTube to Remove All Annotations in January 2019 YouTube to Remove All Annotations in January 2019
- November 28, 2018

Alternatively, end screens are a fairly self-explanatory interface option: users can choose that a screen shows up at the end of their video which can feature basically anything they want to highlight, like channels, products and even more links. (more...)
Samsung 860 QVO: Cheap, high-capacity SSDs aimed at everyday use Samsung 860 QVO: Cheap, high-capacity SSDs aimed at everyday use
- November 28, 2018

Designed with capacity and pricing in mind rather than raw performance, the Samsung 860 QVO family is created to provide mass storage for laptops and desktops. Overall, that's an incredibly reasonable price for a Samsung 1TB SSD. The 860 QVO also comes fitted with a MJX controller and integrated Intelligent TurboWrite technology to enable its fast transfer speeds. (more...)
Loot boxes are now being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission Loot boxes are now being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission
- November 28, 2018

Belgium has declared that games that feature the monetary system are classed as gambling games, while other AAA releases now have to confirm whether or not the feature will be included in their titles before launch . It's not just the United States that has revealed it'll be investigating loot boxes as the Federal Government in Australia has also revealed that it will be moving forward with its Senate inquiry into the matter too. (more...)
Canada’s emergency alert system to be tested Wednesday afternoon Canada’s emergency alert system to be tested Wednesday afternoon
- November 28, 2018

The alert messages will be identified as a test and will not require Canadians to take action. The test, which will take place around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, is meant to help build awareness of the Alert Ready system and to familiarize Manitobans with what an emergency alert will look and sound like. (more...)
New Zealand government agency rejects Spark's plan to use Huawei 5G equipment New Zealand government agency rejects Spark's plan to use Huawei 5G equipment
- November 28, 2018

In New Zealand, Huawei has previously helped build mobile networks. New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has told Spark that it can not use Chinese networking vendor Huawei's technology to deploy its 5G network across the nation. (more...)
Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone
- November 28, 2018

Most phones, including iPhones, now have limited support for Project Fi access on T-Mobile's spectrum. Project Fi initially launched with support for just one phone (the Nexus 6) back in 2015. Since Google won't be selling them directly through the wireless service, they might not support things like fast network switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi, or even enhanced network features . (more...)
Google improving Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth headphones across Android devices Google improving Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth headphones across Android devices
- November 28, 2018

Google have also worked closely with "leading Bluetooth audio companies such as Airoha Technology Corp., BES and Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. Fast Pair devices are still pretty rare, but naturally, Google says it's working to implement the protocol on more headphones, citing Jaybird, Anker, and Bose in particular. (more...)
Fallout 76 'Stash' limit increases next week, bulldozer terrain manipulation coming soon Fallout 76 'Stash' limit increases next week, bulldozer terrain manipulation coming soon
- November 28, 2018

Moving forward, it appears that Bethesda will have a more consistent line of communication, but a lot of work is still ahead for the company. A second update is coming on December 11, Bethesda said, and it will bring some more notable changes and features to the game, including push-to-talk settings for voice chat, respec options for players above level 50, C.A.M.P. (more...)
Best Cyber Monday 2018 Deals on Apple iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch Best Cyber Monday 2018 Deals on Apple iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch
- November 28, 2018

Apple blew the socks off the tech world when Steve Jobs originally unveiled the first iPad model. The Apple Watch Series 4 is a smart watch that tracks fitness and health, including through an ECG monitor. The massive Amazon Cyber Monday 2018 sale for the actual Cyber Monday has launched on amazon .com. The iPhone 6S is $199.99 on amazon.com . Now all the announced Amazon Cyber Monday 2018 deals are available. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ4 shown with triple rear cameras in first renders Sony Xperia XZ4 shown with triple rear cameras in first renders
- November 28, 2018

The smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch screen. Other important points to mention include no headphone jack, which is sad but wholly unsurprising, as well as a shift from a curved display on the XZ3 to a conventionally flat design. The right edge of the phone features a power button that is embedded with a fingerprint reader, a camera shutter and a volume rocker. It's hard to tell in the renders, but it looks like the company will continue to have a premium glass finish on the rear ... (more...)
Amazon reduces reliance on Intel by introducing its own server chip Amazon reduces reliance on Intel by introducing its own server chip
- November 28, 2018

In the past, Amazon has nearly exclusively used Intel's Xeon chips, so turning to its own chips enables the company to reduce its dependence on Intel. The e-commerce giant proudly said that Graviton-backed cloud service has a "significantly lower cost" than cloud services powered by Intel chips. Graviton can run web services and other applications that are less intensive and perform well when many servers work together on the same task, Amazon said. (more...)
December's Xbox Games with Gold Include QUBE 2, Xbox Original Mercenaries December's Xbox Games with Gold Include QUBE 2, Xbox Original Mercenaries
- November 28, 2018

December's lineup provides over $59 dollars in value and up to 3000 in gamerscore. Later on in the month on December 16, Never Alone , the story of an Iñupiat girl and her fox will be hitting Games with Gold. Xbox Games With Gold for December have been announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. The last title for the month is another game published by Electronic Arts called Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and will be offered from December 16 until December 31. (more...)
Realme U1 with Helio P70 SoC & 25MP Selfie Camera Launched in India Realme U1 with Helio P70 SoC & 25MP Selfie Camera Launched in India
- November 28, 2018

Coming to the pricing, the Realme U1 with 3GB and 4GB of RAM is priced Rs 11,999 and Rs 14,499 respectively. Realme U1 price in India has not been revealed by the company yet. The phone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Based on TSMC's 12nm FinFET technology, Helio P70 SoC has dual quad core set up, including four Arm Cortex-A73 2.1GHz cores and four Arm Cortex-A53 2.0GHz cores. (more...)
Android Bluetooth Fast Pair feature now works on multiple devices at once
- November 28, 2018

Last year Google took steps to simplify things with the introduction of its Fast Pair system , and today we get word of the latest Fast Pair enhancements. To pair your Android phone with a Fast Pair-enabled headset or smart speaker, enable Bluetooth and switch either of them to pairing mode. While the feature's been working fine so far, now Google wants to up its game by expanding Fast Pair to work across your Google account. (more...)
Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S debut: Pure refined Porsche
- November 28, 2018

As before, the new 911 Carrera S relies on a turbocharged, flat-six motor mounted out back. Up front, a new bumper features a more prominent splitter element along its leading edge as well as a trio of larger cooling ducts. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S hit dealerships this summer. Electric door handles now sit flush and pop out to greet you. Overall, the initial coupé model takes on a more muscular appearance, with tauter surfacing and added width to the rear wings. (more...)
Honda Passport returns as a ruggedly styled, 5-passenger SUV Honda Passport returns as a ruggedly styled, 5-passenger SUV
- November 28, 2018

Consumers can't seem to get enough crossovers and Honda is happy to oblige as it has resurrected the Passport moniker on an all-new model which will slot in between the CR-V and Pilot. Most versions of the Pilot are rated at around 22 mpg combined and it's unlikely that the Passport will be much different. With the rear seats upright, the Passport offers 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 77.9 with them folded. (more...)
You can finally gift items to your friends in 'Fortnite'
- November 28, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale players frequently bicker about which shotgun is the best. When you go into the Item Shop and choose an item to purchase, you will now be presented with two options: one saying Purchase Items and another saying Buy As A Gift . (more...)
YouTube Music offers a new student membership plan at half price YouTube Music offers a new student membership plan at half price
- November 28, 2018

Other than YouTube's mention of a 2019 rollout, the Google-owned platform didn't disclose the specific start date when YouTube Premium will give way to its free, ad-based successor. YouTube Update (05/18/2018): Google originally announced that Google Play Music subscribers will get YouTube Music's premium tier. So, who's eligible? Student plans are for all full-time students at any accredited college or university in the U.S., and YouTube says it plans to expand discounts to ... (more...)
Here’s How To Gain Early Access To ‘Red Dead Online’ Here’s How To Gain Early Access To ‘Red Dead Online’
- November 28, 2018

The world of Red Dead Online will be a continually expanding experience. I'm not going to go into the beta thinking it's flawless though; I remember Grand Theft Auto Online's rocky launch and I won't get my hopes up until it's out of beta . (more...)