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Samsung announces the closure of one of its two factories in China Samsung announces the closure of one of its two factories in China
- December 14, 2018

Though Samsung has not disclosed the production capacity of these plants, media reports from Korea place it at 36 million phones per year for the Tianjin plant and 72 million units for Huizhou plant. Samsung will close the plant in the city of Tianjin, in China's northeast. Samsung said China remains an important market for the company. In July, Samsung opened the world's largest mobile phone manufacturing facility on the outskirts of the Indian capital of New Delhi, as smartphone demand in ... (more...)
Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 to ditch your smartphone for a year Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 to ditch your smartphone for a year
- December 14, 2018

According to VitaminWater they have found that 50 percent of people claim they couldn't live without their phones . One participant will be selected and will be forced to hand over their smartphone (must be 2000s-era phone) for a full year. (more...)
New Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Shows Off Its Open World New Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Shows Off Its Open World
- December 14, 2018

The gameplay that was showcased during the stream was all pre-alpha footage which was shown to press behind closed doors earlier this year at E3 2018. Also, this game can be played either solo or in the drop-in/drop-out co-op mode. The demo showed two players heading for the same objective using different routes. (more...)
Hacked PlayStation Classic plays games from USB flash drive Hacked PlayStation Classic plays games from USB flash drive
- December 14, 2018

In fact, "cracked" might not be the right word, since the PlayStation Classic is remarkably insecure and doesn't seem to do any verification of software running on an external drive. In the case of yifanlu , the hacker had successfully managed to run Crash Bandicoot on the console via a USB drive, as seen in the video below. One homebrew developer, Pat Hartl, is now working on a program called BleemSync that would be the PlayStation Classic's equivalent of hakchi, the software used to ... (more...)
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie will rev right up to 11,100rpm The new Aston Martin Valkyrie will rev right up to 11,100rpm
- December 14, 2018

Who says large capacity naturally aspirated V12 engines are dead? Without any turbochargers helping it reach that kind of output figures, both Cosworth and Aston Martin had their work cut out for them. Even though "turbocharging has absolutely come of age and offers significant and widespread benefits, the greatest driver's vehicle of the modern era demands an internal combustion engine that sits at the absolute pinnacle for performance, excitement and emotion". (more...)
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition now available in Canada OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition now available in Canada
- December 14, 2018

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now officially on sale, with a sizable 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Customers will also get a book celebrating the history of both companies. There's also a piece of carbon fibre from the firm's F1 vehicle that's been shaped to the McLaren Speedmark logo for you to display proudly at home. (more...)
Google Assistant Gets New British and Australian Accents Google Assistant Gets New British and Australian Accents
- December 14, 2018

From there, you can choose either the new British Racing Green voice or the new Sydney Harbour Blue for the Australian voice. Of course, you're under no obligation to switch to one of these new Commonwealth accents, and the existing selection of much more American-sounding voices remains. (more...)
Toyota Supra spy shots leak online before official reveal Toyota Supra spy shots leak online before official reveal
- December 14, 2018

The wait is almost over, and a spy shot taken in a trailer has prematurely revealed the model ahead of its debut at the 2019 Detroit auto show . The shot comes thanks to a user named Supra93 on the SupraMKV forum . As we've previously reported , the Supra shares its basic platform with the BMW Z4 introduced earlier in 2018. It's likely a turbocharged, 3.0-liter unit borrowed from BMW . (more...)
Intel reveals Sunny Cove chip and finally gets its 10nm stuff together Intel reveals Sunny Cove chip and finally gets its 10nm stuff together
- December 14, 2018

Sunny Cove is based on 10nm process and expected to be available in 2019 processors. Codenamed " Sunny Cove ", Intel is touting improved instructions per clock as well as power efficiency. With Foveros and EMIB, devices comprised of smaller "chiplets", with SRAM, I/O, and power delivery circuits, can all be parts of a base die, and additional high-performance logic chiplets can be stacked on top via high-bandwidth silicon vias. (more...)
Google launches shopping website in India Google launches shopping website in India
- December 14, 2018

Aiming to enhance the experience, the Style Search in Google Lens will render a visual approach to find products. Google has announced it has revamped its shopping search features to make the experience more personal and allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ leaked by case maker Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ leaked by case maker
- December 13, 2018

According to a report on out sister site Gizmodo , the S10 will reportedly launch on February 20 2019; one week before Mobile World Congress ( MWC ). The Lite variant will come with 128GB of storage for a price of £669. Meanwhile, Galaxy S10 , that would feature a 6.1-inch display, could come with 128GB/512GB storage options, that are expected to have price tags of £799 (Rs 72,325 approximately.) and £999 (Rs 90,500 approximately.) respectively. (more...)
WTF: What's the fee? California now wants to tax text messaging WTF: What's the fee? California now wants to tax text messaging
- December 13, 2018

The wireless industry and business groups are working to defeat the proposal, according to The Mercury News . Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman told the Mercury News of the proposal, "It's a dumb idea". For customers, it could end up costing more than $220 million, because the proposal allows the charge to be retroactively applied for the past five years. (more...)
Verizon takes billions in charges for Oath, buyouts Verizon takes billions in charges for Oath, buyouts
- December 12, 2018

Oath is the name that Verizon gave to various media properties it acquired, including Yahoo in 2017 for $4.5 billion and AOL in 2015 for $4.4 billion. "In connection with Verizon's annual budget process in the fourth quarter, the new leadership at both Oath and Verizon completed a comprehensive five-year strategic planning review of Oath's business prospects resulting in unfavorable adjustments to Oath's financial projections", Verizon told the U.S. (more...)
Vivo NEX Dual Display edition has been announced starting from ~RM3033 Vivo NEX Dual Display edition has been announced starting from ~RM3033
- December 12, 2018

Both screens are Super AMOLED and the front boasts a screen to body ratio of 91.63%. Rest of the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition is as well equipped as any other flagship smartphone, if now better, from 2018. It is packed with powerful specs, but the fantastic dual display design of the smartphone is the thing that sets apart from other flagship phones. The device will be offering 10GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage . (more...)
Google Maps’ personalized ‘For You’ feature is now rolling out on iOS Google Maps’ personalized ‘For You’ feature is now rolling out on iOS
- December 12, 2018

If you needed a bit of a social media boost in your Maps app, well, Google has you covered. Over the past few years Google has sought to turn Maps from a tool to find directions to a much broader utility and personalized discovery tool. Broadly speaking, the For You section is meant to show you not only what's going on with the businesses and locations you already like, but also show you recommendations based on your experiences for new places to check out. (more...)
Citing support issues, Epic stops selling Infinity Blade games Citing support issues, Epic stops selling Infinity Blade games
- December 11, 2018

When a player picks up the "mythic melee weapon" from its pedestal for the first time, they will be granted full health and shields. Only one Infinity Blade will appear per match. This is still not active even though the game is out now on Xbox One and Epic Games Store. Fans don't have to look any farther than the official Fortnite Twitter account, where a teaser video shows off the sword from Infinity Blade III . (more...)
A look at the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition [Gallery] A look at the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition [Gallery]
- December 11, 2018

Thanks to new Integrated Circuits in both the charger and the phone , as well as finely tuned power management software , 30 watts of power flow to the handset without slowing down even when the device is being used, or generating excessive heat. (more...)
Black Ops 4 now live (December 10) Black Ops 4 now live (December 10)
- December 11, 2018

In this update, we can expect to see visual upgrades, "softer" wintery lighting and clearer smoke trails so you can see where other players are deploying. Once you make it to dry land, hop into the new ARAV armored vehicle with a friend and light up your foes with its turret-mounted machine gun. It takes about 2 seconds to fix your armor, and has to be done via the inventory management screen. (more...)
Microsoft Edge will support Chromium extensions Microsoft Edge will support Chromium extensions
- December 11, 2018

Users will be able to install progressive web apps right from the browser, a la Chrome , in addition to the Windows Store. His post came in response to the large number of questions that had been raised by people since Microsoft's announcement about the Chromium-based future of Edge. (more...)
John Romero announces Sigil in celebration of Doom's 25th anniversary John Romero announces Sigil in celebration of Doom's 25th anniversary
- December 11, 2018

The goal, Romero said on Sigil's website , was to pick up where Doom's original episodes left off in terms of both design and story. In addition to the mod itself, Romero confirmed a swanky Beast Box of Sigil edition that features a bunch of extra goodies, including a Sigil-themed coin, a pewter statue of Romero's head on a spike (that's definitely a first), t-shirt, and 8x10 art print signed by illustrator, Christopher Lovell. (more...)
Google reveals new security bug affecting more than 52 million users Google reveals new security bug affecting more than 52 million users
- December 10, 2018

With respect to this API, apps that requested permission to view profile information that a user had added to their Google+ profile - like their name, email address, occupation, age - were granted permission to view profile information about that user even when set to not-public. (more...)
Google's upcoming Pixel 3 'Lite' XL will reportedly ditch the notch Google's upcoming Pixel 3 'Lite' XL will reportedly ditch the notch
- December 10, 2018

On the part of design similarities between the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL , both models are found to have a volume rocker and a power/ lock button on the right, while a SIM tray is located on the left. The phone will have a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. They main takeaway here is that, according to the information we have at the moment from these reports, the Pixel 3 Lite XL will allegedly ditch the notch. (more...)
Play as Geralt in Monster Hunter Play as Geralt in Monster Hunter
- December 10, 2018

They say these "offer a unique gameplay experience blending RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter: World's game systems", and we'll "get to utilise his signature fighting style, seamlessly blending swordplay, combat magic, and an assortment of monster hunting equipment". (more...)
Nokia 8.1 to launch in India today: Expected price, specifications Nokia 8.1 to launch in India today: Expected price, specifications
- December 10, 2018

The Nokia 8 .1 sports a 6.18-inch display with a FHD+ (2246x1080) resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Among the more noteworthy features on Nokia 8 .1 are dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics. It also gets the PureDisplay screen technology that was first introduced with the Nokia 7.1. The Nokia 8 .1 is an Android One device much like every other Nokia phone this year and this one ships with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. (more...)
Australian Streamer MrDeadMoth In Custody After Hitting His Wife On Stream Australian Streamer MrDeadMoth In Custody After Hitting His Wife On Stream
- December 10, 2018

He cocks his arm, then appears to hit something off camera. "F-- off. I will be out soon, you dog". The woman is sobbing, and what sounds like a small child also starts to cry. In the wake of the alleged incident, which took place yesterday, the streamer's Twitch and Twitter accounts have been deactivated. While the video featuring the alleged assault was removed from Twitch , it has been viewed more than 5 million times on Twitter . (more...)