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Turn your Roomba's trip around the house into a playable 'Doom' map Turn your Roomba's trip around the house into a playable 'Doom' map
- December 29, 2018

It's yet another nifty technical trick in the long and storied tradition of Doom hacks, which has involved everything from freaky mod packs to running the game on toasters and printers . Now, the fruit of my labor is born. "I definitely have! Some will say that it's pointless, but I have faith in my heart that the Dark Lord will wipe these people from the face of the Earth and trap them in a dimension of eternal hellfire", Whitehouse said on his blog". (more...)
Alleged Apple iPad mini 5 case leaks showing dual rear cameras Alleged Apple iPad mini 5 case leaks showing dual rear cameras
- December 29, 2018

Leaked images of a supposed iPad Mini 5 cases are floating around the internet and some believe that at least one of the pictures suggests that Apple may be working on an iPad Pro mini. While some 2018 iPad Pro owners experiencing this issue might still be eligible to return their device for a replacement, as we noted in our initial report , there's no imminent reason for concern here, as Apple's SVP of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio, assured us: this is not a defect! Their ... (more...)
Bloomberg says Apple’s next-gen iPhones might feature new 3D rear cameras Bloomberg says Apple’s next-gen iPhones might feature new 3D rear cameras
- December 29, 2018

Sony uses a method called "time of flight" that sends out invisible laser pulses and measures how long they take to bounce back, which he said creates more detailed 3D models and works at distances of five meters. But Sony's devices are much more sophisticated and, arguably, pose pose particular risks to your freedom because they can create these depth maps from a much greater distance than Apple's current devices. (more...)
Persona 5B, Persona 5M and Persona 5S Domains Registered By Atlus Persona 5B, Persona 5M and Persona 5S Domains Registered By Atlus
- December 29, 2018

As for what exactly one of these new games could be, there are reports that have been circulating about a new version of Persona 5 that might be coming out next year. While the battles take a backseat to the story in Persona 5 , it's that daring tale of phantom thieves that keeps drawing me back in. It will be right at home on the Nintendo Switch and deserves a re-release on a new platform. (more...)
Snapchat Has Now Added AR Lenses For Your Dog Snapchat Has Now Added AR Lenses For Your Dog
- December 29, 2018

Snapchat Dog Lenses that are available as of now include butterflies, glasses, floating dog bones, and more. After creating lenses for users that could turn them into dogs, Snapchat has now officially released lenses that have been created specifically for dogs' faces (via The Verge ). (more...)
Instagram immediately pulls back update after major online backlash Instagram immediately pulls back update after major online backlash
- December 29, 2018

The network rolled back to its previous look within hours. Were you one of the fortunate/unfortunate users who managed to be using Instagram when the change took place? Adam added, "Sorry for the confusion!" The hashtag " instagramupdate " quickly became the top trending topic in the U.S.as users were annoyed with new feature which makes it more complicated to scroll through posts , including advertisements, CNBC reported . (more...)
Mixed Reality Market (2018-2023) Focus on Future Trend, Application, and Regions Mixed Reality Market (2018-2023) Focus on Future Trend, Application, and Regions
- December 29, 2018

This eases the users understanding of the market thoroughly, while also gaining knowledge about Virtual Reality Device market opportunities and the dominant players HTC vive, Sureal, Atheer labs, Bubl, Virglass, Baofeng Mojing, TVR, ANTVR, OSVR, CryWorks, Cast AR, Dreamerkr, Microsoft (HoloLens), Google, Vr BOX, Jaunt, Magic leap, FaceBook/Oculus, Matterport, Song, GoPro, SoftKinetic, NextVR, Samsung, Jingweidu Technology in the Virtual Reality Device market . (more...)
HMD Global releases Android Pie update for Nokia 5.1 Plus HMD Global releases Android Pie update for Nokia 5.1 Plus
- December 29, 2018

With the update , the company has added features like Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and more. HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has announced on Twitter that the company has started to roll out Android 9.0 Pie update and users can expect to receive the OTA update soon. (more...)
Apple's High-End iPhones Will Be Produced in India
- December 29, 2018

It is also unclear whether the production will be confined to assembly or include any component production in India. Apple's flagship range of iPhones (the iPhone XR , iPhone XS and XS Max) will be assembled in India by Foxconn as early as 2019, sources familiar to the matter informs Reuters . (more...)
Amazon's Alexa user accesses stranger's chats Amazon's Alexa user accesses stranger's chats
- December 29, 2018

However, the recordings had already been downloaded by the customer leaving it up to him to delete them. Amazon said it has "resolved the problem with the two affected customers and taken measures to further improve our procedures". From the files, coupled with Facebook and Twitter information, the magazine said it was able to identify and contact the Alexa user, whose name also was not disclosed. (more...)
Here’s what CenturyLink said overnight about the outage Here’s what CenturyLink said overnight about the outage
- December 28, 2018

According to KTVB, CenturyLink's customer service said they were aware of the outage in the 208 area code and technicians were working on a fix. Emergency 911 services in some USA states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. (more...)
Google will reportedly introduce two new Pixel phones in early 2019 Google will reportedly introduce two new Pixel phones in early 2019
- December 28, 2018

It looks like Google has more plans of launching smartphones this year. According to the leaks the rumored specs of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite, they are expected to come with 18.5:9 aspect ratio with a trimmed down display size of 5.5-inch on the Pixel 3 Lite while the Pixel 3XL Lite could be coming with a 6-inch screen. (more...)
What makes ‘Sony’s WH-CH700N Noise-Cancelling’ headphones worth buying? What makes ‘Sony’s WH-CH700N Noise-Cancelling’ headphones worth buying?
- December 28, 2018

With the Sony WH-CH700N, the noise cancelling is affecting, but very subtle when you compare with when it is not on. The newly launched headphones feature an integrated microphone that can be used as a voice assistant. It also has a frequency response between 7Hz to 20,000Hz. It features Bluetooth v4.1 and NFC. A detachable, single-sided type cable in 1.2-metre length is also bundled to enable music playback via a traditional 3.5mm jack. (more...)
Leaked renders show off rumored Motorola P40 with punch-hole camera Leaked renders show off rumored Motorola P40 with punch-hole camera
- December 28, 2018

Let's discuss why we think this phone is the most interesting Motorola smartphone revealed thus far for release in 2019. Motorola P40 could launch with Motorola One branding, reports 91Mobiles. The Motorola logo is black and is home to a fingerprint scanner. According to the leaks from the same source as the imagery here, the smartphone is 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7mm large. (more...)
Samsung Electronics' C-Lab to Showcase Innovative AI Products at CES 2019 Samsung Electronics' C-Lab to Showcase Innovative AI Products at CES 2019
- December 28, 2018

The Korean tech giant announced on December 26 that it will showcase the best AI-based C-Lab projects at CES 2019 , the world's largest electronics show to be held in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11 next year. Sensors within the stand survey head and neck positioning in real-time; when a user is exhibiting poor posture, the monitor slowly moves so the person will adjust how they are sitting. (more...)
Huawei Records All-Time Shipments of Over 200 Million Units in 2018 Huawei Records All-Time Shipments of Over 200 Million Units in 2018
- December 28, 2018

Per a press release recently shared by Huawei , it shipped out more than 200 million phones throughout 2018 - setting a new all-time high for itself. To add fuel to the fire, Huawei's CFO was arrested in Canada in December by request of the USA government for allegedly violating U.S. sactions against Iran. (more...)
LG Announces New Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Sound Bars LG Announces New Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Sound Bars
- December 28, 2018

LG's 2019 sound bar range features three models, the SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG. In other words, the speakers use fancy processing to make two-channel audio sound like multi-channel audio without generating any noise or distortion. You can control the soundbar by voice (volume controls, for example), run your smart home, check the weather, and whatever else you want to do with the Assistant. (more...)
People are not one bit pleased about Instagram's new update
- December 27, 2018

Alex Mosseri, the head of Instagram , confirmed in a tweet that the rollout was accidental, saying in a tweet : "Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated". The big shift was rolled out through over-the-air updates - meaning users got the change whether they liked it or not. And many have begun to speak out online about the change. (more...)
PlayStation Plus January 2019 Titles Announced PlayStation Plus January 2019 Titles Announced
- December 27, 2018

IGN also reviewed Zone of the Enders HD Collection , and you can check out IGN's Amplitude review as well for our thoughts on both PS3 free titles for January. These two games are available on PlayStation 4. The content will remain available for the user for as long as they continue to pay for the subscription. (more...)
IPhone XR prompts more Android users to convert to Apple IPhone XR prompts more Android users to convert to Apple
- December 27, 2018

The iPhone XR accounted for 32 percent of iPhone sales during the first 30 days it was available and accomplished Apple's goal of increasing Android converts, a new consumer report shows. Following the November 2017 launch of the iPhone X, 11 percent of iPhone sales were to customers upgrading from an Android. The data also shows that in the USA, 82% of new iPhone purchases were made by someone upgrading from an older iPhone model. (more...)
Honor View20 with punch hole display, 48MP camera launched: Price, specs
- December 27, 2018

The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost 3,499 yuan, which is around Rs 35,000 on conversion. Equipped with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS display , the new phone is powered by Huawei's own flagship-level HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor . (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL vs Galaxy S9+: Which One to Buy? Google Pixel 3 XL vs Galaxy S9+: Which One to Buy?
- December 27, 2018

The iPhone XR comes in more colours than the Pixel 3 . Additionally, there are some AR characters which, as you can see in the Pixel 3 XL samples we posted recently, look very realistic. A new visual core chip and the dual-camera setup which desperately tries to set the Pixel 3 XL apart from the previous Pixel, but ultimately adds it to our notch hall of shame . (more...)
Google's Pixel Stand turns its smartphone into a baby Smart Display Google's Pixel Stand turns its smartphone into a baby Smart Display
- December 27, 2018

The Pixel 3 uses Google Lens to pick up URLs, phone numbers emails and addresses in the real world so you can use them with your phone, without having to launch a specific app, and also comes with closer Google Assistant integration and the full version of Google's Digital Wellbeing suite. (more...)
Honor View 20 release date, price, news and features Honor View 20 release date, price, news and features
- December 27, 2018

That has turned out to be inaccurate, though, as Huawei teased the Honor V20 yesterday in full. Details on the camera's capabilities are still fairly slim, though Huawei did say that it will work with the phone's Kirin 980 chipset for tasks like AI-assisted multi-frame image processing. (more...)
Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, even for online shopping Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, even for online shopping
- December 27, 2018

When it comes to commerce, it was expected that Amazon's Alexa would have an edge, but Google's Assistant did a far better job than Alexa is providing information as well as alternatives. What is particularly interesting in all this, however, is the way in these numbers are compared with previous year: in recent months, in fact, all have improved a lot but the competing solutions to Google Assistant have filled a good part of the gap. (more...)