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Sony Reveals Xperia 1; Features 4K HDR OLED Display Sony Reveals Xperia 1; Features 4K HDR OLED Display
- February 25, 2019

If those numbers sound at all familiar, it's because it's the standard in cinemas. The Xperia 1 has a 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED display with a 4K resolution and HDR . The additional screen space is incredibly useful for multi-tasking too, with split-screen capabilities to help you balance work and play. Sony wants to make sure you get the most out of the extra display real estate and has added a new feature to Side Sense. (more...)
Windows 10 build 18343 rolls out to Insiders on the Fast ring Windows 10 build 18343 rolls out to Insiders on the Fast ring
- February 25, 2019

Windows 10 Build 18343 hasn't introduced any new features as Microsoft is now finalizing the April 2019 Update. The features Windows Lite will come with include instant-on switch, long battery life, and simple software updates. Microsoft is also reported to drop the term "Windows" from its lighter OS and might release the product as just "Lite". Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. (more...)
More Phones Are Adding Google Assistant Buttons This Year More Phones Are Adding Google Assistant Buttons This Year
- February 25, 2019

You should read up on that, but Google wants you to know about it because it's another phone from LG with a Google Assistant button. According to Google, starting this year, more LG smartphones will get a dedicated Assistant button, including the newly unveiled LG G8 ThinQ and the mid-tier lineup: LG Q60, LG K50, and LG K40. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G may be your first 5G-ready phone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G may be your first 5G-ready phone
- February 25, 2019

Another noticeable upgrade is the battery as Xiaomi has increased the capacity from 3,200mAh on the current Mi MIX 3 to 3,800mAh for the 5G version. The smartphone has a holographic appearance on the back that shows off different colours depending on the angle of light. Together with the 16 megapixel ultra wide camera and the 12 megapixel telephoto camera, the Mi 9 achieves a DxOMark score of 107, putting it so close to the Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and even the latest ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A50 in Prism White photographed in the wild Samsung Galaxy A50 in Prism White photographed in the wild
- February 25, 2019

Separately, a leaked firmware of the Galaxy A50 has emerged on the Web. The dual-camera Galaxy A30, on the other hand, ditches the latter and lowers the resolution of the other cameras down to 16-megapixels and 5-megapixels respectively. Some of the features of the phones Samsung has teased include ultra-wide video mode, slow-motion recording, hyper-lapse video recording, and fast charging. (more...)
Microsoft HoloLens 2 With Better Display, More Immersive Holographic Gesture Controls Launched Microsoft HoloLens 2 With Better Display, More Immersive Holographic Gesture Controls Launched
- February 25, 2019

The Redmond giant at its MWC 2019 launch event claims to have doubled the field of view on the second-generation Windows Mixed reality headset vis-à-vis its predecessor, a figure that now stands at 52-degrees while maintaining the holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. (more...)
Microsoft could unveil new Xbox hardware at E3 2019 Microsoft could unveil new Xbox hardware at E3 2019
- February 25, 2019

Anaconda is said to be the higher-end, more premium-priced system of the pair, although it's apparently not going to be a completely new device. One report also states that Halo Infinite will be the flagship title to launch with Lockheart , so chances are, with it being disc-less, it'll be packed on the console on release which is definitely an interesting outlook for future console bundles. (more...)
MWC 2019: LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ MWC 2019: LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ
- February 25, 2019

And with Air Motion , users can grab a screenshot, open favorite apps, and control media content without touching the screen; this is done by using hand gestures. The 4000mAh battery is 20 per cent larger than the battery in the V40 ThinQ , too. Both have an 8-megapixel front camera with the accompanying Z Camera. (more...)
Huawei Mate X: A Foldable 5G Phone You Probably Can't Buy Huawei Mate X: A Foldable 5G Phone You Probably Can't Buy
- February 25, 2019

There is no headphone jack on the phone, like the Galaxy Fold . On the surface, the Huawei Mate X is a highly impressive piece of technology, but many questions remain regarding performance and software features. Now the second largest smartphone maker in the world, it is also due to unveil a new range of flagship devices in Paris next month. It will retail for 2,299 euros (2,607 US dollars) and is expected to be available to the public "by the summer". (more...)
Huawei MateBook X Pro, MateBook 13 and 14 launched: Price, specifications Huawei MateBook X Pro, MateBook 13 and 14 launched: Price, specifications
- February 25, 2019

Tap the phone on the new MateBook X Pro's transfer point (located to the right of the trackpad), for example, and an image in your phone's gallery is instantly transferred to that on the laptop. Other MateBook X Pro specs revealed during the keynote include the laptop's 3,000 x 2,000 screen resolution, 1,733Mbps peak Wi-Fi rate and a full speed Thunderbolt-3 port that's capable of hooking up to a 4K external display , or an external graphics card. (more...)
Yep, Intel Will be Late to the 5G Party Yep, Intel Will be Late to the 5G Party
- February 25, 2019

Apple is Intel's primary mobile phone customer. Although Intel has said that its 5G modem chip will appear in the market this year, it never mentions when the product will be arriving for consumers. If this goes on to be true and the Cupertino giant still sides with Intel , Apple will have to wait till 2020 to sell an iPhone created to work on a 5G network. (more...)
Nikes self-lacing Adapt BB shoes rendered useless with faulty Android app Nikes self-lacing Adapt BB shoes rendered useless with faulty Android app
- February 24, 2019

Many users are complaining on the Play Store that the left shoe isn't connecting. Moreover, users say the Android app isn't as feature-rich as the iOS version. One user writes, "The first software update for the shoe threw an error while updating, bricking the right shoe". We've all wanted to wear the self-lacing shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II , and now that Nike has launched their awesome Adapt BB kicks, there are some niggly issues. (more...)
Facebook Will Shut Down Data Collecting VPN App 'Onavo' Facebook Will Shut Down Data Collecting VPN App 'Onavo'
- February 24, 2019

The app will continue to function as a VPN - minus the questionable privacy invasion - for a little while to give users the chance to seek out an alternative, but it will ultimately close down completely. However, the reports highlighted by TechCrunch also claimed that the company used this app for market research. The certificate was restored later. (more...)
HMD Global’s Nokia event today: MWC livestream details, expected devices and more HMD Global’s Nokia event today: MWC livestream details, expected devices and more
- February 24, 2019

Nokia Mobile's event starts at 16.00h local time (CET) on 24th February. HMD Global will be streaming its MWC event live on YouTube as well as Facebook , so you can check out all the announcements live from Barcelona even if you are not in the city. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G coming to Europe in May for €599
- February 24, 2019

What made the Mi Mix 3 different from the existing variant is the fact that it is equipped with the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip. Well today, they have announced a revision of the Mi Mix 3 that is more in tune with the 2019 smartphone agenda. (more...)
Huawei's foldable phone is called the Mate X, poster and specs leaks Huawei's foldable phone is called the Mate X, poster and specs leaks
- February 24, 2019

Slashleaks tracked the image's source down to a post on Hupu by user POKERTEA. Like every folding phone we've seen but the Xiaomi concept , the Mate X folds in half along a central spine. The only thing we do know is the foldable phone will include Huawei's Balong 5000 modem, which will enable it to access 5G networks. And, of course, the name. (more...)
You give apps sensitive personal information. Then they tell Facebook
- February 24, 2019

The tests found at least 11 apps sent Facebook potentially sensitive information about how users behaved or actual data they entered. The report suggests none of these apps had an option for users to prevent them from sharing personal data with Facebook, nor do they necessarily make it clear to people their data is making its way to Facebook's servers. (more...)
OPPO confirms 10x lossless zoom coming in Q2, releases more details OPPO confirms 10x lossless zoom coming in Q2, releases more details
- February 23, 2019

Oppo may also give the users a glimpse of the upcoming Oppo F11 Pro , which is being teased heavily by the company since a couple of weeks. OPPO says it used a periscope module for the telephoto lens to keep the camera setup from being thick. (more...)
Galaxy S10: 5 Key Features (And Device!) To Expect Later This Week Galaxy S10: 5 Key Features (And Device!) To Expect Later This Week
- February 23, 2019

The first two variants are seen to sport a triple camera setup at the back, while the Galaxy S10 + variant is seen to sport quad cameras at the back. As told by the Korean company that users can store up to 260 plus videos of 10 minutes each at a 4K resolution. Beginning the things with the display , all three devices will originate with Infinity-O AMOLED displays with HDR+ backing. (more...)
LEGO Ford Mustang is a 60s icon with mod potential LEGO Ford Mustang is a 60s icon with mod potential
- February 23, 2019

Still, at 13-inches long, 5-inches wide, and over 3-inches high when assembled, it's not small for a LEGO model. Customization options include a hulking supercharger upgrade, ported side pipes, a duckbill rear spoiler, a more aggressive front lip, nitrous in the trunk, and a variety of interchangeable license plates. (more...)
The first 'Fortnite' World Cup kicks off April 13th The first 'Fortnite' World Cup kicks off April 13th
- February 23, 2019

Information about this tournament began to emerge midway through past year, starting with Epic unveiling its initial ideas for a Fortnite World Cup . The developer will also "provide tournament tools and prizing to select partners" to improve the presence of Fortnite esports in further countries and regions. (more...)
HTC Vive launches new VR innovation at MWC HTC Vive launches new VR innovation at MWC
- February 23, 2019

HTC has announced the Vive Focus Plus, a new version of its Vive Focus standalone headset that includes a couple of its updated motion controllers, which were first declared as developer hardware back in October. Additionally, with the aid of the WAVE platform and SDK tools, porting from PC-based VR to Vive Focus Plus will be relatively easy for developers. In most of those markets, an enterprise license will be included. (more...)
Official Cover Renders of Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus Leaked Official Cover Renders of Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus Leaked
- February 23, 2019

News website Sammobile said "we can confirm that the company is indeed developing one and that it may be launched with the Galaxy S10". Samsung's US website opened a preorder page for the much-hyped premium phone ahead of an Unpacked event slated for February 20 in San Francisco. (more...)
GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent GeForce GTX 1650 rumor spills spec details, assures us GPU is imminent
- February 23, 2019

The card will be based on the 12nm process, and its estimated price is about 180$. While obviously not confirmed, pricing is said to be $179, versus $279 and $229 for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and non-Ti, respectively. The port loadout, though, doesn't look to necessarily correspond to the size of the card; all of the GTX 1660 Ti cards we have seen so far look like two-slot thicknesses, regardless. (more...)
Best PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch deals in South Africa Best PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch deals in South Africa
- February 23, 2019

With Microsoft now working on a cross-platform Xbox Live backend, the news isn't too much of a stretch. Xbox Game Pass and by extension the Project xCloud game streaming platform will reportedly be accessible to Switch players later this year. (more...)