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HTC Now Banks On 5G Hub After Struggling With Smartphones HTC Now Banks On 5G Hub After Struggling With Smartphones
- February 27, 2019

The HTC 5G Hub is touted to be a plug-and-play entertainment hub and a home media centre that can be used to stream videos from apps like Netflix and can also be connected to a TV. The HTC 5G Hub will be available from carriers such as Sprint (US), Telstra (Australia), Three UK, Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Sunrise (Switzerland), and Elisa (Finland). (more...)
Energizer's Smartphone With An 18000 mAh Battery is Absolutely Ridiculous Energizer's Smartphone With An 18000 mAh Battery is Absolutely Ridiculous
- February 27, 2019

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful all the time, necessitating bigger and bigger batteries. At Mobile World Congress this week, Energizer unveiled a new device that's nearly overkill on the battery problem. The Power Max P18K Pop offers unimpressive specifications compared to the flagship announced at MWC 2019. A notable feature is its elevating selfie camera system which consists of one 16MP sensor and a 2MP lens. (more...)
4G and 5G Vulnerability: Caller’s location can be tracked 4G and 5G Vulnerability: Caller’s location can be tracked
- February 27, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a number of major security holes in the communications protocols governing 4G and 5G networks . The report was obtained by TechCrunch , and the team will present it at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium in San Diego today. (more...)
Pokemon Direct Set For February 27, 2019 Pokemon Direct Set For February 27, 2019
- February 27, 2019

Pokemon Quest is a free-to-play game, while the more traditional-inspired remake of Pokemon Yellow came out a year ago as Pokemon: Let's Go , Pikachu and Pokemon : Let's Go, Eevee . The most recent Pokemon game was Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch . Just kidding. We can never have enough. Then again, it could be something else Pokemon related , so don't get your hopes up too high. (more...)
Apple developing its own sleep-tracking tech for Apple Watch Apple developing its own sleep-tracking tech for Apple Watch
- February 27, 2019

Specifically, "by 2020", according to Bloomberg's typically reliable inside sources, basically meaning this year's Series 5 or next year's Series 6 should implement the feature for the first time. However, the Beddit 3.5 remains very much a niche accessory for Apple. While Apple's fitness tracking features do impress, the lack of native sleep tracking support has been disappointing. (more...)
Baptiste confirmed as latest Overwatch hero Baptiste confirmed as latest Overwatch hero
- February 27, 2019

To find out more about Baptiste, check out his abilities video below, followed by his origin video and some images of the new character. Blizzard has yet to offer an official release date, but Baptiste will be hitting the public test realm sometime soon. (more...)
Qualcomm Is Building 5G Into Chipsets and PCs Qualcomm Is Building 5G Into Chipsets and PCs
- February 26, 2019

Qualcomm has already started shipping Snapdragon 8cx 5G units to PC makers including Lenovo, and the first devices using this new 5G PC platform are expected to be avilable in late 2019. The integration of the 5G modem with the application processor helps reduce power consumption and the amount of space the chips take up in a device, letting phones be even sleeker than before or pack in even larger batteries. (more...)
Oppo's folding smartphone prototype looks a lot like Huawei's Mate X Oppo's folding smartphone prototype looks a lot like Huawei's Mate X
- February 26, 2019

Accordingly, Huawei are promoting it as the world's "fastest foldable 5G phone". The Chinese firm's Mate X , launched during the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, is fitted with an 8-inch external screen that wraps around the smartphone body when folded outward. (more...)
Sprint 5G Launches in May in Select Cities
- February 26, 2019

Sprint isn't launching its 5G service on millimeter wave as it lacks licenses to broadcast on the airwaves, instead opting for the 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum, which is faster than LTE but doesn't reach as far, per The Verge . LG's V50 ThinQ is Sprint's first 5G smartphone. While it's obvious that not every inch of these cities will be blanketed in 5G, Sprint claims it will have fairly wide access. (more...)
Say hello to microSD Express - the new fastest memory card for smartphones Say hello to microSD Express - the new fastest memory card for smartphones
- February 26, 2019

And thanks to leveraging existing PCIe and NVMe technologies like Bus Mastering and Host Memory Buffer, microSD Express cards should be able to communicate with other hardware components without having to first task the CPU. This far exceeds older microSD cards (the previous max is on the 3rd gen Ultra High-Speed UHS-III at 624MB/s) making these comparable to miniature removable Solid State Drives . (more...)
YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments
- February 26, 2019

In response to Watson's posts, a number of big brands have pulled their advertising from YouTube . San Francisco- American telecommunications giant AT&T has pulled all advertisements from video-sharing platform YouTube as the latter is dealing with issues regarding predatory comments on videos of children, the CNBC has reported. (more...)
Fortnite teases pirate theme for season 8 in new image Fortnite teases pirate theme for season 8 in new image
- February 25, 2019

Fortnite developer Epic Games has posted the second teaser for Season 8. That's when players will probably see the next update instead of a last season seven update on Tuesday or Wednesday as usual. Fortnite has had limited PvE elements in the battle royale mode such as the zombies which appeared periodically though never went over exceptionally well, so it could be that these serpents will provide an extra challenge for players. (more...)
Microsoft's Next Console To Be Called "Xbox Scarlet"
- February 25, 2019

The official blog post on build 18334 says "We're excited to bring technology tailor-made for gaming to Windows", though it stops short of explaining exactly what that technology is. Microsoft has an interest in pushing the company's Xbox One system and gaming on Windows 10. While it is certainly easier to develop games that run on PCs and consoles, thanks to consoles becoming more like PCs in many regards and improving development options, improving that process further could give ... (more...)
The Nintendo Switch can now run Android, sort of The Nintendo Switch can now run Android, sort of
- February 25, 2019

I doubt this is the end of the duo's work, but be aware that if you want to try anything like this yourself it's a surefire way to void any warranty on your console. It even runs the unreleased, still in development Android Q! While Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do, audio still doesn't. Most important, however, is that all of this runs only on the CPU, not utilizing the NVIDIA Tegra X1's powerful graphics capabilities. (more...)
Anthem Sold 10% Of What Destiny Sold In Its UK Launch Week
- February 25, 2019

It may be number one, but Anthem only managed to sell half of what Mass Effect Andromeda did during its launch week. More embarrassing still, Eurogamer adds that Anthem has sold "roughly a quarter" of Destiny 2's week one physical total, while Ahmad it has " sold around 10% " of Destiny 1's week one total. (more...)
‘Resident Evil Zero,’ ‘Resident Evil 1,’ ‘Resident Evil 4’ Dated for Switch ‘Resident Evil Zero,’ ‘Resident Evil 1,’ ‘Resident Evil 4’ Dated for Switch
- February 25, 2019

Today, Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil HD Remaster , Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 4 will all release on Nintendo Switch on May 21st in all regions. In Europe , all three games will be sold separately digitally. The release of the three Resident Evil games on the Nintendo Switch will mean that they've been ported to multiple platforms since their releases. (more...)
(2019-2025) Aluminum Master Alloy Market Useful Research Conclusions|Business Plans|Strategies With Forecast (2019-2025) Aluminum Master Alloy Market Useful Research Conclusions|Business Plans|Strategies With Forecast
- February 25, 2019

The worldwide " Artificial Larynx market " statistical surveying report is an inescapable research report that contacts the most imperative parts of the Artificial Larynx platform that is important to be gotten a handle on by an expert or even a layman. (more...)
Volkswagen T-Roc R is just a taller Golf R Volkswagen T-Roc R is just a taller Golf R
- February 25, 2019

Don't expect any great shocks in the spec, then, or for what's there to change much before production is confirmed. It's mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive system and will see the T-Roc R sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 4.9 seconds. (more...)
World's First 1TB MicroSD Cards Shown Off at MWC World's First 1TB MicroSD Cards Shown Off at MWC
- February 25, 2019

If, for some reason, you need absolutely loads of storage on your smartphone or tablet, then you'll be pleased to know that two microSD cards have been announced at MWC 2019 with 1TB of storage - making them the highest capacity microSD cards in the world. (more...)
The Outer Worlds Release Date Seemingly Leaked on Steam Page The Outer Worlds Release Date Seemingly Leaked on Steam Page
- February 25, 2019

An update to the game's Steam page included the release date, along with details on language support and more, though clearly someone hit the switch too early. The Outer Worlds is Game Informer's current cover story, and it's entirely possible the publication's coverage will end with confirmation of a release date - it wouldn't be the first time. (more...)
Huawei Mate X: foldable 5G smartphone that costs $2600 Huawei Mate X: foldable 5G smartphone that costs $2600
- February 25, 2019

The Mate X's dual SIM caters for both 4G and 5G. When unfolded, the device has an 8-inch display with a resolution of 2480 x 2200. Huawei Mate X marks the company's latest move to seize the initiative amid the global 5G roll-out race. Arguably even more impressive is the new 55W Supercharge charger. While the battery capacity of these new foldable devices all sit around the same levels, it's still not clear how much life they'll provide. (more...)
Oppo's foldable phone has been shown off (sort of) Oppo's foldable phone has been shown off (sort of)
- February 25, 2019

To me, it's far more elegant-looking that the Samsung Galaxy Fold , with smaller bezels all around and a more usable main display for phone mode. While I've only done some initial testing with the camera, DXOMark has given it its joint-highest score, alongside Huawei's Mate 20 Pro . (more...)
Latest Patent Suggests PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Almost Certain Latest Patent Suggests PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Almost Certain
- February 25, 2019

The patent also refers to the ability to adjust the performance of legacy technology on updated hardware, which could be related to Sony's discovered plans for " Remastering by Emulation ", i.e. While the patent is not directly attributable to the PlayStation or PS5, Mark Cerny , the PS4's lead architect, is listed as one of the patent's inventors. (more...)
Microsoft doubles, then triples down on HoloLens Microsoft doubles, then triples down on HoloLens
- February 25, 2019

Microsoft says it has solved the biggest problems with its ambitious HoloLens mixed-reality headset: it's doubled the field of view, and tripled the comfort, allowing wearers of the business-oriented augmented reality device to see more, and for longer. (more...)
Mysterious Bethesda placeholders appear on Amazon Mysterious Bethesda placeholders appear on Amazon
- February 25, 2019

The placeholders were spotted by Twitter user Wario64 and haven't been updated since. Along with the placeholders, Bethesda has added a video resembling Fallout's classic 10-second retro counter. This could mean it's a remake/remastered version of an older iteration of Fallout or a new one. Whatever it turns out to be, the placeholder has already made the top of Amazon's PS4 bestsellers list thanks to people locking it in before the price goes up. (more...)