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Google+ legacy to carry on postmortem thanks to the Internet Archive Google+ legacy to carry on postmortem thanks to the Internet Archive
- March 19, 2019

With Google + specifically, the group aims to archive public content that is presently available on the social network. Archiving Google + On Reddit (via The Verge ), the Archive Team detailed all its plans, explaining that it's using scripts and the like to create a backup of the data in question. (more...)
Apple Updates Regular iMac Lineup with New Intel Processors, AMD Graphics Apple Updates Regular iMac Lineup with New Intel Processors, AMD Graphics
- March 19, 2019

In fact, it seems that the non-Retina 21.5-inch iMac isn't being updated at all; this refresh only applies to the two Retina models Apple offers. Just like its 21.5-inch brother, the 27-inch iMac is also being outfitted with Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, leading to as much as a 50% boost in graphics capability according to Apple . (more...)
Google Set to Launch Pixel 3a, 3a XL Google Set to Launch Pixel 3a, 3a XL
- March 19, 2019

As seen on the Pixel 3 devices, the upcoming Pixel 3a smartphones will also come with Active Edge squeeze feature on both the sides. "The Pixel 3a will sport a 5.6" display, and the Pixel 3a XL (sigh) will have a 6" display. The devices will also lack the display notch that is found on the Pixel 3 XL . The Pixel 3a battery is expected to be just 3,000mAh and be charged with 18W fast charging through it's USB-C port. (more...)
Racing against China, U.S. reveals details of $500 million supercomputer Racing against China, U.S. reveals details of $500 million supercomputer
- March 19, 2019

The new future supercomputer is faster than the already launched Summit supercomputer , which now can perform 200 petaflops (or 200,000 trillion calculations per second). For now the lab and Intel are declining to offer technical details behind the processes that'll power the upcoming machine. " Aurora and the next generation of exascale supercomputers will apply HPC and AI technologies to areas such as cancer research, climate modelling and veterans' health treatments". (more...)
Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib
- March 19, 2019

A good chunk of researchers are hopeful that using the Apple Watch to help spot atrial fibrillations is only the beginning. The researchers concluded that the data of the study could be used as an additional tool by doctors who are diagnosing the patients. (more...)
Nvidia will launch ray tracing on GTX GPUs Nvidia will launch ray tracing on GTX GPUs
- March 19, 2019

In-game testing showed the use of RTX cards increased the number of frames per second by a factor between 1.5 to 5 times. Prior to this, the support is only available for GeForce RTX-class cards which the company launched past year. We'll just have to wait and see if this encourages more game developers to support ray tracing, which is what Nvidia is doubtlessly hoping for. DLSS requires NVIDIA's Tensor cores to work, so this feature is very unlikely to be introduced to the older cards. (more...)
Now Spotify hits back, calls Apple 'monopolist' Now Spotify hits back, calls Apple 'monopolist'
- March 19, 2019

Apple Music, however, found the appeal more challenging, as it was evident on its statement released after the announcement of such complaint was made. All of the apps that are hosted on the App Store are subject to a revenue split that sees 70% of revenues go to the app creators and the remaining 30% go to Apple . (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S10: Everything You Need To Know Samsung's Galaxy S10: Everything You Need To Know
- March 19, 2019

Samsung also announced the other A series (which just launched in India) phones in Russian Federation. The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes in two different variants - 2GB and 3GB paired with 16GB and 32GB internal storage and are priced at Rs 7,990 and Rs 8,990, respectively. (more...)
Google Game Console COUNTDOWN: PS4, Xbox and Nintendo rival announcement coming TODAY Google Game Console COUNTDOWN: PS4, Xbox and Nintendo rival announcement coming TODAY
- March 19, 2019

When is the Google Yeti launch event? Google will announce its game streaming service today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT during a keynote address at GDC. On top of that, this week we saw Jade Raymond announce that she will serve as a vice president at the company - and we're assuming that she'll be attached the videogame side of Google (bearing in mind her past credentials). (more...)
Activision officially announces Call of Duty: Mobile for iOS and Android Activision officially announces Call of Duty: Mobile for iOS and Android
- March 19, 2019

Players will recognize numerous mobile game's weapons, as well, including models from the Modern Warfare and Black Ops games. Simply dubbed "Call of Duty Mobile", the new effort by Activision and Tencent Games appears to be the same as Call of Duty: Legends of War , a game that entered the alpha stage at the end of 2018. (more...)
WhatsApp new beta checks images shared on app WhatsApp new beta checks images shared on app
- March 19, 2019

The feature is also being built to detect unsafe pages using the "Safe Browsing" feature which was added to Android 8.1 previous year. It has a "safe browsing" feature in-built that would alert users when a page is infected with malicious content. (more...)
Xiaomi Launches Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC Xiaomi Launches Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC
- March 19, 2019

There is also 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 38,800) and the top-end model with 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage at CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs. The phone also comes with an X-shaped antenna design layout as well as dual-frequency Global Positioning System. It offers Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and comes with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Team Sonic Racing Videos Released, As SEGA Tease The Next Sonic Title Team Sonic Racing Videos Released, As SEGA Tease The Next Sonic Title
- March 18, 2019

And as a surprise at the end of the panel , Iizuka revealed that Sonic Team's development of a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog title is now underway. Completing a race will net players some in-game currency and prizes, which will unlock vehicle parts including wheels, various performance and handling mods, and rare gold parts. (more...)
Apple launches new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini Apple launches new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini
- March 18, 2019

With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple's Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability , and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is almost 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels. (more...)
Apple Quietly Releases New iPad Air And iPad Mini Apple Quietly Releases New iPad Air And iPad Mini
- March 18, 2019

So, if you are looking to upgrade your current iPad here's what's new. Apple Inc debuted a new mid-tier iPad with a larger screen and introduced the first iPad mini update since 2015. There's a dedicated Smart Keyboard available for the iPad Air, too. The company has claimed that the iPad Mini now delivers "three times the performance and nine times faster graphics". (more...)
Microsoft Opens the Halo Insider Program Microsoft Opens the Halo Insider Program
- March 18, 2019

Microsoft claimed that the test is nearly ready to be launched and, at this point, it only needs a large amount of signups. This new Halo Insider Program will replace the MCC Insider Program that 343 used to test Halo: The Master Chief Collection's numerous updates on Xbox One. (more...)
Apex Legends Season 1 Launches Tomorrow, Battle Pass Detailed Apex Legends Season 1 Launches Tomorrow, Battle Pass Detailed
- March 18, 2019

Turns out the leaks surrounding Apex's latest addition were pretty spot on ; a post on PlayStation Blog describes the fresh-faced Legend as a breath of fresh air, and he'll be available to play tomorrow, when Season 1 begins in earnest. (more...)
Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays
- March 18, 2019

This tablet replaces the iPad Mini 4 , which has been on sale continuously since 2015, and is now showing its age. Polyurethane covers cost $39 and $49 respectively for the iPad Mini and iPad Air. Be warned; these models only support the original Apple Pencil and won't be compatible with last year's stylus that came with wireless charging - which is understandable when you see the rounded edges. (more...)
Huawei Nova 4e price, specifications, features, comparison Huawei Nova 4e price, specifications, features, comparison
- March 18, 2019

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Nova 4e on the rear packs a 24-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera. Up front it has a handsome, 6.39-inch super amoled display with minimal bezels and no irritating notch anywhere. The new variant is priced at ¥2799 (~$416) and comes in Red, Black, White, and Blue. (more...)
Redmi 7 With 19:9 Display, Snapdragon 632 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications Redmi 7 With 19:9 Display, Snapdragon 632 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications
- March 18, 2019

The phone maker is scheduled to launch the new Redmi Go smartphone in the domestic market tomorrow. As far as the pricing is concerned, the Redmi 7 is expected to be priced between CNY 700 to CNY 800 (roughly Rs 9,300) for the base 2GB Ram and 16 GB storage model, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun tipped in an earlier post. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG CLA35, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Cadillac naming strategy Mercedes-AMG CLA35, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Cadillac naming strategy
- March 17, 2019

Though deeper in hue than its classic namesake, the Grabber Lime harkens back to its namesake color found on the muscular Mustangs of The Me Decade. "It's lime green on steroids", said Barb Whalen, Ford colour and materials manager, in a release. (more...)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Offers VR-Ready Gaming for Only £199 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Offers VR-Ready Gaming for Only £199
- March 17, 2019

Nvidia has announced the GeForce GTX 1660 India price and release date. The memory itself is now 6GB GDDR5 instead of 6GB GDDR6. Obviously, there are differences in the GPU engine, with the Ti version having more CUDA cores (1536 vs. We were informed that GTX 1660 will be made available through NVIDIA GeForce Official Store on Lazada Malaysia soon as well. The Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 has one large 100mm fan that's packed full of technology to increase durability and performance while ... (more...)
Google's iOS Gboard Can Translate Text Into 103 Languages Google's iOS Gboard Can Translate Text Into 103 Languages
- March 17, 2019

Download it here from App Store for free. You'll also be able to paste text and translate it to or from any supported language. Anything you type using the keyboard can be automatically translated by Translate into any of the language it supports. (more...)
"Off-topic review bombs" will no longer count toward Steam user scores
- March 17, 2019

How does Valve identify off-topic reviews? It's clear that Valve understands that people don't want to just be silenced or have negative posts censored, so the reviews themselves aren't being removed. "But as we mentioned back in our first User Review post , our data shows us that review bombs tend to be temporary distortions, so we believe the Review Score will still be accurate, and other players will still be able to find and read your review within the period", Valve wrote. (more...)
Play a (Stripped Down Version of) Dead or Alive 6 for Free Play a (Stripped Down Version of) Dead or Alive 6 for Free
- March 17, 2019

Those who opt to pick up Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters will be restricted to four characters from the game's large roster: Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego, and Bass. I enjoyed Dead or Alive 6 , so if you haven't played it yet and are interested in doing so, Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters is the best way to try it out. (more...)