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Amazon Alexa-powered microwave hands-on

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You expect to hear about new smart speakers, displays and software at an Amazon media event . The Echo Dot is available in three colours - Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone. In fact, Amazon is boasting that its new speaker is 70 percent louder than its predecessor. The Echo Input will launch soon. Well, it retains Bluetooth as well as aux output, which apparently let you hook it up to a bigger speaker ( if you have one ). Read More »

IPhone Xs MAX Durability Test - How weak is the big iPhone?

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Moreover, the customers in United States have started receiving notifications regarding the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max , which is slated to arrive by September 21. It's a missed opportunity. Huawei can't stop taking shots at Apple. How are you liking it for far? For example, you can snap a shot of a friend on a beach and blur the background for an artsy feel. Read More »

Samsung bets on smartphone rear cameras

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The 24MP lens helps users take pictures in all lighting conditions, day or night, by allowing more light in by "combining four pixels into one pixel in low light conditions", notes the company. The device will be available in select European and Asian markets beginning in the fall, with Samsung planning to release the handset to other markets in the near future. Read More »

Machines will do more work than humans by 2025, says the WEF

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Leaders of companies who have submitted their views through the LinkedIn network estimate that over half of today's workloads can be run by machines by 2025. However, Klaus Schwab, chairman of the WEF, did warn that employment gains from technology were not a "foregone conclusion" and called for more training and education to help workers adapt. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy A7 sports company's first triple camera

Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy A7 which is widely known with its codename SM-A750F. Unlike the P20 Pro and the iPhone XS , the Galaxy A7's price point puts it in the midrange category. It sports a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080x2220) Super AMOLED Infinity Display. Created to make life more convenient, the Galaxy A7 comes with Bixby4, Samsung Pay5 and Samsung Health. Read More »

OnePlus is working on a smart TV

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A built-in camera will also be also play a big part in the OnePlus TV experience, and Lau quells fears of an invasion of home privacy: "we have this in mind, and we will have a solution". The company is yet to start making its TV and are now asking for suggestions from the consumers. Lau claims that "It ( OnePlus TV ) won't be something that's ideal and absolutely complete and revolutionary from the start". Read More »

Pandora Music adds iOS 12 support, teases new Apple Watch app

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However, this task is quite intensive on a mobile device/operating system, so the iOS graphics processing library crashes, leading to a restart of the phone itself. One of the new and unfamiliar icons added to your home screen in iOS 12 will be the augmented reality measuring app called Measure. Apple has this tool covered, thanks developers . Read More »

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

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The Max model looks to be about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus , though the screen size is much larger. The company also made mention that the phones are made from surgical grade stainless steel. "I am going to go out on a limb and say the XR is going to become Apple's top-selling iPhone ", said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights. However, the XR loses out on 3D Touch and relies on Taptic Feedback for launching the camera or the flashlight. Read More »

Nintendo Direct to take place tomorrow, September 13

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Although it was recently revealed that not all games will use cloud saving, including some major first and third party titles. The link contains a FAQ page and a full table of the features available to Nintendo Switch online subscribers over those who do not subscribe, which you can see below. Read More »

Trend Micro apologizes for uploading copies of your browsing history

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As per the researcher, the Adware Doctor was collecting the browsing history of the users and was sharing the information with the China-based servers. "There is really no good reason for a "cleaning" app to be collecting this kind of user data, even if the users were informed, which was not the case". Read More »

Apple has officially killed the home button on iPhones

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The iPhone Xr , a cheaper version also announced on Wednesday , has a starting price of $749. iPhone XR price: How much does the iPhone XR cost? Both the iPhones will be available for pre-order starting September 14 and will ship starting September 21. Read More »

Apple Watch 4 wants to keep you fitter and more alive

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The Apple Watch Series 4's advanced heart-monitoring technology called electrocardiogram (EKG) has also received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, meaning it can be used as a medical device. The GPS, non-cellular 40mm versions start at $599; 44mm versions start at $649. With the bigger displays comes more room for complications, up to 8 of them. Read More »

How to Watch Apple's iPhone Event

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Samsung, the world´s biggest smartphone maker, last month unveiled its latest flagship handset, the Galaxy Note 9 , and next month Apple rival Google will hold an event at which it is likely to showcase new Android-powered top-end Pixel phones. Read More »

IPhone XS concept video shows off gold color, larger size

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Historically, the "S" versions have focused on under-the-hood improvements with little external changes. Reddit user Meechflow95 has posted a snapshot of a Speck-branded back case which is reportedly for the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 2018 model that might be called the iPhone 9 . Read More »

Cheapest 2018 iPhone May Be Much More Expensive Than We Thought

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Along with a giant display, this phone could also get a new name with a recent leak revealing Apple may ditch the usual Plus branding in favour of calling the Max . According to reports , Apple will also launch a cheaper version of the iPhone X design, unifying the entire 2018 iPhone line with the notched screen and Face ID facial recognition, dropping the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and home button. Read More »

Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoon

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The company has increased its presence outside China by investing in e-commerce and online finance companies in India and Southeast Asia. Alibaba has one of the strongest management teams in corporate China and even if he steps down, Ma is likely still to have a role in setting top-level strategy, says Brock Silvers, MD of Kaiyuan Capital. Read More »

What We Think Apple Has In Store For the iPhone

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The company has remained coy about the release date, specs, pricing and just about everything else. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and the 6.5-inch model, which is allegedly going to be called the iPhone XS Plus , can be seen with a Gold metallic frame body with a shiny Black back. Read More »

Huawei announces Mate 20 Lite, coming September 5

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This allows the camera to manipulate the picture contrast to highlight objects in various parts of the photo. When compared with its predecessor - the Kirin 970 - the Kirin 980 chip delivers a 20% improvement in chip performance and 40% improved power efficiency. Read More »

Vodafone bets on $8 billion merger to boost Australia business

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta, said, "The Australian telecommunications market is characterised by the presence of Telstra and Optus ". Shares were trading 2% lower after the announcement. The Board of TPG also indicated to distribute a fully franked cash special dividend to TPG shareholders prior to completion of the merger. Read More »

Confirmed: Apple Will Release New iPhones On September 12

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Another leak shows the Apple Watch Series 4 complete with a larger, near-bezel-free display. Those details, as well as the rumored new iPads and Macs, should be revealed at Apple's event on september 12 . And a mid-range iPhone with a 6.1-inch LCD display. Extra features like bringing live sports and news to the TV app were also announced . Apple TV 4K is the first (and only) streaming device to support both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Read More »

Massive Apple leak shows official pictures of the unreleased iPhone XS

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Following Apple's announcement of an impending iPhone event on September 12 , where the company will unveil the iPhone XS lineup (and a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone), the Apple Watch Series 4 will get some time on stage as well. Apple is one of those companies that makes people wait all year for its new products with bated breath. Lastly, on the software side, it looks like Apple has done some work on the watch face, adding a lot more complexity to it. Read More »

2018 iPhone Shipments to Reach Peak Levels Since iPhone 6 Lineup

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The upcoming phones, planned to be unveiled in September, show the company is adjusting its strategy. In 2016, Apple Inc . revealed that it has reached a breakthrough of 1 billion active devices. All three devices are expected to use Face ID and gestures. All in all, this is another Apple device to get excited for. In 2013, Apple launched the iPhone 5c, which was essentially an iPhone 5 in plastic casing. Read More »

Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters’ woes

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That shouldn't have been necessary, Hickey said , because the company's policy is to immediately remove data speed restrictions when contacted in emergency situations. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the data slowdown - known as throttling - "had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services" for firefighters dispatched to the Mendocino Complex wildfires in Northern California. Read More »

The Network showed a "removable" button on the new Galaxy Note 9

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There are two RAM storage models including 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 512GB storage. Amid intense competition in the mid-range smartphone segment, South Korean major Samsung Electronics has reworked its strategy to incorporate new innovations to its mid-range devices rather than limiting advanced features to just the premium range of products. Read More »

Nvidia reveals $800 GeForce RTX 2080 at Gamescom 2018

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Nvidia's next-generation gaming graphics cards , the RTX 20 series, will launch on September 20 with a pair of products that'll start at $699. In short, ray tracing technology is capable of more realistic global illumination and accurate projections of ambient light, and affords the ability to efficiently calculate the reflections and light sources that exist outside of the screen space. Read More »

Profit at China's Tencent falls for first time in 13 years

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Tencent in a statement said regulators had received a large number of complaints about the game, which has sold over eight million copies worldwide. The role-playing game is the latest instalment in the long-running series developed by Japanese firm Capcom and requires players to hunt and slay fearsome fantasy beasts. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is stopgap ahead of major revamp, say analysts

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Originally, Samsung's AI speaker was expected to debut at the IFA 2018, Europe's largest consumer electronics event scheduled for the end of this month. We finally know what the "major upgrade" for the S Pen is, and we finally know what the new colors are. Galaxy Note9 also delivers a PC-like experience with Samsung DeX. Read More »

Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

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Fortnite is a mega-popular, fight-the-demons, post-apocalyptic video game, and it's about to come out on Android . The game, for now, is available exclusively on Samsung devices through the company's app store. Will going off market plunge you into Android gloom? Fortnite for Android beta is now available, but not on the Play Store . Fortnite has generated over $180 million in just a few months when it was made available in late March. Read More »

Nintendo Announces Four New Characters For "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'"

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You can disable all stage hazards if you like, or select two stages before a match that will unpredictably "morph" into each other. The Super Smash Bros . Players will have 28 hours worth of music tracks to pick from, but you won't be able to play just any theme music on any stage . It's been one hell of a day for Smash , and if the game keeps growing on top of this, I can't imagine how stacked the site will be come December. Read More »

Pixel 3 XL leaks in retail box with USB-C earphones

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The new leaked pictures don't really show off anything new about the device, apart from the new USB-C earbuds that will come with the device itself. I certainly wouldn't choose the Pixel 3 XL over the iPhone X or the many Android handsets that are far more attractive. Update, August 08, 10:51AM ET: More images have been posted alongside an unboxing video that very briefly shows off the Pixel 3 XL in all of its glory as well as the packaging and accessories bundled with the phone. Read More »

Motorola debuts Moto Z3 as Verizon exclusive; 5G MotoMod coming in 2019

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On the specification front, the new Moto Z3 flagship smartphone comes with a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160X1080 pixel of resolution. The modularity of the Moto Z line is what allowed Motorola to launch the world's first "5G-upgradeable" smartphone. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Read More »

This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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In an official promo video on Samsung's YouTube channel, a message stated "meet the new super powerful Note ". The brief teaser essentially shows the overall design of the smartphone, something that was already hinted at in the pre-order announcement. Read More »

Google reportedly plans to release a censored search app in China

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Multiple media sources are reporting that Google is working on a search service for the Chinese market, specifically modified to meet the censorship demands of the country's governing Communist Party . At the moment, references to The Intercept's article and the development of the search engine are being promptly expunged from Weibo, another fact that does not appear to bode well for Google's chances. Read More »