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Snapdragon-Powered Laptops Could Soon Get a Big Boost

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Part of this push of the envelope has to do with rumors that there will be a first-ever socketed variant of the Snapdragon processor, meaning that it does not have to be placed directly on the motherboard. Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is also expected to be built on TSMC's 7nm process, and use ARM's Cortex-A76 architecture. It also includes Gigabit WLAN (also available on Snapdragon 850) and a new power management chip. Read More »

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak launched to celebrate record run

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He maintained an average speed of 66.5 miles per hour throughout his 5,000-foot ascent, making the trek that would demolish the previous class record. It also adds a carbonfibre splitter, side skirts and diffuser, while a rear spoiler is crafted from the same material. Just remember: Anything under 11 minutes is a good time up Pikes Peak! Drawing links to the weekend's result is a Pikes Peak motif that sits on the front wheel arches. Read More »

Apple's iOS 12 beta: what to know before you upgrade early

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Once you've installed the update , you'll also get a new "Feedback" app, which you can use to report any bugs you do encounter back to Apple . To download the iOS 12 public beta , you do not need a paid developers account, and you don't have to deal with the hassle of registering your device's UDID. Read More »

Files Go makes it easier and faster to share files offline

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Given how little users know about Android Beam , Google is certainly in need of a rebranding or something that can be baked into the system to help with local file transfers. That includes the option for 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct, which can offer transfer speeds up to 490Mbps, four times faster than before. Google is also making file transfers more secure by helping you make sure you're connected to the right device, and the transfers will also now be encrypted, which should help keep malicious ... Read More »

Microsoft reportedly partners with Razer for Xbox mouse and keyboard support

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Microsoft has publicly stated for several months now that it plans to bring mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One, but nothing has come to fruition yet. Windows Central says Microsoft is suggesting developers to have separate matchmaking lists for the two groups but is encouraging them to see how keyboard-mouse players compete against controller players, and tweak accordingly. Read More »

Apple reportedly plans high-end AirPods, new HomePod for 2019

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As for the new over-ear headphones, Apple is supposedly aiming to compete with expensive models put out by Bose and Sennheiser . Apple's latest music-focused device, the HomePod , was also delayed, and has seen sluggish sales so far - although reviewers praised the sound quality. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip iris scanner feature

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The feature was warmly welcomed by consumers around the world who have supposedly been demanding a security feature like this for ages. However, Samsung seems to have stayed with the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is positioned beside the USB Type-C port, speaker grille, and the silo for the S Pen. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 arrives with LTE for $230

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The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is officially listed on Xiaomi China website with the official pricing of the smartphone. The smartphone has a 12MP and 5MP dual-camera module at the rear with AI capabilities as seen on the newly launched Redmi 6 and Redmi Y2 . Read More »

Now Google Chrome will automatically download articles

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Google says the feature is specifically aimed at its Next Billion Users (NBU) markets, and has been made available to users in over 100 countries, including India , Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil. "It can be frustrating and hard to access the web when you lose connectivity or spend days disconnected". The new feature works like this: While you are browsing the web on a free, unmetered Wi-Fi connection, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles in the background, which you can read ... Read More »

Messenger Kids updated and launched in two more countries

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Facebook plans to add new features in subsequent updates which will be sourced from parents giving their feedback. "A growing body of research demonstrates that excessive use of digital devices and social media is harmful to children and teens, making it very likely this new app will undermine children's healthy development", they wrote . Read More »

Bethesda sues Westworld mobile game over allegations of copyright infringement

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Fallout Shelter was released three years ago on mobile formats and was later ported to the PlayStation 4 , PC, Switch, and Xbox One . "Behaviour illegally used the same copyrighted source code from " Fallout Shelter " to develop " Westworld , ' and copied Fallout Shelter's game design, art, animations, gameplay features, and other elements". Read More »

Pokemon Go Trading Feature Now Live, But Only For Some

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Nintendo has confirmed that gamers will be able to port Pokemon caught in Pokemon Go onto the Switch entries, though sadly not the other way around. According to The Verge , Kirsten Koa, a Niantic software engineer who served as technical lead on the feature told them, "We wanted to make sure we got this right". Read More »

US Supreme Court Rules States Can Tax Online Sales

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In a ruling that could benefit Nebraska and Iowa tax coffers, the U.S. Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. "This ruling clears the way (for) all retailers to compete under the same sales tax rules whether they sell merchandise online, in-store or both", said National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay. Read More »

VR Is Dead on the Xbox One

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We're not sure how many of you guys were looking forward to VR support on the Xbox, but if you were it looks like that won't be happening anytime soon. For companies like Sony, Oculus, and Samsung that already have large-scale supply chains and manufacturing centers to produce hardware in a swift manner, it is easier to develop VR solutions speedily. Read More »

The Steam Summer Sale just launched

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Before start, you will be happy to know that we have heard some rumors about the next Summer Sale which could start tomorrow. Also started recently on Steam are Developer and Publisher Homepages, something I am personally happy to see. Read More »

Galaxy S7 Active on AT&T gets Android Oreo 8.0 Update finally

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Always one or the other sucks in between likeways this time the ZTE Axon M sucks, and I wish it never existed. It's still unclear when Samsung plans to launch this device, but clearly, testing is well underway. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus , along with the Galaxy Note 8 , are three of the best Android smartphones you can buy today, and Samsung has just launched deals for all of them. Read More »

To tackle cheating, Algeria suspends internet services during school exams

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Nobody will be able to get online - via their mobile phone, tablet or computer for an hour after the start of each high school diploma exam to stop any leaks. Ethiopia undertook a similar measures a year ago after activists published the university entrance exam online in 2016. Last year, the educational authorities asked the internet service providers to stop the access to social media, but such measures were not enough. Read More »

Epic Games plans big changes for Fortnite end game

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The idea of resource caps in Fortnite sounds like an easy solution to the annoyance of watching players build a fort to the sky in order to win the majority of matches, but not every Fortnite player is thrilled by the idea. As Fortnite continues to excel across multiple platforms, and now stands as the most prominent free-to-play title on consoles, Epic has expressed interest in moving Fortnite forward within the esports scene. Read More »

Apple Delays AirPower Charging Mat Once Again Due to Technical Hurdles

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Apple briefly showed off its own wireless charging mat, dubbed AirPower, which is capable of charging multiple devices simultaneously. In fact, it seems that AirPower runs a "stripped down version of iOS" to handle power management. Plus, Apple would have then also had to bundle a wireless charger in the retail box which would have pushed its production cost up. To put this into context, Apple had reportedly planned on removing the iPhone's lightning cable entirely, previously ... Read More »

US Online Shopping Is About To Get More Expensive

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The state Senate passed a bill past year similar to the South Dakota law that the Supreme Court upheld. "It confirms we were on the right path", said Braun, who was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee when that bill was written. Read More »

No Plans to Support VR on Xbox Consoles

According to Nichols, it seems like Microsoft may be sticking to this PC gaming territory for awhile. Microsoft does not have any plans to bring virtual reality to its Xbox consoles. Following the breakout success of Oculus VR, whose Rift headset effectively launched the current resurgence of interest in virtual reality technology, Microsoft has been putting its support behind the technology via the launch of the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Read More »

Apple vs Pepper: App Store monopoly case heads to the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. If Apple loses the case then there will be a knock-on effect on other monopolistic distribution channels, such as Amazon. Losing also means Apple could have to shell out millions of dollars in compensation, something it might want to avoid given it's just been slapped with a $6.6 million (AU$9 million) fine in Australia for ... Read More »

2 carriers set to end data sales to 2 firms

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To gain access to the data, prison officers visited an online portal and uploaded an "official document" showing they had permission to access the information. As such, we noted how if you were part of the #DeleteFacebook set but were still rolling around using a stock phone on an incumbent carrier network, you failed to understand that Facebook's casual treatment of private consumer data was the cross-industry norm, not some errant exception. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy X might cost $2000 and Cancelled Galaxy Project V spotted

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Despite the supposed leak apparently hinting at a major redesign for the "slightly dated" Samsung Galaxy S line, there were some sources, as reported by Android Authority , that doubted the leak. Talking about specifications, Samsung's S9 runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. There are 64GB/128GB and 256GB storage options, expandable via a microSD card. Read More »

Measure the length of objects using AR on any ARCore device

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As its name suggests, the Google Measure app leverages AR to measure surfaces using the camera of the device. "Then drag a length tool or height tool into the scene, and adjust it to the right size". Of course, the best measuring tape is the one you have with you, and if you don't have a physical tool handy, your Android phone can now act as a decent stand-in. Read More »

Supreme Court sales tax ruling to make online shopping more expensive

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Rauschenberger says the 1992 case allowed hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to go uncollected, putting businesses in the state at a disadvantage. The court, in a ruling authored by conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, revived a 2016 South Dakota law that required larger out-of-state e-commerce companies to collect sales tax , a mandate that the online retailers fought in court. Read More »

Google Maps stops users booking Uber rides inside its app

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The app offered full native integration with Uber: users were able to enter a location, identify their route, then check different Uber prices and request a ride - without ever leaving the Maps app. But that feature is getting axed, as was first reported by Android Police . There are now around 17 cab riding services globally, which utilise this feature in the maps app. Read More »

Nintendo invites Xbox to play and be "Better Together"

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This is probably one of the biggest additions because this is the first time the feature is available on a competing console. '. Fortnite players who had an Epic account on PS4 and have tried to play the new Nintendo Switch version of the game are reporting that they have run into a problem: They're not allowed to use the same account'. Read More »

Apple’s iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911

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Partner firm, RapidSOS next generation 911 technologies will get integrated into iOS 12 in order to let the sharing of emergency location become faster and more precise. But they will soon, following a new edict from the FCC that states ALL mobile providers should be able to pinpoint a user's location within 50 meters by 2021. Read More »

Second-generation Audi A1 revealed

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The new-generation model - including aerial - is only 1.43 meters (4.7 ft) high. The regular A1 will feature a healthy amount of Audi's Quattro rallying heritage, such as a single-frame front grille and three flat hood slits reminiscent of the original 1984 Sport Quattro, but the S1 will take it to another level. Read More »

IOS 12 beta 2 is now available to developers

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The new software will be part of the ios12 update, so the consumer will not notice any changes. Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. To complement Apple's release, we now have full release notes to accompany the software, which includes what's new, what's fixed, and what's still broken, all according to Apple. Read More »