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Mobile extends its barely-useable free roaming data to more countries

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So in order to to make your holiday overseas even more enjoyable, T-Mobile this week announced it is updating its Simple Global plan to include 70 more countries and destinations. So the worldwide pass will give you considerably faster data, but in a very limited amount. That's not how T-Mobile treats customers - at the Un-carrier, there's no need to worry about adding a special global plan, and if you opt for high-speed data and unlimited calling, that choice is yours! All of this ... Read More »

Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i

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For the front, there are dual rear cameras as well. The phone is powered by the latest 2.2GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor along with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU . The Nova 3 is the world's first smartphone with notch display to feature dual front cameras. An example of the AI in action would be scene recognition where the camera recognizes the setting of the scene, whether you're capturing something in motion or something at night. Read More »

The Culling 2 Pulled From Steam, Developers Will Relaunch Original Game

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In a move I don't think I've ever witnessed in the gaming industry, developer Xaviant is shutting down The Culling 2 just eight days after launch. We weren't happy with the game ourselves. " The Culling 2 is not the game that you asked for, and it's not the game you expect as a worthy successor to The Culling ", Xaviant director of operations Josh Van Veld explained in a video. Read More »

Fortnite to Get Funko Collectible Figures in the Near Future

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Basically, each node in the matchmaking groups has a list of dedicated, available servers. These factors, accompanied by the "amount of dense building that occurred late in the matches" really affected the server performance to the point that players could not move properly. Read More »

Apple confirms new MacBook Pro keyboard is protected against debris

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Keyboard and Keycaps The keyboard has a membrane under the keycaps to prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism . According to a document sent to Apple Authorized Service Providers and obtained by MacRumors , the new keys have a "membrane" underneath that helps "prevent debris" from getting into the butterfly mechanism. Read More »

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Announced, Features Multi-Drop Protection

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Not only was the glass created to better resist drops, but it was also put through the paces to resist scratches from rough surfaces. " Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops", said John Bayne, VP and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, in a statement . Read More »

Microsoft confirms it's coming to Gamescom with new Xbox One bundles

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Interestingly, the company initially described the stream as featuring 'all-new Xbox hardware' in the post, although quickly edited the blurb presumably because people were losing their shit and expecting a new Xbox console. Like previous years, Microsoft will be present with its Xbox booth at which players will be able to try out the upcoming Forza Horizon 4 , State of Decay 2's upcoming Daybreak Pack, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps . Read More »

Google Assistant Gets Proactive

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Google says the app will provide "curated, helpful information" depending on what time of day it is, where you are and your recent interactions with Google Assistant. These " snapshots " of your day will also be integrated with notes and lists you jot down on Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, Todoist and other third-party apps. Read More »

Tip: Add Your Chrome or Firefox Activity to Timeline

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Also, not many Win32 apps apart from desktop Office and Adobe CC implement Timeline support so it still has to gain mainstream acceptance. Now that ability to have different devices share a web browsing history is available in the Chrome, Firefox, and Vivaldi, thanks to a new add-on by a third-party developer. Read More »

Prime Day Once Again Sets Records For Amazon

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In addition to registering record Prime Day sales, Amazon said it added more Prime members on Monday than in any other day in its history. Almost every device Amazon makes is now available at a deep discount, and you'll find every single one of them below. Read More »

Mobile adds $5 LTE worldwide data pass as free roaming spreads

Simple Global began with North America, but expanded to Europe and South America back in late 2015. Before now, that same calling rate was just $.20 per minute, so be aware of that. Today, T-Mobile announced it's expanding it's Unlimited plan benefits by adding 70 more countries where customers get unlimited data (albeit slow 2G data speeds). Read More »

Nokia X5 Goes Official With MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and Notched Display

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HMD Global is yet to confirm on the availability of the Nokia X5 outside of China. Nokia X6 Smartphone India Launch Soon; Gets Listed on Brand's Official Indian Website . It is packed with a selfie camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture that offers features like AI beauty, AI stickers, AI background blurring effect and dual-view shooting mode that allow users to use the front and rear cameras at the same time. Read More »

Toyota Supra to get 2.0 litre inline-four engine

The upcoming sports vehicle has been teased a thousand times in prototype, racing and concept form, but it has yet to be fully revealed in the flesh along with all the other juicy facts. It's said that the entry-level Toyota Supra will make 262 hp, which is more power than any of the B48-powered BMWs. The ZF document also suggests BMW's new Z4, which shares its platform with the Supra, would see the same engine options, except that it'd also get a higher-horsepower trim of the 3.0-litre ... Read More »

Blizzard does away with World of Warcraft Battle Chest pricing

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First, you needed to buy the game, which comes with 30 days of free play time. Blizzard appears has made a slight tweak to the pricing of World of Warcraft . Oh, and the $80 Digital Deluxe Edition. Despite World of Warcraft's popularity, getting into the game was likely a daunting task for newcomers. This game-changing decision is clearly an approach to attract new players and a great attempt to bring back lapsed players. Read More »

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system

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Google has a market share of more than 90 per cent for general internet search, licensed smart mobile operating systems and app stores for Android software, the European Union said in 2016. Google also gave " financial incentives " to manufacturers and mobile network operators if they pre-installed Google Search on their devices, the commission said. Read More »

Facebook hires head of chip development from Google

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Rabii's updated LinkedIn bio reveals that he's going to be serving at Facebook as a vice president and head of silicon . Apple has been doing this years already, and Google is already looking to catch up, but it seems the latest to have interest in developing its own processors is Facebook. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 official Renders reveal upcoming phone's design

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The most expensive Mi 8 series smartphone, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition will probably be available in multiple variants, despite the fact that Xiaomi only introduced the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage model. The smartphone is expected to run on Android One with the same 5.99-inch full HD+ display as seen on the Mi 6X . It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage. Read More »

No Man's Sky multiplayer mode spied in Next gameplay trailer

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We've known about the massive NEXT update for No Man's Sky for a while now, but the launch is almost upon us. Interestingly, Hello Games " statement on the update also says that you will be able to "help friends stay alive, or prey on others to survive.' How exactly this will take form is unclear. Read More »

Hi-res render of Galaxy Note 9 surfaces: yellow stylus, blue phone

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This is the second photo leaked that shows off the blue handset and bright yellow stylus . We do hope that Samsung takes care of the quality of the Note 9 and make sure that the final units are better than the prototypes. Yesterday we saw the Samsung Mobile CEO with a black S-pen for his Galaxy Note 9 so we feel that the S-pen will have different colours depending on the colour variant it is attached to. Read More »

Fortnite V5.0 Content Update Adds a Couple of New Weapons

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The Typewriter Assault Rifle for Save The World is almost identical to the Drum Gun that's available in Battle Royale . Highlights include the new SMG and some other noteworthy additions. Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. Read More »

Google Search job hunt feature now available in the UK

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Google's new tool shows you salary information, as well as the rating of the employer. Here's how it works: next time you're looking for a new job, you can just ask Google. Popular U.K. job listing sites such as CV-Library, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket, Reed, and Totaljobs are among the first to join the service, as well as other global job search sites like Monster, Microsoft's professional social platform LinkedIn, and company review site Glassdoor (via the BBC ). Read More »

Rumours Suggest That The Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Come In Three Sizes

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This will be the largest battery ever fitted in a Samsung Tab S tablet , with the preceding Tab S3 holding a 6,000mAh unit and the even older Tab S2 9.7-inch boasting a 5,870mAh battery. Meanwhile, Apple may get rid of the fingerprint sensor on its upcoming devices and focus on the proprietary Face ID facial recognition technology to secure iPhones. Read More »

More RAM for your phones: Samsung announces 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM

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It has a data rate of up to 6,400 megabits per second, making it 1.5 times as fast as the current DRAM chips used in flagship phones and allowing it to transfer 51.2GB of data in a single second. Additionally, these 10nm LPDDR5 RAM chips have been engineered to lower its voltage in accordance with the operating speed of the corresponding application processor, when in active mode. Read More »

Google Phone app forwards spam calls to voicemail

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If the caller does leave a voicemail, you also won't get a notification, though you'll have the ability to view missed calls and voicemails that have been "filtered". Yes, you still have to deal with the voicemail your "Ann" leaves and a call or two you want might get kicked there by mistake, but if you're getting a ton of spam calls it can be worth it just to not have your phone ringing all day with calls you don't want to answer. Read More »

Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver

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However, Beacon is only available in a limited number of cities and on select cars, so Uber is launching Spotlight as a way to better enable two-way communication between users and drivers as their ride arrives. These messages are read out loud to drivers and they can reply with pre-populated smart messages in a tap. Additionally, you can now add a detail or instruction in the app, like "Come to door 4" or 'I'm wearing a red hat'. Read More »

Gallery Update Brings Video Editing To OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 & 5T

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These features have been available in the OnePlus 6 since the phone launched a couple of months ago, and it's nice to see that OnePlus chose to push those very same features to its older devices. On tapping the pencil, it will show the above-mentioned video editing tools. Well, all these features have just been rolled out for older OnePlus smartphones like the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T. Read More »

Pikachu Is The First Pokémon Funko Pop Figure

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As well as introducing your oxymoronic "Friendly Rival" and Professor Oak, The Pokemon Company showcased the range of ridiculous pokemon you can ride including Onyx. More than 150 Pokemon plush toys are coming to Japan this year, with the first wave of 30 being released Friday , as Nintendo ramps up for a fresh bout of Pokemon fever with the upcoming release of Let's Go . Read More »

How to send spam calls straight to voicemail with Google's phone app

Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android cannot only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. The app now has a " filter suspected spam call " option in its settings . Calls that have been blocked will still show up in the history, but the phone won't ring when the call comes in, and there won't be any notification to warn the user of a missed call either. Read More »