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Google launches station in Nigeria, targets 200 locations by 2019

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Speaking at the unveiling of the Google Stations , the Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the initiative would address affordability and access to data as well as broadband penetration. "And together with our partners Udacity and Andela, we've provided 15,000 two-month "single course" scholarships and 500 six-month nanodegree scholarships to aspiring and professional developers across Africa ", Google said. Read More »

512GB Note 9 Model To Be Most Expensive Samsung Phone Ever

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First spotted by CNET , the company has inadvertently listed the timepiece on the United States version of its website. The listing has been removed now. Also, that is the price it is expected to be released from in the US. While the listing (now taken down) led to a dead page, it did have the image of the Galaxy Watch that revealed its design . Read More »

Resident Evil 2 won't feature VR support, and here's why

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Everything has been redesigned for modern systems: the Raccoon City Police Department, the surrounding city, and its characters, including Claire Redfield. Face the grotesque hordes - Zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect as they react in real time taking instant visible damage, making every bullet count. Read More »

Public Service Commission revokes Charter merger agreement with Time Warner Cable

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The order, which some regulatory experts said was unprecedented in recent memory, sets the stage for a legal battle between New York's top telecommunications regulator and the state's largest cable and internet service provider. "The Company has had multiple opportunities to correct these issues and either has not done so or has been openly brazen in its efforts to avoid them", the commission said . Read More »

Samsung leaks the Galaxy Watch on their own website

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You can see the black, blue and brown shades above, paired neatly alongside their S Pen. After all, the Galaxy Note 9 might prove to be the last phone in the line. But ahead of the event in New York City a slew of leaks have emerged surrounding the device. Based on the leaked photo, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is going to be sold in rose gold but of course, there could be other options when Samsung unveils it officially. Read More »

One Killed In California Wildfire As Residents Flee

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It was threatening an estimated 600 homes, authorities said. Yet another wildfire has erupted in Riverside County's San Jacinto Mountains, this one near the community of Pinyon Pines. In the Sierra Nevada, famed Yosemite National Park closed Wednesday as smoke from a fire to the west cast a pall on the region. Officials emphasized that Yosemite wasn't in imminent danger from the fire. Read More »

BTS' J-Hope Just Destroyed Drake's "In My Feelings" Challenge

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Rich Constantine, a dentist at Constantine Dental in Greenville, South Carolina, said he just wanted to calm his patients' nerves by doing a fun dance and joining in on a viral challenge . Lest anyone think the Greenville dentist would like to attract anything other than new patients, Constantine cautions he's been happily married for 13 years. Read More »

Amazon's growth is leaving the shop behind

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On a conference call with investors, Brian Olsavsky, the company's chief financial officer, attributed the quarter's success to accelerating growth in Amazon's "most profitable areas", particularly the cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read More »

Galaxy Note 9’s official cases and covers revealed in leaked renders

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Unless Samsung has optimised the Exynos 9810 for better performance, there might not be much improvement in performance with the Galaxy Note 9 compared to the performance of the Galaxy S9 duo. And there's more to it than just a tactical promotion. XDA Developers reports that the phones new S Pen will have " Fortnite " integration, which will allow players to use it for shooting or aiming. Read More »

Alleged Arsonist Arrested After Entire Town Evacuated

The blaze forced 3,200 people to evacuate in communities such as Idyllwild, Mountain Center and Lake Hemet as it destroyed five structures and threatened 2,100 homes, the agency said. "It was a father-daughter trip, for her high school graduation". The Cranston Fire is under Unified Command between the USFS San Bernardino National Forest, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, Idyllwild Fire Protection District and the Riverside County Sheriffs Office. Read More »

Mercedes Reveals Smaller 2019 A-Class Sedan For The Rest Of Us

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Inside, the A-Class Sedan shares the same dashboard as its hatchback sibling, including the excellent Mercedes-Benz User Experience ( MBUX) infotainment system . Mercedes says a relatively small frontal area and the extended rear overhang of the saloon makes it highly aerodynamically efficient. "Following the successful start of the A-Class, things at Mercedes-Benz are happening in quick succession with regard to the new family of compacts", said Britta Seeger, member of the board of ... Read More »

Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera In Development

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Fortunately, if a photographer chooses to embrace the new mirrorless camera it doesn't mean that they require all new equipment, as the U.S. webpage points out; the new cameras and lenses are "built around an all-new mount system and mount adapter for compatibility with your existing Nikon DSLR lenses". Read More »

Intel ninth-gen Core i9, i7, and i5 processor specs leaked

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As well as the cooling performance benefits, Intel's top octa-core CPUs will benefit from not looking compromised in comparison with AMD's similarly targeted processors. Intel has chosen to move to a soldered IHS for at least one reason - it can deliver a 15 to 20 degrees Celcius benefit, meaning these processors can run at higher base and boost clocks. Read More »

Samsung Unveils ‘Unbreakable’ OLED Smartphone Display Panel

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This is quite different from what is now offered, where most displays have a glass film, which is usually what cracks on impact. Samsung hasn't yet said when the panel will show up in devices, but the firm is widely expected to show off its first flexible smartphone early next year. Read More »

Qualcomm's new 5G modems are ready for next-gen smartphones

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Up to four modules can be used in a smartphone, and each of them is barely the size of a fingertip. The chipset manufacturer stated that many Android phone manufacturers including Samsung , HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, and LG seek to release 5G-enabled phones powered by Qualcomm at the first-half of 2019. Read More »

Chrome browser flags all sites that are 'not secure'

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While the search giant began to roll out 'not secure' warnings for HTTP sites with the release of Chrome 56, the latest version of the browser now has a marker for all unencrypted sites. Majority of the sites that don't have encryption are likely duping visitors deliberately as well, given that HTTPS certificates and protocols are widely available and typically don't cost a thing. Read More »

Apple's iPhones Trail Samsung, Google Devices In Internet Speeds

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It provides factual data based on a large pool of what looks like random speed tests from different locations and it's hard to argue with it. Web speeds aren't the only important device speed metric. In particular, recent analysis of the Ookla shows that the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 845 and built-in cellular modem LTE X20 is significantly superior to the Intel XMM 7360 7480 and used in versions of the iPhone to AT & T and T-Mobile. Read More »

Microsoft Reportedly Working on Two New Xbox Consoles

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Also included is the Spotlight sale, which includes games like Screencheat (67% off) and Western Press (75% off). Microsoft's two-console approach suggests the company has greater faith in widespread Internet penetration and larger data caps than what exist at present. Read More »

Nintendo Sues ROM Sites Over Copyright Infringement

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Nintendo has always been stricter than most when it comes to cracking down on ROMs, torrents, and other ways for people to download illegal copies of some of their classic games. The lawsuit sees Nintendo suing for three counts of copyright violation; copyright infringement, unfair competition, and trademark infringement. "Loveretro has effectively been shut down until further notice", the site says upon visiting. Read More »

‘Fallout 76’ beta begins in October - here’s how to register right now

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Folks who pre-order Fallout 76 at a participating retailer will get a crack at the beta. I've emailed Bethesda to ask if Fallout 76 will be available on Steam, and will update if I receive a reply. code and other important details". Let us know down in the comments! The Xbox One beta will begin first according to Bethesda's FAQ. Things are still changing and being iterated on, so we can not answer everything yet, but we encourage you to submit your questions. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite: Price, availability, and release date

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Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor (four 2.2GHz Kyro 260 cores + four 1.8GHz Kyro 260 cores) with Adreno 512 GPU. Unlike the Mi MAX 3 , which is available in both 4 GB and 6 GB RAM option, the Xiami Mi MAX 3 Pro is expected to come with at least 6 GB RAM and is likely to be priced higher than the Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 . Read More »

Uber driver suspended after secretly livestreaming hundreds of passengers

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The videos revealed passengers' personal information and their private conversations. "The troubling behaviour in the videos is not in line with our community guidelines ", it said in a statement . "This better be (expletive) content, I swear to God". Gargac said he earned $3,500 from the streaming, through subscriptions, donations and tips. The newspaper reviewed hours of Gargac's footage. Read More »

Sony announces new IMX586 image sensor with 48 megapixel resolution

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Sony has just announced a new CMOS sensor for smartphones that captures 48-megapixel photos - the highest pixel count in the industry. The sensor features 48 effective megapixels, the highest available. Scenes that are both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows. This smaller pixel size allows the new product to deliver 48 effective megapixels on a compact unit with 8.0 mm diagonal, which can be fitted on many smartphones. Read More »

Mario Kart Hot Wheels Toys Are Speeding In Next Year

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The Master Cycle Zero, introduced in the Champion of the Ballads DLC, is Link's motorcycle, making it a natural fit for the Mario Kart series. People need only to connect their Switch to the internet and download the newest update to get the horse on wheels. Read More »

Donald Trump blasts European Union following record $5 billion Google fine

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Observing the unfathomable actions and offensive proclamations of the current United States president, many in the American continent must have thought Donald Trump an "idiot" - but Google Images has taken it too literal. The operating system is being developed for use on different devices from laptops to smartphones and soon, it can completely replace Android. Google has previously said it will argue that the European Union is wrong and that it doesn't block users or handset ... Read More »

Sony opens up beta registration for next PS4 firmware update

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Other conditions include that you must be older than 18 years of age and are either subscribed to PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now . Whichever region you're in, you'll have until 27th July to put your name in the hat. The new features and additions for this upcoming PS4 firmware update are still unknown so we will have to wait and see to find out more about it. Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

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To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants - Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP ). Read More »

Loon to partner with Telkom Kenya to deploy balloon internet in 2019

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Alphabet, parent company of Google says it will be delivering internet to Kenyans using its system of balloons. The project's balloons had previously been used for non-commercial deployments to deliver coverage in the wake of natural disasters; most past year, following flooding in Peru and a hurricane in Puerto Rico. Read More »

'The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners' Announced For VR

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Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is now working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead . The Walking Dead universe is ripe for new stories in different locals; hopefully, this will prove to be something to complement Overkill's The Walking Dead later this year. Read More »