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These three Huawei phones allegedly tampered with performance results

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AnandTech found that four Huawei devices (and one from sub-brand Honor) run faster in benchmarking tests than normal performance: The Nova 3, Honor Play, and the flagship P20 and P20 Pro . UL rules require a device to run the benchmark as if it were any other application. This is not what the folks at UL (the makers of 3D Mark) want to happen with their benchmark test. Read More »

Google will likely announce the Pixel 3 on October 9

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Google has threw out invitations to the press and media outlets for a special product launch event on October 9th that will certainly be the official unveiling of the thoroughly leaked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . In addition to the design, most of the specs of the Google Pixel 3 have also been confirmed. At one point it seemed as if Google itself was driving the torrents of leaks to build up hype around its upcoming products. Read More »

Alleged Nokia 9 with five rear cameras leaks in a photo

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Nokia might be planning to make a comeback with the Nokia 9 and its 5 camera setup. On the body of the smartphone also has a sticker indicating the model number TA-1094. Before we get into the news here, we should warn you: if you're trypophobic you might not want to scroll down. Nokia 9 handsets of HMD Global can be given 8GB RAM and 256G storage. Read More »

Fortnite Update v5.40 Adds Grappler, Getaway LTM, and Weapon Changes

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Hopefully, this delay ensures everything with the new event and challenges works smoothly. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is not actually all that impossible - but involves playing the new Getaway LTM . There are plenty of rift locations spread out around the Fortnite Battle Royale map but they don't all spawn every time. " Some items have been removed or modified to better reflect their effectiveness ", read the patch notes . Read More »

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant Is Proprietary In-Car AI — Hey BMW

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It will be tied to the cloud and this ease of access will benefit rentals and vehicle sharing but it will also be useful in the way that the assistant can be linked to the smart speakers within your home or even your smartphone, giving you control over remotely starting the auto or other commands such as heating or cooling, before you even leave the house for work in hot summer days or cold winter mornings. Read More »

Rumours on iPhone XS Max

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Apple is expected to launch its next generation of iPhones in an event which will be held on September 12 . If this happens, it would be a significant shift from how the company names its iPhone models. The iPhone Xs variants are listed in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models, while the " iPhone 9 " is apparently available only in 64 and 256GB versions. 9to5Mac last week shared exclusive photos and details regarding Apple's upcoming OLED iPhones, reportedly dubbed iPhone Xs . Read More »

Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Plane Designs on Joe Rogan Podcast

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On Tuesday, Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton announced his resignation less than a month after taking the job; he started the day before Musk's privatization tweet. Morton, who joined the company just one month ago, said he was leaving because " the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations ". Read More »

Sergio Ramos says relationship with Spain boss Luis Enrique is good

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They face Spain in the first match of the new competition; the Nations League, a tournament that has left even the players bemused. Real Madrid and Spain global, Isco , has spoken out about working with new head coach Luis Enrique , showing support for the new rules the coach is implementing. Read More »

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement

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Mr. Ma was an English teacher before starting Alibaba in 1999 and built it into a multibillion-dollar internet colossus, becoming one of the world's richest men and a revered figure in his homeland. Seeing an opportunity for small businesses to buy and sell their goods online, he started Alibaba, initially running the company out of his apartment in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Read More »

Elon Musk smokes a blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast

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On Friday, two top executives left Tesla , including chief accounting officer Dave Morton , who resigned after less than a month on the job, citing the "public attention" on the company. This is all bad news if you work for one of Elon Musk's companies or care about him as a person. The San Francisco office of the SEC has sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding its privatization plans to determine whether Musk intentionally misled investors. Read More »

Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

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But in the interview with Rogan, which was streamed on YouTube , he appeared at ease. If such a system is connected to your auto, it could calculate when you'll be home and start the air conditioning at the optimal time to save energy, Musk said. Read More »

A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

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It uses Global Positioning System and "other sensors in the driver's smartphone", Uber says, to identify whether you've been in an accident. He said Uber would use software to flag atypcal rides and would contact drivers and riders in the event of a possible crash in what it calls " Ride Check ". Read More »

Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development

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Razer is far from announcing what the Razer Phone 2 will have to offer, but you shouldn't expect specs better than what's already available on flagship handsets like the Note 9 and the OnePlus 6. It proved to be quite a successful gaming phone and now Razer is ready to bring the second generation to the table. Razer jumped into the phone market with the Razer phone a year ago after purchasing the makers of the Nextbit Robin , a phone which offloaded apps, photos and videos to the ... Read More »

Apple's Upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone Reportedly Named 'iPhone XS Max' [u]

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And they also likely agree to keep those details under-wraps until Apple officially launches new devices to avoid leaking any unconfirmed information. Apple has also been rumoured to be planning the grand unveiling of its biggest iPhone yet that will also sport an all-screen design. Both models resemble the current iPhone X . Read More »

British Airways Loses Customer Payment Card Data in Breach

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The company said the breach is now resolved and the website is back to normal. Publicly announcing the incident this way is not only a good method to inform customers, but it may also help the air carrier get a smaller fine from UK's data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Read More »

Samsung rushing out folding smartphone to be the first to market

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Koh stated that the consumer market is now ready to accept such a smartphone , however he also asserted that the design needs some pondering to distinguish the experience from a regular tablet. Unlike the traditional flip phones that require a hinge, Samsung is reportedly making a screen that bends. Koh says that while Samsung has "nearly concluded" the development process, it's still a "complicated" process. Read More »

Briefing: China's two major phone carriers discuss merger

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Asia, according to telecom industry body GSMA, will be the largest 5G market in 2025 - driven by China, Korea, Japan and Australia. The merger, if it went ahead, would see state-controlled China Unicom merged with China Telecom , creating a combined carrier with a market capitalization of over $70 billion. Read More »

China is said to explore megamerger of mobile-phone carriers

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China Unicom said when asked about a possible merger with China Telecom that it has not received any notification from authorities about the matter, according to Caixin . Because new advances in technology typically pay huge dividends to the first mover, China apparently hopes to seize an advantage in shaping and controlling the development of 5G. Read More »

Department of Justice Charges North Korean Spy for 2014 Sony Hacking

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In a statement , the Treasury Department also linked Park to the February 2016 cyber-enabled fraudulent transfer of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank and the ransomware used in the May 2017 "WannaCry 2.0" cyber-attack, which encrypted data on Microsoft computers across the world and demanded ransom payments in Bitcoin cryptocurrency . Read More »

5-inch OLED iPhone likely to be called iPhone Xs Max

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This means that while the video itself is unofficial, how the new iPhones looks in it is based on real-world, official information. Then, there will be an iPhone X successor that will introduce improvements to performance and camera, mostly seen as an S upgrade over last year's model. Read More »

OnePlus 6T box leak reveals waterdrop notch and in-screen scanner

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And it looks like the device will have a bunch of cool features to set it apart from its predecessor OnePlus 6 . Additionally, the drawing includes a fingerprint pattern on the lower half of the screen, suggesting that the phone will ship with an in-display fingerprint sensor, something we're yet to see in a lot of mainstream devices. Read More »

This Is Battlefield V Video Details Battle Royale and More

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Elsewhere in the six-and-a-half-minute video are discussions on War Stories, the eight total multiplayer modes, changes to game mechanics and overall refinements that have been made in Battlefield V compared to its predecessors. "Reinforce buildings that've been destroyed and create chokepoints to gain the advantage, even open up new routes to flank opponents". There were comments, and memes, suggesting the "RTX On" mode was a little over-egged in the Nvidia on-stage demos, so this move ... Read More »

Some Facebook Users Face Temporary Outage; Mostly Fixed Issue

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Many users were taken aback when they a popped up message on their Facebook profile which read: Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue. Many frustrated users took to Twitter which was still operating, to express their anger. Others are seeing the message: "Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue". Read More »

Twitter not based on ‘political ideology,’ CEO tells lawmakers

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After the image was taken down, Domenech deleted his tweet at Dorsey but wrote in another tweet that he still wants Twitter to explain why it didn't take down the post sooner. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was in the hot seat Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee over his company's practices on content moderation. Read More »

Twitter testing status indicators and threaded conversations

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In an attempt to make the Twitter a more conversational platform, the San Francisco-based company announced its intention to introduce new changes in the way people interact on the platform. It will show a green dot beside a user's image when they are actively online. These features are still in testing, however, and aren't finalized with a planned rollout date. Read More »

Twitter CEO to defend company before Congress against bias claims

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Trump's comments come as Tech CEOs gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday for hearings in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on election interference. "Google remains deeply concerned about attempts to undermine democratic elections", Walker said. Sheryl Sandberg , chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during a news conference at Station F, a mega-campus for startups located inside a former freight railway depot, in Paris, Jan. Read More »

Google Chrome Turns 10 Years Old; Gets Facelift And New Features

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Users looking for a taste of this new look have been able to try it out by using Chrome Canary, the public beta version of Chrome . Today, Google has confirmed that Chrome's new Material Design theme is rolling out today in the stable channel for Android , Windows, and all other platforms. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 To Feature Asymmetrical Bezels: Rumor

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Koh spoke about the phone in broad terms - saying, for example, that "every innovation should have a meaningful message to our end customer" - but shared no specifics. on foldable status". Part of the delay seems to down to Samsung trying to design a foldable phone that will appeal to users over a normal tablet or jumbo-sized phone. Read More »

Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12

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It shows the imagined Apple Watch from all angles. In July Patently Apple reported that Apple Watch performed strongly n Q2 2018 with 3.5 million shipped worldwide which translated to 30% growth year-over-year. The panel is bigger and has more space for operation and that too without the watch getting bigger in size. It's not hard to see why the Series 1 outsells the newer model - a wallet-friendly pricing. Read More »

Huawei’s Alexa-powered AI smart speaker can make calls

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North American availability, though, is unconfirmed, and given the unwelcoming regulatory environment for Huawei in the U.S. right now, it's not hard to imagine the company deciding to skip that market altogether. The speaker cannot only connect to your home network's Wi-Fi - like an Amazon Echo or Google Home - but it can also create its very own connection to the internet with support for Cat.6 4G. Read More »