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Samsung's Galaxy Fold (SM-F9000) CMIIT certification confirms China launch

Samsung's Galaxy Fold (SM-F9000) CMIIT certification confirms China launch All of the phones in the sale are unlocked and come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Ahead of its expected debut, the Galaxy S10 and S10 + have appeared on China's 3C (China Compulsory Certificate) certification board. On the left side of the handset is where the SIM slot is. Aside from the 10th edition of its flagship Galaxy S series , Samsung is busy working on bringing the Galaxy M se... [Full Article...]

Is the Facebook '10 year challenge' people are posting harmless?

Is the Facebook '10 year challenge' people are posting harmless? Why did you wear that shirt all the time? "Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition". In short, it's been a viral Internet thing that's been a lot of fun for many people. However, she also said it has the potential to be used for "genuinely creepy" reasons, such as to assess a person's eligibility for healt... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm refused to supply processors for iPhones

Qualcomm refused to supply processors for iPhones What is interesting though is that Williams revelation quite belies earlier held notions that Apple has unilaterally decided against using Qualcomm modems for its latest crop of iPhones. Qualcomm wanted to have something low enough that it did not impede progress even if it became a commercial product and it wanted to see the product used as broadly as possible earth wide. [Full Article...]

USA pursuing charges against Huawei for alleged trade secret theft, report says

USA pursuing charges against Huawei for alleged trade secret theft, report says USA officials warned that Huawei's network equipment may contain "back doors" that could open them up to cyber espionage. Huawei has stated that a dispute with T-Mobile was settled in 2017 after a report said U.S. The company was founded by Ren Zhengfei, a former officer in the People's Liberation Army. In early December, Ren's daughter and Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada up... [Full Article...]

GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform

GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform Ford said the hybrid can tug up to 5,000 pounds (down just 600 pounds from the Explorer's max tow rating of 5,600 pounds), which is 1,500 pounds more than a Highlander Hybrid can haul. Inside, a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster is standard. All-wheel drive will be optional on the Explorer hybrid. The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will make 318 horsepower and is projected to be rated for... [Full Article...]

Samsung showcases its vision for connected living

Samsung showcases its vision for connected living CES 2019 is taking place in Las Vegas right now and even if there arent many phone announcements coming from there, some companies still pull some surprises out of the sleeve. It will also be the first time that Samsung offers three different models of one flagship, the Active models notwithstanding . Laundry Planner allows you to select wash cycles and finish time-based on your schedule. [Full Article...]

Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa devices

Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa devices CNET is tracking all the Google Assistant and Alexa announcements out of CES 2019 . In fact, Google says one out of every seven Google Home devices that were activated over the holidays was a Google Home Hub . It will also focus heavily on enabling partners to make more Alexa features this year, and to push hard on worldwide expansion to drive those adoption numbers even higher. [Full Article...]

Foldable tablet from Xiaomi showed in video

Foldable tablet from Xiaomi showed in video Blass says it's unclear whether the device in the video is legitimate, and whether Xiaomi indeed made it. The UI on the device keeps adapting when it is folded and switches automatically from tablet UI to phone UI after folding and the bottom bar gets narrower. [Full Article...]

"The Mad Box is coming" - Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell

According to Bell, the Mad Box is the answer to the growing monopoly problem. The company isn't particularly keen on having developers create titles that are exclusive to the Mad Box , and will leave it to them to decide how they want to make their releases available. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7

Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7 Celebrations at Microsoft will, however, be muted, since there are only 12 months left to get those Windows 7 hold-outs onto the preferred version 10 platform. One year later, it admitted that prediction was overly optimistic-partly because of the demise of the Windows Phone. While it's true to say that Windows 10 is now the most popular desktop OS, it's still a very close run race. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales

Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales While App Store is definitely stricter in its apps guidelines compared to Google Play Store, a recent app has managed to infiltrate into the App Store, and it's called "Setup for Amazon Alexa ". Other Amazon devices that sold well were the Fire TV Stick 4K and the regular Echo. With so many people presumably receiving an Echo smart speaker on the holiday, the servers in Europe became over... [Full Article...]

Investigations Started on CenturyLink Outage, 911 Failures 28 December 2018

Investigations Started on CenturyLink Outage, 911 Failures 28 December 2018 The cities of Balch Springs, Cockrell Hill, Sachse, Seagoville and Wilmer were also affected. Counties all over the U.S. reported downtimes of their 911 call centers over the past hours, impacting states such as Washington , Oregon , Minnesota , Massachusetts , Idaho , New Mexico , Missouri , Arizona , Colorado , and even some 911 services across the border, in Canada . [Full Article...]

Instagram 'back to normal' after bug triggers temporary change to feed

As mentioned in the update's messaging, Instagram's feed now resembles its Stories feature , giving users the ability to quickly go through each post . The app's development team must have heard us all, because they've reportedly changed the app back to its old format already! Usually, change can be pretty hard to adapt to but when you're altering something that people have gotten so used to... [Full Article...]

January 2019 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold

January 2019 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold As well as the two main heavy hitters, PS3 users will be happy to hear that they're receiving both the Harmonix-developed Audiosurf-like Amplitude and Zone of the Enders HD Collection . The PlayStation Classic is a remake of the original PlayStation console, and it has a number of "classic" games pre-installed. PlayStation Plus free games represent a special gift from Sony, dedicated to... [Full Article...]

One off McLaren P1 GTR by MSO revealed

One off McLaren P1 GTR by MSO revealed One unnamed individual is responsible for the vehicle you see here. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has completed a unique new McLaren P1 GTR project to mark the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's maiden Formula 1 World Championship. [Full Article...]

This could be Samsung's answer to Google's 'Night Sight' and OnePlus' 'Nightscape'

This could be Samsung's answer to Google's 'Night Sight' and OnePlus' 'Nightscape' It's possible to make out the design of the Galaxy S10 smartphone in numerous images of the protective cases included in the listing, seemingly revealing key design elements of the as-yet unannounced handset. You can probably guess what that is-it's Samsung's version of Google's nearly magical Night Sight feature on the Pixels. Taking picture. /string string name="super_night_guide_ready" Br... [Full Article...]

PH improved to 8th place as most gender equal country - WEF

PH improved to 8th place as most gender equal country - WEF The report, however, noted that Manila needs to improve in closing the gender gap in its health and survival category. It calls for more efforts to address the gap, saying it will take 108 years to get rid of gender inequality under the current rate of change. [Full Article...]

Huawei unveils its 48-megapixel Nova 4, complete with hole-punch display

Huawei unveils its 48-megapixel Nova 4, complete with hole-punch display The device features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and it also retains a 3.5mm headphone jack. Launched after weeks of teasers and hype-building , the Huawei Nova 4 features a 25MP selfie camera embedded into the display, similar to that seen on the Honor View 20 and Samsung's Galaxy A8 with "Infinity-O" display . [Full Article...]

Google Assistant Gets Australian and British Accents

Google Assistant Gets Australian and British Accents English setting-which lets it understand you, if that's the sort of accent you got. The language option is most good and helpful to people, therefore if you haven't buy any smart speaker till date you can go for Google Home because of new accents. [Full Article...]

Apple tries to dodge iPhone sales ban in China with software update

Apple tries to dodge iPhone sales ban in China with software update Apple warned that the ban would hurt manufacturers like Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. - known also as Foxconn - and other suppliers. This move comes after Qualcomm successfully secured an injunction against Apple's sales of various older iPhones in China on Monday. [Full Article...]


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