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Fortnite teases It: Chapter Two crossover event with red balloons Fortnite teases It: Chapter Two crossover event with red balloons
- September 10, 2019

Multiple Reddit users have reported coming across odd red balloons all over the game's map - a clear nod the twisted clown Pennywise, as an image undeniably synonymous with IT. We still have a lot to discover about this mysterious red balloon , but what we have from it now is enough to confirm that the Fortnite x It Chapter Two collaboration is real. (more...)
Samsung announces a blockchain-branded Galaxy Note 10 exclusively for Korea Samsung announces a blockchain-branded Galaxy Note 10 exclusively for Korea
- September 10, 2019

However, analysts say it is too early to tell whether the new device will succeed given its high price, with the phone selling for around 2-thousand USA dollars. The Samsung Galaxy A50 is now available for US Cellular customers online and in stores, the company said. We haven't heard about Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders getting canceled anywhere else around the world, so this may just be a USA phenomena. (more...)
Iowa attorney general says Facebook’s power merits inquiry Iowa attorney general says Facebook’s power merits inquiry
- September 10, 2019

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday that she is leading the investigation. The new probe comes as Facebook, and big tech in general, face increased scrutiny over potential abuses. Facebook is no stranger to finding itself in the cross-hairs of lawmakers. The officials did not explicitly call out Mark Zuckerberg's company but hinted that they will be going after the major players. (more...)
Huawei launches new noise-cancelling wireless earbuds Huawei launches new noise-cancelling wireless earbuds
- September 10, 2019

The FreeBuds 3 is equipped with Kirin A1 chip that supports the Bluetooth 5.1 standard. This time, they come with active noise cancelling (ANC) feature that allows you to block out any noise around you while you're listening to music. Huawei has opted for an open-fit earbud design with stems, tucked inside a circular and glossy black or white case. As per the company, this chip can also eliminate the background noise during calls and enhance the voice simultaneously. (more...)
Midrange Smartphones With Qualcomm 5G Modems Are Coming Soon Midrange Smartphones With Qualcomm 5G Modems Are Coming Soon
- September 10, 2019

The company said Snapdragon's expanded portfolio of 5G mobile platforms is created to support all key regions and frequency bands-and it pretty much runs the gamut, covering mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum, TDD and FDD modes, 5G multi-SIM, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, and Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone (NSA) network architectures. (more...)
IPhone 11 launch liveblog IPhone 11 launch liveblog
- September 10, 2019

Milanesi was curious to see whether Tuesday's presentation includes offers iPhone deals that "bundle" music, television or game services with new handsets. The new models will come in new colors, but that's not going to buoy sales iPhone sales, Kuo said. 9to5mac.com further points out that, Mr Kuo 'expects these changes with next year's iPhones will drive YoY growth to new highs'. (more...)
Apple wants Siri to stay neutral on feminism Apple wants Siri to stay neutral on feminism
- September 10, 2019

Pointers to 1000's of contracted Siri 'graders, ' who listened to Siri's responses to verify for accuracy as a part of a particular inside program, mirrored the rewrites to make sure the digital assistant was in favor of 'equality. That's because Apple wants Siri to remain "guarded" and "neutral" when dealing with sensitive topics, according to the report. Siri will say similar or the same thing to questions about gender equality and women's rights. (more...)
Huawei unveils new chip for flagship phone Huawei unveils new chip for flagship phone
- September 10, 2019

As for United States chip producer Qualcomm, its chairman Cristian Amon introduced in a subsequent keynote address following Huawei's that the upcoming Snapdragon 7 series platform with integrated 5G is expected to be commercially ready by the fourth quarter of this year. (more...)
Apple 'Improves' App Store Search By 'Handicapping' Its Own Apps Apple 'Improves' App Store Search By 'Handicapping' Its Own Apps
- September 10, 2019

The execs also suggested, however, that some of this may also be the result of the App Store's behaviour to group apps from the same developer in search results. The plaintiffs argue that the 30% cut that Apple takes on revenue generated by app sales, subscriptions, and in-app purchases leads them to pay higher prices since they are forced to make these transactions inside the App Store. (more...)
Capcom unveil Project Resistance, watch the teaser trailer here! Capcom unveil Project Resistance, watch the teaser trailer here!
- September 10, 2019

Ahead of the Tokyo Game Show Capcom have unveiled Project Resistance . Basically, in a 4v1 game, one person plays the villain/antagonist/slasher/monster while a team of four either cooperate to defeat the antagonist or do everything in their power to survive until the end of the timed match. (more...)
Vape warning: Read FDA letter to Juul CEO Kevin Burns
- September 10, 2019

Juul and other vape manufacturers were initially given an August 2018 deadline by the FDA to present proof of the health benefits of e-cigarettes, but FDA commissioner Dr. The agency said last week that it's probing more than 450 cases possibly linked to vaping in more than 33 states. Most experts agree the aerosol from e-cigarettes is less harmful than cigarette smoke because it doesn't contain most of the cancer-causing byproducts of burning tobacco. (more...)
Days Gone's New Game Plus Mode Arrives in September Days Gone's New Game Plus Mode Arrives in September
- September 07, 2019

Sony suggests this might be a good time to check out the new Hard II and Survival II difficulty modes, both of which will drop with the New Game Plus update. Patches you earn in Days Gone's weekly challenges also work, so if you're going for a harsher difficulty, perks can make a difference. New Game Plus modes are usually a ton of fun and allow you to try the game at harder difficulties or just breeze through enemies for fun. (more...)
Motorola Moto E6 Plus 64GB Expected Specs, Release Date Motorola Moto E6 Plus 64GB Expected Specs, Release Date
- September 06, 2019

The One Zoom biggest icing on the cake is probably its Quad-Camera Setup. The Motorola One Zoom then partners these four camera sensors with a 25MP front-facing selfie camera, which also supports quad pixel shots. It measures 158x75x8.8mm and weighs 190 grams. Aimed at delivering an excellent experience in design, camera and display , the Motorola One Zoom is the company's best camera smartphone to date, but is it enough to deliver in an increasingly competitive market? For ... (more...)
2020's iPhone SE upgrade won't bring edge-to-edge display 2020's iPhone SE upgrade won't bring edge-to-edge display
- September 06, 2019

The new low-priced handset will feature Touch ID, just as expected - but it won't be the new in-display Touch ID technology that Apple could bring to other handsets in 2020. An iPhone with both Touch ID and Face ID could be released as early as 2020. Some people prefer the fingerprint sensor's familiarity, and the last model that supports it is the iPhone 8. (more...)
Lenovo Smart Tab M8 Price, Specifications, Features, Comparison Lenovo Smart Tab M8 Price, Specifications, Features, Comparison
- September 06, 2019

As the Display 7 has been created to be a hyper compact smart home hub, the device is also equipped with a far-field dual mic array, which allows commands to be issued to it from distance. What is Ambient mode? A complete new device Lenovo is introducing is the Smart Tab M8, also powered by Google Assistant . It still features a really minimalistic design that we have seen from Lenovo's line of smart home devices so far. (more...)
Some Android phones susceptible to settings attack, says security vendor Some Android phones susceptible to settings attack, says security vendor
- September 06, 2019

IMSI codes are 64-bit strings specific to each device, and in telephony networks, it can be the equivalent of an IP address, and is how mobile providers tell each user apart and how they re-route calls and SMS/MMS messages to each user. Instead, it depends upon which app has been created to accept the user-configured proxy. Huawei, LG, and Sony phones do have a form of authentication checking, but hackers only need the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the recipient to ... (more...)
Two new Acer Swift laptops fly into IFA 2019 packing discrete graphics Two new Acer Swift laptops fly into IFA 2019 packing discrete graphics
- September 06, 2019

Despite its 14.9mm ultra-thin body, it is tested to harsh US MIL-STD 810G military standards. It certainly qualifies as a powerful Ultrabook with a 10 Gen Intel Core processor (Asus did not name which model). So lightweight that it weights just 990 g. Elsewhere under the hood, the refreshed Swift 5 sports up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, and up to 512GB of PCIe storage. (more...)
Nokia unveils 'digital detox' flip phone as part of new line-up Nokia unveils 'digital detox' flip phone as part of new line-up
- September 06, 2019

Nokia made some noise at the IFA 2019 conference in Berlin, Germany by launching five new phones, one of which is the Nokia 6 .2. When it does go on sale, the Nokia 6 .2 will be available in two variants: 3GB/32GB, and 4/64GB, and will cost users €199 and €249 respectively in Europe. (more...)
New Steam Library Open Beta Coming Sept 17 New Steam Library Open Beta Coming Sept 17
- September 06, 2019

Valve insists that despite these new developer features, they will not bombard players with notifications. Separately, Valve says it's planning some Steam Labs experiments which may one day change the way the storefront displays and organizes games, provided they can make it through the arcane labyrinth that is Valve's research and development department. (more...)
Sonos Move Is the Company's First Speaker With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Sonos Move Is the Company's First Speaker With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- September 06, 2019

The device does also come with Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, but that only works over WiFi. You can still control it from a Google Assistant or Alexa-compatible device , as you can with other Sonos speakers that don't have the built-in voice control, but you won't be able to talk directly to it. (more...)

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