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Grimes explains unusual name for her newborn son with Elon Musk
- May 07, 2020

Shortly after X Æ A-12 was born, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO began tweeting updates about his baby's health. Many people have shared their theories behind the actual name as well, and keeping in accordance with Grimes " own explanation, many people believe that the baby might have the middle name Archangel, because of the A-12 - the Lockheed A-12 fighter jet's original code name was "Archangel'. (more...)
Facebook now working on virtual reality headset Facebook now working on virtual reality headset
- May 07, 2020

Facebook was the second largest seller of VR headsets a year ago with about 28% of shipments, trailing Sony, according to data compiled by Statista. This VR game uses UNIVRS's unique anti-motion sickness technology (patent pending) to greatly reduce the VR motion sickness that has limited VR games up until now. (more...)
Telefonica and Liberty Global in talks over United Kingdom telecomms merger Telefonica and Liberty Global in talks over United Kingdom telecomms merger
- May 07, 2020

Since Liberty Global and Vodafone have since struck up a JV in Holland, it is possible that any O2 interest in Virgin Media could be contested by Vodafone. Virgin Media declined to comment. With Liberty Goal also owning a 10 per cent stake in ITV, it is uncertain whether the British broadcaster would be included in a deal. (more...)
Here’s the New Android 11 Release Schedule Here’s the New Android 11 Release Schedule
- May 07, 2020

Normally, Google would release the Android Beta once Google I/O kicks off (which would have taken place on May 12, 13, and 14), but COVID-19 forced the major event to be cancelled entirely. Android 11 could contain a feature similar to Apple's AirDrop that will allow Android users near each other to share files. Still, automatically revoking permissions and Ethernet tethering support are new, and there's another change that flew under the radar - a way to bring back apps cleared from the ... (more...)
Leak shows Lenovo Legion, company’s first gaming phone
- May 07, 2020

The leaked images have been reported exclusively by XDA Developers . At the back, the Legion logo is right at the centre with the rear camera setup right next to it. The screen has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and will run at 144Hz, which is wild for a phone. A couple of Weibo posts also noted the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset would power the gaming phone. (more...)
5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is risky fake nonsense, United Kingdom says 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is risky fake nonsense, United Kingdom says
- May 07, 2020

Conspiracy theories linking 5G signals to the coronavirus pandemic continue to spread despite there being no evidence the mobile phone signals pose a health risk. "It beggars belief that some people should want to harm the very networks that are providing essential connectivity to the emergency services, the NHS, and rest of the country during this hard lockdown period", United Kingdom boss Nick Jeffery said. (more...)
5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says
- May 07, 2020

The U.K. government is calling on social media and video sites, including Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and YouTube, to crack down on 5G conspiracy theories after cell towers were set on fire by people believing that they were causing the global coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Former Oculus exclusive Vader Immortal heads to PlayStation VR this summer Former Oculus exclusive Vader Immortal heads to PlayStation VR this summer
- May 06, 2020

One part was telling a new, canon Star Wars story entirely in VR, and the other was translating Star Wars storytelling techniques into an interactive game. We thought the first episode was good, giving Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Story Episode 1 a 7.5 out of 10 . "Wielding a lightsaber was right there at the top of that list, but we knew that if we were going to do that, we had to do it right", Miller said in today's post on the PlayStation Blog . (more...)
Microsoft takes on Apple's new MacBook Pro with Surface Book 3
- May 06, 2020

Incredibly enough, the battery life is also improved from an official rating of "up to 9 hours of video playback" to as much as 10 hours of uninterrupted use between charges. Under the hood is a 10th-generation Intel Core processor with up to 32GB of RAM. The larger 15-inch model, with a 3,240-by-2,160-pixel resolution, has a Core i7 processor. (more...)
Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo killed in encounter at Pulwama Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo killed in encounter at Pulwama
- May 06, 2020

Phone services are likely to be temporarily disabled. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation. But while Naikoo tried to keep Kashmir's militancy away from the discourse of global jihad, he was careful to be measured in his public criticism of Musa. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: United Kingdom reveals details about contact tracing app Coronavirus outbreak: United Kingdom reveals details about contact tracing app
- May 06, 2020

Michael Gove said that if the app were to work properly, at least half of the island's population would need to download it. The anonymous sources revealed to the medical policy news service that the app had initially failed all of the tests required in order to be included in the NHS app library, including cyber security, performance and clinical safety. (more...)
Online hoaxes about US plans for mail-in voting spread quickly Online hoaxes about US plans for mail-in voting spread quickly
- May 06, 2020

Since many households have multiple voters, Miami-Dade expects to send about 520,000 forms attached to cards urging residents to apply for mail-in ballots online as the easiest option, along with calling the Elections Department directly. (more...)
LG Velvet was caught in a Korean store, full specs revealed LG Velvet was caught in a Korean store, full specs revealed
- May 06, 2020

A bunch of teasers, leaks and even a semi-official announcement already previewed the LG Velvet specs and the new "raindrop" rear-facing camera with three imaging sensors and an LED flash arranged vertically in descending order by size and a "symmetrical, flowing form factor" described as "both pleasing to the eye and pleasing to touch". (more...)
Trump’s anti-China rhetoric aimed at boosting U.S. leverage, deflecting blame Trump’s anti-China rhetoric aimed at boosting U.S. leverage, deflecting blame
- May 06, 2020

China's Ministry of State Security delivered to President Xi Jinping warnings of heightening anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, which could lead to a direct military conflict with the United States, Reuters reported on Monday. His administration, meanwhile, is also considering retaliatory measures against China for Covid-19. Novikov's missive was a response to USA diplomat George Kennan's "Long Telegram" from Moscow that said the Soviet Union did not see the possibility for peaceful ... (more...)
Riyaz Naikoo killing: heavy stone-throwing near gunfight site
- May 06, 2020

The security forces also sealed all entry and exit points of the village. Naikoo carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh and police were looking for him for eight years. He was a mathematics teacher in a private school. The gun-battle began at 9 am when the security forces launched a search operation following an intelligence input. (more...)
Forza Street Now Available on iOS
- May 06, 2020

Those who download Forza Street between May 5 and June 5 will get the Founder's Pack as a welcome gift, and it includes a rare 2017 Ford GT alongside some in-game credits and gold in the message center. Forza Street has been available for free on the Microsoft Store for Windows PCs since April a year ago and the game is based on the popular Forza franchise. (more...)
WhatsApp launches chatbot to bust fake news, allies with global group
- May 06, 2020

IFCN's chatbot is also able to identify users' country via their mobile country code and this enables it to provide information regarding the nearest fact-checking organizations. Specifically, a bot will pull from the IFCN's CoronaVirusFacts database which, with the help of fact-checkers from 74 countries around the world, has identified more than 4,000 coronavirus hoaxes according to the organization. (more...)
Google, Apple prohibit contact tracing apps to track users' location Google, Apple prohibit contact tracing apps to track users' location
- May 06, 2020

Exposure notification only works with the aid of users. The first version of the API was released to developers last week. Another important factor is that Apple and Google want people to openly share their COVID-19 status with public health authorities so that the officials shouldn't be able to extract information without your permission. (more...)
Boeing could produce Loyal Wingman fighter-like drone by middle of decade Boeing could produce Loyal Wingman fighter-like drone by middle of decade
- May 06, 2020

Boeing Co sees mass production of its unmanned, fighter-like jet developed in Australia likely happening by the middle of the decade, an executive said on Tuesday, as it rolled out the first of three prototypes. They're cheaper, and don't mean putting a pilot in harm's way. The fighter-sized Airpower Teaming System (ATS) aircraft will measure 11.7 m in length and have an operational range of more than 3,000 km. (more...)
Microsoft preps so many new game announcements it’s replacing E3 by itself Microsoft preps so many new game announcements it’s replacing E3 by itself
- May 06, 2020

No details were given for June's news, but in July Microsoft will dedicate time to show off games coming from Xbox Game Studios, including first looks at new gameplay for previously announced titles, as well as entirely new games. The above teaser for the May 7 event also reveals the new Xbox Series X boot screen and sound, which is quite serene sounding compared to that of the Xbox One. (more...)

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