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US military sticks with Microsoft for $10bn cloud contract US military sticks with Microsoft for $10bn cloud contract
- September 07, 2020

After a second look at proposals for the "JEDI" cloud computing contract, the Pentagon concluded anew that Microsoft is the preferred choice. And no, it's not over yet: Amazon can continue contesting the contract, and most likely will. Amazon contended in a blog post that the DoD's re-evaluation of bids was a "do-over" to let Microsoft fix a flawed proposal so USA officials could "validate a flawed, biased, and politically corrupted decision". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S21 (S30) Plus monstrous battery revealed by China's 3C database Samsung Galaxy S21 (S30) Plus monstrous battery revealed by China's 3C database
- September 06, 2020

Depending on the market, the handset will be offered in LTE and 5G variants . Samsung's upcoming budget flagship - the Galaxy S20 FE aka Fan Edition - has lately been popping up in a lot of leaks , revealing hi-res renders , expected price , and even a purported launch timeline . (more...)
These Mario 3D All-Stars Graphics Comparison Videos Show Pretty Decent Improvements These Mario 3D All-Stars Graphics Comparison Videos Show Pretty Decent Improvements
- September 06, 2020

That's right: Super Mario Bros is 35, making the game considerably older than the portly plumber himself (he's 24-25, trivia fans). Home Circuit includes an RC auto with an integrated camera that can be controlled with the Nintendo Switch, players wondered how much this new toy would end up costing them, especially since the game seems to work nearly exactly like a proper Mario Kart title. (more...)
Drug racket: Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi arrested, police say important material seized Drug racket: Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi arrested, police say important material seized
- September 06, 2020

As the search was underway since morning, Patil did not say if drugs were found in Ragini's house though the sleuths scanned all the rooms, kitchen and flower pots kept in the balcony. Dwivedi, whose family hails from Haryana's Rewari, was born in Bengaluru . She has also starred in movies such as Kempegowda , Shiva , Bangari , Ragini IPS , Namaste Madam , among others. (more...)
IFA 2020: Honor GS Pro and ES smartwatches announced IFA 2020: Honor GS Pro and ES smartwatches announced
- September 06, 2020

The Honor Watch ES is for fashion-forward fitness enthusiasts. If you're after a hardier fitness tracker-cum-smartwatch, the Honor Watch GS Pro sports a reinforced stainless steel and polycarbonate casing, set around a 1.39in circular AMOLED display. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops multiplayer gameplay leaked Call of Duty Black Ops multiplayer gameplay leaked
- September 06, 2020

Streamer DougisRaw seems to have accidentally streamed part of a closed Cold War multiplayer event where streamers, content creators, and professional players were able to play the game early. The leak also confirms that the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War "plays on PS5 via backwards compatibility when it launches". Following months of uncertainty, fans of the ever-popular FPS series are eagerly anticipating the reveal of this title following Modern Warfare's ... (more...)
Facebook Messenger launches forwarding limits to combat fake news Facebook Messenger launches forwarding limits to combat fake news
- September 06, 2020

In 2018, Facebook brought a similar forwarding limit to WhatsApp in India, expanded to global markets in January past year. The social media platform also said that this new step is to make Messenger a safe and reliable platform for everyone. (more...)
Mobile Phones: Google launches the Pixel 4a smartphone at £/$349 Mobile Phones: Google launches the Pixel 4a smartphone at £/$349
- September 06, 2020

A quick scroll through the user reviews for the Google Camera app on the Google Play Store and you're bound to come across sentiments from Pixel 2 XL users complaining about this issue. Also read: OnePlus Nord Vs Samsung Galaxy M31s: Which Is The Best Mid-Ranger And What To Buy? It'll have the same Snapdragon 765G chip and 5G connectivity, as we understand it, but many questions remain. (more...)
Apple steps up renewable energy efforts in Europe with new investments Apple steps up renewable energy efforts in Europe with new investments
- September 06, 2020

The 200-meter wind turbines will be located near Esbjerg, and are expected to produce 62 gigawatt hours each year. Apple recently announced a plan to transform itself by 2030 into a company that neutralizes all carbon emissions in its production chain, from factories to servers - which means not impacting the climate through operations, not just resorting to sustainable energy. (more...)
Microsoft Store Apparently Leaked Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Gods & Monsters) Release Date Microsoft Store Apparently Leaked Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Gods & Monsters) Release Date
- September 06, 2020

Where the God of War games were pretty bloody and brutal, Immortals Fenyx Rising seems to have a more playful art style. In addition to the release date of Immortals: Fenix Rising, the marketplace also revealed another feature of the project - support for Smart Delivery technology. (more...)
What Teachers Think They Deserve This World Teachers Day? What Teachers Think They Deserve This World Teachers Day?
- September 06, 2020

Every year, September 05 is celebrated as Teacher's Day to honour the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, which presents an opportunity to express our gratitude towards those who teach us small as well as some big lessons in life. There would be ceremonies and programmes organized for teachers and the government would award certain exceptions and brilliant teachers but you can't ignore the treatment met to the teachers on the rest 364 days. (more...)
Australia Isn’t Getting The Nvidia RTX 3070, 3080, 3090 Founder’s Edition GPUs Australia Isn’t Getting The Nvidia RTX 3070, 3080, 3090 Founder’s Edition GPUs
- September 05, 2020

Gamers crave for the ultra performance which these devices provide. In the meantime, we've got a list of every known PC game that now supports RTX and DLSS, and which games that will support it on release, or plan to release an update to support these features. (more...)
The New PS5 Trailer Shows Off The Games And Features The New PS5 Trailer Shows Off The Games And Features
- September 05, 2020

While these are fairly expected answers, other developers pointed out less obvious benefits to their games. According to Brian Horton, the Creative Director for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the "beyond near-instant loading and fast-travel" allows for quicker load times and the display of more detailed assets. (more...)
Vivo Working on a Phone With Color-Changing Back Panel
- September 05, 2020

Vivo has not made this phone official yet and nothing much is known about the device apart from the colour changing glass. The same glass has also been used in the concept phone of OnePlus . This technology is low power technology, so it cannot drain the battery or heat the device. Remember OnePlus' electrochromic glass that hides the rear camera when not being used? It achieves this with the help of electrochromic glass. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa for Residential Is a Brewi Privacy Nightmare Amazon's Alexa for Residential Is a Brewi Privacy Nightmare
- September 05, 2020

Landlords can set special Alexa commands that will let their residents pay rent, submit maintenance requests, and manage other things that normally come with the territory of renting an apartment or other dwelling. Renters can link their Amazon accounts to the speaker to access all of Alexa's features. As far as we can tell, there's nothing from stopping landlords from putting a stipulation in the lease that residents have to have Drop In enabled. (more...)
Microsoft releases new technology to combat manipulated media Microsoft releases new technology to combat manipulated media
- September 05, 2020

The project analyzes each frame of videos and generates a manipulation score with a percentage indicating the chances of the media having been changed. The tool will look at minute details and imperfections in videos and images by "detecting the blending boundary of the deepfake and subtle fading or greyscale elements" that human eyes can miss out on. (more...)
New Leaks Offer Fresh Details About The OnePlus 8T 5G New Leaks Offer Fresh Details About The OnePlus 8T 5G
- September 05, 2020

A recent leak shows us an insight into the design, specs, and features of the OnePlus 8T standard variant, and they seem great. The presence of the 48-megapixel sensor makes the OnePlus 8T similar to the OnePlus 8 that also has a 48-megapixel primary sensor. (more...)
Google may launch new Pixel smartphones on September 25 Google may launch new Pixel smartphones on September 25
- September 05, 2020

But there is no news regarding the launch of the Pixel 5 XL. The launch of the 5G could be soon and probably on the same date. That's earlier than the usual October unveiling date. Pixel 4a 5G will be priced at €499 and it will come in Black and White colours. The smartphone is likely to feature a modern punch-hole display, similar to the Pixel 4a. (more...)
Philips Hue introduces Play gradient lightstrip, a do-it-yourself Ambilight of sorts Philips Hue introduces Play gradient lightstrip, a do-it-yourself Ambilight of sorts
- September 05, 2020

Philips is rolling out a new gradient LED lightstrip for your TV - and it's the company's first to be individually accessible. In addition to the new light bar, Signify today announces some other new products and updates. Philips Hue has said that the exciting technology in this light strip is the "gradient" element. It is getting a much-needed update today with a new design, output that is more than twice as bright as the original at 570 lumens, and limited edition colors. (more...)
Google Maps quietly added one of its most-requested features Google Maps quietly added one of its most-requested features
- September 05, 2020

To predict what traffic will look like in the near future, Google Maps analyzes historical traffic patterns for roads over time. Google said its traffic predictions have been "consistently accurate" for more than 97% of trips. Google additionally takes authoritative information from nearby governments for data on speed limits, tools and roadblocks. Google in the blog post also highlights how it has updated Maps to handle the sudden change from when there was a 50% increase in ... (more...)

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