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Google releases July 2018 security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices Google releases July 2018 security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices
- July 03, 2018

The Android P beta 3 also brings the dark mode theme and will now let users choose from Automatic (depending on wallpaper), Light and Dark. While developers got an early preview back in March, this is the third public beta of Android P that we've received. (more...)
Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts
- July 03, 2018

Samsung has acknowledged the issue in a statement released to United States outlets such as The Washington Post: "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it". How and when that happens, is still unclear, but it is not limited to a specific carrier, as customers of both T-Mobile and AT&T have experienced this new "feature". (more...)
OnePlus 6 now comes in red OnePlus 6 now comes in red
- July 02, 2018

Marques Brownlee , another tech YouTuber picked up on the news and showcased the red colour variant of OnePlus 6 lying beneath the black colour variant, with just the edge of the new phone protruding out. There is a kind of power in red, which the OnePlus logo has always tried to articulate. As usual, a new color finish revealed a new set of technical challenges that the company had to tackle. (more...)
Leaked Microsoft documents reveal ‘pocketable’ folding Surface device Leaked Microsoft documents reveal ‘pocketable’ folding Surface device
- July 02, 2018

It's meant to create a "new and disruptive" device category, as per the leaked email, and will combine "innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience". It's also said to have placed ARM processors inside prototypes, but hasn't decided whether it will stick to Intel or Qualcomm for the final device. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features and Specifications Revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features and Specifications Revealed
- July 02, 2018

Talking about the pricing of Galaxy Note 9 , its base variant is expected to be priced similar to the Note 8 i.e. around $950 (roughly Rs. 65,000) in the US. even if it is mostly experimental on the Note", Avi Greengart, mobile device analyst with GlobalData, told eWEEK . The big change will be the S Pen, which has been "completely reworked", according to the report. (more...)
California lawmakers pass ban on local soda taxes California lawmakers pass ban on local soda taxes
- July 02, 2018

In what has been described as a "Hobbesian" choice by one state legislator, AB 375 is now on the cusp of passing. Lawmakers cited several problems with AB375 during the hearings, but they were unable to make any amendments without delaying the bill's passage because of a state law requiring legislation to be in print for 72 hours before a vote. (more...)
This Is The Motorola One, Not The Motorola One Power This Is The Motorola One, Not The Motorola One Power
- July 01, 2018

It is believed that the device will be another Android One smartphone in addition to the already rumored Moto One Power . But it is unclear if it is just compact or a toned down version. As for the internal specs of the Motorola One , that information remains a mystery. Motorola gave a statement to The Verge that can be read along those lines, which says the device maker's news will " change the way people use and interact with their phones ". (more...)
Nissan injects Italian design into sports auto concept, creating GT-R50 Nissan injects Italian design into sports auto concept, creating GT-R50
- July 01, 2018

The roofline has been lowered by 54mm, with a very Euro-look lowered centre section, firmed up with crisp fold lines in the Italian "piega" (crease) tradition, while gold inlaid edges from the bottom of the doors to the shoulder lines emphasise the "samurai blade" cooling outlets behind the front wheels. (more...)
KaiOS, the OS behind JioPhone, raises $22 million from Google KaiOS, the OS behind JioPhone, raises $22 million from Google
- July 01, 2018

KaiOS Technologies Inc. the developer of an eponymous feature phone operating system that powers Reliance Industries Ltd's low-priced JioPhone, has raised $22 million (Rs 150 crore) in a Series A round of investment from Google. Reliance Jio offers its own range of KaiOS handsets, and coupling that with its low-priced data packages, KaiOS' share of India's phone market has reportedly jumped to 15 percent - overtaking Apple's iOS in the process and putting it second behind only Android . (more...)
Huawei Confirms 5G Phone & Chip Launch Next Year Huawei Confirms 5G Phone & Chip Launch Next Year
- July 01, 2018

They will be introducing these chips in March 2019 and towards the end of that quarter, they will introduce phones that will be equipped with these chips. These rollouts seem rather aggressive, especially since carriers are still in the early days of 5G testing. Huawei attributed the 5G technology to the launch of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project's (3GPP ) Release 16 specification, which, the company said will accelerate the development of 5G networks and services. (more...)
WhatsApp lets admins set group chats to broadcast-only mode WhatsApp lets admins set group chats to broadcast-only mode
- July 01, 2018

We've introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases. Since 2017, the app has added live location sharing , the ability to export user data to follow GDPR requirements , and an option to switch from voice calls to video calls . (more...)
Comcast Says Outage Nationwide, Hitting Millions of Customers Comcast Says Outage Nationwide, Hitting Millions of Customers
- June 30, 2018

Comcast is experiencing major service problems across the country . Comcast is dealing with a widespread outage of some of its services. Complaints began to roll in at around 12:30 p.m. The shares were up 1.5 percent to $33.11 at 3:22 p.m.in NY. In a series of posts responding to customers, Comcast said one of its large backbone network partners had a "fiber cut" that's affecting service nationwide. (more...)
OnePlus working on 5G phone, may tie up carriers in the US
- June 30, 2018

No details on which carrier or carriers it is negotiating with right now - currently, the OnePlus 6 is only mentioned to work with AT&T and T-Mobile. It seems like OnePlus is going to have some exciting stuff coming with its next phone, presumably named 'OnePlus 7 .' It'll be interesting to see how all this pans out. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Release Date Officially Confirmed Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Release Date Officially Confirmed
- June 30, 2018

The tipster highlighted that the new model has a similar curved Super AMOLED-backed "Infinity Display" panel that debuted on its predecessor back in August previous year. Not only this could push beyond a full day of use, he also claimed that the Note9 could last up to 25 hours of video playback in maximum brightness. The Russian tipster also made it clear that the entry-level version of the phone would come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, and the higher variant would pack 8GB ... (more...)
Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country Do you have Comcast? There's a massive service outage across the country
- June 29, 2018

This is why Sony has not updated its status site, and its customer-service account on social media are telling people to check with their ISPs. It was the second Comcast outage in the past few weeks. And it's bad. Said a customer in Pittsburgh: "Comcast internet is working on my business PC, but my credit card machines, which connect via IP (comcast) are not working at all". (more...)
Samsung unveils invite for Galaxy Note 9 Samsung unveils invite for Galaxy Note 9
- June 29, 2018

This apparently caused the camera app to request the users clean the lens while taking photos. Last year, the Galaxy Note 8 met with a modest response, with its mediocre battery life being criticised by many. Samsung Galaxy A6 has now received its first price cut in India. Spec details for the Galaxy Note 9 are still fairly light, but it's likely that a Snapdragon 845 will be included. (more...)
Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP
- June 29, 2018

And the preview for the Reddit article shows that a return for the Fortnite Playground mode LTM had been planned for today. The term means users don't need to make any purchases to get the gaming experience, but games like Fortnite do offer in-game purchases like outfits, characters, tools, and even dance moves so creators can make a profit off of players. (more...)
Blizzard Reveals Additional Details About Hamster Hero 28 Wrecking Ball Blizzard Reveals Additional Details About Hamster Hero 28 Wrecking Ball
- June 29, 2018

Videos and other in-game material referencing that story featured several mentions of a companion- and a fellow animal experiment - named Hammond. Only, Hammond isn't an ape at all. It is here that Hammond built his own ball-shaped mech: Wrecking Ball. Wrecking Ball's Grappling Claw can also knock back enemies, which might be used to get rid of a Brigitte trying to close in on allies. (more...)
Google might launch gaming hardware to accompany 'Yeti' streaming service Google might launch gaming hardware to accompany 'Yeti' streaming service
- June 29, 2018

In recent months, Google hasn't quite been able to keep its moves under wraps. According to Kotaku , Google met with several video game companies at this year's Game Developers Conference in connection with a streaming platform codenamed "Yeti". (more...)
Timo Bernhard smashes Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record Timo Bernhard smashes Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record
- June 29, 2018

Time to beat? 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds. The previous lap record, set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C, had stood for 35 years but was eclipsed by 51.58s on Thursday when Timo Bernhard hooked up a remarkable lap in the 919 Hybrid Evo. (more...)

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