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Google's Phone app to filter spam calls Google's Phone app to filter spam calls
- July 18, 2018

The new feature, which will work on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above, improves how the Google Phone app handles spam , further preventing users from being disturbed by the unwanted calls. If the Assistant is successful in its call, a notification is sent to the Google account owner and the event is added to their calendar. Additionally, should the caller decide to leave a message in the voicemail, the receiver will still be able to access it. (more...)
Samsung talks about 8 Gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM Samsung talks about 8 Gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM
- July 18, 2018

The 16GB DDR5 DRAM which was developed in February is also in the lineup. This makes it the "most versatile memory solution for next-generation smartphones and automotive systems", according to Samsung. Samsung claims that it was able to achieve this level of performance thanks to several architectural enhancements. The new memory can thus attain a much higher speed while reducing power consumption. (more...)
Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day
- July 18, 2018

Amazon and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos , have a long history of thwarting unionization efforts in the United States. Looking for more? Step right this way, sir/madam. The next-largest online retailer, eBay (EBAY), has just 6.6 percent of online sales. Nearly 1,800 workers in Spain went on strike Monday, according to The Washington Post , and more are expected to join the protest on Tuesday in Germany and Poland . (more...)
Here are the 70 new emojis coming to Apple devices this fall Here are the 70 new emojis coming to Apple devices this fall
- July 18, 2018

This was revealed by Google on World Emoji Day on Tuesday (July 17), in a ranking of the top 10 most frequently used emojis in Gboard - the company's virtual keyboard for iPhones and Android phones. "As always, some of the most vocal requests for new emojis are about representation, and this update delivers some of the most common requests". We have to admit: the mooncake emoji looks particularly tasty. (more...)
Teardown Reveals Why MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard Is More Reliable, Quieter Teardown Reveals Why MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard Is More Reliable, Quieter
- July 16, 2018

And if you like talking to your computer, there's also support for hands-free "Hey Siri" commands to save that oh-so-bothersome process of tapping a key or clicking an icon. Apple confirmed the new keyboard isn't created to fix the dust issue, so things are still up in the air for now. Although this is just an opinion, iFixit has backed up its claim with an Apple patent , that shows the exact same design, even being labeled that the membrane was created to "prevent and/or alleviate ... (more...)
Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
- July 15, 2018

Flipkart's Big Shopping Days to Start From 16 July; Offers Mobile Discounts, Cashback Deals and More . Apple maintains that this issue only affected a small percentage of users in the past, and it's too early to tell if the keyboard in the MacBook Pro 2018 will be affected. (more...)
Microsoft Teams Free Version Is Now Available Microsoft Teams Free Version Is Now Available
- July 15, 2018

The free version will provide unlimited chat messages and search for up to 300 people, as well as built-in audio and video calling for individual, group and full team meetings. Phone calls, recording meetings, increased security and other features are added if businesses decide to upgrade to a paid version that requires a subscription to Office 365. (more...)
Aston Martin Resurrects Cygnet Concept With A V8 Engine Aston Martin Resurrects Cygnet Concept With A V8 Engine
- July 15, 2018

Recently, one Cygnet owner called on the Q by Aston Martin personalzation department to give his or her auto the performance worthy of the badge on its nose. 380mm discs with six-piston monoblock calipers are at the front, and 330mm discs with four-piston monoblock calipers at the rear. The Q team had to fashion new wheel arches for the front and rear tracks, however, which are much wider than normal. (more...)
This Is the Galaxy Note 9's New S Pen This Is the Galaxy Note 9's New S Pen
- July 13, 2018

The poster may show just the back side of the phone , but it's enough to reveal plenty of details. Also before we forget, There are reports that the phablet is now open for pre-sale in Poland for 4299 zloty (that's their currency), that's around ~RM4688 but then again, European pricing tends to be higher so it should be much lower than that. (more...)
Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops
- July 13, 2018

The new chip, T2, which is also installed in the iMac Pro , is capable of activating Siri, a voice assistant, by saying "Hey Siri". Technically, Apple has admitted only that "a smaller percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models" have demonstrated the sticky key issue. (more...)
Wimbledon relaxes cellphone ban ahead of World Cup semifinal Wimbledon relaxes cellphone ban ahead of World Cup semifinal
- July 12, 2018

The tennis final is scheduled for 14:00 BST on Sunday and the big football match kicks off two hours later. He said: "It's not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something happens in the football tournament and I am sure everybody will understand if it does". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaks with keyboard cover and stylus Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaks with keyboard cover and stylus
- July 11, 2018

When you're at the top of your game it's hard to keep things quiet, and Samsung is finding this out the hard way again this year with first the Galaxy Note 9 render leaking this morning and now the Galaxy Tab S4 . Most notably, the bottom bezel (or rather the chin) below the display is slightly smaller than that on the Note 8. Accompanying the poster was a message from the Chinese maker explaining that there is no longer going to be a Note 9 and that it is excited to launch the Note 10 ... (more...)
Xiaomi's weak debut signals trouble for upcoming Hong Kong tech listings Xiaomi's weak debut signals trouble for upcoming Hong Kong tech listings
- July 11, 2018

However, Xiaomi was still able to secure $4.7 billion United States dollars from institutional investors. Enthusiasm for Xiaomi may have waned because investors are holding out for other big Chinese tech IPOs on the horizon, Hong said. Although the largest offering by a technology company in four years, Xiaomi had originally been hoping to attract as much as HK $22 per share in its planned float of about 2.18 billion shares. (more...)
Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch
- July 11, 2018

The game is a free-to-play, co-op experience, where players can explore huge, open worlds. Digital Extremes has revealed that Warframe is coming to the Nintendo Switch . Unfortunately, as it stands now, there is no set release date for Warframe on the Nintendo Switch. Players take on the role of a Tenno, a race of ancient warriors, and have a chance to master the Warframe armor. (more...)
Netflix introduces smart downloads to get your next episode ready right away Netflix introduces smart downloads to get your next episode ready right away
- July 10, 2018

That's a great way to save money on your cellular data plan if Netflix streaming isn't included in your deal, or you don't have an unlimited data plan. That feature showcases shows and movies that will be added to Netflix two weeks out, displaying them with trailers and text in a format that resembles a social media news feed. (more...)
IHOP acknowledges it faked IHOb name change IHOP acknowledges it faked IHOb name change
- July 10, 2018

Long known as the " International House of Pancakes ", the chain teased the name change days before formally announcing it would be called " IHOb ". IHOP even changed its Twitter bio to say, "if at first you don't pancake...pancake, pancake again". (more...)
How to download iOS 11.4.1 to your iPhone and iPad How to download iOS 11.4.1 to your iPhone and iPad
- July 10, 2018

Apple today released iOS 11 .4.1, a minor bugfix release aimed at squashing some lingering bugs in the OS. With the lock in place, data cannot be transferred to or from the Lightning port; it can only be used for device charging. In iOS 11.4.1, and also in the current iOS 12 beta, if the Lightning port isn't used for an hour, it is deactivated. Elcomsoft engineer Oleg Afonin noted that testing showed that once USB Restricted Mode kicks in, there is no obvious way to break it. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Go Budget Windows Tablet With 10-Inch Display Launched Microsoft Surface Go Budget Windows Tablet With 10-Inch Display Launched
- July 10, 2018

I have three key takeaways for you after going hands on with Microsoft's new $399 Surface Go for the first time, which goes on sale Aug 2 but is available for pre-order today. Otherwise, you get a single port for USB-C - a new universal standard that replaces the USB slot you might be familiar with. Users can switch to regular Windows 10 Home, which doesn't have that limit, for free. (more...)
Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida
- July 09, 2018

It is on the set of a former plant that used to make refrigerators and TVs, with smartphones joining the production line in 2007. President Moon Jae-in underlined the importance of the old link between the two countries and said the new plant will create a new IT civilisation forged in the sweat of Indian and Korean workers. (more...)
Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres
- July 09, 2018

One potential Google customer, a large insurance company, is looking at ways it can use the technology, according to the person with knowledge of the project , including for call centres where the voice assistant could handle simple and repetitive customer calls while humans step in when the conversations get more complicated. (more...)

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