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Huawei caught cheating performance test for its P20 phones Huawei caught cheating performance test for its P20 phones
- September 09, 2018

Earlier this week Huawei was accused of cheating on benchmark tests to ensure better scores for the P20, Honor Play , and possibly more unspecified devices. Third, benchmarking companies have other methods to test a device's actual expected capabilities, which is a good thing. Then, Huawei/Honor and UL Benchmarks discussed about this issue, and came out with an official joint statement. (more...)
Google announces October 9 event for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Google announces October 9 event for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
- September 09, 2018

The tech giant will host its annual "Made by Google" event in NY where the much talked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could be presented before the world along with some other devices by Google. Thanks to a variety of leaks and a bunch of Ukrainian bloggers, we know nearly everything about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . The upcoming Pixel 3 and 3XL have been massively leaked, thanks to dozens of images of hardware units that surfaced on the internet and a device that was found left ... (more...)
Nokia’s upcoming Penta-lens camera phone receives MIIT Certification Nokia’s upcoming Penta-lens camera phone receives MIIT Certification
- September 09, 2018

HMD Global , the home of Nokia phones , has announced that the new Nokia 2.1 is now available to buy from South African retailers from R1,699.00, for the month of September. Let us know on Twitter and Facebook . We've already seen three rear cameras in Huawei P20 Pro but five? it is something else. Only time will tell and we'll make sure to keep you updated . (more...)
Fortnite - Fortnite - "Fortnite Presents: High Stakes" Trailer
- September 09, 2018

Sticking with weapons, update v5.40 removes both the Legendary Bolt-action Sniper Rifle and the Rare Pistol. Week 9 is the penultimate week in Season 5, so time is running out if you want to earn all of the items and cosmetics associated with the Season 5 Battle Pass before Season 6 begins. (more...)
BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars
- September 08, 2018

Thanks to the link-up with BMW's Open Mobility Cloud and the use of artificial intelligence, the personal assistant's capabilities are being enhanced all the time. With each preference and settings the system learns, this forms the basis for the BMW ID, a digital profile that links the auto to the driver and their digital world. (more...)
IPhone XS Max could be Apple's biggest phone yet IPhone XS Max could be Apple's biggest phone yet
- September 08, 2018

The information that's been going around for months is that the company will launch three new iPhones . The 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches models would feature OLED display while the 6.1 inches model would have an LCD screen. No accessories have been announced for the iPhone XS , but they will probably be unveiled following the official launch. Converting to Indian rupees, this comes to Rs 57,364 for the iPhone Xs , Rs 71,723 for the iPhone Xs Max and Rs 50,184 for the iPhone 9 . (more...)
Elon Musk smoking weed is now a meme Elon Musk smoking weed is now a meme
- September 08, 2018

At 47, his ideas have already come to life in wonderful ways: SpaceX, a private company that conquered commercial space travel and is developing crewed interplanetary spaceflight; Tesla Inc ., maker of stylish electric cars; PayPal, a major online payment system; and many other projects. (more...)
Spain attacker showing support for his coach Spain attacker showing support for his coach
- September 08, 2018

Spain coach Luis Enrique during a press conference at the Spanish Football Federation Headquarters in Las Rozas August 31, 2018. Spain had been thriving under Lopetegui entering the World Cup , but the shocking coaching change culminated with the team's elimination against host Russian Federation in the tournament's round of 16. (more...)
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, say reports Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire, say reports
- September 08, 2018

Firms including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and JD.com have flourished in recent years, growing to almost rival American internet behemoths like Amazon and Google in their size, scope and ambition. Ma plans to remain on the board of directors of the Chinese e-commerce giant, which he co-founded in 1999 and which turned him into the richest man in China as of Friday. (more...)
Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast
- September 08, 2018

Tesla on Friday also saw the recent departure of its chief accounting officer, Dave Morton , and its head of human resources, Gabrielle Toledano, according to The Verge . "A lot of people don't like humanity and think it is a blight, but I don't", he said. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is now probing that assertion, and Musk quickly backtracked on the plan. (more...)
Tesla executives quit; CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke pot Tesla executives quit; CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke pot
- September 07, 2018

Morton took over the role in August 2018 after the former chief accountant, Eric Branderiz, left the post after almost two years.His resignation comes in the wake of departures by other Tesla executives including chief engineer Doug Field and top sales executive Ganesh Srivats who both resigned in July. (more...)
[H]ardOCP: Uber Adds Crash Detection and Security Features [H]ardOCP: Uber Adds Crash Detection and Security Features
- September 07, 2018

For example, if there is a long, unexpected stop during a trip, both the rider and the driver will receive a Ride Check notification to ask if everything is all right. Drivers must rate passengers before they can accept their next ride so there may be instances where a rating is revised aft era initial one is made in haste. (more...)
Razer is working on a Razer Phone 2 Razer is working on a Razer Phone 2
- September 07, 2018

Launched in November a year ago, the smartphone came with some high-end and unique features that set itself apart from the rest of the flagship competition. The company has several PC services, such as its zGold wallet and rewards platform and its Razer Game Store , which could be prime candidates for a mobile release. (more...)
Apple mulls naming new model ‘iPhone XS MAX’ Apple mulls naming new model ‘iPhone XS MAX’
- September 07, 2018

As for the iPhone 9 , we will have to wait and see but we wouldn't be surprised to see it capable of features like bokeh effects despite it only offering one lens. As for storage, the LCD-equipped iPhone is available in 64GB and 256GB options. The phone will have Face ID to replace the Touch ID, and it will wear an LCD screen panel instead of expensive OLED to cut down the cost. (more...)
British Airways probes massive customer data theft British Airways probes massive customer data theft
- September 07, 2018

It added that anyone who believed they might have been affected should contact their bank or credit card provider and follow their recommendations. Around 380,000 card payments were "compromised", it said. The move is also accord with GDPR provisions, which require organizations in the United Kingdom to report certain types of personal data breach to ICO within 72 hours of learning about the incident. (more...)
Samsung's first foldable Galaxy phone will be announced this year Samsung's first foldable Galaxy phone will be announced this year
- September 07, 2018

He also hinted that the "unfolded" mode will provide benefits that go beyond having a tablet-sized screen, but didn't elaborate on what these benefits might be. Speculation has been running rampant that the foldable smartphone , which could be known as the Galaxy X , would launch sometime in 2019. Unfortunately, the chief executive wasn't too forthcoming when it comes to revealing details of the phone on offer but said it would offer an experience unlike anything else we have had with ... (more...)
China Unicom-China Telecom merger considered China Unicom-China Telecom merger considered
- September 07, 2018

Combining the two operators would create an entity with over 590 million subscribers, which - while still smaller than China Mobile - would nonetheless be the second largest operator in the world, with a value of over $77 billion (based on an increased market value following Bloomberg's report ). (more...)
Vivo V11 Pro With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Launched In India Vivo V11 Pro With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Launched In India
- September 07, 2018

This is also the first smartphone in the V series to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo V11 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with a 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Yes, Vivo is still using Micro USB port on a smartphone priced over Rs 25,000. On the software front, the V11 runs Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8 .1 Oreo. (more...)
U.S. to charge North Korean hacker over 2014 Sony cyber-attack U.S. to charge North Korean hacker over 2014 Sony cyber-attack
- September 06, 2018

The suspected hacker, Pak Jin Hyok, acted on behalf of the Hermit Kingdom's Reconnaissance General Bureau, the military intelligence agency that controls most of the country's cyber capabilities, The Washington Post reported, citing U.S. (more...)
Apple's Upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone Reportedly Named 'iPhone XS Max' [u] Apple's Upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone Reportedly Named 'iPhone XS Max' [u]
- September 06, 2018

The name will be pronounced " iPhone Ten S". The S indicates a phone with upgraded specs but built using the same design as the previous generation of phones. But of course these will not be the prices for the iPhone Xs series in India. The same report compared Apple's approach to the iPhone 5C with its bright colors. (more...)

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