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"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" Smashes Nintendo Switch Sales Record
- December 19, 2018

There is also now 8.7 million Switch consoles sold in America, that makes it the fastest selling "current generation" console. Compared to a year ago, hardware spending was up 3 percent in November to $3.9 billion, with the Nintendo Switch's gains helping to offset declines on other platforms. (more...)
Facebook admits 6.8 million users may risk their private photos Facebook admits 6.8 million users may risk their private photos
- December 19, 2018

This was stated by the technical Director Tomer Bar on your blog. Facebook said it planned to work with the app developers to delete photos from impacted users. Yet another bug/virus attacks Facebook , and this time it hits 6.8 million people whose personal photographs have been jeopardized. As well as letting developers access photos on a user's timeline, it gave them access to photos posted in Stories and Marketplace, among other features. (more...)
Facebook accidentally exposes personal data of 6.8 million users Facebook accidentally exposes personal data of 6.8 million users
- December 19, 2018

Last week, Facebook reported of a software bug that affected almost 7 million users, and this bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what those users intended. Sometimes, this happens when there's a network error or a user gets distracted. Photo revelation bug was live in September before being fixed, and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) could be in trouble with the European Union regulators for the reason of waiting so long, to report it before. (more...)
Xbox Scarlett to have mid-grade and enthusiast consoles Xbox Scarlett to have mid-grade and enthusiast consoles
- December 19, 2018

Microsoft's working hard on several gaming-related projects, a new report says, meant to turn the future Xbox models into more formidable gaming consoles than their predecessors. These have been branded " Anaconda " and "Lockhart" inside the Redmond-based company. "This holiday season, give the gift of thrills to your loved ones with Xbox One so they can join in on Holiday fun, or to jump into gaming yourself", Microsoft's Will Tuttle announces . (more...)
Lenovo's new smartphone has 12GB of RAM Lenovo's new smartphone has 12GB of RAM
- December 19, 2018

This version comes with a 1998 Yuan ($290) price tag and there are only 4,160 units worldwide. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with 6GB of RAM is priced at 2,698 Yuan ($391) in China , while its 8GB RAM model with 128GB of storage costs 2,998 Yuan ($434). (more...)
3D-printed head dupes smartphones into unlocking themselves 3D-printed head dupes smartphones into unlocking themselves
- December 18, 2018

It turns out that I don't miss Touch ID at all, and that was one of my initial worries past year when Apple revealed that the iPhone X would not have fingerprint-sensing capabilities. The OnePlus 6 was the easiest device to unlock and 'instantly opened' as soon as the 3D-printed model was held in front of the camera sensor. In the case of Samsung As for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 , it was mentioned that the 3D printed face was used only to test face recognition and not ... (more...)
Two iPhone X customers are suing Apple over screen size Two iPhone X customers are suing Apple over screen size
- December 18, 2018

A class action lawsuit has been filed by two people in a US District Court in Northern California accusing Apple of lying about the screen sizes and of the pixel counts of the smartphones in the iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 screen gets revealed in official documents Samsung Galaxy S10 screen gets revealed in official documents
- December 18, 2018

Despite the many, many phones being rumoured, leaked and released right now (seriously, we're swamped), we are still doubleplus amped for the folding Samsung phone , and now we have some new tidbits to salivate over. Industry analysts had estimated the price of Samsung's foldable smartphone, the Galaxy F, to cost around $1,500 and new evidence is suggesting a much higher price tag. (more...)
Huawei Nova 4 launched with two triple-camera options Huawei Nova 4 launched with two triple-camera options
- December 17, 2018

Huawei's introduction of the triple rear camera has also made its way into the mid-range with the main sensor a 48MP sensor and the other two 16MP and 2MP. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that can not be expanded. We might not get to see a bigger battery unit as the upcoming Nova 4 is expected to be powered by the similar 3,750 mAh battery unit that powered the Nova 3. (more...)
Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy F foldable phone will reportedly cost Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy F foldable phone will reportedly cost
- December 17, 2018

However, for the Samsung Galaxy S10 , the Korean manufacturer should offer a smaller hole. What strikes the most is the storage and pricing of the phones. According to IT blogger Evan Blass, the Galaxy S10 series has a more affordable 5.8-inch version, 6.1-inch main model and 6.4-inch S10 +. The most anticipated phone of the season, Samsung's upcoming flagship will come in four distinct versions and feature a stunning Infinity-O screen, many reports have said. (more...)
Kingdom Hearts III Director thanks fans for support, promises to investigate leaks Kingdom Hearts III Director thanks fans for support, promises to investigate leaks
- December 17, 2018

The leak of spoilers has the Kingdom Hearts fanbase upset, as they have been waiting thirteen years since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 for the game. This suggests that a day one patch, or at least a patch close to launch, will be required to experience the full story. Now that you can finally rest a little bit easier knowing the last bit of the game won't be spoiled, Square Enix released a new 30-second trailer that you can enjoy below. (more...)
Toyota Supra #001 being auctioned at Barrett Jackson Toyota Supra #001 being auctioned at Barrett Jackson
- December 16, 2018

Also on display will be one of Toyota's previous generation Supra GT500 cars (pictured below, in 2002). These were among the key details that were missed, wrapped under the camouflage of prototypes at recent events. This is the first time a Supra has been sold new in North America for 20 years, and this 2020 Supra will come with the special VIN, "20201", plus a carbon-fibre badge indicating it's the first one made. (more...)
Google Assistant classes up its voice selection with British and Australian accents Google Assistant classes up its voice selection with British and Australian accents
- December 16, 2018

Your Google Assistant voice options increased in number this morning, with the introduction of British and Australian accents in the US. The accent options are rolling out to users who can choose to activate them using the assistant's mobile app. (more...)
Sundar Pichai trusts AI makers to regulate the technology Sundar Pichai trusts AI makers to regulate the technology
- December 15, 2018

Nadler called the notion of bias a "delusion" and a "right-wing conspiracy theory". This is to avoid people and companies being able to trick the system to climb the Google rankings. Asked for yes-or-no answers on what information the company collects, Pichai demurred and attempted to convey that things are more complicated, with varying degrees of success. (more...)
Facebook says bug may have exposed user photos to developers Facebook says bug may have exposed user photos to developers
- December 15, 2018

The bug even included photos that a user may have started to post, but abandoned before actually publishing. Do you think you could have been affected by Facebook's latest data breach? "It's like a provider sending draft emails". As she says, the news comes just a day after Facebook hosted a marketing event in NYC where it passed out hot chocolate and offered users help with their privacy settings. (more...)
'Heroes of the Storm' Development Team Scaled Back By Blizzard 'Heroes of the Storm' Development Team Scaled Back By Blizzard
- December 15, 2018

Addressing the concern over eSports , they say that they're "evaluating" where Heroes now fits in, and that both HGC (the big, entertaining tournament run that culminates at BlizzCon) and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019. (more...)
MediaTek Helio P90 launched, will start shipping by Q1 2019
- December 15, 2018

MediaTek notes that we should see the first devices powered by the Helio P90 make a debut starting Q1 2019 . Just like the MediaTek Helio P60 and the Helio P70, the Helio P90 is based on the 12nm manufacturing process. The processor features a multi-core AI processing unit (APU) to offer four times the AI performance than its predecessors, the P60 and P70. The SoC also supports deep learning facial detection, real-time beautification, deep-learning facial detection, and object ... (more...)
ZeniMax settles VR lawsuit with Facebook
- December 14, 2018

In 2017, ZeniMax was awarded $ 500 million in damages for copyright infringement and breach of contract. ZeniMax Media today announced that it has settled the litigation that it had previously brought forth against Facebook and Oculus has now been settled. (more...)
Apple to stop potential iPhone ban in China with a software update Apple to stop potential iPhone ban in China with a software update
- December 14, 2018

Chipmaker Qualcomm is asking China to ban sales of Apple's Xr, Xs, and Xs Max iPhones in the country, reports Engadget . Apple will release the software update early next week "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", according to a statement made to Reuters . (more...)
Samsung Electronics to close down smartphone plant in China this year Samsung Electronics to close down smartphone plant in China this year
- December 14, 2018

Samsung Electronics will suspend operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday, Trend reports referring to Reuters . This means that competitively priced, feature-packed phones from Huawei , Xiaomi and OnePlus have eroded Samsung's share to one per cent. Samsung's Tianjin plant produces 36 million mobile phones a year and the Huizhou plant makes 72 million units, while two of Samsung's factories in Vietnam combined make 240 ... (more...)