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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL users report calling issues, failing microphones Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL users report calling issues, failing microphones
- December 24, 2018

The Mountain View, California based company said that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will soon become more prevalent across Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and Wear OS smartwatches. The Pixel 3 offers extremely fast autofocus, DxOMark says, and offers very good detail preservation and flash. The Pixel 3's bokeh score of 50 is among the lowest, with devices like the Huawei P20 scoring as high as 65 in that aspect. (more...)
Days of Fortnite Challenges and Rewards - Day 2 Days of Fortnite Challenges and Rewards - Day 2
- December 23, 2018

As with the challenges, the rewards in 14 Days of Fortnite have yet to be officially unveiled. For creative mode players, there's 4 new winter themed islands available to create on, as well as winter village prefabs available for people who want to get a quick basis from which to create. (more...)
Apple doesn’t see a problem with bent iPads Apple doesn’t see a problem with bent iPads
- December 22, 2018

The company said it's due to the 2018 iPad Pro's manufacturing process and that it's not a defect. Even some Apple-centric publications took the company to task over the response from the company, with AppleInsider writing that "It's not acceptable". (more...)
Update now! Microsoft patches another zero-day flaw Update now! Microsoft patches another zero-day flaw
- December 21, 2018

Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group was credited for the discovery of the IE zero-day, which has been dubbed CVE-2018-8653 by Microsoft's security team. For example, if the user has limited access privileges, the attacker may be able to install malware, but not be able to create new user account with full privileges. (more...)
'Kill your foster parents' - Amazon's Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment 'Kill your foster parents' - Amazon's Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment
- December 21, 2018

By law, Amazon is required to contact the data protection authorities within 72 hours of discovering leaked information, and C't magazine wanted to see if Amazon followed this protocol. Three days later, the original customer got a call from Amazon. Amazon has already confirmed the incident and has determined it to be the only known case of this happening so far. (more...)
There’s something very fishy about this alleged OnePlus phone leak There’s something very fishy about this alleged OnePlus phone leak
- December 21, 2018

Unlike most leaks, where only the device is pictured, this particular one shows the company's CEO holding the phone and assessing it. The tipster asserts that "this image shows the device in the prototype/designing stage and it is not final but this is probably how the device may end up looking". (more...)
McLaren unveil stunning Senna tribute P1 hypercar McLaren unveil stunning Senna tribute P1 hypercar
- December 21, 2018

New aerodynamics, including a wider front splitter, new front canards and a Gurney flap out back, increase the total downforce to 800 kilograms (nearly 1,800 pounds). The paintwork alone took some 800 hours to complete, with the whole project taking some three years. The side of the vehicle also features Senna's logo, the Brazilian flag and the bar code associated with the Marlboro sponsorship the auto carried at that time. (more...)
Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305 Launches with Simplified Start, New Features Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305 Launches with Simplified Start, New Features
- December 21, 2018

This new Office app is the successor to the existing "My Office" app that's already available to Windows users. For that reason, Windows 10 Home users won't be able to access the sandbox feature. 'At Microsoft we regularly encounter these situations, so we developed Windows Sandbox: an isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your PC . (more...)
Top Samsung Galaxy S10 could have a massive screen and support 5G Top Samsung Galaxy S10 could have a massive screen and support 5G
- December 21, 2018

Samsung might nullify this to an extent with the launch of its upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, as the Korean giant might introduce a Bright Night mode with its smartphone family. The source doesn't say how many camera lenses the phone would have in total, but a previous report put it at six, with four on the back and two on the front. (more...)
Mobile and Sprint receive main approvals for merger Mobile and Sprint receive main approvals for merger
- December 21, 2018

They also say the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Defense have withdrawn an earlier request to delay the deal. Their focus now shifts to securing approval from Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department's antitrust division. (more...)
Porsche keeps things pure with 718 'T' models Porsche keeps things pure with 718 'T' models
- December 20, 2018

Encouragingly, and again following the 911 equivalent, both Boxster and Cayman T will include Porsche Torque Vectoring with a mechanical limited-slip diff. The latter offers Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual driving modes, which can be selected from a steering wheel switch. Drivers will also find gloss black trim, door pull straps and door sill plates with either " Boxster T" or "Cayman T" badging . (more...)
Apple must take China iPhone ban seriously, Qualcomm warns Apple must take China iPhone ban seriously, Qualcomm warns
- December 20, 2018

However, the situation has become quite complicated. These eSIM problems are fairly minor, which has led enthusiast publications like and to speculate that iOS 12.1.2 may include changes that address the that led modem-maker Qualcomm to seek a ban on the sale of certain iPhones in China. (more...)
AT&T is second U.S. operator to launch 5G AT&T is second U.S. operator to launch 5G
- December 20, 2018

In more concrete terms, the firm is planning to bring its seminal service to seven more cities in the first half of the next year, having already named those locales as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. (more...)
Redmi Pro 2 Could be 48MP Xiaomi Phone with Snapdragon 675 Redmi Pro 2 Could be 48MP Xiaomi Phone with Snapdragon 675
- December 20, 2018

The Mi Play will come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is expected to be come with good audio and powerful display . Remember the Redmi Pro launched in 2016? With the Snapdragon 675 onboard we expect the upcoming Redmi Pro 2 to be a powerhouse and able to handle the day-to-day tasks easily without any signs of stress or lags. (more...)
Apple Admits The New iPad Could Be Prone To Bending Apple Admits The New iPad Could Be Prone To Bending
- December 20, 2018

Owners of the new iPad Pros can still exchange their original unit for a replacement within the 14-day return period, but that could be too late for some. Bending iPad Pros doesn't seem to be related to the ease at which they canbend under stress, as shown by popular YouTuber and destroyer of gadgets Zack Nelson of the JerryRigsEverything YouTube channel. (more...)
Mobile, Sprint: Huawei shun will help clinch United States deals Mobile, Sprint: Huawei shun will help clinch United States deals
- December 20, 2018

T-Mobile made the announcement Monday night. The approval moves the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers in the US closer to consummating their $26.5 billion tie-up in a bid to better compete against industry leaders AT&T Inc. The US has banned the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks, claiming that the company can be a conduit for spying by Beijing. "CFIUS previously required Sprint to remove Huawei equipment from its USA network as part of a 2013 review triggered by SoftBank's ... (more...)
Sprint, T-Mobile just cleared key hurdles to their huge merger Sprint, T-Mobile just cleared key hurdles to their huge merger
- December 20, 2018

Deutsche Telekom, based in Bonn, would own 42 percent of the new company, while Tokyo-based SoftBank would own 27 percent. The US has banned the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks, claiming that the company can be a conduit for spying by Beijing. (more...)
Facebook adds Boomerangs, AR stickers, and portrait mode to Messenger Facebook adds Boomerangs, AR stickers, and portrait mode to Messenger
- December 20, 2018

Boomerang - as hypnotic as ever. Boomerang , also used on Instagram (download for iOS or Android ), is video-looping software that essentially makes a GIF. Finally, Facebook says that it's added new holiday-themed masks and filters for Christmas and New Year's. Additionally, Messenger is adding AR stickers to its camera. (more...)
Windows Sandbox Lets You Safely Run Dodgy Apps Windows Sandbox Lets You Safely Run Dodgy Apps
- December 20, 2018

Microsoft has been looking for ways to simplify the way users log into Office and find their documents via its Office.com portal . As the Sandbox is a full featured version of Windows, it's first run will boot Windows as normal. This means that if the sandbox has a low priority thread, it can be displaced by a higher priority thread from the host. Users will not need to download anything, but they will not be able to virtualise older versions of Windows or other operating systems. (more...)
PUBG Mobile Vikendi snow map release date and time confirmed PUBG Mobile Vikendi snow map release date and time confirmed
- December 19, 2018

Also live now is the Vikendi: Survivor Pass . Playing PUBG and completing certain milestones outlined in the pass will net you exclusive skins and rewards. The addition of the snow should make the gameplay more exciting. Users will have the option to select the new snow map for solo, duo and squad games. (more...)

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