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BMW X5, X7 M50i debuts - N63 4.4L V8, 523 hp! BMW X5, X7 M50i debuts - N63 4.4L V8, 523 hp!
- May 23, 2019

To make sure you're never embarrassed in a straight line dash at the lights by a Japanese sports vehicle, BMW slots the new version of the N63 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 under the hood of its M50i variants. The X5 M50i has 20-inch wheels with all-season tires as standard, while the X7 M50i gets a massive, staggered set of 22-inch wheels on summer performance tires, sized 275/40R-22 up front and 315/35R-22 at the rear. (more...)
Panasonic halts some component shipments to Huawei amid U.S. ban Panasonic halts some component shipments to Huawei amid U.S. ban
- May 23, 2019

EE CEO, Marc Allera, sensibly said: "We've put the Huawei devices on pause until we've got a little more information on that". Japan's Panasonic on Thursday said it would stop supplying some components to Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant after a United States ban over security concerns. (more...)
Panasonic 'suspends transactions' with Huawei after U.S. ban Panasonic 'suspends transactions' with Huawei after U.S. ban
- May 23, 2019

The BT-owned carrier will start the 5G launch party on May 30, but there's a big name that now won't be receiving an invite: Huawei. The operator said it is building its 5G network on top of its 4G network, and will offer customers access to both networks, delivering "unprecedented" download speeds. (more...)
Huawei is working on a backup OS that natively runs Android apps Huawei is working on a backup OS that natively runs Android apps
- May 23, 2019

The resulting wave of fear and xenophobia-Chinese firms have a different relationship with their government than do USA and many western firms with theirs-has risen dramatically under the current administration. The lifting of the gloom surrounding Huawei proved to be a welcome boost for the market. Huawei responded that it will "continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been ... (more...)
Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly
- May 22, 2019

By modernising IT with an upgrade to Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10 , Office 365 ProPlus and Enterprise Mobility + Security, you can create significant positive impact across your organisation - including in your IT department. (more...)
Sony says it's still committed to its smartphone division Sony says it's still committed to its smartphone division
- May 22, 2019

How Sony Digital Paper can help business pros go paperless With its high-resolution E Ink and long battery life, the Sony Digital Paper DPT-CP1 notepad is a strong solution for business professionals who want to go paperless. "We will keep monitoring the market situation and business feasibility in India", it added. Now the company announced its planning to cut operational costs by 50% and will pull out of several markets in order to focus on a smaller client base. (more...)
Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with Android platform launched, priced at $999 Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with Android platform launched, priced at $999
- May 22, 2019

But it's gotten a processing boost with Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 chip, which is designed for augmented and virtual reality. Google partnered with Smith Optics to create Glass-compatible safety frames for demanding work environments like factory floors. (more...)
Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules
- May 22, 2019

Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a US judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices. (more...)
Vodafone drops Huawei handset from 5G launch pre-orders
- May 22, 2019

At the press event EE also showed that it will sell Huawei 5G routers, so it's clear the company isn't enacting a blanket ban of Huawei products. "Some" being the operative word, there. British carriers plan this year to roll out 5G services while Japan will follow in 2020. Compared with 4G, which launched back in 2012, EE's new 5G network is claimed to offer increased speeds, reliability and connectivity. (more...)
Google stored user passwords in plaintext for 14 years
- May 22, 2019

If the affected users fail to reset the password, Google will reset the account on the users' behalf as a precautionary measure. "We made an error when implementing this functionality back in 2005: The admin console stored a copy of the unhashed password". (more...)
Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch
- May 22, 2019

Last week , the USA ordered the ban, and said Huawei was a security risk. The U.S. government said it imposed the restrictions because of Huawei's involvement in activities contrary to national security or foreign policy interests. While it has already been working on such a system internally for several years, people familiar with the project said it was far from ready for a launch. (more...)
Asus releases bootloader unlock tool and kernel source code for ZenFone 6 Asus releases bootloader unlock tool and kernel source code for ZenFone 6
- May 22, 2019

Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus recently launched its flagship smartphone - Zenfone 6 at an event in Spain . All the key features and specifications of the phone have been listed on the dedicated page for the Asus ZenFone 6 on Flipkart . (more...)
Claim The Sims 4 and own it forever Claim The Sims 4 and own it forever
- May 22, 2019

Anyone can now grab a free copy of the Sims 4 on Origin . Some people have reported issues trying to get the game through the Origin launcher, but adding it from the Origin site seems to work for everyone. Click the arrow next to the orange button and select "Add to Wishlist" from the drop-down menu, add the standard edition, and hit the orange "Get the Game" button from the wishlist page to add to the library. (more...)
Redmi Note 7s with 48MP camera Launched in India Redmi Note 7s with 48MP camera Launched in India
- May 22, 2019

The front and the back panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage. The smartphone will run on the same software as latest Redmi phones. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? It also costs an extra Rs. 1,000, but will this phone dampen the Redmi Note 7 Pro's appeal? Two variants have been released to save photos, videos and other things - one with 32 GB of storage and the other with ... (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 12.4 Developer Beta 2 Apple Releases iOS 12.4 Developer Beta 2
- May 22, 2019

Currently, iOS 12 .4 is in beta phases, and normally Apple releases five to six beta updates, before the worldwide release of a new iOS. But with the assistance for the iOS 12 soon reaching its end, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners already started to find out more about the iOS 13 and the Apple's annual conference. (more...)
HONOR 20: A Slightly Toned Down Version of The Pro Model HONOR 20: A Slightly Toned Down Version of The Pro Model
- May 22, 2019

The Honor 20 Pro main camera has the fastest aperture of any phone ever - f/1.4. It basically adds depth to the gradient colors on current high-end phones from the world's second-largest maker, hence the "holographic" moniker. In terms of camera , the smartphone packs quad-camera setup at the back. As always, Honor has utilized "AI" in its features. The latter uses the phone's dual Neural Processing Units or NPUs to produce a clear 48 megapixel photo. (more...)
Bose adds Google Assistant voice control to speakers and soundbars Bose adds Google Assistant voice control to speakers and soundbars
- May 22, 2019

By the way, if you're not comfortable coughing up $400 for the Bose Home Speaker 500 , $550 for the Bose Soundbar 500 , or $800 for the Soundbar 700 , a smaller and slightly more affordable Bose Home Speaker 300 with built-in Google Assistant support out the box is coming "later this summer". (more...)
Grumpy Cat, The Internet’s Favorite Cat, Dies At Age 7 Grumpy Cat, The Internet’s Favorite Cat, Dies At Age 7
- May 22, 2019

For her owners, Grumpy Cat's displeased face became an opportunity to capitalize - she appeared on a t-shirt line and even landed a sponsorship with cat food brand Friskies . "Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere". Grumpy Cat even landed book deals - and Grumpy Cat : A Grumpy Book spent 11 weeks on the NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List. (more...)
USA suspends Huawei ban for three months to help operators adapt USA suspends Huawei ban for three months to help operators adapt
- May 22, 2019

It granted a temporary, 90-day exemption, but only for existing hardware and software. The US government on Monday gave Huawei permission to obtain technology from American organizations so that the Chinese giant can continue to maintain and fix existing deployments of its products around the world, and push US-sourced software updates to people's phones . (more...)
George R.R. Martin hints at different 'Game of Thrones' ending George R.R. Martin hints at different 'Game of Thrones' ending
- May 22, 2019

Martin noted that he hears people asking whether his series have the same ending as the show or will it be different. "If I don't have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I'm done", Martin said. (more...)

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