Saturday April 21-st, 2018

Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Samsung Max is being launched as part of Samsung's "Make for India" program, but it'll come preinstalled on Galaxy A and Galaxy J devices in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam, in addition to India.

Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

What makes Android One special is the assurance of faster OS updates as compared to devices that run other UIs for the next two years as well as three years of security updates. Android Studio 3.1 Beta now supports ARCore in the emulator , so de...

Overkill Addresses Payday 2 Missing Content and Updates Overkill Addresses Payday 2 Missing Content and Updates

Even when you ignore how outdated the Switch version is, many are not hopeful this will change in the future. PS4 and Xbox One received one additional update after that, the "Master Plan" update, which released near the end of 2017. "Also, I don't ex...

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

Or is it more like Atlassian, the successful workplace collaboration company that offers a more friendly point of comparison for Dropbox investors? Dropbox has done very well over the past two years. A few details in the form do stick out-namely ...

New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year

The new model will arrive this year itself, Bloomberg claims. Now we're learning that Apple is working on a couple of upgrades to their famed AirPods . It works with the iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus , or iPhone X , Apple Watch Series 3 , and t...

Super Mario Odyssey Update Now Live, Adds Luigi's Balloon World Super Mario Odyssey Update Now Live, Adds Luigi's Balloon World

Announced back in January , Balloon World has two sides to it. Find Luigi in each kingdom and you can grab a balloon from him and then run off to hide it somewhere in the world. We love Mario a whole lot but sometimes you just need a bit of Luigi act...

Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 is back on track Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 is back on track

The rollout resumes just in time for Samsung to reveal the Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress in Spain this week. Samsung is expected to start shipping the devices as early as March 8. The iPhone 7 comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memor...

Thankfully, keyboard and mouse support to stay on Xbox One Thankfully, keyboard and mouse support to stay on Xbox One

Microsoft announced that it would be extending its XB1X enhanced program to existing Xbox 360 titles back in October of previous year - just before the launch of the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. Xbox One X features a vapor chamber for liquid-c...

Qualcomm Unveils Reference Design For VR Headset Powered by Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Unveils Reference Design For VR Headset Powered by Snapdragon 845

A year ago at MWC, Qualcomm announced the reference design for the 835, then the product announcements came in the summer, and it hit the market afterward. While we've seen examples of foveated rendering and SLAM in other devices, it's likely tha...

Lindsey Vonn laughs off Trump trolls after medal loss Lindsey Vonn laughs off Trump trolls after medal loss

The team's best shot on Thursday will come in the form of 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin , who won gold in giant slalom to kick off the Games before the USA failed to medal in slalom or super-G. It consists of two runs - a downhill in the morning, fol...

Louisville to vacate 2013 basketball title, NCAA upholds sanctions Louisville to vacate 2013 basketball title, NCAA upholds sanctions

In "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen", Powell alleged that former Louisville basketball staff member Andre McGee paid women thousands of dollars and gave them game tickets to dance for and have sex with players and recruits, t...

Amazon uses cash back benefits to entice Prime members to Whole Foods Amazon uses cash back benefits to entice Prime members to Whole Foods

Even Amazon customers who aren't Prime members can benefit; when paying with an Amazon Rewards Visa Signature card in Whole Foods outlets, they'll earn 3 percent back-the same deal that is available with Amazon.com buys. And earlier this month, A...

Galaxy S9 To Include Bixby Vision AR Live Translation Feature Galaxy S9 To Include Bixby Vision AR Live Translation Feature

Now, just before the official launch, full specifications of the Galaxy S9 duo along with new press renders have emerged online. We'll have to wait and see how Samsung hopes to differentiate the service from the competition, seeing as how there...

Nightdive hits pause on System Shock Remastered Nightdive hits pause on System Shock Remastered

Kick, who takes responsibility for the status of the remake, said the team's vision began to change during development. The development of System Shock Remastered is going on a bit of a break. "Maybe we were too successful". After releasing a...

Essential Phone now also available in Halo Gray with Alexa for $449 Essential Phone now also available in Halo Gray with Alexa for $449

The new color isn't the only thing different here, however. With this into account, it seems that all focus will now be placed on the next Essential phone to be released. It comes in the form of a pre-loaded app and it can't be uninstalled. The Hal...

People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park

The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world . Apple Park campus, which was slated to open in April 2017, was open to employees early this year. Steve Jobs tasked celebrated Brit...

Security forces call off operation after militants escape in Jammu and Kashmir Security forces call off operation after militants escape in Jammu and Kashmir

Official sources said that the operation at Palhallan was concluded today after a brief gunfight with forces and militants amid Stone-pelting in the area. However after the brief exchange of firing, militants reportedly managed to escape from the spo...

Chrome to start blocking annoying ads Chrome to start blocking annoying ads

On mobile, there are eight types of banned ads: pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ad density higher than 30 percent , flashing animated ads , auto-playing video ads with sound, postitial ads with countdown , full-screen scrollover ads, and large sticky...

Mexico hit by major 7.2 magnitude natural disaster Mexico hit by major 7.2 magnitude natural disaster

Crowds of people gathered on central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as the ground shook. There were no immediate reports of deaths. "It was very bad", said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, who was sitting on a bench outside her home in Mexico City's t...

Tinder to adopt Bumble's 'ladies first' feature in a future update Tinder to adopt Bumble's 'ladies first' feature in a future update

It'll be interesting to see how many women opt-in for the new Tinder service and whether it causes blokes to migrate to another app as a result. Tinder recently tried to buy Bumble for as much as $1 billion, and, when Bumble swiped left, sayi...

Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus Renders Reveal Design, Specifications Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus Renders Reveal Design, Specifications

Since the past few weeks, we have been hearing about two more smartphones - the Nokia 7 Plus with a full-screen design and the Nokia 1 smartphones as well. These phones are expected to be unveiled alongside the flagship Nokia 9 , Nokia 6 (2018 )...

Eoin Morgan expected to return for England's Twenty20 clash against New Zealand Eoin Morgan expected to return for England's Twenty20 clash against New Zealand

Williamson anchored New Zealand's 196 for five with 72 while he also shared in an 82-run second-wicket partnership with Martin Guptill , who scored 65 from 40 balls. The result puts New Zealand in second place on the points table for the inaugur...

Rare says Sea of Thieves will never implement loot crates Rare says Sea of Thieves will never implement loot crates

The final game will be significantly different in this regard, as IGN reports that players will be presented with eight procedurally-generated pirates out of the gate to choose from as the player's avatar. If you do find yourself being ambushed b...

Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max

In the U.S. the HomePod is priced at US$350 and to fix the cord it costs US$279, the same as fixing an iPhone X screen. It's so good according to some that it rivals audio equipment priced almost three times the $349 you'll pay Apple for a HomePo...

Some early details on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 might've just leaked Some early details on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 might've just leaked

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners are finally beginning to see the Android Oreo update land on their smartphones . In total, Samsung phones running Experience 9.0 are also getting 239 brand new emoji, featuring those rolled out last March in Unicode...

Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps

The Reply app will allow user to send instant and smart replies directly from the notification bar without having the need to even open that app. The "slightly smarter" part of the promise is that it will, for example, be able to calculate time t...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: Camera comparison Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: Camera comparison

The smartphone will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and will come in three variants based on storage and RAM combination. Most of the excitement around this launch has been for the the Redmi Note 5 Pro , which is ...

Google expands AMP project with AMP stories launch Google expands AMP project with AMP stories launch

Google has announced AMP Stories , the company's newest addition to its Accelerate Mobile Pages on the web. Well now, Google is going a step further by introducing AMP Stories. Users must first go to g.co/ampstories using any mobile web bro...

Google is good at building phones but bad at selling them Google is good at building phones but bad at selling them

While he didn't provide any concrete figures, Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently confirmed during the company's quarterly earnings call that Google has seen its device shipments more than double year-over-year. Then again, maybe Google is fine with it...

Apple: iBoot source code leak does not impact iPhone security Apple: iBoot source code leak does not impact iPhone security

Users having the latest iOS version have nothing to worry about concerning the potential vulnerabilities. According to Apple , 93 percent of its customers use iOS 10 or above. Last year, a Reddit user named Apple_Internals posted the code, but at ...

Apple Tells Senators Battery Reimbursement Still in Consideration Apple Tells Senators Battery Reimbursement Still in Consideration

Earlier this week, Apple developers received the iOS 11 .3 beta 2 software which included the battery health featuers. For those with older iPhones which have slowed down, Battery Health also provides information on when a device is being thro...

Hate The Latest Update? How To Get The Old Snapchat Design Back Hate The Latest Update? How To Get The Old Snapchat Design Back

Snapchat also features users' own Story under their profile page, instead of on top of friends' Stories. Alternatively, you can navigate to Snapchat's page in the Play Store, hit the menu icon (which consists of three vertical dots), and then ...

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Mr Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday, made the announcement in Japan on Wednesday after meetings prime minister Shinzo Abe. The opening ceremony will also be attended by US Vice-Preside...

Twitter beat on earnings, Tesla faces big loss, Yelp missed on profits Twitter beat on earnings, Tesla faces big loss, Yelp missed on profits

First Trust Advisors LP now owns 7,633,764 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $128,782,000 after buying an additional 385,181 shares during the last quarter. The social networking company reported $0.19 earnings per share for...

Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with NKorea officials Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with NKorea officials

South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a statement that Kim Yo Jong will be joining North Korea's high-level delegation to the South, headed by Kim Yong Nam , president of North Korea's parliament. Since inheriting power from his father in 201...

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