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Google Previews Android P, Notch Support Included

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Google didn't go full nerd on this one. Replies can also be saved as drafts in Android P should a user mistakenly close the notification. Basically, faster way to deal with notifications. For example, with the Pixel 2, Google upgraded its update policy to three years for major OS updates and monthly security updates. With this in mind, it's probably safe to assume that the original Pixel and Pixel XL phones only have a year of life left , and probably won't see Android Q. Read More »

Google Lens rolling out to more Android devices

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Well starting today users of Android devices can Lens in Google Photos . The feature is now rolling out to Android users (and iOS users later on) and can be found in the Photos app. Lens is not an indispensable tool, but can be useful at times and hopefully will get more features as it continues to roll out. Basically, through Lens, you can search for information with a visual reference and identify landmarks, a dog's breed or a flower type. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 takes best screen and camera quality crown

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DxOMark had high praise for the Galaxy S9 + as well, saying it is "without any real weaknesses in the camera department" and delivers "consistently good photo and video image quality in all light and shooting situations", thus earning the benchmark's highest score to date. Read More »

Dropbox and Google sign a deal for for cross-platform compatibility

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Like Slack, Hangouts Chat is built for intra-company communication. App connection include the typical G Suite apps that will come alongside Hangout Chat, including docs, sheets and slides and Google said the workplace chat service will come with 25 bots pre installed, created by third-party developers. Read More »

Bezel-less BlackBerry Ghost may be released in India by Optiemus

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What is known though is that it would be aimed at the premium segment and that it will incorporate a bezel-less design, besides being exclusive to the Indian market as well. The actual name of the handset with the codename Ghost has also not been revealed as yet. According to a leak by famous tipster Evan Blass , The BlackBerry Ghost will be made by Optimeus and the device will be launched in India soon. Read More »

Three new iPhones touted for Autumn reveal

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Bloomberg said the body of the larger phone will be about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus , but the screen will be about an inch larger than 8 Plus's, thanks to edge-to-edge design. Over the weekend, however, an alleged photo of a 6.5-inch iPhone display leaked online (that would be the alleged iPhone X Plus ). But with a dual-SIM, a compromise might be reached. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Achievement List Revealed

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Survive won't launch on Steam until 6pm CT tomorrow, February 21, but a few patches are now live on the PS4 and Xbox One versions to hopefully allow players to access the title and its online functionality. Take note that an online connection is required to play the beta. Four player online co-op will be supported in the separate horde/survival mode. It'll be interesting to see further thoughts on this game by gamers due to the early problems going on with PS4 and Xbox One players. Read More »

Sony's PlayStation VR holiday pricing returns with bundles starting at $199

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If you've been looking at jumping into the world of Virtual Reality but have been hesitant to do so because of the intimidating prices, there's good news. The most basic of the three PSVR bundles is the Gran Turismo Sport that has the combo of camera and headset gear, which should be enough to experience what AR gaming is all about. Read More »

Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character

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You can regain access to your Messages app by having another friend send you a message and try to delete the thread that contained the Telugu character. Apple in the past has faced a lot of software issues and iOS crashing due to several links, videos, and characters. The character of the Telugu language, a Dravidian language spoken in India by about 70 million people, roughly five per cent of the country's population. Read More »

Valve Holds Steam Lunar New Year Sale, Makes Changes To Wishlist

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Also, Valve improved the Wishlist tool of Steam which is a highly functional feature. Over the course of this weekend, Steam users can save some major bucks on some of this year's biggest hits starting today, Feb. Additionally, there are a now a couple of options created to help temporarily shrink your wishlist by hiding those games that you want to track but that you can't or don't want to buy just yet. Read More »

Facebook Hemorrhaging 2 Million Younger Users Every Year

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The problem of privacy reared its head again on Monday as a German court ruled Facebook's default privacy setting and use of personal data are against consumer laws in the country. Snapchat is a more likely destination. How many times do you think adults have told them some version of: "don't post anything inappropriate on Facebook because it'll be there forever". Read More »

Nokia 8 Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update

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Apple and HMD Global are two companies who are poised to grow in 2018. The update weighs in at 1.5GB for the handset and comes with the latest February security patch. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adreno 508 GPU. While at the front, we have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. Read More »

Apple Could Be Revising Its Approach To iOS, macOS Updates

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In good news for iPhone users sick of buggy iOS software, Apple is revamping its entire development schedule to focus on perfecting what it's got instead of relentlessly churning out new features. Apple is focusing on performance in the next version of iOS, the iPhone software, recent reports in Bloomberg and Axios say . Apple is also expected to add a redesigned version of its in-house stock-tracking app. Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started

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It also uses advanced massive MIMO and Licensed Assisted Access tech to help achieve these figures. "Not a lot of operators have seven carriers", director of product marketing for modems at Qualcomm , Sherif Hanna, said. The capability overlap between 4G and 5G here isn't actually all that weird; it happened with 3G and 4G, too. We know our customers value faster connectivity in their mobile work environments. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Launched, Mi TV Next

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It measures 158.6 x 75.4 and weighs 181 grams. The Mi TV 4 is the successor to the Mi TV 3, and it is the 4th generation of the original Mi TV that was launched in China on 9th September 2013. Xiaomi has used a dual layer graphite sheet to keep the device cool while playing games and using the camera app. Jumping straight to the specifications , the Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, a colour contrast ratio of 1000:1 and ... Read More »

YouTube demonitises Logan Pauls channel due to 'recent behavior

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After filming a suicide victim's dead body , terrorizing Japanese citizens with tasteless pranks , and exhibiting racism towards Asians in the past, Logan Paul has finally done something unforgivable in the eyes of YouTube . In response to the outrage, YouTube cut the influencer from all of its originals projects that were now in development, put an age requirement on his channel , and removed him from its Google's premium advertising program. Read More »

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones

You can read an in-depth explanation of how Intel made everything work, setting a record for the " most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously ", here. "We are honoured to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games", said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group. Read More »

6N: Beauxis to start at flyhalf for France against Scotland

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Another indication came when Watson was asked to assess Ireland's last-gasp win in Paris, and to say whether he would settle on Sunday for a victory achieved, like theirs was, without a single try. Another Machenaud penalty ensured the visitors took a six point lead into the break. The two teams kept trading penalties, with Machenaud and Laidlaw both keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Read More »

Uber Reaches Settlement With Waymo Over Trade Secrets Lawsuit

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The turn of events followed four days during which Waymo, at least in open sessions, didn't appear to make much progress proving its accusation that Uber had stolen trade secrets for its own self-driving auto program. An early morning statement was released from Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi regarding the settlement, which Khosrowshahi said was about finding a way to "set the course for the future of the company". Read More »

United Nations asked to exempt blacklisted individual to attend Olympics

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Abe and Pence's stinging criticism of North Korea's "smile diplomacy" is aimed at reining in the Moon administration's rapprochement toward Pyongyang. However, South Korean government sources have since denied the accuracy of these reports. Pence has lambasted the North, announcing in Tokyo yesterday that the United States would impose its toughest sanctions to date on the regime. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 details leak - Battle Royale mode incoming?

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The site claims they received a number of internal development notes back in August of 2017, and held them as unsubstantiated until they received promotional information as verification. If Red Dead Redemption 2 Battle Royale mode is a reality, we can be sure that Rockstar will try to put its own spin on it. It's similar to the capture the flag modes we see in first-person shooters. Read More »

Hyundai Santa Fe First Official Images Are Out

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Hyundai has dropped its first official photos of the 2019 Santa Fe ahead of its scheduled debut at the Geneva Motor Show . The new face blends into sheetmetal that looks more upscale and more SUV-like in appearance from today's version. Read More »