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Electronics Samsung Bixby 2.0 will bring back support for Google apps
Author: 0 Samsung Bixby 2.0 will bring back support for Google apps

Google's also making changes to how Google Assistant handles messaging. So you could ask the Google Assistant via another device, to play a playlist from Google Play Music on your Sonos Beam. Smart Assistant speakers are going to rule the market in coming days and the recent report of device sales gives a great indication towards it. And it's really similar to what Amazon is doing with the Alexa Connect Kit .

Electronics Apple will tweak Chinese iPhones to comply with Qualcomm patent ruling
Author: 0 Apple will tweak Chinese iPhones to comply with Qualcomm patent ruling

In an attempt to comply with a Chinese court's recent ban on older iPhone models, Apple will issue a software update to iPhone units in China, according to Reuters . As a result, Apple announced a few hours ago that it will launch a software update to resolve any possible patent infringement. Recently, a Chinese court ruled in favour of Qualcomm, which claimed Apple infringed on a couple of its patents.

Electronics OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to launch in India today
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to launch in India today

This is created to represent the speedtail left when a McLaren vehicle races past - traditionally, McLaren has used orange as the colour for its race cars. The McLaren Edition will be the most expensive phone ever released by OnePlus. One of the differentiating features on the McLaren Edition is the packaging - the device comes in an orange box packed with goodies.

Electronics Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)
Author: 0 Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)

Since this marks the first time Fi is available on an iPhone, there's also a new iOS app . iPhones will need iOS 11 or higher, and Android devices will need Android 7.0 or higher and bands 2 and 4. Google has had its own MVNO wireless service option for quite awhile now, but its selection of devices has been pretty limited. Past year the company started adding support for some Android One devices including the Moto X4 .

Electronics More photos of Pixel 3 Lite leak online
Author: 0 More photos of Pixel 3 Lite leak online

Now that a Google Pixel 3 Lite may be on the horizon, it's time for the leaks to spin back up, and this scaled back version of the Pixel 3 is still getting leaked like insane. We can see that the Pixel 3 Lite's 5.56-inch display fits nicely between the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, for instance, even if it does have the bigger bezels on the top and bottom.

Electronics Sony has sold 86.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles
Author: 0 Sony has sold 86.1 million PlayStation 4 consoles

It has been five years since we first picked up our PS4 at a midnight opening at our local specialist retailer, and what a half-decade it has been since then. Better yet, all the bundles include the 1TB model of Xbox One, which is significantly more accommodating for your library of games and their large install sizes than the standard 500GB variants.

Electronics Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is the company's second Android Go phone
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is the company's second Android Go phone

Also in the mix were Google Engineer Adrian Roos and Samsung Engineering Director Jisun Park. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, SmartThings offers a connected experience in a single app, bringing IoT into the smart home, the vehicle, office and everywhere in between, the company said.

Electronics Apple slashes iPhone XR production orders as demand fails to meet expectations
Author: 0 Apple slashes iPhone XR production orders as demand fails to meet expectations

Apple's Asian supplier and assembler stocks fell on Tuesday on a media report that the iPhone maker had told its smartphone assemblers to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to its new iPhone XR . Meanwhile, Pegatron, which is another key partner of the Cupertino-based tech giant, has had to "suspend plans to ramp up production", now "awaiting further instructions", according to supply chain sources that are typically right about these things.

Electronics OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant launches in China
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant launches in China

The OnePlus flagship had been globally launched late last month, and have been on sale in India in two colour variants: Midnight Black and Twilight Black. There's also a special Marvel Avengers edition of OnePlus 6 . The OnePlus 6T also comes with a "teardrop' notch, which makes it better-looking than the OnePlus 6, though that's all a matter of taste".

Electronics Destiny 2’s PC Version Is Entirely Free for a Limited Time
Author: 0 Destiny 2’s PC Version Is Entirely Free for a Limited Time

For those new members on Battle.net will have the opportunity to claim Destiny 2 as a " free gift". In addition, Destiny 2 also have two previous expansions and the recently released Forsaken pack. But Blizzard is having a limited-time event - running from now until November 18, 2018 - where PC gamers can download Destiny 2 for free from Battle.net.

Electronics Apple finally launches a new MacBook Air with Retina display
Author: 0 Apple finally launches a new MacBook Air with Retina display

There's also a T2 Security Chip, same as the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro , which handles all the secure boot, encryption, and controller architecture.in other words, Apple is offloading everything from Intel that it can, so MacBook Air performs better than what any similar specced machines have any right to.

Author: 0 Apple launches a Mac Mini with a "huge punch"

The base model for the Mac mini 2018 comes with 8GB RAM, 3.6Ghz quad core Intel Core i3 processor and a 128GB SSD. The new Mac mini comes with quad- and 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core processors , up to 64GB of faster memory and all-flash storage (up to 2TB).

Electronics Apple iPhone XR pre-orders start today
Author: 0 Apple iPhone XR pre-orders start today

Just like the iPhone XS devices, the new iPhone XR also sports an edge-to-edge display with a notch on the top. The iPhone XR is available for preorder starting tonight at midnight PT (12:01 a.m. One last thing - the iPhone XR's body is still made of aluminum, while the XS line has moved on to that premium-feeling stainless steel. The iPhone XR will support gestures as Apple has bid adieu to the home button for its entire line-up for the first time.

Electronics Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines
Author: 0 Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

On top of the new app fees, Lockheimer said that phone vendors are also free to distribute unofficial forks of the Android OS and that they can also skip installing the Search and Chrome apps, which until now have been deal-breakers. The EC's stipulation that companies were being hindered by their inability to ship devices with forked versions of Android is of dubious merit, and now there's a very real possibility that Google-sanctioned devices - a vast majority of Androids sold in the ...

Electronics Fortnite patch notes detail latest game mode: Disco Domination
Author: 0 Fortnite patch notes detail latest game mode: Disco Domination

Beyond this new limited time mode , V6.02 adds the Quad Launcher , teased earlier this week . When the floor is captured, it will fill the team's "dance bar" until an enemy comes to break up the party or the storm begins moving. The rocket allows four rockets to be loaded at one time and fired repeatedly. Time will tell exactly how the weapon will function, but it's clear that the weapon will be of legendary rarity.

Electronics Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K
Author: 0 Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K

Price-wise, both the i5-9600K and i7-9700K are similar to the 8th generation processors they are replacing, while the i9-9900K will come in at $500. Dropping Hyper-Threading could be a nod towards improving security on its processors related to Spectre and Meltdown, or it could have been an adjustment to improve product segmentation to create a larger gap between the Core i7 and Core i9 families.

Electronics Google shutting down Google+
Author: 0 Google shutting down Google+

The bug is said to have affected as many as 500,000 accounts, though the company says it found " no evidence " that any data was actually misused. From 2015 to March 2018, the APIs made it possible for developers to view profile information not marked as public, including full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation, and relationship status.

Electronics China 'put tiny chips in USA computers to steal tech secrets'
Author: 0 China 'put tiny chips in USA computers to steal tech secrets'

In a statement to Bloomberg Businessweek that was also provided to Fox News, Apple said that Bloomberg's reporting is "inaccurate" and the sources in the story might be "wrong or misinformed". These motherboards have been used in servers by companies like Amazon and Apple as well by at least 28 other USA companies and organisations. Bloomberg's sources claim that Apple removed about 7,000 Super Micro servers from its data centers in 2015 after discovering the malicious chips.

Electronics VERIFY: Everything you need to know about today's 'presidential alert'
Author: 0 VERIFY: Everything you need to know about today's 'presidential alert'

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert between 11:18 a.m. "Got it!" In Seattle, the test alert arrived in the middle of the GeekWire Summit. Officials said they expected the alert would not reach all phones for a variety of reasons.

Electronics Amazon announces AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock
Author: 0 Amazon announces AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock

The company has slightly redesigned the Echo Dot , which it calls "the best selling speaker ever". Rest of the functionality remains the same, as does the price at $49.99. The all-new Amazon Echo Plus costs $149.99 in the U.S., £139.99 in the UK. The Echo Auto is a new gadget that puts Alexa in the vehicle. Two things, really.

Electronics Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Incoming
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Incoming

Here is all you need to know about the announcements made at the September 13 Nintendo Direct update. Dedicated portable-only players can look forward to Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn , Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS, and a remake of the original GameCube Luigi's Mansion .

Electronics Nintendo Direct Officially Announced for Tomorrow
Author: 0 Nintendo Direct Officially Announced for Tomorrow

Nintendo has announced their Switch Online memberships will launch in Canada, the U.S. and beyond on September 18, 2018. The Switch eShop will not be available for "up to 3 hours". I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... Since there will be some games that won't be able to make use of cloud saves, for whatever reason.

Electronics Lexus wants drivers to see better with digital side mirrors
Author: 0 Lexus wants drivers to see better with digital side mirrors

It's not the cleanest execution of the technology we've seen but it offers several advantages over conventional mirrors, according to Lexus . Digital screens mounted on the insides of the door provide the driver with a view that can be enhanced at night, and the field of vision can be adjusted as needed.

Electronics The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle
Author: 0 The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle

So if you want to listen to music with wired headphones on your fancy new $1,449 iPhone XS Max , you'll have to shell out an extra $9.00 for one of the clumsy, much-hated and all-too-frequently lost adapters. Features like post-editing Depth Control and Smart HDR will also be supported on the iPhone XR . The firm infamously remarked that it had the "courage" to move away from the headphone jack, prompting some ridicule from users.

Electronics SC won’t evacuate prison for Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 SC won’t evacuate prison for Hurricane Florence

Warmer ocean water makes hurricanes more intense because the storms are fed by evaporating water. Police chief Luther Reynolds added that he has been in touch with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office and North Charleston police about the situation and preparing for Hurricane Florence.

Electronics Tesla shares slip as analyst calls company
Author: 0 Tesla shares slip as analyst calls company "uninvestable"

Most recently, during a live stream podcast with Joe Rogan, Musk shared his views on Artificial Intelligence and how it could create both positive and disastrous impacts around the world. "While we expect investors will continue to question management turnover, particularly given intense scrutiny on the company, we do not think the turnover is indicative of problems with financial reporting at the company", they added .

Electronics Apple's massive new iPhone could make history
Author: 0 Apple's massive new iPhone could make history

The company unveils the latest version to its iPhone every fall ahead of the holiday shopping season. While we have previously reported many hints that check the "Yes" box, here are even more confirmations. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the watch faces will have larger screens. If you want the higher storage tier, with 256GB, you'd have to shell out Euro 170 more, but what will Apple charge for the eventual 512 GB models, is anyone's guess at this point.

Electronics Samsung CEO: First foldable phone could be unveiled in November
Author: 0 Samsung CEO: First foldable phone could be unveiled in November

The experience of using a foldable phone, Koh says should be different from how consumers use a tablet and would need to do something better. "It's nearing completion - we're now focused on the user experience", he said at the time. The ideal foldable phone would have a single display that can fold. The first phone to follow this new strategy will reportedly be this year's Galaxy A series phone and will be priced at $400.

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