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New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics

New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics Nvidia's 20-series GPUs will run you $899 for the GeForce RTX 2070 , $1199 for the RTX 2080, and a whopping $1899 for the RTX 2080 Ti, with pre-orders for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti available on the Nvidia website today. The new Turing GPU architecture has ray tracing technology at its heart, hence the use of RTX in the new branding. Now we don't know whether this special tech demo was using... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung Unpacked — Unboxing for Business

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung Unpacked — Unboxing for Business The South Korean giant announced that the smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and for the India market, it will be manufactured at the company's largest mobile manufacturing plant in Noida. The unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9 comes about a month before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones. The current Note 8 maxes out at 256 GB. It seems like Samsung managed to get Fornite A... [Full Article...]

Google sets down ground rules for notch support on Android P

Google sets down ground rules for notch support on Android P We are yet to see phones with two notches, but Google is predicting a possible future where that happens and is making sure the number stays at two and no more than that. According to Android System UI product manager Megan Potoski, Google's rules for cutouts were drawn up in an effort to ensure that developers' apps would be cutout-ready, asking them to consider such things as how their "conten... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 XL White colour variant leaked, more details revealed

Google Pixel 3 XL White colour variant leaked, more details revealed You can still expect a dual tone color scheme, but the variant seen in the live image shows a very subtle difference between the white shade on the top and on the bottom. A fresh leak purports to show the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone that could lure iPhone owners away from their next upgrade come September. [Full Article...]

Sony reveals world's highest-resolution phone-camera image sensor

Sony reveals world's highest-resolution phone-camera image sensor The 48 effective megapixels are found on an 8mm diagonal unit, which will enable enhanced photography in smartphones of the future. Sony has a strong heritage in cameras, however in recent years the cameras on its flagship smartphones haven't quite hit the same illustrious heights as rivals - but that could be about to change. [Full Article...]

Here's the Mi A2 Lite

Here's the Mi A2 Lite As an Android One phone, it runs a completely stock version of Android and will get quick updates to new versions of the platform for at least two years. The camera setup on the Mi A2 consists of a total of three sensors. The most noticeable difference is seen in the FHD+ 5.99-inch display , which now sports an 18:9 tall aspect ratio with thin side bezels inline with 2018 trends. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Playground Status: When Will Private Match Come Back?

Fortnite Playground Status: When Will Private Match Come Back? Fortnite Playground mode was meant to be the big Battle Royale release this week but the LTM was taken offline soon after launch. 3pm has rolled around, and it seems Epic hasn't released an update about the state of the Playground LTM mode. [Full Article...]

AL governor, retail association praise SCOTUS online sales tax ruling

AL governor, retail association praise SCOTUS online sales tax ruling The US Supreme Court just upended 26 years of tax law by overturning a ruling that had blocked states from collecting sales taxes for all online purchases. Retail trade groups praised the ruling, saying it levels the playing field for local and online businesses. The ruling is "a big, big victory" for them and was a "good decision", President Donald Trump told governors at the White House. [Full Article...]

Valve And Perfect World Games Announce Steam China

Valve And Perfect World Games Announce Steam China The very first thing that you may notice is that the chat interface is now detached from the main interface. Finally, Valve said it also made some "improvements" to Steam's voice chat. Valve's feeling the pressure from Discord (and other chat services) and an overhaul of the chat interface and functionality was long overdue. It is now easy to really create a community using the service, you... [Full Article...]

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced for iOS & Android

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced for iOS & Android You can play the game in portrait mode. With a rather minimalist interface that's not unheard of when it comes to Bethesda games, intuitive control system and new combat mechanics, The Elder Scrolls: Blades will boast procedurally-generated levels and. [Full Article...]

Gears 5 announced for 2019, new main protagonist

Gears 5 will also be enhanced for Xbox One X , supporting 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) at 60 frames per second (FPS). Gears 5 , Gears Pop! As you can see in the trailer linked above there really aren't any hints as to what we can expect from Gears Pop! when it releases in 2019. [Full Article...]

IOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated

IOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated When time is up, the app will show "Time's up", and then you can tap a link to ask for more time. If they want a little extra time, they can hit ignore - a bit pressing snooze on the alarm app. Even if you have an iPhone SE or iPhone 5s, you'll be getting iOS 12 too. This year, analysts think Apple will focus on incremental improvements to make its software more reliable - and be less dis... [Full Article...]

The Asus ROG is another attempt to make smartphone gaming happen

The Asus ROG is another attempt to make smartphone gaming happen The Asus Phone features a 6-inch full HD+ AMOLED display, which comes thin bezels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. And now, it's making smartphones! Additionally, the phone features dual front-facing speakers, up to 512GB of internal storage and two USB Type-C ports, one on the bottom and the other on the side. [Full Article...]

Facebook Again Botches a Data Crisis

Now, according to an exposé published yesterday in The New York Times , it seems that is not entirely true. While this sounds relatively harmless, Facebook has now been caught giving Apple , Microsoft , Samsung , Blackberry and at least 56 other manufacturers "deep access" to each user and their friends without consent. [Full Article...]

Apple has blocked Telegram updates on the App Store

Apple has blocked Telegram updates on the App Store Apple has stopped approving Telegram for iOS updates globally, according to CEO Pavel Durov. Popular iPhone and Android chat app Telegram ran into some serious issues with the Russian government , which banned the app a few weeks ago, taking additional steps to prevent users from accessing it. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE with Snapdragon 710 SoC & 20MP Selfie Camera Launched

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE with Snapdragon 710 SoC & 20MP Selfie Camera Launched The Mi 8 SE is the cheapest variant out of all of three devices and costs CNY1,799, or $281. The Mi 8 is meant to commemorate 8 years of the Xiaomi brand and it reflects in the spec sheet. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is due to release in China on June 5, while the compact Mi 8 SE is due to be released a couple of days later on June 8. The limited edition phone does support both 3D face unlock and in... [Full Article...]

US Homeland Security Unaware of Conclusion Russia Intended to Help Trump Win

US Homeland Security Unaware of Conclusion Russia Intended to Help Trump Win Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that she was unaware of the intelligence community's assessment that. The former director of national intelligence says the campaign to help Trump win was launched at the direct order of Vladimir Putin . [Full Article...]

Private conversation sent to third party — Amazon Echo nightmare

Private conversation sent to third party — Amazon Echo nightmare Danielle and her husband also contacted Amazon engineers and developers to see if this was a more widespread problem than they anticipated. "A total privacy invasion". Amazon confirmed the woman's claim that the speaker had recorded the conversation and sent it to another person, describing it as the result of an "unlikely" chain of events. [Full Article...]

The FBI Informant Who Wasn't Spying

The FBI Informant Who Wasn't Spying California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu said that Trump's demand could amount to obstruction of justice. Earlier in the day, Trump was in a feisty mood, sending several tweets focusing on the injustice of the investigation against him, considering Democrats' supposedly worse crimes . [Full Article...]

YouTube TV Picks Up Voice Remote Feature

YouTube TV Picks Up Voice Remote Feature Someone wanting to enable Incognito Mode in the YouTube application on Android isn't going to enjoy having to dive into the Settings of the application, only to then browse around in the History & Privacy section to find the toggle. Plus, there's a nice incognito icon replacing your avatar. It works pretty much like it sounds it would, letting you control YouTube TV with voice commands like ... [Full Article...]


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