• Google+ to shut down early after leak exposes 52m users
Google+ to shut down early after leak exposes 52m users

Even though the bug didn't end in any hackers gaining access to private user information, Google made a decision to speed up the process of shutting down Google Plus anyway. The data leaked due to a bug in the Google+ API. The bug was apparently only live for six days, and Google claims that developers with access to the API weren't aware of it o...

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  • Qualcomm is using ultrasound tech for a better in-display fingerprint sensor
Qualcomm is using ultrasound tech for a better in-display fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm plans to unveil more details about the Snapdragon 855 at its Tech Summit conference, which is ongoing this week. Qualcomm's newly-announced Snapdragon 855 chipset has just been unveiled at the company's own Snapdragon Summit.

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  • AWS launches RoboMaker dev service for building intelligent robotics apps
AWS launches RoboMaker dev service for building intelligent robotics apps

Customers can rent access to AWS Ground Station facilities by the minute and take advantage of data transit costs greatly reduced by that proximity to its data centers, as well as AWS cloud services for storage and analysis. At present, there are about 2,000 satellites orbiting the earth, which is expected to rise to about 16,000 in the next 10 y...

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  • Red Dead Online Beta Start Date Confirmed
Red Dead Online Beta Start Date Confirmed

On Wednesday, it will open up to anyone who played the game when it launched on 26th October, and the following day it will be available for anyone who played the game between 26th and 29th October. Red Dead Online will release beginning Tuesday , first as a beta, with a full launch to follow. You'll be able to access the beta from the title...

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  • Now Siri will let you speak to the Google Assistant
Now Siri will let you speak to the Google Assistant

So yes, you can say "Hey Siri " followed by "Ok Google" to trigger Assistant handsfree on your iPhone. Prior to this there was an option to add an Assistant widget on the left of the lock screen and the user can record the phrase like usual "OK Google" then whenever any comment is given to Siri, the Assistant will start listening for the comment...

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  • Samsung's One UI beta program is up for the Galaxy S9
Samsung's One UI beta program is up for the Galaxy S9

We're yet to get hands-on with user interface, with Samsung noting that it would be making its way to Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners to try out via a beta. 8-megapixel rear snapper along with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter on the front camera. The device houses a 3,300mAh battery, measures 160.6 x 76.1 x 7.9mm and weighs 177 grams.

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  • Google's dark theme solution will imporve power efficiency
Google's dark theme solution will imporve power efficiency

WhatsApp is clearly a popular messaging app with over a billion users, but it lacks a dark mode. It's always been associated with better battery life on devices, especially mobile devices. We're talking about true black, and it has been proven time and time again that it takes little to no power for an OLED screen to display black. Axing the wo...

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  • Samsung unveils its foldable smartphone, calls the technology ‘Infinity Flex Display’
Samsung unveils its foldable smartphone, calls the technology ‘Infinity Flex Display’

The three new notched displays should be heading to new devices by 2019 and beyond. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold? The Galaxy GameDev program was originally announced at Samsung Developer Conference 2016, wherein Samsung sought to provide access to a variety of technical and marketing support options to assist develope...

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  • Diablo amiibo Arrives In December 2018
Diablo amiibo Arrives In December 2018

Diablo Immortal is a truly mobile game for those who love to play on the go with their smartphones. Skarn intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them to resurrect Diablo . We'll be bringing you any and all news from the show. Specifically, Blizzard said Diablo Immortal would feature large, "shared outdoor zones" w...

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is 2018's biggest entertainment launch
Red Dead Redemption 2 is 2018's biggest entertainment launch

Rockstar Games announced that its new smash-hit game posted worldwide sales of around $750 million in just three days since its release in October 26. Goods that you get via illicit means might be worth lots of money, but in the early game, the only real way to see the value of it is to donate to the camp.

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  • IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price
IPHONE XR REVIEW: Right trade-offs for a cheaper price

The XR also includes the XS's adjustable Depth Control feature for editing Portrait photography. "Good news, Apple loyalists: You won't have to burn $1,000 on your next iPhone", Brian X. It is not as if it looks like a "cheaper" avatar of the iPhone, though. It also features a single lens camera module. As for the front-facing camera ,...

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  • Google Pixel 3 features OLED display panel manufactured by LG, reveals teardown
Google Pixel 3 features OLED display panel manufactured by LG, reveals teardown

Early reports say that Verizon Pixels purchased at Best Buy on launch day will only work with Verizon SIM cards out of the box. In terms of build and construction, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are quite similar. Speaking about the offer, Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel said, "We are excited to extend our partnership with G...

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  • Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999
Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

There are a couple of features which makes the Galaxy Tab S4 unique. It's possible that the chip isn't as powerful compared to the Core i5 we tested in the original Galaxy Book - we'll benchmark it when we get a review sample - but it has other benefits.

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  • Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphones launched - Mobile Phones
Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphones launched - Mobile Phones

There's an octa-core Kirin 980 CPU - an industry first 7nm chip - and 6GB of RAM inside, with storage options reaching 128GB. Not only is this better for group shots, but Huawei says that it will also be better for macro shots, and you'll be able to focus on an object from just 2.5cm away.

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  • Gen Adobe Photoshop is coming to Apple’s iPad
Gen Adobe Photoshop is coming to Apple’s iPad

Once the new Photoshop becomes a reality, it will easily replace all of the existing Photoshop apps such as Photoshop Fix , Express and so on. While Apple's iPad , particularly the iPad Pro , are impressively capable tablets, one issue has plagued the device line for years - the lack of full Photoshop Creative Cloud ( Photoshop CC ) supp...

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  • Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2 spot
Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2 spot

Joining the stable with the Mate 20 Lite, released earlier this year, Huawei says the new phones are aimed at the new entrepreneur, with each harnessing the power of the company's highly advanced Kirin 980 chipset. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a 4,200mAh battery under the hood, with support for the same 40W charging. Besides the phones, i...

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  • Buy an Xbox One Bundle, Get a Free Echo Dot
Buy an Xbox One Bundle, Get a Free Echo Dot

You are not forced to utilize the new avatars and you can absolutely keep that fun character that you've had for years. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming! My favorite addition is the inclusion of all-new Xbox Avatars.

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  • Samsung's New Phone Has FOUR Rear Cameras, Says Leak
Samsung's New Phone Has FOUR Rear Cameras, Says Leak

Samsung's Galaxy A9 has finally entered the mid-range ring. It'll go on sale in the United Kingdom in November, starting at £549. The Galaxy A9 is a glass/metal sandwich like most premium phones launching today. This is to "soak in the light and create brighter images". The other thing you'll miss out on opting for the A9 over the S9 o...

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  • She gone: Google+ network closes indefinitely after security breach
She gone: Google+ network closes indefinitely after security breach

That decision could run afoul of relatively new rules in California and Europe governing when a company must disclose a security incident. Google announced that it is going to shut down its social network platform Google Plus because of the massive data breach.

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  • Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed
Google to finally shut down Google Plus as massive security breach revealed

One of Google +'s People APIs allowed 438 external apps to obtain users' names, email addresses, occupations, genders and ages, even for accounts that were made private. "Our goal is to support a wide range of useful apps, while ensuring that everyone is confident that their data is secure". Google will limit Android apps' ability to access SMS ...

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  • Windows 10 Update Pulled After Users Report Deleted Photos and Files
Windows 10 Update Pulled After Users Report Deleted Photos and Files

However, that didn't go quite well, as many problems began arising for users who were updating to the newest version of Windows 10 . "While we can not guarantee the outcome of any file recovery work, if you have manually checked for updates and believe you have an issue with missing files, please minimise your use of the affected device and cont...

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  • OnePlus 6T event officially locked in for October 30
OnePlus 6T event officially locked in for October 30

OnePlus is selling early-bird tickets for $20 until October 10 when the price will rise to $30; you can visit the website for the full terms and conditions regarding those. With the OnePlus 6T , OnePlus is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. The company will also sell the OnePlus 6T launch invites for Rs 999. The pre-order offer has ...

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  • Google exposed personal data of nearly 500,000 and didn't disclose it
Google exposed personal data of nearly 500,000 and didn't disclose it

Shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc, were down 2.6% following the news. In fact, usage is pretty minimal on the site, with "90 percent of Google + user sessions" being "less than five seconds". The bug gave apps access to information on a person's Google + profile that can be marked as private. Now, users will be given greater co...

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  • Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch ‘PureDisplay’ HDR panel, Snapdragon 636 SoC launched
Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch ‘PureDisplay’ HDR panel, Snapdragon 636 SoC launched

It shipped a (mostly) pristine version of Android and committed to fast, regular updates that they have more or less delivered on. How much does the Nokia 7 .1 cost? The phone will be sold in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colour options, across global markets, starting October this year.

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  • The best new features in Windows 10 October 2018 update
The best new features in Windows 10 October 2018 update

Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and announced the Windows 10 October 2018 Update along with its Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 , and Surface Studio 2 machines. Microsoft has said that it'll start the automatic update process on October 9. It says that this will mean that your PC will prompt you to complete the update that it downl...

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  • ‘Presidential Alert:’ Nationwide EAS, WEA test Wednesday at 1:18 p.m.
‘Presidential Alert:’ Nationwide EAS, WEA test Wednesday at 1:18 p.m.

Eastern time Wednesday, Americans across the country will be interrupted by an urgent notification on their cellphones. This alert is just a test of a national presidential alert system, which will be used in the future in only dire circumstances, such as a missile launched by another country at the US, reported CBS News .

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  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6 details leaked in an un-boxing video
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 details leaked in an un-boxing video

Surface Pro series has been a benchmark for the high-end mobile PCs. Ahead of the unveiling, a new report has hinted at the changes that we can expect from the upcoming devices. Among all the Surface devices, only the Surface Book 2 comes with a USB Type-C port built in. There's also a possibility to see a new Surface Studio at Microsoft's eve...

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  • Nationwide wireless emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday
Nationwide wireless emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

While the Emergency Alert System has been tested before, the Wednesday test will be the first time the nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert system will be tested. Users can not opt out of receiving the WEA test. The " Presidential Alert " will use the same special tone and vibration as Tornado Warnings and AMBER Alerts.

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  • ‘Fortnite’ Season 6: Darkness Rises is Here Just in Time for Halloween
‘Fortnite’ Season 6: Darkness Rises is Here Just in Time for Halloween

Eventually it made its way to Loot Lake where it promptly melted and formed a odd, bouncy purple layer on top of the water's surface for a number of days. Other changes include the introduction of " shadow stones ", consumables that turn you invisible when you stand still. Corrupted areas have Shadow Stones scattered about, which should be consumed...

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  • Twitter loses it after woman closes her own vehicle door
Twitter loses it after woman closes her own vehicle door

Whether the gesture was planned or not, it worked wonders on people observing it on social media. First time I've seen an on-duty princess shut her own vehicle door... "Usually royalty and dignitaries have someone to open/close vehicle doors for security reasons: nothing to do with "princess behaviour", tweeted William Hanson, an etiquette coac...

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  • Google Rebrands Feed as 'Discover,' Adds It to Google Mobile Homepage
Google Rebrands Feed as 'Discover,' Adds It to Google Mobile Homepage

In terms of videos, Google is using "computer vision" to grasp the content of videos and highlight them in Search . New feature Discover ("Discover") will provide recommendations to the user based on his interests. To mark the 20th anniversary of search , Google has introduced tons of new features for a refreshed user experience across ...

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  • Samsung’s Android Go smartphone starts selling in Kenya for Kshs 10,500
Samsung’s Android Go smartphone starts selling in Kenya for Kshs 10,500

The device's local availability comes just a month after it was announced globally and went on sale immediately in Malaysia and India . The smartphone is supposed to 6,28-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution+. It looks like the trend for dual camera smartphones is slowly declining. Also featured is the Samsung's intellig...

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  • Facebook's Portal could be announced next week, coming in two variants
Facebook's Portal could be announced next week, coming in two variants

Amazon has not revealed how many Echo devices it has sold worldwide since 2014, but said Alexa's "interlocutors" are tens of millions worldwide. Alexa Microwave: Here comes the Alexa powered microwave oven that had perhaps raked up the most curiosity.

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  • Red Dead Online rolling out in November
Red Dead Online rolling out in November

Rockstar cited their focus on Red Dead Redemption 2's single player and their struggles with launching and maintaining GTA Online in 2013 as reasons for the staggered launch of Red Dead Online . What do you make of these new Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots? Red Dead Redemption is one of the most impressive virtual worlds we've seen, an...

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  • Samsung's triple-camera A7 smartphone is now official
Samsung's triple-camera A7 smartphone is now official

Samsung unveiled on Thursday its first smartphone with a triple camera. It's got a side fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos sound tech and comes in blue, black, gold and pink. Samsung hasn't revealed the name of the processor yet, but the specifications say that it is an octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2.2GHz paired with 4GB of RAM and 64G...

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