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Xiaomi finally ends MIUI Global Beta program for all devices Xiaomi finally ends MIUI Global Beta program for all devices
- June 18, 2019

Testers aren't really useful if they're not giving you feedback, which is why Xiaomi is shutting down its MIUI beta program starting July 1. In view of the Redmi K20 series launch, Xiaomi is aggressively taking on other flagship phones, specially the OnePlus 7 Pro . (more...)
Google Pixel 4 Is Already Being Used by at Least One Person Google Pixel 4 Is Already Being Used by at Least One Person
- June 18, 2019

That's why it's quite unusual that Google has already released images of what the Pixel 4 will look like. Some marketing material from Verizon seems to have been leaked, revealing the approximate launch dates of major flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Google Pixel 4 and even the Apple iPhone XI. (more...)
Google Breaks Form, Confirms Pixel 4 Leaks With Official Stock Images Google Breaks Form, Confirms Pixel 4 Leaks With Official Stock Images
- June 17, 2019

The renders also revealed two speaker grills at the bottom and this tells us that Google is ditching its front-facing stereo setup for a typical earpiece + downfiring loudspeaker combo. What do you think of the Google Pixel phone range? Ever since the Google Pixel 3 series is unveiled, there are quite a lot of rumors around Google Pixel 4 series. (more...)
Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure
- June 17, 2019

At least it seems the Mate X's release won't be effected by the United States government's recent decision to place Huawei on the Entity List, which prohibits United States companies from supplying good or services to organisations seen as a national security risk. (more...)
Huawei's Hongmeng OS To Be '60% Faster' Than Android Huawei's Hongmeng OS To Be '60% Faster' Than Android
- June 17, 2019

He said the company will "presumably" trademark its new OS. Earlier, it was reported that the Huawei's own mobile operating system named Hongmeng OS could get released in August or September. However, this is even more hard to believe but we can hope for the best. The company has denied that its products pose a security threat. The US has accused Huawei of exploiting cyber infrastructure on behalf of China's ruling Communist Party while threatening to curb intelligence ... (more...)
Foxconn Can Produce iPhones Outside China if Required, Says Top Exec Foxconn Can Produce iPhones Outside China if Required, Says Top Exec
- June 14, 2019

The firm moved much of its production to China in previous years and has embraced the company as another of its largest sources of revenue due to its nature as a status symbol. For instance, it is also attempting to move some iPhone production to India in order to skirt India's 20 percent import duties. To meet the demand, Foxconn would need at least one or two substantial factories outside China. (more...)
‘Study From Facebook’ App To Pay Users For Their Data ‘Study From Facebook’ App To Pay Users For Their Data
- June 14, 2019

Sound good to you? "As they sign up, people will see a description of how the app works and what information they'll be sharing with us so they can confirm they want to participate", Facebook said. All the registered users are then rewarded for taking part in the program. USA social media giant Facebook will relaunch its market research app Study , which pays users to learn how they use their data online. (more...)
E3 2019 | Uplay Plus release date, price, and platforms announced E3 2019 | Uplay Plus release date, price, and platforms announced
- June 13, 2019

In Ubisoft's game subscription , the library is everything. Each game will be the premium edition of each title , including all DLC and expansions. Classic Ubisoft Titles : Titles from the Far Cry and Rayman franchises, Prince of Persia®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Beyond Good & Evil® and more. (more...)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition comes to Switch this Winter Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition comes to Switch this Winter
- June 13, 2019

The individually numbered stainless steel watches feature a Seiko-made movement as well as all sorts of nice Final Fantasy VII details. During their presentation, there was a ton of Final Fantasy love, with several different games coming to pretty much every platform possible. (more...)
Gods & Monsters is a mythical adventure from Assassin's Creed Odyssey devs
- June 12, 2019

Players will explore the Isle of the Blessed and prove their heroism as they face unsafe mythological creatures, including fearsome Gorgons and Harpies and mighty Cyclopes. The Isle of the Blessed has been taken over by the Greek monster Typhon and you'll need to defeat him and his mythological beasts to restore order to the world. (more...)
Watch the Ubisoft E3 2019 Press Conference Live Stream! Watch the Ubisoft E3 2019 Press Conference Live Stream!
- June 12, 2019

Ubisoft has also teased a new Watch Dogs game, perhaps called Watch Dogs Legion . Read IGN's hands-on preview with Doom Eternal . Putting one Doomslayer against two player-controlled demons, BATTLEMODE is an in-house multiplayer mode developed at id Software. (more...)
Watch the Xbox E3 2019 press conference live right here Watch the Xbox E3 2019 press conference live right here
- June 10, 2019

The subscription appears to be live in beta form and accepting signups at this time. If Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference won't start until 1PM PT today, it looks like the company has already pushed some buttons a bit too early. Customers need a Microsoft account to sign up. Because of the message given when purchasing the Xbox Game Pass Subscription at this price, this does not seem to be a mistake on Microsoft's part, but it is an extremely good deal and will only last a limited ... (more...)
Nintendo E3 2019 Games: Zelda, Pokemon, Luigi's Mansion, And More Nintendo E3 2019 Games: Zelda, Pokemon, Luigi's Mansion, And More
- June 10, 2019

Nintendo, on the other hand, is here and now and going to give Nintendo Switch owners stuff to be super excited about for the rest of 2019 after an admittedly subdued first half of the year. These include Gears 5 (the follow-up from The Coalition-developed Gears 4 which promises to take on a more open world angle) and Halo Infinite . (more...)
Google Stadia details, game lineup, and price revealed Google Stadia details, game lineup, and price revealed
- June 09, 2019

The Pro service is priced at $11.99 per month in Canada, and will offer ongoing access to an expanding collection of games for the duration of the player's subscription, with the option to purchase additional games not included in the subscription at a discount. (more...)
Google Stadia: The internet speed requirements you'll need to play Google Stadia: The internet speed requirements you'll need to play
- June 07, 2019

Ltd. have been announced so far, including: Doom Eternal , Destiny 2 , Rage 2 , Metro Exodus , Borderlands 3 , Mortal Kombat 11 , Assassin's Creed: Odyssey , Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint , and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 . If you are looking at this and concerned about the price , basic 1080p gaming will be available for free next year. At launch, it appears there will be tons of games to play , but Google made a decision to highlight a certain few for this event. (more...)
Pokemon Sword & Shield Channels Godzilla With New Dynamax Mechanic Pokemon Sword & Shield Channels Godzilla With New Dynamax Mechanic
- June 07, 2019

The first games introduced 151, of course, but every generation since then we've had newcomers - sometimes a handful, sometimes over a hundred. Also, in the Wild Area, you can control the camera! Different Pokemon will appear in these wild areas depending on whether and daytime conditions. (more...)
Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
- June 06, 2019

Apple is also announcing a 32-inch 6K HDR display to go along with the new Mac Pro . To put that in some context, an iMac Pro with an 8-core processor, 32GB of memory and a 1TB SSD, costs $7,299 locally and that includes an integrated 5K display. (more...)
Apple’s Highest-Spec New Mac Pro Estimated to Cost at Least $35K Apple’s Highest-Spec New Mac Pro Estimated to Cost at Least $35K
- June 05, 2019

In other words, it's very, very expensive and you can edit Jurassic World III on it. The housing has a lattice pattern to reduce new and maximize airflow - yes the cheese-grater look is back! It also introduces Apple Afterburner, a game-changing accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously. (more...)
Xiaomi also teases under-display camera Xiaomi also teases under-display camera
- June 04, 2019

These demo videos are of low quality, so it's hard to see how well the cameras perform. A leaker a few weeks ago did say that Oppo will show a phone with under-display camera tech, while Ice Universe has been teasing for a while now unbelievable smartphone designs for the second half of 2019. (more...)
Modern Warfare cross play confirmed Modern Warfare cross play confirmed
- June 03, 2019

On the occasion of the announcement, the spectacular trailer that you can see at the beginning of the news was published, which gives us a very precise idea of the style adopted and the context chosen. Themed Operator Skin: Special operations with gas mask. In 2011's Modern Warfare 3 co-op mode, two players work together in order to fend off waves of enemies. (more...)
Did Drake's Game 1 antics cross Adam Silver's hypothetical line? Did Drake's Game 1 antics cross Adam Silver's hypothetical line?
- June 02, 2019

The NBA reportedly spoke to the Raptors about Drake's sideline activity ahead of the series . "The fans are fantastic, man". "Just bumps and bruises of the game. Aside from trash talking Green, Drake trolled Warriors star Steph Curry by wearing his father Dell Curry's jersey from when he played for Toronto . (more...)
Redmi K20 Pro is already in the program Android Q Beta Redmi K20 Pro is already in the program Android Q Beta
- June 01, 2019

A smaller battery can be expected as well as wireless charging and no audio jack. Asus says the bigger battery size also leads to fewer charging cycles, which enhances the battery longevity. It gets a 20MP AI camera for selfies. At the back, the triple rear cameras has also been confirmed via the teaser. The ZenFone 6 has gone on sale in Europe. (more...)
Samsung Is Finally Dumping The Headphone Jack Samsung Is Finally Dumping The Headphone Jack
- June 01, 2019

According to a report by Android Police , the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will not come with a 3.5mm audio jack. If the Galaxy Note10 dumps the headphone jack, it's a fair bet the Galaxy S10 was the last generation of Samsung's flagship smartphone to boast that port. (more...)
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Is Coming To PC Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Is Coming To PC
- May 31, 2019

Apparently that's now going to be connected to the Xbox Game Pass on PC - or, at the very least, if you have a Game Pass subscription, you'll be able to buy the games you've played with it at a discount from the Windows Store. The company first launched Xbox Game Pass in 2017, allowing players on Xbox One to access a large library of games for a monthly fee. Here is something really interesting for all Gears of War fans out there. (more...)
Amazon Introduces New $90 Echo Show, Adds Privacy Controls to Alexa Amazon Introduces New $90 Echo Show, Adds Privacy Controls to Alexa
- May 30, 2019

Just like its bigger variant the Echo Show 5 can take both audio and visual cues, to complete tasks with Amazon's own AI assistant, Alexa . Echo Show 5 has a much compact design than previous Amazon Echo Show devices , thanks to its smaller 5.5-inch display. (more...)
Intel Details 10nm Ice Lake Processor; Brings 18% Increase In IPC
- May 30, 2019

But don't expect any huge CPU performance boost from the company's new " Ice Lake " processors when they start arriving in laptops later this year. This allows owners to use even their super thin and lightweight laptops for heavy duty projects as well as for basic entertainment. (more...)
Redmi K20 Pro, K20 become official with stellar specs, budget price Redmi K20 Pro, K20 become official with stellar specs, budget price
- May 30, 2019

Specifically, it is a 14-inch Full HD display with anti-glare coating and brightness level of 250nits. For a better gaming experience, the K20 Pro features Game Turbo 2 .0 and eight layer liquid cooling . So, what's your thoughts about the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro? As expected, the Redmi K20 Pro will run on the Qualcomm flagship octa-core processor , Snapdragon 855 . (more...)
Apple launches new iPod Touch Apple launches new iPod Touch
- May 29, 2019

Like Apple's current iPhones, this latest iPod Touch model is expected to receive an update to iOS 13 come September. This means you are still getting the same 4-inch, 1136x640 resolution LCD, basic 8MP camera on the back and 1.2MP camera on the front, single loudspeaker, no Face ID or even Touch ID, 3D Touch or haptic feedback. (more...)
Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro receiving an update today Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro receiving an update today
- May 29, 2019

Among other specifications, the OnePlus 7 Pro includes a 4,000mAh battery , with Warp Charge 30 fast charging (5V/ 6A) and a 10-layer liquid cooling system . Nearly as soon as users got their devices in hand, reports began to flood in on Reddit and OnePlus' support forums that the smartphone was suffering from a freakish phantom touch issue. (more...)
Wall Street gains on trade reprieve ahead of long weekend Wall Street gains on trade reprieve ahead of long weekend
- May 26, 2019

Google has since revoked Huawei's Android license, which poses a major threat towards the company which heavily relies on the Android operating system while chipmakers such as Intel , Broadcom and Qualcomm have suspended supplying to Huawei pending further notice. (more...)
HONOR launches new smartphone products in Britain HONOR launches new smartphone products in Britain
- May 24, 2019

According to the post, an update that was pushed out right after the phone was launched improved the camera , but apparently, it was not enough. Well, the Honor P20 Pro features quad cameras at its rear with a 48MP primary Sony IMX586 sensor with 4-in-1 Light Fusion, f/1.4 aperture (world's first phone to have such an aperture that can take 50% more light than f/1.8 aperture). (more...)
Get The Sims 4 free! Get The Sims 4 free!
- May 23, 2019

The offer from Origin comes on the back of an announcement by The Sims 4 team that they are planning to release a slew of new expansions this year. You may be able to claim the game through the Origin client on your Mac or PC instead, but other players have reported problems with this method. " Sims 4 " is normally priced at $39.99, or around P2,099.77. (more...)
Windows 10 May 2019 Update now available for everyone Windows 10 May 2019 Update now available for everyone
- May 23, 2019

Microsoft's monthly rollup update has also negatively affected systems that have McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 installed. "Starting this June, we will begin updating devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10, to ensure we can continue to service these devices and provide the latest updates, security updates and improvements", the company said ... (more...)
EE says it will launch UK's first 5G service on 30th May
- May 23, 2019

Two major mobile carriers said Wednesday they will postpone sales of new smartphone handsets produced by Huawei Technologies Co. after Washington effectively banned USA firms from exporting components to the Chinese tech giant. There have been concerns raised about the role played by Chinese firm Huawei, which supplies network equipment to the UK's mobile operators for their roll-out of 5G, following the USA decision to curb its ability to do business in America. (more...)
Apple now accepts 2018 MacBooks into its keyboard fix program Apple now accepts 2018 MacBooks into its keyboard fix program
- May 23, 2019

This means it will be the first time a MacBook Pro will be powered by an octa-core or eight-core processor. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is the model most affected by these updates. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar still starts at $1799 and features a 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (up from a 2.3 GHz quad-core i5). (more...)
Huawei has lost access to Google and Android after Trump blacklist Huawei has lost access to Google and Android after Trump blacklist
- May 21, 2019

Crucially, that might mean Huawei no longer gets access to Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant and Google Play . Reuters previously reported that the US Commerce Department was considering a temporary lowering of the ban, in order for networks now using Huawei equipment to maintain important services for consumers - essentially, this gives more time for them to feasibly come up with alternatives. (more...)
Activision has put Treyarch in charge of 2020’s Call of Duty title Activision has put Treyarch in charge of 2020’s Call of Duty title
- May 21, 2019

Infinity Ward , Treyarch and Sledgehammer take turns on a predictable cadence but a wrench has been thrown into the works for Call of Duty 2020, with development reportedly switching back to Treyarch for Black Ops 5 . Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 is in development for unspecified platforms. Previously, during the company's first-quarter 2019 earnings call , Activision reassured its investors that Infinity Ward's next Call of Duty game would be unveiled at some point during the second ... (more...)
PlayStation Was Largely Left Out Of Negotiations With Microsoft Over New Deal
- May 20, 2019

A Sony spokesman confirmed that negotiations began previous year and were reportedly handled by Sony's senior management in Tokyo with no involvement of the PlayStation team. In the long run, Sony and Microsoft could ultimately solidify game development on Azure cloud and could also create an additional revenue stream for Microsoft's cloud business. (more...)
Huawei says will continue support for smartphones and tablets Huawei says will continue support for smartphones and tablets
- May 20, 2019

Under the new executive order signed by US President Donald Trump last week, the secretary of commerce has the power to prevent US-based companies with foreign ones that are deemed a security risk. Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday that "We have not done anything which violates the law", adding the U.S. measures would have a limited impact. (more...)
Monster Hunter World has a free trial on PS4 Monster Hunter World has a free trial on PS4
- May 12, 2019

Capcom has confirmed that the trial is only available for PS4 owners, so if you're playing Monster Hunter World on PC or Xbox One, you're out of luck. This new area is also set to unlock new abilities, like the Clutch Claw's new grapple feature and each weapon type gaining new attack moves and combos with the Slinger. (more...)
Square Enix Reconfirms Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Be Multi-Part Series Square Enix Reconfirms Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Be Multi-Part Series
- May 12, 2019

Now, despite the game keeping a low profile for the last few years, Square Enix has said these plans haven't changed. It's now unclear how long the gaps between releases will be, how many parts the game will be broken into, and how breaking up the game will affect the structure of game progression. (more...)
Move over 48MP cameras, Samsung brings new image sensor with 64MP resolution Move over 48MP cameras, Samsung brings new image sensor with 64MP resolution
- May 11, 2019

According to the manufacturer, using the 64MP sensor will result in "highly-detailed" images in bright settings. Samsung on Thursday expanded its 0.8-micrometer (μm) image sensor lineup with the introduction of two new components, the 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 and the 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM2 . (more...)
Pixel 3a wins praise for repairability in iFixit teardown Pixel 3a wins praise for repairability in iFixit teardown
- May 11, 2019

If you do buy or already have, a Pixel, then you're going to be stuck with Google's gestures, unfortunately. Two things that are pretty important to most people. Google Camera app version 6.2.030 update is now rolling out, and we can verify that the new Timelapse mode has now arrived on our Pixel 3 after installing the update. (more...)
Fortnite season 9 Battle Pass adds Fortbyte collectibles Fortnite season 9 Battle Pass adds Fortbyte collectibles
- May 11, 2019

Located around Neo Tilted Towers, Mega Mall and a large portion of the inner island, these new towers will propel players once they enter the wind stream. Fortnite Season 9 brings you a whole new challenge objective in the form of Fortbyte. Some are unlocked by XP, others by Battle pass Tiers, and some by physically doing things things in the world. (more...)
Google Maps AR rolling out to Pixel devices Google Maps AR rolling out to Pixel devices
- May 10, 2019

While it may seem so, the Pixel 3a is not part of any commercial soak test and Google will extend its lineup of affordable devices further. Both the devices will be available in black, white, and purple. Created to fit comfortably in your hand, the Pixel 3a features a 5.6-inch or 6-inch OLED display, available in three colors of Just Black, Clearly White, and Purple-ish. (more...)
Samsung Electronics says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold Samsung Electronics says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold
- May 09, 2019

The email was necessary under United States regulations that require customers be contacted if their pre-order is in any doubt. More foldable devices are in the works but we'll have to see how the Galaxy Fold will survive. Samsung has said it plans to make at least 1 million Fold handsets in the first year, versus the total 300 million phones it produces annually on average. (more...)
Tencent Replaces PUBG by 'Game for Peace' in China Tencent Replaces PUBG by 'Game for Peace' in China
- May 09, 2019

The game is described as sort of a PUBG-clone, and Tencent is already offering existing PUBG players a way to migrate their accounts. By the afternoon, the message had changed to say PUBG wasn't coming back. SAPP only began approving new games in January and last month issued new guidelines for games that blacklisted certain content. Games are no longer allowed to show corpses, for example, or pools of blood. (more...)
Dark Mode is coming in Android Q Dark Mode is coming in Android Q
- May 09, 2019

Today it published samples of how to get it up and running on small devices such as Raspberry Pi. The fact that many Android phonemakers, such as Samsung , are notoriously slow to roll out the latest versions of the software to their customers' devices (if they arrive at all) certainly doesn't help. (more...)
Google to roll out new Android Auto interface
- May 08, 2019

Why it's taken this long to add one is beyond us, but I suppose it's better late than never. With the new layout, there should be significantly less screen switching. With Android Q , you will always receive a notification when a device tries to access your location . Android Q is a big part of that effort. For cars with larger touchscreen units, Android Auto will also display more information to maximize the available amount of real estate. (more...)
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL officially announced Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL officially announced
- May 08, 2019

Interestingly enough, Pixel 3a promotional materials leaked as well and include references to a fast-charging battery , long battery life, Night Vision mode, Portrait mode and more. The search giant, Google is all set to launch its latest Pixel devices at the Google I/O conference event scheduled on May 7, 2019. The phones , which have leaked on countless occasions at this point dating back to a year ago, are the mid-range phones Google hopes to sell in bunches, thanks to ... (more...)

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