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IT&Software China's Xiaomi unveils 5G smartphone for $680
Author: 0 China's Xiaomi unveils 5G smartphone for $680

The phone has a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with 2340×1080 resolution, 600-nits brightness featuring a small waterdrop notch. The Mi 9 will be available February 28 in Europe for €449 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage or €499 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

IT&Software Google's latest Android Q to bring more iPhone-like Gestures
Author: 0 Google's latest Android Q to bring more iPhone-like Gestures

A modification of the Pixel Launcher APK pre-loaded onto the premier Android Q build allows for an entirely new set of gestures to be accessed. Will we see a full dark mode by the time Android Q hits stable? Developers can prepare for this change by taking a look at the new features in the first Q beta release.

IT&Software Redmi 7 details spilled on Geekbench just before China debut
Author: 0 Redmi 7 details spilled on Geekbench just before China debut

The smartphone comes with dual rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The device also runs on Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10 out of the box. The Redmi 7 serves as the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 6 , which was launched past year alongside Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi 6A , and starts at 699 yuan ($105).

IT&Software Facebook, social media criticized as slow to stop New Zealand video
Author: 0 Facebook, social media criticized as slow to stop New Zealand video

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said Monday that the tech companies have "a lot of work" to do to curb the proliferation of content that incites hate and violence. Facebook says it does not want to act as a censor, as videos of violence, such as those documenting police brutality or the horrors of war, can serve an important objective.

IT&Software Hot Deal: Get $400 Off 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro (2017)
Author: 0 Hot Deal: Get $400 Off 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro (2017)

Apple claims as 70 percent boost in performance as well as two times the graphics capability. The iPad Mini has the same 7.9-inch, 2048x1536 screen it's always had, but has been updated with Apple Pencil support and wide-colour P3 gamut, plus True Tone again.

IT&Software Android Q’s new camera features will make shutterbugs happy
Author: 0 Android Q’s new camera features will make shutterbugs happy

Assuming the benchmark relays genuine information, one could conclude that Google might be lowering the bar further to make the Lite phones even more accessible to consumers looking for a cheaper Pixel phone . The Android Q beta has just been turned on and we're set for a crash course over the next several months. This floating settings panel could provide quick access to things like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

IT&Software Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones
Author: 0 Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Which devices are eligible for Android Q beta? . Previously, the first preview build of predecessor Android versions were installable only through manual processor since it was aimed towards developers. Google has introduced the Android Q Beta. Starting with Android Q , users will have an option to provide location access to an app only while it is being used.

IT&Software Nintendo finally brings VR to the Switch
Author: 0 Nintendo finally brings VR to the Switch

The new VR Kit comes in two packages, with the more expensive $80 option including everything in the lineup: Toy-Con VR Goggles, Blaster, Camera, Bird, Wind Pedal, and Elephant - plus a screen holder, safety cap, and game software. Prior to its reveal , people were speculating about whether Nintendo would create a VR headset, but it never happened. As with Cardboard the Labo VR Kit won't have you strapping anything to your face, and you likely won't be playing AAA titles.

IT&Software Galaxy S10, S10 Plus teardowns show they're built to take the heat
Author: 0 Galaxy S10, S10 Plus teardowns show they're built to take the heat

Then again, the price for memory has been declining over the past few months, allowing Samsung to double the amount of storage it offers on its phones. On the other hand, the out-folding phone wouldn't need a standalone display as the main screen will be used as the smartphone display as well. Along with developing new models, sources said the company is trying to improve the durability of the Galaxy Fold's display.

IT&Software US Cyber Command Thwarted Russia During Midterms
Author: 0 US Cyber Command Thwarted Russia During Midterms

The agency reportedly has connections to numerous Russian intelligence officials, identified by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Counsel Robert Mueller as having interfered in the 2016 presidential election. According the Post, Prigozhin responded to questions with a statement published on VK, the Russian equivalent of Facebook: "I can not comment on the work of the Internet Research Agency in any way because I have no relation to it".

IT&Software Samsung releases the first hands on footage of its new folding phone
Author: 0 Samsung releases the first hands on footage of its new folding phone

Unlike in-folding type of Galaxy Fold , Huawei Mate X does not fold exactly in half, but is an out-folding type that has a bigger risk of screen breakage. "Unthinkable two years ago when it was hard to believe there would be any commercial 5G phones in 2019". Both Samsung and Huawei have unveiled foldables in recent days, but how do they stack up? But most importantly, the transition is seamless and you can also barely see the hinge between the two screens (which is great).

IT&Software SanDisk and Micron Announced 1TB microSD Cards
Author: 0 SanDisk and Micron Announced 1TB microSD Cards

Of the two, the Sandisk card will have a slightly higher read speed while Micron will have the faster write speed. Micron offers 100MB/s read and 95MB/s writes while SanDisk is faster at reading, with 160MB/s and 90MB/s writing data.

IT&Software Huawei unveils Mate X foldable smartphone
Author: 0 Huawei unveils Mate X foldable smartphone

In contrast, Samsung's closed Galaxy Fold leaves you with a mere 4.6-inch display. Functionality-wise Huawei promised that this design offers two-app multitasking while in tablet mode. Huawei's Mate X has just the one screen on the outside. The bar holds the camera set up, USB-C port and more while dual batteries in each half of the display makes up a 4500mAh battery.

IT&Software Forget the Galaxy Fold, Huawei just unveiled an absolutely gorgeous foldable phone
Author: 0 Forget the Galaxy Fold, Huawei just unveiled an absolutely gorgeous foldable phone

It'll need to be different to other Huawei phones in managing split/dual screens effectively, in a way that will enhance the experience. Xiaomi have a tri-fold design with the outer edges folding back around on themselves. The 5G on the device also appears to to be a move to place the phone as an enterprise tool, offering users high speed downloads - as well as fast charging speeds.

IT&Software Welp, we now know nearly everything about Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup
Author: 0 Welp, we now know nearly everything about Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup

Some of the other common features that will be available on the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 include Samsung Pay Mini, Bixby assistant, Pixel Merging, Background Blur, Scene Optimizer, Flaw Detection, Smart Beauty, Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting, AR Stickers, Dolby Atmos, Dual Messenger, Secure Folder, Samsung Health, Adaptive Wi-Fi, Always-On Display, Smart Manager, Samsung Mall and dual VoLTE.

IT&Software ‘Apex Legends’ Is Replacing ‘Fortnite’ as the King of Battle Royale Games
Author: 0 ‘Apex Legends’ Is Replacing ‘Fortnite’ as the King of Battle Royale Games

The insane thing about these numbers is that Fortnite has consistently had more streamers - Dextero says that Apex Legends had 600,000 fewer hours streamed than Fortnite throughout the week, but had 11 million more hours watched. Game publisher Electronic Arts said last week that it is looking to the releases of " Apex Legends " as well as BioWare's "Anthem" to help following a hard financial quarter.

IT&Software Trump tells Congress - and Sanders - 'America will never be socialist'
Author: 0 Trump tells Congress - and Sanders - 'America will never be socialist'

But Alex Conant, a former top aide to Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, said that Trump succeeded in showing that he was open to working with Democrats on issues such as prescription drug prices. "The president may call for working together, but past behaviour suggests otherwise". Lawmakers in NY cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth.

IT&Software Sorry, but Respawn isn't working on Titanfall 3
Author: 0 Sorry, but Respawn isn't working on Titanfall 3

So, a tournament with biggest influencers competing would likely be welcomed by Respawn themselves, bringing more exposure to a game which hopes to make a mark in the ever more saturated battle royale genre. "I wouldn't mind having my library spread between Epic, Steam, Origin, etcetera, but I do want a consistent friends list so I don't have to worry about having a game on one platform while my friends have it on the other".

IT&Software Apex Legends: Brand New Battle Royale Revealed Today - Details
Author: 0 Apex Legends: Brand New Battle Royale Revealed Today - Details

I'm not going to lie, I don't get the whole Battle Royale craze, but I'm willing to see what Apex Legends has to offer. Rumors were circulating that the game would be revealed in a Super Bowl ad, but that never happened. In the video posted on Friday, the YouTuber claimed big name streamers such as Shroud and Dr DisRespect have been invited to test Apex Legends . The stream will happen on February 4 at 12 p.m.

IT&Software Samsung Display Patent Hints at an Innovative Foldable Gaming Smartphone
Author: 0 Samsung Display Patent Hints at an Innovative Foldable Gaming Smartphone

What's interesting about the image is that it reveals Huawei's foldable phone will have the main screen facing outwards when the device is folded and used in smartphone mode. Are you ready to reveal the unprecedented? Foldable designs let manufacturers expand a handset's screen size while keeping the device compact enough to carry it the way we've become accustomed to.

IT&Software Apple sacks staff in self-driving unit
Author: 0 Apple sacks staff in self-driving unit

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly initiated Project Titan , which was to include an entire vehicle designed by the Silicon Valley company, in 2014. The company spokesperson said, "We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple".

IT&Software Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus Benchmark Scores Revealed
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus Benchmark Scores Revealed

Apart from adopting Samsungs new Infinity O-display, various leaks have indicated that the series might be ditching the fingerprint scanner on the rear for an in-screen sensor. The Exynos 9820 had 4,382 single-core score and a 9,570 multi-core score, placing it well ahead of most Android phones. Rumours suggest a Snapdragon 855 processor with a choice of 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to a massive 1TB of on-board storage.

IT&Software Mortal Kombat 11: 8 Characters Confirmed So Far, Including Newcomer Geras
Author: 0 Mortal Kombat 11: 8 Characters Confirmed So Far, Including Newcomer Geras

At over 25 years old, the Mortal Kombat franchise has been building its lore for long enough. It's unclear right now if those six pairs will be recreated or sold, but they serve the dual goal of promoting the upcoming Mortal Kombat game and offering a close-up look at the Anatomix Spawn basketball sneaker, which goes on sale January 26 for $110.

IT&Software Netflix to track and stop users from sharing their accounts with friends
Author: 0 Netflix to track and stop users from sharing their accounts with friends

Synamedia presented the technology at the CES 2019 conference in Las Vegas . The company points to research that about one in four Millennials give other people their credentials for video streaming services. Any account, when it goes over a certain share score or concurrent user limit will be reported and then the OTT service provider can take matters into their own hand.

IT&Software Eye-tracking Vive VR headset headlines HTC's CES 2019 showcase
Author: 0 Eye-tracking Vive VR headset headlines HTC's CES 2019 showcase

The device itself is relatively similar to the Vive Pro , HTC's professional high-end tethered fare, but there's one key new feature that could make all the difference to how we interact with, and even render, VR worlds. The Vive Pro Eye is slated to launch in the second quarter of 2019 and will probably be more expensive than the Vive Pro, which retails for $799.

IT&Software Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations
Author: 0 Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

An addition here, though, is that you will be able to link up with Chromecast for more video and TV control. In the past year or so, every major consumer electronics exhibition is all about the Google Assistant or Alexa. The JBL Link Drive is similar to Anker Roav Bolt and packs dual-noise cancelling microphones and connect to your vehicle via Bluetooth or an aux cable.

IT&Software Apple’s TV service just scored a huge win at CES 2019
Author: 0 Apple’s TV service just scored a huge win at CES 2019

Samsung 2019 and 2018 TVs will get an exclusive iTunes app, which lets you access your existing library or rent and buy shows and movies from Apple . What do you think of Apple adding AirPlay 2 support to all these different devices? "Services generated over $10.8bn in revenues during the quarter, growing to a new quarterly record in every geographic segment, and we are on track to achieve our goal of doubling the size of this business from 2016 to 2020".

IT&Software Samsung Galaxy S10: Production Started?
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10: Production Started?

The device will also apparently pack a 24 MP main rear camera, though that will not be the only shooter on its back. Display Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a panel Super AMOLED 5.8 inch diagonal and the basis of the smartphone will be Qualcomm or Samsung 855 9820 for Russian Federation.

IT&Software 911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage
Author: 0 911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage

The company says it's working to restore service and appears to be making progress. CenturyLink expects the service to be restored within hours. Police and fire departments throughout the state took to social media to alert followers to the problem, which was causing some 911 calls made from landlines and cellphones to not go through to the appropriate dispatchers.

IT&Software Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling console of the generation in US
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling console of the generation in US

The NPD Group on Tuesday also revealed that the Switch has become the fastest-selling console of this hardware generation. Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said "We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch ".

IT&Software Google+ to shut down early after new bug bites 52.2 million users
Author: 0 Google+ to shut down early after new bug bites 52.2 million users

The bug was apparently only live for six days, and Google claims that developers with access to the API weren't aware of it or misused the user data, which is certainly a good thing. The latest breach allowed developers to see profile information on 52.5 million users, even if set to private, using one of Google's APIs for six days in November, the company said .

IT&Software Ericsson says has identified software glitch causing mobile network outages
Author: 0 Ericsson says has identified software glitch causing mobile network outages

In an online statement , O2 said: "We are aware our customers are unable to use data this morning". The outage kicked off around 4.45am this morning, with services that rely on O2's network also suffering as a outcome. O2's 4G cellular network has been restored, the British mobile operator said on Friday, following a software glitch which caused smartphone users to lose internet access.

IT&Software Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 processor with 5G and performance improvements
Author: 0 Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 processor with 5G and performance improvements

AI Performance Boost: The Snapdragon 855 includes Qualcomm's 4th-gen multi-core AI engine, which should deliver a 3x performance boost in artificial intelligence features over the Snapdragon 845 . This is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader that Qualcomm says will read your fingerprint even if its wet or oily. Other Snapdragon capabilities teased by Qualcomm today support features that have become increasingly important to smartphone users.

IT&Software Cyber Monday: Nintendo Switch Plus $35 eShop Credit Is $299
Author: 0 Cyber Monday: Nintendo Switch Plus $35 eShop Credit Is $299

Sales of first-party Switch titles - including digital downloads - topped 1 million units during the same period, rising by 78 percent year-over-year. At present , Japanese fans can spend their Platinum Points on festive, 8-bit Mario Pochi bags, a set of B2 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild posters, some B2 Super Mario Odyssey posters, and even a seven day trial of Nintendo Switch Online.

IT&Software Supreme Court hears Apple App Store antitrust arguments
Author: 0 Supreme Court hears Apple App Store antitrust arguments

The App Store generated more than $11 billion in revenue for the company in 2017. And now, Apple is asking the Supreme Court to overturn that decision. I pay Apple directly with credit card information that I've supplied to Apple. Part of the concern, the court said in that case, was to free judges from having to make complex calculations of damages.

IT&Software Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode begins rolling out this week
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode begins rolling out this week

Players can explore the world solo or with friends by forming or joining a Posse. Clocking in at 5.6GB on the PS4, the Red Dead 2 update 1.03 version brings the online component files to the game and then some. If you played between October 26 and October 29 you can play on Thursday November 29 . It seems the camp mentality will be carrying over too, with up to seven players able to form a posse who can gather round fires, go hunting, fishing, attack hideouts, hunt treasure, and visit ...

IT&Software Apple's new ad convinces us the iPad Pro is a laptop replacement
Author: 0 Apple's new ad convinces us the iPad Pro is a laptop replacement

No, this sadly is not some new technology Apple invented, and we're not looking at a foldable iPad. It's also created to stay out of the way of gesture-based navigation, which the iPad Pro adopted from the iPhone XS this year. I'm not defending Apple here but we have to be reasonable too right? The device's portability is also put forward as a major plus point. Apple's new iPad Pro may be the last great tablet , but you'd be wise to handle it carefully.

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