• We Happy Few Unbanned in Australia

    We Happy Few Unbanned in Australia

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    After considering our appeal to get We Happy Few reviewed for classification, the Australian Classification Review Board has chose to allow the release of We Happy Few in Australia! The decision on a game's classification by the independent board reviewing an appeal takes precedence over the original, and in this case that means that We Happy Few will now be able to be purchased by Australian gamers over the age of 18.
  • Woman live tweets budding romance, sends Twitter into frenzy

    Woman live tweets budding romance, sends Twitter into frenzy

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    WHEN a woman asked a fellow plane passenger if they could switch seats so she could sit next to her boyfriend, she had no idea it would set in motion a modern day love story that could warm even the coldest of hearts. As the pair got more serious, so did Rosey. Keeping a close eye on all of the subtle arming touchings that were going on, Rosey and her boyfriend speculated that the mystery man may buy his new lady love a drink.
  • Apple might be dropping Intel as their modem supplier for future iPhones

    Apple might be dropping Intel as their modem supplier for future iPhones

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    Intel had hoped to secure a partnership with Apple to supply "Sunny Peak" chips for its 2020 iPhone lineup, but according to internal communications and "people familiar with the matter", Apple has made a decision to shop elsewhere. Because it supports the notion that politics may have put Apple in a position to temporarily back-off supporting an Intel modem due to their war with Qualcomm .
  • Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming

    Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming

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    Apple has made red iPhones in the past, but they have usually been introduced well into the product cycle and have had Product Red charity branding. At the same time, the analyst also predicts a smaller 5.8-inch iPhone X. However, given the popularity of smartphones with red color among consumers, the company might offer the LCD iPhone with a slightly different shade of red right at launch.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature triple-camera setup

    Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature triple-camera setup

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    Samsung's expectation just misses an average estimate of 14.9 trillion won from 18 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters , and shares in the company are down just over 2 per cent on the earnings guidance news. This is a way for the South Korean phone maker to gauge the marketability of the device. The firm did not elaborate and will release detailed earnings in late July.
  • Honor 10 GT Launched with Massive 8GB RAM: Price, Specifications and More

    Honor 10 GT Launched with Massive 8GB RAM: Price, Specifications and More

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    In fact, with the GPU Turbo technology, higher image quality and performance can be achieved as well. Powered by an octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 SoC coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU . The devices will feature GPU Turbo technology out of the box. Considering the 6GB variant goes for $390, we should expect the Honor 10 GT to be slightly pricier.
  • Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile Places New Video Quality And Hotspot Restrictions

    Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile Places New Video Quality And Hotspot Restrictions

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    The 480p video limit "can help you save money if you pay By the Gig ", and it could help unlimited data customers stay under the 20GB throttling threshold, Comcast told customers in the email. Alternatively, you can speak with your wallet and take your service to another carrier that does allow HD streaming over its mobile network. The By the Gig data option will continue to deliver 4G speeds for all data traffic.
  • Bethesda: Starfield Will Offer

    Bethesda: Starfield Will Offer "Next-Gen" Gameplay

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    We'd really love that (crossplay) but right now we can't. " Sony isn't as helpful as everyone would like". In the wake of an arguably disastrous Xbox One unveiling and poor Wii U console sales, Sony's PlayStation 4 has seemingly made every gamer-beneficial decision while avoiding relatively hindering public and commercial missteps, until now.
  • Asus Zenfone 5Z launched in India, pricing starts at Rs. 29999 ($437)

    Asus Zenfone 5Z launched in India, pricing starts at Rs. 29999 ($437)

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    The Mi 8 is also the first phone in the world with dual-band Global Positioning System (purported improved accuracy of 3 to 5 times). So, what do you think of the Asus Zenfone 5Z Price for the Indian market? The company introduced Zenfone5z that comes loaded with Qualcomm's flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.
  • Shenmue I &II HD Remaster Release Date Confirmed for August 21

    Shenmue I &II HD Remaster Release Date Confirmed for August 21

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    In addition to the new trailer and release date, SEGA also announced that pre-orders for the remastered collection are now live across all platforms. The Xbox conversion included a snapshot system with filters, texture mipmaps for improved anti-aliasing, and was slightly better graphically. While these aren't true HD remakes or remasters of the games, they do come with some advantages over the originals beyond being playable on modern hardware.
  • Samsung glitch randomly sends pictures to contacts

    Samsung glitch randomly sends pictures to contacts

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    Samsung's smartphones may not be randomly bursting into flames now, but a odd and creepy new problem has appeared: some users are having photos randomly and quietly sent to other people. I mean, a few beach photos randomly sent to your boss at 3:00 a.m.is one thing, but we all know it could be so much worse. There was a record of the message in that person's phone carrier logs, but not within the app .
  • Facebook is Shutting Down Hello, tbh, and Moves Apps

    Facebook is Shutting Down Hello, tbh, and Moves Apps

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    The company announced that it is discontinuing three of its mobile applications. The apps will be shut down at various stages, with Hello expected to be deprecated in the next few weeks, while Moves will deprecate on the 31st of July. The other Facebook apps getting the boot are Hello and Moves . Hello - Caller ID & Blocking was an app for Android users in Brazil, the U.S. and Nigeria.
  • Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

    Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

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    Google "continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools", the report said late Monday.
  • This Case Comes With Airbags To Protect Your Smartphone From Drops

    This Case Comes With Airbags To Protect Your Smartphone From Drops

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    A mechatronics engineering student has invented a " mobile airbag " that automatically deploys when you drop a device, protecting it from harm. Reported on Preview Online , Philip Frenzel , 25, who is now completing his mechatronics master's degree at the university, came up with what he calls his " mobile airbag " after accidently shattering his own brand-new phone when he casually tossed his jacket and pocketed phone over a banister.
  • Facebook bug temporarily unblocked persons from 800,000 users’ blocked lists

    Facebook bug temporarily unblocked persons from 800,000 users’ blocked lists

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    If you are anxious that you would need to again block the Facebook users you had blocked in the past, Facebook says it has taken care of that for you. Facebook apologized for the error and is encouraging users to check their blocked lists. When you block someone on Facebook they can not see things you post on your profile, start conversations with you on Messenger or add you as a friend.
  • Samsung Galaxy On6 with ‘Infinity Display’ launched in India: Price, full specifications

    Samsung Galaxy On6 with ‘Infinity Display’ launched in India: Price, full specifications

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    Under the hood is the 64-bit Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and comes coupled with Mali T830 MP1 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and expandable storage is 256GB via microSD card. Like the iPad Pro which went with slimmer bezels in order to pack in a larger display without making the device larger, Samsung has made some substantial changes to the Galaxy Tab S4.
  • Some Samsung users say their phones randomly sent photos to contacts

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    While most of the reports are coming from Samsung Galaxy S9 , S9+, and Note 8 users, the problem may plague other devices with Samsung Messages as well. TechCrunch has also reached out to T-Mobile for comment. A spokeswoman for Samsung Australia confirmed the company was investigating the problem but had yet to verify if it was a bug and whether Australians could be affected.
  • HTC announces plans to cut 1500 jobs in Taiwan

    HTC announces plans to cut 1500 jobs in Taiwan

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    HTC is cutting its personnel by around 20 percent and said the move is part of its plans to re-fashion its manufacturing. HTC was once the name behind one in ten smartphones in the market, however, due to vast competition from other smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung and Chinese smartphone giants, the company has seen a massive decline in market share and sales.
  • Essential Phone receiving Android P Beta 3 with July security patches

    Essential Phone receiving Android P Beta 3 with July security patches

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    The new release "takes us very close to what you'll see in the final version of Android P ", according to Google's Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, which is still on track to be pushed out later in the summer. Those Android device-makers participating in the Android P Beta program, meanwhile, will be updating with Beta 3 releases "over the coming weeks", Burke says .
  • OnePlus 6 Red is a limited edition model that's launching July 10th

    OnePlus 6 Red is a limited edition model that's launching July 10th

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    Until now, you could grab the device only in Black and White colors, but it seems that OnePlus is all set to give some fans a new option. We're not sure how many red shades are there on the color wheel but we welcome any red gadget. Back during the pre-launch rumour-leaking stage of the OnePlus 6's life, it had been suggested that there could be a limited edition version of the phone available in red - much like older OnePlus devices.
  • Microsoft is planning a dual-display pocketable surface device

    Microsoft is planning a dual-display pocketable surface device

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    Rumors of a dual-screen Surface have been kicking around for a little bit, but here's a surprising new detail: It's built for your pocket. Additionally, Microsoft's recent work on its Windows 10 operating system may suggest that the company is ready to embrace having a second glass screen replace the keyboard portion of a laptop.
  • Sweeping data privacy bill approved in California

    Sweeping data privacy bill approved in California

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    The only problem: The deadline for removing a measure from the ballot is today. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, a co-author of the bill , noted that it would not go into effect until 2020, giving lawmakers time to introduce fix-it bills.
  • One killed, four hurt in mob attack in Tripura

    One killed, four hurt in mob attack in Tripura

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    Even the police were attacked when they reached the spot to rescue the victims. The Tripura state Home department on Thursday issued the notification on Thursday and said that the order was issued to all the service providers of mobile and internet companies operating in the state.
  • Comcast outage widely reported across United States

    Comcast outage widely reported across United States

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    A massive outage is affecting Comcast customers across the country. According to various statements provided by Comcast through the Comcast Cares Twitter account, the company now has no timeline for when services may be restored. This outage is causing intermittent problems for people using Comcast's Xfinity ISP. Other users on competing networks like AT&T seem to be reporting no issues whatsoever.
  • Facebook gives admins more power over the groups they control on WhatsApp

    Facebook gives admins more power over the groups they control on WhatsApp

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    All other participants, when the group settings are set to "Only Admins", won't be able to send any messages in the group. With the most recent update, administrators of a group could no longer remove the group's creator. - You can now easily notify people when you change your phone number. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat, the Facebook-owned company added.
  • Google to challenge home consoles with Yeti project

    Google to challenge home consoles with Yeti project

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    Yeti could "work either on Google's Chromecast or possibly a Google-made console still being developed, according to people with knowledge of the project", that article states. Do you think Google could be the next big thing in gaming? But could the likes of Google , Netflix, and Snapchat change the gaming landscape forever? Interestingly, one of the sources teased Kotaku and asked its reporter to "imagine playing The Witcher 3 within a tab on Google Chrome".
  • Nissan reveals Italdesign-built 720hp GT-R50

    Nissan reveals Italdesign-built 720hp GT-R50

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    But it wasn't designed by the VW-owned coachbuilder; that was done in Nissan studios in London and the US. Over the past few years, Nissan's GT-R concepts haven't been too far from the production vehicle that followed - and the GT-R50 could continue the trend.
  • OnePlus 7 could support 5G and be sold by U.S. carriers

    OnePlus 7 could support 5G and be sold by U.S. carriers

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    Gaining momentum, the Chinese company OnePlus will introduce a smartphone with support for 5G network next year. OnePlus might be coming to a carrier store near you. At the moment, OnePlus sells its handsets directly to consumers without any carrier deals. Lau said that the company prioritizes speed and a bloatware-free experience.
  • When is the Fortnite Playground LTM coming back?

    When is the Fortnite Playground LTM coming back?

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    It doesn't seem like much of a stretch to assume that after pelting the map with meteorites last season, Epic will launch a rocket into the stratosphere this time around. On Friday, Epic posted a tweet saying the mode was still being tested, and that they would be releasing it "as soon as possible". "We plan to push these changes and improvements live later today to bring the Playground LTM back online".
  • Comcast deals with widespread outage

    Comcast deals with widespread outage

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    Comcast is the nation's largest cable TV and internet provider, and the biggest in the Northwest. The website Down Detector has logged thousands of reports regarding the issue, with 65% reporting internet problems and 17% reporting a "total blackout".
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 specs and features revealed in detailed hands-on

    Samsung Galaxy Note9 specs and features revealed in detailed hands-on

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    It is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Quad WHD super AMOLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and more than 85-percent screen-to-body ratio. And holding the event on August 9, well, that's likely more than just a numerological coincidence. The physical design of the device is said to remain as that of Galaxy Note 8 . Moving on to the S Pen, the leak mentions Bluetooth support and the ability to unlock the device remotely.
  • Overwatch reveals new hero Wrecking Ball

    Overwatch reveals new hero Wrecking Ball

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    People immediately began speculating about what kind of hero this could be, with some thinking it could be a new omnic like Bastion and others dreaming up a sort of ball suit for one of Winston's fellow apes from the Horizon Lunar Colony .
  • Porsche beats 35-year-old Nurburgring lap record

    Porsche beats 35-year-old Nurburgring lap record

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    Time to beat? 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds. Powering the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is a turbocharged 2.0-liter V-4-yes, V, not I-that sends a massive 720 hp to the rear wheels plus an electric motor that can temporarily send up to 440 hp to the front axle when enough energy has been captured by its KERS system.
  • Sales Tax-Small Businesses story

    Sales Tax-Small Businesses story

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    Supreme Court decision handed down Thursday gives states the authority to make remote online retailers collect sales taxes and fork the money back to the state where the sale took place. Supreme Court in support of South Dakota's effort to collect sales tax on these remote sales. That led Amazon.com to start collecting taxes on its entire platform, including third-party merchants, in Washington starting in January.
  • Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

    Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

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    Right now, if you download Minecraft on Switch, you can play with any of your friends who are on PC. "I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business", said Shawn Layden.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018

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    As the name suggests, the performance cores do the heavy lifting while the efficient cores handle the not so intensive tasks and prolong battery life. 5 LTE for uplink and Cat. At its crux are eight Kryo 250 cores clocked at 1.8GHz each along with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. For graphics rendering, the chipset comes with Adreno 504 GPU, and is created to offer 50 performance percent improvement over the Snapdragon 425 SoC.
  • Google is Rolling Out a Fix For The Chromecast Outage

    Google is Rolling Out a Fix For The Chromecast Outage

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    The bug meant that when some Google Home owners asked a question of their speaker, it responded: "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds". One thing's clear: this is bound to be frustrating if you rely heavily on Google's ecosystem to power your smart home.