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Order the Note 9 between August 10 and August 23, and Samsung will throw in either a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones - usually priced at $299 - or 15,000 Fortnite V-bucks, worth $150. In the U.S., the Galaxy Note 9 with 128GB of storage will be carried by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Xfinity, and also sold through Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club, Straight Talk Wireless, Target, Walmart, and Samsung.com.
  • LEAK: Samsung Note 9 may have 1 terabyte of storage

    LEAK: Samsung Note 9 may have 1 terabyte of storage

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    Some of the checks include ones for the mobile GPU, device manufacturer, device model, and so forth. The Galaxy Note 8 has been updated in the most number of markets. The file contains a series of checks to stop unauthorized devices from running the game and it looks like the newly-announced Galaxy Tab S4 will also be able to run the game when it launches.
  • Mobile Essentials is a new rate plan that’s launching August 10th

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    It's virtually useless (and often times more costly), however, if you only need the basics and that's where T-Mobile's new Essentials plan comes in. T-Mobile may have said last week that they had no current plans to increase pricing on their unlimited offerings, but that doesn't mean they won't continue to make changes.
  • Fortnite Season 5, Week 4 Challenges Guide - How to Complete

    Fortnite Season 5, Week 4 Challenges Guide - How to Complete

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    Just like it has been the case before, Week 3 will have. All you have to do is build things with the regular materials you gather and each one will count towards your challenge progress. At the moment, there are no additional details about this challenge , but it is possible that Epic Games will add new objects on the island for this challenge .
  • Apple, Facebook, and Spotify shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

    Apple, Facebook, and Spotify shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

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    Jones, who is the administrator of the pages, was placed on a 30-day block, Facebook said. Jones has been widely criticized for promoting conspiracy theories surrounding the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NY and the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT.
  • Apple will cease affiliate payments for app referrals

    Apple will cease affiliate payments for app referrals

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    The company opened an updated online iOS App Store in iOS 11 and plans to introduce a new Mac App Store for macOS Mojave. Apple extended a corporate middle finger toward its army of fanbois as it announced the death of apps in the iTunes Affiliate Program yesterday.
  • Apple chipmaker TSMC recovers after virus cripples manufacturing line

    Apple chipmaker TSMC recovers after virus cripples manufacturing line

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    The degree of infection varied by fab. TSMC said it found a solution and has now contained the virus, and has also restored 80 percent of the company's affected tools. At this point in time, the details of the virus are scarce but the shutdowns prevailed as TSMC ramped up its chip production for the 2018 iPhone models.
  • Hitman, Ryse: Son of Rome, and More Join Xbox Game Pass Today

    Hitman, Ryse: Son of Rome, and More Join Xbox Game Pass Today

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    Xbox Game Pass now boasts over 100 titles on its service and typically retails for $10 a month, unless you happen to find it on sale. As long as you are an active Xbox Game Pass member, you can play the games for as long as you want. As Microsoft discovered over this past year, if you embrace a Netflix-style subscription service for games on Xbox One, it's going to prove very popular with gamers.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Available for Pre-Loading

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Available for Pre-Loading

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    Although, pre-loading the game would not let you flock into the game to test out things since trying to load up the beta only takes you to the game's start menu, any attempt to go further will give you an error. PC owners will be able to play the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta from August 10 at 10 am PT (10:30 pm IST). The official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta trailer launched yesterday which showcased some of the new exciting features the upcoming title has to offer.
  • Google Maps location sharing now adds phones battery life

    Google Maps location sharing now adds phones battery life

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    Depending on a user's stance on privacy, this might either be useful or downright creepy. Suppose they're sharing their location data because they're having an emergency and want some assistance. The previous implementation was less accurate, however. Now, it appears to give users an exact percentage and will also indicate if the person is charging their device.
  • Best-selling console for June in U.S. was the NES Classic Mini

    Best-selling console for June in U.S. was the NES Classic Mini

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    For the first time since 1995, an NES-branded console is the top-selling piece of hardware in the United States. In a report via UberGizmo though, it's wasn't the Switch, it was the NES classic . On the games sales side, June debut Mario Tennis Aces was the U.S. best seller for the month, followed by April's God of War on PlayStation 4, and then Grand Theft Auto V (November 2014 on PS4 and XBO, April 2015 on PC), The Crew 2 (June 2018) and Far Cry 5 (March 2018) on computer and ...
  • Xiaomi introduced the push button phone

    Xiaomi introduced the push button phone

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    The phone can be purchased from Jio's official website and various other offline and online stores. This phone comes with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of storage . Both the feature phones run KaiOS. The phone has been announced at a very crucial time where feature phones are gaining popularity again. The Qin 1s, on the other hand, is more like a higher variant of the Xiaomi Qin 1.
  • Blackberry Launches 2 New Smartphones

    Blackberry Launches 2 New Smartphones

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    BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve fortifies Optiemus's focus on delivering powerful smartphones with stunning yet ergonomic design at competitive price points. As part of the characteristics it is known that smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 450, 4/6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal flash memory. Just like the BlackBerry Key2 , the Evolve X also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset onboard along with Adreno 512 for better graphics experience.
  • Here's What Facebook's New Dating App Might Look Like

    Here's What Facebook's New Dating App Might Look Like

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    The Dating feature won't cost anything and won't show ads, but Facebook might reconsider the monetization status later on. For those who are curious, it seems that you'll have to wait until Facebook launches the feature, but if online dating is your thing, there are plenty of alternatives out there that could be worth taking a look at for now.
  • Film Mission Impossible-6 showed on a 600-meter-high rock

    Film Mission Impossible-6 showed on a 600-meter-high rock

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    But there will be special goodies for the player avatars too. Presumably these Mission: Impossible challenges will be merely hard. The biggest movie/ mobile crossover to date has been the Fortnite and Infinity War mashup , but unlike Epic Games, PUBG Corp is restricting the update to mobile only.
  • Optus customers unable to make or receive calls during network outage

    Optus customers unable to make or receive calls during network outage

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    That outage was limited to services in Victoria and was due to a minor network fault. An Optus spokesperson said the company was working to fix the problem. 'Our tech teams are urgently working to resolve this. Optus has stated that data connections were up during the outage, commenting that the technical hardware failure had only impacted phone calls.
  • Mobile Sports Betting Set To Begin Outside Nevada This Week

    Mobile Sports Betting Set To Begin Outside Nevada This Week

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    Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City . "We are working toward being one of the first brands launching mobile betting in New Jersey following the state's campaign for meaningful change in USA legislation", Matthew Primeaux, senior vice president of strategy and operations USA for The Stars Group , told ESPN.
  • Parents paying $20-per-hour ‘Fortnite’ tutors to train their kids

    Parents paying $20-per-hour ‘Fortnite’ tutors to train their kids

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    One mother, Ally Hicks, was said to have paid $50 for four hours of lessons from a professional Fortnite coach so that her 10-year-old son could improve his skills in the popular shoot-em-up game. According to those parents, some children are feeling pressure not just to play with their friends, but also succeed. Parents typically find Fortnite coaches for their children through social media or contracting sites.
  • Fortnite will be on Android but not through Google Play

    Fortnite will be on Android but not through Google Play

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    The Google Play Store is already blocked in China (although that could change soon), so Sweeney said that Android users there are already familiar to downloading the apps they want either directly from developers or from other third-party stores.
  • Android P will land on August 20, according to EVLeaks

    Android P will land on August 20, according to EVLeaks

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    In a Twitter post that could hardly be considered subtle, Blass tweeted an image of an August 2018 calendar where the August 20 box is marked with a green P. On the other hand, judging by the relatively low score that the device achieved compared to other Snapdragon 845-powered devices, this could be an early engineering sample so the final version could still come with better performance and more memory.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India launch could be closer than expected

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India launch could be closer than expected

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    The Note 8 also claimed an all-day battery life, so it's not a given that Samsung has upgraded the 3,300-mAh capacity for the Note 9. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be available on 24 August. And if that's not enough, a retail box has already been leaked, revealing all of its key specifications. A variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB / 512GB storage is also expected.
  • Reddit hackers: What you need to know

    Reddit hackers: What you need to know

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    The attacker broke into some of its systems and got access to some user data, but did not manage to modify any of the site's content. The company is sending a message to affected users and resetting passwords on accounts where the credentials might still be valid.
  • Valve's pay-to-play 'Dota' card game will be released November 28th

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    Artifact is a card collecting strategy game (CCG) based on Dota 2's world and heroes. Artifact will launch for $20 with over 280 cards, and players can build their collection by purchasing new cards on the Steam Community Market. You also get ten sealed card packs. You will still be able to obtain card packs, but if there is a specific card you want, you'll be able to get it with fewer hurdles to go through.
  • Moto Z3 launches with Verizon with a modular path to 5G

    Moto Z3 launches with Verizon with a modular path to 5G

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    The Moto Z3 will launch in the USA as an exclusive with Verizon Wireless on August 16. The Mod has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem in it, an X24 4G modem, and its own 2,000mAh battery that it shares with the phone . The Z3 employs a stock-ish version of Android that has a navigation button that's reminiscent of the one Google added to the Android P beta releases.
  • Sony reports 24 pct jump in Q1 operating profit, beats estimates

    Sony reports 24 pct jump in Q1 operating profit, beats estimates

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    Revenue and operating profit are also expected to increase between now and the end of the fiscal year. Japan's Sony on 31st July reported a record first-quarter operating profit on the back of strong sales of gaming software, giving support to the new management's strategy of focusing on stable sources of revenue.
  • CoD Black Ops 4 Beta: When it Ends on All Platforms

    CoD Black Ops 4 Beta: When it Ends on All Platforms

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    The newly released trailer also gives players their first look at Blackout gameplay, albeit, only very quickly. A beta for the Blackout Battle Royale mode will be held later in September 2018. By pre-ordering, you receive a digital token that you must redeem on the official Call of Duty site. Black Ops 4 will officially be released on October 12.
  • YouTube Music is about to get a lot better

    YouTube Music is about to get a lot better

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    Google is rolling out a new feature to enable users to connect music streaming service Spotify to the Google Clock app and wake up to their favourite playlists and songs. Eventually, it will be available to all Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, so as long as you have a relatively recent phone, you should be able to make use of the new feature.
  • Google 'working on censored search engine' for China

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    Google is reportedly developing an Android app that will bring its search services back to China, with heavily restrictions on access to content that is deemed unfavourable by the ruling party. "It is impossible to see how such a move is compatible with Google's "Do the right thing" motto, and we are calling on the company to change course", Amnesty International's China Researcher Patrick Poon said in a statement.
  • How to monitor Facebook and Instagram screen time and limit activity

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    Instagram recently released an anti-bullying feature, which scans material on the app - including comments - for hate speech, purportedly hiding comments which make threats or attack a user's appearance or character. You can set a custom daily time allowance, and suspend push notifications so you aren't distracted throughout the rest of your day. "It's our responsibility to talk openly about how time online impacts people - and we take that responsibility seriously", stated Facebook.
  • DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera

    DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera

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    In a statement, Argos said: "Unfortunately we were informed of the delay in the launch of the DJI Mavic 2 after our new catalogues were printed". Pricing and availability have yet to be revealed, but we'll likely know sooner rather than later since Argos chose to include the Mavic 2 already before it was even announced.
  • NVIDIA: confirms GeForce Gaming Celebration event

    NVIDIA: confirms GeForce Gaming Celebration event

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    According to the leaked e-mail, the upcoming GTX 1180 will be available on August 30, 2018, and the rest of the GPUs will launch a month at a time. The overstock of current-generation cards is the reason why Nvidia held-off from launching the 11-series cards earlier in the year, despite having shifted manufacturing over to the new line-up.
  • Origin Access Premier: EA Expands Game Subscription Service on PC

    Origin Access Premier: EA Expands Game Subscription Service on PC

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    As announced by the publisher , EA is ramping up the original Origin platform with a new subscription service. Of course, to get such access it's not going to come cheap at all. But if you're a dyed in the wool EA fan, the free games probably make it worthwhile as is - and the early games are a good bonus. A Way Out, Unravel Two, Star War Battlefront II, The Sims 4 Bundle are all available right now.
  • LG’s Signature Edition (2018) is a Ceramic-Covered V35 ThinQ for $1,800

    LG’s Signature Edition (2018) is a Ceramic-Covered V35 ThinQ for $1,800

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    LG V35 ThinkQ could get a new variant: A " Signature Edition " with a price tag of $1800, according to reports in the Korean media. LG has launched its latest luxury smartphone - the LG Signature Edition 2018 , in its home country Korea as a successor to last year's Signature Edition smartphone that was launched in December 2017.
  • Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

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    In a move human rights groups are warning could have grave implications for internet freedom across the globe, Google is reportedly preparing to launch a "censored version" of its search engine in China that will automatically blacklist terms and websites related to peaceful dissent, free expression, and democracy.
  • Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

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    T-Mobile, which is controlled by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, is now battling regulators over its plans to acquire competitor Sprint , with its arguments largely focused on the need for more scale in order to invest effectively in 5G. From a business perspective, 5G will be used for "the eventual development of new industrial automation, medical monitoring, driverless auto and other business uses", as Reuters reports.
  • Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4

    Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4

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    Apart from the Galaxy Tab S4 , Samsung has also introduced the Galaxy Tab A for 2018. But that changes with the Tab S4 10.5, as you no longer require a dock to connect the tablet and enable DeX mode. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is definitely a premium Android tablet and it's got the price to match. Samsung specs the Tab S4 with a 7300-mAh battery that it claims is good for up to 16 hours of video playback.
  • Samsung's mobile woes drag on profit growth

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    As for updates, Samsung hasn't confirmed anything regarding its plans to update the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy On8 yet but we do expect both smartphones to be updated at least to Android P sometime next year. Up to 16 hours of use is promised by Samsung from the 7300 mAh battery, while Apple promises 10 hours of battery life. For folks fearless enough to take photos and videos with a giant slate, Samsung equips the Tab S4 with a 13-MP world-facing camera plus an 8-MP front-facing camera.
  • Google warns Android device manufacturers against having more than two display cutouts

    Google warns Android device manufacturers against having more than two display cutouts

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    Google says it worked with device manufacturer partners to establish a set of practices for notch implementation so that the hardware design won't conflict with software rules built for app devs. "During our user research we have often seen status bars filled with icons on Android devices". 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 ...