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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the national alert system that allows " presidential alerts " to hit the majority of cellphones. You may be reading this on Wednesday because you wonder what on Earth is going on - particularly if your phone has made a unusual noise - but there's nothing to worry about.
  • All the big announcements from Oculus Connect 5

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    Oculus today took the wraps off its brand new VR headset , the Oculus Quest . The Quest's visuals will be on par with the Rift headset, but will not require tracking sensors that people must set up in their homes to capture their movements.
  • Here’s How Much Each iPhone XS and XS Max Model Will Cost

    Here’s How Much Each iPhone XS and XS Max Model Will Cost

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    Let us know in the comments down below! On the camera front, the new iPhone packs two 12-megapixel sensors on the back, one wide-angle camera (f/1.8 aperture) and the other a telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture). The watch, intially to be sold in the United States from $399 and up, will be available in stores on September 21. Battery life is claimed to last up to an hour and half longer per day than the iPhone 8 Plus.
  • Oppo Find X Release Date, Specs, Features: First Phone with 10GB RAM

    Oppo Find X Release Date, Specs, Features: First Phone with 10GB RAM

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    The latest to do so is a new version of the Oppo Find X , with a 10GB RAM model headed to China later this year. Oppo has not revealed any information about the upcoming variant of the Find X . Oppo also claims that the motorised camera module can open or close in just 0.5 seconds. The Oppo Find X did well offline also. The Oppo Find X was first launched back in July featuring 6.4-inch, Full HD AMOLED display with pixel resolution of 2340×1080.
  • The flagship of LG with five cameras shown in the video

    The flagship of LG with five cameras shown in the video

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    So, what do you think of the V40 ThinQ? The leak comes courtesy of Evan Blass , who has an excellent track record when it comes to releasing information early about unannounced devices. Other than that, the new press render reveals an extra button on the LG V40 ThinQ , which is likely used to summon Google Assistant on a whim.
  • New iPhone has shorter battery life than before, test finds

    New iPhone has shorter battery life than before, test finds

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    While the iPhone may be the most popular smartphone on the market, many customers are unhappy with the choices Apple has made recently. Analysts at Citi were also optimistic about Apple's newest batch of iPhones. Senior VP, Phil Schiller, said that the XS models contain the "most secure" facial recognition service yet. A12 Bionic helps apps launch 30 per cent faster.
  • Standalone Oculus Quest VR Headset Arrives Next Spring

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    Zuckerberg said a speed bump on the road to adoption that Quest was meant to solve was making VR more convenient and portable. These are more advanced than the ones packed in with the Go; while that device only had point-and-click controllers with three degrees of motion, the Quest's feature analog sticks, triggers, and six degrees of motion control.
  • Google Rebrands Feed as 'Discover,' Adds It to Google Mobile Homepage

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

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    We haven't been fans of it since that major change , but this week, Google is changing it yet again with a new name, new features , and a new look. 'Additional related content' will be shown in discover feed, relating to details about certain person, place or event. The modifications have now congealed into a single whole with Google's announcement that they are rebranding the Feed as Google Discover .
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Latest Update Changes Bixby Activation To Double

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Latest Update Changes Bixby Activation To Double

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    It has a 24MP autofocus sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it features a 24-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and is accompanied by an LED flash. All variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card.
  • How to escape Google’s forced logins on Chrome 69

    How to escape Google’s forced logins on Chrome 69

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    The new feature is called account consistency and is created to provide a level of consistency between signed in services and the browser; as mentioned before, this is simply a display change , and the Chrome browser does not automatically sign in and sync with your other Chrome browsers.
  • Google, the company that 'knows everything', turns 20

    Google, the company that 'knows everything', turns 20

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    Along with the new name comes a redesign that should look familiar with the recent Material Theme updates . If you see it next to a trending topic you can tap it to follow the topic. Hopefully this is the last Google decides to tweak about its search results or image options, because it gets pretty frustrating as-is - we don't really need more ways to change things about it.
  • Here Are the Fortnite v5.40 Patch Notes

    Here Are the Fortnite v5.40 Patch Notes

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    Not too long ago, Epic Games discovered a critical controller issue that required the studio's attention before rolling out Fortnite Battle Royale's Update 5.40, which caused the developer to delay the forthcoming patch and challenges for Season 5 Week 9 of the game.
  • Google announced changes to search engine

    Google announced changes to search engine

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    Most would argue it's done exactly that-'Google' is basically a verb in modern vernacular. Rather than wait for your queries, Google's latest tool aims to answer your questions before you even ask, as the company introduces a raft of new features to mark 20 years of Search.
  • The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises $US400 Standalone VR This Autumn

    The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises $US400 Standalone VR This Autumn

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    To map the world around the user, the Quest uses four wide-angle sensors in each corner of the device, allowing it to track the user's position without the need for external sensors. "We have a saying at Facebook that the journey is 1 percent finished, and in this case not even quite", he said at his company's VR conference Wednesday in San Jose, California.
  • This might be our first look at the OnePlus 6T

    This might be our first look at the OnePlus 6T

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    Therefore, no one should be shocked to find out that OnePlus is focusing on enhancing the performances that OnePlus 6T offers by equipping it with an impressive Kyro 385 processor. There is also quite a lot OnePlus itself has revealed about its upcoming device. Now, four leaked photos from China claim to show the phone in real, complete with OnePlus fiery red wallpaper and the in-display fingerprint sensor.
  • Amazon’s Alexa powered devices finally revealed!

    Amazon’s Alexa powered devices finally revealed!

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    The Amazon Echo is one of the most popular smart speakers on the market, but it's hardly the best sounding. Alexa Guard can send you alerts with audio clips when specific sounds are detected, for instance, and you can choose to forward those alerts to your security provider.
  • Samsung India launches 2 smartphones in Galaxy J series

    Samsung India launches 2 smartphones in Galaxy J series

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    The A7's predecessor launched in January a year ago for £365. Like we already said, the Galaxy A7 (2018 ) is the first Samsung smartphone that comes with triple rear cameras , and that is its biggest highlight. The smartphone promises to be interesting, but we still have to wait for more details. Are you looking for Samsung Galaxy J4 + and J6+ Stock Wallpapers? then you are in the right place.
  • Apple's new smartwatch can only monitor your heart in the US

    Apple's new smartwatch can only monitor your heart in the US

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    Insides aside, the Apple Watch 4's external changes are noticeable, but only if you've been paying close attention to the smartwatch line over the years. "The most important thing before buying iPhone XS Max - buy Apple Watch Series 4 , "to watch managed to capture the heart attack" - joking on the network".
  • OnePlus serves up delicious Pie to OnePlus 6 owners

    OnePlus serves up delicious Pie to OnePlus 6 owners

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    OnePlus has rolled out OxygenOS 9 .0 which finally brings the stable build of Android 9.0 Pie to the OnePlus 6 . Android 9 Pie will also have other features of Adaptive Battery technology, which learns how you use your phone, so apps and services you rarely use aren't a battery drain and you can focus on the apps you care about.
  • Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Leak In Highest-Resolution Render Yet

    Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Leak In Highest-Resolution Render Yet

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    That would explain, then, the recent slew of rumours and leaks about new Google gadgets. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , leaks are rolling in! As expected, Pixel 3 is nearly similar to last year's Pixel 2 . The top bezel is the home for its dual selfie cameras. Possibly enabling face unlock, similar to the iPhone X. Speaking about the front cameras, both of them are said to be 8 MP sensors - one standard camera with f/1.8 aperture, and other ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture.
  • Amazon launching new products to compliment Alexa

    Amazon launching new products to compliment Alexa

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    During the event, new and exciting Amazon Echo devices were revealed but that wasn't all. Amazon Echo Sub: When can you buy it? This skill set allows a user to link Gmail, Hotmail, or Outlook to the Amazon Alexa app. The device has eight microphones that, according to Amazon , should let the Auto hear you fine over road noise and playing music. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students).
  • Amazon puts Alexa in the driving seat with Echo Auto

    Amazon puts Alexa in the driving seat with Echo Auto

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    That wasn't far off, as it turns out. And it is available in multiple colors, too. One can connect the Sub with any other Echo device to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for a stereo sound effect. The second-gen Echo Show will retail for US$229.99. In India, Amazon Echo Sub is priced at Rs 12,990 and it will be made available later this year .
  • Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

    Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

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    Apple's new iPhones are here, and while the iPhone XS improves on the iPhone X in many ways, there's one area where the XS falls behind: battery capacity. It's that time of year again where people queue up to buy the new phone from a company named after a fruit. Comparably, South Korean giant Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes with a 3,000mAh battery.
  • Google Maps now available for Apple CarPlay

    Google Maps now available for Apple CarPlay

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    Some of you Google Maps users might have noticed that the app is giving you recommendations about where to park once you reach your destination, while you are still driving. Google-owned Waze is also supposedly set to make the leap to CarPlay too, though a specific date for CarPlay support hasn't been announced yet. Once done, go to Settings General CarPlay on your iPhone and select your vehicle.
  • What You Need To Know About Samsung's New Triple-Lens Smartphone

    What You Need To Know About Samsung's New Triple-Lens Smartphone

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    The Galaxy A7 comes with a 24 megapixel, 5 megapixel, and 8 megapixel camera on its back, and will begin sales in early October. At present, the prices of the new smartphone have not yet been announced , which will probably be disclosed shortly before the release .
  • China's Alibaba Doubles Down on Chips Amid Cloud Computing Push

    China's Alibaba Doubles Down on Chips Amid Cloud Computing Push

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    Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the USA had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. "The current situation has already destroyed the original premise", he said. "Trade is not a weapon and can not be used for wars", he added. One of those setbacks was largely symbolic, and saw Alibaba's name appear on an annual US blacklist of marketplaces with high levels of trafficking in fake ...
  • New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China

    New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China

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    The iPhone XS Max , meanwhile, is worth Dh4,649, Dh5,279 and Dh6,129 , respectively. Prices for the larger iPhone Xs Max , with a 16.5cm screen, start at R24,000 for the 64GB version, R27,000 for the 256GB version, and top out at a whopping R32,000 for the 512GB version.
  • Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

    Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

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    A former drummer in a punk band, Mr Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his Moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialise space travel to new heights. "If you should hear from me, please say yes and accept my invitation". In an interview with the Observer, Maezawa said that while he'd always had a deep interest in art and fashion, he didn't start collecting until about 10 years ago.
  • Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down

    Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down

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    That, Capcom said, led to the review and cancellation of of projects at Capcom Vancouver, and instead, it "will concentrate development of major titles in Japan". The statement concludes "We appreciate the hard work and contributions of all the studio team members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter ".
  • Only two 2018 iPhones have bigger batteries than their predecessors: TENAA

    Only two 2018 iPhones have bigger batteries than their predecessors: TENAA

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    The Xs starts at $999 while the Xs Max has a $1,099 price tag. The company's 2018 lineup , specifically the iPhone XS and XS Max , delivers on that promise: They're the smartest, fastest, best iPhones we've seen to date. It wasn't specifically mentioned, but it seems like the iPhone XS will replace the X (they are outwardly identical). Which iPhone Xs plan is the cheapest? And just like that new Ferrari, these new iPhones are going to cost you a lot of money .
  • First Red Dead Online Details Revealed; Beta Coming in November

    First Red Dead Online Details Revealed; Beta Coming in November

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    While Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on October 26, 2018, the online beta test won't appear until the following month. In other words, a big online version of the open world in Red Dead Redemption 2 , where you can trot about on your pony, buy fashionable spurs, and get shot by ingrates and outlaws with terrifying old west names such as XxAnime4LifexX and SackOfShit1999.
  • Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

    Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

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    And the march to robots increasing their hold on human activities is continuing in the real world-a World Economic Forum report has said by 2025, machines will handle 52 per cent of current work tasks, displacing nearly 75 million people from the workplace.
  • Google’s Smart Display likely to be called the Home Hub, cost $149

    Google’s Smart Display likely to be called the Home Hub, cost $149

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    That was slightly ahead of the Echo Dot, the similarly sized device from Amazon, with an 18 percent market share . "The number of smart speaker models available worldwide has grown significantly over the last 12 months as vendors look to capitalize on the explosive market growth", said David Mercer, vice president at Strategy Analytics .
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) with triple rear cameras officially launched

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    The company touts a powerful triple camera setup that consists of an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens, a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens. Samsung is offering three memory and storage configurations - 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 128GB. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, a USB Type-B, NFC, GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou.
  • Twitter will let you go back to a chronological timeline - here's how

    Twitter will let you go back to a chronological timeline - here's how

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    They made it easier for us to keep up with what are friends were doing, and they worked... mostly. "We're working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline", Twitter said in one tweet , adding that it's working on a "way to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most relevant for you and a timeline of the latest Tweets".
  • Not other smartphones, but Apple Watch will beat iPhones

    Not other smartphones, but Apple Watch will beat iPhones

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    With every new iPhone release, Apple sticks to the same script. The XS Max's 6.5-inch OLED screen drew raves from The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern , though she noted that it might be too much for those with smaller hands. The three new phones unveiled at Apple's big event on Wednesday sport displays ranging from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches in size. Apple also dropped the price of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 to $499 and $599, respectively.
  • Sony Just Announced The £90 PlayStation Classic Console

    Sony Just Announced The £90 PlayStation Classic Console

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    Nintendo's NES Classic Mini certainly seems to have kicked off revolution of diminutive consoles aimed at stoking the fires of nostalgia. It comes preloaded with 20 classic titles, including the highly popular Final Fantasy VII , Jumping Flash , Ridge Racer Type 4 , Tekken 3 , and Wild Arms .
  • There's a Fortnite Nintendo Switch Bundle Incoming

    There's a Fortnite Nintendo Switch Bundle Incoming

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    However, we must also consider that if Nintendo adds a way to save data externally, it will eliminate the necessity of one of Switch Online's main features - Cloud Saves. After the launch, you'll also be able to buy Nintendo's wireless NES controllers for playing the retro style games. Features like voice chat are limited and go through the new smartphone app rather than allowing you to plug in your headphones straight into the Switch console and use an in-line mic.