• Congress grills Facebook, Twitter over foreign bids to tilt politics

    Congress grills Facebook, Twitter over foreign bids to tilt politics

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    Prior to the hearing, President Donald Trump in an interview with the Daily Caller accused social media companies of interfering in the US mid-term elections in November, without appearing to offer any evidence. The company is getting better at finding and removing "inauthentic" content and now has more than 20,000 people working on safety and security, she said.
  • Huawei unveils its new Kirin 980 mobile processor

    Huawei unveils its new Kirin 980 mobile processor

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    At the IFA 2018 , Huawei introduced the Kirin 980 SoC. But a bit about the Kirin 980 first. It's the world's first commercial 7nm SoC and that's a big deal if you care about speed and battery life. As a result, the chip can be up to 40-percent more energy-efficient or deliver 20-percent better computational performance than the previous solution and should be significantly better than the now used Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810, though it remains to be seen how it fares against their ...
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 release date & specs

    Sony Xperia XZ3 release date & specs

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    In addition to this, the Sony Xperia XZ3 also comes with IP65/68 dust and water resistance which means taking the phone along with you in a shower is totally cool. Meanwhile, the fingerprint scanner is on the back, so there's no in-display stuff here yet. It's also a Quad HD+ decision, meaning it's no longer elephantine 4K, however you're no longer doubtless to think in a display hide this size.
  • Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing | Engadget Today

    Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing | Engadget Today

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    It makes ideal sense to do the same with games consoles. In order to be a member of the Xbox All Access program , you'll have to be approved to own a DPA. Microsoft claims that Xbox All Access is only going to be available for a limited time, however, they didnt specify when it might end. The bundle is an affordable wait to attract and retain gamers who have gotten used to the subscription model and dont want to lay out $300-$500 for a new console.
  • Apple iPhone X 2018 series: Invite confirms September 12 launch

    Apple iPhone X 2018 series: Invite confirms September 12 launch

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    Shared by 9to5Mac, the image shows two iPhones that look similar to the current iPhone X , but with gold outer edges. Speculation includes talk that Apple introduce three new iPhone models, infusing some with features from a premium iPhone X that debuted a year ago with a $1,000 price tag.
  • Google Pay grows even stronger by absorbing India-first digital wallet Tez

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    Google Assistant to now support popular local apps. In the coming weeks, Google Pay is also looking to bolster its partnerships with big Indian offline retailers including the likes of Big Bazaar, e-Zone, and FBB. Tez alone handed $30 billion in transaction value, facilitating over 750 million transactions. Voice search has grown by 270% year-over-year in India.
  • Trump's latest Twitter victim: Google and its left-wing algorithms

    Trump's latest Twitter victim: Google and its left-wing algorithms

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    WND recently reported a 49-page memo spelled out a plan by George Soros-funded groups in January 2017 to collaborate with social-media platforms to remove Trump from office. That's a smart move by people who clearly know exactly what they're talking about regarding search engine algorithms because they heard about it from an old guy on television.
  • Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India: Price, specifications and more

    Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India: Price, specifications and more

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    Samsung claims that the J2 Core with Android Go brings improved performance to introductory smartphones by offering long-lasting battery life, spacious storage capacity and lightning-quick processing power and performance. Samsung's latest smartphone, moreover, can be connected to a computer monitor via its DeX dongle that allows it to be used like a pocketable computer.
  • Samsung's LTE Galaxy Watch to cost $50 more than non-LTE version

    Samsung's LTE Galaxy Watch to cost $50 more than non-LTE version

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    Priced at Rs 67,900 and Rs 84,900 for the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+ 512GB variants, respectively, Galaxy Note 9 will be available in India at both offline and online channels starting August 24 - the same day as worldwide. It will hold 3GB of memory and run on Android Oreo , with a Samsung skin. The smartphone is available in two variants one with 128GB storage and another with 512GB.
  • Nvidia Introduces New Graphics Cards as Competition Heats Up

    Nvidia Introduces New Graphics Cards as Competition Heats Up

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    PC gaming has always been costly, but packing one of these into your build is likely only to be for those prepared to invest heavily in their machine. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told Monday's Gamescom crowd that the Turing chip shipping in the consumer-grade RTX cards ships with 18.9 billion transistors, and that it includes three discrete processors: the Turing SM, the RT Core, and the Tensor Core.
  • Twitch Prime Will No Longer be Ad

    Twitch Prime Will No Longer be Ad

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    With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut. So you might get up to one year of ad-free viewing if you act fast. You'll have 60 days to use the promo credit before it expires. Some big changes are coming to gamers with Amazon Prime subscriptions. Current monthly subscribers will get ad-free viewing until October 15. Twitch Prime is a great way to earn a load of extra goodies if you consume a lot of content on the streaming service.
  • New Red Dead II Trailer Coming Tomorrow

    New Red Dead II Trailer Coming Tomorrow

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    Here is an older cinematic trailer to tide you over until tomorrow . It will follow the story of the outlaw Arthur Morgan, who features extensively in the trailer as a cold-hearted bandit and is a member of the Dutch Van Der Linde gang.
  • How to Pre-Order the Galaxy Note 9

    How to Pre-Order the Galaxy Note 9

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    As of now, you can pre-order the Galaxy Note 9 only on Samsung's website in India , but Flipkart , Amazon, and Paytm Mall should join the list soon. You will be able to talk, play Fortnite text and watch movies without having to be that person and shack up next to a power outlet. OK, maybe those prices aren't exactly pleasant, but it is refreshing to see everyone get on board with Samsung's unlocked pricing.
  • Nintendo Leaks New 'Super Smash Bros.' Character

    Nintendo Leaks New 'Super Smash Bros.' Character

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    It's been less than two months since E3, but we're already getting another Nintendo Direct event! The latest Nintendo Direct update hit at a unusual time for those of us on the West Coast, at 7 a.m. Music was previously tied to each stage , but now the selections are only tied to the franchise represented by the stage . Nintendo is including a 3V3 and 5V5 elimination mode for tournaments.
  • Samsung Q2 revenue falls 4pc over slow mobile sales

    Samsung Q2 revenue falls 4pc over slow mobile sales

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    According to analysts, the S9 ended up selling up to 9.5 million units, far below the initial projection of 15 million. "Samsung will also strengthen its process technology leadership by beginning 8-nanometer mass production and EUV-based 7-nanometer test production", it added.
  • Uber and Lyft drop driver for livestreaming passengers on Twitch

    Uber and Lyft drop driver for livestreaming passengers on Twitch

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    Regardless of the legal connotations, both Uber and Lyft have now suspended Gargac from operating as a driver. He streamed the rides through a live video website called Twitch , which is popular for live-streams of video gaming. "The driver's access to the app has been removed while we evaluate his partnership with Uber", it added. But the paper notes Gargac appeared to contradict that statement in an interview, saying he started driving for Uber and Lyft with the objective of hosting the ...
  • Google braces for huge European Union fine over Android

    Google braces for huge European Union fine over Android

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    Without rules around baseline compatibility, open-source platforms fragment, which hurts users, developers and phone makers, but Android's compatibility rules avoid this and help make it an attractive long-term proposition for everyone, Pichai said.
  • Not just Google, Apple deserves an European Union fine too

    Not just Google, Apple deserves an European Union fine too

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    European Union officials on Wednesday also ordered Google to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, adding to trade tensions between Washington and Brussels. A third antitrust case, which is still being investigated, involves the Google advertising placement service AdSense. LAURA SYDELL, BYLINE: Google doesn't charge for its Android operating system.
  • Apple MacBook Pro Updated: 8th-Gen Intel CPUs, More RAM, Pro Features

    Apple MacBook Pro Updated: 8th-Gen Intel CPUs, More RAM, Pro Features

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    The smaller, 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,799 and the larger, 15-inch model at $2,399. True Tone will adapt the display's colour temperature to your surroundings, just as it does on iOS. Some Pro users may be disappointed by the ports, which are, once again, limited to USB-C. The bigger model is 70% faster than the previous one, while the 13-incher is up to twice as fast.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Promo Image Leaked

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Promo Image Leaked

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    That yellow S Pen will probably look even more unusual with other colors like red and black. But now, an official poster from Samsung has leaked on the Internet, giving us a fair idea of what the Note 9 could look from behind. From left to right, we've got the S Pen slot, speaker grille, microphone, USB-C charging port, and 3.5mm headphone jack - no, Samsung isn't about to get courageous anytime soon.
  • ‘We are different’: WeDoctor actively preparing for Hong Kong IPO

    ‘We are different’: WeDoctor actively preparing for Hong Kong IPO

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    Aside from global market concerns, investors are said to have been unsure of Xiaomi's ecosystem story. Shares in Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile phone maker, slid nearly 6% at the start of trading in Hong Kong . At Monday's closing price the company had a market value of $53.3 billion. Others say the ongoing trade war between the USA and China has spooked investors from putting money in Chinese companies.
  • Another Galaxy Note 8 update released with June 2018 security patch

    Another Galaxy Note 8 update released with June 2018 security patch

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    That's to say it won't have the curved edges that have become standard on Galaxy S phones since the Galaxy S8. Earlier this month a picture of a Note stylus was doing rounds on social media and the fact that the Note 9 itself recently cleared the FCC, transparently pointed towards the launch of the company's next flagship device.
  • OnePlus in works for a 5G smartphone next year

    OnePlus in works for a 5G smartphone next year

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    OnePlus is already in talks with various United States telecom carriers to make the 5G OnePlus phone a reality. A 5G-capable OnePlus 7 smartphone would be a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S10. OnePlus is often praised for its affordable smartphones that offer nearly flagship-level specifications but customers have always had to pay full price for them because the company had no carrier relationships which meant that the handsets couldn't be purchased on monthly plans.
  • With Fortnite Playground Issues Continuing, Epic Replaces Another Limited-Time Mode

    With Fortnite Playground Issues Continuing, Epic Replaces Another Limited-Time Mode

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    The last time something like this happened, players saw meteors falling from the sky and destroying things in real-time. If you're invested in the game, it sounds like you won't want to miss this. One will be a 50v50 mode where one team controls the big Leviathan and has to escort him to Wailing Woods or Greasy Grove. Before the whole Fortnite 50 v 50 being down issue, the Final Fight LTM was scheduled to be the latest notch in the belt of Epic's battle royale.
  • Samsung and Apple settle 7-year patent legal battle

    Samsung and Apple settle 7-year patent legal battle

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    Apple had sought more than $2bn in damages from its South Korean competitor. Apple triumphed on paper but it was deficient in its goal to acquire a fierce benefit over Samsung and other phone makers in succession of lawsuits against them said Mr.
  • Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000

    Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000

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    The latest iteration of it's Y- and U- series Core processors should be able to deliver the power and performance needs users will find themselves wanting once the Snapdragon 1000's capabilities come to market. Qualcomm's test platform supposedly has 16GB LPDDR4X RAM with two 128GB flash drives for storage. Incidentally, the company wants a full-fledged Windows Operating System (OS) on ARM-based chips.
  • Apple Seeds First Public Beta of tvOS 12

    Apple Seeds First Public Beta of tvOS 12

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    Just be aware that beta software isn't finished and could be loaded with bugs. But we usually have to wait a few weeks for the public beta to be released. You can see the full list of changes from ZDNet's round up here . The other big theme of the year is new features to help you spend less time using your phone .
  • Apple's iOS 12 system to share location of 911 callers

    Apple's iOS 12 system to share location of 911 callers

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    If you're anxious about privacy, Apple reassures that only the responding 911 center will have access to your location, and that your information can't be used for non-emergency purposes. As Apple revealed at WWDC 2018, iOS 12 is getting a lot of handy new features, but one in particular could be a real life saver. This is particularly noteworthy due to the age of the emergency infrastructure, as former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler pointed out.
  • Toyota win Le Mans with double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso

    Toyota win Le Mans with double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso

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    Alonso skipped last year's Monaco Grand Prix to tackle the Indianapolis 500, but was forced to retire with an engine failure while battling for the lead. The rules are targeting a 3:20.00 lap around Circuit De La Sarthe, just six seconds slower than the current lap record, set by Kamui Kobayashi in 2017.