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Google is planning a censored version of its search engine for China

Recently Leaked documents reveal Google might be ready to make a government-friendly, censored version of its search engine in order to gain access to the Chinese people. Google has also undergone changes as a company, with its new CEO Pichai leading the charge to once again get a foothold in the country. Patrick Poon, a Hong Kong-based researcher with Amnesty International, told The Interc... [Full Article...]

Facebook, Instagram add tools to limit time spent on the apps

What Instagram (top) and Facebook's (bottom) upcoming time-management tools will look like. If you want to limit your time spent in the app, you can opt to set reminders, which alert you when you are close to a pre-set time limit, or you can mute all incoming notifications for up to eight hours at a time. [Full Article...]

Google Daydream finally has a Chrome browser for VR

Google Daydream finally has a Chrome browser for VR Besides the fantastic Cinema Mode , you also get an Incognito Mode , Chrome sync feature, and Voice Search. If you were using the former, you could fire up Google Chrome and use it in the VR headset. This new support though is available only on the latest Chrome mobile version. The update is now rolling out via Google Play Store. However, one thing that one would like to do on Chrome ... [Full Article...]

NVIDIA To Reveal ‘Spectacular Surprises’ At GeForce Event Next Month

NVIDIA To Reveal ‘Spectacular Surprises’ At GeForce Event Next Month With such a release schedule we are pretty sure that Nvidia will be using Gamescom 2018, "the world's biggest gaming expo", to launch the new GTX11 Series. The tests were conducted with 12 games being rendered with HDR enabled on GTX 1080 and RX Vega 64. What "spectacular surprises", you think Nvidia will be bringing to Gamescom 2018? According to the email, Nvidia and its hardware partn... [Full Article...]

Mozilla plans to change the logo of Firefox

Mozilla plans to change the logo of Firefox Each individual icon will be subjected to several rounds of discussion and refinement, and can also fully change until you run the product. The publication of the blog affirms that it will refine the final design in the coming months so that we could still take a long time to see the new look put on stage. [Full Article...]

EA’s Origin Access Premier PC subscription is live

EA’s Origin Access Premier PC subscription is live Video Game Company EA has announced that players can now sign up to the new Origin Access Premier Subscription, which will give them early access to the freshest games. Access to EA's entire back catalogue is nothing to sneeze at, especially if there are a ton of games you've missed over the years. A Way Out, Unravel Two, Star War Battlefront II, The Sims 4 Bundle are all available right now. [Full Article...]

LG's new phone is more expensive than iPhone X

LG's new phone is more expensive than iPhone X The device itself is also made from a special scratch resistant zirconium ceramic that distinguishes it from the garden variety version of the LG V35 ThinQ . There is a microSD card slot included, too. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo layered with LG UX. There is a 8-megapixel camera in the front with f/1.9 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. [Full Article...]

Nokia inks 3bn-euro 5G deal with USA operator

Nokia inks 3bn-euro 5G deal with USA operator Reuters called it the "world's largest 5G agreement so far". The deal would allow the combined entities to draw closer to the revenue volume of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, which would remain the two largest US mobile carriers. In return for that sum, T-Mobile will get access to Nokia's 5G network hardware, software, and service portfolio. Germany's Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile and ... [Full Article...]

Google plans censored return to China search market, reports say

Google's search engine hasn't operated in China since 2010, when the tech behemoth chose to withdraw from the country due to the very censorship concerns the company now appears to be sweeping aside at Beijing's behest. Sen. Marco Rubio and even some Google employees are among those criticizing the company. The (successful) refusal of Google staff to work for the USA military has proved that w... [Full Article...]

Samsung Profits Slip As Galaxy S9 Misses Sales Targets

Samsung Profits Slip As Galaxy S9 Misses Sales Targets The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 starts at £599 in the UK. The company is expected to reveal the price of the tablet at its Unpacked event on August 9 in New York City, alongside the Galaxy Note 9 and also a Galaxy Watch. Instead, it has Samsung's iris scanning tech, so you'll be able to unlock the tablet with a look instead of a touch. Samsung is scheduled to launch a new Note early next month. [Full Article...]

Facebook is ready for WhatsApp to start making money

Facebook is making some big steps to turn its WhatsApp chatting service into a lucrative business. Tardy responses by businesses will incur costs. "We are excited to be among the first to provide solutions to enable enterprises early access to WhatsApp Business, and to be taking this instrumental step towards simplifying how businesses and consumers communicate with each other", Gupshup COO R... [Full Article...]

Facebook & Instagram Update Shows You How Much Time You Spend On Them

One of the main criticisms levelled at the social media giants has been their effect on mental health, and late previous year Facebook published a post acknowledging the negative effects of spending too much passive time on the platform. According to Ginsberg, the features build on the changes Facebook made to the News Feed in January. Instagram's new features for managing time spent in the app. [Full Article...]

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Tab S4 to take on iPad Pro

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Tab S4 to take on iPad Pro In the United States market, the tablet will launch at a somewhat eye-watering US$650 on August 10 (that'll give everyone something to do after the Galaxy Note 9 launch the day before). The tablet can capture 4K video at up to 30 FPS, and it can play back 4K footage at up to 60 FPS. Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the same price for 64GB of capacity, but $799 for 256GB of storage. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 could be the first 5G smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S10 could be the first 5G smartphone Weak sales of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 , drove down earnings but robust demand for premium TVs - thanks to soaring interest in the World Cup - and memory chips helped boost operating profit almost six%. The mobile business booked £1.8 billion ($2.4 billion) in quarterly operating profit. Smartphones weren't the only area reporting weaker-than-expected sales for Samsung. [Full Article...]

YouTube's Desktop Player Now Works Better With Vertical Videos

YouTube's Desktop Player Now Works Better With Vertical Videos The firm will now remove the borders and resize the video so it displays in a manner YouTube thinks will make the best viewing experience for your device. YouTube is also enhancing videos that are already in an easy to handle 16:9 aspect ratio by using the available white space on the page. While Google says that the enhancement doesn't impact the video quality, many users do not like the new ... [Full Article...]

Honor Note 10 now official with massive 6.95-inch display, gaming focus

Honor Note 10 now official with massive 6.95-inch display, gaming focus Unlike the recently launched Huawei and Honor smartphones, the new Honor Note 10 opted for the 18:9 display than the notch display. The phone has been launched in three storage variants - 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage for Rs 11,999, 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage for Rs 13,999, and 4GB RAM+ 128GB internal storage for Rs 17,999. [Full Article...]

Here's what you need to play Fortnite in your Android phone

Regarding the service of " Fortnite ", Epic Games implemented a complete "Global One Build" policy that simultaneously releases the same content all over the world. Instead, it is believed to offer the game as an APK download file directly from its servers. With Epic Games potentially forgoing the Google Play Store, it introduces some security risks and adds a layer of complication for not s... [Full Article...]

Google declares its official stance on notches

Google declares its official stance on notches One of them is that there will be no more than two cutouts on a device and another is that there will be no cutout on the left or right long edge of the device. The other is that the entire cutout area must be letterboxed in fullscreen or landscape mode. The good news for those developing for Android P is that by default "the status bar will be resized to be at least as tall as the cutout and ... [Full Article...]

Audi teases PB 18 E-Tron electric supercar concept

Audi teases PB 18 E-Tron electric supercar concept Audi unveiled a teaser for its upcoming PB 18 E-Tron concept, which will debut at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, part of Monterey Car Week in August. Audi may have exited Le Mans in favor of Formula E, but I see a lot of Le Mans prototype inspiration in the teaser's front-end silhouette. As you'd expect, auto will be there to get the full story. [Full Article...]

Nvidia is planning a GeForce event with ‘spectacular surprises’ on August 20

Judging from the rumours floating around in recent weeks, the "spectacular surprises" bit may be hinting to a possible unveiling of the green company's next generation graphics card lineup. As Nvidia says, the Gamescom event is open to the public, but it's going to be a first-come-first-served kind of deal. Naturally, this event will be livestreamed so that those who cannot attend it can watch i... [Full Article...]


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