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Skype Redesign Focuses on Simplicity, Drops Snapchat-Like Feature

Skype Redesign Focuses on Simplicity, Drops Snapchat-Like Feature The Chats, Calls, and Contacts buttons are moved to the bottom of the mobile app for more efficiency, and the Highlights and Capture features are removed completely for a cleaner look. Microsoft is also removing the "Highlights" feature which was added to Skype a year ago and was inspired by photo-messaging app Snapchat. The company said that all the Highlights are downloadable till September 3... [Full Article...]

The PS2 is finally dead in Japan

The PS2 is finally dead in Japan Sony will be discontinuing its "aftercare" fix service for the PS2, meaning that if your PS2 does break down, as it likely will, then you are on your own. Fast-forward over six more years, or 18 years after its initial launch, the company has finally ended its fix services in Japan. Your Playstation 2 is living on borrowed time. [Full Article...]

"Alleged 12.9" iPad Pro with Thinner Bezels Shown Off in Renders

This is unlike the iPhone X and all the major Android devices that have so far debuted with a facial recognition feature. And now rumours are swirling Apple could be planning to bring a highly-requested feature to its wearable line. Currently, these take up a considerable amount of storage. Alongside the new gold finish, the iPhone XS is also expected to be available in silver and space gray. [Full Article...]

Google announces a major update for Chrome to celebrate its 10th birthday

Google announces a major update for Chrome to celebrate its 10th birthday Having the right features and performance while browsing the web can literally change your entire experience. The most important (or at least, the most noticeable) updates for the average user are likely the many design overhauls Chrome has received during the last decade. [Full Article...]

Razer Phone 2 confirmed: Razer quietly announces upgraded Razer Phone plans

Razer Phone 2 confirmed: Razer quietly announces upgraded Razer Phone plans To build on that initial success, Razer is going to introduce the second generation of the Razer Phone. Last week, the company has released the 2018 interim results where it has officially confirmed the presence of Razer Phone 2 . This will likely include things like the Razer zGold wallet, the Razer Game Store and " Razer Pay", which recently had a limited launch in Malaysia. [Full Article...]

Samsung Rumoured To Be Launching Quad-Camera Smartphone This Year

Samsung Rumoured To Be Launching Quad-Camera Smartphone This Year Koh mentioned that market research showed enough interest in this type of product and that their development of it is "nearly concluded". More than just a tablet-like device, Koh hinted that the new smartphone will have unique features to differentiate itself from standard smartphones and their larger tablet counterparts. [Full Article...]

The Apple Watch Round Series in this video is jaw-droppingly lovely

The Apple Watch Round Series in this video is jaw-droppingly lovely A 5.8-inch model with an OLED display: This model is rumored to be a smaller version of the iPhone X . The phone will likely have a dual camera, edge-to-edge screen design, and face ID recognition. Lastly, iPhone SE 2 might offer iPhone 5C like color variants. The crown also has a red rim, rather than a full red dot, and the gold colour looks good too. [Full Article...]

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL or something else? What’s your poison?

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL or something else? What’s your poison? While earlier reports suggested that the device would be sold exclusively by Verizon, 9to5Google wrote that the Reddit member who posted the leaks mentioned that the phone was "part of a testing program" through a different carrier, adding that the Pixel 3's exclusivity with Verizon might only last until the end of the year. [Full Article...]

IFA 2018: Huawei introduces Alexa backed ‘AI Cube’ smart speaker

IFA 2018: Huawei introduces Alexa backed ‘AI Cube’ smart speaker It won't hurt your eyes, but Huawei's not winning any originality awards for this one (also, you'd expect it to be a cube instead of a cylinder, but we'll let that one slide). Build is minimalistic, with ports hidden underneath the base, which is 218mm tall, and 116mm in diameter. Perhaps Huawei's combination of audio quality, wireless connectivity and Alexa smarts will be enough for the AI Cube... [Full Article...]

Apple's first self-driving vehicle crash caused by human driver

Apple's first self-driving vehicle crash caused by human driver According to BBC , Apple now has 66 such autonomous cars on the roads, with 111 drivers registered to operate them. This appears to be the first crash involving one of Apple's test vehicles. Both vehicles sustained damage but no injuries were reported, the filing added. Industry analysts also predict that we could be seeing (and being driven by) an Apple Car sooner than we think . [Full Article...]

Google Assistant on the LG ThinQ TV

Google Assistant on the LG ThinQ TV This means, for example, that you can ask Google Assistant questions in English or Spanish and Assistant will respond in the appropriate language. According to a Google blog, it wants Assistant to keep up with family members who use different languages while talking at home. [Full Article...]

Huawei embraces sliding phones with Honor Magic 2

Huawei embraces sliding phones with Honor Magic 2 So where is the front camera? The Play , with a 19.5:9 aspect, 6.3-inch FHD+ display , an upgraded GPU and large battery , will cost Euro 329. The phones comes in "midnight black", "navy blue", "ultra violet" colours options, there is another "Player edition" versions of the phone which cost an additional price of 20€ with black and red options colour option to choose. [Full Article...]

Huawei Announces Mate 20 With Kirin 980 Chipset

Huawei Announces Mate 20 With Kirin 980 Chipset Apple is reportedly using a 7-nanometer process to build its upcoming A12 mobile processor, and it just announced a press event for September 12 where it's expected to unveil new iPhones - including the iPhone XS and XS Plus - powered by that new chip. [Full Article...]

Here’s Your First Look at the Apple Watch Series 4

Here’s Your First Look at the Apple Watch Series 4 Apple likes to launch new phones and smartwatches at the same time (the Apple Watch 3 came out when the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launched). Basically, that means that the advancements will be more about expanding and refining existing hardware and software than dropping a jaw-dropping advancement. [Full Article...]

NewsAlert: Air Canada says mobile app breach affects 20,000 customers

NewsAlert: Air Canada says mobile app breach affects 20,000 customers The lost data consisted of: Aeroplan number, passport number, NEXUS number for expedited screening, known traveler number, gender, birth date, nationality, passport expiration date, passport country of issue and country of residence. The airline claims that customer's data protection is of paramount importance and that their multi-layered security is working with leading industry experts to cont... [Full Article...]

Tesla unleashes sleek but slow wireless phone charger

Tesla unleashes sleek but slow wireless phone charger In addition, the company also has products directed to the home, as is the case of Tesla Powerwall , a revolutionary battery capable of storing energy with the ability to power a house. There are a lot of other wireless chargers out there that cost less, pack more mAh and output at 10 watts. The research firm has dropped their price target on the company from $336 per share to $316 per share. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry KEY2 vs BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Things Which Differentiate Both the Smartphones

BlackBerry KEY2 vs BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Things Which Differentiate Both the Smartphones The KEY2 LE might also be making its way to the Indian market sometime next month. Of course none of those facts can bring back the capacitive function to the keyboard, or give the KEY2 LE quite the spiffiness I still love about my KEY 2 - but I came away from the conversation with more appreciation for the $399 mid-ranger. [Full Article...]

China's Crackdown: Search Giant Baidu Starts Censoring Crypto Discussions on Its Forums

China's Crackdown: Search Giant Baidu Starts Censoring Crypto Discussions on Its Forums Among the forums taken down are " Digital Currency Bar " and " Virtual Currency Bar ". "Many people are in doubt about newly issued virtual currencies and they'd like to search on the internet or ask their friends", the trading connoisseur said , adding that the issuers may spend a lot of money on advertising and the commentators may be biased. [Full Article...]

Feast your eyes on the Pixel 3

Feast your eyes on the Pixel 3 The overwhelming stream of Pixel 3 XL leaks in recent weeks sure has had Pixel fans wondering what the deal with the regular, non-notched Pixel 3 was. Elsewhere on the rear, Google's "G" can be seen towards the bottom of the panel while towards the top of the frosted glass section is a circular fingerprint scanner. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Headlines September's PlayStation Plus Lineup

Destiny 2 Headlines September's PlayStation Plus Lineup There's also the new 4v4 competitive PvE Gambit Mode (a 24-hour free trial of which goes live on 1st September), new powers and nine additional Supers, new Exotic Weapons, Armour and Gear, the all-new Legendary Bow weapon archetype, new missions, adventures and other stuff in Forsaken . [Full Article...]


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