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The 5 Most Important Announcements From Google's Pixel Event

With voice commands, you can ask Google to walk you through recipes, make audio-only calls, play YouTube videos while you cook, and take a peek at what your security camera sees when someone's at the door. Both are available first in English. AI, embodied in Google's talking Assistant, also promises to be more of a sidekick in the Pixel 3 . The new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. [Full Article...]

Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID

Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID If you are not one of the lucky test users, you will need to wait until 2019, when a full roll out is planned for the feature. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $5 USD/CAD / €4.99 / £3.99 after the first change. This is a choice users will have to make; once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won't be able to change this. However, some PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games will not be ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces Xbox game-streaming service Project xCloud

Microsoft announces Xbox game-streaming service Project xCloud For the most comfortable game you will need a wireless controller from the original Xbox One that connects via Bluetooth. A service such as Project xCloud will be experiencing latency and visual fidelity problems, but these obstacles are overtaking Microsoft's Azure cloud. [Full Article...]

Here’s all the new hardware Google announced today

Google's Pixel 2 series also receives version and security updates for three years after its launch - until October 2020. Cute. Yes, we understand that cute is hardly a word to associate with smartphones but that's the first thing that strikes you about Google's new smartphone, the Pixel 3 . [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 4 : The declination Nike+ is now available

Apple Watch Series 4 : The declination Nike+ is now available There is an Activity Complication feature in the watch that shows users hour-by-hour data of exercise minutes, calories spent, and stand hours that create the Activity rings on the watch face. With Daylight Saving Time (DST) now in effect in Australia, some users claim the watch has re-calibrated and remedied the issue. Even the iOS 9 update disabled alarms for many, while iOS 11.1.2 forced iP... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Looking to Buy ‘Pillars of Eternity’ Dev Obsidian

Microsoft Looking to Buy ‘Pillars of Eternity’ Dev Obsidian We don't know if ink is on paper yet, and plenty of major acquisition deals have fallen apart in the final hours, but those close to the companies believe it is all but done. In 2014, It also purchased Mojang, the studio behind the wildly successful Minecraft , and has since formed a new development studio called The Initiative. [Full Article...]

How Google+ put thousands of users at risk

How Google+ put thousands of users at risk The Wall Street Journal was first to report about the Google+ data vulnerability Monday, pointing out in its report that the company chose not to disclose its findings when it first discovered and patched the bug in March. Within hours, Google published its own report. Google knew about a privacy flaw in its Google+ social media platform that exposed users' personal information for ov... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle Announced

Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle Announced Epic Games has teamed up with Warner Bros.in a worldwide distribution partnership to bring Fortnite to retail as the Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle . There's also the cosmetics - a skin, a pickaxe, a glider, and some back bling, all decked out with the Deep Freeze's arctic camo vibe. Some players have also pointed out that a return of the High Explosives Limited Time Mode, which features every ... [Full Article...]

#HimToo trend backfires badly after proud mom's tweet

#HimToo trend backfires badly after proud mom's tweet The #HimToo hashtag has been trending in recent days as Trump and others within his party go on the offensive over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, suggesting men are living in precarious times because of the #MeToo movement . "I'm a mixture of laughing hard and feeling bad for him", he wrote. So he set up a Twitter account to set the record straight, complete with a recognisable pose. [Full Article...]

Google Launches a Pixel-Branded Premium Chromebook Tablet

Google Launches a Pixel-Branded Premium Chromebook Tablet In celebration of Marvel Studios' 10 Year Anniversary, you'll enjoy seeing the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (exclusively on Pixel) react to each other and to you. However, both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL do not come cheap. The Pixel 3 comes with an 18W fast charger in the box, which can give you seven hours of use in 15 minutes of charge. [Full Article...]

Google Home Hub: a display-toting, Amazon Echo Show-rivalling smart speaker

Google Home Hub: a display-toting, Amazon Echo Show-rivalling smart speaker The Pixel 3 boasts a 5.5-inch FHD+ OLED screen and the 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD+ OLED display, both backed by dual 12.2-megapixel cameras with loads of cool features. It's based on Google Assistant; it acts as a digital picture frame for your Google Photos when you're not paying attention, and then wakes up to answer questions, show you recipes, control smart home devices , or play YouTube vid... [Full Article...]

Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature

Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature Taking design inspiration from numerous other handset manufacturers, the new Pixels move away from previous models and have a glass construction. No surprise, the first and biggest reveal of the day was Google's new flagship phone, the Pixel 3 and its bigger brother, the XL. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Explains Why Windows 10’s October 2018 Update Was Deleting People’s Files

Microsoft Explains Why Windows 10’s October 2018 Update Was Deleting People’s Files As I had speculated earlier, the problem also occurred on some systems that used the relatively new Auto Save feature in OneDrive to relocate the contents of the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders to corresponding locations in the cloud. [Full Article...]

Sony Is Officially Working on a Next-Gen Console

Sony Is Officially Working on a Next-Gen Console When asked why the PlayStation 4 doesn't let gamers play their ageing PS3 discs, Head of PlayStation Europe Jim Ryan said the feature is rarely used. Project xCloud - a streaming service that allows users to play Xbox games on mobile, PC, and console - was revealed, and it's set to reshape the gaming world. [Full Article...]

Irish data regulator seeks information from Google on security bug

Irish data regulator seeks information from Google on security bug Google followed suit, letting outside developers access some Google+ data with users' permission. Google found and patched the hole this March and an engineering team had briefed CEO Sundar Pichai on the issue along with its prposed intention to not disclose the vulnerability for fear of government investigation and loss of public trust. [Full Article...]

Black Ops 4’s day one update weighs in at 50GB

Black Ops 4’s day one update weighs in at 50GB Despite that, the devs have recommended that you have about 112 GB of space free on your hard drive. The patch is required in order to play regular multiplayer, zombies , and Blackout , but you can start playing the latter after around the 20GB mark. [Full Article...]

Google announces Home Hub - its Echo Show and Facebook Portal competitor

Google is now rolling out its own offering in this space, the Home Hub. Google is positioning the speaker as the ultimate home helper with a feature called Home View that gives you an overview of the smart devices now in use. It will automatically turn off the screen at night, too. To play up the YouTube integration aspect, Google is offering 6 months of YouTube Premium for free when you purch... [Full Article...]

New images of Google's Pixel Slate are leaked

New images of Google's Pixel Slate are leaked The Home Hub will be connected to Google's Assistant , enabling it to display weather, calendar events, recipes and other pertinent information on the screen, according to MySmartPrice .com, which first published the images. Google's Pixel 3 event is happening tomorrow, and thanks to one of the leakiest pre-release seasons in recent memory, we have a pretty good idea about what's coming. [Full Article...]

Real-time updates at the launch event

The phone was obtained by Engadet's Richard Lai , who made a detail hands-on video showing it off. While the Pixel 3 XL is so far rumoured to come with a display notch , the Pixel 3 could come with a traditional design that won't include a notch. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 XL Is Already Selling In Hong Kong Before Launch

Although the Geekbench entry specifies Android 9 "Pie" as the operating system, it has been stated that the tablet will utilize Chrome OS , whilst also being capable of installing and running Android apps. The latest shows the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets in their entire glory. One of the changes coming to this year's Pixel is the ability to wirelessly charge, thanks t... [Full Article...]


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