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Google declares its official stance on notches Google declares its official stance on notches
- August 03, 2018

Notches are either the bane of everyones existence, or just a future part of mobile life, at least until manufacturers work out how to incorporate the relevant sensors underneath the display. Apps by default will have to be letterboxed in the landscape mode; although developers can make use of the space around the cutout in landscape mode, with content around the cutout. (more...)
Honor Note 10 Launch Event Starts Honor Note 10 Launch Event Starts
- August 02, 2018

This phone is expected to bring many features based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with it. After several rumours and leaks , Huawei-owned Honor has finally launched Note 10 in China. The Honor Play sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with 2340 x 1080 px resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Note 10 also comes with a Samsung DeX-like feature that lets you cast your phone's screen to a monitor. (more...)
Samsung second-quarter profit dips on slower demand for Galaxy smartphones Samsung second-quarter profit dips on slower demand for Galaxy smartphones
- August 02, 2018

In Samsung's just released Q2 report , the South Korean electronics conglomerate missed the mark on Galaxy S9 sales targets. Samsung says it considers the Tab A 10.5 to be "fit for the whole family" - it's a passable workhorse for adults and a good entertainment device for the kids. (more...)
WhatsApp group video and voice calling launched WhatsApp group video and voice calling launched
- July 31, 2018

To recall, group video calling was confirmed by Facebook at its annual F8 conference. While beta users could engage in group calls with non-beta users the former couldn't make calls from their end. WhatsApp users will now be able to make group calls for audio and video. It's unclear which version of the app is required for group calls, but updating to the latest version is always recommended. (more...)
Google starts rolling out dark mode for YouTube on Android devices Google starts rolling out dark mode for YouTube on Android devices
- July 31, 2018

The rollout is occurring in phases and there's no definite timeframe that details when it will be completed. Again, when dark mode for Android does go live on a device, users should see the option automatically enabled with a dialog box offering to disable the feature. (more...)
Celebrate #Fortnite1st Birthday, the Return of the Playground & New SMG - Fortnite Celebrate #Fortnite1st Birthday, the Return of the Playground & New SMG - Fortnite
- July 30, 2018

You'll find the first Fortnite Birthday Cake in the north of Paradise Palms , just north of the town's border, just to the right of the road that runs through the center, on the sand. Each slice gives players +5 health and +5 shield when eaten. These challenges will be available when the Fortnite servers return from downtime tomorrow. (more...)
Capcom Confirms No VR Support for Resident Evil 2 Remake Capcom Confirms No VR Support for Resident Evil 2 Remake
- July 28, 2018

This includes Arklay Sheriff and Noir costumes for Leon, Elza Walker, Military and Noir costumes for Clair, an Albert Model Samurai Edge Deluxe Weapon and an option to swap to the "Original Version" Soundtrack. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. (more...)
State regulators move to order Charter out of NY State regulators move to order Charter out of NY
- July 28, 2018

Charter will undoubtedly do everything in its power to block this move, so don't expect Spectrum to suddenly vanish from NY in two months, but perhaps this will at least lead to some positive changes. As a result, Charter will now have to pay a total of $3 million in penalties. NY is accusing Charter of failing to meet its commitments have led to the move. (more...)
Huawei set to leapfrog Samsung Galaxy X with world’s first foldable phone Huawei set to leapfrog Samsung Galaxy X with world’s first foldable phone
- July 27, 2018

Now, regular readers to T3 will recall that the idea that Huawei could beat Samsung to market with a folding phone is not new, as we reported on the potential Galaxy X killer back in April this year. On the other hand, Samsung phones headed towards India and Russian Federation, among other global markets will house an Exynos 9820 octa-core processor. (more...)
It’s official: April the giraffe is expecting - again! It’s official: April the giraffe is expecting - again!
- July 26, 2018

Patch says Tajiri's father also sired the new calf. Exciting news from the Giraffe Barn at Animal Adventure Park! It seems April the giraffe has another bun in the oven. The birth of April's last pregnancy with her baby Tajiri drew more than 1.2 million YouTube live views during her birth period previous year, along with 8.5 billion viewing minutes. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 Goes Official with Snapdragon 660 and Android One Xiaomi Mi A2 Goes Official with Snapdragon 660 and Android One
- July 25, 2018

Full specifications Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the Mi A1 has a 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD panel. 15,000 price bracket. Xiaomi is huge in India, so we should see the brand launching both devices in the country shortly. Mi LED Smart TV 4 , claimed to be the thinnest LED TV ever, is a 55 inch (138.8 cm) television which is rated to play 4K content. (more...)
Uber and Lyft Drop Driver Who Livestreamed Passengers on Twitch Uber and Lyft Drop Driver Who Livestreamed Passengers on Twitch
- July 24, 2018

Twitch did not respond to the Post-Dispatch's requests for comment for the story, but said in a statement after publication that the service would remove content in response to complaints from people who say their privacy was violated. If a passenger would notice the camera, Gargac would tell them he was filming for safety reasons instead of letting them know they were being live-streamed. (more...)
New Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Zelda: Breath Of The Wild items New Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Zelda: Breath Of The Wild items
- July 23, 2018

According to Nintendo's support site , the 1.6.0 update also makes some "revisions to improve gameplay", and it adds a bit of unlisted content. Link's new blue Champion Outfit reflects the new outfit Link wears in Breath of the Wild . Since got his hands on a motorcycle in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it seemed only natural that the warrior would eventually join the ranks of Mario Kart 8 . (more...)
Donald Trump blasts European Union following record $5 billion Google fine Donald Trump blasts European Union following record $5 billion Google fine
- July 23, 2018

According to a report in The Guardian this week, the trend began with Reddit users upvoting a post containing a photo of Trump and the word. The European Commission has for violating EU antitrust laws - specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to pre-install the Google search app and the Chrome web browser. (more...)
"Fortnite" Has Earned Over $1 Billion
- July 22, 2018

And the rewards don't end there either, because with each challenge you complete, you'll unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set, which we're hoping is that fantastic sprinkle suit in the Fortnite Birthday Celebration image. Additionally, a new birthday questline will be added to Fortnite's Save the World mode. If you're scratching your head about how they grow up so fast, yes - Fortnite launched on July 25, with the massively popular battle royale mode following on September 26. (more...)
Internet balloons to be deployed in Kenya next year Internet balloons to be deployed in Kenya next year
- July 22, 2018

The balloons act as floating cell towers, powered by solar panels and transmitting Telkom's service to people below. The first commercial deployment for Project Loon - the "balloon-powered internet" being developed by Google parent Alphabet - is headed for Kenya, the U.S. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could be the last Note Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could be the last Note
- July 22, 2018

According to a report by The Bell , Samsung is struggling to adjust its flagship model lineup to defeat profitability deterioration caused by the saturation of the smartphone market. Samsung already changed the Note range's numbering to match the Galaxy S with the launch of the Note 7. This could have been achieved by lessening the footprint of the glass created to protect the OLED panel. (more...)
Trump slams European Union over $5 billion fine on Google Trump slams European Union over $5 billion fine on Google
- July 22, 2018

While Google can easily afford the fine, the ruling could undermine the company's business model, which relies on giving away its operating system in return for opportunities to sell ads and other products. The bundle contains 11 apps, including YouTube, Maps and Gmail, but regulators focused on three that had the biggest market share: Google Search, Chrome and the company's app store, called Play Store. (more...)
This is the clearest look yet at the Samsung Galaxy Note9 This is the clearest look yet at the Samsung Galaxy Note9
- July 19, 2018

As per the images, the Galaxy Note 9 appears to have taken the design cues from its predecessor, the Note 8 ( review ). New reports suggest that that's the same day the Galaxy Note 9 will hit store shelves as well. These also show the Galaxy Note 9 bootscreen that confirms Knox security integration. The two larger higher-end Galaxy S10 models will reportedly feature "ultrasonic FOD", or "fingerprint on display" technology, which will allow users to scan their finger by placing it on the ... (more...)
Samsung Unveils First Ever 10nm Class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM Samsung Unveils First Ever 10nm Class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM
- July 18, 2018

Samsung has not yet announced when it will bring its LPDDR5 chip to volume production, nor its 16Gb full-power DDR5 equivalent. The 10nm-class LPDDR5 DRAM will be available in two bandwidths - 6,400Mb/s at a 1.1 operating voltage (V) and 5,500Mb/s at 1.05V - making it the most versatile mobile memory solution for next-generation smartphones and automotive systems. (more...)
Which emoji do you like to use the most? Which emoji do you like to use the most?
- July 18, 2018

The ever-popular emoji faces now include redhead and bald versions as well as grey and curly hairstyle options. Included are new hair styles, animals , food items, and more. The new leafy green and mooncake emojis are meant to celebrate Chinese culture, specifically the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mashable reported. You can make as many alter egos as you want to use in Messages and FaceTime. (more...)
Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboards Include Dust Blocking Membrane To Prevent Failures Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboards Include Dust Blocking Membrane To Prevent Failures
- July 16, 2018

The company discovered that Apple has quietly fixed the keyboard problem by adding a flexible enclosure under the caps that covers the second-gen butterfly mechanism to prevent dust particles from getting in and blocking the keys. As it goes, Apple may be avoiding talking about the change; since it is now facing multiple lawsuits about the older MacBook Pro keyboard. Curiously, this solves the problem that has supposedly plagued Apple's keyboards since they were introduced in 2015. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta dates announced
- July 15, 2018

Pre-ordering from a retailer should get you a code to redeem on the Call of Duty website while pre-ordering digitally should just grant you automatic access when the beta goes live. There's a unique beta test calling card, and for players who hit max rank in the beta, there's one permanent unlock token that they'll be able to use on any piece of Create-A-Class content. (more...)
Samsung planning white Galaxy Tab S4? Samsung planning white Galaxy Tab S4?
- July 14, 2018

The image above shows the Galaxy Tab S4 in either white or silver and doesn't show much if anything new other than possibly the addition of a chrome rim for the rear camera. In the above image, you can see a Galaxy Tab S4 with an optional keyboard and a stylus. Instead, the Galaxy S10 is expected to be Samsung's first smartphone to feature an optical fingerprint sensor embedded under the display. (more...)
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi's listing falls flat Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi's listing falls flat
- July 13, 2018

According to Lei Jun , its founder and CEO, Xiaomi is a company that "can do hardware, e-commerce and Internet ". Xiaomi's shares were trading at 16.32 Hong Kong dollars (about $2.08) Monday morning, compared with their offering price of HK$17. (more...)