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Mi 8, MIUI 10 and 5 other products Xiaomi launched today Mi 8, MIUI 10 and 5 other products Xiaomi launched today
- May 31, 2018

It bears a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the Mi 8 Explorer Edition has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi Mi 8 vs SE vs Explorer Edition: What's the difference? The Mi 8, in fact, is the closest that it gets to re-imagining an iPhone X . (more...)
OnePlus 6 Face Unlock can reportedly be fooled with a photograph OnePlus 6 Face Unlock can reportedly be fooled with a photograph
- May 31, 2018

The OnePlus 6, meanwhile, has a regular front-facing camera inside the notch, because getting the equivalent of Apple's TrueDepth is a rather expensive effort. OnePlus has just sent the following statement to PhoneArena concerning this issue: " We designed Face Unlock around convenience, and while we took corresponding measures to optimise its security we always recommended you use a password/PIN/fingerprint for security". (more...)
California Senate Passes 4 AM Bar Bill California Senate Passes 4 AM Bar Bill
- May 31, 2018

It also stipulates that qualifying cities must provide the state legislature with a report on the results of the pilot program by 2025; the legislature will reassess the bill in 2026. Wiener's legislation "is the first state-level bill that would comprehensively secure all of the net neutrality protections that Americans now enjoy", according to Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick. (more...)
The Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Rolled Off The Line Yesterday The Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Rolled Off The Line Yesterday
- May 31, 2018

The Demon also boasted the world's fastest quarter-mile time for a production vehicle with a run of 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour (225 km/h). Set to appear at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction from June 20 - 23, one lucky bidder will take home a combined 1,505 PS of pure American Muscle. (more...)
Fallout 76 is reportedly a Rust-inspired online RPG Fallout 76 is reportedly a Rust-inspired online RPG
- May 31, 2018

Kotaku's sources claim that the game evolved from a prototype multiplayer version of Fallout 4 , and has changed a lot over the past few years. While Fallout 76 will feature quests and narrative elements, it'll also include various survival and multiplayer-focused mechanics, such as Fallout 4's base-building antics. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 probably won't feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor Samsung Galaxy Note 9 probably won't feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor
- May 31, 2018

The S9 series is also nearly identical to last year's S8, albeit for the camera, the processor and software. We've been saying the Galaxy Note 9 may be ready with the under-display optical fingerprint sensor but unfortunately, and for the second time, the technology may not be ready. (more...)
Chrome 67 is here, with password-free logins and improved VR Chrome 67 is here, with password-free logins and improved VR
- May 31, 2018

The Spectre mitigation comes in the form of enhanced site isolation, first introduced in Chrome 63, in which pages from different sites run in sandboxes that block them receiving sensitive data from other sites. The design document says when fully-implemented, site isolation will also protect against theft of cookies and stored HTML5 data; cross-site HTML, XML and JSON theft using MIME type and content sniffing; saved password theft; X-Frame compromise; and cross-site DOM element access. (more...)
Fortnite's 4.3 Update Adds Rideable Shopping Carts Fortnite's 4.3 Update Adds Rideable Shopping Carts
- May 31, 2018

The news that PUBG filed suit in Korea, claiming that Fortnite infringes upon its copyrights, comes around eight months after it made it clear that it was not happy with Epic Games' decision to launch Fortnite in the first place. Back then, the company said that it would "contemplate further action" against Epic Games. This litigation had been in planning for quite awhile (see: last year), as PUBG Corp. (more...)
Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X
- May 31, 2018

The now ubiquitous notch marks its presence on the Mi 8 as well. In India , the starting price is likely to be Rs 28,000 plus for the 64GB variant, Rs 31,000 for the 128GB variant is Rs 31,000, while the 256GB variant will cost Rs 34,000 plus. (more...)
Intel i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU Listed by Retailers Intel i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU Listed by Retailers
- May 31, 2018

Unannounced Intel Core i7 8086K Spotted - 04/15/2018 05:38 PMYes, you read that right, an 8086 processor. As Videocardz reports, the niftily-named Core i7-8086K has been listed by Italian, Canadian and U.S. According to the listings, the Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition rocks a 4GHz base clock and 5GHz base clock, both of which are 300MHz faster than the Core i7-8700K. (more...)
The first cross-platform AR app for iPhone and Android just launched
- May 31, 2018

Last year , the company released Expeditions, which allowed users to point their AR-ready devices at specific points in the classroom and interact with objects. The app enabled teachers to share virtual reality scenes with their students and supported over 100 VR tours within months. We first saw it in action at Google I/O 2017, where 3D objects could be brought into a shared space and viewed through individual phones and other larger screens. (more...)
Intellivision Gets Revived with New Video Game Console
- May 31, 2018

No exact specifications or hardware details were announced , but we do know that 30-year industry veteran Tommy Tallarico is spear-heading the Intellivision re-branding. "It was always my favorite system because the games were cutting edge, yet fun and simple to play so our entire family could enjoy them together". Plus, the new console will run an emulator so that the old Intellivision games can be played via the new system. (more...)
Star Citizen gets $27000 ship bundle Star Citizen gets $27000 ship bundle
- May 31, 2018

Fortune reached out to Roberts Space Industries, Star Citizen's developer, for comment, but did not receive an immediate response. As forum user Dakuisha points out, if you haven't spent $1,000 on the game but you'd still like to buy the Legatus Pack , you can try messaging Star Citizen's customer support team to see if they'll let you snag it. (more...)
Global smartphone sales return to growth in Q1, Samsung leads: Gartner
- May 31, 2018

Compared to the first quarter of 2017, sales of total mobile phones stalled and reached 455 million units in the first quarter of 2018. "Demand for entry-level smartphones (sub-$100) and low midtier smartphones (sub-$150) improved due to better-quality models". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to restart home routers: Here's why Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to restart home routers: Here's why
- May 31, 2018

The FBI has issued a dire warning to everyone who has a router in their home. "Although devices will remain vulnerable to reinfection with the second stage malware while connected to the Internet, these efforts maximize opportunities to identify and remediate the infection worldwide in the time available before Sofacy actors learn of the vulnerability in their command-and-control infrastructure", the Federal Bureau of Investigation writes. (more...)
Samsung finally pushes Oreo to the Galaxy Tab S3 in the US
- May 31, 2018

The cameras are stacked vertically and placed on the top-left corner. There's also a fingerprint sensor on the back, placed at the top-center position. We have seen plenty of leaks in recent weeks that have given us the lowdown on the Galaxy A9 Star , and now, a leaked poster for the device has made its way online. (more...)
Atari relaunches Indiegogo campaign for Atari VCS game console Atari relaunches Indiegogo campaign for Atari VCS game console
- May 31, 2018

There is a Classic Joystick ($29) and a Modern Controller ($49) that can also be purchased as standalone purchases. The Indiegogo campaign also provides new details on the console, which up until now has been shrouded in mystery. As described by Atari, "Retro-inspired, but not a "retro-box", the Atari VCS is a modern device that offers a customizable entertainment experience for the home". (more...)
XCOM 2, Trials Fusion lead PlayStation Plus lineup for June XCOM 2, Trials Fusion lead PlayStation Plus lineup for June
- May 31, 2018

On the current-gen front, you'll be getting XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion . While most strategy enthusiasts have likely already played XCOM 2 , this is a great opportunity for those few holdouts to check it out. PlayStation Vita is still very much a thing for the time being, so make sure you snap up Squares and Atomic Ninjas to get your portable gaming fix. (more...)
Lunastra Causes an Uproar in the Latest Monster Hunter Lunastra Causes an Uproar in the Latest Monster Hunter
- May 31, 2018

Incidentally, this bloom of bioenergy also makes it a very welcoming spot for all manner of species. This time, a new monster is being introduced to shake things up, and its name is Lunastra . Following Deviljho and Kulve Taroth, Lunastra will bring to the blate the ability to fight together with her mate Teostra and deliver devastating joint arracks together with him. (more...)
Looks like Project Fi has the LG V35 ThinQ too
- May 31, 2018

And for such a similar device, it also lacks the dedicated power button on the side, instead opting for LG's more traditional method of using the fingerprint sensor on the back as the power button. There are two 16MP cameras on the rear. At the top left corner of the display is an 8MP wide-angle selfie camera. The camera department saw some improvements, mostly by borrowing the dual 16 MP camera from the LG G7 ThinQ (the V30 had a 16 MP + 13 MP setup). (more...)