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Google launches an app for discovering your neighborhood through local experts Google launches an app for discovering your neighborhood through local experts
- June 01, 2018

In the Neighbourly app, when users ask a question, and it's routed to the relevant neighbourhood experts who can help. Right now, the app is limited only to Android users in Mumbai. The promise sets the tone of the app. Swipe to keep up with everyone around you. For example, users can ask about daycare facilities, restaurants, parks, and more. (more...)
Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide
- June 01, 2018

In a post on his own Telegram channel today, Durov apologised for some features not working under just-released iOS 11 .4. Telegram and its faster counterpart, Telegram X, were briefly pulled from the App Store in February, with Apple citing "inappropriate content" for app's removal. (more...)
Newfoundland and Labrador spelling bee champ Mattie Cull eliminated before finals Newfoundland and Labrador spelling bee champ Mattie Cull eliminated before finals
- June 01, 2018

Google looked up the top searched "how to spell" words in each state from May 2017 to May 2018. "I already studied this morning", Atman said Thursday morning. Last year, 15 spellers advanced to that stage. "I can tell my mom is pretty overwhelmed because this is my second time in the finals", said Erin Howard, 13, from Huntsville, Alabama . (more...)
Dell working on foldable dual-screen Windows 10 device Dell working on foldable dual-screen Windows 10 device
- June 01, 2018

Winfuture is more confident in its claims of the Phone using a Snapdragon 850 processor, which is more of a refreshed SD845 with a higher 3.0GHz running speed, than a brand new processor. The device also comes with LTE support and a USB-C port. That way, the user could interact with a display both in phone and laptop mode. The specs sheet is a living proof that the company is aiming towards building a mobile device with Microsoft to support the software giant's new initiative. (more...)
Canon sells its final film camera
- June 01, 2018

Interestingly enough, Canon ended production of the EOS-1V in 2010 but has continued to ship and sell it from excess inventory ever since. Canon stated that they will "take fix measures until October 31, 2025", so long as parts allow. But it also adds that it may refuse fix after October 31, 2020 due to lack of replacement parts. Those who are feeling suddenly nostalgic, you can likely pick one up used fairly easily (though this news might bump up their premium a bit), and I'm sure the ... (more...)
Cody Travers joins Street Fighter V next month Cody Travers joins Street Fighter V next month
- June 01, 2018

Combo Breaker 2018 took place over the weekend, which saw tournaments for a variety of different fighting games. Players will have to fork out $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money to obtain Cody as a playable character in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition . (more...)
Dockless Nintendo Switch Bundles Won’t Be Coming To The West Dockless Nintendo Switch Bundles Won’t Be Coming To The West
- June 01, 2018

The Japanese company recently confirmed to US Gamer that the Nintendo Switch dockless bundle will not release in the West. This is according to a report from USgamer in which Nintendo confirmed that they now do not have plans to bring this particular configuration to the US. (more...)
A keyring has apparently leaked the next Assassin's Creed game A keyring has apparently leaked the next Assassin's Creed game
- May 31, 2018

A rumor surfaced in March on Comicbook.com indicating that the next Assassin's Creed game will be set in ancient Greece. The keychain is a Greek-style helmet and the packaging sports the logo for Assassin's Creed Odyssey . Following up on the incredible success the series found in Assassin's Creed Origins in Egypt, it's understandable that Ubisoft would be looking toward what's next. (more...)
Teens are abandoning Facebook, Pew study confirms Teens are abandoning Facebook, Pew study confirms
- May 31, 2018

In 2015, Facebook was still most popular among teens, garnering 71 percent of the 13-17 audience, more than any other social network. But some surveys and analysts suggest it is losing appeal to younger users amid a rise in services like Snapchat and Facebook-owned Instagram. (more...)
Groove Music for iOS and Android to be retired on December 1 Groove Music for iOS and Android to be retired on December 1
- May 31, 2018

Thanks to Neowin for tipping me off to this. Overall, however, the net effect of this change is that there's now little point in using OneDrive for music storage, as the best playback application for OneDrive-stored music is being discontinued. (more...)
Telegram CEO says Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide
- May 31, 2018

Apple is yet to comment. Apple has run into similar criticism in China, after the company removed virtual private networks, apps that allowed users to avoid the country's online censorship, from its App Store in China. The country's Federal Security Service has been demanding access to those keys, citing Telegram's use among terrorists, including a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St. (more...)
Bethesda teases a new Fallout game, more details coming soon Bethesda teases a new Fallout game, more details coming soon
- May 31, 2018

Bethesda Game Studios is teasing an announcement on Twitter . Fan speculation suggests that the tease may be for the release of Fallout 3 Anniversary edition, which will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary on October 28, 2018. The safest bet is a Fallout 3 remaster. With E3 less than two weeks away, what could they possibly want to reveal on a random twitch stream, that wouldn't be better suited for the big stage? Even if it's something smaller, similar to Fallout Shelter, ... (more...)
Apple to Use OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones? Apple to Use OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones?
- May 31, 2018

It was at the end of past year when a reputed KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had made a revelation that Apple was working on releasing three new iPhone variants in 2018. Apple , as always, has not commented on the reports. While this could indicate several things, such as Apple switching to an all OLED lineup this year instead of 2019, it's more than likely just an inaccuracy. (more...)
VR causing dizziness, headache? LG's new technology may reduce sickness
- May 31, 2018

The team of Sogang University was led by professor Kang Seok-ju from Department of Electronics Engineering. The new technology boosts power efficiency and optimises the algorithm, resulting in high resolutions on smartphones/tablets. This saves from the need of adding external memory to the VR headsets. In addition, the electronics maker and the varsity have agreed to develop an instrument to measure the time needed for a VR user's movement to reflect on the display screen as well as ... (more...)
Intel announces availability of its Optane DC persistent memory DIMMs Intel announces availability of its Optane DC persistent memory DIMMs
- May 31, 2018

Intel has unveiled its new Optane DC persistent memory modules, offering data centers what it describes as an entirely new class of memory and storage technology. The preview program will run from June through August. "As developers adapt software, this new memory class is created to enable cost-effective, large-capacity in-memory database solutions; provide greater system uptime and faster recovery after power cycles; accelerate virtual machine storage; deliver higher performance to ... (more...)
Audi E-Tron to have lowest drag coefficient for an SUV Audi E-Tron to have lowest drag coefficient for an SUV
- May 31, 2018

Audi has continued its long teaser process for the e-tron electric SUV , releasing details this week about the measures taken to ensure it has a low coefficient of drag. They have three viewing modes - highway driving, turning and parking. When you push beyond 120km/h, the e-tron automatically drops down on its air suspension by 26mm for improved aerodynamics. (more...)
This crypto-mining Asus motherboard supports 20 GPUs, because 19 wasn't enough This crypto-mining Asus motherboard supports 20 GPUs, because 19 wasn't enough
- May 31, 2018

It's aptly called the H370 Mining Master motherboard and as you can probably tell, it has been developed with the express objective of mining cryptocurrency in mind. One way to achieve that is by increasing the number of graphics cards per node. The H370 Mining Master makes this simpler with banks of vertical PCIe-over-USB ports through which riser cables can be plugged directly into the motherboard. (more...)
OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a simple printout
- May 31, 2018

As the recent OnePlus 6 face unlock spoofing incident demonstrates, however, that's definitely not the case. Clearly relying on just Face Unlock for the OnePlus 6 might not be such a secure idea, till the company issues a fix. Android has had its own face unlock smart lock built into the OS since Ice Cream Sandwich, but it didn't really become popular until recently. The OnePlus 6 is definitely not one of them. (more...)
Lenovo's all-screen Z5 will launch on June 5 Lenovo's all-screen Z5 will launch on June 5
- May 31, 2018

Although no official announcements have been made yet, Cheng said that the Lenovo Z5 will break the 95 percent screen-to-body ratio barrier by delivering a true full-screen smartphone with virtually no bezels on its sides. The new wearable accessories aim to blend advanced technology with sleek aesthetics to appeal to fitness ... While reports do say it's internal storage, those four terabytes may include some form of online storage. (more...)
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...)