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IOS 12 allows older iPhones to stay current for another year IOS 12 allows older iPhones to stay current for another year
- June 08, 2018

With iOS 12 , users will be able to FaceTime with up to 32 people, use a new app called Screen Time to monitor how long you're spending on specific apps. Screen Time also gives parents the ability to schedule a block of time to limit when their child's iOS device can't be used, such as at bedtime. For instance, if you use an app to regularly order coffee in the morning, Siri will learn that, and eventually, start suggesting that regular action. (more...)
Facebook Admits Facebook Admits "Bug" Had Private Posts Of 14 Million Users Made Public
- June 08, 2018

The problem, which Facebook said it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company. In the status update box at the top of a user's News Feed, they have the option to select who they would like to share their post with - "public", "friends", or "friends except for". (more...)
Xbox One X prices SLASHED: Microsoft discounts revealed ahead of E3 2018 Xbox One X prices SLASHED: Microsoft discounts revealed ahead of E3 2018
- June 08, 2018

The Xbox E3 Big Fun Deals Week is now live and has a tempting sale for Xbox Game Pass , the Netflix style subscription service which gives you access to dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards compatible games (including all major exclusives from day one) to download and play at your leisure. (more...)
Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite unveiled on Chinese Samsung site
- June 07, 2018

The Galaxy S10 will also be the first Samsung's phone to feature a 3D sensor. A9 Star Lite could feature slightly smaller display. According to Kim-Dong Won, an analyst from KB securities, "Samsung, which has a lower-than-expected demand for its latest Galaxy S9 lineup, will consider equipping its next premium phone with the triple cameras and a 3-D sensor to reinvigorate its smartphone business." . (more...)
BlackBerry KEY2: Everything you need to know BlackBerry KEY2: Everything you need to know
- June 07, 2018

Also of note about the keyboard is that it's got a new Speed Key that'll let you access your programmable shortcut keys without having to return to the home screen of your device. Confusing jump to numbers aside, the new handset combines a number of key upgrades that the brand says its previous customers were looking for. Other than that, there's relatively little changed to Android 8 .1 Oreo, though the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Launcher are included. (more...)
Apple's Memoji brings an animated you to your iPhone Apple's Memoji brings an animated you to your iPhone
- June 07, 2018

Among features to make iPhone's faster and more responsive, Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi introduced a new tool to help users monitor how much time they spend on their device and in certain applications. Apple will encourage users to share photos with their friends by suggesting such opportunities in a new "for you" tab. This is going to be huge. (more...)
Moto Z3 Play with 12MP Dual Cameras & Snapdragon 636 SoC Officially Unveiled Moto Z3 Play with 12MP Dual Cameras & Snapdragon 636 SoC Officially Unveiled
- June 07, 2018

Additionally, it comes with Moto Actions and features a One Button Nav bar to offer gesture controls - similar to the iPhone X . That means you swipe left to go back, tap to go home and swipe right to flip to a previous app. It can also help add different effects to the background. These consist of a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera. (more...)
Microsoft plunges self-sufficient data center into sea off Scotland Microsoft plunges self-sufficient data center into sea off Scotland
- June 07, 2018

The theory is that the cost of cooling the computers will be cut by placing them underwater. Currently, the centers are expected to run without maintenance for 5 years. Overall, Microsoft's aims with Project Natick are not only to bring lower-latency cloud computing to a larger number of people - the company points out that nearly 50% of the world's population lives near coasts - but also to create a more environmentally friendly data centre. (more...)
Dell announces the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with Ryzen processors
- June 07, 2018

As you can see from the image above, it also contains interior LED lighting, which is pretty much to make it look cool. Connectivity options include a single USB 3.1 Type-C port and up to six USB 3.0 ports. This has all the standard features you'd expect from a gaming mouse, including customizable DPI and weight settings, along with support for AlienFX. Additionally, Alienware is transforming its Arewa Rewards Program with a new mobile app that will allow gamers to earn Arena Rewards ... (more...)
Here are some of the new features of macOS 10.14 Mojave Here are some of the new features of macOS 10.14 Mojave
- June 07, 2018

The most eye-catching of those is probably its refined support for Augment Reality, allowing users to interact with persistent virtual objects that can be seen through its phones and tablets. While these show up normally on iOS, the desktop will now ask if you want to share your contacts, location, photos , or microphone access through your operating system. (more...)
Apple clamps down further on third-party tracking with latest iOS updates Apple clamps down further on third-party tracking with latest iOS updates
- June 07, 2018

The Stocks app is also getting a massive update with integration of the News app. As for developers who are part of the Apple Developer Program, a preview is available beginning 6 June while a public beta program will be available to Mac users in late June. (more...)
Crayfish detaches claw to escape boiling soup Crayfish detaches claw to escape boiling soup
- June 07, 2018

Without a second thought, the crayfish clamped down on the disabled limb with its remaining good claw, and cut off the disabled claw like it was some meaningless dead weight. Chinese production of crayfish more than tripled from 2007 to 850,000 tonnes previous year, according to a report by the ministry of agriculture. (more...)
Motorola Moto Z3 Play initial review: Ain't nuthin' but a Z thang
- June 06, 2018

Cellular - but there will be an unlocked version of the Moto Z3 Play available for $499 from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Fry's, B&H, and Amazon. First spotted by Android Police, the Moto Voice update includes some new features such as handling calls and messages through select apps, the ability to call an Uber, and much more. (more...)
AMD's next-gen Threadripper: 32C/64T on 12nm, due in Q3 2018 AMD's next-gen Threadripper: 32C/64T on 12nm, due in Q3 2018
- June 06, 2018

AMD is leaning into some "heavy metal" imagery to market Threadripper, and the CPU looks like it'll earn it. Threadripper 2 will run on a 12nm Zen+ architecture and have the new features of Ryzen second gen. While CEO Lisa Su unfortunately only showed off a capped version of the CPU - so we didn't get to see the CPU dies underneath - she did confirm that AMD has silicon back in the labs now and is working on bringing it up for retail. (more...)
Android P DP3: 157 new emoji added, including revamped characters, more diversity Android P DP3: 157 new emoji added, including revamped characters, more diversity
- June 06, 2018

In addition to that addition , the UI now shows an app drawer background that should look familiar to those of you who jumped on the first Android P Developer Preview . Google wanted to highlight the ones you can see above: red hair (both genders, five skin tones), superhero (both genders, five skin tones), face with three hearts, bagel with cream cheese, mooncake, lobster, and llama. (more...)
Microsoft sinks data centre in sea near Orkney
- June 06, 2018

And EMEC has been experimenting with tidal and wave energy for 14 years, with one of its test sites on the beach where the Project Natick cable comes ashore. The units runs exclusively on locally sourced renewable power, with an expected life cycle of about five years (which Microsoft hopes to push up to 20 years). (more...)
Hour-long Video Could Be Coming to Instagram Hour-long Video Could Be Coming to Instagram
- June 06, 2018

WSJ's sources stress that the plans are "tentative and subject to change", however. It said Instagram has been in discussion with content-creators and publishers about the possibility of long-form video on the platform, and that the feature will be accessible through the app. (more...)
Apple's software improvements could make AR as universal as iOS Apple's software improvements could make AR as universal as iOS
- June 06, 2018

Will iOS 12 manage to boost those numbers up in the same time? Via it, iPhone owners can use their handset as a microphone with live audio from it being sent to the wireless earbuds. Downtime is another tool for parents that will allow them to partially disable their child's device for a period of time, like bedtime or school. Apple has announced new controls that will allow parents to remotely limit the amount of time their offspring spend on iPhones and iPads, as well as hold up a ... (more...)
'Tetris Effect' Hits PS4, PlayStation VR This Fall 'Tetris Effect' Hits PS4, PlayStation VR This Fall
- June 06, 2018

If Mizuguchi's name rings a bell, he is the man behind Rez and Lumines . " Tetris Effect ", a new game by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, is headed to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR this fall, PlayStation announced today during their first Countdown to E3 stream. (more...)
AMD's Jim Anderson discusses 32-core Threadripper 2
- June 06, 2018

Though names have not been mentioned, we expect Ryzen Threadripper 2900X, 2920X and 2950X and personally, I like the sound of Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. In related news, AMD also showcased the first public demonstration of its Radeon Vega GPU based on 7nm process technology built specifically for professional/datacenter applications. (more...)

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