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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...)
BMW reveals bigger, bolder fourth-gen X5 BMW reveals bigger, bolder fourth-gen X5
- June 06, 2018

Under the skin the 2019 X5 will ride on BMW's CLAR platform, which is shared by the 7 Series. In terms of design, the attention grabbing detail is the kidney grille which is now larger than ever before and lends an aggressive look to the front end. (more...)
IOS 12: the best features coming soon to an iPhone near you IOS 12: the best features coming soon to an iPhone near you
- June 06, 2018

There was also a spectator mode broadcast on nearby TV, so others could watch the action. Apple has announced new features for iPhone users that could cut the amount of time users spend looking at their phone and offer parents greater control of their children's screen time . (more...)
Job Listing Confirms New Diablo Game Is In The Works Job Listing Confirms New Diablo Game Is In The Works
- June 06, 2018

Blizzard are hiring, and it appears we'll be getting ready to crawl through the depths of Hell yet again real soon. The job postings are looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist , among other positions. The role will also require the person to mentor junior environment artists and provide feedback to those artists. Considering Blizzard is hiring for such essential roles in the creative team of an unannounced Diablo project, it's nearly guaranteed that the sequel to ... (more...)
Firefox pilots Side View feature to end tab-switching hell Firefox pilots Side View feature to end tab-switching hell
- June 06, 2018

What is it? Test Pilot is a sandbox of sorts that lets Mozilla developers tinker with new Firefox features without disrupting the user experience. Today, Mozilla has announced two new experiments for Test Pilot: Custom Color and Side View . Apart from the customisations offered through Color extension, Firefox has received the Side View extension that lets you view two different browser tabs in the same tab, within the same window. (more...)