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The Oppo Find X features pop-up front and rear cameras The Oppo Find X features pop-up front and rear cameras
- June 20, 2018

See the Verge's hands-on review below. Unfortunately, pricing is unavailable at this point but OPPO did state that it will be priced less than some of the other top-end devices now out on the market. This helps keep the seamless design of the phone looking elegant, making the front of the device all about the display and the user's ability to interact with it, and the back of the device about the shifting gradient colors. (more...)
PUBG discounted to $19.99 in celebration of 400 million players PUBG discounted to $19.99 in celebration of 400 million players
- June 20, 2018

Alongside Sanhok's PC pass, PUBG is adding in a Fortnite-style battle pass, created to be the main way players unlock new content themed around the new map. What's more, players who don't buy the pass will also be able to "temporarily" unlock "many" of the items included in the pass, though permanent unlocks are obviously reserved for paying players. (more...)
AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway
- June 20, 2018

Either way, it'll be interesting to see if Intel will have come up with a response to AMD's "savageness"-or not". From a pure value standpoint, Intel's i7-8086K retails for about $425 while AMD's Threadripper 1950X commands closer to $750. (more...)
Your Facebook Messenger chats may soon get autoplaying video ads Your Facebook Messenger chats may soon get autoplaying video ads
- June 20, 2018

Facebook is rolling out autoplaying video ads on Messenger, the company confirmed to Quartz June 19. That means ads everywhere from slotted in-between Stories in Instagram to Facebook's Marketplace service to, now, video ads that potentially interrupt private chat exchanges between friends and family. (more...)
Google Home and Chromecast Expose Location Data Google Home and Chromecast Expose Location Data
- June 20, 2018

According to Krebs on Security (via The Verge ), Google will fix the problem with an update in mid-July. "With my attack demo however, I've been consistently getting locations within about 10 meters of the device". Are the continuing security worries enough to keep them out of your home? Commands to do things like setting the device name and Wi-Fi connection are sent directly to the device without any form of authentication. (more...)
PlayStation Now Will Let You Download PS4 Games This Year PlayStation Now Will Let You Download PS4 Games This Year
- June 20, 2018

The reason Sony won't allow crossplay on the PlayStation 4 console with its Microsoft and Nintendo rivals is simple, according to former Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley . That fact is proof enough that competition (see: money) is the motivating factory for Sony's decision not to allow Fortnite players to migrate seamlessly to competing platforms. (more...)
AMD offers Threadripper upgrade for Intel special edition chip winners
- June 20, 2018

The offer will be limited to 40 people who won a Core i7-8086K processor in a sweepstake Intel setup for the chip's debut, but it still marks some sterling trolling of Intel by AMD . AMD teased and benchmarked their forthcoming 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processor and now it seems the chip has leaked out in full. (more...)
Screen protectors show up for all three expected 2018 iPhones
- June 20, 2018

It forecasts 45 million 6.46-inch panels, about 25 million panels for the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, and 30 million 6.04-inch LCD screens for the new lower-priced flagship. There's a single camera setup at the back, and the SIM tray is also located at the bottom of the side edge. If the iPhone XI Plus is indeed Apple's top-selling iPhone for 2018, that may also help explain a recent report, claiming that Apple is planning to ditch its proposed 4-inch iPhone SE 2 . (more...)
Early Pixel 3 XL Case Leak Reaffirms the Single Rear Camera Presence Early Pixel 3 XL Case Leak Reaffirms the Single Rear Camera Presence
- June 19, 2018

With the new update, you should be able to choose any color in the color spectrum as shown in the image below. In fact, if you look at the live shots linked above, youd be hard pressed to recognize that this isnt a Pixel 2 XL from the back. (more...)
The Fallout 76 Beta Will Be Xbox One Exclusive To Begin With
- June 19, 2018

Fallout 76's upcoming beta does not yet have a date, but Bethesda has confirmed one crucial new detail. An ironclad will? Average hygiene and an affinity for pre-packaged goods? According to the beta's FAQ , it is coming to Xbox One before other platforms. (more...)
Fresh Pixel 3 XL leak confirms at least one key detail
- June 19, 2018

The leaked image, posted on social media, shows a Pixel 3 XL case with just one hole for the rear camera. The tweet is unsigned by any manufacturer and is quite generic if not for its indication of being a bumper case. It is expected that the Pixel 3 - or at least the Pixel 3 XL - will come with a second camera so that it can offer consumers optical zoom. Usually Google announces Pixel phones in October and this year too the company will likely stick to the same timeline. (more...)
Oppo Find X leaked teaser image reveals 93.8% screen-to-body ratio Oppo Find X leaked teaser image reveals 93.8% screen-to-body ratio
- June 19, 2018

Going by the tweet, we can expect the Oppo Find X to come with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent. "The OPPO Find X is expected to arrive with a SD845/8GB RAM/128GB combo, a 6.4" FullHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution display. However, there is no mentioning of the RAM and storage of the Find X model that will be carrying that price tag. This means that the smartphone will follow the Vivo Nex S and Nex A route, to sport an all-display front. (more...)
Five injured in Sweden shooting; not terrorism-related Five injured in Sweden shooting; not terrorism-related
- June 19, 2018

Reports of gunfire have emerged from the coastal town of Malmo, Sweden. Witness Jonatan Burhoff told the newspaper he saw wounded people being carried to private cars that drove off 'as fast as possible'. Suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory have taken place in major Swedish cities in recent years. Swedish police are now on the scene. (more...)
Google Announces General Availability of App Maker Development Tool Google Announces General Availability of App Maker Development Tool
- June 19, 2018

Since its initial launch , Google has added new features and improvements to App Maker. The App maker tool not only will save a lot of time for the businesses but help them easily make apps as and when needed. "Pooling talent resources was always an ad hoc process", said EA's director of IT, Peter McAuley, "but App Maker let us quickly build an app that tracks allocation requests in detail". (more...)
One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo
- June 19, 2018

Five people have been hospitalised but police have not yet issued an official update on their condition. Pictures from the scene of the shooting show armed officers as well as a large paramedic presence. They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police. The statement said officers had information that "one person had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle". (more...)
Apple Fined $9 Million Over 'Error 53' Backlash Apple Fined $9 Million Over 'Error 53' Backlash
- June 19, 2018

The problems occurred after Apple released its iOS 9.2.1 mobile operating system, which contained a factory test meant to verify the Touch ID fingerprint authentication scanner on a device was genuine. A number of complaints arose after iPhone and iPad users downloaded an iOS update, which left the device useless and reporting an "error 53". That allegedly involved Apple exchanging faulty iPhones and iPads for refurbished replacements, not completely new devices. (more...)
YouTube Launches Premium Music Service, Challenging Spotify and Apple YouTube Launches Premium Music Service, Challenging Spotify and Apple
- June 19, 2018

Kind of, sort of. The ad-free YouTube Red service will be rebranded as YouTube Premium starting this week. "To extend the features of YouTube Music Premium beyond the music app, we're soon introducing YouTube Premium , the new name for our YouTube Red subscription service", explained YouTube . (more...)
Android users can now message from the web Android users can now message from the web
- June 19, 2018

I might switch back to Messages to give it a go. You'll need to enable Messages for web in your mobile app, and then you'll be ready to message all your friends from your computer's browser. It's only available in English for now, but more languages are on the way. Finally, there's the ability to copy one-time passwords with a single tap. (more...)
Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride
- June 19, 2018

Google didn't offer this feature for any of Uber's competitors. In addition to requesting a ride, you were able to see your driver en route, contact your driver, and follow your trip status - all without having to switch over to the Uber app. (more...)
Microsoft acquires Flipgrid to bring video-based social learning to everyone Microsoft acquires Flipgrid to bring video-based social learning to everyone
- June 19, 2018

Flipgrid pricing prior to Microsoft's acquisition. Microsoft said the startup, founded in 2015, will keep its existing brand and team, even as Microsoft makes a significant change and eliminates paid Flipgrid subscriptions. Microsoft announced this morning the acquisition of Flipgrid , a video-based social learning platform already used by more than 20 million students and educators worldwide, for an undisclosed amount. (more...)