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Google Duplex could eventually make its way into call centers Google Duplex could eventually make its way into call centers
- July 09, 2018

Google already has a customer, a large insurance company, looking at how it can use Duplex to improve call handling by giving the common but simple queries to Duplex, leaving the humans free to file their nails, giggle and hang up on you. (more...)
Fallout 76 doesn't mark Bethesda departure from single-player games Fallout 76 doesn't mark Bethesda departure from single-player games
- July 08, 2018

Bethesda's studio head Todd Howard has now made it abundantly clear that isn't the case, during an interview with GamesIndustry.biz at Gamelab in Barcelona. Are you fussed about having mods in Skyrim? Bethesda thus is still not paying any attention to mod support for Skyrim which is a sad piece of news for avid gamers. (more...)
Suzuki Jimny launched in Japan Suzuki Jimny launched in Japan
- July 08, 2018

Local pricing is yet to be confirmed at this stage, but the all-new Jimny will touchdown on Australian shores in the final quarter of 2018, with sales to commence in early 2019. This is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic transmission. Like its predecessor, the new Jimny is built on a ladder-frame chassis, but it now has additional crossmembers to increase rigidity. (more...)
Microsoft Brings FastStart, Game Grouping, More With Xbox's July Update Microsoft Brings FastStart, Game Grouping, More With Xbox's July Update
- July 07, 2018

All players have to do is simply click download on selected titles, with the system doing the rest, so it seems like FastStart will be fairly easy to use. You can now group your games and apps and the search has been improved and you can press Y anywhere on the dashboard to bring up the search dialog. (more...)
European Parliament throws out dumb copyright law European Parliament throws out dumb copyright law
- July 07, 2018

The first, a "link tax", would force platforms like Google and Wikipedia to pay content creators before linking to their work. The so called "link-tax" (Article 11) would also prevent online content-sharing platforms and news aggregators sharing links without paying for them. (more...)
We Happy Few is no longer banned in Australia We Happy Few is no longer banned in Australia
- July 07, 2018

Initially, the classification board argued that due to the reasons listed above, the game's systems incentivise drug use and therefore decided not to issue a rating. If you're interested in We Happy Few then you should check out our preview of it! "We want to thank everybody who got involved in the discussion, contacted the board and sent us countless messages of support". (more...)
#PlaneBae: Switched seats lead to budding airplane romance and viral story #PlaneBae: Switched seats lead to budding airplane romance and viral story
- July 06, 2018

For the rest of the flight, Rosey Blair live tweeted the budding romance, sending Twitter into a frenzy. On their flight home to Dallas , Texas, all Rosey Blair and her boyfriend, Houston Hardaway, wanted to do was sit together. It has everything: quirky, fun characters, two lovely personal trainers as the lead, a slow, flight-long unfolding tale of "will they or won't they?" "What if the love of her life pops in or something like that?" After the flight, Blair photographed the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature triple-camera setup Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature triple-camera setup
- July 06, 2018

Samsung is also among the major brands that should release a foldable device in 2019, with rumors about the Galaxy X smartphone making the rounds since April 2018. There's also the Galaxy Tab S4 which could also be announced on the same date. Samsung is widely rumoured to unveil a foldable smartphone called Galaxy X next year, which is supposed to be the company first foldable phone. (more...)
Intel Halts 5G Modem Development After Losing Orders for 2020 iPhones Intel Halts 5G Modem Development After Losing Orders for 2020 iPhones
- July 06, 2018

The 2020 iPhone won't be using Intel's 5G modem , new reports suggest, with Apple dealing a supplier blow to the chip-maker in the midst of its market-share grab from rival Qualcomm . This includes adding in a new Wi-Fi standard, WiGig (802.11ad) which brought about "new and unanticipated challenges". Naturally, we don't expect any confirmation from either company on this rumor. (more...)
Apple to drop an orange iPhone later this year Apple to drop an orange iPhone later this year
- July 06, 2018

Apple fan blog 9to5Mac is reporting that highly reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects several new colored options for the upcoming LCD iPhone and the OLED iPhones. As a reminder, prices for the two OLED models would sit between $800 and $900 for the 5.8-inch display $900 and $1000 for the larger screen. However, given the popularity of smartphones with red color among consumers, the company might offer the LCD iPhone with a slightly different shade of red right at launch. (more...)
Massive 8GB of RAM in New Honor 10 GT Phone Massive 8GB of RAM in New Honor 10 GT Phone
- July 05, 2018

Besides boosting the Graphics Processing Unit ( GPU ) by 60%, the update should also increase battery efficiency by up to 30%, which is again, a most impressive number. The devices will feature GPU Turbo technology out of the box. The Honor 10 GT has identical specifications as that of Honor 10 , except for the 8GB RAM instead of 6GB. (more...)
Lakers rise on National Basketball Association championship odds, Raptors remain steady Lakers rise on National Basketball Association championship odds, Raptors remain steady
- July 05, 2018

I can't imagine that Durant's reply was anything other than. He gets the chance to work with Magic Johnson and chase titles playing for one of the most storied National Basketball Association franchises of all time. "The Warriors can sign Boogie, Prince, Michael Jordan, anybody they want", he said. The most interesting storyline for the Lakers may be how die-hard fans of James co-exist with die-hard Lakers fans. (more...)
Samsung phones are sending photos to random contacts without permission Samsung phones are sending photos to random contacts without permission
- July 05, 2018

The issue has been reported on the Galaxy S9 , S9 Plus , and the Note 8 . The problem is stemming from the Samsung Messages app , which is the default SMS app on the devices which are affected. At present, the bug is not linked to any one device. 'However, there was record of it on TMobile logs. They have recently issued its RCS update with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. (more...)
Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams
- July 05, 2018

Ironically, the second restriction is just for the "unlimited" plan. This will be a free "upgrade" for a short period of time - Xfinity Mobile is going to start charging an unknown fee for the 720p streaming resolution upgrade later this year. (more...)
Fallout 76 Cross-Play Also Being Blocked by Sony Fallout 76 Cross-Play Also Being Blocked by Sony
- July 04, 2018

Various Fallout games , from the very first one to Fallout 4 , have always been singleplayer affairs with players only having their companions as another person around as they wander the wasteland in each game. On Wednesday, PlayStation America CEO Shawn Layden said that Sony is "looking at a lot of the possibilities", but didn't make any promises. It is important to keep in mind that Bethesda has ported games to the console in the past ( Skyrim , DOOM, Wolfenstein II ), so releasing ... (more...)
Light is working on a smartphone with a 9 camera lens system Light is working on a smartphone with a 9 camera lens system
- July 04, 2018

So far, we have only see Huawei introduce a triple camera system on its P20 Pro smartphone. Light has already shown prototype devices, with both five and nine-lenses, that are capable of shooting pictures up to 64-megapixels. Then, that information is stitched together by an algorithm to create a high-resolution image that could theoretically rival a photo captured on a DSLR camera. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC & 6GB/8GB RAM Launched in India Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC & 6GB/8GB RAM Launched in India
- July 04, 2018

Asus Zenfone 5Z is going to be launched in India on July 4, and the phone's leaked pricing on Flipkart has made it clear that Asus is going after the OnePlus 6 and all smartphones in the sub-Rs 40,000 price range. One of the highlights of the Zenfone 5Z is the ZenUI 5 .0, which is built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Asus Zenfone 5Z is armed with a 3300mAh battery, and it has a USB Type-C port. (more...)
Shenmue I & II HD remaster release date set for August Shenmue I & II HD remaster release date set for August
- July 04, 2018

In addition to the new trailer and release date, SEGA also announced that pre-orders for the remastered collection are now live across all platforms. These remasters mark the first time either Shenmue 1 or Shenmue 2 will arrive on any modern console. A double pack containing both Shenmue and Shenmue II will be released on August 20 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. (more...)
Facebook To Shut Down Three Apps, Including Recently Launched Tbh Facebook To Shut Down Three Apps, Including Recently Launched Tbh
- July 03, 2018

Facebook launched Hello in 2015 as a way for people using Android in Brazil, Nigeria and the United States to combine contact information on their phone with information from Facebook . Facebook said it knows that some people are still using these apps and will be disappointed to learn they are going away but they need to prioritize their work so they don't spread themselves too thin. (more...)
How to stop your private Gmail messages being read by third parties How to stop your private Gmail messages being read by third parties
- July 03, 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal , Google does little to police developers that gain access to inboxes by offering email-based services such as price comparisons or other tools. There's no doubt that some of the actions described, such as having employees read users' emails to train machine learning algorithms, are cause for alarm. (more...)