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Chrome now uses 10-13% more memory thanks to Spectre fixes Chrome now uses 10-13% more memory thanks to Spectre fixes
- July 15, 2018

Google plans to enable Site Isolation in Chrome for Android but has yet to reveal the version it plans to turn the security feature on by default. The company has rolled out an update to Google Canary in Windows , Linux , IOS etc. "When Site Isolation is enabled, each renderer process contains documents from, at most, one site", Reis continued. While websites are generally not able to access stored data from other websites in the browser due to Chrome's Same Origin policy , the Site ... (more...)
Aston Martin brings high-powered Cygnet city car to Goodwood Aston Martin brings high-powered Cygnet city car to Goodwood
- July 15, 2018

That's right, this monster Cygnet , which Aston sold in the early 2010s and was based on the Toyota iQ city auto, was built for one very lucky (and brave) customer. Aston Martin Vice President & Special Operations Officer, David King said: "The V8 Cygnet shows the fun side of both Aston Martin and its customers". (more...)
New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers
- July 15, 2018

Apple on Thursday unveiled its 2018 MacBook Pro models , which are already available for purchase online and in Apple stores. As it turns out, the keyboard in the new MacBook Pro models features a thin silicone membrane on top that seems purposefully created to shield the mechanical parts from dust. (more...)
Oppo launches 'Find X' smartphone at Rs 59,990; partners Flipkart Oppo launches 'Find X' smartphone at Rs 59,990; partners Flipkart
- July 15, 2018

OPPO ditched this placement and integrated a motorised slider on top of the phone, which houses both the front and rear cameras and pops-up instantly as the camera app opens or the phone needs to be unlocked via Face Unlock. The Find X comes with 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, offering you the maximum screen real estate. The Oppo Find X price was set at Euro 999 (approx Rs. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII private multiplayer beta dates announced
- July 15, 2018

A leaked image seemed to suggest 60 players is the max, which is 40 players short of the traditional 100 players found in other battle royale games like Epic's Fortnite and PUBG Corporation's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . Unusually, Activision didn't show that much of this year's Call Of Duty at E3 but they are gearing up for not one but two betas for Black Ops 4 . (more...)
Full version of Adobe Photoshop is coming to iPad in 2019 Full version of Adobe Photoshop is coming to iPad in 2019
- July 14, 2018

Adobe chief product officer of Creative Cloud Scott Belsky even confirmed that cross-platform versions of Photoshop are in the works. Theres a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad. (more...)
India now has the 'world's strongest' net neutrality rules India now has the 'world's strongest' net neutrality rules
- July 14, 2018

This means that telecom operators in India can not give preferential treatment to any user, content, site, platform, or application. The Telecom Commission on Wednesday approved net neutrality rules which bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. (more...)
Microsoft Launches Free Version of Teams, Undercuts Slack Microsoft Launches Free Version of Teams, Undercuts Slack
- July 13, 2018

Microsoft Teams' free version comes with unlimited chat messages and search, unlimited app integrations, 10GB of team storage, 2GB of storage per user, native audio and video calling for 1:1 conversations, groups, and the full team. Granted, there's always the chance Slack could improve its free offering to counter Microsoft, but we've heard of no such plans yet. By comparison, the free version of Slack is limited to 10 app integrations, 5GB of file storage and doesn't permit guest access. (more...)
Windows 10 S Mode Switch Vanishes In Latest Insider Preview Build Windows 10 S Mode Switch Vanishes In Latest Insider Preview Build
- July 13, 2018

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 also lays emphasis on Remote Desktop with Biometrics, that creates various online and offline sign-in modes. Then, once Microsoft promotes the build to the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) for broad availability like they have done today, you should begin rolling it out to users across your environment. (more...)
Pretending to be rich? All it takes is an iPhone Pretending to be rich? All it takes is an iPhone
- July 13, 2018

There are details and caveats to the research, but the economists found that owning an iPhone gave them a 69% chance to correctly infer that the owner was "high-income", which they defined as being in the top quartile of income for households of that type - like single adult or couple with dependents, for example. (more...)
Fortnite Season 5 starting on July 12 Fortnite Season 5 starting on July 12
- July 12, 2018

Shared earlier today through the game's official Twitter account, a mask hovered above the Season 5 text with a starry background. Now players should have just a handful of days remaining before all of the answers will become clear as Season 4, which has been extended by two days, will officially end on Wednesday, July 11th. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks bold in blue and yellow promo leak Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks bold in blue and yellow promo leak
- July 12, 2018

Look closer, however, and you could see that the clicker at the top was blue. The new S Pen is supposed to pack Bluetooth connectivity and a battery of its own. According to Korean media, the launch will follow very closely and nearly a month earlier than it did with the Galaxy Note 8 past year. It was revealed during the pre-briefing that the Note 9's base variant will be carrying a price tag of PLN 4,299 (~$1,163). (more...)
Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
- July 12, 2018

The company has also unveiled new leather sleeves for the new MacBook Pro models, in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black (for the first time) colour variants. Apple will also be updating the Apple Watch, and bringing in larger displays for their smart-watches. Doing so would mark the first major redesign of the Apple Watch since it was first launched in 2014. (more...)
Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football
- July 12, 2018

With almost half (63 per cent) of consumers choosing to watch the World Cup final, brands looking to jump on the conversation taking place online will thrive by anticipating the second-screen commentary and analysis. Wimbledon's courts emptied as England faced Sweden and fans watched from smart phones or tablets. Mr Lewis, who described it as "one of the special days at the Championships", said: "We had superb tennis going on and we were benefiting from modern technology where people were ... (more...)
More images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leak out More images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leak out
- July 11, 2018

South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on its 10th generation Galaxy S smartphones - S10 and S10 Plus. It's unclear, though, if this S Pen is going to have the new features that Samsung is expected to introduce with the Galaxy Note 9's S Pen. (more...)
Xiaomi raises $3.05 billion Dollars following its IPO Xiaomi raises $3.05 billion Dollars following its IPO
- July 11, 2018

It raised $4.72 billion from its IPO, making this the world's biggest new technology in four years. "And they have to speed up the pace if they aim for a good valuation", said Hong Hao, the chief strategist at brokerage BOCOM International. (more...)
Digital Extremes to port Warframe to Nintendo Switch Digital Extremes to port Warframe to Nintendo Switch
- July 11, 2018

That range would represent a big increase from the Switch's current baseline of about 10 games released per week, on average, over the a year ago (a number that includes indie titles as well as games from major publishers). " WWE 2K19 will not be available on Nintendo Switch ". Unfortunately, as it stands now, there is no set release date for Warframe on the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1 Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1
- July 10, 2018

The device also needs to be in either DFU Mode or Recovery Mode . If however someone does get to a phone within that hour period, they can shove in a USB accessory and prevent the smartphone from going into restricted mode until they have a chance to attach a cracking box later on. (more...)
Microsoft Announces Smaller, Cheaper Surface Go Microsoft Announces Smaller, Cheaper Surface Go
- July 10, 2018

Pre-orders for the Surface Go starts July 10, with shipments set to begin from August 2 in the US. The Type Cover, of course, is the detachable keyboard for the Surface. The Surface Go's CPU is a 1.60 GHz, two-core, four-thread, 2MB cache Pentium Gold 4415y . The newly-leaked document doesn't reveal anything else about the device, but given the number of leaks it has already suffered, there's not much we don't know. (more...)
IHOP to offer 60 cent pancakes for one day only IHOP to offer 60 cent pancakes for one day only
- July 10, 2018

A full stack is $5.79. IHOb has officially returned to calling itself IHOP - and admitted the change was all part of a publicity stunt. "That's right, IHOP! We'd never turn our back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers)", the chain said. (more...)