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Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin defend Google's investments in China Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin defend Google's investments in China
- August 21, 2018

It has been signed by 1,400 employees and is circulating on the company's internal communications system, the newspaper said. The Intercept reported earlier this month that recently began work on Dragonfly after met with a top Chinese government official in late 2017, prompting complaints from employees and lawmakers alike. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch: Livestream details, specifications and expected price Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch: Livestream details, specifications and expected price
- August 21, 2018

You can bookmark the below Facebook link. Paytm Mall is offering the Mobile Protection Plan at Rs 1199, compared to their original price of Rs. To recall, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One smartphone. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, powered with the 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa Core Processor for smooth functionality and a power-packed system. (more...)
Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic
- August 21, 2018

But Nvidia's founder and boss Jensen Huang has touted the Turing architecture as the largest development in Nvidia's history noting it's the "greatest leap since we created CUDA" and as such has the power and architecture to handle real-time ray-tracing in graphics cards the average Joe or Jill can buy. (more...)
Twitch Prime is dropping ad-free viewing in September Twitch Prime is dropping ad-free viewing in September
- August 21, 2018

But there's one perk that's about to get the ax: ad-free viewing. Any renewals paid for after that date, either on a monthly or annual basis, will flip the switch and turn video ads back on, to be played at random intervals during Twitch video streams. (more...)
Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards Nvidia announces new raytracing-focused RTX 2080, 2080 Ti graphics cards
- August 21, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX cards are officially out of the ray-traced bag , and every card maker seems eager to join in. Nvidia's presentation included live in-game demonstrations of ray tracing in action from Shadow of the Tomb Raider , Metro: Exodus , Assetto Corsa , and Battlefield V. (more...)
Gmail Confidential Mode Added By Google For Android Users Gmail Confidential Mode Added By Google For Android Users
- August 21, 2018

Consequently, Gmail becomes the first email app on the Android smartphone to incorporate the feature. Gmail Confidential Mode is useful especially in today's time when every day we hear a new incident related to cybercrime. Then the three dots for Settings will reveal a new option called “Confidential Mode” that lets you to set an expiry date of the email and a passcode. (more...)
Total Fire Ban...And It's Still Winter! Total Fire Ban...And It's Still Winter!
- August 19, 2018

An emergency warning - the highest possible alert - has been issued by the RFS but some residents have been told it is too risky to leave. Crews are also battling a fire on the Bells Line of Road near the Blue Mountains, with a "watch and Act" alert issued for the Bilpin area. (more...)
Apple to roll out entry-level MacBook in September Apple to roll out entry-level MacBook in September
- August 19, 2018

Apple will reportedly release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in September priced at around $1200, according to a DigiTimes report. The tech giant Apple is traditionally known for updating their MacBook lineup sometime around March or April every year. (more...)
Aug 17 2018 Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet Aug 17 2018 Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet
- August 19, 2018

Of course "production" is being used loosely, here; yes, you can order the turnkey race vehicle straight from Ford directly, but the automaker is turning out just 68 examples, to celebrate the year the Cobra Jet name first debuted, in 1968. (more...)
The OnePlus 6T will be officially supported by T-Mobile this fall The OnePlus 6T will be officially supported by T-Mobile this fall
- August 18, 2018

CNET reported this morning that the OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile in October, its first USA carrier partner. Forget buying devices on two-year contracts from shiny stores - until recently, you needed an invite to get a OnePlus. While some reports suggested OnePlus could launch the 6T in November, a new report has revealed that OnePlus 6-successor could break the covers earlier than that. (more...)
Google adds Confidential mode to Gmail app
- August 17, 2018

Gmail users on Android have just been given access to a brand new feature that will allow them to send messages and attachments in the most secure manner. Users using Gmail with a work or school account will need to contact their administrator in order to use confidential mode . It's worth pointing out that if you send an email in confidential mode , any attachments that go along with it will be restricted as well. (more...)
Google Pixel and Pixel XL aren’t quick charging thanks to Android Pie Google Pixel and Pixel XL aren’t quick charging thanks to Android Pie
- August 17, 2018

But rooting your particular Android phone may not be possible, depending on what manufacturer made the phone and which mobile network carrier is providing it. If you don't get Android 9 will you be upset? Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you're concerned about complying with the law. (more...)
Motorola P30 now official with dual rear cameras and 6.2-inch display Motorola P30 now official with dual rear cameras and 6.2-inch display
- August 17, 2018

The division was then sold to Chinese computer firm Lenovo in 2014, where it has continued to produce smartphones running the Android operating system. Those dual cameras are 16- and 5-megapixel f1.8 rear sensors with background defocus (portrait) mode. The selfie camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.25 micron pixel size f/2.0 aperture. (more...)
Fortnite Update Adds Heavy Sniper Rifle, New Hero, Two Limited-Time Modes Fortnite Update Adds Heavy Sniper Rifle, New Hero, Two Limited-Time Modes
- August 16, 2018

The new Heavy Sniper Rifle has been added to this mode - and the Scoped Assault Rifles have been removed - while, as you might expect, the only weapons you'll be able to loot are the available Sniper Rifles. A simple tap of the jump button when in mid-air above 10m will redeploy the glider. The rifle deals a mighty 157 points of damage to players , but its primary focus seems to be as an anti-building weapon, as it dishes out a whopping 1100 points to structures. (more...)
NVIDIA Shows Off Quadro RTX Cards at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA Shows Off Quadro RTX Cards at SIGGRAPH 2018
- August 16, 2018

The Tensor Core aids the ray tracing engine by allowing it to render smaller scenes and then using deep learning to infer the missing pixels and fill in the scene, producing the final image in a faster time with less computation. Nvidia dropped a bomb at SIGGRAPH last night, introducing its new Turing GPU architecture , a development the company touted as its "greatest leap" since it announced the CUDA platform back in 2006. (more...)
Samsung Mocked iPhone in Its New Samsung Mocked iPhone in Its New "Ingenius" Ads
- August 15, 2018

The minor improvements reflect a smartphone industry that has largely pushed the limits on hardware. Moving on to the FIRST Platinum plan, you have 60GB of data to use, split evenly between weekday and weekend use. They pointed out the South Korean tech giant's poor sales with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ series in the first half of the year. Certainly, Samsung growing its ecosystem and adding the Spotify partnership helps it to fight back against Apple's superbly integrated ecosystem, as ... (more...)
APK now available: Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially APK now available: Wait for Fortnite ends on Android unofficially
- August 14, 2018

Interested people can head over to Fortnite's website and register for the beta version of Fortnite on Android. After downloading the game, the game posts a notification to users reminding them to; " make their device as secure as possible"; by disabling the permission settings which had to be changed to allow the game to be downloaded in the first place. (more...)
Bound Honda Civic facelift revealed Bound Honda Civic facelift revealed
- August 14, 2018

There are tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the grille. Wearing some very slight styling changes, the Civic's controversial-but-popular design continues for 2019 and beyond. Honda has not yet released pricing information on the 2019 Civic, but the addition of Honda Sensing to every trim could see the price creep up slightly. (more...)
Google tracks your every single movement, researchers confirms Google tracks your every single movement, researchers confirms
- August 14, 2018

Google is watching you. "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored ", but it goes on to note that this is not true. If you actually want the apps on your devices to stop tracking you, then you need to turn Location History and another setting called " Web and App Activity " off. (more...)
DOOM Eternal Gameplay at QuakeCon 2018 DOOM Eternal Gameplay at QuakeCon 2018
- August 13, 2018

For a closer look at the game , check out the trailer from QuakeCon . We also got our first look at one of the massive bosses in the game. The Slayer's classic shotgun has a new "meat hook" feature, a mod that has an extendable blade, which makes getting up close and personal with demons all the more satisfying. (more...)