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Facebook and Google chase a new $1 trillion payments market Facebook and Google chase a new $1 trillion payments market
- August 30, 2018

This rush of new users online has greatly transformed the Indian economy and culture, from the rise of local startups to the growing use of e-commerce, digital payments , ride sharing and online video by people from Jammu to Thiruvananthapuram. (more...)
LG G7 One: LG announce first Android One smartphone LG G7 One: LG announce first Android One smartphone
- August 30, 2018

Underneath the all-glass body is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC , 4GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage capacity. The smartphones which run on Android One mostly come with less-than-flagship specifications and while this can be said for some aspects of the LG G7 One , it generally features high-tier components. (more...)
Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler
- August 30, 2018

Google has announced a brand new way to interact with Wear OS . Browsing, dismissing, and taking actions on notifications is now much easier, and users can select built-in smart replies without leaving their notification stream. These new functions helped it predict your questions and operate more like the friendly AI helper you're used to in other Google products. It ties in with the recent Google Fit announcement. (more...)
EA cancels remaining Madden qualifiers in wake of shooting EA cancels remaining Madden qualifiers in wake of shooting
- August 29, 2018

Instead the 24-year-old was eliminated, according to witnesses, who say he later returned with a handgun and opened fire . He said there was no indication that Katz had planned the shooting prior to Sunday. "The suspect clearly targeted other gamers who were in the back room of Chicago Pizza participating in this game tournament", said the sheriff. Neighbors of Katz home, where he stayed with his parents, said they rarely saw or talked to him. (more...)
Google will now help you get a bank loan in India
- August 28, 2018

Navlekha has already started onboarding publishers from Delhi, and Google aims to add more from other regions in September. Google is hoping to gain an edge over not just these digital lending startups but also big internet companies such as Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp. (more...)
YouTube's new 'Time watched' statistics add to the Digital Wellbeing portfolio YouTube's new 'Time watched' statistics add to the Digital Wellbeing portfolio
- August 28, 2018

In a blog post Monday, the tech giant announced the availability of account profiles "so you can make informed decisions about how you want YouTube to best fit into your life". You can also disable autoplay of the next video and switch off vibrations during a specified time period on the same pane. Even Google knows its products are addictive. (more...)
Pixel 3 launch event tipped for October 9 in NY Pixel 3 launch event tipped for October 9 in NY
- August 28, 2018

The date was not set in stone and wasn't coming from Google, at least not officially. Ah, the Google Pixel 3 XL . Instead of October 4 being the day for the third year in a row, Google will instead reportedly go with October 9. Similar to the iPhone X , users can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see your open apps, but you will also see the Google search bar and most used apps in the same view. (more...)
Microsoft launches monthly Xbox subscription fee to buy new game consoles Microsoft launches monthly Xbox subscription fee to buy new game consoles
- August 28, 2018

You can pick any Xbox One X or Xbox One S console bundle and purchase it through Xbox All Access , so the monthly price you pay might go up if you buy a special edition bundle or one that's otherwise more expensive than standard pricing. Once two years are up, the console is yours to keep. Right now, an Xbox One S costs $299, and two years of Xbox Live Gold is $120. If you have no intention of playing online or even perusing Game Pass, you'd still be better off going with just the console, ... (more...)
"Apple Looking to Launch iPhone X Plus Successor With 6.5" Screen
- August 27, 2018

Apple's first $1,000 phone, the iPhone X, was not as successful as some had hoped with many customers shying away from the costly upgrade. All three devices are slated to have new gesture controls introduced in the iPhone X, as well as the face-unlocking system Face ID. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Cameras Detailed in New Reports Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Cameras Detailed in New Reports
- August 27, 2018

The smartphone is rumoured to make its debut on October 4, which is the successor to last year's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone. The past 48 hours have essentially been non-stop when it comes to Pixel 3 leaks and now the latest one details multiple features that are related to the Pixel's best-known feature, it's camera. (more...)
12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’ 12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’
- August 25, 2018

After extinguishing the flames, she rushed her daughter to the hospital where the second and third-degree burns covering 49 percent of her body are now being treated. "It's not good and its devastating". There was initially no indication of how she may have become set on fire until Lander's friends admitted to testing out the #FireChallenge that they had seen on YouTube earlier. (more...)
Mobile Hacked Again: Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked Mobile Hacked Again: Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked
- August 24, 2018

T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information. "None of your financial data (including credit card information) or social security card numbers were involved, and no passwords were compromised", the company wrote. (more...)
This is Samsung's first Android Go phone, the Galaxy J2 Core This is Samsung's first Android Go phone, the Galaxy J2 Core
- August 24, 2018

Samsung hasn't revealed pricing yet though, given the slightly larger screen than the Nokia 1, it could be expected to be priced higher than $70. It also features the Smart Beauty mode to adjust skin tones to share photos on the social media sites, a Pro-lighting mode that promises professional photo studio-like editing options and the exclusive AR stickers, which add a fun element to the pictures. (more...)
HTC VIVE Cuts The Cable With Debut Of Vive Wireless Adapter content= HTC VIVE Cuts The Cable With Debut Of Vive Wireless Adapter content=
- August 23, 2018

When the wireless adapter actually becomes available for pre-order, we will update you with more info. Here's the big kicker, though: the VIVE Wireless Adapter costs a not-insignificant $299, and that VIVE Pro compatibility pack costs an extra $60. (more...)
Nvidia’s New Range of Graphics Cards Are Insanely Expensive Nvidia’s New Range of Graphics Cards Are Insanely Expensive
- August 23, 2018

With 4,352 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR6 video memory with a speed of 14Gbps and bandwidth of 616 GB/s, the new graphics card has some serious pixel-pushing power. Note that the RTX 2070 only requires a single 8-pin connector, and has a noticeably lower TDP than the other two cards. DICE has done some magic with the Nvidia RTX / Microsoft DXR combo, and has real-time ray tracing making the entire gameworld just that little bit more alive. (more...)
Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from work on 5G networks Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from work on 5G networks
- August 23, 2018

Australia has banned Huawei and ZTE from supplying 5G telecoms equipment to local carriers. The statement however, did not mention China or Huawei by name. The decision was made due to national security concerns related to the manufacturers' potential involvement with the Chinese government. Chinese law requires organisations and citizens to support, assist and cooperate with intelligence work, which analysts say can make Huawei's equipment a conduit for espionage. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 Q&A: Ask us anything about Samsung's excellent phablet Galaxy Note 9 Q&A: Ask us anything about Samsung's excellent phablet
- August 23, 2018

The 128GB variant of the phone has been priced at Rs 67,900 while the 512GB variant has been tagged at Rs 84,900. This also means you can turn your Note 9 into a streaming player by connecting it to the TV and streaming Netflix or Prime Video. (more...)
Microsoft shuts down Russia-linked sites targeting U.S Microsoft shuts down Russia-linked sites targeting U.S
- August 22, 2018

They mimicked U.S. Senate websites, while using standard Microsoft log-in graphics that made them appear legitimate, said Mark Nunnikhoven, Trend Micro's vice president of cloud research. International Republican Institute President Daniel Twining said Microsoft's findings are evidence of Russian meddling. "It is clearly created to sow confusion, conflict and fear among those who criticize Mr. (more...)
Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone
- August 21, 2018

Updates for apps will still be accepted. On the consumer side of things, this likely isn't an issue, unless you're one of the very few who are still using Windows 8 .x or Windows Phone . Soon, the company will be taking a more drastic step which could accelerate the demise of Windows 8 . Once again, Windows 8 .x apps will continue to be updated on Windows 10. (more...)
Huawei Spotted Using a DSLR Camera to Fake Nova 3 Selfies Huawei Spotted Using a DSLR Camera to Fake Nova 3 Selfies
- August 21, 2018

In this photo. the shot in question which revealed that Huawei was using a DSLR , not a Nova 3 . Elshamy inadvertently revealed as much on her Instagram account where she posted a series of behind-the-scenes images from the ad campaign. (more...)