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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Where to buy, when, and for how much Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): Where to buy, when, and for how much
- October 11, 2018

SAMSUNG'S CLEARLY GOT A CHUBBY for smartphone cameras given it's revealed the Galaxy A9 with four cameras stuck on to its backside. The phone can be purchased in three colour options- Bubblegum Pink, Caviar Black, and Lemonade Blue. It is being dubbed Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy A9 Star. Well, it is finally here and we will be discussing this and more in the official announcement. (more...)
Google Home v2.6 brings huge redesign, in-app smart home controls
- October 11, 2018

It comes in four colors: Charcoal, Aqua, Chalk, and Sand. It carries on the Google Home aesthetic and doesn't take up much room at all, but pumps out a very impressive amount of volume from its diminutive size . What I don't believe they'll get is the new Live Albums which merges Google's smart search with Google Photos. Google Assistant has seen some progress with smart displays from third parties, like the JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display , but we haven't seen a Google-made ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features
- October 11, 2018

Samsung is expected to officially announce the Galaxy A9 on October 11. The concept behind this camera overload is similar to what we've seen on Huawei's P20 Pro and LG V40 , both of which have three rear cameras - there's one main sensor and the other sensors do specific tasks. (more...)
Introducing the Nokia 7.1 in Qatar Introducing the Nokia 7.1 in Qatar
- October 11, 2018

Now, HMD Global has released a new teaser ahead of the event, indicating that the Nokia 7 .1 Plus may sport a large display and big battery as well. The model featuring 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage will be made available, but its pricing is yet to be revealed. With all of these in mind, we simply don't see why the Nokia 7.1 can't be that budget Pixel 3 XL but with a different name. (more...)
Samsung launches phones with quad, triple cameras
- October 11, 2018

Do note that you can expand that existing storage up to 512GB via microSD card slot but we are certain that it will take up a single SIM card slot. The story of the Galaxy A9 (2018) starts and arguably ends with the four cameras around back. (more...)
Google won’t bid on $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing deal Google won’t bid on $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing deal
- October 11, 2018

After details of Google's involvement with Project Maven came to light, thousands of Google employees signed a petition asking for Google to bow out of the project, and dozens more resigned in protest . Some Google employees reportedly quit over the company's work on Project Maven, a drone initiative for the U.S. government that could weaponize their AI research . (more...)
Google Home Hub is smart display that lacks a camera Google Home Hub is smart display that lacks a camera
- October 10, 2018

The display is backed by a " crystal clear speaker " and the attractive design with fabric base and rounded corner display is available in Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua and Sand finishes. We consciously chose to not include a camera on Google Home Hub , so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom . (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro images reveal awesome 'waterdrop' style notch screen Huawei Mate 20 Pro images reveal awesome 'waterdrop' style notch screen
- October 10, 2018

Furthermore, the edges around the screen are extremely narrow. The Mate 20 Pro was spotted on AnTuTu, and it has managed to score a total of 313,561 across various tests. While the standard Mate 20 is depicted with a rear fingerprint sensor, the Mate 20 Pro will feature an in-display reader. The company is teasing that it is hosting an event in London on October 16 for the new Mate 20X smartphone with a tease of #HigherIntelligence (so expect AI technology of course) and the ... (more...)
China central bank moves to pump extra US$110bn into economy China central bank moves to pump extra US$110bn into economy
- October 10, 2018

The three core stock indexes on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite, Shenzhen Component and Growth Enterprise Market benchmarks declined 3.72 percent, 4.05 percent and 4.09 percent. The offshore yuan was also weaker at 6.9050 per dollar. Some analysts now expect a cut in the official policy interest rate to bring interbank lending rates down. (more...)
Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch
- October 10, 2018

The Pixel 3 will have a new chip, called Titan, to store keys to the most sensitive information, including those needed to unlock the phone and descramble stored data. Thanks to Google's cutting-edge tech, the camera features include two wide-angle, 12-megapixel camera lenses, Top Shot finds the best still in a motion photo, and Night Sight takes better shots in the dark. (more...)
PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019 PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019
- October 10, 2018

On October 10, PlayStation announced that changes to your PSN Online ID "is coming", starting with a select group of test users. You will not be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change. PlayStation is making it clear not all PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games are guaranteed to support the feature, so users might see issues or errors in certain games. (more...)
Microsoft announces Project xCloud, its own AMD GPU-powered game streaming service Microsoft announces Project xCloud, its own AMD GPU-powered game streaming service
- October 10, 2018

By the way, the Microsoft Azure data centers located in more than 140 countries and therefore for the successful implementation of the service Project xCloud already have a ready base. It aims to deliver "high-quality experiences at the lowest possible bitrates that work across the widest possible networks", and that includes a promise for 4G and 5G rollout, too. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 users face continuous reboot due to this bug Apple Watch Series 4 users face continuous reboot due to this bug
- October 10, 2018

Having just experienced the time change for Fall, many upset Australians were anxious that their watches were defective given constant crashing and reboot issues. The one with a dial of 44mm is 459 euros. Of course, this new version of the watch offers its little lot of new features that will please sports - the grid tariff is known. (more...)
Oh No: Google Is Killing Google+ Oh No: Google Is Killing Google+
- October 10, 2018

Google also admitted that a privacy bug back in March gave more than 400 third-party applications access to users' names , email addresses, occupations, genders and ages without authorization. In addition to "sunsetting consumer Google+", the company is making changes to APIs on its other services, which will limit the amount of access developers get to data on Android and Gmail. (more...)
Google announces its first tablet in three years, the Pixel Slate Google announces its first tablet in three years, the Pixel Slate
- October 10, 2018

While the phones haven't become mass-market hits, Google has seen more success with its home products . There's no Bluetooth but just Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It's coming next month to Pixel 3 as well as the rest of the Pixel lineup. Alongside it, they're now also selling a $79 wireless charging accessory dubbed " Pixel Stand " that essentially also turns your phone into a mini Smart Display. (more...)
Here’s everything Google revealed at its Pixel 3 event Here’s everything Google revealed at its Pixel 3 event
- October 10, 2018

There's also a prominent "chin" at the bottom of the phone. Verizon touted the camera's functionality, saying that thanks to new AI functionality, it can select the best shot from motion photos. The best new camera feature, however, is Night Sight. The Google Home smartphone app has also been redesigned so that it displays the same Home View dashboard, allowing you to control your smart devices even when you aren't at home. (more...)
Fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released to Insiders for Testing Fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update Released to Insiders for Testing
- October 10, 2018

While new installations won't include the drivers by default, users who upgraded to Windows 10 October Update 2018 from an older version will still be able to use the drivers that are still installed. As I had speculated earlier, the problem also occurred on some systems that used the relatively new Auto Save feature in OneDrive to relocate the contents of the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders to corresponding locations in the cloud. (more...)
Sony officially confirms it’s working on a next gen console Sony officially confirms it’s working on a next gen console
- October 10, 2018

As always, details regarding Sony's next-gen console are quite hush hush, so fans are now relying on leaks, rumours , and speculation to come up with the goods. Sony has indicated it is in the midst of creating the follow-up to the PlayStation 4 . That's not such a surprise: More than ever, players are demanding that their digital game libraries carry forward. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB day one patch Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB day one patch
- October 10, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 buyers who purchase a physical copy of the game will have to download a 50GB day-one update before playing. With these bigger file sizes has also come the annoyance of day one updates, which are a requirement for online play. (more...)
Apple's iOS 12.0.1 update will fix charging issues and WiFi problems Apple's iOS 12.0.1 update will fix charging issues and WiFi problems
- October 09, 2018

Last week, we reported on an iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max charging bug that saw some handsets fail to receive power if plugged in while the display was asleep. This update is a smaller one, as you might've guessed since it's an x.x.1 update, but there are still some notable bug fixes. "For example, the iPad keyboard will now show the ".?123" key in its original place; some apps which were having problems showing subtitles should also now be fixed. (more...)