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Samsung Announces New 64MP ISOCELL Camera Sensor for Smartphones Samsung Announces New 64MP ISOCELL Camera Sensor for Smartphones
- May 09, 2019

Phone manufacturers have contentiously upped the ante in the past years and Samsung is looking to bring the latest breakthrough in mobile photography with its 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. If the claims by Samsung are correct, then any phone using the ISOCELL GW1, would be the new dynamic range leader in camera and imaging. The GW1 also comes with a Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) that uses light more effectively in a bright environment. (more...)
64MP and new 48MP image sensors announced by Samsung
- May 09, 2019

However, if Samsung introduces its new sensor to future smartphones, your mobile device could take pictures of as high quality as a professional camera. Samsung has also been able to add support real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB), which is actually close to the human eye which is around 120dB. (more...)
Apple to be investigated by European Commission for anti-competitive behavior Apple to be investigated by European Commission for anti-competitive behavior
- May 09, 2019

A report in the Financial Times suggests that the European Commission, responsible for scrutinizing business competition in the region, will launch an antitrust investigation into Apple's behavior, having already conducted meetings with consumers and businesses. (more...)
American senator pleads for children’s protection in anti-lootbox bill American senator pleads for children’s protection in anti-lootbox bill
- May 09, 2019

Senate, citing Candy Crush as an example of pay-to-win microtransactions, its so-called $150 "Luscious Bundle" in particular seen as exceptionally bad. Loot boxes and microtransactions have become a hot button issue over the past five years or so, as a practice once curtailed only for the mobile market has made its way into more and more into more "hardcore" video games. (more...)
Killer Deal: Free $100 Gift Card with Google Pixel 3a Killer Deal: Free $100 Gift Card with Google Pixel 3a
- May 09, 2019

At Google I/O , the company finally announced the highly-anticipated Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL . While the "devil is in the details" regarding how much of what Google mobile software learns about users will be "grist" for its money-making online ads, weaving improved privacy into its offerings could improve the company's position with regulators, according to Gillett. (more...)
Google slashes prices on its Home Max, Nest Hub and Google Home Google slashes prices on its Home Max, Nest Hub and Google Home
- May 09, 2019

The news represents the next logical step after Nest was brought into the fold of Google Home devices, alongside Google Home and Chromecast, after previously acting as an independent subsidiary of Alphabet. Google Lens has some new tricks as well, like being able to show you popular dishes when you take a photo of a menu, or reading out the text on signs - even if the sign is in a foreign language. (more...)
Ghost Recon Reveal Confirmed by Ubisoft this Week Ghost Recon Reveal Confirmed by Ubisoft this Week
- May 09, 2019

Skell Technology is a (fictional) cutting edge tech company which has been referenced in several Ubisoft Tom Clancy games. "That includes Operation Oracle , as well as the campaign, the Ghost War 4v4 PVP mode, and previous Special Operation missions featuring guest appearances by Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher, characters from Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and the Predator". (more...)
Major Android Auto Redesign Coming This Summer Major Android Auto Redesign Coming This Summer
- May 08, 2019

Font redesigns and splashes of color also make the screen easier to read during all times of the day. "With the new navigation bar , you'll be able to see your turn-by-turn directions and control your apps and phone on the same screen", Google says. (more...)
Apex Legends will be coming to mobile, says EA Apex Legends will be coming to mobile, says EA
- May 08, 2019

The mobile game would enable players to engage in battle using a smartphone or tablet. EA's battle royale game had attracted 50 million players just a month after its launch in February and the company said that millions more had signed up since then, suggesting that it could withstand competition from Fortnite . (more...)
Do you still want your $2,000 Galaxy Fold — Samsung to customers Do you still want your $2,000 Galaxy Fold — Samsung to customers
- May 08, 2019

According to Reuters , "Samsung was required to notify customers" because of " us regulations ". It is not clear now when the Fold will be shipped out to customers and made available for purchase in stores. Samsung's preliminary investigation suggested that some of the issues reported could be "associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge". (more...)
Google confirms it's experimenting with a foldable Pixel phone Google confirms it's experimenting with a foldable Pixel phone
- May 08, 2019

Now, according to a recent report, Google is already working on a foldable Pixel phone, but you won't see it anytime soon. "If we do not hear from you and we have not shipped by May 31st, your order will be canceled automatically", the South Korean tech giant's USA subsidiary told Galaxy Fold pre-order customers in an email late on Monday, which was confirmed by a Samsung spokeswoman. (more...)
EA Access is Finally Coming to PS4, Here's When EA Access is Finally Coming to PS4, Here's When
- May 08, 2019

Much like the Xbox One version, subscribers to the PS Plus rival will receive free games, exclusive discounts and early access game trials. Any progress made during the pre-release trials will be carried over should you purchase the games in full. (more...)
Google Pixel 3a hands-on: The one you should get!
- May 08, 2019

Aesthetically it may look a lot like the Pixel 3 but this is actually a polycarbonate unibody, but it's polished so well that it took me a couple of minutes to notice I wasn't holding glass and aluminum. Google also demonstrated a pretty smart gesture feature, taking advantage of the camera to let you raise your hand to instantly pause whatever's playing instead of screaming over it. (more...)
Google launches $399 Pixel phone, more US carriers will sell it Google launches $399 Pixel phone, more US carriers will sell it
- May 08, 2019

Sure enough, we got the goods on both these products, and more. Google I/O 2019: How to watch livestream In case you're keen to watch all the latest announcements from Google , then here's how you can watch the livestream. Google is clearly aware what a hot topic privacy is these days, and was quick to clarify that the Nest camera would only record when actively enabled, while the Hub would come with a physical switch on the back of the device to disconnect the camera and microphone. (more...)
Android Q Beta 3 adds location sharing reminders for background apps Android Q Beta 3 adds location sharing reminders for background apps
- May 08, 2019

Cuthbertson reiterated an earlier Google announcement that Android Q would be created to support future foldable devices, like those announced by Samsung and Huawei . This includes seamless switching between folded and unfolded views, and ensuring good multitasking performance. So, if the user wishes to go back, they will need to swipe from either the left or right edge of the display. (more...)
XDA Exclusive: Android Q may have systemwide dark mode toggle XDA Exclusive: Android Q may have systemwide dark mode toggle
- May 08, 2019

It would seem the system-wide dark mode works exactly as one might expect with the user able to toggle on the mode at any point and have it largely apply equally across the user experience. Now, an exclusive report by XDA-Developers has revealed a couple of features about the upcoming system. Android Q , which is now in the very early stages, has a built-in dark theme - and several other interesting new features - according to XDA Developers . (more...)
OnePlus 7 Pro to have HDR10+ screen and UFS 3.0 storage OnePlus 7 Pro to have HDR10+ screen and UFS 3.0 storage
- May 08, 2019

As date of launch of flagship OnePlus 7 Pro approaches near, more and more information is trickling in to create buzz in the market. Other confirmed specs so far include a triple rear camera setup and a pop-up selfie camera. Keeping in tune with the OnePlus 6T that was launched past year, the OnePlus 7 Pro will also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. First things first, OnePlus has confirmed that the QHD+ screen on the OnePlus 7 Pro which comes with a 90Hz refresh rate ... (more...)
Google's Android Auto gets new look
- May 08, 2019

Google says that it will help you save battery, and that Dark Theme activates automatically on Android Q when you turn on power saver. Last year, Google introduced Digital Wellbeing to help us use our phones less. The first and most noticeable change is the darker colour palette, which makes it easier to look at during nighttime and keeps it from being too distracting while driving. (more...)
Build 2019: Microsoft teases new Minecraft augmented reality game Build 2019: Microsoft teases new Minecraft augmented reality game
- May 08, 2019

Minecraft is everywhere - PCs, phones, tablets, game consoles, Raspberry Pi microcomputers , Apple TVs, and more. And this is an older Samsung-branded smartphone, which may or may not matter to what devices this version of the popular game is available on. (more...)
Nokia 4.2 launched in India for Rs 10,990: Specifications, offers Nokia 4.2 launched in India for Rs 10,990: Specifications, offers
- May 07, 2019

The Nokia 4.2 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, with 2GB/3GB RAM, and 16GB/32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 400GB). Launch offers include an instant discount of Rs. The smartphone features two rear cameras including 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Coming to the specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 4.2 runs on Android 9 Pie. (more...)

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