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Johannesburg power company hit by ransomware attack Johannesburg power company hit by ransomware attack
- July 27, 2019

The city government did not provide details on the type of ransomware that hit the power company, but said that customer information was not accessed in the attack. Many Joburgers freezing in the cold on Thursday were frustrated at not being able to buy electricity on the City Power website after it was hit by a virus. (more...)
Huawei Nova 5i Pro launches in China on July 26th Huawei Nova 5i Pro launches in China on July 26th
- July 27, 2019

In China, the phone will arrive in August, under the name of Nova 5i Pro so we can assume the phone will make an appearance in other parts of the world sometime in September . It is a piece of great news for the gadget nerds out there. Huawei's Nova series has also gained huge popularity because of its awesome specs. As far as the price is concerned, the Mate X won't come cheap, which isn't much of a surprise given how ambitious the device is. (more...)
Vodafone set to float new European tower division Vodafone set to float new European tower division
- July 27, 2019

Reuters pointed out that Cellnex is valued at just over 17 times earnings. "So people are very, very keen to pursue it with us". Total towers comprise 19,300 in Germany, 11,000 in Italy, 9,700 in Spain (adjusted for the sharing deal with Orange), 6,600 in the United Kingdom (representing 50% of total United Kingdom towers, consistent with Vodafone's ownership of Cornerstone, the 50:50 joint venture company that owns and manages its passive infrastructure) and 15,100 in Other Europe ... (more...)
Xbox One announces new home screen layout; updates voice commands Xbox One announces new home screen layout; updates voice commands
- July 27, 2019

The Xbox One redesign centers around putting high traffic content at the forefront of the homepage and quicker access to services like Xbox Game Pass , Mixer , the Microsoft Store , and the Community feature. It feels like Microsoft has retooled the Xbox One's user interface so many times in the console's six-year lifespan. You'll still be able to power on an Xbox One through the Xbox Skill for Cortana on iOS , Android, or Windows , just like the existing Alexa integration. (more...)
Rihanna finds her doppelganger, drops phone in shock! Rihanna finds her doppelganger, drops phone in shock!
- July 27, 2019

And, she's not the only one who is blown away the startling resemblance that's causing double-takes. Even Snoop Dogg commented " When did you have a baby? " because of how much the girl looks like Rih. Mannequin Shanina Shaik added, "OMG!" Besides the similar gaze and the shape of the face, the RiRi and her look-alike seem to have the same eye colour too. (more...)
Whistleblower claims Apple contractors hear ‘sensitive’ Siri recordings Whistleblower claims Apple contractors hear ‘sensitive’ Siri recordings
- July 27, 2019

As is the scenario with other identical packages from Google and Amazon , even so, a whistleblower says the program has inadvertently swept up audio info that most may obtain confidential. We reached out to Apple to additional details but have yet to receive a response. We'll update this story is we hear back. It wouldn't be hard to identify the person that you're listening to, especially with accidental triggers - addresses, names and so on. (more...)
Epic Games Store starting to implement cloud saves Epic Games Store starting to implement cloud saves
- July 27, 2019

From today and until August 2nd, Epic Games is offering Moonlighter and This War of Mine for free to all PC gamers. " Moonlighter and This War of Mine support cloud saves", they posted on Reddit . Epic's Tim Sweeney has defended the Epic Games Store , stating if Valve provided increased revenue split the Epic Games Store would not be needed . (more...)
WhatsApp Pay coming to India later this year: Global head Will Cathcart WhatsApp Pay coming to India later this year: Global head Will Cathcart
- July 27, 2019

The Facebook-owned company which has more than 2 billion users across the globe, is also looking to roll out its payment service in some other markets as well. CEO Mark Zuckerberg during an earnings call had said it was in the process of a full-fledged launch of WhatsApp Pay in April this year. The company didn't respond to an email seeking comments till press time Friday. (more...)
Here's How to Watch the Fortnite World Cup Finals Here's How to Watch the Fortnite World Cup Finals
- July 27, 2019

Unfortunately, there's no sign of Ninja, who was knocked out during the qualifying rounds. If you do not want to miss out on any of the action from the Fortnite World Cup Finals Duos tournament, be sure to check out the standings for this particular competition below. (more...)
Team Go Rocket and Shadow Pokemon have appeared in Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket and Shadow Pokemon have appeared in Pokemon Go
- July 27, 2019

As recently revealed, the Team Rocket Grunts are positioned on the PokeStops of " Pokemon Go " and can be easily identified because they are discolored on the map. However Go Rocket has brought with them Shadow Pokemon, which are super powerful and forced to battle against their choice. This can be done by exchanging a certain amount of Stardust and Candy from the Pokemon's information screen. (more...)
Google parent Alphabet posts strong results, as antitrust concerns loom Google parent Alphabet posts strong results, as antitrust concerns loom
- July 27, 2019

Overall, the Alphabet Castle is boasting a 19 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue to $32.657bn, with profits up to $9.18bn - a whopping 201 per cent rise, despite being clobbered several times by European Union fines during the period. This past quarter's net income translates to diluted earnings per share of $14.21. Next week, we'll look more deeply into the Google Cloud performance and offer some additional perspectives. (more...)
SpaceX Aborts First Attempted Flight Test of 'Starhopper' Prototype After Engines Fire SpaceX Aborts First Attempted Flight Test of 'Starhopper' Prototype After Engines Fire
- July 27, 2019

SpaceX's Starhopper Starship prototype makes its first untethered flight at the company's Boca Chica test site in South Texas on July 29, 2019 in this still from a drone camera. The test was the first time that StarHopper had flown without tethers holding it to the ground. Musk says the MK1 could take flight within the next two to three months and aims to conduct a flight as far as 20 to 30 kilometers later this year. (more...)
Huawei Introduces World's first 5G DUAL-SIM Smartphone, Huawei Mate 20X Huawei Introduces World's first 5G DUAL-SIM Smartphone, Huawei Mate 20X
- July 27, 2019

The regular Mate 20 X came in colours like Midnight blue and Phantom Silver. Huawei Nova 5i Pro is all set to launch on July 26, and so far, the company has confirmed a few of its key highlights such as quad rear cameras, hole-punch display, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. (more...)
Firefox for Oculus Quest lets you plunge into the web head Firefox for Oculus Quest lets you plunge into the web head
- July 27, 2019

With Prime Video VR , VR enthusiasts can turn their Oculus headsets into personal theaters. Users can already stream content from Netflix through a similar VR app. This now includes the Emmy-nominated short film INVASION! and the fascinating climate change documentary Greenland Melting . The addition of Amazon Prime to Oculus Go and Gear VR will be a welcome surprise as well for owners of those headsets. (more...)
Pre-registration for Pokemon Masters Has Started For iOS and Android Pre-registration for Pokemon Masters Has Started For iOS and Android
- July 27, 2019

To register your place in Pokemon Masters , all you need to do is visit the store page on Android or iOS and click the "Pre-register" button. Pokemon Masters is scheduled for a Q3 2019 release, which means we should see it (hopefully) before the end of August 2019. (more...)
Apple officially purchases Intel's 5G modem business Apple officially purchases Intel's 5G modem business
- July 27, 2019

The deal is expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2019. Johny Srouji , senior vice president of hardware technologies at Apple , said the acquisition of Intel's modem business would help the company to "expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Fold To Launch September
- July 27, 2019

The tech-heavy evening witnessed the launch of the world's first foldable phone . By early July, Samsung CEO DJ Koh admitted that the company had pushed the launch before the device was ready . Along with these improvements, Samsung has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimising more apps and services for its unique foldable UX. (more...)
Doom, Doom II and Doom III Briefly Appear on the Nintendo eShop Doom, Doom II and Doom III Briefly Appear on the Nintendo eShop
- July 27, 2019

Hopefully all the games will release today as originally stated. Yep, all three games have just appeared on Nintendo's official United Kingdom site and they're all coming out today. This news also marks the first time Doom III will have ever been ported to a Nintendo console . In this critically acclaimed action-horror re-telling of the original DOOM , players must battle their way through a demon-infested facility before entering the abyss to battle Hell's mightiest warrior - and put ... (more...)
Sony's new RX100 VII camera is a vlogging dream machine Sony's new RX100 VII camera is a vlogging dream machine
- July 27, 2019

The pocketable travel camera has 357 phase-detect and 425 contrast-detect autofocus points that cover 68 percent of the frame. It looks like both Canon and Sony have finally woken up to the fact that most people who buy their flagship compact cameras these days are vloggers and being able to plug in a mic is a bit of a big deal to many of them. (more...)
[Poll] Do you even care about the Galaxy Fold anymore? [Poll] Do you even care about the Galaxy Fold anymore?
- July 27, 2019

First, that top protective layer now extends beyond the visible bezel. The hinge gap has been reduced and metal reinforcements have been added underneath the display panel for added protection. eventually. There's a reason why Samsung launches the Note in August and Google waits until October to show off the Pixel. 'Consumer confidence in Galaxy Fold has significantly deteriorated. (more...)

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