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Qualcomm ‘Kona’ Snapdragon 865 shows up on Geekbench Qualcomm ‘Kona’ Snapdragon 865 shows up on Geekbench
- August 10, 2019

Naturally, that will absolutely not be the case when the Snapdragon 865 is released, and we already have some benchmark results of what we presume to be a reference device of sorts to prove it. The " Qualcomm Kona " chipset has 8 cores with a base frequency of 1.80 GHz. Still, do these scores look like a big enough improvement over the performance afforded by the Snapdragon 855 . (more...)
Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket
- August 10, 2019

It's only been live for a day at the time of writing, but the campaign has already raised more than £300,000. Pledges start at $59 for a Covert Dock, with a $69 tier that includes a world travel kit also available. The Nintendo Switch is an awesome portable gaming system. While their last endeavor added Bluetooth audio functionality to the Nintendo Switch and smashed Kickstarter records for gaming hardware, their new Genki Covert Dock is an even more enticing proposition. (more...)
Hardware vulnerability bypasses Spectre and Meltdown patches Hardware vulnerability bypasses Spectre and Meltdown patches
- August 09, 2019

Speculative execution relies on predicting which calculations a processor will need to perform in advance, allowing it to work on tasks in advance and in parallel fashion rather than strictly sequentially. "We released security updates in July and customers who have Windows Update enabled and applied the security updates are protected automatically". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 drops to lowest price to date on Amazon Samsung Galaxy Note 8 drops to lowest price to date on Amazon
- August 09, 2019

So-without straying away from the Galaxy Note brand-instead of raising the screen space, Samsung chose to turn a few steps back and re-introduce a smaller Galaxy Note 10 with 6.3 inches, while the Galaxy Note 10 + goes all the way up to 6.8 inches. (more...)
Global smartwatch shipments up 44% to 12 million units in Q2 Global smartwatch shipments up 44% to 12 million units in Q2
- August 09, 2019

In brief: According to an analytics firm, out of 12.3 million smartwatches shipped in the second quarter of 2019, nearly half (46 percent) were Apple Watches, further cementing Apple as the number one smartwatch maker, followed by Samsung and Fitbit coming in at second and third positions respectively. (more...)
Google Flights now guarantees refund for price difference
- August 09, 2019

In an attempt to make its Flights app more trustworthy, Google announced a couple of nifty new features that, hopefully, will offer users more peace of mind when they book a flight through the app. The company is now directing pretty much all itinerary activity to its google.com/travel hub, which means you can plan out your trip by taking a look at some of the neighborhoods you might want to visit and getting personalized lodging results - you may even be suggested a place you've stayed at ... (more...)
Lawsuit Against Two App Makers by Facebook Lawsuit Against Two App Makers by Facebook
- August 09, 2019

According to Facebook , the victims of the fraud have received a refund. The case is Facebook, Inc. v. JediMobi Tech Pte. Facebook, today, has sued two Android app developers for infecting their users with the clicks of their applications on the platform. (more...)
New Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer shows off Galarian forms, Team Yell New Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer shows off Galarian forms, Team Yell
- August 09, 2019

That just so happens to be today, and sure enough, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have launched a new trailer for the games. You'll be competing with Marnie or Bede as you play, who both also aim to become Pokemon Champion of the Galar region . (more...)
Google Brings Podcast Search Functionality To Its Search Engine
- August 09, 2019

In Google Search, simply type in "BBQ podcast ". We tried it and the results were... interesting. [Animation: courtesy of Google] Sites like Listen Notes and Audiosear.ch (until it shut down in 2017), among many other startups determined to crack podcast discovery, were created to solve this problem by aspiring to be the Google for podcasts. (more...)
Apple Card Website Goes Live, Offers Preview on Service Apple Card Website Goes Live, Offers Preview on Service
- August 09, 2019

Apple Card has certain restrictions, however. Under CEO Tim Cook , however, the company has not been waiting idly for that maturation of the product line and has redoubled its efforts on selling services, subscriptions to things like Apple Music - and on introducing new products like Apple Card , which a new survey says is shaping up to be a "hit" product for Apple , despite barely any marketing. (more...)
Huawei announces Harmony OS as its potential Android replacement Huawei announces Harmony OS as its potential Android replacement
- August 09, 2019

Months of obfuscation, mixed signals, and carefully worded non-denials have led Huawei, finally, to this weekend, when the company that's been the target of a United States ban since May appears ready to show off the custom smartphone operating system it's been working on as an Android backup. (more...)
MAYBE NOT] Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ might feature 90Hz AMOLED display MAYBE NOT] Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ might feature 90Hz AMOLED display
- August 09, 2019

Apart from all of that, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is IP68 rated and is 5ATM water-resistant, so that's great. Apple's wearable device also comes in aluminum and stainless steel cases. Samsung officially unveiled its newest wearable, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 . Also, the Fluoroelastomer (FKM) straps that come with it are available in a wide range of shades. (more...)
Realme 5 confirmed to be company’s 64MP quad-camera flagship smartphone Realme 5 confirmed to be company’s 64MP quad-camera flagship smartphone
- August 09, 2019

The event will probably discuss the 64MP sensor technology along with how it'll work on an upcoming Redmi smartphone and so on. Many were expecting the 64MP quad camera smartphone to be called "Realme 4", but that is unlikely to happen as the number "4" is considered unlucky in Chinese culture. (more...)
Google Maps expands augmented reality navigation tool Google Maps expands augmented reality navigation tool
- August 09, 2019

Now, Google is seeking to finally integrate its AR capabilities to the maps for real-time directions. The VPS system compares camera data with data captured from Google's Street View program to help place a user in their environment. Nowadays, most modern smartphones feature an inbuilt function that facilitates augmented reality. This feature has been in testing for a few months at this point, and it'll be going live for Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit, ... (more...)
DuckTales: Remastered Is Leaving The Wii U eShop On 9th August DuckTales: Remastered Is Leaving The Wii U eShop On 9th August
- August 09, 2019

If you're interested, you can purchase the game using our link below. Capcom said those that have already bought the game digitally will be able to re-download it, even after it is removed. However, if you still haven't played it and want to do it, we have some bad news, as Capcom has now officially revealed that the game is being removed from digital storefronts. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India prices revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India prices revealed
- August 09, 2019

Like all other Notes before it though, Note 10 still supports Samsung's S Pen. By comparison, the S10 5G and iPhone XS Max each boast 6.5-inch displays. It's the highest-end Windows 10 PC powered by ARM and the first to be announced running the Snapdragon 8cx . The fact that Microsoft's CEO and Corporate Vice President joined Samsung's CEO on stage indicates how serious this partnership is. (more...)
Apple's foldable device likely in 2021 Apple's foldable device likely in 2021
- August 09, 2019

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . An Apple product could come next year, UBS said, with 2021 being a more likely launch date for the handset. The UBS survey further points out that over a third of the inquired Apple customers are interested in purchasing a foldable phone , but the price expectations are clearly not in line with Apple's current policies. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is getting a new display from Sharp, report says Nintendo Switch is getting a new display from Sharp, report says
- August 09, 2019

It's not clear if the new display technology will show up in the portable-only Switch Lite (due in September), the new standard Switch model with improved battery life ( coming this month ), or both. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal , Japanese electronics maker Sharp will supply IGZO screens to Nintendo for use in future Switch models. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 20 Career Mode: 7 New Additions You Need To Know Federation Internationale de Football Association 20 Career Mode: 7 New Additions You Need To Know
- August 08, 2019

September 27th has never looked brighter. More immersive press conferences will be seen regularly throughout career mode and the way your manager answers questions will affect team morale and relationships. In addition, managers will also be able to talk with players via a "messaging app-like interface", where they'll have to deal with all manner of requests from players - both negative and positive. (more...)
Huawei testing phone on Hongmeng OS, may launch this year Huawei testing phone on Hongmeng OS, may launch this year
- August 08, 2019

Huawei is probably one of the most interesting companies in tech right now. Apparently, the launch of a Hongmeng-driven device would be a crucial step for Huawei , the world's second-largest smartphone maker, as US government actions have restricted its use of Android OS . (more...)

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