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Mobile and AT&T work together to fight robocalls across their networks Mobile and AT&T work together to fight robocalls across their networks
- August 16, 2019

As a result, customers will be able to tell on their phone's caller ID whether an incoming call is suspicious or not. Spoofed calls would fail this authentication process, and not be marked as "verified". Most calls today aren't subjected to the SHAKEN/STIR test, T-Mobile said . Take note though that it will not be blocked and the call may still reach you. (more...)
Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests
- August 16, 2019

As noted by MacRumors , this could very likely be the actual date because Apple does have a tendency of holding its launch events on Tuesdays to allow the media time to travel to the event. Elephas Investment Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Apple in the fourth quarter worth approximately $61,361,000. It also means the iPhone 11 - the apparent replacement for the Xr - doesn't come off so much as a low-end model, but rather the mainstream option for people who don't need ... (more...)
Top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia lashes out at district attorney after shooting Top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia lashes out at district attorney after shooting
- August 16, 2019

Gripp also made clear that six officers are now injured. Last month, the Philadelphia police commissioner suspended 17 officers with the intention to fire 13 of them over racist social media posts he called "sickening". No Philadelphia police officers were fatally or critically wounded in Thursday morning's shootings. About five hours into the standoff, police started to move in, with the suspect later surrendering with his hands held high in the air, local news broadcasts showed. (more...)
Facebook Also Pays Contractors To Listen To Your Conversations Facebook Also Pays Contractors To Listen To Your Conversations
- August 16, 2019

Facebook said it had reviewed small segments of audio to help improve the artificial intelligence of the transcription feature within Messenger. What's more, the outside contractors that Facebook hired to transcribe audio data claim that they weren't told where the audio clips were coming from, or for what goal they were tasked with analyzing them. (more...)
Huawei has delayed the Mate X foldable (again) Huawei has delayed the Mate X foldable (again)
- August 16, 2019

However, Huawei is apparently sure that the foldable will launch before the end of the year. "Huawei confirms that Mate X is still scheduled for launch between September and November 2019", a company representative told Android Authority . (more...)
LG G8X to arrive as LG V50s ThinQ in South Korea LG G8X to arrive as LG V50s ThinQ in South Korea
- August 16, 2019

According to a post by Yonhap News , South Korea has the highest density of 5G users in the world. However, leak-based renders from Onleaks , in association with Pricebaba were spotted earlier this week. Apart from that, there is a waterdrop notch on the front - LG seems to have made a decision to go with a single selfie camera instead of the two cameras found in the G8 ThinQ. (more...)
Huawei's New HarmonyOS Seen As Possible Android Alternative Huawei's New HarmonyOS Seen As Possible Android Alternative
- August 16, 2019

This model will be powered by HongMeng OS, now called "Harmony OS". Additionally, the Chinese tech giant also stated that it would only roll-out HarmonyOS to a handful of smartphones, instead of forcing its users to use the new operating system. (more...)
Google Assistant takes on the sticky note with assignable reminders Google Assistant takes on the sticky note with assignable reminders
- August 16, 2019

For the feature to work, the person will have to either be part of your Google family group or have their accounts linked to the same smart speaker or display as you. In brief: Most people remind family members or housemates of something via text or messaging services, or for those who are more old-school, post-it notes. (more...)
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Might Be the Perfect Smartphone Gimbal The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Might Be the Perfect Smartphone Gimbal
- August 14, 2019

Transform into a professional content creator with the help of DJI Mimo's Story mode . Key features include new locking mechanisms incorporated into the design, along with a 15-hour battery, although the highlight is a Quick Roll feature that allows the bracket to spin between portrait and landscape orientations with a double tap of the Mode button - much like on the Benro 3XS Lite that was announced earlier this month. (more...)
DxOMark Awards Galaxy Note10+ 5G Best Camera Phone DxOMark Awards Galaxy Note10+ 5G Best Camera Phone
- August 14, 2019

It also set a record for very high image contrast accuracy and intensity scale accuracy that, again, is visually indistinguishable from flawless, and was 25 percent brighter (at 1,308 nits) than the Galaxy Note 9 before it. DisplayMate isn't the only one lavishing praise on the Galaxy Note 10 + today, as DxOMark has also awarded the phone first-place rankings for selfie cameras, rear cameras, and video. (more...)
Microsoft's 'Project Scarlett' Xbox to Be 4X Powerful, Support 4K at 60fps Microsoft's 'Project Scarlett' Xbox to Be 4X Powerful, Support 4K at 60fps
- August 13, 2019

In terms of first-party games, Microsoft has not sent titles across platforms. In the specific case of the Double Fine studios, and their new video game Psychonauts 2 , Booty explains that "I really think so, we'll do it in the future (multi-platform development, ed.)". (more...)
WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature arrives on Android in latest beta
- August 13, 2019

For the unaware, Fingerprint Lock feature allows WhatsApp users to secure their app via the fingerprint sensor and this feature is pretty much similar to the authentication feature rolled out to iOS users a few months ago. It will automatically block content if you have the widget on your home screen. The new Fingerprint Lock feature on WhatsApp is offered with three options - "immediately", "After 1 minute" and "After 30 minutes". (more...)
Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app
- August 13, 2019

Facebook rolled out Dark Mode for its Messenger app back in March this year, and now it's about to expand that to its main app for Android. It has been mentioned that since the Facebook app is not small, it could take the company some time to "refine" the Dark Mode for it. (more...)
Taylor Swift Just Paid For A Fan's Rent And School Fees Taylor Swift Just Paid For A Fan's Rent And School Fees
- August 13, 2019

The " You Need To Calm Down " singer reached out to Ayesha Khurram after the student posted about her financial struggles on Tumblr and has sent her the money she needed to fund her fees and rent for the coming semester. Other partygoers shared snippets from their nights, too, including RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 contestant A'keria Chanel Davenport. And it looks like she will suck the doorknob off Hollyweird to get there. (more...)
Former id Software boss Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive Former id Software boss Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive
- August 13, 2019

Tim Willits , one of the historical personalities and former head of id Software , has just announced that he has changed company, thus moving to Saber Interactive with the new Chief Creative Officer. Despite having more than 500 employees around the world, Saber Interactive remains an independent studio. When someone has a good idea, we jump on it. (more...)
Fortnite Champ Bugha Swatted During Twitch Stream Fortnite Champ Bugha Swatted During Twitch Stream
- August 13, 2019

Giersdorf was "swatted", a potentially deadly prank when someone calls authorities and directs them to an innocent person's home. "Well that's a new one", Bugha said when he return to the stream. Fortunately, one of the officers who arrived at Bugha's house lived in the area and recognized the video game prodigy, averting any potential disaster. (more...)
Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack Abruptly Canceled Due To Technical Hurdles Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack Abruptly Canceled Due To Technical Hurdles
- August 13, 2019

The company says that the "ambitious initiative" has "proved too technically demanding to implement as planned". While the Super Duper Graphics Pack is now canceled, Mojang said it is examining "other ways" to give fans the opportunity to "experience Minecraft with a new look". (more...)
Nightdive Studios announces 'System Shock 2' is under development Nightdive Studios announces 'System Shock 2' is under development
- August 13, 2019

The flawless way to complement the System Shock remake is with an Enhanced Edition of System Shock 2 . System Shock 2 was re-released in 2013 thanks to retro resurrector Nightdive Studios , but again only on PC. One design point they could leave in the past, however, is the fact that the textures on the sphincter doors in System Shock 2 were taken from actual colonoscopy photos . (more...)
Apple Will Pay $1 Million to Any Successful Hacker Apple Will Pay $1 Million to Any Successful Hacker
- August 13, 2019

Users who have their battery replaced by an unsanctioned repairperson will see the following message when attempting to learn their battery's health data: "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery". Justin from The Art of Repair YouTube channel was the first to discover this phenomenon. iFixit reports Apple is using a "dormant software lock" on newer iPhones to discourage using third-party repairs and services. (more...)
Google To Allow Android Users To Log Into Certain Services Without Password Google To Allow Android Users To Log Into Certain Services Without Password
- August 13, 2019

While the Pixels will get this new feature today, over the next few days it will be pushed out to Android devices running Android 7 Nougat and higher. This service lets you manage all of the passwords that Chrome has saved for you. Once there, Chrome will prompt you to authenticate your identity using your phone's fingerprint sensor. (more...)

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