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Battlefield 5's planned 5v5 competitive mode has been cancelled Battlefield 5's planned 5v5 competitive mode has been cancelled
- August 25, 2019

Since its launch in November 2018, Battlefield 5 has been expanded with a battle royale mode and additional limited time modes that re-imagine the multiplayer experience. Finally, DICE mention that they're making a push to be more transparent with the Battlefield V playerbase, with updates promised on a more frequent basis going forward. (more...)
Microsoft contractors have been listening to audio recordings of Xbox users Microsoft contractors have been listening to audio recordings of Xbox users
- August 25, 2019

During Gamescom 2019 , Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg , the current Xbox general manager, spoke with OXM and elaborated a bit on what kind of CPU power gamers can expect from the company's upcoming next gen Xbox console, now going by the codename of Project Scarlett. (more...)
Apple Launches iCloud for Web Redesign in Beta Apple Launches iCloud for Web Redesign in Beta
- August 25, 2019

However, the Reminders app is new on the beta iCloud.com website. The updates to iCloud web for the non-beta version are expected to roll out in parallel with the public releases of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina . Otherwise, the new site does not seem to have any major changes or offer anything new in terms of functionality. While you can't access the full slate of web apps on the iPhone like you can the iPad or Mac, Photos and Notes join Find iPhone in being available on the iPhone. (more...)
Is this the OnePlus 7T with large rear camera array? Is this the OnePlus 7T with large rear camera array?
- August 25, 2019

We'd expect the 8 series to feature bigger upgrades over the 7 and 7T devices, and an overhaul of design has - in the past - usually been reserved for OnePlus' new number models. So the obvious question is, what will OnePlus change for the OnePlus 7T? According to the report, the leaked images reveal how the upcoming smartphone will stand out from its predecessors. (more...)
Minecraft Earth beta opens to Android Minecraft Earth beta opens to Android
- August 25, 2019

Players will still gather resources, build, craft and explore. It brings the world of Minecraft right into your universe. Now, those who want to build a unique Minecraft world from their Android phone can do so. But registration to the closed beta has now opened up to Android users. Microsoft says the Minecraft Earth beta will land on Android next week, so if you sign-up for the beta now , you may be lucky and get a chance to play the new game before everyone else. (more...)
Audi RS6 Avant: designer dubs wagon the 'autobahn killer' Audi RS6 Avant: designer dubs wagon the 'autobahn killer'
- August 24, 2019

First up there's the look of the RS6 Avant , which is wide and aggressive and shares basically nothing with its A6 sibling aside from its basic roofline and doors. The eight-cylinder's power flows through an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's time-tested Quattro all-wheel drive system before turning the wheels. (more...)
Bose beats Sonos to the punch with new portable smart speaker Bose beats Sonos to the punch with new portable smart speaker
- August 24, 2019

Researchers from Brigham Young University looked into people's interactions with both humans and digital assistants and found that even if they are likely to treat their digital assistants like Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa in a rude manner, they are not likely to treat their peers or other humans rudely. (more...)
Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think
- August 24, 2019

Google today announced that it will be launching a new feature of Google Photos that will let you search for text in the images. With this, not only can you search for text in your photos, but you can quickly copy it to a document and save it for later use. (more...)
Huawei Launches AI Processor Amid U.S.-China Tensions Huawei Launches AI Processor Amid U.S.-China Tensions
- August 24, 2019

And today we delivered", said Eric Xu, Huawei's rotating chairman. The Ascend 910 processor is managed by the MindSpore framework, with which the processor adapts to all scenarios, adjusts its performance and allows professionals to better achieve their objectives. (more...)
Intel unveils first artificial intelligence chip Springhill Intel unveils first artificial intelligence chip Springhill
- August 23, 2019

The development follows Intel's AI-based performance accelerators like Myriad X Visual Processing Unit that features a Neural Compute Engine to draw deep neural network inferences. "Data centres and the cloud need to have access to performant and scalable general goal computing and specialized acceleration for complex AI applications ". (more...)
YouTube will no longer let you send direct messages YouTube will no longer let you send direct messages
- August 23, 2019

The direct messaging feature of YouTube is not exactly the most popular way to chat, however, it was an easy way for sharing videos on the platform, especially on mobile phones. That's not a good look for YouTube at this time, given its issues around inappropriate videos aimed at children , child exploitation , child predators, and regulatory issues. (more...)
Apple May Buy OLED Display Screens from China’s BOE Apple May Buy OLED Display Screens from China’s BOE
- August 23, 2019

Apple is reportedly looking to diversify its supply chain of display components for the 2020 iPhone lineup. Apple was buying OLED screens exclusively from Samsung for the iPhone X, with other manufacturers unable to meet the strict quality standards and incredibly high production rates of the iPhone. (more...)
Internet fraud: Federal Bureau of Investigation nabs more Nigerians in U.S. Internet fraud: Federal Bureau of Investigation nabs more Nigerians in U.S.
- August 23, 2019

Six other defendants are believed to be fugitives in the USA and the others are overseas, mostly in Nigeria , the report said . According to the criminal complaint, the schemes used by the believed syndicate included online romances, fake business emails and targeting of the elderly to steal at least $6 million, with attempts to take an additional $40 million from victims in the USA and across the globe. (more...)
Vivo iQOO Pro China launch: Prices, offers, features, specifications Vivo iQOO Pro China launch: Prices, offers, features, specifications
- August 23, 2019

Both 4G and 5G models are offered in Racing Black and Le Mans Blue. The 4G version of iQoo Pro will go on sale starting August 29, and the Vivo iQoo Pro 5G will be available starting September 2. At the front, the selfie camera utilises a single 12MP sensor, hidden in its teardrop notch. The in-display fingerprint reader comes with more room on the sensor, allowing users more wriggle room thanks to the 30% larger fingerprint reader. (more...)
Massive 26 pound cat at Philadelphia shelter looking for a forever home Massive 26 pound cat at Philadelphia shelter looking for a forever home
- August 23, 2019

He redefines the term. Can you guess how much he weighs? Adopt this jumbo-sized package of fluff & love'. Even the Philadelphia Police Department got in on the fun, teasing the that BeeJay could join the ranks of Philadelphia's finest. (more...)
Lenovo Smart Clock has become a better Google Nest Hub rival Lenovo Smart Clock has become a better Google Nest Hub rival
- August 23, 2019

When Google announced their first Assistant-powered Smart Clock in association with Lenovo there was one feature that was definitely missing, photo album support. It's very much a smart alarm clock with Google Assistant that can play music, show you photo memories, control your smart home devices, and pull up a Nest camera feed if you need to check on what's happening somewhere in your home or outside. (more...)
Spotify Premium Free Trial Extended to 3 Months Worldwide Spotify Premium Free Trial Extended to 3 Months Worldwide
- August 23, 2019

To avail, the three-month free trial users need to visit Spotify.com/Premium or Spotify.com/Student. Spotify already had an offer to provide 30-days trial premium membership. It gives you ample time to test out the service before you commit to coughing up your hard-earned cash. Users around the globe will have access to the three month free trial period, including Individual and Student Plans, available now. (more...)
Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft back effort to encrypt server data Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft back effort to encrypt server data
- August 23, 2019

Data privacy and security is a hot topic of late, thanks in no small part to serious security failings at companies including supposed security specialist Suprema and social networking behemoth Facebook . However, it is going to take a lot of time and effort before we get to reap the benefits of Confidential Computing Consortium . "Multiple untrusted parties can share transactions but protect their confidential or proprietary data from the other parties by using enclaves". (more...)
Attorneys general, phone companies adopt eight principles to fight robocalls Attorneys general, phone companies adopt eight principles to fight robocalls
- August 23, 2019

Another step in fighting illegal robocalls has been taken in a joint effort by 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies. Infuriating and often deceptive "robocalls" by the billions prompted United States regulators to recently adopt new rules allowing carriers to implement tools to block calls with suspicious origins. (more...)
Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay stream coming August 30 Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay stream coming August 30
- August 23, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 producer Richard Borzymowski stated that CD Projekt Red trod a different path when visualising and building the environments of Night City. Cyberpunk 2077 is set only in one place, and so the emphasis is on filling it to the brim with activities and intrigue. Character creation in Cyberpunk 2077 . (more...)

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