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Blizzard denies pro Hearthstone player ban had anything to do with China Blizzard denies pro Hearthstone player ban had anything to do with China
- October 13, 2019

The casters' ban has also been reduced to a six-month suspension. There is a effect for taking the conversation away from the objective of the event and disrupting or derailing the broadcast. Brack contended the player violated rules "he acknowledged and understood". It scrubbed television show South Park from the Chinese internet after an episode criticized censorship and pulled National Basketball Association preseason games off the air after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ... (more...)
Apple plans to build its own 5G modem in 2022 iPhones Apple plans to build its own 5G modem in 2022 iPhones
- October 13, 2019

Apple mainly wants to have an integrated 5G modem in the SoC to lower the power consumption, although the Fast Company source says Cupertino is more likely to create both components separately for the 2022 iPhone, while an integrated platform will only arrive in 2023, despite the star acquisition that Apple made - it snatched Esin Terzioglu from Qualcomm , where he was VP of Engineering. (more...)
New MacOS Update Officially Kills Off iTunes New MacOS Update Officially Kills Off iTunes
- October 13, 2019

We clearly relished our experience with the beta and its boat of unique traits. On a related note, other developers are warning users that Catalina will interrupt or completely disable previously functional Mac applications. Once the update is installed, the transition should be relatively painless for the average Mac user. This new app is built using Apple's new Catalyst technology in macOS that allows iOS app developers to bring their apps to the Mac. (more...)
Google Pixelbook Go is ribbed under, matte on top Google Pixelbook Go is ribbed under, matte on top
- October 13, 2019

The laptop is expected to have all the bells and whistles you can expect from a flagship device as well as a premium look and feel. On 16th September 2019, Google announced its annual hardware event in NY on 15th October 2019. The device will feature two USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack and the Titan C security chip seen in the Pixel Slate. 9to5Google's Stephen Hall said the Pixelbook Go has the same keyboard as the original Pixelbook , which was surprisingly among the best ... (more...)
Dark Mode for Gmail is Here! Dark Mode for Gmail is Here!
- October 13, 2019

The company has begun rolling out an update that enables dark mode on both the apps . Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be an option to toggle dark mode within the app itself, and the only way to revert back to the more conventional coloured interface is to turn off system-wide dark mode . (more...)
Rumor: Fortnite Chapter 2 Leaked by Apple, Seems to Contain New Map Rumor: Fortnite Chapter 2 Leaked by Apple, Seems to Contain New Map
- October 13, 2019

The leaked promotional images show several Fortnite characters standing on the edge of a cliff, overlooking what appears to be a brand new area of the game. The artwork also showcases revamped default skins, which could either be in the new Battle Pass or actual replacements for the old default outfits. (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S6, Watch 4G, Watch Active2 in India Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S6, Watch 4G, Watch Active2 in India
- October 13, 2019

The Tab S6 comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There will be a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front with an f/2.2 aperture. In its standard form, the device gives you a 4.6-inch screen experience for normal day-to-day task but as you unfold it, the cross-screen functionalities go seamless on a bigger, immersive 7.3-inch form factor as the plastic OLED (P-OLED) display can bend like a book. (more...)
League of Legends 10th birthday celebrations kick off on 15th October League of Legends 10th birthday celebrations kick off on 15th October
- October 12, 2019

Will Riot Games ban people for 1,000 years on forums like Blizzard did ? On Wednesday, Riot Games was forced to make its first statement on Hong Kong and censorship after it was accused of censoring the special administrative region's name from its League of Legends Worlds broadcasts. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite rumored to launch in Europe Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite rumored to launch in Europe
- October 12, 2019

The model number given in both articles for the (unofficially dubbed) Note 10 Lite - SM-N770F - matches, which ideally means two different sources have spoken to SamMobile and Agarwal, but it's also possible it's the same source repeating themselves. (more...)
Hands-on with the Z 50, Nikon's first mirrorless APS-C camera Hands-on with the Z 50, Nikon's first mirrorless APS-C camera
- October 12, 2019

The new Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera goes on sale in November for $859.95. This is the first time Nikon has launched a portable DX-format mirrorless camera, Nikon's competitors e.g. The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens is a slim zoom lens that lets users capture a wide variety of scenes, from attractive landscapes to candid portraits. (more...)
Volvo XC40 EV will feature Android Automotive OS Volvo XC40 EV will feature Android Automotive OS
- October 12, 2019

The unit supports over-the-air updates for the software and operating system, provides great levels of personalization and embeds Google's technology and services. As such, users will be able to do more beyond just setting a destination or playing their favourite music and podcasts on apps like Spotify, as they'll also be able to call upon the Google Assistant to adjust in-car functions like setting the climate control. (more...)
Intel's workstation X-series chips are a bit faster and much cheaper Intel's workstation X-series chips are a bit faster and much cheaper
- October 12, 2019

Announced back in late 2017 , Kaby Lake-G came as an unexpected surprise: an 8th Gen Core processor from Intel , paired with custom AMD Radeon graphics, all in a single chip. But Intel also pitched them as gaming-optimized processors for those who knew that they'd be pairing them with a dedicated GPU, anyway. "We have more in store from our graphics engine that will bring further enhancements to PCs in the future", Intel said in a statement . (more...)
WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store
- October 12, 2019

However, this doesn't mean that you can not download the WhatsApp for Android officially from Google Play . "Users are now reporting that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app no longer appears on the Play Store search results", MSPoweruser reported . (more...)
Google Maps updated with enhanced voice guidance Google Maps updated with enhanced voice guidance
- October 12, 2019

It's great to see Google taking steps to make its products more accessible - particularly Google Maps , which has the potential to make people more independent, and let them explore new places with confidence. This enhanced voice guidance will be rolling out to everyone today. "And if I accidentally leave my route, I'll get a spoken notification that I'm being rerouted". (more...)
Toyota's New Hydrogen Car Takes On Tesla Toyota's New Hydrogen Car Takes On Tesla
- October 12, 2019

Toyota has handed down a first look at its next-generation 2020 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show . "I want customers to say, 'I chose the Mirai not because it's an FCEV, but because I really wanted this auto, and it just happened to be an FCEV, '" said Yoshikazu Tanaka, the chief engineer for the outgoing and upcoming versions of the Mirai . (more...)
Pixelbook Go leaks in full: What to expect from next-gen Chromebook Pixelbook Go leaks in full: What to expect from next-gen Chromebook
- October 11, 2019

Returning to the design of the Pixelbook GO , it features a well-spaced island-style keyboard which is flanked by loudspeakers on either side. The top is some sort of soft-matte finish, similar to what you might find on Google's Pixel phones. (more...)
OneUI 2.0 Based on Android 10 Coming to Galaxy S10 Lineup Soon OneUI 2.0 Based on Android 10 Coming to Galaxy S10 Lineup Soon
- October 11, 2019

The impending Galaxy S11 flagship may also forfeit the headphone jack after Samsung axed it on the Galaxy Note 10 . According to Thelec, smartphone manufacturers can "hide" the camera lens by placing the sides of the camera module side-by-side to make the camera module less noticeable. (more...)
DJs face crisis with the official end of iTunes DJs face crisis with the official end of iTunes
- October 11, 2019

This wobbly launch may explain why at launch only around twenty compatible apps were available on the Mac Apple Store. One of the more exciting is the ability to use an iPad , with iPadOS 13, as a second display, a feature called Sidecar . (more...)
Former World of Warcraft Developer Drops WoW Sub Due To Blizzard's Ban Former World of Warcraft Developer Drops WoW Sub Due To Blizzard's Ban
- October 11, 2019

Protesters held up umbrellas, which have been adopted as a symbol for "Free Hong Kong " protests that are now ongoing. The players involved will be banned, and the commentators involved will be immediately terminated from any official business. (more...)
NASA chief set to tour SpaceX factory NASA chief set to tour SpaceX factory
- October 11, 2019

Over the past few years, the first flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts aboard has been repeatedly rescheduled, leading to moments of frustration for Bridenstine. But he added, "We don't want to have to pay $85 million every time we have to launch an astronaut on a rocket". The joint appearance of NASA's top executive and the leader in commercial space was focused on timing and budget for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which is ... (more...)

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