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Microsoft planning lower-cost, digital-only version of Xbox Project Scarlett Microsoft planning lower-cost, digital-only version of Xbox Project Scarlett
- December 05, 2019

The stories about Lockhart mark the first thing that resembles new information about Project Scarlett since Microsoft's announcement at the E3 conference in June . Anaconda will be more expensive, but differentiates itself through performance and its ability to play physical games. Concurrently, Microsoft's biggest rival in the console market, Sony , is planning to release the next version of its widely popular Playstation console, the Playstation 5 . (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online finally expands SNES roster, includes Star Fox 2 Nintendo Switch Online finally expands SNES roster, includes Star Fox 2
- December 05, 2019

On Monday, I wrote an article about Nintendo Switch Online its lack of new SNES and NES games. Star Fox 2 is the "lost" sequel to Nintendo and Argonaut's classic space shooter that was finally released with the launch of the SNES Classic . (more...)
Pablo Escobar Fold Brother Unveils Smartphone 'Escobar Fold 1' Pablo Escobar Fold Brother Unveils Smartphone 'Escobar Fold 1'
- December 05, 2019

Mr Escobar says he is determined to take on major tech giants - and he has the bold ambition of "beating Apple" and achieving dominance in the competitive smartphone market. He believes that Apple has no right to sell phones at thousands of dollars when he can sell a foldable phone for $349. "This is my goal, to beat Apple, and by doing it myself like I always have". (more...)
'World first' cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia 'World first' cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
- December 05, 2019

Auto accidents due to the use of a cellphone are around 1.6 million each year. Vehicle manufacturers and driving regulators have been developing different ways of getting drivers to stop this risky behavior. Forty-five portable cameras will be set up across the state over the next three years. During the test, almost 8.5 million cars were examined and almost 100,000 drivers were caught using their phones illegally. (more...)
Los Angeles police officer fondled dead woman Los Angeles police officer fondled dead woman
- December 05, 2019

The body camera captured the incident even after the officer tried to disable it because of a two-minute buffer, which saves footage recorded for two minutes before the device is turned on, the Associated Press reported. "We are going to look at all the evidence", LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein told BuzzFeed News. Prior to the agreement, supervisors could review recordings mostly on a complaint basis, and discipline officers for misconduct discovered in videos. (more...)
Focus Mode Comes Out of Beta on Android Focus Mode Comes Out of Beta on Android
- December 05, 2019

This feature allows users to turn off distractions - like social media updates or email notifications - for a period of time, so you can get things done without interruption. To start using Focus mode for yourself, go to Settings - Digital Wellbeing - Focus mode . Focus Mode first appeared in the beta channel for Digital Wellbeing back in August . (more...)
Apple finalizes acquisition of Intel's mobile modem division Apple finalizes acquisition of Intel's mobile modem division
- December 05, 2019

In an official newsroom post Steven Rodgers, executive VP and general counsel at Intel said, " Intel fought for almost a decade to build a profitable modem chip business". This is stated in court documents contesting Qualcomm's appeal of a US Court ruling from May 2019 that found that the company's licensing practices had "strangled" competition. (more...)
StrandHogg vulnerability enables malicious software to masquerade as trusted Android apps StrandHogg vulnerability enables malicious software to masquerade as trusted Android apps
- December 05, 2019

Researchers have discovered several dozen malicious apps that have been exploiting the StrandHogg vulnerability. Initially discovered by Promon and Lookout, the flaw allows cybercriminals to take advantage of the way Android handles more than one process at a time, depending on which app is being displayed to a user. (more...)
Almost 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate Almost 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate
- December 05, 2019

The final rule will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Previous year the administration announced it would allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Over the past year the Agriculture Department has proposed three significant changes to the food stamp program. (more...)
Amazon launches its first-ever portable Echo smart speaker in India Amazon launches its first-ever portable Echo smart speaker in India
- December 05, 2019

This lets you move it around the house, even to places where there isnt a convenient power plug. Amazon's Echo ecosystem is expanding at a rapid pace and the company wants to put its smart assistant, Alexa , into everything from cars to household appliances . (more...)
Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is 17x larger, offers two-finger authentication Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is 17x larger, offers two-finger authentication
- December 04, 2019

In brief: Part of Qualcomm's hardware announcements underpinning most 2020 smartphones, is the company's new and improved ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, appropriately called the 3D Sonic Max , since it has a scanning area that's 17 times larger than the company's first-generation 3D Sonic sensor. (more...)
Apple’s 5G phones are at least 12 months away Apple’s 5G phones are at least 12 months away
- December 04, 2019

Generally speaking, Apple now only launches new iPhone models once a year, with the new handsets landing in September. "The report's predictions differ a bit from other speculation, some of which suggest the 2020 iPhone lineup will resemble the 2019 models with higher-end iPhones at 5.4 and 6.7-inches and a cheaper 6.1-inch phone", the report added. (more...)
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 is Next Year's Big Processor Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 is Next Year's Big Processor
- December 04, 2019

We'll get more details about the hardware tomorrow, but there's a few things today that have been disclosed and are worth covering. Qualcomm has also revealed that its new chip will bring better photography to devices with it helping to shoot 8K quality. (more...)
Blame Bloomberg, not Trump for Bloomberg News’ dilemma Blame Bloomberg, not Trump for Bloomberg News’ dilemma
- December 04, 2019

The new policy will no longer permit representatives from the news company to be credentialed at events, and the campaign will determine on a case-by-case basis whether they will respond to specific inquiries from Bloomberg reporters, according to a statement from the campaign. (more...)
Motorola Loves Mid-Range: We've Got a New Pop-Up Selfie Phone!
- December 04, 2019

There's also a notification light on the back. This way, it can keep the One Hyper's price down, but also offer it with a full 12-month warranty. The Moto One Hyper is the newest phone in Moto's rapidly growing lineup of "motorolaone" series smartphones, and unlike the other phones in the family, this one is a little more about specifications than edge case photography (though it does have a 64MP rear camera ). (more...)
Here's Nunes' Bumbling Defense Of Those Key Giuliani, Parnas Calls Here's Nunes' Bumbling Defense Of Those Key Giuliani, Parnas Calls
- December 04, 2019

The lawyer, Joseph Bondy, also claimed that former Ukrainian chief prosecutor Vicktor Shokin himself had disclosed Nunes' efforts to his client, a Soviet-born US citizen and Florida businessman. "It was obvious to everyone - including disgraceful CNN - that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler", Nunes's lawsuit states. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony. (more...)
Amazon Braket takes on Microsoft’s quantum computing efforts Amazon Braket takes on Microsoft’s quantum computing efforts
- December 04, 2019

As an industry leader of cloud solutions, AWS is happy to sell quantum as a service, acting as a middleman between researchers and companies who want to "tinker around with qubits" and three companies - D-Wave, IonQ and Rigetti - who all have their own supercomputers . (more...)
Kinda Funny adds fuel to rumours of Spider-Man sequel Kinda Funny adds fuel to rumours of Spider-Man sequel
- December 04, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man is now available on PS4. "I think Spider-Man 2 will come sooner than we think ". Therefore, you should take notice when Khan says something like "I know too much about [Marvel's Spider-Man 2], so I can't speculate too much". (more...)
Halo makes its triumphant return to PCs starting with Halo: Reach Halo makes its triumphant return to PCs starting with Halo: Reach
- December 04, 2019

Microsoft announced the full release today, confirming all the different ways you can play it in the process. Halo Reach Steam players will be able to play against Windows Store players. This may differ, depending on which platform you purchased the game on. Halo: Reach is scheduled to launch Tuesday at 10 AM PST/ 1 PM EST. Halo: Reach is now available on the PC for the first time as part of Microsoft's reissuing of Halo: The Master Chief Collection . (more...)
Google Photos adds in-built conversation feature Google Photos adds in-built conversation feature
- December 04, 2019

Update your Google Photos app to give it a try for yourself. Google Photos is getting a built-in chat functionality where users can share pictures from their library with others. The feature is being rolled out globally already, so if you can't find the option to start a private chat yet, it won't be long before you'll be able to do so. (more...)

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