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Pixel 4 gets updated with better video calls, ever-improving face unlock Pixel 4 gets updated with better video calls, ever-improving face unlock
- December 25, 2019

That shouldn't be surprising, given Google makes it, but it does continue to underscore the fact that phones from other manufacturers-even those which are updated almost as quickly-simply don't have everything the Pixel offers. Instead of relying exclusively on the initial scan, Pixel 4 devices now improve over time, as it uses recent images when unlocking the phone to stay up to date. (more...)
Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters on Christmas Eve Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters on Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2019

The protests, which escalated in June, have been largely peaceful for much of December after pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly won district council elections the month before. The Hospital Authority said 25 people had been injured overnight, including one man who fell from the second to first floor of a shopping mall as he tried to escape the police, and another who fell from the rooftop of a restaurant. (more...)
Twitter bans animated PNG files from tweets because of epilepsy safety concerns Twitter bans animated PNG files from tweets because of epilepsy safety concerns
- December 25, 2019

The company said it had discovered a bug that allowed users to bypass its autoplay settings and enabled several animated images to be attached to a single tweet using the APNG file format. However, the foundation has taken it up with the law enforcement agencies and also filed criminal complaints. Moreover, not just APNGs but any sort of imagery which is on a loop can become unsafe for people with sensitivity to motion and flashing imagery, including those with epilepsy. (more...)
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) released in China to boost app ecosystem Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) released in China to boost app ecosystem
- December 25, 2019

Since May 2019, the United States banned Huawei and other Chinese companies from using U.S. technology. Among the many apps bundled with GMS are Gmail, Google Drive, Maps, Navigation, Pay and YouTube . Since Android can no longer be used on Huawei devices, the top Chinese OEM has to think of ways on how to make mobile users still want Huawei smartphones. (more...)
IPhone 12 series could feature sensor-shift image stabilisation IPhone 12 series could feature sensor-shift image stabilisation
- December 24, 2019

Why? Even though we're still nearly a year away from the release of Apple's next iPhone lineup, details about the 2020 iPhone 12 lineup are already piling up - such as the fact that next year's lineup looks to be the most expansive one that Apple has offered yet. (more...)
Which way is he going? Man on swing divides the internet Which way is he going? Man on swing divides the internet
- December 24, 2019

The video reveals a person swinging within the snow, and other people can not resolve whether or not he's going through the digicam or away from it. A photo of a blue and black dress (or is it gold and white?) went viral in 2015, causing heated debates among friends and co-workers who were in disagreement about its color. (more...)
Last 991-generation Porsche 911 rolls off production line Last 991-generation Porsche 911 rolls off production line
- December 24, 2019

First beginning its run in 2011, the 991 generation ushered in new levels of performance and sales success for the German icon, with its 233,540 units eclipsing the 213,004 produced by the 997 generation which lasted from 2004-2012. The host of innovations continued in the 911 Turbo, which saw the first active aerodynamics and particulate filter-equipped turbo engines on any 911 Carrera model. (more...)
CD Projekt RED Enters Into New Agreement with Andrzej Sapkowski, Witcher Author CD Projekt RED Enters Into New Agreement with Andrzej Sapkowski, Witcher Author
- December 24, 2019

CD Projekt responded to the request, describing Sapkowski's demands as "groundless" and confirming that all contractual liabilities had been discharged. CD Projekt announces a signed agreement with Andrzej Sapkowski . You can find the full statement on CD Projekt Red's website. "We have invested 15 years of our lives and loads of money into it and we will probably think about it at some point". (more...)
Poco F2 to Launch in 2020, Pocophone Chief Alvin Tse Hints Poco F2 to Launch in 2020, Pocophone Chief Alvin Tse Hints
- December 24, 2019

The highlight of the Poco F1 at the time of its launch was that it was the cheapest smartphone to come powered by the flagship processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC - of 2018. Now, as we inch closer to entering 2020, we have news that would cheer up disappointed fans. The news comes from none other than Pocophone Global head Alvin Tse , who hinted at the launch via a tweet. (more...)
OnePlus rewards its customers with the Red Cable Club OnePlus rewards its customers with the Red Cable Club
- December 24, 2019

Process How to become a Red Cable Club member? OnePlus is doubling down on trying to offer more exclusive benefits to its loyal customer-base in India with the launch of a new program called the Red Cable Club membership promising "the best of rewards and many more privileges" to all OnePlus users. (more...)
Facebook Removes Accounts Generated By AI And Used To Perpetuate Conspiracy Theories Facebook Removes Accounts Generated By AI And Used To Perpetuate Conspiracy Theories
- December 24, 2019

Facebook has removed 610 accounts linked to the pro-Trump conspiracy website The Epoch Times that used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create fake profiles and posted misinformation about issues like impeachment and 2020 election. Facebook has been fighting divisive content on its platforms. The accounts - including pages, groups and Instagram feeds meant to be seen in both the United States and Vietnam - presented a new wrinkle to researchers: fake profile photos generated with the ... (more...)
Twitter issues serious warning to users Twitter issues serious warning to users
- December 23, 2019

Twitter notes that the method used to exploit the vulnerability was complicated, and involved inserting malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app. While Facebook is in the hot waters for a series of cyberattacks, potentially exposing millions of users' personal info, Twitter is taking measures to protect its users before a vulnerability is exploited. (more...)
ToTok app is a 'spying tool' for UAE ToTok app is a 'spying tool' for UAE
- December 23, 2019

The app has been downloaded millions of times since its launch just a few months ago. "Assuming the claims that ToTok is actual created to spy on its users, this "legitimate" functionality of the app is really the genius of the whole mass surveillance operation: no exploits, no back doors, no malware", he said wrote. (more...)
The Galaxy S11 could have a major design problem The Galaxy S11 could have a major design problem
- December 23, 2019

When information about the Galaxy S10 Lite's specs leaked last week, there was some degree of surprise and confusion considering how close it seemed to be to the Galaxy S10 , even surpassing the Galaxy S10e on some points. What it shares with the Galaxy Note 10 series is support for a Bluetooth 5 .0-enabled S Pen and the choice of colors, including Aura Black, Aura Red, and Aura Glowpress. (more...)
US Navy Bans TikTok, Citing 'Cybersecurity Threat' US Navy Bans TikTok, Citing 'Cybersecurity Threat'
- December 23, 2019

Sorry U.S. Navy officers that have been enjoying the short-form mobile video app TikTok . The Navy didn't describe in detail the threats from the app, but Pentagon spokesperson Lieutenant Cornel Uriah Orland said in a statement that the order was part of an effort to "address existing and emerging threats". (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II attends church; Philip still in hospital Queen Elizabeth II attends church; Philip still in hospital
- December 23, 2019

The royal residence said the four ages of royals spoke to a cross-area of individuals helped by a philanthropy for serving and previous individuals from the military - the Royal British Legion - which the sovereign has bolstered since 1952. (more...)
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Opening Weekend Box Office Numbers Revealed! 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Opening Weekend Box Office Numbers Revealed!
- December 23, 2019

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore, said " Rise of Skywalker " could only be painted by others as a disappointment because of the franchise's and the studio's extraordinary track record. (more...)
Huawei P40 Pro to feature 10x periscope optical zoom, P40 with 5X Huawei P40 Pro to feature 10x periscope optical zoom, P40 with 5X
- December 23, 2019

A famous analyst of Apple devices, Ming-Chi Kuo, has revealed that Huawei P40 Pro's periscope telephoto camera to have 10x optical zoom. Though the exact launch date is not known but Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, confirmed the launch month in an interview with the French press in Shenzhen, China. (more...)
OPPO's 5G-enabled Reno 3 series phones will debut on December 26 OPPO's 5G-enabled Reno 3 series phones will debut on December 26
- December 23, 2019

OPPO has revealed in official teasers that the Reno3 will have a waterdrop notch display and quad-camera setup on the back. In addition to the Reno 3 series phones, Oppo will also launch the true Oppo Enco Free wireless headphones at its December 26 event. (more...)
Apple's Secret Satellites Could Mean Trouble for ISPs Apple's Secret Satellites Could Mean Trouble for ISPs
- December 23, 2019

It is also unclear whether Apple intends to create their own satellite constellation like Starlink or if they plan to exploit existing satellites. Ettus is known for launching wireless networking equipment company Ettus Research back in 2004 (acquired by National Instruments in 2010). Executives from aerospace and wireless data delivery fields have also joined Apple and could be working on the secret team. (more...)

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