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Washington in Talks With Chipmakers About Building US Factories Washington in Talks With Chipmakers About Building US Factories
- May 12, 2020

Intel is reportedly already in discussion with the US Department of Defense, with the company's vice president of policy and technical affairs Greg Slater stating this could be a "great opportunity". "We are actively evaluating all the suitable locations, including in the USA, but there is no concrete plan yet", said the TSMC spokeswoman, Nina Kao. (more...)
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, an overclocked Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, an overclocked Snapdragon 765G
- May 12, 2020

Qualcomm lists them as a higher clock speed (2.8GHz vs. 2.4GHz on the 765G), Adreno 620 GPU with up to 15% performance increase, as well as support for Adreno updatable GPU drivers. It comes with 5G connectivity and also preserves battery life. On the networking side, there's an integrated Snapdragon X52 modem with support for sub-6GHz and mmWave (5G operating from 24GHz to 100GHz) frequencies, with regional band compatibility emphasised. (more...)
Honor 9X Pro with in-house AppGallery launched in India
- May 12, 2020

Following the announcement of the Redmi 10X , however, Honor chose to change its name to Honor X10 - probably to differentiate this phone from the Redmi. The Honor 9X Pro operates on the Android 9 Pie OS with EMUI 9.1 custom skin on top. It is touted to receive an update to Android 10, but details about the latest software haven't yet been revealed. (more...)
NY to end statewide shutdown on Friday
- May 12, 2020

Cuomo attributed the falling case counts to the response, which involved imposing restrictions throughout the entire state on March 22 as the New York City area emerged as a major virus hotspot. "We've all been exposing ourselves to risks, under the best guidance we could possibly have to keep us safe", he said. Dr Anthony Fauci - the public face of the United States fight against the coronavirus - is among three members of the White House task force now self-isolating after possible exposure. (more...)
Android 10 Update Finally Ready for $1,500 Motorola Razr Android 10 Update Finally Ready for $1,500 Motorola Razr
- May 12, 2020

The big Android 10 update for the Razr brings big changes to the small Quick View display that shows when the phone is folded. Here are some of the key features that the update brings to the table. Camera functionality is present which you can access by swiping right on the screen or by twisting the wrist. It also gets new modes, including Group Selfie, Portrait Mode, Spot Color, and others. (more...)
HDFC Bank offers new iPhone SE for just Rs 38,900 HDFC Bank offers new iPhone SE for just Rs 38,900
- May 12, 2020

According to the announcement, all HDFC Bank credit/debit cardholders, who buy the iPhone SE using their cards, will get a cashback of Rs. 3,600. The offer will bring down the price of the iPhone to Rs 38,900. On the front, the phone opts for a 7-megapixel camera. The handset comes IP67 rated making it water- and dust-resistant. iPhone SE is wireless-charging capable with Qi-certified chargers and also supports fast-charging, giving customers up to 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro New Edition Shows Up For Pre-Order In Germany Huawei P30 Pro New Edition Shows Up For Pre-Order In Germany
- May 12, 2020

One significant part of the P30 series is the presence of Google Mobile Services as it was released before the U.S. enforced a ban on the sales of USA technology to Huawei. Customers who buy the P30 Pro New Edition will pick up a free pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3 and have the option to buy the Watch GT 2 for EUR99 (~RM464). (more...)
Putin presides over slimmed down Victory Day as coronavirus cases rise Putin presides over slimmed down Victory Day as coronavirus cases rise
- May 12, 2020

A ceremonial honour guard marched past Putin after his speech, as Russian television showed images of Red Square empty nearby. In a message to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin emphasized that "Russia keeps a grateful memory of the contribution of the Allies in the anti-Hitler coalition to the common victory, they will never forget about the Soviet-American military alliance". (more...)
How to make a no-sew, government-approved cloth face mask How to make a no-sew, government-approved cloth face mask
- May 12, 2020

The wearing of face masks has become very prevalent in the United Kingdom, but as yet the Government had not officially recommended wearing such coverings when in public. If people want to wear masks it's their choice, but it should not be compulsory. As of 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, the Central District Health Department reported a total of 1,410 COVID-19 positive cases and a total of 43 deaths in the Central District, broken down by county as follows: Hall 1,338 cases and 35 deaths; ... (more...)
Off-Duty Officer Rescues California Hiker Swept Into Whirlpool Off-Duty Officer Rescues California Hiker Swept Into Whirlpool
- May 12, 2020

Donley is a California Highway Patrol officer who had been hiking in the area with his wife when he came across the man in danger. Tense video footage showed the moment Donley, who was trained in search and rescue, attempted to pull the young man to safety using a strap from his backpack that he tied to a branch. (more...)
Sony's next PS5 showcase tipped for early to mid June Sony's next PS5 showcase tipped for early to mid June
- May 12, 2020

The picture above, filed together with the patent , reveals a TV hooked up to some PS4 console, requesting the participant if they'd love to continue the amount for 45 more minutes, or whenever they'd like to change to some other game with possibly shorter completion period. (more...)
Air India flight with Indians from the United States reaches Hyderabad Air India flight with Indians from the United States reaches Hyderabad
- May 12, 2020

The first evacuation flight from the United States took off from the San Francisco International Airport on Sunday, with over 200 Indians on board. The airport also enforced the social distancing among passengers right from the aerobridge to across the terminal, the sources added. (more...)
Twitter to label 'misleading' virus content Twitter to label 'misleading' virus content
- May 12, 2020

As of now, Twitter will take action on coronavirus-related tweets based on three criteria: claims subject matter experts have shown to be false or misleading; disputed claims (i.e. Of note: Asked if the policy would apply to President Trump if he posts "harmful misleading information", Twitter said: "These labels will apply to anyone sharing misleading information that meets the requirements of our policy, including world leaders". (more...)
WhatsApp's new Messenger Room feature spotted on desktop version WhatsApp's new Messenger Room feature spotted on desktop version
- May 12, 2020

WhatsApp says the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. The Messenger Rooms shortcut will be available in the actions list in the chat. WhatsApp recently gained a major update with support for eight-way video calls on mobile devices, but these new shortcuts will give you another option if you need to invite more people to the conversation. (more...)
IPhone 12 Pro to get ProMotion 120Hz variable displays IPhone 12 Pro to get ProMotion 120Hz variable displays
- May 12, 2020

It looks like we may finally be getting a 120Hz ProMotion display on the iPhone. This feature allows the phone to switch dynamically between its two modes of 60Hz and 120Hz where and helps conserve the battery life where possible. IBIS) image stabilization, and a 2x to 3x boost in autofocus performance thanks to the LiDAR sensor that everyone expects to see on both of the Pro models-similar to the sensor on the newest iPad Pro . (more...)
New rumour suggests that Samsung is working on three new foldable devices New rumour suggests that Samsung is working on three new foldable devices
- May 11, 2020

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 vary to be a number of months away from its supposed launch window; however we've already seen a number of leaks to this point. It will also have a slightly increased 2345 x 1080 resolution, so the PPI remains 401. Some devices are even sporting 120Hz refresh rate displays while others go as high as 144Hz. (more...)
Locked-down California sends mail-in ballots to every voter Locked-down California sends mail-in ballots to every voter
- May 11, 2020

When you return your ballot, that also should be in a postage-paid envelope. Return postage of the ballots will be prepaid. However, there was a big difference this year: Mail ballots are not going just to those who asked for them, but to all active registered voters. (more...)
Facebook and Google employees allowed to work from home until 2021 Facebook and Google employees allowed to work from home until 2021
- May 11, 2020

The virus, which has so far infected more than 3.8 million people worldwide, has forced tight closures in most countries and changed the way businesses operate, and homework has become the new norm. At the time Facebook gave employees $1,000 (£807) bonuses for their work-from-home and childcare costs. At the moment, only 5pc of Google employees are working onsite according to Pichai. (more...)
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sales begin on May 12 in India Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sales begin on May 12 in India
- May 11, 2020

On Mi.com and Amazon.in , Xiaomi confirms that the first sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be held on May 12. The publication also claims that the handset will be available in four color options: White, Purple, Grey, and Blue. It will ship with Android 10 OS which will be layered with MIUI 11 skin atop. Poco X2 offers a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with 2400x1080 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. (more...)
This Thunderbolt bug could let hackers crack your device in minutes This Thunderbolt bug could let hackers crack your device in minutes
- May 11, 2020

The security flaw means that it is possible for a hacker with physical access to a computer to copy data even if the files are encrypted and the computer is locked. According to the researcher, this method of attack requires physical access to the device, therefore port connectivity such as Thunderbolt can be exploited for this breach. (more...)

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