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Google tests voice confirmation for some purchases made through Google Assistant Google tests voice confirmation for some purchases made through Google Assistant
- May 27, 2020

If a vendor supports it, you can make payments through your Google Assistant , but now it requires you to verify yourself using your fingerprint or face match - assuming you are in a country that supports it (Australia doesn't, yet). However, since Payments on Assistant aren't available in India, I was unable to check this out for myself. A previous support document here that made no mention of the feature as of last December has also been updated to include Voice Match as confirmation ... (more...)
New Galaxy Note 20 Plus leak shows similar design to Note 10 New Galaxy Note 20 Plus leak shows similar design to Note 10
- May 27, 2020

Serial tech leakers, Onleaks and Pigtou , have offered consumers a closer look at what claims to be the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus , following new high-resolution renders. from January 2020 to March 2020. As with any leak: It is important to note that these are not official renders. According to the report, the Note 20 Plus will be 10.7mm thick with the camera bump. (more...)
Trump adviser says China making 'big mistake' on Hong Kong Trump adviser says China making 'big mistake' on Hong Kong
- May 27, 2020

Many shops, bank branches and office buildings closed early. Police were seen rounding up dozens of people, making them sit on a sidewalk and then searching them. "This is legislation that directly affects us", said Ryan Tsang, a hotel manager. The NPC's decision will halt foreign-backed subversive activities of the secessionists, make those responsible for turmoil accountable, give Hong Kong residents a chance to enjoy the benefits of long-term stability and prosperity, and accelerate the ... (more...)
Google outlines plan to get some employees back to the office Google outlines plan to get some employees back to the office
- May 27, 2020

Google had allowed their employees to work from home in early March. Pichai notes that the company will give each Googler a sum of $1,000 (or the equivalent value in their country) as an allowance to cover the expense of furniture and other necessary equipment such as computing machines while they work from home. (more...)
Realme 6s, with 90Hz display and 48MP quad camera, launched Realme 6s, with 90Hz display and 48MP quad camera, launched
- May 27, 2020

The Realme X3 SuperZoom comes with a 6.6-inch FullHD screen and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The phone also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which will ensure the device is durable. -On the front the Realme X3 Super Zoom includes two cameras . The periscope lens offers 5x optical zoom or 60x digital zoom and optical image stabilisation (OIS). (more...)
Sony Xperia 1 II launches in July for *cough* $1,200 Sony Xperia 1 II launches in July for *cough* $1,200
- May 27, 2020

To put it bluntly, Sony will have a hard time convincing anyone to buy this phone at this price, and that's even when you take into account the free WF-1000XM3 earbuds (a $200 value) you get if you pre-order the phone before June 28. For photography, there's a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera alongside a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. (more...)
IPhone 12 release may be pushed back to October or November IPhone 12 release may be pushed back to October or November
- May 27, 2020

Some of Apple's upcoming 5G iPhones could see a delay in production, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note shared with investors. mmWave models, which will feature the fastest 5G functionality, have a "potential delay risk" and may launch outside of the normal timeline. (more...)
Names of three men charged with balcony murder Names of three men charged with balcony murder
- May 27, 2020

Three men aged 18, 20 and 22 are charged with murder, armed robbery and deprivation of liberty. "During the course of the evening, the three main offenders have robbed the victim and his friend at knifepoint and the victim has attempted to escape and gone over the balcony", Superintendent Smith alleged. (more...)
Numerous Apple iOS App Fishy Updates Are Being Re-Issued Numerous Apple iOS App Fishy Updates Are Being Re-Issued
- May 27, 2020

This should not be confused with unlocking a phone that was purchased from a provider and could be locked in that operator's network right away. There is a possibility that Apple already fixed this issue along with the issue of people not being able to open their apps after updating to iOS 13.5. (more...)
Huawei now relies on MediaTek chips, SoC orders increased by 300% Huawei now relies on MediaTek chips, SoC orders increased by 300%
- May 26, 2020

Given the doubt, Huawei Mate's next-generation, high-performance processor, the Kirin 1020, was finally guaranteed to produce. Reports over the past few months have claimed the flagship will be powered by Huawei's next-gen premium SoC, the Kirin 1020, but that may not be the case. (more...)
Samsung upgrades security chip solution for mobile Samsung upgrades security chip solution for mobile
- May 26, 2020

This latest offering , which is described as a standalone turnkey security solution is made up of two elements - a secure element chip and enhanced security software - that's created to work in tandem to help protect against a number of smartphone-related transactions such as booting, isolated storage, mobile payments. (more...)
Electrocardiogram Monitoring Cleared for Galaxy Watch Active2 Electrocardiogram Monitoring Cleared for Galaxy Watch Active2
- May 26, 2020

So it was only a matter of time before Samsung followed suit on the feature . But yours... can't check to see whether you have atrial fibrillation (AFib). The Apple watch is created to track ECG and to alert users when they exhibit a low heart rate or irregular heart rhythms . It'll pop out whether users have a sinus rhythm (things are normal) or AFib (time to head to the doctor) immediately afterwards. (more...)
Google working on end-to-end encryption for RCS Messages Google working on end-to-end encryption for RCS Messages
- May 26, 2020

Google is now testing an app update to its newest Messages app that would bring the security functionality over to Android default texting. The struggle now is going to be for Google to get everyone on Messages, since most phone OEMs ship their own messages apps. (more...)
Redmi Earbuds S With Game Mode Launched In India At Rs. 1,799 Redmi Earbuds S With Game Mode Launched In India At Rs. 1,799
- May 26, 2020

The earphones themselves weigh just 4.1g each, making these among the lightest true wireless earphones available today. The case weighs close to 35 grams and houses the earbuds when not in use. In terms of codec support, the Redmi Earbuds S use the SBC codec, and also support a low-latency mode which is useful when gaming on a smartphone. This will come in super handy for the PUBG Mobile fanatics of our country. (more...)
Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store
- May 26, 2020

It's not often that we see full-priced games being given away free of charge with no strings attached. If you like strategy video games, take the opportunity and enjoy this popular saga without paying a single euro. But if you never picked it up before, there's no better time than now for the low cost of free. Use your units to explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures. (more...)
Realme X3 SuperZoom's design and key specifications confirmed Realme X3 SuperZoom's design and key specifications confirmed
- May 26, 2020

Specifically aimed towards mobile gaming, the smartphone comes with Snapdragon 865 chipset and 5G support. Pricing and availability of the Realme X50 Pro Player in Gray will be announced soon. The X50 Pro Player edition features vapor cooling technology to keep temps in control and to limit throttling. Wi-Fi 6, less latency, Dolby Audio, and Hi-Red Audioalso some notable features. (more...)
This is what the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ could look like This is what the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ could look like
- May 26, 2020

The list of internal components should also include a MediaTek Helio P65 chipset paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. In addition to Galaxy M01 , Samsung Galaxy M11 is also said to arrive around the same time in the country. The OneUI based Android 10 OS comes preloaded on the smartphone. The Awesome Battery consists of a generous 5,000mAh unit with 15W fast charging capabilities. (more...)
For Pac-Man's 40th birthday, Nvidia uses AI to make new levels For Pac-Man's 40th birthday, Nvidia uses AI to make new levels
- May 26, 2020

Neural networks try to imitate some of what the human brain does so that analogy isn't totally off, but Nvidia could use GameGAN to imitate moves in piloting future autonomic vehicles, among other machines. The most logical assumption is that the tool was developed by integrating deep knowledge about the engine of other games. For starters, Bandai Namco itself has encouraged fans to celebrate in their own way with a new promotional campaign, a store sale , and several official ... (more...)
United States threatens sanctions over China's proposed national security laws for Hong Kong United States threatens sanctions over China's proposed national security laws for Hong Kong
- May 26, 2020

United States lawmakers, in turn, have moved to impose sanctions on Chinese officials complicit in "violating Hong Kong's independence". The communique issued at the time said the party would "build and improve a legal system and enforcement mechanism to defend national security" in Hong Kong. (more...)
RedmiBook laptop to launch with 65W charging adaptor on May 26 RedmiBook laptop to launch with 65W charging adaptor on May 26
- May 26, 2020

Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing had earlier confirmed that the Redmi 10X will come with the new MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC that supports dual 5G connectivity. The remaining specs are similar to the TIMI TM1951, including 64-Bit Windows 10 OS and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. Weibing recently also confirmed that the latest RedmiBook lineup will pack AMD's latest Ryzen 4000 series CPUs. (more...)

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