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Ontario confirms notable spike in COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths Ontario confirms notable spike in COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths
- June 04, 2020

The ICON program is an important step towards bridging the digital divide in Ontario". "We're actually doing quite well in eastern Ontario". The province will fund a portion of each approved project. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Watson said he is pushing the premier on giving Ottawa more freedom. Redden said the county is aiming "for full access to high speed broadband services (at least at the CRTC minimum of 50Mbps / 10Mbs) as our fundamental infrastructure requirement for all of our ... (more...)
Google announces several new features coming to Pixel smartphones Google announces several new features coming to Pixel smartphones
- June 04, 2020

When it's enabled, Bedtime mode uses DND (Do Not Disturb) to silence notifications, calls, and texts during sleep. It's technically a Google Clock update, though, so you don't need the June update to get the features. In the morning, they can wake up with their favorite track or with a gradually brighter screen with Sunrise Alarm. One of the best things about owning a Google Pixel device is the security patches that arrive every month, allowing you to sleep well knowing that your phone ... (more...)
Google faces $5bn lawsuit in United States for tracking 'private' internet use Google faces $5bn lawsuit in United States for tracking 'private' internet use
- June 04, 2020

The lawsuit seeks $5,000 for every potential affected user, who apparently number 1 million. Google has denied the claims brought against it in the lawsuit. Since private browsing modes often disable browser add-ons by default, including those that block traffic or add extra layers of privacy, it can be easier for websites and companies to track certain data if you are using incognito mode. (more...)
Astronauts speak from ISS after Crew Dragon launch Astronauts speak from ISS after Crew Dragon launch
- June 04, 2020

But it's not the only piece of SpaceX hardware worthy of applause, as the company's Falcon 9 rocket that actually sent the crew into space successfully landed back on Earth shortly after the launch and has now been brought back home. Saturday's launch is the first lift-off of the spacecraft after around nine years in SpaceX's demo-2 while Boeing's first flight isn't ready until next year. (more...)
Snapchat Will No Longer Promote President Trump’s Account Snapchat Will No Longer Promote President Trump’s Account
- June 04, 2020

A spokesman said: "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America". (more...)
This wallpaper image could cause your phone to crash This wallpaper image could cause your phone to crash
- June 03, 2020

When set as a wallpaper, the image is crashing Android devices with several complaining their smartphone is stuck in a boot loop or can not progress from the bootloader screen. The problem is thought to affect nearly all Android smartphones , apart from those running the new Android 11 beta. Android Authority writes that the installation image as Wallpaper did not affect Huawei Mate Pro 20, but led to the failure of a Google Pixel 2. (more...)
Vivo X50 Series Launching in India Soon, Vivo India CEO Reveals Vivo X50 Series Launching in India Soon, Vivo India CEO Reveals
- June 03, 2020

All three 5G handsets come with a hole-punch display design. Both phones lack a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Vivo X50 Pro Plus has a 6.56-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display which curves on both sides, has a 60Hz refresh rate, and a punch-hole cutout for the phone's selfie shooter. (more...)
Sega announces Game Gear Micro Sega announces Game Gear Micro
- June 03, 2020

It will be available in black , blue , yellow and red , and each colour will include four different games. If you do opt to buy all four colors of the Game Gear Micro , which can be bought as part of one convenient package for 27,255 yen (about $250), you'll get a Big Window Micro lens that mounts on the console to make its screen usable to human beings. (more...)
Samsung launches two Galaxy M series smartphones priced under ₹15,000 Samsung launches two Galaxy M series smartphones priced under ₹15,000
- June 03, 2020

The Galaxy M11, on the other hand, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage. As a reminder, the Galaxy A31 packs a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 processor . (more...)
Global smartphone sales declined 20% in Q1 2020: Gartner Global smartphone sales declined 20% in Q1 2020: Gartner
- June 03, 2020

As Techcrunch points out, the Gartner's latest report says the global smartphone market dipped by 20.2% versus the same time previous year, and its major cause is obviously the COVID-19. Smartphone sales declined by 20.2% in the first quarter of 2020, with all of the top five smartphone makers seeing sales drop except for Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi. (more...)
Tim Sweeney wants to bring Epic Games Store to Android and iOS Tim Sweeney wants to bring Epic Games Store to Android and iOS
- June 03, 2020

Perhaps most interesting is that there are no plans for future Total War titles to be Epic Games Store exclusives. "If you're not into games like Satisfactory, you're not going to go out and spend money to buy Satisfactory". " It was a hard decision, and you can be assured that there were a lot of differing opinions in the studio, and a lot of discussions about it - which largely focussed on what it would mean for you, the players". (more...)
Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama
- June 03, 2020

It was followed by a joint cordon and search operation by the police, the Army's 42 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF's 180 Battalion at Saimoh Tral area of Police District Awantipora, the spokesman said. "The bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter". It is to be noted that security forces have killed five JeM terrorists in the last 24 hours. (more...)
BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed; to go on sale internationally in October BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed; to go on sale internationally in October
- June 03, 2020

Styling-wise, the vehicle stays rather true to the Concept 4 that made its debut past year, with the main point of controversy being the large kidney grille at the front. It will continue with the unique 4 Laserlight LED headlights. The third petrol engine will be the 4 Series' range topping coupe. On the inside, the 4 Series also gets a new layout. (more...)
Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode
- June 03, 2020

This helps Google learn about users' friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the " most intimate and potentially embarrassing things " they search for online, the complaint said. The statute provides users with the right to sue if their private communications are intercepted. Some users believe that their search history is not being tracked when using Incognito Mode, but Google say this is not the case. (more...)
Google’s New Android TV Dongle Revealed in New Report Google’s New Android TV Dongle Revealed in New Report
- June 03, 2020

Based on the images, Google's new streaming dongle has taken on an oblong shape, but retains numerous same design cues from previous versions - namely the embossed G in the middle of the device and the all-matte colored exterior. The report further gives us a quick look at the new content-focused Android TV , similar to Xiaomi's Patchwall UI with personalized recommendations, Movies, Apps, and other tabs on top. (more...)
Google takes down Indian 'Remove China' app Google takes down Indian 'Remove China' app
- June 03, 2020

Moreover, it is the no.1 app on the Google Play Store in the "Top Free" category for India . Remove China Apps gained popularity in India amid rising anti-China sentiment after Chinese soldiers moved into what India sees its territory along the disputed Himalayan border between the two countries. (more...)
Apple Awards Hacker $100,000 for Discovering 'Sign in with Apple' Vulnerability Apple Awards Hacker $100,000 for Discovering 'Sign in with Apple' Vulnerability
- June 03, 2020

For the discovery and coordinated disclosure, Apple has awarded Jain $100,000 as a part of its bug bounty program. A hacker only needed to know the email address associated with an Apple ID to get a validated token and obtain access to the account. (more...)
Facebook now allows users to hide older posts Facebook now allows users to hide older posts
- June 03, 2020

In addition to letting users delete posts in bulk, the update - which expands on Facebook's "Manage Activity function" - will also give people the option to sort their posts by a time range. With an easily traceable digital paper trail, you might not want those out in the public square. That way, the photo or message won't vanish altogether, but no one else will be able to see it on your profile. (more...)
Virginia Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters on Knees Asking Not to Shoot Virginia Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters on Knees Asking Not to Shoot
- June 03, 2020

Following nights of heated and violent nationwide protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and activated the state National Guard to assist local law enforcement in quelling "escalating violence across the commonwealth". (more...)
Iron Man VR demo out now, PlayStation VR bundles incoming Iron Man VR demo out now, PlayStation VR bundles incoming
- June 03, 2020

Ahead of its July release , developer Camouflaj and publisher Sony have announced a demo of Marvel's Iron Man VR for PSVR is now available on the PSN to download for free. will only be getting the full scale bundle mentioned about. "And don't forget that there are hundreds of PS VR games and experiences now available worldwide, with many new games on the horizon". (more...)

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