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IPhone users can now post voice messages on Twitter IPhone users can now post voice messages on Twitter
- June 20, 2020

Here's an example from our very own Transport Minister. Some are loving the new feature , others not so much. Most are just amused at the possibilities. The feature is an additional way to circumvent Twitter's 280-character limit on single tweets. The micro-blogging platform said users will be able to create a voice tweet using a new "wavelengths" icon on the Tweet composer screen. (more...)
Apple to shut shops again after Covid-19 spike Apple to shut shops again after Covid-19 spike
- June 20, 2020

According to reports from Bloomberg News and CNBC , the 11 stores that will be closing are located in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and SC. "These are not decisions we rush into - and a store opening in no way means that we won't take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant", O'Brien had said. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset to bring 5G to mid-range smartphones Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset to bring 5G to mid-range smartphones
- June 20, 2020

Snapdragon 690 is based on an octa-core CPU (8 Kyro 560 cores with frequency up to 2GHz), accompanied by the Adreno 619L GPU which promises a 60% improvement compared to previous generations. With the processor, Qualcomm is enabling off-the-shelf system-on-module solutions and flexible chip-on-board designs. Qualcomm also says its solutions can be adapted for both commercial and industrial-grade projects. (more...)
USA says no to direct Chinese cable connection to Hong Kong USA says no to direct Chinese cable connection to Hong Kong
- June 20, 2020

Team Telecom , an interagency task force that scrutinizes foreign investment into the United States' telecom networks, expressed concerns that the cable link with Hong Kong would expose US communications traffic to collection by the Chinese regime, according to a justice department statement. (more...)
Twitter flags Trump's tweet of doctored 'racist baby' video Twitter flags Trump's tweet of doctored 'racist baby' video
- June 20, 2020

The video Trump shared begins with footage of the boys running set to ominous music, with a fake misspelled CNN caption reading, "Terrified todler runs from racist baby". In other words, it looks like Trump's tweet containing the altered media was created to lend credence to his frequent claim that CNN churns out "fake news". (more...)
Galaxy A21s With 48MP Quad Camera Setup, 5000mAh Battery Unveiled In India Galaxy A21s With 48MP Quad Camera Setup, 5000mAh Battery Unveiled In India
- June 20, 2020

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A21s in India. With the weakening of the lockdown and the need for private individuals to buy new cell phones, Samsung released another cell phone with an expense plan, in which the main features would attract the youth in the majority. (more...)
Horizon Forbidden West Aiming for 2021 Release, No Loading Screens Horizon Forbidden West Aiming for 2021 Release, No Loading Screens
- June 20, 2020

The game includes deep valleys, ruined cities, and deserts; opening up the map, booting the game, fast travelling, and restarting a checkpoint will be nearly instant with virtually no loading screens. Unfortunately, Guerrilla Games confirmed on Wednesday that Forbidden West won't launch in 2020. And with the additional power of the PlayStation 5 , we can make that even more detailed, more vibrant and more immersive. (more...)
Ford Mustang Mach 1 First Look Review: An Icon Returns Ford Mustang Mach 1 First Look Review: An Icon Returns
- June 20, 2020

The American Auto giant confirmed this by adding a video of the upcoming model on its official YouTube channel. In North America, the new Mach 1 effectively bridges the gap between the standard Mustang GT and uprated Shelby models, offering unique aerodynamic enhancements (and thus increased downforce), "competition-capable" suspension upgrades and an updated cabin. (more...)
Respawn Entertainment Launches Apex Legends On Switch This Fall Respawn Entertainment Launches Apex Legends On Switch This Fall
- June 20, 2020

Yes, Respawn Entertainment's latest first-person shooter will be coming to the Switch this Fall . It's coming to both platforms this "fall" (September through November). The event includes an "Armed and Dangerous Evolved" limited time mode, plus a new Crypto Town takeover. However, while the upcoming event is exciting, lots of fans are impatiently awaiting the arrival of crossplay between PS4, Xbox One , Nintendo Switch , and PC. (more...)
This app will automatically record your conversation when you get pulled over This app will automatically record your conversation when you get pulled over
- June 20, 2020

Upon saying "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over ", any music that may be playing is paused and the screen's brightness is dimmed while the phone's "do not disturb" capability is turned on. "The police these days in many places have body cams, so this could be the civilian equivalent". All you have to do to activate it is say, "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over ". (more...)
The Next Google Stadia Connect Set For July The Next Google Stadia Connect Set For July
- June 20, 2020

Today, Google is providing a new Stadia Premiere Edition starter kit for $99, which comes with the company's Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle and the Stadia Controller you'll need to get a handle on it from your own couch, and which also works attached to a phone or wirelessly with a computer. (more...)
New Pokemon mobile games are not about catching monsters New Pokemon mobile games are not about catching monsters
- June 20, 2020

Pokemon Cafe Mix will be a puzzle game with in-app purchases. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented millions of Pokemon players to continue to play the AR game due to obvious reasons, but that's about to change. The game is now in development for Nintendo Switch, and is listed as "coming soon". Players can recruit pokemon to build their very own cafe but have to complete puzzles to serve the flawless dishes to customers. (more...)
Australia under 'malicious' cyberattack from state actor Australia under 'malicious' cyberattack from state actor
- June 20, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the attack , which is ongoing, affects a number of organisations within "government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure". (more...)
Qualcomm launches 5G, AI-enabled robotics platform Qualcomm launches 5G, AI-enabled robotics platform
- June 20, 2020

Following the launch of this chipset, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global , Juho Sarvikas teased an unannounced smartphone running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC. Snapdragon 690 is a chipset that essentially brings numerous high-end 5G mobile experiences to cheaper, budget phones . "We're committed to expand 5G into our portfolio and we will rely on the new Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform to continue to do it", said Sergio Buniac, president, Motorola Mobility. (more...)
Apple defends App Store amidst anti-trust investigations Apple defends App Store amidst anti-trust investigations
- June 20, 2020

Apple has also justified its massive 30% cut describing how they are essentially facilitating an industry worth over $500 billion in payments. The rejection came after the European Commission announced a series of antitrust investigations into Apple , including one relating to the company's policy on in-app purchases. (more...)
Asus ROG Phone 3 leaked in video along with new features, specifications
- June 19, 2020

Last year Asus collaborated with Tencent Games to released a Tencent branded version of the ROG Phone II , that was only sold in China, which came with pre-loaded Tencent content. It seems that the device would arrive with a triple rear camera setup and that the main shooter will be a 64MP Quad Bayer camera, but there's no official information about the other two camera lenses. (more...)
Oculus Quest VR adds hand tracking for one-year anniversary Oculus Quest VR adds hand tracking for one-year anniversary
- June 19, 2020

Your first chance to go controller-free with the Oculus Quest will come in the form of playing Waltz of the Wizard , Elixir and The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets , or watching Gloomy Eyes and The Line . Some 10 Quest titles each generated more than $2 million in revenues. Zuckerberg has stated coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders are making VR extra engaging, though we haven't seen monetary studies masking numerous latest pandemic. (more...)
Apple WWDC 2020 link goes live on YouTube Apple WWDC 2020 link goes live on YouTube
- June 19, 2020

Even if you're not looking for a new Mac, these events are great for anyone who owns current Apple devices, since they tell you what new features will come to your iPhone 11 Pro , iPhone SE , iPad Air , Apple Watch Series 5 , MacBook Air or anything else you own - the software updates usually arrive at the end of September. (more...)
Mobile faces probe after Mobile faces probe after "IP-traffic storm" takes VoLTE network down
- June 19, 2020

T-Mobile is the third largest provider in the U.S. Behind AT&T and Verizon . "This is something that happens on every mobile network, so we've worked with our vendors to build redundancy and resiliency to make sure that these types of circuit failures don't affect customers", T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray said in a release . (more...)
DOJ Proposes Limiting Internet Firms' Protections DOJ Proposes Limiting Internet Firms' Protections
- June 19, 2020

On Wednesday, Democratic FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, a self-described skeptic of Mr. Trump's executive order , urged Republicans to bring their proposals forward quickly, so affected companies don't find themselves facing uncertainty during campaign season. (more...)

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