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No IFA for Samsung this Year No IFA for Samsung this Year
- July 03, 2020

The move is not specific to IFA. "After all the event cancellations during the past months, our industry urgently needs a platform where it can showcase its innovation so that it can recover and rebound". But things have changed since May. Samsung may be the first huge company to pass on IFA this year, but it's unlikely to be the last. Still, Samsung skipping IFA 2020 is a fairly big blow to the show. (more...)
Google Discontinues Pixel 3a With No Pixel 4a to Replace It
- July 03, 2020

It said it's completed sales, and that the phone would only be available from some partners "while supplies last". It is on Amazon, for now, however. But if you'll allow me to speculate...what probably happened is that like a lot of other recent gadgets, production delays forced Google to postpone the Pixel 4a's intended release window. (more...)
HKSAR LegCo President: Most Hong Kong residents welcome national security law HKSAR LegCo President: Most Hong Kong residents welcome national security law
- July 03, 2020

And Canada changed its travel advice to Hong Kong , saying the new law "increased the risk of arbitrary detention on national security grounds and possible extradition to mainland China ". Almost 3 million city residents who hold British national overseas status (BNO) have been promised the right to settle in the United Kingdom by Boris Johnson , and are waiting for details on the new scheme. (more...)
Mumbai's 2-km radius diktat: Cops seize over 16,000 vehicles on Monday Mumbai's 2-km radius diktat: Cops seize over 16,000 vehicles on Monday
- July 03, 2020

However, the onus is on the people to realise the seriousness of the pandemic and follow all the safety and social distancing measures at all times. A senior police official stated on Sunday that permission to transcend the radius of two kilometers is just for workplace or medical emergency. (more...)
Texas Makes Face Masks Compulsory in Reversal by Governor Texas Makes Face Masks Compulsory in Reversal by Governor
- July 03, 2020

In a roughly seven-minute video released Thursday, Abbott said spikes are not just limited to big cities, noting that more than 91 counties have hit record-high numbers in the past three days. There are exceptions for people who have a medical condition or disability, who are exercising outdoors, or who are participating in a religious service or voting. (more...)
New EvilQuest macOS ransomware is a smokescreen for other threats New EvilQuest macOS ransomware is a smokescreen for other threats
- July 03, 2020

At this point, it appears that EvilQuest is exclusively being distributed through torrenting websites and pirated software. There are also two apps that can mitigate the risks of EvilQuest for users. Even if you paid the ransom, the attackers could still wreak havoc. If you have a cloud service that provides versioning or the ability to restore from older backups, you could get some of these back, but they're ultimately no replacement for actual regular offline backups. (more...)
Hands-On With watchOS 7's Sleep Tracking, Watch Face Sharing and Handwashing Monitor Hands-On With watchOS 7's Sleep Tracking, Watch Face Sharing and Handwashing Monitor
- July 03, 2020

Unfortunately, these features will be compatible only with the Apple Watch Series 3 ($199 at Apple ) or later and some features are exclusive to the Series 5. As such, the Watch's algorithm is specifically tuned for these exercises and calorie tracking is more accurate. Kevin Lynch, vice president, technologies, at Apple , told The Independent that the idea behind the feature is to help people avoid distractions before they go to bed and help them get a good night's sleep. (more...)
Hickenlooper Overcomes Ethics Scandal to Win Colorado Senate Primary Hickenlooper Overcomes Ethics Scandal to Win Colorado Senate Primary
- July 03, 2020

Charles Booker. Why it matters: Hickenlooper will now face off against Sen. Hickenlooper, the establishment's choice to pit vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner and a candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, repeatedly stumbled ahead of Tuesday's primary election, including activists angry at a clumsy response about Black Lives Matter and the Commission on Colorado Independent Ethics Finding The Former Governor twice violated ethics laws in 2018. (more...)
Dinosaur in your living room Dinosaur in your living room
- July 03, 2020

You can use Google Search to find 3D models of animals, planets, astronauts, and even cell models and view them as though they were inside your own home. Unlike lions or tigers or bears, augmented reality dinosaurs pose a unique technical challenge due to their massive size. A few weeks ago we offered you a complete list of 3D animals and other figures that you can see in the search engine, so if you are curious and have not yet experimented with this function, be sure to check it out. (more...)
The Steam Summer Sale has launched a permanent Points Shop The Steam Summer Sale has launched a permanent Points Shop
- July 02, 2020

All of this is to serve buying games on Steam and the Summer Sale itself. From massive deals that consoles publishers frankly aren't inclined to match to a massive repository of titles that you frankly won't live long enough to explore, Valve's Steam platform is consistently one of the standing reasons to experience the wondrous world of PC gaming. (more...)
Samsung could launch a $900 foldable smartphone next year Samsung could launch a $900 foldable smartphone next year
- July 02, 2020

The same is true about the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition as well. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition has been launched in India at a price of Rs 14,990 (the regular Galaxy Buds+ sell for Rs 10,490). According to GSMA, "The reason we're not looking at an earlier arrival is that Samsung wants to concentrate on the development of the Galaxy Note20 family due to the sluggish performance of the Galaxy S20 lineup". (more...)
UK police arrest ‘iconic’ criminals in biggest ever operation after encryption breakthrough UK police arrest ‘iconic’ criminals in biggest ever operation after encryption breakthrough
- July 02, 2020

He said: "This has been one of Police Scotland's most significant operations, combining the knowledge and resources of local policing with the service's enhanced national capabilities". On June 13, EncroChat realized their platform had been compromised, and told its members to throw away their phones. The Met Police said it had arrested some of the capital's "longest-standing and most risky criminals", who are linked to violent crime and importing Class A drugs, and "lead lavish lifestyles ... (more...)
Russian citizens in London queue to get inside embassy for constitution vote Russian citizens in London queue to get inside embassy for constitution vote
- July 02, 2020

Under the current constitutional provisions, President Putin would have to step down in 2024, after his second six-year term expires. Ads for the vote barely mentioned that it would reset term limits for Putin. Although the Russian Parliament passed the amendments to the constitution weeks ago, Putin insisted on having the population approve his stay. The referendum had originally been scheduled for April 22, but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India
- July 02, 2020

TikTok , the most popular app among the 59 apps blocked by India, has been particularly hit by New Delhi's order. Visiting TikTok app or mobile website in India now returns an error that states TikTok is in the process of complying with New Delhi's order. (more...)
POCO M2 Pro will launch on July 7 in India POCO M2 Pro will launch on July 7 in India
- July 02, 2020

Poco revealed this information on its official Twitter handle. The smartphone has also been teased on Flipkart , hinting that it will be available for purchase on Flipkart . Rumours about an upcoming M-series smartphone from Poco have been widespread for a while now and last month the same handset was spotted on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification websites. (more...)
Pennsylvania Extends Unemployment Benefits Pennsylvania Extends Unemployment Benefits
- July 02, 2020

The newly-enacted program extends those benefits further if they are exhausted. This is for the extra $600 every week, on top of what states already offer for unemployment. What about the people who are unemployed and can't get back to work? They do not need to contact an agent or reapply for benefits. Alabamians can start claiming the benefits July 5th - as long as they have used up both their regular unemployment compensation benefits AND Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation ... (more...)
Samsung may have leaked the Note 20 Ultra on its own website Samsung may have leaked the Note 20 Ultra on its own website
- July 02, 2020

Either way, after years of rose gold being featured on tonnes of gadgets, it's nice to see that copper is making a comeback, and if the Note 20 ends up looking anything like it does on these leaked pictures, Samsung could have a real head-turner on its hands. (more...)
Xbox Series S has faster CPU than PS5 and supports ray tracing Xbox Series S has faster CPU than PS5 and supports ray tracing
- July 02, 2020

Part of that is the Steam Game Festival which brought 900-some demos to PC a few weeks ago. The Xbox One Summer Game Fest demo event will run from July 21-27, 2020. It's likely the Summer Game Fest Demo Event uses Microsoft's extensive cloud and streaming tech to host these demos and allow players to quickly access them during the event week, and it could offer us a peek at the future of gaming conventions and getting playable builds of games into more players' hands. (more...)
Clips suggest Dr Disrespect received Twitch ban live on air Clips suggest Dr Disrespect received Twitch ban live on air
- July 02, 2020

The tweet revealed that the personality's channel had been taken down from the site. Streaming star Dr. Disrespect has spoken out about his recent ban from Twitch . However, something seems different now, if only because of the mystery surrounding the ban. While the streaming community has been stewing on it the whole weekend, in reality it's only been a couple of days since Twitch handed down that decision. (more...)
Fortnite Leaves Early Access Fortnite Leaves Early Access
- July 02, 2020

As well as Save the World , both Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative will have their legacy Early Access tags removed. Epic also stated that the development of new content for Save the World would be slowing down. Ultimate Edition owners will be granted the new Metal Team Leader Pack and 8,000 V-Bucks". Epic suggests that that label was "a holdover from our initial Save the World launch", although it's always been suggested that the decision has been at least partly fuelled by the ... (more...)

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