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Twitter hack: Musk, Gates, Apple and more hit by Bitcoin scam Twitter hack: Musk, Gates, Apple and more hit by Bitcoin scam
- July 16, 2020

In a matter of a few minutes, the tweet was deleted, confirming the suspicion. His account apparently tweeted out the same bitcoin wallet address. Only going on for 30 minutes! "We are giving back to our community". You send $1,000 and I will send #$2,000 back! Instead, it uses the Twitter account to push ads. While Gates is generally reserved with his posts on Twitter, Musk's unfiltered rants, tirades and musings have been viciously popular in the past. (more...)
Apple Wins EU Court Case over $15 Billion in Claimed Taxes Apple Wins EU Court Case over $15 Billion in Claimed Taxes
- July 15, 2020

Mark Redmond, chief executive of American Chamber, said it had fully supported the Government's decision to appeal the original ruling. But the Luxembourg-based general court said on Wednesday that "the commission did not succeed in showing to the requisite legal standard that there was an advantage". (more...)
Sony boost PlayStation 5 production due to the COVID-19 pandemic Sony boost PlayStation 5 production due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- July 15, 2020

The agency Bloomberg , citing sources familiar with Sony's plans, explains that the continued self-isolation in many countries of the world gives reasons for optimism for the Japanese company. Much of Sony's consoles are produced in China and shipped worldwide, a process that can take months when shipped via sea to the U.S. and Europe. The impact of the pandemic on the sale of game consoles in the past six months has already been felt by Nintendo, which faced a shortage of Switch ... (more...)
SiriusXM to buy Stitcher podcast business for up to $325M SiriusXM to buy Stitcher podcast business for up to $325M
- July 15, 2020

The satellite radio broadcaster said that upon closing, it will pay USD265 million to Scripps, adding that under the agreement, it will pay up to a further USD60 million in additional contingent payments dependent on Stitcher achieving certain financial metrics in 2020 and 2021. (more...)
Google, Reliance Jio to Collaborate on ‘Affordable 5G Smartphones’ Google, Reliance Jio to Collaborate on ‘Affordable 5G Smartphones’
- July 15, 2020

Last month Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, said it is investing about $1.5bn in Jio in return for a 2.32 per cent stake. The company is also working to resolve the issue of shortage in teachers as well issues around untrained teachers through the "Embibe" platform where students can pick content of any class and improve their learnings, she added . (more...)
Oppo 125W Flash Charge finally unveiled Oppo 125W Flash Charge finally unveiled
- July 15, 2020

Meanwhile, Oppo has been working on reducing the size of its fast chargers for easier portability, and today also unveiled a 50W mini-SuperVOOC charger and 110W Flash Charger. Both of these charging technologies are "commercial ready" but Oppo has not revealed which smartphone will be the first to support the 125W Super Flash Charge and 65W AirVOOC wireless charging. (more...)
Google Play Pass Is Finally Coming to Australia Google Play Pass Is Finally Coming to Australia
- July 15, 2020

This isn't exactly news, since there are supposed to be new titles added to it on a monthly basis. What's new with Google Play Pass? The service is adding more than 150 titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Golf Peaks. Because Play Pass didn't rely as heavily on exclusives and included non-game apps, it was able to offer a larger catalog than Apple Arcade did at launch. (more...)
Apple may owe you $25-here's how to find out Apple may owe you $25-here's how to find out
- July 15, 2020

District Court for Northern California". However, to get your check, your claim must be received by October 6, 2020. However, the total payout will be between $310 million and $500 million. MySmartPrice speculates that the 6.1in iPhone 12 Max and 6.1in iPhone 12 Pro will use the same battery. However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. (more...)
Google invests $4.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms Google invests $4.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms
- July 15, 2020

Jio Platforms has raised a total of INR 118,318.45 Cr since April. Alphabet's Google joins rival Facebook , which recently put $5.7bn toward a 10 per cent stake in Jio as well as the investment arms of compatriot chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm . (more...)
OPPO's 125W Charging Is Not A Dream, It's Coming On July 15 OPPO's 125W Charging Is Not A Dream, It's Coming On July 15
- July 15, 2020

So you can basically plug in your phone if it's dead, go take a shower, get back, and it'll be on 100-percent. Not just this, Oppo's first wireless charging solution - AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charging The company's s 40W AirVOOC incredibly matches the charging speed of VOOC 4.0 Wired Flash Charging and has set the next major benchmark in wireless charging. (more...)
Realme C11, Realme 6i India launch today Realme C11, Realme 6i India launch today
- July 15, 2020

It equally supports 30W VOOC / Dart Charge devices and is also compatible with 20W, 18W, 15W and 10W devices. Alongside the new Realme C11 , the company also introduced a new power bank which seems quite interesting. Under the hood, the Realme C11 rocks an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage which is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. (more...)
Microsoft spins out 5-year-old Chinese chatbot Xiaoice Microsoft spins out 5-year-old Chinese chatbot Xiaoice
- July 14, 2020

Microsoft said in a statement that the spinoff aims to "accelerate the pace of local innovation of the Xiaobing product line" and the commercial ecosystem around it. Xiaoice plans on adding more human and social elements in the chatbot . Like all foreign companies, Microsoft has to grapple with China's censorship. (more...)
Amazon Introduces Grocery store Good Searching Carts Amazon Introduces Grocery store Good Searching Carts
- July 14, 2020

The cart, which Amazon unveiled Tuesday, July 14, 2020, uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers drop in. Other cart features include a screen at the top where customers can access a shopping list linked to their Alexa voice assistant to check items off and view their subtotal. (more...)
Judge to decide whether Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell deserves bail Judge to decide whether Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell deserves bail
- July 14, 2020

She also said she would surrender her passports and limit travel to the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY. "The Government is deeply concerned that if the defendant is bailed, the victims will be denied justice in this case", prosecutors wrote. (more...)
Juice WRLD Fans Go Off After Spotify Crash Caused By Facebook Juice WRLD Fans Go Off After Spotify Crash Caused By Facebook
- July 14, 2020

This sudden crashing was caused because of an error in Facebook Software Development Kit (SDK) which is used by nearly all apps across app store for user sign in. The Spotify app for iOS has been completely down for much of the morning. On social media, users of other apps including Pinterest also complained of their services crashing as soon as they opened them on their iPhones via Facebook. (more...)
Google Pixel 4a image accidentally leaked on Google Store, design details revealed Google Pixel 4a image accidentally leaked on Google Store, design details revealed
- July 14, 2020

Google has accidentally shown off the Pixel 4a before giving the phone a real announcement. However, it seems the Pixel 4a's launch has been delayed multiple times, with the latest rumours claiming it will be officially announced on August 3. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 genuine-entire world pictures reveal iPad Pro killer Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 genuine-entire world pictures reveal iPad Pro killer
- July 14, 2020

The external display is expected to be a 6.23-inch Super AMOLED screen. These details, and more, were revealed as several reported specifications surfaced around the Galaxy Fold successor. At the end of June there was information about a more affordable version of the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S20, subtitled Fan Edition. Moreover, Samsung is gearing up for one of its biggest launches ever, announcing the most devices in a single event during the Unpacked event in August. (more...)
Hong Kong opposition primary draws 600,000 in 'protest' vote Hong Kong opposition primary draws 600,000 in 'protest' vote
- July 14, 2020

The city's pro-democracy bloc held the primary on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to winnow down their candidate list ahead of elections for the city's Legislative Council in September. "Merely speaking about the plight of Hong Kongers on an occasion like this, contradicts the new national security law", he told the hearing. Lo Kin-hei, a district councilor and vice chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, took to his Twitter to question Lam's logic in accusing politicians in the camp of ... (more...)
OnePlus Buds confirmed to launch alongside OnePlus Nord OnePlus Buds confirmed to launch alongside OnePlus Nord
- July 14, 2020

The drip feed of details has been slow but consistent since it first teased the Nord series over the past couple of weeks, but OnePlus has become one of the experts at creating social media hype around the launch of its smartphones. As per a report by GSMArena , OnePlus Buds are likely to come in black and white colour options and might look similar to the wireless Bullets earphones in terms of design. (more...)
How to get your $25 'Batterygate' settlement from Apple How to get your $25 'Batterygate' settlement from Apple
- July 14, 2020

District Court for the Northern District of California. You can apply if you owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus or an iPhone SE device that ran iOS version 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017 - the day after Apple admitted to the Batterygate problems. (more...)

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