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Google in talks with Samsung to replace Bixby with Assistant Google in talks with Samsung to replace Bixby with Assistant
- August 01, 2020

Simply having a Google account is enough to earn the 15GB storage capacity reward. The company has also found out users' behavior when majority are searching for a way to disable Bixby, preferring Google Assistant . This should make it easier to recover data if a user unknowingly breaks or loses or even upgrades their device. With Google One, you will certainly manage to maintain a duplicate of all necessary information on your tools, that include video recordings, photographes and also ... (more...)
Confirmed: Google Pixel 4a smartphone launching on Aug 3rd Confirmed: Google Pixel 4a smartphone launching on Aug 3rd
- August 01, 2020

With that, the search giant also seems to be leaving a bunch of teasers on its official Twitter account as well as its official website. It also contained a link to a new Google Store landing page with an Easter Egg that reveals an August 3rd date. (more...)
New COVID-19 notification app rolls out in Ontario New COVID-19 notification app rolls out in Ontario
- July 31, 2020

The initial rollout is only in Ontario now but officials are encouraging Canadians across the country to download the app in anticipation of more provincial and territorial health authorities signing on to use the new software. The government describes it as an exposure notification app - not a contact-tracing app - as it does not track personal data. The app works by assigning a random code to a users device and pings other users devices within a 10-metre radius through Bluetooth. (more...)
US Teenager Charged In Twitter Hack Targeting High-Profile Accounts US Teenager Charged In Twitter Hack Targeting High-Profile Accounts
- July 31, 2020

The hackers who accessed dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts in mid-July gained access to the system with an attack that tricked a handful of employees into giving up their credentials, according to a company update . Twitter said that not every employee targeted by the phishing had the authorization the attackers were looking for, but their credentials opened the door for them to figure out which additional employees they did need to target. (more...)
California amphibious vehicle accident: USA marine dead, eight missing California amphibious vehicle accident: USA marine dead, eight missing
- July 31, 2020

The Marine who died was pronounced dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, according to a statement from the I Marine Expeditionary Force . "Search and rescue efforts are still underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard". In 2017, 14 Marines and one Navy sailor were hospitalized after their amphibious assault vehicle hit a natural gas line, igniting a fire that engulfed the landing craft during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, the sprawling coastal Marine Corps base north ... (more...)
EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean and Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean and Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks
- July 31, 2020

They also included suspects said to be involved in the major cyber assaults known by the nicknames " WannaCry ", "NotPetya" and "Operation Could Hopper". The OPCW was investigating if chemical weapons had been used in Syria. The sanctions include a travel ban and an asset freeze, the statement said, adding that European Union persons and entities are also not allowed to directly or indirectly make funds available to those targeted. (more...)
Elon Musk’s Tesla hints at supplying batteries to other Electric automakers Elon Musk’s Tesla hints at supplying batteries to other Electric automakers
- July 31, 2020

He even went a step further and said Tesla would be open to supplying powertrains and batteries as well. "We're just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors ". Batteries are the most expensive part of an EV, and it is not clear what kind of batteries Tesla is promising to supply. This throws light on the upcoming EV market the world over and shows that startups, too, are looking to manufacture industry-grade vehicles. (more...)
Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G Images And Specs Leaked Ahead Of Launch Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G Images And Specs Leaked Ahead Of Launch
- July 31, 2020

Some of the devices expected include the Galaxy Note 20 and a new Galaxy Z Fold 2 , which will reportedly support 5G and be a tablet-sized device. The original notch did not necessarily distract too much nor did it cut into the screen's real estate too badly, but a hole-punch could possibly help create the illusion of an edge-to-edge display. (more...)
Apple's 2020 iPhones will be Delayed Apple's 2020 iPhones will be Delayed
- July 31, 2020

All of Apple's other businesses saw sharp upticks in the quarter. "In uncertain times, this performance is a testament to the important role our products play in our customers' lives", Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a statement. (more...)
State Department Condemns Candidate Disqualification, Recent Arrests in Hong Kong State Department Condemns Candidate Disqualification, Recent Arrests in Hong Kong
- July 31, 2020

Pro-democracy candidates, like Nathan Law , have previously been stopped taking up their seats in the council, but only after they have been elected. Beijing said the law would restore stability and not impact political freedoms. The monthslong protests plunged Hong Kong into its largest ever political crisis, with clashes between protesters and police turning violent at times. (more...)
Valorant Getting New Agent Killjoy on August 4 Valorant Getting New Agent Killjoy on August 4
- July 31, 2020

FIRE to deploy a bot that hunts down enemies in range. If you want to control the map or pressure opponents to move into a particular choke point, there's also a Turret ability that will fire in a 180-degree arc. Killjoy will sign up with the cast of Valorant on August fourth. She introduces new combo opportunities with Sage's Slow Orb, or with Sova's wallbang antics using his Recon Bolt, as enemies will be taking "double damage from all sources". (more...)
Virgin Galactic reveals spaceship cabin for tourists Virgin Galactic reveals spaceship cabin for tourists
- July 31, 2020

The firm streamed the unveiling live and in virtual reality on YouTube to let people "experience the cabin" in the hope of "inspiring future astronauts". The seat is also a vital part of the design, according to the space tourism company, explaining they are made of the highest-grade aluminium and carbon-fibre. (more...)
Google Pixel 4a is Finally Coming Suggests Teaser
- July 31, 2020

Users need to tap on the boxes until they match the Google logo's ordering: blue, red, yellow, blue, green, and red. All of these words are probably to highlight the camera capability of the upcoming Pixel smartphone. But now it seems that Google is all set to launch its much-awaited Pixel 4a on August 3rd. There's a small black hole on the top left of the header indicative of a hole-punch display on the Pixel 4a. (more...)
OnePlus Nord Might Get Cheaper Variant With Trimmed Specs OnePlus Nord Might Get Cheaper Variant With Trimmed Specs
- July 31, 2020

This is according to a report from WIRED who spoke to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei who said that a Nord-branded phone will arrive in the USA market later this year, but suggested that it might not be the same version that was announced. (more...)
IPhone-Like Back Tap Coming to Xiaomi Phones Too IPhone-Like Back Tap Coming to Xiaomi Phones Too
- July 31, 2020

The option for Back Tap shows up inside "Button Shortcuts" in MIUI settings, and allows users to change the custom action for a double or triple-tap. From the screenshots listed below, you can see that there's a triple-tap on the back in addition to the double-tap. (more...)
Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller
- July 31, 2020

Canalys estimate shipments in the worldwide markets fell 27% year-on-year for Huawei , with Mainland China now accounting for 70% of the total. However, the industry tracker noted that the United States sanctions had "stifled" Huawei on the global market and that overseas sales fell by almost a third in the previous quarter. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg suggests Google and Apple are bigger threats than Facebook Mark Zuckerberg suggests Google and Apple are bigger threats than Facebook
- July 31, 2020

Facebook , which also makes most of its money from digital ads, recorded an 11 per cent increase in revenue from the prior year, the social networking company's slowest growth since going public eight years ago. Zuckerberg will also defend Facebook's acquisitions by saying the social-media platform helped companies like WhatsApp and Instagram grow. The most popular app for video is YouTube. (more...)
Jobless Claims Rise Again This Week Jobless Claims Rise Again This Week
- July 31, 2020

According to the state labor department on Thursday, the other $3.7 billion came from the state's unemployment fund, $895 million came from the federal jobless benefits for freelance workers and independent contractors, $277 million was from the federal extension for claimants who already exhausted their benefits heading into the recession, and $11 million was from the state's extended unemployment benefits. (more...)
Analogue Pocket pre-orders opening soon ahead of handheld's 2020 release date Analogue Pocket pre-orders opening soon ahead of handheld's 2020 release date
- July 31, 2020

However, pre-orders open up next month and the firm has announced some new features of the handheld console to placate impatient customers. Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges. The firm last week simply posted a picture with the message: "Jul. 27, 2020 8am PST". Although it took for a longer period than anticipated, the Analogue Pocket is lastly on its way. (more...)
Comcast beats revenue expectations as broadband growth offsets pandemic hit Comcast beats revenue expectations as broadband growth offsets pandemic hit
- July 31, 2020

Stripping out one-time items, earnings were 69 cents per share. The company's NBCUniversal segment, which includes theme parks, took the biggest hit due to COVID-19. "NBCUniversal successfully launched Peacock in Cable's footprint in April, ahead of the streaming service's USA nationwide launch earlier this month, with 10 million sign-ups to date", Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts stated during the earnings report. (more...)

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