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Neck Gaiter Masks Might Be More Harmful Than Helpful, Study Says Neck Gaiter Masks Might Be More Harmful Than Helpful, Study Says
- August 12, 2020

When a person spoke through the fleece mask, large droplets were dispersed that dissolved into a multitude of smaller, highly transmissible droplets that could easily spread the virus. OH youngsters heading back to the classroom amid the continued rise of coronavirus cases in the state and those looking for warmer options for fall and winter may want to steer clear of popular neck gaiters, according to a new study by Duke University. (more...)
Samsung Publishes Support Pages For Galaxy M51, Launch Imminent Samsung Publishes Support Pages For Galaxy M51, Launch Imminent
- August 12, 2020

Now, Galaxy M51's support page has appeared on Samsung Russia's website . It would arrive as a top-end model in the Galaxy M family, which recently added more models including the Galaxy M31s and Galaxy M01 Core . However, Samsung delayed the launch because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company was reportedly the second biggest brand in the country's smartphone market. (more...)
TikTok tracked Android users using a trick banned by Google TikTok tracked Android users using a trick banned by Google
- August 12, 2020

The US government is able to point to China's Internet security law which requires firms to provide the Chinese Communist Party with access to user data - hence TikTok's emphatic denial of passing data. While it's a long road from collecting identifiers like MAC addresses for marketing and advertising purposes which seems to be a common practice where TikTok's parent company originates from, the revelation comes at a bad time for the app. (more...)
Mobile Phones: Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone available 10th Sept Mobile Phones: Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone available 10th Sept
- August 12, 2020

While no specs were listed we know that unfolded the Duo will sport an 8.1-inch "Fusion display", comprised of two 5.6-inch displays. Anyone still interested in picking up the Surface Duo can do so on pre-order through AT&T, Best Buy and through Microsoft's online store. (more...)
Tim Cook joins billionaires' club after rise in Apple's market cap Tim Cook joins billionaires' club after rise in Apple's market cap
- August 12, 2020

In addition, it means Cook is a rarity among billionaire CEOs, in that he did not start the company he leads. Other compensation - such as proceeds from past share sales and dividends - bring in another $650 million, and the ninth payout from Cook's equity awards should add another $100 million to Cook's wealth. (more...)
TikTok Reportedly Exploited Cryptic User Data Tactic Banned by Google
- August 12, 2020

While this practice ended in November a year ago, experts believe that the exploit was concealed by adding a hidden layer of encryption, which seems to have violated Google's policies that limit how apps track people. The analysis was reported while TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, Ltd., is facing pressure from the Trump White House over concerns that data collected through the short-form video app could help China's government track US government employees or contractors. (more...)
Xiaomi adds new features to MIUI Gallery in MIUI 12 Xiaomi adds new features to MIUI Gallery in MIUI 12
- August 12, 2020

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India back in February 2019 with some solid specifications, such as a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, and a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as the primary rear camera. (more...)
WhatsApp update could bring new wallpapers for each chat on your iPhone WhatsApp update could bring new wallpapers for each chat on your iPhone
- August 12, 2020

Everybody I know uses WhatsApp . However, there has always been a major gripe with the platform for many users (including this writer)-why can't you use the same account across multiple platforms? WhatsApp doesn't work in any other smartphone if you are using it in one. (more...)
Good news for Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 users! Good news for Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 users!
- August 12, 2020

And as a fully on-device solution, users don't have to worry about sensitive images falling into the wrong hands. The company says with Quick Switch , users can switch between a normal more and private mode for apps like Gallery, WhatsApp , and others. (more...)
The Xbox Series X Will Launch In November
- August 12, 2020

The developer attributes the delay to a number of factors, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with Studio Head Chris Lee stating that the additional time will also help 343 Industries to achieve the quality level that players expect from a Halo game. (more...)
Google to alert Android users of earthquakes before they strike Google to alert Android users of earthquakes before they strike
- August 12, 2020

Google worked with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to send quake alerts, powered by ShakeAlert, directly to Android devices in California. The server compiles this detection and location details to form a map of the potential quake. Google can then combine the data from several phones to determine the epicenter of the quake. (more...)
Bugs in Qualcomm chips expose millions of Android handsets Bugs in Qualcomm chips expose millions of Android handsets
- August 12, 2020

These processors are often described as a complete computer in a single chip, and most modern handsets include at least one. The researchers estimate that more than 40% of the entire mobile phone market is using a vulnerable Qualcomm DSP chip, so that would be about 1.2 billion devices spread around the world. (more...)
'Fall Guys' is getting its first new level 'Fall Guys' is getting its first new level
- August 11, 2020

Thankfully, as of writing on August 8, the game is now back online after the devs noted that they'd increased the server capacity ahead of the weekend. Fall Guys is available now on PC and PS4. Mediatonic has previously said that they are working on the game's first patch to hopefully address this problem and prevent its recurrence in the future. (more...)
Doom Eternal - The Ancient Gods Part One Teaser Doom Eternal - The Ancient Gods Part One Teaser
- August 11, 2020

The Ancient Gods, Part 1 , will get a world premiere (either a trailer, or hopefully gameplay) on the opening night of the Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley. Bethesda has added Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls Online to the list of titles being ported to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X , though the announcement comes with a nice caveat for those who already own the titles. (more...)
Google People Cards are virtual visiting cards on Google Search Google People Cards are virtual visiting cards on Google Search
- August 11, 2020

Well, Google has a solution. Google today launched " people cards " in India to let individuals create their profile on its search engine. Initially, Google has brought the people cards feature for mobile users. People Cards are meant to help people like influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, self-employed people, people looking for jobs etc, all those who want and need to be more "easily discovered". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra listed on TENAA hours before launch Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra listed on TENAA hours before launch
- August 11, 2020

Tipster Ishan Agarwal, with 91 Mobiles , leaked the RAM and storage configuration alongside the colour options of the Mi 10 Ultra . Here's everything you need to know about the special tenth anniversary Xiaomi phones: Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra . (more...)
OnePlus HydrogenOS 11 Launched; Brings In Always-On Display, Improved Dark Mode OnePlus HydrogenOS 11 Launched; Brings In Always-On Display, Improved Dark Mode
- August 11, 2020

While announcing during a live stream yesterday, August 10, OnePlus also showcased several new features , design changes and other improvements of the HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11 . Just like the iPhone, users can set their OnePlus phones to switch to dark mode according to sunrise or sunset now. It also features an Adreno 619L GPU for graphic performance. (more...)
Google confirms the Pixel 5 with 5G and publishes the first image Google confirms the Pixel 5 with 5G and publishes the first image
- August 11, 2020

That piece of information is also included here. With this, it is easy to assume that the company would only present those two cell phones in the fall and possibly continue with the same strategy of the Pixel 4A not to present a Pixel 5 XL, perhaps to simplify development and bet only on a medium size. (more...)
Google Maps is back on Apple Watch after more than 3 years Google Maps is back on Apple Watch after more than 3 years
- August 11, 2020

Other developers were allowed to take advantage of this in Marcha when iOS 13 .4 was rolled out. The main map view is placed on one side of the screen, while the other half is split to show the next navigational step along with other items a driver may be using. (more...)
Only UGC can cancel exams, SC told Only UGC can cancel exams, SC told
- August 11, 2020

Meanwhile, a bunch of petitions from final year law student Yash Dubey, 31 other students, and the Maharashtra Government have also challenged the UGC's decision to conduct the final year examinations. Today, while the state government informed the top court that there will certainly be no exams held in the state in all state-run universities, the UGC has put forth a protest and has asked for time to respond. (more...)

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