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Hi-Tech Corning's new glass will let your smartphone survive multiple drops
Author: 0 Corning's new glass will let your smartphone survive multiple drops

A recent worldwide Toluna consumer study revealed that, on average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50% of the drops occurring at 1 meter or below. The newer your phone, the better glass it's got, but it's still not indestructible. Comparative figures for Gorilla Glass 5 & 6 do not seem to be available yet.

Hi-Tech Microsoft Revealing New Xbox Hardware on August 21
Author: 0 Microsoft Revealing New Xbox Hardware on August 21

The news was announced through a new post on the official Xbox Wire in which Microsoft detailed its plans for this year's Gamescom event. The company launched its accessibility-focused Xbox Adaptive Controller earlier this year. Microsoft will be at Gamescom in Germany next month, and it's bringing some surprises. Xbox exclusives like Sea of Thieves , State of Decay 2 , and Crackdown 3 have premiered on the service the very same day those games became available to buy.

Hi-Tech Nokia X5 announced: Dual rear cameras, display notch and more
Author: 0 Nokia X5 announced: Dual rear cameras, display notch and more

If you're an Idea or Vodafone customers, HMD Global is offering data bundles and unlimited calls. Buying the Nokia 3.1 from brick and mortar stores using Paytm Mall QR Code will get the buyer 10 per cent cashback on subsequent recharges and bill payments on Paytm.

Hi-Tech Google’s job hunting service comes to UK
Author: 0 Google’s job hunting service comes to UK

It's easier because the magic of the Internet allows you to search large databases and the magic of word processing allows you to ... "Today, more and more people are turning to Google to find information about their next role", said Google Search product manager Joy Xi.

Hi-Tech The World of Warcraft subscription now includes access to previously released content
Author: 0 The World of Warcraft subscription now includes access to previously released content

Players have always had to pay the subscription fee along with the price of the expansion in order to delve into the new content each time. This is a big change for the long-running MMORPG, which raked in millions of dollars requiring players to buy copies of the game, purchase subscriptions, then individual expansion packs, long before implementing in-app purchases.

Hi-Tech Amazon website runs into outages on Prime Day
Author: 0 Amazon website runs into outages on Prime Day

Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon .com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, June 7, 2018. Amazon says this year's Prime Day was the " biggest global shopping event in Amazon history", with consumers purchasing more than 100 million products.

Hi-Tech Samsung's Galaxy Watch to go on sale August 24 with Note 9
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy Watch to go on sale August 24 with Note 9

Not necessarily focused on supporting more RAM for the Galaxy S10 or Note10, as the Note9 is already rumored to pack as much as 8 gigs of the good stuff, this LPDDR5 technology should improve the speed of your high-end phone's memory by an impressive 50 percent.

Hi-Tech European Union reportedly plans record fine on Google over mobile system
Author: 0 European Union reportedly plans record fine on Google over mobile system

It is the largest penalty ever imposed by the European Commission and comes as the web giant is already fighting a previous record fine of €2.4bn (£2.2bn) for using Search to give its own online shopping service an illegal advantage. Google has previously been ordered to pay a 2.4bn euro ($2.8bn) fine over its shopping comparison service by the Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager .

Hi-Tech Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition Announced
Author: 0 Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition Announced

If by chance you don't know anything about the Go Edition phones, these are optimized phones that are part of Google's Android Go program which promises improved performance on devices with 1GB of RAM or less. The two smartphone share a similar basic design, including the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor underneath the Moto logo. There is 16GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD card slot.

Hi-Tech Google Phone app for Android updated with spam calls filter
Author: 0 Google Phone app for Android updated with spam calls filter

Search engine giant Google has rolled out a new feature, "Caller ID and spam protection" on its Phone app , which blocks spam calls. The best part is that the app was also meant to not notify you about the supposed spam call in the voicemail area even though you can opt to go listen to these messages yourself.

Hi-Tech More RAM for your phones: Samsung announces 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM
Author: 0 More RAM for your phones: Samsung announces 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM

However, our gaming PCs will end up with this speedy memory eventually, Samsung confirm that it developed its first 16Gb DDR5 chip back in February, and now we have a little more idea of what to expect when the time comes. Samsung claims that it was able to achieve this level of performance thanks to several architectural enhancements. Along with performance improvements, Samsung has also reduced the power consumption by up to 30%.

Hi-Tech Amazon’s hopes its Prime Day doesn’t go to the dogs
Author: 0 Amazon’s hopes its Prime Day doesn’t go to the dogs

In Spain , employees in San Fernando de Henares near Madrid - Amazon's biggest logistics centre in the country - were observing a second day of work stoppage which was due to continue on Wednesday. In the final hours of Amazon Prime Day , here's where you can find the best Nintendo Switch deal on the console and one of its biggest games. She also believes Amazon should have started the sale at midnight instead of the middle of the day to reduce the rush of traffic on the site.

Hi-Tech 70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!)
Author: 0 70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!)

Image copyright Apple Image caption An assortment of animals and some popular new foods are among the newcomers Image copyright Apple Image caption The new faces include a pleading look , a loved-up emoji, and a chilly face. Apple (AAPL) previewed some of its 70 new emojis on Monday. In a cheeky move to commemorate World Emoji Day, Apple also replaced the portrait photographs of its 13 company leaders with emoji versions on its website .

Hi-Tech New MacBook Pro teardown reveals protective membrane over problematic butterfly mechanism
Author: 0 New MacBook Pro teardown reveals protective membrane over problematic butterfly mechanism

The Thunderbolt Display will need to be connected to the MacBook Pro with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter for True Tone to work. But this is Apple we're talking about, so you shouldn't be surprised. This flexible enclosure is quite obviously an ingress-proofing measure to cover up the mechanism from the daily onslaught of microscopic dust . Besides the fact that the keys have less travel than the keyboards that preceded them and can be annoyingly loud when typing, they are ...

Hi-Tech Does my MacBook Pro 2016/2017 case fit the MacBook Pro 2018?
Author: 0 Does my MacBook Pro 2016/2017 case fit the MacBook Pro 2018?

Flipkart's Big Shopping Days to Start From 16 July; Offers Mobile Discounts, Cashback Deals and More . The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch model at $2,399 . "The 15" series features Radeon 555X or Radeon 560X discrete GPU graphic cards with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, while the 13" line sticks to the integrated GPU now with 128MB of embedded DRAM.

Hi-Tech Microsoft bids big before Inspire, announces free version of Microsoft Teams
Author: 0 Microsoft bids big before Inspire, announces free version of Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams free version , launched this week, is designed for small businesses or groups of people within a company that does not have a commercial Office 365 subscription. Upon reaching 300 users, businesses will be prompted to upgrade to the paid version, which starts at $5 per user, per month. With what's on board, it's pretty easy to tell Microsoft wants to take control of the market the free version of Slack now consumes.

Hi-Tech Aston Martin put a V8 in this silly, tiny car
Author: 0 Aston Martin put a V8 in this silly, tiny car

The result is 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds - even quicker than the Vantage - along with a top speed of 170mph. Aston Martin's two-seater Cygnet city vehicle might not be your first port of call for a 430hp racer, but that hasn't stopped the British automaker's engineers crafting a freaky one-off with the V8 engine of a Vantage.

Hi-Tech Internet to remain free and fair in India
Author: 0 Internet to remain free and fair in India

The Telecom Commission on Wednesday approved net neutrality rules which bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. The US, the world's biggest internet economy, is yet to take a clear stand on the matter. This policy aims at promoting investments, ease of doing business and emerging technologies such as 5G.

Hi-Tech This Is the Galaxy Note 9's New S Pen
Author: 0 This Is the Galaxy Note 9's New S Pen

China-based leakster Ice Universe has posted what appears to be a promotional flyer for the upcoming Samsung flagship. The poster claims it as the "new super powerful Note", indicating that Samsung has some exciting surprise up its sleeves for the August 9 unveiling event.

Hi-Tech Apple debuts upgraded pro laptops ahead of fall product blitz
Author: 0 Apple debuts upgraded pro laptops ahead of fall product blitz

It includes Apple T2 Chip and provides up to 4TB of SSD storage. As is standard for Apple laptop upgrades, the new 13-inch and 15-inch models overlap in some ways, while the larger model boasts superior overall performance. Those Thunderbolt 3 connectors on the 13-inch and 15-inch models can support up to two 5K displays. Apple is rumoured to be launching 3 new iPhones this year , but those new iPhones may not be all that Apple is planning to release.

Hi-Tech Wimbledon Keeps a Stiff Upper Lip as Football Fever Grips England
Author: 0 Wimbledon Keeps a Stiff Upper Lip as Football Fever Grips England

Lewis added that tennis fans are welcome to follow the football final online with their preferred devices, but they must do so in a respectable manner. "We didn't have one single complaint of anybody here feeling that the football interfered with their enjoyment of Wimbledon". "We are a sold-out event and there's massive interest", he said.

Hi-Tech Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 9
Author: 0 Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

We've even seen leaked press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 before, but the latest to drip onto the 'net are the tech equivalent of the white and gold/blue and black dress meme . The new leak was shared by Evan Blass on Twitter. There's no fingerprint sensor at the back so it's possible that the Galaxy Tab S4 may not have one.

Hi-Tech Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Falls in Hong Kong Trading Debut
Author: 0 Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Falls in Hong Kong Trading Debut

Xiaomi first announced it was going public on May 3 and hoped to raise $10 billion United States dollars to get to a total valuation of $100 million. It raised $4.72 billion from its IPO, making this the world's biggest new technology in four years. Founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Lei Jun , Xiaomi has grown from a start-up in Zhongguancun - China's "Silicon Valley" - to become the world's fourth-biggest smartphone vendor at the end of previous year, according to International Data Corp.

Hi-Tech IOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature
Author: 0 IOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature

As a concession to user convenience, the restrictions on the Lightning port only comes into effect if the Lightning port is not now being used, and the device has not been unlocked for more than a hour. Significant but not listed: USB Restricted Mode, a change originally included in the iOS 12 beta that makes it more hard for anyone, including authorities, to break into the iPhone through the Lightning port.

Hi-Tech Microsoft Surface Go release date, price & specs
Author: 0 Microsoft Surface Go release date, price & specs

Since it's so small and made out of magnesium, the Surface Go is really light, weighing in at just over 500g. The most interesting thing about this new portable device is the fact that it comes with a USB-C port . The Surface Go has clearly been designed with students in mind, with the portrait mode able to render the page to the scale of school textbooks. The Go is compatible with the Surface Pen, allowing 4096 levels of pressure, and the iPad supports the Apple Pencil.

Hi-Tech IHOP is back after IHOb burger phase
Author: 0 IHOP is back after IHOb burger phase

Remember all that drama over IHOP changing its name to IHOb? Fortunately for those who criticized the new name, the brand has announced it will be returning to its pancake roots. "We just had some burgers to bromote", the company said in a tweet . IHOb has officially returned to calling itself IHOP - and admitted the change was all part of a publicity stunt.

Hi-Tech Samsung opens world’s largest mobile phone factory in Noida, doubles capacity
Author: 0 Samsung opens world’s largest mobile phone factory in Noida, doubles capacity

The present mobile phone manufacturing unit was added in 2005. Modi categorically said that the new plant will help firming up India's position in global market. As Samsung is grappling against Apple and Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi , Oppo, Vivo and Lenovo, for a share of the world's second largest smartphone market and being one of the oldest manufacturers in India and making in the country may work to its advantage, say experts.

Hi-Tech Google says no, Duplex AI won't take over human call centers
Author: 0 Google says no, Duplex AI won't take over human call centers

Many of Google's technological advancements have both consumer and enterprise applications. "Some big companies are in the very early stages of testing Google's technology for use in other applications, such as call centers, where it might be able to replace some of the work now done by humans".

Hi-Tech Xbox One July Update Out Now, Adds FastStart And Groups
Author: 0 Xbox One July Update Out Now, Adds FastStart And Groups

We knew that Happy Wars (Xbox 360 ) would be removed from the store on June 14th, but accompanying it is another Xbox Live Arcade game, an Xbox 360 Game on Demand, and an Xbox One title. Meanwhile, if you're looking for something, you can now just press the Y button anywhere in the dashboard to bring up the search dialog. "First, we've enabled full mouse and keyboard support for PC users, along with Share Controller Key Bindings ", Hyrb explained.

Hi-Tech EU Parliament rejects copyright law in win for USA tech giants
Author: 0 EU Parliament rejects copyright law in win for USA tech giants

The proposed laws come amid a sustained effort by the European Union (EU) to regulate expression online and were met with a 'Save Your Internet' campaign which united activists across the political divide. If passed, Article 13 will force all websites to check any and all posts for copyright violations. We appreciate their support and hope that as we move forward to the plenary debate in September, more MEPs will recognise the unique opportunity to secure the EU's creative ...

Hi-Tech We Happy Few’s Australian Rating Ban Has Been Overturned
Author: 0 We Happy Few’s Australian Rating Ban Has Been Overturned

Indeed, the game was originally banned down under thanks to its depiction of violence . So yeah, turns out the initial ban was all about the title's use of Joy - a government prescribed drug used to control the in-game population. We are extremely pleased with the decision of the board and excited that our Australian fans and new players will be able to experience We Happy Few without modification.

Hi-Tech Couple meets in plane, shares love story on Twitter
Author: 0 Couple meets in plane, shares love story on Twitter

Former professional soccer player Euan Holden confirmed he was involved in the in-flight interaction, telling Blair that the unidentified woman felt "positively" despite all of the attention. "We couldn't have picked a better romantic duo", Blair told " Good Morning America . Both of them appeared to be single, according to Blair, who wrote that there were "no wedding rings in sight".