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Hi-Tech Elon Musk puffs on marijuana joint during live interview
Author: 0 Elon Musk puffs on marijuana joint during live interview

The two men drank whiskey and smoked weed - the interview took place in California, where marijuana is legal for recreational use. "I mean, it's legal, right?" inquired a hesitant Musk. Tesla shares fell 7 percent on Friday. Around the two-hour and 10-minute mark, Rogan pulls out a blunt, a mixture of marijuana and tobacco inside of a cigar wrapper, to show off a decorative holder.

Hi-Tech Ubers new safety feature turns smartphones into crash detectors
Author: 0 Ubers new safety feature turns smartphones into crash detectors

The new " Ride Check " feature uses Global Positioning System, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensor data from a user's smartphone to determine whether a crash has occurred. Riders can also add two-factor authentication to their app, to prevent account theft. Last year London revoked Uber's license, saying the company endangered public safety.

Hi-Tech New Razer Gaming Phone Officially Confirmed
Author: 0 New Razer Gaming Phone Officially Confirmed

Razer attributes this meteoric success to the Razer Phone , which launched in late 2017 and is considered to be the progenitor of this new race of smartphones. The Razer Phone was launched with a price tag of $700 which was a bit on the higher side but hopefully, Razer will be able to maintain an acceptable price when it announces its successor later this year.

Hi-Tech Samsung Teases Foldable Smartphone Launching Later This Year
Author: 0 Samsung Teases Foldable Smartphone Launching Later This Year

A report from the Wall Street Journal in July said Samsung is developing a device, codenamed 'Winner, ' here the screen can be folded in half like a wallet. The rumored Galaxy X smartphone is said to have not one, not two, not three but four cameras. India and other countries in Southeast Asia are proving to be a valuable markets for competitive mid-range smartphones, and that's the market that Samsung has set its eyes on.

Hi-Tech North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack
Author: 0 North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

The 2017 incident left NHS staff reverting to pen and paper after being locked out of computer systems. The FBI released this photo of Park Jin Hyok of North Korea , who is wanted in connection with the hack of Sony Pictures. The criminal complaint says the hackers committed several attacks from 2014 into 2018, attempting to steal more than $1 billion from banks around the world.

Hi-Tech Apple's new 6.5-inch handset could be called the 'iPhone XS Max'
Author: 0 Apple's new 6.5-inch handset could be called the 'iPhone XS Max'

The important thing is that Apple actually leaked an official press render of its new 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS, which was previously referred to as the " iPhone X Plus ", so the phones' design is now confirmed. What's interesting is that QuickMobile lists prices for all the new iPhone models, even though they're not officially taking preorders until September 14th.

Author: 0 Samsung teases a new foldable smartphone

CNBC declared the Samsung boss hinted the device could be discussed at the firm's developer conference in November. "Even unfolded, what kind of benefit does that give compared to the tablet? " he said. While Koh didn't go into specifics about the device, he did boast that it would wow consumers and that anyone who uses the device will immediately understand why Samsung made it.

Hi-Tech U.S. to probe social media giants Facebook, Twitter on 'stifling' free speech
Author: 0 U.S. to probe social media giants Facebook, Twitter on 'stifling' free speech

Social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter will work with the Election Commission during the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the forthcoming state polls by monitoring political advertisements and publicity material on their platforms during the poll campaign and blocking fake news , and defamatory and objectionable content.

Hi-Tech Twitter is testing threaded messages and a status indicator
Author: 0 Twitter is testing threaded messages and a status indicator

There's no certainty as to how Twitter aims to boost conversations on the platform, but the online/offline status indicator seems to be generating a negative response from Twitter users . However, Twitter is suggesting there could be no issues to the privacy factor as well as hinting that there could be measures taken to ensure the user decides to show their status to others.

Hi-Tech What to expect: Twitter CEO's testimony on transparency, accountability
Author: 0 What to expect: Twitter CEO's testimony on transparency, accountability

Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss foreign interference, specifically from Russian Federation, in U.S. elections via social media. Sandberg, in her opening statement, said Russian interference, "violated the values of our company, and of the country we love", and emphasized that Facebook is increasing its staffing to identify malicious actors.

Hi-Tech IPad Pro 2018 Renders Reveal New Design Changes
Author: 0 IPad Pro 2018 Renders Reveal New Design Changes

With more than fifteen months from the last iPad Pro update, but information from the iOS 12 update hints that interface changes inspired by the iPhone X may come to the tablet. That is very far from ideal and would certainly impact what you can get on the screen while using the tablet for word processing. The renders you will see below are based on the CAD renderings of the device and show off extremely thin bezels.

Hi-Tech Google’s 10 year browser anniversary comes with a new look for users
Author: 0 Google’s 10 year browser anniversary comes with a new look for users

Chrome's always had a password manager , but this new version will be more proactive, generating passwords for you - pushing users away from recycling their passwords. If you're a Chromie like us, a lot of these features may appear familiar as we have been reporting on them in upcoming versions of Chrome OS. Chrome , the browser that dominates the internet now, officially turned 10 today.

Hi-Tech Samsung offers vague tease for its foldable smartphone -- again
Author: 0 Samsung offers vague tease for its foldable smartphone -- again

That's why Samsung is now trying to differentiate the mid-section because the idea is to deliver meaningful innovation to these customers. While he didn't give a firm timeline for when the smartphone would make its debut, CNBC said it's likely this first glimpse will come during Samsung's developers conference in November.

Hi-Tech Pixel 3 XL prototype leaked by cab driver, returns it to owner
Author: 0 Pixel 3 XL prototype leaked by cab driver, returns it to owner

The Lyft driver discovered the device a few minutes after dropping the passengers off. And, to be honest, there's not really much to say about the images that hasn't been said before. Here are some more images of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL. The Google Pixel 3 XL is expected to sport 4GB of RAM , at least based on recently-leaked benchmarks, while the device will ship with a large 6.71-inch QHD+ display.

Hi-Tech Huawei's change the game with portable WiFi router/Smart Speaker
Author: 0 Huawei's change the game with portable WiFi router/Smart Speaker

Inside, it has two "ultra wide" full-range 10W speakers that are further enhanced with DSP, and there are also EQ controls for bass and treble. It will also soon allow users to make voice calls to other Alexa users. Alongside the AI Cube, Huawei also launched the Locator, a small device you can clip onto your pet, kid or valuable thing (like a bike) and receive information on where it is.

Hi-Tech Samsung unveils 8K TV hailed as the 'future of television'
Author: 0 Samsung unveils 8K TV hailed as the 'future of television'

You're basically getting a TV with four-times more pixels than 4K, or 16-times more than HD. Television manufacturers are increasingly pushing to put higher resolutions into their displays as they try to entice customers with better specifications and more life-like pictures.

Hi-Tech Google says no Pixel Watch is coming this year
Author: 0 Google says no Pixel Watch is coming this year

The Google Pixel 3 XL is nearly confirmed to be available with a notch display while the regular Pixel 3 is now leaked without a notch design. They're expected to be launched sometime in October alongside new Google Home speakers and possibly a new Pixelbook. It's also got a slightly less than average 2915 mAh battery but looks to support wireless charging based on the glass back.

Author: 0 Apple’s first autonomous vehicle crash in California revealed by DMV

One of Apple's self-driving Lexus SUVs was involved in an accident on August 24. "The Apple test vehicle was travelling less than 1mph waiting for a safe gap to complete the merge when a 2016 Nissan Leaf contacted the Apple test vehicle at approximately 15mph".

Hi-Tech Apple sets the date for its next big event - new iPhones expected
Author: 0 Apple sets the date for its next big event - new iPhones expected

The iPhone XS will also come with a new gold color option. Apple has for years released its new phone models in the second week of September, and often updates other product lines such as the Apple Watch at the event. We're expecting some big news at the event. Only, in 9to5Mac's images, we can finally see what appears to be Apple's flagship phone in gold. The most significant change coming with the Apple Watch Series 4 is rumoured to be a larger, "edge-to-edge display".

Hi-Tech Wear OS Redesign Offers Easy Access to Health, Help Features
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We will notify you as the redesigned Wear OS update starts seeding. Wear OS' new notification stream is created to make it easier to browse, take action or dismiss notifications. Wear OS uses can now swipe up to see all of their notifications at once, and then tap on any of the messages to select a built-in smart reply . Swiping left on the watch face brings up the updated Google Fit program for keeping tabs on your fitness activity.

Hi-Tech Eminem Just Released a Surprise Album Called Kamikaze
Author: 0 Eminem Just Released a Surprise Album Called Kamikaze

But the album's biggest draw card is Eminem's track for upcoming sci-fi flick Venom , which stars Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. The album's cover art looks to be a visual reference to the Beastie Boys' album License To Ill . But don't worry, Em still brought the heat and fired shots at politicians and rappers alike - including "evil serpent" Donald Trump , Mike Pence , Harvey Weinstein , Machine Gun Kelly , Joe Budden , Tyler, the Creator , and mumble rappers like Lil Pump ...

Hi-Tech Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12
Author: 0 Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12

Apple is expected to bring a new Apple Watch with at least a larger display, and perhaps other new features (longer battery life, perhaps?). Speculation includes talk that Apple introduce three new iPhone models, infusing some with features from a premium iPhone X that debuted a year ago with a $1,000 price tag.

Hi-Tech Google is up with their new app Go
Author: 0 Google is up with their new app Go

He said that voice, video & vernacular were the three big themes that would define the future of internet in India. The new feature is especially useful in instances where you need to do multiple tasks such as listening to your favorite national daily while cooking in the kitchen or hearing out a news roundup while commuting.

Hi-Tech Apple expected to unveil new iPhones on September 12
Author: 0 Apple expected to unveil new iPhones on September 12

The smaller device has a 5.8-inch screen, the same as the current iPhone X, while the bigger device has a 6.5-inch screen. The 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone , however, is rumored to look like the iPhone X, sporting an all-screen display and notch for Face ID, but the screen is said to be LCD and not OLED.

Hi-Tech Microsoft will offer free Xbox One
Author: 0 Microsoft will offer free Xbox One

All new Xbox One S 1TB or Xbox One X consoles, including bundles are eligible with the offer, so the choice is yours. The payments continue for 24 months, but with no interest accruing and no upfront cost, it's an incredible deal. Xbox One X - $34.99 per month with 0% April for 24 months. Microsoft claims that Xbox All Access is only going to be available for a limited time, however, they didnt specify when it might end.

Hi-Tech Vodafone in A$15bn Australian merger
Author: 0 Vodafone in A$15bn Australian merger

Vodafone, a customer of TPG's dark fibre to connect some of its base stations, has 5,000 sites, and around 6 million mobile subscribers on its LTE network. In a separate press release, TPG said it "remains committed" to entering the Singapore mobile market and its board "intends to ensure TPG Telecom Singapore has the appropriate funding available" as its infrastructure rollout continues.

Author: 0 Google rebrands India-first payments app Tez as Google Pay

Sengupta said the app has been downloaded 55 million times and has an active monthly user base of 22 million. At its annual Google for India conference, Google announced that more ultra-budget smartphones featuring Android Go will make way to India, paving the way for a solid growth of the segment.

Hi-Tech Donald Trump claims Google is ‘hiding’ news about him
Author: 0 Donald Trump claims Google is ‘hiding’ news about him

Trump has made similar complaints before, but he carried it a step further Tuesday. Newly published findings from PJ Media allege Google searches under the "news tab" containing the key-word "Trump" returned negative stories on the administration by the left-wing media 96-percent of the time.

Hi-Tech Apple to Launch Latest Batch of Updated iPhones
Author: 0 Apple to Launch Latest Batch of Updated iPhones

That's despite the fact that the iPhone X's lack of a home button - which forces users to use thumb gestures instead - outraged many Apple fans and likely crimped sales, according to some critics. The iPhone X was the most expensive iPhone ever, starting at $999. Kuo's research note contradicts an earlier one from the Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, which predicted the Apple Pencil will work on the screens of two of Apple's 2018 iPhones.

Hi-Tech Google Pixel 3 XL specs leaked
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 XL specs leaked

In the box, it looks as though the Pixel 3 XL will come with a double-sided USB-C cable and USB-C power brick, a bundled USB-C-to-headphone-jack dongle, and an OTG adaptor for transferring data from one phone to another. The company has been adamant about only needing one sensor for the rear shooter in an era when having three cameras will soon be commonplace. Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL front cameras will reportedly click better selfies, and improvements to "Portrait" mode will ...

Hi-Tech Samsung's first Android Go smartphone is now available in Malaysia
Author: 0 Samsung's first Android Go smartphone is now available in Malaysia

Galaxy A8 Star also has a dual-rear camera, which is vertically aligned and comes with better low-light performance, according to the company. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star also has support for Samsung Pay for making payments. Samsung claims that Galaxy A8 Star's rear camera can intelligently adapt to lighting conditions and choose the flawless lens, according to the prevailing conditions.

Hi-Tech HTC Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300, launch in September
Author: 0 HTC Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300, launch in September

The adapter, which allows users to use the VR headset without needing to physically connect it to their computer with cables, goes on pre-order on September 5. Cormac S.G. Conroy, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Communication and Devices Group. The Adapter is powered by the HTC QC 3.0 PowerBank, which can also double as a charge pack for a smartphone.