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Hi-Tech Google unveils new AI-powered Pixel phones and a smart home hub
Author: 0 Google unveils new AI-powered Pixel phones and a smart home hub

The third generation of Pixel phones, which was also unveiled Tuesday at an event in NY, features screens that span from one edge to another. But here's the thing-not everything launched at the event will come to India. It's not totally new to phones, but Google is very good with its bokeh effects and the chance to tweak the results will be appreciated. Google announced yesterday in a Google My Business Help thread that they will start publicly testing the Google Assistant ...

Hi-Tech Sony will begin testing the ability to change your PlayStation Network ID
Author: 0 Sony will begin testing the ability to change your PlayStation Network ID

Sony will be testing a feature to let you do just that as part of the PlayStation Preview Program, the company said in a blogpost Wednesday . You will have the option to display your old ID alongside your new ID, which is interesting as it suggests that PlayStation really are putting some kind of universal identifier behind the scenes to keep your various names linked.

Hi-Tech A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL
Author: 0 A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL

The phones also come with new USB-C earbuds that can access Google Assistant and read your notifications aloud, and support wireless charging via a sold-separatley dock called Pixel Stand . Some recent leaks show two devices with top notches which appear to be the next generation Pixel phones. Despite all the glass and metal, the Pixel 3 XL doesn't look jewel like the iPhone XS does, or impeccable the way Galaxy Note 9 feels.

Hi-Tech Google shutting down social network Google+ after security bug disclosed
Author: 0 Google shutting down social network Google+ after security bug disclosed

Up to 438 apps used the application programming interface (API) that gave access to Profile data such as users' name, email address, occupation, gender and age. Last month, Google Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright - alongside representatives from other tech and telecom giants including Apple , Amazon and AT&T - testified before the Senate on privacy practices in Silicon Valley.

Hi-Tech Black Ops 4 Has a 50 GB Update If You're Buying Physical
Author: 0 Black Ops 4 Has a 50 GB Update If You're Buying Physical

This is just the size needed to complete the installation, though, and once the process is complete it will go back down to the 55 GB requirement. In other Black Ops 4 news, yesterday Treyarch released a brand new video for the game which overviews the game's new multiplayer modes.

Hi-Tech Microsoft fixed the data loss issue in Windows 10 version 1809
Author: 0 Microsoft fixed the data loss issue in Windows 10 version 1809

This is all the result of M$'s outsourcing of its QA/QC teams and that has not worked out so well for some Windows 10 end users and even 7, 8.1 users also with so many borked updates. However, it is holding back on releasing the new operating system generally until further testing is completed. Microsoft has made changes to Windows 10 version 1809 that will address each of those problem areas, he promised.

Author: 0 IOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

The position of the.?123 key has also been switched back in this update on the iPad . iOS 12 swapped the position of the.?123 key and the emoji/language key, which annoyed some users and this update swaps it back. Apple issued a critical update to iOS 12 today that fixes several bugs plaguing iPhone XS and XS Max devices since their initial release. The update comes after sporadic complaints about how iOS devices running iOS 12 handled charging, with some users finding that their iPhones ...

Hi-Tech Google Aware Of Large-Scale Data Breach But Chose Not To Disclose It
Author: 0 Google Aware Of Large-Scale Data Breach But Chose Not To Disclose It

Alphabet shares fell 2.3 percent to $1,140 at 1:14 p.m.in NY, after earlier dropping to $1,136.50, the lowest intraday price since July 5. According to the Google+ Profile API documentation , profile fields can store a treasure trove of sensitive user details such as such as name, email address, occupation, gender, age, nickname, birthday, just to name a few.

Hi-Tech How to watch and what to expect
Author: 0 How to watch and what to expect

So let's jump right into what will be highlight of tonight's event - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . There's also the question of whether or not the keyboard and stylus will come with the tablet, or if it'll be separate and cost extra ala Apple style.

Hi-Tech Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event
Author: 0 Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event

Here's what to expect. An advertisement of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in a magazine has been leaked by a contributor on Slashleaks. That's the main physical difference apart from the size. For some time now, the device has been discontinued. The firm released the first pair of Pixel Buds to go along with the Pixel 2 a year ago, and now it's widely believed that it will release a refreshed pair to go with the new lineup of Pixel phones .

Hi-Tech Intel Announces New Core i9 Family, 9th Generation CPUs
Author: 0 Intel Announces New Core i9 Family, 9th Generation CPUs

Leading the new group of products is the Intel Core i9-9900K and yes, it will indeed come with that multi-sided translucent packaging . Take a look at our take on Intel vs AMD processors . Intel is using a Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) on the new 9900K, something that should make some people happy with integrated USB 3.1 gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC connectivity.

Hi-Tech Facebook launches Amazon Echo rival, partners with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart
Author: 0 Facebook launches Amazon Echo rival, partners with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart

Portal will be available in November, with prices starting at $199 for the standard model, which features a 10-inch 720p display and two speakers. That 8x zoom camera looks to be Portal's major point of differentiation, as the zoom enables Portal to track and follow your face around the room when making video calls over Messenger, which sounds either really cool or really creepy depending on how you feel about Facebook as of late.

Hi-Tech Google+ social network to be shut down after potential security flaw
Author: 0 Google+ social network to be shut down after potential security flaw

But a two-week-long review of Google + found that up to 500,000 users may have had their data exposed to developers of 438 applications. 'It does not include any other data you may have posted or connected to Google + or any other service, like Google + posts, messages, Google account data, phone numbers or G suite content, ' Smith explained.

Hi-Tech Joining Google, Microsoft unveils its own cloud-based game streaming service
Author: 0 Joining Google, Microsoft unveils its own cloud-based game streaming service

The future of gaming is a world where you are empowered to play the games you want, with the people you want, whenever you want, wherever you are, and on any device of your choosing. If you don't have an Xbox One controller, touch controls are also available. Tests are now being run with recent and upcoming games at Microsoft, and data centers have been supplied with a "new customizable blade that can host the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles".

Hi-Tech How to Watch the Google Event Live!!
Author: 0 How to Watch the Google Event Live!!

It runs Chrome OS , of course, which Google is ready to really push into the tablet form . The next generation of Pixelbook is also expected to make a debut at the Tuesday event, but right now, we know nearly nothing about this laptop, save that it should resemble its predecessor .

Hi-Tech OnePlus is Making a OnePlus 6T Announcement Today
Author: 0 OnePlus is Making a OnePlus 6T Announcement Today

It's set to be introduced at a launch event in New York City at 11AM EST / 8AM PST / 3PM GMT (1AM AEST the next day), and if you live in the city you'll be able to buy tickets to go along to the launch. The teaser video with the above-mentioned title was posted on Thursday. Recently, CEO Pete Lau shared a story behind the Screen Unlock feature, which is a paramount feature of the upcoming OnePlus 6T .

Hi-Tech There's a new Facebook 'Friend Request' hoax doing the rounds
Author: 0 There's a new Facebook 'Friend Request' hoax doing the rounds

Your Facebook account has not been hacked or cloned and has not been sending out friend requests. This prompts everyone else who receives it to believe their accounts may have also been cloned. People can report fake Facebook profiles here. There's a new Facebook hoax going around that is targeting your inbox. You did not send anyone a friend request.

Hi-Tech Google Assistant Makes It Easier to Book a Ride and Compare Prices
Author: 0 Google Assistant Makes It Easier to Book a Ride and Compare Prices

For companies like Uber and Lyft , the Google Assistant's ride-hailing comparison feature may help to drive downloads of their apps as users get to see more information about the nearest or least expensive services. The new update package reveals new features including a slider and controls to help you with the smart home devices. The user can then choose which service they want to tap.

Hi-Tech LG Electronics operating profit up 44.4 pct in Q3
Author: 0 LG Electronics operating profit up 44.4 pct in Q3

Samsung forecast revenues for the third quarter will climb to KRW64-66 trillion, up from the KRW62.05 trillion posted during the same period in 2017. The firm's memory business saw revenue increase by 33 percent in the second quarter . That compared with an average forecast of 17.2 trillion won in a Refinitiv poll of 15 analysts.

Hi-Tech Nintendo patents idea for Game Boy phone case
Author: 0 Nintendo patents idea for Game Boy phone case

As soon as there is further information regarding the case I will be sure to update you. The new case would allow Nintendo to tap into its vast back catalogue of handheld games, which will likely bring in big bucks for Nintendo given how well tapping into the company's other retro systems has worked.

Hi-Tech LG V40 ThinQ with 6.4-inch OLED Display & Five Cameras Launched
Author: 0 LG V40 ThinQ with 6.4-inch OLED Display & Five Cameras Launched

The V40 ThinQ is LG's first triple rear camera phone and the phone even has dual front-facing cameras , so a total of five cameras are present on the phone. The LG V40 ThinQ will be made available in the United States from October 18. Both devices have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and both have a 3120 x 1440 resolution .

Hi-Tech Google introduces Voice Access for hands-free operation of your smartphone
Author: 0 Google introduces Voice Access for hands-free operation of your smartphone

The user must have an Android 5.0 or later version on the device and then download the latest version of Google app before downloading the Voice Access app . Her feedback, as well as the feedback from other testers, helped in shaping a new product which will be known as " Voice Access ". In a blog post, Google said the app could be helpful for those with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or spinal cord injuries.

Hi-Tech Kim Kardashian named as most risky celeb to search online
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian named as most risky celeb to search online

Supermodel Naomi Campbell came in second on the United Kingdom list while Kim's sister Kourtney Kardashian took out third place. The actor, who has essayed the role of many unsafe characters, including a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in 'The Meg' , is now officially the most "dangerous" celebrity on the internet.

Hi-Tech Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much
Author: 0 Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much

The new Nokia 7 .1 brings a similar design language as the other two, but with two notable new features - PureDisplay screen technology and Zeiss-branded dual cameras . On the rear of the phone is a dual camera setup that features a 12MP f/1.8 sensor that sports larger pixels than a lot of other smartphones at this price at 1.28um pixels.

Hi-Tech Emergency alert test sounds, buzzes across the United States
Author: 0 Emergency alert test sounds, buzzes across the United States

CDT. "No action is needed", the message read. Cellphones across the nation buzzed with a text message from the the US President at 2.18pm - leaving the country's citizens baffled, confused and angry after they received a message from the President in spite of the fact that they did not hand over their number.

Hi-Tech Google confirms Pixel 3 pre-orders start on October 9
Author: 0 Google confirms Pixel 3 pre-orders start on October 9

Google has referenced a mini Pixel on its Instagram account. Google could also expand the usability of the Active Edge feature by adding third-party app support for squeezing gestures this time. To get the full scoop, catch the big reveal via livestream. We are also not sure if Google will launch a separate Pixel Mini phone or just a smaller version of the Pixel 3.

Hi-Tech Nintendo Switch NES emulator hacked to run unofficial games
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch NES emulator hacked to run unofficial games

NES files in plaintext. About an hour later, Kapu shared a short video of Kirby's Adventure (which isn't one of official NES titles for the online service) running flawlessly on the Switch. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers at the 12-Month or Family levels will also receive a download code that can be exchanged for exclusive in-game Splatoon 2 gear based on the jerseys worn by GG BoyZ, the winning team at the 2018 Splatoon 2 World Championship.

Hi-Tech Microsoft is working on a game and app streaming service codenamed ‘Arcadia’
Author: 0 Microsoft is working on a game and app streaming service codenamed ‘Arcadia’

This feature is available to be previewed now on Android smartphones via the Microsoft Launcher app and will be available for preview on iPhones at a later date. It was bought by Microsoft in 2016 and finally, it's coming to Windows starting with the October 2018 Update . Oh, one more thing. Microsoft says you will be able to pick a time that suits to you to install the update and reboot your PC.

Hi-Tech LTE speed tests show the iPhone XS dominates the iPhone X
Author: 0 LTE speed tests show the iPhone XS dominates the iPhone X

However, this year's iPhone XS brings its LTE A-game. Both phones were dropped face-down, on the bottom edge, and on their back. We compared the USA model of the iPhone XS Max with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , last year's Intel-powered model of the iPhone X, and the Google Pixel 2.

Hi-Tech Tim Berners-Lee’s new startup is aiming to protect your data
Author: 0 Tim Berners-Lee’s new startup is aiming to protect your data

For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. Solid works, Berners-Lee and colleagues from MIT and beyond explain, on a decentralised model: Users sign up to a Solid POD, a storage device which can be a physical unit within the user's home or office or a virtual device provided by any one of a number of POD provision companies.

Hi-Tech Spider-Man has the saddest Easter egg in history — GamingBytes
Author: 0 Spider-Man has the saddest Easter egg in history — GamingBytes

Be sure to pick up a copy of the game if you haven't yet! Insomniac's Ted Price is also IGN Unfiltered's guest for the month, and spoke to IGN's Ryan McCaffrey about how Insomniac's Spider-Man came to be. According to Polygon , who were able to grab the video before Schultz deleted it, things ended with Madison in quite the dramatic way. On hearing the news, Art Director of Insomniac, Jacinda Chew , offered a new patch changing the sign.

Hi-Tech Nationwide emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday
Author: 0 Nationwide emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

Don't be surprised if you get a text around 1:18 p.m. Wednesday from President Donald Trump's office. In case of a real emergency, public safety officials would use the system to warn the public about unsafe situations and critical emergencies.