Google Plus to close after bug leaks personal information

The data exposed included full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile pictures, places lived, occupations and relationship status. Google said it was unable to confirm which accounts were affected by the bug , but an analysis indic... More..

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Facebook launches AI video-calling Portal to raise privacy concerns
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Facebook launches AI video-calling Portal to raise privacy concerns

While Portal + has a 15-inch 1920 x 1080 pivoting display. Like other voice-enabled devices, Portal only sends voice commands to Facebook servers after you say, "Hey Portal ". While some reports ...More..

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price, specifications, features, comparison
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price, specifications, features, comparison

The Galaxy A9 allows you to capture photos effortlessly with its 24MP f/1.7 main camera on the rear. It doesn't look like we're getting this pretty pink one we have in these pictures. The rear cameras are ...More..

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with 4 cameras announced: Specifications, features

The horizontal camera system has a main 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera at the top of the alignment, which is the sensor that will be used for generic images and low-light shots. The Galaxy A9 will cost 599 eur...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 launched with four rear cameras: Specifications, features

The phone is powered by an octa-core processor with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The upper bezel of the Galaxy A9 (2018 ) houses a 24-megapixel self...More..

Google reveals promotional videos for its new line of products for 2018
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Google reveals promotional videos for its new line of products for 2018

Rick Osterloh , the Senior Vice President of Google products , claimed that Titan Security will facilitate screen-locking, as well as many other aspects of security on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL . With the P...More..

Sony announces it will let you change your PSN ID in 2019
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sony announces it will let you change your PSN ID in 2019

The PSN name change feature will be available for everyone in early 2019. It was a pleasant surprise, as it's something users have wanted for as long as the PlayStation Network has existed. Can I change my PS...More..

Google drops out of $10B JEDI competition
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Google drops out of $10B JEDI competition

The contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI for short, calls for a massive cloud computing infrastructure that can handle classified US military data and enable new defense capab...More..

Huawei Mate 20X smartphones would delight gaming enthusiasts
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Huawei Mate 20X smartphones would delight gaming enthusiasts

Smartphones have typically fallen into one of three categories, those being entry-level, mid-range, and high-end or flagship. We already know most of the phone specs but the one detail that is kept under lock a...More..

Google Pixel 3 XL First Impressions: Best Android smartphones?
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL First Impressions: Best Android smartphones?

While we have a pretty good idea of what announcements to expect, the most obvious are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The latest shows the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets in ...More..

China stocks tumble despite central bank's move to support economy
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

China stocks tumble despite central bank's move to support economy

Reserve requirement ratios (RRRs) - now 15.5 percent for large commercial lenders and 13.5 percent for smaller banks - will be cut by 100 basis points effective October 15, the PBOC said, matching a similar-s...More..

Daylight savings bug crashes Series 4 watches
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Daylight savings bug crashes Series 4 watches

We had daylight saving this morning at 2am where the clock was brought forward for an hour. Luckily it's not something that Apple Watch Series 4 owners in South Africa will have to worry about, as DST is no...More..

Alphabet to shut Google
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Alphabet to shut Google

Google also announced that, in addition to shutting down Google+, it's revamping its account permissions to allow users to pick and choose which data they share with third-party apps. For Google, a data priva...More..

Black Ops 4 game designer explains why dropshotting was nerfed
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Black Ops 4 game designer explains why dropshotting was nerfed

This isn't the size of the download but rather, the amount of space needed to complete the installation process. Are you anxious about having to download 50GB for Black Ops 4 , or does it not bother you? Eve...More..

Google Now Makes Its Own Home-Branded Smart Display
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Google Now Makes Its Own Home-Branded Smart Display

However, it wasn't clear if these refer to different sizes, designs, or if there will be a version with 4G and one with just Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The only changes are that it now supports 1080p resolution at ...More..

Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Microsoft puts Windows 10 update on hold after file deletion reports

Doing what they should have done a week ago, before RTM, Microsoft has released a new build of the Windows 10 October 2018 update to Windows 10 Insiders in the Slow Ring and Release Preview Ring. In previous ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Apple seeds iOS 12.1 beta 3 to developers

Apple has rolled out iOS 12.0.1 update which is around 157.5 MB in size to fix the iPhone XS charging issue. The bug seemed to impact iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models, though not all 2018 handsets wer...More..

Pixel Slate, new Chromecast, Google Home Hub expected
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pixel Slate, new Chromecast, Google Home Hub expected

AI, embodied in Google's talking Assistant, also promises to be more of a sidekick in the Pixel 3. The entry-level Pixel 3 is $150 more expensive than last year's model, starting at $799, while the Pixel 3 XS...More..

Sony confirms a 'next-generation' PlayStation is in development
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sony confirms a 'next-generation' PlayStation is in development

The prospect of using a quick and easy means of upscaling old games and getting them to work could effectively provide that, hence the excitement around the discovery of Sony's patent . That's not such a surpr...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Google + security bug disclosed, service to be shut down

The Wall Street Journal says it reviewed an internal memo circulated among Google's legal staff and senior executives that warned of " immediate regulatory interest " and public comparisons to Facebook's use...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Google Pixel 3 livestream: how to watch today's big tech launch

And we have already seen Sony, Lenovo and LG launching their devices based on Google's platform, and this time around, we may see first-party offering in the form of Google Home Hub . Talking about hardware,...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Made by Google event today

What will Google present on October 9th? Per Engadget , which borrowed the Pixel 3 XL from the site that reviewed it a few days ago, a Hong Kong mobile shop is selling the handset for HK$15,880, which ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL

However, ahead of the official launch, promotional material related to the newer devices has surfaced on the web. This week it's Google's turn. Google is set to launch its new set of smartphones on Tu...More..

Microsoft debuts Project xCloud for streaming games to PCs and phones
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Microsoft debuts Project xCloud for streaming games to PCs and phones

The blog post emphasizes that Project xCloud won't be a quick endeavor; Microsoft is putting time and effort into this in order to make sure it's done right. According to Microsoft, the company has created a ...More..

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch

The timeline for the India launch a couple of weeks after the global announcement seems to be in line with what Google did a year ago with Pixel 2-series phones. The Hong Kong-based writer reports that a loca...More..

Intel Core i7-9700K hands on review
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Intel Core i7-9700K hands on review

Intel has dropped hyper-threading on its lower-end, budget processor before, but this is a high-end processor meant for gamers and creatives. Intel has the same 95W TDP on the 9700K. We also have up to 40 ...More..

Facebook launches AI video-calling device 'Portal'
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Facebook launches AI video-calling device 'Portal'

As far as privacy is concerned, Facebook wants to assure people that it has taken relevant steps for the Portal and Portal +. The company has also been heavily linked with making its own smart speaker to r...More..

Microsoft Responds to October 2018 File Deletion Concerns
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Microsoft Responds to October 2018 File Deletion Concerns

The October 2018 Update , in my experience, has been one of the more unstable feature updates for the OS in the recent times, and the latest incident just proves that yet again. But rolling out an update that ...More..

Google to shutdown Google+ after security glitch
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Google to shutdown Google+ after security glitch

The Google Plus flaw could have allowed 438 external apps to scoop up user names, email addresses, occupations, gender and age without authorization. Today, after over 7 years of existence, Google is shutt...More..

Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event

It's no surprise that the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are set to launch. On the inside, the phones will be identical in terms of hardware and performance. We can reasonably conclude that a charging stand ...More..