Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill. Will protesters notice?

Hong Kong officials announced on Wednesday that the controversial extradition bill - which would have given the Hong Kong government authority to extradite Hong Kong individuals back to mainland communsit China - has been withdrawn from consid... More..

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Huawei launches foldable phone in China
by | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Huawei launches foldable phone in China

Rather than using a book-style form factor like the Galaxy Fold , Huawei's phone uses an out-folding design that turns the single, 8-inch display into a smartphone. True to its word, the company said it wi...More..

Steam now lets you play local multiplayer games online
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Steam now lets you play local multiplayer games online

Simply right-click on your friend in your friend list and choose the Remote Play Together option from the dialogue. That might even be better than couch play if they're a particularly shovey git. Your friends...More..

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant can be easily tricked to eavesdrop on users
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant can be easily tricked to eavesdrop on users

In a proof of concept video , Frerichs is shown triggering a third-party random integer generator. The Amazon Echo Skill was adjusted so that when a user tried to launch it, Alexa would give the error ...More..

Google's Sycamore quantum processor shows 'supremacy'
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Google's Sycamore quantum processor shows 'supremacy'

Some competitors in the industry have disputed Google's claim of achieving quantum supremacy . Instead of bits, which today's computers use to process information, quantum computers use quantum bits, or ...More..

Spotify offers a free Google Home Mini to all US Premium subscribers
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Spotify offers a free Google Home Mini to all US Premium subscribers

Of course, there's only one speaker per plan. The firm has just announced that it will be giving away a Google Home Mini device to both new and existing Premium subscribers in the United States, while sto...More..

Diablo 4 Confirmed By Latest Artbook Advertisement Leak
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Diablo 4 Confirmed By Latest Artbook Advertisement Leak

Will this be the year? It claims the book (which you can pre-order on Amazon ) contains "over 500 artworks from Diablo , Diablo II , Diablo III and Diablo IV ". Aside from GameStar , another source out...More..

Microsoft partners with CPU makers for Secured-core PCs - Systems
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Microsoft partners with CPU makers for Secured-core PCs - Systems

With Secured-core PC, Microsoft is rethinking Windows's relationship with firmware and how it handles booting up a device. 'Our investments in Windows Defender System Guard and Secured-core PC devices are c...More..

Google Photos format loophole looks to give iPhone free storage
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Google Photos format loophole looks to give iPhone free storage

Last week, some iPhone users were surprised to learn that they could save their images on Google Photos at full quality with unlimited storage. Following the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL , fans w...More..

Netflix shares drop after Verizon reveals Disney streaming promotion
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Netflix shares drop after Verizon reveals Disney streaming promotion

Netflix shares sank more than 3 percent Tuesday, after Verizon said it will offer unlimited wireless and broadband customers a free one-year subscription to Walt Disney's soon-to-be-launched streaming service ...More..

Google Pixel 4 Software Update To Bring Eye Detection For Face Unlock
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Software Update To Bring Eye Detection For Face Unlock

First published at October 18, 4:32 a.m. PT. Updated at October 21, 3:12 a.m. PT: Adds Google's statement about a patch. Unlike the new Pixels, Apple's iPhones have a toggle for this, allowing you to set ...More..

WeWork board accepts SoftBank rescue deal , Garage
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

WeWork board accepts SoftBank rescue deal , Garage

The cancelled public offering also left WeWork, which lost US$900 million in the first half of the year, without a crucial source of funding: a US$6-billion loan that had been contingent on a successful entranc...More..

Analysts predict tough time for Google's Pixel 4 in SA
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Analysts predict tough time for Google's Pixel 4 in SA

A new Google support document explains that although three-button navigation is still available in Android 10 (and can be activated through System Gestures System navigation), if you select it, you won't be a...More..

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare copies leaked a few days before launch
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare copies leaked a few days before launch

A streamer by the name of " VonGarcon " shared a photo of leaked copies of " Modern Warfare " on social media. Call of Duty League City Circuit is a new casual competition, which will bring LAN tournament...More..

Samsung warns users against using their in-display fingerprint scanner
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Samsung warns users against using their in-display fingerprint scanner

It was later discovered that the issue was with the type of screen protectors that the user chooses to fit on. Samsung told Reuters (by means of Engadget) that it's revealing a software patch after it dev...More..

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Renders Spotted in macOS Catalina Beta
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Renders Spotted in macOS Catalina Beta

Apple fanatics are buzzing over the potential to get their hands on what would be Apple's largest MacBook Pro screen to date. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to be powered by up to 9th-Gen Intel Core Coffe...More..

HTC continues to flog the Bitcoin phone horse with a €219 handset
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

HTC continues to flog the Bitcoin phone horse with a €219 handset

Anyone with an interest in a device that serves the dual goal of an easy-access cryptocurrency wallet and a smartphone and happens to live in Europe , Saudi Arabia, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates, can go a...More..

Google will fix Pixel 4 face unlock issue with 'eyes open' update
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

Google will fix Pixel 4 face unlock issue with 'eyes open' update

Google's Pixel 4 Assistant support document also mentions the G Suite restriction (in an imprecise way) but it doesn't state that having a G Suite account alongside a standard Google/Gmail account will interf...More..

WhatsApp update for iOS users brings in a host of new features
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

WhatsApp update for iOS users brings in a host of new features

Switching on dark mode on your iPhone actually can save battery life. With Dark Mode , you still get the same amount of work done while having more than enough juice to get you home with navigation at the ...More..

Apple's Noise-Cancelling AirPods Pro Rumored For Late October Release
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Apple's Noise-Cancelling AirPods Pro Rumored For Late October Release

We have also seen references to this redesigned pair of AirPods in the beta version of iOS 13.2. Kuo, in fact, also claimed that the new Airpods will feature a so called, "all-new form factor design" and a ...More..

Warren Suggests Facebook Might Help Trump Win Reelection for Profit
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Warren Suggests Facebook Might Help Trump Win Reelection for Profit

He said: "I understand people are concerned that we have so much control over how they communicate on our services. We must continue to stand for free expression". To make his case totally free speech on the ...More..

Choose Your Path in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Choose Your Path in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

Obsidian Entertainment's The Outer Worlds has been highly anticipated by many. Things go haywire, and now you're trapped in a faraway solar system controlled by corporations. "Those people clearly haven't me...More..

Stadia's mobile streaming will be pretty awkward at launch
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Stadia's mobile streaming will be pretty awkward at launch

Obviously, the timeframe is not exact, and instant devices were not specified, with Google noting how it "will continue to work diligently to add new features to the Stadia on a regular basis". Presently, you c...More..

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC 4K Trailer Is Beautiful and Haunting
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC 4K Trailer Is Beautiful and Haunting

For example, there will be extra content for the story mode, we are told. Red Dead Redemption 2 PC boasts greater fidelity and new details in the world. Yeah, if you've got the right hardware Red Dead Rede...More..

Google Maps Gets the Best Feature of Waze on iPhone
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Google Maps Gets the Best Feature of Waze on iPhone

In June it added a speedometer next to the existing speed-limit indicator that launched earlier in the year . The iPhone version of Google Maps has recently been updated with support for error reportin...More..

The end of Yahoo Groups? Not quite yet but close
by | Sunday, October 20, 2019

The end of Yahoo Groups? Not quite yet but close

In context: Yahoo Groups is one of the last remaining vestiges of a bygone internet era. From October 28, users won't be able to upload any more new content to the site, and from December 14 all previously...More..

Early Warning Earthquake App Can Save California from Another Disaster
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Early Warning Earthquake App Can Save California from Another Disaster

In general, communities farthest away from the epicenter of a quake would receive the most advance warning. "The alerts will only go to people that are going to feel shaking", Richard Allen, director of the U...More..

Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock System is Not Actually 'Super-Secure'
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock System is Not Actually 'Super-Secure'

Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have no fingerprint sensor anywhere, instead relying only on face unlock for biometric authentication. Like most new biometric systems, that means we'll probably be writ...More..

Long Meowth revives dead meme in Pokemon Sword and Shield
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Long Meowth revives dead meme in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you're excited for next month's release of Pokemon Sword and Shield , then I've got even bigger news for you. They'll be the first mainline Pokemon games on a Nintendo home console and are set to intr...More..

Google Maps will now let you report speed traps on iPhone
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Google Maps will now let you report speed traps on iPhone

The update relates to reporting driving incidents and will allow iPhone users to finally communicate driving events like speed traps and crashes from within the application. To add an incident, there's a new ...More..

Modern Warfare lootboxes won't ever happen, Activision promises
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Modern Warfare lootboxes won't ever happen, Activision promises

Each Battle Pass will have free and premium streams, with players able to see all of the content they are earning or buying. So Battle Pass buyers shouldn't be getting any advantage from what they're unlocking....More..

Apple's iOS 13 now on 50% of devices
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Apple's iOS 13 now on 50% of devices

The figures are better when looking at iPad devices introduced within the last four years: 41 percent are using iPadOS , 51 percent are using iOS 12, and just 8 percent are on an earlier OS. 38 per of these ...More..

Police search for abducted 3-year-old from Birmingham
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Police search for abducted 3-year-old from Birmingham

At some point, they said, he snatched a barefoot Kamille and put her into a Toyota SUV and drove off. Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, is charged with seven crimes - possession of child pornography and possessi...More..

Google’s made a puzzling choice with Pixel 4’s face unlock feature
by | Friday, October 18, 2019

Google’s made a puzzling choice with Pixel 4’s face unlock feature

The fact that Google is allowing this type of security access through face unlock is surprising, especially since last month's leaks from Nextrift revealed a "Require eyes to be open" toggle switch, picture...More..

OnePlus 8 Pro renders show punch-hole display and quad-cams
by | Friday, October 18, 2019

OnePlus 8 Pro renders show punch-hole display and quad-cams

First details of the upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphone leaked online a few days back, while the leak didn't give us details on the core specs of the smartphone, it suggested that the OnePlus 8 is going to ditch th...More..