Sci-tech

by | April 15, 2019 | 07:24

Unofficially, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp appeared to be working again shortly after 9 a.m. At the time of writing, Facebook (who also owns Instagram and WhatsApp) has yet to issue a statement addressing this problem. That's because the trio was down world-wide for over two hours today. Downdetector .com's live outage map showed that the issues were mainly in Europe, Asia and the US.

by | April 13, 2019 | 00:37

Only four pages long, the bill reverses the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal from 2017 and turns net neutrality rules into law. The Office of Management and Budget said Monday it opposes the bill . "President Trump and Mitch McConnell can say whatever they want, but the writing is on the wall: there is overwhelming public consensus in support of real net neutrality and it's only a matter of time before we win", said Evan Greer, deputy director of the internet ...

by | April 13, 2019 | 00:32

You'll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser later today (April 10 for the USA and April 11 for Europe) - you'll simply need to sign in to your PlayStation Network account to do so. Sony has released a list of games with no issues, and those with some known issues, which can be found here . On your PS4 itself by going to [Settings] then selecting [Account Management] [Account Information] [Profile] [Online ID].

by | April 10, 2019 | 09:59

We're expecting a lot of announcements from today's event, all expected to be smartphones within the revamped Galaxy A series, however, the Galaxy A90 is expected to be the star of the show, though there are words that the firm could also announce a new Galaxy A80 and perhaps an entry-level Galaxy A20e.

by | April 10, 2019 | 03:16

The phones list of "system features" also reads "PIXEL_2019_MIDYEAR_EXPERIENCE", hinting that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are mid-cycle refresh. The Google " bonito " aka Pixel 3a XL, is listed with 4GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie as well, but with a larger display, a 6-inch (approximately) panel with fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution.

by | April 05, 2019 | 07:44

It's unclear when Amazon will announce the new buds, but sometime around August or September sounds reasonable. The Powerbeats Pro have an in-ear ear hook design which means they have a more secure fit than the 2nd gen AirPods . It feels like Apple has intentionally designed these new AirPods to not appear as an upgrade for current owners. Kuo also predicted that Apple would be shipping AirPower in "late 4Q18 or early 1Q19".

by | April 05, 2019 | 06:54

In Chicago, the service is available throughout the West Loop and the South Loop in addition to the Verizon store on The Magnificent Mile and throughout The Gold Coast, Old Town, and River North. Verizon will be the first carrier to offer Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 5G smartphone later this spring, but we're still waiting for a price and release date.

by | April 04, 2019 | 07:45

Now, it seems the corporate goes all-in with regards to foldable smartphones, with Huawei CEO Richard Yu providing some refreshingly frank feedback concerning the expertise in a brand new interview with GSMArena . What Huawei managed to pull off with its recently unveiled P30 Pro is nothing short of remarkable, if not downright magical. Huawei is constantly growing despite its growing issues with the US.

by | April 04, 2019 | 07:32

The Borderlands: GOTY Edition was just released on PlayStation 4 today too, as such it's only fitting that Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is now on sale. Borderlands 3 is great to play alone or with a friend via online or coach co-op. A now-deleted post on the official Borderlands Twitter account may have let slip the release date for Gearbox's recently announced title .

by | April 03, 2019 | 07:28

As per the Android security bulletin for the month of April, the latest Android security update resolves 11 issues through the security patch level dated 2019-04-01 and 78 through the patch level dated 2019-04-05. The decision to discontinue the Pixel 2 lineup is hardly surprising. There's no question that the Pixel 3 is a much-improved phone but it also arrives with a far higher price.

by | April 03, 2019 | 06:41

Gmail users will soon be able to schedule e-mails and respond to comments on Google Doc from without leaving their inboxes, Google announced as Gmail turned 15 on April 1. Secondly, Google is adding email scheduling to Gmail. Popular email app Spark, in many ways similar in spirit to Inbox, makes its way from iOS to Android today.

by | April 02, 2019 | 11:37

You can now play a version of the classic Snake game on the mobile app and desktop . Google said Snake would be available on its Maps app for the entire week. The option is below the navigation options in the app. You get your selection of cities including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo.

by | March 30, 2019 | 09:41

According to XDA , the Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be sold in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom. It's hard to tell from the video but the Mi Fold seems like its pretty thicc when folded. It says that the folding durability test is a key part of these folding device assessments.

by | March 29, 2019 | 07:14

We have no idea when Borderlands 3 will launch, nor do we know how much it will cost or what platforms it may (or may not) be exclusive to. The trailer, which can be viewed below, features a number of series staples, including the iconic Psycho mask and the series unique flair for combining the desolate wasteland with all the color and sound of the New York World Fair.

by | March 27, 2019 | 05:23

The tweet ins't exactly subtle - clearly stating Huawei will be launching a new version of the Huawei Watch GT at today's launch event. Enjoy! Event starts in 1 hour, at 9AM Eastern Time. The P30 Pro is available from €999 in 8GB/128GB, 256GB and 512GB options - so no excuses for not filling it up with photos. The P30 Pro comes in a couple more exciting colours, along with a slightly larger display and new camera hardware.

by | March 26, 2019 | 07:13

He also says the entry-level 7th-generation iPad will get a minor redesign with a slightly bigger 10.2-inch display. All accessories shipped with the iPad Pro 10 .5 and 12.9 (2017) are brand new, although you may have to settle for a generic white retail box.

by | March 25, 2019 | 14:23

Given these hints, Apple itself pretty much confirms the event's focus on its service, particularly original video content. "This is a pivotal shift for Apple and in our opinion the biggest strategic move since the iPhone was unveiled in 2007", said Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities.

by | March 25, 2019 | 13:34

Similar to its disc-supporting sibling, the Xbox One S All-Digital will have up to 1TB in its HDD, and looks to support 4K Ultra HD among other features. Unsurprisingly with an all-digital spin, the Blu-Ray drive has been ditched, along with the (now moot) eject button. Now, thanks to a new report , a more specific date for the new console's release has now been unveiled.

by | March 24, 2019 | 13:15

In a report from USGamer , sources who remained anonymous have stated that Walmart has been talking with game developers and publishers since earlier this year and the discussions stretched throughout the Game Developers Conference as well.

by | March 20, 2019 | 09:26

What's particularly interesting is the fact that the phone features a headphone jack at the top. The site has also confirmed some specs. (Credit: Tom's Guide) The common assumption about the reported phones was that Google planned to call them the Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL .

by | March 19, 2019 | 10:38

When it comes to specifications and features, the Redmi 7 adorns a 6.26-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Talking about the cameras, the Redmi Go sports an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture.

by | March 19, 2019 | 10:00

Much like Battle Passes for other popular titles like Fortnite , this pass in Apex Legends will allow you to earn up to 100 awards for playing throughout Season 1. Defeat doesn't sting for very long because I can just hit the ground running in the next match and have fun shooting my way to the top. For more on the first Apex Legends battle pass and Octane, check out the stories below.

by | March 19, 2019 | 08:58

Cupertino reckons that this offers 70 percent improved CPU performance and double the graphics capability. The new iPad Air has a brand new 10.5-inch Retina display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The new iPads will kick off a planned year of several major new hardware launches for Apple who is also planning a new iPad mini , new AirPods and Apple Watches, multiple new Macs, including a revamp to the Mac Pro, and three new iPhones for this year, Bloomberg News has reported.

by | March 18, 2019 | 09:39

The company revealed it would be launching a cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for iPhone and Android devices. That means that those games can link to Xbox Live for functionality such as achievements, friends lists, clubs, hero statistics, and Gamerscore.

by | March 18, 2019 | 09:29

For example, a Galaxy S10 owner didn't realize that his phone had butt-dialed the police emergency number. Save for the position of the sensors and front-facing camera, they could pass for the same phone. Samsung said in a presentation last October that it was looking into several different technologies to maximize screen space, according to The Verge .

by | March 16, 2019 | 06:39

Valve has launched a beta for Steam Link Anywhere , the logical extension to its Steam In-Home Streaming which removes the "in-home" requirement and allows gamers to stream from anywhere to anywhere . You'll have to opt into the Steam client beta with the date of March 13 or newer, and then you can connect to any computer by selecting "Other Computer" from the search.

by | March 14, 2019 | 15:58

Different devices will have have different display configurations and it's important Android can morph appropriately. When I first leaked Android Q back in January , there was one feature that I really wanted to show off but sadly couldn't because it wasn't fully implemented: the experimental desktop mode.

by | March 07, 2019 | 12:22

Facebook's 2FA has been under the privacy scanner since past year when a number of people received random SMS notifications after giving their phone number for 2FA. Facebook told Mashable that the option to disable the 'phone number lookup' and 'email id lookup' is now not available but would update details once finalized.

by | March 06, 2019 | 21:45

One will be similar to the "falcon wing" design of the Huawei Mate X , while another will be a simple clamshell, as opposed to the "book" style arrangement of the Galaxy Fold . New additions to the series include a Wireless PowerShare and in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (only on Galaxy S10 + and S10). A crease appears on the device's display after it's been folded around 10,000 times, which could be a major problem for customers.

by | March 05, 2019 | 11:54

As of Thunderbolt 3 , Intel has made the spec available royalty free , and the USB Promoter Group is pouncing by officially injecting it into USB4. Intel has already announced that it is baking in support for the Thunderbolt 3 specification directly into its forthcoming 10nm Ice Lake processors, eliminating the need for third-party control chips.