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Apple Readying Augmented-Reality Glasses For 2020 Launch
- November 09, 2017

In September, at the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller touted it as the "first smartphone designed for AR". The headset will have its own display and use a custom system-on-a-chip, just like the Apple Watch now does. Microsoft is pushing mixed reality (capable of both AR and VR experiences) pretty hard with the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 , with several hardware partners introducing lower cost ... (more...)
Oneplus 5T launch event scheduled for November 16th
- November 09, 2017

Nevertheless, the company will consider adding the feature to its phones "when the time is right". OnePlus 5 will be launched in India on 16 November. The live streaming of the event will be also available on YouTube. It is expected that this smartphone will be equipped with 8 GB RAM along with 128 GB internal storage ability. (more...)
What's wrong with the 'i' in iPhone? What's wrong with the 'i' in iPhone?
- November 08, 2017

In spite of the bugs like the one with the autocorrect engine, iOS 11 .1 is one of the major iOS releases after the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X . Apple is partnering with prepaid payment card company Green Dot on the virtual Apple Pay Cash card, viewed by some as a stepping stone to the creation of a full bank-like payment service. (more...)
Amazon makes Fire TV Stick available in over 100 countries
- November 08, 2017

The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote costs $10 less and has all the power of the Alexa AI. It streams up to 1080p content. New Zealand based services such as Lightbox and Neon aren't available. The two are practically identical, as far as we can tell, in both design and features, apart from the US-only Alexa voice support. It offers fast and simple access to hundreds to thousands of media content you can find on Amazon's database. (more...)
Panasonic Launches the Eluga A4 With a 5000 mAh Battery Pack Panasonic Launches the Eluga A4 With a 5000 mAh Battery Pack
- November 07, 2017

It provides one of the biggest battery among its competition and will face a tough competition from the 8 months old Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5 lineup. The Panasonic Eluga A4 will be available across both online and offline retail channels. - The Panasonic Eluga A4 also supports quick charging, according to Panasonic . (more...)
Battle for Azeroth Expansion Announced Battle for Azeroth Expansion Announced
- November 05, 2017

The Horde (the "outcasts" of Azeroth, the orcs who came from a different world mostly) and the Alliance (mostly the humans) hate each other, and so, with this expansion, will go at each other's throats. Announced during the Blizzcon 2017 opening ceremony, World of Warcraft Classic is now in development, although a specific release date remains unknown. (more...)
StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play later this month
- November 05, 2017

If you have already purchased this game in the past, as a return gift, you will get Heart of the Swarm game for absolutely free of cost. Even if we don't get these free games, Blizzard has lowered the barrier of entry for Starcraft 2, and we might soon see new faces in real-time strategy e-sports competitions that feature the game. (more...)
Oppo F5 With 16 Megapixel Front Camera Launched In India At ₹19990 Oppo F5 With 16 Megapixel Front Camera Launched In India At ₹19990
- November 03, 2017

The selfie camera comes with AI technology which promises clear and handsome selfies and can be used to unlock the device using facial recognition. Talking about the camera of the Oppo F5 , the company said, "With more than 200 positioning spots, the F5 accentuates your facial landmarks and contours to enhance the symmetry between features like your eyes, nose, cheekbones and jawline to create the perfectly refined and natural selfie". (more...)
HTC could make a serious comeback with the HTC U11 Plus HTC could make a serious comeback with the HTC U11 Plus
- November 03, 2017

Although we're impressed with the design of the U11 Life , it's the specs on offer that really show why it's a lot cheaper. However, there is no information available about the pricing and availability of Android One variant. The U11+ will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo and HTC Sense, and both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa will be pre-installed. As far as features go, the HTC U11 Life has a 5.2-inch 1080p HD display , a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor , and two variants: one with ... (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey Sells 2 Million Copies in Just Three Days Super Mario Odyssey Sells 2 Million Copies in Just Three Days
- November 02, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is available now for Nintendo Switch . Unlike the more linear level design of Super Mario Galaxy , Odyssey hearkens back to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine with its many sprawling, sandbox-style Kingdoms, each of which houses a myriad of Power Moons and other collectibles to find. (more...)
Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in home Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in home
- November 02, 2017

The residence of Takahiro Shiraishi in the city of Zama, southwest of Tokyo, on Tuesday. Police who knocked on an apartment door in Japan and inquired about a missing woman were told by the occupant "she is in here" as he pointed to a cooler box, sources said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Beta: How to Get + What's New Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Beta: How to Get + What's New
- November 02, 2017

While many Redditors gave also pointed out that the Galaxy S8/S8 + users in the United Kingdom may get the early access to the update . Thankfully, it looks like Samsung is getting ready to test the latest version of Android on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. (more...)
Bill Belichick says keeping Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady was 'not sustainable' Bill Belichick says keeping Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady was 'not sustainable'
- November 01, 2017

He has played in 17 games in three seasons with the Patriots , including two starts in 2016 while Brady was serving a four-game suspension. With the trade deadline today, Belichick said this was the "last window" for the Patriots to make a move with Garoppolo and still recoup value for him. (more...)
Nintendo Switch may need just one year to beat Wii U
- October 31, 2017

Revenue is now forecast at 960 billion yen, up from 750 billion yen. The Switch's early success has fueled hopes for strong earnings in the coming years, as solid demand for new consoles is widely regarded as a way to strong sales of high-margin game software over several years. (more...)
Apple's sales rally may be 'short-lived'
- October 31, 2017

A few days after publishing its report of the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2017 , Canalys has published a report of the Chinese smartphone market in that same quarter. As Apple has finally started shipping its latest flagship device iPhone X , which will cost you around $1000 and it is the most expensive smartphone by Apple until now, we can clearly witness plans of Apple to become a $1 trillion company. (more...)
WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature
- October 30, 2017

After their latest live location sharing feature , WhatsApp is adding one more feature to their interface, Group Voice Calling! However, the image in the middle clearly shows WhatsApp's symbols for voice call and video call inside a group chat. (more...)
Konami teases Metal Gear Survive announcement for tomorrow Konami teases Metal Gear Survive announcement for tomorrow
- October 26, 2017

The Tweet does not mention the previously announced PC version of the game, but the Steam platform is listed on the game's official site . Pre-ordering gets you the Day 1 Survival Bonus Pack, which includes several bonus items. While the main characters, most notably Big Boss and Kaz, evacuate the sinking Mother Base, a few soldiers are left behind in the crumbling debris. The game was initially revealed as a 2017 release, but Konami delayed it back in June. (more...)
'Injustice 2' (ALL) Coming To PC This Fall, Open Beta Tomorrow
- October 25, 2017

Beginning October 25th, fans will be able to participate in an open beta that will be available on Steam. Injustice 2 includes 28 playable characters including some new characters that were not in the original. The game is being developed by QLOC, who previously worked on the PC version of Kombat X , so it's in good hands. After being left in the dark upon the game's initial launch, PC players are now getting their due. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gets Android 8.0 Oreo
- October 25, 2017

The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact , which already run Oreo, should receive the fix by the end of November. Other new photography features in the Android 8.0 update includes Predictive Capture and autofocus burst . Stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates. So there is Predictive Capture which automatically starts taking pictures of the subject when it detects a smile. (more...)
PayPal can now give you money (or take your money) through Messenger
- October 24, 2017

Helping PayPal reach a broader audience, Facebook is now inviting USA consumers to use payments service directly from Messenger . The integration is rolling out for customers residing in the United States. Moreover, the utilization of PayPal can also be made in shopping on Messenger and booking rides through various ride-hailing services. Merging the two mobile tools simplifies transactions in one streamlined app instead of making users switch to the native PayPal app. (more...)
Kedarnath: What Narendra Modi had actually proposed in 2013 for shrine reconstruction Kedarnath: What Narendra Modi had actually proposed in 2013 for shrine reconstruction
- October 21, 2017

The Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "disrespecting" traditions during his Kedarnath visit and "misleading" the people on redevelopment work of the shrine after the 2013 deluge. Kedarnath: Prime Minister Narendra Mod being felicitated on his visit to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday. The Prime minister also laid the foundation stones of five reconstruction projects at Kedarnath. (more...)
Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment
- October 20, 2017

And back in May, Waymo and Lyft announced the two companies would work together on self-driving cars. The news isn't all that surprising considering Alphabet's self-driving auto unit Waymo in May announced a partnership with Lyft to bring autonomous vehicle technology to the masses. (more...)
DOOM's New Video Showcases Motion Controls Support on Nintendo Switch DOOM's New Video Showcases Motion Controls Support on Nintendo Switch
- October 20, 2017

Easily record video clips of games. Such is the digital age that we live in that most devices need regular software updates. It's a personal request that doesn't really beat out more useful options, but it would be great if Nintendo updated the Switch's firmware at a greater frequency, aesthetically or not. (more...)
Google Photos Will Now Recognize Your Pets Google Photos Will Now Recognize Your Pets
- October 18, 2017

Ask any dog or pet owner whether they consider their canine or feline friend to be a member of the family and they'll no doubt say yes - and it turns out Google thinks the same way! While Google Photos will be able to tell a Chihuahua from a Bernese, it'll still need some help in telling the difference between dogs or cats of the same breed, the company told BuzzFeed . (more...)
Fire out at oil and gas platform; no pollution Fire out at oil and gas platform; no pollution
- October 17, 2017

Seven people were rescued and rushed to hospitals Sunday night. Clovelly said it wasn't sure if any oil had been released into Lake Pontchartrain . Jefferson Parish's water supply comes from the Mississippi River and no drinking water comes from Lake Pontchartrain, Yenni said. Authorities say there has been no reports of building damage on shore. (more...)
Oculus Go: The $200 Standalone Headset VR Needs Oculus Go: The $200 Standalone Headset VR Needs
- October 15, 2017

Given that assertion (and Zuckerberg's belief that VR will pave the way for augmented-reality adoption), it shouldn't come as a surprise that his ever-expanding social network has big plans for virtual reality once the Oculus Go ships in early 2018. (more...)
AT&T Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) gets Android 7.1 Nougat update
- October 14, 2017

While this year the Galaxy A series had regular Samsung designs, it appears that in 2018 we will some new looks. In Germany , the device is also available in Maple Gold and Midnight Black. Meanwhile, Ultra Data Saving mode is claimed to save data up to 50 percent. The handset features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. On the connectivity front, there is USB on-the-go (USB OTG), 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Glonass, and 3.5mm audio jack. (more...)
Google Home Mini caught spying on user 24/7 Google Home Mini caught spying on user 24/7
- October 12, 2017

After contacting Google press relations with an urgent request explaining the issue, Russakovskii heard back in minutes. Last week, Google launched Home Mini , a $49 voice-enabled speaker that turned out to have the interesting habit of recording every damn sound in your house, and sending them to Google servers. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 2 vs Apple iPhone X Google Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 2 vs Apple iPhone X
- October 10, 2017

Google's announcement-filled event on Wednesday affirmed that the company is betting big on hardware and artificial intelligence (AI). But clearly, it notes, the Google Pixel Buds-if they operate as billed-would be the most advanced achievement in real-time computer translation capabilities. (more...)
Steelers lose to Jaguars, 30-9 Steelers lose to Jaguars, 30-9
- October 10, 2017

Roethlisberger: "Which play was that?" He has posted a quarterback rating above 87 once this season and has not thrown for more than 250 yards yet. However, the Steelers have yet to play a complete game this season and both losses have been ugly. We have to define our identity soon, because we're coming to our midway point of the season. (more...)
BlackBerry 'Krypton' Motion Full-Touch Android Smartphone Leaked BlackBerry 'Krypton' Motion Full-Touch Android Smartphone Leaked
- October 07, 2017

A previous US FCC listing of the then BlackBerry Krypton also points to a mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor, a Full HD display and 4GB RAM. Below the display, we see a home button with an embedded BlackBerry logo inside. Moreover, the upcoming smartphone is expected to back by a 4000mAh battery with 26 hours of battery life. " Krypton " could be a code name for the upcoming smartphone for the developers and to be very frank, BlackBerry Motion sounds much cooler. (more...)
Microsoft Edge's iOS and Android Version Arriving Soon, Preview Version Now Available Microsoft Edge's iOS and Android Version Arriving Soon, Preview Version Now Available
- October 07, 2017

Now here we are with Edge having recently marked its second birthday as part of Windows 10 and right on the verge of the fourth major feature update being released on 17 October 2017 - most of you already know it as the Fall Creators Update. (more...)
TransCanada cancels Energy East pipeline TransCanada cancels Energy East pipeline
- October 06, 2017

February 3, 2016: The National Energy Board directing TransCanada to rework its application to build the contentious Energy East pipeline because the document is too hard to understand - even for experts. ". It is important to say today that, while we wanted to see the pipeline built, it is not the only opportunity our government has been pursuing to grow our economy", he said. (more...)
The Nobel prize in chemistry was given for the visualization of molecules The Nobel prize in chemistry was given for the visualization of molecules
- October 06, 2017

His breakthrough was further developed by German-born scientist Frank, a US citizen, while Dubochet of Switzerland used rapidly frozen water to preserve the natural shape of the biomolecules. Through this method, researchers can now "stop" biomolecules in motion and "to visualize the process, which they've never seen before". "In the early 1980s, Dubochet succeeded in vitrifying water", the announcement continued. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 release date and pictures revealed in new leaks
- October 04, 2017

The 16:9 screen looks to be similar in dimension with last year's Pixel, and reported to have a 1080p screen. While on the spec side, expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, paired with 4GB RAM 128GB native storage with the norm as always with no sd-card support. (more...)
Trump Criticizes San Juan Mayor Over 'Poor Leadership' in Puerto Rico Recovery Trump Criticizes San Juan Mayor Over 'Poor Leadership' in Puerto Rico Recovery
- October 03, 2017

Trump has said he's doing everything possible to help the "great people of PR!" and has pledged to spare no effort to help the island recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath. "There are people literally just modeling their uniforms", Melendez said. "But when people are suffering and dying, and that's my family, I'm beyond offended". (more...)
PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update
- October 03, 2017

In partnership with Capital One, Sony will be introducing its new PlayStation credit card for all fans of the gaming console. It doesn't have many headline new features, but it does contain a number of small enhancements to help improve the overall experience of playing in VR. (more...)
YouTube declares war on Patreon YouTube declares war on Patreon
- October 01, 2017

As of today , YouTubers who are also registered members of the Nintendo Creators Program are no longer allowed to broadcast content on YouTube Live. Or, they also suggest that you can register the video individually. The main issue here for content creators is that live streaming is now one of the most viable ways to earn revenue through gaming content. (more...)
GoPro hopes to turn its fortunes around with new Hero6 action camera GoPro hopes to turn its fortunes around with new Hero6 action camera
- September 29, 2017

A new bundle is available for $1,200 that includes a Hero6 camera. GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO ) announces two new cameras that had already suffered spec leaks. The Fusion camera, which can capture 360-degree video, will sell for US$700. The GoPro Hero6 Black is available for purchase from today priced at $499. (more...)
Longest Surviving Kashmiri Terrorist Gunned Down by Indian Forces Longest Surviving Kashmiri Terrorist Gunned Down by Indian Forces
- September 27, 2017

He belonged to Baramulla and carried a bounty of Rs 10 lakh rupees on his head. Najar joined terror ranks at the age of 16. A Police spokesman in a statement said the slain terrorist was returning to Kashmir from Pakistan to take command of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen following the "wiping up of Hizbul Mujahideen" from north Kashmir. (more...)
Ilkay Gündoğan targets quick Manchester City return against Chelsea Ilkay Gündoğan targets quick Manchester City return against Chelsea
- September 22, 2017

Gundogan played again against West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, but City fans and staff will now be holding their breath after he seemed to suffer another injury. The ball had rebounded to him from a fine save by Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster who had beaten out a precisely guided effort from Ilkay Gundogan . (more...)
Huawei Mate 10, Price, Specifications And Availability In Pakistan Huawei Mate 10, Price, Specifications And Availability In Pakistan
- September 20, 2017

The Huawei Mate 10 comes with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Despite this, the handset will still be pretty high-end thanks to the pair of cameras on its back, which are arranged vertically as shown in the leaked images. If you're interested to know about the hardware specifications, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will feature Huawei's in-house silicon made on the 10nm FinFET architecture called Kirin 970 . (more...)
Google APK Code Reveals Innovative Pixel 2 Feature Google APK Code Reveals Innovative Pixel 2 Feature
- September 20, 2017

The leak doesn't reveal much about the specs of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but previous leaks have confirmed pretty much all there is to know about the Android duo. Meanwhile, Google Home may have just gotten a hell of a lot more adorable. (Samsung's smaller phones, the S8 and S8+, still use singular rear shooters, so Google's not alone here.) We haven't seen the fronts of the phones, but we're hoping to see the Pixel lines lose some of their chunky bezels. (more...)
Bob Mueller's Facebook warrant signals stunning new turn in Russian Federation probe Bob Mueller's Facebook warrant signals stunning new turn in Russian Federation probe
- September 18, 2017

Google, which said last week it had seen no evidence of a Russian ad campaign on its platforms during last year's US election, earlier this year offered to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge. The bureau is reportedly investigating Manafort's financial history and overseas business dealings as part of its probe into possible collusion between the campaign and Moscow. (more...)
Doom and Wolfenstein are coming to Nintendo Switch Doom and Wolfenstein are coming to Nintendo Switch
- September 15, 2017

Also during the Nintendo Direct conference, Bethesda revealed new footage for the Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , which launches on November 17th, making it the first game in the series on a Nintendo system. The last but probably biggest announcement from the Nintendo Direct event was that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would be coming to Switch. Nintendo also confirmed that the beloved RPG will also support amiibo, and players will be able to unlock some ... (more...)
Retro fever: Nintendo boosts Super NES Classic production, revives NES Classic Retro fever: Nintendo boosts Super NES Classic production, revives NES Classic
- September 13, 2017

According to a report published by the FT , citing an interview with president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the firm has " dramatically increased " production of the SNES Classic . Next summer, the company plans to sell its Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition , which will include 30 games like The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong . (more...)
Volkswagen Group will electrify its 300-car lineup by 2030 Volkswagen Group will electrify its 300-car lineup by 2030
- September 13, 2017

Buzz Concept and a host of EVs from Audi. The Group was billed by some media outlets as the first volume manufacturer to make the declaration that it would electrify its entire fleet by a certain date. However, Müller told the company event yesterday that there was a critical need for more EV charging infrastructure in cities and on highways to help EVs breakthrough in the market, adding that the low emission transport and energy transitions are also "inextricably linked". (more...)
YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices YouTube brings HDR playback support to mobile devices
- September 10, 2017

But since the HDR option is now available, they need to tap on that option first. Initially, Pixel , LG V30 , Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8, and Sony Experia XZ Premium devices will get YouTube mobile HDR via its mobile app. Other services, such as Netflix , haven't offer HDR content for smartphones yet unless users subscribe to Netflix's top-tier, $12-a-month 4K streaming plan. (more...)
'Destiny 2' Guide: How to get a Sparrow 'Destiny 2' Guide: How to get a Sparrow
- September 08, 2017

Guild Wars 2 has cosmetic items called dyes which are virtually identical to Destiny 2's shaders. Smith also makes it clear that Bungie wants the shaders, which are exclusive to different destinations and activities in the game, to be an extra driving force to encourage players to be playing more activities on a regular basis. (more...)
If You've Got Destiny 2 on Disc, the Servers Are Live If You've Got Destiny 2 on Disc, the Servers Are Live
- September 07, 2017

Here are all the details on when Destiny 2 will launch in your region. If the whole 4K thing isn't quite for you, you can now grab an absolute bargain on an Xbox One S console in one of a few bundles. Destiny 2 is hardly the most secretive of sequels though, and by now most fans know exactly what they're getting into in terms of features and content. (more...)