Electronics


Best Buy unsurprisingly cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders Best Buy unsurprisingly cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders
- May 25, 2019

If Samsung doesn't have a solid date in mind, you might as well as cancel the orders. Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold smartphone earlier this year, but the phone was pulled from sales after issues were reported with the display. In a customer service post, a Best Buy representative said, "Because we put our customers first and want to ensure they are taken care of in the best possible manner, Best Buy has made a decision to cancel all current pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold ". (more...)
Call of Duty 2019 reveal date leaked?
- May 25, 2019

Following months of rumours surrounding the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise, there's finally been some clarification on what the game is going to be called. Therefore, a May 24 reveal date seemed more than plausible. That being said Jason Schreier's track record is pretty much ideal, so it does seem safe to bet on this information being correct. (more...)
Popular Streamers Get Paid $50,000 Per Hour To Play New Games Popular Streamers Get Paid $50,000 Per Hour To Play New Games
- May 24, 2019

He says that publishers are in search of streamers who can garner an audience of that size. Last year, consumers spent 8.9B hours watching (not playing) video games on Twitch , the Amazon-owned streaming platform. In fact, top streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins was said to have earned a million dollars promoting the launch of Apex Legends. While the #ApexPartner program only lasted for the game's first day online, it has welcomed more than 50 million players and is now the second most ... (more...)
Google Suspends Plan to Pull Huawei's Access to Android Google Suspends Plan to Pull Huawei's Access to Android
- May 23, 2019

The disruption to Huawei's follows the United States government's decision to add the company to its "Entity List", citing security concerns and Iran sanctions violations. The partnership could bode well for Huawei since Aptoide is based from Lisbon, Portugal and the U.S. trade ban on the Chinese company isn't valid for them. (more...)
British mobile operator EE to start 5G services, will not offer Huawei
- May 23, 2019

It is expected to offer internet speeds that are several times more than the current generation 4G. EE is also offering a video data pass worth £8.99 whereby users can stream video services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BT Sport, TV Player and MTV Play without using their data. (more...)
New Pixel 3a Hit By Random Shutdown Bug New Pixel 3a Hit By Random Shutdown Bug
- May 23, 2019

While there is no indication as to what has triggered this problem , one Reddit user facing the same problem stated that the problem arose only when the device was connected to Wi-Fi and turning off the Wi-Fi setting would solve the issue. (more...)
Apple updates MacBook Pro with new CPUs and improved keyboards Apple updates MacBook Pro with new CPUs and improved keyboards
- May 23, 2019

The new MacBook Pro comes with an impressive 15-inch retina display. "If you want the absolute top of the line 15" MacBook Pro with all the bells and whistles it is going to set you back a whopping $6,549 United States dollars! Apple Inc said on Tuesday it will fix typing-related problems in "butterfly" keyboards for an expanded set of laptops, that include newer versions of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. (more...)
Epic Games hosting Mega Sale Epic Games hosting Mega Sale
- May 21, 2019

Fanatical Steam supporters lose their marbles about games not being on Steam. I get folks have issues with Epic's store. Epic's recent mega sale event should have been a grand success, paving its path towards publicity among gamers worldwide. (more...)
Ubisoft's Skull & Bones Delayed Again, Skipping E3 2019 Ubisoft's Skull & Bones Delayed Again, Skipping E3 2019
- May 18, 2019

Ubisoft's Q1 started on April 1, 2019 so the current fiscal year will end on March 31, 2020. Skull & Bones was set to launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC but given the rather long delay and that we also expect new consoles in 2020, you might find it being a launch title for PlayStation 5. (more...)
Podcast: OnePlus 7 Pro! Podcast: OnePlus 7 Pro!
- May 18, 2019

The OnePlus 7 Pro's first sale will commence today. The curved display and the rounded corners of the device add a bit of oomph to the design and the subtle color options on offer add a classy touch. The full retail price is the same as it is at OnePlus - $699. OnePlus 7 will be priced at ₹ 32,999 (6GB RAM) and ₹ 37,999 (8GB RAM). It is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with three RAM and storage configurations that max out at 12GB/256GB. (more...)
Asus ZenFone 6 Review: Hands-On With The Flippy Camera Asus ZenFone 6 Review: Hands-On With The Flippy Camera
- May 18, 2019

The fingerprint scanner is also on the back, and like the ZenFone 5 (and not a certain other manufacturer's phones) it's a respectable distance from the cameras , so you shouldn't accidentally cover those lenses in fingerprints. Stabilised 4k60 fps video is also now a possibility. So, for example, you can select the different sound mode with a single press, flashlight for double press and with press and hold, you can take a screenshot. (more...)
Amazon Announces a New & Faster Fire 7 Tablet With 2x The Storage Amazon Announces a New & Faster Fire 7 Tablet With 2x The Storage
- May 17, 2019

Also launching today is an all-new Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition , priced at £99.99. Faster processor-With a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, quickly and easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web. Probably the most important (and most advertised) new feature is the hands-free Alexa integration. Truth be told, this one is more expensive than the all-new Fire 7 tablet , as Amazon offers its new kids-oriented slate for $100. (more...)
The Epic Games Store holds first Epic Mega Sale The Epic Games Store holds first Epic Mega Sale
- May 17, 2019

We apologize for any confusion this caused and hope customers who got the deal enjoy the game. The Epic Mega Sale consists of multiple sales of varying sizes. Despite missing basic features like a shopping cart (yes it's still missing even during a big sale), the Epic Store is making a case for buying games on the platform. (more...)
Zombieload Intel side-channel attack detailed - CPU Zombieload Intel side-channel attack detailed - CPU
- May 16, 2019

ZombieLoad affects every Intel processor made since 2011, which means all MacBooks and a large majority of Windows PCs are in the crosshairs. A "zombie load" is a high amount of data that the processor can not properly handle, which causes the processor to use elements of its microcode to prevent the whole PC crashing. (more...)
Incognito Mode Coming Soon for Google Maps Incognito Mode Coming Soon for Google Maps
- May 12, 2019

Also, if you set a timer on a smart speaker or display, Google's rolling out a feature that'll allow you to stop the timer by just saying "stop", no "Hey Google" required. Gets more visual Google Lens taps into machine learning (ML), computer vision and tens of billions of facts in the Knowledge Graph to answer user questions. (more...)
IFixit teardown rates Pixel 3a as Googles most repairable device IFixit teardown rates Pixel 3a as Googles most repairable device
- May 11, 2019

Every time a new smartphone comes up, it's inspected from every angle by everyone, and the Pixel 3a is no exception. There's no Pixel visual core chip, though. The updates give people some much-needed sway over how Google saves personal information and what apps constantly track location, privacy advocates say . (more...)
The OnePlus 7 series is launching in Malaysia on 21st May The OnePlus 7 series is launching in Malaysia on 21st May
- May 11, 2019

The latest Qualcomm processor will couple with Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM. At the OnePlus 7 Pro launch events in T-Mobile Signature Stores, the first 200 customers will get a OnePlus gift with their purchase. Two microphones will be located on the bottom of the phone, and in-between them, you will notice a Type-C USB port. The goal with the OnePlus 7 Pro , he added, is to " create the best phone possible in not just the premium tier, but the ultrapremium tier ". (more...)
Google Currently Working On A Pixel With Foldable Display Google Currently Working On A Pixel With Foldable Display
- May 09, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have gotten the new foldable wave of devices off to a false start, but that hasn't deterred Google from continuing to work on the platform. The Samsung Galaxy Fold's postponement due to displays breaking may be a factor why OEMs need to wait a bit. "Google has also experimented with the foldable form, said Mario Queiroz, who leads development of Pixel phones, ahead of the search giant's I/O developer conference". (more...)
Apex Legends is coming to mobile Apex Legends is coming to mobile
- May 09, 2019

Electronic Arts posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Tuesday, riding on the popularity of its battle royale game, Apex Legends , sending its shares up 7 percent in extended trading. "Engagement is strong, and we have big plans for the Legends and the world they compete in". On an adjusted basis, EA's fourth-quarter revenue was $1.36 billion, beating analysts' average estimates of $1.20 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. (more...)
Android Auto gets a new look, faster access, and a dark theme
- May 08, 2019

If you're already running Beta 2 , you will get Beta 3 via system update normally. This used to be the Android Auto home screen, but now it lives under the "bell" icon. This means that Google is eliminating the navigation bar all together so that apps and games can literally use the entire screen. With the music open, you'll see your next turn information. (more...)
Google Releases Android Security Patch for May 2019, Includes 30 Security Fixes Google Releases Android Security Patch for May 2019, Includes 30 Security Fixes
- May 08, 2019

Google kicks off its developer-focused I/O event tomorrow with the traditional keynote presentation and all indication point to the new Pixel phones being announced then. In a new development, we have some news about one of the most critical aspect of any Pixel phone out there - the rear camera . Google's Pixel phones left behind the affordable price points of the Nexus era, but the Pixels are some of the best smartphones you can buy. (more...)
We Now Know Pretty Much Everything About Google's New Pixel 3a Range We Now Know Pretty Much Everything About Google's New Pixel 3a Range
- May 07, 2019

Google Pixel 3a XL will cost Rs 44,999 when it launches in India on May 8. Also, Google might unveil both the phones over its 2019 I/O worldwide program on May 7th, 2019. Google I/O 2019 will most likely see the said two features going official, along with the long-rumored privacy dashboard, newer gesture navigation controls, a new sharing page, and more. (more...)
OnePlus drops OnePlus 7 into bucket of water, even without IP rating OnePlus drops OnePlus 7 into bucket of water, even without IP rating
- May 04, 2019

The accidental screen replacement offer will be valid for six months from the purchase date of OnePlus 7 Pro . The pre-booking amount will be redeemable on the device purchase. Rumors suggest that OnePlus may employ a pop-up camera system to provide users with a selfie camera, but these latest image leaks don't give us a view of this, so there's no guarantee this is accurate. (more...)
Google Pixel 3a pair get last pre-launch wireless taps Google Pixel 3a pair get last pre-launch wireless taps
- May 01, 2019

According to oft-reliable tipster Evan Blass , better known via the Twitter handle @evleaks , Google will launch its more affordable take on the flagship Pixel 3 series during the opening keynote of Google IO next week. This makes sense since most people who decide to shell out a lot of money on a phone , want it to be a total beauty, from all angles. Google Pixels are good phones. (more...)
Someone made a life-size Honda Civic Type R out of Lego Someone made a life-size Honda Civic Type R out of Lego
- April 27, 2019

The most challenging elements of the build, according to McNaught , were the window wipers thanks to their fragility, while the back spoiler needed additional construction allowing it to "float". "We are thrilled that our partners have come to play with this first season of LEGO® Masters", said Liana Dubois , Nine's Director of Powered. The structure of FK8 Honda Civic Type R's life-sized version is based on a steel frame., and all the stock standard pieces are glued together. (more...)
IOS 13 Will Integrate More Third-Party Apps to Siri IOS 13 Will Integrate More Third-Party Apps to Siri
- April 25, 2019

It looks like iOS 13 might get some new Animoji: a cow, octopus, mouse, and an emoji face. According to a report in 9to5Mac, the Cupertino, California-based company will be announcing new Siri intents for media playback, search, voice calling, and message attachment. (more...)
OnePlus 7 Pro prices will start at around €700 OnePlus 7 Pro prices will start at around €700
- April 25, 2019

The OnePlus 7 is rumored to come with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, which will have Full HD+ resolution. That's going to have to change with the OnePlus 7 Pro for the device to succeed. CEO Pete Lau recently spoke to The Verge and confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will offer 5G experience and new display tech. A new leak/rumor surfaced online yesterday, which spills beans on the specifications of the OnePlus 7 Pro. (more...)
Samsung Delays Launch Of New Smartphone Amid Poor Reviews Samsung Delays Launch Of New Smartphone Amid Poor Reviews
- April 25, 2019

Galaxy Fold , unveiled in February, was slated to go on sale on April 26 in select markets including the United States. Samsung distributed the foldable device to American tech reporters last week for review ahead of the official release. (more...)
FCC chairman opposes China Mobile bid to provide US services FCC chairman opposes China Mobile bid to provide US services
- April 20, 2019

FCC said China Mobile USA is a DE corporation that is indirectly and ultimately owned and controlled by the Chinese government. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will deny an application from the world's largest mobile carrier to operate in the United States. (more...)
Google teases big announcement in May Google teases big announcement in May
- April 17, 2019

But Google has to show us something now, and a glorified advert for Avengers: Endgame is one way to do it. It could still be something related to Avengers because of the " Help is on the way " tagline. With Google's ARCore at the helm of affairs, Pixel 3 users will be able to manifest five new Playmoji character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe which includes Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Thor, Rocket and War Machine. (more...)
Department of Justice reportedly opposes current proposal for T-Mobile-Sprint merger Department of Justice reportedly opposes current proposal for T-Mobile-Sprint merger
- April 17, 2019

Sprint shares fell about 9 percent after the bell as investors increased bets the deal would not be completed following a Wall Street Journal report the merger is unlikely to be approved as now structured. It's said that T-Mobile could still turn things around by offering assets sales to alleviate the DOJ's concerns, but it's now unclear what the next steps are. (more...)
Chinese Phone Giant 'OnePlus' To Enter TV Chinese Phone Giant 'OnePlus' To Enter TV
- April 17, 2019

We do not know where will this event take place, but it has been reported that the company will once again sell tickets for the launch event, as it did past year. The company is also expected to launch the 5G variant of OnePlus 7 Pro later this year. Despite the high price of foldable phones, Lau claims the devices don't offer significantly different functional features than a traditional smartphone. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp users report outage Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp users report outage
- April 16, 2019

EST. The site showed there had been more than 7,700 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak. Below is the spike in Facebook issues reported by users on DownDetector . Facebook spokesperson mentioned, "Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps". The monitoring website's outage map indicated that the blacked was extensively experienced by the users in Asia and Europe. (more...)
Fortnite Fortnite "Borrows" the Most Iconic Apex Legends Feature
- April 15, 2019

Fortnite and its newest competitor, Apex Legends , are locked in something of a duel for battle royale supremacy. When a teammate dies, you'll have to collect their Reboot Card which they drop as they are eliminated. With high risk should come high reward, and Fortnite's reboot van fits the bill. Bring eliminated teammates back into battle with the Reboot Van . (more...)
Download Samsung Galaxy A80 Stock Wallpapers in Full HD+ Download Samsung Galaxy A80 Stock Wallpapers in Full HD+
- April 14, 2019

Samsung has introduced Galaxy A phones across various price points in India this year. Samsung has launched its new Galaxy A series smartphones in South Africa, which offer flagship features in the mid-range smartphone sector. Users have the option to further expand the storage by up to 512GB via microSD card. There is also an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor . The Galaxy A80 is priced at $730 (approximately Rs 50,500). (more...)
PlayStation 4 owners, you can finally change your online ID PlayStation 4 owners, you can finally change your online ID
- April 11, 2019

Specifically, PlayStation says that "the large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature" and has a list of games tested with ID changes that have either have no known issues, issues identified, or critical issues that it is urging players to read before changing IDs. (more...)
Attorney: Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector Attorney: Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector
- April 11, 2019

A U.S. Secret Service agent testified at Yujing Zhang's Monday bond hearing that a fellow agent inserted a potentially "malicious" thumb drive she was carrying into his government computer. The agent, Samuel Ivanovich , said Zhang was removed from the property and told she could not be there. At the time , it was reported that Zhang was carrying multiple passports and a thumb drive with malware in it when she was caught. (more...)
Fortnite is getting Reboot Vans which work exactly like Apex Legends' respawns Fortnite is getting Reboot Vans which work exactly like Apex Legends' respawns
- April 09, 2019

The van will be have an as-yet unspecified cooldown period. While Fortnite may be an unstoppable juggernaut that continues to signal the cultural end times of our species, gamers looking for an alternative Battle Royale experience have found sanctuary in Apex Legends . (more...)
South Korea launches world’s first 5G phone South Korea launches world’s first 5G phone
- April 08, 2019

The Galaxy S10 5G puts the unrivaled power, speed and connectivity of 5G networks directly into the hands of consumers. When it comes to 5G devices, carriers in the United States don't have too many alternatives, even though many smartphone makers promised to bring their products on the shelves this year. (more...)
First Nintendo Switch in-game voice chat supported controller introduced First Nintendo Switch in-game voice chat supported controller introduced
- April 07, 2019

Take your frustrations out on Glass Joe. Dream, and Star Soldier are joining the other games already on the service. " Gems of War is flawless for the platform, providing gamers the flexibility to play their way and offers multidimensional gameplay with hundreds of hours of incredible content to enjoy, with much more to come in future updates". (more...)