Hi-Tech

by | March 16, 2019 | 00:56

As noticed by Michael Young on Twitter, Android Q has a new option that allows users to force desktop mode . If you own a Pixel , Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel 3 XL you can access this update now. This is a small but important feature because you no longer have to dig into the Settings app to figure out how to tailor an app's alerts. If you don't have a Pixel and still want to give it a go, you can, it's just a bit of a pain: you have to use the Android Emulator and ...

by | March 15, 2019 | 00:51

It has been reported that more phones could support the Android Q public beta when it is finally made available. Alphabet's subsidiary is maintaining separate lists of reported app compatibility problems, third-party SDK deficiencies, and general platform issues.

by | March 14, 2019 | 01:55

Instagram stories and direct messages are also affected, along with WhatsApp messages for certain regions. Out of its reported problems, 43 percent of users can't access their newsfeed, 34 percent can't log in and 21 percent can't access Instagram through a browser.

by | March 13, 2019 | 01:30

Over the last few years, Microsoft has worked on delivering two major Windows 10 feature updates a year and a weekly patch. But it appears the screen mirroring will only be available to PCs that support "Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode".

by | March 11, 2019 | 10:31

It hasn't gotten to feature parity everywhere just yet - as you can see here, it was several months before Continued Conversations made the jump to smart displays, after launching on smart speakers. Unlike iOS and Android apps which have a changelog and history of updates, smart speakers magically get pushed updated from Amazon and Google, for better or worse.

by | March 08, 2019 | 01:00

The update should download automatically if your PS4 was left in Rest Mode, but you can otherwise force it by restarting or turning on the console. Sony's DualShock 4 controller is not compatible with Remote Play, but according to Redditors, MiFi controllers do work . Sign in to PlayStation account - to access your games you will need to sign into your PlayStation Network account inside the app.

by | March 08, 2019 | 00:48

Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit , a Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard. The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games , but now it's going full VR.

by | March 08, 2019 | 00:39

Most users who saw the company's release didn't think too much about a run-of-the-mill Chrome update, which Google provides on a regular basis, sometimes for the smallest of bugs. FileReader is a embedded program in most browsers that allows web apps to read the contents of a user's local file system. Google also says it is aware of the vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

by | March 04, 2019 | 00:45

Apex Legends has quickly embedded itself as one of gaming's juggernauts, firmly establishing itself as a major player, and potentially catapulting its developer, Respawn, to Epic Games-level of industry power (and money). While it's still unclear if the leaked photos are legitimate, it should be noted that the Reddit user who shared the initial photo is Voeno, who was also responsible for the legitimate Havoc weapon leak.

by | March 01, 2019 | 01:08

There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It's available in 3 colors - Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black. Xiaomi has opted for waterdrop-style notch, which it is calling "Dot Notch" display. The variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM will cost 16,999 rupees (~$238). Speaking of camera, the Note 7 comes with a dual rear camera setup of 12MP + 2MP.

by | February 28, 2019 | 01:44

Sprint was quick to point out this is just step one for its 5G plans and doesn't rule out the use of MMwave down the road. This allows both 4G LTE and 5G commercial services on Sprint's network using the "split mode' capabilities of Samsung Electronics' MIMO solution, offering a simple, cost-effective transition to 5G".

by | February 27, 2019 | 01:11

If you haven't known, the Assistant was added to Google Maps in English earlier this year, with Google noting a 15x increase in voice commands to read received texts aloud and send new messages. During the next few months, an update of the Google Messages app will be released. You cool with a Google Assistant button in a future phone or would you rather companies lay-off that kind of hardware implementation and let Assistant live in a software world? Google also announced that ...

by | February 26, 2019 | 01:05

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Xiaomi's Mi 9 is powered by the new Snapdragon 855 SoC with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Taking advantage of the crowd that has gathered at Barcelona for MWC 2019 , Xiaomi announced its two premium phones that will land in Europe to give their American friends reason to be jealous.

by | February 26, 2019 | 00:44

When unfolded, it transforms into an 8-inch tablet only 5.4mm thick, thinner than the newest iPad, and larger than Galaxy Fold revealed by Samsung days ago. Chinese mobile giant Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Mate X folding phone. Under the hood, there's a Kirin 980 along with the Balong 5000, Huawei's 5G chipset that makes the Mate X among the first 5G-capable smartphones around.

by | February 25, 2019 | 00:41

Each week, players will compete for $1 million in prize pools that will be distributed broadly. Then, from June 26-28, the top 100 solo players and top 50 duo teams will duke it out in NY. To be eligible, a player must be at least 13 years old or the equivalent required age in your country. Fortnite has been quite rewarding these days, and many people think it's because of the growing of the Battle Royale genre.

by | February 25, 2019 | 00:43

Also, since we're on the subject of 5G, the upgraded Mi MIX 3 isn't going to cost all that much, so it should come as a sigh of relief for future customers. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by same 3,200mAh battery. The Xiaomi Mi 9 price in the global markets has been set at Euro 449 (roughly Rs.

by | February 19, 2019 | 00:58

LG is set to unveil its first smartphone to run on a 5G network at this year's World Mobile Congress, which kicks off in Barcelona, Spain next week. LG decided not to produce foldable smartphone as it plans to regain its market share by launching 5G smartphone. LG has used vapor chamber technology to better disperse heat from the 5G phone and given it 4,000 mAh batteries for longer operating times.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:07

All Galaxy S10 smartphones will look quite similar in comparison, but there will be some difference between them in terms of the design. The higher variants will also sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. With the exception of Galaxy S10 + which will have a wider pill-shaped hole for dual front-cameras, S10 and S10 Lite will only get one camera at the front.

by | February 11, 2019 | 00:45

All you have to do is hit the tool , sign into a primary account , and then into a secondary one, and you're golden. This means there are players that wish to merge their accounts so they can use their V-Bucks or cosmetics on any account, but this feature was not previously available.

by | February 09, 2019 | 00:56

The iPhone maker had also notified users about the unavailability of the feature through the system status page on its website. And that patch is ready with Apple confirming that an update is available for iOS 12 right now. Apple takes all of its security incredibly seriously with the firm temporarily making Group FaceTime unavailable whilst they worked on a fix. This one exploited a previously unknown issue with Live Photos.

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:52

CEO John Legere said in the company's earnings announcement. T-Mobile CEO John Legere accepts the award for CEO of the Year at the 2018 GeekWire Awards. Although not mentioned specifically in the filing, T-Mobile offers its unlimited customers free Netflix (nflx) accounts, for example, but Netflix recently raised its prices.

by | February 05, 2019 | 01:22

Microsoft has telegraphed plans to bring support for its Xbox Live service to non-Xbox devices, including smartphones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch , as part of an effort to promote cross-platform gaming. Xbox Live already had this cross-platform function in a limited way, as Minecraft players on Switch, iOS and Android players have to log into the service in order to play the game.

by | February 01, 2019 | 02:59

The company admitted that teens had participated in the program but clarified that "less than 5 percent" of the people involved were in their teens. The BBC's North America technology reporter Dave Lee had been able to sign up to the app by registering himself as a 14-year-old boy and was never asked for proof of parental consent.

by | January 30, 2019 | 00:18

For those who are rightfully concerned about this bug, my suggestion is that you disable FaceTime immediately until Apple releases a patch. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has called on iDevice users to "disable FaceTime for now until Apple fixes", and, er, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has slammed the bug as an "egregious breach of privacy that puts New Yorkers at risk".

by | January 27, 2019 | 00:58

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate the chat tools on the WhatsApp , Instagram and Facebook Messenger services, a move that could help the social media giant identify users' identities across all of its properties, and bolster its case against a breakup by regulators.

by | January 21, 2019 | 02:21

However, the support continued for the devices, until Microsoft ceased support for Windows 8.1 Mobile in 2017. Earlier this week, Microsoft reminded customers that official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020, even posting an official reminder page to encourage customers to hurry up and adopt Windows 10 .

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:57

In case you were having doubts, Samsung has cleared all that up with a microsite dedicated to Galaxy M series. While the tenth anniversary obviously is the most interesting of such hardware, the Korean Chaebol like we have learned from leaks and rumors is also working on replacing its Galaxy J series with the expected launch of three devices under ' Galaxy M' series .

by | January 14, 2019 | 03:32

During TGA last month, many fans are caught by surprise by NetherRealm when they announced Mortal Kombat 11 scheduled to release on April 2019. Earlier today, Ed Boon took to Twitter and revealed the official cover art for the hotly anticipated Mortal Kombat 11 , the latest entry in the best-selling fighting series.

by | January 11, 2019 | 01:56

What we can probably glean from this conversation is that the Galaxy X/Galaxy Flex/Galaxy Whatever-It-Will-Be-Called isn't likely to be released until Q2 2019 - hence the specification of first half, as opposed to first quarter. Our CES 2019 coverage keeps chugging along and not everything we cover is a TV or smartphone . According to Samsung, the new Family Hub 4.0 refrigerator will give users a smoother interface and troubleshoot issues and notify users through v the SmartThings app.

by | January 08, 2019 | 01:00

To further expand the reach of the Assistant, Google says it wants to target feature phones next. The company expects Assistant to be available on one billion devices by the end of this month. A year ago during CES 2018, Samsung made the headlines by announcing its 146-inch LED TV called "The Wall". Google Assistant vice president Manuel Bronstein, though, told The Verge what's behind that massive expansion, and it's exactly what you think.

by | January 07, 2019 | 01:06

Sadly, there's no indication that the most popular version of Microsoft's OS-Windows 10 Home-will see any changes to its install process, so if you want Cortana to pipe down, you can do what I do and keep in mind to turn the volume down prior to a wipe or install, or just plug in a pair of headphones.

by | January 07, 2019 | 00:26

The device will use the company's new Infinity Flex Display and be available next year. And if it is, Xiaomi might just have a solid looker here. Thoughts about Xiaomi's alleged foldable device? But if Xiaomi is planning a foldable device, it would be the latest phone maker to tip its hat to the foldable category and one of the better examples of what a foldable device could be.

by | January 05, 2019 | 01:15

The tweet alone makes a grand claim for "the most powerful console ever built", a term now saved for Microsoft's powerhouse, the Xbox One X - which is sure to see an even more powerful upgrade when the next generation of Xbox consoles launches, likely in 2020.

by | December 30, 2018 | 02:59

Because of Prime's guarantee, Amazon's peak season already lasts later and is much greater than those of their competitors. The last Prime Now delivery on Christmas Eve was made at 11:30pm in Berkeley, California. The voice service also experienced a widespread outage in Europe in September. "For a short period yesterday morning we had an issue that intermittently impacted some Alexa customers' ability to interact with the service", the spokesperson said.

by | December 29, 2018 | 01:55

ISP CenturyLink's network recently went down in certain parts of the U.S. (including Washington , Idaho , and Missouri ) knocking out each location's 911 services in the process. "When an emergency strikes, it's critical that Americans are able to use 911 to reach those who can help", Pai said. As of Friday morning, CenturyLink said it has yet to complete restoration work on issues that caused a nationwide outage .

by | December 28, 2018 | 00:48

As of now, Instagram has not made any statements on today's developments. There's been mainly outrage as users were greeted with the message 'Introducing a new way to move through posts . The tagline for the update was "Tap through posts , just like you tap through stories". The trends surfaced following heavy criticism of Instagram's latest update, which according to the Independent , "completely changes" the platform.

by | December 23, 2018 | 04:55

One especially devoted and especially wealthy Senna fan is honoring that anniversary with this-a P1 GTR (not an actual McLaren Senna , weirdly) customized by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division. Power is up to a level the owner calls " suitably pleasing ". The exterior work is said to have taken McLaren Special Operations more than 800 hours to complete.

by | December 22, 2018 | 02:00

With the new name, the Galaxy S10 Edge is likely to sport a dual edge display panel - similar to the Galaxy S10 +. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite , Galaxy S10 Edge, and Galaxy S10 Plus will all have both of these features right out the gate - barring some unforeseen set of bad, awful circumstances.

by | December 21, 2018 | 00:33

To date, said the WEF, there was still a 32pc average gender gap that remained to be closed. At the current rate of change, the data suggest it will take 108 years before the overall gender gap is closed and 202 years to bring about parity in the workplace.

by | December 18, 2018 | 01:41

On the top model, one of the three rear cameras uses Sony's new 48MP sensor, the IMX586 CMOS, while the other two consist of a 16MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor built into its back, fast-charging USB Type-C, and a 3750 SoC. The phone is backed by a 3750mAh battery which promises to deliver a day-long battery backup.