Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Windows 10 Photos App Gets New Image Editing UI in Fast Ring Windows 10 Photos App Gets New Image Editing UI in Fast Ring

Sadly, Windows 10 Mobile was a costly flop , and ultimately led to Microsoft's exit from the mobile market. Even if you ignore the rather problematic Get Windows 10 campaign which was borderline malware at times in my opinion, you will notice at...

Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic Nvidia's using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic

The 2070 starts at $499, while the 2080 starts at $699, while the 2080 Ti starts at $999. This is an ultra-enthusiast graphics card and the fastest GeForce GPU you can jam into your home PC. If you're more into console gaming, Microsoft is lives...

Fortnite Adds Heavy Sniper And Brings Back Sniper Shootout in Latest Update Fortnite Adds Heavy Sniper And Brings Back Sniper Shootout in Latest Update

The Heavy Sniper Rifle is slow to reload, but deals ridiculous damage to players and the environment. Another tasty tid bit is that upon falling from tall heights you can divert and re-deploy your glider. Impulse Grenades also have a higher drop ...

NSW fires burn amid drought conditions NSW fires burn amid drought conditions

Any easing of conditions is likely to be short-lived, with temperatures and wind whipping up again on Saturday. Conditions in NSW are dry - last week 100 per cent of the state was declared either "in drought" or "drought affected". Even without an ...

Gmail app rolls out 'Confidential Mode' and self-destructing messages

Available on the web version of Gmail for a number of weeks now, the feature is finally rolling out to iOS and Android users. Google rolled out a new feature meant to heighten the security of Gmail users on Android. After that, tap on the th...

Moto P30 vs Oppo F9 vs Lenovo Z5 Moto P30 vs Oppo F9 vs Lenovo Z5

On the front, the device offers a 6.2-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2246 × 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It is worth noting that Motorola went out of its way to make this smartphone look eerily similar to the iPhone X .

China crackdown exposes Tencent's gaming addiction China crackdown exposes Tencent's gaming addiction

The Chinese regulatory agency in charge of vetting foreign games for un-socialist values has frozen its examinations, and in the process, stands to block dozens of big-name games -mostly distributed by Tencent- from entering the world's biggest v...

You can now purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for RM530 off You can now purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for RM530 off

Around 1,000 industry figures, media reps and consumers were invited to the event, where they listened to singer Kim Jong-kook and actress Park Min-young explain different functions. With all this power, you are going to need a big battery, and Samsu...

Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

It should be noted, perhaps, that Google's message makes no mention of how players can find the game, or even that it is available elsewhere. We're now enrolled in Fortnite's Android beta, and we'll be sure to bring you our first impressions ...

Google tracks you even if you turn off 'location history' Google tracks you even if you turn off 'location history'

File this under "shouldn't surprise anyone", but the Associated Press has released the findings of an investigation that studied the way Google services on both Android devices and iPhones handle your location data. We provide clear descriptions...

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September

As it so happens, products like Epic Games' Fortnite , Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins , and other free-to-play games that require an Internet connection now lack a warning for customers to tell them that they will lose access when Switch Online launches....

Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung Fortnite is out now on Android exclusively on Samsung

Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now. This is mostly in an effort to avoid the 30% cut of revenue Google ta...

First Doom Eternal gameplay footage looks like Hell (in a good way) First Doom Eternal gameplay footage looks like Hell (in a good way)

Like in other games, invasions will optional, so you can choose to turn them off. Doom Eternal is just as brutal and gory as the first game, but there are some noticeable improvements. Since it could get boring to be constantly stuck in the same ...

$22bn investment and 40,000 jobs - Samsung's new technology pathway $22bn investment and 40,000 jobs - Samsung's new technology pathway

Well, the South Korean electronic giant announced plans to invest 25 trillion South Korean won (around $22.3 billion in U.S. currency) over the next three years in AI, 5G, automotive component, and biopharmaceutical technologies. The company said it...

OpenAI Bots Crush the Best Human Dota 2 Players in the World OpenAI Bots Crush the Best Human Dota 2 Players in the World

It turns out that they can be very effective at teamwork because it seems that the bots managed to beat a group of professional DotA 2 players. And the OpenAI has the advantage of learning through rigorous reinforcement training, a machine lear...

Sony unveils translucent PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition to celebrate sales Sony unveils translucent PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition to celebrate sales

Sony's also selling a 500 Million Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset (dark blue translucent design with copper detailing) for $100. Inside is a 2TB hard drive and it will be made available for $499.99/$639.99 CAD/€499. The 500 Million Limited Ed...

Blizzard Has Multiple ‘Diablo’ Projects In The Works Blizzard Has Multiple ‘Diablo’ Projects In The Works

We're working on a new, unannounced Diablo project . "We hope you stay tuned while we work to bring these Diablo experiences to life". Diablo III first launched back in 2012 for the PC, before it headed over to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 i...

Red Dead Redemption II gameplay trailer will blow your mind Red Dead Redemption II gameplay trailer will blow your mind

So far, Rockstar has managed to keep an extremely tight lid on the assets for Red Dead Redemption 2 , with practically all of the materials that have been shared with the public having come straight from the developer . The end of the wild west e...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy Note 8: Should you upgrade? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy Note 8: Should you upgrade?

This latest offering may reprise numerous major features and design elements of the Note 8 , but we loved the Note 8, and still do. In the near future, the company will work to add even more support, especially in third-party apps. We don't know h...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 gets a price cut. It's now below RM900 Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 gets a price cut. It's now below RM900

DirectD revealed today that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 will now be priced at RM869 for the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with the base model 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant coming in at just RM699 now. The Xiaomi Mi A2 launched ...

Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxed: Here’s the Key Specs Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxed: Here’s the Key Specs

There's a large camera sensor in its corner (just one), accompanied by an LED flash, and a round fingerprint scanner in its center. Instead of the brighter Orange on the Pixel 2 , Google has gone for a more subtle green. Google's launch of the Pix...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Bundle Includes a GameCube Controller ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Bundle Includes a GameCube Controller

King K. Rool , a frequent foe of Donkey Kong , is joining the roster. Simon's descendant Richter will appear as an echo fighter , as will Dark Samus of Metroid fame. On the trapped-in-a-tiny-ball side of things, Ultimate will add the Alolan f...

US Ambassador’s vehicle attacked in Dhaka US Ambassador’s vehicle attacked in Dhaka

Spontaneous student protests are rare in Bangladesh , and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggested her political rivals were using the issue to stir up anti-government sentiment ahead of a general election this year. The report claimed that at least 1...

Taiwan's TSMC shares drop over 1.2 percent after computer virus outbreak Taiwan's TSMC shares drop over 1.2 percent after computer virus outbreak

TSMC attributed the outbreak to a some sort of misoperation when installing software for a new tool, though the company did not go into specifics. It is not thought yet that the attack will delay the much-expected iPhone 9 , thought to be under co...

Google officially names Android 9 as Android Pie Google officially names Android 9 as Android Pie

It is said that the company has confirmed to YouTube influencers in Canada that the new Pixel family will debut on October 4. Everyone else will be waiting on their manufactures to release the update but the company does say devices that participat...

Facebook Dating feature to be added soon Facebook Dating feature to be added soon

The company is now testing its "Facebook Dating" feature internally. "Dogfooding this product is completely voluntary and has no impact on your employment", the screenshot further read, adding that the product is confidential. "This is going to be ...

Film Mission Impossible-6 showed on a 600-meter-high rock Film Mission Impossible-6 showed on a 600-meter-high rock

Mission Impossible: Fallout stars Tom Cruise , Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby. The studio paired the Marvel blockbuster up with 25 venues playi...

Galaxy Note 9 is shown on the official image Galaxy Note 9 is shown on the official image

Furthermore, the support page of the Galaxy Note 9 already on Samsung's North Africa and South Africa websites to formally confirm its existence. However, before that, the company has just outed the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab A, with the ...

The world’s first 5G smartphone just launched and we all missed it The world’s first 5G smartphone just launched and we all missed it

In fact, it's safe to say that just about everything that makes the new Moto Z3 different from the less-expensive variant is shrouded by the phone's glass-and-metal enclosure. The processor is further backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Connecti...

Fortnite Tutors Are Being Hired By Parents For Their Kids Fortnite Tutors Are Being Hired By Parents For Their Kids

For some parents, it even means secret online coaching, like what one suburban dad paid for - while his kids "grew suspicious" as he suddenly became better at " Fortnite ". Everyone that isn't you, basically - all playing Fortnite , their brothe...

Use Spotify Songs as Alarm on Google Clock for Android Use Spotify Songs as Alarm on Google Clock for Android

Apple pulled back the curtain somewhat on its Apple Music streaming service, releasing numbers that firmly establish it as the number-two music streaming platform, behind only Spotify . It works for any Android phone running Android 5.0 (Loll...

Google reportedly planning a censored search engine for China Google reportedly planning a censored search engine for China

Google has been accused of being in "chilling" complicity with the Chinese government after plans for a censored version of its search engine were leaked. The search service will initially be accessible exclusively through the Android app. At the...

Reddit's August 2018 security incident: What you need to know Reddit's August 2018 security incident: What you need to know

Reddit said the hacker performed an SMS intercept attack for the phone numbers of some of its employees and intercepted the 2FA codes necessary to access the employees' accounts. Reddit's response to the breaches has been met with some criticism ...

WhatsApp to start charging business users

While WhatsApp has a global reach of over 1.5 billion users, in the past if businesses wanted to make use of WhatsApp's API they had to deal with the Facebook-owned company directly, which proved to be slow and hard. Recall that Facebook had paid...

Sony posts record April-June profit, raises FY 2018 outlook Sony posts record April-June profit, raises FY 2018 outlook

It now expects a group net profit of 500 billion yen, up 1.9 percent from the previous year. This is stark contrast to April this year, when the company's Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida gave a rather pessimistic forecast for the full yea...

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