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Tech PlayStation Plus Games for January Announced: Steep and More
Author: 0 PlayStation Plus Games for January Announced: Steep and More

Moving on to PS3, Konami's Zone of the Enders HD Collection will bring back some anime mecha action. If you're looking for more post-Christmas game deals that might help to pad out your library this year, the January Playstation Plus games lineup has been announced by Sony.

Tech IPhone XR made up 32% of iPhone sales in its first month
Author: 0 IPhone XR made up 32% of iPhone sales in its first month

The data also shows that in the USA, 82% of new iPhone purchases were made by someone upgrading from an older iPhone model. The iPhone XR starts at a lower price point, which makes it more appealing for Android users, CIRP said. CIRP notes that while impressive, the 32 percent share of the iPhone XR is lower than what the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus managed to achieve in the first month of their availability (39 percent) a year ago.

Author: 0 Honor V20 With In-Hole Display Officially Launched In China

For selfies, the Honor View 20 comes with a 25MP front-facing camera placed within the top left corner of the display . On Wednesday, Honor officially announced the new V20 flagship smartphone in China. There is a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board that can be used to obtain depth information. On the front, inside the hole, there's a 25MP camera with aperture f/2.0 and fixed focus for clicking selfies.

Tech Google Pixel 3 scratches can be easily removed, Tested
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 scratches can be easily removed, Tested

Samsung, the largest maker of Google Android phones, has previously poked fun at iPhone's new notched design, but now it seems that Google is now succumbing to the iPhone X's notch popularity. Both phones are announced to have very similar hardware , other than the screen size and battery. Now you just have to relax and decide what to wear on your date.

Tech Google unveils new Pixel phones, tablet - Mobility
Author: 0 Google unveils new Pixel phones, tablet - Mobility

It's a wireless charging stand that gives your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL special Google Assistant powers while it's charging. The Pixel Stand is available for pre-order now for £69 and will ship 18 October. Although the overall size of the two smartphones is unlikely to increase a lot, Pixel 3 is likely to feature a 5.4-inch display whereas the Pixel 3 XL could carry a mega 6.71-inch - the latter having a 1440p resolution.

Tech Honor View 20 Release Date, Price, Specs and More
Author: 0 Honor View 20 Release Date, Price, Specs and More

This technology will be coming to the View 20 and is already part of the Honor Magic 2. The company claims that the V20 sports a premium design and they used 5-axis ring dispensing technology with 0.1mm precision assembly and a customised camera lens.

Tech Bethesda Offers Free Classic Collection To Fallout 76 Players
Author: 0 Bethesda Offers Free Classic Collection To Fallout 76 Players

The company is giving away Fallout Classic Collection - which includes the first two Fallout titles as well as Fallout Tactics , for free. This is only available on PC, but the promotion isn't limited to PC players. The good news is that this applies to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC communities. Bethesda Softworks is offering three free PC games for all Fallout 76 players that log into the game before the end of 2018.

Tech Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri
Author: 0 Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri

But even in privacy-sensitive Europe, more people are now willing to bring smart speakers in the privacy of their own homes. Siri made the biggest improvement over previous testing though. In Loup Ventures annual smart speaker comparisons, Google Assistant understood all 800 questions and answered almost 88 percent of them correctly.

Tech Some Galaxy S9 devices getting the official One UI Android Pie update
Author: 0 Some Galaxy S9 devices getting the official One UI Android Pie update

While not much is known about what model SM-R500 could eventually become, Samsung used the SM-R600 model number for the Gear Sport launched in 2016. A major update is forthcoming for the digital AI-driven assistant and has been suggested to arrive alongside the launch of the first-ever Samsung folding smartphone, tentatively the Samsung Galaxy F .

Tech Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Android Pie Update is Now Available
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Android Pie Update is Now Available

The fact that Xiaomi has issued an update to the Redmi Note 3 that was launched in India almost three years ago - in March 2016 has come as a surprise to many. As for the Redmi Note 3 , the handset remains at Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will only see an update to MIUI 10 . The Android Pie update for Mi A1 weighs over 1 GB in size and is rolled out over-the-air.

Tech Installing iOS 12.1.2 might break cellular data, calling, and messaging
Author: 0 Installing iOS 12.1.2 might break cellular data, calling, and messaging

Earlier this week, Apple released a version of iOS that was meant only for the iPhone . "AppleSupport, My iPhone X is having WiFi connection issues since I updated to iOS 12.1.2", said an iOS user from Maryland, in the U.S., who is also the first to report a link between iOS 12.1.2 and potential WiFi connection errors.

Tech Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One
Author: 0 Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One

It's been quite a while since we've seen Microsoft release a webcam, about 8 years to be exact (2010). Microsoft has big plans when facial recognition is considered. Microsoft officially shut down Kinect a year ago, its motion-based gaming camera system that was launched to combat the Nintendo Wii, which had originally popularized motion controls.

Tech Xiaomi Poco's next smartphone teased to launch soon
Author: 0 Xiaomi Poco's next smartphone teased to launch soon

POCO India's general manager, Manmohan Chandolu, has released a Tweet via the company's official account about an "exciting" release scheduled for tomorrow ( December 25 ). That day is here, and the new Poco F1 Armoured Edition variant is the announcement. On the camera front, the Poco F1 sports a dual camera setup on the rear panel and a single sensor on the front.

Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Play with Helio P35, small notch, gradient colors launched

The new Xiaomi Mi Play series brings some differences from previous Xiaomi phones - the most noticeable of the these is that the Mi Play features a waterdrop-style display notch. The rear camera of the phone has an LED flash. We don't know a whole lot about this processor , as the Mi Play seems to be the first phone to use it; MediaTek just quietly introduced it on its website .

Tech Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s exact screen sizes just leaked
Author: 0 Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s exact screen sizes just leaked

The upcoming Galaxy A10 will be the first smartphone from Samsung to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Samsung Galaxy A10 is also going to come with Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 845 processor, GSMArena reported . Gizmodo recently posted a report that detailed the claimed launch prices for each Galaxy S10 model. The screen occupies nearly the entire front of the phone and features curved edges like previous Galaxy S phones.

Tech PUBG Mobile Kicks Off With Over 200 Million Downloads
Author: 0 PUBG Mobile Kicks Off With Over 200 Million Downloads

PUBG Mobile now has the Vikendi snow map, and it is available for both Android and iOS. Of course, the green ghillie suit gets white, there's new Snowmobile to sail you through the snowy ridges and streets of Vikendi. To do that, they made the map 6×6 km, added a lot of wide open spaces between areas of interest, and made it so that most of the loot you'll get will be SMGs.

Tech Some of the Amazon glitter bomb video was fake
Author: 0 Some of the Amazon glitter bomb video was fake

Just days after he was recognized for designing a glitter bomb that farts on package thieves, former NASA engineer Mark Rober is issuing an apology because some of the reactions of the thieves on the video were staged. Rober added that he's "especially gutted because so much thought, time, money and effort went into building the device and I hope this doesn't just taint the entire effort as 'fake'".

Tech Fortnite Snowfall Challenges Week 3 - Hidden Battle Star Location Found
Author: 0 Fortnite Snowfall Challenges Week 3 - Hidden Battle Star Location Found

Battle Pass owners will have the opportunity to complete four more challenges . Each week players are tasked with finding a secret battle star across the Fortnite map, but only after they complete every challenge for that week. This week's reward is actually a Secret Battle Star instead of a Banner. Now that we know roughly where we want to be heading, it's simply a case of tracking down the exact location of that hangar and the secret star inside it.

Tech Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season coming to PC
Author: 0 Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season coming to PC

The story mirrors earlier reports of delays and cancellations on Steam being caused by Epic's sudden rise to rivalry. However, those of you who have bought the game on another store already can still grab the remaining two episodes from whatever place you plumped for originally.

Tech Qualcomm: iOS 12.1.2 does not solve the patent infringement
Author: 0 Qualcomm: iOS 12.1.2 does not solve the patent infringement

Apple should have software features in iOS for which Qualcomm owns a patent and which one has not licensed. Qualcomm aims to ban sales of Apple's flagship phones in China - report USA chipmaker Qualcomm now wants to extend its lawsuit against Apple, seeking to ban sales of the latest iPhone XS and XR in China after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, according to the Financial Times.

Tech Apple Reportedly Prepping New iPad mini, 10-Inch iPad for 2019
Author: 0 Apple Reportedly Prepping New iPad mini, 10-Inch iPad for 2019

Of course, it goes without saying that if you spend a minimum of $800 on a brand new tablet, the last thing you want to see is an aesthetic imperfection. The other 2019 iPad will reportedly have a screen larger than 10 inches, but it'll be cheaper than either of the 2018 iPad Pro models (which were 11 inches and 12.9 inches).

Tech DxOMark follow up with their Pixel 3 camera review
Author: 0 DxOMark follow up with their Pixel 3 camera review

A score of 101 puts the Pixel 3 above the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (99), Xiaomi's Mi 8 (99), and the OnePlus 6T (98). Needless to say, this has been an annoying issue for Pixel 3 users. However, the Pixel 3 struggled in areas where dual-camera phones excel. Most users have panned the Pixel 3's video capabilities, so this comes as something of a surprise.

Tech Microsoft scrambles to patch an actively exploited critical Internet Explorer flaw
Author: 0 Microsoft scrambles to patch an actively exploited critical Internet Explorer flaw

This week, Microsoft introduced a new feature called Windows Sandbox which allows Windows 10 users to run apps in an isolated desktop environment without risking any long-term negative impacts to their PC. "For the IT admins out there, don't worry, commercial and education customers will also see a simplified layout tailored to these scenarios", said the company in a blog post .

Tech Xbox Live January Games With Gold Revealed
Author: 0 Xbox Live January Games With Gold Revealed

In Celeste , you control Madeline, a young heroine tormented by inner demons as she makes her way up a tall mountain, in the hopes of reaching its peak. Finally, Far Cry 2 is a fantastic survival shooter. Check out the upcoming Games with Gold for January 2019 in full below. If you're a fan of challenging platformers and you own an Xbox One, you'll definitely want to download Celeste while it's free next month.

Tech This may be our first look at the OnePlus 7
Author: 0 This may be our first look at the OnePlus 7

The image shows what looks like the back of this OnePlus phone prototype, which can be seen in a presentation slide, along with an actual real phone placed on a meeting table. The leaks show two devices, a red and a white colour, that may or may not be the final design. Credit: NokiaLooking up close, there seems to be four cameras, two on the top and two on the bottom.

Tech McLaren reveals bespoke P1 GTR inspired by Ayrton Senna
Author: 0 McLaren reveals bespoke P1 GTR inspired by Ayrton Senna

The standard P1 GTR delivers 968bhp and achieves a limited top speed of 217mph. A 24-carat gold heatshield, Lexan rear cover, and tweaked engine bay shrouds compliment the hybrid powertrain. A Brazilian flag and the barcode used in lieu of Marlboro script when required by advertising restrictions also adorn the doors. Exterior details include the Senna brand trademark on the front splitter and air intakes, which reads "Driven to Perfection".

Tech Amazon Customer Receives 1700 Audio Files Of A Stranger Who Used Alexa
Author: 0 Amazon Customer Receives 1700 Audio Files Of A Stranger Who Used Alexa

Amazon accidentally sent recordings made by its Alexa voice-activated assistant to the wrong user raising fresh privacy concerns about the use of digital devices. When the man asked Alexa about his own activities, he received a link to more than 1,700 audio files that were not his. It also said that some of the recordings were from when he was in the shower.

Tech FCC approves: Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light
Author: 0 FCC approves: Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light

In addition to Cfius, the carriers need approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department's antitrust division. "These approvals assure the strong partnership both companies have with the USA government will continue with the New T-Mobile", said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

Tech IOS 12.1.12 update in China attempts to address Qualcomm patents
Author: 0 IOS 12.1.12 update in China attempts to address Qualcomm patents

The German case is Qualcomm's third major effort to secure a ban on Apple's lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar court efforts in the USA and in China. "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies", said Apple. Thursday's ruling marks a second major win for Qualcomm in a month after a court in China on December 10 ordered a prohibition on iPhone sales over a separate patent dispute there.

Tech Porsche 718 Boxster T, Cayman T Promise A Purist Experience
Author: 0 Porsche 718 Boxster T, Cayman T Promise A Purist Experience

A 20mm lower PASM ( Porsche Active Suspension Management) sport chassis, for one, which isn't even available on a non-S 718. Sport and Sport Plus activate sportier characteristics in both the engine management and the accelerator, with the automatic dual-clutch function supporting the driver as you move down the gears in the manual gearbox.