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Tech 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming to Verizon in the US
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips now power over a billion phones ranging from entry-level devices to flagship models, which is undoubtedly what the Snapdragon 855 is destined for in the first quarter of 2019. The new thing about this chipset is upgraded Spectra image signaling processor that should take the load off CPU, GPU and DPS when retrieving the camera data and composite data like depth maps.

Tech Range Rover Velar Gets Range-topping SVAutobiography Variant
Author: 0 Range Rover Velar Gets Range-topping SVAutobiography Variant

JLR's Special Vehicles Operation division has gifted the Velar with its ubiquitous supercharged V8 motor to create this, the new SVAutobiography. "The challenge here was to increase performance without compromising the composure, capability and refinement inherent in Range Rover Velar".

Tech Microsoft Confirms Windows Update Now Functional Again
Author: 0 Microsoft Confirms Windows Update Now Functional Again

The Windows Update service was impacted by a data corruption issue in an external DNS service provider global outage on January 29, 2019. "If it still doesn't work, make sure you're connected to the Internet". However, the issue seems to have impacted multiple internet service providers (ISPs) around the world, including ISPs from the U.S., United Kingdom and Japan.

Tech Facebook lets people slide out of DMs with new delete option
Author: 0 Facebook lets people slide out of DMs with new delete option

The move comes after TechCrunch reported that founder Mark Zuckerberg had retracted Facebook messages from recipients - revealing that the feature existed, but was not available to all users. In the meantime, try to not send anything too stupid. When a message is deleted, it'll show a marker in the chat telling other users that it's been removed.

Tech Steam's Lunar New Year Sale Brings Discounts and Bonus Loot
Author: 0 Steam's Lunar New Year Sale Brings Discounts and Bonus Loot

Like recent sales, there's a single discounted price for each game through the duration of the sale. Steam also made two special categories. There's also a highlighted segment for Chinese developers and co-op games. "Additional tokens can be rewarded by purchasing games during the sale". These tokens can be redeemed until 12 February for a variety of rewards, including golden profiles, badges, and additional discounts on your next purchase.

Tech A fan-favourite Titanfall easter egg has been spotted in Apex Legends
Author: 0 A fan-favourite Titanfall easter egg has been spotted in Apex Legends

Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. "There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not - this is what we're making". In Apex Legends there are no duos or solos mode now being offered. 'Thank you so much for showing up and being part of this with @Respawn you are amazing!' The first is the Jumpmaster system, which allows squads to choose where there are dropped on the map.

Tech Windows 10 Bug Prevents Installing Updates (Microsoft Responds)
Author: 0 Windows 10 Bug Prevents Installing Updates (Microsoft Responds)

Usually, the solution is as simple as uninstalling and reinstalling or updating a program or disabling encryption, but Windows Setup now does a awful job of letting the user know. Upgrading to a new version of Windows is often a straightforward affair. "Microsoft devices will spark innovation, create new categories and generate opportunity for the Windows ecosystem more broadly".

Tech Battery behemoth Energizer is launching 26 phones at MWC
Author: 0 Battery behemoth Energizer is launching 26 phones at MWC

Energizer has announced that flagship features such as larger than imagined batteries, folding displays and popup cameras will be showcased, and these will be part of different series of smartphones . There are three rear cameras, including a 16MP main lens, whilst the pop-up front reveals a twin lens selfie cam. It's powered by a Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and only has a dual rear camera.

Tech Samsung may release three Galaxy S10 models, one with a triple camera
Author: 0 Samsung may release three Galaxy S10 models, one with a triple camera

While most of the speculation recently about Samsung mobile devices has been related to the Galaxy Note 9 and the Gear S4 smartwatch, it hasn't stopped people from speculating about the company's other flagship device, the Galaxy S10 . Last month, Samsung Display unveiled its Sound-on-Display (SoD) technology, which is characterized by generating sounds by means of bone conduction-based screen vibration.

Tech PS4 worldwide shipments top 94.2 million
Author: 0 PS4 worldwide shipments top 94.2 million

Sony has released its financials for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018 , and software is bringing home the bacon for the Japanese giant. Sony has long maintained it doesn't expect the PS4 ever to catch up with the PS2's overall sales success, mainly because the market lifespans of gaming consoles have gotten shorter and shorter with each generation.

Tech WhatsApp update lets you lock it with Face ID or Touch ID
Author: 0 WhatsApp update lets you lock it with Face ID or Touch ID

You can activate them by going into Settings, Account, Privacy and toggling the options found in Screen Lock . While just a few Android handsets out there feature 3D facial recognition support like the iPhone, all of them have fingerprint sensors, which means WhatsApp for Android can and should receive this feature in the near future.

Tech Microsoft planning to take Xbox Live to a wide range of platforms
Author: 0 Microsoft planning to take Xbox Live to a wide range of platforms

Saying that's a significant expansion of Xbox Live would be an understatement. Microsoft acknowledged that shift in the session listing when it said that "Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger" (emphasis theirs) by "expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices ".

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10E (Lite) Appears In Official Renders, Reportedly
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10E (Lite) Appears In Official Renders, Reportedly

Shortly after providing leaked renders of the Galaxy S10 Plus , WinFuture has published images of what's allegedly the Samsung's answer to the iPhone XR - a low-priced Galaxy S10 variant, called the Galaxy S10E . The abilities of this camera array here are likely baseline and just as good - for the average person - as the Galaxy S10 . Moreover, it also comes with a few design changes.

Tech Rumor Has It A Titanfall Battle Royale Game Will Release Soon
Author: 0 Rumor Has It A Titanfall Battle Royale Game Will Release Soon

Apex Legends is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Matches will support up to 60 players, with 3-player groups being the maximum option for team-play. His sources claimed that Respawn meant to release the third installment by the end of 2018. Something is going on with Respawn, although it's still not confirmed officially what that is.

Tech Nokia will release a cell phone in a classic style
Author: 0 Nokia will release a cell phone in a classic style

We also know, thanks to leaked posters , that chances are we're finally going to see the penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView at said event. Now, the Nokia licensee has officially sent out media invites affirming the February 24th event in Barcelona at 4:00 PM CET.

Tech Huawei confirms 5G folding Samsung Galaxy X challenger for 24 February
Author: 0 Huawei confirms 5G folding Samsung Galaxy X challenger for 24 February

However, since that did not pan out, the company is unveiling the foldable at MWC 2019 later this month. "Besides, this foldable 5G phone will feature an 8" screen whereas it will have a 5" screen when folded. Huawei's foldable phone is likely also going to feature 5G connectivity. However, all of these are mere rumors at this stage and the final decision rests with Apple .

Author: 0 Windows 10 1903 comes with setup error improvements

The operating system was most recently updated previous year when the American tech giant released its October 2018 Update to fans. There's no option to quickly and easily address the underlying problem: the need to uninstall the program. An issue affecting its process can make programmes such as Windows Update inaccessible. A Microsoft Support engineer said on Reddit that an investigation into the issue is now underway.

Tech Blizzard Surprises Overwatch Fans with New Paris Assault Map
Author: 0 Blizzard Surprises Overwatch Fans with New Paris Assault Map

Blizzard has announced today that the newest map to come to Overwatch is Paris . Paris is now available on the PTR, but there is now no word on when it will be implemented into the full game . It's also Overwatch's 20th map once it officially rolls out to all players, though there's no word yet on when that's happening. You can play Paris right now on the PC PTR, with the map going live on the public servers at some point in the near future.

Tech Fortnite Pop Golden Balloons Location - Week 9 Challenges
Author: 0 Fortnite Pop Golden Balloons Location - Week 9 Challenges

As always, the week 9 loading screen hints at the location of this week's hidden battle star. The loading screen for week 9, once you've beaten enough of the weekly challenges to unlock it, shows the Prisoner (the Snowfall Challenges unlockable skin) escaping from the chains that previously held them in The Ice King's castle.

Author: 0 PlayStation 4 Reaches 94.2 Million In Worldwide Shipments

Sony has reported its most recent earnings to investors , including an update on the number of PlayStation 4 consoles it has sold worldwide and how many people subscribe to PlayStation Plus. This is actually higher than the revised 17 million units forecast announced yesterday by Nintendo for the Switch. The performance of the Game & Network Services business, which includes PlayStation and PlayStation Network shows a significant increase in sales year-on-year mostly due to an ...

Tech Apple Issues FaceTime Bug Apology, Fix Coming Next Week
Author: 0 Apple Issues FaceTime Bug Apology, Fix Coming Next Week

Apple has found a fix for a bug that let people eavesdrop on other FaceTime users when the person called did not answer. Update , February 1, 11:43am ET: According to a report in The New York Times , Apple has now fixed the FaceTime bug.

Author: 0 BioWare Provides Insight into This Weekend's Anthem Open Beta Improvements

They do say that there will be "significant improvement in multiple areas" since the VIP demo but that players "may see recurring and new issues". "Our ongoing scale testing this week has gone well", Robertson wrote. If you encounter this situation, we hope you'll be patient with us and try again later. The good news is that the team has been fixing the full version of the game according to player feedback.

Tech Ubisoft Apologises for Controversial Marketing Email for The Division 2
Author: 0 Ubisoft Apologises for Controversial Marketing Email for The Division 2

The Division 2 beta preloads will be available for those who have it activated on their accounts (Ubisoft will send you a download code ahead of time if you get in) though you won't have a ton of time to make it happen. The most recent government shutdown was the longest in U.S. history, and resulted in thousands of federal employees failing to receive paychecks over the Christmas period.

Tech Puma's Self-Lacing Fitness Intelligence Sneakers Take A Swipe At Nike
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Using a micromotor placed over the shoe's tongue and an industrial-grade fiber support system, the shoe's fit can be adjusted by simply swiping up or down through a smartphone app or on an Apple Watch. Mr. Johnson explained: "Fi is a platform that can be used for many different things". Also know as Fi, Fit Intelligence is the successor of AutoDisc, which launched two years ago.

Tech Forget Chess, They've Made A Genius Robot That Plays Jenga!
Author: 0 Forget Chess, They've Made A Genius Robot That Plays Jenga!

Jenga is a game that has a series of stacked wooden blocks in layers. Researchers at MIT have developed a robotic arm that knows when to keep moving or switch to a new block without letting the tower fall. "As a effect, these systems require far more training data than humans do to learn new models or new tasks, and they generalize much less broadly and less robustly".

Tech Apple punishes Google with iPhone app restrictions
Author: 0 Apple punishes Google with iPhone app restrictions

Still, given Google makes over £45 million per day , even a couple of hours downtime is pretty serious. The iPhone maker had restored Facebook's privileges earlier. Users of Android devices can side-load apps from outside the Google Play Store or other Android like the Amazon App Store or GetJar. On Monday it was revealed that Facebook had used its enterprise access to distribute a market research app to the public, including teenagers.