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Tech Nintendo Announces Mario Kart Tour Closed Beta Test on Android
Author: 0 Nintendo Announces Mario Kart Tour Closed Beta Test on Android

Finally, Nintendo has announced beta details and has provided a rough timeline for when the game is set to launch - Summer of this year. With a simple scan of a QR code, you're registered. "Certain devices" will not be supported. A survey will be sent to participants once the beta ends so that they can provide feedback. The final version of Mario Kart Tour will be available on both Android and iOS.

Tech Huawei accused by USA intelligence of being funded by Chinese state security
Author: 0 Huawei accused by USA intelligence of being funded by Chinese state security

By the end of March, the company also had signed 40 5G commercial contracts with carriers around the globe, with more than 70,000 5G bases shipped to markets around the world. Huawei, which strongly denies those accusations, on Monday touted significant strides in its telecom equipment business. Founder Ren Zhengfei has also issued denials , and some analysts believe the company has little incentive to spy because any exposure of such activity would be immensely damaging.

Author: 0 Next-gen Switch isn't happening, sources at Nintendo say

The company today reported earnings for this fiscal year ended March 31 , and times are (mostly) good. Further info gleaned from Nikkei said the next-gen Switch had been put off because Nintendo hadn't outlined its plans yet. On mobile, Nintendo's IP related income rose by 17 percent year-over-year to 46.0 billion yen ($411.8 million), and the company seemed particularly pleased with the performance of Dragalia Lost .

Tech Chrome 74 brings long-awaited dark mode to Windows
Author: 0 Chrome 74 brings long-awaited dark mode to Windows

It isn't fully enabled just yet, but if you're on Windows 10, there's a way to force dark mode . As seen in the image on the left, you can enable Lite mode on your Android device by opening Chrome and going to Settings - Lite mode .

Author: 0 Apple AirPods 3 launching this year

A previous Apple patent describes wireless earbuds with sensors for performing heart rate monitoring and taking body temperature measurements. Apple is supposedly looking to raise the bar to meet challenges from rivals, and that's why it's creating new features for the AirPods 3 model including the noise cancellation function.

Tech Samsung shares tumble amid concerns its foldable phones are breaking
Author: 0 Samsung shares tumble amid concerns its foldable phones are breaking

Update: PC World Australia reached out to Samsung for comment and were provided with the following statement: "A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review". Samsung didn't specifically say what's happening with the screen, but early reviewers have said that the display appears to have issues that cause it to flicker on and off.

Tech New OnePlus 7, 7 Pro specs leak ahead of launch
Author: 0 New OnePlus 7, 7 Pro specs leak ahead of launch

The brand is expected to introduce a 5G variant of the Pro as well and now, it is dubbed the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G . OnePlus will launch its next flagship series on May 14 globally, and in India. The device will sport triple camera setup on the rear featuring a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.6, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4.

Tech Windows 10 May 2019 Update blocked for USB storage users
Author: 0 Windows 10 May 2019 Update blocked for USB storage users

That is to say: if you have a USB hard disk or thumb drive, or an SD card in an SD card reader, the update won't install. However, a bug has been identified that prevents installation of the new feature update on systems that have USB storage devices connected.

Tech Lenovo Z6 Pro with Snapdragon 855, quad cameras launched
Author: 0 Lenovo Z6 Pro with Snapdragon 855, quad cameras launched

The device will sport a generous 6.39-inch panel with a notch stylized in the form of a water drop. Placed on the rear shell of the phone is a vertically arranged quad camera system along with dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus. The Lenovo Z6 Pro will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner. As per our previous coverage of the phone, internals include a Snapdragon 855 chipset along with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage.

Tech Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds
Author: 0 Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

More than 23 million of them used "123456" as a password , the report found. "123456789" came in second with 7.7 million accounts, " qwerty " was third with 3.8 million and " password " was fourth with 3.6 million. Now go change your passwords , Blink fans. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed that millions of people across the UK are still using easy-to-guess passwords for their online accounts.

Tech Google cuts Pixel 3 prices in half for Project Fi birthday
Author: 0 Google cuts Pixel 3 prices in half for Project Fi birthday

If you buy and activate a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from fi. google .com between the hours of 12:00 AM PT to 11:59 PM PT today, you can get any model of either phone for 50% off. In addition, Android Police backs up these claims, saying that an independent source contacted it and said that T-Mobile will indeed start selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL down the road.

Tech Instagram Is Testing Hiding a Post's Like Count
Author: 0 Instagram Is Testing Hiding a Post's Like Count

For example, subscribers to both social media apps might decide to skip certain tweets or posts that don't amass many Likes, considering them to be recommendations. And just after a few days of this announcement Instagram reflected this change. According to an Instagram spokesperson , the feature is not being tested now but reducing pressure has always been a priority for Instagram .

Tech In Apple-Qualcomm Deal 5G is a victor
Author: 0 In Apple-Qualcomm Deal 5G is a victor

The two companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multi-year chipset supply agreement. As the U.S. chipmaker had resolved its long-lasting legal battle with Apple Inc. which also included a monetary compensation, the Qualcomm Inc. should have been on its way to regain its leadership over 5G phone chips.

Tech Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Fold's launch events in China
Author: 0 Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Fold's launch events in China

The screen on Samsung's device can fold in half and open up again to give users a large display. It's worth noting that there hasn't been a single early reviewer so far that has actually recommended the Galaxy Fold . As stock prices fell , Samsung has gone into damage control mode by postponing press events originally scheduled for this week in China. Samsung has said that it would investigate the issues reviewers have raised about the Fold, but so far the company hasn't said much ...

Tech Realme 3 Pro: Top 3 alternatives
Author: 0 Realme 3 Pro: Top 3 alternatives

Realme 3 Pro is finally here. As for the pricing, the Realme 3 Pro 4GB+64GB variant is priced at Rs 13,999, and the larger 6GB+128GB variant of the Realme 3 Pro costs Rs 16,999. The Realme C2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset , which is the same chipset found in the Redmi 6 - launched past year. Realme just launched the Realme 3 Pro, the elder sibling to the Realme 3 which was launched in March with an Helio P70 SoC and Android Pie .

Tech OnePlus 7 to launch next month: Here’s everything we know so far
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 to launch next month: Here’s everything we know so far

Even as we draw closer to the launch date , new leaks and case renders keep showing up. Teasing the device on Twitter , he said: "Excited to share the next product from OnePlus will unleash a new era of Fast and Smooth". OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced that the company would announce the launch date of its upcoming flagship device on April 23. What we can gather from rumours elsewhere are that the new flagship could sport a Quad HD+ display that pushes 90Hz refresh rates.

Tech Castlevania Anniversary Collection Arrives In May, Here Are The Games Included
Author: 0 Castlevania Anniversary Collection Arrives In May, Here Are The Games Included

Castlevania is one of the best franchises of all time, and helped define a unique niche of macabre platforming. The game was launched only in Japan in 1990 and was named as Boku Dracula-Kun. We saw the Castlevania Requiem collection on PS4 exclusively a year ago followed by the announcement more recently of three collections focused on arcades, Contra, and Castlevania respectively.

Tech YouTube Music with ads is now free on Google Home devices
Author: 0 YouTube Music with ads is now free on Google Home devices

Feuding tech giants Amazon and Google have come to an agreement on their streaming services. When it comes to sharing services, Amazon and Google haven't always wanted to help a brother out. You might find this surprising, if only because Amazon Prime TV has appeared on a small handful of Android TV devices in the past (think Sony TVs) but this will see it available more widely.

Tech Find My Friends and Find My iPhone Could be Combined
Author: 0 Find My Friends and Find My iPhone Could be Combined

Apple is reportedly merging the Find My Friends app with Find My iPhone to create a unified Global Positioning System tracking application that will show you the locations of all your devices-and those of your friends. It will also let the users put devices in " lost mode ". The tags will also reportedly be able to digitally store contact information , which other Apple devices will be able to read if the tag has been put into a " lost mode ", allowing the owner to be notified if a ...

Tech Confirmed: Facebook Is Working On A Digital Assistant
Author: 0 Confirmed: Facebook Is Working On A Digital Assistant

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are the big ones, because they are already on a ton of devices - particularly true for Google Assistant. Facebook has also talked to smart speaker vendors in an effort to create their own version of the Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Tech Apple Expanding iPhone Recycling Program
Author: 0 Apple Expanding iPhone Recycling Program

According to Apple, the company received nearly 1 million devices through the Apple programs in 2018. Past year for Earth Day, Apple took the wraps off of Daisy , a recycling robot that replaced Liam, an iPhone disassembly robot first introduced to the world in 2016 .

Tech Avoid these Android apps like the plague
Author: 0 Avoid these Android apps like the plague

The screenshots above show search apps from DuckDuckGo, Qwant, Seznam.cz and Ecosia, and the browsers Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Puffin. Both new and existing smartphone users should gain access to the update as the patch rolls out over the coming weeks.

Tech A smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch should be coming this year
Author: 0 A smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch should be coming this year

U Deluxe Switch bundle in mainland China. A source familiar with the matter added that Nintendo will be revising its strategies they've used to sell two types of hardware with portable and home consoles for the past 30 years, and they're now considering unifying their software development branch as well.

Tech PS5 specs, release date, pricing, and predictions: What we know so far
Author: 0 PS5 specs, release date, pricing, and predictions: What we know so far

According to the author, among the games now under development for PS5 (and probably Xbox One, PS4 and Xbox Scarlett ) we find Grand Theft Auto VI , the new Assassin's Creed ( codename Assassin's Creed Legion ), Battlefield Bad Company 3 of DICE is the new mysterious Harry Potter game produced by WB Games.

Tech BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down in May
Author: 0 BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down in May

Unfortunately, despite their efforts, most users have moved on to other platforms. In a statement, Emtek Group said it had "set out to reinvigorate the BBM consumer service, one of the most loved instant messaging applications, as a cross-platform service where users cannot only chat and share life experiences, but also consume content and use payment services".

Tech Apple is Accused in Hiding iPhone Demand in China
Author: 0 Apple is Accused in Hiding iPhone Demand in China

The new rumors suggest that Apple is going to size down the current size of iPhones. Apple did something similar with the iPhone SE model it launched back in 2016. Previous reports suggest the next generation of iPhone SE will bear the tech giant's latest processor after the A12 Bionic chips . The device in question will be like a revised version of iPhone 8 focused on the mid-tier segment, which Apple would certainly like to target as Chinese players rise.

Tech Olixar case renders provide our best look at the OnePlus 7 Pro
Author: 0 Olixar case renders provide our best look at the OnePlus 7 Pro

It also hints at three new models in the new OnePlus 7 family. The teaser video shows the silhouette of new device from the company. The images were posted to accessory-retailer MobileFun and show Olixar cases which can already be pre-ordered, with the back of the OnePlus 7 Pro in the images shifting either from green to black to blue, or from pink to black to purple.