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Author: 0 Amazon’s Alexa can now talk slower or faster

If you would like Alexa to speak slower, all you need to do say, "Alexa, speak slower" within range of one of your Alexa smart speakers. You can now tell Alexa to slow down or speed things up when asking for information. If you want Alexa to return to the standard voice speed, you can say, "Alexa, speak at your default rate". Saying "Alexa, speak faster" will allow you to cycle through the faster rates and saying "Alexa, speak slower" will slow her down.

Author: 0 Ninja has a million subscribers on Mixer

Over the weekend Twitch lost its biggest streamer in the form of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins , as he announced his move to Microsoft's gamer-focused streaming service - Mixer . Ninja has made it clear that the move won't have an impact on the way he games. Typically, a subscription on Mixer runs $5.99 per month - $1 more than the $4.99 Twitch charges for subscriptions.

Tech Bug that stopped fresh content in Google News fixed
Author: 0 Bug that stopped fresh content in Google News fixed

The Google Assistant will also begin to suggest podcasts in response to commands like "Hey Google , play a podcast about Marie Curie" later this year. You also have the benefit of getting your listening progress synchronized everywhere you go. Moreover, the progression of podcast watch will be synced and updated everywhere.

Tech Nadal beats Fognini to reach Rogers Cup semis
Author: 0 Nadal beats Fognini to reach Rogers Cup semis

He ended the evening with an ace out wide on his fourth match point, moving into his ninth Canadian quarter-final. Sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation edged Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2; seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini beat American qualifier Tommy Paul 7-6 (3), 6-3; eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation topped Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-3, 6-0; and 10th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain edged Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 7-5.

Tech Realme to bring 64MP camera tech to India before Diwali
Author: 0 Realme to bring 64MP camera tech to India before Diwali

The CEO has also said that the company is working with their R&D team to incorporate highly-requested features into the new OS. Apart from this, they are launching two more devices, Realme Pro and Realme X series. It's going to be the first smartphone to come with 100MP camera technology. These will be launched in India before Diwali. India is Xioami's largest market outside home turf China.

Tech Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 reportedly spotted on Geekbench
Author: 0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 reportedly spotted on Geekbench

Today, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Benchmarked on Geekbench. Still, a new listing on Geekbench seems to reveal some interesting bits of information about the same. The SoC is likely following a Gold and Silver arrangement such as the current generation Snapdragon 855. As the leaker highlights, these scores might not be representative of the 865's "final production version", but they should still be taken seriously, already hinting at some massive gains over both the Snapdragon 855 and 855+.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are powerful, beautiful, and very expensive
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are powerful, beautiful, and very expensive

Hopefully, Face ID will work through the screen when that happens. Well, if you want a flagship smartphone with a fingerprint reader, the Note 10 and Note 10 + both fit the bill. For the first time ever, the Galaxy Note comes in two sizes. This sensor captures much more depth data than the camera would otherwise, thus facilitating some very cool high-quality effects.

Tech Apple Watch leads the smartwatch segment in Q2 2019
Author: 0 Apple Watch leads the smartwatch segment in Q2 2019

So says Strategy Analytics at least, which claims that global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 44 per cent year-on-year to reach 12 million units in the second quarter of 2019 as "consumers increasingly accessorize their smartphones with fitness-led wearables".

Tech Facebook Sues Two App Developers for App Click Fraud
Author: 0 Facebook Sues Two App Developers for App Click Fraud

The Silicon Valley tech giant claims the two companies launched malicious apps in the Google Play app store that once installed used users' phones to trick Facebook's advertising system into paying out cash to them by pretending to be "real" people clicking on online advertisements.

Tech Pokemon Sword and Shield: New Pokemon, Forms and Team Yell Announced
Author: 0 Pokemon Sword and Shield: New Pokemon, Forms and Team Yell Announced

That just so happens to be today, and sure enough, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have launched a new trailer for the games. The latest gameplay trailer also introduced two new rivals to the game, including Bede and Marnie . This information was shared on the official Pokemon Twitter account. In case you've been living under a rock (hey, I know people who played Red & Blue, slept on this series for over a decade and picked it back up again), the general concept is to give old ...

Tech Apple launches credit card to select applicants
Author: 0 Apple launches credit card to select applicants

Customers' financial data will be stored in the Apple Wallet app. Right now, Apple Card data and transactions can be viewed and managed only on the iPhone and the iPad, with no web support available. A new survey indicates Apple's next product will be a hit, with more than half of young respondents already aware of the card before it has been properly marketed.

Tech Google introduces live AR walking directions on Google Maps
Author: 0 Google introduces live AR walking directions on Google Maps

To use Live View, you'll need to tap the "Start AR" button and hold up your phone like a viewfinder. Google says that Live View (which will only be launching in countries where Street View is available) and reservations are coming to Android and iOS , while the new timeline will be heading to Android.

Tech Apple blocks iPhone feature if you go elsewhere to replace the battery
Author: 0 Apple blocks iPhone feature if you go elsewhere to replace the battery

Gizmodo notes that the software lock affects the iPhone XR , iPhone XS and XS Max running iOS 12. On the other hand, Apple isn't the only company looking at foldable tablet/laptop devices. The Art of fix notes that Apple batteries contain a Texas Instruments microcontroller that provides information to the iPhone about the battery such as capacity and temperature.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event

Pricing for the stainless steel model, which also has LTE, is unannounced but will surely be more. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 tracks 39 types of workouts, of which seven are automatically detected, and it can deliver real-time running tips.

Tech 64MP camera to appear on a Redmi smartphone in Q4 of 2019
Author: 0 64MP camera to appear on a Redmi smartphone in Q4 of 2019

It is likely to be the worlds first phone with the 64MP sensor. The number "4" is often considered as unlucky in Chinese culture and could be the reason why Realme is directly jumping to 5. On the other hand, Realme shared some camera samples of Realme 64 megapixel camera which looks extremely good. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is also planning to launch its own 64MP camera phone soon and they will showcase the technology today in China.

Tech EA Sports Release New And Improved Career Mode For FIFA 20
Author: 0 EA Sports Release New And Improved Career Mode For FIFA 20

Career highlights: The news feed will now display Live News Screenshots from your matches. With this, the fact that you can create your character, it could literally be you and two of your mates playing as you and two of your mates on a team.

Tech DuckTales: Remastered is being removed from sale
Author: 0 DuckTales: Remastered is being removed from sale

DuckTales: Remastered is now available for the PS3, PC, Wii U , Xbox 360 , and Xbox One via backward compatibility. However, customers who have purchased the digital game will still be able to download and play it after it is removed from digital stores.

Tech Nintendo Is Releasing The $200 Switch Lite Console in September
Author: 0 Nintendo Is Releasing The $200 Switch Lite Console in September

In addition, Nintendo Switch players will also benefit from all the major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels to build out the ultimate RPG adventure. Such power reductions could help improve the Switch's portable battery life , a selling point Nintendo has been stressing for both of its upcoming models.

Tech Galaxy Note S Pen stylus redesigned for Note 10
Author: 0 Galaxy Note S Pen stylus redesigned for Note 10

Up till now, it is hard to connect Samsung phone to Windows 10 PC but due to this technological advancement, it will be easier to connect Galaxy Note 10 with PC. "Galaxy Note10 features an optimized and integrated Outlook app, which enhances work and personal communications as well as time management". It's also beefed up the phone's handwriting recognition, allowing you to jot notes and then bring them into Microsoft Word as editable text.

Tech Huawei set to launch Hongmeng OS for mobile with Mate 30
Author: 0 Huawei set to launch Hongmeng OS for mobile with Mate 30

Huawei has been on somewhat shaky ground as directives have been handed down by the administrative branch of the United States of America pushing US-based companies to stop working with Huawei . Meaning, the Chinese electronics manufacturer could no longer use Google services - by extension, Google's version of Android . Huawei EMUI 10 is also Arriving on August 9 as well.

Tech Apple introduces Apple Card, a virtual credit card for Apple Pay users
Author: 0 Apple introduces Apple Card, a virtual credit card for Apple Pay users

Apple wasn't afraid of taking side swipes at its competition: Google and Facebook both got tacit criticism, over everything from privacy and security to whether or not you can play games on the tube. Consider this: in 2010, the company launched Game Center, an attempt to take on services such as Microsoft's Xbox Live with its own multiplayer network.

Tech Xiaomi announces unprecedented specs of the 64MP camera
Author: 0 Xiaomi announces unprecedented specs of the 64MP camera

Realme has previously posted the camera samples of the smartphone . Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced along with Samsung on August 7 that its sub-brand Redmi will feature a 64MP rear camera, the first of its kind globally.

Tech Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo To Begin Disclosing Loot Box Odds By 2020
Author: 0 Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo To Begin Disclosing Loot Box Odds By 2020

Other ESA members that have agreed to the new policy include Activision Blizzard ( Overwatch, World of Warcraft ), Bethesda ( The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom ), Bungie ( Destiny 2 ), Electronic Arts ( Madden ), Take-Two Interactive ( Red Dead Redemption 2 , the forthcoming Borderlands 3 ), Ubisoft ( Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed ), Warner Brothers Interactive ( Mortal Kombat ), and Wizards of the Coast ( Magic: The Gathering Arena ).

Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 Owners are Reporting a Major Camera Shaking Defect

According to them, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL will come with 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch OLED displays respectively. The former supports full HD+ resolution whereas the larger model produces quad HD+ resolution. Both devices will include Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64 / 128GB variants. For those concerned about RAM, it appears Google is done with 4GB.

Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Phone With 64MP Camera Sensor Arriving in Q4 2019

The 64MP sensor , which was announced back in May, was already previously teased by Redmi, Xiaomi's budget-focused spin-off phone business, to be on one of its future devices - this joint announcement just makes that super clear. It will use low ISO in high-brightness environments, and high ISO in the dark-light environments so the end results are always pleasing. The smartphone brand has also revealed that the GW1 would render 64MP photos with a resolution of 9248 x 6936 pixels.

Tech Why hate-filled internet users flock to 8chan
Author: 0 Why hate-filled internet users flock to 8chan

In case you were wondering, it looks like the new host of 8chan and Daily Stormer will effectively be @voxility. USA law enforcement sources have said they are "reasonably confident" that the 21-year-old suspect in Saturday's massacre and the 8chan document are linked.