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Tech WhatsApp Gets New One Way Group Messaging Feature
Author: 0 WhatsApp Gets New One Way Group Messaging Feature

If you have not received the latest WhatsApp update, go to your app store, and manually update the application. In an announcement late Friday, WhatsApp revealed the official rollout of the new feature that allows group admins to restrict participants from sending messages, on the stable version of Android and iPhone .

Tech Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device
Author: 0 Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device

Microsoft is still developing Andromeda in high secrecy. After all, Microsoft seems to have canceled all plans for the much-anticipated Surface Phone , so it's no stranger to dropping things willy-nilly. Andromeda prototypes reportedly feature styluses and apps for taking notes too, and at the moment, the company is experimenting with ARM processors, but a final decision has yet to be made.

Tech Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL image leak reveals more details
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL image leak reveals more details

Over on the back, both phones appear to take a largely similar approach to their predecessing Pixel 2 lineup - a single camera sensor , a fingerprint scanner, the Google logo and the ecelectic mix of glass and aluminium. In the list of considerations, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 2 would be on the top of the list in the android market. The rear is pretty familiar to the Pixel 2, barring the minor design tweaks such as the rounded edge of the metal section on the rear panel ...

Tech Uncharted Creator Left EA After Star Wars Game Shake-Up
Author: 0 Uncharted Creator Left EA After Star Wars Game Shake-Up

In a report from Eurogamer , Amy Hennig - the former Uncharted writer and director that became the creative lead on the recently-cancelled Star Wars project with EA and Visceral Games - shared with the outlet at the Gamelab Conference in Barcelona, Spain a few more details on the aftermath of her Star Wars project and what she will be doing next.

Tech PUBG drops lawsuit against battle royale rival Fortnite
Author: 0 PUBG drops lawsuit against battle royale rival Fortnite

You'd hope, if Epic has got their heads screwed on tight after counting all of that sweet, sweet cash money, that these skins would make their way to the game the week commencing Monday, July 2. The now-dropped case was distinctly murky, especially due to the fact that the battle royale genre did not start with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds .

Tech Sweeping Comcast outage reported on social media
Author: 0 Sweeping Comcast outage reported on social media

DownDetector .com, a website that follows outages, also tracked large outages in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Dallas, Denver and Seattle. None of the impacted companies have yet to acknowledge the original cause of the problems. Complaints peaked early in the day, but Comcast outages continued popping up well into the afternoon. In a series of posts responding to customers, Comcast said one of its large backbone network partners had a "fiber cut" that's affecting service nationwide.

Tech Smartphone case airbag comes with special bumpers for protection
Author: 0 Smartphone case airbag comes with special bumpers for protection

But these cases often come with a price: They add significant bulk to devices that are typically carried around in pockets all day. But a solution called AD (active damping) phone case, which has been registered for a patent, can detect when your handset is in a free fall.

Tech OnePlus 7, not OnePlus 6T, will have this future-proof feature
Author: 0 OnePlus 7, not OnePlus 6T, will have this future-proof feature

Talking to PC Mag this week, during Mobile World Congress Shanghai (China), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the company's already "working with USA carriers" as it plans to launch a 5G smartphone sometime next year. The US is one of those countries, which brings us to the other thing Lau said: apparently the company aims to start selling phones on monthly plans through one or more US carriers.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications, Key Features Detailed in Hands-On Coverage
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications, Key Features Detailed in Hands-On Coverage

The tipster highlighted that the new model has a similar curved Super AMOLED-backed "Infinity Display" panel that debuted on its predecessor back in August a year ago. The screen is also capable of pushing up to QHD+ resolution in an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and under the hood, it retains the same Octa-Core Exynos 9810 (Snapdragon 845 for U.S.

Author: 0 Mysterious Motorola video has us wondering what ‘big announcement’ is in store

The Motorola Moto G series is pretty well-regarded for being affordable, yet having corners cut at all the right places, leaving snappy performance intact. The new report doesn't have any new information regarding the specs of the Motorola One , but it's likely it will have slightly less powerful options than the One Power.

Tech Sony still stalling on Fortnite cross-play
Author: 0 Sony still stalling on Fortnite cross-play

They discovered that if their Epic Games account had previously been associated with a PlayStation console, they were unable to use it on the Nintendo Switch and would have to create an entirely new one to play on the console. The PlayStation 4 is essentially the only modern game hardware that doesn't fully support it, and judging to the latest reports , that probably isn't going to change any time soon.

Tech Galaxy Note 9 Expected at August 9 Samsung Unpacked Event
Author: 0 Galaxy Note 9 Expected at August 9 Samsung Unpacked Event

However, it did not go on sale on the date and was postponed to June 28. As has been rumored for months now, that new product line is likely to include the company's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 . The design is expected to be largely the same, with a powerful QHD Super AMOLED display which will not have a notch. The device is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC paired with 4GB RAM.

Tech McLaren 600LT Reveals Its Latest Longtail
Author: 0 McLaren 600LT Reveals Its Latest Longtail

Its voice is that of a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V8 with an uprated cooling system and reduced back pressure that is quoted at 441kW and 620Nm; with every lightweight option fitted that gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 354kW per ton - about the same as a 600cc supersports motorcycle.

Tech A new in-game message confirms Fortnite's rocket will launch tomorrow
Author: 0 A new in-game message confirms Fortnite's rocket will launch tomorrow

The company plans to have an update today on the feature, when and if it will return, but now we're left in the dark. It's the best way for players to enjoy a familiar mode while we wait for the hotfix to go through for Playgrounds. Epic claims the matchmaking problems are over, although we're still experiencing issues on PS4 and Xbox One. Yesterday Epic Games pushed the Playgrounds LTM live along with new weapons and other tweaks, but it wasn't long before the inevitable happened.

Tech ‘Overwatch’ Reveals New Hero Wrecking Ball, a Genetically Modified Hamster
Author: 0 ‘Overwatch’ Reveals New Hero Wrecking Ball, a Genetically Modified Hamster

What we do know of Hammond, if that is indeed the hamster's name , is that he is the missing specimen off Horizon Lunar Colony . Well, except for Hammond being a hamster . it's a robot hamster ball. Grappling Claw also allows Wrecking Ball to reach top speed and ram into foes, dealing destructive damage and knocking them back.

Tech Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry
Author: 0 Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry

The rumoured online subscription game streaming service from Google, codenamed "Yeti", which surfaced earlier this year is getting a little more traction with a report stating that Google is actively pursuing game developers to either purchase them, or have them develop for the service.

Tech Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo obliterates Nürburgring lap record
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This lap time was Porsche's final goal for its no-holds-barred prototype. The folks over at Bridge to Gantry have been following Porsche's progress with the unrestricted version of its race vehicle in the company's quest to establish a new record for the fastest auto around the 'Ring.

Tech Comcast deals with widespread nationwide outage
Author: 0 Comcast deals with widespread nationwide outage

Thousands of reports of the outage have appeared on the website Down Detector . Reports indicated that the outage mainly affected cable service, although there were reports of the loss of Internet and phone service. There was no immediate word from Comcast about what the cause of the service disruption. On Friday, Comcast customers across the United States reported technical issues with their service.

Tech Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4

The smartphone has already entered markets like Europe and have been launched at a price less than the current flagship One Plus 6. At this price, Asus ZenFone 5z will compete with the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10. Asus ZenFone 5z is already available in some European and Asian markets with price starting from Euro 479 (roughly Rs 38,200). Availability highlights incorporate Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/air conditioning double band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, ...

Tech Qualcomm Unveils Three New Processors for Mid-Range Smartphones With Dual 4G Support
Author: 0 Qualcomm Unveils Three New Processors for Mid-Range Smartphones With Dual 4G Support

Built with FinFET architecture, the Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform is a replacement for the Snapdragon 626 chipset, and is 40% faster than the latter thanks to the Kryo 250 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU employed by the Mobile Platform. These new Snapdragon 400-series chipsets include X6 LTE modem that delivers up to 150 Mbps download speeds and 75 Mbps upload speeds. The Snapdragon 632 supports single 24-megapixel camera or two 13-megapixel ones including real time bokeh as well as wide angle ...

Tech Google’s Home and Chromecast go down worldwide
Author: 0 Google’s Home and Chromecast go down worldwide

And, if they attempt to reset the speaker , the Homes sometimes can not reboot at all. @madebygoogle so, I completely depend on my Google home/Chromecast for entertainment. Another said: "Can we get some info on what's going on?" Google did not give any explanation for the issues, but is working on fixes. Update , 9.40am AEST: A Google spokesperson contacted iTWire with the following message: "We've identified a fix for the issue impacting Google Home and Chromecast users and it ...

Tech Wi-Fi Alliance starts to certify WPA3 devices
Author: 0 Wi-Fi Alliance starts to certify WPA3 devices

For everyday users, the standard brings individualized data encryption and makes password-based sign-ins more resilient by implementing Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) - a key establishment protocol that makes it harder to guess passwords.

Tech Apple and Samsung end patent fight after seven long years
Author: 0 Apple and Samsung end patent fight after seven long years

The most recent development prior to this came in late-May when Samsung was ordered to pay $ 539 million in damages. The two tech giants have finally ended a 7-year patent battle in which both companies argued the other's phones used technology that had already been patented.

Tech Telltale Games to allegedly drop its 14-year-old engine
Author: 0 Telltale Games to allegedly drop its 14-year-old engine

This feature article doesn't look that unbelievable though when one considers events that unfolded in the recent years at the game studio. It seems, however, that the cracks were beginning to show and as such, they have taken the step to officially abandon their engine in favour of Unity .

Tech Mobile FamilyMode helps parents control kids' screen time
Author: 0 Mobile FamilyMode helps parents control kids' screen time

On Monday, T-Mobile announced via its official newsroom the new service, which it describes as "the digital ally parents need". Parents can track their kids' location, see where they are spending their online time, impose and manage restrictions and set time limits.

Tech Microsoft Edge for Android crosses 5 million downloads
Author: 0 Microsoft Edge for Android crosses 5 million downloads

It's also been added to the iOS beta program. Microsoft Edge launched a few months ago on Android through the Google Play Store and already has more than 5 million downloads . Microsoft is not the first to introduce an integrated ad-blocker with some manufacturers like Samsung allowing device-wide ad-blocking. Thus, beyond Chrome , Android's pre-installed browser, there are Mozilla Firefox and Opera .

Tech Latest wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks: Supreme Court ruling
Author: 0 Latest wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks: Supreme Court ruling

Supreme Court ruled today that states and local governments are able to collect sales taxes from online retailers that aren't charging them. Going forward, having a substantial economic presence in a state will likely be sufficient grounds for a state and local government to require a retailer to collect and remit sales taxes.

Tech Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed

Rhys Millen piloted a largely stock Bentley Bentayga to victory in the production SUV class . "To take a luxury SUV with minimal modifications and be able to drive up this course in under 11 minutes is a huge testament to the performance and level of engineering in the Bentayga", said Millen.