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Tech Microsoft says it fixed a Windows 10 update bug that deleted folders
Author: 0 Microsoft says it fixed a Windows 10 update bug that deleted folders

So, if you moved your Downloads folder to D:\Downloads but still had a C:\Users\Name\Downloads folder with files inside it, Windows 10's October 2018 Update would remove the original folder and the files inside it. Now it has re-released the update, fixing the issue while shedding some light on how many people were impacted by the bug. Based on that statement , it appears that the deleted files may be recoverable, but it's definitely a good idea to refrain from using the computer further ...

Tech Sony officially addresses that it's working on a new console
Author: 0 Sony officially addresses that it's working on a new console

Nonetheless, while the dominance of the console-as-a-platform may be fading, Sony appears to believe there's enough demand to merit at least one more generation. Note that he never mentioned the name " PlayStation 5 " anyway. So, there you have it - the latest clue, if one was needed, that we'll be getting the PlayStation 5.

Tech Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed

Weighing in at an astonishing 50GB in download size, those who pick up the game physically are going to have to wait hours (or days for some) before they're able to play through the entirety of the game's content. The update process and sized don't differ at all between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with identical information being shared on Activision's site for both consoles.

Tech Google+ will be shut down following security bug
Author: 0 Google+ will be shut down following security bug

The issue reportedly affected users on the site between 2015 and March 2018. Gmail add-ons available to consumers starting next year will be barred from selling user data and be subject to a third-party security assessment that will cost them about $15,000 to $75,000, Google said.

Tech Watch today's 'Made by Google' Pixel 3 event here live
Author: 0 Watch today's 'Made by Google' Pixel 3 event here live

Meanwhile, UK pricing for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL recently appeared to leak through an alleged EE promotional leaflet. Plus, the Pixel 3 family is expected to have an Active Edge feature that was sported on the Pixel 2 models previous year.

Author: 0 Google Pixel 3's camera AI functions get detailed ahead of launch

Google is also expected to announce an updated Chromecast with better connectivity features. Both the phones will come with the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 9 Pie . Richard Lai, an Engadget editor, obtained the device from a Hong Kong retailer who is, apparently, selling Google Pixel 3 XL before its official release.

Author: 0 Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9

We know that this time around, Google will announce more than phones. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will support wireless charging for the first time. We at MSP Gear have been closely following up on the developments of Google Pixel Series devices . Pixel 3 XL will be slightly bigger than Pixel 3 with a resolution of 2960×1440 and comes in at 6.7-inches.

Author: 0 Google Pixel Slate renders appear to reveal design, detachable keyboard and stylus

The first images of the new device have also leaked . In any case, we don't have to wait as the event is tomorrow. Other information leaked on the web indicates the box will come with a pair of Type-C earphones. Several leaks have taken place over the last couple of months and while much of the focus has been placed on the smartphone lineup, it looks like we'll be seeing a Pixel tablet this year too.

Tech Apple releases iOS 12.0.1 to fix charging and WiFi bugs
Author: 0 Apple releases iOS 12.0.1 to fix charging and WiFi bugs

Apple's iOS 12 .0.1 update "fixes an issue where some iPhone XS devices did not immediately charge when connected to a Lightning cable", reads the latest change log. Since 5 GHz networks offer faster data speeds than 2.4 GHz, that could have a noticeable impact on usability. Less than a month after releasing iOS 12, Apple has begun rolling out the first update for the new version of its mobile operating system in order to address a few notable issues that have arisen since launch.

Tech How To Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event In Australia
Author: 0 How To Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event In Australia

We'll see what Google has to offer tonight, and how it affects their performance in the same period next year. Instead of a thick hardware keyboard magnetically attached to the bottom edge of the device, as we saw with the Pixel C, this year Google seems to be putting on a cover with an integrated, attachable keyboard , which can be connected to the tablet via four pins.

Tech Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch
Author: 0 Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch

Google is also planning to unveil an iteration to the last year's Pixel Chromebook. The Pixel Slate will be presented together with the Pixel 3 smartphones on the evening of October 9th. Also Read: Google to launch Pixel 3 on October 9: Expected specifications, features price etc . The Pixel Slate will also come with a detachable keyboard, which features a Google Assistant key near the space bar and a "hamburger" button at the top right.

Tech Facebook announces first hardware device
Author: 0 Facebook announces first hardware device

To make a call, users will simply say "Hey Portal , call." followed by the name of the person you want to contact. On top of that, a screen passcode lets you prevent unauthorized use. But pointing an artificially intelligent camera into peoples' homes could well raise other privacy questions. However, putting history aside, Facebook chose to launch their first Facebook-branded piece of hardware today, the Portal .

Tech Intel introduces 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors
Author: 0 Intel introduces 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors

Featuring 8-cores and 16-threads capability, Intel stated that the Core i9-9900K is the company's first ever mainstream chip with such setup. Intel cranked the hype dial to 11, stating that it's "breaking the laws of physics to bring you these parts" and trumpeting the Core i9-9900K as "the best gaming processor in the world, period".

Tech Google exposed personal data of nearly 500,000 and didn't disclose it
Author: 0 Google exposed personal data of nearly 500,000 and didn't disclose it

For action 2 , Google is preparing to give you more fine-grained controls over permissions in Android apps and the account data you share with them. Just as the Wall Street Journal was posting an article that dove into the data exposure, Google announced Project Strobe . That will include fresh limits around Android apps to access Call Log and SMS permissions, while the Android Contacts API will now no longer allow contact interaction data to be accessed.

Tech Telltale's The Walking Dead Will Be Finished By Another Company
Author: 0 Telltale's The Walking Dead Will Be Finished By Another Company

Although the terms of the deal are still being ironed out, Skybound has confirmed that members of the original development team will be brought back to finish the project. It may be the end of Telltale as a studio, but the final season of its Walking Dead series doesn't look like it will go unfinished. "Skybound will continue to update fans on the status of the game on Skybound.com, Twitter, and Facebook".

Tech Microsoft Reveals Project xCloud for Games, Public Trials to Begin in 2019
Author: 0 Microsoft Reveals Project xCloud for Games, Public Trials to Begin in 2019

There's also support for 4G and 5G networks-when the latter rolls out. To that end, Microsoft is making it as easy as possible for Xbox One game developers to adapt their content for Project xCloud with no additional effort. It's an exciting prospect, for sure, and if Microsoft can keep a lid on latency to allow for smooth game streaming, that'll be impressive to say the least.

Tech Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event
Author: 0 Google Pixel Slate teased ahead of October 9th event

Now we know what that does. It will have USB Type-C port which will be used for charging as well as connecting any accessory. The leaked review contrasts the photos clicked and Pixel 3 XL with the camera tests of iPhone XS Max. The upcoming Google Pixel Slate Chromebook would run a Chrome OS, specially optimized for tablets, instead of the Android Marshmallow/Nougat/Orea build on Google Pixel C.

Tech A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL
Author: 0 A Hong Kong store is already selling the Pixel 3 XL

The leaked image shows an operating system that can run Android apps and includes a dock for quick access applications at the bottom of the tablet's screen. As for the specs, Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 Chipsets. The Google Home Mini with the all-new colour option will go on sale in the United States from the Google Store and Walmart later this month.

Tech Latest OnePlus 6T teaser further shows off the in-display fingerprint sensor
Author: 0 Latest OnePlus 6T teaser further shows off the in-display fingerprint sensor

Those booking the OnePlus 6T will be eligible for a free new OnePlus' Type-C Bullets earphones as well as Amazon Pay balance worth Rs 500. "To have everyone else pay, say, $30 more, "for the sake of an IP rating" in order to accommodate the one user who goes off and swims with their phone is unreasonable", Lau explains.

Tech Microsoft pauses Windows 10 October update after users' complaints
Author: 0 Microsoft pauses Windows 10 October update after users' complaints

It further said that the company is investigating the reports and the update will be republished when a fix is arranged to address the critical bug. They have the tools to get you back to a good state. KitGuru Says: While I can understand how this issue went amiss during Insider testing, this does point out the flaws in Microsoft's current feedback system.

Author: 0 FACT CHECK: 'Got Another Friend Request from You' Facebook Warning

This message is a hoax that is being spread around. However, Facebook told a local ABC News affiliate in Syracuse that it has not seen a rise in cloned accounts. 'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts),' a Facebook official said. Simply contact Facebook using the "report this profile" link on the bogus account, and it will be removed within 24 hours, according to the publication.

Author: 0 Google Pixel Slate images leak, also show stylus and keyboard accessories

It is expected that the rumoured "Pink Sand" colour model will be called "Not Pink". From the backside, the Google Pixel 3 XL seems to carry similar design cue to that of the Google Pixel 2 XL with a mix of glass, aluminium and a circular-shaped fingerprint sensor at the centre.

Tech Apple restricts third-party repairs on 2018 iMac Pro, MacBook Pro
Author: 0 Apple restricts third-party repairs on 2018 iMac Pro, MacBook Pro

This often-controversial model is now being expanded upon as Apple seeks more control. If an Apple hardware fix shop isn't part of the company's Authorized Service Provider program, which naturally demands a membership fee, then it doesn't have access to this now essential software known as the 'Apple Service Toolkit 2'.

Tech Samsung operating profit hits record high on chip sales
Author: 0 Samsung operating profit hits record high on chip sales

So, in the previous quarter , the turnover and profit of the company amounted to 51.7 and 13.6 billion dollars. "Operating profit seems to be at its peak now", said Greg Roh, an analyst at Hyundai Motor Securities, said by phone. While Samsung leads the world in smartphones, it is being challenged by Chinese handset makers like Huawei , which overtook Apple Inc .to become the second-largest vendor in the June quarter according to IHS Markit.

Tech Rumor: PlayStation Network PSN Name Change Option Coming
Author: 0 Rumor: PlayStation Network PSN Name Change Option Coming

Thankfully, no longer will names like DeltaSniper279 and XxV4P3L0RDxX be etched permanently into our online personas. At the PlayStation Experience conference in December of 2017, Sony boss Shawn Layden told Kinda Funny's Greg Miller in response to a question about PSN name changes that he hopes "you won't have to ask me that question next PSX".

Tech Microsoft halts distribution of Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files
Author: 0 Microsoft halts distribution of Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files

Microsoft has paused the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system , which Microsoft released this week, on Tuesday, October 2. It's a pretty serious issue, and one Microsoft hasn't said much about, though it's been widely reported on Reddit and support forums, according to The Verge .

Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong -- three days early

Moving on to the review, Unwire is generally positive, saying that the increased size (up from 6 inches to 6.3 inches) doesn't make the phone any more hard to hold, that the OLED display is "good", that the dual lens front camera is impressive, and that fast wireless charging support has been added.