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Tech Trainer Battles Coming to ‘Pokemon Go’
Author: 0 Trainer Battles Coming to ‘Pokemon Go’

We now know that battles can be initiated against other nearby players using a Battle Code , although Best Friends and Ultra Friends can battle from any location at any time. Winning isn't just about attacking, as players can defend their Pokemon using a Protect Shield if they time it right. Shortly after that, they announced that Trainer Battles are divided into three different leagues , but how do the battles themselves actually work? Before battling, you can set a battle party in ...

Tech To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer
Author: 0 To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer

So, you're probably wondering how you'll create the Close Friends' list as well as how you'll share the stories with them alone. The way you can check this new feature out is by going to your profile and tapping on " Close Friends " on the side menu.

Tech Epic Games launches online store to compete with Valve's steam Store
Author: 0 Epic Games launches online store to compete with Valve's steam Store

Epic said there are no tiers or thresholds that developers have to meet either, unlike with other platforms. Thanks in part to the global success of its smash-hit battle royale game, the company now has the resources and knowhow to create its own distribution platform, which in turn will enable Epic to take more financial control over its own intellectual property, too.

Tech Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 officially announced
Author: 0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 officially announced

Apple's A12 Bionic can achieve a score of 11,515 on Geekbench 4 benchmark, while the best performing Snapdragon 845-powered Android device, the HTC U12+, can achieve a score of over 9,000 (9,014, to be exact). It's also Qualcomm's first chip with built-in support for 5G wireless networks and with a 4th-gen AI engine that the company says offers a 3X improvement over the Snapdragon 845 when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Tech Microsoft may kill off Edge for a new Chrome-based browser
Author: 0 Microsoft may kill off Edge for a new Chrome-based browser

It's also unknown whether or not the new browser will use the Edge UI. Microsoft might be turning its back on the browser business and instead considering to become odd bedfellows with an old foe. Beyond compatibility issues , Edge has also been hampered by a lack of widespread support for extensions. If the new report is true, that commitment to EdgeHTML has all but disappeared, as EdgeHTML will live in nothing but name (if that) inside all of Microsoft's browsers, as Microsoft ...

Tech Take-Two Red Dead Online Fears May Be ‘Overblown’
Author: 0 Take-Two Red Dead Online Fears May Be ‘Overblown’

Post cited how the current Red Dead Online is just an initial beta version and will be improved. "Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Beta so far, we appreciate your help in testing the game!" a message from Rockstar explains.

Tech A Samsung device used for the first commercial video call using 5G
Author: 0 A Samsung device used for the first commercial video call using 5G

This would appear to be an expansion of in-display fingerprint technology that's expected to show up in next year's Galaxy S10 models, which would be its first phone with such a sensor. "Samsung offers end-to-end solutions that are accelerating the wide scale adoption of 5G and help us realize our vision of truly connected living", said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

Tech Nvidia tops off its Turing range with the Titan RTX
Author: 0 Nvidia tops off its Turing range with the Titan RTX

So when it the Titan RTX coming out? Following a number of teases on social media that suggested the launch would be soon, Nvidia has disclosed that the Titan RTX will go on sale later in December at a breathtaking price of $2,499 (around £2,000, AU$3,400).

Tech Anthem's closed alpha will take place in December
Author: 0 Anthem's closed alpha will take place in December

BioWare also points out that signing up to be a tester doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be invited to become one, so temper your expectations if you do decide to register. VIPs will be able to play this demo from 25 January, then Origin Access or EA Access members will be able to join in on 1 February. From there, you're pretty much set and ready to jump into the alpha, but make sure you're quick - "places are limited".

Tech Trainer Battles Announced for Pokemon Go!
Author: 0 Trainer Battles Announced for Pokemon Go!

The tweet sparked a flurry of discussion and speculation on the much-anticipated feature for the game. Are you ready to battle your friends in Pokémon GO? In the second-to-last tweet, the team shared an image (the one at the top of this post) which appears to give us a taste of what the battleground will look like on a mobile device when we challenge other trainers to a battle.

Tech Charged for Divulging Samsung Flexible Display Trade Secrets
Author: 0 Charged for Divulging Samsung Flexible Display Trade Secrets

Samsung dominates the market for small and mid-sized OLED displays and is a supplier of Apple. According to Reuters , the leaks included a sale of documents to China with the relevant information for the equivalent of $13.85 million. Chinese display manufacturers have been trying to ramp up production of OLED displays for years. The increased demand from China boosted the company's profits over the last several years and combined with a rise in chip sales allowed Samsung to reach ...

Tech Your Red Dead Online progress may not be permanent
Author: 0 Your Red Dead Online progress may not be permanent

Rockstar has officially begun opening up Red Dead Redemption 2 Online to players, with more set to gain access to the beta over the course of this week. As with the first game and GTA Online , the game will track what you do when connected to the online world, earning you money and notoriety. Naturally, the play area gradually shrinks, like any good BR mode.

Tech Android 9 Pie for Nokia 8 seen on HMD's servers
Author: 0 Android 9 Pie for Nokia 8 seen on HMD's servers

Based on the "Expect More" teasers, we expect that the company will launch the Nokia 7 .1 in India at the event . Several renders and promotional images of the upcoming Nokia smartphone have now been leaked online, confirming that the global variant of the Nokia X7 will indeed be marketed as the Nokia 8 .1.

Tech The Samsung Galaxy S10 might not support 3D facial recognition
Author: 0 The Samsung Galaxy S10 might not support 3D facial recognition

New images have now cropped up reportedly showing Samsung's preeminent flagships in their "Polaris Blue" and "Alpine White" color configurations in the flesh. But it sure looks like Huawei doesn't want to make it easy for Samsung. Galaxy A8s, announcement of which is expected in the coming weeks, the usual audio jacks will not be.

Tech Apple removes another 700+ apps from its Chinese App Store
Author: 0 Apple removes another 700+ apps from its Chinese App Store

It isn't clear whether the approved version appearing in the App Store today has additional privacy features. After that, TRAI held several meetings with Apple to request access to call logs and messages, as it's usually against iOS' policies.

Tech Nissan Maxima sedan sports new look, more safety tech
Author: 0 Nissan Maxima sedan sports new look, more safety tech

Safety, security and driver assistance technologies have also been revised for 2019 with the availability of Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies created to help provide 360 degrees of active driver assistance, crash avoidance and pedestrian detection.

Tech The Nintendo Switch will outsell the PlayStation 4 next year
Author: 0 The Nintendo Switch will outsell the PlayStation 4 next year

With the handheld gaming market already dominated by smartphones and a company like Nintendo losing its handheld market share to Apple , the prospect of yet another mobile gaming device from Sony seems not so appealing. However, many gamers now prefer to get their games in a digital format as they can't be destroyed and do not require any physical space. Sony has confirmed that it's working on the PS5, though hasn't elaborated on what we can expect from the console.

Tech Amazon Gets Deeper into Blockchain, What Does it Mean For Crypto?
Author: 0 Amazon Gets Deeper into Blockchain, What Does it Mean For Crypto?

Jassy didn't actually utter the words " hybrid cloud ", but it sure sounds like that's what he's describing. The service provides customers with an append-only, fixed journal that tracks the history of all changes made to it. The idea with Outposts is that customers can use the same programming interface, same APIs, same console and CLI they use on the AWS cloud for on-premises applications, develop and maintain a single code base and use the same deployment tools in the AWS cloud and ...

Tech Microsoft Office gets new, modernised icons
Author: 0 Microsoft Office gets new, modernised icons

Now, the software giant is updating Office to reflect the new design starting with the Office icons themselves. We can also see changes to the News, Calculator and Calendar icons, which in many ways herald a partial return to skeuomorphism.

Tech Honda Civic could be coming to a showroom near you soon
Author: 0 Honda Civic could be coming to a showroom near you soon

The auto maker is aiming the trim level at "buyers who want a sportier driving experience from a subcompact SUV", and is set to begin production in December, with the first HR-V Sports being delivered early next year. The oil-burner, which comes from the latest-gen Honda CR-V outputs 120 PS and 300 Nm. Announced today for the European market , the HR-V Sport gets the 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC four from the Civic, kicking out a far more impressive 179 horsepower (134 kW) and as much as ...

Tech Google will shutter Hangouts for Consumers in 2020
Author: 0 Google will shutter Hangouts for Consumers in 2020

Google in the meantime started to focus on an RCS-based messaging system for Android called Chat in favor of the messaging application Allo . While consumers may lose the well-known chat app, Hangouts will live on for enterprise users as Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet .

Tech Qualcomm unveils $100 mln AI investment fund
Author: 0 Qualcomm unveils $100 mln AI investment fund

As part of the announcement, Qualcomm also revealed its participation in AnyVision's $28 million Series A funding round, which was originally announced in July . Qualcomm Ventures Israel managing director Merav Weinryb said, " Qualcomm has announced its own AI platform, and it thinks it should switch to developing end device capabilities, in order to create AI everywhere".

Tech Google Assistant gets 'Pretty Please' feature and more
Author: 0 Google Assistant gets 'Pretty Please' feature and more

Perhaps the most notable one is "visual lyrics ". The company is also expanding the holiday magic with new support for using Google Assistant to call Santa Claus. Among other new features, synchronized lyrics now appear on Smart Displays when you play a song via Google Play Music. Starting now, you'll be able to dismiss those photos and never see them on your Home Hub (or other Smart Display) again.

Tech Anthem Alpha Dated, Here's How to Register
Author: 0 Anthem Alpha Dated, Here's How to Register

Announced by EA, the alpha is part of EA's Community Playtesting program, and will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, though openings are predictably limited. Check out the non-disclosure requirements here . Still no confirmed date for Alpha, but anyway, the new gameplay trailer for Anthem will be revealed in The Game Awards 2018 , so probably EA will also unveil the launching date for Anthem Alpha.

Tech Shun China search engine project, employees tell Google in new letter
Author: 0 Shun China search engine project, employees tell Google in new letter

A group of Google employees have put their name to a public letter calling on the company to abandon its plans for a Chinese search product that censors results. "Our opposition to Dragonfly has nothing to do with China: we are opposed to technologies that help the powerful oppress the most vulnerable, wherever they may be", says a letter signed by 90 employees calling on their colleagues to join them.

Tech New Zealand spy agency bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears
Author: 0 New Zealand spy agency bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears

In a statement to the New Zealand Stock Exchange, Spark said it had notified the GCSB of its intention to use Huawei equipment in its 5G radio access network (RAN). But it's not the end of the road for Huawei , which could still play a part in Spark's network should the company choose to work with the GCSB to mitigate its concerns.

Tech Missing North Carolina girl, 13, found in Oklahoma after alleged abduction
Author: 0 Missing North Carolina girl, 13, found in Oklahoma after alleged abduction

The FBI & Rutherford Co SO found 13yo Aubrey Acree safe & alive in Checotah, OK, just before 11:00 p.m. Authorities have notified her family and are working to return her to her western North Carolina home. Officials were able to identify the exact vehicle of interest through investigative work by the sheriff's office, FBI, U.S. Marshal's Service, U.S.

Tech AWS, Lockheed Partnership Brings Satellites Down to Earth
Author: 0 AWS, Lockheed Partnership Brings Satellites Down to Earth

Pricing is typically flexible, charged per-minute of downlink time, with an option to pre-pay for blocks of minutes, something AWS asserts could save customers 80 percent on their current ground station costs. With the AWS Ground Station's self-service graphical interface, users can easily see where antennas are located, identify communications windows, and schedule antenna time.