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Tech Best chargers for your AirPods 2
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The photo shows an iPhone XS and an AirPods case charging on the pad. The new truly wireless earphones will be available in the coming months in India. The second generation Apple AirPods with regular case is priced at Rs 14,900 in India. Earlier this week Apple debuted new iPads , iMacs and AirPods, as we now have additional news surrounding the tech juggernaut.

Tech Nokia phones may have breached user data
Author: 0 Nokia phones may have breached user data

The market has been rife with speculations about some China-based Android phones sending data back to the mothership. Allegedly, on-device data such as Global Positioning System location, the device serial number, and even the user's phone number were being transmitted back to a Chinese server.

Tech Obsidian's new Outer Worlds skips Steam
Author: 0 Obsidian's new Outer Worlds skips Steam

With the debut of the Epic Games Store back in December of a year ago, Epic Games made a direct line for grabbing major exclusives to debut on their digital store front, such as the anticipated Metro Exodus most recently. However, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, thinks otherwise. Now, what's interesting about this whole debacle is whether Obsidian personnel was aware of the switch or not, as it's usually a publisher decision (in this case being Private Division, a subsidiary of 2K).

Tech Huawei P30 leaks keep pouring, this time from Norway and Belgium
Author: 0 Huawei P30 leaks keep pouring, this time from Norway and Belgium

This oddly-positioned lens is likely a time of flight (ToF) sensor, which can be used for depth-of-field detection and potentially 3D mapping capabilities. While last year's Huawei P20 started at around £600 here in Blighty, WinFuture's so-called "trusted source " has revealed that the entry-level Huawei P30 - which will pack 6GB RAM and 128GB storage - will fetch €749 (£640).

Tech Live in Opera 51] Opera announces new free VPN in beta browser
Author: 0 Live in Opera 51] Opera announces new free VPN in beta browser

The practice of using VPNs has become increasingly popular in recent years amid concerns over privacy and security, particularly in regards to targeted advertising and using your device on insecure public Wi-Fi connections. According to Opera, the free service will not log web traffic, meaning no activity data will be logged and retained by the browser. Web browser Opera prides itself on blocking "intrusive ads and privacy cookie dialogs" and keeping "you up to date with the latest ...

Tech Cuphead Nintendo Switch Port Arrives On April 18, 2019
Author: 0 Cuphead Nintendo Switch Port Arrives On April 18, 2019

Cuphead coming to the Switch was a surprise to many, many Nintendo and Microsoft fans. In our Cuphead review , we said " Rather than simply offering the player what they want, Cuphead makes them earn that right - the rewards, if you can hack the tests, are absolutely worth it".

Tech New Xbox Release Date, Details Reportedly Leaked
Author: 0 New Xbox Release Date, Details Reportedly Leaked

In addition, the site claims to have seen official images of the machine, including a box shot, and has recreated them in Photoshop to protect its sources. According to a report by Thurrott past year, Microsoft is rumored to be bringing in a "disc-to-digital" program that will allow you to trade in your physical discs for digital downloads.

Tech Mobile Starts Its Home Internet Trial, 50Mbps Speeds at $50
Author: 0 Mobile Starts Its Home Internet Trial, 50Mbps Speeds at $50

T-Mobile's plan is to offer this service in rural and other underserved areas of the USA that don't already have reliable access to broadband service. For many of these households, getting home internet in the 50-megabit range could be many times faster than what they had previously. As the company announced on its official website, it will soon begin laying a foundation for "home broadband" ahead of its merger with Sprint .

Tech How an Indie Developer Is Making an Official Zelda Game
Author: 0 How an Indie Developer Is Making an Official Zelda Game

And yes, plenty of comments and Twitter replies have made it abundantly clear to me that some folk don't see this as a "real" Zelda game. The developers working on it have far more experience than just that, of course - and, credit where it's due, Crypt of the NecroDancer totally rules - but it's still a studio of less than two dozen people (according to its website ) making an honest-to-goodness official Zelda game.

Tech Epic Games will give away free cross-platform Fortnite tools to developers
Author: 0 Epic Games will give away free cross-platform Fortnite tools to developers

Humble Bundle has been chosen as a distribution partner for the Epic Games store which will allow it to sell Epic Games keys which will be redeemable on the Epic Games store. Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey, another game published by Private Division, is also earmarked for the Epic Store . Exodus appears to have been a success according to Epic Games.

Tech Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Dates and Start Times Announced
Author: 0 Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Dates and Start Times Announced

Which characters are included in the Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Test? Mortal Kombat 11 is headed to PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 23rd April 2019 . We think an open beta will take place as well , but we have no news on that for now. More details will be shared on this nearer to the time, at which point we'll update this post and let you know.

Tech Cuphead Is Coming To Nintendo Switch With Xbox Live Support
Author: 0 Cuphead Is Coming To Nintendo Switch With Xbox Live Support

Playing the game on a console with such a big focus on local co-op really reminds Jared and I of days gaming together as kids. There's no official word on whether or not the game will support online multiplayer via Switch Online, but considering that neither the PC nor the Xbox One versions offer online multiplayer, it's probably a long shot for the Switch .

Tech Amazon Launches New Kindle with Front Light for $119.99 in Canada
Author: 0 Amazon Launches New Kindle with Front Light for $119.99 in Canada

Luckily, Amazon is updating the cheapest entry in the Kindle lineup to include one of the best features of the Kindle Paperwhite , which is a front light. The 6-inch display itself has also been updated with a newer panel that has higher contrast. The inbuilt storage is a basic 4GB which will still hold thousands of books.

Tech Oculus Launches Next-Gen Rift S VR Headset
Author: 0 Oculus Launches Next-Gen Rift S VR Headset

The Rift S will feature a higher resolution display. That means the design of the Rift S is vastly different from the Rift and Oculus' other headsets, and it's more inspired by what Lenovo does with its own VR headsets . Elsewhere, the Rift S bumps the resolution for each eye from 1,080 x 1,200 to 1,280 x 1,440. We don't have specific details on field of view or lenses yet, so we don't know if the Rift S does away with god rays, or strives for increased immersion.

Tech Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to PC This Year
Author: 0 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to PC This Year

Halo studio head Bonnie Ross recently confirmed during a livestream that it won't be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so those who bought it on Xbox One will have to buy it again if they want to play on PC. It is unclear whether Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. All that said, there is still no date on exactly when the Master Chief Collection will land on PC.

Tech Apple launches second generation AirPods with wireless charging
Author: 0 Apple launches second generation AirPods with wireless charging

The new AirPods and the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case with the standard charging case are available to order today from Apple for $159 and $199, respectively. The new AirPods are also set to go on sale in India "later this spring". As a reminder, the next generation AirPods were unveiled after the release of hardware-heavy week from the iPhone maker.

Tech Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals
Author: 0 Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals

The Commission said that Google stopped website publishers from putting adverts from competitors on their search pages. It's the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant's business.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Fold has a conspicuous crease, new video shows
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Fold has a conspicuous crease, new video shows

If the latter, then it's possible that the crease has been ironed out for the versions that will go on sale. The Samsung Galaxy A40 runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system topped with company's own layer of customisation Samsung One UI. Specifically, the Galaxy A10 and A20. The Exynos 7884 has an octa-core 64-bit CPU and Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The processor onboard is clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Tech Gmail Inbox app to shut on April 2nd
Author: 0 Gmail Inbox app to shut on April 2nd

First announced in 2014 as an invitation-only service, Inbox offered a more interactive and intelligent way to access your emails away from the vanilla Gmail app. Spark Mail has been on iOS and macOS for some time as a powerful, yet convenient mail option with features like snoozing, reminders (and follow-ups), smarter notifications, scheduled sends, integrations with services, and batch deleting/archiving.

Tech Apple Debuts First Update to iMac Desktop Computer in Almost 2 Years
Author: 0 Apple Debuts First Update to iMac Desktop Computer in Almost 2 Years

The latest iMac adds speedier processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics engines from AMD. The change will see the business using 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors "for the first time" as well as Vega graphics options in pursuit of dramatic increases in compute and graphics performances.

Tech Google Pixel 3a may have an OLED panel but no wireless charging
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3a may have an OLED panel but no wireless charging

The latest Android Q Beta 1 update revealed the names for the mid-range Pixel devices as Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL . Notch-deniers would probably be delighted to know that neither the Pixel 3a nor the 3a XL will feature notches, which comes of as a big relief seeing how the Pixel 3 XL featured one of the ugliest notch designs past year.

Tech Nvidia will launch ray tracing on GTX GPUs
Author: 0 Nvidia will launch ray tracing on GTX GPUs

For those unfamiliar with the technology from Nvidia , ray tracing is the developing graphical technology that realistically simulates the way that light interacts with various environments and objects. RTX Denoiser SDK - a library that enables fast, real-time ray tracing by providing denoising techniques to lower the required ray count and samples per pixel.

Tech Xiaomi Black Shark 2 announced with 12GB of RAM
Author: 0 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 announced with 12GB of RAM

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 is now only available in China, starting at 3,200 yuan ($477). The Black Shark 2 also packs a new touch algorithm that is created to reduce the touch response time on the display to as low as 43.5 milliseconds.

Tech 'Call of Duty: Mobile' Revealed By Activision
Author: 0 'Call of Duty: Mobile' Revealed By Activision

Activision is partnering PUBG Mobile hitmaker Tencent to create Call of Duty Mobile . In partnership with Tencent Games, Call of Duty: Mobile will be a free-to-play experience bringing maps, weapons and characters from the franchise to a first-person game on iOS and Android devices.

Tech Specs of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone Galaxy A40 leaks online
Author: 0 Specs of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone Galaxy A40 leaks online

Samsung Malaysia has launched its most value packed smartphone under RM1,000. At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy A40 looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy A50 with a colorful back panel. Samsung is all set to launch a new set of mid-tier smartphones on the 10th of April, where the company is expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy A20, Samsung Galaxy A40 , and the Samsung Galaxy A90 smartphones.

Tech Respawn explains decisions that led to Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass
Author: 0 Respawn explains decisions that led to Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass

You can actually earn 1,000 Apex Coins in total through the battle pass, which, EA notes in a blog post , can be "put towards unlocking the next Battle Pass". Apex Legends is available now for free on Xbox One , PS4, and PC. The initial Battle Pass exists for players to play and learn the game and the team said it could add in things like quests and challenges in future Battle Passes.

Tech Why the Christchurch shooting suspect may not face terror charges
Author: 0 Why the Christchurch shooting suspect may not face terror charges

The two countries are dramatically different in size, and the population of the U.S.is more than 68 times larger than New Zealand. New Zealand has a far lower rate of gun homicides than the USA, but the deadly mass shooting last week exponentially increased its number of gun fatalities.

Tech The 10.5-inch iPad Air and Fifth-Generation iPad mini
Author: 0 The 10.5-inch iPad Air and Fifth-Generation iPad mini

A much more modern Apple A12 Bionic chip should pay dividends in performance, compared to the iPad's aging A10. What's more, most retailers now sell the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at a discounted rate. It was the only "Pro" model in Apple's lineup without an edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and USB-C connectivity . It typically updates the cheaper versions in March and the Pro models in the second half of the year.

Tech Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays
Author: 0 Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays

The Smart Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Air is priced at Rs 13,900 with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. The new iPad Air , with its bigger screen, feels like a more grown-up tablet while still being affordable. The new iPad Air looks like previous models, with thicker bezels on the top and bottom of the advanced Retina display (now with True Tone technology) to house the camera array and the physical Home button.

Tech Apple Loses Patent Case to Qualcomm: Here’s What It Means
Author: 0 Apple Loses Patent Case to Qualcomm: Here’s What It Means

The chipmaker was trying to obtain $1.41 per infringing iPhone , while Apple explained during the trial that one of its engineers, Arjuna Siva, was involved in the development of one patent that Qualcomm claimed it violated. Even though the ruling is not final, it gives Apple a win over Qualcomm before they face-off in court. Qualcomm in turn alleged that it stopped paying the rebate payments because Apple had broken the agreement by urging other smartphone makers to complain to regulators ...

Tech Apple launches surprise all-new iPad Air and iPad mini
Author: 0 Apple launches surprise all-new iPad Air and iPad mini

The company revamped its more expensive tablet line, the iPad Pro , last October with Face ID and slimmer bezels. The new iPad Air is also compatible with the Apple Pencil . The first-generation Apple Pencil costs $99 , while the keyboard for the iPad Air costs $159. It's also powered by the A12 chip, which is a lot of power for a tiny frame - it all means it's pretty much exactly a smaller version of the iPad Air.