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Tech RIP: Apple Cancels Its AirPower Wireless Charger - Here’s Why
Author: 0 RIP: Apple Cancels Its AirPower Wireless Charger - Here’s Why

Apple revealed AirPower at its iPhone X keynote in September 2017 . Apple AirPower wireless charging mat has been cancelled, the company has confirmed. If you want a wireless charger that actually exists, grab Anker's best fast wireless charging pad on Amazon while it's on sale for $12.59. Apple promised the ability to charge up to three Apple products at once, providing a one-stop charging solution for people to power up their iPhone , AirPods, and Apple Watch .

Tech The Valve Index Has Finally Been Revealed And It's Coming In May
Author: 0 The Valve Index Has Finally Been Revealed And It's Coming In May

The front of the headset is flanked by at least two sensors. This page also doesn't mention a series of three Valve-produced VR games that have been repeatedly advertised by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell since 2017 . At present there's just an image of the headset along with the tagline "Upgrade your experience". That's about all we now know on the device, but it's still enough to raise our interest in the upcoming reveal.

Tech Iron Man VR announced exclusively for PlayStation VR
Author: 0 Iron Man VR announced exclusively for PlayStation VR

The game was announced during Sony's State of Play conference (via Variety ). The trailer was shown during the first episode of the State of Play series where we see Iron Man flying through the sky and using different powers to block incoming attacks and destroy enemies.

Tech HMD Attaches A Release Date To Nokia X71 And Its 48MP Camera
Author: 0 HMD Attaches A Release Date To Nokia X71 And Its 48MP Camera

Nokia 9 Pure View is now Nokia's best camera phone, and the X7 might even outperform it. The company has published an invite for the launch of Nokia X71 at an event in Taiwan. It is also expected to feature a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 48 MP primary sensor with ZEISS optics. MWC 2019 has long since passed, and the Finnish giant seems set to unveil the successor to their mid-range 8.1 handset as the Nokia X71 smartphone.

Tech Amazon Twitch Prime Promo
Author: 0 Amazon Twitch Prime Promo

Finally, you'll be able to redeem your Nintendo Switch Online membership on your Nintendo Switch . Twitch Prime users can now get Nintendo Switch Online for free for a year. All you have to do is log into your Twitch Prime account and hit the "Get 3 Months of Nintendo Switch Online" box. You must have logged in to your Nintendo Account linked to your Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo eShop before you can redeem your Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Tech Huawei is working on a series of stylish smart glasses
Author: 0 Huawei is working on a series of stylish smart glasses

The glasses come with dual microphones so you'll be able to have a phone call hands free. Huawei said the new smart glasses could be available in South Africa from July 2019. More like wireless headphones with lenses, the intelligent glasses features an antenna, two microphones, stereo speakers, battery and chipset. Tapping also calls up your phone's digital assistant.

Tech 'Bread-Sliced' Panera Bagels Out of St
Author: 0 'Bread-Sliced' Panera Bagels Out of St

May the legacy of the cursed St. Louis style cuisine live on forever. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted, "St Louis, fuhgeddaboudit". Alek Krautmann tweeted a picture of the bagels, which were ordered from Panera Bread , on Tuesday and received thousands of responses.

Tech Borderlands 3 is finally official - more details promised soon
Author: 0 Borderlands 3 is finally official - more details promised soon

The crafty beggars even hid a SHIFT code in the trailer, which unlocks Salvador's Community Day skin in 2012's Borderlands 2 . They will be the leaders of the Children of the Vault cult, which players will fight against across a variety of different worlds, offering more environmental variety than seen in past Borderlands games.

Tech Samsung’s new patent shows a dual-screen foldable phone
Author: 0 Samsung’s new patent shows a dual-screen foldable phone

It demonstrates the device being operated in two modes; a tablet mode, before being folded at both ends to transform into a phone mode. "Given the smartphone's design, a folding test was a pivotal part of the Galaxy Fold's durability assessment", a Samsung announcement explains.

Tech Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong
Author: 0 Apple Watch 4 ECG app now available in Europe and Hong Kong

Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the United Kingdom can now use the ECG feature on their smartwatches, unlocking the ability to identify signs associated with the heart condition atrial fibrillation . Apple has released the watchOS 5.2 update that enables electrocardiogram (ECG) for the Apple Watch Series 4 outside of US. The ECG app was able to classify AFib accurately 98.3 percent of the time, and 99.6 percent for sinus rhythm - a normal heart rate rhythm.

Tech There's A Nice Incentive To Buy Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition
Author: 0 There's A Nice Incentive To Buy Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition

Additionally, if the game's deluxe edition is purchased, players can use the edition's one-time " Buddy Pass " to invite someone who doesn't have the game to play with them in co-op mode. If they want to play with someone else or on their own, they'll need to shell out for a full copy. Youngblood includes a few other cosmetic packs as well.

Tech IOS 12.2 vs iOS 12.1.2 Speed Test
Author: 0 IOS 12.2 vs iOS 12.1.2 Speed Test

Additionally, documentation in the About menu says the "ECG app is available on Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.2, paired with iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 .2 or later" in non-US regions, further hinting that it's coming. There's also four new Animoji to send as stickers in iMessage or use during FaceTime calls: giraffe, shark, owl, and boar. Update: After users stormed Twitter to report the issue to Apple Support, thankfully, it got Apple's attention and are now aware of ...

Tech Sony Will Stop Retailers Selling PS4 Download Codes From April
Author: 0 Sony Will Stop Retailers Selling PS4 Download Codes From April

After the enormous success of Marvel's Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 , it was only right for Sony to attempt to capitalize on that success and the increasing popularity of virtual reality (VR). Due to how brief the Iron Man VR game trailer was, there's still a lot we don't know about the project. All in all, this looks like the Iron Man video game that was always meant to be.

Tech Apple Has Discovered Reverse Wireless Charging, It Seems
Author: 0 Apple Has Discovered Reverse Wireless Charging, It Seems

Recently, we have seen rumors about the launch of a truly wireless version of Powerbeats headphones. Powerbeats, manufactured by Apple subsidiary Beats, are a more fitness-friendly (and expensive) variation of Apple's AirPods with a battery life of up to 12 hours and a more customisable fit.

Tech Apple becomes a bank as it launches its own credit card
Author: 0 Apple becomes a bank as it launches its own credit card

All of the terms are US related, detailing how Green Dot Bank in the United States handles the service for Americans. Ideally, you'll be using the physical card as sparingly as possible - only in instances where the retailer you're purchasing items from doesn't accept Apple Pay .

Tech Samsung Galaxy A70 sports massive 'Infinity-U' display
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A70 sports massive 'Infinity-U' display

At the forefront of the handset sits a Note 9-trumping 6.7in FHD+ Super AMOLED screen that utilises Samsung's "Infinity-U" display to house its 32MP selfie camera. They're packed full of exciting new features like new hole-punch displays, in-screen fingerprint sensors, wireless power sharing, and the best smartphone cameras money can buy right now in the United States.

Tech Apple Debuts Streaming Video, Payment Card And News Subscription Services
Author: 0 Apple Debuts Streaming Video, Payment Card And News Subscription Services

Apple TV Channels will be available via an update in May, but Apple today didn't reveal any individual pricing for subscriptions on its service, nor did it mention custom channel bundles as rumors suggested it would. Abrams, Jason Momoa , M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more. Although full details remain under wraps, the U.S. technology giant has confirmed that subscribers will enjoy inspiring and authentic stories with emotional depth and compelling characters from all walks of ...

Tech Google Reveals Stance On Exclusive Games For Stadia
Author: 0 Google Reveals Stance On Exclusive Games For Stadia

As convenient as Stadia sounds, Google is yet to release a price for the controller and the service, so its accessibility in terms of cost can still be questioned. And now, we're learning that Id Software's upcoming action sequel " Doom Eternal " is coming to Stadia , Id and Google announced during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Tech Xiaomi Shows Off 100W Supercharger; Out-Performs OPPO SuperVOOC Fast Charger
Author: 0 Xiaomi Shows Off 100W Supercharger; Out-Performs OPPO SuperVOOC Fast Charger

Xiaomi will be revealing complete details about the Super Charge Turbo technology tomorrow. It's a pretty impressive result, especially when Oppo's phone boasts arguably the fastest commercially available charging solution right now. Currently, Xiaomi only offers up to 27W wired fast charging on its smartphones. Hence, we can expect that the Super Charge Turbo technology by Xiaomi is powerful enough and can be a life savior.

Tech Does Google See Stadia Competing With PlayStation and Xbox?
Author: 0 Does Google See Stadia Competing With PlayStation and Xbox?

Google's cloud gaming service aims to make YouTube the centerpiece for accessing and sharing game streaming content. We now do not know how Google will price these games or experiences - will it be a single, one-off fee per game, or will there be a subscription service? One important segment of the video gaming market that Stadia does not appeal to is the group of gamers that love to own generations of consoles, hardcopies and special editions of games, figurines, posters and controller ...

Tech Huawei P30 Series Will Launch with EMUI 9.1
Author: 0 Huawei P30 Series Will Launch with EMUI 9.1

The P30 Pro is expected to carry some advancements over its standard version. The Huawei P30 Pro comes with a quad camera setup that includes a 40-MP primary camera with OIS and an f/1.6 aperture, a 20-MP secondary camera with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens, and an 8-MP zoom camera.

Author: 0 Apple Announces Its New Streaming Service, Apple TV+

Apple's biggest announcement was its push into original content production, which is tied to the new Apple TV Plus service. By the time the service launches, we think the Apple TV app should be on many third-party smart TVs and streaming devices.

Tech Asus Live Update Pushed Malware to 1 Million PCs
Author: 0 Asus Live Update Pushed Malware to 1 Million PCs

Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a large-scale attack against ASUS users in which a software update utility was modified and used to distribute malware . Kaspersky has linked the attack to the ShadowPad incident from 2017. About 50 percent of the affected Kaspersky anti-virus software customers were in Russia, Germany and France, the company said .

Author: 0 Apple Aims to "Redefine Games" with Apple Arcade

Conde Nast, along with Hearst and Meredith Corp, formed an unlimited magazine-reading app called Texture that Apple bought in March 2018. As presented on stage, the service closely resembles what Texture looked like before. This is a subscription that lets you access over 300 popular magazines, as well as "leading newspapers and digital publishers " for $9.99 per month.

Tech Morrowind is free today to celebrate The Elder Scrolls' 25th anniversary
Author: 0 Morrowind is free today to celebrate The Elder Scrolls' 25th anniversary

You need a Bethesda .net account to redeem the offer and must have the Bethesda launcher downloaded to play. Once you're all logged in, you'll need to redeem the code "TES25TH-MORROWIND" and the game will be added to your account. If you decide to purchase the full version of The Elder Scrolls Online , you can grab either the standard edition at a discount until 9th April or The Elder Scrolls Online : Summerset until 2nd April.

Tech Tesla In-Car Browser to Be Upgraded to Chromium: Elon Musk
Author: 0 Tesla In-Car Browser to Be Upgraded to Chromium: Elon Musk

Last night we reported that the setup of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge has been leaked online . Another area of importance is extensions - which add extra bits of functionality to the browser - and we've already heard that the new version of Edge will have a plentiful library of add-ons, as Microsoft calls them, thanks to the Microsoft Edge Insider Addons web page which popped up recently .

Tech Nintendo might launch two new Switch models this summer
Author: 0 Nintendo might launch two new Switch models this summer

This is one of many reasons the year is already shaping up to be a pretty eventual one for Nintendo , which is also releasing a version of its Mario Kart franchise for smartphones this summer. Nintendo is hoping to appeal to two different subsets of consumers with these two new Switch models. The cheaper version, on the other hand, is more of a successor to the 3DS.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Fold Spotted on Geekbench, Confirms 12GB RAM & Android 9 Pie
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Fold Spotted on Geekbench, Confirms 12GB RAM & Android 9 Pie

A video of a leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold has popped up and it comes with a major issue - a visible crease on the unfolded screen. While the presence of a Snapdragon 855 chipset inside the global variant of the Galaxy Fold may not be surprising, it is actually the first time in years that Samsung is using a Qualcomm chipset in the global variant of its flagship smartphone.

Tech Apex Legends: Get A Load Of Every One Of Octane's Best Skins
Author: 0 Apex Legends: Get A Load Of Every One Of Octane's Best Skins

Some hoped that the release of Apex Legends would have a significant impact on the player base of Fortnite , but that doesn't seem to be the case. Despite the decline, the concurrent viewing numbers for Apex have remained somewhat consistent at around 130 thousand viewers - with those number seeing a bump to around 150 thousand since the launch of Apex Legends Season one on March 19.

Tech As iPhone sales pull back, Apple eyes streaming
Author: 0 As iPhone sales pull back, Apple eyes streaming

While we have only heard about major USA cable networks and newspapers joining Apple's subscription services , it remains to be seen how this will play out for Canadians. This service won't take on new cloud-based streaming offerings like Google Stadia . One of the most exciting factors of the event is that Apple's video service that is a long-rumored concept will also be unveiled at the spring event.

Tech Apple's news subscription likely won't include New York Times
Author: 0 Apple's news subscription likely won't include New York Times

Well, if they use that original content to get you to manage your HBO , Starz , Showtime , and other subscriptions through your Apple ID they could get a cut of each subscription so it would show up all in a single spot just like how Amazon Channels works.

Tech Apple iPad mini hands-on (2019): A love letter to old fans
Author: 0 Apple iPad mini hands-on (2019): A love letter to old fans

Revealed in addition to the streaming service were updated versions of their already well-known digital devices including the AirPods, wireless Bluetooth earbuds featuring a built-in microphone that allows taking phone calls and talking to Apple's digital assistant, Siri; the iPad Mini , a line of mini tablet computers; the iPad Air , a tablet computer; and the iMac, a family of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers that have been the primary part of Apple's consumer desktop offerings ...

Tech Facebook: Millions of passwords were not encrypted properly
Author: 0 Facebook: Millions of passwords were not encrypted properly

Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices, analysts say , after the company confirmed millions of passwords were readily available to staff. Nevertheless, it's imperative. A plain text password is one that can be found, read and used to take over an account. Since the passwords weren't exposed to anyone outside of the network, the company isn't advising everyone to change their passwords.

Tech AT&T’s Misleadingly-Branded 5GE No Faster Than Verizon, T-Mobile LTE
Author: 0 AT&T’s Misleadingly-Branded 5GE No Faster Than Verizon, T-Mobile LTE

AT&T responded to the study, saying Opensignal didn't verify devices were tested in 5G E coverage areas. Independent speed test firm Opensignal compared AT&T's service in various locations across the USA with that of other networks. Indeed, AT&T customers who see the "5G E" symbol on their phones aren't getting true 5G. Ironically, it's only because of the "5G E" naming and symbol that some AT&T users might see on their phones that brings controversy to AT&T.

Tech Persona 5 The Royal announced, includes female protagonist
Author: 0 Persona 5 The Royal announced, includes female protagonist

At first look, I thought of the possibility of a Female Main Character (FeMC) that we can play as, similar to Persona 3 Portable . So, Persona 5 R has gotten a new trailer and a new subtitle ( The Royal ), but the PlayStation 4 is still the only console attached to the project.