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Tech New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials
Author: 0 New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials

Previously, iPhones could only be returned to an Apple Store as part of the company's Trade In program. " Advanced recycling must become an important part of the electronics supply chain, and Apple is pioneering a new path to help push our industry forward ", said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, in a press release.

Tech The smaller
Author: 0 The smaller "budget friendly" Nintendo Switch will launch this fall

Last month, reports surfaced of Nintendo's plans to release two new models of its hugely successful Nintendo Switch console, the first being a "Mini" version of the home-handheld hybrid, and the second representing a more advanced model, with higher operating specs than its predecessor.

Tech How much will the Sony PlayStation 5 Cost at Launch?
Author: 0 How much will the Sony PlayStation 5 Cost at Launch?

Utilizing a new AMD chip (to help make the console's CPU more powerful) and introducing a brand new GPU that will support ray tracing will help convey just how much of an upgrade this console will be. Me: There's always been a general range of launch pricing. It's going to be an interesting time for gamers as the console wars continues with PlayStation and Microsoft battling it out for supremacy.

Tech Google gives Android users in Europe more search, browser options
Author: 0 Google gives Android users in Europe more search, browser options

If someone decides to load a second search or browser app, an additional screen will appear that will include instructions on how to set search and browser defaults, and how to add the new icons or widgets. A link to the Settings is provided where that can be done. The company was hit with a massive 4.34 billion Euro fine previous year for unfair advantages over competition on Android.

Tech Google announces policy changes to improve quality of apps in Play Store
Author: 0 Google announces policy changes to improve quality of apps in Play Store

VentureBeat reports that this feature is now being tested and is rolling out in stages. Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing European Union antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.

Tech Facebook Exposed Millions Of Instagram Passwords By Storing It In Plaintext
Author: 0 Facebook Exposed Millions Of Instagram Passwords By Storing It In Plaintext

At the time, the Silicon Valley giant said, in addition to those millions upon millions of Facebook profile credentials, it also logged the passwords of " tens of thousands of Instagram users" in an unencrypted form on its systems, which its engineers may have seen while rifling through logs to hunt down bugs.

Tech BlackBerry Messenger to shut down on May 31
Author: 0 BlackBerry Messenger to shut down on May 31

The company says it "poured our hearts into making this a reality, and we are proud of what we have built to date". The blog post adds that despite putting efforts in improving the platform and making it more engaging, people moved to other messaging apps and it became hard for BBM to sign-in new users.

Tech Apple Rumored to Be Preparing Smaller $600
Author: 0 Apple Rumored to Be Preparing Smaller $600 "iPhone XE" This Year

Perhaps the company will discontinue its iPhone 7 range before that happens, or offer a cheaper iPhone SE-alternative, too. The Cupertino tech giant is also planning to make 20 million units as part of initial production which are said to be manufactured by Pegtron.

Tech Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in North America with 502hp
Author: 0 Porsche 911 Speedster debuts in North America with 502hp

The vehicle is mechanically identical to 911 Speedster - the Heritage Design Package is essential a special specification for the special edition auto. Finally, the six-speed manual transmission saves about 9 pounds compared to the seven-speed manual transmission in other 911 Carrera models, and nearly 40 pounds compared to a PDK dual clutch unit.

Tech Microsoft Surface Hub 2S: Pricing, specs, availability
Author: 0 Microsoft Surface Hub 2S: Pricing, specs, availability

For example, next year Microsoft plans to release its Surface Hub 2X processor cartridge offering higher GPU performance along with a set of new software capabilities. You can mount it to a wall, or pay $1,450 for the stand with wheels. In addition to featuring the 8th Generation Core i5, the Surface Hub 2S will have 8GB DDR4 of RAM; a solid-state 128GB drive; a USB-A and USB-C/DP port (plus RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI Video and Mini-DisplayPort video output port); and 4 UB-C (data or FPR) ...

Tech Facebook working on voice assistant to rival Amazon's Alexa
Author: 0 Facebook working on voice assistant to rival Amazon's Alexa

While the details about this project are limited, The Verge points out that Snyder's LinkedIn profile says that he's also the director of "Facebook Assistant", which is what the virtual aide may be called for now, and even in future. Facebook has gone as far as reaching out to smart speaker suppliers, so it sounds like the product's development is further ahead than expected. Therefore, Facebook will be very late in the game if this rumor is true.

Author: 0 OnePlus 7 Teased by CEO Pete Lau

Pete Lau promises a fast and smooth experience - most likely a nod to the OnePlus 7 Pro's anticipated 90Hz display refresh rate - and a attractive new product design. Just hours ahead of the OnePlus 7 teaser, there were leaks revealing specifications of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Notably, the headphone jack was ditched by the firm in its 2018 flagship OnepLus 6T .

Tech Nintendo Switch commercial might have revealed new game mode for Smash
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch commercial might have revealed new game mode for Smash

Three seconds into the new video, a short shot of the Nintendo Switch next to a TV revealed a new fan-favorite mode that fans of the series have come to love in the background. While the text on this new menu item is a bit out of focus, it does seem to say " Stage Builder ". We'll keep you updated if there is any official word.

Tech Does this Nintendo Switch update suggest new Switch models are coming?
Author: 0 Does this Nintendo Switch update suggest new Switch models are coming?

Once you transfer from one system to the other though, the save data will be erased from the original. This feature will allow you to purchase a new Nintendo Switch and transfer the saves of your games to a new console without the need for a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Author: 0 Internet Explorer exploit REVEALED

The security flaw comes from the way Internet Explorer processes MHT files.MHT is Internet Explorer's web archive format. This means that while only a fraction of users are still on Internet Explorer , the threat is actually much larger, given the way the security flaw operates.

Tech Super Smash Bros Ultimate Drops News On Joker And Update 3.0
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Drops News On Joker And Update 3.0

For the rest of you, Pokemon Trainer, Pichu, and Isabelle (the latter is new; the former two were not present in Smash 4 , and thus didn't get Smash statues the first time around) are confirmed for a July 26 release . The 3.0 update also brings the highly-anticipated Stage Builder and a video editor to the mix. These stages have different layers to allow players to add decorative elements.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Fold screens breaking after mere days of use
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Fold screens breaking after mere days of use

Bloomberg's Mark Gruman tweeted on Wednesday that the interior, folding screen of his Galaxy Fold review unit was "completely broken and unusable" after two days. All four journalists were told after-the-fact that the protective layer should not be removed. The phone is created to work whether closed or open; when open, the single screen display is bisected by a crease.

Tech Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Launched, Price Revealed
Author: 0 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Launched, Price Revealed

To be clear: there isn't actually a cost savings here, just convenience. The regular United States price for this online library of games is $9.99 / £7.99 per month. If you're the type of player who has a large collection of games on disc, this new Xbox isn't really meant for you. For now, game discs will continue to exist, but you'll only be able to play them on other Xbox One consoles.

Tech PS5 details finally emerge six years after PS4 release
Author: 0 PS5 details finally emerge six years after PS4 release

Speaking to Wired , Cerny confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will see massive updates and improvements to its CPU, moving it to the third generation AMD Ryzen tech. The console's AMD chip will also come with a custom 3D audio unit that, according to Cerny , will "show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it".

Tech Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit
Author: 0 Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit

Qualcomm stock rose more than 20% on the news, while Apple stock was flat. As you might imagine, billions of dollars are up for grabs in this case and both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf are expected to testify. It establishes a six-year global patent license agreement , with a two-year option to extend, and multiyear, renewable chipset supply agreement, which could affect rival semiconductor slinger Intel.

Tech Honor 20 series set for May 21 launch in London
Author: 0 Honor 20 series set for May 21 launch in London

The Honor 20 series will include multiple variants, and if the teaser above is any indication, we'll be seeing four models at launch. The all-new Honor 20 Series will be the successor to the last year's Honor 10 Series . Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched View 20 this year and made everyone believe that this company can do different and better things. Both the smartphones are expected to be powered by the company's flagship Kirin 980 octa-core chipset.

Tech Apple willing to spend over $500 million bringing games to Arcade
Author: 0 Apple willing to spend over $500 million bringing games to Arcade

The report says it's spending "several million dollars each" on more than 100 titles, which puts Apple Arcade's budget in excess of $500 million. Big industry names such as Cartoon Network, LEGO, Konami and Sega are some of the few which plan to release games on this new platform.

Tech Microsoft may be planning to dethrone Apple AirPods with Surface Buds
Author: 0 Microsoft may be planning to dethrone Apple AirPods with Surface Buds

This is a continuation of a surprising new hardware area for Microsoft, following the release a year ago of the $ 350 Surface Headphones . In contrast, according to Bloomberg , Apple is reportedly developing its own pair of over-the-ear headphones with Apple branding as opposed to Beats, expected to launch this year.

Tech Forza Street Launches For PC, Mobiles Later This Year
Author: 0 Forza Street Launches For PC, Mobiles Later This Year

We're not sure what al has changed in the transition to Forza , but fortunately it's still free to play . The game is called Forza Street and seems to be part of Microsoft's best-selling racing franchise, and, more importantly, will be free-to-play.

Tech Facebook Messenger Dark Mode is rolling out worldwide
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger Dark Mode is rolling out worldwide

Alongside the iOS 13 update, this year's WWDC is likely to be a place where Apple would unveil macOS 10.5, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. Facebook has been widely testing Messenger's Dark Mode for about a month now, and while the feature was available for some users, you couldn't enable it via the settings menu.

Tech OnePlus 7 leaks flood in ahead of reported May 14 launch
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 leaks flood in ahead of reported May 14 launch

While the OnePlus 7 is anticipated to succeed the company's now available OnePlus 6T , other rumours tip that the company will also launch the OnePlus 7 Pro alongside, with the OnePlus 7 5G variant also tipped. There have been rumors about the OnePlus 7 featuring stereo speakers. While the in-display fingerprint can be seen in the leaked images, it will be present on all three variants.

Tech OnePlus 7 And 7 Pro Likely To Launch Globally On May 14
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 And 7 Pro Likely To Launch Globally On May 14

He informed that OnePlus would be working on electronics rather than whole cars as it might turn out to be more complex. If the rumours are to be believed, the company will launch two new smartphones next month, where the OnePlus 7 Pro will be a new addition to the lineup.

Tech The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL pricing leaks
Author: 0 The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL pricing leaks

In US dollars, that's about $485 and the Pixel 3a XL will cost $600. The Honor 20 series, OnePls 7 and even the Asus Zenfone 6 are all of interest to us, and now it appears Google is adding to the mix as indications have now emerged the Google Pixel 3A could launch in May.

Tech World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea
Author: 0 World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea

For those on the anti-Apple side of the eternal iOS-Android debate, the release of a new Samsung Galaxy model is a big deal, and the recent unveiling of the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S10 was no exception. "I hope faster speeds will help me manage my time better". Unfortunately, the latter of those two upgrades has been the subject of multiple complaints since the phone's launch, the latest of which might be the most worrisome of all.

Tech Com hack more extensive than Microsoft first claimed, email contents compromised
Author: 0 Com hack more extensive than Microsoft first claimed, email contents compromised

The breach apparently stemmed from a faulty customer support tool which allowed hackers to access any email account that wasn't a corporate account. There's some bad news for Outlook.com users, as it's emerged that the webmail service has been compromised and some folks have had their accounts hacked, with the perpetrators even able to read emails in a limited number of cases - despite Microsoft's initial denial that email content was viewable.

Tech Here's a look at the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
Author: 0 Here's a look at the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

This time he has revealed what looks like the official packaging of the upcoming Xbox One S All Digital along with the date of its announcement and release. A single controller is in the pack. It will be announced at some point in April, with Microsoft accepting pre-orders this month for those who want to guarantee themselves a device when the console launches on May 7 .

Tech NVIDIA brings ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards today
Author: 0 NVIDIA brings ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards today

Hence why support is being opened up to GTX cards built around Turing and Pascal . NVIDIA is careful to temper your exceptions with ray tracing performance on Pascal and Turing GeForce GTX hardware, stating that performance will be lower than GeForce RTX class hardware and visuals fidelity won't be as good.

Tech Infinity Ward and Respawn co-founder Jason West has joined Epic Games
Author: 0 Infinity Ward and Respawn co-founder Jason West has joined Epic Games

Epic Games has hired Jason West, who co-founded Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment with Vince Zampella. Jason West has been idle for the past few years since 2013 after he left gaming altogether. Respawn's latest project in the in the Titanfall franchise is the hit battle royale game Apex Legends . Epic Games does not have any officially announced games in development beyond their current work on Fortnite and the Epic Games store.