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Author: 0 Android Auto is getting a ground-up redesign this summer

Simply tap on a suggested location or say "Hey Google" to navigate to a new place. When you sync your Android smartphone to your car's infotainment system in a few months, expect a darker look. In a new notification center , drivers will get centralized information about all of their communications, including recent calls, messages and alerts.

Author: 0 Chromium-based Edge: What's coming next in Microsoft's open-source browser

Here are the most exciting new features Microsoft announced for Edge at Build 2019. The new Edge will use this same list to determine when to use Internet Explorer. Working in hand with Microsoft Office, it apparently allows users to collect, organize, share, and export contents from the web in a more efficient manner.

Tech Watch Microsoft's Build 2019 keynote here
Author: 0 Watch Microsoft's Build 2019 keynote here

The updates include new ways to integrate apps into conversations, along with enhancements to submit and view insights into an app. The company's Fluid Framework , which will be rolled out later this year, is billed as a developer platform for creating "shared, interactive experiences" across the web .

Tech Google to add auto-delete controls for location and web history
Author: 0 Google to add auto-delete controls for location and web history

Soon, you'll also be able to set auto-delete controls that you can use to set a time limit for how long you want your activity data to be saved, be it for 3 or 18 months. In 2018, the Associated Press revealed that some Google websites store and apps user location even if users have turned off Location History . You can already use your Google Account to access simple on/off controls for Location History and Web & App Activity or to delete all or part of that data manually.

Tech Best Buy Puts Pixel 3a XL on Sale Before It's Even Announced
Author: 0 Best Buy Puts Pixel 3a XL on Sale Before It's Even Announced

Rumors say Google is working on a pair of midrange options for those who want a Google smartphone experience, but don't want to pony up the cash for the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL . So, stay tuned with us for more updates. There's no micro SD card slot included, so that 64GB of storage is all you're going to get for storage . Although Lee can't confirm a full spec run down, the images and info reveals a 5.6-inch 1080p screen, down facing speakers and a headphone jack for the 3A.

Tech Launch through flaming hoops with a cannon in Fortnite
Author: 0 Launch through flaming hoops with a cannon in Fortnite

Taking a look at the week 10 challenges above, a lot of them aren't all that hard to figure out. It's nearly consistently the busiest named location on Fortnite's map, and so landing here will give you plenty of potential targets to eliminate.

Tech Samsung Galaxy A70 available starting from RM1999
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A70 available starting from RM1999

The A70 has much more functionality typically found on higher-end smartphones such as the previously mentioned triple rear camera, 6.7-inch Infinity-U display, and a huge 4500mAh non-removable battery paired with 25W Super-Fast Charging. The Samsung Galaxy A40 comes with a dual-lens camera with a 16MP F1.7 main sensor and a 5MP F2.2 ultrawide secondary sensor. The A70 also comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and it runs on Android 9 while sporting Samsung's much-lauded One UI.

Tech Global smartwatch shipments increased 48 percent year-over-year in Q1
Author: 0 Global smartwatch shipments increased 48 percent year-over-year in Q1

Fitbit and Huawei have also seen substantial gains this year, though they still lag well behind Apple and even Samsung overall, with 5.5% and 2.8% market shares respectively. "Its success was due to the latest Galaxy watch series which came with better battery life as well as a very traditional round clock-face design", said Senior Analyst Sujeong Lim .

Tech Asus teases ZenFone 6 with bezel-less and notchless design
Author: 0 Asus teases ZenFone 6 with bezel-less and notchless design

Asus is starting to ramp up its game for the upcoming ZenFone 6 , the handset will be officially revealed on May 16 during a special event that will be held in Valencia, Spain. The phone will run on Android 9 Pie and will feature dual-band Wi-Fi and LTE. It will support 18W fast charging, and we're expecting a USB Type-C port with a bigger battery size compared to the ZenFone 5 .

Tech Apple denies removing parental control apps over competition fears
Author: 0 Apple denies removing parental control apps over competition fears

It says, in effect, that the Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology that Apple cites as a potentially insecure is the very same MDM technology that it assures its business customers is totally secure. Several developers with parental control apps now affected by the new MDM policy have responded to Apple's claims, and their arguments highlight some inconsistencies with Apple's reasoning.

Tech OnePlus 7 Pro pre-bookings start tomorrow
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 Pro pre-bookings start tomorrow

In terms of pricing, we will see an obvious bump from the previous generation of OnePlus models. A recent video OnePlus shared on Twitter shows the outline of a phone with three cameras on the back. Both variants will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor , a 48-megapixel rear camera and AMOLED screens, according to the leaked spec sheet.

Tech Fans snatch up reservations for Disneyland Star Wars park
Author: 0 Fans snatch up reservations for Disneyland Star Wars park

Disneyland is referring to the period between May 31st and June 23rd as a "soft opening". Another smoking area in the California Adventure Park, near the Silly Symphony Swings, one in the esplanade between the two parks, and a fourth in the Downtown Disney shopping district are also being eliminated.

Tech Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases on June 18th
Author: 0 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night releases on June 18th

A post on the game's official Twitter account highlighted the differences. Thankfully, this new trailer has shown me and hopefully others that game looks to be in a good place. To save humanity, and herself in the process, Miriam must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel. It will play out in a 2.5D manner fusing three-dimensional graphics with a 2D movement system.

Tech OnePlus 7 Pro Now Up for Pre-order on Amazon
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 Pro Now Up for Pre-order on Amazon

Upon the completion of the purchase, you'll receive the gift card via e-mail. Notably, those who pre-book OnPlus 7 Pro will need to pay Rs 750 as processing fee when claiming the one-time screen replacement insurance. The OnePlus 7 will use a Full HD+ panel while the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a superior Quad HD+ panel with 90Hz refresh rate. It also gets a 48MP main shooter with an unspecified telephoto camera at the rear.

Tech CenturyLink Expands Private Cloud Solutions to Give Customers More Choice
Author: 0 CenturyLink Expands Private Cloud Solutions to Give Customers More Choice

Dell's ProManage and ProSupport offerings also demonstrate how it's pulling its portfolio into consumable solutions. Dell and Microsoft announced today that the two companies are burying the hatchet with respect to previous virtualization squabbles, and have inked an "expanded partnership" with their respective VMware and Azure platforms.

Tech The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Update Finally Fixes That Awful Nose Job
Author: 0 The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Update Finally Fixes That Awful Nose Job

Gone is the ridiculous black plastic grille. " Customers spoke, and we listened ", Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros said in a press release announcing the update. The Technology Package will be optional, as will 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, the choice of red. It's a move created to undercut the cheapest V-8 Ford Mustang ($36,450) and chase after Dodge's strategy of offering ten thousand different trims of the Challenger.

Tech Nokia 4.2 up for pre-order in the US
Author: 0 Nokia 4.2 up for pre-order in the US

For the pre-bookings, the price of the Nokia 4.2 is listed as $189 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model on both Amazon and B&H Photo websites. This way you can see notifications no matter if the phone is screen-up or screen-down. There is a special button to launch the Google Assistant immediately.

Tech Aston Martin Vantage AMR Gets a Seven-Speed Manual Transmission
Author: 0 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Gets a Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

It has a top speed of 195 miles per hour and has a claimed zero-to-60 time of 3.9 seconds. The result? Vantage AMR . The new Vantage AMR is equipped with a "motorsport-inspired" seven-speed transmission developed by Graziano and featuring a "dog-leg" first gear.

Tech Oculus Quest Pre-order Up at Amazon
Author: 0 Oculus Quest Pre-order Up at Amazon

The Microsoft Store page listed the release date before the page became unavailable. It thinks Facebook's new Oculus Quest will sell almost 1.1m units, just ahead of 1m units of the Oculus Go , and 833k units of Sony's PlayStation VR. Touch controller battery covers were also mentioned by a couple of reviewers, as they seem to be noticeably moveable and/or loose. This is an upgraded version of Oculus Rift with higher resolution and improved optics.

Tech Samsung Is Making a Vertical TV Because of Millennials
Author: 0 Samsung Is Making a Vertical TV Because of Millennials

Samsung has included a 4.1 channel and 60 watts high-end loudspeakers in this TV. The smartTV gets even smarter with the integration of Samsung's Bixby voice assistant. That's exactly what Samsung wants people to do according to its press release for the new TV. "The use case for the Sero , beyond that of a regular landscape position TV, is limited, especially with a relatively high price tag", Matthew Ruben, an analyst with the market research firm Futuresource told the BBC .

Author: 0 Valve's Index VR Headset Revealed

The reason for offering parts of the kit separately if because Valve has made Index compatible with other hardware featuring support for SteamVR tracking , including the HTC Vive Wands and Pro Vive Wands. Valve opted for an external tracking solution using base stations. The controllers cost $279 for a pair, or you can buy them bundled with the headset for $749.

Tech Facebook debuts new look and features to help move past 'old issues'
Author: 0 Facebook debuts new look and features to help move past 'old issues'

A new feature called " Secret Crush " will let people signal which friends they are interested in romantically, but only letting the object of their fancy know it if that person makes similar interest known on a private crush list. Zuckerberg revealed WhatsApp is debuting a payments product in India. For business users, those who have a smaller scale of operations and lack a website of their own will have product catalogues displayed for users to have a better idea of what the business has ...

Tech 'Inception Bar' hack tricks Google Chrome users
Author: 0 'Inception Bar' hack tricks Google Chrome users

MALICIOUS WEBSITES could exploit Chrome on Android to display a fake address bar to trick users into thinking they're on a different site to the one they're actually accessing. Martijn Grooten, editor of industry journal Virus Bulletin and occasional security researcher, added: "In a parallel universe where everyone checks the actual URL in the address bar to determine whether a site is legitimate this is pretty scary indeed".

Tech Apple Posts Record $11.5B in Services Revenue
Author: 0 Apple Posts Record $11.5B in Services Revenue

Apple has been scrambling to develop new revenue streams amid stagnant growth and increased competition in the smartphone market. But as predicted, its smartphone sales were down, accounting for $31 billion versus $37.5 billion this time a year ago.

Tech Google's new Wear OS update adds a suspiciously Samsung-like feature
Author: 0 Google's new Wear OS update adds a suspiciously Samsung-like feature

Nothing has been mentioned regarding the potential for third-party tiles , but Google is encouraging I/O attendees to visit the Android Sandbox area to check out a demo and it's possible developer sessions may demonstrate how developers can provide their own experiences through the new interface.

Tech Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal
Author: 0 Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal

For those that decide to participate, they get a chance to earn a copy of one item that the streamer gets when opening a rare chest. Gearbox and 2K, the publisher of Borderlands 3 , is partnering with the streaming platform to deliver the Echocast extension for streamers and communities.

Tech Motorola Moto E6 Specifications Leaked, Will Reportedly Launch Soon in the US
Author: 0 Motorola Moto E6 Specifications Leaked, Will Reportedly Launch Soon in the US

The source also says that the Moto E6 will be launched in the U.S. on carriers, but isn't sure which ones exactly. According to the report the Moto E6 is codenamed "surfna" and is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC which is mated to 2GB RAM. The smartphone will come with Android Pie out-of-the-box and will come in two storage options - 16GB and 32GB. There is no word yet on when the Moto E6 will actually launch but it doesn't like Motorola is in any rush to put out anything soon.

Tech Kentucky Derby Favorite Omaha Beach Pulled From Race
Author: 0 Kentucky Derby Favorite Omaha Beach Pulled From Race

Horses that finished out of the money (fourth or worse), beaten by more than five lengths, in their final prep are zip-for-74 in the Kentucky Derby since 1992. The scratch was another blow to cancer survivor Rick Porter, the colt's 78-year-old owner. Mike Smith rode Justify all the way to the Triple Crown a year ago.

Tech Leaked: Google's Pixel 3a Price May Be Just $399
Author: 0 Leaked: Google's Pixel 3a Price May Be Just $399

We have to keep in mind that the Pixel smartphones haven't exactly been a resounding sales success for Google despite the fact that they are incredibly competent devices with class-leading photo quality (using just a single rear camera, unlike its more adventurous competition).

Tech You can now automatically set your Google history to be deleted
Author: 0 You can now automatically set your Google history to be deleted

Google uses Location History data to recommend restaurants and find the quickest driving routes, it also ties in with the Location Sharing feature so you can keep tabs on your family and friends whereabouts. This should provide users with a happy medium between " Google has no idea where I live, or what kind of content I want" and " Google has access to everywhere I've ever been, and everything I've ever seen online".

Tech Epic Games acquires Rocket League dev Psyonix
Author: 0 Epic Games acquires Rocket League dev Psyonix

Psyonix has also partnered with Epic in the past on franchises like " Gears of War " and " Unreal Tournament ". In a Q&A on the Rocket League website , Psyonix states that the gameplay won't be changing-not that I'd expect it to because of the acquisition-but that the new ownership should bolster the competitive scene with new resources for esports events.

Tech Instagram tests hiding likes on posts to downplay validation fears
Author: 0 Instagram tests hiding likes on posts to downplay validation fears

As of now, creators can only use shopping tags on original posts , not in paid advertising. Instagram's revamped camera will provide users with a more convenient means of creating a photo or video from scratch. "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get", said a notice that Instagram released to demonstrate what users will see if they are part of the test.

Author: 0 Energizer Max Power 18K Pop funding campaign fails spectacularly

For comparison, the iPhone X's 2,716mAh battery is rated for 21 hours of phone calls. Logically, at $680 a pop, the company's 1.2 million dollar Indiegogo campaign failed miserably, reaching just 1 percent of its goal. It had five cameras, with three in the rear and two hidden in a pop-up selfie camera mechanism. The phone parts of the device were competent if not particularly exciting.