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Tech Apple Watch to get its own App Store; expected launch at WWDC
Author: 0 Apple Watch to get its own App Store; expected launch at WWDC

According to a report from Bloomberg , Apple is planning to introduce its own App Store onto the wearable device for the first time. Those who attend have a chance to meet and consult with over 1,000 Apple engineers. The report dictates "Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloadable screen-time and parental-control apps".

Tech Woah! The OnePlus 7 Pro details revealed in a mega-leak
Author: 0 Woah! The OnePlus 7 Pro details revealed in a mega-leak

Ste 161A New York, NY, 10036, users will be invited to the very first OnePlus 7 Pro launch event. It will be priced at Rs 49 ,999. The OnePlus 7 Pro is teased to come with a triple-rear camera with a 48 MP, 8 MP and 16 MP sensor. It offers full view experience with no notch or bezels. OnePlus 7 Pro will be powered by the current best Qualcomm flagship chip, Snapdragon 855 .

Tech Final Fantasy VII Remake State of Play trailer, screenshots
Author: 0 Final Fantasy VII Remake State of Play trailer, screenshots

In a tweet , director Tetsuya Nomura added, "Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month". Until then you can pre-order Final Fantasy 7 and stare at your receipt. It tells the story of a mercenary named Cloud Strife and his battle against a corrupt megacorporation called Shinra.

Tech Google's Pixel 3a series of phones go on sale in Taiwan | Tech
Author: 0 Google's Pixel 3a series of phones go on sale in Taiwan | Tech

It seems this choice will only apply to devices on Android Q and later, though it's unclear how this will affect the usability of third-party launchers like Nova Launcher, which have traditionally offered users even more gesture options. I kid, but Google's new "Gesture navigation" controls do feel a bit more Cupertino than Mountain View. And to move back in a window, swipe left or right from the screen's edge.

Tech Ghost Recon Breakpoint Coming in October, Limited Editions Unveiled
Author: 0 Ghost Recon Breakpoint Coming in October, Limited Editions Unveiled

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is coming on October 4 this year, and it'll hew relatively closely to the new formula established in the rather successful, decidedly fun Ghost Recon Wildlands . When your character takes damage, they might sustain an injury, which will slow you down and make you less effective in combat until you can heal up.

Tech AMD and Cray Team-Up to Build the World’s Fastest Supercomputer
Author: 0 AMD and Cray Team-Up to Build the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Climate researchers, for example, will be able to use Frontier's raw power to map climate change around the globe in a way that isn't possible today. "The combination of Cray and AMD technology in the Frontier system will dramatically enhance performance at scale for AI, analytics, and simulation, enabling DOE to further push the boundaries of scientific discovery", Steve Scott, senior vice president and CTO at Cray, said.

Tech ‘Dead Cells’ For iOS, Android: Everything We Know So Far
Author: 0 ‘Dead Cells’ For iOS, Android: Everything We Know So Far

Explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle. Handled by Playdigious , the original game has been "carefully redesigned" for mobile; check out how they did so on Gamasutra . An Android version is coming later, according to the Playdigious website, and anyone interested can sign up on the site to be notified via email when the mobile versions are ready.

Tech The First Fortnite Season 9 Patch Notes are Live, Here's What's New
Author: 0 The First Fortnite Season 9 Patch Notes are Live, Here's What's New

Now, the game's makers have just released the new trailer showing what the map will look like in Season 9. This includes a look at the brand new NEO Tilted map location, which is sure to prove popular with fans. You'll have 100 Fortbytes to collect as part of the Season 9 Battle Pass , which will help reveal the mysteries behind Season 9, whatever they turn out to be.

Tech Samsung introduces industry-first 64MP smartphone camera sensor
Author: 0 Samsung introduces industry-first 64MP smartphone camera sensor

On the other hand, the new ISOCELL Bright GM2 48 MP sensor is the successor of last year's ISOCELL Bright GM1 48 MP sensor. Samsung today announced two new image sensors, Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and ISOCELL Bright GM2 . As a result, the new GW1 sensor can "produce bright 16 MP images in low-light environments", according to Samsung . Regular image camera sensors are in the range of 60-decibels (dB).

Tech Loot Box Ban Bill To Be Introduced By US Senator Josh Hawley
Author: 0 Loot Box Ban Bill To Be Introduced By US Senator Josh Hawley

Video game companies who violate the rules could face lawsuits from the state. "And when kids play games designed for adults, they should be walled off from compulsive microtransactions", he said. The microtransactions that are under fire with Hawley's legislation include pay-to-win purchases, and, of course, loot boxes . The Entertainment Software Association, a top lobbying group for the video game industry, countered by pointing to other countries, including Ireland and Germany, that ...

Author: 0 Samsung announces new 64 MP image sensor for mobile devices

No wonder Samsung describes it as the "industry's highest resolution" sensor for mobile cameras. The new ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor beats Samsung's and Sony's 48 megapixel IMX586 in terms of pixel count but, but that is about all the differences, as the three have something in common, albeit different names and more pixel counts.

Tech European Union reportedly preparing antitrust probe into Apple's App Store rules
Author: 0 European Union reportedly preparing antitrust probe into Apple's App Store rules

Apple now imposes a 30-per cent fee on Spotify to use in-app purchases when signing up new users, dropping to 15-percent during the second year of subscription. Apple offered a response to Spotify's claims only a few days later. " Spotify wouldn't be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem , but now they're leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs", Apple wrote in a publicly posted statement.

Tech Google Pixel 3a hands-on: The one you should get!
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3a hands-on: The one you should get!

Thousands of developers and programmers gathered Tuesday morning on the grounds of the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California for Google's annual developer conference called Google I/O . The 3a has a 3,000mAh battery with the XL packing a 3,700mAh, both of which come with an 18W charger to deliver up to 7 hours of battery life on just 15 minutes of charge.

Tech The Nest brand is taking over Google Home
Author: 0 The Nest brand is taking over Google Home

Leading the hardware announcements were the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones, mid-range variants of the Pixel 3 phones that Google launched late a year ago. At $649 for the Pixel 3a and $799 for the Pixel 3a XL, Google may have just set the benchmark for the upper middle tier of devices. To kick things off, the Google Home Hub is being renamed the Nest Hub, and it's being joined by a new entry called the Nest Hub Max .

Tech Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon 'World Premiere' event later this week
Author: 0 Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon 'World Premiere' event later this week

Along with the teaser website , Ubisoft also held a free weekend for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands to celebrate the release of several new story missions in Operation Oracle . The company appears to specialise in state-of-the-art robotics, but the headline on that page is a big Ghost Recon logo and a confirmation of the above date and time.

Tech Here's Why Android Auto Went All In On Dark Mode
Author: 0 Here's Why Android Auto Went All In On Dark Mode

Android Auto's new app launcher wouldn't seem out of place in Apple CarPlay , and that's a compliment. Now you can be in Google Maps and control your Spotify playlist on the same screen or even take a call from the nav bar. Prettier design . Android Auto will provide a new color palette that's easy on the eyes. In theory, everything sounds magical, but in practice, Android Auto leaves a lot to be desired.

Tech Apex Legends is coming to smartphones!
Author: 0 Apex Legends is coming to smartphones!

In addition to expanding to mobile, EA said it has plans to release Apex Legends in China, a large market in which PUBG found success. Epic Games brought its hit battle royale game to mobile devices and EA plans to follow its lead. According to the company, nearly 30-percent of Apex Legends players were entirely new to EA, which vows to offer its players "long-term live service, including new seasons with more robust Battle Pass content, new legends, and exciting evolutions in the ...

Tech Samsung Elec says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold
Author: 0 Samsung Elec says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold

Pre-orders will be automatically cancelled on May 31st unless you agree that you would like to "keep your order". Samsung's troubled Galaxy Fold is running into more problems. "That's all I can say about it right now but expect to be pleasantly surprised and not disappointed when the charging specs are released publicly". Samsung has announced that it plans to produce more than 1 million of the Fold-range smartphones in their first year.

Tech First Game Launched By Apple After 11 Years Featuring Warren Buffet
Author: 0 First Game Launched By Apple After 11 Years Featuring Warren Buffet

In addition to a comedy skit between Buffett and Cook, the Apple exec suggested that the philanthropist create his own mobile game. The app was first debuted during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting, where both Tim Cook and Warren Buffett kicked off the events by showcasing the game.

Tech Google confirms it's experimenting with a foldable Pixel phone
Author: 0 Google confirms it's experimenting with a foldable Pixel phone

Fast-forward to May 7th, and Google made it clear that it wants Android to run smoothly on foldable devices, starting with Android Q. That was another indication that a foldable Pixel might be in the works. He said, "We're definitely prototyping the technology". That's especially true if you'll be paying $2,000 for one. At its annual Google I/O developer conference in California on Tuesday the search giant detailed its commitment to foldable devices as part of the next version of Android, ...

Author: 0 The Google Pixel 3a Is Available In Australia Now

The Pixel 3a phone, which includes numerous artificial intelligence features of its flagship devices, is priced from $399, executives said as Google opened its annual I/O developers conference near its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.

Tech Google Makes the Pixel 3a and 3a XL Official
Author: 0 Google Makes the Pixel 3a and 3a XL Official

The Pixel 3a was unveiled Tuesday on the main stage at Google I/O, Google's annual conference for its thousands of industry partners and its showcase for new products. "You don't want to upset your licensees but you have to go where the money is". Duplex is now available in 44 U.S. states, and is continuing to help citizens avoid ever speaking to a small business again.

Tech Hey Google, what’s new in Android this year?
Author: 0 Hey Google, what’s new in Android this year?

This surely is exciting news for Android, but it's key to remember the scope of this improvement: Compatibility, Security and Privacy. Google said users can now take advantage of a " dark theme " that blends in with a car's cockpit more than the predominantly white look of the current user interface .

Tech Next version of Android to come with these new features
Author: 0 Next version of Android to come with these new features

The folks at XDA Developers have gotten their hands on an early build of Android Q, running on the Pixel 3 XL , giving us an early look what's to come. Also arriving in Android Q is a revamp of the privacy permissions. A feature called "Role" was also spotted in the settings panel, which shows controls for SMS, browser and gallery, this might allow users to set particular roles for each of these apps and when they need to be active.

Tech Single Ring Is the New Robocall ScamCOLlive
Author: 0 Single Ring Is the New Robocall ScamCOLlive

Officials have said this is how the scam typically unfolds: The robocaller will dial a number before hanging up after one to two rings. Which is why they've moved on to a new strategy - the one-ring call. The FCC recommends never calling back numbers you don't recognize, "especially those appearing to originate overseas". If you must call back, check first to see if the area code is worldwide.

Tech OnePlus teases OnePlus 7 water resistance but won’t guarantee it
Author: 0 OnePlus teases OnePlus 7 water resistance but won’t guarantee it

The UFS 3 .0 doubles the speed of its predecessor, hence giving a speed advantage to the OnePlus 7 series especially when opening apps, loading games, accessing files and transferring data between devices. In India, the smartphone is expected to arrive with an expensive starting price of Rs. 49,999 (~$720). The OnePlus 7 Pro will also be one of the few smartphones in the world to feature a display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Author: 0 Dark Mode is coming in Android Q

Look for these updates to roll out to compatible Android Auto infotainment systems later this summer. But to really make sure your data is safe, Google is changing the way you can control and assess what kind of data gets stored on your device, and how it gets shared.

Tech EA Access Confirmed for PS4, Arrives This Summer
Author: 0 EA Access Confirmed for PS4, Arrives This Summer

Launching in July, EA Access will be available for £3.99 a month or £19.99 for the entire year. EA Access will run alongside PlayStation Now , Sony's own subscription-based streaming service, and give players access to The Vault, where trials are available for a limited time before launch.

Tech Gearbox responds to assault allegations from Borderlands’ former Claptrap voice actor
Author: 0 Gearbox responds to assault allegations from Borderlands’ former Claptrap voice actor

Eddings started the Twitter thread in response to Pitchford's tweet calling him "bitter and disgruntled" , noting that fans shouldn't blame the team at Gearbox for the CEO's antics. "Personally, I think Randy's been on the tilt the last few years". Eddings has since responded to this, saying that Pitchford physically assaulted him in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis at GDC 2017.

Tech Fortnite: The first teaser for Season 9 is here
Author: 0 Fortnite: The first teaser for Season 9 is here

Marking the end of Season 8, Retail Row, Tilted Towers and other locations on the game's map were wiped out by a volcano ahead of the ensuing next season. The teaser, which you can see below, confirms Season 9 will kick off on all platforms this Thursday, May 9. The caption that accompanied the teaser reads: " The Future is Bright ", which could be a hint at some major changes that will be coming to the game in the near future.

Tech Minecraft mobile AR game teased, full reveal coming May 17
Author: 0 Minecraft mobile AR game teased, full reveal coming May 17

Microsoft ended the opening keynote of its Build developer conference with a teaser video showing what appeared to be an AR adaptation of Minecraft , the world-building game that came under its umbrella with the $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang in 2014.

Tech Nokia 4.2 Launched in India for ₹10,990
Author: 0 Nokia 4.2 Launched in India for ₹10,990

Nokia is offering flat Rs 500 discount on the purchase of Nokia 4.2. The handset will be sold on major retail stores starting May 21 in Black and Pink Sand. For that price, the Nokia 4.2 offers a 5.71-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) IPS LCD display with a premium build quality. The new Nokia smartphone comes with two interesting additions that have not been traditionally present in the company's phones - a dedicated Google Assistant button and a notification light in the power button.

Tech Together at last: Microsoft will ship a Linux kernel with Windows
Author: 0 Together at last: Microsoft will ship a Linux kernel with Windows

One of the big features of the new Windows Terminal application is multi-tab support. However, this is the first time that a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows to provide the users with unbelievable Linux experience on Windows as announced By Microsoft in Build 2019 .

Tech OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro India price revealed
Author: 0 OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro India price revealed

Of course, the changes are more drastic on the OnePlus 7 Pro. There's a triple rear camera at the back aligned vertically, and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well. OnePlus 7 Pro is unlikely to continue with the headphone jack either. This also means the phone could be 5G ready since this is chipset has support for the next generation of mobile internet.

Tech Mozilla releases another fix for broken Firefox extensions
Author: 0 Mozilla releases another fix for broken Firefox extensions

Many Firefox users saw an alert like this one telling them their extensions had been disabled. The certificate stumble followed an announcement on Thursday that Mozilla, to improve add-on security, intends to disallow obfuscated add-on code, a step Google took for Chrome extensions last October as part of a broader extension platform revamp.