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Tech Apple challenger Xiaomi makes lacklustre Hong Kong stock debut
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The spat pushed Hong Kong's benchmark index to a nine-month low last week. "It's open to everybody.If you don't like the price, you can stay away". Today, July 9, was the first day for Xiaomi on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with the stock closing at $2.14, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a valuation of almost $50 billion, though it should be noted that this is half the market capitalization of $ 100 billion that was expected from the IPO.

Tech South Korea’s Moon Jae begins India visit, economic ties in focus
Author: 0 South Korea’s Moon Jae begins India visit, economic ties in focus

During the visit, Moon will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind, who will host a banquet in his honour. Ties were then elevated to "special strategic partnership" with Modi seeking South Korean investments in many flagship programmes of the government including "Skill India" and "Make in India".

Tech Bethesda's Todd Howard Says Fallout 76 Doesn't 'Mark' The Company's Future
Author: 0 Bethesda's Todd Howard Says Fallout 76 Doesn't 'Mark' The Company's Future

The Creation Club feature, which was first introduced into Fallout 4 before making its way to Skyrim , essentially allows players to access mods for the game on consoles, as well as on PC. Our Switch group did Fallout Shelter . and that's done really well. "People, they're on other things". This achievement marks Skyrim's peak player count in the last six months, a staggering seven years since its 2011 release.

Tech Suzuki Jimny confirmed for Australia with 1.5L K15B engine
Author: 0 Suzuki Jimny confirmed for Australia with 1.5L K15B engine

Today, Suzuki confirms the new model does come with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, codenamed the K15B. Suzuki has officially revealed more details about its upcoming new Jimny small SUV. The suspension is a rigid axle setup with coil springs both front and rear. Much of the design appears similar to that applied to the latest Mercedes-Benz G-class, such as the squared-off wheel arches and tail-lights located low on the bumper.

Tech Microsoft Rewards app is now available for everyone on Xbox One
Author: 0 Microsoft Rewards app is now available for everyone on Xbox One

All players have to do is simply click download on selected titles, with the system doing the rest, so it seems like FastStart will be fairly easy to use. You can now group your games and apps and the search has been improved and you can press Y anywhere on the dashboard to bring up the search dialog.

Tech Google Duplex could soon take over call centres
Author: 0 Google Duplex could soon take over call centres

An anonymous source that claims to be close with Google's plans says that the company is already in talks with at least one firm that would like to use Duplex for "simple, straightforward customer service calls". A report from a year ago, again from The Information , claims that Amazon is planning to import the same natural language processing that powers Alexa into call centres.

Tech New OyxgenOS Beta Brings Project Treble Support to OnePlus 5 and 5T
Author: 0 New OyxgenOS Beta Brings Project Treble Support to OnePlus 5 and 5T

Notably, Google had launched the Project Treble program while rolling out Android Oreo previous year. "After several months of evaluation and hard work, we finally found a solution to make this possible", said OnePlus in its forum post regarding the Project Treble support addition.

Tech Fortnite Playground LTM disappears July 12, but don’t worry
Author: 0 Fortnite Playground LTM disappears July 12, but don’t worry

After suffering some critical issues that resulted in the mode being shut down and then delayed , the Fortnite Playground mode finally launched and it's the best thing ever... Check out GameSpot's video above to see what you can do in Playground. Confirmation came on the official Epic Twitch account, plus more details were provided on Reddit's FortniteBR subreddit, where the company said that it is already working on "the next version" of Playground.

Tech We Happy Few no longer banned in Australia, gains R18+ rating
Author: 0 We Happy Few no longer banned in Australia, gains R18+ rating

Compulsion Games announced on their official website that their video game was denied by the Australian Classification Review Board in May. The rating was awarded with additional consumer advice in the form of warnings that it does contain "fantasy violence and interactive drug use".

Tech Facebook and Google (and memes) safe from copyright law - for now
Author: 0 Facebook and Google (and memes) safe from copyright law - for now

Of the 627 deputies who participated in the vote, 318 of them voted against and 278 were in favor of the reforms. As it has already happened in Spain and Germany, publishers and news platforms such as Google and Facebook are likely to stop referring to anyone else instead of paying for that link tax.

Tech Passenger Unintentionally Pairs Strangers On Flight, Documents Budding Romance On Twitter
Author: 0 Passenger Unintentionally Pairs Strangers On Flight, Documents Budding Romance On Twitter

As soon as the mystery woman switched seats, things got off to a flying start, with her and her new buddy beginning to flirt and talk about all of the things they had in common. . After some internet sleuthing, Rosey's boyfriend - a top class stalker by the sound of it - found the pair's Instagram accounts, and discovered that they were both single and both based in Dallas, Texas.

Tech Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel 5G
Author: 0 Apple’s 2020 iPhone reportedly snubs Intel 5G

An unnamed Intel executive reportedly said in the internal documents, "The introduction of a new speedy WiFi standard WiGig (802.11ad) "into any mobile product brings new and unanticipated challenges". Reportedly, Apple has notified Intel that it will no longer use its mobile modem for its next-gen iPhone. It appears that Intel will now work to improve Sunny Peak to get the modem into Apple's 2022 devices.

Tech New iPhone colors may include gold, blue and orange
Author: 0 New iPhone colors may include gold, blue and orange

Apple has made red iPhones in the past, but they have usually been introduced well into the product cycle and have had Product Red charity branding. Apple likely won't charge different prices for the different colors, but the new colour options should be welcome by most consumers, mainly because it will make their own device look different from everyone else's.

Tech GPU Turbo Honor 10 GT Launched In China By Huawei
Author: 0 GPU Turbo Honor 10 GT Launched In China By Huawei

The company claims that GPU Turbo will boost the processor efficiency by 60 percent and cut the power consumption by 30 per cent. GPU Turbo can be found in the gaming-focused Honor Play and will be enabled in plenty of other Huawei and Honor devices, including the Huawei Mate 10 series and Honor 10 , after a software update.

Tech Asus Zenfone 5Z to launch today
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5Z to launch today

So, what do you think of the Asus Zenfone 5Z Price for the Indian market? Since we already know the features of the Zenfone 5Z , we have a fair idea of what to expect from the upcoming smartphone . 29,999, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage of Rs. 32,999 and 8GB of RAM along with 256GB storage for Rs. 36,999, which seems to be extremely aggressive, as the price of the top-end variant is just Rs.

Tech Some Samsung users say their phones randomly sent photos to contacts
Author: 0 Some Samsung users say their phones randomly sent photos to contacts

Samsung says that it is aware of the issue and is investigating what is happening. Specifically, the photos were sent over Samsung's stock text messaging app . 'Oddly enough, my wife's phone did that last night, and mine did it the night before, ' said Reddit user Sfkn123. It's unclear if and when a fix will arrive, making it all the more important to take the precautions we mentioned above.

Tech Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras
Author: 0 Light Built a Phone with 9 Cameras

It's been a few years since we've heard from Light, the camera company that made headlines with the L16, a point-and-shoot sized camera featuring a whopping 16 lenses, allowing it to capture DSLR-quality images. If the $1950 L16 (below) is anything to go by, the phone might appeal to photography fans but could come at a high price. It had everything going for it: a boss who knows Android through and through, given that he was its cofounder; big aspirations for both mobile and smart home ...

Tech Shenmue I & II Release Date Set For August
Author: 0 Shenmue I & II Release Date Set For August

Shenmue II & II HD will be available August 20th , according to a new posting on the Australian Microsoft website. The Shenmue series has always been a cult classic series since the first title's debut on the Dreamcast in 1999, and now with the upcoming HD remasters of the first two titles, a whole new generation of gamers will get to experience the titles for the first time this August.

Tech Facebook is shuttering three of its apps, including Moves
Author: 0 Facebook is shuttering three of its apps, including Moves

From time to time Facebook releases new apps that are created to make our lives easier and more convenient, although sometimes these apps don't necessarily achieve the same level of success as Facebook would have liked. Tbh is an acronym for "to be honest", and the game-like app allowed United States teenagers to send compliments to their friends through a series of quizzes and polls.

Tech German engineering student designs smartphone airbag
Author: 0 German engineering student designs smartphone airbag

So, Frenzel began looking into developing a system to prevent dropped phones from breaking. Frenzel has created a smartphone case that comes with built in springs that more or less replicates what airbags can do. Tech news site Gizmodo notes that while the case design works well on flat surfaces, you might run into trouble dropping your phone on rocky or uneven terrain where obstacles are larger than the size of the springs.

Tech Millions of private Gmail messages read by third parties
Author: 0 Millions of private Gmail messages read by third parties

As per a report by Business Insider , software developed by third parties are able to scan and read your Gmail, apparently without much restriction from Google . Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers. In other words: if you grant a company access to your email data, it may be that human employees read it.

Tech Facebook Bug Unblocks People on 800K+ Accounts
Author: 0 Facebook Bug Unblocks People on 800K+ Accounts

At least unless you say otherwise. Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer , wrote to let the over 800,000 affected users know that people from their blocked list could have seen their posts when the bug was active from May 29 to June 5.

Author: 0 Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts

A small number of people that own Samsung smartphones have reported that their devices randomly sent photos from their gallery to their contacts without their knowledge, according to several reports on Samsung's forums and Reddit that were first discovered by Gizmodo .

Tech HTC lays off almost a quarter of its entire workforce
Author: 0 HTC lays off almost a quarter of its entire workforce

The company said the layoffs will further its plans to bring its smartphone and VR businesses under common leadership in each region. Somewhat inevitably then, it has gone for the fastest and easiest way to do just that by getting rid of a huge amount of its fixed costs, ie: staff and their wages.

Tech Bethesda confirms: Starfield is made for next-gen gaming hardware
Author: 0 Bethesda confirms: Starfield is made for next-gen gaming hardware

It was revealed in June that Switch players who had already activated a Fortnite account for PS4 could not transfer and use the same account on Switch but would instead be required to create a new one. "We're hearing [our players]". During an interview with German publication GameStar, Howard was asked about the eventual possibility of cross-play multiplayer in Bethesda's online-only RPG.

Tech Android P beta 3 is ready for just about anyone to download
Author: 0 Android P beta 3 is ready for just about anyone to download

The new release "takes us very close to what you'll see in the final version of Android P ", according to Google's Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, which is still on track to be pushed out later in the summer. If you've signed up for the Android Beta Program , Beta 3 should show up as an over-the-air update within the day. If you are running the Android P beta on your Essential Phone or via other participating manufacturers, then the beta 3 update should reach you within the next few ...

Tech Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked renders show a familiar design
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked renders show a familiar design

Also on offer is 64GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy On6 is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with all the eight cores clocked at 1.6GHz. A 3000mAh battery backs the device. The phone supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Tech Samsung Galaxy A6 Gets a Price Cut
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A6 Gets a Price Cut

Going by the alleged hands on details of the Galaxy Note 9 , it seems like the flagship will get a big boost in the camera department. "Live streaming of the event will be available at news.samsung.com/global , www.samsungmobilepress.com and www.samsung.com/galaxy ".

Tech California just passed the toughest data privacy bill in the US
Author: 0 California just passed the toughest data privacy bill in the US

Laws originating in the legislature instead of from ballot initiatives are easier to amend if issues arise, and even opponents in the business community characterised the legislature's version as the lesser of two evils. Associated Press food industry writer Candice Choi contributed. "If passed, it will - albeit through a circuitous path - open the door for year-round daylight saving", Brown wrote in a message to state assemblymembers.

Tech Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings
Author: 0 Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

In the first lynching incident, a man was killed and three others were injured in the district of West Tripura on Thursday when a large mob of villagers attacked them on suspicion of kidnapping children. The deceased was identified as Zahir Khan from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh . A soldier was also critically injured. Hours before in the same area, a mob set upon an unidentified woman after she was spotted by residents walking around their village, Das said.

Tech New S Pen could be Samsung Galaxy Note 9's standout feature
Author: 0 New S Pen could be Samsung Galaxy Note 9's standout feature

Korean analysts predict Samsung will miss its annual smartphone shipment goal of 350 million units. We had a brief opportunity to play with Synaptics' Clear ID tech at CES this year and it worked just as we expected it to, but it's now unknown whose fingerprint tech Samsung will opt to use in the Galaxy S10 , if any at all.

Tech Red variant of OnePlus 6 could be arriving on July 2
Author: 0 Red variant of OnePlus 6 could be arriving on July 2

To achieve the distinct amber-like depth and clarity on the OnePlus 6 Red edition, OnePlus has used a new film coating process that has reportedly never been attempted before in smartphone industry. The result is a sizable glossy transparent layer over the red coating. The Lava Red colour of the phone can be seen clearly in this image, as it comes with a strikingly bright shine.