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Tech NES Classic Edition, PS4, and Mario Tennis Aces Top NPD in June
Author: 0 NES Classic Edition, PS4, and Mario Tennis Aces Top NPD in June

The NES Classic Mini was first introduced in November 2016. "Dollar sales of all other hardware grew more than 23 times in the month when compared to a year ago, driven by sales of plug-and-play devices like the NES Classic and the Super Nintendo Classic".

Tech BlackBerry Evolve & BlackBerry Evolve X launched in India
Author: 0 BlackBerry Evolve & BlackBerry Evolve X launched in India

The phone is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There's a dual rear camera setup on there, too, with one 13MP RGB sensor and one 13MP monochrome sensor. Both models will initially be available exclusively on Amazon India, to be later expanded at offline retailers. The phone will have a 5.99 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD with an aspect ratio of 18:9 with 500 nits of brightness.

Tech Die-hard fans scales 2000 feet mountain for Fallout' screening in Norway
Author: 0 Die-hard fans scales 2000 feet mountain for Fallout' screening in Norway

Photos from a recent screening of Mission: Impossible - Fallout have made their way online, which show that a legion of fans actually watched the film on the side of a cliff. PUBG Mobile is a free download through the App Store and Google Play , so why not give it a go if you're a console/PC player and want to know what all the fuss is about.

Tech Facebook Dating may let you keep secrets from friends and family
Author: 0 Facebook Dating may let you keep secrets from friends and family

Facebook has since confirmed that they are testing out the feature but declined to go into further details. However, we've just learned that Facebook's Tinder-like feature will be implemented directly within its social apps. The Dating feature won't cost anything and won't show ads, but Facebook might reconsider the monetization status later on. Mr Zuckerberg said his aim for the tool is to create "real, long-term relationships" and "not just hook-ups".

Tech Google's Plan to Launch Censored Search Engine in China Revealed
Author: 0 Google's Plan to Launch Censored Search Engine in China Revealed

How would the engine work? Patrick Poon, China researcher at Amnesty International, said that "it will be a dark day for internet freedom if Google has acquiesced to China's extreme censorship rules to gain market access". Why would Google want back in? China has been the biggest hole in Google's global footprint since it withdrew in 2010. In January, the search engine joined an investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou, and earlier this month, launched an ...

Tech Parents hire Fortnite 'coaches' to stop kids being bullied at school
Author: 0 Parents hire Fortnite 'coaches' to stop kids being bullied at school

The Wall Street Journal has a profile of a rising trend of parents buying online lessons for their kids so they can master the first-person shooter game, which is played by an estimated 125 million gamers around the planet. Another dad, Paul Rakovich from Colorado pays for lessons for himself, and his 7- and 9-year-old sons. As per the latest report , parents are ready to spend anywhere between $10 (roughly Rs.

Author: 0 Fortnite on Android Will Not Be Releasing Through Google Play

The Google Play Store is already blocked in China (although that could change soon), so Sweeney said that Android users there are already familiar to downloading the apps they want either directly from developers or from other third-party stores.

Tech Android P will land on August 20, according to EVLeaks
Author: 0 Android P will land on August 20, according to EVLeaks

Android P is likely to roll out to the Google Pixel series first, with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL most likely to be the first phones to run the new version of the mobile operating system by Google . Google will launch the third Pixel generation this fall, but the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are hardly well-kept secrets. Now, the first benchmark leak for the Google Pixel 3 XL confirms that is indeed the case, and of course the phone's performance appears to pale in comparison ...

Tech Samsung Posts Galaxy Note 9 Intro a Bit Early, Quickly Pulls It
Author: 0 Samsung Posts Galaxy Note 9 Intro a Bit Early, Quickly Pulls It

What do you think about how the Note 9 is shaping up? Update: The original video link has since been pulled so but it looks like SamMobile got a hold of it first. In terms of storage, Samsung claims the smartphone to be "1 terabyte ready". We've now embedded that video above. There is no clarity on whether this variant will come with 8GB of RAM.

Tech Motorola Announces Moto Z3 Exclusive for Verizon With 5G Moto Mod
Author: 0 Motorola Announces Moto Z3 Exclusive for Verizon With 5G Moto Mod

On the camera front, the Moto Z3 features dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 sensor and 1.25 micron pixel size and a secondary monochrome camera along with dual-LED flash. Moto Z3 comes with a water-repellent coating for splashes. For selfies and video calling, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel snapper on the front.

Tech Reddit Hacked, All User Data From 2007 & Earlier Accessed
Author: 0 Reddit Hacked, All User Data From 2007 & Earlier Accessed

Somewhere between June 14 and 18, a hacker compromised a handful of Reddit employee accounts with the site's hosting providers. 'We learned that SMS-based authentication is not almost as secure as we would hope, and the main attack was via SMS intercept, ' the company said.

Author: 0 Valve returns to development with November Artifact release

While the likes of Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls Legends make their money by locking you down into buying card packs, Artifact will make use of the Steam marketplace. It will be possible to purchase card packs for $2 each. You'll get two base decks, each containing five heroes, nine items, and 40 additional cards. You also get ten sealed card packs.

Tech WhatsApp is finally ready to start making money
Author: 0 WhatsApp is finally ready to start making money

WhatsApp also highlighted how people can connect with a business in its blog . "In addition, messages will remain end-to-end encrypted and you can block any business with the tap of a button". It's possible the app will eventually allow businesses to receive payments from customers, something else WhatsApp could charge companies for. Silicon Valley-based smart messaging platform Gupshup has partnered with WhatsApp to integrate its APIs with WhatsApp Business (WhatsApp's B2B ...

Tech PlayStation emerges as the biggest money churner for Sony in Q1 2018
Author: 0 PlayStation emerges as the biggest money churner for Sony in Q1 2018

Nevertheless, Sony revised upward its financial projections for the year to March on a weaker-than-expected yen and the solid game business. Profit jumped 24 per cent in April-June to 195 billion yen ($1.75 billion). In the smartphone segment, Sony reported a 27 percent fall in quarterly revenues to JPY 132.5 billion, as sales dropped in both Europe and Japan.

Tech Enjoy your first glimpse of Black Ops 4's Battle Royale mode
Author: 0 Enjoy your first glimpse of Black Ops 4's Battle Royale mode

We also get a VERY brief look at the battle royale mode known as Blackout . The Blackout beta is scheduled for September, so the mode won't be part of the private beta . There has been no word as to how many players will actually be in the map so we'll probably find that out closer to the beta. Fans of the single player mode will be disappointed since there won't be a single-player campaign.

Tech Guided Missiles, Fly Explosives, and More
Author: 0 Guided Missiles, Fly Explosives, and More

This may look like an old-fashioned Flintlock Weapon, but this baby packs a punch. Reduced structure damage down from 1100 to 400 . While that is a significant drop, we should point out that now, a metal wall has 500hp, and wood has just 200hp.

Tech Google Clock now supports Spotify for alarms
Author: 0 Google Clock now supports Spotify for alarms

This new update for Google Clock app will be available globally this week and will be compatible on all devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above. Now when your alarm goes off you can hear the music you chose from Spotify instead of the built-in sounds. To understand the differences between Spotify Free and Premium, see Pocket-lint's comparison guide here .

Author: 0 Google 'working on censored search engine' for China

The version of the search engine Google is reportedly building would comply with China's censorship laws, even though the country is cracking down harder than ever to limit free speech online . Google is planning to launch a censored search engine in China? If Google does relaunch in mainland China, it would represent a major u-turn. The new app, which has already been demonstrated to the Chinese government and is pending approval, was designed in California, with the help from other ...

Author: 0 Good news for social media addicts

The move is a bid by the social media behemoth to address growing concerns about the negative impacts too much screen time can have on users. "We want the time people spend on Facebook and Instagram to be intentional, positive and inspiring", the company said.

Tech Leaked DJI Mavic 2 advert confirms Pro and Zoom models
Author: 0 Leaked DJI Mavic 2 advert confirms Pro and Zoom models

The listing in the Argos catalogue reveals that the Mavic 2 Pro is capable of streaming live HD video, and has "omni-directional obstacle sensing" to prevent collisions. In the catalog, there is no mention of the recording capabilities, though we would not rule out 4K recording features. Little news exists about the Enterprise, speculation around what the payloads shown in the leak may be ranges from a large LED panel to a speaker or a sensor.

Tech Nvidia's GTX 11-series cards will debut on August 20
Author: 0 Nvidia's GTX 11-series cards will debut on August 20

In an invitation posted overnight , the company promises , among other things, "hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games" and "some spectacular surprises". Expect to see the reveal of the GTX 1080 and 1070 at least at the event. The company's GeForce GTX 10-series cards were launched two years ago, and the company's new generation of chips are expected to deliver better performance and power efficiency than current GPUs.

Tech EA Launches Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Exclusively On PC
Author: 0 EA Launches Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Exclusively On PC

Other titles like Madden NFL 19 , Battlefield V , Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, and Anthem will be added to Origin Access Premier as they release. How much does Origin Access Premier cost, and when will it be available? With Premier, again, the latest games, which are not yet included in the Basic package, become available.

Tech LGs $1,830 smartphone to hit the shelves next month
Author: 0 LGs $1,830 smartphone to hit the shelves next month

This ceramic body is reportedly "difficult to process" but is hard to scratch and durable. The latest device becomes the successor to the Signature Edition model launched previous year in Korea. The camera is powered by LG's AI camera tech, as well as a smart pixel-binning technology for low-light shots, the AI algorithm adjusts the camera settings automatically when shooting in low light.

Author: 0 Google reportedly planning a censored search engine for China

The final version could be launched in the next six to nine months, pending approval from Chinese officials, it added. Google has more than 88,000 employees. For example, it insisted past year that it wasn't blocking VPNs, which are now one of the few options for Chinese citizens who want to bypass the Great Firewall .

Tech Live images of Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo leaked online
Author: 0 Live images of Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo leaked online

Let's talk about the specs now. Specifications rumored so far for the Note 9 may offset the high cost for some users. The phone's display is expected to be a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED. A Bluetooth enabled S Pen will accompany the Note 9. Flipkart listing also highlights on bigger battery, and Note 9 is expected to pack a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support.

Author: 0 Mobile US, Nokia ink new 5G agreement worth Dollars 3.5 bln

T-Mobile has announced that it's partnered with Nokia to build its 5G mobile network. Nokia , which Microsoft infamously acquired in 2014 and then shed in 2016 , has done extensive work to plan for 5G in recent years as it re-establishes itself.

Tech People aren’t that into the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s earnings show
Author: 0 People aren’t that into the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s earnings show

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10 .5 also gives parents the control to manage content and usage time with Kids Mode, Samsungs child-friendly tablet interface created to make learning and entertainment simple, safe and fun. Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships often share many specifications, including but not limited to the processor. It is, however, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 with only 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, so users shouldn't tax the poor slate too much.

Tech Facebook and Instagram to let users set time limits
Author: 0 Facebook and Instagram to let users set time limits

On Facebook , you can control those tools in a new section of the settings called " Your Time on Facebook ". Now, Facebook has formally announced the new features, which will be "rolling out soon". Instagram has also added "You're All Caught Up" message which pops up when you have seen every post from two days. The interface looks similar to what we've seen in iOS 12's Screen Time feature, and that's not a surprise.

Tech Facebook is ready to start making serious money off WhatsApp
Author: 0 Facebook is ready to start making serious money off WhatsApp

Companies will be able to respond free to questions or comments sent to them on WhatsApp, as long as the responses are fired off within 24 hours. WhatsApp acknowledged that it is charging a premium compared to SMS rates. The company claimed that WhatsApp has become its largest source of inbound traffic, with 90 percent of the messages delivered via the app read by customers.

Tech Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet sports Dolby Atmos and AKG speakers
Author: 0 Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet sports Dolby Atmos and AKG speakers

The LTE version has not been priced yet, but it will be available on Verizon, Sprint and "other major wireless providers" (aka T-Mobile?) on the same day. If you're thinking a 10.5-inch screen doesn't give you much room to do that sort of work, Samsung will offer an HDMI-to-USB-C multiport adapter for a secondary display (also not included).

Tech Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall
Author: 0 Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall

However, the disappointing figures were bumped up by strong demand for Samsung Electronic's memory chips and premium TVs. Next week they will unveil their new Note 9 device and all-eyes will then be on the Galaxy S10 which could be the phone to watch out for in 2019.

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Author: 0 "Honor Note 10 with 6.95" Display, 5000mAh Battery & Flagship Specifications Launched

Hardcore (mobile) gamers shouldn't worry about overheating, though, as this hot new hero device promises to stay nice and cool at all times thanks to some neat liquid cooling tricks. Connectivity options include dual-SIM 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and Global Positioning System. There is also a rear-facing fingerprint sensor along with face unlock support.

Author: 0 These Android smartphones will support Fortnite Mobile

XDA Developers reported today that claimed as much while citing evidence found in the source code for Epic Games' mobile page. Fortnite toys will soon be available thanks to a partnership between McFarlane Toys and Epic Games . "In addition, as we have introduced the game to be rated for over 12 years old so that teenage gamers can also enjoy a Battle Royal game, I would like to ask you a lot of attention to the service of " Fortnite " in Korea".

Tech No more than 2 notches on display: Google directs manufacturers
Author: 0 No more than 2 notches on display: Google directs manufacturers

This will ensure that we "won't see multiple cutouts on a single edge, or more than two cutouts on a device", and that we "won't see a cutout on the left or right long edge of the device". Developers can simulate these cutouts in their apps using the Android P SDK . For that, Android P beta devices with a cutout like the Essential PH-1 are recommended.

Author: 0 Samsung Electronics profit growth slows as Galaxy S9 misses sales targets

Like other Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy J6 comes with the latest version of the Samsung Experience UI running on top. The South Korean tech giant said demand for memory chips, its biggest earnings contributor by far, would remain strong in the second half thanks to the growth of server data centers.