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Tech Fortnite-themed Nerf guns are coming in 2019
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We've updated this story with official images from Hasbro, as provided by IGN . Though all of the changes are hard to make out from the image alone, it's clear that the traditional Monopoly properties have been replaced by locations from Fortnite's in-game map.

Tech Official Tor Browser For Android Finally Launched: Download Here
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The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor network and the Tor Browser, launched today its first ever mobile browser with the release of the Tor Browser for Android . Webpage requests on a Tor-enabled browser are encrypted multiple times for a journey that detours through three servers. The release is marked as alpha at this point in time; this becomes obvious right after start as it is required that you install Orbot , a proxy application, on your Android device as well as Tor ...

Tech Bungie Rewards to offer Destiny 2 Forsaken freebies
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Do you play Destiny 2 on your Xbox One console? "Featuring an all-new cooperative and competitive activity called Gambit and an evolving endgame destination called The Dreaming City, Forsaken tells a dark and revengeful story in the Destiny universe".

Tech Razer knocks $300 off its gaming phone for a limited time
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Going by the Geekbench results and specification of 1.77GHz clock speed, it can be assumed that the Razer Phone 2 will pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to the AnTuTu listing, the smartphone is confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC, clubbed with the Adreno 630 GPU. It will come in the combination of 8GB +512 GB storage, which is quite a big upgrade in comparison to the 64 GB storage with the previous year's model.

Tech Huawei found tampering with benchmarks, says it does so to remain competitive
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These phones, along with the P20 and the Honor Play , included the P20 Pro and Nova 3 . Huawei was contacted by UL and it promised to implement changes. When someone launches a photography app or plays a graphically-intensive game, Huawei's intelligent software creates a smooth and stable user experience by applying the full capabilities of the hardware, while simultaneously managing the device's temperature and power efficiency.

Tech Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Set For October 9
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ET/10 a.m. CT/8 a.m. PT. Google has started sending media invites for its Pixel phone launch event " Made By Google ". The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00am EST (8:30pm IST). The phone is rumoured to come with a 5.50-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. Speaking of the notch , leaked images of the Pixel 3 XL has indicated that the top-end model will be coming with iPhone X-like oddly shaped uni-brow on top, which will be housing two cameras and front-facing ...

Tech Amazon unveils new Fire HD 8 tablet
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Perhaps one of the greatest other features of the new HD 8 is its price which starts at just £79.99. One of the big upgrades with this new 2018 model is hands-free Alexa support, meaning you can just ask Alexa to play a song, launch an app, or adjust the temperature on your smart thermostat , so long as you're connected to Wi-Fi.

Tech Nokia 9 render shows penta-lens camera, notch display and more
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Another photo of a device with the model number 1094 has now surfaced to back up the previous leak , providing even more evidence that HMD Global has something insane planned. But ARCore already works with a single camera - and it works on the Nokia 6.1 as well. Offering the quality and style you expect from a Nokia phone, Nokia 2.1's sophisticated Nordic design and metallic accents guarantee that you will stand out from the crowd.

Tech Fortnite gets new
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The primary focus of any battle royale game is to survive longer than anyone else in the lobby. In a tweet earlier today, the company revealed that it'll release Fortnite version 5.40 with the High Stakes update at 4AM ET / 1AM PT tomorrow morning.

Tech Microsoft is Changing Windows 10 Support Lifecycle, Again
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Office 365 ProPlus will continue to be supported on Windows 8.1 through January 2023, which is the end of support date for Windows 8.1. Now, in order to give users more time to transition fully to the cloud, the company is now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023.

Tech Vivo launches V11 AI smartphone in Thailand and India
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You can pre-order the smartphone starting September 6 from all offline channels along with Flipkart , Amazon , Paytm, Snapdeal and Vivo's own e-store. For the cameras, the Vivo V11 Pro features a dual camera setup, similar to its predecessor. The Vivo V11 Pro sports a 6.41-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 pixel resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 402 ppi pixel density.

Tech BMW in-car voice assistant to launch next year
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BMW says the system even supports casual conversation, so you can ask, "Hey BMW , what's the meaning of life?" and probably be replied with "42". Apart from inside the vehicle, the assistant can be used by owners when not in the auto using mobile phones and will also be able to connect with other voice assistants like Amazon Alexa.

Tech No Plans To Sell Self-Driving Car Unit: Uber
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Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday the ride-hailing company was on track to launch an initial public offering next year and had no plans to sell its self-driving vehicle research arm. More to that, Uber will not disclose specific pickup and drop-off address in the trip history of driver's app in order to avail only the general area to be displayed about where a trip has started and ended on the driver's app and not the address.

Tech Tesla stock falls as CEO appears to smoke marijuana on video
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Gaby Toledano, Tesla's chief human resources officer, has also announced she would not return from a leave of absence she took in August, Bloomberg reported . "I'm not a business magnate", he said during the podcast. Coupled with Musk's antics on the podcast, news of two high profile exits from Tesla saw the company's shares plunge close to 9%.

Tech Luis Enrique: Spain Captain Sergio Ramos Is 'A Chosen One'
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Gareth Southgate's men will play in their first match since the World Cup , where they reached the semi-finals. "This is my style and I don't care if you don't like it", he said. " Luis Enrique is a very complete coach, and I think there will also be more of an emphasis on set pieces. So I'll just you let you carry on in that manner".

Tech Apple Set To Unleash 'Max' On The World On Tuesday
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Some have suggested that device will simply be called " iPhone ". Maybe Apple just got exhausted of tacking the word "Plus" onto the end of the names of its largest phones and made a decision to shake things up? There's a red model, which could be Product (RED), as Apple has previously used its red handsets to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Tech UAE consumers can now pre-order Samsung’s newest Note smartphone
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And, as expected, Samsung announced that Fornite for Android will also make its long-awaited debut on the Galaxy Note 9 . First off, while it's fair to say that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip isn't the best when it comes to energy efficiency, it also isn't that bad.

Tech Tesla stock falls as Musk smokes marijuana during podcast
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Morton, who is walking away from a $350,000 base salary and a $10 million new-hire stock grant that would vest over four years, said he believed "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.

Tech Fifteen Years After Launch, Skype Gets Call Recording
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At the bottom of the screen on the desktop app, click the + sign and choose Start Recording . The new feature has been added as a part of the latest version of Skype and is available on all supported platforms except Windows 10 . You also have the option to save the recording with your contacts during the period of 30 days. Microsoft says that calls will be recorded once all parties are informed, with a banner displayed in the call window.

Tech Tesla erupts in chaos after senior execs leave, Musk tokes up
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Fox News reports that Elon Musk and podcast host Joe Rogan were seen on camera during an interview smoking marijuana . Musk has said he stands by his initial tweet about the company going private. The duo met to record an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Thursday night, where they discussed a variety of topics. Musk has said he expects the company could turn profitable in the second half of this year.

Tech Uber rolls out safety enhancement features
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Didi Chuxing, China's largest service for booking vehicle rides, is trying to avert a customer boycott after two women were allegedly killed by their drivers over the last few months. Uber and its main USA rival, Lyft Inc., are racing to make their platforms safer. "While it might not look so good on the P&L, it forces us to stand behind or words and forces us as a company to get better and better as it relates to safety", Khosrowshahi said in an interview with CNN last week.

Tech BA hacked: 380,000 payment cards 'compromised' in breach
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Publicly announcing the incident this way is not only a good method to inform customers, but it may also help the air carrier get a smaller fine from UK's data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). It plans to handle any financial claims on an individual basis. British Airways says it's investigating the breach. It was not immediately clear how many people were affected by the data breach.

Tech China explores merger of carriers China Unicom, China Telecom
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The proposal being reviewed argues that a merger could speed up the government's ability to push through its 5G ambitions because a combined company could make the necessary investments more easily than separately. Their shares trade at enterprise values roughly three times expected EBITDA for the next 12 months - almost half of what global peers like Vodafone and Verizon trade at.

Tech Briefing: China's two major phone carriers discuss merger
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China Telecom referred to their response at the time of interim results briefing and said they still have not been notified of any such plans. The merger, if it went ahead, would see state-controlled China Unicom merged with China Telecom , creating a combined carrier with a market capitalization of over $70 billion.

Tech U.S. charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry
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The Treasury Department also announced Thursday that it would impose sanctions against Park and the Korean Expo Joint Venture. The charges were announced as President Trump and his administration negotiations with North Korea to end its nuclear program.

Tech Apple recalls iPhone 8 due to manufacturing defect
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Then, there will be an iPhone X successor that will introduce improvements to performance and camera, mostly seen as an S upgrade over last year's model. The XS Max is set to have a bigger battery than the XS while both phones will have the new A12 processor, 4GB RAM space and OLED displays. Tim Cook is also believed to be showing off the next version of the Apple Watch and possibly a new iPad Pro.

Tech VIvo V11 Pro Unboxing and First Look | Specs, Camera, Price, and More
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Sensors on board the Vivo V11 Pro include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. Vivo also offers a one time screen replacement on the device and a Rs 2000 cash back is available with HDFC bank cards. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps while the front camera shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.

Tech Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro launched in India
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It's only the Redmi 6 Pro that's new to the party, but it's actually the rebranded Mi A2 Lite without stock Android . This will be an introductory price for the first two months. Moving to the front, the device comes with a 5-Megapixel front camera that supports Xiaomi's AI Portrait mode. The battery is smaller at 3,000mAh while the processor is also less power hungry despite having an octa-core design in the Helio P22.

Tech PlayStation 2 service officially ends in Japan
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Back in June, the company had warned customers that they would have to make any support requests before August 31, and it seems that this is the last week for consoles to be serviced. The death of the PlayStation 2 is truly the end of an era. The PlayStation 2 remains the best-selling home game console of all time, with an estimate of over 155 million units sold in its life cycle (150 million confirmed by Sony in 2011).

Tech OnePlus 6T retail box pictures appear on Chinese micro-blogging website
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An incredibly tiny notch can be seen at the top of the device, suggesting OnePlus is destined to reduce the bezels of the smartphone even further this time. - The retail box also mentions that the phone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, again similar to the Oppo R17 Pro . Traditionally, OnePlus is known to borrow its designs elements from the Oppo's flagship devices.

Tech Battlefield 5 introduces its Battle Royale mode
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Four stories will be available at launch, with a fifth called "The Last Tiger" following after. Core gameplay changes for Battlefield V have been introduced too. In their DXR (DirectX Ray Tracing) implementation the developers aim to utilise many cores for processing so they expect that six-core and above processors will prove advantageous.

Tech Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp go DOWN
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People took to Twitter , reporting about the outages across Facebook platforms which were later restored. Upon trying to open the app and being the morning scroll, users were met with a message, saying, "Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue".