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Tech Google announces new Android Auto features
Author: 0 Google announces new Android Auto features

The updates will become available in the next few days. The update includes a new message preview feature, an updated media user interface, voice search tweaks, and group messaging. In addition to SMS messaging, Android Auto now supports apps that use MMS (multimedia messaging service) and RCS (rich communication services). All of these changes are applicable to both the standalone app experience and the connected in-car experience, which continues to be one of the strengths of Android Auto.

Tech Amazon is making the jump into blockchain at last
Author: 0 Amazon is making the jump into blockchain at last

Those two flavours are: run VMware Cloud on AWS , or run compute and storage on-premises using the same native AWS APIs used in the AWS cloud. At the middle layer of the stack , organizations that want to use machine learning in an expansive way can leverage Amazon SageMaker , a fully managed service that removes the heavy lifting, complexity, and guesswork from each step of the machine learning process, empowering everyday developers and scientists to successfully use machine learning.

Tech Google Employee Group Protests China Search Engine Project
Author: 0 Google Employee Group Protests China Search Engine Project

Google already exited China in 2010, arguing that it won't cave to oppressive demands of its regime and compromise local Search users to aide a government seeking to marginalize and discriminate against political opponents. The explosive report said the project would "blacklist sensitive queries" from Google's search in China, including taboo subjects like human rights and democracy, Tibetan independence and the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre .

Tech AWS announces new Amazon EC2 instances
Author: 0 AWS announces new Amazon EC2 instances

AWS is piloting this in two ground stations; 10 more will come up next year. While Amazon didn't reveal any major details about the AWS Graviton Processor, it did specify that the new silicon will power EC2 instances. "With this new system, the image will be crystal clear and this will be crucial for application in autonomous vehicles", Scott said. One of the use cases highlighted for the new satellite service was for when natural disasters strike.

Tech Hyundai Palisade SUV debuts - Gets 3 rows, 8 seats, 20 inch tyres
Author: 0 Hyundai Palisade SUV debuts - Gets 3 rows, 8 seats, 20 inch tyres

The very back of the Palisade is easily accessible thanks to a middle row that moves out of the way with just one touch, giving you access to a power-folding or power-reclining third row. There are 16 cupholders on offer as well. USB ports are in all three rows, with a total of seven available. Only one powertrain is available: a 3.8-liter V6 engine capable of 291hp and 355Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Tech Bethesda Responds to 'Fallout 76' Controversy Over Power Armor Edition
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Power Armor edition are now issuing grievances over the poor-quality duffel bag included in the package and Bethesda's solution isn't proving to be much comfort. Atoms are in-game currency in Fallout 76 , but it's a fairly paltry amount for a broken promise. Now, although the product image shows it canvas, the item description describes it as nylon.

Tech All-new 2020 Kia Soul gets an upgrade in style
Author: 0 All-new 2020 Kia Soul gets an upgrade in style

There isn't much of a benefit to legroom, though, because the amount of space increases by just 0.2 inches (5 mm) in front and decreases 0.3 inches (7.62 mm) in the second row. The infotainment package is supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth wireless connectivity with voice recognition. Kia is now in the process of certifying the new battery, so range estimates are still forthcoming (the company says to expect them early in 2019).

Tech US Army to use Microsoft’s Hololens for combat missions
Author: 0 US Army to use Microsoft’s Hololens for combat missions

Microsoft beat out several other suitors, including Magic Leap, for the contract. The company was awarded a $480 million contract with the Army for the goal of supplying augmented reality systems that could potentially be used during training and in combat.

Tech The Huawei P20 Pro appears to 300€ less for Black Friday
Author: 0 The Huawei P20 Pro appears to 300€ less for Black Friday

Amazon is already promoting the modules and from the promptional poster, Huawei will offer the Mate 20 Pro in a bundle with the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Noise-Cancelling headphones. Huawei Mate 20 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 processor which has 6 GB RAM 128 GB storage. Screen ratio is exceptionally tall - 19.9:9 with a minimalist cutout on the top for the usual sensors and the front-facing camera.

Tech [First Cut] Huawei Mate 20 Pro - The UltiMATE Smartphone?
Author: 0 [First Cut] Huawei Mate 20 Pro - The UltiMATE Smartphone?

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was launched in an event in London held by the company last month. Apart from these, it comes with an in display fingerprint sensor with DPS technology and 3D Face Unlock. The device can be charged wirelessly as well. It's a feature that can come quite handy if you carry a second device that also supports wireless charging.

Tech New Zealand rejects usage of Huawei 5G equipment over security concerns
Author: 0 New Zealand rejects usage of Huawei 5G equipment over security concerns

Government Communications Security Bureau director Andrew Hampton's next task may be to brief Spark on the reasoning behind its Huawei 5G block. Huawei said on Wednesday that they were " looking into the situation " and promised to " actively address any concerns and work together to find a way forward ".

Tech GCSB blocks Spark's plans to use Huawei 5G equipment
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New Zealand's move comes just months after Australia blocked Huawei from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks. "The distinction between core and edge collapses in 5G networks". But the company said in a statement it's confident it can still launch its 5G network by July 2020. "The Auckland live multi-vendor 5G trial emphatically proves it is possible to retain the critical access-core network separation, which enables operators such as Spark to operate in a ...

Tech Best Apple Cyber Monday UK deals 2018
Author: 0 Best Apple Cyber Monday UK deals 2018

This deal won't last long, so if you need an iPad for your family and don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pricier iPad Pro, this is the tablet sale to beat this Cyber Monday . Amazon is also shelling out incredible tech discounts for Cyber Monday as well, including $190 off Bose headphones . The iPhone 6S is $199.99 on amazon.com .

Tech Cyber Monday deals to test limits of retailers' websites
Author: 0 Cyber Monday deals to test limits of retailers' websites

The five-day Thanksgiving shopping period saw combined sales at 80 of the largest 100 USA web retailers rise more than 23 percent over past year to $24.2 billion, according to Adobe Analytics. Worldwide toy sales surpassed 18 million and fashion sales topped 13 million on Black Friday and Cyber Monday . For the shopping season so far, consumers have spent $58.5 billion online, up 19.9 percent, Adobe says.

Tech Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market — Honda Passport debuts
Author: 0 Crossover SUV stamps its docs, returns to market — Honda Passport debuts

The Passport is essentially a shortened version of the three-row Pilot sold in the States with more black plastic and less chrome. In light of the shorter rear overhang, Honda has positioned the auto as a more off-road-capable SUV, with a 28 mm increase in ride height (15 mm on front-wheel drive models) said to improve approach, departure and breakover angles.

Tech The FTC Finally Agreed to Investigate Loot Boxes
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After last year's debacle with Battlefront II and loot boxes, multiple governments from different countries have taken to investigating whether or not microtransactions constitute gambling in games. It's that reason that Hassan wants them investigated, having equated loot crate's monetization tactic to gambling. A better one would probably be to see whether (as was the case with Battlefront 2 ) the lootboxes in question were unfair to players who purchased them.

Tech Epic Games Has Adjusted Fortnite Glider Redeployment
Author: 0 Epic Games Has Adjusted Fortnite Glider Redeployment

You must have been friends with somebody for at least 48 hours before you can send a gift to them. Epic Games has optimized the iOS version of Fortnite in its latest patch so that it runs at 60fps on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, making the game look better than ever.

Tech Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports vehicle
Author: 0 Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports vehicle

Powering the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4 is a is a turbocharged flat-six engine which now produces 450 PS (331 kW), a 30PS increase in power compared to the previous generation model. The flat dash and recessed instruments were borrowed from 1970s 911 versions. Inside, the new 911 boasts a 10.9-inch touchscreen, up from 7.0 inches in the previous generation, and digital gauges for driver information that flank a traditional tachometer.

Tech Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone
Author: 0 Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

Droid-Life is reporting that Project Fi will soon support Android smartphones from Samsung , OnePlus, LG, and Motorola . These phones include special hardware and software to move effortlessly between Google Fi's networks and provide you with even more security and reliability through Fi's new enhanced network feature.

Tech Windows 10 update makes Windows Media Player nearly unusable
Author: 0 Windows 10 update makes Windows Media Player nearly unusable

Microsoft says that it will provide a fix in "an upcoming release", but in the meantime the Movies & TV app or VLC Media Player should be areat alternatives. Of course, you could just choose a different default program for video files but, surprise, that's partially broken too. Additionally, certain users can not set Win32 tools including Notepad to be the default program for certain file types.

Tech OnePlus teams up with McLaren for its next phone
Author: 0 OnePlus teams up with McLaren for its next phone

OnePlus is gearing up to launch another version of its recently launched OnePlus 6T smartphone in form of OnePlus 6T McLaren edition . Except for the new purple colour coat, the smartphone features similar specifications to that of the standard OnePlus 6T variant.

Tech Huawei launches Mate 20 Pro in India
Author: 0 Huawei launches Mate 20 Pro in India

Along with the Mate 20 Pro teasers, Huawei was also teasing the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 Pro RS for India , but that didn't happen. Connectivity options in Huawei Mate 20 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth v5.0 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port.

Tech Worst Things Players Ever Did In Red Dead Redemption 2
Author: 0 Worst Things Players Ever Did In Red Dead Redemption 2

As the dust is slowly settling, the game has started to receive some criticism from players for being a bit too "realistic". Guess what, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still the top title in the UK Gaming Charts, though that comes as no surprise considering the game has totaled 17 million units so far .

Tech Mobile Internet Beats Wifi Speeds In These 33 Countries
Author: 0 Mobile Internet Beats Wifi Speeds In These 33 Countries

Looking just at 4G speeds and not 3G, OpenSignal found that 4G is faster than Wi-Fi in 50 countries, or 63 percent of countries. While Wi-Fi was indisputably faster than cellular nearly all of the time a decade ago when the first iPhone and other smartphones entered the scene, 3G mobile networks were relatively rudimentary compared to today's performance levels.

Tech Justices to hear antitrust case over sale of iPhone apps
Author: 0 Justices to hear antitrust case over sale of iPhone apps

The attorneys further argue that Apple has extensive control over pricing, to the point where prices must end in 99 cents. "Apple directed anticompetitive restraints at iPhone owners to prevent them from buying apps anywhere other than Apple's monopoly App Store ", Frederick said.

Tech The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might be coming to Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might be coming to Nintendo Switch

A Skyward Sword remake wouldn't surprise us though. Skyward Sword was no exception to that rule, it even required the Wii's MotionPlus expansion device for capturing more complex motions using the Wiimote and Nunchuk. We'll keep an ear to the ground for more, so stay tuned. Skyward Sword is notably the first game in the Zelda continuity, and explores the origins of the Master Sword, a recurring weapon within the series.

Tech Android Q on Google Pixel 3 XL spotted on Geekbench
Author: 0 Android Q on Google Pixel 3 XL spotted on Geekbench

Until that happens, we're treated to the set of photos below, comparing the size and overall aspect of the Pixel 3 Lite to some popular smartphones already on the market. The device is reportedly powered by a Snapdragon 670 chipset and boast 4GB of RAM alongside 32 gigs of native storage, no microSD card slot, and a 2,915mAh battery on deck.

Tech EB Games Canada Cyber Monday 2018 video game deals
Author: 0 EB Games Canada Cyber Monday 2018 video game deals

While you won't be receiving it with today's bundle, you will get Red Dead Redemption 2 which scored a 97 at MetaCritic , noting universal acclaim from critics. Additionally, when you buy an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Xbox Wireless controller at participating retailers you receive a digital token for Gears of War 4 free ($39.99 MSRP value).

Tech Camera Lenses, LG’s New Patent for Smartphones
Author: 0 Camera Lenses, LG’s New Patent for Smartphones

The patent was initially spotted by Lets Go Digital which set the context by adding that LG was one of the first companies to launch a device with dual camera setup back in 2011. The document has details about replacing faces and capturing 3D images as well. The LG phone could reportedly click an image with all the 16-lens together and then offer choices to the users on a particular image taken in different focal lengths.

Tech Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018
Author: 0 Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018

We say likely because Rockstar has still said virtually nothing about it, and yet it's out tomorrow... for some people. Don't worry if you didn't, though; players who jumped into the Wild West on launch day (26 October) can enjoy Online from Wednesday 28 November.