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Tech USB4 will come with Thunderbolt 3 support - and speeds
Author: 0 USB4 will come with Thunderbolt 3 support - and speeds

The USB Promotors Group has just officially announced the arrival of the USB4 specification , which will supersede the newly formed (and highly confusing) USB 3 .2 protocol. To ensure consistent performance and quality standards, Intel manages a mandatory Thunderbolt 3 certification program that uses third-party test labs for verification.

Tech Realme 3 launch event
Author: 0 Realme 3 launch event

The new mid-range smartphone from Realme features a 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 display that features a dewdrop notch to behold the front-facing camera. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6.0 with added features like the app drawer along with app optimizations.

Tech Here's how to enable
Author: 0 Here's how to enable "Dark Mode" on Facebook Messenger

The feature arrives following several other recent dark mode app developments as Google prepares for native dark mode support in Android Q . The popup will instruct you to head to settings to enable it. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone. If you do receive the pop-up without the raining emoji, double-tap the message or restart the app.

Tech Here's when Apple may finally launch its new AirPods
Author: 0 Here's when Apple may finally launch its new AirPods

However, Apple normally does its launches on a Tuesday aside from the main keynote at its developer conference (WWDC). Apple AirPods 2 is one of the most anticipated products of the year. Apple's AirPods 2 are also expected to feature a new W2 chip for better Bluetooth connectivity, and unlike the current model, the next generation is expected to be water-resistant.

Tech Microsoft discontinuing Microsoft Band website and mobile apps
Author: 0 Microsoft discontinuing Microsoft Band website and mobile apps

This won't come as a huge surprise considering the writing has been on the wall for years, but we now have a fixed date when Microsoft Bands will no longer function. Though the wearable itself will still be functional after the deadline, it will have limited usefulness. Microsoft is even going as far as offering a refund to some of the Microsoft Band buyers.

Tech Apple Watch leads global smartwatch market with 51% share in Q4 2018
Author: 0 Apple Watch leads global smartwatch market with 51% share in Q4 2018

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, " Fitbit captured 13 percent global smartwatch market share in Q4 2018, tripling from 4 percent in Q4 2017". Samsung came in second in the same quarter, overtaking competitors like Fitbit and Garmin . Samsung has a good pipeline of new models for 2019, such as the innovative Galaxy Watch Active with blood-pressure tracking, and Samsung should perform well this year...

Tech Huawei P30 Pro renders confirm S10-rivalling quad-camera array
Author: 0 Huawei P30 Pro renders confirm S10-rivalling quad-camera array

That said, we'd still take it with a pinch of salt, especially as some earlier images showed a different (though still quad-lens) camera arrangement. Digital Trends suggested that the model it was looking at might instead be the P30 Pro's 5G version, which would explain the discrepancy. A mysterious handset with rear design similar to the P30 Pro has been spotted in the hands of Huawei Consumer Business Groupe CEO Richard Yu.

Tech Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates ten years of V10 power
Author: 0 Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates ten years of V10 power

Three years later, Audi plucked the 5.2-liter V-10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo and stuffed it in the middle of the R8. Ten years ago, Audi graced its halo sports vehicle with a hallmark engine: the 5.2-liter V-10 mill that made 525 horsepower.

Tech Google tests dark mode for web content in Chrome for Android
Author: 0 Google tests dark mode for web content in Chrome for Android

More specifically, only Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox , and Apple Safari work with Duo on the web . The recent version of Chrome Canary for Android comes with a new experimental flag to enable a dark mode; this time, however, not for the browser user interface but for web content.

Tech Energizer launches 18000 mAh battery smartphone, the P18K Pop
Author: 0 Energizer launches 18000 mAh battery smartphone, the P18K Pop

The battery also takes a whopping 8 hours to charge fully, but I doubt you'd ever reach 0% battery unless you actually tried, given the phone could last practically through the week with moderated usage. It's got a almost bezel-less display, for starters, and dual cameras hidden via a popup mechanism. The Energizer Power Max P18K is 18mm thick, nearly three times thicker than current generation smartphones.

Tech Firefox Reality web browser will be available on Microsoft HoloLens 2
Author: 0 Firefox Reality web browser will be available on Microsoft HoloLens 2

This reply is in regard to the issue of Microsoft employees protests. Dozens of Microsoft employees publicly criticized the contract last week while calling for the company to end its ties with the USA military . With flexible use cases in mind- whether on the factory floor, classroom, showroom or boardroom- Microsoft is also looking to partner with companies to create customized versions of the HoloLens.

Tech Kremlin says cyber attacks on Russian Federation often launched from USA territory
Author: 0 Kremlin says cyber attacks on Russian Federation often launched from USA territory

St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has close ties to President Vladimir Putin , was indicted by the US a year ago on charges that he was funding the Internet Research Agency , alleged to be a troll farm. Dmitry Peskov, Mr. Putin's spokesman, cast doubt on The Post's report Wednesday, Rusian media reported. The New York Times reported on another aspect of the USCYBERCOM campaign, using "direct messaging" that targeted Russian trolls and hackers.

Tech OneWeb launches Internet satellites in race with SpaceX
Author: 0 OneWeb launches Internet satellites in race with SpaceX

Nicolas Zibell, Chief Commercial Officer, OneWeb said: "Bringing on board Talia and Intermatica at the very start of our commercialisation phase demonstrates the pent-up demand for our global coverage solution and showcases how companies are thinking ahead to meet the future IoT and 5G demands of their customers as well".

Tech Phillies rumors: Bryce Harper signs with Phillies
Author: 0 Phillies rumors: Bryce Harper signs with Phillies

You can stop hoping the Yankees will swoop in to sign Bryce Harper like they did Mark Teixeira back in the day now. Free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper has agreed to a 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $330 million, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Author: 0 The Division 2 details free post-launch content, Year 1 Pass

The Division 2 will have three major content updates, titled "Episodes", that will release in the summer, fall, and winter of this year. Since Tom Clancy's The Division 2 was announced past year, Ubisoft has been refreshingly open and up-front about what the highly anticipated sequel will offer at launch and beyond.

Tech Motorola says its foldable is coming, likely by end of 2019
Author: 0 Motorola says its foldable is coming, likely by end of 2019

Motorola states it has been working on the new form factor since quite some time and it has gone through a lot of iteration . Dan Dery , Motorola's vice president of Global Product, told Engadget that a folding phone has been in the works for 'a long time'.

Tech Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India
Author: 0 Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India

It's a phone that packs some serious oomph and starts at a completely ridiculous 13,999 rupees or $198. The Redmi Note 7 is a little more expensive with the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage options costing ₹13,999 and the most premium model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage priced at ₹16,999.

Tech March’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Pretty Good
Author: 0 March’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Pretty Good

Both titles are absolutely worth adding to your collection of PS4 games if you don't already own them. Activision's colossal Call of Duty series is truly part of the fabric of modern gaming, and it was in 2007 that developer Infinity Ward took the console world by storm with its contemporary spin on the popular action series it helped create.

Tech Overwatch's New Hero is Baptiste, a Haitian Combat Medic
Author: 0 Overwatch's New Hero is Baptiste, a Haitian Combat Medic

It's indicative of just how frustrated many players have become with the current Overwatch meta, however, that despite the excitement of a new hero, the first question for many is how Baptiste is going to interact with the much-maligned GOATS composition.

Tech They’re making USB 3.2 even more confusing
Author: 0 They’re making USB 3.2 even more confusing

Ironically, the USB Implementers Forum settled on the branding scheme to help prevent confusion in the marketplace, according to the group's documentation on the USB 3 .2 specification . Confused yet? Don't worry if you're not, because it gets weirder. NOTE: SuperSpeed Plus, Enhanced SuperSpeed and SuperSpeed+ are defined in the USB specifications however these terms are not meant to be used in product names, messaging, packaging or any other consumer-facing content.

Tech Ferrari F8 Tributo replaces 488 GTB - Makes global debut
Author: 0 Ferrari F8 Tributo replaces 488 GTB - Makes global debut

But we have a feeling we're going to like its replacement, the Ferrari F8 Tributo. The F8 is also 88 lbs lighter than the 488, and features improved aerodynamics that steal a few ideas from Ferrari's racing program, including a so-called S-Duct that channels air from the grille to over the hood to improve downforce.

Tech Apex Legends Upcoming Battle Pass: Here's Everything We Want
Author: 0 Apex Legends Upcoming Battle Pass: Here's Everything We Want

The earthquakes will continue to happen until tomorrow, and it's likely the Season 8 cinematic will show the cracks forming and creating the volcano. Season 8 could introduce a whole host of sea-faring goodies. Currently, after bleeding out while waiting to be revived, dying in the game results in you being sent back to the lobby to find another match. The information comes from analyst group SuperData , where Fortnite revenues were beaten out by Federation Internationale de Football ...

Tech Google announces AI grammar checker for G Suite users
Author: 0 Google announces AI grammar checker for G Suite users

While word processors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs have shipped with auto correct and basic spellcheck, Google is going a step further with AI integration in docs. It worked with professional linguists to build a machine learning model that incorporates the "complexity and nuance" of grammar correction, he said.

Tech OnePlus shows off 5G soap bar at Mobile World Congress
Author: 0 OnePlus shows off 5G soap bar at Mobile World Congress

OnePlus has established its phones are "flagship killers", but it is giving this popular feature a miss since a year ago. THE UPCOMING OnePlus 7 won't offer wireless charging support, the company's CEO Pete Las has confirmed in an interview with CNET .

Tech Google Fi will support 5G thanks to Sprint’s network
Author: 0 Google Fi will support 5G thanks to Sprint’s network

In total, Sprint said it'll cover more than 1,000 square miles in all nine cities. 5G networks make 4G look like dial-up, with Sprint demonstrating speeds of at least 421 Mbps in a new showcase video. With Sprint's 5G technology that uses the 2.5 GHz spectrum and cutting-edge Massive MIMO radio technology, there will be a dramatic increase in network capacity and density which is created to deliver the fastest connections with significant improvement in latency.

Tech Microsoft takes a big step towards putting Xbox games on Windows
Author: 0 Microsoft takes a big step towards putting Xbox games on Windows

Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott says: " The company is in the process of making the delivery mechanisms based on the Xbox infrastructure, appears to be making it possible to run Xbox games on the PC, and replacing the existing Store PC infrastructure on that of what Xbox was built ".

Tech Rumour: Xbox Game Pass to be released on Switch
Author: 0 Rumour: Xbox Game Pass to be released on Switch

In both of those cases, players downloaded a small 45MB application that streamed the rest of the game over an internet connection. To go into a bit more detail, it seems Microsoft's Project xCloud will be how the company could potentially bring titles such as Sea of Thieves , State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 to the handheld.

Tech Qualcomm announces its next-gen 5G modem-integrated processor!
Author: 0 Qualcomm announces its next-gen 5G modem-integrated processor!

This first commercial 5G PC Platform is based on the new 7nm Snapdragon 8cx chip that Qualcomm announced back in December, and it's coupled with the company's new X55 5G modem . It'll likely mean more efficient use of space inside a device - potentially meaning more room for batteries, or just for making the phone smaller overall - as well as be more efficient in terms of power consumption.

Tech MWC 2019: HTC's 5G Hub to be
Author: 0 MWC 2019: HTC's 5G Hub to be "Australia's first 5G mobile device"

The HTC 5G Hub, designed for use in both home and office environments, enables 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot features for up to 20 users, according to the vendor. HTC adds that you can connect up to 20 devices "safely and securely on a high-speed encrypted network" or via your VPN . As businesses grow, the 5G network is also easily scalable via built-in Gigabit ethernet port.

Tech Huawei P30 Pro hands-on appears a month before the official unveiling
Author: 0 Huawei P30 Pro hands-on appears a month before the official unveiling

Huawei's also updating the MateBook X Pro's discrete graphics , to the Nvidia GeForce MX250 card, with 2GB of memory, which is no longer optional, and comes in the Core i5 model as well. Huawei also packed in some new interaction features, such as a gesture for creating screenshots: You swipe three fingers down from the top of the screen to open a screenshot mode.

Tech Hands On With the Sony Xperia 1
Author: 0 Hands On With the Sony Xperia 1

The company announced a new flagship Xperia 1 handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, which has an HDR OLED screen, optimized using Sony's Bravia TV technology. You simply have to double tap anywhere on either side of the Xperia 10 , and it predicts and displays apps based on AI in Xperia. Thanks to the colour accurate display and their new Cinema Pro feature, you can shoot video in a neutral cinematic tone which you can tailor later to set a mood, like how ...