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Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor Anyway, it seems the two companies are in the process of working out their differences, which might be the reason why Amazon today released the Prime Video app for Android TV in the Play Store . It's bad to think that an app you install to protect yourself is actually going to do the opposite, but one of the ways in which Loapi works is by putting such a heavy workload on the phone that it ca... [Full Article...]

The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad

The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad The game was ported by Aspyr Media, a company that has been doing Mac game ports for two decades and which had previously ported BioWare's Jade Empire and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to iOS. Search for Civilization VI in the App Store, and you might be surprised to see that it's listed for free. Note that the price does go up to its regular $60 after January 4, so there's very... [Full Article...]

Exclusive Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) hands-on pictures and first impression

Exclusive Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) hands-on pictures and first impression This latest news comes via Mahesh Telecom, which is a reliable Mumbai based retailer, and who claim that they are now offering the all-new Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 32GB smartphone for purchase via offline at Rs 12,990. Both the variants supports storage expansion via a microSD card. The leaked image shows that both the rear and the front camera will be assisted by an LED flash. [Full Article...]

Honor ends 2017 on an affordable note with the Honor 9 Lite

Honor ends 2017 on an affordable note with the Honor 9 Lite The Lite phone is said to be the "Youth Edition". Furthermore, Honor's new handset comes with dual-camera setup, so you'll find 13MP and 2MP cameras on the back side. Connectivity options on the Honor 9 Lite include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB with OTG support. [Full Article...]

App Store now requires games to share loot box odds

App Store now requires games to share loot box odds These are randomized virtual items paid by players with real money, much like the the loot boxes in " Star Wars Battlefront 2 ". In that vein, and following in the footsteps of a similar ruling by the Chinese government , Apple has updated its policies for games hosted on the App Store, and now requires loot crates to clearly indicate to users the probability for obtaining each type of loot in ... [Full Article...]

Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt

Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt Monalisa Perez , from Halstad in the USA state of Minnesota, fatally wounded her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III on 26 June of this year when she fired a gun into a book Ruiz was holding to his chest from just a foot away. Instead, with multiple cameras filming, the bullet went right through the book, according to Norman County Attorney James Brue . According to twincities.com , Perez made a plea... [Full Article...]

Facebook Ends 'Disputed' Tag for Fake News Because It Didn't Work

Facebook Ends 'Disputed' Tag for Fake News Because It Didn't Work Facebook is making some modifications to how it combats fake news for its users. Facebook launched disputed flags in December 2016. San Francisco - Facebook says it will stop showing "disputed" flags on news that third-party fact checkers mark as false - a system it has started earlier this year to try to curb the spread of fake news on the site. [Full Article...]

Industry body ratifies 5G standard six months ahead of schedule

Industry body ratifies 5G standard six months ahead of schedule And then there's the Standalone (SA) version of 5G NR that's scheduled to be completed by June next year. Suffice to say that 3GPP's earlier than originally expected move to lock down the first key part of the 5G specification is a big deal and will enable vendors to start producing some solid hardware, although it's only the first big chunk of the overall standard and more work will be done t... [Full Article...]

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition Suggestions of people to tag in photos is a feature that began as early as 2010. "You're in control of your image on Facebook and can make choices such as whether to tag yourself, leave yourself untagged, or reach out to the person who posted the photo if you have concerns about it", said Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, director of applied machine learning at Facebook, in a blog post. [Full Article...]

Need Some Tunes in Your Audi? Tap Into Amazon Music

Both Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music will function with the new integration, which is available in the 2017 and 2018 A3, A4, A4 allroad, Q7, R8, and TT, as well as the 2018 Q5 and A5. Existing paid subscribers will still be able to upload tracks as long as the subscription is active. From there, swipe left in the app to find Media, click on Amazon Music, and log in with your Am... [Full Article...]

LG Monitors With Nano IPS Tech To Debut At CES 2018

LG Monitors With Nano IPS Tech To Debut At CES 2018 CES 2018 is right around the corner, and that means that it's time for all-new products in the consumer technology space. Still, you get support for HDR600 in a monitor that can display 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, resulting in a display that's " comparable to monitors used to master Hollywood blockbusters ". [Full Article...]

Firefox Comes to The Fire TV

Firefox Comes to The Fire TV Mozilla on Wednesday announces the expand Firefox support to Amazon Fire TV . With Fire TV, customers already have access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes, and tens of thousands of apps, channels and Alexa skills. "With full web browsers on Fire TV, our customers' entertainment and information options are greatly expanded", said Amazon's Marc Whitten in a statement. [Full Article...]

Amazon may be considering a video streaming service to compete with YouTube

Amazon may be considering a video streaming service to compete with YouTube YouTube, though, is so firmly entrenched that it seems silly to attempt to compete (and such a rivalry would no doubt hurt existing competitors such as Vimeo). Recently, Amazon brought that back in adherence to Google's terms, but the functionality was once again killed, this time extending to Amazon's Fire TV streaming platform. [Full Article...]

PUBG has been played for a billion hours ahead of 1.0 launch

PUBG has been played for a billion hours ahead of 1.0 launch Although the game is leaving early access, developers say this is not the end all be all for the game as they have many more ideas and tricks up their sleeves. In what is good news for an often-neglected part of the world when it comes to local servers, PUBG's Xbox One version has added Oceanic servers. The hope is to eventually provide cross-platform play between the two. [Full Article...]

Apple Reportedly Throttling Older iPhones

After studying how some iPhone models were performing when using publicly available benchmarks , developer John Poole found that the phones' performance could vary wildly, depending on what software it was running, with many individual phones performing much worse than the "standard" benchmark established when the phone was brand new. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With 'Timeline' And 'Sets,' Plus More

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With 'Timeline' And 'Sets,' Plus More Timeline was launched in the Windows 10 Insider Build 17063 in December 2017 as a way to "get right back to where you left off". Microsoft has also taken another step towards allow Windows developers to build Progressive Web Apps (PWA) - written using web languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript - that function nearly identically to native apps, for instance, able to work offline and be i... [Full Article...]

Microsoft now offering Xbox One S 500GB bundles starting at $199

Microsoft now offering Xbox One S 500GB bundles starting at $199 That day is finally here. This mode features enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, and higher resolution textures, but only runs at 30FPS. To check, go to My Games & Apps on your Xbox One and head down in the menu until you reach Updates. Plus for Playstation 4 owners, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, provided you have the time to play everything. The first thing you want to do is make su... [Full Article...]

YouTube signs deal with two music labels ahead of new streaming service

YouTube signs deal with two music labels ahead of new streaming service YouTube said Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service. YouTube has experimented with paid-subscription business models before, most recently with YouTube Red, which launched in the United States in 2015. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench revealing key specs

Samsung Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench revealing key specs Samsung Electronics Co. successfully launched new smartphones throughout 2017 to overcome last year's crisis sparked by the suspended production of Galaxy Note 7, while LG Electronics Inc. Another major attraction with the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+(2018) smartphones are the displays. Both are Samsung SuperAMOLED displays with 1080 x 2220 pixels, described as an "immersive 18.5:9 display ratio". [Full Article...]

Mariah Carey tops YouTube's most played Christmas songs of the holiday season

Mariah Carey tops YouTube's most played Christmas songs of the holiday season Last year, the tune hit an all-time high of #11. And it's even more unusual to see that song break the Top 10 for the first time 23 years after its release. But now that streaming is the name of the game, everyone and their wine-drunk aunt is streaming the song during their Christmas party, and it has finally ascended to the #9 spot. [Full Article...]


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