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Tech Sony profits up on Spotify gain, mobile losses widen
Author: 0 Sony profits up on Spotify gain, mobile losses widen

We always knew that the PlayStation 4 had the potential to surpass the PlayStation 3 in sales, but we didn't know exactly when it would happen. The company reported profits of 226.4 billion yen ($2.0 billion) for the April to June quarter, up from 80.9 billion yen in the same period past year and 21.2 billion yen in 2016.

Tech Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Teased in Multiplayer Beta Trailer
Author: 0 Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Teased in Multiplayer Beta Trailer

If you stick around near the end of the Multiplayer Beta trailer, you'll get a taste of the action. For those on the PC, an early access beta is being held on August 10 at 5pm BST, which will be run exclusively on Battle.Net. Unlike the other games in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a single player campaign. The trailer also features a few blink-and-you'll-miss-em scenes showing a boat, and a glide suit that'll likely be what players start with.

Tech Fortnite reinstates guided missiles, adds 'Fly Explosives' Jetpack mode
Author: 0 Fortnite reinstates guided missiles, adds 'Fly Explosives' Jetpack mode

All signs point to a new Fortnite mode hitting tomorrow, with jetpacks and all manner of heavy ordinance coming together in the High Explosives LTM. Profile Stats (k/d and wins) are tracked in this mode. The Vaulted Jetpack has been enabled for the duration of the Fly Explosives LTM. GG with guided missile! Consumable Healing Item spawn rates have been normalized by lowering Chug Jug and shield spawn rates.

Tech Google Clock App Now Does Spotify Alarms
Author: 0 Google Clock App Now Does Spotify Alarms

Google's Clock app comes preinstalled on some Android devices. If you don't already have it on your phone, head over to Google Play to download it. Check out the photo above to see what we mean. This feature works for both Free and Premium subscribers. To understand the differences between Spotify Free and Premium, see Pocket-lint's comparison guide here .

Author: 0 Google to launch censored version of search engine in China

The platform will "blacklist sensitive queries", the report claimed, preventing access to websites now blocked by the so-called Great Firewall . The dynamic changed in January 2010, when Google charged that Chinese hackers had targeted Google and more than 20 other Western companies and compromised the email accounts of Chinese dissidents living overseas.

Author: 0 Facebook and Instagram release tools to monitor your social media presence

On Facebook, you'll want to look for "Your Time on Facebook" and on Instagram, tap the "Your Activity" option. They also hope the tools will foster conversations between parents and teens about the online habits that are right for them. You can also easily mute push notifications from within the new "Your Activity" panel to prevent those enticing mentions from showing up on your lock screen.

Tech A leaked ad forces DJI to confirm Mavic 2 drone specs
Author: 0 A leaked ad forces DJI to confirm Mavic 2 drone specs

Argos added in a statement: "Unfortunately we were informed of the delay in the launch of the DJI Mavic 2 after our new catalogues were printed". As for the Mavic 2 Pro , it seems that this will feature a 1-inch CMOS sensor and a camera with Hasselblad's branding.

Tech Nvidia might introduce the GTX 1180 on 20 August 2018
Author: 0 Nvidia might introduce the GTX 1180 on 20 August 2018

I would be surprised if Oberman's talk had actually been cancelled, but considering Nvidia hadn't said word one about its new generation of gaming graphics cards up to that point it wouldn't be too pleased having Hot Chips lifting the lid on it.

Tech EA’s Origin Access Premier Service Officially Launching
Author: 0 EA’s Origin Access Premier Service Officially Launching

The biggest complaint when it came to Origin Access is lack of recent releases for PC gamers to choose from. If you already have Origin Premier and are thinking about moving over, that's an addition $10 a month. "Get new EA games first, access to a huge collection of games you can play whenever you want and a 10% discount on Origin digital purchases!" the main tagline for the site reads.

Tech LG gets fancy with new Signature smartphone
Author: 0 LG gets fancy with new Signature smartphone

The device will be covered with the zirconium ceramic material, which is resistant to abrasion and corrosion, LG said. The LG Signature Edition 2018 has been launched in two colors of Black and White. On the other hand, the smartphone sports an 8MP selfie camera that has an 80-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture. LG is limiting the device to just 300 units, which makes it extremely rare.

Author: 0 Google Planning to Launch a Heavily Censored Search Engine in China

Google has been heavily restricted in China since 2010. The plan comes even as China has stepped up scrutiny into business dealings involving USA tech firms including Facebook Inc (FB.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) amid intensifying trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Arrives August 9 & Samsung's Started Its Teaser Campaign
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Arrives August 9 & Samsung's Started Its Teaser Campaign

What is your view on the Galaxy Note 9 price .? It is said to sport a slightly bigger 6.4-inch Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) super AMOLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, improved sunlight readability. As could be seen from the leak, the Galaxy Note 9 with 128GB of internal storage would come with a free 32-inch Samsung Smart TV. Though, we're not sure how much of a big deal this is, considering the fact that the Samsung Theme store allows you to go insane with icons anyway.

Author: 0 Mobile awards $3.5 bil. deal to Nokia for 5G network gear

To date telecommunications companies have resisted large investments in 5G, a technology that largely remains to be defined and which some firms have viewed as a means of achieving incremental upgrades to existing data services, rather than a platform for significant new features.

Tech Galaxy Tab A 10.5 puts entertainment, price over features
Author: 0 Galaxy Tab A 10.5 puts entertainment, price over features

The Galaxy S10 is already one of the most anticipated phones of 2019, considering what we're seeing in leaks these days. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 features and specs: What can it do? Checking out the internals, the Tab S4 is more powerful in every way.

Tech Facebook announces tools to help you use its apps less
Author: 0 Facebook announces tools to help you use its apps less

You already know you're probably spending too much time on Facebook or Instagram, but if you're curious exactly how much of your day is being consumed by the platforms, a new tool can help you find out. Facebook's new time-management controls. The tools will be accessible on the Settings page within each app. A dashboard, showing your average time on that device, will appear at the top.

Tech WhatsApp aims to make money from business messages
Author: 0 WhatsApp aims to make money from business messages

Start a conversation: You may see a click-to-chat button on a website or Facebook ad to quickly message a business. If a business waits more than 24 hours to send a response, they will be charged for the message. WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature on its beta app for Android which allows users to mark their messages "read" from the notifications itself. Whatsapp rolled out some new features for its business users, some of which cost money.

Author: 0 Galaxy Tab A 10.5 vs Galaxy Tab S4: Side-by-side pictures

Would you buy the Galaxy Tab S4 if it launched at T-Mobile? Let's enter the arena. When connected to the Galaxy Tab S4, the device can serve as a track pad or a sketch pad. Additionally, it's most notable feature is when paired with docking station Samsung DeX (sold separately), offering users a PC-like experience that allows them to multi-task.

Tech Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on video leaked ahead of August 9 launch
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on video leaked ahead of August 9 launch

We already know all there is to know about the Note 9, but Samsung will finally make the phone official at its Unpacked event in New York City on Thursday, August 9th. In Samsung's just released Q2 report , the South Korean electronics conglomerate missed the mark on Galaxy S9 sales targets. Samsung's operating profit from its display business was 140 billion won, down from 1.7 trillion won a year earlier.

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Author: 0 "Honor Note 10 unveiled with 6.95" screen and 'GPU Turbo' tech

Early last month, Huawei announced two phones with its "GPU Turbo" technology: the Honor Play and Honor 9i . It is also equipped with a liquid cooling tube to control the heat generated while heavy gaming. Weeks after its benchmarks were spotted on Geekbench, honor has officially launched its new Note 10 smartphone. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.2 on top and it's powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery.

Author: 0 The Android Version of ‘Fortnite’ Might Not Be On Google Play

Regarding the service of " Fortnite ", Epic Games implemented a complete "Global One Build" policy that simultaneously releases the same content all over the world. Present Google Play policies require developers to pay 30 per cent of their sales earnings, which is a huge amount for certain developers to part with.

Tech Google declares its official stance on notches
Author: 0 Google declares its official stance on notches

Of course, these rules apply only to Android , so if Apple wanted to create a phone with notches on all sides, it theoretically could, though that probably won't happen. The other is that the entire cutout area must be letterboxed in fullscreen or landscape mode. This second rule is to ensure no app content is displayed in the cutout area.

Tech Audi teases PB 18 E-Tron electric supercar concept
Author: 0 Audi teases PB 18 E-Tron electric supercar concept

The design is also influenced by the similarly-named Audi R18 e-tron which competed in the FIA's World Endurance Championship for several years. While there's speculation that this is the "next Audi R8", MOTOR's European Editor Georg Kacher recently revealed to us that there will be no direct replacement for the Audi R8 once it's gone, and that the fully electric R8 e-tron is no longer under development.

Tech Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 19.67 Million Units Worldwide
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 19.67 Million Units Worldwide

Tropical Freeze, Mario Tennis Aces and the initial batch of Nintendo LABO kits have each surpassed one million units sold worldwide, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surpassed the 10 million units sold mark. Nintendo additionally announced that it has now sold 72.89 million Nintendo 3DS consoles and 367.84 million software units for the 3DS. The company stated it expects to sell 20 million Nintendo Switch units in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019.

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

This is separate to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch - that's still set for August 9 - but there may be a quick hint at the Note 9 before next week's unveiling included in the stream. The mobile business booked £1.8 billion ($2.4 billion) in quarterly operating profit. As we mentioned, Amazon India and offline retailers have started offering the Galaxy J7 Duo with a price tag of Rs.

Author: 0 Samsung Q2 net profit dips to $9.9 billion

Samsung's display business continues to suffer from weak demand for the company's flexible OLED screens , perhaps in part because of the aforementioned soft demand for its own Galaxy S9 smartphones. Overall, the company reported $13.3 billion in profit, up 6 percent from the same time past year, on $52.1 billion in revenue. Like other big electronics firms, Samsung faces challenges from the US-China trade war, falling prices of some memory chips and the rise of cheap Chinese-made ...