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Tech Battlefield V 'Firestorm' 64-Player Battle Royale Mode Showcased In New Trailer
Author: 0 Battlefield V 'Firestorm' 64-Player Battle Royale Mode Showcased In New Trailer

It's officially called Firestorm and it features 16 teams of four players all competing to be the last team standing in what DICE calls "the largest " Battlefield " map ever". This includes the "revamped" player movement system which adds features such as the ability to backpedal while firing, sprint while crouching and slide sideways into a room.

Tech Networking Bug Caused Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Outages in US, Canada And India
Author: 0 Networking Bug Caused Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Outages in US, Canada And India

Facebook showed an error message for some users on its site that read: 'Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue. Many users immediately took to Twitter to check what was going on and express their distress with the issue. As per the report, the people living in the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, including India were facing the outages. After an investigation, Facebook fixed this issue in an hour and restored the access for everyone.

Tech Twitter's Dorsey dodges question on whether Trump's tweets are abusive
Author: 0 Twitter's Dorsey dodges question on whether Trump's tweets are abusive

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wednesday was a snooze. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg , who testified alongside Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey , acknowledged to the Senate Intelligence Committee that the company was too slow to respond to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA election and general American political discourse, but insisted it is doing better.

Author: 0 Samsung may finally be ready to show off its foldable phone

DJ Koh , the president of Samsung's mobile communications business. Koh said to CNBC , "it's time to deliver " on a foldable device. Huawei and other Chinese companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are launching innovative flagship phones at a much lower cost than Samsung.

Tech Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development
Author: 0 Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development

All smartphones, regardless of operating system, should be gaming phones, because you can play various games on them, from console-grade titles that can run on mobile hardware to gaming apps that would work even on older machines. That might suggest the Razer Phone 2 (which is an unconfirmed name, by the way) will be rolled out in bigger numbers, targeting a wider audience, as well as the same "very positive" critical reception as its forerunner.

Tech In the hands of a Huawei employee
Author: 0 In the hands of a Huawei employee "lit up" smartphone Mate 20

During the IFA 2018 event in Berlin, Huawei announced its new EMUI 9.0 firmware which will be based on Google's Android 9.0 Pie. While it isn't very surprising to hear that Huawei's phones have been doing well in China, the P20 Pro and the P20 have been outselling their predecessors in Western Europe, and that's something for the company to be excited about.

Tech Microsoft redesigns Skype to win back customers - Collaboration
Author: 0 Microsoft redesigns Skype to win back customers - Collaboration

Highlights allowed users on a mobile device to swipe up to open the smartphone camera where they could take a photo or record video to share. Fortunately, 2018's redesign sees Microsoft "take a step back and simplify", introducing "simplified navigation", streamlined contacts and a fresh look all while removing the clutter that nearly no one uses.

Tech Sony Japan finally shuts down PS2 aftercare service
Author: 0 Sony Japan finally shuts down PS2 aftercare service

Gamers seeking repairs will now have to try their luck with unofficial services. Fast-forward over six more years, or 18 years after its initial launch, the company has finally ended its fix services in Japan. Any machines that are sent off to the PlayStation Clinic after September 7 will no longer be serviced. It had closed telephone support lines for PS2 at the end of August.

Tech 2018 iPhone X(s)’s Latest Images Display Different Shades Of Gold
Author: 0 2018 iPhone X(s)’s Latest Images Display Different Shades Of Gold

Purportedly, there are antenna strips on the back similar to the iPhone 6/7 and two microphones on the top edge of the device. Apple has achieved this by removing the Home button from the tablet and switching to Face ID . On a related note, there have been rumblings that Apple this year will stop bundling a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter with the iPhone and, presumably, its upcoming iPad Pro models.

Tech 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday
Author: 0 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

The company said in a blog post today that Chrome 69 is packed with "more rounded shapes, new icons and a new color palette" and that it "simplified" prompts, menus and the URLs in the address bar to improve the browsing experience. Google's Chrome browser competes with Apple's Safari, Firefox's Mozilla, and Microsoft's Internet Explorer, The latter web browser at one point of time used to rule the browser market but has now lost to Chrome .

Tech Our mid-range phones will get cutting-edge features before our flagships — Samsung
Author: 0 Our mid-range phones will get cutting-edge features before our flagships — Samsung

Part of the delay seems to down to Samsung trying to design a foldable phone that will appeal to users over a normal tablet or jumbo-sized phone. While Samsung has been dominating in the flagship series with its new Galaxy S and Note smartphones, the company has fallen behind in the mid-range segment over the last few years, thanks to the entrance of Chinese brands like Xiaomi , Vivo , and Oppo .

Tech Google employee lost unannounced Pixel 3 in taxi
Author: 0 Google employee lost unannounced Pixel 3 in taxi

A Lyft driver claims to have discovered a prototype Pixel 3 XL in the back of his vehicle that one of his fares had obviously forgotten and passed on the information as well as a few snapshots of the handset to the blog Android Police .

Tech IPhone XS video shows off realistic concept
Author: 0 IPhone XS video shows off realistic concept

Besides the iPhone XS series, Apple is tipped to showcase a new line of Watch ( Series 4 ) and iPad Pro (2018) with a wider display, faster & powerful processor and big battery capacity. Like clockwork, the company will likely announce this year's new iPhones at the event as well as new Apple Watches and new iPads. However, this time around, the acknowledged issue concerning the iPhone 8 might not really be that widespread like some in the past.

Tech Huawei's AI Cube smart assistant doubles as a fast router
Author: 0 Huawei's AI Cube smart assistant doubles as a fast router

The VQ Hepburn Alexa will be available in black, grey and white finishes for £150. It's got four microphones for voice input and only a single, 15W mono speaker, so don't expect some insane stereo surround effects here. Setup for the router is easy and intuitive-it only requires a 4G SIM card plugged in to establish a high speed internet connection at LTE Category 6 speeds (300Mbps downlink).

Tech Google's own Titan 2FA security keys arrive for $50 a pair
Author: 0 Google's own Titan 2FA security keys arrive for $50 a pair

Google notes in a support page that the Bluetooth Titan key can still be used via USB if it isn't charged, however it adds that users should avoid fully draining the battery on the key and to "charge the battery often". The other key is specifically created to communicate over both USB and Bluetooth. The main difference to existing key options are that they come with Google-built firmware that's added to the keys' hardware chip during production at the chip making factory, which happens ...

Tech Google Assistant is now bilingual, can understand two languages at once
Author: 0 Google Assistant is now bilingual, can understand two languages at once

Google says the languages right now are set to five outside of English, with French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish to start with, though more will be added later on. It runs two separate monolingual speech recognition systems simultaneously, so that it's always ready to interpret and act upon user commands in milliseconds, regardless of language.

Tech 'Battlefield V' release date delayed from October 19th to November 20th
Author: 0 'Battlefield V' release date delayed from October 19th to November 20th

The good news is that the open beta is still scheduled to begin on September 6th ( or September 4th if you preordered the game ), and the additional time should make for a more refined experience at launch. "And we fully expect to see even more feedback coming our way". It does mean a longer wait, but it also means Battlefield V has a better chance of picking up a strong playerbase.

Tech Firefox will soon block ad trackers by default
Author: 0 Firefox will soon block ad trackers by default

Trackers can be used so advertisers can build detailed profiles of you and show you an ad that follows you around the web. Click the checkbox next to "Third-Party Cookies" and select "Trackers (recommended)" to block cross-site tracking cookies.

Tech Apple's self-driving vehicle meets first accident
Author: 0 Apple's self-driving vehicle meets first accident

According to the accident details, the vehicle in question was in autonomous mode at the time. Uber shut down its self-driving auto program in Arizona after one of its vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian there in March. Apple researchers also past year published their first public research on cars, a software system that could help spot pedestrians more readily. According to a California DMV report (PDF ), Apple's self-driving auto, in this case a modified Lexus RX 450h, had such an ...

Tech Honor Magic 2 teased: Kirin 980 SoC, retractable selfie camera and more
Author: 0 Honor Magic 2 teased: Kirin 980 SoC, retractable selfie camera and more

As of now, we aren't sure that the back cameras are situated on the elevating module or as a conventional setting on the back panel but since the module is big enough, we can safely assume that both the rear cameras will be mounted on the machine that can be expanded and retracted when required.

Tech BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard
Author: 0 BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard

The Key2 LE is a lighter weight, altogether friendlier version of the phone, which is also reflected in the colours it's available in - slate, champagne, and a red that TCL is calling atomic. Why would anyone buy the KEY2 LE? It sports a 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is powered by a 3000mAh.

Tech Huawei unveils its new Kirin 980 mobile processor
Author: 0 Huawei unveils its new Kirin 980 mobile processor

For smartphone hardware, the world's first 7nm processor is finally official. These are clocked at 2.60GHz and 1.92GHz respectively and effectively allow Huawei to leverage the A76's architectural improvements and reduce its power penalty by effectively dividing the cores into two different power brackets.

Tech Apple Announces Event on September 12, New iPhones Are Expected
Author: 0 Apple Announces Event on September 12, New iPhones Are Expected

We can also see in the leaked image that the Apple will be introducing a new Gold color for the iPhone X , which we're assuming will be in addition the current Silver and Space Gray. This new model will apparently have "the ability to view content side-by-side " in apps like Mail and Calendar. As for the Apple Watch, we're again looking at something that largely does not deviate from the Apple Watch as we know it today.