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OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones

OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones The new schedule accounts for everything back to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, which are close to the two year anniversary of their release. Not only that, but all phones will also benefit from 3 years of Android Security patch updates that will be pushed out every two months. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Playground LTM: Epic promises it will return today

Fortnite Playground LTM: Epic promises it will return today Fortnite Playground mode was meant to be the big Battle Royale release this week but the LTM was taken offline soon after launch. Fortnite fans could see the mode re-enabled later today, but some new features in the past have been delayed for a number of days and the size of the Playground Mode could see a similar situation happen again. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 7 could be at USA carriers without bloatware

Early in the year, we'd heard that OnePlus was "investigating" potential deals that could be struck with United States carriers. While we can assume that the device which will sport 5G connectivity will be the OnePlus 7 which launches in mid-2019, it could even come later in the year on the OnePlus 7T. [Full Article...]

Facebook puts an end to its solar-powered internet drone project

Speaking at that time, the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said, "When Aquila is ready, it will be a fleet of solar-powered planes that will beam internet connectivity across the world". In 2016 for its inaugural 90-minute flight over the Arizona desert, the Aquila drone unfortunately crashed landed , which the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the United States blamed on "an i... [Full Article...]

Amy Hennig leaves EA, Star Wars game left ‘on the shelf’

Amy Hennig leaves EA, Star Wars game left ‘on the shelf’ During the Gamelab conference in Barcelona Hennig said that she left EA as of January 2018 and is now looking to kick off her own independent studio. As for the original single-player Star Wars game she helmed-codenamed " Ragtag ", which would have let players constantly switch perspectives between multiple Han Solo-like "scoundrels and criminals"-Hennig offered very little hope for it to ever... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features & News

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features & News Beyond these, not much else is known about the phone and its internals, though given most flagships this year come with a Snapdragon 845 chip, you can expect Google's offering to sport the same. While it's not entirely clear what this is for, the dual-camera system could enable some sort of front-facing portrait mode or, alternatively, could be part of Google's take on facial recognition. [Full Article...]

Google Invests RM89 Million In Nokia Feature Phone Operating System

Google Invests RM89 Million In Nokia Feature Phone Operating System As part of the investment, KaiOS will work on integrating Google services like search, maps, YouTube and its voice assistant into more KaiOS devices; the company announced GoogleMaps for KaiOS-powered Nokia phones earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Overstock to collect sales tax following SCOTUS decision

Overstock to collect sales tax following SCOTUS decision The case was about the collection of a "use tax" and whether an out-of-state company with sales-but no physical presence-in the state was required to collect it. Overstock .com said it will begin expanding its physical and digital operations, including supply chain, marketing, and recruiting, into states in which tax nexus concerns previously prevented the company from having an on-the-ground pres... [Full Article...]

US Online Shopping Is About To Get More Expensive

US Online Shopping Is About To Get More Expensive Historically, the burden has been on the consumer in IL to keep tabs on what "use tax " - essentially the same thing as a sales tax - he or she owes when purchasing online goods from a remote retailer and later hand the money over to the government accordingly - hardly a surefire sales-tax collection policy. [Full Article...]

Google Chromecast and Home speakers suffer outage

Google Chromecast and Home speakers suffer outage It's not unusual for cloud services to go down at times due to software issues or data center problems, but it can be hard for users to get information when such an event occurs. At some point last night, Google Home and Chromecast units across this fine Earth stopped working. We asked Google about the source of the bug and any potential timeframe on a fix. [Full Article...]

Apple and Samsung Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Apple and Samsung Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit But when the case went back to lower court for trial this year, the jury sided with Apple's argument that in this specific case, Samsung's profits were attributable to the design elements that violated Apple's patents. The lawsuit started in 2011, when Apple alleged infringement of patents, trademarks, user interface and style against Samsung's then-new Nexus Android phones. [Full Article...]

IOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it

IOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it Apple is extremely passionate about having as many people test the iOS platform as possible. But the real fun - or depending on your point of view, waste of time - starts or ends with Memojis, the Animojis you create that look just like an animated you. [Full Article...]

Ad blocking on Edge in iOS and Android comes out of beta

Ad blocking on Edge in iOS and Android comes out of beta It's also been added to the iOS beta program. If the trend continues and people keep downloading and using Microsoft Edge on their Android devices, we wouldn't be surprised if the browser will reach more than 10 million downloads by the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak launched to celebrate record run

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak launched to celebrate record run Only minimal changes were made to a standard production Bentayga in order to comply with the rules. And to help this yellow-green beast breathe better, the Bentayga got a production-specification Akrapovic exhaust upgrade, and the list of other modifications including Pirelli's stickiest DOT-approved tires, racing seats, a roll cage and a fire suppression system. [Full Article...]

Samsung will release a flagship with a triple camera

Samsung will release a flagship with a triple camera However, the images shown here are for reference objective only by the infamous leakster ice universe . Companies like Vivo have already launched commercial phones with under display fingerprint sensors. If this goes through, this will require more energy which means that this year's S Pen might be thicker than the previous generations and might need its own dedicated battery. [Full Article...]

Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing

Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing Google has begun adding security metadata to Android APKs (app installers) to verify that apps were downloaded from an approved channel. Beyond Android Studio 3.2, Google plans on focusing more on stability, build times, and other quality improvements. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly plans high-end AirPods, new HomePod for 2019

Apple reportedly plans high-end AirPods, new HomePod for 2019 The new AirPods will also have increased Bluetooth range and could come with a heart-rate monitor like the Apple Watch . The report also reiterates that Apple is continuing to work on a pair of premium over-ear headphones that will compete with Bose and Sennheiser headsets, to be released under the Apple brand rather than Beats . [Full Article...]

Facebook brings its messaging app for kids to Canada despite experts' concerns

Facebook brings its messaging app for kids to Canada despite experts' concerns No matter where users are based, the app is available in English, Spanish, and French - all popular languages in the countries where the app is now available. After rolling out in the US last year, Messenger Kids is now in Canada , and it's designed for kids to connect with family and friends and to give parents more control to approve contacts and set time limits through the app's "sleep mode"... [Full Article...]

Bethesda is suing Warner Bros over Westworld mobile game

Bethesda is suing Warner Bros over Westworld mobile game Bethesda Softworks is suing Warner Bros. " Fallout Shelter , ' released in 2015, tasks players with building and managing an underground bunker, keeping the facility in operation by tending to the needs of its occupants, and by sending vault dwellers out to the rest of the world". [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go finally gets trading - but not for everyone

Pokemon Go finally gets trading - but not for everyone Though the details on exactly how trading works are a bit complicated, this is still an exciting addition considering Pokemon's original tagline of "Gotta catch 'em all", which will be much more obtainable now that players will be able to complete their Pokedexes with entries sent over by their friends . [Full Article...]


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