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Alphabet To Deploy Loon Internet Balloons In Kenya’s Skies In 2019

Alphabet To Deploy Loon Internet Balloons In Kenya’s Skies In 2019 The only problem is that most internet access is driven not by satellites, but by deep sea cables, so we do wonder if there will be sufficient bandwidth unless loads more internet ready satellites are launched into space complete with very clever routers. [Full Article...]

Future VR Headsets May Use A Single USB Type-C Cable

Future VR Headsets May Use A Single USB Type-C Cable Now, a properly configured USB Type-C port with Alternate Mode could do all of this already, the problem is with standardizing it as a single branded connector, instead of manufacturers stating that a given USB Port can be used for Alternate Mode and Power Delivery with data transfers at USB 3.1. [Full Article...]

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR game coming in 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR game coming in 2019 One thing's for sure; the emphasis on picking the path of a saint or a sinner may prove interesting if this VR game proves to be partially divergent in its storytelling. But those that aren't in attendance for the show aren't out of luck. When it comes to The Walking Dead , there's a brand new VR game in the works courtesy of Skydance Interactive. [Full Article...]

Mobile US adds more countries to roaming offer, intros daily pass

Mobile US adds more countries to roaming offer, intros daily pass When analyzing fastest carriers, Ookla considers all carriers with 3% or more of total test samples in the market for the period. "As we have in years past, we can see the impacts shaping consumers' mobile experience and, given the prevalence of the devices in our day-to-day lives, these impacts do not go unnoticed". [Full Article...]

Buried US Internet infrastructure faces risk from rising seas

AT&T uses fiber-optic cable "designed for use in coastal areas as well as being submerged in either salt- or fresh-water conditions", spokesperson Jeff Kobs says . The cities at highest risk are New York, Miami and Seattle . Fibre-optic cables, along with data centres, traffic exchanges and termination points together make up the physical infrastructure of the Internet. [Full Article...]

Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i

Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i For example, the front cameras can recognize and enhance up to eight scenes and objects. On the selfie front, it retains a 24MP f/2.0 front camera with a 2MP secondary shooter like the Nova 3. For better low light selfies, it also gets Light Fusion which is also found on the current Nova 3e . They also come into play with the Nova 3's 3D Qmojis, which mimic your facial expressions and look absolu... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 price revealed; specifications and launch time

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 price revealed; specifications and launch time The three colors have also been confirmed: black, champagne gold, and blue, and the price-tag makes this a rather attractive mid-ranger at CNY1,699 (or roughly $250) for the 4/64GB version, and CNY1,999 (around $300) for the 6/128GB variant. [Full Article...]

The Culling 2 Already Being Removed From Stores a Week After Release

The Culling 2 Already Being Removed From Stores a Week After Release In an atypical gesture for the games industry, Xaviant is actually going back to the original Culling to try and improve that experience. Several days ago, Xaviant Games openly admitted to concerns about the future of its studio following the rocky release of The Culling 2 , with the company having stated that it would "have some admittedly hard discussions" to make. [Full Article...]

Internal documents confirm Apple added membrane to protect butterfly keyboard switches

Internal documents confirm Apple added membrane to protect butterfly keyboard switches The U.S. version of the Service Readiness Guide does not have the same excerpt but it has a link to a separate document titled " Butterfly Mechanism Keycap Replacement MacBook Pro (2018 )" that says: Caution: The keyboard has a membrane under the keycaps to prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism . [Full Article...]

Funko lands another huge partner and will produce ‘Fortnite’ toys and collectibles

Funko lands another huge partner and will produce ‘Fortnite’ toys and collectibles As confirmed via NASDAQ press release , Epic and Funko are bringing a wave of Fortnite Funko Pop figures (as well as their other ranges) to stores just in time for Christmas. Epic Games tweeted that the servers are back online. From there, Epic says that "the solution was to give the cluster the ability to bulk rebalance sessions from other nodes to ensure repeated lookups were not necessar... [Full Article...]

Nokia 3.1 Android One Launched in India

Nokia 3.1 Android One Launched in India As for the availability, the Nokia 3 .1 will be available for purchase via Nokia's online store , Paytm Mall and across major mobile retailers starting July 21. At the heart of the phone, there's the latest MediaTek MT6750N chipset, which is an octa-core chipset with all the cores clocked at 1.5GHz. In the camera department, the Nokia 3 .1 bears a single 13-megapixel autofocus sensor wi... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google

Donald Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google The president tweeted: "I told you so! They truly have taken advantage of the US, but not for long!" He used the example of the fine to hammer home the point. His comment came as the two trading powers are a loggerheads over Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium, a move that has sparked a global backlash and could lead to a worldwide trade war. [Full Article...]

Google Job Hunt Search Feature is now available in United Kingdom region

Google Job Hunt Search Feature is now available in United Kingdom region Keeping a track of all the listings you're interested in is a lot easier as you can save individual jobs with a single tap so that they are accessible across any of your devices. If you're logged in to your Google account, it'll also use Google Maps to show you how long your commute will take. Even so, one major vacancies site is refusing to share its data - Indeed. [Full Article...]

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Announced, Features Multi-Drop Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Announced, Features Multi-Drop Protection Described as Corning's most durable cover glass to date, it was designed specifically to protect against multiple drops. Where Gorilla Glass 6 is concerned, that's exactly what Corning is looking to deliver. The new glass composition has been chemically strengthened to offer " higher levels of compression " than what was possible with the previous iteration of the product. [Full Article...]

Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom

Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom Considering the fact that it wasn't at E3 2018, Gamescom may just be the ideal place to debut the controller, with hundreds of thousands of visitors in attendance. The bundles will most likely feature games that are playable at Xbox's booth, but the accessories portion could be a bit more interesting. Xbox FanFest will return to Gamescom on August 23. [Full Article...]

Google Now Cards Make Comback via Assistant

Google Now Cards Make Comback via Assistant Google says the app will provide "curated, helpful information" depending on what time of day it is, where you are and your recent interactions with Google Assistant . The new feature, accessible through the new icon in the top right corner of Assistant, also integrates with third-party apps like Spotify, to present a range of different actions you can take. [Full Article...]

You Don't Need to Buy World of Warcraft Anymore

You Don't Need to Buy World of Warcraft Anymore Since its release way back in 2004, World of Warcraft has stuck to a very familiar revenue model. In the past, Blizzard has made previous expansions free upon the release of its newest one, so it likely won't make much difference to longterm players. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Is Working On Android Smartphones; Could Be Launched Soon

Microsoft Is Working On Android Smartphones; Could Be Launched Soon Windows Timeline is part of Project Rome - Microsoft's vision of turning the cloud into a device agnostic OS. Past year it has surpassed 1 Million Downloads . Continue browsing on another device quickly by "pushing" your current active tab to other devices sharing the same Microsoft Account. Thankfully, there's a way to get it to remember pages you've visited in Chrome or Firefox. [Full Article...]

Oz Amazon Prime Day Posts Record Results

Oz Amazon Prime Day Posts Record Results The world's largest online retailer said it recorded the largest daily sales for Amazon's Echo range of speakers, helped by heavy discounts. Almost every device Amazon makes is now available at a deep discount, and you'll find every single one of them below. [Full Article...]

Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying

Uber update adds features to make pickups less annoying Most people use Uber as situations arise but sometimes, you know well in advance when you'll need transportation (if you have an early flight or an important meeting, for example). If it doesn't you get a $10 account credit. You can download Uber from the App Store for free. The last feature is easily one of the most useful of the lot. [Full Article...]


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