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Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponization' of customer data

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponization' of customer data Apple's Tim Cook has warned that mass data collection from tech companies is " surveillance " as data is "weaponised against us with military efficiency ". Prejudicial comments have also given him a thick skin, Cook said. "Taken to the extreme this process creates an enduring digital profile and lets companies know you better than you may know yourself", he claimed. [Full Article...]

The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone for the blockchain generation

The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone for the blockchain generation HTC told us it can only be bought using BTC or ETH , at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH (around £729 or $949). If anything does happen to your device, you can breathe easy, as HTC has imbued the Exodus with a social-themed security protocol that sees users nominate several contacts to hold a piece of a unique security key - and only bringing all of these pieces together will unlock the device. [Full Article...]

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus VR Headset

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus VR Headset The screen door effect is one of the major drawbacks associated with virtual reality headsets . No word on pricing, but the company says the Odyssey+ should be available starting today at the Microsoft Store and its own online storefront. [Full Article...]

Samsung phones in 2020: in-screen cameras and no bezel?!

Samsung phones in 2020: in-screen cameras and no bezel?! Smartphone makers have started using the notch to place the components which can not be hidden as yet, but these notches aren't too pleasing to the eyes. However, it remains unclear if the company would use regular speakers, used in its other smartphones or other advanced technology such as the bone conduction technology for transmitting sound to users' ears, the publication added. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm introduces 11nm Snapdragon 675 with new CPU

Qualcomm introduces 11nm Snapdragon 675 with new CPU The latest entry to the company's mid-range Snapdragon 600 series will offer improved gaming performance, a step up in AI functionality, and a "cutting-edge" camera. The Snapdragon 675 is aimed at mid-range devices. It offers 4K at 30fps, zero shutter lag with a single 25MP camera or dual 16MP shooters, and there's also an "enhanced" portrait mode, 3D face unlock, and limitless 720p slow-motio... [Full Article...]

Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected

Apple sends invites to October 30 event, new iPad Pros expected In addition to that, there are rumors that Apple will be introducing new Mac hardware at the event as well, including a refreshed MacBook Air with a Retina display . The model expected to launch on October 30 is the 2018 version of the iPad Pro. Both are destined to feature minimized bezels, similar to the iPhone X , and feature Face ID with the TrueDepth camera system on board. [Full Article...]

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! details Master Trainers

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! details Master Trainers For those that were anxious that Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee would be a baby game for Pokemon beginners, then don't worry. Because these Master Trainer battles are true tests of you and your Pokemon's strength, neither you nor the Master Trainer will be able to use items during the match. [Full Article...]

Planet geek - Lara Croft against " Assassin's Creed "

Planet geek - Lara Croft against As announced on the Assassin's Creed website , Odyssey's programme of live events was due to kick off with the insertion of an Epic Mercenary called Damais into the game, providing fresh opposition for players. The tweet also suggests that we might see him in the future when they "track" him down. The next live event for Odyssey will now take place on the 23rd of October. [Full Article...]

What you need to know about Apple new IPhones

What you need to know about Apple new IPhones The IP68 rating implies the iPhone XS, and XS Max can withstand water up to two meters (6.6 feet) for a time of roughly 30 minutes. Ever since the original iPhone X came out past year, it seems like every Android OEM has been in a mad rush to throw notches on their phones, too. [Full Article...]

Black Ops 4 Double XP weekend and PS4 Black Market update

Black Ops 4 Double XP weekend and PS4 Black Market update The Black Market provides mainly cosmetic items for players and goes live today, October 19. It seems like Activision and Treyarch are going full steam ahead with plenty of cosmetic items in Black Ops 4-and PS4 players will be the first to try to unlock some of these items later today. [Full Article...]

Ford is set to build another 350 GT supercars

Ford is set to build another 350 GT supercars Ford has already allotted almost 700 cars, and the order books will open on November 1 for the final run. Applicants, according to Ford , will work with the Ford GT concierge service to spec out the cars that will be produced from 2020 to 2022. [Full Article...]

Black Ops 4 patch increases duos player count and drops quads

Black Ops 4 patch increases duos player count and drops quads Despite the latest Call of Duty foregoing its single-player campaign for new features, Black Ops 4 opened up to a staggering first weekend in sales by blowing right past 500 million dollars in just three days! Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. [Full Article...]

Alexa's low-key Whisper Mode is going live today

In addition to new hardware, Amazon also showed off a few new features, including one that would allow Alexa to whisper instead of speak at full volume. If Alexa's whispers freak you out and you'd rather her talk in a normal voice, just say "turn off Whisper Mode". You can simply whisper to Alexa to play a lullaby without waking your kid up, for example. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6T Ultimate limited edition leaked before launch

OnePlus 6T Ultimate limited edition leaked before launch However, the impact of the OnePlus 6T launch would simply be overshadowed by the launch of the Apple products, and a judgment call had to be made. But the OnePlus 6 has proved to be a worthy competitor for Pixel devices in terms of camera performance. We have only just begun our journey and can not afford to let one of the most important products in our history be affected by another great p... [Full Article...]

New Macs and iPad Pro coming in October!

New Macs and iPad Pro coming in October! The page simply says "Apple Special Event" followed by "Live from Brooklyn". The MacBook Air line hasn't seen a new product in a while, and reports from earlier this year suggest Apple is preparing for its return. The iPad Pro has a giant battery, and to me it's always seemed like a no-brainer for Apple to offer the ability to charge an iPhone using an iPad. [Full Article...]

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Pre-Loading Now Live

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Pre-Loading Now Live Should the MediaMarkt listing be accurate, however, it wouldn't be the first instance of evidence related to a possible PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 surfacing online before an official announcement. The game hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th. "America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun". With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing o... [Full Article...]

How to Pre-Order the iPhone XR

How to Pre-Order the iPhone XR The phone will be available in blue, yellow, red, black, white and coral similar to the iPhone 5C in 2013. A video by Tyler Stalman mentions a couple other strengths of the XR, including that its LCD display looks excellent, and that even though the device is technically heavier than the XS due to being larger, it actually feels lighter in the hand relative to what he expected. [Full Article...]

Google switches to a Samsung display for the Pixel 3 XL

Google switches to a Samsung display for the Pixel 3 XL Getting a case to protect the almost $1,000 phone will go a long way to being able to enjoy it. Verizon tells us that if you buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL through retailers, it must first be activated on Verizon. Last year, before the new practice took effect, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were unlocked immediately, making them instantly compatible with most US carriers. [Full Article...]

Samsung acquires network analysis firm Zhilabs in bid to boost 5G efforts

Samsung acquires network analysis firm Zhilabs in bid to boost 5G efforts Samsung Electronics said Zhilabs' solutions equipped with AI technology effectively carries out complicated tasks, such as root causes analysis and auto trouble shooting and optimization. Zhilabs is best known for devising a software product called FlowSight, which is capable of collecting massive data at an unrivaled speed, as well as analyzing it and automatically improving network quality to "... [Full Article...]

Huawei takes on Apple and Samsung with three-camera Mate20 Pro

Huawei takes on Apple and Samsung with three-camera Mate20 Pro The screen can sense up to 4,096 levels of pressure. It's a flat screen, however, and the handset has a smaller camera notch. The handset runs on EMUI 9 that's based on Android 9.0 Pie. In particular, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro's chassis is curved on all eight sides-a marvel to behold, and a pleasure to hold in the hand. On the front of the Mate 20 Pro sits a 24MP RGB selfie camera which... [Full Article...]


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