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With the color gradients option, you can be used multiple colors for chat bubbles, and the colors will dynamically change when you scroll up and down a conversation. "It's not as simple as the app was at the beginning", said Stan Chudnovsky , the head of product for Facebook Messenger . Say to the new Messenger .
  • Sharing Your Location and ETA in Google Maps is Much Better Now

    Sharing Your Location and ETA in Google Maps is Much Better Now

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    It lets you send ETAs to friends and family based on satellite data - not empty promises. This will enable you to share your live location with a user from your contacts. "Once your journey ends, you'll automatically stop sharing your location", Google's product manager Samuel Mclean notes on the company's blog . The update also includes support for sharing across 3rd-party apps like Facebook Messenger , WhatsApp , and more.
  • Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

    Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

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    Responding to questions from MyBroadband, Samsung South Africa confirmed that the Galaxy A9 would be available locally in December 2018 for a recommended retail price of R11,999. Color options include black and grey. The S-pen was first released in 2011. For now, the Galaxy Book 2 offers a few compelling features that differentiate it from its rivals, but we'll have to spend more time with it to know if it'll truly stand out.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Revealed

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Revealed

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    We also get a look at the forces of law and order, who are also gunning for Dutch, and mother nature, in the form of a big, angry grizzly bear. Red Dead Redemption II is barely more than a week away now and if you weren't excited about it before then this final trailer should push you over the edge.
  • Apple Watch charger with USB-C now on sale

    Apple Watch charger with USB-C now on sale

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    Press invites for the event feature various Apple logo designs, with the same handwritten-style tagline: "There's more in the making". Specifically, Apple is rumored to be adopting an iPhone X-like design, with minimized bezels and dropping the physical Home button.
  • IPhone XR release tomorrow as Apple prices and deals revealed

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    Even though the iPhone XR is the cheapest model in this year's fleet, YouTuber Tyler Stalman says it still feels like a flagship phone. The iPhone XR has the same basic design as Apple's flagship iPhone XS with numerous same high-end features such as facial recognition and the new A12 Bionic chip.
  • Huawei introduces new Mate 20 devices

    Huawei introduces new Mate 20 devices

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    However, for all Huawei's bravado in taking on Nintendo, we can't really see the clutch of games available on Android's Google Play store outshining some of the recent gems on the Switch. Other key camera features include a fully manual shooting mode, AI 4D predictive autofocus system, a dual tone flash module, 24mp front selfie camera with an f/2 lens, and the AI cinema mode which supports the 21:9 format as well as 16:9 and offers a range of cinematic in-camera effects.
  • Google boasts Titan M security chip in Pixel 3

    Google boasts Titan M security chip in Pixel 3

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    Titan M likewise brings Protected Confirmation on Android 9, which is an API designed for protecting "the most security-critical operations", according to Google. This comes alongside the fact that the company ditched LG and favour Samsung for offering a larger, 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) flexible OLED display on the Pixel 3 XL .
  • Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile

    Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile

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    A company named Radionomy bought the Winamp IP from AOL in 2014 (whose ownership is a story in itself), and Radionomy's CEO Alexandre Saboundjian has declared that " There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience ".
  • Google’s CEO confirms it’s returning to China with a censored search engine

    Google’s CEO confirms it’s returning to China with a censored search engine

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    He also said Google will work with the United States armed forces in the future and "greatly respects what they do to protect our country". We wanted to learn what it would look like if we were in China, so that's what we built internally. Last month, Google research scientist Jack Poulson publicly resigned from the internet giant and has slammed the project to relaunch a search product in China as "unethical" and antithetical to the company's values.
  • Palm makes comeback with credit card-size Android smartphone

    Palm makes comeback with credit card-size Android smartphone

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    It marked the end of an era where Palm , Blackberry , and Nokia regularly battled it out for the smartphone/PDA crown. In an age of giant screen phablets as the new standard, Palm's approach is different - it's created to be a second phone , with a 3.3-inch LCD display packing a high-res 445 ppi.
  • Elon Musk wants to build a giant fighting robot

    Elon Musk wants to build a giant fighting robot

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    Despite a $ 20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a provision for more company oversight of his social media use, the billionaire has been making waves on Twitter once again. The lawsuit, which cites e-Mails and text messages between Mr. Musk and Tesla executives, quoted him as saying he thought his girlfriend, performance artist "Grimes" "would find it amusing, which admittedly is not a great reason to pick a price".
  • Adobe Gives Rosy 2019 Forecast on Proliferating Product Lineup

    Adobe Gives Rosy 2019 Forecast on Proliferating Product Lineup

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    The company is releasing a full-featured version of Photoshop that can run on Apple's iPads. Adobe Premiere Rush has its own subscription plan and is also included with a Creative Cloud subscription for Adobe Premiere Pro. It combines raster graphics, vector drawing, and the Photoshop engine into a single application designed for artwork and illustration. The app will be synced with the desktop, meaning you can resume work on projects began on one with the other.
  • Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

    Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

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    In addition, device manufacturers will now pay an unspecified license fee to have access to Google applications - such as Gmail or Youtube - that will come separately to the super dominant Google Search App or the Chrome browser. The question is whether it's too late for competitors, in general. The U.S. tech company's announcement Tuesday is a change from its previous business model, in which it let phone makers install its suite of popular mobile apps for free on phones running its ...
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launch

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launch

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    Huawei phones have been the battery king for a few generations now, and the Mate 20 series keeps that up. Huawei introduced two new phones on Tuesday as part of its Mate 20 series - and in a twist, the device with the smaller screen and significantly larger notch is the premium "Pro" model.
  • Black Ops 4 Physical Sales Down by 50% Compared to CoD WW2

    Black Ops 4 Physical Sales Down by 50% Compared to CoD WW2

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    Across all platforms, the number of players who connected Black Ops 4 online on the first day increased from Call of Duty: WWII , though Activision did not provide any details on how dramatic the increase was. If Black Ops 4 had set a day one record for online players for the franchise then the publisher would have said so. Largest Activision Xbox One digital game sales in Activision's history based on Activision sales data.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 On Xbox: 88.57GB

    Red Dead Redemption 2 On Xbox: 88.57GB

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    In a new article on Vulture based on the development of the game, Rockstar Games' co-founder Dan Houser revealed that the game had a lot of cut content as well. "We don't bring in name actors anymore due to their egos and, most important of all, because we believe we get a better sense of immersion using talented actors whose voices you don't recognise".
  • Beware of the message that will crash your PlayStation 4

    Beware of the message that will crash your PlayStation 4

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    Messaging, and set Messages to either Friends (if you trust them) or No One. If you've already gotten the message while your PS4 is turned off, the alternative method is to delete the message in question via the PlayStation app for Android or iOS .
  • Google Won't Bid For The $10B Department Of Defense Cloud Project 10/09/2018

    Google Won't Bid For The $10B Department Of Defense Cloud Project 10/09/2018

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    Workers pressed that the company "should not be in the business of war" and urged Google to make clear policy stating that they will never "build warfare technology". Another debate is floating the market that though Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google has been asked not to disclose this information the same was done.
  • Black Ops 4: First of Four Black Ops Pass Blackout Characters Unveiled

    Black Ops 4: First of Four Black Ops Pass Blackout Characters Unveiled

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    You can then interrupt the emote to pull back into first person view and get the jump on your opponent. "We've been developing Black Ops games for ten years now, and I've never seen the studio create anything on this scale before." . Luckily, Treyarch didn't want to copy the exact Battle Royale model that Fortnite and PUBG offer and created its own version of it and called it Blackout Mode.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for official visit

    Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for official visit

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle suffered a mid-air scare after their private jet was struck by lightning , it has been reported. On Friday, royal fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan at Bondi Beach, where they'll be spending time with OneWave, an initiative that engages with mental health.
  • How We'll Be Able To Watch Apple's Original Content

    How We'll Be Able To Watch Apple's Original Content

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    We've long known that Apple is working on original TV content . The service's Apple-produced content will be free to Apple device owners, while the subscription "channels" (such as HBO in the US) that sit next to it in Apple's TV app will allow users to subscribe to them.
  • Google Pixel Settings Suggestions app now available on Play Store

    Google Pixel Settings Suggestions app now available on Play Store

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    Google had a big day on Wednesday, announcing their Pixel 3 phones, Home Hub and Pixel Slate. For reasons that we have already reviewed dozens of times (the Pixel 3 XL prototype expedition would have been stolen and sold on the black market), we had the impression that we know all about the third-generation pixel phones of society.
  • October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

    October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

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    It might be over a year since it was announced , and much later than anticipated, but these avatars are much more detailed and flexible than before, giving a huge boost to the system's inclusivity and diversity. Commands include power on/off, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more. They will appear all across Xbox One , including on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has made an avatars.
  • Google Pixel Slate Review: 10 Things You Should Know

    Google Pixel Slate Review: 10 Things You Should Know

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    In the very big smartphone market, Android today takes a similar position as Microsoft Windows in the PC market. Recently, Google has brought about some enhancements to its Google Home app. According to an Android Police report, the Google Camera application accompanies a few changes from the current application on past Pixel handsets.
  • Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration

    Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration

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    But in her Instagram post , she pledged her support for two candidates in Tennessee: Phil Bredesen, who is competing in a close Senate race against a Republican candidate supported by Trump , and Rep. And perhaps most controversially, she like an object-label meme of her kicking Republicans. That fantasy came crashing down on Tuesday, however, when Swift announced her support for equal rights and opposition to "systemic racism".
  • Google Forced to Reveal Exposure of Private Data

    Google Forced to Reveal Exposure of Private Data

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    Thankfully, according to Google , no developer was aware of the bug , was misusing the Google + API, or had misused private data from users' profiles. Despite the security gaff, Google officials opted not to disclose the problem at the time over fear of intense criticism akin to what Facebook went through after its privacy problems .
  • Huawei is preparing to introduce a new gaming smartphone Mate 20X

    Huawei is preparing to introduce a new gaming smartphone Mate 20X

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    The new leaked document lists Huawei's Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro . The tweet from the official Huawei page on Twitter shows someone holding the Mate 20X and its in ice. All will be revealed soon enough-Huawei is holding a launch event in London on October 16, which is a week from today. Huawei Mate 20 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Camera Mid-Range Phone Image And Benchmarks Leak

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    Sure enough, the South Korean giant announced the Galaxy A9 (2018 ), with great emphasis on its four rear cameras , the first in a mainstream smartphone . Theoretically, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 will be capable of delivering photos that will cover more real estate, have clarity and sharpness and bokeh mode.
  • PlayStation Network will finally let you change your old screen name

    PlayStation Network will finally let you change your old screen name

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    Today Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced a feature that many have been waiting for a long time: the ability to change your PSN nickname. Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games. The blog post added: "During the preview, you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want".
  • Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event

    Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event

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    And this time on the front there are two 8-megapixel cameras, and they seem as good as the 12-megapixel rear camera. The cryptic but fun media invite comes with a simple clue that includes "I 3 NY" phrase, hinting at the Pixel 3 with the numeral in the heart emoticon.
  • Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed

    Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed

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    Through the social network of Google+, data from hundreds of thousands of users has been exposed for years, and was discovered by Google this spring. Meanwhile, Google planned to add new workplace-oriented features to enhance the appeal of Google+ as a "secure corporate social network" to be used inside business operations.
  • Black Ops 4's day-one patch is a whopping 50 GB

    Black Ops 4's day-one patch is a whopping 50 GB

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    In light of the comments from Scronce, it seems as though this was an intended change to discourage players from using the move without worry of any drawbacks. The official Activision site states that after the 50 GB patch the final installation footprint will be around 55 GB in size on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Google falls after report it covered up potential security flaw

    Google falls after report it covered up potential security flaw

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    Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan not to notify users after an internal committee had reached that decision, according to the WSJ . Google Plus launched in 2011 as the advertising giant grew more concerned about competition from Facebook , which could pinpoint ads to users based on data they had shared about their friends, likes and online activity.
  • How to Watch Google Announce the Pixel 3 Later Today

    How to Watch Google Announce the Pixel 3 Later Today

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    What will Google present on October 9th? Last week we got to see in person the new 2018 Google Chromecast . Additionally, it will also have an Adreno 630 chip for graphics. The versatile tablet runs Chrome OS . Google has also addressed one of the biggest issues with the last year's 2 XL: the screen. The interface will make the selection of camera modes much simpler and will have Google Lens running in background when the camera is opening, constantly analysing everything in the ...
  • Intel Core i7-9700K hands on review

    Intel Core i7-9700K hands on review

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    This marks the first time Intel has offered an 8-core CPU for the mainstream desktop computing market. Notably, Intel is saying that the brand new Core i9-9900K is "hands-down, the world's best processor for gaming". The flagship Intel Core i9-9900K has a base clock 100 MHz lower than the i7-8700K but features the same 5.0 GHz single-core Turbo Boost clock as the i7-8086K.
  • New Google phone to test Apple

    New Google phone to test Apple

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    The review shows off the phone in all its glory, confirming what you get in the box, and 100% of its new features and specs. The Pixel 3 XL will bring what is perhaps the deepest notch yet, and some people are already finding it hard to digest.
  • Facebook announce Portal Video Calling Device

    Facebook announce Portal Video Calling Device

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    That means you can easily start a video call within Facebook Messenger, or you can watch the various content on Facebook's own video streaming service, Facebook Watch. Facebook is launching two versions of the Portal: A model with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display will cost $199, while the larger 15.6-inch 1080p Portal Plus will cost $349.
  • The OnePlus 6T will launch this month

    The OnePlus 6T will launch this month

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    We have numerous leaks of the OnePlus 6T and have a pretty solid idea what the phone would be like. The unveiling will land around two weeks earlier than that of the OnePlus 5T , which arrived on November 16, 2017. The attendees will also get to try the new OnePlus 6T smartphone at the experience zone at the launch venue. For those who don't fancy coughing-up for the live event, OnePlus will be streaming the launch event at oneplus.com/6T/launch .