• August 22, 2019

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No plans for streaming-only console – Xbox Chief

The head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company has not made plans to introduce a streaming-only console. Rumours in recent times have however suggested that Microsoft’s next-generation Project Scarlett console would ship with both a high-end version, and a “cloud console” with limited amounts of local compute for things […]

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Elon Musk Says Building a City on Mars Could Cost Up to $10 Trillion

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has not stopped at lofty talks of colonising Mars. He has even estimated the cost of having a self-sustaining civilization on the Red Planet which is “between $100 billion and $10 trillion”. Musk tweeted his estimates of building a city on Mars in response to a question posed by the Twitter […]

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Facebook hired human contractors to listen to audio from its Messenger app

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company claims it stopped using human workers to review audio clips more than a week ago, noting that contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. […]

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Google will now let Android users log in to some services without a password

After Microsoft, it’s now Google’s turn to rid the world of passwords. The tech giant’s now begun rolling out a new feature that allows Android users to use their phone’s hardware features to log into Google’s web services. The entire idea of not having to remember a password itself makes this new feature endearing but […]

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Huawei introduces new operating system HarmonyOS

Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android. In China, the software will be known as Hongmeng. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note 10 Plus: An initial overview

After weeks of leaks and rumours, we finally get to see the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note series; the Galaxy Note 10. Regardless of the rumours, finally getting your hands on the device at the unveiling event in Ghana gives the answer to a question asked by many last year; how was Samsung […]

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Apple slips to 4th place in a list of the world’s top smartphone makers

Apple slipped to fourth place in an IHS Markit list of the world’s top smartphone makers for the second quarter of 2019. The US-headquartered tech company slipped to fourth place in an IHS Markit list of the world’s top smartphone makers during the second quarter of 2019. It now sits behind Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for ad fraud

Facebook said Tuesday it’s suing two app developers in Asia for making money from advertising fraud, highlighting how the social network is cracking down on abuse on the platform. The app developers LionMobi in Hong Kong and JediMobi in Singapore released apps on the Google Play Store that infected a user’s phone with malware to […]

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5 things needed to impress users of Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung have produced a lot into the market this year but most have failed to make a splash and the one phone that did is now being delayed. That leaves the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus as Samsung’s last shot to beat competition rivals. Samsung often holds back its very best components and software […]

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Huawei sales grow 23% despite US restrictions on its business

Huawei is still growing despite a continued US campaign aimed at crimping its global reach. Sales jumped to more than $58 billion in the first six months of this year, boosted by growth in the Chinese tech firm’s smartphone business and an uptick in 5G network contracts,it said Tuesday. The Shenzhen-based company said that revenue […]