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Industry Samsung plans India-only phones to challenge Chinese rivals
Author: 0 Samsung plans India-only phones to challenge Chinese rivals

Samsung has officially confirmed its newly minted Galaxy M series is coming to India on Monday, January 28. While the firm has already scheduled a launch event for the more interesting Galaxy S10, nothing has been heard of the Galaxy M phones in terms of their launch date.

Industry Samsung Family Hub refrigerators get extra smarts for 2019
Author: 0 Samsung Family Hub refrigerators get extra smarts for 2019

At their conference at CES 2019 , Samsung pushed connectivity across all products, using their own home brand voice-assistant and AI technology in your vehicle so you can enjoy a "connected auto experience" with its new Digital Cockpit 2019 and Bixby .

Industry Google Assistant Now Available on nearly a Billion Devices
Author: 0 Google Assistant Now Available on nearly a Billion Devices

How did Google beat Amazon to this number? The company said the number of smart devices that connect with Google Assistant increased more than 600 percent since a year ago. Smart Assistant speakers are going to rule the market in coming days and the recent report of device sales gives a great indication towards it. The company also showcased a smaller MicroLED panel at 75 inches, which would be a more practical and affordable setup for most homes.

Industry Xiaomi Phone Folds Twice
Author: 0 Xiaomi Phone Folds Twice

Earlier a year ago, ET News had reported that Xiaomi was developing an "outfolding" phone with plans to release it sometime in 2019. Samsung's foldable device was basically manufactured to function as a phone as it flexed inwards into a smartphone once the user wanted to make a call.

Industry 'Project CARS' Developer Announces New Mad Box Console
Author: 0 'Project CARS' Developer Announces New Mad Box Console

What primarily seems to be focused on VR, the aptly named Mad Box console will support most VR headsets and, get this, run VR at a whopping 60 FPS (frames per second), "per eye". And while VR gaming isn't exactly hot right now, it could catch on by the time the Mad Box is ready for prime-time. "We have the required hardware contacts to be able to bring something epic to fruition based on our designs", Ian Bell told Variety .

Industry Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS
Author: 0 Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS

According to Net Market Share , however, Windows 10 now has a usage share of 39.22%, beating Windows 7's 36.90% usage share. Other market share estimators reckoned the glorious moment happened earlier a year ago - StatCounter reckoned January 2018 saw the world stumble into a Windows 10-powered future, but it took until December for NetMarketShare to agree.

Industry With or Without Facebook, Android sends data to the social network
Author: 0 With or Without Facebook, Android sends data to the social network

Facebook has been in hot water since early a year ago when it was revealed that the company exposed data of around 87 million users to a Cambridge Analytica researcher, who was working for the Trump campaign. If combined, event data such as "App installed", "SDK Initialized" and "Deactivate app" from different apps also offer a detailed insight into the app usage behavior of hundreds of millions of people.

Industry As outage affecting 911 calls continues, FCC launches an investigation
Author: 0 As outage affecting 911 calls continues, FCC launches an investigation

The outage also cut off internet service for CenturyLink customers in some cities, including Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, CNN affiliate KOMO in Seattle reported . "I tried again on a cell phone and I got nothing". Finally, late Thursday night, the company said its engineers had identified "a network element that was impacting customer services." and was working to restore service.

Industry McLaren launches Senna edition P1 auto
Author: 0 McLaren launches Senna edition P1 auto

The auto commemorates the 30th anniversary of Senna's first world championship title and is emblazoned with the driver's race number 12 on the nose and rear wing endplates. It also gets a 24ct gold heatshield, Lexan rear cover and modified engine bay shrouds. The auto has been aptly christened "Beco" by the owner which was a nickname given to Senna by his family and friends.

Industry This could be Samsung's answer to Google's 'Night Sight' and OnePlus' 'Nightscape'
Author: 0 This could be Samsung's answer to Google's 'Night Sight' and OnePlus' 'Nightscape'

Considering these leaks, Galaxy S10 Lite will sport FHD screen with 1080x2280 display whereas Galaxy S10 Plus is likely to feature QHD screen with 1440X3040 resolution. If its anywhere near as magical as the Night Sight feature on the Google Pixel 3 , it'll be a real masterpiece. "Take bright pictures even in very dark conditions", says the code.

Industry Sub-Saharan Africa's gender gap widens again after signs of progress
Author: 0 Sub-Saharan Africa's gender gap widens again after signs of progress

WEF also noted that India continues to rank third-lowest in the world on health and survival, remaining the world's least-improved country on this subindex over the past decade. Iceland: "It has closed over 85% of its overall gender gap". "Women as a group do get paid less than men as a group", the famous economist Thomas Sowell wrote in August 2016.

Industry Huawei Nova 4 official with punch-hole display, 48-megapixel camera
Author: 0 Huawei Nova 4 official with punch-hole display, 48-megapixel camera

For security, it'll have a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. Effectively burying its July-released Nova 3 along with its DSLR controversy , Huawei has introduced a new 6.4-inch offering in the form of the Nova 4 . The Nova 4 comes with Android 9 out of the box under EMUI 9.0.1. The phone is backed by a 3750mAh battery which promises to deliver a day-long battery backup.

Industry Get fancy with Google Assistant’s two new British and Australian accents
Author: 0 Get fancy with Google Assistant’s two new British and Australian accents

Now, two new voices, or rather accents, are joining the roster - Australian and British. From there, select either "Sydney Harbour Blue" for the Australian voice, or "British Racing Green" for the British iteration. The functions are the same, it's just in a new accented voice. Back at Google I/O, we were promised a lot of things. Google began offering residents in the United Kingdom more choices for voices after Google I/O earlier this year, including male voices that includes ...

Industry Qualcomm seeks broader China iPhone ban as Apple pushes software update
Author: 0 Qualcomm seeks broader China iPhone ban as Apple pushes software update

Currently, all the models of the iPhone are available in China. A Chinese court earlier this week banned a series of iPhones after ruling that they violate two Qualcomm software patents, and after filing an appeal, Apple has also published a request for consideration to warn of the effects such a restriction would have.

Industry OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition receives extra fast 30W charging abilities
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition receives extra fast 30W charging abilities

The previous top-of-the-line OnePlus 6T model sports includes 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $629, but now the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage comes in at $699. This means that the new McLaren Edition OnePlus will be as responsive and swift as a Formula One auto! On the other hand, the 6T McLaren Edition's charger has the vehicle company's logo, and the cable is black and orange (which is reminiscent of the one found shipped with the OPPO ...

Industry Obsidian Reveals the Hilarious First Trailer for The Outer Worlds
Author: 0 Obsidian Reveals the Hilarious First Trailer for The Outer Worlds

There is now no date set or platforms revealed for The Outer Worlds . "In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable", Obsidian wrote. In true Obsidian style, the game is player-driven. Players can decide if their character is afraid of certain enemies, which temporarily decreases the character's stats while fighting them but provides permanent perks as a trade-off.

Industry CS:GO Danger Zone
Author: 0 CS:GO Danger Zone

Instead, players will be able to play Solo, Duos or Trios on a single map, Blackout , in 16 player matches. Within the case is multiple different skins that players can use in the Danger Zone battle royale or matchmaking. While there has been concern that going free-to-play could mean more cheaters will join, former CS:GO caster HenryG believes the update is a huge net positive .

Industry Microsoft Confirms It Will Adopt Chromium for Microsoft Edge
Author: 0 Microsoft Confirms It Will Adopt Chromium for Microsoft Edge

We will contribute web platform enhancements to make Chromium-based browsers better on Windows devices: Even if you don't use Edge , Microsoft still wants your experience on Windows to be a positive one. While Microsoft and Google seem to be on the same page , it is still not known yet whether Google will create a Windows Store version of Chrome .

Industry Fortnite Season 7 Adds Snowy Map Terrain, Planes, and Weapon Skins
Author: 0 Fortnite Season 7 Adds Snowy Map Terrain, Planes, and Weapon Skins

Now, a popular weapon from the mobile title has a made a return in the spotlight thanks to the appearance of the Infinity Blade sword in Season 7 of Fortnite . It has a distinct Minecraft vibe, but with Fortnite's robust competitive rulesets to play with, and stands out as a unique feature among the big battle royale games.

Industry New leaks tease Samsung’s final Galaxy S10 all-screen design
Author: 0 New leaks tease Samsung’s final Galaxy S10 all-screen design

While the leaked poster doesn't show the Huawei Nova 4 , it is likely to adopt a similar front design as the Infinity-O display cut-out on its left corner as seen on Samsung's Developer Conference last month. At the time, the South Korean company had only confirmed that Galaxy A8s would be the first device to feature the display. The Galaxy A8s is expected to come with a vertically aligned triple rear camera setup with a combination of a 24-megapixel primary camera, and 10-megapixel ...

Industry OnePlus Will Have the First Snapdragon 855 Phone, Says CEO
Author: 0 OnePlus Will Have the First Snapdragon 855 Phone, Says CEO

The Snapdragon 855 announced by Qualcomm and the existing Snapdragon X50 LTE modem are all that Android smartphones would need to crank out 5G-ready smartphones. Aside from Samsung getting into bed with two hardcore rivals, Motorola is working with Verizon for its own device, while LG has plans to launch its own 5G compatible device on Sprint's network, also for the first half of 2019.

Industry Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store
Author: 0 Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store

Today, Epic announced that it's launching a new Creative mode for Fortnite , giving players the ability to customize their own private island. But the company was quick to recognise the value of providing both DRM to other games companies, as well as an online portal through which they could be sold.

Industry Holy cow! Australian steer weighs more than a ton, stands 6'3
Author: 0 Holy cow! Australian steer weighs more than a ton, stands 6'3

Despite other members of Knickers's herd being sent to the slaughterhouse, Pearson said he chose to let Knickers stay on the feedlot as "he's not hurting anyone". "We always got comments from anyone who saw him but he's rapidly becoming a local celebrity now". Owner Geoff Pearson said that Knickers' sheer size saved him from the abattoir.

Industry Best Black Friday 2018 Amazon Echo Deal to Buy
Author: 0 Best Black Friday 2018 Amazon Echo Deal to Buy

It's not just Microsoft , of course. With this combination, users can make and receive hands-free Skype calls through their Echo devices. It is possible to stream songs via Amazon Music, Spotify, SiriusXM and much more. "With Skype and Alexa, you can now connect with your friends and family around the world completely hands-free". Now sign in using the same Microsoft account that you use for Skype .

Industry Hey Siri, OK Google
Author: 0 Hey Siri, OK Google

Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Assistant app installed, then open it up. Adding a Chromecast device to your existing home theater setup makes streaming from mobile apps and even your PC incredibly simple, and extends the world of Google Assistant past the realm of audio-only interaction.