Sci-tech

by | March 14, 2019 | 10:25

When you get a notificaion, Android will display a little "Notification Bell" icon next to the message, alerting you that it's a brand new notification. There's also new runtime permission which lets users control app access to Videos, Photos, Audio, and other files. In its blog, Google talks about how Android has been made keeping security and privacy at the centre with things like OS controls, file-based encryption, Google Play Protect, and more.

by | March 14, 2019 | 06:26

According to the report, they shared that people are unable to send out emails using their Gmail accounts. "The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour", the company had originally posted on its service website.

by | March 14, 2019 | 06:23

Verizon says it expects to have 5G in 30 cities this year. The good news for customers looking to be among the first Verizon customers to take advantage of the faster speeds is that 5G access will only cost you $10 extra each month. Alternatively, you can upgrade your smartphone to a Moto Z3 for $10 a month for 24 months, which means you'd save $240 off the regular price. "Minneapolis will see a similar concentration, focused on the Downtown West, Downtown East, and Elliot Park areas of the ...

by | March 14, 2019 | 00:46

It was unclear when the issue might be resolved. - Facebook and Instagram were down on Wednesday, according to users worldwide. KNOE has not been able to post on Facebook since just after 11 a.m. The outages are mainly in the US, UK, India, Philippines and parts of Latin America. Its Facebook outage map showed hotspots in the heavily populated areas of the United States, in northern Europe including the UK, and also instances in the UAE.

by | March 13, 2019 | 05:09

The games will be released in an unusual staggered fashion, with Reach coming out first. Ruffian and Splash Damage are collaborating on the port - though apparently the developers take exception to that specific word. This is something that the community has practically begged for, and Microsoft and 343 Industries granting them their wish should be commended. Microsoft said it also plans to sell each game individually, as well as in the Master Chief Collection bundle.

by | March 12, 2019 | 21:21

Premium users will now have access to "the ultimate package of 40 million songs, top podcasts, more than 85,000 episodes of TV, movies and original content" according to Spotify. If new subscribers have an existing Hulu account, they're still eligible for the promotion if they switch billing to Spotify and don't have add-ons on Hulu.

by | March 12, 2019 | 19:12

By the way, Microsoft will release new "Patch Tuesday" updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 later today , so stay tuned to OnMSFT if you want to get all the details about these new patches. As reported by Hexus , Microsoft is working on a fix for this issue, but suggests that anyone impacted too negatively by the update to uninstall it for now while a patch is developed.

by | March 12, 2019 | 17:09

For months, Apple has been rumored to be working on a streaming video service, and it looks like the company will finally unveil its next offering on March 25 . In addition to that, it was also rumoured that Apple will be announcing its TV streaming service through this event which is apt given the teaser.

by | March 11, 2019 | 17:41

Project Treble is Google's move to make it easier for phone makers to update Android on their devices, separating the actual Android code from the layers that these other companies add on top - which should mean updates get pushed out faster.

by | March 10, 2019 | 21:33

Apple has been working on AR for a while now and we saw some leaks in the past speculating that the company might release its first Augmented Reality headset soon. Apple typically takes its sweet time to enter new product categories, but the wait may soon be over. It is well known that Apple is enthusiastic about the new-age Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

by | March 10, 2019 | 19:31

Also included is a Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera and more. Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said this is meant to encourage interactions among players, virtual or not. Two expansion sets, comprising the Elephant, Camera, Bird and Wind Pedal Toy-Con projects, will also be available for $19.99 each. The Nintendo Switch's cardboard self-assembly range, Nintendo Labo , is moving into virtual reality through Nintendo Labo: VR Kit , due April 2019.

by | March 10, 2019 | 19:04

For whatever reason, some game developers create completely unique gameplay experiences based on their existing properties and not bother naming it something else entirely. Beyond that, it also appears that another console title for the series is on its way. The game is also only now going to be released in Japan, and Square Enix doesn't know if it'll ever come to the West.

by | March 10, 2019 | 16:10

According to sources, the S10 phones have broken pre-order records in both the U.S. and UK. Secondly, you must be new to Spotify Premium. With YouTube Music, subscribers get access to millions of official songs, live performances, music videos, and more ad-free, offline and in the background when they're on Premium.

by | March 09, 2019 | 23:02

Continued Conversation will reportedly be live on all Assistant smart displays in the next few days. At the time of this writing, the Google Home support page regarding Continued Conversation doesn't list the Home Hub just yet, but the company has already confirmed to Android Central that the feature is making its way to all Smart Displays.

by | March 09, 2019 | 13:01

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus also feature a fast and secure ultrasonic fingerprint sensor embedded under the display. The €2,000 Galaxy Fold keeps its flexible OLED on the inside, like a paperback novel. But he noted that while an out-folding design like the Mate X can close fully, the fact that the screens are on the outside makes it prone to user errors (e.g.

by | March 09, 2019 | 11:11

The S10 + is also available in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB models, while the S10 is offered in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB versions and the S10e is available in 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants. The experiences were put together by creative agency We're Magnetic , in partnership with Samsung, and they're coming first to New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Austin.

by | March 08, 2019 | 22:41

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel were on hand to announce the legislation in the Capitol building. In context: The battle for net neutrality has raged on for well over a year now, and there's still no clear end in sight.

by | March 08, 2019 | 08:52

This window will display the current versions of Chrome and allow you to check for the latest updates. And if that is the case, do yourself a solid and update Chrome , "like right this minute". According to its blog post , it may only impact people running Windows 7 32-bit systems, and those people are encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of the OS, or install patches when/if Microsoft makes them available (seriously, it's time to move on).

by | March 07, 2019 | 22:15

Well, no more! Today, the PlayStation 4 gets its 6.50 firmware update, which finally opens the gates for iOS users. You can now enjoy Remote Play on iOS devices. If your PS4 can not be found automatically, you will need to manually register the iOS device. Sony recommends using at least an iPhone 7 , a sixth-gen iPad or a second-gen iPad Pro or later.

by | March 07, 2019 | 16:26

The new Toy-Con-as Labo kits are called-launches on April 12, and includes new minigames as well as additional physical cardboard to make the VR headset. There's no video for the new kits just yet, but you can read the full U.S. press release below. Nintendo has announced two new Labo sets, this time embracing the world of virtual reality.

by | March 06, 2019 | 13:21

The other would fold out like the Huawei Mate X . The Galaxy Fold has an inward folding design with a secondary cover display. The vertically folding device is reportedly planned for an unveiling either late this year or early next year.

by | March 05, 2019 | 22:55

Indeed, multiple users have gotten in touch with Kotaku , with the website itself stating: "We've also gotten tips from players affected by the issue, including at least one who says that ANTHEM bricked their PS4 as well". EA plans to find the root cause of the issue through the info gathering in order to fix it. Have you reported your crash data when prompted? Although far less frequent, there have also been some reports of Xbox consoles crashing as well.

by | March 04, 2019 | 22:52

He said, "For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security". Twitter user Jeremy Burge pointed out, in a thread, that phone numbers could be searched, with "no way to disable" the feature. The fraction of users that have [two-factor authentication] enabled must be small, so the usage gain is minimal, while the PR risk is huge. "In April 2018, we removed the ability to enter another person's phone number or email address into the Facebook search bar to help ...

by | March 04, 2019 | 22:17

The USB Promoter Group, the standards body in charge of the USB specification , has formally introduced the USB4 specification in draft form today, with hopes of finalizing the standard within the next few months. USB4 promises to double the transfer speeds of USB 3 .2 thanks in part to a critical move made by Intel. Manufacturers of end devices pay a one-time fee for the certification, which is the only payment required to obtain the Thunderbolt 3 badge, but cable makers are subject to ...

by | March 04, 2019 | 20:55

We already knew that Facebook had lied about only using phone numbers gathered via 2FA setup for security purposes: researchers discovered in September 2018 that Facebook used those numbers to inform targeted advertisements . For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. While it is not the only way to pursue the Two-factor authentication, most of us follow the above way.