Electronics

A lot of Uber, Lyft rides get posted online without anyone noticing

A lot of Uber, Lyft rides get posted online without anyone noticing Jason Gargac live-streamed passengers' journeys on video-sharing site Twitch, where viewers would comment on their behaviour and appearance. Gargac told the Dispatch that he was just capturing "natural interactions between myself and the passengers - what a Lyft and Uber ride actually is". [Full Article...]

PS4 players excel in Fortnite's first $500,000 Solo Summer Skirmish tournament

PS4 players excel in Fortnite's first $500,000 Solo Summer Skirmish tournament Fortnite has successfully earned over $1 billion across all platforms. When the game came out in March, Epic Games had already announced that an Android version of the game would be coming out as well. Fortnite is part of the battle royale genre, which is now taking the world by storm. A post to the games Twitter account revealed that there will be a limited time in-game event involving ... [Full Article...]

There were images of the Galaxy Tab S

There were images of the Galaxy Tab S Apart from the Note 9, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will also come sporting design cues similar to their now available versions S8 and S8 Plus, respectively. This is apparently what the Note 9 will look like. In terms of rumoured specifications, the device will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. [Full Article...]

Trump's SCOTUS pick meets with key senators as nomination fight begins

Trump's SCOTUS pick meets with key senators as nomination fight begins Trump polls highly among voters in those states, and the closely watched Democratic trio will be under tremendous pressure to back the president. "A seat on the Supreme Court would let Kavanaugh and his allies expand attacks on the ability of government to regulate and enforce the rules on behalf of ordinary people", said Linda Jun, senior policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform. [Full Article...]

Apple launches new MacBook Pros with updated keyboard

Apple launches new MacBook Pros with updated keyboard The updated MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will now be configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM, compared with a maximum of 16 GB of RAM previously. Failing that, it may just be time to bite the bullet and check out the 2018 MacBook Pros in the hope that this new third-generation butterfly keyboard is up to snuff. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Season 5 is here and it’s big

Fortnite Season 5 is here and it’s big You'll probably get a fancy new back bling to match with it as well, but unfortunately we'll have to wait until at least Week 7 of Season 5 to see who this new character is, unless someone manages to data mine it before then. On closer inspection, this is the small erm, the umbrella/Minecraft axe shaped thing you'll spot on the map just west of Lazy Links (a new Season 5 location in the north)... [Full Article...]

Apple's USB Restricted Mode can be fooled, security researchers say

Apple's USB Restricted Mode can be fooled, security researchers say In other words, we have found no obvious way to break USB Restricted Mode once it is already engaged. Elcomsoft explained that this issue with the USB Restricted Mode feature arises from the fact that Apple doesn't enforce cryptographic authentication for iPhone accessories, except for its own. [Full Article...]

Can Microsoft's Surface Go unseat Apple's iPad?

Can Microsoft's Surface Go unseat Apple's iPad? A Surface Go Signature Type Cover will set you back another $99, but includes a touchpad so you can keep your mousing habits instead of having to develop gorilla arms stretching out to use the touch screen . Here's everything you need to know about the new product, which really seems to be taking aim at the iPad . Better yet, Microsoft has managed to deliver full-sized keys (now with more ... [Full Article...]

Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Star release date

Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Star release date Recent reports claimed that parts for the foldable handset are already in the making, with Samsung aiming for an early 2019 launch. Many analysts expect that the Galaxy S9's poor sales have contributed heavily to this decline, and they're expecting it to be the worst selling Samsung flagship since the Galaxy S3. [Full Article...]

Samsung investigating messaging bug that sends private photos to contacts at random

A Reddit user reported their Samsung phone sent their entire photo gallery to their girlfriend. The T-Mobile update seems to be occurring automatically, and many users may not realize their phones have already updated. Another referenced the self-immolation of Note 7s debacle by stating: "Give me a spontaneously exploding phone any day of the week, Samsung, instead of this nightmare scena... [Full Article...]

Apple’s high-end headphones may ship in 2019

Apple’s high-end headphones may ship in 2019 Apple is even considering adding biometric sensors – like a heart rate monitor – to future models. With the AirPods , Apple has created a bold new kind of wireless headphone, removing the annoyances of struggling to pair and remembering to turn them off to avoid battery drain. [Full Article...]

Instagram competes with Youtube, launches IGTV

Instagram competes with Youtube, launches IGTV The update comes as Instagram , which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion - is looking to compete with fellow video platform YouTube for young users. Creators will have their own dedicated channels, too. Once you open the IGTV app, content from individuals that you follow will automatically begin playing. [Full Article...]

Android Messages finally gets a web interface

Android Messages finally gets a web interface To get started, go to messages.android.com in your web browser where a QR code will appear. There's also a toggle to "Remember this computer". Supported browsers include Chrome , Firefox, Safari , and Microsoft Edge . A notable exception is Samsung. Open the new Messages for web from here. But it does sync your progress across devices, so you can do things like listen to an episode in the v... [Full Article...]

Apple's new iOS will relay location for 911 calls

Apple's new iOS will relay location for 911 calls Only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call. Approximately 80 percent of 911 calls come from cell phones , however, which is why it's critical to fix this system. The move is meant to address the problems with dialing emergency services from a cell phone, where outdated infrastructure has made it hard to obtain a mobile caller's location qui... [Full Article...]

Spider-Man Gameplay Footage Reveals First Major Boss Fight

Spider-Man Gameplay Footage Reveals First Major Boss Fight The Last of Us Part II's lengthy demo was exceptional, blending an exquisitely rendered cutscene that showed a moment of beauty in Ellie's life with a desperate, soul destroying fight for survival that takes the first game's brutality and dials it up several notches. [Full Article...]

Bethesda Officially Announces The Elder Scrolls VI

Bethesda Officially Announces The Elder Scrolls VI This isn't likely until around 2020, so that means Elder Scrolls 6 has a number of years until it will be available. If it can do the same with Starfield , it may have a hit on its hands for a whole new sci-fi audience. Named Elder Scrolls Blades , it's apparently a "pure Elder Scrolls game" with "console-quality graphics" despite seemingly being a primarily smartphone-based game. [Full Article...]

Anthem at EA Play 2018

There will be cosmetics and vanity items available for purchase, but there will be no loot boxes. Finally the game is given a February 2019 release date and it seems to be set in stone. When it was released in 2016, the original Unravel game was a visual delight. Anthem is a game that has intrigued shooter fans since it's announcement previous year. [Full Article...]

Fallout 76 trailer reveals it is Four Times Bigger than Fallout 4

Fallout 76 trailer reveals it is Four Times Bigger than Fallout 4 You play as one of the first settlers from the first vault to open in the post-war wasteland. Bethesda mentioned that they want all versions of the game to connect to each other. You do, however, also get a duffel bag, a steelcase, collectible (and paintable) figurines, bonus digital items, and a glow-in-the-dark Fallout 76 map. [Full Article...]

Madden finally returns to the PC with this year's installment

Madden finally returns to the PC with this year's installment Video game stories from other sites on the web. It sounds like a great deal if you're planning on picking these titles up anyway, and a viable option for users to save a little money on all the new games coming their way soon. Origin Access Premier price is $100 for the year and $15 per month in the US. It costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. 10 percent discount in the Origin Store on ful... [Full Article...]

Save $30 on Amazon's New Fire TV Cube

Save $30 on Amazon's New Fire TV Cube The device, available for purchase starting June 21, lets users adjust the volume on compatible TVs, switch inputs, change the channel and power on and off by using their voice . "And, it's just the beginning". Advanced beamforming technology combines the signals from the individual microphones to suppress noise, reverberation, content now playing, and even competing speech to make sure Alexa cle... [Full Article...]


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