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Tech German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Author: 0 German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple

But a regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm suit as groundless in an initial verbal decision , saying the patent in question was not violated by the installation of its chips in Apple's smartphones. However, Williams' comments appear to contradict testimony from Qualcomm's CEO Steven Mollenkopf. Also, Apple won't be able to launch 5G iPhones this year because Intel's 5G chips won't be ready until 2020.

Tech U.S. government pursues criminal charges against Huawei
Author: 0 U.S. government pursues criminal charges against Huawei

Meanwhile, as President Donald Trump considers an executive order that would bar U.S. companies from using equipment made by Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese telecommunications firms, a group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban Chinese telecommunications companies from buying chips and components made in the U.S., Reuters reports .

Tech Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed
Author: 0 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

While Tesla may have the crown for most well-known EV maker, there are lots of brands creeping in to take a share of the market. Available upgrades include an ST Street Pack and an ST Track Pack. A flat-bottomed heated steering wheel embossed with an ST logo, as well as unique floor mats, are subtle ST-exclusive cues. The ST replaces the Explorer Sport in the new sixth-generation lineup gaining a punchier engine, tighter chassis tuning and exclusive styling.

Tech Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20
Author: 0 Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20

In the invite the company said, "On February 20 , Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences based on 10 years of innovations". As you can see in the photos provided by Business Insider, the phone was there, in full view, somewhere on the Samsung booth at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Tech New Windows 10 preview makes useful security and accessibility tweaks
Author: 0 New Windows 10 preview makes useful security and accessibility tweaks

Sadly, there's no indication that the most popular version of Microsoft's OS-Windows 10 Home-will see any changes to its install process, so if you want Cortana to pipe down, you can do what I do and do not forget to turn the volume down prior to a wipe or install, or just plug in a pair of headphones.

Tech ‘Fortnite’ Season 7, Week 5 Challenges Guide
Author: 0 ‘Fortnite’ Season 7, Week 5 Challenges Guide

We've reached the halfway point for Fortnite: Battle Royale's season seven challenges, so expect a good mix of tasks to do this time. The third and final stage includes the air traffic control tower in the new snow biome added by Epic Games in Season 7.

Tech Instagram Restores Scrolling Feature After Users Slam Latest Update
Author: 0 Instagram Restores Scrolling Feature After Users Slam Latest Update

After the update users now had to swipe left (or right) or tap through the posts in the app, like a modified horizontal scroll. With the new layout, it was not so easy to quickly fly through the feed. It remains to be seen whether Instagram will try to roll out this now-controversial feature again, considering the hostile feedback the test received.

Tech CenturyLink outage affects Minnesota customers
Author: 0 CenturyLink outage affects Minnesota customers

As of 3:30 Friday morning, CenturyLink tweeted that it was still working to restore service. 911 callers across the United States found themselves on hold this week as telecom giant CenturyLink experienced a national outage. Idaho Emergency Office Management Director Brad Richy says he didn't receive any reports of 911 service failures, but some state offices lost phone service.

Tech Apple's High-End iPhones Will Be Produced in India
Author: 0 Apple's High-End iPhones Will Be Produced in India

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters that Foxconn had lined up a Rs 25 billion ($356 million) investment at its Sriperumbudur plant. Moving iPhone production to India mitigates that risk and also helps Apple improve its relations in the critically important Indian market where the middle class is soaring and import taxes on products companies want to sell there are still quite high.

Author: 0 The New Instagram Update Is Causing Outrage

Twitter user Jeffree Star lamented "this #instagramupdate nearly ruined my morning!" while journalist Alex Heath of the online service Cheddar remarked that it "seems maybe meant to reduce mindless vertical scrolling?" The tap-to-advance method to browse your friends' content more closely resembles the interaction within the popular "Stories" feature on Instagram .

Tech President Trump blows it while taking calls from children about Santa
Author: 0 President Trump blows it while taking calls from children about Santa

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump also participated in phone calls in 2017. If you thought the government shutdown meant you could work in secrecy today (Dec. Trump usually celebrates Christmas at his Florida estate. Trump said, captured on video . "I was like, 'wow.' I was shocked", Collman told the Charleston newspaper.

Tech Save $100 On The Latest Apple iPad
Author: 0 Save $100 On The Latest Apple iPad

It seems like the issue is affecting both brand new iPad Pros and regular devices. It is unclear if the problem will impact the new 11 and 12.9-inch 2018 iPad Pro models, as these devices are too new and the problem appears to surface after several months of usage.

Tech PUBG Vikendi Map Arrives Just in Time for Christmas
Author: 0 PUBG Vikendi Map Arrives Just in Time for Christmas

PUBG Corp has confirmed the launch date and time of the new snow map Vikendi . Vikendi measures 6x6 on the scale, which is bigger than the previously released Sanhok map. The Vikendi Survivor Pass lasts 10 weeks total, giving PUBG players the ability to complete special missions to unlock extra rewards. Bluehole has now released the update on the live servers, and the update comes with some interesting additions.

Tech 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 to come with SM-G977 model number
Author: 0 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 to come with SM-G977 model number

However, this raised some questions about the Galaxy S10, which is also expected to feature an Infinity O display. Aside from the rumored 5G capabilities, this handset will also reportedly ship with hardware features not found in other variants of the Galaxy S10 series.

Tech Nintendo Switch is Now America's Fastest-Selling Gaming Console
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch is Now America's Fastest-Selling Gaming Console

Ultimate has nudged Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II into second spot, which has been top dog for most weeks since its release. Nintendo has sold 8.7 million Switch consoles since its launch 21 months ago, making it the fastest-selling video game systems in the USA during that time, according to data from the NPD Group .

Tech OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Is the Company's Most Expensive Phone
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Is the Company's Most Expensive Phone

The company says that it has used the new Integrated Circuits in both the charger and the phone . OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition in collaboration with McLaren. The 5G phone should cost $200 to $300 more than the OnePlus 6T, which starts at $550 in the United States, but that's something we already knew. In this new and even faster wired charging technology, 30 Watts of power flows through the smartphone while charging.

Tech Over 50 Million Users Affected
Author: 0 Over 50 Million Users Affected

Google said the bug allowed apps -which were granted permission to view Google+ profile data- to incorrectly receive permission to view profile information that the user had set to "not-public". "We discovered this bug as part of our standard and ongoing testing procedures and fixed it within a week of it being introduced". No third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the developers who inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any ...

Tech Aussie Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth charged over alleged livestreamed assault
Author: 0 Aussie Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth charged over alleged livestreamed assault

Then, what appears to be the sound of a slap can be heard off camera. " No computer, I'm sick of this shit ", a woman's voice is heard to respond. "Don't hit me in the face", she said. The wife, a 21-year-old woman from western Sydney , later tells her husband she isn't going to leave until she makes her point and he apologises to her.

Tech Fortnite Season 7 arrives with new Iceberg biome, Wraps and planes
Author: 0 Fortnite Season 7 arrives with new Iceberg biome, Wraps and planes

See the map and detailed images of each location below. Battle Pass owners will have early access to their own Creative island for one week, then all players will receive islands on December 13, 2018 . From there the camera zooms out to a room of the cartoonish, now-iconic Fortnite characters watching it all unfold on their TV, when they get shocked out of their reverie by the major addition to Fortnite's new season: Christmas.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10 is shown in the photo
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10 is shown in the photo

The company has now confirmed us the date for the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy A8s to be December 10th. To give the Galaxy S10 + a fresher look, it appears to come in a variety of gradient colours that flow not only on the glass panel but on the aluminium frame as well.

Tech Make Your Own Fortnite With Fortnite Creative
Author: 0 Make Your Own Fortnite With Fortnite Creative

Apart from that, Epic also promises that developers will own their game page and newsfeed and there won't be any store-placed ads, cross-marketing of other competing games or paid ads in search results. The Battle Pass typically costs around $10 worth of the in-game V-Bucks per season, but it's possible to amass that many V-Bucks without spending a dime.

Tech Hands On With Samsung and Verizon's First 5G Phone
Author: 0 Hands On With Samsung and Verizon's First 5G Phone

According to the leaks, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be the first mobile processor to support multi-gigabit 5G connections. The Snapdragon 855 platform will come with a Cat-20 4G modem offering up to 2Gbps download speeds, called the X24.

Tech Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India
Author: 0 Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India

A case in point was in 2016, when Apple refused a United States government demand to unlock an iPhone used in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, in which 14 people were killed and 22 people were injured. The old app will be available for download and use by 5pm on December 4, said India's second-largest private lender by assets. The two applications can be put back on the Play Store, after providing Google all evidence of having removed all traces of malicious software.

Tech Google is reportedly shuttting down Hangouts in 2020
Author: 0 Google is reportedly shuttting down Hangouts in 2020

Whether or not that holds up remains to be seen, and Google isn't officially saying anything about the app's future, but the writing has been on the wall since. While Hangouts Chat, much like Slack, was meant for easy conversations between the team and the organization, Hangouts Meet was introduced as a video-calling platform for fast, easy and convenient meetings.

Tech Nintendo Switch Top-Selling Console Online During 5-Day Thanksgiving Weekend
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Top-Selling Console Online During 5-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

This includes the recently released Pokémon: Lets Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Lets Go, Eevee! games, as well as the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Year-over year, sales of the console over those five days were up by 115%. Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be in the rearview mirror, but that doesn't mean the deals are entirely behind us. eBay just launched a staggeringly good discount code that slashes 15% off nearly everything on its auction site.

Tech Supreme Court to Hear Apple Antitrust Case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to Hear Apple Antitrust Case

When software developers offer their products, Apple reviews them for compatibility and malware and, once they are approved, charges the developer a 30 percent commission. If so, the consumer is a direct purchaser and should therefore be permitted to bring an antitrust claim. Apple's routine sales of tens of millions of iPhones and billions in App Store revenue certainly point to the idea that developers are being gouged on sales fees.

Tech Red Dead Online Beta Not Working For Xbox One Players, Rockstar Confirms
Author: 0 Red Dead Online Beta Not Working For Xbox One Players, Rockstar Confirms

Red Dead Online will be in early access and beta phase for now. We're getting started with the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode, and right out the gate your first task is to create a character. "The launch of the Red Dead Online beta is the first step in what will be a continually expanding and dynamic world, and the beta period will allow us to deal with the inevitable turbulence of launching any online experience of this size and scale", Rockstar Games said in a statement .

Tech Some Amazon Black Friday 2018 Game Deals Are Available Now
Author: 0 Some Amazon Black Friday 2018 Game Deals Are Available Now

Numerous retailers have started their Black Friday discounts early, giving gamers the opportunity to save some cash without having to fearless the weekend crowds. For the same price you can also get a 1TB One S Battlefield V bundle on the same eBay store. You get the purchase price back via mail-in rebate. Online retail giant Amazon has joined in on the early Black Friday craze, with multiple video game deals now live.

Tech Facebook, Instagram hit by global outage due to unspecified problems
Author: 0 Facebook, Instagram hit by global outage due to unspecified problems

San Francisco: Just days after photo-messaging app Instagram rolled out the feature to track users' time spent on the app, Facebook has now released "Your Time on Facebook" tool that counts how many minutes people spend on the app. "We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can". It is not known if the outages for both platforms are connected. In the meantime, Twitter is popping today and it's mostly because people can't write lengthy diatribes on Facebook or goof off in ...

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy F Foldable Phone Colors Options Leaked
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy F Foldable Phone Colors Options Leaked

Finally there in an enviromental test to test the handsets in different environments, you can find out more details at the link below. Samsung Galaxy A9 has a Full HD+ 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display . The S10 setup will probably be similar. The WSJ suggests that all of these models will likely be revealed in the Spring of 2019, while the Beyond X model will be released when 5G is ready to launch (presumably with one or more major carriers in the U.S., but maybe just South ...

Tech PlayStation Digital Black Friday Deals Live Now
Author: 0 PlayStation Digital Black Friday Deals Live Now

Black Friday is fast approaching and it's the season for holiday deals on video games. So, grab your wallet and get ready to spend some more of your hard earned cash on awesome games. We might not see anything better than this the rest of the year, so act soon if you want to save yourself a couple of bucks. All orders over $35 will have free shipping, so make sure you take advantage of that and get ready for the holidays.

Tech Pokemon Let's Go Rare Pokemon Locations Guide
Author: 0 Pokemon Let's Go Rare Pokemon Locations Guide

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu andEevee is available now, and we're helping people with a series of guides. Stats are influenced by the stats over in Pokemon Go , too, so you can predict roughly how good a transferred Pokemon will be. To transfer Pokemon , you need to reach Fuchsia City in Pokemon : Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee! " Let's Go , Pikachu!" and " Let's Go , Eevee! " are user-friendly enough to do just that.

Tech A fix is incoming for the Google Pixel 3 XL buzzing sound
Author: 0 A fix is incoming for the Google Pixel 3 XL buzzing sound

Until now, nearly every smartphone was having the issue of bad quality photos taken in the night time or in low light environments. Even without Night Sight , the Pixel family of phones-like the Nexus 5X and 6P before them-already excel in low-light photography.

Tech Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview
Author: 0 Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview

Windows 10 takes a leap forward for UI fanatics today as Microsoft introduces a brand new system-wide theme that turns the Windows Shell, which includes the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center from dark to light . This doesn't really give many details and, of course, the real tests will all come about when users get to play and see if the reality lives up to the hype.

Tech Xbox One Receiving Mouse and Keyboard Support Next Week
Author: 0 Xbox One Receiving Mouse and Keyboard Support Next Week

The biggest addition of the Xbox One November Update is the introduction of mouse and keyboard support , which will allow developers from now on to add support to their games. PUBG was part of the Xbox Free Play Days program as well and was free to play for all Xbox One users until Sunday, November 11. It's not so good for racers, beat'em ups, or sports titles, where the nuance of analog sticks and triggers can be more impactful.

Tech Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models
Author: 0 Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models

If your iPhone X's screen is, say, cracked, and it prevents the fix from being performed without further damage, it's highly likely you will need to get that fixed first. Two of Apple's most popular products over the past year could be subject to some rather nasty malfunctions according to the company. If you have had either of these issues repaired by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider then you should get in touch with Apple to arrange a refund.

Tech Chinese state media debuts 'AI' news anchors
Author: 0 Chinese state media debuts 'AI' news anchors

The anchor's machine learning programme is able to synthesise realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions, Xinhua said , to deliver news with "the same effect" as a human. "I look forward to bringing you brand-new news experiences". The anchors - the Chinese one is modelled on real-life newsreader Qiu Hao and sports a black suit and red tie - are part of a major push by China to advance its prowess in AI technology, from surveillance equipment to self-driving cars.

Tech Samsung has a new foldable phone - and it's not the only one
Author: 0 Samsung has a new foldable phone - and it's not the only one

But that's still speculation at this point, and it's worth betting that at least one Samsung phone will be launched in 2019 with a display notch. When folded, such a phone can be used as a small tablet. In an afternoon session at the conference, Samsung revealed some specs for the concept device. Sagar Kamdar, Android director of product management, told The Verge there are different ways to cut down on fragmentation among foldables devices and experiences, but that Google doesn't have ...

Tech Now you can wear National Football League uniforms in Fortnite
Author: 0 Now you can wear National Football League uniforms in Fortnite

This weapon is available in Rare, Epic , and Legendary variants, and packs 44, 46, 48 damage, respectively. Epic announced on Monday it's also bringing National Football League outfits to " Fortnite " this week. As with every other week, all players will be able to complete the top three free challenges while only those who have elected to purchase the Battle Pass being granted another four challenges to complete.

Tech Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal; A Diablo Mobile RPG
Author: 0 Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal; A Diablo Mobile RPG

While we would've loved to see a new game in the franchise, Warcraft III is a classic that never gets old. "Play with the conveniences of modern Blizzard Battle.net and WoW technology such as Blizzard friends lists; select UI improvements; enhancements created to ensure stability and fair play; and all the latest under-the-hood engine updates to support players' current hardware".

Tech OnePlus explains why the OnePlus 6T lacks a notification LED
Author: 0 OnePlus explains why the OnePlus 6T lacks a notification LED

Apparently capable enough to envy the OnePlus 6 users about all the new software features on the OnePlus 6T . The 6T now gets a new build number with this software update which goes by A6010_41_181024 . As promised, OnePlus has released new OxygenOS features announced with the OnePlus 6T for OnePlus 6. The new OnePlus 6T is finally available and its price starts at $549 for the basic model that has 6 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Tech Further details about Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner pop up
Author: 0 Further details about Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner pop up

In 2019, Samsung is expected to release one new flagship phone that costs almost $2,000. According to South Korean publication ETNews , Samsung will rely exclusively on a Qualcomm-based in-display fingerprint scanner. The foldable-screen device is codenamed "Winner" and has been under development for years, the people said . The fingerprint scanner was unable to incorporate under this display via technical complexity.

Tech Fan Asks If Diablo: Immortal Is April Fool's Joke
Author: 0 Fan Asks If Diablo: Immortal Is April Fool's Joke

Today is also the day that you can pick up the GameStop exclusive Diablo III: Eternal Collection Nintendo Switch bundle for $359.99 with free shipping. Now sure, people are entitled to take interest on what they please, but this seems like a full Diablo experience, albeit on a mobile platform. As of the writing of this article, the game's cinematic launch trailer has 2k likes and 54k dislikes on YouTube .

Tech Apple confirms iOS 12.1 shipping today with 32-person Group Facetime
Author: 0 Apple confirms iOS 12.1 shipping today with 32-person Group Facetime

The dual-SIM functionality for iPhone "XR", "XS" and "XS Max" will go live when the iOS point update sees release. Also, it is recommended to back up your data, and ensuring your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process.

Tech Apple's new MacBook Air: Price, specifications and features
Author: 0 Apple's new MacBook Air: Price, specifications and features

Wireless connectivity options on the MacBook Air include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2. We'll update the guide periodically as new information about the notebook is available. The 11-inch iPad Pro model has a similar footprint as the previous 10.5-inch iPad model. And that display is pushed pretty much to the edges of the Air's lid, yet still leaves space for a FaceTime camera.

Tech You could pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Malaysia next week
Author: 0 You could pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Malaysia next week

With the OnePlus 6T official announcement less than a week away, it was expected that someone would leak something, sooner or later and here we are, indeed - leaker Ishan Agarwal tweeted an entire spec shit allegedly belonging to the yet unreleased OnePlus phone.

Tech Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination
Author: 0 Why Red Dead Redemption 2 has captured the imagination

Grand Theft Auto 5 used NVIDIA's TXAA so it appears that the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be using it (either that or it's a leftover). Using the ledger in your camp after the start of Chapter 2 in the story, you can purchase an upgrade for Dutch's lodging. If you want to play now and you have either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, it's probably better to buy it for one of those platforms rather than wait for a PC version that feels likely but is far from guaranteed.

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