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Hi-Tech PlayStation 4 Units Are Apparently Being Bricked By A Mysterious Message
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 Units Are Apparently Being Bricked By A Mysterious Message

Have you or someone you know had your PS4 bricked? Options for that setting include allowing messages from anyone, friends only, or no one. There are reports buzzing around the internet, Reddit in particular, that PS4 owners are have their consoles soft-bricked via a bug that is sent through the Private Message system.

Hi-Tech Google+ Shutting Down Because It Isn’t Worth Maintaining
Author: 0 Google+ Shutting Down Because It Isn’t Worth Maintaining

According to The Wall Street Journal , the company didn't disclose to its customers the data breach for fear of damaging its reputation as well as facing a potential for a regulatory inquiry. Users' private messages were not affected, according to the company. Google's Privacy and Data Protection Office was where the decision was made to not notify users, and the company decided that since it doesn't know which developers have what data, there's really no action that users could take.

Hi-Tech Google+ shutting down following security bug
Author: 0 Google+ shutting down following security bug

Google says it hasn't found any evidence that developers were aware of the bug, so it's unlikely that anyone abused it. This is Google's response after the company came under criticism in July for letting third-party apps roam free and access users' Gmail data, including the content of Gmail emails.

Hi-Tech Google Is Launching A Pixel 3 Mini Smartphone
Author: 0 Google Is Launching A Pixel 3 Mini Smartphone

However, how flexible does Google intend on making this feature actually useful, that is something we will get to know about in the future. In the Instagram post , Google also posts a picture showing four phones of different sizes. This prompted speculation that a notch-less Pixel 3 XL variant that was carefully hidden from leaks would be unveiled during the October 9 press conference .

Hi-Tech Microsoft’s ‘One More Thing’ is Surface Headphones
Author: 0 Microsoft’s ‘One More Thing’ is Surface Headphones

Right now at Microsoft , the only Surface Laptop models you can order are the Core i5-equipped machines with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $1,299. The Surface Laptop 2 has faster and quieter typing. Like the Surface Laptop 2 , the device will be available with the consumer version of Windows 10 in S-Mode.

Author: 0 Jack Ma makes a grim prediction about US-China trade war

Ma and Trump met in January 2017 to discuss how adding small and medium-sized USA businesses to Alibaba's platform would boost employment. "The current situation has already destroyed this original premise". It's not a trade war. China responded a day later with tariffs on about $60-billion worth of USA goods as planned, but reduced the level of tariffs it will collect on the products.

Hi-Tech Amazon Unveils New $50 Echo Dot With Better Quality Speaker
Author: 0 Amazon Unveils New $50 Echo Dot With Better Quality Speaker

The main screen display depict as a tablet computer shows you a relevant information such as weather, traffic, upcoming commute date and time, with a space to see more cards. Amazon appears to have leaked info about two of its new Alexa powered devices on the U.K. Amazon website. Amazon's hugely popular Echo Dot has got a refresh the update announced at the company's big September keynote in Seattle.

Hi-Tech Amazon said to release eight new Alexa devices before year’s end
Author: 0 Amazon said to release eight new Alexa devices before year’s end

Amazon is tipped to reveal a few of these gadgets at an event later this month. These inclusions are the most likely, with Amazon looking to compete against Sonos' wireless speaker line-up (who already have a wireless amplifier for connecting wired speakers ) and the Siri-enabled Apple HomePod .

Hi-Tech Nintendo Switch Update 6.0 Will Permanently Link Nintendo And User Accounts
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Update 6.0 Will Permanently Link Nintendo And User Accounts

After a week delay, Nintendo has confirmed that their previously scheduled Nintendo Switch and 3DS Direct will be airing tomorrow, September 13, at 3pm PT/6pm ET/11pm BST. However, in certain games, this function would allow, for example, to recover objects that had been exchanged with other players, or to recover an online classification that had been lost.

Hi-Tech Apple ups ante on larger iPhone screens
Author: 0 Apple ups ante on larger iPhone screens

Apple has updated its iPhone X with three new models. The three new iPhones have an average starting price of $949. Speaking of battery backup, Apple World's Wide Marketing Senior Vice President Phil Schiller has said that the iPhone XS's backup is 30 minutes more than the iPhone X .

Hi-Tech Mirrorless Lexus ES Going On Sale In Japan This October
Author: 0 Mirrorless Lexus ES Going On Sale In Japan This October

They provide enhanced views of the area around the auto at night and in inclement weather. The seventh-generation Lexus ES will be available with a new exterior camera system, which replaces the traditional set of wing mirrors. In addition to providing an expanded view and better visibility at night and in poor weather, these digital systems can help yield better fuel efficiency due to the more aerodynamic design of the camera setup.

Hi-Tech Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December
Author: 0 Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December

Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has been considered a controversial and user-hostile decision beginning with the iPhone 7 , so it's no surprise the latest devices are also missing the port. It also packs the same Apple A12 Bionic with 6 cores along with 3GB RAM. The official Apple website reflects the new price list. The rear cameras in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max have the same resolution as the iPhone X's dual lens camera, but that's all they have in common here.

Hi-Tech Twitter Shares Fall While Dorsey Addresses Bots, Regulation
Author: 0 Twitter Shares Fall While Dorsey Addresses Bots, Regulation

He added: " Abuse , harassment, troll armies, propaganda through bots and human coordination, misinformation campaigns, and divisive filter bubbles - that's not a healthy public square". He acknowledged that the company's systems now place the burden of reporting threats on the victim, but said Twitter is committed to "build algorithms to proactively look for when these things are occurring and take action".

Hi-Tech Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Ahead of Launch
Author: 0 Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Ahead of Launch

The site said the new flagship model will be called the iPhone XS and that Apple also plans to release a new version of the Apple Watch with a larger display by reducing the edges around it. "Please join us at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino for an Apple special event ". Such a major design change could shock users (a lot of them, since 70% of all new iPhone buyers will reportedly upgrade over the next year).

Hi-Tech Gmail's self-destructing emails are now coming to phone apps
Author: 0 Gmail's self-destructing emails are now coming to phone apps

The Android Gmail app just picked up yet another feature from its site-based big brother. The new feature is available now, no need to update the Gmail app , as GSMArena notes . Tap the three dots on the right top corner to choose " Confidential Mode ". Recipients of these confidential emails won't be able to copy, paste, download, print or forward the message, and attachments will be disabled.

Hi-Tech Everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked event
Author: 0 Everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked event

The successor to Galaxy Note 8 , the new phone comes with improved design, incremental specifications upgrade, and a revamped S Pen with Bluetooth control. The current Note 8 maxes out at 256 GB. Under the hood, both phones run on the same SoC, which is Samsung's current-gen flagship chipset, the Exynos 9810 on global variants, while the United States variant sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.

Hi-Tech Google: Your Smartphone Can’t Have More Than 2 Notches
Author: 0 Google: Your Smartphone Can’t Have More Than 2 Notches

Even though some Android Oreo devices have cutouts already, Android P is the first time Google's officially supported the feature. Apparently, some Android phone designers designers were thinking that if one is good, two is better, and three or more is best of all.

Hi-Tech Leaked Photos of the Google Pixel 3 XL?
Author: 0 Leaked Photos of the Google Pixel 3 XL?

But Google may have more surprises under its sleeve aside from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . The fastboot screen does include the codename "crosshatch", though, and it also mentions that the phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For the most part, the images don't show anything new that hasn't come up in previous rumors. The Pixel Stand will be a wireless charger for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL .

Hi-Tech Sony announces industry-first 48MP smartphone camera sensor
Author: 0 Sony announces industry-first 48MP smartphone camera sensor

High resolutions on tiny sensors usually mean disappointingly noisy images, but Sony claims that the industry-first 0.8-µm bit buckets on the IMX586 were "designed and manufactured with techniques that improve light collection efficiency and photoelectric conversion efficiency over conventional products", possibly leading to crisp images despite the tiny individual pixel wells.

Hi-Tech Equality Florida and Planned Parenthood protest Trump's Supreme Court pick
Author: 0 Equality Florida and Planned Parenthood protest Trump's Supreme Court pick

According to this system, the only judge more conservative than Kavanaugh is Justice Clarence Thomas. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called him a "superb choice" who is well-qualified for the job. Like Trump's first nominee a year ago, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.

Hi-Tech Microsoft debuts US$399 low-end Surface Go tablet
Author: 0 Microsoft debuts US$399 low-end Surface Go tablet

Microsoft has launched the new Surface Go which has turned out to be the new cheaper Surface Pro alternative that we knew the company has been into making for some time now. The Surface Go comes with 2 Watt stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. Microsoft made no mention of what version of Windows 10 this runs but, as it hasn't specifically stated it, it's likely you'll be working with Windows 10 Home instead of the pared-down Windows found on the Surface Laptop .

Hi-Tech ‘Fortnite’ Season 5, Week 1 Challenges Guide
Author: 0 ‘Fortnite’ Season 5, Week 1 Challenges Guide

Here's what the area looks like when you get there. Other un-named POI have also been added to the island. You will also unlock the Battle Pass challenges , including the new Drift and Road Trip challenges , and five free tiers. These will take you "for a wild ride" if you dare step in, so maybe they'll act as some kind of teleportation portal. The golf cart can hold up to four players, has drifting speed boosts and has a roof that players can use as a bounce pad.

Hi-Tech Apple Working on High-End Airpods, Over-the-Ear Headphones
Author: 0 Apple Working on High-End Airpods, Over-the-Ear Headphones

Apple is said to be looking into including a heart-rate monitor and other biometric sensors with future AirPods as well. These headphones are created to compete against models from Bose and Sennheiser , according to the report. With the HomePod, Apple proved that it can definitely make audio products that deliver outstanding sound quality. The headphones are also expected to carry the Apple branding, though there's no official name for the product yet since it remains unconfirmed.

Hi-Tech The Nintendo Switch eShop Says That Yoshi Will Now Release In 2019
Author: 0 The Nintendo Switch eShop Says That Yoshi Will Now Release In 2019

It announced that Fortnite , the massively popular online battle-royale game, is now available for the console, and will be joined by a host of other new third-party games by the end of the year, including Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Dragon Ball FighterZ , Paladins, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas .

Hi-Tech Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3
Author: 0 Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3

Their presser was chock-full of game announcements and trailers , including a new Forza Horizon, new Halo , new Gears , and updates on Crackdown and other titles. Not to mention Halo Infinite , a new adventure in the Master Chief story and the next major release in the franchise built from the ground up on the new Slipspace engine.

Hi-Tech Destiny 2's Forsaken DLC Is Designed To Save The Game
Author: 0 Destiny 2's Forsaken DLC Is Designed To Save The Game

Well, for starters that's you (it me!) dropping down and walking with Cayde-6 on what appears to be The Reef. Cade has been throwing risky criminals into the Prison of Elders . But be sure to stay tuned, as we've got a bunch of other stories ready to go in 30 minutes or less. Below is a quick checklist of what's included in the Gambit game mode.

Hi-Tech New Apple Products That Might Get Announced at Today's Event
Author: 0 New Apple Products That Might Get Announced at Today's Event

Using drag and drop steps, you can save the voice commands within individual apps. LEGO, among other companies, are on board to create apps that share the same AR environments. iCloud support is also coming so your voice recordings will sync across your devices. Users will also be able to search by business or place names, or even events such as a concert.

Hi-Tech Asus ROG gaming smartphone with 90Hz display refresh rate, overclocked CPU launched
Author: 0 Asus ROG gaming smartphone with 90Hz display refresh rate, overclocked CPU launched

On the bright side, the K5 has five zones of customizable RGB backlighting and the ability to synchronize the effects with the M5 mouse, using Aura Sync software. They are user customizable. Computex 2018 is taking place in Taipei right now and while ASUS' big reveal was its gaming smartphone , the company still unveiled a line of new gaming accessories and hardware that fans should be interested in.

Author: 0 ‘Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress’: Democrat on Facebook report

This agreement with the FTC came following an investigation that discovered the social networking platform had allowed app developers to collect personal data of users' friends overriding their privacy settings. And such reports are not something the company welcome following the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal , which involved a misuse of Facebook's data policies by the political strategy company and a failure by Facebook to properly stop such a thing from happening.

Hi-Tech Xiaomi unveils Mi 8 phones, its '8th anniversary flagship'
Author: 0 Xiaomi unveils Mi 8 phones, its '8th anniversary flagship'

Both the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition feature a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,240 x 1,080. It has similar specs to the regular Mi 8 but a translucent rear, 3D face sensing IR sensor in the notch at the front and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Author: 0 Bethesda Might Be Teasing A New Fallout Game

Developer Bethesda Game Studios just posted a mysterious Tweet that seemingly alludes to a Fallout announcement coming soon. The tweet doesn't give much context, but it includes a retro-looking GIF that may be a nod to the Fallout series' old-school aesthetic.

Hi-Tech Amazon Alexa recorded owner's conversation and sent to 'random' contact, couple complains
Author: 0 Amazon Alexa recorded owner's conversation and sent to 'random' contact, couple complains

This was because they had been sent an audio conversation recorded by Alexa , where Danielle and her husband were talking about hardwood floors. That's the explanation from Amazon , according to CNN , which quotes an Amazon spokesperson stating: "Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like "Alexa.' Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a 'send message" request".

Hi-Tech Google reveals new OS featuring artificial intelligence to help STOP smartphone addiction
Author: 0 Google reveals new OS featuring artificial intelligence to help STOP smartphone addiction

Developers who intend to ship a commercial product running Android Things must sign a distribution agreement with Google to remove this device limit. Cuthbertson also appeared onstage during the developer keynote, where she unveiled a new app model for Android, called the Android App Bundle . The AR experience will also be closely integrated with search rather than within Google Play or in-app advertisements.

Hi-Tech Volvo's next-gen infotainment will pack Google Maps, Assistant and Play Store
Author: 0 Volvo's next-gen infotainment will pack Google Maps, Assistant and Play Store

In practice, Google says this means it "will offer free stability fixes and security patches for three years, with additional options for extended support ". Android Automotive is not yet deeply embedded in any cars. Shipments of smartwatches with Google's Wear OS were outnumbered five-to-one by rival Apple devices previous year, according to research firm IDC.

Author: 0 Almost Dead Kinect Takes Rebirth As Project Kinect For Azure

Nadella praised the upcoming European Union regulation on Monday, calling privacy a human right. However it seems like that Microsoft was not able to attract users as it had expected it to be. This new software development kit will enable developers to utilize Microsoft's speech recognition tech on their products, which will allow for improved speech recognition thanks to its noise cancellation and far-field voice tech.

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Author: 0 "Beersheba - Eilat": Elia Viviani won the second stage in a row

The three Grand Tours now have a tradition of starting outside their home country every second year. "But the time trial in Jerusalem was simply magical, as the helicopter footage of this historic and splendid city, lined with cheering fans, took it up to another level", said honorary president of "Big Start" Israel Sylvan Adams.

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