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Oculus to launch 'Oculus Rift S' VR headset in spring

Oculus to launch 'Oculus Rift S' VR headset in spring

The Rift S also has a higher resolution display crammed inside it, too: 1280×1440 per eye for a total of 2560×1440. As with Oculus Quest , the Rift S will also ship with Touch controllers. In terms of PC requirements, you will still need a powerful high-end machine to run the Oculus Rift with any degree of quality performance. But the refresh rate dropped from 90Hz to 80Hz. Read More

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New Apple AirPods Have a Wireless Charging Case & Longer Battery Life

New Apple AirPods Have a Wireless Charging Case & Longer Battery Life

The last thing we heard is that it may launch some time this month. And for $99 (CAD), first generation AirPod users can pick up a stand alone wireless charging case . Bloomberg reported on the new AirPods previous year. "He also hailed the 'convenience" of the new wireless case. I'll admit, there have been times I've plugged the case in, thinking the AirPods are charging, but not realized that the other end of the Lightning cable wasn't, actually, plugged into the charger itself . Read More

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Nvidia brings a little RTX DirectX ray tracing to GTX graphics

Nvidia brings a little RTX DirectX ray tracing to GTX graphics

In what can only be read as a rushed response to this demo, earlier today Nvidia held a briefing call for technical press in order to firstly re-eschew the benefits of having dedicated RT Cores for processing real-time ray tracing and secondly confirm the upcoming release of a driver that will allow GTX 1060 6GB graphics cards and above - including the recently released GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti - to start turning on ray tracing in the few games that now support it. Read More

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Android Q’s new camera features will make shutterbugs happy

Android Q’s new camera features will make shutterbugs happy

An inspection of Google's software hints that the search giant will brand its two upcoming mid-range smartphones as the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL . Rather than bounce users between a smart speaker app and the settings menu, the pop-up would provide direct access to the setting an app require changes or permissions to, all while remaining within the app's interface. Read More

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Facebook & Instagram experience massive outage across US & Europe

Facebook & Instagram experience massive outage across US & Europe

Millions of Facebook and Instagram users have been forced to vent their frustration via Twitter after the social media networks experienced an unexplained outage across the United States and Europe. Instagram did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment on the apparent outage or the issues with the platform. A member of the Facebook team posted on the developer platform status page stating, "We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to ... Read More

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Continued Conversations is making its way to Smart Displays

Continued Conversations is making its way to Smart Displays

In any case, Google confirmed to Android Central that Continued Conversations will be hitting every Assistant-powered smart display in the U.S. that's set to English. On Google Home speakers, the LEDs remain illuminated to tell you the speaker is still listening (it shuts off after a few seconds). It wowed the world past year when it was revealed at Google IO, but it's seen a slow rollout since. Read More

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Fortnite Visit Giant Face in Desert, Jungle & Snow Weekly Challenge

Fortnite Visit Giant Face in Desert, Jungle & Snow Weekly Challenge

When it debuted, people praised Respawn Entertainment's helpful communication options that let you press a button while looking at an object to let your teammates know everything they need to know, all without using a microphone. Here's the location of the Season 8, Week 1 "Visit a giant face in the desert, the jungle and the snow" challenge . These rock faces are all facing outwards towards the ocean and are tricky to spot. Read More

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Oppo's not 'impressed' with foldable smartphones, here's why

Oppo's not 'impressed' with foldable smartphones, here's why

The phone aims to provide users with a larger, more portable screen, that also has the latest gadgets. While it doesn't feel cheap per se, I could definitely feel that it wasn't a completely flat screen like a tablet. And that's before we factor in the strain of switching screens, sensors , and 5G. Entering into the foldable smartphone club, the new Huawei Mate X becomes a tablet in full fledge mode offering much more space than the Samsung competition. Read More

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Price, release date, and availability

LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Price, release date, and availability

Well, sort of - there's no speaker grille any more, because the G8 reverberates the display itself. Basically, the screen is emitting sounds, eliminating the need for a front speaker. It proved to be one of LG's more successful gambles with the G8 during our limited hands-on time with that device, and it would have been nice to see in the V50 as well. Read More

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Nokia 9 PureView official with bonkers five camera setup

Nokia 9 PureView official with bonkers five camera setup

The Nokia 1 Plus is another budget member in the Android Go initiative and runs the Android 9.0 Pie Go edition. For starters, all five sensors are almost identical: 12MP with f/1.8 lenses. This new chipset helps to take some of the strain off the SnapDragon 855 to avoid battery life suffering. HMD Global on Sunday launched five new Nokia smartphones. Read More

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Foldable 'Huawei Mate X' with 5G leaked ahead of MWC 2019

Foldable 'Huawei Mate X' with 5G leaked ahead of MWC 2019

Huawei since the past few months had sporadically discussed its foldable phone . The words on the billboard also state, "World's First Foldable 5G Phone". Huawei's pre-MWC event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm IST for Indian viewers. Others in the race are Huawei, who is said to release its foldable phone this year, and Lenovo, who started creating its prototype. Read More

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Nestlé and Disney reportedly halt spend on YouTube following child video exposé

Nestlé and Disney reportedly halt spend on YouTube following child video exposé

YouTube said on Thursday it has taken aggressive action after a video creator accused the platform of aiding pedophiles in finding clips of young girls. We asked YouTube if it has identified any problems in its algorithms that helped cause the problem but received no answer to that question. Over the a year ago, many major advertisers have returned to the site after they were reassured that YouTube had made progress in flagging and dealing with problematic content more quickly. Read More

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Apex Legends to Get Free, Paid Battle Pass, and Recruit Mode

Apex Legends to Get Free, Paid Battle Pass, and Recruit Mode

The game's Steam page has seen a 4000% increase in page views. With 25 million-plus players and counting , it's inevitable that a fair few cheaters would start to worm their way into the game's player base. That could put a very different spin on Apex Legends , as successful teams get bigger and bigger, with the last squad alive winning. Another leak claims that there will be a new recruit mode in Apex Legends , where three teams of up to 20 players each will be up against each ... Read More

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Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

The address was postponed after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to invite Trump to the Capitol in the midst of the government shutdown, stressing that it would not be appropriate under the circumstances. As President Trump gave his third State of the Union on Tuesday night, women of the Democratic Party united in white as a rebuttal to POTUS and the Republicans, who opted for all-black attire. Read More

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Zuckerberg says Facebook critics too 'negative' on 15th anniversary

Zuckerberg says Facebook critics too 'negative' on 15th anniversary

Simply tap on the text you want to delete and click " Remove for Everyone " or " Remove for You ". Once you select this option, the message will only be removed from your screen, but not anyone else's. Facebook is supposedly seeking to add end-to-end encryption to both Instagram Direct and Facebook Messenger chats, as per media report. Well, once you've felt the unmistakable sinking feeling of immediate regret, you have 10 minutes to delete your message. Read More

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Apple, Facebook spat is over, for now-iOS certificate access restored

Apple, Facebook spat is over, for now-iOS certificate access restored

Apple, naturally, was unimpressed, and its reaction was swift and brutal: cancelling both Facebook and Google's internal certificates, preventing not only the data-gathering apps in question from running but all internal and in-development apps as well - everything from unreleased versions of upcoming updates to the software Facebook uses to tell its staff what's available in the cafeteria today. Read More

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Xbox One Borked Until Further Notice Due to Issues With Xbox Live

Xbox One Borked Until Further Notice Due to Issues With Xbox Live

Meanwhile, Xbox hardware sales actually declined year-over-year by 19 percent, which Microsoft chalks up to the launch of its more powerful Xbox One X console during this same quarter last year. Microsoft is aware of the situation and has promised to give more information when they have it. "Thank you for your patience, we'll update again when we know of any other changes". Read More

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New Samsung 20MP image sensor is the world's smallest

New Samsung 20MP image sensor is the world's smallest

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G release date delayed? Samsung's next smartphone launch event is coming up in a few weeks, so it's prime leak season for the devices that Samsung is planning to launch. Samsung's Galaxy Foldable smartphone, shown at the 23-second mark, apparently opens like a book with a regular display on the outside but a flexible display on the inside. Read More

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Apple FaceTime Bug: How to Protect Your Privacy

Apple FaceTime Bug: How to Protect Your Privacy

The bug, confirmed by Bloomberg News , happens when a user creates a FaceTime conference call, puts in their phone number, and then adds the number of another person. This will create a group FaceTime call and automatically answer the call for the first person. In the meantime, you may want to consider disabling FaceTime on your iOS device. Read More

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