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Smartphone maker OnePlus pulls a Xiaomi, to release smart TV in 2019

Smartphone maker OnePlus pulls a Xiaomi, to release smart TV in 2019

We call it: OnePlus TV , " writes CEO Pete Lau on the OnePlus forum . The company claims that it is developing its new TV product with premium flagship design, solid build quality, image quality, and the best audio experience. Pete Lau , the CEO of OnePlus , now confirmed the company plans to enter a completely new segment with the OnePlus TV . Today, it has announced that it will be making smart TVs . Read More

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With Series 4, Apple Watch inching toward becoming a medical device

With Series 4, Apple Watch inching toward becoming a medical device

In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls. But it also bears several similarities to last year's model: the new watch gets the same amount of battery life (18 hours) and the design looks almost identical to the Series 3, and to previous versions before that. Read More

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Which iPhone Xs Color to Buy: Silver, Space Gray or Gold?

Which iPhone Xs Color to Buy: Silver, Space Gray or Gold?

The iPhone Xs is said to last 30 minutes longer than the X, while the iPhone Xs Max lasts 90 minutes longer. A 6.1-inch LCD display is used on this device - which Apple says is the " most advanced" LCD display ever. The iPhone Xs Max is similar in size to the iPhone 8 Plus , but with a larger display. With the new A12 Bionic, new GPU, and Neural Engine Apple says this phone is flawless for mobile gaming. Read More

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Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario , Super Mario Bros . That's right, Luigi's Mansion 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch! Video game stories from other sites on the web. If you have multiple Switch users on a single home system, you'll definitely want to check your account settings and make sure all the accounts are in order. Read More

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IPhone XR: Everything you need to know!

IPhone XR: Everything you need to know!

Apple also introduced a lower-cost 6.1-inch (15.5 cm) iPhone XR made of aluminum, at a starting price at $749. However, in order to keep a strong foothold in the premium segment and increase the accessibility, they have toned down the XS to shape it in the form of iPhone XR. Read More

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Apple unveils new iPhones, smart watch - Hardware

Apple unveils new iPhones, smart watch - Hardware

Apple today showed off its new Apple Watch Series 4 , which sports a slimmer frame and display that's more than 30 percent larger than its predecessor. It detects electrical heartbeats in the wrist and allows you to take an ECG in just 30 seconds. Also, the GPS=LTE version is available at $499. New watch faces, including one with up to eight customisable complications, or special features. Read More

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Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

Overall, Morton appears to have parted ways with Tesla amicably, stating that he still believes in the company's overall mission, as well as its future prospects. Shares of Tesla fell more than 6 per cent to reach a five-month low on Friday morning following the departure of the company's chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, who resigned less than a month into the job on Friday. Read More

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Elon Musk puffs on marijuana joint during live interview

Elon Musk puffs on marijuana joint during live interview

During the podcast interview, Musk, who is also the founder of the startup Boring Co., as well as Neuralink , said that running Tesla has been the hardest of his current projects. Morton joined Tesla on August 6 after Tesla approached him for the chief accounting job. Later he says he does not notice any effect from the joint and claims he rarely smokes. Read More

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Elon Musk smokes marijuana during podcast

Elon Musk smokes marijuana during podcast

Tesla shares, down just one percent after Musk's appearance on the Rogan podcast, fell another seven percent in the half hour after Morton's resignation. "I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk said. Elon Musk said it is "probably not wise" to kick robots in a wide-ranging interview with Joe Rogan . Read More

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Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC

Huawei shows off 7nm Kirin 980 SoC

Stay tuned to notebookcheck.net for more on the Kirin 980 in the near future. Starting from its basic block design, Huawei's the first with the Kirin 980 at two ends. Before we get to the company's power estimates, it's better to start off with its claims of performance and power efficiency improvements of the CPU. Read More

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Purported iPhone XS image shows gold color and Plus-sized display

Purported iPhone XS image shows gold color and Plus-sized display

Now known - again, unofficially - as the iPhone X 6.1, it's believed to have a 6.1-inch LCD screen, unlike the OLED panels of the more expensive phones. The iPhone X now is only available in black or white. It also has slimmer bezels, the likes of which should help the wearable get more in line with the physical styling of the edge-to-edge display featured on the iPhone X . Read More

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Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India for Rs 34990

Samsung launches Galaxy A8 Star in India for Rs 34990

Samsung strengthening its online presence in the premium segment launched Galaxy A8 Star on Friday. The latest version, The Samsung Galaxy Note9 , is shaping up to be the best Note device on record. For taking pictures and recording video , the handset offers an 8MP camera with flash at the rear and a 5MP camera in front. Go Edition's Ultra Data saving feature will make life easier on a low-priced data plan. Read More

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Australia blocks Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network

Australia blocks Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network

It was blocked from bidding for contracts on Australia's ambitious national broadband project in 2012, reportedly due to concerns about cyber-security. Huawei and ZTE did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The Australian government reportedly followed advice from security agencies on the matter, though it will no doubt come as another big blow to Huawei, which has already seen a significant deal fall through in the USA this year. Read More

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Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080: everything you need to know

Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080: everything you need to know

In other news, in the same blog-post, NVIDIA also posted a PCB shot and shows a photo of the new vapor chamber which covers the TU104 GPU ( RTX 2080 ). So far, Nvidia has not announced when it will launch lower-end models of the RTX series. Ray-Tracing will only be supported on these cards, so if you're looking for the absolute best that's more than just a resolution change, these cards are it. Read More

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Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup

Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup

Google is also extending support to notch displays with its Android Pie. In addition to these devices, the company also took the wraps off the recently rumored Motorola P30 , which surfaced in leaks and speculations recently. The smartphone uses the Adreno 509 for graphics output. The battery , powering the device, is 3,000 mAh and comes with 18W fast charging. That's for the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; the variant with 128GB of storage will be available for ... Read More

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New Galaxy S10 leak details one of Samsung’s best new features

New Galaxy S10 leak details one of Samsung’s best new features

But the Galaxy Note 7, which turned out to be a fire-prone handset some two years ago, still casts a long shadow over Samsung, as the company had to make it clear that the Note 9's battery won't explode. The Galaxy Note 9 has great specs, but its OS falls short. This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as a number of rumors and " leaks " over the past few months have speculated that the phone will contain a 5G chip. Read More

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Here's Eleven Minutes Of Doom Eternal Gameplay, Also Confirmed For Switch

DOOM Eternal will be launching on PS4, Xbox One , PC, and Switch - there's no official release date yet, but we'll let you know when one is announced. Several guns have a "meat hook" at the end, for gruesome close range combat. Sign me up. New weapons include a wrist-mounted retractable blade used for the bloody "glory kills" that the game challenges you to complete and a shoulder-mounted flamethrower that's ideal for char-broiling large groups of baddies at the same time. Read More

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Google Pixel 3 XL live images, box accessories leaked

Google Pixel 3 XL live images, box accessories leaked

Since there's a full retail box, it looks like the Pixel 3 XL is ready to go to market very soon. What do you think about this Pixel 3 XL leak? Google is expected to announce the Pixel 3 this fall. The Pixel 3 XL will launch with Android 9 Pie pre-installed, obviously, and will get Google's latest software updates ahead of any other smartphone. Read More

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Android 9.0 Pie is already available for the Essential Phone

Android 9.0 Pie is already available for the Essential Phone

These features , however, are available in beta form for Pixel owners and will be available in production form in time for the wide release of Android 9 Pie . Rather than tapping the Recents button to open the app switcher, Android Pie requires you to do a small swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Apart from the Digital WellBeing , other key features of the Android P include Adaptive Battery , Adaptive Brightness , App Actions , Slices and Smart Text Selections . Read More

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Official Video of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Is Leaked

Official Video of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Is Leaked

As we already know, there is a horizontal dual camera setup on the back like the one on Note 8 , but the fingerprint placement is different this time. You do, of course, also have the "leaked" aspect. The precise mAh measure is not mentioned in the video , but this should serve as evidence that the Note 9 will be getting a bigger battery compared to its predecessor. Read More

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Motorola's new Moto Z3 smartphone can be UPGRADED to 5G tech

Motorola's new Moto Z3 smartphone can be UPGRADED to 5G tech

Even though the 5G compatibility sounds promising, the Moto Z3 today will be a hard sell considering the aged processor and the aggressive competition. Surprisingly, the Z3 is powered by Qualcomm's yesteryear flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835 instead of the latest 845. The phone will also come with dual rear-facing cameras with a 12MP full-color sensor and a 12MP monochrome sensor, and there will also be an 8MP front-facing camera. Read More

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NY gives Spectrum 60 days to transition to successor

NY gives Spectrum 60 days to transition to successor

Charter has 60 days to file an "orderly transition" plan to a new cable operator, and must continue to comply with regulations and serve all local franchises in NY state until that time. As a result of Charter's adamant refusal to abide by the conditions of the merger approval, the Commission ordered Charter to develop a transition plan. Read More

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Uber driver fired after he livestreamed passengers without consent

Uber driver fired after he livestreamed passengers without consent

At the end of a 90-minute in-person interview with the Post-Dispatch, Gargac asked that his full name not be published in connection with this story. Gargac did have a small sign on a window that stated the vehicle was equipped with recording devices and that "consent" was given when entering the auto, but most passengers did not notice it and he never informed them about the streams. Read More

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