Electronics

Electronics Apple exterminates several bugs with today's release of iOS 12.0.1
Author: 0 Apple exterminates several bugs with today's release of iOS 12.0.1

We'll find out in the coming days if the fix applies to everyone or just iPhone XS users. This update is a smaller one, as you might've guessed since it's an x.x.1 update, but there are still some notable bug fixes. The update is only around 100MB and is now available to download on all compatible devices. It also solves an issue where some iPhone XS units kept on connecting to a 2.4GHz network instead of 5GHz.

Author: 0 Google to shut down Google

According to a Monday Wall Street Journal report , Google chose not to disclose the breach to users due to fear of sustaining damage to the company's reputation and incurring more government regulation. "We discovered and immediately patched this bug in March 2018". Google was hammered again a month later, when the Associated Press revealed the company was tracking users' locations even after they'd turned off their phones' location history setting.

Electronics Pixel Slate: first Images of Google’s new tablet leak
Author: 0 Pixel Slate: first Images of Google’s new tablet leak

Google is holding its gadget event on Tuesday, part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples' lives. The Pixel 2 phones past year were manufactured by HTC and LG. Although it's not been confirmed by Google it's nearly certain that two devices will be shown to the world during the keynote.

Electronics Intel officially announces 9th generation Core CPUs
Author: 0 Intel officially announces 9th generation Core CPUs

Now, our attention turns to the 9th Gen processors themselves, with Leo acting as our man on the ground at Intel's launch event in NY today. While both processors have eight physical cores, only the i9-9900K will feature Hyper-threading allowing for a 16-thread configuration.

Electronics Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL magazine advert leaked before launch
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL magazine advert leaked before launch

Single camera, but likely with software-driven enhancements; notch at the top on the XL variant; USB Type-C charging; and earbuds that resemble last year's Pixel Bud in-ear model . Rumors suggest we'll be seeing a new version of the Google Chromecast , a new selection of Chrome tablets and perhaps even a Google Home branded competitor to the Amazon Echo Show .

Electronics Facebook launches AI video-calling device 'Portal'
Author: 0 Facebook launches AI video-calling device 'Portal'

Unlike the Echo Show and Lenovo Smart Displays , which are more general-purpose devices, the Portal is centered around video chats through Facebook Messenger. The video chat speakers come with Smart Camera and Smart Sound technology. But the Portal , reportedly delayed from an earlier launch by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, will pay an extra price for Facebook's years of playing fast and loose with our privacy.

Electronics OnePlus 6T global launch in India on October 30, confirms company
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T global launch in India on October 30, confirms company

The phone is tipped to launch in the US with T-Mobile; the first time a phone from the company has had a carrier partner in the U.S. But today's exciting announcement is actually a confirmation of the official OnePlus 6T launch date. We'll bring you full updates on the OnePlus 6T as they happen. Instead, it would have the fingerprint sensor built right under the display of the phone.

Electronics Microsoft Halts Windows 10 Update Over Mass File Deletion
Author: 0 Microsoft Halts Windows 10 Update Over Mass File Deletion

On Saturday Microsoft decided that the tide of consumer reports complaining about the latest Windows Update was high enough to pause the software rollout. Windows 10 is on 700 million devices now, so it's not unreasonable to expect Microsoft to start treating it as a stable operating system, rather than a rolling beta test.

Electronics Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts
Author: 0 Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts

Google just announced that its failed social network, Google +, is shutting down for consumers. The issue reportedly affected users on the site between 2015 and March 2018. Facebook brought the issue to the forefront in March after its Cambridge Analytica scandal , in which a United Kingdom -based digital data consultancy harvested information on 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

Electronics Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9
Author: 0 Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9

Now we know what that does. However, my MobileTechRoundup podcast co-host Kevin Tofel uses his Pixelbook in tablet mode most of the time and is very interested in a Chrome OS tablet. There isn't a lot out there about a refreshed line of Google Home devices. One of the latest commits, which can be seen here , shows that the company is at least testing a dual-boot system for the Pixel Slate .

Electronics Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax
Author: 0 Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax

The person who created the alternate account sends out the message above, hoping to get your friends to accept your request in order to obtain their information. Some users are being duped into thinking that their accounts have been cloned due to a viral message that says the sender got a duplicate friend request from the recipient.

Electronics Samsung operating profit hits record high on chip sales
Author: 0 Samsung operating profit hits record high on chip sales

The forecast range also comes above its current record high of KRW15.6 trillion set in the first quarter of 2018. Apple reported third-quarter profit of US$11.5, up 32% from the same period a year ago, while sales increased 17% to US$53.3bn thanks to rising demand for its "other products" category including Apple Watch, AirPods earphones, Apple TV and HomePod speaker systems.

Electronics Nintendo may be introducing a playable Gameboy phone case
Author: 0 Nintendo may be introducing a playable Gameboy phone case

A patent uncovered by Siliconera suggests that Nintendo may be working on the solution: a smartphone case that turns your phone into a Game Boy . Although the patent images show only a mobile device, the product description indicates that the case may not be intended exclusively for this objective.

Electronics Emergency Alert Test Sounds off on Mobile Phones Nationwide
Author: 0 Emergency Alert Test Sounds off on Mobile Phones Nationwide

Those who are encouraging opt-out or even dismantling of the Presidential Alert system over some personal dislike of our President are doing more than hurting our nation's national security readiness, they are also putting themselves and their fellow citizens' lives at risk.

Electronics Here is the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL in
Author: 0 Here is the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL in "Sand"

According to a report by Droid Life, Google has sent out emails to some select customers. If you have your heart set on the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL , or are curious to see if the Pixel Ultra exists, you might want to view the event as it is streamed live from NY next Tuesday.

Electronics New Games Coming Every Month
Author: 0 New Games Coming Every Month

Yes, we've played all these games many times before, but Nintendo will regularly add to this library of games, and nine more will be available by the end of the year. Whether you enjoy gaming with your friends, or have multiple systems in your home (one for you, one for your kids), it's nice to have easy access to your digital library via your Nintendo Switch account.

Electronics Microsoft Just Launched An Interesting App For Android
Author: 0 Microsoft Just Launched An Interesting App For Android

As for the workaround, Microsoft recommends selecting the back button when you see the "what needs your attention" notification to just go back to your current Windows 10 version. If you are an impatient type of person it is possible to get ahead in the queue by manually checking for updates in Windows. The full blog also details changes to the Game bar, which is now a standalone app that can be launched from any of the usual places.

Electronics Samsung is working on a completely wireless DeX solution
Author: 0 Samsung is working on a completely wireless DeX solution

The iPhone XS is a huge step up from the iPhone X when it comes to LTE download speeds, according to exclusive new data from Cellular Insights and Ookla Speedtest . The phones were tested on a hardware level by Cellular Insights as well as how good they performed in real-world LTE tests, which were conducted in the U.S.

Electronics Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C
Author: 0 Surface Pro, Surface Laptop Updates Leak, Still Lack USB-C

As spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat , Microsoft is holding an event in Auckland, New Zealand on October 16 with a description that says that Surface is going "back to black" - which is also the name of the event itself. As per a WinFuture report, Microsoft will launch the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with some specification bumps. Surface Laptop is expected to come with a processor at least as powerful as Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core SoC (1.6 GHz base clock, 3.6 GHz maximum).

Electronics OnePlus posts official OnePlus 6T render
Author: 0 OnePlus posts official OnePlus 6T render

But these leaked OnePlus 6T renders , courtesy of WinFuture , look like they could be the real deal. Opposed to the OnePlus 6, which had a wide notch taking up nearly a third of the phone's width, the 6T employs a much smaller one. Talking about storage, the device is expected to have 8GB of RAM and OnePlus might offer a 512 GB storage variant of the smartphone as Apple is offering this storage capacity with their latest devices.

Electronics Best Buy accidentally sold a 3rd generation Chromecast to a customer
Author: 0 Best Buy accidentally sold a 3rd generation Chromecast to a customer

The Reddit user has also shared a picture of the new Chromecast 3 and even compared it with the second-generation version therein. The company is also expected to unveil a new Chromecast . Since it has been a couple of years since the Chromecast Ultra was announced, we expected a replacement, and aside from confirming the dongle's existence, an FCC filing reveals the new Chromecast will support Bluetooth outside of utilizing it exclusively for setup.

Electronics IPhone XS, XS Max owners report charging problems
Author: 0 IPhone XS, XS Max owners report charging problems

Now that millions of Apple fans around the world have their hands on the latest and greatest from Apple, issues are being reported by some users , as everyone gets familiar with their units. Unfortunately, there is no option to turn this off and there will unlikely be one in the iPhone XS' future. Why do people love these particular wallpapers so much? Also, five out of the remaining six models did not charge until their screens were turned on.

Electronics OnePlus 6T teaser video invites you to 'unlock the future'
Author: 0 OnePlus 6T teaser video invites you to 'unlock the future'

Even though the launching date of Google Pixel 3 is on October 9 , its marketing videos and images have been leaked already. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are one of the most anticipated phones of this year. Such an accessory was previously mentioned earlier this month when Android developer Kieron Quinn found code hinting a wireless charging stand was on the way.

Electronics Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Gets New Colors in the United States
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Gets New Colors in the United States

While the Midnight Black version has been available internationally since the Note 9's launch , the Cloud Silver model is arriving first in the US before anywhere else. Large battery aside, Samsung has also stated that the battery on Galaxy Note 9 also has a high level of safety. Despite scoring three ideal scores of ten against the Galaxy Note 9 in the first three rounds, the iPhone XS Max "lost" in the bonus round, which lowered its overall score to 36, versus the Galaxy Note 9 at ...

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