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Electronics Sony posts record April-June profit, raises FY 2018 outlook
Author: 0 Sony posts record April-June profit, raises FY 2018 outlook

The result is the first since Sony pledged to maintain high profit levels after beating its 1998 annual earnings record past year. Even though PlayStation head John Kodera said a few months back that he thinks that the PlayStation 4 has run its course for making profit, the company sold 3.2 million devices from April to June this year, which is only 100,000 less than it sold last year during the same period.

Electronics Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S4
Author: 0 Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S4

The Galaxy Tab S4 WiFi version will be available in the United States starting at $649.99 on August 10, 2018 at Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung.com. Also, under the Tab A's hood is a mid-tier Snapdragon 450 processor, as opposed to the S4's more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 835 .

Author: 0 Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales

A man walks past a display for Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones at the company's showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2018. Samsung has never used a triple-camera lens on the rear side of any smartphone, but that could change with the release of the Galaxy S10 Plus, which is rumoured to feature three lenses at the back and two at the front.

Author: 0 Samsung posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales

And sales should improve in the second half of 2018, thanks to a normal seasonal uptick. Higher marketing expenses and disappointing sales of the S9, which fell short of its target, weighed on its mobile performance, Samsung said. The expected Samsung Galaxy Note 9 color line-up. It is speculated that the Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus arriving in Q1 2019 will be featuring ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that offers accurate results.

Electronics OnePlus promises Android P for two-year-old 3 and 3T against all expectations
Author: 0 OnePlus promises Android P for two-year-old 3 and 3T against all expectations

OnePlus has not shared any response as to whether the company will roll a future update to fix the issue. The latest iteration of the OnePlus family brings us an all-new design on the outside, and more of what we already love on the ... However, the company also mentioned that because they are now focusing their efforts on the Android P update for the 3/3T, they are skipping the Android 8.1 update for either devices (they currently run on Android 8.0).

Electronics Leaked CAD images reveal more iPad Pro design changes
Author: 0 Leaked CAD images reveal more iPad Pro design changes

Ben Geskin reportedly has leaked images of two "dummy" iPhones, one a 6.5-inch X Plus and the other, a 6.1-inch variation. The models don't show anything particularly surprising. By reducing the bezels Apple thinks that it will make the tablet's display look bigger. One of them would be the successor to the iPhone X and the other two would be the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus.

Electronics Google Pixel 3 XL leaks again, this time in white
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 XL leaks again, this time in white

The pictures of the phone, courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member dr.guru, show the phone from the front, back and well, every angle you could really want. Unlike previous Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 is widely believed to feature wireless charging this time around with the source of the leak saying that the rear panel is entirely made of glass, unlike the Pixel 2 XL with its glass and metal design.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price leak points to high cost once again

Moreover, another rumor suggests that the Galaxy Note 9 will be capable of shooting 960fps video for 0.4 seconds which is twice as long as the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus - 0.2 seconds. Again, this leaked promotional flyer doesn't mean that the phone will cost the exact same amount in the U.S. when it launches in the coming weeks. The listing also reveals three colour options - Black, Blue and Copper.

Author: 0 Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

Japanese rumour mill Macotakara has leaked supposed dimensions, design features and Face ID functionality for the next iPad Pro release. A new rumor is making the rounds today that claims the iPhone with that 6.1-inch display will also have absolutely minuscule bezels.

Electronics Ford puts Raptor engine into standard F-150 lineup
Author: 0 Ford puts Raptor engine into standard F-150 lineup

So, with the 2019 Ford F-150 offering the 450-horsepower EcoBoost V6 in two trim lines, the Motor Company is calling it "the most powerful light-duty pickup in America" - and it is. There are new Camel Back two-tone leather seats and multicontour front seats with a massaging function. Ford also didn't say if the uprated engine will boost the F-150's towing rating.

Electronics EA to launch its unlimited PC game subscription service next week
Author: 0 EA to launch its unlimited PC game subscription service next week

EA previously said that Origin Access Premier will include all new EA titles, rather than whatever games the company figures it can't sell for $60 anymore, for $15 per month or $100 per year. "You get access to the full game - yours to play whenever you want, for as long as you're a Premier member". On top of that, you'll also get "10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, Federation Internationale de Football Association points, and more".

Electronics August's Games with Gold Include Forza Horizon 2, For Honor
Author: 0 August's Games with Gold Include Forza Horizon 2, For Honor

Grab your magic paintbrush and return to save the world of Wasteland once again in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two . Plus, one of the the biggest updates yet is free and still to come. That means that while Forza Horizon 2 will be available for the entirety of August, For Honor's availability will start August 16 and last until mid-September.

Electronics Samsung Unbreakable Smartphone Panel Announced
Author: 0 Samsung Unbreakable Smartphone Panel Announced

Samsung Display , the display making unit of Samsung, has announced that it is working on unbreakable OLED panels. The screen passed the tests of strength in real time according to military standards established by the U.S. Samsung conducted its own drop tests on the panel at 1.8 metres, resulting in no signs of damage or change in operation. The panel is also resistant to extreme temperatures, having been tested at 71-degrees Celsius (160-degrees Fahrenheit) and -32-degrees Celsius (-25.6 ...

Electronics Comcast TV subscriber losses accelerate in Q2; broadband, mobile growing
Author: 0 Comcast TV subscriber losses accelerate in Q2; broadband, mobile growing

CEO Brian Roberts said the company's second quarter results were "fantastic". Since then, the stock has drifted upward again to about $35 but remains well below its earlier peak. On Thursday, the company reported a 22 percent jump in earnings to $3.22 billion, or 69 cents per share. And they bragged about gains in consolidated cash flow (up 4.8% to $7.4 billion) and cable segment cash flow (up 6.5% to $5.6 billion).

Electronics Google Launches Free Wifi in Nigeria-Will it Stick?
Author: 0 Google Launches Free Wifi in Nigeria-Will it Stick?

According to Google , only 35 percent of Africans can today access the web compared to 48 percent in Asia, 67 in Latin America, 85 in Europe and 95 in North America. With Nigeria's $68 billion telecoms sector, over 40 million people are still not connected to the internet despite efforts to make better the activities of internet operators in the country.

Electronics NY moves to oust cable provider Spectrum
Author: 0 NY moves to oust cable provider Spectrum

Charter, based in Stamford, Conn., serves 41 states and is New York's largest cable provider. Regulators in NY are reneging on their approval of Charter Communications acquisition of Time Warner Cable, alleging the cable provider broke its promise to deliver high-speed broadband to rural customers.

Electronics Capcom unveils Collector’s Edition and Details on Resident Evil 2 Remake
Author: 0 Capcom unveils Collector’s Edition and Details on Resident Evil 2 Remake

The game is scheduled to launch on January 25, 2019. Using the RE Engine, first seen in Resident Evil 7, RE2 Remake highlights a dark and rainy city overrun by the undead. A whole new perspective - New over-the-shoulder camera mode and modernized control scheme creates a more modern take on the survival horror experience and offers players a trip down memory lane with the original gameplay modes from the 1998 release.

Author: 0 Evacuations Ordered In Southwest Idyllwild Over Fast-Moving Cranston Fire

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Riverside County Thursday as a massive fire tore through thousands of acres near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains. Camps in Idyllwild were evacuated, including Idyllwild Arts, Camp Maranatha, Idyllwild Pines, Astro Camp, Camp Emerson and Tahquitz Pines. The blaze began at around 12pm on Wednesday and is believed to have been started by arson on the south-west corner along Highway 74, according to authorities.

Electronics Fortnite for Android could be temporarily exclusive to the Galaxy Note9
Author: 0 Fortnite for Android could be temporarily exclusive to the Galaxy Note9

The event is August 9 in New York City. Highly anticipated: We're only a couple of weeks away from Samsung's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York, where it's set to reveal the Galaxy Note 9 . Whatever it is, the Samsung foldable is expected to launch in early 2019. We've already seen quite a few photos of the phone in both live and press render forms , but Samsung has just published a trio of teasers meant to get us excited for the launch.

Electronics Qualcomm has unveiled the first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphones
Author: 0 Qualcomm has unveiled the first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphones

They are QTMO52 mmWave antenna module family, also, the QPM56xx sub-6 GHz radio frequency (RF) module, and will be coupled with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem , announced previously by the company. Now, these type of modem-to-antenna solutions, spanning both mmWave and sub-6 spectrum bands, make mobile 5G networks and devices, especially smartphones, ready for large scale commercialization, ” said Cristiano Amon , President, Qualcomm Incorporated.

Electronics It’s official: April the giraffe is expecting - again!
Author: 0 It’s official: April the giraffe is expecting - again!

It seems April the giraffe has another bun in the oven. Oliver, who fathered Tajiri , is also the father of the new calf - whose gender won't be known until April gives birth. At the time, Patch had said: 'Now we are ready to ship them out to another zoo's laboratory for confirmation of a pregnancy'. 'Giraffe populations have declined by 40 percent in the past 30 years, so every calf born in a captive management program means something'.

Electronics Information About Two New Xbox Consoles Codenamed ‘Scarlett’ Has Leaked
Author: 0 Information About Two New Xbox Consoles Codenamed ‘Scarlett’ Has Leaked

The cloud console will have a limited amount of compute locally for specific tasks like controller input, image processing, and importantly, collision detection. What will start with a streaming box in 2020, could become part of future phones, TVs and set-top boxes. These latency issues are the primary reason why this technology has never hit the mainstream, despite the promise of allowing gamers to play console-quality games on any device, wherever you have a decent internet connection.

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Author: 0 "Fortnite" Commemorates Its First Birthday With Celebratory Update

To celebrate its first birthday, Fortnite will be using cake to help players instantly gain increases in both health and shield. The first birthday of Fortnite is right around the corner. And Battle Royale isn't the only area with Birthday rewards. Some minor changes have made Playground Mode more fun, such as allowing gamers to switch teams and reduced spawn times.

Electronics Here's the Mi A2 Lite
Author: 0 Here's the Mi A2 Lite

Recall that a detailed hands-on video of the device which was later taken down was released a month before Xiaomi even scheduled the launch event. If you're in a country where Xiaomi is selling the Mi A2 - the company says it'll be on sale in "40 territories" but couldn't say exactly which at the time of writing - then this phone is well worth taking a glance at.

Electronics Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched
Author: 0 Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched

While 48 megapixels is an impressive stat, hardware is only half the equation. This is largely thanks to the ultra-compact pixel size of just 0.8μm, the smallest in any image sensor to date. The 48 effective megapixels are found on an 8mm diagonal unit, which will enable enhanced photography in smartphones of the future. This comes at the expense of resolution, though, resulting in - in the case of Sony's new sensor - 12-megapixel photos.

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