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The poor result punctuates an abrupt about-face in sentiment this year as Beijing chilled the world's largest gaming arena. Shares in Tencent, which is set to report half-year earnings on Wednesday, closed down 3.4 percent, against a 0.7 percent fall in the benchmark Hang Seng share price index.
  • Hi-res render of Galaxy Note 9 surfaces: yellow stylus, blue phone

    Hi-res render of Galaxy Note 9 surfaces: yellow stylus, blue phone

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    Apple is also reported to launch three devices , a 5.8-inch OLED, 6.1-inch LCD and 6.5 inch OLED. Priced lower than other Galaxy J series phones? According to a report seen by Business Insider , the two larger, higher-end Galaxy S10 models will have the "ultrasonic FOD" feature, while the smallest Galaxy S10 will have the fingerprint sensor on the side of the device.
  • President joins Lee Jae-yong at Samsung factory opening in India

    President joins Lee Jae-yong at Samsung factory opening in India

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    He said it is a matter of pride that India is home to the world's largest Samsung unit. Over 30 per cent of the production at Samsung's Noida manufacturing facility will be exported. That leaves about 875 million people who could buy their first smartphone sometime within the next few years. "I am committed to raise relations with India to the level of those with our four major powers around the Korean peninsula", Moon said, adding that this commitment was embodied in his new southern policy ...
  • Microsoft Announces Its Cheapest And Lightest Surface Ever

    Microsoft Announces Its Cheapest And Lightest Surface Ever

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    In regards to ports , it has a surface Connect which allows for USB-C, as well as a headphone jack (hurray!) and a MicroSDXC card reader. It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to introduce a new Surface device. It runs an Intel Pentium processor . The firm has taken its apparently popular Alcantara fabric and applied it to new Signature Type Covers for the Surface Go .
  • Samsung's Android Go phone revealed in numerous hands-on photos

    Samsung's Android Go phone revealed in numerous hands-on photos

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    The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The rear camera comes with features like Beauty, Animated GIF, Action, Panorama, Food, as well as HDR modes. My Galaxy Video app is available on the phone to provide curated video content like Bollywood movies and TV shows to the user. "Packed with new "Make for India" innovations such as "Chat-Over-Video", My Galaxy Video and Samsung Pay Mini, Galaxy On6 is a flawless companion for multi-taskers", said Sandeep Singh ...
  • There's a new colour variant of the OnePlus 6 - and it's stunning

    There's a new colour variant of the OnePlus 6 - and it's stunning

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    Speaking from the customer perspective, this move comes as no surprise since the company has also launched a Lava Red edition for its previous phone - the OnePlus 5T . "We believe power and attitude can be both elegant and humble, and we have strived to achieve this with the OnePlus 6 Red Edition, " said Pete Lau, CEO and Founder, OnePlus.
  • Google Home speakers complain of 'glitch'

    Google Home speakers complain of 'glitch'

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    Many users report that they can't stream anything on their Chromecast , nor cast content to devices that support Chromecast. We will update this post when Google finds a solution to the problems affecting Google Homes and Chromecasts. Google Home and Chromecast owners started reporting issues to Google early Wednesday morning, according to online help forums for both devices. It hasn't revealed any more information about the cause of this outage and precisely how many users have been ...
  • Apple, Samsung settle epic patent infringement battle

    Apple, Samsung settle epic patent infringement battle

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    The ruling, of course, didn't spell the end for Apple and Samsung's legal squabbles. Despite their legal issues, both Apple and Samsung are still the global leaders in term of smartphone sales, though Chinese phone makers Huawei and OPPO have begun to eat into Samsung's market share recently.
  • Oakland dispensary pulls products over 'Permit Patty' viral video

    Oakland dispensary pulls products over 'Permit Patty' viral video

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    In this latest instance of black people being reported to authorities for seemingly normal things, Ettel - now nicknamed by critics " Permit Patty " - has drawn comparisons to Jennifer Schulte. On top of all that, the mother of the young girl will apparently be pressing charges for harassment. Many Twitter users accused Ettel of racism - a charge that Ettel denies, stating that it had nothing to do with race.
  • Apple releases tvOS 12 public beta

    Apple releases tvOS 12 public beta

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    Apple will be updating the beta version with more features in the future. While iOS 12 does have a lot of new features to play with, just be mindful of software bugs. How to download: To get started , head to beta.apple.com and get an early access account using the same information you use to sign into the App Store.
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro leaked packing Snapdragon 710 SoC

    Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro leaked packing Snapdragon 710 SoC

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    Three variants are going on sale, with the most expensive of them offering 4G LTE (TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE bands) and Global Positioning System along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for1,499 yuan ($230). The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is official. You will receive an update to MIUI 9.5, which is based on Android Oreo . Coming to the camera department, the Mi Pad 4 features a single 13MP primary camera with OV13855 sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
  • Stephen Miller called 'fascist' by protester at Mexican restaurant

    Stephen Miller called 'fascist' by protester at Mexican restaurant

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    Since Miller's cell phone number has since been deactivated, Twitter is no longer taking action against users sharing it. Is Stephen Miller's proclivity to stir up controversy and "trigger libs" behind the Trump administration's policy to separate families? Many Republicans have voiced concerns about the president's "zero-tolerance" policy at the border which led to the separating of families and the detaining of young children and babies.
  • The OnePlus 6 sold over 1 million units in just 22 days

    The OnePlus 6 sold over 1 million units in just 22 days

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    OnePlus has had several years of success, and it looks like the company's newest flagship smartphone , the OnePlus 6 , is continuing that trend. The base model starts at a slightly higher price of US$529 in the US. This is contrary to the price of the competing flagships that are available in the price segment of over $700 (approximately Rs. 48,000). We cannot count the number of excellent reviews around the OnePlus 6 either of the users or of the press.
  • E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean

    E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean

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    During Square Enix's conference today, we got an extended look at Sora's next adventure. Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood has a new crossover event with Capcom's Monster Hunter World and a new update titled Under The Moonlight . A trailer that presents the scenario, the scenery and the climate disasters that Rico Rodriguez will have to face . It's coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 .
  • The end of net neutrality is here

    The end of net neutrality is here

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    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've heard about the impending death of net neutrality. One specific fear is that smaller companies and startups will not have the same opportunities to grow if ISPs can pick and choose companies and services to favor in what is called "paid prioritization".
  • New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies

    New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies

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    PlayStation's E3 2018 Showcase finally gave us an expanded look at the game, showing details about the gameplay and its risky world. In 2004, Activision and developer Treyarch released Spider-Man 2: The Game, which was the first time that a game adaptation of Spider-Man physically connected the hero's webs to the buildings around him.
  • Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect

    Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect

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    As chairman of the Federal Communications Commission , Ajit Pai spearheaded the repeal of the agency's net-neutrality rules. In other words, no speeding up, slowing down or blocking specific websites or online services. More than 20 states have filed a lawsuit to stop the net neutrality repeal. If the only providers that can serve state governments are those that observe net neutrality, these states reason, then it could shape what services consumers are offered, too.
  • 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is a refinement of a classic formula

    'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is a refinement of a classic formula

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    Prequel DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was shown. One of the main attractions of Nintendo Switch over the past weeks is Pokemon: Let's Go. This latest iteration is inspired by the original Mario Party, and will have its share of new mini-games - including ones that'll make use of the Joy-Con controllers.
  • Forza Horizon 4 Revealed with Brand New Trailer

    Forza Horizon 4 Revealed with Brand New Trailer

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    It did not reveal financial terms of the studio acquisitions. The full trailer shows a glimpse of the Master Chief himself, and there is some impressive landscape shots, hinting at an expansive environment. Playground Games . Microsoft has acquired United Kingdom -based Playground Games , a development partner since 2010 that has helped grow the " Forza " franchise to new heights.
  • Elder Scrolls: Blades: Everything you need to know!

    Elder Scrolls: Blades: Everything you need to know!

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    Pre-orders are open on those platforms right now, and you can also pre-register for early access on Bethesda's website . Todd Howard even told us that his own son is hounding him for details regarding the next Elder Scrolls game. "There's no reason to wait to play the game", Van Hoose said. It's inspired by the more combat-orientated The Elder Scrolls: Arena , the very first entry in the series from back in 1994.
  • Blizzard working on new Diablo game reveals job ad

    Blizzard working on new Diablo game reveals job ad

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    PC Gamer notes that there's a possibility of either an all-new Diablo IV , or a careful remake of Diablo II . Blizzard is hiring for a job very specific to Diablo . The ever-rich Blizzard careers website has a new listing that's specifically looking for a dungeon artist. If they're not taunting you with their "promise" of barely minimum wage with a requirement of half-a-billion years experience in your chosen field, they're teasing new games.
  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 Mobile processor for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs

    Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 Mobile processor for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs

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    One of the first manufacturers to use the new chip is Samsung, which will produce Windows 10 PCs with the 850. Qualcomm only showed their big and clunky reference tablet running simple Windows app store games like Asphalt 8. That means virtual surround sound via the 3.5mm jack or USB Type-C audio. The chipset also supports Microsoft's Machine Learning SDK. The company confirmed alongside Qualcomm at Computex 2018 today that it's going to build its very own Snapdragon-powered ...
  • Apple's software improvements could make AR as universal as iOS

    Apple's software improvements could make AR as universal as iOS

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    So, for example , if you have a image stack then when you drop it onto the desktop it will get swept up into it - click on the stack and the files launch back on the desktop for perusal. Quick Look has been updated as well with a similar Quick Actions set up to edit files without ever opening them. Stocks and Voice Memos will be on the Mac as well as been seen on the iPad .
  • New iOS 12 Features Let Users Limit Screen Time, Reduce Interruptions

    New iOS 12 Features Let Users Limit Screen Time, Reduce Interruptions

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    Parents will be able to set limits on children's iPhone activity. The new Screen Time feature is one of the most significant add-ons with iOS 12 . Apple Inc . said it will combine the different software systems underpinning iPhone and Mac apps, creating a larger, more-attractive ecosystem for millions of developers.
  • Get ready to win WWDC 2018 with keynote bingo card

    Get ready to win WWDC 2018 with keynote bingo card

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    Apple's event is traditionally used to give an early look at the next version of all Apple's software platforms before they are released to the public in the autumn. Apple has said before that Dolby Atmos for Apple TV is coming, so rumours suggest it will be announced at this upcoming event. The Apple Watch is already considered to be one of the best wearables for monitoring daily health and exercise but it's thought that in-depth sleep tracking could be next for this device.
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 3 release date, price and specs

    Xiaomi Mi Band 3 release date, price and specs

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    The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage , and, it also comes with 3D Face Unlock as well as In-display Fingerprint Scanner. Some of the features of MIUI 10 include a revamped task manager, gesture controls and AI portrait mode for enhanced Bokeh shots. The display notch is not as prominent as the one on the Mi 8, and houses the earpiece, front camera , LED notification light and sensors.
  • UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

    UPCOMING PIXEL LAUNCHES Google Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL

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    The larger of the two phones, which are rumoured to be called the "Pixel 3" and "Pixel 3 XL" , will reportedly feature an edge-to-edge display like the iPhone X . By contrast, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL only have a single front-facing camera. According to Android Central , this wearable gadget will likely be the first ever smartwatch the company has released under its Pixel brand.
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaks: is this the sequel to Origins?

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaks: is this the sequel to Origins?

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    French site Jeuxvideo has posted an image of a keyring for a game called Assassin's Creed Odyssey . Earlier rumors suggest that Assassin's Creed Odyssey will feature both a male and female protagonist, see players fighting against Greek mythological creates and will be set after the events in Assassin's Creed Origins .
  • Fallout 76 Announced, Still Unclear What Exactly It Is

    Fallout 76 Announced, Still Unclear What Exactly It Is

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    On TV a broadcast is shown with a man saying, "When the fighting has stopped and the fallout has settled, you must rebuild", adding that "in Vault 76, our future begins". According to the fan encyclopedia at Fallout Wikia, Vault 76 was meant to open just 20 years after a 2077 nuclear conflict. Fallout 3 and 4 are set over 200 years after the war, after much of the population has had time to reconstruct human civilization.
  • Mega Man 11 PC And Console Release Date Confirmed

    Mega Man 11 PC And Console Release Date Confirmed

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    Yes, Capcom's managed not to cancel a new Mega Man game. Video game icon Mega Man returns in celebration of his 30th anniversary in Mega Man 11 , the next evolution in the long running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series.
  • IOS 11.4 Adds Stereo Pairing to Air Play 2, HomePod Speaker

    IOS 11.4 Adds Stereo Pairing to Air Play 2, HomePod Speaker

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    You can also control multiple AirPlay 2-powered audio devices directly from Control Centre of your iOS device even through the lock screen. Apple has released iOS 11 .4 for eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. AirPlay 2 is more restricted at launch. Brands like Bang & Olufsen, Bluesound, Bose, Sonos, etc are offering such speakers. This might change when Sonos enables Google Assistant support in the near future.
  • Jared Kushner granted security clearance

    Jared Kushner granted security clearance

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    In his statement, Mr Lowell added that Mr Trump's son-in-law had also sat for a second time with special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating the United States leader's campaign links with Russian Federation over alleged election meddling.
  • Musk's Boring Company Pitches 10-Minute Tunnel Ride

    Musk's Boring Company Pitches 10-Minute Tunnel Ride

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    The Boring Company has taken it slow, choosing to build a 2.1-mile proof-of-concept tunnel in below SpaceX's parking lot in the town of Hawthorne. "Once we're done, in order to get public feedback, we want to offer free rides sort of like a weird little Disney ride in the middle of LA", Musk said.
  • Fine with Dalit chief minsiter if Congress says so: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

    Fine with Dalit chief minsiter if Congress says so: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

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    Also, some said that the exit polls aren't true and the truth will come out on Tuesday when the election commission will count the voting and tell the result to the whole nation. The Karnataka polls are also being seen by some as the barometer for the prevailing public mood about the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. A day after the Karnataka Assembly polls, chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday asserted that the Congress would retain power in the southern state and said this was ...
  • 'Swamp Person' Joe Donnelly Announces Support For Trump's CIA Nominee

    'Swamp Person' Joe Donnelly Announces Support For Trump's CIA Nominee

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    Protesters disrupted Gina Haspel's CIA Senate confirmation hearing this week over Haspel's involvement in enhanced interrogation tactics used by the CIA after 9/11. Haspel has said that as CIA head she would not allow her agency to engage in the interrogation tactics that have been put off the table for their harshness, even if ordered to do so.
  • Android P: Qualcomm Partners Google to Bring Faster Updates to Snapdragon Devices

    Android P: Qualcomm Partners Google to Bring Faster Updates to Snapdragon Devices

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    Google has renamed the operating system as Wear OS . The chip maker has mainly leveraged Project Treble , which is aimed to offer faster Android updates by separating the hardware code from the core OS code. Google also changed its development schedule to bring more frequent minor updates after criticism of long delays between major releases. Presumably, a new chipset launched in 2018 would features a smaller process size than the 2100's 28nm.