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While the Emergency Alert System has been tested before, the Wednesday test will be the first time the nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert system will be tested. As part of the alert, cellphones that are on and within range of a cell tower will receive a message and a "loud tone and vibration" but not all phones will receive the message.
  • Chrissy Teigen Says Everyone Mispronounces Her Last Name

    Chrissy Teigen Says Everyone Mispronounces Her Last Name

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    Grande explained that her brother decided they should pronounce their last name as the more flashy "Grahn-day" while her grandfather always said "Gran-dee". After that clip of Grande, 25, was shared to Twitter , model and author Teigen was drawn into the conversation - and revealed her name is just as misconstrued.
  • The PlayStation Classic is Sony's Answer to the NES Mini

    The PlayStation Classic is Sony's Answer to the NES Mini

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    The games that have been confirmed so far are Final Fantasy VII , Tekken 3 , Wild Arms , Jumping Flash , and R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 . Sony's PlayStation Classic will become available from 3 December 2018. You can see a whole bunch more neat photos at the official site for the PlayStation Classic . The PlayStation Classic is powered by USB cable, meaning that any port capable of 5W out, or via a USB-to-AC plug, is capable of powering the console.
  • Samsung hints Galaxy A phone with four cameras is coming next month

    Samsung hints Galaxy A phone with four cameras is coming next month

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    It could also be the new Galaxy A (2019) series that traditionally launches during the December- January timeline. Could it be smartglasses, a dual display smartphone, or a new mid-range smartphone that they said would be coming to market this fall aimed at millennials? There has been speculation that Samsung is developing Galaxy S10 with a triple-lens camera and a self-healing screen.
  • Google`s mailing app `Inbox` to discontinue from March 2019

    Google`s mailing app `Inbox` to discontinue from March 2019

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    And Gmail seems the most plausible given that most of the features of Inbox have made it to Gmail. "We have incorporated numerous features that you like in the Inbox, and also more modern such as Smart Compose, which allows you to quickly create drafts of letters", - said in Google.
  • Verizon opens four 5G Labs, makes 5G name

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    In fact, Verizon 5G is not yet ready for mobile phone users in US. Although Verizon 5G Home won't arrive until October, you can sign up atFirstOn5G.com starting at 8 a.m. We also asked Verizon for the service's upload speeds and information about what equipment will be used in the home. Verizon is probably taking a hit on the cost of service in order to get 5G service into as many homes as possible.
  • Nintendo to sell NES-style Switch wireless controllers to online service subscribers

    Nintendo to sell NES-style Switch wireless controllers to online service subscribers

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    For individual memberships, one, three and 12-month subscriptions will cost $3.99, $7.99 and $19.99, respectively. As if the Nintendo Switch wasn't getting enough awesome accessories already (like that GameCube controller and adapter), it's set to become home to classic gaming NES fun! You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18.
  • Here's how pictures of the new iPhone XS leaked

    Here's how pictures of the new iPhone XS leaked

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    The iPhone XS will retail from $999, while the larger iPhone XS will start at $1,099, with pre-orders opening 14 September and it will go on sale from 21 September. Phil Schiller, the company's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, described A12 Bionic as "the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone".
  • Luis Enrique: Sergio Ramos is a chosen one

    Luis Enrique: Sergio Ramos is a chosen one

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    The new coach's press appearances so far suggest he will carry that same edge felt by the journalist two years ago into worldwide management, and it remains to be seen whether it proves a source of unification or alienation amongst his players.
  • China's richest man Jack Ma will retire on Monday

    China's richest man Jack Ma will retire on Monday

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    Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding and public face of the technology juggernaut, will unveil the plan on September 10 on his 54th birthday. Ma, who is China's third-richest person with a net worth of $36.6 billion, according to Forbes magazine, was quoted by the NYT as saying that his retirement is not the end of an era, but " the beginning of an era ".
  • Apple iPhone Prices Leaked: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9

    Apple iPhone Prices Leaked: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9

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    According to 9to5Mac , which brought us the first "official" render of the smartphone along with the iPhone Xs naming, says that the 6.5-inch OLED device will be called the iPhone Xs Max . Again, there are likely to be improvements but specifics aside, expect features introduced on the iPhone X like Animoji to be on board. As the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus carry list prices of $699 and $799 (for the 64GB version), this means you may see an iPhone 9 going for around $750.
  • Google Chrome’s new Material Design theme rolls out on all platforms

    Google Chrome’s new Material Design theme rolls out on all platforms

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    On iOS (but strangely not on Android ), the toolbar has been moved to the bottom for easier reach. The screenshot that you see above depicts the new default design of the Google Chrome web browser on desktop operating systems. As Chrome gained popularity, the browsers market share continued to grow exponentially and today holds more than 60% of that share on desktop and over 50% on mobile.
  • Samsung Note 9 Has Officially Forgotten Note 7

    Samsung Note 9 Has Officially Forgotten Note 7

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    Because the launch of Samsung's most exciting new smartphone in years is drawing closer, and now a report on Monday morning details one of its most exciting new features. If there is indeed an iPhone X Plus on the horizon, it will easily be the best competitor to the Galaxy Note yet. In the two years since the Note 7 disaster, we've had no similar incidents involving Samsung devices.
  • Massive Apple leak shows official pictures of the unreleased iPhone XS

    Massive Apple leak shows official pictures of the unreleased iPhone XS

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    For more on Apple's next smartphone, check out our story on everything we think we know so far . The final names of all the three iPhones are yet to be revealed by Apple . Apparently, these two models are called the iPhone XS . Apple is expected to launch three iPhones even this year. Instead of an iPhone 7s, it jumped straight to an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X (for the number ten, not the letter).
  • New Gmail feature to allow users to send 'confidential' emails

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    Once the email is sent, the self-destruct timer can not be changed. That means that Google now has another bit of personal data - an email connected to a phone number. In case you want to turn on the Confidential Mode to try it out, here are the steps that you will need to follow. In addition, Confidential Mode will let you set a password for viewing documents, that way only those with the password can view them.
  • China isn't approving video game licenses right now

    China isn't approving video game licenses right now

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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.
  • New Pixel 3 XL leak shows large notch, USB C headphones

    New Pixel 3 XL leak shows large notch, USB C headphones

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    Earlier today Android Police reported on a series of photos and videos. It shows the retail box being opened and the supplied accessories. Interestingly, there's a headphone jack. The leaked image of the Pixel 3 XL shows the phone in white colour. While these aren't the first leaked photos of the device, they're the first to feature the device running Android and in its packaging.
  • Blizzard confirms it is working on multiple new Diablo projects

    Blizzard confirms it is working on multiple new Diablo projects

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    The Associate Community Manager followed on by saying they "may have some things to show [fans] later this year", but nevertheless, the "forges of Blizzard are burning hot". Not only that, but Camel indicated that we'll likely hear more about what Blizzard is working on before the end of the year. Fortunately, it sounds like we're getting some details in the relatively near future.
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Updating)

    Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Updating)

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    They said: "We'll start rolling out access to players as we work on supporting a wider variety of devices in the next few days". This shortcut is set by default, but you can customize it to launch any app the Note 9 has to offer. Both the devices come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The company will deliver the new Galaxy Note 9 at your doorstep at your preferred address.
  • Samsung to invest 160 bln United States dollars, hire 40,000 for next 3 years

    Samsung to invest 160 bln United States dollars, hire 40,000 for next 3 years

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    The South Korean tech giant said the latest investment centers on building up its artificial intelligence , fifth-generation network, bio and automotive operations through the investment plan announced earlier in the day. Samsung highlighted that the investment focuses on helping subcontractors and other smaller companies that actually hire the bulk of the country's workforce.
  • DOOM Eternal Will Raise Hell On Nintendo Switch

    DOOM Eternal Will Raise Hell On Nintendo Switch

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    And of course, that fantastic Mick Gordon soundtrack keeps you going as you blast through the game. Wait, really? After all the ripping and...? The gameplay additions, the new invasion mode and the story teases for the campaign all have me hyped at this point.
  • Fortnite for Android goes

    Fortnite for Android goes "off market"

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    Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play. In response, Google has a new warning on the Play Store letting gamers know that Fortnite is not available. With the Android launch finally upon us, we project that, based on Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, Google stands to miss out on at least $50 million in platform fees during the remainder of 2018 due to this unprecedented decision.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

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    Samsung is dominating the news with its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 launch on August 9, building necessary hype for the flagship's release. The Galaxy Note 9 launch is set to take place next week, on Thursday, August 9th. The video itself shows a 512GB memory card being inserted into the Note9 which would make for a total of 1TB in total storage when combined with the 512GB of onboard space.
  • Will Google search actually return to China?

    Will Google search actually return to China?

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    Google has been developing a censored version of its search engine under the codename "Dragonfly" since the start of past year, according to a report published Wednesday by The Intercept , which cites internal documents provided by a whistleblower.
  • 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".