TPG, Vodafone Australia confirm $15bn merger - Strategy - Telco/ISP

30 Aug, 2018

TPG now wholesales Vodafone's 4G network under a AU$1 billion deal that also involved TPG building out a 4,000-kilometre fibre network for Vodafone to launch a fixed-line National Broadband Network (NBN) offering. The merger is expected result in "substantial cost synergies" and allow the companies to maximise opportunities to invest in 5G technology. The competition watchdog said it would soon commence a 12-week public review into the merger.

Google rebrands India-first payments app Tez as Google Pay

29 Aug, 2018

Further, the blog claimed that since its launch, users have made over 750 million transactions with each one settled instantly and securely into a bank account. 50% of all Go edition devices purchasers directly upgraded from feature phones, says Google. The rebranding allows Google users to make digital payments to retail stores and conduct online transactions across apps as well as various Google products.

Trump economic adviser: White House "looking at" whether to regulate Google searches

29 Aug, 2018

Some Republican U.S. lawmakers have also raised concerns about social media companies removing content from some conservatives, and have called Twitter's chief executive to testify before a U.S. The announcement puts the search giant squarely in the White House's crosshairs amid wider allegations against the tech industry that it systematically discriminates against conservatives on social media and other platforms.

Google Pixel 3 XL popped up on the black market

27 Aug, 2018

Wow. And it seems Rozetked may not have been the only site to get its hands on a Pixel 3 XL , as another Russian vlogger who goes by Wylsacom posted more photos of a similar-looking device on Twitter. But, until now, it was not clear what the second camera would do. Previously, even on single-colour Pixel 2's , Google included a little glass section that contrasted with the matte metal back on the lower portion of the device.

Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts "priority access" for first responders

27 Aug, 2018

But Dave Hickey, Verizon's vice president of business and government sales, told lawmakers that what he called an error by the company had nothing to do with net neutrality. Verizon denies the slowdown was related to the lawsuit or the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules, which required equal data access to all customers.

Samsung unveils Galaxy J2 running on Android Go

27 Aug, 2018

Those eyeballing the capacious 512GB model, priced at $1,249.99, will need to head to AT&T , T-Mobile, Verizon , U.S. Cellular or Samsung's online store for purchase . Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S9 . The Galaxy Smart Watch will pack in the Corning DX glass and is water resistant. The style options include three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customisable watch band colors .

Mobile says 2 million customers impacted by new security breach

27 Aug, 2018

T-Mobile didn't say in the letter how many of its 77 million customers were affected. The incident happened early in the morning on 20 August when hackers from "an worldwide group" accessed company servers through an API. T-Mobile's swift reaction may have been why the hackers only managed to steal about 2 million customers' records. You can also request a call back or schedule a time for your Team of Experts to call you through both the T-Mobile App and

Nvidia Unveils All-New RTX Series GPUs

23 Aug, 2018

According to Swedish web edition Nordic Hardware, on the same day, partners of NVIDIA will begin taking pre-orders for the first representative of a new line of video cards GeForce RTX 2080 . While they may be expensive now, what new technology isn't? Nvidia claims Turing can accelerate real-time ray tracing up to 25 times faster than the older Pascal architecture, so expect better-looking environments in your games.

Australia blocks Huawei 5G infrastructure over national security concerns

23 Aug, 2018

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. Despite Huawei's track record in Australian 4G network development, Canberra said in the latest guidance that "5G requires a network architecture that is significantly different to previous mobile generations" and "the government has found no combination of technical ...

Samsung Galaxy A6+ Offers Price Cut Again In India

23 Aug, 2018

Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 , attracted more preorder sales than the Galaxy S9 , released in March, mobile carriers here said Monday. The device also includes an industry-leading and Samsung-developed Water Carbon Cooling system, and an on-device AI-based performance-adjusting algorithm to deliver powerful yet stable performances.

Russian hackers reportedly target anti-Trump Republicans

22 Aug, 2018

Microsoft said it located and shut down six internet domains created by a group associated with the Russian government known as Strontium, aka Fancy Bear or APT28. To combat attacks such as these, Microsoft is set to expand its newly released (as of April 2018) Defending Democracy Program . Another is similar to the domain used by the Hudson Institute , which hosts prominent discussions on topics including cybersecurity.

Nvidia Talks About Higher OC clocks on the Founder 2080 cards

21 Aug, 2018

Playing the new Rotterdam map in Battlefield 5 , however, was more convincing of how good real-time ray tracing can make a game look. Lights interact and blend with each other in real time in a highly realistic fashion, and shadows are cast in a more natural way, with shadows appearing smoother when ray tracing is enabled.

NSW Bushfires In Ulladulla, Nowra

19 Aug, 2018

Two houses were destroyed in the bushfire that swept through the Bega Valley on the New South Wales south coast yesterday. Strong winds and dry conditions are now making flames spread in Ulladulla and Bega Valley in New South Wales (NWS), Australia.

Voice Search, Smart Speakers Raise The Bar 08/16/2018

19 Aug, 2018

For what it's worth Lenovo's device scored an 8.6 rating from CNET , compared with last year's rating of 6.9 for the Echo Show (currently discounted to $130). For a lot of users (myself included), this represented a major blow to the usability of the Amazon Echo, which is perfectly tailored for watching short videos as opposed to more involved, long-form content.

Australian teen sparks Federal Bureau of Investigation action after hacking Apple

19 Aug, 2018

It said "at no point during this incident" was personal user data compromised. However, one Australian teenager chose to show he was a big fan of Apple by repeatedly breaking into the company's servers and stealing data. Apple said that it had, "discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement", although it hasn't discussed the specifics of the incident.

The OnePlus 6T will launch in October - on T

18 Aug, 2018

Since the OnePlus 3, the Chinese company has been launching two flagship devices every year- a standard version and a "T" version with minor upgrades over the standard version. Somewhere north of 75 percent of all smartphone sales go through carriers in the USA, which makes having a carrier partner a key element for any smartphone maker that wants to break into the big leagues.

Motorola P30 Launch, a smartphone like iPhone X

18 Aug, 2018

The Verge in its report says Motorola's new phone "looks exactly like an iPhone with a Huawei paint job ". That makes it around a quarter of the price of Apple's £999 iPhone X . But, the rumors were true and Motorola has just presented its Huawei P20/iPhone X clone, which will be released only in China, at least for now. It features a gradient colour design at the rear, similar to flagship Huawei smartphones.

China freezes all game license approvals

17 Aug, 2018

Tencent first rolled out WeChat mini programs in early 2017, which allows users to use services from different companies on the WeChat platform without actually downloading the application from app stores. One potentially promising area is payments, where monthly active users stood at 800 million as of June. But Tencent also warned of a hit to gross margins by higher requirements on the reserves it must set aside for its financial services business.

Heavy Sniper Confirmed for Fortnite Battle Royale

16 Aug, 2018

Using its Twitter handle, Fortnite has confirmed that the Android beta program is now open to more non-Samsung phones, including the Pixels, Huawei's and even the Essential Phone . The game developer has opted to offer the hit video game, Fortnite Battle Royale , directly on its official website . The main disadvantage is that you make it much tougher for your game to be discovered.

Nvidia Announces Turing Architecture for World's First Tracing GPUs

16 Aug, 2018

The new Turing technology can capitalize on this with promises of a new generation of hybrid rendering that enables cinematic-quality interactive experiences, wonderful new effects powered by neural networks and fluid interactivity on highly complex models.

Why are you not buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 9?

15 Aug, 2018

The Korean electronics giant also launched the phone in Singapore's Botanical Gardens on August 10, since the Note series is popular in the city state. Essential actually beat some Pixel phones with its day-one Pie update, and several phones will likely have the final version of Android 9 before the Pixel 3 ships in the fall.

Honda Civic gets new look, standard active safety features, Sport trim

14 Aug, 2018

The 2019 Honda Civic features some very mild styling updates. Pricing hasn't been announced yet for the refreshed 2019 Civic models. The tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan has been given a subtle makeover in the United States, a facelift that is expected to preview changes likely to be rolled out to other markets in the future.

Turning off 'Location History' does not prevent Google from tracking you

14 Aug, 2018

If you get regular weather updates and alerts, even with location tracking turned off, it turns back on every time it updates the weather for you. After being contacted by the AP, Google says that in order to turn off these location markers, users must turn off another setting that does not reference location information.

Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline

11 Aug, 2018

According to Camel, "multiple Diablo projects" are in the works, and the team "may" have some things to show regarding the projects this year. Speaking of Diablo , original Diablo designer recently revealed that Diablo 3 would have been much more Diablo II-looking if Blizzard North had developed the game.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 is up for pre-order in India

11 Aug, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 516PPI and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it for protection against scratches. The Galaxy Note 9 will be released on 24 August , at a price of £899/$1,000 for the version with 128GB or storage and 6GB RAM, and £1,099/$1,250 for the 512GB/8GB RAM option.

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