Seeking new growth drivers, Samsung plans US$22b spending on new tech

11 Aug, 2018

It will also develop a range of system-on-chips for autonomous driving based on its semiconductor, telecoms and display technologies products, as well as build new chipsets to support AI, 5G and data centres. "It will continue to invest heavily in the businesses, including developing and manufacturing biosimilars to combat chronic and difficult-to-cure diseases".

Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

11 Aug, 2018

Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google's digital store, but rather through its own service. Whether this is a mere typo or Google doesn't know how to spell the name of the game is unclear, but it's a somewhat amusing mishap nonetheless. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store.

Doom Eternal Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

11 Aug, 2018

There's a lot to unpack from today's footage. It ended with the Doomslayer protagonist getting ready to swing a sword. It comes with an arm blade used to impale and slice demons. No new Doom game would be complete without fresh ways to utterly annihilate demon spawn. Don't worry though - if you have enough trouble with Doom's AI demons, you can turn off invasions.

Red Dead Redemption 2 shows off 6 minutes of in-game footage

10 Aug, 2018

When the first Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer arrived, we marveled at how unbelievable the game looked. "In the late 1800s, America was evolving, on its way to becoming the most powerful country in the world", the trailer's narrator reveals.

Sony Celebrates Half a Billion Consoles Sold with Limited Edition PS4

10 Aug, 2018

It has revealed that more than 525.3 million PlayStation consoles have been sold worldwide in the span of just 24 years. Alongside a transparent vertical stand, the package also includes a PlayStation Camera which doesn't feature a translucent chassis but still draped in similar dark blue colorway.

Google Pixel 3 XL smiles for the camera

10 Aug, 2018

The addition would be noteworthy; finding USB-C headphones isn't exactly easy, as competing audio standards have made it hard for manufacturers to support devices with USB-C ports in lieu of 3.5mm headphone jacks. This appears to be a "clearly white" color variant, and from these images, the two-tone back switches between a smooth and glossy finish. It looks a lot like the Pixel 2 XL, with the only difference being the notch.

Samsung Unveils Note 9, Upgraded Watch and Home Speaker

10 Aug, 2018

Samsung has been conservative on battery improvements ever since its Note 7 phone in 2016 developed a tendency to burst into flame, prompting an expensive recall and delivering a hit to the company's reputation. Users can choose between 128GB or 512GB. Samsung said that it's working with Spotify and Google to integrate Bixby into their products. Samsung blamed itself partly for the disappointing performance, saying on an earnings call that it's played too safe with smartphones ...

Nintendo Announces New Amiibo, Limited Edition Smash Bros Ultimate

09 Aug, 2018

Fire Emblem's Chrom will be an echo of Lucina, whilst Dark Samus will echo Samus. During the YouTube video, fans were shown new fighter and Castlevania protagonist Simon Belmont . Death's Scythe is a one-hit KO item for highly damaged opponents, and Ramblin' Evil Mushroom reverses an opponent's controls. Kappin from the Animal Crossing series takes players on a ride on his bus off-stage.

How to use the new app switcher in Android Pie

07 Aug, 2018

That's why Android 9 comes with features like Adaptive Battery , which learns the apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them, and Adaptive Brightness , which learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you.

Moto Z3 Unboxing and First Look!

05 Aug, 2018

The Moto Z3 is the latest in the company's Z family of phones that feature magnetic backings to attach to Moto Mods-phone modules that allow users to customize your phone's look and feel, and increase the battery life , as reported by our sister site CNET .

Google 'working on censored search engine' for China

04 Aug, 2018

According to The Intercept: "Google's Chinese search app will automatically identify and filter websites blocked by the so-called Great Firewall of China". "But we don't comment on speculation about future plans", a Google spokesperson told VOA in a statement. United States internet titans have long struggled with doing business in China, home of a "Great Firewall" that blocks politically sensitive content, such as the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

Counterpoint: OnePlus 6 shipments beat Galaxy S9+ nearly 3:1 in India

03 Aug, 2018

It said Huawei shipped almost 4 million Honor-branded smartphones outside of China for the quarter, registering a 150 percent year-on-year increase. Samsung led the smartphone market by volume even though it registered an annual decline of 11% owing to weak sales of its flagship Galaxy S9 series smartphones.

Galaxy Note9 name confirmed by Samsung for its 'most powerful phone yet'

03 Aug, 2018

On top of the onboard storage, the Galaxy Note9 will also support up to a full 1TB of additional storage via microSD. Someone hasn't quite figured out how YouTube works down in New Zealand. Interestingly, the Note 9 will supposedly come with "all-day" battery life too, but the video didn't state the exact capacity of the phablet's battery.

The PS4 has finally overtaken the PS3 in Sony's latest financial report

03 Aug, 2018

Under that strategy, the gaming business saw profit increase to 83.5 billion yen in the three months ended June from 17.7 billion yen a year earlier, as high-margin online software and new first-party titles such as "God of War" and "Detroit: Become Human" compensated for slowing sales of PlayStation 4 consoles.

"Honor Note 10 with 6.95" Display, 5000mAh Battery & Flagship Specifications Launched

02 Aug, 2018

Unlike the recently launched Huawei and Honor smartphones, the new Honor Note 10 opted for the 18:9 display than the notch display . With the Note 10 , the company also introduced the CPU Turbo which is said to intelligently clean up the background apps processing and increase the performance of the CPU .

Google rolls out YouTube dark theme for Android users

02 Aug, 2018

The dark mode option for iOS launched over four months ago. Once the Dark Mode is enabled, the color of app's UI elements is inverted from white to black (check image above). "We quickly concluded that the way most people would expect themes to work and the way Dark Mode works were fundamentally different". Desktop users are able to access the feature by clicking their profile on the top right hand corner and switching the dark mode toggle to on.

Samsung sees profit growth slow in Q2 as competition heats up

02 Aug, 2018

Unnamed sources claim " Samsung is likely to be renewing its budget phone push amid lukewarm sales of its flagship premium phones". ETNews says that this is less than Samsung had planned to sell the phone for. During the second quarter, Samsung's semiconductor business generated 11.61 trillion won in operating profit, almost 80 percent of the entire operating income.

WhatsApp Messenger Gets Group Calling for Voice and Video

31 Jul, 2018

Users ca now make a group call with up to three people for a total of four participants in the group voice/video call. To use it, you must first start a call with someone, then click the " add participants " button shown in the top right corner of the chat window.

Fortnite BR Playground Returns in New Birthday Update 5.10

30 Jul, 2018

The event tasks players with completing challenges and quests, which will earn them access to special birthday cosmetics. The most substantial introduction is the game becoming birthday themed to tie-in with Fortnite turning one. Here's all the locations of each Birthday Cake for the Dance Challenge. "We are thrilled to be part of the Fortnite experience", said Judd Zebersky, CEO, Jazwares .

NY moves to kick out state's largest cable provider

28 Jul, 2018

The Public Service Commission gave Charter 60 days submit a plan to hand over its NY operations to a new cable, internet and phone provider, rescinding the state's previous approval of the major cable merger. Andrew Cuomo's administration over the company's required expansion of high-speed internet access. John Sipos, the Public Service Commission's deputy general counsel, said the commission "explicitly conditioned its approval [of the merger] on a host of conditions created to yield ...

Wildfire Kills Bulldozer Operator in Northern California

27 Jul, 2018

The heart of Yosemite National Park remained empty the day after campers and hotel guests were evicted so firefighters could try to keep the state's largest fire from entering the park almost two weeks after it was sparked. The fire burned over the operator and his equipment, making the man the second bulldozer operator killed in a California blaze in less than two weeks.

New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Teaser Promises More Battery Life

27 Jul, 2018

It would seem that Samsung might've had something to do with it. The last one shows a PDF file taking a long time to open, despite the user turning off automatic updates and switching off Wi-Fi and data usage. The Type-C port on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is going to be utilizing the DisplayPort interface, meaning that you will easily be able to hook up the device to an external monitor if you want to extend the phone's screen real estate.

Uber suspends driver after he secretly livestreamed his passengers

25 Jul, 2018

In some instances, the passengers confirmed their full names to Gargac during the broadcast without him ever informing them that they were being recorded. Twitch did not comment to the newspaper on the case. People were sometimes named in the videos, the Post-Dispatch said, while homes were also shown.

‘Fortnite’ Has Generated Over $1 Billion From In-Game Purchases

23 Jul, 2018

The study centers around the emergence of battle royale styled games , and how they have come to dominate the streaming market. Players can spend money to earn V-bucks within the game, which can be spent on outfits, or "skins", accessories, and dance movies for their avatars.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 press renders and hands-on images leaked online

19 Jul, 2018

The biggest difference is apparently the position of the fingerprint sensor that has been moved from the vertical-positioned sensor next to the dual rear camera setup that was featured on the Galaxy Note 8 a year ago to a horizontal-oriented sensor.

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