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Essential Phone is now $200 Cheaper in the US


The Essential Phone launched earlier this year to a bit of a whimper with most highlighting software issues, camera problems and the very expensive price point. Sporting a titanium and ceramic body, the smartphone features an 5.7-inch LTPS edge-to-edge display and dons a dual camera set up on the rear. It is possible that Essential is having trouble in selling its debut phone in large numbers, but the company hasn't shared sales numbers. Read More »

IPhone 8 Sales Anemic So Far, Mobile Carrier Says


The "head start" on Monday appears to only apply to customers already enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program and doesn't necessarily guarantee launch day inventory. The silver lining is that Kuo expects Apple to overcome these challenges in short order, and production should ramp exponentially in November. However, the analyst assured investors that Apple's suppliers were close to fixing the production issues. Read More »

Google helps Hurricane Maria-affected Puerto Rico with its Project Loon


Project Loon found a telecom partner in AT&T to help get basic communication and internet activities to some people with LTE-enabled phones in Puerto Rico. territory on September 20, leaving the population of 3.4 million people without electricity or cellphone reception. Several more balloons are on their way from Nevada, and Alphabet has been authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to send up to 30 balloons to serve the hard-hit area, according to Libby Leahy, spokeswoman ... Read More »

Reportedly Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 spotted on TENAA


Despite being one of the pioneers of the now-popular bezel-less trend of the smartphone industry, Xiaomi has only one device in its portfolio so far, offering the 18:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi Note 5 is likely to run on Android 7.1 Nougat along with the MIUI 9 overlay. Backing the device is a 4000mAh battery. A leak from Hub91Mobiles uncovers that the smartphone will have a fingerprint sensor set at the back, proving the past rumours wrong that suggested that the smartphone could see revive ... Read More »

Leaked OnePlus 5T rumoured to rollout soon


The OnePlus 5 is now out of stock in most markets it seems, including both Europe and the USA, which fuels rumors of a new model launching soon, and two new OnePlus 5T renders have just surfaced. OnePlus 5T was supposed to be housing the upgraded processor but the Snapdragon will be available until 2018. Some sources believe the new handset will launch in the next month or so. Read More »

Facebook Messenger lets you send cash to friends with PayPal


Sending and requesting money on Messenger is an easy affair as long as PayPal users log onto their accounts inside Messenger or avail of the option to link their Messenger and PayPal accounts when they make purchases online. From there you'll be able to select how you want to send your money. Ahead of the impending launch of Apple Pay Cash in Messages, Facebook and PayPal today announced a new partnership that allows users to send money to each other via Messenger. Read More »

Mac Mini Is In Apple's Future Plans, Confirms Tim Cook


The email reinforces a statement made by Phil Schiller , Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, who said in April that "the Mac mini is an important product in our lineup", the report adds. At just under eight square inches and just under two inches thick, it's a $500 Mac you can slot on a bookshelf. We love it too. The Mini happens to be the most affordable in Apple's desktop line-up of computers, one that is sold sans the desktop, keyboard or the mouse. Read More »

Apple's Self-Driving Car Caught on Video

The video was posted by MacCallister Higgins, who happens to be the co-founder of a self-driving startup named Voyage . They are much smaller than Google or Uber's projects, but they know what they are talking about when they look at the sensor array on top of the Lexus crossover roaming California. Read More »

Krack wifi flaw could compromise IoT devices for decades to come


The WPA2 bug, which was dubbed as KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attacks, was discovered by security researcher Mathy Vanhoef. This attack works by abusing design or implementation flaws in the WPA2 protocol of Wi-Fi standard, or what is known as the four-way handshake (network authentication protocol) to reinstall an already-in-use key, which then resets the key and allows the encryption protocol to be attacked, said a note by Kaspersky Labs, a data security firm. Read More »

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week


PayPal Holdings had a net margin of 12.82% and a return on equity of 11.10%. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.17 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.36 EPS. According to data from First Call, PayPal Holdings, Inc . The company's 50-day moving average price is $64.66 and its 200 day moving average price is $64.66. Read More »

Destiny 2 PC Pre-load is Now Available


Responses to Bungie's tweet congratulating Redeem on their first place finish are peppered with people pointing out Redeem's blatant use of the coil glitch , with a few people calling it "cheating". "We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid", the Community Manager wrote. While some players have defended Clan Redeem, insisting that all that happened was a player took advantage of a bug Bungie failed to program out of its game, many others are ... Read More »

McCain Honest Ads Act looks to regulate online political ads


The company's ad guidelines prohibit anything that incites "hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization". Read More »

Facebook Now Has A Second News Feed Called 'Explore Feed'


As with everything on Facebook, the Explore Feed will be algorithmic so your past likes and shares will influence it's content. Don't see it yet? It appears that the web version will have the rocket logo on the left side sidebar, filled under the " Explore " section, which already includes Pages, Events, Groups, Moments, and Saved, and several more. Read More »

Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and laptops

We set a high bar for our developers. "You don't have to do anything to get the update; it will roll out automatically to you through "Windows Update" if you've chosen to have updates installed automatically on your device", Microsoft wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday. Read More »

HTC U11 Plus latest rumours: Release date, price and specs


Until November 2nd , this is all the information we have to go from. No other details were given, but it's presumably a single-lens one and may well be the same as the one used in the standard HTC U11 . TechRadar's take: A big screen and a new aspect ratio would help the U11 Plus stand out from the normal U11, so we'd consider that likely. He also claimed that it will pack a massive 4000mAh battery , substantially larger than the U11's 3000mAh cell. Read More »

Switch Update Adds Video Capture


The new update to the switch has enabled the feature of video capturing which is only compatible with selected games like; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , ARMS , and Splatoon 2 , for now. Yep, you can now capture video clips of your games and upload them to social networks, for up to 30 seconds. We'll likely be seeing more games include the feature later on, possibly starting as soon as Fire Emblem Warriors on Friday. Read More »

Google's AlphaGo AI no longer requires human input to master Go


AlphaGo Zero , the latest version of the ground-breaking program that first defeated champion players previous year, used machine learning to master Go within just three days. Google's DeepMind researchers have just announced the next evolution of their seemingly indomitable artificial intelligence - AlphaGo Zero - which has dispensed with what may have been the most inefficient resource in its ongoing quest for knowledge: humans. Read More »

Those mini PS4 controllers are coming to North America


According to a description of the controller that was provided via a PlayStation Blog post where the Mini Wired Gamepad was first announced, it appears that the controller is being marketed towards younger gamers. It's smaller, easier to grip, and looks like it'll be a ideal plug-and-play option for families with young gamers who want to quickly join in games. Shrinking down the controller hasn't come without its casualties though, and among the features lost are the touchpad, light bar, ... Read More »

Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates for Rice Midstream Partners (RMP)


It has underperformed by 6.87% the S&P500. The value of the investment in Enable Midstream Partners, LP C went from $201,000 to $197,000 a change of $4,000 since the last quarter. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 6 with "Buy". Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of DCP Midstream Partners, in the second quarter valued at approximately $246,698,000. Read More »

Vermintide 2 will not sell loot boxes, developer confirms


Fatshark included some more information in the trailer with 15 careers/5 heroes, visceral melee combat, improved loot system, talent trees, new enemies and weapons and more. "One thing that worked really well [in the first Vermintide ] was the banter between the characters that we really love". The fifteen career paths will have different abilities, talents, and weapons, and they will be needed because a new threat is coming. Read More »