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Technology 'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans
Author: 0 'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans

The iPhone XS Max starts at R23 999, and goes all the way to R31 999 for the 512GB variant. It's an especially confusing moment: Apple will sell no fewer than eight iPhone models in 2018 . Prices for the cheaper iPhone XR, expected in South Africa on October 26, have not yet been released. On the package, Huawei included a semi-snarky message for soon-to-be iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max owners.

Technology Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras announced, may come to India soon
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras announced, may come to India soon

For the unaware, Huawei P20 Pro was the first triple camera smartphone to launch back in March. The A7 has a 24 megapixel front camera and adjustable LED flash, and has filters and AR emojis that can be added. The handset will initially launch in select European and Asian markets and will gradually expand this Fall. The smartphone also comes with Dolby Atmos.

Technology Google Home Hub leaks, set to face off against Amazon Echo Show
Author: 0 Google Home Hub leaks, set to face off against Amazon Echo Show

Around back, you will find the physical switch to mute the device's microphones and get a better look at the Smart Display's base. The Home Hub features a seven-inch display and will likely to cost $150. Now the system is adding integration with Google Assistant for voice control. Google is apparently getting ready to launch its very own smart display: The company may soon unveil a new device dubbed the Google Home Hub that combines a voice-controlled smart speaker with a touch screen ...

Technology Amazon is reportedly baking Alexa into a microwave this year
Author: 0 Amazon is reportedly baking Alexa into a microwave this year

More so than other virtual assistants including Siri and the Google Assistant , Amazon's Alexa has always been focused on the home. The microwave is getting the majority of the headlines and rightfully so, since it will be the first time Amazon has entered the home appliance market.

Technology Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes inside woman\'s purse in NY
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes inside woman\'s purse in NY

After which she noticed smoke coming out of her purse. She quickly put her phone on the elevator floor, the lawsuit read, and tried emptying it but the phone burned her fingers as she grabbed it. Chung calls the experience "traumatic" in her lawsuit, adding that the fire left her unable to contact clients and ruined everything in her bag. That said, it also crammed in its largest battery so far, paired wit the fastest mobile processor in the market this year.

Technology Apple Explains
Author: 0 Apple Explains "Everything to Know" About iPhone Xs in 54 Seconds

Older iPhones such as the 6S, iPhone SE and even its last flagship iPhone X were missing from the lineup, thus indicating that these have been killed off with the launch of the XS and XR models. Now, according to a new report by The Verge , IDC has claimed delay in Apple iPhone XR shipments could be due to a hardware issue. The 256GB model is available for £1,249 while the 512GB model is £1,449.

Technology The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
Author: 0 The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Apple also announced a new iPhone XR starting at $749, available in October, with a 6.1-inch display to broaden its pool of buyers. Like the XS and XS MAX , the XR has a new Depth Control slider feature that lets you adjust the depth-of-field in Portrait Mode photos after they're captured, going from maximum bokeh at f/1.8 to maximum depth-of-field at f/16.

Technology Apple shares rise ahead of annual product launch
Author: 0 Apple shares rise ahead of annual product launch

There was some expectation that Apple was going to lighten its load a little bit by unveiling some new hardware, like the 2018 iPad Pro lineup, at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, but that obviously didn't happen.

Author: 0 How To Watch The 2018 Apple iPhone Event

The image shows the iPhone in three colours - white, blue and red. On Friday, Apple stock fell on an announcement from the company indicating that the new tariffs on China, championed by President Donald Trump, would hurt its business. It'll be joined by a similar , but larger, 6.5-inch model, now tipped to be called the iPhone XS Max (although we're not convinced by that name). Apple Inc.

Technology Tesla in turmoil: Stock plunges after executive shakeup
Author: 0 Tesla in turmoil: Stock plunges after executive shakeup

And CEO Elon Musk was filmed smoking pot and drinking whiskey during a 2-1/2-hour interview on Thursday with Joe Rogan , a comic and martial-arts color commentator. An ex-Tesla employee who says she was sacked for testing positive for THC, the ingredient found in marijuana, called CEO Elon Musk's decision to smoke marijuana during an interview a "slap in the face".

Technology IPhone 9 may be Apple’s most expensive iPhone yet
Author: 0 IPhone 9 may be Apple’s most expensive iPhone yet

However, it turns out that might not be the case after all. Now we've got more details on the iPhone 9 and iPhone Xs Max . If you want to get your first glimpse of the new gadgets (and aren't one of the folks lucky enough to attend the event in Cupertino ), following the action from home is easy.

Technology Facebook, Twitter fall as they face US Congress
Author: 0 Facebook, Twitter fall as they face US Congress

Interfering in how companies like Google and Facebook present information would be a notable departure for the federal government, which has mostly taken a hands-off approach to the internet. Rep. Mullin repeated many of Jeong's now-infamous tweets, including her complaint that white people "marking up the internet like dogs pissing on fire hydrants", that she receives "joy" from being "cruel to old white men", and that whites are "logically ...

Technology Facebook, Twitter defend efforts to stop election meddling
Author: 0 Facebook, Twitter defend efforts to stop election meddling

Facebook, Twitter and other technology firms have been on the defensive for many months over political influence activity on their sites as well as concerns over user privacy. In a statement to HuffPost, Google said it's been diligent in briefing lawmakers on the political interference issue in the past. On Tuesday it released written "testimony" describing the company's efforts to combat influence operations.

Technology Inside Huawei's awesome new phone hardware destined for Mate 20 in October
Author: 0 Inside Huawei's awesome new phone hardware destined for Mate 20 in October

While the company launched the Mate 20 Lite smartphone powered by Kirin 710 SoC , they also announced to launch the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones on October 16th in London . That last one is in addition to Huawei's GPU Turbo, which can boost graphical power while also reducing battery life. Update, August 31, 2018 (9:23AM PT): And just like that we have the price and release dates for all of the new P20 Pro colorways straight from the mouth of Huawei CEO Richard Yu.

Technology Sony Xperia XZ3 unveiled
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ3 unveiled

Which can be expanded via micro SD, provided you decide to forgo the second SIM slot. Coming to the imaging department, the smartphone features a 19-megapixel primary shooter on the rear panel accompanied by laser focus and LED flash.

Technology Microsoft Launching $22 Xbox Console Subscription Service
Author: 0 Microsoft Launching $22 Xbox Console Subscription Service

While the interest-free financing plan doesn't require any upfront costs, consumers won't see too much in savings when comparing the cost of purchasing everything separately to the listed promotional bundles. Sony obviously disagrees after announcing 3 Million Playstation 4 VR Systems Sold in two years earlier this month. With a Dell Preferred Account , you can enjoy an Xbox One with Xbox All Access for no upfront cost, one low monthly price, and 0% April for 24 months^.

Technology Apple will show off its 2018 iPhones on September 12
Author: 0 Apple will show off its 2018 iPhones on September 12

Apple's event invitation made heavy use of the color gold, fueling speculation on social media that the company plans to launch a gold-colored successor to the iPhone X , which was only made available in silver and gray previous year. This is a September Apple event, so we'll likely see the company debut the newest iPhones . Rumors also suggest this new iPhone will not come with 3D Touch.

Author: 0 Google for India 2018: Here’s everything you need to know

Google also stated that over time, the company will bring many India-specific Tez features to Google Pay users in other countries just as the country has brought features launched elsewhere to India. Google will now also facilitate pre-approved loans to its customers in India. "We are also introducing an India first Form Ads on Search, that allows advertisers to generate leads seamlessly from their mobile search ads".

Technology Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches
Author: 0 Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches

Asked this morning whether Google's results should be regulated by the government, Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, responded , "We're taking a look at it". That's a smart move by people who clearly know exactly what they're talking about regarding search engine algorithms because they heard about it from an old guy on television.

Technology Watch Nvidia GeForce Gamescom Event
Author: 0 Watch Nvidia GeForce Gamescom Event

The former version of the card weighs in at $799; a pretty steep price but not beyond the wallets of some PC gaming enthusiasts. Specifically, they are the: RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti . And in real-time no less. But the cards have special features created to speed up some tasks like artificial intelligence applications and a particular graphics function known as ray tracing that helps depict light reflections.

Technology Red Dead Redemption II’s Gameplay video is just NUTS
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption II’s Gameplay video is just NUTS

As the gang is forced out of each area, you set up a new camp where gang members eat, sleep, perform chores, and play games. You'll also get into your fair share of gunfights in newly refined gunplay where Dead Eye makes a return. The trailer indicates this will be a big part of the game, with your camp moving between different areas and likely acting as the base for numerous main story missions.

Technology A guide to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note9
Author: 0 A guide to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note9

In New York yesterday, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship and much-awaited device - the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 . The Note 9 will be available in select markets from August 24, 2018, it had announced on Thursday. Samsung also said the popular shooter game " Fortnite " is coming to Android and will be exclusive to Samsung phones until Sunday. Note 9 starts at a minimum of 128 gigabytes of storage and 512 GB version offered as well.

Technology Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play
Author: 0 Fortnite's Android Release Will Skip Google Play

The userbase of Android is much higher than iOS so even if the Google Play Store doesn't charge fees as high as Apple, its still a huge loss for the company, at least $50 million as suggested by data analysts. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store. Apple doesn't allow app downloads from anywhere but the official App Store on its mobile devices.

Technology Samsung Electronics' net profit down 0.09% in Q2
Author: 0 Samsung Electronics' net profit down 0.09% in Q2

Samsung is pushing to launch Galaxy Note earlier this year, since they've already confirmed the launch event which will take place August 9. If Samsung didn't have its burgeoning chip business to boost up profits, the results could have been worse.

Technology St Louis Uber driver live-streamed hundreds of passengers
Author: 0 St Louis Uber driver live-streamed hundreds of passengers

However, Gargac told the Post-Dispatch that one of the key differences in his streams compared to those already on the service is that he didn't ask his passengers for permission, believing it resulted in a "fake" experience. His Twitch channel has been suspended. "I try to capture the natural interactions between myself and the passengers - what a Lyft and Uber ride actually is", he said.

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