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Sci & Tech


11 minute 52 second

Samsung W2019 clamshell flagship poses for the camera

We first heard about Samsung's flagship flip-hone back in July and since then, the intel has been pretty limited. So the latest hands-on video and photos are more than welcome. We've got an aluminum + glass design, two screens and two rear-facing cameras. The handset also appears to be pretty thick, but given the 3,000 mAh battery and 4.2-inch AMOLED screens, it's understandable. It also seems to be perfectly sized for handling with one hand. Head over to the source link below to watch the video. Samsung W2019 As per rumors, the devices should be available only in China so...

Google Pixel 3 software makes display corners rounder in the name of symmetry

Much like the Pixel 3 XL, the regular Google Pixel 3 makes use of a new display that has been praised significantly due to its improvements over last year’s Pixel 2 panel. However, from the looks of things, Google isn’t entirely happy with it.As spotted by a Reddit user, it appears Google is using software trickery to make the Pixel 3’s display corners slightly rounder. This appears to help the panel better match the shape of the smartphone itself and also brings it in line with Google’s latest Material Design guidelines. Thus, content displayed on phone will look much more...
26 minute 55 second

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American intelligence officials released a rare public statement asserting that Russia, China, Iran and other countries are engaged in ongoing efforts to influence U.S. policy and voters in future elections. The statement didn't provide details on those efforts. That stood in contrast with the criminal charges, which provided a detailed narrative of Russian activities. Russian activities have also been...

1 hour 57 minute

Saudi Arabia reportedly groomed Twitter employee to spy on user accounts

On Saturday, The New York Times published a report detailing Saudi Arabia’s efforts to combat dissent on platforms like Twitter, such as slain US journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was subjected to intense and personal attacks online before his death. As part of those efforts, the kingdom’s reportedly worked to groom a Twitter employee to spy on user accounts. According to the Times, western intelligence officials contacted the social media company, saying that the Saudi government was “grooming” one of its employees, Ali Alzabarah, “to spy on the accounts of dissidents and others.” Alzabarah worked at Twitter beginning in 2013 as...
2 hour 5 minute

Google wiil charge OEMs for pre-loading its GApps

And it's happening - Google is forced to charge its OEMs for distributing its GApps in the EU after being fined with €4.3 billion. Sundar Pichai did confirm that the company has to start charging Android manufacturers for pre-installing apps like Play Store, YouTube, Drive, Maps, etc., but Google's search and Chrome will remain free of charge as the company says the last two generate enough revenue on their own. For the distribution of its apps, Google will start collecting royalties from 28 European countries including Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein based on pixel density. Reportedly, the rates for the...
2 hour 6 minute

Why Apple Watch link to Jamal Khashoggi 'killing' is unlikely

“It strikes me as extremely unlikely,” said Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC’s technology correspondent.The story was first reported in the Turkish paper Sabah and was repeated across a number of news outlets, according to BBC.Sabah says Khashoggi turned on his Apple Watch's recording facility before entering the Saudi consulate. Then it says the circumstances of his "interrogation, torture and killing" were recorded and sent to his iPhone, which was with his fiancée outside the consulate, and to Apple's iCloud.The report says Khashoggi's attackers spotted the watch and tried to access it with guesses at his passcode before using his fingerprint to unlock...

2 hour 35 minute

iPhone XR shipping times remain steady, could be due to weak demand

Following its announcement on September 12, iPhone XR pre-orders finally went live yesterday ahead of the smartphone’s release next Friday, October 26. Over 24 hours later, though, it seems shipping times still remain largely unchanged.Due to the popularity of Apple’s smartphones, estimated shipping times usually drop back quite quickly – the iPhone XS was delayed by 3-4 weeks within 24 hours, while last year’s iPhone X was delayed by 5-6. However, with the iPhone XR, this is yet to happen. In fact, at the moment, almost all orders placed are still set to arrive on launch day. The only exceptions...
2 hour 40 minute

The Weather Channel's blazing-hot wildfire simulation clearly explains why wildfires are getting so much worse in California and the western US

Flames consume a home on Via Arroyo as a wildfire rages in Ventura, California on December 5, 2017. California is enduring another grueling wildfire season. But California fire experts say that wildfire season is a near-outdated term, and dangerous fires can happen anytime now.  A Weather Channel simulation shows how a warmer planet is fueling the aggressive, persistent flames. It's shaping up to be another record-breaking year of wildfires in California. As of October 20, more than 7,100 fires have burned a combined total of more than 1.5 million acres across the state, the National Interagency Fire Center reports. The...
2 hour 44 minute

Apple CEO Cook says Bloomberg needs to "do the right thing" and publicly retract its spy chip story

Early this month, Bloomberg reported how small "spy chips" were being placed by the Chinese government on motherboards found inside servers used by U.S. tech firms. According to the newswire's sources, one of the companies affected was Apple. But the gang in Cupertino flat out denied that the story was true, stating that Bloomberg was confused. Apple said that in 2016, a single Super Micro server in an Apple lab had an infected driver installed by accident. While Bloomberg continues to believe that its story is accurate, the U.S. government sides with Apple.This past week, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke...

2 hour 48 minute

PlayStation Vue is now integrated with Apple’s TV app

PlayStation Vue has integrated with Apple’s TV app, allowing users to view on-demand content and live sports right in the TV app on iOS and tvOS, Sony announced this week. Vue is the first pay-TV provider to be featured in the TV app, which already features content from nearly every major streaming service and cable channel except for Netflix. The TV app makes it easy to view all of the content you have access to in one place, and it will tell you where you can find a show or movie that you’ve searched for, and recommend content based on...
3 hour 48 minute

Google Pixel 3 XL plays HDR video in 1440p at 60fps

There are a few things you'll find on the Google Pixel 3 XL that you won't see on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL. Besides the notch, of course. One is 1440p HDR video playback at 60 frames per second. You won't find this on the Pixel 3 or Pixel 2 because both sport a 1080p screen, and it is not offered on last year's Pixel 2 XL. All of these phones max out HDR playback at 1080p60fps.You might recall that last year Google removed 1440p HDR video playback from the YouTube app as there were...
3 hour 50 minute

A Honor smartwatch is incoming

Earlier today the upcoming Honor Magic 2 Fullview display, slider smartphone was teased yet again, reminding us of its upcoming October 31 release date. As per a newly uncovered banner, it turns out the Magic 2 won't be the only Honor device to be unveiled at the event. Clearly, the banner doesn’t reveal much about the Honor Watch, but with some extrapolation and pixel-peeping, there might still be a few predictions to be made here. Most of these revolve around the recently announced Huawei Watch GT. It doesn't really take much more than a silhouette to spot the resemblance between...