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The Queen celebrates her 92nd Birthday at the Royal Albert Hall The Queen celebrates her 92nd Birthday at the Royal Albert Hall
- April 23, 2018

Elizabeth was born on 21 April, 1926, and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25. Queen Elizabeth II sat in the royal box with Prince Charles and Prince William beside her. He is recovering from hip replacement surgery. In another unusual collaboration, Frank Skinner, Ed Balls and Harry Hill performed George Formby's signature song When I'm Cleaning Windows especially for the Queen, who is said to be a big Formby fan. (more...)
Cinema makes a comeback in Saudi Cinema makes a comeback in Saudi
- April 23, 2018

Majid Al Futtaim, the mall-operator behind Ski Dubai, will open a four-screen multiplex cinema in Saudi Arabia after becoming the second company to obtain a license as part of the kingdom's modernisation efforts. Most of the planned reforms also have a practical goal like revamping Saudi Arabia's economy in the face of lower oil prices. The ban was lifted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , whose efforts to reform and modernize the conservative country included lifting the ban on ... (more...)
God Of War Game Director Reacts To High Scores In Emotional Video God Of War Game Director Reacts To High Scores In Emotional Video
- April 21, 2018

Puzzles are challenging, but there's a clear cut between not understanding a solution and not being able to engage with it at all. He is nowhere to be seen in this God of War but his presence is felt everywhere. He was pushed to do so after thinking about what his son is "going through right now". As Kratos is not a loquacious character, the game features minimum dialogues. (more...)
Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke
- April 20, 2018

So far the now available Blueprints categories are At Home , Featured, Fun & Games, Learning & Knowledge, and Storyteller , though as mentioned above Amazon plans to continually launch more blueprints over time so users should expect more categories to pop up as well at some point, as these are just the ones which are available alongside the launch of Alexa Blueprints today. (more...)
Gennady Golovkin trolls Canelo Alvarez in new commercial; Mexican reacts Gennady Golovkin trolls Canelo Alvarez in new commercial; Mexican reacts
- April 20, 2018

Middleweight boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been suspended for six months for a failed test for steroids, pushing the date for a rematch with Gennady Golovkin further back. "All the controversy around it is going to make a much bigger promotion whenever the fight does happen". But with so little time to properly prepare for a world title fight, opponent options are slim and the fighter's team does not want to be pushed into a situation where their guy has to fight a high-level opponent ... (more...)
Moto E5 and E5 Plus hands-on preview: Your next cheap phone Moto E5 and E5 Plus hands-on preview: Your next cheap phone
- April 20, 2018

There's only one storage option for the Moto G6 Plus and that's 64GB, so there's lots of room in here to put your apps and media, plus there's microSD support of up to 256GB if you need more room. Motorola's "Play" model is typically the most popular as it offers a very large battery. Memory options drop to either 2 GB or 3 GB, and storage is down to either 16 GB or 32 GB. (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale is getting a Light Machine Gun Fortnite Battle Royale is getting a Light Machine Gun
- April 19, 2018

Those small details didn't hold much weight on their own, but then players were able to spot a meteor-like design within the foundation of Tilted Towers by glitching underground. As speculation swirls about the approaching meteor, more rumors have emerged regarding the seemingly random controller vibrations that have perplexed players recently. (more...)
BMW M2 Competition Revealed With 405 HP BMW M2 Competition Revealed With 405 HP
- April 19, 2018

To combat this, BMW has stuck in the twin-turbocharged six-cylinder inline engine from the M3 (not the Baukasten from the M140i and M240i ) albeit detuned to a still healthy 410hp. Meanwhile, the exhaust system has been modified with a new muffler. There is an exclusive metallic Hockenheim Silver body paint as well. It probably won't surprise you to learn there's been a fair amount of excitement at PH around the M2 Competition , from both the members and the staff. (more...)
Study Finds Over 3300 Android Apps Have Been Tracking Kids Study Finds Over 3300 Android Apps Have Been Tracking Kids
- April 18, 2018

The FCT reportedly confirmed whether or not employees of an app market requested game developers not to register their games in other app markets and whether or not game developers received special favors or disadvantages with respect to the matter. (more...)
Double gold for NZ Sevens teams at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Double gold for NZ Sevens teams at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
- April 16, 2018

There was heartbreak for the Australian womens sevens side after losing to New Zealand in extra-time in the Commonwealth Games gold medal match but even more so for Cassie Staples who kicked the ball out thinking her side had won in regulation. (more...)
Manchester City and Tinder announce multi-million pound partnership Manchester City and Tinder announce multi-million pound partnership
- April 06, 2018

The problem, Tinder says , has since been fixed. Facebook's changes in response to the scandal appeared to stop Tinder from getting access to the information it obtains from its users - including their logins. The dating app can be linked with Facebook to see mutual friends shared with potential matches as well as use Facebook photos on a Tinder profile. The social network inadvertently locked out the dating app's users when the former changed its privacy and API settings. (more...)
Fortnite Mobile is Now Available to the Public on iOS Fortnite Mobile is Now Available to the Public on iOS
- April 04, 2018

This has now been confirmed by Epic Games, and we've got details about how Vending Machines will work in Fortnite: Battle Royale . Currently, Fortnite for iOS will only work on the iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8 and X. Not to mention, some players might have to decide whether to hold onto materials for building or trading them in and hopefully getting something good. (more...)
Surprise! Google May Make Its Own Smart Display
- April 03, 2018

As indicated by a report , the Google Home speakers are set to make their presentation in the Indian market that is gradually moving towards adopting smart speakers. 9,999 and the Echo Dot is priced around Rs. 4,500. Just like the Home and the Home Mini, Amazon Echo comes with a smart assistant. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, and a DC power jack. (more...)
Microsoft doubles down on artificial intelligence in engineering reorganization Microsoft doubles down on artificial intelligence in engineering reorganization
- April 01, 2018

Microsoft is creating two new engineering teams, one focused on experiences and devices , and the other devoted to artificial intelligence and computing capabilities hosted in the internet cloud, according to the note . With Myerson's departure, Panos Panay will step up to the title of chief product officer. One of the last public appearances made by Myerson was in December during the Qualcomm-Windows platform event. (more...)
Drake and Ninja's Fortnite Twitch Stream Wasn't a Sponsored Gimmick Drake and Ninja's Fortnite Twitch Stream Wasn't a Sponsored Gimmick
- March 17, 2018

Last month the game reached over 3m concurrent players and that could soon increase once the game is launched on mobile devices. Ninja was joined by National Football League rookie turned gamer JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19), rapper Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92), and - drum roll please - pop superstar Drake ( TheBoyDuddus ). (more...)
Forget Fortnite on iPhone, PUBG just hit Android and people love it Forget Fortnite on iPhone, PUBG just hit Android and people love it
- March 17, 2018

Rather than forcing EA and Activision execs to eat their rivals, what this means is that other publishers are likely to make about 10% less revenue from their own multiplayer games - because everyone's spending their time and money on Fortnite . (more...)
Alcatel wants to bring iPad-like features at an insanely low cost Alcatel wants to bring iPad-like features at an insanely low cost
- February 26, 2018

For starters, the screen isn't full HD, being just 1400 x 720, coming in at 5.7-inches, it also has an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU mated to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Every Alcatel 3 Series device features a 3,000mAh battery. Inside there's a quad-core MediaTek MT8735A processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. (more...)
Google Lens Search Comes To More Phones Google Lens Search Comes To More Phones
- February 24, 2018

Android Oreo Go was released in the month of December on the previous year which set a goal to make Android smartphones more affordable and easily reached, with the certain display prices below the $50 mark (under Rs 3,000). Before the show gets underway, I want to take a moment to reflect on where Android is today and where it's going. "This is an important part of our portfolio growth and another step we're taking to ensure our modern, Android-powered BlackBerry smartphones set the bar for ... (more...)
Free Luigi's Balloon World expansion is now available for Super Mario Odyssey Free Luigi's Balloon World expansion is now available for Super Mario Odyssey
- February 23, 2018

This title, however, won't be released on the Switch until February 27. Available to download now, the update adds a brand new mini game as well as some new outfits for Mario and a couple of new filters for Snapshot Mode. It adds new outfits and Snapshot mode filters, as well as a whole new minigame, called Luigi's Balloon World . Keep reading and you can take a look over the leaked info that Nintendo's Australian website published. (more...)
Qualcomm teases what its Snapdragon 845 can do for VR Qualcomm teases what its Snapdragon 845 can do for VR
- February 22, 2018

Although we first heard about the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform in December, seeing the reference design gives us a glimpse of what to expect in the next generation of mobile VR headsets. Qualcomm has kicked off a raft of new announcements ahead of Mobile World Congress , including their new AI Engine powered by both new, and existing Snapdragon processors. (more...)
Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services
- February 20, 2018

Your phone will not receive additional live tile updates . Just 15 months later the company wrote off $7.6bn as it became apparent that it could not kickstart a market for Windows Phone handsets, even when sold at bargain prices. Are you still using a Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 device? Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications . Microsoft completed its $7.2bn acquisition of Nokia in April 2014 shortly after appointing Satya Nadella as CEO . (more...)
Exhausted of texting? Google tests robot to chat with friends for you Exhausted of texting? Google tests robot to chat with friends for you
- February 14, 2018

The Reply app is from Area 120, a group at Google focused on quickly iterated experimental products that the public are able to test. Smart Reply is not something new. As well as single-tap responses Google is planning to enable automatic replies , for example letting people know when you are busy and can't get to your phone. (more...)
Battery Health Settings Now Live Battery Health Settings Now Live
- February 11, 2018

Since news of the battery throttling news broke previous year, zozens of class-action lawsuits have been filed against Apple in the US, the governments of Italy, France, and South Korea have begun examining any anti-consumer behavior, and the US Securities Exchange Commission has requested information from Apple regarding potential securities disclosure violations. (more...)
Microsoft bringing one-click Bluetooth accessories pairing to Windows 10 Microsoft bringing one-click Bluetooth accessories pairing to Windows 10
- February 10, 2018

Elsewhere there is a new clock and a choice of dark, light or current Windows colour themes. Users should go to Settings, then to Privacy then to Diagnostics & feedback. Make sure it uses the discrete GPU. Effectively, all the various alternatives to passwords that Microsoft has shoved under the Windows Hello banner will be absorbed into Windows S, which was recently turned from a fully fledged (and not widely used) operating system in its own right to a Windows 10 mode. (more...)
PS4 Firmware 5.50 Features Detailed PS4 Firmware 5.50 Features Detailed
- February 08, 2018

Pocket-lint has had a chance to play with the PS4 system software 5.50 beta and, among other features, it includes the option to restrict play time for children. Additionally, Sony is adding a "This PS4" tab that lists all your apps that are installed on your PS4, and a "PS Plus" tab that clarifies which games you own from the PS Plus Monthly Free Games service. (more...)
Barcelona ace Rakitic in Mourinho, Guardiola talks about Manchester move Barcelona ace Rakitic in Mourinho, Guardiola talks about Manchester move
- February 06, 2018

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King Mohammed VI Congratulates Atlas Lions on Winning CHAN 2018 King Mohammed VI Congratulates Atlas Lions on Winning CHAN 2018
- February 06, 2018

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Experts Want Facebook To End Its Messaging App For Kids Experts Want Facebook To End Its Messaging App For Kids
- February 02, 2018

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Samsung is Reportedly Working on Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining Samsung is Reportedly Working on Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining
- February 02, 2018

Samsung is keen to capitalise on the cryptocurrency boom. The chips known as Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are being specifically designed by Samsung to perfectly suit cryptocurrency mining. Kwon Yong Choi, the vice president of Samsung's display unit, brushed off reports that it would be affected by Apple reducing its orders for the pointless iPhone X saying the screen business was not dependent on any one client. (more...)
Android users can now tell Alexa to text someone Android users can now tell Alexa to text someone
- February 01, 2018

Customers can ask Alexa to send messages, and Alexa will figure out how to route it appropriately. The catch is that the messages only work through Android phones , once the messaging capability is activated in the Alexa app in the phone. (more...)
Jaguar's I-PACE EV has a Tesla-rivaling charge rate Jaguar's I-PACE EV has a Tesla-rivaling charge rate
- February 01, 2018

It'll also take centre stage at the Geneva Motorshow on March 6. Jaguar confirms the vehicle will be capable of being recharged from zero per cent to 80 per cent in around 45 minutes using a 100kW DC charger. Jaguar is finally going to reveal the production version of the I-Pace concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Ian Hoban, Jaguar vehicle line director, said: "Not only will the I-Pace charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer ... (more...)
Apple to release HomePod speaker on February 9 Apple to release HomePod speaker on February 9
- January 25, 2018

First announced last June , the HomePod was expected to go on sale before the end of 2017, but Apple delayed the launch to 2018 to fine-tine the new product. While the Max is such a large speaker that costs $399, the HomePods $349 price point is closer to the Max's than the most expensive Echo speaker (Echo Plus), which is $150. (more...)
Intel Random Restart Bug & Data Center Performance After Patches Intel Random Restart Bug & Data Center Performance After Patches
- January 19, 2018

It will provide beta microcode to vendors for validation by next week. On Jan. 11, Intel confirmed that some older Intel CPUs - specifically, Broadwell and Haswell - that had been updated with Intel's Meltdown and Spectre firmware patches were rebooting more frequently than they should be (see Spectre Reversal: AMD Confirms Chips Have Flaws ). (more...)
Weather warning issued for north and northwest Weather warning issued for north and northwest
- January 18, 2018

Earlier today the area affected was the extreme west of West Sussex but this has recently been extended to cover all of the South.of England. The Met Office warns that frequent and heavy hail and snow showers are likely to affect many parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Monday evening. (more...)
Compared to its Amazon counterparts, the Echo Spot isn't that different Compared to its Amazon counterparts, the Echo Spot isn't that different
- January 17, 2018

It's softer form makes it nicer to look at than the Echo Show , but it's important to recognise the difference between these two devices. The Echo Spot made its debut alongside other Amazon Echo models back in September 2017, but so far it has been available only in the United States. (more...)

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