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Final day: Win an Honor View 10!
When Honor announced the View 10 earlier this year we were very intrigued by its strong specs, AI processing, and affordable price point. Boasting some of the same internals as Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro, the V10 proved to hang with the midrange phones like the OnePlus 5T.Months later and the View 10 is still a great phone—and Honor has provided us with one to give away to our loyal fans! This is the Midnight Black version featuring 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM.To read this article in full, please click here [...]
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Pre-order for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max starts on Oct 19
Apple Malaysia has unveiled the official pricing for all the new iPhone models and will kick off the pre-order on Oct 19 at 3pm. [...]
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'Pokemon: Let's Go' trailer offers taste of adventure (VIDEO)
Players start with Pikachu (pic) or Eevee depending on whether they have ‘Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!’ or ‘Let's Go, Eevee!’ ― AFP pic SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16 ― Two of the Pokémon compendium's most adorable creatures head up a new trailer for November's double Nintendo Switch release Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! that shows off travel, gym trainers, and some skill-based tussles.A new look at the Switch's first paired Pokémon release, Pokémon: Let's Go, shows some of the creatures, environments, and mentors that players can expect to encounter when they set out on a tour of the fictional Kanto region.Yet in amongst the broad strokes of a minute-and-a-half reel there are small glimpses of some franchise innovations, with custom skin and hair color seen on the game's lead characters in the trailer's opening moments.The energetic introduction also shows how the game's soft look and bright colours combine, as well as more on the smaller, cuter style given to its human characters.After the success of iOS and Android hit Pokémon Go, Pokémon: Let's Go on the Nintendo Switch is integrating some aspects of the mobile game, including movement-based Pokémon capture, plus the transferability of certain items from Pokémon Go to Pokémon: Let's Go.That should ease the process of moving onto a console game for relative newcomers to the franchise.At the same time, there's the promise of a more conventional title in 2019, one which will mark the beginning of an eighth generation of Pokémon.The November 16 launch of the two Pokémon: Let's Go games is sandwiched between several important Nintendo titles towards the end of the year, with multiplayer mini-game fest Super Mario Party having launched on October 5, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate due on December 7. ― AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to fix 'filter bubbles' on the social network     – CNET
It's not the algorithmic timeline that Dorsey thinks is to blame. [...]
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Alibaba's Jack Ma says in talks with Indonesia on tech training institute
Jack Ma, executive chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding, said he is discussing with Indonesia's government the possibility of opening an institute to train tech entrepreneurs in the South-East Asian country. [...]
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PlayStation users advise private message switch
The PlayStation 4 has been affected by a messaging bug that can be exploited to cause serious software crashes. — Picture courtesy of Sony TOKYO, Oct 15 — A glitch in the PlayStation Network messaging system can cause PlayStation 4 systems to require a full wipe and reset, as users caution each other to accept messages from trusted contacts only until the issue is resolved.PlayStation owners are cautioning each other to turn their message settings to private in order to avoid a malicious exploit that can lock the PlayStation 4’s operating system.A number of October 13 alerts posted to Reddit’s PS4 community board reported that some users were receiving messages which, when displayed, cause the PlayStation 4 to crash.Anecdotal evidence suggests the exploit has been used to retaliate against other players and teams during multiplayer matches.The messages display one or more emoji characters in the subject line, but in a particular manner that is designed to cause a system-wide error in the recipient PlayStation 4 console.The error is so serious that a standard reset does not take care of it. Instead, affected users are having to perform a full reset (or “factory reset”).While a response from PlayStation is awaited, PlayStation 4 owners are counselling each other to change their privacy options to Friends Only, thereby limiting their online social circle to friends and known contacts, rather than allowing anyone with their PSN ID — for example, participants in the same multiplayer sessions — to send them messages.Another defence is that of switching off PSN network messaging altogether.Either options can be selected through the PlayStation 4’s Settings menu, where Account Management leads to Privacy Settings and then a Personal Info / Messaging section.Messages can also be viewed through the PlayStation website or official smartphone app, and using either of those routes is an effective way of viewing and deleting the offending messages before they can cause inconvenience if the user’s PlayStation 4 was off at the time of receipt. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's market
Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair. [...]
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Reagan hologram unveiled at museum dedicated to late US president
Former US President Ronald Reagan is recreated on Hologram technology during a media preview on October 10, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. — AFP pic SIMI VALLEY, Oct 11 — The Ronald Reagan museum in California has brought the late president back to virtual life with a state of the art hologram.It features his voice, facial expressions and even hand movements in a project that cost a million dollars and took four years to complete.It was unveiled yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, near Los Angeles. “It’s amazing. It really is. It’s a little jarring to be honest with you,” said Joanne Drake, who worked in the White House during the second of Reagan’s two terms in the 1980s and stayed with him until his death as an aide and spokeswoman.The hologram recreates three scenes: Reagan speaking from the back of a train during a 1984 campaign tour; in horse-riding garb at his ranch in California with wife Nancy; and in the Oval Office.“This will feel like you’re standing right there with him,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.Cutting edge technologies were used to create this 3-D image of Reagan. An actor with a build similar to his — and who learned his every last gesture — was employed to simulate the body.The face changes depending on Reagan’s age in the scene. Silicone models were used to fashion them.“As I was working on it for the last couple of years I kept wanting to reach out and touch him,” said Drake.The voice heard coming from the hologram is real Reagan: his words were taken from speeches and interviews, then strung together, cut-and-paste style, to create the text of each scene. — AFP [...]
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Made by Google says there’s a feature to hide the notch on the Pixel 3
The notch seen from across the room — Picture courtesy of Google SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 — Perhaps the biggest complaint about the new Google Pixel phones is their massive and unaesthetic notch, despite the notch-display ratio being smaller than top competitors. Now, it can be hidden.If the notch on your new Pixel 3 is starting to bug you, fear not. On Tuesday, Made by Google announced via Twitter that they’ve “added an option to hide the display cutout (the notch).” Can we do this in pixel xl3? pic.twitter.com/CcsGe3t6Es— Malteezer (@mo7ammad_uj) 9 October 2018 Unfortunately, you have to dig through the developer options. Fortunately, AndroidCentral walks you through the process. Stephen Hall, Managing Editor of 9to5Google managed the display alteration: Notch on, notch off. Current Android P developer option, which isn't new. Not sure yet if the option Google has confirmed is this, or some kind of user-facing setting that will put time/date/notifs up there. pic.twitter.com/4cpebmUoYq— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) 10 October 2018 This modification puts a black bar that’s the same height as the notch across the who top edge of the display. It doesn’t particularly “hide” the notch, but rather disguises it while reducing the size of usable display.Because of the volume of complaints accompanied by issues activating the feature, we can expect to see an update easing the activation process. In the meantime, apps exist like Nacho Notch that can camouflage that notch on any device in the same fashion.This particular notch came as a surprise, though, especially considering the evolution of notches across the most recently released phones. Essential’s PH-1 phone may have the best notch out there because it’s so tiny followed by the Huawei P20 line. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Porsche previews Taycan charging options     – Roadshow
Including modular charge stations and inductive charging among Porsche’s EV power-up plans. [...]
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Video game releases: 'Starlink,' 'Lego DC Super Villains,' 'Dark Souls' for Switch, more
‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ looks to revitalize the toy-game genre after ‘Disney Infinity’ and ‘Skylanders’ bowed out. — Picture courtesy of Ubisoft SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 — Starlink: Battle for Atlas merges space flight action with figurines and collectable, modifiable toys, Lego DC Super Villains unleashes a selection of comic-book troublemakers and iconic action adventure Dark Souls gets the Nintendo Switch treatment, while Pivotol on iOS blends “Tetris” with tile rotation, and Crayola Scoot looks to two genre giants for inspiration.Starlink: Battle for AtlasFor PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch from October 16Explore seven planets, encounter alien wildlife, and get involved in space combat; use physical, modular toys to create and customize spaceships. Playable in solo or co-op; additional ship parts and pilots can be bought separately from the toys.Dark Souls Remastered For Nintendo Switch from October 19Legendarily challenging medieval action game in which players attempt to overcome a sprawling castle world’s worth of beasts and monsters in order to banish darkness from the land.PivotolFor iOS from October 18Tile-matching meets Tetris with a twist and plenty of screen shake, accompanied by a pleasing array of colour schemes and background animations.Lego DC Super-VillainsFor PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC from October 16DC Comics’ baddies get an adventure all of their own as they attempt to take over the world. Featuring the Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, Poison Ivy, Deathstroke, Scarecrow, The Crime Syndicate, and Darkseid.Crayola ScootFor PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC from October 16via GIPHYCrayon manufacturer Crayola turns its hand to a paint-tag video game for younger players that invites comparisons to Nintendo’s Splatoon and extreme sports classic Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding. There is multiplayer, though local rather than online. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Ever post something on Google+? Download it before the platform shuts
You probably aren't an active user of Google's failed social media experiment, Google+. But if you did ever post photos or other content, now's the time to save it before Google+ turns off forever. [...]
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