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Electronics Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres
Author: 0 Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres

According to a report today, this is the case for Google Duplex , with companies already testing it for possible use in call centers. It's not alone, either. It's important that we get the experience right and we're taking a slow and measured approach as we incorporate learnings and feedback from our tests.

Electronics June 2018 Delistings: R.I.P.D.: The Game, Rio, and More
Author: 0 June 2018 Delistings: R.I.P.D.: The Game, Rio, and More

This feature is now enabled for English-language titles in the Xbox Game Pass catalog, and Microsoft plans to expand it to "more games in more languages over time", Hryb wrote. Microsoft is also making enhancements to Pins with a feature called Groups. Searching for content is now even easier! Hitting Y while on the Dashboard will immediately bring up the search dialog.

Electronics The EU just rejected legislation that threatened the open internet
Author: 0 The EU just rejected legislation that threatened the open internet

The former includes what has been dubbed by the opposition as a "link tax" whereby websites would pay a fee for printing excerpts of news stories or linking to them on other sites. That section, designed for the benefit of the entertainment industry, would require any online outlet where users can share content ( everything from YouTube to dating sites ) to create an automated system of filters to prevent the posting of copyrighted material.

Electronics Compulsion Games responds to We Happy Few R18+ classification
Author: 0 Compulsion Games responds to We Happy Few R18+ classification

Compulsion Games announced on their official website that their video game was denied by the Australian Classification Review Board in May. Better yet, Compulsion Games didn't have to make any changes to We Happy Few to get its classification, meaning Australian fans will be able to play through the same version of the game as everybody else.

Electronics #PlaneBae Romance Takes Over Twitter
Author: 0 #PlaneBae Romance Takes Over Twitter

ABC's Good Morning America also reported on the internet fascination with the budding plane romance. As soon as the mystery woman switched seats, things got off to a flying start, with her and her new buddy beginning to flirt and talk about all of the things they had in common.

Electronics Samsung expected to see smallest profits yet
Author: 0 Samsung expected to see smallest profits yet

Now, well-known Samsung tipster Ice Universe is giving us a few more details after his initial post. We would expect Samsung to use the upcoming new Qualcomm Wear chipset that has yet to be officially announced, but it may use the older chipset instead if the watch is revealed before the new chip's announcement.

Electronics Apple will reportedly have new color options for the 2018 iPhones
Author: 0 Apple will reportedly have new color options for the 2018 iPhones

Although we've seen red versions of iPhone products in the past, Apple has never launched on day one with a red edition and instead we've seen it come along much later in the release cycle. Apple's next iPhones will be getting a welcome splash of color. We can all pretty much agree that there will be three new iPhones launched later this year, that much is nearly a given following months of rumors reiterating that fact.

Electronics Huawei is preparing its gaming smartphone
Author: 0 Huawei is preparing its gaming smartphone

GPU Turbo technology for improved graphics performance It comes with GPU Turbo technology which may considerably enhance the phone's graphics performance by 60 percent when at the same time consuming only 30 percent of the battery . Huawei's sub-brand Honor had launched Honor Play with GPU Turbo technology in June. The company is in the process of making the GPU Turbo technology available to other Huawei and Honor handsets via a software update.

Electronics LeBron James trades The Land for LA LA Land: Crowquill
Author: 0 LeBron James trades The Land for LA LA Land: Crowquill

In his second stint with the organization, James helped lift the franchise to great heights with four straight NBA Finals appearances along with winning the first NBA title in franchise history. "And that is what the Lakers have always been about". LaVar: LeBron got a four-year deal, right? Rajon Rondo isn't coming to Los Angeles to watch LeBron James play from afar.

Electronics Samsung phones are randomly sending owners' photos to contacts
Author: 0 Samsung phones are randomly sending owners' photos to contacts

While the widespread of devices indicates that any Galaxy device could be affected, it seems that it's mostly T-Mobile users that are affected by the bug. What's odd though is that it does not show the files have been sent. A prevailing theory on the Samsung message board is that the bug is caused by a odd interaction between Samsung Messages and recent RCS ( Rich Communication Services ) profile updates that have rolled out on carriers including T-Mobile.

Electronics Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked
Author: 0 Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked

The new Galaxy On6 is the company's first-ever "Galaxy On" series phone to boast super AMOLED screen and also the Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio similar to the ultra top-end Galaxy S and Note series. Rumours suggest that Samsung will be trying to compete directly with the iPad Pro by shipping their newest tablet with a 10.5in display. The Samsung Galaxy On6 is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with all the eight cores clocked at 1.6GHz.

Electronics Facebook is shuttering three of its apps, including Moves
Author: 0 Facebook is shuttering three of its apps, including Moves

Facebook launched Hello in 2015 as a way for people using Android in Brazil, Nigeria and the United States to combine contact information on their phone with information from Facebook . It allows users to record their daily activities such as walking, cycling and running, much like today's fitness apps. "We regularly review our apps to assess which ones people value most".

Electronics Google Lets App Developers Read Your Gmail
Author: 0 Google Lets App Developers Read Your Gmail

The third-party developers who have access to Gmail user data allegedly share them with marketers, hedge funds and other businesses. Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers.

Electronics Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer
Author: 0 Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

In Android P beta 3, you can control the application of either a light or dark theme in Android. The update is very close to the final release coming "later this summer" says Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke in the blog post announcing the release.

Author: 0 Samsung Users Report Their Phones Are Text Messaging Pictures to Random Contacts

A glitch in the latest version of the Samsung Messages texting app that comes pre-installed on all Samsung phones is sending random pictures to users' contacts. Users have theorised that the problems could be caused by the rollout of Rich Communications Service (RCS) on certain carriers in the US. Until then, there are two easy fixes for the concerned users: 1.

Electronics OnePlus 6 Red edition is coming 'across the globe' next week
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Red edition is coming 'across the globe' next week

It will be sold via Amazon India and OnePlus online store. The Lava Red of the OnePlus 5T was special as a fourth-anniversary edition. As it can be seen in the above screenshot, the OnePlus 6 Red will be available for buying along with other models like Mirror Black 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, Mirror Black 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, Midnight Black 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and Silk White 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.

Electronics Microsoft is Working on 'Pocketable' Surface Device
Author: 0 Microsoft is Working on 'Pocketable' Surface Device

Codenamed Andromeda , the device is said to be foldable with dual displays , and would exist in the space between a phone and a laptop. It's meant to create a "new and disruptive" device category, as per the leaked email, and will combine "innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience".

Electronics Samsung Galaxy Note 9 clears 3C Certification in China
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 clears 3C Certification in China

However, for a limited time, customers can buy the new Samsung Galaxy J3 for just $125 on postpaid. The launch of Samsung On-series models Galaxy On6 is confirmed by Flipkart . Murtazin said there are some improvements made to the S Pen as well. The phone will include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC (US and South Korean market) and in-house Exynos 9810 processor for other global markets including India.

Electronics Far-Reaching Online Privacy Bill Signed by California Governor
Author: 0 Far-Reaching Online Privacy Bill Signed by California Governor

But the way most companies have designed those opt-in pop-ups, "you really don't have a choice", says Ashkan Soltani, former chief technology officer of the Federal Trade Commission who helped author the ballot initiative . The bill has unclear language and could prevent companies from providing loyalty programs and notifications to customers, Boot said. "That makes the lack of public discussion and process surrounding this far-reaching bill even more concerning".

Electronics Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings
Author: 0 Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

The three men were driving through the area in a van, when the mob of nearly a thousand people gathered and attacked them. Their vehicle was also badly damaged in the attack. All three vendors, their driver and a security man were seriously injured and shifted to a hospital in Agartala , where Jahir Khureshi, 30, succumbed to his injuries, the official said.

Electronics Samsung To Launch Bezel-Less, Dual Screen Galaxy Smartphone
Author: 0 Samsung To Launch Bezel-Less, Dual Screen Galaxy Smartphone

The company's original target for this year was to ship 320 million smartphone units, but Samsung apparently revised the target due to the acceptable performance of the Galaxy S9 series in the first quarter. A previous rumour about a triple lens camera also appears to have been supported by serial leakster Ice Universe . And also, Samsung may develop a mobile that will simply be one giant screen.

Author: 0 Here's the OnePlus 6 in attractive new Red Color

We could see a new variant of the OnePlus 6 offered to consumers as soon as July 2nd. Although not much can be seen of the red phone, the design and shape suggests that it's a red variant of the OnePlus 6. Following in line with earlier hints of a Red color variant of the device, two images of the alleged device have now surfaced. To recall, the OnePlus 6 is available in India in three RAM/ storage variants.

Electronics Introducing Wrecking Ball, Overwatch's newest hero
Author: 0 Introducing Wrecking Ball, Overwatch's newest hero

Blizzard has been teasing fans by showing an unsavory looking back-alley covered in graffiti. Nobody, that is, apart from Reddit user stmaurer who correctly predicted Hammond after picking up on small hints such as nibble marks in his room on Lunar Colony and the obvious moving around in a ball.

Electronics Google reportedly working on streaming games platform called Yeti
Author: 0 Google reportedly working on streaming games platform called Yeti

The report comes as a follow up to an earlier report suggesting the Palo Alto giant was working on a game streaming service codenamed Yeti, and confirms it. Kotaku has also heard of possible "heavy" YouTube integration being an aspect to the service, with Google leveraging the video site's corpus of gaming-related content.

Electronics Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August
Author: 0 Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August

But it is unclear if it is just compact or a toned down version. You'll get a notch at the top of the screen and there will be a chin with room enough for a full " Motorola " logo at the bottom. And today, the brand has confirmed the launch of Moto E5 Plus in India and of course, it's teasing the big battery . In addition, this smartphone will receive firmware updates directly from Google , which will accelerate the process of release of updates.

Electronics Nissan and Italdesign team to create a prototype
Author: 0 Nissan and Italdesign team to create a prototype "GT-R without limits"

No element of the car's outward appearance remains untouched, including the roofline, which has been lowered by 54mm. Now, it is teaming up with the legendary Italdesign to come up with it calls a GT-R "without limits". Can this point to the next GT-R? "The unique 21" wheels were created for the vehicle and use Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres while the whole package is finished in Liquid Kinetic Gray paint with plenty of gold highlights, including the large area at the rear that creates an ...

Electronics Samsung unveils invite for Galaxy Note 9
Author: 0 Samsung unveils invite for Galaxy Note 9

The timeframe certainly lines up. Though not much is known about the device specifications, it seems as the company might introduce some new functionality with its S-Pen this time. We also hope to host it here on Pocket-lint closer the time. Onleaks-a leaker that produces renders based on CAD files given to case manufacturers-has a Note 9 render that places the fingerprint reader under the camera assembly.

Electronics Huawei Will Launch 5G Smartphone in Early 2019
Author: 0 Huawei Will Launch 5G Smartphone in Early 2019

But a spirited keynote by Eric Xu, rotating chairman, Huawei, began with Xu declaring that MWC Shanghai 2018 featured that so many show-demos 5G-related that it re-ignited his passion for the much-discussed tech paradigm. According to Phonearena , Huawei's Krin 1020 is expected to be the first processor from the company to feature 5G capabilities. Instead, a Mate-series smartphone might be a more suitable candidate and would be available before the end of 2019.

Electronics WhatsApp now lets group admins restrict messages in groups
Author: 0 WhatsApp now lets group admins restrict messages in groups

You can download WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store for free. Similar to a feature offered by Telegram , this gives administrators the ability to be the only users in a group capable of sending messages... "We've introduced this setting so admins can have better tools for these cases", WhatsApp said on its website. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit organisations.

Electronics Google’s Pixel 3 and 3XL Renders Leak
Author: 0 Google’s Pixel 3 and 3XL Renders Leak

The latter one is created to compete directly with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X which offers 18.5:9 and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, respectively. In terms of physical size, the smaller Pixel 3 will measure 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm. So, what do you think of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in their unofficial capacity? The renowned industry insider, Steve Hemerstoffer (also known as OnLeaks ) has come up with high definition (HD) 360 degree renders of the Pixel 3 and its larger variant.

Electronics Fiber cut leads to nationwide Comcast outage
Author: 0 Fiber cut leads to nationwide Comcast outage

Comcast later released a statement indicating services were being restored: "We identified two, separate and unrelated fiber cuts to our network backbone providers". If you are on Xbox Live and having troubles with the party system, that is probably due to the Comcast outage. The company has responded on social media that service will be restored.

Electronics OnePlus to launch 5G smartphone next year: CEO Pete Lau
Author: 0 OnePlus to launch 5G smartphone next year: CEO Pete Lau

Lau also confirmed OnePlus aims to produce a 5G phone next year. That's because at least one of them will come with 5G support. In 2019, OnePlus might finally have a smartphone that's offered via at least one U.S. OnePlus has found tremendous success in a stalling smartphone market . During an interview with PCMag , OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said the company was in discussion with U.S.

Electronics Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP
Author: 0 Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP

Now Playing: Watch this: Fortnite: Battle Royale tips for gamers just starting. It was a good idea in theory, tweaking the usual battle royale formula by limiting the shrinking map; a countdown begins after the final circle closes and whichever team had the most surviving members at the end was the victor (yes, that did mean you could tie for first place).

Electronics Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Nürburgring lap record
Author: 0 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Nürburgring lap record

As previously reported by Wheels , the 919 Evo's job is not yet done, with more lap records in Porsche's sights. The folks over at Bridge to Gantry have been following Porsche's progress with the unrestricted version of its race auto in the company's quest to establish a new record for the fastest vehicle around the 'Ring.

Electronics Comcast reports 'nationwide service interruption'
Author: 0 Comcast reports 'nationwide service interruption'

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are complaining about connectivity issues on social media today, but the problem seems to stem from a Comcast outage that is affecting multiple services along the East coast. There were also scattered reports of outages at Internet Service Providers. The company directed customers to try its status center online and said crews were working to restore service .

Electronics Online shoppers in IL can expect to pay more in sales tax
Author: 0 Online shoppers in IL can expect to pay more in sales tax

Sales tax is just one reason consumers are choosing to buy online not the only or top reason and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers need to continue to step up their omnichannel strategies to compete and win in the future". South Dakota taxes most products at a single rate, exempts small sellers and doesn't allow retroactive collection. If you enjoyed the illicit thrill of avoiding the 6.25 percent IL sales tax on Internet purchases of running shoes or steaks, you'll mourn the court's ...

Electronics Apple and Samsung's seven-year patent infringement battle has finally been settled
Author: 0 Apple and Samsung's seven-year patent infringement battle has finally been settled

What resulted was a seemingly endless legal battle that would see both sides lob multiple infringement claims and counterclaims, including Apple at one point getting some Samsung phones banned from sale in the US. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court threw out the US$399m decision and ordered the case to virtually restart in San Jose. Neither Samsung nor Apple clarified what the terms of the settlement were.

Electronics Microsoft News for Android, iOS, Windows 10 is here
Author: 0 Microsoft News for Android, iOS, Windows 10 is here

Microsoft Edge users who get their hands on the beta version of the browser will be able to enable ad blocking through the settings menu. Microsoft's step is significant, as the company has partnered with Adblock Plus to build this functionality straight into the browser.

Electronics Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak

Bentley has toppled the production SUV record at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb , and will celebrate the feat with a run of 10 special editions . The result? Six hundred horsepower and 663 foot-pounds of torque (at sea level), sent to ZF's eight speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive.

Electronics These Nokia smartphones will get 'Face Unlock' feature in coming months
Author: 0 These Nokia smartphones will get 'Face Unlock' feature in coming months

Nearly all the smartphones that have launched this year come with the Face Unlock feature, which as the name suggests, uses face recognition to unlock the smartphone. Apart from the name, there is not any information available related to the smartphone. Up front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and Zeiss optics.

Electronics Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000
Author: 0 Qualcomm To Challenge Intel In PC Market With Snapdragon 1000

The Snapdragon 1000 will reportedly support up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and two 128GB UFS 2.1 storage modules onboard. A new report suggests that the company is now developing a new chip called the Snapdragon 1000 which will enable it to better compete against Intel in the PC market.

Electronics Apple releases iOS 12 Public Beta
Author: 0 Apple releases iOS 12 Public Beta

It was originally released as a developer test version, but is now available for the general public to try before its full release in September. The software will also freshen up the iPhone (and iPad ) you already own."For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance", said software VP Craig Federighi.