Electronics

Sony's PS4 hit by soft-bricking message bug

Over the weekend PS4 owners on Reddit and elsewhere have reported receiving messages from an unknown source that locked their consoles. Whether they opened it or not - it didn't matter. "We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem". Others tried this technique to no avail, but did have some luck after deleting the message .

Google to shut down Google

According to the newspaper, the glitch enabled outside developers to access the data between 2015 and March 2018. Google will shut down Google Plus, the company's floundering answer to Facebook , after it discovered a security vulnerability that exposed the private data of up to 500,000 users of the service.

Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

Pixel 3 is likely to use an octa-core Qualcomm chipset, an Ardreno 630 GPU, and have 4GB of RAM. Both phones are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There is no information on the exact size of the screen and resolution of the Pixel Slate . Additionally, Google might also integrate AI for better photography experience.

Fortnite's Spooky Season 6 Is Upon Us, Featuring Pets!

All three feature their own animations and personality, and each comes with its own slight variation on the same backpack. The new season surely brings darker things together with a good amount of map changes, in which the Cube's response has been a bit brutal.

The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises $US400 Standalone VR This Autumn

Oculus Quest is Facebook's next VR headset , promising you can play high-end games without the need for a powerful PC to run them. It includes four ultra wide-angle sensors and computer vision algorithms to track your position in the real world without any need of external sensors.

Google might unveil this Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3 next month

We have already seen the spec sheet and has even seen the phone since it was left out in the open for all to see. The Pixel 3 is listed with a sales price of 4,999 yuan, or $729, on the site. This has created a huge confusion and it gets worst when CSS quoted the colours for the Pixel 3 to be blue, green and black. Back panels of the smartphone show single cameras on both handsets, along with a fingerprint sensor.

Japan billionaire is SpaceX's first Moon flight customer

SpaceX revealed the first passenger its signed up to fly to the moon on Monday for one very expensive art project. He will be inviting six to eight artists, designers, and other creative people on the journey around the moon. He said, "As far as me going, I'm not sure. I choose to go to the moon with artists!". With enough thrust to carry almost a hundred people all the way to Mars, it's safe to say it won't be much of a problem to carry six-eight artists including crew to the moon ...

IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly

And you know what that means; stores in the country have already started selling the Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max . This factor combined with the slightly larger battery in the XS Max is also likely the cause of the added 90 minutes of usage over last year's X.

Samsung might launch its first quad-camera phone on October 11

In a phone that touts camera prowess, Samsung hasn't forgotten the all-important selfie shooter at the front, too. Like other Galaxy phones, you can control the depth of field for these photos on the A7, too. Samsung has launched the device in four colour options- Black, Blue, Pink and Gold. It will also come preloaded with Samsung's Bixby virtual voice assistant, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

Fortnite Double Helix & 1000 V-Bucks Nintendo Switch Bundle Coming Next Month

Of course, it's no secret that the game is free-to-play, so there are some other rewards for players who get this bundle . With season six on the way, you could use the 1,000 V-Bucks for the season six battle pass or save them up to buy an item you like on the in-game store when it becomes available.

The Apple Watch Edition Is Missing From The Apple Watch Series 4

Internet users began to joke about the cut of the kidney, hinting at the high cost of the Apple gadgets, and ridiculed the functionality of Apple devices. The US FDA has already granted approval for the Series 4 Watch to be considered a medical device. This feature may be especially attractive to older people or those with elderly parents anxious about falling when no one is around to help.

Latest Apple tech includes new watch that can detect your heart problems

Both of the models offer the same internal specs, but the iPhone X Max has a 6.5-inch display in roughly the same footprint of an iPhone 8 Plus . Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. Superfans of Apple technology were on the edge of their seats as CEO Tim Cook explained all the flashy new phones dropping this year.

Apple event: Product launch starts with Apple Watch Series 4

Disclosed at the Apple event life streamed from its Cupertino, California headquarters, the S4 Watch is two times faster, has a 30 percent larger display, is swimproof, and has better speakers. For outdoor workouts, you'll get six hours of tracking, which isn't good enough if you're into running 100-mile races, but it'll get the job done for just about everybody else.

Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

At one point, Musk inhaled, exhaled, and shrugged the experience off before picking up a glass of whiskey and observing that alcohol is a drug that's "been grandfathered in". Musk announced later in August that the company would remain public . 4, according to a company filing released on Friday. "We have been calling for a co-CEO or COO to assist to codifying the leadership structure and in so doing, the culture at Tesla", said James Albertine, analyst at brokerage Consumer Edge.

Tesla rocked by executive departures, Musk web show

Last month, Tesla's founder tweeted about plans to take the company private. The company's 5.3% bonds dropped 1.75c to 84c on the dollar, a record low, according to Trace bond price data. "This caused me to reconsider my future". That move, described in a company blog with several other promotions as a result of board and management discussions, gives Musk a seasoned auto industry veteran to lean on at a time when some investors have called for a new chief operating officer.

How to check if your iPhone 8 is part of Apple's recall

The iPhone XS models will also be available in gold, leaked marketing images from Apple have shown, but it's the iPhone 9 that's going to offer more choices, according to a few reports published earlier this year . Apple mostly prices its devices at much higher cost in India. It'll outsize the iPhone XS, which is said to maintain a familiar 5.8-inch screen. While it would be nice if Apple prices its 2018 iPhone lineup aggressively, Apple has never been shy about placing a premium ...

2018 iPhone Lineup - What to Expect before Sept 12!

The iPhone X Plus was tipped to roll with a 6.5-inch display, while the standard iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch display. If you're expecting Apple to implement an in-display fingerprint sensor on the display of future iPhone models, you're in for a long wait.

Facebook, Twitter execs to face lawmakers over foreign influence operations

Twitter's Dorsey also will testify at a House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday that the company "does not use political ideology to make any decisions", according to written testimony also made public on Tuesday. Google offered to send its chief legal officer, Kent Walker, to Wednesday's hearing, but he was rejected by the committee, which said it wanted to hear from corporate decision-makers.

First real-life images of the no-notch Pixel 3 leaks online

It also reveals that the front cameras are both 8 megapixels. That again has led experts to believe the camera could be powering a new generation facial recognition feature, besides providing for a more accurate selfie shot in varying lighting conditions as well.

Apple to Roll Out Less Costly iPhone, Upgraded iPad Pros, Macs

Still, Apple could launch three new iPhone models this September, according to Bloomberg and other reports . The "real sizzle" for investors remains the iPhone because it's the hub for nearly all Apple's other offerings like the Apple Watch , AirPods, and Apple Music, Munster added.

Motorola P30 Goes Official with iPhone X Like Design

What do you think about the design of Motorola P30? The design keeps with the current industry trend of notched phones and bears a striking resemblance with the iPhone X , something a lot of people have pointed out already. Not just Motorola P30 may be Motorola's first phone with the notch but the company isn't alone in copying Apple iPhone X notch design. It has dual rear camera on the back with 16 megapixels primary sensor having f/1.8 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, OmniVision OV16B ...

Samsung Galaxy Home, Powered by Bixby and AKG Speakers, Now Official

The S Pen is said to be the highlight of the handset and come with new features such as camera shutter, control music playback and more. Beyond a better battery that I'm hoping Apple goes for this year, I'm also curious to see if the technology giant challenges Samsung's S-Pen.

Spectrum Cable, Internet And Phone Service May Be Booted From New York

But the service expansion Charter was required to perform is being counted toward the goal Broadband For All. Friday's actions are meant to address Charter's failings and to ensure NY has a partner interested in the public good, not just lining its pockets.

This Uber Driver Got Suspended for Livestreaming Riders Without Permission

Does a ride-hailing app driver have the right to tape his passengers without their explicit consent, then use and monetize that video? People were sometimes named in the videos, while homes were also shown. "It was fake. It felt produced", he said. Dr. Daxton "Chip" Stewart, a journalism professor at Texas Christian University and author of "Social Media and the Law", told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast that Missouri is a "one-party consent" state, meaning only one of the parties to a ...

Fortnite's one-year anniversary to be celebrated with in-game events

Franchises that would lead the market in the past, including Call of Duty and Battlefield , have even made the decision to integrate battle royale modes into their future titles given the apparent success of the genre. Shortly before the downtime, the Week 2 challenges were listed to go live in six hours time. meaning that we could be waiting another 5 hours from the time of writing before the game comes back online.

Apple announced updated versions of MacBook Pro

The 15-inch model can accommodate a six-core chip that will deliver up to 70% faster performance than the previous model and the 13-inch's quad-core chip will offer two-times faster performance, according to Apple . "The MacBook Pro 13 is priced from RM7,499 while the 15" version is priced from RM9,999 in Malaysia. Inside the 15-inch model is a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor or Core i9 processor clocked at up to 2.9GHz and reaching up to 4.8GHz with Turbo Boost.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 is its least popular phone since the Galaxy S3

Samsung Electronics is now hoping for its upcoming Galaxy X to improve its profit following the sluggish sales of its Galaxy S9 flagship phone. Samsung's operating profit estimate for the second quarter was also lower than the 15.6 trillion won or US$14 billion profit it generated during the January-March period.

Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

This isn't an ad created to highlight the platforms that are playing together. While Nintendo's new trailer seems like a bit of a veiled jab at Sony , it also gets across the main point: " Minecraft " is definitely a game that's better together, regardless of what system you play it on.

Supreme Court rules in internet sales tax case

They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. Amazon stock is down over 1.2%. North Dakota, in 1992, when e-commerce made up a much less substantial portion of retail sales. States like South Dakota that depend heavily on sales taxes for their revenue are likely to benefit most, with a predicted maximum revenue increase of around 3 percent, according to a Barclays research note .

Nintendo E3: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Trailer Takes Center Stage

Metroid's Ridley and Splatoon's Inklings have also been added as brand new fighters, as well as Echo fighter Daisy, and female versions of Pikachu and Pokémon trainers. Even better, it's free-to-play. You'll have to wait until the second quarter of 2019 to get your hands on it but we bet its worth the while. The trailer showed a group of friends putting two Nintendo Switch consoles side by side to play Super Mario Party together.

Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect

Ellis SchumerDem leaders condemn Trump after reversal on G-7 communique endorsement Dem lawmaker: Trump conceding "role as leader of the free world" after G-7 summit Schumer: Trump "turning our foreign policy into an global joke" MORE (D-N.Y) is blaming congressional Republicans for the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission's ( FCC ) net neutrality rules , a shift which goes into effect Monday.

Fallout 76 is four times bigger than Fallout 4

Bethesda game director Tod Howard said that Fallout: 76 is inspired by the real West Virginia, as seen in some of the game's clips. We then get treated to a classic Fallout style infomercial which then showcases a bit of gameplay in action.

Battlefield V Announce Battle Royale Mode at E3 2018 Called 'Royale'

EA Play kicked off today with a new trailer for Battlefield V's mutliplayer. Which one should you look to play instead? "This new game will advance the state of the art for the franchise, while still delivering the signature gameplay and Battlefield moments that have captivated and grown our global community".

BlackBerry Key2 to launch today: Livestream, India time, specifications, etc

The new device also features Speed Key , a universal shortcut key that lets users access instantly access the apps, contacts and phone functions that they use most often. Customizations to the stock Android experience are mostly light, though BlackBerry has added a new shortcut key to the right of the spacebar that can be held and combined with one of the other 52 keys to trigger shortcuts from any screen.

G Suite Users to be Forced into Gmail Update by October

The company says users who haven't updated by September will be transitioned automatically to the new Gmail. It all sounds pretty confusing, but the main point is this - even if users can opt out for a bit, the new Gmail will be the standard look by October whether they like it or not, as TechCrunch notes .

Facebook scraps 'outdated' trending news section

Facebook also wants to make local news more prominent. Facebook, ever eager avoid the liability that comes with being a publisher, said there was no bias.but nonetheless allowed that it "could not fully exclude the possibility of isolated improper actions or unintentional bias in the implementation of our guidelines or policies".

IOS 11.4 Is Out: Here's All the New Features

AirPlay 2 controls are available across iOS within any app and in Control Center for quick access to what's playing in every room, on every speaker . This isn't a huge update in itself, but the inclusion of Messages on iCloud makes it a noteworthy update. Users can also now ask Siri to play music in any room or group of rooms using AirPlay 2 , and music can be streamed throughout the house without any need to manually group speakers.

Alert: Two New Pokemon Games Are Coming To The Switch This Year

As such, Pikachu or Eevee-depending on your version-stay by your side for the whole game, instead of hidden away in a Poke Ball to be brought out for battles. The gadget will initially be sold only in Japan. That's could be disappointing, given that Nintendo is planning to roll out its Switch online service in September.

STALKER 2 announced (again)

Four years later GSC was back, announcing a new RTS game called Cossacks 3 , and ever since the studio has been silent. The release of S. T. In case you do not know about the series, let us tell you that it is an FPS with elements of horror and survival, where the events take place in The Zone, inspired by the exclusion zone of Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster.

Nvidia Reveals Crypto Sales for First Time and Predicts Big Drop

Nvidia shares have gained 34.4 percent this year, propelling the stock to the top of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index. For fiscal 2019, it plans to return United States dollars 1.25 billion. There is still no word on when we may see a successor to Pascal in the gaming GPU market, but hopefully we'll get more news on that front in the coming months.

Arizona Teachers Say They'll Go Back To School If Budget Is Passed

Major Arizona school districts in metro Phoenix and Tucson were still closed for the day on Thursday following Gov. Ducey's signing of budget legislation providing more than $300 million in raises for numerous state's striking teachers.

Oreo for Honor 7X begins rolling out in US

One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Update . As first reported by SamMobile , Android Oreo is now starting its rollout to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in the United Kingdom.

'Metal Gear Solid' coming to Xbox Games With Gold

For the month of May, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games - two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 - as part of the Games with Gold program. For the latter half of May gamers are treated to Platinum games' fast paced third person shooter, Vanquish . Here's the list: As the list has gone live earlier than it should, you still have nine days left to download the games that are now available through the offer.

AT&T, Verizon Under Investigation Over Alleged eSIM Collusion

Officials requested in February that the three entities facing investigation turn over information related to purported efforts to undermine eSim, a technology that allows consumers to switch their phone numbers from one carrier to another easily.

5 tips for playing God of War

That's where this guide comes in - we've gathered all our tips and tricks, walkthroughs, and other guides here to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed. Just how well will God of War sell? After many years of game development, God of War game reboot for PlayStation 4 is finally released.

FAA orders inspections for Boeing 737 engines after Southwest death

Metal fatigue is a weakening of metal from repeated use and involves microscopic cracks. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a passenger dead.

Apple Orders a Straight-to-Series Adaptation of Asimov's Foundation

Goyer are adapting Isaac Asimov's seminal sci-fi novel trilogy Foundation . Friedman is now working on Avatar 2 , while Goyer has written numerous comic book adaptations including Blade, Ghost Rider , the Dark Knight trilogy, Zack Snyder's DC franchise, and the new Superman spinoff Krypton .

Solar energy, breaks ground on new Alabama site

Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Google data center in Bridgeport . Photo by Dave Flessner /Times Free Press. David Hughes, the Mayor of Bridgeport, told us it will help grow the city that has about $2,300 people.

Amazon adds music, podcasts and radio to Alexa Routines

The company introduced Alexa Announcements, a feature that effectively turns your Echo into an in-home intercom system if you have multiple speakers in your house. It's not just upgrades to its smart speaker line up being worked on at Amazon HQ - the retail powerhouse just released a reference guide that includes "smart" lamps.

PUBG Will Begin Testing A New Smaller 4×4 Map This Week

It is still not late, so everyone could grab a key , which can be activated through steam and will allow you to download a Closed Experimental Edition of PUBG , where players can experience the new map thoroughly. Ready for some more variety in your PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds games? Players interested in trying out Codename: Savage will simply have to link their Steam account, which should already include PUBG in its list of games.