• Google Makes Hardware a Second-Class Citizen, Several Devices Now in Doubt
Google Makes Hardware a Second-Class Citizen, Several Devices Now in Doubt

Considering these cutbacks aren't necessarily permanent - Google has asked employees to seek temporary roles within other divisions - there's still a possibility that certain people will be transferred back to the Create team after the current situation has been assessed.

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  • First Android Q beta may launch today
First Android Q beta may launch today

For Android Q , there's the hope that more phones from more manufacturers will join the pre-release ranks in engaging its users in new software. Moreover, Android Q Beta could launch with support for more smartphones than Android P Beta.

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  • Sega pulls Judgment from sale in Japan following drug arrest
Sega pulls Judgment from sale in Japan following drug arrest

He has since admitted to use of the drug, which is in violation of the country's strict narcotics laws. We have heard the reports of his arrest, and are now confirming the facts of the situation, but in the meantime, we have made a decision to voluntarily halt shipments of physical copies of the game as well as digital sales, and also to remove t...

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  • Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide
Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

One said: "Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are down and here I am ranting on Twitter ". About three hours into the outage, Facebook turned to twitter to say it was working on fixing the problem and that it wasn't a malicious attack. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for 'required maintenance.' The outages mysteriously began ...

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  • How a simple eye test can predict onset of disease
How a simple eye test can predict onset of disease

Within less than a minute, OCTA takes a non-invasive picture of the retina - the nerve cells in the back of our eyes that convert light from the outside world into nerve signals that the brain interprets into images. In addition, a specific layer of the retina was thinner in those with Alzheimer's. Dr. Fekrat believes that if more people in the...

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  • Unlocked Galaxy Note9 receives Android Pie in the US
Unlocked Galaxy Note9 receives Android Pie in the US

The Galaxy S10's Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of its user's physical thumbprint - not a 2D image of it - for improved anti-spoofing. This, as you can see, is interesting because of two reasons. According to The Korea Herald , industry sources believe th...

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  • Android Q beta divided into six stages, final release in Q3
Android Q beta divided into six stages, final release in Q3

You can grab download links for each phone from Google's website. The status bar and navigation bar seem unchanged, but you have a lot more room to work with now. Android Q will also give users more control over when apps can get your location. There will be a high-performance mode with low latency so that users can take advantage of stutter-f...

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  • Gmail and Google Drive services temporarily disrupted in Japan and globally
Gmail and Google Drive services temporarily disrupted in Japan and globally

There are reports of Gmail being down across the globe along with Google Drive . We'll let you know as soon as we have more information. According to a status update on Google's GSuite Status Dashboard at around 8 am IST, both Gmail and Google Drive were experiencing what it described as a "service disruption".

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  • Verizon's 5G network to launch April 11 in two USA cities
Verizon's 5G network to launch April 11 in two USA cities

The plan is still to launch Verizon 5G in 30 cities by the end of 2019. Verizon's 5G Mobility service in Chicago and Minneapolis uses the new radio (NR) standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Alternatively, you can upgrade your smartphone to a Moto Z3 for $10 a month for 24 months, which means you'd save $240 off...

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  • Users worldwide report Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outages
Users worldwide report Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outages

Some are reporting problems with the app loading slowly, feeds not refreshing and some can't login at all. According to website Down Detector , the majority of users affected are situated in North America, Europe, and Latin America. If you can't post a new status on Facebook , it's not you. Facebook did not say what was causing the outages ,...

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, Halo: Reach added
Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, Halo: Reach added

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was originally released in late 2014 for the Xbox One , giving gamers access to Halo 2: Anniversary , Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3 , Halo 4 , Halo: Nightfall, and as of the PC launch, Halo: Reach .

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  • Spotify Premium now includes Hulu at no extra cost
Spotify Premium now includes Hulu at no extra cost

Effective immediately, the popular Spotify Premium/ad-supported Hulu combo costs $9.99 a month for new and existing subscribers, which essentially means the video streaming component is now offered free of charge. In total, it's worth nearly $72 in saved subscription fees over the course of a year. New Spotify Premium subscribers, meanwhile, ar...

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  • Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates
Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates

Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software. Now, for those serious instances when a patch causes startup issues, the OS will identify the last installed update and automatically remove it. The screen mirroring for Android apps Windows 10 feature is also available in the beginning to Surface Go users and Mi...

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  • Its Show Time: Apple’s Next Event To Take Place On 25 March
Its Show Time: Apple’s Next Event To Take Place On 25 March

According to Panzarino's tweet, the email invitation, which says simply 'It's show time, ' played a short film reel countdown animation, which suggests the event will be used to announce Apple's much-anticipated video streaming service. But it's been a while since one of these has focused largely on services, with a 2015 Apple Music event perha...

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  • Android Q Beta may launch today with Support for additional Smartphones
Android Q Beta may launch today with Support for additional Smartphones

And Google may drop the first Android Q beta as soon as Monday according to a discovery. The Android Q Developer Preview will likely launch during this year's Google I/O conference on May 7. Of late, we have heard several features about that Google is planning to bring to the consumers with the Android Q software. "But the trend is positive...

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  • First Look At Battlefield 5's Firestorm Mode
First Look At Battlefield 5's Firestorm Mode

A leaked in-game tutorial video has given us our first look at the Battlefield V take on the ludicrously popular battle royale genre. Everyone will be parachuting into the map - which we get to see a glimpse of in the video - and must look for weapons, body armour, backpacks, and healing kits to survive.

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  • Apple’s first-ever AR headset to go into production later this year
Apple’s first-ever AR headset to go into production later this year

Rumors of Apple bringing augmented-reality glasses to market have been circulating for nearly five years now, but they've mainly been speculating based on patents and Apple hiring up a lot of talent in the AR space. Using the same tech and small IR cameras, Apple's glasses could track your hands to interact with virtual objects. Magic Leap's wearab...

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  • Nintendo Switch is getting a Labo virtual reality kit
Nintendo Switch is getting a Labo virtual reality kit

While we're waiting to find out exactly how quickly our arms get exhausted, another fascinating question will be how engrossing an experience be with the Toy-Con VR goggles pressed up against the Switch's 720p, 60 fps display. Using it to turn the Switch into a handheld VR headset is such an obvious idea it kind of makes me want to kick myself fo...

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  • Champions of the Continent is mobile prequel to Switch game — Octopath Traveler
Champions of the Continent is mobile prequel to Switch game — Octopath Traveler

A trial demo of the this new game is set to become available in Japan on March 12, though a full release date beyond 2019 has yet to be revealed and it is now unknown if this game will make its way out of Japan to other territories. It's Octopath Traveler , an old-school JRPG that attempts to modernize the pixel sprite artwork of Super Nintendo cl...

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  • Spotify will come pre-installed on millions of new Samsung devices
Spotify will come pre-installed on millions of new Samsung devices

There is a bit of fine print to consider for the Spotify offer: As of now, it is only available to Galaxy S10 buyers, but Samsung may add other phone models to the promotion in the coming months. T-Mobile is also offering a couple of deals for customers interested in a Galaxy S10 . Back in August, Spotify revealed a partnership wit...

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