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12-Year-Old Girl Injured Doing the Viral 'Fire Challenge'

12-Year-Old Girl Injured Doing the Viral 'Fire Challenge' However, Brandi thinks that the perfumes and body spray that Timiyah was wearing at the time could have meant that the fire grew out of control. Eventually, Brandi and Marquell managed to put the fire out, but the damage had been done - and they rushed Timiyah to hospital, where she is now in intensive care, with almost half her body covered in severe burns. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 9 Available for Pre Order Now

Galaxy Note 9 Available for Pre Order Now With the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 set to land in South Africa later this month we thought we'd share something rather cool about the handset that we stumbled upon. The "Scene Optimiser" technology uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimise it based on the category. [Full Article...]

Transference Demo Offers Up Some Psychological Mind Games

True to that collaboration, the game is a mix between live-action footage and first-person psychological thriller. You will enter the experiment that laid the foundation for the events that followed, explore the mind of a troubled test subject suffering from PTSD, sove puzzles as you fix his corrupted memories, and switch between multiple perspectives as you piece together his story. [Full Article...]

More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms - This Time Targeting Conservatives

More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms - This Time Targeting Conservatives The New York Times reported that some of the sites that were targeted were the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute , think tanks that have disagreed with President Trump on ending Russian sanctions. DCU president Brad Smith announced the discoveries in a blog post Monday evening, saying that his team has been in close contact with the Senate's IT department, and... [Full Article...]

HTC Vive Adapter Brings Wireless VR for $300

HTC Vive Adapter Brings Wireless VR for $300 Pre-orders for the adapter will go live on 5 September from Overclockers , Scan and Vive.com in the United Kingdom (why they're not taking orders now is a good question) and it will be fully available globally on 24 September. Thanks to Intel and DisplayLink for helping to make this vision a reality. The cost of going wireless is not cheap-HTC is pricing the wireless adapter at $299. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Announces Kill Dates For Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft Announces Kill Dates For Windows 8 Apps This new version reportedly breaks up the image altering options into three different editing screens. Video: Microsoft drops Teams, Yammer, Skype for Business from Windows Phone . The upgrade will not be made available automatically. According to NetMarketShare.com , Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices account for a scarcely measurable 0.02 per cent of the mobile market. [Full Article...]

Huawei caught using a DSLR trying to sell the Nova 3's camera

Huawei caught using a DSLR trying to sell the Nova 3's camera The Huawei video shows a rapid succession of moments in which the couple prepares to take the selfie, then shows the final photos as snapshots between moments. Afterward, Huawei responded by removing the image and claiming it had never meant to mislead the public. Obviously, Huawei never actually came out and said that it was taken with the phone, but the idea is here that the shots look so ... [Full Article...]

Rejoice Mac mini pro fans: Apple hasn't forgotten you

Rejoice Mac mini pro fans: Apple hasn't forgotten you DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will be pushing out several new tablets and a new entry-level MacBook . Apple releases its new Mac models in October, and it looks like this year is going to be a pretty exciting one. "HP and Lenovo have released products priced similarly to the MacBook Air, gaining share, and in order to remain competitive in that price point, we think a form-factor chang... [Full Article...]

Nokia 6.1 Plus India Launch Event Set to Begin

Nokia 6.1 Plus India Launch Event Set to Begin While HMD Global was initially expected to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus only, the new teaser suggests the company might also announce the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India. There is dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM. [Full Article...]

Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX gaming cards starting at $499

Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX gaming cards starting at $499 So far, Nvidia has not announced when it will launch lower-end models of the RTX series. In terms of the lightning, the new RTX 2080 cards can provide up to 10 Giga Rays of lighting for ray tracing. You can see 100% more detail thanks to seeing the flame in the reflection of the water, or in the reflections of windows on the buildings on the street. [Full Article...]

Amazon ruined its video game pre-order bonus for Prime subscribers

Amazon ruined its video game pre-order bonus for Prime subscribers The shipping giant announced today that the service's 20 percent discount on pre-ordering games is going away on August 28th. "As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime , we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits", the company wrote. [Full Article...]

Under-fire Apple removes 25,000 apps in China

Under-fire Apple removes 25,000 apps in China The Global Times in China also reported that Apple removed over 2,000 apps related to gambling in one day - on 9 August 2018. "Apple itself has set up the rules on how to allow apps onto its store, but it didn't follow that, resulting in the proliferation of bogus lottery apps and gambling apps", it said in its report. [Full Article...]

Nvidia’s next-generation hardware is the GeForce RTX series

Nvidia’s next-generation hardware is the GeForce RTX series The former will be priced at from $999, while the latter is priced from $699. The GeForce RTX 2070 doesn't have a release date listed on Nvidia's website but is listed at $600. "Computer graphics will never be the same again", he said at the Gamescom conference in Germany. Normally, ray-tracing would take a serious amount of graphical power to run; we're talking Nvidia DXG supercomputer leve... [Full Article...]

2018 iPhone dummy models shown off in hands-on video

2018 iPhone dummy models shown off in hands-on video Apple iPhone 2018 series prototypes: Apple iPhone X, iPhone 9 and iPhone X Plus are seen in this photo. Moreover, Apple will need to improve its cost structure to cope with the threats brought by Android brands. Ironically, Apple's most affordable new iPhone model in years could come just one month after Samsung launched its most expensive flagship phone ever, the Galaxy Note 9 , which carries... [Full Article...]

Gmail Confidential Mode Added By Google For Android Users

Gmail Confidential Mode Added By Google For Android Users On Thursday Google announced in a post on Twitter that Gmail's confidential mode has been rolled out to mobile devices. This includes being able to control things like whether an email can be forwarded, copied, printed or downloaded. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched in Taiwan However, I did have a play with the Note9 and Samsung Tab S4 at Samsung's preview event earlier this week, and on first impressions, both devices are impressive, with the Note9 looking very similar to the Note8 yet with differences, with the Tab S4 looking thoroughly modern and ready for action. [Full Article...]

Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory

Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory However, most of these devices only provided support for Face Unlock but the Mate 20 could be a more advanced smartphone because it might house a 3D facial recognition system at the top where additional cameras will be present. But based on the shaky auto translation it seems to be saying that the phone will have an in-screen fingerprint scanner, which suggests this is the Mate 20 Pro mode... [Full Article...]

Google staff protest over China search engine plans

Google staff protest over China search engine plans The internal activism presents another obstacle for Google's potential return to China eight years after the company publicly withdrew from the country in protest of censorship and government hacking. The petition raises issues regarding morals and ethics, and states that the employees do not have the information needed to make the right decisions about their work, projects, and employment. [Full Article...]

PUBG Mobile has just hit a huge milestone

PUBG Mobile has just hit a huge milestone PUBG mobile is doing really well: it's been downloaded more than 100 million times since release. GameSpot reports that Fortnite already passed 100 million downloads on mobile in July, back when it was only available for iPhones and iPads. [Full Article...]

Google apps could be tracking you at all times

Google apps could be tracking you at all times If allowed, Google apps will track your movements and save them to your account under your Location History . Under the main settings icon click on "Security & location ". "That seems like a pretty straightforward position to have". Google insisted it has been perfectly clear. In a statement to AP, it confirmed there are several ways that Google may use location data - includin... [Full Article...]


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