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Sci-tech Google Discontinues Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in Several Regions
Author: 0 Google Discontinues Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in Several Regions

Google has previously confirmed that they are prototyping fordable devices, but has never committed to releasing a commercial device. The flagship phones are no longer available in Google's U.S. While it is not distinct just how numerous units were being in stock in the initially area, the Pixel 4a is seemingly continuing the momentum of Google's preceding funds smartphone successes.

Sci-tech Microsoft's game streaming tech, Project xCloud, to be launched on 15 September
Author: 0 Microsoft's game streaming tech, Project xCloud, to be launched on 15 September

PlayStation had a swell idea with their PS Plus offerings, and Microsoft would soon follow in those footsteps by enhancing their existing Xbox Live Gold service by tossing free to own games with each subscription. Back in June, we reviewed the Razer Kishi for Android mobile game controller and awarded it an Editor's Choice award. For Android users, xCloud will join the $15 Game Pass Ultimate subscription on September 15 , with a PC launch hopefully not long after.

Sci-tech Sony Announces PS4 Accessories and Peripherals That Will Work on PlayStation 5
Author: 0 Sony Announces PS4 Accessories and Peripherals That Will Work on PlayStation 5

It will only be functional on older games, and PS5 games will require the DualSense controller . "Speciality peripherals" such as racing wheels or fight sticks will work with both PS5 and PS4 games. Beware that unlicensed, third-party peripherals and accessories may no longer be compatible. The DualSense also features adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons "so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow".

Sci-tech Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary
Author: 0 Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary

Addressing the ceremony, he said that the map reflects the aspirations of the Pakistani nation, adding that the federal cabinet, opposition parties and the Kashmiri leadership have endorsed the map. "In fact, this new effort only confirms the reality of Pakistan's obsession with territorial aggrandizement supported by cross-border terrorism.", India's foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday.

Sci-tech Two explosions rock Lebanese capital Beirut, several wounded
Author: 0 Two explosions rock Lebanese capital Beirut, several wounded

Lebanon's Health Minister has told a local media outlets that hundreds of people were caught in the blast, with photographers at the scene witnessing numerous injured lying on the ground. The government has not issued an official count of injuries or casualties. Army helicopters helped battle fires raging at the port. Miles from the port, building facades were shredded, balconies were knocked down and windows shattered.

Sci-tech Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states
Author: 0 Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

Penn State will begin conducting pre-arrival coronavirus testing for approximately 24,000 students this week, the university announced Monday. The resolution condemns the university's lack of communication with students about its decisions and how they are reached.

Sci-tech Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok from ByteDance
Author: 0 Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok from ByteDance

Earlier this year, Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech sold Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it bought in 2016, for $620 million after being ordered by CFIUS to divest. The negotiations between ByteDance and Microsoft will be overseen by CFIUS, a U.S. government panel that has the right to block any agreement, according to the sources, who requested anonymity ahead of a White House announcement.

Sci-tech COVID-19 exposure notification app now available
Author: 0 COVID-19 exposure notification app now available

If you test positive for the virus, you can anonymously notify others who have been near you in the last 14 days. Traditional contact tracing will continue to be conducted by local public health authorities. According to the province, the app collects no personal data or personal health information and does not collect or track Global Positioning System location data.

Sci-tech Sarah Cooper mocks Trump's proposed TikTok ban
Author: 0 Sarah Cooper mocks Trump's proposed TikTok ban

President Trump told reporters late Friday that he plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from the United States as soon as Saturday. For the USA government, the platform's Chinese ownership has raised concerns about the censorship of videos, including those critical of the Chinese government or supportive of causes such as democracy in Hong Kong.

Sci-tech Apple starts sales of India-made iPhone 11
Author: 0 Apple starts sales of India-made iPhone 11

The report says that Apple plans to step up production of the iPhone 11 in phases in the country, but that down the line, Apple may even consider exporting the India-made iPhone 11 to other countries. While there is no official confirmation at the time of writing this, a tipster named iHacktu Pro claims that Apple will host the iPhone 12 launch event on September 8.

Sci-tech Ransomware attack on fitness devices maker Garmin cripples operation
Author: 0 Ransomware attack on fitness devices maker Garmin cripples operation

Garmin Connect is a health and fitness tracker. Garmin websites have shown error messages since Thursday evening. "We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and apologise for this inconvenience". At the time of writing, services provided through Garmin Connect were still down, according to the company's status website . Those passionate users are understandably agitated as the company's services have been down for the last day, thanks to a malware attack that may ...

Sci-tech Microsoft's Azure growth slips below 50% for first time By
Author: 0 Microsoft's Azure growth slips below 50% for first time By

The revenue growth was powered by its More Personal Computing unit as more people worldwide used its products to work on Windows PCs and play games on Xboxes during lockdowns. The Redmond-based firm reported diluted earnings of $1.46 per share on revenue of $38 billion in the quarter, up 13% from the same period one year ago.

Sci-tech List of National Retail Chains Requiring Masks is Growing
Author: 0 List of National Retail Chains Requiring Masks is Growing

The issue: keeping employees from getting ill AND avoiding having to close the store/restaurant for cleaning after an employee tests positive . Local stores are following close behind. Now these firms and their workers will face one other problem: getting clients to comply. CVS The pharmacy giant requires all customers wear face coverings at its 9,900-plus stores across the country as of July 20.

Sci-tech FCC calls for answers following nationwide T-Cell outage
Author: 0 FCC calls for answers following nationwide T-Cell outage

Thousands of T-Mobile subscribers reported outages across the United States on Monday afternoon as a routing issue knocked out service for huge swaths of the country. During that time, some US counties had sent emergency alerts to cell phone users informing them that 911 services have been interrupted. A test conducted by Down Detector in NY and Seattle found that making calls from T-Mobile would fail nearly immediately after placing the call.

Sci-tech Apple warns users not to close MacBooks with the camera cover on
Author: 0 Apple warns users not to close MacBooks with the camera cover on

If you close your Mac notebook with a digicam address installed, you may well destruction your show since the clearance in between the display screen and keyboard is created to extremely tight tolerances. As per the document, camera cover might cause damage to your display when you close the lid. For instance, the " Fruitfly " malware circulated for years with the apparent ability to secretly hijack a Mac's web camera.

Sci-tech After Apple, Samsung might stop offering chargers with new smartphones from 2021
Author: 0 After Apple, Samsung might stop offering chargers with new smartphones from 2021

Now, it looks like Samsung might be taking a similar approach. The Verge highlights a new report from Korean site ETNews that predicts that Samsung may also be excluding chargers from some of its smartphones beginning next year, for numerous same reasons that analysts believe Apple is doing so - to reduce costs and because many people already have chargers.

Sci-tech Microsoft announces Xbox Games Showcase for July 23
Author: 0 Microsoft announces Xbox Games Showcase for July 23

The livestream will bring us footage of first-party Xbox Series X games , most notably Halo Infinite . While Microsoft and Sony are still playing a game of chicken with their console prices and release dates, both companies are showing off games.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy M31s Battery Purportedly Certified in South Korea
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy M31s Battery Purportedly Certified in South Korea

Samsung reportedly replaced the Time of Flight sensor with a new laser auto-focus element on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra , which has reportedly solved all the auto-focus problems. Esteemed leaker Evan Blass recently tweeted out a list of all the different versions of the upcoming smartwatch, referring both to colors and sizes, giving us a full look at the device.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G first shown from all sides
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G first shown from all sides

Esteemed leaker Evan Blass recently tweeted out a list of all the different versions of the upcoming smartwatch, referring both to colors and sizes, giving us a full look at the device. Nevertheless, the company still have plenty of things to be revealed about the Galaxy Note20 series though, so expect to hear more from Samsung soon enough.

Sci-tech Tesla deliveries beat. Stock soars. Is it too high?
Author: 0 Tesla deliveries beat. Stock soars. Is it too high?

After several years of losses, Tesla has delivered three straight profitable quarters since the third quarter of 2019 and surprised investors with solid first-quarter deliveries despite the Covid19 outbreak. In the message to Tesla's roughly 48,000 workers, Musk wrote that it "really makes a difference for every vehicle you build and deliver". The company posted a surprise profit of $16 million in the first quarter of 2020 despite temporary disruptions in productions due to COVID-19 ...

Sci-tech Vermont, Maine next in fight over aid to religious schools
Author: 0 Vermont, Maine next in fight over aid to religious schools

Three mothers whose children attended a private Christian school had sued after the Montana Department of Revenue issued a rule banning families from using the scholarships at religious schools. In Trinity Lutheran v. Comer (2017), the court decided that a Missouri church could apply for a state grant to resurface its outdoor playground. Joining Roberts in the majority were the associate justices who generally make up the high court's conservative wing: Clarence Thomas; Samuel ...

Sci-tech Stunning iPhone 12 video shows Apple’s flagship in all its glory
Author: 0 Stunning iPhone 12 video shows Apple’s flagship in all its glory

In an associated support guide , BMW highlighted several features of its Digital Key, such as the ability to tap-to-unlock a BMW and start the auto by placing a device in a compatible Qi wireless charging tray. As we get closer to September which is the usual time of the year for Apple to announce a new iPhone, you can expect to hear more rumours and predictions about the iPhone 12 .

Sci-tech WWDC 2020: Rosetta 2 on Apple Silicon Macs and Virtualization
Author: 0 WWDC 2020: Rosetta 2 on Apple Silicon Macs and Virtualization

Apple has formally announced its intention to transition the entire Mac lineup to its own in-house processors, as has been heavily rumoured for many years now. Guo Minghao also said that Apple Mac can have more hardware differentiation from Windows PC due to the use of Apple processors. During this year's remotely held version of the company's annual WWDC opening keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji announced that this effort has ...

Sci-tech AirPods 3 leak reveals release date window and design
Author: 0 AirPods 3 leak reveals release date window and design

Amidst the several speculations, a new rumor utters around the possible launch of the Airpods 3 . We expect the third-gen AirPods to borrow the shorter stem and sleeker appeal of the AirPods Pro while leaving out the rubber tip and noise cancellation features otherwise there will be no differentiating factor between the Pro and non-Pro models of the AirPods.

Sci-tech Twitter labels Donald Trump’s ‘racist baby’ video mocking CNN, as manipulated media
Author: 0 Twitter labels Donald Trump’s ‘racist baby’ video mocking CNN, as manipulated media

At this time of corona crisis when many countries are grappling with the issue unemployment, US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will soon announce new visa restrictions on the entry of foreign workers to the US. A spokesperson for CNN responded to Trump's tweet Thursday night, " CNN did cover this story - but exactly as it happened. Just as we reported your positions on race (and poll numbers)", the WarnerMedia-owned news network's communications group wrote on Twitter.

Sci-tech 'The Last Of Us Part II' Now Best-Selling UK Game Ever
Author: 0 'The Last Of Us Part II' Now Best-Selling UK Game Ever

The Last Of Us Part II is a game that the PlayStation community has been awaiting for four years, following up the cinematic masterpiece that was the original game (winner of over 200 Game Of The Year Awards). The first is the Taylor 314ce Guitar, a limited-edition 1:1 recreation of Ellie's guitar, which is given to her by Joel at the start of The Last of Us Part II .

Sci-tech Here's Our First Look at Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay
Author: 0 Here's Our First Look at Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay

Thankfully the team is now allowed to open up a bit, and in addition to the confirmation that HOTAS rigs would work with the game , we now know a few more tidbits: like the fact that Squadrons is locked to a first-person view. Squadrons , meanwhile, nearly directly recalls the golden age of Star Wars games. Games such as "Elite: Dangerous" and "Star Citizen" have been shown to again create enough interest in the genre.

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