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Alphabet brings balloon internet to Kenya

Alphabet brings balloon internet to Kenya The company, now simply called Loon , was the work of X, an innovation lab originally nestled under Google but now a subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet . Further, I expect we'll see more of these third world countries jump on this type of service since the infrastructure required is pretty slim. The Loon service will aim to provide extended 4G/LTE coverage to rural and suburba... [Full Article...]

Fortnite birthday celebration kicks off next week with free cosmetics, more

Fortnite birthday celebration kicks off next week with free cosmetics, more While Fortnite's battle royale mode pits 100 players against each other in any given server, playground mode made matches for groups of one to four players at a time. Since Fortnite has skyrocketed the battle royale genre to worldwide popularity, several other video game series have sought to emulate their success, and they're right to do so. [Full Article...]

Mobile beefs up its unlimited data plans with 70 more countries covered

Mobile beefs up its unlimited data plans with 70 more countries covered This press release features multimedia. According to OpenSignal, both Verizon and T-Mobile provided an LTE connection to 93.7% of users during the test. When you fork over the cash, the Un-carrier will give you access to 512MB of up to 4G LTE data and unlimited calls for 24 hours. All of this T-Mobile travel goodness starts July 22, when the new countries are added to Simple Global . [Full Article...]

Internet Submerging Under Rising Sea Levels

The study , conducted with Barford's former student Ramakrishnan Durairajan , now of the University of OR, and Carol Barford, who directs UW-Madison's Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, is the first assessment of risk of climate change to the internet. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 boasts a giant 6.9-inch display

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 boasts a giant 6.9-inch display The Mi Max 3 boasts a pair of cameras on the back, one of which is a 12MP shooter and the other a 5MP camera. Bundled with the device is a 9V 2A fast charging brick. It will be available to those in China and will start at ¥1699 or around $250 Dollars. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3's size is nearly like just a side effect of its primary feature, that 5,500 mAh battery. [Full Article...]

13-inch MacBook Pro Features Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports

13-inch MacBook Pro Features Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports Now, MacRumors has obtained an internal document in which Apple has confirmed that the third-generation keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro models is indeed equipped with a membrane to "prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism". Apple publicly stated that the new 2018 keyboards were redesigned for quieter typing, but it would seem that this is probably just a side effect of the membra... [Full Article...]

Nokia X5 offers dual cameras and a notch for less

Nokia X5 offers dual cameras and a notch for less To start with, customers buying the latest smartphone from a retail store by scanning Paytm Mall QR code will get 10 per cent cashback on recharge and bill payments on Paytm . On a recharge of Rs 595, customers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for 6 months. In terms of camera , budget Nokia handset features a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera . [Full Article...]

Google’s mega-helpful job search tool finally arrives in the United Kingdom

Google’s mega-helpful job search tool finally arrives in the United Kingdom The Google For Jobs service already exists in the US, Spain and parts of Africa, where the firm claims to have already connected millions of people to new job opportunities. Before one zero in on their new dream workplace, one often has to go through a lot of places. If you don't want to apply straight away, you can save the listing for later. [Full Article...]

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Announced, Features Multi-Drop Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Announced, Features Multi-Drop Protection Earlier versions of Gorilla Glass have been used on all previous iPhone models since Steve Jobs chose the company to provide screen covers in 2006. To that end, Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 can withstand 15 consecutive drops from a distance of 1-meter onto a rough surface without failing. [Full Article...]

Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom

Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom After all, it was just last month at E3 2018 that Phil Spencer revealed that the Xbox team is hard at work making the next generation of Xbox-branded consoles . In addition, the Xbox FanFest is returning to Gamescom this year. We'll find out when Microsoft holds its event on August 21 at 7:30am PT. After all, gamers love surprise announcements, and there are a ton of games Xbox could potentia... [Full Article...]

Google Now Cards Make Comback via Assistant

Google Now Cards Make Comback via Assistant All Android users capable of using Google Now , that is to say. Google has unveiled a more proactive Assistant while also throwing in a new visual snapshot of what you should expect in your day ahead. You can get notifications for upcoming bills, packages, even an alert that your flight has been delayed-your Google Assistant will keep track so you don't have to. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Content Update 5.0 adds Submachine Gun, removes Tactical SMG

Fortnite Content Update 5.0 adds Submachine Gun, removes Tactical SMG An All Terrain Kart (ATK) has been introduced as a new mode of transport for Fortnite Battle Royale . Epic Games announced on the official Fortnite Twitter account that the v5.0 content update for its popular battle royale title will be released on July 17th at 8 AM EST/ 7 AM CST/ 6 AM PST/ 1200 GMT. [Full Article...]

Roku's new $199 wireless speakers are made especially for Roku-powered TVs

Roku's new $199 wireless speakers are made especially for Roku-powered TVs Once paired, they can stream any audio from the connected TV. They're also not very expensive, and are on sale from the get-go: If you order today, you'll pay just $150, about $50 off from the normal price. The speaker set pairs wirelessly with Roku TVs via Roku Connect , and, thanks to built-in software that works with Roku OS, the speakers will sync up with whatever you're watching on the sma... [Full Article...]

World of Warcraft has ditched the upfront fee for new players

World of Warcraft has ditched the upfront fee for new players From now on, all the expansions come "free" with a monthly subscription. Instead, all of the previously released Warcraft content is now available for the £9.99 monthly subscription fee. So for you $15 each month, you get the base game content as well as The Burning Crusade , Wrath of the Lich King , Cataclysm , Mists of Pandaria , Warlords of Draenor , and Legion . [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge for Android update to add web page translation

Microsoft Edge for Android update to add web page translation A developer by the name Dominic Maas has successfully managed to create an extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that enables browsing history to sync with Windows Timeline. Users can even push the current tab they have open in the browser to other devices signed into the same account. These include support for seeing your mobile activity in your PCS timeline and securely accessing intra... [Full Article...]

Amazon's Prime Day still broke records, despite glitches

Amazon's Prime Day still broke records, despite glitches Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 and by 2017 it was its second biggest shopping day, topped only by Cyber Monday. The issues weren't limited to shopping. "Unless this is way beyond their wildest expectations, it's just odd". While the site seemed to be up and running again within an hour or so for most people, social media exploded with disappointment at opening Amazon's website and find... [Full Article...]

Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal

Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal All one has to do is hold their phone up in the air for the driver to see. Finally, Uber is now guaranteeing that all pre-scheduled pickups will be on time. The reason: an anti-Trump "resistance" driver wanted to deliver a message. The driver then abruptly pulled over about 10 minutes from their destination and told them to exit the vehicle, claiming he had the "right to deny [them] service"... [Full Article...]

No Man's Sky multiplayer update gets a trailer, new content detailed

No Man's Sky multiplayer update gets a trailer, new content detailed Many of these elements - particularly character customisation and a third-person viewpoint option - have been requested since the game's release. The Next update introduces online multiplayer to the game. On top of that, the game's is now playable in the third-person perspective. Space has also been beautified with planetary rings. They have also touched up the graphics in general, with ... [Full Article...]

EU set to fine Google billions over Android

EU set to fine Google billions over Android The EU's decision would bring the running total of Google fines to 6.7 billion after last year's penalty over shopping-search services. On Wednesday afternoon, Europe time, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced the new fine: €4.34 billion which converts to $5 billion. [Full Article...]

Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked

Some pretty convincing photos of Samsung's big upcoming smartphone have leaked We do hope that Samsung takes care of the quality of the Note 9 and make sure that the final units are better than the prototypes. The latest developments come weeks ahead of the formal launch of the Galaxy Note 9 that is set for August 9 . [Full Article...]


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