Day: September 10, 2018

First benchmarks of Snapdragon 1000 (8180) show up on Geekbench

The first benchmarks of Qualcomm’s rumoured Snapdragon 1000 desktop-class processor has been spotted on Geekbench. Designated the Snapdragon 8180, the 8 core processor was spotted in a so-called MTP (Mobile Test Platform) configuration, though with 15 watts of potential thermal dissipation the processor is certainly not destined for any smartphone. Winfuture.de, who

Samsung may let you disable the Bixby button on the Galaxy Note 9 after all

Samsung’s homegrown digital assistant Bixby is generally seen as an unwelcome guest on the company’s desirable smartphones. With the release of Samsung’s 2017 generation of smartphones, after much protest, the company allowed users to disable the dedicated Bixby button which would too often summon the assistant accidentally. On the new Samsung

Sony Japan ends repair services for PlayStation 2 after 18 years

Sony’s Japan division has ceased repairs on the PlayStation 2 console, as reported byKotaku. Back in late June, the company put out a notice to local PS2 owners with a deadline for requesting one final repair. Customers had until August 31st to fill out an application for after-sales service, and they’ve

Raheem Sterling: England forward to miss Spain & Switzerland games

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has withdrawn from the England squad to face Spain and Switzerland. The 23-year-old has a back problem, the Football Association said. Sterling was the only absentee when the squad reported to St George’s Park on Monday. No replacement is planned for Sterling, leaving manager Gareth

Pixel 3 XL found in a Lyft, had already leaked enough for driver to recognize it

It’s been the subject of creepshots on public transit. It’s reportedly been stolen and sold for thousands on the black market a full two months before its official announcement. And in the latest leak of Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 XL, well, someone accidentally left the thing in their Lyft. It happens

Outlook for iOS updated with customizable swipe actions for Insiders

Microsoft recently released the preview of the September 2018 feature update for Office Insiders on iOS. This Version 2.17 (180828) comes with a new feature for Outlook mobile app. This update allows you to customize swipe actions on emails in your inbox which will help you in managing your inbox more

Nuneaton v York City: International calls postpone National League North game

Sixth-tier non-league side Nuneaton Borough have had to call off their home game with York on Saturday because of Caribbean international call-ups. Theo Wharton and Harrison Panayiotou are in St Kitts & Nevis’ squad for the Concacaf Nations League qualifier with Puerto Rico on Saturday, 9 September. Kairo Mitchell is

Samsung says new features could come to mid-range phones before flagships

Flashy new features almost always arrive on the most expensive smartphones first, but Samsung may start taking a different approach. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, tells CNBC that the company is now focused on differentiating mid-range phones ahead of flagship phones, as sales lag on higher-end models. “In the past, I

Netflix and Amazon will have to make more European content by law

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will likely soon have to ensure at least 30 percent of their libraries are dedicated to local content in the European Union. A preliminary agreement on the rules is already in place, and Roberto Viola, who oversees the European Commission department in charge of networks, content and

NASA explores product endorsements and rocket naming rights

NASA’s new leader is gung-ho on privatizing spaceflight, and that could lead to some new approaches to branding… like it or not. Administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled a NASA Advisory Council committee that will explore the feasibility of commercializing the agency’s operations in low Earth orbit to lower its costs while its eyes

Microsoft announces Microsoft Translator integration in Swiftkey

Microsoft today updated their Swiftkey beta app for android with a major new feature. Microsoft Translator is now integrated into SwiftKey app allowing you to use translations features easily in the context of what you’re already doing. There is no need to copy/paste between apps and Translator app. Apart from

Sound-based liquid printing could lead to new designer drugs

Liquid printing is virtually ubiquitous thanks to inkjets, but the materials can only be so sluggish before it stops working. What if you wanted to print a biological material, or even liquid metal? That might happen soon. Harvard researchers have developed a technique that uses acoustic levitation to print droplets of materials that

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 photo confirms 5G support

Last week Xiaomi showed off a render of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 flagship that revealed its notch-dodging slider mechanism, and now product management director Donovan Sung has followed up with a photo confirming another feature: 5G support. The phone is set to be launched in October, far earlier than any 5G networks are