While we’ve all probably heard of Dolby and seen its logo in numerous places, the company interestingly doesn’t make any consumer hardware products of its own. Instead, Dolby technologies are used on various products such as televisions, smartphones, and speakers. Of particular interest are Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the company’s technology standards for HDR
Twitter said on Wednesday it will test new features early this year that would allow users to control who can reply to their tweets, as it looks to limit abuse and harassment on the platform. Social media firms are under pressure to address harassment on their sites, which often occurs in unsolicited replies targeting women and
Facebook is banning deepfakes and Photoshopped photos from its platform. However, this won’t apply across the board, with only manipulated media designed to deceive being removed. Which means parody, satire, and media edited for legitimate reasons is safe. For the uninitiated, deepfakes are videos which use artificial intelligence to put words in people’s mouths. Literally.
Oppo has released the ColorOS 6 update for the Oppo K1 and Oppo R15 Pro. The Oppo K1 and the Oppo R15 Pro have so far been stuck on Android Oreo, but the new ColorOS 6 update finally upgrades their software to Android Pie. The update brings a tonne of visual and functional tweaks, ranging
Honor announced earlier this month that the Honor 9X phone will be launched in India on January 14. Well, it appears that the Honor 9X is not the only device that will make its debut in India next week. The Huawei subsidiary has revealed that the new Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch and the Honor
PUBG Mobile has started receiving the v0.16.5 content update. The fresh update brings some notable new content, such as the arrival of Domination mode, a new map called Town, and the Season 11 Royale Pass that is called Operation Tomorrow. A new vehicle has been added as well, and the Groza’s damage output has been
Cat has added a new rugged phone to its portfolio – the Cat S32. Launched at CES 2020, the Cat S32 offers modest internal hardware, but runs on Android 10. However, specifications are not what Cat phones are known for, as they are primarily famed for their solid build quality, and the Cat S32 doesn’t
Samsung has launched the Portable SSD T7 Touch at CES 2020. The successor to Samsung’s T5 portable SSD, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch is claimed to be at least twice as fast as its predecessor. But the major draw of the Portable SSD T7 Touch is enhanced security, as the new storage device comes
Watchmaker Skagen has launched a successor to its Skagen Falster 2 wearable called the Skagen Falster 3. Just like the previous smartwatch, this too runs Wear OS by Google. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil which also makes Wear OS smartwatches. The Skagen Faster gets the newer, more powerful Snapdragon 3100 SoC and has a
Razer made a splash at CES 2020 by showcasing the fancy Razer Eracing Simulator concept that comes with a hydraulic racing platform, full manual controls, and a steering wheel with paddle shift to offer an immersive racing experience. But aside from it, the company also launched the Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controller that is
Realme 5i will be launched in India today. Realme, the Oppo spin-off brand, first started teasing the smartphone late last month. Since then, the Realme 5i debuted in Vietnam earlier this week, and thus we know everything about the smartphone in terms of design and specifications. We even have a rough idea of the Realme
Diesel, a sub-brand of the Fossil Group, has launched a new Wear OS smartwatch at CES 2020, dubbed the Diesel On Fadelite. The new Diesel-branded smartwatch doesn’t bring any fancy new features or powerful internal hardware. But one area where it stands out is the build quality and design. The Diesel On Fadelite has a
Nintendo Switch has had a pen-like accessory which was earlier available via bundled offers only. But now, Nintendo is selling an official stylus for the Switch. The stylus will go on sale early next month but availability is currently limited to the UK with no official word on whether it will arrive in other markets.
India plans to amend proposed rules for policing digital content so the toughest measures apply only to big social media firms, two government sources told Reuters, in a move that could give relief to other tech players fearful of the new regulations. The original proposal would have forced all tech players, in addition to Facebook, Twitter,
Lenovo has unveiled a range of computing devices at CES 2020. But one of the interesting offerings is the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook that looks similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro convertibles. The new Chromebook model is touted to be amongst the lightest and thinnest Chromebooks with a long battery life of up to 10 hours.
Apple’s iPhone XR — released in 2018 — has been encountering problems in the UK along with the O2 network and the iPhone maker has publicly acknowledged the problem, the media reported. Apple and O2 have confirmed that one of the most popular iPhones is not working as it should on O2’s network. The iPhone
As the major press events kick off at CES 2020, Nikon was among the big companies to make a few new announcements. The popular camera manufacturer announced follow-up models to two of its very popular cameras — the D750 DSLR and the Coolpix P900 superzoom cameras. The first is the Nikon D780, which is said
LG at CES 2020 launched 13 new OLED TV models, as well as new 8K and 4K NanoCell LCD TVs. Unfortunately for now, exact model names and specifications remain a mystery, but more details should emerge when the company launches the TVs in individual markets. The South Korean electronics giant also revealed that its rollable
TikTok has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Take for example the ban imposed by US Army, preventing soldiers from using the viral app on government-issued phones citing security concerns. Now, Check Point research has reported multiple vulnerabilities in the TikTok app that could allow hackers to gain control of a
Facebook has revamped its Privacy Checkup tool. It has been expanded to include more options, but also simplified to make it easier to use. The overall effect is a genuinely useful tool that all Facebook users should check periodically. Facebook’s Privacy Settings Nightmare Facebook first launched its Privacy Checkup tool in 2014. At the time
Samsung Electronics sold around 4 lakh Galaxy Fold smartphones last year, the company’s mobile business chief said and denied earlier media reports that it sold one million foldable handsets. “We’ve sold 400,000-500,000 Galaxy Fold smartphones,” Koh Dong-jin, President and CEO of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communication division, said at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020.
Samsung Electronics’ operating profits fell by more than a third in the fourth quarter, the world’s biggest manufacturer of smartphones and memory chips estimated Wednesday. Samsung was hit by a series of difficulties in 2019, with chip stockpiles bloating and prices falling, in contrast to the booming market of previous years. The premium smartphone market
PUBG Mobile Season 10 is about to end in the next few days, and with it starts the next season. PUBG has officially revealed that PUBG Mobile Season 11 kicks off on January 10. Season 11 will be titled Operation Tomorrow, and is teased to bring some futuristic-themed content in the game. But ahead of Season 11’s start,
TCL, popular Chinese company for home appliances, on Wednesday expanded its range of smart TVs in India by launching new artificial intelligence (AI) powered C8 series based on Google’s Android TV. The company also brought its AI-backed air conditioners (ACs) dubbed AI Ultra-Inverter Air Conditioners under its Elite series and released TCL Home app for
Western Digital surprised the world at last year’s CES when it showcased the SanDisk 4TB USB-C Prototype thumb drive. At CES 2020, the company has again pulled off an impressive feat by unveiling an 8TB portable SSD prototype, which is claimed to be the world’s highest-capacity, pocket-sized portable SSD. It was unveiled under the company’s
The internet is full of confusing slang. One term you might have come across is HMU. It’s used all over the place: on social media, chats and texts, and even dating apps. But what does HMU mean? In this article we detail what HMU means and give you examples of how, where, and when to
Flying taxis and a robot that can fetch toilet paper when you’re stranded on the loo were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas. The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and startups alike to unveil their products and services for the coming year,
At CES 2020, Dell has introduced a range of devices and software for gamers. The company announced the new redesigned Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition) laptop that comes with a dedicated “Game Shift” macro key that allows one key quick launch of game-ready settings. It also introduced the new Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF)
Apple has long been rumoured to launch an iPhone SE successor – tentatively called the iPhone SE 2 – that was supposed to jazz things up with more powerful internals while retaining its palm-friendly form factor. Fast forward to January 2020, and the first leak-based renders and 360-degree video of the iPhone SE 2 have
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold has been launched for the next-generation market of personal computers. Touted as the world’s first foldable PC, the new Lenovo machine is designed to deliver a laptop efficiency with smartphone portability. The ThinkPad X1 Fold sports a folding OLED display that gets folded from the middle to provide a traditional notebook-like