Huawei Mate 20 Processor Will Be The Kirin 980

It has only been a few months since Huawei introduced its Kirin 970 processor which arrived with the P20 series. It appears that the company now has another new high-end chip up its sleeve for the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series. In a press release sent to the South African media, Huawei has confirmed that the Huawei Mate 20 processor will indeed be the Kirin 980.


Android 9 Pie Go Edition Release Confirmed For This Fall

Google introduced the Android Go initiative with Android 8.0 Oreo last year. It’s a watered down version of Oreo that’s aimed at devices with 1GB of RAM or less. With Google rolling out a major update for its platform earlier this month, it has now confirmed when Android 9 Pie Go edition will be released. Yes, it will release a Go version of Android 9 Pie as well.


Messaging Company Line Launches Cryptocurrency Fund

Line is a messaging service that’s particularly popular in Asia. The messaging app has more than 200 million users largely focused in markets like Thailand, Japan, and Taiwan. It has been making significant moves recently into the cryptocurrency space. The company launched its BitBox crypto exchange last month but it’s not available in the United States or Japan due to regulatory challenges. It has now announced the launch of a […]


Wear OS Apps Will Now Be Put Through Mandatory Review Process

In what appears to be a bid to improve the quality of apps available for Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), Google has announced that all Wear OS apps submitted by developers will now go through a mandatory review processor before they’re listed on the Google Play Store. Google does have an existing review process for Wear OS apps, it has been there since Android Wear 2.0, but it […]


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Project Fi Text Forwarding Feature Axed

If you rely on the Project Fi text forwarding feature often then you will not be happy to hear that Google has decided to axe it. For those who are unaware, Project Fi is Google’s virtual mobile network and the text forwarding feature will no longer be available to those who are subscribed to this network. It was mentioned previously that this feature would soon be removed.


Envision’s App Uses AI To Help The Visually Impaired ‘See’ The World

A lot of us take our sight for granted, something that we’re sure many who lose their sight later in life can attest to. However thanks to technology, the visually impaired no longer have to be “blind”. One such app that is helping people who are visually impaired is Envision. The app relies on AI to help read and analyze its surroundings, and tells the user what it sees.


Next-Gen Xbox Elite Controller Could Launch In October

Recently Microsoft announced a couple of new Xbox One controllers, but if those controllers weren’t really your style and you were after something more modular and customizable like the Xbox Elite Controller that was announced about 3 years ago, you’ll be pleased to learn that we could be close to its launch.


Moto P30 Officially Launched In China

The other thanks to a leaked render, a certain Moto P30 handset was revealed to be the company’s upcoming smartphone. It turns out the leaks were right on the money because over in China, the Moto P30 has been officially launched with a design that seems to be causing some mixed feelings.


Pokemon GO Gets New ‘Niantic Kids’ Login System

If you’re a parent and you’re a bit concerned about letting your kids play Pokemon GO over privacy concerns, you’ll be relieved to learn that there will be new tools introduced to help you deal with that. Dubbed Niantic Kids, this is a new logic system that Niantic and SuperAwesome developed.


Alexa & Cortana’s Integration Begins Rolling Out

The digital assistant scene at the moment is feeling very crowded. You have Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana, and Bixby, just to name a few of the more popular ones. This has led to the fragmentation of smart home devices which can only use one digital assistant, but not anymore.


WhatsApp Android Backup Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage

WhatsApp for Android backups its data onto Google Drive. If you’re the type that doesn’t keep a lot of media files in WhatsApp, or chooses not to backup media files, chances are your backup data is pretty small. However there are probably many who use the backup to store photos and videos and that can get pretty big.


Overwatch Players Can Look Forward To Real-Time In-Game AI Coaching

Unless you have the money to hire an actual “tutor” to teach you how to improve your skills in a game, chances are a lot of times it boils down to trial and error, doing plenty of research in the forums, watching videos, and endless hours of practice. While the mantra of practice makes perfect still holds true, perhaps AI could help speed up the learning process.


Valve Could Be Working To Get Windows Games Running On Linux

Valve’s Steam Machines and the Steam Controller seemed like a really interesting way that the company was going to shake up the gaming landscape. Unfortunately while the Steam Controller might be a hit with gamers, the Steam Machines haven’t really been met with the same levels of success.


Banks Are Secretly Monitoring Smartphone Habits To Detect Fraud

We all use our phones differently. For example some of us love injecting emojis into our text messages, some of us have certain words that we’ve shortened to make it easier to understand, some of us use our phones and favor our left/right hands, and so on. To that end, it appears that these are habits that banks are secretly monitoring to help detect fraud.


Luxury Retailer Already Taking Pre-Orders For Gold-Plated 2018 iPhones

No one knows when Apple’s 2018 iPhones are expected to be announced, although last we heard a launch in the second week of September is possible. There is also the question of when they will be made available, which at the moment is really anyone’s guess. However regardless of the dates, luxury retailer Goldgenie has already started taking pre-orders for the phones.


Razer Nommo Pro Speakers Now Available For Purchase

Earlier this year at CES 2018, Razer unveiled a new set of speakers in the form of the Razer Nommo Pro. If you liked what you saw and wouldn’t mind getting your hands on them, you might be interested to learn that according to an announcement by Razer, the Nommo Pro speakers are now available for purchase.


Children Could Reportedly Be At Risk Of Being Influenced By Robots

Peer pressure is something that we all have to put up with throughout our lives, but it seems that in the future when robots become more prevalent in our homes and society, it appears that there could be a risk of what researchers are calling “robot influence”, and one that parents need to be concerned about.


Researchers Develop An App That Will Save Smartphone Battery Life

We’ve seen how various companies have come up with different methods of saving battery life on smartphones. However this usually comes at the expense of performance and functionality. However it appears that over at the University of Waterloo, researchers have actually managed to create an app that will extend smartphone battery life without an impact on performance.


Chrome Canary Will Use Partial Page Loads To Speed Up Browsing Time

Thanks to how much faster our internet speeds are getting, websites load pretty fast, but of course it could always be improved upon which is what Google is going for in the latest Chrome Canary build. The company has introduced a new feature called “lazy loading” that will make pages load even faster.


New Villain Hinted At For ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home’s villain was previously revealed to be Mysterio, a member of the Sinister Six who is also reported to be played by Jake Gyllenhaal. However it seems that a new villain for the movie could have been teased in a set video uploaded by actor Tom Holland.