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Thu, 9 Apr 2020 10:36:00  

Vodafone redirects collective smartphone compute into COVID-19 research

Shifts focus of DreamLab app. Vodafone is hoping to redirect idle compute power from smartphones into COVID-19 research efforts by The Imperial College London.The telco’s Vodafone Foundation said today that it will “refocus” its DreamLab app “to speed up the discovery of anti-viral properties in existing medicines and anti-viral food molecules to help solve COVID-19”.DreamLab was ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:03:03  

OnePlus Confirms New Bullets Wireless Earphones, Will Host AMA With Carl Pei on April 10

While we try and hold onto some semblance of normalcy in these crazy times, it seems as though OnePlus' marketing team hasn't lost any steam and is chugging along full-speed ahead for the launch of the OnePlus 8 series on April 14. OnePlus has now officially conformed that a new version of the OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones will be launching soon, hopefully alongside the OnePlus 8 series. Not onlythat, the ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:49:23  

Oppo 40W AirVOOC Wireless Charger Gets Certificated Ahead of Oppo Ace 2 Launch

Oppo's 40W wireless charging pad has been certified by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), months after the Chinese tech company joined the consortium. The WPC is a group of companies that promotes the use of the Qi Wireless Charging standard. The development comes around the time when Oppo is set to launch its upcoming smartphone, Oppo Ace 2. While it is not confirmed whether the smartphone will support wireless ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:20:33  

How to Send Message to Unsaved Number Without Adding Contact

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world and while it's really easy to use, there's one annoyance that has frustrated us for a very long time. How to send message without number in WhatsApp, or how to send WhatsApp message without adding contact. As basic as it sounds, there's no official workaround to send WhatsApp messages to unsaved numbers.This is an important feature because lots ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:51:07  

Unannounced Dell Laptops Spotted on Company Website, Expected to Be New XPS 15 and XPS 17 Models

Dell's refreshed XPS 15 and rumoured XPS 17 laptops have been in the news for some time, and now it is speculated that the company may have accidentally published an image showing the new XPS laptops. According to a Reddit user, four mysterious laptops were spotted on Dell's Precision Laptops page (now taken down) where two did not appear to resemble the older generation Precision laptops. It is believed that ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:43:37  

New Smartphone With 192-Megapixel Camera Tipped to Launch Next Month

A new rumour indicates that a new smartphone is set to launch next month and it will be equipped with a 192-megapixel camera. The highest-resolution sensor seen in a smartphone right now is the 108-megapixel sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 10 series launched in February this year came with a 108-megapixel main camera, and a new smartphone is now reportedly arriving next month, to trump these Mi 10 and Mi 10 Procamera specifications. ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:27:22  

Sony Reveals New DualSense Controller With Fresh Design, Improved Features

Sony has unveiled its new controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console. The company is calling it DualSense', which is a departure from the DualShock' naming convention previously used for the controllers. In a blog post, the company has revealed that the DualSense controller has started shipping to developers so that they can implement its features into their games. As to when the PlayStation 5 will debut, there is no official release date, but the blog does indicate that it will belaunched around ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:48:39  

Google Makes Support for ‘Seamless Updates’ Mandatory on Android 11 Devices

Google seems to have made it mandatory for smartphone vendors to support "seamless updates" on all devices running Android 11 out-of-the-box. The new change would help users as the updates - including security patches and new software versions - will get installed in the background, seamlessly upon enabling the fresh support. Although the Android maker hasn't yet announced any details, it is found to have tweaked its Vendor Test Suite (VTS) to check for devices running Android 11 and later include support ...

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Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:09:00  

Bruised BoQ perseveres with $440m digital core overhaul

Chalks up big software write-offs. Old-school Big Four challenger Bank of Queensland (BoQ) has reassured skittish investors and customers that its root-and-branch $440 million core technology overhaul is still on track and will continue despite the global pandemic.Fronting analysts on a half-year results call that lasted close to two hours, BoQ’s chief executive George Frazis said that while dividends might be getting pruned, the long awaited overhaul to digitise BoQ was continuingdespite the ...

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Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:03:00  

Data61, Linux Foundation launch seL4 open source foundation

To accelerate seL4 microkernel developments. The Linux Foundation is set to host a new global not-for-profit foundation established by the CSIRO’s Data61 to promote and fund the development of its security-focused microkernel, seL4.The secure embedded L4 (seL4) microkernel was developed by Data61 to provide a reliable, secure, fast and verified base for building trustworthy operating systems that handle sensitive information. It has been deployed in defence and aerospace settings.seL4 enforces ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:53:29  

E3 2020 Wont Get an Online Replacement Event in June

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2020, one of the biggest events for the gaming industry, was officially cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. The organising body, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), initially explored the idea of holding an online event instead. Now, according to a new report, ESA has decided against hosting an online event, effectively ending any possibility of a combined grand event. In its statement, the ESA did reiterate that the E3 2021 will be a "reimagined" event as ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:17:23  

Mysterious LG Phone With 8GB RAM, Qualcomm Lito Processor Spotted on Geekbench

LG is rumoured to abandon the G' series of premium smartphones and unveil its replacement series on May 15. The South Korean tech company is yet to confirm this development, however, in the meantime a mysterious LG smartphone with 8GB RAM and octa-core Qualcomm 'lito' processor has been spotted in a Geekbench listing. Not much is unknown about the 'lito' processor, however, reports last month indicated that Qualcomm is developing four new processors. It is rumoured that the Qualcomm processor codenamed 'lito' ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:45:29 PDT  

Teen iPhone Ownership Hits an All-Time High in Long-Running Survey

The iPhone continues to be the most popular smartphone among U.S. teens, a title that it has held for many years, according to new data gathered by investment firm Piper Sandler for its most recent semiannual teen survey in the United States. 85 percent of teens surveyed own an ‌iPhone‌, and 88 percent expect an ‌iPhone‌ to be their next phone, both of which are new all-time survey highs, but it's worth keeping in mind that most of these respondents are from higher-income families. ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:41:42  

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charging Tech Announced Ahead of OnePlus 8 Pro Debut

OnePlus has announced Warp Charge 30 Wireless as its proprietary wireless charging technology ahead of the OnePlus 8 series launch. The new technology is touted to charge a compatible device from one percent to 50 percent in half an hour. It is also claimed to deliver up to 30W of peak output - higher than what you'll get on an iPhone or a Samsung flagship. If we look at the rumour mill, the OnePlus 8 Pro would debut with Warp Charge 30 Wireless charging support.In a forum post, OnePlus has detailed its ...

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:23:15 PDT  

Apple Sending Replacement AirPods With Unreleased Firmware, Rendering Them Unusable

Customers who require a replacement AirPod from Apple have in some cases been receiving an AirPod running 2D3 firmware, which is not a version of the AirPods firmware that's been publicly released. As described on the MacRumors forum and Reddit (via iMore), customers who get an AirPod with the 2D3 firmware are unable to pair it with the existing unreplaced AirPod, leaving the ‌AirPods‌ unable to be used together.Apple has apparently been shipping these ‌AirPods‌ running the ...

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Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:05:00  

WA agencies still vulnerable to cyber security weaknesses

Auditor identifies persistent infosec, business continuity risks. WA government agencies have been urged to bolster their information security and business continuity practices once again after more than 40 percent of agencies failed to meet minimum benchmarks. In the state’s twelfth annual information systems audit, auditor-general Caroline Spencer said the two cyber security controls remained areas of concern for agencies, despite minor improvements over the last 12 months. “Information security ...

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Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:47:00  

Robots replace Japanese students at graduation amid coronavirus

Remote ceremonies let students control avatar robots while logged on at home. Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home.The robots, dubbed "Newme" by developer ANA Holdings, were dressed in graduation caps and gowns for the ceremony at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo.The robots' "faces" were tablets that displayed the faces ...

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