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The challenge with front-facing cameras is the relatively short distance - often arm's length - from sensor to subject. DxOMark , with the help of its newly-launched DxOMark Selfie tool , has started testing the selfie cameras of smartphones, with the test results out for the first 12 smartphones in all the price segments.
  • Google Maps now showing posted speed limits for users across the US

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    Earlier in the week, some Google Maps users began seeing speed trap warnings pop up in the app to alert them of areas where speed cameras were being used to watch drivers going faster than they should. High population areas are more likely to get the feature as it would gather more reliable data on speed limits. It's unclear when Google will officially roll out these new Google Maps features but it appears they are testing it in major cities ahead of their next move.
  • Download PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 APK for Android Devices, Patch Notes Released

    Download PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 APK for Android Devices, Patch Notes Released

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    You can see the video below for more details about today's new update. This indicates that Tencent Games could be bringing in the zombie mode in one of the later builds as speculated possibly the next 0.11.0 update. Laser Sight has been added. Premium outfits and taunting emotes are available as rewards. Classic Voice Commands Are Back - Thanks to popular demand, players now have the option of selecting "Classic" voice command options in the settings menu.
  • The LG G8 launch event is February 24 at MWC 2019

    The LG G8 launch event is February 24 at MWC 2019

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    The Korean electronics giant is all set to launch the LG G8 at the Mobile World Congress ( MWC) 2019 , which is scheduled to take place in Barcelona next month. It's not clear how the second screen will interact with the G8, how it will connect to the phone itself, or if it will have its own power source. Reported codenames for the LG G8 are 'Alpha " and "Seal.' However, it's possible one of these nicknames refers to the dual display LG handset, and the other is for the standard G8.
  • Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,990, M20 for Rs 10,990

    Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 for Rs 7,990, M20 for Rs 10,990

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    This falls in line with past reports that the Galaxy M10 will fall under Rs 10,000. Both smartphones will be available exclusively via Amazon India . This is also rumoured to be the first Samsung phone to house a large 5,000mAh battery. The pricing leak suggests that the Galaxy M10 and M20 will be rivaling with some of the popular entry-level and mid-range phones such as Redmi 6, Realme 2, Redmi Note 6 Pro and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1.
  • Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 Mobile in December 2019

    Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 Mobile in December 2019

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    It'll provide a bit of extra time for backups and such after that date, but Windows Mobile is basically dead. The update is intended for Windows 10 October 2018 update and suggests Microsoft is being much more cautious about testing updates and making sure they are ideal before they are released to the general public.
  • Zimbabwe imposes internet shutdown

    Zimbabwe imposes internet shutdown

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    This is of the gravest concern given both Mnangagwa and General Chiwenga's propensity towards wanton violence and readiness to commit genocide level crimes against humanity. The EU on Thursday joined the United States and Britain in criticising the authorities' response to the latest protests. "The shutdown of access to the internet should also be reversed".
  • XDA Exclusive: Android Q may have systemwide dark mode toggle

    XDA Exclusive: Android Q may have systemwide dark mode toggle

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    It will also check if the permissions being asked for by an app do actually have a function in the app's core functionality or not. Before that, there was Android Oreo , or Android O. A huge (and much needed) app permissions revamp is in store with Android Q. Users have much more control over app permissions, and Google even takes direct cues from iOS.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked

    Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked

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    The phone will be available for pre-order from that date and will be released on March 8. They may also feature the Infinity-O display that the company showcased late previous year. According to the case maker Armadillotek, the Samsung Galaxy S10's in-display fingerprint sensor doesn't work with a screen protector. It's a grainy photo but it gives us some clues as to what to expect at the phone's launch next month, should it be the real deal.
  • Google is raising some G Suite prices by 20-percent

    Google is raising some G Suite prices by 20-percent

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    Google has revealed that this is the first price hike for G Suite in a span of around ten years. G Suite Basic Edition will increase from $5 to $6 United States dollars per user/month, while the Business edition will increase from $10 to $12 per user/month.
  • Largest collection ever of breached data found

    Largest collection ever of breached data found

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    The Have I Been Pwned ? A security researcher has blown the lid off the largest data breach in history as over 770 million emails and 21 million unique passwords have been exposed, eclipsing the Equifax and Yahoo hacks by a significant margin.
  • Fossil to sell smartwatch IP to Google for $40 million

    Fossil to sell smartwatch IP to Google for $40 million

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    According to McKelvey, this new product line will be based on tech Fossil developed from what it acquired when it bought Misfit in 2015 for a reported $260 million. For now, it's a little too early to tell. Some members of Fossil's R&D team associated with the IP being transferred, will join Google. The deal is expected to close in January, Fossil said.
  • Things We're Excited About in the Next PUBG Xbox Update

    Things We're Excited About in the Next PUBG Xbox Update

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    Resident Evil 2 is scheduled to be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 25 January, so we can expect the upcoming update to also bring some Resident Evil weapon skins and clothes. The new map focuses on tracking and discoverability, with the buildings having a bit of a European theme to them. In addition to the Vikendi snow map, the update is also expected to bring the Zombie Mode and the MK47 Mutant assault rifle.
  • #10YearChallenge May Have Been Set Up To Collect Your Data

    #10YearChallenge May Have Been Set Up To Collect Your Data

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    Ryssdal: Let us pause for a moment here though to check in with Facebook. Although the meme that's proliferated on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is a great way to show how much you've changed over the years, and users are freely sharing the images, one technologist and follower of the meme pondered whether the entire challenge was actually something more sinister and sparked a discussion about the technology in the process.
  • Motorola Razr is making a comeback as a foldable smartphone

    Motorola Razr is making a comeback as a foldable smartphone

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    Our favourite flip phone the Motorola Razr is making a comeback. Over the next four years, the Razr sold more than 130 million units. Lenovo is developing a new Razr handset, which could be announced as soon as February, according to The Wall Street Journal .
  • Apple 'demanded $1bn' for Qualcomm to get iPhone deal

    Apple 'demanded $1bn' for Qualcomm to get iPhone deal

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    Apple is closely watching the FTC case, as it has its own pending lawsuit making similar claims against Qualcomm. Qualcomm's licensing revenue peaked in 2015 at $7.9-billion. In the latest episode of the Apple v Qualcomm battle, the Cupertino-based company's COO, Jeff Williams, said the chipmaker refused to supply modems for the new iPhones - a move that could drastically affect the network performance of the upcoming range of Apple's handsets.
  • Oppo celebrates 10 years in the mobile phone business

    Oppo celebrates 10 years in the mobile phone business

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    Chinese tech site Mydrivers (via GSM Arena ) notes that Oppo is sending out media invites for an event scheduled for January 16. Now the company has announced a January 16 event that hints at a smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom. That fancy prism was able to bend the light 90-degrees allowing the lens for the zoom function to be horizontal across the device to overcome the packing constraints of thin smartphone designs.
  • Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League

    Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League

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    To enable the feature, you'll need to head into the Options menu of Rocket League and make sure the "Cross-Platform Play " box is checked under the Gameplay tab . While you can now play against people regardless of platform, you still can't party up with them in game. "It's because of YOU, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place".
  • Gymnast earns perfect 10 for routine, social media flips out

    Gymnast earns perfect 10 for routine, social media flips out

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    She's had some ups and downs throughout her career but she's been at the top of her game for the past several months. According to the LA Times , Ohashi helped UCLA win an NCAA title a year ago after being involved in a auto accident. Ohashi's musical choice for the routine featured songs from Tina Turner and Earth Wind and Fire, as well as the Jackson 5 and Michael and Janet Jackson, of course.
  • In exactly one year Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7

    In exactly one year Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7

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    Windows 10 only just topped Windows 7 on that front; it now has a 39 percent share. After that date, Microsoft will provide security updates at a cost for three more years, with prices increasing each year. Of course, if you want to get not just new features but also security updates, you'll have to upgrade to Windows 10. Without a doubt, the next step for everyone is to upgrade computers to a supported Windows version.
  • Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

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    Ford promised a whole family of 2020 Explorer versions, spanning fuel-efficiency through to performance, and sure enough here come the 2020 Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid to seal that deal. The Class III Trailer Tow Package with the Cargo Management System is also fitted as standard. Ford says the hybrid is a "no-compromise" model that delivers a potent 318 hp from its 3.3-liter V6 and electric motor combination.
  • Samsung reveals Galaxy F launch date in Paris billboards

    Samsung reveals Galaxy F launch date in Paris billboards

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    Here's what to expect from the event, from the Galaxy S10 to perhaps even a foldable smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S10 will be pitted against Apple iPhone XS and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. In a blog post published Monday outlining the company's new One UI design, Samsung may have accidentally displayed the interface on the upcoming Galaxy S10 before its official release; yesterday, the images were swapped for those of a more generic-looking device.
  • Samsung to launch Galaxy M series in India on January 28

    Samsung to launch Galaxy M series in India on January 28

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    In December, the government had introduced new regulations - effective February 1 - that would bar online marketplaces with foreign investments from selling products of the companies where they hold stakes, and ban exclusive marketing arrangements.
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Trailer Tease More Of The Game

    Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Trailer Tease More Of The Game

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    It is a free demo that can be downloaded through the Microsoft Store. After the time's up, you will see a new and exclusive cinematic trailer which can be replayed as many times as you like. Yes, you will have 30minutes to complete a mission and don't forget there's a perma-death, means, you can die repeatedly but you still only have 30 minutes to escape the Raccoon City Police Station through puzzles and enemies.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 Post-Launch Plans Include Epilogue and 'Secret Movie'

    Kingdom Hearts 3 Post-Launch Plans Include Epilogue and 'Secret Movie'

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    Square Enix has revealed the plans for the first three patches for Kingdom Hearts III . All we know is that players must have beat the game , seen the ending, and then fulfill some other hidden criteria during the game. The Japanese release schedule is slightly ahead of the USA one. However, that is the Kingdom Hearts 3 Epilogue and not the actual ending of the game .
  • Samsung unveils giant 219-inch TV named ‘The Wall’

    Samsung unveils giant 219-inch TV named ‘The Wall’

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    There's been a big push towards not just high quality resolution panels, but those that can faithfully recreate TV shows and films as their creators intended - just look at Sony, which has thrown in a Netflix Calibrated Mode on all its Master Series TVs.
  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept Headed To Detroit Auto Show

    Lexus LC Convertible Concept Headed To Detroit Auto Show

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    Lexus' seductive LC concept-turned-production-coupe showed us the Japanese automaker knew styling, and now the Lexus LC Convertible Concept is doubling down on that. The interior has been outfitted with white leather trim, while yellow accent stitching adds a bit of color to the otherwise monochrome theme. Mori-san stops one step short of confirming it's on the way, declaring, "A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways".