• The impending decision from the EU watchdog has come to pass: Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion ($5.1 billion) for abusing the Android operating system’s dominance in the smartphone market, the largest fine imposed on a company in EU history. Google was previously penalized by the European Commission just last year, when the search giant was slapped with a $2.7 billion fine for lowering the ranking of competitor shopping comparison tools to promote its own. A third antitrust case again
    Google faces record $5 billion fine in EU, ordered to remove Chrome from Android

  • Next year, Samsung hopes you’ll spend thousands of dollars on its new, cutting-edge foldable phone. Samsung’s Galaxy X smartphone, codenamed “Winner”, is a fully bendable and foldable device that, when flat, will be the size of a small tablet, the Wall Street Journal reports. A foldable smartphone revolution? Right now, only one foldable smartphone is on the market: the ZTE Axon M , which has a hinge, but not a bendable display. The latest rumors suggest Huawei will showcase its still-unnamed fl
    Samsung's foldable Galaxy X smartphone could launch in early 2019

  • The Apple HomeKit smart home ecosystem can incorporate a wide selection of smart devices, from light switches to outlets, climate control to smart speakers. But one device HomeKit can’t work with, apparently, is a smart doorbell. On Apple’s HomeKit accessories page , you can find a list of supported devices under categories such as Lights or Locks. Ring and August , two smart security companies that make smart doorbells, promised back in 2016 that they would add HomeKit support to their devices.
    Apple drops doorbell category from its HomeKit accessories page

  • If you turn on Netflix tonight and you notice that the interface looks like Google Play Movies & TV, don’t worry, you aren’t in an episode of Black Mirror or, worse, mistakenly entered the world of the Upside Down – Netflix has gotten a face lift. The change in the user interface is part of a small update coming to all Netflix apps on TV platforms. If the former looks familiar, it’s because it’s a similar layout to other streaming services including the old Amazon Fire TV UI and Google Play Movi
    Netflix’s new interface borrows a page from Google Play Movies & TV

  • techradar wrote a new post, (no title), on the site 2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    Photo credit: Josiah BondyOne of the fastest cars around does not actually have a gas engine. Photo credit: Josiah BondyNow, here’s a major caveat. “The Bolt EV features several energy usage screens, including an energy details screen and a screen which displays the drivers energy usage score,” says Kathy Beslic, the Chevy Bolt spokesperson. Photo credit: Josiah BondyYou might not like them if you’re passionate about driving, however. Take a closer look at the 2018 Chevy Bolt in the gallery belo
    Watching your speed on the 2018 Chevy Bolt EV is not that easy

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    Xbox is headed to Cologne, Germany for next month’s Gamescom gathering, and it will reveal all-new bundles and accessories at the show, according to a blog post by Microsoft’s Major Nelson. An earlier version of the blog post noted there would be “all-new Xbox hardware” shown during a special episode of Inside Xbox, however the blog has since been edited to read “new Xbox One bundles and accessories,” with no mention of new hardware. So, now we know for sure that it’s unlikely the Xbox Two will
    New Xbox bundles and accessories are coming to Gamescom next month

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    These gadgets can not only improve your game, but help you get a deeper understanding of what’s actually happening. Some teams have been wearing the vest underneath their shirts at the World Cup. PlayrAnother sensor for tracking your puffing around the football field, this is by the same Catapult brand that brought you the Playertek system. The developer, Professor Daniel Gopher, found that a specially-designed game could improve vision and ability on the basketball court, and the technology has
    Football tracking tech: how to improve your game

  • The next wave of mobile-grade, fanless processors from Intel, ‘Amber Lake,’ just had what’s likely its entire lineup leaked through both Romanian technology news website NextLab 501 and a Dell product listing in Chile . However, don’t assume this chip is cheap, as it’s a marked improvement upon the previous generation in clock speed. In fact, all three of the supposed new Y series Intel processors are improvements upon their predecessors, as they should be. All three processors are reportedly du
    Intel Amber Lake mobile processors leak, teasing successor to Kaby Lake

  • Intel 9th generation processors rumors and leaks have hit a boiling point, and now we even have a possible release date. Supposedly, Intel will launch new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs on August 1 with products said to release in the following weeks to months after that, according to PC Builders Club. What’s more the report suggest that multiple 9th generation processor samples were able to achieve a 5.5GHz overclock. The 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh family of processors is already looking fair
    Intel 9th generation processors rumored to release within a month

  • South Korea is looking to steal a march on the rest of the world by launching 5G networks next year. Reports from the country have claimed that the super fast networks will be unveiled on Korea 5G Day”, likely to be in March 2019 – ahead of the 20202 worldwide expected launch date. The networks will be jointly introduced by the country’s three largest operators, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus, according to Joongang Daily, which added the combined launch would, “avoid excessive competition”. South K
    South Korea plans early 5G launch

  • The B450 series, the next lineup of mid-range motherboards from AMD, have been announced with vendors like ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI already with products to show. These motherboards all come in at or below $200 (about £150, AU$270), and as such are missing a few of the features enthusiasts enjoy from AMD’s X470 series and onward. For starters, these new boards do not support AMD’s CrossFire or Nvidia’s SLI technology for daisy chaining graphics cards. Beyond that, the boards support up to
    AMD B450 motherboards bring top-end Ryzen processors to the budget range

  • Mastercard is looking to make blockchain transactions easier for everyone with a new payments system. The company has applied for a patent concerning a simpler way to tie cryptocurrency payments to real-life accounts. Mastercard blockchainThis should mean a more consumer-friendly way to make cryptocurrency payments, greatly speeding up the transaction time, and also providing a significant security boost for the payee. Mastercard also believes that its new system would help dispel security worri
    Mastercard targets major blockchain breakthrough

  • [Some facial recognition systems] are able to take that image and construct a high-resolution face.”It sounds like something straight out of a police procedural, but thanks to improvements in facial recognition tech, real law enforcement officers have begun experimenting with it. And why, if it’s so advanced, would the number of false positives be so high? A low likeness score could indicate that somebody else has taken the passenger’s place, and some false positives are necessary to ensure real
    How good is face ID tech? It depends who you're looking for…

  • We might see the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 as soon as August and at this point we have a very good idea of what to expect, as a more or less complete specs list has just leaked. The Galaxy Tab S4 will also apparently run Android Oreo 8.1, have Bluetooth 5.0, AKG-tuned audio, and support for Samsung DeX, allowing you to transform the slate into more of a PC by connecting it to a dock and a monitor. Those specs are in line with what we’ve heard before, though this is the most complete listing yet. Tra
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs leak and it's missing a feature you may expect

  • 007 fans take note, you can now pick up James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 in Lego form thanks to this brand new model which hit stores today. Priced at £129.99 (around $170, AU$230) the 1,290 piece Aston Martin DB5 Lego model comes with all the Q Branch tricks from the movies, including rotating license plates, rear bullet proof screen, hidden machine guns and tire slashers. The Lego builders filmed the ejector seat in slow motion, allowing them to fine tune the mechanism to ensure the seat e
    James Bond's Lego Aston Martin DB5 comes complete with working ejector seat

  • Nikon’s range of action and 360-degree cameras have been listed as discontinued on multiple official Nikon websites. This comes after the news last week that Nikon is also calling time on its 1 Series range of mirrorless cameras. noticed that the KeyMission 80 was listed as discontinued at Nikon UK’s online shop, while the KeyMission 360 has been listed as an old product on Nikon’s Japanese website. ConsolodationNikon is clearly moving to consolidate its lineup with the news that
    Mission failure: Nikon KeyMission range listed as discontinued

  • Apple’s top-of-the-range 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 comes with a powerful 6-core Intel Core i9 processor, but a YouTube reviewer has suggested that the device excessively throttles the CPU’s performance when it gets too hot. Thermal throttling is a rather common practice – it limits the performance of components when they get too hot, protecting the device from damage. Lee also runs the i9 MacBook Pro in a freezer, and in the colder climate the notebook performs faster, with the time it takes to r
    Is the MacBook Pro 2018 subject to excessive thermal throttling?

  • It looks like Apple might finally start sticking a fast charger in the box with its iPhones, which might sound logical, yet while the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all support fast charging, you have to buy said charger separately. But for the iPhone XI, iPhone XI Plus and iPhone 9 (or whatever they launch as) that might change. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a fast charger coming in the box, but Macotakara – which has a solid track record with Apple leaks – has reiterated the claim,
    iPhone XI could come with a fast charger in the box

  • ZDNet Korea reports the next smartwatch from Samsung will be unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at an event in New York on August 9. The report also claims the phone will be available to pre-order on August 14, but it’s not clear if it’ll be the same for the Galaxy Watch. The actual release date for the watch may then be August 24 alongside the new phablet phone. Various rumors have flitted between the Galaxy Watch running on Wear OS or Samsung’s more traditional Tizen software, but th
    Samsung Galaxy Watch release date rumor suggests it's coming with the Note 9

  • With the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 only weeks away from its official August 9 reveal, the leaks purportedly showing off the device have started to increase dramatically. Following the official-looking yellow S Pen leak from earlier today, some new images have been shared by a Chinese Twitter user which reportedly show a switched on Galaxy Note 9 handset for the very first time — its boot up screen allegedly indicating which device we’re looking at. The pre-release handset (which is somehow already s
    New leak reportedly shows a powered on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for the first time

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