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Technology HTC will lay off 1,500 in its Taiwan operations
Author: 0 HTC will lay off 1,500 in its Taiwan operations

The job cuts are the latest sign that HTC , once a major player in the smartphone market, is struggling to keep afloat in a competitive industry. "This plan will allow more effective and flexible resource management going forward", HTC said in a statement to Reuters .

Technology OnePlus 6 Red Variant is Launching in India on July 16
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Red Variant is Launching in India on July 16

The new variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and carries a price tag of CNY 3,599 ($542). India is also one of the first markets to receive the Red OnePlus 6 as the company has the Indian wing of the company has confirmed that it will be available for buying from July 16.

Technology Microsoft’s new ‘pocketable’ Surface to blur lines between PC, mobile
Author: 0 Microsoft’s new ‘pocketable’ Surface to blur lines between PC, mobile

According to a Microsoft internal document obtained by The Verge , it's also going to be a pocketable Surface device. It's supposed to be released this year, so expect it to appear somewhere this Autumn. Thurott had originally reported Microsoft's plans in the early times of this month. New details about Microsoft's new Surface tablet have now come out via a leaked internal document.

Technology Large outage cripples Comcast internet, TV service for customers
Author: 0 Large outage cripples Comcast internet, TV service for customers

Since 2015, Comcast has had more broadband customers than pay-TV ones (the levels now stand at about 26 million broadband and 22 million pay-TV) but remains the leader in both categories. Comcast said the two network providers were CenturyLink Inc (CTL.N) and Zayo Group Holdings Inc (ZAYO.N). We're sure someone will get back to us sometime between 9:00 a.m.

Technology WhatsApp Send Messages Group Admins Can Now Restrict Members
Author: 0 WhatsApp Send Messages Group Admins Can Now Restrict Members

Group Settings also has the Edit Group Info option that allows admins to controls whether all participants can edit the group's description or not. A WhatsApp spokesperson told The Indian Express that this new setting can help reduce "unwanted forwards into important group conversations".

Technology Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry
Author: 0 Google's Gaming Console Yeti Is Rumored To Change The Industry

Interestingly, though, Sony and Microsoft aren't the ones lapping up the console rumour hype at the moment - that prestigious honour is now being held by Google . Can Google make a streaming service simple enough that casual phone games would be interested in stepping up, while it's questionable whether an upstart can attract serious gamers.

Technology Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign — Made in Italy
Author: 0 Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign — Made in Italy

While Italdesign engineered and built the auto, the Nissan Design centres in London and America took care of the styling. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, sized 255/35 R21 up front and 285/30 R21 at the rear, are also included. Throw in a large adjustable wing and 21-inch rims, and the GT-R50 prototype won't be confused with the stock auto any time soon. Inside, the GT-R50 by Italdesign has been overghauled, bringing a far more modern and focused layout to the cabin.

Technology Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th
Author: 0 Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th

The timeframe certainly lines up. After the delay of a couple of weeks in its launch , it began to be rumored that the device would arrive on August 9. Rumor has it the Note 9 will look just like this. Analysts said brisk sales of that device indicate recovery in Samsung's standing, after battery fires prompted the October withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 just two months into sales at an opportunity cost of $5.48 billion.

Author: 0 OnePlus CEO confirms company is in talks with USA carriers

Currently, their devices work well on AT&T and T-Mobile but they may also be considering partnering with more since they're using common Qualcomm chipsets anyway. That not only includes a 5G smartphone, but also potential partnerships with US wireless carriers. He did not specify which OnePlus model will be the first to launch with 5G support.

Technology Fortnite’s mysterious Saturday event may be a rocket launch
Author: 0 Fortnite’s mysterious Saturday event may be a rocket launch

It doesn't seem like much of a stretch to assume that after pelting the map with meteorites last season, Epic will launch a rocket into the stratosphere this time around. Since then, speculation has ran rampant, fueled further by teases from Epic Games such as countdowns appearing on in-game televisions. "We'll be running a +100% match XP weekend starting June 29th at 4AM EDT (08:00 GMT) and ending on July 2nd at 3AM EDT (07:00 GMT)".

Technology Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Nürburgring lap record
Author: 0 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Nürburgring lap record

Porsche will release the on-board video of the all-time lap record later today, so stay tuned and prepare to have your jaw dropped to the ground. For many however, the massive technological gap which exists between a Porsche 956 Group C vehicle and Porsche's modern hybrid machine means the record was always going to be beaten.

Technology Sweeping Comcast outage reported on social media
Author: 0 Sweeping Comcast outage reported on social media

In a provided statement (via CNBC ), Comcast said that "one of Comcast's large backbone network partners had a fiber cut that we believe is also impacting other providers. Since 2015, Comcast has had more broadband customers than pay-TV ones (the levels now stand at about 26 million broadband and 22 million pay-TV) but remains the leader in both categories.

Technology Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart

Asus Zenfone Max price in India will be revealed during the official launch . According to the secret on Flipkart , the "Huge Reveal" will be made on the site at 8:45 pm on June 26. The ASUS ZenFone 5Z additionally accompanies double speakers, Hi-Fi sound, and DTS Headphone X. As far as measurements, the lead ASUS cell phone measures 153 x 75.7 x 7.9mm and tips the scales at 155 grams.

Technology Sony's PS4 cross-play stance softens, giving Fortnite fans hope
Author: 0 Sony's PS4 cross-play stance softens, giving Fortnite fans hope

Layden did not say that Sony is listening, he said that they "hear" their fans. "I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business". It is believed Sony doesn't want to compromise its dominant market position, by allowing Xbox gamers to play alongside their PS4-owning counterparts.

Technology Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018
Author: 0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 439 & 429 Mobile Platforms Announced at MWCS 2018

Currently, there are no devices using these chipsets, but Qualcomm says we can expect "commercial-based" devices to launch with these on board in the second half of 2018. These new Snapdragon 400-series chipsets include X6 LTE modem that delivers up to 150 Mbps download speeds and 75 Mbps upload speeds. We've seen a number of kids' fitness trackers, but kids' smartwatches have been a growing market for the past couple of years, first starting in China and slowly growing out to other ...

Technology Surface USB Type-C dongle is enormous, coming on Friday
Author: 0 Surface USB Type-C dongle is enormous, coming on Friday

The dongle did not, in fact, materialize in 2017. Well, this is it. Microsoft's dongle costs $80 and converts the proprietary Surface Connector port into a USB-C port, which you can use for data or power transfer. More than a year after Microsoft first disclosed plans for it, a USB-C dongle for Surface devices is ready to come to market. If you thought it was annoying having to buy MacBook/MacBook Pro dongles , spare a thought for owners of Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface Laptops ...