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The bbc .com, dailymail.co.uk, espn.com and foxnews.com sites are a few of the many the browser will flag because they do not use HTTPS , the secure version of the Web's underlying data transfer protocol. HTTPS , for the uninitiated, is a form of encryption on the web that's supposed to ensure that the connection between a user and a site doesn't have any backdoors.
  • Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite launched: Price, specifications and features

    Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite launched: Price, specifications and features

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    If Xiaomi launches the Mi A2 Lite in India, it will be the brand's sixth smartphone with the same two-year-old chipset, after the likes of Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 , Mi A1 , Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Y2. At that price, the Mi A2 Lite would still be an excellent smartphone, but at the same time, it could be an overpriced phone from Xiaomi. Following the success of its Mi A1, the new Mi A2 offers significant upgrades while the Mi A2 Lite brings great mid-range performance in an entry-level ...
  • Uber suspends driver Jason Gargac after he livestreamed passengers

    Uber suspends driver Jason Gargac after he livestreamed passengers

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    Gargac told the publication that he saw nothing wrong with his behavior. Sometimes, to confirm who they are for their driver, the passengers say their full names. There's no indication that Mr Gargac's conduct was illegal as Missouri is a one-party consent. "I didn't like it", he said. July 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
  • Sony IMX586 promises to put 48 effective megapixels in phones

    Sony IMX586 promises to put 48 effective megapixels in phones

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    The new sensor features 48 effective megapixels, the highest pixel count in the industry. The IMX586 implements the Quad Bayer 2x2 pixel array. Additionally, Sony's exposure control technology and signal processing functionality are built into the image sensor, enabling real-time output and a superior dynamic range that is four times greater than conventional products.
  • Comic-Con 2018: Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Series Gets New Trailer

    Comic-Con 2018: Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Series Gets New Trailer

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    Fully Charged comes 24 years after the debut of the Mega Man TV series of the mid-'90s, which gave the character more of an anime look. It sounds like you'll have quite a challenge once you hit Torch Man's stage. Using the Power Gear, you can supercharge the move to turn up the heat and fire off three projectiles at once! "For our last update we revealed Blast Man and his volatile theme park , but the surprisingly cool-headed Torch Man trades out the densely packed corridors of an ...
  • New update brings Breath of the Wild to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    New update brings Breath of the Wild to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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    This morning another nice surprise hit the track. Nintendo Switch fans have been treated to some great news, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets some free DLC. You'll also note the Ancient Tires, and the famous Breath of the Wild paraglider are here, too. Some very familiar equipment has made its way from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all the way to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe .
  • Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google

    Trump lambasts European Union over $5.1bn fine for Google

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    It is the largest antitrust fine ever levied by the European authorities on competition issues from the same company. Donald Trump has blasted the European Union (EU) for fining Google €4.3 billion (£3.8 billion) earlier this week , following a lengthy antitrust investigation.
  • Upcoming PlayStation 4 System Update 6.0 is Getting a Beta Test Soon

    Upcoming PlayStation 4 System Update 6.0 is Getting a Beta Test Soon

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    Although no official announcements have been made yet, the beta sign-up pages for North America and Japan are now open. If you want to sign-up for the best test, you can do that until July 27. Very little is known about this update at this point. Update: North American registration is now open and can be found here. Sony reserves the full version numbers for major, feature-rich firmware updates .
  • Samsung may kill Note brand and release Galaxy S10 with stylus

    Samsung may kill Note brand and release Galaxy S10 with stylus

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    No news if the watch will use Tizen or Android as the operating system, but traditionally the Galaxy branding is associated with Android within Samsung. This can be part of what the company might be planning for its future line of smartphones and a unified Galaxy smartphone could be a stepping stone in that direction.
  • Google to deliver internet in Kenya using balloons

    Google to deliver internet in Kenya using balloons

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    That means it's considered a full-fledged company beside sister companies including Google and self-driving vehicle developer Waymo. It uses high-flying balloons powered by on-board solar panels as Wi-Fi carriers to deliver signals from above .
  • Future Windows Mixed Reality headsets will only need one USB-C cable

    Future Windows Mixed Reality headsets will only need one USB-C cable

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    To fulfill the promise of next-generation VR, headsets will need to deliver increased display resolution and incorporate high-bandwidth cameras for tracking and augmented reality. It's a consolidated connection point, it's purpose-built for VR and will help "push the industry forward" into its next phase. "We hope to see the results of this collaboration enhance the user experience and extend the possibilities for all developers and hardware manufacturers", said Pierre-Loup Griffais of ...
  • "Fortnite" Has Earned Over $1 Billion

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    In the game, an entirely optional $10 Battle Pass allows players to earn and collect in-game currency called V-bucks, which they can spend on costumes, accessories and dance moves for their playable character. And according to Superdata's report, the Battle Royale genre is now the most popular in the world - at least as far as streaming and YouTube views are concerned - with over 700 million hours of content involving the genre viewed in May (with MOBAs in second place, clocking up 275 ...
  • Rising sea levels are coming for the internet

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    Initially, it was thought that 50 years would be enough to plan for it, but Barford says we don't have so many years at our disposal. "We don't have 50 years", said Barford. The most at-risk stretches of cable were unsurprisingly those already close to sea level, meaning the slight increases predicted for the next few years will be enough to cover them.
  • Mi Max 3:

    Mi Max 3: "A larger 6.9" phablet with a huge 5500mAh battery

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    The 6GB RAM/128GB storage version is fifty bucks more, and the available colors for the metal chassis are Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue. There's also a microSD card slot for further expansion of storage. What are your thoughts on the newly-launched Xiaomi Mi Max 3? On the front is the single 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.
  • Android Monopoly Case: Record Penalty For Google Likely

    Android Monopoly Case: Record Penalty For Google Likely

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    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the U.S. tech giant illegally used Android's near-monopoly to boost usage of its own search engine and browser. Furthermore, the company also says that they need to do this in order to keep the Android Platform free for manufacturers. The record-breaking fine could reach as high as $11bn (£8.2bn), which is 10 per cent of its parent company Alphabet's global turnover.