Android

Google Reportedly Directs OEMs to Push Android Security for at Least 2 Years

Google was spotted to have mandated two years of Android security updates for all popular smartphones and tablets. The new development is reportedly a part of the contract that device manufacturers need to sign to use the Android operating system on their hardware. It comes months after Android Security Head David Kleidermacher at developer-focused Google I/O 2018 revealed the modification […]

Internet

Germany’s ProSieben Buys US Online Dating Site eharmony

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media said on Monday it had bought US online dating site eharmony, in the first significant deal since it carved out a new e-commerce joint venture with General Atlantic. The acquisition of eharmony, which was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles and expects to register 2.8 million new users this year, complements ProSieben’s own […]

Internet

Google Parent Alphabet Keeps Ad Growth in Mixed Quarter

Google parent Alphabet said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 36 percent to $9.2 billion (roughly Rs. 67,000 crores), fueled by gains in digital advertising delivered online and on smartphones. Profits were better than expected for the US technology giant, while revenues fell short of forecasts, rising 21 percent to $33.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2.47 lakh crores) in the […]

Mobile

Realme Says Will Be ‘First to Launch’ MediaTek Helio P70 SoC-Powered Smartphone Globally

Just days after the launch of the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, Chinese company Realme has now announced that it will be the first brand to launch a smartphone globally with the new processor integrated. This comes soon after the company launched the Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 in India late last month, hinting that the company is gearing up for another […]

Computer

AMD Revenue Forecast Disappoints as Crypto Demand Subsides

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue below estimates as the chipmaker faces dwindling demand from cryptocurrency miners for its high-margin graphic processors and excess inventory, sending its shares down 22 percent. AMD shares, which have more than doubled this year, were trading at $17.84 (roughly  Rs.1,300) after the bell. AMD and Nvidia, its main rival […]

Games

Fortnite Update 6.20 Adds Fortnitemares Event

Epic Games has announced the latest update to Fortnite. The battle royale sensation for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch gets a limited time event called Fortnitemares. It’s a Halloween-themed event that brings new weapons like the Six Shooter and Fiend Hunter Crossbow in addition to Fortnitemares skins such as Deadfire and new […]

Mobile

Panasonic Eluga Z1, Eluga Z1 Pro With Dual Rear Cameras, Front Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Panasonic on Wednesday launched two new smartphones in India – the Eluga Z1 and Eluga Z1 Pro. Both smartphones are identical to each other in terms of design and specifications, with the only difference being the higher amount of RAM and inbuilt storage on the Pro model. Both also come preloaded with Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard, which the company touts will give […]

Games

Steam Winter, Autumn, Halloween Sale Dates Reportedly Leaked

The dates for three upcoming Steam sales have been leaked, according to multiple reports. The biggest of them all — the 2018 Steam Winter Sale — will run from December 20, 2018 to January 3, 2019. That’s two weeks, in line with previous winter sales. Before that, there will be a much shorter Halloween Sale 2018 from […]

Facebook

Facebook Shuts Accounts of Marketing Group in Brazil Election

Facebook said on Monday it had removed 68 pages and 43 accounts associated with a Brazilian marketing group, Raposo Fernandes Associados (RFA), for violating the social media network’s misrepresentation and spam policies. The newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo said the group was the main network of support for far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on the […]

Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Broken Internationally

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 and Xbox One release date is October 26 for all editions of the game. Be it Red Dead Redemption 2 standard, Special, or Ultimate Edition, all versions are out on the same day. This is unlike other publishers such as EA, Square Enix, and Ubisoft that incentivise higher-priced variants by letting you play them […]