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Google 'Accidentally' Reveals Massive Pixel 3 Upgrade
July 29, 2018 12:00 am|Comments (0)

Google has done a great job of leaking its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on multiple occasions. And now the company has ‘accidentally’ done it again… 

Picked up by the eagled-eyed 9to5Google, today the Google app was updated to version 8.14 and it contains new code which goes a long way to confirming both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will add what is arguably the range’s biggest omission: wireless charging.

Pixel 3 XL ConceptConcept Creator

The giveaway in the updated Google App comes via a string of code referencing a new smart ‘Pixel Stand’. This operates like a smart speaker, gaining access to the Google Assistant by pairing with a Pixel while the phone’s display becomes a contextual, glanceable screen in response to the questions asked.

This functionality requires a Pixel owner to give explicit permission to access this data. As the new Google app code reveals:

<string name=”trusted_dock_action_text”>I Agree</string>

<string name=”trusted_dock_cancel_text”>No thanks</string>

<string name=”trusted_dock_message”>Your Assistant can use your personal info to make suggestions, answer questions, and take actions for you when your phone is locked and on your Pixel Stand</string>

<string name=”trusted_dock_title”>Get personalized help when your phone is on your Pixel Stand</string>

But what about the wireless charging part?

This comes together via a previous version of the Google App which the company launched in June. Code within that version gave away that Google is working on a wireless charging dock codenamed ‘dreamliner’. Given neither the Pixel nor Pixel 2 have wireless charging, their development suggested it must be for the Pixel 3. Now we have the ‘Pixel Stand’.

Pixel 3 XL leaked prototype was verified as realXDA Forums

Adding icing to this cake is the prior leak of a Pixel 3XL prototype which was found to have replaced the metal and glass back of the Pixel and Pixel 2 with gloss and matt glass. Apple made a similar transition from metal to glass last year with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X and it was specifically to introduce the conductivity required for wireless charging.

Will this addition be enough to compensate for concerns about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s controversial styling and high prices? Well, the Pixel 2XL combined super slick software with great battery life and a jaw-dropping camera to stand out as the best smartphone of 2017, so I have high hopes…

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Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals Samsung's Radical Breakthrough
May 31, 2018 6:00 am|Comments (0)

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While the upcoming Galaxy Note9 phablet is not expected to be anything more than an iterative update on the existing hardware, the real leap forward according to all reports is going to come with the Galaxy S10. The latest reports out of South Korea suggest one of the advanced technologies is now finally ready for widespread consumer adoption.

That technology is the oft-discussed under-the-screen fingerprint reader. While a number of small-run handsets have demonstrated this biometric ability, Samsung has been seen to shy away from putting it in its handsets which have much larger production runs and demand far higher yield rates at scale. As SamMobile reports, the go/no-go point has been reached, and all the indications are that the South Korean company has decided to make the call:

The impression we get from recent reports is that the company has made a final decision on the matter.

The latest report claims that Samsung has “confirmed” to its industry partners that it has decided to adopt the in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S10. The display panel will be supplied by Samsung Display whereas Qualcomm is said to be supplying the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Samsung president of mobile communications business DJ Koh presents the new Samsung Galaxy S9 mobile phone during the Samsung Galaxy S9 Unpacked event (Photo:Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images)

The inclusion of the technology in the tenth major Galaxy S handset would be a strong statement of intent that the Galaxy brand is still one that can have an impact in the smartphone world. The Galaxy S9 (and arguably the S8 family before it) have been iterative builds, improving the specifications and techniques used in previous flagships without breaking any genuine new ground.

While Chinese manufacturer Vivo might scoff, Samsung would be seen as the first to bring this to the mainstream. And there;s every chance that the launch of the Galaxy S10 will be one of the big smartphone firsts of 2019 if  Samsung brings the reveal forwards to CES in January. The early display of the S10 would see the company anointed as one of change, and leave Mobile World Congress open for the foldable Galaxy X to confirm that role.

Now read more about Samsung’s accelerated launch schedule for the Note9, S10, and Galaxy X…

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Chad Brown reveals strategy for Cloud Computing
May 26, 2017 8:30 pm|Comments (0)

Winning trainer of Cloud Computing, Chad Brown, hoped jockey Javier Castellano would follow Always dreaming, and their plan worked out to …


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Azure Stack preview reveals Microsoft’s hybrid cloud vision
March 10, 2017 2:15 am|Comments (0)

Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud software built from the same bits used to create the public Azure cloud service, is now available in its third, and likely final, technical preview edition before being released to the public later this year.

TP3 has many new features, but it also clarifies Azure Stack’s pricing structure, and how Microsoft is addressing the specific problems customers are using Azure Stack for.

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New Intel Security Cloud Report Reveals IT Departments Find It Hard to Keep the Cloud Safe
February 13, 2017 6:35 am|Comments (0)

“The desire to move quickly toward cloud computing appears to be on the agenda for most organizations. This year, the average time before …


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CoreSite Reveals Microsoft Azure Cloud Connectivity in NY
October 31, 2016 11:50 am|Comments (0)

Notably, Microsoft Azure is an enterprise-grade cloud computing platform from Microsoft (MSFT – Analyst Report) offering analytics, computing, …


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CoreSite Reveals Microsoft Azure Cloud Connectivity in NY
September 25, 2016 3:30 pm|Comments (0)

As a matter of fact, with growth in cloud computing, Internet of Things and big data, and an increasing number of companies opting for third-party IT …


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Public sector fighting hidden costs of cloud computing, report reveals
March 2, 2016 6:50 am|Comments (0)

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Epic Games reveals Oculus Rift shooter Bullet Train
February 8, 2016 4:10 pm|Comments (0)

Bullet Train.

First-person shooting is about to get a lot more realistic.

Developer Epic Games revealed Bullet Train today, an FPS for the Oculus Rift virtual reality device, during the Oculus Connect 2 conference in Los Angeles. Made with Unreal Engine 4, this game supports the Oculus Touch controllers, which can map the movements of your hands in VR. Virtual reality can become a big deal in gaming, but it will need great software to attract consumers. Epic has a track record of making hits with series like Unreal and Gears of War.

“Master the art of teleportation, time manipulation, and close-quarters combat to blast through resistance forces,” Epic notes in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Thanks to Unreal Engine technology and the Oculus Touch motion controllers, you can physically interact with an array of weapons, from guns to grenades to missiles, and even feel them through haptic feedback.”

You can watch the trailer for Bullet train below.

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Huawei reveals latest innovations in cloud technology at Shanghai
October 1, 2015 12:30 pm|Comments (0)

In a global shift towards cloud computing, traditional industries are moving towards delivering cloud services through industry clouds. Moreover, as …


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