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Snapchat's augmented reality Lenses are already able to recognize landmarks, transform faces and bodies and play games. A new set of ground-sensing filters are going to make landscapes start looking weird.
120 lucky winners won overseas holiday packages for two in 2019 from AIA’s Real Rewards programme. Initiated in 2014, the programme offers more benefits to the customer, while placing AIA even higher on the scale of superlative customer experience.
Microsoft has issued a fresh update for Windows 7, just days after it said it would provide no more patches for the ageing operating system. It made the U-turn after it emerged there was a bug in its "final" patch.
Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users see which applications, companies and websites share their details with the social network. Many companies are tracking what people are doing online and sharing that information with Facebook to target ads on them.
A drug molecule "invented" by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma.
Genesis, which is to Hyundai what Lexus is to Toyota, has been talking about doing a big, posh SUV ever since it arrived on the scene in 2015. And now, four and a bit years later, here we have it.
The latest entry-level device from Indian manufacturer Lava Mobiles is here and it aims to provide all the essential smartphone features at a sub INR 7,000 ($100) price.
Google has introduced a midrange lineup for the first time in 2019, and fans are expecting the company to have a follow-up this year as well.
As the tech industry continues to change the employment landscape for American workers, Google says it wants to prepare them for jobs in the industry.
Microsoft spent the last year giving its Edge software a browser brain transplant, and now the company is convinced it's smart enough to help everyone who uses it.
Stats include BMW’s record 2019 year for shifting M cars, and the fact that North America is still M Division’s biggest market, followed by the Germans and then the Brits.
General Motors unveiled redesigned versions of its GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs Tuesday night, including new off-road AT4 models and more premium versions of its top-end Denali vehicles.
McLaren appears to have mastered the art of burying good news. At exactly the moment everyone was wrapping their last few presents and heading down to the pub to see in Christmas, it announced some very startling numbers for its Speedtail hypercar.
If you’re not familiar with Porsche model codes, probably best look away now. But if you are, this ought to interest you. The last 991-generation 911 has rolled off the production line, and for maximum razzmatazz, it was an example of the near-£250,000 911 Speedster that brought the curtain down.
NEW YORK -If you're still using Microsoft's Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.
Apple appears to have a new laptop on the way, as the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a “portable personal computer” from Apple in a filing (via 9to5Mac). Perhaps that new laptop will have the good scissor-switch keyboard from Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro, as every other laptop that Apple sells is still equipped with the company’s less reliable butterfly keys.
Twitter has said it will test new features that allow users to control who can reply to their posts - or block replies entirely. "We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter," the company said.
NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water.
California-based electric carmaker Fisker Inc. has revealed its latest electrified vehicle with the launch of the Fisker Ocean luxury SUV. The automaker showed off the new all-electric vehicle at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, rivaling Ford's Mach-E and Tesla's Model Y SUVs.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are the successors of the OnePlus 7T family and are expected to arrive in the first half of 2020. However, a non-flagship variant called OnePlus 8 Lite is expected to tag along, expanding the company's portfolio to three phones.
India has announced it will make another attempt to land on the moon, following a mission that ended in failure last year. At a news conference Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan said that the government has approved a third lunar mission.
A robot cat designed to ferry plates of food to restaurant customers has been unveiled at the CES tech expo in Las Vegas. BellaBot, built by the Chinese firm PuduTech, is one of a number of wacky robotic inventions being shown off at the event this year.
The third-generation Outlander came out nearly eight years ago and was updated a couple of times in the years that followed to remain relevant in the highly competitive compact crossover segment.
Samsung released the stable build of Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note9 on New Year's Eve, but it was only seeding to those enrolled in the beta program. Now the update has expanded to all users, who are running Android Pie on their Note9.
If you want to succeed in the luxury space these days, you've got to offer SUVs. That's one of the reasons why Genesis has struggled to gain traction in the US well, that and its nonexistent dealer network. But the SUV-shaped hole in the company's lineup will soon be rectified. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new GV80.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will invest more than 50 billion yuan ($7.18 billion) in artificial intelligence and fifth generation internet technologies over the next five years, as competition in the sector grows.
A computer programme can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.
Intel has been working on Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography for a long time. The technology may provide Intel an edge in smartphone chipsets, to compete with the likes of Qualcomm and MediaTek.
The Huawei nova 6 SE unveiled earlier this month is now available for purchase in China at Huawei's own online store. The smartphone comes in a single 8GB/128GB trim priced at CNY2,199 ($315/€285) and is offered in three colors - Magic Night Black, Snow Sky, and Forest Green.
The Realme X50 5G, coming on January 7, has appeared in an official poster shared by the company's CMO Xu Qi Chase on Weibo.
vivo Mobile, is slated to launch S1 Pro, in January 2020, in Sri Lanka, that would encompass vivo’s signature photography technologies with its powerful software. S1 Pro will enable hassle free photo capturing, with a main camera that delivers 48MP super clarity, while a further three cameras cover wide-angle, macro and bokeh needs for almost every scene.
Mini Cooper SE's specs, its price and more for a while now, but the time has come to open the order books. Mini said on Tuesday that anyone can now place an order for the Cooper SE, the company's first electric car.
Porsche had a little surprise Monday evening and announced the Porsche Macan GTS is returning for the 2020 model year. The GTS model has been absent ever since the German automaker flipped over to the latest-generation Macan. It last appeared for the 2018 model year.
From finding the building blocks for life on Mars to breakthroughs in gene editing and the rise of artificial intelligence, here are six major scientific discoveries that shaped the 2010s -- and what leading experts say could come next.
Extreme E, the wild off-road cousin of Formula E, is all set to begin in just over one year’s time, with the first race weekend of the inaugural season being held in Senegal on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of January 2021.
The Rimac C_Two is company boss Mate’s ‘McLaren MP4-12C moment’. On the one hand, a distillation of everything he knows (he knows a lot) about tech and driving, on the other… a mind-bendingly fast electric hypercar that’ll actually read your mind.
Huawei's Mate 30 Pro launched just a few months ago in September, but the company has already locked in a launch window for its next flagship, the P40 Pro. The P40 and P40 Pro will be unveiled at an event in Paris in March, said Huawei consumer group CEO Richard Yu, according to French press.
Verizon turned 5 G on Wednesday in Hoboken, New Jersey its 3rd new 5 G city in 3 days and his 21st city in all. The rollout of Hoboken meets the same on Monday in Los Angeles and on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa.
VinFast made waves at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Being Vietnam's first mass-produce automaker wasn't just the headline; the VinFast cars themselves are eye-catching, which was expected since they were designed by Pininfarina.
Chevrolet has revealed its 2021 Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs, redesigned to use the T1 platform from the latest Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
The launch of Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test (OFT) to the International Space Station, as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, is targeted for 6:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 20. The uncrewed flight test will be the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s maiden mission to the space station.
Cyberbullying or cyberharassment has been a major concern all over the Internet these days. Social media and online platforms have turned out to be an integral part of our lives, and so does the intrusion of random strangers in our social accounts. The thing has attracted gravity when the intrusion is not a positive thing; rather is the source of many negativity.
Facebook has joined hands with top retailers who are sending the social networking giant data on what the customers are buying in retail stores. Facebook, in turn, is targeting those customers with specified ads.
Oppo A8, a Chinese mobile manufacturer's forthcoming smartphone, was spotted on the website of the Chinese regulator TENAA. An alleged poster showing the phone also appeared online, claiming to reveal the design of the phone and other details. Pro 5G.
It's been a quarter of a century since Audi released the RS2 Avant, the first in a long line of pumped-up, practical performance cars to wear the RS badge.
It’s common knowledge that Google has photographed a huge amount of the planet for its Street View and Google Earth projects. But for the first time, Google has revealed how much of the world it has photographed: 10 million miles of Street View imagery and 36 million square miles of Google Earth imagery, according to a report from CNET.
We know it is possible to do it. Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft scooped up a bit of Ryugu asteroid triumphantly before heading home. NASA hopes that Osiris-Rex, their latest robot wonder built to land not on a planet or a moon, but on the Bennu asteroid, will soon have similar success. It will be difficult.
Nissan and Italdesign may seem like strange partners, but they created a truly lovely-looking thing in the GT-R50 by Italdesign. After some apparent delays, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday that it's finally ready to deliver these bad boys to customers next year.
The new-generation BMW 1 Series range looks set to be joined by an all-electric i1 next decade, according to a report out of the UK. Auto Express claims "BMW bosses have exclusively revealed" the company is planning to introduce an entry-level electric hatchback, which could launch as early as 2021.
Nissan is poised to give its Patrol V8 another boost following its recent sales surge – with plans for a special edition designed to appeal to hardcore off-roaders.
The Ford Mustang R-Spec is a collaboration between Ford Australia engineers and Melbourne-based Herrod Performance, the largest distributor of Ford Performance Parts outside North America.
After posting several teasers last week, Chinese phone maker Realme has now officially confirmed that it will announce the X2 Pro on October 15. The launch event will be hosted in Madrid, Spain, and it will start at 10 AM local time.
The Motorola One Macro is the latest in Moto’s camera-themed lineup and as you can tell by its name, its unique skill is macro photography. While most of the Moto One family is made up of mid-rangers, this is an entry-level phone.
Sony has made it official. The PlayStation 5 is coming at the end of 2020, according to a post-Tuesday on the PlayStation Japan website. The US PlayStation site also has a post confirming the release window of the PS5 for the US as being the 2020 holiday season.
Late-night scroll-athons on Instagram might be getting easier on your eyes now that a much-anticipated feature has arrived. Following recent moves from Gmail, WhatsApp, Twitter and Pinterest, Instagram launched its new dark mode feature Tuesday for iOS 13 and Android 10 devices.
Lewis Hamilton may not be able to clinch a sixth world championship at the typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix this weekend, but knows he can knock all but teammate Valtteri Bottas out of the title race.
During Apple’s keynote last month where it announced the iPhone 11 lineup, the company also unveiled new camera technology called “Deep Fusion” that takes four frames before you hit the shutter, four more once you do, and one long exposure shot. The 8-core Neural engine will select the best frames and create a high-quality HDR photo.
UPS announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given authorization to the parcel shipping business to run a drone fleet to deliver OTA packages. The normal certification of Part 135 grants UPS clearance to use UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicles) for BLVOS operation (beyond line of sight) for any cargo exceeding 55 pounds, even at night.
A typical quadcopter drone is a small gadget that takes off and lands vertically, like a helicopter, using four propellers. And at first glance, a Bell cargo-carrying drone called the APT 70 looks a bit like one of those flying devices-until you know it's 6 feet tall, spans 9 feet broad, and can carry a 70-pound payload 35 miles away.
Complex, curved wood structures can now be made easier by harnessing the tendency of wood to swell and decrease in reaction to moisture. The method was used in Germany to build a big twisting tower.
The Chiron “Longtail” is evolving to become the Super Sport 300+. Similar to the prototype before it, the production car will have the menacing body with the exposed carbon fiber and orange stripes akin to the Veyron SS WRE. If you don’t like them, the talented folks from Molsheim will happily apply another shade.
Koenigsegg has congratulated Bugatti on its latest 304 mph (490 km/h) run with a near-production Chiron prototype but not without reminding everyone who is still the current speed champion in the Guinness World Records.
Bentley’s most revered heritage car to be recreated, in world first continuation of a pre-war race car
One of the most iconic cars in Bentley's history–the supercharged 41⁄2-liter "Blower" from Sir Tim Birkin in 1929–is to be reborn with a fresh building of 12 matching cars, each separately crafted by a team of experts from Bentley's Mulliner specialist and coachwork division. Together, the new vehicles will be the first continuation series of pre-war race vehicles in the world.
Huawei is all set to unveil the Kirin 990-powered Mate 30 series on September 19, and alongside that, the company will also take the wraps off its 2019 smartwatch - Watch GT 2.
The V17 Pro is built around a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED screen with under-display fingerprint reader and a tall 21:9 aspect ratio with 1080 x 2440px resolution. The dual front-facing camera setup is attached to a motorized periscope-like unit. The main camera is 32MP with wide-angle optics joined by a 2MP depth sensor.
Ferrari F8 Tributo does, rather cleverly, fuse the Ferrari 488 Pista's feral 711bhp twin-turbo V8 engine with a more comfortable 488 GTB's updated version.
On Wednesday, BMW announced that it will be traveling to the Frankfurt Motor Show this September to show off a 2020 X6 painted with a Vantablack VBx2 nanostructure paint finish, described as the "blackest black."
Google Maps has been providing directions for public transport for quite some moment, as well as Uber features in some cities where ride-sharing services are available. Now, together with biking facilities, the company is adding them.
At the IFA 2019 trade show on September 5th at 1 pm CEST (12 pm BST), Sony Mobile will launch new hardware. That shouldn't be a surprise, for as long as we can remember, Sony introduced new Xperia handsets at the Berlin-based trade show. The first pics of the recent Xperia flagship are what we can share.
Canon has announced two new cameras in the mid-range segment, the EOS M6 Mark II, which is a mirrorless camera and the EOS 90D, which is a DSLR. The EOS M6 Mark II has a 32.5 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Canon's M-mount. It also features Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which works for both stills and videos.
Finally, Mercedes pulled off the all-new GLB crossover with G-Class inspired styling and seating for seven. In the United States, the baby G Wagon will originally go on sale with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine providing 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque in the "250" taste. The GLB will also spawn hot versions of AMG including an AMG 35 and range-topping AMG 45 for those who want more energy.
Microsoft announced previously this year at MWC the second version of its AR headset–the HoloLens 2. Reuters reports the headset is prepared for sale at a cost of $3,500 in September.
TCL Communication is known for being the license holder for Alcatel and Blackberry smartphones in the last couple of years, but now the portfolio is getting bigger. The company announced it will officially introduce the first TCL-branded smartphone for global markets on September 5 at IFA 2019.
OnePlus is supposed to hold an event in India on September 26, when the OnePlus TV alongside the OnePlus 7 T and OnePlus 7 T Pro will apparently be unveiled. Compared to the OnePlus 7, the model is shaping up to be quite a significant upgrade-with a back camera system upgraded and a higher-rescreen 90Hz.
In the High Bay 1 cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, engineers attached NASA's Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft to fly to another planet. Together with the Mars Helicopter Delivery System, the twin-rotor, the solar-powered helicopter was linked to a tray on the rover's belly
The new Macan Turbo took the top spot with instant impact in the Porsche compact SUV model range. In this widely redesigned top model, the new 2.9-liter, six-cylinder biturbo motor delivers 324 kW (440 hp; combined fuel consumption 9.8 l/100 km; total CO2 emissions 224 g / km), 10% more energy output than its predecessor with 20% less displacement.
Get ready for the iPhone 11 on Sept. 10. Apple sent invitations to the media on Thursday for its next big product launch. It plans to introduce its newest devices and services at 10 a.m. PT at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
Apple is unveiling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at a special event on September 10. According to a source working at a major US carrier, pre-orders for the trio are set to start on September 13.
An image of the Samsung Galaxy M30s smartphone has been leaked yet again. The renders shared with 91mobiles via industry sources – reveal the rear and side profile of the Galaxy M30s, which are in line with the leaks and rumors.
Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are incorrect, the company announced on Thursday, as the photo-sharing site owned by Facebook (FB.O) is trying to curb misinformation and other abuses on its platform.
Canon's EOS M6 Mark II had less than a day to feel nice before Sony put two fresh cameras in the same price range. We now have the Alpha 6600 and the Alpha 6100 that enter the mid-range sequence of mirrorless cameras of the company.
The Chinese entrepreneur said he was "quite optimistic" about AI and believed it was nothing to scare "street smart" individuals like them. "I don't know man, it's like the last renowned phrases," Tesla's leader replied. Mr Musk added that technology evolved quicker than our understanding capacity.
Dialog Axiata PLC Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support both 4G VoLTE and VoWiFi capabilities in Sri Lanka announced pre-orders for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ smartphones; which will be available at selected Dialog Customer Experience Centres.
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The Japanese automaker is now adding the fresh range-topping Black Edition trim for 2020
Porsche Taycan's amount of pre-orders risen to over 30,000 from more than 20,000 reported a few months ago. The news comes from the German Handelsblatt magazine, which spoke with Albrecht Reimold, manufacturing boss, and Andreas Haffner, HR director.
Samsung revealed not one but two Galaxy Note 10 phones on Wednesday's recent Galaxy Unpacked case in New York. The 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will provide the S-Pen experience in a relatively compact form factor, while the 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + follows the Note family tradition by being the largest Galaxy Note display to date. The fresh Galaxy Note devices succeed Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung, which was introduced with a 6.4-inch display in 2018.
The Seoul-based tech giant reportedly updated its collaboration with software main Microsoft ahead of Samsung's Unpacked case scheduled to take place next week in Brooklyn. The partnership is anticipated to result in Samsung selling some of its pre-installed smartphones with Android apps from Microsoft, including the "Your Phone" app that connects Windows 10 PCs to phones, ZDNet reported Friday.
Android Q's final Beta 6 release is out and it will be the last release before the OS's official launch. Most of the modifications are under the hood, and Google aims to help designers optimize their applications for the fresh setting. But there is also one thing that will be appreciated by customers who run Android Q just to experience the recent characteristics.
Google launched Google Maps' Live View AR feature. It's a walking direction feature of augmented reality that guides you through the streets. Well, today, on more than just Pixel phones, Live View instructions will operate.
OnePlus 7 Pro is updating a new software, bringing the recent security patch for Android in August 2019. Even before the patch reaches Google Pixel phones, this security update arrives. OnePlus is known to be timely with its safety updates, and this fast-paced security patch rollout at the start of August testifies to its promise of software assistance.
Many scientists believe that the scientific approach to understanding and manipulating (in its neutral meaning: acting upon, utilizing) the non-living and living world is the only one possible. No doubt it is a necessary one and it provides a solid basis for policy decisions.
In Scotland, researchers have created an artificial "language" that is capable of tasting subtle distinctions among whiskey traits: an instrument that can assist reduce the trade of counterfeit alcohol.
In terms of performance and handling, it is a sharp-looking SUV with Camaro-inspired design and more than appropriate technology that is somewhat weaker than its immediate competitors. But with the release of a fresh four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the 2020 Blazer, this could alter very quickly.
Lexus LX gets a bit long in the tooth would be an understatement to see how the full-size luxury SUV has been around since 2007, similar to the mechanically associated Toyota Land Cruiser. While the jury is still on when substitutes are lastly disclosed for the two big SUVs, the duo's premium version is receiving a nip and tuck for the 2020 model year.
Audi is launching its smallest crossover to date, introducing the A1 City carver moniker and describing it as the "most progressive" model in the A1 lineup that feels at home "in the city, on country roads and highways, and even on somewhat rough terrain."
Q3 is large on luxury, style and technology. The 2019 Audi Q3 is all new and replaces an aged and minimally competitive 2018 model that ended last in a BMW X1, Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class comparative test.The Q3 is powered by a four-cylinder 228-hp turbocharged engine and comes standard with both an automatic eight-speed transmission and Audi's all-wheel drive Quattro.
The business that lately displayed a front under-display camera is now preparing an 88-degree curved edge screen with no side buttons. It is called the Waterfall Screen and is close to the screen-to-body proportion of 100 percent with ever so small bezels on top and bottom.
According to FCC filings found by DroneDJ, DJI appears to be preparing to release a first-person view (FPV) drone. The public agency lately recorded three products— "DJI FPV Air Unit," "DJI FPV Remote Controller," and "DJI FPV Goggles."In the past, DJI has been dabbling with FPV drones. In 2017, the firm published a PlayStation VR-sized headset named DJI Goggles working with a couple of distinct DJI drones.
Fortune magazine has revealed its annual ranking of the world's top 500 firms and the picture is more than interesting. For the first time in world history, corporations from China–121 to 129 based in the Asian nation–outnumber US businesses.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 gets this premium Super Steady video stabilization function as the second A-series phone. This function was launched to the flagships of the Galaxy S10 and also featured on the Galaxy A80 premium.