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iPhone 12 family's screens may not be as high tech as first thought

August 7th 2020 at 10:57
A new rumor suggests the iPhone 12 range may not have the 120Hz upgrade that we had expected.

This is Android 11’s secret Easter egg

August 7th 2020 at 10:56
The latest Android 11 beta contains a hidden Easter egg that's full of cats.

MediaTek zapowiedział swój pierwszy modem 5G dla laptopów z CPU Intela

Minął już niemal rok od zapowiedzi współpracy Intela i MediaTek, która zawiązano, by dostarczyć modemy 5G dla windowsowych laptopów. Obie firmy uznały w końcu, że trzeba przedstawić owoce tej współpracy, w związku...

Lexar CFexpress Type B 128GB Card Review

August 7th 2020 at 10:47

The latest addition to Lexar’s Professional range of memory cards is the CFexpress Type B card using PCIe Gen 3 and NVMe 1.3 protocols for fast transfer rates. Priced at £215, the cost per gigabyte is certainly high, but is the performance worth it for professional users?

Designed to meet the high-quality and seamless RAW 4K video capture needs of the next generation of DSLRs and cinema cameras, the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B card supports both PCIe Gen 3 and NVMe 1.3 protocols to reach very fast transfer rates. Lexar quote performance figures for the card as up to 1,750MB/s for reads and up to 1,000MB/s for writes.

At the time of writing, four capacities make up the Lexar CFexpress Type B range, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.

Lexar back the card with a lifetime limited warranty.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Google Pixel 4a: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 24

August 7th 2020 at 10:37
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Remote working in a post-Covid-19 climate

August 7th 2020 at 10:35
HPE share their tips for how to best reassess your business's technical strategy to best support employees moving forwards

Google's e-learning platform to be available to Maharashtra students soon

August 7th 2020 at 10:33
Through the 'Tech from Anywhere' initiative, Google has created a Hub in Marathi to eliminate the linguistic difficulties as well.

Fractal Design and ASRock collaborate for Meshify C Phantom Gaming case

August 7th 2020 at 10:30

Fractal Design and ASRock have collaborated to create the Meshify C TG Phantom Gaming Edition. As you would expect, this takes the excellent Meshify C TG chassis and spruces it up with ASRock’s Phantom Gaming design. 

The Swedish company, Fractal Design, and Taiwanese ASRock, have announced the Meshify C TG Phantom Gaming Edition, a chassis that has combined the specs of the original Meshify C TG and the design of the “Phantom Gaming”. The tempered glass panel has received the “Phantom Gaming logo plate” and has a design that blends diagonal lines of white and red. 

The main body has the dimensions 212 mm(w) x 395 mm(l) x 440 mm(h) and weighs in at 6.5 kg a bit over 14.33 lb. The chassis compatible with ATX, MicroATX, and Mini-ITX. The Meshify C TG Phantom Gaming Edition also comes with two pre-installed Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans for cooling.

If you want to see a more in-depth analysis of the Meshify C, then you are in luck. We reviewed it with its original coat of paint back in 2017.

KitGuru says: Are any of you in the market for a new case? What do you think of these recent ‘Phantom Gaming’ collaborations? We also saw one a few weeks ago from Antec and ASRock. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the second best selling Switch game of all time

August 7th 2020 at 10:28

There’s no denying that Animal Crossing: New Horizons exceeded everyone’s expectations when it released back in March. The social-sim game sold nearly 12 million copies in less than two weeks, cementing it instantly as one of the best-selling Switch games. Nintendo has now updated its sales figures, revealing that New Horizons has since sold a further 10 million copies.

These updated figures are accurate as of the 30th of June, meaning that the number is likely to be even higher. That being said, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has officially sold 22.4 million copies since its release on the 20th of March 2020, meaning that this milestone figure was reached in just over 3 months.

Furthermore, with 22.4 million copies sold, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has firmly secured itself as the second best selling game of all time on the Nintendo Switch. Currently, the best selling title is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has sold a total of 26.74 million copies; at a distant third is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with 19.99 million.

With Nintendo also recently revealing that the Switch console has sold 61.44 million copies, this means that over one-third of all those who own a Nintendo Switch, also purchased Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With the game seeing such great success in such a short amount of time, and the fact that it continues to receive updates, it’ll be interesting to see whether New Horizons has the longevity to dethrone Mario Kart.

KitGuru says: Are you surprised by these figures? Do you own a Switch? Did you also buy Animal Crossing? Let us know down below.

Will TikTok be back in India, riding on Microsoft's shoulders?

August 7th 2020 at 10:23
The prospect of the banned Chinese app TikTok returning to India seemed to brighten up a bit as Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy its operations off in several regions including India.

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August 7th 2020 at 10:20
By: btarunr
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Payment issues remain major issue for tech savvy small businesses

August 7th 2020 at 10:09
Integrated payments solutions from SAAS providers can help, but time and money is being lost while firms chase cash.

Google Pixel 4a preorders sell out on Amazon, making the phone a bestseller

August 7th 2020 at 10:00
The Google Pixel 4a seems to be a hit with cost-conscious smartphones users after preorders sell out on Amazon.

Intel Tiger Lake launch event scheduled for September 2nd

August 7th 2020 at 10:00

Last month, Intel issued invites to media outlets, informing them that they had “something big to share” on September 2nd. Many thought this was referring to the announcement of the Tiger Lake architecture, but it seems that it is actually the launch date. Intel will also host another event on August 13th, where Raja Koduri will most likely provide updates on the Xe Graphics.

Intel teased the launch of its upcoming mobile architecture in early June, sending marketing kits to selected press members, and kept doing it throughout the Summer. Now, the company is about to finally reveal its latest mobile architecture to the public next month.

Intel has scheduled the virtual launch event for the Tiger Lake architecture for the 2nd of September, at 12:00 PM ET. As listed on Intel investors’ website, there’s not much more information regarding the event, besides that the link to the stream will be shared at a later date.

Additionally, Raja Koduri, chief architect and senior vice president of Intel’s discrete graphics division, will also feature in an event scheduled for August 13th, at 09:00 AM ET.

The title of the event “Updates from our chief architect, Raja Koduri” leads us to believe that he will share details about the Xe Graphics architecture, which will be used for the first time in Tiger Lake processors. The link to the live-stream of the event will be shared later by Intel.

KitGuru says: Are you looking forward to the launch of Tiger Lake architecture? What do you think that Raja Koduri will talk about on August 13th?

Apple Says Cloud Gaming Services Like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud Violate App Store Guidelines

August 7th 2020 at 09:59
Cloud gaming is the next step in mobile gaming, with services like Microsoft project xCloud aiming to bring AAA titles right to your mobile phone. Microsoft has already been testing its xCloud application on Android and iOS devices for some time, and the application was supposed to launch sometime in September. However, it seems like Microsoft is only going to serve the customers on Android, as Apple says that these types of applications violate App Store guidelines. This doesn't only apply to xCloud, but also Google's Stadia gaming platform. When developer uploads application to App Store for iOS, the application goes through a review by Apple, for security reason and for Apple to check if it meets its guidelines.

Being that xCloud and Stadia are types of applications which offer a way to access many more applications (games in this case), this is against Apple's policy as they can't control the applications these services offer.

To najlepszy telewizor QLED 4K Samsunga

August 7th 2020 at 09:51
Telewizor Samsung QLED Q95T jest już dostępny na polskim rynku. Ma to być optymalny wybór, gdy liczymy na najwyższą jakość obrazu i dźwięku, szeroką funkcjonalność i nienaganny styl.

Nowy pokaz Cyberpunk 2077 już w poniedziałek. Twórcy zapowiadają drugi odcinek Night City Wire

CD Projekt RED zapowiedziało kolejny odcinek Night City Wire na poniedziałek, 10 sierpnia. Ponownie możemy liczyć na streaming na żywo, w czasie którego zaprezentowany zostanie Cyberpunk 2077. Będzie to druga duża odsłona tego Night City...

(PR) Axiomtek Announces eBOX626-311-FL Fanless Embedded System Powered by Atom

August 7th 2020 at 09:33
By: btarunr
Axiomtek - a world-renowned leader relentlessly devoted in the research, development and manufacture of series of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency - is pleased to announce the eBOX626-311-FL, its new slim-type fanless embedded system powered by the Intel Atom processor x5-E3940. The fanless embedded box PC was designed to operate reliably in industrial environments - with an IP40-rated enclosure, extended -40°C to +60°C support, and 3 Grms vibration resistance. To ensure system security, it utilizes the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 function. The embedded box computer eBOX626-311-FL is well-suited for industrial controllers, intelligent robotic control, intelligent gateway systems, smart kiosks, visual inspection and data visualization.

"The eBOX626-311-FL is a highly-integrated platform with high performance, abundant I/O connectivity and high reliability. The fanless embedded box PC has a wide voltage input and supports an 11 ms interruption to prevent an unexpected power outage. The wide temperature settings and 3Grms vibration resistance along with IP40-rated rugged aluminium extrusion and steel case makes it solid and durable in harsh environments," said Annie Fu, product manager of Product PM Division at Axiomtek."

Realme C12, Realme C15 teased to launch soon in India

August 7th 2020 at 09:30
The Realme C11 is fresh in retail stores and the company has plans to add more to the series.

OnePlus phones ship with Facebook bloatware that can’t be uninstalled

August 7th 2020 at 09:25
OnePlus has accepted that their phones starting with the OnePlus 8 series ship with Facbook bloatware as it enhances user experience.

Ogromny wyciek danych z firmy Intel (a to podobno nie koniec problemów producenta)

August 7th 2020 at 09:13
Ostatnie miesiące nie należą do najłatwiejszych dla firmy Intel, a teraz to - jeden z hakerów udostępnił 20 GB poufnych danych producenta. Mówimy o jednym z największych tego typu wycieków w ostatnich latach.

(PR) Epic Games Announces $1.78 Billion Funding Round

August 7th 2020 at 08:53
Epic Games today announced a $1.78 billion round of funding consisting of primary capital and secondary purchases from employee equity holders. Epic's post-money equity valuation is now $17.3 billion.

This round includes a previously announced $250 million strategic investment from Sony Corporation. Additional investment partners include Baillie Gifford, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and David Tepper. Existing investors KKR and Smash Ventures also added to their 2018 investment. Following the closing of the funding round Epic will continue to have only a single class of common stock outstanding and will remain controlled by its founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney.

TikTok and WeChat face imminent US ban after Trump signs executive order

August 7th 2020 at 08:47
Two popular Chinese-made smartphone apps are set to be banned in the US, with claims they pose a threat to the country’s national security, foreign policy and economy.

Nokia 5.3 could launch this month in India

August 7th 2020 at 08:24
The Nokia 5.3 has already launched in other regions along with the Nokia 8.3

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