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Xbox Project Scarlett is Called 'Xbox Series X', is a Black Monolith

Xbox's Phil Spencer told GameSpot that they were heavily focused on finding a happy marriage between design and function: "There's always this tension between design and the kind of acoustics and cooling and function of the console", Spencer said, "and we were not going to compromise on function". [Full Article...]

Beijing orders officials to replace ALL foreign PCs and software

Beijing orders officials to replace ALL foreign PCs and software The FT reported that the directive would result in an estimated 20m- to 30m pieces of hardware needing to be replaced and that this work would begin in 2020. The ZTE restriction has since been lifted, but the us has continued to blacklist other Chinese companies. It is estimated that U.S. technology companies make $150bn in revenues from China . [Full Article...]

The Snapdragon 865 will amp up camera performance early next year

The Snapdragon 865 will amp up camera performance early next year Qualcomm has designed these chips to be "global" and support as much of the current and future 5G infrastructure as possible. Chinese brand Xiaomi embraced the Snapdragon 865's 200-megapixel capacity at the event, announcing that its Mi 10 device for 2020 will use the 865 chip. [Full Article...]

Fake AirPods Pro vs Apple AirPods Pro

Deal Tomato earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided. The wireless charging case provides up to 24 hours of juice, making AirPods a great everyday companion. The AirPods Pro is equipped with Apple's H1 chip that enables a seamless switch from Active Noise Cancellation to Transparency Mode. Here are some of the best deals that are being offered. [Full Article...]

Cave Fire Breaks Out Near Santa Barbara, Prompting Evacuations and Threatening Homes

Forest Service, Scott Jalbert, CAL FIRE SLO unit chief and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. Weather forecasts call for winds with gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour at times into Tuesday morning, but rain is expected later in the day. [Full Article...]

Amazon Black Friday deal slashes Echo Dot with Clock smart speaker cost

Amazon Black Friday deal slashes Echo Dot with Clock smart speaker cost They will be live until Black Friday weekend. Kohl's, and many other stores, now offer most of those deals online, and often the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. He told Express.co.uk: " Black Friday is a minefield for shoppers and presents a huge opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of unaware Brits". [Full Article...]

IFixit examines the 16-inch MacBook Pro's 'throwback' keyboard design

IFixit examines the 16-inch MacBook Pro's 'throwback' keyboard design The new MacBook Pro 16-inch is available today. You can pick up discounted devices from the likes of Microsoft, ASUS, HP, and many more massive names. Improved fans and larger exhaust holes make for better heat management. Together, these advancements in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to sustain up to 12 more watts during intensive workloads than the previous design. [Full Article...]

NSC Official Finds Fault With Sondland-Led Shadow Ukraine Policy

NSC Official Finds Fault With Sondland-Led Shadow Ukraine Policy Mr Trump has dismissed the impeachment inquiry as "presidential harassment". Burisma is the Ukrainian gas company that employed Hunter Biden. He said he only learned later that the aid to Ukraine was conditioned on the investigations. [Full Article...]

Microsoft confirms PC availability of Project xCloud in 2020

Microsoft confirms PC availability of Project xCloud in 2020 With Stadia launching next week, on Tuesday 19 November, Xbox has aimed a directed shot across the bows of the good ship Google. Microsoft revealed that more than 50 new games are coming to the platform from 25 partners. In the cloud gaming way, it'll let people play Xbox One games on even a crappy old PC (it was initially made for phones and tablets) thanks to streaming video technomagi... [Full Article...]

Disney+ Hit 10 Million Subscribers 1 Day After Launching

Disney+ Hit 10 Million Subscribers 1 Day After Launching Disney and Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment. It may be hard to put that number in context over a lifetime, but that's well over three times the current median annual income in the US of about $31,000. This includes shows like The Handmaid's Tale, Catch-22, and The Runaways. However what is showed below isn't even half of what will be available. The service has already exceed... [Full Article...]

When is Black Friday 2019 in the UK?

When is Black Friday 2019 in the UK? ET Wednesday, Nov. 27. Many Walmart stores are open 24 hours on holidays regardless. This year, Amazon is offering its Black Friday deals early, and there's a lot to be found. You'll nonetheless see early offers, however the majority of offers can be out there on the precise day - with some retailers providing every week or a weekend of related particular gives. [Full Article...]

How to Watch PBS NewsHour’s Coverage of the Trump Impeachment Hearings

How to Watch PBS NewsHour’s Coverage of the Trump Impeachment Hearings The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are testifying at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday in the first public hearing of the House Democrats' impeachment investigation into Trump and Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's new Office app combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Microsoft's new Office app combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Users are also able to create a PowerPoint presentation by directly choosing photos from inside their phones . "You can snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file, for instance, or transform tables from a printed page into an Excel spreadsheet". [Full Article...]

Google Pay update brings dark mode to Android users

Google Pay update brings dark mode to Android users The points you've earned can be used for in-app items on certain games like Candy Crush or Pokemon Go or you can buy discount coupons and Google Play Credit. Points levels range from Bronze to Platinum. Play Points will have tiers, and these are directly tied to how many points you've earned. It's a great alternative if you don't have anything to spend your Play Points on. [Full Article...]

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is now available on the App Store

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is now available on the App Store Launched for iPads earlier this year, Adobe Fresco now comes to Windows. Design app Illustrator will come to the iPad in 2020, the San Jose, California-based company said Monday in a statement. This subscription photo editing software gives you numerous same features as Photoshop but for a fraction of the price. Interestingly, the new app has a community-requested feature that isn't pres... [Full Article...]

Nate Diaz Responds To Potential Trilogy Fight With Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz Responds To Potential Trilogy Fight With Conor McGregor Although the title holds no championship merit, the promotion spent upwards of $50,000 to create this trophy for the victor of this bout. "When you talk about fight IQ, Masvidal is someone who is definitely up there as one of the smartest fighters". [Full Article...]

UK intelligence services step up monitoring after death of Isis leader

UK intelligence services step up monitoring after death of Isis leader While speaking to reporters on Sunday about the successful USA military raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - which resulted in his death - President Donald Trump revealed that a K-9 unit had been part of the operation, and that one of the fearless dogs had been injured. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi's new smartwatch looks eerily similar to the Apple Watch

Xiaomi's new smartwatch looks eerily similar to the Apple Watch Photos of the smartwatch have leaked which shows a design that is very similar to the Apple Watch. We knew that Xiaomi might be working on a WearOS smartwatch , which was possibly to be named the MiWatch back in September. In terms of the operating system, it is speculated to run on Google's Wear OS . It also revealed more information about the camera capabilities of its upcoming flagshi... [Full Article...]

Google announces Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go & more

Google announces Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go & more One of the advantages of earlier Google Pixel smartphones was the ability to back-up your entire photo library without any compression at all to Google Photos . Google still needs to do a much better job in marketing and merchandising at retail to actually make the sale. This is definitely going to improve the average user experience with Google Assistant , although whether or not the fea... [Full Article...]

Multiple Job Listings On Riot Games Website Reference Nintendo Switch

Multiple Job Listings On Riot Games Website Reference Nintendo Switch The game will feature Champions from League of Legends , while also introducing new characters to the mix. " Project A " as it's now titled is a "character-based tactical shooter set in a near-future Earth" according to Riot Games . Pre-registration will open on October 15 on the Google Play Store . Those of you familiar with League will know by that name that it'll be set in the same unive... [Full Article...]