Tencent-backed Chinese video game publisher iDreamSky Technology Holdings and Russian tech firm Mail.ru Group are forming an alliance, in a move that will help Mail.ru expand its gaming footprint in China, two sources said. The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to publish games and make investments in Asian and European markets, the sources,
Samsung Galaxy A70 has started receiving a new software update in India that includes the July 2019 Android security patch. The latest update for the Galaxy A70 also brings the dedicated Night mode to enhance photos taken in a low-light environment. Samsung has released the new update several weeks after bringing a software version to
Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. So if you can’t radiation-harden the computer, what can you do? European Space Agency researchers are testing solutions right now in an experiment running on board the ISS.
Aspire, a Singapore-based startup that helps SMEs secure working capital, has raised $32.5 million in a new financing round to expand its presence in several Southeast Asian markets. The Series A round for the one-and-a-half-year old startup was funded by MassMutual Ventures South Asia. Arc Labs and existing investors Y Combinator — Aspire graduated from
LG UltraFine 5K Display has been updated to support the latest Apple MacBook Pro and iPad Pro models. The new 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display from the South Korean company supports P3 wide colour gamut and 500-nit brightness. The monitor also comes with a new display panel that produces 218 pixels per inch (PPI). Further, there
A popular Chinese vlogger who called herself “Your Highness Qiao Biluo” was reportedly unmasked last week by accident, leaving many of her fans stunned as she was revealed to be a middle-aged woman, not a glamorous young woman that they had imagined her to be. According to online reports, the vlogger had over 50,000 followers,
You’ve posted several videos on TikTok, hoping to gain a following. So far, followers have been trickling in at a slower rate than you expected. Which has left you wondering, how can you get more TikTok fans and followers in a short space of time? Popular TikTok users didn’t magically gain millions of followers overnight.
Google looks set to let Chrome browser users create their own custom themes. Google Chrome is not just popular for browsing purposes, but the browser is also pretty popular when it comes to offering customisation options to its users. While Chrome browser does let the users express themselves by downloading colour-based theme add-ons from the
Vivo Z5 was launched in China on Wednesday as the company’s latest mid-range offering. The new Vivo phone offers a 19.5:9 display with a waterdrop-style notch design. There is also Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 712 SoC along with up to 8GB of RAM. The Vivo Z5 comes preloaded Super Night View 2.0+ to boost low-light camera quality
Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus phones on August 7. The company was earlier expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 at the Galaxy Note 10 launch event, but it seems like both these products will be unveiled ahead of the scheduled
The next entry in EA’s hit Need for Speed franchise was officially confirmed earlier this year, but so far, the studio has remained mum on a possible release date or its name. That changes now, as EA has officially confirmed that the next Need for Speed game will be revealed at Gamescom. Also, a leaked
Lenovo launched a wide range of computing machines in India at Yoga S940 premium laptop’s launch in Delhi today. The new lineup of products introduced by Lenovo includes the Yoga A940 all-in-one desktop targeted at creative professionals. Moreover, the company has expanded its portfolio of the affordable IdeaPad series of laptops in India by launching the
A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sexual content. The protest, and a companion website detailing their position we reported on Tuesday, are the work of ‘Approved, Not Approved,’ a coalition of
This morning Verizon (TechCrunch’s parent company) flipped the 5G switch on four additional cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit and Indianapolis join Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Providence in getting coverage for the carrier’s growing next-generation network. All of the usual caveats apply here. While the list of cities continues to grow, coverage varies from city
Planning a trip this summer? Looking forward to a hot vacation, or simply traveling to see family and friends? Whatever you’re up to, it helps to plan in advance, stay secure, and not share your activity online. In this Really Useful Podcast we take a look what precautions you can take for travel and vacations
The world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker Samsung Electronics on Wednesday reported second-quarter net profits slumping by more than half in the face of a weakening chip market, and as a trade row builds between Seoul and Tokyo. The flagship subsidiary of the sprawling Samsung Group has enjoyed record profits in recent years despite
Japanese gaming company Nintendo on Tuesday reported a 10 percent decline in quarterly profit, far wide of market expectations, as a rise in costs dulled stronger sales of its hybrid home-portable Switch console. Operating profit for the three months through June was JPY 27.4 billion ($252.26 million), versus the JPY 40 billion average of 10 analyst estimates compiled
Zomato on Wednesday came out on Twitter to defend its decision to not change the food delivery executive for a customer, who objected to the executive being a “non-Hindu.” The company tweeted, “Food doesn’t have a religion. It is a religion.” Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal also pitched in by saying that Zomato doesn’t regret losing
There are a lot reasons to assume Huawei’s numbers would be on the decline. Even without getting caught smack in the middle of increasing trade tensions between two superpowers, the smartphone market has been trending down for some time now. A confluence of factors, including slowed upgrade cycles and stagnate economies in both China and
Whether you’re building a PC or just want a fast disk drive for running your operating system, it’s wise to consider an SSD drive. But rather than choose a typical 2.5-inch SATA device, why not consider something a bit more up to date? SSD has evolved, with devices released that plug directly into the motherboard.
Japan’s Sony on Tuesday reported an 18.4 percent increase in first-quarter operating profit, beating market expectations thanks to a strong performance in the image sensor business. The electronics firm posted an operating profit of JPY 230.93 billion ($2.1 billion) for the April-June quarter, up from JPY 195.01 billion a year prior. That was above a
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Flex phone grip and stand in Inda, expanding its accessories product portfolio. Phone grips, phone stands, and pop sockets are very much a trend in the market, given that phone screens are getting larger, and one-hand usage is becoming difficult. Mi Flex phone grip and stand looks to minimise phone
Let’s start with the good news. LG actually had a pretty good quarter (on the strength of appliance sales). The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution division made $5.23 billion for Q2. Anyone who’s been following the company for the past several years can guess where the bad news comes. Smartphone sales dipped 21.3% year
RedmiBook 14 has received two new variants that take the price of this budget laptop even lower. Quietly unveiled in China, the new RedmiBook 14 variants with an 8th-generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors come with 256GB SSD and Intel onboard graphics. The RedmiBook was unveiled in May this year as the first laptop
Amazon’s surveillance camera brand, Ring, has reportedly entered into partnerships with around 200 police and law units across the US. Ring never disclosed the exact number of partnerships that it maintains with law enforcement. However, an email obtained by web portal Motherboard cites notes from a police official which revealed the number. “Every decision we
Sony is one of a handful of manufacturers that have invested heavily in the development of OLED TVs, but the technology remains too expensive for most users. Although most TV buyers today opt for LED TVs, people looking for top performance are picking OLED TVs for the superior colours and black levels. The latest OLED
Facebook’s “Like” button makes third-party websites responsible for processing people’s data under the European Union’s privacy rules, according to the EU’s top court. The EU Court of Justice weighed in on a dispute after an online fashion retailer was accused of violating EU law by embedding a Like plugin, which a local consumer association said
Discord has finally added server folders to help you organize your chats. Discord users have been requesting server folders for years, and the chat app has finally delivered. Now, you just need to decide which servers to organize into which folders. How to Organize Your Discord Servers Into Folders Until now, Discord hasn’t supported folders.
To let users customise and personalise their home screens, Apple is adding a feature that would let people resize app icons on iPad models. With new bug fixes, the company has released the fifth beta version of iOS 13 to developers. The company also added and refined iPadOS features, MacRumors reported on Monday. The icon-resizing
Asus Max Pro M1 aka Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is now receiving a new update that brings a host of fresh features and optimisations. The update also brings the June 2019 Android security patch, which isn’t the latest one, and Google is at the brink of releasing the August 2019 Android security update. In