Asus launches new ZenBook 13, ZenBook S and ZenBook Pro 15 laptops in India starting at Rs. 66990

Asus today has launched the ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), ZenBook S (UX391), and ZenBook 13 (UX331) just as  it had promised.  The Zenbook Pro 15 packs a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution ScreenPad, an interactive display that intelligently adapts to match whatever you’re doing. It can change functions automatically when you switch apps, and you can create your own shortcuts.

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexacore processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It sports a 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and features Harmon Kardon certified audio system. It packs 16GB RAM.

The ZenBook S (UX391) sports a 13.3-inch FullHD NanoEdge touchscreen display, runs on Windows 10, It is also tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. It measures 12.9mm profile and weighs 1kg. t is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a superfast 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and it also delivers up to 13.5 hours battery life. Connectivity ports include three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3.

The Asus ZenBook 13 packs magnesium-aluminum alloy and it is powered by upto 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. It sports a 13.3 FHD display and has up to 16GB of RAM …

Asus today has launched the ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), ZenBook S (UX391), and ZenBook 13 (UX331) just as  it had promised.  The Zenbook Pro 15 packs a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution ScreenPad, an interactive display that intelligently adapts to match whatever you’re doing. It can change functions automatically when you switch apps, and you can create your own shortcuts. The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexacore processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It sports a 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and features Harmon Kardon certified audio system. It packs 16GB RAM. The ZenBook S (UX391) sports a 13.3-inch FullHD NanoEdge touchscreen display, runs on Windows 10, It is also tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. It measures 12.9mm profile and weighs 1kg. t is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a superfast 512GB PCIe x4 SSD, and it also delivers up to 13.5 hours battery life. Connectivity ports include three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3. The Asus ZenBook 13 packs magnesium-aluminum alloy and it is powered by upto 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. It sports a 13.3 FHD display and has up to 16GB of RAM ...

Intel said to launch 9th gen 8-Core and 6-Core CPUs on October 1

Intel is prepping very hard to bring their latest mainstream processor lineup for release soon. The new 9th Gen processors will come with more cores and faster clocks, all thanks to improvements in the 14nm process node. Now according to a new report, the details about the new processor’s launch and the availability in retail channels is out in the open. 

According to the report, Intel To Launch 9th Generation Unlocked Processors Including Flagship Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 16 Thread Chip on 1st October. Sources point out that Intel is planning to launch their unlocked SKU family along with the Z390 series on 1st October which does confirm previous rumors.

The launch will bring all three unlocked SKUs; the Intel Core i9-9900K (8 core / 16 thread), Intel Core i7-9700K (8 core / 8 thread), and the Intel Core i5-9600K (6 core / 6 thread). According to the embargo document, Intel would first roll out the unlocked SKUs which would eventually be followed by the rest of the 9th generation family which would be introduced in the first half of 2019.

Firstly, the 8 core, 16 thread, Intel Core i9-9900K will be the first mainstream desktop Core i9 part. It is also said to the first …

Intel is prepping very hard to bring their latest mainstream processor lineup for release soon. The new 9th Gen processors will come with more cores and faster clocks, all thanks to improvements in the 14nm process node. Now according to a new report, the details about the new processor's launch and the availability in retail channels is out in the open.  According to the report, Intel To Launch 9th Generation Unlocked Processors Including Flagship Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 16 Thread Chip on 1st October. Sources point out that Intel is planning to launch their unlocked SKU family along with the Z390 series on 1st October which does confirm previous rumors. The launch will bring all three unlocked SKUs; the Intel Core i9-9900K (8 core / 16 thread), Intel Core i7-9700K (8 core / 8 thread), and the Intel Core i5-9600K (6 core / 6 thread). According to the embargo document, Intel would first roll out the unlocked SKUs which would eventually be followed by the rest of the 9th generation family which would be introduced in the first half of 2019. Firstly, the 8 core, 16 thread, Intel Core i9-9900K will be the first mainstream desktop Core i9 part. It is also said to the first ...

Facebook pages with large audience in the US to require more authorization

Facebook back in April announced its plans to bring more authentic and transparent ways to ensure secure connections between users and page and communities. Now it is introducing Page publishing authorization starting with people that manage a Page with a large audience in the US. It is also adding primary country location and Page merge details to the Page Info tab that it introduced in June.

Users who are managing Pages will be asked to complete an authorization process in order to continue to post, making it harder for people to administer a Page using a fake or compromised account. Authorization asks people who manage these Pages to secure their account with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary country location.

Facebook will throw a notification at the top of their News Feed if a Page manager requires authorization. This should only take a few minutes to complete. They won’t be able to post on their Page if they don’t complete the process. Users will start seeing more details in the info and ads section of Pages including details like when a Page has merged with another Page under Page History. A new section called People Who Manage This Page, which will surface the …

Facebook back in April announced its plans to bring more authentic and transparent ways to ensure secure connections between users and page and communities. Now it is introducing Page publishing authorization starting with people that manage a Page with a large audience in the US. It is also adding primary country location and Page merge details to the Page Info tab that it introduced in June. Users who are managing Pages will be asked to complete an authorization process in order to continue to post, making it harder for people to administer a Page using a fake or compromised account. Authorization asks people who manage these Pages to secure their account with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary country location. Facebook will throw a notification at the top of their News Feed if a Page manager requires authorization. This should only take a few minutes to complete. They won’t be able to post on their Page if they don’t complete the process. Users will start seeing more details in the info and ads section of Pages including details like when a Page has merged with another Page under Page History. A new section called People Who Manage This Page, which will surface the ...

Google said to be working on Apple’s Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot for Chromebooks

Google is said to be secretly working on a project dubbed ‘Campfire’ which is its mission to get the Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since then there have been references about this ability and latest we hear is that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp.

Earlier this year Chrome OS developers had created a new firmware branch of the Google Pixelbooks named “eve-campfire” and started working on the new  “Alt OS mode” for this branch and it is later confirmed that Alt OS mode is nothing but Windows 10 and is also said to be intended for public release.

Though there’s a chance that Alt OS and Campfire won’t make it to the hundreds of Chromebooks, then again it would a total waste of resource to bring such ability just for Google Pixebooks. Making that true, there are multiple “campfire variants,” and changes merging into the master branch instead of device-specific branches indicate that the Google Pixelbook won’t be the only Chromebook with Campfire support.

Since the support means putting the devices into testing, it would be fair to assume that it could be limited to select Chromebooks or even only to Google-branded devices. Since this is directly from Google on Chromebooks, enabling Alt OS …

Google is said to be secretly working on a project dubbed 'Campfire' which is its mission to get the Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since then there have been references about this ability and latest we hear is that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp. Earlier this year Chrome OS developers had created a new firmware branch of the Google Pixelbooks named "eve-campfire" and started working on the new  “Alt OS mode” for this branch and it is later confirmed that Alt OS mode is nothing but Windows 10 and is also said to be intended for public release. Though there's a chance that Alt OS and Campfire won’t make it to the hundreds of Chromebooks, then again it would a total waste of resource to bring such ability just for Google Pixebooks. Making that true, there are multiple “campfire variants,” and changes merging into the master branch instead of device-specific branches indicate that the Google Pixelbook won’t be the only Chromebook with Campfire support. Since the support means putting the devices into testing, it would be fair to assume that it could be limited to select Chromebooks or even only to Google-branded devices. Since this is directly from Google on Chromebooks, enabling Alt OS ...

Unicode 12.0 to bring 179 emojis including service dog, deaf person, more couples

The Unicode Consortium is working on a list of a total 179 emojis that it will be bringing Unicode 12 in 2019. The new candidates for Unicode 12 include service dog, deaf people, and mixed-race couples. Since these are possible candidates, there’s no way to tell if these would make it up to the final list. 

These new emoji candidate suggestions include diving mask, waffle, Hindu temple, white heart, ice cube, sloth, flamingo, skunk, ballet shoes, falafel, onion, garlic, otter, and more. Unicode said that the list of draft candidates will be reviewed and finalized this September.

Apple will include the new Unicode 12.0 Emojis sometime in fall 2019, while the Unicode 11 emojis will be added to iOS later this year. Additionally, Emojipedia also listed the provisional candidates for 2020 including a ninja, magic wand, mammoth, feather, and dodo.

Unicode president Mark Davis said:
Leading up to July, we’d already decided on the bulk of the candidates for 2019. We had a special focus on accessibility, and were working out how to do a last few accessibility emoji and how to handle mixed-skin-tone groups. In July, we further solidified the draft specification for Emoji 12.0, and added to the candidate list two new accessibility emoji and the 55 mixed-skin-tone couples.
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The Unicode Consortium is working on a list of a total 179 emojis that it will be bringing Unicode 12 in 2019. The new candidates for Unicode 12 include service dog, deaf people, and mixed-race couples. Since these are possible candidates, there's no way to tell if these would make it up to the final list.  These new emoji candidate suggestions include diving mask, waffle, Hindu temple, white heart, ice cube, sloth, flamingo, skunk, ballet shoes, falafel, onion, garlic, otter, and more. Unicode said that the list of draft candidates will be reviewed and finalized this September. Apple will include the new Unicode 12.0 Emojis sometime in fall 2019, while the Unicode 11 emojis will be added to iOS later this year. Additionally, Emojipedia also listed the provisional candidates for 2020 including a ninja, magic wand, mammoth, feather, and dodo. Unicode president Mark Davis said: Leading up to July, we'd already decided on the bulk of the candidates for 2019. We had a special focus on accessibility, and were working out how to do a last few accessibility emoji and how to handle mixed-skin-tone groups. In July, we further solidified the draft specification for Emoji 12.0, and added to the candidate list two new accessibility emoji and the 55 mixed-skin-tone couples. Source ...

PUBG Mobile Lite beta with smaller map, 40 players released for devices with low RAM

Tencent has silently launched the PUBG lite version of its battle royale shooter in the Philippines. PUBG is company’s most popular battle royale game across the globe. The LITE version is based on Unreal Engine 4, and it’s optimized for devices with low RAM.

This move makes the PUBG Mobile Lite compatible with more Android phones including the low-end models without necessarily compromising the gameplay experience. The company claims that the experience of both remains the same but with greater device compatibility. Changes over the original include a smaller map clocking in at 2×2 km a map (ordinarily 8×8 km), and instead of 100 players, each match can only fit 40.

The beta access to the Lite version is currently limited to the Philippines and no information about the wide release. The game doesn’t seem to be working even if you wish to side-load the APK and the OBB files.

Reviews on the Play Store state that the graphics aren’t as good in PUBG Mobile Lite as they are in the regular release, but that is a given. If you are a reader from the Philippines, you can download the PUBG Mobile Lite from the Play Store. You can also join the PUBG Mobile Lite Facebook group to stay …

Tencent has silently launched the PUBG lite version of its battle royale shooter in the Philippines. PUBG is company's most popular battle royale game across the globe. The LITE version is based on Unreal Engine 4, and it's optimized for devices with low RAM. This move makes the PUBG Mobile Lite compatible with more Android phones including the low-end models without necessarily compromising the gameplay experience. The company claims that the experience of both remains the same but with greater device compatibility. Changes over the original include a smaller map clocking in at 2x2 km a map (ordinarily 8x8 km), and instead of 100 players, each match can only fit 40. The beta access to the Lite version is currently limited to the Philippines and no information about the wide release. The game doesn't seem to be working even if you wish to side-load the APK and the OBB files. Reviews on the Play Store state that the graphics aren't as good in PUBG Mobile Lite as they are in the regular release, but that is a given. If you are a reader from the Philippines, you can download the PUBG Mobile Lite from the Play Store. You can also join the PUBG Mobile Lite Facebook group to stay ...

Facebook merges its Internet projects under ‘Connectivity’ to improve internet infrastructure

Facebook today has introduced ‘Connectivity’ which is its new umbrella organization that contains the company’s various Internet-for-all projects including the Internet.org. The aim of Connectivity is to bring internet access to the 4 billion people who still don’t have it and improve internet infrastructure in less-connected parts of the world.

This project in short looks like a collective endeavor to link people who lack internet access that was started by the Internet.org back in 2013 which is its first step to start connecting the unconnected parts of the world. This initiative is also the home of Facebook’s “high-altitude platform” projects for beaming down Wi-Fi lasers to unconnected.

Facebook back in June said that it is no longer building aircrafts like Aquila, but that it will continue to work with partner companies like the aerospace manufacturer Airbus to invest in that kind of technology and to increase access via towers and satellites. It is also announcing new analytics tools that gives more insights of even more user data to aid wireless operators and mobile device makers.

Another tool on the list is the Actionable Insights. It collects information about network coverage and download speeds from Facebook users. The Connectivity group’s projects include Terragraph, which aims to connect high-density urban areas; OpenCellular, an …

Facebook today has introduced 'Connectivity' which is its new umbrella organization that contains the company's various Internet-for-all projects including the Internet.org. The aim of Connectivity is to bring internet access to the 4 billion people who still don't have it and improve internet infrastructure in less-connected parts of the world. This project in short looks like a collective endeavor to link people who lack internet access that was started by the Internet.org back in 2013 which is its first step to start connecting the unconnected parts of the world. This initiative is also the home of Facebook's "high-altitude platform" projects for beaming down Wi-Fi lasers to unconnected. Facebook back in June said that it is no longer building aircrafts like Aquila, but that it will continue to work with partner companies like the aerospace manufacturer Airbus to invest in that kind of technology and to increase access via towers and satellites. It is also announcing new analytics tools that gives more insights of even more user data to aid wireless operators and mobile device makers. Another tool on the list is the Actionable Insights. It collects information about network coverage and download speeds from Facebook users. The Connectivity group's projects include Terragraph, which aims to connect high-density urban areas; OpenCellular, an ...

Google integrates News with Assistant to make it easily accessible on smart home devices

Back at Google I/O, Google launched the new ‘Google News’ to help you keep up with the news that matters to you. To bring you news while your hands and eyes are busy doing some other thing, Google today is bringing the best of Google News to devices with the Google Assistant so that you can stay up to date wherever you are.

Google’s smart Displays with Assistant are finally rolling out in the US, this offers you get more done with a glanceable touchscreen and offer video or audio news briefings to catch you up on headlines, sports, politics, and more. You can choose your preferred news sources from hundreds of national and local broadcasters including CNBC, CNN, Cheddar and more. All you have to do is just ask, “Hey Google, what’s the news?”

The Google Assistant will find relevant videos from YouTube to play on your Smart Display, and on Assistant speakers like Google Home, it will read out excerpts from news articles from a growing list of publishers. All these features are available today on Android phones and will soon be coming to Android Auto and Assistant-enabled headphones. However, they are limited to the US and is planning on expanding it …

Back at Google I/O, Google launched the new 'Google News' to help you keep up with the news that matters to you. To bring you news while your hands and eyes are busy doing some other thing, Google today is bringing the best of Google News to devices with the Google Assistant so that you can stay up to date wherever you are. Google's smart Displays with Assistant are finally rolling out in the US, this offers you get more done with a glanceable touchscreen and offer video or audio news briefings to catch you up on headlines, sports, politics, and more. You can choose your preferred news sources from hundreds of national and local broadcasters including CNBC, CNN, Cheddar and more. All you have to do is just ask, “Hey Google, what’s the news?” The Google Assistant will find relevant videos from YouTube to play on your Smart Display, and on Assistant speakers like Google Home, it will read out excerpts from news articles from a growing list of publishers. All these features are available today on Android phones and will soon be coming to Android Auto and Assistant-enabled headphones. However, they are limited to the US and is planning on expanding it ...

Skyworth M20 Smart LED TV Series launched in India starting at Rs. 12999

Skyworth has launched the M20 SMART LED TV Series in the Indian market in exclusive partnership with Amazon.in. The new series includes three models; 32-inch, 43-inch and 49-inch screen sizes. The TV series comes packed with inbuilt game, inbuilt WiFi, live TV apps, net range app stores.

The M20 SMART LED TV Series comes equipped with DTS sound, M20 series offers extraordinary sound effects which will transport you to the scene playing on the TV. Additionally, it comes with various picture and audio mode options. Except for the 49-inch, the 32 and 43-inch TVs pack HD display with IPS panel on the 43 and 49-inch models.

The M20 Series of LED TV base model sports a 32-inch model with an HD LED display (1366 x 768 resolution), 60Hz refresh rate, 20Watts of speaker inbuilt speaker output and 2 input ports for HDMI and USB, each. It also comes with a 1200:1 contrast ratio and a Quad-core processor with a dual-core GPU.

While the 43-inch variant rocks a Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) LED LCD panel with 60 Hz refresh rate, 1000:1 contrast ratio. The speaker output is the same at 20 W. Lastly, the 49-inch model also sports a full HD 1080p display, 60Hz refresh rate, 20W speaker setup. There …

Skyworth has launched the M20 SMART LED TV Series in the Indian market in exclusive partnership with Amazon.in. The new series includes three models; 32-inch, 43-inch and 49-inch screen sizes. The TV series comes packed with inbuilt game, inbuilt WiFi, live TV apps, net range app stores. The M20 SMART LED TV Series comes equipped with DTS sound, M20 series offers extraordinary sound effects which will transport you to the scene playing on the TV. Additionally, it comes with various picture and audio mode options. Except for the 49-inch, the 32 and 43-inch TVs pack HD display with IPS panel on the 43 and 49-inch models. The M20 Series of LED TV base model sports a 32-inch model with an HD LED display (1366 x 768 resolution), 60Hz refresh rate, 20Watts of speaker inbuilt speaker output and 2 input ports for HDMI and USB, each. It also comes with a 1200:1 contrast ratio and a Quad-core processor with a dual-core GPU. While the 43-inch variant rocks a Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) LED LCD panel with 60 Hz refresh rate, 1000:1 contrast ratio. The speaker output is the same at 20 W. Lastly, the 49-inch model also sports a full HD 1080p display, 60Hz refresh rate, 20W speaker setup. There ...

Sony Xperia H8416 and H9436 / H9493 smartphones with FHD+ display surface, could be announced at IFA

Sony might be preparing to launch new smartphones at the IFA on August 31st. Looking at the UAProfs user-agent profiles, the two phones come with model numbers  H84XX (H8416) and the second is the H94XX (H9436, H9493). 

Going by the previous model numbers, the Xperia XZ2 Premium had model number H81XX, the Xperia XZ2 had H82XX, and the Xperia XZ2 Compact had H83XX. So, it is likely the H84XX might be another flagship device; the XZ3. As for the second model, we haven’t a Sony model in the past with a similar model number, so it a bit difficult to judge the series.

However, both devices will sport an FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels). Unfortunately, that is where all the good stuff end, so it might be a while before we see any further details on the upcoming Sony flagships.

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Sony might be preparing to launch new smartphones at the IFA on August 31st. Looking at the UAProfs user-agent profiles, the two phones come with model numbers  H84XX (H8416) and the second is the H94XX (H9436, H9493).  Going by the previous model numbers, the Xperia XZ2 Premium had model number H81XX, the Xperia XZ2 had H82XX, and the Xperia XZ2 Compact had H83XX. So, it is likely the H84XX might be another flagship device; the XZ3. As for the second model, we haven't a Sony model in the past with a similar model number, so it a bit difficult to judge the series. However, both devices will sport an FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels). Unfortunately, that is where all the good stuff end, so it might be a while before we see any further details on the upcoming Sony flagships. Source 1, 2, 3 | Via