Apple's Evolutionary iPhone 11 Refresh To Bring New Taptic Engine, Wide-Angle Smart Frame Cam

Apple's Evolutionary iPhone 11 Refresh To Bring New Taptic Engine, Wide-Angle Smart Frame Cam
If you were expecting a revolutionary design update for the 2019 family of iPhones, you’re going to be woefully disappointed. As widely expected, this year’s iPhone refresh will look much like the 2018 iPhones, which looked nearly identical to the 2017 iPhone X.

The iPhone 11 family — as it’s being called for now — is most easily differentiated

Source: Hot Hardware – Apple’s Evolutionary iPhone 11 Refresh To Bring New Taptic Engine, Wide-Angle Smart Frame Cam

Apple To Release Three 'iPhone 11' Models This Fall, Report Says

Similar to last year’s introduction of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple will release three new ‘iPhone 11’ models this fall, news outlet 9to5Mac reported on Tuesday. From the report: The new iPhones will feature the Apple A13 chip, internally known by its platform codename Cebu, model T8030. According to people who’ve seen the devices, all three iPhone 11 models will still feature a Lightning port, contrary to some speculation that they would be moving to USB-C after the change on iPad Pro last year. The ‘iPhone 11’ models are known as D42 (iPhone12,3) which will replace the iPhone XS; D43 (iPhone12,5) which will replace the iPhone XS Max; and N104 (iPhone12,1) which will replace the iPhone XR. D42 and D43 will have a 3x OLED Retina display, while N104 will still feature the 2x Liquid Retina display just like the current generation. All three iPhones will feature the same screen resolution as their predecessors.

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Source: Slashdot – Apple To Release Three ‘iPhone 11’ Models This Fall, Report Says

Huawei lays off two thirds of its US research division

The rumors of Huawei laying off a large chunk of its US staff have come to pass. The company is cutting over 600 of the 850 jobs at its Futurewei Technologies research wing in the country in response to the “curtailment of business operations” by th…

Source: Engadget – Huawei lays off two thirds of its US research division

Fortnite's Decline Is Reportedly Hitting Microsoft's Gaming Business The Hardest

Fortnite's Decline Is Reportedly Hitting Microsoft's Gaming Business The Hardest
Microsoft capped off its record fiscal year with $33.7 billion in revenue during its most recent quarter, to go along with operating income of $12.4 billion and a profit of $13.2 billion. Not too shabby. However, gaming revenue took a hit, and there is speculation that Fortnite, one of the most popular games on the planet, is the reason why.

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Source: Hot Hardware – Fortnite’s Decline Is Reportedly Hitting Microsoft’s Gaming Business The Hardest

How To Create and List Local and Remote Git Branches

Branches are part of the software development process and one of the most powerful features in Git. Branches are essentially pointers to a certain commit. When fixing a bug or working on a new feature, developers are creating a new branch which later can be merged into the main codebase.

Source: LXer – How To Create and List Local and Remote Git Branches

AG Barr Says Consumers Should Accept Security Risks of Encryption Backdoors

U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications. From a report: In remarks, Barr said the “significance of the risk should be assessed based on its practical effect on consumer cybersecurity, as well as its relation to the net risks that offering the product poses for society.” He suggested that the “residual risk of vulnerability resulting from incorporating a lawful access mechanism is materially greater than those already in the unmodified product. […] Some argue that, to achieve at best a slight incremental improvement in security, it is worth imposing a massive cost on society in the form of degraded safety.” The risk, he said, was acceptable because “we are talking about consumer products and services such as messaging, smart phones, e-mail, and voice and data applications,” and “not talking about protecting the nation’s nuclear launch codes.”

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Source: Slashdot – AG Barr Says Consumers Should Accept Security Risks of Encryption Backdoors

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Tipped To Rock Snapdragon 855+, 256GB, 4300 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Tipped To Rock Snapdragon 855+, 256GB, 4300 mAh Battery
We are roughly two weeks away from the big unveil of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 family, and like clockwork, additional details on the smartphones are starting to rise to the surface. The latest bit of information comes from ever-reliable gadget leaker Evan Blass.

According to Blass’ latest report, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ will

Source: Hot Hardware – Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Tipped To Rock Snapdragon 855+, 256GB, 4300 mAh Battery

The Mister Rogers 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood' Movie Gets A Trailer

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This is a trailer for the Thanksgiving release of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, starring second nicest man in the world Tom Hanks as first nicest man in the world Fred Rogers. It looks like the kind of movie you can expect to smile and cry at the same time while watching. Still, it was a little hard for me to see Tom Hanks and try to pretend he’s Mister Rogers. I know Mister Rogers. I’ve honestly probably seen all 912 episodes of his show, and a lot two or three times. “And you’re still a monster.” Unfortunately, I’m afraid I was a little too young to internalize his message.

Keep going for the trailer.

Source: Geekologie – The Mister Rogers ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ Movie Gets A Trailer

Netflix's Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Has a New Teaser and a Release Date

Action-packed as the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Invader Zim movie Enter the Florpus was, it dropped during San Diego Comic-Con with nary a detail as to when folks would be able to watch it. Now, though, we know exactly when everyone’s favorite alien is going to be right back on TV screens where he belongs.

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Source: io9 – Netflix’s Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Has a New Teaser and a Release Date

Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant

Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It’s meant to be more like a personal ass…

Source: Engadget – Pandora’s Voice Mode is your personal music assistant

AMD Flute Zen 2 Ryzen SoC Leaks Online And Could Be Bound For Project Scarlett

AMD Flute Zen 2 Ryzen SoC Leaks Online And Could Be Bound For Project Scarlett
Well, this is interesting—benchmark results for a mysterious AMD “Flute” chip have popped up online, leading some people to speculate that it is an early sample of the custom system-on-chip (SoC) that will find its way into Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scarlett console. We cannot say for sure if that it is what it really is, but the reported

Source: Hot Hardware – AMD Flute Zen 2 Ryzen SoC Leaks Online And Could Be Bound For Project Scarlett

GCC vs. Clang Compiler Benchmarks On POWER9 With Raptor's Blackbird

While for Intel x86_64 with the latest compilers it’s a very competitive race between LLVM Clang and GCC, how is that battle playing out on the IBM POWER9 front? Using the interesting Raptor Blackbird with IBM POWER9 4-core / 16-thread CPU, here are some recent benchmarks I did between GCC 9, GCC 10, and LLVM Clang 8.

Source: Phoronix – GCC vs. Clang Compiler Benchmarks On POWER9 With Raptor’s Blackbird

You can watch the 'Fortnite' World Cup finals while playing 'Fortnite'

Are you such a big Fortnite fan that you can’t bear the thought of having to stop playing to watch the Fortnite World Cup finals? You’re in luck. Epic Games has introduced picture-in-picture streaming as part of the game’s 9.41 update, giving you a…

Source: Engadget – You can watch the ‘Fortnite’ World Cup finals while playing ‘Fortnite’