Day: September 10, 2019

Pixel 4 XL leaked photo reveals two back cameras and holepunch screen

first_img Tags Comments Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice $219 Compare these Pixel 3 and iPhone XS photos News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel 6:39 iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 camera comparison CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Every version of the Pixel to date has had a single rear camera. However, it is rumored that the next Pixel XL model will get two. Angela Lang/CNET The next Google Pixel might be getting more cameras and a sleek design overhaul. According to a leaked photo posted on the site SlashLeaks on Wednesday, the Pixel 4 XL will have two cameras on the back instead of the single one found on the Pixel 2 XL and 3 XL. Famously Google has had only a single rear camera on every Pixel model large and small. The company embraced using AI and machine learning to create photos that rival phones with two rear cameras like the iPhone XS or three back cameras like the Huawei P20 Pro. A second camera could be used for something other than photography like perhaps AR.pixel-4-xl-drawing-from-slashleaksThis drawing posted on SlashLeaks purportedly shows the Pixel 4 XL with dual rear and front facing cameras. SlashLeaks The drawings of the unreleased 4 XL also show an oval hole-punch display for two selfie cameras like on the new Galaxy S10 Plus. Famously, the Pixel 3 lacks a notch while the Pixel 3 XL has one of the largest found on any phone.Curious enough the drawing doesn’t show a fingerprint reader on the back. This omission could indicate that the next Pixel phone will have an in-screen fingerprint reader like the OnePlus 6T and Galaxy S10.Of course, the drawing hasn’t been verified so it should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, it’s still fun to think about.Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. See it 21 24 Photos Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Phones Google Huawei OnePluslast_img read more

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Game of Thrones cast tried to warn us about season 8

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Target Game of Thrones Share your voice The final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones airs Sunday. Helen Sloan/HBO Not since the Red Wedding have we heard such an outcry from Game of Thrones fans. Since the HBO series’ debut in 2011, we’ve endured bloody, tragic loss and joyous (mostly short-lived) victories as characters have battled for the Iron Throne. But the penultimate episode last Sunday received mixed reactions, with some defending Daenerys’ choices and others try to explain why fans feel so betrayed.Spoiler warning: If you haven’t watched the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, turn back now.Daenerys’ fiery attack on Kings Landing in episode 5, The Bells, left many fans shocked. A petition began circulating online a few days after the episode aired, demanding the replacement of writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and a complete overhaul of season 8. But what about the actors? A three-minute interview compilation posted on YouTube shows they might be just as concerned about the series finale as you. 6:20 Tags Ser Brienne of TarthGwendoline Christie’s character took a turn as well in the final season of the show. Brienne has been a fierce protector and trailblazer for women since her season 2 debut. As quickly as Brienne achieved her dream of being a knight, she and Jaimie made love and then he rode off to die with Cersei, leaving Brienne sobbing in the cold. “I was so upset for [Brienne],” Christie told Entertainment Weekly. “I know it’s just a character and I’m an actor who’s lucky to do her job. It’s so heartbreaking. But it’s life, isn’t it? Life is heartbreaking. I never assumed they would be together. I didn’t think that would happen. And now I can feel a million hearts breaking.” VarysSecrets finally caught up to the Master of Whisperers and he met a fiery demise at the beginning of episode 5. Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, told Entertainment Weekly he took the character’s exit “very personally.” “I took it as a person, not as an actor or an artist. I understood the reactions of previous actors who had been in the same position a lot more than I did at the time. You can’t help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven’t lived up to some expectation that you didn’t know about,” Hill said.  center_img MissandeiEmmanuel’s journey at Daenerys’ side came to an end in episode 4 at the hands of the Mountain. TV Guide noted that Missandei was the only woman of color with a significant role on Game of Thrones and her death was more than a bit upsetting for fans. “The one thing I would say is I really had wished that I had more time or scenes this season maybe with Daenerys or even with Cersei, scenes where we get to see her being brilliant before she dies,” Emmanuel told Entertainment Weekly. Emmanuel wrote a goodbye to her character and the show’s cast and crew on Instagram on May 7. “I know last night was pretty intense for some of you so I invite you to participate in my fantasy where I like to think that, right now… Missandei is sipping a rum on a beach somewhere in the sky,” she said. Jon Snow, aka Aegon TargaryenKit Harrington plays the raised-from-the-dead savior in the North, who’s now a handsome obstacle in Daenerys’ path to the throne. During an interview with Popbuzz, Harrington was asked to describe the show’s finale in one word. He pauses for a minute before saying it was “disappointing.” Harrington laughed at the interviewer’s shocked face and quickly recovered with “epic.” Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons, posted on Instagram earlier this week in her wig cap clutching a bottle of wine. “This is what it took not only to shoot ep5…but to watch it too!” she wrote. Comments Clarke also had a bit of trouble keeping a poker face during an Emmy red carpet interview last year alongside Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worn). When the Entertainment Tonight correspondent asked if the actors were happy with how the season concluded, Emmanuel quietly answered yes, while Clarke giggled nervously. The group laughed as Clarke said, “Best season ever!” Her smile contrasts to her comments in Vanity Fair last year, TV Guide reported. Clarke said that the Game of Thrones finale “f—ed me up,” and “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…” She trailed off with that. Tyrion Lannister Peter Dinklage, who isn’t an avid social media user, was asked his thoughts about the show’s finale by Entertainment Tonight’s Laura Zima. “There are no better writers in television than Dan Weiss and David Benioff,” Dinklage said. “They ended it brilliantly, better than I could’ve imagined. And, uh, you people are in for it.” Dinklage also questioned his character’s intelligence in the final season, wondering why Tyrion would choose to hide civilians in a crypt when the Night King has the power to raise the dead. Cersei Lannister When Lena Heady, who plays everyone’s favorite brother-loving villain, talked about her character’s final moments on the show, she said she had mixed feelings. Initially, Heady told Entertainment Weekly that she wanted her character to have a bigger ending. She said later she talked the scene over with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) and it made more sense for Cersei to go out with Jamie. Heady posted a photo on Instagram with a bundled up Emmanuel and commended her performance as Missandei. “I didn’t like that day up there,” Heady wrote, alluding to Missandei’s execution. TV and Movies TV and Movies 2last_img read more

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Some livestreamers make 50000 per hour playing video games report says

first_img Ninja and more Twitch streamers get their own toys Video Games Tech Industry Tags Post a comment Share your voice 1:20 Playing video games could make you more money than you think. Getty Images Publishers are reportedly paying popular livestreamers upwards of $50,000 to play their latest games live in an attempt to dethrone games like Fortnite.Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Take-Two Interactive Software are some of the publishers shelling out serious cash to streamers, according to a report published Saturday by The Wall Street Journal. Publishers sometimes send the streamers a beta of their game ahead of the release date. The streamer will then play through the demo on Twitch, a livestreaming platform, or upload a video of the play-through onto their YouTube channel. For example, Take-Two will reportedly pay livestreamers to test Borderlands 3 and Ubisoft plans to give streamers access to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.”Having celebrity streamers play games is an important part of the business,” Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s chief executive, said in an interview with the Journal. “It is relatively new, but it has to be organic. The streamers have to believe in it.”Publishers understand that “professional gamers” have massive followings and it’s one of the best ways to advertise their games. For example, streamers Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Sean “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin have more than 22 million subscribers (respectively) to date. McLoughlin earns about $300,000 per month and Blevins earns between $500,000 and $1 million per month, according to Celebrity Networth. Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Take-Two Interactive Software didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: 0last_img read more

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Facebook could hand over identity data for users suspected of hate speech

first_imgHate speech has been a nasty problem on social media. Graphic by Pixabay; illustration by CNET Facebook has struck a deal with France to turn over identity information on users suspected of posting hate speech on the platform, Reuters reported Tuesday. Digital Affairs Minister Cédric O said he reached an agreement with the social media site, according to the report. Facebook has also been using artificial intelligence technology to combat the increasing problems of fake accounts, fake news and hate speech. Between October 2018 and March 2019, Facebook took down more than 3 billion fake accounts, estimating that around 5% of monthly active accounts are fake. The deal with France came after talks between French President Emmanuel Macron and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Reuters said, adding that Facebook already hands over identity data like IP addresses to French authorities for users suspected of terrorist activity. The hate speech deal was made last week in a meeting between O and Nick Clegg, Facebook head of global affairs, the report said. “It means that the judicial process will be able to run normally,” O told Reuters. “It’s really very important, they’re only doing it for France.” A Facebook spokesperson told CNET that the company will “scrutinize every order” it receives from French authorities “and push back if is overbroad, inconsistent with human rights or legally defective.” “As a matter of course, we will no longer refer French law enforcement authorities to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty process to request basic information in criminal hate speech cases,” the spokesperson added in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. Mobile Mobile Apps Politics Online Inside Facebook’s election war room Facebook: New AI tech spots hate speech faster Twitter, Facebook ban far-right figures for fake accounts, hate speech Facebook takes down more than 3 billion fake accounts Share your voice Facebook combats hate speech 13:29 Now playing: Watch this: 41 What Facebook and Google say they’re doing to combat… 9 Photos Comments Tags The AI being used by the social media giant’s engineers is called self-supervised learning and enables the tech behind the site to adapt faster to spotting new forms of hate speech. “It’s really easy to lose hope, to pack up and go home,” Mike Schroepfer, Facebook chief technology officer, said in May. “But we can’t do that. We’re here to bring a better future to people, with technology.” Originally published June 25, 11:25 a.m. PT.   Update, 4:09 p.m.: Adds comment from Facebook. Facebooklast_img read more

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NASAs Whirlpool Galaxy views are totally trippy spacedout spirals

first_img Share your voice Tags In the second image, red veins appear to flow through the spiral arms of the galaxy. What you’re actually seeing are threads of dust that block visible light and just appear as empty space in the first image, but they glow red when seen through Spitzer’s infrared eye.  Making invisible clouds of dust and gas seen might not sound like the greatest trick in the world, but being able to see at different wavelengths helps astronomers pick up on the births and deaths of stars, among other cool things.  Spitzer’s super power has also revealed the largest of Saturn’s rings and even helps to spot small asteroids, a task that humanity can always use more help with, seeing as one just smashed into us last weekend.  NASA Spitzer telescope celebrates 15 years of astounding images NASA Space Whirlpool Review • Samsung Galaxy View review: Biggest Samsung tablet ever, smallest TV in your house Sci-Tech Four different views of the same spot on the other side of the universe.  NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is able to see parts of space that are literally invisible – to our puny human eyes, that is.  The above quadriptych of images shows the same thing: the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 or NGC 5194/5195, but at different wavelengths.  Keep in mind that there are different kinds of light and what our eyes can see is referred to as visible light, but using a device like Spitzer that can also see infrared light can make invisible features visible. It’s basically the same as night vision, but in this case it’s space vision.The view on the far left above shows the Whirlpool Galaxy as your eyes would likely see it. In this case the image was taken by a telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. But the two images on the right side show what it looks like when Spitzer isolates different infrared wavelengths from the galaxy. Combine infrared and visual light and you get the image marked (b), providing arguably the most complete picture of the galaxy. NASA shared all four of the images side-by-side for comparison on Wednesday. 15 Photos Samsung Galaxy View Preview • Samsung goes big on tablets with the 18-inch Galaxy View; starts at $599 from November 6 (hands-on) 0 Post a commentlast_img read more

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Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkietalkie project

first_img 12 Photos Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Share your voice • Apple had been working with Intel on the project, The Information said Monday. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The tech giant was forced to suspend the Walkie-Talkie watch app last month after being alerted to a bug that could have let eavesdroppers listen in on iPhones. All the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max rumors Now playing: Watch this: Sprint Comment 1 Mobile Mobile Apps Phones Wearable Tech Best Buy Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It $999 See it Apple iPhone XS reading • Apple reportedly shelves iPhone walkie-talkie project Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Boost Mobile Tags $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Apple See It 2:20 $999 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR A walkie-talkie feature could have allowed nearby iPhone owners to send messages without cell coverage. Angela Lang/CNET Apple has reportedly put a stop to its walkie-talkie project for the iPhone, which would have allowed people in the same area to send messages without cell coverage. The reasons for shelving the project aren’t yet known, The Information reported Monday, citing two sources.The company already has a Walkie-Talkie app for the Apple Watch. It launched with 2018’s WatchOS 5, letting users press a button on their smartwatch to talk and then hear another person’s voice come back. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. App store coming to Apple Watch See All Applelast_img read more

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VW offers best look yet at 2020 Golf Mk8 before fall debut

first_img3:45 5 things you need to know about the 2019 VW Golf GTI Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse Volkswagen Tags Check out the VW ID 3’s clever camouflage Enlarge ImageI’m not entirely sold on that sloping-brow front end just yet, but perhaps I’ll be swayed when I see it camouflage-free. Volkswagen The 2020 Volkswagen Golf in the US will be the final model year of the seventh-generation hatchback, but in Europe, the 2020 model year will bring an entirely new Golf to market. We haven’t heard too much about it yet, despite an impending reveal, but VW has finally seen fit to throw a teaser our way.Volkswagen on Wednesday published a teaser for the eighth-generation Golf, which is slated to debut this fall. The new hatchback was originally scheduled for a Frankfurt Auto Show debut, but VW reportedly pushed back the Golf in order to let the forthcoming ID 3 electric hatchback take the spotlight for itself.Not much appears to have changed between earlier spy shots and the teaser we see here. It’s wrapped in what appears to be a black-and-white version of the camouflage that hides the ID 3, and thankfully, it’s not the best camo out there. The headlights are positioned a little lower on the front end, giving the hood a stronger sort of eyebrow line across the front end. The general side shape is pretty close to the seventh-generation Golf, although the rear end looks to have a little more of a fastback-type slope to it, likely capitalizing on the market’s desire for those kinds of looks on cars and SUVs.Giving the ID 3 space to breathe wasn’t the only reason we heard for the Mk8 Golf’s delayed debut. In April, a report claimed that the new Golf was beset with software-based setbacks, related at least in part to its over-the-air upgrade capability. This reportedly messed with not only the scheduled debut, but also the start of production, which the report claims has been scaled back dramatically for the 2019 calendar year. The most recent report we read claims the Golf debut will now take place in October, which will slot nicely between the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows.While we won’t get the Mk8 Golf for about a year after Europe (Yanks had the same delay in receiving the seventh-gen Golf, too), VW is already winding things down for the 2020 model year in the US, creating one-ish-year gaps for models like the Golf R. We’ll likely receive only a slice of the total Golf variants on offer — the premature deaths of the Alltrack and SportWagen lead us to believe that the report claiming the US will only receive Mk8 GTI and Golf R variants is, in fact, true. More From Roadshow 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise inside 10 Photos Post a comment Review • 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit review: The best daily driver gets better Share your voice 0 More about 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… Future Cars Hatchbacks Volkswagenlast_img read more

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