Fossil launches Fossil Sport, a Wear OS smartwatch running the Snapdragon 3100

Today, Fossil announces its latest smartwatch simply called: the Fossil Sport. The fitness-oriented Wear OS device will run the latest version of Wear OS with a revamped fitness and navigation UI. It also has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip that replaces the far-outdated 2100 chip. The Fossil Sport has a 350 mAh battery and comes in six body colors and there are 28 available silicone strap colors. There are also two sizes 41mm and 43mm with 18mm or 22mm bands, respectively, and the watch cases are made of aluminum…

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BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III remastered, and Overwatch gets a new cowboy

BlizzCon 2018 is the end of an era. Just a few weeks ago, Blizzard announced that co-founder and longtime president Mike Morhaime would be stepping down, replaced with J. Allen Brack. Today’s Opening Ceremony kicked off with Morhaime saying goodbye, and you know what? I’ll miss him. He was a great presenter, not in the overly slick way I’m accustomed to seeing at these sorts of shows, but with a quietspoken passion for the company he’d helped guide for 20-plus years. Blizzard lives on, though, and while 2019 won’t be…

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vivo Y93 is official with a big battery and affordable price

Another day, another vivo midranger goes official. The new phone is called vivo Y93 and is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 439 chipset, built on the 12 nm FinFET process. There is also a massive battery, screen with a waterdrop notch and dual cameras. The vivo Y93 packs a 6.2” LCD with HD+ resolution and 19:9 ratio. There are 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, but the official website is keeping mum on microSD availability. The new chipset arrives with eight Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.95 GHz and…

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A journey to a Moroccan village frozen in time

Our vehicle wound ever higher up the earthen road cutting through Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. Below me, the red soil spilled like wine between green dots of forest and sheets of white snow. I lost myself in the dizzying beauty of North Africa’s tallest peaks, and as I nervously peered out of the window, I saw there was no guardrail separating us from the sharp ledge and distant valley below. Our journey had started an hour earlier at the base of the mountain along an ancient caravan trail that connects…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 gets a 103 DxOMark score, boosted by 108 for photos

DxOMark were quick to give the freshly announced Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s dual camera a detailed run. Xiaomi’s latest and greatest posted a combined score of 103 which breaks down to a 108 photo and 93 video score. For reference, the combined score of 103 matches the Samsung Galaxy Note9 but sits below the iPhone XS Max (105) and Huawei P20 Pro (109). The photo score of 108 more or less matches the Galaxy Note9’s 107 photo score. DxO praised the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s reliable and fast autofocus –…

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Google Chrome for Android soon to get a new Explore UI when opening a new tab

Google is testing a new “Explore” feature on its Android Chrome app and the good news is that you can test it out by yourself without needing to install Chrome Beta or Chrome Canary. The feature introduces a new layout when opening a new tab that will help you explore topics and websites based on your interests and browsing history. Here’s how it looks.     Screenshots from the new tab If you want to get it too, just head over to your Chrome app for Android, open a new tab,…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Travel in a clique & be sane: 4-point guide to organise a big, group trip

How to successfully travel in a large clique and keep your sanity. Yes, it is possible. The more the merrier doesn’t always hold true when you’re on a trip with a large group. Whether personal or professional, travelling with friends or colleagues can sometimes be demanding and your holiday will leave you feeling anything but refreshed. But, if you keep these tips in mind, you will have a good time. Look before you leap The first thing you need to do is research. And a lot of it. Find out all about the place you are…

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Why India needs a new higher education regulator

The Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Wednesday released a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) with a new regulator for the critical higher education sector. The regulator — Higher Education Commission of India — will focus on the quality of institutions. The the job of financial grant distribution, earlier with the commission, will now come under the ministry’s purview. This decision of transferring financial powers to the MHRD has upset some. On Thursday, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association said it will result in an…

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Travel tips, how to explore the best of London on a budget

The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London on a budget. (Just don’t count on the sunshine that blessed the royal wedding in a place where on average it rains about one out of every three days.) GO LOW (SEASON) London’s high season is late spring and summer…

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