The downgraded Huawei Mate 30 shows up in live images

Huawei said many times before that some of its smartphones will be launched in some markets under different names. The Nova series is a good example, as these smartphones are mainly aimed at the Chinese market, but many of them are released in other regions but under different names.The last device that follows Huawei’s marketing strategy is the Nova 5i Pro, which will be launched in China sometime in August. The same smartphone will be released in many other parts of the world as Huawei Mate 30 Lite, which would imply that it’s a slightly downgraded version of the Mate 30, the company’s … Read more: phonearena.com

Best laptop and tablet deals this week: Shop Chromebooks, iPads, Lenovo, and more

Just because Prime Day week is officially over doesn’t mean the deals are. In fact, there are still sales and discounts aplenty — and to keep up with our weekly routine, we sifted through the best ones exclusively on laptops and tablets to save you your hard-earned cash and gain you a brand-new personal device.  SEE ALSO: 6 of the best gaming laptops that cost less than $1,000 This week is a pretty diverse bunch — 2-in-1 laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, MacBook Airs, and refurbished Amazon Fire Tablets are all here (plus others that are sure to fill up your best-in-tech wishlist).  Take a look at all the best tablet and laptop deals that we found this week, and don’t forget …

The 12 Best Places for Photography in Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Pamukkale

The post The 12 Best Places for Photography in Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Pamukkale appeared first on TravelBreak. Reading Time: 8 minutes The best places for photography in Turkey and general travel tips for Turkey (adventure, luxury, and culture).  “This place should be a World Wonder… definitely over Petra.” Alyssa took the words right out of my mouth. We’d both been booked as speakers for the World Tourism Forum in Turkey and leveraged it to explore Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Izmir, Istanbul and Ephesus. “Can whole countries be world wonders?!” Wow. One of the best weeks of my life. But we almost didn’t come to Turkey. We agreed to disagree with our initial thoughts — we regret our hesitation to visit Turkey. We’d asked …

Charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time with this device, now on sale

TL;DR: The powerful BatteryPro portable charger is $89 (a savings of 10%) for a limited time in the Mashable Shop. Batteries are the Achilles heel of electronic devices. If only battery technology can keep up with the advancement of gadgets, then we wouldn’t have to scramble for power outlets multiple times a day. Until the tech gods come up with a way to make batteries last all day long (with streaming and all), we have no choice but to settle for chargers to keep us juiced up and connected on the go. The BatteryPro Portable Charger is an ultra-portable battery that is capable of refueling your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. Read more… More about Iphone, Apple Watch, Charger, Mashable …

A new version of Firefox will warn you if your passwords were pirated

The Bleeping Computer website is reporting that web browser Firefox should soon be equipped with a new function that will tell you if your personal data (e-mail address, passwords, address, etc.) has been pirated. The Mozilla team is gradually integrating its independent Firefox Monitor service natively into Firefox.  The service, which lists every time e-mail addresses have turned up data breaches, can also directly ping users if an e-mail address is found in such a cull. The service will be integrated into Firefox 70 (the current version is number 68), and is actually an implementation of the Have I Been Pwned database, with which Mozilla is now collaborating. Read more: news.yahoo.com

Android will soon make it easier to manage battery life on Bluetooth headsets

It’s a huge pain when you don’t know whether your Bluetooth earbuds are going to die or not. Google is going to fix that. Android users with Fast Pair Bluetooth devices will be getting some new features before the end of 2019, including more detailed battery life information and compatibility with Find My Device, Android announced on its developers blog Friday. The new battery features will allow users to see battery life percentages on individual devices. This means if you have True Wireless Stereo headphones, you’ll be able to see the battery life percentages for each earbud and the battery life of their case. Plus, users will be able to receive notifications when they hit certain percentages. Read more… More …

Check out the latest Google Pixel 4 renders

Earlier this month, the latest renders of the Google Pixel 4 were spotted. Of course, Google had taken some of the mystery out of the phone the previous month when it surprised everyone by tweeting an actual photo of the device. Today, @iGeeks published a series of fresh renders once again revealing the square camera module located on the upper left corner of the back. The Pixel 4 will have a pair of cameras in that housing, most likely a 12MP primary and a 16MP telephoto. There will be a ‘spectral sensor’ for better low-light photos and an improved bokeh effect on portraits. The new Pixels … Read more: phonearena.com

AOC: Nobody is ‘heartbroken’ at the prospect of losing their private health insurance

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that nobody in America would be “heartbroken” at the prospect of losing their private health insurance. The freshman congresswoman reportedly made the comment while dismissing concerns over implementing the single-payer system she supports. What are the details? According to Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s recent warnings over adopting Medicare for All, a plan that she and 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorse. After declaring that nobody would be “heartbroken” at the notion of losing their private plans, she acknowledged, “People like their health care, they like their doctor. But I’d be interested in what the public polling on Aetna would look like.” …

The Decentralisation Of Finance – Nick Zeeb, Clearmatics

Nick Zeeb is the tech lead at Clearmatics. He’s been obsessed by the blockchain since reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper and now finally gets paid to hack on blockchain technology. Before joining Clearmatics he worked as a senior engineer at a low latency FX exchange, an investment bank and a hedge fund. He holds a master’s degree in engineering and computer science from the University of Oxford. Nick will be talking about the potential of blockchain technology in the world of finance. He will give an overview of the current financial system and its problems, talk about the opportunities for blockchain technology and suggest practical approaches of how we can work with existing financial institutions to achieve these. We’d like …

IoT and Blockchain Used for Security, Identity, Coordination and Privacy – Stephan Tual, Slock.it

Stephan is the Founder and COO of http://slock.it, a project at the intersection of the IoT and blockchain that aims to address security, identity, coordination and privacy over billions of devices. Slock.it first product, the Ethereum Computer, disrupts the billion dollar disruptors by enabling anyone to rent, sell or share their property without middleman. And because it’s build on top of the Ethereum blockchain, Slock.it is always on, suffers no downtime, features cryptographic security by default, requires no login or signup, and can be audited by anyone. Stephan is the former CCO of Ethereum, has three startups under his belt and brings 20 years of enterprise IT experience to the Slock.it project. We’d like to thank the London Ethereum Meetup …

This neat stand turns your Apple Watch into a classic Apple iPod

Image: Elago Accessories company Elago recently its latest product, a neat stand that makes your Apple Watch look like a classic iPod (via 9to5Mac). The W6 stand works with all of Apple’s Watches (Series 1-4), and works with the device’s Nightstand mode. The stand will charge the watch, and can act as a neat, retro alarm clock. You can pick one up in the classic white with gray touch-wheel, or in black with a red one. It also won’t break the bank: it runs for $15 from the company. Elago has done this sort of thing before: it’s the company that created a Watch stand that looked like a miniature Macintosh computer, as well as a kind of pointless iPhone …

Ethernet wiring in new construction…. anyone do this?

So I called the home design person with my builder about this. I had forgotten to bring it up during the design phase so I'm going to call on Monday regarding it. The person I spoke with on the phone through kind of discouraged it as it's "expensive" and not really needed. I am a pretty advanced computer user so I really wanted ethernet lines finally. That said… she said they could price it out for the electrician but…. a) the lines could be daisy chained or home run b) they don't actually strip the ends and install the RJ45 caps… they just leave it behind the wall for a future install… why the hell would they do it half …

Family of couple who died protecting their infant child in El Paso gets death threats over Trump photo

Last week we learned of two of the many tragic deaths in the despicable and horrible massacre in El Paso, the passing of a husband and wife shot dead while shielding their two-month-old infant. In the days that followed, The President and Melania Trump visited victims in both Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, where the two attacks occurred. In the hospital in Texas, Trump posed for photos with several people, including the family of that couple, and the infant whose life they protected. That photo was used in both the mainstream press and on social media to attack the President and the First Lady as being ghoulish or inappropriate. As those public reprimands were well underway, the family members …

This week in games: A Cities: Skylines com-poo-ter, a new story for PUBG, and a new Valve game

Here’s the bad news: Netflix’s Witcher adaptation still looks ridiculous. The latest photo below, plus Ubisoft lays out what you’ll get from its subscription service (and it’s a lot), PUBG tries to retroactively add in a story, Tetris Effect comes to PC, rumors of a potential new Valve project, and one enterprising individual’s journey to make a computer in Cities: Skylines—from the sewer systems. This is gaming news for July 15 to 19. Free games galore This week’s Epic Games Store giveaway isn’t much to get excited about, unless you somehow missed Limbo for the entirety of the last decade. I’m sure there are some of you, but it seems almost impossible. But Epic’s redoubling its efforts next week, giving …

Every night, these sisters read bedtime stories online to kids around the world

Every night at 8 p.m. on the dot, sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard grab a few books, turn on their computer, and get settled in for a story time accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Zaria, 13, and Hailey, 8, live in Dover, Delaware, and love to read — their mother, Victoria Willard, told Good Morning America their home is filled with books, and she read to her daughters before they were even born. Knowing that not everyone has the luxury of a large library or someone to read to them, the sisters decided they would step in, using Facebook Live to host a bedtime story session every night. “Reading is good for you,” Hailey said. On Sundays, they …

I think I’m addicted to videogames.

I'm currently on vacation and visiting my grandma for a week so I do not have access to my computer. I used to play videogames on it every day before coming here and for some reason, now that I can't do it, I fell really depressed. Despite having brought a Nintendo Switch and a PsVita with me I don't even want to play games on them. I just connect the Switch to the TV and watch YouTube all day when my grandma and I are not going out. Can you please give me some advice on what to do? submitted by /u/weebmaster32 [link] [comments] Read more: reddit.com