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Peterborogh GCSEs: Strong set of results at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Peterborogh GCSEs: Strong set of results at Ormiston Bushfield Academy Thorpe St Andrew School principal Ian Clayton was celebrating his last set of GCSE results - which saw the school achieve a grade 4 plus pass rate for English and maths of 75pc. The provisional Progress 8 score is +0.52, meaning that on average the students gained half a grade higher than the national averages in their subjects. [Full Article...]

Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ coming to iPhone, Android next month

Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ coming to iPhone, Android next month It will be free to download with in-app purchases. It's not clear just yet how the microtransaction system works, but keep checking back with GameSpot for more on that. Mario Kart is coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android. ■Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips! City courses, special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods at lau... [Full Article...]

Huawei to Launch Mate 30 without Google Cloud

Huawei to Launch Mate 30 without Google Cloud A Reuters report citing "a source familiar with the matter" claims the launch is set for 18 September in Munich but will go ahead despite the ongoing trade ban. Otherwise, the brand will simply continue to develop its own operating system and ecosystem. The Commerce Department declined to comment. It could simply introduce its own app store for Android devices, thus obviating the Play Store, ... [Full Article...]

Google's Pixel smartphone production is being shifted from China to Vietnam

Google's Pixel smartphone production is being shifted from China to Vietnam Nikkei notes that under current plans, Pixel 3A phones will shift production from China to Vietnam before the end of the year. The report cites a source who claims that Google plans to double smartphone production this year to 8 to 10 million units. [Full Article...]

Apple announces September 10 event; iPhone 11 series expected

Apple's September 10 event is slated to begin promptly at 10 am Pacific. For years now, Apple has introduced new iPhones during the second week of September and they reached customer hands a week or so later. Specifically, Apple for the first time will now offer third-parties the exact same training, tools, and parts as those used by Apple technicians. CNET compiled a host of rumored feat... [Full Article...]

Mario Kart Tour will be available to download on September 25

Mario Kart Tour will be available to download on September 25 In Mario Kart Tour , will be able to play regular Mario Kart gameplay while collecting drivers such as Mario as well as karts and gliders. Mario Kart Tour will follow the likes of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run , as with Dr. Mario World . The entire game is meant to be played with only one finger. [Full Article...]

Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Alexa made it even better

Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Alexa made it even better While the wearable does come with a microphone, it lacks a speaker so one will have to view the Alexa results on the display. The Fitbit Versa 2 costs £199.99 / $199.95 / AU$299.95 / AED899. According to Fitbit , the company collaborated with academic and medical experts from Fitbit's Advisory Panel, which include clinical and exercise psychologists, nutritionists, sleep scientists and more ... [Full Article...]

Redmi K30 smartphone confirmed to come with 5G support

Redmi K30 smartphone confirmed to come with 5G support The post also explained how the Snapdragon 665 is an 11nm chip and because of its small size, the power efficiency of the device will increase. Yes, the Redmi Note 8 will also be a phone focused on the gaming experience. Though, Redmi Note 8 may come bundled with a 10W charger inside the box and not a fast charger. Launch dates and times for countries outside of China have not been confirmed... [Full Article...]

Baidu Has Overtaken Google in the Smart Speaker Market

Baidu Has Overtaken Google in the Smart Speaker Market So Baidu's impressive growth shows the impressive power of the Chinese market. Amazon led the way with 6. 6 million shipments in the second quarter, giving it 25.4 percent share of the global market. Moreover, Google's footprint shrunk at a time when worldwide smart speaker shipments grew by 55.4 percent. That's insane growth. For Google , it saw -19.8%. [Full Article...]

Partnership set up to fight illegal robocalls across the country

Partnership set up to fight illegal robocalls across the country In addition to deploying STIR and SHAKEN, the carriers participating in this agreement have pledged to make their anti-robocall tools available to customers for free and to roll out a new system that will label calls as legitimate or spam. Congress has been working on legislation to crack down on unwanted calls in recent months. The Senate passed a bill in May with almost unanimous approval, pro... [Full Article...]

Huawei Kirin 990 processor to launch on September 6

Huawei Kirin 990 processor to launch on September 6 Furthermore, Yanmin Wang, one of the higher-ups at Huawei , confirmed to TechRadar the companies new chipset will be featured in the much delayed Huawei Mate X . Will the new chip be an integrated 5G chip? So far we know that the Kirin 990 will be produced on TSMC's 7nm EUV process which will provide 20% greater transistor density and in turn increased power efficiency. [Full Article...]

Intel launches 10th Gen Comet Lake processors with LPDDR4X Support

Intel launches 10th Gen Comet Lake processors with LPDDR4X Support The new 10th gen Comet Lake chips will also not be as capable in handling graphics-rich processing as well, which means action-packed games could be a pain on Comet Lake enabled devices. Sorting through all these different "Lakes" and process nodes is confusing enough, but what about the elongated model numbers? Intel's Comet Lake processors are officially the latest 10th generation Intel... [Full Article...]

Huawei says impact of U.S. trade restrictions less than feared

Huawei says impact of U.S. trade restrictions less than feared The company also announced the launch of MindSpore, an AI computing framework that supports development for AI applications in any scenario. "It seems it is going to be a little less than that", Huawei deputy chairman Eric Xu said this week at a news conference, noting that its smartphone business is doing "much better" than originally expected. [Full Article...]

Nokia 3 V budget Android phone launching on Verizon

Nokia 3 V budget Android phone launching on Verizon HMD Global has confirmed that it will unveil its next-gen Nokia smartphones at the upcoming IFA trade show, to be held from September 6-11 in Berlin, Germany. It has also entered talks with USA carriers to bring the handset stateside. Presently, 5G smartphones come with a price tag above $800. As the name suggests, the new Nokia 105 (2019 ) is the successor to 2017 Nokia 105 . [Full Article...]

Google will release a wall-mounted speaker Nest Mini

Google will release a wall-mounted speaker Nest Mini The Google Nest Mini will ship with wall mounting capability bundled inside the product package. Perhaps the best news for fans of the device is that the sound will reportedly be much better, "with higher maximum volume and better bass and quality overall". [Full Article...]

This very large cat is up for adoption

This very large cat is up for adoption B is a CHONK". Morris Animal Refuge has now raised US$1,458 for the 26-pound cat's veterinary care, according to their Facebook page. "He's a chonk of a chonk", reads the August 22 post, which features a photo of a shelter employee attempting to hold Mr. [Full Article...]

23 local governments in Texas crippled by coordinated ransomware attack

23 local governments in Texas crippled by coordinated ransomware attack The department declined to name the specific cities that were attacked, but said the majority were smaller local governments. "Responders are actively working with these entities to bring their systems back online". In May, about 10,000 computers belonging to Baltimore's city government were infected with RobbinHood ransomware, in an attack that is expected to cost the city millions of doll... [Full Article...]

Cyberpunk 2077 Stream Announced, To Show 15 Minutes of Gameplay

Cyberpunk 2077 Stream Announced, To Show 15 Minutes of Gameplay Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be one of, if not the, most technically advanced games of this generation. We only have one thus far and E3 failed to give us another one, though it did give us Keanu Reeves calling us breathtaking. CD Projekt Red have also commented on Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer component, which was announced then they stopped talking about it, then their boss said it was being worked... [Full Article...]

Android 10 is the official name of Android Q

Android 10 is the official name of Android Q The company states that it has chose to change the naming scheme for its mobile operating system due to the earlier scheme wasn't always understood by everyone in the global community. "So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out loud, it wasn't intuitively clear that it referred to the version after KitKat ", said Sameer Samat VP of Android Product Management, Android . [Full Article...]

Apple Card may be made of titanium but it is incredibly fragile

Apple Card may be made of titanium but it is incredibly fragile If your card gets dirty, Apple recommends using a slightly damp microfibre cloth to wipe it clean, very gently. Apple advises that you shouldn't put your Apple Card next to any other card. Your name, card number, expiration, and security code are all available on this screen, just as you would expect from any other credit card. There is also a cleaning part to keep in mind. [Full Article...]


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