Sunday, December 8, 2019

#Trending10 - Top 10 trending tech news for the week #49

#Trending 10 - Top 10 trending tech news for the week #49 @dejaysblog


What's trending in tech?, Transpiring from all the tech reviews made this week, from exciting news to the less exciting. Let's hop into all the trending news that caught our eye this week.

 1. Does the frame and refresh rate actually make a difference in gaming?
Does frame rate and refresh rate actually make a difference in gaming and will these factors actually make you a better gamer?  As the years come and go, tech companies have developed powerful graphic cards to improve gaming as well as monitors with high refresh rates to support the rendering of the graphics processed by graphic cards. Read more...

2. Google co-founders Page and Brin step down from Alphabet.
Google founders Page and Sergey Brin - founders of Google are stepping down from executive roles at Google's parent company, Alphabet. The two Standford graduate students announced in a letter published to Google's public blog. They will still remain employees of Alphabet but will no longer oversee the affairs of the tech empire created more than 20 years ago. Google's CEO Sundar Pichai will be replacing Page as the CEO of Alphabet. Read more...

3. The central Bank of SA plans to enact restrictions on cryptocurrency
The central bank of South Africa is preparing to introduce new rules to halt cryptocurrency from being used to evade currency controls. The Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Kuben Naido reportedly told the press that the new rules will be put in place in the first quarter of 2020. The central bank would put a restriction on the volume of local currency (rand) that can be sent
outside South Africa. Read more...

4. Our Memes of the Week #49: Baby Yoda Edition.
Here lies Baby Yoda. A character that appeared in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. It has since taken over the internet. Our hearts too, I mean look at he/she (can't really say).  Well, we are here for the glorious memes. Let's go... Read more...

5. Samsung's Galaxy S11 reportedly has a 108-megapixel camera and 5x telephoto.
Early renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S11 suggested that the phone would have a large camera bump, and now we have a better idea of what that bump might contain. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Samsung’s flagship phone for 2020 will use a 108-megapixel sensor for its main camera along with separate ultrawide and 5x telephoto lenses. The phone is also said to include a time-of-flight sensor, like this year’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus. 
Source: The Verge.

6. Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket sent cryptocurrency wallet to space.
SpaceChain has sent its blockchain hardware wallet technology to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Source: Decrypt.

7. Sander reveals a $150 billion plan to increase broadband access.
Bernie Sanders released a new $150 billion plan on Friday to increase broadband internet access across the U.S. and break up what his campaign labels "internet service provider and cable monopolies."
Source: Axios

8. iPhone SE 2 Might Actually Be Called the iPhone 9.
A new report from Macotakara states that the next low-cost iPhone could be called iPhone 9. Rumors so far, from reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, have referred to this device as iPhone SE 2.
Source: Oizchina

9. Apple could release 5 new iPhones next year.
The 2019 iPhone models haven’t even been officially announced yet, and we’re already starting to see reports about what will be in the 2020 iPhones. We’ve compiled the most notable ones here, but take these with a big grain of salt. Even if these reports are accurate representations of what suppliers are saying, or come from moles within Apple itself, the company’s plans can and do change. There’s still plenty of time before the design and features have to be totally set in stone.
Source: Macworld

10. Whatsapp now lets you set reminders thanks to Any.do integration.
WhatsApp is a pretty full-featured instant messaging platform, but it’s not in WeChat’s league when it comes to extra features. Fortunately, the Facebook-owned company has quietly revealed integration with the Any.do task manager.
Source: Android Authority

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