IT&Software

Infiltration bid foiled, 2 militants killed: Army

Infiltration bid foiled, 2 militants killed: Army Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said they had recovered weapons from the militants, according to The Times of India . He said the slain were buried in Machil in a local graveyard. Thirty-eight militants were killed as the army foiled a total of 22 infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir until June 2017 . [Full Article...]

Serena Williams's Daughter Is Already Flexing Like Mom

Serena Williams's Daughter Is Already Flexing Like Mom Serena Williams' new addition to the family, baby girl Alexis Jr. seems to be as strong and independent as her mommy already! Earlier in the week, Serena shared a heartwarming first picture in which she was cuddling her newborn daughter. [Full Article...]

Google will Delete Your Android Backups After 60 Days of Inactivity

Google will Delete Your Android Backups After 60 Days of Inactivity Backups on Android are quite problematic anyway. What led Google to such a step is another story but the pain of this was experienced first-hand by a Reddit user . As Android Police advises , if you're taking a break from Android, make sure to use your device from time to time. "Your backup will remain as long as you use your device ". [Full Article...]

Fate of state budget remains up in the air

Fate of state budget remains up in the air Republican leaders said they didn't know what to expect during the House vote. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, said he would sign the bill if it passed. Those new limits would reduce required pension payments by $119 million this fiscal year and by $151 million in 2018-19. As part of the program, an executive administrative position within the governor's office would be created to oversee direct... [Full Article...]

Problems on the Tube in London

Problems on the Tube in London Police believe countless lives were saved when a crude homemade bucket bomb failed to detonate on a packed train in rush hour this morning. Eyewitnesses reported emergency services treated two different types of injury at the scene, with some suffering from flash burns and others trampled in the chaos that followed. [Full Article...]

IPhone X chip shows problems of Imagination

The price for 64GB variant in India is Rs 64,000 and that of 256GB is Rs 77,000. But this year is different. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are available for pre-order and they are selling out. In other words , you'll be forced to use Apple's new handset without its killer new feature. iPhone X sports a unique " FaceID " facial recognition system to unlock the device. [Full Article...]

BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner Checks if Your Device is Vulnerable

BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner Checks if Your Device is Vulnerable The typical malware as we know it today is usually contracted through malicious links or file downloads that will, in turn, deploy code to infect the host device. The BlueBorne attack vector requires no user interaction, is compatible to all software versions, and does not require any preconditions or configurations aside of the Bluetooth being active. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Azure confidential computing keeps data in use secret

Microsoft Azure confidential computing keeps data in use secret Azure confidential computing adds an extra layer of cloud security for enterprise customers that not only protects the data from hackers, but can also secure the data from government data collection efforts. This, Microsoft hopes, will allow it to offer secured cloud instances first for SQL customers, then to other Azure customers in various sectors. We're also offering hardware-based Intel SGX ... [Full Article...]

Gareth Bale abused during Real Madrid fan event

Gareth Bale abused during Real Madrid fan event The Brazil worldwide can boast three Champions League titles to his name, along with four La Liga crowns. He has scored 28 goals in 408 appearances with Real. I defend my team-mates as if they were my family and I am with them until the end'. "At Madrid we always want to win everything". Praising the Real Madrid Coach's work, Marcelo added, uniting a team with great players in such a short... [Full Article...]

Telcos set to reconnect the Caribbean after Irma

Telcos set to reconnect the Caribbean after Irma John , two of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, took almost a direct hit from Category 5 Irma , leaving many portions of both islands in shambles , forests stripped bare , and residents likely in the dark for weeks or months, officials say. [Full Article...]

Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal

Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal Joelle Pineau , a professor at the McGill School of Computer Science, will head the new lab, FAIR Montreal, which will start with 10 researchers and aims to grow to more than 30 researchers in the coming year. "Montreal already has an existing fantastic academic AI community, an exciting ecosystem of startups, and promising government policies to encourage AI research", Yann LeCunn, Facebook's chi... [Full Article...]

How to Use New Snapchat AR Bitmoji World Lenses

How to Use New Snapchat AR Bitmoji World Lenses Snap made all the elements available to users on Thursday with a Bitmoji app linked to Snapchat on both iOS and Android . As other messaging and social services seriously encroach on their users, the introduction of services like World Lens , animated 3D Bitmojis, along with the Friendmoji and Bitmoji Geofilters is sure to help users keep their Snap-Stories alive and active for much lon... [Full Article...]

Wenger surprised game went ahead after crowd problems

Wenger surprised game went ahead after crowd problems Five arrests were made and Arsenal issued a statement on Friday insisting the safety of supporters was the main concern at the time . The fans brought central London to a standstill in the afternoon and police said a number of flares had been discharged by the supporters. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's new tech ensures reduction in download sizes for Xbox One games

Microsoft's new tech ensures reduction in download sizes for Xbox One games It's only selling the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X now. Microsoft is likely going to release the feature for all Xbox One owners in the coming months. When the gamer goes to download a title, only those chunks with the relevant tags are pulled from Microsoft's servers. Considering that high quality audio makes up a significant part of game sizes, this will help quite significantly. [Full Article...]

Google Chrome Will Offer Relief From Noisy Autoplay Videos

Google Chrome Will Offer Relief From Noisy Autoplay Videos Google says this is one of the most frequent concerns from users: unexpected playback. If you're impatient to stop new browser tabs launching unwelcome surprises, the upcoming Chrome 63-due for release in October-will allow you to completely disable audio for particular sites. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant is coming to a pair of smart Bose headphones

Google Assistant is coming to a pair of smart Bose headphones Google's October event appears to be the ideal time and place to announce the new Google Assistant Bose headphones. "From an image leaked by a Reddit user , the QuietComfort 35 II headphones reflects the 'Google Assistant built-in" logo. [Full Article...]

There's good news and bad news about Equifax credit freezes

There's good news and bad news about Equifax credit freezes Last week, its leaders announced that thieves have stolen the trifecta - names, social security numbers and birth dates. Coffman also cautioned consumers to understand the terms and conditions of the services being offered by Equifax for information about the data breach , because they may affect your ability to take legal action in the future, according to the press release . [Full Article...]

Apple and Dell bid to acquire Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple and Dell bid to acquire Toshiba's memory chip business As the preferred (by Toshiba ) buyer, the Bain Capital-lead group deal is reportedly worth almost 2.4 trillion Yen ($22 billion USD) including $1.8 billion earmarked for infrastructure. 'The memory business is highly time sensitive. Seagate declined to comment on the Toshiba memory business. As Toshiba has previously stated , the confidential agreements between SanDisk and Toshiba pr... [Full Article...]

Facebook Snooze Button Lets You Temporarily Mute People

Facebook Snooze Button Lets You Temporarily Mute People All of us have people in our Facebook networks that we like to remain connected to. One can block an annoying business page/group or a friend for 24 hours , 7 days or 30 days. The Snooze function has, so far, only been spotted on the desktop version of Facebook in the United States, and it's hard to tell if or when this will get a wider rollout. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Comes with a Full-Screen Display

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Comes with a Full-Screen Display However, the problem is that Xiaomi has not yet formally launched smartphone sales in the United States, so getting your hands on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 might prove to be a challenge as you would have to order directly from the Xiaomi website. [Full Article...]


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