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Amazon Echo Hack: Malware Attack Can Listen Through Microphone

Amazon Echo Hack: Malware Attack Can Listen Through Microphone Barnes agrees that his work should serve as a warning that Echo devices bought from someone other than Amazon-like a secondhand seller-could be compromised. "However, product developers should not take it for granted that their customers won't expose their devices to uncontrolled environments such as hotel rooms". [Full Article...]

Google offers Rs 1.4 Cr to 16-yr-old Chandigarh boy

Google offers Rs 1.4 Cr to 16-yr-old Chandigarh boy Harshit Sharma will be employed by Google in its graphic designing department and will be paid a salary package of Rs 1.44 crore per annum. Well, Harshit Sharma , a student of Class 12 of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33-B, Chandigarh is living the dream all of us had. [Full Article...]

Asteroid flyby to help NASA test planetary defence

Asteroid flyby to help NASA test planetary defence As said by the scientists , the asteroid , which could be as big as 100 feet in size is unknown and will give scientists a rare opportunity to test its space threat-scanning capability. Paul Chodas, a manager working on the project, said: 'This is the flawless target for such an exercise because while we know the orbit of 2012 TC4 well enough to be absolutely certain it will not impact Earth... [Full Article...]

Stardew Valley's Multiplayer Gets Release Window and New Details

Stardew Valley's Multiplayer Gets Release Window and New Details Players will be able to invite up to three others into their world, each taking the role of a farmhand, with the ability to do most things the main player is able to do. We're still working out what that will be. For non-Steam version, the system has yet to be worked out. Chucklefish stressed that there won't be local multiplayer or split-screen (drat!), or PVP, at least not initially. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D

Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D The plan encompasses every model of Surface , including the Surface Pro tablet/laptop hybrid , the Surface Studio PC , the Surface Book high-end laptop, and the new student-focused Surface Laptop . Microsoft's Surface Laptop, with Windows 10 S, is available as part of the new Surface Plus subscription program, in addition to Surface Pro , Surface Book and Surface Studio . [Full Article...]

SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month

SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month The company posted as much on its official Facebook page in a clarifying dispatch that should ease worries about system availability in the lead up to the $79.99 micro-console's September 29 launch. Others, however, remain unconvinced that Nintendo will be able to keep up with demand. That business model reached its peak previous year with the NES Classic, which shrank the venerable Nintendo Ent... [Full Article...]

90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees

90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees Using statistical tools, the authors found that there's a 5 percent chance Earth will warm 2 degrees or less by the end of this century and a 90 percent chance that temperatures will increase from 2.0 to 4.9°C if historical trends continue unabated. [Full Article...]

Minecraft's cross-network update now playable in beta

Minecraft's cross-network update now playable in beta There will also be a beta on Xbox One released in the coming days. The update was announced in June during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference and is said to allow players to play together on any of the supported platforms via special multiplayer servers. [Full Article...]

Asus ZenFone 4 to launch on August 19

Asus ZenFone 4 to launch on August 19 The event invite and promo images were shared by Android Police. The teaser also reveals that the Asus ZenFone 4 will boast a dual camera setup. After launching the Zenfone 4 Max in July, Asus is now all set to launch the successor to Zenfone 3 smartphone series. [Full Article...]

Amazon Stops Selling Blu Smartphones Due To 'Security Concerns'

Amazon Stops Selling Blu Smartphones Due To 'Security Concerns' In December, Amazon pulled Blu's entry-level device from shelves after researchers from security firm Kryptowire discovered a firmware-updating app, Adups, was sending users' texts to a server in China. The issue is exactly what kind of data is actually being collected by this ADUPS application, and whether it presents a security or privacy risk. "Now nearly a year later, the devices are s... [Full Article...]

Google lands itself in hot water over concerns regarding purchase tracking

Google lands itself in hot water over concerns regarding purchase tracking In 2015, researchers were able to hack into a CryptDB protected database of healthcare records and access over 50 percent (sometimes 100 percent) of sensitive patent data at an individual level. Google says it doesn't have access to that data directly. The details of how Google's algorithmic profile creation system works remains under wraps, which EPIC has taken issue with. [Full Article...]

Sony Music Revenue, Operating Income Up Double Digits In First Quarter

Sony Music Revenue, Operating Income Up Double Digits In First Quarter Sony also provided a specific breakdown of the results of the Game & Network Services segment of the business, which includes PlayStation and PlayStation Network. Sony did not give a reason for the price increase, which is mirrored across Europe, but has advised members that buying memberships before the new pricing goes live on August 31st will stack with any remaining membership - allowing those... [Full Article...]

Replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum

Replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum The gold lunar module was one of just three crafted by the jeweler Cartier and presented by the readers of the French newspaper Le Figaro to Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins during their post-flight visit to Paris in October 1969. [Full Article...]

Facebook AI robots shut down after creating own language humans can't understand

Facebook AI robots shut down after creating own language humans can't understand Facebook has shut down two artificial intelligences that appeared to be chatting to each other in a unusual language only they understood. Bob says: " i can i i everything else " followed by a series of full stops, to which Alice replies " balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to ". [Full Article...]

Apple Going Long On OLED For iPhone

Apple Going Long On OLED For iPhone It's thought Apple wants to develop the tech itself and then lease it to Asian suppliers who will make the screens on its behalf. In the meantime, Google is also expected to invest 1 trillion won in LG Display's OLED production as it is preparing for its first OLED smartphone. [Full Article...]

Samsung's latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds

Samsung's latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds Well, this is a first in the industry, Samsung said, and an achievement that unlocks a max download speed of 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps). However, with the new technology coming into the market, carriers will possibly tighten their belts and start testing 6CA speeds to bring them into the market soon. [Full Article...]

What Time Is the Total Solar Eclipse? Depends on Your Zip Code

What Time Is the Total Solar Eclipse? Depends on Your Zip Code The next solar eclipse is forecast to happen in 2024. This is the first time in over 90 years that all of North America will get to experience a solar eclipse because, as you might imagine, quite a few things must line up in order for this to occur. [Full Article...]

Microsoft kills off its Word Flow keyboard, promotes SwiftKey instead

Microsoft kills off its Word Flow keyboard, promotes SwiftKey instead Microsoft originally planned to "integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows" but then made a decision to bring Word Flow's features to SwiftKey. SwiftKey has always been popular with iOS users. Back in 2014, Microsoft Garage came to life to test out experimental applications on Android and iOS and other platforms. [Full Article...]

Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, says report

Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, says report With no other candidates in the running, Paris and Los Angeles were expected to reach an agreement with the International Olympic Committee on which city will host which Games. While Los Angeles was expected to push for youth sports funding and other possible financial considerations, terms of the deal were not immediately known. [Full Article...]

New DNA study casts doubt on major Bible claim

New DNA study casts doubt on major Bible claim The Canaanites , later known as the Phoenicians , are best known as the cursed descendants of Canaan which in the Book of Deuteronomy , the fifth book of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament , were ordered by God to be exterminated. [Full Article...]


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