Thursday, 25 May 2017
Latest news
Home » Sci-tech


Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

In the post, which will worry security agencies and companies around the world, the Shadow Brokers said: "In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing " TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month " service". Sean Dillon, a senior security analyst at RiskSense, said the group has proven they possess highly effective tools so people, particularly criminals, are very willing to pay for what them. Read More »

Cyber experts found older virus while tackling threat to hospitals


The Health Service she said, had identified "minimal" disruptions, and service delays were managed without impacting patient care to a "significant level" she said. Northern Ireland computer networks may have been infected by a virus that plunged parts of the NHS elsewhere in the United Kingdom into chaos, police have said. Read More »

IPad Pro 2 Release Will Be in June? That's What Sources Indicate


While the iPad Pro 2 will be the second generation of the tablet , it will not necessary carry that name, but will instead use the moniker, iPad Pro 2017. "We forecast 10.5" iPad shipments of 5.0-6.0mn units in 2017F, accounting for 15 percent of total 2017F iPad shipments". Dan Provost, the co-founder of Studio Neat , says a 10.5 inch screen (10.47 inch, to be precise) on the iPad Pro makes flawless sense since the width of the new iPad would be the same as the height of the iPad mini. Read More »

Google Announces Treble for Manufacturers to Launch Android Updates Faster


Silicon manufacturers, the companies that make the chips that power Android devices, modify the new release for their specific hardware. Who knows when a significant portion of Android devices will be updated to Android O to benefit from the initiative? Trebles are threes, and the project's name brings about a three-tier architecture for Android that's all about ensuring compatibility between versions now and into the future. Read More »

Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid


The player, who is now ranked 49th in the world, outplayed Murray, who has been in poor form of late and only recently lost in the semi-finals in the Godo Tournament in Barcelona. Despite the pressure of serving for the match, Coric remained cool to seal victory in just under 90 minutes on court when Murray fired wide to set up a quarter-final clash with Thiem. Read More »

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

In China, Vol. 2 launched to $48 million, 75 percent bigger than Guardians of Galaxy, which debuted in August 2014. Across the weekend, the #MCU's space-set story featuring Star-Lord and friends also made $124 million in foreign markets, adding to an already impressive $106 million opening overseas . Read More »

Why Apple is going to make an Echo killer


Like those speakers, Invoke will let people use their voices to cue it to play music, read the news, and schedule reminders. Microsoft, Cortana and Skype are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies . Microsoft and Harman Kardon are yet to release pricing information for the speaker, which launches in the USA fall. That should make for sound quality more in line with a premium, high-end speaker than its competitors. Read More »

Android O Beta Is Coming Soon, Says Google

While security vulnerabilities in the Android platform are nothing unusual, low distribution of Android 7 makes it more hard to shield the OS from malicious software. · Gingerbread (2.3 - 2.3.7): 0.9%. In its report G Data emphasised the increasing importance of having an antivirus or security app installed on your device that will help you keep out malware, trojans, viruses and phishing attacks. Read More »

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle confirmed for the Nintendo Switch


Renegade Roundup tasks players with sending some kart racers to "jail" while others try to break them out. This makes it hard to use items-many are based on hitting other players with projectiles-or play in the game's new Battle Mode. The console has sold almost three million units since its launch and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in fall 2017. Read More »

Sensex takes 267-pt hit, Nifty stumbles on oil worryline


The MSCI World index, which mirrors the movement in stocks, surpassed Tuesday's record to hit a new high on Wednesday. In terms of the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index closed higher by 0.48 per cent, while the small-cap index was up 0.36 per cent. Read More »

Full Bixby Vision now available on Verizon Galaxy S8 devices


The exact reason is not clear right now but the fact is that many Galaxy S8 owners have complained about it. There's an iris scanner that can be used to unlock the phone and access secure folders . It will also feature Apple Pay. Once some adhesive strips were applied to protect from dust, the shiny new S8's back was totally transparent. Prior to that, there was also a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 5 version running Android Marshmallow that was released to a select audience in a ... Read More »

Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit


The fact is it affects very few estates.If your parents' estate is worth less than $10.9 million, you don't have to worry about this tax. And even some Republican members of Congress from NY are having qualms. Larger standard deduction would mean lower tax bills. But to many taxpayers, the deduction is a cherished break that can save them thousands of dollars in double taxation. Read More »

Tekken 7 Cuts Roger Jr. Animal Activism


The animal activists complained about it. Boxing kangaroo Roger Jr isn't in Tekken 7 because Bandai Namco was anxious about complaints from animal activists , Tekken executive producer Katsuhiro Harada says. The developer has received many a complaint about his games, some of which depict scantily-dressed characters-both male and female. According to Harada, "Officially, we can't really comment on that because our company has strict policy about which titles we talk about for ... Read More »

Acer's New Leap Ware Smartwatch Focuses On Fitness


According to Acer, the Leap Ware is equipped with a MediaTek MT2523 chipset and MT5211 bio-sensing chip. It can be paired with an Android or iOS smartphone through the Liquid Life app. The company claims that the Smartwatch will give anything between three to five days of battery backup on a single charge. A built-in LED light that easily activates with a press of a button is also included - great for late night jogging or front door unlocking after happy hour. Read More »

Profits up in Sony's games division as PS4 sales hit 20M

Sales and income from Sony's gaming division continued to grow year-over-year to 1.649 trillion yen (~$14.81 billion USD) and 135.6 billion yen (~$1.217 billion USD), respectively. Damian Thong of Macquarie Capital Securities shared that he believes a new Sony PlayStation will be unveiled next year and that it will be the key to the company's future strategy. Read More »

Trump's first 100 days an executive success


Meanwhile, 83% of Hillary Clinton voters, 73% of those who lean Democrat, and 56% of all respondents believe Russian Federation interfered. Only 1 percent of Trump voters strongly disapprove of his job so far in the administration. USA adults trust President Trump's White House more than the national political media, according to a poll released Friday. On the economy, 48 percent approve of Trump's performance so far, while 44 percent disapprove. Read More »

Nintendo expands portable console lineup with the New 2DS XL


Unlike the original 2DS, which is best known for resembling a slice of cake, the New 2DS XL features the same clamshell design found on the 3DS and the DS before that. PIKMIN , Miitopia and Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Keep Focusing? There's a black & blue colour scheme in the United States trailer above, but the handheld's Japanese website also shows a hot white & gold number. Read More »

Instagram doubles its user base to 700 million monthly actives


Among the most recent evidences of this growth are Collections , a way for people to sort and categorize saved posts; an offline mode ; and new Sticker features for another one of its services, Stories. No doubt, Instagram has introduced this feature to compete with Snapchat. But for now, Instagram seems to have overcome any perceived hurdles. At last count, Snap Inc's social network has just below 160-million daily active users. Read More »

Apple Announces "Today At Apple" For Enabling Advanced Learning Globally


A new store is also being opened in the Middle East called the Apple Dubai Mall , which will offer a slew of programming including Today at Apple . Apple , as a successful consumer technology brand with a long-standing online strategy, may be in a better position than most to deliver on the community ideal and make a seamless transition from the old store model. Read More »

Google Home Gets Creepy With Invasive Advertising


In addition to remotely starting their vehicles, USA customers can activate various functions via voice commands; the service will be available in Europe later this year. Proactive alerts wouldn't make much sense on a speaker like the Amazon Echo-you wouldn't want it blurting out information at random, or to the wrong person-but they're right at home on a smartphone. Read More »

BSNL takes on Jio with Triple Ace 270GB data at Rs 333

Idea's plan for Rs 297 offers free unlimited local and STD calls to Idea network and 1GB of 4G data per day. For instance, if you have to travel to Singapore without any rate cutter or roaming pack and if the daily usage exceeds Rs 499, the company will activate the Airtel worldwide package of Rs 499. Read More »

Twitch plans to rope YouTubers with new tip system


Affiliates will benefit from " Cheering with Bits , " which is a micropayments system that allows viewers to purchase in-chat emoticons with real currency. Affiliates should make it easier for Twitch to encourage amateurs to improve the quality of their streams, get more people to visit the service, and produce copious amounts of content that it can monetize better than videos shared by amateur streamers. Read More »

Saints Row 2 is Free on GOG For the Next Several Hours


Since GOG is DRM free, you don't need a CD key or a physical copy, so this is a great opportunity if you have been curious about the game but didn't want to drop cash for it. Stand-alone expansion Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is also newly available on GoG. As part of the Deep Silver sale they're now running, you can pick up SRIV and Gat Out of Hell at 75% off. Read More »

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices


Starting today, up to six people can connect their Google accounts to a single Google Home device . Similarly, if you signed in with Google Play Music , only one person's playlists could be accessed. Users simply say "OK Google " and "Hey Google " two times each, which are then analyzed by a neural network that is created to recognize certain characteristics of a person's voice. Read More »

Presidential election: After Nitish Kumar, now Sitaram Yechury meets Sonia Gandhi


Kumar was of the view that "there should be a joint opposition candidate for the top constitutional post and Sonia Gandhi being the leader of the largest opposition party should take the lead". "The idea is to come together although we do not have any candidate from left at the moment" CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said. Emphasizing that the post of presidential is critical, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said all the Left-front has ... Read More »

Visa change highlights Central Coast's skilled labour shortage


The US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday said that that employers who sought visas for 2018 submitted only 199,000 applications this year, compared last year's 236,000 applications. "Nothing is being proposed that would impact or change the fiscal 2018 H-1B lottery that is now underway". A majority of them work in the tech sector - some for USA firms, others for Indian outsourcing companies such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, who provide services for huge swathes of ... Read More »

HTC U render leaks online, shows off design


In line with previous leaks, the metallic frame of the HTC U will be embedded with sensors. It will run Android 7.1 Nougat with the company's Sense 9 over the top. It has been reported the Ocean will have high-end specs such as a 5.5-inch display along with a Quad HD resolution. HTC U might also integrate a special Sense AI Assistant to challenge the likes of Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, etc. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro likely to be launched in India today

Even as the Samsung de facto leader and four other executives face corruption charges, the latest earnings preview showed the company's business is thriving. "Right now, it's about as good as it gets for Samsung", said Park Jung-hoon, fund manager at Samsung shareholder HDC Asset Management told TechWire Asia . Read More »

Russia's biggest search engine beats Google in antitrust case


Google's antitrust battle with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) led by Russian search rival Yandex came to a close Monday with the Mountain View, California company reaching an out-of-court deal. In Reuters report on this story today they've added that "As part of the agreement, Google will also develop a tool allowing users to choose a default search engine on their Android devices". Read More »

New York Uber drivers may get tips


Uber's refusal to launch an in-app tip option led the guild to launch a campaign a year ago with auto stickers and social media posts to let passengers know that they can tip and that gratuity is not included in their fare. Those charges and the proposed penalty are now subject to examination by an administrative law judge who will conduct further proceedings before recommending to the five-member commission itself what action, if any, should be taken against the company. Read More »

Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder


The country's hereditary leader Kim Jong-un, wearing a black suit and white shirt and a tie, welcomed his country's bravest as he addressed thousands of soldiers who took part in the parade honoring his grandfather. In a show of strength, the USA deployed the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters near the Korean Peninsula in response to recent North Korean missile tests. Read More »

Microsoft's much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here

Microsoft's guidance is for users to wait until Creators Update is automatically made available to them . Biometric authentication scheme called Windows Hello for Business now comes with support for organizations that cannot use exterior authentication services like Azure Active Directory. Read More »

7.13 percent voter turnout recorded in Srinagar LS bypoll


Chief Electoral Officer of J-K, Shantmanu reviewed the arrangements for the re-poll at a high level meeting convened in Srinagar on Wednesday. The repolling had been ordered at these polling stations by the EC following large scale violence during Sunday's polls for the prestigious seat. Read More »