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Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack
- November 30, 2017

Uber spokeswoman Molly Spaeth said in an email the company is "committed to changing the way we do business". The data breach resulted in almost 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised. "There is no excuse for keeping this information from consumers". Ferguson says that Uber did not notify his office until this month, more than a year after the breach. (more...)
We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city
- November 30, 2017

However, the software giant is not developing a new campus altogether, rather it is planning a significant modernization of its Redmond headquarters , the company told employees on Tuesday, in a post. A two-acre open air plaza will house running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields, and retail space. Microsoft says the new campus will be "built for pedestrians and bikes" with auto parking moved underground. (more...)
Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID
- November 29, 2017

Once the features are enabled, the person on the video unlocks the iPhone X with their face to show it works. Also, the security firm used the same technology that Face ID uses which is printed infrared images for the eyes. One of such features is that the iPhone X does not bring the new notifications to the screen until it is sure that you are the owner of the iPhone and are attentive towards the phone. (more...)
HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units
- November 28, 2017

Unlocking HTC U11 users in the U.S. will get the update notification very soon. Unfortunately, he didn't share any specific in terms of dates, but now that it's rolling out for the HTC U11 , we can only hope that it will reach more HTC handsets and carrier-locked devices soon. (more...)
OnePlus Won't be Compatible with OS Updates Feature of Android Oreo OnePlus Won't be Compatible with OS Updates Feature of Android Oreo
- November 24, 2017

The newly-launched OnePlus 5T , which has managed to rake in good reviews so far , adds another feather to its hat. OnePlus also confirms that the 5T will come with slow-motion video recording support, allowing you to record 720p videos at 120fps, or 1080p videos at 60fps. (more...)
Android Oreo update lands on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Android Oreo update lands on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T
- November 21, 2017

The trend changed with Android 4.4 Kit Kat which managed to find its way on a lot of models and some of them got upgraded to the versions released after that. In addition the update includes all the Android security patches released up to September 2017. Besides what's to be expected from Oreo, it's adding parallel apps, picture in picture, auto fill, and smart text selection to the mix. (more...)
Surge in strong earthquakes likely in 2018 as Earth's rotation slows down Surge in strong earthquakes likely in 2018 as Earth's rotation slows down
- November 21, 2017

The team behind the study believes that variations on the world's rotation speed could result in the release of massive amounts of underground energy that will trigger the earthquakes . Crucially, these periods were followed by periods when the numbers of intense earthquakes increased. "It is straightforward; The Earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes ". (more...)
Democratic Gov Candidate Brags About Sexual Escapades to Save Oppo Researchers Time Democratic Gov Candidate Brags About Sexual Escapades to Save Oppo Researchers Time
- November 18, 2017

Rep. Betty Sutton said "I'm outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion". She also plans to give O'Neill's past campaign donations to organizations helping women. Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also a candidate for governor, says his "crass post is ill-timed and dismissive at best". O'Neill says the post grew out of frustration over Democrats' calls to remove Al Franken from the U.S. (more...)
Apple HomePod Speaker Delayed, Will Miss Holiday Shopping Season Apple HomePod Speaker Delayed, Will Miss Holiday Shopping Season
- November 18, 2017

The Cupertino, Calif. -based tech company said in a statement it simply needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers", but failed to get into any specifics about the production delay, CNBC said. People use voice assistants more often on smart speakers than on phones, so even if owners of Amazon or Google speakers also have an iPhone, there's a good chance that they're talking to Alexa or Google Assistant as much or more than Siri. (more...)
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Free-Flight Drop Test Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Free-Flight Drop Test
- November 15, 2017

As mentioned earlier, Dream Chaser has been lifted by a helicopter and managed to fly more than 10,000 feet in altitude before being dropped from the helicopter. The United States has relied on private contracts as well as the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos to get its astronauts and supplies to the ISS since the Space Shuttle was taken out of service in 2011. (more...)
Apple's 2018 lineup could have three notched, bezel-less iPhones
- November 14, 2017

The iPhone X now retails for $999. The sequel to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will also be bezel-free, according to the analyst, but with LCD tech rather than the more expensive OLED tech powering the display. The iPhone X is reportedly producing crackling sounds with all sorts of audio playback including phone calls, alarms and ringtones. Many iPhone X users took to social media platforms to report these issues. (more...)
Big spender EA just snapped up the Titanfall studio Respawn Big spender EA just snapped up the Titanfall studio Respawn
- November 12, 2017

Alongside news of the acquisition, EA also revealed that a new Titanfall game is now in development at Respawn, as is a an untitled Star Wars game and a virtual reality game. Respawn has a good pedigree too, it was founded by Call Of Duty veterans Jason West and Vince Zampella. News of the Respawn Star Wars video game comes on the heels of a recent announcement by EA that it had canceled an in-development high-profile game from its Visceral studios. (more...)
Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users
- November 10, 2017

The app serves several key functions, including working as a storage manager to organize files and free up space. Google's VP of product management, Caesar Sengupta, took to Twitter last night to acknowledge the app and that it had been discovered, noting that they opened it up to more people are at welcoming feedback. (more...)
Send Nudes: Facebook Wants Naked Pictures of Users to Fight Revenge Porn Send Nudes: Facebook Wants Naked Pictures of Users to Fight Revenge Porn
- November 09, 2017

This strategy would help Facebook to create a digital fingerprint for the picture and mark it as non-consensual explicit media. The Australian government agency e-Safety is partnering with Facebook in an effort to prevent people from sharing intimate images without consent, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . (more...)
Niantic is reportedly building an augmented reality Harry Potter game
- November 09, 2017

The game, made in conjunction with Warner Bros. This new title is just the beginning though, because they've also launched a brand video games division, Portkey Games. Pokémon Go got its mechanics from the show that inspired it and the console games that came before it, but the Harry Potter books and films don't provide the same simple blueprint. (more...)
Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets
- November 08, 2017

But now, most people use Twitter through its mobile app; the 140-character limit is no longer a technical constraint but nostalgia. One of the USPs of the service was the brevity that it enforced on users. Everyone, that is, except those tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Twitter did not provide information on whether it had seen an increase in harassment on its site, due to the higher character limit. (more...)
Facebook brings Messenger payments to France and the UK Facebook brings Messenger payments to France and the UK
- November 08, 2017

In March 2015, Facebook announced its P2P payments system was going live on Messenger for users in North America, in an effort to tap into the payments market by integrating the functionality into the pre-existing Messenger App. Additionally, Messenger P-to-P can only be linked to a debit card, and while the transaction occurs instantly, the settlement of funds can still take 1-3 business days depending on the connected financial institution. (more...)
Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead
- November 05, 2017

AT&T's offer to buy T-Mobile in 2011 was spiked and the same regulators signaled in 2014 they would have been against Sprint doing the same thing. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges said in a statement on Saturday that T-Mobile has a "strong basis for growth in the upcoming years". It seemed this most recent deal was doomed to failure, as well. (more...)
Tapanuli: A Third Orangutan Species Exists Tapanuli: A Third Orangutan Species Exists
- November 04, 2017

Move over, Bornean and the Sumatran orangutans . With so few individuals, the new species is now considered the most endangered great ape on the planet, and there are fears it could die out within the lifetime of its discoverers. There is also a new species that needs protection. "It is very exciting to discover a new great ape species in the 21st century". "The Batang Toru orangutans appear to be direct descendants of the initial orangutans that had migrated from mainland Asia, ... (more...)
Sony debuts brutal new Last Of Us 2 trailer Sony debuts brutal new Last Of Us 2 trailer
- October 31, 2017

If The Last of Us Part 2 is handled as deftly as the original game, then perhaps this scene works within the context of the rest of its story, no matter how disturbing it is to watch. We're not convinced there's the obvious resemblance that some fans are seeing between the woman in the trailer and Ellie, but there is one last convincing clue: Naughty Dog tweeted out pics of the new characters and their names. (more...)