IT&Software


Russian Hackers Are Targeting Republicans Ahead of Midterms Russian Hackers Are Targeting Republicans Ahead of Midterms
- August 22, 2018

Microsoft has claimed it thwarted a Russian-backed phishing attack by seizing control of fake copies of right-leaning American think tanks' websites - including one led by a prominent Donald Trump critic. It has also examined the rise of kleptocracy , especially in Russia , and has been critical of the Russian government. The computer giant said it had also uncovered and seized three other phony domains that were created to look as if they were affiliated with the U.S. (more...)
12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’ 12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’
- August 21, 2018

She was found to have burns on over 49 percent of her body and is expected to be hospitalized for several months. Just last month, a 15-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns to his face and body after a friend poured boiling water on him in a bid to complete the "hot water challenge", which they also learned about on YouTube. (more...)
HTC announces the official wireless VR adapter for the VIVE HTC announces the official wireless VR adapter for the VIVE
- August 21, 2018

HTC announced today that it will begin taking pre-orders on September 5 and that the units will sell for $300. The adapter is compatible with both the VIVE and the VIVE Pro , but in the case of the latter, you'll need to buy an extra compatibility pack that includes a special cable, a different attachment mechanism, and extra foam padding. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Durability Test Reveals an Odd Surprise Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Durability Test Reveals an Odd Surprise
- August 21, 2018

With the increasing competition in the flagship space, Samsung India is looking to keep the market leader badge safe with the new Note 9 phone. As per the video , the handset passes most of the scratch, burn, and bend tests. What do you think of the Note 9's durability and pop-out buttons? However, the plastic-built S Pen stylus that comes with it was quite easily breakable. (more...)
OnePlus 6T coming in October, could be priced at $550
- August 21, 2018

According to CNET , the next OnePlus flagship, OnePlus 6T , will launch this October and T-mobile will be its first exclusive United States carrier partner. Although it maintains the same processor, everything points to the design being changed, the reduced notch, and many more features could arrive. While we believed the device would inspire the OnePlus 6T , there's a chance we may have been wrong, as new reports claim the OnePlus 6T could be modeled after the upcoming OPPO R17 ... (more...)
Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features
- August 21, 2018

Google has worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to create an app that coaches you towards more beneficial physical activity based on the science out there. All this physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep and improve mental well-being. The new features are called " Move Minutes " and " Heart Points ". (more...)
IPad explodes at Apple’s store, three treated for respiratory problems IPad explodes at Apple’s store, three treated for respiratory problems
- August 21, 2018

Three people developed breathing difficulties after the battery of an iPad "exploded" in the Apple store on Amsterdam's Leidseplein on Saturday, according to Dutch media. That is thanks to the ongoing battery replacement boom that has been the result of a reduced battery replacement fee. We expect the Apple marketing team conducted an exorcism and chanted a few slogans to restore the atmosphere. (more...)
Oppo R17 with 8GB RAM, 25MP front camera launched Oppo R17 with 8GB RAM, 25MP front camera launched
- August 21, 2018

To recall, the Oppo F9 was first launched in Vietnam last week . For the camera department, the Oppo R17 has a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and 5-megapixel secondary rear camera . (more...)
First details, new screenshots & reveal trailer for Life is odd 2 First details, new screenshots & reveal trailer for Life is odd 2
- August 21, 2018

The first of 5 episodes will release September 27, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam)! Two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz, 16 and 9, are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle. "As with previous games in the series, Life is odd 2 will tackle a host of issues that all of us can identify with and that will cause moral dilemmas and require much soul searching". (more...)
Gmail's 'Undo Send' Feature Finally Arrives for Android Users Gmail's 'Undo Send' Feature Finally Arrives for Android Users
- August 21, 2018

Google has said before that Gmail to Gmail transactions can be undone nearly instantaneously while unsending from other clients may leave the email readable for a few minutes before it disappears, so take heed before you end up being a sloppy workaholic tonight or whatever the case may be. (more...)
Here's how Battlefield 5 looks with Nvidia RTX effects Here's how Battlefield 5 looks with Nvidia RTX effects
- August 21, 2018

In early September players will get to test out classic Conquest mode on the Rotterdam and Artic Fjord maps, get a feel for the new Grand Operations mode, and even get started on the Tides of War story campaign. The author travelled to Gamescom 2018 as a guest of Nvidia. The trailer, called Devastation of Rotterdam, shows an amalgam of cutscenes and gameplay footage. (more...)
Alienware Announces Upgraded Gaming Desktops With Nvidia RTX GPUs Alienware Announces Upgraded Gaming Desktops With Nvidia RTX GPUs
- August 21, 2018

The flagship of the bunch is the Predator Orion 9000 series, which you can get configured with up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition with 18 cores and 36 threads, and now up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti . I was excited before - now I'm excited and really want an RTX card. NVIDIA claims Turing is 6X faster at ray tracing applications than Pascal . This story is still developing, and specs on these graphics cards were not available at the time of writing . (more...)
Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone Microsoft might launch its Sticky Notes app on Android and iPhone
- August 21, 2018

Updates for apps will still be accepted. However, along with the major update to the Windows 10 app, or soon afterward, Microsoft will launch Sticky Notes for Android and iOS. The upgrade will not be made available automatically. Finally, on the 1st July 2023, Microsoft will also stop supporting Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices. (more...)
Hitman 2 Will Include Updated Versions of Season One Locations as DLC Hitman 2 Will Include Updated Versions of Season One Locations as DLC
- August 21, 2018

You will be able to get access to Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado, and Hokkaido via the Hitman Legacy Pack DLC . We're big fans of Hitman on PS4, and Hitman 2 is looking like a promising sequel. Something we didn't expect to see is this latest news regarding the upcoming game: not only will it have a full suite of new missions to enjoy, but all the levels and missions from the first game will be present and correct. (more...)
Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns
- August 21, 2018

According to a complaint filed late Friday, Google falsely assures people they won't be tracked if they turn the "Location History" feature on their phones to "off", and instead violates their privacy by monitoring and storing their movements. (more...)
Apple is planning a new low-priced Macbook, pro-focused Mac Mini
- August 21, 2018

That Retina display will measure in at 13 inches, according to the report. The MacBook Air 2017 now costs $999 (£949, AU$1,499) but the design is rather dates. Chromebooks, cheaper laptops running Google's Chrome operating system, accounted for 60 per cent of devices shipped to K-12 US education institutions in the final quarter of 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting Ltd. (more...)
Huawei Caught Again Using High-End Camera to Sub for Smartphone Shot Huawei Caught Again Using High-End Camera to Sub for Smartphone Shot
- August 21, 2018

We'll have to wait and see if Huawei issues a similar statement for the Nova 3 ad. The Huawei video shows a rapid succession of moments in which the couple prepares to take the selfie, then shows the final photos as snapshots between moments. (more...)
Egypt's legislation on "cybercrime" allows to block websites
- August 21, 2018

A new law has been approved by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to tighten the government's control over the internet . Viewers attempting to access blocked sites can also be sentenced to one year in prison or fined up to EGP100,000 ($5,593) under the law. (more...)
Amazon Prime Discontinuing 20% Video Game Pre-Order Discount Amazon Prime Discontinuing 20% Video Game Pre-Order Discount
- August 21, 2018

Instead, Amazon will be applying a different kind of program in its place. First, the 20 percent discount usually represented a $12 savings, and this is only a $10 savings. One of Twitch's big perks for Amazon Prime members is going away: Universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting September 14. (more...)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date Announced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date Announced
- August 21, 2018

With the game's release date now announced, players can go ahead and preorder it ahead of the March timeframe. European fans of FromSoftware's sadistically hard offerings will get their first opportunity to get hands-on with Sekiro at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, which runs August 21-25 - but stateside gamers will need to bide their time a little longer for their chance to die. (more...)
Fitbit Charge 3 official with water-resistance and OLED touchscreen Fitbit Charge 3 official with water-resistance and OLED touchscreen
- August 21, 2018

In fact, the Charge 3 nearly has more in common with Fitbit's Versa smartwatch, which was released a year ago. Just as we reported last week , Fitbit Charge 3 improves on the previous fitness tracker in the fact that it now features a touchscreen display. (more...)
Apple Watch 4 may have just been certified, suggesting it’s coming soon Apple Watch 4 may have just been certified, suggesting it’s coming soon
- August 21, 2018

While that doesn't tell us too much about the new devices, it does suggest that they are on the way. Currently, Series 3 Apple Watches come in eight different versions, so the variety appears to be reduced. This probably means that we may be missing out on a couple of options, maybe even losing the GPS-only models. Reliable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the Series 4 will bring a new look including a larger display and a bigger battery. (more...)
Maruti Ciaz (facelift) launched, prices start at INR 8.19 lakh Maruti Ciaz (facelift) launched, prices start at INR 8.19 lakh
- August 20, 2018

The 2018 Maruti Ciaz's prices start at INR 8,19,000* and go up to INR 10,97,000*. Maruti has finally unveiled the first facelift of its c-segment sedan, Ciaz. The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz also gets small updates to the interior with faux light-wood inserts and a new steering wheel. The new Ciaz also gets a fresh instrument cluster, along with a Multi-Info Display (MID) in colour. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 Plus to be Flipkart exclusive in India Nokia 6.1 Plus to be Flipkart exclusive in India
- August 20, 2018

But on the other hand, it could be the Nokia X6 as well according to the comments . Now, it looks like Nokia has chose to move up the launch by a few days. Under the hood, Nokia 6.1 Plus is a typical smartphone. Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, it was launched in China in in three storage variants priced at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs 13,800) for the 4GB RAM, 32GB storage variant; CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs 16,000) for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant and CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs ... (more...)
Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card release date
- August 20, 2018

Typically the Ti models come out several months after Nvidia fleshes out its product stack. The card is called the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti iChill Black and comes with a pretty massive radiator. We'll have more to share on the new cards in the coming hours as more is revealed. According to Nvidia, this jump to Turing will usher in consumer-grade raytracing in real-time video games. (more...)