IT&Software


Researchers develop neural network training method to generate effective fingerprint fakes Researchers develop neural network training method to generate effective fingerprint fakes
- November 18, 2018

They trained this network to recognize realistic images by feeding it lots of them. It feeds forward into additional "layers" of nodes if the output meets a certain threshold. The paper suggests this technique could be used to create replicated fingerprints that could be used in something akin to a "dictionary attack", but instead of software that runs millions of popular passwords through a system, a DeepMasterPrints-inspired tool could run several fake fingerprints through a system to see ... (more...)
BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 bln BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 bln
- November 18, 2018

Blackberry believes that the acquired capabilities from Cylance will strengthen their position in the enterprise market, specifically providing better security and privacy across their platform. Cylance is a privately held company so it is hard to tell how long it would take to recover the costs of the purchase, or exactly what efficiencies will be realized with the implementation of the software in Blackberry's platforms. (more...)
Instagram security flaw exposed some users’ passwords Instagram security flaw exposed some users’ passwords
- November 18, 2018

The security flaw lies in the "Download Your Data" tool , which was devised to comply with the EU GDPR regulations. Instagram's tool that allows users to download a copy of their own data sent these users their passwords in plain text. If you haven't been notified then your account apparently was unaffected, but it's still a troubling gap left in the hole of security, especially on something as important as passwords. (more...)
H1Z1 Pro League shuts down due to financial problems
- November 18, 2018

A date for the second split was originally meant to be September 15, but the start was pushed back indefinitely. Other teams that relied on the contractually obligated league stipend have had to stop paying their players. Despite being one of the first Battle Royale games, H1Z1's popularity has been eclipsed by Fortnite, PUBG and Black Ops 4's new Blackout mode. The league paid for a significant amount of celebrity talent, including "American Ninja Warrior" host Kristine Leahy and ... (more...)
Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five
- November 18, 2018

This year, the annual shopping extravaganza arrives a little earlier than usual, falling on November 23, but already a ton of retailers have announced what deals await eager shoppers. You don't need PlayStation Plus to start using PlayStation Now on your account, though it would unlock online multiplayer and many other features. (more...)
Fortnite's glider redeploy mechanic is being removed from default game modes Fortnite's glider redeploy mechanic is being removed from default game modes
- November 18, 2018

The culmination of a push and pull war between Fortnite map classic Durr Burger and the rapid spread of the Tomato-head cult, Food Fight pits two teams against each other in a fort-destroying contest. Alongside that there's a bunch of smaller tweaks and changes, such as Pickaxes now dealing 20 damage rather than 10. No weapons or items were vaulted in Fortnite's 6.30 update. (more...)
Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD get unexpectedly fierce Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD get unexpectedly fierce
- November 18, 2018

The Avalon TRD and Camry TRD go on sale in fall 2019. Black seats are accented by red lines and shapes everywhere like TRD emblazoned headrests and a TRD embossed gear shift. A gloss black front grille gets a sport mesh insert, while polished stainless steel TRD exhaust tips close out the rear. It is made available in dual-tone Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic paint schemes. (more...)
Sunset Overdrive Officially Coming to PC Sunset Overdrive Officially Coming to PC
- November 18, 2018

It's a good game, and nearly certainly worth the price, given that it includes a good slab of DLC on top of everything, but it's a pity it's an incomplete version. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. Your boring job? Gone. Sunset Overdrive is an open-world playground of post-apocalyptic possibilities. (more...)
Nintendo 64 Classic Not Coming Anytime Soon Nintendo 64 Classic Not Coming Anytime Soon
- November 18, 2018

A couple of months ago, an N64 controller trademark had been approved, with similarities between that and previous console releases making a new Mini release seem nearly certain, but we still haven't heard a peep from the Big N. That might come as a disappointment to those hoping to get a fix of classic N64 games, such as Super Mario 64 and 1080 Snowboarding, but maybe it means they will be coming to the Switch instead. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 patent reveals a notch-killing smartphone design Samsung Galaxy S10 patent reveals a notch-killing smartphone design
- November 18, 2018

The new images, which were included in the documents filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), offer a much more detailed look. With that being said, we are now sure of one thing, although Samsung might have brought little progressive updates on to its Samsung Galaxy S9, the next flagship phone by Samsung is probably going to be a big step up concerning design and display. (more...)
Verizon now lets you add multiple phone numbers to a single device
- November 18, 2018

Yeah, it's a bit steep, but you probably have a good reason for wanting more than one number via your carrier. You can get started with My Numbers today by downloading the app that's available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. (more...)
AMD Radeon RX 590 Mid-Range GPU Announced for Full-HD PC Gaming AMD Radeon RX 590 Mid-Range GPU Announced for Full-HD PC Gaming
- November 18, 2018

Unfortunately, higher clocks also raised the power consumption according to some reviews and reports, but it should still be somewhere around 250W, at least in gaming. If you purchase an AMD Radeon RX 590 or an AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you will receive all three of these games for free. The Radeon RX 590 costs $279 (£215 and AU$385) and is now available from vendors including Asus, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX. (more...)
One-Off Lamborghini SC18 Revealed by Squadra Corse One-Off Lamborghini SC18 Revealed by Squadra Corse
- November 18, 2018

As a result, the auto is designed primarily for track use and it features an aggressive aerodynamics package derived from motorsport. The SC18 Alston is a road auto, but one that definitely errs on the side of track driving, making it a flawless contender for Ferrari's SP2 Monza concept, which is not street-legal due to the lack of windshield. (more...)
Xbox Boss Teases Xbox Boss Teases "A Lot To Share" At E3 2019
- November 18, 2018

The slightly ambiguous wording led some to wonder if Sony will put on its own event at a similar time but not actually at E3, as EA has done in recent years. If you're a big company and want to be seen as a big company, you hold your own events, and don't rely on a convention to bring in the fans. Of course, this doesn't mean that games for PlayStation will not be at E3. (more...)
Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app
- November 17, 2018

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Pictures of Alleged Google Pixel 3 Lite with Snapdragon 670 Leaks Pictures of Alleged Google Pixel 3 Lite with Snapdragon 670 Leaks
- November 17, 2018

Also, it appears to have a headphone jack, unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . Unlike the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL , looks like the Pixel 3 Lite won't come with a glass back cover. On the rear, the phone has a 12MP single camera, while the front features an 8MP camera for selfies. Shortly before the Pixel 3 debuted in October, it completely leaked out via Russian bloggers . (more...)
Final Fantasy XIV is getting a new expansion next year Final Fantasy XIV is getting a new expansion next year
- November 17, 2018

Ahead of that, however, is a new class. People will be able to become a Blue Mage as of Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.5. The Final Fantasy XIV's annual fanfest announcements are over, and we now know about the MMO's next expansion. One other job teased in the trailer appears to wield a gunblade in combat. The level cap, previously 70, will be raised once again to 80. It makes sense that an expansion that directly involves Garleans would, in turn, include a job styled after them too. (more...)
Microsoft proclaims plan to purchase XOXCO, the creator of Slack's Howdy bot Microsoft proclaims plan to purchase XOXCO, the creator of Slack's Howdy bot
- November 16, 2018

In a latest push for AI, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) announced that it will go through with the acquisition of XOXCO , a software product design and development studio known for its conversational AI and bot development capabilities. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 Bundle Announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 Bundle Announced
- November 16, 2018

In that same span of time, PlayStation says sell-in for software has surpassed 777.9 million units. So, what else has it managed to achieve in the past five years? And while no one is really sure how far behind its closest competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One, is, the consensus is that the PS4 leads by a very wide margin. (more...)
EE and Virgin fined £13m for overcharging customers EE and Virgin fined £13m for overcharging customers
- November 16, 2018

The company overcharged 1.5% of their customers, which amounts to about 82,500 people, but says it's either refunded or donated to charity nearly the entire lot. Ofcom said EE has refunded the affected punters it was able to identify to the tune of around £2.7m, which means £1.6m could not be returned. "We will be appealing Ofcom's decision". (more...)
200 new jobs in AI technology for Galway 200 new jobs in AI technology for Galway
- November 16, 2018

The IT company will create the jobs after acquiring Galway company Altocloud which was based at the PorterShed. Genesys says it'll be recruiting for the highly skilled roles over the next 3 years. The company is working closely with Irish universities and IT's to support its growth. "As we continue to evolve our AI innovations that integrate with Kate, the Genesys AI platform , it's critical that we have the right team in place". (more...)
Neural compute stick 2 Neural compute stick 2
- November 16, 2018

The device in question is the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 , and this latest offering retails for $100 (~R1 440). Much like its predecessor released in 2017 , the Neural Compute Stick 2 might look like a basic USB thumb drive , but it hides Intel's Movidius Myriad X VPU, a vision processing unit created to effectively carry out computer vision and image recognition on so-called edge network devices; think devices like smart cameras and augmented reality devices. (more...)
Apple starts selling SIM free iPhone XR in the US Apple starts selling SIM free iPhone XR in the US
- November 16, 2018

Mid-priced phone firms from China, such as Xiaomi , are providing Apple with stiff competition, especially in growing markets overseas, such as India, Russia, and Brazil. There are still no official cases for the iPhone XR , Apple is just selling a couple of OtterBox cases. But they range up to $1,449 in price - out of reach for many consumers in less developed markets. (more...)
YouTube VR finally launches on Oculus Go
- November 15, 2018

Given Oculus Go's user base for gaming is in minority, the introduction of YouTube VR will help it gain more users consuming diverse content including those in native formats such as VR180. The app also supports casting option that lets you project what you're seeing to mobiles and TVs. Of course, experiencing 360-degree videos in this way doesn't exactly provide an immersive experience, and it can quickly become tedious - not to mention making your arms ache if you're holding up your ... (more...)
In Facebook revealed a new leak of user data In Facebook revealed a new leak of user data
- November 15, 2018

Facebook fixed the bug a few days after Imperva security researcher Ron Masas flagged it in May, and the company toldTechCrunch it hasn't seen any abuse of the vulnerability. The researcher shared a video of the attack -while it was still possible. "This is especially risky for mobile users, since the open tab can easily get lost in the background, allowing the attacker to extract the results for multiple queries, while the user is watching a video or reading an article on the attacker's ... (more...)