Sci-tech


Google Uncovers Highly Targeted Spyware Google Uncovers Highly Targeted Spyware "Lipizzan"
- July 28, 2017

Once the device got infected, the spyware had the ability to record calls and even sound from the device microphone, track the location, take screenshots and photos with the camera, fetch device information and user details like calls, contacts text messages, and app data. (more...)
Facebook crushes profit and revenue estimates as mobile ad sales zoom up Facebook crushes profit and revenue estimates as mobile ad sales zoom up
- July 28, 2017

Investors were bracing for a slightly more dramatic revenue slowdown from Facebook , which has been warning Wall Street that its year-over-year revenue growth would start to decline this year because it is running out of space to show people ads in News Feed. (more...)
Analyst Activity - Cowen and Company Reiterates Sell on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Analyst Activity - Cowen and Company Reiterates Sell on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)
- July 28, 2017

OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its position in shares of Twitter by 42.3% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 10,404 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 268 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
PC Sales Raise Intel's Q2 PC Sales Raise Intel's Q2
- July 28, 2017

Intel today reported its fiscal Q2'17 earnings of $14.8 billion, up 14% year-over-year with impressive growth in client computing, which was up 12%, and an increase of 16% in data-centric businesses like its Data Center, Internet of Things, and Programmable Solutions Groups. (more...)
AMD's budget Ryzen 3 processors will start at $109, available today
- July 28, 2017

During the quarter, Advanced Micro launched its new "Zen" architecture-based EPYC 7000 series processors . £250 is enough to pay for a decent-enough CPU and solid motherboard from both guys. "Today, there is maybe a couple of million people using VR, we'd like to see that to be 100 million over the next five years". Famed investor Mark Cuban says it will produce "the world's first trillionaires," but that should still leave plenty of money for regular investors who make the right trades ... (more...)
Strong to severe thunderstorms possible through Friday Strong to severe thunderstorms possible through Friday
- July 28, 2017

The strongest of these storms could produce locally damaging winds and flooding, forecasters warned. While storm setups like this one are not as common during the summer as they are during the winter, they are not unheard of, Kruzdlo said. (more...)
Amazon's sales grow 25 percent, but earnings miss expectations Amazon's sales grow 25 percent, but earnings miss expectations
- July 28, 2017

Amazon has just released one of the more interesting financial reports of recent times. Want to see what other hedge funds are holding AMZN? For the quarter, shares have been noted at 15.78%. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 24 by Axiom Capital. Amazon .com, Inc. ( AMZN ) performance during the last one year Improved 41.99 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 39.49 percent. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 could be a multimedia powerhouse Galaxy Note 8 could be a multimedia powerhouse
- July 28, 2017

Just this past Monday, purported real-life images (i.e., not renders) emerged showing the Galaxy S8 Active sporting a rugged polycarbonate shell. The Galaxy S8 Active will have a 5.8” Super AMOLED screen with 2960x1440 pixel resolution. (more...)
NASA launches new app to allow people to share Solar Eclipse experience NASA launches new app to allow people to share Solar Eclipse experience
- July 28, 2017

The fee of $100 per person includes an introduction program at 10 a.m. August 19 at Metea County Park on Union Chapel Road near Leo-Cedarville. The total eclipse will begin around 2:37 p.m.in Clemson and last for 2 minutes and 37 seconds before heading through Greenville and Columbia to Charleston. (more...)
Senate to consider NFIA Bill Wednesday Senate to consider NFIA Bill Wednesday
- July 27, 2017

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency autonomous bill has cleared second reading in the Nigerian senate. Last week, the Senate resolved to give accelerated passage to the bill to avert Nigeria's expulsion from EGMONT Group. He said the committee, however, observed that the powers and functions of the NPC called for concern and urged that they are subjected to further examination. (more...)
OnePlus 5 911 Rebooting Issue: Company Explains What Caused The Bug OnePlus 5 911 Rebooting Issue: Company Explains What Caused The Bug
- July 27, 2017

The issue was spotted sometime at the beginning of the last week when some OnePlus 5 owners tried to call 911 or 999 and their smartphones rebooted. OTDOA, as you likely aren't aware, is a system that uses LTE signals to determine a phone's location by pinging multiple cell towers and measuring how long it takes each signal to reach the tower. (more...)
Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS
- July 27, 2017

Notably, the app has also been made available to iOS users who can now install it on Apple devices from App store . The Times released the first version of its iPad app in April 2010 , just a few months after Apple announced the iPad and shortly before Apple introduced support for universal iPad-iPhone apps. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 renders and video leak again Google Pixel 2 renders and video leak again
- July 27, 2017

The Pixel line ups appear to have a fingerprint sensor positioned at the back of the device. The leaked renders show cutting-edge specs with an inclusion of an updated design to come with the upcoming handsets, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . (more...)
"Wages already sorted" - £45million global will become Arsenal's third summer signing
- July 27, 2017

The Sun claim that Monaco have finally "caved in" and have reluctantly granted Lemar his dream move to the Emirates . Along with so many of Leonardo Jardim's talented Ligue 1 title-winning crop, Brazilian worldwide Fabinho has also been subject to much speculation over recent months. (more...)
USB 3.2 Uses Same Cables, Doubles Data Rates USB 3.2 Uses Same Cables, Doubles Data Rates
- July 27, 2017

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group - which includes Microsoft, Apple, Intel, HP, and others - has announced the USB 3.2 specification. This is all possible because USB-C ports and cable were initially created to support multi-lane operations, which will allow for up to two lanes of 5 Gbps (USB 3.0 and first-gen USB 3.1 speeds) or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation (second-gen USB 3.1 speeds). (more...)
Microsoft is not ditching Paint Microsoft is not ditching Paint
- July 26, 2017

Microsoft executive Megan Saunders has clarified that Microsoft Paint will be available for free in the Windows Store. Paint 3D was first introduced as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update While the Fall Creators Update is due to be launched in October. (more...)
Hyundai reports 51% drop in second quarter net profit Hyundai reports 51% drop in second quarter net profit
- July 26, 2017

The automaker's net income has not fallen below 1 trillion won ($892 million) since 2010 when it adopted global accounting standards. Operating margin declined 1.2 percentage points to 5.4 per cent in the first half. Hyundai Motor's eroding profit over the past three years has been attributed to its failure to respond to a shift in consumer preference toward sports utility vehicles. (more...)
Google's SOS alerts will tell you if there's a crisis Google's SOS alerts will tell you if there's a crisis
- July 26, 2017

Additionally, alerts may come up if you're near a crisis and do a search for related information on Google . The new feature will be called SOS alerts and will be available to all Android and iOS users through Google Search and Maps app. (more...)
Apple ordered to pay $506USD million to University of Wisconsin-Madison Apple ordered to pay $506USD million to University of Wisconsin-Madison
- July 26, 2017

Judge Conley ordered Apple to pay almost twice the penalty because the judge says that Apple owed more damages for continuing to infringe on the patent until it expired at the end of 2016. Its function within a processor is to increase performance and speed by predicting the actions of the user before a command is given to the system. The school has another lawsuit against Apple for different chip versions but that will not be ruled on until a later date. (more...)
Blues face media ban in China following Kenedy episode Blues face media ban in China following Kenedy episode
- July 26, 2017

He put two videos on Instagram, one with a caption which translated as "Fuck you China" and another of a security guard asleep which was tagged: "Wake up China". The club issued an apology the following day, but soon after made a decision to simply send Kenedy home. "It was never my intention to insult or offend anyone at all and I now realise that my comments were totally inappropriate", he wrote. (more...)
Reliance Jio effect: Bharti Airtel profit slips by 75% in Q1 Reliance Jio effect: Bharti Airtel profit slips by 75% in Q1
- July 26, 2017

Indian revenues for the quarter has declined 10% year-on-year to Rs 17,244 crore, it said. "Mobile broadband customers increased by 33.7% to 48.9 million from 36.6 million in the corresponding quarter past year", the company said. Meanwhile, Raghunath Mandava, MD, and CEO, Africa, said: "Airtel Africa organic revenue growth for the quarter was 1.5 percent Y-o-Y, though our efforts to optimize unprofitable revenue streams resulted in higher net revenue growth of 3.3 percent". (more...)
Moto X4 (XT1789) to come with Snapdragon 660, reveals Geekbench Moto X4 (XT1789) to come with Snapdragon 660, reveals Geekbench
- July 26, 2017

Will it work? Here's the latest. As its name suggests, the Moto Z Force is tough. AT&T said the smartphone is the first device to come ready with the DirecTV Now app, providing AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Unlimited Choice customers with access to their favorite shows for as little as Dollars 10 more a month, after a USD 25 per month video credit. (more...)
Moto Z2 Force debuts with SD 835, dual cameras, and shatterproof display Moto Z2 Force debuts with SD 835, dual cameras, and shatterproof display
- July 26, 2017

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 161,000 and generated almost $126 billion in 2016 revenues. It will have a 5-megapixel front camera . In closing, the Moto Z2 Force comes in Black, or a White and Gold color option. The storage is not expandable though. (more...)
Michael Kors to acquire Jimmy Choo in $1.35bn deal Michael Kors to acquire Jimmy Choo in $1.35bn deal
- July 26, 2017

It is the New York-based fashion company's first takeover since listing in 2011. And with reason. To get its money's worth, Kors will need a big boost from Jimmy Choo and could end up making the same mistakes it made with its own brand. (more...)
Man behind Aryabhatta and renowned Indian scientist UR Rao passes away Man behind Aryabhatta and renowned Indian scientist UR Rao passes away
- July 25, 2017

Rao's wife, who was also a scientist, son and daughter were at the bed side when he breathed his last. Last rites will be held later in the day today at Hebbal crematorium in Bengaluru . denied technology and the Russians, with whom India had good cooperation managed to provide a few knocked down versions of the Cryogenic rocket engines. (more...)