Sci-tech


ExpensiveWall malware running big bills for Android users ExpensiveWall malware running big bills for Android users
- September 15, 2017

Check Point believes that the Android app developers unwittingly distributed ExpensiveWall through their apps by using a developer kit called gtk that developers embed into their own apps. As indicated by Google's 2016 Android security report, SMS extortion applications represent 10 percent of all malevolent applications circulated on Google Play and grew 282 percent contrasted and 2015. (more...)
Microsoft pitches encrypted Azure to keep cloud data secret Microsoft pitches encrypted Azure to keep cloud data secret
- September 15, 2017

The collaboration of Microsoft and Intel is proposed to bring in powerful encryption and high level of data security. Even in case of an attack, and even if the hacker gains access to the main VM, the data inside the VSM TEE will still remain out of reach. (more...)
Xiaomi partners with HRX to launch Mi Band HRX Edition in India Xiaomi partners with HRX to launch Mi Band HRX Edition in India
- September 15, 2017

It is priced at ₹1,299 and will be available via Mi.com and Mi home stores from 18th September and from 20th September on Amazon India, Flipkart and Myntra. Xiaomi claims that the Mi Band - HRX Edition has improved tracking algorithm which filters out unnecessary movements to give you an accurate step count. (more...)
Facebook opening ambitious AI lab in Montreal Facebook opening ambitious AI lab in Montreal
- September 15, 2017

In the last few years, Montreal has become a hub of AI research activity, with both highly regarded academic programs, such as the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, and company-owned labs such as Google DeepMind and Microsoft Corp . (more...)
Destiny 2 Xur location and items, September 15-19 Destiny 2 Xur location and items, September 15-19
- September 15, 2017

For Hunters there's the Raiden Flux chestpiece, Titans get the Doom Fang Pauldron Gauntlets, and Warlocks get the gaudy Wings of Sacred Dawn . It would be great in the future if he had some sort of Legendary Shard sink. However, those new to the game should understand that you need Strange Coins and Motes of Light to buy items from XUR: Agent of the Nine. Pacific time, so be on the lookout for the new Trials of the Nine competitive Crucible arena (Countdown mode on Eternity). (more...)
Ig Nobel Prizes 2017 celebrate weirdest science research Ig Nobel Prizes 2017 celebrate weirdest science research
- September 15, 2017

An academic paper which argued that cats can be regard as liquid and solid because of their ability to adopt the shape of their container has won a major prize. The findings, published in 2015 in Ultrasound, have inspired the development of a patented Fetal Acoustic Stimulation Device: basically, a music-playing tampon. (more...)
Inactive Android Device For 2 Months? Google Will Permanently Delete Your Backup Inactive Android Device For 2 Months? Google Will Permanently Delete Your Backup
- September 15, 2017

If the device remains inactive for two weeks, Google Drive will let the users know about the countdown as their backup will expire in X number of days. "There's apparently an expiration date that shows up under the backup if I had checked the Backup folder sooner, but there was no notification, no email, no proactive notice at all", the Redditor added. (more...)
Suzuki starts work on lithium ion battery unit Suzuki starts work on lithium ion battery unit
- September 15, 2017

The new investment in enhancing capacity of the Hansalpur plant will take the company's total investment in the facility to around Rs 13,400 crore, where it has already put in Rs 9,600 crore on two plants along with another engine and transmission production unit. (more...)
Don't want to pay $1000 for a phone? You have options Don't want to pay $1000 for a phone? You have options
- September 15, 2017

However, Apple's price discrimination for iPhone X is not without basis. Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores, also gave a brief update at the event on Apple's brick-and-mortar retail strategy, saying among other things that a new Apple retail location will open in Chicago on October 20, that Apple's iconic glass box retail outlet in New York City will be remodeled, and that the company has other new locations planned for Washington, ... (more...)
Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning
- September 15, 2017

The price for iPhone 8 is starting at $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus at $799. The iPhone X - pronounced 10 - will come at a starting price of $999 for United States customers. In February 2016, a judge in Los Angeles signed a search warrant to make a woman unlock her iPhone with her fingerprint. Brian White of Drexel Hamilton, whose $208 price target for the shares is highest on the Street and would equate to a $1.075 trillion market value at the current number of shares outstanding, ... (more...)
Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality
- September 15, 2017

Both the variant feature a 70 percent faster dual core processor and a wireless chip. Some of the other great features include Siri watch face that displays information users need throughout the day, an enhanced Workout app, custom High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). (more...)
Watch NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Crash Into Saturn Watch NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Crash Into Saturn
- September 15, 2017

They, therefore, maneuvered the probe to perform its merry-go-round flight through the planet's rings since its momentum and Saturn's gravity would keep Cassini moving despite almost running out of propellant. During its dive into the atmosphere, Cassini's speed will be about 70,000 miles per hour. "Not only do we have an environment that just is overwhelming with an abundance of scientific mysteries and puzzles, but we've had a spacecraft that's been able to exploit it", Earl Maize, ... (more...)
Fitbit Higher as Ionic Hold Advantages Over New Apple Watch Fitbit Higher as Ionic Hold Advantages Over New Apple Watch
- September 15, 2017

While Apple has not provided detailed sales figures for the watch, Mr Cook said sales were up 50 per cent in the past quarter from a year earlier. The Apple Watch Series 3 will start from $459 for the 38mm aluminium Global Positioning System version and $499 for the 42mm. (more...)
SNES Mini : Des milliers de consoles supplémentaires SNES Mini : Des milliers de consoles supplémentaires
- September 15, 2017

Le paradis des spéculateurs donc. "Je vous recommanderais fortement de ne pas miser sur une SNES Classic Editition sur des sites d'enchères", a-t-il indiqué. Nintendo n'avait malheureusement pas anticipé une telle réussite et la belle s'est ainsi retrouvée en rupture de stock avant sa sortie officielle. (more...)
Apple: Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X demo Apple: Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X demo
- September 15, 2017

Apple has introduced a new feature called Face ID in the new iPhone X . Many assumed that the problem was that Face ID system failed to recognise Federighi. Software then compares the image already stored, and unlocks the phone it it matches. It's great for security, but it makes us wonder - if the phone is constantly trying to verify people's faces, will the issue Federighi experienced on stage turn out to be problematic for users too? "However, substantial questions remain about how ... (more...)
Jaguar Introduces All-Electric I-Pace Formula E Support Racing Series Jaguar Introduces All-Electric I-Pace Formula E Support Racing Series
- September 15, 2017

That is a pre-emptive move in light of the United Kingdom government's recent announcement that it will ban the sale of conventional petrol or diesel cars with effect from 2040. What do I get for entering the I-Pace eTrophy? This includes professional technical support, spare parts and equipment. Up to 20 I-Paces will participate in each of the races, Jag says. (more...)
Apple Blames Staff For FaceID Failure During Launch Apple Blames Staff For FaceID Failure During Launch
- September 15, 2017

The feature will reportedly be limited to one person and will work with sunglasses , which had not been previously specified. The dot projector beams out more than 30,000 invisible infrared dots, and the infrared camera captures an image. (more...)
Call of Duty: WW2 PS4 Console Bundle Announced Call of Duty: WW2 PS4 Console Bundle Announced
- September 14, 2017

This limited edition bundle launches on November 3rd in the USA and Candada for $299.99 USD (MSRP) / $379.99 CAD (MSRP). Sledgehammer Games has also said that the perks system is going to be making a return in this version of Call of Duty Zombies, as some of the Call of Duty: WW2 zombies details talked about various rewards and upgrades, some of which might be permanent. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands: See the New Ghost War PvP Mode in Action Ghost Recon Wildlands: See the New Ghost War PvP Mode in Action
- September 14, 2017

In Ghost War , two teams of four players against each other in typical Team Deathmatch fashion, though the developers say that the tactical squad play present in the main game will be critical to win these online matches. Called Ghost War , the PvP mode will come to the core game as a free update later this year, but of course you'll actually need to own the game to play it at that point. (more...)
Apple clears the air, Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X presentation Apple clears the air, Face ID didn't fail during iPhone X presentation
- September 14, 2017

Ultimately, if you aren't leaning towards the iPhone X thus far, it might be worth it to purchase the iPhone 8 Plus over the iPhone 8 for its superior capabilities . Australian airports are installing a system that lets airline passengers glide through security without passports - and facial recognition systems are beginning to appear in us airports too. (more...)
Why to Keeping Eye on Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), KeyCorp (KEY)?
- September 14, 2017

Page Arthur B reported 3.05% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT ) traded down 0.09% during trading on Thursday, hitting $75.14. Glg Limited Liability holds 0.29% or 31,059 shares. The New York-based Bluefin Trading Llc has invested 0.02% in the stock. California-based Poplar Forest Capital Limited has invested 3.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (more...)
Watch the many explosions that led to SpaceX's successful rocket landings Watch the many explosions that led to SpaceX's successful rocket landings
- September 14, 2017

Musk , a big fan of the British comedy group, claims he did most of the editing. Now, SpaceX lands its Falcon 9's successfully for more than a year, but it didn't begin that way - we witness the many reasons for each failure including; running out of hydraulic fluid, running out of liquid oxygen, a sticky throttle valve, and engine sensor failure. (more...)
Ban on diesel vehicles to remain the same: NGT refuses Centre's plea Ban on diesel vehicles to remain the same: NGT refuses Centre's plea
- September 14, 2017

The Supreme Court , on April 20 the same year, rejected a plea against the NGT order banning all diesel and petrol vehicles which are more than 15 years old from Delhi's roads. The judgment was delivered on the grounds of a similar plea that was filed in the Supreme Court, which the apex court had dismissed. The Centre had earlier opposed the ban, saying there was a "misconception" that only diesel pollutes the environment. (more...)
Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
- September 14, 2017

Ahead of this, Microsoft rolled out a trio of privacy changes in the Creators Update in April, which introduced clearer explanations of privacy settings, an updated online privacy statement, and more precise details about what data it collects when users choose between "Basic" versus "Full" diagnostic data collection during the Windows setup process. (more...)
Toshiba flip-flops, reconsidering Bain group for memory unit Toshiba flip-flops, reconsidering Bain group for memory unit
- September 14, 2017

It also needs the funds before the end of the financial year in order to cover liabilities at Westinghouse and to pull it out of administration. Toshiba (Tokyo) said its board signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bain-led group Wednesday (Sept. (more...)