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Chicago, Cook County sue Uber over concealed data hack Chicago, Cook County sue Uber over concealed data hack
- Ноября 28, 2017

He asked why more robust protection, such as multi-factor authentication, wasn't used to protect the Uber AWS account that got pwned. It was recently revealed that in 2016, Uber paid a group of hackers to delete data stolen from more than 50 million users and drivers of the ride-hailing app. (more...)
Steam rocket man's flat-Earth flight grounded — Surprise Steam rocket man's flat-Earth flight grounded — Surprise
- Ноября 28, 2017

The BLM told Hughes that he didn't have permission to launch from the location he had chosen, even though Hughes thought that he had the agency's verbal permission pending approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Yes, it turns out that launching yourself a mile into the air in a rocket you built in your driveway requires a permit or two. Jake Yapp had an interesting discussion with a man who believes the earth is flat , but it seems unfortunately Jake just couldn't quite get his ... (more...)
(FOXA) traded 2150921 Stock with change of -0.46%
- Ноября 28, 2017

Private Management Group Inc, which manages about $2.22B and $1.83B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kcap Finl Inc (NASDAQ:KCAP) by 139,997 shares to 1.08M shares, valued at $3.81M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0.03% or 5.16 million shares. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) PT Set at $92.00 by Goldman Sachs Group Inc
- Ноября 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 1,702 shares of the software giant's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard holds 705,582 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gould Asset Mngmt Ltd Company Ca reported 27,651 shares. Duncker Streett & holds 1.08% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 50,273 shares. (more...)
Justice League: WB Reportedly Changed This Joss Whedon Scene Justice League: WB Reportedly Changed This Joss Whedon Scene
- Ноября 28, 2017

Plus, VFX artists aren't always privy to a complete film. Snyder left the project in the middle of post-production, so even if you went back to his last cut, it'd likely be missing special effects and other major elements. 1000% bullshit. As I've said, of course there is an assembly cut Zack had going before he left, but that was 9 months ago. The film has also scored a paltry 40% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes - better than the meager critical scores afforded Batman v Superman: Dawn ... (more...)
Facebook rolls out AI that can spot suicidal posts before they're reported Facebook rolls out AI that can spot suicidal posts before they're reported
- Ноября 28, 2017

Facebook's latest suicide prevention tool update doesn't rely on user reports to detect suicidal users, instead using artificial intelligence to detect when a user may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. Rosen wrote that users may still report suspicions of suicidal intent and stressed that the company has teams working around the clock reviewing them. (more...)
Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling
- Ноября 27, 2017

Will you be giving the Destiny 2 free trial a go? Now that the XP timer is gone player earn 6% more XP but due to the game requiring more XP to level up, that 6% boost is nullified. Caught with its hand in the Pop-Tarts jar, Bungie didn't exactly fess up, but rather said that the system was "not performing the way we'd like it to", and that it had therefore made a decision to switch it off. (more...)
Check All Best Plans of Airtel Check All Best Plans of Airtel
- Ноября 27, 2017

Reliance Jio Infocomm ( Jio ) has resumed the sale of its 4G feature phone, starting the second round of feature phone versus smart phone battle in the telecom industry where all operators are targeting the 500 million customers who do not have access to smartphones. (more...)
India pre-orders for Oppo F5 6GB RAM variant are now live India pre-orders for Oppo F5 6GB RAM variant are now live
- Ноября 27, 2017

A couple of weeks, the company also launched the 6GB RAM variant of the OPPO F3 Plus in India . Nevertheless, the Red colorway is now not available for the standard F5 which comes in Gold and Black. The selfie camera comes with AI technology which promises clear and handsome selfies and can be used to unlock the device using facial recognition. For the main camera, though the 16 MP might sound like a downgraded in terms of a number of pixels, but the F/1.8 aperture is an added benefit ... (more...)
Farfetch'd lands in Pokémon Go Farfetch'd lands in Pokémon Go
- Ноября 27, 2017

They only went and did it. Farfetch'd will only be available until Monday, so players will need to get out and Farfetch'd while it's still available around the world. Previously, the Pokemon was only available in Oceania region, but after the challenge was completed, the Pokemon can now be caught in East Asia. This event, however, was both incredibly ambitious in terms of player requirements and far more rewarding so far as the end goals are concerned. (more...)
Nifty above 10400 mark; NTPC, Axis Bank gain
- Ноября 27, 2017

Gains were supported by some buying witnessed in banking stocks. Oil price movements and political developments ahead of Gujarat elections in December may also sway markets. NTPC , Axis Bank, ONGC , Bharti Infratel, UPL, SBI, Tech Mahindra, Ultratech Cement and Indiabulls Housing Finance were among the top Nifty 50 gainers - closing around 0.8-3.4 per cent higher. (more...)
Microsoft Office Now Runs on Chromebooks
- Ноября 27, 2017

There has been no formal announcement from the company, but Robby Payne from Chrome Unboxed tried it on a handful of models ( Samsung Chromebook Pro , Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook 15, etc), and it worked on all of them. Microsoft is planning to launch its devices with much more enticing features at more affordable prices so that they can quickly get a place in the market just from the release of their products. (more...)
Silva scores as Urawa wins 2nd Asian Champions League title Silva scores as Urawa wins 2nd Asian Champions League title
- Ноября 27, 2017

A late Rafael Silva goal was required to separate Urawa and Al Hilal, handing the hosts a 1-0 win on the night and 2-1 overall at Saitama Stadium. Silva fired agonisingly wide shortly after the break for Urawa, before, and with Al Hilal desperately searching for an away goal, Yasser Al Shahrani had a fine fizzing effort deflected just wide. (more...)
All Nokia 8 smartphones start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update All Nokia 8 smartphones start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
- Ноября 26, 2017

On the other side of the lane, there is the Nokia 8 which receives Android 8.0 Oreo update. As per the official change-log, the Xperia XZ and XZs will be receiving several new features and improvements as a part of the new software update. (more...)
Apple launches Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs & Apple Watches Apple launches Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs & Apple Watches
- Ноября 26, 2017

We're also seeing significant accessory deals across the web ... Right now, it's already Friday in Australia and New Zealand and Apple's Black Friday deals have kicked off in the region. As with the majority of iPhone 8 deals, you do have to pay an upfront cost, but you can knock £10 off by entering the voucher code DEALENVY10 at the checkout. (more...)
Microsoft announces Games with Gold December 2017 lineup during Black Friday deals Microsoft announces Games with Gold December 2017 lineup during Black Friday deals
- Ноября 25, 2017

Tales of the Borderlands will be sticking around for most of December, but entering the fray is Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and Back to the Future The Game . We've been asked a lot this week about potential PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X bundles and after Big W, Target and JB all failed to deliver on this front, EB Games has provided pretty good bundles for both. (more...)
Scientists witness Galapagos finches evolve into new species Scientists witness Galapagos finches evolve into new species
- Ноября 25, 2017

Rosemary Grant, a senior research biologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton. The offspring ended up mating within their own lineage , because their songs were so unique and songs are used to attract mates. (more...)
Nintendo Has the SNES Classic Back in Stock for Black Friday Nintendo Has the SNES Classic Back in Stock for Black Friday
- Ноября 25, 2017

Anyone wishing to snag the system will need to arrive early, though: despite the proposed organization, all tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Bonus: It also includes the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game. This mini system includes 21 pre-installed games, from Super Mario Kart to Street Fighter II . (more...)
Znewtech Launches a New Gadget for Amazon Echo Dot Owners Znewtech Launches a New Gadget for Amazon Echo Dot Owners
- Ноября 24, 2017

Echo Dot 2nd Generation, all-new Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa and Amazon Cloud Cam Indoor Security Camera. However, the deal doesn't stop there. Echo Plus builds on this with a beefier speaker and a smart home hub. Available in Black, White, or Silver. Amazon Echo features Dolby speaker, which is capable of producing crisp vocals coupled with a dynamic bass response. (more...)
Apple office in South Korea raided; Tug of war or trade barrier? Apple office in South Korea raided; Tug of war or trade barrier?
- Ноября 24, 2017

Samsung has launched a scheme called "Upgrade To Galaxy" offering up to 10,000 iPhone users a one-month trial of the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8. Reports say that authorities visited Apple's office and questioned the Cupertino-based company's business practices. (more...)
Dolly the sheep was as healthy as a normal ewe Dolly the sheep was as healthy as a normal ewe
- Ноября 24, 2017

New research now shows this wasn't the case. Dolly the sheep did not develop arthritis or age prematurely, scientists have found, in research which suggests cloning is far safer than previously thought. Results showed that osteoarthritis was more severe in these older sheep compared to Dolly. Kevin Sinclair from the University of Nottingham, who was part of the investigating team, said in a statement Thursday: "Our findings of previous year appeared to be at odds with original concerns ... (more...)
PlayStation VR Black Friday Deals, Where to Find Them if You're Quick PlayStation VR Black Friday Deals, Where to Find Them if You're Quick
- Ноября 24, 2017

Walmart has a PlayStation 4 with a 1TB hard drive that comes with a DualShock 4 controller for only $199.99. If you were hoping to get in on the other game bundle deals featuring the PlayStation VR , you're fresh out of luck as far as Amazon is concerned. (more...)
Court lengthens Pistorius's sentence to 13 years Court lengthens Pistorius's sentence to 13 years
- Ноября 24, 2017

The South African Olympic athlete has served just over a year of that six-year sentence. The 31-year-old was initially convicted of manslaughter but that conviction was overturned and replaced with a murder conviction by the Supreme Court. (more...)
Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices Google starts rolling out Google Lens to Pixel devices
- Ноября 24, 2017

Google Lens is an evolution of Google Goggles, and is built-into Google Assistant. Keep in mind that this won't get you the improved battery screen from Oreo on Nougat, just improved "time remaining" calculations for your battery usage. OnePlus' fresh-off-the-factory smartphone has all it takes to take on the much more expensive smartphones like the iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the Google Pixel 2 XL. (more...)
Telcos seek 'realistic timeline' to offer Aadhaar linking via OTP Telcos seek 'realistic timeline' to offer Aadhaar linking via OTP
- Ноября 24, 2017

So if you have a new mobile number, which is not linked to your Aadhaar card, you might not be able to use the OTP method. In less than 10 days from now, customers using Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone and Idea connections on their mobile phones will not have to visit the offices of their respective telecom service providers to get their numbers linked to their Aadhaar numbers. (more...)

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