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Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe
- September 28, 2017

The former Green presidential hopeful was backed by at least one Facebook ad bought by Russian Federation ahead of the 2016 election, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump also benefiting from the adverts, a report from Politico said . It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence. "Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring" Trump said ... (more...)
Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack
- September 26, 2017

One of the biggest accounting firm Deloitte found that it had been hacked in March and hackers got access to its systems. This would have given the attackers full access to the company, and such accounts typically have two-factor authentication enabled. (more...)
Samsung SM-G888N0 Samsung SM-G888N0 "Galaxy X" foldable phone certified in Korea
- September 26, 2017

Since the most awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 have been launched, it can now concentrate on the new folding device Galaxy X . The foldable Samsung Galaxy X will actually be the first smartphone with such a flexible screen that users will be able to fold it. (more...)
Apple iOS 11 Available from Today Apple iOS 11 Available from Today
- September 22, 2017

In the current iOS version, Apple has built a tool that gives a specific guideline on what apps the new OS won't be supporting. iOS 11 also delivers a much-needed update to Siri . This update comes with new features for the iPad and new core frameworks for the iPhone. Here you can check if the iOS 11 has arrived for your device. (more...)
Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB
- September 20, 2017

For the most part these plans are unlimited, and these caps are put into place to prevent users from abusing it, such as tethering to their computers and downloading movies, games, and music illegally. Just in case you're not familiar with this whole Fair Usage threshold, those who are on an "unlimited" data plan do not really experience unlimited data technically. (more...)
Google Launches Tez, A Mobile Payments App In India Google Launches Tez, A Mobile Payments App In India
- September 19, 2017

The app poses similarity to the existing government-sponsored payments app BHIM. However, all the bank accounts will have to have the same registered mobile number. The app is downloadable for both Android and iOS . After that one needs to set the Google PIN or screen lock; fingerprint lock is also supported for extra security . (more...)
Government to open museums to honour tribal freedom fighters: Narendra Modi Government to open museums to honour tribal freedom fighters: Narendra Modi
- September 18, 2017

Mr Modi said, Sardar Sarovar Dam faced so many obstacles, but they were determined that the project will go on. The dam is expected to provide water to 9,000 villages and the power generated from the dam would be shared among three states - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat . (more...)
Slender Man stabbing: Anissa Weier found mentally ill Slender Man stabbing: Anissa Weier found mentally ill
- September 17, 2017

This verdict means Weier will go to a mental hospital instead of prison. Her trial is set to begin October 9. "The potential release of an assailant that methodically planned and executed an attack in which our little girl was stabbed 19 times puts the community and our family at risk", the statement continued. (more...)
Washington school shootout: one student killed Washington school shootout: one student killed
- September 15, 2017

Since 2008, schools and school districts have been required to have comprehensive safety plans, said Nathan Olson, communications director for the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Sharpe was armed with two guns, witnesses said, according to the Spokesman-Review. Anxious parents rushed to the school in the town of about 500 people near the Idaho border. (more...)
So Long, Cassini: UVA Astronomer Celebrates the Successes of Saturn Explorer So Long, Cassini: UVA Astronomer Celebrates the Successes of Saturn Explorer
- September 15, 2017

ESA's Huygens probe to the surface of Titan flew to Saturn mounted to Cassini and the agency was a partner with NASA and the Italian Space Agency, ASI, on the mission. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I'm very proud of all Cassini has accomplished and to have been part of the mission from the very beginning", said Linda Spilker , project scientist at JPL, who began work on Cassini in the 1980s. (more...)
DHS says government agencies need to delete Russian company's software DHS says government agencies need to delete Russian company's software
- September 14, 2017

Three months after the General Services Administration removed Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved federal vendors, Homeland Security is banning the Russian security software maker outright. Concerns about Kaspersky software had been brewing for years, according to one former official who told The Post that some congressional staffers were warned by federal law enforcement officials as early as November 2015 not to meet with employees from Kaspersky, over concerns about electronic ... (more...)
Honor 6 Play Has Now Been Launched: Check Specs and Features Honor 6 Play Has Now Been Launched: Check Specs and Features
- September 08, 2017

The new smartphone from Honor has been priced by the company at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 5,900) and will be made available for purchase in the country from Thursday. The smartphone is all set to go on sale starting Sept 12. It contains the 5-inch HD display and the screen resolution 720×1280 pixels. At the front, the device hosts an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter which you can use while video calling or capturing selfies. (more...)
Facebook Provides Robert Mueller with Facebook Ad Data Involving Russia Facebook Provides Robert Mueller with Facebook Ad Data Involving Russia
- September 08, 2017

It said it had discovered that the $100,000 had been used to buy roughly 3,000 ads connected to 470 accounts all "likely" associated with each other and operated out of Russian Federation. Facebook has since shared their findings with USA authorities and is working with them on the investigation. Gizmodo contacted Facebook for more information about the ad buys but had not heard back at time of writing. (more...)
Nissan shows new Leaf electric vehicle, boasts 400-km range Nissan shows new Leaf electric vehicle, boasts 400-km range
- September 07, 2017

When activated, this technology will take control of all steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection to automatically guide the auto into a parking spot. The Leaf falls short on range, however, with both rivals offering larger batteries so they can drive further between charges. The new launch is designed with intelligent driver assistance features, including ProPILOT semi autonomous driving and parking techniques. (more...)
Supermassive Black Hole Discovered In The Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole Discovered In The Milky Way
- September 07, 2017

Using the ALMA telescope , the team observed the cloud more than 195 light years from the centre of the Milky Way . They noticed that the molecules in the elliptical cloud, built up of toxic gases including hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, were being twisted and pulled by colossal gravitational forces. (more...)
Xbox is Getting Keyboard and Mouse Support Xbox is Getting Keyboard and Mouse Support
- September 06, 2017

Implementation, however, will largely depend on game developers, but the company already has an idea how to prevent player imbalance issues. So you'll see our new Xbox with keyboard and mouse very soon. Which is a cross platform title, and I sincerely hope that they can properly balance the keyboard and mouse so those that are using the peripheral do not gain an unfair advantage over those who use a controller. (more...)
Huawei officially unveils its AI chip Huawei officially unveils its AI chip
- September 04, 2017

Huawei plans to employ its on-device AI to perform a multitude of tasks, such as, but not limited to, memory allocation, UI rendering, camera image processing, load balancing, and task scheduling. Huawei says that its new heterogeneous computing architecture, when compared against the Cortex-A73 (quad-core) has up to 25x more performance, and a huge 50x more efficiency. (more...)
Xiaomi to introduce a new series probably based on Android One Xiaomi to introduce a new series probably based on Android One
- September 04, 2017

We have already come across reports that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 will be launched with the Snapdragon 845 SoC in the same time frame. Also, there is a noticeable Mi 6 watermark as well, indicating that the picture was taken from the Xiaomi Mi 6. (more...)
Frankfurt bomb evacuation 'biggest in Germany since WWII' Frankfurt bomb evacuation 'biggest in Germany since WWII'
- September 03, 2017

Hospital patients and the elderly are among those affected in what will be Germany's biggest evacuation in recent history. More than 60,000 people have been ordered to leave a radius of 1.5 kilometers (nearly a mile) around the site where the 1.8-ton British bomb will be disposed of Sunday. (more...)
Record-breaking United States astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth Record-breaking United States astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth
- September 03, 2017

As a result of the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, NASA is reviewing return plans to Houston of Whitson, Fischer and the science samples landing in the Soyuz spacecraft . Also accompanying Whitson and Yurchikhin on their way home is USA astronaut Jack Fischer, who will have spent 136 cumulative days in orbit on touchdown. (more...)