Tech


Didi Chuxing slated to buy Uber's China Operations
- August 02, 2016

But China was a tough market for Uber to crack - especially in the face of stiff opposition from Didi. This news comes days after the Chinese government legalised ride-hailing in the country, giving legitimacy to apps like Didi and paving the way for more investor confidence. (more...)
Notorious hacker group claims CEO of Pokemon Go developer Notorious hacker group claims CEO of Pokemon Go developer
- August 02, 2016

There's also Quora links in the tweets , which have been taken down. "Hey, it's OurMine, don't worry we are just testing your security", read one Tweet . While the tweets suggest that the attacker is Robin Hood hacker collective OurMine, the inconsistent tweet structure leaves room for questions. Interestingly when Pokémon GO was launched, privacy issues were raised because the game was getting full Google account access while logging in. (more...)
NY to restrict sex offenders from play Pokemon GO NY to restrict sex offenders from play Pokemon GO
- August 02, 2016

This initiative applies to almost 3,000 Level 1, 2 and 3 sex offenders who are now on parole. Nearly as quickly as it arrived, multiple dangers were linked to its use, ranging from robberies to vehicle crashes. Children in the U.S. are being led to within yards of child abusers' houses while playing the game Pokémon Go, in what was described by politicians as a "very dangerous" downside of the app. (more...)
Aiyyo! Maruti Suzuki hikes vehicle prices by up to Rs 20000 Aiyyo! Maruti Suzuki hikes vehicle prices by up to Rs 20000
- August 02, 2016

Tractor sales are expected to record double-digit growth year-on-year, a trend that has been boosted by improved demand and the low base of last year. Eicher Motors logged 31 per cent sales growth, selling 53,378 units in July 2015 from 40,760 units sold in the corresponding month past year. In two wheeler segment, Hero MotoCorp's overall sales grew by 9.13 per cent. (more...)
Amazon invents voice-controlled noise-canceling headphones Amazon invents voice-controlled noise-canceling headphones
- August 02, 2016

Noise-canceling headphones can be great for blocking out noise to be more productive or hear music in crowded areas, but there are certainly risks associated with shutting off people's senses. Yet judging by the language in the patent, the company had a pretty good idea of the technology that could fit in something as small as a pair of headphones. (more...)
Toya Wright's 2 Brothers Shot & Killed In New Orleans Toya Wright's 2 Brothers Shot & Killed In New Orleans
- August 02, 2016

In the post were hashtags with the messages "RIP to my brothers" and "I never felt pain like this before". The deaths of reality TV star Toya Wright's two brothers have led to a flood of condolences on social media. Michelle took a moment to send Toya her condolences. K. Michelle also reached out to Wright to send her condolences via Twitter and Instagram. Both men have been identified as Toya Wright's brothers, Josh and Rudy Johnson, who died from their injuries. (more...)
New Texas Law Allows College Students to Carry Guns on Campus New Texas Law Allows College Students to Carry Guns on Campus
- August 02, 2016

However, campus carry will extend to community colleges across the state next fall. At the University of Houston, guns are off-limits in 22 buildings - including all dorms, health centers, places where children are present (like the daycare center), and at sporting events. (more...)
Here's what Bernie Sanders had to say about Debbie Wasserman Schultz's resignation Here's what Bernie Sanders had to say about Debbie Wasserman Schultz's resignation
- July 30, 2016

Wasserman Schultz denied the accusation, but was forced out as chief Sunday. "If you don't believe this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate and what that would mean to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country", he said. (more...)
Microsoft planning to slash 2850 jobs? Microsoft planning to slash 2850 jobs?
- July 30, 2016

Microsoft's restructuring of the organisation is going on from some time and the company has laid off thousands of employees in the past year. Microsoft has described this most recent round of layoffs as "an extension of the earlier plan", and continued to detail that these layoffs would be completed by the end of the company's fiscal year in 2017. (more...)
Bethesda's Prey is a Full Reboot, has no Ties to Previous Game Bethesda's Prey is a Full Reboot, has no Ties to Previous Game
- July 30, 2016

Rather than being representative of any conception people have with Prey, Raphael Colantonio, president and creative director of Arkane Studios, describes the title simply as an Arkane game. Aside from weapons, players will also have different gadgets that can also be used for combat and other purposes. "It's not horror. The psychological thrill dimension is morphed around the theme of identity". (more...)
Tesla Looking at Cameras, Radar in Florida Crash Tesla Looking at Cameras, Radar in Florida Crash
- July 30, 2016

Panasonic has invested nearly $2-billion in the said factory and it is believed to be the largest battery manufacturing plant to date. Analysts said Gigafactory is key towards attaining Tesla's new goal of moving from a maker of luxury electric sedans such as the Model S to a maker of more affordable electric vehicles. (more...)
Facebook testing new video features on mobile app
- July 29, 2016

There were critics, however, BI reports - including academic Zeynep Tufekci , who argued the research was conducted on "a small, skewed subset of Facebook users". Facebook is one of the biggest beneficiaries as advertisers move money away from television to the internet and mobile platforms. While on a daily basis, it is being used twice as much as the Facebook app on Android, the insanely popular app from Niantic Labs has the most first-week downloads since Apple launched its iOS app store ... (more...)
Minecraft on Windows 10 to get Oculus Rift support very soon Minecraft on Windows 10 to get Oculus Rift support very soon
- July 29, 2016

Support for the Oculus Rift means that Minecraft players will be able to enjoy the game in virtual reality, which hasn't exactly been possible before on PC. "We introduced our cross-platform Realms service, so players could own always-online worlds just for them and their friends, and play on them with minecrafters on mobile devices". (more...)
MS Word Gets New Research, Editor and Style Features MS Word Gets New Research, Editor and Style Features
- July 28, 2016

Being a cloud-based service, Editor will improve over time, and the more people that use it, the more accurate and helpful it will become. Editor will look to offer suggestions to make your writing stronger by prompting writers to avoid the passive voice, avoid the use of words it deems unnecessary, as well as pointing out words that you use too often. (more...)
Europol, Intel and Kaspersky launch anti-ransomware project Europol, Intel and Kaspersky launch anti-ransomware project
- July 27, 2016

Dubbed No More Ransom, the initiative offers victims informational resources to deal with attacks and tools to help them recover their data . In other words, it keeps the system hostage, and the only way to access is with the password the attacker provides once the victim pays, hence the name. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leaked: Images published just one week before launch Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leaked: Images published just one week before launch
- July 26, 2016

Simultaneous events will take place in Rio de Janeiro at 12 pm and in London at 4 p.m. The reason why Samsung reportedly prefers these months for its launch dates is because they tend to coincide with the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Additionally, the tablet that came with an iris scanner was designed for customers in the financial and government sectors, and when it comes to user authentication on various devices and services, the iris scanner is considerably believed to prove higher ... (more...)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance returns to PS4, Xbox One next week Marvel Ultimate Alliance returns to PS4, Xbox One next week
- July 26, 2016

Fans can get the two games separately or purchase them in a bundle. You'll be able to get both games together in a bundle for $60, but it's also possible to buy each one individually for $40 each. Here's the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 launch trailer. Players can either play solo or with friends via local or online co-op. "They play really smooth". (more...)
MMS malware vulnerability found in older versions of OS X and iOS MMS malware vulnerability found in older versions of OS X and iOS
- July 25, 2016

For now, people should just hang on to hope that the release would come soon based on Pangu's success in jailbreaking the iOS 10 . Surprisingly, Pangu performed a demo on jailbreaking the iOS 10 at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) in Shanghai. (more...)
Verizon deal said to be near
- July 25, 2016

Yahoo gained 1.4% to close at $39.38 on Friday after Bloomberg reported it was closing in on a deal with Verizon. The news is expected to be announced on Monday. The deal, ironically, would also bring old colleagues Mayer and Verizon's AOL key executive Tim Armstrong face to face, who used to work together at Google years ago. (more...)
Nvidia unveils powerful new Titan X graphics card
- July 24, 2016

However, we anticipate it to feature at the main UK retailers: Overclockers UK , Amazon , Scan and Ebuyer . Currently, the lowest recommended GPU for solid VR performance on both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is the Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU. (more...)
A Single Text Can Give Hackers Access to Your iPhone
- July 24, 2016

The error comes down to the way Apple's software handles TIFF image files. The news came about when the research company released the latest patches it made to versions 9.3.2 and below. Tyler Bohan from team of Cisco Talos, found out the issues that could be exploited by sending an attachment of malformed image in an email to the victims, embedded in Webpage, by means of MMS messages, iMessages, and all other types of applications. (more...)
Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
- July 23, 2016

Despite Chipotle's assurances that it has taken steps to tighten food safety procedures after the E. coli outbreak and norovirus cases starting last fall that sickened people around the country, many are still staying away. The Mexican burrito chain that had previously avoided loyalty program, has now launched one for the first time earlier in July; the move is aimed to win back lost customers and help in sales recovery. (more...)
Florida mosquitoes being tested for Zika to confirm case
- July 23, 2016

Tom Frieden. The Florida Health Department says it's now investigating a second possible non-travel related case of Zika infection in South Florida . Zika cases have been reported in both Clark and Washoe counties. In hopes of thwarting a local outbreak, Florida public health officials have, since early this year, been urging residents to take preventive measures like wearing insect repellent and dumping standing water in small containers where mosquitoes like to breed. (more...)
US charges alleged owner of international file-sharing site US charges alleged owner of international file-sharing site
- July 22, 2016

TorrentFreak reports that Artem Vaulin , a 30-year-old from Ukraine who allegedly runs the site, was arrested in Poland. KickassTorrents is the most popular torrent site, bigger than the Pirate Bay with around 50 million visitors each month. (more...)
NYPD ends standoff with man suspected of tossing hoax device
- July 22, 2016

But rather than run to safety, Armani hit the gas, determined to get the device away from the crowds. "We both look at each other and I was like, 'We're going to go, but I'm not going to have anyone else go with us'". It turned out to be a red candle and a battery-operated lantern wrapped in tin foil. Police caught up to the man near Columbus Circle at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue, where he has been barricaded in his vehicle for hours. (more...)