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Amazon Alexa Can Now Be Used To Control Your Fire TV

Amazon Alexa Can Now Be Used To Control Your Fire TV But with the new native controls (and an Echo device in your living room) you don't even need to do that. More details on the vulnerability can be found on the MWR Labs blog . Barnes then began looking through the processes running the Echo to see how audio is transmitted between them. Amazon says the functionality will go live on Tuesday for Fire TV boxes and the Fire TV Stick. [Full Article...]

Chandigarh Boy of Class XII Secured Google Job as a Graphic Designer

Chandigarh Boy of Class XII Secured Google Job as a Graphic Designer Harshit Sharma , who recently completed his Class 12 from the Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 33, in 2017, will be joining the graphic designing team of Google. In a conversation with the media, Harshit said that since the age of 10, his interest in the field of design began to grow. He credits his uncle Rohit Sharma for his success saying it was his help and training which made... [Full Article...]

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Details

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Details The post reveals that multiplayer will be played through players' ability to build up to three cabins on their farms for "farmhands", which will controlled by other players. Friends are invited through Steam to join the farm which is great news for PC users. Split screen, local multiplayer or player vs player will not be available through this update, but you can invite your friends to your farm... [Full Article...]

Facebook Shut Down an AI System Which Created Its Own Language

Facebook Shut Down an AI System Which Created Its Own Language But then, the eternal fear of AI surpassing human intelligence continues to haunt many a scientists and developers. The chatbots appeared to be communicating with each other in a language that sounded plain "gibberish" but one the computers understood . [Full Article...]

Google Play services crosses 5 billion downloads worldwide

Google Play services crosses 5 billion downloads worldwide Another update from Google said that it has modified the Google Clock service with a darker theme and newer icons. However, this should not be confused with the idea that people have manually downloaded the app this many times. 1,000,000,000-5,000,000,000 was the top category under the old system, but Google's had to invent something new for Google Play Services. Mountain View, California-base... [Full Article...]

Asteroid Flyby to Help NASA's Planetary Defense

Asteroid Flyby to Help NASA's Planetary Defense TC4 has not been seen since its 2012 discovery, when it sped past Earth at about one-fourth the distance from Earth to the moon. It is expected to fly past Earth on October 12, and while NASA said it is "absolutely certain" the rock will miss the planet , they are unsure how close it will pass. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub

Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub Microsoft and Apple . It's unclear how much money people will save through the upgrade because it depends on the kind of Surface device involved. Surface Plus for Business likewise helps small and medium-sized businesses add multiple devices of different types to a single agreement, including even the 55-inch Surface Hub . [Full Article...]

Amazon Benches 'Blue' Budget Phones Over Security Concerns

Amazon Benches 'Blue' Budget Phones Over Security Concerns The issue started late previous year when researchers found an app from Shanghai Adups Technology that was sending user data from the Blu R1 HD budget phone to servers in China. Kryptowire had singled out the Blu R1 HD, which is available for $60 on Amazon, for harboring Adups software. For its part, Blu has disputed the allegations. [Full Article...]

Spotify Has Just Passed 60m Paid Subscribers

Spotify Has Just Passed 60m Paid Subscribers Compared to its biggest competition, that's double Apples Music's 27 million subscribers . The struggles of SoundCloud are even more fascinating given the fact that it has helped to give us music from the likes of Chance the Rapper ( who claims the service isn't going anywhere), and Fetty Wap, and is the go-to site for experimental new tracks from everyone from Skrillex to Kanye West . [Full Article...]

Players Can Now Beta Test On Windows 10, Android

Players Can Now Beta Test On Windows 10, Android Not all of Better Together's features will be available in the beta (servers aren't live) but they're being added as they become ready. All versions, except for PlayStation and legacy versions, will be unified with the upcoming update. As for consoles, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are the only two systems which will be getting the update (so far). Once they have both, they can join the Mi... [Full Article...]

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target Raftery said that his team found that population, surprisingly, was not a factor that affected global temperature . Population growth does not contribute to global warming as much as the carbon intensity, which is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each dollar of economic activity, does. [Full Article...]

Ford Wants Mustang Owners to be Nicer to Their Neighbours

Ford Wants Mustang Owners to be Nicer to Their Neighbours In the event the neighbors don't like the sweet sounds of a 2018 Ford Mustang GT , Ford's got a new system for you. It would be even cooler if you could use the Global Positioning System to create a geofence for the quiet exhaust mode, but sadly, Ford does not offer that thing I just came up with off the top of my head. [Full Article...]

NASA asks for public's help with nationwide eclipse experiment

NASA asks for public's help with nationwide eclipse experiment The last time a total solar eclipse cut across the whole contiguous country was in 1918, according to NASA . For now, a total solar eclipse is visible from somewhere on the Earth's surface about once every 18 months, on average. The first type is a partial eclipse , where the sun, moon and Earth are not perfectly lined up. If you live too far away to see it, don't despair-another ecli... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS is no more

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS is no more I say "was" because Microsoft chose to pull the plug on the development and remove Word Flow from the App Store. After the experiment has been completed, Microsoft has closed down its Word Flow keyboard on iOS. In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey's technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to our comman... [Full Article...]

DNA Samples Show Biblical Canaanites Escaped Extermination

DNA Samples Show Biblical Canaanites Escaped Extermination A young person's body buried in the Canaanite city of Sidon more than 3,500 years ago. According to a passage in Deuteronomy , God had ordered the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanites . They found that these people shared about half their DNA with farmers from the Levant, who had been living in the area from thousands of years previous, but half of their DNA with an earlier Iranian popul... [Full Article...]

This is the moment every kid dreams of: Toby Roland-Jones

This is the moment every kid dreams of: Toby Roland-Jones After South Africa were set a target of 492 runs in the final innings, England struck early to reduce Proteas to 117 runs for four wickets at stumps on day four of the third Test at Kennington Oval . His second-wicket partner Jennings needed none of the good fortune he had relied upon the previous day , assured in defence and middling the ball in measured attack until - just two short of h... [Full Article...]

LG V30 reportedly to be available by September 28 in the US

LG V30 reportedly to be available by September 28 in the US While we still don't know of course all the details about the LG V30, there have been a lot of leaks and rumors about it the past few months. The sale is expected to begin from 28 September in the country. Below the two cameras will sit a fingerprint scanner. Unlike the V20, the new phone is also rumoured to feature waterproofing. A recent report from Korea citing industry sources states, "Most ... [Full Article...]

Apple removes VPN Apps from China App Store

Apple removes VPN Apps from China App Store Screenshot of the notification ExpressVPN received from Apple about the removal of ExpressVPN's iOS app from the China App Store. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is removing virtual private network ( VPN ) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, July 29, accusing the US tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing to comply with stringent cyberspace regulations,... [Full Article...]

Putin Aide: US Sanctions Could Severely Curb Russia's Economic Growth

Putin Aide: US Sanctions Could Severely Curb Russia's Economic Growth Russian President Vladimir Putin this week objected to the proposed sanctions. President Donald Trump will sign a bill into law that would ramp up sanctions against Russian Federation, the White House said Friday, ending speculation over whether he would veto the measure. [Full Article...]

Fire Ball ride closed at Rock County Fair after Ohio Tragedy

Fire Ball ride closed at Rock County Fair after Ohio Tragedy Three of the injured were critically hurt. Victim Tyler Jarrell was 18 and had recently enlisted in the Marines . The ride in Wisconsin is owned by a different company than the one that operated the ride in OH but fair organizers say they want to make sure families have a safe and fun time at the fair this weekend. [Full Article...]


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