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Dolphin attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

Dolphin attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants As FastCompany reports, a research team at Zhejiang University in China figured out how to issue commands to the digital assistants provided by Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei that nobody else can hear. Suffice to say, it works even if the attacker has no device access and the owner has taken the necessary security precautions. In total the researchers identified 16 dev... [Full Article...]

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to develop mobile authentication solution

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to develop mobile authentication solution Another likely factor in T-Mobile's improvement is its aggressive strategy to expand its 4G LTE coverage, the Speedtest report noted. T-Mobile is everyone's favourite and most of the people do like to use its various data plans as they are really wonderful and affordable ones. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp allows picture-in-picture video calls, text status updates

WhatsApp allows picture-in-picture video calls, text status updates WhatsApp started the testing of PIP features on Android earlier this year. But now, Whatsapp has rolled out these features to everyone, in the build v2.17.323 for android and v2.17.52 for iOS. Video calling and messaging has been conveniently put together in picture-in-picture mode for video calls on WhatsApp. Whatsapp has previously removed the text only status and introduced the Snapchat li... [Full Article...]

Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab A (2017) with 8-inch Display, 5000mAh battery

Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab A (2017) with 8-inch Display, 5000mAh battery In other words, Samsung is expected to update the S8 and the Note 8 to Android Oreo by the end of the year. Samsung Tab A 8.0 (2017) gets a 8-inch WXGA TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Google has already released its latest operating system, the Android 8.0 Oreo, to its Pixel devices. The tablet will most likely become available in two color options. [Full Article...]

High-spec, low-cost Nokia 8 launched in SA

High-spec, low-cost Nokia 8 launched in SA Another world's first for the Nokia 8 is the Nokia OZO Audio feature, which brings a fully immersive audio experience to 4K videos. The smartphone has a striking resemblance to the mid-range Nokia 6 launched earlier this year. The processing power is coupled with 64GB of expandable storage and 4GB of memory. The selfie camera is also a 13MP sensor. There is also the Nokia Active Wireless Headset... [Full Article...]

Northern Lights will be visible across much of continental US

Northern Lights will be visible across much of continental US Current forecasts predict the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights is 8-11 p.m. Astronomy Ireland's facebook page says: "BIG aurora expected Friday night arrived early and was blazing over all of Ireland from midnight Thursday night!" This sent a coronal mass ejection (CME) hurtling toward Earth, which sparks the geomagnetic storms and bright green and purple auroras that can be s... [Full Article...]

Google has a new Drive app for your Mac and Windows PCs

Google has a new Drive app for your Mac and Windows PCs Google has also enabled the support for offline access in the Drive File Stream application. Google stated that, from today, the company I.T. department will see the Drive File Stream's settings in the Admin Console for their G Suite version. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Guide Released, Receives a Repairability Score of 4/10

The Blue and Black finishes were also the most popular options and came in first and second respectively. The bad news is that any battery and screen replacements will be a challenge with just how much adhesive Samsung used to secure those components. [Full Article...]

TVR premieres its 200 miles per hour Griffith at Goodwood

TVR premieres its 200 miles per hour Griffith at Goodwood TVR have announced a 5.0 litre V8 to power the Griffith. This motor is dry-sumped and set low into the Griffith's chassis for a ideal 50-50 weight distribution. Unlike previous TVRs, the new Griffith has ABS and configurable traction control, along with electric power steering. The Griff does also have ABS and configurable traction control: blame the European Union law-makers if you have a p... [Full Article...]

Global Positioning System disruptions feared as particles from huge solar flares wash over Earth

Global Positioning System disruptions feared as particles from huge solar flares wash over Earth As described by Space, X-class solar flares are the most powerful types of solar storms which erupt from the spots on the sun's surface. Solar cycles last on average 11 years. EDT (1830 GMT), Battams wrote on Twitter . Although the solar flare temporarily disabled most of the satellite communications done on that day, NASA also iterated that despite its strength, the radiation from th... [Full Article...]

Putin Received No Invitation from Trump to Attend Meeting on Reforming UN

Putin Received No Invitation from Trump to Attend Meeting on Reforming UN He also criticized the United States call for more sanctions against Pyongyang as " useless and ineffective ", and added that it was "ridiculous" for Washington to impose sanctions on Moscow for trading with North Korea, then turn around and ask for help imposing sanctions on the isolated regime. [Full Article...]

Vivo V7+ with 24-megapixel selfie shooter: Everything you want to know

Vivo V7+ with 24-megapixel selfie shooter: Everything you want to know Also, according to a recent report published on Firstpost.com, it seems that both Vivo V7 and V7+ are expected to be featuring 5 inch and 5.7 inch display screens . The selfie camera comes with a soft LED flash and has an aperture of f2.0. While the phone's USP is the strong camera setup, it also offers a FullView display with minimum bezels. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 3 Android 8.0 Oreo update enters closed beta testing

OnePlus 3 Android 8.0 Oreo update enters closed beta testing The build is reportedly plagued with many issues - NFC , Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hotspot/tethering, and more functions are not working properly. With OnePlus already denying any further updates for its One Plus 2 flagship and leaving its owners for the update in the dark, but that doesn't mean that the OEM is ditching all of its products. [Full Article...]

Putin calls against 'pushing North Korea into corner' by sanctions

Putin calls against 'pushing North Korea into corner' by sanctions Putin made the comments after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia . South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. [Full Article...]

Twitter launches Night Mode for desktops

Twitter launches Night Mode for desktops Turning it on will change the background of the app into a dark blue colour with white text that helps a user to read in low-to-no light conditions without causing eye strain. "You can now enable night mode on http://twitter.com!" To disable, simply click on the night mode menu again. If you don't like what you see, it's as easy to reverse the night mode . [Full Article...]

Wisconsin ACT Scores Hold Steady for 2nd Year in a Row

Wisconsin ACT Scores Hold Steady for 2nd Year in a Row The SATs and ACTs are tests high school students take who want to go to college. Louisiana is one of 17 states in which all public students take the ACT. Cardenuto noted that the ACT is not the only test the district takes into account, but its results help it plan for its future. "The gaps are persistent and pervasive, and we're not making much progress", said Jed Applerouth, the founder of A... [Full Article...]

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to be electrified from 2020

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to be electrified from 2020 The 1968 sports vehicle was restored and reworked at Jaguar's Classic Works facility and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kph) in 5.5 seconds. "We're looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market", said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. [Full Article...]

Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare for Over a Decade Causing Radio Blackout

Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare for Over a Decade Causing Radio Blackout NASA notes that the X-class is the most intense type of flare and the number gives detail on how strong the flare was. "Flash has already given the deterioration in the quality of connections in Europe and America", - said the expert. Solar flares most often produce a secondary effect called a coronal mass ejection , or CME. Jets of ionised matter are projected hundreds of thousands of kilo... [Full Article...]

Honor V9 Play debuts in China with Full HD screen, 3000mAh battery

Honor V9 Play debuts in China with Full HD screen, 3000mAh battery 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. On the connectivity front, you get 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM and micro USB port. The phone sports a metal unibody design and is sleek measuring 147.9×73.2×7.65mm and it weighs 145g. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Has Sold 1.5 Million Switch Consoles In Japan

Nintendo Has Sold 1.5 Million Switch Consoles In Japan It officially beats the record set by the Sony console when it got launched in 2013. Now with the Switch , you can play it on a TV or in handheld mode, you can attach and detach the Joy-Cons, and Suda-san feels that Nintendo is "by far the most punk" hardware manufacturer. [Full Article...]


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