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Research Bug Allowed Google Home Mini Speakers to Record Everything
Author: 0 Bug Allowed Google Home Mini Speakers to Record Everything

The issue was discovered by Artem Russakovskii , who received a review unit of the £49 speaker from Google . Ars Technica reported their Home Mini's touch panel functionality was disabled by the patch, but it had "never went insane and started recording at random".

Research Airtel counters JioPhone with smartphone at Rs 1399 net price
Author: 0 Airtel counters JioPhone with smartphone at Rs 1399 net price

Users will have to pay Rs 2,899 upfront to buy the Karbonn A40 Indian , and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 each. The customer then gets a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1,500.

Research OnePlus accused of stealing user's private data
Author: 0 OnePlus accused of stealing user's private data

Among the usual network activity, he noticed a large amount of requests to open.oneplus.net. The info that OnePlus is collecting starts with analytics like irregular device locks/unlocks, abnormal reboots, to the serious WiFi network details, MAC address, phone numbers and serial numbers too.

Research New Delhi bans fireworks for Diwali to combat chronic pollution
Author: 0 New Delhi bans fireworks for Diwali to combat chronic pollution

This year, Supreme Court has chose to not let the crackers be a reason behind the increasing pollution of Delhi. But on Monday, the apex court reversed its decision, ordered ban on sale till October 31, and said that the Sept 12 order allowing controlled sale of firecrackers will be effective from November 1.

Research Plug-in hybrid for Range Rover speeds race to electric era
Author: 0 Plug-in hybrid for Range Rover speeds race to electric era

Other technology highlights include a new 10-inch rear entertainment system option, Remote Intelligent Seat Fold technology - which allows users to fold the seats via a smartphone app - up to 18 connection points in the cabin like USB, HDMI and 12V inputs, along with a 4G WiFi hotspot.

Research Crazy Volume Spikes for: Intel Corporation
Author: 0 Crazy Volume Spikes for: Intel Corporation

The hedge fund run by Jonathan Savitz held 8.95 million shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $8.95 million, up from 700,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. RENDUCHINTALA VENKATA S M sold $505,432 worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) on Monday, May 1. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Limited invested in 0.23% or 47,198 shares.

Author: 0 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Critical Levels to Breach

Fieldpoint Private Advisors Inc sold 13,060 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. Daruma Capital Management Llc holds 3.19% of its portfolio in Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc for 1.12 million shares. Carl Domino Incorporated has 1.83% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ). Fruth Inv reported 30,451 shares. Wright Investors reported 152,090 shares stake.

Research Cook County officials to vote on repealing sugary drink tax
Author: 0 Cook County officials to vote on repealing sugary drink tax

Retailers earlier this year unsuccessfully sued the county with a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutionally vague, hard to implement, and unlawful because similar beverages were taxed differently. The tax was greeted with 87% disapproval from the public. People living near the border of Cook County were willing to drive a short distance to avoid the tax.

Research Zuckerberg promotes VR with footage of disaster-stricken Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Zuckerberg promotes VR with footage of disaster-stricken Puerto Rico

VR, like the system he and Franklin demonstrated, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, so Zuckerberg asserts that such a system may be helpful to the relief aid. Moreover, it will help people determine their location and density in those places. Zuckerberg's use of his cartoonish avatar comes as Facebook prepares to host its Oculus Connect, its annual Oculus developer conference.

Research Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization
Author: 0 Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

A wind farm of such a magnitude i.e. three million square kilometres in the Atlantic Ocean will be sufficient for our energy needs, a study has shown. "We found that giant ocean-based wind farms are able to tap into the energy of the winds throughout much of the atmosphere, whereas wind farms onshore remain constrained by the near-surface wind resources", Possner explained.

Author: 0 Snapchat's new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery

The full launch list of Context Cards partners includes TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Michelin, Goop , Uber, Lyft, OpenTable, and Resy. The Context Cards displayed vary depending on the type of venue and the details available about the location.

Research Huawei announces Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for Mate 9
Author: 0 Huawei announces Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for Mate 9

Although there's no word on when that might happen, there's a good chance the update will be rolled out before the end of the year. Once you do, you'll have the chance to share the problems you've encountered with Huawei , which will fix them if necessary.

Research Nokia sheds VR jobs, focuses on health
Author: 0 Nokia sheds VR jobs, focuses on health

Since the split, Nokia Technologies has dabbled in a variety of areas, including handset design (but not manufacturing), patent licensing and digital health. There's good news for existing OZO users, however, as Nokia promises that existing commitments will not be impacted. The company said that the slower-than-expected development of the VR market in digital media means it will reduce investments there and focus more on technology licensing opportunities.

Research Ghost Recon: Wildlands Free Weekend Will Introduce Ghost War PVP
Author: 0 Ghost Recon: Wildlands Free Weekend Will Introduce Ghost War PVP

While servers are down, you will still be able to play Ghost Recon: Wildlands offline with AI teammates. The progress that players achieve during this free trial period will be carried over to the game once they have made the purchase. Ubisoft explained through the game's forums that the maintenance will only affect the online aspect of the game. Ghost War is the free PvP mode for all owners of the game, including those who are going to be playing it during the free weekend this week .

Research Can't open your News-Journal app? Here's the fix
Author: 0 Can't open your News-Journal app? Here's the fix

It's a perennial question asked in offices, pubs, shops and across the internet every year in the run up to the launch of a new iPhone: does Apple slow down older iPhones to make you buy new ones. Make sure you pick a smartphone charger that delivers. In doing so they often get more complex as new features and technologies are added, which can lead to the app performing worse over time as the smartphone has to do more when the app launches and during its general operation.

Research Loon Internet Balloons to Launch in Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Loon Internet Balloons to Launch in Puerto Rico

The license extends from October 6th until April 4th, 2018, and it was granted to Ben Wojtowicz, a software engineer and member of Alphabet's X lab who works on Project Loon . Each balloon would hover about 12 miles off the ground and provide voice and data coverage for roughly 2,000 square miles (5,000 square kilometers).

Author: 0 Monstrous new Overwatch Halloween skins leaked

Symmetra's skin is arguably the coolest, as it has a sort of dragon-woman theme to it, fully equipped with glowing scales and bright yellow eyes, on top of a newly-designed mechanical left arm. The teaser video released by Blizzard for the event revealed that Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 will launch on October 10, which is just around the corner.

Research GM Enhances Self-Driving Car Effort With Deal for Strobe
Author: 0 GM Enhances Self-Driving Car Effort With Deal for Strobe

Strobe will work with GM's Cruise Automation team in San Francisco to develop the next generation of laser sensors called Lidar . Cruise's fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolts is now testing on the crowded streets of San Francisco , a move that GM believes will help it bring autonomous cars to market faster.

Author: 0 Apple releases new iTunes build to bring back app management support

It's a common belief, but benchmarking firm Futuremark has spent the past year trying to debunk the theory. Apple might not be purposely hindering older iPhones to force users to upgrade, but it appears that optimizing each new version of iOS to work with these devices isn't the company's highest priority.