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AT&T Rolling Out 5G Testing To Three New Cities By 2018 AT&T Rolling Out 5G Testing To Three New Cities By 2018
- August 30, 2017

The new trials will predictably cover more participants and larger coverage areas. AT&T reports its Austin tests have yielded speeds of up to 1 Gbps and latency "well under" 10 milliseconds for the radio link. Mobile 5G services will take additional time, perhaps as early as late 2019. "You're more likely to get more reliable service over fiber". As of June, the service was live in 70,000 locations across Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, ... (more...)
InFamous: Second Son is a Free PlayStation Plus Game for September 2017
- August 30, 2017

Heading up the PS4 selection is Sucker Punch's inFamous: Second Son . You might want to get that PS Plus subscription soon if you're itching to play some AAA PlayStation royalty in September. If you are a PlayStation VR owner, you will also have the opportunity to grab RIGS: Mechanized Combat League as a free bonus game beginning on September 5th and running through November 7th. (more...)
Deathmatch and the Australia-based Junkertown Map Playable on the Overwatch PTR Deathmatch and the Australia-based Junkertown Map Playable on the Overwatch PTR
- August 30, 2017

Responding to an itemized list of fan complaints on the official Overwatch forums , Director Jeff Kaplan said Blizzard was in agreement that it has a problem on its hands. We took a week's holiday so we could double down on Gamescom, but Overwatch This is back on schedule with a suitably extended episode to cram in two weeks of changes, shorts, and announcements. (more...)
Mission milestones to occur over coming Saturn plunge for NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Mission milestones to occur over coming Saturn plunge for NASA's Cassini Spacecraft
- August 30, 2017

As well as the risky passes, Cassini has a few tasks to complete in its final days including a flyby of Titan and a picture taking assignment of the Saturn system. In April, the spacecraft showed that the ocean of Enceladus , an icy moon of Saturn, is releasing hydrogen . The spacecraft starts a 5-minute roll to position INMS for optimal sampling of the atmosphere, transmitting data in near real time from now to end of mission. (more...)
Fitbit Debuts Ionic Smart Watch Fitbit Debuts Ionic Smart Watch
- August 30, 2017

Wearable tech company Fitbit has launched a new device named Ionic, which aims to bridge the gap between fitness trackers and the smartwatches now on the market. This year saw Fitbit lose its top spot on the wearables market, being beaten by Apple and Xiaomi. Fitbit has finally entered the smartwatch business. (more...)
Lenovo could add Lenovo K8, K8 Lite and K8 Plus Smartphones Lenovo could add Lenovo K8, K8 Lite and K8 Plus Smartphones
- August 30, 2017

On the other hand, domestic e-commerce website Flipkart .com on Wednesday announced its partnership with Lenovo, confirming that their e-commerce platform will be the exclusive retail partner for the upcoming Lenovo K8 Plus in the country. (more...)
Samsung's refined Gear IconX earbuds now talk to Bixby Samsung's refined Gear IconX earbuds now talk to Bixby
- August 30, 2017

There's a rotating bezel and a round screen on the Gear Sport, plus it comes in two variants with a choice of either black or blue designs. The first thing that strikes about the Gear Sport is its considered size: in a world where fashion watches are growing to achingly huge wrist protrusions, we think Samsung has found the sweet-spot here - a sensible size for all manner or wrists. (more...)
Fautly spambot leaks 711 million email addresses Fautly spambot leaks 711 million email addresses
- August 30, 2017

Previous year hackers for an Eastern European criminal gang were responsible for the Yahoo data breach that saw the personal information of at least 500 million Yahoo users stolen . The discovery was reported on by Australian computer researcher Troy Hunt who runs the Have I Been Pwned site, a website that allows to check whether their personal data has been compromised in any of the numerous data breaches happening around the world. (more...)
PS Plus September 2017: Expect a PS Plus reveal sometime soon PS Plus September 2017: Expect a PS Plus reveal sometime soon
- August 30, 2017

The two PS4 games shown in the leaked image? According to a report from user garethager, Infamous: Second Son and Child of Light could be September's PS Plus free games. I enjoyed my time with the whimsical game, but only wished they didn't go with the lyrical narration that almost broke me. Sony's Pre-TGS show often include some unbelievable surprises like the announcement of special edition FFXV PS4 , a release date for NIOH , Gundam Versus, Warriors All-Stars, Earth Defense ... (more...)
IPhone 8 launch date could be revealed IPhone 8 launch date could be revealed
- August 30, 2017

Since Apple has eliminated the home button, according to Gurman, the company has created a new software-based home bar that will use new multitasking gestures to access different parts of the device. On Google's Pixel, the fingerprint sensor is actually on the back, so users can use the screen with their thumb. When the Mashable Tech team tackled this issue in our iPhone 2020 project , we quickly ran up against the many UI problems that manifest when the physical home button goes away. (more...)
Cummins Unveils Electric Heavy-Duty Truck Cummins Unveils Electric Heavy-Duty Truck
- August 30, 2017

It showed the new "Near-Zero" natural gas engines for Class 8 trucks that are equivalent to diesel in performance while also outputting little to no emissions. Cummins said the power train was aimed in particular at smaller, urban HGVs. Furber says she expects electric regional haul trucks will be viable soon, but line haul - specifically hindered by payload sapping battery weight that will require a lengthy charge - are "a number of years away". (more...)
Google Spikes 300 Apps Used for Cyberattacks Google Spikes 300 Apps Used for Cyberattacks
- August 30, 2017

This involves bombarding a website with so much traffic that is unable to cope and knocked offline. At its height, the WireX botnet controlled more than 120,000 IP addresses located in 100 countries. "We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from the Play Store , and we're in the process of removing them from all affected devices". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Will Be Announced On September 11 Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Will Be Announced On September 11
- August 30, 2017

The Chinese phone maker has also released several teaser images of the Mi Mix 2 prior to announcing the September 11 event, and it looks like it's going to completely remove the bottom bezel that was present in the first-generation Mi Mix. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Closes NASA Center in Houston Hurricane Harvey Closes NASA Center in Houston
- August 30, 2017

As of the afternoon of August 29, JSC reported 108.3 centimeters of rain had fallen during the storm, with other locations in Houston and southeastern Texas reporting even more as the storm slowly drifted to the east. Mission control is expected to remain in operation throughout this period. Essential personnel still working at Johnson include Mission Control for the space station and support for the James Webb Space Telescope . (more...)
New Bentley Continental GT Goes For A Spin New Bentley Continental GT Goes For A Spin
- August 30, 2017

A new Active All-Wheel-Drive System replaces the traditional 40:60 power delivery split between front and rear wheels and instead varies the front-to-rear torque split dependent upon the driving situation. For the first time, it will be available as standard with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. The new air suspension runs off the 48V system, and aims to differentiate more between the stiffer sport modes and plusher comfort settings. (more...)
Aston Martin Will be EV and Hybrid-Only by the Mid-2020s Aston Martin Will be EV and Hybrid-Only by the Mid-2020s
- August 30, 2017

There's also the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar, which is powered by a V12 hybrid engine, the website says. The automaker will offer battery vehicles as well as mild-hybrid cars that pair an electric battery to a traditional combustion engine. (more...)
Kenyan opposition leader takes 'election rigging' case to court Kenyan opposition leader takes 'election rigging' case to court
- August 30, 2017

They are challenging the commission's declaration that Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with 54% of the votes against opposition leader, Raila Odinga's 46%. The lawyers told the court that the difference in votes between Kenyatta and Odinga could not have remained so consistent on the portal were the data coming in randomly from the various polling stations across the country. (more...)
Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in China Flash-Memory Production Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in China Flash-Memory Production
- August 30, 2017

Lee Jae-Yong, the de-facto head of Samsung Electronics, was found guilty last week of bribery, perjury and other charges related to payments made by Samsung to ousted president Park Geun-Hye's secret confidante Choi Soon-Sil. Samsung has reportedly continued investment talks for the second plant with the Chinese government since late past year when the first plant started full operations. (more...)
Checking the Overall Picture for Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- August 30, 2017

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (SMG) has risen 31.99% since August 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500. Aristotle Capital Management Llc increased Adobe Sys Inc ( ADBE ) stake by 2.82% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. (more...)
Movidius Myriad X VPU Movidius Myriad X VPU
- August 30, 2017

Intel today introduced the Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) which Intel is calling the first vision processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) with a dedicated neural compute engine to accelerate deep neural network inferencing at the network edge. (more...)