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Apple apologises for letting its workers listen to Siri recordings Apple apologises for letting its workers listen to Siri recordings
- August 31, 2019

The change will work across all of its devices by making audio review an opt-in process, rolling in the next software update. "We hope that many people will choose to help Siri get better, knowing that Apple respects their data and has strong privacy controls in place", the company said. (more...)
Security concerns threaten undersea cable to China Security concerns threaten undersea cable to China
- August 31, 2019

US officials are moving to block the undersea cable backed by Google , Facebook and a Chinese partner, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday . Peng did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment. The U.S. government has approved similar cable projects in the past, with the condition that the companies in charge have taken enough steps to ensure that foreign actors can't block access to the data flowing through the cable or spy on that data. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Fold expected to finally launch on 6 September in Korea
- August 31, 2019

Koh Dong-jin, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics' IT and mobile communications division, said in a meeting with reporters in NY earlier this month that the global sales target for this year for the Galaxy Fold would be reduced from the 1 million the company set in April. (more...)
Musk, Ma share opposing views on tech future
- August 31, 2019

China offers a lot of potential for the Elon Musk-led company given its status as the world's biggest electric vehicle market. Mr Musk has warned that he believes advanced AI could reach a point where it becomes unsafe to humanity. The tech leaders also touched on various other topics, including Musk's obsession with Mars. To this, Ma commented, " I appreciate you want to go to Mars, but we need to look after people here on Earth ". (more...)
LG Q70 with Snapdragon 675, triple rear camera setup launched LG Q70 with Snapdragon 675, triple rear camera setup launched
- August 31, 2019

The smartphone draws its power from an octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with Adreno 612 GPU. The phone packs 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of internal storage. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, FM Radio, NFC , and USB Type-C 2.0 port. Sensors on the phone include proximity, accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and gyroscope. (more...)
OnePlus 7T Specs Reportedly Leaked Alongside September Launch Date OnePlus 7T Specs Reportedly Leaked Alongside September Launch Date
- August 30, 2019

What about on the inside? This is the same screen as that of the OnePlus 7 Pro . It's claimed RAM support will come in the form of 6GB or 8GB with storage options of 128GB and 256GB - like the OnePlus 7 does. We have seen Xiaomi launching its first set of Smart TVs in India with PatchWall UI that did not run Android TV . There would be a 3,800 mAh battery powering the OnePlus 7T . (more...)
Redmi Note 8 Unboxing/ Hands-on Pictures in all its glory Redmi Note 8 Unboxing/ Hands-on Pictures in all its glory
- August 30, 2019

Do note that, the focusing distance for the macro lens on the Realme 5 , and the Realme 5 Pro is 4CM and the Note 8 Pro's camera module is likely to offer better macro shots due to shorter focus distance. The Note 8 is a slightly downgraded version of the Note 8 Pro , as the name itself suggests. It also has the same glass back as the premium Note 8 Pro . (more...)
Rotated Chinese troops 'will defend Hong Kong prosperity' Rotated Chinese troops 'will defend Hong Kong prosperity'
- August 30, 2019

Written questions to China's Foreign Ministry were referred to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), a high-level bureau under China's State Council. Ren stressed that the troops there would follow the command of the Communist Party Central Committee in Beijing but that the rotation was "routine". They had the confidence, determination and capability to "protect and defend Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability", he told a briefing in Beijing. (more...)
Porsche Macan Turbo - 440 PS, 550 Nm, PSCB Porsche Macan Turbo - 440 PS, 550 Nm, PSCB
- August 30, 2019

Power goes to the wheels via a seven-speed PDK, and the Macan Turbo has Porsche Traction Management. Getting to 100km/h takes a mere 4.3 seconds, according to Porsche , which is 0.3s quicker than before, while the top speed is quoted at 270km/h. (more...)
Apple to stop default practice of keeping Siri recordings Apple to stop default practice of keeping Siri recordings
- August 30, 2019

Up until recently, this was standard Siri behavior. Hundreds of Apple workers across Europe who were employed to check Siri recordings for errors have lost their jobs after the company announced it was suspending the programme earlier this month. (more...)
IPhones hacked by malicious websites IPhones hacked by malicious websites
- August 30, 2019

Researchers from Project Zero , a Google task force that has the only job of finding security vulnerabilities, discovered that iPhones were being hacked when a website injected an implant binary (malware), gaining elevated access to pretty much the entire phone. (more...)
Microsoft overhauls interface for Windows tablets Microsoft overhauls interface for Windows tablets
- August 30, 2019

That was possible before, if you opted not to automatically switch into the tablet interface, but Microsoft's latest Fast ring build adds some enhancements that make it more usable. A handful of quality of life improvements might not seem like much, but when they affect tasks as common as tapping something in the Taskbar, they could have a greater than expected influence over the whole experience. (more...)
Nvidia and VMware Launch Hybrid Cloud On AWS Nvidia and VMware Launch Hybrid Cloud On AWS
- August 30, 2019

The two companies will deliver accelerated GPU services that will allow customers to migrate VMware vSphere-based applications and containers to the cloud , completely unchanged. Originally that was as a partner, but now it will be as part of VMware . VMware Cloud runs the company's SDDC on the Amazon Web Services cloud. The new NetApp HCI for VDI with VMware Horizon 7 solution supports all major third-party VDI solutions with VMware Horizon. (more...)
Google, Dell team up on Chromebook Enterprise devices Google, Dell team up on Chromebook Enterprise devices
- August 30, 2019

Windows is an integral part of the business IT infrastructure. Dell has been a Chrome OS partner with Google for some time and these announcements are a big win for the platform when it comes to business. You can also choose from touchscreen and non-touch variants. They also have a Chrome logo on the keyboard. It might look like two existing windows laptops repurposed for Chrome OS. (more...)
IOS 13.1 Developer Beta Released Even Before iOS 13 Leaves Beta IOS 13.1 Developer Beta Released Even Before iOS 13 Leaves Beta
- August 30, 2019

The company has released a surprise iOS 13.1 beta with features including Shortcuts Automations that was removed from the iOS 13 update , MacRumours reports . "The thing is, Apple doesn't normally share beta ".1" versions of iOS updates until after it actually releases the major update. If you care about jailbreaks , make sure you avoid the update like the plague because you never know how long it will take for you to get another opportunity. (more...)
Realme 5’s 120,000 units sold in its first sale Realme 5’s 120,000 units sold in its first sale
- August 30, 2019

We expect to find out more about the Realme XT very soon. It will run on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The front-facing camera is a 13-megapixel unit. The device was recently teased by the company's India CEO, Madhav Sheth during the Realme 5 launch event. The battery is big at 4,000mAh, plus there's support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging. (more...)
Captial One hacker indicted; faces 25 years in prison Captial One hacker indicted; faces 25 years in prison
- August 30, 2019

Officials say Thompson, 33, copied data from servers that Capital One rented from a cloud computing company, including personal information from about 100 million customers who had applied for credit cards from Capital One. Thompson allegedly used software to identify companies whose firewalls were vulnerable to outside commands. Millions of Capital One prospects, and who is aware of what number of as-but unnamed victims, are hoping that the data did not go far. (more...)
Malware that shipped in apps on Chinese phones discovered in CamScanner Malware that shipped in apps on Chinese phones discovered in CamScanner
- August 30, 2019

This time however Kaspersky researchers have identified the presence of a malware in the app available on Google Play Store - which is bad news for unsuspecting Android users. Google Play Store has actively been weeding out apps for engaging in malicious behaviour ranging from ad fraud to seeding harmful code. According to the reaserchers, the trojan malware extracts and run malicious modules in the background. (more...)
New Nike Adapt Huarache Self Lacing Shoe Supports SIRI and Apple Watch New Nike Adapt Huarache Self Lacing Shoe Supports SIRI and Apple Watch
- August 30, 2019

While we're sure the technology will appear in more and more shoes and be applied to more and more functions and activities, right now the Nike Adapt Huarache is the next step in this groundbreaking innovation. Huh-rah-ché if you're Anglicising. The latest iteration of FitAdapt allows for a wider array of personal preferences amid various environments and situations - a key revolution given the multi-purpose nature of contemporary lifestyle footwear. (more...)
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 going on sale in September 2019 Microsoft's HoloLens 2 going on sale in September 2019
- August 30, 2019

Why mention that the report only contains 39 words? Microsoft's second generation HoloLens is coming in September . Then, the buzz quickly faded as the HoloLens mixed reality headset ran into the same problem every augmented reality product runs into: It's very cool in theory, but not terribly useful right now in practice. (more...)

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