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Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim ‘supremacy’ Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim ‘supremacy’
- October 23, 2019

This would seem like a momentous occasion, but not everyone is taking Google's claims at face value. The company published a paper in the journal Nature where it claims it has achieved "quantum supremacy"-that is, it has created a computer that can perform something no classical computer ever could". (more...)
Elon Musk on His Space Internet: 'Whoa, It Worked' Elon Musk on His Space Internet: 'Whoa, It Worked'
- October 23, 2019

According to SpaceX, the Starlink satellite network will eventually provide fast and cheap internet access across the globe - even in those areas now most underserved. Besides which, this first batch of satellites alone has broken records for both the number of simultaneous satellite launches and the biggest weight of payload that a SpaceX launcher has ever carried. (more...)
Chrome 78 begins rolling out with new customization features, forced dark mode Chrome 78 begins rolling out with new customization features, forced dark mode
- October 23, 2019

Interested users can join WhatsApp beta programme for both Android and iOS and experience unreleased features. Under the Display head, a third element has appeared to let you pick the dark mode appearance between two options - dim and lights out. (more...)
SAP, Microsoft partner to help customers SAP, Microsoft partner to help customers "Embrace" cloud
- October 23, 2019

This cloud partnership unites SAP and Microsoft, along with a network of system integrators across the globe, with an aim to produce holistic bundles that offer customers with unified reference architectures, market-approved journeys, and road maps. (more...)
Selena Gomez's new song is HERE! Selena Gomez's new song is HERE!
- October 23, 2019

Naturally, fans started reading into the song's title and went all over social media sharing their thoughts that the ballad could be about Selena's old flame, Justin Bieber , 25. She released her first single since Justin Bieber married Hailey 1st Earl 1st earl baldwin of bewdley of Bewdley , and shades a suited anyone for singing "off-key" in her chorus, intriguing on particularly fleet, and for letting her forest 'burn'. (more...)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of NY planned for PS4 Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of NY planned for PS4
- October 23, 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of NY is set in the World of Darkness and based on White Wolf Publishing's tabletop RPG. The news comes following Paradox's announcement that the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 release has been delayed from its original Q1 2020 window. (more...)
Researchers trick Alexa, Google Home to eavesdrop and steal passwords Researchers trick Alexa, Google Home to eavesdrop and steal passwords
- October 23, 2019

The passwords were then sent to a third-party server, and anyone who checked that server could have used the passwords to try to sign in to users' Amazon or Google accounts. Amazon and Google told CNN Business the security issue has since been fixed. It made users think that apps had stopped recording while actually continuing to listen and record audio. (more...)
Hyundai Creates Machine Learning-Based Smart Cruise Control Hyundai Creates Machine Learning-Based Smart Cruise Control
- October 23, 2019

Machine learning is an important step on the way to fully self-driving cars. Hyundai said it was impossible to give drivers the ability to totally fine-tune how close or how far a vehicle should follow with adaptive cruise control . In the previous system , these parameters could not be fine-tuned, but the new system will remember the acceleration speed a driver uses to catch up to the vehicle in front, how fast you respond to the gap in between, and how far away you sit behind the ... (more...)
Google will patch bug that allowed Apple iPhones to reap free benefits Google will patch bug that allowed Apple iPhones to reap free benefits
- October 23, 2019

But we do know that the move is to try and get people to pay Google for cloud storage. If you're unfamiliar, iPhone owners could actually get free unlimited storage of original-quality photos in Google Photos . These are compressed versions of the original images, and they do not count against Google Drive storage quotas. Ahh, and we thought Google is being nice to iPhone users . (more...)
Pokemon GO Getting Online Battle Mode; Arriving In Early 2020 Pokemon GO Getting Online Battle Mode; Arriving In Early 2020
- October 23, 2019

The Pokemon Go live post states: "We hope this feature will make the Pokemon Go battling experience more competitive and accessible to more Trainers". The Battle League isn't set to release until early 2020 - which should give you plenty of time to train up. Could Pokemon Go finally become a competitive battling game, though? It is not mentioned how the battle's mechanics will work out, but Niantic has promised a special insight video to unveil the battling feature. (more...)
How To Get A Free Google Home Mini: Spotify Giving Away Speakers How To Get A Free Google Home Mini: Spotify Giving Away Speakers
- October 23, 2019

This won't be quite so thrilling when Google just introduced the upgraded Nest Mini (this comes across as clearing out stock), but it's hard to object if you've been itching to start a smart home setup. It's unsure what features Spotify will roll out in partnership with Google but hey, the promotion does get you a $49 smart speaker for free. You should receive a code to redeem in Google's online store. (more...)
Apple reportedly starts manufacturing iPhone XR in India Apple reportedly starts manufacturing iPhone XR in India
- October 22, 2019

Industry officials here said, however, that it remains to be seen whether the new series will be able to fascinate Korean users as the iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are all fourth-generation, or LTE (long-term evolution), models that can not use 5G that was commercialized in Korea in early April. (more...)
New Windows 10 Secured-Core PCs Block Firmware-Level Attacks New Windows 10 Secured-Core PCs Block Firmware-Level Attacks
- October 22, 2019

The program includes some previously announced devices, such as the HP Elite Dragonfly . If you are interested in buying a Secured-core PC, current offerings are aimed at businesses in highly-targeted industries and businesses, as well as organisations like government, financial services, and healthcare. (more...)
Want Disney+ for Free for 12 Months? Verizon's Got You Want Disney+ for Free for 12 Months? Verizon's Got You
- October 22, 2019

The exclusive promotion coincides with the Disney+ launch on November 12. Last month, Netflix's shares declined after CEO Reed Hastings acknowledged that he saw "tough competition" coming from new entrants in the streaming wars. This obviously differs from the Apple Music perk, which has no expiration date for those subscribed to the Play More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited plans, but on the bright side, the Disney+ freebie will be available for everyone on Verizon. (more...)
NordVPN admits one of its servers was hacked NordVPN admits one of its servers was hacked
- October 22, 2019

While NordVPN isn't exactly to blame for this incident, the company is still ultimately responsible for the security of its customers, and it doesn't help that it waited months after the issue was discovered (and now over a year since the event) to officially disclose the hack. (more...)
Will not be coming to older Pixel phones Will not be coming to older Pixel phones
- October 22, 2019

The main issue was that you could unlock the phone with your eyes closed - so, in theory, someone could hold the device up to your sleeping (or unconscious) face, and open the device without your knowing. We just saw a video of the new Pixel 4 smartphone against the iPhone 11 Pro Max and now we have some details on how the new Google Pixel 4 performed in the DXOMark camera tests. (more...)
Where to buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Where to buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- October 22, 2019

Von Garcon claims that he purchased these copies of Modern Warfare from a source outside of Redbox, a distributor of 4K and Blu-ray discs to retailers, but he's unaware of how they were acquired before he purchased them. Battle passes are all the rage lately, and for good reason. You should have plenty of time to download before the game is live. It looks like this system isn't just in place to keep players united, though. (more...)
Steam Halloween Sale, Autumn & Winter Sale Dates Leaked Steam Halloween Sale, Autumn & Winter Sale Dates Leaked
- October 22, 2019

In brief: The holiday season is drawing closer, and along with the usual tradition of turkey, presents, and spending time with relatives you can't stand, the Steam sale dates have just leaked. Soon after comes the Autumn sale . Finally, there's the year-end winter sale , which tends to include a wide range of discounts on everything, from recent releases to old. (more...)
Call of Duty: Mobile gets Halloween-themed content Call of Duty: Mobile gets Halloween-themed content
- October 21, 2019

The spooky map reskin seen above can be found in-game now. Everything announced today is meant to give you a taste of what's to come, but Activision promised that more details about the first seasonal event for Call of Duty: Mobile will be revealed on October 21. (more...)
Samsung to Release Patch for Galaxy Fingerprint Flaw This Week Samsung to Release Patch for Galaxy Fingerprint Flaw This Week
- October 21, 2019

The Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series is now only available in select markets: South Korea, Germany, and the US. After an initial report in the British tabloid The Sun, concern mounted about the potential scale of this security breach, which could make Galaxy users' personal data and mobile wallets vulnerable to abuse. (more...)

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