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Android flaw could let hackers do some clandestine photography Android flaw could let hackers do some clandestine photography
- November 20, 2019

Operating in stealth mode while taking photos and recording videos, so no camera shutter sounds for alerting the user. Google Play Protect is now blocking a Xiaomi app that is pre-installed with Xiaomi phones. The flaw was uncovered by the cybersecurity firm Checkmarx in July, and its findings were published Tuesday, Ars Technica first reported . From Samsung: "Since being notified of this issue by Google, we have subsequently released patches to address all Samsung device models that ... (more...)
Impeachment Hearing Opening Statements: Williams, Vindman, Volker, Morrison Impeachment Hearing Opening Statements: Williams, Vindman, Volker, Morrison
- November 20, 2019

Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, estifies before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 19, 2019. "You testified in the deposition that you did not know who the whistleblower was or is", Nunes said. Tuesday's sessions at the House Intelligence Committee started with Vindman and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence . (more...)
Intel debuts Ponte Vecchio, its first Xe GPU for servers
- November 20, 2019

Meanwhile, Ari Rauch, Vice President and General Manager of Visual Technologies Team and Graphics Business, Intel, said that their company had prior witnessed the need to design a graphics architecture that could scale up from traditional GPU workloads to the latest HPC/exascale/ deep and AI learning training. (more...)
PG&E gives 48-hour notice to 264,000 customers of possible Wednesday blackout PG&E gives 48-hour notice to 264,000 customers of possible Wednesday blackout
- November 20, 2019

PG&E said the weather could prompt power shutoffs for "some customers in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay". The East Bay Hills have been identified as an area of concern, as offshore winds are expected to develop in higher elevations of the North Bay and East Bay starting Tuesday night, the alert said. (more...)
Xiaomi launching new range of cheap 5G smartphones Xiaomi launching new range of cheap 5G smartphones
- November 20, 2019

Talking about the Redmi K20 series, two smartphones Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro have been introduced in this series. Furthermore, the upcoming Redmi K30 will also come with 5G (however, we have no idea about the price, so it could be one of the more costly options). (more...)
Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover comes to the west Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover comes to the west
- November 19, 2019

It's called the Flip Cover and uses a clamshell design to protect both the front and back of the unit. The Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover will be priced at $39.99 while the console is priced at $199.99. The Nintendo Switch Lite is immediately available, and the Flip Cover & Screen Protector will appear online on December 8, 2019. The Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector accessories are a great way to help keep your new Nintendo Switch Lite screen in great condition ... (more...)
Huawei Unfold Sellout $3K 5G Mate X Huawei Unfold Sellout $3K 5G Mate X
- November 19, 2019

It was scheduled to go on sale earlier than the Mate X. But early reviewers, who received the units just days before the April 26 release in the U.S., found a few issues with the phone. Mate X is equipped with 5GKirin 980 processor, and a dual cell with 4,500mAh battery that gives it a longer battery life span. The reason behind this inflated price is the lack of supply in the market and Huawei has said that the device will only be available in limited quantities in China. (more...)
New Patent Reveals PlayStation 5 Controller Design New Patent Reveals PlayStation 5 Controller Design
- November 19, 2019

As first spied by VGC , the patent features a total of eight controller illustrations showing a design that is slightly larger than the current DualShock 4 model. It seems the DualShock 5 - that's not its official name yet, mind - will have at least one built-in microphone joining the speaker, which appears to be placed in the same general location as the one found on the DS4 model. (more...)
Many Nokia smartphones getting Google Assistant’s Ambient mode now Many Nokia smartphones getting Google Assistant’s Ambient mode now
- November 19, 2019

It turns your handset irrespective of whether it is a smartphone or a tablet into smart displays on plugging them in for charging. Google Assitant takes over the lockscreen or always-on display - showing notifications, the weather, calendar events, music control, and photo albums. (more...)
Apple bans vaping apps over health concerns Apple bans vaping apps over health concerns
- November 19, 2019

Apple Said, "As of today, these Apps will no longer be a part of App store or no longer available to download". Apple has eliminated all apps regarding vaping from its App Retailer, citing warnings from specialists who name vaping "a public health crisis" and "a youth epidemic". (more...)
Google Stadia Recommended Internet Speed For a Smooth Game Streaming Google Stadia Recommended Internet Speed For a Smooth Game Streaming
- November 19, 2019

Stadia Pro also allows members to access the full Destiny 2 experience including the base game, previous add-ons and all DLC up to and including Shadowkeep . It may help play the range of Stadia titles that were confirmed today. According to a speculative piece by Thurrott on Microsoft's E3 plans, Project xCloud is supposedly more powerful than Google Stadia . (more...)
Half-Life: Alyx VR game is Valve's return to the series
- November 19, 2019

If the audio leaks continue to be correct, we can expect Half-Life: Alyx to be released in March 2020, which gives the rest of us just five months to get a room big enough to set up the VR experience, and become familiar with the controls, odd sense of dysmorphia, and dizziness. (more...)
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Subscription Will Give People Fortune Cookies And Warehouses Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Subscription Will Give People Fortune Cookies And Warehouses
- November 19, 2019

The other lets you receive fortune cookies and store your furniture and clothes in warehouses. No pricing details have been disclosed for Pocket Camp Club, but Nintendo said more details on the membership plans will be released on November 20. (more...)
A new Half-Life game is in development, Valve confirms
- November 19, 2019

The same transcript also suggested the VR game would be revealed at The Game Awards on December 12 - however Valve's new tweet suggests it may be unveiled much sooner than anticipated. While it's been steadily releasing games - with Artifact and Dota Underlords being its major releases since 2018 - Valve been focusing more on hardware and software development over the past decade. (more...)
Salesforce and Apple team up to transform your CRM Salesforce and Apple team up to transform your CRM
- November 19, 2019

The OS certainly didn't release in a stable state but Apple has been relentlessly updating it ever since and it is definitely in better shape now than since it came out. That's separate to the earlier problem where some users complained that iOS was being too eager to shut down apps in the background, meaning they lost whatever progress they were making in them. (more...)
Amazon takes on Spotify with ad-supported free music streaming service Amazon takes on Spotify with ad-supported free music streaming service
- November 19, 2019

In April, Amazon announced that Amazon Music was free to stream with advertisements on Alexa-enabled devices like the company's Echo smart speakers. but can get one for this tempting trial price (see picture, main). Interested users can also tune into Amazon Music over the official website . Instead, the service will pick a separate song from the same artist.Or it might select an entirely different artist who sings in the same music style. (more...)
Thousands of Disney+ accounts have been hacked, sold online on dark web Thousands of Disney+ accounts have been hacked, sold online on dark web
- November 19, 2019

Hackers are using multiple tactics to get hold of Disney+ accounts, including using username and passwords stolen from other sites and trying them on different streaming services to see if they also work on Disney+. As of today, the BBC News says Disney has yet to fix many customers' problems. Each time a person uses the same password they've used in the past with the same email or login username, they make it more likely that all of said accounts will be compromised. (more...)
US Grants Huawei Third Reprieve From Ban US Grants Huawei Third Reprieve From Ban
- November 18, 2019

The American government said it plans to issue licences to firms who want to sell non-sensitive goods to Huawei but has yet to approve any applications. The Commerce Department also said the extension is largely created to help the rural U.S. wireless providers who use Huawei's low-priced equipment in their networks. (more...)
Looking for a Nintendo Switch? Black Friday deals are here Looking for a Nintendo Switch? Black Friday deals are here
- November 18, 2019

This deal also includes free shipping. Kohl's has an exclusive deal coming up on the new Nintendo Switch bundled with a few important accessories and $90 in Kohl's Cash, but you'd have to wait 'til Black Friday to snag it and pay a slightly higher price at $319.99. (more...)
Motorola's Razr Phone Is Making a Comeback Motorola's Razr Phone Is Making a Comeback
- November 18, 2019

Whether you remember the original Motorola Razr from the mid 2000s or not, the new Motorola Razr foldable smartphone is the most desirable smartphone in years. The backside has a dual-camera setup. The second setup contains of a 10MP lens and an 8MP digicam. A large phone has all but obviated my use-case for one, in fact: yes, I'm down a few screen inches if I reach for an iPhone 11 Pro rather than an iPad mini, but the fact that the iPhone will fit into my jeans pocket means it's far ... (more...)

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