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Is your Huawei device safe? Google warns on significant security risk Is your Huawei device safe? Google warns on significant security risk
- February 26, 2020

According to the company, one area of focus for the Ads team is developing new ways to detect disruptive ads shown outside of the app - for example, out-of-context ads from an app not now in use. This move was part of a massive crackdown on ad fraud and "disruptive" mobile ads. "We have continued to work with Huawei, in compliance with government regulations, to provide security updates and updates to Google's apps and services on existing devices, and we will continue to do so as long as it ... (more...)
Samsung Shuts Down Factory in South Korea Due to Coronavirus Samsung Shuts Down Factory in South Korea Due to Coronavirus
- February 26, 2020

The charging case is now under 30-per cent (which you can tell by the LED light on the case's exterior), but I haven't plugged it in since I first juiced up the buds. "We will keep monitoring closely and do our best to minimize the impact on the new products". According to Kia Motors Corp., its plant in Gwangju, some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul , suffered a production disruption of 10,000 vehicles since February 4. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with UTG screen and Snapdragon 855+ Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with UTG screen and Snapdragon 855+
- February 26, 2020

Samsung yesterday presented its second folding phone in San Francisco, the Galaxy Z Flip . There's no lip or chin in the design like there is in Motorola's equivalent, with the focus here being on something more streamlined and simple: the Galaxy Z Flip is a big phone you can fold into a small one, closing shut rather like a pocket mirror, though with a small OLED screen on the outside to inform you of any notifications. (more...)
Sony Pulls Out Of PAX EAST and GDC due to Coronavirus Concerns Sony Pulls Out Of PAX EAST and GDC due to Coronavirus Concerns
- February 26, 2020

He also said that such a decision would prove to be harmful to Boston's community in a number of ways. However, with game developers explicitly stating that they aren't going to attend the gaming festival, it does seem like Sony has made up its mind about not wanting to attend PAX East . (more...)
Swarm of almost 40,000 bees in California send 5 to hospital Swarm of almost 40,000 bees in California send 5 to hospital
- February 26, 2020

Bill Grisafe said. Responding to a call about a mere bee stings, a group of first responders in Southern California, got much more than they bargained for Thursday. The first firefighter had 17 stings when he arrived. The bees were dispersed using fire extinguishers and CO2, killing majority and forcing the rest to flee. (more...)
Google Warns New Huawei Phone Owners Against Sideloading Gmail And YouTube Google Warns New Huawei Phone Owners Against Sideloading Gmail And YouTube
- February 26, 2020

It was then reinstated in January after the developers introduced an update to the app which brought in a dialog box that asked users' permission to access and sync their list of contacts. Google is now doing a much-needed crackdown on apps that bother users with intrusive and annoying advertisements. Google's statement reminds users that sideloaded versions of its popular services might not include official security enhancements. (more...)
Azam, Sarfaraz fire Quetta Gladiators to victory Azam, Sarfaraz fire Quetta Gladiators to victory
- February 26, 2020

Zalmi won the toss and elected to field first, however, Kings sealed a huge total over the loss of four wickets with the input of its in-form opener, Babar Azam 78 off 56, and skipper Imad Wasim's 50 off 30 balls as the two players set third-wicket partnership of overall 97 runs. (more...)
USI may enter backend supply chain of AirPods Pro series USI may enter backend supply chain of AirPods Pro series
- February 25, 2020

As for when they will be officially announced, most signs point to an Apple event in March . A string of codes that seemingly hinted that the Cupertino company is working on a New Apple TV 4K surfaced online a few days ago. Most premium over-ear noise-canceling headphones cost between $300 and $400, with the excellent Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 landing at the top of that range. (more...)
A Spy-Themed Affair With Deadpool, New Skins, Locations A Spy-Themed Affair With Deadpool, New Skins, Locations
- February 25, 2020

Now known by its proper name of Top Secret, that means we have a brand new battle pass to grind through, new cosmetics to covet, and myriad map updates to explore, and inevitably get killed near. If you own the Battle Pass, you'll be able to sneak in and scan the computer terminal for secret challenges. These shouldn't be too hard to knock out as they'll more than likely be in the same room as Deadpool and not require players to actually get into a match. (more...)
Valve's Index VR production has been impacted by coronavirus
- February 25, 2020

Valve confirmed the news to UploadVR with the following statement: "With Half-Life: Alyx coming March 23rd, we are working hard to meet demand for the Valve Index and want to reassure everyone that Index systems will be available for purchase prior to the game's launch". (more...)
Apple is Considering Letting 3rd Party Apps Run as the Default Option Apple is Considering Letting 3rd Party Apps Run as the Default Option
- February 25, 2020

Apple's insistence on gatekeeping certain actions of rival apps on iPhones and iPads has always been a source of contention among users. Apple Inc.is reportedly weighing a plan to let users change some default apps on iPhones and iPads, a move that, if implemented, would represent a major reversal in the company's "walled garden" strategy for iOS . (more...)
The Copy-Paste Inventor Died The Copy-Paste Inventor Died
- February 25, 2020

Xerox, where Mr Tesler spent part of his career, paid tribute to him. According to the American technology-news online magazine Verge and his CV posted online , he joined Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1973, where he developed cut, copy , and paste , a concept that has since become instrumental for the computer operating system. (more...)
OnePlus 8's offline launch event not canceled due to coronavirus OnePlus 8's offline launch event not canceled due to coronavirus
- February 25, 2020

The OnePlus 5 launch event was hosted live online, though we'd hope OnePlus will make things just a bit more lively if they follow this same format. Previously, we saw that the regular OnePlus 8 has appeared on Geekbench revealing some key specs . Thanks to the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are expected to be the first set of smartphones with 5G network support. (more...)
Kings Canyon is back in Apex Legends (but only for the weekend) Kings Canyon is back in Apex Legends (but only for the weekend)
- February 25, 2020

The Kings Canyon map will be available to play on from today (at around 6-7pm GMT when the update goes live) until Monday the 24th February. Apex Legends is getting a touch nostalgic this weekend, as the free-to-play battle royale game returns to its roots by ushering in its original Kings Canyon map. (more...)
Over 400K private WhatsApp group invite links are exposed to search engines Over 400K private WhatsApp group invite links are exposed to search engines
- February 25, 2020

But it appears that Google is indexing those invite links , leaving private group chats exposed to anyone who stumbles upon the invite links with a random keyword search. The company downplayed the issue, implied that it was on objective, and also put the blame on search engines for indexing the invite URLs. Facebook then says that it can not control what Google and other search engines index, so its hands are tied. (more...)
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Coming to iOS Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Coming to iOS
- February 25, 2020

Microsoft ahead of cybersecurity conference RSA 2020 has announced several new security features coming to various platforms, including the general availability of Microsoft Threat Protection and security features coming to mobile platforms. (more...)
Valve Index: Coronavirus slows the production of Half-Life Alyx VR viewer Valve Index: Coronavirus slows the production of Half-Life Alyx VR viewer
- February 25, 2020

We're just about a month out from the launch of Half Life: Alyx on March 23rd , and like so many other things, it is seeing some impact from the coronavirus outbreak. We'll have to wait and find out. According to Valve's high spheres, however, " the whole team is working hard to maximize their efforts and ensure the widest availability of Index ". (more...)
Sizzling Wheels declares a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck Sizzling Wheels declares a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck
- February 25, 2020

According to the company, this model is already sold out . This remote control Cybertruck is the only way to pilot a Cybertruck in 2020. And they may give hobbyists a little bit of a preview of the Tesla Cybertruck - both were designed with help from the electric vehicle maker. (more...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Could Bring More Classic Maps Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Could Bring More Classic Maps
- February 25, 2020

While still unannounced, players have been accidentally transported to their tutorial, and there is detailed information related to their map and mechanics online. Though the source could be legitimate, we have no way of knowing for sure. This will likely lead to further action taken and potential legal trouble. (more...)
Facebook’s voice recording feature will now be much beneficial Facebook’s voice recording feature will now be much beneficial
- February 25, 2020

Available only in the US, Viewpoints will sail to different markets next year. Actually this is the part of their ViewPoint Research App which they announced after the shutdown of their Research App. Now, it plans to expand the app to cover what it's calling " Pronunciations ", which will get you to make short recordings for it to analyse. Facebook says users affected are those who opted in to having their voice chats transcribed. (more...)

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