Sci-tech

Facebook to let users see if they followed Russian 'troll farm' pages

Facebook to let users see if they followed Russian 'troll farm' pages The Internet Research Agency, which is based in St. Petersburg, allegedly used social media as part of a wider Russian plot to sow divisions within the USA ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. The moves should signal to lawmakers that they are taking the issue seriously. And more than 140 million people on Facebook and Instagram potentially saw Russian-sent stories because friends interacte... [Full Article...]

Google collected user data through cell tower for 11 months

Google collected user data through cell tower for 11 months In an email, Google spokesperson said, " In January of this year, we began looking into using Cell ID codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery ". On a routine basis, we discover that apps have been hacked , that they're using our data unethically , or that more information is being shared or tracked than initially realized. [Full Article...]

Ubisoft details plans for Rainbow Six Siege Year Three

Ubisoft details plans for Rainbow Six Siege Year Three I remember writing last year (around the same time, no less) that Rainbow Six Siege would be getting a second year of DLC. Little is known beyond its co-op nature, with the tease suggesting a potential new threat for players to deal with beyond the standard versus or AI terrorists along with special cosmetic items to collect. [Full Article...]

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal A photograph of Tesla's new roadster . Unlike the previous version of the Roadster, Tesla's first model which went out of production in 2012, this auto will have four seats. The company is still working on production issues with its Model 3 . Tesla has unveiled an electric lorry with production due to begin in the United States in 2019. [Full Article...]

Global carbon emissions set to rise again after falling flat

Global carbon emissions set to rise again after falling flat Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said on Monday at United Nations climate talks, warning that " time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. [Full Article...]

Zuma to be launched into orbit

Zuma to be launched into orbit The US government will be launching Zuma into space on Thursday. Launch Window: 10 p.m. " SpaceX is now targeting Thursday, Nov. 16 for launch of the Zuma mission", said SpaceX spokesman John Tayor. Zuma satellite mission patch. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will attempt a land-based return after sending the payload into orbit. Mysterious CLIO payload shrouded beneath 4-met... [Full Article...]

IPhone X Face ID allegedly hacked by Vietnamese cybersecurity firm

IPhone X Face ID allegedly hacked by Vietnamese cybersecurity firm As can be seen in the video below, it appears to trick Face ID on the first attempt. Each capture hones the AI's ability to distinguish the owner from an imposter. It only took Vietnam-based cybersecurity experts from Bkav a few days to figure out the vulnerabilities of the authentication mechanism and create an extremely creepy mold of a hacker's face. [Full Article...]

Now, now, Qualcomm... Don't play hard to get, grins Broadcom

When reports first surfaced about the offer, it was known that Qualcomm wasn't happy with the deal. That's no small amount of money, and it would have ranked as the tech industry's largest acquisition ever. The proposed transaction was valued at approximately $130 billion. Broadcom's bid may provide motivation for Qualcomm to find a resolution, said Chris Caso, an analyst with Raymond James. [Full Article...]

Star Wars Battlefront II Patch Drastically Reduces Prices on Heroes

He went on to say that DICE is aware of the feedback on Reddit , and promised that the studio will continue to make changes to credit levels for unlocking heroes. There's also the dust-up around the loot boxes and unlock economy to address , and we'll be seeing how quickly EA and DICE address this feedback (Edit: The feedback was addressed very quickly ). [Full Article...]

Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion

Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion For many users of Twitter , the elusive blue tick that comes with verification symbolizes a sort of social media holy grail. In the aftermath of Ms Heyer's death, he used the platform to call her a "fat, disgusting Communist" and described her murder as "payback time". [Full Article...]

Hulu Comes To Nintendo Switch Today

Hulu Comes To Nintendo Switch Today Hulu should be available as a download from Nintendo's eShop after the next update, which could happen as early as tonight at midnight EST. The download is free, but users will need to have a Hulu subscription in order to access content. "We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun... [Full Article...]

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn During the trial, those anxious about their images being posted as revenge porn have to contact Australia's e-Safety commissioner through an online form , which may then suggest providing them to Facebook . Back in May, Facebook announced it was hiring thousands of new employees who will be specifically tasked with monitoring and removing flagged posts. [Full Article...]

Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people

These faces were put up on screens and the sheep were rewarded with food for picking the photograph of the correct celebrity displayed in a pen. Many other animals are known to recognise the faces among their own species, while some - including macaques, horses, dogs, mockingbirds, and sheep - can identify individuals from other species too. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio - a look at the future of supercars

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio - a look at the future of supercars Each wheel is powered by an integrated electric motor, making the vehicle all-wheel-drive and infused with torque vectoring right from the get-go. The Italian automaker is focusing on five elements it believes will underpin sports cars in the future: visionary design, an advanced propulsion system, innovative materials, efficient energy storage and, of course, pure emotion at the wheel. [Full Article...]

Google Search, Maps give users wait times for restaurants

Maybe you get a half-hour lunch break and the local sandwich counter has a line that takes 20 minutes to navigate. For a while now, Google Search has displayed a "popular times" widget for various businesses which could give a vague idea of whether you'd have to wait for a table at a restaurant, or if that one bar will be so crowded you won't be able to breathe. [Full Article...]

Broadcom believed to be eyeing deal for chip maker Qualcomm

Broadcom believed to be eyeing deal for chip maker Qualcomm The news, reported by Bloomberg today , would value Qualcomm shares at around $70, and investors immediately responded enthusiastically by sending Qualcomm stock up almost 14 percent in what Bloomberg says is the largest stock movement for the company in almost a decade. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm sues Apple over software licensing, sharing code with Intel

As things now stand, Apple utilizes chips from Qualcomm and Intel , so suitable terms must be agreed before they can continue with their mutually beneficial collaboration. Qualcomm has said Apple is mischaracterizing its practices. The chipmaker also says that an Apple engineer who was working with a competitor (still probably Intel ) requested protected information about data download tech. [Full Article...]

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA), HP Inc. (HPQ)

One reason for the weak numbers was the trouble Tesla has been having with the launch of its Model 3, the company's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle. "Model 3 reservation holders may not be thrilled about the fact that they have to wait longer than they thought for their vehicle, but it likely won't cause them to cancel their orders en masse", Caldwell said. [Full Article...]

Indian phone market price war hits Bharti Airtel's quarterly profit

The revenue during July-September quarter jumped almost 11% to Rs3,648 crore from Rs3,292 crore in the year- ago period, according to a company statement. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 17.4 percent to Rs 7,922 crore, while EBITDA margin contracted to 36.4 percent from 30.72 percent in the previous quarter, the company said. [Full Article...]

Watch an engineer's tour of the new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

Watch an engineer's tour of the new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced Consumer Reports recently said that, following the recent release of the Surface Book 2 , it would not change its decision to remove the recommended status from Microsoft Surface products on reliability grounds until it had fully tested the device. [Full Article...]


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