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IPhone X destroys top Android rivals on Geekbench
- September 16, 2017

That inadvertently undermines the value proposition of the iPhone 8's only real differentiating feature, leading to a meaningful trade-off: You can either charge wirelessly at a rate comparable to what you're used to, or charge wired at a dramatically faster rate (50% charge in 30 minutes) if you're willing to buy the requisite equipment. (more...)
Apple Unveils iPhone X with Face ID, 3D Sensors, and More Apple Unveils iPhone X with Face ID, 3D Sensors, and More
- September 16, 2017

Other new devices debuting at yesterday's event were the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, and the Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular capabilities. "The "shoulda thought of those abuses" moment is now". "Not the issue. We're building the infrastructure of authoritarianism". Three NEW iPhones have been announced with two iPhone 8s similar to the existing models and a radical iPhone X 10th anniversary model. (more...)
Microsoft Azure confidential computing keeps data in use secret Microsoft Azure confidential computing keeps data in use secret
- September 16, 2017

You can sign-up for early access program here. The technology, known as Azure confidential computing, places customer information in a virtual enclave, probably a black box, to protect it from outside hackers, government authorities, and even Microsoft. (more...)
IPhone X has Face ID security in case of theft
- September 16, 2017

Face ID replaces the Touch ID feature which was seen on iPhones (which is still present on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ) as a biometric authentication technique. Franken has requested a response to his questions by October 13. Apple claims that FaceID is a lot easier and safer. The San Bernandino case is still fresh in everyone's mind, where even though Apple took a stand against compromising on its values, the Federal Bureau of Investigation went ahead and managed to crack the ... (more...)
Google Deletes Inactive Android Device Backups After 2 Months Google Deletes Inactive Android Device Backups After 2 Months
- September 16, 2017

If you don't use your device for 2 weeks, you may see an expiration date below your backup . Google Drive is an incredible data backup tool for Android devices, which also facilitates an easy switch to another Android device. For instance: "Expires in 54 days". Google may show an expiration date on the system backup folder in Drive if a device hasn't been used in two weeks, but it doesn't warn users with a notification or email. (more...)
Escaped Prisoners Captured On British Virgin Islands Escaped Prisoners Captured On British Virgin Islands
- September 16, 2017

He said 90 percent of St. Thomas' electrical distribution was destroyed and about half of St. John's grid is down. "We need to rebuild the schools, the businesses, the restaurants and, of course, the homes". At this time, U.S. citizens should not attempt to go to the U.S. Embassy in Havana as it suffered severe flood damage. "Everyone's helping everyone. We're all trying to stay positive". (more...)
Facebook opens AI research center in Montreal Facebook opens AI research center in Montreal
- September 15, 2017

The Facebook project will be connected to McGill University's Centre for Intelligent Machines and to the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, started by University of Montreal professor and machine learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio, two sources with knowledge of the plans said. (more...)
UEFA charges Cologne with four offences, Arsenal with one after Emirates chaos
- September 15, 2017

Uefa's charges against Cologne consist of crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and acts of damage. According to various British reports , hundreds of Koln fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets, causing a handful of melees to break out around the grounds. (more...)
Xbox has a really smart system to avoid game download hell Xbox has a really smart system to avoid game download hell
- September 15, 2017

One of my biggest worries about the Xbox One X was games becoming too big; these titles are already huge, but with 4K HDR assets added in, your included 1TB hard drive would be filled in no time. Since all three Xbox One consoles vary in power and efficacy, Intelligent Delivery is a tool that dictates and manages games, resources and assets across the family of machines on the consumer side, effectively allowing users to download "shrunken" games. (more...)
Google will unify mobile and desktop autoplay behavior in Chrome 64 Google will unify mobile and desktop autoplay behavior in Chrome 64
- September 15, 2017

And now with the new feature, it will not play sounds unless the user wants to play it. "These changes will give users greater control over media playing in their browser, while making it easier for publishers to implement autoplay where it benefits the user". (more...)
Germany Regain Top Spot In FIFA Rankings Germany Regain Top Spot In FIFA Rankings
- September 15, 2017

Despite getting four points from their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup qualifier double-header against Cameroon in August and September, the three-time African champions dropped a place from the fourth position they occupied last month to the fifth position on the continent. (more...)
Can anyone see my credit report when it's frozen? Can anyone see my credit report when it's frozen?
- September 15, 2017

Equifax added that credit card numbers of around 209,000 USA consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of around 182,000 US consumers were accessed. Note that you will need to temporarily lift the freeze (by providing a password) if you wish to apply for a new loan or credit card. According to Flores when he logged onto the website and typed the last four digits of his social, a message stated that his personal information might have been ... (more...)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II to ship with Google Assistant built in Bose QuietComfort 35 II to ship with Google Assistant built in
- September 15, 2017

It's now unclear when Bose will announce or release the QC35 II, but 9to5Google's source was told by Australian retailer Life Style Store that they were coming in "2-3 weeks" and will retail at the same $499 price point as the current QC 35. (more...)
New Facebook Snooze Button will let you Mute Person/Group Temporarily New Facebook Snooze Button will let you Mute Person/Group Temporarily
- September 15, 2017

Facebook always keeps bringing new updates to improve user experience and it is going to bring another useful feature called " Snooze ". This is a flawless solution to avoid unwanted and stupid posts from people instead of permanently following that person. (more...)
Xiaomi launches Mi Note 3 with 6 GB RAM and facial recognition Xiaomi launches Mi Note 3 with 6 GB RAM and facial recognition
- September 15, 2017

Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note 3 . The regular edition of the phone is only available in one color - Black. Xiaomi Mi Mote 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 550 nits brightness and 401 ppi pixel density. (more...)
4? High-End Pixel 2 Launch Hinted in Billboard Ad; Google Confirms 4? High-End Pixel 2 Launch Hinted in Billboard Ad; Google Confirms
- September 15, 2017

A new video posted to the company's YouTube channel suggests that the new Pixels will have better battery life, more storage, an improved camera, and more. Rumors of a Pixel 2 release have been coming out for months. Neither set of documents identifies Google or the Pixel 2 by name, but it's notable that two separate companies use such similar identifiers for their new devices. (more...)
The next Windows Developer Day is October 10 The next Windows Developer Day is October 10
- September 15, 2017

The main feature is app-by-app privacy controls beyond just granting location privileges. Another notable improvement is the Windows 10 update will introduce app permission prompts that are like the ones you see on Android and iOS. "This way you can choose which apps can access information from specific features on your device". There will be enhancements for IT administrators to limit down the telemetry that's collected to the minimum that's required for Windows Analytics . (more...)
Apple shows new Apple TV that supports sharper TV shows and movies Apple shows new Apple TV that supports sharper TV shows and movies
- September 15, 2017

While not a medically certified device, Apple is also launching a heart rate study that'll use the watch's heartrate sensor to detect atrial fibrilation: irregular heartbeats that can be a precursor to stroke. More interestingly, it is the display of the smartwatch that acts as the antenna to receive 4G LTE as well as 3G signals. The watch would run on an electronic SIM card which is even smaller than a nano SIM. (more...)
Here's what Apple's $1000 iPhone X will cost you per month Here's what Apple's $1000 iPhone X will cost you per month
- September 15, 2017

In a ceremony laced with all that Apple's annual events always are, the company launched three new iPhones, viz., the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone "X" . Movies you bought in HD will be upgraded for free to 4K. It's the best hardware Apple has to offer, along with the best selection of high-quality apps, so it makes a good combination. (more...)
A Hideous Call of Duty A Hideous Call of Duty
- September 15, 2017

This bundle is all about Call of Duty: WWII , which brings the storied franchise back to it's historical, boots-on-the-ground roots. There's also a matching, army green DualShock 4 controller to really take your game to the next level. Finally, Activision said it will announce details on the content included in the beta and pre-load details for the Call of Duty: WWII beta in the days ahead. (more...)

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