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US Congress committee investigating Bangladesh Bank heist US Congress committee investigating Bangladesh Bank heist
- June 03, 2016

Policymakers, regulators and financial institutions around the world are stepping up scrutiny of the cyber security of the SWIFT payments system after hackers used it to make fraudulent transfers totaling $81 million out of Bank Bangladesh's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. (more...)
Tim Cook may need one more trip to Sidhivinayak after this report Tim Cook may need one more trip to Sidhivinayak after this report
- June 03, 2016

According to a report from Forbes , India stands out as a growing market for Internet users. We've also embedded Meeker's presentation at this year's Code Conference for those that would rather watch the key talking points from the report. (more...)
Steam Controller and Steam Link Receives First Discount Steam Controller and Steam Link Receives First Discount
- June 03, 2016

Valve also highlighted numerous changes they have implemented since launch. That's a respectable number for an odd-duck peripheral-though if it includes controllers packaged in with Steam Machines, it portends rather poorly for Valve's living room push. (more...)
Jury Says Google's Use of Oracle's Java APIs Is Fair Use
- June 02, 2016

In closing arguments earlier this week, a Google attorney said Oracle's real reason for filing the lawsuit was that it failed in its own attempts to enter the smartphone market. The amount being pegged as a possible cost for Google is $9 billion, which needless to say would have been a hefty amount to pay for the company. Fair use cases are hard to use as a precedent, and Oracle will probably appeal the ruling, so it is hard to say what this means for the tech industry just yet. (more...)
Pele wishes luck to Marcus Rashford ahead of Euro 2016
- June 02, 2016

We don't think you can just rely to be a good side defensively on a back four and a goalkeeper . "If anything, the balance does tilt towards attackers and offensive midfielders ". It will be very interesting to see in a squad of 23 how he can bring those qualities to bare at an even higher level. The Southampton full-back received treatment away from the main group on Wednesday [1 June] but is not expected to be a fitness doubt for the opening Euro 2016 group match against Russian ... (more...)
Tesla to deliver Model X to Chinese consumers ahead of schedule
- June 02, 2016

Users can't get a free long distance for life until they purchase that package. Model S owners had to pay an additional $2,500 to enable their Supercharging feature in the vehicle. I wish we could [make Model 3 Supercharging free], but in order to achieve the economics, it has to be something like that. Currently, there are 632 super chargers and 3,600 individual chargers across the globe. (more...)
Gorilla shooting vote: Was Cincinnati Zoo right to kill Harambe? Gorilla shooting vote: Was Cincinnati Zoo right to kill Harambe?
- June 02, 2016

While they have been blamed for the gorilla's death by some on social media , the family expressed appreciation for those offering support. A woman who witnessed the boy's fall said she heard the youngster say he wanted to get in the water with the gorillas. (more...)
Microsoft plans to take control of VR without making a headset Microsoft plans to take control of VR without making a headset
- June 02, 2016

Microsoft has made several announcements at Computex in Taipei. The Windows Holographic platform powers mixed-reality experiences now available on Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft is also working with Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Acer, ASUS, Dell, Falcon Northwest, HP, Lenovo, MSI and others on the Windows Holographic platform. (more...)
Asus Launches New Thinner Hybrids at Computex 2016
- June 02, 2016

While the Transformer 3 has the same display size as the Transformer 3 Pro , the 3 is thinner and lighter with a thickness and weight of 6.9mm and 695 grams respectively. The form factor of Asus Trasformer 3 Pro closely resembles that of the Surface Pro series. ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics card dock that gives ASUS Transformer 3 Pro desktop-grade graphics performance, turning it into a VR-ready gaming powerhouse. (more...)
New ASUS Transformer 3 Range Unveiled New ASUS Transformer 3 Range Unveiled
- June 02, 2016

The event also saw the launch of the ZenFone 3 smartphone series. It features the world's thinnest fan at 3mm, and has an 82 percent screen to body ratio. ASUS Transformer 3 weighs 695g and is 6.9mm thin. ASUS Transformer 3 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and has up to a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM that provides fast performance for work and play. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra Unveiled
- June 02, 2016

The 16-megapixel rear camera features a 6-piece Largan lens, f/2.0 aperture and ASUS's TriTech autofocus technology. The ZenFone 3 Ultra also includes a fingerprint reader, but ASUS has moved it to the front of the device for easier access. (more...)
Rio gang rape: Police hunt 30 men after images appear on Twitter
- June 02, 2016

Her next memory is from Sunday morning, when she woke up naked in another house in the same favela with 33 heavily armed men. She says she arrived at around 1 a.m. "It is absurd that in the 21st century we should have to live with barbaric crimes such as this". In response to the comments seeming to blame the victim - "If she had just stayed home, she would have been fine" - Brazilian feminists have widely shared news reports of women being attacked in their own homes. (more...)
WWDC 2016 keynote officially set for June 13, 10 a.m. PT
- June 02, 2016

There were also announcements about new features for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch that fell a bit flat. As you look to the future to see what iOS 10 will bring the iPhone 7 later this year and what an iOS 10 update could bring to your device we want to outline what you can expect and what you need to know about this process. (more...)
Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case
- June 01, 2016

The outcome of the court battle has been watched closely by other software developers. Oracle filed the case against Google in 2010 after it bought Sun Microsystems. However, if Oracle had won , codes would have become licensed and companies would most likely have to pay to use those codes. "It's undisputed. They took the code, they copied it, and put it right into Android", said Bricks. (more...)
Google Confirms Chrome OS Will Support Android Apps, Google Play; Details Rollout
- June 01, 2016

For everyone else, we've included the official list below and Google states that all of the following compatible Chromebook devices will gain Android app support throughout 2016 - no specific dates mentioned yet. Is your Chromebook missing from the list? Head on over to Google's support page for the full thing. "Once you've made previous purchases available for Family Library and submitted your app update in the Developer Console, you can't opt-out-your selection is permanent", says ... (more...)
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi buys 1500 patents from Microsoft Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi buys 1500 patents from Microsoft
- June 01, 2016

Xiaomi would likely need more patents and regulatory approval to sell smartphones in the USA, according to analysts. The Microsoft-Xioami deal comes the same day that Xiaomi said it would be downsizing its Brazilian operations due to tax and manufacturing rules. (more...)
Google announces 'Daydream' platform for mobile VR Google announces 'Daydream' platform for mobile VR
- May 31, 2016

During the second day of Google I/O, the company officially announced that native Android apps are arriving on Chrome OS later this year. "Because there's only so much you can do in terms of immersiveness and interactivity with - let's be serious - a piece of cardboard, and a phone that was really only meant to be a phone". (more...)
Pre-2013 Dodge Challenger and Charger Added to Takata Airbag Recall Pre-2013 Dodge Challenger and Charger Added to Takata Airbag Recall
- May 31, 2016

The Takata passenger front airbag inflators that do not contain a moisture absorbing desiccant will be replaced in the affected vehicles, free of charge. The new recalls are the result of increasingly aggressive USA auto safety regulators. "This may result in an inflator rupture when the air bag deploys". (more...)
Asus Unveils the Stunning New Transformer Series Asus Unveils the Stunning New Transformer Series
- May 31, 2016

The top-of-the-line i7 version will sell for $1,999, while the bottom-end version - i5 processor , 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD - will sell for $999. The ZenBook 3 sports the world's thinnest fan at 3mm and a 12.5-inch display. The maximum amount of RAM is 8GB, and the most internal storage that you can get with it is 512GB. Just the processor configurations available for Asus's new laptop makes it a more powerful device than the 12-inch MacBook which only comes with a Core M processor . (more...)
Halo 5 Hog Wild Update Arriving on May 31st, Warzone Changes Revealed Halo 5 Hog Wild Update Arriving on May 31st, Warzone Changes Revealed
- May 31, 2016

Gamespot reports that the "Hog Wild" update was originally going to include much more content but these had to be pushed back and instead will be included in the upcoming "Warzone Firefight" expansion which is scheduled to launch in June. Additionally, Warzone Legendary bosses will offer a "bigger payoff" when you take them down, and the bosses themselves will have more of a "visual identity". (more...)

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