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Apple Boosts iPhone Security After Mideast Spyware Discovery Apple Boosts iPhone Security After Mideast Spyware Discovery
- August 26, 2016

Apple usually leaves around two weeks before closing the window following a new iOS release, so this period has been longer than usual. Apple rushed out a new security update for iPhones Thursday after it was revealed that an Israeli company had been selling and exploiting security vulnerabilities to Apple products. (more...)
Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa
- August 26, 2016

Initiated by the worldwide animal charity FOUR PAWS, the rescue venture, dubbed "Operation Safari", was facilitated in coordination with officials on the Israeli side from the Agriculture Ministry, Defense Ministry and COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories). (more...)
China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines
- August 26, 2016

Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said on Monday, August 22. Not all the killings were drug-related, he said , and police are investigating. In response, Duterte on Tuesday slammed her as "ambitious" and "brainless", saying someone with more authority at the UN should've addressed him, like UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (more...)
Meizu U10 and U20 YunOS powered Smartphones Launched in China Meizu U10 and U20 YunOS powered Smartphones Launched in China
- August 25, 2016

It features a bigger 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, and packs a 3260mAh battery. Meizu has made no official announcement on when these smartphones will be made available in other countries apart from China. Meizu U20 also has a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. On the home button, there is a fingerprint sensor which can unlock the device in just fractions of seconds. (more...)
1900 killed in seven weeks in Philippines
- August 25, 2016

The number of drug suspects killed by police is rising because they are refusing to surrender, the country's top police chief said Tuesday at a Senate hearing. "I don't care about human rights, you better believe me". Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of a "bloody" confrontation should China try to invade the country's territories in the disputed South China Sea . (more...)
Clemens nicked early, Padres lose 6-3 to Cubs
- August 25, 2016

After the runners each advanced a base on a wild pitch from Clemens, Addison Russell hit a grounder that bounced under the glove of shortstop for an error, scoring both runs. The Cubs started fast when Dexter Fowler led off the game with a double and Kris Bryant almost launched his third homer of the series. Zobrist hit a single on a hard line drive, moving Bryant to second base, and Soler popped out for the first out of the inning. (more...)
Scientists Discovered A Planet Super Similar To Earth Near Our Solar System
- August 25, 2016

In conveying the news, scientists provided some context: Proxima Centauri is a cool red dwarf star located just over four light-years from the Sun , in the constellation of Centaurus. Researchers estimate that if the planet has an atmosphere, which could be assumed but isn't known, it may be between 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit on the surface. (more...)
Xiaomi Announces the Redmi Note 4 With Helio X20 SoC & 4100mAh Battery Xiaomi Announces the Redmi Note 4 With Helio X20 SoC & 4100mAh Battery
- August 25, 2016

The phone weighs in at 175 grams and an undisclosed version of Android is pre-installed. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers dual SIM capabilities, and measures 8.5mm thin. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was released internationally in November 2015, but only made its way to our shores late last month. Xiaomi's popularity comes from the company's ability to price its phones very aggressively to sell as many units as possible, and it's quite evident that the company's popularity has multiplied in regions ... (more...)
First self-driving taxis in Singapore First self-driving taxis in Singapore
- August 25, 2016

Robo-taxis developed by nuTonomy, a MA based transportation software firm, will operate autonomously in a Singapore business district on a trial basis beginning Thursday. mile district, dubbed "one-north", and passengers have to choose specific pick-up and drop-off points, rather than hail from anywhere within the area. (more...)
Nigerian military: Boko Haram leader fatally wounded
- August 25, 2016

The Nigerian military has long held the official position that "Abubakar Shekau", the leader of the Boko Haram group is long dead, and military spokespersons have on more than one occasion announced his death. She told VOA last week that her daughter, Dorcas, was 15 years old in April 2014 when she was taken with almost 300 other girls from a secondary school in the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. (more...)
Indian submarine data leaked from French shipbuilder
- August 25, 2016

Although the 22,000-page cache of documents date from 2011, they give very detailed technical information about the combat capability of the Scorpene vessels, which are now in use in Malaysia and Chile. dollars, and the leak might compromise the security of classified data on the submarines, as per the report. The Navy, nonetheless holds the leak as an issue of concern. (more...)
Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug
- August 25, 2016

That was same period during which Mylan , after acquiring EpiPen, began steadily raising its price by 500%. "Thousands of Americans rely on EpiPens in a given year, and perhaps no time is more important in the purchasing of these devices than the beginning of a new school year", Meng wrote in a letter to committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and top Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland. (more...)
Tesla's new model as fast as a Ferrari or Porsche
- August 25, 2016

If you own a P90D Ludicrous Model S, it will cost $20,000 to updated, as they will have to recycle the old 90 kWh pack. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday the Model S P100D sedan could hit 100 from standstilll in just 2.5 seconds. The P100D with Ludicrous Mode will reach 62mph in 2.7 seconds on its way to a 155mph top speed. Tesla has launched a new battery option - believed to be the biggest possible in its current format. (more...)
Powerful quake shakes central Myanmar
- August 25, 2016

The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said. Deep quakes typically cause less damage than shallow ones. The vast site is the country's premier attraction for tourists, who can view a panorama of temples stretching to the horizon flanked by the mighty Irrawaddy River, an especially impressive experience at sunset. (more...)
Meet Octobot, a robot that's a real softie, and cheap Meet Octobot, a robot that's a real softie, and cheap
- August 25, 2016

Daniela Rus at MIT said the invention was what the soft robotics community has been looking for: "The octopus robot is a first self-contained soft robot system whose components are all soft - it is a very attractive machine". On top of the wafer are a series of microscopic fluid channels connected into a circuit, kind of like a computer circuit board that controls liquid instead of electricity. (more...)
U.S. receives Turkey's request for extradition of Gulen but not for coup U.S. receives Turkey's request for extradition of Gulen but not for coup
- August 25, 2016

However, the USA official said Turkey had so far only submitted extradition requests based on events before the coup. "We are now considering the merits of the request", Toner said. Biden will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday. "But as the vice president would say, all of that is malarkey", the USA official said. (more...)
Jonah Hill's new arms dealer attracts the wrong sort of fans Jonah Hill's new arms dealer attracts the wrong sort of fans
- August 25, 2016

But then, that's what makes him such a menace - his Miami gun runner is self-confident, fearless, charismatic, and worryingly lacking morals or anything resembling a conscience. "It wasn't a conscious decision that I wanted to make an evolution in a different direction", he says of War Dogs , which is his most serious film to date. (more...)
Amazon Launches the Kindle Reading Fund Amazon Launches the Kindle Reading Fund
- August 25, 2016

For this goal, the company joining hands with local schools and libraries , hospitals, PTA as well as nonprofit organizations, mainly Worldreader, whose mission is to bring reading and literacy to everywhere. As part of the new program, Amazon is partnering with Worldreader, a non-profit that aims to bring digital books to children and families who can not access them, to donate thousands of Kindle e-readers. (more...)
Biden tells Turkey's Erdogan: only a federal court can extradite Gulen
- August 25, 2016

Rogue troops commandeered tanks, jets and helicopters to attack state institutions in Istanbul and Ankara last month in the failed coup bid that killed 240 people and triggered a massive purge of thousands of suspected Gulen followers in Turkey's armed forces and civil service. (more...)
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Webcams Globally
- August 25, 2016

The first one, which is probably the simplest, is to uninstall the Windows 10 Anniversary Update by rolling back to the previous version of Windows 10. "A significant issue is the telemetry data the company receives". It states that Microsoft has never fully explained how telemetry data is used or for how long it is retained. (more...)

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