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IPhone source code leaked as anonymous developer posts iOS bootloader to GitHub IPhone source code leaked as anonymous developer posts iOS bootloader to GitHub
- February 08, 2018

Part of the iOS boot code, called iBoot , was posted on GitHub yesterday for anyone to view-and without Apple's permission. It's unclear who is behind this leak because it was posted on GitHub by an anonymous user. That said, it's unclear how much of the iOS 9-vintage code remains in the current iOS 11 and near-future iOS 12 iBoot process, nor how improvements to the secure enclave hardware may have mitigated risks to nearly all iOS devices now being sold. (more...)
Machine learning identifies diabetics with 85% accuracy using wearable heart rate monitors Machine learning identifies diabetics with 85% accuracy using wearable heart rate monitors
- February 08, 2018

Cardiogram, a digital health startup, was founded in 2016 by ex-Googlers Johnson Hsieh and Brandon Ballinger. All told, the study monitored approximately 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear owners over the course of many weeks. In a new study conducted with the UCSF Department of Medicine, a neural network developed by a startup called Cardiogram was able to detect diabetes with almost 85 percent accuracy, just by looking at people's heart beats over time. (more...)
Ford adds diesel option to Transit Connect line Ford adds diesel option to Transit Connect line
- February 08, 2018

If you liked the Volkswagen bus, Ford thinks you'll really like the company's 2019 Transit Connect Wagon . The turbodiesel-Ford calls it EcoBlue-has been available in Europe for about a year, but is new to the USA and a first for this type of vehicle. (more...)
Scientists say earliest Britons had dark skin Scientists say earliest Britons had dark skin
- February 08, 2018

Booth said that these people had dark skin, and a lot of them had dark brown hair and pale-colored eyes that were either blue or green. Cheddar Man , the 10,000-year-old skeleton of ancient Briton found in Somerset, England, had his face revealed. (more...)
Google Pixel 2′s camera app does not use the Pixel Visual Core Google Pixel 2′s camera app does not use the Pixel Visual Core
- February 08, 2018

According to the Pixel and Pixel XL owners, Google was aware of the problems existing in the stock-Android running lineup of devices but still sold them such phones, though Google claims that it was aware of these issues starting March past year. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 finally gets Android 8.0 Oreo, here's how to update Samsung Galaxy S8 finally gets Android 8.0 Oreo, here's how to update
- February 08, 2018

Earlier today, the Update has started rolling out in Germany but it is expected to roll out in other countries over the coming weeks. This would be a big update, since most users have been waiting for Oreo for quite some time. If it has been rolled out to your device, you will see the prompt for a manual download. The only news we received for that was back in December, when its test firmware was leaked. (more...)
Auto Expo: Mahindra unveils Stinger, wide range of e-vehicle concepts Auto Expo: Mahindra unveils Stinger, wide range of e-vehicle concepts
- February 08, 2018

The expo will also see the debut of Kia Motors Corp.in India. According to the company, it plans to launch its auto offerings in 2019. The vehicle is a new concept SUV, that was showcased in a similar colour - bright orange and white combination - to the Maruti ConceptFutureS. (more...)
European Union hikes eurozone growth forecasts European Union hikes eurozone growth forecasts
- February 08, 2018

At the same time, the European Commission's expectations are that actual inflation will continue to accelerate, as the growth of disposable household incomes will continue to support private demand. That's according to the European economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici , although he added that inflation may pick up marginally. (more...)
The Lofty Promises of Elon Musk The Lofty Promises of Elon Musk
- February 08, 2018

Tesla's fourth-quarter net loss more than quintupled as the company continues to spend money at a torrential rate to ramp up production of its new mass-market electric auto. And the company's assembly plant in California reportedly struggled to accelerate production. Prior to the market correction, which has reduced Tesla's 2018 gain to about 3% ahead of earnings, there was no real major dip, so you could argue that the staggering losses and the capital obliteration - over $1 billion ... (more...)
Samsung, Roku Smart TVs Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking Samsung, Roku Smart TVs Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking
- February 08, 2018

The problems affect Samsung televisions along with TV models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV platform. Streaming devices are also vulnerable with the example cited being the Roku Ultra . "This is a mischaracterization of a feature", says Roku's Gary Ellison. The Samsung flaw was more hard to exploit and had specific circumstances needed to work. (more...)
SpaceX Heavy blasts off, puts auto in space SpaceX Heavy blasts off, puts auto in space
- February 08, 2018

Experts said the launch would likely catch the eye of the USA space agency NASA , which may consider using the Falcon Heavy as a way to fast-track its plans to reach the Moon again for the first time since 1972. Overnight, SpaceX published some of its own images of the rocket's ascent and of the seemingly synchronized landing of the two side boosters at Cape Canaveral. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz Dalai Lama Quote in Ad Rattles China Mercedes-Benz Dalai Lama Quote in Ad Rattles China
- February 08, 2018

The Chinese government considers Tibet to be part of China. Many customers were quick to criticize the company for its post. Mercedes-Benz has apologised to Chinese consumers on China's Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo for "hurting Chinese people's feelings", right after Mercedes and its parent company Daimler on Monday posted a picture of a white Benz on their Instagram accounts and cited the Dalai Lama in the ad, China Daily reported. (more...)
Noteworthy Stocks to Watch For: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)
- February 08, 2018

The fund acquired 1,413 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock, valued at approximately $204,000. TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT) has risen 13.67% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) earned "Hold" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, August 7. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, November 10 report. (more...)
Reddit bans Reddit bans "involuntary porn" communities that trade AI-generated celebrity videos
- February 08, 2018

Deepfakes, a phenomenon that started on Reddit and has also gained traction on 4chan, only recently made their way to Twitter . Through the use of easily accessible machine learning tools like Google's TensorFlow, it's possible for porn-lovers to rather convincingly make it look like movie stars have transitioned into the porn world; ironically the opposite is often attempted in the real-world. (more...)
Fear the Wolves is Another Battle Royale Game From STALKER Devs Fear the Wolves is Another Battle Royale Game From STALKER Devs
- February 07, 2018

Claimed to have been in development "for months", fans will hear more at the "What's Next de Focus" press event in Paris, in February. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has inspired tons of new battle royale games to pop up over the previous year due to its success . (more...)
Microsoft Seeks Cloud Users With Free-Switch Offer Microsoft Seeks Cloud Users With Free-Switch Offer
- February 07, 2018

When it comes to luring more customers to its cloud storage business, Microsoft isn't relying exclusively on this new promotion. The deal will also only be available until later this June, and is only for new customers. The offer runs from February 6 to June 30 of this year, and is open to businesses that make "a minimum 500 user commitment" and are not current Office 365 or OneDrive for Business customers. (more...)
The Surge 2 is coming in 2019 The Surge 2 is coming in 2019
- February 07, 2018

All we have to go by is The Surge 2's lone piece of key/concept art, featured at the top of the page. Rather than being confined to the CREO campus, this new game will have players suffer The Surge in a "a sprawling, devastated citywith larger and more ambitious level design" thanks to Deck13's upgraded game engine. (more...)
Cases of Galaxy S9 leaked affirming Samsung new design Cases of Galaxy S9 leaked affirming Samsung new design
- February 07, 2018

The company's C-series in Galaxy lineup devices target premium mid-range markets, prices nearly near to the "so-called" flagship killer smartphones. What's the only thing more exciting than a new Samsung Galaxy phone? Nearly every other flagship Android-powered device has to live up to or surpass the Galaxy phone in order to gain traction in the market. (more...)
Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020 Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020
- February 07, 2018

He said that the Japanese company sold around 53 lakh automobile products globally a year ago with strong contribution from India. The interiors of the new Honda Amaze have been revised as well and Honda claims that the insides of the compact sedan are now more spacious than ever before. (more...)
Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai To Launch 9 Products By 2020 In India Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai To Launch 9 Products By 2020 In India
- February 07, 2018

Most of the noticeable changes are visible on the face of the vehicle - a new black cascading grille and redesigned headlamp with new LED daytime running lights. This infotainment gains new features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. The new i20 also gets revised interiors which look more premium compared to its predecessor. (more...)

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