Thursday October 18-th, 2018

Faulty BLU Life One X2 software update locks users out of phones Faulty BLU Life One X2 software update locks users out of phones

Updates aren't so great when they lock you out of your phone. They are working on a solution that would avoid the problem on phones the have NOT already been updated with the current one and locked out of the system. It asks for a password in order t...

Senators raise questions about Uber's response to reported 2015 data breach Senators raise questions about Uber's response to reported 2015 data breach

Several states, including Missouri, Massachusetts and NY, have opened investigations, and the city of Chicago sued Uber on Tuesday for failing to notify affected residents. "Uber's conduct has been truly stunning". In a letter to Ferguson's offic...

Best Price Switch Joy-Con on Cyber Monday - $67

Although the Nintendo Switch is a brilliant console/handheld hybrid, there's no denying that its Joy-con controllers are expensive. Amazon has dropped the mother of all Cyber Monday Switch deals by bundling Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Rabbids w...

Six Bosnian Croats await Hague tribunal's final verdict Six Bosnian Croats await Hague tribunal's final verdict

The court proceedings at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) were promptly adjourned. "I discard this verdict with contempt", he shouted. Praljak was specifically charged with ordering the destruction of Mostar's 1...

Engineers are taught a smartphone to determine when it peeping outsiders Engineers are taught a smartphone to determine when it peeping outsiders

As you can see in the clip above, when a person other than you is detected to be looking at your phone, the screen's contents are quickly hidden, and replaced with a view of what the front camera sees. That data is provided by a facial authentication...

Subaru Ascent has room for eight and can tow 5000 pounds Subaru Ascent has room for eight and can tow 5000 pounds

The 2018 Subaru Ascent is an eight-seater crossover created to climb the mountain of crossovers and crush them all . "ORCRP007390-topic.html" class="local_link" >Honda and others in the market for larger, mid-size crossover SUVs. Previewed by th...

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 becomes the fastest saloon around the Nurburgring Jaguar XE SV Project 8 becomes the fastest saloon around the Nurburgring

The company hasn't said who was driving the auto, but the time lops a hefty 11 seconds off the previous best by a production four-door saloon, mingling with some supercars and two-door coupes in the timesheets. The compact super saloon is capable of ...

Origins of the Yeti revealed by DNA Origins of the Yeti revealed by DNA

The abominable snowman turns out to be a little bit dog and mostly bear. Lead author Charlotte Lindqvist , a bear scientist at the University at Buffalo, and her colleagues got their hands on these samples through Icon Film Company, which produced...

This Amazon device had another record run over the holiday weekend This Amazon device had another record run over the holiday weekend

Amazon hasn't released exact sales figures for the holiday weekend, but so far this year's Cyber Monday is estimated to have been the biggest online shopping day in history , according to analysis from Adobe . It seems likely that the company surpa...

Instagram keeps doing a Snapchat with photo message remixes Instagram keeps doing a Snapchat with photo message remixes

We're talking about the ability to " remix " the photos your friends send you through Instagram Direct. When viewing a photo message from a friend, tap the camera icon at the bottom and capture a reply. But the Remix feature now lets you do f...

Waymo's self-driving cars hit 4 million miles Waymo's self-driving cars hit 4 million miles

While 4 million public miles is an impressive accomplishment for Waymo , the more telling figure is how fast that number is increasing. Now the collective odometer has notched up an incredible 4 million self-driving miles on public roads in 23 citie...

Analytical Preview of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Analytical Preview of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

The stock decreased 1.30% or $2.82 during the last trading session, reaching $214.14. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 14.42M shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Needham maintained Cogn...

This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

During this lunar phenomenon, the moon appears about 14 percent larger and brighter in the night's sky than when in apogee. As a result of this, the moon will look larger and brighter compared to the other times we see the full moon. ET. No special...

Bungie cancels final Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris live stream Bungie cancels final Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris live stream

The heart of what will be communicated tomorrow is in this section of the statement: "We are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2 ". Destiny 2 is a pretty great game , but it does have some iss...

Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders

It's called "Sets" and, according to Microsoft's Terry Myerson, it's created to help organize your workflow and mitigate time lost to interruptions. Helpfully, much like the way tabs work in web browser, Microsoft Sets will enable users to open a n...

Horrifying macOS Bug Lets Anyone Become Admin With No Password Horrifying macOS Bug Lets Anyone Become Admin With No Password

If the lock is unlocked, the machine is affected by the security flaw. Security vulnerabilities don't get a lot worse than this, as it requires nearly no technical skills to pull it off. To do so, open the System Preferences and click on the "Users...

Living bacteria found in samples from ISS satellite's surface Living bacteria found in samples from ISS satellite's surface

Scientists took swabs particularly from places where fuel wastes were discharged while the engines were operating and obscure places. Flight engineer Anton Shkaplerov says he believes that the bacteria may have come from "somewhere in space ".

Female Passenger slaps Air India staff at IGI Airport, Delhi Female Passenger slaps Air India staff at IGI Airport, Delhi

At the boarding counter, the staff refused her the boarding pass, but she started arguing with them. An Air India spokesperson said, "A lady passenger was told by a counter staff that she will not be able to check-in because she was late for the flig...

Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like environment

Manure is still one of the best fertilizers, and while farmers on the Red Planet will probably have to use their own like in the movie The Martian , the Wageningen researchers used pig slurry in their tests. "This is an important part of the argricu...

China Development Bank moves NCLT against ''insolvent'' RCom

According to the report , the Beijing-based financial institution filed the insolvency case before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on November 24 and that law firm Trilegal is advising the CDB. Only once before in recent...

Origami-inspired muscles can lift 1000 times their weight Origami-inspired muscles can lift 1000 times their weight

The ability to use soft materials will allow the robot to directly but safely interact with humans in industrial settings, the team hopes. The new technique allows the artificial muscles to lift 1,000 times their own weight. "A lot of the applica...

YouTube is investigating 'disturbing' auto-fill suggestions YouTube is investigating 'disturbing' auto-fill suggestions

The company had pledged to weed out the videos and comments more proactively in a blog post published last Wednesday. The spelling of the suggestions indicates that it's a deliberate campaign, and Google has launched an investigation into the mat...

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hits an estimated 15 million downloads Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hits an estimated 15 million downloads

The site also noted that this launch doubled the downloads for Fire Emblem's mobile launch but was less than half of download totals for Super Mario Run which totaled 32 million downloads after six days of availability on the App Store and Play S...

Russian Federation loses contact with new weather satellite Russian Federation loses contact with new weather satellite

The Meteor-M was launched on Tuesday from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome in the Far East. The Vostochny spaceport, laid out in the thick forest in the Amur Region, is the first civilian rocket launch site in Russian Federation, meant to phase ...

Honor V10 with Kirin 970 SoC, dual cameras launched: Price, specifications, features Honor V10 with Kirin 970 SoC, dual cameras launched: Price, specifications, features

UP front the device will sport a 13MP front shooter. On the front, you'll find a single 13-megapixel sensor which can create depth-of-field effects through software. Honor and DJI partnered to offer voice-based features for its drone users. The dua...

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